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Week 08 - 13/14 Premier League / Champions League / Europa

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Saturday 19th October 2013
English Premier League
Arsenal v Norwich City 15:00
Chelsea v Cardiff City 15:00
Everton v Hull City 15:00
Manchester United v Southampton 15:00
Newcastle United v Liverpool 12:45
Stoke City v West Bromwich Albion 15:00
Swansea City v Sunderland 15:00
West Ham United v Manchester City 17:30

 

Sunday 20th October 2013
English Premier League
Aston Villa v Tottenham Hotspur 16:00
English League Championship
Leeds United v Birmingham City 13:15

 

Monday 21st October 2013
English Premier League
Crystal Palace v Fulham 20:00

 

Tuesday 22nd October 2013
UEFA Champions League First Round
Schalke 04 v Chelsea 19:45
Steaua Bucharest v Basle 19:45
Arsenal v Borussia Dortmund 19:45
Marseille v Napoli 19:45
Austria Vienna v Atletico Madrid 19:45
FC Porto v Zenit St Petersburg 19:45
AC Milan v Barcelona 19:45
Celtic v Ajax 19:45

 

Wednesday 23rd October 2013
UEFA Champions League First Round
Bayer Leverkusen v Shakhtar Donetsk 19:45
Manchester United v Real Sociedad 19:45
Galatasaray v FC Copenhagen 19:45
Real Madrid v Juventus 19:45
Anderlecht v Paris Saint-Germain 19:45
Benfica v Olympiakos 19:45
Bayern Munich v Viktoria Plzen 19:45
CSKA Moscow v Manchester City 17:00

 

Thursday 24th October 2013
UEFA Europa League First Round
Swansea City v Kuban Krasnodar 20:05
Valencia v St Gallen 20:05
Chernomorets Odessa v Ludogorets Razgrad 20:05
Dinamo Zagreb v PSV Eindhoven 20:05
Elfsborg v Esbjerg 20:05
Salzburg v Standard Liege 20:05
Wigan Athletic v Rubin Kazan 20:05
Zulte-Waregem v NK Maribor 20:05
Fiorentina v Pandurii Targu Jiu 20:05
Pacos Ferreira v Dnipro Dnipropet'vsk 20:05
Bordeaux v Apoel Nicosia 20:05
Eintracht Frankfurt v Maccabi Tel-Aviv 20:05
Dinamo Kiev v Thun 18:00
Genk v Rapid Vienna 18:00
SC Freiburg v Estoril 18:00
Slovan Liberec v Seville 18:00
Lyon v NHK Rijeka 18:00
Real Betis v Vitoria Guimaraes 18:00
Apollon Limassol v Lazio 18:00
Trabzonspor v Legia Warsaw 18:00
Anzhi Makhachkala v Tromso 17:00
Sheriff Tiraspol v Tottenham Hotspur 18:00
PAOK Salonika v Maccabi Haifa 18:00
Shakhtyor Karagandy v AZ Alkmaar 17:00

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You made this thread too early

I got excited then realised it's only fucking Wednesday afternoon

Teasing me

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Great stuff, I look forward to your post in the venting thread

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i know its early but the sooner the international week is over the better.

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expect to see a solid performance from arsenal against the canaries on sat and want us to win in style and show the rest of the league we mean business

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Yeah beating Norwich is really gonna show everyone.

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Not looking forward to the Southampton game 

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Apparenrly oezil is injured so were gonna see some 2012/13 struggleball. Hopefully gnabry plays so we at least have some pace.

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Not looking forward to the Southampton game 

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Apparenrly oezil is injured so were gonna see some 2012/13 struggleball. Hopefully gnabry plays so we at least have some pace.

Nah I think he's cool

Read on twitter podolski saying he hurt his knee but he'll be ok for Norwich

Podolski is like his big bro init lol

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Southampton going to out ball, tactically outplay and out run us lol

 

Going to make painful viewing

 

Janajuz to subbed at half time for Young too, Moyes ''Get some creativity in there and Young is fresh from the international break''

 

Kagawa to be on the bench because,  Moyes''He played twice for Japan in midweek and will be tired, so we will give some of the other lads a game plus Wayne put in a MOM performance against Poland and has looked sharp all season''

 

Really hope we don't try and play both Vidic and Ferdinand together again too

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This time Moyes has to come up with a new excuse for Kagawa cause his 2 games for Japan was in Europe(away vs Serbia and Belarus) 

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Great stuff, I look forward to your post in the venting thread

Haha the last 2 times we've played has been madness tbf

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Yeah beating Norwich is really gonna show everyone.

its not about beating norwich its how convincingly we beat to show teams we mean business

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Brazil 2014 qualified teams

Brazil

Japan

Australia

Iran

South Korea

Holland

Italy

Costa Rica

USA

Argentina

Belgium

Switzerland

Germany

Colombia

Russia

Bosnia

England

Spain

Chile

Ecuador

Honduras

Play offs

Uruguay v Jordan

Mexico v New Zealand

CAF

(2nd legs to be played on Nov 16-19)

