Monthly Archives: August 2010

New face in the Champions League: Hapoel Tel Aviv FC

After having put Bursaspor in the spotlights yesterday, time to put the limelight on the other new face in the Champions League from the Middle Eastern region. Hapoel Tel Aviv qualified for their first ever CL, and thereby became the … Continue reading

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New faces in the Champions League: Bursaspor brings the CL to Anatolia

As stated in the previous article, a few new clubs make their debuts in the Champions League: Zilina (Slovakia), Tottenham Hotspur (England), SC Braga (Portugal), FC Twente (Netherlands), Hapoel Tel-Aviv (Israel), Bursaspor (Turkey) never before appeared in the group stage … Continue reading

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Champions League and Europa League qualifiers round-up

So that was it. The last qualifiers have been played, the names of the participants to the two European club tournaments are known. With every round it becomes less interesting for people like me who love to discover new teams, … Continue reading

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FC Sheriff: tenth attempt to reach the Champions League

NOTE: this article is not intended to be political in any way. That means, the author is not wanting to choose a side politically or to out a personal preference or opinion. Unfortunately, it is sometimes impossible to separate football, … Continue reading

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FC Sibir – PSV : 5000 km travelled for nothing

19th August 2010 : FC Sibir Novosibirsk – PSV Eindhoven 1-0 Final play-off qualifiers for the Europa League group stages, first leg A few weeks ago the draw for the qualifiers for the Champions League and Europa League were made. … Continue reading

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Gone but never forgotten: Echobelly

As told in the introduction to this blog, I would write articles about my three biggest passions: travelling, football (soccer), and music. And as the title of my blog indicates, the articles will cover from the mainstream to the obscure … Continue reading

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English Premiership Kick-off

This weekend the most watched league in the world, and according to some also the best league in the world (the everlasting discussion between fans of English, Spanish, Italian and to lesser extent German football fans), kicked off again: the … Continue reading

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