Lionel Messi scores his first goal of 2013

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Lionel Messi scored his first goal of 2013 as FC Barcelona played host to their crosstown rivals Espanyol in a thrilling derby match in the Spanish league on Sunday. It will crown another landmark year for the 25-year-old footballer if he can win over club teammate Andres Iniesta and rival Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid.

Lionel Messi wins prestigious Ballon dOr award for 4th year in a row

Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona celebrates after scoring his team’s fourth goal during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and RCD Espanyol at Camp Nou on January 6, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain.

A fourth straight title would lift the Camp Nou star above FIFA World Player of the Year three-time winners Zinedine Zidane and Ronaldo of Brazil.

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Lionel Messi & Antonella Roccuzzo: Star striker rushes to his girlfriend’s bedside for the arrival of his son Thiago

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The Argentine, who is the top scorer in La Liga this season with 25 goals, has also broken German great Gerd Mueller’s 40-year record for the most goals in a calendar year.

Lionel Messi is the overwhelming favourite to see off the challenge of Barcelona teammate Andres Iniesta and great Real Madrid rival Cristiano Ronaldo for FIFA Ballon d’Or award in Kongresshaus, Zurich on on January 7, 2013.

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Lionel Messi 2013: Barcelona star answers critics with winners against AC Milan (Photos). The excitement was all in Barcelonas favor as the Catalan giants dominated the game with an emphatic 4-0 victory over the neighbor at Camp Nou

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Posted by Amy G. Welsh on August 19, 2015 in Uncategorized |

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No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.

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In their first-ever venture into Europe, Raith lost the first leg

2-0 but Lennon stunned Bayern in the return when he gave Rovers an

incredible lead three minutes before the break.

“The Celtic game will be an interesting test and it will be

good to see Andreas Thom, I have seen a couple of his goals on TV.”

Bayern recovered in the second half and goals from Klinsmann and

Markus Babbel put them through.

It was one of those crazy night’s as the Raith players sat in

the Olympic Stadium dressing room at half-time holding an amazing 1-0

lead over mighty Bayern.

Rovers fans look set to snub tonight’s glamour showpiece against German cracks Bayern.

Klin could move on at the end of the season and he admitted:

“There has been contact from clubs in the Premiership and it’s

always a pleasure when big clubs in England show an interest in


Lennon revealed: “When we went in with that lead Jimmy just

looked at our faces and burst out laughing.

Bayern arrived in Scotland last night for their double header which

will also see them take on Celtic tomorrow night in Peter Grant’s


Meanwhile, Bayern agreed yesterday to sell Christian Ziege, star of

Germany’s Euro 96 triumph, to AC Milan for pounds 4.5m.

Klinsmann said: “The two games are part of our preparations

for the second half of the season.

Assistant boss Steve Kirk is still confident there’ll be a

good turnout to see Jurgen Klinsmann and co. None of us could believe we

were beating the famous Bayern Munich.”

In fact, Danny Lennon can still hear his old Rovers gaffer Jimmy

Nicholl ROARING with laughter.

Tonight’s match will bring back a million memories for Raith

who played Bayern in the UEFA Cup in 1995 – and gave them the fright of

their lives.

Only 2500 tickets have been sold for the friendly which marks the

official opening of the new stands at Stark’s Park.

Lennon added: “To score against Bayern was fantastic.

They’re one of the biggest clubs in the world and Raith managed to

give them a run for their money. He said: “Bayern are

one of the biggest names in world football and with the game drawing

closer there has been more and more interest.”

And Rovers are so anxious the big night doesn’t turn into a

huge flop that they’ve cut prices and fans can now also pay at the


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Bayern-Dortmund Champions League final spells trouble for Bundesliga?

Posted by Amy G. Welsh on August 19, 2015 in Uncategorized |

m88 the biggest obstacle to change in Germany may come from those very supporters, many of whom view the English Premier League with disdain, given that they see themselves at the center of a club’s structure.

The Bundesliga boasts some of the world’s finest stadia, and its commitment to safe standing areas has helped enable clubs to keep prices low, as well as creating the boisterously vibrant atmosphere that characterizes top-flight games.

Formerly known as SSV Markranstdt, league regulations prevent the club using the Red Bull brand in its name, so it settled on RB Leipzig instead; but there is no ambiguity over the power driving it forward, with a reported planned $128 million investment to take the club to the Bundesliga by 2017.

In 2009, Rasen Ballsport Leipzig (better known as RB Leipzig) became the fourth club in Red Bull’s football portfolio, alongside Red Bull Salzburg of Austria, Red Bull Brasil, and the New York Red Bulls of the American MLS.

Those seeking a balance between these sometimes awkward bedfellows will often point to Germany and the Bundesliga. Story highlightsBayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund to contest Champions League finalGerman football’s Bundesliga is often held up as ideal league modelIts “50+1″ ownership rule viewed as key to stability for its clubsBut have Bayern and Dortmund created “duopoly” endangering that stability?Most fans would agree that a great football league needs some key ingredients: skilful players, excitement and drama on the pitch; and off the field, passionate supporters and owners who love and understand the game. At the last vote on changing this rule, back in 2009, only Hannover 96 voted to scrap it.

The German system is geared towards preventing the influence of a rich benefactor from skewing the competition, but some argue that it will only serve to perpetuate the status quo.

Hannover has now won concessions in its attempt to change the “50+1″ rule, and these will allow sponsors with a long-term relationship with a club — more than 20 years — to take a stake in it.

However club fans are already protesting about these changes, perhaps anxious at the advantage such a move might give their rivals.

“The next five years will be interesting,” said Dykes. But is it?

In the domestic Bundesliga, Bayern finished 25 points clear of Dortmund and 36 points ahead of fourth-placed Schalke 04.

“It’s getting better,” says Wolter.

But it has been the club’s willingness to part with its top players at the height of their value that has restored Dortmund’s financial health.

