Sunday, 4 December 2011

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Chelsea's wanted man, resigns from Porto

After having a somewhat unsuccessful season in the last campaign, Chelsea are trying to recruit a manager capable of emulating the achievements of past managers.

The man that Abromovich sees fit to bring trophies to Stamford Bridge seems to be from the same mould as the 'The Special One' Mourinho. Both having led Portugal giants, Porto to league titles in style.

It is being reported this afternoon that Andre Villas-Boas has resigned from his job at Porto, readying himself for Chelsea to come calling.

Latest Transfer News 20/06/2011

The big transfer news this summer up to now is the capture of Bolton's English international Gary Cahill. Newly capped under England boss Fabio Capello, there are a host of top clubs around the world fighting it out for Cahill's signature.
Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal and Inter Milan have all shown an interest in becoming the new home of the Centre Back. However, very recently an enthusiastic Harry Redknapp looks to have come in and scuppered any possible move to their rivals by offering Bolton a 17 million pounds offer plus Kaboul.

Some done deals include a permanent switch for Jamie O'Hara from Spurs to Wolves for a deal reported to be around £5mill, Ali Al Habsi from Bolton to Wigan in a similar permanent move worth £4mill.

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Manchester United 2 - 1 Chelsea

Manchester United are through to the Champions League Semi Finals at the expense of Chelsea. The pressure surrounding, Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti will no doubt entensify.

Chelsea's hopes of getting some sort of silverware this season fell in the Champions League after a premier league season that sees them sat in 3rd place more than 10 points adrift of the top of the league. No luck in either the FA Cup or the Carling Cup they were even described as being obsessed to win the Champions League trophy by United manager Sir Alex Ferguson before the game.

On the night a goal from Javier Hernandez just before half time left United 2-0 up on aggregate. After the break £50 million striker Fernando Torres got subbed for Didier Drogba after yet another poor showing. Drogba did the business in the 77th minute when he got free in the United penalty area. Faced with Van Der Sar one on one, Drogba slotted the ball straight past the Dutchman.

Chelsea were back in it, they only needed one more goal from the last 13 minutes to be able to go through on the away goals ruling. However their joy was short lived. A minute later United were on the attack, the ball was at Ryan Giggs' feet who played a well composed ball over the Chelsea defence to Korean Ji Sung Park. Park came up with another vitally important goal and finished past the Chelsea keeper.

At 3-1 on Aggregate the game was just too far away for Chelsea and signals the end of a very disappointing season.

.... Isn't all bad though, Chelsea's on loan striker Daniel Sturridge is banging em in up at Bolton!

Monday, 11 April 2011

Weekend Review 09/10 April

Saturday 09th April
Barclays Premier League
Blackburn 1-1 Birmingham | Report
Bolton 3-0 West Ham | Report
Chelsea 1-0 Wigan | Report
Man Utd 2-0 Fulham | Report
Sunderland 2-3 West Brom | Report
Tottenham 3-2 Stoke | Report
Wolverhampton 0-3 Everton | Report

Sunday 10th April
Barclays Premier League
Aston Villa 1-0 Newcastle | Report
Blackpool 1-3 Arsenal | Report

Formula 1 Malaysian Grand Prix
1st - Vettel
2nd - Button
3rd - Heidfeld

Saturday, 9 April 2011

Bolton Goal Highlights

Bolton 3-0 West Ham United

Wayne Rooney Swearing in high Effinition!

Another hilarious video from Paddy Power!

If you have noticed an influx of posts just videos, its because i'm trying to wet your appetite for a future TisWindyOutside feature! Every Thursday i'l bring you the best videos of the week from the world of sport in one post. 

Unbelievable David Beckham

Real or Fake??

Justin Bieber signed for Barcelona?

Looking at this video on youtube, it looks like Justin Bieber may have actually been touted as a possible signing for FC Barcelona. Left footed JB showed he had a comfortable left foot on him and good tidy touches. He was able to keep the ball close to his body whilst also taking on the opponent.

