April 18th, 2011

FB: Sergio Worth It

Bale wins PFA PoTY and Wilshere wins PFA YPoTY


Tottenham's Gareth Bale has been named the Professional Footballers' Association Player of the Year. The 21-year-old beat six other players to the vaunted award and becomes the fourth Welshman to be honoured, after Ian Rush, Mark Hughes and Ryan Giggs.

"I am more than delighted, really," he said. "It is a massive award and it is a great honour to receive, especially from other fellow professionals. It is an honour, really, when you look at the names that have won it before and it just makes you go 'wow'.

"There haven't been too many Welshman to have won the trophy but it is great and it is great for me personally. And it is not just for me, it is for all my team-mates that have helped me through the season and it is kind of for everyone, really."

"I think it is due to a bit of everything, really," he added. "At the beginning I wasn't really playing much and I always believed in myself that, if I did get a run in the team – which I eventually did – that I would be able to prove what I can do." That did happen and I kind of never really looked back from there."Playing in a good team with good players definitely helped me a lot and all the boys have been fantastic, the manager has been fantastic, giving me my chance, and it is something I want to improve on."

The other six players nominated for the award were Charlie Adam, Samir Nasri, Scott Parker, Carlos Tevez, Rafael van der Vaart and Nemanja Vidic. Samir Nasri scooped second place and Carlos Tevez, third.

Bale was also nominated for the PFA Young Player of the Year but that award went to Jack Wilshere of Arsenal.

The 19-year-old has attracted plaudits from fans and pundits alike for his performances this season, in which he has established himself as a key player for England.

"It is my first full season and it is a massive award, especially from my fellow players," he said. "It is amazing. I am very proud to be the fifth recipient from Arsenal, it is good to keep this history going. Arsenal is a good club for bringing youngsters through and they keep proving it so I would like to thank the manager as well. I am delighted just to be in the team."

Premier League Team of the Year

Van der Sar (Man Utd)

Sagna (Arsenal), Cole (Chelsea), Vidic (Man Utd), Kompany (Man City)

Nani (Man Utd), Nasri (Arsenal), Wilshere (Arsenal), Bale (Tottenham)

Tevez (Man City), Berbatov (Man Utd).


Seriously, why do we let players vote for each other? Bale was a good player at the start of the season but definitely not PoTY, I would say either Vidic (and not just because I'm a Utd fan) or Scott Parker should have won, and the fact Parker isn't n the Team of the Year is a disgrace.
guti WEAH


American Invited to Join La Masia!!!

Ben Lederman, a U-11, has been invited to join FC Barcelona’s youth Academy!

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This will go down as a mark in US Soccer history!

He started his trial with the famed academy Monday, April 11, and just 4 training sessions later, the Director of all 7 v 7 at the club, Andres Carrasco, had made a decision.

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I really hope he goes very far in la Masia and maybe one day he'll make the first team
FB: Real

Football Adverts

So about an hour ago Alvaro posted this tweet:

The video he linked to was this one:

I love the advert, though personally I think Xabi isn't enough of a troll to start it and it should have been Xavi ;P but it prompts the question: 

What's your favourite football advert?


Rio Ferdinand stalker convicted of harassment

A crazed stalker who made Rio Ferdinand's life hell was on the run last night - after hinting that his ordeal may not be over.

Fantasist Susanne Ibru convinced herself she was having an affair with the Manchaster United and England star after befriending his mum at church. Ibru was found guilty of harassment but fled a Cheshire court halfway through her trial after smiling at the footballer and saying: "See you later, bye!"

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