Monday, December 31, 2012
Ferguson has said Luis Nani is going nowhere, even though relations have soured and he is not even on the bench now. There was a story in THE SUN ,that Real Madrid were willing t7o sell Cristiano Ronaldo for a sum of 66 million pounds to Manchester United. And that both Luis Nani and David De Gea would be used as pawns in the transfer deal. Cristiano Ronaldo says he is not loved anymore at Real Madrid, and his relation with coach Jose Murinho are at rock bottom. Manchester United would be willing to pay Ronaldo a weekly salary of 300 thousand pounds.This is far to much for a club with huge debt. The Idea of Ferguson is to make up the 66 million pounds by selling Ronaldo jerseys quickly. All this is left to be seen now
Sunday, December 30, 2012
It is reported i THE SUN and THE DAILY MAIL, that Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho , has now fallen out with his 31 year old goalkeeper Iker Casillas.And is out looking for a new young goalkeeper, as Iker Casillas came from Real Madrids youth team, the only one now playing. Jose Mourinho now is targeting the under 21 Spanish goalkeeper David De Gea , who plays in England for Manchester United.But he has had big shoes to fill of Edwin Vander Sar. He joined Manchester United for 18.9 million pounds. It is reported that Real Madrid are willing to pay 22 million pounds in the summer market.The big question is will Jose mourinho be there then?
Friday, December 28, 2012
In the Everton verses Bolton Wanderers match the Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard scored a goal from 102 yards or 93 meters a new record for agoal to be scored from that distance.But shame Everton had to loose that match. The other goalkeepers to score a goal in a E.P.L match areas follows. 1) Paul Robinson. 2) Bred Freidel.. 3) Peter SchMichel. 4) Tim Howard.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Alex Ferguson has escaped punishment of any kind from the English F.A. After the thrilling match between Manchester United and Newcastle United , it ended in 4-3 in favour of Manchester United. During the half time Ferguson was shouting at referee Mike Dean as well as the forth referee. You all should know by now Ferguson gets a advantage over the rest of the managers , again and again. And it looks like the head of the F.A. is a Manchester United chairman or so. If Arsene Wenger had shouted at the referee and the forth referee, you can very well be sure Wenger would have got a three match ban , and got a red card as well. The trouble was over Johnny Evans and his own goal. Arsene Wenger was once sent of the pitch by Mike Dean, for kicking a water bottle after Arsenal lost the match. You readers can now be the best judge.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Jose Mourinho is no longer the SPECIAL ONE at Real Madrid.They have dropped a lot of points and the margin is getting larger between the old two foes Barcelona and Real Madrid. There is a division now between the players in the dressing room .The Spanish players and those from Portugal. Real Madrid are not to keen to pay Jose Mourinho the sixteen million ounds as compensation.As the football clubs in Spain are on their knees, and are selling their players to the E.P.L. Malaga are al;so punished. What will make matters worse is Real Madrid will play Manchester United in the group of 16. Iker Casillas was on the bench in the game they lost to Malaga.
The Chelsea owner the Russian billionaire Roman Abrahomovic , is still angry with some of his players, and he has a very good right to be so. The reason being he paid F.C.Porto a huge price to get their manager Andrea Vilas Boas, after he sacked Carlo Anchelotti. But there was trouble understandably as the manager was as young as the players, and there was no fatherly relation with the players, like Arsene wenger and Alex Ferguson have with their players. So the Chelsea senior players ganged up.Leading to another manager being sacked. Nickolas Anelka and Dider Drogba moved on to China. Now Frank Lampard has been told to find another club, and even John Terry has been told very clearly he will not get a new contract. Whether the sacking of nine managers was correct or not, but mind you Chelsea have won ten trophies in that time.
