December 20th, 2010

Weekend Results: Enough Snow, Already!

Yup. Even a slightly kinky rubber mask fails to dampen our ardour. Poor Borri. (Reuters/Daylife)

This weekend, we learned that there’s only so much fun a group of high maintenance women can have in the snow. The UK arm of the Kickette organisation inform us that while they have enjoyed thinking about building a snowman, road testing cashmere snoods and browsing the interweb for useful new winter garments, they have now had enough and would like it to go away.

Oh for the sanctuary of Kickette Island. Where the sun is hot and naked twister is compulsory. Sigh.

EPL

Amid conspiracy theories that Chelsea arranged for the snow in order to postpone Sunday’s game against Manchester United until they’d remembered how to to play, only two EPL fixtures (barely) survived the big freeze. West Ham’s 1-1 draw with managerless Blackburn ensured bottom spot for Avram Grant’s men over the festive period, while competition for European places hotted up as Sunderland beat Bolton 1-0 and took sixth spot.

Manchester City play Everton this evening, assuming that Eastlands isn’t engulfed by a tsunami in the intervening period.

Serie A

Things were a little brighter in Italy, where a bespectacled Marco Borriello broke through the pain barrier to score a vital goal against his parent club AC Milan at the San Siro. Roma won 1-0, taking them to fifth (left) while Milan saw their lead at the top cut to three points as Napoli and Lazio kept up the pressure, winning 1-0 against Lecce and 3-2 vs. Udinese respectively. (Getty Images/Daylife)

Away from Serie A, Inter Milan lifted the Club World Cup in Abu Dhabi on Saturday, beating Congolese side TP Mazembe 3-0. This is their first trophy under Rafa Benitez and it might be worth hanging onto; the side are in seventh position in the league, a massive thirteen points behind rivals AC Milan.

La Liga

For the fourth time this season, Barca put five past helpless opposition (left), this time away at Catalan rivals Espanyol. Neither Messi nor Ronaldo scored in the big games this weekend  - the pair are now at level pegging on seventeen league goals apiece and recent form suggests neither show any sign of crumbling under the pressure. Real beat Sevilla by a relatively disappointing 1-0 margin, although it’s worth mentioning that Real managed to accrue ten yellow cards, two of which were collected by Ricardo Carvalho. Still, Barca are only two points clear of Madrid as the winter break commences, plenty of time for a Mourinho inspired resurgence, no? (Getty Images/Daylife)

Elsewhere, Villareal are third after a 3-1 win over Mallorca, while Valencia are  fourth, courtesy of a 2-1 away victory against Real Sociedad.

Bundesliga

Despite a 1-0 away defeat to Eintract Frankfurt, Borussia Dortmund remain ten points clear at the top of the Bundesliga, while closest rivals Mainz beat St Pauli 4-2. Bayern Munich are up to fifth, their 5-3 away win over Stuttgart coming courtesy of a Mario Gomez hat trick and one each from Thomas Mueller and Franck Ribery. Raul also scored three in Schalke’s 3-0 win over Cologne, seeing them tenth.

Bayer Leverkusen’s 2-2 win over SC Freiburg sees them third, while Hannover are fourth despite losing 3-1 to Nuremberg.

Ligue 1

It’s a little too close for comfort at the top of Ligue 1, with Lille, Paris St Germain and Rennes all on thirty one points. With Lille’s game against Nancy called off due to snow, to two sides took the initiative, Paris SG drawing 2-2 with Monaco (left) while Rennes beat Valenciennes 1-0. (Reuters/Daylife) Bringing up the rear on thirty points are Lyon whose 1-1 draw with Marseille puts them fourth.

Wondering about Arles Avignon? No, thought not. But if any of you out there have developed the faintest of interest in Ligue 1′s hapless heroes, they lost again. 2-0 to  St Etienne. Poor buggers.

Did you see any football? Or was your viewing enjoyment affected by adverse weather conditions /and or upsetting facial injuries? Do tell…

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131 Responses to “Weekend Results: Enough Snow, Already!”

