Rio Ferdinand assessment of England’s Three Lions team on micro-blogging site, twitter, before they filed out against the Selecão of Brazil in the newly remodeled Maracana Stadium, Rio De Janiero on Sunday June 2, 2013 is fast becoming a bone of contention. “Last ten years, when have England played consistently well?” he tweeted. He went further and added, “So called ‘Golden Generation’ wasn’t golden because we won nothing. Great players don’t always make great teams.” A big indictment on the way English football is run by the loftily and majestically set-up England Football Association under Chairman David Bernstein.
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If recent reports are to be believed, then it appears as though David Alaba, the Bayern Munich left-back, is pushing for a move to the Emirates.
The majority of fans will be saying “no chance” and “Why would he leave the European champions after cementing a starting place at only 20 years old?”. I would be in agreement with the majority in most cases. However, it is well known that Alaba wants to play in the centre of midfield, but with Martinez and Schweinsteiger in his way, opportunities could be hard to come by.
The other crucial factor is
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The 2012/13 season was a turbulent one for Chelsea. Many including respectable football betting sites such as bwinbetting.com had expected us to at least contest keenly for the title but despite the fact that the London club made history by becoming the first team to lift both of Europe’s premier cup competitions in consecutive years, the season will no doubt be remembered for all the wrong reasons. The controversial sacking of Roberto Di Matteo, the even more controversial appointment of Rafael Benitez, the subsequent booing that followed and of course the general negativity that surrounded Chelsea for
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The curtain calls on another thrilling, entertaining and dramatic season in the La Liga and it’s no surprise there’s plenty to mull over in the aftermath. The 2012/2013 campaign saw Barcelona crowned league champions, Atletico Madrid winners of the Copa Del Rey and Real Madrid claim the Supercopa. The aforementioned trio along with Real Sociedad take the Champions League places, Valencia, Real Betis and one of either Rayo Vallecano or Sevilla will be in the Europa League and Celta Vigo escaped the dreaded trap door on the last day pushing Real Mallorca, Deportivo and Real Zaragoza into the Segunda
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So the media are currently in the process of regurgitating all their Twitter feeds into transfer speculation and ‘in the know’ bullcrap. Some of the deals being spouted make sense but a lot are written just to sell papers. This got me thinking about the possible transfer targets Arsene may be weighing up and which players would actually makes sense and improve the current squad. Below are the players I think would make the difference between our yearly fight for fourth place or the more attractive proposition of winning a trophy.
Let’s start with :-
1.Goalkeeper. I’m sure majority
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Norwich City fans should be nothing less then ecstatic for capturing the signing of Ricky Van Wolfswinkel for a record breaking 8 million Pounds from Portuguese Giants Sporting Lisbon. According to many the best online betting sites for you to become a registered member who I always trust when it comes to transfer news Ricky Van Wolfswinkel was odds on to stay in the Portuguese league but against all odds, we managed to pull it off which to me is an exciting news.
Born in the town of Woudenberg in the Utrecht district, Van Wolfswinkel broke goalscoring
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Dazet Wilfried Armel Zaha, Crystal Palace winger cum forward played his part in the match labeled the most expensive in the Npower Championship and ensured the club walked out of Wembley about £120m richer at the end of 120 minutes of exciting and exhilarating football. The young man and one of the most exciting prospects of the Npower Championship of 2012/2013 set the stadium ablaze with his electrifying display and Crystal Palace fans won’t love to see him go. He’s transcended from the wet-behind-the-ears youngster to the hub of the newly promoted club. Pacy, skillful, good dribbler of
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So the worst kept secret in the history of football is out. Jose Mourinho has returned to Chelsea as manager for a second spell in charge, much to the delight of Chelsea fans. The Special One, who has always remained a favourite at Stamford Bridge, signed a 4-year contract with the London club. Aside from being a fan favourite, Mourinho brings guaranteed success, something that’s always a bonus.
However, there are 2 sides to a coin. Mourinho’s method of success is notorious for being short-term and expensive. He is yet to last more than 3 seasons at any club
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It is no longer news that Wenger is keen to bolster the Arsenal defence. The French boss have been linked with plethora of center backs with Premier League duo of Swansea’s Ashley Williams and Liverpool’s Marin Skrtel been the front runners. Goal reports that the Gunners are close to sealing a deal for Wales and Swansea captain having already agreed personal terms with him, transfer fee with Swansea seems the only bone of contention but in a twist to the news, the Sun reports that the Gunners are weighing up a 12 million pounds bid for Liverpool’s defender Martin
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Some things aren’t meant to co-exist no matter what…Good and evil doesn’t. Light and darkness don’t co-habit, neither does blood mix with water. By the time money and television got introduced to sports in the 20th century, however, football and scandals began living side-by-side. Misdeeds that would normally hand a tax-paying citizen a jail term only attracted sympathies to a remorseful footballer and in the worst case, a slap on the wrist. How football and scandals managed to break the laws of nature and contrived to co-exist remains an awesome wonder.
In October 1995, Eric Cantona karate-kicked a Crystal
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