Gaz and Pete's news & views
 
Football stars are getting too big for their high-priced football boots!!
 

Football stars are getting too big for their high-priced football boots is the fW opinion!!

The pre season has seen a lot of forced moves or lots of noise about nothing! There has been lots of forced moves such as Robbie Keene & David Bentley. We have also seen lots of noise about moves that have so far not happened. It seems that integrity is out of the window and contracts seem to mean very little in the business-related world of football.

Patrick Vieira leaked stories about big summer moves every season during his time at Arsenal. Then in 2005 Arsenal lost their patience and sold him to A C Milan where he had a very indifferent period of his career – the pre Madonna’s of today should have a look at his career since he left Arsenal where the fans had awarded him superstar status before his antics started.

We are going to focus on the two big stars that have not moved this summer after leaving stories all over the world press that they would. Christiano Ronaldo & Dimitar Berbatov.

First is Cristiano Ronaldo. Last season he won the premier league and champion’s league with Manchester United. He was also voted the PFA player and young player of the year thanks to his fantastic season at Manchester United. You would think that this would leave him with a real buzz and owing much gratitude to the club and Sir Alex Ferguson. You would have thought he would look forward to winning more the following year with the Red Devils. No not Ronaldo, he then started to leak stories about joining Real Madrid in a multi million euro move – well thanks for that! He has now dramatically committed to Manchester United – well thanks a billion. We personally feel he should have packed his bags. He is currently ranked in the top 5 footballers in the world, how long would that have lasted if he spent 30 % of the season sitting on the bench. Hello Mr. Cristiano – how many Spanish teams were in the semi finals of the Champions League last season? It took David Beckham to turn the fortunes of the great club you dream of – and look how they treated him!  fW want you to have a good sniff of coffee and sack your not so good advisors before mouthing off again at the end of this season to the European press. Have some respect for the greatest league in the world!! We all have dreams, but he is only 23 years old – so  fW are sure we will see him at Real Madrid some time in the future. Alex Ferguson has again shown us why he is one of the greatest managers of all time in the way he handled another complex situation with a young football star.

Second is Dimitar Berbatov. We all know that Gaz is a massive Spurs fan. Gaz has spent most of the last two weeks infuriated over the way Manchester United are stalking the best player Spurs have had up front in years. We will not mention those three new swear words - Robbie Keene & Liverpool! Berbatov has and will continue to be a pure genius striker, he has shown footy excellence and class while playing at Spurs since May 2006 - but can the man sulk or what!! He spent the first three months of last season looking like he wanted to throw his very big toys out of a very big pram – also scoring very few goals. He then got his head down in December and ended up scoring 23 goals last season. This also impacted the whole Spurs performance last season in our view, resulting in them finishing eleventh where they had finished fifth the two previous seasons. He now has his so called brother and manager dropping hints that he will move to Manchester, Real Madrid or Barcelona. We are appalled at the way he has conducted himself and the disrespect he has shown Tottenham Hotspur Football Club. Tottenham are now under pressure to try and ensure that they are not seen as a club with limited ambition, and this means that they to try and hang on to the top players, letting Berbatov move to Man U will be seen by the fans as a lack of ambition. Legendry players such as Chris Waddle have also come out in criticising Berbatov for not committing to his four year contract. Berbatov still remains at Spurs but it does look likely that he may still move before the start of the season. It will be interesting to see how Juande Ramos handles the next few weeks. We need to keep our eyes on this one, but  fW hope that Spurs show ambition by keeping him at White Hart Lane.

Let’s not forget that this is meant to be about us the fans. We spend out hard earned money each week as we have real passion for the game. We all want our clubs to do well and have the best players – but we want them to play for us not just have lavish life styles and fast cars.  fW want all clubs to get back to the grass routes, develop their own players and push them towards international glory – why are be supporting these overpaid ego’s?

We are interested to hear your views on Berbatov and any other footballing matters. E mail us at gazandpete@footballwinners.co.uk with you news and views on any football stories!!

fW



 
 
Have your say on the footballWINNERS blog
 

Read what other members have to say!
There are (0) comment(s) to read!

Post a comment about this blog entry

You must be a member to post a comment. If you havent got an account then Register!

 
 

Rangers in Administration
 

How can one of the top two teams in Scotland end up in Administration?  Why are football clubs so badly run?  There is so much greed in football this is why clubs like Rangers and Portsmouth end up in Administration.

