Saturday, May 31, 2014
Liverpool are on the verge of signing the Southampton striker Ricki Lambert , who is already thirty two years. Liverpool rejected him when he was a fifteen year old boy, and after just one good season last year Liverpool are paying four milion pounds for him. Ricki Lambert is almost at the end of his career , he will only get a second chance as a striker, the first will go to Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez with out doubt.Or when these two are injured.
Friday, May 30, 2014
The French manager Arsene Wenger has fina;lly put pen to paper on a three year contract at Arsenal till the year 2017. In other words he will be twenty years at Arsenal then. He had joined Arsenal in the year 1996, after he left a Japanese club. And as usual Alex Ferguson taunted Arsene Wenger , by saying Wenger Who, he very soon found out, who Arsene Wenger was. Before the money rolled clubs like Manchester City, Chelsea were bought. Arsene Wenger had won three E.P.L cups and five F.A. cups. Arsene Wenger was to even have joined Bayern Munich, there was a meeting at Nice, between Arsene Wenger and the Bayern Munich board, it was all done really only Wengers sign was missing. But he joined the Arsenal club and has been a Arsenal man ever since. Wenger has a few good [points , like he will never ever break a contract, he spends less on players and sells them for big money, like Nikolas Anelka got for 5000,000 pounds sold for 23 million pounds, Robin Van Persie 2.75 mmillion pounds, sold for 24 million pounds. Marc Overmars sold for 25 million pounds.He also gives the kids a chance in the League cup and F.A. cup. He also got Theirry Henry from Juventus for eleven million pounds, he was a unhappy player in Italy sitting on the bench, but he was given his chance at Arsenal, and he took it with both hands to be called King HENRY. During those three years Arsene Wenger will get 24 million pounds, or eight million pounds a year. Arsene Wenger is the only manager to go a entire season undefeated in 2004.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Arsenal really did not fold under pressure ,as they were on top of the table for a otal of 128 days. A total of four clubs stood first on the table, at one time or the other.. They had major injuries with their top stars like Aaron Ramsey, Theo Walcott, Lukas Podloski, Mesut Ozil, Tomas Rosicky and a few others. Even with their cream of players injured they still managed to come forth in the table and win the F.A. Cup as well.Arsenal won their eleventh F.A cup, equalling the record of eleven wins by Manchester United. Arsenal have now become a club to play seventeen times in a row in the champion league. Not many clubs have done this over the years from clubs in Europe.
It is very common to find out at the time of the world cup, that top footballers are injured and will miss the world cup altogether. But this is a list of ten top footballers who may be fit for the world cup. 1) Phil Jones. Shoulder. 80%. 2)Diego Costa. Hamstring. 50%. 3) Radamel Falcao. 20% 4) Luis Suarez. 60 %. 5)Ferdinand Gago. 50% 6)Arturo Vidal. 95 %. 7)Piere Webo. 50%. 8)John Djoururou. 95%. 9) Jack Wilshere 80% 10) Rafel vander Vart. 95% out.
The French striker Oliver Giroud has said that he has opened fresh talks with the Arsenal board, for a new contract to stay at Arsenal, even though he has two years of his contract still remaining. A few months back Oliver Giroud was in trouble at Arsenal , as he had got involved with another lady , who was not his wife, and the Media did not spare him at all. Neither did Arsene Wenger spare him he was on the bench for a game or two. It now looks like all is forgiven and forgotten.
Manchester United aproached both Carlo Anchelotti from Real Madrid and also Vincente Del Bosque , the manager of the Spanish natianol team As expected both of them rejected the move, as Manchester United would not be playing in the Champion League or for the matter in The Europa League, in the year 2014 /2015.
The Chelsea boss has lost faith in the Brazilian Oscar , and he wants to replace him with the German Toni Kroos. As no new contract is on its way, the German club Bayern Munich may sell him for qa total of 25 million pounds. As there is no chance of bayern willing to pay him a weekly salary of 150, 000 pounds. Those who are now earning 150,000 pounds a week are Franck Ribery,Philip Llahm Bastin Schweitzeger. So there is every chance he will be sold to Chelsea for 25 million pounds, they will not let his contract run out.
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
The French goalkeeper Hugo Loris, is now wanted by both the SSpanish clubs of Madrid, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid. The goalkeeper post at Real madrid is up for grabs, as their old and very loyal servant Iker Casillas is not wanted at the club. Iker Casillas sttod in the goalposts for Real Madrid before he even got his driving licence. The Atletico Madrid goalkeeper is likely to return to Chelsea, as he was on loan at Atletico Madrid. And Hugo Loris wants to play in the Champion League, and there is no chance he will get it at Tottenham Hotspurs.
In the history of the Champion League the history states that there has been only two managers to win the Champion League on three different occastions. The two managers are the English man Bob Paisley. And the Italian Carlo Anchelotti. Bob Paisley has won the champion League in the year 1977, 1978 and in 1981. Carlo Anchelotti has won it in 2003 ,2007 With A. C.Milan and 2013 with Real madrid.
Monday, May 26, 2014
1) BAYERN MUNICH. 531. MILLION POUNDS. 2) Real Madrid. 456. Million Pounds. 3) Manchester United.439. Million Pounds. 4) F.C.Barcelona. 369. Million Pounds. 5) Manchester City. 303. Million Pounds. 6) Arsenal. 300. Million Pounds. 7) Chelsea. 298. Million Pounds. 8) Liverpool. 278. Million Pounds. 9)Borrusia Dortmund. 194. Million Pounds. 10) P.S.G. 192. Million Pounds.
If history is going to repeat itself, then we are in for a very big surprise as England are going to win the 2014 WORLD CUP in Brazil. For this is what happened in the year 1966. 1) Atlateico Madrid won the LA LIGA. 2)REAL MADRID won the Champion League 3)Real Betis got relegated . 4) England won their only World Cup in 1966.. So this is what happened in 2014. 1) Atlatico Madrid won the La Liga. 2) Real Madrid won the Champion League. 3) Real Betis got relegated. SO CAN ENGLAND WIN THE WORLD CUP.
