11/9 Howard: Man Utd @ Liverpool {R}

Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad' started by babytiger2001, Nov 9, 2003.

  1. babytiger2001

    babytiger2001 New Member

    Dec 29, 2000
    Melbourne
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Timmy apt to start in a battle between two Premiership rivals who need no introduction to one another.

    Debatedly, Liverpool need the game worse than do the Red Devils, lying in eighth place currently but could go as high as fifth should they win at Anfield.

    Man Utd are third right now, but could leapfrog Chelsea for second with a win.

    TV-wise, live on Fox Sports World in the USA, 1:45 p.m. kickoff locally, so that makes it (and correct me if I'm wrong) 8:45 a.m. ET/5:45 a.m. PT.

    The game's also live across Australia at 11:30-ish Melbourne time on Fox Sports 1, but I likely won't be able to get to it since (a) I don't have that channel on my cable system at home and (b) while it's on the cable system at work, chances are I won't be able to get around to it as we're trying to put the Monday paper to bed here. So I'll have to rule myself out from doing the PbP, for such a vital match. :(

    And as I'm at work right now, I'll endeavour to do the news round-up, but I'll toss in the articles whenever I can.
     
  2. Treetaliano

    Treetaliano Member

    Jun 29, 2002
    San Diego
    Is there any scenario possible where they could both lose? :confused:
     
  3. babytiger2001

    babytiger2001 New Member

    Dec 29, 2000
    Melbourne
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    * * *I'm William, and here's the news* * *


    A couple of different articles about Tim Howard in there.

    And mind you, that's an incomplete list of all articles above. I'm at work, so I don't have access to my bookmarks, so I'm operating off of memory.

    If anyone else has any other pre-game links and wants to post them, go for it. I'm particularly interested in what the official team sites are saying, as well as the local papers in Manchester and Liverpool.
     
  4. babytiger2001

    babytiger2001 New Member

    Dec 29, 2000
    Melbourne
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Hope for a nil-all draw, I guess.

    kind of like I picked in someone's EPL prediction league contest;)
     
  5. ScouseCat

    ScouseCat New Member

    Jan 10, 2003
    Melbourne, Australia
    Is that the same prediction league where I'm beating you by 30+ points mate?? ;)

    How about Liverpool 1-0 with Man Utd scoring an own goal which is not Howard's fault?? :D

    "You'll Never Walk Alone"
     
  6. babytiger2001

    babytiger2001 New Member

    Dec 29, 2000
    Melbourne
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That would be the one... no comment.

    Sounds like another kind of moral victory... for some on this board.

    Mind you, I've run out of smilies on this post.
     
  7. footyfreak007

    footyfreak007 BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Aug 9, 2003
    Richmond, VA
    Check your PM, babytiger.
     
  8. babytiger2001

    babytiger2001 New Member

    Dec 29, 2000
    Melbourne
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I will, in a minute. Just sped home from the office, and I hope that the taxi driver didn't break any speed laws in doing so. But hey, if there are no Victorian police around, are speed limits actually broken?

    But hey, get me any of those female cops from "Blue Heelers"... I'll try to flirt my way out of a ticket. :D

    OK, Aussie references aside...

    Anyone got lineups yet?
     
  9. babytiger2001

    babytiger2001 New Member

    Dec 29, 2000
    Melbourne
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  10. Captain Splarg

    Apr 25, 1999
    Pacific Grove, CA
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    anyone doing PbP or should i do it?
     
  11. babytiger2001

    babytiger2001 New Member

    Dec 29, 2000
    Melbourne
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Go for it. I can't get the game here. :(
     
  12. babytiger2001

    babytiger2001 New Member

    Dec 29, 2000
    Melbourne
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'll go dig up the lineups.

    And if anyone from the cable company I'm subscribing with in Ballarat is lurking in, please, for the love of what's right and good, add Fox Sports 1 & 2, stat. Damn, even add Fox Sports World from the USA, fr good measure as well.

