July 24, 2012

Today's Everyday Fashion: Guest Post




This is a guest post while J is away. Everyone please give Lauren a warm welcome!

With the start of August comes many things: the beginning of summer’s end (tear), a new school year and, most importantly, the excitement and thrill that football season is almost upon us! Living in the South where football reigns king, you can find me at work on any given Monday or Friday proudly wearing my alma mater’s colors (go Seminoles!) either in celebration of a weekend victory or in anticipation of an upcoming game. With NFL pre-season games beginning in just a couple of weeks and college football kicking off in about a month, I thought that now would be the perfect time to demonstrate a couple of ways you can show your team spirit at the office while still maintaining a look that is professional and work-appropriate. I decided to use a few color combinations that are representative of both NFL and college teams. You can go bold by contrasting both colors on your top and bottom, or you can take the subtle route by using your team’s primary color in your accessories (outfit one). Several of these looks incorporate layers, so you can easily transition them from work to a happy hour by simply shedding the cardigan and/or swapping out the purse with a smaller clutch. How do you show your team spirit at work?

Outfit 1
Inspiration photo: Zimbio.com
Cardigan: Ann Taylor Loft, $55
Tank: Banana Republic Factory Store, $12
Skirt: Ann Taylor, $54
Belt: Target, $11
Shoes: Nine West Outlet, $39
Purse: Coach, family gift
Scarf: Old Navy, $13

Outfit 2
Inspiration photo: NOLA.com
Dress: Antonio Melani/Dillard’s, $64
Belt: Target, $17
Shoes: Nine West Outlet, $39
Purse: Nine West Outlet, $24
Watch: Michael Kors, family gift

Outfit 3
Inspiration photo: BleacherReport.com
Cardigan: J. Crew Factory Store, $36
Shirt: Forever 21, $14
Pants: Banana Republic Factory Store, $33
Belt: Target, $11
Shoes: Guess c/o TJ Maxx, $35
Flower Pin: Old Navy, $3

122 comments:

  1. Cute outfits, Lauren!

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  2. Love everything...especially the purple and gold outfit! 

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  3. Jennifermalone57July 24, 2012 at 8:41 AM

    I am a Seminole alumni too! Where is your blog Lauren!? Loved this post :)

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  4. Such a cute idea!  Lauren, do you have a blog?

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  5. CoffeebeansandbobbypinsJuly 24, 2012 at 8:46 AM

    Wow, great inspiration photos. I love fall for football season. Go Bengals!

    http://coffeebeansandbobbypins.blogspot.com/

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  6. GO NOLES! I love that you combined my 2 favorite things: fashion and football! You really should start blogging...

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  7. Ahhh Lauren! I read this blog every day, and when it popped up with your picture I was shocked! Love your outfits! Just as fashionable as I remember you being at FSU :) You should have posted some garnet and gold, too! :) Hope things are great for you! Love keeping up with you on pinterest, and now here, too!

    PS This is Courtney Bunyard (Dukes), in case you can't tell from the name!

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  8. I absolutely LOVE that these outfits were inspired from NFL teams. How creative! I will have to do something similar this fall for my alma mater SFU and favorite NFL team the Ravens! 
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  9. Lauren!! So proud and excited to see your face in this post this morning! I love all three outfits! Love you and go Noles!!!

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  10. Awesome idea!! I love football, counting the days!!

    Xoxo
    oliviamoone.blogspot.com

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  11. Love this!  Please share your blog with us.

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  12. Loved it until the LSU part. :) J/K.  These are great and I do the same thing of wearing my team colors in an office appropriate way.

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  13. pretty little thingsJuly 24, 2012 at 9:25 AM

    I'm really loving the sports inspired outfits!! As a huge football fan myself, I totally love wearing my teams colors! xo

    http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

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  14. Great post, I searched high and low for a link to your blog, so if you don't have one, I think you should!

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  15. So cute...I use sports team colors as inspiration all of the time!

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  16. LOVE this post!!! Love that purple dress too!

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  17. We need a link to your blog please! : )  Very cute outfits.

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  18. so cute!! can't wait for football season!

