NINETY M The Definitive Dulwich’s Football Magazine
March 2011 Issue 2
Special Features All about Champions League Schalke’s Dilemma New rising goal getters How Premier leaguers party
Dulwich Exclusive Interview with Mr. Hegarty Varsity Football team Dulwich’s favourite football team DCB FIFA 2011
The legend of Champions League
Analysis of 16teams in Champions League Go to page 5. !
Contents Ninety M Ninety M’s second issue
Ninety M is the only football magazine in Dulwich College Beijing. It is made by Tony Kim, Sangwon Cheon, Robin Kil, Jeff Jung and Max Jeong.
Champions League (Round of 16) Raul Gonzalez
We want to say thank you to Mr. Hegarty, and Mr.Salt who helped us making this magazine.
Chelsea - Mission impossible ?
All the articles are written by Tony Kim, Sangwon Cheon, Robin Kil and Jeff Jung. All the pictures are photoshopped by Tony Kim, Sangwon Cheon and Max Jeong.
EPL’s new rising goal getters How Premier leaguers party in London Dulwich Exclusive
FIFA 2011 Competition
Interview with Mr. Hegarty
Jeff Jung Sangwon Cheon
Bundesliga VS Serie A
DCB’s favourite football team Event !!
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Footballers praying for Japan
DCB Wokai team Fundraising history Sweet sale: 4 345元 Donations: 10 000元 Free Dress Days: 5 000元
Events Women's Day concert (Variete Show) March 10 - 13 7 : 30 pm How does Twitter influence on Footballers? There are many footballers, who are Twitter fans. Rio Ferdinand is known to the most famous footballer online due to Twitter.
After Rio Ferdinand received snacks from Korean fans, many footballers left a message on their pages too. Although, there is no korean player in Arsenal, Jack Wilshire and Cesc Fabregas received snacks from Korean fans.
Cesc Fabregas received snacks from Korean fans
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Schalke’s Dilemma 10th out of 18 teams in the league, round of 8 in the UEFA Champions league… This is Schalke’s current location.
Valencia. Also the ‘newbie’ Gavranovic is another player that can help Schalke.
This is the second time after 2008 for Schalke to enter the round of 8 in the UEFA Champions league. However, Schalke’s current status is not promising at all. There have been numerous rumors about Felix Magath, Schalke’s current manager, leaving the team. This is clearly because of the horrible results presented in the league. With only 33 points in 26 league matches, Schalke is currently having a hard time. Schalke finished 2nd last season just behind Bayern Munich, but now it is 10th. Except the league itself, Schalke is having its best season since it was founded. In the semi-finals for the DFB Pokal German Cup, Schalke beat Bayern Munich and is now scheduled for the finals.
It is certainly true that Schalke was lucky to play relatively easy games in the UEFA Champions league. However it is no luck that it got first in the group in round of 32. If Schalke does not do better in the league, it might have to bid farewell to Magath. The dilemma, to concentrate on UEFA Champions league, Bundesliga or the DFB Pokal cup, is currently the main problem that Schalke is faced with. Schalke has to make the right decision in order to stay as one of the major clubs in the German Bundesliga.
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar’s injury is a big impact on the team. However even it wasn’t for the injury Huntelaar wouldn’t have been much help to the team recently. His failure to adapt and adjust into his new team, Schalke is preventing him from scoring. In contrast, Raul, who was transferred with Huntelaar at the start of this season, is having a decent season. He is ranked 4th for goals scored with 11 goals. The Spanish certainly has done a great deal for the team.
Written by Robin Kil
There is still hope for the team. Jefferson Farfan’s form is spectacular. He scored 2 amazing goals in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 Second Leg against
Road to Wembley - Round of 16
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Tottenham VS AC Milan
this match, since Pirlo couldn’t play this game. He looked like a great captain for he did great for AC Milan as a captain and a Milan man.
Team report • Milan have failed to win five consecutive games against English teams. The last time they beat English team was in 2007 final against Liverpool FC. • Peter Crouch got a great chance to take revenge, for he was in Liverpool in the 2007 final against Milan. • When Robinho was at Manchester City FC from 2008 to 2010, his team lost two times against Spurs. • Tottenham’s goalkeeper, Carlo Cudicini, was born in Milan and he was in AC Milan’s youth team • Injuries in AC Milan: Massimo Ambrosini (Captain), Andrea Pirlo, Kevin-Prince Boateng • Injuries in Tottenham: Gareth BaleYounes Kaboul, Ledly King, Tom Huddlestone, Jermaine Jenas (Suspended)
Match Report AC Milan 0 – 1 Tottenham Hotspurs Everyone including journalists predicted AC Milan’s easy victory but as soon as the referee blew whistle, Tottenham dominated the game. They passed the ball around very easily and this was because AC Milan did not oppress efficiently. Chasing the ball not the players caused fatigue in the second half. After Christian Aviati received a yellow card, AC Milan’s midfield line was even less oppressive. Making the situation worse, the 33-
On the 76th minute, he was booked and this made him lose control. In UEFA Champions league, year-old got injured on the 18th if a player is booked three times in minute. The 33-year-old, he got injured different games, the player is on the 18 minutes suspended. Gattuso already had two yellow cards before and this meant Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s low cross to that he could not play next game in Robinho was perfect but Gomes White Heart Lane. People are still blocked it superbly. On the half-hour, wondering why he behaved like that. he also saved Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s outstanding free kick. Tottenham did Moreover, after the game ended, some incisive attack, too. Van der Gattuso exchanged some words with Vaart gave his 101% for the victory at Tottenham’s head coach. We still do San Siro. His chip shot was very close not know what he said to Gattuso but to getting to the back of the net. few days later, Gattuso said he blamed Obviously, Allegri needed someone me as an Italian. Whether it is true or new that can change the game and he not, Gattuso is suspended for four was Pato. On 48th minute, Yepes’s matches in Champions league. Later header was close to a goal but again, on, he admitted that he lost his temper Gomes saved it. Milan continued their and was totally unprofessional. attack and Pato played well with Flamini. Palacios, Tottenham’s center defender, blocked his shot and he looked painful. AC Milan gave everything in, in order to lead the game but unfortunately, Tottenham’s counter attack finally resulted in the first goal and the only goal in this match. Sandro intercepted the ball and passed to Luka Modric through two defenders. Lennon got the ball from him and he assisted to Crouch. The tall Englishman made a great goal. Later, Robinho’s shot was blocked by a defender. Heurelho Gomes, who made several great saving was chosen to be the man of the match by Champions League officials.