It really does look like his football skills are as good as his singing skills!

Weekend Preview 09/10 April

Saturday, 9 April 2011
Wolverhampton v Everton, 12:45
Blackburn v Birmingham, 15:00
Bolton v West Ham, 15:00
Chelsea v Wigan, 15:00
Man Utd v Fulham, 15:00
Sunderland v West Brom, 15:00
Tottenham v Stoke, 15:00

Sunday, 10 April 2011
Blackpool v Arsenal, 13:30
Aston Villa v Newcastle, 16:00

Thursday, 7 April 2011

How to kick the ball...

Your taught from a young age how to kick the ball, it seems this lad was taught by a ninja!

Champions League Quarter Finals


Barcelona 5-1 Shakhtar Donetsk
Chelsea 0-1 Manchester United
Real Madrid 4-0 Tottenham Hotspur
Inter Milan 2-5 Schalke 04

Wayne Rooney scored the only goal of the game against English Rivals Chelsea and this time, he didn't stare like a mad man at the camera whilst shouting abuse.
The goal came midway through the first half when a marvelous ball got played over Boswinga and veteran welsh winger Ryan Giggs took the ball in his stride, ran to the byline and played the ball back to Wayne Rooney. Rooney sidefooted the ball towards goal which rebounded off the post and went in to the back of the net.
Chelsea striker Fernando Torres still hasn't scored for chelsea (Click here for funny site xD) yet but he did however look like a more lively Torres than he has done previously. Drogba on the other hand was dictating play and looked a lot more lively but he was substituted rather than the non goal scoring Torres. Almost as if Abramovich is telling Chelsea manager, Carlo Ancelotti to keep the £50 million rated striker on the pitch, to get his monies worth for him.
Late on in the second half Chelsea should have had a penalty when Brazillian midfielder Ramires got hacked down by last man Patrice Evra. The referee gave nothing which would have been a definate sending off for Evra, who would have then gone on to miss the second leg.

Real Madrid comfortably beat Spurs in the end which was to be expected. However spurs got a man sent off 20 minutes into the game, Peter Crouch, which really didn't help their cause. Real then went on to dominate play and have more than 30 shots on goal.

Monday, 4 April 2011

Weekend Review 02/03 April

Saturday, 2 April 2011

Barclays Premier League
Arsenal 0-0 Blackburn | Report
Birmingham 2-1 Bolton | Report
Everton 2-2 Aston Villa | Report
Newcastle 4-1 Wolverhampton | Report
Stoke 1-1 Chelsea | Report
West Brom 2-1 Liverpool | Report
West Ham 2-4 Man Utd | Report
Wigan 0-0 Tottenham | Report

ICC World Cup
Sri Lanka: 274-6 (50.0 overs)
India: 277-4 (48.2 overs)
India beat Sri Lanka by 6 wickets

Sunday, 3 April 2011
Barclays Premier League
Fulham 3-0 Blackpool | Report
Man City 5-0 Sunderland | Report

Johnstone's Paint Trophy
Brentford 0-1 Carlisle | Report

Looks like its over

Sadly all evidence of Rooney swearing has been removed from youtube :(

The Premier League title race looks like its over, sadly Wayne Rooneys outbursts with the English fans doesn't.

So with only 7 games left for Manchester United before the end of the league they are now 7 points clear and although Arsenal have a game in hand it looks almost certain that United won't drop enough points for Arsenal to claw the gap back.

Saturday gave 45 minutes of hope for Arsenal fans with United going into half time 2-0 down to relegation candidates West Ham United. Two penalties gave the home side the winning margin however after the interval United manager went more attacking and Wayne Rooney got a goal back thanks to a free kick just outside the area. His second came shortly after when the England striker controlled the ball with one touch then buried the ball in to the corner of the net with his second. The comeback was turned in to a lead when United got a penalty which Rooney converted. Whilst celebrating Rooney ran over to the fans and spotted a camera, his words that were said to the camera got picked up by the Sky Sports cameras and he will now face disciplinary from the FA. United then made it 4-2 thanks to another goal by substitute Hernandez.

