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The death of a legend

Friday, July 31, 2009

Today is a sad day in Football as we mourn the death of a true legend, Sir Bobby Robson. Robson has been involved in football his whole life. He started his playing career in the 1950's and 1960's playing for Fulham and West Brom before starting his managerial career at Fulham in 1968, which means Robson was in the trade for 40 years, his last job was assistant to Steve Staunton, former Irish boss.

Robson managed a host of clubs during his career, including Fulham, PSV, Sporting Lisbon, Porto, Barcelona and of course Newcastle. He passed away this morning in his house after battling cancer for 15 years, which just shows his strength of character and love for the game in continuing manager during his fight. Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson payed his respect to Sir Bobby, stating that Robson often helped during him in any problem he had.

"I was never too big or proud to ask him for advice which he gave freely and unconditionally. And I'm sure I am speaking for a lot of people when I say that''.

"In my 23 years working in England there is not a person I would put an inch above Bobby Robson. I mourn the passing of a great friend; a wonderful individual; a tremendous football man and somebody with passion and knowledge of the game that was unsurpassed''.

Its a sad day in football. Sir Bobby Robson R.I.P.

Xabi's on his way

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Liverpool's start midfielder Xabi Alonso has handed in a transfer request according to a source from the club. Alonso has been strongly linked with big spending Spanish club Real Madrid and now it seems he wants to join the Spanish giants.

Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez had stood firm over Alonso often insisting he was staying at Anfield, and Madrid even admitted they were failing to get anywhere in signing him. Now, after a chat with Benitez, Alonso has submitted a transfer request and in the following days you can guarantee Madrid will make their approach.

But Alonso will not come cheap, with the Reds wanting in around £30 million for the Spanish star. In my opinion he is worth every penny. Alonso is a quality player and Liverpool made a great decision in signing him for £10 million from Real Sociedad in 2004. Now with his departure immanent, I think Liverpool's challenge for the title next season is a lot weaker without Alonso on their books.

Arsene to make shock move for Viera

Arsene Wenger is reportedly ready to bring back former captain Patrick Viera from Inter Milan to try an add some experience to the Arsenal squad. Viera is keen to leave Inter Milan and a host of clubs from England are interested, including Arsenal's rivals Tottenham. Arsene Wenger recently stated he will not panic buy after the loss of two key players, Emmanuel Adebayor and Kolo Toure.

Viera played for Arsenal from 1996-2005 where he won three Premier League tittles, one of which was the famous unbeaten season, and also four FA Cups. He left Arsenal for Juventus in 2005 where he spent one season before moving to Inter Milan after Juventus were relegated for match-fixing. However, he has since fallen down in the ranks at Inter, and spent most of last season on the bench, thus him wanting to leave.

Spurs were the first club to make an offer for Viera, offering him a one year contract with added bonuses, but now it seems Arsenal have matched that offer. Now its up to Viera whether he wants to return to the club where he was once loved, or go to their bitter rivals and more than likely be eternally hated by Arsenal fans.

Personally I think he will choose Arsenal. He spent nine great years their and I see no reason why he wouldn't return. However, I'm not sure Viera is the right choice for Wenger. Of course he will add experience but he is 33 now and in my opinion he is way past his best.

Wolfsburg set to sign Martins

Newcastle striker Obafemi Martins looks set to leave St. James Park and join German side Wolfsburg for a fee reported to be in around £9 million. The Nigerian striker joined Newcastle from Inter Milan in August 2006.

Now it seems Martins is ready to move onto better things, with Newcastle relegated to the Championship and Wolfsburg the new champions on Germany, it will certainly be a step up for the pacey striker. Martins scored 35 goals in total for Newcastle.

So is this end for Newcaslte. Managerless, relegated, looking for a new owner and just lost 6-1 against Leyton Orient, can things get any worse. As for Wolfsburg, is this the start of their dominance in Germany. They certainly have a very good team, and if they can keep their star players such as Dzeko and Grafite and add players of the calibre of Martins, i see no reason why they won't challenge for the Bundesliga title again next year.

