Advantage Spain in UCL

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The first legs of the Champions League are in the books and it’s advantage Spain over England, Italy, and Germany. With Arsenal, Manchester City, and Manchester United all losing, coupled with the sole Serie A team (AC Milan) losing, we take a look at the 3 victorious La Liga teams. The strongest performance of the […]

9-Horse Race for the Euro Titles

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As we near the end of February, we take a look at the races in the 3 major European leagues are forming into the races that will paint the picture for the rest of the season. England. This is the most competitive race of the leagues as well as the most competitive race in England […]

Rooney Signs – >$3500 / minute played

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Moyes found him and started him at Everton at aged 16. Since then he’s been the single most reliable fixture in the England lineup, as well as playing for years at Manchester United. The ongoing question this year has been, will Wayne Rooney be staying at Manchester United? Will be move down to London and […]

Late Goal Clinchers

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The late goals just keep coming in the Champions League. In a tight game yesterday, Barcelona took a narrow 1-0 lead into the 90th minute away to a then 10-man Manchester City. It was deja vu today about 200 miles south in London when Bayern Munich came calling at the Emirates. After a close game […]

Champions League – Away advantage

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The Champions League knockout rounds are underway and we at Draftsoccer saw a couple of away teams be patient and pounce on the chances when they popped up. In Manchester, a patient Barcelona team finally got their breakthrough in the second half when Lionel Messi put home a clear penalty after being fouled by Martin […]

Premier League – 2 horse race

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Yeah, we at Draftsoccer can see the standings, and we can see that there are a number of teams close at the top of the Barclay’s Premier League. But we simply don’t think many of them have a realistic shot at the title. Only 2 do. Who are they? Chelsea and Manchester City. And that’s […]

Potential Collusion in Italy? Can’t be, surely!

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The qualifying rounds of cup tournaments are always fun and can potentially have high and unusual scores. Well, this is no difference in the lower league tournaments. In Italy’s Coppa Sicilia one team is being investigated for a specific game that pushes the limits of “unusual score”. The team in question, SSD Bagheira, was already […]

Premier Spenders

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The January transfer window saw the English Premier League far outspend all of the other large European leagues combined, with a total net spending of 150 million Euros. As a comparison, Italian teams spent 42 million Euros, and Spanish La Liga sides splashed-out a measly 12 million Euros. With the most competitive Premier League battle […]

Domestic Cup Roundup

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It was a day for goals in the European domestic cups, with the big names taking key leads in their first leg games. In Spain, the top 3 league clubs were all in action in the Copa del Rey. In the early game, Real Madrid took a commanding 3-0 lead over Atletico Madrid in the […]

Spanish La Liga – 3 Races

Blog Post  - La Liga Review (2.2.14)

We’ve now passed the half-way point in the season and there are three races taking place in Spain’s La Liga. 1. The Top.  This is undoubtedly going down to the wire.  We at Draftsoccer believe it will come down to 2 things to determine whether Barcelona regain the title, whether Real Madrid win their 33rd, or […]