Who can look forward to the Champions League next season?

With Manchester United’s firm grip on the Premier League title looking impossible to break, the race for Champions League qualification is arguably proving to be the more exciting conclusion to the 2012-13 season. Tottenham are flying high with Gareth Bale’s imperious displays and pundits are highlighting the realistic chance of Spurs finishing above Manchester City in the table.

Their victory over Arsenal last weekend was a major blow for their north London rivals, whose manager seems to be under real threat from supporters. In West London, Chelsea are the club constantly in the spotlight and are surrounded by negativity following the signing of interim coach Rafa Benitez.

Liverpool and Everton are not technically out of the race, but I think that the three London clubs are the most likely to take the remaining Champions League positions. Although, both of the clubs from Merseyside may play a crucial role in deciding which London clubs will finish in the coveted fourth spot.

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Some Messi Magic…

For the majority of football fans, the next few weeks will be dominated by the European Championships in Poland and Ukraine – and rightly so.

Yet, it is fair to say that in the opening four games of the tournament, the top quality players haven’t quite produced their top form.

So, if you are in search of some true flair, look no further than this piece of Messi magic, helping Argentina to a 4-3 victory against Brazil. Enjoy.

Euro 2012: Play with Flair’s tip to win.

With only two days until the start of the European Championships it is clear that before kick-off on Friday Spain, Germany and the Netherlands are the three favourites to win the tournament.

These three teams may be worthy challengers but I believe that France should be the team to watch this year. So, why is France my tip for the tournament? Continue reading

Van Persie’s form down to his ‘lucky pen’

Robin Van Persie and Fabrice Muamba meet as Van Persie congratulates his former teammate for his miraculous recovery.
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Last night, I was extremely fortunate to be invited to the Football Writers’ Assosciation gala dinner, where Robin Van Persie received his Footballer of the Year award. The entire evening was celebratory as Fabrice Muamba, accompanied by his fiancee Shauna … Continue reading

A Clasico weekend of sport – here’s a roundup

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo both played but Ronaldo won all the plaudits.
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For all of us sporting fans, the last weekend has been essential viewing. There have been so many talking points that I thought it best to provide a brief roundup on what’s been going on.