Eboue waving goodbye?

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

In Arsenal's friendly today versus Hannover 96 Emmanuel Eboue may have just signalled his intent to leave the club. After the game, which Arsenal won 1-0 from a goal from captain Cesc Fabregas, Eboue took off his boots and shirt and threw them to the Arsenal fans. After giving away his boots and shirt, Eboue waved at the Arsenal fans, perhaps saying goodbye. Eboue has recently been linked with Fiorentina so is this a sign that Eboue is on his way to Italy?

In other friendlies Anderson and Antonio Valencia both grabbed their first goals for Manchester United. This of course might be a relief for Anderson, who went two goalless years at the club bar scoring twice in peno shootouts.Anderson's goals might be worth a look, a cracking free kick from the left side. Also, Bayern Munich thumped Ac Milan 4-1 with goals from Muller (2), Sene and Schweinsteiger and Pirlo scoring for Milan.

Injury prone Owen out until Christmas

Manchester United midfielder Owen Hargreaves has been ruled out of action until Christmas. The England international joined the Red Devils from Bayern Munich on July 1st 2007 for £17 million. However, Hargreaves' career has been plagued by injury and this is his latest setback after not recovering from surgery on his knees in time for the new season.

After Hargreaves joined United, he came with a reputation of a midfield rock who was going to sure up the United midfield, but after a series of injuries Hargreaves only managed to play 28 times. He only made one start last season in what was an injury that has seen him be out longer than Arsenal striker Eduardo, who had a horrific leg break in February 2008.

Hargreaves, Ferguson and the rest of the United squad will be hoping the former Bayern ace will be able to make his return in December and hopefully put his injury nightmare behind him. In my opinion, Hargreaves is an excellent player and it is unfortunate he had such long spell on the sidelines. Its official now though, United have the two most injury prone Owen's in the Premier League.

Toure set for City switch

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Arsenal defender Kolo Toure looks set to switch red for blue as Manchester City close in on a £16 million pound deal. Toure, who is currently the longest serving player in the Arsenal squad, joined the Gunners in 2002 for £150,000 thousand pounds.

With Toure set to be City's 5Th signing of the season, their challenge for not only the top four but maybe even the Championship is looking more impressive with every signing. However, Toure will be City's first defensive signing of the summer. In my opinion, Toure would be an excellent signing for City, his athleticism and strength would greatly strengthen a fairly weak City defense.

With Toure's departure immanent Arsene Wenger will surely look for a replacement. Obvious candidate Brede Hangleland is target after being linked earlier in the season, but also linked with the Gunners is Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini. In my opinion, Hangleland would be a perfect replacement. He would add height and strength to the Arsenal back-line and would probably cost less than City are paying for Toure, although there is no denying Toure will be a loss to Arsenal.

Man Utd next on The Special One's list

Inter Milan manager Jose Mourinho has claimed that he would love to succeed Alex Ferguson at Manchester United. The former Chelsea boss last night told the media than when Alex Ferguson eventually retires, he would no doubt succeed him.

"I would consider going to Manchester United. but United have to consider if they want me to succeed Sir Alex Ferguson. If they do, then of course''.

Mourinho, who left Chelsea in September 2007 and since went on the manage Inter Milan, couldn't resist having a cheeky go at his former club.

"Since I left I became champion again but they have not been champions again. I keep winning and they don't."

But before Mourinho leaves Inter, he has one more goal in mind. Inter have not won the Champions League since 1945, and Mourinho is very excited to try and break that drought next season.

"At Inter, winning the Italian League is very important but we have something else on our minds."

Personally, I think Inter have a great squad, especially with the addition of Eto'o, but to be honest I can't see anyone else winning the Champions League this year bar Real Madrid, but maybe I'm wrong.

