Saturday, April 25, 2009

The Bootroom: C'mon Exeter!!


See that? Now, that's a proper crest, and it belongs to my beloved Exeter City FC. With all due respect to the Premiership (suck it, Barclays!) and the rest of Europe and even MLS, today is a day for League Two. At least as far as yours truly is concerned.

Much love for Exeter City after the hop, along with the rest of the weekend action (yawn!!).

Now, why should you care about lowly little Exeter? As the Guardian described, the Grecians are a mere six years removed from utter financial ruin. Owners who bilked the club (they were later convicted of fraud), failed celebrity purchases (Uri Geller and Michael Jackson of all people were both linked with the club), and relegation all the way down to the Conference League.

In the intervening years, Exeter have been saved thanks to a supporters trust (member!), they were lucky enough to draw level with Manchester United at Old Trafford in the 2005 FA Cup (gate receipts and the TV rights to the return leg helped wipe out much of the club's substantial debt), and today they find themselves on the cusp of promotion to League One for the first time since 1994. With two matches left to play, Exeter are a mere one point above Bury for the final automatic playoff spot in League Two (top three teams are promoted, next four teams duke it out in a playoff for one additional promotion spot). All credit to manager Paul Tisdale and the players.

Today, the Grecians host Morecambe, who are a good side and still within striking of the playoffs. A win for Exeter would be a huge step forward, and the locals are expecting a record crowd at the REAL St. James Park. Meanwhile, the Exeter supporters will be keeping half an eye on the scoreboard as fourth place Bury and fifth place Gillingham meet. We're rooting for Bury to lose or draw. So, c'mon you red and white army!! (More Exeter coverage at Exeweb and Kellow's Bootlaces)


And now that you are done reading about Exeter, here's the rest of today's action..... (live broadcasts on major US stations listed, all times EST)

Premier League

Saturday:
10:00 Bolton v Aston Villa
10:00 Everton v Man City
10:00 Fulham v Stoke
10:00 Hull v Liverpool (Setanta)
10:00 West Brom v Sunderland
10:00 West Ham v Chelsea (FSC)
12:30 Man Utd v Tottenham (FSC)

Sunday:
8:30 Arsenal v Middlesbrough (Setanta)
11:00 Blackburn v Wigan (FSC)


The Coca-Cola Football League Championship
(For Bigus... Norwich are off until they host Reading on Monday, but in the meantime we want Plymouth, Forest and especially Barnsley to lose, lose, lose.)

7:30 Barnsley v Wolverhampton
10:00 Blackpool v Nottm Forest
10:00 Bristol City v Sheff Wed
10:00 Cardiff v Ipswich Scum
10:00 Coventry v Watford
10:00 Derby v Charlton
10:00 Doncaster v Crystal Palace
10:00 QPR v Plymouth Scum
10:00 Sheff Utd v Swansea
10:00 Southampton v Burnley
12:20 Birmingham v Preston


The Scottish Cup Semifinals

Saturday:
7:15 Rangers v St Mirren

Sunday:
10:00 Falkirk v Dunfermline Athletic


Coupe de la Ligue

Saturday
2:50 Bordeaux v Vannes OC


Other (Games from the continent and MLS that are on TV and/or look interesting)

Saturday:
9:30 Borussia Dortmund v Hamburg SV
2:30 Fiorentina v Roma (FSC)
4:00 Valencia v Barcelona (Gol TV)
7:00 Columbus v. Chicago (FSC)

Sunday
8:30 Ajax v AZ
9:00 AC Milan v Palermo (FSC)
1:00 Sevilla v Real Madrid (Gol TV)
2:30 Napoli v Inter (FSC)

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Kopper said...

The early Colaship game is actually Blackpool/Forest. 1-1 at the half. The important Barnsley game doesn't start unitl 10AM. I will be listening to it on web radio.

ü75 said...

Rangers waltzing to the final. 3-0, 87th.

phil said...

Fuck ManUre in the pants.

COYS!

That is all.

For now.

ü75 said...

Bayern-Schalke for me this AM.

ü75 said...

Allianz Arena is not built for day games. Streaks of light and heavy shadows shroud the field. Poor camera guy must be getting stressed out from having to adjust the aperture (or whatever) every three seconds.

BentPav said...

Jermaine Defoe's half brother died last night after an apparent attack on him in East London. RIP. COYS

JT said...

Barnley-Forest ended 1-1. Norwich now 3 points back

ü75 said...

0-1 Schalke. Goodness how I hate Bayern.

ü75 said...

Is nothing happening in the EPL today? No one wants to crow or bitch about their team?

ü75 said...

