- Producer18/09/2017The Importance of Quality Equipment for Soccer SuccessSoccer is a sport enjoyed by many people all over the world. No matter if you’re a high school student playing for a local team or an adult who plays an occasional game with friends, you simply have to know that equipment plays a crucial role in any...
- 15/09/2017BRAZIL: goalkeeper Rogério Ceni scores the 120th goal in his career
It's a phenomenon! At 41, Rogério Ceni, the São Paulo FC goalkeeper, scored the 120th goal of his professional career, far ahead of Jose Paraguayan Jose Luis Chilavert (62 goals).
Ceni scored on a penalty kick against the leader Cruzeiro, offering at the same time the lead to the "Paulistas", with whom he plays for 22 years.
With 41, Ceni leads the "scoring" goalkeepers ranking. Followed by Paraguayan legend José Luis Chilavert - 62 goals, Colombian René Higuita - 44, and Mexican Jorge Campos - 38.
See Ceni's defenses, as well as free kicks and penalties.Rogério CENI - Saves & Goals ///// #M1T000 "...There isn't in the world another example of a goalkeeper with greater lucidity whilst playing with their feet. He has thinking with the feet. Feet that...
- Producer22/08/2017GastroEstadios (parte 2 de 2)El cliente de fueraY teniendo en cuenta que el evento deportivo se puede considerar en sí mismo una locomotora comercial, una actividad que conlleva el tránsito y estancia de personas ¿por qué limitarlo al espacio interior del recinto, cediendo esta...
- 26/06/2017From football maestro to tennis pro.
"Everything came easily to him for a quarter of a century but he wasn’t afraid to test himself and start again from the bottom. He could have chosen to live off past glories. Instead he is proof that it is never too late to learn a few new tricks."Paolo Maldini courts new love to join grand band of sport switchers | Jacob Steinbergwww.theguardian.com Paolo Maldini, the legendary Milan and Italy captain, will make his professional tennis debut this week after stepping away from football to pursue an unexpected...
- Producer25/06/2017The Greatest International Team in the History of FootballSpain (2008-2012) - A golden generation As we all know football is the most popular sport in the world. With only some countries being an exception, football is something more than a sport in most countries - it is craziness, a way of life. From...
Comments26/06/2017 #23 Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA@Javier 🐝 beBee another sport in which Spain is leading the way lately is triathlon - Javier Gomez, Mario Mola, Fernando Alarza...all in world top 10.All humble and great guys too...my son is a junior triathlete and has met them at some competitions.26/06/2017 #18 CityVP 🐝 ManjitThere are two reasons why the fans of Barcelona today treat the late and great Johan Cruyff as God-like legend.
1. He inspired and brought tiki-taka style of Dutch play to the Barcelona way of playing, which then became a Spanish way
2. He championed the cause of Catalonia, and even went on to manage the Catalonia football team
There is no doubt that the Spanish team that arose between 2008 and 2012 had the results to lay claim to the greatest international team, but one cannot and should never exclude the chief architect here and that was the Dutch master Cruyff. The greatest irony for Cruyff was "anti-football" detailed here : https://www.theguardian.com/football/2010/jul/12/world-cup-final-johan-cruyff-holland
For me the most exciting team in International football is one that I was young enough at the age of 9 remember playing, and that is the 1970 World Cup winning team of Brazil. The names Jairzinho, Pelé and Rivelino are still today as magical as the masterclass they put forth in smashing Italy to win that World Cup. I have never seen anything like that ever since.
I have not endeared myself to the great efficiency of the best German teams, so naturally I am glad to see Spanish players find a style of play that was nearly as attractive but perhaps not as exhilarating as that 1970 Brazilian team when Pele was at the height of his powers.
It is indeed good for a Spanish person to be absolutely proud of the accomplishments of his countrymen and women. I would encourage this love and passion to grow, because those who otherwise would not be involved or take interest in the beautiful game, are the most welcomed when they decide to engage it.26/06/2017 #15 John White, MBAThe origins of the word "soccer." Blame the British, it originated there. Now, only countries that have another sport known as football use the term soccer (Canada, Austrailia, USA, New Zealand and maybe a few others).
I remember going to watch El Racing (they were First Division en La Liga then!) play with my host brother in Santander. I had never seen anything like a First Division futbol game in Spain before. Talk about a cultural experience!
