Saturday, February 27, 2010

New Threads

Sick nasty. I'm digging the new USA kit. Bring on South Africa!

Michael Ballack Sucks

I just finished watching the highlights from some of today's EPL games and saw that Man City beat Chelsea 4-2. This makes me happy. First of all it tightens up the race at the top and prevents the Blues from going 4 points clear. It also just so happens that I can't stand half of the players on Chelsea's squad. Didier Drogba: diver. Ashley Cole: hack with a hot temper. John Terry: a guy who sleeps with a teammate's wife, real classy. And now we come to the biggest piece of crap of them all, Michael Ballack. To be honest, I don't know why I dislike the German so much, but when I saw that he got a red card for a dirty tackle on Tevez, I was delighted.

Maybe it is the fact that he is always throwing crappy tackles on opponents. Maybe it is the fact that he plays for Chelsea, the NY Yankees of soccer. Maybe it is the fact that he is perpetually screaming and crying to the officials about missed calls. I can't put my finger on it, but it's official: Michael Ballack sucks.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Fulham Wins 2-1

A crucial mid table fixture saw Fulham versus Birmingham today. The score line ended up 2-1 in favor of the Cottagers, but they were actually were responsible for all three goals. While I love to see defenders attacking the goal for crosses coming in from the wings, Chris Baird's goal is not what I had in mind. A really strange, unmarked header straight back at the Fulham goal saw Birmingham take the 1-nil lead on the own goal. Damien Duff equalized with a stunning left footed rocket to see the match level at one a piece. And then, better late than never with Bobby Zamora banging home a free kick in the 90th minute to give Fulham 3 points.

This win put Fulham even on points with Birmingham City and only one point behind red hot Everton. I really hope Fulham can keep getting results here. It would also be lovely for Dempsey to make a recovery and get some quality minutes prior to South Africa in June. Enjoy the goals below (all 3 of Fulham's).

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Mistakes Cost Arsenal

First a cross from a Porto winger is pushed into the net by Fabianski. Then this bonehead play. It definitely looks like Campbell touched the ball back and then stupidly, Fabianski picks it up. If at all possible, I don't think he will be seeing anymore time between the posts this season.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Champions League is Back

Champions League action kicked off again today with two pretty big matches being shown on TV. Manchester United was able to take care of business at the San Siro with a 3-2 win over AC Milan. Wayne Rooney had a brace for the Red Devils with two nicely placed headers. Below you can see Clarence Seedorf's cheeky consolation goal for the home side.

In the other big game, Lyon was able to beat the new "Galacticos" of Real Madrid. The final score was 1-0 thanks to a beautiful strike from Makoun. Let's see if Madrid can rebound when the tie returns to Madrid.