Sunday, September 28, 2008

tactics or ability?

In today's football, whats more important? tactics or the ability of a player? If you look at english premier league its very obvious that games depend more on tactics than ability of a single player. Thats why we dont see the ronaldinhos, kakas, messis in English Premier League. If you see the other two leagues, Spanish and Italian, you will have some creativity in the moves and thats mainly beacause of ability of players like zlatan, kaka, del piero, messi and so on in their respective leagues.

Have your say. :)

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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Manchester United goals - August 2008

UEFA Super Cup
Manchester United [1 - 2] Zenit St. Petersburg

44' [0 - 1] P. Pogrebnyak > 0-1 P. Pogrepnyak
59' [0 - 2] Danny > 0-2 Danny
73' [1 - 2] N. Vidic > 1-2 N. Vidic


Portsmouth [0 - 1] Manchester United

32' [0 - 1] D. Fletcher > mediafire /

Match Highlights

Manchester United [1 - 1] Newcastle United

22' [0 - 1] O. Martins > 0-1 Martins
24' [1 - 1] D. Fletcher > 1-1 Fletcher

Match Highlights

English Community Shield Season 2008/09

Manchester United [0 - 0] Portsmouth

Penalty shoot-out : [3 - 1]

Penalty Shootout - mediafire / rapidshare
Trophy Presentations - mediafire / rapidshare

Friendly (Pre-Season) Season 2008/09
Peterborough United [0 - 2] Manchester United
38' [0 - 1] R. Martin (o.g.) > 1-0 R. Martin (OG)
68' [0 - 2] D. Gibson > 2-0 D. Gibson

Friendly (Pre-Season) Season 2008/09
Manchester United [1 - 0] Espanyol

82' [1 - 0] F. Campbell > zShare


1st half / 2nd half

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Sensational Torres

Fernando José Torres is the latest darling of the Red part of Mersyside. The young Spanish star has been a revelation since signing from Athletico Madrid for a fee of around £25 million in a deal which saw Luis Garcia moving to Spain. Nicknamed "El nino"(The Kid) Torres joined Athletico at the age of 11 and he broke into the Athletico team in 2001 when the team was actually in the Spanish Segunda (Second Division). Though he did not have a great scoring season with only 6 goals from 36 games Athletico got promotion and Torres made his La Liga debut in 2002-03 season scoring 13 goals and in the very next season he was made the captain of the club becoming the youngest captain of Athletico Madrid and scored 19 and he made it to the Spanish national squad and has cemented his place till now with some commanding displays. And at the end of the 2006-07 season he moved to the Premier League. Torres had also cut his weekly wages of £ 103,000 in Spain to £ 90,000 in Liverpool.

His first match for Liverpool in a 2-1 win over Aston Villa and his first goal came at Anfield when they faced Chelsea since then he has been on a scoring spree netting 27 goals till date and 20 of them in League becoming the first man since Robbie Fowler last scored 20 in a season. He has been in total control in Europe with 4 goals so far in Champions League, a competition he dreamt playing in. He was instrumental in the team's win over Inter Milan at the San siro scoring a wonderful goal and sending the Reds into quarters. With Liverpool out the race for EPL title Torres will be totally focused on Champions League and will be hoping to have a good run, something his boss Rafa Benitez is a master at. At 24 this star has made the world take a note of him and sure there is going to be more from the "El Nino"

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Friday, September 5, 2008

Euro2008 finals

Spain played some good attacking football and walked away as the deserving winners of Euro2008 and thus ending their 44 year title drought. Torres was the hero as his cool finish handed Spain the victory. Germany never really threatened but for a spell of 10 min past the hour mark.

Germany [0 - 1] Spain
33' [0 - 1] F. Torres : Link1 / Link2

Match Highlights
Part1 ,
Part2 .

Entire Euro2008 Compilation

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Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Robinho: Real Madrid to Manchester City

Just writing those words makes you want to go back and check your facts, Robinho to Manchester City? Is that right? Was it all just a bad dream??? Does Robinho know what the hell he's let himself in for? Does Robinho even know where Manchester is?

Er, apparently not. After signing for Manchester City for a British record transfer fee of 32.5million pounds the Brazilian told reporters he was happy to be at City because he knew they were a "very big club."

But, even though Robinho might not know what he has let himself in for, one can safely say that after being taken over by one of the richest companies in the world, it is top ten finishing Manchester City who pulled off the biggest and most shocking transfer cop of them all.

Robinho had been Big Phil Scolari's number one transfer target all season, and even though Chelsea desperately put in a last ditch attempt to lure the playmaker to Stamford Bridge, it was Manchester City who beat them in the end, and its not often you can say that!

But it doesn't stop there, apparently City's manager Mark Hughes has been told he can bid 80million pounds each for some of the worlds biggest stars including; Messi, Kaka, Torres and Fabregas, with a renewed bid of 60 million for Berbatov - yes the world has gone mad!

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