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Postby tanique33 » 17 May 2007, 13:15

i can't deal with the clutter, and i don't want to start a topic everytime i find a little piece of david news. obviously some deserve their own topic, but some just don't. if other people want to put random stuff in here, great. here we go.

Beckham left off All-Star ballot

MAJOR League Soccer is counting on David Beckham to become its biggest star, but he wasn't included in the All-Star online voting ballot unveiled today (AEST).

The voting will help determine the starting line-up for the 2007 All-Star Game exhibition in Colorado, where the MLS All-Stars will face Scottish Premier League champion Celtic.

The ballot includes 156 players broken down by four positions - forwards, midfield players, defenders and goalkeepers.

In January, Beckham inked a five-year contract with Los Angeles Galaxy which is reportedly worth up to $US250 million ($302 million) including lucrative sponsorship provisions.

But he won't joint the club until after his contract with Spanish giant Real Madrid expires on June 30.

Results of the MLS All-Star balloting and the starting line-up will be announced on July 5, probably before Beckham plays in his first MLS match.

"I think not naming him is right," Toronto FC forward Danny Dichio, who is also in his first year in MLS after spending much of his 14-year career playing in England, said.

"I think even if you ask him, he'll say that I haven't played in the league yet and the other midfielders and central midfielders who have worked hard all season belong there and deserve to be on the all-star spot."

There are 64 midfield players on the ballot. Fans, who are allowed to vote up to 10 times per day until June 25, can select up to one goalkeeper, three defenders, five midfield players and two forwards.

Online voting will comprise 25 per cent of the total vote, while league coaches and general managers, media and players all accounting for 25 per cent each.

Five reserves for the All-Star game will be selected by the coach, who will be the coach of the team with the most points on June 25.

MLS commissioner Don Garber will pick the final two players.

"I think he might feel a little uncomfortable as a player if he came over and just jumped right in," Toronto FC midfield player Jim Brennan, who also played 10 seasons in England, said.

"He's a professional and he knows what it is about and I don't think he'd be too upset."

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Postby Lennu » 17 May 2007, 13:25

^Yeah, i'm sure that he feel that it's right thing.
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Postby tanique33 » 17 May 2007, 13:27

^^ i think so too. he hasn't played a single game there. anything else, would be ridiculous.

Beckham, Cannavaro, Roberto Carlos, and Raúl among the ten finalists for the prestigious award


The Golden Foot award is given to players over the age of 29 who have excelled on the pitch -both individually and as a member of their team- and who have earned the esteem of fans and football experts alike. Four Madridistas are among the ten finalists in this year's edition: David Beckham, Roberto Carlos, Raúl, and Fabio Cannavaro. The winner will be announced on 3 September in Monte Carlo.


Real Madrid will be well-represented during the 2007 edition of the Golden Foot award in Monte Carlo. Of the 10 aspiring finalists, four are Madridistas who will go up against the likes of Cafú, Del Piero, Figo, Giggs, Henry, and Maldini. The award is presented to footballers over the age of 29 who have excelled on the pitch and who have earned the esteem of fans and football experts alike. Personality is also taken into account.
The jury is comprised of 23 Golden Foot media partner representatives, while fans around the world make the final decision via Internet by accessing the award's official website. The winner leaves a permanent mold of his footprints on the “The Champions Promenadeâ€
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Postby Stumps » 17 May 2007, 16:20

I doubt he's feeling upset about not being included in the MLS thing seeing as you know, he hasn't even played a game yet with them but I think he's probably pretty happy about the golden foot one.
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Postby Donyelle » 17 May 2007, 17:49

great news about the golden foot award
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Postby GossipGirl » 17 May 2007, 18:08

hope you guys all voted for the golden foot award!
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Postby tanique33 » 17 May 2007, 18:16

whoopsies, i hadn't. perhaps i should get on that. roberto needs my vote. LOL.
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Postby GossipGirl » 17 May 2007, 19:43

tanique33 wrote:whoopsies, i hadn't. perhaps i should get on that. roberto needs my vote. LOL.


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Postby tanique33 » 17 May 2007, 20:16

haha. the link is http://www.goldenfoot.com for anyone interested. click on vote and go from there.

i found this to be a very good read. the security measures they are taking are interesting. i have to admit, the hype surrounding his arrival adds to the excitement. enjoy.

