Arise All Chelsea Fans

Up Chelsea FC! Up all Chelsea fans! It is time for us all Chelsea fans to arise and give our club the needed massive support that would ginger our players to win the 2009/2010 English premier league. You have always done your best to provide the encouragement and the support that have been the strong bone and booster which have propelled our great club to victory on various fronts.

You all know that we cannot make it if you do not lend your support, if you do not attend live matches to cheer our boys up and if you do not buy the souvenirs, jerseys, plaques, key holders, face caps, etc that would help generate income for our great club. Our alluta must be seen in all areas where the club needs our solidarity. Chelsea forever! That is by the way! Man. U and Arsenal FC are seriously in our pursuit in the league, with just few points separating us. That is where our duty comes in. We have to show how much we love ‘The Blues’ by being there when it matters most.

Our coach, Carlo Ancelotti has done remarkably well this time around – you have been seeing the results, haven’t you? Did you not see what they did to Sunderland at the weekend? Only Tottenham Hotspur has surpassed that goal margin this season. I was afraid when the African Nations’ Cup Championship was about to commence in Angola; I thought that with the likes of Didier Drogba, Michael Essien, John Obi Mikel and Salomon Kalou going for national assignment we would be in a serious trouble, even my friends here have been telling me that Chelsea would certainly fall. Today, however, the ball game is entirely different- we are waxing stronger even in the absence of these guys – thanks to Roman Abramovich, Carlo Ancelotti, the seriousness of our boys, our sponsor (Samsung), our kit providers (Adidas) and your unflinching support. We shall surely get there again this year by the special grace of God.

We have not been doing badly. You still remember our records – League titles in 1954-55, 2004-05 and 2005-06; FA Cup in 1970, 1997, 2000, 2007 and 2009; League Cup in 1965, 1998, 2005 and 2007; FA Charity/FA Community shield in 1955, 2000, 2005 and 2009; Full Member Cup in 1986 and 1990; UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup in 1971 and 1998 and UEFA Super Cup in 1998 – that is no mean achievement. We may not have gotten to where we are heading, I want to say we still have enough room to improve, and this year affords us yet another opportunity to add another trophy to our coffer. Don’t relent: We need more of your support this time.

Our man of the year 2009, Frank Lampard scored twice in our last match. We want to enjoy more of his games and the games of our other regular players – John Terry, Peter Cech, Branislav Ivanovic, Ashley Cole, Michael Essien, Ricardo Carvalho, Joe Cole, Didier Drogba, John Obi Mikel, Michael Ballack, Florent Malouda, Jose Bosingwa, Paulo Ferreira, Deco, Salomon Kalou, Alex, Juliano Belletti and Nicolas Anelka. We look forward to the day this year’s trophy would be handed to John Terry. Up The Blues! Up all Chelsea Fans! Solidarity forever!

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UEFA Champions League Finbal 2006-2007 Review

The most prestigious and lucrative football competition in Europe is the UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE. Real Madrid, Manchester United, Liverpool, Barcelona, AC Milan, Ajax, FC Porto, Bo Russia Dortmund and a host of others having a taste of the soccer experience. The 2006/2007 edition of the championship with AC Milan in a battle for supremacy with Liverpool, AC Milan lost to Liverpool in 2004/2005 edition in what is referred to as a fight to finish comeback. AC Milan leading by three goals to nothing were shocked by Liverpool equalizer in the second held which take both sides to a penalty shoot out with the polish international Jerzy Dudek winning the day by saving three of AC Milan’s penalty.

«2006/2007 is year of revenge!» this is what most AC Milan players and fans were saying. The Liverpool side is replying is a repeat of 2004/2005 with both side making few changes in their side. Both manager Carlos Ancelotti and Rafael Benitez are assumed to have known the weaknesses of one another. AC Milan qualified from their group alongside Lille ahead with ten points, winning three matches drawing one and losing two. They came out on top of the group AC Milan had a humble start which make many people think they are not capable of getting to the final of the champions league, luckily winning Celtic with an extra time goal by Brazilian born Kaka, won the match 1 – 0 on aggregate for them. The went to play Bayern Munich, that sent Real Madrid (another strong team) packing.

