September 3rd, 2010

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SILENCE! The Special One talks....

Jose Mourinho: Arsenal Will Not Win the Champions League This Season

José Mourinho does not believe Arsenal are capable of winning the Champions League this season.
The Real Madrid coach, speaking to Gazzetta dello Sport, said he thought only seven clubs have a chance of winning European football's premier competition – and Arsène Wenger's team were not among them.

He listed his own side, Real Madrid, among the potential winners along with Barcelona, Internazionale, Milan, Chelsea, Manchester United and last season's runners-up Bayern Munich. "One of these will win," he said. "There could be a surprise like Lyon in the semi-finals last season, maybe Roma, Arsenal, Tottenham or Benfica but it's difficult."

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Mourinho: New Look Milan Are A Real Threat

Former Inter Milan coach Jose Mourinho believes AC Milan can emerge as Champions League contenders this season following the arrivals of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Robinho at the San Siro.

 Milan signed striker Ibrahimovic on loan from Barcelona and acquired Brazilian forward Robinho from Manchester City on the final day of the transfer window.

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American Exports: Rounding up the summer transfers

Kljestan, Beasley, White are winners; Adu, Feilhaber not so much

Post-World Cup interest in Jozy Altidore spiked, but he has stayed put at Villarreal.

AMSTERDAM — With the sound of shutting transfer windows across Europe in midweek, it's time to examine the moves made and not made by key Americans across the pond. 

Some found happy new homes, but most of the name ex-pats overseas stayed put, either due to choice or a tighter European market largely focused on bargains and youth promotion.


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Steven Gerrard praises Carra, remains adorable while doing so

Speaking ahead of the 32-year-old's testimonial on Saturday, the skipper admits he wouldn't have nearly as many medals in his personal collection if it wasn't for Liverpool's No.23.

And in this frank and revealing interview about his close pal, Gerrard reflects on their early years together as well as Carragher's contribution in Istanbul and what the future might hold for the Bootle-born defender.

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(LOL @ Torres' ass being shown for most of this GIF)
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Just incase you were curious....

Full squad lists for a couple of the premier league teams with their homegrown players in bold.

This season, the premier league has introduced the new homegrown player rule. Clubs must include eight homegrown players out of a squad of 25.
A homegrown player is defined as one who, irrespective of his nationality or age, has been registered with any club affiliated with the Football Association or Fottball Association of Wales for a period, continuous or not, of three entire seasons or 36 months prior to his 21st birthday (or the end of the season during which he turns 21)
Clubs will be able to supplement their squads with unlimited additional players under the age of 21
No more than 17 players can be over the age of 21 and not homegrown
This is  to give clubs "an extra incentive to invest in youth", "help the England team" and "ensure clubs are financially stable.

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European qualifiers

 European Championship Qualifying
Armenia v Rep of Ireland, B, 16:00
Kazakhstan v Turkey, A, 17:00
Andorra v Russia, B, 17:30
Moldova v Finland, E, 17:30
Faroe Islands v Serbia, C, 18:00
Montenegro v Wales, G, 18:30
Latvia v Croatia, F, 19:00
Romania v Albania, D, 19:00
Sweden v Hungary, E, 19:00
Lithuania v Scotland, GI, 19:15
Luxembourg v Bosnia-Hercegovina, D, 19:15
Estonia v Italy, C, 19:30
Slovakia v FYR Macedonia, B, 19:30
Belgium v Germany, A, 19:45
Greece v Georgia, F, 19:45
Liechtenstein v Spain, GI, 19:45
San Marino v Netherlands, E, 19:45
Slovenia v Northern Ireland, C, 19:45
England v Bulgaria, G, 20:00
France v Belarus, D, 20:00
Iceland v Norway, H, 20:00
Portugal v Cyprus, H, 20:45

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Iceland being sneaky bastards

Iceland's analysis manager spied on Norway's closed practice

(Dagbladet): The former LSK player Runar Kristinsson, now head of analysis for the Icelandic national team, sneaked in to see the closed  Norwegian training in Reykjavik today.

- I saw the team, grins Kristinsson to TV 2 Sport .

The training was closed for the press after 20 minutes in the day,  something that has become normal to the Norwegian team to do the day before the battle in recent years.

Drillo would not reveal the starting lineup in his evening.

- Even the players have not been told the final lineup.  All other nations are waiting to give out the team, there's no point in us to do so. Iceland would certainly appreciate getting the information, "said the Norwegian coach.


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Carlos Vela "First of all I need to enjoy TACOS"

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Guillermo Franco Retires From Mexican Soccer Team and Talks About New Generation.

Guillermo Franco announced that he is no longer going to play for the Mexican National Soccer Team. He gave as the principal reason that a new generation is needed in the team. MORE HERE.

Guess Who I Found In the Bob Marley Section?

This is my first ever ontd_football post so I'm just going to say sorry if it's wack in advance.

so! I live in the DC area and work in the city but had a day off and decided to go get my little brother a belated birthday present at Barnes & Noble in Georgetown. and lo and behold, who do I see going through the Reggae section in the music area? none other than....

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