Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Netherlands haunt Spain in a Fresh Encounter....

Netherlands revived bitter Spanish memories from last year's World Cup finals when they beat a second-string La Roja 2-0 in a friendly on Tuesday to become the first team to inflict two defeats on coach Vicente del Bosque.
Rather than reliving their World Cup final triumph against the Dutch from 2010, Spain were overrun in the opening 20 minutes at the Amsterdam Arena, falling behind to goals from Stefan de Vrij in the 13th minute and Davy Klaassen three minutes later.
The superiority of the home side recalled their 5-1 thrashing of the Spanish in the group stage in Brazil last year, a defeat which signalled the end of Spain’s glittering six-year run when they won the 2008 and 2012 European Championships and the 2010 World Cup.
Del Bosque, who had not lost twice to the same side since taking over in 2008, did field a largely experimental lineup, with Malaga forward Juanmi and Sevilla midfielder Vitolo making their international debuts.
However, he will have been concerned that the presence of the likes of experienced campaigners Cesc Fabregas and Santi Cazorla in his midfield did not prevent Netherlands from running away with the match in the early stages.
Spain and Netherlands have both stuttered in qualifying for Euro 2016, the Dutch in particular struggling at the halfway stage in Group A.

Friday, 27 March 2015

Rumurs or Truth that Barca Legend Xavi Leaving the Club ?

Xavi's agent has declined to comment on reports the Barcelona midfielder is set to leave the La Liga leaders at the end of the season and sign a lucrative contract with Qatari side Al Sadd.
Xavi, 35, has played for Barca a record 751 times since he graduated from the academy to the first team in 1998 but has had limited playing time this season under coach Luis Enrique.
His agent, Ivan Corretja, told Reuters on Friday he had no comment on reports in Spanish media that Xavi was poised to agree a three-year deal with Al Sadd worth 10 million euros ($10.8 million) a season with an option for a further season.
One of the most decorated footballers of all time, Xavi defined Barca and Spain's spectacularly successful 'tiki-taka' possession-based playing style.
He represented La Roja 133 times, a record for an outfield player and only bettered by goalkeeper and captain Iker Casillas, and was a key figure in Spain's glittering run when they won the 2010 World Cup and the 2008 and 2012 European Championships.
Xavi, who has won three Champions League crowns, seven La Liga titles and a host of other trophies with Barca, made his debut for Spain in a friendly against the Netherlands in November 2000.
He played in four World Cups and three European Championships and won 100 of his 133 matches for the Iberian nation, controlling play from a central position, regularly providing assists and also scoring the occasional goal.
His last appearance for Spain was a bitter 5-1 reverse to the Netherlands in their opening Group B match at the World Cup finals in Brazil in June.

Al Sadd were AFC Champions League winners in 2011 and also triumphed at the Asian Club Championship in 1989.

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Real Madrid Suspend Club Member after Gareth Bale’s Car Targeted...

Real Madrid have suspended a club member and banned him from their facilities pending an inquiry after three men insulted players and struck at least one of their vehicles as they were leaving the training ground on Sunday.

Gareth Bale
Players including Gareth Bale and Jesé were targeted along with the coach, Carlo Ancelotti, after they arrived back in Madrid following their 2-1 defeat at barcelona in the clásico.

Footage published in Spanish media showed one man striking Jesé’s car window and yelling insults. When Bale and Ancelotti left they were also insulted and two men tried to punch and kick Bale’s vehicle as security guards looked on. Sergio Ramos stopped to ask the men what they were doing before driving on.

Real said one of the three men had been identified as a club member and had been suspended pending a disciplinary committee hearing which would decide whether to expel him.

“Real Madrid has also informed the National Antiviolence Commission of the incidents and identified the perpetrators, asking that the sanctions they consider appropriate be applied,” the club said.

Real’s defeat at the Camp Nou left them four points behind the leaders, Barça, with 10 games left.
Footage published in Spanish media showed one man striking Jesé’s car window and yelling insuBale and Ancelotti left they were also insulted and two men tried to punch and kick Bale’s vehicle as security guards looked on. Sergio Ramos stopped to ask the men what they were doing before driving

Sunday, 22 March 2015

Barcelona take lead to a 2-1 victory over Real Madrid in the Clasico..