Real Madrid might have won their tenth champion league title , defeating fellow Madrid club Atletico Madrid, with a score of 4-1 after extra time with goals from Sergio Ramos, Gareth Bale, Marcelo and Cristiano Ronaldo. Diego Godin scored for Atletico Madrid. As Real Madrid had last won the Champion League in the year 2002, the Spanish giants had pumped in a total of 999 million pounds, nine hunred and ninety nine million pounds on players, almost a Billion pounds. Madness and crimnal waste of money if you ask me. So let us see for ourselves how much did both these Madrid club spend on players in the 2013/2014 Champion League. That day in Lisbon the Real Madrid team were valued at 521.9 Million Pounds. And at the same time the players playing for Atletico Madrid cost a miserly sum of 79.05 million pounds. So naturally the cream of the players were on Real Madrid side.
Sunday, May 25, 2014
It is now reported in the Metro , that Louis Van Gaal the manager of Manchester United, is willing to sell Juan Mata, the Spaniard before his Manchester United career even took off. He will be selling Juan mata to Barcelona for a huge 40,forty million pounds. Barcelona are very keen to get Juan Mata , as Louis Enrique the new Barcelona manager wants to replace their long serving servant Xavi Hernandez, who will be 34 years old. And Cesc Fabregas could be on his way to Arsenal , as manchester United have dropped out of the chase for Cesc Fabregas. Louis Van Gaal wants the German midfielder Bastin Schweinsteir , as the German played under Louis Van Gaal at Bayern Muunich.
Saturday, May 24, 2014
As the new Barcelona manager has already said that the Spaniard Cesc Fabregas is considered as surplus man at Barcelona, and is up for sale. The former Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas, who joined Arsenal after the under 17 world cup in Finland.Barcelona told Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger ,that he could not enter the Nou Camp to watch Cesc Fabregas plaay. Arsene Wenger flew to Finland to see Fabregas play.He was impressed and signed for Arsenal.While at Arsenal he was a Gunners star. But Being Spanish Cesc Fabregas wanted to return to Barcelona and Spain.But Arsenal have a clause in the sale deal that makes Arsenal the first party to , if Barcelona ever want to sell him, other clubs can buy him if only Arsenal say no. Last year Manchester United made two failed attempts for him, they then went for Maroune Fellani. Now Chelsea are also keen on Cesc Fabregas , but Mourinho is only offering 25 million pounds. Arsenal have been told by Fabregas that he wants to join Arsenal , and Arsenal will offer 35 million pounds, But the asking price for Barcelona is 45 million pounds, a bit steep for a player not wanted by the club.
The owners of the French club seem to be putting far to much pressure on Larent Blanc to win the Champion League trophy. So not only has David Luiz agreed on a deal to join P.S.G ffor fifty million pounds. It is also said in the Spanish press that the Barcelona defender Dany Alves is also on his way to P.S.G after eleven years in Spain. Now it is also rumoured that the Belgian footballer Eden Hazard is also on his way to P.S.G. But is this really possible? In football all things are possible. We must remember that the Spaniard Juan Mata was for two years running The Chelsea player of the year, still he fell out with Jose Mourinho , and was sold toManchester United. This year Eden Hazard has fallen out badly with Jose Mourinho, so he will also be sold to P.S.G.To generate funds and fall in line with the FINNANCIAL FAIR PLAY RULE. What is funny here is that P.S.G were fined a huge 60 million Euros.
The Dutch winger Arjen Robben who is the winger for Holland and Bayern Munich, whi is also called the glass ROBBEN, for his frequent injuries.Has flatly rejected the plans by fellow Dutch managerLouis Van Gaal of Manchester United , of his move from Gayern to manchester United. Arjen Robben has this to say , Why should I move to England, I have just signed a new improved contract at Bayern Munich . If I was unhappy at Bayern Munich then it was a different thing altogether, but I am very happy at Bayern Munich. But he also praised these two famous coaches , he said Pep Guardiola and Louis Van Gaal are the best coaches he ever played under.
P.S.G ans their managerLaurent Blanc should really think long and hard over the David Luiz buy. Here is club fined by U.E.F.A for breaking FINANCIAL FAIR PLAY RULES. They were fined a total of sixty Million Euros, and had their Champion League squad cut from 25 players to 21 players. The problem will arise when yellow and red cards come in the picture , and also injuries will play a big part on P.S.G and Manchester City as well. Now to make matters worse it is reported in Barcelona that their Brazilian defender danny Alaves will also be joining P.S.G after eleven years in Spain.And he will not come cheap, nor will his weekly salary be cheap. I strongly feel that these club have no respect wht so ever for the law. So fining them makes no sense , it is peanuts for these oil rich Arab owners. What must be done by U.E.F.A is points must be deducted for every million pounds over spent by the club. In this way they may find a exodus of players leaving their clubs as they can and should be demoted to the second leave. We saw it with Juventus after they were demoted and had nine points cut.
Friday, May 23, 2014
The Brazilian defender David Luiz , He could now be on his way to France, with money rich club P.S.G. He was bound to leave Chelsea as Jose Morinho wanted to sell him for a high price , so he can buy a very good striker , the Brazilan born Spaniard Diego Costa was the target, and as he would not come cheap. In fact Barcelona had come forward to buy David Luiz , Barcelona wanted him to replace their long serving captain Carles Puyol of fifteen years to the Spanish giants. It is also reported that Danny Alaves is also on his way from Barcelona after eleven ears at the club. He will also join P.S.G.
