September 22, 2006

5 Intriguing Matches This Weekend

Posted in La Liga, MLS, Scottish Premier League, Serie A, South America at 10:01 pm by deadlymusings

Shunsuke Nakamura in action against Rangers last seasonCeltic v. Rangers – It’s the first Old Firm derby of the season, and it is when it is at its best, before they play each other for the fifth time in the season. Celtic are beginning to run away with the title with their four point edge on the Gers, and apparently Paul Le Guen has no idea who to pick for this crucial match.

Catania v. Messina – Newly promoted Catania looks to continue their good start to life in Serie A against the second best team in the league and in Sicily in Messina. Christian Rigano and Giorgio Corona will probably find their way onto the scoresheet in this one.
Cerro Porteno v. Nacional – The weekly Unofficial World Club Championship is up for its weekly defense as the Tricolor of Nacional look to keep it against the side that held it for three months in Cerro Porteno, who also happen to be leading the Clausura.

Chicago Fire v. Los Angeles Galaxy – Landycakes and the Galaxy could be eliminated from playoff contention if results do not go in their favor on Saturday, while Chicago sits and waits for New England to be confirmed as the third place team in the East.

Barcelona v. Valencia – This is a huge match in La Liga this weekend as they will battle to see who can stay with a Sevilla side who have won their last nine league matches over two seasons. Valencia have key injuries while Barcelona have the nothing of the sort to worry about.

Today’s News: September 22

Posted in English Premier League, La Liga, Scottish Premier League at 8:43 pm by deadlymusings

The FA’s Fast Track procedure apparently works once in a while as Celestine Babayaro has been handed a three-match ban. [BBC]

Glen Johnson has settled down at the ripe old age of 22. [Daily Mail]
Even Roman Bednar realizes that Valdas Ivanauskas is in over his head. [Sky Sports]

Paul Le Guen wants people to think he has no idea what he is doing at Rangers. [Sportinglife.com]
And the fat Ronaldo has vowed to fulfill a “30 years, 30 goals” pledge this season at Real Madrid. [News24]

September 21, 2006

Today’s News: September 21

Posted in Bundesliga, English Premier League, Euro 2008, MLS, Scottish Premier League at 5:28 pm by deadlymusings

Dimitar Berbatov is going to get even further acquainted with the physio staff at Spurs. [uefa.com]

Gordon Strachan believes that the Old Firm derby has lost its luster. Maybe the five or six meetings a season has something to do with that. [Sporting Life]

A good start to life in the Premiership means that Reading feels it needs to expand the Madejski Stadium. [Soccerway]

Claudio Pizarro is using the lure of the Premiership, or Serie A, or La Liga to secure a new contract with Bayern Munich. [Eurosport]

And defeat in a bar fight has ended New England Revolution midfielder Shalrie Joseph’s season. [The Boston Globe]

September 18, 2006

Today’s News: September 18

Posted in English Championship, Eredivisie, Euro 2008, Ligue 1, Scottish Premier League at 7:23 pm by deadlymusings

David Beckham was, and probably still is mad at Steve McClaren for dropping him. [BBC]

West Brom finally realized that Bryan Robson is a pretty mediocre manager. [Sky Sports]

Gijs Luirink will miss several weeks with a broken cheekbone. [uefa.com]

Sabri Lamouchi has quit Marseille after realizing he is past his sell date. [International Herald Tribune]

Paul Le Guen has criticized his team for losing to someone in Scotland not named Celtic. [The Scotsman]

September 14, 2006

Today’s News: September 14

Posted in A-League, English Premier League, Euro 2008, Football (soccer), Scottish Premier League at 8:56 pm by deadlymusings

Ousmane Dabo’s three-match ban has been upheld by the FA. {Sky Sports]

Slave trader Raymond Domenech believes he has the support of his colleagues in the Claude Makelele dispute. [The Independent]

A shirt worn by George Best in a six-goal effort has sold for £24,000. [Gulf Daily News]

Vladimir Romanov is not going to like the result of his public charge of a conspiracy against Hearts. [BBC]

Well-traveled Benito Carbone is on the verge of signing for Sydney FC. [The Australian]

September 13, 2006

Today’s News: September 13

Posted in English Premier League, Eredivisie, J-League, La Liga, Russian Premier League, Scottish Premier League, UEFA Cup at 9:21 pm by deadlymusings

Charlton’s defense just got that much better after it was revealed that Djimi Traore broke his leg against Chelsea. [BBC]

Diego Tristan snubs negative football in England to join Mallorca. [Sky Sports]

Sota Hirayama lies to Heracles officials so he can get a free transfer to FC Tokyo. [Sporting Life]

Hearts puppet Valdas Ivanauskas’ job is clearly on the line against Sparta Prague. [TEAMTalk]

Former Russian international and Champions League winner Dmitry Alenichev has retired from the game. {The Moscow Times]

September 8, 2006

Today’s News: September 8

Posted in English Premier League, La Liga, North America, Scottish Premier League at 7:55 pm by deadlymusings

Jim Brennan becomes the first player to sign for Toronto FC [TSN]

Didier Agathe has been offered a place to bring his pace and, uh, his pace by Aston Villa. [The Mirror]

Thomas Gravesen fails to realize that people are able to watch games featuring Real Madrid in other countries. [Sporting Life]

William Gallas continues to upset Chelsea by saying he is willing to play left back for Arsenal. [Sky Sports]

I will be ready to buy those tickets for the 3004/05 season at Liverpool’s new stadium. [Soccernet]

September 5, 2006

Today’s News: September 5

Posted in English Premier League, Euro 2008, Scottish Premier League at 6:20 pm by deadlymusings

A dodgy transfer of a player moving to Europe from another continent; who guessed Hibs would be involved? Anyone? [BBC]

Reknowned slave trader Raymond Domenech has defended his property (William Gallas) from Chelsea’s accusations. [Soccernet]

Macedonia are already being threatened with sanctions for racism ahead of their match with England. This is going to end badly. [FOXSports.com]

Diego Tristan is considering a move to the Premiership, but he may be having second thoughts once he knows who is interested. [Sky Sports]

After helping Finland beat Poland, Alexei Eremenko announces that he hates Finland and wished he chose to play for Russia. [The Guardian]

August 31, 2006

Deadline Day Recap: Rest of Europe

Posted in Bundesliga, English Premier League, Eredivisie, La Liga, Ligue 1, Scottish Premier League at 6:41 pm by deadlymusings

And besides the gigantic leagues, the rest of the major leagues in Europe are dealing with deadline day as well.

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