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Ryan Ferguson

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Juventus, Calciopoli and a year in Serie B

Let’s talk about a fall from grace; about Juventus, Calciopoli and their subsequent year in Serie B as the club faced its greatest challenge of all-time

José Mourinho: the Porto years

European football would never look the same again after a young José Mourinho took his talented Porto side to Champions League and domestic dominance

The European obsession of Galatasaray

FOR SOME CLUBS, PLAYING IN EUROPE IS A STRONG AMBITION. For others, it’s a cardinal necessity. Money is thrown about to ensure constant participation, as the prestige of elite competition becomes a…

Can a Dutch club win the Champions League again?

The goal was scrappy. Patrick Kluivert, on as a late substitute, slipped and stumbled through the penalty area before somehow stabbing the ball home. With five minutes remaining, Ajax were ahead in the…