The game has really grown here in the US. It's far from the most popular sport but it has really taken off in the last 25 years. I remember when we didn't even have a Division 1 pro league in the US or Canada. Soccer was played at the amateur level (and mostly just by kids).
Television has also helped grow the game here. When I was a kid we didn't have any exposure to European futbol. You couldn't even read about it the newspaper or magazines. Now, you can watch all the games from all the leagues around the world on tv. European games make the highlights on Sports Center.
Hosting the World Cup in 1994 made the difference. That is when things started to change. We got a Division 1 league again shortly thereafter with the MLS. It's not European futbol but at least we have a decent league now where our players can develop. Fans can go watch a game live with their friends and family.
Read more about the origins of the word soccer via this link:
https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2014/06/why-we-call-soccer-soccer/372771/25/06/2017 #11 Pamela 🐝 Williams#8 To keep American football separate from European football, I think of the German spelling: "futbol" as being the European game. How is it actually spelled, referred to, pronounced in Spanish?
Which gets me thinking: HOW they could call what American do "Foot" ball as the foot has very little to do with the game, they should have called it: "Crash into to each other and cause permanent brain damage ball" They took Rugby and crossed it with bumper cars and came up with American Football :-).
And Spain is definitely on my and my daughters bucket list to 'see'25/06/2017 #10 Pamela 🐝 Williams#3 I actually knew about the Formula One and Golf. Sergio Garcia is a well known name in this part of the USA, he won the Wyndham Championship in 2012, which is played at the Sedgefield Country Club. Sedgefield is a small town (suburb of) outside Greensboro, where I live. My son-in-law is about anything to do with speed, that's why he owns two BMW motorcycles, he loves watching Formula One, but not as much as the cycles flying around the tracks .
- Producer12/06/2017Top Ten American Sports FranchisesA few weeks ago I was listening to a morning radio program and the announcers read a list they found on the Internet of the Top Ten American Sports Franchises. Quite simply, the list was a complete joke full of bias for and against certain...
- 08/06/2017Neymar Jr. Attempts Terrifying Shot from Jimmy Kimmel’s Roof If you are a soccer fan, you’re undoubtedly familiar with the superhuman known as Neymar Jr. He’s the star player for both Barcelona and the Brazilian...
- 08/06/2017As Social Media Director and former Player, follow us as we bring back the World College Soccer Championship. Like and share our FB page for latest teams in. FB: http://www.facebook.com/collegesoccer1/ #soccer #futbol #collegesoccer
- 04/06/2017Spare a thought for the Juventus players and fans. They hoped, they saw and they went home disappointed. They had been hoping for a winner's medal after a series of flops in the finals. They've only won two in the previous 9 finals. I had predicted them to win, to give a fight. Their defence throughout the Italian league and the European season has been solid. Last night, Real Madrid were better and more clinical. Commisserations Juventus. Congratulations Real Madrid!Gianluigi Buffon and Juventus endure more regret as prize slips away again | Stuart Jameswww.theguardian.com The Italian legend will feel pain once more after losing in his third Champions League final, against Real Madrid, in what may well prove his last...
- Producer03/06/2017Dirt Don't Hurt - A football Hooligan StoryFootball - Hope and Homelessness. Scene: Between 2006 and 2010 I was in college in the UK. I spent my summers in Ireland - because that was how the finance worked (I could explain, but its not relevant). In 2009 my wife gave birth...