The case was clear and everyone was saying Bayer will go pass AC Milan after a 2 – 2 first leg draw at the San-Sirs stadium home of A C Milan . A C Milan also shocked many by turning the table to win away in Bayern home stadium with goals coming from Clarence Seedorf and Fillippoinzaghi. The won 2 – 4 on aggregate. They met another strong side with that greatest defeat margin in the 2006 – 2007 champions leagues Manchester United in a highly explosive semifinal. The first leg ended 3 – 2 with goals from Kaka for A C Milan, united did well by coming back from one goal down to end the march with a win, with goals coming from Cristiano Ronald and Wayne Rooney’s brace. The second leg was great for AC allowing united no space and ensuring they did not concede goal. They defeated United with goals coming from Clarence seed off, Kaka and the substitute Gilargino to end the march 5 – 3 on aggregate.

Liverpool in their side tops their group convincingly with 13 points from 6 matches alongside PS V ahead of Bordeaux and Galatasaray. Liverpool was drawn alongside Barcelona the defensive championship. Liverpool were spectacular with their away match by 2 – 1 with goals coming from Craig Bellamy and Jean Arne Riise. They played in the second leg and did not concede too many goal, they were unlucky not to score, because most of their shots on goal hit goal post. The only goal from Eidur Audhonsen could not help Barcelona the crashed by away goal rule (2 – 2) was the aggregate. Liverpool went to the quarter to meet PSV again. They defeated PSV at home 3 – 0 and also defeated them at a field (their 45, 362 home ground). They won 1 – 0 to end the match 4 – 0 on aggregate.

It was the turn of Chelsea, co English side to pack the load from the champion’s league when they met Liverpool. Chelsea wont he first leg to Anfield conceded a goal to make it 1 – 1 on aggregate. This lead to a penalty and Chelsea were on the packing side. It is A C Milan and Liverpool final.

All roads led to Athens the venue of the champion’s league 2006/2007 final on the 23rd of May 2007 where A C Millan will play Liverpool. Betting went on all round the world as people were betting that their preferable side will win. Both side wanted to win both managers playing on techniques which will work, the time did the judgment of technique when Fillipo Inzagbi converted a free kick that took a deflection on Liverpool player into the net and Liverpool tried to create to equalize but to no avail in the other hand A C Milan are looking for a chance to double their lead, all efforts by A C Milan to double the lead were caught offside.

Benitez introduced Peter Crouch for his head and height advantage. AC Milan continued to press forward surprisingly a chance was created again by A C Milan, this time not in an off side position. Dirk Kuyt late goal could not save the Reds as the Liverpool go down by 1 goal to 2. an AC Millan day people call it. Analyst have their saying, many blamed Rafael Benitez late substitution of Mascherano of Crouch. No matter to what they say A C Milan has added another feather to their cap. Good play to both side for giving us good final both played well but a side will Liverpool were in the receiving side congratulations to the players, coaching crew, officials, board members and fans of AC Milan Worldwide.


What Are Arsenal’s Chances In The English Premiership This Seaon?

With the departure of Thierry Henry for Barcelona FC, most people would have written off Arsenal at the start of the season as a team in transition. However so far Arsenal has proven the detractors wrong by winning 3 games and drawing 1 game. Thus staying in the hunt for another league title.

The main reason behind this I believe is due to Arsene Wenger and the belief or confidence he has instilled into his young charges. For the last few seasons, it would seen that detractors always view Arsenal as being goners due to the fact that key players for the team keeping departing such as Patrick Vieria for Juventus and Henry to Barcelona. However looking carefully at the team Mr Wenger has assembled since he arrived in Arsenal, it is not hard to find a replacement ready to step up to plate.

In defence, with the additional of Sagna, it seen to make the defence more complete as compared to last season. The central pairing of Toure with Gallas or Senderos looking promising. As for wing back positions, Sagna provides competition to Diaby, Flamini, Eboue and Clichy. Only in goal, Jens Lehmann seen to be weak link, conceding two unnecessary goals so far. Thus with the additional of Polish Goalkeeper Fabianski, there is an option for Wenger to switch if necessary.

