May 25th, 2009

Xtina | Sweet like suga

Feel the music in this one

Time to abuse touch up on Gomez






I love how he pulls his pants down too. xD
Making Bastian jealous there. OMG THIS IS THE END OF SCHWEINSKI FOR BAYERN. =/ My life will never be the same again. Feel free to spam pics of them.

 
Yoann

Seriously Milan fans?

I'm not sure if anybody read about this but WTF?

What was supposed to be a celebration of his remarkable 24 year career with Milan turned ugly when Maldini went on his lap of honour after the match.

While the majority of the crowd applauded him enthusiastically, at the south end some fans unfurled a giant Milan shirt emblazoned with the number 6 of former captain Franco Baresi.

Fans started chanting 'there's only one Franco Baresi' while one banner hit out at Maldini, saying 'you hear the applause of those who you accused of being mercenaries and beggers'.

That was a reference to a comment Maldini made after Milan's loss to Liverpool in the Champions League final in Istanbul in 2005.

Yet another banner claimed Baresi was the only Milan captain.

The treatment dealt out to 40-year-old Maldini enraged Roma coach Luciano Spalletti.

"Those who come to the ground to offend and attack don't love this sport and they should stay at home," he said. "If you offend someone like Maldini then you've gone beyond all levels of acceptable behaviour."

Maldini looked visibly upset by his treatment and was consoled by former player Leonardo when he finished his lap.

Source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/european/5379042/Paolo-Maldinis-San-Siro-exit-turns-sour-after-Roma-defeat-AC-Milan.html

I don't really know what to say about this. The man was a legend for them.

because statistics never lie

Messi to overshadow Ronaldo, say the stats


by Nick Szczepanik

Champions League finals can often be settled by relative unknowns - put your hands up if you had heard of Juliano Belletti before his late goal beat Arsenal - but many neutrals are hoping that next Wednesday's match between Barcelona and Manchester United comes down to a battle of skills between the two teams' great entertainers, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Which one is more likely to make the difference? Well, according to statistics provided by Castrol, covering league and Champions League data, it looks as though Messi may just have the edge.

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According to the table above, in a similar number of appearances and minutes on the field, Messi is ahead of Ronaldo not only in goals scored (31 to 22) but also in goals created (16 to 8) and even chances carved out (97 to 74).

The Argentina midfield player has not had as many shots on goal, but seems to be more clinical in his finishing, converting 29% of shots compared to to Ronaldo’s 14%. It may be that Messi waits until he sees the whites of the goalkeeper's eyes before pulling the trigger, as 26 of his goals have been scored from inside the penalty area, compared to 14 for the Portugal winger. So although both have identical shooting accuracy, it is hardly surprising that Messi scores more if he is shooting from closer range.

But Of course, if you are looking for the long-range spectacular, Ronaldo is your man, as anyone who saw the explosive shot from 30 yards away to FC Porto will remember. And ask goalkeepers such as David James of England about Ronaldo's potency from direct free-kicks. Furthermore, he is more of a danger when the ball is in the air, with three headed goals to Messi's one. And Ronaldo scored with a header in last season's Champions League final against Chelsea in Moscow.

But one especially revealing fact is that Messi does not appear to need the adulation of a home crowd or the familiarity of his home ground. He has scored 61% of his goals away from the Nou Camp compared to Ronaldo’s 23% away from Old Trafford - and that could make all the difference at Rome's Stadio Olimpico on Wednesday.

So what do you think? Will Messi be the man, or is Cristiano going to crack in the winner? Or will it be an unsung hero - could Rome 2009 go down in history as the John O'Shea final ...?

source: http://timesonline.typepad.com/thegame/2009/05/champions-league-finals-can-often-be-settled-by-relative-unknowns---remember-when-you-first-heard-of-juliano-belletti-anyone.html


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I'm feeling more than a little bit neurotic about the final. Convincing myself that that statistics are the holy grail is helping a little.

How's everyone else? How's the blood pressure? And do we think that Messi is the man?