  1. Leya_S says:

    I just read the best analogy about Barca ever.
    It doesn't speak so highly of Zlatan, I must say, but for you and other Ibra fans, just ignore those parts…
    http://www.totalbarca.com/2010/opinion-pieces/opi…

  2. jen says:

    while footie news is good and all, let's not lose track of which issue needs the most prompt attention: borriello's haircut. what year are we in? and why would anyone so gorgeous try to ruin themselves with such a heinous hair crime? is he trying to be taken more seriously and thinks obscuring his looks will make people see him as more than just a piece of meat? whatever he's trying to do, isn't working. i think he needs the kickette army to show him the error of his ways.

  3. Leya_S says:

    *sigh* Barca
    I love them.
    HOWEVER
    I was DEVASTATED to find out that they drew Arsenal for CL!!!! My OTHER favorite team! I wanna cry a little bit bc one of them has to lose, but the game should be good at least.

    • Lotte (Zlatanista) says:

      Exactly!! It's gonna be a heartbreaking game for sure. Arsenal is my team as well, besides Barca (first place, always) and Sevilla. And Milan :) .

    • Sheck says:

      I feel your pain. As a UK resident, I support Arsenal in EPL and they are my 2nd team, but whenever clashes like these occur my loyalty lies with Barca. Do recall this years Champions League Quarter Final? For the 1st leg I was watching the game at The Famous Cock pub in Islington, where 99.9% of the customers were arsenal supporters and as Zlatan scored I was screamed with joy. I was over the moon, not only for Barca was ahead but because a fellow Swede(Ibrahimovic, for those of you who didn't watch the game) scored both goals. You can imagine the looks and stares I recieved, I honestly thought I was going to be thrown out of the pub. I don't think I need to remind anyone of how the second leg ended up for Arsenal lol

  4. Tish says:

    Love Borri!

  5. cherryboomboom says:

    Bof , if Marseille won agaisnt Lyon , then maybe I would have been happy for both :)

  6. Sil says:

    Ops! Xavi has a new hair cut. And I dont like it.

  7. Sil says:

    God! You do write a lot, girls!! We need to focus and discuss an important fact from this crappy weekend: Xavi has

  8. Mobsy says:

    Ha, ha. Oh, how nice it is to know that I wasn't the only one eyeing the guys like shiny toys on the playground. But, even if I was… I would feel like a complete freak, and then continue my shameless leering. ;)

    I just would've wished that the Real Madrid game wasn't so fruitless; sure there was cat fights, and Cris stepping in all cute and stuff, but– Just one goal? COME ON! I need something better than that, fellas! *Snaps* But, then again, while I can moan and complain like this. I must say– I wasn't really able to watch the game, anyways. Sorry, but– I lack shame, and I own a bottle of– (I don't know where I was going with this, but… Just kidding!) I had my hands full with– *sighs* chores. </3

    Oh, but when I heard that United Vs Chelsea was postponed… GAH! There was a friggin' one woman riot through the streets! What the heck am I supposed to do noooow? My whole life is RUINED! RUINED, I say! *Dramatic jazz hands*

    Atleast I have the Barca game recorded for my soon-to-come soccer withdrawl… :( But, seriously, this is going to be a looooooooooong holiday. *Flits off with Borri's mask* <3

  9. Tricia (TFO) says:

    Ipswich Town played in a near blizzard in the second half and beat Leicester City 3-0. It was gorgeous and frigid and dramatic and controversial and all the things I love about football. The boys played for Roy and they played their hearts out. Thank you, Tractor Boys.

  10. Pamela Marie says:

    So excited that Borri scored against Milan. I'm sure other teams in Serie A are thaking him for not letting Milan take off even more! He has proven to be more prolific as a gialorossi player than a rossonero. I loved it.

    • Rossanera says:

      Giallo has two l's … but you raised a good point, the race for the Scudetto has been shaken up a bit. Personally, I like the excitement, I like how unpredictable Serie A is. Victory loses its allure when it's predetermined, you know?

  11. Kavelli says:

    There's something sexy about Borri in a mask ;)

  12. Aime says:

    **MARCO!! nO!! what happend to his face? No!!! Whoever is responsible should killed..haha

  13. Deb Stimson says:

    Ladies, the Everton/City match is being shown on Espn3.com. It's live right now but can be watched "replay" after the game ends.

