Spotted this one over on NPR - the most boring day of the 20th century was April 11th
1954. I am not sure who has the time to work things out like this but now I am interested
in trying to uncover what was happening in the world of soccer that day!
"Lots of things happened on April 11, 1954.
That's right! We have secured a brand new pair of Nike CR7 Safari soccer boots
for one lucky AttackingSoccer winner. This is something we had been intending to do for a while but
now seems to be a great time for a giveaway, right before the holiday season.
The pair up for grabs come in a size 10, but we are willing to try trade them in for the a size
of the winners choosing.
This interview is from earlier this year top of our WAG list Cheryl Cole talks
about her relationship with ex-husband and Arsenal defender Ashley Cole, and her
love for Newcastle. This girl is stunning Ashley Cole is crazy.
This Thailand team must be ashamed of themselves after been out run by a
Spector who grabbed a brace
Manchester United went to Upton Park tonight on back of a 7-1 stuffing handed out to
Blackburn at the week-end. But it was United who were on the receiving end of this stuffing as West
Ham opened the United defence like Moses parted the Red Sea.
Vancouver Whitecaps are the latest club to be linked with ending Ireland and Tottenham
striker Robbie Keanes nightmare second stint at White Hart Lane. And it wouldn't surprise me if he
did join the MLS, His MissusÂ has told how she would love a move Stateside already this
Aston Villa are still favourites for his signature in January but the Whitecaps could be able to
use Chief Executive Paul Barber who spent five years at Tottenham as a director to make the
Â Scum-Bag Real Madrid defender tried to end superstar Argentine Maestro Lionel Messi's
career last night as Barcelona destroyed Madrid 5-0, with a tackle not fit for a Cage fight. The
incident sparked a row with all player's coming to join the melee but most just to calm things
down. Ramos was shown a straight red card but surely he deserves more than a slap on the
Barcelona dominate El Clasico and come away with a
comprehensive 5-0 win over Real Madrid. It was billed the battle of superstars
Messi and Ronaldo but it turned into the Barcelona show.
David Villa bagged 2 goals, Xavi, Pedro and Effran with the other strikes.
Golfer Ian Poulter lost over half a million Dollars yesterday and 20 ranking points
which would have seen him leapfrog Lee Westwood into third place in the Race to Dubai after
dropping his ball onto the edge of his Platinum marker, the coin flipped and European Referee Andy
McFee told him of his dropped shot for the incident leaving Robert Karlsson with two shots to sink
a four foot putt to claim the Title.
The FA Cup Third Round draw was made yesterday and you would be forgiven if you thought
it was fixed.
Rockstar's Noel Gallagher and Serge Pizzorno made the Live draw and both men picked their own
teams to play one another. Serge pulled out his beloved Leicester City, while Noel pulled out
Another exciting week-end of EPL action which saw under-fire United striker
Dimitar BerbatovÂ bang in 5 GoalsÂ to
silence many of his critics, Arsenal also bounced back from their Disastrous
WeekÂ to beat Aston Villa 4-2 to keep their EPL title challenge alive, below are
some of the EPL gossip from today's Sunday Newspapers.
Liverpool keeper Pepe Reina has revealed his worst fears and they have nothing to do
with facing Gareth Bale and Tottenham tomorrow, but maybe they should.
Reina fears there maybe an exodus of top player's at the club should they miss out on Champions
League football for a second season in a row.
Arsenal take 3 points at Villa Park and manage to hold on to a lead for once!
Following the result, Arsenal went back top of the Premier League for a few hours.
Berbatov ended up bagging 5 goals in a 7-1 win for Man Utd
versus Blackburn on Saturday. First half highlights that saw United enter the
Nigeria and West Brom striker Peter Odemwinkie believes the recent snowfall can help him
and his team-mates extinguish Everton's fire today as before his move from Russian side Lokomotiv
Moscow he was nicknamed Peter 'Snow' after playing outstandinglyÂ in -8 degree weather in
The Russian born striker hopes the current cold snap can help West Brom gain their first win in
five EPL games.
