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10:07 AM ET 04.09 | Didier Drogba is the latest name to be linked with a possible move to Major League Soccer. The Chelsea striker's future in London has been questioned since the club signed Spanish star Fernando Torres and it seems the Ivorian is now considering a move to the USA.

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April 9, 2011  10:38 AM ET

This is clearly never going to happen, but would love to see it. He would make many a MLS defense look like "a f__ck'n disgrace", :-)

And everyone rejoice, Spurs have finally scored a goal. Only took them a month and three days.....

April 9, 2011  12:03 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

This is clearly never going to happen, but would love to see it. He would make many a MLS defense look like "a f__ck'n disgrace", :-)And everyone rejoice, Spurs have finally scored a goal. Only took them a month and three days.....

Don't count this one out. Drogba's time at the Bridge is running short with the arrival of Torres. I think it's either Real Madrid or MLS for Drogba. I don't see him going back to Marseilles, despite what some may think.

April 9, 2011  12:05 PM ET

In other news, United sit ten points clear at the top with two games in hand. Arsenal travel to Blackpool tomorrow. I'm feeling a result for the Tangerines. This game just screams of a typical Wengerian Collapse, no?

April 9, 2011  12:08 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

This game just screams of a typical Wengerian Collapse, no?

Well, yes and no, Vegas. Let's be honest for a moment, Arsenal should run Blackpool off the pitch. Blackpool are barely breathing at this point. Ian Holloway has done a tremendous job with the resources at his disposal but if you're unquestioned best player is Chaz Adams, I don't see it happening, no matter where the game is.

April 9, 2011  12:10 PM ET
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In other news, United sit ten points clear at the top with two games in hand. Arsenal travel to Blackpool tomorrow. I'm feeling a result for the Tangerines. This game just screams of a typical Wengerian Collapse, no?

As a follow up to our discussion yesterday re: Arsenal and Arsene; I apparently owe the fans an apology as they seem to be growing tired of Arsene's commitment to mediocrity. Luckily for Froggie, the club does not seem to be. Interesting that in American sports, we bang on owners like Donnie Sterling who clearly are in it fo da chedda over winning, but when it comes to soccer many like to either take a contrarian POV or simply have a separate, and seemingly contradictory set of values as Arsenal's frugality (read: cheap ****) is exhaulted while they continue to flounder.

http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story/_/id/904425/arsenal-chairman-defen ds-arsene-wenger,-attacks-fans?cc=5901

April 9, 2011  12:10 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Well, yes and no, Vegas. Let's be honest for a moment, Arsenal should run Blackpool off the pitch. Blackpool are barely breathing at this point. Ian Holloway has done a tremendous job with the resources at his disposal but if you're unquestioned best player is Chaz Adams, I don't see it happening, no matter where the game is.

On the contrary, the greatest advantage Blackpool have is Bloomfield Road. Ask Manchester United how they feel about it. It's a small ground but it's a snake pit for opposing teams. I could see Holloway packing his team in for the majority of the match and picking their spots to go forward. It's how to defeat Arsenal, unless you can hold possession over them, something beyond the abilities of the Tangerines.

April 9, 2011  12:12 PM ET

With his team seemingly stalled in 4th and a handful of games remaining coupled with a propensity for losing or drawing against "meh" squads, at what point does Herr Bayern start to sweat a bit?

April 9, 2011  12:14 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

On the contrary, the greatest advantage Blackpool have is Bloomfield Road. Ask Manchester United how they feel about it. It's a small ground but it's a snake pit for opposing teams. I could see Holloway packing his team in for the majority of the match and picking their spots to go forward. It's how to defeat Arsenal, unless you can hold possession over them, something beyond the abilities of the Tangerines.

You have seen Arsenal's lineup, right? Their a Ferrari compared to Blackpool's Yugo. Again, Blackpool are all of ONE POINT above the drop zone and only two points above bottom. I'd say there is more pressure on Holloway's men. Wenger seems to have already conceded the title to United. At this point, just hold on to the two spot and coast in for the remaining eight matches on the fixture list.

April 9, 2011  12:19 PM ET

Also on Bayern, I generally consider Uli Hoeness to be a dick of epic proportions, but I'm a bit perplexed by the fans' criticism of him.

