Friday, March 07, 2008
One of these men is known as one of the great talents of his generation who threw it all away in an endless string of terrible decisions. The other is just a fuckwad. Which is which?
Pompey travel to Old Trafford (Cup), Arsenal go to Wigan (League), Liverpool host Newcastle (League), Reading host Citey (League), Barnsley host Chelsea (Cup) and Spurs welcome West Ham (League). Plus a few other matches...
Lawro's Predictions for the Weekend
Fasteddy's Hot Tips
From Nii Lamptey to Keith Gillespie, The Guardian picks half-a-dozen of those players who sparkled all too briefly.
6) Wayne Harrison (Oldham, Liverpool)
Harrison might be the only sportsman to retire having had more operations (23) than years (22). He was the most expensive teenager in the world, at £250,000, when Liverpool signed him from Oldham in 1985.
The Other Five
Thursday, March 06, 2008
One of these handsome gents was Germany's #1 at the 2006 World Cup. The other one was Germany's #1 throughout the 90's. Jens is known for his quick reflexes and his bad decision making. The Hoff is known for drunkenly making love to a hamburger while suffering a savage berating at the hands of his teenage daughter. Separated at birth?
Classic MLS here. Since its foundation the league has always had a very top-down view of the product, from the ownership structure to the player contracts. They've always shown little support for fan run fan organizations beyond designated seating sections and bending rules to allow supporters in certain sections to stand for the duration of the game. It seems that this indifference has been replaced by active discouragement, at least in cases where the stadiums are more than half full. Toronto FC and the always moronic (at least in the Guppy era) Chicago Fire front office are conspiring to restrict attendance by traveling fans. Is this because they see traveling fans as a threat to the wholesome family oriented atmosphere coveted by most front offices or because they feel that guaranteeing tickets to traveling groups shortsells their own walkup sales. Regardless it's pointlessly stupid and sadly typical MLS move.
Martin Rogers catches up with the Seattle native...
“As soon as I get in the car, it really starts,” he added. “I’ll be listening to Slipknot or Tool, something really hard and in your face to get you pumped up.”
Lider Marmol, New York Red Bulls or Chicago Fire. There’s a reason two teams are currently fighting over his rights. The Paraguayan midfielder is a Juan Carlos Osorio man, and I pity the fool who questions Osorio’s spooky knack for assessing talent.
David Moyes has faith in his unsung hero as the Merseyside club switch their focus onto the Uefa Cup quarter-finals
Tim Howard cleans up act in Everton's goal
The north London club will parade the newly acquired Carling Cup in front of their fans at White Hart Lane before the Uefa Cup tie against PSV Eindhoven as the club look for more success
Juande Ramos wants Uefa Cup win over PSV
Getafe coach Michael Laudrup is hoping his side can obtain the right result as the travel to Lisbon to take on Benfica in the last 16
Laudrup Confident Ahead Of Benfica Clash
There's an all-German Uefa Cup clash in Leverkusen tonight, but it's Hamburg's Dutchman Rafael Van der Vaart who Bayer coach Michael Skibbe is worried about
Skibbe Wary Of Van der Vaart
Roma produced a superb away performance at the Santiago Bernabeu to deservedly knock 10-man Real Madrid out of the Champions League. The Giallorossi won 2-1 on the night, 4-2 on aggregate
An Italian job well done
Spalletti tries to quell Roma euphoria after win at Real
Schalke trainer Mirko Slomka hailed Manuel Neuer after the young goalkeeper inspired the Königsblauen to a surprise penalty shoot-out win over Porto at the Estadio do Dragão
Slomka Hails Super Keeper Neuer
Schalke must quickly come back down to earth
Michael Ballack showed against Olympiakos that his midfield partnership with Frank Lampard may yet be a success
Ballack winning his battle against the snipers and sceptics
Wednesday, March 05, 2008
One of these men has played over 500 matches for Juventus. The other has played over 500 shows at Giants Stadium. Which is which?
AC Milan were deservedly dumped out of the Champions League last night by a hugely impressive Arsenal side.