A week is a long time in Football, on Saturday Afternoon ArsenalÂ looked to beÂ cruising
to a 2-0 victory over London rivals Spurs a result which would have seen them top of the EPL this
week. Instead they lie in third spot two points behind Manchester United and Chelsea after Spurs
pulled off a Shock 3-2 win over their London Rivals.
RealÂ Madrid superstar and former Manchester United attacker Cristiano Ronaldo's
Girlfriend Irina Shayk was at the centre of a major row after GQ magazine published photo's of the
Model wearing no knickers.
Irina's agents Elite have threatened to sue the magazine over the pictures which they claim were
air brushed into showing the Model knicker-less in order to sell more copies and we can see why it
would sell more copies!
UEFA are to investigate both Xabi Alonso and Sergio Ramos after both Real Madrid
player's were sent-off for time wasting against Ajax on Tuesday night in their 4-0 win over the
Dutch side which included Cannibal Luis Suarez.
Manager Jose Mourinho could also be in hot water after been seen talking to sub keeper Jerzy
Dudek with his hand over his mouth.
Wayne Rooney scored on his first start for United since his controversial Contract
Talks. Rooney scored from the Penalty spot after full-back Fabio was kicked in the head by Ranger's
attacker Steven Naismith, albeit by accident with four minutes remaining. Despite this the striker
is Not out of the Woods just yet with the fans.
Ajax captain Luis Suarez had been banned for two games by the club after biting Otman
Bakkal on the shoulder at the weekend during their tie with PSV.
Suarez bite Bakkal after Bakkal stood on his foot after a dust-up in the middle of the park.
But he has now been given a domesticÂ 7 match ban by the Dutch Federation, however he will be
allowed to play in the Champions League tie against AC Milan in December.
Try figuring this one out. During the UCSB versus Cal NCAA
second round game this past week, UCSB midfielder Luis Silva (blue jersey) went in
on a pretty standard 50-50 tackle, winning the ball in the process. The Cal player,
Servando Carrasco (white jersey), gets up off the ground and blatantly punches
Silva before he goes diving to the ground.
Borussia Dortmund's Kuba Blaszczykowski joined the list of misses of the season
after knocking the ball over the bar in their Bundesliga clash with Freiburg. Dortmund held on to
win the game 2-1 making Kuba's miss less important on the result. But it will certainly go down as
one of the worst misses ever!
What extraordinary results yesterday in the EPL, Chelsea beaten,
Arsenal Defeated, Bolton hammer
Newcastle, West Ham destroyed by a Gerrardless Liverpool, oh and not to mention
Rooney been UpstagedÂ by a Little Pea.
Arsenal surrendered a 2 goal lead in Saturdays lunchtime derby with
Totthenham Hotspurs, allowing Spurs to score 3 unanswered goals in the second
half. The Emirates Stadium was buzzing at halftime as Arsenal fans celebrated a 2-0 lead. But the
second half was a different story and people are now wondering if the Spurs squad has finally
surpassed the Arsenal team in quality!
Bolton, who are having a terrific season, pull off a big 5-1 win over
Wayne Rooney returned to the United team, coming on in the 56th minute against Wigan
today, to a generous round of applause from the United faithful, many of which haven't forgiven the
striker for his Contract Fiasco.
While Rooney's return was welcoming, it was new signing Javier Hernandez who scored having
coming on in the 65th minute with a superb diving header after a wonderful Rafael cross which
secured all three points for United with Patrice Evra getting the opener on the stroke of
Rachel Stevens is an English television personality best known for being a part
of the band S Club. Stevens once dated Gavin Dein, son of former
Arsenal chairman David Dein. She is currently focusing on a variety of fashion, TV, branding and
England and Sunderland striker Darren Bent had his car
attacked by Newcastle fans who threw glasses and bottles while he was
Bent revealed that a group of fans singing Newcastle songs attacked his car while he was
shopping, and later when the girlfriend of the friend was inside the vehicle.
Former Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler is set to join MK Dons as a coach in
The 35-year-old will first finish his playing stint with Australian side Perth
Glory where he has been criticized in recent times for his lack of goals, and in some
cases work-rate, but came back with a hat-trick last week in a 3-1 win over Melbourne Victory.
