Gaddafi Jr. Captured

August 22, 2011

Reports from the Libyan capital Tripoli claim that Muammar Gaddafi’s third son Al-Saadi Gaddafi has been captured by rebels. Gaddafi Jr. enjoys his football and has captained the national team and was president of the Libyan football federation. He has tried his luck in Italy playing one match for Serie A club Perguia before failing a drug test. He was also a member of the board of Juventus where a Libyan consortium own 7.5%.

Chrildren in Tripoli

Source

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al-Saadi_al-Gaddafi

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Messi Mesmerizes Mourinho

April 27, 2011

Two moments of magic by Barcelona’s Lionel Messi resulted in a 0-2 victory in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final in Madrid. Messi netted his 51st and 52nd goals of the season and set up a probable final between Barca and Manchester United at Wembley in May.

Lionel Messi

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Tough Fight For Top Scorer Trophies

April 3, 2011

The fight for the title of top scorer in Europe’s biggest leagues is a two man race a couple of months before the end of the season.

Serie A:

  • Di Natale (Udinese) 25
  • Cavani (Napoli) 25

La Liga:

  • Ronaldo (Real Madrid) 27
  • Messi (Barcelona) 27

Bundesliga:

  • Cisse (Freiburg) 19
  • Gomez (Bayern Munich) 19

Premier League:

  • Berbatov (Manchester United) 20
  • Tevez (Manchester City) 19

Btw the Cisse at Freiburg is Papiss from Senegal not the former Liverpool striker Djibril who is currently at Panathinaikos in Greece.

 


Mourinho Finally Loses a Home Game

April 2, 2011

Sporting Gijon’s 1-0 win over Real Madrid at the Bernabeu is Jose Mourinho‘s first home league loss in nine years, spanning an incredible 151 matches. His previous defeat was while he was in charge of Porto. He never lost a home match at Chelsea or Inter.

The Bernabeu, Real Madrid

Read more here.

Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/12948539.stm

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Capello’s 100

March 30, 2011

According to the BBC, England manager, Fabio Capello, claims that he needs only a 100 words to communicate with his team.

Dictionary

Here’s 40 words which every manager should have in his vocabulary:

Run your socks off great advert for game two halves sick as parrot too good to go down no easy games over the moon strong on paper football  funny old never say die move up a gear at the end of the day

Any suggestions for the other 60?

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Paul Scholes Fined Fifteen Pound By FA

March 13, 2011

Manchester United terrier Paul Scholes was awarded his tenth yellow card of the season in yesterday’s Cup victory over Arsenal at Old Trafford and thereby earned the following punishment from the FA:

“10 Cautions

If a player receives 10 cautions between the first day of the season and the second Sunday in April they will suspended for a period of 2 matches and be fined ¬£15.”

Paul Scholes

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Ferguson vs Wenger FA Cup Record

March 11, 2011

Arsene Wenger took over in charge at Highbury before the 1996-97 season, ten years after that Alex Ferguson took over at Old Trafford.

Wenger has won the Premier League three times and the FA Cup four times. Only Ferguson has been more successful in the present era with 11 Premier League titles, five FA Cups and two Champions League wins.

Wenger has won 57,5% of his 836 matches in charge, while Ferguson has won 59% of his 1,375 in charge at United.

Fabregas and Anderson

They have met each other six times in the FA Cup:

  • 1998-99 Semi-final 0-0 and 2-1 to United in the replay
  • 2002-03 5th Round 0-2 to Arsenal at Old Trafford
  • 2003-04 Semi-final 1-0 to United.
  • 2004-05 Final Arsenal win 5-4 on penalties after 0-0
  • 2007-08 5th Round 4-0 to United at Old Trafford

United – Arsenal – United – Arsenal – United …

Photo: Gordon Flood