Real Madrid have last won the Champion league in 2002. And since then they have spent a total of 999 million pounds on their priced players. The list is a long one . 1) kaka 56 Million pounds,. 2) Luka Modric . 33 Million Pounds. 3)Karim Benzeema. 25.Million Pounds. 4) Cristiano Ronaldo 80 Million pounds. 5) Gareth Bale. 86 Million Pounds And other players like. Michael Owen. Ronaldo Lima. Luis Figo. David Beckham. 36 Million pounds. Sergio Ramos. Zinedine Zidane. Ruud Van Nistelrooy. Let us not forget other players like Arjen Robben, Wesley Sneijder.
Thursday, May 22, 2014
As the transfer market opens in a short time rumours are flying in the press, like that Barcelona are willing to sell Pedro Rodrigues to Liverpol. But let me remind you that Barcelona and the Spanish press have not mentioned this at all. They have clearly said Alexis Sanchez and Cesc Fabregas would be sold, the price for fabregas was 45 million pounds. Another player on his way from Barcelona is their defender Danny Alaves and also Cristen Tello.
So far sadly only eight footballers from Briton have ever played in a Champion League final match. They are as follows. 1)Paul Lambert. 2)Steve McManaman. 3)Owen Hargreaves. 4)Steve Archibald. 5) Laurie Cunningham. 6)Kevin Keegaan. 7)Cris Waddle. 8) Gareth Bale.
The former Arsenal and French right back has signed a new three years contract, according to the French media. Bacary Sagna has signed a new three year contract with Manchester City, he will now get a huge 150,000 pounds a week, which is a massive increase to what he got at Arsenal. At Arsenal he got a weekly salary of 80,000 pounds only. But we must remember that Arsenal have very strict rules where buying players and the salaries of these players are concerned. Yes Bacray Sagna is also promised addons and bonuses as well.
It is reported in the Daily Mail that the striker Luis Suarez who was in Uruguay for training for the world cup 2014 in Brazil, has gone and injured his knee badly during training . It is said that he will now go under the knife, a surgery,. And it is also expected to take four to six weeks to make a complete recovery . So putting it in other words there is no world cup 2014 for Luis Suarez, and Diego Forlan will have to keep Edison Cavani company to score the goals. Last world cup in South Africa 2010 , Diego Forlorn was the star of the world cup.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Now that the french right back Bacary Sagna has departed from Arsenal , after serving them well. He could join Manchester City with a fat weekly salary of 140,000 pounds.Mind you he will be thirty two next season. Arsene Wenger is keen to replace the departed French right back with another French right back, he is Serge Aurier , who plays for the club Toulouse. He is from the Ivory Coast. Serge Aurier is a big fan of both Arsenal and the French manager Arsene Wenger. And the big plus point is that he will be costing Arsenal a total of seven million pounds.
The chairman of Tottenham Hotspurs David Levy has sacked nine managers in thirteen years time. He had to pay them compensation when ever he sacked a manager. But he has won only one miserable trophy after all and that is a League cup i 2008.
Now that 33 year old Ashley Cole has his Chelsea career cut short. Now which club will he go to in Europe. He was very keen to move to Real Madrid. But the Spanish giants have two left backs already , and at his age he may not make a starting team. Real Madrid have Marcello and Fabio Conterao. And he does not want to play in Arsenal or against Chelsea in the E.P.L. So where will he go. In Italy A.C.Milan were keen on him, and so was the rich French club Monaco.
The French right back Bacray Sagna has flatly rejected an offer from Manchester United, mainly as it is reported that the 33 year old French right back , Patrice Evra , who is now on his way to Juventus or Inter Milan. But his desire is to join Manchester City with a huge weekly salary of 140,000 pounds. But mind you the right back spot is held by the club darling Paolo Zabelatta. So there is no chance of the French defender dislodging the Argentinean right back Paolo Zabelatta. This clearly means Bacray Sagna will warm his bench for long weeks , and stick like glue to the bench, another MERCENARY.
These two defenders of the Italian giants club A.C.Milan have won many trophies in their time playing their ilustreious careers. 1 Paolo Maldini has won seven Serie A . And has won five Champion league awards. Something unthinkable today. 2) Alessandro Costacuta has also won seven Serie A titles , and also won five Champion League titles. Footballers are playing , getting hurt for a chance to win a Champion League trophy in their life time.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
The Manchester United fans and owners the Glazers should not expect any great miracle in these two years Luis Van Gaal has been given. In the first year he will have to get a new team altogether as their defence of Rio Ferdinand , Nemanja Vidic and Patrice Evra will not be there , their strong wall of old is long since gone. In their midfield Ryan Giggs has retired, and last year only two goals were scored by the midfielders, they were a utter failure. Ashley Young and Maroune Fellani failed completely. And Wayne Rooney is not happy at all as the new Dutch coach has already named Robin Van Persie as the captain for the new season, just as he said the two Dutch men would team up. Arsene Wenger always said each season a club must get only two new players or three at the most then only will the team gel.Here Luis Van Gaal wants to spend 200 million pounds on players, which means seven or eight new players they will not click together.
The big question is was Ryan Giggs the greatest footballer ever tto play in the E.P.l? And the answer is no. The best according to me was the French man Theirry Henry , who played for Arsenal. Others to were there like. 1) Dennis Bergkamp. 2) Eric Cantona. 3) Cristiano Ronaldo. 4) Alan Shearer. 5) Gianfranco Zola. 6) Dider Drogba. The list is very long. But Sir Alex Ferguson has said this, Cristiano Ronaldo was the best who ever played football.
1) Luis Suarez scored ten goals in the first month itself, and finished with 31 goals. 2) In this 2013 2014 season a record ten managers were sacked from the E.P.L. 3)Referee Andre Marriner showed the most red cards this season eight red cards in all.Incluiding a wrong player from Arsenal Kireon Gibbs. 4) Liverpool hit the post 27 times , more than any club. 5)Adam Johnson was the only English footballer to score a hat trick, it was against Fulham.
Monday, May 19, 2014
There are very few footballers who played till they reached forty years, this shows how fit they kept themselves. 1) Ryan Giggs . 40 Years. Manchester United. 2) Teddy Sherringham 40 Years. 271. Days West Ham United. 3)Kevin Phillips. 40 Years 89 Days.. Crystal Palace. 4) Gordon Strachan. 40 Years 82 Days.