Beckham lands with a bang

IN a city familiar with earthquakes, a tremor of unusual proportions is about to hit Hollywood in the form of David and Victoria Beckham.

The residents of the City of Angels, suspecting or otherwise, will be mere extras come July as LA turns into a Truman Show-style goldfish bowl where every move of the $320 million man is scrutinised, analysed and captured for posterity. Not to mention prosperity.

The home has been bought – a $25 million Beverly Hills retreat – the salary package is in place and his teammates at the Los Angeles Galaxy await the descent to earth of the chosen one.

It's anticipated the former England captain will make his debut in a four-team tournament against Jose Mourinho's Chelsea at the Galaxy's Home Depot Centre HQ – a verdant oasis secreted on the wrong side of town in blue-collar Carson – on July 21.

His arrival will herald a security operation of APEC summit-like intensity. Training sessions, once open to all comers, will be held almost exclusively behind closed doors at one of six fields within the club's sprawling complex.

Beckham will park his car at an underground hideaway and have special escorts to and from all sessions and home games, should he request them.

"We're leaving nothing to chance," club general manager Alexi Lalas said.

"There are special circumstances at play and while David has expressly said he wants to be treated the same as everybody else, that's not always going to be easy to achieve."

Though his five-year contract is heavily incentive-based, it's believed that if all the planets align, Beckham – easily the highest-paid player on earth – will earn $175,000 a day during his stay in Tinseltown.

US international Landon Donovan, the Galaxy's second-highest earner, commands $1.2 million a season. The average wage hovers at about $80,000.

Third-string keeper Lance Friesz is at the impoverished end of the spectrum – his $16,000-a-year contract would barely cover Posh Spice's annual lipstick budget.

The 2003-built, 30,000-capacity all-seater ground Becks will call home isn't a patch on Old Trafford, Wembley or his most recent stage – Madrid's Bernabeu Stadium.

But it will be packed to the rafters each week as the club prepares to launch a new strip in mid-season to coincide with his arrival and begin harvesting back some of the investment in football's most marketable man.

Coach Frank Yallop, a former Canadian international, insists Beckham "just wants to be treated like everybody else" and is sure he will "deliver on the pitch".

"I've met him in Madrid and the biggest point he made was that he doesn't want any favours," said the man who became Galaxy coach 11 months ago.

"That impressed me immensely. Obviously there's going to be loads of added interest surrounding him . . . but we should embrace it."

The Galaxy's chiselled supernova will be orbited by a less than celestial cast of supporting players gleaned from the Los Angeles suburbs, the US college circuit, the backwaters of Canadian soccer and even Jamaica.

Yallop is convinced Beckham's halo will illuminate those around him, adding: "There's no jealousy of him – just desire to play alongside him. But there's going to be a circus around David Beckham. My job's to make sure it doesn't get to any of the players. He's used to it, but they aren't. Everybody is going to want a piece of him.

"We'll build the team around him. He'll take us to the next level. He's going to be the missing link – he'll lift not just us but the whole country in terms of its interest in football."

While Beckham-mania is rife around the club there are some fans who swallow it all with a reality chaser.

As the team stuttered to their second defeat of the new season – a 3-2 home loss to the New England Revolution last weekend – one supporter offered a note of caution, explaining: "For me it's the end of the age of innocence and welcome to the age of commercialism. Suddenly, it's going to be cool to follow the Galaxy. Before nobody gave a crap about soccer here. Now they will."

The Beckham buzz hasn't infiltrated every corner of LA.

Down in trendy Santa Monica, a world away from low-rent Carson, one young lady expressed her naivety over all things Becks.

"He's coming to play for a team in LA?" she asked. "Is there a soccer team in LA?"

Asked if she would go and watch the metrosexual magician, she replied: "Yeah, maybe. But he uses too much hair product. My girlfriends think he's cute though."