Ex-Liverpoolstar Luis Suarez scored the winner on Sunday, threadingthe needle to lead Barcelona to a 2-1 victory over Real Madrid in the Clasico. The win solidified Barcelona’s grip on the La Liga title and kept an out-of-sorts Real Madrid side firmly in crisis.

But this 230th meeting of what is simply the greatest club game in the world also lived up to expectations. For much of the match, it was a scorching game largely free of the extracurricular activities that have marred past meetings between the two sides. Featuring two of the best attacking tridents anywhere in world football – and the two greatest living players – this was a Clasico that lived up to its billing.
Real Madrid had won this fixture in October by an impressive 3-1 margin, dealing Barcelona what was at that time their first loss of the season. And that helped spark a run of form that saw them reel off 22 straight wins – and spark talks of crisis at Camp Nou as the New Year rang in.
But entering this game, the teams were heading in opposite directions, with Real crashing out of the Copa del Rey, falling behind in the La Liga race, and getting walloped by cross-town rivals Atletico in the derby. Cristiano Ronaldo was seen mouthing obscenities at his own fans after Madrid made heavy weather of Champions League play against Schalke, and there was a feeling of gloom setting in.
In contrast, Barcelona have picked up steam and looked brilliant in Europe, taking apart an expensive Manchester City side with a performance that was simply a next-level thrashing. Lionel Messi, once looking jaded, has exploded of late, and it was expected that tonight he would pull the strings to fine effect.
Messi met those expectations, as Barcelona came out early and looked to put pressureon Iker Casillas from the kickoff . Andres Iniesta and Luis Suarez almost forced a goal inside of three minutes, and Neymar and Suarez would run a tricky set of one-twos that had Casillas fuming at his back line. But Neymar’s final touch was often too heavy or awry – a theme that would continue throughout the match as he left several chances lie fallow, and opened up more questions about his ability to finish.
It was Ronaldo who would actually come closest to scoring early as he sidefooted a volley off the underside of Claudio Bravo’s crossbar in the eleventh minute. Collecting a lovely long, searching ball from Marcelo, Karim Benzema found himself in space on the left side of the area and stopped, thinking he must be offside. He wasn’t, and with Barcelona’s back three converging on him, he clipped the ball over them to a waiting Ronaldo at the far post. He was unlucky not to draw first blood, and was left with a wry smile on his face as Bravo went tumbling.
The first goal, instead, would come from Lionel Messi after a soft, and somewhat silly foul from Pepe, who went into the back of Suarez. Lining up a free kick near side, about 25 yards out, Messi blew in a head-high cross that caught Real’s back line flat. Jeremy Mathieu simply ran onto the ball and nodded it to the far post, leaving Casillas helpless.
But the turning point of the match might have come on the half hour mark, when Neymar had a chance to put the game if not to bed, then more firmly into Barca’s corner. With Suarez tumbling, the Uruguayan flicked a fine square ball to Neymar, all alone with but Casillas to beat. Instead, the young Brazilian tamely kneed the ball right to the keeper, who immediately started a lightning break.
At the other end of the field, off service from Luka Modric, Benzema took the ball in stride and clipped a backheel into the path of Ronaldo. With a slide, he tucked the ball through a tangle of legs and into the back of Bravo’s net.
For the remainder of the half, Barcelona looked very uncomfortable as Modric drove Real’s midfield right through Barca. Gareth Bale nearly doubled their lead on 40 minutes when he steered the ball home after a Ronaldo flick-on, but the linesman had his flag up. It was a dubious call, as it appeared Ivan Rakitic had held both men on, but it would not count. Ronaldo would then force Bravo into a brilliant finger-tip save over his own bar with a lash from some 35 yards out that was heading into the net.
But after the break, the game changed: Barcelona simply became vastly better against Madrid and should have come away with far more in this game.
Suarez would seize the lead back for Barcelona in the 56th minute, finishing off an incredible 60-yard pass from Dani Alves with a low roller through Pepe. Collecting the ball over his shoulder in full stride, he somehow shook off both Sergio Ramos and Pepe to slide the ball to the far corner, past a despairing Casillas. It was a brilliant outlet ball, delivered with a precision so rare in the modern game when it comes to direct play.
RealMadrid were down but not entirely out. Benzema would see his shot well-saved by Bravo after it took a wicked cut off Javier Mascherano; only the keeper’s positioning saved a sure goal. And Neymar’s wastefulness kept Los Blancos in the game; he muffed two gilt-edged chances at the near post, and ignored a wide-open Suarez before finally getting the hook.

