April 27th, 2009


Stand Up and Be Counted For What You Are About to Receive

In preparation for tomorrow’s Champions League match against Barcelona I bring you an inspirational picspam of celebration photos to get you in the right mood because one of the best things about Chelsea is their team spirit.

Fronk and the Boys invite you in to enjoy it!



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Compiled with help from my Chelsea partners in crime bunnysayboo (who also made all the .gifs because she is amazing) and poptastiche and dedicated to our co-conspirators natvach and jetsinthesky.



Manchester United have rewarded Brazilian defender Rafael's superb breakthrough season with a new two-year contract extension.

Injuries to Wes Brown and Gary Neville this term have elevated Rafael to first-team status and he has proved a revelation at right-back with a series of promising displays.

The 18-year-old has put pen-to-paper on terms that now bind him to Old Trafford until June 2013.

Sir Alex Ferguson has spoken of his delight at tying down a player who in his debut Premier League campaign made the shortlist for the PFA Young Player of the Year.

"Everyone at the club has been very impressed and excited by his first year as a professional," he told the club's official website.

"His enthusiasm and the adventurous way he plays is typical of a Manchester United player and we are delighted that he has signed a new contract."

Rafael was equally enthused about his new deal: "It has been a fantastic first year and I have been learning from all the players at the club but especially from the defence.

"It has been an exciting time for me and I want to be part of this for a long time so to get an extension is unbelievable."
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awooo waka waka espagna

URGENT POLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


We could talk about the Champions League semi-finals and complain about Arsenal's injury crisis, whine about the English domination or predict results but in all honesty, there are much more important matters to discuss.

Like the Champions League anthem!

The UEFA Champions League Anthem, officially titled simply as "Champions League", is an adaptation by Tony Britten of George Frideric Handel's "Zadok the Priest" from the Coronation Anthems. UEFA commissioned Britten in 1992 to arrange their anthem, and the piece was performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and sung by the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields chorus in the three official languages used by UEFA: English, German, and French. The anthem's chorus is played before each UEFA Champions League game, as well as at the beginning and end of television broadcasts of the matches.


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Here it is if you want a refresher, but it's not like you need it at the rate it's played. You probably go to bed and wake up with the violins ringing in your ears :P MP3 here just in case you want it for your iPod hahaha

The Champions League anthem

is an epic and glorious orchestraic masterpiece and i love it
is annoying and i wish they wouldn't play it back to back in every ad!!!!
makes me pee my pants in anxiety
reminds me of Heineken beer

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Bayern Munich sack Klinsmann.

Jurgen Klinsmann was on Monday sacked as coach of Bayern Munich following a series of poor results, the defending Bundesliga champions announced.

The 44-year-old only took charge in July 2008, but recent poor results have seen Bayern crash out of the Champions League after a 4-0 hammering at Barcelona while Saturday's 1-0 defeat by Schalke left them third in the German league.

Former Bayern trainer Jupp Heynckes will take over as head coach for the remaining five games with Hermann Gerland as his assistant.

Klinsmann, who along with assistant coaches Martin Vasquez and Nick Theslof, will leave with immediate effect, was told of the decision in a meeting with Bayern team manager Uli Hoeness and chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge on Monday.

"We did not come to this decision lightly," Rummenigge said in a statement.

"But the results of the past weeks, the way in which they came about and above all, the situation we find ourselves in five games before the end of the season forced us to act out of a sense of responsibility to the club.

"In Jupp Heynckes and Hermann Gerland, we have two experienced coaches who will take over the running of the team until the end of the season."

Klinsmann's contract had been until June 30, 2010. And he will be linked with managerial vacancies at Newcastle, Chelsea, Inter Milan and AC Milan this summer.

One of the many sources.
WAS : Keith whaa?

was he being a jenas?

FA want Jenas explanation

Tottenham midfielder Jermaine Jenas could be in hot water with the Football Association for his remarks about referee Howard Webb following the 5-2 defeat to Manchester United.

The FA have written to the England player asking him to explain his comments about Webb, who awarded a controversial penalty against Spurs when the visitors were leading 2-0 at Old Trafford.

