Akon - Smack That ft Eminem


Akon - Smack That ft Eminem

Slim Shady

I see the one, because she be that lady! Hey!
I feel you creeping, I can see you from my shadow
Wanna jump up in my Lamborghini Gallardo
Maybe go to my place and just kick it like tabo
and possibly bend you over look back and watch me

[Chorus (2X)]

Smack that all on the floor
Smack that give me some more
Smack that ’till you get sore
Smack that oh-oooh!

Upfront style ready to attack now
pull in the parking lot slow with the lac down
Konvicts got the whole thing packed now
Step in the club now and wardobe intact now!
I feel it down and cracked now (ooh)
I see it dull and backed now
I’m gonna call her, then I pull the mack down
Money no problem, pocket full of that now!

I feel you creeping, I can see you from my shadow
Wanna jump up in my Lamborghini Gallardo
Maybe go to my place and just kick it like tabo
and posibbly bend you over look back and watch me
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T Pain ft. Akon - Bartender


T Pain ft. Akon - Bartender

[Intro - T-Pain]

[Verse 1 - T-Pain]
Broke up with my girl last night so I went to the club (so I went to the club)
Put on a fresh white suit in a Mini coupe sitting on dubs (sitting on dubs)
I’m just looking for somebody to talk to and show me some love (show me some love)
If you know what I mean… Uh-Huh…
Everybody jockin’ me as soon as I stepped in the spot (I stepped in the spot)
200 bitches and I’m bettin’ aint none of them hot (aint none of them hot)
‘Cept for this pretty young thang that was workin’ all the way at the top (all the way at the top)
Shawty what is your name?

[Hook 1 - T-Pain]
Oooo she made us drinks, to drink
We drunk ‘em, Got drunk
And then I think she thinks I’m cool
She gave me a wink, I winked back
And then I think that, we headed out something proper like…
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30 Seconds To Mars - The Kill


30 Seconds To Mars - The Kill

What if I wanted to break
Laugh it all off in your face
What would you do? (Oh, oh)
What if I fell to the floor
Couldn’t take all this anymore
What would you do, do, do?

Come break me down
Bury me, bury me
I am finished with you

What if I wanted to fight
Beg for the rest of my life
What would you do?
You say you wanted more
What are you waiting for?
I’m not running from you (from you)

Come break me down
Bury me, bury me
I am finished with you
Look in my eyes
You’re killing me, killing me
All I wanted was you
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Avril Lavigne - Hot


Avril Lavigne - Hot

You’re so good to me Baby Baby

I want to lock you up in my closet, when no one’s around
I want to put your hand in my pocket, because you’re allowed
I want to drive you into the corner, and kiss you without a sound
I want to stay this way forever, I’ll say it loud
Now you’re in and you can’t get out

You make me so hot
Make me wanna drop
You’re so ridiculous
I can barely stop
I can hardly breathe
You make me wanna scream
You’re so fabulous
You’re so good to me Baby Baby
You’re so good to me Baby Baby

I can make you feel all better, just take it in
And I can show you all the places, you’ve never been
And I can make you say everything, that you never said
And I will let you do anything, again and again
Now you’re in and you can’t get out
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Euro 2008 Manager Ratings

Fatih Terim

We’ve looked at the players, now it’s time to look at the managers involved at Euro 2008 and find out how they got on:

Because I know you’ll ask about the grades…

A+ - Best of the tournament
A - Above expectations
B - Meeting expectations - more or less
C - Poor, not meeting expectations
D - Absolute stinker

Now, on to the good stuff:

Flag of Austria Austria

Manager: Josef Hickersberger

Grade: B. They tried and tried and tried, but ultimately weren’t good enough. If their luck had been as good as Turkey’s they might have drawn against both Croatia and Germany and beaten Poland.

Future: Resigned after Euro 2008. No announcements on either his future or the next manager of Austria.

Flag of Croatia Croatia

Manager: Slaven Bilic

Grade: B. Croatia lost to Turkey’s luck in the quarters and little of it can be blamed on Bilic. While he should have gotten his players focused back on the game, he chaperoned his side quite well to emerge from Group B undefeated. However, after the promise shown in qualification the semis were a minimum, so Bilic gets a B.

Future: Stays in charge of Croatia to help them qualify for the 2010 World Cup.

Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic

Manager: Karel Brückner

Grade: C. They topped their group in qualifying and were expected to at least progress to the quarters, probably the semis if things went their way. As it were, they were manhandled by Portugal, pushed to the limits by Switzerland and bamboozled by the Turks. A tale of missed opportunities, and Bruckner could have and should have done a lot better.

Future: Bruckner announced pre-tournament that he would resign after Euro 2008. No successor has been confirmed.

Flag of France France

Manager: Raymond Domenech.

Grade: D. Domenech’s side were better - at least for half of the game against Holland - than their 4th place in Group C suggested. And yet they struggled. Domenech pointed the finger at a divide amongst his players but it was his job to manage the players and he made a hash of it.

Future: Most likely to be removed. Wenger isn’t coming so the most likely successor is Didier Deschamps, while Eric Cantona has been discussed as well (albeit light-heartedly, as he’s currently coaching the French beach football team).

Flag of Germany Germany

Manager: Joachim Löw

Grade: A. He may not be the most-respected coach at the Euros or renown for his tactical nous but he did lead Germany to the Euro 2008 final. A cynic may point out that Germany’s best performance of the tournament came when Joachim was banned from the touchline, but reaching the final means we’ll overlook that for the short-run (he still has to convince us if he’s better than Klinsmann or van Basten though).

Future: Was originally signed on a 2-year contract but in the aftermath of the Euro 08 final the future is still uncertain. I’d expect him to be given a chance to continue till South Africa 2010.

Flag of Greece Greece

Manager: Otto Rehhagel

Grade: D. Disastrous Euro campaign for Greece. After their convincing qualifying performances many expected Greece to challenge Russia and Sweden for a spot in the quarterfinals. They were out of it from the word go. Embarrassing for the reigning European champions, regardless of the quality of the side (or lack thereof).

Future: Rehhagel is signed on till 2010, and is expected to lead Greece to World Cup qualification.

Flag of Italy Italy

Manager: Roberto Donadoni

Grade: C. Can consider himself lucky to progress to the quarterfinals with France losing their most important player (Ribery) to injury and going down to 10 men inside the first half of their crunch game. The players fought but their manage failed to inspire and the credit for Italy lasting so long goes to the players.

Future: Donadoni’s contract had a conditional extension - the condition being that Italy met certain targets for Euro 08. Donadoni couldn’t, and his contract ended post Euro 08. Lippi was reinstated as manager soon after that.

Flag of the Netherlands Netherlands

Manager: Marco van Basten

Grade: B. Marco van Basten mounted a memorable escape from the much-touted Group of Death but his achievements are tainted somewhat by the limp performance against Russia in the quarters and the under-par performances of the French and Italian teams. On paper, he took Holland to the quarters, which was expected of him as a minimum.

Future: Steps down after Euro 2008 to take charge of AFC Ajax. Bert van Marwijk, currently in charge of Feyenoord, takes over the reins as the Dutch manager.

Flag of Portugal Portugal

Manager: Luiz Felipe Scolari

Grade: B. Portugal were expected to get to at least the semi-finals but looked clueless against Germany. It’s the second time in 2 international competitions that Scolari has failed to beat Germany. Announcing his move to Chelsea before the game didn’t help either.

Future: Goes on to manage Chelsea next season. Portugal are still looking for a successor, with Carlos Queiroz often mentioned as a possibility (although he’s doubtful to leave United just yet).

Flag of Poland Poland

Manager: Leo Beenhakker

Grade: C. Poland qualifying for the first time for the Euros was definitely a major achievement but once there, Poland failed to impress. You can’t fault the coach much if you look at the players at his disposal, but they would have expected them to beat Austria at least.

Future: Signed on to lead Poland till the end of 2010 World Cup qualifiers (November 2009).

Flag of Romania Romania

Manager: Victor Piţurcă.

Grade: B. Did a lot better than expected in the Group of Death, although they slipped when they needed to produce a result.

Future: Piturca stays in charge of Romania for the time being and will presumably lead them through World Cup qualifying.

Flag of Russia Russia

Manager: Guus Hiddink

Grade: A. Russia were in a relatively tough group but qualified after a slow start. They were also up against some very good opposition in the quarters but got through thanks to some excellent leadership and tactics by Hiddink. The only blot on their copybook (and the reason Hiddink doesn’t get a A+) is their failure to learn from earlier mistakes against the Spanish, something that cost them the semifinal.