Notorious Gattuso was out of control Gattuso was the captain of AC Milan on
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Harry Redknapp – “It was important to play in the right areas and pick the right ball. And we did.” Massimiliano Allegri – “I think qualification is still up for grabs. We have to play with balance and have faith in our quality” Gennaro Gauso – ‘I was out of control.’ Gennaro Gauso – “We got to together in the players’ tunnel, had a full match with first and second half. Bassong saw I was lile and assumed I was small fry.”
Tottenham VS AC Milan Leg 2
AC Milan didn’t seem like the top in Serie A. Tottenham was apparently more eager to be the Team information Tottenham won all four games in White last eight in their first ever in UEFA Hart Lane in this UEFA Champions Champions League. However, Milan recorded th League. 1W1D1L in three away games. On 15 February, Peter Crouch’s goal at San Siro brought a glorious victory for this London based club.
First time, quarterfinal
Arsenal and Tottenham are big rivals. Their stadiums are only 6km away from each. Arsenal failed to be in the last eight in UEFA Champions league the day before. If Tottenham made it, Arsenal will be very disappointed.
Team report Tottemham is close to being in the last eight in their first ever UEFA Champions League Milan participated UEFA Champions League every year but they are in danger now. Tottenham injury list: Gareth Bale (not sure) Milan suspension list: Gennaro Gatusso Tottenham drew against Wolves on last Sunday but Milan beat their long rival, Juventus by 1-0. But the goal scorer, Gattuso cannot play this game.
Match report Many jounalists expected that Tottenham will seek for another goal for their London fans but they didn’t. They played defensively and they tried counter-attacks. It worked well. There was a danger but William Gallas’s right foot saved Tottenham. He experienced UEFA Champions League in Arsenal so he was the big asset for Tottenham who just debuted this big competition.
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As Harry Redknapp said, it was the one of the biggest games in the history of the club. Even though they drew against AC Milan, no London fans blamed them.
Harry Redknapp – It’s a great achievement for this club to be in the last eight of the Champions League; it’s amazing what the players have done.
It is pretty impressive record that this team is one of the last eight for it just debuted in Champions League. Tottenham’s long rival, Arsenal couldn’t make this impressive debut in the past.
Massimiliano Allegri – Maybe we could have been more angry in a way, more aggressive, but I’m happy with my players and I’m sorry for them.
Ironically, we might not be able to see Tottenham next season of UEFA Champions League. Manchester City is likely to replace their place for next season.
Bayern München VS Internazionale Milano FC Bayern München successfully took revenge in 09-10 champions league final return match against FC Internazionale Milano by 1-0. FC Bayern München now just have to draw in next game, which will take place in their home ground, to qualify this stage of Champions league. Although there was only one goal during the whole game, just like last season’s Champions League final, the intensity of the game excited the home fans of Milan. Having home advantage, Inter Milan vigorously attacked Bayern’s defense line from the very beginning of the match. However, Bayern’s defense’s great teamwork of defense allowed them to take the lead at the end of the match without losing any score. Bayern’s starting wingers Ribery and Robben threatened Milan’s both left and right side of the defense throughout the whole game. However, the match seemed like it is going to end as 0.0. But, Mario Gomez's last-minute goal earned Bayern Munich a 1-0 victory against Inter Milan. Gomez hooked the loose ball into an empty net after goalkeeper Julio Cesar had failed to hold winger Arjen Robben's shot. After the game, Manager of Bayern, Louis van Gaal said "I am very happy with our performance,” "Inter played very well. It could have been a different result, but we deserved to win after the way we played in the second half." From the audience’s point of view, this match was a very interesting game. It will be interesting to see Inter Milan facing Bayern at Bayern’s home ground, and how Bayern will keep their awaygoal lead in their home ground.
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FC Bayern München failed to revenge Defending Champion Bayern had a one-goal advantage from the first leg. However, FC Internazionale Milano made a dramatic win at FC Bayern München by 3-2 at Bayern’s home ground. As a result, although the total score was 3-3, Inter Milan qualified the round of 16 by 2 away goals. Samuel Eto’o scored a goal in first 3 minutes of the game. By this score, he became the current top-scorer of the Champions league tied with Lionel Messi, who also scored 8 goals in Champions league of this season. After losing one goal, Bayern scored two goals (21’ Mario Gomez, 31’ Thomas Muller) in 10 minutes. And they finished first half by 2-1 leading by one goal. During the second half, Inter Milan showed active movement in their attacking area. Wesley Sneijder scored an equalizer, assisted by Samuel Eto’o. Having two minutes remaining until they fail qualify to the next round, Goran Pandev turned around the game by scoring a goal, which was also assisted by Samuel Eto’o. It was a dramatic game and Inter Milan once again beat Bayern Munich.
Schalke VS Valencia Leg 1 Team information Both teams won several UEFA Cups but never in the UEFA Champions league. Valencia and Schalke’s best result is runner-up and last 4 respectively. In fact, no one predicted Schalke 04’s success in the Group Stage. They finished 1st in Group B! Lyon got second, Benfica moved to EUROPA League and Hapoel Tel-Aviv went back. They scored 10 goals which is not bad and they conceded only three goals to opponents which is amazing. They were ranked as third after Man UTD and Real Madrid. In Group C, Man Utd was on top and Valencia was second with three points difference. They scored 15 goals which is double that of Man Utd, who scored only 7. Valencia’s goal difference was 11 which is second after Real Madrid, only.
Team report In 2007/08 UEFA Champions League group stage, they had a match in Mestalla but it finished of with a 0-0 draw.
The game was very intense. Although they scored only two goals in total, they shot 25 times in total: this proves how much they attempted to score. In the first ten minutes, Schalke played more efficiently with accurate passes and a higher passing speed. Schale’s striker, Klass-Jan Leg 2 Huntellar had a great chance to make an early goal but he failed. Valencia’s Team information (history) three midfielders didn’t know what to It was 1-1 on 15th February, in the do. They allowed Schalke to dominate. Mestalla. In 2007/08 UEFA Champions th On the 17 minute, Aritz Aduriz started League group stage, Valencia beat Schalke by David Villa’s goal. About Valencia’s attack. They passed few ten years ago in the UEFA Cup times and finally, Soldado made his sixth goal in UEFA Champions League. quarter-final second leg, Schalke won against Valencia. The score was 2-0. Mestalla fans looked jubilant at that time because they thought that Valencia would beat the German club this time. Schlake tood many threatening shots. However, Guaita, Valencia’s goalkeeper saved every time. He’s only 25 years old, but he is very talented. Later, Manuel Juarado’s low cross assisted Raul’s goal on the 64th minute and this set his new personal record and UEFA Champions League record, as well.
Valencia’s last six home games against This goal once again prevented German football clubs were five draws Valencia from gaining victory over a German club. and one defeat. It means their last victory against German club in Mestalla was in 1996 against FC Roberto Soldado – ‘Schalke are not Bayern Munchen in a UEFA Cup. all about Raul. Schalke have many Their overall record against German clubs is W4 D9 L8.
dangerous players, especially up front, and we will have to be careful.’