Next to the midfield. This is in my opinion the strongest element of Arsenal’s team. In centre of the park, there are Csec Fabregas and the veteran Gilberto. In the wings, there are Hleb, Rosicky and Walcott to choose from. The playmaker here is Fabregas who has risen to fill the gap left by Henry. Looking at it, it would be Fabregas to bring Arsenal forward in next few seasons especially with Wenger agreeing to a new three years deal. And with the addition of Diarra from Chelsea, it looks like a strong midfield for the Gunners.

Finally upfront. When Henry left for Barcelona, Mr Wenger did not purchase a big name to replace, but instead he opted for the Brazilian born Croatian Da Silva. It may be part of Wenger’s plan or gamble. However reviewing Wenger’s track record of developing superstar from normal player such as Henry or Nicholas Anelka, it would be hardly surprising. Furthermore, Van Persie back from injury joining Adebayor, Da Silva and Bendtner up front, Arsenal has a strong or equal strike force to the other Big Three Teams in the EPL.

So far, the performance of Arsenal is still a joy to watch as they dish out passing attacking football for all to see. Hence if Arsenal can maintain the form and avoid key injuries, then at end of may, they should be around the summit of the EPL.

What a future hold for the Gunners.


The Top Marksmen at Euro 2008

Cristiano Ronaldo – Portugal

The precocious winger burst onto the international scene when, at just 19, he scored two goals at Euro 2004 and was named in the team of the tournament. Ronaldo is now widely acknowledged as the world’s best player, a title supported by the 36 goals he has scored so far this season for Manchester United. This includes 10 goals in his last 11 Champions League games and 26 Premier League goals with six matches remaining.

During Euro 2008 qualification, he scored 8 goals; his pace, trickery and ability to score from anywhere will put fear into defenders across Europe. Ronaldo has scored 20 goals in 54 international games.

Fernando Torres – Spain

The 23-year-old Liverpool striker has blossomed this season, scoring 21 Premier League goals so far, as well as four in his last four Champions League appearances. Torres made his international debut at just 19 and has won 46 international caps, scoring 15 goals, including 3 goals in the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

Spain will be hoping that the talismanic striker can transfer his sparkling club form to the international stage at Euro 2008.

Thierry Henry – France

FC Barcelona’s Henry has enjoyed an exceptional international career spanning over a decade. He arrived at the 1998 World Cup as a relative unknown, but ended the tournament as France’s top scorer with 3 goals. Henry scored 3 times at Euro 2000 and twice at Euro 2004, and at the 2006 World Cup he was one of 10 nominees for Player of the Tournament.

Henry has scored a record 44 goals for France and needs just two more caps to reach 100.

Miroslav Klose

Bayern Munich’s Klose thrives on big occasions: he has scored 10 World Cup goals for Germany – 5 apiece in 2002 and 2006 – winning the Golden Boot as top scorer in 2006. He is the only player to have scored five or more goals in consecutive World Cups. Klose is well-known for his aerial ability and goalscoring instincts. He has earned 74 international caps to date, scoring an impressive 38 goals.

Zlatan Ibrahimovi

Inter Milan’s Ibrahimovi is recognised as one of the top strikers currently playing in Europe, despite failing to score a goal for Sweden in the 2006 World Cup or any of their 12 Euro 2008 qualifiers.

Since his international debut in 2001, the large, skillful attacker has scored 18 goals in 49 games for Sweden.

Luca Toni

Toni, who now plays for Bayern Munich in Germany, was a late bloomer, only debuting for Italy in 2004 at the age of 27. In the 2005/06 season, Toni scored 31 Serie A goals for Fiorentina – the first player to score over 30 goals in a season for almost 50 years.

Toni scored two goals at the 2006 World Cup, which Italy won, and has netted a total of 16 goals from 33 caps.

* All Stats correct as at April 01, 2008.