Future: Despite the constant speculation surrounding Hiddink’s future, the man is signed on till at least 2010.

Flag of Spain Spain

Manager: Luis Aragones

Grade: A. Masterminding a talent-rich side through a tough tournament was never going to be an easy task, but Aragones was the tactical master this summer and it’s a pity that we did not get to see him match wits against Scolari and / or Marco van Basten at the Euros.

Future: Aragones has already announced that he would retire post Euro 08. Aragones is rumoured to be going to Fenerbahce (although the man himself denied the rumours during Euro 08) and Vincent Del Bosque is due to take over as Spain manager in the summer.

Flag of Sweden Sweden.

Manager: Lars Lagerbäck

Grade: C. It was a tough group but Sweden had as good a chance of qualification as Greece and Russia and they were ahead of Russia when the two teams met. Should have done better, although anything beyond the quarters would have been a surprising bonus.

Future: Signed on till South Africa 2010.

Flag of Switzerland Switzerland

Manager: Kobi Kuhn

Grade: C. His team conceded a late goal to Turkey to lose a winnable game, but the manager’s mind was affected by his wife’s health (she was in a coma) and his players let him down against Turkey and against the Czechs.

Future: Kuhn retires from his post after Euro 2008 (no news on where he’ll go next) with former Bayern Munich manager Ottmar Hitzfeld takes over from July 1st 2008.

Flag of Turkey Turkey

Manager: Fatih Terim

Grade: A+. Dragged his team screaming and kicking into the semi-finals on the back of 3 glorious (in retrospect at least) comebacks. Their luck ran out in the end but they never gave up thanks to their manager urging them on from the sidelines.

Future: Was linked with several European clubs but said that he would consider any offers only after Euro 2008. So far, he’s still in charge and the club reported closest to signing him on pre Euro 2008 already have their manager (Newcastle United).

Euro 2008 Kits

For many teams across Europe, the second biggest tournament to qualify and win would be the Euro. Behind the World Cup, of course. So it is a big time for all teams across the continent to unveil kits that will be worn for this event only, or for a couple years following. Though some of the kits have not changed since the 2006 World Cup, there are some that have, so I have created a collection of the kits here.

If you’re looking to buy the Euro 08 kits, you can preview them, get number printing and what not here.

However if you want a brief synopsis of the teams kits, here you go:

The home kit is a traditional red with nothing more than the Puma logos and the Austria badge. No more, no less. Simple and elegant.

The away kit is a solid black new design from Puma that has the national colors on the front of the collar that really adds a nice touch.

Buy your Austria kits here.

The Croatian home kit is that of traditional red and white checkers. Traditional and simple, no need to veer too much from what works.

The away kit they will wear during the Euro 2008 is a nice blue with the checkers down the sides. The nice touch is the red collar that looks great with the red in the checkers.

Buy your Croatia kits here.

Czech Republic
The same kit that Czech Republic will wear for the home matches Euro 2008 is same as the one they wore for the 2006 World Cup, or at least I have not seen the newest home kit. If this is the kit they wear for the Euro it is a nice one. Solid field of red with the lion from the crest in the background.

The away kit is one of the newer ones from Puma and is by far the nicer of the two kits the Czech Republic have. Solid white with touches of red on the sleeves. It’s sharp and simple with a retro look with the collar.

France did not change their kit too much from the World Cup 2006, but with this new special edition Euro 2008 kit there are some modest changes. The biggest of course is the redesign of the logo to a more modern look. I like the changes, but not a huge fan of the collar.

Germany unveiled their new kit for the Euro 2008 and it has a feel of the 1980’s. I do not like the design across the front with the national colors going into the national badge. Aside from that the kit is what you would expect for one of the worlds top teams.

For years I have been a fan of the white kit with blue thoughout and nothing more. Thus the new kit for Greece is one of my personal favorites. It’s hard to go wrong with the color scheme and simplicity along with that. Nothing more than the three stripes down the sleeves and the national badge.

Holland released their new away kit with a unique color scheme that had little to do with the national colors. However I later found out that the light blue is the color of the royal family and the red, white and blue stripes are the actual colors of the nation. I like seeing national team kits that focus on showing their pride for the country.

One of my personal favorites thus far with the new releases has to be Italy’s new away kit. Puma has done a wonderful job with all the new away kits, but Italy’s seems to be my favorite thus far. Solid field of white with gold trim and the national colors on the front of the collar make this kit a must for any Italy fan.

