What Does Man City’s Successful Ban Appeal Means for the Club?

Man City's Successful Ban Appeal

Manchester City fans across the world were anxiously holding their breath for the verdit of the Court of Arbitration for Sport this morning. The Cityzens ended up appealing a UEFA ban that threatened to remove them from Champions League contention for the next two years and their fate was to be decided by CAS. The Court took time to review the full details of the case and finally produced a verdict which was in favor of the Premier League club. In this post, I detail exactly why UEFA wanted to…

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Are UEFA’s New Champions League Changes Fair?

UEFA’s New Champions League Changes

While football across Europe remains on pause, yesterday saw reports coming out regarding some big changes in the Champions League qualification rules. The biggest club governing body UEFA seems to have put in motion a plan to radically alter the process of qualifying for the continent’s most prestigious tournament. In light of these developments, I take an in-depth look at the exact changes which are being discussed and share my thoughts on how this will impact football clubs once we get back to our normal routine. What UCL Changes Are…

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Premier League clubs won’t have to worry about the Champions League coefficient anymore

UEFA is considering a change in the current format of the premier club competition Champions League, reports ESPN FC. In the current format, only top three European leagues have three guaranteed spots in the group stage and one spot in the final qualifying round. The Premier League currently occupies the third spot in the coefficient ranking and is involved in a battle with Serie A, who are placed fourth, for the elusive third spot. La Liga and Bundesliga occupy the first two spots in the ranking. However, with the new format the…

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Twitter couldn’t believe one player being on UEFA’s list of Europe’s best players

On Monday, the UEFA announced the 10-man shortlist for the Best Player in Europe Award. As expected, some of the biggest names in football made it, but further down the list fans found one big surprise. The award is voted for by journalists from across Europe, who list their five best players of the 2015-2016 season. Lionel Messi won the first UEFA award in 2011 and also collected the trophy last year. The other winners are Andres Iniesta (2012), Franck Ribery (2013) and Cristiano Ronaldo (2014). The ten nominees, in alphabetical order, are:…

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(Videos) Arsenal and Tottenham stars battle it out for UEFA Goal of the Season

Arsenal and Tottenham frequently have a battle of supremacy going on each season, and the latest has arrived in the form of the UEFA Goal of the Season. Last term a number of truly sensational goals were scored by the likes of Neymar, Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Vasyl Kobin, Vitorino Antunes, Kevin De Bruyne and Mariam Abdulai Toloba and Robbie Muirhead, but Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey and Tottenham’s Erik Lamela will also both be hoping to take home the main prize. Given Arsenal fans are quick to vote for their own…

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