August 4th, 2010


omfg a Prince Arne post!

Arne Friedrich: "I want to reach the top with VfL"

It was his start with the 'Wolves': On Monday morning, German international Arne Friedrich trained with the team for the first time since returning from his post-World Cup holiday, and he was greeted enthusiastically by the VfL fans. After the session, the highly motivated 31 year old stated: "After a tough year in Berlin, I was able to really free my head at the World Cup. I want to really reach for the top again with VfL."

"I will do my best for the club – both on and off the pitch," explained the German international. And all the VfL fans can really look forward to Arne Friedrich, whose targets are ambitious. He considers it important that the club "were able to hold on to players like Edin Dzeko. The team is strong, I see a lot of potential here," said Friedrich.

Aside from his sporting value, VfL manager Dieter Hoeneß also put the defenders personal qualities to the forefront: "We hope that Arne can bring us both his sporting qualities as well as his character," commented VfL managed Dieter Hoeneß on the player’s calibre in all areas. Speaking of Wolfsburg – the German international has also answered his accommodation question. Despite being in close proximity to his long-term home in Berlin, he will take a place in Wolfsburg: "I’m still living in a hotel at the moment but I have found an apartment very close to the stadium," said Friedrich.

Nina Dobrev
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United unveil new away kit!

The new away kit for 2010/11 combines club history with new age technology - as every shirt will be made entirely from recycled polyester, from up to eight plastic water bottles, as part of Nike’s ‘Considered Design’ programme.

The club’s away shirt this season will be white with a black and red trim – with a bold chevron print on the sleeves. Aon, the new shirt sponsor, features on the front of the shirt whilst inside the shirt, on the back of the club crest, is the club's mantra “Believe”. The message sits right next to the heart while the symbolic Red Devil sits on the sleeve of the shirt and the shorts to add the finishing touches to the kit.

The new away strip has been engineered to give players a greater competitive advantage than ever before, keeping players drier and more comfortable, allowing them to maintain their optimum body temperature and perform at their peak on the pitch. 

You can pre-order it now but it will officially go on sale from Sept 23th.


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BE THERE OR BE SQUARE (yes, I said it)

 Hey everyone, this is for everyone going to the RM game at the Rose Bowl in LA!!:
I know someone posted something similar below me, but I have something a little more specific and longer lasting in mind, so hopefully this works for everyone.

Where: Rose Bowl Stadium, parking lot 2

When: Saturday, August 7th, from 3:30 pm until whenever

What: Tailgate!! (no, I will not bring a grill)

So here's the deal, for those of you unfamiliar with the term 'tailgate''s basically a parking lot pre-game party.  Pretty much consists of various alcoholic substances, generally unhealthy snacks (as long as it comes pre-made or in a bag), socializing, playing music from the parked car with the doors open, and sometimes dancing/flailing/jumping around (usually this comes after the alcohol, but can be before)

My friend (sanakas_lay) and I will arrive as early as possible to secure a parking space, hopefully by 2:30 but no later than 3:30...this usually works best if we have around 4+ cars from our party in the spots next to, and across from our space to reserve that space for us, so if you can get there early, that's awesome.  If you get there later, no worries, find a parking spot and then walk to Lot 2, **We'll be in the medium Blue, Toyota Camry...we'll probably make a sign or something to identify ourselves**

What do you need to do to contribute to making this a truly awesome experience?
-Show up (the earlier the better...let's get the party going!)
-If over 21, bring booze or snacks...if under 21, just snacks
-MAKE SIGNS (supporting RM, or just generally stating how fucking awesome we all are as get the idea)

There are only 2 rules to this (common sense really):
1) If you are UNDER 21, and decide to drink, do so at your own risk.  If a cop happens to come by and check IDs or have to handle it yourself, and "we thought you were 21"...don't mean to be harsh, but I'm not getting arrested for supplying minors.

2) As far as I know, there is nothing to make tailgating illegal...but security doesn't need a law to break it don't do stuff like break glass, liter, whatever, anything that says "HELLO SECURITY! I'm loud and the bane of your existence! PAY ATTENTION TO ME!" get the idea, like I said, common sense, really.

Here's a map of the parking lots:

If you're a local and are familiar with the stadium, and see anything in here that doesn't work for whatever reason...let me know ASAP, so I can change the info and no one heads to the stadium w/ the wrong info. Thanks!

Just RSVP in the comments, if possible, please leave your e-mail so if anything changes, I can keep everyone up to date!  If you know, go ahead and post a rough estimate of when you might get there and what you're bringing (especially if it's alcohol, to best avoid ending up with 5 bottles of vodka and nothing else haha)

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U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Bob Bradley has named 18 players to the roster that will face five-time FIFA World Cup champions Brazil on Tuesday, Aug. 10, for the USA’s first match since the 2010 FIFA World Cup. More than 55,000 tickets have already been sold for the first meeting between the two nations at the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. ET, and the match will be broadcast live on ESPN2, Univision and ESPN Deportes Radio. Fans can also follow the match live online via’s MatchTracker and

Fourteen players on the roster were part of the squad that led the U.S. to a first place finish in group play at the FIFA World Cup for the first time in 80 years. The team’s dramatic performances garnered record television ratings for the ESPN and Univision Networks and captured the imagination of millions of Americans.

