Friday, February 28, 2014

The Two Brazils, Capital One Cup Final, Football Films, USA Call-Ups, Madrid Derby, Roma/Inter, Milan/Juventus, Fulham/Chelsea, Ferguson Owes Success To Being Beaten With A Belt

And there goes another one! A pleasant Friday to all you SSN followers. There is some juicy fruit available this weekend as you may have gathered from the headlines. The Madrid Derby has a bit more pep since Simeone revived Atlético, and the big matches in Italy are important in terms of European qualification. It's only the League Cup, but it's still a Cup, and you can bet both Sunderland and Manchester City want it pretty bad. Gaffer Gus has already said he'd rather win it than stay up, which is actually rather refreshing. The London Derby this weekend features two sides whose grounds are only 1.9 miles apart but whose respective table positions sit 39 points apart. Now then, let's get moving...

It's Last Chance Saloon time for U.S. players who want to be on that place to Brazil. Jeff Carlisle takes a look at the recent call-ups.

Here's a nice one, especially for a Friday...Football films: the good, the bad and the ugly adventures on the big screen.
Woy says WAGs can go to Brazil
Grant Wahl has yet another excellent piece -- this one focuses on Brazil and features insight from SSN Brazilian Expert Chris Gaffney. Check it.

Back to previews. We mentioned the Madrid Derby. The "smaller" club has renewed belief, and they are playing at home, so who knows? Sid Lowe is on hand to explain further, thankfully. And here's your complete La Liga preview.

The What's In Your Wallet Cup Final is Sunday at Wembley. Suffice to say, it would be a bit of an upset were Sunderland to win. Here are Six League Cup Final Upsets.

Man. Serie A is where it is this weekend. Roma vs. Inter. AC Milan vs. Juventus. Fiorentina vs. Lazio. Here's your preview.

The Big Guns of the Europa League advanced. Tottenham, Juventus, Napoli, and Porto made the final 16.

And finally...Sir Alex Ferguson says he owes success to being beaten with a belt! So, keep that in mind the next time you're spanking your child. You're putting him/her on the road to success!!



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