Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo. Disaster has struck. One-man OTP material generator Mario Balotelli is leaving the Premier League. The Italy international has agreed a deal to return to his homeland to play for AC Milan. Only the formality of a medical and a contract signing can now prevent official confirmation that we've lost Mario.
Image: AP Photos. Getting injured on the job is never fun. In some cases, a minor bump, scratch or
hanged nail can turn into a disaster of epic proportions. Exhibit A: in this video of the Benfica v
Fortuna Dusseldorf "friendly" that was played in Germany over the weekend, Benfica's¬ Luis√£o takes
aim, referee Christian Fischer [.
It looks a bit like a football-themed disaster movie at first, then it looks a bit like the Matrix... but it's actually an advert for Nike's new Mercurial boots. We finally know why Cristiano Ronaldo uses quite so much hair gel: so he can continue to perform in even the windiest of conditions.
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What a shambolic display by West Ham! Jussi Jaaskelainen in goal just makes an unhloly mess as
he reacts too late to Angel Rangel's shot allowing it to deflect off his hands straight to goal.
Then more disaster as Michu steals James Collins's disaster of a chipped back pass and the rush is
on but the Spanish midfielder beats Jaaskelainen for his third Premiership goal.
Your club has been promoted to the top division, and you are away for your first game of the
season. The manager sits you down and tells you to just keep it tight for the first half. A point
is by no means a disaster, and you can begin to push on in the second [...]
We struggle in the league cup at the best of times, so an away trip to a very in-form Sheffield
Wednesday was a disaster waiting to happen. In the event, Wednesday appear to have fully deserved
their win, a penalty from Gary Madine making the difference.¬ Fulham thought they had equalised
Hangeland headed home a Rodallega free-kick but this was ruled out for unspecified reasons, and
that was that.
Yesterday was the 7th game between Sporting Kansas City and Toronto FC at BMO Field and yesterday's
game was extremely similar to the previous 6 match ups. Games that were for the most part dull and
lacking good finishing chances. For only the 4th time in the 7 games one of the two teams scored.
Not once have both teams scored in the same game, and there have been only 5 goals in the 7 games.
Talk about Sunday's refereeing disaster continues across the league. Hackworth says DC game had
plenty of "teachable moments." Valdes named to PST Team of the Week. MLS ranked 8th in the world
for pro soccer attendance. Mexico v USA top primetime broadcast. More news.
This summer's transfer campaign has not been an abject disaster. It has been much worse. And, it is
not getting any better as the transfer window slowly starts to draw to a close. There is no money,
and I mean, NO money in the club's coffins. Though, perhaps they should start checking staff
members' pockets [.
Up until this point there has been no official transfer request from Luka Modric but if the
player's reported quotes are anything to go by, it seems almost certain that the Croatian
midfielder is off to pastures new.
Here's what Modric had to say about the next step in his career.
"I'm going to play in the Champions League, I want to win that competition.
CHESTER, Pa. -- Sean Johnson may be quietly piecing together one of the best seasons among
goalkeepers in MLS this year, but not many people will point to that when asked about the year he
is having. Rather, they will talk about the¬ blunder he had in Olympic qualifying in March that
cost the U.
I couldn't help but think to myself watching the Brighton v Chelsea disaster at the weekend,
that Eden Hazard doesn't want to be playing out on the left wing does he?. How many times did we
see him come inside and even at one stage, pop up on the right wing!.
I just wonder if our left hand side is going to be the real problem this season?
Harry Redknapp has vowed to do his utmost to help save Portsmouth from liquidation after it was
announced yesterday that the stricken club have until August 10th to get their finances
straightened up or face the very real ¬ possibility of being pulped.
Every two years we all hold wild aspirations of taking in every tournament game physically
possible. If you have achieved the feat yourself this summer, chances are you have balanced your
Euro 2012 binges with a decent amount of shut-eye. It was reported this weekend that one football
fan failed to make that crucial precaution, [.
Ireland's Robbie Keane got back to what he does best as he scored LA Galaxy's second goal in a
3-0 win over Vancouver Whitecaps last night.
