Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Balotelli breaks the shackles with timely Liverpool goal

Mario Balotelli got the monkey - and maybe the pig - off his back with a late goal for Liverpool against Swansea on Tuesday night.

The walls had been closing in on the Italy striker in recent weeks, but perhaps he has broken the shackles and can now focus on hitting the net of the net in the Premier League.
Wednesday, 29 October 2014 12:00

Yacine Brahimi named the Best African Footballer in La Liga

am glad to see Brahimi tweeting the cartoon


Chew on that! Suarez omitted from Ballon d'Or shortlist

As you’d expect, both Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have made Fifa’s Ballon d’Or shortlist but, surprisingly, there is no place for Luis Suarez.

The Uruguay international led the way with his sublime performances for Liverpool last season but his 31 Premier League goals were apparently not enough to warrant a spot in the 23-man list.
Tuesday, 28 October 2014 12:30

Klopp is worried but Reus asks him to calm down

Van Persie's goal celebration was 'stupid', says Van Gaal

Madrid take the bite out of Suarez

The bite was taken out of Luis Suarez on Saturday as Real Madrid overpowered Barcelona in the first Clasico of the season.

The Uruguayan set up Neymar for the opening goal, but Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Pepe rendered it irrelevant as the hosts secured an impressive 3-1 win.

Sunday, 26 October 2014 14:21

Suarez set for Barcelona debut

Luis Suarez's four-month ban is finally over and the £70 million summer signing from Liverpool is set to make his Barcelona debut against Real Madrid in El Clasico on Saturday evening.

Will the Uruguay international mark his debut with a goal?
Saturday, 25 October 2014 12:00

الأمير عبد الرحمن بن مساعد يضيئ الطريق للاعبيه بقلبه

Strictly Spurs Dancing: Lamela wows crowd with rabona


Erik Lamela has given us an early contender for goal of the season with a stunning rabona in Tottenham’s 5-1 win over Asteras Tripoli in the Europa League.

The Argentine, who has previous with such a move having scored a similar goal during his time at River Plate, reckons it’s the best strike of his career.

“Yes, I think so. I think so,” he said. “I’ve scored like that before, when I was playing in the junior sides at River Plate. It just happened in a flash.

“I wasn’t thinking about doing something like that, I just wanted to score and it was the most effective, comfortable way of making it happen. It’s something I’ll always remember because it’s something different from the other goals I’ve scored.”
Friday, 24 October 2014 12:00

Balotelli display leaves Rodgers fuming

It was another night to forget for Mario Balotelli as Real Madrid strolled to a 3-0 win at Anfield.

The Italy striker has struggled for form since his £16 million arrival from AC Milan and was unable to get out of first gear against the European champions on Wednesday evening.

To top it off, Balotelli was caught swapping shirts at half-time with Pepe, a gesture which irked Brendan Rodgers.

“That's the first I've heard (about Balotelli swapping his shirt) and I wouldn't like it either. It shouldn't happen and if that's the case, I'll deal with it,” said the Liverpool manager.

“It’s not something I stand for and it’s something I deal with internally.

Thursday, 23 October 2014 12:00

Bayern bask after crushing Roma

Bayern Munich produced a stunning display on Tuesday evening by brushing Roma aside with a 7-1 victory.

Pep Guardiola’s side cruised to their third win in Group E and were 5-0 up by half time following Arjen Robben’s double, along with goals from Mario Gotze, Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Muller.

Franck Ribery and Xherdan Shaqiri netted late on to complete the rout, while Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi admits the loss is “a dagger into the heart” of the Roma supporters.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 12:00

                                                                   

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Renee Zellweger's new look

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Van Gaal desperately seeking Manchester United balance

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal admits he is still trying to strike the right balance between his horde of creative talents and a more solid back-line.

The Red Devils claimed a last-gasp draw away to West Brom on Monday night, and while the Dutch coach was happy with his side’s performance he was dismayed that they failed to win the game.

But while he is ready to add more physicality and strength to his line-up, he is not going to sacrifice his team’s flair – even with a clash with Chelsea on the horizon.

“We have to look for physical balance and maybe that is our problem,” Van Gaal told reporters. “I am always looking for creative players and in England you need physical players as well, maybe [Marouane] Fellaini brings that.”


