Saturday, August 20, 2005

[World Soccer Club] Digest Number 1574

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There are 6 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

1. Re: Sevilla beckons for striker Kanouté
From: "jer_vanlint" <jer_vanlint@yahoo.com>
2. Chelsea confirm Essien arrival
From: Jeremy Van <jer_vanlint@yahoo.com>
3. Re: Sevilla beckons for striker Kanouté
From: "Nick Morris" <n_i_c_k_17@yahoo.co.uk>
4. Stoke City v Luton Town
From: marta_grimsdottir
5. Re: Iceland 4 – 1 South Africa
From: marta_grimsdottir
6. FC United of Manchester
From: marta_grimsdottir

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Message: 1
Date: Fri, 19 Aug 2005 13:23:55 -0000
From: "jer_vanlint" <jer_vanlint@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: Sevilla beckons for striker Kanouté

I don't know if Feyenoord will let Kuyt go.
He doesn't have the best technique, but he gives it all.

Like he said himself, if Van Persie had my character he would be the
best player in the world :)

--- In worldsoccerclub2@yahoogroups.com, "Nick Morris"
<n_i_c_k_17@y...> wrote:
> yep we have keane and that youngster el hamoudoi who has impressed
> too. looks like we might get dean ashton or dirk kuyt too
>
> nick
>
> --- In worldsoccerclub2@yahoogroups.com, "jer_vanlint"
> <jer_vanlint@y...> wrote:
> > I suppose you still have Keane as well?
> > I always liked him :)
> >
> > --- In worldsoccerclub2@yahoogroups.com, "Nick Morris"
> > <n_i_c_k_17@y...> wrote:
> > > not a big loss. we will bring in someone new. we have mido
playing
> > at
> > > the moment with defoe and going well. i have the feeling on
away
> > games
> > > we will play 4-5-1 at times with defoe the lone striker and
likes of
> > > routledge making a swift counter attack.
> > >
> > > nick
> > >
> > > --- In worldsoccerclub2@yahoogroups.com, "jer_vanlint"
> > > <jer_vanlint@y...> wrote:
> > > > Striker Frédéric Kanouté has joined UEFA Cup contenders
Sevilla
> > from
> > > > Tottenham Hotspur in a €6.5m switch.
> > > >
> > > > Four-year deal
> > > > The Mali international, 28 next month, has agreed a four-year
> > > > contract with the Spanish side with his buy-out fee being set
at
> > > > €25m. He is seen as a replacement for Julio Baptista, who was
> > sold to
> > > > Real Madrid in July, and will link up with on-loan
Argentinian
> > > > international Javier Saviola in attack.
> > > >
> > > > London move
> > > > Kanouté started out in the youth teams at Olympique Lyonnais,
> > where
> > > > he spent three years before signing for English outfit West
Ham
> > > > United in 2000. He scored 29 league goals in three seasons at
> > Upton
> > > > Park, but transferred to Tottenham in June 2003 and
registered 14
> > > > times in 60 matches for the north Londoners.
> > > >
> > > > **************************
> > > >
> > > > I wasn't expecting him to leave!
> > > > This must be a big loss for Spurs ambitions.

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Message: 2
Date: Fri, 19 Aug 2005 15:52:19 +0200 (CEST)
From: Jeremy Van <jer_vanlint@yahoo.com>
Subject: Chelsea confirm Essien arrival

Chelsea today completed the signing of Ghana
midfielder Michael Essien from Olympique Lyonnais for
a reported €38m.

Lengthy negotiations
The 22-year-old had long been coveted by the English
champions but the clubs were only able to reach an
agreement this week. Essien, who has penned a
five-year contract, said of what is a record fee
involving a Ligue 1 player: "I know what I'm worth as
a footballer and it's clear that I'm not worth €38m
but that's football business and I'm not responsible
for it.

'Dream come true'
"It was impossible for me to stay at Lyon. As soon as
Chelsea expressed interest, I wanted to go there. I'm
very excited to be joining Chelsea. It's a dream come
true." The fee is more than the €37.5m Chelsea paid
Olympique de Marseille for Didier Drogba a year ago.

season
Essien enjoyed an outstanding 2004/05 campaign,
missing just one league match as Lyon cruised to a
fourth consecutive title. The former Bastia player,
who joined Lyon two summers ago on a five-year deal,
was ever-present in the side's Champions League run,
before their penalty shoot-out exit at the hands of
PSV Eindhoven in the quarter-finals.

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Chelsea are crazy :s
I wonder who will loose his place now...



