Something Great

Arsene Wenger cobbled together starting lineups with spit and duct tape and Denilson and somehow the team dragged its ass over the finish line in third or fourth.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Scholes for the England National Team!

The volleyball team, that is. Those who watched today's glorified friendly known as the UEFA Super Cup bore witness to the most outrageous handball I've personally ever seen. But let me say this: the placement was perfect and the sheer audacity of the attempt has earned Scholesy some added respect in my book. Well done, Paul! (I really wish I could find the English commentary for this as the announcers were completely disgusted: "there's nothing funny about that at all... what on earth was he thinking about?!") On an added note, Juve and Madrid should be feeling slightly more uncomfortable as a bright Zenit side tore apart the Ronaldo-less European Champions. I'm sure Juan and/or I will have more to say about the CL draw a little later.

Tomorrow, the mayhem starts for real as the Serie A and La Liga return and grace us with their presence. With just a cursory glance at the fixtures, I think it's safe to say that Fiorentina-Juve has the potential to be a real firecracker. Liverpool and Arsenal also face tough tests. Can't wait.

1 comment:

Jake said...

I think may and walsch could still take scholes and we'll say rio ferdinand (who get mega-poned on that goal)...yeah i watch women's beach volleyball

Second on the points thing with arsenal first there was some fuzzy math, as of that point (not counting the newcastle result) the gunners had 3 points through 2 matches, that means 36 remaining, -6 with the other three of the big 4 gives them 30 left but puts them at 12 points. so 75 points (25-5) would put them at 87 points which is about what they need, this makes ben's point correct, its not about the losses its about turning draws into wins, (something chelsea and liverpool failed to do this weekend) so as we stand right now the gunners are a point behind and te gd is actually better than the reds, so nothing to panic about especially with the return of Cesc and considering how well they bounced back against newcasle, hopefully the upcoming match at blackburn will yield a positive result and give them some confidence away fromt he emirates,
oh and my favorite quote of the week..."They have been slow out of the traps but Robin Van Persie finally got Arsenal up and running against Newcastle. A well taken penalty, a free-kick that was arcing beautifully goalwards until Shay Given launched himself at it, a gem of a goal hewn from a fine Arsenal move - and an early departure from the field of play due to injury. Normal business is resumed for Van Persie."