Brendan Rodgers concerned about player selection ahead of Sunday’s game against Manchester City and Mauricio Pochettino concerned about Sunday’s Capital Cup Final against Chelsea….. I guess the question is, who’s right and who’s wrong in this situation… And will Premier League Managers lose their jobs over being knocked out of Europa League? Answer :: Nope.
Both teams playing extremely well in the EPL while Everton is succeeding in Europe and struggling in league play.
~~ After watching Liverpool and Tottenham crash out yesterday, Everton is the only English side carrying the torch in the Europa League :: Round of 16…. The ones I’m keeping a close eye on —- Wolfsburg vs Inter and Fiorentina vs Roma….
Question now is, who’s the sleeper coming out of this group? And man, Liverpool would have been looking niiice had they gotten past Besiktas.
Round of 16 draw (ties 12 & 19 March)
Everton FC (ENG) v FC Dynamo Kyiv (UKR)
FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk (UKR) v AFC Ajax (NED)
FC Zenit (RUS) v Torino FC (ITA)
VfL Wolfsburg (GER) v FC Internazionale Milano (ITA)
Villarreal CF (ESP) v Sevilla FC (ESP, holders)
SSC Napoli (ITA) v FC Dinamo Moskva (RUS)
Club Brugge KV (BEL) v Be?ikta? JK (TUR)
ACF Fiorentina (ITA) v AS Roma (ITA)
Road to Warsaw Quarter-finals: draw 20 March, matches 16 & 23 April
Semi-finals: draw 24 April, matches 7 & 14 May
Final: Wednesday 27 May, National Stadium Warsaw
There is a channel called, “SergioLiveHD” on the youtube and this video is going viral right now.
It’s The rock (Dwayne Johnson) vs Cristiano Ronaldo (CR7) featuring Irina Shayk in WWE 2k15 for Playstation 4
He made the video almost a month ago, but after being picked up by Bleacher Report it has started to make the rounds. Its interesting because there have been some rumbles that the reason that Irina and Cristiano had broken up, was because of The Rock, after they worked on a movie together…. who knows if that is even true, especially with the smokeshow that Rock is with these days. But it still makes an awesome video.
How does it end? Just watch.
But wait, there’s more… a much better video and match. If you roll over to his youtube page and check out some more of his videos, you see one titled, “MESSI vs CRISTIANO RONALDO vs THE ROCK vs BROCK LESNAR vs JOHN CENA vs CM PUNK | WWE 2k15”
The video is awesome and its just the WWE Survivor Series…. and at one point of the video, its gets to what the people want to see, Cristiano v. Messi.
I’ve looked at his page a little bit and dont see an entire match with just the two stars, but I’m sure he’s cooked it up. Great work bro.
* I’m confused, are the videos to show his editing skills, or is the commentary because he wants to be an announcer, or is it because he wants to be a comedian? I’m curious.
I haven’t been this excited for an album in a really long time. Bronsolino keeps putting out heat and when this song dropped I knew his greatness continued. Now, this video? Awesome.
If you’ve been following along with AB for a while like we have, you will be able to recognize all of whats happening here. Great callback. Clever. Plus it shows me that Action is a thinking man. This is an entire campaign that he has been working for a while now. This is awesome bro.
Chelsea jersey are about to get a makeover in the form of a new kit sponsor. All those Chelsea jerseys adorned with Samsung on the front are officially old news as the West London club reports that they have signed a new kit sponsor with Yokohama Rubber. The deal looks to be for five years and clocks in at £40 million per year. That’s serious skrilla. The deal kicks off in the 2015/16 season. This kit sponsor is richest to every other team in England except for Manchester United.
In other news, the rich continue to get richer…
In the press release there was this little nugget of info that stood out to me:
‘We believe that Yokohama will play a key role in helping us drive our global expansion in international markets such as the US, where they have operated with distinction for many years. Also, of course, Chelsea having such an esteemed and historic Japanese company as our partner enables us to accelerate our development in their home market too.
Specifically calling out the US as one of their key markets for international expansion. It’s no surprise that is the case. But seeing that specifically mentioned as part of their press release with this shows just how important the US market is to foreign clubs and the brands they do business with.
I’m pretty sure this will be a huge benefit to Chelsea and Jose as they look to sign more players while adhering to Financial Fair Play awards. Somebody get Jose a pen and checkbook ready this summer.
By the way, how many tires is Yokohama selling a year to be able to do this kind of sponsorship deal?
The National Soccer Hall of Fame announced their 2015 class of nominees. There are some pretty serious names on here. Some are no brainers, others we will have to wait and see. We have some friends that are appearing on here so goo luck to them and everyone else who has been nominated. Before we get to who the nominees are for this year, there are some rules you should know about.
Players in their first year of eligibility include the following: two-time FIFA World Cup participant and current Columbus Crew head coach Gregg Berhalter; 13-year MLS veteran Jimmy Conrad; 13-year MNT fixture and MLS Cup champion Frankie Hejduk; 2008 Olympic gold medalist Natasha Kai; four-time FIFA World Cup participant and three-time CONCACAF Gold Cup Champion Kasey Keller; 10-year MNT veteran and current LA Galaxy technical director Jovan Kirovski; 1996 Olympic gold medalist and 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup champion Tiffeny Milbrett; two-time MLS Goalkeeper of the Year Pat Onstad; three-time MLS Cup champion Eddie Robinson; Colombian MLS star Diego Serna; two-time Olympic gold medalist Lindsay Tarpley; 15-year veteran and two-time MLS Goalkeeper of the Year Zach Thornton; and six-year WNT forward Christie Welsh.
Of the 31 players on the Player ballot, Robin Fraser and Shannon MacMillan are in their final year of eligibility.
In order to be eligible for election as a Player, an individual must be retired for at least three years, but for no more than 10 years, and have either: 1) Played in at least 20 international games for the U.S., or 2) Played at least five seasons in an American first-division professional league and named to a postseason All-League or All-Star team at least once.
The voting pool includes all past and present full Men’s and Women’s National Team coaches, all active MLS and NWSL head coaches with a minimum of four years of experience as a head coach at the highest level in the United States, MLS and NWSL management representatives, the MLS and NWSL Commissioners, U.S. Soccer CEO/Secretary General, U.S. Soccer President, designated media members, and all Hall of Famers.
Each voter can list up to 10 candidates per ballot. Any player appearing on at least 66.7 percent of ballots will earn election, while any player who does not appear on at least five percent of ballots will be removed from voting contention until they qualify for the Veteran ballot.
2015 National Soccer Hall of Fame Player Ballot
Kate Sobrero Markgraf
* First year of eligibility
** Final year of eligibility; moves to Veteran ballot in 2016
On the strength of this video alone, I say induct Jimmy Conrad to the HOF.
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