But quality showed: Casillas was forced to save Messi twice late in a yeoman display as Real started to dissipate under what became withering pressure. By the end of the game, Madrid looked a team with a crumbling sea wall, and Barcelona were able to move through them at will.

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Australia midfielder Mark Bresciano Quits International Football....

Veteran Australia midfielder Mark Bresciano has called time on his international career after celebrating the Socceroos' Asian Cup triumph on home soil last month.
The 35-year-old, who scored 13 goals in 84 'A' internationals, represented Australia in three consecutive World Cup finals campaigns in 2006, 2010 and last year in Brazil.
Classy playmaker Bresciano, a fixture in Italy's Serie A for a decade, made fewer starting appearances in the gold shirt of Australia in recent years but played important cameo roles to ensure the Socceroos kept their place at the World Cup table.
“It is with an element of sadness but a lot of pride that I have decided to retire from the Socceroos,” Bresciano said in a statement on Wednesday.
“Playing for my country in the sport I love has been an amazing experience and something I have cherished but never taken for granted.
“I have been fortunate enough to wear the Socceroo shirt at every major football tournament, meet some tremendous people, shared the highs and lows with some great players, and capped it all off by helping us win the 2015 Asian Cup.
“It has been an unforgettable journey with a lot of positive memories but I feel it is time to let this fantastic group of young players continue to take the Socceroos forward.”
The son of southern European parents, Melbourne-born Bresciano was an original member of the Socceroos 'golden generation', the core of players who helped end the team's 32-year wait for a second World Cup appearance after their 1974 debut.

His retirement leaves forward Tim Cahill, the country's most prolific goal-scorer, as the last active Socceroo to have played with the Australia team that made it to the knockout round at the 2006 World Cup in Germany.

Monday, 23 February 2015

Finally Chelsea Fan Apologized for Racist Incident......

After apology the racist incident held at Paris metro comes to end. Former cop and Chelsea fan has apologized for his role in the racist incident on the Paris Metro but has denied being a racist.
Richard Barklie, of Carrickfergus, County Antrim, who is one of the people sought by the Met Police, denied "racist chanting" in a statement and added that he wanted to explain the context of the incident to the police.
Chelsea Football Club barred five fans after a video showed them preventing a black man from boarding a metro train in Paris. The 50-year-old is a former Royal Ulster Constabulary and Police Service of Northern Ireland officer, is currently a director with the World Human Rights Forum and has also worked supporting victims of the Troubles.

Friday, 20 February 2015

Chelsea Coach & Team In shock...... read why?

The Chelsea Coach said.. 'I react, with disappointment'

Jose Mourinho felt ashamed by racist fans who pushed a black passenger off a metro train in Paris and he hopes the victim will accept an invitation to watch a game at Stamford Bridge to prove such behaviour was not a reflection of the real Chelsea. The man, named only as Souleymane, complained to police about the incident at Richelieu-Drouot metro station before the Champions League game between Paris St Germain and Chelsea on Tuesday.
Chelsea have suspended three fans caught on video during the incident and said they were working with British and French police to identify others. They have invited Souleymane and his family to watch the return leg in March. "I think he would watch not only the game, but he would feel what Chelsea is. At this moment he will have the wrong idea of what Chelsea is," Mourinho told reporters on Friday.
"He would feel that the people who did this action with him is not Chelsea. "Chelsea is the owner, the board, the manager, the players, the people who work here, it's also the true Chelsea supporter. "So I would support his coming here. Even if I don’t know if he's a football fan."
After a strongly-worded statement from the club saying owner Roman Abramovich was disgusted at the incident and would suspend for life any fan proven to have taken part, Mourinho said he had not returned to London in 2013 to be connected with such "miserable" people. "We feel ashamed but maybe we shouldn't because I refuse to be connected with these people. I left Chelsea in 2007 and I could not wait for the moment to be back and it's not because of people like this that I wanted to be back," Mourinho said. "I felt ashamed when I knew what happened but I am a proud club manager because I know what Chelsea really is."
Mourinho said the reaction of his players in a multicultural dressing room was the same. "This dressing room….was always a dressing room with big principles of equality not just about race, also about religion about everything," he said. "The dressing room reacted the way I react, with disappointment…but always with the feeling that we do not belong to these people and they do not belong to us."

The club said on Friday more suspensions could follow as investigations continue but they were not releasing any names yet.The video appeared to show fans of the London team chanting "we're racist and that's the way we like it" as they stopped Souleymane boarding a train.The video footage has been widely condemned by soccer authorities including FIFA President Sepp Blatter.

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Chelsea fans Pushes Man & says we're racist" in Paris Metro... Read Why....

An incident, captured in video footage in the Paris metro, that shows Chelsea fans pushing a black man off a train and chanting "we're racist". Chelsea Football Club have condemned this incident.
The video was filmed before Chelsea's Champions League match against Paris St Germain at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris.
& said "Such behavior is abhorrent and has no place in football or society," the club said in a statement in response to the reports. Club also added "We will support any criminal action against those involved, and should evidence point to involvement of Chelsea season-ticket holders or members the club will take the strongest possible action against them, including banning orders."
The footage, posted on the website of the Guardian newspaper, shows a black man trying to squeeze onto a busy train at the Richelieu-Drouot metro stop only to be pushed back repeatedly by a group of men. The men can be heard chanting "we're racist, we're racist, and that's the way we like it". 
The French police were investigating the incident. The man who filmed the video, told media the Chelsea fans in the metro carriage had seemed "very aggressive" and it was an "ugly scene".

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Cristiano Ronaldo sings: 'I'm the one you want in your bed'...

Cristiano Ronaldo, who recently broke up with supermodel Irina Shayk, sang ‘sex songs’ like I'm the one you want in your bed during a raunchy karaoke session on his 30th birthday bash.
The superstar footballer hit the mic hours after his Spanish side Real Madrid were smashed 4-0 by city rivals Atletico Madrid, the Daily Star reported.
The Portuguese international took to the stage with one of his mates, Colombian rapper and producer Kevin Roldan, to sing one of Roldan's own Spanish-language Reggaeton hits.

The song Ronaldo belted out was about a man trying to persuade a woman all he wants is sex rather than love.

Monday, 9 February 2015

In Tragic Event 22 Football Fans Killed in Cario Egypt !!

Twenty-two people were killed outside an Egyptian soccer stadium on Sunday when security forces barred fans from entering, the public prosecutor's office said.
Most of the dead were suffocated when the crowd stampeded after police used tear gas to clear the fans trying to force their way into a league match between two Cairo clubs, Zamalek and Enppi, doctors and witnesses said.
A health ministry spokesman said that the final toll was 19 dead and 20 injured. The reason for the discrepancy in numbers between the health ministry and the public prosecutor's office was not immediately clear.
Soccer matches are often a flash point for violence in Egypt where 72 fans were killed at a match in Port Said in February 2012. Since then Egypt has curbed the number of people allowed to attend, and supporters have often tried to storm stadiums they are banned from entering.
Outside the Cairo hospital treating the injured, scores of youths wearing Zamalek T-shirts appeared shocked as families arrived to see if their relatives were safe. One mother cried and shouted when she found the name of her son on a list of the dead posted by hospital staff.
The public prosecution ordered the arrest of the leaders of the Zamalek supporters group, Ultras White Knights, after Sunday's incident, official media reported.
Violence does not stops Match...
Despite the violence, the match went ahead and ended with a 1-1 draw. The Egyptian Football Federation said it had reversed an earlier decision to allow fans to return to the stadiums by the start of the second half of the season. The original decision had been taken only a few days ago.

