Saturday, September 27, 2008

Weekend Open Thread

In lieu of putting up two posts for your weekend footie comments, especially considering the Sunday one isn't very well-trafficked, consider this your one stop shopping point for letting everyone know just how right or wrong you were about this weekend's games.

Selected schedule and WAGs after the jump

Saturday (all times EDT, as usual)
7.45 Everton-Liverpool
9.30 Hannover 96-Bayern Munich
10.00 Aston Villa-Sutherland (USA!USA!USA!)
10.00 Fulham-West Ham
10.00 Manchester United-Bolton
10.00 Middlesbrough-West Brom
10.00 Newcastle-Blackburn
10.00 Stoke City-Chelsea Spartak London
10.00 Barnsley-Norwich
10.00 Celtic-Aberdeen
12.30 Arsenal-Hull
3.00 PSG-Grenoble
10.00 RSL-SJ Earthquakes

Sunday
8.30 Portsmouth-Tottenham
9.00 Hibernian-Rangers
11.00 Wigan-Manchester City
2.30 AC Milan-Inter Milan
3.00 DC United-FC Dallas


It seems that Everton don't have WAGs. Read into that what you will. Instead, Alex Curran for all.




70 comments:

Mike Georger said...

100 dollars to whoever gets me coffee and donuts right now.

ü75 said...

So, what, if anything, have I missed so far?

Mike Georger said...

nothing really. good pressure and possession by liverpool but no shots on goal. cahill should have scored off a corner but flubbed it, terrible marking again. crap card on fellatioani.

Mike Georger said...

From the guys who brought you 'Jimmy Bullard looks like the guy that dies from AIDS in Trainspotting', its the new blockbuster 'Phil Neville looks like Tom Hanks at the end of Philadelphia'

Mike Georger said...

basque on basque violence must stop. another terrible booking. i wonder why refs arent respected?

ü75 said...

What about "Robbie Keane looks like a guy who used to score for Tottenham, but he's obviously not"?

/cue 2nd half brace

Mike Georger said...

how is there noone on this fucking team with the club in their bag to take a goddamn corner well?

robbie has actually been having a good game, he made one mistake on a first touch but he and kuyt have been doing well

ü75 said...

I tell you what. I sure do love seahorses right now.

The NY Kid said...

I actually think the ref is letting a lot go. There have been a number of obstruction calls that he hasn't made.

Also, I have the commentary in Italian, and the announcers clearly referred to Lescott as "Worf from Star Trek"

ü75 said...

Yeah, that had better be a yellow. Worst dive I've seen in a while.

ü75 said...

Harsh on Torres there, I think

The NY Kid said...

that was a little harsh on 'Nando.

Mike Georger said...

good god why do i always get stuck behind the lady using coupons for every item at the store. all i wanted was a vitamin water and donut and it takes fifteen minutes. its too early for this crap.

dissent my nuts riley

Mike Georger said...

YES BABY!

keane will be juuuust fine

Mike Georger said...

the espn phillipines stream here is in english, great quality. and its mister gray.

The NY Kid said...

cue the Torres song.

Mike Georger said...

holy shit
hahahahaha

form is temporary, class is permanent. thats right andy

The NY Kid said...

good lord - he almost had a 3rd

Mike Georger said...

wow that was a horrible call on dirk. and i was about to compliment the call on the waived off goal too. oh well cant get them all.

Eladio said...

I don't understand, why not just watch it on Setanta, on the 56" screen like me?

Mike Georger said...

"News just in: Wayne Rooney is on the bench for Manchester United at home against Bolton. "

hahahaha oh man fuck him

The NY Kid said...

@Eladio - because, despite my weekly calls/e-mails, Comcast still does not have Setanta.

Fackers.

Mike Georger said...

aww poor whittle timmy cahill's feelings are hurt :(

Mike Georger said...

BUH BYE TIMMAH

you cant turn your back and walk away from the ref like that after that kind of tackle

ü75 said...

not a red

The NY Kid said...

yeah, I think that was only a yellow for Timmy. But he's a douchebag anyway

Mike Georger said...

given the tone of the game and the ref im not shocked with it. but to me it looked like cahill turned his back and grabbed his nuts.

Mike Georger said...

can pennant get a straight red in three minutes? stay tuned!

The NY Kid said...

@Georger -

Cahill: Foul? What about my CDs?

Riley: CDs?

Cahill: See Deez Nutz!

ü75 said...

Sadly, Pennant stays clean for his first three minutes.

Mike Georger said...

very very good second half. thrilled with the result, especially considering there was no mascherano and still reina was never forced to make a save.

Mike Georger said...

"because, despite my weekly calls/e-mails, Comcast still does not have Setanta."

yeah but at least we get the big ten network now so i can watch mid nineties wisconsin/minnesota games all day long.

oh yeah and the awesome comcast network with their hard hitting news team and action sports coverage of division three college football

its comcastic!

ü75 said...

Alright, got the Aberdeen game up, let's see how long I can stand it.

Eladio said...

@NY Kid: You know, all you had to do was ask and you could come over and watch it at my place. I even made waffles this morning.

Pretty much the only reason I have DTV is for Setanta. I thought I heard a rumor that FIOS was (or already is) carrying Setanta, but according to their website they don't.

You'd have to hold a gun to my head to get me to go back to cable.

