Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Cristiano Ronaldo has scored his goal number 400, it came in the match between Real madrid versus Celta Vigo. These goals are scored when he played with Sporting Lisbon, Manchester United and finally Real Madrid. The goal number four hundred came up in the game number 652. After scoring two goals in the match he dedicated the goals to the great footballer from Portugal Eusebio , who died recently at the age of seventy one years.
The Arsenal team have appointed their German defender Per Mertesacker as their debt collector, the person to collect the fines from the players. It is mainly for coming late for their regular practice matches, He was selected as the debt collector after Thomas Vermaelen recommended his name, it is very well known that Germans are very strict and do the work very seriously, we can see that the German footballers are very dedicated to the game, so they produce good young players as well. In England many footballers report late for practice , but Per Mertesacker says he is surprised as he has had to fine many Arsenal players. I wonder how many new that a debt collector is at all clubs.
The world cup jinx on Theo Walcott sadly continues , it is the third time that he will miss the world cup. In the year 2006 he was chosen by Sven Goran Eriksson , to play the world cup in Germany, but he missed. In the year 2010 he was not chosen at all to play for England by Fabio Capello. Now in the 2014 world cup in Brazil he will miss it due to a major knee injury. But the good news for us football fans is that he is only 27 years old and could make it to the world cup in Russia.
Monday, January 6, 2014
This is a list of some highly talented footballers, who should move on in their football taking into consideration the world cup is there in 2014 in Brazil. 1) Jermaine Defoe. 2) Thomas Vermaelen . 3) Joleon Lescott. 4) Julio Cesar. 5) Juan Mata.
The big question on every everybody's mind is whether time is indeed running out for David Moyes? There is even talk that he is only fit for a middle of the table club, and not at all Manchester United, as it is the biggest club in the world to the loyal travelling fans But he must spend big in january and in the summer. And he must not make the mistake of trying to buy Cesc Fabregas and waste time.. Another problem is that the footballers at Manchester United have aged, Ryan giggs 40, Rio Ferdinand 35 , Nemanja Vidic is also old, and last year Paul Scholes retired, and they have not replaced him till now. But the fans must be patient a manager must be given at least two years to prove himself to the club. And the fans must remember that the good footballers will always be sold in the summer transfer window and not the january transfer window.The reason is clubs want to avoid relegation.
Sunday, January 5, 2014
Luis Suarez has a new release clause in his new contract . The new release clause is seventy million pounds , Liverpool were very keen to have a release clause of 100 million pounds, but his agent said it was to high it was more than the price Gareth Bale was sold out to Real Madrid for a sum of 86 million pounds. So both sides decided to compromise , and the 70 million pounds was decided upon. Now this would very well tempt Real Madrid as they want a striker of his class to match upto Neymar and Lionel Messi. But the big problem here is that Real Madrid have huge debt of 500 million pounds.
Chelsea are now planning a fresh bid to sign Wayne Rooney for 30 million pounds, but the big question is will he be allowed to be sold by Manchester United? Manchester United are a very big proud club, with equally proud fans from all over the world.. According to me thirty million pounds is far to little for a player of the class of Wayne Rooney. Here we must remember that the Brazilian born striker Diego Costa has a 32 million buy out clause. Wayne Rooney has a weekly salary of 250,000 pounds, which is very high. He must be wanting even more.
The Great footballer from Portugal Eusebio has died at the age of 71 years. He was originally from Mozambique , which was a Portuguese colony once, he was called THE BLACK PEARL or THE BLACK PANTHER. He played for the Portuguese club Benfica for almost twenty years, he got these names as he scored 441 goals in 447 games, some goal scoring record.He helped Benfica to win the Champion League in the 1960s , and they did well in the other years he was there. He also helped Portugal to get the bronze medal in the 1966 world cup , coming after England, West Germany . He was gentle man of the field and was greatly loved by one and all.He ill be greatly missed.
