April 4th, 2009

Xabi |Eso es una barba|

Terrible news :(

Santi Cazorla fractured his fibula today at Villarreal's 3-0 loss to Almería and will miss the rest of the season and the Confederations Cup.


Cazorla sufre una fractura en el peroné del pie derecho

  • El internacional del Villarreal se retiró a los 64 minutos del duelo en Almería al girar completamente su tobillo derecho. Cazorla se perderá el resto de temporada y la Copa de las Confederaciones que jugará la selección española.

Santi Cazorla ha podido decir adiós a la temporada. El internacional asturiano se retiró a los 64 minutos del encuentro frente al Almería con claros síntomas de dolor después de que los tacos se le clavaran en el césped y se le girará completamente el tobillo derecho. El futbolista amarillo tiene una fractura del peroné a la altura del tobillo, lo que siginifica que es una gravísima lesión con unos plazos de recuperación superior a los cuatro meses.

La primera exploración no fue nada optimista y se despide de la temporada y de la Copa de las Conferaciones que los campeones de Europa disputarán en Sudáfrica este verano.

This is devastating news :( Article in English coming soon.

awooo waka waka espagna

David Moyes I choose you!

Manchester United's biggest rivals in the Premier League are undoubtedly Chelsea and Liverpool. Mix the blues and the scousers together and you get Everton FC, a club that seems to have an ongoing love affair with Ferguson's Red Devils. Players have switched between the two clubs on more than one occasion (ie: Tim Howard & Wayne Rooney) and now it looks like a transfer of managers may occur in the near future. We've heard endless speculation from the media on who will take Fergie's role when he steps down as United's manager, but now we actually have input from the coach himself:

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Ferguson wants Moyes at United

David Moyes is Alex Ferguson’s choice to succeed him as Manchester United boss. Fergie, 67, is likely to step down after next season. He said: “David hasn’t got the credit he deserves.

"When you take everything into consideration, he’s done an incredible job at Everton. He has not had the resources of other clubs but got all his younger players on long contracts and built around them with the likes of Phil Jagielka, Tim Cahill and Joleon Lescott".

“The signings he has made have been terrific and it means he has continuity for years.”

Inter Milan boss Jose Mourinho and Aston Villa’s Martin O’Neill have been heavily linked with filling the United hotseat.


Drama at Inter


Adriano Did Not Miss Plane, But Defied Inter - Report

According to the latest news Adriano never missed his plane back to Europe but simply stayed in Brazil.

Full article here.

I Didn't Know Adriano Hadn't Returned To Italy - Brazil Coach Dunga

Brazilian national team coach Carlos Dunga was shocked by the news that Adriano did not return to Italy after the international break.

Full article here.

And Finally

Jose Mourinho: I Am Worried For Adriano, Not Angry With Him

The 'Special One' admits the severity of Adriano's no show is no joke...

Full article here.

this article was written before xabi got all blair waldorf-y on the ~gernando~ pairing.

The world’s finest double act

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Gerrard and Torres may prove too hot for Chelsea to handle on Wednesday
Jonathan Northcroft

When Ian Rush joined Liverpool in 1980 he was a gauche teenager with a bum-fluff moustache who drove a tatty Hillman Avenger. Senior players baited him, none more mercilessly than Kenny Dalglish, whom Rush decided quickly he disliked. First impressions don’t always count. Rush left for Juventus in 1987 with one European Golden Boot and 149 English league goals to his name. Dalglish had proved his provider and mentor. “He was always making me more aware of situations and patterns of play and pointing out weaknesses in the opponents’ defence,” Rush recalled. “And it became a case of when I made any sort of run, he’d be able to find me with a pass and play me in on goal.”

Fernando Torres and Steven Gerrard are different. From the start, from the moment Torres scored majestically against Chelsea only 16 minutes into his Anfield debut, their relationship has been as equals, No 1 (Torres) and No 2 (Gerrard) in the club shop chart of replica shirt sales, Liverpool’s twin match winners, the two players Rafael Benitez possesses that every other manager in football covets.

“Liverpool FC is Gerrard plus 10 more,” Torres swoons.

“He’s the best striker in the world,” says Gerrard. “I love playing with him and he loves playing with me.”

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Couples counsiling, bb. Bring Xabi too, maybe a threesome should just happen. Like Big Love but in Liverpool.

I do hope they're up and firing. I think the only thing that irritates me (other than, y'know, that whole fandom part of it ;) ) is that newspapers and fans are so quick to forget that Stevie/Michael was just an amazing and important partnership as Stevie/Fernando. It wasn't like there was a whole gap of crap strikers between Rushie and Fernando. It was a medium-sized gap, haha.

Also, according to The Telegraph Xabi and Frank Lampard no longer feel the need to murder each other.

Uncle Bulgaria's Miracle

Father Stoyan Berbatov, priest and uncle of Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov, is gaining an increasing following for his exorcism ceremonies in Bulgaria. Stoyan puts the popularity of his church, the Archangel of St Michael in Blagoevgrad, down to his nephew's global fame.

"I have been in this parish for over 15 years and the congregation used to be small," he says. "But now Bulgaria is football mad. It has a celebrity in the best team in the world. And now my church is full."

[ Source: World Soccer Magazine via The Independent ]

another version of the same story: Berba's Uncle Is The Exorcist