Read: Bayern give Heynckes winning Bundesliga farewell

It’s not hard to see why Bayern and Dortmund have become so omnipotent both at home and abroad.

“Two great managers, two teams that almost mirror each other in the way they play, the way they attack, the way they defend without the ball,” former Bayern midfielder Owen Hargreaves told CNN.

Read: Bayern coach celebrates 1,000 games

This year, partly in response to incidents of crowd trouble at games, there have even been whispers that the prized standing areas could be abolished.

“Standing is vital to low ticket prices, but also the atmosphere and the overall product of German football,” said a skeptical Dykes.

“The league realizes that and I can’t see the standing areas being given up.

After promotion in its first season, followed by two years in German football’s fourth tier, its plans look to be on track as the club prepares to contest the playoffs for another promotion in June. With two clubs in Saturday’s Champions League final at London’s Wembley Stadium, high attendances, keenly-priced season tickets, equitable club ownership and the national team on an upward trajectory, German football appears to be in rude health.

Arguably the competition is beginning to resemble anything but.

Eight years ago it was on the brink of financial ruin, missing rent payments on its stadium and facing crippling losses. “Success comes and goes. I’m not worried.”

For Wolter, the key to success lies in a combination of youth and prudence.

“You look at a team like Freiburg, they have a good academy, a good coach; it’s still possible (to be successful).

“A lot of people in Germany love Bayern and love Dortmund, in the same way as people (in England) love Manchester United or Chelsea,” he added, “but there are a lot of people who root for the underdog as well. If we’re still talking about those two in a few years’ time, or Bayern are still miles ahead, then it would be a worry.

“At Dortmund, the average age is 23, and I think Jrgen Klopp has done such a remarkable job to take that group of players and virtually dominate some terrific European teams.”

Yet among German fans there are concerns.

“Of course the current situation could become unhealthy,” said Stuart Dykes, a Schalke season ticket-holder since 1988, and the supporter liaison officer project consultant at fan ownership campaigning body, Supporters Direct.

“Even Bayern, while obviously delighted to have won the title so comfortably, have talked about it not being in their interests to do it every year.

This means a club cannot be taken over by private investors. If Manchester United’s path to the English Premier League title looked like a cakewalk, the German champions could have taken the entire dessert trolley along with them. “We’ve shown elsewhere that we’re about a strong, sustainable investment and commitment. The new television contract has also given clubs more money …

Writing in the German tabloid Bild last month, Bayern’s former goalkeeper Oliver Kahn expressed fears that the domination of the Munich club and Dortmund — Bundesliga champions in 2011 and 2012 — is here to stay, and that the gulf at the top could widen even further in the future.

Even Dortmund’s manager Jrgen Klopp has remarked that the league is in danger of becoming boring.

“People look at that possibility and of course it could be bad, but why would it happen? Bayern have always spent big; Dortmund is an exceptional team, but where will they be in three years?

“Players lose form, get injured, things can change quite quickly.

Shinji Kagawa, signed for just $300,000 from the Japanese second division, was sold to Manchester United for $17 million, while Sahin joined Real Madrid for $12.8 million. It would be difficult under German federal law to ‘ban’ them anyway, so I just can’t see it happening.”

The worry for other Bundesliga clubs must be that the success of Dortmund and Bayern could put them out of sight in the financial and playing stakes; last year Chelsea received an estimated $77 million from winning the Champions League, while beaten finalist Bayern pocketed $53.65 million.

Youth and prudence

However, the notion that a couple of teams might dominate their league is not confined to Germany.

“Spain’s that way, the last three or four years the third or fourth place team, they still play Champions League and they’re 30 points behind,” said Hargreaves.

“Bayern have only conceded something like 15 goals, which is ridiculous in a full season,” he added. and these academies are profit centers,” he says.

But while the cheapest season tickets represent superb value, if fans turn up on match day looking for tickets then the story is rather different.

“Obviously (Dortmund and Bayern) have the power and the money to buy the best players as Bayern has done again; they’ve signed Gtze for 37 million, and you know, the rich get richer, and that’s just the way that football works,” said Hargreaves.

“People can argue that’s not fair, but they paid a lot of money to Dortmund — and they can invest that money in younger players.”

Read: Bayern complete rout of Barcelona

In England, the Premier League has taken a laissez-faire approach to regulating clubs’ finances. It’s a friendly family atmosphere here, with men, women, children, pensioners, it’s a different way.”

Germany’s often raucous fans are, however, part of the fabric of the Bundesliga experience. We don’t have ‘ultras’ and we don’t need them. “People are always talking about cheap tickets, but it can be misleading,” says Dykes. Ultimately the overall product of German football would suffer.”

Dortmund revival

Not content with running away with the Bundesliga this season, Bayern are already laying plans to dominate next season, notably with the appointment of former Barca coach Pep Guardiola — who guided the Catalonia club to 14 trophies in four years — to take over from Jupp Heynckes. So I think, in a way, it’s a fair balance.”

Read: Why Guardiola will make Bayern better

And Dykes remains unconvinced that a tipping point has been reached.

“It’s too early to be talking about a duopoly,” he said.

The club’s stadium, the impressive 45,000 capacity Red Bull Arena, is certainly ready.

“We accept this rule,” said RB Liepzig’s managing director Ulrich Wolter, referring to the “50+1″ rule.

“Why is our way the wrong way? What is the difference between our approach and a club with 50 different sponsors delivering the same thing?”

Even so RB Leipzig’s new investors have encountered resistance.

The pitch at its former stadium was attacked with weed killer not long after the takeover, and fans of other clubs can be less than welcoming.

Alongside huge television deals — the latest of which could see a record 5.5 billion ($8.3 billion) windfall in broadcasting income — extraordinarily wealthy owners such as Chelsea’s Roman Abramovich and Sheikh Mansour at Manchester City have been allowed to spend big for success.

Arguably Dortmund were unable to mount an effective challenge this season as they saved their best performances for the Champions League.

