Assessing another Pep Guardiola football masterclass.

By Marcus Louison

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Josep “Pep” Guardiola, chief orchestrator of many of modern football’s tours de force, steered his charges to yet another in Rome on Tuesday night, as FC Bayern Munich ran riot in the Italian Capital against Rudi Garcia’s AS Roma. The Giallorossi, motoring nicely in Serie A, as well as impressing at the Etihad on Matchday 2, were ruthlessly torn to shreds by a freshly-oiled Bavarian machine, in a performance sure to send shock waves right through Europe.

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European Football Weekend PREVIEW

By Marcus Louison


We’re back to the bread and butter of European domestic action, even though the dust has hardly settled on a sensational round of midweek Champions League matches. We had goals, performances and matches that simply took the breath away, and we’re hoping for more of the same in the final round of league play before a two-week international break. The Barclays Premier League, as always, has a match that will be viewed the world over, as Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea host Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal. There is arguably an even hotter ticket in Italy, as perennial Champs Juventus, put their 100% record up against title-chasers AS Roma, also unbeaten in theleague.. Continue reading

PHOTO OF THE DAY – Thursday October 2nd

Marek Hamsik opens the scoring for Napoli against Slovan Bratislava in Europa League Group I. Hamsik has enjoyed a fruitful career in the Italian Serie A with Brescia, and now Napoli, but Slovan Bratislava was his first professional club back in his native Slovakia, having signed for them when he was only 15. Napoli went on to win by 2 goals nil.


UEFA Champions League Matchday 2: PREVIEW for Tuesday’s BIG Matches

By Marcus Louison


There’s something truly magical about the UEFA Champions League. The notorious anthem is a fitting start to each European night, and the combination of full stadia, beaming lights and the World’s best players, is more than enough to ensure massive global audiences for each Matchday. Tuesday’s edition is  sheer box office, as the Parc Des Princes and Manchester’s Etihad are the venues for two of the first round’s most widely anticipated matches..  Continue reading