Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Mr Jones News

I should have caught this one sooner, but Dave Lifton of the famous Screaming Eagles podcast has his own blog, Booked For Dissent - Dave Lifton's thoughts and rants about soccer. Excellent stuff.


A small newspaper in Philadelphia called The Bulletin says that the suburb of Chester where a stadium could be built for an MLS team is "...the poorest, most crime-riddled and poverty-stricken city in the state." Does this sounds like a good place for a stadium to you?

MLS Playoffs
First Round First Leg Matches & Scores:
-Thu Oct 25
Chicago v DC - 7:30pm central on ESPN2
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Kansas City forward Scott Sealy has been named MLS Player Of The Week. This is the second time this season he has won the award.
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Ivan Orozco of the LA Daily News says Chivas USA striker Ante Razov may yet recover from his knee injury in time to help his team in the post season. That would be huge for the American Goats.
-Luis Bueno at the Press Enterprise covers this story too.
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Lacy Banks of the Chicago Sun Times looks at the Juan Carlos Osorio/Cuauhtemoc Blanco combination and how they got Chicago up off the matt and into the playoffs.
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Luis Arroyave of the Chicago Tribune on his Red Card blog says the Fire's Chris Rolfe could be back at forward this week. Do they ever need him up top.
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Steven Goff of the Washington Post looks back the DC's past failures against Chicago in the playoffs.
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Goff (the Master) also goes online every couple of weeks to answer all our burning questions. Here is the transcript from earlier today.
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Ives Galarcep at Soccernet previews the Eastern Conference playoff matchups.
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Emlyn Lewis of Soccer New England looks ahead to the Revolutions first play off game.
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The US Soccer Players Assoc previews New England v New York.
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~ ~ ~ ~ ~ also has a Q & A with New England head man Steve Nicol.
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Buzz Carrick of 3rd Degree observed the FC Dallas practice yesterday, and liked the intensity.
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Bernardo Fallas of the Houston Chronicle with the latest news and notes from the Dynamo.
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Ian Plenderleith of the US Soccer Players Assoc with Part Two of his MLS post-season statistical analysis.
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Frank Dell'apa at Soccernet vouches for New England midfielder Shalrie Joseph as a candidate for league MVP. I disagree. He has not cut it this season like he has in the past.
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Andrew Wiebe of the Daily Kansan gives us the full scoop on the Kansas City Wizards most ardent fans (LINK FIXED).
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Martin Rogers at Yahoo Sports got together his own panel of experts to decide on who deserves the MLS post-season awards. (no, I was not included in that panel)
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Grahame Jones of the LA Times with his weekly world soccer roundup: Corner Kicks.
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Blogcritics Magazine with a positive summary of David B******'s first season in MLS.
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The Seattle Post Intelligencer with the latest on MLS expansion in their city.
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Copa Sudamericana
First Leg Matches & Scores:
-Thu Oct 25
Defensor Sporting v River Plate
Second Leg Matches & Scores with first leg scores included:
-Wed Oct 24
Vasco da Gama v America (0-2)
Millonarios v Sao Paulo (1-0)
-Thu Oct 25
Chivas Guadalajara v Arsenal (0-0)
-Tue Oct 30
River Plate v Defensor Sporting
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A few American's in Europe saw action yesterday:
-DaMarcus Beasley - Rangers - came on as a second half sub and helped his team defend like wild hungry dogs in a home Champions League match v Barcelona that ended 0-0.
-Jay DeMerit - Watford - went the distance in a league match were they went to Coventry and won 0-3. They are in first place in the Championship Division, and lead by 9 points.
-Frank Simek - Sheffield Wednesday - still out injured.
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US Soccer has given former U17 coach John Hackworth a spot on Bob Bradley's senior national team staff.
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Andrew Hush at Soccer New England examines USA coach Bob Bradley's use of the youngsters.
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UEFA Champions League Matchday 3
Group Stage Matches & Scores:
-Tue Oct 23
Stuttgart 0-2 Lyon - goals by Fabio Santos & Karim Benzema.
Rangers 0-0 Barcelona
Dynamo Kyiv 2-4 Man United - Kyiv goals by Diogo Rincon & Ismael Bangoura. Man U goals by Rio Ferdinand, Wayne Rooney & 2 from Cristiano Ronaldo.
Roma 2-1 Sporting - Roma goals by Juan & Mirko Vucinic. Spor goal by Liedson.
CSKA 1-2 Inter - CSKA goal by Jo. Inter goals by Hernan Crespo & Walter Samuel.
PSV 0-0 Fenerbahce
Sevilla 2-1 Steau - Sev goals by Fredric Kanoute & Luis Fabiano. Stea goal by Ovidiu Petre.
Arsenal 7-0 Slavia - goals by Cesc Farbregas(2), David Hubacek(OG), Theo Walcott(2), Aleksandr Hleb & Niklas Bendtner.
-Wed Oct 24
Besiktas v Liverpool
Marseille v Porto
Rosenborg v Valencia
Chelsea v Schalke
Bremen v Lazio
Real Madrid v Olympiakos
Benfica v Celtic
Milan v Shakhtar
-Here are the current standings.
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Luis Figo made his 100th Champions League appearance last night, playing for Inter Milan.
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Rob Hughes of the International Herald Tribune rounds up Tuesday Matchday 3 results.
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The top 5 teams in each of the worlds top 4 leagues:
25 Arsenal
23 Manchester United
22 Manchester City
19 Liverpool
18 Portsmouth, Blackburn & Chelsea
-La Liga
19 Real Madrid
18 Villareal
18 Valencia
17 Barcelona
16 Espanyol
-Serie A
20 Inter Milan
17 Juventus
16 Fiorentina
15 Roma
12 Palermo, Genoa & Udinese
26 Bayern Munich
20 Werder Bremen
20 Hamburg
19 Karlsruhe
17 Schalke & Hannover
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Nike has come to an agreement to purchase long time English soccer gear maker Umbro. The price is half a billion dollars. Details from Reuters.
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The Toronto Star with words from the new acting head of the Canadian Soccer Assoc on what lies ahead for this severely dysfunctional organization.
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Steve Staunton is out as the head coach for Ireland. Cuz his team stinks, and they are blaming him.
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Raphael Honigstein of the Guardian checks in on die Bundesliga.
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Paul Doyle also at the Guardian says Chelsea striker Didier Drogba's honesty will get him nowhere with the team.
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Jack Bell of the New York Times Goal blog talks to author Dougie Brimson about his new book March of the Hooligans: Soccer’s Bloody Fraternity.
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Sheffield Football Club (CORRECTED) is the official "oldest football club in the world". It turns 150 today. Happy Birthday you old duffer. Story from Reuters.


