Yes I am aware of what Scrute means.
But i am going to do this preview Scrutineer style, with facts and
line ups and form and relevant stuff pertaining to the game. I am not
going to go on about how I was able to last all winter and not get a
cold, but now feel like shit, because the fricking Iceberg is fricking
freezing still! I will not tell you about how stupid I was, sitting
on the deck at the cottage, watching the Geese returning in glorious
sunshine and warmth on Saturday only to drink too much and stupidly
not realize, that by the time the sun went down, it was freezing and I
really should have put on some warm clothing, instead of pour myself
another glass of maple infused whiskey. And of course I will not go
off topic and mention how since around 7:00Am the only news on the
Iceberg is about the deadline trading day in the NHL, though it is
somewhat on topic, if you make a comparison between it and transfer
deadline day in Football. Same talking heads trying to talk about
nothing for 18 hours but players switching teams and how it will make
those teams better. I dont know much about NHL, but I get the feeling
Pittsburgh is buying to win the cup this season?
So yes lets keep this Scrute Style.
Malaga - Dortmund (Mi.) -:- (-:-)
Here are the starting line ups according to kicker. They seem to be
getting better at getting this right now?
Willy - Jesus Gamez, Demichelis, Weligton, Antunes - Toulalan, Iturra
- Joaquin, Isco, Julio Baptista - Saviola
Weidenfeller - Piszczek, Subotic, Felipe Santana, Schmelzer -
Gndogan, S. Bender - Gro?kreutz, M. G?tze, Reus - Lewandowski
No past history between these teams.
In the last 10 games Malaga have lost 3 times, once to Porto, once to
Betis and last week at home to Espanyol. They managed a 0-0 draw with
Atletico, which is good for a couple of reasons, the result of course,
but keeping Falcao from scoring as well. They won away on the weekend
Dortmund have lost thrice as well in the last ten games, The derby vs
Schalke, in what was probably Schalke's best game of the year,
possibly the season? to Bayern a couple weeks before that in a cup
game and to HSV. Yeah the team that lost to bayern by a dozen goals
or so, actually beat Dortmund at home 4-1! I am not making this up.
Hamburg beat Dortmund 4-1 in front of 80,000 Dormtund fans back in
Malaga are a good team, I think an underrated team, they have plenty
of skilled player and on their day can play vs anyone, as are
Dortmund. Which is kind of why i am surprised at how Dortmund are
favourites to win this game?
I have seen articles in the Spanish press mentioning Hummels is going
to Barca. Probably a good fit for him and for Barca. Hummels is a
good ball playing defender, maybe not the best defensive defender, but
not bad and he is good in the air. Assuming Pique stays, it would
probably be a lot like the partnership at Dortmund with Subotic.
Dortmund seem to be playing better in Europe and have not lost a game
yet, the only UCL team to not lose yet. I am starting to believe in
them now, They are probably the team I would most like to see win it
Real Madrid - Galatasaray -:- (-:-)
Real with their team full of choppers and thugs, coached by that fish
stealing, black eye to the game are a hateful miserable bunch. They
are a team only a mother could love and I dont mean a parent. Outside
of Ozil and maybe roid boy, it is hard to like the players on Real.
Some of them were probably OK, but once you play on a Mourinho team,
all your senses of decency, kindness, goodness and fairness are wiped
out of you, it is like joining the Marines or the SS. Gala have their
share of ex Marines as well, with Drogba, Sjneider and to a lesser
extent Altintop, he probably got out early enough to not be totally
Oh but sorry, I am supposed to keep this Scrutineer style and stick to
facts and stats.
Diego Lopez - Arbeloa, Varane, Sergio Ramos, Fabio Coentrao - Khedira,
Xabi Alonso - di Maria, ?zil, Cristiano Ronaldo - Benzema
Muslera - Ebou, Semih, Nounkeu, Riera - Selcuk Inan, Felipe Melo,
Hamit Altintop, Sneijder - Drogba, Burak
I think Cassilas is back on the bench? To be fair to the Fish
stealing bastard, he is not playing Pepe and Marcello so much anymore,
maybe even he realizes how low it was when he played them?
If you got 100 bucks you can afford to lose, pick Gala to win, the
multiplier is 17! Get yourself a nice bottle of Cristal with those
winning, or save the 100 and buy 10 bottles of prosecco, you will
barley notice the difference after the second bottle.
These teams did play each other 12 years ago
18.04.2001 Real Madrid - Galatasaray Istanbul 3:0 (3:0)
03.04.2001 Galatasaray Istanbul- Real Madrid 3:2 (0:2)
Real have not lost in the last ten games, beating Barca twice in those
ten, though they did draw on the weekend with Saragossa. Gala have
only lost once in the last ten, to Ankara? Are Ankara doing well in
the Turkish league? From an ABRMaJM ( I will let you figure out what
it means) perspective I am going for the upset and I really think Gala
can get a draw today.
Due to this NHL trading deadline day, I think all sports channels are
showing nothing but talking heads talking about hockey trades? So I
hope I find a good stream, preferably in German, but hopefully not
coaxing me int drinking Krombacher, I cant drink when I have a cold.
Everyone is always "oh take a shot of whiskey and yo will feel better"
etc, that just does not work for me. Maybe a small glass of red wine
to help me sleep, but that is it!