Saturday, 2 April 2011

Saturday Preview 02 April

Saturday, 2 April 2011
Barclays Premier League
West Ham v Man Utd, 12:45
Birmingham v Bolton, 15:00
Everton v Aston Villa, 15:00
Newcastle v Wolverhampton, 15:00
Stoke v Chelsea, 15:00
West Brom v Liverpool, 15:00
Wigan v Tottenham, 15:00
Arsenal v Blackburn, 17:30

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Is Scott Parker the answer?

Rewind to the world cup in the summer of 2010. England were heading out to South Africa and Capello had named his squad. When naming an injured Gareth Barry in the squad the whole of England was worrying about the defensive minded midfielder's fitness. Throughout the 2010 World Cup Qualifying campaign, Barry was instrumental in the team keeping their shape when on the back foot and no one was able to fill the gap left by Barry.

2011, Wales - England. Capello switches to a new look 433 formation, selecting West Ham's Scott Parker instead of a fit Gareth Barry in the same position. England go on to win the game 2-0 proving that the risk of formation change paid off admirably for Capello. England closed down superbly well off the ball and then had options all over the pitch for a pass. Something which they had been lacking in the old 4231 formation. Parker, this time was instrumental in the victory popping up with well timed tackles breaking down Wales' fluidity.

If England are to succeed in the latter stages of a tournament in the summer, a packed midfield is what they are going to need. This was highlighted when England got knocked out against a fluid German team who simply out passed England in the centre of the pitch.

 However if both Gerrard and Lampard are fit, it will be interested to see if Capello ditches the new 433 formation to go back to playing both of his star midfielders in the same team line up.

England 1 - 1 Ghana

Andy Carroll scored his first goal for England last night in a 1-1 draw with Ghana. The team line up featured Gary Cahill, Baines, Wilshere, and James Milner in a central midfield role. 

The new 433 formation got another outing as England played well in an exciting game. They looked as if they were going to wrap up the game comfortably however in the dieing moments Gyan scored a solo effort which he was deserving of after having a good game all night.

My man of the match: Gary Cahill
Played the full 90 minutes and looked comfortable in his defensive role. The only real dangers England faced were at the expence of Jolean Lescott's lacking. 

To watch match highlights of the game click the link below.

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

England - Ghana

Tonight the England first team are back in action in a friendly game against African opposition, Ghana. However a number of first team players have been sent home to return to their club to be rested ahead of important club fixtures. The players sent home include Chelsea players, Frank Lampard, John Terry and Ashley Cole. Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney and Tottenham winger Aaron Lennon has returned due to a slight injury.

Ahead of the game with Ghana, England manager named Gareth Barry as the stand in captain for the game at Wembley. This comes a week after renaming John Terry as captain controversially after being stripped of the Englands arm band due to allegations in his personal life.

Capello also said that Bolton defender Gary Cahill will start for the first time in his career whilst Andy Carroll will play up front. 

Monday, 28 March 2011

Weekend Review 26/27 March

Saturday 26th March
Oxford won the boat race
England got knocked out of cricket world cup thanks to Sri Lanka 10 wicket victory.
England won Wales 2-0 in a euro qualifier

Sunday 27th March
Vettel won the first F1 grand prix of year, Hamilton second, Petrov 3rd (first ever podium finish)
Brazil beat Scotland 2-0

