Thursday, January 31, 2013
Arsene wenger always takes his time to sign a player, and he does not announce early who he wants like other managers. He also will not buy a player who is 31 years of age. So David Villa was really not in his plans. He has brought players on the last day very often. But then the price is much higher . Players he got on the last day are Andrea Arshavin, Mikel Arteta, Andrea Santos and now Nacho Montreal. He got Nacho Montreal as Kieron Gibbs was to be out for three weeks with a injury.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The Dutch midfielder and play maker Wesley Sneijder has finally made his move from Inter Milan in Italy. He has now gone and joined Turkish giants Galatasary for a sum of 8.3 million pounds. Last year Sir Alex Ferguson was very keen to buy him as a replacement of Paul Scholes who had retired. Sir Alex Ferguson managed to convince Paul Scholes to come out of retirement and play for two more years, Scholes has said that he will definitely retire this year as he is 38 years old. The other point that delayed the buy of the Dutch man was he wanted a weekly salary of 200,000 pounds. Ferguson was not willing to pay that much.
Sunday, January 27, 2013
The big Ivory Coast striker Dider Drogba who left Chelsea last year to join a club in China. The Russian billionaire Roman Abromobvich ,refused to give him a two year contract he was only willing to give one year contract as he was 34 years old. But he has had a very unhappy time in China. The Chelsea owner did a u turn and was willing to take Drogba back, as he admitted that the 50 million pound signing of Fernando Torres was a big flop. Now the latest we hear is that Galatasrry are willing to pay him six million pounds after tax, and a longer contract as well as a champion league matches. And do not forget they have already got the Dutch midfielder and play maker Wesley Sneijder.
Friday, January 25, 2013
The long haired defender from Argentina called Fabrico Colochini , who plays his club football in England with the club called Newcastle United, for the past few years. He was a loyal servant to the club and was their captain as well. But in the january transfer window of 2013 he had asked for a transfer back to the Argentinean club St Lorenzo, where his father is working. He wanted to leave on percenal grounds. But the coach Alan Pardew and the club were not having anything of it. They told him to pay up seven million pounds, which was his buy out clause. Colochini has decided to stay at the club till the end of the season, and avoid paying the seven million pounds.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Eden Hazard who plays for Chelsea, was shown a straight red card for kicking a ball boy in the ribs. He says he actually wanted to kick the ball and not the boy. The boy Charlie Morgan is the son of a self made millionaire Mr morgan But Hazard apologized to Charlie. The question asked why was Charlie so close to the player and the pitch. But let me remind you the law says you can not kick anything but the ball on the pitch. For example Arsene Wenger was given a straight red card for kicking a water bottle in disgust.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
India has four referees who have qualified and are appointed by F.I.F.A. One such referee named M.B.Santosh Kumar, who lives in the city of Kottyam in Kerala. But as the main sport in India is cricket, but football is a big game in Kerala. But sadly M.B. Santosh Kumar has to work in double shifts to support his family, one is to even drive a autorickshaw. After all referees after a certain age can no longer work as referees for F.I.F.A, they will lack fitness. He has already written to the Chief Minister of Kerala for help.But there is no reply. At the same time the referees in Europe are engineers, lawyers and even policemen.
The Brazilian coach of world cup winner in 2002 Luis Felipe Scolari, has recalled a few footballers who were kept in the football wilderness by the previous manager . They include Ronoldhino ,the goalkeeper Julio Cesar . They will be playing against England in a friendly match at Wembley.
David Beckham was at Chelsea for a trial. But it was not at all for him. Actually the trial was for his 14 year old son Brooklyn Beckham. The crowd thought that David Beckham had come for a trial at Chelsea, as he no longer has a club, as his term with The Los Angles Galaxy is all over.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Bradford club become the first fourth tier club in history ever to reach and play in the final at Wembley stadium. They did it after beating Aston Villa.
The E.P.L club tottenham Hotspurs have made a neat loss of 4.3 million pounds for the year 2011/2012. The main reason for this was they lost out the fourth place to Chelsea. Even though Tottenham Hotspurs came fourth in the table last year , they were cruelly lost their spot to Chelsea as Chelsea won the Champion league for 2011/2012, and Chelsea took fourth place .
