Filed under: England, European Football | Tags: Arsenal, Bolton, Everton, Fulham, Manchester City, Manchester United, Newcastle, QPR, Stoke, Sunderland, Tottenham, West Brom
So here we are at the final weekend of the Barclay’s Premier League and in order for Manchester United to lift the trophy again I find myself rooting feverishly for Queens Park Rangers, the team with possibly the worst road record in England’s top flight. I’m not sure which is more likely to happen, QPR getting a result at the fortress that is the Etihad Stadium against the rolling Manchester City or Manchester United putting at least eight goals past Sunderland at the Stadium of Light. Well, there’s always next year, right my fellow Red Devils fans? Of course I am going to keep my fingers crossed and do whatever little good luck tricks I need to do until the final whistles, but does anyone realistically see QPR getting anything other than a spanking against the Sky Blues?
How about a shout out to Chelsea? On Saturday they won their first trophy of the campaign by beating Liverpool 2-1(the score line I magically predicted, only without the extra time) in the FA Cup final. It was the fourth time they’ve won the competition in the last six years, which is quite an impressive feat. Didier Drogba became the first player to score in four FA Cup finals, while John Terry set his own record by being the first captain to hoist the trophy into the air four times with the same team. Ashley Cole, however, has now won the FA Cup a staggering seven times! Didier Drogba was immense and played like I thought he would, but for me the real hero of the game was Peter Cech. Somehow he was able to paw an Andy ‘I decided to show up at the end of the season’ Carroll header off the goal line to keep Chelsea in the lead. My initial thought was that the ball had crossed the line, but the replays showed that Cech single handedly kept the ball out. Kudos to Cech, a keeper that has had some undue criticism this campaign. (more…)
Filed under: England, Germany, MLS, Spain | Tags: AC Milan, Argentina, Atletico Paranaense, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Boca Juniors, Borussia Dortmund, Brazil, Celtic, Chelsea, England, Espanyol, France, Guadalajara, Hamburg, Inter, Juventus, Kaizer Chiefs, kits, Lazio, Malaga, Marseille, Olympique Lyon, Portland, QPR, Racing Club, Real Madrid, River Plate, Stuttgart, Sydney FC, Tottenham, West Brom, Zenit
NTA is watching the Chelsea v Fulham match, realizing this match-up is between one of my favorite and least favorite kit in the EPL. So why not a post on the best current uniforms in world football, a nice soft post before this weeks podcast? (more…)