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Law School Holds Forum on Togel Poker and the Law

Lawyers, a pro gambler, and a lobbyist discuss online gambling

 

Poker players and lawyers gathered around a table last night—sans cards—to discuss everything from legal issues to card strategy in a forum on poker held at Harvard Law School (HLS).

The event, “Going All In: Poker and The Law”, drew together two lawyers, a lobbyist, and a professional gambler together to discuss poker and the law.

 

Panelists focused their discussion on an issue that has caused a bout of controversy in the legal world recently: the legality of online gambling.

 

Dan Walsh, a lobbyist for internet poker and casino gambling in Washington who sat on the panel, called the online poker issue a “legally gray area” that will require time before a legal consensus can be reached.

 

“The vast majority of people think that internet gambling should be legal,” he said. “Sooner or later, I think the U.S. government will need to come around on it.”

 

Shaun Clark, counsel to the World Poker Tour (WPT)—a high stakes poker tournament aired on television—said the difficulty in locating online gambling criminals has made current laws hard to enforce.

 

”The guys that are running these internet Togel hari ini sites are running them off-shore, which makes it extremely difficult to track,” he said.

 

Panelists also criticized rules that organizations and casinos are imposing on poker enthusiasts.

 

At one point, panelist Andy Bloch, a professional poker player and 1999 HLS graduate, presented a copy of a contract that he signed in order to participate in the WPT. He said he had crossed out areas on the document that he deemed illegal to protest the organization’s constraints on participants’ rights to gamble outside of the WPT.

 

“The contract basically says ‘If you want to play in our tournaments…then you also have to give up all of these other rights,’” Bloch said, adding that professional poker players are making efforts to organize into a union of sorts.

 

But legal talk didn’t dominate the night—the collection of expert poker players present offered their guidance to enthusiasts in the audience seeking tips.

 

Bloch said “aggression” was what pushed him to the finals of major poker tournaments. “Being the first one to take the step out is a very good strategy,” he said.

 

The event was moderated by Weld Professor of Law Charles R. Nesson ’60. In his closing remarks, Nesson offered his own viewpoint on the poker debate.

 

“It’s so much an American thing,” Nesson said. “The idea that it’s illegal is offensive to me.”

 

Nesson also said that as a student at HLS in the 1960s, one former professor recommended that playing bridge was the best way to prepare for law school.

 

“A lot of good learning is about strategy, especially in deal-making,” said Regan A. Smith, a second-year law student. “Getting good at poker is a way to sharpen those tools.”

 

Adam M. Burrows, a second-year HLS student who organized the event, said the forum confirmed his hypothesis that there is a connection between the law profession and poker.

 

“I think it’s interesting how a lot of the players you hear about recently are lawyers,” he said. “Somehow I think there’s a tie between poker and legal professionals.”

 

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Card Bola88 Player Magazine

 

Every time you look, there is another major poker tournament taking place. Commerce Casino in L.A. just completed its annual L.A. Poker Classic, and there were three majors there. The Professional Poker Tour (PPT ) event was a success, particularly for Erick “EDOG” Lindgren. He beat out the tough field of 180 players to take down the first-place prize of $225,000. Erick also made the final table of the $10,000 buy-in championship event. The other five players who made the final table were Harley Hall, Ted Forrest, Hung La, Haralabos Voulgaris, and Michael Mizrachi. Haralabos and Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi went heads up in a long battle that ended with “The Grinder” being the victor.

 

Mizrachi is tearing up the tournament circuit, as he won more than $1.8 million at Commerce Casino and also made the final table in the championship event of the World Poker Open. When playing, Michael can be spotted wearing a basketball jersey and a hat that reads: “The Grinder, I’m a Machine.” I didn’t play with him, but from what I have heard, he has no fear and is a monster at the table. We at Card Player were so impressed that we had to put him on the cover immediately.

 

The L.A. Poker Classic concluded with my favorite event of the year — the WPT Celebrity Invitational. I tried to do the old fly-in-at-the-last-minute trick, but after a couple of hours of delays, I showed up more than two hours late. The funny part was that I had more chips than I usually do at that time.

