November 10th, 2008


I Don't Know How I Feel About This


Henry To Chelsea?

According to reports which may or may not be reliable, Chelsea could be about to launch a January swoop for Barcelona forward Thierry Henry...

Reports in both English and Spanish tabloids have suggested that Luiz Felipe Scolari is preparing to unleash an £8 million bid to lure iconic Frenchman Thierry Henry back to London.

The 31-year-old striker is currently in his second season at Barcelona, but has not scaled the heights that saw him crowned a bona-fide legend at Highbury and the Emirates with Arsenal.

Scolari is eager to bolster Chelsea's attacking options, with strikers painfully thin on the ground outside of Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka.

Chelsea's planned raid for Robinho was usurped by newly-monied Manchester City over the summer, leaving Scolari with limited options at the business end of the field.

He has been making noises about adding to his panel during the January sales, even though the economic downturn has left the once richest club in the world with unprecedented financial constraints.

According to The People newspaper, the Blues may have as little as £5 million with which to bid over the winter, while Henry is likey to command a fee at least twice that amount, with his wages set to be in the region of £120,000 a week.

The player was also linked with Manchester City, but is known to have a strong affection for London return.

He has been quoted by the press as saying: "Though I work in Barcelona my heart is in London." However, he has also said, repeatedly, that he is happy at Barca, that Arsenal are in his heart and that he could not envisage playing for any other Premier League club after his time as a Gunner.

But then as we all know, things can change rapidly in football...

I love that they admit to using not so credible sources. Oh, what would I do without you?
  • biznass


Ronaldo Nothing Compared To Messi - Henry

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Barcelona forward Thierry Henry has claimed that Cristiano Ronaldo does not deserve to win the Ballon D'Or this year and thrown his weight behind the bid of team-mate Leo Messi, whom he insists is the best player in the world...

In just over three weeks time, the announcement of European Footballer of the Year will be made, with Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo and Barça's Lionel Messi the front-runners competing for the prestigious Ballon D'Or prize.

Also in the running are Iker Casillas, Xavi and Fernando Torres, but the real battle for supremacy in being waged by the United and Blaugrana front-men.

Messi has claimed that either Xavi or Sergio Kun Aguero should take the award from the 30-man shortlist, while Ronaldo has plumped for himself as the most deserving nominee.

Now, Barcelona's French forward Thierry Henry has thrown his support behind his 21-year-old club colleague for the honour and hailed him as the 'best' player on the continent, and indeed, in the world.

The former Arsenal captain, who finished third in the Ballon D'Or pecking order in 2006 behind Italian duo Fabio Cannavaro and Gianluigi Buffon, told the press: "Messi is the best. What he does is from another world.

"He is exceptional.

"After watching Arsenal against Manchester United, I insist Cristiano Ronaldo is one thing and Messi is another.

"There is no comparison. Messi deserves to win the Ballon d'Or this year."

sergio: king


hey bbs, i didn't know if you guys knew where to buy spain's euro 2008 games on dvd, but i didn't get to see it as i was not into football at the time (i know, i know, i'm a re-re), so i did a search and found a place. i got my dvds on saturday and have watched two games today! it's in english and the quality is good! it takes over two weeks to arrive, so beeee patient.


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peer pressure gets 2 masch


Liverpool midfielder Javier Mascherano has agreed to captain Argentina under new coach Diego Maradona. "I've convinced him," Maradona told Radio La Red after returning from a six-day trip to Europe during which he visited a number of his top players. "I explained to him what I thought about him and told him what I thought he could give the team." Mascherano, 24, initially said he did not feel ready to take on the responsibility.

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Pep vs. Schuster, the Showdown

Found this while browsing my FC Barcelona feed in search of new Xavi articles to translate. It's from Spanish footie mag Don Balón and is actually pretty decent. It's long, but maybe you'll find it interesting, especially with the Schuster-hate I'm noticing among you Madridistas. Anyway, enjoy. :)

Pep Guardiola and Bernd Schuster: Opposite paths.

Both have defended the Barça shirt. Both are members of the Catalan club. Don't look for more: all similarities end there. Pep Guardiola and Bernd Schuster, the coaches who direct Spanish football's two "greats", are like night and day and represent completely different values.

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[translation by me]