Sunday, July 31, 2011

United beats Barcelona 2-1. Oh well I'll take it. See you in the CL final.

A great moment was when the announcers were gushing over the "beautiful " passing and the "ole's"
from the Barca crowd.

Then right on cue, its, "Cleverly with the intercept....he has Owen in the clear....GOAL United!"

It was hilarious.  Pre-season yes, but damn funny. What United lacked was speed in the midfield in the past 2 matches with Barca. With a Cleverly, Nani, Young and Valencia racing on the counter attack...Barcalona's impudent high line can be exploited.

While passing is nice, you will be picked apart with a speedy counter. And it seems Fergie has got his speed. (Although Sneijder would still be nice.....)

You can have your 66% of the possession.  But 3 points is better. See what pretty passing has done for Arsenal.

http://m.espn.go.com/soccer/gamecast?gameId=325242&lang=EN

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Darrin Keaton - darrinkeaton@gmail.com

Monday, July 25, 2011

United's Evra: Nasri will win trophies at United

Best quote of the summer from United defender Patrice Evra when he related his conversation he had with Arsenal's Samir Nasri. While talking about his future, Evra said:

"You're a prince now, but if you want to be a king, then you need to play for Man United."

Brutal but true.

http://m.espn.go.com/soccer/story?storyId=937181&leagueTag=ENG.1&lang=EN&leagueTag=ENG.1&top

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Darrin Keaton - darrinkeaton@gmail.com

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Argentina out of Copa America : Can we stop the #Messi love now? #overrated

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...Argentina have Messi, Tevez, Di Maria, Mascherano, Zanetti, Zabaleta, Milito all on the field and they can't beat a Uruguay team with their only stars being an aging Forlan and unproven Suarez.

Weak

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Manchester City in deal to rename Eastlands - Who cares...its still City's home and they suck!

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.......... so the Arab dude who bought City pours almost $2billion USD (yes kids, that's BILLION) into City and no big star (except Tevez who could only put up with 2 years) wants to go there and they have one trophy to show for it.

I don't care how much money they have, they are still City and they will still be a second-tier club. They will never have sustained success. Why? Because they are City, that's why. If some megastar wants to play in England it's three clubs.... United, Chelsea and Liverpool a distant third.

Give them $5 billion... I don't care.

By the way, City lost $200 million (US) last year.... still bleeding money. Their rise to temporary limited success will be a blip on the radar and once again the highlight of their season will be trying to secure a point from United at the Manchester derby.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

US Women pull off a stunner with a 122nd minute equalizer and a shoot-out win. Bye bye Samba Girls!

.... Ok I'll admit that I'm a bit football starved so the women's game will have to suffice (sorry guys, MLS is almost as unwatchable as the NBA). But what these women lack in overall talent, the drama is every bit as tense as any match you have seen. And this match had it all.

Great match that saw the US women overcome yet another howler of a call by an official (far too many of these lately) that saw Brazil get another chance at a penalty that had already been saved by Hope Solo (encroachment was the call, which is just about the most pathetic call a ref can make).

Today Brazil looked much like Barcelona when they played Madrid in the UEFA Champions League; diving, complaining, faking injury. Shameful. But at least this time, the cheaters lost and a bad call did not end up being the game winning moment. By the end of the match, the entire stadium, except for the few hundred Brazil fans, was squarely on the side of the Americans. When Wambach scored the equalizer, the stadium erupted like it was being played the USA.

Good stuff.

USA, USA, USA

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Why does BHO get a pass from the media? BHO is their boy, that's why! A little flashback for ya...

Once upon a time, the media thought the 5.4% unemployment was akin to leading us into the next Great Depression....oh, but that was when Bush was president.

“The Labor Department reported today that the unemployment rate remained at 5.4 percent in September. What’s troubling is the number of jobs the economy did and did not create.... It’s the first net job loss on a President’s watch since Herbert Hoover during the Great Depression of the 1930s.”
-- Dan Rather, CBS Evening News, October 8, 2004.

Top Obama adviser says unemployment won't be key in 2012: He also said something about "eating cake"

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.... Typical, response from the shocking indifference this administration shows. Weren't these the same people that suggested people "get another job" to solve our financial crisis?

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Man Utd's O'Shea and Brown sign Sunderland deal

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Good luck to O'Shea and Brown. They have a room full of trophies for all their work with United. (Just don't play well against United)