Monthly Archives: April 2012

Premier League 20 Seasons Award: Vote Now

I suspect that as a football fan you know best. Well the people that be in the Prem thought this too and hath given you and me the option to vote for out best match, goal, save, celebration, and starting XI from the past 20 years of PL football. The selection for the most part is pretty good (bar Harry Kewell at left midfield. Seriously, is there someone out there who really thinks that Kewell is the best, Best, left winger of the last 20 years?) so give it a bash and then be mildly disappointed when Nigel Winterburn doesn’t make the all time eleven.

Head here to vote until then end of April.

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Flashback Football: Chelsea v Barcelona: Last Gasp Winner

So after Chelsea seemingly pulled off the impossible at Stamford Bridge with a 1-0 win over Barcelona they have to pull off the impossible impossible tonight at the daunting Camp Nou. Second only to Bayern vs R.Madrid as the most played tie in the CL, it is a tie that has many a mouth watering. And it’s not hard to see why when you consider their second leg meeting in the 2009 semi-final.

Once again Chelsea had pulled a big trick; this time keeping a clean sheet at Barca, and they couldn’t have gotten off to a better start in the return leg after Michael Essien hit this wrecking ball:

What followed was 83 minutes of the Catalans slowly taking control of the game and a slew of controversial decisions for both teams. With the time around 92 minutes, Chelsea had looked to have done the job, but balding World Cup winner Andres Iniesta hadn’t had his say yet…

One of the best toe pokes ever had stolen the final spot from the Blues.

 

 

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Flashback Football: Bayern Munich v Real Madrid – The Stamp

So the Champions League match-whore that is Munich vs Madrid is back to pleasure our eyes once again tonight. The stakes are big; Bayern are aiming to have a home game in the final and Real are looking to set the bar for Barcelona tomorrow. But as with any frequently played fixture, there’s some beef.

The source of this prime steak comes from the 1988 European Cup Quarter-final and Real Madrid forward/psychopath Juanito. In particular the way he tried to itch a scratch that German legend Lothar Matthaus didn’t have on his back and his faceWith his bootItalics.

Despite the ref’s best sheparding, he couldn’t keep Juan from getting himself a five year ban. Incidentally Real won the tie over two legs 3-4.

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