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zhenya271
10-06-2010, 08:36 PM
Well, JayZ was trying to get in on some of the action on one of the Premiere League teams a couple of months ago. :lol: Can't remember which one, Arsenal, I think. Don't know what came of that, didn't hear much of it.

Buzz
10-06-2010, 11:38 PM
JayZ maybe rich but even he is not THAT rich. Arsenal is valued at about $1.2b and these top clubs need more money on top of the initial investment to invest in players, especially since Arsenal is in dire need of a decent goalkeeper. But bet it would be fun having a famous entertainer as your boss. :lol:
http://www.showbizspy.com/article/212664/jay-z-ready-to-invest-in-british-soccer-club-arsenal.html

On the off chance Jayz is serious, I think it is better for him to invest in a smaller club like West Ham or Everton. I know there are a couple of lower ranked teams that are in need of financial help. I do know Man U is in need of a new owner but the current vampires, ahem... I mean people who owns the club wants nearly $2b for the club. It has nearly $1b in debt.

zhenya271
10-06-2010, 11:58 PM
JayZ maybe rich but even he is not THAT rich. Arsenal is valued at about $1.2b and these top clubs need more money on top of the initial investment to invest in players, especially since Arsenal is in dire need of a decent goalkeeper. But bet it would be fun having a famous entertainer as your boss. :lol:
http://www.showbizspy.com/article/212664/jay-z-ready-to-invest-in-british-soccer-club-arsenal.html

So he only wants to invest if he can be active in the decision making?! You're right, that's a lot of money!!!

Buzz
10-07-2010, 04:38 PM
Good luck to Arsenal! :lol: Some in England are now saying that they believe the current crop of young talent could win the WC in 2018 and are pretty confident right now. But I have heard this before. Plus they are also saying that should they host the WC in 2018 it would make FIFA huge profits. I guess we will have to wait and see what happens. There are after all other bidders who also have strong bids with big promises.

http://www.hindustantimes.com/England-promises-FIFA-huge-profits-if-it-stages-World-Cup/Article1-609672.aspx

Buzz
10-07-2010, 09:33 PM
Otherside of UEFA there are friendlies being played today and over the next few days. Brazil beat Iran 3-0 in the UAE today. (http://www.usatoday.com/sports/soccer/2010-10-07-898923921_x.htm) Tomorrow India will play Vietnam, China plays Syria, Argentina plays Japan, Uruguay plays Indonesia, and in UEFA qualifying, Russia plays Rep of Ireland, Italy plays Northern Ireland, Czech Rep plays Scotland and unfortunately I doubt I will be able to watch any of the matches. Cannot find when the other important countries like France, England, Spain etc plays. (or rather too lazy to check. LOL )

Buzz
10-08-2010, 02:16 AM
Nigel De Jong has been suspended from the Dutch national team for their two upcoming 2012 qualifiers because of his agressive sliding tackles. He has been responsible for breaking the legs of two opponents this year alone. And not to forget the "karate kick" he gave Xabi Alonso during the WC finals a couple months ago.

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2010/10/04/sports/soccer/AP-SOC-Netherlands-De-Jong.html?ref=soccer

KHenry14
10-08-2010, 06:04 AM
On the off chance Jayz is serious, I think it is better for him to invest in a smaller club like West Ham or Everton. I know there are a couple of lower ranked teams that are in need of financial help. I do know Man U is in need of a new owner but the current vampires, ahem... I mean people who owns the club wants nearly $2b for the club. It has nearly $1b in debt.

Buzz, couldn't Jay Z buy Portsmouth for a couple of gold records and an autographed picture? If you want to get into English footie, this would be the cheapest way...:P

Buzz
10-08-2010, 02:57 PM
Found a Wall Street Journal article about the WC and the 2018/2022 bidding process. The article calls the WC the "ultimate old boys network" which this old girl is just fine with by the way!!!! LOL It makes for some fun reading. :P

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704696304575538203740717056.html?m od=googlenews_wsj

