World Football Update - Aug 5th 2011
The Three Lions & the English (Championship) season starts today!
Jon Forget
Aug 5th 2011
Friends of Football,
 
      Weve been working hard to get the Three Lions ready for this first weekend in August, and weve met our goal.  The doors will open this morning at 11am, and we will have a full weekend of football on tap for everyone.  This afternoon our feature match is the Paul Scholes testimonial, where Manchester United take on the New York Cosmos.  Scholes is a legend in English football, and his old buddy Eric Cantona has put together a Cosmos side to face his former teammate in his final match with Man. U. 
 
     Tonight our Colorado Rapids face Eastern Conference powerhouse Columbus Crew.  The Rapids sent Columbus packing in last years playoffs, and Im sure the Crew have not forgotten the bitter taste of that defeat.  Kickoff is set for 7:30pm, and it should be a hard fought battle.  We do have a bus running from the Three Lions, with a 6:30pm departure time.  There are still a few spots available, so get your reservations in asap if you want to join the party (www.bulldogsupporters.com).  There are plenty of great MLS fixtures to enjoy on Saturday evening. The highlight matches of the night are Sporting v Seattle, Salt Lake v New York, and Los Angeles v Dallas.
    
     Championship football fires up this weekend, and we have matches both Saturday and Sunday morning  (The bar will open at 7:30am Saturday, and 6am Sunday morning).  The highlight Championship match of the weekend is West Ham v Cardiff early Sunday.  That match is directly followed by the Community Shield, which pits Manchester United v Manchester City in a classic derby for the first silverware of the year.  Other football highlights of the weekend include friendlies for Liverpool, Arsenal, and Barcelona, and Bayern Munich faces Munchen Gladbach in a Bundesliga fixture. 
 
     Hope everyone has a great weekend, and Ill look forward to seeing those of you that make your way down to the Three Lions!
 
Friday August 5th
Manchester United v New York Cosmos 12:30pm (Paul Scholes Testimonial)
Hull City v Blackpool 12:45pm (Npower Championship)
Colorado v Columbus 7:30pm (Home Game Bus Trip)
 
Saturday August 6th
Brighton & Hove Albion v Doncaster Rovers 8am (Npower Championship)
Southampton v Leeds 10:20am (Npower Championship)
Liverpool v Valencia 10:30am (Club Friendly)
Benfica v Arsenal 10:30am (Club Friendly)
Barcelona v Club America 2pm (World Football Challenge)
Australia v Spain 4pm (U-20 World Cup)
D.C. United v Toronto 5:30pm (MLS)
Philadelphia v Houston 5:30pm (MLS)
New England v Chivas 5:30pm (MLS)
Sporting v Seattle 6:30pm (MLS)
Salt Lake v New York 7pm (MLS)
Los angeles v Dallas 8:30pm (MLS)
San Jose v Portland 8:30pm (MLS)
 
Sunday August 7th
West Ham v Cardiff City 6am (Npower Championship)
Manchester United v Manchester City 8am (Community Shield)
Bayern Munich v Munchen Gladbach 9:30am (Bundesliga)
Vancouver v Chicago 5pm (MLS)
 
Premiership Fantasy Leagues: This year both the Bulldog and the Three Lions will be hosting Fantasy Football for the Premiership, and there is no better way to learn about the different players and teams in the EPL than playing the game.  The 2011/12 version of the game is set up, and ready for you to create your squad ( go to this link to create your team  http://fantasy.premierleague.com/).  Once you are logged in create your squad, and then go to join leagues.  The code to join the British Bulldog 2011/12 Fantasy Challenge is 541808-145005.  The code to join the Three Lions 2011/12 Fantasy Football League is 541808-145016. 
Championship Fantasy League:  Championship football kicks off on August 5th, be sure to join the British Bulldog Championship Fantasy League before then.  There is no better way to learn the players and get into watching another great football league then playing the Fantasy game!  Follow this link: http://fantasy.football-league.co.uk/Index.aspx and type in the code below.
 Name: British Bulldog Championship Fantasy League
 League PIN: 3113
Bulldog Supporters Group:  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!                        
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 series returns to action with the Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday August 28th.  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
 
British Bulldog Queries and Info:  contact Wendi Reed at toffeegirl8@gmail.com

Three Lions Queries and Info:  contact Jon Forget at threelionsusa@gmail.com
-Jon
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