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Week ending Sunday 2nd May 2010

Don’t normally report on these matters but it flashed before my eyes as I was waiting for the game to process… Samaras Taraldo has won the English Premier Division’s Young Player of the Month Award for April.

Selim Atas has pulled his hamstring and will be out a week.

The Champions League Semi Finals have now finished:

Samaras Taraldo (7) played the whole game as Man Utd won 1-0 at home to Sampdoria to qualify for the final after a 2-0 agg win.

Real Madrid progress 3-2 on agg against Liverpool after a 1-1 at the New Anfield.

The UEFA Cup Semi Finals have now finished:

Mastinho was an unused sub as Lyon lost 3-0 away to Vitesse. Vitesse go through to the final with a 3-0 agg win.

Fenerbahce won 2-1 away to PSG to go through to the final 5-2 on agg.

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Champions League Final

Real Madrid v Man Utd

UEFA Cup Final

Vitesse v Fenerbahce

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Player Cam for May will not happen in it’s usually form. Instead, I will focus on one off matches such as the English FA Cup Final of Arsenal v Liverpool and the Champions League Final.

I'm afraid thats all for now folks and that's all there will be for a while as I'm moving into my new flat / going to the Reading Festival. Hopefully should be able to do an update next Monday or Tuesday at worst. icon14.gif

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Good work mate! Can't wait for the big summer tournaments, time to shine!

Wanted by Barca eh? Hmmm, interesting. I'm not quite sure which of those sides would be the better career choice: Barca is always an interesting side, but I'm having a good run at Milan as well. Though neither Barca nor Milan are having a good domestic season... Choices, choices.

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Well nice to see that there has been plenty of posts about the latest updates since I've been away! icon_wink.gif

Well, I've got several updates to post over the next few days as I hope to have finished the World Cup by Friday. icon14.gif

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Week ending Sunday 9th May 2010

Real Madrid has retained its La Liga title.

Mastinho was not in the match day squad, but Lyon has lifted the French Cup after beating Toulouse 2-0 in the final.

The English Premier Division has finished and Watford have been relegated after finishing 18th.

Pablo Gonzalez has a cold and will out for a few days.

Alvaro De Santiago has sprained his wrist and will out for a week.

Turkus Mendieta has fractured his arm and is receiving specialist treatment for it. His World Cup may be in doubt as he will be out for about a month.

Marcus Cook looks to be a major doubt for the World Cup this summer after spraining his ankle. He will out for 1-2 months and his place in the Turkmenistan squad must now be in doubt.

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Special Player Cam Match Report

Sat 15th Apr: Arsenal v Liverpool – FA Cup Final

Gareth Davies + Peter Slater are not in the match squads for Arsenal and Liverpool respectively. Alan + Birkinaldo are on the bench for Liverpool.

Thierry Henry gives Arsenal the lead after 11 minutes, slotting home after a cross by Gallas from the right. 1-0.

Arsenal continue to attack, with Reina preventing Henry from doubling the lead on a couple of occasions.

Liverpool think they have equalised through Dirk Kuyt after 39 minutes, but the goal is ruled out for an offside.

HT: Arsenal 1 v 0 Liverpool

Half Time Stats

Denilson intercepts a clearance from Reina and tries to feed the ball through to Bendtner, the ball is blocked but falls to the feet of Henry and lashes a 20 yard half volley into the corner of the net. 2-0 and 55 minutes gone.

Arsenal make it three after 69 minutes, Henry unselfishly passing the ball across the 6 yard box to Baptista who taps home. 3-0.

To cap off a miserable day for Liverpool Arsenal are awarded a penalty in injury time for a Peter Crouch handball. Julio Baptista steps up and converts. 4-0.

FT: Arsenal 4 v 0 Liverpool

Full Time Stats

Arsenal win the FA Cup 2010 and complete the domestic league and cup double.

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Week ending Sunday 16th May 2010

Prof Frink has turned down the offer of a new contract with Rangers again. He is not happy with the base salary offered or the duration of the contract.

Marcus Cook has had his recovery time improved. He will now be out for 3-4 weeks, giving him a 50-50 chance of going to the World Cup.

Napoli boss Fabio Cannavaro has praised the performance of Bennitto Hagan in their match. However, Hagan has snubbed the praise.

Vitesse have won the UEFA Cup 2010, beating Fenerbahce 4-2 on penalties after a 1-1 draw aet.

Arsenal have won the English FA Cup after beating Liverpool 4-0.

The World Rankings for May have been released:

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Turkmenistan 27th (1001 points) Up 7 places

Kyrgyzstan 30th (970 points) Down 3 places

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How both sides have changed so much considering neither team have played a game is beyond me.

The Stanlies Cup 2010 is only a week away and the call ups for both teams have been announced:

Kyrgyzstan have called up 13 superkids for the games. Bill, Benj + Ryan have all been withdrawn from the swuad by their clubs - Ryan because Serie A still has one game left to go.

Turkmenistan have only called up 10 of their players, with Gareth Davies, Turkus Mendieta + Marcus Cook all injured. Selim Atas, Ghoolbi Dumats + Bennitto Hagan have all been withdrawn by their clubs.

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Special Player Cam Match Report

Weds 19th May: Man Utd v Real Madrid – Champions League Final

Samaras Taraldo starts for Man Utd at left back. David Frketic + Rhys Davies are on the bench for Real Madrid. Freeladinho + Gary McNeil were not selected by Man Utd and Real Madrid respectively.

The first half hour is very quiet.

Van Nistelrooy hits the post with a header for Real Madrid.

Casillas makes a double save from Defoe and Fletcher.

HT: Man Utd 0 v 0 Real Madrid

Half Time Stats

The second half is like the first, very few clear cut chances for either team.

After 80 minutes David Frketic comes on for Gago.

FT: Man Utd 0 v 0 Real Madrid

90 Minutes Stats

The only highlight of the 1st period of extra time was a Frketic freekick from the right is headed over by Higuain.

105 Minutes: Man Utd 0 v 0 Real Madrid

Both sides were ultra cautious during the 2nd period of extra time as both teams seemed content to settle this game on penalties.

AET: Man Utd 0 v 0 Real Madrid

AET Stats

Penalties: - Man Utd to go first.

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Scholes – scores by a blast down the centre 1-0.

Van Nistelrooy – sends the keeper the wrong way 1-1.

Palacio – fantastic penalty on the bottom corner, to the keepers left 2-1.

Sneijder – not only sends the keeper the wrong way but places it in the bottom corner 2-2.

Carrick – weak penalty, Casillas saves to his right 2-2.

Higuain – blasts it down the centre 2-3.

Fletcher – Casillas makes a great save to his left. 2-3.

Giraldo – has this penalty to win the Champions League for Real Madrid.

Up he steps… and hits the bar! 2-3.

Taraldo – The Turkmenistan superkid steps up, needing to score to keep Man Utd in the tie.

He hits the penalty to the left of the keeper, but Casillas dives the correct way and makes the save.

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Real Madrid have won the Champions League 2010, beating Man Utd 3-2 on penalties after a 0-0 draw.

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Awesome update WW, great work man.

Off to the Championship side now it seems, Watford needs to sell me, lol, or maybe this will mean more playing time now. Hard to tell.

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by elf_30:

Awesome update WW, great work man.

Off to the Championship side now it seems, Watford needs to sell me, lol, or maybe this will mean more playing time now. Hard to tell. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Cheers fella. icon14.gif

Wait and see about Elfdog - I've done to the end of the World Cup and there are developments about him. icon_wink.gif

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Good work. So, it's Stanlies Cup first and then the WC? And doesn't Milan mind Hermandinho playing for the Stanlies Cup? Well, it's true, national pride is important to Hermandinho and Milan must have recognised that icon_smile.gif

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The Stanlies Cup 2010

Sat 22nd May: Kyrgyzstan v Turkmenistan – 1st Leg

Pre Match

Kyrgyzstan starts with 10 superkids, with Alan as captain as well as being classed as the ‘key man’. On the bench is Lui, Mastinho + Freealdinho.

Turkmenistan starts with 9 superkids with Samaras Taraldo as the ‘key man’. The captain is a non-superkid. Alvaro De Santiago hasn’t fully recovered from his injury to be listed on the subs bench.

My Opinion

Kyrgyzstan have won the every Stanlies Cup since it started back in 2007. I think they will be fired up for this as key preparation for the World Cup. Turkmenistan are missing some key players as well. I think Kyrgyzstan to win by a couple of goals.

51 seconds in and Frketic scores for Kyrgyzstan! Bubble plays the ball to Frektic just inside the area, who spins and fires past Rhys Davies. 1-0.

George Robson reacts first to a loose ball in the Turkmenistan area, but his shot goes miles over the bar.

Luke Swinson plays a pinpoint pass through to non-superkid Bairamov who is free in on goal. He makes a deft little chip over Elfdog to find the back of the net. 1-1.

Kyrgyzstan dominate the next few minutes, with Robson, Azeryk + Alan all having efforts on goal.

24 minutes gone and an innocent looking move by Turkmenistan results in Birkinaldo fouling Bairamov just inside the penalty area. Penalty to Turkmenistan. Koppers comes forward to take the penalty and blasts it down the centre. 1-2.

Kyrgyzstan almost get an instant reply, McNeil forcing a great diving save from Rhys Davies.

31 minutes gone and Bubble plays a magnificent ball to Azeryk in the area, but his first time volley goes inches wide of the right hand post.

Chaoconov picks up a yellow card.

37 minutes gone and Kyrgyzstan counter attack. Robson plays a ball over the top for Alan who latches onto it and slots it past Davies. 2-2.

HT: Kyrgyzstan 2 v 2 Turkmenistan

Half Time Player Ratings

Half Time Match Stats

Great game so far!

Azeryk is subbed at half time.

Robson spreads the ball out to the left wing to Gary McNeil. He takes it to the touchline before crossing it to the near post where David Frketic pops up to turn the ball home. 3-2, an hour gone.

The goal marks several substitutions. Off goes McNeil + Alan and on comes Mastinho + Freealdinho for Kyrgysztan. Luke Swinson + Peter Slater are subbed for Turkmenistan.

Mastinho picks up a yellow card soon after coming on.

After 71 minutes Birkinaldo + Frketic are subbed off for Kyrgyzstan. Pablo Gonzalez is also subbed for Turkmenistan.

George Robson picks up a yellow card after 73 minutes.

Freealdinho + Robson both have half chances in the remaining minutes.

In injury time Chaoconov commits a foul and the referee decides to show him a 2nd yellow card. Chaoconov is sent off.

FT: Kyrgyzstan 3 v 2 Turkmenistan

Full Time Match Stats

Full Time Turkmenistan Stats

Full Time Kyrgyzstan Stats

Kyrgyzstan run out deserved winners and perhaps should have won by more than one goal. David Frketic gets the MOM award for his 2 goals.

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Week ending Sunday 23rd May 2010

Real Madrid have won the Champions League 2010 after beating Man Utd on penalties in the final. David Frketic + Rhys Davies pick up winner’s medals.

Final League Tables

England - Premiership

France First League

Lyon have won the French First League, with Mastinho collecting a winner’s medal.

Italy - Serie A

Inter have won Serie A, but De Santiago does not pick up a medal as he did not play enough league games for them this season.

Italy - Serie B

Technically the league hadn't finished at this point but I've included it to make the league tables section complete.

Scotland - Premier League

Prof Frink has won a Scottish League Winners Medal

Spain La Liga

The Asian Nations Cup 2011 Qualifying Draw has been made. The top 2 teams in each group qualify for the finals in Bahrain:

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Group F Group H

Iran Kuwait

Jordan Singapore

Kyrgyzstan Turkmenistan

Tajikistan UAE

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The 6 group games are condensed into a short period of time over 2 weeks in October 2010.

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Avoided Relegation by a goal, but still get into Europe, how does that work?

Prof Frink winning a medal at Rangers is good, still wants to leave though.

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The Stanlies Cup 2010

Weds 26th May: Turkmenistan (2) v (3) Kyrgyzstan – 2nd leg

Pre Match

9 Turkmenistan superkids start the match with De Santiago restored in goal and Chaoconov playing despite the sending off. This means that Chaoconov will miss the 1st match of the World Cup. The key man is Samaras Taraldo and the captain is non-superkid Bairamov. On the bench is Rhys Davies.

10 superkids start for Kyrgyzstan. Captain and key man is Alan. On the bench again is Freealdinho, Lui + Mastinho.

My Opinion

Despite the close scoreline, Kyrgyzstan dominated the first leg. This game will be tighter but the absentees for Turkmenistan could be crucial. I think Kyrgyzstan will not lose, hence will retain the Stanlies Cup again.

Alan is in the clear after just 4 minutes, but blazes over from a tight angle.

Bubble picks up a yellow card after 17 minutes.

Pablo Gonzalez then picks up a yellow card after 20 minutes.

Robson takes a semi-hopefully shot from 25 yards. The shot goes over the bar.

Libertinho picks out Swinson, but his shot goes narrowly wide.

Kyrgyzstan have a few more half chances but can’t get a decent shot on goal.

Koppers picks up a yellow card in injury time.

HT: Turkmenistan 0 (2) v (3) 0 Kyrgyzstan

Half Time Player Ratings

Half Time Match Stats

Alan is subbed at halftime. Halali takes over as captain.

Halali picks up a yellow card early in the second half.

56 minutes gone, Azeryk spins his man and fires a shot low towards goal. De Santiago gets a hand on it, but it takes a back tracking Hermandinho to come back and stop the ball from going into the net.

Peter Slater, Libertinho + Luke Swinson are subbed after an hour. Mastinho replaces Gary McNeil for Kyrgyzstan.

Prof Frink + David Frketic are subbed after 73 minutes. Chaoconov is also subbed for Turkmenistan.

Turkmenistan are playing the ball around at the back, with the ball going out to Taraldo in the right back position. He looks up and lumps a ball into the box towards Gonzalez. However, the ball goes over Gonzalez’s head, confusing Elfdog in the Kyrgyzstan goal, resulting in the ball floating into the corner of the net. Taraldo scores a fluke 45 yard goal. 1-0, 77 minutes gone and Turkmenistan now lead on away goals!

