December 7th, 2009

Nina Dobrev
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Just doing my bit for United..;)

Manchester United's injury crisis has worsened with the news defender Nemanja Vidic will miss their Champions League tie at Wolfsburg on Tuesday.

The Serb has a flu bug and been left at home, with United already through to the last 16 of the tournament.

Vidic joins Rio Ferdinand, Wes Brown, Gary Neville, Rafael da Silva, Fabio da Silva, Johnny Evans and John O'Shea on the sidelines for United.

Michael Carrick will play at centre-back, possibly with Darren Fletcher.

Fletcher was expected to fill in at right-back but could now be forced to move to the centre following Vidic's withdrawal from the squad, although Patrice Evra could be another option.

United had hoped Vidic would have recovered from the flu bug that kept him out of Saturday's win at West Ham, but he failed to make the flight to Germany.

Oliver Gill, son of chief executive David, Magnus Eikrem, Cameron Stewart, Matt James and Oliver Norwood are all unfamiliar faces who were included in United's 19-man squad.

United have already booked their place in the Champions League knockout stages but still need a point to be sure of finishing top of the group, which would theoretically give them an easier tie in the next round.
Midfielder Paul Scholes said: "We want to win the game and finish top of the group.

"How much difference that makes to who we get in the next round, I am not too sure. There are lots of good teams at that stage of the tournament."

Squad: Ben Foster, Gabriel Obertan, Magnus Eikrem, Paul Scholes, Darron Gibson, Antonio Valencia, Oliver Gill, Michael Carrick, Matty James, Michael Owen, Darren Fletcher, Danny Welbeck, Ji-sung Park, Anderson, Patrice Evra, Cameron Stewart, Tomasz Kuszczak, Nani, Oliver Norwood.

^^Haha, epic Schmeichel handstand fail by Tomasz. Adorable.

JT my bb <3

cashley rules the london town.

Cashley Cole has been named BBC London Footballer of the Year for 2009.

Like srsly, he did.
Well he derserves it, right?

And Joe Cole was there to give him the award in a much festive coloured jumper.
Not sure about the collar though, Joey.

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And guess whos baby caused a stir and left the baller sleeping through the WC Draws.

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Sources: ChelseaFc, TheSun

voting time!

The FIFA Puskás Award
which is basically a fancy name for 'goal of the year'

so fifa have chosen 10 goals based on the following criteria; 1) aesthetics, 2) the importance of the match, 3) the absence of luck or opposition mistakes, 4) fair play and 5) the goals must have been scored between July 2008 and July 2009.

It's now up to us to vote for our favourite! the ten goals are:

1. Emmanuel Adebayor - Villareal 1:1 Arsenal
2. Eliran Atar - Bnei Yehoda 1:1 Maccabi Netanya
3. Michael Essien - Chelsea 1:1 Barcelona
4. Grafite - Wolfsburg 5:1 Bayern Munich
5. Andres Iniesta - Chelsea 1:1 Barcelona
6. Luis Angel Landin - Morelia 1:1 Cruz Azul
7. Katlego Mphela - Spain 3:2 South Africa
8. Nilmar - Corinthians 0:1 Internacional
9. Cristiano Ronaldo - Porto 0:1 Manchester United
10. Fernando Torres - Liverpool 4:0 Blackburn Rovers

the winner will be unveiled at the FIFA world player of the year gala on 21 December where they will receive the FIFA Puskas Award trophy, with their name engraved upon it.

voting closes at 12 noon CET on Monday 14th December

So go HERE to see each goal and vote for your favourite goal!
tbh, all the goals are extremely good, but i'm still voting for nando :)
Kwon Eun Bi

Football Rankings 12/7/09

I have faith in Grenoble.

Most Points
Twente (Eredivisie) - 44 points

Fewest Points
Hertha BSC (Bundesliga) - 5 points

Biggest Lead
Barcelona (La Liga) - 5 points

Smallest Lead
Chelsea (Premier League) - 2 points
Twente (Eredivisie) - 2 points
Celtic (SPL) - 2 points

Closest to Danger
Atalanta Bergamasca (Serie A) - tied with 18th place
ADO Den Haag (Eredivisie) - tied with 16th place

Farthest From Safety
Grenoble Foot (Ligue 1) - 9 points fewer than 17th place

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

FIFA world player of the year

Nominees for 2009 Fifa World Player of the Year award:
Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal), Real Madrid
Andres Iniesta (Spain), Barcelona
Kaka (Brazil), Real Madrid
Lionel Messi (Argentina), Barcelona
Xavi (Spain), Barcelona


Nominees for 2009 Fifa Women's World Player of the Year:
Cristiane (Brazil)
Inka Grings (Germany)
Marta (Brazil)
Birgit Prinz (Germany)
Kelly Smith (England)
sauce: fifa

I can only see there being one winner to be honest

Verón / Deschamps + Heinze: Marseille vs Real Madrid

With God's Help

Juan Sebastián Verón assured that they'll need "God's help" if they face Barcelona in the Club World Cup.

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Deschamps: "Beating Real Madrid would be a deed"

Olympique Marseille's coach, Deschamps, considered that winning over Real Madrid "is a deed" they'll have to achieve to pass on to the next round in the Champions League.

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mikkel [bang bang me]

Kim Jong-il bans World Cup coverage - unless North Korea win

Kim Jong-il, the North Korean leader, has banned the World Cup from being shown in his country – unless they win.

The Supreme Leader has ordered state-run television not to broadcast live games, and to only screen highlights of North Korea's victories. The ruling means that 99 per cent of the country's 29 million population will not be able to find out who wins the competition unless the 350-1, outsiders win it.

Games between other nations will be banned from the airwaves, while any highlights of North Korea's matches will be heavily edited to ensure that they look like the better team. All advertising in the stadiums will also be blurred out – along with opposition fans, The Sun newspaper reported.

Mike Breen, author of highly-respected book Kim Jong-il: North Korea's Dear Leader, said: "Like everything else there, the regime will have complete control over the World Cup.

"North Korea will not pay for the TV rights, which means they will not be able to screen live games on state television. They are more likely to get footage from South Korea and then it will be heavily edited to suit the regime.

"Only the ruling elite with access to other satellite channels will be able to watch games involving other countries. The majority of the population will have to make do with very one-sided highlights packages hours, and possibly even days, after the game. Any loss will either be ignored or given the smallest of mentions. Once North Korea are knocked out, I would be amazed if there were any mention of the World Cup at all."

It is the first time that North Korea has qualified for the World Cup in 44 years. The last time they qualified was in England in 1966 when they pulled off one of the biggest shocks by beating Italy 1-0 to reach the quarter finals.


Considering North Korea are in the same group as Brazil, Portugal, and the Ivory Coast...I don't want to be a negative Nancy, because obviously anything can happen, but I'm guessing they're not gonna see a lot of coverage up in the good ol' DPRK.