Sunday, November 25, 2012

AFF Suzuki Cup 2012. Title Defense Starts

Can We Do It

The moment been waiting finally here. Malaysia or Harimau Malaya will start their title defense by facing The Lions of Singapore. Tonite 25 November 2012, at 8.45pm Harimau Malaya will face tough opponents of The Lions not only to showcase the supremacy but also for  the pride and faith. Harimau Malaya had the critics heavily on them based from lackluster display in the friendlies. Defeats by Vietnam and Thailand made most fans worried. Then draws with Hong Kong and Bangladesh getting fans fear the worse.

Now fans criticised the players. Now they said the players becoming big ego, arrogant superstar but still there were modest critics by saying that pressures are mounting as title holders, and the players cant take it.

Well for me the battle will only start tonight. Lets hope and pray that Harimau Malaya will come out as the best. It is typical Malaysian that already write off the chances early. These are kind of people that not full hearted supporting the team. If the team lost they will say ' aku kata dah'...'dari mula aku cakap'. So what if they lost. Keep supporting them. When they emerged as champion we all salute them, praise them. But when they in the trouble we were not supportive.


Friday, November 23, 2012

AFF Suzuki Cup 2012

Final Round: 24 November - 22 December 2012

Group A
Group B

The AFF Suzuki Cup, South-East Asia’s leading tournament will kick off on Saturday (November 24) with eight teams vying to be crowned kings of Asean football. Inaugural in 1996 as Tiger Cup and Asean Football Championship, the AFF Suzuki Cup now becoming the most important cup in Asean.

Group A will be staged in Bangkok with three-time winners Thailand taking on 2008 champions Vietnam, the Philippines, who surprised everybody by reaching the semis in 2010, and qualifiers Myanmar. The opening double header on Saturday sees Vietnam play Myanmar, who they beat 7-1 in their group encounter two years ago, with Thailand facing the Philippines.

Defending champions Malaysia have home advantage in Group B with the matches being played in Kuala Lumpur. They are up against 2010 beaten finalists Indonesia, three-time champions and arch-rivals Singapore - Malaysia’s opponents in their opening match on Sunday - and Laos, who progressed with Myanmar from the qualifying round.

Thailand 1-0 Malaysia
Singapore 1-0 Vietnam
Thailand 4-1 Indonesia
Thailand 2-2 Indonesia
Thailand won 4-2 on penalties
Singapore 5-2 Indonesia(on aggregate)
Singapore 3-2 Thailand (on aggregate)
Vietnam 3-2  Thailand  (on aggregate)
Malaysia 4-2 Indonesia  (on aggregate)

Previous Winners
Thailand 3 times
Singapore 3 times
Vietnam 1 time
Malaysia 1 time

24 Nov
Vietnam vs Myanmar
Thailand vs Philippines
25 Nov
Indonesia vs Laos
Malaysia vs Singapore
27 Nov
Vietnam vs Philippines
Thailand vs Myanmar
28 Nov
Indonesia vs Singapore
Malaysia vs Laos
30 Nov
Myanmar vs Philippines
Thailand vs Vietnam
1 Dec
Laos vs Singapore
Malaysia vs Indonesia
8 Dec
Semi Final 1 A

Runners –Up A vs Winner B
Semi Final 1B

Runners –Up B vs Winner A
12 Dec
Semi Final 2A

Winner B vs Runners –Up A
Semi Final 2B

Winner A B vs Runners –Up
19 Dec
Final 1

Winner of SF1A/SF2A vs Winner of SF1B/SF2B
22 Dec
Final 2

Winner of SF1B/SF2B vs Winner of SF1A/SF2A

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Who Will Be In

Said To Be Wanted By Devils


Ryan Shawcross (Stoke City)
No nonsense defender who been the pillar of Stoke defense. Tough tackling and read the game very well. Man United sold Shawcross to Stoke for an initial £1 million in 2008 but still have a buy-back option which allows them first refusal if any rival clubs make a bid. Sir Alex Ferguson has made no secret of the fact that he regretted selling the former Old Trafford trainee and could move to bring him back in the summer, with doubts over the long-term fitness of Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic. Though there are Phil Jones and Chris Smalling waiting in the wing plus Jonny Evans, Man United still need atleast one established defender.

