Sep 252015

There has been a new twist in the scandal that rocked the football world in May. The Swiss Attorney General, Michael Lauber, has come out to indict Joseph Blatter, outgoing FIFA president, of criminal charges.

Blatter was accused by the Swiss Attorney General’s office of signing a contract in 2005 with the Caribbean football Association, then headed by Jack Warner. The contract is said to be a breach of fiduciary duties by the FIFA president.

This is due to the fact that the contract was one in which TV rights were sold to the Caribbean football association below the Market value.

The FIFA president is also charged with disloyally transferring to UEFA president Plattini, who is a FIFA presidential hopeful, the sum of 2 million swiss francs at the expense of FIFA. The funds were alleged to be for work done between the period of January 1999 and June 2002. The payment of the funds was in February 2011.

FIFA president, Joseph Blatter has since the whole saga started in May, avoided travelling to countries that have an extradition treaty with the United States Of America.

The investigation into the payment between Blatter and Warner is an offshoot of the investigation into the award of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups by FIFA.

All this started in May when 7 FIFA executives were arrested at the lobby of the Baur au Lac hotel. This came as US prosecutors accused them along with 7 other FIFA officials of money laundering, racketeering and fraud. Of the 14 indicted, 13 have been arrested. 3 have been charged in US courtrooms while 10 are awaiting extradition.

Sep 252015

The position of Liverpool coach Brendan Rodgers is in serious question as there have been insinuations that former Dortmund boss, Jurgen Klopp, might be interested in his job.

This is coming after a woeful performance by the Liverpool side since the beginning of this season. Liverpool haven’t won in their last five games before their match against Carlisle. Of the last 8 games played by Liverpool, they only have 6 goals to boot.

The game against Carlisle was even won on penalties as Liverpool could not find a win in 120 minutes. Danny Ings scored for Liverpool when he headed a cross from Adam Lallana into the goal in 23rd minute. Asamoah equalised for Carlisle in the 35th minute. The rest of the game dragged on with neither side being able to find the net. The Liverpool fans were so disappointed that they booed the team while the match was on.

A lot of people are calling for Brendan Rodger’s head. This is further heightened by insinuations that the former Dortmund coach might be interested in Rodger’s position. Klopp, who left Dortmund at the end of last season for a year long sabbatical might end it prematurely to take a coaching position in the English Premier league. Right now, Liverpool seems to be the club in need of a new coach.

Some fans have also vowed to wear Jurgen Klopp outfits to Liverpool’s next game in a bid to register their grievances.

However, neither Klopp nor any of his representatives has not been contacted by Liverpool for the position.

Liverpool have also been linked to former Madrid coach, Carlo Ancelotti.

Sep 242015

Real Madrid are the now top of the La Liga table with two strikes from French striker Karim Benzema. He was the only goal scorer for the visitors in San Mames on Wednesday night with a goal from each half of the game to secure all three points for his team. Real Madrid was without a host of key players including current team captain Sergio Ramos. James Rodriguez and Gareth Bale are also sidelined due to injuries but goals from Karim Benzema ensured that the visitors left with all three points. The victory took Madrid to the top of the table on level points with Celta after their victory over Barcelona. Benzema was on fire all night for the visitors as he saw two blazed two efforts off-target in the opening 15 minutes. But he was rewarded for his efforts 4 minutes later as he latched onto a failed back passed and slotted home from close range. Atletic Club was the better team when the second half started and they were able to draw back on level terms through Sabin Merino. This happens to be the first goal Madrid has conceded this season, but Benzema was there again to give Madrid the lead again with his second for the night. On the other end of the pitch, Keylor Navas was called upon to make a series of saves which shows the goal keeper is not ready to available

Madrid talisman Cristiano Ronaldo went into the game hopeful of making history with his 500th career goal for both club and country but he cut a frustrating figure as he could not convert all the chances made available to him. This victory sees Madrid secure top spot with 13 points from 5 games.

Sep 242015

Two goals from Iago Aspas and one each from Nolito and Guidetti sealed the win for Celta Vigo on Wednesday night. Nolito opened the scoring in the 26th minute of the game, he later went on to set up two goals for Liverpool reject Iago Aspas. Although , Neymar was able to pull one back for Barcelona from a tight spot but Celta Vigo wasn’t going to tolerate any comebacks from them and they passed the message across by scoring one more to make it 4-1, this time Guidetti was the goal scorer. It is true that Celta started the game in a good form but the first real threat came from Messi when he a released a shot and forced a brilliant save from Sergio Alvarez.

Lionel Messi had a good chance to get a goal for his team early in the second half only for his effort to hit the wood work. Following the victory Celta have now taken 13 points from five La Liga games and are now top of the table on equal points with Real Madrid. This loss happens to be the first for Barcelona this season, their worse result before this was in the midweek when Alessandro Florenzi scored a stunning goal to restore parity between the two sides. Barcelona would be hoping to get back to scoring ways when they meet Las Palmas this weekend but this lose would make one question the effectiveness of their front three that was dubbed as the best in Europe last season.

