Rescinded Red

Oh the media monkeys and their junket junkies will invite you to their plastic pantomime. Throw their invites away.

Fernando Torres Gessbra Commercial

I must agree with Kickette.  The smooth shoulder roll at the beginning is amazing.

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Headlines: Torres Has Three Super-Cool Playstation Rooms

foto_606Fernando Torres is a Playstation aficionado.  (The Beautiful Game)

FC Dallas are recruiting a mystery European player. (MLS Rumors)

Gennaro Gattuso is a hard man, literally.  Ask his surgeons. (Dirty Tackle)

Gabby Agbonlahor and Ashley Young will get faster with sprint training. (Off the Post)

Multimillionaire Wayne gets wife Colleen a new Bentley.  Multimillionaire Colleen gets husband Wayne pajamas. (WAGS Blog)

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Headlines: Chelsea Credit Crunched

Chelsea are feeling the credit crunch. (The Beautiful Game)

Torres may return on Tuesday (4thegame)

United will please Ronaldo with £150K per week (101 Great Goals)

Materazzi receives damages from Daily Mail over false Zidane claims (Soccernet)

ESPN moving steadily toward Premier League TV rights (EPL Talk)

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FifPro World XI: Glorified Popularity Contest

FifPro released their World XI, as voted by 57,500 players in 42 countries, who surely spent hours watching other football leagues in preparation.  Here is a break down.

GK: Iker Casillas (Real Madrid) Casillas is a solid choice.  Buffon might be better technically, but Iker achieved more, winning Euro 2008 and La Liga.

D: Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid) Ramos may be the best right back in the world.  If there is a specific right back slot, he belongs, but there isn’t.  Primarily valued for moving forward, he isn’t one of the four best “defenders” in the world.

D: Rio Ferdinand (Manchester United) Rio is an absolute manimal. His team won the Premier League and the Champions League.  Although, Vidic has a more convincing case.

D: John Terry (Chelsea) John Terry isn’t the best defender on his own team (Ricardo Carvalho).  Injuries limit him.  He’s nowhere near the player he was two to three seasons ago.  English Media Myth.

D: Carles Puyol (Barcelona) Ehh…not so much.

M: Steven Gerrard (Liverpool) Highlights distort perceptions of him.  He’s tactically inept with a high turnover right, mitigating his spectacular plays.  Liverpool and England accomplished nothing.  Not the best midfielder on his own team (Javier Mascherano).

M: Xavi (Barcelona) Xavi is a fine player.  But, he’s not of this caliber.  Marcos Senna had at least an equally compelling case for Euro 2008 best player.  If he wins that, Xavi doesn’t sniff this list.

M: Kaka (A.C. Milan) Kaka bests nearly everyone on this list, when healthy.  He did not play nearly enough last season, a horrible one for A.C. Milan, to warrant inclusion.

F: Lionel Messi (Barcelona) Might be the best player in the world.  A fair choice.

F: Fernando Torres (Liverpool) Twenty-four goals in the Premier League and scored the winner in 2008.  Probably the best pure striker in the world at this moment.

F: Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United) 42 goals last season.

Conclusions: Players throughout the world watched Euro 2008 and read the English media.

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Poll: Who Should Win the Ballon d’Or?

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Headlines: Are the Earthquakes Better than Tottenham?

Tottenham partners with the San Jose Earthquakes, would they get more than two points from seven Premier League matches? (Soccernet)

Thierry Henry to Toronto, but only if he dislikes New York and Seattle.(MLS Rumors)

Luis Figo as The Terminator (The Spoiler)

Manchester City are preparing to offer Torres £200,000 per week (The Guardian)

A.C. Milan Sign a 9-year-old (101 Great Goals)

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