 

In one of the first hands I played, I raised with Bola88 pocket nines and was called in several spots. One of the callers was a lovely lady from Baywatch who was sitting with her significant other and her good friend looking over her shoulder. I am not sure that the one-player-to-a-hand rule applied in the celebrity event. I flopped a full house and bet out, and everyone folded to her. She said, “I think he has it.” Her entourage convinced her that I was bluffing, and told her to call me down. To make a long story short, I doubled up my chip stack because her friends made her call even though she didn’t want to. The lesson there is that even beginning players should stick with their first hunches. You shouldn’t play if you can’t trust your instincts.

 

A few hours later, I got involved in a hand with Tom Everett Scott from That Thing You Do and American Werewolf in Paris. That thing he did was bust me. He ended up making the final table with Chris Ferguson, Chau Giang, Bruce Buffer, Johan Storakers, and Alex Brenes. Alex was the third Brenes to win a poker championship. Brothers Humberto and Eric have both won big events.

 

It was nice to see Chris Ferguson at the final table again. I am sure he was disappointed, but that’s OK, because he took home $655,000 that same weekend by winning the World Series of Poker Tournament Circuit event at Harrah’s in Rincon, California. Chris followed up that big win by finishing second to Phil Hellmuth for another $250,000 in the National Heads-up Poker Championship at the Golden Nugget. I will cover that event in my next column. For now, all I will say is, Phil is back! spades

 

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Corinthians Togel Hongkong president Andrés Sanchez has a lust for glory

 

 

Three years ago Brazilian club Corinthians embarked on an ambitious project to fill an embarrassing hole in their trophy cabinet. Andrés Sanchez came into office as the president of Corinthians with a clear mandate to deliver the Copa Libertadores.

 

The situation back then was grim for the Corinthians with the club having suffered relegation to the second tier of the Brazilian league for the first time in their history. The signings of Carlos Tevez and Javier Mascherano a few years earlier had turned out to be yet another false dawn as irregular finances brought the São Paulo outfit to their knees.

 

Sanchez’s claims that the club would win the Togel Hongkong Copa Libertadores for the first time in their history in the coming years was met with bemusement in Brazil. Despite having a rich history and over 30 million fans in Brazil the team calling itself the Campeão dos Campeões has never tasted success in South America’s premier club competition.

 

The new president’s first move was to install Mano Menezes as head coach at Corinthians. The youthful coach had already proved himself fit for the task ahead by guiding Grêmio back to the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A after they themselves had suffered the misfortune of relegation.

 

Another achievement on Menezes’ CV which made him so appealing for Sanchez was Grêmio’s appearance in 2007 Copa Libertadores final, just two years after being promoted back to the top flight.

 

Lightening seems to be striking twice for Menezes at Corinthians as once again he won promotion to the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A at the first attempt. Menezes also brought home the regional Campeonato Paulista to Corinthians the following year just as he had won the Campeonato Gaúcho while at Grêmio.

 

The head coach of Corinthians then went on to plant an even bigger smile on the face of Sanchez as the club won the Copa do Brasil in July last year to book an early berth in this year’s Copa Libertadores.

 

This week Corinthians took their bow in the 2010 Copa Libertadores just three short years after suffering relegation. The fairytale dreamt up by Sanchez is one step closer to coming true with the added magic of this year marking Corinthians’ centenary of existence.

 

As well as drafting in Menezes the president of Corinthians has surpassed himself in the transfer market by pouring a generous helping of stardust on his team. Sanchez has proven very creative in securing his marquee signings with private companies queuing up to help out with the wage bill in return for endorsements.

 

The signing of Ronaldo was undoubtedly a gamble but it has already paid dividends for Corinthians. The three time World Footballer of the Year scored the goals to claim both the Campeonato Paulista and the Copa do Brasil and therefore a place in the Copa Libertadores.

 

Now Ronaldo’s fellow geriat-tico Roberto Carlos has signed up for the project. With the whole project geared around one successful Copa Libertadores campaign the age of these players is not the issue, one more season is all that is required.