Like the Italians, Puma unveiled a new kit for Poland. This one is lacking some character and is nothing more than a red kit with a collar. I would have liked to see the national colors on the front of the collar like other teams. However that is not the case, so Poland received a new kit with no character.

Nike and Portugal collaborated on a kit that I think does not do the country or players justice. This is not a kit that I would be proud to wear aside from the Portugal Badge on the left chest. The red, green and white color scheme does not gel together. It’s not the colors, but the way the colors are arranged. Nike missed out on this one.

Romania’s home kit is another that focuses on the national colors by utilizing the burnt yellow and red throughout the kit. Red stripes down the arms show the alliance to Adidas and the national pride well.

The away, also manufactured by Adidas, is a classic white with red and blue throughout. Both kits are extremely nice and well thoughtout. I will be looking for updates with better pictures as often as I can, but you can get the basics from the picture.

Russia made an impressive run to get into this tournament and the kits they will wear is just as impressive. The home kit is a basic white with blue touches around the collar and the sleeves. Nothing special, just a simple looking kit.

The away kit adds a nice touch of nationalism as it incorporates the Russian flag across the chest with red, white and blue stripes on a solid field of red. Nike did a great job with these kits, and I’m sure the Russian players will be just as proud on the pitch.

The new Spanish home kit that will be worn until 2009 is one of extreme elegance. Maybe it’s the traditional Spanish crest on the left chest. Maybe it’s the color scheme. Whatever the case, it is a great looking kit with red and the yellow highlighted througout, but not too much.

Sweden has always had a yellow kit with blue highlights. So why change it now when something you have done for so long works so well? I don’t know, but thank goodness Umbro did not veer too far away from that. Solid yellow with blue touches around the collar and sleeves. Umbro has always made nice kits, and this is no exception to that assumption.

Though Puma did not put the national flag of Switzerland on the front of the collar like they have with other teams, I think they did a great job with the new Switzerland home kit. Adding the red on the bottom of the sleeves and down the sides really adds a nice touch. Make the collar red and you have a fantastic looking kit. One of the nicest I have seen in this tournament.

With a new color scheme for the away kit, Turkey and Nike scored big time with the solid white. Nothing more than a white kit with a light blue collar and the Turkey National Flag, which makes it simple and classic. Great looking kit from Nike.

You can buy all your Euro 2008 kits here!

All Summer 2008 Premier League Transfers

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All Premier League transfers going through in the summer of 2008 are on this page. For our transfer rumours column see our transfer news section.

This page is updated frequently, so if you find a transfer not listed here put it in the comments and we’ll add it. This page lists Premier League clubs only, and confirmed transfers only.

Last Updated: 21 June 2008


In: Carlos Vela (returning from loan, work permit approved), Aaron Ramsey (£5m, Cardiff)

Out: Mathieu Flamini (free, AC Milan), Jens Lehmann (free, Stuttgart)

Aston Villa

In: None

Out: Luke Moore (£3m, West Brom), Thomas Sorensen (released), Olof Mellberg (free, Juventus), Patrick Berger (free, Sparta Prague)

Blackburn Rovers

In: None

Out: Peter Enckelman (released), Stephane Henchoz (released), Bruno Berner (released)

Bolton Wanderers

In: Fabrice Muamba (£5 mil, Birmingham)

Out: Ivan Campo (released), Stelios Giannakopoulos (released), Andranik Teimourian (free, Fulham)


In: Jose Bosingwa (£16.2m)

Out: Harry Worley (free, Leicester)


In: None

Out: Lee Carsley (free, Birmingham City), Thomas Gravesen (released), Stefan Wessels (released)


In: Mark Schwarzer (free, Middlesbrough), David Stockdale (undiclosed, Darlington), Zoltan Gera (free, West Brom), Andranik Teimourian (free, Bolton).

