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Away Goals Rule Awards & Hall of Fame 2009

Posted by Jarv on December 31, 2009

Here are this years Winners and Hall of Fame Inductees

Away Goals Rule Forum Awards
Poster of the Year – Resurection Joe
New poster of the year (Must have joined After Dec 1st 2008) – The James
Best Thread of the year (Must have been started After Dec 1st 2008) – Moron of the day

None Away Goals Rule Awards
Man of the Year – Frankie Boyle
Woman of the year – Jessica Ennis
Film of 2009 – Star Trek & District 9 – Tied
Album of 2009 – Eminem – Relapse
TV Show of 2009 – Top Gear
Highlight of the year – Jenson Button winning the F1 World Title
Worst thing about 2009 – The Recession
Most deserving of a punch in the face award (otherwise known as the Jeremy Beadle award) – Thierry Henry
Silliest Mistake of 2009 – Tiger Woods and his Bits on the Side
Most Surprising thing about 2009 – Tiger playing the field & his fall from grace
Funniest thing from 2009 – Liverpool & Rafa Benitez
None football sports person of the year – Usain Bolt
Game of the year (PC or Console) – Fallout 3
Best non-football individual sporting event – Jenson Button winning the F1 World Title

Away Goals Rule Football Awards
Manager of 2009 – Pep Guardiola
Player of 2009 – Iniesta
Young Player of the year (AGR rules, must be no Older than 23) – Stephen Ireland
Football Villain of 2009 – Thierry Henry
Best Football Match – Liverpool 4-4 Arsenal

Away Goals Rule Team of the year (if a player should win 2 slots, left and right winger perhaps, we’ll take the 2nd highest)
Keeper – Given
left back – Evra
Right Back – Alves
Centre backs (2) – Vidic & Vermaalen
Central Midfielders (2) – Xavi & Iniesta
Wingers (2) – Ronaldo & Messi
Strikers (2) – Torres & Drogba

Away Goals Rule Hall of Fame – 2009 (MUST be Retired)
Players – Denis Irwin, Juninho, Gary Lineker
Manager – Herbert Chapman & Alf Ramsey
Overseas Player – Paolo Maldini
Overseas Manager – Johann Cruyff


Come and tell us what you think


Written by Jarv

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A Christmas Message from Away Goals Rule

Posted by Jarv on December 23, 2009

A Very Merry Christmas and a happy new year along with a prosperous 2010 from all The Crew at Away Goals Rule Football Forum

Why not come and tell us what you are getting up to over the Christmas Holiday Season, Share your gossip and stories of your works party on the Christmas Chat Thread. The funnier the better!

We are currently running our Annual Awards and Hall of Fame vote, too, you can have your say here, The vote closes on the December 27th – so you better be quick to make sure your vote counts.

January Football Discussion

There is loads going on in January on Away Goals Rule, Have a look below at just a few of the things we will be discussing.

Come and see who is rumoured to be buying who in our January Transfer Thread.

As always, January also sees the start of the African Cup of Nations. Lots of premier league players will be playing and taking part and you can catch all the latest Discussion here on the African Cup of Nations Thread.

January includes the 3rd Round of the FA Cup and the Semi-Finals of the league cup and the first leg of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy Area Finals all of which find their home in our Cup Football Forum.

General Football

With Paul Hart and Mark Hughes already having been relieved of their jobs, tell us who you think will be the next to get the boot on the Premier League Sack Race Thread. Can Rafa survive the season? Will Zola be Saying Zo Long (see what i did there?)

Who will Qualify for the Champions League in possibly the Premier Leagues most open race ever? Vote and discuss this topic on the Premier League Top 4 Thread.

Tell us who you think will be playing Championship football next season and be relegated form the Premier League, and likewise, who will replace them in the top flight in our Battle for the Championship Thread.

We’ve not forgotten the other leagues too we have a Football League Forum and a Non-League Football Forum.

Despite some of Europe’s top league having a winter break the European Football Forum is still busy. Who will be the biggest mover in January? And don’t forget the Champions League and Europa League Draw discussion.

