Soccer Saturday: Your Running Commentary

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Sir Alex Ferguson celebrates his 70th birthday today and his Manchester United will try to give him a present in the form of a victory and sole possession of first place when the Red Devils take on struggling Blackburn today.

Manchester United pulled even with Manchester City during the most recent set of Premier League matches, but can pull ahead with a victory against a Rovers side that has endured a nightmare season under manager Steve Kean.

Several Americans will be in action in today's Premier League dominated schedule, with Clint Dempsey and Fulham taking on Zak Whitbread and Norwich City, while Brad Guzan and Aston Villa look to upset Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Brad Friedel will look to keep his stellar form for Tottenham going when Spurs take on Swansea City.

If you will be watching today's action, please feel free to share your thoughts, opinions and some play-by-play in the comments section below.

Enjoy the action.


7:15am- Fox Soccer Plus– Leicester City vs. Portsmouth

7:45am- ESPN2– Manchester United vs. Blackburn

10am- Fox Soccer Plus– Arsenal vs. Queens Park Rangers

10am-– Bolton vs. Wolves

10am- Fox Soccer Channel– Chelsea vs. Aston Villa

10am-– Norwich City vs. Fulham

10am-– Stoke City vs. Wigan

10am-– Swansea City vs. Tottenham


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37 Responses to Soccer Saturday: Your Running Commentary

  1. deepvalue says:

    Rooney’s not playing. Espn2 setting record for broadcasting most Man United vs. Bottom of table games.

  2. Ross says:

    Ives, what is the situation with Adam Henley(Blackburn)? The announcers said he was born in Knoxville, TN, but he has played for the Welsh under 19 and 21 teams.

  3. franky says:

    The only saving grace of my 6am flight with a layover is the bar in the Atlanta airport showing this match. Who cares that I have to sit in the smoking section to watch.

  4. deepvalue says:

    After a Nani foul McMan says, “i think he was just frustrated with that bad haircut he received.” On another note, Henley ran step for step with Nani early on.

  5. cajun says:

    Yep, I’m thinking a barrage of Everton games are on the horizon with Landon there though.

  6. Curtis says:

    Rebecca Lowe called SAF’s tactics in the pre-match interview and he was so surprised that she got it right. It is an interesting tactical choice. Frankly, I didn’t expect it and thought she was wrong when she suggested it. She got it perfectly right though.

  7. deepvalue says:

    Take it all back. I want to watch Man U v. Blackburn every week.

  8. Beckster says:

    This is a great game – really enjoyable and I hope JK is watching this kid Henley! He is doing really well!!! In fact, just scored a GOAL!!!

  9. Scott says:

    As an Arsenal fan that goal looks awfully familiar. Brutal by De Gea

  10. Ivan says:

    Well done, Blackburn. Without Vidic and with De Gea in goal, Manure are awful in defense. Even in the 5:0 win v. Wigan, the visiting team could and probably should have scored a couple of goals.Both Citeh and Tottenham are better than this United side, but you never know.

    Welbeck, Chicha, Carick, etc. all mediocre players.

    Happy 70th to SAF from B’burn Rovers.

    He should have retired by now!

  11. Cappy the Colon Cleansing Clown says:

    Well I’ll be damned.

  12. Frank says:

    Nice part about being at my inlaws in Mexico-4 live EPL games at 9AM CST!!!!

  13. deepvalue says:

    It was Hanley that scored the game winner but Henley earned the corner that created the goal. Confusing.

  14. Beckster says:

    What’s not confusing is that he is a left back born in Knoxville, TN!

  15. Dan in Wien says:

    Anyone have a stream for Fulham/Norwich?

  16. Caz2070 says:

    Try first row sports . tv
    all one word(no spaces)

  17. Citronomics says:

    Dang! Guzan guessed right on Drogba’s penalty but shot was hit hard and goes under him. Tough break.

  18. Scott says:

    Vermaelen is booked…when Koscielny fouled the man. Pretty embarrassing.

  19. liz says:

    The ref has been having an awful game. 2 handballs in the box, arshavin got elbowed in the face, and he books Vermaelen. all in the first half.

  20. gigi says:

    wow 70….wonder when hes going to retire from coaching.

  21. Tony in Quakeland says:

    Wolcott, you kidding me with that miss?

  22. Scott says:

    My god. He looked like a 10 year old who was thinking where am I gonna shoot and just hacked at the ball. Just awful. THANK YOU RVP!

  23. Tony in Quakeland says:

    Yup – Theo take notes. RVP three times as hard an opportunity, coolly finished

  24. Scott says:

    And Arshavin lives…amazing

  25. Tony in Quakeland says:

    Arshavin has been a nightmare. I’m not sure how much confidence we can have in him. But we can always hope

  26. Rob says:

    Hey, ESPN says that Robbie Findley went down with a “serious injury.” Anybody know what’s up?

  27. Tony in Quakeland says:

    Incredible work by RVP…horrible miss by Gevinhio. Without RVP, I’m not sure Arsenal could win the MLS East…

  28. beachbum says:

    Justice at Aston Villa? Up 2-1 late w/ Petrov goal in 83rd

  29. beachbum says:

    not AT Aston Villa, FOR AV

  30. beachbum says:

    make it 3-1. Lampard turnover in the center circle leaves Ireland straight on goal, feeds Bent…Goal

  31. Steve says:

    Up the Villa!!!! What way to see off 2011.

  32. b says:

    True and true.

  33. bottlcaps says:

    A teenage defender playing in the Premier League! Born in Knoxville Tenn, which last I looked was in the USA. Sign him up!!!

    He probably has a similar situation like Boaz Myhill who was born in Fresno, Ca. but moved to the UK when he was an infant and was capped by Wales before the US even knew about him.

    Henly has only played for the Wales U-19 and has suited up for the U-21’s, but has never had a cap with the Welch Sr. Team. So I think he would be eligible for the US team. But I think Wales would jump on this lad, he was quite composed against Man U.

  34. Steve in PDX says:

    They still have smoking sections?

  35. Wispy says:

    Didn’t see it but soccernet reported it as a “nasty looking shoulder injury” in the sixth minute.

  36. John says:

    That’s a morale clean sheet for Guzan if you ask me. And has a top keeper ever dropped form as quickly as Petr Cech?

  37. Steve C says:

    When I flew over to the UK, I had a layover in Amsterdam. They had a smoking section in their airport. It was literally a 5 foot by 5 foot box with a air filtration system in it. Most cramped quarters i’ve ever been in.