Tuesday, October 21, 2014 14:00

Cow backsides declared safe in Liverpool after Balotelli horror show

Another week, another struggle for Mario Balotelli. The Italian has only managed one goal for the Reds since his summer move from Milan and even that was against lowly Ludogorets.

And things got no better at Loftus Road as the 24-year-old skied a shot over an unguarded net from just 10 yards out. Things can only get better...
Monday, October 20, 2014 12:19

Ebola attacks African Cup of Nations

Morocco asked to postpone the African Cup of Nations event because of the Ebola crisis.

'Joke' to compare Chelsea to Invincibles - Fabregas

Cesc Fabregas laughed off suggestions that Chelsea could replicate Arsenal's legendary 2003-04 Invincible side.

The former Gunner, now a key part of Jose Mourinho's Chelsea team and a goalscorer in their 2-1 win at Crystal Palace described the comparison as a 'joke'.
With the same round Kun Aguero became Manchester City's record Premier League after scoring 4 goals on Tottenham.

Sunday, October 19, 2014 17:17

Mourinho happy to persist with 'disgraceful' handshakes

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho reacted sarcastically to accusations from Aston Villa assistant manager Roy Keane that his early handshakes were a 'disgrace'.

Mourinho insists he won't change his ways despite the angry response from Keane, saying: "First of all I want to say I appreciate the comments," Mourinho told reporters.

"I think they are both great examples of polite and well educated people, and because I’m a humble guy who tries to learn every day and with every experience, I appreciate the comments."
Sunday, October 19, 2014 17:27

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Ronaldo & Messi have Raul in their sights

The conclusion of the international break means Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi can get back to domestic duty, and both will have Raul’s Champions League record at the top of their agenda.

The Real Madrid and Barcelona stars have 70 and 69 goals respectively in Europe’s premier club competition, just short of Los Blancos and Spain legend Raul who notched an incredible 71 times in his storied career.

Ronaldo, who has already claimed a La Liga record for hat-tricks recently, faces a tough double header against last season’s Premier League runners-up Liverpool, while Messi has a more favourable tie against Ajax. Who will break the record first?
Friday, October 17, 2014 12:00

‘Why always me?’ – Thiago injured again

Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines after picking up a knee ligament injury in training, with the Spaniard to undergo surgery to repair the tear.

The former Barcelona man has barely featured for the Bundesliga champions since swapping Camp Nou for the Allianz Arena, with his latest setback making a return to action this season unlikely.

Thiago was understandably distraught at the news: “What can I say?” he told the club's official website. “Of course, I am profoundly disappointed and desperate at the moment.

“Why always me? But I will not give up. I will fight again. I'm going to get close again. And I will celebrate my comeback at Bayern.”
Thursday, October 16, 2014 11:20

Hero O'Shea the toast of world's elite


In a week of international football which boasted drama, goals and even a brawl, John O’Shea’s stoppage-time leveller against Germany in his 100th appearance for the Republic of Ireland was a fitting finale.

The Sunderland centre-back, having defended resolutely for much of the encounter in Gelsenkirchen, expertly guided the ball beyond Manuel Neuer to salvage a 1-1 draw and heap more misery on the World Cup winners.

O’Shea was not the only player to enjoy a stellar Tuesday, with Cristiano Ronaldo bagging a last-minute winner against Denmark, Lionel Messi striking twice in Hong Kong and Neymar claiming four (yes, four) goals against Japan.
Ronaldo also celebrated reaching a 100 million fans on facebook.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 12:30

Dutch blown away by Icelandic volcano

Iceland pulled off one of the shocks of this week’s round of Euro 2016 qualifiers as a Gylfi Sigurdsson double inspired the Norse side to a 2-0 victory over the Netherlands.

The Swansea City playmaker opened the scoring from the spot on Monday night before doubling his tally midway through the first half with a brilliant, instinctive volley that the dour Dutch were unable to recover from.

The result leaves the Oranje in third place in Group A, behind both leaders Iceland and second-place Czech Republic, while the pressure is ramping up on Guus Hiddink, who has suffered defeat in three of his four matches since taking over from Louis van Gaal.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 12:00

Big bad wolf Costa FINALLY blows the house down

While his form for Chelsea has been exceptional, Diego Costa's start to life on the international stage has been somewhat ponderous.

