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31 October 2009 @ 08:50 am
This was published two days ago:

Finnan: Pain of relegation never leaves you

He's toasted triumphs in the Champions League, FA Cup and European Super Cup. He's worn winners' crowns from the first division, second division and third division. Steve Finnan, far right, has been synonymous with success, glory and fulfilling footballing dreams.

But it's the painful scars of relegation which refuse to heal, even to this day. And the 33-year-old has no intention of opening old wounds now he's back in the Premier League with Pompey. Nor does he think he will do.

Finnan made 216 appearances during a trophy-laden Liverpool career. He also won two promotions with Fulham and one with Notts County.

Yet, it was with the latter club where he also experienced the agony of relegation for the first and only time in his career.

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16 October 2009 @ 08:33 pm
Wow, it's really quiet here! :(

Anyway, Finns made his debut for Portsmouth last week against Wolverhampton Wanderers, and I found two interviews/articles, a little quote about the penalty that was denied to Wolves, and some pictures!

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20 March 2009 @ 06:43 pm
Finns was called up by Giovanni Trapattoni for Ireland's upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Bulgaria and Italy, but unfortunately he won't be able to play because he still hasn't overcome the damn hamstring injury he sustained on his debut in La Liga. *sigh* Why do such things have to happen? I'm so sorry for him.

Here's a related article:

Finnan to miss World Cup qualifiers

Steve Finnan has been forced to withdraw from the Republic of Ireland squad for the upcoming FIFA World Cup 2010 qualifiers against Bulgaria and Italy.

The Espanyol defender's career has been disrupted by injury since he left Liverpool for the Spanish league in August. A thigh injury ruled him out of last month's qualifier win over Georgia. Having recovered from that problem, and assuring the manager of his fitness, Trapattoni named the 32-year-old in his 26-man squad earlier this week. However, Finnan since suffered a recurrence of a hamstring injury that has already forced him to miss three weeks of action back in September when he first sustained it on his La Liga debut.

Trappattoni must now choose whether to stick with Stephen Kelly at right back for the qualifying games or bring back Paul McShane, who also missed the Georgia match through injury. Finnan’s withdrawal leaves Trapattoni with 25 players to choose from as he prepares to finalise his panel of 23 for tomorrow week’s Bulgaria game.

Ireland will then travel to Bari to take on group favourites Italy on 1 April.

(Sources: [1], [2], [3])
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26 October 2008 @ 02:15 pm

Title: [  ]
Rating: G
Pairing: Steve Finnan/Daniel Agger
Summary: Daniel has a question
Disclaimer: All fiction. Don't own the players or the quotes or the songs.
A/N: Third measure to keep the Fagger love alive eh? And first “own” fic in English.
I think it's not my best fic ever. But [info]nevr_walk_alone told me she'd like to read some Fagger. Hope you like it love :)
Italic parts from Indecent Proposal.

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Current Location: Germany
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21 September 2008 @ 01:03 pm
Monday 15 September 2008

Finnan passes medical

Irish international Steve Finnan, Espanyol’s last signing of the transfer window, underwent a medical examination this morning before joining up with the rest of Márquez’s squad. The player was subject to stringent checks at the Clinica Creu Blanca, despite having checked over fully before signing his contract on the 31st of August.

Finnan only arrived in Barcelona El Prat last night and was called straight up into the squad. This morning he missed training due to the medical tests but will be officially presented as a Perico this evening at 6pm at the Estadi Olímpic de Lluis Companys. His first training session will have to wait until tomorrow morning and only then will he train with his new team-mates.

The ex-Liverpool star has played in two matches since finalising his transfer to Espanyol, both games being with the Irish national team. Ireland beat troubled Georgia last Saturday 1-2 and drew 0-0 on Wednesday with Montenegro. In both games, the new Blanquiazul wingback started from the off but was substituted against Georgia in the 80th minute.
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02 September 2008 @ 08:14 am
Spanish side Espanyol have swooped to sign Steve Finnan from Liverpool.

The Republic of Ireland full-back has not featured for The Reds this season after falling out-of-favour with manager Rafa Benitez.

The 32-year-old had been linked with a host of Premier League clubs but he has now sealed a move to La Liga.

The Barcelona-based club have handed Finnan a two-year deal.

The move brings to an end a five-year stay for Finnan at Anfield, where he made just short of 150 appearances.

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Current Mood: tiredtired
Title: 5 times, Steve tried to be romantic (and failed)
Rating: PG
Pairing: Steve Finnan/Daniel Agger (tiny mentions of Steven Gerrard/Xabi Alonso, Jamie Carragher/Fernando Torres)
Disclaimer: The same as usual: Not mine, never happened, no money.
A/N: This is for the wondeful and lovely  paulii_oh_yesh:)! Because it’s her birthday!!! Happy birthday, hun *hugs*! (You see, you got all the pairings you wanted! Well, almost all xD)
Current Mood: grumpygrumpy
30 March 2008 @ 09:52 pm
Title: Life is a soap opera (3/3)
Rating: PG
Pairing: Daniel Agger/Steve Finnan, Daniel Agger/Fernando Torres, mentions of Fernando Torres/Steven Gerrard, Steven Gerrard/Xabi Alonso
Summary: Daniel tries to forget what happened but forgetting things like that isn’t an easy thing and Daniel soon gets to know that.
Disclaimer: As fake as Nando’s front teeth xD.
A/N: So, that's it. Last part. And I don't know if I'm happy or sad about that... *sighs* I'm not really content with it, so it's the same as ever. I'm never content with my fics... xD

Part One
Part Two 

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25 February 2008 @ 08:14 pm
Title: Life is a soap opera (2/?)
Rating: PG
Pairing: Daniel Agger/Steve Finnan, Daniel Agger/Fernando Torres, mentions of Fernando Torres/Steven Gerrard, Steven Gerrard/Xabi Alonso
Summary: A few days after this one horrible day in Daniel’s life, he still has no idea how to cope with all of that.
Disclaimer: About as true as the easter-bunny.
A/N: It took me horribly long to write that second part, I know and I still don’t like it... *sighs*

Part One  

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06 January 2008 @ 09:04 pm
Title: Life is a soap opera (Part 1/?)
Genre: Flangst
Rating: PG
Pairings: Daniel Agger/Steve Finnan, Daniel Agger/Fernando Torres, Fernando Torres/Steven Gerrard
Summary: Daniel finds out that Fernando is cheating on him and Steve wants to comfort him.
Disclaimer: All lies.
A/N: Written in Daniel’s POV. (Oh my... The title is crap... I'm going to change it, if I can think of a better one. you can help me if you want XD)

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