December 7, 2009 by Richard · Comments Off
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February 17, 2009 by Richard · Comments Off
Chelsea, in a bold move during the January transfer window, rebuffed the attempt by Machester City to lure away John Terry from its west London confines. This is another attempt to muster its forces after the club fired manager Luiz Felipe Scolari as the club side said that the English and club team captain was not for sale.
Manchester City is knee deep in its rebuilding as it is backed up by the enormously rich Abu Dhabi United group. Previously, it had tried to pry Brazilian Kaka from AC Milan but again fell short. Terry was quoted as not having been interested to move in the first place and his role now as club captain is vital to the team chemistry and hopefully eventual success.
Chelsea is mired in fourth place in the overall points standing in the Premier League. All is not lost though as it can still contend for the title. It is also in the FA Cup quarterfinals as it won over Watford three goals to one. And aside from that, it is still in the Champions League and is in contention to reach the European club finals. With this, Terry said, he is even more determined to make Chelsea regain its success in European football.
February 17, 2009 by Maira Sarfraz · Comments Off
, FIFA World player of the year for 2008, on Monday received the award at a star event being the first Premier League Player to receive an award in Zurich.
Ronaldo has received the Ballon d’Or and now is FIFA World Player of the year. He also won the FIFA’s Club World Cup with the team in 2008.
At the event, Ronaldo felt overwhelmed and was telling them his mother and sister could start the fireworks. He is very happy with one of the most vital moments in his life just happen.
Ronaldo is the first player from the Premier League to win the coveted title. In the past, the award went to Italy or Spain.
Ronald thanks the team manager for one of the reasons he was there getting the award. If not for him and his family Ronald do not think he be there getting the Player of the Year award.
February 3, 2009 by Tulsi · Comments Off
The premier league weekend ended with a big turn around in the dynamics of the league table. Liverpool has finally won a match and ae back in business. On the other hand Chelsea continue their falling form. Manchester United is still in the groove had hasn’t lost or drawn a match in the last six games. Aston Villa and Arsenal who are competing with each other for the fourth spot or UEFA Champions League entry for next year ended up in goalless draws.
Hull City, Middlesbrough and Newcastle United also drew while upcoming teams of the weekend were Stoke City, Fulham and Bolton who won their matches with a good show. Player of the weekend was Fernando Torres, the spaniard is back in form, and Kevin Davies who captained for Bolton Wanderers. Other outstanding peformance on the front was from Nevland who also managed two goals but can’t help the team win. But the controversy of the week was Lampard’s red card which was surely not a red because he had already touched the ball. The referee was close to the ball buthe still can’t see. The player showed immense nerve at that moment because he left quietly. The other controversy was Newcastle penalty which helped them to a draw.
February 2, 2009 by Tulsi · Comments Off
Robbie Keane who came to Liverpool on a 20 million pound move has returned to tottenham hotspurs for an undisclosed fee. The fee is predicted to be above what the Reds paid for him. So, Reds have definitely not lost anything by buying him in Summer.
Keane was unsettled at Anfield, especially with Benitez’s rotation policies, the player got few starts and often started from the bench. It is good that the player of Robbie’s character is back to business with his move to spurs.
There is no doubt Robbie was loved by the Reds fans but he just could not click for them. Either it was Rafa’s fault or Robbie’s or it was the fate that decided his move, but finally he is back to his original club. It is true that Robbie wanted to play for Liverpool, his boyhood dream to play for dreams has ended now. May be he was just born to play Spurs.
January 27, 2009 by Qasim · Comments Off
Chelsea boss Luiz Felipe Scolari has been unable to bring in new faces in the transfer window, and now he faces a player exodus from Stanford Bridge, as after Carlo Cudicini’s move to Tottenham Hotspur, Florent Malouda may leave for Juventus and Bratislav Ivanovic could be on his way to Fiorentina.
It was expected that Juventus would move for Malouda at the end of the season, but some reports suggest that he could well move to Turin on loan till the summer. Malouda has failed to find his feet in the Premier League, and his departure will be of no surprise to anyone.
