Tuesday, July 30, 2013

الانتخابات البلدية: فرصة ضائعة للتنفيس

وسط كل هذه الضغوط، كان من الممكن أن يكون هناك فرصة حقيقية للتغيير من خلال الانتخابات البلدية ولكننا فوتنا الفرصة مرة أخرى بالإصرار على عدم تعديل القانون
وسط كل هذه الضغوط التي يمر بها "البيت الأردني"،أضعنا فرصة حقيقية للتغيير من خلال الانتخابات البلدية وتعديل القانون الحالي ليضمن التحول نحو درجة أكبر من "اللامركزية" و"الحكم المحلي". - See more at: http://taqaddam.org/opinions/%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A7%D9%86%D8%AA%D8%AE%D8%A7%D8%A8%D8%A7%D8%AA-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A8%D9%84%D8%AF%D9%8A%D8%A9-%D9%81%D8%B1%D8%B5%D8%A9-%D8%B6%D8%A7%D8%A6%D8%B9%D8%A9-%D9%84%D9%84%D8%AA%D9%86%D9%81%D9%8A%D8%B3#sthash.D4ZcHziV.dpuf

وسط كل هذه الضغوط التي يمر بها "البيت الأردني"،أضعنا فرصة حقيقية للتغيير من خلال الانتخابات البلدية وتعديل القانون الحالي ليضمن التحول نحو درجة أكبر من "اللامركزية" و"الحكم المحلي". - See more at: http://taqaddam.org/opinions/%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A7%D9%86%D8%AA%D8%AE%D8%A7%D8%A8%D8%A7%D8%AA-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A8%D9%84%D8%AF%D9%8A%D8%A9-%D9%81%D8%B1%D8%B5%D8%A9-%D8%B6%D8%A7%D8%A6%D8%B9%D8%A9-%D9%84%D9%84%D8%AA%D9%86%D9%81%D9%8A%D8%B3#sthash.D4ZcHziV.dpuf
وسط كل هذه الضغوط التي يمر بها "البيت الأردني"،أضعنا فرصة حقيقية للتغيير من خلال الانتخابات البلدية وتعديل القانون الحالي ليضمن التحول نحو درجة أكبر من "اللامركزية" و"الحكم المحلي". - See more at: http://taqaddam.org/opinions/%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A7%D9%86%D8%AA%D8%AE%D8%A7%D8%A8%D8%A7%D8%AA-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A8%D9%84%D8%AF%D9%8A%D8%A9-%D9%81%D8%B1%D8%B5%D8%A9-%D8%B6%D8%A7%D8%A6%D8%B9%D8%A9-%D9%84%D9%84%D8%AA%D9%86%D9%81%D9%8A%D8%B3#sthash.D4ZcHziV.dpuf

Levy stands firm as Bale attempts to flee the Spurs nest

Gareth Bale has told Tottenham he wants to move to Real Madrid this summer but Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is adamant that he will not sell the 24-year-old.

Will the Spanish club get their man before the transfer window shuts? 

Justin Currie caricature

The Scottish singer from the band Del Amitri

Monday, July 29, 2013

The Goal 50 Superheroes

The winner of the Goal 50 has been announced, and our annual list's top 10 is, as ever, not short of football's biggest superheroes.

Superman Lionel Messi claimed the award for the third time, beating off competition from the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Robin van Persie.

Thiago Silva and Arturo Vidal also invaded the top 10, along with four Bayern men in Philipp Lahm, Thomas Muller, Arjen Robben and runner-up Franck Ribery.

See the complete Goal 50 here

'Killer' weather rains on Asia Trophy parade

Paolo Di Canio described the pitch at the Hong Kong Stadium as a "killer" before the final day of the Barclays Asia Tropy - stereotypical Italian hyperbole right?

Wrong. After another session of furious rainfall, Manchester City's 1-0 win over Sunderland resembled a fixture from the 1970s as both sides skidded around a drenched, sandy surface.

It had bigger repurcussions for City as Matija Nastasic was stretchered off with an ankle injury, though Manuel Pellegrini refused to blame the pitch, stressing that it could have happened on any surface.

Andre Villas-Boas was less amused with the ankle problem Jan Vertonghen picked up in Tottenham's 3-1 semi-final loss to Sunderland though, adding: "We've lost one player through injury - and if I can be sincere I would prefer not to go ahead, but that's the reality."

Tottenham did go ahead though and escaped further problems as they trounced South China 6-0 in the game preceding the final.

As frustrating as it was for the managers and players involved, the nostalgic pitch provided plenty of entertainment for the observer.