Saturday, October 4, 2008

Weekend Open Thread


I hope you have figured it out by now. There are games going on this weekend. Come here to talk about them.

Selected schedule, at your author's whim, after the jump (EDT, unless I screwed up the maths)


Saturday

10.00 Sunderland-Arsenal
10.00 West Brom-Fulham
10.00 Wigan-Middlesbrough
10.00 Norwich-Derby
10.00 Aberdeen-Hibs
10.00 Celtic-Hamilton Accies
12.30 Blackburn-Manchester United
4.00 Barcelona-Atletico Madrid



Sunday

8.00 St. Pauli-Alemania Aachen
8.30 West Ham-S.F. Bolton
9.00 St. Mirren-Rangers
10.00 Spartak London-Aston Villa
10.00 Manchester City-Liverpool
10.00 Portsmouth-Stoke City
10.00 Tottenham-Hull
11.00 Everton-Newcastle
3.00 Nancy-PSG

104 comments:

Ian said...

Fulhamerica is certainly dead...see if I care if you go down, fuckers.

Bigus Dickus said...

grrrrrrrrrrrr. Bigus is not happy, 25 mins in.

The Fan's Attic said...

if andy reid wasn't as fat, he might have been able to get a decent header on goal.

Bigus Dickus said...

whats up with that, why dont they put the prick on a diet, He is a bloody footballer!

The Fan's Attic said...

pass, pass, pass, don't shoot, pass, pass, give the ball up, regain, pass, pass, pass, don't shoot.

for fuck's sake arsenal, do something!!!

Bigus Dickus said...

Yes yes yes..Clingan!!!!! 1-1 Come on City!!!!

Bigus Dickus said...

All City now.....Come on !!!!!

Whats up with Arsenal FA?

The Fan's Attic said...

shitty 1st half, promising 2nd half but can't capitalize...overpassing, typical.

The Fan's Attic said...

0-0 still. one van persie goal called back...hard to tell if walcott's ball in had crossed the endline or not.

The Fan's Attic said...

first goal of the EPL day...West Brom 1-0.

ü75 said...

Waking up to a 1-1 Aberdeen scoreline and 0-0 for Arsenal. Not the best start to the day.

The Fan's Attic said...

getting up? what time is it where you're at?

ü75 said...

Time stamp says 11.25. Just because you play pick up matches before sunrise doesn't mean you can pull the same kind of speech my grandparents used to give me.

On the bright side, I'm only slightly hungover.

The Fan's Attic said...

arsenal fans may commence worrying about the season. leadbitter scores 1-0 sunderland...86'

ü75 said...

G-D

I don't even want to look at the Aberdeen score now.

The Fan's Attic said...

didn't play this morning. calf injury. it's just even when i can sleep in my body doesn't let me anymore.

awesome shot by leadbitter.

Bigus Dickus said...

I am now going to crawl into a hole where i am going to stay for 2weeks.

TrippinBrammie said...

even if we lose to Sunderland, we're still "as talented" as the Invincibles, so it's all good....

ü75 said...

And there it is. 1-2 Hibs. Like Garfield and Mondays, I hate Saturdays anymore.

ü75 said...

Yuck. Red card for deliberate handball followed by a penalty. Can Aberdeen just go on the road for the rest of the season?

ü75 said...

Alright, some redemption for the day.

1-1 in the Northeast.

The Fan's Attic said...

arsenal level on fabs header from corner.

ü75 said...

Aberdeen still lose. Look forward to 5-6000 gates at home, boys.

The NY Kid said...

I fucking protest. Van Persie's goal should have counted.

And thank you, Cesc.

Ibracadabra said...

Cescy time. A point salvaged. But I think it looks like the Carling Cup is the only chance at silverware and it's only October...

Adam said...

yes but we'll undoubtedly be paired against some decent prem squad who cares about the carling cup and we'll slip up. But maybe we can become the new Liverpool and rest players just for the CL.

Autoglass said...

Big equalizer by Arsenal. As much as I'd like to make fun, no one is really showing truly fantastic form right now. I don't believe that Liverpool will stick. And Chelsea have injury problems.

ü75 said...

The weather looks miserable in Blackburn.

