November 18th, 2009

Gossip Schmossip

This is my first ever post so I’m a little afraid. Plus, they say it always hurts the first time so don't be afraid to be brutal when commenting.

I thought I'd win the ONTD Football public over with hard hitting 'facts'.

TRANSFER GOSSIP


Fabregas and the real-barca war
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- Real Madrid and Barcelona are setting up for what is potentially a £60m bidding war. (same old same old) However, Wenger wants to hold on to his little pretty, so, a little man drama may ensue.
http://www.dailystar.co.uk/football/view/108723/-60m-Cesc-battle/

Chelsea’s Spanish ambition.

- Chelsea have targeted Valencia’s David Villa and Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos. Considering how January would be the only opportunity in a while for Chelsea, it seems quite probable that a transfer might happen.
http://www.dailystar.co.uk/football/view/108724/Blues-villa-target/


Bonus story..
RAFA BENITEZ: Sell Torres and I’ll quit Liverpool.

- When asked if an offer of £100m (blaardy hell) for the forward would tempt Liverpool bosses, Rafa offers an assuring, “It wont happen. I’d quit.” Albeit the debt stands at £245 million, Rafa laughs off at the thought of selling Torres, “I’m confident it will never happen.”

He also addresses the Alonso transfer and whether it was made in times of bad blood. “He put in a transfer request. We had a professional and good relationship. Some people say the manager must put his arm around the player’s shoulder. I don’t know too many managers who do this. Some managers here in England don’t even see the training sessions. How can you put your arm around the shoulders of the players if you are not there?"

Despite the recent losing streak, Benitez is adamant that he will leave an indentation in Liverpool‘s history. “There is a massive difference between five years ago and now.. I want to leave a winning legacy.” Benitez very obviously has faith in his team and in himself. Question is, do you have faith in him?

Read the unbelievably long article here-
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/football/premier_league/liverpool/article6919543.ece

*sorry for the lack of sparkle.. Its one in the morning now..
yay!
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who will be the lucky 32?





WORLD CUP PLAY-OFFS
WEDNESDAY!


TEAMS ALREADY QUALIFIED: South Africa, Denmark, England, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Ghana, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Honduras, Mexico, United States, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Korea DPR

TimeHome Away
12:30 ETAlgeriavEgypt
13:00 ETUkrainevGreece
14:45 ETBosnia-HerzegovinavPortugal
14:45 ETSloveniavRussia
15:00 ETFrancevIreland
18:00 ETUruguayvCosta Rica
(my timezone)



FRIENDLIES

TimeHome Away
09:30 ETSouth KoreavSerbia
14:30 ETDenmarkvUnited States
14:45 ETAustriavSpain
14:45 ETGermanyvIvory Coast
14:45 ETNetherlandsvParaguay
14:50 ETItalyvSweden
(my timezone)


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Cheer up Stevie G - Xabi Alonso tells Gerrard to get used to life without him at Liverpool




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Xabi Alonso has advised Steven Gerrard he must face up to life without the Real Madrid ace at the heart of Liverpool's midfield.

Alonso moved to the Bernabeu for around £30million in the summer and without him in the midfield holding role the Reds have slumped in both the Premier League and Champions League.

Anfield skipper Gerrard admitted that Alonso's loss is hard to take as the Spain star is one of the world's best footballers, and that his absence has left him feeling isolated when playing for Rafa Benitez's side.

But Alonso has quashed any hope Gerrard may have held that they may be one day reunited at Liverpool.

Alonso said: 'I want to thank Stevie for his kind words but life goes on. Also, I am available for booty calls. It's logical I miss Liverpool. I lived there five years and saw what football means to the supporters.

'I've still got friends there. It was an unforgettable experience and I'll always have the club in my heart.

'But I'm so happy at Real Madrid and I hope to do some important things here.'

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WELL, DAMN.
JT my bb <3

LMAO.

Liverpool boys on film as Jamie Carragher and Steven Gerrard star in comedy ripping 'drunk' Sir Alex Ferguson and 'rat' Gary Neville

Liverpool duo Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher star in a new film which pokes fun at Sir Alex Ferguson and Gary Neville.

Manchester United manager Ferguson has been portrayed as a whisky-loving drunk while club captain Neville is labelled a rat who hates Scousers.

Fifteen Minutes That Shook the World is a sideways look at what went on in the Liverpool dressing room at half-time in the 2005 Champions League final before the Reds fought back from 3-0 down to AC Milan.


LFC BOYS MEN ON THE RED CARPET



A CLIP OF THE FILM WITH STEVIE G AND CARRA IN IT.
ITS ACTUALLY HILARIOUS.






And in one scene a Sir Alex lookalike phones a player (who is not unlike Neville) to celebrate Liverpool's misery.

The player has the name 'Rat Boy' on his back and sings a song about hating people from Liverpool.
When Rafa Benitez's side turn the game on its head by winning on penalties, the Fergie character, called McTaggart, knocks back a bottle of whisky with Manager of the Month but not as good as Bob Paisley' written on it.
The 43-minute comedy, by Liverpool playwright Dave Kirby, is sure to rile the Red Devils while Carragher and Gerrard, who have cameos in the production, attended the premiere this week with Benitez.
SOURCEEEEE

yay for horse placenta!

Yossi Benayoun and Albert Riera set for Liverpool FC return at Manchester City

Yossi Benayoun and Albert Riera could be in line for a shock return to action this weekend after responding to radical treatment on their torn hamstrings.

The Liverpool midfielders were flown to Belgrade earlier this week to see Mariana Kovacevic, the physiotherapist who has become famous for curing injured sportsmen with liquid from horse placenta.