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Cristiano Ronaldo Banned!! For Two Matches.. Read why ?

Rafree Alejandro Jose Hernandez Hernandez had little choice but to show Ronaldo a straight red Card on sat match against Cordoba at La Liga.   

While Real Madrid's Star Forward Cristiano Ronaldo has been given a two-match ban following his dismissal for kicking out at an opponent during their La Liga clash with Cordoba last Saturday, the Spanish league said on Wednesday.
Ronaldo was unable to make an impact in the match and his frustration saw him first lash out with his hand at Jose Crespo, which the referee missed, and then minutes later kick out at Edimar for which he was sent off.
Real won 2-1 thanks to a late Gareth Bale penalty and Ronaldo apologised on Twitter after the game.

The madrid's star has been suspended for next two La Liga matches against Real Sociedad and Sevilla but will be available for the derby with Atletico Madrid.

Monday, 26 January 2015

South Korea Reach Asian Cup final by Crushing Iraq 2-0.....

Lee Jeong-hyeop gave the lead with a 20th minute header and defender Kim Young-gwon lashed the second into the net five minutes after the break as the South Koreans reached the final for the first time since 1988.
Iraq emotionally and physically drained by their dramatic quarter-final victory over Iran last week, played with plenty of passion but were unable to become the first side to breach the Korean defence in five matches in Australia.
"This semi-final was crucial for us to get to the final, we know we have not won this competition for many years," said South Korean midfielder Nam Tae-hee, who was named Man of the Match.
"All the players were together, firm and united, and that's what gave us the win today."
South Korea had looked the most likely to score in a cagey opening to the match with Son Heung-min, the two-goal hero of their quarter-final victory over Uzbekistan, drawing a fingertip save out of Jalal Hassan with a long-range effort.
A minute later and the Koreans were in front, Kim Jin-su curling a free kick into the box and Lee rising above the Iraqi defence to head down and into the net.
Iraq skipper Younis Mahmoud was making his presence felt up front but South Korea are not a side to be bullied at the back and he was more often than not battling alone in the first half.
The persistent rain that fell on Sydney all day was not able to dampen the spirits of a noisy crowd of just over 36,000, the South Koreans at one end with inflatable batons and the horde of Iraqis at the other accompanied by drums and whistles.
The Koreans had more to shout about but Iraq gave their supporters a lift with a flurry of attacks just before the break when winger Amjed Kalaf's raking drive forced Kim Jin-hyeon to get down low to push the ball across his goal.

Saturday, 17 January 2015

Ronaldo Confirmed Split Rumours with Irina Shayk!!

Rumours of split sparked recently when Shayk unfollowed the footballer on Twitter.
Russian model also sparked split rumours when she did not mark her attendance in Zurich, Switzerland, when Ronaldo, won his third prestigious FIFA Ballon d'O award. The Real Madrid star too made no mention of the beauty while collecting the trophy.
The pair's split appeared to be confirmed after leading Portuguese newspaper Correio da Manha, claimed he had told his family that his relationship with Shayk was over.
 The pair were dating since 2010. The article featured the headline, “CR7 confirms to his family that he is separated. He has finished his romance of nearly five years with Irina.”

Things started to get nasty when the model allegedly clashed with the ronaldo's mother over Christmas plans. In addition to this, Ronaldo failed to wish her a happy birthday on January 6, but instead sent out a promotional tweet from a recent flight with his team mates.

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Irina Shayk Ends her Relation With No.1 Footballer Cristiano Ronaldo !!