  14. IrishBlue says:

    What a boring weekend for us premier league ladies :S I need my football(er) fix goddammit! At least the snow can't stop kickette….:)

    • iris says:

      when i heard that nearly all epl games were cancelled i was shocked lol i think they have never cancelled a bundesliga gmae due to snow lol they posponed one for an hour or something 2 years ago but that's it. but our thrid league got cancelled ^^ andone dfb-pokal match of course involving a team not from first budnesliga ^^

  15. Jen says:

    gutted!! The snow really messed with my christmas footy watching festivities. Oh well I did get caught up on some other leagues, but I missed my pre christmas pressie of Nando and Stevie in some sweaty goal celebration clinch!

  16. C16 says:

    Oh man, I was so pissed! I watch mostly the EPL and half of the matches were cancelled!!! I really wanted to watch Chelsea vs Manchester Utd!
    I was bored all weekend long…

  17. JaneSpotting says:

    The Real vs Sevilla match was intense..like watching a bullighting match. So much testosterone on the pitch, skirmishes breaking out all over, some old timer fell over too. Awww poor guy.
    Benzema, besides looking hot hot hot.. started (he's so fine,.come on kickette army), and Arbeloa (Again…going ga ga) was in super form. Iker, reigning hottie, was settling disputes and oh..well, it was dazzling footy.
    Hot, intense and what a match.
    1-0 for Real. Jose was of course also looking good Nice..very nice
    PS This Borri…er…? on the list? err…am seeing something but..err just not 'list worthy' in my opinion

    • Deb Stimson says:

      that squabbling between the 2 benches was embarrassing wasn't it? Actually, I think the guy that fell was actually pushed but I'd have to rewatch that part of the game to say for sure.

      You could tell that Sevilla was getting a bit frustrated and it did get a bit heated. I like how Cris was the one trying to calm things down when Dabo started go at DiMaria and then when the Sevilla guys were hasseling Ozil as he left the pitch. Funny, Sevilla wasn't complaining about time wasting when it was their goalie doing it in the first half. :-|

      • canederli says:

        It was embarrassing. Grown men acting like children. It was deeply stupid. It was interesting to Ozil's little flare of temper as he left the game. I'm glad that Cris stepped in.

        • Deb Stimson says:

          I saw that too. Our little Bambi's getting some sass to him. lol Maybe now that he understands Spanish a little better, he actually understands what the guys on/fans from the other team are saying.

  18. I ABHORR BORRI'S NEW HAIRCUT!

  19. Winnie Mata says:

    snow would post-pone my anxiety to watch Chelsea's ass-whooping against United…

    FML! :( i want Christmas! Snookie cry "WAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!"

  20. Summer says:

    It was a very pity…The match clou, the derby of England, Chelsea vs Manchester United was cancelled…It has been really dramatic, I had expected its so much!!!!!! :(

  21. Deanna says:

    The Refs of the Sevilla v Real were the worst I have seen. EVER. Thank God for Angel!

    Also, love Pedro Leon, but he needs to stop playing with his hands… honestly. This is football not volleyball.
    Now I'm waiting to see my lil Silva play, since Arsenal's game was canceled.

    • Deb Stimson says:

      Silva was a great edition to City's team. His vision and passing are amazing. Too bad he has to play behind the likes of Xavi, Iniesta & Pedro on the national team.

      • Deanna says:

        During Euros 08 Silva played SO much! and I loved it. Silva is better than Pedro. Hands down. I think he is growing as well from moving to the EPL and that will add to the Spain NT squad. I'm looking forward to the Euros and seeing more SILVA. (Hopefully)

        • Deb Stimson says:

          I bet Pedro got the nod because he's from Barca so he would be used to playing with many of the starters on the national team. I do understand that there is some validity to that argument. Even though the national team practices together, it's not the same as when you practice and play together on a regular basis.

