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What a great week of football.
Arsenal has beaten Liverpool twice at Anfield (five of six people who I live with is Liverpool-fans. Have I been mocking them? What do you think? ), and Chelsea managed only to make a draw against Wycombe.
Little Wycombe, who plays in the 4th highest league in England!
We had almost the same thing in France, with Lyon almost making a draw in French Cup, against Bayonne who plays in the 4th french league, but Lyon ended up winning 2-1, with Juninho scoring a 30m free kick, fifteen minutes from the end, as alwaysOriginally Posted by Alex-san
That Juninho, eh? Never stops astonding me a second...
Anyways, David Beckham has signed for LA Galaxy. Wonder how thats going to be like....
As good as he is. His move will just mean more plastic surgery for his wife.Originally Posted by Alex-san
Personally.. I think it's a bad thing.
Let's face it, like him or hate him, David Beckham is a fangirl/boy dream. I have a feeling he will popularize soccer to a certain degree in the states, depending on whether he decides to play seriously, or just play from the sidelines while enjoying his money.
If football is popularized in the U.S., I would fear for the future of the sport.. I mean, with the budget the teams here can afford, all the good players will leave Europe and come here for ridiculous amounts of money. My favorite club is debating whether to spend 1.5 million on an Italian foward that seems like he has a bright future because that is the most money the club has ever payed for a player! How are teams supposed to compete with 100+ million dollar American contracts?
I dunno, hopefully Americans won't be avid football watchers like me and think, "well even though he's and old man's 36 and garbage in Europe, he's still the best player in the U.S. so i'll watch it anyway" because if they do.. well ratings + popularity will ruin soccer in the world IMO. I would hate it if Europe lost it's elite status as "top rated" football (even though the best team in the Brazilian league once again defeated Barcelona in the world tournament).
Heh, well said.
I dont mind that the American league will become bigger, but not on the cost of the European leagues quality.Internacional and São Paulo DID indeed beat both Liverpool and Barcelona, but I dare say that it was pure luck. Both were utterly outplayed, but were much more effective.
Still, I personally didnt mind, sice I dont like either one. ( Barcelona and Liverpool, that is)
_________________________________________________EPL Match for January 13 2007
Watford 0-3 Liverpool
LIV: Bellamy 34', Crouch 40', 48'
West Ham 3–3 Fulham
WES: Zamora 28', Benayoun 46', 64'; FUL: Radzinski 17', McBride 59', Christanval 90'
Sheffield U. 1–1 Portsmouth
SHE: Quinn 22'; POR: O'Neill 81'
Manchester U. 3–1 Aston Villa
MANU: Park 11', Carrick 13', Ronaldo 35'; AST: Agbonlahor 52'
Chelsea 4–0 Wigan
CHE: Lampard 14', Robben 63' Kirkland(o.g.) 70', Drogba 90'
Charlton 1–3 Middlesbrough
CHA: Hasselbaink 27'; MID: Cattermole 45', Arca 64', Yakubu 68'
Bolton 0–0 Manchester C.
Blackburn 0-2 Arsenal
ARS: Toure 37', Henry 71'
EPL Match for January 14 2007
Everton 1-1 Reading
EVE: Johnson 81'; REA: Lescott (o.g.) 27'
Tottenham 2-3 Newcastle
TOT: Defoe 14', Berbatov 54'; NEWC: Huntington 14', Martins 72', Butt 73'
I watched the game between ManU and Villa. The way united play for the first 20-30 minutes was simply amazing! Chelsea plaed well to. I guess the story about Mourinho quitting Chelsea did not affect them.
Thanks for the EPL results, Alex-san!
ManUtd played great, but Rooney and Saha missed out on a lot of good shot. They should've scored more.
On the other hand, Newcastle looks better and I hope their performance will get better.
The best team of the world (São Paulo ofcourse) is going to win its first match of the year tomorrow =D
The best team is definitely Inter. ^^
12 straight wins in serie A. 51 points in 19 matches. Best team of the world according to FIFA and ESPN right now.
OK, OK second best then XD
Definitely the best Brazilian team. ^^
And Sao Paulo's uniform is coooool.
Yeah ^^ A friens of my father (which is one of the directors of SP) is going to give to me one SP uniform with all player' signatures =D