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

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Top Hairstyles of Mesut Ozil in 2017

Here is the collection of the best hairstyles of Mesut Ozil in 2017

The name of the hairstyle of Mesut Ozil is undercut with blond highlights.
















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Monday, 23 October 2017

LaPercy Review: Everton vs Arsenal


The matchday 9 ended with a big morale boosting 5-2 victory for Arsenal at Everton's home, Goodison Park. Among the goalscorers were Wayne Rooney, Nacho Monreal, Mesut Ozil, Alex Lacazzette, Aaron Ramsey and Alexis Sanchez. This was a big win for the Gunners as they escaped with a difficult 1-0 win thanks to an amazing strike by Olivier Giroud in their last game in Austria as part of their Europa League campaign which is about to get a lot tougher in the Round of 32 than it's previous editions because of inclusion of Dortmund,Atletico and many other heavyweights because of their lacklustre showing in the Champions League group stage.
                The scoring started as Wayne Rooney put Everton in front in the 12th minute. Arsenal until then were completely in charge, but it was Everton who took the lead. Gueye dispossessed Xhaka high up the pitch with an excellent tackle that sent the ball into Rooney's path. Rooney took a touch and then bent one perfectly into the top corner. Wayne Rooney did the same 15 years in 2002 with Everton and he did his job again. Arsenal started like a lit rocket but since the goal they fizzled out. The home side were well on top and looked the more likely to grab the second goal. Jordan Pickford was brilliant when called upon so far. A trio of excellent early saves had kept Everton in this but Pickford could not save Monreal who hadn't scored since 2013 before this season from making the score even before the half time in the 40th minute as Arsenal's constant application of pressure bore fruit on the Everton defence as Monreal hammered home on the rebound after Xhaka's strike was saved. The Toffees were unable to stem the tide of attacks from the visitors and space opened up for Xhaka to strike. Pickford sent his effort away, but Monreal was the first to react and he hammered a low strike into the bottom corner, beating the reactions of the Everton keeper. It was all square at the break at Goodison Park. Wayne Rooney's strike from distance had put Everton ahead, but Nacho Monreal's effort five minutes before half-time brought Arsenal level. The Gunners have been the better side, but their frailties at the back were exposed by Idrissa Gueye and Rooney to take the lead. Arsene Wenger will be hopeful that his side can reaffirm their control of the match in the second half and avoid the critical mistakes but the man who was declared the criminal was Granit Xhaka. He wasn’t a popular man after last weekend’s defeat to Watford and things haven’t exactly got any better for Granit Xhaka. The Swiss midfielder failed to track Tom Cleverley for the goal that won the Hornets that game at Vicarage Road and he was at it again against Everton at Goodison Park

  But Arsenal did not choke this time as Ozil showed the world once again what he can do if he's 100% fit. Ozil put Arsenal ahead as he scored in the minute as Everton collapsed because of a quick counter down the left, which was finished by the German as he headed past Pickford from close range. Sanchez broke down the left and put in a pinpoint cross into the box for Ozil to attack. The midfielder drifted between Keane and Jagielka and simply guided the ball past Pickford, who had no chance of saving that shot. In the 74th minute, Arsenal scored their third because of a well deserved assist by Ozil as a clinical counter from the visitors on this occasion as Sanchez released Ozil down the right flank. He pulled the ball back to Lacazette unmarked in the box and the Frenchman finished in style striking the ball into the top corner. The game changed in favor of the Gunners in the 78th minute because of introduction of Jack Wilshere, who came on for Lacazette to make his first Arsenal appearance in the Premier League for 14 months. Ramsey who was equally important part in Arsenal's win alongside made it 4 in the 90th minute as he was awarded for ooking for a goal all game, and finally Ramsey was on the scoresheet. Wilshere did brilliantly to create the chance with a pin-point through ball, before Ramsey took a touch and passed the ball home at Pickford's near post. It was all over for Everton but Niasse saved some humiliation by scoring in the 93rd minute which was because of horrendous defending by Arsenal.  Monreal played his backpass short to Cech and Niasse closed down the keeper. The ball bounced favourably for the forward and he slotted it into an empty net. But Arsenal scored again in the 95th minute, courtesy of Alexis Sanchez's goal as Ramsey flicked the ball beautifully into Sanchez's pass, and the striker sidestepped his way past a few limp challenges before firing a brilliant low shot into the far corner.