Valencia has a bad memory about German club since they lost against Bayern in 2000/01 UEFA Champions league final.
Unai Emery (Valencia manager) – Vicente Fuaita saved many of their chances but in the end they found a way through. We also missed a string of chances.
Valencia’s January record was brilliant: they collected 23 points out of 27 available points.
Match report Valencia 1 – 1 Schalke
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Felix Magath (Schalke manager) – We know still have a lot of work ahead of us, at home against a team that play with such high intensity
Team report Valencia visited Germany ten times but won only once. Schalke won all three home games in the Group Stage. Valencia hasn’t lost away games in the Group Stage. They won once and drew twice. Schalke drew eight times in UEFA competition on the first leg and won six times in Gelsenkirchen Valencia also drew eight times in UEFA competition first leg at home and won four times in the second-leg. Schalke injury list: Klass-Jan Huntelaar, Lukas Schmitz (suspended), Jose Manuel Jurado (suspended) Valencia injury list: None Both teams won their latest match during weekend.
Match report Farfan was the Man of the Match. Valencia’s early goal threatened Schalke but it didn’t last so long. Farfan’s free kick blew Valencia’s hope away.
Gavranovic’s goal led Schalke to advance to the last eight in UEFA Champions league. Schalke’s best result in UEFA Champions League was the advancement to quarterBinal several years ago. Schalke set another record in the club’s history.
Felix Magath – It was diﬃcult to create pressure from the beginning but after we conceded we had nothing to lose Unai Emey – We can’t talk of bad luck tonight; we needed to be assertive and we weren’t
Legend Raul Raul who moved from Real Madrid to Schalke 04 at the start of this season stepped one more forward to his dream that is another UEFA Champions League win. When he was in Real Madrid, he experienced a win but in last five years, Real Madrid failed to be the last eight in Europe, which was an irony. Finally, Raul made to be the eight in Europe but in different club which is much smaller than Real Madrid. However, the size of club is doesn’t matter for him because Raul still plays football on pitch.
us quite poor records recently, Real Madrid was conquered and dominated champions 10 years After winning 7th Champions league, which was during the 1998 season, they won another 2000 and 2002.
If we take a look at the players at that time, these records looks quite obvious. David Beckham, Ronaldo, Zidane, Roberto Carlos, Guti, Figo, and Casillas. By just looking at the names, it looks that it is enough to excite fans. Which means Real Madrid was full of star
THE LEGEND OF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE Man of records
If we were to discuss the history of champions league, Real Madrid is the one that always appears to be the one of the most successful team: it won 9 champions league in total. Although Real Madrid showed
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players and it would not be possible to joint such team without talent. That's why, Raul Gonzalez, who joined first team of Real Madrid at the age of 17, is considered a hero of Real Madrid.
Real Madrid. He won La Liga 6 times, and was top scorer for 2 times. He was a humble and hardworking striker. He showed us the most accurate goal scoring ability. He is gifted, but has never self satisfied. This is the reason why he made himself stands out among the stars of Real Madrid. He was also an amazing ‘Problem solver’ as his top-scoring record of Champions league total shows us. He appeared in 140 games and scored 68 goals in Champions league. Van NistelRooy with scored 56 goals, Henry 55 goals, Shevchenko who scored 48 goals are still chasing him, but considering their team and their age, it seems like it is impossible to break Raul’s record. Lionel Messi who scored 31 goals is the only one who is considered as the one who can break his record. Yet, it is too early to tell that he can break Raul’s record. Also, Raul is still going. Although his uniform has changed to another team, he still takes part in Champions league. He added two goals in his new team that lead them to Raul Gonzalez qualify to the round of 16 stage.
In 741 games 323 goals. This was a gift that Raul gave to Real Madrid.Both Written by Sangwon Cheon & Jeff the number of Jung appearances and number of goals hasn’t achieved by anyone in
AS Roma VS Shakhtar
Adriano for the third goal.
Leg 1 Team information Roma is having a tough season. They were sixth in the league on 3rd March. In the Group Stage, Roma was in group E with Bayern Munich, Basle and CFR 1907 Cluj-Napoca. Bayern got the place easily. Roma lost two games and drew once. They got 10 points, which was not bad, but their goal difference was -1. Roma was the only team that went to the Round of 16 with a negative goal difference.
Shakhtar injury list: Fernandinho, Olexandr Kucher.
Shakhtar took a long winter break and On the other hand, Shakhtar surprised so did Roma It’s left wing, Willian, was many people because they ended up threatening to Roma: he made several top in the group H followed by beautiful crosses into the penalty box. Arsenal, Braga and Partizan Belgrade. Also, Brazilians on the Ukraine team Shaktar didn’t score a lot but they won made several chances but Roma’s 5 games and lost only one game in the goalkeeper, Doni saved them Emirate’s Stadium, London. Home team shot a lot but only three of Team report them were aimed to the goal. Totti’s Shakhtar never advanced to the corner was wide but De Rossi Round of 16 before although they recovered to pass the ball to Rodrigo attempted five times in the Group Taddei. Simone Perrotta’s heading was Stage before. aimed to far post and fortunately, Rat who is a Shakhtar defender scored an They have met in the 2006/07 season own goal. group stage and Roma won 4-0 at home while Shakhtar scored only one As soon as Roma received a free goal goal in Ukraine. from Rat, Shakhtar made a tie. It was Jadson. Again, Willian crossed from Shakhtar have won only once against left to Jadson and his low shot was Italian club and that was AS Roma. deflected by De Rossi and went beyond Doni. About ten minutes later, Both teams coaches met ten times they made another goal and this goal before, Roma’s coach won five out of was from Douglas Costa. He dribbled ten while Lucescu won only three from deep right corner and made an times. unstoppable goal. Roma injury list: Julio Sergio, David Italian home team didn’t give up. They Pizarro had to defeat this Ukraine team to make a better result not only in UEFA Champions League but also in their league. Although they tried to cope with this problem, Riise slipped which allowed Douglas to run in from the right side and assist Luiz
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So far, Shaktar scored all four goals in Rome. A French man saved Roma from the deep slump on the 61st minute but it wasn’t enough. If Doni didn’t save Shakhtar’s several counterattacks, there would have been more goal difference.
Shakhtar gust Shakhtar is a Ukraine football club. So far, Dinamo Kyev was the most famous Ukraine football club in UEFA Champions League but Shakhtar replaces their position recently. Their best result was third in the group stage but this time, they were on top and won in the Round of 16 away match to Italy’s capital city. Since they were established, they have won only one time against Italian club. Then, how was it possible that they beat Arsenal in the group H and Roma in the Round of 16? The main reason is Mircea Lucescu, the manager of Shakhtar Donetsk and his Brazilian players. This manager has managed this team for long time to make this successful result in UEFA Champions League and Ukraine league. Also, five Brazilian players; Jadson, Luiz Adriano, Willian, Douglas Costa and Eduardo contributed a lot.
