Unprofessional Foul


August 13, 2011

Saturday Bootroom: Return of the Mack

I love the smell of an EPL Bootroom in the morning.

Breathe easy, lads and ladies. The EPL is back.

How long has it been since we felt the unbridled joy of watching EPL (suck it, Barclay’s!) matches on a lovely Saturday morn? When was the last time we awoke early, leaving our loved ones snug in their beds only to wake them up in the 37th minute with shouts of “That’s a penalty, you twat!”?

Sure, we had international friendlies, MLS, the Women’s World Cup to provide us with varying levels of excitement, but it was never the same as seeing our one true love again.

Dive right in, kids, and let the warmth of a new season wash over you.

7:45am Inverness CT vs Rangers
9:30am Wolfsburg vs Bayern München (GolTV)
9:30am Schalke 04 vs Köln
9:30am Hamburger SV vs Hertha BSC
9:30am Nürnberg vs Hannover 96
9:30am Freiburg vs Mainz 05
9:30am Hoffenheim vs Borussia Dortmund
10:00am Blackburn vs Wolves
10:00am Wigan vs Norwich (Ned’s House)
10:00am Fulham vs Aston Villa (ESPN2)
10:00am Liverpool vs Sunderland (FSC)
10:00am Queens Park Rangers vs Bolton (FSPlus)
12:00pm FC Trenkwalder Admira vs SV Mattersburg
12:00pm FK Austria Wien vs Kapfenberger SV 1919
12:30pm Newcastle United vs Arsenal (FSC)
12:30pm Borussia Monchengladbach vs Stuttgart (ESPN3.com; ESPND)
1:00pm Toulouse vs Dijon
1:00pm Olympique Lyon vs Ajaccio
1:00pm Lorient vs Bordeaux
1:00pm Stade Rennes vs PSG
1:00pm Saint-Étienne vs Nancy
1:00pm Sochaux vs Caen
3:00pm Valenciennes vs Brest
4:00pm Seattle Sounders FC vs Chivas USA (Direct Kick)
6:00pm Portugal vs Argentina (U-20 World Cup)(ESPNU)
7:00pm Toronto FC vs Real Salt Lake (Direct Kick)
7:30pm NY Red Bulls vs Chicago Fire (MSG)
7:30pm Philadelphia Union vs FC Dallas (Direct Kick)
7:30pm DC United vs Whitecaps (Direct Kick)
7:30pm Columbus Crew vs NE Revolution (Direct Kick)
8:00pm Jaguares vs Cruz Azul (ESPND)
8:00pm Tigres UANL vs América (Telemundo)
8:00pm Pachuca vs Toluca, (Telefutura)
9:00pm Mexico vs Colombia (U-20 World Cup)(ESPNU)
9:45pm Atlas vs Estudiantes Tecos (Galavision)
10:00pm Atlante vs Querétaro FC (Telefutura)
10:30pm SJ Earthquakes vs Colorado Rapids (Direct Kick)

Sweet baby Jesus, that’s a lot of football. How about a musical interlude to get you in the mood?

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  1. Wacman

    Yeah, it definitely was a penalty…he got clipped

  2. Wacman

    I love that Kevin Keegan refuses to say that it was a penalty. He’d rather go with the far more unlikely idea that Gervinho left his foot out in order to get taken down in order to win a penalty…

  3. Wacman

    Kevin Keegan is such a biased cunt lol

  4. Sarah

    The only good thing about that game was that it reaffirmed my faith in Szezcny. Also I found a new favorite soccer bar because Summers really isn’t that good. And now I might be a little drunk for work tonight. Ah well.

  5. Today was a great day, I didn’t have to start drinking at 10a.m. to calm my nerves, and pretty much everyone here is pissed off

  6. Sarah

    Oh and Joey Barton won me over this summer with his twittering about Joy Division and whatnot, but now he is back to being a total see you next tuesday.

  7. I heart Joey Barton.
    /poking bears with sticks

  8. Also, Joey Barton as a Gunner would be a good thing for arsenal.

  9. Pradajames

    I’m pissed cause Barton wont admit he lost his temper when he grabbed Gervinho. Would’ve been a really soft penalty had it been called. Gervinho embellished the contact, but Barton had no business putting his hands on him. As long as we’re re-writing history, Song should’ve been off as well.

  10. bergkampesdios

    Toothless. That is all.

  11. Ryan

    TSE, I believe the word you were looking for to describe the match was not “awful”. I think you might have been thinking “hilarious”.

  12. @Ryan: It wasn’t even hilarious. Ugh.

  13. Ryan

    Bad things happening to Arsenal are always funny.

    In MLS news, Freddy Adu hasn’t done very much in his return to MLS. 2-1 Dallas at halftime, Brek Shea with a goal in stoppage time.

  14. @Ryan: I’m watching the Philly game. It’s obvious they haven’t had any time with Adu. No chemistry yet. And both FCD goals were just shambolic by the Union.

  15. Goat

    Crew with 3 unanswered up 3-1 on Revs in the 82nd.

  16. Ryan

    So, the Sebastian Le Toux bandwagon is pretty darned empty theses days, eh?

  17. Ryan

    Surprisingly, Stéphane Auvray does not appear to be capable of solving NYRB’s woes.

  18. WhoNeedsForwards

    I feel more comfortable with my pick of QPR for dead last after today.

  19. Ryan

    Any reason Steve Cherundolo has spent both of Hannover’s matches on the bench so far? Just a rest thing?

  20. WhoNeedsForwards

    Rest and a little concern over his injury in the summer.


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