October 5th, 2010

Stevie | Special night


Stars appear in Hicks and Gillett protest film

Actors, celebrities and hundreds of fans are going to star in a film protesting about Liverpool FC's controversial owners.

Details on movie

Look inside, look inside your tiny mind
Then look a bit harder
Cause we're so uninspired, so sick and tired
Of all the hatred you harbor

Fuck you, fuck you very, very much
'Cause we hate what you do
And we hate your whole crew
So please don't stay in touch

SUPER MARIO STRIKES AGAIN- In a women's prison

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Mario Balotelli  and his 17-year-old brother Enock were arrested in the Italian city of Brescia, near Milan, and questioned for half an hour on Friday after deciding, out of curiosity, to have a wander around the grounds of an all-female clink.

Says prison crew Calogero Lo Presti:We saw a high-powered Mercedes coupé come through the gate with two lads on board, and after a few minutes we realised Balotelli was one of them.

They were questioned for 30 minutes to get their details and by the end both were frightened. Balotelli said he was sorry. They said they had seen the gate was open, and went in without knowing that you need special permission to visit a jail.

They added they were specially curious at the fact it was a women’s prison. LOL OKAY 

Not for the first time: brilliant.

  • za0zil

Ozil's first goal!!!!!!!!!

Ozil's first goal for Real Madrid!
The game ended 6-1 Real Madrid against Deportivo.

Looks like Ozil is doing quite well in Real Madrid and seems like Jose is impressed by his improvements.

"I liked Ozil's performance. He felt less responsibility and pressure where he came from. He needs to pressurise here and to cover aspects of the game he finds more complicated. He finds it hard to play for 90 minutes, but he is essential when his energy reserves last. At 21 years of age he is just a kid and I'm sure he will perform at an optimum level. The fans support him and he feels comfortable with me. He has taken an important step. As I say, we are under construction, and tonight I wanted Ozil to play farther away from Xabi Alonso and Khedira in order to put more pressure on Ruben Perez. I've given him a lot of freedom to participate as much as he can during this whole period of construction."

you DA man :D


Seleçao time!

The Seleçao is getting ready for their friendly matches with Iran and the Ukraine. Menezes didn't put Neymar on the roster (this didn't bother me too much because the other babies on the team need tome to shine too) but out of curiosity i was trying to find out why. One article was complaining about Neymar.

"The 18 year-old phenomenom rejected a multimillion dollar offer from Chelsea, and then practically got his coach fired at his club Santos after having a temper tantrum, now Menezes has decided to not include the player." Soccer Wrap Up - The Latest Soccer News: Neymar Left Out of Brazil Squad for International Breakhttp://soccerwrapup.blogspot.com/2010/10/neymar-left-out-of-brazil-squad-for.html#ixzz11UlorI1a
The Latest Soccer News

And another, my favorite article about it, said Menezes didn't call him up for disciplinary measures.

Santos teenager Neymar, who made an exciting Brazil debut last month, has been dropped from October friendlies as a disciplinary measure, coach Mano Menezes said on Thursday.

The gifted but hot-headed 18-year-old ran into trouble with Santos coach Dorival Junior over acts of indiscipline last week that Menezes was also unhappy about. Dorival lost his job over a suspension he imposed on the player.

"I think it's essential to make our line quite clear in how we think of conducting our work (with the national team)," Menezes said after naming his squad.

"We always say what a player brings to the national team is what he produces on the pitch," he told a news conference.

Menezes added that Neymar's return to the Brazil squad depended entirely on the player who scored on his debut in a 2-0 away win over the United States last month.Reuters

The game again Iran is 10/7 and the Ukrane game is 10/11.

Goalkeepers: Victor, Jefferson, Neto
Defenders: Adriano, Andre Santos, Daniel Alves, Mariano, Alex, David Luiz, Rever, Thiago Silva
Midfielders: Carlos Eduardo, Elias, Giuliano, Lucas, Philippe Coutinho, Ramires, Sandro, Wesley
Strikers: Alexandre Pato, Andre, Nilmar, Robinho

amy owl

Premier League face potential 'Bosman' of TV rights

The European Court of Justice will this week hear a landmark case brought by a Portsmouth-based pub landlord, which could change the landscape of how sports broadcasting rights are sold across Europe.

Five years ago, Karen Murphy would try to draw punters to her Portsmouth pub, The Red, White and Blue, by showing Premier League football matches on the pub TV.

However, she found the monthly subscription to Sky Sports increasingly unaffordable - pubs can pay more than £1,000 a month.

Instead, she found a cheaper means of screening English football - a subscription to a Greek satellite broadcaster, NOVA. This imported satellite card was around one 10th of the cost Karen was paying to BSkyB.

