August 19th, 2014

chocolate frogs

Relevant to this Community's Interests: Footballers Doing the #ALS #IceBucketChallenge Megapost

Don't want to highjack mrscrapbag's CR7 ALS Ice bucket post, but the number of footballers posting their challenges is getting pretty high and I thought it would be nice to have it in one place.

Before we delve into the depths of our favourite footballer's abs, I think it's best to mention what Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig's disease is. ALS is a disease of the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord that control voluntary muscle movement. One of the most common neuromuscular diseases worldwide, anyone can be targeted by ALS.

The #IceBucketChallenge has helped raise nearly £5M pounds for further research of ALS (even with the countless people doing the challenge without knowing its purpose).


EDIT: HIS ROYAL HOTNESS HAS AN ANNOUNCEMENT















Edit:
smea_chan makes this absolutely brilliant comment containing incumbent Football Goddesses

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Feat. Ben-Hatira, Alaba, J Boateng, Götze, KP Boateng, Marco Reus(with Hummels pouring!), Olli Kirch, Höwedes, Neuer,  HUMMELS

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feat. Stevie G, Zelalem, Kompany, Neville, Scholes, Fletcher, Terry, Sturridge, Lescott, MESUT ÖZIL, Chuba, Schürrle, Chicharito ,

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Feat. Marcelo, Neymar, Alves, Leo Messi, Pique (+Shakira), SERGIO RAMOS, Iniesta

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Feat. de Jong, Balotelli, Zuñiga, Robinho

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Pocho Lavezzi

Feat. Luiz, Silva, Moura, Lavezzi

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It is currently 3:29AM where I am, so I can just keep adding more to this post later and PLEASE feel free to add more in the comments! :D

Update: Now includes Luiz (thank you lied_ohne_wrote, Fletcher, Terry, Sturridge (thank you rare_lj!)
Update 2: Robinho, Kaká, Alves, Zuñiga (thank you reciprocidad!)
UPDATE 3: MESUT ÖZIL and Marco Reus!!! +Chuba Akpom!
Update 4: Schurrle added! ADDED MESSI + BECKS!
Update 5: Pique + Shakira, Olli Kirch, Nuri Sahin
UPDATE 6: SERGIO RAMOS, CHICARITO, LAVEZZI, BENEDIKT HOEWEDES & MANUEL NEUER STILL WAITING ON IKER. Thank you itsacoco and mrscrapbag!
UPDATE 7: added ANDRES INIESTA and MATS HUMMELS

Lars

The Peasant King is Germany's most valuable brand.


Look at this peasant starting a peasant revolution.

Mario Gotze is Germany's biggest football brand, according to a survey released by German weekly Wirtschaftswoche.

Gotze, 22, was watched across the globe last month as he scored the winner in the World Cup final against Argentina at Rio de Janeiro's Maracana stadium to seal a fourth triumph in the tournament for Germany.

Just days before Bayern Munich kick off the defence of their Bundesliga title against Wolfsburg on Friday night, a biennial study into the brand value of the Germany internationals conducted by Dusseldorf based management consultants Batten & Company for Wirtschaftswoche has named Gotze the most valuable brand in German football.

The former Dortmund midfielder has a brand value of 36.7 million euros, the study revealed. Second in the ranking is Gotze's Bayern teammate Thomas Muller with 32.7 million euros.

Toni Kroos, who left the Allianz Arena to join European champions Real Madrid in the summer, ranks third at 27.5 million euros. That is an increase of 213 percent from 2012, when the study was last conducted.

Chelsea's Andre Schurrle is now 14th increasing his value by 126 percent to 10.4 million euros.

Mario Gomez, who had missed the World Cup through injury, and recently retired Miroslav Klose are among the biggest sliders down the list, with Klose's brand value dropping by 26 percent to 3.4 million euros, the paper reported.

Wirtschaftswoche added that the brand value is made up out of several factors -- wages, advertising revenue, image rights and brand awareness.

SOURCE

Troll Müller may be number #2 but he will forever be #1 in my heart. Also, is it possible to change the Peasant King's tag?
Lars

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE PLAYOFFS & SUPERCOPA DE ESPAÑA (1st Leg).



Big day for football today! Champions League season begins with the playoffs and the first leg of the Supercopa de Espana is contested.

Champions League playoff matches for today:

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And of course, the Supercopa match:

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ALL TIMINGS ARE BST.

TIMEZONE CONVERTER

ONTD-FB CALENDAR
TEAMUP CALENDAR

STREAMS:

FIRSTROW
SPORTLEMON
ROJADIRECTA
LIVESPORTSBAR
STREAMSP
WIZ1
FUSSBALL GUCKEN (Live TV in German)
FUSSBALL GUCKEN (Streams)


I'm so nervous!