Danny's Football Bluff

November 6, 2011

Monday 7th November

A League – Melbourne Victory had two men sent off in the first half hour in their epic clash with Brisbane Roar, including their fill-in keeper Ante Covic, meaning the home side had to use their third choice keeper Lawrence Thomas, who up until that moment most fans had assumed was a visiting Dandenong High School student on work experience. With two extra players on the pitch, Brisbane dominated possession but were polite enough to keep actual shooting to a minimum. The match ended 2-2, Thomas earning his daily $5 paycheck

EPL – Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson celebrated 25 years in charge of the Red Devils on Saturday with a 1-0 win over Sunderland. Before the match, in a suprise to Ferguson, it was revealed that the North Stand at Old Trafford has been renamed the Sir Alex Ferguson stand. Fergie was clearly overwhelmed by the adulation, and stopped chewing gum for a record three seconds.

Champions League – With Barcelona, AC Milan and Real Madrid already qualified for the next round and Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United not far behind them, the Champions League is taking on a very predictable shape this year, with the exception of Group G where recent Europa winners Porto and Zenit St Petersburg are being led by Cypriot minnow Apoel FC.  This is a team whose most recent silverware was winning the 2010 Cypriot Supercup, which sounds logical until you realise that the Cypriot Supercup is actually a basketball competition.

Iran – Two footballers may face 74 lashes each after one’s  hand touched the other’s arse during goal celebrations. The two Persepolis FC players are accused of “Violating Public Chastity”. Adelaide United fans have petitioned heavily for Kevin Muscat to be  drafted to the Tehran side.

English Championship – Roy Keane is replacing Sven-Goran Erikkson the manager of Leicester City continuing the club’s heroic policy of signing managers who have not tasted any success in over a decade, Goran-Erikkson narrowly beat out Kim Beazley and the cast of The Renovators.

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