Claudio Ranieri (Roma) – We weren’t lucky tonight but we won’t give up because it could be the other way around in Ukraine Mircea Lucescu (Shaktar) – I knew the level of my players and I was completely conBident they would give their all to achieve this result. Philippe Mexes-‐ we will be facing a very strong team happen in football.
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targeted and they were busy to commit fouls to block Shakhtar. Team information They just This Ukraine team won In Roma’s enjoyed this home which was pretty impressive. Roma has a big change that can threat game at home Shakhtar. Roma’s former forward, comfortably. Cincenzo Montella replaced Claudio st Ranieri’s place on 21 February. The first goal They met in the Group Stage in 2006/07 UEFA Champions League. Shakhtar won 1-0 in Ukraine while Roma won by four goals in Italy. This victory stopped Shakhtar’s five successive home wins against Italian opponents.
Team Report Fernandinho is back now. He is one of the famous Brazil connections and he scored about 20% of Shakhtar’s total goals scored. Shakhtar injury list: Kuchker, Dmytro Chygrinskly, Olexly Gay, Luiz Adiano Razvan Rat Roma injury list: Menez (suspension), Marco Cassetti (suspension), Adriano (not sure)
Match Report Simply, Shakhtar dominated this game in Ukraine. Roma’s shots were off
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was scored on the 18th minute. Willian scored quite easily. Roma players didn’t put pressure on him so it was too easy chance to this Brazilian. Roma kicked their chance away on 28th minute. Marco Borriello’s penalyy was blocked by the Shakhtar goalkeeper and Mexes’s red card was disaster.
the top clubs in East Europe in the past three years. In last UEFA Champions League, CSKA Moscow beat Sevilla FC in the Round of 16. The main reason why these clubs are having the heyday right now is because of owners’ investments. For example, the new owner of Shakhtar is the 148th wealthiest person in the world. He spent much money to make Shakhtar as the best team in Ukraine and East Europe.
In the second half, Willian and Eduardo East European teams will now be a big made a perfect part of the football market. second goal for Shakhtar and three minutes before the end, Mircea Lucescu – I expected a result Eduardo scored another goal that like this because I have trusted in my finalized the game. As a result, Shakhtar won against Roma by an aggregate score of 6-2. Shakhtar set its new record as well.
Football in East Europe Football is popular in Europe but basically in West and South Europe like England, Spain, Germany, Italy, etc. East Europe-based clubs have made some good result in UEFA Champions league and Europa League. Shakhtar is the last champion of UEFA Cup which is now Europa league. Shakhtar become one of
team; I trust in our preparations, in the atmosphere at our stadium Vincenzo Montella – I think we are improving and we shouldn’t be demoralized by this defeat – that was the main problem in the team when I arrived
Written by Jeff Jung
Manchester Utd VS Marsellie Leg 1 Manchester United, without some key players due to injuries, drew against Marsellie by 0-0. Manchester United or Marsellie now have to win in Old Trafford in order to qualify to the next stage of champions league.
possible. He still has respect for Alex Ferguson. "A goal away from home is always important â€” we didn't do that, that's a disappointment for me," Ferguson said. "At this stage of the competition, away goals count. But you have to say that Manchester United at home, we have a good chance."
During this game, the Portuguese winger, Nani was distubed by laser beam by the Marsellie Manchester United played without many key home fans from stand. Nani requested the UEFA players, such as Ryan Giggs, Rio Ferdinand, Anderson and Ji-sung Park, had to struggle when Official to further investigate this incident. playing against Marseille for the first game of the Leg 2 first knock down round of Champions League. Javier Hernandez led Manchester United to Manchester united placed Berbatov, Wayne Champions league Quarter Final Rooney and Nani upfront, and used 4-3-3 and Javier Hernandez, who joined Manchester United 4-5-1 formation. This formation is the formation for 10-11 season, scored two vital goals for that Alex Ferguson uses when Manchester Manchester united. Rooney, who was altruistic in United faces strong teams in Champions League this game, played as midfielder. Tournament. By reducing number of attackers, this makes the midfield denser, which will Manchester United conceded one own goal by ultimately balance attack and defense. Although, Wes Brown, who unfortunately headed the ball in many media predicted that Manchester united to his own goal, which Paul Scholes failed to will have a easy game, because most of its clear it away. starting players were injured, so Alex Ferguson However, the double by Chicharito led them to used this formation. qualify this stage of champions league. Although Wayne Rooney, Bervatov and Nani, Redsâ€™ rising star, were starting strikers, Manchester United failed to score. Bervatov was isolated from the team for the whole 90 minutes and Rooney showed poor performance this day: he played as a winger, which disappointed their away fans in France. Although Wayne Rooney is having a poor season, Marseille defenders were tightly marking Waryne Rooney and Bervatov. Marsellie focused on defense and relied on counter-attack. Gabriel Heinze, one of the star players of Marsellie and former Manchester United defender, led Marselliâ€™s defence. Their wingers tried many overlaps that threatened Manchester united few times. However, majority of them were inefficient. Gabriel Heinze mentioned that, he wanted to play for Manchester United again, if
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After the first goal, Manchester United dominated the game, and Marseille relied mostly on counter attack. Written by Sangwon Cheon
Barcelona VS Arsenal
Vermaelen, Bacary Sagna (suspended)
In the group stage, Arsenal was nit disappointing although they scored 18 goals which is the most goal scored among other 31 teams. Everyone expected Arsenal on top and Shakhtar or Braga as second. However, very surprisingly, Shaktar was above Arsenal in the group H.
