Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Wednesday Backpasses: Screw You, Sanford

Nothing like my state's governor dicking around to bring my mood down. Oh well. OOO-SAH, OOH-SAH, OOH-SAH!!!

Relive today's match in still picture form. Were Torres and Gooch the only two to swap jerseys? Scandal! [Daylife]
Looking into the EPL Actim Index [Avoiding The Drop]
To Denilson: just go away already. Oh, he did? OK then [Dirty Tackle]

Brazil and their special 4-2-3-1 [Guardian]
MLS punishments are harsh. Two games for dissent [Ginge]

This was the end of Setanta in the UK [The Spoiler]


Keith said...

nope. Demerit definitely swapped with Villa

Mike Georger said...

Just saw this gem on the Wall Street Journal

The U.S. upset of Spain in the Confederations Cup on Wednesday isn’t the only soccer shocker. Money paid for Euro-league players can also elicit gasps. Spanish forwards David Villa and Daniel Güiza and midfielder Xabi Alonso cost a combined $60.2 million in transfer fees alone since 2004. By contrast, the 356 players in Major League Soccer, America’s top league, will make a combined $49.7 million in the 2009 season, according to the league’s Web site.

I don't know how much all of Guiza's moves have cost, but that's just sloppy. If anything the fact that Villa and Alonso cost pennies compared to what their worth shows how smart managers can be. Why not put Torres in there instead? Soooooo sad to see the newspaper industry dying :(

The Likely Lad said...

q- does this mean sanford wont be speaking at the "marriage: it's worth defending" forum??

a- yes, yes it does... unless, that is, IT needs defending from bloviating, hypocritical, homophobic frauds like this glom

The Likely Lad said...

@georger they were just trying to illustrate, for their customers, how much better spain is , and what an upset we witnessed... not that managers are unwise or profligate in their transfer spending.
if anything, for us, it's amazing to figure how much bigger the discrepancy might have been if theyd subbed el nino for guiza, etc