Friday, May 31, 2013
So desperate are Tottenham Hotspurs to keep their main goal scorer t the club. They are willing to offer him a new juicy contract, with a weekly salary of 200,000 pounds. But then it will cost the club a great deal for example David Bentley who draws 50,000 pounds a week and William Gallas who gets 60,000 pounds a week will be to;d to leave.And other players like Emmanuel Adebayor,Tom Huddelstone,Heurelho Gomes, Benoit Assou Ekoto and Jake Livermore will all be sold. In doing so they will wipe out 17 million pounds spent on wages. As the new wages for Gareth Bale will be 10.4 million pounds.But then how many ill be willing to be sold?And then Tottenhem Hotspurs will have to get a new defender and a striker as well. And both should be good as well.. But I strongly believe Bale is on his way to Real Madrid.
There is no doubt at all that Arsenal are very smart in selling players , and when making their contracts .They add real good clauses to benefit Arsenal alone. As this transfer of Cesc Fabregas in 2011 to Barcelona shows. 1) This clause says that Barcelona must pay Arsenal two million pounds if they won the Spanish title. 2) They also got one million pounds for Alexander Song for also winning the Spanish title. 3) This one says if Barcelona sells Cesc Fabregas , then Barcelona must pay Arsenal, fifty percent of the sale money. In other words if Barcelona want to sell Cesc Fabregas to Manchester United, then the selling price should be 70, seventy million pounds to make any profit at all. 4) This one says if Barcelona ever do wish to sell cesc Fabregas , then Arsenal would have the first choice to buy him. But with Jack Wilshere, Mikel Arteta, Santi Cazorla and Arran Ramsey there will he find a place.? Smart contract indeed.
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Real Madrid are keen to buy a a few stars this summer as they lost to Barcelona , and lost the champion league this year as well but mind you Jose Mourinho was got to do this job only. The price for Gareth Bale is a huge unrealistic figure of 80,eighty million pounds. And Zinedine Zidane is left to get Gareth Bale. Real Madrid will be short of a striker as the Argentinean striker Higuain Gonzales will be sold. Luis Suarez buy out clause is forty million pounds, half of Gareth Bales price. Luis Suarez is fed up with the media criticism at Liverpool. And knowing Spanish is a plus point for him. Both do often dive sadly, another case of talented footballers who can win a match on their own dive. And next year Real Madrid have elections for a president, every dirty trick will be used to win the post
It may seem very puzzling why Radamel Falcao Garcia left Atletico Madrid to join Monaco . A French club just promoted to the top level in France. Radamel Falcao is expected to join Monaco for fifty one million Euros.But why did he not choose a giant club, like Barcelona, Real Madrid,Manchester United or Bayern Munich? You must also remember that the Monoco stadium called STADE LOUIS has a sitting capacity of 18,000 only and even if it is filled for each match , they can generate only one million pounds. So how will they run the club may I ask? Now let us see why Monoco was chosen by him . As 55% of Falcao is owned by Doysen Sports a company founded by Jorge Mendes , the agent of Cristiano Ronaldo and Jose Mourinho as well.And the company had paid fifty five percent of the money during his transfer from F.C.Porto to Atletico Madrid, to replace Sergio Aguero. At the end of the season Radamel Falcao scored sacks of goals to help Atletico Madrid came third , after Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid also won the Copa Del Rey or Kings Cup. The Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simone, better remembered for the incident in which David Beckham brought down Diego Simone after a bad tackle in the 1998 world cup , he was tripped down by David Beckham.This lead to both getting red cards. Diego Simone said we are thankful for Falcao and letting us do well, he has my blessings and can leave.But that was not the truth .It was paying back time to Doyen Sports and Falcao would be sold. This was the sae case of Carlos Tevez and Javier Mascherano at Manchester United.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
The Spanish giants Real Madrid are more then willing to break the bank in a very big way to keep Cristiano Ronaldo at Real Madrid again. Even though Ronaldo was very unhappy last year at Real Madrid , as both the fans failed to show the love to him , neither did he get it from Jose Mourinho. He wanted to go back to the E.P.L and play for Manchester United under Sir Alex Ferguson, who got him for 12.4 million pounds from Sporting Lisbon.But Alex Ferguson shocked the football world by retiring. Now next year there are going to be elections at Real Madrid, and the president Fiorentino Perez is standing for reelection. And the trump card he is holding is to make Cristiano Ronaldo the highest paid footballer ever, his weekly salary will be a mind blowing 300,000 pounds. Is it the correct thing? Not according to me , this is pure madness. With FINANCIAL FAIR PLAY round the corner.
David Luiz is going to have crunch talks with Jose Mourinho, who has taken over as the new coach of Chelsea for a second time. Even though the previous Chelsea coach and board saw the Brazilian as a future captain for Chelsea. But he does not fall as a defender according to Jose Mourinho, he is more a midfielder to him. David Luiz had joined Chelsea for twenty one million pounds. He has scored some lovely free kicks goals, especially ones against F.C.Basel. Now Barcelona have come forward and are willing to pay Chelsea twenty one million pounds for him.He is wanted as a replacement for their long serving captain Carles Puyol. And injury to Gerrard Pique is also in question. Yes indeed he has made a few mistakes , and also gave the ball away to easily.
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Yes today Ashley Cole at 32 years is one of the best left back in Europe. But where does he stand in the top ten left backs in history. So hee is the list. 1) Paolo Maldini . 2)Junior. 3)Paul Breitner. 4)Giancintho Facehetti. 5) Bixante Lizarazu. 6)Roberto Carlos. 7)Ray Wilson. 8)Ashley Cole. 9) Karl Heinz Schnellinger. 10) Andreas Brehme.
