A football (aka soccer) topic

So we're the Champions. For the seventh time. We're almost succesful as Real Madrid is. Unluckily for me I spend only two hours and a half in Piazza del Duomo celebrating the win, because today was a very hard day. About the match... Well, it certainly wasn't one of the best game I've ever seen. Some players of AC Milan, like Jankulovski or Seedorf, player very bad, others were not at their best, Liverpool played in a defensive way (weren't we Italians that use catenaccio...?) and Kaka` always had at least two players on him, thus arranging to make only few good plays and being maybe a bit too much egoist. But I didn't see any Liverpool's gorgeous performance, either. Inzaghi, well, with him it's always the same: he doesn't play a good or exciting game, but he scores. Twice, in this case.
Well the new season has started this weekend so ths thread needs a revival. Right where to start...

Yesterday (Friday) saw 4 British clubs in the Champions League 2rd qualifying draw, which ended up like this-

Spartak Moscow vs CELTIC
Bremen vs Domzale / Dinamo Zagreb
Ajax vs Zilina / Slavia
Valencia vs Debrecen / Elfsborg
RANGERS / Zeta vs Red Star / Levadia
Toulouse vs LIVERPOOL
Benfica vs Kobenhavn / Beitar Jerusalem
Lazio vs Dinamo Bucaresti
Sparta Prague vs ARSENAL
Sevilla vs AEK

Liverpool have an easy tie, Arsenal should go through , Sparta are a good strong Europena team so thye need a good performance at the Emirates. Rangers will go through if we can them over at Ibrox, which we will because ill be there. Celtic right now in my books are out, crappy defending in pre seaosn has shown that WGS hasn't used there massive budget to proper use. They have a hard tie and the hardest venue, which is where the final are being held ironically.


Tomorrow Man United play Chelsea in the Community Shield at Wembley, lets hope its better than the woeful FA Cup final.

Today is also the start of the new Scottish season, which is now the Clydesdale Bank SPL and hence it gets a fancy new logo.


Fixtures for this weekend-


Inverness CT vs Rangers
Dundee Utd vs Aberdeen
Gretna vs Falkirk
St Mirren vs Motherwell


Celtic vs Kilmarnock


Hearts vs Hibs

Yesterday also marked another dark day in the saga (funny one of that :lol: ) of Leeds United FC as they were docked 15 points for going into administration