The great Welsh and Manchester United winger has finally retired at the age of forty years. Which is indeed very good. He had played for a total of 23, twenty three glorious years. In those 23, twenty three years he played a total of 963 games nNine hundred and sixty three games for Manchester United. And he also won a total of 34, Thirt four trophies.The most by a footballer , the most decorated footballer ever. But let us look at another famous footballer Zinedine Zidane . Zinedine Zidane won 15 trophies and played for 13 clubs.
Manchester United have now gone and appointed the Dutch coach Louis Van Gaal as their coach, he will take over after his duty with Holland is over after the 2014 world cup in Brazil. Louis Ban Gaal becomes the first foreign coach of Manchester United in their long history. Louis Van Gaal is vastly experinced coach with two spells with Ajax and Barcelona Bayern Munich. He is a good coach but now ,he will have to bring in new players at Manchester United, he is asking Bayern Munich stars to join Manchester United, but who will leave clubs like bayern Munich and join manchester United , who seventh in the table, and not playing in Europe even next year. He has brought two assistants Marcel Bout who is experienced in spotting young talented players. And he has also got a goalkeeping coach, named Frans Hoenk, he was the goalkeeing coach at Ajax, during the early years of Edwin VanDerSar, and when at Barcelona developed the Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes and Jose Pepe Reina. But big players like Nemanja Vidic and Rio Fedinand Ryan Giggs who retired will not be there next season
1) Ashley Cole, Carlos Tevez, Philippe Coutinho, Kaka, Ronaldhino, Robinho,, Javier Pastree,, Mario Gomez,Samir Nasri, Gael Glichy, Joleon Lescott,Alvarao Arbbeloa, Dani Osvaldo ,Marteen Skeltenburg.
Sunday, May 18, 2014
The French right back bacary Sagna , has now become a free agent and is having serious talks at Manchester City. Now Manchester City have been fined 60 million , sixty million Euros for breaking the FINANCIAL FAIR PLAY RULE. Now instead of being careful the Manchester City club want to buy costly players. Bacary Sagna who is thirty one years now and will be thirty two next year, ell passed his prime. Arsenal were finally willing to pay him 80,000 pounds a week, and a two year contract . But he wanted a 100,000 punds as weekly salary and also a three year contract. He is another plain mercenari . What will he do at Manchester City may I ask.? He is a right back , and the Manchester City right back position is held by Paulo Zabelatta, the Argentinean, the darling of Manchester City. So at thirty two bacary sagna will not get a game , as he will loose his pace and make errors. He will just warm the bench and get frustrated like Joleon Lescott and Micah Richards. Mind you Poalo Zabelatta wanted to win trophies at Manchester City , he flatly refused to join Barcelona.
In Spain this year the title race was indeed very tight at the top. As Atletico Madrid and Barcelona were divided by three points only. And Real madrid were third, all three clubs had scored over eighty points, but Real madrid had no chance of winning the title even after they won. In other times clubs are already declared champions days in advance, after scoring over eighty points. Here Barcelona had to win and get all three points for the win and the title. While Atletico Madrid only need to draw the last game against Barcelona, and it was beeing played at the Barcelona Nou Camp with an audience of 89,760 . Barcelona scored the first goal through the Chilean Alexis Sanches. Now the Brazilian born Spaniard Diego Costa limped of the field after twenty minutes, he may now miss the Champion league final. But Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godwin headed in the equalizing goal in the second half, so forcing a win. Atletico Madrid became champions of Spain after ninteen long years.
The F.A cup is the oldest football trophy in England , it started well back in 1871. And as it is played each year , roughly sixty clubs take part in it. But in all these years with so many clubs took part and some even have folded up .This gives a chance for a club from the third tier to win this cup. But till today only two clubs hold the record jointly for the most wins , which stands jointly between Arsenal and Manchester United with a total of eleven wins.
Sadly it has taken years , lots of money and over 44, forty four lives to build the stadium at Qatar. F.I.F.A president Sepp Blatter has finally admitted that choosing Qatar for the 2022 world cup was a big mistake. But he says Qatar did not buy it for sure with money. The great Gary Lineker has urged Blatter to resign. But will he do it , never. It is wrong for other reasons as well no beer will be allowed in the stadium, but all Beer companies are the main sponsors , nor will Banks be allowed as sponsors as Islam do not believe in charging interest. Who will want to go to a desert , and watch a world cup in that temperature of 45 degrees. Now Blatter wants a winter world cup .
This years F.A. Cup played between Arsenal and Hull City, which was played at the Wembley on 17/5/2014. Hull City were playing in the F.A final for the first time in their 110 year history, Arsenal have played and won before. Hull City were clearly the underdogs here , and nothing was much expecyed of them.But anything can happen in this beautiful game, and the crowd were in for more then they expected. Arsenal are a club known to be nervous and shaky in the first twenty minutes, here it was the same.they are poor against the free kicks and corners. Hull City had nothing to loose , they went ahead of Arsenal in the first eight minutes through two corners, one goal scored by James Chester in the forth minute and Curtis Davis scored the second in the eighth minute. The Wmbley crowd were sure of a big upset , with the Wembley curse on Arsenal again. But the Spaniard Santi Carzola long range free kick was a peech of a goal left the goalkeeper helplees in the seventeenth minute. But with ninteen minutes left the Arsenal defender Laurent Koscieny scored the second goal for Arsenal it was from a strike by Bacary Sagna that bounced of Oliver Giroudkindly for Laurent to score the cheeky goal. The match then went to thirty minutes of extra time, the winner was finally scored by Aaron Ramsey . The match ended 3-2 in favour of Arsenal.The Arsenal fans were aware of the Wembley curse, in the League cup final in 2011 , a blunder by Arsenal defender gifted a goal to Birmingham City Hull City were so near and yet so far away sadly.