Yet finally, after 515 minutes of football and five shots on target in his six games for Spain, Costa notched his first international goal in the 4-0 win over Luxembourg.
Monday, October 13, 2014 13:16

Monday, October 13, 2014

Neymar’s Brazil see off Messi and Di Maria

Brazil and Argentina met in Beijing on Saturday for an international friendly with Dunga’s men beating the World Cup finalists 2-0.

Diego Tardelli was the surprise hero for the Selecao scoring twice, his first international goals, to seal victory at the Bird’s Nest Stadium.

Lionel Messi had a rare day to forget, at 1-0 down in the first half the Barcelona star had the chance to pull his side level but saw his penalty saved by Jefferson.
Sunday, October 12, 2014 11:47


Challandes' soup

Here is my first cartoon to Armenian sport website Totalfootball.am which provide news on Armenian football.
This cartoon talks about Bernard Challandes Armenia football manager which he said before Armenia match against Serbia in the Euro 2016 qualifications that he is preparing a good soup as depicting how Armenia will have a strong performance.
Armenia scored first till the end of the game when Serbian Zoran Tosic equalized to Serbia.

Chiellini scores an awkward Hat-trick

Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini  helped his national side to win the game against Azerbijan in the Euro 2016 qualifications. Italy have won 2-1 with Chiellini who had scored two goals for Italy and one own goal on his team.

Blackbeard Roy Keane takes no prisoners

Pirate Roy Keane cartoon
Former Manchester United legend Roy Keane continued to plug his latest autobiography, The Second Half, this week and sustained his onslaught on the countless footballers and managers he has crossed during his time in the game.

The current Aston Villa and Ireland assistant claimed he cancelled a deal to sign Robbie Savage based on the player-turned-pundit's voicemail message, though he left no prisoners when it came to Sir Alex Ferguson and Jose Mourinho.

Keane said he may never be able to forgive Sir Alex for the "lies" that were concocted about him as he was forced out of Old Trafford, while 'The Special One' was labelled a "disgrace" for his handshake snub, with the Irishman suggesting he would have been knocked out in a Sunday League match.  
Saturday, October 11, 2014 14:00

Friday, October 10, 2014

Casillas hurting Spain's Euro 2016 hopes

Slovakia shocked Spain on Thursday night as they picked up an incredible 2-1 victory against La Roja, a match in which Iker Casillas's place in the side was once again called into question.

Vicente del Bosque stuck with the veteran shot-stopper at the World Cup despite losing his undisputed No.1 status at Real Madrid, but his poor form in Brazil continued in Zilina as the 33-year-old allowed a routine free kick to fly past him down the centre of the goal.

Casillas's performance against Slovakia could be the final straw for a player who has captained his country to World and European glory, with David de Gea - who was so magnificent against Everton at the weekend - waiting in the wings.
Friday, October 10, 2014 14:00

Morrissey tribute


"If I die, I die ... Right now I feel good "


Wenger unveils new Arsenal signing

Mesut Ozil became the latest Arsenal star to pick up an injury this season as the Gunners’ woes – and casualty list – continue to grow.

The Germany international is unlikely to play again until 2015 after being ruled out for 10 to 12 weeks with a partial knee ligament tear suffered against Chelsea.

Ozil’s setback means he joins, among others, Olivier Giroud, Mathieu Debuchy, Theo Walcott and Aaron Ramsey on a treatment table that might need reinforcing.

Arsene Wenger has previously admitted being concerned by his side’s bad injury luck, and had appointed a new fitness guru, Shad Forsythe, in the summer, and will surely be keeping his fit players wrapped in cotton wool from now on.

Arsenal have also been given a scare by the news that Laurent Koscielny has withdrawn from the France squad, with the centre-back continuing to nurse a long-standing Achilles problem.
Thursday, October 9, 2014 14:00

Dani Alves thinking about his future

Are you Messi in disguise? Hazard is Chelsea's idol

Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas, himself deeply impressive since making the move to Stamford Bridge this summer, declared team-mate Eden Hazard on Tuedsay to be the Blues' version of Lionel Messi.

"He is the link between midfield and attack for us; he is our Messi because he makes the difference," Fabregas told Cope of the Belgian forward, who won and converted the penalty that sent Jose Mourinho's men on their way to a 2-0 win over Arsenal on Sunday.

Hazard continues to shine at Chelsea as he matures following his 2012 switch from Lille - is he already on the level of a player like Messi?
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 12:38

Congraziano Pelle: Balotelli given the boot by Italy

Mario Balotelli has endured a miserable start to the 2014-15 season since joining Liverpool and has now been snubbed by Italy, in favour of Southampton's in-form striker Graziano Pelle.

Pelle has scored four Premier League goals for the Saints this season, while Balotelli is yet to hit his first domestic goal for the Reds.

As a result, he has lost his place in the Italy squad. "Mario has started a new path," Antonio Conte said when asked about his decision. "It's not an easy one and I believe he must be given the necessary time to adapt at Liverpool," said the former Juve boss.

"We are following him just as we monitor all Italians that play abroad. I make selections not exclusions, which is something completely different. Graziano represents what I've always said. Meritocracy leads to a place in the national team for a player who in two years has scored 50 goals.

"Today he is becoming a star in the Premier League after an adventure in Holland.I am curious to see him from close quarters in order to understand if he can help us. He deserved this call-up from all points of view."
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 11:51

Royal rumble in Roma-Juve title clash

A dramatic Serie A title clash between reigning champions Juventus and challengers Roma almost descended into farce on Sunday evening, with a host of controversial decisions dominating post-match conjecture.

Referee Gianluca Rocchi awarded three penalties in the contest, as well as sending off Alvaro Morata and Konstantinos Manolas, though the decisions were very controversial, with both of the offences which resulted in penalties for Juve appearing to have happened outside the box.

Roma coach Rudi Garcia even found himself sent to the stands by Rocchi, before centre-back Leonardo Bonucci became the unlikeliest of heroes for the Old Lady by blasting an audacious volley into the bottom corner to seal a 3-2 win.

Giallorossi skipper Francesco Totti was furious with the refereeing afterwards: "We came here to play and the performance was good, but what happened [with the referee] conditioned the game.

"It's terrible to have to say it but these things that affect the game have been happening for years. Juventus certainly didn't beat us. There were three incidents that changed a game that we wanted to win. There's a lot of anger but we must lift our heads after a game like this.

"I've always said it: they should play in their own league. They always win by hook or by crook. We train to win but then these things happen. There's not even a need to look at the replays. We already saw everything on the field."

Monday, October 6, 2014 14:00

Fabregas set for Arsenal clash under Mou the Hutt

Cesc Fabregas is set to renew acquaintances with former club Arsenal on Sunday as Chelsea host the Gunners at Stamford Bridge.

The Spaniard was adored at the Emirates, earning the captaincy during his spell at the club, but will hope to strike a hammer blow to Wenger's team by scoring in the London derby.

Wenger, meanwhile, is likely to field summer signings Alexis Sanchez and Danny Welbeck, as Arsenal look to build on their 4-1 win over Galatasaray in midweek.
Sunday, October 5, 2014 11:31

Valencia dragon burns Atletico and scare Liga giants

Mourinho and Wenger set to clash again

Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger will renew their rivalry once again on Sunday when Arsenal travel to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea.

Mourinho’s men thrashed the Gunners 6-0 in the same fixture last season in a game Wenger has subsequently described as “horrendous”.

Indeed the Gunners boss says is desperate to put things right on Sunday but will be aware that in 11 meetings he is yet to get the better of Mourinho.
Saturday, October 4, 2014 11:26

'Soft' Liverpool fall to Basel defeat

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard labelled his side 'soft' after the Reds fell to a 1-0 loss to Basel in Switzerland.

Paulo Sousa's side are building something of a reputation for defeating English sides, having beaten Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham in the last few years.

This win leaves Brendan Rodgers' side struggling to qualify with two games against Real Madrid around the corner and plenty of work still to be done.
In another game Arsenal's Danny Welbeck scored a hat-trick on Galatasaray to secure a win to his team.


Thursday, October 2, 2014 13:30

Golden Oldie: Totti shines again on the big stage for Roma

Francesco Totti showed he can still cut it at the highest level after his sublime chipped finish earned Roma a 1-1 draw against Manchester City in the Champions League on Tuesday evening.

The 38-year-old’s well-taken effort has kept Rudi Garcia’s side in the driving seat to progress to the knockout stages as they sit two points behind Bayern Munich but three ahead of City.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 12:00