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Month: May 2021

Lille

Lille spring a surprise charge

Oh, Lille. Since Qatar Sports Investments (QSI) took over Paris Saint-Germain back in 2011, PSG have only failed to win the Ligue 1 title twice. The first time was in 2011-12. An Olivier Giroud-powered Montpellier won the title. But, PSG were just finding their feet then. The second time was back in 2016-17. This time, a simply sensational Monaco side pipped them. That was a fantastic Monaco squad, with the likes of Danijel Subasic, Fabinho, …

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Ligue 1 title race

Ligue 1 title race – Lille will, PSG will not

PSG do not hold the keys to unlock the Ligue 1 title race. Read that again. Let it sink in. Let us remind you – we are in 2021. Pinch yourselves perhaps. It is Lille who are now champions elect in France. In the so-called farmers league no less. Lille Olympique Sporting Club have one hand on the elusive Ligue 1 trophy. The football club from the northern most region of France has been mostly …

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UEFA Europa Conference League

UEFA Europa Conference League: explained

Strap in, lads. The UEFA Europa Conference League is here, bringing intense excitement like never before! You didn’t buy it, did you? I won’t blame you. The announcement of the new competition last year was met with surprise, and in some cases, ridicule. Fans familiar with the English football pyramid are familiar with the term Conference. Up until recently, the fifth tier of English football was called Conference Premier, with the leagues below called Conference …

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UCL semifinal Manchester City

UCL semifinal review – all English final awaits

One more step close. Yet another stage crossed and now the destination is in touching distance. Promised Land is now not too far away. The UEFA Champions League semifinal is done and two teams remain to battle it out for the final. As we thus venture to review the UCL semifinal, it is only fitting we put football in context. Especially after football threatened to change context on its head. Firstly, it is important to …

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European Super League: Ambition or Greed?

It’s about a week now since the European Super League was announced. It died a rather swift death, of course – or not – but the memory is still ripe. The reaction was pretty much an outcry against the greed of the so-called elite, even as the elite themselves highlighted their ambition. But then, do the likes of Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspurs really belong among Europe’s elite?¬† Arsenal were eighth in the Premier League last …

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