24 September, 2011

EPL: Everton v Manchester City Highlights

Balotelli and Milner score as Everton tries for an EPL record by trying to get as many of their players carded as possible. They failed, just like they failed to score. City wins, 2-0.

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EPL: Chelsea v Swansea Highlights

Torres. How do you toughen up a reputation? One that hangs so heavy? So many goals expected... so little produced... Well, when he's got something going in his head, he likes to go all out. Following last weeks sweet goal and horrendous miss, Torres outdoes himself with another goal and a straight red for a brilliantly stupid two footed lunge. In the first half. At least Ramieres puts in two and another by some guy up top named Drogba as Lampard looks on from the bench for the first 81 minutes. Too bad ol' Frankie decided to be mad and left the bench in disgust of not being used with the last substitution. Expect him not to be starting for the rest of the season (as if he was going to do that much). Chelsea roll, 4-1.

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EPL: Blackburn v Newcastle Highlights

What's the difference between Blackburn and a "woman for hire"? Everyone scores on Blackburn. Demba Ba is looking like an absolute steal for Newcastle as he nets a hattrick in a 3-1 trouncing of Rovers. Carroll who? And keep an eye on this Hoilett kid. He's get some serious tenacity and has been doing everything right for a Blackburn team that does everything else wrong.

Video: footytube

EPL: Manchester United v Stoke Highlights

He's big, he's scary, he runs like a misshappen fairy... Peter Crouch. And surprisingly, Stoke came to play today. In a pretty even match, Crouch scores the 2nd half equalizer as Nani scored yet again for the Red Devils. Final, 1-1.

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EPL: Tottenham v Wigan Highlights

It started off well for Spurs before they pulled back on the throttle. Van der Vaart scored in the first 3 minutes and Bale put in a ridiculous header off a corner to put Spurs up 2-0 before a pitiful clearance by Assou-Ekotto gifted Wigan a token goal in the 2nd half. The scoreline flatters as this match was all Tottenham.

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EPL: Arsenal v Bolton Highlights

In a game that saw RVP get his 100th goal for Arsenal, it was an all Arsenal all the time match, with all three goals coming in the 2nd half. Van Persie scores a brace and Song puts the nail in the coffin as the Gunners dominate 2/3rds of the possession anLinkd outshot Bolton 27 to 3. If you were looking for a Holden sighting, he's still not up with the 1st team yet.

Video: mysoccerplacenet

20 September, 2011

Mattheaus Raus

The Mattheaus experiment is over. After clocking 150+ NT appearances for Germany, several unremarkable club managing stints and a failure with Hungary, Bulgaria has now fired Mattheaus.

Lothar had only 1 win and 2 draws in 5 qualifying matches and has effectively eliminated Bulgaria from the Euro 2012 Tournament. Bulgaria has a pitiful 3W-6L-2D overall under Lothar. During his time in charge, Bulgaria managed to defeat only Cyprus, Wales (both 1-0), and Saudi Arabia 2-0 and had humbling losses to Montenegro, two losses by a combined 7-0 to England and a 1-0 loss to Belarus. Maybe it's just Lothar. At the helm of Hungary, he failed just as miserably, 11W-14L-2D. At this rate, he'll be hired by a Middle Eastern NT in no time.

While Mattheaus had a better record managing clubs (in the standings at least), he has been fired from every coaching job and/or left under bizarre circumstances. Whether some other team takes a flying leap on the mercurial player/coach (we assume later rather than sooner) will be anyone's guess.

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EPL: Arsenal v Blackburn Highlights

I'm waiting until Tuesday to post this because the Arsenal board has now come out and said that Arsene will not be fired. Hate to break it to you Gunner fans, that's American for "you're on a short leash and you screw up again, and you're fired".

Gunners can't get anything right this season and lose to the Chicken owning Rovers 4-3. How bad was it exactly? Arsenal wanted to lose the game so badly that they gave up not 1, but 2 own goals. Arsenal was up 2-1 at half. Guess the bookies made their obligatory calls to make sure they dropped the points.

Video: footytube

Bradley Update

According to the Egyptian Football Federation, Bob Bradley's flight was delayed today because of Homeland Security for some reason, so they expect to officially "unveil" him tomorrow.

18 September, 2011

EPL: Stoke v Sunderland Highlights

Bramble, Gardner and Larsson all score and Woodgate manages to chip in his annual own goal as Sunderland roll, 4-0.

Video: Fox Sports

EPL: Chelsea v Man U Highlights

Man U makes it a first half affair at Old Trafford as Rooney, Nani and Smalling all score. Rooney later misses a pk and while Torres scores a nice goal, he misses a sitter that your 4yo kid sister could hit. Red Devils win, 3-1.

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EPL: Fulham v Manchester City Highlights

Man City go up 2-0 to start the second half and pull it back only to give up 2 and walk out of Craven Cottage with only a point. Aguero continues his torrid goal scoring pace with two and now has 8 in 5 matches.

Video: footytube

EPL: Liverpool v Tottenham Highlights

To say Charlie Adams wanted to get tossed out of this game was an understatement. Two yellows in the first 30 minutes saw 'pool go down a man and then another sending off for Liverpool in Skrtel saw Spurs crank up the screws. Modric scored early and then it was all cruise control as Spurs go on to win 4-0 with a brace from Adebayor.

Video: footytube

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