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Changing Dominance In The Champions League

The Wikipedia article entitled “European Cup and UEFA Champions League history” addresses periods of dominance by countries or clubs.  What it doesn’t address is how the advent in 1997 of having more than one club qualify from certain countries has influenced which countries dominate the competition.  The dominant footballing nations of European club football, Italy,… Continue reading Changing Dominance In The Champions League

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Last Eight To Finals Of The League Cup, 2012-2013

The 2013 League Cup Final on 24 February 2013 between Swansea City and Bradford City has been notable for the following: Swansea City are the first Welsh club to win the League Cup. This is only the second occasion that a Welsh club has won either of the two major domestic cup competitions in England.… Continue reading Last Eight To Finals Of The League Cup, 2012-2013

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A Broader European Pyramid

My views about re-shaping the European pyramid have been criticized on this blog and elsewhere. The details of the proposed structure are set out in several earlier posts, dating back to May 2008: Transnational European Leagues Proposals For A European League A British League Atlantic League How The Game Has Changed British League – An… Continue reading A Broader European Pyramid