Dismiss Notice
Guest, I have a big favor to ask you. We've been working very hard to establish ourselves on social media. If you like/follow our pages it would be a HUGE help to us. SoSH on Facebook and Inside the Pylon Thanks! Nip

Global Football Odds & Ends

Discussion in 'Breakfast with Gazza (with Sachmoneious Bullcrap)' started by Titans Bastard, Jun 6, 2015.

  1. Vinho Tinto

    Vinho Tinto Member SoSH Member

    Messages:
    5,369
    BdC wasn’t fired technically, but was voted out at an emergency general assembly. They have hired Jose Pesseiro to manage. He was their coach when they lost to CSKA in the UEFA Cup final in 2005. BdC went out with his typical tact by proclaiming that he would no longer support Sporting, rescind his membership, and never attend a club event.



    There will be an open election for a new president in September.

    After BdC’s dismissal, the club reached out to Jorge Jesus and Slimani to see if they would return. Both told them to screw. The club has confirmed that they have re-established a working relationship with Jorge Mendes.
     
  2. SocrManiac

    SocrManiac Member SoSH Member

    Messages:
    2,275
    This doesn’t strike me as an odd or an end, but... DiMarzio is reporting Ronaldo to Juve.

    I have loved this club since I remember learning how to cheer a team. Before the Sox. I don’t know if I can deal with Ronaldo.
     
  3. Dummy Hoy

    Dummy Hoy Angry Pissbum SoSH Member

    Messages:
    5,653
    Paolo Di Canio was cool though, right?
     
  4. SocrManiac

    SocrManiac Member SoSH Member

    Messages:
    2,275
    I was 8. This actually hits.
     
  5. Dummy Hoy

    Dummy Hoy Angry Pissbum SoSH Member

    Messages:
    5,653
    Lol. Cheers.
     
  6. Zomp

    Zomp Turkey Virgin Dope

    Messages:
    10,974
    What is it that you don’t like? His charitable work?
     
  7. Titans Bastard

    Titans Bastard has sunil gulati in his sights Lifetime Member SoSH Member

    Messages:
    9,061
    This post deeply confused me for a minute until I realized you are talking about Ronaldo, and not Di Canio.
     
  8. dirtynine

    dirtynine Member SoSH Member

    Messages:
    4,589
    This piece is a good overview of ancillary soccer-inspired brands turning into "real" clubs. It's interesting to me because I maintain a brand not unlike some of these entities (though they're much farther along with social media, mindshare etc.). Asbury Park FC in particular has long been a group I look up to.

    The alchemy that turns digital into tangible is fascinating - not least in soccer.
     
  9. Cellar-Door

    Cellar-Door Member SoSH Member

    Messages:
    13,448
    Yeah, Ronaldo is by all accounts an incredibly generous and great guy, tons of charity work, always makes time for young fans no matter what. He's arrogant on the field, a bit whiny, but hey I think you can get away with that if you're maybe the greatest ever to play the world's most popular sport.

    DiCanio who I should like as a West Ham fan I guess, is of course a facist asshole and generally a shitty person.
     
  10. PedroSpecialK

    PedroSpecialK Comes at you like a tornado of hair and the NHL sa Silver Supporter SoSH Member

    Messages:
    23,368
    Interesting signing in the Persian Gulf Pro League... Tractor Sazi has signed recently-released Rangers mifielder Harry Forrester, first Englishman to play in Iran since before the Islamic Revolution in '79. No Western news sources on it that I could find but that is the jersey

     
  11. Titans Bastard

    Titans Bastard has sunil gulati in his sights Lifetime Member SoSH Member

    Messages:
    9,061
    John Toshack is the manager there?

    [​IMG]
     
  12. PedroSpecialK

    PedroSpecialK Comes at you like a tornado of hair and the NHL sa Silver Supporter SoSH Member

    Messages:
    23,368
    Indeed. Took him two turns at Real Madrid to prove his mettle for Tractor Sazi (literally Tractor Factory) FC
     
  13. PedroSpecialK

    PedroSpecialK Comes at you like a tornado of hair and the NHL sa Silver Supporter SoSH Member

    Messages:
    23,368
    Holy hell my former Celtic binky Anthony Stokes is also going to Tractor Sazi

     
  14. Titans Bastard

    Titans Bastard has sunil gulati in his sights Lifetime Member SoSH Member

    Messages:
    9,061
    We are those who plays the victory march,
    We are those who are immortal,
    Hereoism is ours,
    We're the head of Iran.
    Azerbaijan is our land,
    Tractor is our pride,
    Courtesy and honor is our slogan,
    Tractor is our pride.
    We have faith in the strength of the union,
    We have stood like the mountains,
    We have traveled many arenas,
    We have won many honors.
    Azerbaijan is our land,
    Tractor is our pride,
    Courtesy and honor is our slogan,
    Tractor is our pride.
     
  15. OilCanShotTupac

    OilCanShotTupac Sunny von Bulow Gold Supporter SoSH Member

    Messages:
    16,071
    That’s pretty clean se to Borat’s Kazakhstan potassium song.
     