Monday, May 27, 2013
The Champion League cup started in Europe by U.E.F.A in the year 1950, so in the sixty three years it has started only Barcelona reached it each year. So far there have been only four managers to win the Champion League with two different clubs. 1) Jose Morinho won it in 2004 with F.C.Porto and in 2010 with Inter Mian. 2) Ernst Happel. in 1970 with Feymoord. and in 1983 with Hamburg. 3) Ottmer Hitzfield 1997 with Borrusia Dortmund. And 2001 with Bayern Munich. 4) Jupp Heynckes . In 1998 with Real Madrid. And 2013 with Bayern Munich.
The Arsenal Ladies football club have won this years Ladies F.A. cup. They beat Bristol Academy with a score of 3-0. Now come on do not tell me no body is interested in this cup.Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United also had a chance to win it. This is the 13 F.A. Cup won by the Arsenal Team, and it is also their seventh F.A. Cup in ten years , quite a achievement I must say. Stupid people will say who interested in this F.A. cup anyway. These fools do not realize that players from these teams are chosen to play in the Ladies World cup.
By the way things stand in the English football today, only one player can be sure of going to the 2014 world cup in Brazil.And he is Steven Gerrard the Liverpool captain. It must be a terrifying time for the English manager Roy Hodgson., as he will find it hard to pick a team that can really challenge for the world cup. England last won their only world cup in 1966.That is almost fifty years ago. Now in the English team players like Rio Ferdinand, Ashley Cole, Frank Lampard and John Terry will be allin their thirties, where injuries come more often. Even their goalkeeper Joe Hart has made far to many blunders when playing for Manchester City. Many players have failed to play through out the season well. And the biggest problem in England is that these players ask very high wages, for example Wayne Rooney and Theo Walcott, they have become more greedy and less loyal to the club. This has lead managers to buy young players from abroad such as Belgium, France, and Poland. As Geoff Hurst the English Striker, the only one to score a hat trick in a world cup , said England will not win a world cup for a generation, I would say two generations at least.
Sunday, May 26, 2013
The Brazilian Neymar has signed a five year contract with the Spanish giants Barcelona, they paid the Brazilian club Santos only twenty million pounds. There were only two clubs willing to buy him , and he was keen to only join these two Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid. Here we must remember if he was a English footballer the price would have been forty million pounds. People sure are funny, till last year fans were saying he has to move to a European club , from Brazil. Please note now that he has moved to Europe , people say he was a bad buy for Barcelona. But if he was so bad why was Real Madrid interested in him ? All footballers joining a European club need not shine, good examples are Luka Modric, Alexander Song. We will have to give them a chance to settle in. Beside Real Madrid both English clubs Chelsea and Manchester City were rejected by Neymar.
Saturday, May 25, 2013
The former Italian world cup striker LucasS Toni has strongly discouraged the Montenegro striker Steven Jovetic not to leave his club in Italy ,Fiorentina, a club based in Florence Italy. He said that Arsenal was a small club in Europe and he should not join it at all he should join a bigger club. But may I ask what is Small in Arsenal, it has reached the Champion League every year for the last sixteen years. How many Champion League seasons has Fiorentina reached in a row? Arsenal is the only club in the E.p.L that has never been demoted ever. Fioentina has been demoted when they had the great Argentinean footballer in their team. So popular was this player called Gabriel Batistuta at Firentina , that they even made a statue in honour of him. For those who do not know Gabriel Batistuta, He is the only footballer in WORLD CUP history to score two hat tricks in two World Cups in a row.. Anyway Arsenal and Arsene Wenger have cooled themselves for Jovetic as Fiorentina want thirty million pounds for him, far to much for a player who has scored only twelve goals this season.He can very well stay in Italy.
Over the years there have been players who have won the League cup for Manchester United repeatedly , Ryan Giggs is their most decorated player. But here are a list of players who were super flops but still won the League cup 1) Luke Chadwick. 2)Darren Ferguson. 3)Jodi Cruyff. 4) Fabian Barthez. 5) Lauren Blanc. 6)Darren Gibson. 7) Tomasz Kuszczakj.
Friday, May 24, 2013
Jose Mourinho wants to buy Luka Modric for Chelsea from Real Madrid for thirty million pounds.Real Madrid will more then be happy to sell Luka Modric to Chelsea for a sum of thirty million pounds. As he was a total and utter flop at Real Madrid after making a huge transfer from Tottenham Hotspurs. Chelsea had then offered Tottenham Hotspurs twenty two million pounds, which was flatly rejected. Tottenham Hotspurs then sold Luka Modric to Real Madrid for thirty million pounds. In Spain Luka Modric was considered the biggest flop in 2012 , a he scored three goals in thirty one games. It looks more like Jose Mourinho rendering back a favour o Luka Modric, as at the end of MKourinhos time at Real Madrid he was only talking to three players , and yes one was Luka Modric.
The Italian club Napoli have decided to sell their Uruguayan striker Edison Cavani for sixty million pounds. Edison Cavani has rejected joining P.S.G , even though there are talks that the big Swede Zalatan Ibrahimovic will leave the club in the summer. Chelsea have decided not to proceed with buying Edison Cavani , as he will cost sixty million pound to buy and his wages are very high about eight million a pounds a year, that comes to a neat 100 million pounds.Far to costly. Now it leaves only two clubs interested in buying him Real Madrid and Manchester City, and there was even talk that Manchester City would buy Cavani for less then sixty million pounds, with Edin Dezko moving to Napoli. But the big problem is that both neither Mancheste City or Real Madrid do have a manager.
1) Shinji Kagawa left Borrusia Dortmund in 2012/2013 , and joined Manchester United . Borrusia Dortmund play the final with Bayern Munich.. 2) Criss Waddle left Marselle to join Sheffield Wednesday in 1992 Marseille defeated A.C.Milan to win the title. 3) Patrik Berger left Borussia Dortmund to join Liverpool in 1996. But Borussia Dortmund won their only champion leagu defeating Juventus 3-1 in 1996/ 1997. 4)Markus Babeljoined Liverpool from Bayern Munich in 2000.Bayern won 5-4 on penalties verses Valencia. 5)Heider Postiga, joined Tottenham Hotspurs in 2003. But F.C.POrto won the champion league under Jose Mourinho verses Monoco. 6) Michael Owen left Liverpool to join Real Madrid in the year 2004, Steven Gerrard and Rafael Benitez won the champion league in 2005. 7)Zalatan Ibrahimovic moved to from Inter Milan to Barcelona, but Jose Mourinho won the Champion league with Inter Milan in 2009. He then moved to A.C.Milan that year Barcelona won the Champion League.
