It's not exactly one you hear every day but Batman creators DC Comics have begun legal proceedings against Valencia after noticing that the latest incarnation of theSpanish side'sclub crest is now closer to looking like the Bat signal than ever before.
According to Spanish paper Plaza Deportiva, DC have reportedly filed an official complaint with the OHIC, the European Union's trademark registration organization, over the new reworking of Valencia's badge seen here.
Ads with footballers are typically cliched and formulaic. Valencia's Christmas video is anything
but, opening as though we're about to embark on a Tim Burton film the soundtrack does wonders. Or
maybe it's appropriately Batman's true underground lair.
And all simply to wish everyone a Merry Christmas.
No wonder Manchester United's players were out of sorts for their match against Tottenham on Saturday. After all, their team talk seemingly included a suggestion that they watch out for the pace of Batman. In his pre-match inteview, Sir Alex Ferguson flagged up the threat posed to his side by "Christian Bale".
In which Schalke 'keeper Manuel Neuer leans in for the kiss only to get slapped across the mush
by a supporter presumably as a result of Neuer's reluctance to sign a new deal at the club as the
squad make their way through Gelsenkirchen to show off the DFB Pokal trophy that they won on
Saturday courtesy of the 5-0 whupping they doled out to second division Duisburg.
El portero mas malo del mundo Khalid Askri, y no hablo de que sea malo por su caracter o algo
asÃ, me refiero a que es el portero que mas errores ha cometido recientemente, el titulo es muy
agresivo lo se pero el error anterior fue un penalty parado que termino en gol, de hecho en ingles
el titulo es Khalid Askri The Most Stupid Goalkeeper Ever Is Back y el error que veran a
continuacion desencadeno en su retiro prematuro de las canchas ante la presiÃ³n de haber cometido
un error del tamaÃ±o del estadio decidiÃ³ salir del campo de juego, no se si odiarlo o admirarlo
por retirarse de la cancha.
El futbol debe de ser diversiÃ³n y hay jugadores de una u otra manera lo entienden asÃ ese es
el caso del portero Pablo Â¨BatmanÂ¨Aurrecochea quien saliÃ³ con una sudadera geek con los colores
y escudo de batman en el partido de Guarani contra el Rivel Plate de Uruguay, al parecer el
caballero de esa noche saliÃ³ imbatido y su equipo gano el partido de la copa Sudamericana 2-0.
In case this seems out of context, you might want to check out Arsenal Season Review Part 1: The
Bad and the Ugly!
One oft repeated line over the course of last year was that this was THE season for the
â€˜neutral'. I put that word right in the middle of an apostrophe sandwich because I for one cannot
comprehend how anyone following any sport can be a neutral.
It's your Easter Weekend Wrap Special, where you'd better surrender your bunny
outfits in exchange for tomorrow's Arsenal-Man City showdown. Forget about those
egg chocolates and donate them to Samir Nasri instead because this is THE
standout, Premiership match of the holiday!
Theo Walcott is in awe of his captain Robin Van Persie for the way he can pluck goals out of
nothing and thinks that the Arsenal and Holland striker must be a hot favourite to win the
Player-of-the-Year trophy. "Everything is going his way and that is great to see," Walcott said.
"The most important [.
Returning home after Christmas, I opened my mailbox to find a wonderful surprise awaiting me â€“ a
copy of 'So Paddy Got Up', the Arsenal anthology edited by Andrew Mangan of Arseblog.com. How my
brother had managed to be one of the few people to snag a hard-copy, I don't know, but it was, to
quote Arseblog's famous slogan, â€˜fuckin excellent' to discover that he had.
Who needs Batman when we've got Robin! The Flying Dutchman once again scores the winning goal for
Arsenal, and it was a very very special one today. Arsene Wenger was of course all smiles after the
game and just had to sign Robin's praises for the umpteenth time this season. He said: "You [the
A spellbinding 3-0 win by Dallas away at the Galaxy on Sunday as midfield maestro David Ferreira
pulled the strings has the MLS Cup match-up set.
FC Dallas vs. Colorado Rapids for the right to rub it in Real Salt Lake's face. (I'm sorry, it
must be said that RSL was squawking quite loud before Dallas dismissed them on their way to
dismantling Los Angeles.
I want to make it clear that all things considered, I believe Thierry Henry signing with the Red
Bulls is a good thing for MLS. It is another step in the right direction. Stadiums will be full,
fans will be excited and perhaps the average New Yorker might even acknowledge the validity of
However, the biggest benefit Henry brings to our domestic league is that he is so easy to cheer
One of the main rules of the Intertoobz is that thou shall not repost, (or cross-post or go
postal or something like that. I've never been very good with rules.). However, this one is
something I noticed today, and put over on the comments thread of the previous post about the third
kit, as well as on the DT Facebook page.
I'll give you a second to let that headline sink in. It's strong, you can't deny that. Where one
might take issue, though, is in the folly behind stumping up twenty-odd million pounds for a
winger, when the last we heard was that dross would very much need to be shipped out before we
could start thinking about players coming in the other direction.
There's something about Ibrahimovic and Robinhohigh-fiving one another that speedily conjures up the Batman and Robin
theme song. Sure, you're now desperately trying to force images of Ibrahimovic in
spandex and a cape out of your minds (your welcome) but despite all his individualistic
glory, Ibra has thankfully, remembered that his superb goal in the 65th minute was
only possible through his teammates, Robinho and Urby.
Bari are staring down the barrel of the Serie A rifle after becoming the latest victims of the
Ezequiel Lavezzi and Edinson Cavani show. A goal in each half from Napoli's version of Batman and
Robin was enough to ensure that Walter Mazzarri's men leftÂ Puglia with all three pointsÂ to leave
BariÂ cut adriftÂ at the foot of the table.
Before Cristiano Ronaldo scored with his seeing-eye backheel against Ray Vallecano, Sergio Ramos
was lucky not to get sent off even before the half hour mark. He picked up a yellow card in just
the third minute, putting him on dangerous ground from the start. And about 15 minutes after that,
he casually employed a defensive technique that is usually frowned upon (keyword: usually) by
elbowing Diego Costa in the face.
Various Wonder Woman movie projects have been in development over the years, but it looks like the comic book super-heroine will finally come to life on the big screen inthe highly-anticipated feature Batman vs Superman.
The Warner Brosfilm, due out in 2015, will pit Ben Affleck's Batman against Henry Cavill's Superman And in an announcement this week, director Zack Snyder castIsraeli beauty queen Gal Gadot as the Amazon princess.
The MLS 101 series will be a "living/breathing document" in that I
will continue to edit and update these post to keep up to date with the inevitable changes that MLS
will make. I encourage you to bookmark the post so you can use them as a reference going
In this edition of MLS 101, it's time to tie up some lose ends about MLS roster rules, along
with player movement and acquisition.
Holy Bratwursten Batman, the Zjermans are bitchslappin' us
We fooled them yet again!
Back in 1986, we played Germany ( West-Germany to be precise) in a friendly and we missed a
couple of regulars ( Van Basten and Rijkaard weren't there) while Arnold Muhren and Erwin Koeman
weren't selected yet.
Well, judging by the things people say when they're standing down below me, I reckon the feller who
sculpted me must've made a pretty good job of it. Y'see he probably thought to himself, Hmmm,
it's Old Big 'Ead I'm working on here and he could've adjusted the sizes accordingly. I'm glad
he got it right, even though I have to rely on what people say when they walk past to know whether
I'm looking all right or not.