Thursday, August 29, 2013

Pot luck: Big guns out to avoid Champions League surprise

The draw for the Champions League group stages takes place on Thursday afternoon with Europe's heavyweights set to learn their fate.

All eyes will be on the draw pots come 16.30 BST, with Gianni Infantino and Michel Platini taking to the stage in an attempt to ensure everything runs smoothly.

And there could be a nasty surprise in store for the likes of Bayern Munich, Barcelona and Real Madrid, who are sitting pretty in Pot 1, with Manchester City and Napoli lurking in Pots 3 and 4 respectively.

AC Milan, PSG and Juventus are the stellar names occupying Pot 2, and the English contingent making up Pot 1 will undoubtedly be desperate to avoid reeling in last year's finalists Borussia Dortmund, who sit in Pot 3.

De Laurentiis the ambulance chaser

Calling all ambulance drivers - watch your back, Napoli owner Aurelio De Laurentiis is on the loose!

The Partenopei chief is demanding a whopping £86 million in compensation after star striker Gonzalo Higuain suffered cuts to his face after diving from a hired boat and landing on submerged rocks.

De Laurentiis was far from pleased with the medical attention received by the Argentina international but, despite potentially having enough spare cash to buy Gareth Bale, he plans to donate the money to charity.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Nothing separates Manchester United & Chelsea

A cagey game in which both sides were happy to settle for a point, Monday night's stalemate at Old Trafford lacked the explosiveness many had predicted.

Perhaps not as unlikely, however, were the comments from Jose Mourinho after the match, who called on Wayne Rooney to clarify his situation at Manchester United.

"If now, he doesn't want to leave, we are out of the thing. We need to know what is happening," said the Chelsea boss.

My VK Page reach the 50K fans

I was happy to see my VK (Russian Facebook) page to reach the 50,000 fans
Check out the page:

Bale prepared to join pantheon of Real Madrid greats

Gareth Bale is set to join some of the greatest players in the history of football as his move to Real Madrid draws closer.

Goal understands a world record £86 million fee has been agreed between Tottenham and the Spanish giants, with the Wales star set to complete the transfer in the next 48 hours.

Bale will rub shoulders with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema, and follows a long list of legends - including Zinedine Zidane, David Beckham, Ronaldo and Alfredo Di Stefano - in plying his trade at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Benzema the latest to escape Wenger's paws

It's fair to say Arsene Wenger has had a tough time of it in the transfer market this summer. After Gonzalo Higuain got away as Arsenal turned their attentions to Luis Suarez, the Uruguayan himself proved to be off limits!

There appeared to be some light at the end of the tunnel, though, when it emerged that Karim Benzema was next on Wenger's hitlist. But now the Frenchman will not be coming either, it remains to be seen if the Gunners boss has the energy to carry on transfer hunting.

الفريق جاهز.. الضوء الأخضر وين؟

علمتنا التجارب السابقة أن وجود فريق وزاري ذا توجهات إصلاحية لا يكفي لإحداث فرق جوهري في السياسات، وقد أصدرت منصة تقدَّم بياناً تعبر فيه عن موقفها من التعديل الوزاري الأخير الذي جرى بتاريخ 22 آب من العام 2013. 

Will.I.Am?! Mourinho sneaks in to gazump Spurs & AVB

Tottenham looked certain to sign Willian from Anzhi this week, as the Brazilian flew to London for a medical in north London.

But Spurs appear to have been trumped at the last moment, when Chelsea and Jose Mourinho swooped in for the forward, capturing him from right under their rivals' noses.

"He’s an extra target [to Rooney]," Mourinho told reporters when asked about the deal. "We have to do a medical.

"I am happy with my squad but every one of us says we are happy. We always want something more and never close the door."

With Gareth Bale looking increasingly likely to join Real Madrid, Tottenham are once again forced to look for an alternative.

Friday, August 23, 2013

My interview with 24 Football in Ukrainian

Here is my interview with the Ukrainian sport website 24 football, go and click on the link below.

Big Sam & West Ham strapped for transfer cash

With just 10 days remaining before the transfer window closes, a number of Premier League clubs are still trying to make big money signings to add quality to their squads for the 2013-14 season.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is confident of making new signings and Goal understands Real Madrid pair Karim Benzema and Angel Di Maria are among his targets.

