Friday, August 30, 2013

Champions League Draw, Podcast, Super Cup, Weekend Clashes, Friday MLS Forecast

Right! Happy Friday. Let's get right into it.
Here are the groups:

2013 - 2014 UEFA Champions League draw

Group A
Manchester UnitedShakhtar Donetsk
Bayer LeverkusenReal Sociedad
Group B
Real MadridJuventus
GalatasarayFC Copenhagen
Group C
BenficaParis Saint-Germain
Group D
Bayern MunichCSKA Moscow
Manchester CityViktoria Plzen
Group E
BaselSteaua Bucharest
Group F
Borussia DortmundNapoli
Group G
PortoAtletico Madrid
Zenit St. PetersburgAustria Vienna
Group H
BarcelonaAC Milan

Let's break it down, shall we? And we'll go ahead and christen Group G "The Group of Yawn."

Kaka. Remember him? 2007 World Player of the Year? Well, although he belongs to Jesus, he says he'd like to leave Real Madrid. They bought him four years ago for £56 million. Check these stats from his time with Real. Yikes.
Appearances: 120
Cost per game: £466,666
Goals: 29
Cost per goal: £1,931,034
Games to goals ratio: 4.14
Honours: La Liga (2011-12), Copa del Rey (2010-11), Spanish Supercup (2012)

Jimbo returned with a Podcast yesterday and it's quite enjoyable. He and the lads (Sid Lowe, Barry Glendenning, Raphael Honigstein) are talking Celtic, Arsenal/Tottenham, Liverpool/Manchester United, and more.

What else? Oh, yes. Samuel Eto'o'o'o'o'o'o will ply his trade this season at Stamford Bridge. Let's see...Makhachkala, Dagestan or London, England? We'll take London, thank you very much. Sticking with transfers that have actually happened, perhaps a segue to The Joy of Six is in order? Today it's Record Transfers.
Why the sad face? Oh, because you cost Betis a world-record £21.5million and you sucked? OK.
There is a match of note today. It's called the Euro Super Cup and it pits the winner of the Europa League (Chelsea) against the winner of the Champions League (Bayern Munich). It's really only interesting because of Jose and Pep, the new gaffers. Former allies now enemies. Of something like that. Anyway, here's a preview.

Shit. The Mill. Plus One. The Latest. Phew.

On to the weekend! Super Sunday will have all of us feeling like this because of the fixtures on the calendar. First up is Liverpool vs. Manchester United. After that is the North London Derby between Arsenal and Tottenham. Here's all the crap you'll need to know about everything tomorrow and Sunday:

North London Derby: Tactical Battle

The Forecast is back! Sweet! Looks a bit hot, though.

In Italy this weekend, Lazio's trip to Juventus appears to be the most interesting match. Genoa vs. Fiorentina could also entertain. Here's a preview.

In Spain this weekend, Barcelona's trip to Valencia appears to be the most interesting match. Real Sociedad vs. Atletico Madrid could also entertain. Here's a preview.

OK, that'll have to do. Have a great holiday weekend. Try not to Labor too hard...


No comments: