Khamis, 30 Jun 2011

Biodata David de Gea


1990:
Born in Madrid on November 7.

2007:
Helps Spain to victory in the 2007 Under-17 European Championship, and then to a runners-up spot in the Under-17 World Cup.

2008:
Spends his first professional season with the Atletico Madrid reserves, in the Segunda Division B.

2009:
September - De Gea makes his senior Atletico debut as a substitute in the Champions League against Porto, coming on for the injured Roberto.

October: Starts his first Primera Division match at home to Real Zaragoza. In the first 20 minutes he gives away a penalty but then saves the spot-kick.

2010:
Towards the end of the 2009-10 season he becomes the first-choice goalkeeper under new coach Quique Sanchez Flores, twice earning man-of-the-match awards towards the end of the season.
May - Plays in the Europa League final victory over Fulham in Hamburg. Named in Vicente Del Bosque's 30-man provisional World Cup squad but does not make the final squad.
August - Helps Atletico win the European Super Cup in a 2-0 victory over Inter Milan, saving a penalty during the game.

2011:
May - Ends the season as an ever-present in La Liga for Atletico. Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson claims that the clubs are close to completing a deal to sign De Gea, though De Gea denies the claims. Included in Spain's 23-man under-21 squad for the European Championship in Denmark.
June 25 - Wins European Under-21 Championship as Spain beat Switzerland 2-0 in the final in Aarhus.

Kompilasi berita ja ni...

1. dikhabarkan SAF telah diberikan lampu hijau oleh pemilik MU untuk membuat perbelanjaan lebih dari 70 juta pound pada musim panas ini apabila menawarkan 20 juta pound kepada arsenal untuk mendapatkan pemain tengah, samir nasri. ketika ini, nasri yang kontraknya bersama arsenal hanya tinggal 12 bulan sahaja lagi belum menandatangani penyambungan kontraknya sekaligus menarik minat MU untuk mendapatkannya.baru2 ini juga, SAF telah dianugerahkan ijaah kedoktoran daripada university of stirling.






2. sunderland telah mendapatkan penyerang muda ipswich, connor wickham dengan yuran perpindahan sebanyak 8 juta pound dan akan meningkat kepada 12 juta pound. sunderland berjaya menewaskan liverpool untuk membeli wickham dan akan cuba mempertingkatkan usaha untuk mendapatkan trio MU iaitu wes brown, john o'shea dan darron gibson.

3. pemilik birmingham city, carson yeung telah ditahan oleh pihak berkuasa hong kong kerana dikatakan terlibat dalam 'money laundering' sekaligus menambahkan lagi kerungsingan kelab tersebut yang telah tersingkir dari BPL dan kehilangan pengurus.

4. pemilik chelsea, roman abramovich telah menggunakan kuasa vetonya untuk menghalang pemain tengah chelsea, michael essien daripada menyertai jose mourinho di real madrid selepas menolak tawaran 18 juta pound.

5. man city telah menarik diri daripada saingan untuk mendapatkan pemain sayap udinese, alexis sanchez selepas pemain tersebut mengakui bahawa beliau hanya berminat untuk menyertai barcelona. walaubagaimanapun, juara eropah tersebut masih gagal mengemukakan tawaran yang dikehendaki oleh udinese iaitu sekitar 40 juta pound.

6. barcelona dikatakan telah menaikkan tawaran menjadi 32 juta pound kepada arsenal untuk mendapatkan cesc fabregas. barcelona cuba untuk menjadikan perpindahan fabregas kepada realiti setelah menanti hampir tiga tahun. selain itu, pengurus arsenal, arsene wenger diberitakan telah membuat persediaan untuk menghadapi ketiadaan fabregas dengan mendapatkan penyerang lille, gervinho dan pemain velez sarfield, ricky alvarez. wenger juga turut mensasarkan penjaga gol inter milan, emiliano viviano dengan melibatkan yuran perpindahan 8 juta pound.

7. pengurus baru chelsea, AVB telah melakukan rombakan terhadap barisan kejurulatihannya dengan mengambil khidmat bekas pemain tengah chelsea, roberto di matteo yang sebelum ini pernah menjadi pengurus WBA. berikut merupakan nadi utama dalam kejurulatihan chelsea yang terbaru.

MU's newest goalkeeper

setelah menunggu lebih kurang sebulan untuk mengesahkan perpindahan ke MU, akhirnya penjaga gol muda sepanyol, david de gea telah sah menjadi milik MU. penjaga gol berusia 20 tahun ini dilihat oleh SAF sebagai 'successor' kepada VDS yang bersara pada musim panas ini untuk menjadi penjaga gol utama MU pada musim hadapan dan seterusnya. de gea merupakan pemain ketiga yang menyertai MU musim panas ini, mengikut jejak langkah dua lagi pemain iaitu ashley young dan phil jones.

Selasa, 28 Jun 2011

Formasi kemungkinan MU musim depan

Setelah pembelian ashley young, ramai yang menjangkakan nani bakal kehilangan tempatnya dalam kesebelasan utama. walaupun memperoleh anugerah "player's player of the year", nani dilihat kurang memiliki konsistensi seperti young.

dengan kemasukan young, beberapa formasi yang sesuai boleh digunapakai oleh SAF kerana 'versatility' young.



ON THE LEFT | 4-4-2


RIGHT MIDFIELD CENTRE MIDFIELD CENTRE MIDFIELD LEFT MIDFIELD

Valencia

Fletcher

Carrick

Young


CENTRE FORWARD CENTRE FORWARD

Rooney

Hernandez






ON THE LEFT | 4-2-3-1


DEFENSIVE MIDFIELD DEFENSIVE MIDFIELD

Fletcher

Carrick


RIGHT WING ATTACKING MIDFIELD LEFT WING

Valencia

Rooney

Young


CENTRE FORWARD

Hernandez



IN THE 'HOLE' | 4-3-1-2


CENTRE MIDFIELD CENTRE MIDFIELD CENTRE MIDFIELD

Fletcher

Jones

Carrick


ATTACKING MIDFIELD

Young


CENTRE FORWARD CENTRE FORWARD

Rooney

Hernandez


source: http://www.goal.com/en-gb/news/2896/premier-league/2011/06/27/2550361/david-de-gea-arrives-for-manchester-united-medical-ahead-of-183m-

Top 10 shock relegations

baru2 ini, kelab argentina, river plate buat pertama kalinya dalam 100 tahun lebih dalam arena bola sepak, telah tersingkir dari divisyen atas ke divisyen bawah. walaubagaimanapun, terdapat lagi kelab2 besar yang pernah mengalami penyingkiran sebelum ini. berikut merupakan 10 kelab yang pernah tersingkir dalam arena bola sepak dunia:


10) Hapoel Tel Aviv - 1988/89

One of Israel's great names suffered the indignity of relegation in 1989 just one year after winning the title. Hapoel were given a four-point penalty for breaking budget rules but the deduction was immaterial as they finished rock bottom and were sent down for the first time in their history.

9) Manchester City - 1937/38

The Citizens' big spending current owners are eager to replicate their glory days of the 1930s when they won their first league title and the FA Cup in the space of three years. City lifted the title in 1936/37 after scoring an incredible 107 goals, some 49 more than second placed Charlton Athletic.

One season later and the side topped the goalscoring charts again but went from first to 21st and were relegated from the top division as champions. Sheikh Mansour will no doubt not be wanting a repeat of that.

8) Nurnberg - 1968/69

Germany's Bundesliga produced seven different champions in the first seven years of its life. Nurnberg clinched their first title in 1967/68 and were then relegated the very next season. Fans of Der Club have got used to that sinking feeling as Nurnberg have been relegated a record seven times from the top flight.

7) ES Setif - 1987/88

Algeria's 'Black Eagles' won their first domestic title for 19 years in 1987. The following term Setif pulled off a rare feat by becoming the first Algerian team to be relegated as champions. Nothing remarkable in that you might say, considering similar events happened in Germany (Nurnberg 1969) and England (Manchester City 1938), but Setif did have another ace up their sleeve.

Playing as a second division club they stormed to the African Champions' Cup in 1988, beating the cream of the continent while plying their trade in the Algerian second tier.

6) Napoli - 1997/98

That Napoli were relegated in 1998 was in itself not a huge surprise, but the manner of their slump certainly was. They had been on the slide since the Diego Maradona inspired heyday of late '80s but few would have anticipated their annus horribilis of 1997/98, when they finished rock bottom of Serie A with just two wins and 14 points. Four managers and three directors of football came through the revolving door as Napoli's 32-year stint in the top flight came to a dismal halt.

One year later, 1990/91 champions Sampdoria - also demoted this past season - followed Napoli through the Serie B trapdoor.

5) Kaiserslautern - 1995/96

Following Kaiserslautern in 1995/96 wasn't for the faint hearted. The club had been part of the Bundesliga establishment from the inception of the league in 1963 and were champions as recently as 1990/91. A fourth place finish in 1994/95 augured well for the new campaign but the Red Devils developed a habit for draws, clocking up 18 of them in their doomed season.

Despite losing just 10 games – the same as second placed Bayern Munich – and having the second best defensive record in the league, Kaiserslautern's 33-year steady relationship with the Bundesliga came to a halt. Club veteran Andreas Brehme couldn't handle it and burst into tears.

A week later, however, they recovered from the shock to win the German Cup. Two years later they became the first team ever to win the Bundesliga as a newly promoted club.

4) Fiorentina - 1992/93

A quick glance at the Viola's team of 1992/93 reveals a side boasting the talents of Stefan Effenberg, Brian Laudrup and Gabriel Batistuta. Fiorentina had finished 12th for the past two campaigns and had begun the season well under Gigi Radice before he was sacked after a row with the club's owner Cecchi Gori.

The Viola racked up some memorable results including a 7-1 thumping of Ancona and 7-3 thrashing at home by the great AC Milan team but were sucked into a relegation scrap.

Needing a win on the last day of the season, the Viola smashed Foggia 6-2 but went down on goal difference as other results didn't go their way.

3) Atletico Madrid - 1999/2000

Los Rojiblancos don't do things by halves. After a long trophy drought they pushed La Liga's leading lights aside to scoop the domestic double in 1995/96 under Radomir Antic. Four years later they were dumped into the Segunda as Antic returned, for what was bizarrely his third stint at the club, after being sacked for the first time in 1998.

The Serb was unable to reproduce the old magic and even with expensive summer signing Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink scoring goals for fun Atletico were relegated before the last day of the season. Antic was given the bullet for the third, and so far, last time from the Vicente Calderon, while Atletico didn't return to the top flight for another two years.

2) Manchester United - 1973/74

After winning the European Cup in 1968 the Red Devils went into a steady decline culminating in their relegation from the old Division One in 1973/74. The club's famous trio – George Best, Bobby Charlton and Denis Law – had all departed Old Trafford by the time they were desperate for a win against local rivals Manchester City on the penultimate day of the season.

Needing other results to go their way, the former champions were undone by Law who backheeled in a cheeky winner late in the game. The striker refused to celebrate and was immediately substituted in his last game as player. As it turned out, Law's goal was irrelevant as other results ensured United would go down anyway. They eventually finished 21st out of a 22 team league but bounced back winning the second division the following season with ease.

1) Corinthians - 2007

Just like Leeds United in England, Brazil's Corinthians lived the dream and were burnt badly. Signing a controversial deal with London-based Media Sports Investments brought the club star names, in Carlos Tevez and Javier Mascherano, and the Brazilian championship in 2005.

However, two years later the money line dried up and their expensive signings departed for pastures new. Corinthians went into the last day of the season a point clear of the relegation zone as the club along with Parana and Goias scrapped it out for survival.

Corinthians could only draw with Gremio and were edged out by Goias. who beat Internacional 2-1 thanks to some penalty drama. Match-winner Paulo Baier was forced to take the spot-kick three times for Goias and each time held his nerve to seal the great escape.

Corinthians, Fifa World Club Champions in 2000, were relegated by a single point and slipped out of the top flight for the first time in their distinguished history.



source: http://www.goal.com/en-gb/news/2931/go-global/2011/06/27/2550079/river-plate-manchester-united-and-the-top-10-shock

Khamis, 23 Jun 2011

Biodata Ander Villas-Boas

sapa2 hat tak kenai lagi AVB, ni baca bawah ni. tuju khas kat fan2 chelsea heheh


1977: Born in Porto on October 17

1993: Invited to work as a trainee with FC Porto's youth-team coaches by manager Sir Bobby Robson.

1994: Achieves UEFA C coaching licence in Scotland.

2000: Takes charge of the British Virgin Islands for two international matches, both end in defeat.

2002: Becomes part of Jose Mourinho's backroom staff at Porto, follows him to spells in charge at Chelsea and Inter Milan.

2009: Appointed manager of Academica in October, at the time the club were bottom of the table and without a win. Villas-Boas guides them to an 11th placed finish and a Portuguese League Cup semi-final.

2010: June 2 - Appointed manager of boyhood club Porto.

August 7 - Wins Portuguese Supercup with 2-0 victory over Benfica.

2011: April 3 - Leads Porto to their 25th league title, finishing with the biggest ever winning margin over second place (21 points)

May 18 - Porto win Europa League with a 1-0 win over fellow Portuguese side FC Braga.

May 22 - Guides Porto to the 'treble' with a comprehensive 6-2 win over Vitoria de Guimaraes in Portuguese Cup final.

Juventus announce signings of four players

Juventus have announced the permanent signings of four players: Alessandro Matri, Fabio Quagliarella, Simone Pepe and Marco Motta.

The quartet had all been on loan at Juventus, but the club have taken up the option to buy them all on deals that are worth just over €35 million over a three-year period.

A statement on the club's official website read: ''Juventus Football Club announces the exercise of the rights of option for the definitive acquisitions of the following players:

Alessandro Matri from Cagliari Calcio for €15.5 million; the player has signed a four-year contract. Fabio Quagliarella from S.S.C. Napoli for €10.5 million; the player has signed a three-year contract. Simone Pepe from Udinese Calcio for €7.5 million; the player has signed a four-year contract and Marco Motta from Udinese Calcio for €3.75 million; the player has signed a four-year contract.''

New manager Antonio Conte has already seen the arrivals of Reto Ziegler and Andrea Pirlo, as Juventus prepare for a season without European football.

source: http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story/_/id/929680/juventus-announce-signings-of-four-players?cc=4716

Jualan lelong

dengan kehadiran pengurus baru, AVB dikatakan akan melakukan rombakan terhadap chelsea. beberapa pemain utama bakal menimpa nasib melangkah keluar dari stamford bridge untuk membolehkan pemain2 baru dimasukkan. antara pemain2 yang bakal diberikan jalan keluar (keterangan dalam English heheh):


Frank Lampard (£5m)
Stalwart and dressing room linchpin but now 33 and cannot be confident of remaining an automatic starter. Needs to come back firing after last season's injury problems.

Didier Drogba (£10m)
Wants to stay but will look vulnerable if Villas-Boas brings Falcao with him from Porto, especially after Roman Abramovich spent £50million on Fernando Torres.

Nicolas Anelka (£5m)
Goals dried up last season with none in his last 11 appearances and at 32 he looks increasingly vulnerable. Problem in shifting him will be his salary demands.

Florent Malouda (£10m)
Claims that he has been told he is wanted but upper echelons at the Bridge felt he let them down big-time last term after a great start. Went missing at Old Trafford in Champions League defeat as well.

Michael Essien (£10m)
One of the pillars of Mourinho's side but never close to his best last term and appears more expendable than at any time since arrival from Lyons. Coveted by others but powers may be on the wane.

Salomon Kalou (£15m)
Never popular with the Stamford Bridge fans despite decent goal return rate and likely to drop further down the pecking order in the new regime.

John Obi Mikel (£15m)
Struggled to justify the £16m in "hush money" Chelsea paid Manchester United to secure his services. Hard to see him getting a game if Villas-Boas can sign Joao Moutinho.

Berita menarik hari ini

1. kelab itali, palermo telah membuka jemputan buat mana2 kelab yang ingin mendapatkan playmaker nya, javier pastore. pastore dianggarkan bernilai 40 juta pound dikatakan dikehendaki oleh chelsea, barcelona dan real madrid menyertai palermo dari kelab argentina, huracan melibatkan yuran perpindahan 17 juta pound.

2. andre villas-boas (AVB) telah disahkan secara rasmi sebagai pengurus chelsea yang baru selepas menandatangani kontrak tiga tahun. AVB berkata dia yakin untuk membawa pulang empat kejuaraan ke stamford bridge pada musim hadapan. kejuaraan yang pastinya paling utama adalah UCL kerana pemilik chelsea, roman abramovich boleh dikatakan obses untuk melihat chelsea menjuarai UCL. selain itu, bekas pemain chelsea, jimmy floyd hasselbaink berkata pemain2 chelsea yang senior harus menghormati AVB sebagai pengurus walaupun usia AVB hanya 33 tahun.

3. dikhabarkan barcelona sedang cuba memancing dua lagi pemain selepas alexis sanchez. barcelona dikatakan telah menawarkan tawaran 'take it or leave it' 35 juta pound kepada arsenal untuk mendapatkan cesc fabregas. di samping itu, barcelona juga bernilai untuk membuat tawaran 27.5 juta pound kepada chelsea untuk mendapatkan pemain pertahanan chelsea, david luiz. sepertimana yang diketahui, luiz baru menyertai chelsea selama enam bulan selepas dibeli pada bulan januari lalu.

4. untuk posisi leftback, man city telah mensasarkan pemain pertahanan lyon, aly cissokho dengan bakal melibatkan yuran perpindahan 20 juta pound. selain cissokho, man city juga berminat untuk mendapatkan pemain everton, leighton baines.
5. leftback arsenal, gael clichy diberitakan sedang berusaha untuk memastikan perpindahannya ke liverpool memandangkan kontraknya hanya tinggal 12 bulan di arsenal. kelab itali, as roma telah menawarkan 7 juta pound kepada arsenal, 2 juta lebih dari tawaran liverpool tetapi clichy lebih berminat untuk beraksi di england berbanding itali.

6. ashley young diberitakan akan menjadi pemain MU secara rasmi hujung minggu ini selepas menjalani pemeriksaan kesihatan baru2 ini. young dilihat berada di pusat latihan MU sebelum ke tempat pemeriksaan bersama pasukan perubatan MU.

7. skuad B-21 sepanyol dan switzerland akan bertemu dalam perlawanan akhir kejohanan eropah B-21 selepas menewaskan lawan masing2 pada peringkat separuh akhir. memerlukan aksi pada masa tambahan, sepanyol berjaya mengalahkan belarus manakala switzerland menewaskan czech republic. 

8. pengurus baru fulham, martin jol ingin mendapatkan penjaga gol espanyol, carlos kameni dengan bercadang untuk menawarkan 3 juta pound.

9. pemain pertahanan muda lens, raphael varane dikhabarkan akan menolak tawaran MU untuk menyertai real madrid. kedua2 kelab tersebut dikatakan telah mengemukakan tawaran untuk varane bernilai sekitar 10 juta euro.

Rabu, 22 Jun 2011

Five Tempting Targets From La Liga

JUAN MATA: Forward (Price: €20m)
 
Rather than being a case of 'if', it's now 'when' and 'who' in regards to Juan Mata's move to England. The forward is the last of Valencia's crown jewels after the sale of the Davids Silva and Villa last summer and financial pressures on the Mestalla club sees Mata being barcoded and put on the market this time around. "The economic situation is delicate but much better," admitted club president, Manuel Llorente, on Valencia's debt of €368m.

Getafe's Dani Parejo has been bought as an apparent replacement for Mata, who is currently with Spain's U-21 side having volunteered (imagine that) to drop down a level despite being a World Cup winner, so it may be another week or so before Mata's future is resolved.

Anyone who picks up the 23-year-old will not be purchasing a prolific goalscorer but a versatile, 'intelligent' front man who can play across the forward line, but prefers the left-hand side. Mata is a little like Joe Cole but with a basic level of fitness. 




KUN AGUERO: Forward (Price: €45m)
The big European transfer deal of the summer is not set to be resolved for another fortnight, claims the Atlético man's agent, Hernán Neguera, who appears to have seen many a club frightened off by the player's buy-out clause and the hassle of a hostile purchase from a club that doesn't want to sell. "It's clear that Kun would like to play in the Champions League, but it is not an indispensable condition," claimed Neguera in trying to tempt Juventus.

After five years at the Vicente Calderón and despite only just penning an extension to his current deal to 2014, Kun told Atlético that he wanted to leave and has admitted that he would prefer Spain (Real Madrid) to England.

But with Madrid also wary of the accompanying baggage and cost of Kun - as well as a certain amount of fan resentment at the idea of his recruitment - the sublime striker seems perfect for Manchester City or Chelsea if they want to add a bit of pizzazz and glamour to their strike force.

Despite his petite appearance and shyness, Kun is a hard-working beast on the pitch and as good as anyone else in la Liga on his best day. The 23-year-old is also a footballer who is still improving, having just managed his best season for Atlético with 20 league goals. 




LASSANA DIARRA: Midfielder (Price: €20m)
Real Madrid are in the mood to spend some more big money this summer, so looking to cash in on a player who Jose Mourinho would like to keep around at the Bernabeu. But may not get his wish with Lassana very vocal about his desire to leave.

The Frenchman has always had confidence in his own abilities and feels that he is deserving of a starting place in Madrid's line-up, although Lassana did play that role in a half of the club's league games last season. Mourinho is not really one for Bolshevik player power, so it looks like Lassana will be flogged to anyone who can stump up the cash for a bustling, energetic midfielder with a great propensity for fouling. And sulking. 




FERNANDO GAGO: Midfielder (Price: €10m)
Another want-away midfielder at Madrid who has spent much of the past season injured with knee ligament problems - a setback which saw the 25-year-old making just four league appearances. Gago would prefer to return to Boca Juniors after five years with Madrid, but his home club are not able to stump up the cash, leaving England as a possible destination.

It's hard to say how well Gago would fare in the Premier League. The midfielder is a graceful box-to-box Argentinean number five with a decent passing range, but someone who needs to be played in a specific role with a tactical set-up to suit him, something the Argentine has never enjoyed in the Spanish capital, where he has rarely had the chance to shine. 




BOJAN KRKIC: Forward (Price: €10m)
Bojan is proof positive that Pep Guardiola can be as much of a meanie manager as his mouthier rivals. Under Frank Rijkaard, the Spanish U-21 international was very much the next big thing for Barcelona and his country since making his league debut in September 2007, scoring ten in the same season.

But since that year, Bojan has struggled with a massive crisis of confidence that saw a stuttering start with Spain and a subsequent loss in form, driven perhaps from the suspicion that Guardiola simply doesn't rate his young forward, who has been linked in numerous deals this summer as a make-weight for other players. Bojan is certainly a fox in the box talent but needs time and patience to rebuild a career that has stalled at the age of just 20. 



source: http://www.football365.com/spanish_thing/0,17033,9405_6992025,00.html

Ten Players Who Need To Move

10) Paul Konchesky (Liverpool)
Unfortunately for a decent if unspectacular left-back, he has become the symbol for everything that was bad about the Liverpool reign of Roy Hodgson. Never mind that he cost a relative pittance (a tenth of an Andy Carroll), he was never going to be considered good enough for the Reds faithful and his confidence must have taken one hell of a battering. Escape came with a successful loan spell at Nottingham Forest but Konchesky needs to scale the fence once again - before the return to Merseyside for pre-season training at Melwood knocks him down again. Hopefully, Konchesky will find his level once again at West Brom or Fulham and forget a nightmare spell that was doomed from the outset. 


9) Nedum Onuoha (Manchester City)
According to recent reports, Onuoha will snub a £6m move to Sunderland this summer because he wants one more crack at making the grade at Manchester City. You can't help thinking it's about time he took the hint. Sent out on loan because he was behind Micah Richards, Jerome Boateng and Pablo Zabaleta at right-back and also behind Kolo Toure, Vincent Kompany, Joleon Lescott and Dedryck Boyata at centre-half last season, what are the chances that he will get more football with City set to strengthen again ahead of their maiden Champions League campaign? The worst-case scenario? He stays at City and finds himself outside of City's 25-man Premier League squad. And he's far, far better than that. 


8) Jermaine Jenas (Tottenham)
When Daniel Levy talks of slimming down the Tottenham squad he's looking squarely at the likes of Jenas along with Robbie Keane, David Bentley and other players left behind by a Spurs side chasing Champions League places. Jenas simply isn't top-six material and at 28, he should be looking towards a club that would give him 30-plus Premier League starts a season. A victim of Luka Modric spectacularly finding his feet in central midfield, Jenas has become nothing more than a fall-back option across the midfield. It's difficult to believe he last started for England only 18 months ago. He may never reach those dizzy heights again but a club like Fulham could give him the chance to become a bona-fide Premier League footballer once more. 


7) Shay Given (Manchester City)
When you come to the end of a season, do the maths, and you've played more than twice as many games for your country as your club, it should be time to move on. Given is not the world-class goalkeeper that our Irish readers would have us believe, but he is far too talented to be sat on a bench at the age of 35. Given can probably perform at the highest level for another two-three years - and by 'highest level' we don't mean semi-retirement at Celtic - and we have a sneaky suspicion he may live to regret not making the leap if Aston Villa or West Brom come calling. The wages may be lower but at least he'll get to use his gloves between international commitments. 


6) Darron Gibson (Manchester United)
When you're so unpopular with your own club's fans that you last less than three hours on Twitter before quitting in the face of torrential abuse, perhaps it's time to move on. Gibson has been told by national team manager Giovanni Trapattoni that he has to be playing regular first-team football to secure a starting spot with Ireland. If that wasn't hint enough, Manchester United did not hesitate to accept the combined £12m bid from Sunderland for him, John O'Shea and Wes Brown earlier this month. To be fair to Gibson, it seems that another stop-start campaign of bench-sitting and Carling Cup football has taken its toll and it looks very likely that he will be firing a steady stream of 20-yard shots into the Stadium of Light crowd next season. 


5) Joe Cole (Liverpool)
Earning £90,000 a week for doing very little sounds rather marvellous, but earning £90,000 a week for doing very little while the world thinks you're a money-grabbing has-been cannot be too comfortable for Joe Cole, whose childhood dreams probably involved actually playing football for his mammoth wages. At 29, Cole should be at his footballing peak but instead he's watching Kenny Dalglish build a new Liverpool side in which he will play nothing but a cameo role. Injuries permitting. He could carry on picking up his wages at Liverpool while playing the odd cup game, or he could do himself and his club a massive favour by taking lower wages with a club willing to build a team around one of England's most mercurial talents of recent times. Wouldn't the latter make a refreshing change? 