I'm hoping it won't be the 'John O'Shea final'. Anyone else for the 'Andres Iniesta final'?
awooo waka waka espagna

Champions League Magazine May 22



i feel like its been barca overload here over the past few weeks, things will prob chill after the final so i apologize to all the h8rs, but the left is <- that way or a scroll bar -> this way



This week's episode focuses on FC Barcelona.
If you missed last week's feature on Man United, it was posted here.
  • Pique, Xavi, Messi, Bojan, Bojan's baby teeth, Titi, Sami, Toure are a few players who pop up
  • There's also a tour of the Stadio Olympico
  • A segment on Barca legend Johan Cruyff
  • Recaps of previous meetings between Man Utd and Barca
  • Interviews with former (leeverpewl) players who have won the cup in Rome

and this:
"He's a great person, as well as being a top player. There's a connection, and he and I get along very well"

- Bojan Krkic on Thierry Henry.


Also, for those interested: A sweet little interview with Gerard Pique on POKER NIGHTS with Rio, Vidic & Roon, and how Roy Keane used to scare the mierda out of him.

. . .Uhh? Ooh.

First, espnsoccer.net my usually reputable source, has made a lol.com failure of epic proportions.



"On 21 July, Chelsea announced they had released Makélélé on a free transfer. . ."
Someone needs to cech their facts, any way:




Makélélé slams Jose for claiming ''all the credit''

Claude Makélélé has slammed Jose Mourinho, accusing the former Chelsea manager of taking all the credit for the team's success towards the end of his time at Stamford Bridge.

Makélélé - now at Paris St Germain - spent five years at Chelsea, including all three of Jose Mourinho's full seasons in charge before the Portuguese coach left in acrimonious circumstances.

And, while the 36-year-old has hailed the start of his former manager's reign in London he claims the relationship soured unthinkably in his final campaign.

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"He's someone I respect, but who also made me suffer a great deal," the former France midfielder told Le Parisien. "But he is a winner.

"He knows football, he knows how to use players, how to motivate them, but also how to put them down. He's someone who's very calculating, vicious, ambitious.



L E G E N D
work it harder... make it better

Most likely a bottom



cristiano ronaldo
likes to be
dominated
in the sack

oh.



Miss Butterface #91265 ex-wag of Cristiano Ronaldo, Gabriela Edringer has spoken to FHM Portugal about her experiences with the Manchester United player.

"In bed, Ronaldo lets himself be dominated. He likes woman who dominate. He's very affectionate in the bed and there is nothing aggressive. He lets things happen naturally."

Source



I love this stuff.

Danny Murphy's penalties to Rob Styles' red cards: The Premier League season in 100 numbers

942 – The final goal tally was the second lowest in Premier League history.

14 – Manchester United set a new record of 14 consecutive clean sheets between November 2008 and February 2009.

167 – There have been 167 headed goals scored this season.

22 – Liverpool have recouped the most points from losing positions this season.

23 – Sunderland dropped the most points from winning positions this season.

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Walcott, don't you know that it's insane...?

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says Theo Walcott should not play for England and the Under-21s this summer.

 

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There are World Cup qualifiers in early June, with the U-21's first game in the European Championships on 15 June. "I don't want to stop Theo from playing for the Under-21s, but during the holiday period, they should choose one or the other," Wenger explained. An FA spokesman said: "Conversations are ongoing and we want the best for the player and for the England teams."

Walcott's last international assignment resulted in him dislocating his shoulder in training for November's friendly against Germany and he was subsequently out for four months. "My feeling is that I am against it, and I have let the FA know that he shouldn't play in both national teams during the holiday period," Wenger commented.

"It is difficult for us to accept that, but the rules are on the sides of the federation, and we cannot do anything about it. But I have let them know that it is not logical that he plays for the first team and the Under-21s during the holiday period, they finish on June 28 and we start training on July 6. "Of course he wants to play, and I can understand that as well."

Wenger believes he has the understanding of England coach Fabio Capello, but not the U-21 boss Stuart Pearce, adding: "That is because Capello uses him and then after it is a problem for Stuart Pearce. "I have nothing against the senior side, that is the normal Fifa dates. The basic problem is can you use a player for two different national teams during the holiday period?".

Pearce is expected to reduce his provisional 29-man squad to 23 on Wednesday.

What do you guys think? Should he be able to play for both under 21s and the Senior team or will he be at risk of tiring himself out before the season even starts? Should the managers step in or is it up to him to decide whether its the right thing to do or not? 


