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161  Forum / FunnyHub (Jokes + Comedy) / Re: Sweet lie on: 2-05-2012 12:28 AM
Okay.. Good question..Now, who has the answer?
162  Forum / FunnyHub (Jokes + Comedy) / Re: the madman on: 2-05-2012 12:24 AM
 Huh? Huh?
163  Forum / Sports / Mourinho and Real on Brink of Glory on: 2-05-2012 12:16 AM
Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho on Tuesday reaffirmed his desire to win the league title in each of Europe's major nations as he stands on the verge of leading Real Madrid to glory in La Liga.

"We still have to win the title, which is the hardest thing to do. But we will do it," said the Portuguese, who has won titles in his homeland with Porto, in England with Chelsea and in Italy with Inter Milan.

"I am not a big man for parties and celebrations, but I have never hidden the fact that one of my objectives was to win the three most important leagues in Europe: England, Italy and Spain."

Mourinho is on the brink of winning La Liga in his second season in Spain.

Real are seven points clear of reigning champions Barcelona with three games remaining, so a win away to Athletic Bilbao on Wednesday night will see them win the title for the first time since 2008.

Facing the Basque side at their San Mames home is never easy, but Mourinho is confident that his side can get the result they need.

"I really like playing in Bilbao. It is a proper football stadium, where the fans get right behind their team and make it very tough for the away side.

"But any team, like mine, that likes football and the pressure that goes with it will enjoy themselves there."

Mourinho has left most of the talking in recent times to his assistant Aitor Karanka but he took the opportunity of this rare appearance in front of the media to give his opinion on the departure of Pep Guardiola from his role as coach of Barcelona.

Guardiola said weariness was one of the main reasons for his decision to leave the Camp Nou after four successful years, and Mourinho could not resist having a little dig at his arch-enemy.

"The most important thing is that he is happy. I have been a coach for the last 12 years without stopping and the only time I feel worn out is in June when I have no games.

"But everyone is different and the most important thing is that he is happy."

The 49-year-old also denied that he is trying to force Zinedine Zidane out of his role as First Team Director of Football, as reported by the Spanish press.

"If you ask me to my face, the answer is simple: it's a lie," Mourinho said to a journalist who had asked if there was any truth to the speculation
164  Forum / Sports / Hodgson Enters As England Begin New Era on: 2-05-2012 12:01 AM
The Football Association's case for Roy Hodgson's defence was well-prepared as chairman David Bernstein stood by the only man seriously considered to be the new England manager.

Bernstein backed the process which, to widespread surprise, ignored Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp and led to the FA's four-man selection panel appointing West Bromwich Albion head coach Hodgson on a four-year contract.

Hodgson himself accepted his arrival at Wembley had not been a cause for widespread rejoicing across the land - but if he was knocked out of his stride by the mixture of apathy and antipathy that has greeted him in some quarters he disguised it in a sure-footed first performance.

And if there was any danger of Redknapp being the spectre at Hodgson's Wembley feast, the emphatic support of Bernstein and the FA's director of football development Sir Trevor Brooking went a long way towards banishing it.

Bernstein was in possession of Hodgson's Unique Selling Point and it was never knowingly undersold. The 64-year-old was the first England manager to take the post with previous international experience, in this case with Switzerland, Finland and the United Arab Emirates. The message was rammed home repeatedly that here was someone the FA regarded as a man of pedigree.

It may not be enough to convince those who doubt Hodgson but it was a key component in the FA's explanation for its decision, made a month ago, to make him their sole target and appoint him on a four-year deal.

Bernstein was not dodging the obvious dangers of refusing to bow to populist opinion but could not have been more strident in his conviction that all discussions that had led to "our favoured man" sitting at his left-hand side in a heavily populated Wembley media theatre had been concluded highly satisfactorily.

"One of the most important decisions a chairman and board can make is the appointment of a manager," said Bernstein. "I won't have too many stabs at this. I hope this is my only appointment as that would be a great sign of success.

"We stand and fall together on this. There were easier appointments but it shows the level of confidence that we went for this appointment, understanding all the issues."
Bernstein knows the price on the Hodgson ticket. If he fails the FA fails. If Hodgson slips, the decision-making process that led to his appointment will be subjected to forensic scrutiny.