  16. Titans Bastard

    Titans Bastard has sunil gulati in his sights Lifetime Member SoSH Member

    Messages:
    9,061
    Hey, Azeris and Kazakhs aren't that far apart, ethnically and linguistically speaking.
     
  17. mic99

    mic99 lurker

    Messages:
    451
    Hopefully there aren't any Elvis impersonators in Iran.

    In other news, West Belfast club Sport and Leisure Swifts are changing their name to Belfast Celtic. Belfast Celtic folded in 1948 after the team was attacked by Linfield supporters.

    "When we had nothing, we had Belfast Celtic;
    When we had Belfast Celtic, we had everything"
     
  18. SoxFanInCali

    SoxFanInCali has the rich, deep voice of a god and the penis of Lifetime Member SoSH Member

    Messages:
    10,811
    That should be interesting, since there's already a team in the same league called Donegal Celtic that play in Belfast, wear green and white hoops, and consider themselves the spiritual successor to Belfast Celtic.
     
  19. Zomp

    Zomp Turkey Virgin Dope

    Messages:
    10,974
    Bit of sad news to report.

    I'm not sure how many people remember World Football Daily (and then World Soccer Daily), but Kenny Hassan just tweeted yesterday that he's having some major health issues. Cancer in his neck, brain hemorrhage, brain fracture, etc...

    To be honest I haven't thought much about WFD in years but seeing his tweet yesterday sent me back to when I used to listen to it every day. Out of the two hosts he was always the better listen. Steven Cohen played his role well but towards the end he became a caricature. Anyway, I think there were more listeners on here aside from myself (I actually called in a few times) so it was worth posting.
     
  20. SoxFanInCali

    SoxFanInCali has the rich, deep voice of a god and the penis of Lifetime Member SoSH Member

    Messages:
    10,811
    He was more than a caricature, he actively trolled Liverpool fans by spouting all the lies about Hillsborough that came right out of the infamous issue of the S*n. He kept it up to the point where Chelsea (his favorite club) actively distanced themselves from him, so he ended up renouncing his fandom. He was a bitter asshole.

    Sucks to hear that about Hassan, though.
     
  21. Vinho Tinto

    Vinho Tinto Member SoSH Member

    Messages:
    5,369
    I still follow Kenny on Twitter and saw his post. Terrible to read.

    Trolling families who lost loved ones made Cohen a special level of asshole. He and Nick Geber are no longer on speaking terms.
     
  22. wonderland

    wonderland lurker

    Messages:
    240
    See that Manchester City crossed the £500m barrier last season. They joined Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester United and Bayern Munich.

    I know they increased the size of their stadium but I’m pretty surprised by this as I’ve never seen that much evidence they are in the same stratosphere as those other clubs. I know they have a great naming rights deal but something doesn’t add up for me. I would’ve thought Chelsea, Liverpool, or Arsenal would’ve cracked the mark before City.
     
  23. Titans Bastard

    Titans Bastard has sunil gulati in his sights Lifetime Member SoSH Member

    Messages:
    9,061
  24. Titans Bastard

    Titans Bastard has sunil gulati in his sights Lifetime Member SoSH Member

    Messages:
    9,061
    Ballou Tabla has chosen to play for Canada, which is a very important get for our neighbors to the north. The fear is that he would be yet another dual national lost (to Ivory Coast, in this case).

     
  25. Infield Infidel

    Infield Infidel teaching korea american SoSH Member

    Messages:
    11,463
    Never forget that someone can do good things and also do terrible things


    edit: the link in the tweet mentions Der Spiegel first reporting the allegations over a year ago
     
    #325 Infield Infidel, Sep 28, 2018
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2018
  26. PedroSpecialK

    PedroSpecialK Comes at you like a tornado of hair and the NHL sa Silver Supporter SoSH Member

    Messages:
    23,368
    Considering Ronaldo is reportedly now suing Der Spiegel this probably warrants its own thread.

    I don’t have much to add, other than that while I hope this incident didn’t happen, if the accounts in the Der Spiegel are at all accurate, this sounds pretty damning for CR7.
     
  27. Vinho Tinto

    Vinho Tinto Member SoSH Member

    Messages:
    5,369


    Bayern gets piledriven at home vs Borussia and Ossie is the happiest man in the world.
     
  28. thehitcat

    thehitcat Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

    Messages:
    1,481
    I saw that score on the ticker and thought of Ossie as well. Good on the lads from Monchengladbach.
     
  29. jkempa

    jkempa Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

    Messages:
    7,699
  30. DrewDawg

    DrewDawg Dorito Dink SoSH Member

    Messages:
    30,976
    Usain Bolt gets the start and gets a brace:



     
  31. Kliq

    Kliq Member SoSH Member

    Messages:
    8,365
    Yeah I've seen him play in Football Aid before; he actually has some legitmate technical skills, in addition to being 6'6" and literally the fastest person who has ever lived.
     