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
The big question in Spain was Jose Mourinho correct to drop Iker casillas in the match verses Malaga? As Real Madrid were already 13 points behind the Spanish leaders Barcelona, was it the correct time to give their second goalkeeper a chance, Real Madrid lost that match, as Malaga are in the champion league group of 16, and play F.c.Porto. Some years back when Barcelona was leading Ral Madrid by four points Raul , said loosing to Barcelona by four points is not at all acceptable either by fans or players.Losing the title by over sixteen points will make changes at the club. Iker Casillas is the only player at Real Madrid to come from their youth academy, he joined them at ten years of age. The rest are all bought at huge prices. Iker Casillas was the goalkeeper at Real Madrid before he got his driving license. Actually Mourinho should try out young players at other competition , like the KINGS CUP. Like Arsene Wenger does with his youth in the CARLING CUP. But Iker Casillas says the decision of the coach must be respected.
Sir Alex Ferguson wants the F.A to give the Swansea player a lengthy ban , after the incident in which Ashley Williams kicked and cleared the ball.As Robin Van Persie was lying on the ground the ball hit Persie in the back of the head and bounced away. Robin van Persie lost his temper with Wiliams, and had to be parted away by other players. Ferguson was furious and spoke long with the forth referee , he was really hoping mad. But Robin Van Persie was fine he completed the game which ended 1-1.He was not dizzy or had double vision.So where was the possibility of killing Robin Van Persie? Ferguson is known to do these things when the matches go against him.Anyway the F.A have said no action will be taken against Ashley Williams. It was a storm in a tea cup. And this is the same Alex Ferguson who kept quiet when his captain Roy Keane threw the ball on Alan Shearers face, from a throw in.
First it was rumored that Arsenal would sign the Spanish striker David Villa , who is 31 years old from Barcelona, as he is not getting a starting place at Barcelona, due to the many young stars coming from their academy THE LA MASIA. But Arsene Wenger is not the person to sign a 31 year old striker . Now it appears that the Chelsea coach Rafael Benitez wants to get David Villa from Barcelona on loan in January to partner Fernando Torres, and get the best of him.And now Daniel Sturridge will be leaving.
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Lionel Messi has now scored 91 goals in a calender year. While Gerd Muller of Germany and Bayern Munich scored 85 goals in a calender year. While in the ratio Lionel Messi has scored a one goal in 1.4 per game.While Gerd Muller has a better one of 1.3 goal per match.
The Wigan Atletic was sent of in the sixty fifth minute in the E.P.L match between Arsenal and Wigan Atletic. None of the players were aware why he was sent of. The player Franco, Di Santo, who has long hair, was playing while wearing earrings. The F.A rule does not allow players to wear jewelry on the pitch. The reason being a player could get very badly hurt, and wedding rings are covered by plaster.The other reason being costly jewelry could get lost or stolen. But I feel the referee should have asked him to give it to the fourth referee. He played those sixty five minutes because he had long hair.
Friday, December 21, 2012
The Spanish club Malaga are being punished by the U.E.F.A the European football governing body. The reason being the club that is owned by he Qataris has failed to pay the players wages or for the matter pay their taxes as well on time. U.E.F.A have punished them for a year from all European matches. That s both the Champion League as well as the Europa cup, formerly the U.E.F.A Cup.. Malaga have been given till 31/3/2013 to pay up their dues.Failing which they will be banned for another four years. The two big questions are as Malaga have qualified for the group of 16 this year . They play F.C.Porto, should F.C.Porto get a walkover .The second question is What about the English clubs like Chelsea and Manchester City? Chelsea want to spend 100 million pounds in the summer.
