Wednesday, July 20, 2005

[World Soccer Club] Digest Number 1552

There are 9 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

1. European U-19 Championship 2005
From: "jer_vanlint" <jer_vanlint@yahoo.com>
2. Lemmens ripe for Olympiacos
From: "jer_vanlint" <jer_vanlint@yahoo.com>
3. Intertoto Cup 2005
From: "jer_vanlint" <jer_vanlint@yahoo.com>
4. Ailton jets out to Istanbul
From: Jeremy Van <jer_vanlint@yahoo.com>
5. Ardiles axed as Tokyo coach
From: "jer_vanlint" <jer_vanlint@yahoo.com>
6. Appiah: Spurs are interested
From: "jer_vanlint" <jer_vanlint@yahoo.com>
7. Re: Ardiles axed as Tokyo coach
From: "Nick Morris" <n_i_c_k_17@yahoo.co.uk>
8. Re: Appiah: Spurs are interested
From: "Nick Morris" <n_i_c_k_17@yahoo.co.uk>
9. Appiah aiming high at Fenerbahçe
From: "jer_vanlint" <jer_vanlint@yahoo.com>

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Message: 1
Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2005 17:19:09 -0000
From: "jer_vanlint" <jer_vanlint@yahoo.com>
Subject: European U-19 Championship 2005

FRANCE 1-1 ENGLAND
Philippe Bergeroo, France
We've never won against England at U19 level, despite the fact we've
played them several times in friendly matches, so 1-1 is a good
result. We were worried because of our three suspended players
[Vassiriki Diaby, Yohan Cabaye and Franck Dja Djedje]. It was
therefore important not to lose. England played well collectively,
but we had several chances to score a second goal which we didn't
manage to do. The wind had an impact for both teams, but the pitch
was excellent.

Martin Hunter, England
That was a typically nervy first game where nobody wanted to lose.
One-all is not an ideal scoreline, but we are satisfied. We know a
lot about the French team, they have some good players and some were
in the stands today. The pitch was okay, although it became very
windy which made life difficult. Today we were short of fitness but
we are confident for the next match.

Qualified for final tournament:
England, Germany, France, Armenia, Greece, Norway, Serbia-Montenegro
and Northern Ireland (hosts)

Final Tournament (in Northern Ireland)

Group 1
18-07-05 Serbia-Montenegro 4-2 Germany [in Lurgan]
18-07-05 Northern Ireland 0-1 Greece [in Belfast]
20-07-05 Greece - Germany [in Lurgan]
20-07-05 Northern Ireland - Serbia-Montenegro [in Newry]
23-07-05 Northern Ireland - Germany [in Ballymena]
23-07-05 Greece - Serbia-Montenegro [in Belfast]

1.Serbia-Montenegro 1 1 0 0 4-2 3
2.Greece........... 1 1 0 0 1-0 3
3.Northern Ireland. 1 0 0 1 0-1 0
4.Germany.......... 1 0 0 1 2-4 0

Group 2
18-07-05 France 1-1 England [in Belfast]
18-07-05 Norway 2-0 Armenia [in Lurgan]
20-07-05 Armenia - England [in Ballymena]
20-07-05 Norway - France [in Belfast]
23-07-05 Armenia - France [in Lurgan]
23-07-05 Norway - England [in Newry]

1.Norway. 1 1 0 0 2-0 3
2.England 1 0 1 0 1-1 1
2.France. 1 0 1 0 1-1 1
4.Armenia 1 0 0 1 0-2 0

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Message: 2
Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2005 17:26:41 -0000
From: "jer_vanlint" <jer_vanlint@yahoo.com>
Subject: Lemmens ripe for Olympiacos

Greek champions Olympiacos CFP have bolstered their squad with the
acquisition of Belgian goalkeeper Erwin Lemmens on a free transfer from
Primera División side RCD Espanyol.

Two-year deal
The 29-year-old shot-stopper has signed a two-year contract with the
option of a 12-month extension and is expected to link up with his new
team-mates at their pre-season training camp in Austria tomorrow.

International experience
Lemmens, who made two appearances for Belgium in 2004, moved to Spain
from KSK Beveren in 1999. He played 82 league games for Real Racing
Club Santander before joining Espanyol in 2003. Despite a successful
first season in Catalonia, Lemmens managed just one start last term in
a Spanish Cup tie as Idriss Kaméni made the No1 shirt his own.

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Seems like Olympiacos is getting more and more Belgian :)

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Message: 3
Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2005 17:35:53 -0000
From: "jer_vanlint" <jer_vanlint@yahoo.com>
Subject: Intertoto Cup 2005

Santiago Cañizares was the unexpected hero as Valencia avoided an
upset in Belgium against Intertoto Cup third-round opponents AA Gent.