The Manchester City are the joke club in football.They have set Mauel Pelegrini their new coach w, who takes over next season a very stiff and very unrealistic target. They want him to win five trophies in five years or he will get the boot.These things should be said in the club not to the press before the manager takes on his new job. It is not possible with Arsenal , Chelsea and Manchester United , Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur with Everton there . By the way when Manuel Peligreni was at Real Madrid, the Spanish giants he failed to win a single trophy. The Arab oil barons think they can buy five trophies , like buying five cars . Think again and soon lok for a new manager. Just because Alex Ferguson rhas retired that does not make things easy.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Jose Mourinho just can not be a manager in a club that is small , and he is not willing to join a small club and make it big one day. Let us take the case of Arsene Wenger, he joined Arsenal and brought in discarded players like Theirry Henry, Patrick Viera, Dennis Bergkamp, Marc Overmars. In 1996 when he took over Arsenal, Alex Ferguson said ARSENE WHO, but he soon found out. The main chalenger to Manchester United, before the oil billionaires took over the clubs.. The division at Real Madrid created by Jose Mourinho at the end only three footballers were talking to him. Even the bad incident of Jose Mourinho poking the eye of Tito Vilanova , was of poor sporting spirit after loosing a game. A former president of Real Madrid Mr soans said in Spain we shake the hands when we win or even when we loose a match, We do not go poking the eyes of people.
Manchester City target Isko is also targeted by the Spanish giants Real Madrid, and Real Madrid are willing to pay Malaga thirty million pounds for him, which is a huge amount for a player. The father of the footballer has made it very clear that hi son has no desire what so ever to move to a club abroad . So it looks very much likely that he will eventually be sold to Real Madrid, as no player in his right mind will efuse a chance to play for them. As some trophy will be coming sooner or later.And to add to the problems Spain and Malaga are in a big mess financially , so some players will be sold to make money. And Manchester City do not have a manager as yet.
Here we see the top five success for the 2012/2013 season, here I am talking taking the money paid for the player and the goals he scored for the club. The five success. 1) Michu two million pounds. Ferguson even asked MICHU WHO? He very soon found out who-he was. 2) Cristian Benteke joined Aston Villa from the Belgian club Genk. He single handedly t Aston Villa from relegation. 3)Winston Reid At West Ham United was solid rock in the defense 4)Ricky Lambert of Southampton , he was the top English goal scorer in this season. 5) Romelu Lukaku was on loan and did very well. The five failures. 1) Adam Johnson cost his club 10 million pounds, but had nothing to show for it. 2)Lukas Podolski this German joined Arsenal for 11. million pounds. In Germany he was a goal scoring machine , but at Arsenal he he was the most substituted player this year 23 times. 3) Jose Bosingwa the footballer from Portugal was a shadow of the player he was at Chelsea. 4)Fabio Borini the Italian failed to gel with Luis Suarez, and failed to shine like the famous Liverpool strikers 5)Javi Garcia cost sixteen million pounds and scored just two goals.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
The German club Borussia Dortmund have told their players that if they win the Champion league final verses Bayern Munich . Then each player would get a price money of 126,000 pounds each. But at the same time the English football club Norwich City paid each player 250,000 pounds for surviving this season, mind you Norwich City came eleventh in the E.P.L this year. So the German club is clearly stingy here and paying peanuts.
The French champions for this year P.S.G want to buy the unsettled English footballer from Manchester United, Wayne Rooney for forty million pounds, and are also willing to pay him fifteen million pounds in hand after tax. The deal is for four years, so it will be forty million pounds for the transfer and fifteen million pounds for four years will be sixty million pounds on Wayne Rooneys weekly salary. So it adds up to 100 million pounds. The reason the French club are keen to buy him is that their big Swedish striker Zalatan Ibrahimovic wants to go back to Italy, to play his football there. But the newly promoted club Monoco, who are cashed by the Quatary family are also keen for Rooney , so we shall see when the transfer window opens what will happen But Wayne Rooney has said he has not given the club an official tranfer request.
The Welsh winger Gareth Bale who plays his club football in England with Tottenham Hotspurs, for the past two years he is doing very well, and also scoring crucial goals for them. This year was nothing new he was their top scorer as well. But he has now gone and signed a new contract with the club that will be for one more year, and he will get a weekly salary of 150,000 pounds. But the big question is should he have signed this one year contract when he new Real Madrid were willing to pay sixty million pounds for him. I personally feel he should not have signed this new contract, he should have moved to a champion league club, Like Robin Van Persie moved from Arsenal to Manchester United, Wayne Rooney moved from Everton to Manchester United, Cesc Fabregas moved from Arsenal to Barcelona, Mario Bolotelli moved from Manchester City to A.C.Milan.
