...anyway, I have to admit that my brain definitely isn't in full function mode right now!
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i have no idea what happened to the text =/ it's 5 AM
Fabio Capello has confirmed his provisional squad for the World Cup, with 30 players making up the list of those who will travel to Austria in six days time to begin the training preparation for the tournament.
Jamie Carragher is called into the squad for the first time under Fabio Capello, while Tottenham Hotspur defender Michael Dawson and Manchester City winger Adam Johnson are the only uncapped players named.
Joe Cole returns to the fold for the first time since England's 4-1 victory in Zagreb in 2008, joining his Chelsea colleagues John Terry, Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole who secured the Premier League title on Sunday and compete in The FA Cup Final against Portsmouth this Saturday.
Joe Hart, David James, Robert Green
Leighton Baines, Jamie Carragher, Ashley Cole, Michael Dawson, Rio Ferdinand, Glen Johnson, Ledley King, John Terry, Matthew Upson, Stephen Warnock
Gareth Barry, Michael Carrick, Joe Cole, Steven Gerrard, Tom Huddlestone, Adam Johnson, Frank Lampard, Aaron Lennon, James Milner, Scott Parker, Theo Walcott, Shaun Wright-Phillips
Darren Bent, Peter Crouch, Jermain Defoe, Emile Heskey, Wayne Rooney
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|Julio Cesar||Inter (ITA)|
|Heurelho Gomes||Tottenham (ENG)|
|Alexander Doni||Roma (ITA)|
|Daniel Alves||Barcelona (ESP)|
|Michel Bastos||Olympique Lyonnais (FRA)|
|Thiago Silva||AC Milan (ITA)|
|Gilberto Silva||Panathinaikos (GRE)|
|Felipe Melo||Juventus (ITA)|
|Kaka||Real Madrid (ESP)|
|Julio Baptista||Roma (ITA)|
|Luis Fabiano||Sevilla (ESP)|
I'm surprised about Grafite mostly and for Pato not being called, and sad about Adriano and André Santos for not going (even they're in a bad season, whatever). What do you guys think?
West Ham have sacked Gianfranco Zola after narrowly avoiding relegation from the Premier League.
The Hammers finished fourth from bottom, five points above 18th-placed Burnley, and owners David Sullivan and David Gold have decided a change in manager is needed.
The search for a successor to Zola starts immediately.
The club confirmed they have terminated the Italian's contract after months of speculation over his future at the club.
Zola, who took charge in September 2008, struggled to keep the club in the top flight this season despite managing a squad including England players Robert Green, Matthew Upson and Carlton Cole.
A statement on the club's official website said read: "West Ham United confirm that they have terminated the contract of Gianfranco Zola
"The Board of Directors would like to thank him for his contribution and wish him well for the future.
"The club will now be focusing its efforts on seeking a replacement.
"The club will be making no further comment on this matter."
O wait, he plays for Italy!!!
Anyways, Giuseppe Rossi's on the cover of ESPN The Magazine!! Pretty cool! The article is wayyyy too long and I'm not gonna copy and paste bc I know you lazy beotches aren't going to read it! It's a good read if you have time.
So just take a tour of his house and enjoy his New Jersey accent:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tim Howard (Everton), Marcus Hahnemann (Wolverhampton)
DEFENDERS (9): Carlos Bocanegra (Rennes), Jonathan Bornstein (Chivas USA), Steve Cherundolo (Hannover), Jay DeMerit (Watford), Clarence Goodson (IK Start), Chad Marshall (Columbus Crew), Oguchi Onyewu (AC Milan), Heath Pearce (FC Dallas), Jonathan Spector (West Ham United)
MIDFIELDERS (12): DaMarcus Beasley (Rangers), Alejandro Bedoya (Örebro), Michael Bradley (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Ricardo Clark (Houston Dynamo), Clint Dempsey (Fulham), Landon Donovan (Los Angeles Galaxy), Maurice Edu (Rangers), Benny Feilhaber (Aarhus), Stuart Holden (Bolton), Sacha Kljestan (Chivas USA), Robbie Rogers (Columbus Crew), José Torres (Pachuca)
FORWARDS (6): Jozy Altidore (Villarreal), Edson Buddle (Los Angeles Galaxy), Brian Ching (Houston Dynamo), Robbie Findley (Real Salt Lake), Herculez Gomez (Puebla), Eddie Johnson (Aris Thessaloniki)
The squad will start training at Princeton University on May 15th, with games against the Czech Republic in East Hartford, CT on May 25th, and against Turkey in Philadelphia on May 29th. They will leave for South Africa on the 30th and play Australia there on the 5th of June.
Also, if you're interested in all things USMNT or MLS, you should join omg_yanks.
I found this beautiful EPL video but the embed code does not work so I can only give you the link :(
Sir Tom wants football collection to stay in PrestonPreston North End legend Sir Tom Finney has insisted his precious collection of artefacts at the National Football Museum will not be allowed to leave the city.
The museum, at North End’s Deepdale ground, closed its doors for the final time at the end of April after last ditch talks to save it failed.
Now the facility is to reopen at Manchester’s Urbis building in 2011.
But a representative for Sir Tom, who has loaned a large collection of memorabilia to the museum and is its vice-president, says the winger’s collection will not be travelling with it.
Sir Tom promised when the Manchester bid became public last year that he would not allow his own possessions to become part of any exhibition there.
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I don't know how many of you have visted the National Football Museum but basically it's next to my home town's team PNE and it has alsorts of stuff in; stuff on when United won the treble, Tributes to Hillsborough and lots of orginal stuff like shirts from a long time ago. Basically, the council here have decided they don't want to pay the money to keep it open and they've taken away somewhere me and my friends used to go and the only thing that attracted visitors here so ngl we're all pretty annoyed. :/
It has something to do with a certain football club in Barcelona
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Maarten Stekelenburg (Ajax)
Michel Vorm (FC Utrecht)
Sander Boschker (FC Twente)
will we be seeing more of this in SA?
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Defenders: Nicolás Otamendi (Vélez Sarsfield), Martín Demichelis (Bayern Munich), Walter Samuel (Internazionale FC), Gabriel Heinze (Marseille), Nicolás Burdisso (Roma), Juan Insaurralde (CA Newell’s Old Boys), Clemente Rodríguez (Estudiantes de La Plata), Fabricio Coloccini (Newcastle), Ariel Garcé (CA Colón de Santa Fé)
Midfielders: Jonás Gutiérrez (Newcastle),Javier Mascherano (Liverpool),Juan Sebastián Veron (Estudiantes de la Plata), Ángel Di María (Benfica), Javier Pastore (Palermo), José Sosa (Bayern Münich), Mario Bolatti (Fiorentina), Juan Mercier (Argentinos Juniors), Maximiliano Rodríguez (Liverpool), Jesús Dátolo (Olympiacos CFP), Sebastián Blanco (CA Lanús)
Strikers: Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Gonzalo Higuaín (Real Madrid), Carlos Tevez (Manchester City), Sergio Agüero (Atlético Madrid), Diego Milito (Internazionale), Martín Palermo (Boca Juniors), Ezequiel Lavezzi (Napoli)
Slovakia squad list was also announced today, or yesterday, IDK TIME ZONES.
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