Manchester United's official Facebook page decided to wish a happy birthday to Ashley Young, who turned 28 today. Fans using the page were not feeling so generous towards their injury hit winger. The top two comments on the post ended up being suggestions that the ideal birthday present might be a move away from Old [.
Of all the moments in the surreal, simultaneously compelling and slightly sickening Manchester
City vs. Manchester United game today, there is one that will probably stay rooted in our
imaginations for at least a little while: Balotelli's cheeky question: "Why Always Me?" after his
first goal. Like the most conversation-worthy and striking moments in football, this one is
fascinating because it seems at once funny and irritating, appropriate and trangressive.
Today was the 34th birthday of veteran U.S. defender Heather Mitts. Seems like just yesterday she
was that fresh-faced kid of out Florida via Cincinnati trying to earn her way onto the U.S. WNT,
and now she is preparing for her third Olympics (she's still fresh-faced, BTW).
It is tradition that if it is someone's birthday, at the end of U.
The birthdays are coming fast and furious in Guatemala for the U.S. U-17 WNT, which leads to a
conundrum for the team administrator. Do you get four cakes or one cake? Or maybe two cakes and cut
them in half to make four half cakes?
U.S. U-20 WNT midfielder Morgan Brian and Technical Director for the Women's National Team April
Heinrichs celebrated their respective birthdays on back-to-back days by traveling to Panama, with
Brian traveling with the team on her birthday on Sunday and Heinrichs arriving on Monday (her
Back-to-back birthday girls, Morgan Brian and April Heinrichs.
David and Victoria's eldest turned 13-years-old over the weekend an age that typically brings an
end to a child's I-don't-mind-kissing-my-dad-on-the-lips-whilst-taking-a-ride-on-his-shoulders
The whole family celebrated Brooklyn's coming of age on Sunday, which started with a boys-only
outing to the LA Lakers game (they ate nachos, chatted up Denzel Washington)Â followed by a "huge
party" at the Beckham compound.
We asked Newcastle fans yesterday if they would like to wish Newcastle target Gervinho a happy
birthday. Gervinho - looks like Newcatsle fans want him on Tyneside It was the good idea of one of
our readers, Oleg G, who sent me Gervinho's Facebook address. And he sent me anther note a little
later yesterday [.
As we told you earlier this week, the MÃ¼nchen Men have been biding their timeÂ
at a training camp in Doha.Â Bastian SchweinsteigerÂ recovered well enough from
his shoulder operation (which quite honestly, left a sexy scar!) to play in their win over
Al-Sailiya last night.
It came and it went by with little attention. AC Milan turned 112 years old on December 16. I for
one, am guilty of not showing attention. But, it is only four days late, and better late than never
eh? So Happy Birthday AC Milan and special thanks to our writer, Francesco Barbati, who sent [...]
A very Happy Birthday to Paolo Maldini. Much has been written about his greatness by far more
illustrious writers than me, so i will not repeat what everybody knows. Instead, enjoy these really
nice videos of the Azzurri and Milan legend- [read more]
Happy Birthday to one of our 'Neymarlitas' Bekie & Happy Neymar
November to you! This month, we'll be giving out some limited-edition
Futbolita-Neymar Tees, so stay tuned to how you can get your hands on one.
A funny story has emerged today concerning Real Madrid's failed bid for
Arsene Wenger may rest Robin van Persie for the Premier League clash at the Emirates against
The Daily Mail this morning claims that even if AW decides to play the skipper it is only a
matter of time before he is benched. The papwewr reports that Van Persie is in the midst of an
amazing goal-scoring streak after hitting 27 goals in 35 games.
U.S. striker and highest active goal scorer Abby Wambach turned, according to her, 21 today! (We
think we might have to add 10 years to that, but not sure). So Happy Birthday to Abby and we're
hoping she can commemorate the day with a goal this weekend against Mexico. Anyone who assists to
Abby, that counts as your birthday present.
The media attention hasn't been too heavy up in Glasgow so far, but the U.S. players have been
doing interviews everyday and the Scottish media (like most media around the world) have found the
players well-spoken, charming and interesting.
For Portugal's all-important final group stage match against the Netherlands, Cristiano Ronaldo
sent underachieving twin brother Barry home and continued to live up to comparisons to Fernando
Torres (who had a brace against Ireland) by scoring both goals in his side's 2-1 win. That
confirmed Portugal's place in the quarterfinals and served as a final piece of evidence that this
Netherlands team, which lost all three of their Group of Death matches after scoring more than any
other team in qualifying, was terrible.
Good Afternoon! It's a Spring-like Tuesday, December 22nd and Birthday mania continues here at The
Viper's Nest. This time, we're celebrating the birthday of RBNY's #1 supporter, the one and only
You Suck Corrales. Sure, we had a YSC birthday get-together a few weeks back, but today is the
actual date - so I'm all for celebrating the great man again.
Greg's back to wish Mickey and Wayne Rooney 'Happy Birthday; to welcome the return of Sandro, the
return to scoring form of Defoe and Luka and the revival of the ancient Spurs tradition of passing
in triangles. Prodigal Croatians; Elephants in Togo; train crashes in Manchester; bananas in Wigan.
It's all here folks: read and enjoy.
For absolutely no reason a post marking John Clark's 47th birthday.
Actually not no reason: That today is his birthday was the first tweet I read this morning. Then
someone else mentioned him in a reply to a tweet of mine about Gordon Rae (children, ask your
fathers). And a week or so ago I was speaking to his cousin after a funeral in Port Seton.
Two years ago, on July 28th 2009, my brother and I founded A Football
Beyond invites to events and interviews with footballers, this site has allowed me to not only
create a unique setting for brilliant young writers from over 30 countries to share their thoughts,
but on a more personal level it has helped develop incredible relationships with amazing men and
women across the globe.