The midway point of the Premiership season is highlighted by scintillating Boxing Day fixtures. The Premiership this year has been quite epic as Jose Mourinho has returned to Chelsea without missing a beat. Chelsea have been top of the table all season long but Manchester City are only 3 points back so you can bet your bottom dollar that the stakes will be high when these two English giants meet again. Manchester United have struggled under first year manager Louie Van Gaal, but recently have strung together some impressive performances to move from mid table to 3rd place. Since the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson the team has played bland & uncreative football. The huge surprise of the season would have to be the form Southampton is in. If any one would have guessed they would be 4th by Boxing Day has to be a saint. Continue reading Boxing Day Bonzanza!!!
The brilliant sights and sounds of the World Cup in Brazil provided many twists and turns. None more glaring than the early exit of 2012 European Champions and 2010 World Cup Champions Spain. The team had a horrid showing, but the player with the highest hopes and lowest production was Diego Costa. Diego Costa was deemed to be the one of the players to watch for Spain. He impressively was able to start over the established superstars of the team Fernando Torres and David Villa. If a coach of Del Bosque’s caliber decided to start Costa over these amazing and battle tested players then surely the kid must have some juice. Unfortunately, Diego Costa really was not all that impressive. He scored 0 goals in two crucial group games. Colombia’s James Rodriguez stole the spotlight and put on an awesome array of scintillating skills showing the world just what he is capable of.
Liverpool FC have acquired the services for superstar striker Mario Balotelli for 16 million pounds from AC Milan. After the departure of Luis Suarez this summer to Barcelona many questions were asked about were the goals would come from. Suarez lead the team and premiership with 31 goals last season. Suarez and Daniel Sturridge were quite the duo last season both accounting for 55 of the teams 101 goals last season. Balotelli is a more than suitable replacement for Suarez and the partnership of Sturridge and Balotelli looks to be a quite menacing one. Last season Balotelli recorded 18 goals for AC Milan in the Serie A. Continue reading Anfield Welcomes Super Mario
The English Premiership will resume play on August 16, 2014. Many fans worldwide are very excited about football coming off the high of a brilliant World Cup in Brazil. Defending Champions Manchester City are eager to show the world that their championship run was not a fluke. New faces may still be influx into the 20 Premiership teams because the transfer window is still open until August 31st. You can bet your bottom dollar that these clubs will be looking to open their wallets to find that missing link. Chelsea and Liverpool are among those that made some big time moves. Chelsea acquiring the talents of Fabregas and Liverpool picking up Rickie Lambert as well as Adam Lallana. Chelsea also got back their hotshot striker Didier Drogba. Sunderland picking up Jack Rodwell from Manchester City. Everton acquiring young stud Romelu Lukaku after he played superbly for the club on loan last season. Arsenal acquired star man Alexis Sanchez from Barca. These last two weeks of the transfer carousel will be fun to watch. Continue reading Opening Day For The Barclays English Premiership Kicks Off Today!