The former Manchester City striker the Italian Mario Bolotelli , had recommended the name of Micah Richards to his club board at A.C.Milan. A.C.Milan were willing to pay Manchester City 18 , eighteen million pounds, for Micah Richards a injury prone player who missed out a great deal of last years season. But Manchester City have now come forward to offer Micah Richards a brand new improved contract of 78,000 pounds as a weekly salary. Either he is a plain mercenaries like the rest at Manchester City. He should know that the best footballers play in Spain and Italy , where the tax is far less to England. There is no guarantee that Manchester City will play in the Champion league next year, A.C.Milan reach it each year.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The season has come to a sad end, but let us look at the numbers now. 1) Leighton Baines of Everton played every minute of each and every game, the only player to play in all thirty eight games. 2) In this season both these clubs Tottenham Hotspurs and Swansea were nt awarded a single penalty. 3)Robin Van Persie won the golden boot, he is the only third player to win it with Arsenal as well.Alan Shearer a Floyd Jimmy Hasselbainks have also achieved it. 4)Juan Mata 12 goals 12 assists, Theo Walcott 14 goals 10 assists, Santi Cozorla 12 goals 10 assists and Wayne Rooney12 goals 10 assists. 5)Theo Walcott scored two of the five goals to be scored in the first minute. 6)Manchester United had 20 different goal scorers. 7)Lukas Podolski was substituted 23 times, only Steed Marlblonque was substituted 26 times for Sunderland. 8) Liverpool scored plus 28 goals , but still ended sixth on the table. 9) There were 36 goals scored on the last day, but on 8/5/1993 there were 47 goals scored. 10) The Emirates Stadium saw the most goals scored this year. 11) Tottenham Hotspurs scored 72 goals but failed to reach the champion league table of 4 clubs. 12) Paul Scholes came as a substitute in his last match and collected his ninety seventh yellow card. 13) Arsenal made the most passes as usual, they made a thousand more passes then any other club. Their busiest passer was Mikel Arteta who made 2,517 passes.Swansea made 1,023 passes and Fulham made 1000 passes. 14) Stoke City was the dirtiest club with the most fouls committed,. 15) Alex Fergusons last match was against WestBrom Albion, it ended 5-5.
The Welsh winger Gareth Bale , who plays his club football with Tottenham Hotspurs has now gone and signed a new better contract he will now get 150,000 pounds a week as weekly salary. This is even when Real Madrid were willing to buy him for sixty million pounds. Gareth Bale will now be tied to the club for one more year , he will then be sold to any club who will offer Tottenham Hotspurs fifty million pounds. Mind you Tottenham Hotspurs lost out a champion league spot to their arch rival Arsenal again.They scored 72 points and still failed to qualify for the champion league.A rare case indeed , as clubs with 72 points qualify for the champion league with ease.
Monday, May 20, 2013
It is true that Tottenham Hotspurs and Liverpool are indeed a one man team. Stastics say so according to THE SUN. So let us see for ourselves. 1) Shots on target. 1) Gareth Bale 73. 2)Luis Suarez 72, 3) Robin Van Persie 65. 2) Shots of target. 1)Luis Suarez 71, 2) Gareth Bale 60. 3) Michu 54. 3) CROSSES. Nathan Baines 241.2) Matthew Jarvis 213 . 3)Gareth Bale.178. 4) DRIBBLES. 1) Luis Suarez 291. 2)Adel Tarrabat.159. 3) Gareth Bale 154. 5) HIT THE WOODWORK. 1) Robin Van Persie, 7. 2) Luis Suarez 6. 3) Gareth Bale 6.
Every year at the end of the season each club is given a certain amount of money , this is different to the Television money which is paid out. Here the higher a club finishes on the last day more they can collect as the table will show. Here are the top five clubs. 1) Manchester United. It is in POUNDS. 15,101,240. 2)Manchester City. 14,246,178. 3) Chelsea. 13,591,116. 4)Arsenal. 12,836,054. 5)Tottenham Hotspurs. 12,080,999.
Arsenal were told very clearly by their sponsorers , THE EMIRATES that Arsenal would clearly loose twenty million pounds if they failed to qualify for the champion league in 2013/2014. But Arsenal did it in style scoring a goal in the fifty third minute, and also finished with a total of seventy three points from thirty eight games.This means Arsenal scored three precious points more then last year. This will attract new players to the club as they are in the champion league next year, and Arsenal will increase the players salary as well.
This year Arsenal reached the champion league again, so now they will play for the sixteenth year in a row.Some people say they are as happy as if they have won a silverware. But we must remember that the top three spots are occupied by the money owned club like Manchester United, Chelsea and Manchester City, so there is only one place for a club like Arsenal. Tottenham Hotspurs or Liverpool. In the month of March Tottenham Hotspurs had a seven point lead over Arsenal, but it soon faded away and Arsenal won it on the last day with a win over New Castle United, with a single precious point. But last year Tottenham Hotspurs had thirteen point lead and that to evaporated into thin air letting Arsenal be team number four. The main goal scorer for Tottenham Hotspurs was Gareth Bale with 21 , twenty one goals, the rest of the strikers hardly scored any goals, while the Arsenal goals were scored by many players including defenders. And there is every chance that Gareth Bale will be sold to Real Madrid, remember Luka Modric case, or Dimitrov Berbatov transfer. These players will sit and sulk on the bench till the move is made, Gareth Bale would love to play for a club like Real Madrid which plays in the champion league.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
On 20/5/2013 at the end of the season we said our goodbyes to some very great and famous footballers who had long football careers with one club or with several clubs. 1) David Beckham retired at 38 years after playing in England, Spain, Italy and France.Who can ever forget his free kick goal verses Greece that helped England qualify for the world cup. 2) Paul Scholes, who played all his life for Manchester United , and even came out of retirement twice. In Alex Fergusons words . He has failed to find a controlling midfielder like Paul Scholes. 3) Jamie Caraghar , who played only for Liverpool in the defense, finally called it a day. 4) Stephen Harper the Newcastle Uniteds goalkeeper had to hang up his gloves at the age of thirty eight years.He lost many years sadly as the first choice goalkeeper , for years was Shay Given.And with Tim Krul in he decided to retire wisely. 5) Michel Owen , once the darling of Liverpool , till hamstring injuries came regularly for him.But who can forget the solo goal scored by Michael Owen in the 1998 world cup. 6) Lastly Sir Alex Ferguson who was manager for his 1,5000 game , sadly it was a 5-5 draw.. I personally I am grateful for the many happy football hours of joy given to us all. 7) This player and former captain of Aston Villa Stillyan Petrov was forced to retire very sadly from this beautiful game of football as he was fighting another battle Accute Leukemia, belived to have got from Chernobyl leak, as he is from Bulgaria.
