catastrophe

Manchester United

POTD : The Wacky Fans Edition

Futbolita at related • 1 view
This Manchester United fan from Durban, South Africa, must've picked up his sister's ear muffs on the way to the stadium during United's friendly against Amazulu last week.... How else do you explain this fashion catastrophe?! (Photo via Gettyimages)

Â

Meanwhile, fan support for the Olympic football events in London has been amazing!

Catharsis Lounge: 2008 Champions League final edn.

The Offside - Chelsea at related • 0 views

I know what you're thinking. 1. You don't want to revisit that wretched night in Moscow. 2. You don't want to revisit that wretched night in Moscow. However, we're going to, not just because we have a final coming up in three days and change but also because, dammit, it's time we extinguish this nightmare from the memory once and for all.

What we want to see in 2012

ManUtd24 at related • 0 views

If we are to believe the lovely Mayans, the bearers of good news, then, sometime in 2012, the year we've just entered of course, the beautiful human race – and also Luis Suarez – will be wiped out by some sort of terrible catastrophe. Oh well. Thankfully however, there are a bunch of cool, slick wordsmiths who are considerably more optimistic than the Mayans and see this year as one, not of doom and gloom, but of happiness – in particular, for Manchester United.

What we want to see in 2012

ManUtd24 at related • 0 views

If we are to believe the lovely Mayans, the bearers of good news, then, sometime in 2012, the year we've just entered of course, the beautiful human race – and also Luis Suarez – will be wiped out by some sort of terrible catastrophe. Oh well. Thankfully however, there are a bunch of cool, slick wordsmiths who are considerably more optimistic than the Mayans and see this year as one, not of doom and gloom, but of happiness – in particular, for Manchester United.

Midfielder Denilson To Leave Arsenal This Summer

RPL Transfer Rumors at related • 1 view

According to Rob Beasley at The Sun, Arsenal midfielder Denilson admitted that he will be leaving Arsenal this summer due to the frustration of a lack of silverware. Denilson said,

"There's something missing at Arsenal but no one knows what it is.

Roy Hodgson Targets Champions League Qualification After Defeat To Manchester United

Anfield Talk at related • 0 views
Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson is targeting Champions League football, admitting his side is not in the title race after a 3-2 defeat to Manchester United.
Hodgson's side had trailed by two Dimitar Berbatov goals until a penalty and free-kick from Steven Gerrard brought the visitors back into the game.

MEXICO DELIVER THE FRENCH A 2-0 LOSS

Soccer Jones at related • 0 views

On an individual level, there is no doubt that France is more skilled than Mexico. However, today, Mexico out-played the French and handed them an embarrassing 2-0 loss.

After returning to play following a scoreless first half, Manchester United's Javier "Little Green Pea" Hernandez entered the match in the 55th minute, and netted the game's opening goal just nine minutes later.

Liverpool

Match Preview: Liverpool v. Aston Villa, 04.07.12

The Offside - Liverpool at related • 0 views

Liverpool host Aston Villa tomorrow afternoon with a view to turning around the horrible run of league results that's seen them entrenched firmly in the middle of the table. Six losses in seven have left the club a point behind Everton and eleven off of Newcastle and Chelsea. Villa are safely out of the relegation discussion but have had struggles of their own, with only two wins in 2012 and seven goals conceded in their last two.

Gerrard Signs a New Deal, and Other Friday Notes

The Offside - Liverpool at related • 0 views

With something close to optimism sweeping through our barren and lifeless souls over the past week, you'd be forgiven for expecting some sort of catastrophe to follow closely after Wednesday's win. A victory amid reports of cannibalism in the changing room. A well-struck penalty suspected of being guided by a boot with a secret sandpaper layer.

Centenary Stand Collapses! Anfield In Danger!

Anfield Talk at related • 0 views
Liverpool FC's season couldn't really have gone any worse, but this morning they are reeling from the shock that part of the Centenary stand suddenly collapsed in the early hours last night.

A mild earth tremour in the Irish sea is reported to be the cause, as there is widespread minor damage to buildings all around the Merseyside area, but a previously unseen crack in the Anfield foundations broke apart to leave half the stand in ruins, and the whole stadium declared a no-go zone by officials until the safety of the other three sides and assorted other buildings can be ascertained.

