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by soggy biscuit » 28 Aug 2007 15:46

Very sad news.

Kepa Blanco said this morning that Puerta's health problems were already known by the club and others within the game, he apparently had a seuizure a year earlier in a friendly.

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by Royal Lady » 28 Aug 2007 15:50

If that's the case, how on earth could they have allowed him to continue playing??

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by AJ~ » 28 Aug 2007 15:59

Very sad news. Looked as though he'd be ok at first the way he left the field on his own steam. :(

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by RoyalChicagoFC » 28 Aug 2007 16:09

A damn shame.

As to why he was allowed to continue playing...this isn't an unprecedented thing, and I don't want to seem ghoulish here, but I really don't have a problem with it so long as he was getting the best medical evaluation, care and advice during the time leading up to this, and I trust that he was.

If so, then it's obvious that the young man had an informed decision to make, and I really don't think it right to deny him a living playing football if he's otherwise good enough and makes absolutely clear his desire to continue to do so in spite of the risk.

Of course, the fact that he just as well might have died in his sleep instead doesn't make it any less sad or easier to watch.

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by soggy biscuit » 28 Aug 2007 17:04

Can I make this story worse by saying that his wife is expecting their first child


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by soggy biscuit » 29 Aug 2007 11:16

Doctors confirm that Puerta's collapse was precipitated by a weakness in the right ventricle of the player's heart that can cause arrhythmias.

Sevilla confirm that the player had fainted on two previous occasions though they say that the problem was extremely difficult to detect and was unlikely to show up in medical tests.

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by RoyalChicagoFC » 30 Sep 2007 16:06

Milan, after drawing with Catania at home, now sitting eleventh in Serie A on 7 points, level with Lazio and Cagliari and ahead of both on GD.

Sevilla lost again yesterday, this time away to Zaragoza. They're thirteenth in La Liga on 6 points with a game in hand (Osasuna away). Henry a natural hat-trick for Barca on Saturday.

Bayern yet to lose in the Bundesliga; Ajax top of the Eredivisie a point better than Feyenoord, themselves a point in front of PSV.

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by soggy biscuit » 06 Oct 2007 08:49

Chris Coleman's Real Sociedad could be in 4th place by this evening if they beat bottom of the table Albacete at home


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by soggy biscuit » 12 Oct 2007 12:41

Afonso Alves is creating much attention in The Netherlands after scoring 7 goals for Heerenveen against Heracles Almelo at the weekend, Alves has now scored 41 goals in 33 appearances.

SC Heerenveen 9 - 0 Heracles Almelo
10' Afonso Alves
17' Afonso Alves
18' Afonso Alves
60' Gerald Sibon
68' Afonso Alves
70' Afonso Alves
74' Afonso Alves
77' Afonso Alves
81' Gerald Sibon

Highlights
http://www.gfdb.com/Video.498.Heerenveen---Heracles-9-0---07-10-2007---7-goals-by-Afonso-Alves.aspx

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by soggy biscuit » 27 Oct 2007 10:36

Antonio Puerta's girlfriend gives birth to their son, Aitor Antonio. Sevilla have given the newborn a lifetime season ticket and have also said that he will be allowed to wear Puerta's retired number 16 shirt should he ever make it as a professonal with them. Following an inquest into Puerta's death 3 doctors have been suspended.

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by Ginger Ninjas » 27 Oct 2007 10:47

soggy biscuit Afonso Alves is creating much attention in The Netherlands after scoring 7 goals for Heerenveen against Heracles Almelo at the weekend, Alves has now scored 41 goals in 33 appearances.

SC Heerenveen 9 - 0 Heracles Almelo
10' Afonso Alves
17' Afonso Alves
18' Afonso Alves
60' Gerald Sibon
68' Afonso Alves
70' Afonso Alves
74' Afonso Alves
77' Afonso Alves
81' Gerald Sibon

Highlights
http://www.gfdb.com/Video.498.Heerenveen---Heracles-9-0---07-10-2007---7-goals-by-Afonso-Alves.aspx


Yeah, but more impressive is the fact that Sheff Wed flop Gerald Sibon scored twice!!!

