Yeah, I wasn't sure about Alves. I watched the replay and might have missed his yellow card while grabbing a beer. That's what's so frustrating about this tournament based on goal differential, the Enlgish teams excel at locking up the back and doing the counter attack. It works, but its not the most riveting form of football. I can tell you now that Barcelona only play one way. The 4-3-3 to win and win with flair. It bites them in the ass on the bad days, but on the good days it's footballing genius.
Here's my predicted Barca formation for May 27th.
Henry - Eto'o - Messi
Iniesta - Keita - Xavi
Sylvinho - Pique - Yaya Toure - Puyol
Arsenal...if you don't win tomorrow, I may forever hate you...
Don't make me hate you! WIN!! at all costs, WIN!!!
Echoing what I said earlier Benitez is saying that the cash gulf between Man U and Liverpool is hampering them.
They need a new stadium a.s.ap.
BBC SPORT | Football | My Club | L | Liverpool | Man Utd money the key - Benitez
Champions of England again.
Now on to Rome!
dang in Arsenal...why?!
Well done Man U., but once you hit 18, there is a twenty year drought. Hope you had fun while it lasted ;)
I'd love it if this manged to make any difference whatsoever-
Premier League to enforce new financial rules - World Soccer - Yahoo! Sports
Premier League to enforce new financial rules
LONDON (AP)—England’s Premier League will address British government concerns over the finances and ownership of top clubs by enforcing new rules, including a more stringent examination of those running teams.
Premier League clubs have agreed in principle to the rules proposed by chief executive Richard Scudamore, which include publishing the identity of all shareholders with more than a 10 percent stake in a club and a ban on anyone becoming a director or owning a controlling stake if they have been sentenced to more than a year in jail.
The rules, which are likely to be adopted next season, are a response to a letter last year from government minister Andy Burnham about the financial sustainability and governance of the game in England.
“These regulations go above and beyond the laws of the land,” Scudamore said. “Clubs have bought into this and I am confident we can have further progress in the future.
“These rules will help to steer us through what could be choppy waters.”
The Premier League also plans to follow UEFA by demanding a financial sustainability plan before issuing a license to play in the competition.
Clubs failing to meet the new requirements could be banned from signing players or forced to sell assets.
Scudamore’s proposals did not directly address last month’s comments by lawmakers that clubs including Manchester United and Liverpool engaged in “ludicrous levels of borrowing.”
Barca! Please, win the Treble! Be the first Spanish team to do it!!