Legendary cricket commentator David 'Bumble' Lloyd is renowned for his entertaining mid-match stories. During the second Ashes test between England an Australia, Bumble told a story of how he had seen a young man he knew he recognised at the stadium. He couldn't place the face and asked the fella if he was in a [.
Mrs Steven Gerrard was papped in sunny spirits last week after a spot of shopping at Liverpool WAG
haunt, Cricket, despite being ticketed for violating city centre parking laws. She has a habit of
Will this team ever learn? Thoughts as follows:
* We started well, when Yossi beautifully curled a shot in to give us the lead after barely a
minute of play. I thought he had a good game in general, and was slightly bemused to see him subbed
off when he was. If that's his last home game for us, then I think we can easily say he was a
worthwhile signing this season.
One thing Major League Soccer hasn't been afraid of in it's 17 years of existence is trying new
things. The fact couldn't be more true when MLS Commissioner Don Garber tells reporters that he
supports goal-line technology and that the league could be one of the first to implement it.
"We're interested in being a test league and we hope that we could achieve that,"Â MLSÂ
Commissioner Don Garber said Thursday while speaking to the Associated Press Sports Editors.
We're quite certain this falls into the "breaking news" category, but we'll be damned if we put
the effort into Googling the amount of times a 'baller has been seen with his sweetie at Cricket.Â
For as long as we've been spouting nonsense and abalicious photos, it's never happened.
My word. I really have hit rock bottom. Lookalikes. Still, you get what you pay for, I
suppose. Man United crashing out of Europe was a serious Lol-cano, obviously.Â Experts are callingÂ
it theÂ worst team in the history of everything. Not just football, everything. Cricket, Rugby, The
pre-Raphaelite movement, cutlery, space, pencils, ZZ Top, the Iron Age, everything And,
for no other reasonÂ other than I can,Â here's Phil Jones looking like a loveable Disney swine.
So yesterday, the 16th of December, AC Milan celebrated (I don't want to know how) 112 years of
a glorious and rich history spanning back from the club's foundation as The Milan Cricket and
Football Club in 1899 to the present. As a tip of the hat to this fine sporting institution, I will
dedicate this post to that faction of Milanese society that is eligible to play for another fine,
some may say finer, institution, the Italian national team, one half of the pure and unabridged
reason for this blog's existence, the other half being to spread evil rumours about a defenceless
Just two months away from the International Football Association Board's decision on whether to
implement goal-line technology in competitive matches, testing on the two options being considered
has moved into its second stage of testing. And though you might imagine that testing to be some
kind of cross between The Matrix and Tron, it's actually more like setting up a display at a
discount sporting goods store.
With three points from the Newcastle game safely in the bag and no more meaningful football
action for a week, at least as far as Arsenal are concerned, it's convenient that the matter of
goal-line technology has reared it's head again.
During Saturday's televised match, between Bolton and QPR, the officials on the pitch disallowed
a perfectly good goal in the mistaken belief that the ball hadn't crossed the line.
It has just been announced that six teams from India will be starting a new football League,
primarily in the West Bengal area, and they are going to have a cricket-style auction of the some
top-class veterans including the ex-Arsenal star Robert Pires. Bhaswar Goswami, the executive
director of Celebrity Management Group announced that he [.
Bet it will be easier for a young English born Indian/Pakistani footballer to get into the India or
Pakistani national team than it has been for a similar kid to make progress in cricket in the
Interesting times in Asia for football.
Asian Football Business Review reports:
South Asian giants plan football promotion series for their expatriates in England
An innovative joint marketing effort by the All India Football Federation and the Pakistan Football
Federation, will promote football to over 2 million of their countries' compatriates and their
decendents living in England through three international friendlies.
It was a story that started almost a year and a half ago in a blaze of publicity which involved
a major newspaper, allegations of corruption in another sport, a non-league football club and
suicide. Now, with the half-way point in the following season fast approaching, it seems almost
certain that the final chapter to play out in the life of Croydon Athletic Football Club will end
in the collapse of a club which found itself thrust into the front page of newspapers around the
world and, as the authorities pick over the carcass of this club over the next few weeks and
months, a question well worth asking will be that of how nobody came to recognise the signs that
there was something terribly, horribly wrong at this club earlier than it was.
The news that John Terry has been included in England's preliminary 23-man squad for the
forthcoming friendlies against Sweden and Spain leaves manager Fabio Capello with a huge decision
ahead of the naming of the final squad on Sunday.
Capello is to consult with senior FA figures over Terry's fate yet while the allegations of
racism in last month's match against QPR hang over Terry there can surely only be one conclusion to
Liverpool boast a massive global fanbase. Their pre-season tours to the likes of Thailand and
Malaysia highlights the huge passion for the club that exists in the Far East.
However, less well known is the support they enjoy in Pakistan.
News that Manchester United has signed a sponsorship deal with a mobile network in Pakistan
prompted Reds from the country to get in touch this week.
This is Rich here.Â I only clarify because I'm going to mention baseball. I am the
British one, I just like baseball.
Growing up I played a lot of sport. Football was great but I had a nasty habit of falling apart
mentally in school matches (besides myself I more or less half-blame a single teacher for this and
were I to meet him today I would certainly consider pouring boiling custard on his pathetic