Vietnam – Philippines

Vietnam  vs  Philippines

AFF Suzuki Cup

Ngo Le Bang – Vietnam team manager

Philippines are very strong and they have tall players, who are always active with good technique. It will not be an easy game even though the Philippines have lost their first match to Thailand.

Personally, I don’t think that the Philippines should have lost that game. The pressure was on Thailand as they were the hosts and I thought that a draw would have been a fair result.

In 2010, we did not have such a good moment when we lost to the Philippines (2-0 at home at the My Dinh National Stadium).But we will overcome, we have ten players from 2010 and I am sure they will be eager to change things around.

We have some players who are injured but they are recovering and I think that we have to be at our best against a Philippines side which is physically stronger and good in the air.

Michael Weiss – Philippines chief coach

“It is do or die. A draw is not good enough. The loser will go home.

There are some people back in the Philippines who are already talking about the semi-finals and the finals. They are missing the bigger picture.

There are football developments in our country but when you compare to Thailand, we are still so far away. So we have to look at the bigger picture.

We need players like Marwin (Angeles) who are warriors and who are 100% ready for battle. In the match against Thailand, two or three players underperformed and that is bad for a team.

We did not perform in our first game against Thailand, and so we lost. There was a chance to draw the game but we just could not get to it. I think that we have to look at the long term and not just short term.

The good news is that (Denis) Wolf is back and with everybody fit we are ready for this match.

The Philippine football federation released it’s final 22 lineup for the 2012 AFF Suzuki Cup without first choice goal keeper Neil Etheridge. Etheridge who plays for the English premiere league side, Fullham, failed to get his release from his club as they need him to back up first choice keeper, Mark Schwarzer.
Etheridge who was recently loaned to Bristol Rovers was recalled back by his mother club. “I can’t go because Fulham recalled me to be no.2”, said the 22 year old.

monday

England » Blue Square South » Boreham Wood – Sutton   over 2,5 @ 1,72  // dnb 2 @ 2,12 

Hosts get tree red cards in last round (it was before two days). That was 3 defenders, Nunne (df 5/0), Garrard (df 5/0) and O’Loughlin (df 5/1).

Wood Manager Ian Allinson did well to temper his fury after the final whistle.    “Two individuals have let us down badly this afternoon with their poor reactions.    We will miss three key defenders for three matches including our first F.A. Challenge Cup tie, which is of our own making and that is disappointing.    We were competing well even after going a goal down and for the first twenty-five minutes of the second half even with nine men we had chances to equalise.    The second goal we gave away cheaply and that left us with a mountain to climb.    I would like to heap praise on the players that remained on the pitch for me today, they did not let me down. We will dust ourselves down and be up and ready to go again on Monday night against Sutton United.”

Suttonm scored on all 5 games this season. They was better than their today’s opponents last season (they played promotion playoff, they had 74 pts while Borenham has 61

Sutton have a good record at Boreham Wood under Paul Doswell, unbeaten in the last three visits although it needed an injury-time equaliser by Romone McCrae to preserve that record in last season’s game on Boxing Day. On Monday morning Paul was still hopeful of adding a central defender to his squad in time for him to feature in tonight’s game, with Simon Downer still on the sidelines.

Norway » Division 2 – Group 1 » Stromsgodset 2 – Tonsberg  1 @ 1,75

Stromsgodset will have few expirience first team players, most important are Kim André Madsen (df 18/0) og Peter Kovacs (att 19/8, 2nd scorer). Tonsberg very bad away

We set including the two who had to sit out the match against Sogndal, Kim André Madsen and Peter Kovacs in tonight’s squad, which by the way looks like this:

Borger Thomas, Ole Lauritzen, Mads Westlie Gundersen, Ole Amund Sveen, Behajdin Celina, Kim André Madsen, Kinni Grewal, Krister Aunan, Nana, Enock Kwakwa, Martin Rønning Ovenstad, Tokmac Nguen, Gustav Mendonca Wikheim, Peter Kovacs

Aalesund II – Skeid

Aalesund squad: Rasmussen, Nystøl, Rekdal, Bjørdal, Wooton, Lindseth, Fredriksen, Fjørtoft, Orry Larsen, Carlsen, Skagestad, Hoff, Dahlberg, Martinussen, Krøvel, Sætre, Grytten og Hollingsæter.