Crouch heading to White Hart Lane

Monday, July 27, 2009

England international Peter Crouch is on the verge of joining Tottenham Hotspur from Portsmouth for a fee believed to be in around £9 million pounds. Crouch, who joined Portsmouth in July 2008, scored 16 goals for Portsmouth last season.

Crouch has been subject to speculation in recent weeks, with Sunderland boss Steve Bruce interested in the lanky striker. But Redknapp has beaten Bruce to the chase, which is likely to upset Bruce as they were asked to pay £12 million for the English international.

"We are sorry to see Peter go both as a player and a person and would like to thank him for playing a key role in keeping the club in the Premier League last season,"
said a spokesman of Portsmouth.

The question now is, will Harry Redknapp have a selection headache next season, or will strength in depth help Spurs? With Defoe, Keane, Pavlyuchenko all competing for a place in the starting eleven Spurs fans can count on their team scoring next year, its conceding that will be the problem in my opinion.

Black Cats set to swoop for Bent

Darren Bent is on the verge of joining Steve Bruce's Sunderland in a £15 million pound move from Spurs. Bent joined Tottenham in 2007 for £16.65 million but never really made a huge impression and it now seems his time at White Hart Line is coming to an end.

Originally Bruce had set his sights on Portsmouth striker Peter Crouch, but after missing out on the lanky striker, Bruce turned his attention to Bent. And Bruce was confident that Bent could agree personal terms after their £15 million pound offer was accepted. The transfer is set to be concluded when Bent returns from China on tour with Spurs.

''Talks are ongoing at a high level''.

In my opinion, Bent was very over-priced for a player who had one good season at Charlton, in which they got relegated. I still think that £15 million would be over pricing the England international, and i would think that maybe an offer of £11 million would be fair for both teams.

Fiorentina interested in out of favour Eboue

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Italian side Fiorentina have rekindled their interest in Arsenal's versatile Ivorian Emmanuel Eboue. Eboue, who had a shocking season with the Gunner's last year, was targeted by Fiorentina firstly as part of an exchange for Brazilian star Felipe Melo, who since moved to Juventus, but the Italian side are still interested in the out of favour Gunner.

Eboue was once a fan favourite at the Emirates, and was once one of the most promising wing backs in the Premiership, but since the arrival of Bacary Sagna, Eboue moved to the right wing position but often failed to impress and was even booed by his own fans are a shocking display.

In my opinion, Arsene Wenger would be crazy not to accept any sort of cash offer from any club. Eboue clearly lacks confidence and in my opinion, he is not worthy of a place on the Arsenal team. Fiorentina are thought to be considering an offer of in the region of £6 million.

Viera on Spurs radar

Friday, July 24, 2009

Spurs boss Harry Redknapp has admitted that he is interested in signing former Arsenal ace Patrick Viera, but has revealed that talks between Spurs and Inter Milan have stalled. Redknapp is keen to buy a central defender, but admits Viera is high on his wish list.

"I'm still interested in Patrick, I would like him''.

Viera moved from Arsenal to Juventus in 2005 for a free of around £13 million. But he was forced to move after the famous match fixing scandal. Viera received many offers, including Real Madrid and Arsenal, but eventually moved to Juventus rivals Inter Milan. However, since his move to Milan Viera never really played to his full potential, and has recently been used mainly as a sub. Now it seems Viera is trying to try re-kindle his career with a move to Arsenal rivals Tottenham, according to Redknapp.

"If he wants to come to Tottenham it shows you about his character. He wants to come and play, he's a fantastic player and wants to play here."

Personally i think Viera is past it, but if Spurs got him cheap, he might prove to be a good singing.

Gunners ready to outbid rivals

Arsene Wenger is reportedly ready to try an outbid rivals Tottenham for Real Madrid Striker Klass-Jan Huntelaar. The Dutch striker only moved to Madrid last January is a £20 million pounds move, which could rise to £27 million. Huntelaar only made twenty appearances for the Galacticos, scoring 8 goals, but it now appears he is set to leave the Spanish giants following the arrivals of Karim Benzema, Kaka, and Cristiano Ronaldo.

