December 15th, 2008

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And we do have another birthday this month – Martin Skrtel’s 24th birthday. So here’s another spam for and about Liverpool’s brilliant number 37, whom we’ll hopefully see back on the field soon!

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( I am happy at Liverpool, I feel like I belong here. I feel that I have improved a lot since I came here and I will continue to grow as the season progresses. ~Martin Skrtel)

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Football Rankings 12/15/08

For Premiership fans, this is kind of a cool look back at the table during this week in the 1992/1993 season.

"A whole new ball game?"
By John Brewin

"What United didn't know yet was that the panacea to a quarter of a century of pain had already arrived. Eric Cantona would be making his first start for his new club, having completed that shock transfer from Leeds United."

English Premier League
Spanish Primera División
Italian Serie A

Most Points
Internazionale (Serie A) - 39 points
Fewest Points
Osasuna (La Liga) - 9 points
Chievo Verona (Serie A) - 9 points
Biggest Lead
Barcelona (La Liga) - 8 points
Smallest Lead
Liverpool (Premier League) - 1 point
Closest to Danger
Manchester City (Premier League) - tied with 18th place
Espanyol (La Liga) - tied with 18th place
Farthest From Safety
West Bromwich Albion (Premier League) - 6 points fewer than 17th place

Other Leagues:
German Bundesliga
French Ligue 1
Scottish Premier League

How to Keep Players during the Jan. Transfer Window


Newcastle Offer Owen £25k Pay-Cut

The man some call Mo could be set for a winter walkabout if the Toon don't drop their plan to slash their skipper's pay...

According to The Sun, Newcastle United have offered Michael Owen a brand new contract, one which entitles him to some £25,000 per week less than his current deal.

The England striker is presently earning around £105,000 per week, but that arrangement will expire at the end of the season - and not a minute too soon for the Toon, who cannot afford to maintain that sort of wage given their financial standing at the moment.

Unpopular owner Mike Ashley is yet to find a buyer for the club, and he is unwilling to inject more money into the relegation-battling side than is absolutely necessary.

Hence, it is all on Owen's shoulders - accept a pay-cut or move on. There would be few clubs across England willing to match his wage demands, however; indeed, £80,000 per week - plus bonuses - is more than most clubs would dare pay an injury-prone 29-year-old.

Nonetheless, the likes of Manchester City, Everton, Tottenham Hotspur and, as ever, Liverpool have all been linked with the former Anfield icon.

It remains to be seen whether anyone will make a move during the January transfer window, as Owen will be available for free in the summer - if he rejects Newcastle's offer.
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Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez will undergo minor surgery later today after being admitted to hospital in the early hours of this morning.
A club spokesman said: "Rafa was admitted to hospital last night after suffering problems with a kidney stone.

"He will undergo a minor operation this afternoon and is expected to return to work within two or three days.

"He remains in good spirits and everyone at Liverpool wishes him a very speedy recovery."
Scolari has them too, weird...
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English Women Don't Wash Their Genitalia - Napoli President

Why should Napoli stars Ezequiel Lavezzi, Marek Hamsik, Walter Gargano and Fabiano Santacroce reject moves to England? According to De Laurentiis, it is because the women in England don't wash themselves in places they really should do!

Napoli have been one of the revelations of the Serie A season and, with just one round to go until the winter break, they currently find themselves in joint-third position, nine points behind leaders Inter, and just three adrift of second-placed Juventus.

The Partenopei have an exciting young team, with Ezequiel Lavezzi (23), Marek Hamsik (21), Walter Gargano (24) and Fabiano Santacroce (22) all tipped to achieve great things in the game.

The quartet have all been reportedly lined up by some giants of the English Premier League, with Chelsea said to be desperate to land both Lavezzi and Hamsik, having had a big-money bid for the latter rejected towards the end of last season.

Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis, having grown frustrated by the constant transfer speculation, has now issued a sensational declaration as to why the four youngsters should reject moves to England.

"We made these players — two years ago nobody knew who they were," roared the movie mogul.

"If they want to go to England then in the end they're going to go, but they need to understand this: the English live badly, eat badly and their women do not wash their genitalia. To them, a bidet is a mystery."

De Laurentiis' comments will not go down too well in England, and it is unlikely Keira Knightley or Dame Helen Mirren will be auditioning to star in his next movie.



The top 10 most valuable footballers in the world (updated)

5) Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos— I still see it. You know what I'm talking about. That something going on between Torres and Ramos. Don't you sense it? Nothing wrong that, it's cool, whatever. Two less guys I gotta compete with.

What isn't cool is their Tengwar tattoos.

Value: £45 million

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