Saturday, May 16, 2009

The Bootroom: Are We There Yet?


The seasons are almost done and the silly season has begun already. But three of the major leagues have as much ending drama as a Judd Apatow movie. Manchester United can wrap up the title with a win against Arsenal or a Liverpool draw or loss. Barcelona can re-claim the Spanish crown with a draw or Real Madrid loss. Inter can wrap up a third straight scudetto with a victory or Milan loss.

If you want real drama you will have to stay away from European peninsulas and islands. The Teuton league has five teams with a mathematical chance at the title. Wolfsburg is in first ahead of Bayern only on goal differential. Two matches remain and this one is a real cliffhanger.

Even the frogs are giving us drama too. With three matches remaining, it is looking like Lyon, the champion for the past seven seasons, will not be raising silverware this season. Lyon has a shot but is seven points adrift of Marseille and Bordeaux. Still no Freddy Adu sighting though, I presume.

After the jump the schedules.


TV Listings.

EPL

Saturday, May 16, 2009

7:45 ET Manchester United v Arsenal
10:00 ET Middlesbrough v Aston Villa
10:00 ET Newcastle United v Fulham
10:00 ET Stoke City v Wigan Athletic
10:00 ET Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester City
10:00 ET Bolton Wanderers v Hull City
10:00 ET Everton v West Ham United

Sunday, May 17, 2009

8:30 ET West Bromwich Albion v Liverpool
11:00 ET Chelsea v Blackburn Rovers

Monday, May 18, 2009

15:00 ET Portsmouth v Sunderland

Ligue 1

Saturday, May 16, 2009

13:00 ET Bordeaux v Le Mans
13:00 ET Caen v Sochaux
13:00 ET St Etienne v Toulouse
13:00 ET Grenoble v AS Nancy
13:00 ET AS Monaco v Valenciennes
13:00 ET Lorient v Le Havre AC
15:00 ET Paris Saint-Germain v AJ Auxerre

Sunday, May 17, 2009

11:00 ET Nantes v Stade Rennes
11:00 ET Lille v Nice
15:00 ET Marseille v Lyon

Bundesliga

Saturday, May 16, 2009

9:30 ET Hannover 96 v VfL Wolfsburg
9:30 ET Borussia Dortmund v Arminia Bielefeld
9:30 ET VfB Stuttgart v Energie Cottbus
9:30 ET Bayer Leverkusen v Borussia Monchengladbach
9:30 ET Hertha Berlin v Schalke 04
9:30 ET TSG Hoffenheim v Bayern Munich
9:30 ET VfL Bochum v Eintracht Frankfurt
9:30 ET Hamburg SV v FC Cologne
9:30 ET Werder Bremen v Karlsruhe

Serie A

Saturday, May 16, 2009

12:00 ET AS Roma v Catania
14:30 ET Udinese v AC Milan

Sunday, May 17, 2009

9:00 ET Juventus v Atalanta
9:00 ET Reggina v Cagliari
9:00 ET Genoa v Chievo Verona
9:00 ET Palermo v Lazio
9:00 ET Bologna v Lecce
9:00 ET Fiorentina v Sampdoria
9:00 ET Napoli v Torino
14:30 ET Internazionale v Siena

La Liga

Saturday, May 16, 2009

14:00 ET Deportivo La Coruña v Getafe
14:00 ET Osasuna v Sevilla FC
16:00 ET Villarreal v Real Madrid

Sunday, May 17, 2009

11:00 ET Racing Santander v Valladolid
11:00 ET Real Betis v Almeria
11:00 ET Espanyol v Athletic Bilbao
11:00 ET Numancia v Recreativo Huelva
11:00 ET Sporting Gijon v Málaga
13:00 ET Mallorca v Barcelona
15:00 ET Atlético Madrid v Valencia

99 comments:

jape said...

Morning y'all.

Come On Arsenal!

BentPav said...

Rafa has lost the plot yet again. Saying the $$ is the difference btwn them and United. Cmon Rafa. He constantly wants to wind up Fergie. Sort out your club and worry less about the finances of United. He did this around X-mas time as well while top of the league.

jape said...

Stay on your feet Ronaldo you fucking twat!

jape said...

RVP and Fabregas getting admonished to stop picking on little Patty Evra.

jape said...

Apparently the ref is not going to card anyone in a red shirt today.

ü75 said...

That was nice by Fabianaski. He could have easily given up a penalty there.

ü75 said...

At least the United fans know what they are losing when Tevez goes.

Teeknuts said...

