Sunday, January 27, 2008

Real Madrid vs Villarreal, January 27th

It's been Gago that has been the glue of this side. In fact, I nickname him Gago Glue.
Ray Hudson
I wonder if that's going to stick.
Phil Schoen, 25:59 1st

Real Mallorca vs Atlético Madrid, January 27th

They've got more crazy rules than Blockbuster video these referees with the offside rule these days, Phil.
Ray Hudson, 27:05 1st

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Sevilla vs Osasuna, January 26th

That still might be in. Remember the entire ball... One molecule of yellow and that should still count if it's over the line.
Phil Schoen
A molecule? I don't think the referee's assistants can see the sub-atomic, Phil.
Ray Hudson
Sometimes it looks like they're trying with offside. In fact, sometimes they're looking at anti-matter.
Phil Schoen, 9:14 1st

This man comes onto the attack beautifully, Sola. Kike Sola. This is a Sola eclipse of the defence of Sevilla...
Ray Hudson, post-game

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Atlético Madrid vs Real Madrid, January 20th

It's not the cleanest of finish by the oranje man but it serves its purpose and it puts Atlético Madrid into a state of depression that Charles Dickens would do well, or he'd struggle to convey...
Ray Hudson, half-time

Friday, January 18, 2008

Real Madrid vs Mallorca, January 16th

Just killing out the clock, right now.
Phil Schoen
Now, does that hurt the fabric of eternity when they do that?
Ray Hudson, 45:58 2nd

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Levante vs Real Madrid, January 13th

Well, he's called Felix. Let's see what he can you-know-what.
Ray Hudson, 86:20 2nd

And that is a gigabyte of skill in a nanosecond from old horsey-face.
Ray Hudson, 87:59 2nd

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Barcelona vs Real Murcia, January 12th

Well, they've cracked the defensive code there and safe-cracker Eidur comes out with the lovely stethoscopes and the twinkling little fingers and he undoes them. He's a cat-burglar on this goal, Phil. He steals in with stealth...
Ray Hudson, 26:40 1st

Plays it in front of him, and Bojan could put that away balancing a bottle of Newcastle Brown Ale on his head...
Ray Hudson, 52:37 2nd

Aw, this is such a shame, this would have been a heavenly goal from the kid. He's hearing this deafening applause because they know brilliance. This is class in a glass, look at that cut-back. Sees it, curls it. Aw, agonisingly close, brilliant on the pace, that's beautiful. It misses and I love it.
Ray Hudson, 64:50 2nd

That's a bad celebration lads. Keep that for the disco. But keep this beautiful football coming for us all...
Ray Hudson, 76:30 2nd

Thierry's off to the races and that is time-warp pace. He actually folds space, Einstein-like, Thierry. And he doesn't miss these ones. And he says 'I'll buy you my dance tonight, my son.'
Ray Hudson, 77:17 2nd

He has had peppercorn down his shorts, today, Eto'o. And who are they playing? The Paprika Men. So, very apt.
Ray Hudson, 87:47 2nd

Friday, January 11, 2008

Real Mallorca vs Real Madrid, January 10th

Look at this for a hit. This is an expletive-deleted hit by Higuaín. Majestic, paralysing effort, stick of dynamite, mucho gusto, razzles it past the helpless Moyà.
Ray Hudson, half-time

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Ton Up

This is the 100th post on Hudsonia and, to mark the occasion, here are 100 29 soundbytes courtesy of Al in DC (this is actually less than half of the audio clips Al has sent me). I believe they are mainly from American Soccer and from GolTV's World Cup show from 2006. So, magisterial thanks to Al, and thanks to all readers of Hudsonia over the last 100 posts, especially those that have left comments or sent emails. Y'all are crazy.

[Update: Typical. The day I post 29 mp3s, crawls to a standstill. I've switched to a different mp3 player. We'll see how it works out]






























Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Real Madrid vs Real Zaragoza, January 6th

Sergío Garcia lays it off, right-footed, shot goes off of the post.
Kelly O'Donnell
Casillas does it again! This time he leaves it to his big white skinny friend standing up behind him. He knows he's there. Iker gets his angles right, says 'Skinny boy at the back, stand up for me'. His back-man's covering him, goalkeeper's friend indeed. That time Iker Casillas is beaten but his will denies Zaragoza again. Really think he just wished for it away, Kelly. That's how brilliantly he is playing.
Ray Hudson, 15:31 2nd

Brilliant by Robinho, again. Got better biomechanics than a peregrine falcon, Robinho. Great accuracy to find van Nistelrooy. He ain't going to miss this one. You can tie him up, wrap him up in cellophane and he'd still get this one. Brilliant by Robinho, he lifts his head, and again, perfect delivery. The executioner brings out the big guillotine and slices the head off poor Zaragoza. Cruel game, but that's Real Madrid's DNA. One chance, they'll kill you. As long as they've got Iker in goal, it's always going to be that way. Tortuous for the Madridistas, but it's heavenly now.
Ray Hudson, 21:11 2nd

Bernd Schuster was brought here to ride the footballing waves of Hawaii with stylistic football, and he's still on a roller-skate, Kelly, he is still skateboarding with this team, man, it cannot be denied...
Ray Hudson, 22:29 2nd

And for Real Zaragoza we can look back on those words - 'Of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these: It might have been.'
Ray Hudson, 39:55 2nd

Look at this save. Cat-like, jungle-like, quick. Big puma. Big, beautiful, brave gladiator goalkeeper. Spartacus, I called him. Mix in a bit of octopus. Beautiful.
Ray Hudson, post-game

This is a cheerleader goal, and Robinho brings out his big pom-poms.
Ray Hudson, post-game

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Real Mallorca vs Barcelona, January 5th

Terrible, terrible finish by Xavi, that's real crème de la milk finish.
Ray Hudson, half-time

Well, the Indians would call him a medicine man because he's just provided absolute magic out of nowhere. Rafa attacks this ball beautifully and his headband kisses it heavenly past poor Lux...
Ray Hudson, 17:52 2nd