Author's Comment: It was a great win for Arsenal as Arsene Wenger chose not to play his best eleven all season until his birthday. The man of the match was definitely Ozil as he entered Premier League's history books by becoming the 1st player to create 8 goal scoring chances in a single game which prompted Arsene Wenger to say that it was difficult for him to believe that Ozil talked about Arsenal's exit. It was a great day for the Gooners as Arsenal played how every football team's fan think they would play but Arsenal have to become more focussed as they need to keep this winning run going on for quite some time to have a chance at the title or a top 4 finish and Wenger has to find a solution for Xhaka as the time will come again when they have to pay dearly for Xhaka's error. 
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Sunday, 15 October 2017

LaPercy Review: Watford vs Arsenal


The matchday 8 between Watford and Arsenal at Vicarage road ended in a shock 2-1 win for the home side as Tom Cleverley and Troy Deeney cancelled Per mertesacker's header as they once again shocked their opponents just like their previous  two matches which they saved in the dying moments. This was not the only shocking result and Chelsea were shocked by Crystal Palace, Juventus by Lazio and Borussia Dortmund by RB Leipzig all having the 2-1 result. 
            Arsenal were genuine title contenders before the season started and after a difficult start to the season they are back in the title race albeit barely as they trail Chelsea by 8 points with 16 games to go. Not the ideal situation for the gunners who also resume their Europa League campaign in couple of days time. As the games come thick and fast at this time of the year Arsenal need to dispose off teams like Watford if they were to retain their place in premier league top 4. Couple of good wins can get them back in the top half of the season and well clear of relegation zone which is the priority for the club. 
                The first goal for Arsenal came in the 40th minute. It all started via a great cross from Xhaka, bent in from the right with his left foot. Per met it with the meat of his forehead as he leapt like the proverbial oncorhynchus in the six yard box to meet it at the apex of his running jump and thunder it past Gomes. For the rest of the half Arsenal were not the passing team they used to be, a parody of a passing team at times. This season they have certainly moderated their style, varying it to include some longer passes and width from the wing-backs. It's a work in progress and in this XI they lacked a couple of genuinely outstanding players but it's been efficient, productive so far in the 1st half. Arsenal should have scored the second in the 70th minute as it was a superb break from Arsenal as Kolasinac plays it down the line to Iwobi, who charges infield and plays an angled pass to put Ozil clear on goal. He looked offside, wasn’t flagged and hit a low shot that was well saved down to his left by Gomes. It should have been 2-0. Wenger was livid and rightly so at the award of that penalty in the 72nd minute and was no different to the Welbeck/Holebas incident at the other end. Richarlison ran at Bellerin on the left side of the box and when the two bumped shoulders Richarlison went flying. That was a dive. Troy Deeney scored the leveller for Watford as he placed the penalty firmly to Cech's right having sent the keeper the wrong way who believes that the Spaniard’s long hair might have been the problem. Watford continued their amazing run of surprising teams right at the end as Cleverley who was at fault for Arsenal's opener as he rectified that mistake. The former Manchester United man lashed home in stoppage time after the visitors were unable to clear their lines to give the Hornets a first Premier League home win of the campaign and it started via a shoot from Holebas which was defected, Deeney went in with Cech and fell on top of him. The keeper sprung up to save the shot hit on the rebound. The ball fell near Cleverley who rammed his shot into the roof of the net. 
     It must be some consolation to the Gooners as Liverpool once again dropped points as they were held to a 0-0 draw which continued  their bad form since Alex Oxalade Chamberlain joined them in this transfer window. I think Alex is somewhat happy as he is now sitting in the middle of a 7 men bench and he's finally got that central role he was looking for after leaving the Gunners.

