Posts Tagged ‘football

15
Dec
08

Football news : Milner is the future of England.

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The England manager Fabio Capello has suggested that James Milner is the the future of English Football.

Capello believes Milner is the next player to breakout into the national side from the current young crop at Aston Villa.

The Aston Villa midfielder currently holds the record for England under 21-caps.

While the likes of Ashley Young and Abonglahor that have impressed in senior team, Milner could be the next one given a run next time England play.

14
Dec
08

Jose interviews Liverpool’s manager Rafa Benitez

Wayne Rooney is always the best!

13
Dec
08

Ince under more pressure as Blackburn lose again.

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Wigan have dashed any hopes of a Blackburn revival with a 3- 0 trouncing.

We can surely start counting down the days till Ince is sacked.

This once again shows how underappreciated the role of a good football manager is.

Clubs feel they can simply bring in a former great player to run the club and that will work.

Unfortunately, this formula has proved to be inefficient, time and time again.

Amongst the worst performing managers this season have been players who have recently finished their football careers and where great players.

These include Roy Keane, Paul Ince and Zola.

Roy Keane has already walked away from the Sunderland post.

More than likely Ince and Zola will not have a job come end of the season.

Just like in football you have to do the hard yards.

This usually includes starting out at a lower division team, building up confidence and gradually progressing to the highest level.

The same applies in order to be a successful manager.

Sir Alex Ferguson did not start at Manchester United; he started at a less glamorous team developing his craft.

Ex-players cannot simply be thrust into a managerial post in the premiership without being tested in lower leagues for an adequate amount of time.

It is fair to say that the majority of people underappreciate how difficult it is to manage a football side.

This season has definitely proven what a lack of experience can cause.

To put things in perspective, I’ll break it down in business terms.

Since the premier league is the highest division in English football, we will make our comparisons with the biggest businesses.

If you owned Virgin or British Airways would you hire your highest ranking manager if they had insufficient experience in such a role, or would you hire someone that has been tried and tested in the industry over a period of time?

I’m sure most people will go for the tested experience.

In conclusion, can we please stop hiring these ex-players that have not proved themselves as good managers.

They’ve proved themselves to be good players, but not good managers.

 

By TC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12
Dec
08

Football news

 

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Wenger certain if they have no more slip-ups, they are still very much in the title race.

Van der Sar signs new one year deal with Man U.

Kinnear still feels Michael Owen will be leaving In January.

Berbatov looks set to miss Tottenham clash.

12
Dec
08

Rafa Benitez and Fernando Torres meet Darren Farley

 

Talent!

11
Dec
08

Steven Gerrard – Target Practice – adidas Predator Viral Ad

 

What!

11
Dec
08

Football news (Keane staying at Liverpool)

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Robbie Keane has brushed of suggesstions he will be sold in January after failing to impress.

Lucas Neill has demanded a pay rise inorder to stay at West Ham.

Zaki will not be leaving in January according to Bruce.

Aalborg’s  Kasper Risgard has accused Rooney over tackle.

10
Dec
08

Is a striker only as good as his manager?

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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

 

 

 

 

10
Dec
08

Idoitforfootball news

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One of the the men suspected of racist chants and homophobic gestures towards Sol Campbell has been arrested.

Criticism is already coming the way of Ramos from the Spanish media, who are questioning his credentials after his disastarous stint at Tottenham.

Winterburn (Blackburn Coach) claims players have not lost confidence in the manager.

09
Dec
08

Transfer Gossip

David Villa’s management is reportedley in talks with Manchester City to make a 60 million pounds transfer.

Lazio are interested in a loan move for Man City’s Elano.

Chelsea are looking to sign up SC Braga’s Orlando Sa in January.




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