March 16th, 2009

Dirk Luis

Not a Stevie/Fernando post (only messing corrrrine)

Sami Hyypia believes Liverpool have enjoyed their best week of results since they clinched an historic treble in 2001.

Kopites watched their side spank Real Madrid 4-0 on Tuesday before clinching the club's biggest win at Old Trafford since 1936. 

"We needed to win this game and we did. Everyone is happy with the result and I'm sure a few of the other teams will be happy too," he said. (chelsea girls)
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Sami you are immense, simple as.

stevie g!
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TRAGEDY(?) STRIKES...I have no appropriate icon.

(Filling in for bunnysaybooon this since she's in class right now.)

Klose out for a month after ankle operation

Bayern Munich will be without striker Miroslav Klose for up to a month as he needs ankle surgery.

The 30-year-old has also been ruled out of Germany's next two World Cup qualifiers against Liechtenstein and Wales after tearing part of his tendon in his right ankle after catching his studs in the turf on Saturday.

Klose fell to the ground in agony in the 31st minute of Bayern's 3-0 win over Bochum at the Ruhr Stadion and limped from the field.

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Best In Europe

Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez has hailed his team as the best side in Europe following their big wins over Real Madrid and Manchester United last week. The Spaniard is confident of beating anyone with victories over the Spanish and English champions in the bag...


Two Match Ban

Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic has been handed a two-match ban by the FA in the wake of his weekend dismissal against Liverpool. The Serbian will miss the Premier League games against Fulham and Aston Villa...

Now I'm Really Worried

Kaka had been out with a foot injury since early February, but made his highly-anticipated return for the win over Siena. In the aftermath, though, he's very concerned about his future after hobbling out of the contest...

Settlement Hammered Out

Sheffield United and West Ham United have finally reached an out-of-court settlement, putting an end to the Carlos Tevez saga. The Blades suffered relegation heartache in 2007 season thanks in part to then-Hammer Tevez, but the situation is now resolved...


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This is probably tl;dr for this comm, but I thought it was really interesting:
The Death and Glory of football in Uzbekistan

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Pitch Invasion talks more about Bunyodkor's connections with Barcelona and that fat shady guy who wants to buy Arsenal.

The Last Word: 'Five clubs will follow us into administration'
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The Irish League is in some trouble, too. :(

Speaking of, any Ireland fans here?
Trapattoni keeps faith with Ireland squad
Cescgate '08

Footballer shot by rival fan

Iraqi Footballer Shot Dead By Fan

Iraqi footballer Heidar Kazem was shot in the head and killed by a rival fan after he scored for Sinjar against Buhayra on Sunday.

Reports indicate that the player had just scored and had begun to celebrate before a shot was fired from the crowd. It is believed a rival fan brought out the gun as he was angry his side went down. With no regard for anyone, the fan took aim and pulled the trigger.

Emergency services rushed to the scene and tried to save the player's life, but their attempts were in vain. Kazem was taken to hospital, but died en route, according to Iraqi officials.

This latest tragedy to hit football happened in Hilla, around 100 kilometres south of Baghdad. Reports suggest a man has been arrested by Iraqi authorities in connection with the killing.

Iraq will be taking part in the Confederations Cup in South Africa later this year.


RIP :/

What do you think?

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Does football deserve better fans?

Sir Alex Ferguson has blamed the climate of ridicule on reality TV but money and status in the game may have a part to play in creating disaffected fans

Editorial here.

I am curious as to your feelings though. Do you think fans sometimes turn on players and teams too easily?

Poll #1366687 Srs Bzns

Does football deserve better fans?

Who cares?

At least some things never change. . .?


Imagine the sparkles righhhtt thurr.

kind of.

Werder Bremen midfielder Diego was the star of the show yesterday as he delivered a virtuoso performance during Thomas Schaaf’s side's 4-0 victory over VfB Stuttgart at the Weser Stadion.

The Brazilian curled in a sublime free-kick to open the scoring and provided two further assists for Claudio Pizarro and Markus Rosenberg.

However, the fantastic free-kick was not appreciated by eccentric Stuttgart keeper Jens Lehmann, who had taken it upon himself to start a war of words with the Bremen maestro.

Lehmann was outraged at the award of the free-kick and tried to get the ball moved back before Diego struck it.

According to reports, the veteran keeper then called the Brazilian a "cheat" on the way to the dressing rooms at half-time.

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The adidas 'Finale Rome' was unveiled in the Eternal City by former Roma player Rudi Voller and Bruno Giordano, once of Lazio, in the shadow of the Colosseum.

According to the science garb, the ball is based on that used at Euro 2008 and features 'the innovative surface structure PSC-Texture'.

It carries on (an no, this isn't in Italian): 'This surface structure allows players to control and direct the ball perfectly in all weather conditions.

'The PSC-Texture consists of a sophisticated and extremely fine structure on the ball's outer skin that guarantees optimum grip between ball and boot.

'Due to the usage of this material, the ball texture feels like goose bumps. The adidas Finale Rome is constructed out of 14 panels using revolutionary Thermal Bonding Technology.'

read more at the dailymail

maybe i am a sheltered teenager or something but i didn't know a ceremony was necessary for a frickin' soccer ball. i think this ~*~fine piece of PSC technology~*~ has already received more pampering than i will ever get in a lifetime. WUT

BONER BONUS: The Van der Vaarts in their Spanish home
posting because they are h-o-t even though these photos have nothing to do with a spoiled soccer ball

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Xtina | Sweet like suga

Barcelona fear LFC

Barcelona do not want Liverpool in the CL

Barcelona legend Johan Cruyff has admitted the club would fear facing Liverpool in the Champions League after their exploits this week.

Liverpool’s season had been threatening to end in disappointment after some disappointing results, but last week’s 4-0 demolition of Real Madrid was followed by a 4-1 victory over Manchester United and there is now a renewed sense of optimism at Anfield.

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oh god, not another fernando post


the boy's birthday is on friday, and although him and i recently went through a brief period of estrangement due to circumstances relating to impregnation that i shall not go into right now, we've emerged from the ordeal stronger and firm in our love once more.

therefore, i am proud to present: THE 5 DAYS OF NANDO!!!!11!one

leading up to friday, there'll be a post every day with a different theme. save the drama fo yo mama coz all ontdfb_secret haterz to da left, etcetc.

without further ado, i give you:

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Football Rankings 3/16/09

There were more changes than usual this week. Due to unfortunate and soul-killing events at the weekend, United no longer have the biggest lead. There are suddenly a few more clubs closer than ever to the relegation zone. But Lyon are still hanging on to the lead in France.

English Premier League
Spanish Primera División
Italian Serie A
German Bundesliga
French Ligue 1
Scottish Premier League

Most Points
Barcelona (La Liga) - 66 points
Internazionale (Serie A) - 66 points
Fewest Points
Karlsruher SC (Bundesliga) - 17 points
Biggest Lead
Internazionale (Serie A) - 7 points
Smallest Lead
Olympique Lyonnais (Ligue 1) - 1 point
Closest to Danger
Portsmouth (Premier League) - tied with 18th place
VfL Bochum (Bundesliga) - tied with 16th place*
Sochaux-Montbéliard (Ligue 1) - tied with 18th place
Farthest From Safety
Le Havre AC (Ligue 1) - 11 points fewer than 17th place

*16th-18th relegation zone