Singapore Versus Malaysia in World Cup 2014 Qualifier Tonight

July 23, 2011 · Posted in English Football · Comments Off on Singapore Versus Malaysia in World Cup 2014 Qualifier Tonight 

World Cup 2014 Qualifier

A decade since Singapore and Malaysia played a competitive cup match, tonight marks the day where Singapore will meet its neighbour at Jalan Basar stadium in a World Cup 2014 Second Round Qualifier. The usual venue, National Stadium, is under renovation.

Despite the smaller venue, tickets were completely sold out within a day! This shows how much fans are anticipating to look forward towards the match.

The match will bring back the good old times when Singapore was part of the Malaysia Cup football league. Which side will win? I don’t know, but being Singaporean, I certainly support the Reds.

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John O’Shea Joins Wes Brown in Sunderland

July 8, 2011 · Posted in English Football · 1 Comment 

John O'SheaJust a day after I posted the article that Wes Brown has completed his move to Sunderland, John O’Shea joined him in the league following a successful medical review.

John O’Shea has been one of the most important players during Sir Alex Ferguson’s regime; often slotting in seamlessly into different roles; which ultimately earned him the name as the utility man. His goal contribution has also come at right times when the team needed it.

Of course, the new signings by Manchester United means that the player will drop down in perking order when it comes to first team football. Well, at least he won’t be too bored as Wes Brown will also be there to keep him company at the Black Cats.

Best of luck to both players.

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Wes Brown Moves to Sunderland

July 7, 2011 · Posted in English Football · 1 Comment 

Wes BrownFrom the BBC News today, it was reported that Wes Brown has completed his move from Manchester United to Sunderland. The 31-year old defender has agreed a 4-year contract with the Black Cats.

Sunderland boss Steve Bruce, also an ex-Manchester United player, expressed his delight of being able to capture a player of Wes Brown’s ability, experience and character. The new signing has already won 2 Champion League titles, 5 Premier League titles, 2 FA Cup titles and 2 League Cup titles with the Red Devils.

It was also reported that another Manchester United player, John O’shea, might be joining Sunderland, pending a medical review on Thursday.

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Deloitte Football Money League 2009-2010

February 12, 2011 · Posted in English Football · 1 Comment 

In the latest report by Deloitte, Real Madrid have topped the league table of the world’s 20 richest football clubs for the 6th consecutive year, with a combined revenue of €438.6m. This is followed by Barcelona (€398.1m) in 2nd place, and Manchester United remains 3rd with a revenue of €349.8m.

Deloitte

4 English teams make the top 10 list; i.e. Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool, in addition to Manchester United.

The Deloitte review does not include the cost of transfer fees or player wages, or VAT and other sales taxes, and concentrates solely on day-to-day income from football business.

Income includes money from ticket sales, sponsorship, merchandising and other commercial revenues, television monies, corporate hospitality and non-match day stadium use, such as for conferences.

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Gary Neville Retires from Manchester United

February 3, 2011 · Posted in English Football · Comments Off on Gary Neville Retires from Manchester United 

Manchester United Defender, Gary Neville

Manchester United defender, Gary Neville, has announced his retirement from professional football with immediate effect, according to news reported by BBC yesterday.

He started his professional career with the Red Devils in 2001, and won the Youth FA Cup in 2002, with a group of youngsters – David Beckham, Nicky Butt, Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes. Along with those players, he became a first-team regular at Old Trafford, winning the Champions League, 8 Premier League trophies, three FA Cups and two League Cups in his time at United.

Gary Neville was appointed the club captain in 2005, and eventually stepped down in 2010. Without a doubt, he always has the club’s interest at heart. Moving on, he could continue his career into football television punditry, or pursue the coaching side of the game.

Either way, he remains as a iconic legend of Manchester United.

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Manchester United Remains Unbeaten in New Year 2011

January 3, 2011 · Posted in English Football · 1 Comment 

BPL TableHalfway into the 2010/2011 Barclay Premier League seasons in England, the only unbeaten team, Manchester United, stays in pole position for the first time in the club’s history in the Premiership. Could it be following the footstep of Arsene Wenger, who did it with Arsenal a few years back? No one can really tell, but the odds are high to bet against them not to win the title.

Staying with the Red Devils at the peak is Manchester City, but second-placed due to goal difference, and also having played 2 games more. Trailing not far behind is Arsenal, who won comfortably over the weekend, as well as Tottenham Hotspur.

Personally, any one of these top 5 teams is a possible winner for the BPL title. I won’t be surprised that Chelsea started to kick into 4th gear in the second half. Manchester United is no bullet-proof as well. Expect teams at the top to drop points and those at the bottom to catch up.

However, Sir Alex Ferguson and his team should have the experience to carry them through this season to bring the silverware back from Chelsea’s grip to Old Trafford. With 19 more games to go, things could look really tough, yet exciting for all top 5 title contenders.

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Wayne Rooney Signs 5-Year Contract with Manchester United

October 23, 2010 · Posted in English Football · 2 Comments 

It started about one week ago when the relationship between England star striker, Wayne Rooney, and Manchester United started to drift apart when the former claimed that the club is meeting him ambitions. Sir Alex Ferguson rubbished his claims and reinstated that Manchester United has a rich history with trophies won from various competitions.

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Football – Why 45 Minutes?

July 4, 2010 · Posted in English Football · Comments Off on Football – Why 45 Minutes? 

Personally, I do not know the real reasons why football is played 45 minutes in each half. My guess is, it’s probably the optimum level of fitness a human being can sustain in the full 90 minutes to produce the beauty of football. Beyond that, the beauty of football deteriorates as the tiredness overcome the players.

Anyway, that’s my thoughts; but here I have an interesting reason. I don’t think it is anywhere near the truth, but it is just for fun.

Note, you need to be at least 18 years of age to continue reading…

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