Carlo Garganese analyses the reasons for the Rossoneri’s exit…
Goal.com: During this break, have you stepped away from soccer completely, or are you still following everything on TV and the internet?
Arena: I watch so much soccer it’s ridiculous. I love it. At home, I just got Setanta, as well. It’s absolutely great with all the games you get. It’s unbelievable, you get additional Champions League games, you get additional Premiership games and everything else you can imagine. It’s fantastic. I think my wife thinks I’m crazy at times because I’m always sitting in front of the TV watching. The other day I watched Gregg Berhalter play in the German Cup game against Bayern Munich. It was fun to watch.
The Bruce tends the Cornell net back in '72
This seems to be one of those soccer stories that just drags on for ages. Every newspaper says something different, while ever Liverpool fan seems to want DIC take over
George Gillett Jr and DIC in high-stakes poker
Dubai bidders warn Hicks they will not increase offer
Fun in the pool with Robinho
In tonight's CL games Real seek to overturn a one goal deficit without Van Nistelrooy, but with an in form Robinho. Out of form Schalke will hope to hold on to their lead against Porto, while Chelsea will expect to beat Olympiacos. Liverpool play Inter next week.
Real Madrid hopes rest with Robinho
Totti tips advantage Roma's way
Grant relishes return to pressure of Europe
In the other CL games ManU knocked out Lyon and Barca eased past Celtic in two pretty uneventful matches. No nodding off at the Sevilla Vs Fenerbahce game though, where another five goals were scored, with penalties seeing the young Turks go through.
Lyon hand Ferguson fine wine but United keep Benzema bottled up
Celtic suffer one-goal thrashing
Historic night for Turks
According to former Milan coach Arrigo Sacchi Arsenal wouldn't win the second leg because 'they were scared and narcissistic'. Spot on Arrigo, they looked terrified.
Any neutral would be delighted by Arsenal's win as their football was a delight. Admittedly Milan were poor, but Arsenal made them look poor. More impressive was the fact Arsenal had players missing. Hleb and Fabregas were again outstanding, but Flamini seems to improve in every game he plays. Not only did he outfight Gattuso, which is no mean feat, but his forward play was also excellent, especially his passing. In general Arsenal's passing was much sharper than in the first leg, where they opted for the long punt to Adebayor too often.
Cesc Fabregas puts Arsenal into quarter-finals
Enter Fábregas to mark end of Maldini's reign
Tuesday, March 04, 2008
AC Milan vs. Arsenal
Kevin McCarra on a jaded Milan
Lee Dixon's View
Barcelona vs. Celtic
McGeady thinks positive ahead of toughest test
Manchester United vs. Lyon
Sevilla vs. Fenerbahce
Fenerbahce dream of joining European elite
Roy Keane puts Liam Miller on the transfer list after getting fed-up with his excuses for turning up late to training.
"There's only two Dave Kitsons!"
Villa fans to a red-headed Reading steward during the recent encounter at the Madjeski.
All The Fun
Clint Dempsey. Fulham
Dempsey was curiously not included in the side that lost to Manchester United on Saturday. The
Gregg Berhalter, 1860
vs. Bayern Munich, A, 1-0 loss (120 minutes, 0 goals) (German Cup)
vs. Alemania Aachen, H, 0-0 (90 minutes, 1 yellow card)
The most watched soccer game in
Ribéry pinballs Slomka closer towards exit
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Monday, March 03, 2008
Fulham 0 - 3 Manchester United
Arsenal 1 - 1 Aston Villa
Late Bendtner equalizer
Newcastle 0 - 1 Blackburn
Everton 3 - 1 Portsmouth
Yakubu leads charge
West Ham 0 - 4 Chelsea
Lampard sent off in Chelsea romp
Middlesbrough 0 - 1 Reading
Reading find another gear
Ugly – Frank Lampard and Claude Makelele
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Manchester United Pull Within One Point
The Insider at Emirates Stadium
Do Arsenal have the guts for the fight?
Bolton's inability to suppress Steven Gerrard saw them swept away at the Reebok