I think the gesture to try and prop up 1860 is actually quite noble, and his decision to delay the pursuit of Neuer until the summer hasn't had one iota of impact on the team's poor performances. Since the Jan window closed, they've given up more than 2 goals 4 times: once to table topping Dortmund, once to Inter in CL play and two admittedly horrific showings against Koln and Hannover respectively. Nonetheless, how about calling out the misfiring and oft injured attackers instead? In that same stretch, they've failed to score at least 2 goals 6 times with the likes of Robben, Ribery, Mueller, Gomez, Olic, Klose and Schweini on the squad. Interestingly, they only lost one of those 6 games, so how much difference is "poor goalkeeping" really making at Bayern??

April 9, 2011  12:20 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

You have seen Arsenal's lineup, right? Their a Ferrari compared to Blackpool's Yugo. Again, Blackpool are all of ONE POINT above the drop zone and only two points above bottom. I'd say there is more pressure on Holloway's men. Wenger seems to have already conceded the title to United. At this point, just hold on to the two spot and coast in for the remaining eight matches on the fixture list.

I take it the voices inside your head lack the grammatical standards which we've come to expect from the public TLVG persona?

April 9, 2011  12:22 PM ET

In other news, with Ronaldo sitting this one out at San Marmes, Pretty Ricky converts a PK drawn by di Maria to put Madrid up 1-0. Mou starts 4 regulars (Pepe, St. Iker, Ramos and di Maria) in a meaningless game. I think if he could have brought back Salgado and started him instead, he probably would have...

April 9, 2011  12:29 PM ET

Pootie's Fearless Predictions for 4/9/2011

Madrid B 8 - 1 Bilbao
LAG 5 - 2 DCU
Barca 1 - 6 Almeria

Take em to the bank

April 9, 2011  12:31 PM ET

If our B squad fails to score the 8 goals I've seen in my visions, it's purely the fault of the schedule makers in La Liga who are out to get us.

April 9, 2011  12:40 PM ET

I read this as Marseille better be prepared to put up a good offer.

April 9, 2011  12:54 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

As a follow up to our discussion yesterday re: Arsenal and Arsene; I apparently owe the fans an apology as they seem to be growing tired of Arsene's commitment to mediocrity. Luckily for Froggie, the club does not seem to be. Interesting that in American sports, we bang on owners like Donnie Sterling who clearly are in it fo da chedda over winning, but when it comes to soccer many like to either take a contrarian POV or simply have a separate, and seemingly contradictory set of values as Arsenal's frugality (read: cheap ****) is exhaulted while they continue to flounder. http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story/_/id/904425/arsenal-chairman-defen ds-arsene-wenger,-attacks-fans?cc=5901

It's part of that elitist mentality that "all football must be beautiful." Look, I'm Brasilian. We **** created beautiful football. There's about four countries on the planet capable of playing beautiful football- Brasil and Argentina are the most consistent at it and the other two are usually a revolving door which included Spain, Portugal, Holland and France. Beyond that, it's really hard to expect a team to play a certain style and be successful all the time. Credit to a club like Barca for being able to bring in and development players into your system from a young age, but at some point, the well will run dry. With Arsenal, they've got some nice players and they can play some lovely soccer, but they sure as hell don't scare anyone. I guess what I'm saying is you can commit yourself to playing pretty soccer but it doesn't mean a hell of a lot if people see you as weak. And I think everyone knows Arsenal is weak. They're a finesse team. Punch them in the mouth once and they are rattled.

April 9, 2011  12:55 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

I take it the voices inside your head lack the grammatical standards which we've come to expect from the public TLVG persona?

Terrible oversight on my part. I'm embarrassed.

April 9, 2011  12:56 PM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Pootie's Fearless Predictions for 4/9/2011Madrid B 8 - 1 BilbaoLAG 5 - 2 DCUBarca 1 - 6 AlmeriaTake em to the bank

I'm a little unsure on picks one and three.

April 9, 2011  12:57 PM ET
QUOTE(#20):

I read this as Marseille better be prepared to put up a good offer.

Wow, a blast from the past. What next, Zizou10 and BuckFeckham making a return as well?

April 9, 2011  12:57 PM ET
QUOTE(#22):

Terrible oversight on my part. I'm embarrassed.

Love the back and forth with you and you...and Pootie and Pootie. It's amost like you two are the same person. If it weren't for the 25K posts between the two of you I would be suspicious...

 
April 9, 2011  12:59 PM ET

Dammit, just me again.

No Montero for Sounders again. Apparently, the wrist isn't healing as quickly from surgery as they expected. Word on the Sounders street is Sigi is starting LBV up top with OBW, which is really dumb. Why run two target men up top, unless his midfield is going to be Rosales, Friberg, Alonso and Zakuani? By the way, Rosales and Friberg are excellent. Two outstanding signings for MLS. Those guys just ooze class.

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