April 17th, 2010

Scholes goal vs City
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Huge day of football; Title Race + 4th spot could be more or less decided.



12.45 GMT.

Apr 17 15:00 UKBirmingham v Hull City St Andrews Stadium
Apr 17 15:00 UKBlackburn Rovers v Everton Ewood Park
Apr 17 15:00 UKFulham v Wolverhampton Wanderers Craven Cottage
Apr 17 15:00 UKStoke City v Bolton Wanderers Britannia Stadium
Apr 17 15:00 UKSunderland v Burnley Stadium of Light
Apr 17 17:30 UKTottenham Hotspur v ChelseaWhite Hart Lane

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Bayern Munich Boss Louis Van Gaal Rages At Postponement Of Olympique Lyonnais – Monaco Game

The Dutchman believes that “it’s not fair” that OL will be given a break prior to their concluding meeting against FCB...

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Edit from NYT

BERLIN (Reuters) - Bayern Munich have decided not to file a protest against the French league's decision to postpone a match involving their Champions League semi-final opponents Olympique Lyon, the German club said on Friday.

The game against Monaco, which was scheduled to be played on April 24 between the first and second legs of the Champions league semi, will now be played on May 12. Lyon had requested the change in order to get more time to prepare for the Bayern clash.

Bayern coach Louis van Gaal had said late on Thursday the decision to reschedule Lyon's match until after their April 27 return leg was not fair play.

He had said he would ask club manager Christian Nerlinger to file a request to European soccer's governing body UEFA to reverse it.

However, Bayern spokesman Markus Hoerwick ruled out a protest.

"There will not be a protest," Hoerwick told reporters.

"It is an independent decision by the league and how they schedule their matches. That is a fact."

Lyon face Bayern in Munich on April 21 before hosting the German club at their Gerland stadium on April 27.

While Lyon now have a free weekend ahead of the return leg, Bayern must visit Borussia Moenchengladbach on April 24 in the Bundesliga.

Bayern have reached their first Champions League semi-final since winning European club soccer's biggest prize in 2001.

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More Problems.. Typical of Germans


Germany manager Joachim "Jogi" Low and his staff spent the beginning of the week in a Black Forest hotel, planning for the World Cup.

Those who expected concrete announcements about Schalke striker Kevin Kuranyi's muted return to the fold or the latest on the troubling goalkeeper question - neither Leverkusen's Rene Adler nor Manuel Neuer (Schalke) have been playing consistently well of late - were, however, left severely disappointed.

The German FA confirmed that problems with the proposed training pitch in Pretoria have led to Germany switching to the Atteridgeville Super Stadium, the home of South African champions SuperSport United. That's at least one less problem less Low, whose preparation schedule has been thrown into disarray following the Bundesliga's success in Europe this season. His team are set to leave Germany on May 14 for the first training camp in Sicily.

Captain Michael Ballack won't be on the plane though, as the 33-year-old has to play the FA Cup final in Wembley a day later. Bayern Munich players Philipp Lahm, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Thomas Muller and Miroslav Klose will also miss the trip, along with Marko Marin, Tim Wiese, Aaron Hunt, Per Mertesacker and Mesut Ozil from Werder Bremen.

Those nine players will contest the German FA Cup final in Berlin on May 15. Three days earlier, Piotr Trochowski and Jerome Boateng (of Hamburger SV) might be involved in the Europa League final. It could get even worse: the Bayern-based internationals could yet reach the Champions League final on May 22 and miss out on a whole week of Low's training.

"It's not an ideal situation", said team manager Oliver Bierhoff on Saturday. "Some of the players are not in great shape at the moment, so every day of training with the national squad counts".

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brb, crawling into a hole. IDEK ANYMORE.