Schalke are lucky to escape. Keeper goes over the top of a Bayern player. Bayern gets called for a foul. Immediately after the whistle, Bayern handled in the box.

Precious Roy said...

I'll bitch that West Ham can't finish. They have none.

Precious Roy said...

Oops... should have read "They could have two. They have none."

Mike Georger said...

Hahahahahahahaha. United'esque fortune for Liverpool.

Maschernao tripped over the ball without being touched, nobody was within a yard of him, and the ref gives a freekick. Alosno scores on a blast from the freekick.

ü75 said...

Thanl you, PR.

ü75 said...

Oops, that should say "Thank you, PR".

Hull losing? That's unpossible.

Mike Georger said...

Liverpool are playing like dick actually.

ü75 said...

This German ref loves some flamboyant yellow cards.

Schalke finally counterattack after what seems like 10 solid minutes in their half. It comes to nothing.

phil said...

Georger, I think the free was stemmed from the earlier challenge on Benayoun. I know they let play continue, and they're not supposed to do that, but it seemed that way to me.

Mike Georger said...

Yeah could've been, he did give a card for the prior challenge, but that seemed like a bit long to let advantage go for.

Either way, beautiful goal off the rebound.

phil said...

I desperately want to beat United today. We are unbeaten vs. Top 4, but I just don't see us taking 3 points from ManUre. Right now, I can dream before the destruction starts.

phil said...

Boateng carded for dissent after the whistle for bitching about the free kick. LMAO

Spectator said...

Crap, I jinxed Exeter - down 1-0 at the half.

ü75 said...

Shit balls. Schalke red card. 20 minutes left to hold on. Not gonna happen.

Precious Roy said...

Is it wrong that I want SF Bolton to level?

ü75 said...

Alright! 10 on 10. Ribery sent off for a second yellow. Both were really soft.

phil said...

Yes, PR. It's wrong. Mainly because I have Jaaskielanain (sp?) in goal today and I don't need that match to turn into a shootout.

Mike Georger said...

Stoke losing should help Hull? Stoke are probably quite safe actually, eight points clear with five games to go? Yeah, good work Setanta.

ü75 said...

May have picked the wrong bundesliga game to watch. Werder just went up on Bochum 3-2 with 10 left.

ü75 said...

How the fuck did West Ham blow that?

ü75 said...

Exeter equalize in the 53rd

ü75 said...

er, 49th. looked at the wrong line.

Precious Roy said...

They've had three chances now, all against the run of play, but all better chances than anything Chelsea have managed.

That's why they are looking up at the Europa Thingy.

Spectator said...

Get in!!! Dean Moxey!!!

Mike Georger said...

You don't see enough players named after diseases these days.

JT said...

And Citeh go up 2-0 at Goodison Park...

ü75 said...

2-1 now for Exeter. Harley in the 53rd.

Man City score another on Everton, 2-0.
QotS go up 6-1 on Clyde. Ha ha.

Mike Georger said...

Nice goal. Whoever is running the Liverpool stream switched the channel to show the goal, that's quality pirating right there!

ü75 said...

Way to blow it West Ham. Green and a few others to blame on that one.

Precious Roy said...

Shit.

Spectator said...

2-1 Exeter!!! Tisdale must have had a good halftime talk. Bury is level with Gillingham at the moment, meaning we'll be 3 points clear if this stands. C'mon Exeter!!!

Precious Roy said...

Okay, that was actually a nice ball from Fat Frank. Curled just out of Green's reach and right to Kalou. But still: "shit."

Arsenal's only fading hope of reaching the top 3 (for auto CL group stage) needs a couple of Spartak losses.

ü75 said...

7-1 Queen of the South. Into stoppage time in munich.

Mike Georger said...

Is the field at Hull made out of concrete? The ball won't roll at all.

And yes, I refuse to say pitch because I'm not English.

phil said...

F*cking Spartak.

And f*cking Stephen Ireland needs to swallow his pride and get his ass back in the Rep. of Ireland squad. F*ck pride, Stephen.

Mike Georger said...

SFB!

ü75 said...

Hull red card on Folan.

JT said...

baggies score again... dear oh dear, Mackems

Mike Georger said...

Holy shit he kicked Skrtel in the junk, or tried to anyways. Absolute red card, great catch, because I and the announcers sure as shit didn't see it at first.

phil said...

You get your wish, PR. SF Bolton equalize through Cohen.

ü75 said...

Full time in Germany. Schalke barely hold on after being camped in their own half for most of the game. Keeper celebrates by running and sliding into the corner flag.

phil said...

WTF was Folan trying to do there? That's some pretty assholish behavior.

