December 1st, 2008

Xavi // =D [anim]

I'm bored, so, mini-picspam of Xavi.

I'm bored and don't feel like going to bed yet, so I figured I'd x-post this mini-picspam of Xavi I did in my personal LJ over here.

Because I honestly have nothing better to do, and I just spent about two hours finishing my Getty raid from about a month ago.

These pictures are fairly old-school, but that makes them awesome. ♥

Oh, and there's some Vicente in here too. ;)

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So yes.

No Reason

Hallo my fuzzy Froot Loops

Iiiiit's Monday.
The boss is still on Thanksgiving break.
I wore my Cannavaro jersey to work
to brighten things up a bit :)
There's no heat in the office,
so I thought I'd make a lil Sergispam
to keep me warm & fuzzy
and to help us all along...


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Thanks, y'all! 'Twas a group effort :)

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Liverpool Rekindle Gabriel Heinze Interest?

Gabriel Heinze could be switching Real Madrid for Liverpool, according to reports...

Manchester United rejected a €10 million bid from Liverpool for full-back Gabriel Heinze in summer 2007, leading to a bitter stalemate.

Sir Alex Ferguson was reluctant to sell the player to a rival Premier League side, but was willing to let him go due to his faith in Patrice Evra. Thus, he waited for another bid and sold the Argentine to Real Madrid a month later for around €10 million

Heinze was determined to go to Anfield at the time and could soon be granted his wish, if reports published in People are to be believed.

Reds boss Rafa Benitez is said to be ready to swoop for the injury-plagued 30-year-old in January. He's unhappy with his current full-backs and sees the experienced Heinze as the final piece of a title winning puzzle.

Andrea Dossena in particular has failed to adapt to the pace of the Premier League since his move from Udinese and could already be set for the scrapheap.

Nonetheless Madrid may be reluctant to sell due to their injury crisis which has most recently seen Pepe hit the treatment table.
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Liverpool star Jermaine Pennant hit by ram-raid thief gang while asleep at home

Ram-raiders struck the mansion of a Premiership star and his fiancee while they slept inside.

Liverpool ace Jermaine Pennant, 25, and model Amii Grove, 23, were startled when a stolen Land Rover smashed repeatedly into their front gate.

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Wife of Blackburn striker Roque Sata Cruz robbed at knifepoint in own home

Premier star Roque Santa Cruz’s wife Giselle was robbed at knifepoint after masked raiders burst into their luxury home.

She was with their two young children when the gang forced her to hand over jewellery worth thousands of pounds.

The ex-beauty queen, 24, was not hurt but she was left badly shaken. Her son and daughter, both under five, were not thought to have been threatened.

Blackburn striker Santa Cruz, 27, was away for the match against Portsmouth when the three men struck at the £1.75million house.

Friends said the Paraguayan international is “distraught”. One revealed: “He’s very upset and so is his wife. It was a terrible ordeal for her. He’s just so grateful Giselle and the kids weren’t hurt.”

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Okay bbs.

Someone in the chat last night said they wanted Christmas icons (I'm sorry I can't remember who) and since my new icon has been admired I made a bunch. If I forgot anyone just let me know and I'll make one. Take what you want, no need to credit.

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Football Rankings 12/1/08

OK, so, Corrine asked me about this and I thought I'd post it. It's just the league rankings as of today. I watch the tables from Soccernet. (I'm in a good mood because United are just a little closer to Chelsea and Liverpool after this weekend.)

English Premier League:
Spanish Primera División:
Italian Serie A:

And, because I'm nerdy that way, I like to compare the points among the leagues. Which club has the biggest lead, which club can't seem to get out of the relegation zone, etc. It isn't a completely accurate comparison because the leagues aren't playing on the same round (and it's still pretty early in the season), but remember that year when Inter won the league by like 20 points (I think it was 06/07)? They had the most points of any club out of those three leagues for like half the season, even though Italy was usually a couple of rounds behind England, so it just depends on the year.

Most Points
Liverpool (Premier League) - 34 points
Fewest Points
Recreativo de Huelva (La Liga) - 7 points
Biggest Lead
Internazionale (Serie A) - 6 points
Smallest Lead
Liverpool (Premier League) - 1 point more than second place
Closest to Danger
Newcastle United (Premier League) - tied with 18th place
Farthest From Safety
Recreativo de Huelva (La Liga) - 5 points fewer than 17th place

I don't include them in the calculations because I don't personally follow them, but some people might be interested:

German Bundesliga:
French Ligue 1:
Scottish Premier League:

I'm looking for a Ligue 1 tag, but I don't see one. D:

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Chelsea striker Didier Drogba will not leave Stamford Bridge in January, says club chief executive Peter Kenyon.

