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mannschaft, dude, high five

let us all throw a pity party for those poor old rich dudes

telegraph.co.uk's rundown on the FIFA scuffle as it is now

so far elections are still on for Friday UEFA is really pushing hard for them to be postponed until the air is cleared. However Asian groups are giving the go ahead so we'll see (given interpol's investigation into Asian gambling rings... well, who knows)

telegraph.co.uk's s play-by-play as it happened the swiss are supposedly going to question blatter within days however seeing as how he is a slimy slimy snake he will likely slither off to somewhere safe

(and even if he was indicted... he could always be replaced by... platini who is justifying Blatter's run because "he's afraid of life after football" boo hoo)

but even if these folks are arrested it's a really deep rabbit hole

the story on Chuck Blazer that someone else in the comm found</a>. The way I am reading it the IRS were able to come after him for income tax evasion. That led to finding out about the other people that were arrested today who and the FBI could indict because they had American bank accounts (on American servers) where they were hiding their own money. Meaning it's technically punishable in USA.
Klimt

France Shitstorm Con't: DidierDeschamps: "Some of You Journalists Visit Brothels Too. I keep Files."

An addendum to the two posts lower down on

1. Nasri's girlfriend's hilarious twitter freak-out and
2. Deschamp and the FFF suing her for defamation of character

That comical bit about the hotel being too near a brothel during the rather testy press-conference Deschamps held earlier today? It doesn't worry Deschamps. There'll be no scandals. Because he claims he has files on the journalists who may have been...sampling some of the night-life in the same places where the French NT...you know...hang out.


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The French NT: all sex, all the time.



The best part of his press conference was largely redacted by the Guardian but here it is via Dirty Tackle (who glosses it so beautifully):




But Deschamps isn't limiting his pre-World Cup retribution to Atanes. Upon mentioning that there is a brothel just 500 meters away from France's base camp in Ribeirao Preto — a notable concern given the underage prostitution scandal that two members of the squad (Franck Ribery and Kerim Benzema) were tied up in until earlier this year — Deschamps made it clear that he's watching the watchers.

From ESPN FC:



"Apparently, you're better informed than me," Deschamps told monde.fr. "It's bizarre, because you must frequent the same places as the players. When we went to play in Ukraine, I also know the media's evenings were quite animated.

"Curiously, you go to the same places, but that is less well-known. Often, I find out about it all the same. Just in case. Because you might have files on the players, but I also have them on you. It's good to know what's going on. After that, each person does what they want."


Remember: we're still weeks away from the start of the tournament. At this rate, the team's staff and players will all murder each other on the flight to Brazil and Deschamps will emerge from the plane holding the severed head of a French journalist before formally forfeiting all of their group stage matches.





If my NT (Germany) doesn't win this fucking competition then France is welcome to do it. Or crash out early. Or hijack their own flight on the way across the Atlantic and force the pilot to return to Paris.

I love you, France NT.

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arsenal

John Terry retires from int'l football.

John Terry retires from England duty

Former England captain John Terry has announced his retirement from international football.



The only thing known now, will add more info when available.
*What a way to have my first post on ONTD_FB.
**Also, wtf is happening in Madrid?


Thoughts? Personal feelings toward him aside, can't shrug his contributions to England, IMO.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/19695430

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England defender John Terry retires from international football citing FA made his position 'untenable'

Former England captain John Terry has retired from international football, his management agency have announced.

John Terry - England defender John Terry retires from international football
And he's off: John Terry has said the Football Association's decision to pursue disciplinary charges has made his position in the inetrnational set-up as 'untenable' Photo: ACTION IMAGES

Terry quit England less than 24 hours before the Football Association hearing into the Anton Ferdinand saga was expected to begin.

Chelsea captain Terry announced his immediate retirement from international football, accusing the FA of making his position "untenable".

The 31-year-old said in a statement: "I am today announcing my retirement from international football.

"I would like to thank the England managers who have selected me for my 78 caps.

"I have had great pleasure in sharing that honour with all the players that I've played with.

"I would like to thank them, the fans and my family for their support and encouragement during my international career.

"Representing and captaining my country is what I dreamed of as a boy and it has been a truly great honour.

"I have always given my all and it breaks my heart to make this decision.

"I want to wish Roy [Hodgson] and the team every success for the future.

"I am making this statement today in advance of the hearing of the FA disciplinary charge because I feel the FA, in pursuing charges against me where I have already been cleared in a court of law, have made my position with the national team untenable.

"I now look forward to playing for Chelsea FC, and challenging for domestic and European honours, and I want to thank the fans and the club for their continued support."

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/teams/england/9561683/England-defender-John-Terry-retires-from-international-football-citing-FA-made-his-position-untenable.html

John Terry retires from international football with angry attack on FA

• Former captain announces England retirement
• Attacks FA for making his position 'untenable'

John Terry
John Terry has announced his international retirement. Photograph: Tom Jenkins

The former England captain John Terry has announced his retirement from international football, less than 24 hours before the Football Association hearing into the Anton Ferdinand saga was expected to begin.

