jazzypom (jazzypom) wrote in ontd_football,

news and gossip (tit bits really)

OP: will keep the Gerrard and Lampard articles and news to the bare minimum. With Gerrard having his last match in May, it's a long goodbye, so we can reminisce then.

Fans love underdogs, but few face greater odds than the Palestinian soccer team

Let's go team

RAMALLAH, West Bank — It is a sports cliche that fans love an underdog, and there are few international sports franchises more underdoggy than the Palestine National Football Team.

The Palestinian team is having the best season in its history: In 2014, it reached a plateau as the 85th best team in the world, according to rankings by FIFA, soccer’s world governing body. The team has since fallen to 113th place — still not bad — meaning it is better than Kuwait but not quite as good as Saudi Arabia. (Israel is ranked 32nd.)here we go

Chatter from the sidelines


Mario Balotelli's love for animals is well known. He's gone and adopted two dogs from an animal home. They do checks to see if your home is up to snuff. I hope you're happy with them, Balo

Picture that sent my timeline into floods of tears. If tears were fresh water, I could have watered a rice paddy

Agger's tribute was just as heartfelt

Who dug this picture up?

Gerrard training with Jordan Henderson (vice captain for LFC) after the announcement hit the air. NGL, I thought Gerrard would have left in the January transfer window

Laughing at Henderson to the right of Gerrard. That face!

Isco and Ramos. Throwing up the V sign which would get you at least a side eye over here in old blighty

Benzema(sp?) is getting fined by Real Madrid for jumping out of a plane. It voids his contract in terms of high risk moves

Pics or it didn't happen. Benzema went and posted pics. Just... why?

Real Madrid back in training

I try and avoid posting pictures of Ronaldo but SIGH

It has been the best year of Kroos' career, what with World Cup and Real Madrid transfer and winning form so far

No one can stop him, the cover says. Although Ramos wasn't in training yesterday, he doesn't plan on missing match time

Pepe out of contract in 2015, looking to the PL. Ha. If you thought Suárez got the thick of it, can you imagine Pepe's spitting at people and calling other people monkeys, well...

Poldi at Inter. I wish you luck with Mancini. His presence at City was um... lively. I hope you don't get Torres' or Balotelli'd either

Watch him learn Italian, and even though he'll speak it badly, he'll make them swoon. Give 'em hell, Poldi

Image from the Spurs vs Chelsea game. This is the referee Mourinho called fat and slow

Another photo from the Spurs vs Chelsea game. I'm just glad that when you type in Spurs, Bale doesn't come up anymore. Vertongen and Oscar with Kyle Walker looking on

Lloris patting Kane. I do remember some surprise when Pochettino named Lloris Captain of the Spurs. Well deserved, lad. Well deserved. I hope Spurs get to top 4

Erikson is having a great season for the Spurs so far. He reminds me of a grey hound

A strange question. How dark are Lloris' eyes? They can look Supernatural black at times

OP: Thanks for reading. As usual, any broken or missing links, corrections, et al, please flag for it to be amended in due course
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