Monday, 3 May 2010

BOLO ZENDEN'S BIG ORANGE SURPRISE

A bit time-irrelevant, this, but a friend showed me this clip of Sunderland player Bolo Zenden (at Marseille here), proving his inability to successfully celebrate a goal. It’s good for a chuckle.

BLACKPOOL SECURE FINAL PLAY-OFF SPOT AND FACE FOREST FOR SHOT AT PREMIER LEAGUE GLORY

Ian Holloway’s Blackpool have done what many thought was impossible and reached the Championship play-off’s, with potentially three fixtures between themselves and Premier League hysteria. My band, The Futureheads, are on tour at the moment and Nick, our merch guy, is a big Nottingham Forest fan (Blackpool’s play-off opponents). Despite Forest having had an incredible run of home form this season, finishing 9 points beyond Blackpool in the Championship, Nick reckons they may struggle against Holloway’s side who have put in a strong finish themselves, pipping Swansea City to the final play-off spot in the division.
Either way, the winner’s will face either Leicester City or Cardiff in the final for a chance to live the Premier League dream.
Here’s a video of Holloway on Soccer AM, proving he’s a humourous rarity in the world of football management – up for a chuckle, and not short of charisma. May the best team win, eh?

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

HOTSHOTS

Here's a pick of some of the best goals from the last 7 days:

OZAN IPEK (Bursaspor) Vs. Denizilspor (Turkish Super Lig)
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LIONEL MESSI (Barcelona) Vs. Real Zaragoza (La Liga)
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YOUANN GOURCUFF (Bordeaux) Vs. Olympiakos (Champions League)


ROLAND LINZ (Austria Wien) Vs. Red Bull Salzburg (Austrian Football Bundesliga)


JOSE MANUEL JURADO (Atletico Madrid) Vs. Osasuna (La Liga)


ANTONIO CASSANO (Sampdoria) Vs. Juventus (Serie A)
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And one to forget from Barnsley's goalkeeper, Luke Steele:

MUNTARI - REDFINING 'IMPACT SUBSTITUTE'

This is a few weeks old, but I didn’t get around to posting it then, so I’m putting it up here now. See in the clip below how Sulley Muntari’s substitute appearance for Inter against Catania lasts little more than a minute, after he inexplicably picks up two yellow cards in rapid succession – firstly for a bad tackle, and then finally for a ludicrous handball as part of the wall for the ensuing free-kick. Lunacy.

Friday, 19 March 2010

FULHAM THRASH JUVENTUS TO KEEP EUROPA CUP DREAM ALIVE

Fulham secured an enormous 4-1 victory over Italian giants Juventus at Craven Cottage last night - a win that sees them through to the quarter-finals of the Europa Cup with a 5-4 aggregate score.
Goals from Zamora, Gera (2), and a superb chipped effort from USA International Clint Dempsey saw the Cottagers overcome an exasperated Juve side.
Cannavaro and Zebina saw red for the Old Lady to add insult to injury on a night where Fulham dug deep and came up with the goods.
Pick of the goals was substitute Dempsey's fantastic lob from outside the area over goalkeeper Chimenti - preventing extra time and sending Craven Cottage into raptures. See it below: