Good morning all. Does the gloomy weather have you reaching for another cup of coffee? Here are a few soccer stories to tide you over and help keep you awake (well, except for the third one, which may put you to sleep.)
American owners to sell Liverpool. Tom Hicks and George Gillett are reportedly ready to sell English giant Liverpool just a year after buying the club. Apparently running a soccer team was tougher than they thought it would be. Hey Tom and George, if you REALLY want to own a soccer team there is this opportunity in St. Louis you might want to take a look at.
Drama at Chelsea? Let’s face it. Chelsea wouldn’t be Chelsea without some drama. On the heels of their Carling Cup loss comes word that captain John Terry and assistant coach Hank Ten Cate nearly came to blows in training before the Carling Cup. Is it a big deal? Probably not, but manager Avram Grant’s lineup selection policy certainly has the Blues unsettled. Is he losing his grip on the team already? Has Roman Abramovich told him to shaky things up ahead of a roster makeover this summer?
Brandi wants to back in. From the "Please just let it go" department comes this sappy piece from the Star Ledger’s Frank Giase on Brandi Chastain’s desire to return to the U.S. women’s national team. For those keeping track at home, Chastain hasn’t played for the national team since 2004 and she turns 40 in July. She has approached head coach Pia Sundhage about a comeback (shockingly, Sundhage hasn’t taken her up on it.) It’s a nice idea and all but Chastain really just needs to let it go.
Liverpool fans baptize Hicks Jr. So much for a victory celebration. Tom Hicks Jr., son of Liverpool’s American owner, received some harsh treatment from Liverpool fans last week. It seems TH2 decided it was a good idea to visit the Sandon Pub, one of the most well-known gathering places for Liverpool fans near Anfield. Wrong. A beer was dumped on him and someone spit on his general direction. Is that so bad? Who hasn’t had beer thrown on them at a pub after a match? Based on the story above, Hicks Jr. won’t have to worry about unhappy Liverpool fans much longer.
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