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December 12th, 2006, 08:21 PM
Any Football/Soccer freaks out there....Well this thread is made for you.
> Talk about teams you admire
> Transfer lists
> Latest news about football/soccer
>Comments on games played, either today or yesterday
>Try to predict what the next game would be...Scores
>Why not talk about managers?
>Gossip and Rumors
P.S *For those who do not like football/soccer DO NOT POST ANYTHING
December 12th, 2006, 09:13 PM
barca is the best, and arsenal is goin down lol ;p
December 12th, 2006, 09:14 PM
arsenal, gunners, all the way!
i like barca, but lately the team is having trouble.
December 12th, 2006, 09:43 PM
hey kuwaiti did u hear what mourino said to wenger lately!?!?!?!?
December 13th, 2006, 08:04 PM
nope, but i think he insulted him lol. very natural coming from mourinho :lol:
December 13th, 2006, 08:19 PM
December 13th, 2006, 09:33 PM
OMG Zidanes headbutt :lol::lol:
December 13th, 2006, 11:46 PM
nicccccccccccccce :).....cool animated pic skouli thanx ;)
December 13th, 2006, 11:55 PM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/82/Arsenal_FC.png Arsenal 1
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/fd/Wigan_Athletic_crest.png Wigan 0
December 15th, 2006, 12:02 AM
Congrats Kuwait on beating us on HANDBALL 27-24! I think you guys are Asian Handball Champs! There is no handball thread so I just posted here!
December 15th, 2006, 02:04 AM
Congrats Kuwait on beating us on HANDBALL 27-24! I think you guys are Asian Handball Champs! There is no handball thread so I just posted here!
Thank you Halawala and see the chit chat thread (part 3) post #11 ;)
December 15th, 2006, 04:24 AM
Sorry but this thread is for football/soccer only :)...i said that on the begining...hope ur not disapointed:)
December 15th, 2006, 04:28 AM
congragulations 2 arsenal's winning creed :)
December 15th, 2006, 04:39 AM
thanx man ;)
December 15th, 2006, 04:14 PM
congrats to kuwait in handball...
lol sorry for going off off topic :P
anyways kuwait was good, and i think qatar should take defeat :D
back to soccer news.
al arabi is doing crap lately, in the kuwaiti league. i think they might just blow their chances out of the water.
but kuwait has a crap league anyways, so go Arsenal!! woohoo!
December 15th, 2006, 04:46 PM
December 15th, 2006, 05:22 PM
NYON, Dec 15/2006 --- Draw of the Champions League round of sixteen, as performed in Nyon, Switzerland on Friday (Today).
(1) FC Porto vs Chelsea
(2) Celtic vs AC Milan
(3) PSV Eindhoven vs Arsenal
(4) Lille vs Manchester United
(5) AS Roma vs Olympique de Lyon
(6) FC Barcelona vs Liverpool
(7) Real Madrid vs Bayern Munich
(8) Internazionale vs Valencia
Also from Nyon,Switzerland on Friday the draw for UEFA Cup:
(1) Zulte Waregem v Newcastle
(2) Braga v Parma
(3) Lens v Panathinaikos
(4) Leverkusen v Blackburn
(4) Hapoel Tel Aviv v Rangers
(5) Livorno v Espanyol
(6) Feyenoord v Tottenham
(7) Fenerbahce v AZ Alkmaar
(8) Werder Bremen v Ajax
(9) Spartak Moscow v Celta Vigo
(10) CSKA Moscow v Maccabi Haifa
(11) AEK Athens v PSG
(12) Benfica v Dinamo Bucharest
(13) Steaua Bucharest v Sevilla
(14) Shakhtar Donetsk v Nancy
(15) Bordeaux v Osasuna
December 15th, 2006, 09:20 PM
Zidane and Buffon honoured
France captain Zinédine Zidane was today named the best player of the FIFA World Cup, collecting the Golden Ball award despite his sending-off in last night's final defeat by Italy.
