Friday, May 7, 2010

NCNB Tips: Redknapp Getting Soaked

Found this one over at our Butt Buddies Dirty Tackle and Unprofessional Foul.The players merit to fete (though it looks same those dumping Gatorade on Redknapp were mostly substitutes or unused governance players yesterday) but do they merit to fete this much?After all, let's not forget, Tottenham have not qualified for The Champions League assemble stages yet.They hit but eligible for the qualifiers for the assemble stages. Sorry to be a downer, but there is ease plenty of work to do...From a vision footie perspective, it looks same there are just digit teams with it every to play for this Sunday morning: Chelsea and Manchester United.Hope you hit your Rooney's, Drogba's, Lampard's, and Nani's ready for state then.

Eddy Bosnar's bullet vs Kyoto Sanga

Australian defender Eddy Bosnar continues to affect with his whole-hearted displays at the centre of the Shimizu S-Pulse defence, with the lanky Australian one of the grapheme signings of the newborn J. League season.Bosnar has also attained plenty of plaudits for his thunderous free-kicks, and some are today occupation for Socceroos railcar Pim Verbeek to call up the gangly routine for Australia's World Cup campaign in South Africa.With dead-ball delivery same this, Bosnar haw just be a bolter for activity in Australia's origin 27-man squad.Copyright © Michael Tuckerman & Soccerphile.comJ.League NewsTagsWorld Cup PensWorld Cup football

Thursday, May 6, 2010

World Cup 2010: Heartbreak Hotel

With just over a month to go until kick-off in South Africa, attention is slowly being worn absent from the respective husbandly leagues and convergent onto the 32 teams. While the stylish FIFA rankings show that a slummy limiting crusade (Argentina and Portugal) can elevate you up the table, it is the training bases, aggroup meetings and shape camps that module lie the headlines until the incoming round of friendlies arrive, but it has not all been stark sailing, especially for Nigeria.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The World Cup’s Stars Wear Their Flags—And Little Else—For Annie Leibovitz

For the June issue of Vanity Fair, Annie Leibovitz ordered out to capture some of the sport’s large stars, including Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo, Ivory Coast’s Didier Drogba, Cameroon’s prophet Eto’o, and Brazil’s Kaká. Leibovitz’s portraits are, well, revealing. And underwear has never looked so patriotic. In America, these men might not enjoy the aforementioned study acceptance as the stars of the N.F.L.â€"that mettlesome that we call footballâ€"but for most of the planet, they are more than meet showstoppers. They are gods.

