Archive for January, 2009

Manchester United winger Cristiano Ronaldo has rediscovered his inner football tiger instinct as he scored a couple of goals when Man United demolished West Brom adding three points to their standing in the Premier League and 3 points ahead of Liverpool. Although he was back in form, CR7 says that it still hard for him to be as good as last season.

The uber confident CR7 further says that he is worth as much as Kaka and maybe more as he likens himself to a luxury car, to quote:  “It’s like cars. Some cars are better than others, that’s why they’re more expensive. It’s the same with players. But this is only my opinion.”

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Meanwhile CR7 can be seen in the new Nike advertisement, a hotspot technology advertisement that allows the viewers the option to instantly purchase the products they see being advertised on screen. In the ad, you can see CR7 running around the pitch  and stripping off after the match. Buyers can click on his shirt, shorts and undergarments to buy it instantly. You can see the yummy commercial here.

If only you could buy CR7 along with it, i’ll be the happiest gal in the world. He look so yummy in that advert. Yum, yum.

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It seems it has been an unsettling week for our dear Manchester United winger Cristiano Ronaldo as there is always something or someone who wants to play mind game with him.

Firstly, he was forced to deny again of his dream of becoming a Galacticos, no other than by himself. He has insisted over and over again that he was happy staying at Old Trafford. But Spain 20 minutos paper says that there was indeed a deal to bring CR7 to Real Madrid, the third agreement reached with his representative, Jorge Mendes, and was worth €80 million with resigned Real Madrid President Ramon Calderon. An agreement completed before the scandal over voting which saw Calderón’s demise. So maybe it is safe to say that the agreement is considered null now and that’s the reason why Sir Alex was making noise that they won’t sell CR7 even if the selling price is more than what is offered to Kaka by the funniest FC in the Premier League – Manchester City.

Secondly, his driving skill is being questioned as much as his diving skills. But CR7 insisted that he is a fairly good driver despite crashing his Ferrari. He said he has never had an accident in six years but he got unlucky and his Ferrari caught oil on the road and goodbye Ferrari.

Thirdly, his much awaited goal since November 15 happened – in a penalty. In the topsy-turvy contest against Derby County for the Carling Cup, Manchester United reached the final in a scrambled play that is so unlike the way the ManU played. But then if not for CR7 goal the game could lead to extra time and with Derby County?!!!?

What a week it was but there’s also some interesting side notes to all of this. It seems CR7 was caught with a new blonde on his arm and she doesn’t look like Alyona Haynes. The new girl? Well if seems CR7 treats all those willing girls salivating for him like underwear but then who are we to judge.

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A day after he was crowned FIFA World Player of the Year in Zurich with the distinction of becoming the first Premier League player to do so, Manchester United winger Cristiano Ronaldo, who sweeps soccer top individual honors for 2008, is at the crossroad of his life and I’m asking where is he going from here? I’m mad for Liverpool FC but CR7 is one of my favorite footie players and for me he is one of the many who epitomes sexy football to borrow the phrase of former Chelsea, Newcastle and Feyenoord manager Ruud Gullit when he was waxing lyrical about it. There is such joy in watching CR7 plays football and I’m worried that in the past few months CR7 has forgotten to play sexy football. I know CR7 missed the start of this season because of recuperation from an injury. And we saw how he has struggled to regain his form. He has eight league goals, and the last came in November. Should we be worried? In his case, I think not. The spark that used to be so much a part of him was just dimmed but not completely missing.  Whatever hold Sir Alex Ferguson had on him that is making him the way he is now, I believed Sir Alex has something to do with it. Some of us know what the Man U manager is capable of doing in psyching up his players and other people. CR7 should have the guts to follow his dream and to break off the hold Sir Fergie has on him.

On the other topic, the recently concluded FIFA Awarding in Zurich showcased the best in the football world. It should be noted that nearly half the list of best players coming from the Premier League and another third from La Liga. Also, FIFA has the distinction of herding in Ronaldo, Messi, Fernando Torres, Kaka and Xavi Hernandez in the middle of the season to sit in a room on the off-chance that they might win an award. Ronaldo received 136 first-place votes and 935 points in a worldwide poll of national team captains and coaches. He was followed by Barcelona and Argentina midfielder Lionel Messi (678) and Liverpool and Spain striker Fernando Torres (203), with the results announced by Brazilian great Pele.

 

AC Milan and Brazil midfielder Kaka, the 2007 winner, was fourth (183), followed by Barcelona and Spain midfielder Xavi Hernandez (155), Liverpool and England midfielder Stephen Gerrard (98) and Barcelona and Cameroon striker Samuel Eto’o (58),

 

CR7 was widely expected to win after bagging the Ballon D’Or as European player of the year and World Soccer magazine’s player of the year. Before the announcement, the orchestra at the Zurich Opera House gave a not-so-subtle hint by playing an aria from Handel’s “Rinaldo.”