World Cup 2010

We have a new World Cup 2010 section too, Without doubt the biggest sporting event of 2010 and all of us at Away Goals Rule are really looking forward to the tournament. Who do you think will win? How far will England get? Will David Beckham make the final squad? Who will go to South Africa in June and who will miss out?

Find out all the latest news and read the discussion about the tournament here, In the World Cup 2010 Forum.

So come and visit

http://www.awaygoalsrule.com

today and tell us exactly what you think, and most importantly, and once again, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all the team at Away Goals Rule forum. All the best for you and your loved ones, and may your holidays be as great as you’d hoped, even if you don’t celebrate Christmas. :)

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Europa League 1st Knockout round Draw

Posted by Jarv on December 18, 2009

So here is the Europa League Draw – 1st Knockout Round

Pot one: Anderlecht,  Benfica,  Fenerbahce,  Hapoel Tel Aviv,  Galatasaray, Juventus,  Marseille,  PSV Eindhoven,  Roma,  Salzburg,  Shakhtar Donetsk, Sporting,  Unirea Urziceni,  Werder Bremen,  Wolfsburg,  Valencia.

Pot Two: Ajax,  Athletic Bilbao,  Atletico Madrid,  Club Brugge,  Everton,  FC Copenhagen,  FC Twente,  Fulham,  Hamburg,  Hertha Berlin,  Lille, Liverpool,  Panathinaikos,  Rubin Kazan,  Standard Liege,  Villarreal.

1st Knockout Round Draw

Rubin Kazan v Hapoel Tel Aviv
Athletic Bilbao v Anderlecht
Copenhagen v Marseille
Atletico Madrid v Galatasaray
Panathinaikos v Roma
Club Brugge v Valencia
Ajax v Juventus
Atletico Madrid v Galatasaray
Fulham v Shakhtar Donetsk
Liverpool v Unirea Urziceni
Standard Liege v Salzburg
Villarreal v Wolfsburg
Hamburg v PSV Eindhoven
Everton v Sporting
Lille v Fenerbahce
Hertha Berlin v Benfica

So There you Go, Please go here for Discussion of the Europa League 1st knockout round draw.

Written by Jarv

As Always for all your European football discussion and Match discussion please visit Away Goals Rule Football Forum

EDIT: Here is the draw for the 2nd Round

Club Brugge/Valencia v FC Twente/Werder Bremen
Ajax/Juventus v Fulham/Shakhtar
Lille/Fenerbahce v Liverpool/Unirea
Panathinaikos/Roma v Standard Liege/Salzburg
Hertha Berlin/Benfica v Copenhagen/Marseille
A Madrid/Galatasaray v Everton/Sporting
Rubin/Hapoel v Villarreal/Wolfsburg
Hamburg/PSV v Athletic Bilbao/Anderlecht

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Champions League Draw – 1st Knockout round

Posted by Jarv on December 18, 2009

So its a big day for the Remaining British clubs still in Europe.

Champions League

Manchester United , Chelsea and Arsenal all go into the draw in the seeded pot,

which consist of Arsenal,  Barcelona,  Bordeaux, Chelsea,  Fiorentina,  Manchester United,  Real Madrid,  Sevilla.

and the unssded clubs are

AC Milan,  Bayern Munich,  CSKA Moscow,  FC Porto,  Lyon,  Inter Milan,  Olympiakos,  Stuttgart.

Clubs from the same country are kept apart as are those from the same group.

For some reason this round is split over 4 weeks instead of 2 this time around.

1st Knockout Stage Draw

Stuttgart V Barcelona
Olympiakos V Bordeaux
Inter Milan V Chelsea
Bayern Munich V Fiorentina
CSKA Moscow V Sevilla
Lyon V Real Madrid
FC Porto V Arsenal
AC Milan V Manchester United

So There you Go, Please Go here for Champions League Draw Discussion

Jarv

As Always for all your European football discussion and Match discussion please visit Away Goals Rule Football Forum

Europa League Draw to Follow

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