Tuesday, September 30, 2014

PSG out to stop Messi and Neymar in Champions League clash

PSG coach Laurent Blanc has called on his side to be “aggressive” if they are to beat Barcelona when the two sides clash in the Champions League on Tuesday.

The French champions have started the season slowly and will also be without talisman Zlatan Ibrahimovic at the Parc des Princes.

Barcelona, who knocked PSG out of the competition in the quarter-finals two seasons ago,  thrashed Granada 6-0 last time out and will again look to Lionel Messi and Neymar for the goals in Paris.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 12:31

Julia Roberts Caricature

Elvis Presley Caricature

Frank Zappa caricature

Adel Ferdosipour cartoon tribute

According to Wikipedia Adel Ferdosipour is an Iranian journalisttranslatorfootball commentator and television show host and producer. He is the host and producer of the popular TV show:Navad.
Ferdosipour also has a sport web site called 90tv.ir which he foucs on the Iranian football and discuss the hot topics about it.
I've been asked from the web site to draw Ferdosipour who is famous in fighting corruption in the Irani football.
Here is the cartoon link from 90tv.ir web site:

Messi the ‘Wilt Chamberlain’ of football

After Lionel Messi surpassed 400 career goals on Saturday evening, Barcelona coach Luis Enrique has likened the Argentine to NBA legend Wilt Chamberlain.

"If Cristiano Ronaldo is like Michael Jordan, then Messi is like Wilt Chamberlain, who scored 100 points in one game," the Barca coach said at a press conference.

"I considered taking Messi off to rest him, but watching him in action is such a big joy that I preferred to have him on the pitch for 90 minutes.

"He is very generous with his assists and it really is a joy to watch him. He has been touched by the magic wand.

"Messi scoring 400 goals? Most of us didn't even score that many goals if we counted all those at school, on the streets, wherever..."

Monday, 29 September 2014 12:00

Messi, Suarez & Neymar keen on post-match pizza

Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar are all keen on tucking into a pizza after their games for Barcelona.

In a list leaked to the media, the Barcelona players’ post-game meals were revealed, including Gerard Pique’s preference for a Nutella sandwich and fruit.
Saturday, 27 September 2014 12:00

Suarez gearing up for Barca debut

Luis Suarez made his first appearance in a Barcelona shirt on Wednesday as he struck twice for the club’s B team in a 6-0 win over Indonesia's Under-19 side.

The Uruguay international, who is serving a four-month ban for biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup, can make his official debut on October 25 when Barca meet Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu in the season's first Clasico clash.

Meanwhile, Barcelona’s first team could have done with Suarez on Wednesday night as Luis Enrique’s men failed to register a shot on target in the goalless draw at Malaga.
While Barcelona goalkeeper Claudio Bravo is still clean without conceded any goal.

Thursday, 25 September 2014 12:00

Monday, September 29, 2014

Fiery Rooney reaches boiling point

Just as Louis van Gaal finally caught a break, with Manchester United picking up a 2-1 victory over West Ham, he was also dealt a blow as skipper Wayne Rooney picked up a red card.

The England international had opened the scoring at Old Trafford on Saturday, but hacked down Stewart Downing as the winger looked to lead a break away and was duly shown his marching orders.

It was Rooney's first red card in a United shirt since 2009, though his manager was keen to play down the maliciousness of the challenge and felt it was merely a "professional" foul.

Nevertheless, the Red Devils will be forced to make do without their new captain until November, with a three-match ban ruling him out of fixtures against Everton, West Brom and Chelsea.
Sunday, 28 September 2014 11:30

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Falcao & Di Maria storm Premier League shirt sales

Manchester United may have struggled on the pitch so far this season but when it comes to shirt sales the Red Devils have been leading the way in the Premier League.

New signing Radamel Falcao saw his new No. 9 shirt account for 33 per cent of all sales globally during the week following his deadline day arrival on loan from Monaco.