Mandalskameratene – Brann 2

Dette er Brann 2-troppen:

Øystein Øvretveit
Ståle Tveit
Andreas Vindheim
Hans-Christian Nysæther
Henrik Gjesdal
Fredrik Heggeland
Joachim Soltvedt
Kjetil Kalve
Kasper Skaanes
Eirik Birkelund
Kristoffer Barmen
Kristoffer K. Larsen
Morten Kvist
Per Christian Pedersen
Steffen Lie Skålevik
Kristoffer Larsen

Denmark » 1st Division » Koge – Lyngby 2 @ 2,15

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Last season this would be 1st league game bbut both relegate. Lyngby was 11th with 28 points, Koge last, 12th with 19

Koge in awfull form. true, they won last one 7-1 away but that was cup game with lower league club. Koge won just 4 points, still didnt won and they have some injuries:

Fabinho usually still a groin injury, while both Marcel Romer and top scorer Anders Kaagh struggling with knee problems. Also Bo Storm is out – he’s still going to be quite ready after his long injury break.

On the other hand defender Andreas Sorensen back in the squad. The experienced defender has been out for over a month with a hamstring, but now it thus appears that the back is getting ready for a comeback.

Three U/19-spillere has found its way into the squad. It is about Sylvester Seeger-Hansen, debutede in the middle of the week trophy victory over AB Tårnby. He’s in the squad for Monday’s game against Lyngby been joined by the two U/18-landsholdsspillere Daniel Arrocha and Oliver Jorgensen.

Also important midfielder Martin Christensen left club.

Lyngby loose some players before season started (Emil Larsen, Anders Christiansen og Rajko Lekic) but they started great. They are stronger this game for Lasse Fosgaard, midfielder from Brønshøj.

FAI CUP THIRD ROUND PREVIEW 03/09/2012

Waterford United -v- Mervue United

Johnny Glynn’s Mervue United take a break from league action this evening as they make the long trip to the south east to finally face Waterford Utd in this third round FAI Ford Cup game.

There is a cup quarter-final place on offer with a tough away tie against Derry City in the Brandywell the reward for this evening’s winners. Twice postponed, the tie should finally take place with no sign of rain forecast for the day in Waterford.

Glynn side haven’t won in their last four games and will be looking to try for a good cup run after some poor league form.

Last weekend they did pick up a good point in a 1-1 draw at home to Finn Harps, with Cian McBrien scoring his first goal for the club to equalise for the home side. That point leaves Mervue second from bottom in the league table, two points ahead of Galway rivals SD Galway.

Mervue progressed to the Third Round after a 2-0 win against local rivals SD Galway courtesy of second half goals from Pat Hoban and Etanda Nkololo back in May.

Martin Conneely (ankle ligaments), Kenny Farrell (ankle), Alan Murphy (ankle) all missed Friday’s draw with Finn Harps and may not recover in time. Captain Mike Elwood and Cian McBrien will not travel due to work committments, while Shane Keogh should return having missed Fridays draw with Finn Harps.

Paul O’Brien’s Waterford United come into this tie on the back of a superb 1-0 win away to First Division league leaders Limerick on Friday night.

David Breen’s single goal late in the game secured their fourth win over Limerick this season and get the Blues back to winning ways ahead of this cup tie.

League form has dipped of late with no win in their last three home games; a defeat to Wexford Youths, scoreless draw against Athlone Town and a 1-1 draw against Finn Harps. Friday’s win should instil confidence in the Blues for Monday’s match.

Gary Dunphy and Daragh Walshe continue to miss out long term. Seamus Long and Willie John Kiely both return from suspension and may both come straight into the team. Paul Phelan and Craig Burns were both not fit enough for Friday’s match but may recover in time. Stephen Mulcahy and John Frost both were substituted on Friday with injuries and may need more treatment.

Sean Maguire will also miss the game as he links up with Paul Doolin’s Republic of Ireland Under-19 team for a training camp and friendly match in Latvia this week.

Referee: Kevin O’Regan

MATCH STATS

This is the third attempt for this cup game to be played with both previous attempts being postponed due to heavy rain making the RSC pitch unplayable.

Mervue United have lost twice this season to Waterford United already this season with the third match ending in a scoreless draw.

Mervue have lost all six previous trips to the RSC in league encounters.

BETTING

Waterford United 3/10; Draw 7/2; Mervue United 9/1

Europa league

 Mura – Arsenal Kijev preview  

Mura lost the first match in Kiev 3:0, but Uefa decided a result 3:0 for them, because Eric Matoukoua (Arsenal’s palyer which scored 3rd goal) couldnt play that game becouse of suspension..