Ronaldo is the second Portuguese to receive the award. Luis Figo won in 2001.

 

Below are the complete list the world’s best players in football world.

 

1 Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United)

2 Lionel Messi (Barcelona)

3 Fernando Torres (Liverpool)

4 Kaka (AC Milan)

5 Xavi (Barcelona)

6 Steven Gerrard (Liverpool)

7 Samuel Eto’o (Barcelona)

8 Iker Casillas (Real Madrid)

9 Andres Iniesta (Barcelona)

10 David Villa (Valencia)

11 Andrei Arshavin (Zenit St Petersburg)

12 Frank Lampard (Chelsea)

13 Didier Drogba (Chelsea)

14 Michael Ballack (Chelsea)

15 Cesc Fabregas (Arsenal)

16 Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Inter Milan)

17 Emmanuel Adebayor (Arsenal)

18 Franck Ribery (Bayern Munich)

19 Ruud van Nistelrooy (Real Madrid)

20 Sergio Aguero (Atletico Madrid)

21 John Terry (Chelsea)

22 Gigi Buffon (Juventus)

23 Deco (Chelsea)

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It could have ended differently but it turned out all right. Manchester United winger Cristiano Ronaldo was shaken when he got out of his completely crushed Ferrari after he lost control of the car on the A538 Wilmslow Road, near Manchester Airport. The car spun on the side of the tunnel and then it impacted to cause it to lose a front wheel and then ricocheted off the wall and then crashed. Team mate Edwin Van der Sar was travelling behind CR7 car when it happened. The two, in separate cars, were on their way to training at United’s Carrington Complex. Police who started their inquiry is going to question Van Der Sar on the speed of CR7 driving.

It looks like CR7 was not able to handle the speed of the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano, a V12 engined car that can do a 0-62mph in 3.7 seconds and it is hugely fast with sensational acceleration. He imported the car just two days ago from Portugal after spending his New Year there with family and agent. The front of the car was completely totalled and it was indeed a miracle that CR7 was unharmed. Thank goodness he still have a fleet of cars to drive.

Inquiries regarding the crash is continuing and it looks like the investigation will focus on the speed of CR7 driving as he gave a negative breath test when the officers arrived on the scene of the accident.

What were you thinking CR7? Are you testing the car to see if it could DIVE? 

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Latest Update:

CR7 has reportedly told his family that his car, the Ferrari he bought last December 19 in Portugal, skidded on a moisture and oil on the road which cause the car to clipped a roadside barrier then bounced off a wall and then crashed. He said he was not to blame for the accident.  The crash left debris all over the road and the car windscreen was shattered, the left wing mirror was ripped off and the front totally demolished. Mama Dolores was said to be shocked of the accident but CR7 assured her that it was nothing more than a scare despite of the totalled condition of the car.

Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates his New Year with his family and agent. He was staying at the Savoy Hotel in the Madeira Island off the coast of Portugal for a much needed R and R and of course to help celebrate his mother’s birthday on December 31. To those of you looking for his latest skank in the family picture you won’t find her or any evidence of her as Mama Dolores was there to stand watch. Anyway I hope that this few days of fun would do him a lot of good and as I said in my earlier blog would finally find that missing spark in him to bring back the CR7 that we know and won all those awards last year. CR7 was also spotted visiting his sister’s boutique in Funchal. Enjoy the pictures below as he celebrates his Mom’s birthday and his pool relaxation.

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I’ve been trying to surf the net on the official release date of The Twilight Saga: The Official Guide, honestly i’ve been climbing the walls now what with all this waiting, har har. Although it is not confirmed yet, the 256 pages The Twilight Saga: The Official Guide set to be released on February 1, 2009 as touted by some internet bookstore is now going to be released on September 2009. OMG, its far far too long. Why? Why? Why? And then i saw this article and said that Amazon.ca  release date for the guide is December 2009!!! and they were planning to include The Midnight Sun from this guide that’s why it’s taking so long. What?!? I’m overreacting i know, but we’ve been waiting for so long now. The best they could do is to give us the date so that there will be end to all this speculations.

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It seems Manchester United winger believe in the fact that if you often say it enough it will come across as true. CR7 has reiterated, again, that he is happy staying at Old Trafford and has pledged his future to ManU and Sir Alex Ferguson. So news about him being persistently bandied by Spanish media on his eventual move to Spanish giant Real Madrid at the end of this season was denied categorically by our dear Footballer of the year. CR7 is happy at present and he is thankful to the fans who always believed in him. And he owed allegiance to Sir Alex who was a crucial figure in his carrer. In an unofficial interview CR7 was quoted:  ” He’s (Sir Alex Ferguson) always helped me and I said to him, ‘I want to be part of this club with you. I want to win trophies with you.’ He’s very important in my career.” Take note and read between the lines, with you. Once Sir Alex retires, which many believe is  in the near future, I doubt CR7 will stay.

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phot courtesy of www.usoccers.com