Mike Georger said...

DIRK DIRK DIRK BORK BORK BORK

phil said...

Shit. Poor Bigus. Barnsley go up 1-0 on Wolverhampton

ü75 said...

Dirk Kuyt, ladies and Gentlemen.

JT said...

fuck yes, lads! Back on top, if only for 2 hours.

COME ON YOU SPURS

phil said...

Every man a Spur today, eh? LMAO

Precious Roy said...

The wheels on Hull City come off, off, off... off, off, off... The wheels on Hull City come off, off, off. Fuck you Phil Brown.

Tee hee.

JT said...

indeed Phil. Just hold 'em to a draw. You can do that. They'd only have a one-point lead then.

ü75 said...

It's missing a few syllables at the end (at least how I hear it). I'm going with "go work on you tan, Phil Brown"

ü75 said...

*your tan*

Precious Roy said...

Godammit, I sat there debating between Cahill and Ireland for a good 15 minutes.

"Well, Everton are at home, and they are thin at striker with Jo not able to play. Let's pick the dickweed Cahill."

And of course Ireland scores. Fuck. Me.

phil said...

We'll try our damnedest, JT.


LMAO @ Kuyt's goal. Only he scores on ricochet's off a teammate's arm. Looked like that deflected of Lucas' arm.

JT said...

poor planning by Moyes. He makes a triple-sub bc he's obviously phoning it in now as they have an FA Cup final to worry about, and then Jagielka gets an awful-looking knee injury. Everton likely down to 10 men.

Never understood the triple sub.

ü75 said...

'Pool remember they are playing regular football, not Gaelic football, right? The last couple of shots seem to have been attempting to score the single point.

Precious Roy said...

Stone. Cold. Dive.

ü75 said...

Triple subs are for video games.

Mike Georger said...

I do the triple sub all the time in FIFA.

Precious Roy said...

Save was karmic justice. Still... FUCK!

ü75 said...

As I said.

Hullatio! Here it comes

ü75 said...

Exactly how far can that ball roll across the face of the goal? Seemed to go forever.

Mike Georger said...

Why would you defend Giovanni indeed. 2-1.

phil said...

I'm a FIFA 09 triple subber myself, but it has bitten me in the ass a couple times.

Mike Georger said...

Insua, rookie mistake. Come on kid.

Precious Roy said...

I couldn't fathom being a Liverpool fan this season.

JT said...

I can see the vid game thing, but not during the real thing. Hope Jagielka is alright.. I expect him to hold down the middle for England real soon

JT said...

PR: I don't know how I've managed it for 26 years

Mike Georger said...

Lucas clear shot on net and he FUCKING SUCKS

Precious Roy said...

Jagielka is just back from injury, right? That would suck. He's been awesome in front of Howard this season.

JT said...

Indeed he has, PR. When Terry finally stops pretending that he can do it for England, guys like Jagielka will be there to take over.

Mike Georger said...

FUCK

ü75 said...

oops. morcambe equalize with 10 left

JT said...

biggest result right now:

Barnsley 1, Wolverhampton 0.

Still 10-15 to play, but the result would likely put the Canaries down. Not good.

ü75 said...

And Wanderers equalize!

ü75 said...

The ones in Wolverhampton, that is

JT said...

get in! get the fuck in!

PS. We're the team with 11 men playing 10 men, correct? And yet Hull are doing all the attacking. My heart is working overtime.

Mike Georger said...

What the fuck happened to this teams defense?

JT said...

ps. that equalizer is a massive, massive goal. If Norwich win on Monday, they would move out of the relegation zone on goal difference with one game still to play

ü75 said...

Queen of the South somehow failed to score over the last half hour. 7-1 final.

ü75 said...

Well, Norwich don't have a good recent history of being the team in the best position on the last day to avoid relegation. Hopefully, they don't have any more 6-0 losses in them anytime soon.

JT said...

Kuyt!!!

phil said...

HEEEYYYY YOOUUUU GUUUYYYYSSSS!!!! Kuyt finds the winner. Nice ball by Arbeloa.

ü75 said...

And I missed a Pool goal. 3 points.

Mike Georger said...

DIRK DIRK DIRK BORK BORK BORK

JT said...

back on top, and hopefully for longer than the next 2 hours!

A 1-0 away win would be just peachy, Spurs. Do it. Let Palacios loose on Ronaldo and snap ankles at every turn

ü75 said...

Wait, was that 2 minutes or 4?

JT said...

12 goals in the EPL this season for Kuyt, right? Ugly dude, but I love his work. Our most unsung player ever.

Mike Georger said...