Monday, January 21, 2013
Michal Platini the president of U.E.F.A for the past six years, had earlier said that the walking out by the A.C.Milan player cristian Boateng in a friendly match, where he was racially abused, in fact the whole A.c.Milan team walked out of the pitch. Both Michal Platini and Sepp Blatter said it was wrong to do it . And Blatter even said that points would be deducted if they walked out like this. I do agree walking will not solve the racial problem in football, we have to solve the problem by banning these idiots who do it for life , and putting them in jail for trial. But now both Platini and Sepp Blatter are praising Boateng and A.c.Milan for their stand they took. It clearly shows these two presidents of football do not know what is happening in football today. In fact Blatter said racial attacks do not exit in footbal, what a fool.
The father of Jose Pepe Reina, the Spanish and Liverpool goalkeeper, Miguel Jose Reina, who was the former goalkeeper of both Barcelona and Spain, says very confidently that his son Jose Reina will go back to end his career at Barcelona, even if he is thirty years old.Reina has lost his place at Liverpool. Now the Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes has said he will not sign a new contract at Barcelona, even though he came from the Barcelona youth team, even Reina started his career there at twelve years. The gossip in the football world is that Barcelona will sell Victor Valdes to Manchester United, as Ferguson has lost patience with David de Gea.
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Ashley Cole the England and Chelsea defender has finally agreed a new one year contract at the club , for players who are thirty years old. Arsenal are doing it for years now. Ashley Cole wanted a two year deal. But he has finally agreed for a one year new contract and he will get a weekly salary of over 200,000 pounds. Not bad for a thirty year old footballer.
The Russian billionaire and owner of F.C.Chelsea , is now fast running out of choosing a good manager for Chelsea.He has sacked far to many of them. 1) Jose Mourinho. 2) Avram Gtant. 3) Luis phil scolari. 4) Guus Hiddink. 5) Andrea villas boas. 6) Carlo Anchelotti. 7)Danny DeMatteo. 8) Rafael Benitez. Mind you he will have to pay each manager he sacks a compensation.And also pay the other club as well.
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Pep Guardiola the former Spain and Barcelona player. Who was at Barcelona as head coach and won fourteen trophies there.And was in big demand all over as a manager. Both Chelsea and Manchester United were hoping against hope he would manage their club one day. But he chose German giants Bayern Munich instead, the reason being Chelsea hire and fire their managers far to often, even after winning trophies.Carlo Anchelotti won the E.P.L and the F.A and was still sacked.And all their players are got at huge prices all inflated prices. While Guardiola was the coach of the Barcelona youth team at THE LA MASSIA, and todays players at Barcelona all came from there like Mess, Xavi, Puyol,Andrea Iniesta, Victor Valdez came from there. But Bayern believe in developing players like Thomas Muller.
In his career Alex Ferguson has missed out on some famous footballers, failing to get them at Manchester United. These include Paul Gasgoine , and Alan Shearer. But one less known player then to slip through his fingers was Gareth Bale, then playing for Southampton, It was not the player who rejected the deal it was Southampton. Ferguson got Paul Ince to replace Paul Gasgoine.
Friday, January 18, 2013
Pep Guardiola the former Barcelona player and manager, who won 14 trophies with Barcelona at his time with the club. He had decided to take a break from football, and many clubs were waiting for his service after this break. The clubs were Chelsea and Manchester United. But the football world was in for a shock pep Guardiola chose Bayern Munich instead as club to manage. In fact Alex Ferguson even had a few meetings with Pep Guardiola in New York.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
It is indeed a big worry for England football, s the players who play for England , the talented ones like John Terry, Frank Lampard, Ashley Cole and Steven Gerrard are in their thirties. But the young footballers are not of the same class to math say the young Germans or the Spaniards. Geoff Hurst the world cup winner in 1966 , and the only player to score a hat trick in a world cup final match. This is what he says England will not win a world cup for another century at least. The reason being to many foreign players are taking the main place in a E.p.L team And let us be honest the English players are far to greedy, take the case of Wayne Rooney and Theo Walcott.