Sunday, 27 March 2011

Wales 0-2 England

Fabio Capello's change of formation and system paid off for England yesterday as they came out 2-0 winners at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium. 
England started with a 4-3-3 formation with Rooney playing wide left and Aston Villa winger Ashley Young playing wide right. Capello described the system as when England have to defend Rooney and Young stayed wide but when they were on the attack the two wingers could play more central and cut inside. 
The change of formation was what England could have done with during last summers world cup when England looked outplayed by better teams midfield.
England opened the scoring early in the first half with Frank Lampard converting from the spot after Darren Bent won England a penalty. Bent made it 2-0 shortly after when man of the match winger Ashley Young put a low cross in for Bent to hit high into the roof of the net.
Rooney worked well throughout the first half linking up with Jack Wilshere as England not only looked capable of scoring from the wide areas but also centrally.
The second half saw Wales come back into the game more but not really pose much of a threat. New captain Aaron Ramsey didn't have the best of games whilst Craig Bellamy had the best chance when shooting from outside the area late on.
The win leaves England joint top of group G on 10 points. Wales are bottom on 0.

Saturday, 26 March 2011

England - Wales, My line up.

Venue: Millennium Stadium Date: Saturday 26 March Kick-off: 1500 GMTCoverage: Live commentary on BBC Radio 5 live and BBC Radio Wales Sport; full text coverage and reports on BBC Sport website; also live on Sky Sports

This is how I'd like to see Capello choose team today to face Wales. Using the same 4231 system that Capello loves, I chose James Milner to help Gareth Barry out in the central of midfield. Which I believe would hope to give us a bit more bite when off the ball instead of a more attack minded Wilshere there, Lampard or Gerrard when fit.
In the last England game we saw Wilshere link up really well with Rooney however Rooney does have a tendency to drop off a bit so could end up us playing a Wenger style no striker.
Cannot wait for the game today, Wales are missing Bale and have said Ramsey will be captain. Some pundits have said that Ramsey has a point to prove to fellow Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere. Wilshere has replaced Ramsey in the center of Arsenals midfield and has in turn cemented his place there well enough to be tipped to start today for England.

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Gareth Bale to miss England Match

Its been announced today Tottenham Hotspur winger Gareth Bale will miss the Euro2012 qualifier against England with a hamstring injury.
The lay off comes as a major blow for Wales manager Gary Speed just days before he has to prepare his squad to face England and was hoping to select Bale has he had been in excellent form all season.

"Due to a hamstring problem, Gareth Bale has had to withdraw from the Wales squad to face England," a Football Association of Wales statement said.
"He felt tight last week during training with his club.
"After playing 90 minutes on Saturday he felt some muscle tightness. Initially, this was expected to be muscle soreness after playing his first game.
"On joining up with the Welsh squad he was kept off his feet in training for two days to recover.
"As he still felt tight in the warm-up on Tuesday, Gareth was pulled out of the session.
"He did not train at all on Wednesday and was sent for a scan.
"The scan revealed that Gareth Bale picked up his injury last week."

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Sports stars on Twitter!

If you didn't know, Twitter is a social network set up based a bit like updating your status on Facebook. You have 140 characters to write down a status(tweet). Your 'Tweet' can be an update on what your doing, a thought, an oponion or just something random!

Now twitter has got so large it is used by a a various amount of celebs in the wide world. Some just use it to self promote whilst others use it go get their opinion out there quickly. A lot just use it to let you get an insight into their world that you wouldn't normally get. Also you get the chance to communicate with them since every tweet where you mention their name in, reaches them.

Some sports stars are now banned from twitter for comments they have put on twitter and a lot of what they tweet is now carefully thought about beforehand.

These are only a taster, there are loads more out there!!

Sports stars who have twitter are:
 michael owen
 John McGinlay
 Robin van Persie
 Samir Nasri
 Micah Richards
 Vladimir Weiss
 Kevin Pietersen
 Jack Wilshere
 Kevin Davies
 Chris Kamara
 Stuart Holden
 Rio Ferdinand
 Greg Rusedski
 James Anderson           
 Graeme Swann 
 Andy Murray

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

England take on Wales

This weekend see's the return of the Euro 2012 qualification campaign. England's next match on the route to the Euro's is at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium, home of the Welsh National Team.
If ya could get local derbies on a national scale, this would defiantly be one of those.