Mats Hummels (Borussia Dortmund)
A report claimed that Borussia Dortmund centre-back Mats Hummels is pushing for a move to Man United. Hummels has been the mainstay of Jurgen Klopp’s back-line for the past three seasons and the former Bayern Munich man has helped the Westfalenstadion side to back to back Bundesliga titles.  His contract will only end in 2017 but that will not deter Man United to sign the defender that been valued with £21 million.

Diego Lugano (PSG)
Man United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has reportedly taken an interest in PSG defender Diego Lugano as he looks to beef up his leaky defence, alerted by the fact that the unhappy Uruguayan is openly courting a move away from the Parc des Princes. The 31 year old centre-back was brought in by Carlo Ancelotti in the summer of 2011 but has struggled to force his way into the PSG starting eleven but is nonetheless a player Ferguson admires. The Old Trafford boss will monitor the former Fenerbahce defender’s position with a view to a possible bid for the determined veteran.


Kevin Strootman (PSV Eindhoven)
Dutch source claim that Man United are closing on PSV Eindhoven midfielder Kevin Strootman and that such a deal is close to completion, so much so that the Eredivisie side has already identified Swedish international Oscar Hiljemark as a replacement for the Dutch youngster.
This source claims that Man United are lining up a €17m (£14m) bid for the 22 year old rangy midfielder.

Wilfried Zaha(Crystal Palace)
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is ready to launch a bid to sign Crystal Palace sensation Wilfried Zaha with an offer that will blow away any other interested clubs. Ferguson decided to enter the race to England's newest star when he received the recommendation from his son Darren, after Zaha ripped his Peterborough side apart.  At the wings Man United had Giggs, Nani & Young for the left  while Valencia at right. Giggs will retire soon while Nani set to be sold. So for future Zaha is good addition.
Tom Ince (Blackpool)
 Manchester United have stepped up their interest in Blackpool’s highly-rated midfielder Tom Ince. Sir Alex Ferguson has ordered his scouts to keep tabs on the midfielder, who could follow in his dad Paul's footsteps and join the Old Trafford side. Also play as left winger.

The England Under 21 international has been a revelation at Blackpool since joining from Liverpool last year. He is an attacking midfielder but also can play as left winger.

James Rodriguez (Porto)
James David Rodríguez Rubio is a Colombian footballer who plays for Portuguese team Porto. Talented and considered to be the successor of Carlos Valderrama, he's been nicknamed 'el nuevo pibe' and a 'South American' Cristiano Ronaldo. Played as a striker and also as left winger.



Messi vs Ronaldo

Love both players but I believed Messi is the best footballer in the planet right now. He is just..hmm what to say...from other planet..

Pique said Messi is an alien while Ronaldo is the best human footballer. I agreed.

Messi vs Ronaldo

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Rafa is Roman No 9

Temperamental King Roman Slays Roberto Off

I agreed with Rio Ferdinand when tweeted Roberto Di Matteo dismissal as madness.  Ferdinand tweeted: "Wow, Chelsea have sacked their manager!! I'm a bit late I know but its a madness."

Yes its madness. Six months ago RDM gave the Roman what he wanted most, UCL title or the champion of Europe. The title that cannot be delivered by the past coaches. All the big names were install as coaches but all failed to deliver the prestigious trophy. Suddenly came RDM after AVB was abruptly dismissed due to undesirable results. Roman was hard to please with some senior players at Bridge hardly in line with AVB, the young coach from Portugal dismissal was not so controversy.

When RDM took over their style of play was not something to admire. It was a damage control measure taken by RDM. But somehow he managed to land double for Chelski. FA Cup and UEFA Championship Trophy are not easy and should be applauded to higher recognition.

