Bulldog Update - Apr 12th 2011
Details of another amazing week of football...
Jon Forget
Apr 12th 2011
Football Fans,
     Our highlight matches of the week start this afternoon with the return leg of the Champions League Quarterfinals.  Chelsea travel north to try and erase a 1-0 deficit, as they face Manchester United at Old Trafford with a 12:45pm lunchtime kickoff.  The Blues were able to mount plenty of pressure in the first leg, but could not find the net against their rivals.  The Red Devils have been the side to beat all season, and it will be a very difficult task for Chelsea to break them down.  In our other Tuesday Champions League fixture, Barcelona travel to the Ukraine to take on Shakhtar Donetsk.  Barcelona holds a four goal aggregate advantage going into this one, and it will take nothing short of a miracle for the Ukrainians to advance here.    

     Wednesday brings us the other two Champions League Quarterfinal match ups, and both Inter Milan and Tottenham look set to exit the competition.  Tottenham would have to win outright by a score of 4-0 over Real Madrid to even have a chance at advancing, while Inter will have to score at least four against Schalke to overturn their deficit.  Highly unlikely, but stranger things have happened in football.  The true highlight match of the day however is the Rocky Mountain Cup Derby between our Colorado Rapids and their rivals Real Salt Lake http://www.bulldogsupporters.com/events/detail.php?eventID=64 ) .  If you have been following this rivalry over the past few years, you wont want to miss this match.  These are arguably the two best sides in MLS Football, and theyll both be out to prove it.  Salt Lakes Rio Tinto Stadium is an absolute fortress, with Real going undefeated at home for the entire 2010 season (and the beginning of this season).  If any team can get the job done against them though, it is the Colorado Rapids.  Coming off of their poorest performance in quite some time, Colorado has all the motivation in the world to leave Salt Lake with a victory.  The Bulldog will be hosting an away game viewing party (7pm kickoff), and the house will be rocking in support of our Boys!  If you are not making the journey to Utah for the match, get on your Burgundy and get down to the Bulldog for this one!

    Our weekend has some terrific football in store for usl.  Highlight matches include both FA Cup Semifinals live from Wembley Stadium, and the Spanish Super Clasico between Real Madrid and Barcelona.  Saturday morning we see Manchester City face Manchester United in the first Semifinal of the FA Cup.  Manchester City has long been in the shadow of their local rivals, and they have everything to play for here.  To their advantage, City do not have a tough mid week test like United.  Saturday afternoon the Super Clasico kicks off at 2pm.  Real Madrid has been chasing Barcelona all season long, and they have not forgotten the 5-0 defeat suffered at the hands of the Catalonians earlier this season.  Christiano Ronaldo is trailing Lionel Messi by one goal to lead the league in scoring, and both players will have something to prove here.  Sunday morning we have two top tier matches.  First Arsenal take on Liverpool at the Emirates, and then we see Bolton facing Stoke in the other FA Cup semi.  Both games have plenty of promise, and will be a good finish to a great weekend.  Cheers all, and lets go Rapids!

Tuesday April 12th
Manchester United v Chelsea 12:45pm (UEFA Champions League)
Shakhtar v Barcelona 12:45pm (UEFA Champions League)

Wednesday April 13th
Tottenham v Real Madrid 12:45pm (UEFA Champions League)
Schalke v Inter Milan 12:45pm (UEFA Champions League)
Toronto v Los Angeles 6pm (MLS)
Salt Lake v Colorado 7pm (MLS Away Game Viewing Party)

Thursday April 14th
Spartak v Porto 11am (Europa League)
Twente v Villareal 1pm (Europa League)
Portland v Chicago 9pm (MLS)

Friday April 15th
Norwich City v Nottingham Forest 12:45pm (Npower Championship)

Saturday April 16th
West Brom v Chelsea 8am (EPL)
West Ham v Aston Villa 8am (EPL)
Roma v Palermo 10am (Serie A)
Manchester City v Manchester United 10:15am (FA Cup Semifinal)
AC Milan v Sampdoria 12:45pm (Serie A)
Real Madrid v Barcelona 2pm (La Liga Super Clasico)
Philadelphia v Seattle 2pm (MLS)
Toronto v D.C. 5pm (MLS)
Vancouver v Chivas 5pm (MLS)
Columbus v Kansas City 5:30pm (MLS)
New York v San Jose 5:30pm (MLS)