As per the current news running in air Russian supermodel Irina Shayk has hinted towards a split from soccer hero & no 1 player Cristiano Ronaldo by unfollowing him on Twitter.
The pair, has been dating since 2010, after ronaldo quits his marriage & now there relation may be over, as it is believed that the Ballon d'Or winner, 29, was dumped by Russian beauty Irina Shayk, who was absent at the award ceremony in Zurich. The Real Madrid star too made no mention of the 29-year-old beauty while collecting the trophy.
It has been reported that things started to get rocky when the model allegedly clashed with the striker's mother over Christmas plans. In addition to this, Ronaldo failed to wish her a happy birthday on January 6, but instead sent out a promotional tweet from a recent flight with his team Mates.

Shayk is currently enjoying some alone time on the beach in a tropical destination, and has been sharing snaps of her trip, flaunting her tan skin.

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Ronaldo won the FIFA Ballon d'Or award for third Time...

Ronaldo won the FIFA Ballon d'Or award for the second year running and the third overall on Monday after a prolific, trophy-filled year with Real Madrid. 
The Portuguese forward won 37.66 percent of the vote to finish well ahead of Lionel Messi, his bitter rival, who won 15.76 per cent.  
“I would like to thank all of those who voted for me, It has been an incredible year. I would like to continue the work that I have done so far. I want to try to improve, to become better as each day goes by".  
"I never thought that I would bring this trophy back home on three occasions and I want to win it again. I want to become one of the greatest players of all time,” Ronaldo said after accepted the trophy.  
Bayern Munich and Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer was marginally behind in third, polling 15.72 percent in the annual poll run jointly by football's governing body and France Football magazine.  
The votes are cast by the captains and coaches of each national team plus one journalist from each country.
Joachim Loew was voted Coach of the Year after leading Germany to the World Cup title in Brazil. He finished ahead of Real Madrid's Carlo Ancelotti and Atletico Madrid's Diego Simeone in the poll. 
Meanwhile Nadine Kessler won the FIFA Women’s Player of the Year award. The 26-year-old collected 17.52 per cent of the vote and finished ahead of five-time winner Marta and USA striker Abby Wambach at a ceremony in Zurich.
"My heart is beating so fast! After the tragedy of losing Junior Malanda at our club, we are having trouble coming to terms with understanding what has happened in the last few days,” Kessler said. 
“I would like to say thank you to a great many people, my coach and my teammates, without their work this achievement would not have been possible. 
“I will share this award with all of those people,” she added.

 Ronaldo scored 51 goals in 47 matches last season as Real secured a record-extending 10th Champions League title and won the King's Cup. 
His tally included 17 goals in the Champions League, a record for a single edition of a Europe's elite club competition. 
Since then, he has added the Club World Cup title to his collection, has scored a stunning 26 goals in 17 La Liga matches and looks set to looks set to smash the biggest total for a season in Spain's top flight of 50 scored by Messi in 2011-12. 
All that was enough to overlook a disappointing World Cup where Portugal went out in the first round and Ronaldo mustered only one goal. 
However, he still became Portugal's all-time leading scorer and his goal haul for his country stands at 52 in 117 appearances.

Sunday, 11 January 2015

Real Madrid wins La Liga after two defeats!!

Earlier Real Madrid Beaten 2-1 at Valencia in La Liga last weekend and 2-0 at Atletico Madrid in a King's Cup last 16 first leg in midweek, Real take lead when Cristiano Ronaldo set up James Rodriguez to score in 12th minute. Gareth Bale free kick over the wall and into the net off a post to make it 2-0 in the 28th minute. Real remained in control and substitute Nacho clipped home a third goal.
The victory stretched Real's lead over second-placed Barcelona to four points. The Catalans entertain champions Atletico, who are level with their hosts on 38 points, on Sunday.
Today things went well," Real play maker Isco told Spanish television. "We are happy with the victory and to win again and get back on track.
"We have to continue the same way in the league and if the other teams slip up then so much the better."
Ronaldo failed to score at home in La Liga for the first time in more than 15 months, ending a run of 17 straight games on target at the Bernabeu. Ronaldo the most goals (26) and the most assists (nine) in the league this term.
"Cristiano Ronaldo seems the same as ever to me," said Real coach Carlo Ancelotti. "He is in great shape physically and playing for the team. He didn't score but the assist for the opening goal was fantastic."