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Postby Sah » 17 May 2007, 21:25

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Postby ~poshbecks~ » 17 May 2007, 21:39

i hope ppl dont expect too much from him n expect him to score in every game.... he's gonna feel pressured n age very fast
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Postby mel2vicem » 17 May 2007, 21:51

He isn't a striker, so at least he isn't expected to score goals, mainly to create them and of course to 'bend it like Beckham' a few times.
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Postby tanique33 » 17 May 2007, 21:55

Elma wrote:^^Interesting read,they sure are expecting quite a lot from him dont they?!


well there are a couple of levels. when teams give that much to athletes, and it's made public, people's expectations shoot up.

then, he's arguably the most well known footballer, in the world, so there are those expectations. then he's a great footballer. then, on top of all of that, he's being promoted as the person who is going to save the league. not to mention his celebrity status.

it might all be unfair, BUT i think he'll revel in the challenge. i think the expectations for wins might take a backseat for what he's able to do for the league, on a whole. i'll say this, i don't remember the last time Major league soccer got this much press. so, he's working his magic already.

he'll be wearing so many hats in america, it's going to be fun to watch. now i see the appeal of why he wanted to come here. i think we know enough here to know one person does NOT secure wins. if he's performing well, on the pitch, he'll be appreciated for it. we just like to know our sportsmen and women are giving 110 percent.
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Postby GossipGirl » 17 May 2007, 22:42

Elma wrote:^^Interesting read,they sure are expecting quite a lot from him dont they?!


Yeah, I really hope this goes well for him! I'll be working on my positive thinking for him. :D
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Postby tanique33 » 17 May 2007, 23:04

buffyandangel233 wrote:
Elma wrote:^^Interesting read,they sure are expecting quite a lot from him dont they?!


Yeah, I really hope this goes well for him! I'll be working on my positive thinking for him. :D


that is what i like to hear. we've got 5 more years of it, haha.
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Postby GossipGirl » 18 May 2007, 00:15

tanique33 wrote:
buffyandangel233 wrote:
Elma wrote:^^Interesting read,they sure are expecting quite a lot from him dont they?!


Yeah, I really hope this goes well for him! I'll be working on my positive thinking for him. :D


that is what i like to hear. we've got 5 more years of it, haha.


LOL! :D

I think we can do it!
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Postby tanique33 » 18 May 2007, 00:30

lol. check back with me in 09 and see how i'm doing. lol. hopefully by then, we will have sent so much positivity their way, we can take a break.
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Postby malina19 » 18 May 2007, 06:40

many thanks for the articles.
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Postby tanique33 » 18 May 2007, 13:13

'Team Beckham' photo team ready to greet striker in LA

British-owned celebrity picture agency Splash has pulled out all the stops to welcome David Beckham to its LA heartland.

At the end of this season, Beckham is swapping Real Madrid for LA Galaxy.

The paps will greet him wearing a specialy designed matching "Team Beckham" football strip.

Joint owner of Splash, Gary Morgan said: "Posh knows about them and she phoned David in Madrid and they were laughing.

"We will be sending her a shirt. The idea is it's going to be crazy here when they come, so we want to show the nice pap side and show we are not a threat."

Meanwhile, Splash News has bought new offices to house its London bureau. Splash – headquartered in California but expanding fast in the UK – was previously in rented accommodation in Clerkenwell, central London.

Splash's new home is spread across two floors of a building on Farringdon Road, a stone's throw from The Guardian premises.

The extra space has allowed Splash to divide its departments, with photodesk and video desks on one floor, and the human interest features department on the other.

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Postby mel2vicem » 18 May 2007, 13:18

On the splash site, for most of the Vb videos it says at the end - credit: Team Beckham.
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Postby tanique33 » 18 May 2007, 13:28

it was just a strange read.
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Postby Lennu » 18 May 2007, 13:38

Team Beckham... ' we are not the threat' of course not :dizzy: It was splash which take those stupid photos of Romeo :death:
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Postby v.e.x » 18 May 2007, 17:46

Sweet....

LUKE Ruddick hopes to follow in the footsteps of his footballing hero David Beckham.

So there could be no better place for the 11-year-old Carlisle United youth player to begin than at the former England skipper’s own training academy in London. The football-mad youngster, from Upperby, Carlisle, has just returned from three days of intensive training at Becks’ soccer school in Greenwich.

And as well as brushing up on his skills – and learning a few more – Luke also collected special training kit from the academy worth £200.

Now he hopes that his career could follow that of his hero, who has quit Spanish side Real Madrid for a move to Los Angles to play for LA Galaxy.

Luke’s gran, Eileen Ruddick, said: “His auntie bough him David Beckham’s book for Christmas. Beckham explained that he went to Bobby Charlton’s academy for two weeks and that was where he was noticed.â€
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Postby tanique33 » 18 May 2007, 18:30

Thanks for the article.
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Postby Stumps » 18 May 2007, 20:26

Thanks ... the last one is cute !

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