August 31st, 2010

Messi eating cookie
  • lkden

Insúa is in Istanbul... on the 31st of August... at a very strange time.

And 'the lion's bomb' of a transfer is referring to Galatasaray's [extrememly] surprise of a transfer of [former?] Liverpool player Emiliano Insúa. The 'lion's bomb' of a surprise transfer is just that - Galatasaray fans had absolutely no prior knowledge that such a consideration was being made by both clubs. It wasn't until 9 hours ago when Insúa hinted through his twitter of a journey to Istanbul that most fans even linked him with a Turkish club.

Strangely enough, I'm not lying; check out this very HQ shot of him at the Istanbul Ataturk Airport (he didn't get a reception like Besiktas' Guti cause no fan expected this, let alone an arrival at 4 or so in the morning). 


My personal thought/question and original link with arrival video after the cut.

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sexism? in a footy blog? gtfo

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classy man does not approve of unclassy behavior

EDIT: Brooks Peck is here has pointed out that I left out some important information in my summary of what Fake Sigi said. 
 
First off, the comment bolded in the quoted post was obviously a joke about the reputation women's football has been given recently. Second, contrary to Fake Sigi's original assertions, I do not have any control over the comments on DT right now. They're working on it, but there's not much I can do about it. Thirdly, it's DT. We don't handle much in serious terms and I think to do so when we do cover something in women's football would be a true double standard and something to take offense to.

I didn't intend for this post to be a personal attack on Brooks, and I hope none of you read it that way. I did want to point out that DT, like most other football blogs, says some problematic shit sometimes. This should not be taken to mean that DT is a bad blog, just that we all say problematic shit sometimes and we need other people to stop and say, "Did you really just say that?" Also, my tl;dr response to Brooks can be found in the same thread.

Okay fess up, who added the Wesley Sneidjer tag??
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Di Santo to Wigan for good.



DI SANTO SOLD TO WIGAN


Franco Di Santo has made a permanent move to Wigan Athletic for an undisclosed fee. He has signed a three-year contract.

The 21-year-old striker joined Chelsea in January 2008 after signing from Chilean side Audux Italiano La Florida.

He began life well in the reserves, netting seven goals in eight games, and helped turn an 11-game winless streak into six games undefeated.

One of the defining moments of that reserve season was two penalties and an excellent volley that secured a hat-trick against Tottenham. He also scored an important equaliser against Arsenal.

Di Santo then travelled with the first team on the pre-season tour to China two years ago. He went on to make his first-team debut the season that followed during a 1-1 draw with Tottenham and made eight appearances in the Premier League, as well as featuring in the FA Cup, League Cup and Champions League, but he didn't find the net.

He also figured in last summer's tour of America under Carlo Ancelotti and scored against Mexican side Club America.

The young Argentinean then went out on loan to Blackburn Rovers for a season. There he made 24 appearances, with 16 starts, and continuing his strikes in local derbies, scored his one Rovers goal against Burnley, helping his side to a 3-2 victory.

He returned to Chelsea to play a part in this summer's pre-season but moves on without playing another competitive game. In total he made 16 appearances as a substitute for our first team without scoring.

Chelsea Football Club would like to thank Franco for the part he played at the club and wishes him well with his new challenge.

Source

I'm quite sad about this, I like him. Also, that is the actual photo the Chelsea website used for this... lol so perfect.

Park Chu-Young to Chelsea?




According to reports in France Football, Chelsea want to sign Park Chu-Young from Monaco, but have yet to reach an agreement with the French side regarding a deal for the South Korean striker.


EDIT:

It was claimed the Monaco striker's representatives had met with Blues boss Carlo Ancelotti, sporting director Frank Arnesen and chief executive Ron Gourlay to discuss an £8million move.

 

Yet a Chelsea source insisted: "We did receive some correspondence with regard to Park but that is as far it went.

 

"It is wrong to think we want to sign him or suggest there have been any meetings with his agents. He is not about to become a Chelsea player."

Pape Diakhate has signed a season-long loan deal with Lyon from Ukrainian club Dynamo Kiev




The French club announced the capture on their official website on Tuesday, but did not disclose financial details of the deal.

However, French sport daily L'Equipe claim Lyon will have the option to sign Diakhate on a permanent contract for €8million (£6.6m) at the end of the season.

Senegal international Diakhate, who had been heavily linked with a move to Arsenal this summer, joined Dynamo three years ago from boyhood club Nancy but has been unable to hold down a regular spot in the first team.

The 26-year-old spent the second half of last season on loan at Lyon's Ligue 1 rivals St Etienne, helping the French side avoid relegation.

Diakhate's transfer deadline day capture sees him become Lyon's third major summer signing following the arrival of winger Jimmy Briand from Rennes and former Bordeaux playmaker Yoann Gourcuff.


Van der Sar still happy to play on..




Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar claims the thought of retirement is still far from his mind.

The veteran Dutchman will turn 40 in October but still has no intention of winding down his lengthy career.

The former Netherlands international joined United from Fulham in 2005 and believes the move to Old Trafford gave him a fresh lease of life.

Speaking about retirement, van der Sar explained: "I don't worry about when that day arrives. I am now exceeding my own expectations so it doesn't bother me.