And in through Robbie style he payed tribute to Irish fan James Nolan who tragically lost his
life in Poland during Ireland's Euro 2012 disaster, after apparently falling into a river, with a
jersey which read: RIP James Nolan.
The SPANISH NATIONAL FOOTBALL TEAM plays another important match tomorrow against CROATIA in the
last Group C match. A win will give Spain top spot & a draw will also qualify them, however a loss
could be a disaster. This last scenario is a real possibility as the Croatian National team has
shown already that they do have the potential to go a long way in this tournament, Spain should
TweetCesc Fabregas slammed the state of the pitch as Spain and Italy played out a thrilling 1-1
draw in their Group C opener. "The pitch was a disaster," said Fabregas. "It's lamentable to play
on a pitch like that. We deserved a lot more. It's lamentable that we still have to play on pitches
OTP dares say that QPR fans have called their defenders a fair few names this season. But the abuse being levelled at Clint Hill by the club programme is a bit harsh. Somebody at Loftus Road needed to pay a bit more attention to the character spacing before sending their match programme to the printers [.
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- It has been nearly 11 years since the 9/11 tragedy, but the effects from the
events that took place that day are still felt by many across the nation each and every year and
the U.S. men's national team are no exception.
I normally have a game review here, but after that disaster, what's the point? When you lose 4-1
and a strong candidate for MOTM is the goalkeeper you know its a bad game. We crashed and burned,
move on. Man of the Match: Matt Pickens
Victor Moses will finally sign for Chelsea this week in a deal worth around ¬£9m after Wigan's Dave
Whelan finally decided to let the player go.
Now for regular readers of my blog, you will know that when it comes to Moses, I am not 100%
certain this is a good deal. I mean no disrespect to Moses as a person or a player in any way, I am
just thinking that there are other "natural" wide players out there that Chelsea should be going
From Slate.com: Will the Allure of Business Class Upgrades Motivate Japan's Women's Soccer Team To
"There is hope for Japan's women's team‚ÄĒthe Japan Football Association is dangling the
possibility of upgrading the players to business class if they take home the gold. After winning
last year's World Cup, bringing joy to a country still recovering from the Fukushima disaster, the
team was bumped up to business on its return from Germany.
0-0 the WORST SCORELINE IN SOCCER was achieved in the heat against Houston last night. In many
ways we shouldn't be surprised. Quick turnaround for both clubs. Houston played on Saturday and of
course the Fire rocked KC's world on Friday. While there wasn't a lot of meat on the bones in this
game (both teams looked like they were cool with the draw) lets dig in and see what we can
It was Arema's last game of what has been a disappointing season yet still the fans made the
journey out to Kanjurahan Stadium for the local derby with Persegres. Or Gresik United. Whatever
you wanna call them.
I got into the stadium a full 90 minutes before kick off and the terraces were full.
There were some astute people here on the blog who threw out the term "trap game" in the days
leading up to the Dynamo's draw 3-3. I agreed in my head but hoped in my heart that it wouldn't be
the case. Instead it was a textbook trap game but unlike other trap games in sports history, at
least it didn't become a complete disaster.
It's not often things make sense in Indonesian football but for Persija to 'host' PSPS yesterday in
Persija of course are not being allowed to play games in Jakarta following the deaths of three fans
at their recent home game against Persib and while PSPS was never going to be a high risk game with
large numbers of travelling fans, the security officials, rather than actually do their job,
preferred to just say niet.
Members of the British Armed Forces, stationed at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan, held a special
memorial service in memory of the 96 Liverpool fans who lost their lives at the Hillsborough
The service took place on April 15, 2012, the 23rd anniversary of the disaster, and was dedicated
to 'the 96 men, women and children who tragically died and the countless people whose lives were
Mike Ashley business in the world of football namely Newcastle United is finally starting to do
well. Mike Ashley at a Newcastle game Mike's has owned the famous Tyneside club for five years now,
and the first two years were a compete and utter disaster, with Newcastle ending up being
relegated, and [.