Monday, October 16, 2006

All Some Things Footie

So Theo Walcott, fresh off his Arsenal Joga Bonito Wednesday appearance, was given his first career start for Arsenal on Saturday at the tender age of 17. Although he didn't score, he didn't disappoint, and Arsenal ran out 3-0 winners against Sir Elton John's club for their 6th win on the trot.

Arsenal 3-0 Watford.
Jordan Stewart (og 33)
Thierry Henry (43)
Emmanuel Adebayor (67)

BBC Match Of The Day Highlights (8:14)

Theo Walcott: starter

Next up is a trip to Russia to face CSKA Moscow on Tuesday in Match Day 3 of the 2006-07 Champions League. Travelling to Russia is always tricky, but better now than in February. CSKA Moscow are no joke - they won the UEFA Cup in 2005 and have some good players, including the wonderfully named Brasilian striker Vagner Love. A win would just about wrap up qualification to the knockout stage, but a draw would be a fine result as well, as Arsneal currently top the group with 6 points from 2 matches while CSKA are 2nd with a win and a draw.

In other Match Day 3 action, pointless and last place Inter Milan are in damn-near-must-win territory at home against Spartak Moscow, and Real Madrid could stand to step it up as well away to Steaua Bucharest, but they might be looking forward to El Classico this weekend against arch-rivals Barcelona. Speaking of Barca, they will feature in THE game of Match Day 3 in London in "Chel$ea-Barcelona: Episode III, Chapter I", which of course will be a tense affair after all that happened in Chel$ea-Barcelona Episode I 2 years ago and Chel$ea-Barcelona Episode II last year. Should be good stuff - Forca Barca.

SE9: Get well soon

Also speaking of Barca, I forgot to mention that last month my favorite Barca player, Samuel Eto'o, wrecked his knee and will be out for about 6 months. Totally sucks for him - here's hoping for a speedy and full recovery for one of the best strikers in the world.

Another thing I forgot from the last round of the Champions League is Peter Crouch's amazing bicycle kick goal for Liverpool. Simply stated, a 6'7" dude should not be able to do that. If you don't believe me, take a look at this absolutely bizarre picture:

Looks out-of-this-world unnatural, like an octopus
falling out of a tree

Lastly, FC RedStripes played their first match of the new season on Sunday, and this Kanu managed to miss an even easier sitter than his epic miss in the summer season. Although it was a 7-a-side/small field/small goal , it was damn near as bad as the legendary miss by the real Kanu. Fortunately it did not come back to bite me in the arse as Red Stripes held on for a 1-0 win. Hooray Beer!

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