June 17th, 2009

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Need more Germans?! NO PROBLEM.

Holla Holla Holla

You know you're a German supporter when...

  1. You’ve watched “Deutschland: Ein Sommermarchen” even though you don’t understand German.
  2. You try and incorporate German words into your daily life.
  3. You correct people who mispronounce Klose and tell them that it’s “Klose-sah.”
  4. It’s a Saturday, your friends ask you if you can hang out with them and you reply “NO, I’m gonna be home streaming a German international friendly on my computer.”
  5. You see someone wearing a Portugal shirt, and you laugh a little inside.
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Liverpool FC Fixtures For 2009-10 Season

From Liverpoolfc.tv:

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Edited after 10AM:

Liverpool 2009-10 Barclays Premier League fixtures.

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Edited again:

Manchester United 2009-10 Barclays Premier League fixtures.

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Chelsea: www.chelseafc.com/page/FixturesAndResults/0,,10268,00.html

You gotta fight for yo' rights.

First, I apologize that I am treading on zzzo 's Korean fiercene
ss, but this article was important and I'm sure even the they would approve of spreading the news.

The World Cup qualifier in South Korea turned into anti-government protest on part of Islamic republic's national team players, who wore green wristbands to show their support for defeated presidential candidate

The team suffered a different kind of blow with the South Korean team's equalizer just before the end of the match, which badly harmed their chances of taking part in the World Cup next summer.

Iranians in Seoul are taking advantage of a World Cup football qualifier to denounce their government amid allegations of election rigging at home.

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sylvie van der vaart

har har har - a blogger's attempt at humor

Hi, I'm Tony Gambino of Lockport Gambino Real Madrid, and we are under new ownership which means our inventory is overstocked with footballers, footballers, footballers.

Yes, come on down to Tonawanda and Highway 13 near Jack Astor's and Mary's Lawn and Garden Emporium to get your new or used footballer at below industry prices. We have Arjen Robben, on now for $2999 or best offer, Ruud Van Nistelrooy, $2499 or best offer. Prices on Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, Wesley Sneijder, Rafael van der Vaart and Royston Drenthe have and will continue to be slashed slashed slashed. Also, fish out fixer-uppers Mahamadou Diarra and Javier Saviola from our Lockport Gambino bargain bin.

Perfect for all your mid and upper table Premier League and Serie A needs, we guarantee satisfaction or your money back.* That's Lockport Gambino Real Madrid, serving the Western New York and Madrid regions for over fifty years. Sale ends August 31st.

*Sorry, no money back, we cannot guarantee goals scored, Champions League qualification, good attitudes, attractive wags, over 70% pass completion, injury-less seasons. No CODs.

Source: A More Splendid Life

MLS/US post.

Ching posts this shit on his twitter ahahahaha

LRs here

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Here is a current shortlist of cities the USSF has asked for WC hosting proposals.
Here is the current US Open Cup bracket - a PDL team is still kicking around in there, impressive. Sadly, my Cleveland team lost, thus denying me the opportunity of a Battle for Ohio, but there's a Sounders/Portland game (played at Portland) and that shit will be ~crayzay~ even though Timber Jim isn't doing his thing anymore.

David Villa: "Barça or Madrid? Barça"

From Madrid insists that the only hope is David Villa signed for Real. Pero si no ha cambiado de opinión, esa no era su intención hace unos años But if it has not changed his mind, that was not his intention a few years ago.

On February 18, 2005, the web Portalsportinguista.com did an interview with David Villa.Much of the interview, in fact, were questions that were users of the web, many of them referring to Sporting and Zaragoza, in the time machine that played the Asturian.

At the end of the interview, however, had a quick test with questions. The first, when asked directly "Barça or Madrid? and he does not hesitate to respond that "Barça".And second, when asked Pele or Maradona and do not hesitate to respond "Maradona."

In addition, the striker has never hidden that most players who have marked are two Asturians and, curiously, the two went through the boat: Quini and Luis Enrique.

We do not know where to play next season, David Villa, but what is less clear, as we intend to sell from Madrid, is that only has eyes for Real ...

