Monday, December 28, 2009

What's up with Florin Costea?

Florin Costea, who has been playing for Universitatea Craiova for a few good seasons, is now being transferred to another club. This club, is yet to be confirmed.

Celtic (Scotland), Fulham (England), Portsmouth (England), and Wolfsburg (Germany) are all clubs looking to be able to sign him. The Porto, Shalke, and Koln claims are now over, but it is still very competitive between those 4 big clubs.

These are the clubs I think he should focus most on (in order of most important to least important):

1. Fulham
2. Wolfsburg
3. Celtic
4. Portsmouth

I am hoping he gets offered a good sum by either Fulham or Wolfsburg. Celtic wouldn't be too bad either, but I think he'd best stay out of Scotland.

Post your comments and opinions on the subject.

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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Unirea to play the Reds in the Europa League

Unirea Urziceni is going to play their first leg in Europa League versus the popular English club, Liverpool F.C., on February 18th. The second leg will be played on the 25th of February.

More information will be available when we get near the match legs dates.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Mutu blows it again...

Fiorentina Striker Adrian Mutu Punches Man During VIP Party Fight - Report

Reports from Florence claim the Romanian was involved in a disturbance on the dancefloor...

Dec 11, 2009 11:25:30 AM

Fiorentina striker Adrian Mutu could find himself in deeper problems after punching a man in the face during a VIP party in Florence.

According to Il Firenze, the Romanian striker was a guest at the Four Seasons hotel when a party took place last Friday. After a heated altercation with another man, the former Chelsea star is reported to have punched a 43-year-old Libyan in the face.

The blow was so hard it knocked the man to the ground. An ambulance and the police were called, and the man was rushed to hospital where he was kept in for further treatment.

A police investigation is underway and local media reports claim witnesses saw Mutu strike the man following an argument on the dancefloor.

Neither Fiorentina nor Mutu have released a statement regarding the alleged attack.

Here's another article:

Fiorentina Striker Adrian Mutu: Hotel Punch? It Was Self Defence
Fiorentina striker Adrian Mutu has explained an incident where he allegedly punched a man in the face during a hotel party last week.

The Romanian striker has told his version of what happened, suggesting he defended himself from being attacked by the man. Mutu believes video footage from the hotel's CCTV system tells the story.

"On that occasion I responded in self defence, there is a video that shows everything," Mutu is quoted as saying by La Repubblica.

"In any case this incident is closed for me."

According to Il Firenze, the Romanian striker was a guest at the Four Seasons hotel when a party took place last Friday. After a heated altercation with another man, the former Chelsea star is reported to have punched a 43-year-old Libyan in the face.

The blow was so hard it knocked the man to the ground. An ambulance and the police were called, and the man was rushed to hospital where he was kept in for further treatment. Police are investigating the incident.

What do you guys think? You can post a comment below, we would love to hear your opinions.
I know he was challenged, but this is gonna make things worse for him (again)...
From being a porn star to a police chase (even though i think it was exaggerated), to drugs and now to a fight.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Stuttgart surge sweeps Unirea away

[UEFA Champions League - December 12th 2009]
Home: VfB Stuttgart
Away: FC Unirea Urziceni

Final Score: 3-1 to VfB Stuttgart

VfB Stuttgart - Ciprian Marica (5'), C. Träsch (8'), and P. Pogrebnyak (11')
Unirea Urziceni - A. P. S. Semedo (46')

Yellow cards - M.I. Bilasco (Unirea; 43'), I.C. Apostol (Unirea; 68'), and P.D. Brandan (Unirea; 75')

"Vfb Stuttgart reached the UEFA Champions League first knockout round for the first time in five years, overwhelming FC Unirea Urziceni with three goals in the first eleven minutes to claim second place in Group G at their opponents' expense.

Advantage overturned
The Romanian titleholders travelled to Germany holding a two-point lead over Stuttgart yet were powerless to deny Christian Gross a dream start to his new job. The 55-year-old replaced Markus Babbel on Sunday and watched in jubilation as his new charges began at breathtaking speed, goals from Ciprian Marica, Christian Träsch and Pavel Pogrebnyak effectively wrapping up a last-16 place despite António Semedo's reply early in the second period.