Meanwhile, fellow new boy Angel Di Maria boasted 24% of first-week sales, streets ahead of both Alexis Sanchez and Mario Balotelli with just 13%.
Friday, 26 September 2014 13:17

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Ferguson's Ryder Cup pep talk

Sir Alex Ferguson has been brought in to hold a motivational pep talk to the European team ahead of the Ryder Cup.

And the former Manchester United manager’s words appear to have had an impact on Rory McIlroy and the rest of the team.

“I was just sitting there and looking up at him, and I didn't take my eyes off him,” said the 25-year-old.

I was sort of in this trance just listening to everything that he was saying and I'm sort of thinking, this is all the stuff that he's probably said to Manchester United teams over the years.

“He told us a couple stories just of past experiences in some big games and big matches, and some of the players that he managed, and it was a great evening. It was a really cool thing to be a part of.
Wednesday, 24 September 2014 12:00

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Guardiola unconcerned by Bundesliga table

Pep Guardiola admits he is not worried by the fact that Bayern Munich are not already topping the Bundesliga table.

The German champions have secured eight points from their opening four games but are fourth in the league due to goal difference.

Bayern meet current league leaders Paderborn on Tuesday and could go top with a win.

"The table isn't important yet," said the former Barcelona coach. "We have to focus on our own results and performances, not others.

"Paderborn are very impressive, though, and we know why they're top of the table. They'll press us aggressively. They have nothing to lose."
Tuesday, 23 September 2014 12:00

Chelsea strike gives Lampard the blues

Former Chelsea star Frank Lampard came off the bench to net a late equaliser for Manchester City in Sunday's clash at the Etihad Stadium, ending the Blues' 100 per cent winning start to the season.

The veteran midfielder spent 13 years at Stamford Bridge and is the club's all-time leading scorer with 211 goals in all competitions, though was not offered a new deal when his contract expired over the summer.

Instead Lampard joined Manuel Pellegrini's side and was named in the squad to face Chelsea despite previous suggestions that his move to City included a clause that meant he did not have to play against a club so close to his heart.

He received a rousing round of applause from both sets of fans when he was brought on in the 78th minute, though the Chelsea support was silenced as their former idol bagged an equaliser for the 10-man hosts just seven minutes later.

It was a trademark strike from Lampard, who opted not to celebrate, and after full-time in the 1-1 draw he headed over to the away end to thank the Chelsea fans for their support - and perhaps even apologise!
Monday, 22 September 2014 13:28

Peas release me: Chicharito leaves the bench behind

There's a new kid on the block at Real Madrid and he goes by the name of Chicharito.

The summer signing from Manchester United bagged two goals from the bench in Madrid's 8-2 demolition of Deportivo and could well have forced his way into Carlo Ancelotti's next starting XI.

That could mean the end for Karim Benzema's run in the team who missed out on the goalscoring party on Saturday as Gareth Bale (two), Cristiano Ronaldo (three), James Rodriguez (one) all found the net instead.
Sunday, 21 September 2014 12:45

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Man Utd plot Ronaldo escape plan

Next summer's major transfer saga may already have begun in earnest, with reports emerging this week that Cristiano Ronaldo is keen on a return to Manchester United.

The Red Devils are thought to reciprocate those feelings and could plot a move for the Portuguese, who has become dismayed at the Bernabeu by the decision to sell Angel Di Maria and Xabi Alonso.

Louis van Gaal hinted that he would jump at the chance to sign Ronaldo, just as he did when Radamel Falcao become available, but suspects Madrid will do everything possible to retain the Ballon d'Or winner.

“It’s always a discussion in the papers. I don’t think the media shall buy Ronaldo,” said the Dutch boss on Friday.

“When it is possible, it is what I have always said with Falcao, players like Ronaldo give a lot extra to selection, to the team, but I don't think Real Madrid shall sell him.”
Saturday, 20 September 2014 11:00

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Benzema not affected by Madrid boos

Karim Benzema insists he is not affected by the jeers directed his way from Real Madrid fans.