It is reported that Chelsea are to sell their Spanish striker Fernando Torres , called THE EL NINO THE KID.They will sell him for thirty million pounds , and they got him from Liverpool for fifty million pounds,till last year he was completely out of form , and short of goals. But it all changed when Rafael Benitez took over Chelsea So it has cost Chelsea two million a goal.He is paid a weekly salary of 170,000 pounds. And when you add it up to the fifty million pounds.Each goal Fernando Torres scored cost Chelsea two million. He will be sold at a loss and the new manager Jose Mourinho will either bring Edison Cavani or Wayne Rooney to Chelsea.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
The Real Madrid defender Fabio Conterao , from Portugal was sitting as a substitute on the Real Madrid bench before the Copa Del Ray , or Kings cup between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid. All the team mates laughed sadly at Fabio Conterao , telling him that he was sitting in the wrong place, it started with his team mates and then even players liker Iker Casilla , who has not played for over two months joined in. But it ended with Jose Mourinho and his assistant enjoying the joke and pointing fingers and having a laugh. It was not at all funny , in the first place, the manager should inform each player the previous day of who is playing and not playing in the match.But here all the big egos clashed on the pitch. Not only did mighty Real Madrid get humbled to Atletico Madrid in a 2-1 score. Both Cristiano Ronaldo and Jose mourinho got red cards. Jose Mourinho admitted that this was his worst year as a manager, he failed to win a trophy. And he is known to join clubs who splash out big money.So welcome to Chelsea and spend 100 million pounds , 80 million on Cristiano Ronaldo
Real Madrid lost the KINGS CUP or Copa Del Ray . in the final which was played at Real Madrid's own backyard the famous Santiago Bernabau , there was a attendance of over 80,000 fans. Their opponents were Atletico Madrid , who had never won this match at Real Madrid in fourteen long years. Even as there was dressing room problems for Jose Mourinho, as he refused to let Iker Casillas stand between the goalposts , and he refused to let Pepe play as a defender, he jose a another player. The first goal was cored by Cristiano Ronaldo with a powerful header. But things really got dirty with frequent tackles leading to the sending of Cristiano Ronaldo. Jose Mourinho who was not noticed all the 75 , seventy five minutes of the game , came forward to be sent of for decent And both goals let in by the goalkeeper chosen instead of Iker casillas , was Diego Lopez who made two blunders allowing Atletico Madrid win the Kings Cup 2-1 . To make matters worse Jose Mourinho walked out into the sunset after his time at Real Madrid. This year he failed to win a single trophy at Real Madrid.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Some players moved to the E.P.L this year, but settled fast as if they were playing for years. 1) Goalkeeper Hugo Loris . Tottenham Hotspurs. 2) Right Back Bacry Sagna. Arsenal. 3) Center Back Per Mertesacker. Arsenal. 4) Center Back. Jan Veronghen. 5) Left Back Nacho Monreal. MIDFIELDERS. Mousa Dembele . Jack Wilshere. Gareth Bale Santi Cozorlla . STRIKERS . OLIVER GIROUD. THEO WALCOTT.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Now it is out of the horses mouth, Alex Ferguson had finally admitted after 27, twenty seven years that he had put a great deal of pressure on the referees in the E.P.L . No wonder they won so many trophies , all we need to look back at the dives of Ronaldo and Ashley Young to get free kicks HHeand penalties. Howard Webb was refereed to as the twelfth man as he has given over 18 eighteen penalties in Manchester Uniteds favor Alex Ferguson was fined and banned for saying referee Mark Atkinson was not up to the standard to referee. Please note the Manchester United fans will never agree to this. But Ferguson admitted to this in THE SUN.So better believe it.
The coach of Real Madrid Jose Mourinho was got mainly to see that Real Madrid do finally win their tenth Champion League trophy. But he failed to do it, and this years Spanish title was won by Barcelona again. Relations were very bad at Real Madrid all the Spanish players like Sergio Ramos , Xavi Alonso, Iker Casillas were on one side in the dressing room , and it showed on the pitch as well. Only those from Portugal like Pepe, Sergio Contera and Cristiano Ronaldo , both Ronaldo and Jose Mourinho have the same agent Jorge Mendez. To make matters worse Mourinho chopped their long serving goalkeeper Iker Casillas, not for fall in form but to get another goalkeeper, but he failed and Jose Mourinho had to buy the Vilarral goalkeeper Diego Lopez, points were lost. Iker Casilas came from the youth academy of Real Madrid and was their Goalkeeper before he got his driving licence. In the end Mourinho was on talking terms with only Ronaldo, Conterao and Modric. And Mourinho is a manager who joins a club that has big money to throw around. So he is joining Chelsea with the Russian owner giving a 100 million pounds to buy players. The big question here is what will U.E.F.A do about heir FINANCIAL FAIR PLAY RULES? Even Xavi Hernandez the great Barcelona player said Iker Casillas was treated badly, like old wood.
Next season we will see something not seen for a very long time in the E.P.l. The managers of all the top three clubs will be new managers. As Sir Alex Ferguson of Manchester United, has finally decided to retire after 27, twenty seven long and glorious years. The second club Manchester City have just sacked their Italian manager Roberto Mancini. The third club in the E.P.L will also have a new manager in Jose Mourinho, who takes over from the interim coach Rafael Benitez. But there is always a possibility that both Arsenal and Chelsea , could very end the season with the same number of goals scored and points as well.Which means a play off will follow between Arsenal and Chelsea.
