Thursday, June 01, 2006

Congrats Chelski, You've Got The 06/07 Title Sealed Up

Chelski Signs Andriy Shevchenko, Michael Ballack and Saloman Kalou. Roberto Carlos To Follow Suit

Exciting times in the Premiership isn't it. Chelski using all the roubles from the milk-squeezer Roman to buy success. Am I surprised? So what if they win the title again next season. Will they EVER leave a legacy for future football fans to remember? I think not. They'll always be remembered for being a team that has been bought over by a billionaire and using the obscene amount of money to buy immediate success. They'll always be remembered for their terrible conduct on the field, ch*ating, d*ving and surrounding the referees when things go wrong. They'll always be remembered for having the most obnoxious and self-important manager of all time.

I rate Shevchenko highly, or actually I rate him as the best striker in the world currently. You can argue Eto'o and Henry should be up there, but I always think Sheva IS the best of the lot. He's not someone that clamour for glamour and does his job well. He's one of the most potent finisher in the business and an all-rounder unlike Henry and Eto'o. Henry couldn't head the ball properly to save his life and often goes missing in big games. Eto'o is quite inconsistent and has a rubbish attitude. But I couldn't understand why he chose to move to Chelsea. Money? Lifestyle? I hope he makes this decision and not live on to regret it, because if he stayed on in Milan, I'm sure they'll erect a statue of Sheva soon, a legend. But at Chelsea? I believe Chelski's success is temporary and one day, they'll just end up like Leeds Utd, especially with Peter 'once a red, always a red' Kenyon their CEO....

Anyway good luck Sheva, I'm still disappointed by your decision though.

World Cup Preview:
Group G: France

Goalkeepers: Fabien Barthez (Marseille), Gregory Coupet (Lyon), Mickael Landreau (Nantes);

Defenders: Eric Abidal (Lyon), Pascal Chimbonda (Wigan), Gael Givet (Monaco), Mikael Silvestre (Manchester United), Jean-Alain Boumsong (Newcastle), William Gallas (Chelsea), Willy Sagnol (Bayern Munich), Lilian Thuram (Juventus);

Midfielders: Claude Makelele (Chelsea), Patrick Vieira (Juventus), Alou Diarra (Lens), Florent Malouda (Lyon), Zinedine Zidane (Real Madrid), Vikash Dhorasoo (Paris St Germain);

Strikers: Thierry Henry (Arsenal), Louis Saha (Manchester United), Djibril Cisse (Liverpool), David Trezeguet (Juventus), Sylvain Wiltord (Lyon), Franck Ribery (Marseille)

* Eight Premiership players picked, including Thierry Henry and Jean-Alain Boumsong(ha ha ha).
* Fabien Barthez named as first-choice 'keeper despite Gregory Coupet's excellent form.

Player(s) To Watch: Zinedine Zidane. He'll be taking part in his last World Cup before retiring totally from football. Surely he'll turn this World Cup as his coup de grace and perform well. Thierry Henry and David Trezeguet will be very dangerous up front and will provide lots of goals IF they're on form.

Youth(s) To Watch: This is a pretty old squad so the youngest among them would be Franck Ribery. Although he's not the best looking footballers out there, he's clearly very talented and will have a point to prove this summer. Watch him play, not his face.

(If you wonder why he looks so weird, that's because he's a survivor in a car crash. Life's fair, no looks. But great talent.)

Drogballs' Prediction:
Quater-finals. They're an experience squad and would walk the group. But legs are getting tired and some players like Zidane and Henry had a long season therefore fitness is a problem for the French. Team cohesion is in question as well after the recent Coupet vs Barthez incident.


Anonymous said...

Sheva's great but c'mon he's not better than Henry!

Drogballs said...

that's my opinion of course, everyone differs so I'm alright with it if you say Henry's better. Sure Henry's world class! Cheers. (: