11
Apr

Manchester United fans experience every emotion possible in just 22 seconds

This season hasn’t been kind to Manchester United fans. After more than two decades of success under Sir Alex Ferguson, the sudden dip in form (and position on the table) has left Red Devils’ fans in a pit of despair.

When the once-fearsome club took on mighty Bayern Munich on Wednesday, no one expected Patrice Evra to score a stunner to give the visitors a 1-0 lead.

Euphoria. Tears of joy. Cloud nine. Hope.

But just 22 short seconds later, United fans came crashing back to Earth. Mario Mandzukic shut down the party before it even had a chance to really get started.

It was hard enough for United fans watching from afar to digest what unfolded on their televisions; for the supporters at the Allianz Arena, the pain was tenfold.

It’s the hope that kills you.

(H/T SB Nation)

4
Apr

Chelsea players have favorite moments immortalized in sculptures

Last season’s tease and reveal of Chelsea’s new kits was one that adidas would have a hard time topping, but it looks like they’ve done it.

In a video voiced by Jose Mourinho, Chelsea stars recreate their favorite moments as a Blue and have that moment immortalized by incredible sculptures. The process and end result are both rather stunning.

And the new kits aren’t bad, either.

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Images via Chelsea FC

31
Mar

Trecker’s Travels: A second home

Jamie Trecker

MANCHESTER — You know you’ve been on the road too long when you walk out of the train station here, grab the paper, and the man looks up at you with recognition and says: “Welcome home, mate.”

His mistake is understandable: I’ve actually been in Manchester more days this year than I have in the place I actually call home by a significant amount. Part of it is the fact that not many folks walk around here looking like Frank Zappa gone to seed. But a part of it is that slowly but surely – and probably much to my Scottish mum’s disdain — England has become a second home.

The diner in Stevenson Square knows my order before I place it (to be fair, Americans drink a lot more black coffee) the newsagent next door knows I buy the Telegraph, the Mail and Private Eye on Thursdays and yesterday a guy at Port Street leaned over and asked me who’d won the early match…in Scotland. “Barmaid said you’d know.”

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30
Mar

Leighton Baines grabs a cold one after Everton knocks off Fulham

After handily taking down relegation-threatened Fulham on Saturday, Everton sit just four points shy of Arsenal for the coveted fourth Champions League spot.

With a game in a hand and a tie against the Gunners next week, things are looking up for Everton. So, what better way to celebrate than grabbing a nice cold one? That’s what Leighton Baines opted to do:image

Yep, apparently Baines made a pit stop outside of Craven Cottage to snag a bit of ice cream.

It just goes to show that you’re never too old to chase down the ice cream man.

(Image via seanburns199, h/t 101GG)

14
Mar

Either do Daniel Sturridge’s dance correct, or don’t do it at all

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If you hadn’t noticed, Daniel Sturridge has a very identifiable dance. It’s quite difficult to properly describe, but just watch a Liverpool or England game and you’re likely to see him bust it out, given his torrid scoring clip.

But with great success comes great responsibility, and Sturridge told the BBC he doesn’t want anyone doing his dance improperly.

"If someone does a dance that you’ve created, and they do it wrong, you look bad, no?" the Liverpool striker said. Makes sense! But fear not, he wants to give rhythm-less schmoes like us a tutorial.

Sturridge also hinted that the dance isn’t quite complete, noting something is in the “pipeline” for next season. Maybe the tutorial should wait until we know exactly what we’re up against.

8
Mar

David Moyes’ open letter beautifully condensed by The Sun

You could read the entirety of David Moyes’ open letter to Manchester United fans about his and the Red Devils’ shortcomings, but who has time for that?

Leave it to The Sun to put it succinctly:

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Short, sweet and to the point. Perhaps Moyes should have focused less on being verbose and more on how he’s going to get United back to respectable footing.

7
Mar

Chelsea’s Willian suggests he’s cutting off his afro. We have hairstyle suggestions

Willian has had a strong debut in the Premier League for league leaders Chelsea, but every player knows there are edges to be gained.

Perhaps after studying aerodynamics, Chelsea’s speedster realized an afro isn’t the most streamlined look. On Friday, he posted the photo below on Instagram, suggesting that his afro would be no-more:

That got the FOX Soccer Blog crew thinking: What kind of looks could Willian opt for? With some help from our crack photo team (and some inspiration from Andy Warhol), we came up with a few possibilities:

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Yikes. Here’s to hoping his barber knows what he’s doing.

Image provided by FOX Sports

6
Mar

Wolves apologize to fan with clever letter

League One clubs seem to be having a lot of fun with their supporters this year.

Earlier this year, a Leyton Orient fan jokingly made a Twitter promise to clean seats if his favorite player was brought back. Then it happened, and he kept his word.

Yesterday, Wolves fan Richard Jon Gough tweeted his club about a misprinted jersey. Oops:

It wasn’t long before Wolves replied, apologizing to Richard for the mistake, and offering him a new kit, free ticket and player meet-and-greet. What they gave him wasn’t all that special. It was how they did it.

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50 Internet points for you, Wolves.

(h/t Dirty Tackle)

1
Mar

Alan Pardew probably won’t be on the sideline any time soon

Newcastle’s impressive 4-1 win over Hull should have been what everyone was talking about after the final whistle on Saturday, but manager Alan Pardew stole the spotlight.

There aren’t many things a manager could do on the sideline that are worse than head butting a player from the opposing team.

Pardew was quick to apologize, saying he was just trying to "push him away with my head." So, were his hands not working?

We have a feeling that we won’t be seeing the Magpies boss on the touchline any time soon.

H/T 101GG

28
Feb

England fans petition to ban Tom Cleverley from World Cup

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It turns out that Manchester United fans aren’t the only ones that have been unimpressed by midfielder Tom Cleverley this season.

The 24-year-old was selected by Roy Hodgson in the 30-man squad for the Three Lions’ friendly against Denmark next week. England fans immediately made their feelings known.

The online petition, which says Cleverley doesn’t possess any genuine qualities whatsoever,” has almost reached 5,000 signatures in just a couple of days.

Ouch.