Rabu, 19 Januari 2011

Owner Werner impressed by Dalglish

Liverpool's chairman Tom Werner has admitted Kenny Dalglish has the qualities he is looking for in his pursuit of a long-term manager, and he revealed he has been very impressed with the Scot's impact at Anfield.
Dalglish stepped in as caretaker boss until the end of the season after nine league defeats in 20 matches led to the dismissal of Roy Hodgson. Liverpool are yet to win in three games under the guidance of the man who won three league titles during his first reign, but Werner is not concerned.
The first-half performance in Liverpool's most recent match against Everton, a game they eventually drew 2-2, provided a glimpse of a more attacking outfit under Dalglish, and Steven Gerrard recently revealed he is desperate to see the 59-year-old get the job full-time. Werner confessed that scenario is a distinct possibility.
"Kenny is a remarkable person and an iconic figure in our club's history. He's got many of the qualities we admire," Werner told Sky Sports News. "He's confident, he understands the club's philosophy, he's excellent at man management, and we've been very pleased with the progress. Obviously he's only been in the job for the short term, but the players are supportive of Kenny and I've been impressed with him.
"Kenny is certainly a candidate, he understood when he took the position that it was a short-term agreement, but he certainly has done everything to impress not just us, but the fans and the players."
Werner was keen to pay respect to Hodgson, insisting the former Fulham boss was simply operating in the wrong dugout.
"Roy is a good man and a good manager," Werner said. "There are times when you say 'this is not the right fit'. Nobody could have been happy with our performance and we all take responsibility for that. We expected our fortunes would improve, and at some point it's important to stabilise the situation, turn the page and look forward in a new direction.
"We've been in the sports business a long time and we've been winners with Boston. We're looking out for the club not only in the short term, but the long term. You don't like to sack anybody, but it was time to move forward in a new direction."
That new direction could see Ajax star Luis Suarez heading to Anfield if reports are to be believed, and Werner assured fans that he is well aware that the current Liverpool team is not up to the Kop's expectations.
"The ethos of the club is something that is so inspirational. We have a great fan base and I'm privileged to be here. We'll look back at this period as 'early days'. We know we have a challenge ahead of us because the club is not performing to the standard that the supporters want. But we're very optimistic.
"We don't have any budget for this. We believe if there is value in the transfer market, we will attack. This is a crazy market. You think you have a target you can announce, but then something happens.
"We'll be driven by the interests of the team long-term, and we feel we've got some targets that we'll be able to announce. Damien [Comolli] has been on the phone and we talk, and we hope we can have a match with someone we desire and that they'll come to Anfield. We certainly have the resources."

Quinn rules out Keane swoop

The Black Cats' goalscoring potential looks to have been severely dented by Bent's £24 million move to Aston Villa, with only two players in the squad - Asamoah Gyan and Danny Welbeck - having netted more than one league goal.
Spurs striker Keane, whose move to Birmingham fell through on Monday, is a proven scorer - but Quinn, a former international team-mate of Keane, says the club are looking for a more physically imposing player.
The chairman's revelation will do nothing to dampen rumours of a bid for Cardiff's Jay Bothroyd, who the Welsh side could cash in on before his contract expires in the summer.
"What we are looking for to help [Asamoah] Gyan and Danny Welbeck along is probably a physical presence," Quinn told Kildare TV. "Robbie works well off a big physical player, but we don't have that now. Robbie doesn't quite suit us now."

Ronaldo roars back at Balotelli

Italian international Balotelli has been at the centre of a number of controversies since joining City from Inter Milan last summer and recently made headlines by taking a swipe at Manchester United's Wayne Rooney.
But Real Madrid star Ronaldo, who made his name at United alongside Rooney, hit back in Gazzetta dello Sport: "Balotelli? He's a good player but he must talk less and think about playing more.
"In the Premier League, if he knows how to listen and wants to learn, he could become a great player. I hope he achieves that. However, today he puts many other things ahead of his career and this is not good."
Balotelli, who is currently sidelined with a knee injury, is set to go head to head with Rooney in the Manchester derby at Old Trafford on February 12.
"He [Wayne Rooney] is a very good player but not the best in Manchester," Balotelli said on Tuesday. "Our attack of Balotelli-Tevez-Dzeko is the best in the world - better even than Barcelona and Real Madrid. We are the strongest and we can win things now - we just lack conviction."
The City striker also delivered his verdict on his former coach at Inter, Jose Mourinho, and said current boss Roberto Mancini would soon be regarded a better manager.
"Mourinho is the best coach in the world but as a man he has a lot to learn about politeness and respect," he said. "[Mancini is] the most important coach I've had. Soon he'll be the best in the world. As a man he's 10km ahead of Mourinho."

