Monday, February 28, 2011

Real Madrid decide to put Kaka up for sale!!!

Real Madrid are ready to invite offers for midfielder Kaka.
AS says Real management do not see a future for Kaka at the Santiago Bernabeu and plan to sell this summer.

The developments are sure to alert clubs in England, with Chelsea and Manchester City both keen. The owners of Blackburn Rovers have also been linked with the Brazil international.
Kaka infuriated Jose Mourinho on saturday when he dawdled towards the touchline adter seeing he was being replaced.
"Now, off!" shouted Mourinho as they chased a winner at Deportivo La Coruna.

Saha cheated death after horror car smash

Everton star Louis Saha has been lucky to escape with his life after a horror car accident last night.
The Sun reports Saha cheated death last night when he crashed his Ferrari sports car on a busy country road.
The former Manchester United ace, 32, who now plays for Everton, lost control in Wilmslow, Cheshire.
Police said the damage to the vehicle was "extensive".
Amazingly the Frenchman who was in the car alone escaped without injury and did not need hospital treatment.
Police said the crash happened on Altrincham Road, Wilmslow.
A source added: "Saha is lucky to be alive."
The star owns a £170,000 Ferrari 458 Italia model.

Shakira hints at growing media pressure after hooking up with Barcelona defender Pique

Colombian popstar Shakira has declined to comment on her relationship with Barcelona defender Gerard Pique.
Sport says Shakira was forced to leave Barcelona  last week due to the media frenzy around her and Pique.
In Argentina, she gave an interview toLuz and was asked about Pique: "With all due respect, I decided not to talk about my private life.
"I hope the press understands me and can imagine what it's like in my situation right now."
Indeed, since the news broke that they were an item, the interest from the celebrity mags has forced both Shakira and Pique to limit their public appearances.

Chelsea insiders insist Cole shooting controversy blown out of proportion

There's claims the incident at Chelsea involving Ashley Cole and an air rifle has been "blown out of proportion".
The Mirror says it emerged last night that Cole, 30, was among a number of people messing about with the air-rifle inside the changing room area when it was accidentally discharged.
Sources close to the full-back were adamant that the gun does not belong to Cole and insiders played down the nature of the incident.
One dressing room source revealed: “This has been blown out of all proportion. The boy involved suffered just a scratch and was not seriously injured.”
Cole is also understood to feel he does not even need to apologise - despite the dim view taken of the matter by the Chelsea hierarchy - and that the leaking of the incident was a deliberate attempt to cause him problems.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Ashley Cole shot and wounded Blues fan with a rifle!

Ashley Cole is alleged to have shot and wounded a work experience boy at the club.
The incident happened last Sunday at the Blues Cobham training ground when Cole pulled the deadly .22 air gun from a box and fired at 21-year-old student Tom Cowan from just FIVE feet away.
A source told the News of the World: "It's truly inconceivable that a Premier League footballer could bring a gun to the training ground.
"But Ashley pulled the rifle from a box and started larking about with it in the changing room, not realising it was loaded. It ended up pointed at Tom just five feet away.
"The gun went off with a loud pop and Tom screamed as this lead pellet hit him in the side. It went through his clothing and into his flesh."
Police were not called, but injured Tom was patched up by medics and given time off to recover.
Under British law Cole could be charged with actual bodily harm, which carries a maximum penalty of five years' imprisonment and an unlimited fine.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Coleen Rooney launches her debut fashion range for Littlewoods

Coleen Rooney has launched her first ever fashion range that she helped design herself - and it's more affordable than her usual boutique favourites.

The 24-year old WAG even models the clothes herself she's so proud of her handiwork - and says the clothes should even suit those not married to multimillionaire footballers like husband Wayne.

She said of the range, for Littlewoods: 'I am often asked about the clothes I wear and my sense of style. By creating a range myself, I hope to make my favourite looks available to all.'

She added that she'd enjoyed the creative process too, saying: 'I have really enjoyed the process of designing my first collection.'

The 25-piece spring/summer range will included maxi dresses, shifts, sharp tailoring and prom styles.

Coleen talked about her first high-fashion purchase - and it wasn't from a catalogue.

Talking to the Liverpool Echo earlier this month, she revealed: 'It was a Marc Jacobs dress from Justine at (Liverpool boutique) Cricket to wear to Wayne’s dad’s 40th.

'I was 16 so it was quite a grown-up choice but I don’t know what made me choose that particular dress.

'I hadn’t seen it in a magazine, although if I see something I like it doesn’t matter what label it is or whether it’s high street or designer.'

The mother-of-one was named as the face of Littlewoods last year and appeared in the firm's Christmas television advert.