Kyrgyzstan then make a substitution with Freealdinho coming onto the pitch.

Turkmenistan intercept the ball and launch a counter attack. The ball comes to Gonzalez, but Birkinaldo comes in with a crunching tackle to win the ball.

FT: Turkmenistan 1 (3) v (3) 0 Kyrgyzstan

Full Time Match Stats

Full Time Turkmenistan Stats

Full Time Kyrgyzstan Stats

The match stats are a complete contradiction to the result and the goal was a fluke – but not a single individual from Turkmenistan will care!!

Turkmenistan win The Stanlies Cup 2010 on away goals after a 3-3 agg scoreline.

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Week ending Sunday 30th May 2010

Wigan has sacked their manager Paul Jewell.

Turkmenistan have won the Stanlies Cup 2010, their first ever victory in the competition.

Golden Boy - Can't tell you for certain as I don't have the game loaded atm. I'm guessing that Napoli may have qualified via the Italian Cup, though can't be certain.

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Week ending Sunday 6th June 2010

Paolo Maldini has been sacked as manager of AC Milan.

Ajax manager Sven Goran Eriksson has declared his interest in signing out of favour player Humphrey Koppers.

Aston Villa is interested in Elfdog.

PSG and Inter Milan are interested in Rhys Davies.

Barcelona and Betis are interested in Ulfinus Chaoconov.

This is normally the time of year when I conduct the season review. However, due to the impending World Cup I will do the season review once both teams have been knocked out (or after the Final!).

Just to act as a reminder, both teams have the following group stage fixtures:

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Kyrgyzstan (Group D)

Sun 13th June v Colombia

Fri 18th June v Portugal

Weds 23rd June v Holland

Turkmenistan (Group A)

Fri 11th June v New Zealand

Thurs 17th June v Russia

Tues 22nd June v Italy

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Finally, the World Cup squad announcements:

Kyrgyzstan – As there are no injury worries, all 16 superkids have been selected for the World Cup.

Turkmenistan – Have called up 15 superkids, including the injured Marcus Cook. Startingly, the one person to miss out is Humphrey Koppers.

The World Cup games are up next, they will come later today / tomorrow. icon14.gif

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Stanlies Cup loss /o\ the result of the 2nd leg was fixed I say icon_wink.gif.

Nice to see Alan captaining in each and scoring in the 1st leg, aswell as Liverpool finishing 3rd.

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Despite Robson's efforts, Kyrgyzstan (I'm still not sure how to type it icon_smile.gif ) lose the Stanley cup...

Will have to do something about the shooting though, 1 shot on target out of 6 aren't exactly great statistics.

Vicenza more likely to go down than up, I think it's time for me to leave.

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Wooo Hooo, finally, we win the Stanlies, the first of many I am sure, but did anyone else notice this, the team, in this last two matches, that did had the least chances, won? Interesting to me. Just seems very odd that in the first leg, Kryg had a ton of misses and only got two goals, in the second, Turk had a ton and didnt score at all, just seems a tad bit out.

Aston Villa, interesting, hope but will playing time come with a move back to the EPL?

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We finally won the stanlies cup wohoo. Lovely to see i had no shots in either game despite starting in attack for both of them icon_smile.gif

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Jeffhardy:

Woohoo finally we have won the stanlies cup. icon14.gif

Any news on Swinson WW?

KUTGW </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

There is news in the transfer department for Swinson, but you will have to wait till a bit longer until I release it. icon_wink.gif

In fact quite a few people are on the move by the time I get upto date with the updates. icon14.gif

elf_30 - Your player Elfdog is from Kyrgyzstan (who lost the Stanlies Cup this year)! icon_wink.gificon_biggrin.gif

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Great update. Finally we won the Stanlies. and my Milan nightmare may come to an end.

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oops, sorry, on new meds so that was a bad on my part, but the rest of the observations still stands, it just seems odd, lol.

Booo, lol

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icon13.gif Lost the Stanlies Cup on aggregate. Just remember Turks. That's not really a win!

Oh well, we'll get our venegeance in South Africa!

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Wooohooooo!!! Stanlies Cup victory!!! This is a good sign for the coming World Cup!

Milan 5th and doomed to UEFA cup again!?!?! Bah.

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won the la liga and champions league with real madrid which is good, playing good for kstan and yet still managed to lose to what they call a team, very disappointing icon_smile.gif

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How the hell did we lose against the turks???

Man U losing the CL Final icon_frown.gif (that's what they get for not playing me!).

kutgw WW icon14.gif

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Apologies for the slight delay in updates, been finishing off my dissertation which is now complete, woohoo!