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  19. I love this idea!!! So cute!!

    http://wifeatnineteen.blogspot.com/

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  20. LOVE LOVE LOVE THESE! (even though I'm a Cane!) 

    And yes, please share your blog if you have one! 

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  21. Constanze SchmittJuly 24, 2012 at 10:29 AM

    The outfits are amazing, Lauren! Love your style! ♥

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  22. Lauren,

    You look great in anything you put on girl! I love the purple dress with the yellowish belt and shoes. I'm going to try and find something like this outfit for my next event. Great ideas.

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  23. Go Noles!  But no Seminoles outfit.

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  24. Cute!!!!!!!!!!! Love this idea :) I love wearing outfits based off my favorite football teams! I love this!

    Rachel’s Lookbook 

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  25. I love the pictures inspired by football, love each one.  We are huge fans here!! 
     

    Creamy


     

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  26. This is "fan"tastic.  I am a Gator, but am attending FSU for law school.  It is nice to see a post about good ole' football, and what great styles!

    Goooooo Gators!

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  27. Love this post! Such cute outfits with team colors- love it!

    Lindsay @ LindsayJEveyday.blogspot.com

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  28. Very creative Lauren. Love the outfits!
    Katherine
    www.jagstyle.blogspot.com

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  29. That is a really cool idea! 

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  30. Marissa@ohhhsolovelyJuly 24, 2012 at 11:58 AM

    this is a really cute post...i'm in the south too & when i was working out this morning, everyone was talking about their excitement over the start of football season! i'm such a girly girl that i can't say i'm totally into it, but, all the parties, food, etc. are loads of fun!

    http://ohhhsolovely.blogspot.com/ 

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  31. Love this post!  This is such a creative idea!!!  

    http://easyoutfitsbypip.blogspot.com

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  32. I absolutely loved today's guest outfits - they were actually wearable for an everyday girl - stylish and elegant. Well done Lauren!

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  33. I love these looks, so fun!

    Macey
    laidbackdays.blogspot.ca

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  34. Love the girlishness and style of the outfits! Love knowing that I can support my team and still look classy! Thanks for the ideas! 

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  35. Thanks so much, Lane!

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  36. Go Noles! Glad to see a fellow alum on here:) I actually don't have a blog, but thank you for the kind words!

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  37. Thanks Katy! I actually don't have my own blog--I just love reading them!

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  38. Thank you! Football season is my favorite time of year too:)

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  39. Thank you for the kind words!

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  40. Definitely something I do!  Any given Friday during football season (or Thursday if it's the odd Thursday game) you will find me rocking my orange and purple style at work!  Go Clemson Tigers!

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  41. Courtney, it's so good to see you on here! Sounds like the pinterest stalking is mutual...i love your stuff too:) Hope you're doing well!

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  42. Thanks Megan! xoxo

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  43. Such a good idea for a post!!! You did a great job!!

    And oh, I just flaunt the purple and gold, or black and gold via dresses, jewelry and heels at work :)

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  44. Thank you! I actually don't have my own blog--I just love reading them!

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  45. Thanks Andi! I appreciate it.

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  46. A girl after my own heart! Thanks for commenting.

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  47. Thank you for the sweet words, Abbie! I don't have my own blog but I love reading them...J is my favorite:)

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  48. Thank you, Meg! I am quite partial to that dress as well...really, I'm partial to any work dresses. They are an easy, one-piece outfit and fun to accessorize!

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  49. Thank you so much! I actually don't have my own blog--just love reading them:)

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  50. Thank you for the kind words, Emily!

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  51. Thanks Alissa! Even though we're ACC rivals, it's nice that we share a love for our teams:) I don't have a blog of my own, but I appreciate your nice words.

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  52. Thank you so much, Constanze!

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  53. Thank you for the sweet comment!

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  54. Thank you, Sherry! It's nice to see a fellow Nole on here:)

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  55. Thanks Emily! I am so looking forward to football season:)

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  56. Ha! Love the play on words:) As a Gator fan, I know you're looking forward to football season just as much as I am!

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  57. Thank you, Lindsay!

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  58. Thank you, Katherine! I appreciate it.