Friday, May 16, 2014
Yes it is very true Arsenal last won a trophy in the year 2005, it was the F.A.Cup win against Manchester United. It was after this match that Sir Alex Ferguson went into his tantarums in the dressing room, he kicked a boot into David Beckhams face, it cut his eye slightly and it need stitches. This also lead to a fall out with Ferguson. David Beckham then was sold to Real Madrid. Now Arsenal in a desire to win a trophy have spent a total of 226 million pounds on buying players. Mesut Ozil the German is the costliest costing 42.5 million pounds.
David James the former English goalkeeper , who had 53 caps for england , and was a goalkeeper for Liverpool, Aston Villa, Manchester City and Portsmouth a well. He was often called CALAMITY JAMES for making costly blunders in the goal. He is now retired and is a pundit. He has now gone bankrupt even though he has made over twenty million pounds during his playing days. Things all started falling apart after he and his wife had a divorce in the year 2005, she milked him as she got half of all his money and property.
Thursday, May 15, 2014
The Brazilian national ccoach Luiz Filipe Scholari , is now being investigated for tax evation, to a tune of seven Million Euros or 5.7 million Pounds. It was during his time at Portugal, from the year 2002 to the year 2008.He joined as coach of Portugal after he won the world cup for Brazil in the 2002 in Japan. He says he ffiles his income return papers each year regulerly. Incase of a error it will be looked into.
It now appears that Arsenal have got their bus ready for a victory parade after they win the oldest cup in England the F.A.Cup. People say it is wrong on the part of Arsenal and Arsene Wenger to do all this so very early, before the whistle even blew for the match. Yes it is a football match and anything can go wrong for any club. We saw Arsenal loose to Birmingham City , who won the Carling cup in the last few minutes due to a error by a Arsenal defender. They should not count their eggs before they are hatched. But let me remind you that a lot of things have to go into planning for a parade, like you need Police permission, Traffic clearence paper and so many other things, you just can not get it after the final whistle is blown. So Arsenal and Arsene Wenger are not arrogant at all, but being sensible. Who knows Hull City may be doing the same thing as Arsenal , any one can win the match after all. Another thing people need to choose another root as some main roads could be closed for a while.
Yes indeed a lot has happened since Arsenal last won their trophy , the F.A Cup in 2005. 1) Chelsea in that time had a total of eight managers. 2) Sir Alex Ferguson finally retired after twenty seven years at Mqanchester United. 3) Lionel Messi won four Ballon D OR awards. 4) Barack Obama became the first black pesident of the U.S.A. 5) Arsenal moved from their old stadium Highbury to the larger Emirate Stadium.
The football club from Lisbon Portugal , Benfica , reached the 2013/2014 Europea League final . And played the Spanish club Sevilla . After the full ninety minutes they then played thirty minutes of extra time. The match then went into penalties , which Sevilla won 4-2. Did mighty Benfica just loose or was it the ilfamous Bela Guttman curse playying a jinx or spolt spot here. It is called the Bela Guttman curse, as their former manager of Benfica Mr Bela Guttman, walked out of the benfica club over the dispute of Benfica refusing to increase Bela Guttmans salary,. Bela Guttman left cursing the staff of Benfica , and he warned the club that they would suffer a long trophy drought indeed. It is now sixty two years since Benfica have won anything in Europe, No Champion League, U.E.F.A or now Europa League either. They last won the Champion League back to back, with the help of the great Eusebio. Eusibio was brought to the club by Bela Guttman . The great Eusibio even prayed at the grave of Bela Guttman who died in 1981. But no luck as yet, the big question is how many more years will Benfica take to win a trophy in Europe?
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
The very famous Italian referee Perluigi Collina , who after retiring from football duty as a referee , is now The head of U.E.F.A Srefereeing board. He has a voice on the judgement of the standard of refeering in U.E.F.A matches. He has now come forward and made a vital decission , which should be followed as soon as possible. He says that when a player is tackled badly and is injured , and also needs medical aid outside the pitch. Then it is but just fair that the player who did the bad tackle should also leave the pich until the injured player returns. It is not fair that a team should play with ten players , and the other team with eleven players.
The Argentinean striker Carlos Tevez has missed his chance to play for Argentina in the 2014 World cup in Brazil. Mind you he has scored ninteen goals for Juventus this year, the third top goal scorer in Italy for the 32013/2014 season. There is no doubt about his great skill and great love for the beautiful game of football. But we must take into notice that Carlos Tevez last played for Argentina in the year 2011. May be it his moods and the trouble he gave Roberto Mancini at Manchester City , that is playing against him now. But with Argentina having strikers of the quality of Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero, Gonzalo Higuain and others , his chances were bound to be less each time.
The Mexican striker Carlos Vella , who was formerly playing for Arsenal , but did not do anything of importance. He was given to the Spanish club Real Socidead on a loan, later they made it a permanent move for the Mexican. But this year things are different he has scored twenty goals and made a total of thirteen assists. Which has propelled the Spanish club high on the table. Not only that but both Valencia and Atletico Madrid are shown big interest on this little striker. But Arsene Wenger had put a clause on his sale , it was a buy back clause, now Arsenal can buy him for thtree million pounds only, and could easily sell him back to these two Spanish clubs for a very huge profit, which Arsene Wenger is very well known for.
This year we saw plenty of goals scored in the E.P.L. And players like Aaron Ramsey surprised us all with ten goals. 1) Luis Suarez. 31. Goals. 2)Daniel Sturridge. 21 Goals. 3)Yaya Toure. 20 Goals. 4) Sergio Aguero. 17. Goals. 4) Wayne Rooney. 17 Goals. 5)Oliver Giroud. 16 Goals. Edin Dezko, Wilfred Bonny. 16 Goals. 6)Romelu Lukaku. 15 Goals, Jay Rodrigues. 15 Goals. 7) Eden Hazard. 14 Goals.Loic Remy 14 Goals. 8) Steven Gerrard 13 Goals, Ricki Lambert. 13 Goals. 9)Robin Van Persie . 12 Goals. 10)Emmanuel Adebayor. 11 Goals. 11) Aaron Ramsey. 10 Goals. Cristian Benteke 10 Goals.