The France international has been criticised for his early-season form but maintains that even the greatest players in Madrid's history have felt the wrath of the club's supporters.

"I am at a big club and there is always a lot expected of me. I am a Real Madrid striker and that means I have to score in every game. That’s the way it is," Benzema said.

"I was booed last season. Iker Casillas has been booed. All of the great players who have played for Madrid have been booed: Ronaldo, [Zinedine] Zidane...

"For me it’s not a problem. I will continue to work hard to change the situation."
Friday, 19 September 2014 15:00

Friday, September 19, 2014

Tired Costa run into the ground

Diego Costa may have made an electric start to his Chelsea career, leading the Premier League scoring charts already, but the Blues may struggle to rely on the Spain international for the whole season.

The Brazilian-born forward endured an injury-plagued end to last term with Atletico Madrid, which led to a miserable World Cup, and has been struggling with various problems in recent weeks, notably withdrawn from the Roja squad for their Euro 2016 qualifier.

Costa was then omitted from the starting XI to face Schalke on Wednesday night, with Jose Mourinho revealing that his star forward is unable to play so many games so close together as Chelsea prepare to wrap the 25-year-old in cotton wool.

"Diego Costa is not in a condition to play three matches in a week," said the Portuguese after the side's 1-1 draw with the Bundesliga strugglers.

"He has problems at this moment. When he plays one game he needs a week to recover to be in condition to play in the next game. We play now in midweek – he can’t do it."
On the other hand Real Madrid's Benzema and Liverpool's Balotelli finally scored their first goals this season in the Champions League opening.

Thursday, 18 September 2014 11:00

Cartoon characters have aged from the date they were created

I was wondering what If cartoon characters would get old like normal people and how would do they look like?
I made a journey to check out what happened to these characters now and the results were interesting. Let’s check out what I found.

Let's go first to France, here are Asterix and Obilex.
The two been created by René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo in 1959. Assuming in 1959 they were 40 years old back then, they have to be now in their 90s. 
Let's go now to Belgium and find one of the most famous adventurers, Tintin. Tintin been created by Herge in 1929 and let's say he was 20 years old back then, now he is 105 years old man.
Yes that's him.
Now in America, first let's meet Charlie Brown. Charlie been created by Charles M. Schulz in 1947. So I bet now he is in his early seventies a happy old man.

Checking out Dennis the Menace how is he now. Here you go

He is from the same generation of Charlie. Dennis been created by Hank Ketcham in 1951.

I heard that Archie Andrews been dead recently. But not for the 1950's version of him, he is still alive and smug. I think he is in his 70s too.

Here is Shaggy from Scooby Doo.

Jon Arbuckle who is Garfield's owner. He is in his early 60s.
But there are no pets around.

Dilbert is also in the early 60s. Let's go and find He-Man.
He-Man now is 58 something and a overweight.

Beavis and Butt-head are also here. I think they are 38 years old something.

The 7up mascot Fido Dido is in his 40s, but still fresh and cool.

I hope you have enjoyed seeing this and if you want to see more characters and how would they look like now, you can just contact me to draw another part of characters.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Arsenal ripped apart in Dortmund

Jurgen Klopp finally recorded a victory over Arsene Wenger on home soil as he watched his side dismantle Arsenal 2-0 in their Champions League group stage encounter on Tuesday night.

The scoreline rather flattered the Gunners - BVB skipper Sebastian Kehl claimed afterwards that they could have scored four goals - with the Bundesliga outfit racking up an astonishing 23 shots on goal, the most any side managed as Europe's premier club competition returned.

Arsenal were on the backfoot from the first whistle to the last, with calamitous defending gifting a largely wasteful Dortmund plenty of opportunities.