She says she's not the only one saving money in this way:

"I think you'll find that most publicans will try and find another way of showing football. In fact quite a lot of them do.

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rest of the article here (I got lazy and didn't want to copy/paste all of it, lol).

Any lawyers/law students want to chime in?

Tevez vs coach... yet again

Tevez in mother of all bust ups with Mancini

ROBERTO MANCINI launched a four-letter rant at Carlos Tevez in a vicious dressing-room bust-up.

Tevez swung his arms at the Manchester City boss who poured out a stream of insults at his skipper during Sunday's clash with Newcastle.

Mancini was heard screaming: "Go **** your mother" before ordering the striker to shut up because he was the boss. The row erupted at half-time during City's 2-1 win at Eastlands.

City boss Mancini was furious at his team's performance but Tevez began to complain that the side was not set up properly and were playing too defensively.

Mancini then made the mother insult and Argentina star Tevez leapt up and confronted his boss, who in turn charged towards the player.

City team-mates and staff grappled to keep the pair from thumping one another. After Tevez, 26, was forced to sit back down Mancini continued to lay into the players. The Italian then stormed out of the dressing room into the tunnel.

Tevez followed and later they shook hands after the player was subbed.

  • san

I bring depressing news

FIFA suspends Nigeria
October 5, 2010 - 9:13AM

FIFA suspended Nigeria from international football on Monday because of "government interference" in the running of Nigerian football.
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Nigeria fumes over FIFA suspension
Samm Audu
October 5, 2010 - 9:44AM

Officials, players and fans have reacted with disbelief and anger following the country's suspension by FIFA as a result of government interference in the running of the game in Nigeria.
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El Salvador footballer shot dead
October 5, 2010 - 6:19AM

El Salvador under-20s footballer Nelson Rivera has died in hospital two weeks after being shot in the head during an attack in the east of the country.
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RIP, Rivera. Far too young, and far too soon.
tom hardy bb


The Board of Directors have received two excellent financial offers to buy the Club that would repay all its long-term debt. A Board meeting was called today to review these bids and approve a sale. Shortly prior to the meeting, the owners - Tom Hicks and George Gillett - sought to remove Managing Director Christian Purslow and Commercial Director Ian Ayre from the Board, seeking to replace them with Mack Hicks and Lori Kay McCutcheon.

This matter is now subject to legal review and a further announcement will be made in due course.

Meanwhile Martin Broughton, Christian Purslow and Ian Ayre continue to explore every possible route to achieving a sale of the Club at the earliest opportunity.




“In April, we confirmed our agreement to sell Liverpool Football Club, and appointed a new chairman and advisers to oversee the process.
“At that time we and Martin Broughton stated our commitment to finding the right buyer for LFC, one that could support and sustain the club in the future. We remain committed to that goal.
“The owners have invested more than 270 million US dollars in cash into the club, and during their tenure revenues have nearly doubled, investment in players has increased and the club is one of the most profitable in the EPL.
“As such, the board has been presented with offers that we believe dramatically undervalue the club.
“To be clear, there is no change in our commitment to finding a buyer for Liverpool Football Club at a fair price that reflects the very significant investment we’ve made.
“We will, however, resist any attempt to sell the club without due process or agreement by the owners.”


Queen Alex Discusses Her Birthday Week!

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USMNT's First and Second Training Days

Studio 90 video of yesterday's training session:


Article from today's training session:

US Squad Completes Second Training Session in Chicago

The rumble of freight trains, the rattle of trucks traversing the adjacent Harlem Avenue and the peculiar scent of corn starch (manufactured by the ton nearby) may not be the ideal setting for soccer training. But Chicago did cooperate with unusually spectacular October weather. So it was that with a temperature tipping to the warm side of 70 degrees and a sky devoid of the faintest cloud coverage, the United States men’s national team completed their second full training session on the training pitch at Toyota Park on Tuesday in preparation for Saturday’s match against Poland.

Integration Time
It’s immediately apparent that it will take some time for Jermaine Jones to integrate himself with his new national team. Jones tended to stay close to fellow Bundesliga players Michael Bradley and Steve Cherundolo during warm-ups and drills. Bradley, who figures to play alongside Jones, seems to be the one tasked with helping Jones along. In a moment of confusion during drills, Bradley held up proceedings and trotted over to Jones, and the two conversed in German until Jones nodded with understanding and play continued. To Jones’ credit, the moments of disconnect with teammates that occurred occasionally throughout the rest of the session didn’t seem to ruffle his feathers.

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This is only my second post here, and I was just going to post the video, but I thought the blog article was interesting so I added it. And I tried to highlight it for the tl;dr crowd. Also, I didn't know what other tags to use, so have at it!