But the brilliance of both Bayern and Dortmund in their respective semifinal wins against Real Madrid and Barcelona suggests the Bundesliga needs to be wary of an emerging duopoly.

But these days soccer is also about big business, million-dollar deals and billionaire benefactors lining up to plow money into the game.

“Of course standing tickets are cheap, as you would expect; but once these go, and they’re usually in demand, the ticket prices at the top end are broadly comparable to those in England.”

In fact, at $88 the most expensive match-day ticket for Bayern is the same as that at Manchester City, for example — and $9 more expensive than at Manchester United.

But the model in Germany is very different.

Under the league’s “50+1″ rule, Bundesliga clubs must be controlled by their members — with at least 50% of shares, plus one, in their hands. It’s also about education, good background work.”

Nevertheless, as Bayern and Dortmund take the field at Wembley, some may be wondering if, as well as a moment of national pride, this game might also mark a less welcome watershed in German football.


“The intention of the rule is to secure the league’s integrity against short-term investment, I think everyone understands that.”

However, Wolter is frustrated at the resistance to RB Leipzig’s owners.

“Red Bull is not a Russian oligarch, or an Arabian sheikh,” he said.

Extraordinarily, a loan from Bayern played a part in Dortmund’s survival — with $2.5 million handed over to help stave off bankruptcy.

Dortmund’s path back to solvency and success has been paved by Klopp’s highly astute signings, such as Poland striker Lewandowski, as well as his trust in talented graduates from the club’s youth academy, like midfielder Nuri Sahin. “We’re proud of our family and spectators. “The rules have had exceptions to allow for the different ownership structures of teams like Bayer Leverkusen and Vfl Wolfsburg, but Hannover has argued that this leaves them at a disadvantage, and you can see why.”

Read: Football enters space age with ‘Footbonaut’

But how is a booming Bundesliga affecting German football further down the feeding chain?

In the former East Germany, far from the country’s football powerbase, one lowly team’s fortunes are being transformed by Austrian soft drink company Red Bull’s takeover.

Dortmund’s hopes of catching Bayern next season have been further jeopardized by the loss of playmaker Mario Gotze, who recently agreed to join the Munich club at the end of this season in a $56 million deal.

Rumors of a Bayern bid for the Bundesliga’s second-highest scorer Robert Lewandowski, whose four goals against Real Madrid in the semis propelled Dortmund to Wembley, suggest a strategy centered on dismantling their only rivals’ chances before next season has even begun.

Read: English Premier League should follow Bundesliga example

The consolation for Dortmund fans is that at least the club has some money to spend to try to keep pace. “But it’s not all about money

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Chelsea FC’s Beautifully Ugly EPL Game | Michael Conniff

Posted by Amy G. Welsh on August 19, 2015 in Uncategorized |

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CON GAMES — The Culture Editor of the New York Times, who deigns on bad days to write about sports, says: “Sports are absurd.” (This in Sunday’s New York Times Magazine.) But if you’re a true sports fan, then you know Culture Editor is in way over his head — a man down in the brain with a dugout phone that doesn’t work and a red card in his wallet that he never leaves home without.

Instead, Chelsea’s second half against QPR microwaved into a classic.

Absurd, right? Down 1-0 on the road and two men down, Chelsea should have given up. What better word or way for a scribe to describe the second half of Chelsea FC’s war over the weekend against Queens Park Rangers (QPR), promoted to the Premier League this season after 15 years in the dustbin of relegation. You slog and blog through game after game in sport after sport — and then something happens, and you instantly understand why you have invested all that time and why the ultimate payoff is worth it.

The list is long and could be longer (Meireles, Ivanovic, Anelka) — but the point is that nine men railed together against the Fates. Attacking midfielder Frank Lampard, left for dead a month ago, was transcendent, racing about the pitch and throwing his body about with no regard for tomorrow. Absurdist as it may seem, angry players playing with an edge generally play their best. That’s exactly what I love about it. They lost but it was defeat replete with glory that can only bode well for whatever follows.. Goalies don’t often get a chance to show they are consummate field players, but Cech pulled it off without a blip at Loftus Road.

Chelsea, you see, was supremely pissed at Foy, at QPR, at QPR’s loathsome bandy-legged fans, at the injustice of their situation. (A central defender charging a keeper!) The Brazilian David Luis, responsible for the foul that gave up a penalty kick and the only goal, was as ubiquitous as Terry, with particular malice in the box waiting for corner kicks. Captain John Terry, the central defender who just opened his own snake shop, played like he had responsibility for the entire pitch, at one point provoking a brouhaha when he charged into the QPR goalie. With Drogba and Jose Bosingwa gone for the day, Foy’s decisions meant Chelsea would now play the vast majority of the second stanza 11 against 9 — an all but hopeless situation.

But first-year Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas (AVB), thirty-something, would have none of it, amigo. Now we play football like we are nine-headed monster. Left back Ashley Cole became a left wing and an instant danger man.

So, yes, I guess you could say sports is absurd. No one has a position any more. The Chelsea nine were not only spectacular as individuals but unforgettable as a group, and I give the manager credit. QPR played Chelsea at home at Loftus Road before over 18,000 — their largest crowd of the season in a high-school bandbox.

Watching sports is its own reward. All hail Chelsea FC.

You want absurd? I’ll give you absurd. When one of you moves, everyone moves. Tactically, the second half was a masterpiece, as if AVB had said to his nonet: “We are going to win and here’s how. For Cech that meant he was constantly propelled beyond the 18-yard box and into the field in the role of sweeper performed without flaw. After the weekend’s 6-1 pasting by Manchester City, Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson — he’s a knight, for Chrissakes — said he should have pulled the lads back and conceded a man-down loss to their in-town derby rival. There was no hint that this match was to become a game for the ages — until Didier Drogba perpetrated a two-footed tackle that earned a red card from referee Chris Foy, the second such ticket he had issued against Chelsea that day.