          • Deanna says:

            True, I think DB relied a lot on Barca and Madrid for having players work together. Silva was part of the squad that lost to Switzerland in the opener of the World Cup. Not that he was blamed for it, but he was only ever substituted in after that. I remember him waiting 8 minutes to get substituted in on the one game. Del Bosque never really liked to make substitutions to often during the WC campaign, but in international games since then Silva's scored twice and has been consistent. So here's hoping for the best for Euros! Either way I get to see Silva play ALL the time now since the EPL gets played on the sports channels I have.

    • Lotte (Zlatanista) says:

      I prefer to give Sevilla some cred for a great game on their behalf. Just because the ref handed out a lot of cards doesn't mean they were unjustified. Just saying.

  22. McRed says:

    i was all dressed up (in about 50 layers, not my gladrags obviously) and ready to go to Anfield when I heard the game had been called off. gutted :-(

    The only bright side is Stevie G's got an extra week for his hamstring to recover before he plays again. And if thinking about stevie's thighs cant cheer me up then nothing can.

  23. Amber says:

    Love how that mask lasted all of about 10 minutes! All I could think of when I first saw him was "Who was that masked man?" I'm glad that I finally got to see some French matches since the EPL was down this weekend. Introduced me to some very pretty French boys. Yum!

    PS-So sad for Bolton and fellow Texan Stu Holden :(

  24. xNavasLoverrr says:

    Hhahahah I wish Real didn't score at all, cuz SEVILLAA needed too winn =D cuzz Sevillaa is the best!! but Jesús needs to play again (aa) I miss him… && what's that on Borri's face? x]

    • Deb Stimson says:

      Navas definitely makes a huge difference when he's on the pitch. I can't wait to see him back in action too. I bet it kills him having to watch his team struggle so much while he's on the bench. :{

  25. simone says:

    and the sergio ramos looked hot

  26. simone says:

    Finally i got flashes of the world cup final Real madrid vs sevilla

  27. DeeRoma says:

    I am relieved Roma won, especially since going into the game I knew Milan would be a well-respected and very tough opponent. To my Milanistas, it was a tough game and can we now go back to our mutual Inter loathing?

  28. AC ZoeyMilan says:

    Marco borriello is dead to me! after the way he celebrated his goal, i have lost respect or any sense of hotness for him. The guy is on loan and technically still a milan player but he celebrated like he had just scored against inter. Anyhow we are still top of the table and that is what matters.
    And this snow in London is just getting ridiculous now.

  29. Lotte (Zlatanista) says:

    I forgot to mention the Espanyol fans! They were truly amazing in their celebration of Iniesta! And I loved it how they immidiately after he had stepped of the pitch began booing and whistling again! The cheering was for Andres and Andres alone, make no mistake :) . So much emotions!

    • Deb Stimson says:

      that was beautiful wasn't it? My heart just melted when I saw the standing ovation from the fans and even the Espanyol team was clapping for him. I really like Iniesta. He seems like such a great guy besides being a great footballer.

      • Lotte (Zlatanista) says:

        He is actually my favourite footballer. He seems so sweet, generous and kind. He deserves every good thing that comes in his way.

        • Deb Stimson says:

          I agree. I think Xavi is very deserving of the Ballon d'or but if it were up to me, I'd give it to Iniesta.

          • Lotte (Zlatanista) says:

            Me too! I woud like to give every single award to Iniesta, but Xavi needs to be recognized for his immense importance for Barcelona and the spanish NT. They are great, the both of them!

  30. Lisa says:

    I am a Real fan, however I thought that Sevilla deserved it. (I know, I know what drugs am I taking?) But honestly I was so upset with my players, I thought they acted like thugs and deserved the cards. They've been acting like this since Mourinho took over. It's his influence because Inter acted this way under him as well.
    Just my opinion which I'm sure a lot will disagree with, but I can't stand him.

    • Thea says:

      If you beleive the press – there is a lot of rifts and egos in that dressing room – CR-9 is unhappy and barely speaking to anyone, Casillas is not helping the matter by putting his mouthy gal ahead of his team mates feelings.

      • Lotte (Zlatanista) says:

        Do you think it's any truth in it? I mean, I wouldn't be surprised. Maybe Pasta has done more damage than she think? And maybe Mou has, for once, bitten off more than he can chew?

