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#11601 COP11

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Posted 25 August 2014 - 03:38 PM

The Spanish football federation suspended Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone for eight matches on Monday after he was sent off during the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup.

The federation announced its decision three days after defending Spanish champion Atletico beat Real Madrid1-0 to win the Super Cup 2-1 on aggregate.

Simeone was ejected in the 25th minute of the match at Vicente Calderon Stadium for dissent after he vociferously called for Juanfran Torres to be allowed back on the pitch after being treated on the sidelines. The defender had received treatment for a cut on his lip that had bloodied his shirt and was waiting to go back out.

Simeone was suspended for four games for tapping the back of the assistant referee's head, two games for protesting, one game for applauding his sending off, and one game for remaining in the stands instead of going to the changing room after his expulsion. The federation statement cited referee Fernandez Borbalan's match report.

Simeone was also fined 4,805 euros ($6,339), while Atletico was fined 2,800 euros ($3,694). Assistant coach German Burgos will take over for Simeone while he serves his suspension. On Sunday, Simeone said he was ready to accept a sanction. ''When you make a mistake it is right to pay for it,'' Simeone said.

Atletico has 10 days to file an appeal.



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Posted 25 August 2014 - 04:21 PM

Di Maria at Man Utd. Tut.



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Posted 26 August 2014 - 03:15 AM

United's apparent policy of buying attacking players just because they're available while neglecting the base that allows them to operate is mystifying. Still, a 4-2-3-1 with Van Persie, Rooney, Mata and Di Maria as the front four does sound pretty saucy, provided Van Gaal is able to get Young Master Wayne playing as if he's interested.


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Posted 26 August 2014 - 03:27 AM

Twitter named him Lionel Meowsi.


I was going to try and think of a couple of alternatives, but Tabby Hernandez was the best I could do. Needless to say, I don’t plan on giving up my day job any time soon. :pinch:


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Posted 27 August 2014 - 01:02 AM

Conflicted on how to feel about Di Maria as a Utd and a Madrid fan :ninja: 


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Posted 27 August 2014 - 02:23 AM

Regarding Yanited's latest howler: I know they played a few CBeebies kids but the most jarring sight by far was seeing the always dependably dry armpitted Anderson strolling around. This fella, I tell you. Ferguson made Van Nistelrooy, Stam, Keane and many others walk the plank with a lack of sentimentality that would make Jeffrey Dahmer blush yet this wage sponging Son of Bogarde has some kind of unspoken tenure at the club. This geezer's in his eighth season! Eighth! He's supposedly 26, he could end up there longer than Matt Busby! Is there a clause where every time he shows up for training on time he immediately gets a new four year contract? 



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Posted 27 August 2014 - 02:42 AM

I wasn't too surprised by the limp displays of Anderson or the grossly overrated Hernandez, but I've come to expect more from Jonny Evans. Perhaps Nyron Nosworthy was the strong link in our 2008 central defence after all. :pinch:


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Posted 27 August 2014 - 03:01 AM

I wasn't too surprised by the limp displays of Anderson or the grossly overrated Hernandez, but I've come to expect more from Jonny Evans. Perhaps Nyron Nosworthy was the strong link in our 2008 central defence after all. :pinch:

 

It was seeing him at all that floored me, it was like going to a music festival and having the Fun Lovin' Criminals come out, you think "Really? Still plugging away the ol' Scooby Snacks thing in 2014?" It makes you long for The Datsuns or Hell Is For Heroes or, at a push, Tom Cleverley. 



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Posted 28 August 2014 - 03:22 AM

Tom Cleverly. Hahaha



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Posted 28 August 2014 - 09:53 AM

Ze Chumpions League Draw

 

A: Atletico Madrid, Juventus, Olympiacos, Malmo

 

B: Real Madrid, FC Basel, Liverpool, Ludogorets

 

C: Benfica, Zenit St Petersburg, Bayer Leverkusen, Monaco

 

D: Arsenal, Borussia Dortmund, Galatasaray, Anderlecht

 

E: Bayern Munchkins, Manchester City, CSKA Moscow, Roma

 

F: Barcelona, Paris St-Germain, Ajax, APOEL

 

G: Chelsea, Schalke, Sporting Lisbon, Maribor

 

H: FC Porto, Shakhtar Donetsk, Athletic Bilbao, BATE Borisov



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Posted 28 August 2014 - 09:54 AM

Not mad about the draw but then again that could just be the Leyton Orient result talking.



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Posted 29 August 2014 - 02:10 AM

Xabi Alonso off to Bayern Munich for a relatively cheap price. 


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Posted 31 August 2014 - 09:03 AM

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 09:17 AM

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