• Barcelona injury list: Carles Puyol, Jeffren
Of course, Barcelona was on top in the group D followed by Copenhagen, Ubin Kazan and Panathinaikos. Group D is one of the easiest grounds to predict who will join the Round of 16. It looks obvious that Barcelona is the best in the world and the other three teams are from North or East Europe. Last year, they met in the quarterfinal but Barcelona beat Arsenal easily. I like Arsene Wenger’s playing style and his principle but I believe he should change it if he wants more trophies and especially the Big Ear. Team report • They met before in 2006 UEFA Champions League final and Barcelona was the winner. • The Gunners won all three home games in the Group Stage with 14 goals scored. • Barcelona lost only one time out of 15 away games. • Thierry Henry who experienced UEFA Champions League both in Arsenal and Barcelona is now in USA. • Csec Fabregas left Barcelona when he was young and he is still in Guardiola’s rader. • Javier Mascherano was in Liverpool so he knows how to beat Arsenal but it is matter that he is not in starting. • Arsenal injury list: Abou Diaby, Lukasz Fabianski, Thomas
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Match report From the beginning of the game, Arsenal oppressed Barcelona and they looked very urgent. They were totally different team compared to last year’s quarter final against Barcelona that ended with 2-2 in the Emirate’s Stadium. Samir Nasri who just came back from hamstring strain made beautiful free kick but Valdes saved it more beautifully. There was an Arsenal’s classic passing game by Walcott, Fabregas and Van Persie but Valdez did well this time. Barcelona also has several pass masters and they provided beautiful and easy chances to David Villa and Lionel Messi but both of them kicked those away from the goal. Szczesny who debuted UEFA Champions League was superb. However, finally, Messi and Villa combination made a great goal for Barcelona. There was a Messi’s decisive pass to Villa and he made a really easy goal beyond Szczesny. Arsenal tried to make tie but Van Persie missed several times although Jack Wilshere gave his best against Barcelona. Both team had many chances throughout the game but Messi, Villa and Van Persie missed all of them. On 78 minutes, Gael Clichy’s pass was delivered to Robin van Persie and ironically, he saw the little gap between Valdez and near post. It looked like there is no angle but he made it. He missed numerous easy goal chances but he made a really difficult goal. On 83 minutes, Nasri passed to Arshavin near penalty area and he scored quite late goal. Now, it’s 2-1,
Arsenal is leading. Even Guardiola’s last card, Adriano couldn’t make second goal for this Spanish club. Arsenal finally won against Barcelona in their home but the second game in Camp Nou will not be easy even though Pique won’t be there since he received his third yellow card in this game. A French professor, Arsene Wenger This old French gentleman has managed Arsenal FC since 1996. He is 61 years old and he has a master degree in economics from Strasbourg University. He’s a French but he can speak six languages; French, English, German, Spanish, Italian and Japanese. He played as a sweeper when he was young. He wasn’t that famous as a footballer but he is known for his managerial career. He was Nancy’s manager from 1984 to 1987. He was also in AS Monaco for 7 years. Surprisingly, He went to Japan to manage Nagoya Grampus Eight and he made great success in there. That was the reason how a manager in Japan could be Arsenal’s manager. Three FA Premier League wins, four FA Cups, 4 Community Shield and one runner-up in UEFA Champions League. He was nominated as the World Coach of the Decade for 2000s. In this game, Arsenal was losing until about 80 minutes. However, Arsene Wenger didn’t use any substitutes. He didn’t say the actual reason but I guess it was his tactic rather than a mistake. I think he worried about Arsenal’s teamwork. They seemed good just unlucky. As soon as David Villa was replaced with Keita, Arshavin was in and Song was out.
Barcelona without Villa means Messi is • Barcelona injury list: the only way to do attack so Wenger Carles Puyol, Gerad could think ‘there’s no need to defense Pique (suspended) any more.’ His second card, Bendtner • Arsenal injury list: was substituted on 77 minutes and Alex Song, Theo these two subs did great job. In fact, Walcott, Robin Van Andrey Arshavin made second goal! Persie(??)
Arsene Wenger – It was one of those special night and we needed to be a special team. The game promised a lot and it didn’t disappoint. Josep Guardiola – We dominated and more or less controlled the game. It’s a pity that we lost but these things happen in football. Johan Djourou – We know Barcelona are a a great team, and we all know about Lionel Messi, but don’t think it is only about him becaue he gets great sevice from other players.
Barcelona VS Arsenal From hero to zero? Arsenal lost 6-3 in total to Barcelona last year and at the Camp Nou, Messi was great. He scored four goals in that match. Last month, David Villa scored early goal but Van Persie and Andrey Arshavin saved this London club from big disappointment. However, this Villa’s goal will bring some advantage to Barcelona FC. Team report • Barceona won 11 ties in UEFA continental competition when they lost the first leg away from their home while they failed 12 times in total. • Arsenal won the first leg 15 times in total and they made quarterfinal 14 times out of 15.
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• Latest result: Barcelona won against Real Zaragoza with Keita’s only goal (1:0) • Latest result: Arsenal drew with Sunderland in its league (0:0) so they missed great chance to chase Manchester United while they lost against Chelsea. Match report It was Barcelona’s one side game. Arsenal couldn’t make a shoot but mysteriously, they scored one. It was Sergio Busquets’s own goal. It looked really great, by the way. It looked little tough to score against 9 defenders in Arsenal’s side but Iniesta, Xavi and Messi made two goals. Their passing’s were pinpoint and Messi was just like the Messi in FiFA 2011.
the final eight in UEFA Champions league. The problem was why Wenger played like this. He tried to copy Mourinho’s Inter Milan last year but they have to be more defensive after Van Persie received a red card. Last year, Mourinho made all 10 players to play under the half line after Stankovic was banned. Also, why Wenger used Rosciky, not Arshavin? Probably because he thought Rosciky is better at defence than Arshavin but if he wanted to do counter attack, they needed at least one fast runner like Arshavin.
Robin Van Persie’s red card was debatable because it might be hard to listen the referee’s whistle when 95,000 people made big noise. However, even if Robin Van Persie played, he couldn’t stop Barcelona’s pinpoint passing game. Arsene Wenger’s fault Arsene Wenger played very defensively in this game which is not a Arsenal’s style. This shows how much Wenger and Arsenal want to win the trophy. They failed the Carling Cup few weeks ago so they really wanted to be
Josep Guardiola – We are so happy with our performance and I think we deserve to be in the quarter-finals Arsene Wenger – We were beaten by a terrific side – the best in Europe. We are out, but when you play against Barcelona you know it will be diﬃcult. Arsene Wenger – We are frusted with his (Busacca’s) decision. It is very diﬃcult to understand his aitude. Cesc Fabregas – Great support from Arsenal fans. I take full blame for the result tonight. One of the worst moments of my life. I apologize. (twier)
Olympique Lyonnais vs Real Madrid Leg 1 The first clash of the strongest teams in La Liga and Ligue 1 ended with a 0-0 draw. Real Madrid again failed to get victory against Lyon. This is the 7th game between the two teams in 5 seasons and the French team had never lost to Real Madrid with 3 wins and 4 draws. Lyon was the team that knocked Real Madrid out of the UEFA Champions league. Real Madrid again failed to break the jinx. The two teams kept an intense atmosphere going on in the first half. Both teams played rough and it was obvious that Real Madrid players were trying really hard to break the jinx. However no goals were scored. As soon as the second half started, Real Madrid got a freekick in a very good spot. Christiano Ronaldo’s shot hit the crossbar. Few minutes later, Sergio Ramos’ header also landed on the crossbar leading Real Madrid’s player into
frustration. At 63rd minute, Mourinho switched Adebayor with Benzema. After a minute Benzema went on th e grounds, he got a pass from Ronaldo, dribbled past a defender and shot the ball to the back of the net. Desperately Lyon switched on Pjanic, Pied and Briand to strengthen the attacking line. Eventually at the 83rd minute Lyon succeeded to score an equalizer. Gourcuff’s cross hit a defender’s head and landed right in front of Gomis and he volleyed the ball which hit the back of the net. The game again reminded Real Madrid of the jinx. If Real Madrid does not defeat Lyon in the second leg, Real Madrid will again fail to advance into the last 8.
