March 28th, 2011

FB: Savage/Rio

England to get yet another captain ...


Fabio Capello has risked the wrath of England fans by declaring he plans to send out a team of reserves against Ghana at Wembley.

Remarkably, the friendly is a sell-out, but Capello has announced he could make 11 changes and has already sent home five senior players who played in the 2-0 win in Wales.

Among them are Wayne Rooney and restored captain John Terry, which means there will be a new skipper for the clash.

Fifth choice Gareth Barry — who was not even in the 18-man match-day squad in Cardiff — is next in line.


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 Welsh FA say they are powerless to crack down on idiotic fans

The Welsh FA admitted last night it was almost impossible to crack down on the 'stupid' fans bringing lasers into the Millennium Stadium.

England keeper Joe Hart was targeted, as was midfielder Scott Parker and defender Ashley Cole.

An FAW spokesman said: ‘We have discussed it with the English FA but it’s very difficult because the laser pens are so small and difficult to detect.’

The culprits actions went little way to helping the Welsh who were soundly beaten in the Euro 2012 qualifier in Cardiff.

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So another captain for England and more news of Capello´s inability to tell his players important bits of information ... can you see my shocked face?

And as for the laser pointers - anyone who does get caught doing it needs to be banned from football grounds for life, there is no excuse for such behaviour at all
irishlaa

special goalkeeping

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Mourinho put on the gloves and played as goalkeeper in the game between Real Madrid's coaching team and some people from the press that was covering the team's training.

I couldn't find the original video I saw on TV, which also shows him leaving his spot and moving to play as midfielder/forward, and diving shamelessly in the box, lmao.

This one has bonus Pipita, though.


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Just in case anyone´s going to be watching them apart from me

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Belarus v Lithuania

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Croatia v Hungary

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Denmark v Ukraine
Slovakia v Finland

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Belgium v Greece

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Spain v Belarus

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England v Iceland

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Record-breaking goalkeeper Rogério Ceni scores his 100th career goal

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The Brazilian Rogério Ceni converted a free kick to become the first goalkeeper to score 100 career goals, helping São Paulo defeat their arch-rivals Corinthians 2-1 in the process.

"It was beautiful," said Ceni, who was the third goalkeeper in Brazil's squad when they won the 2002 World Cup. "As a goalkeeper you don't enter the match thinking about scoring a goal, but it happened just as I wanted: with a free kick, deciding an important match. For me, it doesn't matter that it was against Corinthians, but for the fans it must have been important."

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Flawless goalkeeper is flawless. Haters just wished he was their keeper.
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tv | kosem sultan sends her regards.

move over, benja aguero maradona!



Remember this post about Getafe keeper Jordi Codina tweeting pics of his daughter Claudia in her own mini kit? Well he just tweeted some adorable videos of her making some saves. They won't embed because LJ is a piece of crap, but you can click here and here and here to see them. They're short, but cute, and it's nice to see a football dad teaching his daughter the sport for a change :)


Claudia Codina's going to captain the Spanish women's national team to their own World Cup glory in 2035! :D


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Davies Resolved to Rebuild a Career

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Charlie Davies awakened in a daze with 25 staples down his abdomen and thought he was in a hostel in Honduras, where bandits were harvesting his organs.

The truth was hardly more comforting: in the early morning of Oct. 13, 2009, after breaking curfew with the United States national team, Davies had been a passenger in a horrible automobile accident in Northern Virginia. The car had hit a guardrail and split in half. Another passenger died. The driver later pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and maiming while driving intoxicated.



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amy owl

mod post, don't tl;dr

Ok, so I assume by this point you have sifted through the wreckage that is pages three through six of the racist joke tweet post. If you haven't, let me summarize: people having decent discussions/comments near the beginning, then people getting mad and trying to excuse it. Well.

Let me tell you, I am equal parts disappointed and impressed, disappointed because of some of the dumb shit I read, and impressed that quite a few of you managed to get to the heart of the matter and point out exactly what was so problematic about the situation. For all the people I was side-eyeing and banning, there were more that got a lot of my respect, and I really appreciate your continued presence here.

That said, as a mod, I tend to assume a few things about you (general you), not the least of which is: you are grown ass people. I know the comm tends to skew younger than most, but age is no excuse-- I know 14/15 year olds who can handle themselves and not say anything too ignorant, and I've seen 30 year olds act a damn fool. I figure you are not new to the Internet and know what is or isn't on.

However, I don't assume that we all share the same culture; that would be patently wrong, of course. As posts for different national teams show, we're from all over the world and we've all had different experiences, even from within the same country. I get that and I appreciate it because I get to hear from points of view I wouldn't otherwise have access to.

Nevertheless, ignorance is not an excuse for racist bullshit. There's a difference between trying to explain the context of a certain reference or saying, and trying to excuse it and tell us "Oh, you're overreacting." I get that you might not be from somewhere where these things get discussed or come up, but if it does, and you have lots of people explaining to you quite clearly why something is hurtful, don't turn it into "Well, I don't see what the issue with it is." You see the issue, people are telling you. I get that you might need something explained to you, but if it turns into a shitflinging match where someone just even refuses to acknowledge there's an issue in the first place, then it becomes my problem too. When it becomes saying malicious shit just to get a rise out of people, then it becomes my problem.

WITH ALL OF THAT SAID, consider this a blanket warning for everyone. I don't care if it's in a "look at this dumb video" post, I don't care if it's in a "let's fap to these hot guys" post, I don't care if it's in a "wow, look at these fans say some awful shit to this player" post, if I catch wind of any racist fuckery again I will ban you. Don't hesitate to message me with any concerns either-- contrary to popular belief, I am not up all day and night but I will read it.

Have a nice day/evening/night :)
GNev/Scholesy kiss

Breaking news: People don't like Man Utd

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Manchester United have topped a new league table, the Premiership leaders are now the most hated company in the country.

They are more hated than the only people in the country who probably earn more than the club's multi-million pound stars - bankers.

In a survey of 1,000 UK adults, 26 per cent said they hated Manchester United compared to 23 per cent who cannot stand budget airline Ryanair, the next most despised company. There is also plenty of resentment for companies who seem to be making big profits while the rest of the country suffers - the third most hated firm is British Gas.

Manchester United may have the biggest crowds and a winning record but their success and power alienates many others from across the country.

In both north-west England and London they are hated by 31 per cent - though many of these are probably supporters of their biggest rivals. That figure falls to 22 per cent in the South West and 23 per cent in East Anglia.

A spokesman for Online Opinions said: 'It is not surprising that so many big companies are hated by so many people when you consider the ways in which they make themselves unpopular.

'Manchester United is possibly a victim of its own success and the way it is viewed by passionate fans of its rivals but it is different for banks and utilities.

'Banks get billions of pounds to rescue them from the public then go and splash out millions on bonuses while the rest of the country is in recession - no wonder they are so disliked.

'And utilities keep raising household bills at a time when people can afford them the least yet they still seem to be making lots of profits.

'With other companies, the reasons are more personal. Ryanair is probably the most popular airline in Britain thanks to cheap fares yet passengers still moan about having to pay for their luggage or booking by credit cards.'

Read the whole article here

Haters gonna hate and can stay pressed