05
Apr
09

Lazy Sunday

Finally, some peace.

The girls are all either at church or at their friend’s house and I have the TV and the computer to myself. Plus, there’s very little, no… there’s no Arsenal news. Fox Soccer Channel is playing the Man U/A. Villa match and it’s looking like a pretty good match; 1-1 at the 30th minute.

Here in a bit, I’ve got a 10:30 kick around, I have new boots (the $20 Telstar’s arrived), and it’s supposed to get to 65F in Tacoma today.

I think I’m going to take it easy today, play a couple hours of football and have a pint after!

There is a bit of Villareal news ahead of the match Tuesday. I might as well get that over to you. First, I was reading this article about Robert Pires and how he still hasn’t gotten over being subbed in the 18th minute of Arsenal’s Champions League final loss to Barcelona. Anyway, Robert is being classy about it all but you can tell that something’s seething in there about the way the whole thing played out: subbed out in the final, offered just the 1 year contract that all 30 year-olds are offered at Arsenal, and never really recapturing the glory he had at Arsenal. It’s sure to be hard.

Anyway, uhhh, oh yeah… in that article, Wenger talks up the attacking threat of Pires on one wing and Cazorla on the other. Which is true, when healthy they are a threat. Too bad Cazorla is out for the rest of the season. Villareal are going to have Senna back, though, and that is a pretty big boost, but I liked the coincidence of Wenger talking up one of Villareal’s players and having him come up injured.

I like having Senna back in their team, who better to really test the mettle of our burgeoning midfield duo than a true craftsman like Senna?

Right, that’s all I’m writing today. I’ll hang out in the comments until about 10am (local time) if you want to chat about something.

See you tomorrow for a full Villareal preview.

CHEERS!

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11 Responses to “Lazy Sunday”


  1. 1 Matt
    April 5, 2009 at 9:01 am

    Senna is a beast. He was Euro 2008’s Man of the Tournament, if you ask me.

    United-Villa has been highly entertaining so far. God bless coffee and good football!

    Do you just play pick-up games? Or have you joined an organized rec league?

    I am all over the place…

  2. 2 Matt
    April 5, 2009 at 9:05 am

    Also: thoughts on FSC getting the Champions League?

    I am pumped about it. No more annoying NBA scores on the scroll, no more announcers calling the game from a cave in Bristol (FSC is going to use UEFA’s announcer feed, similar to what they do for EPL matches), and FSC is going to launch hi-def later this year, so we won’t lose out on quality.

    Plus UEFA is the moving the final to Saturday, which is awesome.

    Now I just need a good excuse to get out of work on Tuesday for the 1st leg…

  3. 3 Tim
    April 5, 2009 at 9:18 am

    Matt,

    I have played organized outdoor, indoor, co-ed, and disorganized pick-up football. I’d have to lose, like, 20 lbs to play organized football again and so I’m just playing Sunday pickups now.

    I didn’t see the story about FSC getting CL games. I’ll have to look that up, unless you have a link….

  4. 4 Tim
    April 5, 2009 at 9:24 am

    DAMN…

    I’d rather have ESPN do the broadcasts; they have multiple channels which means more than one live game on per day (so, like Tuesday’s matches are live on ESPN2 and on ESPN Deportes), AND ESPN shows at least one match in HD.

    Having Fox take over is a huge loss for American football fans.

  5. 5 Tim
    April 5, 2009 at 9:53 am

    NO FUCKING WAY…

    Machedha just scored what could be goal of the season. That was amazing.

  6. 6 Matt
    April 5, 2009 at 9:56 am

    Tim –

    Matches will be shown live on FX, FSN, and FSC…we will lose nothing. This is excellent news for American football fans, in my opinion…but we shall see.

    Goal of the season, without a doubt, yes.

  7. 7 Tim
    April 5, 2009 at 10:00 am

    Matt, can you link to the article that says that? I may write about this tomorrow! :)

  8. April 5, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    Disappointing manure winner. I was really hoping for a draw. This will help them to get their tails up again. Big pity.

  9. 10 Trav The Chav
    April 5, 2009 at 1:03 pm

    Beautiful day for the kickabout. Ill be back out in a couple weeks

  10. 11 CaribKid
    April 5, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    The problem with Fox is that quite a few games will be handed over to Setanta which means we will have to get an additional subscription to Setanta to ensure full coverage.

    Does anyone notice how many Arsenal games have been moved to Setanta this season? Fox buys the shit then sells most of their non Manu and Liverpool games to Setanta. That stinks.


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