The Italian club Napoli were in trouble in Italy for match fixing, after the 2010 match verses Sampdoria.The Napoli goalkeeper Matteo Gianello , paulo Canavaro the younger brother of world cup winner Fabio Canavaro and Gianluca Grava confessed to match fixing. Matteo Gianello ban was reduced from 39 months to 21 months. And both Paulo Canavaro and Gianluca Grava had six moths ban each. The club fine was reduced from 70,000 Euros to 50 Euros. The big win was Napoli got back their two points which was deducted. That makes them just two points behind the leader Juventus. This was a big legal win for both the club and fans of Naples.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The French footballer Malouda who plays for Chelse, has now been frozen out by both their managers Di Mateo as well as Rafael Benitez . But it makes no difference to the player as he he is getting a fat weekly salary of 100,000 pounds. There was a plan to sell him to the Brazilian club Santos, but the Santos were not keen to pay that salary, and it fizzled out. Rafael Benitez has been at Chelsea for 56 days, and Molouda have not met with each other at all.
Barcelona shop for a new goalkeeper, as their long time goalkeeper Victor Valdez , who came from their youth academy and is also 31 years old he has now stalled in his contract talks, forcing Barcelona to shortlist of goalkeepers.Their sporting director Andoni zubezerata , who was Barcelonas goalkeeper under Cruiff. They have short listed a few goalkeepers. 1) David De Gea.Manchester United. 2) Maarten Skelkenburg. Roma. 3)Bern leno. Bayern Leverkusen. 4) Vincente Gauita. Valencia.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Robin Van Persie the Dutch striker who joined Manchester United from Arsenal for 24 million pounds. Robin Van Persie his father, mother and wife all said he would not leave Arsenal. But all the same he did join Manchester United for a huge 24 million pounds, mind you he is running 30 years , and a injury prone player. Manchester City were also keen on him. But the reason he chose Manchester United is not the weekly salary which Manchester City could pay.The weekly salary was 200,000 pounds. The man who made the difference was the former Manchester United Dutch goalkeeper Edwin Van DerSar who convinced Robin Van Persie to join Manchester United.
The Arsenal fans can really have good news now. The club is willing to spend big now. The reason is that Arsenal have now finally paid up for the money it owed , for the building of their brand new Emirates stadium. It is far bigger then their old Highbury stadium, which was far smaller to the Emirates that has a sitting capacity of 60,400. Let me ask the readers how many clubs can do it in these hard times with a few recessions affecting the country as well. The mighty Chelsea have failed to do so,Liverpool and Everton have failed to share a stadium . West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspurs are fighting over the Olympic Stadium. And by the way even with out this big spending , and paying heavy interest Arsenal have reached the Champion league every year for fifteen year in a row. Name a club to do it in the world. Arsenal must be congrajulated for doing it with young players they develop, and big clubs fly like hawks to take their players at huge salaries all inflated.
Monday, January 14, 2013
The French right back has so far refused to sign a new contract, and his contract comes to a end soon.So he will have to be sold. Mind you this is the same player who said Arsenal should not sell their players every year. He has also broken his leg twice in one year. Arsene wenger has been looking for a replacement for Sagna has his desire for the club is not there like before, and he is making mistakes as well. Wenger often shops in France, as those players are cheaper then those developed in England. He is now looking at the Ivory Coast born 20 year old defender Serge Aurier, who plays his club football with Toulouse.
The Colombian striker Radamel Falcao, who plays his club football in Spain with Atletico Madrid, he scored 17 goals in16 games for the club. He had joined Atletico Madrid for a big amount as a replacement for Sergio Aguero , who left for Manchester City for a big price.Falcao came from F.C.Porto. Chelsea was having plans to sell Fernando Torres back to Atletico Madrid, as their patience has run thin with him, and his failure to score many goals. Now Chelsea will have to look elsewhere for a striker.
Friday, January 11, 2013
Over the years many clubs have brought footballers on a real bargain, here are a few. 1) Lionel Messi. From Newell BOYS. to F.C. Barcelona. Absolutely free. 2) Demba ba, Free. 3)Nikolas Anelka. P.S.G TO Arsenal. 500,000 pounds. 4)Peter Schmeichel. To Manchester United For 505 ,000 Pounds. 5)Cesc Fabregas From Barcelona to Arsenal. For 700,000 pounds6) 6) Eric Cantona. From Leeds to Manchester United. For1.2 Million Pounds. 7) Tim Cahil. Milawall to Everton. For.1.5. Million Pounds. 8)Ole Gunner Solskjaer. To Manchester United. For 1.5 Million pounds. 8) Michu. From raya Valacano to Swansea. For 2.2 Million pounds. 9) Robin Van Persie. From Feynoord to Arsenal. For 2.75 Million pounds. 10) Sami Hypia To Liverpool. For2.6. Million Pounds. Joe Hart. To Manchester city . In 2006 For 600,000 Pounds. 11) Edwin Van Der Sar . From Fulham to Manchester United. For 2 Million Pounds. 12)Vincent Kompany. From Hamburg to Manchester City for 6 Million poundfs.