Think of it this way: by the end of the match, every Chelsea player on the pitch had a yellow card to go with the two reds — literally everyone except Petr Cech, the keeper with the padded head

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Tottenham Hotspur Announces Fun88 as Club`s Asian Betting and Gaming Partner| Reuters

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Hedge Fund Returning 17% on Sports Bets Moving to Europe

Posted by Amy G. Welsh on May 2, 2015 in Uncategorized |

Galileo, which had offices in London, owed creditors more than 2 million pounds ($3 million) when Centaur folded in 2012.

“There are opportunities in sports betting for individuals but I am not sure that a fund would be able to do much damage,” Blake said.

Priomha Capital Pty Ltd, an Australian hedge fund manager that bets clients’ money on sports, plans to relocate to Gibraltar by the end of the year to double the A$5 million ($3.9 million) it has under management.

Employing a method used by individual gamblers and syndicates, Priomha looks for value by tracking sports statistics against betting odds before and during matches. Former Centaur CEO Keith Sobey couldn’t immediately be reached for comment.

Melbourne-based Priomha’s multisports fund returned an average of 17 percent since 2010 by m88 betting all of the funds as often as twice a month, Chief Executive Officer Brendan Poots said in a telephone interview. The relocation will also bring tax advantages, he added.. Priomha employs three statisticians to work with traders, and bases as little as 20 percent of decision-making on “qualitative” judgment, such as the effect on a team of the injury of a key player, Poots said. Priomha uses computer models to wager on English Premier League soccer, as well as cricket, horse racing, golf and tennis.

Poots said he’s in advanced talks with Gibraltar’s Financial Services Commission about becoming a private fund, “a sort of traineeship” for 12 months, and then becoming an experienced investor fund.

Even if the fund’s model is effective, its expansion will be restricted by the volume of regulated betting in sports, according to Peter Blake, founder of Hook, England-based Bet Angel Ltd., which sells software to help individuals to wager on sports trading exchanges such as Betfair Plc.

Blake, who’s also a professional sports gambler, said it’s not possible to bet more than about 175,000 pounds on the Grand National, one of the U.K.’s biggest horse races, without distorting market prices.

Investors will have “a greater degree of comfort” after we move because hedge funds in Gibraltar are regulated more thoroughly than in Australia, according to Poots, a former cricketer who played for the U.K.’s Sussex. It hedges betting to offset potential losses.

The sports fund, which will target high net worth individuals and family offices, has expanded more cautiously than Galileo, a previous sports-gambling fund managed by Centaur Global Ltd., Poots said. Centaur overstretched itself while still working on such algorithms when it opened its sports fund in 2010, according to Poots

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Football: Ronaldinho poised for Old Trafford.

Posted by Amy G. Welsh on September 12, 2015 in Uncategorized |

Paris St Germain are believed to be weighing up United’s latest offer for the 23-year-old, who has also been courted by Real Madrid, Barcelona and Chelsea but, after weeks of delay, now appear to be backed into a corner.

“Now it is just a question of waiting for the deal to be completed. All rights reserved.

United officials were also on tenterhooks waiting to see if Sir Alex Ferguson’s top summer target had been landed after the United boss himself entered negotiations earlier this week in a bid to push the deal through.

Ronaldinho upped the ante over his proposed move by failing to return to the French capital for pre-season training yesterday after the refusal of his club to grant him extra time off following his Confederations Cup commitments last month. . PSG have an offer from Manchester United and we are waiting for a reply.”

Byline: Simon Stone

RONALDINHO’S protracted transfer to Manchester United took a massive step forward last night when his agent admitted Old Trafford was the Brazilian’s preferred destination.

“Ronaldinho wants to go to Manchester United,” said the player’s brother and agent, Roberto Assis.

Like Ferguson and United chief executive Peter Kenyon, the star striker, whose free-kick memorably eliminated England from last summer’s World Cup, has become increasingly frustrated at PSG’s failure to conclude a transfer with the Old Trafford outfit.


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Hart bemoans Red ‘machine’. – Free Online Library

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It would have been rectified.

But Hart also gives credit to the way the Red Devils have swept

aside all challengers to put them on the verge of another championship.

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Hart has seen the Red Devils open up a 15-point lead with eight

games left.

When asked why City have not been at their best, Hart said: “I

don’t know, I’d love to know. All rights reserved.

He concedes City have been “disappointing” – although he

refuses to throw in the towel – and some of his own displays have been

criticised by Roberto Mancini.

MAN CITY: Joe Hart admits Man City’s grip on the Premier

League title has been loosened by the Manchester United “killing


“We have done well but we have been up against a killing

machine that have kept turning out results no matter what.”


Theo Walcott wants striker role at Arsenal

Posted by Amy G. Welsh on September 12, 2015 in Uncategorized |

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Yet if, after a decade, we are still unsure as to whether Walcott can play as a striker, it surely becomes apparent that the answer has been staring us in the face the whole time.. It gives him better angles of attack and allows him to make better use of the clever runs he does have in his armoury.

Walcott was surprisingly selected ahead of Olivier Giroud for the FA Cup final against Aston Villa in May and repaid Arsene Wenger’s faith with the opening goal in the 4-0 victory. Armed with a new contract worth 140,000 per week — the wisdom of awarding him that deal deserves a blog of its own — the question now is how can Arsenal get the best out of him.

“It’s nice to tuck it away,”he said of his second goal. The reason for that was said to be Newcastle’s early red card and their decision to drop deep in a failed attempt to protect a point, denying Walcott any space to attack in behind the defence.

The fact that the subject even remains up for debate is telling, though. Walcott broke through twice and although the dubious quality of the defence should be kept in mind at all times, his performance in England’s Euro 2016 qualifier demonstrated he is more of a weapon from the right. His form for club and country in his long career proves why he’s is ready, his goalscoring record proves why he is ready to play up front.

ESPN FC’s Stewart Robson says Theo Walcott should not play as a centre-forward for Arsenal.

