Monday, December 02, 2013
Some December highlights:
December 2nd: Lazio v Napoli
December 3rd: Upstart Lille v Marseille and Palace v West Ham
December 4th: Man U v Everton
December 6th: World Cup Draw, Bologna v Juventus
December 7th: MLS CHAMPIONSHIP, SKC v RSL, Man U v Newcastle, FA Cup second round proper matches, Napoli v Udinese, Dortmund v Leverkusen
December 8th: Arsenal v Everton, Roma v Fiorentina
December 9th: Swansea v Hull
December 10th: Man U v Shakhtar Donetsk, Galatasaray v Juventus, FC Hollywood v Man City
December 11th: Chelsea v Steaua Bucuruesti in a game Chelsea need a result to win the group, Basel v Schalke in a do or die for both teams, Napli v Arsenal, Dortmund v Marseille and Ajax with a chance to knock out AC Milan
December 12th: Europa league last group stage games with dead rubbers for most of the big clubs. Wigan and Freiburg both with chances to move on.
December 14th: Man City v Arsenal, Newcastle v Southampton, Barca v Villareal
December 15th: Tottenham v Liverpool, Atletico v Valencia, Napoli v Inter, Lyon v Marseille
December 16th: Champions League and Europa draw for the knockout stage, Milan v Roma, Leicester City v Man City and Sunderland v Chelsea in the League Cup.
December 18th: Spurs v West Ham and Man U v Stoke in the League Cup.
December 21st: Man U v West Ham, QPR v Leicester City in a big game in the Championship, Dortmund v Hertha Berlin
December 22nd: Spurs v Southampton, Swansea v Everton, Valencia v Real Madrid, The Milan Derby, PSG v Lille
December 23rd: Arsenal v Chelsea
BOXING DAY!: Man City v Liverpool, Spurs v WBA, Chelsea v Swansea, West Ham v Arsenal
December 28th: A bunch of middling EPL games
December 29th: Chelsea v Liverpool, Newcastle v Arsenal, Everton v Southampton, Spurs v Stoke (maybe move one of these to Saturday, please)
Shooty is in the Trust Tree
Posted: December 02, 2013 at 10:46 AM | 55 comment(s)
Monday, November 04, 2013
Some of the remaining big games this month:
November 4th: Aberdeen vs Partick Thistle!
November 5th: Champions League group games highlighted by Juventus vs Real Madrid. Evil will win.
November 6th: More Champions League. A much better slate of games than Tuesday. Good luck deciding what to watch. At night, the MLS playoffs continue with NY vs Houston and SKC vs New England.
November 7th: The Intertoto Cup, as David Pleat still calls it. Tottenham faces Sheriff at the Lane. MLS playoffs feature Galaxy vs RSL and Portland vs Seattle.
November 9th: Not a great slate of games. The FA Cup kicks off in earnest if you have a hankering for some lower league action.
November 10th: Man U vs Arsenal is the big game on a day that also features Spurs vs Newcastle, Juventus vs Napoli, and the derby between Freiburg and Stuttgart (it’s big to me!).
November 11th: Strictly for the hipsters—St. Pauli against Energie Cortbus or FA Cup action between Shortwood United and Port Vale.
November 12th: In Brazil, Sao Paulo take on Flamengo and in WC Qualifying, Mexico stares down the abyss against the Kiwis while Uruguay yawn as they try to get the adrenaline up for their game against Jordan.
November 14th: Belgium and Colombia face off in a friendly between trendy WC title picks.
November 15th: Euro WC Qualifying playoffs first leg games. Go Iceland! The USA FREAKING A pummels Scotland that night.
November 16th: CAF WC playoffs. Ivory Coast and Nigeria look set to punch their tickets.
November 17th: Cameroon vs Tunisia for a place in the WC. 0-0 after the first leg, so it’s anyone’s game.
November 19th: Second leg of the Euro WC qualifiers. Burkina Faso look to qualify for their first ever WC if they can hold their lead against Algeria. The US FREAKING A takes on Austria and England renews their friendship with Germany. Awww, that’s nice.
November 20th: The second leg of NZ and Mexico live from New Zealand! Go All Whites even though that nickname sounds massively racist.
November 23rd: The Merseyside Derby features along with Borussia Dortmund hosting Bayern Munich. Two steaming bowls of hatred for you there.
November 24th: Man City vs Tottenham is the big one. There are some classic matchups in Brazil, if that’s your thing.
November 26th: More Champions League with Napoli and Dortmund looking like the key game.
November 27th: CL group stages continue featuring Man U vs Bayer Leverkusen
November 28th: Europa continues with Swansea City vs Valencia or Real Betis vs Lyon the best looking games. Spurs play the husk of Anzhi at the Lane.
Shooty is in the Trust Tree
Posted: November 04, 2013 at 10:24 AM | 593 comment(s)
Tuesday, October 01, 2013
It’s October. Nothing else important is happening in the world of Sports.
Since Shooty went into hiding, instead of facing Freiburg’s destruction at the hands of Dortmund, I took the liberty of submitting this month’s thread.
Tuesday, September 03, 2013
Some key dates for this month, now that the transfer madness is over and we can focus on the actual competitions:
September 6th: Costa Rica vs USA CONCACAF WC Qualifying
September 10th: USA vs Mexico CONCACAF WC Qualifying
September 14th: Everton vs Chelsea, Inter vs Juventus, Dortmund to fry Hamburglar
September 16th: Swansea City vs Liverpool
September 17th: UEFA CL group play begins featuring Man U vs Bayer Leverkusen. Also, San Joe Earthquakes vs Montreal Impact in CONCACAF CL
September 18th: UEFA CL group play continues featuring Napoli vs Dortmund. The Galaxy take on Isidro Metapan in CONCACAF. Brazil faces Argentina in a friendly. Again.
September 19th: Europa group play begins featuring, of course, Spurs vs Tromso. Also, the pick of the games is probably Valencia v Swansea City or Fiorentina v Pacos de Ferreira or Real Betis v Lyon.
September 21st: The hollow shells of Valencia host the possibly hollower shells of Sevilla. Schalke vs Bayern Munich.
September 22nd: Man City vs Man United. Roma vs Lazio. Milan vs Napoli. PSV Eindhoven vs Ajax.
September 25th: Man U vs Liverpool in the League Cup. Freiburg host Stuttgart in another Cup derby.
September 26th: Inter vs Fiorentina
September 28th: Tottenham vs Chelsea, Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid
September 29th: Torino vs Juventus
September 30th: Everton vs Newcastle
Tuesday, August 06, 2013
Bale bale bale bale, bale bale bale bale. Suarez bale bale bale bale bale bale Rooney! Bale bale bale bale bale bale bale bale bale bale bale bale bale Suarez Rooney Bale bale bale bale bale. Rooney, bale bale bale bale Suarez bale bale bale bale. Bale! Suarez! Rooney!
Also, JH (in DC) has created the BBTF Fantasy League again. The league code is 622554-151514. I forget the website for this but I’m sure the rest of you do. Nerds!
Monday, July 08, 2013
Not the most exciting of months, but you have a month of MLS plus the circus comes to town and the big clubs of Europe come over for a pay day. U-20 World Championships are ongoing as well as the Gold Cup, the version hardly anyone cares about. For the real obsessives you have the early rounds of Champions League and Europa League qualification. What else, what else…and transfer rumors. Don’t forget the transfers!
And, of course, every day is STILL Luis Suarez and Gareth Bale day. Which one will dive into the waiting arms of Los Blancos first?
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