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Jan 09, 2006, 03:23 PM
I thought it would be quite interesting to get some facts and a little inside info on teams from their fans, try not to slag each others teams off;) I might as well start it off.:)
My team: Chelsea FChttp://www.mychelseafc.com/images/badge_new1.jpg
Nickname: Blues, Super-blues, Rentboys:rolleyes:
Team colours: What haven't we had? currently Blue, Black, Light Blue
Local Rival(s): Fulham
Titles: League title - 1955, 2005
FA Cup - 1970, 1997, 2000
League Cup - 1965, 1998, 2005
Community Shield - 1955, 2000, 2005
Cup Winners Cup - 1971, 1998
Super Cup - 1998
How your team is doing now: After being bought in 2003 by a Russian billionaire, Chelsea were able to outbid other teams to get the players they wanted and with a manager who knows how to get the best out of a team Chelsea have gone from strength to strength, winning the premier league in the 04/05 season and only losing one league match this season.
Favorite currant player : Eidur Gudjohnsen (2000 - present)
Favorite all time player: not being alive to see the greats of yesteryear i would have to go with Zola, who was with the club from 1996 to 2003
Now why don't YOU tell us all a little about your wonderful team? All teams and leagues welcome:)
Jan 09, 2006, 04:24 PM
My team: FC Portohttp://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/sv/6/65/FC_Porto_emblem.png
The badge is a blue ball, 19th/early 20th century style, with the initials FCP to which the city coat of arms was added. Surrounding the coat of arms is a medal awarded by the portuguese state to the club and that was also added later on. On top of it all, the dragon, with a banner that says "Invicta" (invincible), which comemorates the fact that the city of Porto was the only continental city that never surrendored (sp?) to the absolutist army in the 1830-34 civil war.
Nickname: Dragões (Dragons), Tripeiros for our rivals
Team colours: Blue&white vertical stripes on the shirt, blue shorts, either white or blue socks. Blue and white were the colours of the monarchy. The club was founded before the instauration of the republic.
Local Rival(s): Boavista
National Rival(s): Benfica, Sporting
Championship of Portugal - 1921/22; 1924/25; 1931/32; 1936/37
League titles - 1934/35; 1938/39; 1939/40; 1955/56; 1958/59; 1977/78; 1978/79; 1984/85; 1985/86; 1987/88; 1989/90; 1991/92; 1992/93; 1994/95; 1995/96; 1996/97; 1997/98; 1998/99; 2002/03, 2003/04
Portuguese Cup - 1955/56; 1957/58; 1967/68; 1976/77; 1983/84; 1987/88; 1990/91; 1993/94; 1997/98; 1999/00; 2000/01; 2002/03
Supercup - 1980/81; 1982/83; 1983/84; 1985/86; 1989/90; 1990/91; 1992/93; 1993/94; 1995/96; 1997/98; 1998/99; 2000/01; 2002/03; 2003/04
Champions League - 1986/87; 2003/2004
UEFA Cup - 2002/2003
European Supercup - 1987/88
Intercontinental Cup - 1987/88; 2004/05
How your team is doing now: Currently the club is recovering from the hangover of the Champions League victory in 2004, and prety much all the chmapion players are now gone. Last season was the worst in many years, with 3 coaches and an erratic player policy. This season things are better, but the idiocy of the coach costed us the Champions League qualification in a very easy group. In the league, after many atempts, he finally seems to have found a balanced team, and since then, we've been cruising and now lead the league with a 6 points lead.
Favorite currant player : Ricardo Quaresma (since 2004) and Lucho Gonzalez (since 2005), both world class players. Alongside Diego, that makes our midfield very strong.
Favorite all time player: Too many to tell. Of those I've seen in my life time: Fernando Gomes, Rabah Madjer, Branco, Paulo Futre (all from the 80s), Vítor Baía, Domingos, Aloísio (from the 90s), Deco, Ricardo Carvalho (2000s).
