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Fillipo Simone
post Aug 10 2008, 10:13 PM
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I allways liked their players, especially Abedi Pele..

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post Aug 10 2008, 10:14 PM
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QUOTE (Fillipo Simone @ Aug 11 2008, 12:13 AM) *
I allways liked their players, especially Abedi Pele..

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I never liked that match (IMG:style_emoticons/default/dry.gif)
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post Aug 10 2008, 10:17 PM
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QUOTE (Rossoneri7 @ Aug 10 2008, 11:14 PM) *
I never liked that match (IMG:style_emoticons/default/dry.gif)

Yep, that's true. We should have won.
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post Aug 11 2008, 01:00 PM
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(IMG:style_emoticons/default/ohmy.gif) Marc Overmars (who retired after Euro 2004 due to knee problems) has returned to football. He's signed a 1-year contract with his first club, Dutch 2nd division side Go Ahead Eagles.
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post Aug 11 2008, 01:32 PM
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(IMG:style_emoticons/default/ohmy.gif) ... WOW
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post Aug 11 2008, 02:02 PM
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Nice ... He was a good player back in the day
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post Aug 11 2008, 06:44 PM
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QUOTE (Rossoneri7 @ Aug 11 2008, 03:02 PM) *
Nice ... He was a good player back in the day

Yep, I remember him back from the Barcelona days. He really was a good winger..
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post Aug 11 2008, 11:46 PM
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Football is no longer sexy in LA.

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Gullit and Lalas exit LA Galaxy
Los Angeles Galaxy coach Ruud Gullit has resigned and president and general manager Alexi Lalas has been sacked.

Gullit cited personal reasons for leaving while Lalas has been let go as the club, without a win in seven games, initiates "sweeping changes".

Galaxy bought England midfielder David Beckham to the club with a five-year deal worth 130m in July 2007 and have been under intense scrutiny ever since.

Gullit has been replaced on an interim basis by assistant coach Cobi Jones.

With Beckham now fully fit after a series of injuries hampered the start of his career in the United States, Galaxy were supposed to challenge for the MLS Cup title this season.

But they are struggling to make the play-offs after taking only 23 points from 19 games, with Gullit failing to have any real impact on results after admitting difficulties in settling in California.

"In truth, it has proved a lot more difficult than I anticipated for my family to settle in the area and the club has been very supportive and understanding of my decision," said Gullit.

"I would now like to spend some time with my family before considering any other position in football."

Tim Leiweke, president of the AEG Group that owns the Galaxy, said both parties had agreed on mutually-agreeable terms to part company and paid tribute to the Dutchman's contribution.

"Hopefully, he has laid the foundations for future success for the Los Angeles Galaxy," he said.

In the case of Lalas, however, the club chose to dismiss him rather than wait for his contract to expire at the end of the season.

"With Ruud moving on, we believe that this is the right time to make more sweeping changes throughout the organisation," said Leiweke.

"Our commitment continues to be focused on not only winning the MLS Cup this and every season but to build a club capable of competing at the international level.

"This decision is the right one for the organisation, the right one for the players and the right one for our fans."

Gullit took over as Galaxy coach during the close season in November following the departure of Frank Yallop to the San Jose Earthquakes.

The former Holland international brought star credentials with him as the former Newcastle and Feyenoord coach - and one of the world's greatest players in the late 1980's - but he failed to turn around the fortunes of the commercially-driven Galaxy.

It is also thought to have been left frustrated by the limitations imposed by MLS regulations, most notably the salary cap.

Lalas was a highly influential figure at the club, the man who appointed Gullit and oversaw the club's policy of pursuing high-profile names - most notably that of Beckham, who signed for the club from Spanish giants Real Madrid in a landmark move for football in the US.

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The AEG people aren't completely stupid after all. Lalas was a disaster as a club president and Gullit...well, I'll always remember with great fondness watching him play for Milan and the Oranje, but, well, he lost his footballing mojo when he cut off the dreads. He's a fair commentator though.
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post Aug 12 2008, 12:08 AM
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They started off so well too. Ah well, he's hurt his reputation as a manager with this one I think.
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post Aug 12 2008, 12:11 AM
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Kurt, you didn't have to listen to the megalomaniacal ravings of Lalas. Be very happy you were spared.

The two of them leaving is the best thing for the Galaxy -- which pleases me because as much as I dislike the Galaxy (they're rivals of a sort to my hometown team, DC United) it gets embarrassing to see the league being made a laughing stock because of Lalas. Gullit--- great player, good pundit, should enjoy time with family instead of coaching.
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post Aug 12 2008, 12:16 AM
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QUOTE (Tennie @ Aug 11 2008, 11:11 PM) *
Kurt, you didn't have to listen to the megalomaniacal ravings of Lalas. Be very happy you were spared.

The two of them leaving is the best thing for the Galaxy -- which pleases me because as much as I dislike the Galaxy (they're rivals of a sort to my hometown team, DC United) it gets embarrassing to see the league being made a laughing stock because of Lalas. Gullit--- great player, good pundit, should enjoy time with family instead of coaching.


Oh god. Don't even bring up Lalas. I live here in Los Angeles (just here to go to university). The guy... he was an embarrassment. Him and Guilit. I mean no disrespect to Gullit, but he's a better player than coach. Some players are like that. They may have been great players, but crappy coaches.

Lalas was the biggest joke though... I can't really stand the Galaxy. And one thing I wanted to say to Lalas is this "If you had such big balls why not fly the Galaxy over to Milan and have a friendly game?"

The fact is the Galaxy is a pub team and always will be one. They can bring in Beckham, but that doesn't help anything... I've seen them defend (or lack of)... the party is over here.
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post Aug 12 2008, 12:30 AM
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Giancarlo, the way I explain the Galaxy to people who haven't been subjected to them is that it's Donovan, Beckham and 9 red-shirts.

I think it's a pretty good explanation and honestly I feel sorry for the guys on the team not named Donovan and Beckham.

That said, as a quasi-fan of DC United, Donovan and Beckham are the sources of some creatively naughty chants from Barra Brava and the Screaming Eagles (the two groups in DC most approximating ultras). I'd quote them here but I'd have to bleep out the whole thing. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)
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post Aug 12 2008, 12:44 AM
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Both Donovan and Becks are very ME, ME, ME! players.. but in my opinion they're probably the best individuals in the MLS, that's my opinion anyways. Of course they're both behind Angel, but that's too obvious to even need be said. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)
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post Aug 12 2008, 05:56 AM
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Yep..oh yeah...total concurrence. Angel is the shite. Angel- What a cute name for the striker from hell. Pfffft!!


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post Aug 20 2008, 11:07 PM
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(from uefa.com)

Valenciennes FC defender David Sommeil has been taken to hospital after suffering a heart attack during a training session with the French club.

An official statement from the Ligue 1 side said the 34-year-old centre-back "has been admitted to intensive care at Valenciennes Hospital" with no further details being given of his condition. The SM Caen academy graduate returned to the French top flight two years ago after a spell in England with Manchester City FC and Sheffield United FC. Sommeil, who played 19 league games for Valenciennes last season, also counts FC Girondins de Bordeaux, Stade Rennais FC and Olympique de Marseille among his former teams.
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