November 2nd, 2010


Remember 2002?

Feeling nostalgic, posting an ancient vid. Taken from back in the dark ages when we used devices called VCRs to record stuff.

So let's play a game called: How many of these players do you remember/recognize/can still name?

BTW: if anyone knows any of the languages featured during the spoken portions, any chance you can identify what they are?

BFD. Rafa vs. Roy is already better than the Fergie chronicles

Inter manager Rafael Benitez has launched an attack on Liverpool successor Roy Hodgson.

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Benitez has been eager to set the record straight on his time at Anfield, pointing the finger at former Reds managing director Christian Purslow last month when he memorably said that "white liquid in a bottle has to be milk".

Benitez has now turned on Hodgson, who claimed over the weekend that Dalglish had not been allowed to set foot in the club's training ground during the Spaniard's reign.

"I think that Mr Hodgson, he doesn't understand," Benitez said. "Every single press conference is even worse than the last one.

"He's talking about things that he doesn't know, and some people cannot see a priest on a mountain of sugar.

"Maybe he hasn't been in Liverpool too long. We gave the fans their pride - again. We fought for the fans, we fought for the club and we fought for our players, so maybe he cannot understand this."

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A Chelsea post? Schweinsteiger hearts Chelsea (and Utd)?? Was ist das?

My Chelsea news feeds have been busy the last 48 hours about Bastian Schweinsteiger, Bayern midfielder and occasional lion-hugger.  It started with a quote in the Sunday times, which I pretty much disregarded but the story has since gotten a bit more intriguing.


This past Sunday, the Sunday Times published an article where Schweinsteiger admitted his love for the English game:

"I love the kind of speed of the English game but I don’t know what will happen with me, I have a contract until 2012 and we’ll see.  What I love is the atmosphere in English stadiums. When we played last year in Manchester it was fantastic. My brother is a big fan of Man U and he always says, ‘Go to Man U, go to Man U’. I say, ‘I can’t, I can’t’ (someone needs to tell him about 'Man U', Manc ladies) Maybe they can swap me for Rooney! (this was said while he was laughing)  I watch the English games on TV and I like the Chelsea style at the moment, they’re very strong.  For me, in England the fans are better. When the team give their best, they are not booing. It’s more like they are fans more with the heart.”

Source (NOT the Sunday Times because they charge)

So ignoring the headlines that took that like "SCHWEINSTEIGER TO CHELSEA" I thought, oh, that's nice.  We had been linked to him before like EVERY OTHER PLAYER EVER but he's on the right side of 30, tall, could play our physical game.  Hmm...

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[Note: This is only my second post and I read the guidelines yesterday so if not worthwhile, or pertinent, or shirtless enough, please feel free to delete.]
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Premier League Question


And mods if this is not cool, I'll delete it, I'm just curious to see what everyone thinks

So, I stumbled upon this article, when trying to find out things about Election Day. After seeing this, I was just curious to see what y'all have to say about this.

Who do YOU think is the top player of the EPL? Write or post pictures of ONE PLAYER PER POSITION and I'll make a super post tomorrow with the overall TOP PLAYER OF EACH POSITION (goal, defense, midfield and forward) Now, you may only vote for ONE player from your team. Let's face it, there's not one perfect team out there to vote for every position from a single team. (Can we tell how very little work I have today?)

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Luiz Felipe Scolari at 2014?

Luiz Felipe Scolari has been a self-confessed football addict throughout his adult life. And though his time as a no-nonsense defender was unexceptional, his coaching career has been immensely fruitful. Among his long list of accomplishments are winning the Copa Libertadores with two different sides, masterminding Brazil’s 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan™ conquest, and guiding Portugal to the UEFA EURO 2004 final and Germany 2006 semis.

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FB: Sergio Worth It

Defender Appreciation Post


Defender Appreciation

So, there's been lots of srs bzns posts recently so I think it's time we had a post that can bring us all together in the spirit of joy, happiness and appreciation of a good set of abs. Therefore I am providing you with a defender appreciation spam post, whose sole function is for you to post pictures of your favourite half naked defenders in order to bond with your fellow ontd_fb'ers

So, I'll start us off shall I?

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Now it's over to you to post your favourite half naked defenders in the comments for everyone else to appreciate too

Batista until 2014

BUENOS AIRES -- Sergio Batista was confirmed as coach of the Argentinean Football National Team by unanimous opinion during the meeting held by the Executive Committee of the AFA in Ezeiza.

Batista, 47, became the definite replacement of Diego Maradona and his contract will extend up to after Brazil 2014 World Cup.

"I'm very happy. It's a huge responsability. I want to thank Julio (Grondona) and the committee for placing all this trust in me."

"I hope I can seize this opportunity. Our goal is winning on 2014 what we all want so bad, which is the World Cup."

Call up against Brazil:

GOALKEEPERS Sergio Romero (AZ, Netherlands) and Mariano Andújar (Catania, Italy).

DEFENDERS: Javier Zanetti (Inter, Italy), Gabriel Milito (Barcelona, Spain), Walter Samuel (Inter, Italy), Nicolás Burdisso (Roma, Italy), Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City, England), Martín Demichelis (Bayern Munich, Germany), Gabriel Heinze (Olympique de Marsella, France) and Nicolás Pareja (Spartak Moscú, Russia).

MIDFIELDERS: Ángel Di María (Real Madrid, Spain), Javier Mascherano (Barcelona, Spain), Ever Banega (Valencia, Spain), José Sosa (Nápoli, Italy), Mario Bolatti (Fiorentina, Italy), Javier Pastore (Palermo, Italy), Nicolás Gaitán (Benfica, Portugal), Andrés D'Alessandro (Inter de Porto Alegre, Brazil) and Lucas Biglia (Anderlecht, Belgium).

FORWARDS: Gonzalo Higuaín (Real Madrid, Spain), Lionel Messi (Barcelona, Spain), Sergio Agüero (Atlético de Madrid, Spain), Diego Milito (Inter, Italy), Ezequiel Lavezzi (Nápoli, Italy) and Carlos Tevez (Manchester City, England).


I'm happy with this decision but I'll definitely miss Diego and his antics :(