The pace and directness of Ciro Immobile and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang caused the north Londoners serious problems, while Danny Welbeck's wayward finishing, Mesut Ozil's disappearing act and Lukas Podolski's lost shin pads all contributed to an awful night for Arsene Wenger.
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 11:35

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The Champions League returns

Just four months after Cristiano Ronaldo & co. were holding aloft the giant trophy in Benfica's Stadium of Light, the Champions League is back as the group stages kick-off on Tuesday night.

Holders Real Madrid are in action against Basel and will be eager to kick-start their season, having so far struggled domestically, while Italian champions Juventus will be looking for a longer-lasting European adventure this time around - and have been handed an easier draw, beginning against Malmo.

The Premier League is well represented too, with Arsenal travelling to Dortmund looking to repeat the victory they recorded last term, while Liverpool's absence from Europe's premier club competition is finally over as they begin against Ludogorets.

As ever, you can follow all the action as it unfolds LIVE with Goal.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 11:30

Di Maria finally heralds new Van Gaal era

Angel Di Maria's exemplary display for Manchester United on Sunday finally got Louis van Gaal's reign at Old Trafford underway as a goal and an assist saw the Red Devils cruise past QPR 4-0.
Monday, September 15, 2014 11:55

Monday, September 15, 2014

Chelsea's runaway train led by rampant Costa

The Premier League season may only be four games old but already Chelsea are threatening to run away with the title.

Jose Mourinho’s men have a 100% record so far this season and cruised to a 4-2 victory over Swansea on Saturday.

New signing Diego Costa was once again impressive for the Blues, hitting a hat-trick to sink Garry Monk’s previously unbeaten side.
Sunday, 14 September 2014 11:53

Ancelotti: Football isn't a game for girls!

Carlo Ancelotti caused quite a stir in the build-up to the Madrid derby, claiming Atletico Madrid should be applauded for their physical approach because "football's not for girls"...
Saturday, 13 September 2014 11:04

Falcao dreams of long Manchester United stay

Radamel Falcao may only be on loan at Manchester United for one season, but the Colombia striker says he hopes to stay at Old Trafford for many years to come.

But just how long has he got in mind?!
Friday, 12 September 2014 12:00

Welbeck leads England's resurgence

After facing a barrage of criticism for their display against Norway last Wednesday, England were given little room for error in their opening Euro 2016 qualifier against Switzerland.

But Roy Hodgson’s side rose to the task with an assured display and sealed a 2-0 victory at St Jakob-Park following Danny Welbeck’s second-half double.
Tuesday, 9 September 2014 12:00

Friday, September 12, 2014

Suarez counting down the days to Clasico debut

Luis Suarez learned on Wednesday that he will make his competitive Barcelona debut against Real Madrid on October 25.

The first Clasico of the season will take place at Santiago Bernabeu and is set to be a thrilling occasion with Suarez joining team-mates Lionel Messi and Neymar against the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale.
Thursday, 11 September 2014 12:48

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Czech mate! Hiddink’s Holland suffer late defeat

Guus Hiddink’s return as coach of Netherlands got off to the worst possible start as they slipped to a 2-1 defeat to Czech Republic.

The World Cup bronze medallists had looked set for a point after Stefan de Vrij equalised Borek Dockal’s opener, before disaster struck in stoppage time.

A dreadful error by Daryl Janmaat saw the Newcastle defender attempt to head back to goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen, with the ball instead hitting the post and leaving Vaclav Pilar the simple task of tapping home for a late winner.
Wednesday, 10 September 2014 13:23

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Hodgson can’t stop swearing

England manager Roy Hodgson sought to play down reports after he responded angrily to a question from a journalist after his side’s 1-0 win over Norway.

The Three Lions boss was furious after it was claimed his side only had two shots on targets in the match, responding, “that is absolute f***ing b*****ks, I'm sorry”.

However, Hodgson has played down his outburst and cannot understand why there has been so much reaction to his words.

“I swear all the time. I swear in front of my wife – I never used to when I was a kid but I do now, so there you go,” he said. “It’s 2014. People swear – and I swear.”
Monday, 8 September 2014 11:46