Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Tony Adams tries to fathom why Jermain Defoe is suffering from cramp.
"Where else but in Scotland would you find a shrine to Diego Maradona?"
Ian Payne on Sky Sports News.
"Are you Tottenham in disguise?"
England fans to Germany during the friendly.
"Stand up if you beat Arsenal!"
Stoke fans at Old Trafford.
ALL THE FUN
The list of players available to the Seattle Sounders FC in the expansion draft came out Monday. On Wednesday, the newest member of Major League Soccer will be able to select 10 players to help fill out their roster for 2009. The Sounders can select only one player from any one MLS team, meaning four teams will not be affected. With four players already signed by the club – goalkeeper Kasey Keller, midfielder Freddie Ljungberg, USL superstar forward Sebastian Le Toux and midfielder Sanna Nyassi – the 10 additional picks will form the nucleus of the 2009 Seattle squad.
Peter Crouch is hoping that the austere surroundings of Fratton Park will prove discomforting enough for AC Milan for Portsmouth to cause a Uefa Cup upset when the two sides meet.
Just a wee bit different from the San Siro...
It may have taken four months, but to judge from his furrowed brow and tetchy tone yesterday, Luiz Felipe Scolari has finally discovered one problem managing Chelsea that became familiar to his recent predecessors: the restlessness of Didier Drogba.
Drogba to the Giants, Plaxico to Chelsea?
Arsenal have announced the appointment of Major League Soccer deputy commissioner Ivan Gazidis as their new chief executive.
A statement from the Arsenal Supporters' Trust read: "This is a vital appointment at a time when Arsenal face challenging times on and off the field.
Nine-time winner Real Madrid, four-time champion Bayern Munich, two-time winner FC Porto, Lyon, Arsenal and Villarreal also advanced to the knockout phase with a game to spare.
Things tend not to happen by halves in the world of South American football. It's either all going swimmingly, or crashing down around everyone's ears, and rarely anywhere in between. Not infrequently, both extremes are present at the same time, and Argentina at present is a case in point.
Velez fan Emanuel Alvarez smoking in the stands before his death...
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
As Arsenal left red-faced on Saturday after suffering a shock 3-0 defeat to Manchester City, more unnecessary attention was bestowed upon them as striker Nicklas Bendtner lit the pitch up with his new Barbie pink boots.
|English Premier League |
|November 25 ||G ||Points|
|Group Stage Matchday 5|
|Tuesday, November 25|
|Zenit vs. Juventus||Preview|
|Arsenal vs. Dynamo Kiev||Preview|
|Fiorentina vs. Lyon||Preview|
|Villarreal vs. Manchester Utd||Preview|
|Bayern Munich vs. Steaua||Preview|
|AaB Aalborg vs. Celtic||Preview|
|Fenerbahce vs. FC Porto||Preview|
|BATE vs. Real Madrid|| Preview|
Playing the big four one after the other can end a season before it's started. Unless you're Real Valladolid.
The impossible task of La Liga's Tormalet? Chorradas!
Dismissal of manager who masterminded 2007 title triumph demonstrates how little room there is for sentiment in the Bundesliga.
Past glories count for nothing as Veh pays price for Stuttgart struggles.
Out of time...
Jose Mourinho was at his tactical best as Inter flexed their muscles by dismantling Juventus.
Brilliant Mourinho lets his team do his talking ... for once
Was Wenger right to give Fabregas the armband?
Henry Winter: Arsenal crazy to make Cesc captain
Kevin McCarra: Wenger must spash the cash or risk losing all that he has toiled to build
Petit: The anti-French media sabotaged Gallas
Tony Cascarino: Arsenal don't need a captain, they need a leader
Dixon: Wenger feared destroying Gallas
Wenger's Top-10 January Sales Targets
The right man for the job?
Aston Villa’s net minder earned another clean sheet after shutting out Manchester United on Saturday. One week after closing down Arsenal, Friedel inched the Villains into the top four once again.
It's been a strange week and a stranger weekend. Even Osasuna won a game. Watching Spain play Chile in a friendly in midweek was like watching some kind of confirmation of potential greatness, odd though that might seem after so long in the shadows.
Monday, November 24, 2008
Davis: Crew solidify status as MLS's best in 2008
Ives: Marshall's career comes full circle
McCarthy: Monday MLS Breakdown
MLS Cup champions 2008 -- Columbus
2007 -- Houston
2006 -- Houston
2005 -- Los Angeles
2004 -- D.C. United
2003 -- San Jose
2002 -- Los Angeles
2001 -- San Jose
2000 -- Kansas City
1999 -- D.C. United
1998 -- Chicago
1997 -- D.C. United
1996 -- D.C. United
Frankie gets a Cup...