  32. DrewDawg

    DrewDawg Dorito Dink SoSH Member

    Messages:
    30,976
    It's funny though, because he's had some stamina issues.
     
  33. InstaFace

    InstaFace MDLzera

    Messages:
    6,107
    as you'd expect.

    not that the two are in the same league, but I've seen a lot of american football players wander onto the ultimate frisbee field in rec leagues over the years. Many are cocky about it, expecting to just roll these geeks. They might make a good cut on their first point, but they end that point huffing and puffing. By the third point where they're asked to cut (and defend cuts) happening every 5-10 seconds, with jogging in between, they're absolutely destroyed.

    Training to do something once for a few seconds, or even once every minute for a few seconds (with breathers in between), is totally different conditioning from the endurance and continuous work required from a soccer player. Bolt might get there, but for now I'm surprised he's even starting rather than coming in off the bench.
     
  34. DrewDawg

    DrewDawg Dorito Dink SoSH Member

    Messages:
    30,976
    It was just a friendly. He doesn't have a contract for season yet.
     
    #334 DrewDawg, Oct 13, 2018
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2018
  35. Titans Bastard

    Titans Bastard has sunil gulati in his sights Lifetime Member SoSH Member

    Messages:
    9,061
    Tata to Mexico?

     
  36. InstaFace

    InstaFace MDLzera

    Messages:
    6,107
    Bummer for Atlanta and MLS in general.
     
  37. Titans Bastard

    Titans Bastard has sunil gulati in his sights Lifetime Member SoSH Member

    Messages:
    9,061
    Agreed. Not a huge shock, though: Martino's stint managing Paraguay from 2007-11 was the only job he's held for more than two years.

    I don't think Atlanta will find a replacement of Martino's stature, but they should be able to attract someone good.
     
  38. Cellar-Door

    Cellar-Door Member SoSH Member

    Messages:
    13,448
    A really good manager who is almost certainly better than whatever hero of mediocrity USSF chooses. Of course he was never considered for USMNT because he doesn't speak enough English.
     
  39. OilCanShotTupac

    OilCanShotTupac Sunny von Bulow Gold Supporter SoSH Member

    Messages:
    16,071
    Not a bad thing big picture wise if successful MLS stints are good stepping stones to big jobs
     
  40. Cellar-Door

    Cellar-Door Member SoSH Member

    Messages:
    13,448
    Yeah I guess, but Tata was seen as slumming it. I don't think anyone sees China as a stepping stone based on big names they brought in for a year or 2 that then returned to big jobs
     
  41. Titans Bastard

    Titans Bastard has sunil gulati in his sights Lifetime Member SoSH Member

    Messages:
    9,061
    I don't think it's a bad thing if, in the span of six months, three MLS managers were lured away to El Tri, OGC Nice, and an assistant job for a upper-half Bundesliga club.
     
  42. Titans Bastard

    Titans Bastard has sunil gulati in his sights Lifetime Member SoSH Member

    Messages:
    9,061
    Thomas Dooley, who played in the 1994 WC and captained the 1998 WC team after Harkes got himself kicked off the team, managed the Philippines from 2014-18. His contract wasn't renewed earlier this year and has now been replaced by.....Sven-Göran Eriksson.
     
  43. Earthbound64

    Earthbound64 Member SoSH Member

    Messages:
    674
    Leicester City owner's helicopter crashes

     
  44. Zososoxfan

    Zososoxfan Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

    Messages:
    4,653
    River beat Gremio last night in an absurd match to win their Libertadores Semifinal tie on away goals (2-2 aggregate). This match included a red card for Gremio at '88, a VAR penalty at '95, and ultimately ended after 15 minutes (!) of extra time. Boca and Palmeiras play the return leg of the other semifinal tonight in Sao Paolo with Boca ahead 2-0. If Boca can see this through, it will be a Superclasico Libertadores final and will prominently feature mayhem.

     
  45. Zososoxfan

    Zososoxfan Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

    Messages:
    4,653
    It's the Superclasico Boca-River for the Libertadores final, the first time the archrivals have met in the finals of this cup. The final is a 2-legged affair. Originally slated for 11/7 at La Bombonera and 11/28 at El Monumental, the G20 summit begins in BA on 11/7 and may shift the match dates due to security protocols.
     
  46. mic99

    mic99 lurker

    Messages:
    451
    2-1 Boca HT of first leg
     
  47. Boston Brawler

    Boston Brawler Member SoSH Member

    Messages:
    8,191
    My house is a River house. Not thrilled at the moment
     
  48. mic99

    mic99 lurker

    Messages:
    451
    2-2

    do away goals count?
     
  49. Boston Brawler

    Boston Brawler Member SoSH Member

    Messages:
    8,191
    Away goals not used. 30 min extra time and then penalty kicks.
     
  50. mic99

    mic99 lurker

    Messages:
    451
    Boca River second leg tomorrow.

    Huge college football day but I would not miss this one. I just watched a video of Boca's training session from this week with the entire stadium filled. It really is something special.
     

Share This Page