Bulldog Update - Mar 1st 2011

Jon Forget
Mar 1st 2011

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Football Fans,

      The first week of March brings us a packed schedule, including a couple of big EPL clashes.  The action starts this afternoon when     Manchester United travel to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea in our feature lunchtime fixture.  This is the first of two tough tests for Sir Alex Ferguson and his squad this week.  Chelsea would be delighted with a positive result against the league leaders, and are counting on record signing Fernando Torres to find his way on to the score sheet today.  Be sure to join the Rocky Mountain Blues and the Colorado Red Devils as they support their respective teams this afternoon. Our other Tuesday action sees Everton hosting Championship side Reading in a 5th round FA Cup tie, and Real Salt Lake hosting Columbus in the second leg of their Concacaf Champions League Quarterfinal.   Wednesday lunch kicks off with our featured match, an FA Cup 6th round fixture between Man City and Aston Villa.  Simultaneous to this game we have a Bundesliga clash between Bayern Munich and Schalke, and we will be streaming Arsenals 5th round FA Cup replay with Leyton Orient.  To round out the day Valencia take on Barcelona in a La Liga fixture.  

     On the weekend we start with an early open (5:45am) Saturday morning for Carling Cup winner Birminghams clash with West Brom.  Both clubs are desperate for points, as the relegation battle heats up.  This match is followed by two EPL fixtures in the 8am slot.  Arsenal host Sunderland at the Emirates, and Newcastle take on Everton in a clash between two northern clubs.   Man City face Wigan in our final EPL fixture of the day, followed by Barcelona v Zaragoza in the early afternoon.

    Sunday brings us our match of the week, and a traditional classic, as Liverpool welcome Manchester United to Anfield.  Kenny Dalglishs Liverpool are no pushovers, and they should make things difficult for the Red Devils.  Andy Carroll may be fit to see his first action in a Liverpool uniform as well.  To finish out a great week there are two matches in the 9am slot.  Giant killers Wolverhampton host Tottenham, and surging West Ham play host to Stoke City.

      Last but not least, we are less than twenty days out from our local clubs first match in the 2011 campaign.  The MLS Cup defending Champion Rapids host MLS newcomers Portland Timbers at DSG Park Saturday March 19th.  The Bulldog Supporters  Group (www.bulldogsupporters.com) will be hosting a massive tailgate, and will be vocally supporting our team on the Terrace as they look for their first points of 2011.  If you love the game, dont miss this opportunity to support your hometown football club!

Tuesday March 1st
Everton v Reading 12:30pm (FA Cup 5th Round)
Chelsea v Manchester United 12:45pm (EPL)
Sevilla v Sporting Gijon 2pm (La Liga)
Salt Lake v Columbus 8pm (Concacaf Champions League)
Wednesday March 2nd
Bayern Munich v Schalke 12:30pm (Bundesliga)
Manchester City v Aston Villa 12:30pm (FA Cup 6th Round)
Arsenal v Leyton Orient 12:45pm (FA Cup 5th Round Replay)
Valencia v Barcelona 2pm (La Liga)
Thursday March 3rd
Real Madrid v Malaga 2pm (La Liga)
Friday March 4th
Lecce v Roma 12:45pm (Serie A)
Saturday March 5th
Birmingham v West Brom 5:45am (EPL)
Bayern Munich v Hannover 7:30am (Bundesliga)
Arsenal v Sunderland 8am (EPL)
Newcastle v Everton 8am (EPL)
Fulham v Blackburn 10am (EPL Tape Delay)
Man City v Wigan 10:30am (EPL)
Barcelona v Zaragoza 12pm (La Liga)
Juventus v A.C. Milan 12:45pm (Serie A)
Sunday March 6th
Liverpool v Manchester United 6:30am (EPL)
Wolves v Tottenham 9am (EPL)
West Ham v Stoke 9am (EPL)
Lazio v Palermo 12:45pm (Serie A)
Racing Santander v Real Madrid 1pm (La Liga)
Monday March 7th
Blackpool v Chelsea 1pm (EPL)
Bulldog Clip of the Week:  Each week I will be including a video clip that pertains to the Beautiful Game.  This week,  some incredible acrobatic strikes (minus Rooneys recent effort v Man City):   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUeSZ9LwWIQ&feature=related
British Bulldog Rapids Supporters Club:  www.bulldogsupporters.com  Do you love futbol, beer, tailgates, bus trips, singing songs and chants, and supporting your team with other knowledgeable fans?  If you said yes to any of these questions then the BSG is your club.  If you are passionate about World Football, and improving the atmosphere at Dicks Sporting Goods Park, I encourage you to get involved!  (Season Opener March 19th v Portland Timbers  http://bulldogsupporters.com/events/detail.php?eventID=45
FIFA 11 Video Game Competition:  Every Tuesday night at 7:00pm the British Bulldog is hosting a FIFA 11 tournament.  Red Stripe is on special for this one, and house prizes for the winner and runner up.  Come on out and test your skills against other Football Fanatics!  Feel free to come down anytime, and practice your skills on FIFA 11.  The game is always set up and ready to play, just ask your bartender for the game and controllers.
EPL Fantasy Football:  Jon Forget has invited you to play in their Fantasy Premier League called British Bulldog 2011.
If you arent already playing the game then you can register at http://fantasy.premierleague.com
Once you have logged in and entered your team, click on the Leagues
link you can find on the right of the page. Now enter the code 336214-86779 to join the private league.
Enjoy the game.
NHL Hockey:  The 2010/11 NHL season is in full swing, and the Bulldog is proud to carry the NHL package.  Feel free to request your favorite teams game live and in HD.
British Bulldog Poker Nights:  Every Wednesday (9pm) and Sunday (6pm) the British Bulldog is hosting a poker tournament.  The game is Texas Holdem.  In addition to $3 Pinnacle vodka drinks(Wed.), $2.50 Bud and Bud Light, and our regular 10-12 Late Night Happy Hour, there are also house prizes for the winner and the runner up.  Our in house dealer, Keith, will be here every week to host.
Sunday Movie Night:  Every Sunday night at 9:30pm the Bulldog will be featuring a classic of movie for our patrons to enjoy.   
FC Denver: The British Bulldog is proud to announce a partnership with FC Denver.  FC Denver is the premiere adult soccer organization in Colorado, and the Bulldog is the Clubs home Pub. If you are a top-level player looking for a team to play for, or are looking for local soccer playing options/resources, contact Eric Fulton on 720-296-8332 or by email at efulton@fcdenver.org.
British Bulldog Specials:
Soccer Happy Hour & Breakfast 7-11am on the weekends (During EPL, La Liga, & Bundesliga Seasons)
Every day Happy Hours 3-7 & 10-12 (Half price well, wine, and draft)
NHL Hockey Package 
Monday night Trivia w/ Geeks who drink 8pm ($3 Coors light & Fat Tire)
Tuesday (5-11pm) 25% off all Pakistani Entrees, & $5 Buffalo Chicken Sandwich
Wednesday (9pm) & Sunday (6pm) Texas Hold Em, $2.50 Bud and Bud Light & $3 Pinnacle Vodka all night.
Daily Lunch Specials
$3 Tuaca, $4 Sweet Tea Vodka & Lemonade, $3.50 Jameson & Ginger, and $5 Hornitos Coin style Margs!  These are all the time specials at the Bulldog for the 2010/11 Season!
Cheers everyone!