"We want the best option for the kid without taking too much time over it. Now the decision rests with Real."

And it now seems Arsenal are the latest club linked with the talented striker. According to The Sun the Gunners believe they are capable of out biding Spurs with a £16.5 million bid. Huntelaar recently stated his desire to play in England, which he backed up by rejecting a move to German side Stuttgart.

In my opinion, perhaps Arsene Wenger should be putting a defensive midfielder on top of his priority list, and although Huntelaar would be a great signing, a defensive midfielder would be far more effective for the Gunners.

Portsmouth looking to put their Premiership future in God's Hand

Many heads were turned by the surprise announcement from the oldest club in the Football League, Notts County, that former England and Mexico boss Sven Goran Eriksson was to assume the role of Director of Football at the club. However, Portsmouth's Arab owners have apparently today requested that football legend Diego Maradona, notoriously known for his silky skills and hand of God goal against England, step down from his post as Argentina manager to take a job as Pompey's "global ambassador".

According to the Daily Star, Sulaiman Al Fahid who earlier this month completed a £60 million takeover at Fratton Park, believes that Maradona is the right man to attract world class footballer's to come and play in a Portsmouth jersey. Surprisingly, sources close to the infamous Argentinean legend claim that Maradona has expressed an interest to work alongside Sulaiman Al Fahid.

"At Napoli, he started from scratch and built a club. He has the power to transform football teams." - Sulaiman Al Fahid, Portsmouth owner.

Portsmouth have said that they can make no further comment on the situation while Maradona is still employed by the Argentinean Football Association.

In other Portsmouth related news, Rafa Benitez is reportedly keeping tabs on towering striker Peter Crouch while on tour with the Liverpool squad in Thailand. Crouch who only left the Reds for Portsmouth last year in a deal worth £11 million is seen as a viable option to replace outgoing striker Andriy Voronin. It was originally thought Voronin would stay at Anfield and fight for his place in the Liverpool first 11 after a successful loan spell at German club Hertha Berlin, however increasing interest from Germany could tempt Benitez to cash in on Voronin at the right time.

Ibrahimovic - Eto'o swap deal edges closer

Thursday, July 23, 2009
Barcelona's offer of £45 million plus Samuel Eto'o for Zlatan Imbrahimovic had edged one step closer after the Barcelona striker stated that he agreed personal terms with Italian club Inter Milan.

The Cameroon international was offered as a part of a massive offer from the Catalans for Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The deal, which also includes Alexander Hleb joining Milan on loan for the season, was held up when Eto'o could not agree terms with the Italian giants but it now seems a deal has been struck in what will be, in my opinion, a great deal for Inter Milan.

"All the details have been filed."

As well as receiving £45 million for Ibrahimovic, Inter will also get a proven goalscorer in Eto'o , as well as strength in depth with the addition of Hleb who can be a very effective player. In my opinion, Ibrahimovic is very over-rated, and the way he plays is Berbatov-Esq. Iv seen him play on numerous occasions and he has often seemed lazy and sluggish, although their is no doubt he has the ability I think he will need to work harder for the team is he is ever to be considered as a world class striker.

Samir breaks a leg

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Arsenal midfielder Samir Nasri has unfortunately suffered a broken leg while in pre-season training with the Gunners in Waltersdorf in Austria. The France international sustained a fracture to his right fibula. This means that the France international will miss the opening weeks of the Premier League, but hopes to return sometime in October. The clubs website stated that the midfielder will be out for two to three months.

The news is likely to upset the Arsenal fans and staff as Nasri had an excellent first season in the Premier League, scoring 6 goals in 28 starts. But the question now is, will Wenger panic buy to replace Nasri, or does he believe their is cover for the French star. Wenger usually deployed Nasri on the left wing, but since the arrival of Arshavin he was given a more central role. For me, I think have cover for Nasri, but they will still need to strengthen the midfield, particularly the central midfield. Its fairly obvious Arsenal need a big presence in midfield, and with Yaya Toure and Felipe Melo seemingly not going to Arsenal this summer, Wenger will have to turn his attention elsewhere.

