Posts Tagged ‘drogba

14
Dec
08

Transfer Gossip (Gary Neville to Everton?)

Gary Neville could possibly make a shock move to Everton when his contract at Manchester United expires.

Manchester City look to close in  on signing Portsmouth’s Diarra.

Pennant will see out his Liverpool contract after rejecting moves to Newcastle, Stoke and Blackburn.

Inter Milan are ready to make a Drogba bid in January.

Everton could look to sign Owen from Newcastle in January.

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10
Dec
08

Is a striker only as good as his manager?

anelka

 

I believe so.

Every other position, regardless of the style of football does not get affected as much as a striker.

All the play building up to the forwards is a reflection of how the manager wants his team to play.

Therefore, it is very easy to flourish under one manager and look very average with another.

Look at how Anelka is dominating now.

Finally he has found a manager that plays a style of football that suits him.

Basically, playing most of the football on the ground.

However on the other side Drogba is really struggling for form.

Yes, I know he scored yesterday. But I mean in the general scope of things.

Put it this way: Drogba is the type of forward who holds up the ball well and has fantastic aerial presence.

This is how Murinho liked his football played, and Drogba benefited from this.

His game suited his managers style of football, hence is success during the Murinho reign.

Murinho’s style on the other had made Shevchenko look like had never played football.

Furthermore, I do not believe that Anelka would be playing this well if he was coached by Murinho.

Another example is Cisse.

Cisse arrived at Liverpool with a very big reputation, and was on his way to Liverpool before the appointment of Rafa Benitez.

Cisse did not fit Rafa’s style and was subsequently made to look very average and placed down the pecking order.

Cisse though has done well under the Roy Keane management.

Instead Liverpool went the aerial root with Peter Crouch, who we know is no longer there.

In a nutshell, while some strikers are just rubbish.

It must be appointed out that one must not rush to judge the value of a striker until assessing the mangers style of football.

The style may not suit the striker.

This usually happens mostly when managers inherit strikers from past managers.

 

By TC

 

 

 

 

03
Dec
08

Look at what Drogba and Ronaldo’s diving has influenced

 

Come on…

02
Dec
08

JOSE ON MEETING WITH DROGBA

27
Nov
08

Transfer Gossip

Didier Drogba is on his way to Inter, after reportedly having talks with The Italian giants for  a January switch.

Arsenal and Tottenham are bracing themselves for a £5m tug of war to land Wolves’ 21-year-old Welsh international goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey. (Daily Star)

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has put Sevilla’s 21-year-old Argentine centre-back Federico Fazio on his January transfer wish-list. (Daily Mirror)

 

Manchester City and Real Madrid are locked in a battle for the signature of £16m-rated Real Zaragoza striker Ricardo Oliveira. (The Sun)

 




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