Real Madrid finally broke the ‘Lyon jinx’. At Bernabeu, Real Madrid triumphed over Lyon with a 3-0 score. This is the first victory in 8 games with Lyon. This victory led Real Madrid to advance to the next round with an aggregate score of 3-1. Advancement to the last 8 is the first time in 7 years for Real Madrid. Although Real Madrid holds the record for most number of champions, it wasn’t able to get past the round of 16 since 2004. Real Madrid dominated the whole game. For 65 minutes, Lyon didn’t have any shots. Marcelo scored the first goal. At the 37th minute, Marcelo did a 1 – 2 play with Ronaldo, dribbled past defenders and hit the ball to the back of the net. Following Marcelo’s goal, Benzema also succeeded to score at the 66th minute with a 1 on 1 chance with Lyon’s goalkeeper. 10 minutes later Di Maria’s goal finished the game off. Real Madrid is to play Tottenham Hotspurs which is a relatively easy game. Written by Robin Kil
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FC Copenhagen vs Chelsea FC Leg 1
Chelsea succeeded to pull off a 0-2 clean victory against the Danish team on its away game. Nicolas Anelka scored one goal in each half and reminded the fans of his value as a striker. The previous weekend, Chelsea had lost to Everton and failed to win the FA Cup two seasons in a row. This victory allowed Chelsea to relax.
goals. Fernando Torres again failed to score his debut goal for Chelsea. Chelsea as a result of this game has an easier game at home. It can certainly advance to the last 8 unless Chelsea fails to keep the aggregate score to its advantage at home.
Although Chelsea drew with Copenhagen 0-0, because of the 0-2 win at away, with 2-0 17th minute, Anelka took advantage of the former aggregate score it advanced to the last 8. Chelsea player Gronkjaer’s horrible pass and dribbled into a 1 on 1 position with the goalie and Since Chelsea had a clean victory at the away finished off with a clean right foot shot. Chelsea game, it was in a situation where it could play kept on leading the game with Malouda and easily at home. Drogba and Anelka were up top Torres continuously attacking and thus confusing with Lampard supportingg from behind them. By the defenders. playing most of the starters Chelsea manager Ancelotti showed his determination to make sure The first half ended with no more goals. Just 9 Chelsea get through to the next round. minutes after the second half started, Lampard’s through pass allowed Anelka again to score Despite the numerous attempts, Chelsea easily. This made 0-2 to the away team and attackers failed to score. Copenhagen Anelka, with 7 goals, was tied with Samuel Eto’o goalkeeper Wiland was undoubtedly the man of in the top scorer ranking table. the match. He was the main obstacle that prevented the Chelsea forwards from scoring Anelka was switched off and Drogba replaced goals for the home fans. him and Ancelotti explained that this decision was for Drogba to have a rest for the next As soon as the second half started Drogba got a fixturea. Drogba failed to get another goal for perfect cross but missed just to the left of the Chelsea and the game ended with Anelka’s 2 post. Later on, Mikel’s header hit the crossbar: Chelsea was surely unlucky. Ancelotti, since the game wasn’t flowing to Chelsea’s advantage, switched Torres and Malouda on. But even them could not get the ball past Wiland. Even though Chelsea advanced to the next round, this disappointing game is surely worrying.
Written by Robin Kil
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Chelsea - Mission Impossible? This is Chelsea’s current address... After the victory over Manchester United, Chelsea is starting to come back to its deadly form. If Chelsea wins another Manchester United game, it is certainly not a mission impossible to win the league, two seasons in a row. Chelsea has gotten into round of 8 in the UEFA Champions league and has reached 3rd in the league. Its victory over the Manchester teams (Man U and Man City) brought it back to a position where winning the league is possible. If Chelsea gains another 3 points in the away game at Old Trafford, there is only a 3 point difference between Manchester United and Chelsea. Arsenal is currently only 4 points ahead of Chelsea. Now, no one knows who is going to ranked first in the league. Manchester United is currently severely suffering from lack of players due to numerous injuries in the team and Arsenal is definitely not motivated enough right now.
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In order for Chelsea to regain its champion place, everything has to be perfect. Torres needs to get his destructive form back: he hasn’t been able to score his debut goal yet. David Luiz is certainly a great signing, since he has been displaying outstanding performances recently. Currently most of the Chelsea squad is back and fit from injury. Chelsea captain John Terry stated in an interview, “We will never give up. We will have to continue winning and watch what happens eventually.” He is enthusiastic about the revival of Chelsea and the possibility to win both the Champions league and the premier league. With Drogba and Anelka gradually reviving, Lampard coming back, Luiz defending well and other player being enthusiastic, Chelsea is certainly not heading for a mission impossible. If Chelsea manages to win most of their leftover games this season, it still has a chance to regain its glory.
Rising Goal-Getters in EPL Newest transfers and injuries have given these following strikers chances to appear in the English Premier League games. These strikers have currently put on excellent performances and their form is destructive.
Demba Ba Club: West Ham Age: 25 Nationality: Senegal Ba is undoubtedly the striker with the best form in the past few gameweeks. The French-born Senegalese has scored 4 goals in just 5 appearances. It is not all 90-minute games, he has done this all in just 340 minutes. West Ham got Demba Ba this January from 1899 Hoffenheim. In Hoffenheim he scored 40 goals in 103 appearances which is a remarkable result considering his young age. Ba also has scored in a FA Cup game for West Ham and the manager Avram Grant is very happy with this new striker. Grant said after the West Brom game, "It is very difficult to mark him (Ba) and he hits the target. That is what you want from a striker. I think twice they cleared off the line. I think this is the most important thing for a striker. Movement and hit the target – and that is what he did. And he can play anywhere – right, left, behind." Ba might be the savior for West Ham to pull them out of relegation.
Carlos Vela Club: West Bromwich Albion (on loan from Arsenal) Age: 22 Nationality: Mexico Already well-known as a young substitute striker in Arsenal, Carlos Vela has shown his potential once again at his new team WBA. In just 2 appearances (28
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minutes in total), he got two of his shots at the back of the net. This amazing result shows that this Mexican is certainly a decent goal-getter. His young age is also promising since he has a long career left and much space for him to improve even more.