It is a well known fact that any club anywhere in the world must score a lot of goals to survive the season, and more they score better the chances they have to win a title. But these two clubs scored very few goals and still won the title. The Swedish club AIK won it in 1998, they just scored 25, twenty five goals in 26, twenty six games. In the year 2010 the club from Ghana, called Aduana Stars won the title by scoring just 19, nineteen goals from a total of 30, thirty games.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The Italian manager Roberto Mancini got the sack , and it was agreed that the club would pay him seven million pounds as compensation. But let us ask ourselves why he did get the boot. The reason being after spending billions of pounds on players , he only had a F.A. cup and a E.P.L cu]p to show for it, and that to the E.P.L was won on goal difference from Manchester United. It was very clear he never got on with his players , as he had his pets Mario Bolotelli for example, no other club would tolerate him. This year the players have let him down badly. 1) David Silva last year almost won the P.F.A. this year he was a shadow. 2)Mario Bolotelli failed to live up to expectations of the EURO 2012. And wanted to move to Italy. 3)Maicon failed as a defender in every sence. 4)Vincent Kompany was ordinary this year, and was out due to injuries as well. 5) Joe Hart also failed as keeper this year, was average only. 6) Eden Dzeko failed when ever given a start , but scored as a substitute. 7) Samir Nasri has failed this year, he scored only a few goals other times just warmed the bench. 8) Garcia was brought for 16 million pounds, after Daniel Rossi deal fell through. He was got to replace Yaya Toure who was away on African Cup Of Nations duty. He was a super flop.Money just wasted. And hear we must not forget Carlos Tevez, who went to Argentina to play golf, and collected a huge weekly salary. Roberto Mancini said Carlos Tevez would never ever play for Manchester City again. But the owners wanted him to play.This would never happen at Arsenal, with Arsene Wenger who would see he was sold no matter how good he was In other words Mancini could not control the dressing room.
Wigan Atletic became the first club ever in English football to be winners of the famous ,and oldest cup in England. The famous F.A cup and also to be relegated in the very same year. In the 37 match of the year verses Arsenal a game Wigan had to win to survive , but Arsenal won the match 4-1. And it clearly became a joy of F.A. champions to a relegated heartbreak club.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Now that Wayne Rooney has asked for a transfer , he would be wise to think long and hard , and not make the same mistake like these ten footballers who left Manchester United , to regret it later. 1) Andy Cole. 2) Gabriel Heinze. 3) Henrik Larsson. 4)David Beckham. 5) Roy Keane. 6)Jap Staam. 7) Dimitrov Berbatov. 8) Nicky Butt. 9)Dwight Yorke. 10) Kieran Richardson.
Arsenal have been referred to as THE FEEDER CLUB. But here we must remember when players refuse to sign a new contract, Arsenal have no alternative but to sell these players and cash up on them. Another problem facing Arsenal and the players is , that Arsenal have very strict rules, like they will give a player who is thirty years old only a one year contract , players want two years , and so are sold.But even the great Dennis Bergkamp got a yearly contract till he was 39 years old. Another problem is as the Arsenal club had to pay back the money , taken to make the EMIRATES STADIUM. Players here had to be sold. Even with their young crop of players they reach the Champion league each year for the past sixteen years . Liverpool have spent on players each year and have failed to reach the top four in the E.P.L. Yes I do agree the top three slots are guaranteed to the the three moneyed club , so now only one place really remains to be taken.
Arsenal have made a total of three million pounds as bonus on the selling of Cesc Fabregas and Alexander Song. Arsenal had put a clause in these footballers agreement , when they sold them to Barcelona, and if they Barcelona did win the Spanish title ,Barcelona would pay two million pounds for Fabregas and less for Alexander Song. Arsenal got 500,000 pounds from Hull City as they have been promoted for the next season, Arsenal had sold Jay Simpson to Hull , with a clause if they get promoted they should pay Arsenal 500,000 pounds. Mind you more bonuses are on the way. Many players are sold but how many clubs make such free money?
Monday, May 13, 2013
We often here of twins and siblings winning the title and Champion league. The most famous are the Dutch twins Frank and Ronald De Boer who won the Champion League with Ajax, as well as the dutch title with Ajax. We also have brothers winning he Champion league in Italy , they were Simone Inzaghi and Felipe Inzaghi. But w also have the Charlton brothers in Englan Jack and Bobby Charlton.They won the world cup. But this is a case of twins Rafael Dsilva and Fabio D Silva. While Rafael Dsilva won the E.p.L medal at Manchester United. Fabio D Silva was relegated with Queen Park Rangers.
The F.A. Cup final between the rich money club Manchester City verses Wigan Atletic , a club battling relegation this year.Was very eagerly awaited . As it was expected to be a walk in the park for Manchester City. But it did not go to plan and at half time it stood goalless . And after the start of the second half, and still the mighty Manchester City could not break through , even they had the cream of the world players in their team. At half time the score stood at 0-0. After the break and as time passed by the Manchester City players got more frustrated and made more fouls, eventually City lost their Argentinean defender Paulo Zabeletta for getting two yellow cards. The winner was scored by a header by Ben Watson.The match ended in 1-0 score in favor of Wigan. We have to see the records books to see when such a big defeat came. In a F.A match final between the E.P.L winners Chelsea and Portsmouth, Portsmouth was a club in the very bottom of the table and had lost nine points for going into the hands of a administrator ,. In the F.A final Portsmouth knocked out Chelsea with a score of 1-0, the goal was scored by Kanu. If we go even further back to the year 1988 F.A. cup final the Mighty Liverpool a club as good and powerful as Manchester United were defeated by Wimbledon
Sunday, May 12, 2013
David Beckham becomes the first English footballer to win four titles in four different countries. They are England, Spain , U.S.A and now in France with P.S.G.. But now the big question is even if P.S.G have won this years title , they could very well loose it. As in a incident their sporting director Leonardo could faces charges for pushing a referee.And the F.I.F.A rules say no player should touch a referee. And if that happens P.S.G. could have points deducted. David Beckham won the titles with Manchester United, Real Madrid, Los Angles Galaxy and now with P.S.G.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
1) Frank Lampard. With 203 goals. 2)Bobby Tambling. With 202 Goals 3)Kerry Dixon. With 193 Goals. 4) Didier Drogba. With 157 goals. 5)Roy Bentley. With 150 goals.
