August 11th, 2010



So I just got back to my hotel from the Brazil vs. U.S.A. friendly match! It was at New Meadowlands Stadium, NJ. I thought everyone would appreciate pictures so here are some that I took :)


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Source: ME AND MY NIKON D3000.

EDIT: For future reference, all of the pictures (200+) I took have been posted to my flickr here.

Fabianski wants to be No.1

Lukasz Fabianski hopes that he has done enough to become Arsenal's first-choice goalkeeper.

The Poland international has been prone to high-profile blunders, most notably in last season's UEFA Champions League against Porto and in the Premier League against Wigan in April.

But Fabianski appears to have edged ahead of Manuel Almunia in manager Arsene Wenger's plans after playing ahead of his team-mate in pre-season.

Arsenal have been linked with moves for Fulham shot-stopper Mark Schwarzer and Cagliari's Federico Marchetti, but Fabianski hopes that he has the faith of his boss.

"I hope it will be a breakthrough season for me," he said in the Daily Mirror.

"I have a double task. I want to be the No.1 in the Arsenal goal and that would help me realise my second target, to be No.1 in the national team."

Source --,19528,11670_6305533,00.html

Vanessa Perroncel denies John Terry affair in first TV interview

Vanessa Perroncel has given her first TV interview following her alleged affair with ex-England captain John Terry - saying she'd like to get back with former boyfriend Wayne Bridge.

The lingerie model tells GMTV's Kate Garraway that 'there was never any malicious intention in what I ever did'.

She denies having an affair with Terry, who was stripped of the England captaincy following reports about their relationship, saying that the pair were 'friends'.

Part 2  

basically for people who dont want to watch, she denies pretty much everything that was ever written and reported in that whole drama.

- they didnt have an affair
- he didnt pay her to shutup
- he didnt pay her to have an abortion

he just went round her house.

however she didnt comment on whether Toni knew he was visiting her.

It just strikes me as weird, that when Terry lost the captaincy, or when it was evident he was going to, she didnt step up to have a public interview like this then? Surely if your friend was going to lose arguably the most important thing to him in his career, you would get over your pride and just talk to at least one credited journalist and deny it all for the sake of his best wishes? 

She seems nice here. But there is something so fishy about it?!

oh and to refresh your minds:

Nina Dobrev
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Manchester United sign £7.4m Portuguese striker Bebe

• Portuguese player becomes eight striker on United's books
• 20-year-old recommended to club by Portugal's Queiroz

Manchester United have spent £7.4m to sign Bebe, a relatively unknown 20-year-old from the Portuguese club Vitória de Guimarães, the Guardian can reveal. The deal was finalised today, with the player becoming the eighth senior striker on the club's books.

United have paid the buyout clause to release Bebe – who was raised in an orphanage after spending part of his childhood on the streets and has represented Portugal in the homeless World Cup – from his five-year contract at Guimarães only five weeks after he joined the club from Estrala da Amadora in the Portuguese third division.

He has been recommended to Sir Alex Ferguson by his former assistant, Carlos Queiroz, the Portugal national coach, and a deal has been rushed through for Bebe to become the third signing of the summer at Old Trafford. It takes the club's spending to around £25m following the arrival of Chris Smalling from Fulham and Javier Hernández from Chivas de Guadalajara, with Ferguson retaining a strong interest in Mesut Ozil, the Germany international.

The United manager was at Craven Cottage to see Ozil play in a pre-season friendly for Werder Bremen on Saturday and, although he tried to pass it off as watching a Premier League opponents, the Guardian has established he stayed back at the end of the match to talk to officials of the Bundesliga club in the boardroom. There remain a number of obstacles to clear, not least the fact that Chelsea are interested, along with Real Madrid and, potentially, Barcelona.

The signing of Bebe has been far more straightforward, with Ferguson understood to have met the player for the first time on Tuesday when he flew to Portugal, principally to be a witness for Queiroz in a disciplinary case with the Portuguese football federation.

Bebe is described as a fast, technically gifted striker, right-footed and strong in the air, measuring 6ft 2ins. He has shown his potential with several goals in pre-season but his signing still represents a major surprise given Ferguson's recent insistence that he did not want to add to his squad and the player's low profile in Portuguese football.

Queiroz has convinced Ferguson that he may have unearthed a future gem and Bebe will provide competition for Wayne Rooney, Hernández, Dimitar Berbatov, Michael Owen and Federico Macheda, with Mame Biram Diouf having joined Blackburn Rovers on a season-long loan and Daniel Welbeck on his way to Sunderland.

The Guardian