Saturday, January 4, 2014
Now that both the strikers at Arsenal are injured , it leaves Arsene Wenger with no option but to buy a striker of class or even go and get a striker on loan. Those on the list are far and few indeed. 1) Diego Costa Atletico Madrid. Buy out clause 32 million pounds. 2) Alvaro Morata Real Madrid on a six month loan. And the other choice is the Croatian striker Mario Mandzukic , who plays for Bayern Munich. Now that the Polish striker Robert Lewandowski has signed for Bayern Munich, Mario Mandzukic will have less playing time. But there is a big hitch here Bayern Munich want Mario Mandzukic to play for them against Arsenal , in the group of sixteen match.
The Colombian striker Jackson Martinez , who plays his club football in Portugal , with Giants F.C.PORTO. He is a big fan of Arsenal he says he just loves their smooth and control passing at Arsenal . He has now sent a open plea to get him as soon as possible. It is believed that Jackson Martinez will leave F.C..Porto within the next year or two, he wants desperately to play in the E.P.L. Here we must also take into consideration that Portugal , like Greece and Spain are on their knees financially and are bailed out by the European Union, Benfica are also financially in a tight spot. Will he be the answer to the Arsenal striker problem ?
The Polish striker Robert Lewandowski has now penned a five year contract to join Bayern Munich, but he will only join Bayern Munich in the summer, after his contract expires at Borussia Dortmund, and the best thing is that he will be a free agent in the summer so he will be costing the German giants absolutely nothing, yes not even a penny. It has been a long journey from being caught in one country due to a volcano eruption and he could not join the club of his choice, so the Borussia Dortmund deal came up.
It is reported in THE DAILY MAIL that Lionel Messi is valued at 331 million pounds or 400 million Euros. And at the same time Cristiano Ronaldo is valued at 124 million pounds. In other words Lionel Messi is now worth three times more in value then Cristiano Ronaldo. Lionel Messi has a buy out clause in his last contract that is only a 250 million pounds.So he is worth more then his buy out clause as well. The big question is any club keen to spend 331 million pounds? The answer is yes it is P.S.G. But one thing is crystal clear here that the football world has gone crazy where their money spending is concerned.
Friday, January 3, 2014
Tim Sherwood the latest manager in a long list at Tottenham Hotspurs says Arsenal will lose the F.A match , as Emmanuel Adebayor is back from injury. But the history records show the last time Tottenham Hotspurs defeated Arsenal in a F.A.Cup was back in 1995 20 years ago.And then that year Arsene Wenger was not there as manager.He came inn1996. The list of Tottenham Hotspur managers. 1) Gerry Francis. 2) Christian Gross. 3) Glen Hoddle. 4) George Graham. 5) David Pleatt. 6) Juande Ramos. 7) Jacque Santini. 8) Martin Jol. 9) Harry Redknapp. 10)Andre Villas Boas. 11) Tim Sherwood.
Now David Moyes really feels the heat as their main striker at Manchester United Wayne Rooney has up to now refused to sign a new contract .The main reason is that this season for Manchester United was a complete surprise , they were ninth in the E.P.L table now they have climbed to the sixth spot. Wayne Rooney who is on a weekly salary of 250,000 pounds a week has now wisely decided to wait to see where Manchester are ending up on the table b, before signing a new contract for Manchester United. There are clubs willing to pay that salary elsewhere in Europe. But one thing is clear Manchester United board will be a tense lot, till the final day in May. And to make matters worse Rio Ferdinand, Ryan Giggs, Nemanja Vidic Patrice Evra will not get new contracts as they are to old.
Referee Mark Clattenburg is in the news again for the wrong things. In the match between Everton and Southampton , Mark Clattenburg refused to give Southampton a penalty , after the ball hit the arm of Alcantara in the box.F.I,F.A rules clearly say a handball in the box is a penalty, but these rules did not apply here sadly. Southampton have written to the F.A stating to look into the matter of the referee abusing Adam Llalana Retired referee Mike Riley will look into the matter, and you can bet Mark Clattenburg will be given a clear chit. The reason is both Mark Clattenburg and Mike Riley are both employed by the F.A. so they will never be found guilty.