England’s 6-0 win over San Marino in Euro 2016 qualifying on Saturday suggested once again that Theo Walcott is not best suited to the centre-forward job he so craves.

“He is a great player and poses different threats than other strikers with his ability to run in behind. I have no doubt Theo can play up front – or in midfield as well.”

For his first goal, just minutes after coming on as a substitute, he honed in on the back post and slotted home Luke Shaw’s cross. But his strike came at a moment when he had swapped positions with Alexis Sanchez and was attacking the box from wide on the left. After 10 years of asking whether Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard could play in the same midfield together for England, the question had surely answered itself.

But San Marino sat deep too; it is the only way they know. With this interjection it was almost as though he was imploring the world to see it too, to recognise him as a peer of Kane. “I saw Harry [Kane] and it could have been an easy goal for him, but as a striker myself I was very confident I could get it in.”

Even his best moment as an Arsenal centre-forward contained within it a valid argument for his removal from a central role.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain addressed the matter ahead of the San Marino match: “I think Theo has been ready for a number of years to play there [up front]. The Walcott doth protest too much.

Tom Adams is the deputy editor of eurosport.co.uk. Otherwise, he was guilty of two big misses from Aaron Ramsey and Mesut Ozil passes.

Contained within that quote is a telling comment: “As a striker myself.” There is no question that he self-identifies as a centre-forward now. That’s the problem with Walcott — he’s about as consistent as the British summer. It is a career of peaks and troughs, characterised by extended growing pains and more literal injury setbacks which have prevented him from making a consistent case for his inclusion in his favoured position.

Arsenal’s most recent Premier League game, the narrow 1-0 win against Newcastle, was Walcott’s first start of the season as a centre-forward, and it passed him by almost completely, two glaring misses aside. His second saw Walcott slot the ball past the keeper, again after attacking the box from the right.

The brutal truth is that Walcott is not his idol Thierry Henry, let alone Harry Kane, and never will be. He has never scored goals with anything like the necessary consistency and still hasn’t shown that he has the natural finishing ability and composure needed to thrive in the position.

In January, Walcott will be eligible for a testimonial at Arsenal, having completed 10 years of service


What Allegri needs to do to cope with the losses of Andrea Pirlo, Arturo Vidal and Carlos Tevez

Posted by Amy G. Welsh on September 11, 2015 in Uncategorized |

As a medical graduate, he plans to pursue a post graduation in Sports Physiology and contribute to sport (preferably football) in India.

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But it is Pogbas mental toughness and determination which are his most striking qualities. Lichtsteiner, too, looks far more comfortable in the right wing-back position, if the Supercopa Italia win against Lazio is anything to go by.

Starting from the free transfer of Pirlo from AC Milan, Juventus have consistently laid down the marker in Serie A. Allegri will be hoping he does.

The Forwards

The loss of talismanic striker Carlos Tevez convinced Allegri he needed more firepower upfront. Allegri wanted a strike-partnership of a target-man who works hard defensively (Mandzukic, Zaza) along with a pacy dribbler who can provide assists apart from scoring (Dybala). Whats more, the answer probably lies within his own ranks. Apparently bored of winning the Scudetto for the past four years, the Bianconeri will feature this season without the likes of Andrea Pirlo, Carlos Tevez and Arturo Vidal. Notice the deeper position of diamond and the advanced role of Pogba” data-recalc-dims=”1″/> Possible set-up in 2015/16. Notice the deeper position ofdiamond and the advanced role of Pogba

In this respect, Allegri might be tempted to field a 3-5-2 formation to maximize his midfields potential. Four years on, it is perhaps time to build on the successes of Pirlo, Vidal and Tevez and ensure the continued dominance of The Old Lady in Italy. The Frenchman, however, clearly senses an opportunity to become the lynchpin of a rising team in Europe and has the confidence to seize it with both hands. More importantly, its role will not be to maintain possession (no longer feasible without Pirlo), but to absorb opposition pressure and attack on the break.

Juventus 1 Juventus in 2014/15

Possible set-up in 2015/16. Whether it was the 3-1-4-2 of Antonio Conte or the midfield diamond of Allegri, Pirlo, complemented by the energy and industry of Claudio Marchisio and Arturo Vidal invariably set the ball rolling, simultaneously underlining the relevance of experience in a footballing world fast forgetting its virtues.

Often, when a coach finds his A team thrashing his B team, he decides to even the competition. Three new forwards have been recruited this summer as a result- Mario Mandzukic to offer a target-man upfront, Simone Zaza as a reliable back-up and young Argentine starlet Paolo Dybala as a long-term option.

After almost half a decade of domestic dominance, Juventus are in a state of transition after seeing the trio of Pirlo, Vidal, and Tevez move on to pastures new. In the German international and Marchisio, Allegri now has two box-to-box midfielders with attacking instinct and bucket loads of grinta to go with it. The fact that the manager now has Dybala as a similar replacement for Morata should the latters buy back clause be activated by Real Madrid, is representative of a club making moves with one eye on the future, and only bodes well for Juventus.

Time to move on..

I believe that the cycle of a successful team lasts maybe four years and then some change is needed.

To complete this tactic, however, Allegri needs one final key ingredient- a world-class attacking midfielder. Morata, meanwhile, will be the first-choice partner to Mandzukic, with Zaza and Dybala providing competition as well as cover.

While the arrival of Sami Khedira and a new-look forward line may have somewhat made up for the absence of Vidal and Tevez respectively, it is the void left by the creative genius of Pirlo which Allegri will find the hardest to fill. While the deep-lying playmaking of Pirlo will be missed, Leonardo Bonucci is more than capable of spraying long balls from defence and might be instructed to move into midfield time and again.

Juventus might have taken the trick too far. Some of the senior players shift to the losing team, while a few young, inexperienced ones are drafted into the stronger one. The idea is to make the match more competitive, things more interesting, but in the end the coach still expects his A-team to prevail.

Heres hoping the future will be Black and White.

