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England win 3-0 this weekend against Isreal, and France and Italy play to an uninspired 0-0 draw, leaving the door wide open for Scotland...

England v Russia
Scotland v France

are your big fixtures of Wednesday


http://www.uefa.com for more info...
 

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My son (16) plays u17 and guests on a u18.  My daughter (12) plays u13 and guests u15.  It's been a few years since herd ball.
 

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The draw wasn't so bad.  It was the daughter's U13s v. an undefeated, bigger, faster U14.  I forgot to mention the W from her U15 game on Saturday, so it was actually 3-1-1 for the weekend.
 

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Wow.. I didnt think I would watch a minute of this, bu I turned on the Women's World Cup this morning.

USA was tied at 0-0...

USA scores and you think all is going to be well.

Then Abby Walbach gets hurt and is on the sideline, and while the US is down to 10 players, North Korea scores two goals in the rain. First time the US has trailed since November. Its the 65' right now, so much more to come.
 

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Heather Mitts in the studio for the four-letter. [:D]

Yes great development.

Is that studio in China? Foudy was calling games and in Studio... But I assumed the play by play teams were at the venues...
 

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Yes great development.

Is that studio in China? Foudy was calling games and in Studio... But I assumed the play by play teams were at the venues...
I'd bet they're doing what they do for UCL games...call them from the studio.  I don't understand why they wouldn't send commentary teams, since the cost is relatively low because you're using the picture from the FIFA feed. 

The studio looked a bit like the studio they did the ESPN2 halftime from on Saturday.  If that's true, that place is the Bristol chapter of the UFAA...between Jesse Palmer and Heather Mitts.
 

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I'd bet they're doing what they do for UCL games...call them from the studio.  I don't understand why they wouldn't send commentary teams, since the cost is relatively low because you're using the picture from the FIFA feed. 

The studio looked a bit like the studio they did the ESPN2 halftime from on Saturday.   If that's true, that place is the Bristol chapter of the UFAA...between Jesse Palmer and Heather Mitts.

I agree, thats the set I thought it was, but the room seems a bit differently shaped. I would think if they were in CHina it would be a bit smaller... I dont exactly know what ESPN's international presence is in a place like China, so I dont imagine the have big facilities, if any at all..
 

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I agree, thats the set I thought it was, but the room seems a bit differently shaped. I would think if they were in CHina it would be a bit smaller... I dont exactly know what ESPN's international presence is in a place like China, so I dont imagine the have big facilities, if any at all..
The thing that makes me think they're in Bristol is the fact Stoner's in the studio.  He's probably going to have college football work this weekend. 
 

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Sir Alex Ferguson Attacked


IN other news... Euro 2008 Qualifyers continue today... matches to watch:

England v Russia
France v Scotland
Italy v Ukraine


Also, the women are wrappiong up this morning in China

Winners:

Brazil, Australia

Norway and Canada are currently tied. I dont know what the other game is.
 

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Any of those on FSC?
HA! Fox Soccer show a decent game? They dont make PPV money that way.


FCS:

12:30 Slovakia v Wales (Wales still alive, but need a win)
2:30 Albania v Holland (Tune if only for the best internationl kits around from Holland)
5:00 Engalnd v Israel (Replay form Saturday, for Rosh Hashanna I gues)

GOLTV:

1:00 Spain v Latvia (See is Spain can bounce back from stunnig draw v Iceland)

Setanta:

3:00 France v Scotland
 

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For [glow=red,2,300]Leeds United[/glow] fans

and those who just think the league is better with Leeds instead of without...

Kenrique Ebatesias
[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_IYrvihIFY[/youtube]
 

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This commenter from the "Qualifying as it Happened" page is on crack...

"McClaren has proved to be an inspiration. Already well on his way to being the greatest England manager in history. The man is a tactical genius. The world is once again in awe of England's football might."
jim040z on 606
 
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