January 21st, 2010

William Gallas to escape punishment over tackle on Mark Davies

Arsenal's defender William Gallas will not face retrospective disciplinary action from the Football Association following his late tackle on Bolton's Mark Davies in last night's 4-2 Premier League win at Emirates Stadium.

Bolton's manager Owen Coyle labelled the challenge, which happened in the build-up to Arsenal's crucial equaliser at the start of the second half, as "akin to assault", however scans today revealed the damage to the midfielder's ankle was not as bad as feared, allaying worries it might be broken.
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barcelona; abi's hips don't lie

ahahahah you would, nando.


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Torres prefrs to wrap up warm


By Tony Brook

HE’s from a land of sunshine but it’s not the Arctic British weather that is distracting Spanish football star Fernando Torres.Instead, the Liverpool striker has been struck by the number of scantily clad women in his adopted city.
The £140,000-a-week player just can’t get over the way Scouse lasses dress – or rather don’t dress – despite the freezing temperatures.Indeed, instead of piling on the layers to keep warm, the fashion-conscious northerners insist on ­tottering around in high heels, skimpy tops and micro-mini skirts more suited to a Costa climate than sub-zero Merseyside.

And like many newcomers to the city the 25-year-old from Madrid has been stunned by the gaggles of party girls who never wear so much as a coat to defy the elements.

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reds 2-0 spurs

Rafael Benitez paid tribute to Dirk Kuyt after the Dutchman's double downed Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield on Wednesday evening.

The 29-year-old put the Reds on their way to the 2-0 victory with a sixth minute opener against the top four hopefuls.

And Kuyt displayed great composure to secure the three points when he netted a penalty in second half injury-time at the second time of asking after referee Howard Webb had ordered the striker to retake his initial kick.

rest of the article and source: http://www.liverpoolfc.tv/news/latest-news/rafa-s-reaction-to-spurs-win

and also:
 Here are some pics from the match last night(witch i missed!!!) Liverpool-Tottenham.

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Non-liverpool fans won't be too interested in this but I'm so proud I have to post it

When I grow up I want to be like that lady at the end :D

"Pepe Reina came up to me in the dressing room and he was very emotional. He said this wouldn't happen at any other football club and it meant a lot to everybody." - Sammy Lee.

The reds are coming up the hill boys
The reds are coming up the hill boys
They all laugh at us
They all mock us
They all say our days are numbered
Born to be scouse
Victorious are we
If you wanna win a cup then you better hurry up
Cause of Liverpool fc!

ok FA

FA seeks to cool Manchester rivalry ahead of Carling Cup decider

• FA concerned by tension between City and United
• Gary Neville not expected to face sanction for gesture

The Football Association will speak to both Manchester clubs to try to avoid any flashpoints during next week's Carling Cup semi-final decider at Old Trafford. It is also expected the FA will officially confirm that Manchester United's Gary Neville will face no sanction over his one-fingered gesture to City's Carlos Tevez during Tuesday's first leg, when City won 2-1. There are photographs showing Neville's reaction, but as Tevez is not in the frame and the incident was not captured on TV, it is hard for the FA to prove what happened and the incident itself was regarded as minor. Nevertheless, the FA acknowledges the simmering tension between the two sides could lead to an escalation of the problem next week, when the red and blue halves of Manchester face each other in the second leg to decide who will face Aston Villa at Wembley on 28 February.

Tevez, though, has said he will not tone down his celebrations should he score again and has accused Neville of being disrespectful. (lmfao does he hear himself talk)  - guardian


Manchester United suffer John O'Shea injury blow

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has said defender John O'Shea is likely to miss the rest of the season because of a leg problem.

O'Shea, 28, has not played since the Republic of Ireland's World Cup play-off against France in November as his nation failed to reach the finals.

Ferguson told the Irish Independent: "He's got a terrible injury - the blood clot became all knotted.

