Daily Archives: November 17, 2011

Talking Barca by Simon Harris

By Simon Harris, Barcelona, Spain – Talking Barça 6 – now available on the website!

This Week’s Talking Barça 6 sees Nic and Simon at their most irreverant best! Telling it like it is regarding Spain aka Barça and Friends dismal performances against England and Costa Rica, a look at the Hospitalet game where Simon takes the opportunity to extol the virtues of his second love UE Sant Andreu, Nic takes a swing at Sandro Rosell and then the Talking Barça boys give Real Zaragoza and Zlatan Ibrahimovic a good dressing down. This is what happens when we have to go through a week without any ‘proper’ football! Visca el Barça!

Bundesliga – Bayern vs Dortmund. Sweet talking, for now…

Bundesliga – official website.

Munich – Cast your mind back to February 2011. Bayern Munich faced Borussia Dortmund in what many defined as the decider in the 2010/11 title race. As ever, there was little chance Uli Hoeneß was going to miss the chance to get his two cents in ahead of of the big game. “We’re the better team,” claimed the FCB president, “man for man, Dortmund have no chance.”
Quite where Hoeneß got all his confidence from may forever remain a mystery. Beforehand, Bayern were a hefty 13 points behind Borussia. Afterwards – that being be after Dortmund’s 3-1 victory in Munich – the deficit was 16 points. Needless to say, it was a humiliating few days for Hoeneß…Read more 

Abby Wambach: USA can’t make mistakes

FIFA.com – Wambach: USA can’t make mistakes.

Smart soccer players with a lot of heart: Abby Wambach.

FIFA.com – Schumacher: We’re top for keepers

FIFA.com – Schumacher: We’re top for keepers.

Harald “Toni” Schuhmacher, one of the world’s best goalkeepers and German international for many years, explains why the Germans are top when it comes to goalkeepers.

U.S. goalkeeper Hope Solo kicked out of ‘Dancing With the Stars’ – ESPN

U.S. goalkeeper Hope Solo kicked out of ‘Dancing With the Stars’ – ESPN.

Good job anyway, Hope. The soccer world loved to watch you dancing. Now go and get the gold medal at the Olympics.

Justin Bieber and Spanish Football