Abagail Clancy is the Fiance of England and Spurs striker Peter
Couch. Clancy works as a TV presenter and has also done some lingerie and catwalk
Manchester United are currently being heavily linked with the signature of
Danish keeper Anders Lindegaard. We listed Lindegaard as one of the possible
keepers to replace current United keeper Edwin Van Der Sar.
The Denmark Âinternational caught Sir Alex Ferguson's eye at Aalesunds and United goalkeeping
coach Eric Steele has watched him play five times this season.
Just when you think thing's at Liverpool football club couldn't get any worse their
skipper Steven Gerrard gets injured while on England duty and is ruled out for up to 4 weeks with a
hamstring injury giving boss Roy Hodgson a major headache as he fights for his managerial life at
Anfield with fan's already calling for his sacking this new blow could not have come at a worse
There will be a new name to watch out for in MLS next season, Sporting Kansas
The club, who have been playing as the Kansas City Wizards, released a fresh
new look with a new crest and colors on Wednesday in a historic announcement held at KC Live!
Loving how Nike have gone about creating a ball that suits professional players
the T90 Tracer. In my opinion it is all about how the ball reacts on the field and
in a game rather than in a lab! Tested on the training grounds of Europe's biggest clubs, the
T90 Tracer is more than a ball tested to its limit: it's a weapon.
I doubt many people actually new his name before the game kicked off, but Juan
Agudelo is now in the record books as the youngest player ever to score for the US Men's
National team in a competitive game. Agudelo, who plays for New York Red Bulls,
came off the bench to score the winning goal in the 85th minute versus South
Manchester United's Anti-Glazer fan's have claimed a small victory in their quest to rid
the club of their current owners the Glazer Family who they believe are using the club's finances
to pay off their other outstanding debts.
The Glazer Family have agreed to pay off over Â£200m of the club's debt and Duncan Drysdale
Chief Executive of the 16,500 strongÂ Manchester United supporters Trust claims the Glazer's were
forced to pay this debt to avoid bringingÂ further bad publicity upon themselves.
The acclaimed English TV show Top Gear is about to make its debut as an
American show. The American version won't haveÂ but it will have a fresh look geared towards a US
specific market. Don't expect to hear the same unique lingo heard on the UK show!
It debuts this Sunday, November 21st at 10/9c on the History Channel.
Warning video is graphic!
This is the latest advertisement for the release of the new Adidas created
Spain jersey. Now that Spain are World Champions, they have a lot to live upto on
the international stage. With that, they need a jersey that matches their ambitions.
I'm not sure if I need to say much about this miss. It happened during the 2010 Asian games.
Obviously, the kid doesn't have much faith in his right foot!
Veteran French midfielder Robert Pires (37) is set to make a surprise return to the EPL
The former Arsenal winger has been a free agent since leaving Villareal in July and is set to
become the Daddy of Villa Park next week when as expected he joins up with the Villa youngsters who
were so unlucky not to beat United at the week-end.
In one of the shock results of the English Premier League season, Sunderland
left Stanford Bridge the home of the Champions, Chelsea with a 3-0
win! No one expected Sunderland to come away with all 3 points, in fact the odds before
the game were 100/1 for them to win 3-0.
Man of the Match
Last Years beaten finalists Sligo Rovers lifted theÂ FAI Cup this afternoon, after dominating
Airtricity League Champions Shamrock Rovers. Neither team could break the deadlock in normal time
or extra time so it went to a dreaded penalty shoot-out.
Former WycombeÂ manager Peter Taylor returned for the first time to Adams Park with his
Bradford side looking to claim all three points but they ended up leaving with their tails between
their legs after Wycombe midfielder Kevin Betsy secured the points for Wycombe with 8 minutes
On a week-end 0f late comebacks, Early goals, own goals and lots of angry fan's letting
their teams know exactly what they think of them, most notably Manchester fan's who made it clear
they want Mancini out. Below is a look at some of the stories in today's Sunday
Manchester United will receive a Â£65,000 fine because of boss Sir Alex
Ferguson's Refusal to giveÂ BBC TV match interviews.