        • Thea says:

          Yes I do think there are problems and the MOUR is struggling to deal with them – but I honestly don't think they will sell CR-9, I think they are more likley to make MOUR the scape goat or even boot Casillas out….who knows??!!?? Just glad that the sense of solidarity is with the Catalans! Not to bragg or anything!

          • Lotte (Zlatanista) says:

            That would be something! Mou getting the boot… I really, really don't like him. At all. But I have a hard time seeing Casillas as a scapegoat.

            • Thea says:

              True – Casillas is true blue RM – but he does not appear to be all that as captain these days – he seems to not rally round the players in the dressing room or help MOUR – but like you I hate MOUR can really cannot wait to see him fail there. RM is problem that no amount of moaey seems to solve!

      • Deb Stimson says:

        I don't believe it. Seriously. If you watch the games or see the pix of their practices http://unamadridista.wordpress.com/ you will know it's rubbish.

        • Thea says:

          Now – who has too much time on their hands!

          • Deb Stimson says:

            Why does reading a blog (*ahem* Kickette?) mean I have too much time on my hands. I also read the football news on twitter, FoxSoccer Channel, GolTV, etc. It's amazing the information you can get when you look at the same story from multiple sources. It helps to sort through all the speculation that abounds on the net, no?

            I guess one thing I'll never get used to is all the hate for opposing teams. Sure we have rivalries in the US but nothing like there is in Europe.

    • Lotte (Zlatanista) says:

      I can't stand him either, and yeah the Real player was actually quite rough. And Carvalho was such a bad actor, at least in one of the situations. I used to like watching Real, but Mou has ruined it for me, I'm sad to say.

    • blitzenTO says:

      Nice to see not everyone is under Mourinho's spell! I think the bloom may be off the rose, there–even the Bernabeu faithful were booing their own team for the boring, ugly football they were playing.

    • Deb Stimson says:

      Really? We must have been watching different games. The refs totally blew that game and Sevilla was giving as good as they were getting. As the commentator remarked, I know it's the Christmas season but this ref is handing out more cards than I sent out for Christmas. The second yellow that Carvahlo got was for 2 players butting heads while going for the ball.

      Granted, the team really missed Xabi yesterday for his organization and creativity/technical skills. They just didn't play that well. I do have to hand it to Sevilla though, they put up a great effort.

      • Lily Montella says:

        I agree with Deb I think the tackling was coming off both sides…There was a few occasions that madrid got tackled and the play went on… all in all I wouldn't blame either of the sides but the ref

        The ref has all the power in the world to ruin a game and he did just that.

        There was bad refs during the world cup too and they also ruined a bunch of games!

        I hope Higuain comes back and Kaka and we start playing like we used to!

        More 5-0 and 6-1 none of these measly 1-0 points! We need to be strong!

        BTW Barca played their game like butter.,.. I am a madrid fan but I always like players on barca…

        seriously they played that game like butter!

        • Deb Stimson says:

          Ah…we must have watched the same game ;)

          I love to watch Barca play too. The passing and vision of the guys is amazing.

          I am just getting a bit tired of all the Madrid hate. Support your team, great but is it really necessary to try and bring down another team in order to do that? To quote Rodney King, " Can't we all just get along"?

          • Lotte (Zlatanista) says:

            I don't think we could put all the blame on the ref, it's just too easy. RM had a bad game, they didn't succed with much. They were frustrated and they were being unnecessary rough. I hate it when that happens, regardless of which team. Be it Barca, RM, Sevilla or any other team. And as I said, the Sevilla players wasn't exactly innocent. But they way I interpreted the game RM was mostly to blame for the way it evolved.

            I have nothing against RM. I enjoy watching them play, and always have. But I confess I don't like Mou, and that perhaps makes me more critical than usual. I'm not dazzled by him. He can win as much as he wants it won't change my opinion of him.

            It is not Madrid hate on my part. I try to be as objective as I can. But we do interpret things differently, don't we? I'm just sharing my view and my preconceptions, and I like to discuss football :) .

