Recent Comments by sauril

Are You Ready for Some Football?

boy am I sucking ass this year. already... although short week, and berbatov having two games should help...

posted by sauril at 05:44 PM on August 22, 2006

It's never too early to start Spofi's Fantasy EPL!

I'm back as Sauril's Wideboys. This year I hope to actively participate...

posted by sauril at 05:51 PM on July 24, 2006

RoboStick pulls hair to score goal

Brazil? You should have seen Argentina this morning... I was at the pub yesterday watching the game, and it was agonizing...

posted by sauril at 12:22 PM on June 16, 2006

Get ready to dislike America

Drood, Canada's a great place to be for watching the world cup! Every game is on basic cable (either TSN or Sportsnet), sometimes twice, and even The Score has jumped on the bandwagon (although you have to put up with their idiot 'reporters'). I'm thoroughly looking forward to the World Cup, and kinda wishing I was unemployed like last time.... And hockey's over soon...

posted by sauril at 05:21 PM on June 06, 2006

Secret Signals.

I used to ref when I was a teenager. It was an easy way to make some spare cash, and while I never reffed at that high a level, the sprinting towards the center on a score was something that we were taught... Now the clenched fist thing, that explains a lot.

posted by sauril at 10:27 AM on May 30, 2006

Rooney may only play as early as World Cup second round

And don't forget the conspiracy theory! Alex Ferguson just fired ManU's doctor. No FA member will be there for the scan, and Ferguson doesn't want Rooney to go. Crazy stuff...

posted by sauril at 01:17 PM on May 25, 2006

Champions of Europe!

holden, all of us at the pub were saying exactly the same thing. What a waste of time...

posted by sauril at 10:04 AM on May 18, 2006

Champions of Europe!

The foul was outside the box, so no penalty, but a clear red card. I too was disappointed he didn't play advantage. It would have been nice to see some more 11 on 11 with Arsenal attacking and Barca coming back on the break. And that foul that led to Arsenal's goal was a blatant dive - he didn't even get touched... fun game to watch as a neutral, though.

posted by sauril at 05:50 PM on May 17, 2006

Meet Theo Walcott of Arsenal Reserves... and England

Someone above mentioned Scott Parker. He's got 'glandular fever', which as I understand is the same as Mononucleosis. He isn't going to be playing for a while...

posted by sauril at 11:26 AM on May 09, 2006

Tottenham Not So Hotspur

That's life as a Spur's fan, I guess.... It might not be that bad for them, though. If they entered the CL qualifier with no points in Europe (as Everton did this year), they could have been drawn against a Spanish or Italian 3rd or 4th team for the qualifiers, and then miss out on Europe alltogether except for 2 games. Now, they get the UEFA cup, will hopefully have a good run, gain some experience and points, and have a run at it again next year...

posted by sauril at 12:46 PM on May 08, 2006

Getting excited about the World Cup yet?

I'm fired up for it already...and have a bit of conundrum. If England come 2nd in their group, then I will be getting married the day they play. I have a feeling that half my family would be late...

posted by sauril at 11:04 AM on March 29, 2006

Why the Leafs Stink

Ha! Looks like it, doesn't it. I remember going to the Forum when I was a little kid and seeing them smoke on the BENCH!

posted by sauril at 11:02 AM on March 29, 2006

January transfer window closes with few surprises.

Robbie Fowler.... Danny Murphy is just confusing. Because Spurs need another central midfielder.

posted by sauril at 01:10 PM on February 01, 2006

Gerrard to leave Liverpool (finally)?

Radio 5 says that Barca offered 37m. Holy Crap that's a lot of money. Personally, I'm sad to see him go, but for that kind of cash...

posted by sauril at 03:52 PM on July 05, 2005

Gerrard to leave Liverpool (finally)?

He put in a transfer request.... He's leaving.,1563,1521825,00.html

posted by sauril at 10:33 AM on July 05, 2005

Last one in: West Ham!

And in other, older but similar news, my old hometown Southend has been promoted to League One (fka Division Three) for the first time in almost forever! Wohoo!

posted by sauril at 04:33 PM on May 31, 2005

Last one in: West Ham!

worldcup: Charlton and Palace are also both London teams.

posted by sauril at 03:31 PM on May 31, 2005


What and incredible game! My girlfriend was all ready to leave the pub at halftime, and she decided to stay just long enough to finish her pint. By the time it was done, it was 3-2. Mian definitely had the better chances and more of the game, but Liverpool still wins. Wow.

posted by sauril at 06:42 PM on May 25, 2005

EPL Fantasy Football Winner - Squealy!

