SportsNet - February 2013

Advantage United As Youngsters Come Of Age At The Bernabeu.

on February 14 2013 12:52 PM
It's not over, not by a long shot. It is, however, a very good start. Manchester United are half-way to the Champions League Quarter Final after their heroic performance at the Bernabeu last night against Real Madrid. The game finished 1-1, United coming up with a vital away goal in a game which was as frantic and fascinating as we all hoped it would be. The hype surrounding this game was extraordinary, mainly due to Cristiano Ronaldo playing against the Club that had sold him to Real Madrid for a world record fee of £80 million ($124.9m) for the first time. Ronaldo often speaks of his admiration for his former club, the fans and the manager and even teases the United fans with the prospect that one day he could possibly return. Ronaldo has thrived since moving to Spain to become arguably the most complete player in the World. There is no dispute that Lionel Messi and himself are the two best in the World currently. Could he put his emotions to one side and come up with the performances to guide Madrid into the Quarter-Finals.

NBA News: Lakers Verses Clippers: Round Three Of The ‘Thriller In Manila; Who Will Flip The Switch?

on February 14 2013 12:06 PM

The Lakers and the Clippers tip off tonight. The Lakers and the Clippers are coming off wins in their last game. Both teams would like to go into All-Star Game with round three of this epic hometown saga. Everyone knows the Lakers possess championships while the Clippers are seeking their first, but this season, the story has taken wings of change in Clipper land.

Will we see the new Lakers’ team that was built for another championship, or at least the one who has shown glimpses of their potential on occasion? The Lakers appear to be accepting the fact that they are still working on chemistry. They are making a few runs in games, showing some brilliance, yet losing tonight to the Clippers would be . . . or will they flip the switch and play for the win?

NBA News: Lakers Verses Clippers: Round Three Of The ‘Thriller In Manila; Who Will Flip The Switch?

on February 14 2013 12:06 PM

The Lakers and the Clippers tip off tonight. The Lakers and the Clippers are coming off wins in their last game. Both teams would like to go into All-Star Game with round three of this epic hometown saga. Everyone knows the Lakers possess championships while the Clippers are seeking their first, but this season, the story has taken wings of change in Clipper land.

Will we see the new Lakers’ team that was built for another championship, or at least the one who has shown glimpses of their potential on occasion? The Lakers appear to be accepting the fact that they are still working on chemistry. They are making a few runs in games, showing some brilliance, yet losing tonight to the Clippers would be . . . or will they flip the switch and play for the win?

Who might replace Brendan Rodgers at Liverpool?

on February 14 2013 7:41 AM

The case against the Brendan Rodgers regime at Liverpool is mounting.. His transfer dealings have been atrocious - Fabio Borini has been an outright flop, Nuri Sahin already gone despite Liverpool having paid for a year’s loan, Oussama Assaidi hasn’t been deemed good enough to feature more than a handful of times all year, and the man he called the "Welsh Xavi" and paid £15 million for, Joe Allen, has lost all his confidence and poise he showed at Swansea.

 

The botched Andy Carroll loan deal that left the club short up front for the first half of the season was an abysmal bit of squad management, the bullying and condescending approach that soured Fulham on coming up with a deal for Clint Dempsey who ended up going for a paltry 4m damaged the clubs negotiating position.

 

Arsenal Legend Thierry Henry Offers Support To Former Boss Arsene Wenger

on February 13 2013 8:50 PM

Arsenal legend, Thierry Henry has offered his support to Arsene Wenger, stating its difficult to hear criticism of his fellow Frenchman and former boss.

“When you don’t win, people are always going to question your work, your legacy and what you did before. It is sad, but that is the way the game is. It is difficult to hear, - difficult to see, but for me the boss will always be Arsene – he’s always great for me and I know what he has done for the club.

"You are always going to get judged on your last ¬performance or what you are doing at the moment. But it is kind of hard to criticise Arsene Wenger, knowing how he has changed the club and how the team is playing right now compared to how the team was playing before. But if you don’t win, people are always going to create a problem.”

Henry also added how he would love to return to Arsenal once more after his dramatic loan return last season.

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