Comments19/06/2017 #18 Claire L Cardwell#17 Well - there is always a 'black Russian' to play with. My version. Leave the Guinness alone please? No we do not make cocktails with the best beer in the world. You replace the guineas with coffee (yes that was indeed a deliberate spelling mistake) and leave the minor details to me. I am looking at the weather and I am trying to decide whether it's vodka chilli coffee or maybe a nip of Courvousier.... I am french, (with a small f) and I feel that at my time in life - I am entitled to decide how I am going to pace myself and be the last woman standing in the morning. You know the one. The one with the broom that you have to get up and assist first thing in the morning - that one. Yup, she's not sleeping..... I look at my little bottle of Tabasco. We are going to have a busy night. Let's do - AQUAVIT19/06/2017 #17 Don Philpott☘️#16 There's no better, nor worse - its all personal expression. I like the red rag to the Irish "ladies." Bovver boots and farming - a cultured mix. Alright lets dig into it...liked your article on absent friends and the fragility of life. Sustainable, architecture, design, artistic, tough, well traveled and knows her own mind -- yeah, you'd give Mna na h"Eireann (the women on Ireland) a good run out. The coffee part is probably the deciding factor - its hard to bottle somebody with coffee cup :). Enjoy your week! D18/06/2017 #16 Claire L Cardwell#15 Well I was the only student that didn't have Hunter Green Wellies - or in fact any wellies at all. I had leather boots. Big leather baby DMs. I only went on one site meeting. Fucking freezing cold. Tour of the farm (it's fucking huge) on foot ending up at the silage yard. I stood quite close as rotting grass is nice and warm. (cleaning my boots on silage and hay). However a mate of mine - Justin decided to show off. And we had an in depth discussion of the science of silage. I refused point blank from then on to go on any long lecture tours and walks. They all thought I was a City Slicker. Full on farm girl mate - Country Girl born and bred. I think a good little Irish girl with a cut glass accent really drives men absolutely nuts. They will never ever win an argument with me. But you - I think by the calibre of your writing I think you would actually win a few arguments. (Loud Discussions in the pub after the football). I don't drink by the way. Alcohol. I drink Coffee. That's it. Coffee. I have sent your marketing article to a couple of my mates - the facebook one. I actually have to reluctantly admit that you are a better writer than me. Fuck it, you are better (don't tell anyone else).18/06/2017 #15 Don Philpott☘️#14 Farm School? - where they teach you to slow down vowel sounds and walk in green "wellies"...know it well, my father drives cattle; not in the wild west sense, more the west of Ireland version. My mother, to this day, goes green at the smell of cowshit and musty fug from used wellies. She managed to banish the entire ensemble to the garage - so now she gets the whack when she goes for the golf clubs instead...fore!18/06/2017 #14 Claire L CardwellI actually attended Farm School - the one near Loughborough. (or Louga baragoa as the Yanks like to say). Yup I was at Sutton Bonnington. I did not study agriculture. I studied Caffeine, Philosophy, the art of debate and microbiology. and physiology. Animal Physiology. I also did not attend rugby matches. Our guys were well - let's just say that if you have never witnessed the fastest runner in the UK at the time (yes he was a runner not a rugby player) getting taken out - pile drivers I think were involved. In the first five minutes. Then yeah - I was on the unofficial medical team. My job. I had one job. I had to run the bath. That was it. Run the bath and throw people in there fully clothed immediately. The bath was about 50% saline and hot. Then I would leave the field and open the bar. I was the bar manager's assistant.18/06/2017 #13 Claire L CardwellWow Don - when I saw your name I actually thought that you were a bloke I went to college with about 100 million years ago. But that was Alistair Philpott not you! Wow - I love your writing. I am actually telling you this - I am stealing this - "the first touch of Jesus on a blind leper, he was a football god." I actually think I said this first? isn't this one of mine? Love it!04/06/2017 #9 Jerry FletcherDon, There is something about soccer, football to the rest of the world, that can connect with everyone. Here in Portland we have the Timbers, one of the few Pro teams in the USA. You can't get a ticket and they are expanding seating in the park again. One group of fans never sits during a match. There is, to me, no other game like it. Those really good at it are a wonder to behold. Yet the rest of us can join in (at least when we're young). Thanks for a wonderful memory.
- 03/06/2017AB FAB ! Harlso @Harlso on Twitter
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- 02/06/2017“They massacred me. They said I was in bad shape and much else. Then I stepped on to the pitch, scored a goal, and suddenly everyone says I’m in great form. Sometimes I really don’t understand this stuff.”
"No other player in Juventus’s squad can lead the line so effectively, bullying centre-backs with his power before choosing his moments to slip into the gaps he engineers between them."
Looking forward to a great final!Gonzalo Higuaín: Juve's £75m man who was 'massacred' but never looks back | Paolo Bandiniwww.theguardian.com Gonzalo Higuaín is unbowed by big-stage flops and ready to deliver the Champions League trophy Juventus fans crave against Real...
- 02/06/2017Mañana Europa tendrá a su campeón 2017.UEFA Champions League Emotional Filmvimeo.com This is "UEFA Champions League Emotional Film" by Designwerk on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love...
- 29/05/2017A 7th FA Cup win for the manager who has been under a lot of pressure this season. A remarkable achievement given that the season did not go too well for Arsenal. I am not an Arsenal fan but fans should probably give him credit where it is due.Arsène Wenger smiles better as he shakes off Arsenal hurt and suffering | David Hytnerwww.theguardian.com FA Cup-winning manager says: ‘One thing you cannot question is my commitment … I have desire, I love my job, I love to win, I love to...
