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Thursday, August 25, 2005

Debreceni VSC 0-3 Man Utd and Euro Champions' League Draw

Another very assured performance. Two good goals from the mighty Heinze and a great strike from Richardson (I hope he gets a few games this season). Alan Smith looked very comfortable in that holding role which could be a good sign for the future.

Best bit of TV commentary? 'I looked at the statues outside the Olympic stadium and thought, "Do they represent Olympic disciplines?" But no, they were, erm, er, Communist heroes.' Who says sport and politics don't mix? They do on Channel 5.

The TV event was bettered last time United played in Hungary a couple of years ago when despite watching United lose I was endlessly entertained by a man dressed up as a massive pint of beer with legs walking aroung the outside of the pitch for the whole game.

The draw Champions' League is at 3 pm. Can't see any Danish teams...

UPDATE: United's group is: Manchester United, Villarreal, Lille, Benfica. People are saying it is tough but United had a much tougher group when they won in 1999 and it should keep them on their toes for the knockout stage should they qualify.

More entertaining is Liverpool and Chelsea are in the same group.


Anonymous steph said...

Ha! Just saw (can't get BBC til after midnight) - secured place...

of course sports - politics mix. Geez - marched against South Africa (when I was small) and now Zimbabwe... Channel 5

preoccupied - reading something fabulous!

August 25, 2005

Anonymous step said...

i mean - channel 5????

August 25, 2005

Blogger J. B. Hood said...

Good to hear about Alan. No TV in the US, so I didn't know.

I'd love to comment on Pat Robertson (egads!!!), but won't...

Instead, how 'bout Michael Owen? Does he want to be Ole Gunnar of Real Madrid (i.e., coming off the bench a lot but winning trophies and being a valuable asset to a great team) or does he want to be the next Alan Shearer (score a lot of goals, play for England, keep Newcastle from relegation fears, but never win a dang thing with his club)?

James, are you going to BNTS? Will you be blogging?

August 25, 2005

Blogger James Crossley said...

Lots of rumours about Owen to Newcastle but United seem completely uninterested. He said a loan deal only but Newcastle say they want him signed. Owen really wants to go to Liverpool by all accounts. He won't be the Ole of Real as Ole at least played a lot of games over a whole season!

I will be at BNTC (are you?). I will blog if possible.

August 25, 2005

Blogger Jim said...

The danes will be at the world cup and win....

August 25, 2005

Blogger J. B. Hood said...

I'm just glad you didn't try to claim they would win the Champions League, Jim. Well done.

BTW, keep an eye on ESPN2; they're going to be televising more CL games than ever this year.

James, I'm living stateside and not due for my annual check-up for school (I'm a research part-timer) until october, so I miss out this year.

August 26, 2005

Blogger Jim said...

You may want to read this....


August 26, 2005


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