  • n720

Baby Germans

This is just so random, I had to post it.

It's in really low quality, but I can't get over how Lehmann didn't know that Marin was a German Player. I think he says something about how when Marko came over to him, he thought he was some kind of tailor for the clothes?

Also if you have no idea who this kid is..first, shame on you.
Second, I think it's time for you to get acquainted:
I want him to go to a big non-German club sooooo badly.

Also, I fail at ljcuts.
Nina Dobrev
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Drogba banned for 4 matches and Bosingwa for 4 matches.

Is the punishment fair? Yes No Fair on players but not the club

Didier Drogba has been landed with a four-game European ban for his post-match antics against Barcelona last season.

Drogba has in fact been suspended for six Champions League matches having accosted referee Tom Henning Ovrebo after Andres Iniesta’s last-gasp equaliser denied The Blues a place in last season’s final.

However, the last two games of his ban have been deferred for a probationary period of two years and are therefore unlikely to be enforced unless the Ivory Coast international steps out of line again.

Jose Bosingwa referred to Ovrebo as ‘a thief’ after a match in which Chelsea felt they were denied four clear penalties and has subsequently been handed a four-match suspension, the last of which has also been deferred for two seasons.

The club as a whole have also been heavily punished by Uefa.

“Chelsea FC have been fined €100,000 for the improper conduct of their players and the throwing of missiles by their supporters at the match against Barcelona, which ended in a 1-1 draw,” read a statement on the governing body’s official website.

“Either the club or the players may appeal against the decision within three days of the dispatch of the reasoned decision.”

Michael Ballack avoided a charge for his over-zealous penalty appeals but Carlo Ancelotti will now be without both Drogba and Bosingwa for the opening throes of his debut Champions League campaign at Stamford Bridge. 


Dirk Luis


Milan face the very real possibility of sending Ahly Cissokho back to Porto and scrapping the move for him following a problem which has emerged regarding his teeth, according to Sky Sport Italia.

The Rossoneri were due to announce the conclusion of the deal for the stopper on Tuesday, but club doctor Jean-Pierre Meersseman has requested a further medical after what should have been his final examination revealed new concerns over the player's teeth.

The report suggests Cissokoho will have another medical at Milan Lab later this afternoon and it is here where a final decision will be made as to whether he joins the club or not.

Vice president Adriano Galliani is expected to be present at the medical and an official announcement is expected to arrive within the next few hours. Cissokho's entourage are also in Milan and they are concerned.

Massimo Ambrosini's agent was set to meet Galliani today over the midfielder's future, but that move has slipped following the Cissokho drama.

Milan need to brush up on their player choices.



Why do you do this to us Dahveed?

Villa knows his preferred destination

David Villa has revealed that he has made his decision regarding his future and that his agent is currently working to resolve it.

His comments come in the wake of Spain's 1-0 victory over Iraq in the Confederations Cup this evening which takes them through to the semi-finals.

Villa grabbed the only goal of the match in the second-half and was questioned afterwards about his future and if he was thinking about it.

"I only have one decision. My agent already knows what that is and he is working towards it. I am relaxed here," AS quote him as saying.

Asked whether there is any date by which he will resolve his future, Villa replied "I have no idea",
before talking about the game this afternoon.

"Iraq closed down a lot, with a line of five defenders and four midfielders in front. That made it difficult to receive balls," he explained.

"We knew therefore that we would have to take advantage of the chances we had and we did. Although it is true we could have scored more.

Villa also looked ahead to the rest of the tournament, explaining that whoever they face in the next round will be tough.

"Whoever goes out goes out, it will still be difficult, but we want to win the tournament and show that we are better than the other seven teams, he said.

Source in Spanish  Read English version in RAWK

I learnt how to make blinking text yay!

I've got to go now, feel free to spam/edit tags/whatever you want.

hollywood :+:

Man U-26

Looks like there will be less competition for the most wanted players in this summer's transfer window.

