August 12th, 2009


Arsenal centre forward Nicklas Bendtner has changed his squad number for the new season.

The Dane caught up with to explain why he decided on the switch and give a personal offer to fans who had bought his shirt through Club outlets this summer.
“The new season’s almost here, and along with the rest of the players I’m really excited and believe it can be a really special one for everyone associated with the Club." said Bendtner.
"Before it starts I wanted to change my squad number from 26 which I’ve obviously had for a number of seasons now. I chose to move to 52 because it’s a special number to me personally, and I hope that it brings me good luck for the new season.
"I appreciate that a good number of fans have bought their kits for 2009/10 already with names and numbers printed up so I’d like to personally cover the cost of replacing anyone’s shirt that has my previous number. It means a lot to see supporters wearing your name and number, and I want to ensure people aren’t inconvenienced by the change."

Well...that was random. At least he's being classy about it and will pay for the cost of replacing their shirt!


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internationals that we don't want

TimeHome Away
11:00 ETRussiavArgentina
13:15 ETEstoniavBrazil
14:15 ETDenmarkvChile
14:25 ETRepublic of IrelandvAustralia
14:30 ETLiechtensteinvPortugal
14:45 ETNetherlandsvEngland
14:45 ETSwitzerlandvItaly
14:45 ETNorthern IrelandvIsrael


12:00 ET Faroe Islands v France
12:00 ET Azerbaijan v Germany

15:55 ET - Mexico v USA

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"Liverpool was a huge part of my life and I’ll never forget that"

Manchester United striker Michael Owen has acknowledged not all Liverpool fans will be pleased to see him playing for their bitterest rivals, but the ex-Newcastle United and Real Madrid forward suggested he would never forget his time at Anfield.

Owen made the controversial move at the beginning of July, becoming one of a select few to have played for both United and Liverpool, and the striker admits he was aware it would upset a few people.
Owen told Sport Magazine: “Well the fact it was Manchester United made it an easier decision because, as a club, they’re hard to turn down.”

“But yeah, I understand the issues there.”

“Liverpool was a huge part of my life and I’ll never forget that, so it was tricky in that sense and people are always going to get upset.”

He added: “But I’ve had good luck messages from a lot of Liverpool fans, which is nice.”
“They’ve mainly said they hope I do well, but just make sure I don’t do well against them!”’ll_never_forget_that_.aspx


how do we feel on this topic now that some time has passed?
are united fans accepting him more or still uneasy with an ex-scouser on their team?
do scousers still hate him for doing the unforgivable or just choosing to ignore everything until the derbies come?

Chelsea pays 2,5m for Norwegian striker?

According to VG Sport, Chelsea is willing to pay 2,5m for Norwegian striker Erik Huseklepp.

The same source reports that Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham will be at Ulevaan stadium tonight, as Norway will play Scotland.
Arsenal is said to be intrested in Fulham's Brede Hangeland.

Huseklepp info
Full name Erik Andrè Huseklepp
DoB 5 Sep 1984
PoB Bærum, Norway
Height 1.85
Position Attacking midfielder, second striker
Current club SK Brann (2005- )
Number 13
App 121
Goals 17

* He has been capped 4 times for Norway.
Goal worth watching:

lost & found

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil's Kaka got lost walking around Tallinn Tuesday ahead of their friendly against Estonia and needed a police escort back to the team's hotel, Brazilian media reported.

The Real Madrid midfielder took an early morning walk around the old town on his own and was spotted by two policemen in a patrol car who stopped to talk to him.

On learning Kaka had actually lost his way back to the hotel, the officers took him there in the patrol car, the press office of the city's police department said.

Brazil play Estonia Wednesday in a warm-up for their World Cup qualifier against Argentina on September 5.


Because Newsnow is News

Huntelaar blasts Real Madrid conduct

AC Milan new boy Klaas-Jan Huntelaar has hit out at his treatment by former club Real Madrid.

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However, he should be careful because...

....duh duh duhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

Arsene Wenger made me a star - I should never have left Arsenal, admits Alexander Hleb

Alexander Hleb has hailed Arsene Wenger as the architect of his career and admits he was wrong to leave Arsenal for Barcelona last summer.

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And meanwhile in Liverpool Land....

Xabi Alonso departure will cost Liverpool, says goalkeeper Reina

Pepe Reina has suggested that Xabi Alonso's transfer to Real Madrid could open the door to Manchester City, or even rivals Everton.
After four seasons at Anfield where the 27 year-old won the European Cup and the FA Cup, the Spain international returned to his homeland after Liverpool finally bowed to Real's demands and sold the influential midfielder.

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