The fashion-crazy star has been fitting in her designing and modelling around looking after her one-year-old son Kai and Manchester United and England football ace husband Wayne.

David Beckham treats himself to a $55k Chevrolet Camero

The sports star was spotted leaving the LA Galaxy training ground in a true American 'muscle car' - a brand new 2011 Chevrolet Camero. 

The soccer star drove the $55,000 car which has been custom painted matte black, back to his Beverly Hills home from practice followed by a bodyguard in a separate vehicle.

It was his first day back at training with LA Galaxy after a three month absence training with English club Tottenham.

During his time overseas, Beckham took delivery of the new vehicle which has a starring role in the action-packed Michael Bay directed Transformers movies.

The star is clearly a fan of American cars and was one of the first people in the whole of the UK to have Lincoln Navigator shipped out of the U.S.during his time playing at Manchester United.

Since moving to Los Angeles four years ago he has amassed a collection of cars, several of them made in the USA.

He has a matte black Cadillac Escalade and a $40,000 customised Jeep Wrangler which looks more like a tank.

The family also owns a $300,000 Rolls Royce, a $120,000 Range Rover Supercharged and a white Porsche 911 Turbo.

David recently sold his customised matte black Porsche 911 on eBay for just short of $150,000.

Irina Shayk's neighbours complain after getting an eyeful of the model. Must be a fat neighbour!

It might sound like a fantasy for many of Irina Shayk’s male admirers, but surprisingly her neighbours have been complaining about the lack of curtains in her apartment.

The Sports Illustrated model seems to have been giving her neighbours an eyeful through her bare windows and has been receiving complaints.

Speaking to Chelsea Handler on talk show Chelsea Lately, the Russian model admitted that her she had no idea what the unhappy viewers saw and was left red faced by the complaints.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s girlfriend said: ‘Two weeks ago my doorman called me and said "Irina, I’m so sorry to tell you this but your neighbour is complaining that you don’t have curtains in your apartment".

‘I had to put curtains up in my apartment. I don’t know what they saw but they were complaining.’

 Chelsea Handler was shocked by the complaints too, saying she wouldn’t mind seeing the 25-year-old beauty.

The comedian said: ‘It was probably a big fat old lady, I wouldn’t even have a problem with that, I’d be watching you too, thinking "oh s***".

She added: ‘I don’t think you should put the curtains up, it’s nice of you to give them that entertainment.’

But Irina made sure to solve the problem by putting one of her bed sheets over the window, as to not offend any further.

Philippe Coutinho - Scout Report, Prodigy among finest young Brazilian talents

The teenager has already shown tremendous promise in the Italian Serie A.

Coutinho took his first steps in the famed youth academy of Brazilian powerhouse Vasco de Gama in 1999, at the age of six.

By the time he was ready for action with the senior side in 2008, Italian giants Inter Milan snapped him up for a fee of €4m.

The then-16-year-old, who had never yet had the chance to make a professional appearance, spent the following two seasons on loan back at Vasco before completing his Italy switch upon turning 18.

He made his debut for Inter against Atletico Madrid in the 2010 UEFA Super Cup final in August 2010 and went on to feature heavily in the first team under the guidance of former boss Rafa Benitez, who holds Coutinho in high regard.

Inter chief Massimo Moratti shares Benitez's view of the burgeoning starlet, once claiming that “Coutinho is the future of Inter”.

Having made 11 league appearances so far this term for Inter, Coutinho has been restricted mostly to the bench since the arrival of new manager Leonardo, despite producing moments of magic in the limited play time he received.

The fleet-footed youngster played an integral role in helping the young Brazil sides win the U-15 and U-17 Copa Sudamericano in 2007 and 2009 respectively, and gradually became known as one of the most talented young midfielders of an already supremely talented Brazilian generation.

His evident skill in the youth levels of international football and the credit he received at Inter, even at such an early stage in his career, earned Coutinho an October 2010 call-up to face Iran in a friendly match, in which he made his debut senior international appearance - four months after turning 18.

He was due to appear in the U-20 Copa Sudamericano held in Peru earlier this year, but was sidelined with injury and could not feature as his compatriots won the tournament.

Coutinho is a speedy, explosive trickster who is reliable in possession and boasts superb technique, as you might expect from such a highly-rated Brazilian talent.

Yet he is also masterful in his passing and has provided his Inter cohorts with some classy through balls in his short time at Milan.

The sprightly youngster is an extremely versatile player who can slot into just about any position in the attacking third, while he is most effective cutting in from the left flank or filling the gap behind the two forwards.

It has all happened very quickly for Coutinho. But his current ability, even while understandably raw, shows there is much to look forward to when the starlet matures.