Man United's new 'under 26 policy' rules out the possibility of signing Villa and Ribery

Manchester United have made a long-term decision not to sign any players aged 26 or above for large transfer fees because of new financial stipulations that have been put in place at Old Trafford to shape the club's recruitment policy. Dimitar Berbatov, who was 27 when he signed from Tottenham Hotspur last September, has been described as the "last of his kind" in a move that has immediate implications for their attempts to replace Cristiano Ronaldo.

The restrictions automatically mean that Sir Alex Ferguson's admiration for Franck Ribéry will not manifest itself in a concerted attempt to sign the France international. Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Bayern Munich's chairman, said yesterday that United, Chelsea and Barcelona had all lodged bids but the Premier League champions say that is not true.

Instead, the policy from now onwards is that the club will have a strict age-before-ability approach in which they will sign players in big-money deals only if they will retain a significant market value some years after signing a five- or six-year contract. Collapse )


but this might mean they'll be more focused on signing the youngsters like Silva and Benzema

asprey fc

FC Barcelona vs. Chivas de Guadalajara: tix on sale Monday!

Ok, so the announcement was posted earlier on here, now the ticket details have been released.

FC Barcelona to Face Mexican Powerhouse Chivas de Guadalajara

June 17, 2009 - Major League Soccer (MLS)

NEW YORK (Wednesday, June 17, 2009) - FC Barcelona will take on Mexican powerhouse Club Deportivo Guadalajara S.A. de C.V. (more popularly known as Chivas) as part of a doubleheader spectacular on Saturday, Aug. 8 at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, Calif. (8 p.m., local time). In the first game, Major League Soccer's San Jose Earthquakes take on the Columbus Crew in regular season action (5:30 p.m. local time) followed by UEFA Champions League winners FC Barcelona squaring off against Guadalajara. The match will mark Barça's first visit to the Bay Area. The two teams have played twice before in the United States with Barça posting a win and a tie.

Tickets to see the Spanish giant, whose honors include 19 La Liga trophies, a record-setting 25 Copa del Rey championships and three UEFA Champions League titles, will go on sale to the general public on Monday, June 22. Season ticket holders will receive a comparable ticket to the match and will receive new tickets to the match in the mail. A special presale will be held for Earthquakes season ticket holders and other Earthquakes partners from Wednesday, June 17-21. Season ticket holders should contact the Earthquakes front office at 408-556-7700 to purchase additional tickets or for any questions and concerns. Tickets prices start at $30 and can be purchased by calling (800) 225-2277 or by logging on to sjearthquakes.com.

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Information regarding media accreditation for the tour will be made available to the national and international press in the coming days.

FCB 2009 U.S. Tour Schedule

Aug. 1 LA Galaxy (USA) Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA 11:00 p.m. ET

Aug. 5 Seattle Sounders FC (USA) Qwest Field, Seattle, WA 10:30 p.m. ET

Aug. 8 CD Guadalajara (MEX) Candlestick Park, San Francisco, CA 11:00 p.m. ET


If I lived there I would so go, but unfortunately for me I do not. If any of y'all go you better take ontd_fb exclusive pix! Better yet someone get press cred and interview the Barça boys ontd_fb style. It would be the best post ever.
football - i&#39;m not your babe fernando


I have no idea why that last post just spazzed out on me. I'm sorry if it messed up your friends page or anything. I decided to post it and start again. I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT HAPPENED TO THE TAGS. Sorry if I deleted your comment.


Let’s be frank: much of this is more sour grapes due to Rossi’s supreme skill versus the relative lack in the US and less principle. Were he, say, Simone Pepe, no one could bother to stop a moment and care. Does England gripe about WC winner Simone Perrotta born outside Manchester? Nope, but it’s the exact same situation. Born in England to parents who’d relocated merely for employment purposes and now back playing football for the country of his blood. (He’s even got that whole name ends in a vowel thing.) People make fun of France for poaching Africa, but it’s often shrugged off because these players have the chance to play for a superior team. Same case here.

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I don't agree with everything this article has said (mostly the second to last paragraph), but I do feel like he is getting a lot hate that he doesn't deserve.