Rock bottom

November 14, 2010

“At 1.30pm on Saturday afternoon I was handed my ‘Get out of jail free’ card. This was supposed to be a treat for Lolly, but my little battle hardened football daughter finally admitted defeat on her heavy cold and declared herself unfit to go to West Ham versus Blackpool. I had a five minute window to decide. Go to Upton Park and undoubtably come home as depressed as Avram Grant on a good day, head down the M23 to watch Lewes amongst the Lewes Lunatic Fringe as they played St Albans City or even pop down the road to Thamesmead Town for a new adventure.” (The Ball Is Round)


Hodgson: Dalglish chants do not help Liverpool

November 14, 2010

“Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson was disappointed to hear fans chanting for former boss Kenny Dalglish during Saturday’s 2-0 defeat to Stoke and said such singing is unhelpful to the club.” (ESPN)

Hodgson: Putting the Gaffe in Gaffer.
“A few weeks back, someone emailed me a list of Roy Hodgson’s PR gaffes, to put onto this site. I decided against using them, thinking it might be seen as unfair, but they do paint the picture of a man who underestimated the pressure at Liverpool FC, and who has looked hopelessly out of his depth.” (Tomkins Times)

Stoke City 2-0 Liverpool – Video Highlights, Recap, and Match Stats – EPL
(The 90th Minute)

English Premier League Match Of The Day (MOTD) Video Highlights

November 14, 2010

“Below are MOTD highlights for all the Premier League matches on November 13, 2010. (The 90th Minute)

Everton 1-2 Arsenal: two main points of interest

November 14, 2010

“Arsenal took the lead, then threatened to lose it late on. David Moyes picked a 4-4-1-1 side with few surprises. Marouane Fellaini was suspended so Johnny Heitinga played in the centre of midfield. Louis Saha was given the nod upfront ahead of Jermaine Beckford and Yakubu.” (Zonal Marking)

Barcelona 3-1 Villarreal: open, exciting game

November 14, 2010

“Barcelona eventually passed their way past an excellent Villarreal side in a superb match at the Nou Camp. Barcelona played their usual 4-3-3 shape. The major absentee was Gerard Pique, with Eric Abidal coming into the side alongside Carles Puyol.” (Zonal Marking)

FC Barcelona 3-1 Villarreal – Video Highlights, Recap, and Match Stats – La Liga
(The 90th Minute)

Golazo: Víctor Aristizábal, Chile vs Colombia, 1993

November 14, 2010

“On 30 May 1993: Chile played Colombia in Santiago, the game was a friendly warm-up match for Copa América 1993. The result was 1-1 and the highlight was this scorpion kick style goal from 21 year old striker Víctor Aristizábal.” (Fútbol Fútbol Fútbol)

Partidazo: Argentina 0-5 Colombia, 5 September 1993 – Argentina’s shame
“On 5 September 1993 Colombia travelled to Argentina to play a World Cup qualifier at Estadio Monumental. What happened in the game sent shockwaves through the world of football.” (Fútbol Fútbol Fútbol)

Juventus 1-1 Roma: different systems but an evenly-balanced match

November 14, 2010

“A cracker from Vincenzo Iaquinta and a Francesco Totti penalty meant it was a point apiece.
Juventus stuck with the 4-4-2 system they’ve used for most of the campaign. Frederik Sorensen was a starter at right-back, whilst on the other side Fabio Grosso continued. Alessandro Del Piero was omitted with Fabio Quagliarella and Iaquinta upfront.” (Zonal Marking)