The group of sixteen are as follows. Arsenal verses Bayern Munich. 2) Real Madrid verses Manchester United. 3) F.c.Porto verses Malaga. 4) Celtic verses Juventus. 5) Barcelona verses A.C. Milan. 6)Borusia Dortmund Verses Shaktar Donstek. 7)Galatasry Verses Schalke. 8) P.S.G Verses Valencia.
yaya Toure from the Iory Coast, who plays his club football in England, with Manchester City. Has now won the african Footballer of the year for the second year in row. He scored over Dider Drogba and Demba Ba
Thursday, December 20, 2012
The end of the 2012 season could very well be the end of very three talented players , who played for Manchester United,.Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs are certain to retire as they will be 38 and 39 years old. Rio Ferdinand could also retire as he is suffering from injuries far to often. Though Paul Scholes has told friends he will finally retire this year, Rio Ferdinand has not said so. Ferguson is already looking for replacements.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Arsenal are talking to the German club Schalke , bout getting their Dutch strike rKlaas Jan Huntelar who is a free agent for a low sum of six million pounds.He has also played at Real Madrid, A.C.Milan . Now that he is 28 years old he is very keen to get a good contract. He is now asking for a weekly salary of 100,000 pounds, which is high. As Arsenal are very strict where their buying and salaries are concerned. Today the highest paid Arsenal player is the German striker Lukas Poldoski, who gets 90,000 pounds a week. But Arsenal need him badly as Theo walcott may leave in january.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
When Lionel Messi does sign a new contract, which he promised to do. He will then be costing a club to buy him a huge 312 million pounds in all.. Which is actually being insane. Just idiotic I would say, luckily he is not one to waste it on wrong things.
Lionel Messi the Argentinean footballer who just terrorized the defenders in 2012 , by scoring 90 imaginable goals in one calender year, has now promised Barcelona that he will sign a new contract at Barcelona, that will keep him at Barcelona till 2018. But there was also good news for Barcelona fans both Carles Puyol and Xavi Hernandez have agreed to stay at the club till 2016. Very good days ahead for football fans.
Monday, December 17, 2012
Sir Alex Ferguson says he will not buy any players in this january transfer window, no not even Theo walcott from Arsenal, who has turned into a real mercenary. He is demanding 100,000 pounds as a weekly salary.Even when he knows he is not worth it at all, Arsenal have offered him 75,000 pounds a week. But the real truth why Ferguson is not buying a single player in january is because there is no money in their pots, they are broke. But what could happen is , both clubs could agree of exchanging players Luis Nani could join Arsenal and Theo Walcott could join Manchester United.
Sunday, December 16, 2012
The loss by Arsenal to Bradford in the Capital one cup by he sore of 1-1 and then penalties after extra time is not shameful at all, as Arsene Wenger put it it is only a game and after 120 minutes there were twenty two tired legss as well. But let us go back to the year 1995 LEAGUE Cup played between the mighty Manchester United that had players like Garry Palister, David Beckham, Lee Sharpe,And Ryan Giggs. They lost to York Town athird division club by a score of 3-0. Paul Barnes scored a goal in each half and Paul Barras added a third.Please note there were no penalties here
According to THE MIRROR, there is trouble at Manchester City, and the club is looking for a new striker in the summer. As Mario Bolotelli is a problem and Carlos Tevez will not be given a new contract also Gareth Barry as he will be 32 years old, along with James Milner.But the main concern is Segio Aguero is not happy, as Roberto Mancini is not happy with the number of goals scored by his striker, and his future may well be in doubt. Now if Sergio Aguero does leave then the City sporting director, who worked at Barcelona, has marked David Villa as a replacement, but he is 31 years old.
The Arsenal player Jack Wilshere , who is the brightest footballer England has produced recently , will sign a long time contract, he will now stay at Arsenal for five and a half years an will get as increased weekly salary of 80,000 pounds a week, that will work out to twenty million pounds. He says he has been at the club since he was nine years old, and has no desire to join any club , for trophies or money,after all history of Arsenal can not be brought.
