Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Now For Act II Of Today's Fun



The above is a cell phone picture from the field where the Showdown in Chinatown will take place in approximately one hour. The weather does not look as nice as last year, but who really cares? It's the footy we are interested in.

UPDATE: Spectator says it's pissing rain and wonders if the players will risk it.

UPDATE II: Marc Stein reports he will be playing again and has lineups.

Team Nash (white): Steve, Martin Nash, Thierry Henry, Mathieu Flamini, Ryan Babel, Edgar Davids, Grant Hill and Francesco Santoro in goal

Team Reyna (blue): Claudio, J. Zanetti, R. Cordoba, Adrian Mutu, Salomon Kalou, Chris Bosh, Tony Parker, Me (gulp) and Mike Quarino in goal

Stein also reports that the game will go on despite rain.



Looks like former UF interviewee Mike Quarino gets to play in the game of a lifetime two years in a row.


UPDATE III, 5:56 ET: It appears our boys are busy at work, but Stein delivers with a nice little tidbit about Grant Hill telling Ryan Babel about watching Johan Cruyff.

Bigus Dickus and Spectator's vantage point behind the goal. Looks like Flamini in white, with Chris Bosh the lanky fellow in the bank, Tony Parker, Reyna, unrecognizable and Steve Nash.



Also, note the fellow in blue sitting on the bench looking down at something...I presume that's Marc Stein live twittering.

Another pic from Bigus...Reyna, Nash, ???, ???, ???, Tony Parker, Flamini?.



Chris Bosh...you think stringbean Peter Crouch on the pitch is unusual? Try 7 foot Chris Bosh. He's playing in just sneakers, apparently has never played before, and is having a good time. Awesome.



12 comments:

Precious Roy said...

Holy shit... and Edgar Davids sighting. Is this his first 'competitive' match since he played for that Oceania all-stars team against Becks in NZ?

The Fan's Attic said...

No Jason Kidd or Raja Bell. Late scratches...Stein will be playing more...hope he has been keeping in shape.

The Fan's Attic said...

Mutu

EbullientFatalist said...

Again, a big "fuck you" to those UFers there tonight. I have a date with my couch because its too hot to move here in Tally.

The Fan's Attic said...

game underway...Henry on bench with injury.

Precious Roy said...

Henry on bench with injury.

Once a Gunner, always a Gunner.

The Fan's Attic said...

i highly recommend you follow stein's twitter...he's livetwittering the game.

The Fan's Attic said...

Quincy Owusu-Abeyie of Spartak Moscow was a late add.

c0rrine said...

haha i was gonna say "omg titi and flamini on the same team again!!!" then i remembered flamini was french lol

Spectator said...

For the record those were some lo-res cameraphone pics that Bigus took. Hi-res professional-quality pics from yours truly (ha) coming very soon!!

What an amazing day.

Matt said...

Abeyie was the most impressive on the day. And no one in the bleachers where I was knew who he was, myself included. His footwork was fantastic. Henry looked really good as well. Bosh was a fan favorite with everyone cheering him on to shoot. He missed a sitter of a header too.

Bigus Dickus said...

Qunicy was good yes, and there is video of all those moments to come, right here, (not right now) but soon. Jesus Jones is cued up, needle poised.