Liverpool started the season well and their manager Brendon Rodgers boasted catch us if you can. It was very foolish as many games were left. Infact the table changed often, between Liverpool, Arsenal , Chelsea and Manchester City. In fact Arsenal were on the top of the table for 128 days, which is fantastic then injuries to their kee players took their toll. It was wrong to say that it was the slip by Steven Gerrard in the match with Chelsea , was the only reason for the title being so near and yet so far, they last won it twenty four years ago. The other reason was Liverpool drawing with Crystal Palace. And the other reason was Jordon Henderson the Liverpool hard working midfielder got a straight red card and missed three games. This is the reason why Liverpool lost the E.P.L. They were doing well for only one reason between Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge , they scored fifty two goals, Luis Suarez netting 31 goals and Sturridge 21 goals. But can Liverpool do well again it is doubtful.As the records books show only one player from the group of footballers to score thirty goals in a season did it again. Only Alan Shearer scored over thirty goals twice once with Blackburn Rovers and once with Newcastle United.
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
The Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has grabbed all the awards this season , the P.F.A, The Golden Boot with 31 goals in 33 games, and also the player of the year. While Tony Pulis has won he award for manager of the year at Crystal Palace. And did he not do a very good job for them. When he took over Crystal Palace they were in big trouble , and in the relegation battle. They then ended the season at the eleventh spot. Who ever thought that they would travel that high on the table. They even drew with mighty Liverpool, these two points forced Liverpool to finish second, Liverpool will have to wait another twenty four years for a trophy. Crystal Palace even defeated mighty Chelsea just imagine a relegated club fighting , and giving Mourinho a fright.
Lionel Messi is on the verge of signing a new contract at Barcelona. It will be signed after the final game of the year between Barcelona and Atletico Madrid. Lionel Messi will get a huge 15.5 million pounds a year . Cristiano Ronaldo gets 15 million pounds a year as salary. But the talk is that Lionel Messi demanded that Barcelona should get Sergio Aguero from Manchester City. And on their part Barcelona will have to sell players to buy players , so it looks very likely that Pedro Rodrigues and the Chilean Alexis Sanches will be sold in the summer. Barcelona could see a new manager as well Julio Enriques , the former Real Madrid player who joined Barcelona instead of Real. It is now reported that Lionel Messi has agreed to a new contract at Barcelona, that willl also make him the highest paid footballer on the planet Earth. He will get a yearly salary of 15.5 million Euros. Cistiano Ronaldo gets only 15 million Euros a year. It was only this year that Cristiano Ronaldo headed the top ten richest footballers. Until this anouncement was made Manchester City were having slight hopes of buying the Argentinean for a unthinkable price of 250,million pounds. But now after talks Lionel Messi will get 16.3 million Pounds. Cristiano gets 15 million pounds and Wayne Rooney will get 15.6 million pounds.
The list of the top own goal scorers in the E.p.L is made up of sadly all defenders. 1)Richard Dunn , he has scored eleven own goals.. 2) Jamie Carregher of Liverpool. Has scored nine own goals. 3) Martin Skertel of Liverpool has scored five own goals.
Monday, May 12, 2014
The Liverpool defender Martin Skertel has now scored four own goals against the top four clubs in the E.P.L He has scored two own goals against Arsenal. He has scored one against Manchester City . And one against Chelsea.
Saturday, May 10, 2014
It must surprise many of you that last year the Manchester United team played around Wayne Rooney, and provided him with the most passes. 1) Michael Carrick. 188 Passes to Wayne Rooney. 2) Juan Mata. 103 Passes to Wayne Rooney. 3)Patrice Evra. 100 Passes to Wayne Rooney. 4)Antonio Valencia. 94. Passes to Wayne Rooney. 5)Maroune Fellani. 84. Passes to Wayne Rooney.
Now how much will the three clubs that are relegated make after their last match. After this years increase in T.V. Rights, the money was it was 755,000 pounds more to the previous year. 1) Norwich City. 3.6 Million Pounds. 2)Fulham. 2.4 million pounds. 3) Cardiff City. 1.2 Million Pounds.
As all clubs have just one match left , so what will these clubs get in the end. 1) Manchester City 24. Million Pounds. 2)Liverpool. 22. Million Pounds. 3)Chelsea . 21 . Million Pounds. 4) Arsenal. 20 Million Pounds. 5) Everton. 19.2. Million Pounds. 6) Tottenham Hotspurs. 18. Million Pounds. 7)Manchester United. 16.8. Million Pounds. 8) Southampton. 15.6. Million Pounds. 9)Newcastle United. 14.4. Million Pounds. 10 ) Stoke City. 13.2. Million Pounds. 11) Crystal Palace. 12 Million Pounds. 12)West Ham United. 10.8.
The Spanish giants Real Madrid are very keen to make a juicy offer to Liverpool, for their troublsome striker from Uruguay ,Luis Suarez. Last year Arsenal were not the only club who were interested in Luis Suarez, Real Madrid were also keen. Real Madrid are even willing to make cash plus a player in exchange to Liverpool. The player is the French striker Karim Benzema.. Real are keen now knowing very well that the price of Luis Suarez could easily shoot up after the world cup.
This years Brazilian football team is announced and there are only four players who play in Brazil. This year Chelsea proovide fur f them , for the first time it has happened.Previously only Corinthians , San Pablo . Four play their football in Brazil, they are Fred, Jo,Jefferson and victor, the gtwo goalkeepers. 1) Neymar. 60 Million Euros. 2) Hulk. 48. Million Euros. 3) Thiago Silva. 40 Million Euros. 4)Oscar. 34 .Million Euros. 5)David Luiz. 26. Million Euros. 6)William. 30. Millian Euros. 7)Fernandhino. 32. Million Euros. 8Ramires. 30 Million Euros. So the team is worth more then half a billion Euros.
