November 26th, 2015
Anzhi Makhachkala and CSKA Moscow are clubs that are in completely different positions; Moscow has not lost any of their 6 initial matches of the Russian Premier Leagues which has allowed the club to secure the top spot of the Russian League meanwhile Anzhi Makhachkala was just promoted to the elite competition of Russia and have not managed to claim a single victory from their opening 6 games of the 2015-16 season.
Both sides faced off against each other on August 1rst and it concluded with CSKA Moscow snatching a 1-0 triumph.
This victory might have arrived at a hefty cost for CSKA Moscow as Anzhi Makhachkala has launched complaints regarding the discipline and certain actions that the fans of the home team displayed.
The general director of Anzhi, Sergei Korablev released the following statement: “The chants from the CSKA fans were insulting towards our club and the fans as they were expressing hostility on the basis of one’s nationality. They did not only insult Anzhi, but also the whole of the Caucasus region, which for centuries has been used to living as a peaceful multinational family,”
This isn’t the first time that CSKA Moscow was in danger of being sanctioned as they have already been punished due to the discipline of their fans back in October of 2014 when CSKA Moscow was forced to play 3 Champions League matches with an empty stadium and were fined with a fee of $220,000 by UEFA. Read the rest of this entry »
October 4th, 2015
Theo Walcott recently recovered from an injury which has made him unable to perform in the pitch for a substantially long period of time, however even though Walcott has not had much playing time with Arsenal, he is still considered to be a valued player in Arsenal and the 26 year old player was offered a contract extension and now Walcott is one of the highest paid players not only in Arsenal but in the entire Premier League.
After signing his new contract, Walcott is now estimated to be earning around £140,000 each week and he will be a player of Arsenal at least until 2019.
MesutOzil, Alexis Sanchez and Theo Walcott are the joint seventh best paid players in the top football league of England as all of them are earning the same amount and are some of the main stars in the team of Arsene Wenger.
Even though Arsenal has not won the Premier League in over 10 years, Arsenal has the 4th largest wage bill with an amount that reaches £166.4m but this does not include the latest deals which were given to PetrCech, Walcott and Sanchez all of which have recently had a change in their contracts or penned an extension.
This contract extension which was given to Theo Walcott at the end of July, SantiCazorla was another player of Arsenal who penned a new deal with the Premier League club and Arsene Wenger voiced his happiness in having secured the services of those players for an extended period of time as the French manager said: Read the rest of this entry »
July 26th, 2015
In the debut season of Toni Kroos as a player of Real Madrid, the German midfielder helped Real Madrid on lifting the UEFA Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup which are important pieces of silverware but none of them are considered to be huge or major titles compared to the Champions League or La Liga.
Real Madrid’s latest season is contemplated of being an underwhelming one and this is evident by the fact that Carlo Ancelotti was sacked as the Italian manager failed on giving his team any truly important or significant titles.
Toni Kroos was signed by Real Madrid on July of 2014 for a transfer fee of €25 million. The original purpose of why Real Madrid signed Kroos was to use him as replacement of Xabi Alonso and so far things have been going well for the German midfielder as he has made a huge influence since arriving to the Santiago Bernabeu and he is even named as: ‘the pass master’’. Read the rest of this entry »
April 20th, 2015
Real Madrid defender Alvaro Arbeloa is of the opinion that Barcelona have a much tougher run in in the last eight matches of the season compared to his club.
Even though the Catalan club have a four-point advantage in the table, this difficult run is likely to make them dropped points and Arbeloa reckons that Madrid should be in a position to take advantage of it. Carlo Ancelotti’s men have suffered a huge dip in form since the turn of the year. Their six-point advantage has been converted into a four-point deficit in the matter of a few weeks.
Barcelona have simply look irresistible in the last couple of months with Lionel Messi leading the pack. In this position, the Catalan club are seen as the favourites for yet another la Liga title. After a trophy less campaign, victory in the league will be a massive boost for Luis Enrique in his first season at the club. Both teams have relatively the same tough opponents between now and the end of the campaign, but Barcelona will also be up against Atletico Madrid away from home. Sevilla and Valencia are some of the tough remaining matches for the club. Madrid recently managed a 9-1 win over Granada to boost the confidence. Read the rest of this entry »
March 11th, 2015
Former Bayern Munich midfielder Toni Kroos says that he is starting to enjoy his role at Real Madrid, which takes a lot out of him in a physical sense. At Bayern Munich,Kroos was merely used to keep the ball in the centre of the park.
At Real Madrid, he has been required to do more duties in order to help his team win matches. These duties include the defensive area as well.Kroos has recalled that he is now playing much deeper compared to his Bayern Munich days. Even though he has a lot of responsibility on his shoulders, it is not affected his game much.
Krooshas been used in a 4-3-3 formation. The 25-year-old has been not able to score the same number of goals as he did at Bayern Munich, but his overall game appears to have improved a lot.Kroos is now starting to assert a considerable influence on the game, which was definitely not the case a few years ago. The midfielder has already featured in 32 matches in all competitions for Madrid. If he manages to stay without suffering many major injuries, he could be looking at featuring in more than 50 matches this season. Read the rest of this entry »
January 21st, 2015
Toni Kroos was subjected to intense transfer rumours from all the top teams in the world during the summer. However, it was primarily thought that Manchester United and Real Madrid were the favourites to sign him.
United had held a long-standing interest in the German international with rumours suggesting that David Moyes made from his number one transfer target even before being sacked. Moving to United would have madeKroos as one of the important players at the club. At Real Madrid, though, the likes of Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo continue to dominate the headlines.
After a slow start to life in the Spanish league,Kroos is starting to dominate matches just as he did at Bayern Munich. Read the rest of this entry »