October 13th, 2010

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  • san

Five refs, but...

Five-ref plan needs fast action: Valcke
Graham Dunbar
October 13, 2010 - 5:34AM
AP

Soccer's experimental five-referees system needs fast-track approval next year to be ready for the 2014 World Cup, FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke said on Tuesday.

Valcke told The Associated Press that elite referees will begin FIFA's three-year training program in 2011 for the tournament in Brazil, and each must start working with a regular team of either two or four assistants.

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[saws]

alifjalskdmlscvmasd *facepalm* :|
This had so better work, FIFA. THIS HAD SO BETTER WORK.


Anyway, thoughts? That a fifth ref will cut it, or that Sepp Blatter should retire goal-line tech is still needed, etc.?
castiel2

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Owen Hargreaves ready for Manchester United comeback

Owen Hargreaves is set to make his long-awaited return from injury in Manchester United's Premier League match against West Brom on Saturday.

The 29-year-old midfielder has not started a match since September 2008 because of a chronic knee problem.

"Owen should play some part on Saturday," the player's knee surgeon Dr Richard Steadman told BBC Sport.

"Our physical therapist, Luke O'Brien, has been working very closely with United's coaches on his rehab."

England international Hargreaves underwent surgery on each of his knees at Steadman's clinic in Vail, Colorado, in 2008 and his recovery has been beset by problems.

His last appearance for United came in May, when he played for the final three minutes of the Premier League match against Sunderland.

Hargreaves was expected to be fit for the start of this season but suffered a setback during the summer and had to return to Colorado for further work with Steadman.

The surgeon conceded: "It's been a long road back and there have been some setbacks along the way.

"But I've got a lot of admiration for the way Owen has responded - he's worked very hard and has never given up. Things are looking good for him now."

Hargreaves joined United from Bayern Munich in July 2007 but his last start for the Old Trafford outfit came in the 1-1 draw with Chelsea in September 2008.

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I'M STILL NOT GOING TO BELIEVE IT TILL IT HAPPENS BUT I CAN'T HELP BUT FEEL SLIGHTLY HOPEFUL!

bunny jump

Expert on global sports tycoons: ‘If Henry can’t transform Liverpool, nobody can’

Expert on global sports tycoons: ‘If Henry can’t transform Liverpool, nobody can

the title is slightly misleading, its an article mostly about american owners in the EPL

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Know your global sports tycoons?

 
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two related articles that i thought were interesting, esp with the whole liverpool/H&G/NESV thing going on. and its not exclusively about liverpool... but if nobody wants this it can be deleted :B also tags are hard!! please be help ;___;

Sources: sporting intelligence article 1, sporting intelligence article 2
tom hardy bb

Turning this into an ALL THINGS LIVERPOOL POST THAT IS UPDATED

Steven Gerrard has today spoken of his delight following the result of the court hearing held in London this morning.


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STILL SO HAPPY ABOUT THE VERDICT. NOW LET'S GET A WIN SUNDAY, BOYS! AND OT I'VE BEEN AT WORK SINCE 9 AM YESTERDAY, WITH ANOTHER HOUR AND TWENTY MINUTES TO GO. LIVERPOOL SPAM PLZ TY. AND SORRY CAPS LOCK IS STUCK :/

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SOURCE

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  • evridis

MY BABY IS BACK!

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Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner Gunning for Birmingham return after declaring: 'I'm in the best shape ever!'


Nicklas Bendtner has declared himself fit for Arsenal's clash with Birmingham on Saturday, insisting that he is in the best physical condition of his life.
The Denmark striker has not played for the North London club this season after aggravating an injured groin in last summer's World Cup.
But Bendtner also revealed that he is so confident about his fitness, he does not feel the need to play in any reserve games in order to be match-sharp.
'It feels absolutely fantastic,' Bendtner said. 'I am sure that I will be involved in the Arsenal game on Saturday, which I am looking so much forward to after my long injury break.
'I actually believed that I would have to play a couple of reserve games to be completely match fit, but after training with the Arsenal staff and physical trainer, I am probably in the best physical shape ever.
'Last week I was training with my team-mates for five days, and then we had the weekend off, and I had no trouble at all training.'

Source

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Vergara leaves, Mexican Soccer Federation!! Am I surprised?

                                                          Wow, Everyone's leaving?



Thank U Vergara!! :P
Jorge Vergara, who also belongs to the National Teams Committee, sent a letter to the Mexican Soccer Federation, which expressed his disagreement with the management that managers gave the case of the 13 selected punished. He reported that he leaves his post as member of the comitee.

Vergara didn't seem that he had given support to a group of players when they committed an act of discipline. In the concentration of the Mexican team in place to support a decision that Nestor de la Torre had taken on the issue.

The Assembly will have to discuss the issue and a renewal fund that Vergara has in the Federation.


First Nestor, now him!!???


Partyyy Time!!!!


www.mediotiempo.com/futbol/mexico/noticias/2010/10/13/jorge-vergara-renuncio-a-la-comision-de-selecciones-nacionales

Team Nestor WAS the way, but now it ain't..



Sergio Ramos

From Scotland-Spain

Here's my little adventure from Spain's match against Scotland last night. Be warned, it's a lot of excited rambling. And yes, Sergio fangirling. I'm only human!


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So my camera went a little crazy too, and the photos didn't come out well at all. It didn't want to zoom. Or be in focus. But here are some of the better or at least not bad ones. 

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This is my first time posting something so I hope it's all ok!





Cristiano

Footballers and Politics - Marouane Chamakh (Tan fap post)



There's no real article for this anywhere so despite his dirty goonerness, I'll go ahead and post this... under the cut there's a music video that Chamakh's in. Basically, it's about overcoming difficulties (not living in a well off area or family) and pursuing dreams. I don't think a lot of people here have seen it so I figured at least the gooners would appreciate it. If it's been posted let me know..

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(ps this was filmed while he was still with Bordeaux)

Thoughts on footballers being openly/publicly involved in politics/politically-motivated messages?