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The signing of strikers has once again showcased the clarity in thinking of the Juventus management. Having played last season on the left of midfield, the onus will be on the 22-year old this time around to operate in central attacking areas and score as well as create goals.

Pirlo Vidal Juventus (1)

The diamond Allegri so covets will still be there, it will only be located slightly deeper on the pitch. The signing of Pirlo in 2011 coincided with the return of Juventus to the top of the Serie A and although Juventus have won the last four Scudetti on the trot, this is the first time they will be defending the crown of Italian champions without Il Architetto.

Sir Alex Ferguson

The departure of Pirlo and Vidal, coupled with the signing of Sami Khedira from Real Madrid is a sign of changing dynamics in the Juventus midfield. This change in focus, from Regista to Trequartista will be crucial to Allegris ability to mount a successful title defence without Pirlo. While it is true that the Italian manager preferred a diamond midfield last season, the partnership of Khedira and Marchisio is tailor-made for launching deadly counter-attacks. Shubham Ahuja has a look at how Massimiliano Allegri will deal with the losses of suchinfluentialfigures.

The arrival of Mandzukic spells trouble for Llorente, whose days in Turin might now be numbered. As Maurizio Crosetti of La Repubblica stated, the Old Lady has lost her brains, right arm and pair of lungs in the space of one summer.. Pogbas own style of play seems suited to the modern trequartista role as well- supreme ball control and dribbling skills, upper body strength to shirk off defenders, the ability to see a pass, a lethal shot from long-range and aerial prowess.

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Shubham is a proud Red Devil who has come to appreciate the tacitcal and phychological side of football as well as the influence of different cultures on it. The name is Pogba, Paul Pogba.

Pogba 10.0

Juventus may have lost Pirlo and Vidal but, almost miraculously, still have Pogba. How Max Allegri moulds this team for the future now, will provide an insight into the vision of Juve president Andrea Agnelli and potentially offer a model for other Italian clubs to become a force to be reckoned with in Europe.

A changed midfield structure

The Juventus midfield has revolved around Pirlo in the Regista role since his arrival. The quest for Oscar, Mario Gotze and Julian Draxler makes sense in this light and signifies, more than any other aspect, Juventus change of creative focus. If the transfer dealings and the current crop of young players (Kingsley Coman, Roberto Pereyra, Stefano Sturaro) are anything to go by, the Bianconeri have a second consecutive formidable team in the making and will remain the team to beat in Italy and even Europe for some time to come.

For this, he has a team ready to back him- a stable backline, a midfield duo of Marchisio and Khedira to provide support defensively and two strikers upfront to latch onto his passes. After four years of the number 21 of Pirlo being the playmaker of the Black-and-Whites, it is time for a number 10 to follow into the steps of Michel Platini, Liam Brady, Roberto Baggio, Alessandro del Piero and recently Carlos Tevez to become the creative hub of the team.

Furthermore, Pogba asked for the famous number 10 jersey following the departure of Tevez, a clear indication that he is willing to take up the responsibility of being the heart-beat of the team. Retaining the services of arguably the most talented young midfielder on the planet must feel like a new signing for the Bianconeri faithful, especially since he was being courted by almost every other major club in Europe.

Juventus Team Blog

Having said that, the Juventus management is known for its efficiency and financial prudence and would have planned in advance for its star players leaving either for more successful clubs in Europe or, in Pirlos case, to retire in the USA. Any other midfielder might consider jumping ship on seeing Pirlo leave and move to Barcelona or Real Madrid while he has the chance


Shopping :: Vogue Cigarettes-Women’s World of Smoking Fashion and Design

Posted by Amy G. Welsh on September 11, 2015 in Uncategorized |

From year to year Vogue cigarettes continue to increase sales volume and occupy a strong position in the premium cigarettes for women.

Vogue cigs are produced under British American Tobacco company control in the USA, Russia, Switzerland, Holland, South Korea and South Africa.

The Vogue cigarette is made of the highest quality tobaccos and additives which makes its taste relaxing. They promote their cigarette in more than 190 countries. Vogue cigarettes are made up of diverse styles that will fit any womans preference and desires. All magnificent tobacco and related products be it chewing tobacco, cigars, cig lighters or cigarettes are strong with traditions connected with them. The attractive design of the pack with its white color and the miniature branch with leaves in different colors creates a romantic image for Vogue Cigarettes that is very appealing to many of its female consumers. The refined aroma assures the smokers of a clean smoking pleasure. This cigarette is designed primarily for the female population. The collection of Vogue cigarettes represents a miscellaneous attitude to cigarettes, another edge of pleasure, and the exotic flavor, featured with the romanticism of discoveries.

The American Cigarette Company LTD has made Vogue cigarettes just that with the fact that not only are they popular but also have an excellent flavor. In March 2007, was launched super-proposal Vogue Blanche and Vogue Noire. Vogue cigarettes are elegant, super-thin and long. It can give a feeling of freshness to the smoker. Vogue brand is famous for the exquisite balance of flower and aroma, the abundance of complex tones in the tobacco bouquet and fine aroma with tender and delicate notes. Each year, they can sell billions of cigarettes in the market. Any woman would love this cigarette from the very first inhalation they can feel the satisfaction. These ultra-light cigarettes are full of deep, multi-faceted taste. The distinctive design of the Vogue packs symbolizes elegance, class and refinement. The filter can give the smoker a great pleasure when inhaling. But traditions dissolve without innovations, without desire to widen the limits of habits that often hide new impressions. In early 2005, to the main line of Vogue cigarettes (Vogue Lilas, Vogue Bleue and Vogue Menthol) was added aromatic version of Vogue Arome. The greatest part of this cigarette is its filter. The Vogue brand became a model of “womens” cigarettes around the world.. Vogue Cigarettes appearance, uniqueness and noticeable taste make this brand famous among many women all over the world.