4) Jermain Defoe (Tottenham Hotspur)
When Tottenham pulled off the quite considerable coup of signing Rafael van der Vaart in the final hours of last summer's transfer window, Defoe was probably as chuffed as everyone else associated with the club. What he didn't realise is that the Dutchman would flourish in a free role behind Peter Crouch and that Defoe - formerly Crouch's natural partner - would become almost surplus to requirements. Last season his goals came against less-than-stellar opposition in FC Twente Enschede, Young Boys, Charlton, Wolves, West Brom and Blackpool and he largely missed out on Tottenham's great European adventure. Defoe talks of sticking around to become a Spurs legend but so far, sticking around has seen him drop out of the England reckoning behind Andy Carroll and Darren Bent, while the true love of Spurs fans still escapes him. Time to go? 


3) Jonny Evans (Manchester United)
Being fourth-choice centre-half at Manchester United - and winning a Premier League winner's medal - may well have been enough for Jonny Evans last season. But being a distant fifth-choice centre-half when the third and fourth picks are young, English and already forming a partnership at international level, should not be enough for Jonny Evans next season. The Northern Irishman has gone backwards and the £16m-plus purchase of Phil Jones was a clear message from Sir Alex Ferguson that he does not see a long-term future at the club for Evans - not that there's any shame in not being quite good enough for the second-best team in Europe. Make for the door now and this time next year he could be Sunderland's reigning Player of the Season. 


2) Salomon Kalou (Chelsea)
"It's been difficult watching from the sidelines these past few weeks. If an opportunity doesn't come, that's when you sit down at the end of the season and think about it," said Chelsea's perennial substitute Salomon Kalou in March. As he went on to start five of the Blues' final 14 games of the season, we think it's safe to say that the opportunity never really came for Kalou. And this is by no means a new story. In five years at Stamford Bridge, Kalou has rarely been first choice for longer than five minutes and has been forced to play third, fourth or fifth fiddle even while Didier Drogba, Nicolas Anelka, Fernando Torres and Florent Malouda have been hitting bum notes. Last season he scored 13 goals - his highest tally in English football - and yet there's a very good chance he will drop even further down the pecking order after Chelsea's summer transfer business. You may laugh but a fair few clubs across Europe would gladly stump up £12m for the Ivory Coast man - perhaps it's time to start dropping a few more hints and nudging one or two into action, fella. 


1) Nicklas Bendtner (Arsenal)
"I can promise that there won't be another season like this one. I have decided 100 per cent that I must leave Arsenal," said Bendtner after starting just three Premier League games in an Arsenal shirt during a season he will be keen to forget. It's little wonder that he fluffed the chance that would have given the Gunners a bizarre and undeserved Champions League victory over Barcelona - he could barely remember how to play football. Bendtner may not be half as good as he believes, but he's an awful lot better than being stuck in Arsene Wenger's Carling Cup side at the age of 23. We have an inkling that in five years' time he might be worth rather more than the £12m he will cost this summer. 


Selasa, 21 Jun 2011

European Hot Shots


1. Falcao, Porto

 Although he was outscored in the Portuguese league by his team-mate Hulk, it's Falcao who has taken the eye over the last couple of seasons and makes it in at number one simply because he already looks like the finished article.

The 25-year-old notched 16 goals from 22 games as Porto claimed another league title, but it was in European competition where Falcao excelled.

The Colombian smashed 18 goals as Porto marched to the Europa League title - including the winner in the 1-0 final success over Braga. The powerful forward also scored two hat-tricks and managed a four-goal haul in a 5-1 thumping of fancied Villarreal.

He has developed a deadly partnership with Hulk and if Porto can keep the pair together next season and cling on to their young boss Andre Villas-Boas they could be in with a real shout of success in the Champions League.

Back to Falcao, though, and he's a striker who should be suited to the English game with power and strength in abundance. His finishing prowess in and around the penalty area is also first class, but it is his heading ability which sets him apart from the rest.

I've heard him described as the best header of a ball since Alan Shearer, and that I believe isn't too far away from the truth. Falcao, or to give him his Sunday name Radamel Falcao Garcia Zarate, is not the biggest striker in the world - he only stands at five foot nine and a half - but his heading ability is sensational.

He will undoubtedly command a huge transfer fee, but if Harry Redknapp wants a striker to propel Spurs back into the Champions League or Arsene Wenger wants a man to fire Arsenal to the title then look no further than Falcao - a class act!


2. Rondon, Malaga

 At 21 years of age the Malaga talisman is a forward with tremendous potential with scouts across Europe already tracking the exciting youngster, who I believe 'has it all'.

The powerfully-built striker has the wonderful knack of being in the right place at the right time and gobbles up chances in the six-yard box. The Venezuelan frontman also possesses brilliant close control and has the ability to go past defenders one-on-one like they are not there. He also plays on the shoulder of the last man and his strength often sees him outmuscle his opponents and he can only be described as a predatory finisher. His heading ability is also that of a natural goalscorer and his bravery is never in question.

After netting 10 goals in the Spanish second division with Las Palmas in 2009/10 he was snapped up by Malaga for €3.5million and his progress in La Liga has been immense. He scored 14 goals for Los Boquerones and has become one of the most exciting youngsters in Europe. He is already a full international for Venezuela after making his debut at 18 and he is sure to become the focal point of the national side for years to come.

Despite his age, though, he won't be picked up on the cheap. With all the key attributes in his locker he is surely one to watch in the future and a price tag of between £13million to £18million has already been slapped on his young shoulders.


3. Edinson Cavani, Napoli

 Already on the shopping list of several of Europe's big guns, including Manchester City and Chelsea, the Uruguayan hot-shot has been tearing up trees in Serie A.

The former Palermo man arrived in Naples at the start of last season, but such has been his progress this term the 24-year has just penned a lucrative new contract until 2016.

In Serie A, where goals are often hard to come by, Cavani netted 26 times in 35 games to help Napoli to an impressive third-placed finish. The slightly-built frontrunner provided six assists in Serie A last term, but it was his shooting power and killer instinct which caught the eye. He managed a mammoth 125 shots at goal en route to 26 goals and displayed a real ability to manufacture shooting positions from nothing.

He's a top-class performer who has emerged from South America and he will cost top dollar if he is to be lured away from Campania.


4. Andre Schurrle, Bayer Leverkusen

 A somewhat unknown, the young Germany international striker has enjoyed a rapid rise to prominence in the Bundesliga. The 20-year-old secured a £7million move to Bayer Leverkusen at the start of the 2010/11 season, but it was announced he would only join Bayer at the end of the campaign. Still, with a lucrative move in the bag Schurrle showed his determination to leave Mainz on a high and fired 15 goals in 33 games as the German minnows finished in fifth spot in the Bundesliga.

He also progressed into a full international, having featured at Under-19 and Under-21 level and scored his first international goal in Germany's 2-1 success over Uruguay in May this year.

Schurrle can play all across the forward line and it is his electric pace and high work-rate which has helped him catch the eye. His movement has also been lauded by Germany coach Joachim Low and his long-range shooting is something to behold.

Schurrle, though, is far from the finished article and Europe's big guns are sure to see how he goes with Bayer next season, and if his progress is as rapid next term then he could be a £20million man next summer.


5. Moussa Sow, Lille

 A striker who has taken his time to come to the forefront in France, but after smashing 25 goals for champions Lille last term Sow has arrived on the European stage.

The 25-year-old had a slow start to his professional career and only showed glimpses of his true ability before Lille signed him on a free transfer from Rennes in June 2010. And since then Sow has never looked back, topping the Ligue 1 goal charts and helping Lille to a league and cup double.

The Senegal international has admitted that a lot of his success has been down to his much-coveted team-mates Eden Hazard and Gervinho, but 25 goals from 35 games is still special and only one of those was from the spot.

He undoubtedly is a striker who needs creative players around him and no wonder Arsenal have been taking a look at him, but he is strong, good in the air and always a threat in behind opposition defences.

The former Sedan loanee is also capable of the spectacular, with a bicycle kick against Auxerre and an overhead kick against Lyon just a couple of efforts which have made Turkish giants Fenerbahce sit up and register an interest.

Lille are obviously keen to keep Sow, who has two years left on his current deal, but he has several big-name suitors who could well be prepared to take a gamble on the player as he bids to prove he is not a one-season wonder.


source:  http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,12040_6997344,00.html

Piala Gabenor Acheh 2011

oleh kerana rehat yang panjang selepas berakhirnya saingan liga super sebelum bermulanya piala malaysia, kedah telah dijemput untuk menyertai piala gabenor acheh 2011. ini merupakan platform terbaik buat kedah untuk membuat persediaan dan memperbaiki kelemahan pasukan sebelum bersaing dalam piala malaysia. sudah pasti kedah ingin membawa pulang piala malaysia ke kedah kerana dua kejuaraan iaitu liga super dan piala FA telahpun terlepas daripada jangkauan kedah. turut dikhabarkan adalah hadiah2 ditawarkan bagi piala gabenor acheh. juara bakal mendapat 100 juta rupiah iaitu sekitar RM 35 ribu, satu jumlah yang agak besar. peluang yang tidak harus ditolak oleh kedah.

walau apapun, semoga kedah memperoleh kejayaan dan berjaya membentuk pasukan yang mantap untuk menjuarai piala malaysia tahun ini.