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  59. Thanks Marissa! I'm glad I'm not alone in my ridiculous excitement for the season to start:) and I agree with you, there's nothing better than a good party/tailgate and the food that goes along with it!

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  60. Thank you so much! I really appreciate the sweet words.

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  61. Thank you, Sierra!

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  62. Love it, Mary! Thanks for the comment.

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  63. Thanks Liz! I appreciate it.

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  64. Lauren - where can we find your blog at??!

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  65. These are cute outfits! We are big Ravens fans so I'm loving the purple dress!

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  66. Great post! I love pulling
    together a work outfit inspired by team colors. Love that purple and gold too!! geaux tigers! You should
    definitely consider blogging! 


    xoxo, Mallory


    www.pastelsandmascara.blogspot.com

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  67. Love these looks.  Great job!

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  68. Love the LSU look! I live in Tiger Country and love to sport my purple and gold!!!

    www.voluptuousliving.wordpress.com

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  69. great guest post... i am always dressing in my teams colors {georgia... red and black}... so excited for football season!

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  70. Great idea for a post!

    Sarah

    http://fromcoasttocloset.blogspot.com/

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  71. This is super cute.

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  72. I'm so disappointed that you don't have a blog!  I love all 3 outfits and was hoping to get more inspiration from you.  If you decide to start a blog, I think you've got a list of readers from todays post.

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  73. This is a great idea! Love your interpretations!

    https://www.facebook.com/ShoppingDiet

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  74. Glimmering_chicaJuly 24, 2012 at 2:34 PM

    You need a blog!!! Love these!!!

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  75. Now that's team spirit. Love the ideas.

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  76. You nailed it!  These are all 3 great outfits, but I love the 2nd look the best.  Super cute!  Here in GA, we are getting geared up to be the SEC champs this season....GOOO  Bulldogs....I can wish, right?!  And, we are super excited about the football season coming up as well.  This post has pumped me up even more.  Love me some RED and BLACK!! ;)

    You look great, I also was hoping you had a blog!  :)

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  77. Love this guest post! I've tried doing Mets colors but I haven't found a good orange/blue combo that isn't *too* out there for work. I love the Falcons-inspired look! Great job!

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  78. Woohoo football!  Great posts and I love all 3 outfits.  Do you have a blog?

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  79. Great post! I love the inspiration!

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  80. Great post Lauren! Now you've got me all excited for football season! I love the idea of showing team spirit in a classy and sophisticated way. That last outfit is so perfect for work!

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  82. Cute! No burgundy and gold though?? I love the Redskins!!!

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  83. You should definitely start one! I retweeted the link to this post too. :)

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  84. OMG love the NOLES and this post! Can't wait to wear some of these looks for fall! Yay college football is so close!

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  85. Thank you, Mallory!

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  86. Jan, thank you so much for the kind words!

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  87. Thanks so much, Cindie! Orange and blue is a tougher combo to pull off, but I definitely think it can be done, especially if you incorporate a neutral in your top or bottom piece (white, khaki, etc) and/or use one of the main colors as an accent via your accessories, such as a necklace, scarf or purse. Thanks again for commenting!

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  88. Thank you! I actually do not have my own blog--just love reading them!

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  89. Thanks so much, Miranda!

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  90. Thanks Becca! Go Noles!

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  91. I love these, Lauren! I live in the South, too...so I definitely relate to you here! haha! 

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  92. Wow, you're so pretty! Love these outfits...I am definitely inspired to put together a few outfits to represent my fave teams this fall.

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  93. Love it all!  Gorgeous color combos and how fun to use team colors as your inspiration. =)

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  94. does lauren have a blog? great ideas!

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  95. YES. GO NOLES!!!! I go to FSU!
    LET'S GO SEMINOLES!

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  96. cool! <3

    Natalia, my-crazy-idea.blogspot.com/

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  97. Fabulous posting idea! And I second and third and probably even fourth your sentiment... Go Noles. As an FSU alumni and a gal trying to  figure out what to wear to tailgate parties while still dressing like an adult, I really love the post. Thanks! Do you have a blog?