The merger of British American Tobacco, with its American competitor Rothmans International in 1999, a portfolio join company added with a number of new excellent cigarettes brands among which and Vogue cigarettes. The famous pop diva Madonna used this brand name as the title of one of her very popular songs and she is also smoking it in her video. When smoking Vogue Blanche there is an effect of coolness, and Vogue Noire a warming effect. This brand belongs to a decorative one on cigarettes market and sold strictly for women or for those men who wish to perceive the real female world.

Vogue cigarettes can compete with great brands like Marlboro cigarettes and Winston cigarettes.

This cigarette has been the preference of most women because of its smooth taste, high quality and affordable prices. Vogue cigarettes are made of the finest selected soft tobaccos.

There are the Vogue Super Slims cigarettes for a woman who prefers a very slim, elegant cigarette, Vogue Super Slims Menthol cigarettes for a woman who prefers menthol and Vogue Slims cigarettes for the everyday woman. Vogue cigarettes have a great balance of aroma and sweet smelling tobacco. Despite some changing in design the multifaceted flavor of Vogue cigarettes is still remained unchanged. This cigarette exclusively belongs to women


Power Knot’s Liquid Food Composter; reducing carbon footprints worldwide – San Jose Green Business

Posted by Amy G. Welsh on September 11, 2015 in Uncategorized |

Milnes said, We design and manufacture a Liquid Food Composter which digests waste food.

There is a very fine mesh screen at the bottom. Milnes said, “The machine is installed on the customers site, but assembled by us at our site.” However it would require up to a months time for more than five machines to be delivered.

The idea behind the LFC is to produce an aerobic way to reduce food waste. This is an incredible turnaround for helping eliminating food waste, along with alternative sugar based biodegradable packaging products that can be substituted for other packaging materials… This simple solution cans significantly reduce the carbon footprint for conventional cafeterias and food services by more than 100%.

President of Power Knot LLC., Iain Milnes showing a Liquid Food Composter

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Recently Power Knot was able to sell several machines to Fort Bragg in North Carolina. Milnes said, The CO2 is returned to the atmosphere which was used to create that food in the first place. The machine itself can weigh the amount of waste food that is digested daily in the machine.

One of the smaller LFC machines digests about 150 pounds of food waste a day.

By simply turning on the machine the touch screen LCD readout can quickly tell you about how much food waste, along with how much Carbon Dioxide have been offset by millions of tiny micro-organisms used in the process. The LFC will begin to pay for itself when a business begins to pay more than $40 per ton of food waste. According to Power Knot, 1 ton of waste food releases 4.2 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere. By using a process known as Liquid Food Composting,hundreds of thousands of tons of food waste can be diverted away from the landfill. The idea behind the LFC is to reduce costs for disposal at the landfill for food waste products. Milnes said, The U.S. In Miami its $150 a ton, Milnes said. With more than 50 tons going to the land fill in a single day, using a LFC could be cut down the cost of 1000′s of tons per day to just a few 100 tons in a matter of weeks. Costs can range from $20 – $25 a ton in places like Texas where there is only an operational incentive, not an environmental incentive to help reduce carbon impacts on the environment. The machine uses standard types of hoses that a regular household would use for a clothes washer, or dish washing machine for hot and cold water.

One of a more recent purchaser of the LFC is Fujitsu.

For more information how you can get started in aerobic digestion for your food service go to http://www.powerknot.com/liquid_food_composter.html. Its not a grinding process its a true digestive process, Milnes said.

Milnes said, Water goes in to keep the live organisms moist that enable the digestive process. President of Power Knot LLC., Iain Milnes said, When food is discarded into a landfill it degrades into methane, (CH4) causing huge effects on the atmosphere. According to Robert Curtis, Environmental, Health and Safety & Security Services Specialist at Fujitsu, We realize that the waste food we discarded had a huge impact on our carbon footprint and we needed to solve the problem. The output is often referred to as grey water or reusable water for gardening or other outdoor uses. New LFCs can be shipped in a weeks time after the order. There is also a connector that allows a user through Google cloud to statistical data on what is happening from a different location of where the LFC machine is operating.

Milnes said, For most business they are paying a certain amount to get rid of their trash on a per tonnage basis. Curtis said, The machine has the potential of diverting 26,000 pounds of waste food from the landfill annually.

When trying to reduce your carbon footprint, often people think about recycling their garbage or waste. The LFC works so well it reduces the possibility of releasing CH4 into the air, while creating a carbon neutral disposal system for food waste. Power Knot assembles the LFC in Milpitas , California . We sell that to commercial and military establishments. Milnes said, When waste food goes to the landfill it decomposes into methane, which is 72 times worse for the atmosphere than Carbon Dioxide. Milnes said, So as the waste is digested the water goes through the fine mesh screen and then goes down the drain. The machine can pay for itself from four to eighteen months, based on the cost of getting rid of the trash. When it decomposes inside our machine the carbon is a full carbon cycle, Milnes said. The output from the machine is transformed into water and heat. But what if there was another way to help offset your corporate footprint. However, areas such as New York City, the cost can be as high as $250 a ton. Army is reducing its food waste by 100% for cafeterias and food centers


Iniesta hits the target. – Free Online Library

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Sir Alexhas told me he wants me to remain a United player and that is certainlymy desire too. We have created morechances and from this point of view the victory is fair.”Manchester United forward Carlos Tevez has dismissed speculation that hehas rejected a new contract with the European champions. Barca went 1-0 down through Aritz Aduriz beforeThierry Henry equalised, and late goals from Andres Iniesta and YayaToure sealed the win for La Liga’s runaway leaders. “My contract ends in the summer and we have agreedto sit down at the appropriate time and discuss a new contract. “I cannot accept thatit is coming from people with a balanced state of mind.”