 

While the former Real Madrid stars are household names across the world Sanchez has also been able to bring other players with a wealth of Copa Libertadores experience.

 

Creative midfielder Tcheco is a player Menezes knows well from his time at Grêmio and at 33-years-old he still has the game to unlock a well drilled defence.

 

Also in for this season is 35-year-old forward Iarley who won the Copa Libertadores and the FIFA Club World Cup with Internacional. Despite reaching the autumn of his career Iarley remains one of the most exciting players to watch in Brazil.

 

Another player who has been on the books at Corinthians for less than a year is the attacking Argentine Matías Defederico. At a mere 20-years-old Defederico is from a different generation than most of his team-mates but has proven he has the skills to keep up with the very best.

 

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How to start a successful reseller hosting business?

 

 

  1. Select a reliable partner for web hosting

 

This is the most important aspect of any Hosting Reseller. It is crucial that you choose a company that can do these things well, as you won’t own any hardware.

 

Before you make a decision on a hosting provider, it is important to thoroughly research them. You can find reviews from Reseller Hosting plans. Make sure the company  cheap SSD dedicated servers has full access to its hardware. Users should also be able to provide uptime statistics. The reliability of the server is directly related to uptime. All websites that are hosted on the server will also fail if the server goes down. It is vital that your hosting company has high uptime figures.

 

  1. Your Reseller Hosting plan should not be too expensive

 

Reseller Hosting plans are basically renting server resources. You’ll receive RAM, storage, as well as CPU cores. The plan’s cost will increase if you have more resources. Do not overbuy the first few days.

 

Do your research about how many customers you expect to have within a certain time period before you begin offering Reseller Hosting services. It is important to realize that businesses take time to grow. Overestimating can only increase your monthly expenses and result in you paying for resources you don’t use. Opt for Reseller Hosting plans that offer easy upgrades. It is possible to start with a base plan and increase your resource requirements as you grow.

 

  1. Pick a niche

 

It’s not enough to set up plans and put them online. There are hundreds of web hosting companies. Pick a niche you are interested in and focus your efforts on it.

 

You could, for example, plan to be the top-rated web hosting provider for bloggers. You’ll need to tailor your plans to bloggers. This will mean that you will need to offer Shared Hosting plans at a low price and help bloggers set up their blogs. Bloggers don’t need lots of storage or super-fast speed. You should offer fewer resources, lower prices, and good support.

 

No matter what niche you choose, it is important to tailor your hosting plans so that they are tailored to the needs of customers in that niche.

 

  1. Make your own hosting plans

 

Reseller hosting providers are for people who don’t want to pay the high-end plans offered by big industry players. You won’t get the same results if you copy popular options. Instead, make your own hosting plans to meet the needs of your target audience.

 

  1. Offer great customer support

 

Reseller Hosting businesses are often affected by customer support. Customers choose Reseller Hosting companies because of the personal support they receive.

 

A rule of thumb is that customers must have at least two options to reach you. It is better to offer more options. There are many ways to provide support: email, phone, chatbot, and more.

 

Customer support should be able to resolve issues quickly. There are many ways that customers can contact you. But if they don’t get their problem resolved within a reasonable time, then all your efforts will be futile. You should set up a system that allows you to quickly address customer issues.

 

It’s understandable that you may not be able to offer 24/7 support for your customers within the first few days. It is important to resolve any issues quickly through all channels.

 

  1. No one will buy your product if you don’t market it. Strong online marketing strategies should be developed and implemented. Start uploading content to your website. Advertise through Google and social media channels.

 

Participate in popular forums to let others know about your brand. Answer any questions people might have. Make sure you do everything possible to make your brand known.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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South Korean Data Hk Old Boys Gunning For 2010

 

 

There must be something in the water in South Korea. Anybody who spends time on the coaching staff of the national team seems to spend the rest of their career doing pretty well for themselves.

 

A Korean Football Association (KFA) official told me recently that the organization should start charging commission or finding fees. He has a point as it is not impossible that four teams at the 2010 World Cup could have former member of the South Korean coaching staff as their head coaches.