Sunday April 17th
Fiorentina v Juventus 7am (Serie A)
Bayern Munich v Bayer Leverkusen 7:30am (Bundesliga)
Arsenal v Liverpool 9am (EPL)
Bolton v Stoke 9am (FA Cup Semifinal)
Chicago v Los Angeles 2pm (MLS)
Chinese Formula 1 Grand Prix 4pm (F1 Tape Delay)
Houston v New England 5pm (MLS)

Bulldog Clip of the Week:  Each week I will be including a video clip that pertains to the Beautiful Game.  This week,  Lionel Messi, and a handful of his greatest header goals:    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fNgCMR0S4w

British Bulldog Rapids Supporters Club:  www.bulldogsupporters.com  Do you love futbol, beer, tailgates, bus trips, singing songs and chants, and supporting your team with other knowledgeable fans?  If you said yes to any of these questions then the BSG is your club.  Passionate about World Football, and improving the atmosphere at Dicks Sporting Goods Park, I encourage you to get involved!                          

FIFA 11 Video Game Competition:  Every Tuesday night at 7:00pm the British Bulldog is hosting a FIFA 11 tournament.  Red Stripe is on special for this one, and house prizes for the winner and runner up.  Come on out and test your skills against other Football Fanatics!  Feel free to come down anytime, and practice your skills on FIFA 11.  The game is always set up and ready to play, just ask your bartender for the game and controllers.
 
2011 Formula 1 Grand Prix:  Formula 1 is the ultimate in sports car racing, and the Bulldog is proud to host fans of the Worlds greatest racing series.  The Chinese Grand Prix will be shown with volume at 4pm Sunday April 17th during Happy Hour.  In addition the Bulldog has created a Fantasy Formula 1 League for the discerning fan:  follow this link to create your team, and type in the league name and password to join our private mini-league.  (http://gpedition.speedfantasyracing.com )
The league name is: British Bulldog F1 Challenge
The password is: poleposition
 
NHL Hockey:  It is playoff time!  Feel free to request your favorite teams game live and in HD.
  
British Bulldog Poker Nights:  Every Wednesday (9pm) and Sunday (6pm) the British Bulldog is hosting a poker tournament.  The game is Texas Holdem.  In addition to $3 Pinnacle vodka drinks(Wed.), $2.50 Bud and Bud Light, and our regular 10-12 Late Night Happy Hour, there are also house prizes for the winner and the runner up.  Our in house dealer, Keith, will be here every week to host.
 
Sunday Movie Night:  Every Sunday night at 9:30pm the Bulldog will be featuring a classic movie for our patrons to enjoy.    
 
FC Denver: The British Bulldog is proud to announce a partnership with FC Denver.  FC Denver is the premiere adult soccer organization in Colorado, and the Bulldog is the Clubs home Pub. If you are a top-level player looking for a team to play for, or are looking for local soccer playing options/resources, contact Eric Fulton at efulton@fcdenver.org (720-296-8332).
 
British Bulldog Specials:
Soccer Happy Hour & Breakfast 7-11am on the weekends (During EPL, La Liga, & Bundesliga Seasons)
Every day Happy Hours 3-7 & 10-12 (Half price well, wine, and draft)
NHL Hockey Package  
Monday night Trivia w/ Geeks who drink 8pm ($3 Coors light & Fat Tire)
Tuesday (5-11pm) 25% off all Pakistani Entrees, & $5 Buffalo Chicken Sandwich
Wednesday (9pm) & Sunday (6pm) Texas Hold Em, $2.50 Bud and Bud Light & $3 Pinnacle Vodka all night. 
Daily Lunch Specials (M/Saag Paneer, T/Peshwari Chx, W/Chx Masala, TH/Chappli Kebabs, F/ Fish & Chips)
$3 Tuaca, $4 Sweet Tea Vodka & Lemonade, $3.50 Jameson & Ginger, and $5 Hornitos Coin style Margs!  These are all the time specials at the Bulldog for the 2011 Season! 
 
Cheers everyone!
-Jon
 

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