September 19, 2011 by Richard · Comments Off
The seemingly never-ending summer transfer window is finally behind us. But the rumors are already starting to trickle in regarding the mid-season window in January.
One of those discusses that off English footballing icon David Beckham, whose contract in Major League Soccer expires after this season (the MLS season ends in October). The interested part appears to be suspected relegation battlers Queens Park Rangers, who advanced to the English Premier League after finishing first in the NPower Championship last season.
The addition of Becks would definitely bolster the Hoops’ chances of avoiding the top three, with his set piece prowess giving them a chance to steal points from difficult matches.
But Beckham isn’t the type of player to turn a season around all on his lonesome. Never one to beat a defender one-on-one or create for himself, Beckham is much more of a provider, meaning he needs players around him getting into the right positions and finishing. That showed during his time in L.A., where he struggled at first with a Galaxy side that lacked difference makers aside from Landon Donovan. This year and last, they have turned it around by building a much better unit, and should challenge for silverware this season with Becks in fine form, leading the league in assists.
Clearly, if Beckham does leave the U.S., he’ll be a welcomed addition to any team. But his effectiveness has always been dependent on those around him, meaning a switch to QPR (a team that have struggled with finishing and don’t have a proven EPL goal scorer) is not necessarily a home run.
December 22, 2009 by Richard · Comments Off
Manchester United Football Club is a English Premier League football club who play in Greater Manchester. The club was formed in 1878 as Newton Heath, who joined the Football League in 1892 and has played on the top division of English football since 1938 except for the 1974–75 seasons. The average attendances at the club have been higher than any other team in English football for all but six seasons since 1964-65. Manchester United is the reigning English champions after winning the 2008-09 Premier League.
They are one of the most successful in the history of English football and won 22 major honors since alex Ferguson became manager in November 1986. In 1968, they became the first English club to win in the European Cup that beat Benfica 4–1. They won another European Cup as part of Treble in 1999, and in 2008 a third one and became runner-up in 2009. They hold the joint record for the most English league titles with 18 and the record for the most FA Cup wins with 11.
February 18, 2009 by Maira Sarfraz · Comments Off
Landon Donovan is happy and comfortable in Bayern Munich. Donovan like David Beckham is on loan from the Los Angeles Galaxy. Beckham recent play with the Milan has given Donovan a boost to possible stay where he is in Munich.
Donovan reported he was happy to be right where he is today. Even thou he would be missed in Los Angeles Galaxy club, he would love to stay and not sure his homeland is the place to be.
With a two goal score for Donovan in the Mainz game 5-0 Donovan is thinking the move over to stay.
Beckham has given Donovan the confidence to play and make it there with the team. Both Beckham and Donovan stay in touch.
February 17, 2009 by Richard · Comments Off
Britain’s most read tabloid, The News of the World has reported recently that AC Milan has offered David Beckham new terms for an eighteen month contract with the amount unstipulated in its continued effort to keep the English midfielder in its fold.
The 33-year-old footballer has been playing for the Milanese club as he was loaned by his current club side MLS LA Galaxy. The end of that loan deal has come and passed and LA Galaxy is expecting the return of the star as it opens its season on March 9. During the loan, Beckham impressed many as to his form as he can still play at the top-notch levels of football and has become a vital cog in the AC Milan offence.
This has emboldened AC Milan to sign the former English captain to play for AC Milan in its Serie A matches. This has not been taken well by LA Galaxy, Beckham’s current owners. They have rejected a previous offer made for the buy out of the hundred plus million dollar contract Beckham signed a couple of years back. This in turn fuelled the desire of the Italian club side to sign the player.
As the negotiations for the services of Beckham continue, AC Milan captain Paolo Maldini has expressed his thoughts on the whole matter. He said that playing with the English midfielder has been a “happy marriage” and looks forward to have Becks play alongside him in Serie A competition.
Maldini hopes that the contractual discussions would be resolved soon enough and he echoes his Milanese boss’s sentiments, even urging the club to make an offer to permanently retain the services of Beckham. Initially, Beckham was on loan to the San Siro club for two months and since then an offer has been made by the Italian side to the tune of £6 million which was rejected by the owner of MLS club LA Galaxy, who Beckham signed with for five years. The star midfielder is on his second year of the hundred million dollar plus deal, but has largely been a disappointment as the club has had losing seasons with him onboard.