Champions League

Creatures of Habit (APOEL Nicosia 0 - Real Madrid 3)

Madridista Mac at related • 1 view

Mr. Champions League does it again: Karim Benzema broke APOEL's dam last night What is that smell?.. or rather, that scent? That my friends is the smell of the Champions League Semi-Final. . Short of a catastrophe that would be far greater than Alcorconzo, Mourinho and his men would likely be arranging early travel plans to Munich – not for the Final, but to likely to meet Bayern in the Semi-Finals (unless Marseille would have something to say about it).

Allsvenskan Round 22 and 23 Review!

Euro 2008 on World Cup Blog at related • 0 views

I am quite busy at the moment and simply do not have the time to give the complete and proper reviews for all the games played in the last two rounds. For this reason, I am giving a quick update here so that I can focus on Friday´s European Championship qualifier against Hungary in more depth. Look for that post tomorrow!

A case for the Underdog….

Avenell Road at related • 0 views

 Well, well, well...

At the Emirates we were made to look like a lower league team in the first twenty minutes or so. Big Al made saves that no one expected he could. Our defense was made to defend for their lives at one point even Tony Adams would have been proud of some interceptions and blocks made.

Robbie Keane

Changes? Don't Expect Any

Sideline Views at related • 0 views
After Saturday's loss to Real Salt Lake, Galaxy coach Bruce Arena said he would "have to make changes against Toronto."

He made two changes to the lineup from Wednesday's game in Toronto, and apparently fatigue forced the Galaxy to crash and burn in the end. Changes then seemed not only likely but necessary.

Euro 2012 Play-Off Snapshot: Robbie Keane Celebrates With Super Pizazzy Super Fabulous Jazz Hands!

Who Ate All the Pies at related • 0 views

By Chris Wright

We'll have more photos and highlights tomorrow, but Ireland have stuck four unanswered goals past nine-man Estonia in Talinn thus, barring complete catastrophe (let's not rule it out just yet!), you'd think will be enough to ferry them through to Polkraine in the return leg next Tuesday.

Birmingham 1-1 Spurs: How to Lose Two Points in 45 Minutes

All Action, No Plot at related • 0 views

Curses. There has been some debate across various corners of the interweb, but here at AANP Towers we had rather been enjoying the exalted status of title dark-horses, and accordingly mark this down as two points lost. No catastrophe, but if we can win at the Emirates we should be able to win just about anywhere, especially after giving the opposition a one-goal first-half thrashing, if such a thing there be.

Tottenham Hotspur

Every Little Bit Hurts

Tottenham On My Mind at related • 0 views

The lasting effects of this horrible slaughter could reverberate down the years. Not because of the score we've shipped five against them before and we'll do so again in my lifetime. Not even because the top two have left us far behind in their wake. No, it's because after this, how we can trust our Spurs again?

Every Little Bit Hurts

Tottenham On My Mind at related • 1 view

The lasting effects of this horrible slaughter could reverberate down the years. Not because of the score we've shipped five against them before and we'll do so again in my lifetime. Not even because the top two have left us far behind in their wake. No, it's because after this, how we can trust our Spurs again?

Cat pitch invader halts play at Anfield

Dirty Tackle at related • 0 views

What is it with unusual pitch invaders on Merseyside lately? Last week, a protestor cuffed himself to the posts at Goodison Park to register his disgust with a budget airlines, and tonight a cat found its way onto the pitch during Tottenham's bout with Liverpool at Anfield.

Brad Friedel was visibly freaked out by the impromptu appearance of the misplaced moggy — perhaps he thought Harry Redknapp had sent one of his pets in his absence from the match — and Liverpool fans responded with the inventive chant "a cat, a cat, a cat, a cat, cat.

We are the T*ttenham haters…

The Goon Blog at related • 0 views

The last few meetings with Sp*rs in the league have not been events to write home about. In a nutshell, we have epitomised the phrase 'self-destruct' in most of them.

However, whilst I understand a lot of the pundits placing their money on a Spurs win today because of our poor start to the season and T*ttenham getting a few wins under their belts, they seem to forget they have done this a fair few times before.

African Cup of Nations

A football tragedy

Football Fanaticos at related • 0 views
Besides the human loss, it is sad that the attention of the world on African football during a great tournament as the African Cup of Nations, is drawn away by the game, to the catastrophe that happened in Egypt.I am certain that this is not what Egypt is about, with its great people and fans, and it is not what African football is about.

Gunner reveals shocking assessment of squad

Premiership Talk Blog at related • 2 views

Arsene Wenger wrapped up as many as five quality signings on the transfer deadline day but not all members of his squad are feeling confident about the future ahead.

Russian winger Andrei Arshavin, for one, believes that the Gunners' failure to sign a defensive midfielder such as Rennes' Yann M'Vila not only left the Arsenal midfield incomplete, but also prevented Wenger from compensating for the departures of Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri.