Friday, May 9, 2014
Arsenal have come fotward to chalenge Manchester United, for the service of seven year old Shaqueel Van Persie. He is the son of former Feynoord, Arsenal and Manchester United striker Robin Van Persie, who joined Arsenal from Feynoord for 2.70 million pounds, and was sold to Manchester United for twenty four million pounds. Now it will have to be seen which club Shaqueel will go to. Robin Van Persies wife is from Moroco.
Thursday, May 8, 2014
The Argentinean Erik Lamela joined Tottenham Hotspurs for a record thirty million pounds from A.S.Roma.He was signed by the earlier manage Andres Villas Boas. Even though he came at a vey huge price, infact it was a club record. Yes he was injured , but he has hardly gone and kicked the ball this season . Infact he has now gone and become a forgotten man altogether. And there was all talk by the Tottenham Hotspur fans that David Levy is a very smart chairman. You can judge for yourself , the money for Gareth Bale will be paid in instalments of 12.5 million pounds a year till 2017. From Real Madrid. And Real Madrid have not yet paid all he money for Luka Mordic.
The Belgian winger Adnan Januzaj , who is now ninteen years old is now getting a weekly salary of 30,000 pounds. Now according to the agent f the young footballer , who plays his football with Manchester United in the E.P.L. The agent is saying that the ninteen year old winger is being paid more then what Cristiano Ronaldo or even Lionel Messi got when they both were eighteen years old. He may be right , but will he be such good footballers like Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi. Will Adnan Januzaj ever score the number of goaals that Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi scored? Or for the matter will Adnan Januzaj ever win the Footballer of the year four times in a row, or even twice like Cristiano Ronaldo. Lionel Messi won all four by the time he was twenty four years.
The French giants P.S.G who won the French league this year , had a far leniant punishment then Manchester City. P.S.G have now been fined twenty million pounds, for failing to balance their books , and for over spending in the last two years. But one thing is not yet very clear here by U.E.F.A. They have not mentioned any punishment for when the French champions play in the Champion League next year. For example Manchester city will have to play the Champion League next year with 21, twenty one players in the squad, instead of the usuall twenty five players.. It will really hit Manchester City when players are injured or get yellow and red cards. Manchester City have till 9/5/2014 to appeal the case against U.E.F.A. Are P.S.G fined only twenty million pounds , because the president of U.E.F.A is a French man.
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Manchester City have now scored a total of hundred goals this season , and they have a game in hand. This is the second time in the E.p.L history that a club has scored a hundred odd goals in a season. The only other club to do this was Chelsea , who scored 103 goals in the year 2009/2010. This year Edin Dezko, Yaya Toure and Sergio Aguero have all reached double figures in goal tally.
Earlier on it was reported that Arsenal were very keen indeed to get the German midfielder Lars Bender, who now plays his club rfootball in Germany with Bayern Leverkusen. He was targeted to be a holding midfielder to replace the Spaniard Mikel Arteta, who joined Arsenal from Everton , a few years ago. But Lars Bender was indeed very honest here . He said he was not at all that good to play for a big club like Arsenal. He has now gone and signed a new contract with Bayern Leverkusen, who will keep him at the club till 2019.
Now that Pep Guardiola has told Bayern Munich to go ahead and decide if he is the correct manager for the German giants. And as Manchester United have gone and sacked their Manager David Moyes. Now there are only two managers who will be wanting to fill the big boots of Sir Alex Ferguson. They are the Dutch manager Louis Van Gaal and now if Pep Guardiola is sacked from Bayern Munich he will be avalible for the job, so the English club have delayed Louis Van Gaals appointment. Mind you Pep Guardiola is getting seventeen million pounds a year at Bayern Munich, the highest paid manager in the world.
Very sadly indeed the Spanish F.A has failed very badly in its duty. They just fined Vilarreal ten thousand pounds, 10,000 pounds, for racial abuse of a player. But the main culprit who through the banana at Barcelonas defender Dani Alves, is rightfully banned from entering the stadium for life. But now looking at the poor punishment , Vilarreal should have had the stand from where the banana thrown closed or for the matter , the club should have been forced to play three matches behind closed doors. That would have hurt the club very badly.It is done in Italy why not in Spain. Recently Inter Milan played behind closed doors for three matches, it is heavy loss of money for the club. Now both manchester City and P.S.G are grumbling over the peanuts as fine in Spain , but these two wqealthy clubs have to pay fifty million pounds as a fine for FINANCIAL FAIR PLAY RULES beeing broken.
It is proven over the years that the Barcelona team are one of the strongest teams in the world. But this will prove that the Barcelona team is equally strong and talented. In the ,Ladies match between Barcelona and Seville, the ninteen year old Virgina Torochelli , kicked the ball from the half line and it went into the net evading the Seville goalkeepers head. So what Lionel Messi or David Beckham could do Virginia Torocheli could do better.
The Portuguese lady manager Helena Costa , who is 36,thirty six years old, has been appointed as the first female manager in the French second league, at the club Clermont Foot. But let us look a little at hr background of football. She came from the ranks at Benfica , and she later was at Celtic in Scotland. Both these two clubs are indeed very big in their own countries. The big question is will we ever see such a thing in England? Yes we do have a female lines woman in England.
U.E.F.A the European govering body of football has long last decided to take action against football clubs failing to balance their books, and making huge losses each year, and failing to pay heed to the FINANCIAL FAIR PLAY RULES. The U.E.F.A have decided to fine the English club fifty million pounds. They will also face restrictions in the Champion League they will have to have a team of twenty one only and not twenty three players. The fifty million pounds fine may not pinch them as much as the twenty one players , with yellow cards and injury things could be hard for City. U.E.F.A has not decided as yet to apply sactions on the club, they might do it if they fail to balance their books for the next year as well. They may not be allowed to buy or sell a player either. And Manchester City will have to pay the fifty million pounds in three instalments.