Can't see Afonso Alves staying at Heerenveen much longer - wasn't he top scorer in Holland last year as well - maybe Coppell will be tempted?!

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by soggy biscuit » 27 Oct 2007 10:54

Ginger Ninjas Can't see Afonso Alves staying at Heerenveen much longer - wasn't he top scorer in Holland last year as well


34 goals in 31 appearances last season


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by soggy biscuit » 31 Oct 2007 21:10

Real Madrid 4-0 up away at Valencia by half time

Valencia 0-1 Raul
http://www.d1g.com/video/show/?id=1496677

Valencia 0-2 Van N'Horse
http://www.d1g.com/video/show/?id=1496729

Valencia 0-3 Ramos
http://www.d1g.com/video/show/?id=1496731

Valencia 0-4 Van N'Horse
http://www.d1g.com/video/show/?id=1496744

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by Tredder » 31 Oct 2007 21:19

Sogs, did you ever forsee the day when you'd sell out and actually post for other people and not to ridicule them?

I prefered you of old.

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by Katie Marsden » 31 Oct 2007 22:39

Interesting to see Van Nistelrooy had no trouble adapting to Spanish football while Henry is making the usual excuses about settling in.

Van Nistelrooy with his 39th goal in 55 appearances for Real Madrid.

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by cmonurz » 31 Oct 2007 22:47

Hasn't stopped Henry scoring a hat-trick, albeit against Levante (ironically Van Nistelrooy's first La Liga hat-trick was also against Levante). 5 goals and 3 assists in total, in 12 games, which is hardly horrific.

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by soggy biscuit » 01 Nov 2007 08:34

Katie Marsden Interesting to see Van Nistelrooy had no trouble adapting to Spanish football while Henry is making the usual excuses about settling in.

Van Nistelrooy with his 39th goal in 55 appearances for Real Madrid.


In fairness Van N'Horse has had enough time to adapt while Henry has only been playing there for about 2 months. Fair play to Van N'Horse though, he looked good at Man Utd but he has stepped up a whole host of gears since joining Real Madrid, he has been a revelation in Spain.

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by readingbedding » 01 Nov 2007 08:43

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Katie Marsden Interesting to see Van Nistelrooy had no trouble adapting to Spanish football while Henry is making the usual excuses about settling in.

Van Nistelrooy with his 39th goal in 55 appearances for Real Madrid.


In fairness Van N'Horse has had enough time to adapt while Henry has only been playing there for about 2 months. Fair play to Van N'Horse though, he looked good at Man Utd but he has stepped up a whole host of gears since joining Real Madrid, he has been a revelation in Spain.


True, joining the biggest and best club team in the World has really made Van Nistelrooy step it up another level.

Wenger is very good at releasing great players when they have passed their best for Arsenal, Henry did have a bit of trouble adapting to the British game, but then managed to score 226 goals for Arsenal - which is pretty handy.

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by soggy biscuit » 01 Nov 2007 14:14

Ginger Ninjas
soggy biscuit Afonso Alves is creating much attention in The Netherlands after scoring 7 goals for Heerenveen against Heracles Almelo at the weekend, Alves has now scored 41 goals in 33 appearances.

SC Heerenveen 9 - 0 Heracles Almelo
10' Afonso Alves
17' Afonso Alves
18' Afonso Alves
60' Gerald Sibon
68' Afonso Alves
70' Afonso Alves
74' Afonso Alves
77' Afonso Alves
81' Gerald Sibon

Highlights
http://www.gfdb.com/Video.498.Heerenveen---Heracles-9-0---07-10-2007---7-goals-by-Afonso-Alves.aspx


Yeah, but more impressive is the fact that Sheff Wed flop Gerald Sibon scored twice!!!

Can't see Afonso Alves staying at Heerenveen much longer - wasn't he top scorer in Holland last year as well - maybe Coppell will be tempted?!


Numerous reports in Holland now stating that Manchester City have reached an agreement with Heerenveen to sign Alves for €20M in January.

http://www.telesport.nl/voetbal/2404192/___Afonso_Alves_vertrekt_naar_Manchester_City.html?p=1,1

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