PULUN KEDAH PULUN!!!

info: www.hijaukuning.com

FA - FI - TI - CER

penah dengaq tak perkataan FAFITICER? FAFITICER ni adalah konsep atau kaedah pembelajaran. benda yang aku dapat dari bos aku masa gheja kat TM dulu. bagi aku, konsep ni memang baguih la kalau nak guna pakai. dulu2 aku rajin sangat guna istilah ni especially waktu wat training courses kat staff. 

apa itu FA? FA ni singkatan bagi perkataan 'faham'. maksudnya apa jua ilmu yang orang cuba sampaikan, contohnya cam kat kursus ka, latihan ka, cikgu mengajaq ka, kita cuba fahamkan. hat ni level satu ni memang paling penting. sebab kalau kita langsung tak faham, 3 lagi level tu, kita takleh nak proceed. faham ni bukan ja untuk ilmu, tapi kita bleh apply untuk benda2 lain jugak.

FI lak sebahagian daripada perkataan 'fikir'. lepaih ja kita faham dengan sesuatu ilmu tu, kita kena guna akai yang Allah swt kurniakan kat kita untuk fikirkan tentang ilmu tu. mungkin fikir dari segi kepentingan atau baguihnya ilmu yang kita baru dapat. bila kita sedar dan tau kepentingan ilmu yang kita baru dapat tu, baru bleh pi level ketiga.

tahap ketiga ni adalah TI atau perkataan penuhnya 'titip'. mungkin perkataan yang kita jarang dengaq, tapi titip ni bahasa mudah dia tanam atau semat dalam diri kita. bila kita dah faham, dahtu dah fikir, kita kenala masukkan ilmu tu dalam jiwa kita. tapi kalu kat level nombor dua kita fikir ilmu tu tak baguih ka, apa ka, cukup la takat fikir ja. takyah sampai level titip pun.

selesainya ketiga2 level, mai lah kita ke level terakhir iaity CER. CER ni asai dari perkataan 'cerna'. maksudnya ilmu yang kita dah faham, fikir dan titip tu, kita kena praktikkan. jangan takat duk belajaq ja. tapi kena praktikkan jugak. dengan ni, baru lah lengkap konsep FAFITICER ni. 

bagi aku, konsep atau kaedah FAFITICER ni memang cukup berguna waktu nak bagi training kat sapa2 pun terutamanya masa introduction. stress kan benda ni awai2. aku saja ja nak kongsi pengetahuan dan pengalaman yang aku dapat sebelum ni dengan hangpa semua. harap kita sama2 bleh kongsi banyak lagi ilmu bukan takat ilmu BOLA saja heheh.

Siapakah dia Andre Villas-Boas?

What is his philosophy?

ATTACK, attack, attack... as the success of Porto's Colombian star Falcao and the Brazilian Hulk testify. Villas-Boas insists his strikers are "the real protagonists" but, like Pep Guardiola at Barcelona, he insists on an intense pressing game.


What can Lamps and Essien expect?

NO SLACKING! Chelsea's new man has no time for show ponies and has warned: "If a midfielder does not fight for me, he does not have a place in the team." And he likes a touch of steel, even from his playmakers.


How does he deal with his players?

PLENTY of dialogue, although he largely likes to transmit his work ethic through his own industry. Villas-Boas is very clear about exactly what's required, saying: "I am very respectful to my players but football is not the factory work."


What's special about his training?

THE Portuguese boss is almost obsessed with tactics. He holds special 30-minute tactical teach-ins the day after every match - plus sessions after each training stint to ensure that his players can perform moves like clockwork.


Who are Chelsea likely to sign now?

MORE foreigners. Villas-Boas has built his reputation on the likes of Falcao and Hulk up front and last season's Porto squad had a total of 17 South Americans in it - compared to just six homegrown players.


How does he get on with the media?

AH! Could be a problem here. Villas-Boas is certainly no Jose Mourinho. He conducted few one-to-one interviews at Porto, claiming: "For me, the coach is not the star but simply a person to exploit the best qualities of the players."
 
 
 

Berita menarik hari ini

1. pemilik chelsea, roman abramovich dikatakan akan membelanjakan 13.5 juta pound untuk mendapatkan khidmat pengurus porto, andre villas boas untuk menjadi pengurus chelsea yang baru. sekiranya terjadi, perpindahan tersebut akan menjadi yang termahal melibatkan seorang pengurus. villas boas yang berusia 33 tahun tidak asing lagi buat chelsea kerana pernah menjadi penolong kepada jose mourinho sewaktu mourinho menjadi pengurus chelsea.



Villas-boas - bakal pengurus chelsea



2. spurs telah memperkenalkan jersi baru untuk musim hadapan. spurs masih lagi menggunakan jersi keluaran puma dan akan memaparkan nama baru di jersi iaitu "aurasma", produk baru bagi sponsor utama spurs, autonomy yang merupakan syarikat pengeluar perisian komputer.

jersi baru spurs


3. kelab rusia, dinamo kiev diberitakan berminat untuk mendapatkan pemain tengah spurs, niko krancjar setelah pemain tersebut lebih banyak memanaskan bangku simpanan kerana tidak berjaya menempatkan diri dalam skuad utama spurs. pemain berusia 26 tahun tersebut yang berpindah dari portsmouth dua tahun lalu untuk menyertai spurs hanya membuat 37 penampilan sahaja. di samping itu, spurs kini menaruh minat untuk membeli pertahanan bolton wanderers, gary cahill tetapi perlu membelanjakan 17 juta pound sepertimana yang dikehendaki oleh bolton.

4. arsenal dikatakan sedang memancing pemain tengah schalke, jose manuel jurado dengan tawaran 7.5 juta pound. bekas pemain real madrid itu telah menarik perhatian pengurus arsenal, arsene wenger setelah menjadi nadi utama schalke terutamanya ketika mereka beraksi dalam UCL tahun ini.

juan manuel jurado


5. man city dan barcelona nampaknya bersaing sengit untuk mendapatkan pemain sayap udinese, alexis sanchez dengan masing2 telah mengemukakan tawaran yang bernilai tinggi. barcelona sudah pasti menjanjikan sanchez peluang untuk beraksi di samping messi dan xavi manakala man city pula menawarkan gaji yang amat tinggi.

6. pemain tengah QPR, adel taarabt dikhabarkan telah disasarkan oleh dua kelab london iaitu chelsea dan arsenal dengan melibatkan yuran perpindahan 10 juta pound. taarabt yang baru berusia 22 tahun merupakan kapten pasukan telah berjaya membawa QPR layak ke BPL pada musim hadapan.

rebutan dua kelab london


7. pemain sayap MU, gabriel obertan diberitakan akan menyertai kelab perancis, lille secara pinjaman untuk semusim bagi musim hadapan. namun, perkara tersebut masih belum mencapai kata persetujuan. seorang lagi pemain MU, richie de laet telah menyertai kelab yang baru layak ke BPL musim depan iaitu norwich city secara pinjaman.

Isnin, 20 Jun 2011

Banyak sungguh aihh berita

1. penyerang MU, chicharito telah menjaringkan gol kemenangan buat negaranya apabila mexico berjaya mengalahkan guatemala dengan keputusan 2-1 sekaligus layak ke separuh akhir piala emas CONCACAF. chicharito menjaringkan gol menarik dengan membuat "back heel" melepasi jangkauan penjaga gol guatemala.

2. pemain pertahanan MU, wes brown kini menjadi sasaran kepada beberapa kelab seperti sunderland, everton, blackburn, bolton dan aston villa. namun begitu, diberitakan brown lebih berminat untuk menyertai everton kerana ingin beraksi bersama bekas rakannya di MU iaitu phillips neville. dikatakan everton akan menawarkan 3 juta pound kepada MU untuk mendapatkan brown.

3. bekas pemain tengah MU, owen hargreaves sedang berusaha keras untuk memastikan dirinya cergas sepenuhnya dari kecederaan dan bersedia untuk menerima tawaran kontrak secara "pay as you play" daripada mana2 kelab.

4. leeds united dikhabarkan berminat untuk mendapatkan tiga bekas pemainnya secara percuma. pemain2 tersebut adalah jonathan woodgate, lee bowyer dan alan smith yang dilepaskan secara percuma oleh kelab masing2.

5. dengan penampilan antarabangsa sebanyak 98 caps, michael ballack nampaknya tidak berpeluang lagi untuk beraksi bersama skuad jerman setelah beliau menolak tawaran jurulatih jerman ketika ini, joachim low untuk beraksi dalam perlawanan persahabatan antara jerman dengan brazil pada bulan hadapan.

6. penyerang MU, wayne rooney menjadi satu2nya pemain bola sepak dari england yang berjaya menempatkan diri dalam senarai 20 ahli sukan terkaya di dunia.




7. pemain tengah everton, marouane fellaini telah memberitahu kelabnya untuk memenangi sebarang piala sekiranya ingin dia terus kekal di goodison park. fellaini masih mempunyai kontrak dua tahun lagi bersama everton setelah menyertai mereka dari standard liege dengan yuran perpindahan 15 juta pound.

