Posts Tagged ‘Chelsea’

There’s not enough comfort words in the world right now to make me feel not so betrayed at the decision of Fernando Torres to move to Chelsea FC. That is why i let 24 hours passed before i make any comment  or else i will be like a lot of Liverpudlians, whom over the weekend, has been under so much anxiety when news of El Nino’s mega transfer was first bandied about, that every words you can likened to a traitor has been hurled at Traitorres Torres. Will he or will he not do it? On my part, i always believed that El Nino is loyal to the Kops but i have my doubts. In the end all my denials of his transfer has turned into acceptance and we cannot really blame him. Its a good thing i like him more a lot as Fernando Torres the person and not Fernando Torres, Liverpool’s #9. To be completely honest about it, Xabi Alonso’s transfer to Real Madrid hurt me more than the Torres transfer saga because until now i still cant fathom why Liverpool let go of him in the first place. Just to be clear about it, i hope i will not hear Torres saying that he always wanted to play for Chelsea, etc. Because it will be a big lie. I hope his decision will not backfire on him, the way i see it Chelsea will never be able to win the Premiership this year and i hope he won’t be injury-prone!



These are the unwritten rules of soccer, football, basketball, and baseball. If you are really a fan of any of these teams, this applies to you:

You cannot like Real Madrid if you like Barcelona. You cannot like Real Madrid if you like Atlético Madrid, either.

You cannot like Manchester United if you like Chelsea. You cannot like Man U if you like Liverpool, either. And you can’t like Liverpool if you like Chelsea.


Oh John Terry snubbed by ex BFF Wayne Bridge. It might be childish on Bridge’s part but i would do the same too had i been in Wayne’s cleat…

And Piers Morgan hit the nail on the head when he gave his own opinion in this tawdry Terrygate…
Thanks Dailymail

I am honored to say that I watched two of the historical games of Premier League last Saturday and I’m in awe, seriously. Sunderland has finally, FINALLY beat their arch-rival Newcastle United at home for the FIRST TIME in 28 YEARS.  And the Stan Cummins curse has been lifted. Sunderland hit man Michael Chopra who used to be a Newcastle said:  “It’s been 28 years since Sunderland beat Newcastle on Wearside and if ever there is a time to beat Newcastle, the time is now because of everything that has been going on up there.” Seriously Keano’s Sunderland is a different club right now. Imagine this is also the team that had not won at Tottenham for 30 years until August.

On the other hand, Liverpool ended Chelsea’s 4 year unbeaten home run. It was an exciting game and a nail-biting one and when  Alonso struck in the ninth minute when his 20-yard shot deflected off Jose Bosingwa and left Petr Cech wrong-footed and voila, GOAL! I was jumping up and down by then and my mother scolded me saying I am not at Stamford to wildly cheer like that, her words not mine. It was Chelsea’s first defeat under Scolari but Liverpool were always in charge of a pulsating contest at Stamford Bridge and look real title contenders on this form. But Steven Gerrard served a reminder that Liverpool had achieved nothing yet. “To win this league and become champions you have to handle the pressure of being at the top,” he said. “That’s the challenge now.” Ooh. Ease up Stevie; I have a real good feeling at this one. Go, Liverpool.

Manchester United and Portugal’s very own winger Cristiano Ronaldo is betted to be the clear winner in this December 2, 2008 Ballon d’Or ceremony, that’s is if Sir Alex Ferguson have anything to do about it. What Ronaldo did for Manchester United as well as the Champion’s League should be credited and he will be very surprised if CR7 will not get it. Sir Alex further said that he will personally sign to his team the winner of Ballon d’Or if its not Ronaldo. I wish it was Messi, i really really wanna see him play in the Premier League… Just kidding.

This year’s shortlist was quite a surprise as the list was reduced to 30 and big names were ommitted such as Ronaldinho, Henry, and past winners Schevchenko and Fabio Cannavarro, but considering their performance of last year, need we say anything about it.

Euro2008 Champ Spain boasted 7 players in the shortlist, 3 from Manchester United, 3 from Chelsea and Steven Gerrard of Liverpool. And for the complete listing, see below:

The full list of nominees is as follows:

Emmanuel Adebayor (Arsenal), Togo
Sergio Agüero (Atletico Madrid), Argentina
Andrei Arshavin (Zenit St. Petersburg), Russia
Michael Ballack (Chelsea), Germany
Karim Benzema (Lyon), France
Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus), Italy
Iker Casillas (Real Madrid), Spain
Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United), Portugal
Didier Drogba (Chelsea), Ivory Coast
Samuel Eto’o (FC Barcelona), Cameroon
Cesc Fabregas (Arsenal), Spain
Fernando Torres (Liverpool FC), Spain
Steven Gerrard (Liverpool FC), England
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Inter Milan), Sweden
Kaka (AC Milan), Brazil
Frank Lampard (Chelsea), England
Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona), Argentina
Pepe (Real Madrid), Portugal
Franck Ribéry (Bayern Munich), France
Wayne Rooney (Manchester United), England
Marcos Senna (Villarreal), Spain
Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), Spain
Luca Toni (Bayern Munich), Italy
Edwin van der Sar (Manchester United), Netherlands
Rafael van der Vaart (Hamburg SV/Real Madrid), Netherlands
Ruud van Nistelrooy (Real Madrid), Netherlands
Nemanja Vidic (Manchester United), Serbia
David Villa (Valencia CF), Spain
Xavi (FC Barcelona), Spain
Youri Zhirkov (CSKA Moscow), Russia

They are the best in the soccer world. England-based players have grabbed all the prize at the UEFA Awards Ceremony in Monaco on August 28,2008. Last season Champion’s League were a memorable one as Chelsea, Manchester United and Liverpool, all EPL team, reached the semifinals. And the battle between two of england’s top team ManU and Chelsea in the finals ends with the former beating the latter on penalties.  

Twenty players were chosen by a team of UEFA technical observers who watched each Champions League match last season. They selected five players in each category of goalkeepers, defenders, midfielders and attackers. 17 out of these 20 players were from EPL. And then votes were cast by coaches of the 16 teams who reached the knockout phase of the 2007-08 Champions League. And here is the results:

UEFA club goalkeeper of the year – Petr Cech (Chelsea)

UEFA club defender of the year – John Terry (Chelsea)

UEFA club midfielder of the year – Frank Lampard (Chelsea)

UEFA club forward of the year – Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United)

Cristiano Ronaldo also took home UEFA’S Club Footballer of the Year award.

Another one for my growing collection.

Another one for my growing collection.

CR7 had a sensational year, scoring 42 goals in all competitions, 8 goals for Manchester United in the Champions League, including a fabulous header in the final game in Moscow versus Chelsea.