February 8th, 2009

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La liga extra loca

17:00 (CET) 11:00 am (EST)
Villarreal v Numancia
Getafe v Espanyol
Mallorca v Deportivo
Valladolid v Athletic
Recreativo v Atlético
Málaga v Almería

19:00 (CET) 1:00 pm (EST)
Barcelona v Sporting

21:00 (CET) 3:00 pm (EST)
Osasuna v Valencia

Dear fellow Vcf fans, donut worry! I came prepared with this, this, and this :)

La liga sunday edition. You know what it means! Are you ready?

OH SH&*.

Top referee claims players get booked deliberately

The referee Steve Bennett has revealed that top Premier League players get themselves booked deliberately in order to get time off, avoid playing matches at Christmas or having to take part in games staged on the other side of the world, according to a tabloid report.

Players incur a three match ban once they reach five bookings during the course of the season and Bennett, apparently caught unawares by an undercover reporter at a Uefa refereeing convention in Spain this week, is said to have disclosed in confidence ("Never repeat this") that players go out with the expressed intention of getting booked during a match.

"He came into the dressing room, on my mother's life, and said 'I need one more yellow card'," Bennett is reported as telling the News of the World. "So I gave him a yellow card and he said, 'No, no, no. On the pitch. It's up to you.' And they go straight through a bloke, to get a yellow card so that they don't have to play over Christmas."

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Arshavin Warns Wenger: I Will Speak My Mind

Trouble could brew at the Emirates Stadium as the little Russian goes against the Professor's grain...

New Arsenal signing Andrei Arshavin has stated that he doesn't care who he upsets and will not hold back from speaking his mind when he feels the need.

The little Russian playmaker made his long awaited move from Russian league side Zenit St. Petersburg in the final hours of the transfer window and is Arsenal's new club record signing, moving to north London for a fee of £16.95 million.

The 27-year-old has said that he finds it hard to hide his dislike for someone and has warned Gunners' boss Arsene Wenger that he will not refrain from speaking his mind.

Speaking to The People, Arshavin said, "Sometimes I find it hard to hide my dislike of certain people. It may be bad but that's just me.

"I like to speak my mind - it has earned me enemies. I am better sometimes than at other times, but I am always honest."

The Russia international believes the way to repay fans faith in him is to play well and score goals and he is sure to warm to Gunners' fans everywhere if he puts this theory into practice.

The experience is new for the dynamic playmaker, as it's the first time he has left Russia, having played for his hometown club of Zenit for his whole career.

"Most of the time I am in a good mood, when I feel low I try and hide it from people," he continued. "I try not to let down my fans - my way of repaying their affection and support is to try and play as well as I can.

"Victory is my goal in life. It doesn’t matter what I am doing — I want to win. Victory is the reason I walk on to the field. It is the thing for which I keep on training.

"I’ve never left Russia before. These are new feelings for me and I need to get accustomed to them. Everything in London is going to be unusual and new. But in professional terms I’ve no doubt I made the right move."

Arsenal fans will be able to see their new prize signing showing his skills in the coming as he regains his match fitness after two months of non-competitive football.

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Via NY Times: How England Tackled Soccer Racism

An interesting article from the AP in the New York Times today on racism in European football:

How England Tackled Football Soccer Racism:

PARIS (AP) -- About 20 years ago, English soccer was decimated by fan violence, in and outside of stadiums.

Now as England prepares to play Spain in an exhibition game on Wednesday, its top league is regarded as the wealthiest and best-marketed in the world, and the Spanish are under scrutiny for racism.

English authorities have mostly eliminated taunts and racial epithets from stadiums, refused entry to known troublemakers and done away with overcrowding by insisting on all-seat grounds.

Anti-racism activists say Spain has one of the bigger problems on the continent. Because England's players endured racial taunts in Madrid in 2004, the location of this match was switched from Madrid to Sevilla.

The article is pretty interesting - definitely worth a read. What do you all think, will it be better for the English five years later in Sevilla than it was four years ago in Madrid? Will FIFA actually bother to punish anyone if there are racially related taunts instead of giving them a slap on the wrist like they did when it happened in 2005?

Juve are trying to steal our SILVA!


Apparently David's agent Julio Llorente admits that Juve are after his client. He also says that if Valencia's economic stituation is solved David will stay and respect his contract until 2013. If the transfer does happen Valencia will have their final say and it doesn't seem like they will sell.


The under-20 Copa Sudamericano has come to an end,

And it is a very
green and blue

1Brazil U205400
2Uruguay U205212
3Venezuela U205212
4Paraguay U205221
5Colombia U205203
6Argentina U205023

Congratulations Brazil, Uruguay, Venezuela and Paraguay, you're going to the u20 World Cup in Egypt.
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In Which Skeletor is Dramatic


Klaas-Jan Huntelaar: I Want To Leave Real Madrid

After joining Los Blancos just a shade over two months ago, Huntelaar is now reportedly considering leaving the Santiago Bernabeu.

Real Madrid’s disastrous transfer dealings in the 2008/09 campaign appear to be heading from bad to worse. From the summer debacle involving failed bids to sign Cristiano Ronaldo, David Villa and Santi Cazorla, to the Klaas-Jan Huntelaar/Lassana Diarra Champions League registration mix-up, the club are about to have another embarrassing, catastrophic mess on their hands.

Spanish sports daily, AS has reported that Dutch striker, Huntelaar, signed from Ajax Amsterdam just 67 days ago for €20 million, is now seriously considering his future at the Santiago Bernabeu after a miserable start to his ‘White House’ career.

In the six league games Madrid have played so far in 2009, the 25-year-old has featured just three times, once from the start, and tallying only 151 minutes with no goals scored. Hardly worrying statistics considering he had only officially started playing for the team just 35 days ago, but it’s the lack of confidence shown in him that is raising doubts about his future.

AS has quoted the player telling his close friends: “I can’t stand this situation anymore. They [Madrid] have neither included me for the Champions League nor do they want to play me in La Liga. Juande [Ramos] does not have any confidence in me. I want to leave Madrid. I can’t bear this.”

The striker is feeling all the more distressed by the fact that he could so easily have joined Europe’s other top dogs such as Chelsea, Arsenal and Juventus, all of whom were interested in acquiring his services before he decided to sign for Madrid.

It is believes that he has already informed his agent, Arnold Oosteweld, to start holding talks with the club to clarify his future.

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