Friday, December 14, 2012
Manchester City made a loss for the year 2012/2012 of 97.3 million pounds, last years loss was 197 million pounds a new record. These are worrying times at City with FINANCIAL FAIR PLAY rules coming into force. But to make matters worse their salary to players also increased from 178 million pounds to 201 million pounds. And to make things worse being knocked out of the first round of this years champion league did not help the course at all.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
The Chelsea owner Roman Abromovich is willing to break the bank to break the bank to get the Colombian striker Radamel Falcao Garcia, who plys his club football in Spain with the Spanish club Atletico Madrid. He joined the Spanish club from F.C. Porto, to replace Sergio Aguero , who joined Manchester City. Chelsea are willing to buy Radamel Falcao for a sum of 48 million pounds, and to pay him a weekly salary of 200,000 pounds. There was a talk of selling Fernando Torres back to his old club Atletico Madrid, but now Fernando Torres has restarted scoring goals they could be a god partnership. Will he settle in the E.P.L?
Arsenal has had a very bad start to this years season, but so what a few years back Liverpool and Everton were 17 and 18 in the table, but in the end they did well. But this problem is made more difficult at Arsenal, by their second highest share holder, the Russian billionaire Ullisher Usminov, who owns 29 percent of the shares at Arsenal. He wants to spend a lot on players but the main shareholder Kronke, wants to develop players after getting them cheap. So will Arsene Wenger leave Arsenal.? But Arsene Wenger is a one of the few managers in football history who always honors his contract with any club he manages.He now has 18 months left on his contract. If he does leave Arsenal then Arsenal will be the looser, as Real Madrid want him to replace Jose Mourinho, at Real Madrid , as relations have turned sour between the two. And Real Madrid president Florentino Perez had asked Arsene Wenger earlier, but Wenger told him he had to honor his contract. Now Real Madrid have made a shot list with Arsene wenger, Carlo Anchelottias the main replacements at Real Madrid. And if Real Madrid want him , it shows arsene Wenger is not a bad manager after all.
All managers do make bad buys, even Alex Ferguson has made them, so nothing big about it.This is Arsene Wengers bad buys. 1) Andrei Arshavin. 2) Denilson. 3) Julio Batista. 4) Mar one Chammakh. 5) Philippe Senderos. 6) Sebastien Squalli. 7) Gervinho. 8) Ian Wright 9) Pascal Cygan
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Arsenal and the Arsenal fans need not be upset about their defeat to Bradford on penalties.After all penalties are all about having a lot of luck. Big clubs have lost out on penalties. Let us take the case of Chelsea verses Bayern Munich in last years champion league, it was decided by penalties giving Chelsea their first champion league cup.Does it mean that the Bayern Munich coach should be sacked, not at all. Many of Arsene Wengers critics are unaware that the last time Bradford lost out on penalties was way back in 22/8/2006/ The Bradford captain Jones has said Arsenal should be ashamed of the loss.What nonsense, if Bradford won the match in open play it would be something else, they should thank their goalkeeper for it.
It is quite possible that Javier Hernandez could very well leave Manchester united in the January transfer window. The main reason is to generate funds to buy players, along with Luis Nani.Now Robin Van Persie is scoring all the goals, Javier Hernandez has had only 388 minutes of playing time. But where will he go? The Italian club Fiorentina want him as a striker as Dimitrov Berbatov ditched them to join Fulham. he other clubs interested in him are Arsenal, Real Madrid, Borrusiaq Dortmund.
The p.S.G defender Mamudo sakho has now lost his place at the money rich club to the Brazilian defender Thaigo silva, who joined P.S.G from A.C. Milan, to balance their books along with Zalatan Ibrahimovic. But now a few clubs do want him, mainly Manchester City and Arsenal. But both these clubs will have to sell players first, Manchester City will have to sell Joleon Lescott, while Arsenal will have to sell Sebastian Scqualli and Johan Djourou first.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
All football club have their divers. So there was no need to crucify Santi Carzola only.But what we must see here are two things , does he dive regularly or was it to win a penalty? He is not a regular diver like Ashley Young or Cristiano Ronaldo are. By the way the Arsenal record of going undefeated in 2004 was broken after Wayne Rooney dived and there was no contact at all by Sol Campbell. But the referee must consult their linesmen before giving penalties.