Sep 232015

Liverpool seems to be fed up with Brendan Rodgers current misfortune. Rumors have it that The Reds are weighing up their options as they look to replace their current team coach whose team has only been able to secure 8 points from a possible 18 points in six games. Their last result which was a 1-1 draw with Norwich city has left the coach hanging on a string as he tries to save his job. But it appears Liverpool have plans of their own to rescue the team. The club has released statements denying reports that they approached the three times Champions League winner but it seems unlikely to be true. It would be recalled that they were also linked with former Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp when he departed the Bundesliga at the end of last season following a disappointing league run.

Ancelotti has always been an admirer of the club stating one time that he thinks the clubs anthem and fans are incredible. Ancelotti who left Madrid at the end of last season after winning the La Decima with Real Madrid has been contacted by a lot of big clubs in Europe. He took time off to have a back surgery and is said to be recovering well now. It is understood that the 56 years old veteran of the game is healthy enough to return to the side lines but is in no haste, he would rather wait for an exciting opportunity to present itself.

Sep 232015

Senior club doctor Eva Carneiro has parted ways with the club following her controversy with the club’s coach Jose Mourinho on the opening day of the Premier League. Carneiro rushed on the pitch to attend to Chelsea forward Eden Hazard who had been knocked down, but her actions didn’t go down well with the coach who referred to it as being naïve and impulsive. According to him, she slowed the momentum of the game and allowed the hosts recover from the pressure being piled on them by Chelsea. The blues went on to draw the match 2-2 as they were temporarily reduced to ten men while Carneiro attended to Eden Hazard by the sidelines.

Although the former blues doctor is set to take her case with the club to court after departing the club, she even shared a picture she tagged as her new dawn on her facebook page while thanking the fans for their support all through the incidence. Since the incidence, Carneiro has been suspended from performing her match day duties and reduced to working with players at the training pitch. Board member of the English FA, Heathers Rabbats has stated that she hopes to see Carneiro back in the football world as soon as possible. She also went ahead to state that Carneiro was just a doctor performing her duties and that the way she was being treated by the club send out the wrong message about the safety of players when their medical support is compromised.

Sep 232015

Laughs a lot who laughs last, perhaps, this sentence is going to be the slogan of Arsenal fans for the Chelsea football player , the Spanish international striker Diego Costa.

This expression comes from the Gunners’ audience after the decision of English Football Association to stop Diego Costa from playing for the next three games.

FA’s decision to stop Costa came after the events in the game of his team against Arsenal in the last round of the English Premier League.

And Costa, in the last game against Arsenal, was interfering Arsenal Defender Laurent Koscielny where Diego beated him without seeing this by referee Mark Dean, therefore D.Costa didn’t get an immediate punishment in the game.

Although Costa was the man who laughed in that game for escaping from the punishment after his fault against Koscielny and causing a strange decision from the referee of excluding Gabriel Paulista, but eventually, the end was not in his favor.

And the dissemination of the FA’s statement about Costa said: “After the disciplinary board of the football meeting in England and watching the video of interference by Diego Costa in front of Koscielny,  Arsenal defender. After missing the attention of the referee, we found that Costa deserves to be punished and he will be banned for three games.”

And by this Diego Costa will miss the next three local games in front of Walsall in the English League Cup and Newcastle and Southampton in the English Premier League to be back with his team on October 17 in front of Aston Villa.

Sep 232015

Robert Lewandowski succeded in attracting all the fans after the historical achievement he made against Wolfsburg,during round 5 of Bundesliga, where he could socre 5 goals in just 10 minutes. What’s the secret of Lewa ?

Robert Lewandowski could never forget those crazy 9 minutes in his entire life, when he succeded in making an ideal football show in the history of Bundesliga, HE SCORED 5 GOALS IN LESS THAN 10 MINUTES in the guests’ goal and helped his team win the match. That happened when the Bavarians hosted Wolfsburg ( last season DFB-Pokal’s Champion) last night September 22th, in Bundesliga Round 5.

This spherical presentation by Lewandowski didn’t only amaze the audience, but even Lewandowski himself was surprised, which is clearly evident in his statement when he said: “I personally do not know how I made these five goals.”

An amazing talent in the level of Messi and C.Ronaldo

Nobody can deny the great talent in the legs of Lewa, he got the title of best striker in the world, when he was playing for Borussia Dortmund, and he even led Dortmund to get the title of the Bundesliga in 2011 and 2012… and now Lewandowski is one of the best worldwide strikers. Many footbal observers believe that his performance reached the level of the Legendary Messi and Cristiano.