Newly appointed Welsh manager Gary Speed is the man in charge of taking Wales through a slight transition period with a few new stars on the horizon. Tottenham midfielder Gareth Bale burst on to the scene this year when Harry Redknapp played the once full back in a more forward position. The new left winger role has seen Spurs look deadly on the counter and has put them in the latter stages of the Champions League. Speed also has Arsenal youngster Aaron Ramsey back in contention after a long injury. Ramsey has featured in Arsenals last few games in the premier league and hopes to be available to start against England.

Fabio Capello has announced this week that John Terry will be reinstated as long term England captain. This was after Terry had been stripped of the England Captaincy after allegations of cheating with a partner of a fellow England team mate. Rio Ferdinand had been named captain after the incident however a year on Capello sees fit to give the armband back to JT. Jack Wilshere has also been called up for his first cap in a qualification match.

Wives/Girlfriends take note! Your only allowed to be mad for a year!

Former England stars such as Gary Lineker, Alan Shearer, Chris Waddle, Matt Le Tissier and Gareth Southgate offer their thoughts on Saturday's clash in Cardiff.

Justin Bieber supports Manchester United?

I'm not sure what determines a 'celebrity' nowadays. Whether or not they have done something great with their lives and are now known because of this on a wide scale. Whether they have been on a reality tv show and got instantly likes by the odd million only to dissapear from our lives completely within a month of the reality tv show comes to an end. Or maybe they've just stared in a program you like, or made some music you like.

Whatever a celebrity is, one thing is for sure, when you find out they support the same team as you... It always makes you like them that little bit more. So today i'm gonna look at some celebrity fans and see who they support! 
Lets hope Bieber supports Manchester United cause hes gonna need all the extra loving he can get since his hair cut!

Arsenal Fans
Clive Anderson - TV presenter - Who's Line is it Anyway?
Heston Blumenthal - chef-proprietor of The Fat Duck (voted best restaurant in the world) and TV presenter
Jenson Button - F1 driver
Matt Lucas - comedian - Shooting Stars (George Dawes), Reeves & Mortimer, Little Britain

Aston Villa 
Ian Bell - England Cricketer
Ozzy Osbourne - musician, TV star

Bolton Wanderers
Vernon Kay - TV/Radio presenter
Amir Khan - Olympic boxing silver medalist
Patrick McGuinness - comedian

Sir Richard Attenborough - actor (The Great Escape, Jurassic Park), director
David Baddiel - comedian, author
Ian Bolton - Sky Sports presenter
Michael Caine - actor (Zulu, Escape to Victory, Get Carter, etc.)
Seb Coe - former athlete and politician

Manchester United
Richard Ashcroft - Verve frontman, now solo artist
Ian Brown - ex-Stone Roses frontman, singer

Tim Burgess - Charlatans frontman
Darren Campbell - athlete, has played in Sky One's The Match

Mark Chapman - Radio 1 sports reporter

Craig Charles - comedian, Red Dwarf
Elvis Costello - singer, musician
Daniel Craig - actor (Layer Cake, James Bond)
Mark Owen - singer (Take That) 
Mike Myers - comedian, actor- Waynes World, Austin Powers...

Manchester City
Alan Carr - comedian
Doves - group
Liam Gallagher - Oasis singer

Noel Gallagher - Oasis guitarist, singer, songwriter
Andrew "Freddie" Flintoff - England cricketer

Tottenham Hotspur
Emma Bunton - singer, Spice Girl
Phil Collins - musician, actor (Buster)
Bruce Forsyth - TV presenter
Jude Law - actor (The Talented Mr Ripley, AI)
Barry McGuigan - former boxer, now pundit
Status Quo - group
Shania Twain - country music singer