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Todd Kane defeated by waterlogged pitch / Tuesday Champions League Open Thread

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First Wallace, now a waterlogged pitch - it's not been a good day for my main man Todd Kane.

This is my excited face, aptly mirrored by Ashley Cole
This is my excited face, aptly mirrored by Ashley Cole
Clive Rose

So I was all excited to watch/listen to Todd Kane and his loan club Preston North End take on Bury FC in the amazingly-named Johnstone's Paint Trophy (i.e. Football League Trophy), but then that England-classic "waterlogged pitch" swooped in and canceled that whole deal. And I was almost ready to plunk down the $7-8 for a monthly subscription to the PNE Player. Oh well, I guess I'm stuck with that little known second rate part-time amateur competition called the Champions League.

And what a competition it is! Of the four groups in action tonight, not a single one still hangs in the balance. I mean, come on... if that doesn't get you excited, I'm not sure what will! I guess some teams will prefer to finish first... Woohoo?

Advancing from Group A: Porto & PSG; Dynamo Kiev set for the Europa League.

Advancing from Group B: Arsenal & Schalke; Olympiacos set for the Europa League.

Advancing from Group C: AC Milan & Malaga; Europa League spot still up for grabs. Exciting!

Advancing from Group D: Real Madrid & Borussia Dortmund; Europa League spot still up for grabs, but Ajax probably has got it.

I'm positively intoxicated by the titillating prospect of this extravagant flurry of hysterical football action!