January 30th, 2011

film • and i choose kill

Come on and hold me, hug me, say you love me, and not my dirty brain.

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It's Peter Crouch's 30th birthday today!!!~~~~~~

You know Crouchie, the tall ex-Liverpool player famed for his goofy robot dance, with a grand total of one league goal this season(...)? Well anyway. I still love 'im. So, a celebratory picspam!!

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And of course, a Crouchie spam's not a Crouchie spam without:
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Feel free to add moar pics/quotes/videos!

On a personal note, I cannot believe Crouchie's now 30!! I started fancing him in the 2006 World Cup four and a half years ago, when he waas 25. And, now he's 30, and I'm still as stupidly obsessed with him as I was 16. Blimey. Well, it's good to know that when some things come and go, football will always be there <3
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"Are [Football] Fans the Unsung Heroes of Egypt's Uprising?


Everyone from the Muslim Brotherhood, to labor unions, to Wikileaks are being credited for contributing to Egypt's uprising. But what about hardcore soccer fans? These guys are better at tangling with cops than just about anyone.

When asked about the role of political groups in organizing protests, prominent Egyptian blogger Alaa abd El-Fatah told Al Jazeera today: "The ultras - the football fan associations - have played a more significant role than any political group on the ground at this moment."

Chief among these are supporters of the team Al Ahly ("The National"). Al Ahly's history is intertwined with the protest of oppressive regimes: It was founded as a sports club in 1907, in part to give student unions a place to gather at a time they were organizing against British colonial rule. According to Middle East soccer expert James Dorsey, today's Al Ahly supporters are notorious for overwhelming police barriers at matches and their general toughness—in other words, they're well-suited to cut through tear gas in the streets, or to join the human chain protecting the Egyptian Museum from looters.

"Soccer fans constitute a well-organized and feared pillar of the marshalling grassroots coalition," writes Dorsey.

Al Ahly's most prominent fan club, Al Ahly Ultra, said it's politically neutral in a statement posted to its Facebook page. But, it added, "The group emphasizes that its members are free in their political choices." Now that anti-government protests are forcing match cancellations, many soccer fans seem to be refocusing their enthusiasm on taking down President Mubarak's regime. Anyone familiar soccer fans should know this will probably not turn out well for Mubarak.

This, after all, is what Al Ahly supporters look like when they're happy:


gawker for the source.
a post for all our friends in egypt, especially nefertitii.
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Sunday Spam

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Arsenal v Huddersfield T.

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Wolverhampton Wanderers v Stoke City

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Notts County v Manchester City
West Ham United v Nottingham Forest

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Fulham v Tottenham Hotspur

Note: Following the Notts County v Manchester City game the FA Cup 5th round draw will take place
A post should be up for the draw as it happens and will have the results straight after

 
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Brescia v Chievo

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Cagliari v Bari
Genoa v Parma
Inter Milan v Palermo
Lecce v Cesena
Napoli v Sampdoria

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Juventus v Udinese

la liga,leagues

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Eintracht Frankfurt v Monchengladbach

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ETA I forgot the Portugal League Cup

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Arouca v Braga
Pacos Ferreira v Vitoria Guimaraes

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[njpw] RAINMAKAAAHHHHH

the biggest, most massive news of the transfer window

ADAM JOHNSON HAS JOINED TWITTER
http://twitter.com/#!/AJohno_11
rio confirmed it is him this is 100% real

please follow AJ and keep him amused as he recovers for the next 3 months with an ankle injury! GET WELL SOON ADAM!

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The King has issued a statement!

No, not about that. I think we really need to get away from all the Torres drama, don't you? So instead here's Kenny's latest column about Sian Massey, Andy Gray and Richard Keys.

"Yes, I'd have gone potty over a bad call - but not because Sian's a woman"

Last updated at 11:36 PM on 29th January 2011

The person I really feel sorry for in the Andy Gray-Richard Keys affair is Sian Massey. Gender does not dictate how well you know football and if Sian knows the laws, why shouldn't she be involved in the game?
When Sammy Lee brought the team sheets in last weekend at Wolves, he didn't even mention that one of the assistant referees was a woman. That's a reflection of how unimportant it is.

While all the publicity has been about two Sky broadcasters losing their jobs, it's gone relatively unnoticed that Sian has been stood down from her last two games, running the line in midweek at Crewe and refereeing a non-league game yesterday.

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Source, along with the King's thoughts on Ollie's fine and Stoke.

So... I'm glad he said something seeing as they were trying to speak for him in the booth by saying he'd have a problem with a woman officiating. I don't really agree with sticking up for Gray and Keys, but it was actually more than just the comments on Sian Massey that got them sacked. And he seems rightly concerned that the decisions to stand down those games should be hers and not anyone else's. And I thought his off-the-cuff remark was funny, so did a lot of us.
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FAP Cup 5th Round Draw

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FA CUP 5TH ROUND DRAW

DRAW RESULTS 

Birmingham City vs Sheffield Wednesday

Everton/Chelsea vs Reading

Fulham vs Bolton Wanderers/Wigan Athletic

Leyton Orient vs Arsenal

Manchester Utd vs Crawley Town

Notts County/Man City vs Aston Villa

Stoke City vs Brighton and Hove Albion

West Ham Utd vs Burnley

Draws are to be played on Feb 19th/20th
Football // Over the line and far away

The countdown continues.


Liverpool demand £50m for Fernando Torres from Chelsea



Liverpool are likely to sell striker Fernando Torres before the transfer window closes on Monday if they can agree a £50m package with Chelsea.

The Red could be open to a £40m cash deal plus Blues forward Nicolas Anelka, according to an Anfield source.

The Reds have already rejected a £35m bid from Chelsea for Torres, who was signed from Atletico Madrid in 2007.

The 26-year-old Spain striker's transfer request was turned down by Liverpool on Friday.

The Reds are angered by the timing of Torres' request - the January transfer window closes at 2300 GMT on Monday - and believe Chelsea have "tapped up" the player by encouraging him to express a desire to leave.

Torres has a £50m release clause in his contract, but this only entitles him to leave if the Merseysiders fail to qualify for the Champions League this season - so even if Chelsea offer a package of that amount, Liverpool believe they could still force him to stay.

Reds manager Kenny Dalglish and the club's owners see little point in forcing the striker to remain at Anfield against his will, but are determined to hold out for what they see as a more realistic bid - and what would be a British record transfer fee.

By submitting his transfer request at the very end of the window, Torres has made it very difficult for his club to find a replacement.

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is expected to submit an improved offer on Monday.

Despite reports, Liverpool are not interested in a deal involving 21-year-old Blues back-up striker Daniel Sturridge.

If Anelka is part of any package involving Torres being sold to Chelsea it would represent a return to Anfield for the 31-year-old French striker, who had a loan spell there in 2002.
 

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