3
Aug

First Red Card of the English Season Comes 13 Minutes Into the First Game

 

Usually the first game of a new season starts out a bit conservative, at least until the players get back into the flow of things and grow comfortable with the pace of an official match. 

Notts County defender, Gary Liddle, however, embraced a different strategy during his team’s first match of the English Football League season against Sheffield United, going all out from the first whistle. Unfortunately the strategy of pure aggression didn’t really pan out, as he was given a red card only 13 minutes into the match!

We’ve tried to come up with an explanation for Liddle’s De Jong-like kung-fu kick, but we’ve got nothing. That’s just a comically bad challenge.

What makes the red card even more bizarre is that Notts County ran this advertisement to market season tickets, featuring Liddle:

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Fans might want to think twice before they follow’s Gary example…

18
May

FC Zurich women challenge FC Barcelona men to friendly

The FC Zurich women are not messing around. The Swiss team has played 22 matches, winning all of them, scoring 125 goals while only allowing nine. Apparently they aren’t facing tough enough competition, so they are looking to take a crack at one of the top clubs in the world, FC Barcelona.

They’ve challenged Barca to a friendly match on the evening of May 25th, and given that it is the same day as the Champions League final, Barcelona’s calendar should be wide open. The ladies have gone so far as offering to play on Barcelona’s home turf.

The only question left for Barcelona: “Do you have the balls?”

10
May

Kweuke delivers brutal leg-breaking tackle

Warning: this video contains graphic images.

In Sunday’s Czech Republic cup match, AC Sparta Praha’s Leonard Kweuke delivered an absolutely unnecessary tackle on an oncoming defender that lead to him getting carried off in a stretcher. Needless to say, he was issued a straight red card.

Reports have Kwueke receiving a 12-match ban for this ruthless challenge, which is nothing compared to the seemingly endless rehab that the victim Radek Dosoudil will have to deal with.