Right, should be a gigantic update coming this evening with all the World Cup games and the Season Review as well hopefully. icon14.gif

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A bit earlier than planned... here are the early stages of the World Cup: icon_smile.gif

New Zealand v Turkmenistan

Fri 11th June: World Cup Group Stage

Pre Match

11 superkids start for Turkmenistan with Atas upfront with Gonzalez. The captain is Luke Swinson and the key man is Samaras Taraldo. As this is the World Cup, all non-starters are on the bench.

My Opinion

Great to have New Zealand first up, the easiest team in their group. However, it does add pressure that they need to get off to a winning start. Turkmenistan have a much better quality of player throughout their team and should record a 2 goal margin of victory.

Gonzalez almost gets Turkmenistan off to a dream shot, but his shot after 25 seconds is straight at the Kiwi keeper.

Its all Turkmenistan at the start of the game with Atas + Gonzalez both having further shots on goal.

Woohoo, the break through! Atas finds Gonzalez with a lovely throughball and Gonzalez rounds the keeper before slotting home. 0-1 and 23 minutes gone.

3 minutes later and Libertinho threads the ball through to Atas but before he can turn his man, his legs are taken away from him. Penalty to Turkmenistan. With Koppers the regular penalty taker not playing, Turkus Mendieta steps up to take the penalty and promptly finds the top right corner of the goal. 0-2.

Cue Turkmenistan fans going potty. Swinson swings in a corner from the left and Libertinho makes a late run to break free of his marker before thumping his header past the keeper. 0-3 and 32 minutes gone.

Turkmenistan sits back for the rest of the half.

HT: New Zealand 0 v 3 Turkmenistan

Half Time Stats

Swinson finds Gonzalez down the right wing, who beats his man before crossing towards Atas, but he can only head over the bar.

After 80 minutes, Gonzalez + Chaoconov are subbed. On comes Gareth Davies.

After 87 minutes, captain Swinson is subbed.

In the 3rd minute of injury time Atas blasts a shot over from 8 yards out.

FT: New Zealand 0 v 3 Turkmenistan

Match Overview

Player Stats

Great start to the World Cup for Turkmenistan, but this was a must win game.

Mom goes to Hermandinho, for an astonishing performance at the back. He won 23 headers today, more than the rest of his teammates combined!!!

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Other Group A Result: Russia 5 v 1 Italy

Group A Table

1. Russia +4 3

2. Turkmenistan +3 3

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3. New Zealand -3 0

4. Italy -4 0

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A quite amazing result with Russia destroying defending champions Italy in the opening game of the World Cup. Russia were helped by a hat-trick from Kerzhakov.

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Group B Results: South Africa 2 v 2 Chile

Czech Rep 0 v 0 Australia

Group C Results: Ivory Coast 3 v 3 Denmark

Brazil 1 v 0 England

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Kyrgyzstan v Colombia

Sun 13th June: World Cup Group Stage

Pre Match

11 superkids start for Kyrgyzstan, with Alan as the key man and captain. On the bench are Freealdinho, Mastinho, George Robson, Ryan + Lui.

My Opinion

Whilst a tough team to face than New Zealand, Kyrgyzstan’s opening group game is probably also their easiest, therefore making a good start is vital. I think Kyrgyzstan will scrap a win.

Azeryk plays a lovely ball out wide to Frketic who runs in on goal. His shot is well tipped over by the keeper.

Bill is shown a yellow card after 21 minutes.

Rest of the half is a tepid affair.

HT: Kyrgyzstan 0 v 0 Colombia

Half Time Stats

Bill + Azeryk are subbed at halftime. On come Ryan + George Robson as Kyrgyzstan change to 4-2-1-2-1.

Ryan forces the Colombian keeper to make a great tip over in the first minute of the second half.

Alan picks up a yellow card after 55 minutes.

Prof Frink is slightly out of position and the Colombian striker closes in on goal. Fortunately Ryan comes across and puts in a vital tackle. However, the ball falls at the feet of another Colombian player, but this time a backtracking Elfdog makes a great save, tipping the ball round the post.

71 minutes gone and Freealdinho replaces Alan. Halali becomes the captain.

Colombia continues to apply the pressure and with a minute of normal time to go, Colombia press forward and outnumber the Kyrgyzstan defenders four to three. The ball falls to Pino who fires past Elfdog and into the net. 0-1.

FT: Kyrgyzstan 0 v 1 Colombia

Match Overview

Player Stats

A nightmare result for Kyrgyzstan, who deserved to get a point out of the match.

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Other Group D Result: Holland 1 v 1 Portugal

Group D Table

1. Colombia +1 3

2. Holland 0 1

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3. Portugal 0 1

4. Kyrgyzstan -1 0

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Week ending Sunday 13th June 2010

Frank Rijkaard has been appointed the new manager of AC Milan.

AC Milan, Inter Milan, Roma and Man Utd have made £1.4m bids for Rhys Davies. As these bids meet his minimum release fee clause, all the offers were accepted.

Peter Slater is wanted by Birmingham and Blackburn.