I am a Bristol City supporter and I would hate to see my club in administration or go bust and disappear but why is it the football clubs are immune from normal business practices?  We are in a recession that has seen some well known, well loved brands disappear from our high streets, so why are football clubs allowed to continue.  It is about time the government stopped stepping in and allowed clubs to go bust and disappear.  That has to be the only way to get the message out to the rest of the operators of the football clubs that this is a business and must be run like one.  Need to learn to balance the books and stop paying ludicruios wages to average players.

I don't want to see anyone's club go bust but at the same time this nonsense must stop.



Read what other members have to say!
There are () comment(s) to read!
Post a comment about this blog entry

 
 
Have your say on the footballWINNERS blog
 

Read what other members have to say!
There are (0) comment(s) to read!

Post a comment about this blog entry

You must be a member to post a comment. If you havent got an account then Register!

 
 

Latest news and views
 
Congratulations to Chelsea
Football Games - who is the next England Manager
Football Games we are still here.....
England let us all down
England World Cup 30
England 30 for the World Cup
Season 2010 almost over
What a season!
View latest news archive
 
 

Predictions and results
 
Rangers in Administration
World Cup Winner 2010
Congratulations Chelsea
England must win and must win well!
How well do YOU know football?
Play for fun is on its way
fW picks for week 7 - 26-09-09
fW Picks for week 6 - 19/09/09
View predictions and results archive
 
 

 

Football news
 

Celtic set for Premiership defence
Celtic are 1-50 odds-on favourites to win their fifth successive title as the Scottish Premiership gets under way on Saturday.

Arsenal v Chelsea
After a 64-day break the English domestic season returns on Sunday when Arsenal face champions Chelsea in the Community Shield.

Women's FA Cup 'needs reviewing'
Notts County stand to lose money from playing in the Women's FA Cup, even if they win Saturday's final at Wembley.

Saturday's gossip column
Man City to offer Pep Guardiola £100m deal, Barcelona have no plans of selling Pedro, Berbatov set for Villa, plus more.

Striker Lambert joins West Brom
Striker Rickie Lambert joins West Brom from Liverpool on Friday and then scores on his debut three hours later.

Villa sign Gestede and Veretout
Aston Villa complete the signings of Blackburn striker Rudy Gestede and Nantes midfielder Jordan Veretout.

Walcott and Cazorla sign new deals
Arsenal striker Theo Walcott signs a new four-year deal with the club, as Santi Cazorla also extends his agreement.

Chelsea Ladies v Notts County Ladies
Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's FA Women's Cup final between Chelsea Ladies and Notts County Ladies.

Celtic v Ross County
Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Scottish Premiership game between Celtic and Ross County.

Hamilton Academical v Partick Th
Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Scottish Premiership game between Hamilton Academical and Partick Thistle.

Inverness CT v Motherwell
Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Scottish Premiership game between Inverness Caledonian Thistle and Motherwell.

Kilmarnock v Dundee
Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Scottish Premiership game between Kilmarnock and Dundee.

Women's football funding increased
A female football participation programme secures an additional year's funding as it exceeds its player numbers target.

Fred, 22, tested positive - Brazil FA
Brazil football chiefs confirm midfielder Fred tested positive for a banned diuretic at the recent Copa America in Chile.

Inter sign Man City forward Jovetic
Manchester City forward Stevan Jovetic joins Inter Milan, however both clubs report the terms of the deal differently.

Argentine in Fifa 'not guilty' plea
Alejandro Burzaco, a former Argentine sporting executive, pleads not guilty in the corruption case involving football's world governing body Fifa.

Akpom set to join Hayden at Hull
Arsenal striker Chuba Akpom is set to follow team-mate Isaac Hayden to Hull City on a season-long loan deal.

Falkirk 5-0 East Stirlingshire
Falkirk ease through to the second round of the Scottish League Cup with a comfortable win over East Stirlingshire.

Gills fined for 'race victimisation'
Gillingham and club chairman Paul Scally are fined £75,000 each for "race victimisation" by the FA, but both will appeal.

Foxes set to sign midfielder Kante
Leicester City are set to sign Caen midfielder N'Golo Kante for an undisclosed fee after he passed a medical.

Newcastle's Mbemba teased on age
Newcastle signing Chancel Mbemba is happy to be teased about uncertainty over his age, says an international team-mate.

Stephens joins Middlesbrough on loan
Southampton hand defender Jack Stephens a new contract and immediately loan him out to Championship side Middlesbrough.

Cherries 'must get used to losing'
Bournemouth captain Tommy Elphick says they will have to get used to losing more games in their first Premier League season.

Yates wanted to keep number two shirt
Port Vale stalwart Adam Yates admits that he was "not best pleased" at not being given his favourite number two shirt.

Aubameyang signs new Dortmund deal
Borussia Dortmund forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang extends his deal with the club until the end of the 2019-20 season.

