August 17th, 2010

awesome!

an example of how to properly leave a football club!

would ya really think it coming from this guy?



"I would have loved to finish my career at Chelsea, one of the top clubs in the Premier League and in Europe and I admit they were my number one option when my contract expired last summer. I was a little disappointed when we could not come to an agreement on a new contract because at one point, I thought we would get there. Up until quite recently, playing again in the Bundesliga [was] not in my mind at all, but here I am."
How do you reflect on your time at Chelsea?

It's a special club where I spent four great years. We won many trophies in my time there, with the fantastic league and cup Double last season, two other FA Cup victories (2007, 2009) and the League Cup (2007) giving me great memories. Right from the moment I signed in 2006, I was treated very well by the people at the club and there was always a great spirit in the squad. We had many champions in the team, six or seven national team captains, and yet our biggest asset was unity, with all these top class players putting egos in their pockets for the good of the team. It's pretty unique in my opinion.


JOE COLE TAKE NOTES PLZ UR BREAKIN' MY HEART!

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Mou*Perez

Did you really think Perez would take "No" as an answer?

Real Madrid have signed Özil



Rumor is, it was for €15 mill.

It's on
RealMadrid.com so you know it's the truth. DFB too. What more do you need?

Welcome to los Blancos!!!



blah blah blah haters gonna hate

Almunia waiting for keeper news




Arsenal goalkeeper Manuel Almunia will seek talks about his future if Arsene Wenger brings in another senior goalkeeper before the transfer window closes.

The Gunners have been linked with Fulham's Mark Schwarzer and Manchester City's Shay Given.

Almunia captained the team in the 1-1 draw at Liverpool on Sunday, and said in the Evening Standard: "If somebody comes in, I will have to talk about my future at Arsenal. That is it. I cannot talk now, because the talking would be for nothing. I have to work and if one day I am not good for Arsenal, I will talk. That is no problem. I am very happy here."

Should he find himself relegated to second choice, Almunia may reluctantly consider a future away from the Emirates Stadium.

But he admitted: "I don't see anything else outside of Arsenal.

"It will be very difficult to play for another team in England if it wasn't Arsenal. Spain would also be difficult.

"But I am 33 years old and only have a few more years left in football. I would like to enjoy them. I am a keeper who enjoys playing."

Source -- www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/sport/national-sport/2010/08/16/almunia-waiting-for-keeper-news-100252-27075632/
Nina Dobrev
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Nicolas Anelka given 18-match France suspension.

Nicolas Anelka has been banned for 18 matches by the French Football Federation (FFF) over his conduct at this summer's World Cup.

 

Nicolas Anelka
 
The Chelsea striker was sent home from the tournament after a row with coach Raymond Domenech and the France team refused to train in protest.

The FFF also banned Patrice Evra for five matches, Franck Ribery for three and Jeremy Toulalan for one.

Eric Abidal, the fifth player summoned to the hearing, escaped any sanctions.

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Jade Move

Obv money is drying up for this women.....



Ronaldo's Baby-Mum is a British teen.
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too lazy to go through the tags right now also I know someone will put this interview on youtube because every other interview she has done has been on there, and I will add it if it come up!
fabio

Ontd_Football Census

How many teams do you support?

1
286(24.5%)
2
354(30.3%)
3
227(19.4%)
4+
175(15.0%)
I'm still new and I haven't decided yet
81(6.9%)
I don't support any particular teams, I just like football
45(3.9%)

Which team(s) do you support? (chose as many as applicable)

Arsenal
250(10.5%)
Bayern Munich
231(9.7%)
Barcelona
321(13.5%)
Chelsea
110(4.6%)
Inter
39(1.6%)
Liverpool
458(19.3%)
Manchester Utd
170(7.1%)
Real Madrid
429(18.0%)
Valencia
43(1.8%)
Other (please write in comments)
327(13.8%)

How long have you been watching football?

Since the World Cup
184(16.0%)
1+ years
130(11.3%)
3+ years
196(17.1%)
5+ years
255(22.2%)
Forever
384(33.4%)

Do you play football yourself?

Yes
142(12.4%)
No, never
553(48.5%)
Not now but I used to
446(39.1%)
I'm also curious, how do you follow football news? (specific newspapers, blogs, twitter, etc)
NOERAPENAL

Arne Friedrich in serious demand



Prince Arne post!!!




Last Wednesday, the phone lines at the VOLKSWAGEN ARENA were buzzing. As part of a telephone activity set up by 'Kicker' sport magazine, Arne Friedrich personally took the calls of his fans. Patiently and good-humouredly, the German international answered all of his fans questions. Here just a selection of the questions and answers.

Christoph von Helden (13, Waldfeucht-Haaren): Why did you move from Hertha BSC Berlin to VfL Wolfsburg?
Arne Friedrich (31): "There were various reasons. Some things just weren’t working out anymore. In the second division I would also have had problems keeping my place in the national team."

Christina Stüwe (38, Dusseldorf): You were also in talks with Leverkusen, why did you then go to Wolfsburg?
Arne Friedrich: "I was in contact with a number of clubs – but I’ll be keeping the names of those clubs to myself. VfL have unbelievable potential. The club were German champions in 2009. Now we have one of the few teams of players together that can really reach for the very top."

Johannes Schmittmann (18, Ahaus): Are you worried that, with the new man on your side Simon Kjaer, you could be caught out cold in your Bundesliga start because you haven’t had time to play together very often?
Arne Friedrich: "I most certainly haven’t forgotten all of my technical tasks during my three week break but of course we want to do as well as possible right from the start. It will take some time until we have gelled together convincingly. The best way for that to work out is with match practice."

Stefan Jansen (15, Gifhorn): Would Germany have won the World Cup if they hadn’t had to play Spain in the semi-final?
Arne Friedrich: "That’s difficult to say, but prior to the game, I did tip that the winner of that clash would become world champions. And that’s just how it worked out. On the day we simply didn’t play well."

Sabrina Kreuscher (18, Neuenbürg): Do you still recall what you felt after your goal in the World Cup against Argentina?
Arne Friedrich: "I think I actually thought about how I should celebrate – I haven’t scored all that many goals. I was just so delighted, there were so many emotions involved. After all, it was quite an important goal. In my 77th game for the national team I managed to avoid breaking Jürgen Köhler’s record of going 83 games before he scored his first goal for the national team."



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