Xabi wants Real switch.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Xabi Alonso has shocked Liverpool fans and staff by admitting that he is delighted that Real Madrid want to sign him. The Liverpool midfielder has been subject to speculation this summer, with Real Madrid showing interest in the Spanish star, along with Man City and even Arsenal.

''It is always a great feeling when Madrid want you, especially considering the phase of the career I am in now''.

Big spending Real Madrid, who have already signed four big names this summer, Kaka, Benzema, Ronaldo, Albiol, have named Alonso as their next target this summer, but it is believed the Galacticos would have to splash out £35 Million for the Reds midfielder. With Alonso now willing to move to the Spanish giants, they must now persuade Rafa Benitez to let go of the Spanish star. Alonso is going to do them a favour on this, stating that he wants to have a discussion over his future with Benitez over the coming days.

"I will talk to him, sure, but the first thing to do when I arrive is to greet him''.

In my opinion, Alonso is a great player who would definitely add even more strength to the already impressive Real Madrid squad, who take on Shamrock Rover in Tallaght tonight at 8.00 o' clock tonight.

Adebayor wants Adebay-more.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Emmanuel Adebayor today took a step closer to joining Manchester City and is set to undergo a medical, but the striker seems not only to want a lucrative contract for City, but is pushing for a £2 million loyalty bonus from his former club Arsenal.

The Togo striker is adamant that he is yet to receive his loyalty bonus for not handing in a transfer request, which baffles me as in my opinion it was his lack of loyalty which lost him a place in the Arsenal faithfuls hearts.

Adebayor is set to receive £170,000 per week from the Sky Blues, which is almost double what he received from the Gunners. This is likely to upset Arsenal fans and Adebayor will probably get some stick when they play Manchester City this season.

It wasn't about money, says Barry.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Manchester City midfielder Gareth Barry has claimed his move to the wealthiest club in Britain was not because of money. The former Aston Villa captain moved to Manchester City in a £12 million pound move last month and has come under stick from many people, including Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez claiming the England international only went for ''money,money,money''. But Barry rejected these claims, stating that after talking to City boss Mark Hughes, the move seemed right for him.

''Manchester City had agreed a fee with Aston Villa. Once I'd spoken to the manager, heard the ambition and he told me what the club were aiming for, that suited me''.

Benitez had always been a fan of Barry, and never had an intention of hiding it. The Liverpool boss often made an approach for the midfielder and his interest was widely known. Barry himself was a key figure at Aston Villa. He was their captain and the engine room of the Aston Villa midfield. No doubt Aston Villa fans were upset to see their captain leave especially to a club who finished in a lower position in the league.

It was easy to see why fans all across the country were upset by Barry's move to City, which in my opinion was largely contributed by money, but you have to admit that Man City are a team that are going places fast. Along with Barry, they have signed Roque Santa Cruz from Blackburn and most notably Carlos Tevez from Manchester United along with the impending move of Adebayor, which is bound to happen unless A.C Milan make a last ditch offer for the striker. All of these signings, including the players City are reportedly interested in makes City's challenge for a Champions League spot look very impressive. So for me Barry's decision to join City, although upset many of his fans, was the right one for his future.

What do you think of Barry's move to City?
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Klaas waits on Spurs to join Hunt

Out of favour Real Madrid striker Klaas Jan Huntelaar has today issued a plea to Tottenham Hotspur boss Harry Redknapp to join the race for his signature sooner rather than later. According to the Mirror, the Dutch ace is delaying a pending offer from German giants VFB Stuttgart in the hope that he will be playing at White Hart Lane come August 16th when Tottenham clash with last year's Premiership runner up, Liverpool.

