Andrea Pirlo vows to save troubled first club Brescia from bankruptcy
Pirlo the magnificent
Adrea Pirlo is to step in to save his first club Brescia from falling into further financial strife.
The Juventus and Italy playmaker began his career with the Lombardy club, departing for Inter after his first full season at the Stadio Mario Rigamonti.
Subsequent spells at Milan and Juve have earned Pirlo five Serie A titles and two Champions League medals.
However, with Brescia perilously close to bankruptcy, the 35-year-old has vowed to intervene in an attempt to rescue his home-town side from oblivion. ahhh
Chatter from the sidelines
- Sylvester Stallone to deliver special message to Everton FC fans at West Brom game LOL what?
- Iran footballers warned for selfies with female fans Let me take a sel- no
None of this
- ALONSO: ‘MY JOB IS TO KEEP THE PLAY MOVING’ the usual interview, tbh. Now that he and his wife are seemingly courting the paps again, will he be giving interviews outside of football websites and Bayern? Will we be seeing them in German Vogue? With Nagore's "OMG how did you find my house?" Surprise look?
- Guardiola urges Messi to stay at Barcelona in secret phone call it can't be secret if everyone knowns
- North Korea bow out of Asian Cup amid hope that bridges can be built in future they were in the Asian cup? The article is relatively long. Put it in your pocket app and read it over a lunch break, okay?
- Africa Cup of Nations 2015: Congo forced to search for hotel rooms there's always something about AFCON
- Steven Gerrard deserves more respect, admits Jose Mourinho ahead of Capital One Cup clash between Liverpool and Chelsea Please don't sing that Captain Slippy song, Mourinho says. I laugh
- Flores sparked Atletico Madrid revolution with Diego Costa and David de Gea... now he eyes Real derby scalp interesting chatty article on QuiQui Sanchez. He was the manager of Atlético before Simeone got into the hotseat. He now manages Getafe, who went on to lose to Real Madrid 0-3 so I think that Real Madrid offer is a ways off, QuiQui !
- Louis van Gaal gets Manchester United's formation right... with help from fans
wait, stop, stop! Is this true? The fans screamed that he should change the 3-5-2 to 4-4-2 and LvG did it in the 2nd half and Man U won?! Open source coaching, everyone!
- Cristiano Ronaldo says that La Liga and The Champions League are more important fair enough. How much of those little cups do you really need anyway
Ramos got a new tattoo?
Suso is leaving LFC. After hearing things re: his attitude to training here and on when he was on loan, it's just as well
Ozil and co crow over their win
Big f**king German!
Sanchez on instagram. His English is coming on! Does he have a tag?
Sanchez on Instagram. He may be a love cheat, but he's hella charming
Out and About!
I forget. Do people in this comm thirst for Neymar, or nah? Future pictures in question. If no, I won't spam, if yes, I'll keep it in mind for future posts
Neymar and Alves with their £250 beats headphones. I just... what? NGL, I had to break down and buy some bluetooth headphones the other day, because the wired ones don't work for me and I just... what? When did headphones get to be keystone priced?
Sorry, I natter on too much. Have some um... I forget his name. It's early, leave me alone. ETA Marc Bartra! Thanks for the name, the4thjuliek.
Manchester City 0- 2 Arsenal
Didn't watch the match, I heard that Man City had no defence like Moysie had no fans
Giroud scored the second goal. Santi got the first on a penalty
Nice to see Kun back on the job again
Giroud can't help that he's goat's cheese
Silva and the Ox in action
City's hands on the title are loosening a bit more. Come on, Man City! Anyone but Chelsea
West Ham 3- 0 Hull
I expected a West Ham win, no surprises there
Why did I think Carl Jenkinson was an Arsenal man? Oh well, goes to show what I know
Downing scored. West Ham have a decent playing style this year. If I could follow one more team (but I can't) it would be them
Ayup big Sam
Atlético Madrid 2-0 Granada
Yesterday, I was invited out for a hike. Sure, I said, as long as we came back for 4:00pm. Got lost, got rained on, left a hiking boot in mud in a farmer's field, didn't get home until this match was in the last quarter. So I can't say anything about match play, okay?