      • Lotte says:

        I agree that at the end of the game Sevilla made som stupid things too. But the overall impression was that RM didn't get the game they wanted and began to play ugly.

      • canederli says:

        I also have to agree with Deb & Lily, there were a tons of things that the refs never called against Sevilla. It seemed like Real were just playing as rough as Sevilla was. I mean, how long did they wait to blatantly trip Sergio Ramos? Like a minute into the game? Di Maria spent more time getting his ass kicked than playing. And bear hugging Granero? Seriously? The refs totally made a hash of that game. I thought Carvalho was being a bit of a prick though at certain times but he shouldn't have been carded for the second time. I definitely missed Xabi.

        For the record, I'm not buying the dressing room trouble crap either.

        • Deb Stimson says:

          oh and let's not forget the time the ref gave Di Maria a card for diving when it was clearly a foul. At this level, I just didn't expect the refs to be that bad.

    • Tephy says:

      "Acted like thugs" really?

      From all 8 yellows and 1 red they got,:
      Sergio got carded for actually breaking a scuffle.
      Iker got carded for pleading Ricky Carvalho's unjustified second yellow (it was really a very usual head bump FOR THE BALL)
      Di Maria got carded for NOT diving
      Pedro Leon got carded for handball
      Ozil's yellow was the funniest though, he was carded for pushing off a Sevilla player who got all up on his face as he was walking, JFC, WALKING! when he was subbed out. The Sevilla player? Got a pat on the head from his teammates.
      Lass and Pepe… were being Lass and Pepe; I have no problem with their yellows.

      So yeah, all acts of egregious thuggery from Real Madrid. WAH WAH!
      I must be a crybaby.

      I still get flashes of RAAAAAGE every time I remember that game. Mou was wrong tho, this game was actually a better source of entertainment than a Vietnamese league game.

  31. Thea says:

    It's soooo wonderful that Barca are soaring above the sport right now – it's just so amazing and bodes so well for the 2011 campaign, even the commentators are just lost for words!

  32. BarcaLove says:

    Yesssss… Barça did an amazing job once again!

    And wow, Marco Borriello just can't stop looking hot.. Even with the strange mask on, he looks hella fine!!

    • Deb Stimson says:

      Messi is just brilliant, isn't he. Poor guy was getting beaten up a lot too. I guess that's the only way you can stop the guy most of the time.

      And I'm really starting to realize how good (and fast) Pedro is. It'd be interesting to see who's the fastest on the SNT but I'd have to guess it's between Navas & Pedro. Was glad Pedro did so well in that match. He really increased his ratings on my Real Madrid Fantasy Manager team. hehehe

  33. Violets says:

    Just a bad weekend for me. Bolton looked so sad :(

  34. Emily says:

    anyone else confused about the functional purpose of Borri's mask? I don't get it!

    • Lisa says:

      He fractured his cheek bone in the last game and was supposed to wear it (like DeRossi did for months on end) but Borriello didn't last five minutes with it, he took it apart and then finally took it off. He knew that we would all be disappointed that we couldn't see his pretty face (which his bad haircut was distracting).
      No all kidding aside he said in an interview that it messed up his depth-perception so he had to take it off.

  35. hereforthenando says:

    Having games that I was looking forward to ripped from my grasp really showed me how addicted to football I am. When I heard that Liverpool v. Fulham and Chelsea v. United were cancelled, I thought to myself, "What am I going to do now that my life doesn't have any meaning?"

    I'm sure all you EPL ladies felt the same. I was so lost this weekend.

    • SoccerLoverrrr says:

      ommgg!!! SAMEEEEE!! i was soo lookin forward to these matches especially arsenal vs. stoke city and den it tells me its been postponed due to weather..IM LIKE OHH NO U DIDNT!!!! :O i felt somethin die inside me juss a little (gosh im dramatic) :P

    • mamaly says:

      After watching Final Score i was totally lost.
      I've had it with snow, give me a tropical Xmas

      • YouNeverWalkAlone says:

        Hahaha!! I'm in Malaysia so its a nice 76 degrees here!! lol I'm going to be here for Christmas…hahaha, all you Kickettes, I will have your warm christmas for you

        Although my grandfather keeps saying we're having a cold streak because its "only" 76 degrees and not the usual 90 lol

    • @ArtemisMS says:

      Yes D: Especially since those were the only games being aired in my area. So that meant NO FOOTBALL AT ALL this weekend D:

    • Alex Samuel says:

      the words 'ABSOLUTELY GUTTED' spring to mind

    • Deb Stimson says:

      Whew! I was not alone then! Luckily at least I could watch the La Liga games. That saved the weekend!