Khedira the key
The hosts could scarcely have imagined a better start, taking a three-goal lead before Unirea could draw breath. Sami Khedira, a surprise inclusion following a foot injury, swiftly proved worthy of Gross's gamble, delivering a perfect cross for Marica to nod past the stranded Giedrius Arlauskis with five minutes gone. Although Jens Lehmann was forced into a superb save from his own defender as Stefano Celozzi made a last-ditch challenge on Marius Ioan Bilasco, the early momentum was with Stuttgart, who doubled their advantage from the resulting corner.

Composed finishes
Breaking swiftly, Timo Gebhart's long pass allowed Träsch to outstrip the Unirea defence and shoot low across Arlauskis and into the bottom corner of the net. Three minutes later the Stuttgart supporters were rubbing their eyes in disbelief as Khedira laid on his second of the night and the home team's third, Pogrebnyak picking up his ball in from the right and jinking past two defenders before finishing coolly through the goalkeeper's legs.

Semedo consolation
With the match all but decided already, the Bundesliga strugglers relaxed and continued to dictate proceedings without adding to their lead before the interval. Their composure suffered a jolt five minutes into the second period when Semedo made the most of Artur Boka's mistake to reduce the visitors' deficit, though Stuttgart quickly regained the initiative by creating a plethora of chances.

Gebhardt goes close
Substitute Sebastian Rudy was the first to threaten, linking up superbly with Marica only to drive straight at Arslauskis, before Marica himself was unfortunate not to find a team-mate after breaking down the left. With Unirea attempting to hurt their hosts on the counterattack, Stuttgart accepted the invitation to pour forward and came close to restoring their three-goal lead when Gebhart curled a delightful shot beyond Arlauskis, only to watch his effort clip the outside of the post.

Qualification assured
The German side continued to look the more likely scorers as the match entered its final stages, with Unirea never seriously threatening to mount the remarkable fightback required after that sensational Stuttgart start. Dan Petrescu's side therefore go into the draw for the UEFA Europa League round of 32 on 18 December; Gross, meanwhile, will be hoping a second successive UEFA Champions League win can provide the impetus to revive Stuttgart's stuttering domestic fortunes.

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I am not at all happy with the result; I find that we should have at least drawn, but got unlucky in Germany. Can't believe it, if they stopped them from scoring all those goals in the first 11 minutes (when they seemed to still be asleep), we could have won, definitely at least tie. At least we still have the Europa League to look forward to...

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Unlucky Oltenii lose 3 points to Steaua

[December 8th 2009]
Home: Universitatea Craiova
Away: Steaua Bucuresti

Final Score: 2-1 to Steaua

"U" Craiova - A. Prepelita (15')
Steaua - P. Kapetanos (4'), J. Szekely (90')

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Europa League - Niculae wins it for Dinamo

[December 3rd 2009]
Home: Dinamo Bucuresti (Romania)
Away: Sturm Graz (Austria)

Final Score: 2-1 to Dinamo.

Dinamo - Marius Niculae (41' and 56')
Sturm - M. Sonnleitner (PEN. 5')

Red cards - R. Laurentiu (Dinamo; 43')

Yellow cards - R. Laurentiu (Dinamo; 43'), C. Moti (Dinamo; 66'), Molinero (Dinamo; 75'), A. Cristea (Dinamo; 88'), G. Schildenfeld (Sturm; 8'), F. Feldhofer (Sturm; 33'), M. Prettenthaler (Sturm; 56'), and M. Ehrenreich (Sturm; 83')

Last minute goal give Otelul the win over Ploiesti

[December 1st 2009]
Home: Otelul Galati
Away: CSM Ploiesti

Final Score: 3-2 to Otelul

Otelul - J. Ibeh (20'), M. Pena (78'), and L. Iorga (90')
Ploiesti - L. Ganea (73'), S. Takayuki (81')

Highlights (to be posted).