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Champions League Observations, Part I: We’ve Got Questions That Need Answers


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Three unexpected bottoms were planted on the Chelsea bench for last night’s game vs. Napoli. We smell conspiracy, although it very well could’ve been cake fumes. Images: SkySports.com.

It’s a little early in the Champions League knockout stages to start changing up our posting tactics, but then it’s a little early for all the EPL clubs to be knocked out, and that seems to be on the cards after last night’s games.


John Terry: Fairweather Friend?


John Terry reacts to Andre Villas-Boas’ calls for public backing from the Chelsea heirachy, prior to the side’s tricky CL fixture vs. Napoli tonight (and prior to sustaining his potentially prolonged injury). Get well soon, bb! Image: REUTERS/Tony Gentile.

Champions League Results: Ugly, Pretty & What Lies Between


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Image: REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini.

Satta dating KPB brother Jerome plays in BundesligaWe’re at the business end of the Champions League now, Kickettes. For some, this is an opportunity to continue what looks to be an irresistible march towards Munich, while for others (namely a certain North London outfit), it was a brutal exposure of the frailties they’ve been struggling to overcome all season.

Look away now, Gunners fans. Unlike Kevin-Prince Boateng (or his WAG, fellas?), it’s not a pretty sight.


Yoann Gourcuff: Pensive In A Polo Neck


Image: jutarnji.hr.

We love taking nervous boys under our (pterodactyl-like) wings and er… offering consolation. This is exactly what we were planning when we saw this photo of Yoann Gourcuff arriving in Croatia for Lyon’s crunch Champions League tie vs. Dinamo Zagreb. With the benefit of hindsight, we needn’t have bothered.

Lyon overcame impossible odds and incredibly, scored seven to qualify for the knockout stages. A little too incredibly as far as the French gaming authority ARJEL are concerned. They are reportedly ‘carrying out checks’ on the astonishing result, although UEFA are not planning an official investigation.


Midweek Results, Champions League Part II: Ascending Arms Race


Wow. Just. WOWIE. Or indeed, as our favourite fur-smurf once said… wowzers.

Last night was either a thrilling or agonising night of footy, depending on whether you favour French or English football.

Before we rehash last night’s drama using our trademarked system of pictures and snark, let us hit you with this: which match do our Kickettes think produced the most incredible or shocking result over these past two days? What about your pick for most memorable game (or post-match speech by a manager) of this year’s UCL group stages?

For now though, on with our show.