BBC Radio Five Live may just be regretting waking Manchester United legend Paddy Crerand up before he'd had his Weetabix this morning, with the 73-year-old erupting a little misguidedly it must be said at the presenter over his 'ludicrous' suggestion that Rio Ferdinand provoked the Man City fans with his celebrations at the end of Sunday's Manchester derby.
Champion jumps jockey AP McCoy gave Manchester United their first winner when he rode 7/2 shot
Cuban Piece to victory at Bangor yesterday. Co-owners of the nag include Michael Owen, Ryan Giggs,
Paul Scholes, Gary Neville and other past and present players. Gunners fan McCoy joked: 'Imagine if
this was the only thing United win this season".
United travel to London to take on QPR this weekend, and are a top priced 1.5 withÂ Betfred andÂ
Paddy Power to win at a ground where they haven't lost for 22 years. They have won eight and lost
none of the last 11 meetings with the Hoops in all competitions and come into the game on the back
of thrashing Wolves 4-1 to extend their unbeaten run in the league to eight (won 5, Drawn 3).
This week on the Nearpost we take a look at the rise of the Chinese Super League and its parallels
with the Premier League, will the big name stars hurt the national team even more? We also dissect
the election of Australia's Greatest Footballer and the best eleven to pull on the green and gold.
All that and more this week from Paddy and the two Nicks.
July 1st Final Countdown by Off The Post on Mixcloud With Ben all footballed-out, he's gone to get
away from it all in the last place anyone would be talking about Euro 2012: Scotland. So it's
fallen to Alex and Paddy to wade back through the tense, swampy waters of both semi finals, and
Ep. 39 Oh Didier! by Off The Post on Mixcloud David Cameron getting one over Angela Merkel at the
G8 Summit. David Luiz conducting an interview for Italian TV half-cut. Michael Essien and Salomon
Kalou making the female physio the filling in their grind sandwich. John Terry wearing shin pads
even though he took no [.
This week's show revolves around the theme of disguises and imposters (and owls). Who are those two
suave moustachio-ed gentlemen who have kidnapped Ben and Paddy and stolen their places on the sofa?
[Rush and Aldridge by the looks of it. Ed.] Why have the doppelgangers left Alex alone? How easy is
it to blag [.
Scarborough Athletic lined up against high flying United minus Gary Hepples and Ryan Blott, who
were both serving suspensions and Paddy Miller was also absent due to food poisoning. Dean Windass replaced Blott and new signing Luke Fletcher replaced Hepples, Denny Ingram
stepped in for the unlucky Miller.
Boro were a completely different class to their West Yorkshire based opponents today, no
disrespect to Thackley who are a decent side, but today they could not live with the brilliance of
Boro. After today's performance I cannot imagine Rudy leaving Gary Hepples out of his future starting
line-up's, once again Gary was my man of the match, he rightly regained his place today at the
expense of Dean Windass, who was on the subs bench.
Sydney FC looks set to blow the return of Marcos Flores out of the water with the signature of
Juventus legend Alessandro Del Piero. Holger Osieck has also selected his new squad for the matches
against Lebanon and Jordan, while the Sunshine Coast likes their chances of securing the next
It's out with the AFL and in with the NRL at FFA Headquarters, with David Gallop announced as the
incoming CEO to take over from Ben Buckley once the new TV deal is negotiated. The transfer
merry-go-round also continues, with Richard Garcia set to line up in central defence for Melbourne
Heart this season.
I love RVP, and I concur with Wenger in that he is the best captain at the club since Paddy, and
like all Gooners I sincerely hope he signs up for another 4 years with us.Â If he decides he wants
away, that is his prerogative and as disappointed as I will beÂ I will wish him wellÂ as the
situation is nothing like that of Cesc's or Nasri's from last Summer.
With the domestic season over our focus swings to the ACL, where Adelaide United continue to smash
all expectations. Could we see them playing in the Club World Cup this December? Paddy Bordier,
Nick Cumpston and Nick Amies bring you the lowdown on all the ACL action as well as the latest news
in the world's longest off-season.
Paddy Bordier, Nick Cumpston and Nick Amies follow the billionaire saga filling the back pages, the
continued slide of the previously unstoppable Mariners (much to Nick Junior's disgust) and the
selection policy of Holger Osieck; is he really helping build a future or de we have another
Liveblog: Afghanistan v Nepal Paddy is here to liveblog the match. You can chip in with comments on
the liveblog panel above or by using the hashtag #nepalOTP on Twitter. If everything's working OK
from a technical point-of-view you should be able to watch the match live in the video above too.
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IT'S ALWAYS NICE TO SEE THE BORO KNOCK IN A FEW GOALS PAST JAMIE GREEN, AND TODAY WAS NO
EXCEPTION, THIS VICTORY MEANS THAT IF WE BEAT TADCASTER ON TUESDAY NIGHT AT QUEENSGATE THEN WE WILL
BE TOP OF THE LEAGUE. BORO DOMINATED THE GAME AND TOOK THE LEAD IN THE 15TH MINUTE, A BEAUTIFULLY HEADED GOAL FROM
CURTIS BERNARD WHO WENT ON TO REGISTER HIS 2ND SUCCESSIVE HAT TRICK.
Mais um jogo das eliminatÃ³rias da Eurocopa de 2012, foi realizado no dia 10/08/2011, na cidade de
Belfast-NIR, onde jogaram as seleÃ§Ãµes da Irlanda do Norte (62Âº no ranking da FIFA) e a seleÃ§Ã£o
das Ilhas Faroe (112Âº no ranking da FIFA).
Antes desse jogo, as 2 seleÃ§Ãµes jogaram:
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O Ã¡rbitro desse jogo, foi: Emir Alekcovic-BIH
O primeiro gol foi de Aaron Hughes, aos 5 minutos do primeiro tempo, seu primeiro gol pela
Parkgate silenced the large Boro following and stunned their opponents with a goal inside the
first minute of play, following a poor clearance by the Boro defence, Nathan Swindells was left
with an easy opportunity and he took his chance well striking the ball home from near the edge of
the penalty area.