Both men were expected to be sidelined for between three to five weeks after they sustained the injuries against Birmingham last Monday.

But their condition has improved so much since seeing Kovacevic there is an outside chance of them being available for Saturday’s home clash with Manchester City.

Benayoun has been in outstanding form this season and he is quietly confident he will be back in action sooner rather than later.

“I have been in Belgrade to see her and I am feeling better already,” Benayoun confirmed. “My hope now is that I will be fit in one week, two at the most. I have a good feeling about it.”

If either of Benayoun or Riera were available after their special treatment it would be another huge boost for Rafa Benitez, who is getting close to having his strongest team available for the first time this season.

Though neither Fernando Torres or Fabio Aurelio will be available, Steven Gerrard, Daniel Agger and Glen Johnson are all expected to figure, while David Ngog should also be included despite breaking his nose with France’s Under-21s.
also, nando has another advert, no idea what it is for though *shrug*
film • and i choose kill

Har.


West Ham United club shop to sell limited-edition Katy Perry lingerie
Katy Perry's appearance at the MTV Awards earlier this month in West Ham United lingerie – a tribute to her boyfriend Russell Brand – has provided the club with an unlikely new revenue stream.

The American singer appeared at the ceremony in a West Ham basque, complete with the team's badges on her chest, prompting the club to commission a special limited-edition range of underwear for sale to fans. West Ham say they were "responding to huge demand".

The designer Siobhan Dillon's creation, made from replica shirts, was seen by millions of viewers around the world: a limited-edition run of copies will be sold for £300 each.

"I thought it would be cool to try and make the shirt as football-oriented as possible," said Dillon. "So, I used the collars along the top of the brassiere and used the two badges on the front. It was made entirely from the three shirts, but we had to take the Airtex out and replace it with some lining.

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I think the dress looks 23 different kinds of tacky, but somehow Katy Perry kinda manages to make it work. Not sure random middle aged cockney women with pot bellies and a West Ham season ticket could have quite the same effect, but, each to their own! ;)

It got me wondering... does anyone know of any other famous women who have gone public with their supporting of a team, purely because their partner supports them? I think Amy Winehouse is a Villa fan because her boyfriend supports them. Moar pls!
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Sir Alex Ferguson names his worst Manchester United signing ever

• United manager says Ralph Milne was his all-time worst buy
• 'I only paid £170,000 but I still get condemned for it'

Sir Alex Ferguson has finally confirmed what every Manchester United fan already knew: his worst signing ever was Ralph Milne.

Speaking at a League Managers Association dinner to honour the 14 surviving coaches who have presided over 1,000-plus league games, Ferguson admitted that Milne, who moved to Old Trafford in November 1988 from Third Division Bristol City, was top of his list of transfer regrets.

"My worst signing? Ralph Milne. I only paid £170,000 but I still get condemned for it."

Milne, who scored three goals in 22 games in his first season before losing his first team place, was released on a free in June 1991.

Ferguson also gave an honorable mention to the £3.5m he paid in 2003 for Eric Djemba-Djemba: "So good they named him twice."

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world cup qualifiers? what are those?

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Sir Alex Ferguson has spoken of the "fragile" nature of some modern footballers and says they are "cocooned" by agents and the media and unable to take "responsibility for their own performance".

Speaking at a League Managers Association dinner to honour the 14 surviving coaches who have presided over 1,000-plus league games, Ferguson accused agents of "conducting most transfers now" while Harry Redknapp attacked middle-men for calling the Tottenham chairman to complain about their client not being picked for the Spurs starting XI.

Ferguson's admission confirms that even the game's strongest managers are struggling to control the power of multi-millionaire players. The Manchester United manager told an audience in London: "It's a different player character we've got today. It's more fragile than the player of 25 years ago. They're maybe more cocooned today by their agents and the press, at times.

"They're less ready to hold their hands up. If you go back several years you had a player with a certain pride and responsibility for their own performance. They were less protected, so they could come in and say, 'Hands up, it was my fault'. That was good. But today they're very protected, fragile, more fragile than ever, and that's a lot to do with the type of people who protect them. Agents and even, to a degree, the press do protect them a bit, the stars, whereas a few years ago they didn't have that protection."

Redknapp said: "What I've found amazing is that agents will ring the chairman [Daniel Levy] and complain about their player not playing regularly: 'What was your manager doing, why isn't he picking this player?' It's new to me and I find it strange, very difficult to deal with.

"I'm lucky the chairman doesn't take any notice. He tells me about these idiots who are ringing. I'm just amazed that the player is weak enough to let his agent ring the chairman. He should be coming to see me, knocking on my door."

As managers discussed the art of survival in an increasingly volatile trade, Ferguson lamented the growing role of agents in initiating player moves. He said: "I don't get phone calls from agents as such, but nonetheless they're conducting most transfers now. It's hard to handle that. It's a new way.

"I had an agent phone me up – we had a young boy, got in the England Under-21s, and his agent phoned the next day and said, 'I think it's time we sat down and talked about a new contract for the boy'. He'd played for England once. But to his mind that demanded a new contract. I said, 'Well, let's see how he plays for Manchester United'."
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2010 Portuguese Underwear Unveiling

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Today Nike unveiled the official 2010 Portuguese "Nike Pro Combat Kit" (read: fancy underwear) modeled by Duda, Nani, Bruno Alves, Paulo Ferreira, Miguel, and their penii. In case you were wondering if Nani wears boxers or briefs, inquire no more: he's rocking one of these sexy beasts.

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