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Thanks [br]Posted on: December 24, 2006, 10:47:14 PM_________________________________________________EPL fans, Rejoice!
In honor of the Boxing Day tradition, there will be matches on December 26th 2006.
Here are the match lineup:
Chelsea 2-2 Reading
CHE: Drogba 38',72'; REA: L. Lita 67', Essien (o.g) 86'
Tottenham H. 2-1 Aston Villa
TOT: Defoe 58', 72'; AST: Barry 82'
West Ham U. 1-2 Portsmouth
WHU: Sheringham 81'; POR: Primus 16',38'
Blackburn R. 1-0 Liverpool
BLA: McCarthy 49'
Bolton W. 2-1 Newcastle U.
BOL: Ramage (o.g) 33', Anelka 57'; NEW: Dyer 8'
Everton 0-0 Middlesbrough
Manchester U. 3-1 Wigan Athletic
MANU: Ronaldo 47', 50' Solksjaer 59'; WIG: Baines (pen.) 90'
Sheffield U. 0-1 Manchester C.
MANC: Ireland 79'
Watford 1-2 Arsenal
WAT: Smith 23'; ASNL: Silva 10', van Persie 83'
EPL Match for Dec 27th 2006
Charlton 2-2 Fulham
CHA: Ambrose 19', D. Bent 45'; FUL: McBride 13', Quedrue 90'
[br]Posted on: December 25, 2006, 07:06:32 PM_________________________________________________Matches in Eredivisie for Dec 26th 2006
Feyenoord Rotterdam 1-1 PSV Eindhoven
FEY: Charisteas 38'; PSV: Cocu 24'
Willem II Tilburg 2-1 Excelsior Rotterdam
WIL: Imschoot 82',84'; EXC: Slory 10'
FC Groningen 0-1 Sparta Rotterdam
SPAR: van Bueren 64'
Matches in Eredivisie for Dec 27th 2006
Den Haag - RKC Waalwijk
FC Twente Enschede - AZ Alkmaar
FC Utrecht - Heracles Almelo
NAC Breda - Vitesse Arnhem
NEC Nijmegen - SC Heerenveen
Ajax Amsterdam - Roda Kerkrade
[br]Posted on: December 25, 2006, 07:09:32 PM_________________________________________________Scotland Premier League schedule for Dec 26th 2006
Hearts 3-2 Hibernian
HEA: Hartley 2', Jankauskas 49, Mikolunas 70'; HIB: Killen 54' Shiels (pen.) 61'
Aberdeen 3-1 Kilmarnock
ABE: Maguire 6', Nicholson 9', Lovel 87'; KIL: Naismith 89'
Celtic 2-2 Dundee United
CEL: O'Dea 78', Nakamura 80'; DUN: Robertson 17', Samuel 58'
Dunfermline 0-2 Motherwell
MOT: Fitzpatrick 26', McDonald 79'
St. Mirren 1-0 Falkirk
STM: Lappin 67'
[br]Posted on: December 25, 2006, 11:16:32 PM_________________________________________________International Friendly
Thailand 2-0 Singapore
Check back this post for final time results!
My pick on EPL (Boxing Day)
Chelsea - Reading
Tottenham H. - Aston Villa
West Ham U. - Portsmouth
West Ham 1-0
Blackburn R. - Liverpool
Bolton W. - Newcastle U.
Everton - Middlesbrough
Manchester U. - Wigan Athletic
Sheffield U. - Manchester C.
Watford - Arsenal
bax, lotsa confidence after crashing Blackburn with a 6-2 win, eh?
