Browsing Archive: May, 2009

The boss got it wrong..............

Posted by Paul on Thursday, May 28, 2009,

It is difficult to question the tactics of a manager who has won more than thirty trophies, but it looks like Sir Alex Ferguson got it all wrong in Rome last night.Chelsea – and United in the past - have proved that the best way to play against Barcelona is to be physical and strong. Give Barcelona time and space and they will destroy you.For some reason, Ferguson decided to try and play Barcelona at their own game in the Stadio Olimpico and United’s fate was sealed when Samuel Eto’o sc...


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the stat say it all that cech is the player of the year

Posted by Paul on Monday, May 25, 2009,

Goalkeepers. That is my one-word answer to those people who believe that it is impossible for free markets to value something incorrectly for any length of time.

Many of the transfer and wage figures that make it into the public domain make sense to me. Sometimes individuals seem a bit pricey or too cheap, but that may be because we haven't seen the full deal or we don't understand the cost of the risk being taken.

So English players may seem overpriced, but they come with a smaller risk that t...


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They got what they wanted

Posted by Paul on Monday, May 25, 2009,
One of the most coherent articulations that something fishy occurred on Wednesday night came from a source least expected: an opinion piece in a Spanish paper.

To be honest, the paper in question is 'As`, usually the Real Madrid comic. On the surface, this week 'As`, like its cousin 'Marca` has been waving the flag for the Spanish team … whilst also reporting the polemic involved in Barça`s win. Particular glee has been reserved for the assessment of the performance of Jordi Henning Ovrebo,...

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I gues we were robed,

Posted by Paul on Monday, May 25, 2009,

 There was no way of restraining Didier Drogba's anger as Chelsea was denied a spot in the Champions League final in stoppage time by Barcelona on Wednesday.Four security officials and interim manager Guus Hiddink struggled to prevent the finger-jabbing striker from venting his fury at the referee after Andres Iniesta's 93rd-minute equaliser sent the Spanish club through on away goals. A 1-1 draw followed a scoreless first leg."Disgrace," he shouted on the Stamford Bridge pitch while swearing...


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It wasn't boring at all

Posted by Paul on Monday, May 25, 2009,

helsea are through to the Champions League semi-finals after a 4-4 home draw – 7-5 on aggregate – against Liverpool at Stamford Bridge.

An incredible game in West London saw Chelsea and Liverpool share eight goals, as The Reds threw away a two goal lead, but then rallied only for the home side to respond in kind and progress through to a semi-final meeting with Barcelona.

On the 25 occasions that an away team have won the first leg of a Champions League fixture, only once has a team failed ...


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Wow perhaps i was wrong but what a match

Posted by Paul on Monday, May 25, 2009,

It might sound harsh but I believe it's fair to say that Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez was the architect of his club's downfall in their 3-1 quarter-final first league defeat to Chelsea in the Champions League in his adherence to zonal marking at set pieces.Chelsea took maximum advantage of the inherent flaws of the defensive system he deployed at Anfield but they helped themselves because Benitez got it wrong on two other counts.Not only did the Spaniard opt for the wrong defensive strate...


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