July 16th, 2010

Cristiano at the pool


 
From Just Jared: Cristiano Ronaldo slips into a sexy speedo while relaxing with his family at a private villa on Thursday (July 15) in Villamoura, Portugal.

The 25-year-old Portuguese soccer stud’s girlfriend, Russian model Irina Shayk, is on the August 2010 cover of GQ South Africa.

When asked how rich she is, Irina told the mag, “That’s a very good question. Russians love money, and we can never have enough. even if you have a lot it’s not enough. But me? It’s a secret.”

FYI: It is rumored that Cristiano’s son was rushed to a hospital on Wednesday with a mystery illness, but was released after two hours.

Read more: http://justjared.buzznet.com/#ixzz0toXtIdNx

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star trek, chris pine

Coaches, when they had questionable facial hair and wore short shorts.

Most of the coaches in the World Cup were players themselves, some of them even played in the World Cups of yesteryear. I was just curious what they looked like when they played years ago.

I included everyone there were photos for. I left out Dunga because he's pretty young and well known, there isn't anything particularly remarkable to find.

My first post on LJ ever, so I'm a bit of a noob.


negl, I'd hit it.


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Source: Getty Images and Google searches.
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Álvaro del Bosque


 


For those of you that don’t know, Álvaro del Bosque is the second child of Vicente del Bosque. He was born on Aug. 6, 1989 and has Down’s syndrome. His father says of that time, “in the beginning, we cried a lot. Now, looking back, we realize what idiots we were.”
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soo i know this isn't about a footballer but i thought it was relevant and tbh, super sweet. i kind of cried a lot reading it :( (don't judge me, i'm on my period ok.)

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  • teenny

It's Laddies Night

This is a WOMEN'S PROFESSIONAL SOCCER (WPS) post!

It has been a while since I have done a women's soccer post. I know we have a lot of new folks in here so I will give a brief info. The WPS is the only full professional football league for women. Yes, there are other leagues in other countries but not every player gets paid. (are you confused? whatever do your own research because I am too) The best players from all over the world (except for the Germans) play for one of the 7 teams. This is WPS's 2nd season. There should have been 9 teams but L.A. and St. Louis had some problems so there are 7.  Fox Soccer Channel televises 1 game a week (so if you see any videos in here that look like someone's mom filmed it, that is why. It was not filmed for TV). Al right here we go.

We start with Marta!
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Marta is the leading goal scorer and her team, FC Gold Pride are top of the table
Team GP W L T PTS GF GA +/- W L T W L T
FC Gold Pride 13 9 3 1 28 22 12 10 5 1 1 4 2 0
Independence 13 6 4 3 21 21 17 4 4 2 1 2 2 2
Sky Blue FC 13 5 5 3 18 12 15 -3 1 2 2 4 3 1
Freedom 13 4 4 5 17 19 17 2 3 1 3 1 3 2
Red Stars 14 4 5 5 17 11 11 0 2 2 3 2 3 2
Breakers 12 3 5 4 13 12 14 -2 1 4 1 2 1 3
Beat 12 1 7 4 7 7 19 -12 1 3 1 0 4 3

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For more info go to the website, there are videos pics and all that
They also love their social media, find all the girls on twatter

If you are new to womens football and have no idea what this is please come in anyway and check it out and ask questions. If you were thinking about coming in here and saying asinine crap like OMG their muscles are manish or other ignorant shit, don't.  Just move on por favor


Iker and Kelly Smith welcome you in
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Nando smokes.



Label type - Major. In comparison, Everton are minor/small/tiny/irrelevant

Owner type - Major TWATS.

Vocal coach/choreographer - Newly hired as a result of...see owner type. Struggles with rs and ws but does have a good album record, did very well in the European charts last year.

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We have 5 grammies, you lot have 3 :). Btw I support Real Madrid, I don't know why I made this.

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YOU GUYS YOU GUYS

Roy Hodgson says Fernando Torres is not for sale after talks in Spain



The Liverpool manager, Roy Hodgson, has said that the club's star striker and prize asset, Fernando Torres, is not for sale at any price after talks with the player in Spain.