Chelsea are now willing to pay Real Madrid 22 million pounds for the Croatian midfielder and play maker luka Modric . modric has scored just one goal in nineteen games for real Madrid, and is not even on the bench for some of the games. Chelsea are looking for a player of real quality to fill the shoes of Frank Lampard, and mid you they are large ones to fill. Lampard has been told to look for another club.
Thursday, January 10, 2013
In the F.I.F.A team announced on January 7/1/2013. Not a single footbasller from a club playing his football in Germany, Holland, Italy, England or Portugal made it, all the eleven came from three Spanish clubs, Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid. Ashley Cole is crying and saying he was not in the eleven as he failed to get a Spanish passport.This is not the truth at all. Those playing in the E.P.L just were not good enough to be there. Jammie Redknapp a former player and now a pundit has chosen a team from the E.P.L.. 1) Joe Hart. 2) Glen Johnson. 3)Vincent Kompany. 4)Nemanja Vidic,. 5) Ashley Cole. 6) Sandro. 7) Juan Mata. 8)David Silva. 9)Luiz Suarez. 10) Robin Van Persie. 11) Gareth Bale. Are they as good as the eleven chosen by F.I.F.A.Not likely.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
When Lionel Messi won THE BALLOON d Or for the forth time in a row. It was year in which Messi scored 91 goals in a calender year. He had broken the record by the great German striker Gerd Muller , who was goal scoring machine in the 1960s and 1970s. Lionel Messi broke that record of Gerd Muller of 85 goals in a calender year , that had stood for 40 long years. Gerd Muller had scored those 85 goals in the year 1972. Lionel Messi has sent Gerd Muller a signed Barcelona jersey. It also has these words . WITH MY RESPECTS AND ADMIRATION, AND HUGS. This clearly shows his humbleness and money has not gone into his head.
According to the Spanish sports paper Marca 704 people were surveyed on the work and popularity of the manager Jose Mourinho, it was 54.4 percent in his favour before the game in which e substituted Iker casillas with Antonio Adan as the goalkeeper. Real Madrid lost that match and are 16 points behind their Arch rival Barcelona, for the title. It has now fallen even further-to 41.8 percent . And may fall even further if Real Madrid fail to win a trophy. and the Real madrid fans are getting angry and impatient with him.
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Arsenal are now almost there with the new contract with Theo walcott. walcott had 60,000 pounds as a weekly salary, Arsenal then increased it to 75,000 pounds. But Theo walcott was demanding 100,000 pounds as weekly salary..This would make him the highest paid player at Arsenal now, as their highest paid player is Lukas poldoski who gets 90,000 pounds as weekly salary. 23 year old walcott wanted a central position and not a winger as well. If they do agree the five year deal , and keep him till 2017 he will get 25 million pounds in all in those five years.
Monday, January 7, 2013
The best managers of the year went to the following. The best manager for men went to the Spaniard Vincente Del Bosquet. The best manager for women went to the manager of the ladies team of U.S.A Pia Soulage, during the womens world cup. The Puskas goal of the year for the best goal of the year went to Slovakian striker Miraslov Stock for his goal for Fenerbache verses Genclerbigi. The best lady footballer went to the U.S.A player Wambach, it was the first time a American won it since 2002 , when Mia Haam won it.
The F.F.F.A team of the year for 2012 was entirely made of players who play their club football in Spain. The ten players were from either Barcelona or Real Madrid, only Radamel Falcao was playing for another Spanish club called Atletico Madrid.This just shows the strength of Spanish clubs. 1) Iker Casillas. Real Madrid. 2)Danny Alves.. Barcelona. 3)Gerrard Pique. Barcelona. 4) Sergio Ramos. Real Madrid. 5) Marcelo. Real Madrid. 6) Andrea Iniesta. Barcelona. 7) Xavi Alonso. Real Madrid. 8) Xavi Hernandez. Barcelona. 9)Cristiano Ronaldo. Real Madrid. 10) Lionel Messi. Barcelona. 11) Radamel Falcao. Atletico Madrid.
