May 22nd, 2010

film • and i choose kill

Paying the Penalty

I'm one of those knobs who, if I don't have something to worry about, then my day doesn't feel complete, so in looking for new fretting material, I was re-visiting Frank Lampard's penalty miss against Pompey at the weekend in the form of this article:

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Penalties are one of my least favourite things, tbqh, though my first memory of England was Southgate's miss in Euro '96 so it would feel ironically apt if we went out in the same way in the World Cup (which I think we will).

anyway, who would you pick as the penalty taking 5 for your country? and then back-ups if not all five of them are on the pitch?

I would be inclined to say 1) Lampard, 2) Rooney, 3) Gerrard, 4) Joe Hart and 5) Gareth Barry if he comes, otherwise Ashley Cole. And then I don't know who I'd pick, frankly, because it's such a lottery plus I think England being England, no matter who's picked, they'll just miss them anyway. Imma say Lamps first purely because whilst the one he had saved by Shay Given did cost us the game, the other one he didn't score this season - in the FA Cup final - didn't prove costly in the end. And for every one the dude's missed, he's scored many times more, some in uber-high pressure games. Gerrard and Rooney, standard. Joe Hart was such a hero in the U21 match against Sweden, saving penalties as well as scoring. And Ashley Cole is a great, great striker of the ball. I won't lie, two players who I don't want anywhere near penalties are John Terry and my husband Crouchie. The former, because the donkey is bound to slip and miss, and the latter, because I have a horrible feeling will be made a scapegoat by the British press when he misses. Oh, me of little faith.
darcy doesn;t sparkle

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Jose Mourinho is the newest Real Madrid manager

Jose Mourinho has confirmed he will leave Inter to manage Real Madrid after securing the Champions League trophy with the Italian club.

The Portuguese boss has guided Inter to a cup treble this year, including the Champions League, Coppa Italia and Serie A and believes he has gone as far as he can at San Siro.

"My work here is done," he said on RAI television in Italy. "I have made club history. I will leave Inter to find motivations in another big club."

When asked by German station Sat.1 if he would be joining Real Madrid, Mourinho simply answered "yes."

It had been speculated the former Chelsea boss would arrive at the Santiago Bernabeu in the summer after Mourinho expressed his desire to one day manage Los Blancos.

Inter's 2-0 victory over Bayern Munich sealed the club's first success in Europe's premier competition for 45 years.

Let the wank begin.