Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Tuesday Backpasses: Screw you, Fark


Barcelona president, having just survived vote of no confidence, decides to resign [Goal]
UEFA Cup set to rebrand. "Europe's NIT" is our suggestion [Canadian Press]

Trifecta in play, and closed--people hate on the MLS
Philly's stadium will not help the local community [Delco Times]
I hate Bleacher Report. Bleacher Report writer hates the MLS in general [Bleacher Report] BONUS-His profile says he works for MLS
MLS to tap into Gambian pipeline of talent. I know the article doesn't hate on the league, but come on. Gambia, really? That's the best you can do, MLS? [Boston Globe]

18 comments:

The Likely Lad said...

Gambia has excellent oil pipelines from what I read. As for the football...

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Mike Georger said...

17 million plus steve finnan? i hope rafa doesnt do that. thats just fucking awful. in no world is barry worth 20 million. better off sticking villa with his wages.

Lingering Bursitis said...

Yeah, it's rather ridiculous at this point. Villa rate Finnan at only 1m due to only having one year left on his contract, and that's just not fair.

Martin O'Neill is a massive douche

Mike Georger said...

oneill thinks finnan is worth less than tallec
oneill is an idiot

Goat said...

If MLS is like Arsene Wenger then West Africa is like young French boys.

Keith said...

So Barry out, and essentially Sidwell, Finnan and 12 million in, with which to purchase Miguel from Valencia?

Martin O'Neill is a huge genius. And Liverpool will still go trophyless. The bet holds.

Lingering Bursitis said...

Keith:

two right-backs and a ginger castaway?

Hardly the stuff of legend.

Keith said...

Well, when we already have the Danish Dynamo and England's future Captain in central defense, and Carew, Young and GabAg leading the charge up front, all we really need is a) depth and b) a right-sided winger - oh wait: David Bentham is on the way!

BTW, that "Ginger Castaway" is close to the level of player that our 20 million pound former skipper was when O'Neill first signed up.

So in two years, we can look forward to selling HIM for 30 mill

Goat said...

LB--I prefer Mary Anne.

Mike Georger said...

when young is playing for united in two years we are all going to look back and cry

Lingering Bursitis said...

Sidwell's legs are rotten from years of atrophy in the CFC reserves. As for the others, you'll sell them all in due course. That's what Aston Villa does. It's quite simple, really.


Goat: yeah, she was a much better pick

Georger: you're so fucking right

Keith said...

Sidwell was only with Chelski for a year, in which he delivered the most talked-about tackle that broke no one's leg; before that, he was the midfield engine for Reading (yeah, I know, that qualifies him for nothing, but he was a big part of their earning promotion and surviving for a second season in the Prem). On the selling thing, things are different now. Lerner's actually looking like he wants to make Villa a top 6/4 fixture, unlike Deadly Doug.

And dammit, Georger, that's never happening! NEVER!

Keith said...

Goat- doesn't everyone?

Goat said...

Keith--I think her recent bust for possession of weed settled the debate once and for all.

Mike Georger said...

i liked sidwell with reading but lost a lot of respect for him when he moved to chelsea, there was never any way he would play there. but hey chelsea made a cool five million off the deal in the long run.
he looks like a less athletic, less soul having version of skrtel

Mike Georger said...

no no officer, look, calm down, let me explain. i actually play here, im not a streaker. fine call the office if you dont believe me. FUCK

Keith said...

Georger is on dis ting!

I actually thought that was going to be a picture of Sidwell in a white kit (then I realized Chelski's change kits were atomic yellow last year).