June 1st, 2012
Good Week/Bad Week: Freckles, Fish & Freak Accidents
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Just think: this time next week, we’ll no longer have to use things like Fernando Torres’ family to distract you from the otherwise lacklustre off season news, gossip and rumour mills.
Score one for the universe.
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Big Fish, Little Fish: Manchester United are reportedly circling Crewe starlet Nick Powell after his brilliant performance in the League 2 play-off final. The EPL runners-up were interested in the 18-year-old before last Sunday’s game, but are rumoured to have made a £5million bid after his screamer at Wembley.
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Perfect Package: Someone has made chocolates with the Spanish NT’s faces on them. Our work here is done.
Time Crunchers: Liverpool FC have appointed Brendan Rodgers from Swansea City as their new manager. The move has been described as a “long-term project… over a number of years“. Is Liverpool’s understanding of “long-term” better than Chelsea’s – who sacked Andre Villas-Boas nine months into his own “long-term project”? Who knows…
Just because one more can’t hurt nobody…or can it? Image: Fame FlynetPictures.
Speaking Too Soon?: A teary Yann M’Vila was helped off the pitch in France’s friendly vs. Serbia last night after sustaining an ankle injury that may affect his chances of playing in EURO 2012. The player left the stadium on crutches for tests. Crutches without the soft arm pads for comfortably support, poor guy.
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“Just Friends”: Lame excuse from Chloe Green’s crew regarding Jermain Defoe’s crotchal region bumping into her booty on the street. Girl, don’t you know by now to deny, deny, deny whether JD’s actually involved or not?
Buff In Bother: Several payments made by Gianluigi Buffon to an Italian bookmaker have raised a few eyebrows at Italy’s financial law enforcement agency. While it is not illegal for players to gamble, it’s plain dumb of Italy’s number one keeper to think he’s allowed to place bets on games when it’s forbidden by FIFA and UEFA. Allegedly, Gigi wrote cheques totalling €1.5m but it remains unclear what the money was intended for.