March 1st, 2010

Tired Lampard

Footie weekend in pics

This Monday is gonna be different. I'm still moved by what happened to Aaron. That's why I give you those pics. 3 Arsenal players and one Spaniard. Three of them successfully came back to the game.
So let's cross fingers for Aaron :) <3

Messages for Aaron --->
Clarification post/details: HERE

And here - no horror pics.

Od footie weekend in pics

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sa pinto | jas&amp;i are team sa pinto alway

hi all (mods, delete if not allowed)

I don't know how many of you are interested in Liga Sagres aka Portuguese football. I haven't seen too many posts, if any at all but surely there are some of you who watch it, or so I hope. Anyways, my friend and I decided to create a blog, on Tumblr for now, called "From the Sideline" which you can find here. I write about Benfica and she writes about Porto, though we try to talk about the other teams as well. We also plan on talking about the Portuguese NT when the world cup rolls around. Anyways, I just thought I'd pimp it out. If you on tumblr you can follow it but even if you aren't, you can still leave comments to discuss what we say.

Thanks! <3
Nina Dobrev
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Manchester United League Cup winners picspam..:)

Wayne Rooney continued his remarkable scoring streak with his 28th goal of the season to seal Manchester United's 2-1 win over Aston Villa in the 50th League Cup final at Wembley Stadium on Sunday.

Rooney, who came on as a substitute for United's other scorer Michael Owen, struck with a superbly executed header after 74 minutes for his 20th goal in his last 20 matches as United became the first team since Nottingham Forest in 1989 and 1990 to win the cup in successive seasons.


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combing his hair!

Oh Shit, son!

Zidane: 'I'd rather die' than apologize

MADRID -- Former Real Madrid and France soccer star Zinedine Zidane says he regrets headbutting Marco Materazzi during the 2006 World Cup final, but he'd rather die than apologize to the Italian defender.

In an interview with leading Spanish daily El Pais published Monday, Zidane recalled the infamous incident with a sense of shame -- but he felt none toward Materazzi.

"After the game, I went into the dressing room and told them, 'Forgive me. This doesn't change anything, but sorry everyone,' " Zidane recalled of the moments after the game.

"But to him I can't. Never, never," Zidane added. "It would be to dishonor me. ... I'd rather die."

The match was Zidane's last after a sparkling career in which he became one of the game's most respected players. In the 20th minute of extra time, Materazzi insulted Zidane, who responded by headbutting the Italian defender violently in the chest. He got sent off and watched France lose the match from the sideline.

"Of course I reproach myself," Zidane told El Pais. "But if I say, 'Sorry,' I would also be admitting that what he did was normal. And for me it was not normal.

"Things happen on the pitch. It's happened to me many times. But I could not stand it that time," Zidane said. "My mother was sick. She was in hospital. This people didn't know. ... But it was a bad moment. More than once they had insulted my mother and I never responded."

Materazzi recently told Italy's La Republica paper he was still waiting for Zidane to apologize and that he was still so angry over the incident that he won't even watch this year's tournament in South Africa.

"If it was Kaka, an ordinary guy, a good guy, of course I would have apologized. But to this one!" Zidane said. "If I ask forgiveness of him, I lack respect for myself and for all those I love with all my heart."

Zidane won two Serie A titles with Italy's Juventus and two La Liga titles and a Champions League with Real Madrid, along with the 1998 World Cup. He was voted FIFA World Player of the Year three times.

Now 37, he acts as an informal adviser to Real Madrid president Florentino Perez.


the first time ive liked/ageed with john terry in a while

Craig Bellend should watch his tongue, says John Terry

• 'People in glasshouses should not throw stones'
• City players condemn booing of Wayne Bridge

two cunts

John Terry has said Craig Bellamy may be guilty of hypocrisy following the Manchester City player's critical comments regarding his affair with the mother of Wayne Bridge's child.

Terry has made no public comment about the reports of his extra-marital affair with Vanessa Perroncel, a story which cost him the England captaincy and a long-standing friendship with Bridge, but he has responded to the views of Bellamy.

Speaking after Manchester City's 4‑2 victory at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, Bellamy said of Terry: "Everybody in football knows what the guy is like. But that is off the field."

Terry's retort was pithy and to the point. "People in glasshouses should not throw stones," the Chelsea captain said.

Bridge's Manchester City team-mates remain baffled by the treatment the full-back received at Stamford Bridge.

Bridge – a former Chelsea player – was booed by many of the home fans after snubbing Terry's outstretched hand before the match, and that has gone down badly among the City players.

"I don't know why the crowd reacted the way it did," said the goalkeeper Shay Given. "I don't see what he has done wrong."