You could have knocked me over with a feather when I saw Torres in the starting XI though. Is this like, a thing now?
Moves by kraftwerk. Onntz Onntz Onnttz
Atletico de Madrid team photo, because 11 friends in the same shirt, etc. etc.
How did himself and Mandz (no 9) do? Torres seems to be more of a poacher than a striker now (based on his last three games) which isn't an insult, just an observation because poachers win games too
When I tuned in, I saw this exchange. Which is why I was like, "He got started over Greizman? Oh. But to be fair, Atlético now have campaigns on three fronts, no? CL, La Liga and the Copa del Rey?
Mandzukic scored his 16th goal of the season. Huh, sounds about right.
Suarez and Garcia needing a room. Goals do that to players.
LOL, the Atlético Madrid team were asked about Torres, it's as if the press are fretful parents with this one. "Is he settling in well with you lot? He's not throwing a wobbly, is he?" He's fine, as this picture shows. Sorry about the Torres spam, mates, but like I said yesterday, considering last year I had to be recycling photos because my sources didn't give a monkey's unless it was Cholo on the sidelines, I call this a victory. Moving on
Group photo! I really dig the long sleeve jersey, and I think this design is the best one in years (I do like the blue collar). If it weren't for the stereotype that exists around football in England, I'd rock a football jersey. This one is pretty handsome
Deportivo 0- 4 Barcelona
Barcelona back to winning ways again, in a fetching melon colour
Messi scored all three goals. His 30th hat trick. He's one away from breaking the record.
Neymar and Messi true romance. I found out that Messi is 27. I... didn't know this. I really thought he was older, because he's been a part of football folklore for so long
Getafe 0 -3 Real Madrid
Yesterday, people on my tumblr feeds finally took out their €91 Real Madrid jerseys and put them on because their team *finally* notched a win. *side eye* Really?
All this time, I thought BBC stood for the British Broadcasting Channel, aka, the entity to which I pay about £150 in TV licence money every year. Nope, it's Benzema, Bale and Cristiano. I said, "But wouldn't the initials be BBR if you're going to be pedantic about it?" I sense the withering glares through my screen
Here's a picture of Isco. One of the few non Bale photos in this clutch of photos I have. Yes, I'm one of the few British people who isn't gung ho about having Bale in my clutch of footballer pictures. Yes, I am a special snowflake /s
It's really hard finding RM pictures sans Bale. I'd even take Kroos, and he looks like an albino lab rat to me.
Ah, here's one of James. I'm surprised that he didn't wear gloves, tbh. Once you have tights on your legs, you must be chilled
Eh, Benzema. I'll take him
I see you playing your way to a starting XI, Varane
Paris St Germaine vs Evian
PSG won. The day ends in a y?
Is that van der Weil with his tattoos? GDI, when did he get more?
Cavani and his gun salute. It's appalling, really
Luis scored. You wouldn't know that, him imitating a Byornic poet with wringing hands and all. Probably because he knows that he didn't deserve that FIFA award? (Sorry rielle)
Seems to be a nice lad though, so I won't take anymore pot shots. Damn it.
Juventus 4-0 Verona
I only follow Juventus because of Pirlo and Pogba, tbh. I don't follow the league in general, but I do keep an eye on Napoli too because of Rafa Benitez
Pogba has said that he wants to come back to the PL but nah, I don't think so. With Juventus, he's assured of CL football, and those things
On top of Serie A, everyone! Let's get turnt up
Lazio 0- 1 Napoli
Higuain scored the only goal in this match for Napoli. WTF at the denim styled jersey though
Are we digging this iteration of the Canadian tuxedo or nah?
I'm into it if you are?
OP: thanks for reading! As usual, any corrections, broken links, overlooked news, etc, please leave word and I will amend. I will try and start tagging the posts but my laptop screen is kinda small. But I'm on it