The only noticeable area in which the 1.72m-tall Brazilian is currently lacking is perhaps his long-range shots on goal. He has wasted a handful of opportunities by skying the ball over the bar instead of opting for a simple pass.

This is mostly down to experience though, and he will learn with time to make better decisions and pick his options more wisely.

There is no doubt that the 18-year-old has the potential to develop into the full package for Inter and become a permanent fixture in the star-studded Brazil lineup in the coming years.

Balazs Dzsudzsak - Scout report, How good is him?

Arguably the most talented of Hungary's current crop of midfielders, burgeoning national team star Balazs Dzsudzsak has in few seasons transformed into one of the most prolific wingers in Europe.

Balazs Dzsudzsak began his career at Hungarian outfit Debrecen in 2005 at the age of 18 and managed 14 goals in 48 appearances over the course of three seasons before Dutch giants PSV Eindhoven spotted his potential.

PSV scout Piet de Visser labelled the young Hungarian an “incredible talent”, and the Eredivisie outfit swiftly signed him on a five-year deal.

Dzsudzsak's statistics in a PSV shirt tell the story of an inventive midfield man gradually progressing into one of the Eredivisie's most efficient performers.

His efficiency in creating and scoring goals has improved in every season since his switch from Hungary in January 2008.

He clocked up 16 goals and 13 assists in 44 appearances in all competitions last year, and already has 16 goals and eight assists in 29 showings so far this term, including a double against AZ in the most recent league match.

In the process of becoming one of PSV's vital cogs, Dzsudzsak has also developed into one of the Hungarian national team's key members.

He made his international debut in June 2007 and has since accumulated 33 appearances for Hungary, scoring five goals, including a dramatic last-gasp winner in the European Championships group stage fixture against Finland in October 2010.
Despite interest from a host of European giants - notably including Liverpool and Juventus - during the recent January transfer window, the pacey winger remains grounded and convinced he is at the right club to progress.

The 24-year-old recently signed an improved contract with PSV to extend his stay in Holland until summer 2015, and expressed his delight at continuing with the Eindhoven side.

"PSV have really become my club. I am happy here and I feel this squad will be able to achieve great things. I am still developing as a player, and this is the best club for me to continue that process.", he said.

Still, the Hungary star is believed to have a release cause stipulated in his contract which would allow him to leave for an offer in the region of €10m, and he has previously expressed interest in a switch to the Spanish La Liga.

"I'd definitely be interested in leaving PSV for a club in Spain. I wouldn't turn down an offer from Valencia or Atletico Madrid in case they are willing to match my minimum fee release clause.”, he said in January 2010.

Dzsudzsak is a fast and agile player who has got excellent technical ability. His crossing accuracy is possibly the finest in Holland, while he is also a real threat on goal from long-range and is a set-piece expert.

He appears to be well-suited for the technical nature of the Spanish top flight, but his broad array of skills would no doubt allow him to make an impact in any of Europe's most competitive divisions.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Barcelona ready to cash in on Liverpool target Afellay!

Barcelona are ready to cash in on Ibrahim Afellay this summer.
The Dutch midfielder only moved from PSV Eindhoven in January for €2.2 million - Barca choosing to cough up the fee, despite the player coming off contract in June.
However, AS says Liverpool are now willing to pay over five times Afellay's fee to bring him to England in June.
And Barca chiefs are keen to cash in.
The final word will be left with coach Pep Guardiola. But it could represent good - and quick - business for Barca to sell the little-used Afellay in the summer.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Guardiola brother helped Arsenal nick Barcelona gem Jon Miquel Toral Harper

Arsenal's deal for Barcelona whizkid Jon Miquel Toral Harper comes courtesy of Pep Guardiola's brother!
Pere Guardiola is Toral Harper's agent and RAC-1 says the English youngster will move to Arsenal for €350,000 in compensation.
A left-sided midfielder, Toral Harper has been with Barca for four seasons and is a Spain U16 international - but still qualifies for England thanks to his Mum.
It's been revealed Gunners boss Arsene Wenger also attempted to sign Toral Harper's teammate, Sergi Samper, in a double raid. But Samper has chosen to remain with Barca for now.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Dad confident Maldini will not be tempted to Inter Milan

Cesare Maldini admits he would be surprised to see his son Paolo Maldini pop up at Inter Milan.
The AC Milan legend has been linked with a backroom role at Inter.
Maldini Snr told TMW: "My son is old enough to think for himself. I do not know whether or not he intends to take, if the opportunity presents itself, this road.
"But I see him as Rossoneri, as he has been for more than twenty years."

Cristiano Ronaldo's girlfriend Irina Shayk on the cover star of 2011 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue

Irina Shayk’s career seems to be moving from strength to strength.