A great Shamrock Rover's tradition will continue tomorrow, as a white horse will lead a
march from St. Patrick's Church to theNew Aviva StadiumÂ for Rover's FAI Cup Final tie with Sligo
The Hoops tradition originated in the late 1920â€²s early 1930â€²s and has been organised by the
Ringsend supporters club, who will hope their team can add the FAI Cup to their League Title they
won earlier this month for the first time in 16 years.
18 year old Irish teen Ciaran Ryan (18) has become the first ever Irish player to sign
for a Brazilian Club.
Brazilian club Alegra FC who are owned by Ronaldinho's brother Robert Asis have snapped up the
youngster who only started playing soccer three years ago.
Ciaran who was captain of Armagh's Loughgall Colts is looking forward to the experience and is
amazed at how fast the deal was done having only learned of their interest a month ago.
Wayne Rooney's returns from rehab today and according to reports on his stay at Nike HQ
in the U.S the United striker has been training Morning, Noon and Night in order to return too his
Rooney may return to the United line-up as early as next week , when United take on EPL
strugglers Wigan, who will have to beware of the wounded Lion that is Wayne Rooney.
Liverpool defensive midfielderÂ Christian Poulsen is devastated after being jeered off
after being replaced against Napoli by Nathan Eccleston, while also being booed when replacing Dirk
Kuyt by Red's fans against Wigan mid-week.
Poulsen a Â£5m signing from Juventus has struggled to live up to expectations at Anfield, but is
determined to silence his critics before the season ends.
Shamed Chelsea skipper John Terry was devastated on hearing dad ted was beaten up by so
called Spurs fans at the weekend after the thugs recognised him from recent publicity where he got
a suspended sentence for Dealing Cocaine.
Thugs travelling back after Spurs defeat to Bolton 4-2 last week-end attacked Ted who was
hospitalised with a gashed head which needed stitches, after a thug with a Spurs scarf wrapped
around his hand, pushed Ted's head against a metal post causing the injury.
This weekend see's the MLS Western and Eastern Conference Finals take place. To
get warmed up, here is a great video of what has happened so far in the playoffs. Roll on this
Blackpool manager Ian Holloway has threatened to resign his post as Blackpool manager
should EPL chiefs fine him or the club for fielding a team with 10 changes from their previous
game, like they did last season to Wolves manager Mick McCarthy after he was alleged to have
fielded a weakened team in Old Trafford against Manchester United.
Fernando Torres kept his run of goals going but Liverpool looked short of quality
excluding Reina, Gerrard and the Spanish striker.
Torres opened the scoring last night against a team which is shipping goals in like the banks
are losing money after a superb through ball by Steven Gerrard, which he toe-poked home, Liverpool
failed to capitalise on their superb start and were made pay the penalty in the second half when
Hugo Rodellega pounced on a rebound from a Reina save to give the home side a deserved
Another two-footed challenge goes unpunished
Arsenal kept their title hopes alive with this 2-0 win over Wolves, but it was a Cesc Fabregas
lunging tackle that will be remembered in this one.Maybe not Wenger
Maroune Chamakh gave the Gunners the lead scoring the fastest goal in the EPL this season with
only 37 seconds on the clock, he also wrapped up the points for Arsenal with the last kick of the
game when in injury-time to record a brace.
Newcastle influential midfielder Joey Barton faces a trial by TV from the FA after
punching Blackburn winger Gamst Pedersen in the Chest during the Geordie's 2-1 defeat last
Barton was seen trying to explain to both referee Michael Jones and Pedersen that it was just an
open hand push which it wasn't, had Jones seen the incident Barton would surely have seen red and
This weekend we get to see the top 4 teams in Major League Soccer square off for a place in this
years MLS final, which will be played at BMO field in Toronto on Sunday November
21st. There have definitely been some upsets in this years playoffs, but here are the details for
this weekends games:
Sat Nov 13, 2010 9:30pm ET
ColoradoÂ vsÂ San Jose Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Dick's Sporting Goods Park
Sun Nov 14, 2010 9:00pm ET
Los AngelesÂ vsÂ FC DallasÂ Â Â Home Depot Center
Rendell who hit Wycombe hat-trick
Wycombe's run in this seasons Johnstones Paint Trophy came to an abrupt end last night as they
were crushed 6-3 by Bristol Rovers.