World Cup

The new CONCACAF qualifying process is bad, but it's not ALL bad... but it's pretty bad

Fighting Talker at related • 1 view
Ives Galarcep absolutely flips his shit over CONCACAF's proposed changes to its World Cup qualifying process. I'm feeling lazy, so I'll let Ives summarize.

Quote: Under the new format, which is awaiting approval from FIFA, CONCACAF would do away with the six-team, ‘Hexagonal' format in the final round of World Cup qualifying, replacing it with a two groups of four.

A Tale of Two Federations: How France and England Cope with Disappointment

WorldCupBlog at related • 0 views

At the World Cup this summer, both England and France fans were dealt some disappointing blows. Sure, the details of what happened in the squads may be different. Arguably, what happened to France was by far worse. While England merely fizzled out (with a few sparks-both good and bad) during the tournament, France exploded.

Top five conclusions: Slovenia 0-1 England

Off the Post at related • 2 views
1. We are through. That's the main thing. 2. Another startlingly accurate performance from the Wembley branch of the Italia 90 Re-enactment Society. 3. John Terry has definitely redeemed himself for his press conference catastrophe with some trademark brilliant defending and blocking. 4. This was a satisfying result in that it wasn't a scraped, undeserved 0-1 win, [.

Evra: I Am Disgusted

Republik Of Mancunia at related • 0 views

Patrice Evra was understandably not too impressed after France suffered a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Mexico. It was his new Manchester United team-mate, Javier Hernandez, who scored the opening goal before Abidal conceded a penalty.

Evra, who has been chosen as captain since Thierry Henry has been relegated to the bench, has voiced his frustration with the team's performance.

The Rest

L’Arse 5-2 Spurs: Sitting Deep and the Crouch Reboot

All Action, No Plot at related • 0 views

Awkward. Maybe we should begin at the beginning...

The Glorious First Five Minutes

Ah, ‘twas a pleasure to be a Tottenham fan. Our heroes produced some ovely stuff. Swift, slick passing; patient but pacey; sideways if necessary but probing forward whenever opportunity even threatened to knock.

Juan Pablo Sorin’s First-Touch Fails Him, Destroys TV Studio (Video)

Who Ate All the Pies at related • 0 views

By Chris Wright

Former Villareal wing-back Juan Pablo Sorin's trusty first-touch seems to have departed him since he hung up his boots a couple of years ago...

Bugger, I thought we were on for a 'domino effect' catastrophe for a second there. Shame. Lovely soundtrack mind.

Siena’s Proposed Stadium Is A Bit… Unusual

The Offside: Italy at related • 2 views

Currently, Siena lie second in Serie B, eight points ahead of third placed Novara. The club are also only one point away from the summit, and it seems that promotion to Serie A is easily within the club's grasp, barring any late season catastrophe. The club are somewhat fittingly preparing to build a new stadium featuring an odd characteristic: it's partially underground.

Kevin McCarra: Manchester City fail to add up to the sum of their expensive parts

Sanford's Soccer Net at related • 0 views



Defeat by Wolves is no catastrophe but Roberto Mancini is still struggling to find the right blend of personnel and tactics.

Will Spurs Face This Man In The Champions League?

TottenhamBlog.com at related • 0 views

We have three players called up for England and every one of them picks up some sort of injury. It's enough to make you think that internationals should be banned.

Yet with every cloud, we are reliably informed that there is a silver lining. It seems that it's not just England players that get injured in internationals.

Prologue: A Confidential History of the Brooklyn Asylum Itself (2)

The Run of Play - Soccer in Style at related • 0 views

"Salzach had never been right": this was the widespread agreement in Brooklyn, not only in the hours after the catastrophe but in the days and weeks after it. And in this case the consensus was correct, for when the authorities supervising his case sent back to Europe in an effort to turn up his relations, they unearthed to their astonishment a family of ferocious German dukes, who explained not personally, of course that Salzach was in fact the fourth male issue of a creature called the Baron von Salzach, from whose house he had disappeared nine years ago, defeating all his family's subsequent efforts to find him and restore him to his birthright.

Squad Watch: Mourning.

Euro 2008 on World Cup Blog at related • 0 views

Football wasn't really important in Poland at the weekend. Due to well known circumstances the majority of Ekstraklasa matches were delayed. Poles abroad played with black armbands to honor the victims of the catastrophe. The Gran Derby was preceded by a minute of silence. [read more]