Friday, July 21, 2006

Donovan's predicament

Barca sign Zambrotta and Thuram

Bent is out after a slice of bad luck

Cape Town agrees to press ahead with new stadium

Fowler's not finished yet

Strachan restores Celtic's Scottish core

Bergkamp backs Arsenal to push Chelsea

Friday's rumours,,1825973,00.html

Vieira set for Inter move;_ylt=AvJ2AAQYSDeH1wcDrZxOOs4mw7YF?slug=afp-fblitafravieira&prov=afp&type=lgns

Zidane to do community service for World Cup head butt. Materazzi penalized also;_ylt=AgjCPFQZR2ChVRseQEBbCI4mw7YF?slug=ap-fifa-zidane&prov=ap&type=lgns

The Amazing Cristiano Ronaldo Action Figure!

It falls! It gets back up! See its unique uppy-downy action!!

I Love Dennis Bergkamp Part II

Another video of marvelous moments from the Dutch Master as his testimonial approaches...

I Love Dennis Bergkamp

Since his testimonial is coming up on Saturday, I figured I'd post some movies of The Iceman's finer moments. Here's the ridiculous move against Newcastle that is now quite famous. I was lucky enough to be watching this match on TV when he pulled The Move, and had no idea what had happened until I saw the replay. As they say, sheer class... -Sanford

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Villa begin search for O'Leary's successor

Rooney Vol I: a heartbreaking work of staggering genius,,1824418,00.html

Corradi heads for Manchester City,,1825058,00.html

Juve's Cannavaro and Emerson join Real Madrid

Parreira resigns from Brazil post,,1824376,00.html

David O'Leary Factbox

Barca close to Zambrotta and Thuram deals

Mourinho happy with his mix of all stars

The Fiver,,415657,00.html

Thursday's rumours,,1825049,00.html

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Roberto Gotta in Italy

Tribute to the Iceman

Arsenal will open the Emirates Stadium on Saturday with Bergkamp's testimonial. We'll miss you Dennis... -Sanford

Tim Vickery column

Vickery explains why in Brazil the country always wins out over the club... -Sanford

Wednesday's rumours,,1824135,00.html

Des Kelly column

Des Kelly weighs in on Doug Ellis, Ashley Cole and the real reason for the headbutt...

Redknapp to gamble £7.5million on Anelka

Let's all thank 'Arry for bringing The Incredible Sulk back to the Premiership. Stan Colleymore anyone?? -Sanford

Baros goes on drunken rampage

If anyone can find photos of his rampage, please let me know... -Sanford;_ylt=AlXFJr2rarGQ7wAqPQLFZDEmw7YF?slug=afp-fblczeengprastonvillabaros&prov=afp&type=lgns

Howard in line for Toffees bow

I really hope Tim Howard wins the starting job at Everton. It's just been so sad watching him ride the pine at ManU and it has totally stalled his career. He needs first-team football and if he can't get it on a loan deal, he's in trouble. -Sanford

Bullard can be Fulham 'hero' - Coleman

Borgetti can leave Bolton - Allardyce

Arena to coach Red Bulls

River fans riot in Paraguayan Copa clash

Okocha heads off for lure of Qatari league

Real apologise for Van Nistelrooy website blunder


Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Zidane: Chronicle of a disgrace foretold,,1821198,00.html

Our sporting idols will always be haunted by ghosts,,1822799,00.html

Tuesday's rumours,,1823211,00.html

Norman Hubbard on Fergie's constipated summer

ManU ain't looking good. OK, so the Glazers refinanced and Fergie now has some extra cash to throw around, but at the moment you'd have to put them behind Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal and Spurs in the pecking order of the Premiership. Sir Alex has done little to address the lack of depth at Old Trafford, while his closest competitors have only added firepower to their already impressive books. Even with the situation in Italy making a lot of attractive players available, I don't see anyone going to Manchester and making a massive impact. Milan, Inter, Roma, Chelsea and the top teams in La Liga will all look better in the eyes of the Serie A players.

Viola fans block railway in relegation protest

Wenger eying Davies after Senderos injury blow

Juventus's Pessotto out of danger;_ylt=AmUt8eLN5qEUa40v6dEKUo8mw7YF?slug=reu-italypessotto&prov=reuters&type=lgns

I'm not behind players' rebel statement: O'Leary

Just when you didn't think things could get worse for Villa...

Monday, July 17, 2006

Jesus can guide you...

Special thanks to Big Blue at I Dislike Your Favorite Team for bringing these to my attention...

Italian football world turned upside down;_ylt=Ajryw0eiqzubt5dXAh8a8vYmw7YF?slug=afp-fblitascandalpress&prov=afp&type=lgns

Tottenham close to Duff deal;_ylt=AuQP6zjHYk5p611GlVbuamImw7YF?slug=afp-fblengprirlchelsea&prov=afp&type=lgns

USA: Arena era had run its course

Buffon wants move to Milan but Cannavaro prefers Madrid,,1822037,00.html

Monday's rumours,,1822451,00.html

Italy: Bargain hunt

Johnson mobbed after impressive Everton debut,,1822006,00.html

Germans architects to design three of South Africa's 2010 stadiums;_ylt=AmShGZs0HuKKyB5wheu6I0Amw7YF?slug=afp-fblwc2010rsager&prov=afp&type=lgns

Juventus facing 'financial meltdown', fears expert

Intertoto Cup: Newcastle United 1 - 1 Lillestrom,,1822011,00.html

Honeymooning Cole still wants to quit Arsenal,,1822172,00.html

US defender Gibbs out until November

Is Zinedine Zidane a complete prat?,,1821473,00.html

Arsenal's new stadium set for Bergkamp opener

Rooney hails Ronaldo as a friend

Yeah, right. Rooney's ManU handlers put all of these words in his mouth in an attempt to keep Sir Alex from getting burned by Ronaldo leaving. No way are they pals anymore. I also love how quickly they get the books out...gotta make that dime while the story is hot!! -Sanford,,1822008,00.html

What Sven could learn from me

The Fall's Mark E. Smith weighs in on how to craft a top side.Thanks to Pat My World Cup Comrade for bringing this to my attention... -Sanford,,1790557,00.html

The Latest Game to Sweep the Nation!!

Can you win the red card?? Take out Marco with your impressive neck strength!

Thanks go to Alec in Hamburg for this one... -Sanford

Oh Ashley!!

Maybe he should have gone to Chelsea...he would have fit in well. Or is he just taking the piss? -Sanford

Here's the accompanying article:

SI's Dr. Z on soccer!!

Who knew??!! Mr. NFL has some opinions on the other football. And it turns out his article is a breath of fresh air. I agree with his comments 100%. Especially his points on Balboa. Thanks to C. Connor Crook for bringing this to my attention... -Sanford

Marco's Moments

Here's a fun little vid of Materazzi's finer moments... -Sanford

Some World Cup Photographs

Here's a link to some pictures I took in Germany:

I wish I had taken a photo of the Beerman's Skillet once I had polished it all off. That day began early in Hamburg. I took a train (about four hours) to Gelsinkirchen where I got on a tram PACKED with Mexican fans, along with the odd neutral like me and a couple friendly Portuguese. It took 45 minutes to reach the stadium and then another 20 minutes for me to walk around the perimeter fencing to reach my entrance. After the match I avoided the tram by splurging for a cab back to the Gelsinkirchen station. It was a splendid move, if I may say so myself. Anyway, I hopped a train to Koln and found my hotel. And realized I was famished. The Beerman's Skillet saved the day. -Sanford