The top five top midfielders to score in the E.p.l are as follows. 1) Frank Lampard. with 165 goals. 2)Ryan Giggs. With 109 goals. 3)Paul Scholes .With 107 goals. 4) Le Tissier With 100 goals. 5) Steven Gerrard. With 98 Goals.
This is the list of the five managers in the E.P.L to serve the longest , but Sir Alex Ferguson does not fit even in the top ten managers. 1) Fred Everises was the longest manager with 46, forty six years at West Brom Albion . He was appointed in 1902. 2) George Ramsey 42, forty two seasons with Aston Villa. Appointed August 1884 3)Jack Addenbrooke. 37, thirty seven seasons at Wolverhampton Wanderers.Appointed August 1885. 4) Frank Watts 35, thirty five seasons at Newcastle United. Appointed 1895. 5) Jack Nicholson 33, thirty three seasons at Sheffield United. Appointed April 1899.
Friday, May 10, 2013
It is reported in the press in Spain that Roberto Mancini could be sacked at the end of the season , and the job could very well go to the Chilean manager Manuel Peligrini who was manager of Real Madrid, Vilarreal , and Malaga. In fact the sporting director of Manchester City had a business lunch with Manuel Pelgrini in Madrid. Or is this a a plot by the press to distract the players of Manchester City who are playing Wigan Atletic in the F.A. Cup final. But the rich owners of Manchester City may be upset with the amount of money spent on players and failing to qualify for the Champion league group of sixteen clubs.
There is no doubt that David Moyes when he takes over at Manchester United , as the new coach he must be given a good amount of time to settle and adjust to new players and board. He is a good manager , who did a very good job at Everton during the eleven years he was there on a very tight budget. But if they are going to sack him after just say five games, or if he fails to win a trophy in the first year. Then it could be very bad for Manchester United, as they are so used to winning trophies at regular intervals. The worst thing Manchester United could do is sack him, after all he was chosen by Sir Alex Ferguson , who saw something in David Moyes.If he is sacked there is every chance Manchester United will then go backwards.
On hearing of Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement at the end of the season the shares of Manchester United took a huge tumble in the U.S.A it lost 800 million dollars, but it did recover by evening. But the big question now is if David Moyes does loose a few games in a row , not only will he be sacked , as now all the clubs are watching like Hawks. Manchester City , Chelsea with their big buys and Arsenal will be looking closely. If they start badly next year and confidence of players and fans will fall.The shares may then take a even bigger tumble .
The record for the longest period a manager has been at a club hs been 44, forty four long years. But today it is not possible as managers are sacked so very easily, and the pressure on them is much more. 1) Guy Raux holds the record with 44, forty four years at A.J Auxuerre 19661-2005.. 2) Valierily Lobanovskly at F.C Dynamo Kiev From 1974 to 1990. From 1997 to 2002. 3) Foppe de Haan. Of Sc Heerenveen. From 1985 to 2004.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Alex Ferguson was appointed as manager of Manchester United on 6/11/1986, after the world cup.In those glorious years he set a record that may not be matched, leave alone overtaken. In those twenty seven years , he managed the club for a total of 1,604 matches in all.He won 965 of them. 360 matches were drawn. And he also lost 279 matches. In the E.P.L Alex Ferguson has won a total of 527 matches. That is 161 matches won more then Arsene Wenger his closest challenger as a manager Arsene Wenger has so far won 366 matches. During his twenty seven years at Manchester United Alex Ferguson bought a total of 104 players for the club. The first player he bought in 1986 was Liam O Brien for 60,000 pounds from Shamrock Rovers, the last player he bought for Manchester United, was Wilfred Zaha , from Crystal Palace for 15 million pounds.
Sir Alex Ferguson has won a total of 49, forty nine trophies as a manager. He has won 38, thirty eight trophies with Manchester United, and eleven with St Mirren and Abardeen. He has won 13 E.P.L trophies. He has won 5 F.A.Cups. He has won 4 League Cups.. He has won 2 Champion League Cups. He has won 2 Cup Winners Cups. He has won 1 F.I.F.A Club World Cup. He has won 2 U.E.F.A Super Cups. He has won 1 Inter Continental Cup. He has won 10 F.A. Charity/Community Shields. He has also won 11 trophies at Abardeen and St Mirren.
Sir Alex Ferguson has decided to finally retire after twenty seven glorious and very , very successful years at Manchester United. It was with the help of buying such players such as Eric Cantona, Roy Keane and Peter SchMichel . That really did finally awake the sleeping giant called Manchester United, trophies did start rolling in . He had only one main desire and that was in his very own words to knock the F-------G Liverpool of the perch. Liverpool had won 18 , eighteen E.P.L titles. This year Manchester United won their twentieth E.P.L title . And very well knocked out Liverpool from the top four spots.They now play in the Europa League now. The reason for Ferguson to call it a day was his age 71 years and also his failing health, he needs a operation after the season.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Sir Alex Ferguson has named the best team ever to play for him in twenty seven years. 1) GOALKEEPER . Peter SchMichel . 2) Defenders. Dennis Irwin, Rio Ferdinand , Jap Staam and Gary Neville. 3) Midfielders Ryan Giggs, Eric cantona , Paul Scholes, Roy Keane. 4) STRIKERS. Cristiano Ronaldo and Ruud Van Nistelrooy.
Alex Ferguson over the twenty odd years he was manager of Manchester United he made some great signings and some were clearly rubbish, paying high prices as well for them . This is the list of the best even when you consider the money paid for them. 1) Peter SchMichel. He joined Manchester United for 500,000 pounds and was called THE GREAT DANE. 2) Eric Cantona joined Manchester United from Leeds United for 1one Million poonds, he awoke the sleeping giant and trophies started coming in. 3) Roy Keane he joined Manchester United from Nottingham Forest for a then record of 3.75 million pounds. 4) Cristiano Ronaldo joined from Sporting Lisbon for 12 million pounds.And was sold for a still record of 80 million pounds. 5) Edwin Van der Sar . He joined Manchester United from Fulham for a undisclosed sum in 2005.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
All the managers in the E.P.L have played their football in either England, Scotland, France, Italy or Spain Only the Tottenham Hotspurs coach Andrea Villas Boas has had no football playing experience what so ever. He learned his trade under the great Sir Bobby Robson , who was the manager at F.C. Porto in Portugal. Nigel Adkins manager of Reading was the only goalkeeper to be a manager, even though his playing career was cut short due to knee injury.