Nice job, Neil! Thanks for a fun season everyone.

posted by sauril at 09:21 PM on May 16, 2005

EPL Fantasy League Week 37

congrats squealy! last year I sort of forgot about the whole league a couple of weeks in. this year I paid attention for most of it...

posted by sauril at 10:56 AM on May 16, 2005

Mal Glazer 1 Man Utd 0

I was just about to post this. I've heard that Glazer is up to 300m in hock because of this deal. If he gets 75% of the shares, it means that he can then transfer that debt to the club and de-list it from the stock market. I see 2 ways that this can go. 1. He's a successful sports franchise owner and businessman. He'll find a way to expand the United brand into the US and all debt will be paid off easily. He keeps buying good players and United challenge for the top spot for the next long while 2. He sells players to finance the debt. United miss out on CL revenue and pull a Leeds. As much as I don't like ManYoo, I would hate for them to be sold off as parts as an aging billionaire's plaything. All in all, it's weird, I don't really see what he's getting out of it.

posted by sauril at 02:58 PM on May 12, 2005

EPL Fantasy League Week 37

holy crap! I'm a-holding on to second by a thread! and what the hell? 7-0! I think everton was still hung over from the celebrations!

posted by sauril at 12:03 PM on May 12, 2005

EPL Fantasy League Week 36

you're currently 20 point ahead of me! I highly doubt I'm catching you in 1 week and 2 extra games... especially with the trades I'm going to have to do just to field 11 players... grrrr...

posted by sauril at 12:24 PM on May 10, 2005

EPL Fantasy League Week 36

it's tight at the top! I think it's going to come down to who plays...

posted by sauril at 02:53 PM on May 05, 2005

EPL Fantasy League Week 34

Luck luck luck will hopefully be coming to me. I dropped Crouch as i heard he was injured, and then tried to put him back in after I heard Duff wouldn't be playing after all. The subs order was generated automatically. squealy, i have no idea if that was a goal or not, but if it wasn't called, it should have been a penalty and a red card to Cech, although I suspect that ref would have chickened out and gone with a yellow. How Carvahlo escaped without getting booked is beyond me. Garcia probably should have been booked too...

posted by sauril at 02:12 PM on May 04, 2005

Match of the Season.

I really have to see if I can weasel a 2 hour lunch Wednesday to see this game...

posted by sauril at 01:52 PM on April 25, 2005

EPL Fantasy League Week 34

'zactly. and drunks like me.

posted by sauril at 09:58 AM on April 22, 2005

EPL Fantasy League Week 34

that's bad, squealy. I've had some fuck ups like that so far this year, too. like leaving a two-game-playing, 9-point-getting defender on the bench while i left in someone who didn't play a few weeks ago. duuhhh...

posted by sauril at 02:13 PM on April 21, 2005

EPL Fantasy League Week 34

w00t! 5 points from the top! And it would have been closer if they hadn't changed Fowler's goal to an own goal...

posted by sauril at 10:49 AM on April 21, 2005

EPL Fantasy League, Week 32

Single digit point totals? Ouch. I thought I'd be hosed in this round....

posted by sauril at 05:23 PM on April 18, 2005

EPL Fantasy League, Week 32

Ha! I'm catching up squealy, 1 point at a time. Although at this rate, we'll be in the bottom half by the time that happens...

posted by sauril at 11:40 AM on April 11, 2005

EPL Fantasy League Week 29.

squealy, looking at our respective teams, I have to think that you're in the driver's seat. My forward line pales in comparison to yours, and with Henry out that game week, I'll only have one playing. Most of my midfield is out as well, and my defence has been a little suspect lately... We'll see I guess.

posted by sauril at 12:01 PM on April 06, 2005

EPL Fantasy League Week 29.

thanks for the heads up. I need to pay attention to that stuff. no newcastle then either I guess.... So if anyone had bowyer, I wonder if they awarded negative points...

posted by sauril at 07:01 PM on April 04, 2005

EPL Fantasy League Week 29.

I sold hasselbaink after reading that he was gone for the rest of the season. grrrrr... epl fantasy status is so often wrong that I usually ignore it.

posted by sauril at 04:14 PM on March 21, 2005

EPL Fantasy League Week 29.

It's crowded at the top! only 11 points separate 1st and 3rd...

posted by sauril at 03:23 PM on March 18, 2005

Real Madreadful.

