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Posted in Transfers with tags , , , , , , , , on August 1, 2011 by burningball

Its 1st of August now and there are only 30 days until the end of the transfer window.Some clubs have finished their transfer jobs, others still try to lure players with money and promises for trophies…

The Bad Boy look like he is trying to find way out

Mario Balotelli has always been controversial player and everyone knows it.In Mourinho’s first season at Inter Super Mario was accused of not training properly in trainings and was left out of the match squads in January 2009.The next year, when Inter won a treble, Mario’s bad behaviour reached its peek as he publicly said that Mourinho wasn’t responsible for the good results, the players were.That result in portuguese coach leaving Balotelli out of the team.And to top that he weared a shirt of rivals Milan in the Striscia la Notizia TV show and said that he was a fan of them.After all this he was transferred to Man City where he continued with all his actions as he had a traffic accidents, also has hunderds of trafic bills to pay and still doesn’t take football seriously.A few days ago against LA Galaxy when he was in clear scoring position he tried to score with a backheel shot but failed.That result in Mancini substituting him subsequently and resulting in a new scandal between them.Now there are rumours he may move to Milan as he said in interview that he can talk about this deal…but this won’t happen unless one of the Milan strikers move out and most close to that is Antonio Cassano.Milan manager Allegri said that he is 4th choice and Antonio may not be happy with this, resulting in his transfer and the signing of Super Mario…And don’t forget that Mario’s Agent is Mino Raiola who brought his clients Ibrahimvoci and van Bommel to Milan and helped in the deals of Robinho and Emanuelson.We’ll see what wil happen.

Sneijder's future is still not declared

The world class playmaker is looking like he waits a transfer in Manchester United…There are rumours for this deal from months but the problem may be the prise of the dutchman as the devils paid a lot of money for the transfers of David de Gea, Phil Jones and Ashley Young.Sneijder himself declared that a summer move can happen and that there is a chance to play in United next season.But sir Alex Ferguson made it clear that the summer transfers have finished and there will be no more…Contrast to this is the statement of Man Utd CEO David Gill “But you never know – there’s often movement in August. I’m not sitting here saying I’m working on anything because I’m not, but that situation could change quickly when we get back to Carrington”.There is still plenty of time and personally I think that United will complete this deal until the 31th of August as they did with Berbatov in 2008 hours before the end of the transfer window.

Real is on the chase for Neymar but the youngster looks like he doesn't care

Neymar is the star of Santos nowadays and there are many reasons he MUSTN’T go to Real.It may sound stupid but i think he is similar to Robinho/he is an ex-Santos player too and their playing style are similar/ and a transfer to Real Madrid at this age will be very bad choice.But my opinion is not important and Neymar doesn’t look so enthuasiastic about his transfer to Santiago Bernabeu…He declared to the press after winning Copa Libertadores that he wants to win World Clup Cup. where he will face Barcelona and Messi eventually.But Real Madrid still hasn’t give up on this transfer as they are ready to meet his release clause but Santos president Luis Alvaro de Oliveira Ribeiro denies every posiibility of Neymar’s transfer before the Club World Cup.But everyone knows that when Florentino perez wants a player, there isn’t anything to stop him…


What’s the future for Fabregas?

Posted in Transfers with tags , , , , , , on July 29, 2011 by burningball

These days  Every summer Arsenal fans are tortured by one transfer rumour – whether or not Fabregas will complete his transfer to Barcelona, the club of his heart…And usually everyone gets sick of this stories of the “100% sure transfer of Fabregas to Catalonia”, “Arsenal and Barcelona have reached an agreement for Cesc” and “Wenger has let Fabregas negotiate with Los Cules”.

Cesc celebrates his goal for Barcelona...wait, this is Photoshop 😀

Every year the Arsenal player with #4 on his back leaves and returns to Arsenal a few times in the summer transfer window.But why does he want to leave?Let’s see and think about it….

