Showing posts with label soccer. Show all posts
Showing posts with label soccer. Show all posts

Monday, 24 October 2016

Who is the favourite football player of Hector Bellerin

Hector Bellerin in an interview with Spencer revealed that his favourite all time player is Ronaldinho.

When asked which current Arsenal player he would choose to pair up with, he chose Santi Cazorla.

When asked which competition he would like to win of all, Bellerin chose the Premier League.

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Saturday, 20 February 2016

LaPercy Review : Arsenal vs Hull City (FA CUP Fifth Round Match)

The FA Cup Fifth Round match between Arsenal and Hull City at Emirates ended in a entertaining 0-0 stalemate as Hull City proceeded and took a big step towards the final at Wembley on 21st may and also towards another giant killing with the previous being Leicester City. LaPercy's Man Of The Match was Hull City's Eldin Jakupovic who produced some fine saves and thwarted Arsenal by an inspired performance to force a FA Cup Fifth Round Replay.

Arsenal went into this match with Iwobi, resting the starting 11 regulars Sanchez and Giroud but brought them in 2nd half,among some players that were being rested for the tough Round Of 16 1st leg match against Barcelona at the Emirates on 24th. But this was a problem for the Gunners as they could not win this match as the strikers could not score past Jakupovic on a fine Saturday afternoon. Arsenal's last match messiah Welbeck was in a fine form as he put on a good display. The game was filled with missed chances. In 28th minute, a good save from Jakupovic denied Walcott, who drilled a low shot from a similar position to Welbeck earlier in the half. This time Jakupovic reacted smartly to save with his right foot. In the 47th minute Walcott could have given Arsenal the lead thanks to a good move ended with a crisp cutback by Gibbs towards Walcott. Walcott then sidefooted low towards goal from 12 yards, and Jakupovic got down to his right to push it away. In the 63rd minute Jakupovic made his fifth excellent save, flying to his left to repel a deflected Welbeck shot. He had dived past the ball when it changed direction off Curtis Davies but was able to reach back with his right hand to get the ball to safety.There was a great missed chance on the 70th minute as Giroud moved cleverly away from Davies, 

not once but twice before drilling a low shot from 20 yards that was comfortably held by the sprawling Jakupovic. Another Arsenal forward Campbell was also in good form as in 54th minute Campbell hit the post which was the result of an excellent free kick which curled low towards the far corner from right of centre. Jakupovic, whose weight was going the wrong way, managed to change direction, plunge to his right and fingertip the ball onto the post. That was a magnificent save. Sanchez was also on a target but the freekick was too close to Jakupovic who made a dramatic save to his right but that was relatively straightforward. Arsenal fans should understand that Welbeck’s not a messiah, he comes good once or twice a season. I mean, who can forget the time he decided he was Leo Messi one on one v Neuer.
              A stubborn defending from the Tigers kept it goalless at the break but Arsenal were playing like Arsenal. Lots of possession, lots of chances and against a side that isn't good. Still 0-0. But Steve Bruce's Tigers not only ended a 14-game winning run in the FA Cup for the Gunners, they also prevented a repeat of their defeats by the Londoners in the 2014 final and last season's third round. At the end Jakupovic runs over to give his daughter a kiss. That was sweet. He’ll probably get a two-match ban for going into the crowd. He has made some ridiculous saves in the past but this is surely one of the most memorable games of his career.
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Saturday, 6 February 2016

Ronaldhino : Neymar should follow his heart when it comes to transfer

Former Barcelona star Ronaldinho has encouraged his compatriot and current Blaugrana favourite Neymar to “follow his heart” when it comes to a possible move to Real Madrid.

Ronaldinho became the best player on the planet during his stint with the Catalan giants and is still revered at the Camp Nou. However, it’ll be interesting to see how these latest comments go down among the Barcelona supporters, as he told Cadena Ser (h/t John Downes of the MailOnline) that Neymar should do whatever makes him happy in respect of a move to archrivals Real:

Neymar to Madrid? I want him to be happy, he's a friend.

I would love him to continue at [Barcelona] and keep making history, but I'm not going to advise him to stay or go, he should just follow his heart.

In happiness there is advice, because what is good for one is not always good for another.

As noted by Downes, according to Spanish daily ABC, Los Blancos are said to be the side who made a massive offer to sign Neymar from Barcelona, something the player’s father brought up in court earlier this week. However, Neymar's father said in an interview with Spanish radio station COPE that it was Manchester United who made an offer, as reported by Sky Sports.

Neymar will be hoping to eventually be remembered in the same kind of stature as Ronaldinho, who was a sensational forward at full tilt. As we can see here, the 24-year-old plays the game with a freedom and an enjoyment that compares to his compatriot:

Although Ronaldinho declined to encourage Neymar to not move to Real, it’d be a huge surprise if such a deal was to ever go ahead.

After all, the current Barcelona No. 11 is well on his way to becoming the finest player on the planet in what is a remarkable team. While Real Madrid are always challenging for the top honours in the game, the Blaugrana, spearheaded by the talents of Neymar, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez, look unstoppable in their pursuit of more silverware.

Indeed, from a footballing point of view, Spanish football expert Rafael Hernandez doesn’t think the Brazilian could ask for much more:

Neymar as a player has everything that he could ask for at Barça, Real Madrid would be a step down, literally add nothing to what he has.

— Rafael Hernández (@RafaelH117) January 20, 2016
Not only is he winning trophies regularly with Barcelona, having lifted five in 2015, Neymar is continuing to improve as a footballer. His haul of 16 goals and nine assists in La Liga this season is impressive, but arguably even more encouraging is his willingness to drive this side forward and shoulder responsibility.

He’s still young as well, turning 24 on Friday, and as we can see here courtesy of uMAXit Football, Neymar compares pretty well to Messi when the pair were at the same age:

Interesting comparison of Neymar and Messi at 24.

— uMAXit Football (@uMAXitFootball) February 5, 2016
The reason why players like Neymar and Ronaldinho are almost universally acclaimed is because they play football with an expression that is scarce in the modern game. It’s exhibitionism that, should the former make a money-spinning move to Madrid, could easily be lost among the pressures of such a significant transfer.

For Neymar, if he wants to continue loving his football, scoring goals and winning trophies, there’s no better place to play than at the Camp Nou. Surely, as this transfer furore continues to rumble on, that is what his heart will be telling him, too.

Source Bleacher Report
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Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Petr Cech reveals he would prefer playing WITHOUT his helmet

The 33-year-old admits he struggled to adapt after he started wearing the protective head guard and claims he has still suffered concussions

Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech admits he would prefer to play without his helmet but has revealed he would not be insured if he took it off during games.

The 33-year-old fractured his skull during Chelsea’s clash with Reading in October 2006 and has worn his rugby-style head guard since his return from injury three months later.

"I would be more confident if I had it off," Cech told Tyden. 

"Whether you like it or not, the helmet affects your surroundings. 

"You have your ears covered and it makes hearing worse. But the doctor has forbidden me to take it off. I wouldn't get insurance!" 
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