Saturday, May 2, 2009

The Bootroom: El Clasico


I thought we were done making fun of the Chelsea kits, but I found this movie poster for the new Tron movie with the new Chelsea kits I had to share.


I was all set to write up a great intro for The Bootroom today but life got in the way. By the time this goes up, I will have driven to and from the airport three times in the last 12 hours. Stupid airlines.

Anyway, TFA blew out his knee last week playing soccer so now I can't play in my Saturday morning pickup games. That at least means I get to spend more time watching futbol on Saturday mornings. Hooray! I'll be sitting on the couch with my gimpy wheel propped up maybe enjoying some prescription drugs and watching the footie. Hop into the comments while you are enjoying the action.

There is a lot of important soccer to be played this weekend, but the biggie is El Clasico in Spain. Real Madrid are only 4 points back of Barcelona in the title race. Barcelona has a second leg CL semifinal against Chelsea mid-week and are nursing a number of injuries and bruises suffered at the hands of the London Blue Brutes. Most notably absent is center back Rafa Marquez.

Elsewhere, Manchester United has to figure out which players to rest for CL play while still fielding a team capable of beating Middlesbrough. So, Scousers you better pray extra hard because that ain't going to be tough.

TV Schedule for this weekend.

EPL

Saturday, May 2, 2009

7:45 ET Middlesbrough v Manchester United
10:00 ET Portsmouth v Arsenal
10:00 ET Stoke City v West Ham United
10:00 ET Tottenham Hotspur v West Bromwich Albion
10:00 ET Wigan Athletic v Bolton Wanderers
10:00 ET Chelsea v Fulham
10:00 ET Manchester City v Blackburn Rovers

Sunday, May 3, 2009

8:30 ET Liverpool v Newcastle United
11:00 ET Sunderland v Everton

Monday, May 4, 2009

15:00 ET Aston Villa v Hull City

Colaship - These are the only two matches that matter. Will Charlton pull another club down with them to League One with a victory, or can Norwich pull a Fulham?

Sunday
8:15 ET Charlton Athletic v Norwich City
8:15 ET Plymouth Argyle v Barnsley

La Liga

Saturday, May 2, 2009

14:00 ET Real Madrid v Barcelona
16:00 ET Numancia v Málaga
16:00 ET Villarreal v Sevilla FC

Sunday, May 3, 2009

11:00 ET Mallorca v Getafe
11:00 ET Racing Santander v Almeria
11:00 ET Sporting Gijon v Athletic Bilbao
11:00 ET Osasuna v Recreativo Huelva
11:00 ET Deportivo La Coruña v Valladolid
13:00 ET Espanyol v Valencia
15:00 ET Real Betis v Atlético Madrid

Bundesliga

Saturday, May 2, 2009

9:30 ET Karlsruhe v Energie Cottbus
9:30 ET Eintracht Frankfurt v Borussia Dortmund
9:30 ET Bayern Munich v Borussia Monchengladbach
9:30 ET Schalke 04 v Bayer Leverkusen
9:30 ET Arminia Bielefeld v VfB Stuttgart
9:30 ET VfL Wolfsburg v TSG Hoffenheim

Sunday, May 3, 2009

11:00 ET FC Cologne v Werder Bremen
11:00 ET Hamburg SV v Hertha Berlin

Serie A

Saturday, May 2, 2009

12:00 ET Bologna v Reggina
14:30 ET Internazionale v Lazio

Sunday, May 3, 2009

9:00 ET Udinese v Atalanta
9:00 ET Palermo v Cagliari
9:00 ET AS Roma v Chievo Verona
9:00 ET Juventus v Lecce
9:00 ET Catania v AC Milan
9:00 ET Siena v Napoli
9:00 ET Fiorentina v Torino
14:30 ET Genoa v Sampdoria

86 comments:

Sarah said...

I'm excited for el Clasico. It's actually taking precedence over the first game of the Capitals-Penguins series, which is a pretty big deal.

And Arsenal vs. Pompey should be exciting too...*cough*

Eladio said...

I guess no one decided to get up early to see YOUR PFA Player of the Year -- RYAN GIGGS!

Fucking Mancy/Welsh fucker.

The Fan's Attic said...