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
The Italian manager carlo Anchelotti , has flatly refused to join Manchester United , after the club sacked David Moyes, after a terrible ten months. The Manchester United club offered Anchelotti a record eighteen million Euros a year, that would be better then the one paid to Pep Guardiola, who now gets seventeen million Euros atBayern Munich. Carlo Anchelotti refused the job on a few reasons. 1) Real Madrid have a better team then Manchester United, as five will retire or move else where. 2) Real Madrid will play Atletico Madrid in the inals of the champion league in Portugal 2013/2014. This could be Real Madrids tenth Champion league trophy as well.
Monday, May 5, 2014
Over the years we have seen three managers at Chelsea get sacked , after they ended the year without a single trophy even, they were as follows. 1) Claudio Ranieri. 2) Avrom Grant. 3) carlo Anchelotti. And this year Jose Mourinho has not won a single trophy , so is he on his way out? The Russian billionaire has strange ways of sacking his managers. He sacked Carlo Anchelotti , when he was about to get into the bus. This just about shows you that the Russian billionaire has lots of money, but no class whats so ever. And class has to be in your blood .
IIt was during the La Liga match between Barcelona and Getafe , that a Barcelona fan came to watch this match at The Nou Camp , nothing wrong there but he made a major mistake in wearing a Real Madrids white jersey, which is so hated by the Barcelona club and its many fans. The fan quickly realized that he was in big trouble so he covered the hated jersey with a black jacket. But the big damage was done , security gaurds quickly came and took the disloyal fan from the stands. But here in Spain they are clanish time with their regions playing a big part here, if a taxi driver was to take a passenger who is wearing a Barcelona jersey to the Real madrid stadium, and cab driver was a Real Madrid fan he will flatly refuse to take you to Santiago Bernabeu. The basque club Atletico Bilbao has only players from the Bilbao region and not a single foreigner is in their team.
Sunday, May 4, 2014
Fernando Torres did cost Chelsea fifty million pounds a record . But he was not only a failure but a complete failure , for that we must now look at how many goals he has scored and how many games he has played for Chelsea. He has scored just 44 goals in 170 games for Chelsea. He was not the player he was at Atletico Madrid or for the matter even Liverpool.
Even as there is only one match of this years E.P.L remaining to be played, this are two records . 1) Arsenal this year played their famous Tika Taka passes , it was the most by a E.P.L club, it stood at 17,995 crisp passes more then any other E.P.L team have made this year. 2) Liecester City who are now promoted to the next years E.P.L season have scored a total of 102 points. This is in the second tier club. The previos and still standing record is by Reading . They had scored 106 points in the year 2006. It looks like Ashley Cole, John Terry and Frank Lampard will not play at Chelsea again, between them they played a total of 1,609 games for Chelsea.
The 2013/2014 E.P.L season is the closest it has been for years. There was a time when Manchester United would win the title with four or five games to play, or Chelsea win with a thirteen point lead. But this year it is all tight on the top three, yes Arsenal have come forth .And will play in the champion league for seventeenth time in a row. This year both Liverpool and Manchester City are leading with eighty points, Manchester City are leading due to goal difference. But at the bottom it is equally tight, with Cardiff City and Fulham already relegated the third club to go down could be any of the four, with a point dividing them.
Friday, May 2, 2014
The Spaniard Cesc Fabregas is reported in the Spanish press that he is considered surplus at the club now, he has even been booed by the Barcelona fans themselves, a big surprise as he has done well for the club , he has scored a few goals as well. Last summer Manchester United wanted Cesc Fabregas, but they failed as Arsene Wenger said they would. They then got the big Belgian Maroaune Felliani, who flopped for Manchester United. But the price is a bit high at 29 million Euros or 23.8 million pounds. But there is a clause that says .If Barcelona want to sell Cesc Fabregas then Arsenal will be told first of the sale offer, if Arsenal reject the deal then only can another club come in the picture.
This is a new record , may not have been noticed by football fans world over. It is for the first time in a Champion League history, which really started way back in the year 1950. So in the past glorious sixty four years it will be the first time that two clubs from the same city take part in a Champion League final. And the honour goes to these two Madrid clubs Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid , the final will be played in Lisbon Portugal on 24/5/2014.Neither have A.C.Milan or Inter Milan played each other in a final. Another record is that Barcelona have played each year in the Champion League since 1950, or for the past sixty four years.
Thursday, May 1, 2014
Queen Park Rangers have spent a huge sum of seventy eight million pounds on wages itself.And they are not playing in the E.P.L even. But at the same time Atletico Madrid spent only fifty four million on wages. But they came third in Spain ilast year and this year they have reached the final of the Champion league for the year 2013/2014, they will play Real madrid in the final at Lisbon on 24/5/2014.
It is reoorted that Kasper Schmichel will not be reneiwing his contract with Leichester City . Even though he is on his last year at the club, it is said that he will be joining Arsenal instead. Kasper Schmichel is the son of Peter Schmichel, called the great Dane. He was the best goalkeeper ever seen in England , and is the goalkeeper in the Manchester United team , chosen By Sir Alex Ferguson. He is one of five goalkeepers to score a goal in the E.P.L match. It is also reported that Kasper Schmichel is wanted at A.C. Milan.
Arsenal are very keen to buy the German midfielder Lars Bender from Bayern Leverkusen, they were very keen on him last year but Arsenal offer of ninteen million pounds for him was rejected. This year they may be willing to pay twenty million pounds for him, and the price may increase if Bayern Leverkusen qualify for next years Champion League, or for the matter The World cupin Brazil. Arsenal are keen to get him to replace Mikel Arteta , who is 32 years old and on his last year of his contract next yrear. And as Arsenal missed out on Lars Bender they used matheu Flameni this year. If lars Bender joins Arsenal next season, he will be at the back pasing to Mesut Ozil andAaron Ramsey.