8. aston villa dikatakan sedang berusaha untuk mendapatkan kapten blackpool, charlie adam daripada jangkauan liverpool. adam merupakan pemain yang tidak asing lagi kepada pengurus baru aston villa, alex mcleish memandangkan mcleish yang memberikan adam penampilan sulung pada tahun 2004 bersama skuad rangers.

9. kelab perancis, lille sedang berkira2 untuk membuat pinjaman selama satu musim untuk menggunakan khidmat pemain sayap MU, gabriel obertan. manakala dua kelab sepanyol, sevilla dan atletico madrid berminat untuk mendapatkan JSP. ini adalah kerana atletico madrid ingin membelanjakan sebahagian duit yang diperoleh hasil penjualan david de gea, sergio aguero dan jose reyes.

10. skuad B-21 england telah tersingkir dari kejohanan eropah B-21 selepas tewas 1-2 kepada skuad B-21 chezh republic. dalam dua perlawanan terdahulu, england hanya mampu seri dengan sepanyol dan ukraine.

Jumaat, 17 Jun 2011

BPL Fixtures 2011/2012 - Manchester United

August
13 West Brom (A)
20 Tottenham (H)
27 Arsenal (H)

September
10 Bolton (A)
17 Chelsea (H)
24 Stoke (A)

October
1 Norwich (H)
15 Liverpool (A)
22 Man City (H)
29 Everton (A)

November
5 Sunderland (H)
19 Swansea (A)
26 Newcastle (H)

December
3 Aston Villa (A)
10 Wolverhampton (H)
17 QPR (A)
21 Fulham (A)
26 Wigan (H)
31 Blackburn (H)

January
2 Newcastle (A)
14 Bolton (H)
21 Arsenal (A)
31 Stoke (H)

February
4 Chelsea (A)
11 Liverpool (H)
25 Norwich (A)

March
3 Tottenham (A)
10 West Brom (H)
17 Wolverhampton (A)
24 Fulham (H)
31 Blackburn (A)

April
7 QPR (H)
9 Wigan (A)
14 Aston Villa (H)
21 Everton (H)
28 Man City (A)

May
5 Swansea (H)
13 Sunderland (A)

Free ja depa ni

Patrick Vieira, Robert Pires and Sol Campbell are among the high-profile players included on a list of individuals who have been released by Premier League clubs.

The trio were key components of Arsenal's title-winning 2004 side, which went unbeaten in the league. Seven years later and the former Gunners find themselves unattached, but they are in good company as a list on the Premier League's official website contains the names of 123 players who have been released from their contracts and will now be looking for new clubs.

Many are youngsters who have failed to make the grade but some big names feature amongst the casualties.

West Ham and Birmingham have both seen international players leave following relegation to the Championship.

Seb Larsson, Lee Bowyer, Kevin Phillips and James McFadden are among those leaving St Andrew's while Matt Upson, Danny Gabbidon and Lars Jacobsen will not call Upton Park home next term.

Manchester United have released Owen Hargreaves after the Canadian-born English international failed to prove his fitness to Sir Alex Ferguson.

Similarly, Tottenham have let injury-plagued Jonathan Woodgate leave White Hart Lane.

Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool have seen no dramatic departures, but Javier Garrido joins Vieira through the exit door at Manchester City.

John Carew and Eidur Gudjohnsen, who both had spells at Stoke, were released by Aston Villa and the Potters respectively.

Not all players will be too worried at their inclusion, however. Johan Elmander is featured despite agreeing a free transfer to Galatasaray, while Wolves veteran Jody Craddock is set to be offered a new deal at the club.

Players such as Nigel Reo-Coker, Bolo Zenden and Zoltan Gera have also been sent packing despite featuring regularly for their clubs last season.


Source: http://www.goal.com/en-gb/news/2896/premier-league/2011/06/16/2534565/arsenal-invincibles-patrick-vieira-robert-pires-sol-campbell

Cerita wei cerita

1. liverpool telah memperkenalkan jersi ketiga yang baru. namun, jersi tersebut telah menerima banyak kritikan daripada peminat2 liverpool kerana mempunyai warna biru; warna seteru utama liverpool iaitu everton. walaubagaimanapun, secara umumnya jersi tersebut adalah berwarna putih.

Jersi ketiga Liverpool yang mencetuskan kontroversi


2. pada minggu hadapan, liverpool dijangkakan akan memperkenalkan pemain tengah yang baru, sylvian marveaux yang berasal dari perancis beraksi bersama kelab rennes. marveaux bakal menyertai liverpool secara percuma dikatakan menandatangani kontrak lima tahun bersama liverpool dengan bayaran gaji 60 ribu pound seminggu. kehadiran marveaux sekaligus akan menyebabkan penyerang liverpool, milan javanovic berpindah keluar memandangkan peluangnya untuk beraksi akan semakin tipis.

3. alex mcleish yang dilantik sebagai pengurus aston villa yang baru diberitakan telah menyerahkan senarai pemain2 yang beliau inginkan kepada pemilik aston villa, randy lerner. salah seorang pemain yang dikehendaki mcleish adalah penjaga gol birmingham city, ben foster kerana ketika ini aston villa tidak mempunyai penjaga gol utama selepas brad freidel yang tidak disambung kontraknya menyertai spurs bagi musim hadapan. sekali lagi aston villa telah mencetuskan lagi kemarahan para penyokong birmingham city kerana setelah berjaya mendapatkan bekas pengurus mereka, kini penjaga gol mereka pula disasarkan. sepertimana yang diketahui, aston villa dan birmingham city merupakan seteru setempat.

4. pengurus spurs, harry redknapp telah sekali lagi menyatakan keputusan untuk tidak menjual pemain tengahnya, luka modric kepada mana2 pasukan. redknapp menyatakan keputusannya tersebut setelah chelsea menawarkan 22 juta pound untuk modric. sebelum ini, MU juga telah dinafikan peluang untuk mendapatkan modric. 

5. dikhabarkan dalam masa 48 jam, penyerang ivory coast, gervinho akan sah menjadi pemain baru arsenal setelah melengkapkan perpindahan bernilai 10.6 juta pound. penyerang berusia 24 tahun tersebut bakal memperoleh kontrak selama 4 tahun. selain gervinho, pengurus arsenal, arsene wenger turut ingin membawa pemain tengah shakhtar donesk berasal dari brazil, willian dalam perjanjian yang merangkumi yuran perpindahan dan pemain tengah arsenal, denilson.

6. setelah dikatakan MU sedang berada di peringkat terakhir perbincangan dengan pihak pengurusan udinese bagi mendapatkan alexis sanchez, kini barcelona dan chelsea masing2 mengambil langkah yang lebih proaktif untuk membeli sanchez. chelsea dikatakan akan diberikan sejumlah wang yang banyak oleh pemiliknya untuk memastikan sanchez hadir sebagai pemain baru di stamford brigde.

7. penyerang antarabangsa cameroon, samuel eto'o yang kini beraksi bersama kelab itali, inter milan telah menyatakan hasratnya untuk bermain dalam BPL sekaligus meletakkan dirinya dalam pasaran pemain pada musim panas ini. eto'o pernah dikaitkan dengan beberapa kelab seperti arsenal, spurs dan chelsea namun ketiga2 kelab london ini tidak bersedia untuk membayar gaji 185 ribu pound yang kini sedang diterima oleh eto'o di inter milan.

Khamis, 16 Jun 2011

Britain's Most Expensive Teen Footballers

Wayne Rooney: £27million, Everton to Manchester United (2004)
Already an England international, and one of the hottest properties in European football after a blistering Euro 2004, Rooney became the most expensive British teenager in footballing history when he left Everton for a cool £27m. Barring a rotten World Cup and a loss of form that lasted the best part of a year, it's gone relatively well for Rooney at Old Trafford with four Premier League titles (thanks in part to over 100 PL goals from Rooney), the Champions League and a couple of League Cups.


Theo Walcott: £12million, Southampton to Arsenal (2006)
Sven-Goran Eriksson shocked the footballing world by naming the 17-year-old in his 2006 World Cup squad, just five months after Arsenal signed him from Championship side Southampton and before he had even made his Gunners' debut. Four years later he wasn't even in Fabio Capello's 2010 squad after four years in which his blistering pace had often been followed by infuriatingly mindless footballing decisions. Has he been worth the money? Over five years on and the jury is still out.


Gareth Bale: £10million (including add-ons), Southampton to Tottenham (2007)
It's fair to say that Bale struggled in his first two years at Spurs, as the north London side failed to win any of the first 24 Premier League games he started. Bale was so underwhelming that boss Harry Redknapp was ready to send him on loan in January 2010 until he accidentally discovered that he was rather a good left-winger. A Champions League hat-trick against Inter at the San Siro later and he's the reigning PFA Players' Player of the Year and apparently worth around £50m.


Fabian Delph: £8million, Leeds to Aston Villa (2009)
Remember him? Delph was one of the Football League's brightest prospects when, still only 19, he completed a big-money move to Villa. Competition for places and long-term injuries have limited Delph to just eight Premier League starts in his first two seasons at Villa Park, but he efforts were rewarded with a new long-term contract in March 2011. He still has rather a long way to go to justify that transfer fee.


