Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Ronaldo in disguise? Brilliant Bale downs West Ham

West Ham became the latest team to be swept aside by Gareth Bale on Monday evening, with the Welshman bagging his second double in successive Premier League games to earn a crucial 3-2 win for Tottenham.

His sublime strike in the dying minutes of the game ensured Spurs leapfrogged Chelsea into third place in the table, leading manager Andre Villas-Boas to suggest the 23-year-old should already be crowned Player of the Year.

And such an accolade is well within Bale's grasp, whose scinitillating form since the turn of the year has him following in the footsteps of former Premier League great and current Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo. 

Samir HANDanovic

Samir Handanović cartoon
Samir Handanović is a Slovenian professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Italian club Inter Milan

All eyes on Beckham in PSG bow

David Beckham became the latest star to land in Ligue 1 with Paris Saint-Germain when he made his debut as a substitute in the 2-0 victory over Marseille.

The 37-year-old was thrilled after a "special night" at the Parc des Princes as even Zlatan Ibrahimovic was forced to play second fiddle to the English icon.

The Swedish striker was able to get on the score sheet, however, bagging a late goal that Beckham played a part in at the end of his 15-minute cameo appearance from the bench. 

Manchester United wrap Van Persie in cotton wool


Hearts were in mouths on the Manchester United bench at Loftus Road on Saturday as Robin van Persie suffered a hip injury after tumbling down camera bunker.

The Dutchman suffered the fall in the build-up to Rafael's opener against QPR and was subsequently replaced after 41 minutes with Danny Welbeck.

With Manchester United extending their lead at the top of the table to 15 points following their victory over Harry Redknapp's side, Sir Alex Ferguson will be hoping his leading striker will not pick up any other bumps during his side's season run-in. 

Saturday, February 23, 2013

What is Digital Mapping? Video


Here is my animation for AnaDigital organization, which I animated it with my teammate Sameer Aburezeq through Ishrah.



استضافتي عبر منتديات الميجاسبورت

تمت استضافتي في منتديات مكسات و في قسم الميجاسبورت, حيث قام الحضور الكرام بسؤالي عن اعمالي و بعض الامور الثانية, و هنا الرابط لتلك الاستضافة



 

Rooney mocks class dunce Van Persie

Robin van Persie might be razor-sharp on the football pitch, but his Manchester United colleagues seem to have concluded pretty quickly that the Dutchman is not quite as intimidating off it.

When asked who is the easiest to wind up in the Old Trafford dressing room, resident joker Wayne Rooney had no hesitation in identifying his new strike partner.

"I'd have to say Robin. He's not the brightest!" Rooney said in a Google hangout with DHL.

"As much of a good footballer he is, he's definitely not the brightest off the pitch and it’s just easy to get to him."

Don't worry Robin, as long as you keep banging in the goals, the banter will be kept within the confines of the United squad. Just don't go venturing into a classroom anytime soon... 

Samuel Inkoom arrives to Bastia

The Questioner

My collegues who are influenced by my Football cartoons






Since I started working with Goal.com as an editorioal cartoonist, many young cartoon talents contacted me and showed me their work, and I was so proud to know that they are influenced by my cartoons.

1. Nagy Felix from Hungary:

Nagy was born in 25th of April (just like me :) now you see why he is talented) 2000, he is a Chelsea supporter and he is still at school, beside he was the first to contact me.
Here are samples of his work:

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2. Cristian Moscoso from the USA:
Cristian is 16 years old ,he loves soccer and he hopes to become a cartoonist and a soccer player , He lives in Rockville MD






 3. Francesco Tata from Italy:

Fran was born in Rome, Italy , on 24th of August 1992. He lives in Rome and he is works as a cartoonist at lalaziosiamonoi.it..
Fran dreams to be a designer of cars , in particular Alfa Romeo ,or a designer of football jerseys. And his favorite player is Angelo Peruzzi.




5. Antonio Soldado from Spain:
Toni was born in 1970 in Antequera, a city in southern Spain but have lived in many places in Spain. He worked in construction for 20 years, he likes football and classic cinema. and  he has a blog called http://tonicaturas.blogspot.com.es/ where he shows his cartoons







 

 There are also other artists who contribute their cartoons via my page on  http://vk.com/momani

You can also contact me if you see yourself influenced via email: omomani@gmail.com

Cheers 
Omar Momani



















Friday, February 22, 2013

The shape of the hole inside the heart

Hulk ruins Liverpool's Mission Impossible

Brendan Rodgers' side faced a difficult task in attempting to overcome a 2-0 deficit from the first leg of their Europa League tie against Zenit St Petersburg.

And that became all the more improbable when Brazilian striker Hulk popped up to latch onto a poor backpass from Jamie Carragher and slot past Pepe Reina to give them a 3-0 aggregate lead.

But to their credit, Liverpool fought back in astonishing style, and were tantalisingly close to an improbable result. However, they had left themselves just too much to do in the end, with the Russian side advancing to the next stage. 