Jan 09, 2006, 04:26 PM
My Team: The Columbus Crew http://images.google.com/images?q=tbn:P1p2q2bgVa4J:dwh.goal.com/multimedia/1057-6.jpg (hmm...picture not working)
Nickname: Er...the Crew. We get some derogatory nicknames, cause our logo kinda looks like the VIllage People
Team Colors -Black and Gold
Founded-Columbus was one of the first teams in the MLS, founded in 1996
Local Rivals-Our biggest rival is prob the DC United, since they've made a habit of beating us in the playoffs. Columbus also doesnt get along with with the Chicago Fire
Titles- US Open Cup 2002 (The Crew are one of the only MLS teams to have never even appeared in a title match. Ohio sports suck, what can i say?)
How the Club is doing now: Last season was a huge disapointment, as we missed the playoffs (something that rarely happens in crew history), and i think were shut out a league-record number of times. The club has made some offseason improvements, and there is some young talent...but i dont expect anything other than the first round this season
favorite current player- F Edson Bundle. really, the only guy on this team that can score
Favorite all team player- American football hero Brian McBride
Jan 09, 2006, 06:42 PM
My team: AFC Ajax
Nickname: Godenzonen, Joden
Team colours: Red and White
Founded: March 18th 1900
Local Rivals: none (in history FC Amsterdam, DWS, Blauw-Wit, RAP)
Dutch Champions (29) - 1918, 1919, 1931, 1932, 1934, 1937, 1939, 1947, 1957, 1960, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1970, 1972, 1973, 1977, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1990, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2002, 2004
League Champions (17) - 1918, 1919, 1921, 1927, 1928, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1939, 1946, 1947, 1950, 1952
Dutch Cup (15) - 1917, 1943, 1961, 1967, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1979, 1983, 1986, 1987, 1993, 1998, 1999, 2002
Dutch Supercup (3) - 1993, 1994, 1995
Johan Cruyff Schaal (2) - 2002, 2005
Intertoto (1) - 1962
Champions Cup (4) - 1971, 1972, 1973, 1995
Cup Winners Cup (1) - 1987
UEFA Cup (1) - 1992
European Supercup (3) - 1972, 1973, 1995
World Cup (2) - 1972, 1995
How your team is doing now: After the sucesses of the '90ies Ajax entered a bad phase, which they seemed to get out of from 2002 with a lot of talented youngsters with a lot of perspective winning the double and getting to the quarter-finals of the championsleague. Since that year most of the talents have not developped on and currently Ajax is having one of the worst seasons in its history, being at a shameful fourth place with 12 points behind on leaders PSV.
Favorite currant player : Hedwiges Maduro (came from youth academy)
Favorite all time player: Johan Cruyff, Marco van Basten, Dennis Bergkamp, Jari Litmanen, Rafael van der Vaart
Jan 10, 2006, 12:24 AM
hey sucks for you matt, steven elliot just signed with Fulham like McBride did. why don't you just send Brad Friedel over there too, and you can have a Columbas Crew reunion(j/k, we, Blackburn rather like him). BTW, I'll be putting up LA Galaxy and Blackburn Rovers and maybey Seatle Sounders up in a bit.
Jan 10, 2006, 01:28 AM
Melbourne Victory. I know very little about them, except that the captain is Kevin Muscat and that they are in the A-League (Australian).
Jan 10, 2006, 06:45 AM
My team - Charlton Athletic http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/7427/imagephp7ro.gif (http://imageshack.us)
Nickname's - Addicks, Robins(1940's til 1990's) Valliants (1970's)
Founded - 1905
Team colours - Red and White
Local Rivals - Crystal Palace and Millwall
National Rivals - none
Honors - 1944 London War Cup, 1947 FA Cup Winners, 1946 FA Cup Runners up, 1998 Division one PLay off Winners, 2000 Division one winners
How your team is doing now - In The Premiership and Surviving every season and pushing up the table looking at Europe. definatley an improvement on the 1980's. and prehaps the seconed best era of the club ever.
