Monday, August 04, 2008

Thoughts from the 2008 Emirates Cup

As the season gets closer teams are wrapping up their preseason training. One of the biggest preseason events is the Emirates Cup. This year the cup featured host Arsenal, Hamburg HSV, Juventus, and Real Madrid over the weekend.

Here are some thoughts about the two day event.
  • Hamburg's young mid fielder Jonathan Pitoipa looks like he is going to have a break out year in Germany this year.
  • Can we please have names on the back of the shirts, Real Madrid.
  • I did not know that Javier Saviola was still at Madrid.
  • As a United fan Arsenal scares me the most, it just seems like they have players coming out of everywhere.
  • Arsenal's Jack Wilshere, the baby of Wenger's group, reminds me of a young Scholes minus the ginger hair of course.
  • Juve's gold road jerseys might be one of the worst looking in all of Europe.
  • Theo Walcott might be the most improve player in the EPL this year.
  • Despite the loss of Van der Vaart Hamburg is still going to play some attractive soccer.

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