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PostPosted: 21-01-2014 13:30    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Chile bans Palestino football club 'anti-Israel' shirt
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-25821058

Controversial Palestino football shirt

The club has used the new kit in three matches of the current season

The Chilean football federation has banned a top division team from using a new shirt that has the number one shaped as the map of Palestine before the creation of Israel.

Palestino, a club founded by the large Palestinian community in Chile, has used the new kit in three matches.

Jewish organisations complained that the design implied that all the land was Palestinian.

The Chilean federation said it opposed any form of discrimination.

It also issued a fine of $1,300 (£800) to the Santiago-based club.

Palestino unveiled the new shirts in December, keeping the club's traditional colours, matching those of the Palestine flag - red, green and black.

However, it replaced the number one by a map of Palestine before the UN voted on the partition of the region in 1947.

The controversial Palestino football shirt
Palestino plays its home matches at La Cisterna stadium in Santiago
Jewish organisations in Chile complained, but it was the owner of first division club Nublense, Patrick Kiblisky, who put forward a formal complaint against Palestino.

"We cannot accept the involvement of football with politics and religion," he said.

It took several weeks for the football authorities to act and in the meantime the new kit continued to be used.

The federation said it had decided to punish Palestino because it was opposed to "any form of political, religious, sexual, ethnic, social or racial discrimination".

The club argued that it had used the same design in previous seasons.

On its Facebook page, the club makes clear its views on the Middle East: "For us, free Palestine will always be historical Palestine, nothing less."

Chile is home to one of the largest Palestinian communities outside the Middle East, says the BBC's Gideon Long in Santiago.

Palestino was founded in 1920 by immigrants in the south of Chile, according to the club's website. It became a professional football team in 1952 and has won the league twice.
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PostPosted: 21-01-2014 15:28    Post subject: Reply with quote

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David Moyes has promised fans of Manchester United that they will be in a major European competition next year...even if he has to write the song himself.

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PostPosted: 22-01-2014 08:49    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Blues boss Manuel Pellegrini has targeted the unprecedented 'quadruple' of winning the Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup and Champions League in his first season at the Etihad. Shocked

And City, as expected, are already just 90 minutes from lifting their first trophy of the campaign after recording the biggest aggregate win in the League Cup semi-finals.

Pellegrini made sweeping changes to the side which smashed through the 100-goal barrier in only their 34th match of the season on Saturday."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/25723655

Please tell me this can't happen!
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PostPosted: 22-01-2014 22:20    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amazing things happening at Old Trafford - FT plus ET almost over...

3 - 3

Away goals equal, so it goes to a Penalty shoot-out between United and Sunderland in the League Cup semi-final! Shocked
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PostPosted: 22-01-2014 22:33    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shoot-out score, 1 - 2

Now read from bottom to top:


22:27:
Sunderland players engulf Vito Mannone before peeling away to pump fists at their fans high in the Old Trafford rafters.

David Moyes trudges off down the tunnel and the television cameras spin round to locate Sir Alex Ferguson queuing for the exits.

Robbie Savage, BBC Radio 5 live
"Fantastic save from Mannone! You hate to see a loser, but full credit to Sunderland. What a night!"

22:25: CHAMPAGNE MOMENT - SUNDERLAND REACH CAPITAL ONE CUP FINAL


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PostPosted: 22-01-2014 22:48    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sir Alex, and the team, would probably be far happier if he watched the games at home on his no-doubt cinema-sized screen....

This is all getting so embarrassing for United, I'm beginning to feel sorry for them, daft old 'aporth that I am.
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PostPosted: 22-01-2014 23:06    Post subject: Reply with quote

An interesting comment from the BBC Live-Text link:

A foregone conclusion in the final? No chance…Manchester City have won just two of their last eight matches against Sunderland - losing 1-0 on their last four visits to the Stadium of Light. Twisted Evil

Sunderland fans need to organise their days around a 14:00 GMT kick-off at Wembley on Saturday 2 March.
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PostPosted: 23-01-2014 11:39    Post subject: Reply with quote

rynner2 wrote:
Sir Alex, and the team, would probably be far happier if he watched the games at home on his no-doubt cinema-sized screen....

This is all getting so embarrassing for United, I'm beginning to feel sorry for them, daft old 'aporth that I am.


Why feel sorry? We've dominated the league for 20 years! It's a transitional period in which are squad is going to change. A new birth if you like. Believe the sensationalism of the press if you will.

I thought last night was one of the most entertaining games of the season. So many twists and turns, just brilliant.

We've been playing pretty well, I definitely think any team would struggle when their two strikers are injured.

I would feel sorry for an Arsenal side who have not won anything in nearly a decade, and unless they can somehow stop Man City, they will not win anything this season either.
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PostPosted: 23-01-2014 11:53    Post subject: Reply with quote

It must be bad for man utd fans though, the thought of no champions league football is a realistic possibility.