Author's Comment: Arsenal always turn things around when they have their backs to the wall but they are at their most vulnerable when coming into a game in rich form. Watford match might prove a banana skin for Arsenal but most of the players were fresh after international break and playing away at Vicarage had too much quality in their ranks to lose this game to Watford for the first time since 1987. I hope they can improve their game against their Europa League opponent Red Star Belgrade
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Saturday, 14 October 2017

Football Agents: Important Ingredient for a good transfer window

In professional football, a transfer is the action taken whenever a player under contract moves between clubs. It refers to the transferring of a player's registration from one association football club to another. In general, the players can only be transferred during a transfer window and according to the rules set by a governing body. Usually some sort of compensation is paid for the player's rights, which is known as a transfer fee. When a player moves from one club to another, their old contract is terminated and they negotiate a new one with the club they are moving to. But in the last two years the term Super Agent is being used quite a lot whenever there is any talk about a transfer. So who is a Super Agent? The answer is these are the agents who have a very high profile clientele and play a major part in deciding whether a transfer is going to happen and the money involved in it which is usually a lot. The example of super agents are the two most high proflie agents in the world right now, Jorge Mendes and Mino Raiola who are the agents of the biggest names in football like Cristiano Ronaldo, Paul Pogba, Angel Di Maria, James Rodriguez, Falcao and many others.
 
Football agent fees/commission on transfer fees and player salaries will vary from sport to sport, by that I mean whether its American football or football i.e soccer as it is called in some parts of the world. A football agent or intermediary as they are called today as per changes by FIFA in an irrational effort to try and make the process more transparent, will usually be paid by their client; that being either the club that contracted them to act on their behalf in a transfer or the player they represent. The intermediary can only be paid by an agreed lump sum if representing a club, however this can be paid in installments if agreed as such prior to the transfer activity. An intermediary’s payment from a player is also made calculated on the basis of the player’s basic gross income for the entire duration of the contract being signed for the transfer. As a rule the intermediary’s client has to pay him/her but a player can in writing ask their club to make payments to the intermediary on their behalf. Now to answer the actual question, according to FIFA, as a guide an intermediary should be paid 3% of the player’s basic gross income with regards to representing a player, and 3% of the transfer fee in the event of a club. However, as i mentioned, that is just a guide and so agents generally vary this percentage depending on the client or the circumstances. If your client is Cristiano Ronaldo or Manchester United, then you will probably consider even going less than the given 3% if necessary because at the end of the day the 3% or less is probably someone’s yearly salary. On the other hand if you are representing a player with a not so lucrative contract or a player playing in lower leagues, then the intermediary is likely to go for a higher percentage. Generally, most agents/intermediaries in the industry as far as i know will usually keep to a 10% commission when it comes to players however higher percentages when representing clubs. 

Again this is a personal choice and there are instances where Agents/ Intermediaries lose their clients over high percentages. There are also instances where some top agents go over the said 10% because of their ability to get a player into a top club. For instance an agent who wants 10% or less will be able to get you into Burnley or Bournemouth whilst the agent who can get you into Manchester United or Chelsea might want a 20% commission. There are instances where the same intermediary will on agreement represent both the club and the player and get paid by both. A good example is in Paul Pogba’s transfer where his agent was paid about €27 million by Juventus but his client will also be paying him through the duration of the contract. The most widely known role of football agents is when an individual agent or an agency acts on behalf of an individual player in negotiating playing contracts and other commercial contracts for that player. An agent will usually be paid by a percentage of the money that the player earns or by an annual fee. It is a well established principle of the relationship between football agent and the football player which they represent that the agent owes the player a fiduciary duty to act in the best interests of that player. An article was designed to prohibited the agents from acting on both sides of a negotiation as it was deemed to be a clear conflict of interest. It states that a player's agent may only represent the interests of one particular party per transaction. In particular a player's agent is forbidden from having a representation contract, a cooperation agreement or shared interests with one of the other parties or with one of the other parties player's agent involved in the player’s transfer or in the completion of the employment contract. A conflict of interest occurs whereby an individual involved in something, in most cases a commercial deal, where they have an interest with both sides. a football agent clearly would be in breach of his fiduciary duty to act in the best interests of the player which he is paid to represent if he is also representing the club negotiating with that player. A single agent would be unable to get the best deal for both the player and the club.

Author's Comment: Football’s global popularity knows no bounds and it’s an agent's job to ensure their player has a piece of the pie but first and foremost making sure their players are in the best possible position to perform on match day.

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