Sunday, May 31, 2009

Guardiola: Barca In His Blood

Good article on Guardiola. He should just retire now and live on as a legend.

He was always destined to return to the Nou Camp after 17 years as a player, yet, writes Pete Jenson, in one season as coach he has even eclipsed his mentor Johan Cruyff

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Barcelona Versus Manchester

CL Final is nearly here: game on. Here's what Guardiloa had to say before the game:

''I want my players to play beautiful and I want them to be daring and to show to the world why we have been so successful and lift the cup.

''That is my only worry, I don't want to have any regrets after the game that we didn't do this or that on the pitch, in other words we didn't show the play that we have been able to do so far.''


Tuesday, May 12, 2009

No Drinking for Tottenham Players

Redknapp told The Sun: "I'll implement a strong rule next season that drinking is a no-no here. Footballers should not drink.

"You shouldn't put diesel in a Ferrari. I know it's hard but they are earning big money, they are role models to kids. They should dedicate their lives to playing.''

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Will Tevez Stay at Manchester United?

I hope Manchester United will keep Tevez. I loved how after he scored he cupped his hands around his ears, wanting to hear more of the cheering from the fans but also saying can you hear this Ferguson. The fans also chanted Argentina for a while.

Ferguson said:

"I didn't read the papers," Ferguson told Sky Sports. "You hear things, but, look, he is a Manchester United player. The fans love him. Our fans love triers. When players try, the fans love that."

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

To Sit or Stand

Do real fans stand throughout the game?

In fact until the 1990s, stadiums in England included large standing terraces where spectators were treated like cattle. In America, however, custom and shouting have always kept people down in front at big-time baseball or basketball games.

"I don't see myself going to watch a game and sitting down," says Oscar Zambrana, a Bolivian-American in Virginia who runs the D.C. United supporters' group, La Barra Brava. "To me sitting down is kind of boring."

Read more at the WSJ.