- Producer26/05/2017The clash of the European heavyweightsJuventus will win the 2016/2017 UEFA Champions League Final against Real Madrid. My Spanish bee friends will not be happy with this prediction. What makes me say this? Let's look at Juventus history first. Winner of Serie A 33 times, Coppa Italia 12...
Comments04/06/2017 #3 Vincent Andrew#1 Juventus didn't turn up in the second half. Once the third goal went in the contest was over. I was expecting more from Juve. But credit to Real for showing real class on the night. Ronaldo was, as usual, his exceptional self. Breaking records for fun. That 80m pounds for his signing is now a bargain!
- Producer26/05/2017Online Soccer betting, Soccer Tips and NewsMost people call the world’s most favorite sport football, but to Australians it will always be soccer. The game’s fame extends far beyond the field though, because it is also one of the most profitable sports to bet on. The widespread TV...
- Producer24/05/2017Potty EuropeAlready there is much drama about why Spurs should be placed in Pot 3 in the seeded draw for next years Champions league and even wilder talk about being drawn into a potential nightmare group with either Real Madrid, PSG and Roma or Bayern Munich,...
- 18/05/2017How can any Spurs fan be disappointed when Spurs have not been runners up for the past 54 years. Our criticism of Daniel Levy also needs to be reexamined because his Top 6 finishes are only matched by a period of top 6 six finishes between 1899 and 1907.
What feels odd is that there are still two more games to be played though the season itself feels finished and done. Levy has also set the marker for the future with the stadium build. The Tottenham chairman for all the daft criticism that comes his way, including me - on actual records has done a phenomenal job as a Chairman. Sometimes it pays to look at the actual data to get a real sense of perspective about what success actually looks like. For sure the disappointment would be if this team does not land silverware in the coming 2017-18 season - but the season has not finished, so we as Spurs fans should take care to continue enjoying these "best of times'.List of Tottenham Hotspur F.C. seasons - Wikipediaen.wikipedia.org
Comments16/05/2017 #3 Josean Rueda CardenasMás allá de los colores, aprecio las genialidades y la inteligencia... y Zidane era un mago... este gol fué un acto de fe porque la altura de la bola era imposible y sin embrago, el creyo en si mismo y la puso donde nadie más la hubiese puesto... :) Un gol para no olvidar
- Producer14/05/2017Last Game at White Hart LaneThe score was Tottenham Hotspurs 2 Manchester United 1, but today the score was just a backdrop. Jose Mourinho did not come to win the game and fielded a team that he hoped did not pick up injuries because his focus is on winning the Europa League...
Comments15/05/2017 #3 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#1 Tottenham have a waiting list of 40,000 for season tickets, so it is about time they built a larger stadium. Chelsea will be increasing their capacity from 41,000 to $60,000 in a couple of years time - but these capacities are mandated by the municipal councils. Spurs got approval to use the top deck of Wembley stadium for Premier League games, so that will be 90,000 crowds - but they did the same for the Champions League - BUT they did not learn a single lesson from Arsene Wenger's experience because playing temporarily at Wembley while the Emirates Stadium was being built was detrimental to their results. They too had an awful Champions League campaign and struggled to make a "home" at Wembley. What seems on paper like a marvelous thing is actually not that great - and for Spurs the larger pitch is one problem they have not solved, but at White Hart Lane the atmosphere was electric and the fans were in touching distance of the team. At Wembley the players cannot feed of that kind of atmosphere and they have to get used to playing at distance from the fans. The other problem is that the bulk of fans who will fill Wembley Stadium are not regular football fans - so they won't know the songs or the club fan culture. Old Trafford does not have these limitations, the 75,000 fans that turn up are from the core and not people buying tickets to see a football match. In reality, while Spurs home form was superb, the away form was relatively poor and in September EVERY match in reality for Spurs is an away game. They better learn fast how to make Wembley a "home" or get much better at knowing how to play away and win!
- 14/05/2017Interestingly enough the construction that was initially supposed to end in March of 2009 continues until now, with “some cosmetic changes to be finished soon”. As of right now the stadium is astonishing 518% late and 548% over budget.What Happens When Corruption Meets Incompetence - Krestovsky Stadiumwww.linkedin.com Some time in 2005 as part of preparations for a (highly controversial but nevertheless successful) bid for the 2018 FIFA World Cup the government...