October 29, 2014
Classic picture this, evidence that a woman can please just about anyone when it comes to football.
October 29, 2014
Didier Signed Autographs For Shrewsbury Fans 30 Minutes After Full Time Last Night.
Take a bow son
October 29, 2014
Real Madrid showed on Saturday that the Spanish league title race is far from over after securing a very important 3-1 win over arch rivals Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu. Barcelona may have come into the match with only a four-point advantage, but this is the league where top teams – read that as Barcelona and Real Madrid – drop very few points over the course of the season. Prior to Saturday’s defeat, Barcelona were the overwhelming favourites for the title. Betfair now places the Catalan club at a much more modest 6/5, in the latest Spanish league betting odds, to win the title.
Only a few weeks ago, nothing appeared to go wrong for Barcelona boss Luis Enrique. His team went 754 minutes without conceding a goal. Now, there are several fingers being pointed at the manager for the way Barcelona failed to produce a response and surrendered meekly. Neymar helped the la Liga leaders get an early advantage, but he was nowhere to be seen in the second half along with several other big names.
Madrid were incredibly dangerous on the counter-attack and they could have easily scored more than five goals with better finishing. The fact that Enrique did little to prevent this onslaught has been one of the reasons for the sudden doubts over Barcelona’s ability to sustain the title challenge throughout the campaign.
The Catalans do have an incredibly rich squad full of talented individuals and they are more likely to get past the teams in the bottom half of the table with ease. The trouble may come when they come up against the likes of Atletico Madrid and Sevilla.
Barcelona did come into the El Clasico after having not conceded in the opening eight matches, but they have just lost two of the biggest matches they have had this season. The Champions League group stage defeat against Paris St Germain a few weeks ago exposed to the defensive frailties within this team. Even after making key signings at the back, they still seem to be struggling with a number of issues. The absence of Carlos Puyol is still being felt, although Javier Mascherano had one of his best games against Madrid.
The biggest task on hands of Enrique will be to get Gerard Pique back to his best. The Spanish international has been nowhere near good enough to sustain his first-team place at a club as big as Barcelona. It has been the case since last season.
Lionel Messi still appears to be one of the most important players in this Barcelona team, albeit in different way. The Argentine has been dropping much deeper than before. Enrique had to fend off questions about Lionel Messi’s fitness after the match.
Luis Suarez finally made his much anticipated debut against Madrid, but apart from the assist for Neymar, he was largely anonymous. It was expected, as the Uruguayan striker was playing his first club match since the end of last season with Liverpool. He appears quite some way away from being 100%, but that is only good news for the club.
Betfair places Barcelona at 1/8 to win the next league match at home to Celta de Vigo.
Barcelona appeared to be in danger of running away with the league a few weeks ago. This has not proven to be the case. They now hold a one-point advantage over Real Madrid, who are likely to be the main contenders. Sevilla are still hoping to shock the league in the same way as Atletico did last season. They are level on points with Barcelona.
October 28, 2014
We all love football celebrations but how about this effort from Leipzig’s Daniel Frahn.
Taking celebrations to another level with the RKO outta nowhere!