That's most definitely not true, blarp, as I remember Giggs getting at the beginning of last year. I don't know what happened to Beckham, he used to be a skilled attacking footballer, but I think he started to believe the hype, and generally plays for the foul and free kick now. As for Real, I'm happy to see them lose. I always hate the "buy all the talent" teams.

posted by sauril at 12:19 PM on March 17, 2005

EPL Fantasy League Week 27

I watched the game live-to-me at 7pm on TSN. It was tough to not know the scores, but actually doing work helped...

posted by sauril at 11:24 AM on March 10, 2005

EPL Fantasy League Week 27

caught the last 25 minutes or so. it really did look like carvahlo held the Barca goalie on the last goal. I'd be pissed off too. Anyone know how the next round works? Is it a re-draw, or is the path to the finals already done?

posted by sauril at 12:14 PM on March 09, 2005

EPL Fantasy League Week 27

I moved this weekend, and messed up. I meant to include him.

posted by sauril at 05:23 PM on March 08, 2005

The men in black: unloved and under pressure.

One thing I don't understand about football refs in Europe is the fact that they are amateurs. If your wage bill is hundreds of thousands of dollars a week, surely you can afford to pay the refs a decent salary so they can concentrate on that, and not feeding their family.

posted by sauril at 10:37 AM on March 02, 2005

whoops. I just realized that it's which is currently down.

posted by sauril at 12:50 PM on February 16, 2005

this is a cool site, and I think I posted about it in a lockerroom thread a while ago. has premiership highlights, but has been down for a while.

posted by sauril at 12:48 PM on February 16, 2005

EPL Fantasy League Week 25

no kidding. points before Henry: 33 points after Henry: 65 the leader now has Henry :P

posted by sauril at 05:13 PM on February 14, 2005

EPL Fantasy League Week 25

only 250 points to go!

posted by sauril at 06:44 PM on February 07, 2005

EPL Fantasy League Week 25

I'm done, I think. I've been away for the last couple of weeks, and wasn't following, so... top 3 is my goal...

posted by sauril at 05:20 PM on February 03, 2005

EPL transfer window closes.

Brum just signed Pandiani on loan. That's quite the coup...

posted by sauril at 10:45 AM on February 01, 2005

EPL Fantasy League Week 23

woah. how did I get 60 points without Henry getting anything, without my goalie getting a shutout? ahhhh. wright-philips and Lampard.

posted by sauril at 02:44 PM on January 17, 2005

EPL Fantasy League Week 22

I missed my time in the sun! After week 20 I was up top, only to have two terrible weeks in a row. Time for some rejigging I think.

posted by sauril at 12:31 PM on January 05, 2005

EPL Fantasy League Week 18

9 points from the top!

posted by sauril at 11:10 AM on December 21, 2004

EPL Fantasy League Week 16

2-1 final score. 2 "thanks for showing up" points... still, not a bad week.

posted by sauril at 05:15 PM on December 20, 2004


what Dr John said... I've already given up. fuck'em all. Even when they do come back, they're not going to solve the all-clutch all-the-time issue that has crept up.

posted by sauril at 12:38 PM on December 20, 2004

EPL Fantasy League Week 16

11 points from the top, and I have someone playing today! I can't believe Henry only got 2 points against Portsmouth...

posted by sauril at 12:36 PM on December 20, 2004

EPL Fantasy League Week 16

woohoo!what a week. the magic 6 point crystal palace defender substitution is what did it. I am now closer to 1st than 4th!

posted by sauril at 11:49 AM on December 17, 2004

EPL Fantasy Week 15

it is. It's been around for a while, I think.

posted by sauril at 10:53 AM on December 02, 2004

EPL Fantasy Week 15

I think the stench is his team selection, really...

posted by sauril at 11:03 AM on December 01, 2004

EPL Fantasy Week 15

suuuuuure you will. I believe you. You're already settling for 3rd and you're not gonna get even that.

posted by sauril at 04:14 PM on November 30, 2004

EPL Fantasy League Week 14

some videos of the goals... Don't spread it around too much

posted by sauril at 02:12 PM on November 29, 2004

FoxSportsWorld Fox Soccer Channel

That's what I figured Bill... right now I haver a 20 year old tv and peasant-vision (aka rabbit ears) and I'm fine with it. FSW is only on digital cable and would cost me ~$90/month plus set up. forget that.

posted by sauril at 05:33 PM on November 27, 2004

FoxSportsWorld Fox Soccer Channel

If they're not just on digital cable here (like FSW is) then this could get me to actually spring for cable.

posted by sauril at 04:05 PM on November 27, 2004

Harry's off.

Strachan was out last year, it was Sturrock who left this year... It sounds like a bit of clash between Redknapp and the chairman I think.

posted by sauril at 04:28 PM on November 24, 2004