1. Switzerland don't waste any time. Their first-minute goal against Iceland won them the match the
Icelandic heads immediately dropped. 2. Xherdan Shaqiri might have to be fitted with a horse
racing-style handicap for the semi-finals. He looks a cut above so far. 3. It is a good job
Christian Eriksen's poor penalty bounced [.
This article titled "Talking Horses" was written by Will Hayler and Chris Cook, for
guardian.co.uk on Thursday 7th June 2012 11.13 UTC
1.25pm Michael O'Hare's runners tonight
Chris Cook: As Will has noted (below), Michael O'Hare has a runner in each race
at Wetherby tonight, all owned by Mrs Tracey O'Hare and all to be ridden by Robbie Colgan, and it
will be very interesting to see if there is much market support for them.
Roy Hodgson believes Liverpool still has a chance of qualifying for the Champions League this
Despite getting off to their worst start to a campaign for 57 years, the Reds now sit ninth in the
table and are nine points off fourth-placed Chelsea.
And although Hodgson admits a challenge for a place in the top four will be difficult, he says he
is working on closing the gap on their rivals.
After all the meetings, discussions, analyses, blogging and strategy, Football is
Fixed/Dietrological warrant a Championship Medal if Manchester City overcome their handicap and pip
the vastly inferior United to the title.
No shots on target at Eastlands, 1-6, the ###### of the FA Cup match refereed by Chris Foy - the
ref at Old Trafford today.
Well this fixture should prove to be at least moderately more entertaining. This weekend, thanks
to a replay victory over Wigan, we're playing Fulham at Craven Cottage, hoping to advance to the
sixth round of the FA Cup. As Mark put it, we should "expect some hot American on American action"
from this match with both Clint Dempsey and Stu Holden playing.
First of all, we would quickly like to take to opportunity to thank everybody that has
stopped by at this site during 2010, and to wish you all a very happy and prosperous 2011. To
finish off this year, we're grateful to Michael Hudson, who is reporting for us on the subject of
ongoing financial problems at Ryton FC of the Northern League.
Â Well it's always worth a try Mr. Levy. Where else can you get fine dining advice and a run down
of the runners and riders for the Hotspur Management Handicap? Spurs Musings of course. And Greg,
our very own resident Professor of Gastronomy, who is used to the high life marks our card for us
on both potential managers and where to eat out in London.
Sicher habt ihr das alle schon mal ausprobiert. Ihr habt mit verbundenen Augen auf dem Bolzplatz
einen Kasten Brause ausgeelfert und dabei festgestellt, dass das gar nicht so einfach ist. Wie soll
man auch nur den Ball treffen, wenn man ihn einfach nicht sieht und wie soll man ein Tor schieÃŸen,
wenn man gar nicht [.
Keep it under your hats but Spurs can go third tonight. Yes. Exactly. Ruddy heck. In a
season where the City of Manchester is shaking off the ghastly idea of having to actually compete
with the rest of the league and instead branching off and starting their own SUPER AWESOME MEGA
league where non-local types aren't even allowed past reception, there's a feeling that anything's
possible in the race for, well, everything else.
CASA GRANDE, Ariz. -- The younger, less-experienced, less-traveled Vancouver Whitecaps keep
asking veteran teammate Jay DeMerit for World Cup stories or tales of his time in Europe or a
handicap of some of the greatest international stars he has ever marked.
A man sat in a pub has amazed onlookers with his astonishing feats of prediction by recalling
several sweeping statements he made in the run up to the current Premier League season. The man has
reached the unavoidable conclusion that he had been right "all along" about a number of broadly
defined things which have, amazingly, since happened.
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Introducing a new regular column onJust Football,
theWeekend Six Pack. We're delighted to welcome our new betting
columnistRob Hartnett, who each week will bring you six bets
from the weekend's football action.
It's win or bust for Manchester United on the final Premier League weekend but whether it's 1-0
or 10-0 the champions will fall short should Chelsea defeat Wigan at Stamford Bridge. And that is
why the reigning champions are out to 9 (8-1) to regain their trophy, with the Londoners as short
as 1.12 (1-8).
Thailand play Palestine in their World Cup Qualifier Second Leg knowing that their 1-0 lead is no
way near enough. The shot shy Thais have been notorious for their inability to turn their silky
build up play in to goals and new coach Winifred Schaeffer found out the hard way in the 1st
As if that ain't enough the Thais may face a further handicap.
Sir Alex Ferguson was offered the England job on the back of our double winning season in 1996
and our treble winning season in 1999. Obviously, our manager turned the FA down on both occasions,
claiming that it would be a 'terrible job' to have.
"I was offered the chance to manage the England team on a couple of occasions but, of
course, it was just out of the question," said Ferguson.
Untold Arsenal on TwitterÂ @UntoldArsenal By Walter Broeckx As I am not from England I have a bit
of a handicap in some things. Even though we can see some channels over here in Belgium we don't
get all the UK channels.Â So I couldn't see the Panorama programme about "buying a football club".
Pre-season friendlies must be the time where Arsenal TV Online receive the most of their
subscriptions as that is the only place where the games are broadcast live. It is a shame that the
commentators are so arrogant and the picture quality so shoddy... it is not exactly a ringing
advert of competance and value is it?
I just wanted to take a few seconds to let everyone know today is Will's birthday. I think we can
all agree that, despite the sheer handicap of being a Baylor fan, he kicks it through the net
around here.As for the thread title, of course, I'm just kidding. The cops are surely in on it
all.- Greg Seltzer
Steven Gerrard has shouldered the burden of being Liverpool's 'talisman' for years now, and when
the chips are down, everyone seems to look to the captain for inspiration. Such over-reliance on
Gerrard has arguably been a handicap at times, and with the team struggling to score goals, the
pressure is once again on Gerrard to come in and solve the problem.
My SI.com article got quite a bit of response, and I've posted a few emails here that are pretty
C'mon Andrea, everyone knows what a mean and nasty bastard Wynalda is -- he's lucky to still have a
job on the air with his bitter criticism of everyone and everything always leaking out all over the
Esta noticia puede cambiar el rumbo del partido del proximoÂ sÃ¡bado y asi el ascenso de un
equipo a primera division nacional mexicana, juegue o no Cuauhtemoc pondra a la trinca fresera con
un handicap por una lesion. Â¿PodrÃ¡Â el Cuauh recuperarse y salirse con la suya o es el fin de un
This is the first of what should be plenty of weekly "doubles" for the Seattle Sounders,
although it's just one of a handful that includes two MLS dates. Considering how poorly we at
Sounder at Heart have fared in predicting lineups, I doubt this particular handicap is going to
make it any easier.