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U.S. MNT Roster
GOALKEEPERS (2): Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tim Howard (Everton)

DEFENDERS (6): Carlos Bocanegra (Saint-Étienne), Jonathan Bornstein (Chivas USA), Steve Cherundolo (Hannover), Clarence Goodson (IK Start), Chad Marshall (Columbus Crew), Jonathan Spector (West Ham United)

MIDFIELDERS (7): Alejandro Bedoya (Örebro), Michael Bradley (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Landon Donovan (Los Angeles Galaxy), Maurice Edu (Rangers), Benny Feilhaber (Aarhus), Jermaine Jones (Schalke), Sacha Kljestan (Anderlecht)

FORWARDS (3): Edson Buddle (Los Angeles Galaxy), Robbie Findley (Real Salt Lake), Herculez Gomez (Pachuca)

what about my bb Stu tho ): smh this is my first post don't hate me


Piiimp! Uruguay NT comms galore!

For those of you hungry for all things Uruguay: there is not one but THREE new comms to satisfy your cravings:
fuckyeahceleste - unlimited news, spazz and squee about Uruguay NT!
musleradaily - same about Muslera.
diegolugano - and Diego Lugano obviously!

Also - English translations of video and audio interviews which those guys do a LOT these days!

This joint banner by nyaza invites you in:

And to thank you for your time - some cute Uruguayans with cute baby animals, to brighten the crappiest day!

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And if you want to catch them all, here's the post with the best collection of those Uruguayans with lion cubs pictures!

EPL goalkeeper kits 2010/11

As some of my favourite football players are goalkeepers and being a part-time goalkeeper myself, I've collected pictures of the new goalkeeper kits of all 20 English Premier League clubs. It's an unwritten law that a goalkeeper kit has to stand out on the normal player's kit, particularly on colours, and Petr Cech maybe was the first with all these neon-yellow, neon-orange clothes, but this time the most horrendous kit (in my eyes) is the Everton Away kit (and I'm not talking about the goalkeeper one, I mean the player's kit!!). You can see it here:

In comparison to this... erm... accident, all goalkeeper kits are brilliant! But judge for yourself under the cut.

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Nina Dobrev
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Amusing story of the day..

Bristol City gripped by speculation Michael Owen will join Robins on loan.

The city of Bristol is gripped by hope after it was suggested Michael Owen could become the second England international to join the the Robins this week.

Npower Championship side Bristol City are keen to strengthen their forward line having dealt with their defensive issues with the capture of David James from Portsmouth.

Rockin Robin: Michael Owen could follow David James to Bristol City 

They originally had an approach for the loan of Danny Welbeck rebuffed by Manchester United but were shocked when they were told they could take Owen instead.

Owen hasn't featured for United since injuring his hamstring in the Carling Cup final against Aston Villa in February. However he is expected to feature on Wednesday night against an Irish League XI at the new Aviva Stadium in Dublin.

The move would be one of the most surprising in Premier League history, especially with Owen still keen on resurrecting his international career.

One post on a Bristol City fans forum said: 'Blimey I dont think Im [sic] going to make it to next Saturday my heart cant stand all of this'

Would be hilarious XD But unlikely as United wouldn't benefit from loaning him out and to the Championshiop. Bristol City wouldn't be too smart taking an ex England international either. lmao though.

Steven Gerrard
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Training photos and Torres news

I'm trying to put as much as there is on Liveprool so you people won't need to tolerate ten thousand posts about them. (:

'Torres could face Arsenal'

Roy Hodgson is hopeful Fernando Torres could play some part in Liverpool's Barclays Premier League opener with Arsenal.
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Roy hails Nando commitment

Roy Hodgson today hailed Fernando Torres's commitment to Liverpool Football Club.
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Taken from here, here and here.


Uruguay-France WC-2010 gifspam and review

This is the 2nd in the Uruguay gifspam series, and the next one will be about South Africa game.
The 1st one (Mexico & SK matches) is here.

So, I've heard URU-FRA game was boring? Erm, no.
Retarded, strange and silly at times - yes. But it was quite entertaining!

It was like a 1st season of a show, where everyone is slightly OOC, some of the regulars are not there yet and they're still figuring out the concept.
No Fucile, no Cavani, Forlan playing as a forward wrestling for the ball (hmm, he can work that too) and passing it to permanently offside Suarez... Yep, being offside was main Suarez schtick starting the game but he quickly got into character. :D

Also, it was this game, and it was Uruguay, that started French team epic meltdown. Uruguayans frustrated Domenech and Anelka, the coach took the player out and the rest was history.

But who cares when the game had THIS OMG!!!

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Disclaimer - not dial-up friendly, and please don't hotlink outside this comm (should be OK within the comm).

And as I couldn't stand the lack of Fucile I had to add this, hope you like! :D