  • He spent 6 years at Barceloan’s youth formations and it’s not secret that he’s a fan of Barca from a child.As he trained at La Masia he made friendships with now star players Gerard Pique and Leo Messi and if he transfers to Barca he will be able to play with them.
  • He started his carrer as a defensive midfielder because of his idol Josep Guardiola…See?The manager of Barcelona!Altough with the likes of Busquets, Keita, Mascherano, Iniesta and Xavi Barcelona doesn’t need another central midfielder, Guardiola still hasn’t denied the possibility of signing Cesc this summer and this is one thing I don’t understand – they paid a lot of money for Sanchez while they sell Bojan to Roma, they have perfect midfield and they still want to get Cesc ppfff.This is because Guardiola still can’t make the right transfer desicions and will keep make mistakes like Ibrahimovic, Chygrinskyi and Caceres.
  • Altough this summer Arsenal is doing very good on the transfer market with the signings of Juan Manuel Mata/not official but almost complete deal/ and Gervinho, along with the potential world class players like Ramsey and Wilshire they don’t have chance for trophies…This may sound a little drastic but Wenger can’t win the Premier League and his team is far away from chasing the Champions League trophy.They have a serious trouble in defense with the unreliable goalkeepers Almunia and Fabianski.The defense is a weak part also as Vermaelen stays too much time injured and there’s no substitute for him.Midfield is good but again in attack van Persie isn’t the striker who can lead the Gunners to glory, neither is Chamakh.And with the likes of City, United and Chelsea Arsenal doesn’t stand a chance.
I wonder what’s gonna happen in the next month – will Fabregas break the chains of captivity and sign with the Catalan team or he will stay for another trophieless season in London?

But there is always a third choice *evil laugh*

There are many rumors in the italian press saying that the next week is very important for the Fabregas ==> Barcelona negotiations and if they fell apart Milan’s vice president Adriano Galliani will try to tempt Arsenal with a bid for Cesc…Actually, I don’t think it will hapen but mr.Berlusconi promised a star will coast in Milan this summer and I wouldn’t be disappointed if it’s Fabregas 🙂

Milan – Bayern

Posted in Games with tags , , , , , , on July 27, 2011 by burningball

Last night I watched the game between Milan and Bayern Munich for the Audi Cup and as a Milan fan I was disappointed.Even though it is just a friendly cup the whole team played bad with a few exceptions.

Abbiati saved the team from misery

In defense Abbiati had a great game and altough his bad penalty saving the team wouldn’t even go to penalties if someone else was at the post.Fact is that Bayern is more advanced in their pre-season friendlies as this was their 5th friendly match and Milan’s 2nd.Robinho, Pato and Thiago Silva also arrived late and didn’t train with the team because of Copa America…But the defence and midfield were playing like youngsters.I mean Taiwo had trouble against Robben but the others were actually worse.Neither Nesta or Bonera played well, but at least Daniele made the assist to Ibra who scored a good goal and I hope he WILL start to score in important games against big clubs.

Bad game Kevin, bad game

But actually the midfield ruined the game by letting Bayern take control on the game and do what they want.Emanuelson tried to run but beither he, Gattuso or Boateng made an impact.Kevin loosed every ball he get which can’t not worry me.I wasn’t expecting much from van Bommel against his former team but in my opinion he could have scored that penalty instead of Paloschi if he was choosen by Allegri.In attack Cassano showed that he must play behind the 2 strikers because he can’t play in duo with Ibra.

Penalties...OMG, since 2005 I have a fear of penalties

I can’t tell anything on the penalties because the team has a tendency of losing at them, I remember last year’s matches in the TIM Cup, but actually if Abbiati has performances like last night’s in the future and Mr.X blends into the team I don’t think that we’ll need to rely on penalty shootouts.Allegri made a bad decision after all by letting Paloschi to shoot and he may feel guilty but I think of Alberto as Inzaghi’s sucessor so I think he has the right mentality to cope with this and he will start to score soon/why not against Inter for the Super Cup 🙂 /

The game was bad for the team but the one 2 years ago in the 2009 Audi cup wasn’t amazing either.It’s only the second friendly and even if the team loses today against Internacional I wouldn’t care at all.But to compete with the other giants in the european football we need a playmaker and there are many transfer rumours – Pastore, Hamsik, Ganso and even Fabregas but the truth will be seen on 31st of August.Until then the team has no chance in the Champions League…