Ivory Coast 3. Senegal 1

Ethiopia 1 Nigeria 2

Tunisia 0. Cameroon 0

Ghana 6 Egypt 1

Burkina Faso 3. Algeria 2

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Top seeds

Brazil

Spain

Germany

Argentina

Colombia

Belgium

Switzerland

Uruguay(Holland will take their spot if they fail to qualify)

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Switzerland have gained a lot of points due to their friendly wins since 2012

Where Holland got zero points from Euro 2012

Also for some reason you get more points from winning your latest games

Italy's failure to beat Armenia cost them top seeds

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Newest FiFA ranking (October 2013) has been released, the relevant one for the WC seedings:

Rnk Team Pts +/- Pos

1 Spain 1513 0 Equal

2 Germany 1311 1 Up

3 Argentina 1266 -1 Down

4 Colombia 1178 1 Up

5 Belgium 1175 1 Up

6 Uruguay 1164 1 Up

7 Switzerland 1138 7 Up

8 Netherlands 1136 1 Up

8 Italy 1136 -4 Down

10 England 1080 7 Up

11 Brazil 1078 -3 Down

http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/rankingtable/

Top 7 plus hosts Brazil are seeded. Looks like both Holland and Italy missed out by meagre 2 points.

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"Carrick is Makelele and more." - Adrian Durham, 17 October 2013.

 

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Mourinho's foreword to Drogba's biography

 

"”I’m a person who likes to treasure memories, and with them I can tell the world many things. I’m not a writer, even less a poet, but my life has been rich with stories, stories full of extraordinary moments. Looking back at them, I can find only a few special people who I will keep in my soul and in my heart forever.

 

Didier Drogba came into my life in the fifth minute of a Champions League game in Marseille’s mythical Vélodrome. I’d hardly sat down when that giant with the number 11 on his shirt scored. I remember he celebrated that goal like it was his last and he turned an already hostile atmosphere into a fireball of flares, chants and emotion. The crowd went mad, the noise was deafening.
At half-time I found him in the tunnel and told him: ‘I don’t have the money to buy you, but do you have any cousins that can play like you in the Ivory Coast?’ In the middle of this tense qualification game he laughed, hugged me and said: ‘One day you’ll be in a club which can buy me.’

 

Six months later I signed for Chelsea. I had found a super powerful club which everybody wanted to negotiate with, everybody wanted to be linked to – and everybody wanted to play for. I had a number of options, but I arrived and said: ‘I want Didier Drogba.’ Doubts and questions were raised by a few people: ‘Why this one?’, ‘Why not that one?’, ‘Are you sure he will adapt?’, ‘Is he really that good?’
‘I want Didier Drogba,’ I said.

 

A few days passed and I met with Didier in a private airport in London. Again he hugged me, but this time in an unforgettable way: an embrace that showed this man’s gratitude, and the affection he feels towards people who mean a lot to him. Indescribable. Then he told me: ‘Thank you. I will fight for you. You won’t regret it. I will stay loyal to you forever.’ And that’s just what he’s done. His loyalty came out in his leadership and in the way he always faced up to the difficult moments. Moments when nothing else matters than to be there for your leader and your colleagues. This was a person I knew I could count on whenever and wherever I needed. When the team was under pressure he would go back and help the defenders; when he felt pain he would stretch himself to the limit and never give up. Then of course came what he did best: he scored and scored. Those goals brought him titles, amazing awards, but what stays with me are the countless stories we have together.

 

The FA Cup final at the new Wembley Stadium, 2007. Manchester United: the last game of the season. A lot of people thought this would be my last game in charge of Chelsea. It was a great battle, and then Didier scored in extra-time. The final whistle blew and everybody went mad – apart from two calm individuals. I ran into the dressing room to call my wife. One player avoided the immediate celebrations and followed me down the tunnel. It was Didier, chasing me for a hug. The game was over but in his mind as he left the pitch was only one thing: to hug me as soon as possible. Was he remembering our first encounter? Our second? Or was he thinking that this embrace could be the last…? He found me, we hugged and we cried.

 

Didier is a special person. And I repeat if I may: person. I could say player of course – and he’s an unbelievable one – but above all, his impact on the world at the moment is as a person: as an African, as an emperor of the Ivory Coast, as a father, and as a son and as a friend. And some of us have the privilege to have him in our lives. Months after the Cup final I was out of Chelsea. As on the first day, there came that same embrace. I couldn’t speak and Didier could only say: ‘This is not possible, this is not possible, this is not happening.’ I could only find the strength to turn and walk away.

 

Perhaps this preface should focus on Didier the player. But the player everybody knows – the leader, the title collector, the benefactor as well. All these things he has achieved with skill, effort and humility. Didier is in my life as one of the best players I have managed in my career. But much more importantly, he’s in my life as one of the best and most unforgettable friends.Together, the two of us side by side, fighting for the same thing? Far away? In different clubs? In different countries? Or old, with Didier in retirement and me coaching in a wheelchair? It doesn’t matter.
Didier. Always near to my heart.”
José Mourinho

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