January 27, 2011
News that Adrian Mutu could be set for a return to English football has broken this morning after Newcastle United were reported to be showing an interest in the Fiorentina striker who was sacked by Chelsea back in 2004 after testing positive for a Class A drug.
Mutu is no stranger to being in the news, facing stories of fall outs, illegal activities and other things but although he is seen as being hugely disruptive at any club that he plays for, Newcastle United look set to offer him the new start that he is currently looking for.
The interest in the former Juventus and Chelsea front man seems to come from the desire to bring in cover for Andy Carroll who seems to be struggling to shake off a thigh strain which could leave him out of contention for a number of weeks.
Newcastle manager Alan Pardew is no stranger to dealing with players who have proven to be a handful to say the least, with current Newcastle United midfielder Joey Barton being a prime example.
Whether the club will act on the interest that has been reported is still to be seen but it seems that with the performances that the striker has been demonstrating within the Italian Serie A over the last few seasons, the club could well take the gamble on him.
January 27, 2011
Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin Van der Sar has issued a statement to both the club and the global media highlighting his recent decision to hang up his boots at the end of the present Premier League campaign.
The former Holland number one has proven to be a huge strength for the club after joining the club back in 2005 from Premier League outfit Fulham.
The news will leave the club with a limited amount of time to be able to capture a replacement for the Dutch born stopper and with limited resources within their squad listing at the moment, it could leave the club to reignite their interest in such targets as Juventus keeper Buffon.
Van der Sar has told both the club and the media that his decision to retire from the game meant that he would now have time to “pay attention to my family”.
Although the announcement has been released today, it seems that the decision was not a rushed one, with thoughts being that the stopper had already decided to quit the game at the end of the season back in 2009 after his wife suffered a brain haemorrhage.
It seems that that was the main reasoning for the announcement after the keeper was quick to point out that age was of no factor within the decision, saying that although he is 40 years old now, he still feels fit.
The news will cause concern for a number of fans and players at the club after the Dutch international gave his announcement after the realisation that the club will now have a huge void to fill.
January 26, 2011
So after two decades as Sky sports voice of football Andy Gray got the boot for unacceptable and offensive behaviour.While some may agree many football fans and pundits do not and feel sacking him was not the right action to take.
The 55-year-old , who moved to Everton in November 1983 for £250,000, enjoyed two seasons with the Everton.
He lifted the FA Cup in 1984, and a year later won the Championship and scored when Everton won the final of the European Cup Winners’ Cup.
Andy Gray was a brillant pundit and for all football fans who have followed sky sports will know his commentary really made sky sports football tick.Grey’s legendary voice has captured many great football memories in the past and ones we will never forget, here is just a few we have put together for the fans.
Love him or hate him Andy Gray is a Legend
January 25, 2011
Get ready to change your mobile phone ringtone this is funny.
It was another friendly that was supposed to end on a 1-1 draw between USA and Chile with a purpose for the talent scouts to spot players for the future. It did but what was also a part of the game was the rendition by the commentator after USA had scored their only goal of the game.
In the 74th minute, Teal Bunbury got a chance to equalise for USA through a penalty, which he did. What was followed was one of the most hilarious pieces of commentaries which saw the commentator, Pablo Ramirez, go ‘Gooaalllll!’ five times before he saw the American side celebrate the goal.
Undoubtedly inspired by the celebrations, Ramirez came up with his own version of the Black-Eyed Peas’ song Boom Boom Pow – “I like that Boon-boo-ree — I like that Boon-boo-ree! Teal Boonbooree,” driving most audiences to splits.
Orginal below and wait for it the remix!
This could be the next big mobile ringtone “I like that Boon-boo-ree — I like that Boon-boo-ree! Teal Boonbooree!”