An FA spokesman said: "We have written to Jermaine Jenas to ask for an explanation for his remarks."

The midfielder has seven days to respond after which FA disciplinary chiefs will decide whether he is to face a charge or not.

The remark the FA take issue with is when Jenas said after the game: "One thing which struck me about it was that he [Webb] didn't even think. It was like he'd already made his mind up when he came out for the second half that he was going to give something."

Jenas also said: "I think it was a case of a referee crumbling under the pressure at Old Trafford really.

"The atmosphere, the occasion, the importance of the match, a lot of factors take their toll when making decisions."


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Spain´s Getafe fires coach

Spanish side Getafe have fired their coach Victor Munoz as the club fights relegation from the Primera Liga, Spanish media said Monday.

Munoz, 52, replaced Denmark's Michael Laudrup at the club in the summer of last year.

Getafe lost at 2-1 at home on Sunday to Villarreal and also succumbed 3-2 to derby rivals Real Madrid on Tuesday.

The club, a finalist in the Spanish Cup in 2007 and 2008, is now in 17th position in the league and just one point clear of the relegation zone.

"The club finds itself in a situation ... where there is no more room for error," the club said after Sunday's defeat.

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not a Liverpool or manc post(kind of)

 Arshavin praise for amazing Anfield family

Arsenal’s Russian international Andrey Arshavin has revealed his admiration for the Liverpool fans in the wake of his four goal haul at Anfield last week. The 27-year-old stole the headlines in the entertaining 4-4 draw but has since stressed that the Gunners weren’t just playing the eleven men fielded by Spanish coach Rafael Benitez.

Speaking to Arsenal’s official matchday programme, Arshavin made clear:

“It was a good performance by both teams and I said after the game that it was typical English football, with a high tempo, good skill, good chances and an amazing atmosphere at Anfield.

“I must say that with the crowd there, it’s like you’re 11 men playing against one big family.

“It’s not like their supporters have just come to watch the team, it’s as if you are playing them as well!”

Nice quote. He's a quality player and we should've been in for him. Those 4 goals still hurt.



Adebayor quote

"I am happy playing for this club and to be honest I am happy AC Milan, one of the legendary clubs in the world, were looking at me," he told ESPN.

"For me that must be something special. It is like a boy being told Beyonce is looking for them.




Nemeth wins the ressies the Senior Cup.

Krisztian Nemeth struck a late winner as Liverpool Reserves secured the Senior Cup with a narrow 1-0 win over Waterloo Dock on Monday night.
The Hungarian striker stabbed home a close range effort on 76 minutes to give the Reds a hard-fought triumph after Jim Davies' side had fought valiantly throughout a tight contest.

The result means Liverpool have now won the trophy 33 times outright, having also shared it on five other occasions.

Gary Ablett's men may not have had the best of seasons, but they made a confident start to the proceedings and could have gone ahead after just five minutes when Nemeth wasted a good opportunity.

Waterloo responded and the dangerous Leighton McGivern almost put the underdogs in front four minutes later, but Mikel San Jose got across to make a vital last-ditch block.

It had been a lively opening from the two sides and the pattern would continue for the remainder of the first-half with chances at both ends.

Vincent Weijl's surging run almost created a goal for Nemeth before the Hungarian tested Ryan Brookfield with a low 25 yarder.

The dangerous McGivern then forced Dean Bouzanis into action after a clever turn and shot before the Liverpool County Premier League champions missed what would prove to be the chance of the half.

A good move down the right ended with a dangerous cross into the box that Dock skipper Anthony Battle somehow managed to guide wide. It was a free header from just outside the six yard box and the midfielder's anguished expression said it all.

As the first 45 came to close Liverpool gave one last warning of their quality when Dani Pacheco curled a clever free-kick inches past the right-hand post.

Ablett would have urged his side to offer more in the second period and they were first to show on 50 minutes when Gerardo Bruna saw a goalbound shot deflected just wide.