Huntelaar who hit the net an impressive 8 times in 11 games while playing in Spain last season has accepted the fact that his name will fall down the pecking order in Madrid after the arrival of French maestro Karim Benzema. While Benzema could cost Real as much as €41 million when incentives come into play, president Florentino Perez will be happy to recoup €20 million of this money with the imminent sale of Huntelaar.

Despite only signing a deal with Real in January, Huntelaar is set to leave after a backroom shuffle which includes Florentino Perez starting his second term as president and the arrival of Manuel Pellegrini as successor to former boss Juande Ramos.

The only concrete offer Real have received is believed to be a fee in the region of €20 million from German side Stuttgart however Huntelaar is not keen on a move to Germany and would much rather to be playing on English soil this season.

Lescott staying put.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Everton manager David Moyes has declared that he has no intention of letting his star defender Jolean Lescott leave the Merseyside club this summer. The England international has been subject to speculation this summer, with Man City keen to add the defender to their squad, and Arsenal are also interested in signing the English star.

But Moyes has squashed rumours Lescott could leave this summer, in fact, he was no departures at Everton this summer.

''I have already said there will be no players sold at Everton and I do not feel I need to say any more''

Personally I think Lescott would be a quality addition to any squad, particularly Arsenal who lack a big presence in defence and in my opinion Lescott would be an excellent addition to their squad.

Do you think Lescott will leave? What club should he sign for?
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Drogba and Bosingwa ban's gets reduced.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Chelsea players Didier Droba and Jose Bosingwa have had their European bans reduced by one game each, meaning the Ivory coast star will miss the first three games of the Champions League, and the Portugal wing back will miss the first two.

The bans were handed to the two players after their reaction to defeat to Barcelona in the Champions League semi-final last season. Drogba himself threw a hissy fit after the game, letting the referee and his officials know what he thought of their performance, he also shouted into the camera which went out live on TV. Bosingwa was also banned for the comments he made about the referee's performance, but only received a three game ban, one less than Drogba's four. The news will come as good news for the Chelsea staff and faithful.

Salzburg v Bohemians. 15-July-09
On a different note, I would like to wish Bohemians the best of luck when they play Salzburg tonight, in the second round of the Champions League. Bohemians, who play the Austrian team in the Red Bull arena tonight and then again in Dailymount next Wednesday 22-July-09, are currently top of the Irish league by five points.

Villa set to sign Downing

Aston Villa are poised to sign Middlesbrough left winger Stewart Downing for a fee of £12million. Since Middlesbrough got relegated to the Championship this season, it was suspected that their star winger would leave the club, and now it seems Villa have won the race to sign him.

But, it is a gamble from Villa manager Martin O'Neill as Downing is currently recovering from a broken foot, ironically which is received against Villa, and is not expected to return to full fitness for four to five months.

Personally i think that O'Neill is making the wrong move. No doubt Downing is a good player, but in my opinion a left winger is not what Villa require, considering Ashley Young is one of their best players, and possibly one of the best left wingers in the league.

Do you think Villa should sign Downing?
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Can United Challenge next year?

Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Are Manchester United still Premier league challengers next season? With the loss of two of their attacking superstars, for me, its hard to see them mounting a serious challenge for the league.

Crisitiano Ronaldo, United's leader goals scorer over the past two seasons, departed for Real Madrid and soon after Argentinian forward Carlos Tevez signed for rivals Manchester City. Of course Ronaldo is a big loss, and everyone knows why, but the departure of Tevez will also have a huge affect on The Red Devils. Along with the goals Tevez scored and made, he was always a hard worker, unlike some of the other united strikers, and for me was among their best players behind Ronaldo and Rooney.

So the question has to be asked, can they challenge for the tittle next year? For me, no they can't, they have lost two key players and brought in three players who for me, could never replace Ronaldo or Tevez.

What do you think of Man Utd's title credentials next year?
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Bayern shut door on Ribery sale

Bayern have stated that they will not be letting go on French superstar Frank Ribery, even if they are offered a staggering £60 million. Ribery has been linked with numerous clubs, including Real Madrid, Barcelona and Manchester United.