Sauce
CREEPY GEORGE KONTOS

RUMBLE IN THE JUNGLE TIME

Since the Season is over, we as a group need to find other ways to entertain ourselves and in a discussion between torisaurusrex,bunnysayboo, and myself we decided that we should make up cage matches between various footballers. This has nothing to do with skillz. This is who would win in a straight out brawl. This may stem from me watching too many episodes of Deadliest Warrior where they pair things like Spartan v. Ninja. Each pairing will have our predictions and if there are any parings you think we missed we welcome you to start threads in the comments. HAVE FUN!

Image Source,Photobucket Uploader Firefox Extension

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If you guys like this, we might branch out into other leagues so let us know.

BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR THE FIRST EDITION OF FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN ontd_football EDITION.

This is a Jose Mourinho post



Inter Milan boss Jose Mourinho has signed a new deal that will keep him at the San Siro until June 2012.

The 46-year-old, who won Serie A in his first season in Italian football, agreed a three-year deal when he first joined the club in June 2008.

Mourinho had said there was a "0.01%" chance of him leaving the club after reports linking him with Real Madrid.

But his decision to sign a new deal seems to have ended any chance of him joining the Spanish giants.

In a statement on the club's website, Inter Milan said the former Chelsea boss had expressed a wish to "continue the project" that had already been started.
 

The Portuguese said on Saturday that "little things" were needed to make him stay at the San Siro, hinting at a desire to strengthen his squad after an early exit from the Champions League this season.

Inter have won Serie A for the last four seasons, but have struggled to make an impact in Europe with defeat by Manchester United in the first knockout stage in March marking their latest failure.

However Mourinho's record of success at the top level - winning the league in Italy, Portugal and England, as well as the Champions League - means he is frequently linked with other clubs.

In February, he said he would like to return to the Premier League with Chelsea at some point in the future, while he is one of the names mentioned as a possible successor for Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United in the future.

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football - i&#39;m not your babe fernando

Shit :(

Danielle Lloyd rushed to hospital with 'serious injuries following unprovoked nightclub attack'

These were the shocking images after model Danielle Lloyd was allegedly attacked by two women in a nightclub brawl early on Bank Holiday Monday.

The 25-year-old is shown lying sprawled on the pavement outside, shoeless and bloodied.

Female friends gathered round her are also flecked with blood. Miss Lloyd, who had smiled happily for photographers as she arrived at the Crystal nightclub in central London, is said to have been thrown on to a table of drinks.

It is the second time in a month that the reality television star has been assaulted on a night out.

A spokesman for Miss Lloyd, who is dating Spurs footballer Jamie O'Hara, said she was having emergency surgery to a serious injury to her leg.

'Danielle sustained a serious wound to her back which required stitches upon arrival at hospital,' the spokesman said. 'The injury to her leg is more serious.'

He added: 'Danielle had been socialising with six friends, including her boyfriend Jamie O'Hara, when the unprovoked attack occurred at around 2.30am. Danielle was thrown on to a table of drinks by two females.

'An ambulance was called and Mr O'Hara awaited its arrival outside before travelling with Miss Lloyd to the hospital.'

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There are pictures of her after the attack at the source. There is nothing too graphic but there is A LOT of blood. I didn't put the pictures up incase someone wanted to read the rest of the article and not see the pictures.

GWSN

Football Rankings 5/25/09

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

German Bundesliga Champions
VfL Wolfsburg

Scottish Premier League Champions
Rangers

Most Points
Manchester United (Premier League) - 90 points
Fewest Points
Le Havre AC (Ligue 1) - 25 points
Biggest Lead
Internazionale (Serie A) - 10 points
Smallest Lead
VfL Wolfsburg (Bundesliga) - 2 points
Closest to Danger
Real Sporting de Gijón (La Liga) - tied with 18th place
Bologna (Serie A) - tied with 18th place
Caen (Ligue 1) - tied with 18th place
Farthest From Safety
Le Havre AC (Ligue 1) - 12 points fewer than 17th place
darcy doesn;t sparkle

IN THE INTERESTS OF SCIENCE AND STUFF...

Why do you support these teams?

Who do you support?

Arsenal
20(7.6%)
Barcelona
6(2.3%)
Bayern Munich
1(0.4%)
Chelsea
14(5.3%)
Inter Milan
1(0.4%)
Juventus
1(0.4%)
Liverpool
58(22.0%)
Manchester Utd
19(7.2%)
Real Madrid
19(7.2%)
Valencia
7(2.7%)
Other
17(6.4%)
GIVE REASONS FOR YOUR ANSWER.
This section of the test is worth 6 points.