Friday, 9 January 2015

Chelsea Assistant Coach Closed Door for Lionel Messi Entry !

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi deal with Chelsea is impossible under financial fair play rules, assistant coach Steve Holland said on Friday.

The Argentine's captain at Barca has come under increasing scrutiny in recent weeks amid media reports of a bust up with coach Luis Enrique and talk of a potential move away from the Nou Camp.

Coach Steve Holland, standing in at the club's weekly news conference for Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho, said it was unlikely the London club could bring the Lionel Messi to Stamford Bridge without breaching UEFA's stringent spending controls. It was unlikely that any player would join Chelsea in the January transfer window.

"Jose has made it quite clear that in this window his expectation is that nobody comes and nobody goes," Steve said.

"I recall him this time last year saying a similar thing, but a couple of things happened that made us reactive. Manchester United made a huge bid for Juan Mata. Sometimes you have to react.

"But the hope and expectation is that nobody leaves and nobody comes. We're happy with what we have.This club conforms with financial fair play. We've brought one or two players in over the last 12 months but it's quite clear that players have been sold to balance the books.

"When you look at the numbers being mentioned around the Messi deal, I think it's almost an impossible deal for any club working within the restraints of financial fair play."

Chelsea, who had an eight-point lead whittled away by Manchester City and now sit top of the Premier League only by virtue of alphabetical order, face Newcastle at home on Saturday.

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Lionel Messi Joins Chelsea rumours or Truth ? find out.....

Current Premier League leaders Chelsea are monitoring the relationship between Barcelona striker Lionel Messi and coach Luis Enrique, which continues to worsen at the Catalan club.

A Spanish newspaper has reported that Messi is unhappy with coach Enrique way of running the dressing room at Barca and in light of the same, 2015 might prove to be the year Chelsea makes their move for the Argentina.
It has been revealed that the club's first training session of 2015 was marred by a war of words between the two when Enrique failed to award a free-kick to Messi during a 5-a-side game, Sport24  reported.
Messi has reportedly grown irritated by the excessive authoritarianism of the coach, and this has left the situation between the coach and the club's star player on tenterhooks.
Chelsea have been linked with a 200m pound offer for Messi in the summer and this latest incident is likely to only strengthen suggestions that the move could happen.

Also, Italian media has reported that Paris Saint-Germain offered Messi 320,000 pound-a-week after tax to make the move to Ligue 1 last summer in a 160m pound deal.

Monday, 5 January 2015

Manchester United manager had to accept the English way !!

 Great Johan Cruyff (Former Netherlands greatest Player)  told Louis van Gaal  has no right to complain about the hectic holiday season programme in the Premier League when he chose to go and work there.

Writing in his weekly Article, Cruyff said the Manchester United manager had to accept the English way of running their league without a winter break.
Cruyff said"If you choose for England, then you choose for their successful system, which is based on the proposition that the stadiums open as soon as the fans are available to watch, which is the holiday period." 
Playing football between Christmas and New Year is a war of attrition and thus in favour of physically stronger teams. Any attempt by Van Gaal to try to change the system would be doomed to failure, added Cruyff, who has had a strained relationship with his compatriot and has criticised Van Gaal’s organisation of the United team since taking over in July.
"It has been working (well) since time immemorial and in 100 years it will still be so," Cruyff said.
"Complaining makes no sense if everyone else around you is happy. Moreover, everybody is well paid for working over the holiday period.”

Van Gaal
said the over-crowded festive fixture schedule neglected player welfare and short-changed millions of supporters.

“Everybody knows the body cannot recover within 48 hours,” he said last month. Therefore there is a rule within UEFA and FIFA that you cannot play the games within two days. The scientists have proven it, everybody knows it and, in spite of that, we have to play.

Van Gaal said “It is the culture of England. I don’t mind, but it’s not good for the players, for the health of the players, and it’s not good for the game.”