..now Arsenal wanna convincigly won and come into next round. Rich chairman said he will give 100 000 dolars for each scored goal. Mura with full squad (very young), they are without Florescu, Khomin, Rafael, Lampi, Matoukou

Drakovič, Majer, Kramar, Cipot, E. Janža, Bohar, Maruško, Horvat, Kouter, Jelič, Fajić

Pankiv, Leandro, Simonenko, Gitchenko, Polevoy, Maksimov, Shakhov, Kovpak, Kobakhidze, Shatskikh, Mazilu

  Slaven Belupo v Athletic Bilbao preview  

The Croats missed a good chance to keep this tie alive as they were beaten 3-1 by what looked like Athletic’s second string side, so they clearly face an uphill task in the return leg.

Slaven Belupo finished last league campaign in 3rd place, just two points behind Hajduk Split and with the Croatian giants now much weaker than last term, it is team from Koprivnica that are now considered the best side in the top flight after Dinamo Zagreb.

Coach Roy Ferencina has managed to create a very homogenous unit that enjoyed a really good start to the season, with 6-0 and 4-2 Europa Leaguevictories over Portadown followed by two league wins.

The Pharmacists were beaten by Split at the weekend, and with Mario Gregurina still sidelined through injury, the hosts don’t have much to hope for before the clash with Athletic. Only good new is they will full their small stadium and Davor Vugrinec, key players (but in years now) is back for this game, he is league topscorer of all time.

Probable starting line-up (4-2-3-1): Rodic – Puric, Grgic, Bubnjic, Pilipovic – Canadjija, Kokalovic – Glavica, Rak, Delic – Busic.

Athletic Bilbao enjoyed a very promising season last term, although defeats in Europa League and Copa del Rey finals left a bad taste in the mouth.

The club chiefs somehow managed to persuade El Loco Bielsa to remain at the helm, while all key players stayed at San Mames despite heavy interest from abroad.

The Europa League clash against Slaven came at a bad time as Athletic were without several important players, but the back-ups did a great job to record a 3-1 win and make their job easier in the return leg.

Ander Herrera and Iker Muniain have since resumed training after returning from the 2012 Olympics, but Javi Martinez was allowed few more days to rest and he is out of contention for this game. Munian is doubtful for starting line up

New signing Aritz Aduriz has recovered from a hamstring injury and he could start, but Ion Aurtenetxe and Fernando Amorebieta remain sidelined. Fernando Llorente is likely to be left on the bench after expressing his desire to leave the club.

Probable starting line-up (4-3-3): Iraizoz – Iraola, Ekiza, San Jose, De Marcos – Herrera, Iturraspe, Inigo Perez – Ibai Gomez, Aduriz, Muniain.

  Aalesund – APOEL Nicozija  

Artificial    turf

  Marseille v Eskisehirspor  preview  

Marseille gained the upper hand of the tie by holding the Turkish side to1-1 draw in the first leg, but Eskisehirspor will give their best to make life difficult for their opponents in the return leg.

The French giants are coming on the back of one of the most disappointing seasons in their recent history, given that the team that had been tipped to fight for the title finished the league campaign in 10th place, 34 points behind champions Montpellier.

OM qualified for Europa League by winning the Coupe de la Ligue, but they were far from impressive in the first leg against Eskisehirspor, although they did miss several important players.

The squad have suffered virtually no changes apart from the fact that Elie Baup replaced Didier Deschamps, but the big problem is that a number of high-profile players is expected to leave this summer.

Loic Remy, Souleyman Diawara and Leyti N’Diaye remain sidelined, but Alou Diarra and Cesar Azpilicueta are back in contention.

Probable starting line-up (4-3-3): Mandanda – Azpilicueta, M’Bia, N’Kulou, Morel – Valbuena, Diarra, Cheyrou – Amalfitano, Gignac, A. Ayew.

Following the 12-year absence from Turkey’s top flight, Eskisehirspor gained promotion to the Super Lig in 2008 and they have been on the constant uptrend ever since.

The team finished last league campaign in 5th place to ensure their first ever European qualification, but were very unfortunate to be drawn alongside Marseille.

The Turks, nonetheless, played well against their more illustrious opponents and earned a 1-1 draw that leaves them some hope before the return leg in France.

Former Borussia Dortmund full-back Dede, former Fulham striker Diomansy Kamara and experienced defender Servet Cetin are expected to help their younger teammates in this high-profile clash that will be played at Stade Parsemain in Fos sur Mer since Velodrome is undergoing reconstruction work.

Sezgin Coskun misses out through injury, whereas striker Batuhan Karadeniz is out of contention after clashing with coach Ersun Yanal.