I don't want to believe that Liverpool's title chances have been placed on the feet of Nicklas Bendtner.

ü75 said...

Fabianski took statue lessons from two-months-ago EvdS.

jape said...

Ade must be in real trouble with Le Boss.

ü75 said...

Man U is getting worried. Six minuted left and all they can think of is dropping all three.

jape said...

A late winner would be brilliant. Come On Arsenal!!

JT said...

At least it wasn't 4-0 to the home side...

... damn you, Wigan!

Teeknuts said...

This sucks.

ü75 said...

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

The Fan's Attic said...

fuck. what a way to wake up.

ü75 said...

Oh well, time to find a Bundesliga match.

jape said...

Cocks.

The NY Kid said...

damn Mancs.

The Fan's Attic said...

umlaut, have you found an english feed of any bundesliga games yet?

BentPav said...

They are not the most likeable lot, but a deserved Champion. Liverpool made it interesting but as the the famous anthem goes "You'll never win the league" Next yr is geared up to be very competitive. Jokes aside, the Scousers are a couple of players away from making it very interesting. The Goons while detestable are building a nice squad without mountains of debt. A couple of defenders and they will be sorted. Chelsea can buy whoever they want so the same old Top 4 should be much more competitive. The next tier will be fun as well with Spurs, Villa, Everton, and Citeh teasing their supporters with dreams of joining the dance at the Top. I love the Premiership.

ü75 said...

Best I could get is Stuttgart-Cottbus. Better or worse than Spurs-Citeh?

ü75 said...

Hoffenheim score a goal! It's a miracle!

What I actually got is a channel that switches between the games depending on the action.

ü75 said...

No English feeds that I know of.

Teeknuts said...

Whoah, why the zombie looking Avram Grant?

ü75 said...

Well, at least not without downloading anything.

ü75 said...

It was time for a change, Tee.

The Fan's Attic said...

yeah, i think i found the same one.

The Fan's Attic said...

hoff 2-1!!!

ü75 said...

Wolfsburg may seal it today?

Sarah said...

This has truly been a season to forget.

ü75 said...

Nevermind, they need a lot of help to do so.

ü75 said...

Fuck you FSC. I don't want to see those grinning fucks.

ü75 said...

Wolfsburg again. 3-0 now.

ü75 said...

Karlsruhe came to play. Bremen, not so much.

Teeknuts said...

Luca Toni just seems like a huge Douchebag.

The Fan's Attic said...

boro doing work 1-0 against villa.

ü75 said...

At Halftime, the nine Bundesliga games have had 15 goals, with only one game going to the break 0-0. Halfway through the first half, the six EPL games have...one goal.

ü75 said...

Excuse me, two goals now.

ü75 said...

SF Bolton put ESF Hull on deathwatch.

That's Extra Stupid Fucking Hull, for not being able to find a way to stay up after that amazing start.

ü75 said...

Hey FSC--screw you for putting the match on delay so that I know a goal is coming a minute plus before you show it "live".

The Fan's Attic said...

goals scored over the course of the season are comparable except the bundesliga has played 4 less games.

ü75 said...

Nice finish by Defoe.

ü75 said...

Of course, I'm now watching the only goalless Bundesliga match--Hertha BSC-Schalke 04. I guess I don't really have the ability to complain.

ü75 said...

Keane is pants.

The Fan's Attic said...

Citeh is pants. I can't believe how bad they look. They just give the ball up with stupid passes all the time.

The Fan's Attic said...

defoe needs to rehydrate after drinking last night with his buxom beauty dujour.

The Fan's Attic said...

Kamara scores again!! Three in two. Fulham 1 - Newcastle 0

ü75 said...

In the default third place game in the SPL, Hearts are winning 2-0 at the half over Dundee United.

ü75 said...

Defoe kicked out at the lineman--ha!

The NY Kid said...

we have a lino down!

The Fan's Attic said...

We have a referee down. I repeat, we have a referee down.

/scottish accent.

EbullientFatalist said...

Welp, that season was one to forget.

EbullientFatalist said...

Can't wait for next season, where the entire Arsenal squad will be back, excepting Ade. It's as if Arsene wants us to bicker and complain about selections and transfers by not doing a damn thing. I don't care how good the "Brazilian" or Song WILL be, I want a goddamn trophy.

The Fan's Attic said...

i can't wait until senderos is back and hear the gooners whine about him again.

ü75 said...

Wolfsburg with a fifth. Bayern still drawing.

EbullientFatalist said...

