Here is the photo to make every Spurs fan smile before the NLD tomorrow. Goodbye stage! (for a day at least) #Levyed pic.twitter.com/9ZGK9vQHTo Spurspanyol (@spurspanyol) August 31, 2013 Real Madrid have been forced to dismantle the presentation stage dubbed the Bale Box. The stage, scaffolding and perspex screens were put in place just over [.
Alan Pardew looked confident as usual in his press conference for the upcomingÂ Tottenham game
yesterday, and he wasÂ obviouslyÂ excited by the fantastic first week ahead with a home game
against Â Tottenham, the Europa League game in Athens, and thenÂ ChelseaÂ at StamfordÂ Bridge a
week come Saturday, Â and Alan said heÂ was really looking forward to it as no [.
Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has played down the rivalry with fellow title contenders Chelsea, saying beating them doesn't mean as much as winning against Liverpool or Manchester City. The two sides meet in the Premier League on Monday in David Moyes' first competitive game in charge of United.
Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway said he was disappointed by the lack of belief shown by his players during their 1-0 defeat to Spurs in their opening Premier League match. The Eagles never really looked likely to get a result against their London rivals, but in the end only a Roberto Soldado penalty separated the [.
Southampton 0-2 Wigan Athletic Premier League 25 August 2012
Playing in their first home game in the top tier in seven seasons, the Saints were looking to
give their fans something to celebrate. However, an impressive display by visitors Wigan spoiled
the party and gave Roberto Martinez's side a deserved victory.
Tottenham Hotspur vs West Bromich Albion, Saturday 25th August 2012, White Hart Lane,
After a disappointing result at Newcastle, even with a decent performance to start the season,
the boys return to the Lane to have their first home game. THFC1882Â welcomes
backÂ Kenny PalmerÂ to preview the West Brom game:
It was deja-vu all over again for Manchester City as the Premier League champions opened their
title defence with a thrilling win over newly-promoted Southampton. Not only was the score exactly
the same as that never-to-be-forgotten final home game against Queens Park Rangers last season, so
was the scoring sequence, and even the ends they went in at the Etihad Stadium.
Match day. No sweeter two words after a 2 months plus break from The Arsenal. Unless of course
the two words are "Champions Now". Then again, that's not the way the game is played. There's the
entire season ahead of us and today is the beginning of it all. Another full season for us to
savour, enjoy or be upset about.
I'm going to go out on a limb here and suggest that Chantaburi are favourites to get relegated from
Division One in Thailand. I know, it's not often I go out on a limb like that but I just get that
feeling that their days are numbered in Thailand's second tier.
Never seen them play so can't say I have any special insight.
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is hoping that introducing his strategy of pressing aggressive
football at Anfield will turn the stadium into a fortress for the Reds.
While Rodgers was at Swansea impressing the rest of the Premier League with his entertaining
brand of football, Liverpool struggled with a below-par home record, dropping many shocking points
en route to a disappointing eighth place finish.
The work of a football commentator can be a varied bag. When it's bad it can numb the very soul. Trivial banter back and forth between jaded broadcasters and witless pundits can leave one feeling indebted that our lives, for all their occasional perks, are limited in span and that one day the welcome finger [.
Susana Werner is a Brazilian actress who was formerly engaged to
Ronaldo (the original, more legendary Brazilian one) before finding love with
Queens Park Ranger's new goalkeeper, Julio Cesar in 2002. Of course, Cesar
recently finalised a move to the English side on a four-year-deal after seven seasons at Inter
In a game of very few chances, albeit the ones that did come fell Arsenal's way, the Gunners only
took a single point from their opening home game against Sunderland. Although Arsene Wenger praised
the team's spirit, he felt that they lacked a few things needed to break the deadlock. Wenger said
after the game: [.
Newcastle are in early-stage discussions with Wayne Rooney's agent about a move from Manchester United, according to an article on the news section of Mike Ashley's business website. The Sports Direct website claims the Magpies are preparing a bid for the England international. The article read: "Newcastle United are preparing a shock bid for want-away [.
Alex Ferguson's farewell speech at Old Trafford by footballdaily1 Sir Alex Ferguson said goodbye to Old Trafford with an emotional speech following Manchester United's win against Swansea in his final home game in charge. Fergie's unscripted talk was sandwiched between the match and United's title celebrations.
"Defend, defend ... defend, defend, defend," the Manchester United fans cry in unison, as
the opposition launch a counter-attack, outnumbering the United defence by six to one. This is a
re-working of theÂ elaborateÂ "attack, attack, attack" chant that so often boomed out of the stands
in the seasons before, now a humorous, yet slightly concerned response to the signings of Shinji
Kagawa, some Chilean bloke and Robin van Persie from Arsenal.
One of our loyal readers has three tickets he's unable to use for Saturday's match as he's out
of town. He'd like one of you to get them. All you have to do is share your favorite away travel
story. Why away travel to win tickets to a home game? Because in this reader's case all games he
attends are away games.
The New England Revolution met former captain Shalrie Joseph and Chivas USA in an entertaining
3-3 draw at an empty Gillette Stadium tonight.
New England came out on fire scoring three goals in the opening 20 minutes through Sene (2) and
a McKenzie own goal. After struggling to score all season, suddenly the Revs had scored 6 goals in
the last 1 1/2 games, and they seemed destined to go on and win this match.
I hope everyone had wonderful holiday weekend and enjoyable end of Summer.Â For fans of Major
League Soccer, the post-labor day period means its time for the final push to the playoffs.Â Fall
is a great time for soccer in the United States and the playoffs are now just weeks away.
In truth the biggest business news over the last few days came from across the sea, with the
transfer window closing across Europe.
