Monday, March 10, 2008

This Is Soccer USA Podcast #2

Topics covered in episode two;

The FA Cup, Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Avram Grant, Alan Curbishley, and much more.

The podcast is available on the right hand side of this page (under profile).

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FA Cup 6th Round Hitlist


Barnsley 1 Chelsea 0
When any team knocks out two of the top four sides in England it's deemed a great cup campaign, let alone that team is 19th in the Championship! The Liverpool result was a shock, yet this result even blows that out of the water! This was just an amazing game, The Billionaires vs. The Underdogs, David vs. Goliath, call it what you like, this result is the biggest upset this season. How the Barnsley defense managed to keep Chelsea at bay still puzzles me, the Alamo had nothing on this! Like most football fans I'm hoping they go all the way, surely it's the least they deserve!

Middlesbrough 0 Cardiff 2
If it wasn't for the Barnsley result, this result would have drawn a lot more attention then it has. Cardiff made Boro look like a Championship side, as Wheater and Huth struggled to deal with the experience of Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink. It's just ironic that Cardiff are going to Wembley, and not the Millenium Stadium (in Cardiff), as they would have done a couple of seasons back.

Harry Redknapp
Harry proved that lightening can strike more than twice, as for the third time in his managerial career, Harry knocked out United. Portsmouth are now the clear favorites for the cup, and have the chance to land Harry his first major silverware in a long managerial career.


Avram Grant
This guy simply has no idea! What drove him to play only one striker against a team that is struggling so badly in the Championship is baffling. He looked like he had the weight of the world on his shoulders as he stood on the touchline. I honestly hope Chelsea do not win the Champions League as this would only prolong what should be the inevitable.

Sir Alex Ferguson
His rant about referees was pure and simple a case of sour grapes. He talked about he fears for Cristiano Ronaldo, yet I did not witness one career threatening challenge on him. Someone should show him the Roy Keane tackle that ended Alf Inge Haaland's career maybe that would shut up his hypocrisy or maybe a touchline ban might do the trick.

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Saturday, March 8, 2008

This Is Soccer USA Update

Just a quick post to let you know that a new podcast will be available this Tuesday (11th March), I'm hoping to make Tuesday the day for podcasts. Also, I hope to have an FA Cup 6th Round Hitlist posted on Monday. I'm planning on concentrating more on a once a week podcast then a regular blog post.

Marc Patching
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