Jose Mourinho has confirmed that he will not bid for Gonzalo Higuain in the january transfer window. Not only will the player cost well over 50, fifty million pounds , Napoli will not at be keen to sell him as they are targeting the Scudetto this year and we must remember that Napoli are not in a habit of selling their top players each year. If Gareth Bale is costing 86 million pounds , Gonzalo Higuain will cost ver 120 million pounds, that is the price Liverpool have placed for Luis Suarez.
It was always a surprise to see a talented player like Emmanuel Adebayor , a player who can score goals and also win matches single handedly , who was ignored and sometimes not even on the bench for a match. The truth has now finally come out , and it was a very silly reason to punish Emmanuel Adebayor .It appears he came for a Tottenham Hotspurs meeting with Andre Villas Boas wearing a Beanie cap, Andre Villas Boas asked Emmanuel Adebayor to remove that cap, yes it is bad manners to wear a cap in front of others in a room. But Emmanuel Adebayor refused to remove it and his exile had started, till Andre Villas Boas was sacked, and Tim Sherwood appointed as manager who chose him in the starting eleven, goals followed.
Thursday, January 2, 2014
Chelsea are quite desperate to get a goal scoring striker, and a proven one to in the january transfer window, as Demba Ba will be sold and both Fernando Torres and Samuel Etoo have both failed badly. Jose Mourinho is very keen to make record buy of the Argentinean striker Gonzalo Higuain from Napoli, as Jose Mourinho knows Gonzalo Higuain very well as he played under him at Real Madrid, but was sold out to Napoli to generate funds to buy Gareth Bale for a new world record of 86 million pounds. But it is indeed very doubtful that Napoli will ever sell Gonzalo Higuain , as he has already scored nine goals for Napoli.
There are many good footballers whose contracts end in june. 1) Nemanja Vidic. Manchester United. 2) John Terry . Chelsea. 3) Samuel Etoo. Chelsea. 4) Diego Milito. Inter Milan 5) Cambiasso. Inter Milan. 6) Diego Costa. Atletico Madrid. 7) Tomas Rosicky. Arsenal. 8) Bacary Sagna. Arsenal. 9) Kabool. Tottenham Hotspurs. 10) Andre Pirlo. Juventus. But the big problem is that most are now in their twilight of their careers, or injury has bothered them a great deal.
It is left to see who will Arsenal buy in the january 2014 transfer window.As they are short of a striker and injuries have caused many players to be absent from major games the list of wanted footballers is as follows. 1 )Karem Benzema. 2) Loic Remy. 3) Angel Di Maria. 4) Alvaro Morata. 5) Dimitrov Berbatov. But we must remember one thing very clearly here, Arsene Wenger never does tell the press whom he is going to buy, he does it all in confidence, secrecy . Mesut Ozil buy was a good example. In the end he may not buy any of these players.
Jose Mourinho is back to his old ways with his big ego getting the better of him, as it did with him at Real Madrid. Juan Mata is a fantastic all round footballer, he has scored some fantastic goals , and has won the Champion League , F.A.,Cup and Europa cup as well in his short time at Chelsea, he had joined Chelsea from Valencia in Spain in 2011 only. And as a player he was immensely talented at the midfield. He was a player of the same class as Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard, they made the team tick like a clock, and yes he scored some great goals as well. It is very clear Jose Mourinho wanted to get Oscar in that place of Juan Mata, so what ever happens it is going to be a Chelsea loss in the end. We must bear in mind that Juan Mata was last year Chelsea player of the year, now P.S.G have offered 30 million pounds for him, as Jose Mourinho is keen not to sell Juan Mata to Arsenal, Manchester United or another E.P.L club.