Boateng & Milan knock Barcelona off their perch

The best team in Spain. The best team in the world. The best team in the history of football. Barcelona have certainly taken lots of plaudits over the past few years, and few would have thought the Blaugrana would be leaving San Siro empty-handed ahead of their Champions League tie against Milan.

But that's the funny thing about football: it never quite happens as you would expect it to. Former Portsmouth duo Kevin-Prince Boateng and Sulley Muntari put the team in yellow to the sword with two goals in the second half, the latter a fine move and finish that hands the Italian side all the momentum heading into the second leg, as the Prince went about ruffling the feathers of Puyol, Messi and co. 

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Bayern steamroller sorry Gunners

Arsene Wenger's time at Arsenal has rarely been as fraught as it is currently. Out of the FA Cup to Blackburn, the Capital One Cup to Bradford, and a whopping 21 points shy of Premier League leaders Manchester United, the Gunners would have wanted to put up a strong display in the Champions Leaguge against Bayern Munich.

But early goals from Toni Kroos and Thomas Muller simply flattened Arsenal, as Jupp Heynckes' men rolled straight through the Gunners with the only blot on their copybook a second-half goal from Lukas Podolski in the 3-1 win at the Emirates Stadium.

It remains to be seen whether Wenger will be able to straighten out his side in time for the return leg... 

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Bayern undaunted by incredible Wenger rage

"You wouldn't like me when I'm angry" is the image that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger appears to have been projecting to all and sundry ahead of his side's crucial Champions League meeting with Bayern Munich.

The Gunners boss came out swinging at his pre-match press conference in response to what he described as "wrong information" and stories intended to hurt him following Saturday's 1-0 FA Cup exit at the hands of Championship outfit Blackburn.

Wenger can rage all he wants, of course, but the runaway Bundesliga leaders look like opponents too tough to be cowed by a fearsome outburst. Let battle be joined... 

Van Persie reveals extent of his Manchester United addiction

Robin van Persie has piped up with his latest tribute to Manchester United and the benefits of his exit from Arsenal last summer.

The striker has already taken a swipe at his former club this season by suggesting he is among players who all know how to be champions, and now, the 29-year-old believes he is getting more fulfilment out of his football due to the higher stakes at Old Trafford.

"I love the intensity of playing for United," the Dutchman said.

"It is great to be involved in huge games when you don't know what is going to happen. You get more out of it when there is a thin line between ­winning and losing.

"I love the buzz, the drama, the excitement. I live for that. I can't imagine the day when I have to stop playing. I know I will miss the buzz so much." 

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Paris Hilton Caricature

Omar Momani draws you a caricature

You contact me through my email: omomani@gmail.com or my Facebook: /Omar.Momani.Art/



 Samples 



 



Wenger's search for silverware continues

Arsenal's long wait for a piece of silverware continues after crashing out of the FA Cup on Saturday.

Arsene Wenger's side, who have not won a trophy since May 2005, suffered a fifth round defeat at home to Championship outfit Blackburn Rovers.

The Gunners are still in the Champions League, but judging by Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich's scintillating form, Wenger might have better luck finding a trophy with a metal detector. 

Ferguson is paying me a bribe to draw Wenger

Atletico losing grip on Europa League crown

Current Europa League champions Atletico Madrid are in danger of heading out of the competiton following a 2-0 defeat at home by Rubin Kazan.

Diego Simeone's side fell behind after just six minutes following Gokdeniz Kardeniz's strike, and while the Russian club had Roman Sharonov sent off on the stroke of half time, the visitors were able to secure a second away goal through Pablo Orbaiz's 90th-minute effort. 

Bernabeu love-in gets Madrid in Valentine's mood

On a night which produced one of the most action-packed games of the Champions League this season, romance was in the air ahead of Valentine's Day as Manchester United escaped from the Bernabeu with a draw.

Sir Alex Ferguson would feel his side could have secured a first-leg victory after seeing a number of chances spurned but United are were also indebted to the heroic performance of David de Gea, whose saves, albeit sometimes unorthodox, prevented Real Madrid from adding to Cristiano Ronaldo's superb first-half header.

After the match, Ferguson and Ronaldo embraced, leaving Mourinho to insist United are not in the driving seat to progress to the Champions League quarter final, while De Gea rightly deserved the plaudits after coming under fire several times this term. 

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Celtic cry foul over Juventus' rough & tumble

Celtic huffed and puffed on Tuesday evening but Neil Lennon's men were eventually punished for failing to take their chances as Juventus escaped with a 3-0 victory in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie.

After the defeat, Lennon blasted the performance of referee, Alberto Undiano Mallenco, after replays highlighted Juventus players grappling with Celtic's Gary Hooper in the visitors' penalty box before several corners.

"It's not rugby we're playing, it's soccer," said Lennon.

"They were being fouled, manhandled. Every time one of my players tried to move he was held. He should have given a penalty on at least two occasions.

"I'd like to know what the interpretation of the rules are in Italy or Spain, because it's blatantly different to what they are in Britain from what I've seen tonight.

"They were fouling on every opportunity and he was staring right at it.