Arsenal, Man C and Chelsea are def for top 3.

And Liverpool are in great form, they must be favs for 4th, and man utd will still have to beat spurs and everton for that top 4.
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PostPosted: 23-01-2014 12:20    Post subject: Reply with quote

We are 6 points off 4th having the worst season in decades! Rolling Eyes

Liverpool are having their best season in years, 6 points off us! Cool
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PostPosted: 23-01-2014 12:47    Post subject: Reply with quote

chris138 wrote:
We are 6 points off 4th having the worst season in decades! Rolling Eyes

Liverpool are having their best season in years, 6 points off us! Cool


If it was the usual inconsistent Liverpool you would have a point, but they are better this season.

If man utd fail to finish top 4 then the financial implications for the glazers debt repayment will go bad at a time when man u need to spend big.

You need this years champs league run to go to the semis at least to meet financial targets. Luckily the team you have next month are not a galactico.
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PostPosted: 23-01-2014 12:58    Post subject: Reply with quote

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If it was the usual inconsistent Liverpool you would have a point, but they are better this season.



You're right they have been making great progress.

It's a funny old game!
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PostPosted: 24-01-2014 01:14    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Manchester United fan calls 999 asking for Alex Ferguson
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-25858527

Sir Alex Ferguson retired in May after 26 years in charge of Manchester United

A drunk Manchester United fan called 999 "demanding" to speak to Sir Alex Ferguson after the club's defeat.

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) were called at 22:30 GMT on Wednesday by a man from Crumpsall after the team lost to Sunderland in the Capital One Cup.

GMP said it "can be sad and depressing" when a football team loses a game but asked the public to "remember that 999 is to be used for emergencies only".

The force suggested contacting the club to speak to the former manager.

Manchester United lost 2-1 on penalties in the semi-final of the competition at Old Trafford under new manager David Moyes.


The man opened the call by asking to speak to Mr Ferguson before telling the call handler: "The result is all wrong, they had extra time and it was a total and utter load of rubbish."

After being asked if he needed to report a crime, the caller replied: "Yes, a crime. I want to report a crime. The crime is that Manchester United were absolutely knackered."

Towards the end of the call the man asked if the force could call him back.

Manchester United looking glum
Man United missed the chance to face rivals Man City in the final at Wembley
'Try ringing Man United'
On GMP North Manchester's Facebook page, the force said: "A man from the Crumpsall area of North Manchester rang 999 in a drunken state demanding to speak to Sir Alex Ferguson about last night's result.

"Obviously, it can be a sad and depressing moment when your football team loses a game, however, can we all please remember that 999 is to be used for emergencies only.

"If you would like to speak to Sir Alex about recent football results we here at GMP Manchester North can only suggest you try ringing Manchester United FC directly as you will probably (not definitely) have a much better chance of getting through to him there rather than ringing the police," the statement added.

Diane Grandidge, GMP's business lead for call handling, said: "Silly calls like this one are thoughtless and can make a difference in a life and death situation.

"You wouldn't want your own emergency call being delayed by someone tying up a line with a hoax."

The force said the caller has been warned about inappropriate use of the 999 service, but would not face further action.

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PostPosted: 24-01-2014 08:56    Post subject: Reply with quote

This sounds like fun!

[Video]
Three-sided football: A game of alliance and betrayal

It seems like a typical Sunday afternoon game of football, but there's a big difference - there are three teams on the pitch.
Deptford 3S Football Club is playing Philosophy Football FC and Strategic Optimists FC, at the same time.

This is the complex and curious game of three-sided football, an invention of Danish Situationist philosopher and artist Asger Jorn.
Played on a hexagonal pitch, the rules are similar to normal football, with one big exception: it's the team that concedes fewest goals that wins.

This leads to all sorts of tactical subtleties, as BBC News discovered at a match in New Cross in London.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25852634
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Australia v England, fourth one-day international report
Fourth ODI: England (316-8 ) beat Australia (259) by 57 runs
Shocked Is that a typo? No!
By Nick Hoult, Cricket Correspondent, In Perth
11:29AM GMT 24 Jan 2014

England finally won a game of cricket after 91 days in Australia and almost as many disappointments to ensure they did not equal their worst ever run of defeats.

A sparkling innings from Jos Buttler and an all-round performance from Ben Stokes guided England to a 57-run victory at the Waca, their first in Perth against Australia since 1987 which was three years before either of today's two young star performers were born.

The result ended a string of nine consecutive defeats to Australia stretching back to the final match of last summer in England and clawed back a small dash of respectability after such a crushing tour.

etc...

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/cricket/international/england/10594532/Australia-v-England-fourth-one-day-international-report.html

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