Conference, Southport – Lincoln  1 @ 2,35  5/10

Lincoln is 4 place above but just one point more. Just is Chalmers (mf 4/0) out for Southport but this is pick based on away injury problms:

The injury crisis engulfing Lincoln City could deprive them of nine first team players for tomorrow’s trip to Southport.
Already without captain Gary Mills (mf 18/0), Mo Fofana (mf 12/0), Peter Gilbert (df 10/0) and Rob Duffy (att 3/0), Jake Sheridan (illness, mf 24/0) and Scott Garner (knee, df 6/0) were added to the casualty list at the weekend.

So with bad form, without victory ion last 4 games they cannot be optimistic after all problems and Lincoln boss David Holdsworth describe his preparations as “chaotic”.

“It is an absolute nightmare,” he said.
“We are already without a number of first team players while Jake and Scott picked up injuries at the weekend.
“But that’s not the only problem, illness has been a worry too.
“I could be without nine players for Southport which would severely have an impact on us.
“But we’ll go up there patched up and whatever team I put out I expect them to give it a real go.”

Friendly International, South Africa vs  Norway  1 @ 2,1 3/10
Bafana Bafana is very near start of African Cup of Nations (19.1 have first game with Cape Verde) so there is no space for soem experiments. Now is also important resault because of winning mentality and self confidence.
Dean Furman was rested for the final session on Monday, 7 January. The midfielder joined camp on Sunday, 6 January after playing in an third round FA Cup tie for his club Oldham Athletic in England on Saturday (5 January). The coach will select from all available players who have all been given a clean bill of health apart from Furman.
On the other side ‘just friendly game’ for Norway. Only is Ardian Gashi in Helsingborg (Sweden), all other players are from domestic league. True, some of them haw lot international expirience like Bjørn Helge Riise (30/1), Erik Huseklepp (30/7), Espen Ruud (26/0) but 7 called up players are without international expirience and will debut today. Also two players with 1 cap, 3 players with 2 caps so i must take bet on hosts because of motivation, expirience, they are in competitive rythm and home field of course, fans expect resautl on AFCON. Also Norway will get chance to all 19 players in this game (hosts probably not because as i said no time for lot experiments and resault is also important for them)  Continue reading

friday

Kryvbas Krivoy Rog – Dinamo Kiev  +2ah kryvbas @ 1,5

Kryvbas loose last round in Donjeck, 1-0 Shakhtar won with extra time goal look

In Krivoy Rog, without eight standard players but with three newcomers

On Thursday, August 2 at 20:00 from the airport “Kiev” delegation “Dynamo” flew in the Krivoi Rog, and after less than an hour pribіla in the city, where it waits for the match with a local “Kryvbas” in the 4th round of the championship of Ukraine.

As promised Yuri Semin after the second match with the “Feyenoord”, due to the tight schedule of games the team will necessarily change. Fortunately, the Transfer fruitful campaign in the summer season and a minimum of injured football coaching staff provide opportunities for variation.

Against “Krivbass” does not play, five players that appeared in the starting lineup in the match against the ‘Feyenoord’. This defenders Danilo Silva and beta, midfielders Ognjen Vukojević, Niko Kranjcar and Milos Ninkovic. Also, due to microtraumas team will not help the defender Leandro Almeida and striker Artem Kravets, and not “cooled down” after the Olympics-2012 Admir Mehmed.

Thus, in the Krivoi Rog went nineteen players:

Goalkeepers: Koval, Boyko;

Defenders: Michalik, Popov, Yussuf, Khacheridi, Taiwo;

Midfielders: Gusev, Garmash, Veloso, Fishing, Bogdanov, Aruna, Dudu;

Forwards : Ideas, Yarmolenko, Milevsky, Raffael, Ruben;

Among the game due to the “Kryvbas” pay attention to just three players who could make his debut in “Dynamo” – the defender Taye Taiwo , forwards Raffael and Marco Ruben (pictured).

FC Hradec Králové – Baumit Jablonec

FC Hradec Králové:
Lindr – Holeš, Hochmeister, Fukal, Poděbradský – Strnad, Šisler – Štěpán, Harba, Zelený – Dvořák

Baumit Jablonec:
Valeš – Čížek, Eliáš, Beneš, Novák – Kopic, Loučka, Piták, Jablonský – Lafata, Kovařík(Zoubele)

Missings: 
Hradec Králové: Klapka, Malinský
Jablonec : žádné

INFO: all day is raining, field is bad

South Africa»MTN 8 Cup, Orlando Pirates – Bloem Celtic

The MTN 8 is the current name of South Africa’s oldest football (soccer) cup competition. It is made up of the top eight teams that finished in that order at the close of theABSA Premiership season. The first round is structured such that the team at the top of the previous season’s table plays the team that finished eighth; second place plays seventh; third plays sixth and fourth plays fifth. The semifinals are played over two legs.