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  98. So excited for football season and I love this unique post! :)

    www.postcardsfromrachel.com

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  99. You are after my heart. I'm an Falcon and an LSU fan and love both of the outfits for team Fridays at my job. I really love that skirt in the first look. . Can't wait for Football season to officially start. Geaux Tigers!

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  100. Lauren, you need a blog! This was so creative and unique. 

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  101. Thank you so much, Meg! I actually don't have a blog--just love reading them. Go Noles!

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  102. My favorite post by far while J is away...nice job, Lauren!! :)

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  103. My favorite guest post so far - of course, I'm biased... GO NOLES!!!!

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  104. loving the LSU themed outfit :)

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  105. WOW!  Such a creative post!!!!  I love it!  Whitley at the Queen City Style!  Please don't ban me from J's Everyday Fashion when I say PS--Go Tar Heels! :)

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  106. I love the inspiration here, she totally should have a blog if she doesn't already! And if she does...whats the link? :)

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  107. Lauren - did you by chance live in Salley Hall in 801? Pretty sure I was your suitemate the first semester of freshman year (Lindsey)! The Internet makes for a small world. You always looked great then and still do!

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  108. Lauren - did you by chance live in Salley Hall in 801? Pretty sure I was your suitemate the first semester of freshman year (Lindsey)! The Internet makes for a small world. You always looked great then and still do!

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  109. Yay Lauren! Juckett told me about this guest blogger appearance! I am so proud of you!

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  110. No blog! :-) 

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  111. Villas-Boas wants to shut out Inter


    Agen Bola indo11.com reported, Andre Villas-Boas has challenged his
    Tottenham Hotspur side to keep a clean sheet against Inter Milan in the Europa
    League on Thursday.


    The north London outfit head into the match
    on the back of a string of impressive results – most recently a 2-1 derby
    victory over local rivals Arsenal on Sunday.


    And Villas-Boas wants his players to stop the
    “biggest team” left in the competition from scoring in the round-of-16 first
    leg at White Hart Lane.


    “It’s a big game and an important week for
    the club, we’ve had some big games and we want to continue doing well,”
    Villas-Boas told reporters.


    “We will treat it as seriously as we have
    done before. We probably face the biggest team involved in the last 16.


    “They are rebuilding their squad. They have
    invested in young players and are a club in change. But they’re involved in
    three competitions. The Europa League means a lot to them as it does to us.


    “Inter are very experienced in Europe, we
    need to be aware of their strengths & they will need to be aware of ours, as
    reported by Indo Eleven.


    “We don’t want to concede, we want to avoid
    that and take an advantage to Milan. We want to be as good as we have been.


    Villas-Boas said his players are relishing
    the chance to test their skills against the Serie
    A giants, and confirmed
    midfielder Mousa Dembele will be fit to feature.


    “The match comes at a good time for us. It
    shows the importance of the competition,” he said.


    “The players are buzzing to be involved, it’s
    a great match to be involved in.


    “Mousa is okay, Ade (Emmanuel Adebayor) is in
    with a chance too. The rest is the same.”


    Source : www.indo11.com


     

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  112. Agen Bola www.Indo11.com
    melaporkan bahwa pelatih Real Madrid, Jose Mourinho menolak perbandingan
    dirinya dengan Andre Villas-Boas, namun ia tak membantah dirinya sebagai
    inspirasi sang kompatriot.

    Menurut berita yang diperoleh Indo Eleven,
    Villas-Boas pernah membantu Mourinho semasa di Porto, Chelsea hingga Inter
    Milan. Dan hal itulah yang membuat banyak pihak membandingkan kiprah keduanya.
    Namun The Special One punya pandangan berbeda.

    "Saya tak melihat apapun dari diri saya dalam Andre Villas-Boas. (Namun)
    ia sudah mengakses tempat-tempat yang tak bisa diraih orang lain. Saya memantau
    karirnya secara teratur," ucapnya.

    "Saya tahu ada efek Jose Mourinho dalam diri pemuda Portugal. Saat ini ada
    banyak orang muda yang bermimpi jadi pelatih. Dua puluh tahun lalu para pemuda
    ingin menjadi pemain, bukan pelatih." jelasnya.

    www.indo11.com

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