Out: Carlos Bocanegra (released), Jari Litmanen (released), Philippe Christanval (released), Simon Elliott (released), Ian Pearce (released), Michael Timlin (released), Ismael Ehui (released), Bjorn Runstrom (released), Brian McBride (released)

Hull City

In: None

Out: Jay-Jay Okocha (released), David Livermore (released)


In: Philipp Degen (free, Borussia Dortmund)

Out: Harry Kewell (released), John Arne Riise (£4m, Roma)

Manchester City

In: None

Out: Ashley Grimes (undisclosed, Millwall)

Manchester United

In: None

Out: Kieran Lee (free, Oldham), Gerard Pique (£6m, Barcelona)


In: None

Out: Steve Thompson (free, Port Vale), Mark Schwarzer (free, Fulham), Jason Kennedy (free, Darlington), Fabio Rochemback (released), Gaizka Mendieta (released), Dong Gook Lee (released)

Newcastle United

In: None

Out: Peter Ramage (free, QPR), Stephen Carr (released), David Rozenhal (£2.9m, Lazio)


In: Glenn Little (free, Reading)

Out: None

Stoke City

In: None

Out: Dominic Matteo (released), Russell Hoult (released), Marlon Broomes (released), Adam Garrett (released)


In: None

Out: Andy Cole (released), Ian Harte (released), Stanislav Varga (released), Stephen Wright (released)


In: Luka Modric (£16.5m, waiting for work permit, Dinamo Zagreb), Giovani Dos Santos (initial £4.7m, upto £8.6m, Barcelona), Paul-Jose Mpoku (undisclosed, Standard Liege)

Out: Radek Cerny (released, QPR), Leigh Mills (loan, Brentford)

West Brom

In: Luke Moore (£3m, Aston Villa), Do-heon Kim (£500k, Seongnam Ilhwa Shunma), Roman Bednar (£2.5m, Hearts)

Out: Luke Steele (free, Barnsley), Zoltan Gera (free, Fulham)

West Ham

In: None

Out: Nolberto Solano (released)


In: None

Out: Josip Skoko (released), Salomon Olembe (released)

UEFA EURO 2008™ in quotes

Bastian Schweinsteiger takes instruction from Angela Merkel

With UEFA EURO 2008™ being rightly hailed as one of the most exciting tournaments of modern times, euro2008.com tells the story of three and a half weeks in Austria and Switzerland in the words of the players and coaches who made the magic.

The quality of play is extolled unanimously by all observers. Defensive tactics are nowhere to be seen – rather, all legal means are being used to overpower the other team. Team play is not stifling the talent of individuals, who are frequently giving some particularly dazzling performances. It's a real treat for football fans.
UEFA President Michel Platini hails the standard of football at UEFA EURO 2008™


We are always emotional, we cannot change that. Even if we wanted to, we don't want to. There are coaches who stay in the dugout and those like me who are more active.
Croatia coach Slaven Bilić on his side's passionate style

To put two central strikers in a team whose biggest problems are on the wings, you'd have to play with 13 players.
Czech Republic coach Karel Brückner explains why Jan Koller and Milan Baroš were not fielded together

I simply cannot put up with this 'playing well and losing' thing any more. We lost. We are not here to play well ... but to win. We were criticised in friendlies, which we could not understand, and now we have lost and there's praise. Of course, I am having difficulties with that.
Switzerland vice-captain Ludovic Magnin on his team's early exit

There can't be great victories without painful defeats.
Coach Brückner after a 3-2 loss to Turkey cost the Czechs a quarter-final place

It wouldn't have mattered if we'd lost 2-0 or 4-0, so we had to go for it. Even when everyone else was settling for penalties after we pulled level, I was signalling for the team to try for a third goal.
Turkey trainer Fatih Terim on the flip side of that decisive fixture


When I worked with Trinidad & Tobago at the last World Cup I woke up every morning to the sound of Bob Marley, now I wake up every day suffering from a headache!
Poland coach Leo Beenhakker gets to grips with a growing injury list

Every evening we sit together and just talk about football. Sometimes I wish we could talk about other things as well.
Germany goalkeeping coach Andreas Köpke feeling the strain

We will carry out our usual preparations, just like for the qualifying matches. We won't be doing different things just because we are at the EURO – it's not like we will walk around the park naked or something. We have our normal programme and then we will go [singing] 'tra-la-la' to the stadium. We will play 'tra-la-la' but I don't know if we will still be 'tra-la-la' after the game.
Dutchman Beenhakker on Poland's routine between matches

There were times where they were ready to prepare a camel for me in front of the stadium so I could ride into the desert. In autumn 2007 I had support from three per cent of the population. Is three and a half now good enough for me to continue?
Austria coach Josef Hickersberger after his side's brave exit


They say that if it rains, the earth gets wet and that brings luck. I hope it will bring us luck too.
Former international Ioan Lupescu on the rain at Romania's St Gallen training camp