Phil said...

Just in case anyone worried that Fletcher only fluffs absolute sitters for Scotland, worry no more.


Giggs is the only person in a red shirt who seems interested right now.

Phil said...

Apparently FA permits Wayne Ronney to pull players down from behind without penalty.

ü75 said...

How did that get in?

Phil said...

No idea. Justin's TV went out.

Ibracadabra said...

berba's bulgarian not brazilian, does he really need to wear gloves?

(bulgarian martin petrov does this too!)

Phil said...

Well, one's hands will tend to get cold when one spends much of his time on the pitch standing around.

The Fan's Attic said...

he's just used to having a warm cancer stick in his hand. during the games his hands go cold.

Phil said...

That was rather pretty.

ü75 said...

Great job West Ham. Make S.F.Bolton look good.

ü75 said...

West Ham goal. 1-2 with 20 to go

ü75 said...

Hull off to a flyer. 1-0 in the 9th minute.

ü75 said...

SF Bolton finish it off. 3-1

Mike Georger said...

uhoh the dirk kuyt school of missing sitters is back open

ü75 said...

Kuyt about 30 feet over from 5 yards out.

ü75 said...

That goal is a study in persistence by Man City. Liverpool can neither get to the ball or clear it when it's free.

Mike Georger said...

man liverpool really need to spend eight million pounds on a left back

oh they did?
and dont play him?
instead playing someone who cant defend worth shit and lets people blow past him?

ü75 said...

Joe Cole scores for Chelsea.

ü75 said...

Nacho Pete for Pompey

Mike Georger said...

city can just keep knocking it out because they know pool as no threat from corners. jesus.

ü75 said...

St Mirren go up on Rangers with 12 minutes left

Phil said...

Juande slots Zokora in ahead of Bentley. It's like he wishes to be sacked.

Mike Georger said...

riera is the only one that showed up today. defense looks pants shitingly terrified of city.

Mike Georger said...

classy dive by swp

Mike Georger said...

wow. game over.
what a shot.

ü75 said...

Uhh. Where the hell was Reina?

Phil said...

And now Pavlyuchenko's off on 35'. What a waste of money. So far off the pace it's not even funny.

ü75 said...

This has the makings of another 5 or 6-0 Man City win. Liverpool are nothing out on the pitch today. Man City haven't had many chances, but have put two away. Sorry, fellas.

But, hey, Mark Stein is happy.

ü75 said...

Chelsea get another. What happened with Pavs?

Mike Georger said...

keane for kuyt. babel for alonso.
and shoot aurelio in the fucking face. put agger in at left back or something. you cannot field two fullbacks that cant defend worth dick against a team with lots of attacking options.

Phil said...

Spurs having great trouble swinging the ball in. If only they had an English international that has perfected that skill. Oh, wait...


What the hell is going on with Liverpool?

Phil said...

Pavs took a stumble and a tumble and got up looking a bit bruised. Juande immediately brought on Bent.

Mike Georger said...

frankly rafa got it wrong today. there was no reason to leave keane out. keep masche in but drop alonso.

but the shit nature of the fullbacks is what cost them. the more things change the more they stay the same.

ü75 said...

Full Time in the St Mirren-Rangers match. While I'm happy that Rangers lost, I'm unhappy that St Mirren get off of the foot of the table. Aberdeen now occupy the lone relegation spot in Scotland. How long does Calderwood have to turn it around?

Phil said...

Spurs booed off at the half by the White Hart Lane faithful.

Mike Georger said...

soccernets tables predicting the future AGAIN

i dont know if theyre just tied to live scores, but if they are thats just a terrible web design

Phil said...

Let's see if Spurs can make it outside of 10' in a half before conceding again.

Mike Georger said...

no changes rafa... shocking ... if i may dust off an old chestnut, 'fire rafa'

Phil said...

Lennon and Bale are the only ones mounting challenge to Hull. Bring on Bentley and Dos Santos!

Mike Georger said...

terrible performance from torres thus far too. this is depressing. i dont want to wake up early for this shit anymore man.

Mike Georger said...

stoke level. is this the most exciting trio of promotees since the EPL started? i think so

ah yes mascherano long shots, thats how you get it started!