Many football observers see that the criteria of evaluating football strikers has changed a lot, comparing Lewandowski to the legend Gerd Muller is logical but that’s not always true. The football has developed and become more complex, which means that the striker has become required to make much greater effort than it was the situation in the past, and what did Lewandowski with his team against Wolfsburg is the best evidence to prove that the Polish striker has unique talent.

Reasons behind his legendary success

Of Course, his 5 goals against Wolfsburg weren’t the only indicator of his amazing talent in football, but football experts say that his attitude is the main reason behing his success, Lewa is ambitious and calm too which is evident in his relationship with the Spanish coach Pep Guardiola, despite his recent exclusion from the starting lineup in Tuesday’s game, Lewandowski kept his cool and he has even achieved miracles after replacing Alcantara.


There is no doubt that the decision of the Bavarian Administration of adding Lewandowski was the right one, and then, it was the cheapest of its players, as he moved from Dortmund to Bayern without any financial compensation because of the expiration of his contract with Dortmund.

It is logical that Lewandowski’s brilliance would attract the attention of BIG clubs, especially English clubs who have high financial capabilities… Would money entice Bayern Munich Management and let go the Polish special talent ? Or it will take decisive action to preserve the unique Lewandowski ? Note that Lewandowski contract with the Bavarian team runs up to 2019.

Sep 222015

Round 6 of Premier League was played last week on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th of September… It has marked many surprises to fans and it was full of Football ♥.

Chelsea VS Arsenal

The first game of Round 6 was so amazing assembling Chelsea and Arsenal together… Chelsea won 2-0 and Arsenal has to deal with the loss of Gabriel and Cazorla due to 2 red cards.

Swansea VS Everton

The 2 teams pursuing each others in the standings, had a draw game with no goals. Swansea could do too much with 3 points but 0-0 wwas the final result. Everton player Mirallas got a red card after he replaced Barkley by two minutes.

Stoke City VS Leicester

Stoke city was the team of 1st half but the Leicester Team players, with no loss this season, scored 2 goals on the 2nd half and made their 3rd Draw. The game finished with 2-2.

New Castle United VS Watford

New Castle United is still getting a hard time this season with no win and lost this game on his field versus Watford who keeps making positive results. The final score was 1-2 for Watford.

Bournemouth VS Sunderland

Sunderland is truely suffering from bad luck this season, and makes his 4th loss last Saturday against Bournemouth… Bournemouth team players scored 2 goals in the first 10 minutes and won the game by 2-0.

Aston Villa VS West Bromwich

Aston villa had a chance to stop the losses and draws for this season and make a 2nd win after 4 rounds but West Bromwich took the 3 points with Berahino’s goal in minute 39’. The game ended with the score of 0-1 for West Bromwich Albion.

Man City VS West Ham United

The best game of round 6 has surprised many fans and especially gamblers who bet for Man City, this team made 5 wins this season but West Ham was there to stop this series of victories with 2 goals.  Man City is still in the head of Standings but he could make a better result. The final result was 1-2 for West Ham United.

Tottenham VS Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace, with no Draw since the season started, and Tottenham pursuing him, made a good game last Sunday with the only goal for Tottenham scored by Son Heung-Min in minute 68’. The game finished with a 1-0 victory for Tottenham.

Southampton VS Man United

Man United, making a hot pursuit of Man City for the head of Premier League’s Standings, never misses the opportunity against Southampton and wins the game after a hard and great efficiency by both team players. It was a hell of a game and the best game on Sunday the 20th. The final score was 2-3 for Man United.

Liverpool VS Norwich

Liverpool , facing a pretty hard time this season, couldn’t make a positive result of this game on their field and made a 1-1 draw against Norwich who is still making good results and achieving challenges. The final result was 1-1 with a 2nd half 2 goals.


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Sep 222015

This transfer season, there was a deal between Manchester United and Real Madrid for David De Gea. The deal was a £29 million one in which Madrid’s Costa Rican keeper, Keylor Navas would also be added to the money in exchange for De Gea coming to Real Madrid.

The deal sadly broke down as it could not be concluded before the Spanish transfer deadline . Keylor Navas is reported to have told Spanish radio that he cried after the deal fell through.

He said”I was waiting at the airport in a private room which was what I was told I had to do. It was at a point where every five minutes things changed: that I should go to the airport, that I shouldn’t go. There was nothing clear and I wasn’t relaxed until everything was over. When everything passed and I went to my room with my wife, I started to think about what happened, I just cracked up. They were moments that I hope will not happen again because they were not good. I cried with my wife…”

After the deal fell through, De Gea has signed a new contract with Manchester United. Navas on the other hand has had a great start to the season. He has kept a clean sheet for five games this season; Real hasn’t conceded any goals.

His performance has already broken the record set by a former Madrid keeper, Miguel Angel in the 1975/1976 season in which he kept a clean sheet for four matches.

Real play with Atletic Bilbao on Wednesday and Navas hopes to extend his record. Real, which has 10 points, is second on the table to Barcelona which has 12.