    Not happy right now. :(
     
  13. babytiger2001

    babytiger2001 New Member

    Dec 29, 2000
    Melbourne
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Timmy starts.

    Lineups...

    LIVERPOOL
    1. Jerzy Dudek
    3. Steve Finnan
    25. Igor Biscan
    4. Sami Hyypia
    21. Djimi Traore
    9. El Hadji Diouf
    13. Danny Murphy
    17. Steven Gerrard
    11. Vladimir Smicer
    8. Emile Heskey
    7. Harry Kewell

    Subs
    22. Chris Kirkland (GK)
    15. Salif Alassane Diao
    18. John Arne Riise
    20. Anthony Le Tallec
    24. Florent Sinama Pongolle

    MANCHESTER UNITED
    14. Tim Howard
    2. Gary Neville
    5. Rio Ferdinand
    27. Mikael Silvestre
    22. John O'Shea
    25. Quinton Fortune
    3. Phil Neville
    16. Roy Keane
    11. Ryan Giggs
    10. Ruud van Nistelrooy
    21. Diego Forlan

    Subs
    13. Roy Carroll (GK)
    7. Cristiano Ronaldo
    8. Nicky Butt
    19. Eric Djemba-Djemba
    24. Darren Fletcher
     
  14. pething101

    pething101 Member

    Jul 31, 2001
    Smyrna, Ga
    Club:
    West Ham United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    No Owen. That might make Howard's day a bit easier.
     
  15. Captain Splarg

    Apr 25, 1999
    Pacific Grove, CA
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    just a bit, but they should be able to do it with the team they have, barring some amazing goalkeeping display
     
  16. babytiger2001

    babytiger2001 New Member

    Dec 29, 2000
    Melbourne
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Still, Howard needs a bit more of a challenge than he's been getting lately in Premiership matches.

    This game should provide exactly that, Owen or no Owen.
     
  17. Captain Splarg

    Apr 25, 1999
    Pacific Grove, CA
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    i'll be starting the PbP a min or two into the match... I'm just waiting for the TV to become available...
     
  18. Captain Splarg

    Apr 25, 1999
    Pacific Grove, CA
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    we join now in the 10'th min with the score 0-0 and Man U looking the better side by all accounts
     
  19. Captain Splarg

    Apr 25, 1999
    Pacific Grove, CA
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    mostly a midfield battle now, with liverpool slightly with the advantage.


    Smicer carves the Man U defence, but his sqaure ball across the goal isn't good enough (just behind Heskey), and is cleared.


    13'th min, 0-0
     
  20. Captain Splarg

    Apr 25, 1999
    Pacific Grove, CA
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Possession: Liverpool 68% - 32% Man U
     
  21. Captain Splarg

    Apr 25, 1999
    Pacific Grove, CA
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Howard almost misjudged a cross, but it luckily flew wide of the goal.

    All Howard has had to do (that i have seen) is take goalkicks
     
  22. Captain Splarg

    Apr 25, 1999
    Pacific Grove, CA
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    A bit of pressure from Man U, forcing 2 corners in a row. Comes to nothing. Liverpool have become the dominant side though.


    18'th min, 0-0
     
  23. Captain Splarg

    Apr 25, 1999
    Pacific Grove, CA
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This should be a good game with each side losing their best offensive players....

    Liverpool: No Michael Owen
    Man U: No Mike Riley


    21'st min, 0-0
     
  24. Captain Splarg

    Apr 25, 1999
    Pacific Grove, CA
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Man U content to sit back and play only on the counter. Liverpool still look the most likely to score, even though i have not seen a shot on target in the last 15 min.


    24'th min, 0-0
     
  25. Captain Splarg

    Apr 25, 1999
    Pacific Grove, CA
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    One of the only Man U attacks ended with Hyypiä taking the ball away from Forlan in the box before he could pull the trigger.


    30'th min, 0-0
     

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