The Argentine starlet then turned provider with a sublime through ball for Nemeth, but despite rounding the keeper, the Hungarian was denied by Garry Riley's timely interception.

The Reds were looking the most creative in open play but Waterloo still had their moments and Craig Sutherland and Joe Roberts both saw their attempts blocked by Godwin Antwi.

With time running out Liverpool pressed for a winner in normal time and after Nemeth had seen his low shot brilliantly stopped by Brookfield, the striker finally broke his goal draught with the only goal of the game on 76 minutes.

A neat move involving San Jose and Bruna led to Weijl crossing low for Nemeth to stab home from six yards and win the cup for Liverpool.

Liverpoolfc.tv. Man of the Match: Krisztian Nemeth. Worked hard up front and ended his goal draught with a real poacher's goal.

Liverpool Reserves: Dean Bouzanis, Emmanuel Gomis Mendy, Stephen Darby, Mikel San Jose Dominguez, Godwin Antwi, Damien Plessis, Daniel Pacheco (Andras Simon 70), Victor Palsson, Krisztian Nemeth, Gerardo Bruna, Vincent Weijl (Steven Irwin 89). Unused subs: Martin Hansen, Daniel Ayala, Vitor Flora.



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Z. Zidane
F. Barthez
C. Vieri
P. Maldini
D. Prso
S. Eto'o

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Soccer greats coming to Hershey
Zinedine Zidane and other international players are setting up camp at Hershey SportZone this summer to train for a series of charity matches in Canada.

By: Joseph Chin

March 18, 2009 02:35 PM - Mention Zidane, Barthez, Vieri (without benefit of first names), and any soccer fan worth his salt knows exactly whom you’re talking about.

Those aficionados of what's often called “the beautiful game” will get an opportunity to see the stars right here in Mississauga.

Zinedine Zidane, Fabien Barthez, Christian Vieri and other international players are setting up camp at Hershey SportZone this summer to train for a series of charity matches in Canada.

The Toronto game goes June 26 at BMO Field, and the others will be played in Montreal and Vancouver.
Organizer Anthony Huie, past-president of the Toronto Soccer Association and a longtime Mississauga resident, sees the event as a triple whammy.

“One, it’s a wonderful opportunity for local soccer fans to see these great players in action. Two, part of the proceeds from the match is going to the Zidane Foundation, which is a children’s charity. And, three, while they’re here, Zidane, Barthez and Vieri will be scouting for young Canadian talent,” said Huie. “All three are very influential in their countries and have contacts with European clubs. If they say, ‘I like this person,’ that’s a huge endorsement.”

The event will pit Zidane’s team, comprised of international players, against a Canadian all-star squad. There’s a call out for players and so far there’s plenty of interest, says Huie. A selection committee is being formed.

“Imagine getting an opportunity to play against Zidane and company. I’ve been getting inquiries from all over the country from players who want to participate,” said Huie.

In addition to donning Canada’s colours, six under-21 players will suit up alongside Zidane. There are also plans to take a youth squad to Europe for a year’s training following the tour.
“If you really want to improve your game, it helps to train in soccer hotbeds such as Europe and South America,” said Huie.

Also in the works are several showcase games between youth teams. Huie is arranging for one to be played at Hershey SportZone, and another will precede the BMO match. The person making all this happen, says Huie, is Ahcene Adlani of Vancouver-based Adlani Soccer Ltd.

Ticket and game information will be available Friday (March 20) at www.riversideworldwide.com.

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Football Rankings 4/27/09

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

Most Points
Barcelona (La Liga) - 82 points
Fewest Points
Le Havre AC (Ligue 1) - 21 points
Biggest Lead
Internazionale (Serie A) - 7 points
Smallest Lead
Celtic (SPL) - 1 point
Closest to Danger
Getafe (La Liga) - 1 point more than 18th place
Torino (Serie A) - 1 point more than 18th place
Nantes (Ligue 1) - 1 point more than 18th place
Energie Cottbus (Bundesliga) - 1 point more than 16th place*
Farthest From Safety
Le Havre AC (Ligue 1) - 12 points fewer than 17th place

*16th-18th relegation zone