July 31, 2010
New Arsenal striker Marouane Chamakh opened his account in the Emirates Cup today as arsenal could only draw with milan pato hit back for them with a header to make it 1-1.
Also today everton played out a classic with norwich as Tim Cahill went on the rampage with a hat-trick final score was 4-2 .
Highlights below from both games
July 30, 2010
Everyone has an opinion on the vuvuzela love them or hate them its a part or south africa and a world cup memory but for this guy he wanted to find out if you could blend one!
Reports from around the net claim the number of horns sold went from about 20,000 per month to over 20,000 per day so the vuvuzela has plenty of support
Don’t get me wrong, the vuvuzela has its place, but please do not try this at home people.
July 30, 2010
Over the last few years West Brom have certainly experienced life’s ups and downs and in the minds of many a Premiership observer, they are the classic yo-yo club. In the space of nine years they have been promoted or relegated seven times – never quite managing to cling on to Premiership status yet too good for the Championship. For online betting optimists the latest available odds on the Baggies staying up are 10/11. Pessimists might be interested to know that the odds on them going straight back down to the Championship are 4/5.
Can they beat the drop this time? The news that The Midlands club have called off their planned signing of Eric Djemba-Djemba from the Danish side Odense does not look encouraging. According to a statement from the club, concerns about the fitness of the Cameroon player were the reason for breaking off discussions.
Manager Roberto Di Matteo desperately needs to bring in new blood to bolster the Baggies squad for the new campaign. The arrival of defender Pablo Ibanez back in June was a real coup but the need for a forward has now got to be a number one priority. As things stand Ishmael Miller is the only striker who is fully fit. Roman Bednar, Simon Cox and Luke Moore are all sidelined through injury at present. More disappointing news is the departure of Borja Valero, who has joined Villarreal. No fee has been disclosed but hopefully this move will help swell Di Matteo’s transfer funds.
When the season gets under way Di Matteo could not have a tougher test to kick-off his side’s campaign. The Baggies meet champions Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on the opening Saturday. The football betting odds on West Brom winning that match are 11/1. The odds on a Chelsea win are 1/7.
Apart from the Djemba-Djemba pursuit, Albion have recently been moving to sign other players but so far nothing concrete has come of them. It has been reported that a £3m bid for the Ivory Coast midfielder Cheick Tiote has been rejected by FC Twente. If Roberto Di Matteo is to help the Baggies break out of the up-down cycle this season he will need to use all his negotiating skills and powers of persuasion. Everyone knows that newly promoted clubs often struggle when they step into the Premiership big-time and Albion’s track record is a bit of an albatross when they go hunting for players to sign. Signing a quality striker could make or break the quest for a long term stay in the top flight for the club.
My own thoughts playoffs so they have a chance
July 30, 2010
Evidence that Ibrahimovic is especially loved by all male Barcelona fans as this little pitch invader went on a storming run across the pitch last night just to give his number one barca player some one on one lovings.
Of course Ibrahimovic took the fan in open arms just for a few seconds to the delight off the crowed and barca players.