From what the whole world has seen this past week, there’s been a widely held assumption that there’s been a tectonic shift in the corridors of power. Spain’s cycle of dominance is at an end and the mantle’s been passed onto the mighty Germans.
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Is there such thing as loyalty in football these days?
The likes of Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Francesco Totti are all in the twilight of their careers and while there are still a few one-club men out there, with the exception of players such as Steven Gerrard, Iker Casillas and Carles Puyol who are unlikely to move anywhere but their respective clubs, the loyalty is largely gone.
What sides really can win the Champions League this year? Realistically it will be one of the usual suspects, won’t it?
I believe this season’s competition will be won by one of Real Madrid, Barcelona, Juventus, Bayern Munich, the reigning champions Chelsea or Manchester United.
Danny Welbeck is a future Manchester United star. He is 21 years old and is one to look out for. Here, we look at Danny and see if he can become our very own Didier Drogba.
At the time of writing this, Utd are very close to capturing the signature of Borussia Dortmund's Shinji Kagawa. The Japanese midfielder has just one year left on his current contract and has told his club that he will not be extending it as he wants a move to the Premier League. The reported transfer fee is in the range of £12-15m rising to around £22m with bonuses.
Depending on where you stand as a fan, after missing or losing out on Eden Hazard it seems that Borussia Dortmund’s Shinji Kagawa is now more certain to join Manchester United than ever before.
Think back to last summer when Owen Hargreaves was released by Manchester United after four injury-plagued seasons at Old Trafford. Remember at the time it was rumoured he would be joining West Brom or Leicester City, then managed by former England manger Sven-Goran Eriksson.
Chelsea winning the Champions League, now just who would have imagined that happening a fortnight ago yet alone in March when Andre Villas-Boas was sacked with the club known as Roman Ambramovich’s toy was on it’s last legs.
Desperate, that’s what Manchester United were to turn to Paul Scholes according to Patrick Vieria. Well let’s look at the league table now Mr Football Development Executive, because right now it’s looking pretty desperate for Manchester City at the moment.
“A day-tripper is a person who visits a tourist destination or visitor attraction from his/her home and returns home on the same day.”
Before Wesley Sneijder there was one talented Dutch midfielder who United’s fans were dreaming about seeing at Old Trafford. It might have been Raphael van der Vaart, it certainly wasn’t Andy Van der Meyde (remember him?). Nope, the name on every United’s fans lips at one time was Arjen Robben.
The date was the 3rd of April 2010. The Premier League was still in the balance. There was a semi-final Champions League game at home and with an away goal yet a goal down you felt there was an air of confidence it would be overturned.