Probable starting line-up (4-3-2-1): Boffin – Veysel, Servet Cetin, Diego, Dede – Tello, Hurriyet, Alper – Erkan, Malecki – Kamara.

  PAOK – Bnei Yehuda  preview  

PAOK miss: Stafyllidis, Garcia, Jacobo, Reginaldo

Line ups: 

Glykos, Etto, Khumalo, Katsikas, Lino, Fotakis, Lazar, Robert, Georgiadis, Giannou, Athanasiadis

Aiyenugba, Azoz, Hadad, G. Cohen, Ivaškevičius, Edri, Nachum, Menashe, Marinković, Galvan, Ndlovu

Vitesse v Anzhi  

Vitesse miss: Van der Struijk (?), Büttner
Line up: Velthuizen, Yasuda, Kašija, Kalas, Van Aanholt, Van Ginkel, Van der Heijden, Cziommer, Ibarra, Bony, Reis

Anzhi miss: Traore, Žirkov
Line up: V. Gabulov – Logashov, Samba, Tagirbekov, Gadzhibekov – Boussoufa, Jucilei, G. Gabulov, Shatov – Eto’o, Smolov

 Inter  v Hajduk  

Line ups

Handanović, Jonathan, Samuel, Ranocchia, Silvestre, Zanetti, Mudingayi, Guarin, Sneijder, Milito, Palacio

Blažević, Vršajević, Milović, Maloča, Jozinović, Andrijašević, Radošević, Caktaš, Oremuš, Luštica, Vukušić

  missing   players

AIK Stocholm without: 

Milosevic

Elfsborg without:

Stefan Larsson  (DF, 9 Ap/0 Gl)
Skuli Jon Fridgeirsson (DF, 4 Ap/0 Gl)
Martin Andersson (DF, 0 Ap/0 Gl)
Marcus Rohdén  (MF, 10 Ap/0 Gl)
Amadou Jawo  (FW, 12 Ap/2 Gl)

Doubtful:
Joachim Jörgensen (MF, 15 Ap/0 Gl)

Servette without:

Christopher Mfuyi  (DF, 3 Ap/0 Gl, 225 Min)
Patrik Baumann  (DF, 0 Ap/0 Gl, 0 Min)
Issaga Diallo  (DF, 0 Ap/0 Gl, 0 Min)
Christian Schlauri  (DF, 0 Ap/0 Gl, 0 Min)
Genserix Kusunga (DF, 0 Ap/0 Gl, 0 Min)
Kevin Mbabu (DF, 0 Ap/0 Gl, 0 Min)
Geoffrey Tréand  (MF, 1 Ap/0 Gl, 90 Min)
Silva Eudi (FW, 1 Ap/0 Gl, 73 Min)
Julian Esteban (FW, 0 Ap/0 Gl, 0 Min)
Samir Ramizi (FW, 0 Ap/0 Gl, 0 Min)

Doubtful:
Christopher Routis (DF, 1 Ap/0 Gl, 90 Min)

Omonia without:

Efrem (mf 28/6)

Andrade

Kyriakou

Karipidis

Crvena Zvezda without:

Marko Dmitrović (GK)
Aleksandar Kirovski (GK, 1/0)
Veljko Simić (MF)
Marko Vešović (MF, 23/1)
Vukan Savićević (MF)
Stefan Čikić (MF)
Eduardo de Fiori Mendes Cadu (MF, 23/11)
Eli Babalj (FW)

KRC Genk without:

Grzegorz Sandomierski (GK)
Torben Joneleit (DF)
Jeroen Simaeys (DF, 29/2 last seson)
Abel Masquero (DF)
Ajub Masika (MF, 1/0, 6/0 last sea)
David Hubert (MF, 14/1 last sea)
Stef Peeters (MF)
Bennard Kumordzi (MF)
Siebe Schrijvers (FW)
Leandro Trossard (FW)
Bright Edomwonyi (FW)

Twente without:

Sander Boschker  (GK, 8 Ap/0 Gl)
Rasmus Bengtsson (DF, 13 Ap/0 Gl)
Nils Röseler (DF, 8 Ap/0 Gl)
Nicky Kuiper  (DF, 6 Ap/0 Gl)
Tim Breukers (DF)
Denny Landzaat (MF, 16 Ap/0 Gl)
Andrej Rendla (FW, 2 Ap/0 Gl)
Luc Castaignos (FW)

Rapid without: 

Prolopić

Apoel Nicozia without:

Ailton (21/4)