World Football Update - Sep 13th 2011

Jon Forget
Sep 13th 2011

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Football Fans,

It is Champions League Tuesday at both the Bulldog and the Three Lions, with a 12:45pm kickoff time for all the UEFA CL Fixtures. Highlight matches of the afternoon include Barcelona hosting AC Milan, Chelsea facing B. Leverkusen, and Arsenal taking on Borussia Dortmund. This is the first day of the European version of the Champions League, andall the clubs in action will beeager to get off to a good start. The evening sees a couple great games fromour regional version of the tournament (CONCACAF Champions League), as the L.A. Galaxytravels to Mexico to face Morelia, and our Colorado Rapids hostSantos Laguna at DSG. Thisis Colorados toughest opponent in the group stage, and a win here would be a massive steptowards winning the group. Santos is expected to bring a massive amount of support, so it is all the more important wemake our way out to Dicksto stand behind our teamtonight! The BSG will be running shuttles to the match from both Pubs, and Class VI/Pid Army will be hosting a supporters tailgate in the West VIP lot prior to the match.Departure info and reservations can be made online atwww.bulldogsupporters.com .

Wednesday is another massive Champions League day, with Manchester United, Man City, Bayern Munchen, and Real Madrid allkicking off their campaigns.With lunch specials at both pubs, this looks to be another great football afternoon, should you be able to escape from work of course. The evening seesan MLS fixture, and more CONCACAF Champions League, with both Dallas and Seattle facing off against their respective opponents. Late Wednesday night (early Thursday morning) the USA Rugby team takes on Russia in their second match of the Rugby World Cup. A decent performance against Ireland leaves the Stars and Stripes hopeful fortheir first win of the tournament. Both pubs will be staying open late for this one, and serving some spicy fare for any one that comes down to enjoy the match. Thursday and Friday finish the mid week portion of our football schedule with loads of Europa League play, and a Friday night MLS fixture.

The weekend has plenty of great football in store, as we start early on Saturday morning with Arsenal kicking off against Blackburn (5:45am), and Nottingham Forest v Derby Countyat 6am. These early matches lead us into a big day of Football and Rugby at both Pubs.OurColorado Rapidsare back in action at 11:30am Saturday morning as they travel to Toronto for a mid day clash. Points would be huge here, and both pubs will be hosting away game viewing parties. Late Saturday night Englands Rugby team battle Georgia in their second Group stage game of the tournament.

To finishan incredible week of football, we open early again on Sunday morning for Tottenham v Liverpool (6:30am). Our EPL match of the week kicks off at 9am with two undefeated powerhouses, Man United and Chelsea, clashing at Old Trafford. The rest of the day fills out nicely with Bundesliga, La Liga, and Ligue 1 action. This is a tremendous week of football for any fan of the game,with plenty of mouth watering fixtures throughout. Enjoy!

Tuesday September 13th

Barcelona v AC Milan 12:45pm (UEFA Champions League)

Chelsea v Bayer Leverkusen 12:45pm (UEFA Champions League)

Borussia Dortmund v Arsenal 12:45pm (UEFA Champions League)

Porto v Shakhtar Donetsk 12:45pm (UEFA Champions League)

Olympiacos v Marseille 12:45pm (UEFA Champions League)

Genk v Valencia 12:45pm (UEFA Champions League)

Morelia v L.A. Galaxy 6pm (CONCACAF Champions League)

Colorado v Santos Laguna 8pm (CONCACAF Champions League Home Game)

Wednesday September 14th

Benfica v Manchester United 12:45pm (UEFA Champions League)

Man City v Napoli 12:45pm (UEFA Champions League)

Villareal v Bayern Munchen 12:45pm (UEFA Champions League)

Ajax v Lyon 12:45pm (UEFA Champions League)

Dynamo Zagreb v Real Madrid 12:45pm (UEFA Champions League)

Inter Milan v Trabzonspor 12:45pm (UEFA Champions League)

Columbus v Houston 5:30pm (MLS)

Dallas v Tauro 6pm (CONCACAF Champions League)

Herediano v Seattle 8pm (CONCACAF Champions League)

Thursday September 15th

PAOK v Tottenham 11am (Europa League)

Paris St. Germain v Salzburg 11am (Europa League)

Dynamo Kiev v Stoke City 11am (Europa League)

Hannover 96 v Standard Liege 11am (Europa League)

PSV Eindhoven v Legia Warsaw 11am (Europa League)

Atletico Madrid v Celtic 1:00pm (Europa League)

Fulham v Twente 1:00pm (Europa League)

Birmingham City v Braga 1:00pm (Europa League)

Steaua Bucharest v Schalke 04 1:00pm (Europa League)

Atletico Madrid v FC Sion 1:00pm (Europa League)

Friday September 16th

Portland v New England 9pm (MLS)

Saturday September 17th

Blackburn v Arsenal 5:45am (EPL)

N. Forest v Derby County 6am (Npower Championship)

Aston Villa v Newcastle 8am (EPL)

