July 31st, 2010

Hilaaarious I can't stop laughing

Manchester City are trying to offload close to 30 players, ranging from internationals to juniors, according to some of the world's leading football agents.

Roberto Mancini's squad is bulging at the seams and with the announcement of his 25-man squad on the horizon, the Italian boss is determined to trim the playing personnel.

A Soccernet source revealed: "From first team squad players, through to the juniors and the kids, the club have so many players on their books, it is incredible.

"The club are devoting a lot of their time contacting clubs to place players on loan for a year, or to sell them."

But many of City players are in no rush to leave Eastlands, having landed lucrative deals since the club's Abu Dhabi owners first took control.

Another leading global agent told Soccernet:
"The big earners are not willing to go. It is tough to get them out of the club.

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According to the ever-reliable, never-making-things-up Sun:
SOCCER superstar LIONEL MESSI has formed an OASIS tribute band - and is taking them on a secret European tour.

The Argentinian World Player Of The Year has revealed he performs as guitarist NOEL GALLAGHER.

Hitman Messi, 23, has also recruited a Barcelona team-mate to play singer LIAM - but won't say who it is yet.

He said: "Our disguise is based on how Oasis looked in the mid-90s. We have our wigs, clothes and glasses sorted.

"I also spent a lot of time getting the mannerisms right."

Messi says his band will tour soon - and says he's invited Noel to see them play.

He said: "We'll visit the UK. If you're at a pub or club where we are performing and see past our disguises there'll be a decent prize in it for you."
[via Deadspin]

LA Galaxy to offer exclusive opportunity to watch Real Madrid training session for charity

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The LA Galaxy are offering fans a unique opportunity to watch one of the world’s most recognizable clubs, Real Madrid, in action and up close on Tuesday, Aug. 3. The training session will be limited to the first 200 fans that purchase tickets for this once in a lifetime event that will be held on the campus of UCLA in Westwood, Calif. Tickets are just $50 and all proceeds will benefit the Los Angeles Galaxy Foundation.

I bought my tickets and there are no silly ticketmaster fees, the tickets are $50 flat. If you couldn't/can't go to the game this is another good option :D Anyone else going?

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Ferguson hails 'first class' Chicharito.

Sir Alex Ferguson described new signing Javier Hernandez as "first class'' after the striker scored against Manchester United as they went down to a 3-2 defeat by Chivas Guadalajara on the final game of their Americas tour.

Hernandez played the first half for his old club and the second for his new side and made an immediate impact as he netted after just eight minutes, to the delight of the crowd at the new Estadio Omnilife.

"Chicharito was first class, Ferguson said. "His goal for Chivas was a marvellous strike. He showed his real qualities.

"Chivas played very well and they were very quick. They pressed the ball well and made things difficult for us. They deserved to win.

"As for us, we've been away for three weeks. We've done lots of travelling and I think the players need to go home and rest now.''

After completing the first 45 minutes for the Mexican side, Hernandez changed teams and played for United until the hour mark.

"It was always my intention to give him only 15 minutes of the second half as he is in the process of recovering from the World Cup,'' Ferguson said.

"He will now do some fitness training and endurance work when he arrives in Manchester and he will play more games.''


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2nd Annual COPA NYC, 2010

 OK! Hai ppl. Idk if this is allowed because it isn't about professional footballers, but I wanna share it with youse guys. 

Today was the semi-finals of the COPA NYC football tournament. It's an amateur soccer tournament based in NYC where people represent world teams based on their heritage. So you've got teams like NYC France, NYC Jamaica, NYC Italy, etc. 

Jamaica beat out Ireland, 1-0, for a place in tomorrow's final (which I intend on going to at least the 2nd half of, hopefully all of it if I can get out of work early enough). I love that it's right by my house! <3 Queens... Anyway. Final is tomorrow @ Flushing Meadows Corona Park at 4pm. 

HERE is a live stream of NYC  Poland vs. NYC Argentina. Score is 2-2. The camera quality is shit. But it has a nice turn out for amateurs. 

I'm posting this for our fellow members who are soccer fans in the USA. The world cup comes only every 4 years, but tournaments like these really boost local support for our favorite sport. And it's free. 

Oh and gobidusa is a sponsor. SO GO SIGN FOR THE USA TO HOST THE 2018 or 2022 WORLD CUP @ gousabid.com It is also sponsored by nycosmos.com. :D

Emirates Cup (and other friendlies) match spam, yo!


Celtic vs Lyon 2.00 pm (UK time) / 3.00 pm (CET)
Arsenal vs AC Milan 4.20pm (UK time) / 5.20 pm (CET)


Sydney FC vs Blackburn Rovers (11.15 am CET)
Hannover 96 vs Valencia CF (3.30pm CET)
FC Schalke 04 vs Hamburger SV (4.45 pm CET)
Girondins Bordeaux vs AS Roma (4.45 pm CET)
TSG Hoffenheim vs SpVgg Greuther Furth (5.00 pm CET)
Bayern Munchen vs 1. FC Koln (6.35 pm CET)
Atalanta vs Sevilla (7.00 pm CET)
PSG vs FC Porto (7.00 pm CET)
Twente vs Ajax (8.00 pm CET)
Espanyol vs Sampdoria (9.45 pm CET)
Aston Villa vs Feyenoord (10.15 pm CET)

* mistakes in KO belong to Iraqgoals

Stream links : Rojadirecta | Iraqgoals | Atdhe | First Row | MyP2P


bobo training on friday, Dani's back and Rafa's last few days :(



+Dani visits the boys and Rafa says baiii

look who shaved everyone
sex i tell you

what is this big, Pep??

teeeehehehehee moving on...
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Guess who's back, back.. back again, 'gain, Shady's Dani's back, back, tell a friend!!!!!

pep looks SO GOOOOOD today agh!!!!!!
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Henry's First MLS Game

Houston vs New York Starts Now

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http://www.atdhe.net/21777/watch-new-york-red-bulls-vs-houston-dynamo (edit: its working, will add more if i find them)
Also on MSG and MLS Direct Kick

Other MLS games tonight:

20:30 EST Kansas City v Toronto
21:00 EST Real Salt Lake v DC United
22:00 EST San Jose v Seattle Sounders
22:30 EST Chivas USA v Columbus