Gareth Barry, a team-mate for both club and country, has asked for supporters to understand Bridge's predicament. "I am sad to see Wayne has pulled out of the England squad," said the midfielder. "He is a great player and would improve the squad and team when he plays. But like many other people have said, I respect his decision. You can't imagine yourself in that position and what you'd do unless it happens to you.

"Being the person Wayne is, he didn't want to rub anything in. He used to play for Chelsea, he kept his emotions to himself and his performance was brilliant."

Not that Barry believes any sympathy for Bridge will stop Terry's England team-mates giving their best for the national side. "It's personal issues and as professionals you have to put it aside. Once we are together it will all be forgotten and we will try to win a game of football because that is what it is all about," he said.


     wonder how bellamy is doing after that united fan beat the shit out of him. wanker.

Patrice Evra speaks about G&G remains awsome while doing it

They are the original colors of Manchester United and the fans wear them because they love this club,” United captain Patrice Evra said in an interview. “They have their reasons for doing it and we don’t think that they’re crazy. They’d like things to change.”

Send in your messages for Aaron Ramsey

There's a way you can send your thoughts out to Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey.

Aaron, 19, suffered fractures to his leg on Saturday and underwent surgery that very evening. Though it is not yet clear how long he will be out for, he will definitely miss the rest of this season.
You may not be a gooner but if you have something nice to say to help the lad cope in this time of difficulty, please send something in.  If you send in your message, Arsenal may post it online and/or put it into a specially-bound book for him. 
It would certainly be much appreciated!

Even a few words will do

Oh Pompey.......

Pompey to return to court

Inland Revenue takes hard-line stance over crisis club

Portsmouth's administrator has told Sky Sports News that the club will return to the High Court on Tuesday as Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs is contesting their voluntary administration.

The Inland Revenue is said to be furious that the Premier League's rock-bottom side managed to avoid Monday's winding-up order for a £7million unpaid tax bill by entering administration on Friday.

Administrator Andrew Andronikou has confirmed to Sky Sports News that he and Portsmouth's lawyers are due back in court at 10.30am on Tuesday as a result.

This is a hard-line stance from the Inland Revenue due to a reported anger over the fact that it is not considered a priority creditor.

Andronikou remains calm and is not overly concerned by the latest development, saying: "We're having to go to court to show that the debenture is valid.

"I don't understand the exact reason why this is, we're just following normal protocol. We're not unduly worried.

"It's not standard procedure but I'd imagine that HMRC are basically crossing their Is and dotting their Ts.

"We're expecting the administration to proceed as it was."

Victor Cattermole had confirmed earlier on Monday that he is still interested in buying Portsmouth.

The New Zealand businessman believes his Endeavor Plan consortium is well-placed and he feels the problems at Fratton Park are not as bad as has been suggested.


I can't say I'm well up on adminstration and all what goes on behind the scenes but I thought if you go into adminstration voluntary or not you're bankrupt therefore how can you question it? :S

capello's evil wag-attack has started

Coleen Rooney to play no part in repeat of World Cup Wag circus

• My wife's staying at home with the baby, says Wayne Rooney
• 'Wags staying in team hotel was a problem in the past'

Wayne Rooney has revealed that his wife, Coleen, will not be accompanying him to the World Cup in South Africa after partially endorsing the view of the England manager, Fabio Capello, and the captain, Rio Ferdinand, that wives and girlfriends have been a distraction in the past.

"If they want to come and support us there's nothing stopping them," he said. "Last time we were all together in the hotel and that was a bit of a problem. My wife's just had a baby so she's not going anyway."

Last week Capello bristled when asked about the details of the Wags' accommodation in South Africa. "It is far enough when they stay out of the training ground, you understand?" he said. He had earlier announced that those wishing to travel would have to settle for weekly visits with the squad. "We're going to South Africa to play, not for a holiday," he added. "If they don't want to come for the day only, they should stay home."

Asked if he thought the Wags had disrupted England's preparations at the World Cup in Germany, the England manager was scathing about their presence in the team hotel. "I think it will be [like a] virus, no?" he said. "I think so. I hope so. The same virus of the last World Cup."

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So are you gonna miss the wags at the WC this year? ngl i actually am. last time was so fun.
Kwon Eun Bi

Football Rankings 3/1/10

Grenoble won another match!

Most Points
PSV Eindhoven (Eredivisie) - 65 points

Fewest Points
Xerez (La Liga) - 12 points
RKC Waalwijk (Eredivisie) - 12 points

Biggest Lead
Rangers (SPL) - 10 points

Smallest Lead
Girondins de Bordeaux (Ligue 1) - tied with 2nd place

Closest to Danger
Wolverhampton Wanderers (Premier League) - tied with 18th place

Farthest From Safety
Grenoble Foot (Ligue 1) - 13 points fewer than 17th place

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