Leon Best Club: Newcastle United Age: 24 Nationality: Ireland The English- born Irish has been rewarded the chance to show his talent off. After Carroll left for Liverpool, Newcastle United is trying to find a replacement in the attacking line. Leon Best is one of the candidates and his recent form is promising. 6 goals and 1 assist in 10 appearances is a result that cannot be neglected. His deadly form started with his hat-trick against West Ham with another 3 goals in 5 games. Leon Best might be the right goal-getter that can maintain Newcastle’s spectacular performance this season.
Daniel Sturridge Club: Bolton Wanderers (on loan from Chelsea) Age: 21 Nationality: England This young English striker is clearly a capable football player. He has already shown his ability in numerous appearances for Chelsea. Despite his young age, he has scored 6 goals and 6 assists in the past 3 seasons and now this season, he is starting to show his full talent. In just 5 appearances for Bolton he has scored 4 goals. A 4 goal streak: one per one game. He wasn’t able to score against Aston Villa but he was sure a threat to the defenders of Villa. Only 21 years old, Daniel Sturridge has the potential to develop into one of the most capable goalgetters in the league.
Written by Robin Kil
Have you heard of funky buddha How Premier leaguers party in London In the central part of London, May Fair, there are many famous brand shops, hotels and great vehicles around. When the city starts to get darker, restaurants and pubs start to get ready for customers. Although there are many great pubs and restaurants, there is one place which is full of people all the time. It is called Funky Buddha, the best night club in London. Funky Buddha is famous for many English Premier League players visiting and drinking there. Unlike other clubs in London, only people with a membership card and their friends can go into Funky Buddha. However, even if VIPs try to come in, if that customer is tipsy, and cannot drink anymore, he/she is not allowed to come in. Now people might wonder, how is this place full of people then? This is because many people go to the entrance of Funky
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Buddha, to see EPLâ€™s star players such as
and many other clubs in London, come to
the club. Many away players to London
When you go into the club, there are a
also visit Funky Buddha after they have a
variety of coloured LED lights. There are
game. Players prefer staying in VIP rooms,
always people dancing in the club, trying
because many fans try to run in to them
to meet new people. According to the
outside. So, there are many body guards
owner of Funky Buddha, Usherâ€™s songs are
standing outside the VIP door.
the most popular songs in the club English Premier league players normally go to Funky buddha on Tuesday. This is because after they play a match at weekends and have recovery sessions on Monday and Tuesday, they have a rest on Wednesday. Most of the time, players from Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham
Cesc Fabregas with the owner of Funky Buddha
The money that football players use
never stays in the
to party is huge. Firstly, to stay in
room he paid for, he
rooms, each person has to pay £800 .
There are some players who spend
around and tries to
£15,000 just on one night. Although,
meet new people.
normal people cannot afford this
He is not only
amount of money, this is nothing for
famous in Stamford
football players. Wayne Rooney is
Bridge, but also
known to earn approximately £22,500
per week, so this shows the high
standard of living of English Premier leaguers. There are other celebrities who go
John Terry loves singing in front of people. In
to Funky Buddha quite often, other than
football players. For example, Lewis
Chelsea hosted a Christmas party, Terry
anything can happen when players
Hamilton (F1), Puff Daddy (Singer),
was singing by using a Karaoke
drink. However, when both teams come
Prince Harry and his friends have
machine. According to the people who
to the club, staff try to make sure the
partied in Funky Buddha. Many football
were at that party he was holding the
Arsenal players do not get close to the
players get to socialize with many other
microphone for several hours. Although,
celebrities in Funky Buddha. For
it is different for players, the majority of
football players, it is a great place to
the players normally return home at 3
the English premier league football
have a party with many celebrities.
players not only play football well but
According to Funky Buddha,
The main reason, why Funky
To sum up, this culture shows that
also they are gregarious. This could be
players do not normally drink Vodka
Buddha is the most popular night club
very different in Asian leagues, as
unless they are having a Christmas
is that the paparazzi cannot come into
drinking alcohol is against some of the
party or they have won the English
the club. Although many paparazzi have
countries’ religions such as Muslim.
Premier league. They normally drink
tried to get into the club with small
champagne and cocktails, and they
cameras and camcorders, due to tight
only drink little, as they have at least
security, they all failed to do so. When
one game per week during the season.
players return home, staff from the club
Didie Drogba is known to be the most sociable person in the club. He
help players to get rid of paparazzi. This is why many footballers prefer going to Funky Buddha rather than other night club. Staff of Funky Buddha said that, when there is an Arsenal and Tottenham game, also known as North London Derby, staff are very cautious. This is because, although players know each other personally,
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Written by Tony Kim
DULWICH EXCLUSIVE FIFA 2011 Competition
Semi-finalists Joel Glover, Sergio Chinchilla, Rikesh Parekh, Michael Hsiao (From left to Right) Winner of game 1: Sergio Chinchilla (1:0) Winner of game 2: Rikesh Parekh (3:2)
Real Madrid 2 – Tottenham 4 The game started with an intense atmosphere with the spectacular video that was shown before the match. The 8irst part of the match was carried out with cautious plays. On the 36th minute, with a great dribble and a perfect 1-‐2 pass, Christiano Ronaldo scored. There was a great pass from Kaka on the right. But, Tottenham wasn’t that easily defeated. Defoe’s through pass to Kranjcar made an easy chance to score and Mr.Parekh made it a tie. 1-‐1. Second half began and soon after Defoe won a penalty. He was to kick it himself and aimed top right. It struck the back of the net. The score was 1-‐2. There was another beautiful shot from Defoe but Pepe blocked the ball. On the 65th minute, Pepe blocked two other Corluka and Modric’s shots. On the 77th minute, Higuain made an easy chance for Ronaldo and he scored again. This goal made it 2-‐2. However, Defoe dribbled the ball alone from his half and scored just after Ronaldo scored. Mr Parekh’s Spurs took the lead again. On the 92th minute, Van der vaart had a perfect chance. He shot with his left foot over the defenders which went into the top left corner of Real Madrid’s goal.
Winner of FIFA 2011 competition
Final score was 2-‐4 and Tottenham (Mr.Parekh) won the 2011 Dulwich FIFA competition.
Defending champion won his second FIFA 2011 title Practice makes Perfect? Rikesh Parekh who is best known as last year’s FIFA 2011 competition winner, and he won the same competition for two consecutive years. The final score for the final game was 4-2 (Tottenham Hotspurs VS Real Madrid). This game could be foreshadowing the upcoming Champions League Quarter finals. Rikesh Parekh is also a current head coach for U19 boys Junior Varisty team. Is he actually the best PS3 FIFA 2011 player?, or were students being nice to the defending champion?