A pushed for this last offseason, but Kuyt deserves the number seven.

ü75 said...

Ever, really?

Precious Roy said...

I should have known better than to start the Jew.

phil said...

WOLVES FIND THE EQUALIZER!

ü75 said...

Barnsley game ends in a draw. Good news.

JT said...

Wolves win would have been nicer, but that keeps Canaries right in the hunt

ü75 said...

Exeter draw as well.

ü75 said...

All of you ESPN360 hounds can watch Norwich on Monday, if I understood Bigus correctly.

Precious Roy said...

That was a joke by the way... I'm going to need the double hat-trick from Nasri tomorrow to have any chance of cracking the Top 10 now.

phil said...

Now I doubly wish to beat ManUre today. A win for my Spurs over the Satan-worshippers, and a chance to knock them from the top spot. COYSCOYSCOYSCOYSCOYSCOYSCOYSCOYS

phil said...

WBA trounced Sunderland.

Precious Roy said...

Jesus, Hull's only shot at safety might be having to win at SF Bolton.

phil said...

Jagielka's injury looked bad. Looks like the spikes stuck in the turf and he wrenched it when he tried to turn.

EbullientFatalist said...

Good result for the Baggies

I can't believe I'm goona say this:

COYS

Steve said...

COYS

phil said...

Dimitar Boobatov

He put his PK in the stands

A tart painted him with her cans

Dimitar Boobatov

EbullientFatalist said...

I'm looking forward to this match. I want to see what Spurs do to manage Carrick.

EbullientFatalist said...

Jenas has a good idea, but then his body fails him.

ü75 said...

Nice drop butterfingers. Why couldn't you drop it in the net?

Steve said...

if only Lennon could figure out how to cross the ball like that all the time...

ü75 said...

yeah, Palacios got lucky.

phil said...

The commentators on my feed are so pro-ManUre it's sickening. Screaming for a red on the challenge on CR.

EbullientFatalist said...

Woah, Palacios. Woah. Let's not pull a Eduardo on anyone.

phil said...

Gah. Corluka's gotta finish that run.

EbullientFatalist said...

Game has settled down nicely. Spurs need to score first, put the pressure squarely on ManU.

As we discussed yesterday, Palacios as a CDM allows Modric to make those fantastic runs of his.

phil said...

Darren Bent is hit with the ball at his feet. Complete shit.

phil said...

I meant Bent is "shit" with ball at his feet.

phil said...

Not a foul. Bullshit. Nani is a fucking actor.

ü75 said...

Fuck yeah!

phil said...

BENT!!!!!!!!!!! LOVLEY BALL FROM CHARLIE!!!!!!!!

COYSCOYSCOYSCOYSCOYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Steve said...

BENT!!

Spectator said...

Just back from running errands.... Exeter miss their chance to guarantee promotion, but Bury and Wycombe drew as well so it's all down to the final game. Win and they are up. Draw or lose and they need help, otherwise into the playoffs.

Steve said...

WHOOOO Luka!!!

ü75 said...

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Spectator said...

Hahahaha perfect timing for my Exeter comment!!! Well done Spurs, 2-0!!

The Fan's Attic said...

today we are all yids. fuck yeah.

phil said...

GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MODDERS!!!! WONDERFUL FROM LENNON!!!!


GET THE FUCK IN!!!

ü75 said...

I tell you what, if Palacios connects on that early two-footed attempt, or if Ronaldo fakes contact, this game is completely different.

EbullientFatalist said...

COYS COYS COYS!!!


/prays for mercy

EbullientFatalist said...

My feed is lagging considerably.

Spurs are looking dangerous and could very well be a contender for a CL spot next season.

I love being facetious.

phil said...

true, u75.

EbullientFatalist said...

Manager of the Year is either 'Arry or Roy Hodgson. It would be a travesty/sham/mockery if neither wins.

Steve said...

whew

c0rrine said...

i hope they don't do a fucking aston villa

my hopes have been raised too many times this season

EbullientFatalist said...

Thisgives me hope of dating a supermodel. Because she's with him for his looks, right?

Verification: hogingsv. Isn't that a D3 German team? Hoging SV?

phil said...

A CARD!!?!?!? Are you shitting me? Webb is going bring ManU right back in this with shit like that.

EbullientFatalist said...

Setanta's production is really good. ESPN could learn a thing or two from them about how to cut to replays quickly, use interesting camera angles on corners, etc.

phil said...

Rooney looks to be entering the meltdown zone....

verification word: hoofers

phil said...

I refuse to get my hopes up agaisnt a side as dangerous as ManU, but that was about the best half of football I could have asked for.

