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Thursday, September 14, 2006

Champions League? Dream On

Now really Charlton news, but as I can remember the days when the nearest thing we came to European competition was when we played Newport County at the Valley, they having just played in the Cup Winners Cup, First Round that is, I going to indulge myself. After his lucky win over us at the weekend, I see that Jose M is quoted as saying that there are around 10 teams that are capable of winning this years Champions League. I think he should think again.

After seeing the holders Barcelona on TV help themselves to 5 goals in the pouring rain against Levski Sofia, there's only team that going to win it. Peaking too early you might say - well Chelski and the others can only hope, or is it pray, but if anything Barcelona look to have improved from last years team.

Thuram, Lilian to his friends, has jumped ship from Juve and has added more composure to the back four while Gudjohnsen has arrived from Chelski to cover for Eto'o. Zambrotta has also arrived but could only warm the bench.

And also sitting on the bench and not needed, was wonder-boy Messi, and Spanish national team playmaker Javi ( for an hour anyway).

The goals came from all over the place, right, left and centre with even Pujol getting in on the act. OK, they were helped by some goalkeeping that we don't expect from Scott Carson, but they still looked pretty impressive and it'll be very hard to prevent them winning it again.

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