Selasa, 18 Januari 2011

Ronaldo make madrid as the king

Take Ronaldo's Real Madrid Puncaki Standings [Sunday, October 17, 2010 04:53, BIANGBOLA], 7 comments
Real Madrid La Liga successful coup of Valencia after Cristiano Ronaldo's captivating action to bring them to shave host Malaga 1-4 at La Rosaleda Stadium, Saturday (16/10).
An additional three points to make Madrid 17 points, so pack entitled to lead the standings with one point advantage from Valencia and Barcelona. Malaga itself is at the order of 12 with seven points.
Madrid as always straight out attacking from the start of the fight. Two golden opportunities can be born Madrid in the early minutes through Gonzalo Higuan and Sami Khedira but still hit the goalpost.
Madrid finally resolved the impasse in the 28th minute through Higuain volleyed the continued feedback ripe world's most expensive player Cristiano Ronaldo.
A few minutes later, Malaga almost equalized, lucky goalkeeper Iker Casillas is still able to thwart the action Rondon.
Three minutes before the break, Madrid doubled its superiority. This time Ronaldo's turn that listed his name on the scoreboard after cheating bait attacking midfielder Mesut Oezil.
Three minutes after halftime, Madrid got a penalty when Edu Ramos Oezil violates the forbidden box. Ronaldo, who became executioner being able to complete tasks in order to increase the advantage of Madrid.
Malaga is still not giving up. In the 55th minute they were able to reduce the lag by Kris Stadsgaard who welcomes feedback over the Albert Luque.
Unfortunately Madrid return hose away nine minutes later. Mature getting feedback from Ronaldo, Higuain could bamboozle the goalkeeper Galatto. In the rest of the game, Madrid is able to dominate. But no more goals are created.



Ronaldinho was born in the city of Porto Alegre, the state capital of Rio Grande do Sul. His mother, Dona Miguelina de Assis, is a former salesperson who studied to become a nurse. His father, João Moreira, was a shipyard worker and footballer for local club Esporte Clube Cruzeiro (not to be confused with Cruzeiro).[4] He suffered a fatal heart attack in the family swimming pool when Ronaldinho was eight. After Ronaldinho's older brother, Roberto, signed with Grêmio, the family moved to a home in the more affluent Guarujá section of Porto Alegre, which was a gift from Grêmio to convince Roberto to stay at the club. Roberto's career was ultimately cut short by injury.
Ronaldinho's football skills began to blossom at an early age, and he was first given the nickname Ronaldinho because he was often the youngest and the smallest player in youth club matches.[5] He developed an interest in futsal and beach football, which later expanded to organized football. His first brush with the media came at the age of thirteen, when he scored all 23 goals in a 23–0 victory against a local team.[6] Ronaldinho was identified as a rising star at the 1997 U-17 World Championship in Egypt, in which he scored two goals on penalty kicks.[7][8]
Today, Roberto acts as Ronaldinho's manager, while his sister Deisi works as his press coordinator.[5][9] Ronaldinho became a father for the first time on 25 February 2005, after Brazilian dancer Janaína Mendes gave birth to their son, who was named João after Ronaldinho's late father.[10]
Ronaldinho's 2005 Nike advertisement, where he is given a new pair of boots and then proceeds to juggle a football and repeatedly volley it against the crossbar of a goal and recover it without the ball touching the ground, went viral on YouTube, becoming the site's first video to reach one million views.[11]
In 2010 during his vacations in Rio de Janeiro, where 50 Cent was on a concert, 50 Cent called Ronaldinho as a special guest for his concert where the Brazilian player danced with his characteristic big smile.[12]

