World Football Update - Sep 6th 2011
The rest of international week at the bars...
Jon Forget
Sep 6th 2011

FootballFans,

 

    The action starts Tuesday this week with Euro 2012 Qualifying and anInternational Friendly for the U.S. Mens National Team.  Englandface Wales at Wembley for a lunchtime kickoff (MST), and the UnitedStates take on Belgium in Brussels.  Englandsmashed Bulgaria last week, and look primed for qualification with a win overWales.  The U.S., despite losing 1-0 to Costa Rica, played the mostattractive football they have played in years.  This is Klinsmanns third matchin charge, and the USMNT is facing a decent European side here. 

 

    Friday night our MLS Champion ColoradoRapids take on the league leading LosAngeles Galaxy in a battle of epic proportions (9pm KO).  L.A. hasonly lost three times in twenty seven games played this year, and once againappear to be the class of the league (at least for regular season).  Thiswill be a tough test for the Rapids, but they should be ready to bounce backafter a tough road loss last week to Chicago.  All of our players willhave returned from International duty, and should be ready to battle againstthe likes of Donavan, Beckham, and Keane. Both the Bulldog and Three Lions will be rocking for this one, so make your waydown to support our Burgundy Boys!

 

    If you arent too hung over from the Rapids clash with L.A. on Friday, we havean incredible lineup of football slated for Saturday morning. Liverpool, Chelsea, Man City, and Arsenalfeature at 8am, followed by Barcelona at 10am and Man.United at 10:30am.  A true football morning with powerhouse teamsfacing off against their respective opponents.  Bloody Marys andBreakfast will be the order of the day for these early matches, and then therest of the afternoon and evening fills out quite nicely with La Liga,Serie A, MLS, and Rugby World Cup. We also have a quality Championship fixture featuring at10:20am with Derby County taking on Coventry,and our MLS match of the day kicks off at 2pm with Seattlefacing Salt Lake.  Late Saturday night the Pub will stayopen to feature Englands first match in the RugbyWorld Cup vs. Argentina.  Curry will be the farefor this battle royale, come and join us if you are in to pulling an allnighter in support of the Three Lions.

 

    Sunday morning we kick off the day with the Formula 1 Grand Prix ofItaly live from Monza (6am), and then head right in to our morningfootball schedule.  Two EPL fixtures are scheduled, along with a bigBundesliga clash between Wolfsburg and Schalke. We finish our weekend with heavy underdogs, the U.S. MensNational Rugby team, facing Ireland in their firstmatch of the Cup (12am).   Should be a great weekend with plentyof action to look forward to, be it football, rugby, or F1.  Cheers!

 

TuesdaySeptember 6th
Finland vNetherlands 11am (Euro 2012 Qualifying)
Belgiu
m v USA 12:30pm(International Friendly)

Romaniav France 12:30 (Euro 2012 Qualifying)
Eng
land v Wales 12:45pm(Euro 2012 Qualifying)
Spain v Liechtenstein 2pm (Euro 2012 Qualifying)
 
Wednesday September 7th
Philadelphia v New England (MLS)

 

FridaySeptember 9th

A.C.Milan v Lazio 12:45pm (Serie A)
Duke v Virginia 5pm (NCAA)

CaymanIslands v El Salvador 6pm (CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying)

L.A. Galaxy v Colorado Rapids 9pm(MLS Away Game Viewing Party)  

 

SaturdaySeptember 10th

AstonVilla v Everton 8am (EPL Live Streaming)

Wolvesv Tottenham 8am (EPL Live Streaming)

Arsenalv Swansea 8am (EPL)

ManCity v Wigan 8am (EPL)

Stokev Liverpool 8am (EPL)

Sunderlandv Chelsea 8am (EPL)

Villarealv Sevilla 8am (La Liga)

RealSociedad v Barcelona 10am (La Liga)

Coventryv Derby County 10:20am (Npower Championship)

Boltonv Manchester United 10:30am (EPL)

RealMadrid v Getafe 12pm (La Liga)

Wolvesv Tottenham 12:30pm (EPL Delayed)

SportingK.C. v Houston 2pm (MLS)

Seattlev Salt Lake 2pm (MLS)

NewYork v Vancouver 5:30pm (MLS)

Philadelphiav Portland 5:30pm (MLS)

Columbusv Toronto 5:30pm (MLS)

NewEngland v Dallas 5:30pm (MLS)

SanJose v Chicago 8:30pm (MLS)

Chivasv D.C. United 8:30pm (MLS)

 

SundaySeptember 11th

Formula1 Grand Prix of Italy Live from Monza

NorwichCity v West Brom 6:30am (EPL)

Kolnv Nuerenburg 7:30am (Bundesliga)

Fulhamv Blackburn 9am (EPL)

Wolfsburgv Schalke 9:30am (Bundesliga)

RealVallecano v Real Zaragoza 10am (La Liga)

WestHam v Portsmouth 11am (Npower Championship Delayed)

Palermov Inter Milan 12:45pm (Serie A)

ParisSt. Germain v Brest 1pm (Ligue 1)

Espanyolv Athletic Bilbao 2pm (La Liga)

 

MondaySeptember 12th

QueensPark Rangers v Newcastle 1pm (EPL)

 

RWCSchedule 9/9

Scotlandv Romania 7pm (RWC)

Fijiv Namibia 9:30pm (RWC)

 

RWCSchedule 9/10

Australiav Italy 9:30pm

Francev Japan 12am

Argentina v England 2:30am

 

RWCSchedule 9/11

Ireland v USA 12am

 

RugbyWorld Cup: Once every four years the major rugby nations face off to decide the WorldChampion.  The tournament starts Friday night (9/9) and culminates Sunday(10/23).  Many of the games will be televised in the middle of the night,as the tournament is taking place half way across the world in New Zealand. If you have interest in watching a match after hours at the Bulldog or ThreeLions, please let myself or Wendi know.  All major USA or England matcheswith a 2:30am kickoff we will be staying open for.  We, of course, willnot be able to serve alcohol during these games; however, we will have curriesavailable (and plenty of coffee).  Please see our Rugby schedule listedabove for match times this weekend.


Premiership Fantasy Leagues: This year both the Bulldog andthe Three Lions will be hosting Fantasy Football for the Premiership, and thereis no better way to learn about the different players and teams in the EPL thanplaying the game.  The 2011/12 version of the game is set up, and readyfor 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 is541808-145016. 
 
Championship Fantasy League:  Championship football kicksoff on August 5th, be sure to join the British Bulldog Championship FantasyLeague before then.  There is no better way to learn the players and getinto watching another great football league then playing the Fantasygame!  Follow this link: http://fantasy.football-league.co.uk/Index.aspxand 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, andsupporting your team with other knowledgeable fans?  If you said yes toany of these questions then the BSG is your club.  Passionate about WorldFootball, and improving the atmosphere at Dicks Sporting Goods Park, Iencourage you to getinvolved!                        
 
2011 Formula 1 Grand Prix:  If you love F1, then doyourself a favor and go see Senna the documentary while youhave a chance (at the Esquire).  Formula 1 is the ultimate in sports carracing, and the Bulldog is proud to host fans of the Worlds greatest racingseries.  The series returns to action with the Italian Grand Prix onSunday September 11th.  In addition the Bulldog has created a Fantasy Formula1 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
 

Cheers,

 

       Jon

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