Manchester United, meanwhile, continue to pursue Leighton Baines and Marouane Fellaini, while Tottenham's attempt to sign Willian could be thwarted by Chelsea, who have made a late move for the Brazilian and will bid again for Wayne Rooney.

Spare a thought, then, for West Ham manager Sam Allardyce, who wants to make more transfer deadline purchases, but is simply out of funds.

"I've got no more money left," he told reporters on Thursday. "So the squad I've got is the squad I've got."

Champions League dream alive for Arsenal as Suarez deal dies

Arsenal took a giant stride towards the Champions League with a 3-0 victory over Fenerbahce in a qualifying round first leg in Istanbul.

But Luis Suarez will not be joining them at Europe's top table, after Arsene Wenger confirmed that a deal to sign the Liverpool striker was well and truly dead.

"[There is] absolutely no chance," Wenger told reporters in Turkey last night, with the Frenchman turning his attentions elsewhere.

Goal understands Arsenal are preparing bids for Real Madrid pair Karim Benzema and Angel Di Maria, with the Gunners willing to offer £35 million for the France international.

Meanwhile, former Liverpool and Real Madrid winger Steve McManaman told Goal Suarez is too good for Arsenal, but does deserve to play at the very highest level.

قميص شايط الفطابلة الان في ملبس

للمزيد من المعلومات 

Premier League ready for more fairytales in 2013-14

IT'S BACK!!! After a summer off, the Premier League returns with 10 fixtures over the weekend. 

Sir Alex ended his time at Old Trafford in fitting fashion, securing his 38th trophy as Manchester United manager, while past seasons have seen dramatic title races, narrow brushes with relegation and unlikely heroes. 

The footy is back and that means a fresh slate ready for a whole host of new fairytales in 2013-14!

Mourinho palms Barca off Luiz move

Barcelona's pursuit of a centre-back has hit the buffers after they were slapped down by the old enemy; Jose Mourinho.
The Chelsea manager has no interest in selling David Luiz to the Catalans, and, as exclusively revealed by Goalthe Blues have priced the Brazilian at £43 million in order to ward off interest.
Mourinho enjoyed many battles with Barca during his time in Spain with Real Madrid, and he will have taken great pleasure from telling them where to go once again.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Shayet El Fatableh شايط الفطابلة

Check out Shayet El Fatableh t-shirts and hoodies at Rainbow Street and City Mall in Mlabbas

Wenger finally dips into Arsenal's overflowing kitty

Arsene Wenger looks set to begin what most Arsenal fans hope is a last-minute spending spree.

Having only signed Yaya Sanogo this summer, the Gunners are closing in on their first notable transfer with a club record £17 million move for Bayern Munich midfielder Luis Gustavo expected to be completed in the next few days.

Their pursuit of Luis Suarez looks no closer to a conclusion, but Arsenal fans are hoping the Gustavo deal is a sign of things to come as Wenger continues to sit on a mountain of cash with deadline day looming.

Van Persie serves up Moyes' first slice of trophy pie

Robin van Persie was on target twice against Wigan in the Community Shield on Sunday serve up David Moyes' first trophy as Manchester United manager.

The Scot lead Preston North End to the old Second Division title in 2000, but it has been a long wait since then.

Having not lifted any silverware in the last 13 years, Manchester United fans will be hoping Sunday's triumph has given their new manager a taste for glory. 

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Superpig! Balotelli's new pet

Mario Balotelli has introduced the world to his new pet pig.

After being unable to determine whether the animal is either male or female, the AC Milan striker has opted to play it safe and name his pet 'Super'. 

Birthday bunny Zanetti just keeps going

Inter legend Javier Zanetti turned 40 on Saturday, and despite suffering an Achiles injury in April that will keep him out of action for more than six months, he shows no signs of stopping.

The former Argentina right-back signed a new one-year contract in June and looks set to rampage down the wing even when others falter. Happy Birthday, Javier! 

Sandwich man Suarez wants Liverpool exit

Along with Gareth Bale and Wayne Rooney, Luis Suarez has dominated the back pages all summer long as he attempts to force a move away from Liverpool.

The Reds have been firm in their stance that the Uruguay international is not for sale, with John W. Henry issuing a stern warning to Arsenal that they would not entertain the idea of selling to their Premier League rivals.

Suarez has made no secret of his desire to leave the Merseysiders but, with time running out, will he get his wish before the transfer window closes? 