Beckham playing the midfield with Maldini has proven productive for AC Milan. With this in mind, another offer is in the works to make this marriage a permanent one, at least for the next few years.
The deadline provided by MLS side LA Galaxy to AC Milan has passed and after the rejection of Italian side’s offer for the midfielder’s services, Beckham is scheduled to return to the United States. This after the two-month loan agreement signed by the clubs for the Englishman’s services has already lapsed.
Beckham has been vocal about remaining in AC Milan, mainly due to his desire to play top ranked football to bolster his chances of being capped for the 2010 World Cup England team. Earlier, Beckham signed a smashing five year hundred million dollar deal with the US club side but has only helped to lead the team to nine wins, fourteen losses and seven draws in the 2009 season, worse than his 2008 debut.
The saga is still unfolding as Beckham has an-opt out clause in his contract available to him at the end of 2009 and there are many indications that the Italian side is still coming up with an offer that is acceptable to the MLS LA Galaxy management. Let us all sit tight then and see how Beckham can bend this one to reach his goal.
The revenues of football Spanish football side Real Madrid top the list for 2008. Manchester United comes in a close second and this is mainly due to the depreciating value of the English pound.
The study was conducted by Deloitte’s Sports, a private firm, and in its year long review, the report showed that the Madrid based club earned revenues amounting to €365.8 million or roughly $471.9 million. Manchester United’s fortune has changed dramatically due to exchange rate fluctuations, making it worth €324.8 million for the year.
Despite the gripping financial crisis, Real Madrid has had a steady four percent growth rate for revenue in the 2007 to 2008 season. It has since 2002 doubled its annual revenue. It has had on pitch success as well, winning the La Liga title for the 31st time. But like all businesses, the commercial revenue for the club has dipped significantly as its previous shirt sponsor, BenQ Mobile has filed for chapter 11 protection and David Beckham, one of the club’s main draws has transferred to MLS club LA Galaxy.
January 27, 2009 by Qasim · Comments Off
AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani has declared that David Beckham is keen to stay at the club after his loan spell runs out. Galliani said that the club are also pleased to have him at the club, and would look at the possibility of permanently signing him.
“If Galaxy change ideas with Beckham then we will evaluate the situation and we will keep him,” Galliani told Sky Sport Italia. We have to see what happens, if he manages to free himself from his contract with LA Galaxy then we will be waiting for him with open arms. The player wants to stay with us, but he knows he has to return.
“We will buy him if he frees himself. Beckham will be happy as he has returned to play in a big club.
“The player and his representatives know that Milan are willing to buy him on a permanent basis.
“I don’t know his wage figures as we didn’t ask about this and I am not aware of any clauses in his contract with the Los Angeles Galaxy.
“Surely, Milan would take him on straight away if he was available, but he isn’t.”
Although Galliani is keen for Beckham to stay, he doesn’t want to force the issue without the approval of LA Galaxy: “If Galaxy decide not to sell him then they will not. They have been really nice with us. The were kind and they have been very good. I want to thank Galaxy and I have no intention to fight with them,” he added. “Both clubs decided that the player will go back in March, but we will see if Beckham is available to stay.”
January 19, 2009 by Qasim · Comments Off
AC Milan’ English midfielder David Beckham is certainly not impressed by the financial strngth of Manchester City, as he still believes that only his old club, Manchester United are still the noteworthy club from the city of Manchester.
“I only care about Manchester United personally,” the former Old Trafford favourite said in The Sun. City have been bought by a company now and there’s a lot of money there. But for me, United are the only team in Manchester.”
City have been chasing his team-mate Kaka with a huge deal, but Beckham has been trying to convince the player to stay at Milan. “Kaka doesn’t need my advice. He will decide what he wants to do,” he.
“It’s not always about money. It’s about playing for the best team, playing with the best players in the world and winning trophies and being successful.
“He’s one of the best players in the world and every Milan player is there to support him and encourage him, but we will see. We want him to stay.”
January 18, 2009 by Qasim · Comments Off
AC Milan’s new signing David Beckham was pleased with his team’s narrow 1-0 win over Fiorentina on Saturday.
He said: “It was a difficult game for all the circumstances and the atmosphere there was around us. The important thing was to win and we succeeded, and we managed to play better”.
Beckham hinself playde well, linking up well with his team-mates before being substituted on the 80 minute mark.