Impressive saves
The Primera División side struggled to impress at the Jules
Ottenstadion but remain favourites to progress in next weekend's
second leg thanks to goalkeeper Cañizares, who made several
impressive saves to keep the score goalless.

Forceful drive
Even the presence of Patrick Kluivert in the visitors' lineup failed
to rattle Gent, who looked confident throughout and were quickly on
the offensive. Just a quarter of an hour had passed when Cañizares
was forced to stretch full-length to gather Steve Cooreman's forceful
low drive.

Herpoel untroubled
Frédéric Herpoel was untroubled by Marco Di Vaio's hopeful effort at
the other end and it was Gent who went closest to breaking the
deadlock before the break. Gnahoua Zephirin Zoko's header fell
narrowly off target and Mohammed Aliyu Datti pounced on a poor back-
pass only to be thwarted by the alert Cañizares, who blocked a header
from the same player moments later.

Curling free-kick
The Spanish team were brighter after the interval, Fábio Aurélio
narrowly missing the top corner with a curling free-kick and Di Vaio
seeing his goalbound shot blocked. But it was once again Gent who
dominated, Mbark Boussoufa brilliantly denied by Cañizares in the
final ten minutes.

Header saved
There was still time for Nenad Mladenovic to see his effort clawed
out by the Spanish international, but the tie ended 0-0 to leave the
game intriguingly balanced ahead of next Saturday's return.

Round 3 (Jul 16 and 23)
SS Lazio Roma (Ita) - Tampere United (Fin) 3-0 -
BSC Young Boys (Sui) - Olympique Marseille (Fra) 2-3 -
FK ZTS Dubnica (Svk) - Newcastle United (Eng) 1-3 -
União de Leiria (Por) - Hamburger SV (Ger) 0-1 -
AA Gent (Bel) - Valencia CF (Esp) 0-0 -
Aigaleo (Gre) - Zalgiris Vilnius (Lit) 1-3 -
Borussia Dortmund (Ger) - SK Sigma Olomouc (Cze) 1-1 -
Roda JC (Net) - FC Slovan Liberec (Cze) 0-0 -
CFR Cluj (Rom) - AS Saint-Etienne (Fra) 1-1 -
Deportivo La Coruña (Esp) - Slaven Belupo Koprivnica (Cro) 1-0 -
IFK Göteborg (Swe) - VfL Wolfsburg (Ger) 0-2 -
Varteks Varazdin (Cro) - RC Lens (Fra) 1-1 -

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Damn, too bad that Gent didn't managed to beat Valencia. It will be
very hard to qualify in Spain...

Newcastle had a great result and can start thinking about Deportivo
or Slaven Belupo.

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Message: 4
Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2005 19:44:36 +0200 (CEST)
From: Jeremy Van <jer_vanlint@yahoo.com>
Subject: Ailton jets out to Istanbul

Schalke 04 striker Ailton is set to become a Besiktas
player this week after flying out of Germany for
Istanbul and a Wednesday medical with the Turkish
club.

The Brazilian striker has already agreed a
prelimininary deal with Besiktas after Schalke
requested a fee of €3.5 million for the player signed
only last year from Werder Bremen. With the fee
agreed, all that remains is for Ailton to pass his
medical and sign on the dotted line.

The burly striker scored 14 times for Schalke last
season, but was largely a shadow of the player who
tore Bundesliga defences asunder for Bremen in 2004.
He will earn €1 million a year in Turkey and will make
a further €800,000 simply by signing on. Having once
angled for a lucrative move to Qatar in search of
international recognition, the player has always had
one eye on his finances. On departure today, he told
the media: "This is good business for all."

At the club's training ground, Schalke boss Ralf
Rangnick concurred, saying: "This is a sum we cannot
reject." Rangnick is now likely to turn his attention
to Danish international Soren Larsen. The 23-year-old
Djurgardens player would cost the Gelsenkirchener €1.2
million if a clause in his contract is triggered for
release. However, the Swedish club and Schalke differ
on when this comes into force. Rangnick is anxious to
find a replacement for Ailton and expects to reinvest
the proceeds of the Brazilian's sale. "It is clear we
cannot go into the season with only three strikers,"
he said.

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Ailton is a strange striker, a bit Ronaldo like.
He seems much too fat, but still scores a lot.
He could be pretty important to Besiktas this season.



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Message: 5
Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2005 17:47:55 -0000
From: "jer_vanlint" <jer_vanlint@yahoo.com>
Subject: Ardiles axed as Tokyo coach

Ossie Ardiles has been sacked as the coach of J League side Tokyo Verdy.
The 1978 World Cup winner took over the reins of Verdy in 2003 and won
the end of season Emperor's Cup in 2004.

