January 26th, 2010

  • teenny

To Haiti with love........XOXO Footballers

This years Match Against Poverty will donate its proceeds to Haiti relief 

Kaka and Robert Pires were among the scorers in a charity game to raise money for victims of the Haiti earthquake.
More than two dozen current and retired international players pulled on jerseys for the annual Match against Poverty. They also included France's Zinedine Zidane and Thierry Henry, and Portugal's Luis Figo.
The game was organized by the United Nations Development Program and Portuguese club Benfica, which hosted the game at its Stadium of Light on Monday.
Kaka and Zidane's team drew 3-3 with a selection of current and past Benfica players.
Proceeds from the game and associated activities were for relief and reconstruction efforts in Haiti. The amount raised was not immediately available.


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Real Madrid will reconstruct a school in Haiti

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Steven Gerrard waxwork to appear in Madame Tussauds

LIVERPOOL FC captain Steven Gerrard has been transferred to an exclusive London club - for just £150,000!

But before Reds fans worry too much, it is only his waxwork which will be moving to the capital at Madame Tussauds museum.

Gerrard will appear in the interactive Sports Zone in his Liverpool kit and boots which he donated.

He said: "It is an absolute thrill to have my own wax figure at Madame Tussauds."

The wax model has been worked on since October last year when sculptors met Gerrard at Liverpool's Melwood training ground.

During the sitting, the team took over 300 precise measurements and a catalogue of reference photographs to work with. The figure is nearly ready at a cost of £150,000.

"We’re delighted to be welcoming Steven Gerrard to the attraction in this World Cup year", commented Liz Edwards, PR Manager.

"He will join his England team-mates David Beckham and Wayne Rooney in our Sports Zone and guests will be able to test their own footballing skills with a "shoot out" challenge over half term".

As well as his fellow footballers, Gerrard will join an all star sporting cast of greats from past and present in Madame Tussauds’ Sports Zone - from Lewis Hamilton to Sachin Tendulkar, Mohammed Ali to Jesse Owens.

i need to visit london
puppet ronnie

Troglodyte still can't blame himself for his failures as a Premier League manager

Neil Warnock: ‘Mick McCarthy’s doing a great job at Wolves - and I hope he gets a great result against Liverpool FC now’

WHAT short memories some people have. Or maybe selective would be a better word.

Take Neil Warnock, the former Sheffield United manager now of Crystal Palace.

After seeing his side come within minutes of gleaning the full benefit from Wolves boss Mick McCarthy’s decision to make seven changes to his team for their FA Cup tie on Saturday, Warnock commented: “Don’t give me all that bull about weakened teams. (¿que?)

“They can’t pick on Wolves can they?

“Mick’s doing a great job and they’ve got a great chance of staying in that league, make no mistake. He’s not going to jeopardise that.

“I hope he gets a great result on Tuesday now and the lads who haven’t played play really well for him.”

Tuesday, of course, being Wolves versus Liverpool at Molineux
, the Premier League fixture that forced McCarthy’s hand at the weekend.
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Premier League footballer kidnapped, blindfolded & dangled by his legs from top of a cliff by gang

A premier League footballer was kidnapped and dangled over a cliff by his legs after refusing to pay gangsters £20,000 for the return of stolen property.

The terrified star was snatched from his bed in the north of England in the middle of the night and driven blindfolded to a remote coastal spot where he was told he would be "dropped to his death" if he didn't pay up.

After pleading for mercy he was hauled back to safety after promising to find the money.

Police are aware but cannot investigate because the scared player has refused to make an official complaint.

Since the kidnap last year, the star who earns tens of thousands of pounds a week has been making regular payments to the gangsters from a well-known Northern crime family.

The player - who cannot be named for legal reasons - was targeted by the underworld mob following a burglary at his £3million home.

After reporting the breakin to police, he later retracted his statement following a visit from the villains who promised to return the stolen goods - thought to include sentimental football memorabilia, medals and trophies - if he paid £20,000.

The player agreed but later went back on the deal. A week later he was dragged from home in the early hours and dangled over the cliff.

A source said: "The lad was screaming for his life. He was left in no doubt that if he didn't start paying up he would be taken back to the cliff top a second time and simply thrown over.

"These guys are heavyweights with a top firm. You don't cross them or you pay with your life.

"The police are powerless to take action because the player is too terrified of revenge on him or his family if he dares to file a complaint.

"He is in a hell of a state but feels there's nothing to do but go along with the demands. He has been drip-feeding the gang money for nearly a year but is still waiting to get his property back.

"He has got in too deep and doesn't know how to get out. His club are believed to be aware but he's not spoken to them directly."

Police raced to the player's home four weeks ago after a burglar alarm linked to a police station was triggered amid fears that the gangsters had returned.

It was a false alarm but our source added: "The player is at his wits' end."


If this is true, this is just shockingly sick. This part "His club are believed to be aware but he's not spoken to them directly." makes me think it's not a Liverpool or United player, because those clubs are more helpful and respectful of their players to just not talk about them nearly being murdered.


why is january real boring then one day everything happens all at once?

Crystal Palace face 10-point penalty after being plunged into administration

Crisis club Crystal Palace have been placed into administration.

The Championship side now face an automatic 10-point penalty - effectively ending their bid for promotion to the Barclays Premier League - after the confirmation by administrators P & A Partnership.

The Eagles' chairman Simon Jordan has been attempting to attract new investment into the club, who have been late in paying their players twice this season.

But Brendon Guilfoyle, Chris White and John Russell of the P & A Partnership have been appointed administrators

Guilfoyle said: 'This club has been in the spotlight for some months with creditors pressing for payments and players anxious about their wages.

'Our role now is to find a buyer quickly to provide certainty for the employees, players and fans for the future. We are hoping our appointment will be short-lived as we understand there are many interested buyers.'


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Does this open up Victor Moses move to City/Arsenal? I hope for a personal point of view Smalling isn't seen as Vidic's replacement. Will McCarthy save West Ham from relegation? and does someone need to tell Rio not to hit people in the face  politely when his team have a bad defense as it is and can't afford him having a 3 match ban? discuss.