This was not the day for that. This was a day for the FA's fresh start and to join Hodgson in presenting their new manager in the best possible light. This initial mission was accomplished. The opening skirmish to win the hearts and minds of those sceptical about him was successfully and skilfully negotiated by all parties.

Hodgson is the man that will make Bernstein and his colleagues "stand and fall together" - and all will have been happy with an assured and positive showing demonstrating his experience as he dealt with a succession of items his sixth sense would have told him would appear on the opening agenda.

The questions read like Hodgson's "England To Do List".

Hodgson expressed "empathy not sympathy" for Redknapp at missing out, revealed he would speak to John Terry and Rio Ferdinand after the Chelsea captain was charged with racially abusing his brother Anton, which he denies.

Wayne Rooney will be going to Euro 2012 despite missing the opening two games through suspension, his failure at Liverpool was a matter for his past and Hodgson swerved neatly around the issue of whether Steven Gerrard, his captain throughout a 191-day nightmare at Anfield, would adopt the same role with England.

Backroom staff can wait and while the new development centre at Burton will be graced by Hodgson's presence when required, his main focus was on the shop window, England's senior team, as opposed to the goods at the back.

In a phrase used to describe the rationale behind the FA's move for Hodgson, boxes were there to be ticked as he moved through the issues. Some got the tick and others were left blank.

At some stages Hodgson's opening media briefing almost took on the guise of a courtroom appearance - "all I can do is refer you to my previous answer" - but it was conducted in a civilised manner free from hostility and with a refreshingly positive approach from England's new manager.

Indeed, there seemed to be a genuine air of hope that Hodgson would be a success despite his underwhelming early reception, which had mellowed markedly by the time he took to the podium at Wembley.

There should be no criticism of those question Hodgson's appointment - it is allowed after all - but in all areas he was accompanied by a hope he would get a fair chance, which he must.

Impressively among this composed display, he refused to hide behind the obvious shield of a shortage of preparation time should his first mission end in failure in Poland and Ukraine this summer. Hodgson admitted he would be bitterly disappointed if England failed to get out of the group stage.

No serious attempt was made at expectation management by coming in low.
By the end of the formal introductions Redknapp's shadow was in retreat. Hodgson also addressed the question raised here after the FA's approach was revealed on Sunday night.

If he paid the price for not being Kenny Dalglish at Liverpool, would he suffer for not being Harry Redknapp with England?

"Of course I'd have to be on another planet not to be aware of that situation," he said. "There is also one major difference between my time at Liverpool and being offered the job of England manager.

"The people at Liverpool who appointed me didn't have a chance to stay very long and others took over the club. The FA had a lot of time to decide which candidate they wanted to do the job and I'm happy it was me."

FA chairman Bernstein and his selection cohorts Brooking, general secretary Alex Horne and Club England managing director Adrian Bevington, as well as the organisation's "favoured man" - left to smiles and the accompaniment of flashbulbs. The united front was an impressive one as another new England era began under Roy Hodgson.

Tottenham Fans Will Be So Relieved Right Now

Do You Believe With Hodgson In Charge, England Could Become a Force To Be Reckoned With In World Football Once Again? Have Your Say..
165  Forum / Sports / Weird! Vidic Bangs Head Against a Pole Then Apologizes on: 1-05-2012 11:57 PM
I just cannot stop laughing after watching this for the first couple of times... The captain hits his head mistakenly against the pole and surprisingly apologizes. Now, my question is APOLOGIZING TO WHO NEMANJA? Or maybe he was trying to practice Vincent Kompany's feat that saw manchester city take the lead just before the halftime whistle...

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166  Forum / Sports / Guardiola Exit Changes Nothing - Mourinho on: 1-05-2012 11:43 PM
Pep Guardiola's decision to step down as Barcelona coach at the end of the season will change nothing for Real Madrid, Guardiola's Real counterpart and bitter rival Jose Mourinho said on Tuesday.

In his first public comments since Guardiola announced on Friday he was taking a sabbatical, Mourinho, whose Real side are on the brink of taking Barca's La Liga crown, said the decision should be respected and even sent his adversary a hug.

“The Guardiola case is a personal decision,” Mourinho told a news conference a day before Real play at Athletic Bilbao, when victory would wrap up their first domestic league title in four years with two games to play.