    • Alex Samuel says:

      and is it just me, or does Mario Gomez keep scoring hat tricks and even more goals

      • iris says:

        lol he better should keep scoring ^^ he didn't score much alst season ^^ and as long as bayerns defence is crap we need goals many many goals ^^

    • Jackie says:

      LMAO! I felt the same. the weekend was oh so boring without footy. this can't happen again!

  36. lorena_yGp says:

    I am actually glad that match between my Red Devils got canceled because I wasn't able to watch the match yesterday so….I'm happy !!! :-) sort off…
    Another " La Manita" from my gorgeous Barca boys!!! so sad that I won't be seeing any La Liga action until 2011 :-( Ohh well that's why we have Copa del Rey ;-)
    + Gourcuff made it all the way to the bench, so hopefully he will be ready for next match !!! I need a dose of those eyelashes ASAP!!!

  37. Rossanera says:

    I need Diana to commiserate with me. Marco Borriello has crushed my heart. The gesture he made to Antonini while he was still on the pitch, the mocking applause as he came off the pitch … you're dead to me, Marco.

    … but AUGURI to all my Giallorossi girls, Roma played superbly and deserved to win!

    • DeeRoma says:

      I know you mean the other Diana and not me, but like I've said before, I get where you're coming from. While watching the game, I totally missed the gesture, but once seeing the picture…even I can't sugar coat how wrong the gesture was [whether in the moment or premeditated].

      I must admit when I saw Adriano in for Totti, I told my dad "You win." I was glad the midfield and defense saved the team because some of the passing I saw made me cringe. I love my team, but even I can stay objective.

    • DeeRoma says:

      I know you mean the other Diana and not me, but like I've said before, I get where you're coming from. While watching the game, I totally missed the gesture, but once seeing the picture…even I can't sugar coat how wrong the gesture was [whether in the moment or premeditated].

    • diana says:

      Borriello disappointed me so much with that attitude!No love for him from now on =
      I do admit that Roma was the better team, they really deserved the win!

      p.s : what's up with Marco stupid haircut?

      • Rossanera says:

        I don't know, but since he's dead to me I don't even care. MORE LOVE FOR ALEANDRO ROSI is what I say.

        • Johanna says:

          What kind of gesture was it? Did he give him the finger? I haven't been able to see the game without interruptions.

      • DeeRoma says:

        I was relieved to see the defense and midfield stepping up ans staying consistent. As far as the haircut, I've heard that it was to make the mask fit better.

    • twr says:

      i would ask you to look at his face after he scored the goal, he starter celebration from instinct after him running to the Roma´s fans he stopped LOOK AT HIS FACE , is that the face of a player was mocking Milan?? what would you call Adebayor who after he score against the Arsenal he went celebrating in front of Arsenal´s fans??. The fans booed him all game. And no he should not feel any gratitude for Milan because in fact Milan never gave him a chance. Milan sent him on loan after loan at a different club every year at an age he needed stability in order to develop, they recalled him after he was settling in and starting to show form ,after they recalled him they never really gave him a chance to accommodate and then sent him back on loan and they finally sold him to Genoa . At Genoa he really flourished and them what did Milan?? They buy him back , Marco has a horrible season because an injury kept him away for the pitch almost the whole season and the second season he was Milan´s top scored he worked his ass off for that team and you could he he put sold in every performance and then what happens??? Milan buys Ibra an Robinho and sent him away. In the last 10 years he played for more than one year in row only once..he was sent on loan since he was 19 . The majority of Milan fans complaint about him again and again , and called him names when he was your player and how he is useless. How would you feel is you were in his position?? Now he is finally appreciated at the club he is. He didn´t mock anybody with those applause he was greeting Roma´s fans were behind him from the moment he first stepped In Rome. If Milan fans would have respected him and appreciate him as much as they say they did they wouldn´t have booed from the first minute of the game every-time he touched the ball. He worked his ass off and out heart in every game he player no matter what crest he played on his chest, and that shows how much he love the game. Put yourself in his position then speak.