Favorite currant player - Darren Bent
Favorite all time player- Richard Rufus
Jan 10, 2006, 08:19 AM
My team - Feyenoord http://www.civfanatics.net/uploads11/logo_feyenoord.gif
Founded - 1908
Team colours - Red and White
Local Rivals - Sparta Rotterdam
National Rivals - Ajax
Dutch champions - 1924, 1928, 1936, 1938, 1940, 1961, 1962, 1965, 1969, 1971, 1974, 1984, 1993, 1999
Dutch Cup Winners - 1930, 1935, 1965, 1969, 1980, 1984, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995
Dutch SuperCup - 1991, 1999
Champions Cup - 1970
UEFA Cup - 1974, 2002
World Cup - 1970
How your team is doing now - Second in the Dutch league entering the winter break, 1 point behind league leaders PSV.
Favorite current player - Dirk Kuyt. Who else? :confused:
Favorite all time player - John de Wolf :D
Website - Feyenoord (http://www.feyenoord.nl/domains/default/pages/content.asp?content=12790000010644_2_1000000000165 1&contentcode=klantenservice_scc_2005-2006_start_nieuw)
Jan 10, 2006, 08:47 AM
My Team: Perth Glory http://img296.imageshack.us/img296/8159/perthgcrest19ox.gif (http://imageshack.us)
Team Colours: Purple and Orange
Local Rivals: None
National Rivals: None yet, because the new league is only in it's first season.
Premiers: 2003, 2004 We were the last two winners of the Old NSL
How is your team doing now? They are currently fifth and are just outside of the top four and that will mean finals. We are one win away from third spot. Top spot looks to be sown up by Adelaide United, a team many thought would struggle. We are playing them next and a win will do a lot of good for the chances of playing in the finals.
Favourite current player: Damien Mori
Favourite all time player: Bobby Despotovski
Website: Perth Glory (http://www.perthglory.com.au/)
Jan 10, 2006, 09:02 AM
My team: Cardiff City FC
Team colour: Blue
Rivals: Swansea; Wrexham
FA Cup Winners - 1927
FA Cup Finalists - 1925
FA Cup Semi-Finalists - 1921
FA Charity Shield Winners - 1927
European Cup-Winners Cup Semi-Finalists - 1968
Second Division Playoff Winners - 2003
Division 3 South Champions - 1947
Division 3 Champions - 1993
Division 1 Runners Up - 1924
Division 2 Runners Up - 1921, 1952, 1960
Division 3 Runners Up - 1976, 83
Division 4 Runners Up - 1988
Welsh Cup Winners - 1912, 1920, 1922, 1923, 1927, 1928, 1930, 1956, 1959, 1964, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1074, 1976, 1988, 1992, 1993
FAW Cup - 2002
How your team is doing now:
After 20 years of moving back and forth between the bottom two professional leagues, in 2003 we got promoted from the second division via the playoffs, and are now mid table in the Championship (below the Premiership). Big promises about a Premiership future were abound when we won promotion to this division, and there were signings to match. Unfortunately, the gamble didn't pay off - last season was a relegation battle, and though we're still in the Championship, many of our best players were sold off and we remain in heavy debt. This season has been good so far - we are currently 10th in the Championship, having been in the playoffs prior to a dodgy Christmas period. There's still talk of progress despite financial concerns, and we currently await the start of construction on a new stadium.
Favourite Current Player: Jason Koumas
Favourite all time player: Well this is the best we've been during my time, so see above I guess.
Website: http://www.cardiffcityfc.co.uk (http://www.cardiffcityfc.premiumtv.co.uk/page/Home/0,,10335,00.html)
Jan 10, 2006, 09:28 AM
My Team: Fredrikstad Fotballklubb (FFK)
Nickname: None (er, Guttane maybe?).
Team Colours: White shirts, red shorts.
Local Rivals: Moss FK, Sarpsborg FK, Østsiden FK.
Norwegian League: 1938, 1939, 1949, 1951, 1952, 1954, 1957, 1960, 1961.
Norwegian Cup: 1932, 1935, 1936, 1938, 1940, 1950, 1957, 1961, 1966, 1984.
How is your team doing now? Struggling to stay in our "premier league".
Favourite current player: Raymond Kvisvik.