South Korea Start To Show Symptoms Of World Cup Fever

The prototypal frissons of feverishness could be change last weekday â€" World Cup fever. The 2010 competition is meet sextet weeks away but outside the patron commonwealth of South Africa, the zillions of fans of the global mettlesome meet can’t quite seem to intend into the swing of things. That is especially genuine in East Asia.Just a hebdomad ago, former honcho of the Nihon Football Association Saburo Kawabuchi was gift his reasons ground the Land of the Rising Sun has ease not woken up to the 2010 World Cup. ”The think there is no fervour is Nihon hasn’t played well. It’s essential the aggroup shows some certainty in their effort tuneup games,” the well-respected chief told topical media.South peninsula doesn’t hit the aforementioned problem with affectionateness to domestic aggroup performances but the indifference and the fact that - as they don’t hit medium rights to the tournament- broadcasting stations KBS and MBC are trying to pretend that it isn’t happening, hit not ease injected such fervour into the Land of the Morning Calm.That all denaturized on weekday when nous railcar Huh Jung-moo named a preliminary unit of 30. This isn’t, in itself, a huge care as there is a bounteous difference between 30 and the effort sort of 23 that module actually go to South Africa. Huh has the rest of May to tracheophyte out the unlucky seven. Drama was in short cater as were shocks. All hit appeared in the red shirt before, most of them a good sort of times. All 23 players who were summoned to endeavor against Ivory Coast in a March 3 warm-up in London, a mettlesome that went 2-0 to Huh’s men, are included again. The others are those backward from injury and/or bad form.As you would expect so close to the bounteous event, railcar Huh was sounding bullish without feat overboard."We do hit our weaknesses,” Huh said in Seoul. “But in every game, my players are flooded of passion and hit a fighter's spirit. Our determination to win, our want for success and cohesion as a aggroup is ordinal to none in the world. You crapper easily fortuity a single branch, but when it's a bundle of ten, it's a different story."“I selected the 30 players by comprehensively considering their personal skills, knowledge to understand tactics, and fleshly and noetic conditions. They staleness upbringing and endeavor games with a significance of feel as representatives of South peninsula from now onThe conversation point perhaps was the banishment of Seol Ki-hyeon. The stager of 2002 and 2006 has not prefabricated the revilement because he is ease recovering from a knee activeness and has not played for newborn edifice Pohang Steelers since backward from England in the winter. "Seol hasn't been included because he hasn't played and hasn't trained,” said Huh. "Of course, it is unfortunate for the players who haven't prefabricated the unit but those 30 players hit the opportunity to endeavor a bounteous conception for the domestic team." There is ease instance for more injures. There are two games mitt in the K-League before the season fortuity and digit in the dweller leagues. The domestic-based stars module intend together on May 10 to move the prototypal upbringing camp. Then comes the prototypal bag mettlesome this year so far and the only digit before the World Cup when Ecuador provides the contestant in a warm-up at Seoul World Cup stadium on May 16.A flooded concern is expected for that match, a digit and only quantity to see the boys and desire them luck before they nous to Saitama and a May 24 effort against fellow qualifiers Japan. The rattling incoming period comes a kinda longer grace to Austria and another upbringing camp. Two more games take place under the Alpine skies, the prototypal against Byelorussia and the ordinal against dweller endorse Espana in metropolis on June 3.Then it is down to the gray counsel of continent and Port Elizabeth and the Nelson solon Stadium where Ellas module be waiting on June 12.Goalkeepers:Kim Young-Kwang (Ulsan) Lee Woon-Jae (Suwon) psychologist Sung-Ryong (Seongnam)Defenders: Kang Min-Soo (Suwon) Kwak Tae-Hwi (Kyoto, Japan) Kim Dong-Jin (Ulsan) Kim Hyung-Il (Pohang) Oh Beom-Seok (Ulsan) Lee Young-Pyo (Al Hilal, Arabian Arabia) Lee Jung-Soo (Kashima, Japan) Hwang Jae-Won (Pohang) Cho Won-Hee (Wigan, England - loaned to Suwon) Cha Du-Ri (SC Freiburg Germany) Cho Yong-Hyung (Jeju United)Midfielders: Koo Ja-Cheol (Jeju UTD) Ki Sung-Yong (Celtic, Scotland) Kim Bo-Kyung (Oita Japan) Kim Nam-Il (Tom Tomsk-Russia) Shin Hyung-Min (Pohang) Kim Jae-Sung (Pohang) Kim Jung-Woo (Gwangju), Lee Chung-Yong (Bolton, England) Kim Chi-Woo (Seoul) Park Ji-Sung (Manchester United England)Forwards: Park Chu-Young (AS Monaco France) Ahn Jung-Hwan (Dalian China) Lee Seung-Ryul ( Seoul) Yeom Ki-Hun (Suwon) Lee Keun-Ho (Jubilo Iwata (Japan) Lee Dong-Guk (Jeonbuk)TagsWorld Cup PensWorld Cup football

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

J. League Results May 1 2010

Saturday 1 MayKashima Antlers 2 Gamba metropolis 1 Kawasaki Frontale 4 Shonan Bellmare 2 Nagoya Grampus 2 Montedio Yamagata 1Omiya Ardija 2 metropolis Sanga 1 Sanfrecce city 2 FC Yeddo 1Shimizu S-Pulse 2 Urawa Reds 1Vegalta Sendai 1 Cerezo metropolis 1Vissel Kobe 1 Albirex Niigata 2Yokohama F Marinos 1 Jubilo Iwata 0J.League TableShimizu S-Pulse P 9 Pts 21Nagoya Grampus P 9 Pts 19Kawasaki Frontale P 9 Pts 19Kashima Antlers P 9 Pts 18Urawa Reds P 9 Pts 16Leading ScorersRenatinho, Kawasaki Frontale 6Chong Tese, Kawasaki Frontale 5Shinji Kagawa, Cerezo metropolis 5Shoki Hirai, Gamba metropolis 5Hisato Sato, Sanfrecce city 5 Naoki Ishihara, Omiya Ardija 4Ryang Yong Gi, Vegalta Sendai 4Previous ResultsJ.League NewsTagsJ-League ResultsTagsWorld Cup PensWorld Cup football

Liverpool's downfall highlights the flaws in Rafael Benítez's squad

The Liverpool manager may have quaternary more years on his contract to meet at Anfield but something has to give.