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Message: 3
Date: Fri, 19 Aug 2005 17:17:13 -0000
From: "Nick Morris" <n_i_c_k_17@yahoo.co.uk>
Subject: Re: Sevilla beckons for striker Kanouté

i think if we bid £6-8million they will. from what i hear hes a
typical english centre forward. not great technique, but clinical like
shearer

nick

--- In worldsoccerclub2@yahoogroups.com, "jer_vanlint"
<jer_vanlint@y...> wrote:
> I don't know if Feyenoord will let Kuyt go.
> He doesn't have the best technique, but he gives it all.
>
> Like he said himself, if Van Persie had my character he would be the
> best player in the world :)
>
> --- In worldsoccerclub2@yahoogroups.com, "Nick Morris"
> <n_i_c_k_17@y...> wrote:
> > yep we have keane and that youngster el hamoudoi who has impressed
> > too. looks like we might get dean ashton or dirk kuyt too
> >
> > nick
> >
> > --- In worldsoccerclub2@yahoogroups.com, "jer_vanlint"
> > <jer_vanlint@y...> wrote:
> > > I suppose you still have Keane as well?
> > > I always liked him :)
> > >
> > > --- In worldsoccerclub2@yahoogroups.com, "Nick Morris"
> > > <n_i_c_k_17@y...> wrote:
> > > > not a big loss. we will bring in someone new. we have mido
> playing
> > > at
> > > > the moment with defoe and going well. i have the feeling on
> away
> > > games
> > > > we will play 4-5-1 at times with defoe the lone striker and
> likes of
> > > > routledge making a swift counter attack.
> > > >
> > > > nick
> > > >
> > > > --- In worldsoccerclub2@yahoogroups.com, "jer_vanlint"
> > > > <jer_vanlint@y...> wrote:
> > > > > Striker Frédéric Kanouté has joined UEFA Cup contenders
> Sevilla
> > > from
> > > > > Tottenham Hotspur in a €6.5m switch.
> > > > >
> > > > > Four-year deal
> > > > > The Mali international, 28 next month, has agreed a four-year
> > > > > contract with the Spanish side with his buy-out fee being set
> at
> > > > > €25m. He is seen as a replacement for Julio Baptista, who was
> > > sold to
> > > > > Real Madrid in July, and will link up with on-loan
> Argentinian
> > > > > international Javier Saviola in attack.
> > > > >
> > > > > London move
> > > > > Kanouté started out in the youth teams at Olympique Lyonnais,
> > > where
> > > > > he spent three years before signing for English outfit West
> Ham
> > > > > United in 2000. He scored 29 league goals in three seasons at
> > > Upton
> > > > > Park, but transferred to Tottenham in June 2003 and
> registered 14
> > > > > times in 60 matches for the north Londoners.
> > > > >
> > > > > **************************
> > > > >
> > > > > I wasn't expecting him to leave!
> > > > > This must be a big loss for Spurs ambitions.

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Message: 4
Date: Fri, 19 Aug 2005 22:37:32 -0000
From: marta_grimsdottir
Subject: Stoke City v Luton Town

Britannia Stadium, Saturday August 20, 3pm

Mike Newell. ACTION IMAGESNewly-promoted Luton Town arrive at the
Britannia Stadium as the surprise early season pacesetters after a
remarkable start to life in the Championship.

Few predicted the Hatters would be sitting pretty at the top of the
table after three games- especially considering they began with a
'baptism of fire' against relegated Premiership duo Crystal Palace and
Southampton, plus promotion fancies Leeds United.

But a stunning 2-1 opening-day victory at Selhurst Park, combined with
a dramatic 3-2 win against the Saints and a hard-fought goalless draw
with Leeds at Kenilworth Road sees Mike Newell's side lead the way.

Adjusting to the demands of the Championship has thus far been no
problem for Luton, crowned champions of League One in emphatic fashion
last season after romping to a huge tally of ninety-six points and
losing fewer games than any other Coca-Cola Football League side.

And while it's unlikely(?) the Hatters will occupy a similar position
in nine months' time, their efforts so far suggest they will be more
than capable of holding their own this season.

Therefore, they will be in buoyant mood as they visit the Potteries
hoping to keep an unbeaten start intact.

Under the shrewd guidance of ex-Blackburn Rovers striker Newell, they
have a manager who has the chance to enhance his own credentials at a
higher level after being linked with the Ewood Park hot seat before
Mark Hughes took over the reigns almost a year ago.

Since succeeding Joe Kinnear in 2003, Newell has built a force to be
reckoned with in the Championship, consisting of a tight defence and
attacking threats throughout the side, many of whom starred during
last season's successful exploits.

Powerful striker Steve Howard will prove a constant threat to the City
backline with his strength and aerial presence. The former Northampton
goalgetter has really found his feet under Newell, and after finishing
last season as the club's top scorer with 22 goals, Howard turned down
approaches from both Nottingham Forest and Burnley to sign a new deal
at Kenilworth Road.

Creative midfielder Ahmet Brkovic makes things tick in midfield in
tandem with industrious skipper Kevin Nicholls, former Bournemouth ace
Steve Robinson and summer signing from Reading Dean Morgan, whilst the
Hatters have conceded that they will struggle to keep promising young
defender Curtis Weston beyond the August 31st transfer deadline should
expected Premiership suitors come knocking.

The last time Luton visited the Britannia Stadium was back in 2001 in
the old Second Division, where a Nicky Mohan effort midway through the
first-half only proved scant consolation as the Potters slipped to a
disappointing 3-1 defeat.

However, City did emerge as 2-1 winners a season earlier, as
substitute Kyle Lightbourne ensured victory with a late strike after
Town's Matthew Spring had cancelled out Paul Connor's first-half opener.