Glen Johnson: £6million, West Ham to Chelsea (2003)
Johnson was the first signing of the Roman Abramovich revolution at Stamford Bridge in 2003. Then 18 - and with just a handful of first-team appearances under his belt - he found first-team football hard to come by under both Claudio Ranieri and Jose Mourinho, moving to Portsmouth in 2006. Some fine performances at right-back for the south-coast club earned him a second big-money move, in 2009, this time to Liverpool (for a fee in the region of £17.5million). Worryingly, he now has 34 England caps despite not being a terribly good defender.

source: http://www.football365.com/story/0,17033,8750_6988779,00.html

Penaja baru FA Cup England

Budweiser will today be announced as the new FA Cup sponsors.

The US beer giants have sealed a three-year deal understood to be worth around £8million a year.
Parent company Anheuser-Busch InBev enjoy tie-ins with the NFL, Olympics, Major League baseball and the From Back Page World Cup - and the new sponsors plan to promote the competition globally. 

E.ON stepped down as sponsors this year after five seasons. 

An FA source said: "It's a great coup to get Budweiser as our sponsor. 

"Many doubted we could attract a big name but this shows how attractive the competition still is. 

"Regardless of what people say about the Champions League and Premier League, the FA Cup remains the world's greatest club competition." 

FA chiefs came under fire last month when the Cup final was held on the same day as a full programme of Premier League fixtures, which saw Manchester United seal the title at Blackburn. 

United were celebrating their triumph live on TV, with the FA Cup final between Manchester City and Stoke already under way at Wembley. 

And FA chairman David Bernstein has already admitted the same scenario is likely to happen again this coming season. 


Sejarah 2011

buat julung2 kalinya, dalam diari aktiviti aku bagi tahun 2011 ni, kemarin dulu, akhirnya aku jejakkan jugak kaki aku pi stadium darul aman. memang lama sungguh aku tak pi tengok bola kat stadium, jangankan SDA, stadium2 len pun dak jugak.

tergeraknya hati aku ni bukannya apa, game kedah lawan N9 selasa malam aritu adalah game liga super yang last sekali kedah main kat home. jadi timbul la rasa nak tengok kedah main. kena plak sebelum ni orang duk kata kedah la dah main cantik sejak wan jamak pegang, banding masa mat usop dulu. balik gheja petang tu, aku punya la duk pikiaq nak pi ka dak. duk mandi masa maghrib tu aku decide nak pi. dan2 ajak adik ipaq aku dengan sepupu dia skali pi tengok bola. lagipun si adik ipaq aku tu dah lama duk tanya aku bila lagi nak bawak dia pi stadium. hat sepupu dia lagi la, tak penah tengok kedah main lagi kat SDA. koi 8 camtu, aku pun gerak la pi loqstaq dari jitra. sampai ja teruih pi cari tiket. beli hat murah ja, duk blakang gol hehe. jadi la. yang penting dapat jugak masuk stadium.

emm fan kedah takla ramai mana. jangan duk banding masa zaman marlon dulu. memang beza yang amat sangat la. tapi at least, SDA takla nampak lapang sangat. aku ajak dua budak tu pi duk kat scoreboard lama. taktau lak aku yang dekat2 situ, ultras kedah wat jadi port. kira duk dengaq ja la depa bersorak selalu. lagu pun macam2 aih. tapi aku kesian jugak kat depa, sebab aku duk nampak depa lebih banyak nyanyi dari duk tengok manusia duk tendang2 bola tengah padang. heran aku makin bertambah bila puak2 ultras tu rajin duk lempaq tisu tandas. banyak jugak duit depa no. tengok macam pakat2 tak gheja. tapi tak kisah la. mungkin parent kaya kot.

bila game ja start, mata aku duk tumpu ja la kat padang. bila dah lama tak tengok live, maksud aku kat stadium la, aku rasa kedah ada gameplay. sempoi jugak cara kedah main. beza la dari sebelum2 ni, based on apa yang aku dengaq dan tengok hat lama2 dulu. tadak sangat dah main long ball. defend and midfield hold bola pun kemas. tak kelam kabut nak release bola. pada aku, kelemahan ketara kedah adalah kat bahagian attacking. dah la main terlalu compact, passing pun teraboq. kesian jugak kat bad sebab kena duk kat tengah sebab nak dapat bola.

1st half kedah nampak tak bernafsu nak cari gol. tengok lebih kepada penguasaan bola dan kawasan tengah padang. cuma sesekali ja serang pintu gol n9. defend memang mantop tambah2 bila ada pozi nan. semua bola dia sapu abih. kiri kanan pun nampak steady. kira bleh handel la attacking threat n9. kat tengah amar rohidan memang cool ja. pandai hold bola. 

untuk 2nd half, game kedah jadi laju skit. dah mola ada gerakan2 menarik. tapi macam aku habaq awai2 tadi la, attacking kedah tak bapa nak klik. lambat support bila member dapat bola. paklong dengan bad memang duk gheja kuat. rata padang depa lari. bila dah duk pegang bola kerap, kedah mola dapat wat serangan yang mengancam. thru ball cantik dari sapa tau bagi kat meen. memang bleh golnya kalu sepak betoi2 tapi si meen ni taktaula apa yang ada kat pala otak dia, pi rembat ke bulan. dahtu ada lagi peluang. tapi sama jugak, meen kelam kabut nak cari pintu gol dahtu sepak tah ke mana. 
gol kedah ni terhasil bila ada sorang player kedah berjaya lepas perangkap offside belah kanan. bola yang dapat kat dia, dia bawak ke depan sebelum cross depan pintu gol n9. bad yang bijak lari masuk tengah tenang ja sepak bola masuk dalam gol. so kedah dah bleh la nak rasa menang dengan game pun tinggai tak sampai 20 minit nak abih. tapi dalam duk nak defend 1 gol tu, kedah bleh la pi bolos sebijik. katanya gol sendiri. keeper kena bola lemas. kedah dengan n9 kongsi satu mata bila wisel ditiupkan.

apa yang boleh aku kata adalah kedah lani dah main ok dah. senang cakap ada gameplay. corak passing pun kemas. ada orang kata ala2 arsenal gitu. kira tak kalut sangat dah main lani. kurang2 kedah dah create platform yang ok la untuk saingan piala malaysia nanti. yang penting maintainkan dulu wan jamak. pemain2 pun nampak dah bleh serasi dengan taktik wan jamak.

PULUN KEDAH PULUN!!!

Rabu, 15 Jun 2011

Kompilasi berita

1. MU mungkn berjaya mengalahkan barcelona dan man city untuk mendapatkan alexis sanchez dengan harga 27 juta pound. ini adalah kerana CEO MU, david gill telah pergi ke sepanyol untuk berjumpa presiden udinese bagi membincangkan perpindahan sanchez ke MU. kesudian MU untuk membelanjakan lebih 4 juta pound dari tawaran asal MU kepada udinese telah membolehkan MU mengadakan perbincangan yang lebih lanjut berkenaan pembelian sanchez.

2. kelab itali, palermo telah meminta chelsea untuk membayar sekurang2nya 44 juta pound jika mereka ingin mendapatkan khidmat pemain tengah palermo, javier pastore. selain chelsea, real madrid dan barcelona turut dikaitkan dengan perpindahan pastore. setakat ini, pastore yang akan berusia 22 tahun minggu hadapan telah mempunyai 8 caps mewakili skuad argentina.

3. chelsea juga nampaknya akan berputih mata apabila penyerang muda brazil yang sudah lama disasarkan iaitu neymar berkemungkinan akan menyertai real madrid dalam jangka masa terdekat. agen bagi pemain berusia 19 tahun tersebut dikatakan kenalan rapat bari presiden real madrid sekaligus memudahkan segala urusan yang diperlukan.

4. seorang lagi penyerang yang dikaitkan dengan chelsea, sergio aguero dikatakan akan menolak tawaran tawaran chelsea untuk menyertai juventus. dikhabarkan kelab itali tersebut berjaya mengemukakan tawaran 40 juta pound menepati klausa pembelian dalam kontrak aguero bersama atletico madrid.

5. bekas pengurus chelsea, ruud gullit telah dipecat dari jawatan pengurus kelab rusia, terek setelah dilabel sebagai 'playboy' oleh presiden chechnya. ini adalah kerana presiden chechnya kurang berpuas hati dengan cara pengedalian gullit di kelab tersebut.
6. diberitakan pengurus sunderland, steve bruce kini sedang berada di tahap perbincangan bagi mendapatkan khidmat dua pemain MU iaitu wes brown dan darron gibson. selain itu, gibson yang merupakan seorang pemain tengah menyatakan kesudiannya untuk berhijrah ke sunderland jika peluang tersebut tiba. seorang lagi pemain MU, john o'shea yang sebelum ini menjadi salah seorang daripada tiga pemain MU yang ditawarkan oleh bruce dengan harga 12 juta pound tidak berminat untuk menyertai sunderland.