Flying Eagles of Nigeria Off to a Flying Start in the African U-20 Championship

The Flying Eagles of Nigeria on Monday 18th April 2011 at the Dabsonville Stadium in Soweto South Africa got their campaign off to a flying start with a hard-fought 2-1 victory over the Black Starlets of Ghana. It was a match that witnessed the best of African football from both sides.

The unfortunate aspect of the game however, was the bad state of the pitch which was not helped by heavy rainfall and lack of maintenance. The pitch was bumpy and very heavy on the surface. It was difficult for the players to exhibit their skills in such situations.

The John Obuh tutored team however dictated the pace in the early minutes of play and were duly rewarded in the 17th minutes of play when Rangers F.C of Enugu forward- Innocent Nwofor latched unto a fine pull out from Abdul Ajagun to make it 1-0 in favor of Nigeria.

The Ghanaian were stung and the goal woke them up from their slumber. Their effort to equalize was resisted by the defence line-up ably marshaled by the experienced Terna Suswan. Goalkeeper Danjuma Paul who kept goal for Nigeria was called into actions on some few occasions but he was up to the task.

The defending champions however got the needed equalizer off a glancing header by striker Kwame Nsor in the 32nd minutes after some nice interchange of play at the flank. It was to remain stalemate in the first 45 minutes, as both teams could not break the deadlock.

At the resumption of the 2nd period of play, Ahmed Musa of VVV Venlo of Holland became a thorn in the flesh of the Ghanaian defence, with his beautiful runs down the right flank. James Achampong who was manning the sticks for Ghana was the busier of the two goalkeepers, as Innocent Nwofor and Ahmed Musa ensured he was on his toes in the early minutes of the 2nd half.

The game was almost heading towards a stalemate when out of nothing Innocent Nwofor found some space close to the Ghanaian flank and was getting set to make a pull out when the ball made a wicked bump and flew past the hapless James Achampong for the decisive winner. It was a rather bizarre goal, as the striker never believed his luck when the ball rested in the back of the Ghanaian net. The goal was scored in the 82nd minutes of the 2nd half.

Several attempts by the Black starlet to salvage a point from the game proved futile as the Flying Eagles defence frustrated each effort. The blast of the referee whistle at the end of the game witnessed some wild jubilation at the bench and among the players as they celebrated the acquisition of three precious points from their West African rivals.

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Are Chelsea’s New Signings Just A Burden On Abromavich’s Pocket

William Gallas had a fallout with Mr .Mourinho and during the much publicized purchase of Ashley Cole, Gallas was offered in exchange as an icing on the cake.

Mourinho might have thought that Gallas did not do much but since he left, Cole has not yet quite filled his shoes. On the other hand Gallas is doing much more as a left back than Arsene Wenger might have ever dreamt of.

When rumors of Andriy Shevchenko’s move to Chelsea reached the press, everyone including Chelsea’s fans were thrilled at the thought of Andriy and Drogba teaming up. This dream just… well, just stayed a dream because we have seen nothing yet. Drogba and Shevchenko flow together the way water and fire would.

Even though this happened I myself thought the former European footballer of the year might just pull it off without Drogba but he has not adapted to the lightning quick pace of English football. We may just have to wait for a season or two before he finally clicks (I don’t think he is quite in a hurry to leave if you consider he is being paid 120,000 pounds per week).

Michael Ballack left his beloved homeland of Germany (also for the price of 120,000 pounds per week) for England to use his experience as a midfielder to help Frank Lampard in the Chelsea midfield. This seemed like another duo that would have greatly prospered together considering their talent and exposure but they just have not clicked yet. Just like Shevchenko, Ballack has also been slow to learn the English style of playing (is it something to do with their hefty wages?). For your information Ballack has already been sent off once.

The only people who seem to be consistent are the Africans who play for Chelsea. Didier Drogba has never fallen short of goals, Michael Essien is doing a good job filling in for John Terry, the young talents of Salomon Kalou and John Obi Mikel seem to be growing in stature day by day and not to forget the good job done by the Frenchman Claude Makelele.

PS: Have you noticed of late how Abromavich doesn’t seem as happy as he seemed before when Chelsea were winning every game? There have even been disturbing rumors that this is Mourinho’s last season at Stamford Bridge.

