11:00 Liverpool ? - ? Queens Park Rangers
11:00 Manchester City ? - ? Norwich
11:00 Newcastle United ? - ? Arsenal
11:00 Southampton ? - ? Stoke
11:00 Swansea ? - ? Fulham
11:00 Tottenham ? - ? Sunderland
11:00 West Bromwich Albion ? - ? Manchester United
11:00 West Ham ? - ? Reading
11:00 Wigan ? - ? Aston Villa
09:00 Atalanta ? - ? Chievo
09:00 Bologna ? - ? Genoa
14:45 Cagliari ? - ? Lazio
14:45 Inter ? - ? Udinese
14:45 Palermo ? - ? Parma
14:45 Pescara ? - ? Fiorentina
14:45 Roma ? - ? SSC Napoli
14:45 Siena ? - ? AC Milan
14:45 Torino ? - ? Catania
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David Beckham is to retire from football at the end of this season after an illustrious 20-year career.
Pairing: None, mainly OT5
Type: One-Shot (set of 6 drabbles, 4026w)
Summary: All Gongchan wants is to start his own fashion line. His hyungs have quirky ideas about that. Baro is learning horrible English to rap (“Ayo Wassup!”/ “No good, taken by EXO, next”); Jinyoung has an unexpectedly schizophrenic side to his leadership abilities (Compliment him or crush his soul? CRUSH IT); CNU is wrestling with being gay (I’m not!); and Sandeul is the sanest one, dressing as a BANAna for fanservice since he has no abs.
Okay Jinyoung, you can just tell me, stop that evil laughter.
With club pursuing Manuel Pellegrini, the Málaga coach, as his replacement Mancini cut a troubled figure following Saturday's 1-0 FA Cup final defeat to Wigan Athletic.
Then he railed at the club for not denying the stories regarding Pellegrini, an illustration of Mancini's brusque style that has not endeared him to City's players or some members of staff.
This and other factors have caused City's Abu Dhabi executive to lose confidence in Mancini, who was given a five-year contract last summer after leading the club to a first top-flight title in 44 years.
Mancini has struggled to build on that success, with his team exiting the Champions League in the group stages, losing their league title to their Manchester United and on Saturday losing to Wigan at Wembley.
Summary: Roy has an embarrassing birthday promise to keep. Will Ed’s presence make it worse or add to the hilarity?
CHARACTERS: Roy Mustang/Edward Elric, Riza Hawkeye, Jean Havoc, Roy POV
WORD COUNT: 1,000
COMPLETED: January 10, 2013
DISCLAIMER: The characters portrayed within are not mine. This is merely a loving response to the original work.
AUTHOR’S NOTE: Banter between these two is always the best! Also, this was written for the fma_fic_contest community and took third place!
AO3 | One, Two, Buckle My Shoe…
Summary: After facing Lust under the Third Laboratory, Roy and Ed have teamed up to learn more about the homunculi while waiting for the other shoe to drop. In the process they find themselves learning more about each other and seeing past differences that have divided them for years. Will these welcome distractions tear them apart or bring new and unexpected possibilities for them both?
AUTHOR: catw00man and zippitgood
UNIVERSE: Another Road Traveled
SERIES: Promise Filled Sky
CHARACTERS: Roy Mustang/Edward Elric, Heymans Breda, Jean Havoc, Alphonse Elric, Ling Yao, Lan Fan, Winry Rockbell, Riza Hawkeye, Kain Fuery, Vato Falman, Gracia Hughes
WORD COUNT: 7,673 (Chapter), 76,515 (Overall)
DISCLAIMER: The characters portrayed within are not ours. This is merely a loving response to the original work.
AUTHOR'S NOTE: This story is part of a larger Universe called Another Road Traveled. Promise Filled Sky falls within this universe and chronicles the beginning of the saga. This story immediately follows A New Dawn. Other stories within this universe may be found HERE.
AO3 | Chapter 10
Pairing: CNU/Gongchan (Shinchan), minor!Jinyoung/Gongchan
Rating: G (mild PG in Part 3 for light smut)
Word Count: 8300ish
Genre: AU, Romance, Fluff
Warning: Sweetness, Childishness, Love
Summary: CNU fights his feelings for a boy. Gongchan fights against - well, being Gongchan.
[i won't give in. i have believed so long. stop tempting me. i am trying to resist so hard.]
Prologue || Part 1 || Part 2 || Part 3end || Epilogue
Thomas Schaaf, trainer legend at Werder Bremen, is quitting - for real!
and immediately!!! During the match against Nürnberg, Wolfgang Rolff and Matthias Hönerbach will coach.
"As we had said, in the past few days we analysed our sporting development and came to the conclusion that we wanted to venture a new beginning. We thank Thomas for everything he brought to Werder Bremen in more than 40 years of belonging to the club as a player and coach. The club celebrated excellent sporting success with him and he characterised Werder," said manager Thomas Eichin in the name of his management colleagues Klaus Filbry and Klaus-Dieter Fischer. "After battling to avoid relegation, we were of the collective opinion that a consensual separation was the best for the planned new start." A successor has not yet been named.
Schaaf bid adieu to Werder Bremen. "I had an extraordinary time here, connected with a lot of positive experiences and great successes. I would like to thank everyone who accompanied me along the way and supported me. I wish Werder Bremen a successful future," said Schaaf after 14 years as head coach.
Schaaf had been the longest current serving Bundesliga coach as the Mannheim native took office on 9 May 1999 and guided Werder to the league and cup double in 2004. Altogether, the coach won three German Cup crowns (1999, 2004 and 2009) and turned Werder into a regular in international competition. Under his leadership, the Green-Whites took part in Champions League seasons and played four seasons in the UEFA Cup/Europa League. In total, he coached Bremen's professionals in 644 competitive matches.
Schaaf looks back on an impressive career along the Weser. He has been an SV Werder member since 1972, rising through the club's youth system until reaching the Bundesliga. Already before retiring from the game, Schaaf took over coaching the Green-Whites' youth teams and coached Bremen's second team after he stopped playing and took over as professional coach in 1999.
*sniff* I'll miss him, but after the last 3 seasons I think it's for the best.