May 29th, 2010

film • and i choose kill

The Unlucky Seven.

I was going to save this for after the Japan friendly in case there were any standout performances there, but eh, I figured if there are, I can just come back and change my mind. 

 

Basically, next Tuesday, Capello will be naming his 23-man-squad (much later than most of the participating nations in the World Cup are), and I was wondering who you girls would pick as the seven to cull?

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So that’s who I’d cut, and who I think Capello will cut. How about you, ladies?
  • n720

better late than never!

 


ALL TIMES ARE EASTERN
 
12:00 - 14:00     Spain vs. Saudi Arabia
12:00 - 14:00     Moldova vs. United Arab Emirates
12:30 - 14:30     Macedonia vs. Azerbaijan
13:00 - 15:00     Sweden vs. Bosnia And Herzegovina
13:30 - 15:45     Ukraine vs. Romania
14:00 - 16:00     Hungary vs. Germany
14:00 - 16:00     USA vs. Turkey
 



 

The Daily Fail Strikes Again


Get David Beckham! West Ham bid to bring England legend back home from Los Angeles Galaxy

West Ham have launched an audacious move to bring LA Galaxay midfielder David Beckham back to England while trying to lure former midfielder Joe Cole back from Chelsea.


 

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Puyol!AD

CRon: Sexy, womanizer, talented and a


"genuine and caring human being."


The following is an article on Goal.com and I think it's a cute little story about Ronaldo and showing that he isn't all balls and women (hahaha).
"My name is Dan Gaspar and I want to share a story about Cristiano Ronaldo. It’s a story that I’m sure you are not aware of, but one that needs to be told. I believe in destiny - this is an example. Behind the superstar celebrity is a genuine and caring human being."


The rest can be read here. Below is just a few more paragraphs.
I was fortunate to be invited by Professor Carlos Queiroz, Portugal National Team Coach to join their staff for qualification for the 2010 World Cup I have worked with Carlos before, and I felt honored to be a part Portugal’s preparation.

Not long after, I received a phone call from a good friend, John Moreira. John has worked at Star Goalkeeper Academy, a camp which I own. He and his family are good friends of mine and have been for many years. His son Brandon, who was a quality soccer player, was experiencing knee problems.The doctors initially thought that he was suffering from a soccer injury. It turned out that Brandon had Osteosarcoma (bone cancer).

The Moreiras had a difficult decision to make; amputate the leg or receive chemotherapy in the hopes that they could catch all of the cancer. Brandon’s passion was football. The thought of having one of his legs amputated was devastating to the teenager. He couldn’t imagine a life with one of his legs missing.The family opted for chemotherapy.
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Thoughts?
If you were a footballer with the status of Messi, Ronaldo, or any footballer of your choice-- what would of you done with a situation like this?

Nina Dobrev
  • arooj

Kings of Stimulation aka Divers!

Every World Cup, or at least recently, the bigwigs vow to crack down on simulation. And every World Cup, we still get too much controversy. Diving, exaggerating an injury in an attempt to draw a yellow card or get a player sent off, is commonplace.

Who could forget Jurgen Klinsmann's con job in the 1990 final or Rivaldo's theatrics in 2002?

Who will the refs keep a special eye on in South Africa? These 10 are a good start.

Emmanuel Eboue, Ivory Coast: Eboue gives the term "flying winger" new meaning. When offered the choice, Eboue, also a fullback, prefers hitting the ground to staying on his feet and dribbling past opponents using his ample pace. His dive for Arsenal against Barcelona in the 2006 Champions League final even led to criticism from Gunners boss Arsene Wenger, who's notoriously protective of his players in public. "It is clear there was no foul," Wenger raged. "I condemn and regret the attitude of Eboue."

Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal: To some extent, Ronaldo deserves pity. Because he's so quick and so good, opponents are always trying to throw the Galactico off his game by hacking him down. Moving away from the physical Premier League helped the dashing former world player of the year in that respect.

However, his behavior against England at the 2006 World Cup was inexcusable. Up against Wayne Rooney, then a teammate at Manchester United, Ronaldo took pleasure in watching the feisty striker earn a red card, delivering one of the most famous winks in World Cup history.

Ronaldo
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