Arsenal take 2-0 lead at Celtic Park

Arsenal take 2-0 lead at Celtic Park

Celtic 0-2 Arsenal You’d have to wonder what it felt like for Cesc Fabregas being the first in his Arsenal team to walk out onto Parkhead. There are only a handful of stadia worldwide that could be said to generate the same atmosphere when full of fans. Much of the pre-game chatter from pundits centred […]

Ligue 1 Season Preview 2009/10

Ligue 1 Season Preview 2009/10

With a lot of talking point in French football this summer, Niall Farrell gives his insight in to the new Ligue 1 campaign. Of the ‘big 5’ leagues last year (the top 5 UEFA leagues, based on coefficient – that’s the EPL, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga and Ligue 1 respectively), the French Ligue 1 […]

An Eye on Germany: 1. FC Union Berlin

An Eye on Germany: 1. FC Union Berlin

To the casual observer, a 3-0 win for a side from Berlin over another side from a western town with just over 200,000 inhabitants might not seem like a big deal. A win for Union Berlin over Rot-Weiss Oberhausen might not even register in most fans’ minds, what with all the glamour in the Bundesliga. […]

Eredivisie Season Preview 2009/10

Eredivisie Season Preview 2009/10

Up until a few years ago, I will admit I didn’t hold the Dutch Eredivisie in particularly high regard. I saw it as a closed shop. One year Ajax would win, the next year it would be PSV and the next year Feyenoord. This footballing oligarchy never made for good viewing, in my eyes. Then […]

Bundesliga Season Preview 2009/10

Bundesliga Season Preview 2009/10

Last year; apart from Aston Villa and Hull’s brief stays in the top four, at the start of the season a child could have predicted the teams who would occupy the Champions League spots in May. Are you sick of this predictability? Then look no further than what has become the greatest footballing contest in […]