The girlfirend of Cristiano Ronaldo, who fronts the 2011 Sports Illustrated’s annual Swimsuit Issue, cried tears of joy as the cover was revealed on The Late Show with David Letterman on Monday night.

She was accompanied on the show by a group of other swimsuit models, but only one could nab the coveted spot.

Backstage, the group gathered, and Miss Shayk was pictured laughing and wiping away her tears after the TV host made the shock announcement.

Last night she celebrated at a party hosted in New York to celebrate the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue and was joined by the likes of Brookyln Decker.

The news had still yet to sink in yesterday morning, as Miss Shayk appeared on breakfast programme The Today Show.

'To be on the cover of Sports Illustrated is a dream come true,' she said. 'We Russians, you know, we know all the secrets, but I didn't know I was landing on the cover of Sports Illustrated, and it was so surprising to me. I was in shock; I was crying'.

The model posed for the provocative photo shoot months ago in Hawaii and the Philippines at a number of pristine beaches.

Irina said on the U.S show: ‘There were 10 models there to do (Letterman’s) Top 10 List, and nobody knows until the last minute who the cover will be… And then I saw it, and I couldn’t believe it.’

The nine other swimsuit models who appeared on the show were Anne Vyalitsyna, Julie Henderson, Kate Upton, Alyssa Miller, Chrissy Teigen, Hilary Rhoda, Genevieve Morton, Damaris Lewis and Izabel Goulart.

During her appearance on the Late Show, Irina proved she looks just as good in a mini-dress as she does in a swimsuit as she arrived in a skimpy red silk dress.

The lady in red accompanied her outfit with classic black Christian Louboutins and a matching black clutch.

And there to support the model was her beau Ronaldo, who strolled into the Ed Sullivan Theater in a brown leather jacket and aviator sunglasses.

Although the latest edition marks the fifth time Irina has appeared in the magazine, she has become the first Russian cover model for Sport’s Illustrated Annual Issue.

Lampard toom a dig at the WAGS by praising her 'hard working' girlfriend Christine Bleakley

Just last month Elen Rivas gave a candid interview in which she claimed her ex Frank Lampard 'put her in a bubble' of being a home-maker and mother.

Now, the Chelsea footballer has given a revealing interview of his own, in which he appears to dismiss jobless WAGs and gushes over his TV presenter girlfriend Christine Bleakley's work ethic.

'Christine is very hard-working and we are very similar in our mindsets, liking to work hard,' the 32-year-old told a tabloid newspaper. 'We are our own biggest critics.'

In what appears to be thinly-veiled dig at the notorious WAG culture, Lampard tells the Sun: 'Certain people can expect things to come to them and have an easy ride in life, but Christine does not. She has worked since she was 15 or 16.

'She has worked hard to get where she is. To see someone working hard at what they do and getting the benefits is very impressive.'

The midfielder, who has been dating the Daybreak host for 18 months, adds: 'I have got nothing but admiration for the way Christine has kept her head down at her new show. She is one of the hardest-working people I know.'

'When she gets out of bed at three in the morning I have to give her a pat on the back. Admiration does not sound the right word to use about your girlfriend but I have huge respect for what she does.'

His esteem for 32-year-old Bleakley's career comes a month after ex Elen's interview with the Daily Mail, in which she criticises the father of her children.

'Frank put me in a bubble,' the Dancing On Ice contestant said, speaking candidly last month for the first time about the break-up in November 2008.

'I used to decorate our homes, look after the children, of course, cook the dinner, sort out the clothes, but I couldn't do many other things. I suppose that it's the way some men love you.

'But the thing is, when a man puts you in a bubble like that, what happens? He comes home and he's got a hundred things in his head and you've got nothing to speak about but the children and the house.

'A woman needs to have other interests,' the 35-year-old - who is now in a high-profile relationship with Peter Andre - said.

Lampard also gave his two cents on his girlfriend's rough start on new show Daybreak.

'Christine is a lot better at handling (criticism) than I am,' he said. 'It is water off a duck's back.

'She just carries on doing her job and it is good to see them getting the rewards now,' Frank told the paper. 'She is not trying to be the big celebrity, just continuing to do her job and working hard.'

Indeed, Bleakley and her Daybreak co-host Adrian Chiles this week spoke of their relief over improved ratings for the ITV breakfast show.

After being ravaged by critics and suffering a plunge in viewers, the show is experiencing a change in fortunes.

‘We set ourselves up for a kicking, which we duly got,' Chiles said of the high-publicity launch in September.

'It’s been a stressful time but we feel that things are moving in the right direction. The scars and bruises are now starting to heal.’



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