Wednesday, December 03, 2008


Cristino Ronaldo won the Ballon d'Or. Well, if you base the award entirely on his results for his club for the whole season, I guess he deserves it more than anyone else. He was the most consistent player no doubt, no matter how we argue that he is not an all rounder and that he does not perform in big matches. One football fan commented something interesting in

"Seeing as how Messi has 11 goals in his last 15 CL games while you have only 3, it would serve you right to worry about getting back to your 2006-2007 form before criticizing Messi. I'm just saying. This season, Messi currently has 15 goals and 9 assists in 17 games played (a few of them as a sub) including 5 in 5 games in the CL. This is also more assists in less than half a season than CR7 has in ALL of last season. He still has 6 games left in this half of the season so he could conceivably end this half on pace for over 40 goals and 20 assists. Ronaldo currently has 9 goals and 1 assist in 15 games, 0 in the CL. All of this has NO effect on THIS Golden Ball but has a big effect on next year's. CR7 deserved this one. Things just aren't looking to well for a repeat if Messi stays healthy and, scarily enough, keeps steadily improving. Just pointing out the facts regarding this season so far." - Hector UK @

I just have an advice to Cristino Ronaldo, don't be such an arrogant winner. Win with humility and don't declare after just one season that you are the first, second and third best player in the world. That statement could curse your football career forever!

Mourinho as always have something negative to say when asked if C.Ronaldo deserves the award.

"No, I would have preferred one of my own foreign players to have won the Ballon d'Or."

2008 Ballon d'Or Top Ten Classification

1. Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal/Manchester United) - 446 points

2. Lionel Messi (Argentina/Barcelona) - 281 pts

3. Fernando Torres (Spain/Liverpool) - 179 pts

4. Iker Casillas (Spain/Real Madrid) - 133 pts

5. Xavi Hernandez (Spain/Barcelona) - 97 pts

6. Andrei Arshavin (Russia/Zenit St. Petersburg) - 64 pts

7. David Villa (Spain/Valencia) - 55 pts

8. Kaka (Brazil/AC Milan) - 31 pts

9. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Sweden/Inter) - 30 pts

10. Steven Gerrard (England/Liverpool) - 28 pts

The 'Hunter' joins Real Madrid? Remember the Hunter police drama series in the 80s and early 90s? I still remember it even though I was a kid then. I followed it quite extensively. I guess perhaps it was really popular then.

Real Madrid just signed the football version of 'The Hunter' and I will be honest to say that I have not really notice his matches much so I can't comment how he is. For the 25-year-old Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, I really hope he is not as fragile as his Dutch counterparts. Injury seems to be the top concern of all of them. He is going to cost the Bernabeu club €20 million up front, with the total fee potentially rising to €27m with additional clauses based on appearances and his levels of success with them included in the deal. With Hunter added to the squad, it is time to call the club Dutch Madrid!

Burnley, the giants slayer slaughtered Arsenal after they did the same thing to Chelsea in the Carling Cup. How far will the Coca-Cola Championship team last? We will like to follow their fairy tale closely.


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