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04 November 2007 @ 11:38 am

Zlatan 'Ibra' Ibrahimovic is ready to return to the Internazionale lineup in time to face Juventus, with the talismanic Swede delighted at the prospect of competing in one of Italy's biggest games. What's more, he's declared himself unafraid of a hostile reception from the bianconeri tifosi...
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I'm not sure why I love this man so much but he really is one of my favorite players.

Beef. It's what's for dinner and what's possibly at the craft services table inside DC radio station WJFK. From the Edgell Supporters blog comes news of a Marc Burch radio interview where he dished the dirt on the teams feelings about The Biggest Midget in the Game™.

Junkies (EB): Is everybody happy to be rid of Freddy, does anybody talk about Freddy these days?

Burch: We don't really talk about him, and a lot of people are happy to be rid of him. He's a little bit of a cancer in the locker room, we have good team chemistry right now, and I don't think anybody is really missin' him. I don't really care too much about Freddy so...

Junkies (EB): Did you think he was a dick, you never really played with him though right?

Burch: I think his ego is a little bit bigger than he is, he's 5'1" and his ego makes him 7 feet all.

Junkies (EB): Did other guys on the team agree with you, without callin' them out?

Burch: You're friends with your teammates, but it gets to you eventually, people like that, sometimes you can't stand them.

Junkies (Cakes): You're basically saying he's just a diva, who's had everything handed to him by the MLS, and he's not nearly up to the level of his press clippings?

Burch: He's as good as he can be, for his age.

Junkies (EB): Did guys on the team believe his advertised age?

Burch: Uhhh, no comment on that one.

Listen to the audio HERE.

The NFL is doing its best this week to convert the citizens of England into pointyball fans by staging a regular season game at Wembley Stadium. As the English learn to differentiate between tight ends and split ends, there is some buzz that the cross-Atlantic cultural exchange will continue in the future with the Premier League staging a game that counts on American soil.

You can include West Ham owner Eggert Magnusson and Arsenal/Colorado Rapids man Stan Kroenke in the group that think it should happen.

“I can see that happening sooner rather than later. It would be good for the game,” Magnusson told Sky Sports News.

Arsenal’s American shareholder Stan Kroenke added: “There is probably a good chance of getting a game to go over there because both owners could agree to it. I think there is a reasonable chance it could take place in the future.”

New York is the locale being mentioned as a possible venue and you can bet that if a game were held there it would draw a huge crowd. Meaningless preseason exhibitions involving teams from England and Europe have done consistently well in the US. It might suck for fans in England who will have one less home game they can attend, but as sports become increasingly global I only see this type of thing happening more and more.

Loew & Beckenbauer

MAINZ, Germany: Joachim Loew extended his contract as Germany coach until 2010 on Thursday.

22 October 2007 @ 05:24 pm

One of the things that MLS does right, in my opinion, is that they package the week’s best goals, slap on a soft drink label, and release the video to the Internet masses. This week’s goals of the week feature a number of pedestrian efforts, but is worth watching for the last goal — a 60-yard wonder strike by the New England Revolution’s Michael Parkhurst against Toronto FC. The goal was the first in Parkhurst’s MLS career and a worthy addition to the long-range goals annals.

Steven Gerrard was ‘hurt and disappointed’ to be substituted in the Merseyside derby on Saturday.

Gerrard was taken off with 20 minutes to go of Liverpool’s 2-1 win at Goodison Park, and was clearly baffled at Rafa Benitez’s decision.

However, Benitez explained that he took Gerrard off because he wanted more control in midfield, saying: “In this game, sometimes you need to play with the brain and we were playing with heart. We needed to keep the ball and pass the ball.”
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22 October 2007 @ 05:08 pm
"One of the aftereffects of Didier Drogba's outspoken comments about Chelsea was that he was banned by the club from attending the launch of 'Skin' - an anti-racism single- which ironically features backup vocals by Drogba himself (along with Michael Essien).The song is posted below.

"And Drogba in the meantime is letting his feats do the talking.He scored for Chelsea again - the first goal in their 2 - 0 victory against Middlesbrough."

20 October 2007 @ 10:11 pm

Manchester United fans will be watching their legend Ryan Giggs for another 18 months after he recently signed a new contract. However his boss Sir Alex Ferguson believes the Welshman can carry on beyond summer 2009.
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I've never known United without Giggs and the longer the better.

20 October 2007 @ 09:05 pm
Chelsea boss has no problem with striker

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