Drogba, 30, reportedly met Inter Milan representatives recently, sparking rumours he could join former Blues boss Jose Mourinho at the Italian club.
Kenyon told BBC Sport it was "not relevant" whether the rumours of a meeting were true.
But he added: "Didier's under contract for the next 18 months. He will be going nowhere in January."
Drogba, who has yet to score in the Premier League this season, has been persistently linked with a move from Chelsea since Mourinho's departure last year.
The Ivory Coast striker missed the start of the season with a knee injury and is now serving a three-match ban for throwing a coin back into the crowd during the Carling Cup defeat at Burnley.
Reports of a meeting with Inter sporting director Marco Branca and Mourinho's agent Jorge Mendes emerged in the lead-up to Chelsea's Champions League game in Bordeaux last week. They prompted an angry response from manager Luiz Felipe Scolari, who said he did not know if they were true, adding: "I do not sleep with Drogba."
Meanwhile, Drogba would only reiterate that he has a Chelsea contract until 2010, a fact Kenyon was also keen to stress.
"Whether people leave Chelsea is as much down to us as anybody else," he said.
"I don't know whether he did or he didn't (meet Inter representatives).
"But he's a big player for us and we want him back. He's one of those players who can make a difference."
Kenyon added that Chelsea were highly unlikely to carry out any business in the January transfer window.

"We never do because the types of players that we're looking for are normally unavailable in January," he said.
"They're either cup-tied or just not available."
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Cristiano Ronaldo was on Tuesday confirmed as the winner of the 2008 Ballon d'Or, beating competition from Barcelona forward Lionel Messi and Liverpool striker Fernando Torres.

The prestigious award was confirmed at 0200 on Tuesday morning by France Football magazine, who present the trophy based on a poll of 96 top journalists.

The 23-year-old's coronation was a resounding one, with 77 of the 96 writers voting him as their number one player of the year in a poll which formerly rewarded Europe's best player, but has been expanded to include players from all over the world.

Each voter names five players on their final ballot, awarding five points to their first choice and one point to their fifth.

Ronaldo's was the only name to appear on each of the 96 ballots, polling 446 points out of a maximum 480.

Final positions:

1. Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal, Manchester United), 446 points
2. Lionel Messi (Argentina, Barcelona), 281 pts
3. Fernando Torres (Spain, Liverpool), 179 pts
4. Iker Casillas (Spain, Real Madrid), 133 pts
5. Xavi (Spain, Barcelona), 97 pts
6. Andrei Arshavin (Russia, Zenit St Petersburg), 64 pts
7. David Villa (Spain, Valencia), 55 pts
8. Kaka (Brazil, AC Milan), 31 pts
9. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Sweden, Inter Milan), 30 pts
10 Steven Gerrard (England, Liverpool), 28 pts
11. Marcos Senna (Spain, Villarreal), 16 pts.
12. Emmanuel Adebayor (Togo, Arsenal), 12 pts.
13. Wayne Rooney (England, Manchester United), 11 pts.
14. Sergio Aguero (Argentina, Atletico Madrid), 10 pts.
15. Frank Lampard (England, Chelsea), 8 pts.
16. Franck Ribery (France, Bayern Munich), 7 pts.
17. Samuel Eto'o (Cameroon, Barcelona), 6 pts.
18. Gianluigi Buffon (Italy, Juventus), 5 pts.
19. Michael Ballack (Germany, Chelsea), Cesc Fabregas (Spain, Arsenal), 4 pts.
21. Didier Drogba (Ivory Coast, Chelsea), Sergio Ramos (Spain, Real Madrid), Nemanja Vidic (Serbia, Manchester United), 3 pts.
24. Edwin van der Sar (Netherlands, Manchester United), Ruud van Nistelrooy (Netherlands, Real Madrid), 2 pts.

No votes : Karim Benzema (Lyon), Pepe (Real Madrid), Luca Toni (Bayern Munich), Rafael van der Vaart (Real Madrid), and Yuri Zhirkov (CSKA Moscow).

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la liga match pictures

Hi. I thought you all might be interested in some pictures of some football games that I attended. I was in Spain in October and saw two games. (sorry for the delay but i sort of just got back) I hope you enjoy them despite the occasional fuzziness.

Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid

Pictures are here


Barcelona vs Almeria

Pictures are here

Disclaimer: I am not a photographer and although we didn't have shitty seats, the pictures can sometimes be fuzzy! (and better in smaller sizes) Also most of the players don't turn around when you want them to so there are heaps of back shots.

PS: i couldn't find a tag for almeria.