      • Rossanera says:

        OMG I wrote you a really long answer (I agree with a lot of the things you said) and it was deleted. Anyways. Da dove sei? You clearly know your history and it's rare to meet devoted tifosi here; esp those who actually know anything about Serie A. I'm impressed :)

      • Johanna says:

        I agree with what you have said. He's still a bit hurt by the way he was treated in Milan and only celebrated the gol with twice the energy to blow off some steam. While searching through the pics, I saw a big sign for him "Marco Unico" at the stadium so not everyone hates him over there. Since no one answered my question about the gesture I assume it's this pic. http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/04dW1HzeqjgKz…
        It's a bit childish but who knows if there was an exchange of words between the players. We are not on the field to hear what goes on.

        • twr says:

          the big sign with´´ Marco Unico´´ refers to Marco van Basten not Marco Borriello

        • twr says:

          and if you ever saw him play and his goal celebrations you would know that the way he celebrate at Milan is rather calm.

        • Rossanera says:

          The gesture was the "s*ck it" gesture he made to Antonini while still on the pitch. THAT's what shocked me.

    • Pamela Marie says:

      I disagree he didnt toanything wrong! He just waved at te Roma fans when he was substituted. There's no surprise that the Milanistas were gonna boo him off but he didnt didnt disrespect anyone.

    • @Di_Elle says:

      well, after hearing all the match sansiro curva sud booing him and singing *kind* things like "Borriello uomo di m…" (Borriello man of sh..) he was even too much a gentleman, just waving the Roma fans up there in terzo anello in Sansiro.

      and I'm pretty sure he was just asking for the ball, in that infamous pic.

  38. blake2108 says:

    The snow RUINED my weekend.(and Christmas really) :(

    Was due to go to Birmingham v Newcastle with a friend, who was coming up from down south, the one thing this Xmas i was looking forward to. Well, he couldn't get here, nor could I get to the game anyway, and obviously it was called off. No United or Gareth this weekend either :(

    Oh and Alex Hleb is doing a signing at the Blues ground as I type, and cos of the weather, and lack of persons to go with, I couldn't go.

    I watched Inter's win, in hope of seeing Davide Santon off the bench, and just my luck idiot Rafa didn't bring him on.

    I also watched the second half of the Bayern game. That was as entertaining as my weekend got.

    Now, you may hate me for this, But I'm PRAYING for snow next week. No, not for a white Christmas (although that would be nice) but so it calls of Boxing Day football, at least the Villa game anyway. They play Spurs at Villa park and I currently cannot afford a ticket to go and see my two favourites Gareth and Marc on the same wing. Nor can I get there as its boxing day. so I'm hoping it'll be postponed and rearranged for a time when I can get to the game and afford a ticket.

    Obviously, knowing my luck we'll get no more snow and the game will go ahead, without me being there, leaving me with no idea when I'll see my Gareth again. *cries*

    So yeah, I've had a dire weekend and I'm relying on you lot (that's Kickette and the army) to cheer me up with your niceness and hot pics of hot players

  39. Coffee says:

    Come on now ladies. Messi did not score

    • Thea says:

      But he was an assist in all FIVE goals. Even the Espanyol contigent of my family had to admit that it was another example of Barca giving a master class!

  40. Thea says:

    Well done Barca – you were awesome as ever!!!!! RM look like they wil implode in the new year with Casillas/ CR-9 / Pasta Face/ MOUR related issues, couldn't happen to a nicer team!

    Kickette – sympathy with the snow – but you should try rocking it at Luton Airport, trying to do modelling work with the irate UK public heckling you!

  41. Emily says:

    Second trophy for Inter under Rafa, they won the Supercoppa at the start of the season, beating Roma 3-1: http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story?id=816536&sec=europe&cc=5901