And fuck you very much Setanta for bringing up the 2001 match where ManU came back from 3 down.

Steve said...

yeah, phil, those last 10 minutes were very nerve wracking...they need to come out determined in the second.

phil said...

True, Steve. Can't just drop back against this ManU team. Have to frustrate their attack a the midfield.

phil said...

Geez. Feeds are dropping like flies.

Steve said...

tevez on, nani off.

The Fan's Attic said...

unfrozen caveman lawyer will try to save ManU. let's hope he gets frozen again.

ü75 said...

Uh oh. Tevez on to save Man U's hide.

The Fan's Attic said...

any way Gomes can just waste 45 minuets on the goalkick?

Steve said...

attempt to appease the argentinian?

Steve said...

tevez's workrate is unreal. i don't know how fergie keeps berba ahead of him on the sheet.

phil said...

How classy of the ManUre crowd to whistle on obviously injured player. Scum.

The Fan's Attic said...

your workrate would be unreal too if you had been frozen for 10,000 years.

Steve said...

TFA - fair point, fair point.

phil said...

Apparently, the new strategy is to knock Modric to the ground.

ü75 said...

Get rid of it asshole

phil said...

Horrid mistake by Keano there.

Steve said...

the sun needs to go down and fast.

Steve said...

fuuuuuuccckk.

ü75 said...

WTF was that? He got the goddamn ball. Fuck you Howard Webb. Fuck you.

ü75 said...

Fuck you.

Steve said...

all ball, all ball.

ü75 said...

Fuck you.

Steve said...

goddamn referees. goddamn.

The Fan's Attic said...

that was a bullshit call. he got the ball.

ü75 said...

Fucking horseshit.

BentPav said...

Bollocks. Fuck off Webb you bald cunt

ü75 said...

Get the fuck out of here, baldie. Go to hell.

phil said...

Hard to beat a team that has that extra player on the field.

And my feed has gone dead.

ü75 said...

Verbal blowjobs for Man U on FSC right now.

BentPav said...

Rubbish call, COYS.

ü75 said...

Make up call, come on, do it.

ü75 said...

So that's what touching the ball looks like? Fuck you Webbie.

Steve said...

because sliding tackles from behind aren't against the rules. fuuuckk.

phil said...

I think we now know what SAF did at half time: slipped Webbie a fiver.

ü75 said...

There's too long left for Spurs to start playing scared now.

sven said...

So, I return home from errands to find God is answering my prayers with a 2-0 scoreline.

Then, mere seconds later, it's 2-1.

And it begins. AGAIN.

[fuck]

ü75 said...

Who are these two yahoos in the box on FSC? This is like FanZone-lite.

phil said...

The only thing that makes me happy about my feed going down is that i don't ahve to listen to the manUre fellatio on FSC.

ü75 said...

Wow. Way to completely beat your guy only to blow the cross 10 yards too long.

ü75 said...

Gomes blew it.

Steve said...

FUCK. DOUBLE FUCK.

The Fan's Attic said...

fucking ref.

sven said...

Interestingly, I have a YES feed on SopCast that has no announcers... just stadium sound.

Quite a nice change.

ü75 said...

Who kept Berbs onside?

phil said...

fuck manu in the pants. fuck webb, fuck manu, fuck fergie fuck them all.

ü75 said...

And it's over.

sven said...

Fuck me in the pants.

Premiership teams in 3rd place and below, you're all a bunch of donkeys.

Mike Georger said...

THERE IS NO GOD

Steve said...

well Spurs can't blame Webb now.

The Fan's Attic said...

jesus christ. i look back at that stupid giveaway by Corluka when he had all the time in the world and it seems to have come crashing down in seconds.

sven said...

*cocks the hammer*

phil said...

Apparently, so long as you're in a red shirt, you may roam freely offside.

c0rrine said...

idk what hurt more
manutd leading
or ronaldo taking his shirt off

my eyes

Mike Georger said...

"Gomes got a clear touch on the ball, and it CLEARLY changes direction. Somehow, Howard Webb thought it was a penalty, Ronaldo converts and Spurs are fuming. No wonder. Its the worst decision I've seen this season, apart from maybe the Rob Styles decision. Where was that one? Oh, yeah, Old Trafford as well. Pathetic."
"Don't get me wrong, its not United fault per se. Yes, they may go looking for a penalty but who doesn't. The fact is the referee's are blinded by Manchester United love and keep pointing to the spot. Terrible."

Soccernet is gonna have one less employee tomorrow

ü75 said...

Holy fuck.

phil said...

and we're fucked. WTF is Corluka doing?

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