7. selain trio pemain MU, sunderland turut mensasarkan tiga lagi pemain bagi menguatkan skuad untuk musim hadapan. dengan menggunakan sebahagian besar yuran perpindahan yang diterima atas penjualan jordan henderson kepada liverpool, sunderland kini sedang memancing pemain tengah birmingham city, craig gardner, penyerang spurs, peter crouch dan pemain sayap wigan atletic, charles n'zogbia.

8. berdasarkan penilaian yang diletakkan aston villa, liverpool perlu membelanjakan 20 juta pound sekiranya mereka berminat untuk mendapatkan stewart downing. bakal kehilangan ashley young kepada MU, aston villa sedang berusaha sedaya upaya untuk mengekalkan aset2 penting dengan meminta yuran perpindahan yang tinggi.

9. arsenal dikatakan sedang menghampiri untuk mendapatkan penyerang ivory coast dari juara ligue one, lille iaitu gervinho dengan harga 12 juta pound. di samping gervinho, arsenal juga sedang cuba untuk mendapatkan seorang pemain pertahanan tengah dengan mensasarkan sama ada pemain blackburn rovers, christopher samba ataupun pemain bolton wanderers, gary cahill. turut dinyatakan adalah kesediaan arsenal untuk membelanjakan sekurang2nya 30 juta pound untuk pembelian pemain2 baru bagi mengurangkan kemarahan peminat2 mereka yang tidak berpuas hati dengan skuad sedia ada.

Selasa, 14 Jun 2011

Young close to United switch



Ashley Young is close to sealing a transfer to Premier League champions Manchester United, according to reports on Friday.
 
Young, 25, is set to sign for Sir Alex Ferguson's side after he returns from holiday, ending his four-year spell in the Midlands. The Aston Villa winger has long been linked with a move away from the Birmingham outfit and is rumoured to have turned down a new contract at Villa Park.

The fee for the England international is thought to be around £16 million and he looks set to follow compatriot Phil Jones as United's second high-profile capture of the transfer window, although the deal for the defender has hit a snag over price.

Sunderland boss Steve Bruce, who spent eight years as a player at Man Utd and is also trying to buy three of United's players, told ESPNsoccernet: ''Ashley Young is a terrific signing for Sir Alex. There are not too many naturally good wide players these days, and Young is one of the best, so he will naturally enhance the United team.

"But the fact that United are willing to spend big money, at record levels in one go for the club, shows what Manchester United are all about, they are continually evolving.

"They have lost Paul Scoles, and know Ryan Giggs cannot go on forever, but they never stand still, and the way Sir Alex is going about his business at the moment show that he means business. Once again Manchester United will be the benchmark for the new season. Can anyone catch them... well, I would doubt it."

Young scored seven goals in 34 Premier League appearances last season, in addition to scoring twice for Fabio Capello's England team.

source: http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story/_/id/927219/aston-villa%27s-ashley-young-edges-towards-man-united-switch?cc=4716

PHIL JONES FACTFILE




1992: Born on February 21 in Preston.

2003: Signed youth terms with Blackburn aged 11.

2009:
September 22 - Makes his Rovers debut in 1-0 League Cup win over Nottingham Forest.
November 17 - Appears for England Under-17s for the first time in a 3-1 win over Turkey.

2010:
March 21 - Makes his Premier League debut in 1-1 draw with Chelsea at Ewood Park. Goes on to make nine league appearances before the end of the season.
May 5 - Signs new five-year contract with Rovers.
August 10 - Makes England Under-21 debut, playing the first half of a 2-0 win over Uzbekistan.
December 18 - Suffers a knee injury just 10 minutes after coming on for Christopher Samba against West Ham, which saw Jones himself replaced by Grant Hanley and forced him to undergo a cartilage operation, keeping him sidelined for three months.

2011: February 15 - Signs a one-year extension to his contract.
March 19 - Returns as a substitute against Blackpool and starts seven of Blackburn's subsequent eight league games to the end of the season.
June 13 - Manchester United confirm they have reached agreement with Blackburn over the signing of Jones on a five-year contract.

Transfer gossips (mirrorfootball.co.uk)

Liverpool have entered the race for Southampton wonderkid Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Kenny Dalglish is ready to persuade the youngster to snub a move to Arsenal and join the Reds instead.

Chelsea have joined Tottenham in the chase for Everton's England Under-21 midfielder Jack Rodwell.
 
Scott Parker is holding out for a move to Tottenhamafter rejecting a switch to Turkey with Fenerbahce.


Blackburn are ready to step up their interest in Roger Johnson to replace Manchester United-bound Phil Jones.


Tottenham, Newcastle and Arsenal have all missed out on Lorient striker Kevin Gameiro , 24, who has joined Paris St Germain on a four-year deal.


Newcastle are still hoping to beat Everton to the signing of West Ham striker Demba Ba , 26.


Arsenal's majority shareholder Stan Kroenke is determined to keep Samir Nasri at the club and will offer him improved terms on his new contract to stop him leaving for Manchester United.


Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho is set to sell French midfielder Lassana Diarra and wants Michael Essien, 28, who he signed for Chelsea , as a replacement.


Arsenal will consider offering Ignasi Miquel on loan to Bolton as part of a deal for England defender Gary Cahill .


Swansea City are ready to revive their interest in Eidur Gudjohnsen. The Iceland striker was close to signing a deal with Fulham, but new boss Martin Jol prefers Spurs' Robbie Keane.

Manchester United winger Nani has apparently opened the door to a possible move to Real Madrid by admitting he would like to work under Jose Mourinho.


Latest update (atas permintaan heheh)

1. MU akhirnya memperoleh phil jones dari blackburn setelah perjanjian 16.5 juta pound dipersetujui. kini, jones telah sah menjadi milik MU secara rasminya sepertimana yang telah dinyatakan dalam website MU. jones telah menandatangani kontrak selama lima tahun bersama MU. pasangan pertahanannya dalam skuad england B-21, chris smalling, yang turut merupakan pemain MU, yang gembira dengan kehadiran jones berasa mereka berdua bakal menjadi nadi utama pertahanan bukan sahaja untuk MU, bahkan untuk skuad utama england di masa hadapan.

2. dikhabarkan hujung minggu liverpool akan cuba untuk memastikan perpindahan kapten blackpool, charlie adam dengan yuran perpindahan 9 juta pound. adam bakal menyertai pemain baru kedua menyertai liverpool selepas pemain muda sunderland, jordan henderson. selain adam, pemain pertahanan birmingham, scott dann dan penyerang muda ipwish, conner wickham turut menjadi sasaran liverpool.

3. arsenal sedang mendahului beberapa kelab lain seperti spurs, liverpool dan sunderland untuk mendapatkan pemain pertahanan muda sweden, alexander milosevic. beraksi di posisi leftback, pemain berusia 19 tahun ini merupakan pemain utama bagi skuad sweden B-21.

4. tindakan alex mcleish meletakkan jawatannya sebagai pengurus birmingham city telah menimbulkan kemarahan pihak pengurusan atasan kelab tersebut. mcleish dikatakan meninggalkan birmingham city yang tersingkir dari saingan BPL musim depan kerana bakal menerima tawaran seteru setempat birmingham city iaitu aston villa untuk menjadi pengurus yang baru. selain itu, keputusan mcleish juga turut dipengaruhi oleh kengganan pihak pengurusan birmingham city untuk mendapatkan pemain2 yang dikehendakinya. sebagai contoh, mcleish ingin mendapatkan pavluychenko tetapi pihak pengurusan birmingham city hanya memberikan kepadanya alexander helb yang ternyata amat mengecewakan.
5. chelsea diberitakan bersedia untuk memberikan gaji 130 ribu seminggu bagi mengumpan pemain tengah spurs, luka modric menyertai mereka. walaupun berbadan kecil, modric menjadi sasaran beberapa kelab besar england kerana kebolehannya menjadi playmaker. MU yang turut mensasarkan modric kerana beranggapan bahawa modric sesuai untuk menjadi 'successor' kepada maestro MU, paul scholes yang telahpun bersara.

6. jika sebelum ini nani dikaitkan untuk menjadi sebahagian daripada perjanjian MU untuk mendapatkan pemain tengah inter milan, wesley sneijder, kini timbul pula cerita mengatakan nani ingin beraksi di bawah tunjuk ajar pengurus real madrid, jose mourinho. ini mungkin kerana nani sedar bahawa masa hadapannya belum selamat di MU memandangkan nani masih belum mampu mengekalkan tahap konsistensi yang bagus untuk sepanjang musim.

7. baru2 ini timbul khabar angin mengatakan cristiano ronaldo berminat untuk menyertai man city sekiranya tuntutan2nya dipenuhi. di samping itu, CR juga mengakui bahawa man city pernah cuba memikatnya dengan menghantarkan gambar menunjukkan sebuah kereta bentley yang ruang dalamnya dipenuhi dengan wang. namun tindakan tersebut gagal untuk menarik perhatian CR yang ingin terus kekal bermain di sepanyol.

8. ramai yang memuji persembahan skuad england B-21 yang menunjukkan semangat juang yang tinggi ketika berhadapan dengan sepanyol dalam kejohanan eropah B-21. penyerang muda MU, danny welbeck telah menjaringkan gol penyamaan buat england setelah ketinggalan seawal minit 14 menerusi gol anders harerra.