Yeah I hope they play well like when they trashed Blackburn ^^ Actually, I kinda hope MU lost so they can close the gap at the top, but judging from their performance lately, it's kinda hard to deny them a winOriginally Posted by ichimaru_gin_n_tonic
You got that right, mister! Currently United has been blessed with only minor injuries problems and the way the team are playing right now, it would be hard to see them lost a match. I wish Reading could hold Chelsea with a draw, but they got Drogba. That guy is like the new Christian Vieri (in his golden days, of course), his off the ball movement is good, his shot are incredible, and his handling of vertical pass is not to shabby (Vieri's better, but Bierhoff is the best!).[br]Posted on: December 25, 2006, 08:10:00 PM_________________________________________________Haven't seen Xophien hangin' around this board. I'd love some news on Ligue 1.Originally Posted by bax
As much as I dislike Chelsea (only for their monopoly shopping spree), Drogba is great. He's tall, big and strong. And Chelsea got the tendency to score last minute goals
Mourinho is good at making attacking plays. They can close up their half and keep the opponent chasing for the ball, just when they're distracted enough... BAM! they score! Either it's by Didi or someone else, including a certain player who likes to make long range shots.
Another team i'd love to see winning is Portsmouth, not only because they wear my name on their shirt. But Redknapp managed to turn the lame team to one of the feared ones this season.
I don't deny Mourinho's brain at all In fact, He's one of the best managers out there
Sheva is a waste for me, but they still have Lampard for long range and Terry is good at set pieces. Plus Robben and Joe Cole is still there too
And yes, Portsmouth is great this season. Much like Wigan a few seasons ago ^^ As much as I support Arsenal, the team is pretty penetrable at the back They are great at fatst and counter attacking but while they score goals, the also tend to let easy goals into their net >.>
Not just new tough defenders, Arsenal also need a new Vieira and a change of goalkeeper would be good, 37 is not exactly a great age for goalie anymore. I was surprised when they sold Campbell to Portsmouth. I heard there's bad blood between Wenger and Campbell now.
Yeah.. and Lehmann is not my ideal keeper either >.< He seems to have seasons in his performance >.> I guess, his time should be over after World Cup. Perhaps they need to give some younger candidates the post. but yet again, until they settle their defensive problems, they shouldn't chnage I guess >.<
And good defenders are hard to find nowadays. And Arsenal is not the type to pay big transfer fees like MU or Chelsea >.>[br]Posted on: December 26, 2006, 08:56:52 AM_________________________________________________Bwahhahahaha....
Chelsea drew (no offense to Chelsea fans)
Well, the L1 players are currently taking a break so there's not really much to say^^;; since the french league starts a few weeks before most of the other european leagues, they take a two-weeks break for ChristmasOriginally Posted by ichimaru_gin_n_tonic
So actually, the only interesting thing right now is the matter of Frédéric Piquionne, Saint-Etienne's striker, that Lyon >_< wants to buy. Hopefully, we'll manage to keep him (he's one of the best scorers of the french league this year), but Lyon has bigger wages
But, well, I'll give news of the french league when it'll start again. I'm gonna make a .txt file where I'll write "Lyon has won 1-0 at the 87th minute" so I can copy-paste it each time
Football thread? Juventus rocks! Lots of traitors it seems, but Juve will rise once again! (and long live Del Piero) :P
And Inter seems to be winning Series A (unfortunately) while Juve series B (hopefully).
Oh and a lil' question, is Ronlado still fat? (forgot to read the articles lately )
He was slowly gaining his ideal weight at the World Cup. But it seems that he is still slow at the moment. I miss his performance around the year 1997 and 1998Originally Posted by ibra87
And yay for Arsenal again ^^ Bleh.. but MU won >.> Chelsea drew ^^ and Liverpool lost
Makes the fight for top four places more open now ^^ (except for the runaway top spot ofcourse)
Looks like Lyon's owner got the Abrahamovicitis. Don't let them give him up, Xoph!Originally Posted by Xophien
Portsmouth won too! Well, they was playing against the Hammers and it took an old guy like Teddy to score. It's a shame really considering their team materials, they could do better.Originally Posted by bax
@ibra: yes, he still is
Sorry I cant update the result for Eredivisie match on the 27th. I kept getting time out everytime i try to acces my source...