World Cup and world cup

The FIFA World Cup was founded in 1971. It was designed by Silvio Gazzanigi of Italy. Made of 18-caratWorld Cup History - World Cup Trophy gold and malachite, the cup is 36 cm tall and weighs 5 kg. The sculpture depicts two triumphant football players holding a globe in their raised hands. The trophy is passed on to each winning team that gets to keep an identical (but gold-plated) replica. The making of the statue cost about $50,000, today its value is estimated to over $10,000,000. The World Cup trophy that being used today has been staged for 8 times from 1974 until 2002.
10th. WWorld Cup History - Germany 1974orld Cup (Germany, 1974) : In 1974 the world first met the Dutch “total football” side. A side brimming with players of great skill, none more than Johan Cruyff. In the final they met the host nation with their own superstar, Franz Beckenbauer. Germany ran out winners, but the Dutch side won many fans with their brand of passing football. The World-Cup in 74 was known as the rock and roll football, a lot of the players were having long hair and beard. They were rebellious and seemed laid back.
11th. World Cup (Argentina, 1978) : FIFA wanted to continue with alternating The World-CupWorld Cup History - Argentina 1978 between Europe and South-America, but that proved difficult as fewer countries in South-America were equipped to host such a big arrangement. The choice of Argentina was a crisis solution. They had the capacities to be hosts, but the economical and political situations were problems. Because of these issues it was important that this arrangement went well for Argentina. The tournament itself was not of high standard as stars as Beckenbauer had retired and Cruyff did not show up. England had not qualified and Brazil was rebuilding their side. Argentina won the championship as hosts.
12th. World Cup (Spain, 1982) : The World-Cup in 82 was remarkable in many ways. It seemed like World Cup History - Spain 1982the Spanish team suffered under the pressure of playing on home ground. And the two teams who ended up in the final, was the teams who suffered the hardest critics in the early rounds. In this World-Cup the discipline prevailed and Italy and West-Germany met in the final. Italy won the final 3-1, while the rest of the world cried for France and Brazil.

13th. World Cup (Mexico, 1986) : Diego Armando Maradona is the name everybody remembersWorld Cup History - Mexico 1986 after Mexico 86. He stunned the world, after he almost on his own won the championships for Argentina. They beat Federeal Republic of Germany 3-2 in the final, and never before had one player had such influence in a victory. He scored five incredible goals and had a lot of assists. Maybe the greatest footballer of all time.
14th. World Cup (Italy, 1990) : It was 56 years since Italy last hosted the World-Cup. Italy, with their World Cup History - Italy 1990“Squadra Azzura” and their famous “tifosi” was the natural favourites. Argentina, East-Germany and Brazil were also hungry for a gold medal. Italys dream ended when Maradona sent them out in the semi finals. Argentina met West-Germany and lost 1-0.

15th. World Cup (USA, 1994) : In many ways the World-Cup in USA represented something new. For World Cup History - USA 1994the first time it was hosted in another place than Europ