With all those people being here, I think I will have to phone home to check if anything is still there.
Netherlands coach Marco van Basten ponders the huge number of Oranje fans in Switzerland

Everyone is still talking about that goal in the 1988 final – I think it was a bit lucky.
Rafael van der Vaart dismisses coach Van Basten's goal in the 1988 UEFA European Championship final

I am not going to answer questions about Italy. So if that's what you want, forget it. Now you have time to get a coffee.
France coach Raymond Domenech bars all talk of the Group C decider against Italy

He said he didn't feel right because of a problem with his best friend, so I offered my condolences but he was talking about the ball.
Germany's Miroslav Klose reveals details of a conversation with his FC Bayern München team-mate, Italy's Luca Toni

This squad has always had a very special bond, win, lose or draw. It was there against France, against Romania, and also in the loss to the Netherlands. I'm not just saying that because we qualified, but because that's what our dressing room is like.
Boss Roberto Donadoni on Italy's progress to the last eight with a 2-0 win against Les Bleus

I don't have anything to say to the people who want me to resign. But I would like to ask Estelle for her hand [in marriage]. The only thing I'm thinking about from now is marrying Estelle, which is why I'm asking her for her hand today. I know it's difficult at this moment but it's during these difficult times that you need people – and personally I need her.
Domenech proposes to longtime partner Estelle Denis moments after France's fatal defeat by Italy


Luis is a [Club] Atlético [de Madrid] legend, a great footballer and a wonderful man. The human condition requires you to be greedy – always hungry to better yourself and achieve more. That's what Luis is and it's the perfect petrol for the engine of a football coach.
Miguel Reina, Pepe Reina's father, on former colleague Luis Aragonés

We will not play like the Poles, whose defenders suddenly decided to grant the Germans 30 metres of space to allow them to score. That was a modern offside trap but also a modern way to lose 2-0.
Greece coach Otto Rehhagel before his side's 2-0 reverse against Sweden

A miracle only happens every 30 years. If that wasn't the case then there wouldn't be any miracles.
Rehhagel after the holders bowed out early

After [the 4-1 opening defeat by] Spain, the team were unfairly hung out to dry by the media and the pundits – it was very unpleasant to listen to all the negatives. But we wanted to prove that we have character, that we have a team and that we can play football.
Roman Pavlyuchenko sows the seeds of Russia's recovery

I'm disappointed we didn't get our game going. Maybe there is a mental factor involved, in that we're not a team that steps up from the very beginning. We lost. It's not a common occurrence but I have a bitter feeling about it.
Coach Lars Lagerbäck on the loss to Russia that sent Sweden home

First she told me not to do anything stupid again, which I did not do [against Portugal]. Then she said I should play the same way I did two years ago. What can you do? If the chancellor asks you to do something, you have to obey!
Bastian Schweinsteiger explains what happened when he sat beside German Chancellor Angela Merkel when suspended for Germany's final group match

I think with what we've done, expectations have become higher. Because of the way we played and especially the manner in which we won the first two games, the fans got excited by this and expected more, and I understand that.
Winger Nani on the disappointment of Portugal's premature departure

I lost a bottle of wine in a bet with [assistant coach] Hans-Dieter Flick today. I said we wouldn't score from open play. Oh, two bottles of wine ...
Germany coach Joachim Löw drinks in the success over Portugal


Einstein said: 'There are two ways to live – one is to believe everything is a miracle and live your life that way, the second is to believe nothing is a miracle.' I belong to the second group.
Terim on Turkey's never-say-die spirit

I can understand why they call us 'Crazy Turks'.
Emre Aşık reflects on another drama-filled Turkey win, referring to a popular history book

The last two minutes are something I can't describe – they'll haunt me for the rest of my life.
Coach Bilić reflects on a painful evening for Croatia


There are some points of criticism. We committed too many fouls and were too passive in our reaction to their free-kicks.
Guus Hiddink nit-picks after a famous victory

I think they had a coach who knew us better than we did.
Full-back Mario Melchiot considers the Dutch undoing by Russia

They are between 22 and 26 years old, not at their peak, but not young – they are somewhere in the middle. They have the opportunity and now the question is: can they take it to the next level?
Johan Cruyff assesses the future of the Oranje


