Bayern Munich Champions League 2013

UEFA Champions League 2013/2014 Preview

In The Stands’ European expert Rolly Pelovangu looks ahead to another season of the UEFA Champions League. The middle of September usually means one thing for a number of Europe’s biggest clubs. The return of the UEFA Champions League! The fanfare, the now infamous theme song preluding all matches, those wonderfully packed out stadiums coupled with the most watched players on the continent are just some of the archetypal features prevalent in Europe’s elite club competition. And if events of ... Continue Reading →

Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich: Champions League Final Preview

Borussia Dortmund face off against arch-rivals Bayern Munich at Wembley in a mouth-watering, all German Champions League final clash with the eyes of the world watching. This is nothing new. Britain has been in this position before. Rumbustious Germans by the thousands plotting and penning a means towards descending on the capital. Different day, but the determination remains parallel except 74-years-ago they sought to come wearing the dark colours of Nazism. Today however, they come in peace donning ... Continue Reading →

Norwich City v Tottenham Hotspur Preview – Spurs looking for third straight win at Carrow Road

Norwich City v Tottenham Hotspur English Premier League Carrow Road, Norwich Wednesday 30 January, 2013 19:45 GMT Tottenham Hotspur must beat 13th placed Norwich City if they are to maintain a gap from Everton in the race for the Champions League. A seventh win of the season for Norwich could see them go into the top half of the table if other results go their way.  Read the full article Tweet Continue Reading →

Man Utd Can Add To Brendan Rodgers Woes With Victory Over Liverpool

Manchester United will travel to Anfield on Sunday afternoon looking to compound Brendan Rodgers miserable start to life at Liverpool, who are without a win in the former Swansea manager’s first four games at the helm. Despite a return of just two points from a possible 12, it would appear that bookmakers are finding it hard to separate the two teams in the betting ahead of this clash with the visitors holding the narrowest of advantage according to the odds, with Bet365 quoting the away win ... Continue Reading →

Spain vs Italy: Euro 2012 Final Preview

Spain face-off against Italy in the final of Euro 2012 with the Spainiards aiming to become the first ever side to retain the Henri Delauney trophy. Having purred rather than roared their way into Kiev’s final, an opportunity to create history and perhaps become the greatest ever European side beckons for Vicente Del Bosque’s men. La Roja play in their third successive major final in just four years; remain unbeaten in all major tournaments since 2009 when they lost to the USA in the Confederations ... Continue Reading →

In The Stands Euro 2012 Preview

The In The Stands team preview Euro 2012 before going on to give our predictions and thoughts ahead of the opening match. So after months of waiting, weeks of untold preparation and days of scouring for value, the summer’s showpiece football event is set to kick-off and of course we at In The Stands will be bringing forth the very best previews, round-ups, reactions and videos of all the events in Poland/Ukraine as they occur. Predicting a winner is difficult but not as hard ... Continue Reading →

Bayern Munich vs Chelsea: Champions League Final Preview

In The Stands’ Rolly Pelovangu grabs a pint of beer and some German salami before previewing Saturday’s Champions League final between Bayern Munich and Chelsea. The Allianz Arena will be scene for the biggest match this season for both clubs as the UEFA Champions League reaches its apogee. To call the 2012 final the losers last stand would be a tad harsh, but given that Saturday’s contestants have both recently suffered painful defeats in European football’s showpiece event, there is a ... Continue Reading →

Premier League Final Match Day Predictions

The last day of the Premier League season is upon us and with the destination of the title, 3rd/4th place and the final relegation place yet to be decided, ITS makes its predictions. How can we sum up the last nine months? Ah, got it…many highs (well not if your a Wolves fan) coupled with plenty of lows (especially if you support Blackburn Rovers), shock results (ask any Wigan fan), poor displays (anybody been to Anfield recently?), eye watering thrashings (sorry Gooners), as well as supreme ... Continue Reading →

Athletic Bilbao vs Atletico Madrid: Europa League Final Preview

The Spanish are set to invade Bucharest as Atletico Madrid and Athletic Bilbao clash in Wednesday’s Europa League final and In The Stands’ Rolly Pelovangu is adamant that the match will be a thriller. An all Spanish final eh?! That was not supposed to occur until 19 May when Real Madrid and Barcelona were widely tipped to contend the 2012 UEFA Champions League Final in Munich. Alas, Chelsea and Bayern Munich put paid to that but one tier down, La Liga giants Atletico Madrid and Athletic ... Continue Reading →

Manchester City vs Manchester United Preview

Manchester City host Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium in a match tipped to be the Premier League title decider. “We have to get used to playing Manchester City in important games. They are not going away. “There is certainly an importance which, at this moment in time, supersedes the Liverpool games. “They (Manchester City) are our direct opponents now. Manchester City are up against us to win titles and that is what our focus is on, the team who can stop us winning.” Powerful ... Continue Reading →

Real Madrid vs Bayern Munich: Champions League Preview

Real Madrid will be looking to overturn a 2-1 deficit when they host Bayern Munich at the Santiago Bernabeu in the second-leg of the UEFA Champions League semi-final Mario Gomez’s last gasp strike at the Allianz Arena gave the Bavarians a deserved 2-1 win in the first-leg which coach Jupp Heynckes’ will seek to either protect or add to in the Spanish capital. Their task is simple enough to spell out. Avoid defeat, draw, lose with a high scoring loss, or better still, win. The latter ... Continue Reading →

Barcelona vs Chelsea Preview: Champions League 2nd Leg

Chelsea take a slender 1-0 lead to the Camp Nou in the Champions League semi-final second-leg as In The Stands’ Rolly Pelovangu muses on the future of Barcelona. All good things come to an end right? All empires crumble. All great men die and if the philosophical musings of a certain Greek philosopher are to be believed, ‘excellence’ is only temporarily excellent until it becomes outdated. True or false? Such a powerful question puzzles even the most inquisitive of minds. The great ... Continue Reading →