The playmaker stroked in his third goal of the tournament from the penalty spot in the seventh minute in Berlin, a strike cancelled out by Marco Materazzi's header in the 19th minute. Zidane was dismissed in extra time for butting the Italy defender in the chest, giving the Azzurri the impetus to win on penalties. The 34-year-old picked up the prize, voted for by journalists covering the event in Germany, ahead of Italy captain Fabio Cannavaro and his team-mate Andrea Pirlo.
Italy did receive some recognition, however, as Gianluigi Buffon claimed the Lev Yashin award for the tournament's outstanding goalkeeper, succeeding Germany's Oliver Kahn who also took the Golden Ball in 2002. Germany striker Miroslav Klose landed the Golden Shoe for finishing as the five-goal leading scorer at the finals, replicating his tally from 2002 in Korea/Japan. Brazil and Spain were the joint-winners of the FIFA Fair Play Award.
December 15th, 2006, 10:04 PM
Newcastle United: (15 players)
(1)N Solano groin 23rd Dec 06
(2)Emre ankle 20th Dec 06
(3)A Sibierski ankle no return date very doubtful
(4)C N’Zogbia knee no return date
(5)T Bramble calf 1st Jan 07
(6)K Dyer gashed leg 16th Dec 06 slight doubt
(7)S Harper sports hernia 26th Dec 06
(8)S Parker back 16th Dec 06 slight doubt
(9)D Duff knee 20th Dec 06
(10)C Moore hamstring 1st Jan 07
(11)O Bernard hip no return date
(12)T Krul knee 1st Jan 07
(13)S Carr bruised toe 26th Dec 06
(14)S Ameobi hip Jun 07
(15)M Owen knee (ACL) May 07
Everton: (10 players)
(1)I Turner groin 21st Jan 07
(2)J McFadden hamstring 17th Dec 06 doubtful
(3)L Osman hamstring 17th Dec 06 doubtful
(4)M Arteta ankle 26th Dec 06
(5)P P Neville knee 17th Dec 06 doubtful
(6)T Cahill medial knee ligament 14th Jan 07
(7)P Boyle stressed fractured back Mar 07
(8)T Hibbert groin no return date
(9)G Naysmith knee no return date
(10)A Pistone Achilles 14th Jan 07
Manchester City: (8 players)
(1)C Reyna hamstring 17th Dec 06 doubtful
(2)M Richards dead leg 17th Dec 06 doubtful
(3)D Hamann back 17th Dec 06 very doubtful
(4)N Weaver dead leg 17th Dec 06 doubtful
(5)T Sinclair knee 1st Jan 07
(6)D Mills stressed fractured shin no return date
(7)S Logan broken leg 1st Jan 07
(8)S Jihai hamstring 1st Jan 07
Blackburn Rovers: (7 players)
(1)A Todd ankle 16th Dec 06 doubtful
(2)B Emerton hamstring 26th Dec 06
(3)Z Khizanishvili groin 26th Dec 06
(4)J Roberts broken metatarsal 1st Feb 07
(5)S Reid back Feb 07
(6)P Enckelman ankle no return date
(7)R Nelson hamstring 31st Jan 07
Fulham: (7 players)
(1)C Bocanegra hamstring 18th Dec 06 doubtful
(2)A Niemi knee 26th Dec 06
(3)F Queudrue gashed ankle 18th Dec 06 doubtful
(4)J Bullard knee (ACL) Jun 07
(5)A Elrich knee Mar 07
(6)M Pembridge Achilles no return date
(7)S Elliott calf no return date
Reading: (7 players)
(1)K Seol foot 16th Dec 06 very doubtful
(2)G Murty bruised toe 16th Dec 06 doubtful
(3)B Convey knee 1st Jan 07
(4)S Cox broken leg 1st Jan 07
(5)P Mate knee Apr 07
(6)D Kitson Appendix 19th Jan 07
(7)A Brown broken leg 1st Jan 07
Arsenal: (5 players)
(1)T Henry hamstring 1st Jan 07
(2)W Gallas thigh 16th Dec 06 very doubtful
