July 30, 2006

Sorry- probably not worth of a locker room post all to itself (treat this as a link dump from here I guess), and definitely not worth an FPP, but I know a lot of you yankee soccer nuts need some of this in your life. I saw an open air screening in Oxford on Friday night that was introduced by the co-director. There was a clip of Carlos Alberto scoring a 35 yard one-on-one with the keeper (as they had in the NASL instead of penalties) to keep the Cosmos in the title race. The crowd in the park (30 years after the event) applauded like he'd just won the World Cup for England.

posted by JJ at 05:37 PM on July 30, 2006

Thanks, JJ, I just heard about this movie and faintly remember being a Cosmos fan as a 7-year-old soccer-playing kid in the NYC suburbs. Seems like a dream now that soccer was ever that popular in urban America. p.s. I'll be in London next week and want to go to either Chelsea's match v. Celtic on Wed the 9th or the Queens Park-Leeds match on Tue. the 8th. I'm having the darndest time figuring out how to get tickets. I can't find any ticket info for the Queens Park game, and tickets for the Chelsea game seem to only be available to season-ticket members. Any suggestions? Will I do better in person next week? Can I go to a broker office or something? Thanks.

posted by msacheson at 09:26 PM on July 31, 2006

That looks....AWESOME!!

posted by StarFucker at 11:10 PM on July 31, 2006

It's a good film, although for a while my abiding memory of it was not Pele, or Beckenbauer, or any other great player, but the full frontal nude photos of one of the other players. I think I've gotten over it though :) (My review if you're interested)

posted by Fence at 05:25 AM on August 01, 2006

but the full frontal nude photos of one of the other players that wouldn't happen to be the infamous shep messing photo, would it?

posted by goddam at 07:45 AM on August 01, 2006

It would - but stop talking about it now - just... stop.

posted by JJ at 10:59 AM on August 01, 2006

msacheson - the absence of any better ideas, phone Chelsea and ask them how you can get tickets: +44 (0)20 7385 5545.

posted by JJ at 11:07 AM on August 01, 2006

Ah, Shep.

posted by chicobangs at 11:25 AM on August 01, 2006

Chelsea v Celtic tickets will not go on general sale according to Chelsea's website. All go to season ticket holders and members. QPR v Leeds is a different matter: QPR v Leeds United Tuesday 8th August 2006 Kick Off 8:00pm Tickets are now on General Sale and available in all areas QPR ticket office is here. Alternatively Telephone Credit Card bookings can be made direct to the Box Office Monday - Friday 9:00am-5:00pm on 0870 112 1967 (2.00 per transaction will apply). The prices are available here. A generic username/password that should work for all Premium TV sites is latest/latest.

posted by squealy at 12:40 PM on August 01, 2006

Probably should have been clearer there - Premium TV runs all the Premiership club websites and some of the lower league club sites, including QPR's.

posted by squealy at 12:59 PM on August 01, 2006

A generic username/password that should work for all Premium TV sites is latest/latest. Good to know. Thanks. I learned something today!

posted by blarp at 02:14 PM on August 01, 2006

JJ, squealy, thanks for the info! So, as a one-time shot, should I go for lower prices and power profile of QPR or pay a broker/scalper what I might have to for the Chelsea match? Which would you suggest?

posted by msacheson at 10:50 PM on August 01, 2006

The Chelsea game is a pre-season friendly and the QPR game is a competitive league game. I'd choose the latter especially with a big team like Leeds involved who normally have a big travelling support to add to the atmosphere. Btw, scalper translates as (ticket) tout in England.

posted by squealy at 03:28 AM on August 02, 2006

msacheson, where's our match report with pictures?

posted by squealy at 04:29 AM on August 09, 2006

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