World Cup History

The World Cup (The Golden Nike) was founded in 1930 by Frenchman Jules Rimet, the creator of tWorld Cup History - Jules Rimet Cuphe world championship games. The cup was designed and made by a French sculptor, Abel Lafleur. 30 cm in height, weighing 1,82 kg and made of pure gold, the sculpture depicted Nike of Samothrace (Winged Victory). In 1950 the statuette was named the Jules Rimet Cup after its founder. It was a trophy passed on to each winner and the team to win the tournament three times got to keep it (Brazil achieved this in 1970). In 1983 the Cup was stolen and it has never been found. The tournament using  Jules Rimet Cup was organized for a total of 9 times from 1930 to 1970. The tournament is being organized once in every four years.
The FIFA World Cup was founded in 1971. It was designed by Silvio Gazzanigi of Italy. Made of 18-caratWorld Cup History - World Cup Trophy gold and malachite, the cup is 36 cm tall and weighs 5 kg. The sculpture depicts two triumphant football players holding a globe in their raised hands. The trophy is passed on to each winning team that gets to keep an identical (but gold-plated) replica. The making of the statue cost about $50,000, today its value is estimated to over $10,000,000. The World Cup trophy that being used today has been staged for 8 times from 1974 until now.
1st. World Cup (Uruguay, 1930) : At the 1929 FIFA congress, Uruguay was chosen to arrange World Cup History - Uruguay 1930the first ever World Cup to honor its achievements in sports. Uruguay, the reigning Olympic Champions, was chosen ahead of a quartet of European countries including Italy and Spain. Even though Uruguay offers to pay all team expenses, only four European countries makes the three week trip to South America. The hosts builds a fantastic stadium in Montevideo that can hold 95,000. The Stadium is finished five days after the World Cup has started! The World Cup Champions were to receive what today is known as "The Jules Rimet trophy".
2nd. World Cup (Italy, 1934) : Italy was the hosts for the 1934 World-Cup. Uruguay, who won the preWorld Cup History - Italy 1934vious tournament in 1930, surprisingly did not participate. So immediately one of the main attractions was missing. This was the first and last time the previous winners did not show up for the next championships. There was 16 teams took part in the tournament. Argentina and Brazil took part, but booth with average teams. Therefore the Europeans and especially were favorites for the title. With the fascist dictator Mussolini behind his team, everything was set up for Italy. Players such as Orsi, Monti, and De Maria from Argentina were drafted into the Italian squad after it was found they had double nationalities. The championships was no victory for football, but Mussolini and the Italians were pleased with the outcome.
3rd. World Cup (France, 1938) : The World-Cup grew more and more, and in tWorld Cup History - France 1938he third championships, there  were 36 nations involved. Norway reached the finals for the first time. The last championships were won by the hosts, but that was to change. Again were Italy the winners. This tournament the football was played in a more mature and collective way, with more speed and technical play. Three players stood out above others, Meazza, Ferrari and Fiola. The draw for the first round was done in Paris on March 5. 1938.
4th. World Cup (Brazil, 1950) : European teams from countries most affected by World War II (among others the Polish team) didn't enter the qualifiers. The silver medalists of the last championships, Hungary, World Cup History - Brazil 1950Czechoslovakia and Argentina didn't participate either. Most countries in the world used the years 1945-50 to rebuild their countries. As Usual, Brazil was the biggest favorite of the tournament. Uruguay could not be written off, they had won three championships in a row (OL-24, OL-28, VC-30), and had since not participated in following tournaments. The final between Brazil and Uruguay was played in front of amazing 203 000 people. Brazil had impressed everyone in the early stages and took the lead 1-0. Uruguay could hardly get out of their own half, but still managed to score 2 goals. One of the biggest upsets in football history.
5th. World Cup (Switzerland, 1954) : Wankdorf stadium in Bern, 4. July 1954: Hungarys magicalWorld Cup History - Switzerland 1954 “Magyars”, who were undefeated in 31 games over 4 years, met West-Germany in the final of the 5th World-Cup. Just two weeks ago, Hungary had defeated West-Germany by  8-3 in a group game. Unluckily, this time they lost 3-2 to the confusion of all football lovers. This legendary team who many regard as one of the best ever never would become world champions. After the World-Cup they continued to win and win until thousands of Russian tanks rolled into Budapest in November 1956. The end of an era.
6th. World Cup (Sweden, 1958) : Garrincha, Didi, Gilmar, Zito and Pele were just some of Brazils World Cup History - Sweden 1958stars in 1958, who rewrote the history books. Hundreds of Swedish flooded to the Brazilian training ground to catch a glimpse of their ball control and tecnique. This championship would be the breakthrough for a 17 year old boy from Sao-Paulo, Pele. This young man amazed the world with his skills and goals. In the final against the hosts, Brazil won 5-2 with Pele scoring 2 of the goals. The semi final and final together he scored 5 goals! Arguably footballs biggest star was born.
World Cup History - Chile 19627th. World Cup (Chile, 1962) : It was expected that Peles Brazil would defend their title. They did, but to the most without Pele. After scoring in the opening match, he was injured and did not play the rest of the tournament. Brazil met Czechoslovakia in the final and won easily. Even without Pele, Brazil was too strong for the rest of the football world. Teams such as England and West-Germany were in the process of building new teams. Whereas Argentina, Italy and Uruguay were mostly keen on fighting than playing football.
8th. WWorld Cup History - England 1966orld Cup (England, 1966) : England will win the World-Cup on home soil, said the English manager Alf Ramsey. The games founders had been in 4 previous tournaments, but with disappointment. In 66 they started slowly with a draw against Uruguay, but slowly found form as the tournament went on. At last in this tournament, they stood as winners, and Ramsey a national hero. The victory was not only popular and deserved, but also controversial. The scoring that decided the final is still discussed to this day!!!
9th. World Cup (Mexico, 1970) : Many believe that the 1970 World-Cup was the best ever playWorld Cup History - Mexico 1970ed, and inspired millions of kids to start playing. It was a championship where different styles came against each other. As proved in the final where the passing and skillful Brazilians met the tactical and physical Italians. Football won that day as Brazil won 4-1 playing some of the best football ever seen. Again Pele was inspirational along with Jairzinho, Gerson, Felix and Carlos Alberto. They showed the world how football should be played. 1970 proved to be the farewell to who many regard as the greatest, Pele.