Friday, October 20, 2006

It's time once again to play...Who is the uglier footballer!!

Today we have Gary Neville (left) representing England and Manchester United and Franck Ribery (right) representing France and Marseille...

This is a pretty good one because they both look so similar. I discount the scar on Franck - it actually makes him prettier. But those teeth! Even though he's the Frenchie he still belongs in the Big Book of British Smiles. I tried to find a shot of Gary N. smiling but failed. Perhaps his smile lurks somewhere deep in the recesses of those eye sockets. Anyway, my vote is for the ManU man. Ribery has a certain cuteness (je ne sais quoi??) that gives Gary today's title.

UEFA Cup: British clubs claim clean sweep in Europe

Shevchenko: Worth the wait in goals?

Primera Liga Weekend Preview: All Eyes On The Bernabeu + Current Table

Spanish Primera División Table
Atlético Madrid613
FC Sevilla612
Real Madrid611
Deportivo La Coruña611
Real Zaragoza610
Recreativo Huelva610
Celta Vigo67
Racing Santander65
Athletic Bilbao65
Real Betis64
Gimnastic de Tarragona64
Real Sociedad61

Premiership Weekend Preview: Titanic Tussle At Old Trafford + Current Table

Sadly, ManU/Liverpool matches can often be dour affairs. If Liverpool lose, their EPL season will be in big trouble. I expect them to dig in and snatch a draw. As for digging in, all bets are off for how many cards will be flashed in the Blackburn/Bolton clash...

English Premiership Table


Man Utd819
Aston Villa814
Man City89
Sheff Utd86
West Ham85

Champions League Best XI of the Week

Real Madrid v. Barcelona: What Are The Best Elevens?

Gabriele Marcotti Column

Marcotti on whether keepers are too exposed to danger...;_ylt=AjDUxbxUqdq9Bw6GBZol6L0mw7YF?slug=cnnsi-englishheadgame&prov=cnnsi&type=lgns

Serie A: Milan aim to close gap against Palermo;_ylt=AsJHwS4QXKALRgLNY84iXowmw7YF?slug=reu-italy_preview&prov=reuters&type=lgns

FA to work with Blackburn over racism claims,,1927278,00.html

Smith determined to thank Liverpool fans

I don't think he'll be thanking the fans who attacked his ambulance as it attempted to get him to the hospital...

Mexico whittle national team candidates down to four

Lawro's EPL Predictions

Lawro finally had a good week last round. Let's see if he can keep up the momentum...

Wenger pledges to develop more home-grown players at Arsenal,,1926744,00.html

No plans to rename Villa Park


Thursday, October 19, 2006

CL Wrap: Chelsea, Bayern, Valencia all win again

Chelsea 1-0 Barcelona: Drogba dazzles

Benitez turns to Manchester United showdown after Bordeaux win

Liverpool head to Old Trafford on Sunday...

Richard Williams Column

Richard Williams writes that Jose Mourinho's constant and wildy incorrect outbursts have permanently ruined his reputation...

Kevin Nolan Column

Nolan says it's very rare for players to intentionally try to injure one another. Hmmm...

Anglo-Turkish ties in UEFA Cup spotlight

Uli Hesse-Lichtenberger in Germany

Wright Concerned About Shaun's Lack Of Chances

Robinson's blunder let Borat show future of football advertising

Fabregas signs new eight-year deal at Arsenal

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Henry's "Hand Ball" and his reaction

Here is the goal. Using his hand or arm in this situation would not even offer him an advantage...

And here's Henry facing the press. You rarely see him get so upset. It's interesting that he says that Arsenal are not yet a big club. I'd have to agree. There is no way that call would be made against ManU, Madrid, Juventus, Milan, Barcelona, etc.

Cech Injury

This is the best clip I could find. It's pretty difficult to tell if it was intentional. I don't think it was...

CSKA Moscow 1-0 Arsenal

Equalizer denied...

Manchester United 3-0 FC Copenhagen

UCL: Winners move closer to knockout round

Champions League: Chelsea seek Barca revenge

Ambulance staff: Mourinho has got facts wrong

The controversy from Reading vs. Chelsea continues apace...

Phil Ball in Spain

Roberto Gotta in Italy: Del Piero's fear of Christmas

Gotta looks at Del Piero and Di Natale...

Preview: Chelsea vs. Barcelona;_ylt=AgxINeunsHm.6WKfM7VC3PUmw7YF?slug=reu-championschelsea_preview&prov=reuters&type=lgns

Wednesday's rumours,,1925140,00.html

Wenger fury at ref and pitch,,1924912,00.html