No doubt football is a very funny game. For example last year Robin Van persie who was playing for Arsenal from the year 2002 to to 2011, and was sold to Manchester United for a sum of 24 million pounds,when he was playing for Arsenal he was their most hated player then. But after they got him and he has scored the most goals for Manchester United , he is their most loved player. Just imagine that.
Sunday, December 9, 2012
The English club Queen Park rangers have set a new record for the E.P.L. They have now gone sixteen games without a single win , and have now collected a total of just 7 , seven points in those sixteen matches, they even sacked their manager Mark Hughes and got Harry Redknapp as their new manager.
After the match between Manchester United and Manchester city, in which Manchester United won narrowly , by a free kick scored by Robin Van persie, the match ended in a 3-2 win for Manchester United , with two goals scored by Wayne Rooney and third by Robin Van Persie. Manchester City scored two goals one by yaya Toure and one by paulo Zabelata. The problem started with Rio Ferdinand going to the Manchester City fans o taunt them after the game. But when you do this you are asking for trouble, and Rio Ferdinand got it a coin hit him in the eye, and it was bleeding badly, had he gone to the Manchester United fans side this ugly seen would not have taken place.There was a invasion by a City idiot supporter on the pitch and Carlos Tevez defended Ferdinand and Joe Hart kept him away. Please note these things happen in the E.p.L. Craig Bellamy had a bottle, and once a lighter thrown at him. Here Rio Ferdinand should be banned and fined as well by the F.A. As the F.A fined and banned Emmanuel Adebayor for taunting the Arsenal fans after scoring the winning goal against Arsenal, he had moved from Arsenal to Manchester City for 25 million pounds.
There has always been speculations about which club Pep Guardiola would join as he comes to the end of a year long break from coaching a football club. Till now it was thought that it was either Chelsea or Manchester City that he would join.But it is not so . Guardiola is now very much aware of the Chelsea owners behavior of sacking managers far to often, and he does not want to be the next one to be sacked. Roberto Mancini at Manchester city is also under pressure from his rich owner as well, he has failed twice to do well in the Champion League. And there is a six point gap between Manchester United and Manchester City. A third club has come in the picture it is the German giants Bayern Munich , as their coach term ends at the end of the season. And there has been talks with Guardiola brother Pere in New York. Guardiola has been a player and coach at Barcelona who win trophies by developing young players ,and not by buying costly players, and he always has one year contract that he renews each year.
Lionel Messi made his way into the record books , he has finally broken the record of the most goals scored in a calender year, he has now scored 86, eighty six goals.That is one more goal then the great German goal machine Gerd Muller who scored 85 goals for Bayern Munich in the year 1972. The critics will say let Lionel Messi score in the E.P.La total of 86 goals then we can agree. It is because he plays at Barcelona and gets assists from Xavi and Andea Iniesta that he scores these goals.But please remember all strikers need assists to score goals.But Lionel Messi has netted more of them. I would like to ask why tWayne Rooney, Robin Van Persie or even Henry or Bergkamp failed to do it. The calender year was there for them to do it in the E.P.L.And Ronaldo had his year at Real Madrid to do it as well. Sorry Cristiano Ronaldo THE BALLON dOR is decided already this time. Not only is Messi the greatest footballer, he is equally humble, like things Ronaldo lacks greatly.
Friday, December 7, 2012
In the qualifying rounds for the 2011/2012 season a total of 248 goals were scored. And for the first time a reigning champion fails to make it to the group of 16 . And for the first time a club fails to reach the group of 16, even after scoring six goals. And the best goal out of the best ten goals chosen was scored by A.C. Milans French defender Philippe Mexes, it was bicycle kick.
