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Champions League
by Jonathan Stevenson (U1987325) 16 September 2009
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The Champions League is back in our lives, and it continues apace this evening with another cracking selection of sumptuous ties.

From a British perspective, Liverpool host Debrecen, Arsenal travel to Liege to play Standard and Rangers are in Stuttgart.

Elsewhere, holders Barcelona face a tough test away at Jose Mourinho's Inter Milan and there are five teams in total making their group stage debuts this evening.

It'd frankly be ridiculous to suggest we weren't all over it.
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posted Sep 16, 2009

Oh dear delboy you Arsenal fans are contradicting one another; this fan seems to think your European record is not so bad after all and the Fairs and cup winners cup are 'top' European trophies, when everyone knows UEFA and Champs League are main Euro tournaments, thus their survival and the concept of the Super Cup, when the winners of each play each other every year.
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Do you remember Robbie that the Super cup was always played....between the winners of the European cup and the Cup Winners Cup? It didn't just spring up when Uefa merged the Cup Winners Cup and the Uefa Cup.

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posted Sep 16, 2009

'1961 , when the league was still in black and white ..........'

Since the inception of English football-to present, how many proper European trophies have Arsenal won? Try and keep this on Europe unBwogable, this is what I was referring to, but if you want to get into other trophies Spurs have won more in the last few years - FACT!

timafc - I see you deny Eduardo dived, when it is plain he did. Eboue, Van Persie, Fabregas and others have been involved in numerous diving - or 'alleged simulation' as you term it - over recent years, I have personally witnessed it in games. It's jsu what you do. And those 'hacking' teams are entitled to be physical when Arsenal do their own form of cheating in a sleeked, dissemling kind of way such as offered by Eduardo.

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comment by U1022860

posted Sep 16, 2009

Kapnag. It's not that I agree with them - I just disagree with you.
Winning trophies is good though and well done for that - but you are not the team Arse nal are, yet - but I'm willing you on man!

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comment by patpit (U14085830)

posted Sep 16, 2009

See you in the final! cheers

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posted Sep 17, 2009

My favourite thing about last night was the abbreviations given by Sky: STD - ARS. Hehehe.

http://zummer.blogspot.com/

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posted Sep 17, 2009

4 wins for the Big 4 in the Championsleague and still - people complain and moan.

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posted Sep 17, 2009

Not sure if this has already been mentioned, but JS's stat

"The last time every competing English team won their opening Champions League group stage matches was in the 1998/1999 season, when both Arsenal and Manchester United won their opening matches."

is incorrect. Utd and Arsenal both drew their opening group stage matches in 1998/99 season.

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posted Sep 17, 2009

Wasnt it very respectable and admirable that Inter Milan fans (Majority of them ) treated Ibrahimovic with respect after all the bad things he (Ibra) has said about Inter before the match?

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comment by U14111164

posted Sep 22, 2009

I'm looking forward to seeing ngog in the lone striker role. He's good at holding up the ball. Better in that role than babel

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posted Sep 22, 2009

Sorry wrong thread

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