Subcommandante Maradona

September 13, 2009

“Paraguay have qualified. Chile can choke. Ecuador too. Argentina are at home to Peru next. Uruguay have superior goal difference. Venezuela are lurking. Colombia cannot be ruled out just yet.” (the other football)

A Tale from the Second City

September 13, 2009

“I caught my first glimpse of West Brom yesterday, and I was mildly impressed by what I saw. After warming up for my first ever trip to the Hawthorns in the delightfully hoppy Wellington in Birmingham’s centre, I inevitably entered that myopic state where three pints transform a bunch of aimless wastrels into a squad of dynamoes, and my irrational expectation seemed inspired when Jamie Mackie, Argyle’s heart and soul, squeezed a low shot past England’s No. 6 Scott Carson to put the winless Pilgrims ahead for the third successive away game.” (thetwounfortunates)

Two things

September 13, 2009

“I’m still struggling to blog properly due to various things (new flat doesn’t have internet access for starters and won’t have for a few weeks). Firstly, I think this is a pretty clever move from Hibs. Miller probably shouldn’t have moved from Celtic all those years ago as he never really managed to gain a foothold there but he seems like a quality player. I’ve no idea why the Old Firm didn’t make a move for any of these players…. Secondly, and in much more depth, it looks increasingly likely that George Burley will continue in charge of the Scotland national team. Even the noted Graham Spiers is suggesting that we stand by our man.” (Left Back In The Changing Room)


September 13, 2009

George Utley leads Sheffield United out for the 1915 FA Cup final.
“Sheffield United, led by Ernest Needham, won the First Division championship in the 1897-1898 season. William Foulke only missed one game and the team had the best defensive record in the league and one journalist described Foulke as the ‘greatest goalkeeper in the world’. In a game against Liverpool in November, 1898, George Allan tried to intimidate Foulke. The Liverpool Post reported that ‘Allan charged Foulke in the goalmouth, and the big man, losing his temper, seized him by the leg and turned him upside down.'” (Spartacus)

World Cup Special: Glenn Hoddle – “Hand of God” Story

September 13, 2009

“Glenn Hoddle tells us about “THAT” Maradona goal during the World Cup Quarter Final, in Mexico ’86. Still makes you want to cry even now!! Glenn Hoddle was speaking at the launch of Championship Manager 2010.” (Channel Bee)

La Liga: Ibrahimovic stars as Barca down Getafe

September 13, 2009

“Cristiano Ronaldo came off the bench to seal a 3-0 win for Real Madrid away to Espanyol in La Liga on Saturday, while Zlatan Ibrahimovic provided the inspiration for Barcelona in a 2-0 success at Getafe. Esteban Granero struck to give Real the lead just before the break, Guti made it 2-0 and Ronaldo wrapped up the victory in added time.” (ESPN)

Continuing The Great Start; Getafe-0, Barca-2
“FC Barcalona continued with their excellent start to the season with a 2-0 victory away at the Coliseum Alfonso stadium in Getafe. Goals from Ibrahmovic and Messi took Barca to a not so convincing victory against a tough Getafe side. This victory has taken us to the top of the table and we will be looking to hold onto that top spot no matter what. I may not have predicted the scoreline correctly but I did predict that Ibrahmovic will score in this game; so I got some predictions right.” (All About FC Barcelona)

Ibrahimovic on target again as Barca go top
“Barcelona’s record signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic made it two goals in as many games as the Spanish champions moved to the top of the table with a 2-0 victory at Getafe on Saturday.” (SoccerNews)

Getafe vs Barca Highlights on 12/09/09
(All About FC Barcelona)

Review of the week

September 13, 2009

“On the day The Beatles entered the world of gaming, it was Lennon who took centre stage at Wembley. The boy from Tottenham is getting better all the time, tearing Croatia to pieces with an all-action display as the Capello revolution continues apace. Following the famous win in Germany eight years ago, the chant was: ‘5-1 – even Heskey scored” but the striker went to extraordinary lengths to ensure there would be no repeat of that this time.'” (BBC)