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Postby demetriou_74 » Tue Aug 09, 2005 5:55 pm

will it be on sky?
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Postby Saint Jimmy » Tue Aug 09, 2005 6:03 pm

Kind of :arrow: Setanta PPV (Pay-per-view) Telewest
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Postby Yiannis » Tue Aug 09, 2005 6:55 pm

Saint Jimmy wrote:
demetriou_74 wrote:kind of all rolled into one

Nope! Clear emphasis on chOf-...


I agree with Jimmy and im 200% sure about it.
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Postby cannedmoose » Tue Aug 09, 2005 9:03 pm

Good performance by Anorthosis so far, all level 0-0 at half time with opportunities for both sides.
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Postby demetriou_74 » Tue Aug 09, 2005 9:36 pm

RANGERS and Anorthosis Famagusta have had chances to score in tonight's Champions League qualifier in Nicosia but the sides are locked at 0-0 at half time.

The home side started brightly, player-manager Temuri Ketsbaia and Georgi Kinkladze were always keen to get on the ball, but the Light Blues weathered the early storm and gradually began to force the play.

Nacho Novo had a powerful long-range drive tipped wide on 11 minutes and the SPL title-holders almost scored from Fernando Ricksen's resulting corner.

Nando's wicked delivery caused panic in the Famagusta defence and Savvas Poursaitidis nearly deflected the ball Dado in action in Cyprusinto his own net.

Marvin Andrews headed another Ricksen corner over the bar seconds later then Ian Murray, who was played on the left side of midfield, spurned a glorious chance to snatch a vital away goal.

The former Hibs skipper latched on to Novo's pass at the edge of the box and raced clean through on Antonis Giorgallides' goal. Sadly the versatile Scot blasted over the top when it looked easier to hit the target.

At the other end, Nikolaus Frousos headed just wide from close-range - he glanced Kinkladze's expert centre inches past Ronald Waterreus' left hand post - and the same two players almost fashioned the first goal of the night with ten minutes remaining in the half.

Kinkladze sent Frousos away inside the box, the striker chipped the ball over Waterreus and it looked like the net was ready to bulge. Thankfully it cannoned off the post and Ron was able to punch the ball away to safety.

Ketsbaia tried his luck near the end of the half with a swerving free-kick but Ronald was in superb form again, GSP Stadiumpunching the ball away from danger.

Alex McLeish made two changes to the side that started at Inverness on Saturday.

Peter Lovenkrands and Alex Rae dropped down to the bench with Michael Ball returning at left back and new signing Julien Rodriguez partnering Andrews at the heart of defence.

Jose-Karl Pierre-Fanfan was moved to the right back slot.

There were four bookings in a keenly contested first period - Andrews, Ricksen and Ball for Rangers, Georgios Xenides for the Cypriots.
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Postby demetriou_74 » Tue Aug 09, 2005 10:17 pm

RANGERS are looking good for a place in the group stage of the Champions League as goals from Nacho Novo and Fernando Ricksen earned the Light Blues a 2-1 victory over Anorthosis Famagusta.

Spanish frontman Nacho worked tirelessly in the heat of Nicosia this evening and was in the right place at the right time to notch his first of the season just after the hour.

Dado Prso sent over a terrific cross for Ricksen, whose acrobatic hitch kick was superbly blocked by home keeper Antonis Giorgallides.

Novo was quickest to react, though, and poked the ball over the line from close-range for his first of the season.

The away bench raced to the touchline, punching the air in delight and they were celebrating again a couple of Dado in action in Cyprusminutes later as Ricksen quickly doubled the advantage.

Barry Ferguson and Prso linked well at the edge of the area and Croatian ace Dado sent Nando clean through on goal with a sensational reverse pass. Ricksen lashed a low drive into the corner of the net to send the visiting support wild.

The Cypriots managed to claw their way back into the game, however, straight from kick off.

Leonidas Kampantais teed up Nikolaus Frousus at the edge of the box and the hard-working striker curled a low shot past Ronald Waterreus.

The home side had started brightly, player-manager Temuri Ketsbaia and Georgi Kinkladze were always keen to get GSP Stadiumon the ball, but the Light Blues weathered the early storm and gradually began to force the play.

Novo had a powerful long-range drive tipped wide on 11 minutes and the SPL title-holders almost broke the deadlock from Ricksen's resulting corner.

Nando's wicked delivery caused panic in the Famagusta defence and Savvas Poursaitidis nearly deflected the ball into his own net.

Marvin Andrews headed another Ricksen corner over the bar seconds later then Ian Murray, who was played on the left side of midfield, spurned a Ferguson in action against Famaglorious chance to open his Rangers account.

The former Hibs skipper latched on to Novo's pass at the edge of the box and raced clean through on Giorgallides' goal. Sadly the versatile Scot blasted over the top when it looked easier to hit the target.

At the other end, Frousos headed just wide from close-range - he glanced Kinkladze's expert centre inches past Waterreus' left hand post - and the same two players almost fashioned the first goal of the night with ten minutes remaining in the half.

Kinkladze sent Frousos away inside the box, he chipped the ball over Waterreus and it looked like the net was ready to bulge. Thankfully it cannoned off the post and Ron was able to punch the ball away to safety.

Rodriguez in action in CyprusRangers held on, though, and their quick-fire double midway through the second period has given Eck's men a great chance of Champions League progression.

Anorthosis could have snatched an equaliser near the end when Kampantais broke away with just Waterreus to beat. The former PSV Eindhoven ace was his usual competent self between the sticks, though, racing off his line to make another crucial block.

Trinidadian powerhouse Andrews also hooked a late drive off the line but Rangers held on for a great win.

McLeish had made two changes to the side that started at Inverness on Saturday.

Peter Lovenkrands and Alex Rae dropped down to the bench with Michael Ball returning at left back and new signing Julien Rodriguez partnering The Champions League logoAndrews at the heart of defence.

Jose-Karl Pierre-Fanfan was moved to the right back slot.

Result - Anorthosis Famagusta 1 Rangers 2
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Postby RAFAELLA » Wed Aug 10, 2005 10:58 am

Unfortunately for Anorthosis, Rangers was playing with 12 players, 11 + referee :?

Anorthosis had a good performance but with the help of the referee they lost the game, 3 penalties were not given etc etc.
Those who wachted the game, I believe, they noticed the lack of objectivity on the referee's behalf.
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Postby demetriou_74 » Wed Aug 10, 2005 11:03 am

RAFAELLA wrote:Unfortunately for Anorthosis, Rangers was playing with 12 players, 11 + referee :?

Anorthosis had a good performance but with the help of the referee they lost the game, 3 penalties were not given etc etc.
Those who wachted the game, I believe, they noticed the lack of objectivity on the referee's behalf.


the only running update i could find was on the rangers site which was about 6 months late. turns out my mate had paid for it and i was not invited.
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Postby cannedmoose » Wed Aug 10, 2005 12:12 pm

demetriou_74 wrote:the only running update i could find was on the rangers site which was about 6 months late. turns out my mate had paid for it and i was not invited.


I was going to pay to watch it, but when I saw it was £7.99 I changed my mind... £3 maybe, but no way more than that.
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Postby demetriou_74 » Wed Aug 10, 2005 1:03 pm

cannedmoose wrote:
demetriou_74 wrote:the only running update i could find was on the rangers site which was about 6 months late. turns out my mate had paid for it and i was not invited.


I was going to pay to watch it, but when I saw it was £7.99 I changed my mind... £3 maybe, but no way more than that.


normally for pay-per-view games we all chip in a £5.
a pound or so for the game.
couple of quid for the pizza
and the rest for a few bottles of KEO
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