April 16th, 2009

Champions League Post

Champions League news for Arsenal and Manchester United from yesterday's skysports news. There's a longer clip from Arsene Wenger's press conference at Skysport for anyone who wants it... but no clips of SAF.


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Manchester United

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Bayern Munich striker Luca Toni believes his compatriot Roberto Mancini would be the ideal man to replace Jurgen Klinsmann should the current coach lose his job at the end of the season.

Klinsmann is under constant pressure following his side's exit from the Champions League and not even winning the Bundesliga may be enough to take him into the second year of his contract.

The names of Ottmar Hitzfeld, Lothar Matthaus, Mehmet Scholl, Martin Jol, Mirko Slomka and Frank Rijkaard have all been mentioned as potential replacements, but Toni would like to see an Italian in charge.

He requested another Italian player be signed last summer and had his wish granted when Massimo Oddo joined on loan from AC Milan, but he is set to return to the Serie A side having failed to impress this season, leaving Toni alone once again.

Which is another reason why he would more than welcome the former Inter Milan coach.

"I don't know what is going to happen. We will have to see if Bayern continue with Klinsmann," he said on Italian television.

"I think a lot will depend on how the season ends. Then the club will see, but clearly if an Italian coach were to come, somebody as good as Mancini, then I think it would do everybody good, including Bayern."

Mancini is widely expected to return to football after a year off following his dismissal as coach of Inter at the end of last season, despite winning the Scudetto.


*voice a la the voyeur* 'ellooo, please leave a message after de ivory tower music

So Manchester and Arsenal will meet in the semi-finals for the Champions League! The boys are all very excited for the games and I am as well. Arsenal are one of our hardest fought rivals and playing them results in a lot of passion plus some drama.

Arsenal have always been one of those teams you fear because they could hit you with a goal before you were ready. The fact that they have been hit with more injuries then most teams could imagine and are still hanging in there proves a lot. The team deserves a lot of respect and it is thrilling to know we will be playing such a passionate team in our semi-final.

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Also, I have to add this little gem made over at RoM.


Source: 1,2,3, and 4.
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I love Nando, Tiffany Weimer loves Nando, I love Tiffany

So a few weeks ago I was reading this blog where Tiffany writes "At 5:55 a.m. my phone went off from a friend in London asking if I was watching “my boy” Fernando Torres killing it for Liverpool" (we know the feeling) At the time I had no idea who she was (neither did anyone else). Well it turns out Miss Weimer is an outside midfielder for FC Gold Pee Pride who has some youth national team caps. Tiffany and her fabulous headband surprised everyone with her fancy footwork when her team beat the Boston Breakers live on the FSC (highlights in comments).  I thought I saw a tat on her wrist but was not sure. Then I asked her here if she does indeed have a tattoo on her wrist. She responded yes so scavenged for a picture and finally found one. Now that is what I call a FAN
TW.jpg picture by tinaanna

Tiffany's half time interview from their game against Boston. You can see her in action here

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uefa cup.

hi i know nobody cares about it anymore, but both my bundesliga bbs hamburg and werder bremen made it through to the semifinals of the uefa cup and i am fucking psyched despite both teams being awful on this occasion.

but really, i just wanted to post to show you exactly what man city fans think of sir alex:

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Seeing as the PFA Nominations were such gash...

I thought I'd ask which six you'd have nominated.

Xabi Alonso (Liverpool)
Kevin Davies (Bolton)
Stephen Ireland (Man City)
Phil Jagielka (Everton)
Frank Lampard (Chelsea)
Nemanja Vidic (Man Utd)

My seventh would have been Crouchie. ;)

Also, Young Player of the Year:
Johnny Evans (Man Utd)
Stephen Ireland (Man City)
Salomon Kalou (Chelsea)
Mark Noble (West Ham)
Alex Song (Arsenal)
Ashley Young (Aston Villa)

How about you, bbs?
Feliz Navidad

Al-Tittiwhat? Seongnam Theelba...?! PEAS CUP?! WHAT PEAS CUP?

Peace Cup draw

The competition takes place in Andalucia this summer and as well as the big names there are other teams from around the world making up the numbers.

In Group A, one of the three Spanish sides in the draw, Sevilla, meet the only Italian side in the tournament, Juventus, and they are joined by Seongnam Ilhwa.

The South Korean side are the most successful in the history of the K-League and will be looking to show they can cut it against two of the top sides in Europe.

In Group B, Real Madrid are pitted against Liga de Quito, the current South American champions, and also Al-Ittihad from Saudi Arabia.

The Jeddah-based club have twice won the Asian Champions League but have never competed in this tournament before.

In Group C, Malaga, whose ground will be used for many of the matches, will play against Aston Villa and Celtic.

In the final group, Group D, there are three big European names, as Lyon, Porto and Fenerbahce meet.

The Portuguese side made it through to the quarter-finals of the Champions League recently and will be looking forward to showcasing their talents against some of the best in Europe.

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update on my awesomest german striker

Klose making progress

If there is one piece of equipment at the Bayern performance centre which the pros have come to treat with wary respect, it is the Versaclimber. The machine involves exercising the arms and legs in opposing directions, and depending on the weights and resistances applied, a workout on the Versaclimber can become a gruelling ordeal.

“Going on it every day makes your head spin,” revealed the injured Miroslav Klose. “Afterwards, I’m just delighted if I can find the dressing room door.”

The Germany goal-getter underwent surgery on an ankle injury some four weeks ago, but is now well on the way to recovery. “It’s looking good,” reported Klose, confident of resuming the team training programme well before the end of the season. “But being too hasty now would be the wrong move,” the striker commented, explaining that his recuperation programme was reviewed “on a weekly basis”, and expressing hopes of returning to the practice ground by early May.

Aiming for the shield

“I’m not setting any targets in terms of the number of games I’d like to play,” said Klose, who currently spends most of his training time on the exercise bikes and the aforementioned Versaclimber. The programme is “demanding, and takes a lot of power,” the 30-year-old continued, but he is kept going by his determination and focus on one special aim. “My goal is to lift the championship shield with my kit on. That’s what I’m working towards.”

The striker is convinced Bayern can retain their league title and bring the shield back to Munich for the 22nd time. “We’re out of the Champions League, so we can focus on the essentials, and that means the title. Each of the last seven games is a final,” Klose declared.


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