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The Sacking Of Avram Grant!

I don’t think this came as a surprise to anybody.

Avram Grant has been sacked as Chelsea manager less than a week after he led Chelsea to their first ever Champions league league appearance.

Avram Grant was never a popular choice at the bridge and his tactics came under scrutiny more than ones especially after the Carling cup loss to Spurs after taking a lead through David Drogba’s splendid free kick (although Paul Robinson should have done better).

Avram did well in my reckoning although managers are judged according to the trophies they won, and he failed to win any. He was a penalty kick away from winning the UCL but their «strong man» John Terry bottled it.

I have a feeling he would still have been sacked even if John Terry had put away that penalty. Most Chelseans are glad to see his back.

So who’s taking over?

– Guus Hiddinks

– Frank Riijkaard

– Sven Goran Ericsson

– Ten Cate

– Jose Mourinho

– Roberto Mancini

The list is endless.

I have a feeling Peter Kenyon already has a candidate in mind but he wants the UCL furore to cool off before getting back in the news.

The job of the new manager is clear. Get rid of the unhappy players and bring in quality players to fortify the squad. The signings made at the beginning of the season by former manager Jose Mourinho were not up to scratch.

The right back position has been a problem for Chelsea so the signing of José Bosingwa is a good one especially if you consider that he can also play in midfield.

They also need quality wingers. Florent Malouda has not really settled in well. I heard Barcelona are ready to take him on so that will be good for all parties. Joe Cole is not a natural winger and should be brought back to the middle.

The central midfield in good as it is. Frank Lampard, Michael Ballack, Mikel Obi, Claude Makelele should do the job for them.

Chelsea should be back stronger next season.

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Jay Jay Okocha – So Good They Name Him Twice

Augustine Azuka ( Jay-Jay ) Okocha who was born August 14 ,1973 in Enugu ( same day as my mom difference year though is a Nigerian footballer who currently plays for Hull city in the lower league in England a move which was completed in 2007. Nicknamed Jay-Jay for his entertaining and Flamboyant style of play.

Okocha was playing football at the age of just 16 for his first club, Rangers international of Enugu, before a chance encounter whilst on holiday in Germany launched his international career. Okocha tried out for fourth division club Borussia Neunkirchen and they snapped him up.

Via Saarbrucken, he went on to join Eintracht Frankfurt in December 1991 – still before his 18th birthday – where he was to explode on to the Bundesliga scene.

Five years on, he moved to Turkey to play for Fenerbahce where he gained Champions League experience (notably in a shock win against Manchester United at Old Trafford) and hero worship in Istanbul.

In 1998, Jay-Jay became the most expensive African player ever with his £14million move to Paris St Germain.

After seeing out his contract with the French giants Okocha was available on a free transfer – hence the rumoured £3.3million-a-year wages he was rumoured to be demanding. It is testament to Allardyce’s negotiation skills that he was able to convince the midfielder to drop his high demands and join the Barclaycard Premiership outfit.

He has played at the 1994 ,1998 ( where he was named in the tournament best XI ) , and 2002 Fifa world cup and many African Nations cup Tournaments with Nigeria. He won the olympic gold medal with Nigeria in 1996 beating Brazil in the semi finals before seeing off Argentina in the final.

Proudly a member of Fifa 100 , a list of 125 greatest living footballers selected by lengendary Brazilian Pele in conjunction with FIFA’S centenary celebrations.In the 2004/2005 season he won the BBC’s African Player of the Year award (for the second successive year).

After seeing out his contract with the French giants Okocha was available on a free transfer – hence the rumoured £3.3million-a-year wages he was rumoured to be demanding. It is testament to Allardyce’s negotiation skills that he was able to convince the midfielder to drop his high demands and join the Barclaycard Premiership outfit.

In the 2004/05 season – his third for the Trotters – he made 33 appearances and scored 7 goals, including two in the first game of the season – a 4-1 victory against Charlton.

He was relief of his captainship band with Bolton in early 2005/06. This is Much attributed to his public admittance that he is interested in a move away to Quatar. He finally left the team after the final game of the season when Bolton announced they will not be renewing his contract , manager sam allardyce shaking Okocha’s hand before he came on the field in his last game.

