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I think that Maradona will do OK, he's probably better suited at managing internationally as strange as that sounds. He has passion for his country, as long as he has someone to help him organise the training etc he will be ok. He doesn't need to immerse himself as fully as he would at club management, just be a motivator. In a strange way I kinda see it like Singletary at the 9ers.
I havent followed much recently either but i am excited to see Altidore starting at forward and hopefully show off his ability
Yeah, I just read he hasn't gotten **** for time in Spain. I always thought it wasn't the greatest idea unless he got that loan to Recreativo. Anyway, nice run by Adu just now. He needs to do something about his situation because bouncing around from mid-major league to mid-major league with semi-continentally relevant teams and limited playing time just isn't cutting it. He needs to play.
Time for a soccer thread revival. Just about half way through the most exciting Premierships in years.
If Man United win their two games in hand then the top 3 will be separated by just one point, whilst elsewhere there seems to be a group of about ten or so teams with little between them. Overall, the EPL is nicely poised for a dramatic second half of the campaign.
I thought I do a some mid-season awards to spark some discussion.
Best Team Liverpool have shown they have the steel to finally mount a serious title challenge and are currently sitting proudly atop the table. Chelsea and United are lurking but the table doesn't lie so Liverpool take it.
Hull have surprised just about everyone and are still flying high in 7th despite some recent defeats but Aston Villa have also been extremely impressive. Currently in 4th they look as if they can beat anyone and could easily be in the Champions League next year.
West Brom and Blackburn have both been poor, but some of the so called 'big clubs' like Tottenham and Newcastle performed way beneath expectations. Still, Manchester City are lying one point above the relegation zone despite having the biggest budget in the Premiership.
Robinho has been one of the few bright sparks for City while Geovanni has been key to Hull's unlikely start to the season but Amr Zaki has been sensational for Wigan, scoring 9 goals.
United v Arsenal was full of wonderful attacking football but Arsenal v Tottenham was a fantastic match. The game had just about everything ending as a 4-4 draw after two late goals from Spurs, which started their mini-revival.
Team of the Season
GK: Petr Cech
RB: Jose Bosingwa
CB: Jamie Carragher
CB: Michael Turner
LB: Ashley Cole
RM: Cristiano Ronaldo
CM: Steven Gerrard
ST: Gabriel Agbonlahor
ST: Amr Zaki
ST: Nicholas Anelka