 

Just take a look at the recent history. Guus Hiddink isn’t doing too badly for himself and is now preparing Chelsea for a UEFA Champions League semi-final and is also trying to guide the Russian national team to the 2010 World Cup.

 

His successor in Korea was Humberto Coelho. The Portuguese tactician is now in charge of Tunisia and aiming for 2010. Dick Advocaat was the boss at the 2006 global tournament and has since led Russian club Zenit St Petersburg to the national title and the UEFA Cup.

 

These guys all had national team experience before taking charge of the Taeguk Warriors but the same can’t be said (except for the Netherlands Antilles) of the head coach and assistant that led South Korea to the 2007 Asian Cup.

 

Pim Verbeek was the number two at the 2002 and 2006 World Cups and then stepped up to the plate in 2007. The last in a series of four Dutchman from December 2000, Verbeek took the team to third place at the Asian Cup. As soon as that regional competition was over, he resigned.

 

He turned up in Australia in December of the same year, charged with leading the Socceroos to only their third World Cup ever. Reception down under was lukewarm but Verbeek has won them over with a series of good results. Now, with three World Cup qualification games remaining, Australia is as good as in South Africa. Even if rival teams win all of their games, the Aussies need just a single point.

 

KFA officials are publicly happy at Verbeek’s success but were privately relieved that, with his in-depth knowledge of the game in the Land of the Morning Calm, Korea and the Socceroos were not drawn together in the qualification campaign.

 

What the KFA still has to deal with however is the former Data Hk assistant of the national team – Afshin Ghotbi. The Iranian – American was on the Korean bench at the 2002 and 2006 World Cups and the 2007 Asian Cup. Last week he took over Iran’s national team.

 

Unlike Australia, Iran is in Korea’s World Cup qualification group and Ghotbi will be back in Seoul on June 17 –it remains to be seen if ends up at his old home of the capital’s Grand Hilton Hotel – for the final match of the round and one that could be dramatic as well as decisive.

 

The reason why Ghotbi got the job is because Iran, nicknamed Team Melli, is struggling. A traditional powerhouse of Asian soccer, Iran has collected just six points from five games.

 

Only the top two teams from the group automatically qualify for the competition so authorities in Tehran are naturally worried at missing out, South Korea leads the group and will hope to have guaranteed qualification before the Persians arrive in Seoul.

 

As Iran is four points behind Saudi Arabia in third and North Korea in second -, though the pair has played one game more – Iran needs to start picking up points. Most of the dozen-plus sports papers in Tehran reckon that the team needs seven points from its last three games –two of which come on the Korean peninsula.

 

South Africa should prepare itself to host the Iranian soccer squad,” Ghotbi said upon getting the job. “I will do my best to fulfill my ambition to take Iran to the 2010 World Cup. I hope I can be a soldier for Iran.”

 

 

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64 Seconds in Aplikasi Judi Online24Jam Terpercaya 2021 Paris

 

 

I’m not one of those parents who wrap their children up in cotton wool; I refuse to even pay for pyjamas. I do try my best to keep little Goliath away from television that he may find disturbing though, which normally involves avoiding programmes with Noel Edmonds.

 

Manchester United’s title winning celebrations at Eastlands caught me completely off-guard. The sight of a topless Rio Ferdinand should have set alarm bells ringing, but as he was next to a bare-chested Ronaldo; all I could think of was grabbing a can of Tango from the fridge.

 

Before I could reach the kitchen, the camera Aplikasi Judi Online24Jam Terpercaya 2021 switched to widescreen to show Wayne Rooney with his hands gently caressing the bottom of his shirt. As Rooney’s intentions became clear, i lurched for the remote control in a desperate yet futile attempt to save Goliath from the grisly spectacle.

 

The wee man was left traumatised by the ensuing pictures, and he’s visited the sea-life centre on many occasions. Manchester United were in a similar state in ’95 when the Hammers cost United the title; the Red Devils will finally take revenge at 3/5.

 

Jose Mourinho has rightly apologised for his over-the-top personal attack on Ronaldo. Judging a man as a result of his background is completely out of order; that’s the kind of thing a Frenchman would do. I’m surrendering to the 8/13 for a Chelsea win over Everton.

