Thursday, April 21, 2011

Arsene Wenger: From Dumbledore to dunce

Until around 22.30 on Tuesday night, Arsene Wenger had a well-earned reputation in Spain for being a bit of an avuncular, Dumbledore type figure: unthreatening, cultured and a proper gent famous for relishing in the finer side of football. So much so, in fact, that Florentino PĂ©rez – seeing the Frenchman’s name in a sticker album one afternoon – even tried to bring the Arsenal boss to the Bernabeu on his return to the Real Madrid presidency in 2009. 

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The Psywar

In a English Premier League there is a period of three months which will be vital for all clubs : December, January, February. In three months this game is so solid, which automatically have a large number of poins to grab, and therefore usually will be described a club which will be the champion or relegated.

In the three months that the fight is no longer solely in the field but in the head and heart. Upheaval in the head and the heart becomes more important because of what happened on the ground is often just a reflection of the upheaval earlier.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Ideal Final of Champions League

Champions League Final: Manchester United versus Barcelona. With all due respect to the supporters of other good clubs, this is the ideal desired final European soccer fans and even the world.Barcelona is regarded as Europe's best team now faced with 2008 champion Manchester United. 

Both also almost become champions in their respective leagues.The "less" is, the two clubs who entered the ranks of Europe's elite is quite a bit in the Champions League achievements: Barcelona and Man.United just have 3 cups each.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Jose vs Lionel

Lionel Messi is indeed capable of scoring over 100 goals in his career, but Messi has not been able to scored, even once, to Jose Mourinho's teams. Eight games, scored zero. The record is not usually associated in Lionel Messi.

The world's best footballer came closer towards to the 200th goal of his career, and has climbed into fourth place in Barcelona's top scorer of all time, and almost certainly become the first player who scored 50 goals in a season in Spain after scoring the 48th to Shakhtar Donetsk.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Role of football federation

In a lengthy interview in the England, former players and the German national team coach Juergen Klinsmann told about the secret behind the consistency of his national team appearances in various international tournaments.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

El Clasico and Schalke's stroke

If there will not be a miracle on second leg UEFA Champions League (12/4) ,formation of semifinal have been described from first leg (5/4).Spanish sides victory (Real Madrid and Barcelon), could make them face each other to European "El Clasico.Meanwhile the German side, Schalke - which surprisingly had defeated Inter - already to make their own history, against Manchester United, the other semifinal candidate.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Schalke catch Inter cold as Rangnick's tactical gamble pays off


What happened at the San Siro two days ago was more of a circus act than a football match - one with an overabundance of clowns, a little bit of tactical juggling, and some courageous lions - although they didn’t need to roar particularly loud to get their opponents cowering into submission. Schalke romped to a historic 5-2 victory as Inter struggled to cope with their energy and industry, but the result could easily have been quite different.