Cheers! Manchester United players talk transfers

Rio Ferdinand has told of how he and his Manchester United team-mates sit around "like fellas in a pub" discussing transfer rumours over the summer.

The centre-back let us into the world of millionaire footballers and their opinions, revealing phrases such as "I don't think he'll be any good, he'll be a great big waste of money" - he's not talking about Wayne Rooney, is he?! 

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Ronaldo's singing sister steals the stage

Cristiano Ronaldo's sister has signed a record deal!

Katia Aveiro has teamed up with the production company behind the musical success of Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez to release her first album.

Aveiro has already taken YouTube by storm with her hit "Boom Sem Parar" and will now try to take centre stage, just look her brother! 

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Big-money move Pharoah-way for Draxler

Schalke starlet Julian Draxler has revealed that he had sleepless nights while on holiday in Egypt as he was mulling over massive moves to Manchester City and Real Madrid.

The 19-year-old eventually elected to stay with the Bundesliga outfit, but was clearly tempted by the opportunity to play for some of the world's richest clubs.

My Censorship Cartoon with its happy new owner

My Censorship Cartoon with its happy new owner. 

He told us he is a lawyer and wants this for his office! 

Pass by Mlabbas Upstairs art space at 28 Rainbow St. were there are two more original and signed Omar Momani prints, in addition to the work of other amazing artists.

أين تتجه من أجل بلديات أفضل؟

يعتقد كثيرون، ونحن منهم، أن الحل الجذري من أجل تحسين البلديات يبدأ من تعديل قانون البلديات الحالي وإتخاذ خطوات واضحة باتجاه بناء قدرات البلديات وتمكينها من التحول إلى "الحكم المحلي". - See more at:

Not the real Ronaldo?

Jose Mourinho may have ruffled Cristiano Ronaldo's feathers after suggesting that the Real Madrid forward inferior to Brazil's Ronaldo.

"I was manager for the first time in the 2000 year but, before that, I was assistant in big clubs and with big managers and coaching the best players in the world, so I was 30 and I was coaching Ronaldo, not this one [Cristiano], the real one, the Brazilian Ronaldo," the Chelsea boss told ESPN.

Ronaldo has since responded with: "I have gotten used to people saying bad things about me. As we say in Portugal: 'I do not spit on the plate I'm eating from.' That's all I want to say about it." 

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Ibrahimovic a 'born Manchester United player'

Manchester United are yet to make a significant signing this summer after missing out on Thiago Alcantara to Bayern Munich, while their pursuit of Cesc Fabregas has stalled.

But one former United star knows who he wants to see playing for the club.

Peter Schmeichel, who played with a number of club legends during his time at Old Trafford, wants Zlatan Ibrahimovic to leave Paris Saint-Germain behind and make the move to the Premier League.

"You've got to ask Zlatan why he hasn't played in England yet, but I'd love to see him at Manchester United," Schmeichel said.

"I don't know who he supports, but he's a born Manchester United player, he would be absolutely brilliant.

"I think our supporters would love him, if he ever made that move, he wouldn't move again. For Zlatan to play the way we love him to play, he has to be Zlatan

Summer Love: One Direction star signs for Doncaster Rovers

One Direction band member Louis Tomlinson has signed for his boyhood club Doncaster Rovers.

The 21-year-old has been given the No. 28 shirt and will make an appearance for the club this season with the aim of raising money for the Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice.

"This has always been a childhood dream for me," Tomlinson the club's official website.

"I feel very honoured to have been asked to sign for Rovers and being able to help both the club and the amazing charity Bluebell Wood is what it’s all about."

Friday, August 2, 2013

'Bale? 100 billion dollars!'

If anyone is capable of getting the highest fee possible for Gareth Bale, it'll be Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy.

Real Madrid have been relentless in their pursuit of the 24-year-old, but the Spanish club will need to part with at least £100 million in order to get their man this summer. 

Fred to the lions: Brazil striker hunts World Cup place

Brazil striker Fred has vowed to "kill a lion every day" in order to ensure he plays at the World Cup next summer.

Of course, the closer the World Cup gets, the more the anxiety rises," Fred told Goal.

"I’m very happy to have been part of this winning group at the Confeds, but I know I have to kill a lion every day and continue to prove that I deserve a spot in the Brazil team for the next 10 months.