April 14th, 2010



BUENOS AIRES - Martín Palermo is, since April 12th of 2010, with 220 goals, the top scorer in the history of Boca and its 105 years, having beaten the record of 218 that had been established by Roberto Cherro in between 1926 and 1938.

The record was beaten after the 4-0 result obtained at Boca's stadium against Arsenal, what not only meant 2 goals by Palermo, but also a very important victory in the middle of Boca's dark present.

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Palermo said that he always celebrates his goals with whoever assists him, but that in his goal number 219 that allowed him to beat Cherro's record, "it was different" because he didn't even go near with who made the pass, midfielder Juan Román Riquelme.

"Everyone saw it and can analyze it for themselves. I felt uncomfortable. I don't want to talk, everyone can draw their own conclusions," said Palermo about the first goal he scored on Monday against Arsenal.

"I'm not his friend, I have no relation to him. The only thing we have in common is wearing the same shirt and wanting to help Boca get through this, to give a good message to the kids. We have to have a more clear image, or things won't work out this way. We have to face things from another side, I don't know which is the right way to go," were his declarations for radio La Red.

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I support River Plate, but who cares, Martín is great ♥

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there were some games on?

There are some big matches today in England.

Aston Villa v Everton 2:45 EST/7:45 GMT to keep Villa's dream alive or see if Everton can keep pulling ahead

Wigan v Portsmouth 3:00 EST/8:00 GMT, where one relegated club goes up against another club in danger of getting relegated (I heard one of them won a game on Sunday, can you imagine?)

And then some guys in London are doing something at 3:00 EST/8:00 GMT, have you heard about that? I think it's something like
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For those of you in the US, it's going to be on ESPN 2.

Streams: Rojadirecta, Iraq Goals, Football Streaming, ATDHE, My P2P

See? Talking nicely can solve anything!

The proposed strike by the Association of Spanish footballers (AFE) for this weekend has been called off.

The AFE last week announced plans to go on strike across all four divisions of the Liga Nacional Futbol Profesional (LNFP) from 16th April to 19th April.

The AFE were concerned about unpaid wages, particularly to players in the lower leagues, but promised to keep negotiating with the Spanish government's sports council (CSD) and the Spanish football federation (RFEF), as well as the LNFP.

Lengthy talks have been held over the past couple of days and sufficient progress has been made to avert industrial action.

The potential stoppage would have affected a key weekend in all the leagues, with Barcelona's game against local rivals Espanyol among the most high-profile.

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Marca article in Googlish

Let the league commence as planned. Thank freaking goodness.

Owen won't play because our midfield rocks and City are going to America.

Fergie drops Owen hint

Sir Alex Ferguson has hinted he will not blood Owen Hargreaves back into his first-team amid reports he will not play for Manchester United this season.

The Canada-born England international has not played for the Red Devils since September 2008 after undergoing surgery on both knees but has been gradually stepping up his rehabilitation in recent months.

Hargreaves was part of United's squad that lost 2-1 at home to Chelsea recently and it was expected that he would feature between now and the summer.

However, Ferguson has done little to quash reports that Hargreaves will not return until next season by hinting he has more than enough options currently vying for midfield places.

"It is difficult to say when Owen will be back; he is training well and I had him in the squad for the Chelsea game," stated Ferguson.

"His training performances have been fine but I think at the moment midfield is not an issue for us because we have plenty of alternatives."


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Joachim Loew talks, remains vague & oblivious


"What's Jogi Saying Now?"


"I am not worried, but the situation is serious." 

Germany's first game in Group D is against Australia on June 13, but with several of his stars struggling for form, Loew says his priority is to see an improvement before the World Cup where his side also face Serbia and Ghana.

"I am not worried, but the situation is serious," Loew told German tabloid Bild with his side bidding to win their third World Cup title in South Africa. "As I have said before, our task must now be to get the players back to top form as quickly as possible. A lot can change in the next six weeks."

Loew's biggest headache is the lack of form of his first-choice strikers Miroslav Klose of Bayern Munich and Cologne's Lukas Podolski, who between them have scored just four Bundesliga goals all season. An achilles tendon injury has also seen Germany captain Michael Ballack lose his place at Chelsea, but Loew says he has spoken to his skipper and expects him to be back in the team soon. Further injuries to Stuttgart midfielder Sami Khedira and Hamburg's Marcell Jansen could threaten their World Cup involvement with Loew set to name his squad for South Africa on May 6.

Loew is also under increasing pressure to reverse his decision to never again select rebel striker Kevin Kuranyi who is in sensational form for Schalke having scored 18 goals this season.

"Fundamentally, this sort of excitement sometimes happens before a tournament," said Loew. "I think back to Schweinsteiger in 2006 and Podolski in 2008 who were not in their best form going into the tournament, yet both played well. It must be our goal to get all those players with problems back into form as quickly as possible and we have already proved we can do that."

"If eight to ten players are absent at the beginning of the World Cup preparations, it is a problem, but we must react by showing ourselves to be flexible," said Loew. "Our selection procedure is far from complete, but we will observe the players attentively, so to be prepared for various possibilities for the World Cup."

Germany will hold a training camp in Sicily from May 14 to 21 before switching to a training camp at Appiano from May 21 to June 2 in the Italian Alps.



As I'm sure most of you know, tomorrow is the 21st anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster. I will be going to Anfield to lay flowers and pay my respects, obviously it's impossible for many people on here to do the same and I thought I'd follow on from a_liver_bird 's excellent idea last year and offer to print off any thoughts and messages people want to leave here and take them with me.


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