West Ham: Jaaskelainen, Reid, Nolan, Jarvis, Carroll, Vaz Te, O’Brien, Collins, Demel, Diame, O’Neil. Subs: C.Cole, Collison, Maiga, Henderson, Taylor, Noble, Pogatetz.
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Wigan: Robles, Kone, Alcaraz, McCarthy, Di Santo, Maloney, Gomez, Boyce, Beausejour, Figueroa, Scharner. Subs: Al Habsi, Caldwell, Henriquez, McManaman, McArthur, Espinoza, StamPowered by WPeMatico
With fears about his fitness for Tottenham’s crucial encounter with Manchester City on Sunday, Gareth Bale popped up on Twitter and gave 15 minutes to his followers to ask him questions.
As ever, on the social networking site, opposition fans, in this case Arsenal supporters, jumped on the bandwagon and sent some amusing Tweets to Bale, which of course were ignored.
Nevertheless, they should make Gooners and even Spurs fans chuckle, with the best of them below.
Just finished a late lunch, got 15 minutes… #AskBale GO!
— Gareth Bale (@GarethBale11) April 17, 2013
How’s your back? It can’t be easy carrying the whole spurs team all season mate #AskBale
— John NOT Terry (@BigJohnTerry) April 17, 2013
What does Tim Huddlestone eat for a snack, when he gets hungry between 2nd lunch and 1st dinner?#askbale
— REDaction Gooners (@REDactionAFC) April 17, 2013
How does it feel losing a 10pt lead again? #AskBale
— Aminul H.(@ArsenalRealm) April 17, 2013
#AskBale It must feel good not having to carry your team now, while you’re injured.
— Aminul H.(@ArsenalRealm) April 17, 2013
#AskBale when will you evolve into a human being? Or will you always ...
According to EA sports the innovations made to the gameplay make FIFA 14 the complete matchday experience.
New features include Pure shot, Real ball physics, Protect the ball, Teammate intelligence, Sprint dribble turns, Variable dribble touches, and Global scouting networks.
Check out the FIFA 14 top new features video here:
Photos of newly released FIFA 14 features:
Protect the ball:
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Eye-witness video has been sent to 101GG HQ this Wednesday showing a drunk-looking Andrey Arshavin swearing and appearing to try to pick a fight outside a London nightclub.
Arshavin, who has been on the Arsenal scrapheap for some time, is spotted staggering around a nondescript side-street accompanied by a couple of friends and a gang of interested onlookers.
At the start of the clip Arshavin is recorded swearing in Russian, and it quickly becomes apparent that the Arsenal benchwarmer was attempting to get past a balky bouncer in order to enter the club.
Arshavin’s intentions seemed plain: he wanted to get into the club in order to have it out with another reveller who had managed to piss him off.
Amid the slurry scenes, Arshavin and one of his entourage began grappling with one another as the Gunners’ foreign import insisted on getting in the building, whilst at the end of the clip Arshavin is heard shouting “fucking man!” as his efforts began to flounder.
Watch the Andrey Arshavin video below.
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Jozo Gašpar, a former Dinamo Zagreb star player in the late 1980′s and early 1990′s, has become a local laughing stock after his recent firing as coach of Croatian first league team NK Zagreb Precko.
The reason for his dismissal?
According to local reports Jozo snuck into the dressing room of FC Sparta Elektra, a team in Zagreb, who share training facilities with NK Zagreb Precko, and stole a player’s credit card.
What did Jozo do with the credit card?
He went to an off license, and proceeded to buy 36 bottles of Jagermeister, with his ill gotten gains.
Later, Jozo tried to buy more alcohol at a second store, only to find out the card was maxed out. Moreover it was at this time Jozo was caught on CCTV footage. Which lead to his arrest and subsequent firing.
An unrelated picture of Jozo:
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Electronic Arts today unveiled the new features of its FIFA 14 video game, which will be released later this year.
New features include the ability to build play through midfield, dictate the tempo of a match and create rewarding opportunities.
Here’s a video that goes into more detail:
Specifically, the new features in FIFA 14 are:
Pure Shot – Players will alter their stride pattern/angle of approach to maximize their chances of hitting the back of the net.
Real Ball Physics – All trajectories will be more realistic, whether floating crosses in to the far post, hammering volleys, drilling low shots or attempting Ronaldo-style “knuckleball” freekicks.
Protect The Ball – Exactly what is says on the tin: Players will be able to fend-off, out-muscle and jostle for position with opponents while dribbling or waiting to receive a pass into feet before using their body to turn away from any close attention.
Teammate Intelligence – Your teammates will be more logical than ever, whether going forward as a unit, tracking runs, stepping up for offside or breaking up attacks coming the other way.
Sprint Dribble Turns – Enables players ...
Fernando Torres has, once again, found some form. So once again, the whispers start. Is he back? Has 2008 Fernando Torres, with flying hair, lightning pace, and deadly finishing ability, returned for good? We should know better. We’ve only played Torres Roulette thirteen or fourteen times since the mercurial striker came to Stamford Bridge in a deadline-day betrayal in 2010.
Torres isn’t back. The Torres of old is relegated to a fleeting, euphoric memory – a memory has that driven Roman Abramovich and his managers to madness trying to revive the current Torres. Yes, Chelsea’s #9 has hit a bit of scoring form, and his supporters will points to his strong overall goal tally this season – but a glance at who Torres has scored against will tell a sad story of his overall irrelevance.
Torres has scored 20 times in 50 appearances this year for Chelsea, but Torres hasn’t scored in a big game yet. Sure, he’s hit the net against Nordsjaelland in a meaningless Champions League game, and struck against Steaua Bucharest and Rubin Kazan in the Europa League, and ...
Stoke City defender Geoff Cameron was raised in Boston and still has family in the area. When he heard about the bombing in Boston on Monday, he shared what happened next:
“I got a text message from a good friend in the States saying: ‘Have you heard about Boston? There’s been two bombings at the marathon. I switched on the news as I called mom, dad and the family to check they were alright, because some of them work downtown in Boston.
“Both my sisters run triathlons and I feared they would be running or cheering on their friends who are runners.
“It was tough seeing those graphic sights live, blood on the streets of Boston and wounded people everywhere.
“Thankfully dad answered right away and told me mom was safe and my sisters were okay too. But those few seconds waiting for dad to pick-up were the longest of my life.
“It was scary! I was angry, shocked, horrified, sad and scared at the same time. You get a text and suddenly your life is out of control for a moment and your heart ...
The battle to beat the drop in the Premier League is heating up with just five games to go; five teams all fighting for survival and just one spot left to fight for. With Reading and QPR now as good as relegated, the battle to avoid relegation couldn’t be more intense. Norwich City, Stoke City, Aston Villa, Sunderland and Wigan Athletic are all in contention. But who will be relegated in May?
Chris Hughton’s team has not looked in danger until recent weeks when their strikers have struggled to score. Norwich have shown some fight recently with a battling draw against Swansea last week and were within minutes of pulling a shock win at the Emirates to be cruelly denied by three goals in seven minutes. They have shown the fight and passion they need to avoid relegation. Norwich’s home games against Reading and Villa are crucial if they want to avoid relegation. Norwich can’t afford to leave themselves needing a win against Manchester City away on the last game of the season to avoid relegation.
If Norwich show the passion ...