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  1. I'm really happy for The Hawk. I think he deserved it. I think Alomar and Blyleven will be in and deserve to be but I never liked Alomar even before he spit on Hirshbeck.
  2. Damarcus Beasley scored with a sensational strike for my lot on Tuesday night in a 3-0 win. Thats good. I would like to see him regain his form for the World Cup. His international carreer for the US has been inconsistent at best and even embarassing at times.
  3. Roma wins the Eternal City Derby 1-0 over Lazio. :cheers
  4. World Cup Draw I dont think a bad draw for the US. 2nd in the group would be reasonable. Brazil may have the toughest group of the top seeds. slovenia and england are both better than the US. they won't make it out of the group stage...again. France probably has the easiest group but they've been inconsistent so it might be challenging for them. Slovenia better than the US ... OOOOKKKK. It will be a huge disappointment if the US don't advance out of group with the draw they got. Slovenia was arguably one of the weakest teams out of that pot and Algeria is a joke. In fact, outside of France's group it is the weakest draw IMO. I agree. Slovenia is lucky to be in the World Cup. Now granted it wouldnt surprise me if the US choked against one of the weaker teams but on paper you cant say Slovenia is a better team. As for France...I think they must have naked pictures of Sepp Blatter with a donkey or something because they have had a path to the finals practically paved for them by FIFA. From unfair seedings to hand balls to easiest draw...this team didnt deserve to get through qualifying much less in to the WC.
  5. World Cup Draw I dont think a bad draw for the US. 2nd in the group would be reasonable. Brazil may have the toughest group of the top seeds.
  6. I know most dont follow it but big win for Fenerbaçe over their rival You mean Galatasaray? :whistle
  7. Manchester United meets Liverpool tomorrow. Michael Owen will get a not so warm reception I'm betting. Liverpool needs to right the ship but without Gerrard or Torres I don't think it will happen this Sunday even if Rooney sits. I think Benitez will be gone soon. Latest reports are that Torres will play I think. Even so, I expect Man Utd to win by a goal. The problem with Liverpool is that they are just so reliant on Gerrard and Torres. Without them they are hopeless. Guys like Riera, Babel, Lucas and Voronin are not good enough to play for a "top 4" club like Liverpool. Well I'm pissed. I lost my feed of the game and it looks like it was an exciting one as Liverpool pulls it out 2-0. Torres comes back and lifts his club with the deciding goal. Hopefully that will turn their season around. Benitez is safe for now it seams.
  8. Real Madrid travels to face my favorite little underdog team Sporting de Gijon (where my maternal family is from). I hope they keep it close but the Merengues are sure to be pi$$ed after losing to Milan this week. Sporting has had a nice start to this season after just getting promoted last year and barely staying up. :cheers Sporting and Real Madrid in a 0-0 draw. A moral victory for the Asturians. They definitely outlpayed Real Madrid in the first half and held their own.
  9. Manchester United meets Liverpool tomorrow. Michael Owen will get a not so warm reception I'm betting. Liverpool needs to right the ship but without Gerrard or Torres I don't think it will happen this Sunday even if Rooney sits. I think Benitez will be gone soon.
  10. Real Madrid travels to face my favorite little underdog team Sporting de Gijon (where my maternal family is from). I hope they keep it close but the Merengues are sure to be pi$$ed after losing to Milan this week. Sporting has had a nice start to this season after just getting promoted last year and barely staying up.
  11. Wow what a day in the Champions League. Barcelona stunned by FK Rubin. Liverpool falls to Lyon. And Schnellders...What happened at Ibrox?.. Rangers lose 4-1 to Unirea?..I don't even know where that is! Our team is so bad just now. No pace or skill at all in our attacks. We had a penalty saved in the 1st half, which would of put us up 2-1 and probably led us to victory. Considering our last 2 performances we have no chance of qualifying, however if we get our act together I still think we could. Both Rangers and Celtic were competitive in Europe until the last year or 2, as for some reason the gulf in class has widened. The quality of Scottish football today is appalling. Ultimately it boils down to the financial side of the game. Rangers and Celtic get roughly £2m per season for our league's television deal, whereas in the English Premiership, teams are guaranteed £18m, with Man Utd earning £25m last season. Have they ever considered having a United Kingdom League? Seems like it might help strengthen British football in general. I don't know. Another upset today as AC Milan (coming off of a victory over my Giallorossi) defeats Real Madrid at the Bernabeu no less. And Bordeaux beats a struggling Munich team (not really an upset but you have to feel for the Bayern fans).
  12. Wow what a day in the Champions League. Barcelona stunned by FK Rubin. Liverpool falls to Lyon. And Schnellders...What happened at Ibrox?.. Rangers lose 4-1 to Unirea?..I don't even know where that is!
  13. Ireland v France Portugal v Bosnia Greece v Ukraine Russia v Slovenia Think the seedings had anything to do with FIFA wanting to make sure Ronaldo makes it to the World Cup? The good news for Bosnia is that Portugal has played lousy at home during the qualifying. I think the Irish got the raw end of things but as erratic as France has been they still have a shot. Greece and Ukraine should be an interesting battle.
  14. Did anyone see Darren Bent's comedy goal as Sunderland beat Liverpool 1-0 at the weekend? The ball struck a giant balloon/beach ball right in front of Pepe Reina, which changed the direction of the shot and went in for a goal. In the replay it looked like Reina tried to save the beach ball rather than the football lol. Yeah why didn't the referee stop the match. Goal shouldn't have counted.
  15. In my eyes it would be best if Russia, France, Portugal and Ireland make it through the playoffs. Nothing against the other 4 nations but for the biggest football spectable, these teams need to get there. Ireland sucks. it would be best for bosnia to advance to bring back relevance in the balkans. yugoslavia was ranked 3rd in the world before the war in 1991 that broke the team apart and to have serbia and bosnia in the world cup would be crazy especially if they played each other because it could get ugly in the stands Their team isn't great but the Irish fans would add a lot to the atmosphere of the tournament, as just like us Scots, they are always up for a drink and a party. I kind of agree with Schnellders on this. Hard to picture a World Cup without the Irish. In my opinion neither France nor Portugal has proven they should be there in spite of the obvious talent but it will be weird if neither makes it out of the playoffs. Andrei Arshavin is another great player who could be left out of the WC if Russia doesn't make it. I wouldn't mind Bosnia but I think Ukraine has the best shot of the unseeded teams to get through. Do you mean this specific one or in general? Ireland has only made 3 world cups and besides 1990 they haven't done much. Both I guess. Only three WC but 3 out of the last 5 and Euro 1988. Quarterfinals (?) in 1990 and I think they made second round in both 94 and 2002. I know that's not much but they've had a solid national team for the last 20 years especially in the 90's, which pretty much encompasses most of my international soccer watching history. :lol
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