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tbh I was pretty sure he wasn't going anywhere, especially after that injury, but it's nice to hear it from Hodgson.

ETA: Roy says Stevie is staying too.
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  • lkden

Guti to become a 'kartal'?

 Kartal, which is the word for eagle in Turkish, represents one of Turkey's three most popular clubs based in Istanbul - Beşiktaş. Turkish media have recently been reporting that Real Madrid icon Guti is set to become a 'kartal' after much discussion with club manager Bernd Schuster

    
 
The "world star" is quoted as saying (I translated it):
I find Turkey very interesting. As for Istanbul, it's a wonderful city. The football fans have passion; the way a Turkish person views football played an important role in my decision. I learned that here, everyone sleeps with football and wakes up with it. 

Despite everything, Schuster's role in this transfer is also very big. I must admit that if not for Schuster, coming to Turkey was unlikely. Right now, I am very excited and as soon as possible, I want to wear the jersey and greet the Beşiktaş fans... the fans are as effective as Schuster. 

The fans are indeed [literally] effective, as Istanbul İnönü Stadium holds the record for the highest decibel level (132dB) ever recorded in football, breaking the previous record which was held by Liverpool fans in Anfield. 
 
Oh, and now they want Raul...

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Bocanegra to join Saint-Etienne

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RENNES, France — United States captain Carlos Bocanegra will play for Saint-Etienne next season after his current club Rennes announced on Friday that they have agreed a deal to sell him.

The former Fulham defender, who can play at centre-back or left-back, will join up with his new team-mates after returning from holiday.

The 31-year-old played in all four of his country's games at the World Cup in South Africa, where the US went down to Ghana in the last 16.

The value of the transfer was not revealed but is estimated to be in the region of 500,000 euros.


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First post! But I'm gonna go hide from grande_latte cause I'm sure she would have wanted to post this...
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My favorite bitchface is unretiring from his NT.



Ibrahimović returns to Sweden team

Six months ago, Zlatan Ibrahimović didn't know what they future held for him as a member of Sweden's national team. He made the decision not to play in any friendlies for Sweden and focus on his commitments to FC Barcelona.

Six months later, his motivation for playing for Sweden has returned. At the presser held Friday in Malmo, he said he missed playing for his country and looks forward to playing against Scotland Aug. 11.

"I've missed wearing the yellow jersey," he added.

“A motivated Zlatan is worth his weight in gold for the Swedish national team,” coach Erik Hamren said.

After the Swedes lost to Denmark last October and failed to qualify for the World Cup, Ibrahimović said he was "not motivated" to play and wanted to focus instead on playing for Barcelona.

"There are no important matches or the World Cup and so it's very difficult. It would be expending energy for no reason, a sacrifice for nothing," Ibrahimović said last December.

In his return to the team, Ibrahimović will also serve as co-captain alongside Anders Svensson. Sweden starts their Euro 2012 campaign at home against Hungary on Sept. 3.

Heja Sverige source

I am very excite at this prospect. I was majorly bummed out when Sweden didn't qualify. I drowned my sorrows in that weird lingonberry punch they sell at Ikea. It was sad and delicious at the same time.
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France coach Laurent Blanc to cut entire World Cup squad for Norway friendly!

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Laurent Blanc is to lay his authority as France coach on the line immediately when les Bleus challenge Norway in early August as he is ready to axe every single member of the squad who took part in the World Cup.

Under the charge of Raymond Domenech, France endured a harrowing campaign in South Africa. Beset by problems off the field, including a player strike, Blanc is to try and solve these early in his reign by simply letting the 23 who travelled to the competition brood at their clubs when les Bleus travel to Oslo on August 11.

During his time at Girondins de Bordeaux, with whom he claimed a Ligue 1 title and enjoyed a strong run in the Champions League, Blanc rarely made controversial decisions with his selection, but he was regularly bold, never afraid to take off a defensive player and throw on a forward if the need was there.

This situation is very different but it seems that Blanc is considering a different kind of drastic action. Disappointed with the lack of leadership shown by the FFF (Federation Francaise de Football), ‘Le President’ could be ready to immediately stamp his authority on matters.

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What do you think? Is it a good idea?
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FANGIRLS GET READY TO CLUTCH YOUR PEARLS.
IS IKER CASILLAS GETTING MARRIED??

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Their emotional kiss after the World Cup final thrilled everyone watching on TV – now the tournament's hottest couple are set to marry!
Anything Philipp Lahm (26) can do, Iker Casillas (29) can do too.
After the German World Cup captain’s dream wedding with the love of his life Claudia (25), the Spain skipper wants to take his beautiful TV reporter girlfriend Sara Carbonero (25) down the aisle. Their live TV World Cup kiss was beamed around the world!#

Millions of TV viewers were touched to see Casillas give his sexy girlfriend – who was in South Africa for the ‘Telecinco’ channel – a passionate kiss in an emotional interview after the 1-0 World Cup final victory over Holland.

A date for the wedding has not yet been set, but the pair will tie the knot at the church in her hometown of Corral de Almaguer.

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Before anyone gets too OMG!!111!! this is the only news outlet that is reporting this and it is probably bollocks. I was just very amused at the potential for 'shaking and crying' here.
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  • arooj

Manchester United to make Rooney club's highest-paid player


• New deal expected to be worth about £130,000 a week
• Club keen to secure player on long-term contract

Wayne Rooney 

Manchester United intend to open contract talks with Wayne Rooney before next month's start of the Premier League season that would make the England international the highest paid player in the club's history.

Negotiations over an extension to Rooney's existing £90,000-a-week deal at Old Trafford, due to expire in 2012, were put on hold while the 24-year-old fought a court case against his former representatives Proactive, who had claimed they were owed £4.3m in commission payments. That case was settled yesterday when Rooney and his wife, Coleen, were ordered to pay Proactive a £90,000 "restitutional remedy", leaving the way clear for United to secure their prized asset on a new long-term contract.

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New Manchester United jersey seeing record demand


 
So when United begin their four-game North American Tour in Toronto against Celtic on Friday wearing the new kit, their legions of supporters will likely rush to buy the shirt that the teams says has already set a record for demand.
 
"It's a massive business," the club's commercial director, Richard Arnold, told Reuters. "A lot of work goes into that, it's a year-round activity. We are already planning what future shirt designs will look like two, three years out."

The sponsorship is viewed as one of the most prestigious in sports due to United's massive popularity and a global fan base that is estimated at 333 million worldwide.
 
Designed by Nike and adorned with the logo of their new sponsor Aon, the world's largest insurance brokerage believes the four-year sponsorship deal -- which reports have valued at $120 million to $130 million -- can help the company build its global brand name and boost business.
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World Cup 2010 Pictures, Images and Photos




The prank played by Puyol and Pique to Cesc Fabregas, by putting on a Barca shirt on him, left evidence to the cynicism of Spanish football
. There on the stage, 3 boys drunk on alcohol (and euphoria) showed everyone that the Spanish League is a party for certain people.

The Italian Team showed in 2006 that you can be world champion even with a corrupt league and a terrible game. This year, "La Roja" held up the Cup with a noble and estetic football, but the "spanish football model" represents the consolidation of the inequality between the rich and the poor (in sports version) 

The spanish selection put on field 7 Barcelona players. This data is not a simple anecdote, or an innocent twitter statistic of MisterChip.

The spanish league distributes money from the televisation in a simple way: 150 million euros for the Barca, another similar figure for Real Madrid, and the rest of the clubs get around 15-30 million. The inequal distribution of money was reflected on the final positions of the 2009-2010 tournament. The 2 rich clubs got around 30 points of distance to the third one on the board.

So, there are 2 models. The barcelona is dedicated to recolect the stars of local football, while RM is dedicated to recolect Galacticos.

Some optimistic person might suggest, then, that the rest of the clubs in the world should follow the example of the Barca, with beautiful and national football, that supports itself in a powerful and efficient institution. But that's not the case either. Even with the uneven handout of money, the Barcelona solicited in June a 189 million euros credit to pay their players. But that doesnt stop them from buying David Villa or make gestures for Cesc Fabregas.

