Thursday, August 31, 2006
Repair kit for athletes
One unidentified Premier League player told the British newspaper: "As a footballer, if you're prone to injury it can mean the end of your career, so having your stem cells — a repair kit, if you like — on hand makes sense."
Sick Soccer Moves
The £71m striker: Nicolas Anelka's chequered career
Paris St-Germain (1994-97) Trainee Games 10 Goals 1
Arsenal (1997-99) £500,000 Games 90 Goals 28
Real Madrid (1999-00) £22m Games 24 Goals 4
Paris St-Germain (2000-02) £20.29m Games 50 Goals 15
Liverpool (2001-02) Loan Games 22 Goals 5
Manchester City (2002-05) £13m Games 103 Goals 46
Fenerbahçe (2005-2006) £7m Games 45 Goals 14
Bolton (2006- ) £8m
Total: £70.79m Games 344 Goals 113
In total, Anelka is the second most expensive player in football history. Only Juan Sebastian Veron tops him:
Boca Juniors to Sampdoria (1996) £3m
Sampdoria to Parma (1998) £13m
Parma to Lazio (1999) £18.1m
Lazio to Man Utd (2001) £28.1m
Man Utd to Chelsea (2003) £15m
Chelsea to Internazionale (2004) Undisc.
Keane relied on 'gut feeling' to take Sunderland job
He was always one of those players who you love if they're on your team, but hate with a passion if they're on the opposition team.
Cole's switch hangs in balance as Chelsea and Arsenal haggle
Wednesday, August 30, 2006
Fans warn Premiership clubs over falling crowds
Ronaldinho dropped by Barcelona after missing training session
Monday, August 28, 2006
Takes some beating
Sunday, August 27, 2006
Defender Jonathan Woodgate says he will play on loan in England this season
90K a week for a crock with a bad haircut seems a bit excessive.
To be fair, he's an excellent player when fit ... the problem is that he's never fit.
The funny thing is that there are 2 articles on soccernet within a month or so of each other - one saying that he wanted to prove his worth to the new Real Madrid manager, and the other saying that he wanted to come back to the Premiership. I guess that he changed his mind when he realized that he probably wouldn't be guaranteed a first team place.
Friday, August 25, 2006
Ben Thatcher foul
Anelka back in the Premiership
I know that he can score, but he's caused trouble wherever he's went ... when will they learn ?
Thursday, August 24, 2006
Xavier back in training with Boro
Good to see him back ... a different hairstyle every week, and an uncanny resemblance to Tygra from thundercats.
Wednesday, August 23, 2006
Chelsea's latest signing
Apparently, his nickname is Khalid the Cannibal, which he showed in the World Cup when he left his stud marks on Cristiano Ronaldo's thigh.
Nigeria's Martins in age row
Niall: I've had enough
He says that he's going to appoint a world-class manager by the end of the week ... I wonder how many managers will actually want to go there after the way they've been playing.
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
The right-sided midfielder is a tree
Monday, August 21, 2006
Screw Gravity, Let's Play
Smith to make return for Man Utd
Doesn't look as if Rooney holds a grudge
Sunday, August 20, 2006
"A contract with Bayern Munich is a contract"
I don't really agree with it ... if you sign a contract, it should be binding, but players cannot be forced to play.
Time to wave goodbye to the diving cheats
It's a little interesting that Sir Bobby Charlton is a supporter of the project though, considering that Ronaldo is one of the biggest culprits.
I'm also glad that they're trying to stop the practice of players kicking the ball out of play when an opponent is down - it got totally out of hand at the World Cup, and I wouldn't want to see it continue. It's fair enough if it looks as if someone is seriously injured, but they were kicking the ball out just for someone suffering from cramp.
Saturday, August 19, 2006
The reformed Spice Boy who sows hope in Africa
So who exactly is streaking ?
Friday, August 18, 2006
Fans condemn 'legalised touting' of season tickets
Kirkland family cash in on England debut
Wednesday, August 16, 2006
The sack race
I wonder how much time the Glazers will give him if the season starts out badly.
Broken ankle robs Ashton of England debut
"It has really clouded our morning," admitted McClaren.
Yeah, I'm sure it didn't do too much for Ashton's morning either.
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
Burglars steal Van der Meyde dog
Poor guy, it never rains, it pours.
Maybe someone spiked the dog's drink.
O’Neill can pick Dream Team
Monday, August 14, 2006
Beckham dropped again ?
How the mighty have fallen. If he's dropped, maybe he'll consider a move back to the Premiership.
CHANT OF THE WEEK
Colchester fans to referee Graham Poll after he showed a yellow card to U's midfielder Kem Izett.
Gazza Mad With Bianca
Saturday, August 12, 2006
Misery continues for Sunderland
They couldn't buy a win last year in the Premiership, and it looks as if their form has continued in the Championship. Here, Mick McCarthy consoles Niall Quinn for sinking all that money into the club (he looks glad to be out of there).
Friday, August 11, 2006
Looks like his England career may be over - which may be a good thing considering his recent performances.
I can never quite forgive him for the braided hair either ...
Odds to win the Premiership
Man United 11/2
Man City 400/1
West Ham 500/1
Aston Villa 750/1
Sheff Utd 2500/1
Bulimia, alcoholism, OCD, bipolar disease ... Gazza's got them all
Thursday, August 10, 2006
Chinese entrepreneur trademarks Zidane headbutt
Pre-season tours: what are they good for?
Wednesday, August 09, 2006
Roeder keeps tabs on striker Kuyt
Hargreaves voted No1 with England fans
Tuesday, August 08, 2006
"Trust me ? Of course you can trust me."
Monday, August 07, 2006
Everton star hospitalised after 'spiked drink'
Not too sure about the last one ...
The Washington Post asked readers for bad advice to immigrants to the United States. Some of our favorites:
If you're not sure exactly what someone said to you in English, it's always polite to respond, "That's so gay" or "God, that's retarded."
They may not taste good or seem filling, but you really should eat all your food stamps every month.
To make sure he doesn't spread germs in a public place, such as a bank, a man suffering from a runny nose customarily wears a bandanna over the lower half of his face.
White people will be offended unless you address them as "Mister Cracker Sir."
Using indoor plumbing every single time just makes you look uppity.
Americans are very friendly. Always say hello and shake hands with the man at the urinal next to you.
As a foreigner, you should carry handy maps of several major U.S. cities. Be sure to circle any interesting buildings, tunnels, etc., that you want to see, and print out from the Internet as much detailed information about them as you can.
American farms are all pick-your-own, so just drive in and dive in! This includes beef and dairy farms.
Your country probably has a deep, abiding passion for that goofy sport where people run around kicking a ball and nothing happens. So do we! So come on, talk about it with us all day long -- we just can't get enough!