Monday, February 28, 2011

The Long Awaited Clash: Manchester United v Chelsea

You might have read our posts on the Manchester United and Chelsea clash a few months ago, but probably just like us, you were shocked when it was postponed due to weather conditions. Well the game will take place tomorrow and we will have the chance to see the league leaders against last year’s defending champs.
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Carling Cup: Arsenal’s trophy cabinet still dusty

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Arsenal haven’t won a major trophy in the past six years, and yesterday they had a chance, but nothing changed. After making it to the Carling Cup final, they fell to Brimingham City. They obviously went into the final as favorites and had their head held high after defeating Barcelona 2-1 after going down a goal.

Monday, February 14, 2011

The West London derby-What's left to rant about?

An impressive showing by Chelsea left them with only a point and an empty dream as the West London Derby yielded a dissapointing 0-0 result.

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Saturday, February 12, 2011

Goal of the Year? Manchester Derby

The Manchester Derby was one of the best match ups this season. United getting back from their first loss of the season against Wolverhampton, they had to prove themselves. City has been looking to close in on United all season, but couldn’t pull them back in it.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

United Remember a Dark Day

I had never written a post yesterday, mainly because I was pretty bummed out because of United’s first league loss. It was against Wolverhampton, and the game ended 2-1. Anyways that’s not what I’m here to talk about. On this day in 1958 was one of the darkest of United’s History.

football and football

While I love soccer, I am also am a huge fan of many other sports including American football. With today's Super Bowl XLV and the great American holiday that is Super Bowl Sunday, I thought it would be a great time to take a look at just two of the games that take on the name, football.

The debut that wasn't at Stamford bridge

On the day in which illustrious striker Fernando Torres made his debut for Chelsea, the Blues fell to Liverpool 1-0 due to a return to flat offensive play and a helping of terrible game-changing calls by referee Andre Marriner.

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Giggs Wins the award for the Greatest United Player

After six weeks of voting and thousands of submissions, United fans have crowned Ryan Giggs the club’s greatest ever player, topping a poll held by the club’s official magazine, Inside United, and

Giggs– already the most decorated player with the most appearances in the United's history – took yet another accolade by a healthy margin, confirming the esteem in which he is held by Reds fans young and old.

Second place in the poll went to Eric Cantona, who fractionally edged George Best into third position.

Welsh winger Giggs was typically magnanimous when he found out he’d won. “When I got told I was really chuffed,” he said.

“I couldn’t believe it to be honest, especially when you look at the list of other players who are up there.”

Sunderland 2-Chelsea 4-Return to counter-attacking

On the day after the Transfer Window came to a close, there was football to be played, and the absence of highly anticipated arrivals David Luiz and Fernando Torres was not enough to hinder high-rolling Chelsea.


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

5 Point Difference: United and Arsenal Each Take a Win

Wayne Rooney waited a month to do what he did on New Year’s Day. He scored against Aston Villa today in the first minute, when goalkeeper Edwin Van Der Sar booted the ball across the length of the field to Rooney. He took two touches and blasted it past Brad Friedel, Aston Villa’s oldest player ever. After such an early goal, United played very calmly without any hesitation. Aston Villa on the other hand couldn’t seem to hold on to the ball and even when they did, United just picked up the pace and took it back. Ryan Giggs and Nani were controlling the game, making the plays and holding the ball. With only one minute left in regulation time of the first half, Nani send in a prefect cross across the goal to give Rooney an easy tap in and give him his second goal of the game.

Photoshopped by: Kevin Tedesco

What's Wrong with Italian football

Well, here it is folks, our first guest post by the one and only Evan Turiano.
(The following commentary does not neccessarily reflect the views of the flag is up soccer blog)


Welcome to Chelsea Señor Torres

It's official. After I doubted it from the start, Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has finally layed out big money during the January transfer window and done so for one of the finest strikers the world has to offer.

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