The rebelion of the small clubs in Spain against the spanish model is imminent and not even the world cup euophoria managed to stop it. In a facebook group, you can find information about this war of all the poor against the 2 rich (RM and Barca). Even a Sevilla technic revealed that there is discussion about a League without the Barca or RM.

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I translated this myself so sorry for any errors.
Source: http://www.fanaticos.com/2010/07/14/modelo-futbol-espanol/
Talks about a League without Barca and Real: http://www.marca.com/2010/06/29/futbol/equipos/sevilla/1277812341.html?a=0e9d1ca49ab04a4b909b8a60bf5d6ae6&t=1277847828

  • 113nm

Y la Mel se enamoró de Fàbregas (crónica fotográfica)


¡Hola!

Sí, aquí estoy de nuevo (lo digo porque la siguiente crónica también la he subido a furia_roja), y lo hago con la misma excusa que en la comunidad nombrada entre paréntesis: para compartir las fotos que conseguí hacer a los jugadores en Madrid.
Os pego lo que he escrito tanto en mi LJ como en furia_roja.

Besos!!

(Hello!

 Yes, here I am again (I say it because the following chronicle also I have raised it to furia_roja), and I it do with the same excuse that in the renowned community in brackets: to share the photos that I managed to do to the players in Madrid.
 I you stick what I have written so much in my LJ as in furia_roja.

 Kisses!!)

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Ya estoy de vuelta en casa (POR FIN!!). 

Tenía pensado hacer una supercrónica de mi estancia en Madrid y de cómo fue el día máaas feliz de mi vida!! Pero no la haré. Estoy malita, el internet me va como el culo y además a nadie le interesa.

Me limitaré a subir las fotos que pude hacer entre la muchedumbre cuando aparecieron los chicos subidos al autocar descubierto (y algunas mías, aunque a nadie le importe).

Los vídeos los subiré cuando pueda y cuando el ordenador me deje.

En cuanto al título del post... No me preguntéis por qué. Fue amor a primera vista. Quizás sea por posar como posó con la copa en la mano y por la foto que le hice... Pero tengo esa misma foto de fondo de pantalla en el móvil, de perfil en Facebook y... puff, es que lo adoro!! Es tan achuchablee!! Tan Cesc!!! (L) Cásate conmigo, empanaoo!!!

Antes que nada... Si alguien vio por Madrid a una chica que llevaba la bandera de Asturias a modo de capa... Sí. Era yo xDD

(Ya estoy de vuelta en casa (POR FIN!!). 

Tenía pensado hacer una supercrónica de mi estancia en Madrid y de cómo fue el día máaas feliz de mi vida!! Pero no la haré. Estoy malita, el internet me va como el culo y además a nadie le interesa.

Me limitaré a subir las fotos que pude hacer entre la muchedumbre cuando aparecieron los chicos subidos al autocar descubierto (y algunas mías, aunque a nadie le importe).

Los vídeos los subiré cuando pueda y cuando el ordenador me deje.

En cuanto al título del post... No me preguntéis por qué. Fue amor a primera vista. Quizás sea por posar como posó con la copa en la mano y por la foto que le hice... Pero tengo esa misma foto de fondo de pantalla en el móvil, de perfil en Facebook y... puff, es que lo adoro!! Es tan achuchablee!! Tan Cesc!!! (L) Cásate conmigo, empanaoo!!!

Antes que nada... Si alguien vio por Madrid a una chica que llevaba la bandera de Asturias a modo de capa... Sí. Era yo xDD


(Already I am of return in house (FINALLY!!).

 It had thought to do a superchronicle of my stay in Madrid and of how it was the day máaas happily of my life!! But I will not do it. I am unwell, the Internet me goes as the anus and in addition to nobody he is interested in it.

 I will limit myself to raising the photos that I could do in the crowd when there appeared the boys raised to the disclosed motor-coach (and my some, though it matters for nobody).

 I will raise the videoes when it could and when the computer leaves me.

 As for the title of the post... Do not ask me why. It was a love to the first sight. Probably be for posing since it posed with the glass in the hand and for the photo that I did to him... But I have the same photo of bottom of screen in the mobile, of profile in Facebook and ... puff, it is that I adore!! It is so achuchablee!! So Cesc!!!)




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