Everton v Wigan 8am (EPL)

Wolves v QPR 8am (EPL)

Bolton v Norwich 10am (EPL Tape Delay)

Kaiserslautern v Mainz 10:30am (Bundesliga)

Toronto FC v Colorado 11:30am (MLS Away Game Viewing Party)

Swansea v West Brom 12pm (EPL Tape Delay)

Barcelona v Osasuna 12pm (La Liga)

Inter Milan v Roma 12:45pm (Serie A)

Sevilla v Real Sociedad 2pm (La Liga)

Chicago v Chivas 2pm (MLS)

Philadelphia v Columbus 5:30pm (MLS)

Houston v San Jose 6:30pm (MLS)

Dallas v New York 6:30pm (MLS)

Salt Lake v Sporting K.C. 7pm (MLS)

Seattle v D.C. United 7pm (MLS)

L.A. Galaxy v Vancouver 8:30pm (MLS)

Sunday September 18th

Tottenham v Liverpool 6:30am (EPL)

Sienna v Juventus 7am (Serie A)

Fulham v Man City 8am (EPL)

Man United v Chelsea 9am (EPL Match of the Week)

Schalke v Bayern Munchen 9:30am (Bundesliga)

Levante v Real Madrid 12pm (La Liga)

Napoli v AC Milan 12:45pm (Serie A)

Lyon v Marseille 1pm (Ligue 1)

Athletic Bilbao v Real Betis 2pm (La Liga)

Rugby World Cup Schedule 9/13-9-18

Tonga v Canada 11pm Tues. 9/13 (RWC @ Three Lions)

Scotland v Georgia 1:15am Wedmorn. (Tues Night) 9/14(RWC Please call or email if you want this match at either Pub)

Russia v USA 1:15am Thurs morn. (Wed Night) 9/15 (RWC @ British Bulldog & Three Lions)

New Zealand v Japan 1:15am Fri morn (Thursday Night) 9/16 (RWC @ British Bulldog)

Argentina v Romania Fri. 9:30pm9/16 (RWC @ Three Lions)

South Africa v Fiji Fri. 11:45pm 9/16 (RWC @ Three Lions)

Australia v Ireland Sat. morn. 2:15am(Fri. Night) 9/17 (RWC @ Three Lions)

Wales v SamoaSat. 9/17 9:15pm(RWC @ British Bulldog & Three Lions)

England v Georgia Sat. 9/17 11:45pm (RWC @ British Bulldog & Three Lions)

France v Canada Sunday 9/18 2:15am (Please call or email if you want this game shown at either pub)

Rugby World Cup: Once every four years the major rugby nations face off to decide the World Champion. The tournament starts Friday night (9/9) and culminates Sunday (10/23). Many of the games will be televised in the middle of the night, as the tournament is taking place half way across the world in New Zealand. If you have interest in watching a match after hours at the Bulldog or Three Lions, please let myself or Wendi know. All major USA or England matches with a 2:30am kickoff we will be staying open for. We, of course, will not be able to serve alcohol during these games; however, we will have curries available (and plenty of coffee). Please see our Rugby schedule listed above for match times this week.

Premiership Fantasy Leagues: This year both the Bulldog and the Three Lions will be hosting Fantasy Football for the Premiership, and there is no better way to learn about the different players and teams in the EPL than playing the game. The 2011/12 version of the game is set up, and ready for you to create your squad ( go to this link to create your team http://fantasy.premierleague.com/). Once you are logged in create your squad, and then go to join leagues. The code to join the British Bulldog 2011/12 Fantasy Challenge is 541808-145005. The code to join the Three Lions 2011/12 Fantasy Football League is 541808-145016.

Championship Fantasy League: Championship football kicks off on August 5th, be sure to join the British Bulldog Championship Fantasy League before then. There is no better way to learn the players and get into watching another great football league then playing the Fantasy game! Follow this link: http://fantasy.football-league.co.uk/Index.aspx and type in the code below.
Name: British Bulldog Championship Fantasy League
League PIN: 3113

Bulldog Supporters Group: 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. Passionate about World Football, and improving the atmosphere at Dicks Sporting Goods Park, I encourage you to get involved!

2011 Formula 1 Grand Prix: If you love F1, then do yourself a favor and go see Senna the documentary while you have a chance (at the Esquire). Formula 1 is the ultimate in sports car racing, and the Bulldog is proud to host fans of the Worlds greatest racing series. The series returns to action with theSingapore Grand Prix on Sunday September 25th. Sebastien Vettel has dominated this season, and could potentially wrap up the titlewith a win. In addition the Bulldog has created a Fantasy Formula 1 League for the discerning fan: follow this link to create your team, and type in the league name and password to join our private mini-league. (http://gpedition.speedfantasyracing.com )
The league name is: British Bulldog F1 Challenge
The password is: poleposition

British Bulldog Queries and Info: contact Wendi Reed at toffeegirl8@gmail.com

Three Lions Queries and Info: contact Jon Forget at threelionsusa@gmail.com

Cheers,

Jon