After a lucrative year playing for Qatar Sports Club, Jay-Jay returned to England to take up a new challenge at the KC Stadium.

In 2004 he released a DVD called «superskills with Okocha » where he teaches children at a football school the most difficult football tricks.

He is happily married to Nkechi , a native of his country, Nigeria. Blessed with a son who he Named «A-J Okocha.

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Getting Your Favourite Free TMobile Ringtones

T-mobile, the multinational mobile phone service provider and mobile phones manufacturer, based on Europe and America, is a subsidiary of Deutsch Telekom, a German company, and belongs to FreeMove business alliance. They specialize in GSM (Global system for mobile communication) and UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunication System) network operations. The «T» in T-Mobile stands for «Telekom». With 101 million subscribers, they are the world’s sixth largest mobile phone service provider and the third largest multinational company.

T-mobile’s ringtones, which is one of their most popular services, come in two formats, mp3 and polyphonic. After World Cup Football 2006, in which they were the official mobile carrier, they’re constantly releasing more and more ringtones to suit to needs of their immense subscribers. Apart from ringtones available for only T-mobile subscribers, they release ringtones which are compatible with other handsets also, thus competing for an edge over other mobile phone service providers. They lay off ringtones dynamically, based on trend and craze of people, that always keeps the attraction on their ringtones going. They frequently update their website with new set of ringtones which can be accessed if you are a T-mobile subscriber.

The advertisements of T-mobile for their product promotion has caught the eye of many people, thus expanding their business impressively. Freelance mobile phone ringtone composers are now getting busy in composing tones which can be hired by T-mobile, this in turn helps them in rapidly expanding their ringtone collection. They also provide tremendous sponsorship. They were the official sponsors for English premiership. Their partnership sponsors include Celtic FC, Rangers FC and Scottish Premier League clubs.

A T-mobile user has an easy accessibilty to their ringtone collection, with the best use of mobile phone technology. Their ringtones can be downloaded by sending a text message with the ringtone number, as different numbers are assigned for different ringtones. T-mobile ringtones are becoming popular, and rapidly expanding, creating euhporia amongst mobile phone users.


The Importance Of Lamps

One of the easiest ways you have to light a dark corner in your bedroom or add some atmospheric lighting to your living-room area, is to place your choice of lamp. With numerous designs, shapes, colors, dimensions or lighting abilities, lamps constitute one of the most convenient methods one has to alter the lighting tone of a room. In fact, the lighting selected and used can complete the statement of a house or enhance the décor of an usually professionally looking office space.

According to interior designers the lighting of one’s house or office can ultimately affect a person’s state of mind. Whether you are looking for a little romance, relaxation, fun, or sophistication, the lamps selected to light a place can improve a room’s decoration and give the feeling one is looking for. In addition, since most of the lamps sold today are not difficult to assemble or carry, they are a perfect way to bring personal tastes and styles into a home or office.

Lamps should be functional as well as affordable, but they should also make a statement. Thus, it is advisable to take time selecting the best possible choices on the market always in relation to the available budget and in accordance to one’s personal taste. Being part of a room’s decoration elements, lamps, and in general the right type of lighting, are a very important part of a polished look. By combining them with furniture, window or bed dressings, and other accessories, one can change or advance the ambience of an indoor area.

Whether you are looking for a crystal lamp, a bedside table lamp, a floor lamp or a reading lamp, chances are that you will be able to find exactly what you need when you look at the right places. Big department stores offer cheaper versions of otherwise expensive lighting choices, but if budget is not an issue, you can purchase an antique design or a very modern stylish one and complete your room’s look. In addition, with the right decorating tricks or tips it is also possible to improve your lighting experience and get the result you dream of. Replacing bulbs or shades can be the most inexpensive way to renew an otherwise old-looking lamp and if you know how to surf the online databases of stores, you can order and receive your ideal lamp without stepping one foot outside your house. So, take a closer look to your lighting needs, decide on an budget and then hunt for the right lamp that will make your reading or relaxing experience an unforgettable one.

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