Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Barnsley fans Vs. Manchester United

Another example of security asleep.



This isn't funny. Security were still standing around, didn't even chase them! What if instead of them kicking the ball, they attacked Foster?

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Copa del Rey


Real Madrid fell 4-0 today in the Copa del Rey to Alcorcon. The hot seat under Pelligrini has got to be blazing after today's drubbing at the hands of the third division side.

ETA by JoeyClams: Sid Lowe in the Guardian gives the lowdown on what the Spanish press are saying about the Real humiliation in the Copa del Rey. Basically, new Madrid president Florentino Perez, who went through 6 managers in 3 years during his last stint as president, is ready to throw his current manager under the bus. Seems this is a pattern for Perez. What isn't a pattern is buying defenders for his Galacticos 2.o experiment. Perez spent over £254m this summer and only £3.5m was spent on a defender. I guess he figured his team could just win games 10-9 or something. Whatever he thought, it's clear that Pelligrini is going to take the fall when all Perez has to do is look in the mirror to figure out what has gone wrong.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Do Kevin and Tom Realize this is an important game too?

Tonight DC United travels into Mexico to face Toluca in the CONCACAF Champions League. They are leaving Ben Olsen and Clyde Simms at home to rest from last Saturday's big league game and prepare for this weekends big league game, which have playoff implications.

DC wins and they are in. Any other results puts DC's fate in the hand of Marathon playing at San Juan Jabloteh (DC and Marathon are tied with 9 points but DC has the first tie breaker). San Juan is the bottom dweller in the group and home field advantage is not going to make up the skill difference.

DC on Saturday needs several things to fall there way to move into the MLS Playoffs but not win and in guarantee. MLS teams have not won a competitive game in Mexico since the league was founded. Why would you not try to own the thing you can control. A win and you are in versus saving players for a shot at a place in the MLS Playoffs.

Clearly DC has prioritized making the playoffs over this tournament. I don't know the economics of that decision but bet that is the reason.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009