The introduction of the group stages helped clubs and players alike to learn and understand the way clubs and players of various other nations played soccer.
The Future of the Premier League: By 2008 the top English clubs, through their ability to negotiate ever increasing commercial revenues have created a global sports brand that allows them to dominate European club soccer. In the last four seasons, an English team has reached the final of the Champions League.
These rounds are played over two games, home and away and the team with the most goals overall qualifies for the next stage. The final is held in May and is decided over one game. If there is no winner after ninety minutes, then an extra period of 30 minutes and then if necessary a penalty shoot-out takes place to decide the winner.
n the aggregate first round of the Western Conference bracket, the LA Galaxy will destroy the Colorado Rapids and the Houston Dynamo will slip past Chivas USA in the most entertaining games of the first round.
The four prevailing teams are FC Barcelona, Chelsea Fc, Real Madrid CF and Inter Milan. Although we expect as every year some pleasant surprises that offer a unique beauty to Champions League. We had 75% success in our tips in soccer, basketball and tennis the last year and we hope we will have another successful year. On friday after the Uefa Super Cup between Barcelona FC and Fc Shakthar will follow the draws for the group stage of the UEFA Champions League. We expect this day so as to go on tou our predictions for the wiiners and the teams who will take the second place in their group. After this we can have a more specific proposal for the teams who will try to conquer the Uefa Champions League of 2009-2010. For more information about the competition Uefa Champions League, Europa League and the Europe leagues such as Ispany, England, Germany, Serie A, Bundesliga and Grek SUper League.
In League One, Forest are everybody’s favourites – everybody’s except me that is! Granted they had a terrific run at the end and only just missed out, but I still have my doubts. The other team who came with a storming run late on get my vote and that’s Bristol City. I’ve tipped them 2 or 3 times over the past 5 or 6 years and they always managed to mess it up somehow, but I think this could actually be the year they get it right. Joining them I like the look of Doncaster, who have some progressive ideas and a smashing young Manager. Huddersfield and Swansea ought to feature strongly, plus Tranmere and relegated Crewe. The 5 B’s: Bradford, Brentford, Bournemouth, Brighton, and Blackpool are all capable of top half finishes. Of the promoted clubs I fancy Leyton Orient to do the best closely followed by Carlisle. The other 2: Cheltenham and Northampton may well go on a return journey. Gillingham, Chesterfield, Millwall, Oldham and Yeovil have a lower mid-table look about them, which leaves Port Vale, Scunthorpe and Rotherham who need a minor miracle as they have to start 10 points adrift.