Williamson commits to Arsenal Ladies
England youth international Leah Williamson signs a new long-term contract with Arsenal Ladies.

Blues' Johnstone to join Morton
Former Celtic striker Denny Johnstone is to join Greenock Morton on loan from Birmingham City.

MK Dons sign Real Madrid's Aguza
MK Dons sign Real Madrid Castilla captain Sergio Aguza on a two-year deal, subject to international clearance.

VIDEO: Community Shield: 10 classic goals
Watch our selection of classic goals from the Community Shield and Charity Shield over the years.

VIDEO: No drama if Arsenal win - Mourinho
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says he sees the Community Shield match against Arsenal as more than a friendly, but not as important as a Premier League game.

VIDEO: Arsenal fan McCoy's summer signings
Retired jockey and Arsenal fan AP McCoy gives Question of Sport his verdict on who the Gunners should sign this summer.

VIDEO: Archive: Sir Bobby's emotional award
Six years on from the death of Sir Bobby Robson, watch his emotional speech as he receives the Lifetime Achievement award at Sports Personality of the Year in 2007.

VIDEO: Co Antrim earn dramatic Milk Cup win
County Antrim beat Mexican side Club America to become the first team from Northern Ireland to win the Premier section of the Milk Cup.

VIDEO: Right to Dream hit seven against Saints
Ghanaian academy side Right to Dream dominate the Junior final of the Milk Cup, scoring some spectacular goals in a 7-0 thrashing of Southampton.

VIDEO: Cherries can compete - Elphick
Bournemouth captain Tommy Elphick believes his side can compete with the Premier League's big names.

VIDEO: Worldies, free-kicks & cheeky headers
Watch some of the best goals from Women's FA Cup finals before Saturday's showpiece between Chelsea and Notts County.

VIDEO: Great moments from the Women's FA Cup
BBC Sport looks back on the history of the Women's FA Cup before Saturday's final between Chelsea and Notts County.

VIDEO: Archive - Match postponed 29 times
From the archives, a report about one of the most postponed match in British football history: Inverness Thistle v Falkirk.

VIDEO: Scout Bob Bishop recalls George Best
Bob Bishop, the football scout who discovered George Best, reflects on Best's career

VIDEO: Shearer predicts 'tight' title race
Match of the Day pundit Alan Shearer expects champions Chelsea to improve on last season, but predicts a "tight" race for the title in the new campaign.

Familiar feel to Premiership season
Few surprises are expected in Scotland's top flight but intrigue can still be found lurking in its midst, writes Richard Wilson.

Which Premier League manager are you?
From dealing with egos to speaking to the press, take our quiz to find out what kind of Premier League manager you would make.

Man Utd US tour: What did we learn?
New signings, absentee stars, keeping concerns and likely formations - what shape are Man Utd in for the new season?

The reluctant icon ready to make history
England defender Laura Bassett is aiming for FA Cup success after her World Cup heartache.

Scottish Premiership: Five new faces
With the Premiership season kicking off on Saturday, who are the players new to Scottish football to watch?

From Bermondsey to Wembley
Chelsea captain Katie Chapman on her start in football, World Cup bronze and the Women's FA Cup final.

NASL football looks for expansion
The second-level US football league, the NASL - a famous 1970s brand name - is looking to increase the number of its teams and score new commercial deals.

Free transfers: search for a bargain
A former £17m man, the old 'new Zidane' and a 2014 World Cup star. We look at the players still available on a free.

Mystery of missing Women's FA Cup
A winner of the first FA Women's Cup in 1971 hopes to find the missing trophy and hand it to the National Football Museum.

Transfer deals - July 2015
Track all the latest signings day by day throughout July in England, Scotland and across the world.

Manager ins and outs - July 2015
Track the managerial ins and outs and a list of every boss in the top five leagues in England and the Scottish Premiership.

Last year is history, says Hughes
Manager John Hughes wants Inverness Caley Thistle to retain the underdog spirit despite last season's success.

West Brom target Cardiff's Marshall
West Bromwich Albion have made an initial approach over Cardiff City's goalkeeper David Marshall, says boss Russell Slade.

County Antrim make Milk Cup history
County Antrim become the first Northern Ireland team to win the Premier section of the Milk Cup by beating Club America 3-2 on penalties.

'Significant' injury for Valencia
West Ham striker Enner Valencia suffered a "significant injury" to his right knee and ankle in this week's Europa League tie.

Cup final is biggest game in Chelsea's history
Chelsea's Eniola Aluko says her team is not panicking about form ahead of Saturday's historic Women's FA Cup final.