"When I was younger I thought maybe I would finish in my mid-30s. But that is a normal time to be thinking about it when you are younger and for players at this level.

"That would have been the obvious time to finish, but I only came to United late in my career and maybe that is why I am still enjoying it.

"Coming to Old Trafford probably gave me a new lease of life."

Meanwhile, van der Sar claims he will continue to play at the top level for United as long as the club continues to show faith in him.

"The club have to be happy," he added. "If they are not happy with the quality you are producing then there is no need to keep on going.

"I broke two fingers in pre-season last year and then got another knee injury later on, but every time I was fit I was picked again so that was a good sign for me.

"It proved he still had confidence in me and my qualities and ability.

"It is always nice when you work hard to get back and then the first opportunity to put you back in the team he does it. It is important to know he has that faith."



[We have Nistelrooy in Holland's national team, can we get Van Der Sar now too? *_*]



Wolves's new striker




Wolves have landed experienced striker Marcus Bent on loan from Birmingham City.

The 32-year-old frontman has agreed to join the Molineux outfit until January where he will provide competition for the likes of Sylvan Ebanks-Blake, Kevin Doyle and Steven Fletcher.

Bent had found first-team opportunities limited at St Andrew's following their return to the Premier League and spent time out on loan at Middlesbrough and QPR in the Championship last season.

"Marcus is an experienced striker who has played plenty of Premier League football and scored goals," chief executive Jez Moxey told the club's official website.

"People still talk about whether we've got enough Premier League experience and Marcus will add to that.

"He's also a different type of striker to what we have in that he's a physical presence.

"We needed someone after the departure of Andy Keogh and Marcus can do a job for us."


Steven Gerrard
  • scruby

Happy birthday José Manuel Reina!

It's Pepe Reina's birthday today. This charming man is 28 years of age. The amount of love I've got for this man is immense, and I fall more and more in love with him all of the time. I hope he'll be Liverpool's capitan one day. (: 

SPAM AWAY!



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Former Madrid & Spain striker Morientes retires

 

MADRID (AP) — Former Real Madrid and Spain striker Fernando Morientes has announced his retirement from football.

Morientes told COPE radio on Monday he rejected a chance to play for Portuguese club Sporting Lisbon and offers from Mexico, Qatar and Dubai to work as a TV commentator.

Partnering Raul Gonzalez in attack, Morientes helped Madrid to three Champions League titles, two Spanish leagues and two Intercontinental Cups from 1997 to 2003.

He led Monaco to the 2004 Champions League final before joining Liverpool in 2005, where he scored 12 goals in 61 appearances. He also played for Valencia before spending his last season at Marseille.

Morientes, 34, is fourth on Spain's all-time leading scorers list with 27 goals in 47 appearances.

Source:
http://www.usatoday.com/sports/soccer/2010-08-31-498157972_x.htm

Since i'm at work i cannot really make the post as good as he deserves... but I really think he deserves a picspam!!
Morientes I'm gonna miss you!


Mexican Balon de Oro.




The Champion took nine trophies to the best of the tournament.

Best Goalkeeper: Alfredo Talavera
Best central defender: Edgar Dueñas
Best Middle Offensive: Antonio Naelson Sinha
Best Middle Defensive: Martín Romagnoli
Best Rookie: Antonio Ríos
Best Forward: Javier Hernandez
Best scorer: Javier Hernandez, Hercules Gomez and Johan Fano.
Best Coach: José Manuel de la Torre
Best Player: Antonio Naelson Sinha
Best Team: Toluca
Best Referee: Armando Archundia

All the list HERE

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has this been posted yet?

Reds complete Konchesky deal

Liverpool have today completed the signing of Paul Konchesky on a four-year contract.

The 29-year-old full-back moves to Anfield from Fulham after agreeing terms with the Reds and passing a medical.

Youngsters Lauri Dalla Valle and Alex Kacaniklic have made the switch from Anfield to Craven Cottage as part of the deal.

Konchesky has been allocated the number 3 shirt in Roy Hodgson's squad.



source: liverpool.tv
pep

Fernando Llorente visits the worst spanish tv program ever, remains awesome and sexy while doing so.


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Sorry it's in spanish. He doesn't talk much anyway. I really don't feel like translating everything, but if you're interested in a specific part let me know and I can do that. :D
 
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Insua seals loan deal.

Emiliano Insua has joined Turkish giants Galatasaray on loan for the rest of the season.

The Argentina international has yet to feature for the Reds this season and moves to the Aslanlar in a bid for more first-team action.

Insua arrived on Merseyside from Boca Juniors back in 2007 and has since made 62 appearances for the club, scoring one goal.

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Eredivisie 101

I think this post should be made a couple of weeks ago, because imho the eredivisie is underrated! We have 2 clubs in the Champions League and 4 clubs in the Europa League, our midfielder Wesley Sneijder has been voted best midfielder of the year and I thought there was a final wich included The Netherlands??? (Too bad we lost...)

So... here's a post about some superhot Eredivisie teams in the Netherlands with some trivia and facts. AND I will introduce you guys to some of the hottest men that are walking on our widely spread green fields with bright coloured circus footballshoes yay!

Note: I hate stretched out posts with circus fonts and stuff like that, so that won't be included here!

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