(3)T Rosicky hamstring 16th Dec 06 very doubtful
(4)V Diaby fractured ankle 21st Jan 07
(5)B Lauren knee 19th Dec 06
Aston Villa: (5 players)
(1)S Taylor knee 20th Jan 07
(2)T Sorensen knee 23rd Dec 06
(3)M Laursen medial knee ligament 9th Feb 07
(4)L Moore shoulder 9th Feb 07
(5)M Delaney knee no return date
Charlton Athletic: (5 players)
(1)R Kishishev calf 16th Dec 06 doubtful
(2)A Reid hamstring 16th Dec 06 doubtful
(3)D Traore hamstring 16th Dec 06 slight doubt
(4)J Thomas knee 26th Dec 06
(5)K Lisbie shoulder 10th Jan 07
Portsmouth: (5 players)
(1)B Mwaruwari hamstring 26th Dec 06
(2)N Kanu knee 16th Dec 06 doubtful
(3)L Lua-Lua thigh 13th Jan 07
(4)D Stefanovic knee no return date
(5)A Cole Achilles no return date
Liverpool: (4 players)
(1)B Zenden knee 1st Jan 07
(2)S Warnock groin 16th Dec 06 very doubtful
(3)M Sissoko dislocated shoulder Feb 07
(4)H Kewell septic arthritis no return date
Wigan Athletic: (4 players)
(1)A Valencia hamstring 16th Dec 06 very doubtful
(2)A de Zeeuw toe 16th Dec 06 very doubtful
(3)G Teale hamstring 16th Dec 06 very doubtful
(4)R Taylor broken leg 1st Jan 07
Chelsea: (3 players)
(1)C Cudicini thigh 17th Dec 06 doubtful
(2)J Cole fractured foot 1st Jan 07
(30P Cech fractured skull no return date
Tottenham Hotspur: (3 players)
(1)T Tainio virus 17th Dec 06 very doubtful
(2)J Jenas ankle 14th Jan 07
(3)R Keane knee 20th Jan 07
Watford: (3 players)
(1)B Foster knee 12th Jan 07
(2)M King knee Jun 07
(3)C Carlisle thigh no return date
West Ham United: (3 players)
(1)D Gabbidon hamstring 23rd Dec 06
(2)J Tomkins dislocated shoulder 6th Jan 07
(3)D Ashton broken ankle 26th Dec 06
Middlesbrough: (2 players)
(1)R Huth stressed fractured foot no return date
(2)T McMahon broken leg no return date
Sheffield United: (2 players)
(1)N Shipperley calf no return date
(2)L Tie leg haematoma no return date
Bolton Wanderers: (1 players)
(1)J O’Brien knee 20th Dec 06
Manchester United: (0 players)
* Estimated return to full training.
** Likelihood of making team selection for next first team match.
December 15th, 2006, 10:35 PM
Saturday 16/12/2006 Matches:
Charlton VS Liverpool
Arsenal VS Portsmouth
Newcastle VS Watford
Reading VS Blackburn Rovers
Wigan VS Sheffield Utd
Aston Villa VS Bolton
December 15th, 2006, 10:48 PM
Pts P W D L GF GA +/-
(1) Manchester United 44 17 14 2 1 38 9 29
(2) Chelsea 39 17 12 3 2 27 9 18
(3) Arsenal 29 17 8 5 4 27 13 14
(4) Portsmouth 28 17 8 4 5 23 14 9
(5) Liverpool 28 17 8 4 5 23 15 8
(6) Bolton Wanderers 27 17 8 3 6 19 15 4
(7) Reading 26 17 8 2 7 19 21 -2
(8) Aston Villa 25 17 5 10 2 21 17 4
(9) Tottenham Hotspur 25 17 7 4 6 20 21 -1
(10) Everton 24 17 6 6 5 20 17 3
(11) Wigan Athletic 22 17 6 4 7 20 22 -2
(12) Manchester City 20 17 5 5 7 14 20 -6
(13) Fulham 20 17 5 5 7 16 27 -11
(14) Newcastle United 19 17 5 4 8 15 19 -4
(15) Middlesbrough 17 17 4 5 8 14 22 -8
(16) Sheffield United 17 17 4 5 8 13 22 -9
(17) Blackburn Rovers 16 16 4 4 8 14 21 -7
(18) West Ham 14 17 4 2 11 10 24 -14
(19) Charlton Athletic 12 17 3 3 11 13 28 -15
(20) Watford 11 16 1 8 7 10 20 -10
*As in 16/12/2006
December 15th, 2006, 11:26 PM
well goodluck to arsenal and chelsea.