Barcelona, Everton and AC Milan have all made bids of around £2m for Ulfinus Chaoconov.

Fenerbahce and Everton are interested in Prof Frink.

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Group E Results: Morocco 1 v 1 USA

Germany 3 v 0 Bulgaria

Group F Results: Mexico 1 v 1 France

Senegal 0 v 1 Switzerland

Group G Results: Argentina 2 v 0 Cameroon

Sweden 2 v 0 Canada

Group H Results: Turkey 2 v 0 Paraguay

Spain 2 v 0 Japan

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Everybody has now played one match at the World Cup.

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Turkmenistan v Russia

Thurs 17th June: World Cup Group Stage

Pre Match

11 superkids start for Turkmenistan, with Rhys + Gareth Davies, Marcus Cook + Peter Slater on the bench. The captain is Luke Swinson and Samaras Taraldo is regarded as the key man.

My Opinion

After giving Italy a shock thumping, Turkmenistan must be wary of Russia. A draw would be a good result for Turkmenistan and I think that this game will be a draw.

Great start for Turkmenistan! In just the 3rd minute Gonzalez plays the ball out to Chaoconov, who beats his man before putting in a great cross to Bennitto Hagan who buries it first time. 1-0.

Gonzalez hits the post from a very acute angle as Atas pulls his shot right across the goal. Was a great chance to double the lead.

A slight mis-kick from the Russian keeper falls to Hagan who tries a long shot. The ball goes just over the bar.

Libertinho sees his 30 yard freekick go over the bar.

HT: Turkmenistan 1 v 0 Russia

Half Time Stats

Turkmenistan has controlled the first half.

Selim Atas is subbed at halftime as Turkmenistan switch to a bizarre 3-3-2-1-1 formation.

Turkmenistan starts the half with no real intent to double the lead and Russia can’t break down the Turkmenistan defence. Long range off target shots are in frequent supply.

After 72 minutes Swinson + Chaoconov are subbed. On comes Peter Slater + Gareth Davies.

A Russian freekick in the 85th minute was easily saved by De Santiago.

Taraldo makes a vital challenge in injury time to deny Russia a run-in on goal.

FT: Turkmenistan 1 v 0 Russia

Match Overview

Player Stats

A great win for Turkmenistan and they are now so close to qualifying for the knockout stages.

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Other Group A Result: Italy 2 v 0 New Zealand

Group A Table (2/3):

1. Turkmenistan +4 6

2. Russia +3 3

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3. Italy -2 3

4. New Zealand -5 0

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As goal difference and goals scored takes precedence over results against teams in the group yet have not quite yet secured their place in the second round, but a draw against the Italians would be enough to win the group and they only need lose by less than 3 goals to guarantee second spot.

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Group B Results: Chile 2 v 3 Czech Rep

Australia 1 v 1 South Africa

Group B Table (2/3):

1. Czech Rep +1 4

2. South Africa 0 2

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3. Australia 0 2

4. Chile -1 1

Group C Results: England 2 v 1 Denmark

Brazil 0 v 2 Ivory Coast

Group C Table (2/3):

1. Ivory Coast +2 4

2. England 0 3

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3. Brazil -1 3

4. Denmark -1 1

Other Group D Result: Colombia 2 v 2 Holland

Group D Table

Plyd GD Po

1. Colombia 2 +1 4

2. Holland 2 0 2

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3. Portugal 1 0 1

4. Kyrgyzstan 1 -1 0

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The other result from Group D means that if Kyrgyzstan loses to Portugal in their forthcoming game, they are out of the World Cup. A draw or a win puts them in with a great chance of qualifying.

Just to leave it with a bit of tension, thats all for now people - more updates later this evening. icon14.gificon_biggrin.gif

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Second round should be almost certain by now. Good work team! I think Hermandinho should change his nickname to HeadMandinho icon_smile.gif

While of course those Kyrgyzi wannabees are normally beneath our notice, I do hope they'll make it: if only to eliminate the greater threat of Portugal from the cup! icon_razz.gificon_biggrin.gificon_wink.gif

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I must say, I'm worried about our match vs. Italy...

and Kyrgystan is hosed.

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Portugal v Kyrgyzstan

Fri 18th June: World Cup Group Stage

Pre Match

11 superkids start for Kyrgyzstan and Alan is captain and key man again. On the bench are Freealdinho, Lui, Ryan, George Robson + Mastinho.

My Opinion

Kyrgyzstan has to get something out of this game or will probably be out of the World Cup before its really even began. I think they can get a draw against Portugal.

Great work by Mick Bubble who sprints past 2 Portuguese defenders before crossing. The ball swerves towards goal and Ricardo makes a great save to tip it round the near post.

11 minutes gone and Halali puts in a corner from the left. Benj heads the ball and it rattles off the crossbar! Fortunately it falls straight to the feet of Azeryk who knocks in his 30th goal for Kyrgyzstan (Still not quite 21 years old either!). 0-1.