Potters fans will also fondly remember an emphatic 5-0 victory over
Luton in the 1995/96 season where Simon Sturridge notched a brace.

City have also shaded matters overall, claiming 14 victories, with 12
draws and losing out to the Hatters on 10 occasions.

Chris Alcock
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Lets have another 5 nil then! Yes!!! :)))

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Message: 5
Date: Fri, 19 Aug 2005 22:42:11 -0000
From: marta_grimsdottir
Subject: Re: Iceland 4 – 1 South Africa

He still can play the game. :)))

And so can he
http://fifaworldcup.yahoo.com/06/en/photos/index.html?aid=203747&d=1

--- In worldsoccerclub2@yahoogroups.com, "jer_vanlint"
<jer_vanlint@y...> wrote:
> Vidarsson is a very nice player.
> Sure he is getting old, but I loved to see him every week in the
> Belgian league.
>
>
> --- In worldsoccerclub2@yahoogroups.com, marta_grimsdottir
> <no_reply@y...> wrote:
> > Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjavík, 17 August 2005, KO 20h00
> >
> > Iceland 4:
> > Steinsson `24
> > Viðarsson `41
> > Helguson `66
> > Gunnarsson `72
> >
> > South Africa 1:
> > Buckley `27
> >
> > In a Laugardalsvöllur stadium barely half full, it was easy to tell
> > that this was a friendly match organised at the last minute – but a
> > crucial warm-up nonetheless. South Africa are preparing for their
> > World Cup qualifier against Burkina Faso, while Iceland are gearing
> up
> > to face Croatia.
> >
> > Both teams appeared to be taking the game seriously – South Africa
> > with their attractive, Brazilian style of play, and Iceland with
> their
> > stronger, more direct way of doing things. Attractive play aside,
> the
> > score line is unnecessarily harsh on the visitors, who played a
> > spirited game and were unlucky on several occasions.
> >
> > In a game full of opportunities, the first half was characterised by
> > poor Icelandic defending in the face of spirited South African
> > attackers, and also by good goalkeeping by South Africa's Hans
> Vonk. A
> > good Icelandic corner in the eighth minute, for example, had the
> > visiting defenders beaten. And in the tenth minute, a good Vonk kick
> > led to some scrappy defending from the home side who were lucky not
> to
> > concede.
> >
> > A good miss in the 23rd minute was soon forgotten in the 24th when
> > Steinsson opened the scoring for the home side. Testament to how
> close
> > the match was at this stage, only three minutes later Buckley is
> able
> > to retaliate for South Africa, and spectators were back on the edge
> of
> > their seats.
> >
> > A 29th minute foul on South Africa's captain, Mokoena earned
> Helguson
> > a yellow card and caused Mokoena to limp off the pitch barely four
> > minutes later. After two good shots on goal in the 31st minute,
> > Guðjohnsen missed a free kick. The home side were unlucky.
> >
> > Viðarsson scored a very well hustled goal from open play to leave
> > Iceland in the lead at half time.
> >
> > Whatever happened in the changing rooms, the winner was decided at
> > half time. A near miss in the 47th minute was followed by an off-
> side
> > goal in the 48th – Iceland were suddenly the better of the two
> teams,
> > and it was not down to the visitors' tiredness.
> >
> > South Africa had a free kick and a good shot on goal in the next few
> > minutes, but the danger seemed to have evaporated slightly. Vonk was
> > looking more flustered, while the Icelandic defence had finally
> > galvanised. Good efforts followed from Iceland in the 54th, 59th and
> > 60th minutes, but the visitors were still hungry to save their
> pride,
> > and were not about to let in easy goals.
> >
> > Some excellent goal mouth play from the visitors proved this in the
> > 61st and 62nd minutes – South Africa play a very attractive game,
> and
> > were able to keep the ball on the pitch for an unnaturally long
> time.
> >
> > But the game seemed over in the 66th minute when Helguson headed in
> a
> > corner from Gunnarsson. Gunnarsson was to head in a goal of his own
> > six minutes later, and as Vonk's expression clearly conveyed – it
> was
> > just too easy for him.
> >
> > South Africa's Lekgwaki had a good shot narrowly over the bar in the
> > 79th minute, but then Iceland responded with an equally good shot in
> > the 85th.
> >
> > South Africa were unlucky not to do better, and their style of play
> is
> > imaginative and competent, but Iceland richly deserved the victory.
> > This notoriously inconsistent team can go into their next match
> > against the Croatians with their heads held high.
> >
> > You have just read Iceland Review's very first international sports
> > report. Tell us what you think – they're unlucky to be a regular
> > feature, but it's nice to be tested as a journalist from time to
> time!
> > I know I'm not likely to be poached by BBC Sport anytime soon, but I
> > hope it was at least readable. Apologies to non-football (soccer)
> fans
> > out there.
> > ___________________
> >
> > Bring it on! :)))

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Message: 6
Date: Sat, 20 Aug 2005 04:52:16 -0000
From: marta_grimsdottir
Subject: FC United of Manchester

http://www.fc-utd.co.uk/
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Oh well... :)))

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