Lionel Messi won the Ballon d Or for the forth year in succession, the only player to do it. The other three footballers to win it three times are Mickal Platini, Johan Cruyff.They all won it three times only. Lionel Messi had scored a total of 91 goals for both Barcelona and Argentina, a new record. The other two candidates for the trophy were Cristiiano Ronaldo and Andrea Iniesta. Messi collected over 40 percent of the vote, Ronaldo got 23 percent of the vote and Iniesta got over 10 percent. And mind you Lionel Messi is only 25 years old , and has won it each year from 2009.
Sunday, January 6, 2013
A.C.Milan re trying to balance their books. As the FINANCIAL FAIR PLAY rule comes into place A.C.Milan are trying to balance their books. Last year they sold both Zalatin Ibrahimovic as well as Thiago Silva . Not only did they get a good price for these two players, both these players had huge weekly salaries as well. This January transfer window 2013 they have sold another striker Alexander Pato to a Brazilian club Corinthians , mainly cut weekly salary and he was a injury prone player as well. A.C,Milan are also trying to sell another of their strikers, Brazilian Robhino back to Santos, but here the price has not yet been reached. Clubs like Manchester City andManchester United buy players without selling players first.
Luka Modric the Croatian midfielder and play maker , who was a big success at Tottenham Hotspurs in the E.P.L. He joined Real Madrid for a massive 33 million pounds. But sadly he has failed at Real Madrid in a total of eight games he has scored only one goal. According to a opinion pole in Spain for the worst summer buy in Spain in 2012? The footballer who was voted as the worst buy is Luka Modric, hee you have to see the price for him, 33 million pounds, just one goal and mostly warming the seat.And also collecting a huge weekly salary , puts him as the worst summer buy. But what future does he have? Now Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester city are keen to get him, and Tottenham Hotspur as well. Chelsea are the keenest to buy, as Frank Lampard will leave Chelsea in the summer, he, Luka Modric could fill the bots. Tottenham Hotspurs have told Real Madrid that Gareth Bale will cost them 60 million pounds.
Friday, January 4, 2013
Harry Redknapp got a surprise call from one agent of the Dutch midfielder Wesley Sneijder, who plays his club football in Italy with Inter Milan. As Queen Park rangers are last in the table in the E.P.L.It was a big shock for all. But we must remember that both Arsenal and Chelsea have both rejected him, as he wants 200,000 weekly salary, far to much for a player who is past his glory days and did not play last year. The big question is will Mr Fernandez the owner of Queen Park Rangers afford this type of salary.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
The biggest shock in the E.p.L so far in the 2012/2013 season was the in the match between Chelsea verses Queen Park Rangers. Chelsea with their billionaire owner and Queen Park Rangers with the rich man from Asia Mr Tony Fernandez. It was a battle between Goliath and David, the top four club and the last club. Chelsea made the mistake of resting Juan Mata and Eden Hazard. The Chelsea old boy Shawn Wright Philip came to haunt them from the bench. He joined Chelsea from Manchester City for 21 million pounds, but failed at Chelsea. He moved to Queen Park Rangers, and will be a hero over night, as he scored the winning goal in the 78 minute. Those three point are priceless for the club and Harry Redknapp.
Even though there have been many good footballers to play in the E.P.L over the years, only five footballers have played over five hundred games in the E.P.L. 1) Ryan Giggs. 2) Gary Speed. 3) David James . 4) Emile Heskey. 5) Philip Neville.
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
In the summer of 2012 , the two Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona brought two footballers who were playing for two well known English clubs. The Croatian Luca Modric , midfielder come play maker , eventually joined Real Madrid , after a great deal of wrangling about the transfer money as well as terms and weekly salary , in fact it went for over two years. But he was a big flop in a total of nineteen matches he has scored only one goal. The other player was the Cameroon midfielder Alexander Song , who was playing for Arsenal, his price was less but he was the player to assist Robin Van Persie for most of his goals.But at Barcelona he was playing as a defender.