“It's his, he is the one who knows, he is the one who knows why, he is the one who has to comment on it, he is the one who has to do what makes him happiest at any given time,” the 49-year-old former Inter Milan, Chelsea and Porto manager added.

“I have been a coach for 12 years and for me I will be annoyed in June when I don't have any matches as I will miss training and playing, playing and training.

“But everyone is the way they are and you have to respect and accept that and hope that they really do find enjoyment because the most important thing in life is to enjoy it.

“If for him enjoying life means withdrawing from football for a while then so be it and I send him a hug.”

It was an unusually conciliatory performance from the normally combative Portuguese, who has a habit of getting under the skin of the club where he was an assistant coach when Guardiola was a player in the late 1990s.

Matches between the two sides since Mourinho arrived in 2010 have often been torrid affairs, when the sumptuous football on display has been overshadowed by brawling and accusations of refereeing bias and racist abuse.

Mourinho famously poked the man Barca have tapped to replace Guardiola, his long-term assistant Tito Vilanova, in the eye during a melee at the start of this season.

At a later news conference, Guardiola thanked Mourinho for his comments and said his decision to quit had nothing to do with the Portuguese.

“The fatigue I feel after these years is not due to Mourinho,” the 41-year-old said.

“He is not even responsible for one percent. Mourinho does not tire you out, it tires you out winning so much.”

Mourinho was asked whether Guardiola's departure, after four years and 13 titles including two Champions Leagues triumphs and three La Liga crowns, would benefit Real.

He also appeared to confirm he would stay on next season amid speculation he might leave two years into a four-year deal.

“I don't know why it would benefit us,” Mourinho said.

“Real Madrid is Real Madrid, Real Madrid will continue along its own path, Real Madrid has its own decisions to make.

“My decision to continue at Real Madrid has nothing to do with who is the coach of any other team.

“It doesn't appear to me that Barcelona has people on its board of directors without talent, quite the opposite.

“If they have decided that Vilanova is the ideal person to be the next coach for sure they are doing it with conviction.”

Mourinho said Real would continue to respect Barcelona as they had always done.

“Knowing with absolute certainty that next season, however much our other (La Liga) opponents improve, Barcelona will be our great rival for the Spanish title,” he said.

“For us it changes nothing.”

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167  Forum / The Buzz Central / Re: Evangelist Eucharia Anunobi Fights Pastor Inside Church Over Sermon Topic on: 1-05-2012 08:35 PM
168  Forum / FunnyHub (Jokes + Comedy) / Re: U Ask him on: 30-04-2012 07:27 PM
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169  Forum / FunnyHub (Jokes + Comedy) / Re: Nice English on: 30-04-2012 07:27 PM
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170  Forum / FunnyHub (Jokes + Comedy) / Re: HIV on: 30-04-2012 07:26 PM
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171  Forum / FunnyHub (Jokes + Comedy) / Re: BREAKING NEWS FROM IRAN (Page 2) on: 30-04-2012 07:25 PM
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172  Forum / FunnyHub (Jokes + Comedy) / Re: hiv2 on: 30-04-2012 07:24 PM
173  Forum / FunnyHub (Jokes + Comedy) / Re: 3 tortoise friends on: 30-04-2012 07:22 PM
Hahahaha. My joke of the day.. chummyli thumbs up jur.. but no too happy oh.    Wink
174  Forum / FunnyHub (Jokes + Comedy) / Re: Centre for disease control on: 30-04-2012 07:18 PM
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175  Forum / FunnyHub (Jokes + Comedy) / Re: 3MEN (Page 2) on: 30-04-2012 07:17 PM
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176  Forum / FunnyHub (Jokes + Comedy) / Re: MILKING MACHINE (Page 2) on: 30-04-2012 07:14 PM
177  Forum / FunnyHub (Jokes + Comedy) / Re: Is 50cent not merciful ? (Page 5) on: 30-04-2012 07:14 PM
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178  Forum / FunnyHub (Jokes + Comedy) / Re: Happy weekend Estheraremu (Page 5) on: 30-04-2012 07:13 PM
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179  Forum / FunnyHub (Jokes + Comedy) / Re: biology exams on: 30-04-2012 07:12 PM
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180  Forum / FunnyHub (Jokes + Comedy) / Re: GIRL'S FIRST TIME on: 30-04-2012 07:12 PM
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