Tat’ll Do For Footballers In Search Of Style

September 27, 2009

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“The hairdresser responsible for Jack’s cut has defended the style, calling it ‘very popular’ with footballers.” DailyMail
“Style is something we all aspire to have, whether it is of the time or a style all of your own creation and footballers are no exception to this. In the past players have expressed their flamboyance with the aid of an outrageous hairstyle or perhaps with the help of some fetching facial hair. This though is seemingly not enough for today’s super-rich style conscious modern footballers as all tend to sport rather straight laced and middle-of-the-road haircuts. Instead, the must have fashion accessory for footballers is the tattoo and lots of them.” (Three Match Ban)


Should The Old Firm Join The English Premier League?

September 27, 2009

“I work with a man from Edinburgh. He’s a Hearts supporter. More importantly to me: he’s the one guy at work who will talk football. He’ll talk about any aspect any match any controversy any player you like. He keeps up with the English Premier League and though he’s never shown allegiance to any English side, he’ll always chat about the Liverpool result with me, showing an enthusiasm for our wins. I know his positivity is only on my behalf. It doesn’t matter to him directly if Liverpool wins or not. But I still like that moment where the Scotsman gives me a thumbs up and congratulates me on that last-minute goal from Gerrard, Torres or Benayoun, as if I’d somehow contributed – shouting from a pub in New England – to the glory and the points.” (EPL Talk)


Early Floodlighting Technology

September 27, 2009

“Because I know less than you do about electricity and electric lighting, I’ve always been guiltily confused about the three or four 1878 experiments in football floodlighting. These took place, as you’ll recall, in London, Sheffield and Edinburgh. Two aspects of the experiments had me puzzled. On the one hand, they took place just before the controversial Swan-Edison patents for the incandescent light bulb. As I was unaware of any pre-incandescent light bulb means to effect electric lighting, I had to imagine that pre-patent bulbs were being used. But how would any number of nineteenth century light bulbs provide sufficient illumination for a game being played on a 100yd pitch?” (James Hamilton)


Spain have strolled to the Wold Cup finals

September 27, 2009

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“If no news is good news then it’s tempting to conclude that good news is no news at all. Not when it’s this familiar, anyway, because when it’s this familiar, the extraordinary becomes ordinary. Spain have already qualified for next summer’s World Cup finals, securing their place in South Africa with an eighth successive victory. A 3-0 win against Estonia in Merida followed a 5-0 hammering of Belgium in La Coruna and offered yet another demonstration of the seleccion’s talents. But Spain have a problem: they are just too good. They’ve become boringly brilliant.” (WorldSoccer – Sid Lowe), (2)


Ibrahimovic’s scoring streak continues

September 27, 2009

“Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Gerard Pique came off the bench to inspire Barcelona to a fifth straight Primera Division win over a hard-working Malaga side. Ibrahimovic was left out of the starting line-up after picking up an ankle injury in Tuesday night’s 4-1 win at Racing Santander. But the Sweden striker has been making good progress in his recovery and was called upon after Thierry Henry was forced off through injury just short of the half-hour mark.” (ESPN)

LA LIGA 2009/2010 – ROUND 5
“The Spanish Clubs participating in Champions League had their Round 5 games of “La Liga” down for tonight with four matches full of goals. Here is a quick summary of events, results & the scorers.” (Spanish Football Sports)


Fernando Torres Hat-Trick

September 27, 2009

“SFS enjoys keeping an eye out on Spaniards overseas. Watch VIDEO of Hat-Trick & Livepools other 3 goals (& the goal from Hull, of course)… (Spanish Football Sports)