12 minutes later and the ball is played down the Portuguese right. Ronaldo outsprints Halali to the ball before crossing for Tiago at the nearpost. His shot is excellently saved by Elfdog, but the rebound is tapped in by Hugo Almeida. 1-1.

Prof Frink boots the ball upfield, Azeryk knocks it on and all of a sudden Alan has the ball and is in on goal, despite not even being in the oppositions half! After a long run in however, Ricardo pushes his shot onto the post, making a great save.

David Frketic is shown a yellow card in injury time.

HT: Portugal 1 v 1 Kyrgyzstan

Half Time Stats

Bill + Azeryk are subbed at halftime. George Robson + Ryan are brought on as Kyrgyzstan change to 4-2-1-2-1 again.

Portugal passes the ball round at the back for 30-40 seconds before the ball falls to the feet of Tiago who decides to shoot. His shot goes just wide of the left post.

Portugal continues to attack, this time Deco goes close.

Halali picks up a yellow card after 71 minutes.

After 73 minutes Birkinaldo is subbed.

Elfdog does very well to tip a header from a freekick over the bar.

Gary McNeil picks up a yellow card after 80 minutes.

Its happened again! This time with only 4 minutes to go Portugal counter attack after a rare attack by Kyrgyzstan in the 2nd half. The ball is worked down the left and is then crossed to the back post where Nani is there to tap home. 2-1.

FT: Portugal 2 v 1 Kyrgyzstan

Match Overview

Player Stats

Another late goal ruins the game for Kyrgyzstan, but more importantly knocks them out of the tournament!!!

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Group D Table (2/3):

1. Colombia +1 4

2. Portugal +1 4

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3. Holland 0 2

4. Kyrgyzstan -2 0

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Group E Results: Germany 2 v 1 Morocco

Bulgaria 0 v 1 USA

Group E Table (2/3):

1. Germany +4 6

2. USA +1 4

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3. Morocco -1 1

4. Bulgaria -4 0

Germany has qualified for the second round.

Group F Results: Switzerland 3 v 1 Mexico

France 2 v 0 Senegal

Group F Table (2/3):

1. Switzerland +3 6

2. France +2 4

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3. Mexico -1 1

4. Senegal -4 0

Switzerland has qualified for the second round.

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Week ending Sunday 20th June 2010

The 3 bids for Ulfinus Chaoconov have been rejected.

Barcelona has made an £8.25m bid for Koppers.

There are no changes in the World Rankings for any nation.

Arsenal, Liverpool, Man City and Juventus have also made £1.4m bids for Rhys Davies.

Fenerbahce and Everton have both tabled bids of around £5m for Prof Frink.

Turkus Mendieta is wanted by Racing Santander. In more news, he has declared that he has is now settled in the area of Naples.

FC Cottbus from Germany has offered to take Mastinho on loan for a season.

Beveren have made an offer to take Peter Slater on loan for a season.

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Group G Results: Cameroon 1 v 1 Sweden

Canada 0 v 2 Argentina

Group G Table (2/3):

1. Argentina +4 6

2. Sweden +2 4

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3. Cameroon -2 1

4. Canada -4 0

Argentina has qualified for the second round.

Group H Results: Spain 3 v 1 Turkey

Japan 0 v 3 Paraguay

Group H Table (2/3):

1. Spain +4 6

2. Paraguay +1 3

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3. Turkey 0 3

4. Japan -5 0

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Turkmenistan v Italy

Tues 22nd June: World Cup Group Stage

Pre Match

11 superkids start for Turkmenistan against defending champions Italy. Luke Swinson is captain and the key man is Samaras Taraldo. On the bench are Rhys & Gareth Davies, Marcus Cook + Peter Slater.

My Opinion

The toughest game of the group so far for Turkmenistan and Italy need to win with Russia virtually assured of a win against New Zealand. Will be tough for Turkmenistan, I think a narrow defeat but they could snatch a draw.

It’s happened again – 3rd game in a row that Turkmenistan is off to a flyer. An attacking throw in down the right leads to a one-two between Swinson + Dumats. Dumats crosses to Atas who volleys the ball into the net. 1-0.

A poor pass from Dumats to Hermandinho is intercepted by Pazzini, who runs in on goal before slotting it past De Santiago. 1-1 and just 8 minutes gone.

Pazzini almost gets his second after a poor pass from Libertinho, but De Santiago saves well.

Buffon makes a great save from a Gonzalez header.

Amauri is put through for Italy, but his powerful shot just goes wide of the far post.

Atas hits a powerful shot from 30 yards straight down the throat of Buffon.

HT: Turkmenistan 1 v 1 Italy

Half Time Stats

Gonzalez is subbed at halftime.