We go out with heads held high, but it's a painful defeat. We all gave our best and we all know it was not enough. We're very sorry for ourselves and for our fans. Spain enjoyed most of the possession but we had better chances to score. The draw was a fair result, then on penalties sometimes you celebrate and sometimes you cry.
Daniele De Rossi comes to terms with the Azzurri's demise

We have struggled to get past the quarter-finals before but now we've done it so let's see if we can get to the final. I'm not depressed when I lose, I'm not euphoric when I win. I'm happy for my country, happy for my players and also for me – this is my job.
Luis Aragonés on Spain's success


I really must say: I often had to catch my breath out there.
Angela Merkel after the dramatic triumph against Turkey

Today we beat the Turks at their own game.
Christoph Metzelder after a late Germany goal denied the comeback kings

The players should not feel bad. Yes, they lost, of course we are out, but it was our 47th day together and it is not easy to work when everyone else is on holiday. They have been here to serve their country and I told them I was proud of them, that what they did is important, and I wished them every success in the future.
Terim shows pride in his players


I don't like this new colour, personally. But so long as I don't have to wear it, the players can. Anyway, it's not yellow, it's mustard.
Aragonés on Spain having to change from red to yellow for the semi-final

The bronze medals we were shown in the locker room are the limit for us. Today we could not have hoped for more. We were outplayed.
Russia goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev reflects on a one-sided game

I like teams who focus on attacking and who enjoy playing. This Spain team is very experienced and love to play this type of football.
Hiddink admits his admiration for Russia's nemesis

Spain end 44-year title drought, beat Germany in Euro 2008 final

VIENNA (AFP) - Spain ended their 44-year wait for a major international title with a 1-0 victory over Germany at the Euro 2008 final here. Fernando Torres scored the only goal of the game in the first half as football's perennial underachievers finally banished that unwanted tag to the history books.

It was the first time Spain had won the European title since 1964 and their first final since 1984.

For 69-year-old Spanish coach Luis Aragones there was a tinge of bitterness mixed with the moment of glory.

Approaching his 70th birthday he became the oldest coach to win the European title but he must have shed half his years as he watched captain Iker Casillas hold aloft the coveted Cup which Spain has only held in its hands once before in 1964.

However, in the immediate aftermath of the match he was repeating the mantra on the eve of it, of how disappointed he was at not being asked to stay on.

"We did things well, we won, period. I will not be staying on as coach because I have been given no possibility to," said Aragones.

Aragones had warned bleakly on the eve of the final that "no one remembers who comes second" - well he needn't have worried as Fernando Torres's first half goal ensured the world and his wife will recall his Spanish team for many a year to come.

For Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas it was a dream come true.

"This is great," said the 21-year-old Arsenal star.

"This is the best day of my life as a player.

"I don't think we are conscious yet of what we have achieved....44 years later.

"It has been one of my dreams and I made it.

"It is true we won it with style.

"We were trying to create chances and play beautiful football and we have at last had the success we deserved.

"I don't know why it has taken this long and I don't want to think about that anymore as we have achieved it and we are a young team and will fight for the World Cup in two years time."

For Torres too it was a dream realised.

"For me, it's a dream come true," said Torres.

"Victory in a Euro, is almost as big as a World Cup. I think that we have played very good football throughout the tournament and it was justice done when we won the final."

German coach Joachim Loew professed his admiration for his side, who defied expectations to reach the final.

"I have to compliment the team for what they have achieved over the past few weeks," said the 48-year-old.

"It has been fantastic. The players are obviously disappointed, but they have every reason to hold their heads up high."

For German captain Michael Ballack it was more disappointment in a major tournament.

"It is very sad to lose when one has come such a long way," said the 31-year-old, who missed the 2002 World Cup final because he was suspended and has also lost two Champions League finals.

"All the team battled away. This tournament has come at the end of the season and physically it has been tough. However, today (Sunday) we have made too many errors."

Spain seemed to start tentatively and a mistake from Sergio Ramos gave Miroslav Klose a glorious opportunity after just four minutes, but after taking the ball past Carles Puyol his next touch was too strong and he ran the ball out of play.

Spain gradually started to settle but three-time champions Germany still had the next chance, Thomas Hitzlsperger hitting a tame shot straight at Spain captain Iker Casillas.

Just before the quarter-hour mark Jens Lehmann came to Germany's rescue as a cross from Andres Iniesta deflected off Christoph Metzelder's boot and only a stunning reaction save from the Arsenal stopper prevented a goal.