whos manchester united playing next? hopefully some team strong enough to lose against ? :D
December 16th, 2006, 03:18 PM
Sunday Matches(17/12/2006) :
December 16th, 2006, 03:30 PM
Barclays Premiership Top Scorers
(1) Drogba -Chelsea- 9
(2) Kanu -Portsmouth- 9
(3) Doyle -Reading- 8
(4) Rooney -Man Utd- 8
(5) Saha -Man Utd- 8
(6) Barry -Aston Villa- 6
(7) Bent -Charlton- 6
(8) Camara -Wigan- 6
(9) Henry -Arsenal- 6
(10) Johnson -Everton- 6
(11) Kuyt -Liverpool- 6
(12) Ronaldo -Man Utd- 6
(13) Berbatov -Tottenham- 5
(14) Cahill -Everton- 5
(15) Diouf -Bolton- 5
December 16th, 2006, 03:33 PM
December 16th, 2006, 03:38 PM
Arsenal defender William Gallas has revealed he would consider shaking hands with Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho and putting his acrimonious exit from Stamford Bridge behind him.
The France international joined the Gunners as part of the deal that took Ashley Cole to the champions on transfer deadline day.
Gallas had pushed for a move from Chelsea and the West Londoners later claimed he threatened to sabotage games if he was selected by Mourinho.
When asked by The Independent if he would shake the Chelsea manager's hand, he replied: "Why not? I think something happened and maybe I will shake his hand, maybe not.
"Maybe if he came in here now I would do it. I don't know.
"One day I will have the chance to say goodbye to Chelsea. I don't know when.
"I will have to say why I left Chelsea, but not now.
"I thought it was a shame because I wanted to leave Chelsea the proper way - but that is football."
December 16th, 2006, 03:44 PM
Porto deserve respect, says Mourinho
Chelsea FC manager José Mourinho said FC Porto "deserve respect" after the English champions were drawn against his former club in the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League today.
Mourinho won the UEFA Champions League with Porto in 2004 before moving to Stamford Bridge, but he put emotion to one side as he assessed Chelsea's chances of progressing to the quarter-finals. "A draw is a draw and especially in the last 16 of the Champions League you know a good team is coming your way," he said. "Porto is a team with tradition in European football and is a team with ambition so they deserve respect from us and they will have it. Do we want to go to the quarter-final? Of course. Are we confident? 100 per cent. But I repeat, only a good Chelsea playing at a high level will do it."
It is the second time Mourinho has come up against his old team since leading them to the UEFA Champions League title. The two clubs were paired in the group stage in 2004/05 and Mourinho came out on top at Stamford Bridge. The two-times European champions got their revenge at the Estádio do Dragão two months later, a 2-1 victory taking them through to the knockout rounds alongside Chelsea.
So heated was the reception awaiting Mourinho at the Dragão that Chelsea assistant manager Steve Clarke took his place at the pre-match press conference because of security concerns. Porto coach Jesualdo Ferreira, though, looked to take the sting out of this latest reunion. "I don't have anything special to do with Chelsea, so I won't be drawn into talking about anything else," he said. "They are a very strong team who want to win the competition and we have two months to improve our game. We're very pleased to play against them but it won't be easy."