 

Reporting a crime to the filth has a certain stigma attached to it, like being seen in public with a Sweaty, but few would argue with Dabo’s decision to tuck up Joey Barton. Michael Ball’s stamp on Ronaldo would suggest that Barton has been a real influence on his team-mates; I’m putting my foot down, get on Spurs at 1/2 to see off Man City.

 

Charlton may have suffered the ignominy of relegation, but like Arnold Schwarzenegger, they’ll be back, probably harassing women. I’m getting my hands on the 2/5 for a Liverpool win over the Addicks.

 

I’m not one to point fingers, unless I see an overweight ginger-haired kid with glasses, but Freddie Shepherd should shoulder the blame for Newcastle’s awful season. A draw between the disappointing Watford and Newcastle will come as no surprise at 12/5.

 

Paris Hilton has found herself looking at a prison sentence, or to use the correct term; she’s gone for a Barton. (It’s heartbreaking when your favourite movie stars let themselves down.) That young lady needs to be scared straight; it would take me just over a minute. I’m currently getting stuck into the 11/10 for a Blackburn win over Reading.

 

Cesc Fabregas is a quality footballer, but I suspect that he may also lead a secret life as a superhero. Fabman’s noble quest is to mildly annoy tubby midfielders. An Arsenal win over Pompey is the call at an absolutely fabulous 6/4.

 

I have to take my hat off to Neil Warnock. The Sheffield United manager has only found himself in one touchline ruck this season; that’s a remarkable show of restraint from the combustible northerner. Sheffield United can put the nail in Wigan’s Premiership coffin at a placid 13/10.

 

Sammy Lee has always been a winner. The Bolton manager once played a starring role in Liverpool’s FA youth cup winning team; but he was 37 at the time. The wife is also a little person, but it doesn’t hold her back; I just put a chair by the sink. There’s nothing small about the 3/1 for an Aston Villa win over Bolton.

 

I’ll try anything once, except enter a pie-eating contest with Mark Viduka. I must have a go on Middlesbrough at 10/11 against Fulham.

 

Paris Hilton and I have a lot in common, we’re both reluctant to do a little bird. Aston Villa, Chelsea, Man Utd and Middlesbrough form a weekend accer that I am genuinely excited about; the payout is a salacious 18/1.

 

 

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AFRICAN CUP OF NATIONS – Libya, ”go Pkv home”.

 

 

Libya became the first team to be eliminated from the competition after giving a good account of themselves against a strong Ivory Coast team. Libya fell behind to a Pkv Drogba tap in. With the ground virtually full the Egyptian supporters realised that if the result stayed as it was their team could be in trouble, as they have not beaten Morocco in the last 20 years. Chants of Lib-ya, Lib-ya, came from all parts of the ground,and the players responded managing to equalise and even go looking for a winner. Ivory Coast, upped the tempo and forced a winner.

 

During the warm up to the main event Egypt v Morocco, the noise sounded out once again but this time the home supporters were chanting for their own team. When the game kicked off the fans roar reached its peak after 13 seconds when the first chance of the game went begging. After this Morocco took control and dominated the first half. The Egyptians vented their anger and chants against Libya started during half time. Exchanging of pepsi bottles took place from Libyans below and their Egyptian counterparts above. Then the police moved into action using formations dating back to roman times. Firstly they lined up 3 to 4 deep at the bottom of the stand and then advanced en masse towards the retreating Libyan supporters who were quickly making an exit for themselves by removing seats and throwing them towards the police.

 

The police campaign came to a halt half way up the stand as they stood their ground the Libyans were becoming more adventurous but were being showered from above.Then the right flank charged up to the Libyans and quickly retreated. Two minutes later the section was empty and then the rest of Libyans quickly followed suite leaving the police to protect an area of empty seating.

 

This left the Libyan’s as the first team and supporters to make their exit from the competition.

 

AFRICAN CUP OF NATIONS – Around Egypt in 3 days.

 

The first round of matches have now been completed and I have followed the tournament as it has unfolded around the country.