Mike Georger said...

you cant stop cisse, you can only hope hes drunk and falls down

ü75 said...

Shit Balls. 1-0 Celtic. Hey, fuck-ohs, why don't you kick the ball out of the box instead of waiting for someone to tackle you 6 yards from goal.

Mike Georger said...

man. ashley young is going to be scoring goals like that for united for the next ten years pretty soon.

Mike Georger said...

wow paul newman died. this sucks.

The NY Kid said...

I missed waffles, Paul Newman dies, and Chelsea is winning?

This does suck.

ü75 said...

HT round up in Scotland
Celtic 1-0 Aberdeen
Inverness CT 2-1 Kilmarnock
Motherwell 0-1 St Mirren
Dundee United 1-0 Hearts
Falkirk 1-0 Hamilton Accies

ü75 said...

I will say that, despite giving up the goal away to Celtic, Aberdeen have looked the equal or better of their hosts. Time to keep up that perfect away form, boys.

Chad said...

I'm at work this morning, and the only things keeping me going are the huge coffee and West Ham being up 2-0 over Fullham at the half. Could this be our first away points of the year?

Pretty ugly game, West Ham had no shots on target until the two goals in the last few minutes of the half, and Fullham has picked up 3 yellows and a red now. You can now go back to watching/discussing matches people actual care about.

Mike Georger said...

now now, everyone cares when its andy johnson getting sent off. what a worthless sack of crap.

Precious Roy said...

Why does Roy Hodgson hate America so much?

Good to see Riley is keeping himself on top of his fantasy EPL reffing league. Shit call on Cahill. And it's really fucking hard to make people want to defend Cahill.

ü75 said...

WOOOOOOOOOO!

1-1 Aberdeen
Cross from the right evades all defenders. Back post volley from Mulgrew!

WOOOOOOOOOOOO!

ü75 said...

Wow, WTF is wrong with Man U? I know there is a half hour left, but still.

Precious Roy said...

Fuck... Louganis with the PK. The Mancs are going to get the full 3 from Stupid Fucking Bolton.

ü75 said...

Oh, there it is.
1-0 Man U
CRonaldo from penalty spot.

Precious Roy said...

Oh man... shit call to boot. Fucking SAF, he's like the Phil Jackson of the EPL only worse when it comes to complaining about the refs when in reality United are the beneficiaries of marginal calls for to against at a rate of about 14 to 1.

ü75 said...

2-1. Fucking A
Aberdeen go on top on a 30 yard free kick from Mulgrew who beats Boruc near post.

Adam said...

This ones for you Georger, this is from my phone midway through the Chelsea game, but apparently ESPN has a time machine and found out how some of todays games would finish already. Its also like this on the table on the soccernet site.

http://i38.tinypic.com/2rh5n2u.jpg

ü75 said...

Boo.

2-2 in Glasgow

ü75 said...

Fuck. Just fuck.

ü75 said...

And Aberdeen miss a breakaway at the end. 3-2 Celtic FT

Mike Georger said...

wow adam, good to know they keep doing that shit.

so wheres the guy who was giving me shit saying i shouldnt criticize refs because i have no idea what its like to be one? styles is fucking bad at this job, there is no other way around it. riley too. if the fa wants respect they should get some people who dont suck. but they never implement that theory with anything else they handle.

jjf3 said...

tough way to go, umlaut. Sympathies on that one...

I'm off to watch an Arse/Dynamo double-header whilst consuming as much Harp as my liver can take (plus a few for the road)...

Adam said...

Last week, Eboue shoots too many times when others have a good look, this week, he doesn't shoot when he has a good look. Get him off the freaking pitch.

Precious Roy said...

So I went to the Richmond Arms. I've watched Arsenal play 2.5 games of football there and score exactly zero times.

So I left the Richmond Arms.

Precious Roy said...

I should note that half was today hosting Hull with Eddie Izzard roaming the sidelines.

The NY Kid said...

STOP DRIBBLING IN THE BOX AND FUCKING SHOOT!

The NY Kid said...

GOOD LORD! Geovanni crushed that.

Goat said...

Fucking Gallas with shit defending on a set play yet again.

Andrew said...

Likes: Winning; Cape Cod Robust Russet Potato Chips.

Dislikes: Losing to Hull City; dribbling in the box for 1/3 of a game and not shooting.

Mike Georger said...

ugh. i placed a bet on hull to win and chickened out on the confirmation page. im such a coward.

Matt said...

It seems like Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink is always beating the Dons with a late winner. Strachan will have some interesting decisions to make up front on Tuesday. The leading goal scorer in the SPL, last year's leading scorer, or the guy who scored two goals on the weekend.

ü75 said...

I'm okay with it if it's a screamer, but this was just such a dinky goal (for JVoH). One of those that just squirts away and dies over the line. It's so frustrating to compare Celtic's three goals with Mulgrew's two fantastic efforts, knowing that if Aberdeen had a slightly better keeper or defense, and this game is three points to Aberdeen.

Phil said...
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Phil said...

Relegation form yet again for my Spurs. It'll be a surprise if Juande survives the week. He trotted out yet another odd, ineffective lineup today and his fascination with Zokora and BAE is going to cost him his job.

Phil said...

Oh, and Belhadj is in dire need of a good kicking. I imagine he and Judas get along well over at Pompey.

ü75 said...

Milan derby = yawn

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