Friday, February 9, 2007

Planet Football This Weekend

Here is what's on tap for the ole DVR and ole JC this weekend from Planet Football:

German Bundesliga
Hannover 96 v. Vfl. Wolfsburg (GolTV)

Coca-Cola League Championship
Queens Park Rangers v. Southend United (Setanta)

English Premiership
Manchester United v. Charlton Athletic (Fox Soccer Channel)

Spanish La Liga
Real Sociedad v. Real Madrid (GolTV)

Dutch Eriedivisie
ADO Den Haag v. Ajax Amsterdam (Setanta)

English Premiership
Bolton Wanderers v. Fulham (Setanta)

Italian Serie A
Chievo Verona v. Inter Milan (GolTV)

French Le Championnet
Bordeaux v. Marseille (replay of Sunday game-Setanta)

Not to mention the EPL Review Show and the Coca-Cola League Review Show on Monday, and I'm in Heaven here on Planet Football.

Plus, starting Wednesday, the UEFA Cup jumps back into life after the long winter break. And the Champions League will be re-starting week next.

Quick Hits:
-Congrats to our boys, as the US beat Mexico 2-nil on Wednesday. Yes, yet another 2-nil US victory over our bitches South of the Border.

-Congrats to Real Salt Lake, who got the final approval from the state of Utah to build their stadium in Sandy, Utah. This deal was as good as dead just ten days ago, and Dave Checketts was looking to sell his club to Saint Louis. I am extremely glad to see the deal go through. RSL have enjoyed some great support from their Utah fans in the two seasons they've been around. I'd hate to see them leave the state. I hate seeing any MLS teams move. Great news, and big thumbs up to Mr. Checketts for not giving up.

-Congrats to Kansas City Wizards, who announced they will play at Arrowhead Stadium in 2007. This was looking like a major disaster for the new ownership group, as the club had no home for the season starting in just two months. With Arrowhead getting renovated, they had to go elsewhere. Which would have meant a pro team playing on a college or, worse yet, high school pitch for two seasons. Still hoping they get a stadium okayed soon, and hoping they start looking now for a proper place to play in 2008, as Arrowhead won't be able to bale them out.

-Colorado Rapids are making a major announcement as we speak. Rumor has the team changing names, which I hope doesn't happen. Colorado Arsenal isn't so bad, but (1)Name is not so bad that it needs to be changed, like Dallas Burn and San Jose Clash were AND (2) Nobody should associate with Arsehole of England.

The latest rumor, very late in the day, has them not changing the club name. That would be nice. They are changing colors of the kits, and the new design I've seen is very, very nice. I hope that goes through.

-Congrats to Toronto FC's front office and fanbase. Over 11,000 season tickets already sold, and the team has never kicked a ball! Add to that a brand new soccer stadium there, and it's looking like Major League Soccer was brilliant for heading to the Great White North.

That's all the footie news right now. I hope to post some more on my world this weekend.

Be Seeing You.

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