April 1, 2008
I really think that the scenes were saw at Rome’s Stadio Olympico last year were amongst the most disgraceful you will ever see in football. To think that the Eye-Talians lined up a bunch of fucking riot police against our own support while their murderous ultras were being supervised by a bunch of pansy-looking stewards… I mean, if you actually watch some of the footage from the riot closely, you can see that some of the “police” are wearing jeans, t-shirts, and trainers under their riot gear. That was a set up, because the Eye-talian ultras are so ingrained in their respective teams culture, that there was definitely complicity and corruption on the part of the Roman police officers… But hey, corruption in Italy?Not like that’s ever happened or anything… Much less with footaball.
Anyways, there was no more poetic justice than getting those greaseballs back to the Theatre of Dreams and literally tearing them a new asshole. 7-1 will go down in history as a sequence of numbers you can say to any true Man United fan and promptly conjure up proud memories. Even Alan Smith scored for Christ’s sake.
So, my predictions today are as follows:
– United to play a 4-5-1 collapsing into a 4-3-3 during counterattacks.
– Roma will get a man sent off for deliberately attempting to injure Cristiano Ronaldo.
– Vidic from a corner.
– Roma to be shut out.
Bold predictions I’m sure. But I have a feeling that things are going to go our way tonight (this afternoon for me. On the west coast of Canada, the game kicks off at 11:45 am). I really can’t call correct score, but I really think that the boys at the back are gonna do the business. If Van Der Sar is in form, I think Roma are in serious danger of being embarrassed again, but this time in front of their home fans. I think they’re really gonna come at us and try to score early and I think it will be their undoing. I can see them pushing forward in numbers (which because they play with no forwards, opens up their midfield) and then us basically just trying to hit them on the break- which we should be able to do. Manchester United is the world’s greatest counter-attacking side at the moment.
I can see the lads bringing a nice lead back to Old Trafford, but it may not be as easy as I’ve predicted.
Check back for highlights and reaction after the match!
July 12, 2007
With the news on the Tevez front getting seemingly more depressing by the day, I can’t help but be the first to ask- what now? Are we even gonna sign the guy? Should we just cut our losses now and try to move for somebody else or are we willing to wait until January or worse, July?
I seriously think Tevez does not want to go back to West Ham and I heard a rumor somewhere that the Hammer’s have already evicted Tevez and the 11 members of his family that live with him from their London hotel and yet the Egg (ert Magnusson) refuses to acknowledge anything about a possible Tevez transfer and it leaves me wondering how much the guy actually knows about football.
Have Man Utd tapped up Tevez inadvertantly? Does this effectively prove Sheffield United’s point that West Ham stayed in the Premiership illegally this term? West Ham insists they own Tevez’s registration and the FA obviously share that opinion, but Kia Joorabchian insists that the deal is going to be done through him and the deal itself is complete. Honestly ask yourself who would know more in this situation- a biscuit-billionaire and his lawyers or Carlos goddamn Tevez and his management people…. I guess what I’m asking is why would Joorabchian and Co. claim to represent Tevez when they don’t (according to West Ham and the FA). That’s the really sketchy question here…
Man Utd’s people aren’t stupid and they obviously knew who to approach in regards to Tevez’s transfer if you know what I mean.
Does anybody else think that right now there might be a tiny little chance that we might see Paddy Kenny & the rest of the blades back in the Prem next year? I know it’s a long shot, but if this proves that West Ham really never had Tevez’s registration sorted, what would the repercussions be? My guess is either a 30 point points deduction to start the next season or a straight swap with the Blades. How stupid would Neil Warnock look then?
How much would everybody laugh at Craig Bellamy and his Championship-playing-in-ass.
God, so what would happen to Tevez if West Ham got relegated for never having held his registration in the first place, would be even really be eligible for a work permit anymore? Seriously, this thing is extremely onion-like in the peeling off the layers and the stinking and such. But I really do hope Carlos winds up at United, I think he’s just what we need- a proven solo match winner. If he can keep that shitty West Ham squad in the Premership single handedly he can certainly score at least 20 with us next year and obviously he wants to come… His managers want him to come… We all want him at Man U if the deal is above board… It seems like the only people who don’t want to let him leave are West Ham and do you think maybe that’s because they aren’t gonna see any of that 30 million pounds and be out one world-class striker?
Think about it
June 22, 2007
After letting in two crappy goals in three crappier minutes, Canada almost achieved the impossible by fighting back against the U.S.A in the gold cup semi final. Well, actually we did achieve it, but the referee and the linesmen conspired to gift America the win by denying Canada’s LEGITIMATE injury time goal that would have evened it up at 2-2 forcing golden goal extra time. Absolutely disgraceful. The ball clearly was headed down by the Americans into the path of Atiba Hutchinson who slotted home, while he was initially in an offside position, the Americans played him onside by heading the ball into his path. Further replays showed that the Canadian was in line with the American defense. But still, they ruled it offside. There was simply no way America was going to be allowed to lose that game.
Seemingly determined to give America the win in front of their home crowd, the referee offered soft calls on the Americans all night long. The one exception being the yellow for Landon Donovan’s disgustingly cynical simulation, which if you ask me should have been a straight red. Another straight red should have been shown to Bocanegra in the eleventh minute for the tackle which wound up sending Julien De Guzman literally head over heels. By the way, the challenge was two-footed and studs-up. Straight red in my opinion. The red card finally did come out in the 88th minute, but come on… As if that wasn’t long overdue.
If you ask me, the tournament officials would have been pretty pissed off if America had lost this game. I mean, this is their tournament to win and its on home soil… Once the videos hit youtube I’ll make sure I post them so we can all see how America was gifted their spot into the finals.
The final game of the 2007 Gold Cup is no longer legitimate. Fact.
May 8, 2007
Although I haven’t looked into it in extreme detail (mostly because I find it endlessly depressing), I have been aware of China’s complicity in Darfur for a few months now. China is a lot more active in Africa than you might think, but it does make sense when you understand just how intense of a pure powerplay this is in terms of Chinese foreign policy. Basically, China is a second-world country emerging as a superpower and has effectively bankrolled America’s spiralling addiction to fiscal deficit and you can see the effects of it here because they use it almost as leverage. America can’t fuck with the Chinese anymore because if they pull the plug (either cash in their holdings or convert to holdings of another currency, the euro for example) America is well and truly fucked and will probably have to invade Venezuela and Alberta just to keep themselves floating into Q4.
You heard it here first.
Meanwhile, back in Darfur, you’ve got janjaweed fighters (the media loves that term because it sounds like it has to do with marijuana, but it actually doesn’t. It would have been a better fit, marketing-wise, if they had been Jamaican) backed up by government soldiers and helicopters, attacking Christian civilians and yeah, I know, you’ve heard the shpiel because you’ve probably watched the Hour.
But what a lot of people don’t know is China’s growing influence in the region and just how interconnected the Chinese are with the Sudanese government in Khartoum. China buys much of Sudan’s oil. Sudan likes Chinese military equipment. Do the math.
Anyways, now we’ve got Amnesty International levelling these accusations against China (and Russia) that they are involved in circumventing a UN arms embargo by shipping weapons, probably through some form in intermediary, to the Sudanese government who, in turn, send them to the militias. Bad news bears if you ask me. Granted, you can’t always believe Amnesty International, but why has China attempted to block sanctions against Sudan? Why has China tried to keep UN Peacekeepers out of Sudan? How can anybody agree with what’s going on there?
Did China get caught with their hand in the pot?
Ask the Janjaweed, they sound like they know something about pot.