A long clearance by Buffon is flicked on by Gilardino. Amauri races onto it and slots it past De Santiago. 47 minutes gone, 1-2.

Dumats sends a freekick into the box but Hermandinho heads over the bar.

However, 2 mintues later Libertinho runs onto a Swinson corner to fire in the equaliser! 68 minutes gone and its 2-2.

Swinson + Chaoconov are then subbed off, with Slater + Gareth Davies coming onto the pitch.

75 minutes gone and Libertinho swings in a corner from the left. Peter Slater tries to head the ball but is fouled by Di Rossi. ---Penalty to Turkmenistan!--- Up steps Turkus Mendieta, but its saved and the rebound is cleared into touched.

Atas had a chance to win it in injury time but his shot is straight at Buffon.

FT: Turkmenistan 2 v 2 Italy

Match Overview

Player Stats

Selim Atas wins the MOM award

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Other Group A Result: New Zealand 0 v 0 Russia

Final Group A Table:

1. Turkmenistan +3 7

2. Russia +3 4

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3. Italy -2 4

4. New Zealand -5 1

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Turkmenistan win Group A and the World Champions Italy are out!!!

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Group B Results: Australia 3 v 2 Chile

Czech Rep 3 v 0 South Africa

Final Group B Table:

1. Czech rep +4 7

2. Australia +1 5

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3. South Africa -3 2

4. Chile -2 1

Group C Results: Denmark 0 v 1 Brazil

Ivory Coast 2 v 0 England

Group C Table:

1. Ivory Coast +4 7

2. Brazil 0 6

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3. England -2 3

4. Denmark -2 1

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So Turkmenistan will face Australia in the 2nd Round and must fancy their chances of progressing to the Quarter Finals.

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Holland v Kyrgyzstan

Weds 23rd June: World Cup Group Stage

Pre Match

11 superkids start for Kyrgyzstan. Lui replacing Elfdog in goal. The captain is Alan and the key man is Azeryk.

My Opinion

Its all about pride now for the Kyrgyzstan lads, can they prevent another whitewash at an international tournament after the Olympics in 2008. Holland are still in with a good chance of qualifying if they can win so I would expect them to nick a win here.

Lui tips over a cross come shot from Kuyt after 3 minutes. However from the corner Hofland heads the ball into the net. 1-0.

Frketic picks up a yellow card after 14 minutes.

Azeryk plays a crossfield through ball to Alan who takes a touch before passing the ball into the corner of the net. 1-1, after 27 minutes.

The rest of the half is fairly quiet.

HT: Holland 1 v 1 Kyrgyzstan

Half Time Stats

For the 3rd game in a row Bill + Azeryk are subbed at half time. On come Ryan + George Robson.

57 minutes gone and Mathijsen fouls David Frketic. Having already be shown a yellow card, he is now going for an early bath after picking up a 2nd yellow for that foul.

Kyrgyzstan decides to make a substitution to respond to this, replacing Prof Frink with Freealdinho as they go back to a 4-4-2 formation.

Birkinaldo picks up a yellow card for a late tackle.

Benj, Alan and Dirk Kuyt all have shots that go just over the bar in the next 20 minutes.

Lui makes a great diving save to his left to deny Van Nistelrooy with 3 minutes to go.

A minute later and Sneijder hits the crossbar.

The last few mintues were end to end drama as Holland pressed for the winner they needed to qualify and Kyrgyzstan counter attacking. Unfortunately nobody scored.

FT: Holland 1 v 1 Kyrgyzstan

Match Overview

Player Stats

Alan wins the MOM award.

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Other Group D Result: Portugal 1 v 1 Colombia

Final Group D Table:

1. Colombia +1 5

2. Portugal +1 5

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3. Holland 0 3

4. Kyrgyzstan -2 1

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So Kyrgyzstan at least win a point for their efforts and will have to look at this World Cup as a training exercise for the future. This nation will get to many more World Cups with these superkids in the team.

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Group E Results: Morocco 1 v 2 Bulgaria

USA 1 V 1 Germany

Final Group E Table:

1. Germany +5 7

2. USA +1 5

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3. Bulgaria -3 3

4. Morocco -2 1

Group F Results: France 2 v 0 Switzerland

Mexico 2 v 0 Senegal

Final Group F Tables:

1. France +4 7

2. Switzerland +1 6

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3. Mexico 0 4

4. Senegal -5 0

Group G Results: Argentina 0 v 1 Sweden

Cameroon 3 v 1 Canada

Final Group G Table:

1. Sweden +3 7

2. Argentina +3 6

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3. Cameroon 0 4

4. Canada -6 0

Group H Results: Paraguay 1 v 1 Spain

Turkey 3 v 0 Japan

Final Group H Table:

1. Spain +4 7

2. Turkey +3 6

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3. Paraguay +1 4

4. Japan -8 0

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That completes the Group Stages of the 2010 World Cup.

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