This competition pitting the top 8 clubs is one of the longest-standing knockout cup competitions in South Africa. The winner receives R8 million.

Since 2008, cellular giants MTN sponsor the event. It was previously known as BP Top 8 (sponsored by BP) and SAA Supa 8 (sponsored by South African Airways).

Injury worries hit Pirates

The Orlando Pirates technical team, led by coach Augusto Palacios, is haunted by injury worries ahead of their crucial MTN8 clash against Bloemfontein Celtic at Orlando Stadium on Friday night.

According to the club website, the medical team released an update indicating that two key players are doubtful for the match against Siwelele but the club remains confident they will recover in time before the big day.

“Midfielder Thandani Ntshumayelo and Tlou Segolela will have to undergo a late medical assessment for the game, as they are expected to recover from their respective injuries this week,” the club said.

Palacios will be relieved to hear that defender Robyn Johannes has fully recovered from a left groin strain. Andile Jali and Mark Mayambela are nursing minor knocks sustained in the Carling Black Label Cup match against Kaizer Chiefs but they are expected to be fit for the Friday

Laval – Monaco

 Monaco

In:
Ribas (att, Genoa), Bajrami (mf, Twente), N’Dinga (mf, AJ Auxerre), Poulsen (mf, Midijylland), Raggi (df, Bologne FC), Diaz (mf, FC Metz), Erichot (mf, Leiria), Malcuit (att, Vannes), Nimani (att, PAOK)

Out:
Niculae (Kuban), Tzavellas (Eintracht Frankfurt), Malonga (FC Lausanne-Sport), Mangani (AS Nancy Lorraine) Yatabare (SC Bastia), Pinteaux (Sedan), Hansson, Vahirua (AS Nancy), Carrasso (Stade Rennais), L’Hostis (Amiens)

As i wrote every round from last half season, Monaco is working on comming back in Ligue One. Russian billionaire buy them and bring manny good players. Also he was giving them good gifts. They had the largest premiums, for each win they get 5000 €, each player..Now between seasons main players didnt leave club and they bringfew quality players: Andrea Raggi, a former Italy Under-21 international defender, but it’s been the midfield that has been most impressively bolstered. Denmark international Jakob Poulsen has been joined at the club by Delvin Ndinga, a player wanted by Lyon last summer, and winger Emir Bjarami, a Sweden international.  Also they bring expirience coach Claudio Ranieri. I can see just one posible problem: there are manny new players and from manny countryes so maybe they will not undersatdn each other from beggining. But most of them have half season behind them so it should not be big problem. Abouth changes in squad, Andreas Wolf is finally fit after a difficult six months and it’s great, he will be main defender. With him in defence would be newcommer Ragi. Midfield would be stronger for N’dinga, Bajrami and Poulsen while Ibrahima Toure secure his place in attack with 10 goals in half season. Other playyers have quality but must wait their chance. It’s healty competition and ambicious club must have strong bench too. And Monaco has it. They have all what is need to won league and promote, maybe even to do something in cup..

Target:
Monaco is main favorite for winning league

Probably line up: Danijel Subasic, Andrea Raggi, Eric Marester, Gary Kagelmacher, Nampalys Mendy,Andreas Wolf, Stephane Dumont, Nabil Dirar, Yannick Ferreira Carrasco, Ibrahima Toure, Valere Germain

Bahlinger (Ger) – Sochaux (Fra)  

FCSM will play this Friday, August 3 the first of his two games in the “Kaiserstuhl-Cup 2012”. He will face the host club’s Bahlinger SC evolving in Oberliga Baden-Württemberg, German fifth level.

Hely Eric plans to rotate his squad in preparation for the game against SC Freiburg tomorrow.Some elements that will play Friday will be affected by the next game.

Sochaux coach, for this meeting to be held at Stadium Kaiserstuhl Bahlingen, has used some elements of the reserve as goalkeeper or defenders Ibrahima Sisse Lionel Zouma, Gainet Baptist, William Jeremias Lafrance and Tango.

Le groupe sochalien : Pouplin, Sisse – Peybernes, Banana, Mikari, Perquis, Zouma, Gainet, Tango, Lafrance – Carlão, Prcic, Osanga, Dias, Boudebouz, Gurler – Bakambu, Contout.

p.s. VIP sent, maybe one more for today and later on site preview for germany bundesliga II and for france ligue2