However, the 2005 season has been disastrous in the capital with the
team hovering around the bottom since the beginning.

The former Tottenham Hotspur star's fate was sealed by two seven-nil
and one six-nil defeat in the last four games which have seen the team
drop to next to bottom place.

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Arnesen's replacement ;)

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Message: 6
Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2005 17:50:21 -0000
From: "jer_vanlint" <jer_vanlint@yahoo.com>
Subject: Appiah: Spurs are interested

Shortly after it was confirmed that Fenerbahce had agreed a fee for
the Ghanaian, interest from the Premiership has arisen.

"I hear Tottenham are the latest side to be interested in me and
playing in London would be great but let's wait and see" said the
Bianconeri midfielder.

Appiah is under no illusions that the arrival of Patrick Vieira has
made him expendable. "Vieira is a good buy for Juve and I would have
loved to play alongside him, but I have to think about my own
career", he admitted.

He went on to praise the league that could well hold the key to his
future. "The Premiership is the league to be in right now and I think
it will be good for my career."

"I'm in the best shape of my career and I want to win more trophies…I
want to play week in week out and be in top shape if we qualify for
the 2006 World Cup in Germany."

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A player actualy interested in Spurs :p

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Message: 7
Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2005 18:31:43 -0000
From: "Nick Morris" <n_i_c_k_17@yahoo.co.uk>
Subject: Re: Ardiles axed as Tokyo coach

we've had him as boss before.......rather not have him back!

nick

--- In worldsoccerclub2@yahoogroups.com, "jer_vanlint"
<jer_vanlint@y...> wrote:
> Ossie Ardiles has been sacked as the coach of J League side Tokyo Verdy.
> The 1978 World Cup winner took over the reins of Verdy in 2003 and won
> the end of season Emperor's Cup in 2004.
>
> However, the 2005 season has been disastrous in the capital with the
> team hovering around the bottom since the beginning.
>
> The former Tottenham Hotspur star's fate was sealed by two seven-nil
> and one six-nil defeat in the last four games which have seen the team
> drop to next to bottom place.
>
> ************************************
>
> Arnesen's replacement ;)

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Message: 8
Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2005 18:34:32 -0000
From: "Nick Morris" <n_i_c_k_17@yahoo.co.uk>
Subject: Re: Appiah: Spurs are interested

he said that before he moved there
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/africa/4691373.stm

nick

--- In worldsoccerclub2@yahoogroups.com, "jer_vanlint"
<jer_vanlint@y...> wrote:
> Shortly after it was confirmed that Fenerbahce had agreed a fee for
> the Ghanaian, interest from the Premiership has arisen.
>
> "I hear Tottenham are the latest side to be interested in me and
> playing in London would be great but let's wait and see" said the
> Bianconeri midfielder.
>
> Appiah is under no illusions that the arrival of Patrick Vieira has
> made him expendable. "Vieira is a good buy for Juve and I would have
> loved to play alongside him, but I have to think about my own
> career", he admitted.
>
> He went on to praise the league that could well hold the key to his
> future. "The Premiership is the league to be in right now and I think
> it will be good for my career."
>
> "I'm in the best shape of my career and I want to win more trophies…I
> want to play week in week out and be in top shape if we qualify for
> the 2006 World Cup in Germany."
>
> ************************************
>
> A player actualy interested in Spurs :p

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Message: 9
Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2005 16:46:44 -0000
From: "jer_vanlint" <jer_vanlint@yahoo.com>
Subject: Appiah aiming high at Fenerbahçe

Turkish champions Fenerbahçe SK have landed Ghanaian midfielder
Stephen Appiah in an €8m transfer from Juventus.

Serie A success
The length of Appiah's contract in Istanbul has not been revealed.
The 24-year-old Accra-born player spent two seasons with the Italian
champions, but was deemed surplus to requirements once the club
signed Patrick Vieira last week. In all, Appiah made 48 league
appearances for Juve, scoring three goals.

Plenty of experience
Prior to joining Juventus, Appiah played 36 matches in three years at
Udinese before moving to Parma in 2000. After a two-year spell, he
was loaned to Brescia where he appeared 31 times in the 2002/03
campaign, his most productive Italian season.

Friendly advice
Appiah said: "Before accepting the offer, I took the advice of
friends who had played in Turkey. It will be a pleasure to continue
my career here." He becomes the second summer signing at Fenerbahçe
after goalkeeper Serdar Kulbilge arrived from Bursaspor.

Rüstü deal
The club are also set to finalise the future of Turkey No1 Rüstü
Reçber, after offering him a new two-year deal. Fenerbahçe begin
their Champions League campaign in the first group stage on 13/14
September.

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So no England for him after all.

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