Saturday, September 17, 2011

Blackburn v Arsenal Live Stream, 17/09/11 Ewood Park Live

Arsene Wenger takes his Arsenal side to Ewood Park to face Blackburn Rovers in this early Premier League kickoff. Steve Kean is under serious pressure already after a poor start to the season by his Blackburn side, while Arsenal will be looking for a first away win of the season.

This live feed is at Blackburn v Arsenal:

Blackburn v Arsenal Live Stream

Event Information:

Blackburn Rovers Football Club is an English professional association football club based in the town of Blackburn, Lancashire. The team currently competes in the Premier League, the top tier of English football. The club was established in 1875, becoming a founding member of The Football League in 1888. It is one of only three clubs to have been both a founder member of the Football League and the Premier League (the others being Aston Villa and Everton). In 1890 Rovers moved to its permanent home at Ewood Park. Prior to the formation of the Premier League in 1992, most of the club's successes were before 1930, when it had gained league and FA Cup trophies on several occasions. Relegation in 1966 was followed by 26 successive seasons of football outside the top flight.

In 1992, Blackburn was promoted to the new Premier League a year after being taken over by local steel baron Jack Walker, who installed Kenny Dalglish as manager. In 1995, Blackburn became league champions, having spent millions of pounds on players like Alan Shearer and Chris Sutton. However, the title-winning team was quickly split up and, in 1999, the club was relegated. It was promoted back to the Premier League two years later, just after Walker's death, and has been in the top flight ever since. During this time it has qualified for the UEFA Cup four times: once as League Cup winners, twice as the Premier League's sixth-placed team and once via the Intertoto Cup.

Aston Villa v Newcastle Live Stream Villa Park

 Aston Villa, under new manager Alex McLeish, host Alan Pardew's Newcastle United in the Premier League at Villa Park. Newcastle are still unbeaten after an excellent start to the season while Villa will be hoping to continue their solid start to the campaign.

This live feed is at Villa Park for Aston Villa v Newcastle:

Aston Villa v Newcastle United Live Stream

Location Information:

Villa Park is an association football stadium in the district of Witton, Birmingham, England with a seating capacity of 42,786. It has been the home of Aston Villa Football Club since 1897. The team previously played at Aston Park from 1874 to 1876 and Perry Barr from 1876 to 1897. The ground is less than a mile from both Witton and Aston railway stations and has hosted sixteen England internationals at senior level, the first in 1899 and the most recent in 2005. It was the first English ground to stage international football in three different centuries. Villa Park has hosted more Football Association Challenge Cup (FA Cup) semi-finals than any other stadium, having hosted 55 matches in total.

In 1897 Aston Villa moved into the Aston Lower Grounds, a sports ground in a Victorian amusement park situated in the former grounds of Aston Hall, a Jacobean stately home. Prior to the purchase of the freehold in 1911, the ground was rented for £300 per annum. Over the course of its history the stadium has gone through various stages of renovation and development resulting in the current stand configuration of the Holte End, Trinity Road Stand, North Stand and the Doug Ellis Stand. The club has initial planning permission to redevelop the North Stand, which will increase the capacity of Villa Park from 42,786 to approximately 50,000.

Rangers v Celtic Live Stream, Old Firm SPL 18 September 2011

Rangers and Celtic clash in the first Glasgow derby of the Scottish Premier League season in a 12.30 early kick off at Ibrox stadium. Both teams will be anxious to avoid defeat, with new manager Ally McCoist looking to kick start the Gers season against their firece rivals.

This live stream is at Ibrox for the Glasgow derby:
Old Firm Derby Live Stream

Event Information:

The Old Firm is a common collective name for the association football clubs Celtic and Rangers, both based in Glasgow, Scotland. The origin of the term is unclear. One theory has it that the expression derives from Celtic's first game in 1888, which was played against Rangers. However, William J. Murray states that the term derives from the commercial benefits of the two clubs' rivalry, which were viewed with distaste in some quarters in the early days of the game.

The two clubs are the most successful in Scotland, having won between them 96 Scottish League championships, 67 Scottish Cups and 41 Scottish League Cups (as of May 2011). Interruptions to their ascendancy have occurred infrequently, most recently with the challenge of the New Firm of Aberdeen and Dundee United in the first half of the 1980s and other times happening in the 1890s and 1950s. Since the 1995–96 season, the Old Firm clubs have finished in the top two places in every season, apart from 2005–06, when Hearts finished second ahead of Rangers. As of 24 April 2011, Rangers and Celtic had played each other 395 times: Rangers winning 157 matches, Celtic 143 matches and 95 draws. The two clubs normally compete four times a year in the SPL and are regularly drawn against each other in the two Scottish cup competitions.