Blogger mamacita chilena said...

I know nothing about Philadelphia, but a lot of times the whole point of building a stadium is to put it in a rundown area because it will inevitably bring with it other commerce and people to clean things up a bit. If a city is going to be paying for the stadium they should get something out of it, don't you think?

5:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Living near Kansas City, I find it hilarious and appropriate that when I click on "The Most Ardent Fans in Kansas City" I am taken to "Page Not Found."

So true. So true.

5:34 PM  
Blogger Jamie said...

Sheffield United isn't the oldest club in the world, it's Sheffield FC, which plays in the eighth level of the pyramid (not the seventh as stated in the article).

5:56 PM  
Blogger Hops said...

Talking Heads Mr. Jones? or Counting Crows Mr. Jones? Or Cobi?

Yes, it matters.

6:10 PM  
Blogger brucio said...

thanks for the heads up on the bad link

thanks jamie for the correction on the team from sheffield

as for you hops, its neither of the above, try bob dylan, (Snidely) "Do you, Mr. Jones"

7:01 PM  
Blogger Hops said...

And you say, "Who is that man?"

Amazing...I overlook my hero. Well played sir.

7:45 AM  
Blogger brucio said...

Because something is happening here,
But you don't know what it is,
Do you, Mister Jones?

8:57 AM  

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