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DULWICH EXCLUSIVE Interview with mr.hegarty !
1. As a Scottish football fan, can you tell us anything interesting about the Scottish league? Without wishing to sound totally biased (which I am!), Celtic were the first British team and the only Scottish team to win the European Cup (now the Champions League) in 1967, defeating Inter Milan 2-1 in Lisbon. Every single player in the Celtic team that day (including subs) were born and lived within a 30-mile radius of the Celtic Park stadium! Imagine that! Basically every player from the same city! I very much doubt that this feat will ever be repeated, especially in European Football!
2. What do you think about the relatively small size of the league? Do you want more teams? There has been talk of changing the SPL set-up, especially in trying to make the Scottish First Division a little more interesting and similar in format to ‘The Championship’ in England. One of the frustrations in the SPL is that it is the same two teams challenging for honours every year! Many of the smaller teams struggle when they reach the SPL, although Inverness Caledonian Thistle seem to contradict that point! I would love to see Celtic and Rangers joining the Premier League or a ‘midweek’ European league, but it’s not going to happen anytime soon!
3. Why do you support Celtic? I was born in Glasgow and lived there for a few years and many of my family members follow Celtic FC. My mother’s cousin (Paul McStay) was the captain of Celtic and Scotland in the 1990s and played over 600 games for the club. I had very little choice in supporting anyone else really! Even my Gran follows the results closely!
4. Who do you think is/was the best player at Celtic? A very difficult question! In my time as a fan I have had the pleasure of watching some great players at the club, including: Henrik Larsson, Paulo Di Canio, Pierre Van Hooijdonk, Mark Viduka, Lubo Moravcik and Shunsuke Nakamura! But personally my favourite player was Chris Sutton. Not an obvious choice, but we signed him from Chelsea for 5 million pounds in 2000 and he turned out to be a wonderful signing. He had an amazing capacity to play as a central defender, central midfielder and as a centre
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forward! He was consistently good in each of those positions! I don’t remember ever seeing him having a bad game for the club! He should definitely have received more England caps!
5. If you can bring any player to Celtic park, whom do you want to bring? Ever since Alan Stubbs left for Everton in 2001, defending well has been a problem for us! Of course I would love to see a Fabregas, Xavi or Messi wearing the Hoops, but I would actually choose the Barca defender Gerard Pique! He is technically superb, consistent and a very creative footballer who seems to be getting better and better! Alex Ferguson must be kicking himself for letting him leave Manchester United!
6. If you can release any players from Celtic, whom are you going to release? We have a Dutch defender (Glenn Loovens) in the squad who just never looks comfortable when he plays in the first team. We have loaned him out to F.C Copenhagen and I’m hoping he stays there!
7. Compare to other clubs in Scottish league or even European leagues, Celtic bought quite many Asian players (Shunsuke Nakamura, Ki Sung Yeung, Cha Du-Ri). What do you think about these signings? It is clear that although our club has very little debt (9 million pounds) in comparison to other major European clubs, we simply cannot contend financially with many other major teams! It is now rare to see Celtic spending more than 2-3 million on a player! To combat this, the club now tries to unearth new talent in Africa and Asia. Many good young players are picked up at a very early age in Europe, so we as a club have looked to the East. The J-League is now a very strong league and there are many excellent Japanese and Korean players emerging, if we can get these players first and gain new fans in Asia too, that’s not a bad thing!
German Bundesliga Back in Top 3 Leagues in a Decade On February 26th, the ranking table displayed on the official UEFA website changed. German Bundesliga was in 3rd and Italian Serie A fell to 4th. The leagues were ranked by the number of points that reflects the past 5 years of the league’s results. The results include the leagues’ teams’ behavior in the UEFA Champions league and the Europa league. Bonus points are given if teams get to round of 8. With 68,103 points, German Bundesliga triumphed over Italian Serie A (59,981 points) by 8,122 points. Spanish La Liga finished off second with 77,329 points and English Premierleague kept its 1st place with 82,928 points. After German Bundesliga started to fall since 2001, it never came back to the Big 3 leagues. However, in 2008 it finally got its 4th place back by beating the French league. Last year with only 131 points behind Serie A, German Bundesliga was already known to come back this season. And now, in a decade, German Bundesliga is back in the Big 3. The reason for this triumph is Bayern Munich and Schalke 04’s good results in the UEFA Champions league and Leverkusen’s advance into the round of 16 in the Europa league. In contrast, all the Italian teams in the Europa League failed to advance and two of the 3 teams displayed poor performances in
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the Champions league round of 16. Being in the Big 3 gives so many more privileges to the league. It is offered one more ticket to the UEFA Champions league. This means that from next season (2012~2013), 1st~4th in the league will get a chance to enter the UEFA Champions league and 5th and 6th can enter the Europa Leauge. One of the Bundesliga officials stated that, “This is the result of our hard working and preparation. We are aiming for the Spanish La Liga now.” German Bundesliga fans are surely excited since they can see more teams in the UEFA tournaments and proudly claim their league one of the Big 3 leagues.
Written by Robin Kil
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Who should have really won
2010 FIFA Ballon d’Or Award? Xabi Alonso
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Footballers praying for Japan
As all of us know about a disaster in Japan which happened on 2011.03.11. The earthquake size was known to be 9.0 and the fifth strongest earthquake ever. Many football supporters and Japanese football players playing in European leagues tried to tell people about the earthquake. (Top left) On Barcelona and Sevilla game, they were taking picture with a banner that says, “we are with you Japan”. (Bottom left) Arsenal players brought a banner that says “WE ARE WITH YOU JAPAN” Arsenal currently has one Japanese hot prospect in its Reserve team (Top right) Uchida who is currently playing for Schalke 04 tried to ask for help by writing short sentence on his shirt. (Bottom right) Another Japanese player, Nagatomo, who is currently on loan at Inter milan wrote “You’ll never walk alone.” on Japanese flag.
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15 Hasigaowa Location: Chifeng, Inner Mongolia Loan Use: purchase goods and merchandise run a milking station 3000RMB Wokai loan to buy in goods for everyday use with the plan of slowly expanding the scope of the shop. Created August 19, 2010 Loan Size: $450 Wu Yong, Location: Fulin Jinguang Sishe I am 42 years old. There are four people in my family. One of our kids went straight to work right after graduating from high shoo last year; and the younger one is still a sophomore in high school. Created September 6 2010 Loan size: $750 Loan Use: Breed fish He Ping Location: Yilong, Sichuan Loan Use: transport the chickens and ducks I am He Ping, I live in Shuangsheung town.I need to raise and support my wife, daughter, who is 16, and my son, who is 10 months old. This time, I want to apply for another 4000 yuan to buy chickens and expand the scale of my business. 29 Ninety M - March
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