Rover's accuracy in front of goal was far superior than their opponents, which in the end was
their catalyst for their win, with possession equally shared throughout the match it was the
finishing that counted at the end.
Solksjaer Celebrates Winner in 1999
Last seasons Norwegian Tippeliga runners-up Molde are set to Unveil Manchester United reserve
team manager Ole Gunnar Solksjaer as their new manager later today with the club only 11th in the
league this term
The Great Busby Babes
With the latest installment of the Manchester Derby less than 24 hours away we take a look back
on some of the greatest victories for both these EPL giants, and their have been some classics.
1957 United 4 1 City (Old Trafford)
In what was to be the last Derby meeting between the sides before the Munich Air-Crash, at Old
Trafford, United thumped City 4-1 showing what could have been had their faith not been decided in
Real Madrid and Portugal winger Cristiano Ronaldo has won his libel case against
newspaper firm the Daily Telegraph who made false claims that the winger was putting his ankle
injury at risk in 2008 at a L.A nightclub.
The Daily Telegraph accused Ronaldo who was a Manchester United player at the time of drinking
and dancing while at the LA nightclub having thrown away his crutches in doing so.
FIFA who are making millions every day from soccer have hit a new low in my opinion as
they make a big deal out of giving injured Togo keeper Kodjoui Obilale $100,000 after being shot in
the back and abdomen when Togo's team bus was attacked in January at the African Nations Cup in
Can Tottenham hold on to their star player Gareth Bale who was awesome against Inter but
average against Bolton, Spurs fan's will hope they can. Will United midfielder Owen Hargreaves hang
up his boots after his LATEST INJURYÂ only time will tell just like the gossip below will tell as
we have a glance at the EPL gossip in todays Sunday Newspapers.
Celtic recorded a SPL record 9-0 defeat to former European Cup 'Winners' Cup Winners
Aberdeen, beating their own record of 8-1 which they achieved in 2006 against Dunfermilne, which
incidentally Celts manager Neil Lennon was on the score sheet.
Celtic began the rout after Aberdeen were reduced too 10 men when skipperPaul Hartley was
sent-off after handling on the goal -line mid way through the first-half.
Wycombe had skipper Gareth Ainsworth to thank for this FA Cup victory after theÂ
midfielder poked home a 94th minute winner for the Chairboys.
Non-League Hayes and Yeading had put up a spirited display with the League Two side and deserved
a replay but as we all no Sport is sometimes never fair.
Owen Hargreaves suffered another injury setback today, on his comeback against
Wolves. Hargreaves inclusion in the starting line-up had raised eyebrows at Old Trafford, but there
was definite excitement to see him back on the pitch. But early on Hargreaves looked uncomfortable,
and it only took 7 minutes before he left the field clutching his hamstring not a good sign!
Wycombe climbed to fifth in League Two after this stunning 2-0 win away to Gillingham on
Wednesday night, their fifth away win on the trot to keep up their impressive unbeaten away record
Skipper Gareth Ainsworth broke the deadlock in the 23rd minute with a drilled shot from outside
the Gillingham area.
We've heard of shin-guards! Now we have Armadillo's and I don't mean the little leather
skinned Mammal. No Armadillo have come out with a revolutionary new calf protector called
Armadillo.Â Â These revolutionary new body protectors are the
latest equipment to come into the market which can dramatically reduce the risk of impact, stud
raking and stud penetration to one of the most exposed part of the body when playing Soccer the
calf muscles and the Achilles area.
Manchester United will be sweating over the fitness of Portuguese winger Nani after he
had to leave the field early in the first-half of their 3-0 win over Turkish Champions Bursaspur
without having to break sweat, Fletcher, Obertan and BebeÂ with the goals but it was veteran United
Midfielder Paul Scholes who pulled the stringsÂ showing exactly why Zinedine Zidane revealed that
Scholes was the best player he ever played against.