Spain were starting to take control and Torres headed a Xavi free-kick over the bar.

On 23 minutes Ramos cut in from the right and crossed to the back post where Torres climbed above the considerably taller Per Mertersacker; his downward header beat Lehmann but unfortunately for Spain not the base of the post.

Up the other end Spain's slightly suspect defence was struggling to cope with the direct running of Bastian Schweinsteiger and Lukas Podolski but Germany created little despite Ballack's volley being blocked by Ramos.

Then on 33 minutes Torres put Spain ahead with a moment of sublime quality. He latched onto a piercing through ball from Xavi, outpaced Philipp Lahm and chipped the ball over the advancing Lehmann with a flicked shot that could have threaded the eye of a needle.

Spain were suddenly rampant and Iniesta crossed to the back post where the unmarked David Silva had a rush of blood to the head and lashed a volley wildly over.

Spain seemed brimming with confidence at the start of the second period and both Xavi and Silva went close with long range efforts before Torres again outpaced the German defence but couldn't quite reach the ball before Lehmann came out to smother.

Germany coach Joachim Loew responded by sending on a second forward in Kevin Kuranyi to replace midfielder Hitzlsperger.

That immediately shifted the momentum of the game and on the hour a mistake from Puyol was almost punished as Ballack fired just wide; moments later Casillas came storming out of goal to take a cross from Ballack off Kuranyi's head.

Spain remained dangerous and Ramos forced Lehmann into a fine block with a powerful header from a Xavi free-kick before Torsten Frings cleared a shot from Iniesta off the line.

Brazil-born Marcos Senna came within inches of settling the game in the final 10 minutes but he couldn't quite stretch his leg out far enough to meet substitute Daniel Guiza's downward header with the goal at his mercy.

If you dislike the regular M6, check out this.

The AC Schnitzer TENSION concept model that based on the M6 has stunned the crowd with its distinctive style and performance at the IAA 2005.

After 11 months of development. The AC Schnitzer TENSION: Street Version was borned. Of course the Street Version could not be 100% copy of the concept model.


The ventilation of the power plant is actively supported by sufficient cooling air flow from its large air outlet. Because of the front skirt, the TENSION Street Version looks much lower and yet, it improves downforce on the front axle while speeding on the highway.


The bodystyling is completed by the AC Schnitzer sports mirrors and the combination of two colour paintwork, thats Alpine White with Anthracite Metallic.


Depending on the regular M6, you may choose to fitted the new AC Schnitzer 5.1-liter engine in your Tension Street Version. The new engine car boosted into a mere 411 bhp. The top speed also rises on average by around 20 mph.



The concept model of the TENSION shown at the IAA 2005.

Bugatti Veyron’s new enemy- The SSC Ultimate Aero TT

The SSC Ultimate Aero TT, an American-born supercar from Shelby company is designed to break Bugatti Veyron’s record. The Ultimate Aero produces 1180bhp at 6950rpm and 1307Nm of torque at 5800rpm from its supercharged V8 engine and the Ultimate Aero TT are able to reaching the top speed of 448km/h.


The Ultimate Aero TT will display itself at the recent SEMA 2006 in Las Vegas, Nevada. At more than 5 million US dollars each, the Ultimate Aero TT is probably a new record holder for the most expensive car on the world plus the fastest production car on the world.


Below is some nice photos of the Ultimate Aero TT that i found from its official site.


2005 Tokyo Motor Show Complete Coverage

I look forward to attending the Tokyo Motor Show every two years. In this show you can find a vast assortment of people-movers from wild and wacky concepts and futuristic-looking prototypes, to the leading edge of technology in soon-to-be released production vehicles. And now, I make a complete show coverage, for all of you to sneak a peek of these exotic cars.

The Audi S8.

The Audi Shooting Brake Concept.

The 2007 Bugatti Veyron.

The 2006 BMW 130i.

The BMW x3 Hybrid.

The BMW Z4 Coupe Concept.

The Daihatsu Be-Go.

The Daihatsu Costa Concept.

The Daihatsu Esse Concept.

The Daihatsu UFE-III Concept.

The Ferrari GG50.

The Ford Equator.

The Ford Focus C-Max.

The Ford Focus Vignale.

The Honda FCX Concept.

The Honda Sports 4 Concept.

The Honda W.O.W Concept.