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  • If I have to choose between Guardiola and Barcelona… 6th May 2015

    ………I’ll pick Barcelona tonight. Because Barcelona learned a lot from Pep. He told his players exactly what to do –…


  • Carlos Tevez stars in victory over Real Madrid 5th May 2015

    A pulsating spectacle! Partly because Carlo Ancelotti’s team selection was a pig’s breakfast. 4-4-2 with Bale and Ronaldo up front?…


  • Are Juventus vulnerable to Real pace? 5th May 2015

    And would they rather Real Madrid didn’t have a manager who knows the Italian mentality and tactics so well? Bear…


  • Alexis Sanchez is better than Overmars or Ljungberg 5th May 2015

    But the Dutchman and the Swede won league titles with Arsenal. That was before the oligarch dropped out of the sky…


  • Barcelona can go to Berlin via Munich 2nd May 2015

    It’s now the month of May, and after a grumpy season on ANR, I’m ready to see games between Europe’s finest…


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