Montreal looks to continue their quest for a playoff berth against D.C. United. (Getty
The make or break part of the season is here. At this point teams can earn a lot or nothing at
all. Most teams are hitting that final stretch of games that will either put them in the playoffs
or will put them in a position to have a high draft pick in next January's SuperDraft.
In this post game video I take a quick look back at the abject road loss that saw Toronto drop
three more points on the road, this time in Columbus. I also take a personal look at the increasing
level of apathy and resignation among the hard core support for this team, I take a quick look
ahead to the last meaningful home game of the season, I come out in DEFENSE of Paul Mariner and I
ask Toronto FC if its time to announce a 2013 price freeze.
Another comparison of the home attendance, with the stage out, Sporting still had a sell out crowd
at Livestrong Sporting Park. Here's a look at the rest of the attendance comparisons for the 14th
home game of the season.
1996 - Arrowhead
Sunday September 1, 1996 vs New York 2-2(3-1) shootout win
Average - 12,646
1997 - Arrowhead
Thursday August 28, 1997 vs Colorado 1-0 win
Average - 8,835
1998 - Arrowhead
Saturday August 29, 1998 vs Chicago 2-2 (2-3) shootout loss
Average - 7,804
1999 - Arrowhead
Saturday September 18, 1999 vs Dallas 1-1(0-3) shootout loss
Average - 9,511
2000 - Arrowhead
Saturday August 5, 2000 vs Los Angeles 1-5 loss
Average - 9,253
2001 - Arrowhead
Average - 10,954
2002 - Arrowhead
Saturday September 14, 2002 vs Colorado 1-2 loss
Final home game of the 2002 season.
With 8 games left in the season, Sporting KC is currently 3 points out of the race for the
Supporters' Shield. Behind San Jose, KC doesn't have many games that you can immediately look at
and say "oh yeah that should be a win," but tomorrow night at Livestrong Sporting Park, KC has one
of those games.
I'll take "Stadiums in Better Shape than RFK " for $200, AlexDown the stretch they come!
The New York Red Bulls are right in the thick of things at the top of MLS' Eastern Conference after
somehow escaping Livestrong Sporting Park with a draw on Sunday night. Tonight they square off
against the Great Satan, DC United, for the third and final time of the 2012 regular season.
Here's this week's comparison for home games. Through 13 home games, Kansas City has once again
gotten another sellout at Livestrong keeping the 2012 season well ahead of last year's pace for the
most well attended season.
1996 - Arrowhead
Thursday August 15, 1996 vs San Jose 4-1 win
Average - 12,762
1997 - Arrowhead
Saturday August 17, 1997 vs New York 3-3(2-0) shootout win
Average - 8,928
1998 - Arrowhead
Wednesday August 26, 1998 vs DC 1-2 loss.
It is often the last resort of the villain in a pantomime to curse his conquerors with his dying
breath. Which thought leads me directly to Â the vainglorious attacks of Â Pompey's chief creditor,
Balram Chainrai, on the Pompey Supporters' Trust. Indeed, not only the Pompey Trust but the entire
The Chicago Fire will take their three-game winning streak to the nation's capital Wednesday
night to battle a struggling D.C. United side who has one win in their last five games. However,
United have yet to lose a home game since the opening week of the season having logged an 8-1-3
record with a +15 goal differential.
With the MLS playoff race heating up, both the Philadelphia Union and Real Salt Lake could have
used three points from their match on Friday night. But in a game where chances were few and far
between, each team was forced to settle for a bore draw, although it was the Union who came away
Luis Suarez was the inspiration as Liverpool cruised into the final qualifying round of the Europa
League with a 3-0 win over FC Gomel - and it seems Joe Allen is about to provide further cheer for
the Anfield faithful.
After telling Swansea he wants to move north, Allen was present to watch Suarez create first-half
goals for Fabio Borini and skipper Steven Gerrard as the Belarus outfit proved no match for the
The idea of John Gregory singing at all, let alone a Bruce Springsteen song, should sound like a very special story indeed. And it certainly is for all the right reasons surprisingly enough. The former Aston Villa manager who is still remembered fondly by the Villa faithful chose a charity fundraising gig [.
Arseblog has teamed up with Thomas Cook Sport, official travel partner of Arsenal, to offer two
lucky fans the chance to win a pair of tickets to this Saturday's home game against
Arsenal will be looking to continue their good start to the season against a team that has
scored twice against both Man United and Man City, and you could be at Emirates Stadium to watch
all the action LIVE!
World Cup qualifying is set to get back into full swing on Friday and there should be plenty of
quality and drama as 66 teams will be in action in an attempt to further solidify their place in
Europe will be the site for most of those matches, as UEFA's World Cup qualifying will begin
with 22 matches.
University of Virginia-Virginia Men's Soccer Scores Late to Drop No. 22 California,
2-1 Carroll heads home game winner in 84th minute
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. â€“ The Virginia men's soccer team scored its first win of the season Friday
night with a 2-1 victory over No.
Injured Cheick Tiote could be back for Newcastle's important home game against Aston Villa on
Sunday, and that will be good news for Newcastle fans. Cheick Tiote in action against Tottenham
Newcastle play tomorrow night against Greek Super League side Atromitos, and then against Aston
Villa on Sunday, and two wins willÂ see NewcastleÂ in fine [.
Manchester United's first home game of the brilliant 2006/2007 season was that 5-1 stuffing of
Fulham. We sold our top scorer, Ruud van Nistelrooy and didn't buy a replacement. We brought in
Michael Carrick as our new number 16 but there weren't many who had him as their first choice to
replace Roy Keane.