GOOOOOOOD MORRRRRRRRRNNNNNNINGGGG UNNNNPROOOOOOOOOFESSSSSSIOOONALLLLLL FOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUL!!!!

The Fan's Attic said...

FUCK GIGGS AND HIS NATURAL SWEATERVEST.

The NY Kid said...

the guardian is reporting that Cannavaro is going to Juve.

and fuck Ryan Giggs

phil said...

The Great Satan a goal to the good through Cro-Magnon Man.

Tevez looks to want away from ManU. Where does he end up?

/wishes it were Tottenham, knows it will be just about anywhere else.

phil said...

What a ball from Rooney. Wow.

ü75 said...

FGSFDS

Aberdeen 1-3 Celtic

ü75 said...

BTW, if you haven't seen it, this guy did the same thing to our email address and on SBI, where he saw the link to the page.

ü75 said...

Do I want to watch a Bundesliga match this week, or just focus on Arsenal? Torn.

The Fan's Attic said...

Wolfsburg-Hoffenheim might be worthwhile, but none of the matchups seem that compelling.

ü75 said...

Alright, have Bayern-moechengladbach pulled up and a stuttering wolfsburg-hoff as well.

ü75 said...

Any hoff match would have been good Ibisevic went out. They are horrid now.

ü75 said...

Just like that, no feeds. Arsenal it is.

The NY Kid said...

Ramsey and Vela starting for the Arse.

phil said...

Pavs starting over Defoe. Hmmmmm

ü75 said...

Way to put up a fight Fulham. 1-0 Chelsea through Anelka.

The NY Kid said...

Nacho Pete is a really goofy-looking dude. Having said that, he will probably have a brace against us today.

ü75 said...

Three minutes later, Fulham have equalized.

phil said...

Petr Cech is quickly going the way of the dodo.

ü75 said...

How 'bout that Arsenal D?

The Fan's Attic said...

it's looking like defense won't be a high priority in the Arse - Ports matchup

The NY Kid said...

Theo with an awesome miss 1-on-1 after he was whistled for offsides. Pompey are amused

ü75 said...

Chelsea 2-1. 10th minute. The pace is slowing down.

The Fan's Attic said...

tough to keep up with a 2 goal in 4 minutes pace.

The NY Kid said...

bollocks! should have been a PK for Vela.

OOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHH. Calamity James!

ü75 said...

It's a Calamity!

Sarah said...

Bendtner against James is a pretty hilarious matchup.

The NY Kid said...

that's something like 3 goals in 5 matches for Malouda.

LB is going to be pissed.

J said...

Why do I have to be at work today? Looks like there are some exciting games.

ü75 said...

Hey, Vela, get to it. Don't wait.

The NY Kid said...

FIRST-TIME VELA! DAMMIT!

Kevin said...

Vela, strike that first time and you're on the scoresheet!

The NY Kid said...

oh, it's the Vela first-timer Yahtzee!

ü75 said...

Dunkirk is looking like a half-decent bet as I Want Revenge has scratched. Yay?

ü75 said...

7 Nation Army at Fratton Park. Mark your Bingo cards accordingly

ü75 said...

What a glorious miss.

The NY Kid said...

holy shit! how does Nacho Pete miss that?

The Fan's Attic said...

how did crouchaldinho miss that???

The NY Kid said...

aaaaaaaaaand now it's the Crouch miss Yahtzee!

We're on fire!

ü75 said...

Caicedo on the scoresheet for Citeh. No one cares, except a grieving jjf3.

ü75 said...

Hey, a Robinho sighting on the scoresheet.

ü75 said...

Toss him.

The Fan's Attic said...

sweet...i picked him up on all four of my fantasy teams this week and captained him in the one game where you can do that.

ü75 said...

2-0

ü75 said...

So, these announcers don't think anything is a penalty do they?

The NY Kid said...

I think both were the correct decision. The first time, no PK, but the second there was definite contact.

The Fan's Attic said...

i don't think the second was a PK. he got to the ball and it was only slight contact.

ü75 said...

Wait. Arshavin is captain today?

jjf3 said...

don't worry umlaut, I'd assumed today was a sure loss all along (Citeh's, err, Robinho's, a different team at Eastlands). As long as it doesn't get demoralizingly bad, I'm not worried about it. Actually, the only game I really care much about this week is El Clasico - heading to the bar for that one...

