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PHOTO: I JUST WANTED TO HAVE AN EXCUSE TO USE THE WORD ‘SCHISM.’
Cliver Palmer (right), recently stripped of his right to run his A-League club by the Australian FA, follows through on a promise to create watchdog organization. To run the new “Football Australia”, Palmer hired the guy that used to run the A-League, Archie Fraser. (GETTY IMAGES)
THE CUSTOMER IS ALWAYS RIGHT.
Supporters aren’t special, they’re just good customers. // The Footy Blog
IF YOU KISS HIM, HE WILL GRANT YOU THREE WISHES.
A roundup of photos from the international midweek action. And yes, the above does refer to Andrey Arshavin. Who else? // Kickette
THE BIGGEST UPSET SINCE USA 1, ITALY 0.
Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum debuted a Twitter account on Wednesday, and chose to use his first tweet to congratulate Clint Dempsey and the USMNT on their win over Italy. This constitutes news in San Francisco. // SFGate.com
One writer (writing before the US win on Wednesday) suggested Italy should be USMNT fans second most hated team. 2006 alone might be enough to do it. // The Post Game
AT THIS POINT, EVEN THE AMISH ARE CLAMORING FOR GOAL LINE TECH. GET IT DONE ALREADY.
After Sepp Blatter made some noise (from which end of his body, I can’t be sure) about wanting goal line tech relatively soon, a FIFA VP put the brakes on it. Of course. // AP via NYT
LET’S PLAY ‘WHERE WERE YOU.’ ME, I WAS DOMINATING THE SIXTH GRADE.
Ryan Giggs made his Manchester United debut on this date in 1991. // The FCF
Look, the High Court got him a gift! Oh, it’s an anti-gift. // BBC
INTRODUCING A NEW SCENT FROM RAFA BENITEZ: ‘DESPERATION.’
Rafa Benitez is actively campaigning for the Chelsea job should AVB get the sack. I wonder what reasons Rafa would give for why he’s perfect….DT assemble! // Dirty Tackle
Here’s an intereview with Tim Howard talking about the US win over Italy, the Prem title chase, David Moyes, and not wanting to be like Brad Friedel who is really, really old and still playing. // Bleacher Report