 

Everything has fallen into place, sometimes more by luck than judgement, with a great deal of persistence thrown in. I opted to take the train out of Cairo to Alexandria, on Sunday and spent 10 minutes finding the correct place to buy my ticket. I approached what I understood to be the correct counter at Ramses station. After taking some time to get myself understood the clerk called a colleague over who instructed me to try the other side of the building. I left somewhat bemused and searched for this place. A member of the public came to my rescue and pointed me back to where I had come from! I made a beeline back to the same clerk who straight away produced the ticket I had asked for and even confirmed what I had asked for in English.

 

Taking the football out of Cairo has opened up the competition to other football hot beds in Egypt. In both Alexandria and Port Said the locals were out in force and provided competition for the visiting fans from other countries with their chants of Masr(Egypt).

 

The best support so far has come from the Guineans who entered the Alexandria Border Guard Stadium whilst the earlier game was still taking place. The terraces were already crowded but they poured in to the end behind one goal occupied by Tunisians. The Tunisians showed their disapproval by booing and waving the Guinea supporters away but led by a witch doctor and what looked like Babar the elephant, they continued to flood in packed this part of the stadium still further. They held their own and joined in the chaos that ensued with lots of chanting going on, once again, irrelevant to what was happening in the game. The local Egyptians being led by cheerleaders. Rent a crowd (from now on to be known as Guantanamo supporters due to their uniforms) cheering when ordered to. Finally the Tunisians who were delighted with what they saw after a shaky start and had some clinical finishing by Dos Santos to thank for the margin of their victory. The Zambians had by now disappeared back into the crowd and were not heard after they took an early lead.

 

Before the next match the Guinea supporters made their way to the other end of the stadium where their drums provided a lively background to a dull game. Whilst at the front of the stand a line up that any team would have been scared of danced away. After initially thinking that the South Africans should win this game I found myself hoping that the Guinea team would hold on, as their support had won me over. Even to the extent that I would rather we had the tournaments first goalless draw than South Africa score. This wasn’t to be as the Guineans scored two late on for a memorable victory. On the way out a Minister from Guinea was seen being driven out and the crowd went wild, three of the supporters were on the front of the car as it tried to leave the stadium.

 

In Port Said, a town with a much more relaxed feel, the locals once again came out in force, although the majority of one end was left for the Guantanamo fans. The town used to enjoy a tax free status, but I was informed this was abolished in 2002. This act has affected the popularity of the President and during the second game whilst Senegal were struggling to break down Zimbabwe a poster of Hosni Mubarak himself was pointed out whilst a fan shouted ‘we let Hosni in the stadium and the football is bad’.

 

Opted to take the coach back from Port Said to Cairo as the train would take four hours. The bus should take three. They didn’t tell us that the time may vary according to the driver. As I watched from the front of the coach we went past all traffic, in either lane on the straight dual carriageway. Our drivers skills were such that on this same road he managed to negotiate a tricky chicane (which I couldn’t see) whilst weaving in and out of two cars. The journey from Port Said to the Military stadium, which lies on the outskirts of Cairo had been done in two hours.

 

Now I have two days rest in Cairo before doing it all over again.

 

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The rematch Judi Online: Japan vs Australia

 

 

Former Liverpool midfielder Craig Johnston claimed it was potentially “one of the great rivalries in Asian football.” Japan defender Yuji Nakazawa predicted a 3-0 win for his side and told reporters “we can’t lose twice.” Australia and Japan fans have been poring over the minutia of every comment made by player or reporter alike – eager to highlight the flaws, desperate to imagine an advantage. Make no mistake, the quarter-final clash between Japan and Australia at My Dinh Stadium in Hanoi is one of the most anticipated of this year’s Asian Cup.

 

Ever since Australia beat Japan 3-1 at the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany, the Blue Samurai have been dreaming of a rematch. They were granted that wish somewhat earlier than anticipated, with Australia’s second-place finish in their Asian Cup group ensuring a quarter-final showdown against their old foes. Japan arguably go into this match in better form.