2007 Al Sidra Media LLC . The Argentinewas given a week off by Sir Alex Ferguson over the New Year. He said: “We havenot started talks with United yet, though I am keen to stay. NothingI have heard from the club suggests it will be otherwise.” Rangersboss Walter Smith has shot down claims that skipper Barry Ferguson is onhis way to Newcastle. But following his side’s 3-0 winover Inverness, Smith said: “You always get that at this time ofthe year. “We’ve hadto work hard but we had patience, order and calm. We arespeculating on speculation, that’s how bad it gets.”Portsmouth striker Jermain Defoe has received threats from Pompey fansover rumours he is set to quit Fratton Park for Tottenham or ManchesterCity. But he hasplayed down rumours suggesting he wants to leave. The England striker, who has also been linked with Juventus, said:”I have absolutely no idea how they got hold of my number but someof the calls have made me sick to my stomach. Coach PepGuardiola said: “These types of wins help more than a 5-0. Provided by Syndigate.info an Albawaba.com company

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Iniesta hits the target on his return for Barca Barcelona got theirnew year off to a great start but they had to leave it late for a 3-1win over Real Mallorca. Players, managers, everyone has to handle that. Magpies boss Joe Kinnear claimed he had made amove for the former Blackburn man. Thesetypes of games, after the holidays, are dangerous


Luis Suárez Scores By Taking On Entire PSG Defense By Himself

Posted by Amy G. Welsh on September 11, 2015 in Uncategorized |

Finding himself stranded alone deep into PSG territory, he sees the three defenders between him and the goal and thinks, “Hm, how about I just bang my way through them all and score?”

The goal put Barcelona 2-0 up in the first leg of this Champions League tie.

Update: Oh, and just a few minutes later, he added Bara’s third, complete with a nice little nutmeg of David Luiz.

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. This is the quintessential Luis Surez goal


Gun rights supporters: should there be any restrictions to bearing arms? Tanks, jets, AA missiles, chemical arms, nuclear arms?

Posted by Amy G. Welsh on September 11, 2015 in Uncategorized |

. The Constitution doesn’t adequately define “arms”, but we can look at what the definition meant back then. All of the same weapons an infantry solder would have access to and commonly use. In my personal, and most humble opinion, I believe that the arms we have a natural right to bear, would be all light infantry weapons that do not cause mass destruction or create a hazardous environment during storage, such as biological, chemical or nuclear weapons. When the Second Amendment was adopted, “arms” included muskets and muzzle-loaded pistols, knives and swords, bows and arrows. Likewise, the Second Amendment continues to apply to new firearm designs.

Here’s my thought in theory.

The spirit of the Second Amendment was and is to allow us (the people) to arm ourselves in a manner necessary to fight tyranny within our own government. but one only needs to point out that when the First Amendment was adopted, there was no radio, TV, text messages, email or internet, yet somehow the freedom of speech continues to apply to all these newer versions of communication. A common-law definition of “arms” would be “light infantry weapons which can be carried and used, together with ammunition, by a single militiaman, functionally equivalent to those commonly used by infantrymen in land warfare.” That is what the Second Amendment recognized as the right of the individual of the time, and I believe it’s the right of the individual of today.

By today’s standards, this would include modern rifles, handguns, shotguns, (true) assault rifles, light machine guns, sub-machine guns and even grenades, grenade launchers, incendiary rounds and anti-tank weapons. Just my two cents, of course.

Anti-gunners like to use the fact that we only had muskets when the Second Amendment was adopted… The standard was to mean that “arms” includes weapons which would enable citizens to effectively resist government tyranny


Jennifer Lawrence Talks Dealing With Anxiety And Googling Herself

Posted by Amy G. Welsh on September 10, 2015 in Uncategorized |

“You try being 22, having a period, and staying away from Google. So I’ve got to try to let it go, and try to be myself, and focus on important things, like picking up dog poop.”

When Jennifer Lawrence came roaring into the public eye as a Hollywood actress, her candid and blunt nature was truly refreshing. I can see every negative way that people can take it, and I don’t want to sound like I’m complaining. I’m still scared, but it’s about different things. I can keep me. You out there can have the avatar me. I feel more in control. Love her or hate her, people inside and outside of the business took notice.

Opening up about her first few years under the public’s gaze, Lawrence said, “I don’t feel like I’m being dragged by anything anymore. I get really insecure about it. It bothers me.”

Fast forward a few years later, and Lawrence, who sat down with the New York Times for an interview, seemed to be very much aware of the public’s perception, which has affected what she says and does in the public eye. Now, I worry about –”

Picking up on the stress-inducing situation that Lawrence had pained, the reporter asked just how she deals with her anxiety, and without missing a beat Lawrence said, “I have a prescription [Laughs].”

Jennifer Lawrence Googles herself? That sounds anxiety inducing, but Lawrence, who has always maintained her “girl next door vibe,” really was a regular 22-year-old when she got caught up in the tent-pole project, and the Oscar nominations. The world makes an opinion of you without ever meeting you. Oh, she’s so jaded now.” It probably comes from Googling myself. If it were up to me, I would not talk. “Oh, she’s so conceited now. That worry should not bother me, but it does. I just can’t pretend I don’t care. She then continued on in a more serious tone, “I find a certain peace by thinking of me in public as sort of an avatar self. I would just act.”. Here was a young, spitfire of an actress seemingly unafraid to say anything that was on her mind, and for the most part, America loved her for it. “You want to know how I’ve changed? I’m so scared to say anything now. And I just try to acknowledge that this scrutiny is stressful, and that anyone would find it stressful. Being a young actress in Hollywood, you’re told to be quiet and fit in a box, so Lawrence’s bold style might have been a bit off-putting to some. I know that there’s no point to feeling anxious all day, so I try not to. I once Googled ‘Jennifer Lawrence Ugly.’ Do I sound bi***y?”

Jennifer Lawrence Talks Dealing With Anxiety And Googling Herself

Although she interrupted herself from going deeper, she continued on about what has changed since she got the role of Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games franchise. She might have been a walking PR nightmare, but she was charming enough to pull it off.

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She pressed on, “I can’t think of a more wasteful use of my time than to worry about this. Why do I care what people think? But I do. I’m calmer