The Bayern ace was also reported to be so desperate to move club, he missed training in order to force a move. However, Bayern squashed these rumours by stating the Ribery had a genuine excuse for his absence.

''If he is injured he is injured. Just like everyone else.''

Do you think Ribery should leave Bayern?
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City swoop for Tevez

Monday, July 13, 2009

Manchester City have strengthened their squad greatly with the signing of Argentine Carlos Tevez. The former Red Devil has been signed of a five-year-contract, pending a medical.

Tevez has been linked to City for some time, and it was clear he was going to leave the Red Devils, and who could blame him. The United star was a consistent top class performer, and to lose his place to the lackluster Dimitar Berbatov would in my opinion, annoy any player.

Along with the signings of Gareth Barry and Roque Santa Cruz, Tevez' arrival will surely help City's chances to break into the 'top four'

What do you think of Tevez' impending move to City?
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City line up Adebayor

Emmanuel Adebayor's speculation of leaving Arsenal has kicked off today, with Manchester City reported to be in talks with the Gunners over a possible transfer. Adebayor's future has been unclear ever since AC Milan declared their interest last summer, but the Togo international has often committed himself to the North London side.

City have already strengthened their side this transfer window, singing Gareth Barry from Aston Villa, and Paraguayan striker Roque Santa Cruz in a bid to break into the top four, and in my opinion signing Adebayor would be a big step towards this. Although Adebayor has been criticised this season there is no doubt he is a quality striker, as he showed in the 07/08 season scoring 24 goals in the premier league. Along with City signing the lanky striker, they would also be taking out one of Arsenal main goalscoring threats, which would no doubt increase their chance of a Champions league spot next year.

Do you think City should sign Adebayor?
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Will Real Madrid rule Europe?

Sunday, July 12, 2009

With all the transfers Real Madrid have this summer so far, nobody doubt the ability and talent in their squad, but the real question is, can they dominate La Liga and the Champions League. So far this summer The Galacticos have splashed the cash on Brazilian star Kaka (£59 million), former Valencia defender Raul Albiol (£12.8 million), Lyon and France star Karim Benzema (£30 million), and most notably World Player Of Year Crisitiano Ronaldo from Man Utd (£80 million).

With a combined value of £181.8 million for the four player Real have signed, the Real Madrid fans will surely be expecting success in La Liga and of course when they play in the Champions League, but can they do it?

All the transfers reminds me of Chelsea a few years ago when Ambramovich took over, Chelsea signed a number of big stars including Didier Drogba, Michael Ballack and Mateja Kezman to name a few. The Blues team failed to gel and have yet failed to win the Champions League. I get the feeling the same will happen to Real Madrid.

They certainly have the quality, but is there too many 'individual' players who play by themselves?
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Chelsea chase Zlatan

Inter Milan and Sweden's talismatic frontman Zlatan Imbrahimovic has claimed that English club Chelsea are interested in signing him. Ibrahimovic origionally joined Milan in August 2006 for a fee of £12 Million but reports suggest Chelsea would hav to splash out £60 Million to secure the lanky forwards services.

''I am fully aware that Chelsea want to sign me and, of course, it is very flattering''.

In my opinion, the news that Chelsea want to sign Imbrahimovic is not the only thing flattering him, iv seen him play often in big games and he was constantly dissapointing, lazy, slugish and far below how good Italian media portrayed him to be.

Do you think Chelsea should splash out for him?
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Micah's caught the Flu

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Manchester City and England Under 21 ace Micah Richards has caught the rampant swine flu while on holidays. The powerfull central defender, who can also play on the right side of defence, was diagnosed with Swine flu while on holidays in Cyprus and has revealed he will not be aloud leave the country untill he is fully healthy.

''I felt so weak that i could not move or eat''
''My friends had to bring me drinks in bed''

The news is likely to worry city fans, and even Richards himself couldnt hide is fear.

'' You see in the news people dying from it''.

Get well soon Micah.