However Chelski started the new season differently. They are more offensive team. And I hate to admit that Chelski is playing the best football in BPL now. Juan Mata, Eden Hazard and Oscar had created fear among other teams. Their movements were absolutely incredible. They are mouth watering trio to watch. They all were backed by rock solid defensive of Ramires and Obi Mikel. Sometimes they played resemble Barca style – without out and out striker. Their only weakness is their backline. Without Terry their frailty showed. Cahill is also good but David Luiz sometimes ventured forward leaving a lot of space for him to cover.

RDM had gave what Roman wanted. A beautiful game that he wanted Chelski to be known as. A great game that he witnessed between Real Madrid and Man United with both showed the beauty of football. But RDM was not his favourite. The Italian was given the permission to lead Chelski just because he won double. Now he got the excuse to remove RDM although the Italian said to be fond by many players.

So RAFA you are next….

Chelski Previous Coaches

Claudio Ranieri
Ranieri was the first manager to be fired by Abramovich. The Italian, who became known as the "Tinkerman'' because of his tendency to fiddle with his team, was hired in September 2000 by previous Chelsea owner Ken Bates. He was fired in May 2004 despite guiding Chelsea to second place behind Arsenal and reaching the Champions League semi-finals.

Jose Mourinho
Mourinho came to Chelsea after winning the Champions League title with FC Porto in 2004. Upon arrival, he called himself the "Special One'', and then justified the name, becoming the most successful Chelsea manager ever. In three years, he won back-to-back Premier League titles in 2004-05 and 2005-06, the FA Cup in 2007 and two League Cups in 2005 and 2007. A power struggle with the Russian owner paved the way for his exit in September 2007.

Avram Grant
Grant didn't have the bravado of Mourinho. But despite reports he didn't have control of the dressing room, he finished second in the league. He was also the first Chelsea manager to guide the team to the Champions League final, but the Blues lost to Premier League champion Manchester United on penalties. He was fired in May 2008.

Luiz Felipe Scolari
A new season in August 2008 welcomed a new manager in Scolari, a Brazilian who led his home country to the 2002 World Cup title. But with Chelsea underperforming and control in the dressing room once again proving to be a problem, Abramovich lost his patience after only seven months, firing Scolari in February 2009

Guus Hiddink
Hiddink temporarily took charge of Chelsea in February 2009 while keeping his job as coach of Russia's national team. The Dutch veteran lost only one game as the team finished third in the Premier League and reached the Champions League semi-finals. Hiddink left at the end of the season to resume his international job.

Carlo Ancelotti
Ancelotti became the fifth man to manage the club in less than two years in June 2009. The Italian was a two-time Champions League winner as coach of AC Milan, and won the Premier League and FA Cup double in his first Premier League season. It was under Ancelotti that Chelsea paid STG50 million ($A77 million) for Liverpool striker Fernando Torres. But his second season was less successful, as Chelsea finished second, nine points behind Manchester United, and Ancelotti lost his job in May 2011.

Andre Villas-Boas
Villas-Boas started last season as Chelsea's new manager. The suave Portuguese, a former Porto coach who won the Europa League title in 2011, shared many similarities with Jose Mourinho. But he didn't live up to the same success. The club dropped out the top four, and his controversial selection decisions got him fired by March.

Roberto Di Matteo
Di Matteo was appointed caretaker-manager following Villas-Boas' departure at the end of last season. The Blues finished in sixth place in the Premier League, but Di Matteo finally gave Abramovich the European glory he had been craving.After beating Liverpool in the FA Cup final, Chelsea went on to beat Bayern Munich on penalties in the Champions League final. Chelsea added a number of high-profile players to the squad in the offseason, including Oscar and Eden Hazard, but Di Matteo was fired after a run of eight games in all competitions with only one win.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Man United November Fixtures

3 November 2012
Man United
8 November 2012
Sporting Braga
Man United
11 November 2012
Aston Villa
Man United
18 November 2012
Norwich City
Man United
21 November 2012
Man Utd
03.45 Wednesday
24 November 2012

Man Utd
Queens Park Rangers
11.00 pm Saturday
29 November 2012

Man Utd
West Ham United
0.400 am Thursday