The big question going around Arsenal and its fans is will Arsene Wenger buy Wilfred Zaha from the second division club Crystal Palace?Mind you the club want 18 million pounds for him, which for me is far to much. Yes he is indeed a target to buy to buy to replace the contract rebel Theo Walcott. But eighteen million pounds is far to much for a twenty year old boy in the second division, we must remember that the Belgian midfield Felleni is costing only twenty million pounds , and he is a big proven star at Everton. But the big question is will Crystal Palace sell him? As the club is trying very hard to reach the E.P.L next year But we must remember that Arsene Wenger keeps his transfer well under cover and may announce them even on the last day, or even last minute . Like Mikl Art etas was done.
Thursday, December 6, 2012
U.E.F.A president Michel Platini has said that that the 2020 European cup will be held across Europe, not just two countries as it is held now. And the number of countries taking part in the 2020 will have increased by then from today's sixteen countries to twenty countries. Now there is a big rush to hold the final. With Wembley , Cardif, Dublinand others all booking for a place. The 2016 will be held in France. But the big question here will be the building of stadiums and airports.And the other question will fans be willing to travel from east to west and west to east frequently.
It is very possible that both Bacry Sagna and Theo Walcott could leave Arsenal. And the reason is greed for money at another club already decided bt them, just like Robin Van Persie last season. Mind you Arsenal have very strict rules over salaries and contracts. A player who reaches thirty years will only get a years contract , even the great Dennis Bergkamp renewed his contract yearly, and these two are not at all as good as the silky Dutch man. And when Bacary Sagna gets a new contract in 2014 he will be 32 years of age then. Now it was Bacary Sagna who made a big nose over the sale of Robin Van Persie and Alexander Song, now he wants to leave. These footballers should settle their contract troubles in the Arsenal office only, not by going to the media to settle it. And Theo Walcott is not worth 100,000 pounds a week., and he can sign a contract with 75,000 pounds a week , and settle his position problem.
It is clearly proven here that money will not get you trophies . let us take the case of Chelsea and Manchester City here, owned by billionaires. Manchester entire squad came at a total price of 312.85 million pounds. And the entire Chelsea squad was valued at 287.35 million pounds.And yet both failed to reach the group of 16 clubs.Chelsea have reached The Europa League, Manchester City have failed to do it. But on the other hand the Scottish giants Celtic have reached the group of 16 clubs,in the Champion league, with a very tight, tight shoe string budget of 10.8 million pounds.. That is not even half the value of Juan Mata, Sergio Aguero, Carlos Tevez, Yaya ToureFernando Torres and many more.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
It is now very clear that the Italian giants Inter Milan are the clear looser over here. It is all over the Dutch midfielder Wesley Sneijder. In the year 2011n. Manchester United came knocking on the door , to get Wesleuy Sneijder to replace the aging Paul Scholes who was retiring that year. Manchester United were willing to pay a weekly salary of 170,000 Euros and pay far less for the buying amount ,the negotiations dragged on for three months without being solved.In that time Paul Scholes returned from retirement and is still playing for Manchester United. But on the other hand Wesley Sneijder is not getting regular starting place , and add to the problem Inter Milan are cutting salaries of players,to balance their booksto follow FINANCIAL FAIR PLAY RULES. Wesley Sneijder who got 6 million Euros is now offered 4 million Euros. And now Manchester United are not keen to buy Wesley Sneijder who is already 38 years old.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Manchester City were knocked out of the Champion league again for the second year running.They may not play in the Europa Cup.. All their big spending and buying the cream of footballers from Europe, South America and Africa as well, has not at all helped.Even paying several players over 200,000 pounds a week , City have failed once again to do well in the champion league.Doing well and winning a F.A cup and the E.P.L on goal difference is not going to be enough. Manchester City even have failed to win a single match in the qualifying round as well, the worst show ever by a English club in the champion league. The entire value of the players at Citys squad was a huge 320 million pounds. And this is the worst show by a English club ever.Chelsea have not done better either, so money does not buy you trophies. Chelsea are the reigning champions , to be knocked out in the first round. Manchester City have just collected 3 points in all their matches in the champion league round.The lowest by a English club ever.