Saturday Soccer: “The” Battle & More

Buchupureo, Cl.

First, best to all of TSG’s friends in Chile as a horrific earthquake took place this morning. A tsunami is feared as well.

• John Terry and Wayne Bridge about to shakedown their untenable distraction this morning as Chelsea battle Manchester City on ESPN2….TSG will be following along. Never let a woman come between….

Update: Wayne Bridge drops his hand below John Terry’s and refuses to shake hands.

• Looking for a place in the 18 for Stu Holden and a Hahnemann start as The Reebok plays host to a relegation-saving clash between Bolton and Wolverhampton.

Looking forward to Wednesday, JDM...

• Jay DeMerit…who we’ve been chatting about with the Watford faithful here (along with a remark on Tony Meola)…welcome Santiago Muñez and Newcastle to Vicarage Road Stadium.

• Sheffield United are looking at Plymouth Argyle and Kenny Cooper off the bench this morning.

• Bo’ Munchen and Sweatpants Jr. take on SC Freiburg and cagey Cameroonian striker Mohamadou Idrissou.

More coming….

20 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by matthewsf on 2010/02/27 at 5:43 AM

    ESPN is playing up the Tunnel Cam this morning…hilarious.


  2. Posted by matthewsf on 2010/02/27 at 5:49 AM

    Wayne Bridge gets booed heavily on his first touch.


  3. Posted by matthewsf on 2010/02/27 at 6:12 AM

    You should be very concerned if you’re a Three Lions fan and Micah Richards is an option at RB….


  4. Posted by matthewsf on 2010/02/27 at 6:59 AM

    Bellamy with a barreling run down the left side on a breakaway…takes Mikel and buries right bottom shelf…money..what a goal.

    Y’all are missing a good one… :>


  5. good goal from bellamy, week goaltending/defending though by chelsea imo


  6. Stu’s getting the start today!


  7. Wayne Bridge leaves game with “groin injury”. I would’ve made up any other injury just to avoid the obvious jokes.


  8. Posted by Jon C on 2010/02/27 at 9:48 AM

    Hi guys, long-time reader, first-time commenter. Love the site. I’ve been watching the second half of the Bolton game. Stu looks like he is having trouble getting involved but that may be because Bolton is up and not looking to control possession. That said he made a couple nice tackles and provided some good service on free kicks. Anyway it’s encouraging to see him get the start and go the full 90 in a game that is pretty important to the relegation battle.


    • Posted by matthewsf on 2010/02/27 at 9:57 AM

      @jonc … Welcome…thanks for the compliment…and the update…great for a first-hand account on Holden today…


    • Welcome!

      Btw, City…. No way. I just checked scorecenter I wish I would have caught the game.


  9. Posted by Tom on 2010/02/27 at 11:01 AM

    I thought Holden looked good out there today. Very solid defensively and dangerous with his free kicks. Commentators even singled him out a few times for his positive effect on the squad. Had a couple of chances he maybe should have buried, but all in all I was impressed with his game. I don’t know why, but every time a US player goes over to Europe I feel like a parent watching their kid play. Every touch on the ball I am hoping they do something positive and don’t screw up.


  10. Posted by i like tuesday on 2010/02/27 at 12:11 PM

    The revenge of Wayne Bridge!


  11. The commentators were high on Holden but unfortunately they once again showed the stereotypical British arrogance saying, “Holden of course came from Houston, but he was born in Aberdeen so perhaps he will be a good addition.” When was the last time Scotland did anything in international soccer?


  12. Posted by dude on 2010/02/27 at 1:46 PM

    I think Holden is playing solidly, his technique just doesn’t make him as powerful as he was in MLS; he can take set pieces, and is quickly learning where to go and who to pass to. His only problem is, he’s being thrust into the center, and it doesn’t look like he has really formed a partnership yet. He’s getting away with it now, because he has always been tenacious isn’t a liability on the defensive end, but unfortunately he needs someone else to secure his place.


  13. Carlos Tevez. That is all.

    also yesssssssss Stu going 90 for a win, and ARSENAL! can we trade a defender… a midfielde….no a strii… bout a goali….. shit, Spain doesn’t need anything for Cesc trade wise. shit.


  14. Posted by Pino on 2010/02/27 at 4:38 PM

    Not to be nit pickey or anything but it Was Santiago Muñez who stared for Newcastle. Besides isn’t he at Real Madrid now anyway?


  15. Posted by Dallen on 2010/02/27 at 6:02 PM

    Just FYI, but “Munchen” is very much not part of “Bo.” Call it Bo-Mo or Bo-Monchen or something because Munchen is in Bavaria and Monchengladbach is in North Rhineland-Westphalia. About 6 hours away from each other:)


  16. Posted by Antonio H. on 2010/02/27 at 7:13 PM

    That Aaron Ramsey scene was just horrific


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