While Chelsea had never been drawn against Portuguese opposition before 2004/05, Porto – who will also welcome Chelsea players Hilário, Ricardo Carvalho and Paulo Ferreira back to the Dragão – are more familiar with English sides. They qualified from Group G this season as runners-up to Arsenal FC and earned their place in the knockout phase after a goalless draw against Arsène Wenger's men in Porto last week.
Mourinho himself has guided Porto in a memorable tie against English opposition, famously walking down the tunnel at Old Trafford with arms raised in defiant celebration in March 2004 after Costinha's last-minute goal had taken his team into the quarter-finals at Manchester United FC's expense. Two months later Mourinho would lift the trophy as Porto were crowned champions for the second time. The first leg will be played at the Dragão on Wednesday 21 February with the return two weeks later at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday 6 March.
December 16th, 2006, 03:46 PM
Liverpool stand in Barça's way
FC Barcelona have been paired with Liverpool FC following today's UEFA Champions League first knockout round draw in a meeting of the last two trophy winners.
Camp Nou return
The holders and Spanish champions will welcome the five-time European champions to Camp Nou for the first leg of the tie before making the return trip to Anfield. In another eye-catching fixture, European football's most successful club, Real Madrid CF, who have lifted the trophy nine times, face FC Bayern München, German champions and winners of the European Champion Clubs' Cup on four occasions, the last in 2001. The matches will be played over two legs on 20/21 February and 6/7 March.
Elsewhere, FC Porto have been drawn against English title-holders Chelsea FC, managed by their former coach José Mourinho, who led the Portuguese standard-bearers to their second continental crown in 2004. Celtic FC, Britain's first kings of Europe in 1967 who have progressed beyond the UEFA Champions League group stage for the first time, will encounter AC Milan, who have claimed the trophy six times. French champions Olympique Lyonnais, losing quarter-finalists in the last three seasons, tackle AS Roma, finalists in 1984 yet knockout phase debutants. Meanwhile, FC Internazionale Milano, twice tournament supremos in the 1960s, will travel to Valencia CF, finalists in 2000 and 2001, for their first leg.
December 16th, 2006, 05:19 PM
no one stands in barca's way, we'll destroy them into pieces
December 16th, 2006, 10:39 PM
Arsenal 2-2 Portsmouth
Aston Villa 0-1 Bolton
Newcastle 2-1 Watford
Reading 1-2 Blackburn
Wigan 0-1 Sheff Utd
Charlton 0-3 Liverpool
December 17th, 2006, 11:12 PM
arsenals match with portsmouth was disappointing. reallllyyy dissapointing. but thank god we managed to pull back 2 goals. i could just imagine the looks on wenger's face had arsenal lost that match lol!
really arsenal plays really good matches. good and sexy football lol, but the final finishing is lacking. thats keeping arsenal behind, and their defence is weak too. but its weird how we lost to west ham or man city, and beat liverpool, man utd and almost chelsea :D
anyways tonight was super! 3-2 for chelsea, and man utd lost 0-1 against west ham.
hamdillah, man utd are slipping back. i dont want them to take the league lol :lol:
im a londoner fan, screw manchester :P
January 20th, 2007, 04:42 PM
Hard Luck!!! :P
January 20th, 2007, 04:51 PM
loool so we lost ?? :lol: by how much ??
January 20th, 2007, 04:55 PM
^^^Like Helllllllllllllo!! 2-1 against Oman! LOOOL! Crazy, my computer still cant upload :(!
January 20th, 2007, 05:03 PM
LOOOL not bad ;p soo your internet is bo 6agaaaa :lol:
January 20th, 2007, 05:30 PM
^^^LOOOL! I guess.. its supposed to be wireless and I just installed an access point, its supposed to be stronger.