Favourite all time player: Per Egil Ahlsen
Website: http://www.fredrikstadfk.no/default.asp?fid=1017 (Norwegian site)
Jan 10, 2006, 09:41 AM
My Team:Besiktas(Besiktas Jimnastik Kulubu)
Nickname:Karakartallar(The Black Eagles)
Team Colours:Black and White red is also used in the away shirts.
Rivals:Fenerbahce, Galatasaray, Trabzonspor
1951-1952, 1953-1954, 1957-1958, 1958-1959, 1965-1966, 1966-1967, 1981-1982, 1985-1986, 1989-1990, 1990-1991, 1991-1992,1994-1995, 2002-2003
How is your team doing now:We are now in the 4th place. 20 points behind the leaders Fenerbahce. We are out of the UEFA Cup. Only Turkish Cup is left. A wasted season. Riza Calimbay was sacked in the 8th week of the season. Jean Tigana replaced him. The squad is huge(33 players). Some of them left the ream. More to leave soon. The next goal is the Turkish Cup and trying to sign good players for next season.
Favourite Current Player:Ahmet Dursun
Favourite All Time Player:Ahmet Dursun
Jan 10, 2006, 12:21 PM
My team : Olympique de Marseille
Nickname : l'OM
Team colours : white and blue
Founded : 1899
Rivals : Girondins de Bordeaux, Paris Saint-Germain
Champion's league : 1993
Intertoto cup : 2005
French championship : 1937, 1948, 1971, 1972, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992
French cup : 1924, 1926, 1927, 1935, 1938, 1943, 1969, 1972, 1976, 1989
How is your team doing now : not very well. Marseilles hasn't won anything since 1992. The team use to change of coach twice a year with very irregular scores.
Favourite Current Player : Franck Ribery
Favourite All Time Player : Jean-Pierre Papin and Didier Drogba
website : http://www.olympiquedemarseille.com
Jan 12, 2006, 05:28 PM
My team : Wisla Krakow
Nickname : Biała Gwiazda (English: White Star)
Team colours : red-blue-white
Founded : 1906
Rivals : Legia Warszawa(Warsaw) and Cracovia.
Polish Championship : 1927, 1928, 1949, 1950, 1978, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005
Polish Cup : 1926, 1967, 2002, 2003
Europe Cup: a quarter-final in season 1978/1979
How is your team doing now : This year is a 100th birthday of Wisla :) So I hope that there will be arranged some friendlies matches against world class teams like Real Madrit ;) Wisla ofcourse lead in Polish 1st division, but we were kicked off from european cups :( from Champions Leage by Panathinaikos Athens and from UEFA Cup by Vitoria ;/.
Favourite Current Player : Radoslaw Sobolewski.
Favourite All Time Player : Maciej Zurawski.
website : http://www.wislakrakow.pl/index_eng.php
Jan 16, 2006, 02:18 AM
Team: Tromsø Idrettslag (TIL)
Team Colors: Red and white striped shirts. White shorts and socks.
Local Rivals: Tromsdalen
National Rivals: Bodø/Glimt and Rosenborg
Titles: Norwegian Cup 1986 and 1996
Highest league position: 2nd in 1990
How the team is doing: Mid-table expections. Lost a couple of decent players prior to this season, but have signed some talents and have an exciting youth squad. New manager Ivar-Morten Normark (ex. Aalesund) prior to this season.
Favourite player: Patrice Bernier or Ole Martin Årst.
All time favourite player: Sigurd Rushfeldt
Jan 17, 2006, 08:00 AM
Team: Plymouth Argyle
Nickname: The Pilgrims, Green Army
Team Colors: Green and White.
Local Rivals: Exeter and Torquay
National Rivals: Bristol Rovers and Bristol City
Titles: Divison 3 2002 and Division 2 2004, 1959,
Highest league position: 17th in the Championship last season.
How the team is doing: We are currently 20th 1 point above relegation zone but with two games to spare.
Favourite player: Akos Buzasky
All time favourite player: Tommy Tynan Argyles top goal scorer off all time and a great all round player.