ü75 said...

Oh, so that one should have been a penno.

The NY Kid said...

@TFA - tosser.

I actually thought that Arshavin was wagging his winger because he thought the whistle was to give him a YC for a dive

but there was contact in the box, man before ball. That's a PK

ü75 said...

When idjits like this are talking over the game, what I would give to just have the crowd sounds present.

ü75 said...

@jjf3-
how much worse does it have to get before it's demoralizing? 3-0 at the break.

jjf3 said...

@umlaut- probably 3 more unanswered in the 2nd half

jape said...

I just think that finger wag what Arsha does. I remember him doing it when he scored last summer and at Anfield.

jjf3 said...

@jape-
does that make Arshavin the bizarro world Mutumbo? Finger-wagging, short, white, and always younger-looking than he actually is? All we need is a "who wants to sex Arshavin" quote from his early 20's...

ü75 said...

LOL at Crouch's finishing, again.

ü75 said...

Drogba. 3-1.

Run TMC said...

3-1 chelsea, lampard sent drogba through. hopefully they play like this wednesday

The NY Kid said...

how many chances can Pompey miss?

and drogba has 2 assists and 1 goal today

The NY Kid said...

and VELA gets his first!

ü75 said...

lucky deflection to vela. no complaints.

jape said...

@jjf3 That sounds just about right. They could pair up as a finger wagging Master Blaster.

Who runs Bartertown!?

Teeknuts said...

I wake up to a Bendtner brace? Did the world end last night without me knowing?

jape said...

Bischoff's first touch not very promising but at least the young man hustles back.

jjf3 said...

Hypothetical question: You give Bobby Zamora the ball in the box, and no one else is on the pitch. If you then yell at him "Score a goal!", does he blaze it a) over the bar, or b) wide of goal?

The NY Kid said...

trick question. He obviously shoots it right at the keeper

ü75 said...

Who's this emo bastard coming on?

ü75 said...

Scoreline of the day:
Elgin City are the worst team in Scotland's four division setup. Today, they lived down to billing. Losing 6-0 to Dumbarton at the moment.

ü75 said...

Dammit Hibs. Gave Dundee United 2 more points by giving up a goal in the 89th. Aberdeen's slight chance of making Europe got a lot slimmer today.

The Fan's Attic said...

pretty boring day in the Premiership today huh?

The NY Kid said...

/wakes up

What? Huh?

EbullientFatalist said...

/literally wakes up

Good . . . afternoon?

Carlisle beats Millwall to survive in League 1. Lord knows if Carlisle could continue to afford their current squad if they were to drop to League 2.

The Fan's Attic said...

schweinsteiger with a nice opener.

phil said...

Fairly unsatisfying win today. I'm not sure if Pavlyuchenko is tired or lazy, but I'm leaning towards the latter.

But Defoe is back and looks dangerous.

Steve said...

@phil,

yeah, it'd be nice if we could avoid signing lackadaisical eastern europeans in the future...

but a win is a win is a win, right?

EbullientFatalist said...

Hey-la, Hey-laaaaa, Defoe is back!

Soccernet has a good (gulp) overview of what relegation could mean to Newcastle. Is Newcastle even considered a "major" club? They haven't won shit in fifty years, have only been in the Prem for fifteen years, and yet their support act as if they are owed something.

jjf3 said...

where's Spec? Exeter City get promoted for 2nd straight season...

The Fan's Attic said...

just got out of the shower and saw the halftime Bayern - gladbach highlights. holy shit altintop hit a great goal.

The Fan's Attic said...

he's avoiding the tire fires in detroit.

ü75 said...

Here's a fun fact for Arsenal fans:
Arsenal have scored three or more in their last 5 away league games, the first time they have done so since 1932.

Sarah said...

Higuain goal for RM in Madrid.

Sarah said...

And both Titi and Puyol counter for Barca. 2-1.

Sarah said...

Messi goal!

...am I the only one still here?

ü75 said...

Uh, Sarah, there's a live blog going on one post up. TFA would appreciate the company. And the Caps are tied at 2 after 2.