TFA: Fuck it. I'll say it: I'd rather have had Senderos playing center-back instead of Silvestre over the past month, flaws and all.

ü75 said...

ESF Hull fighting! Grab one back just after half. 1-1.

ü75 said...

Goodness. Dortmund put 6 past Bielefeld.

ü75 said...

How did Hoff miss there?

ü75 said...

2-2 final for Hoff. Bayern has almost no shot at the title now.

The Fan's Attic said...

@EF: Should I bookmark this statement?

jjf3 said...

Straight red to Bassong

Frank said...

Heh. Bar Codes are really screwed now.

ü75 said...

What happened for the red?

Frank said...

Bassong dragged down Kamara, who was last man standing. Easy call.

The Fan's Attic said...

these games suck.

jjf3 said...

@umlaut: last man back, he was grappling with Kamara to get to a long clearance/pass, their feet got mixed up, and Kamara went down. It was a little soft, but it was also just a stupid situation to have gotten into...

The Fan's Attic said...

as soon as i say that...citeh equalizes. final 25 should be interesting.

ü75 said...

My Citeh feed is about 3 minutes behind, I think.

The Fan's Attic said...

liam gallagher kinda looked like steve nash there.

ü75 said...

Deuce got dropped in the box (heh). No call.

EbullientFatalist said...

Heh, Umlaut. I met a Welsh Toon fan last night. I gave him my condolences. I said I was sorry for the potential relegation as well.

ü75 said...

Well. That was a nice goal for Bojinov. Glad i waited to switch streams.

EbullientFatalist said...

And yes, TFA, bookmark that statement. And this one: if Arsene does not bring in a centerback and a holding mid, there will be no silverware next year either.

ü75 said...

He has 15 minutes. How many dives will And Johnson take?

EbullientFatalist said...

Everytime I see Mike Ashley I want to say, "Now go home and get your fucking shinebox." I don't know why.

The Fan's Attic said...

pavs is pants.

ü75 said...

Hearts salt away third. 3-0.

EbullientFatalist said...

I forgot how much I love relegation battles. 2008 set the bar so high, it will be hard to top it.

ü75 said...

Close for Newcastle. Everton and Stoke have both wrapped up wins.

EbullientFatalist said...

Toon fans do a great impression of Gunners fans.

ü75 said...

New meme: Pained crowd shots.

The Fan's Attic said...

that was a crap pk call. so soft.

JT said...

how on earth did the EPL let Citeh and Spurs play in such similar kits? White v. sky blue? Are they mental? I can barely tell the difference from the overhead camera.

ü75 said...

He was never getting there.

EbullientFatalist said...

Between Pool, Arsenal, and Norwich, it hasn't been too successful a season for UF, yeah?

Verification: "blibical." Could be used to describe Newcastle's relegation.

ü75 said...

NUFC will never score. Love Schwarzer. He is the best in EPL this year.

Frank said...

Wow, what a save by Schwarzer!

EbullientFatalist said...

@JT: I'd comment that their style of play should be enough to differentiate the two squads, but then its Spurs and Citeh, so meh.

ü75 said...

There's your final. NUFC back in drop zone.

EbullientFatalist said...

Dempsey = fail.

Toon hasn't shown me any reason why they should be allowed in the Prem next season.

EbullientFatalist said...

Shearer came into an impossible situation, and has done nothing with it. Its not his fault Toon are going down, but that team has no passion and he hasn't fixed that.

Precious Roy said...

On a shit morning, I would like to tip my hat to the producer at Setanta (or more likely Sky) who saw fit to cut to an interview with Arsene Wenger being conducted in French at the very moment that United were being handed the trophy.

Bravo, sir.

ü75 said...

GOnna be a wild finish in Scotland on the last weekend. With St Mirren winning over Falkirk today, they pulled out of last spot. If they had lost, they would have had almost no shot to get out. Now, with one match left, the standings are (one team gets relegated):

9. Hamilton; 38 points; -23 GD
10. St Mirren; 37; -18
11. Inverness CT; 37; -20
12. Falkirk; 35; -16

ICT hosts Falkirk next Saturday, and St Mirren host Hamilton at the same time.

Oops, because of Falkirk and ICT playing each other, Hamilton are safe. St Mirren could go down with a bad loss and a close ICT loss.

Lingering Bursitis said...

I'll be liveblogging MLS tonight at 11pm eastern!

DC United!
Chivas!

EbullientFatalist said...

Be there!

Precious Roy said...

MLS, where 'Meh...' happens.

james said...

Howard Webb. Howard Webb. Howard Webb.