Ivanovic, on the other hand has received very few oppurtunities in the presence of John Terry, Ricardo Carvalho and Alex since his move to Chelsea. He is set to join Fiorentina, as his agent has met with officials from the Florence based club.
“I have met with [Fiorentina director of sport Pantaleo] Corvino today and we will meet again as soon as possible,” Ivanovic’s agent, Vlado Borozan, told media.
“We are negotiating terms to take Ivanovic to Florence; the lad wants to play for Fiorentina and the club have showed they want the same thing.
January 23, 2009 by Qasim · Comments Off
Zenit St. Petersburg have rejected an improved offer from Arsenal for their Russian playmaker Andrei Arshavin.
The Gunners have been chasing Arshavin throughout the January transfer window, but their efforts seem to be in vain. After having bids of £ 10 and 12 million rejected, Arsenal stated that an improved offer of £12 million plus £3 million in add-ons was to be their final offer, aschairman Peter Hill-Wood said: “This is our final offer. We do not intend to continue to raise the sum. If we do not purchase Arshavin, then so be it.”
Zenit are said to be demanding around £ 20 million, although some reports suggest that a compromise may still be reached, as Arshavin is keen to move to a bigger club.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said about the transfer: “I’m more focused with the players I have rather than the players I can and cannot buy. He [Arshavin] is two percent of my worries. I believe we have enough quality inside here to surprise everybody, even you.
“I’m not frustrated with the proceedings,” he added. “You have to accept that everybody has a price. We don’t talk about it, we let Zenit talk.”
Barcelona’s Spanish midfielder has said that there is no chance that Real Madrid will be able to sign Lionel Messi from the Blaugrana, just like they signed Luis Figo in 2000.
Figo’s transfer made him a symbol of hate in Catalunya, and helped Florentino Perez win Real’s presidential election back then. As Perez prepares for another election this summer, the rumours are that he will promise the Board the signing of Messi, in order to sway votes in his favour.
“You have to be joking!” ,Xavi told reporters after training on Thursday afternoon. “I think that everyone at Barcelona is intelligent enough not to let the best player in the world go.”
Xavi and Messi were rested in the midweek Copa del Rey game, and Xavi said he was pleased to be a part of the team.
“I am feeling great. Everyone is planning things well. We are training properly. I have spoken to the others and we all agree,” he said. “The games where some players sit things out will help us reach the end of the season in peak condition. I am sure we’ll be strong going into the months of March, April and May.”
Inter Milan manager Jose Mourinho has strongly criticized his players after their humiliating defeat to Atalanta over the weekend.
Inter lost 3-1, and never looked in the game.La Repubblica claims that Mourinho lashed out at his players inside the changing rooms following the game. “You won a Scudetto in the court, the second because there was no competition and the third was won at the last minute. You are all a pile of shit,” Mourinho is quoted as saying.
Also, Sky Sport Italia claimed that Mourinho threw his notebook in the bin, to show his anger.
The Portugese is known to be somewhat of a perfectionist, and would be looking for an improvement from his players, as their lead at the top is now down to only 3 points, halfway through the Serie A season. Inter have not won a league game since Christmas, and meet struggling Sampdoria next weekend.
As Real Madrid prepare for elections after the resignation of President Ramon Calderon, presidential hopeful Florentino Perez is said to be thinking about bringing back Frenchman Zinedine Zidane to the club.
Perez was the club president when Zidane signed for Real in 2001, heralding the start of the Galcticos era. He won a Champions League and a La Liga title with Los Blancos in his 5 years before retiring in 2006.
If he wins the elections this summer, he would return as Real president, and he has already started planning for the future of the club.
It is reported by Spanish publication AS that Perez wants to bring Zidane in as a youth-team coach. Zizou has already spoken of his desire to fill this position and he also currently living in Madrid while his children play for the Real Madrid Infantile B.
It is also possible that Zidane could become the next sporting direstor, a position currently occupied by Pedrag Mijatovic. Also, Perez might go for Arsene Wenger as head coach in order to bring an attractive and free-flowing style of football to Santiage Bernabeu.
Real fans are sure to be excited by this news, as Zidane is an all time favourite of theirs.