The Chelsea captain announced his immediate retirement from the England team, accusing the FA of making his position "untenable".

The 31-year-old said in a statement: "I am today announcing my retirement from international football.

"I would like to thank the England managers who have selected me for my 78 caps. I have had great pleasure in sharing that honour with all the players that I've played with.

"I would like to thank them, the fans and my family for their support and encouragement during my international career. Representing and captaining my country is what I dreamed of as a boy and it has been a truly great honour.

"I have always given my all and it breaks my heart to make this decision. I want to wish Roy [Hodgson] and the team every success for the future.

"I am making this statement today in advance of the hearing of the FA disciplinary charge because I feel the FA, in pursuing charges against me where I have already been cleared in a court of law, have made my position with the national team untenable.

"I now look forward to playing for Chelsea FC, and challenging for domestic and European honours, and I want to thank the fans and the club for their continued support."

http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2012/sep/23/john-terry-retires-international-football?newsfeed=true

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ITS HERE! WHAT WE'VE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR!!!

The false takes/making of the Real Madrid Christmas Video for this year are finally here!!

cow

ryan giggs, the class-act

Ryan Giggs has found himself hitting headlines once again, this time for an alleged extra-marital affair with his brother’s wife.

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Ryan's brother and his wife Natasha



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FIFA Presedential election underway

EDIT: The Bladder is re-elected with 186 votes out of 203 votes cast.



The chairman of the FA, David Bernstein, called on the 208 FIFA member associations to postpone the election until another candidate stood for the presidency. However, only 17 of those delegates voted in favour of this.

In a speech to delegates before the vote, Bernstein said: "We are faced with an unsatisfactory situation. We are subject to universal criticism from governments, sponsors, media and the wider world. With this background the election has turned into one-horse race.

"In the view of the Football Association this should be avoided both for the sake of Fifa and the president itself. A coronation without an opponent provides a flawed mandate.

"I ask for a postponement to allow time for an additional candidate or candidates to stand and compete in an open and fair election. Only by so doing will the winner have proper credibility over the next four years."

The election us taking place in Zurich and Sepp Blatter is expected to be re-elected, unopposed, for a fourth term. A secret ballot is currently underway, and so far, no one has refused to go into the voting booth. At least 50% of the 208 delegates must cast their vote for the election to be deemed valid.

Souce

Well, we all knew this would happen. I am glad Bernstein stood up and gave a speech about this but I don't think I'm alone in saying it's too little, too late.

You can follow the election as it happens here. Because there might just be a last minute shock result.
paul yellow

Interwiew: Busquets and Pedro

Edit: Okay, about whether the interview is legit. First I'd like to say if it were just random quote I came across online, I wouldn't have bothered to post it, let alone to translate it, for its dubious credibility. Now, I can't say every line in this interview is exactly how it's originally said (the "original" is a translation itself, after all) or that the reporter didn't change or twist something when he was happily transcribing. But the magazine is a pretty serious one. It's a member of the European Sports Magazines and partners to Frace Football, Don Balon etc...I know I know, it doesn't mean they don't write bullshit at all, and I have to say it can be biased or ill-informed in its commentaries as every other sports paper/mag. But as far as interviews go they're quite decent. They have reporters working in Europe to conduct the interviews personally. That's why I believe they at least didn't make the whole interview up. I'll just add the pics that come with it (sorry for the crappy quality, that's what happens when you don't have a scanner) - I'm willing to believe they're taken at this particular interview, but if someone know otherwise please tell me. Then I can delete this whole post because god knows I'd be GLAD if Busquets and Pedro didn't say this whole bunch of rubbish after all.

And for those who doubt if European players do interviews with Asian media - yes they do. I know a Japanese mag ran a column to which a few RM players took turn to contribute - probably written by their PR people, but still a Japanese fan said they were fun to read, as there were usually some anecdotes that weren't seen elsewhere, and it read like the players were talking a little more freely than they do to the local press.

Edit II: In response to some of the comments - just because it's a "random Chinese magazine" doesn't automatically makes it a big fat unscrupulous liar. And I repeat: yes European players do give interviews to the Asian press. But no, there's no proof in the form of audio or video or whatever of whether the interview is legit or not. The most I can tell you about this magazine is as I've said above. It's up to you to decide.

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I'm so getting over the clasicos already, but then there's this interview in a newly released issue of a football magazine, which is...well, let's just say it's a terrific read when you're really bored, coz it makes you laugh, yell, swear, face palm, tear at your hair, have an urge to throw something out of the window and stab at your pillow all at the same time.

In this exclusive interview with Football Weekly, two lovely souls that are senor Sergio Busquets and senor Pedro Rodriguez have something very insightful to say on the criticisms against them after the clasicos, Real Madrid and their NT teammates...

*Original in Chinese, translated by moi
**This is not the full translation of the interview, as 1) I'm to lazy to do so and 2) there're things that are irrelevant to the clasico topic. But to each question the answers are translated fully. So nothing is taken out of context.



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