"It's a long process to clear it up and he'll probably miss the season now."

United have had problems in defence this season, with Rio Ferdinand, Nemanja Vidic, Jonny Evans, Wes Brown, Rafael Da Silva, Fabio Da Silva and Gary Neville all having significant spells out of the game.

O'Shea's injury was initially thought to be nothing more serious than a dead leg.

However, Ferguson added: "It's one of those sorts of injuries that are unusual. It's like a dead leg except a dead leg is usually only three or four days.

"It's a bad blow for the boy and for the team because he can play anywhere.

"When you look at all the problems I've had with the back four this season, he could have played every single one."

Prior to suffering the injury to his leg, O'Shea had played 15 times for United this season as well as featuring in three World Cup qualifying games for the Republic of Ireland.



How to kick a club when they're down...

Udinese to take Portsmouth to Court of Arbitration for Sport

Udinese have confirmed they will take Portsmouth to the Court of Arbitration for Sport in a bid to recoup money they claim to be owed following the sale of Sulley Muntari.

Muntari joined Portsmouth from Udinese in 2007 for a reported fee of £7m and moved on to Internazionale in 2008 for around £12.7m.

"I can confirm that Udinese today has reported Portsmouth to the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne in connection with a missed payment for Sulley Muntari," said a spokesman for Udinese.

The deal for Muntari is the only one of Portsmouth's outstanding transfer payments that has not been paid or rearranged, after the Premier League paid around £5m directly to the club's football creditors last week.

Ali al-Faraj, Portsmouth's owner, is fighting a winding-up petition that was served by Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs before Christmas. The Saudi-based businessman may have to find around £10m by early next month.

Sol Campbell to sue Portsmouth over £1.7m in unpaid fees and bonuses

Portsmouth's financial problems have increased after the club confirmed today they are being sued by Sol Campbell for fees and bonuses their former defender claims he is owed.

Campbell, now at Arsenal, has issued a writ through his lawyers for £1.7m he says he is owed in image rights and bonus payments. Portsmouth confirmed the receipt of the writ and a club spokesman said: "The matter is being dealt with by our lawyers."

The writ comes as the club prepare to appeal against a High Court judge's decision to dismiss their application to have a winding-up petition from Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs struck out. The club have argued the VAT portion of its tax bill is too high by £7.5m.

Meanwhile, Portsmouth's chief executive Peter Storrie is due in court today over an allegation he cheated the public revenue over the signing-on fee for a midfielder. Storrie, 57, has a plea and case management hearing at Southwark Crown Court in London.

It is accused that between 1 July 2003 and 28 November 2007 he "cheated the public revenue" over a signing-on fee for Amdy Faye from Auxerre to Portsmouth.

He is alleged to have arranged for the fee to Faye to be paid via the bank account of an agent, Willie McKay, in order to "conceal its true nature and purpose," thereby "causing a failure on the part of the club to operate PAYE and account for income tax and national insurance contributions in respect of that fee".

Storrie has said he will defend himself in the "strongest possible terms" against the charge.

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I guess the one bright spot is that once the Udinese situation is resolved the transfer embargo will be lifted.

Reporter Tries to Grab David Beckham's Crotch in Bizarre Stunt

Watch this video LOL.

What would Posh Spice say?

A female Italian reporter wearing yellow gloves attempted to molest David Beckham's genitals in a shocking publicity stunt on Wednesday. Elena Di Cioccio of Italian TV show Le lene ("The Hyenas), ambushed the soccer star, 34, outside a restaurant in Milan, Italy as photographs and video at the Daily Mail attest.

As she was led away Ms Di Cioccio called out:'I touched it but it's small. David you have conned us all. What did you use cotton wool ? It's all a trick.'

To see the pics and Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1244936/David-Beckham-suffers-bizarre-stunt-Italian-television-presenter-tries-grab-Golden-Balls.html?ITO=1490#ixzz0dH70fuQX