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PHOTO: PRIDE OF POLSKA.
Poland’s brand spanking new National Stadium–host of the Euro 2012 opener in a few months–debuted last night with a rock concert. Up top, the outside. Below, the inside. (AP PHOTO)
HEAPING BOWLS OF SCHADENFREUDE. ALMOST LIKE A LAMB STEW.
Michael Owen thought he was bigger than Liverpool. Not the type of behavior that will endear you to a fan base. // When Saturday Comes
LIVERPOOL’S OWNERS AREN’T COMPLETE MORONS. HOLD ON, I NEED TO WRITE THIS DOWN.
So Liverpool didn’t really buy Stewart Downing because some idiot Americans were sucked in by a fake YouTube video after all. Hooray? // Dirty Tackle
AND MESSI WAS BORN FOR…WHAT EXACTLY? TIDDLYWINKS?
Good old Pele. He never disappoints when it comes to narcissistic pronouncements. // Futbolita
PHOTO: PLEASE STOP KNEEING OUR NATIONAL TREASURE IN THE FACE.
Hope Solo gets a knee to the face while making a save against Canada in last night’s CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tourney final. The USWNT won 4-0. (REUTERS)
CAPS ON KEEPERS: BRING ‘EM BACK, OR BETTER OFF DEAD?
I mean caps like the one Lev Yashin is wearing in this photo. Not baseball caps, which have no business on a soccer field. // Invent Football
FIRST COINS, NOW T-SHIRTS. THIS RULE GETS AROUND.
A teaser of the brilliant 3NIL’s next design, highlighting the offside rule in such a simple way that I weep at the beauty of it. // 3NIL
I WANT TO DUCK JUST LOOKING AT THE PHOTO.
Obstructed view seats at Anfield go for £39? Not worth the headache. // Beat the First Man
PHOTO: I HAVE NO IDEA. MUST BE A FRENCH THING.
This is Zambia’s French coach Herve Renard gesticulating. I don’t know what he’s trying to say, but it worked. Zambia is in the quaterfinals after beating Equatorial Guinea yesterday. (GETTY IMAGES)
SEE? I TOLD YOU HE WAS LETTING HIMSELF GO.
Like I mentioned on Friday, Jose Mourinho has given up on the touchline style that helped make him an icon. Even though his team is top of the table. // Kickette
IF RVP GETS A BAN, ARSENAL MIGHT AS WELL FORFEIT THE REST OF THE SEASON. KIDDING. SORTA.
Robin Van Persie caught Carlos Cuellar with a stray elbow, and Alex McLeish would like an investigation thank you very much. // Bleacher Report
KEEP IT UP JOSE. THE MORE YOU DRESS DOWN, THE BETTER WE LOOK.
Not that all of us are fashion plates around here (some more than others), but if a puffer jacket and a warm-up suit is good enough for Jose Mourinho, it’s good enough for us. Please follow us, please like us, and please have a wonderful Monday filled with hilarity, style, and intrigue. Which we’ll bring to you, of course.