Buzz
10-08-2010, 03:27 PM
Manchester United just report a loss of about 80m. Revenue from ticket sales are also down. The bond issue has paid off much of the club's debt to the banks but of course then there is the interest etc payments now. The Red Knights have so far halted their bid to take over the club and the Glazer's still say the club is not for sale.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-11499023

Buzz
10-08-2010, 06:01 PM
Japan beat Argentina's A team including Lionel Messi 1-0. Congratulations to the Japanese. Meanwhile Armenia beat Slovakia 3-1.
http://goal.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/10/08/japan-gets-the-best-of-argentina-a-team/

Buzz
10-09-2010, 04:32 AM
Today's UEFA 2012 qualifiers produced a few surprises, for starters, Italy tied 0-0 with Northern Ireland, Russia won a rare away match at Rep of Ireland 3-2, and Serbia lost 1-3 to Estonia.

Armenia 3 - 1 Slovakia
Kazakhstan 0 - 2 Belgium
Hungary 8 - 0 San Marino
Andorra 0 - 2 FYROM
Georgia 1 - 0 Malta
Cyprus 1 - 2 Norway
Czech Republic 1 - 0 Scotland
Luxembourg 0 - 0 Belarus
Montenegro 1 - 0 Switzerland
Serbia 1 - 3 Estonia
Austria 3 - 0 Azerbaijan
Wales 0 - 1 Bulgaria
Moldova 0 - 1 Netherlands
Albania 1 - 1 Bosnia and Herzegovina
Slovenia 5 - 1 Faroe Islands
Northern Ireland 0 - 0 Italy
Germany 3 - 0 Turkey
Republic of Ireland 2 - 3 Russia
Greece 1 - 0 Latvia
Portugal 3 - 1 Denmark
Spain 3 - 1 Lithuania

Buzz
10-09-2010, 02:29 PM
Today the US will play Poland Chicago, and Ukraine tied Canada in Ukraine 2-2 yesterday. That is a great result for Canada who is somewhere in the basement when it comes to FIFA's rankings. :Lol: In other news:

1) EPL is on hiatus this weekend because of UEFA qualifying.
2) Uruguay beat Indonesia 7-1, but the Indonesians lead 1-0 for the first 30 mintues. 3) Australia beat Paraguay 1-0
4) India beat Vietnam 3-1
5) Brazil beat Iran 3-0 in Iran earlier this week
6) China beat Syria 2-1
7) Chile will be away to UAE today
8) Brazil will play Ukraine on Monday

http://soccernet.espn.go.com/fixtures?league=fifa.friendly&cc=5901

Buzz
10-11-2010, 05:01 PM
Poland and the US tied 2-2 and I tried to find the game on every footie channel I have and was without luck. :( I did not catch the Canada v Ukraine game either which also ended 2-2. Major bumer. :wuzrobbed

Buzz
10-11-2010, 05:40 PM
UEFA members go at it again tomorrow to secure a spot for the 2012 regional tournament. As a result not many leagues, if any, were is action this past weekend. And it is also less than two months from FIFA's decision date for the 2018/2022 WC tournaments. Russia's PM, he who does not need to be named, will be there lobbying on Russia's behalf. Not sure if besides Beckham if England will have any heavyweights doing it's bidding. The US is considered the front runner for 2022 along with Australia, but someone forgot to tell that to the other bidders, namely, Japan, Qatar, S. Korea, and England but the they are expected to drop out of that race if they haven't already.

http://www.goal.com/en/news/553/russia/2010/10/11/2160953/vladimir-putin-to-support-russias-2018-world-cup-bid-in

Buzz
10-11-2010, 09:28 PM
tomorrow's fixtures:

Armenia v Andorra
Faroe Islands v N. Ireland
Azerbaijan v Turkey
Finland v Hungary
Belarus v Albania
Kazakhstan v Germany
Latvia v Georgia
Liechtenstein v Czech Rep
Denmark v Cyprus
Switzerland v Wales
Slovakia v Rep of Ireland
FYR Macedonia v Russia
Estonia v Slovenia
Netherlands v Sweden
San Marino v Moldova
Greece v Israel
Belgium v Austria
Italy v Serbia
England v Montenegro
France v Luxembourg
Scotland v Spain
Iceland v Portugal