Phil said...

I'm with you, Mike. Of course, this is the first loss you've had to witness for Reds.

Cubs gutted me last night. Spurs now finishing the job.

Mike Georger said...

and i spoke too soon, pompey back up

Phil said...

Spurs could be exciting when they're promoted in 2011.

Mike Georger said...

hey rick parry, good to see hes not dead face down in a ditch somewhere like i wished

Mike Georger said...

theres torres. goddamnit boys keep it rolling. excellent build up.

Phil said...

Spurs really hearing it from the home fans now on 55'

Mike Georger said...

when robinho isnt busy whining about playing for the most successful club ever, he spends his time as the professor emeritus at the andy johnson school of diving

Phil said...

Hey, look, Jermaine Defoe scored. But, hey, Spurs don't need him.

Or Keane

Or Berbatov.

Yeah. That was a sparkling plan.

Phil said...

Isn't CR the department chair, mike? Did you see his two flops yesterday? Just disgraceful. Lucky not to get carded. Well, not lucky, I guess considering he's in a ManU shirt.

Mike Georger said...

i never watch united highlights when they when, theyre celebrations are always so sickening

pool doing their best to make it a two goal differential again

Mike Georger said...

wow aurelio definitely picked that up before it went out

Phil said...

Zokora's been pants all day, so when Juande finally subs in Bentley, who does he take off. Why a defender, of course. Bentley on for Gunter, Zokora still on, ready to surrender possession at a moment's notice.

Mike Georger said...

thank god that didnt go in. robinho was several yards off and it wasnt called. in the bag these refs are.

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Mike Georger said...

holy shit straight red for zabeletta
lol i take the refs comment back, but that was a great call. studs up at the ankle nowhere near the ball

Phil said...

Bentley immediately creates two sparkling chances. Why did he not start? With him on the right and Lennon on the left, Spurs would have a much improved attack over the slop they put together in the first half.

Mike Georger said...

skrtel kicks jo in the ass inadvertently

let the time wasting begin!

Phil said...

Bentley's presence has completely changed the game. Nothing but chances for Spurs now, and they'd have had two bagged if not for the fact that Darren Bent's first touch is always complete and utter shite.

Mike Georger said...

AND ITS ANOTHER TORRES BRACE AND THE FIRST TIME SINCE THE THATCHER ADMINISTRATION POOL SCORE FROM A CORNER!

ü75 said...

Good on 'Pool for coming back. They looked dead to rights in the first half.

Phil said...

Juande Ramos' Spurs career entering its final 30 minutes.

He finally brings on Dos Santos....for Lennon, the only player who has been consistently effective. Didier Zokora remains on.

Mike Georger said...

babel for kuyt at 80 please

ü75 said...

Everton two up on Newcastle. No surprise there, I guess.

Mike Georger said...

torres muffs a great ball that wouldve been the HT, had the stretch but he still needs to stick that

Phil said...

I didn't expect a top-four for Spurs this year, but I also didn't expect relegation form. This is fucking revolting football.

Mike Georger said...

"With 42 minutes on the clock, Joe Kinnear decides to start his walk down to the Newcastle dressing-room. That'll be a lively 15 minutes. "

hahahaha

Phil said...

Campbell should have gotten a penalty, but when you've played like Spurs have, you're not going to get the close ones.

Phil said...

Joe Kinnear is my hero for the week.

Mike Georger said...

wow i think skrtel just broke his leg

Mike Georger said...

you know its bad when city's trainers are out there too helping

Mike Georger said...

six added minutes. oh crap.

Mike Georger said...

DIRK DIRK DIRK BORK BORK BORK

what have we learned today? im an idiot

Phil said...

Campbell shits away the last chance. I don't know how Ramos survives the week.

Mike Georger said...

dont let this slip please

i cant believe hull

Mike Georger said...

what a huge fucking result. i am simply shocked at this.

but if they play like they did in the first half again theyre boned.

fuck you city, go cry into your dirty oil money

Phil said...

Ack.

My Spurs, my Spurs. That settles it: I'm drinking that bottle of Delerium Tremens, today. In fact, right now.

Fucking Spurs. That's just not sackah.