Archive for April, 2008

CAF Champions League Third Round first leg results

Here are the results from the first leg of the third round games of the African Champions League. Teams indicated in bold were the home teams. This is the round of 16

Zamalek 3-0 InterClube ( Amr Al Safti, Mohamed Shikabala, Mohamed Ibrahim)

Coton Sport 3-0 JS Kabylie ( Daouda Kamilou *2, Zoua Dagouri)

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Henry to stay at Barcelona

According to this BBC report, Barcelona vice chairman Ferran Soriano has stated that former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry is not going to leave the Catalan giants.

While lots of people would like to see the prolific forward back in the Premiership, one wonders which club he would join. He had said that he would not leave Arsenal, and then departed for Spain.

Chelsea are an option too.

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Davis Cup World Group Playoff draw- September 2008

Here is the draw for the Davis Cup World Group Playoff games. The teams will be competing to return to the elite World Group.

Australia vs Chile ( Choice of ground – Chile)

Belgium vs Switzerland ( Choice of ground- Switzerland)

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Ronaldinho to join Milan ?

According to news reports coming in, Brazilian playmaker forward Ronaldinho and Italian giants A.C. Milan have agreed initial terms for the player to move to Italy. Ronaldinho’s agent, his brother Roberto, reportedly told Gazzetta dello Sport that ” In general, Ronaldinho and Milan are in agreement”.

There has been a lot of talk about Ronaldinho leaving Barcelona. Once the darling of fans at the Nou Camp and rated the best player on the planet, the Brazilian has struggled to rekindle the form that endeared him to one and all in the La Liga. Injuries have not helped his cause either, with a leg injury ensuring that he will take no further part in Barcelona’s campaing this season.

This means that Milan have to now reach an agreement with Barcelona.

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Your best 11 at Championship Manager 03-04?

I agree that this question can be difficult to answer and depends on

1.) The club with which you are playing- Obviously Thierry Henry is not going to come to Asia/ Latin America.

2.) The time ( year) in which you are playing.

3.) The budget given to you by your board ( Wages + transfer fees).

4.) The database with which you are playing ( Small/Medium/Large)

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Will Pienaar stay at Goodison Park ?

South African midfielder Steven Pienaar is unsure whether he will don an Everton jersey next season. Pienaar, who has impressed on the left side of midfield, is currently on loan at Goodison Park from Borussia Dortmund. There is an option in his contract that allows him to leave Signal Iduna Park for 2.2 million pounds, but Everton must do so before April 30.

Pienaar joined Dortmund from Ajax, but failed to adapt at the German club and was shipped off to Everton on a year long loan in July 2007. The Johannesburg born player has enjoyed his stint at Goodison Park and has stated his intent in the past to convert his move into a permanent one.

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Peter Crouch to leave Liverpool ?

Will Peter Crouch stay at Anfield ? If reports like this one are to be believed, then fans at Anfield may not be seeing the lanky striker at the club next season. With Fernando Torres in outstanding form,  and with Kuyt and Voronin also to be considered, Crouch has made just seven Premiership starts this season. Although Benitez has preferred to play Kuyt on the right wing in recent times, that is not a position where he can play Crouch, whose strength lies in his heading ability. Crouch has also demonstrated that he is not crippled for ideas when the ball is on his feet, with some decent goals in the recent past.

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