 

Eintracht Frankfurt marksman Naohiro Takahara leads the goal-scoring charts with three goals, along with Uzbekistan’s Maxim Shatskikh and Mark Viduka of Australia. Celtic star Shunsuke Nakamura has played with quiet efficiency without having dazzled at the tournament so far – although he looks more than capable of doing so on the big stage. Gamba Osaka midfielder Yasuhito Endo and Sanfrecce Hiroshima wing-back Yuichi Komano have provided important contributions, while the much-malgined Seiichiro Maki has also chipped in with goals.

 

In the tall and powerful Maki, Japan may just have an advantage that bucks all of the stereotypes. The JEF United striker has been heavily criticised for his lack of goals in the J-League, but with accurate crosses flowing in from the likes of Nakamura and Komano, the target-man suddenly looks capable of testing international defences.

 

While Australia have in the past been praised for their robust defences, they have recently looked anything but solid at the back. Leicester City stopper Patrick Kisnorbo appeared to be out of his depth in the opening two fixtures, whilst West Ham defender Lucas Neill was sent off late in the match against Iraq. Michael Beauchamp and Mark Milligan stepped in for the clash with Thailand – with the latter’s superb performance providing a selection headache for coach Graham Arnold.

 

Milligan is a quick and agile Judi Online player, with a knack for reading the game. What he lacks is physical presence – something that Seiichiro Maki has in spades, and if Japan coach Ivica Osim can coax some more aggression out of his lanky forward, then Japan might have an unexpected aerial advantage over their opponents.

 

Nevertheless the Blue Samurai are not without their problems. Urawa Reds defensive midfielder Yuki Abe has looked shaky in a central defensive role alongside Yuji Nakazawa, and it was Abe who committed a late foul that saw Japan concede an equaliser in their opening 1-1 draw with Qatar. Akira Kaji has been dreadful at the back, so much so that there is conjecture about his place in the team.

 

There has also been a conspicuous absence of any meaningful contribution from Kawasaki Frontale playmaker Kengo Nakamura, with the diminutive midfielder seemingly overshadowed by his more illustrious namesake in midfield. Ivica Osim, meanwhile, has attracted mirth with his increasingly bizarre rants in his role as coach of a country renowned for its non-confrontational attitude.

 

Australia are arguably the polar opposite of Japan in that respect, and their brashness in practically declaring themselves pre-tournament favourites served to heap pressure on them when they stumbled in the group stage. They’ll require no further motivation for this clash, however, with the Australian team constantly needled by suggestions – whether real or imagined, that they are an overly physical team.

 

They were incensed when Japan opened the scoring in Kaiserslautern just over twelve months ago, claiming that burly striker Naohiro Takahara had fouled goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer in the build up to Japan’s goal. The Socceroos will hope that Kuwaiti referee Saad Kameel Al Fadhli keeps a firm grip on this potentially explosive encounter, even if their bustling style draws attention from the man in black.

 

Australia’s hero in Kaiserslautern was Everton midfielder Tim Cahill, who came off the bench to score twice in the dying minutes and propel Australia to that famous 3-1 victory. Cahill is unlikely to start against Japan in Hanoi, having only just returned from a long injury layoff.

 

There is also concern over the form of injury-plagued Liverpool midfielder Harry Kewell. The wing wizard came off the bench and scored a virtuoso goal in the 4-0 win over Thailand, but the Australians can ill afford to start slowly against Japan, with the two-time defending champions having played arguably the most up-tempo football of any team in the tournament. Kewell may be required from the start, and he will certainly need to fire.

 

Thus a fascinating duel between these two regional rivals awaits, with the winner to face either Saudi Arabia or Uzbekistan in the semi-final. The loser will go home with their ambition unfulfilled, with Japan chasing a third straight continental crown, whilst Australia earlier claimed that anything less than a place in the final would be viewed as a failure.

 

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Korean Strugglers Motor To Asian Keluaran Sgp Final

 

 

 

It wasn’t quite the final that the Asian Football Confederation would have had in mind last March as 28 teams from all over the giant continent kicked off the 2006 Asian Champions League.