This season there were many footballers who stood out for their clubs. Robin Van Persie can not be in the list as he had scored 37, thirty seven goals for Arsenal last year. For me personally it has to be the two Spaniards who really did well for their clubs and settled in the E.P.L very well indeed. The two Spaniards are the Swansea striker Michu and the Arsenal midfield wizard Santi Corzolla, he is left foot as well as right foot player a free kick specialist and dribbles well, he also scored a hat trick in the E.P.L. But I would say it was Michu the buy and find of the season as he joined Swansea for just two million pounds and has already scored thirteen goals. Ferguson the old fox taunted Michu , by saying MICHU WHO? He saw later Who Michu was. Just as Ferguson taunted Arsene Wenger . When Wenger joined Arsenal in 1996 he said ARSENE WENGER WHO?. Arsene Wenger gave Ferguson a battle for trophies without big spending or big players. Michu was the find for me as he cost Swansea only two million Santi Corzolla did cost Arsenal sixteen million pounds.
1) Christopher Samba joined Queen Park Rangers from Anzhi Machakalla for 12.5 Million Pounds. 2)Javi Garcia joined Manchester City from Benfica. For 16 Million Pounds. 3)Joe Allen joined Liverpool from Swansea. For 15 Million pounds. 4)Marko Marin, joined Chelsea from Werder Brehmen for 6 Million pounds. 5)Emmanuel Adebayor joined Tottenham Hotspurs from Manchester City. For 5 Million Pounds. 6)Danny Graham.Joined Sunderland from Swansea. For 5 Million pounds. 7)Esterben Grenero Joined Queen Park Rangers from Real Madrid for 9 million pounds. 8)Aou Diara joined from Marseille to West Ham United for 2 Million pounds. 9)Scott Sinclair joined Manchester City from Swansea for 6 Million Pounds. 10) Maicon Joined Manchester City from Inter Milan for3 Million pounds. Please kinly note these ten footballers transfer came to 70 million pounds.And Cristopher Samba was getting a weekly salary of 1000.000 pounds.
Monday, May 6, 2013
Alex Ferguson always regretted not buying Frank Lampard from West Ham United , at that time . Instead Chelsea snapped him up from West Ham United and he is playing for them for many years he is now thirty four years old. Another player Alex Ferguson failed to buy at the correct time was Edwin Van der Sar the Dutch goalkeeper , who was brought by Juventus instead. Edwin Van der Sar became the first and only non Italian goalkeeper to ever play for Juventus.But he lost his place to the Italian goalkeeper Gianlughi Buffon, who joined Juventus from Pharma for a record 23.2 million pounds, making him the costliest goalkeeper ever. Here again Alex Ferguson was caught napping and Fulham brought Edwin Van der Sar for a few years.. But he did get him in the end.
The Italian club Napoli based in Naples , has now decided to sell their famous Uruguayan striker Edison Cavani to Manchester City. Napoli was demanding that Manchester City pay a total of sixty million pounds for him. But after a great deal of bargaining it has been finally settled . Manchester City will now only pay 36 million pounds for him, but at the same time the Serb striker Edin Dezko will join Napoli on a free transfer.As Edin Dezko is equally good and is a good goal scorer.and he was unhappy at Manchester City.
Friday, May 3, 2013
The Spaniard Cesc Fabregas could very well rejoin Arsenal, where he was so well loved and did shine on the pitch.Even though he was sold for a huge amount to his childhood club Barcelona. Fabregas has failed to complete a full ninety minutes on the pitch for Barcelona And in the second leg semi final between Barcelona and Bayern Munich he looked completely lost and out of place. After Bayern Munich thrashed Barcelona 7-0 on aggregate. It was sure a few heads would role and both Alexander Song and Cesc Fabregas would be sold to generate funds to buy new players, and get back to the glory days of Barcelona. Both would be welcome back at Arsenal any day, but Arsenal have very strict rules . They never take back a player whom they have sold, the only exception is Sol Campbell . THE METRO reported that Cesc Fabregas was looking for a house in London,since he is a Spaniard and plays for Barcelona why does he need a house in London, unless he is rejoining Arsenal again.
Back in the 2004 champion league , Leeds United a club in England was playing in the Champion League, they even reached the quarter finals but lost against Valencia. David O Leary was the manager and Leeds had a very good team indeed with footballers such as Paul Robinson, Nigel Martins, Jonathan Woodgate, Alan Smith, Mark Viduka, Lee Boyer , Harry Kewell . But then the dark days of Leeds United started they started facing financial problems and had to sell all these players , and many of them played for England. But where is Leeds United today. They are in the second division since then and will take them many more years to reach the E.P.L.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Julio Caesar the 33 year old Brazilian goalkeeper who played for Brazil, Inter Milan and now finds himself with relegated club Queen Park Rangers.And he will move for sure either to Arsenal or A.C.Milan in Italy. As both are footballing giants and have played champion league matches regularly , it would be a good move for him. But Julio Caesar admitted that he had rejected Arsenal last year for Queen Park Rangers, and now sees his big blunder.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Gareth Bale the Welsh footballer who plays his club football in England with Tottenham Hotspurs has been the winner of both the P.F.A as well as Player of the year in the same year. In the glorious history of football only two other footballers have managed to win both these two trophies in one year. The other two great footballers to do it are Andy Gray and Cristiano Ronaldo. Gareth Bale has now made it a hat trick of awards he even won The Footballer of the year as well.