 

The final between Syria’s Al Karama and South Korea’s Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors, is like FC Copenhagen and Middlesbrough doing battle in the final of UEFA’s equivalent competition. The unfashionable teams meet on November 1 and 8 to battle it out for the continental championship.

 

An added bonus is that the victorious team will represent Asia a month later at FIFA’s Club World Club Championship. A victory over ten-time Mexican champions Club America would earn either Jeonbuk or Al Karama a semi-final with European champions Barcelona.

 

Football is nothing if not a funny old game as Jeonbuk have shown this Keluaran Sgp season. The 2005 Korean FA Cup winners wanted to withdraw from the competition in April as parent company Hyundai Motors ordered them to cut costs. With the travel expenses involved in traveling to China, Japan and Vietnam in the first rounds, the Motors fingered the Champions League as an unnecessary drain on resources.

 

Upon learning of the financial penalty that would incurred upon withdrawal, the team from the medium-sized south-western city of Jeonju changed their plans. According to the laws of football, their progress to the final has since looked increasingly inevitable. That impression has been reinforced a number of times so far in the competition as on four occasions the team has been on the brink of elimination only to progress in dramatic fashion.

 

After coming back twice to defeat Japanese champions Gamba Osaka, the last game of the group stage saw the Motors trailing at home 1-0 to Dalian Shide with 25 minutes left in a game they had to win.

 

Three goals in the remaining time sent the Korean team through to the last eight. While the money men may have winced on the sidelines, the diehard fans known as the “Mad Green Boys” were singing and dancing the whole game and not just because they had been promised a new clubhouse if Jeonbuk win the title.

 

In Asian football, topping a group containing the Chinese and Japanese champions is not to be sneezed at, particularly for a team that has struggled in the domestic 2005 and 2006 K-League campaign. A 3-0 defeat the Sunday prior to the first leg, sent Jeonbuk to the bottom.

 

Jeonbuk’s Jekyll-and-Hyde season continued. After being treated to many poor and unimaginative displays domestically, the club’s fans had a hard time recognising the aggressive, imaginative and intense football on those Wednesday evenings.

 

There was too much aggression on show in the first leg of the quarter-final at Shanghai Shenhua as influential midfielders Botti and Kim Hyeung-bom were sent off in the Hongkou Stadium. The Koreans were relieved to head home with just a fine Gao Lin goal separating the two teams. The in-form striker struck again in the second leg and all hope seemed to disappear as Jeonbuk needed three goals to win. They got four though the sending off of Li Weifeng no doubt helped their cause.

 

Jeonbuk found themselves in the semi-final and pitted against fellow K-Leaguers Ulsan Hyundai Horang-I. The Tigers were strong favourites and it was easy to see why.

 

After Lee Chun-soo returned from Spain in July 2005, Ulsan steamrolled their way to the title at the end of the year with the winger in excellent form. In August’s East Asian Champions Cup, the team destroyed the Japanese and Chinese title holders with a 6-0 thrashing of Gamba Osaka in Yokohama followed by a 4-0 win over Dalian Shide. The quarter-final of the Champions League brought the supposedly dangerous Saudi Arabian champs to town. However, Al Shabab went back to Riyadh devastated that they had been thrashed 6-0, and relieved that it wasn’t more. The Tigers won 1-0 in the return leg in the Saudi capital and then 3-2 in the first leg of the semi-final at Jeonbuk.

 

Naturally, with a 3-2 win and home advantage to follow, the smart money was on Ulsan to negotiate the second leg with the minimum of fuss and book a place in the final. Club officials were already talking about the potential scheduling clash of the Club World Championship and the Doha Asian Games.

 

They needn’t have worried as the usually tight back-line went AWOL twice in the first half to allow two unchallenged Jeonbuk players to head home. With their noses in front, the Motors never looked back. Ulsan had a hatful of chances but the visitors made the trip westwards across the southern half of the Korean peninsula with a 4-1 victory and a place in the final.

 

Now Jeonbuk are in the final, it is difficult to predict what will happen. The team has come so far against the odds that there is a danger that, with the prize so close, they may fall on their faces.…

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