Armenia proved tough opposition for Spain when the sides met in the ninth of ten World Cup Qualification fixtures; although the European champions cla s shone through as they edged out their opponents. A superb goal from Cesc Fabregas and https://www.shopprocanadiens.com/guy-lafleur-kids-jersey a spot kick from Juan Mata sandwiched an Arzumanyan goal, giving la Seleccion the victory.Spain bo s Vicente del Bosque used the match as an opportunity to experiment with a few of the players on the periphery of the side, who are eager to edge themselves into the coachs plans for next summer.And the players who came into the side began to prove that the short, quick pa sing philosophy runs throughout the whole squad. Santi Carzola was staking his claim for a place https://www.shopprocanadiens.com/pierre-turgeon-men-jersey in the side, coming close on numerous occasions in the opening stages. The pick of them coming when his delivery floated over everybody and smacked against the post.They were keeping the ball from the hosts with apparent ease, and it paid off after 33 minutes. A great string of pa ses was finished off when Xavi Hernandez floated one of his trademark pa ses over the top for Cesc Fabregas; who chipped the ball over an onrushing Berezovski to put the visitors into the lead. The second half saw Armenia find a foot-hold in the game, and show some real attacking intent. Previously, the hosts had been content to let Spain dominate the game, but now found https://www.shopprocanadiens.com/mark-streit-women-jersey themselves unlucky to still be behind. A Gerard Pique block denied po sibly their best opportunity.Spain were beginning to find their rhythm once more, until conceding a free-kick in a dangerous position. Karamyans pin-point delivery was met by the head of Robert Arzumanyan; who fought off stiff competition to power the header home.The European champions looked to show their character by regaining their momentum, and hit straight back, regaining the lead after winning a penalty. Juan Mata made a striving https://www.shopprocanadiens.com/alex-galchenyuk-kids-jersey run into the penalty area, only to be brought down by the Armenia keeper. And the Valencia youngster scored the resultant spot-kick, sending Berezovsky the wrong way.The game did not fizzle out, however, as both sides looked to grab a final goal. Fabregas forced the Armenia goalkeeper into a good https://www.shopprocanadiens.com/tomas-plekanec-kids-jersey save late on, whilst the hosts were also looking troubling.So, despite the brave efforts of Armenia, Spain go into their final match in the qualification stages with a 100% record from their nine fixtures. It was by no means their most convincing victory of the campaign, but it was a result which proves why the European champions will be the ones to beat in South Africa. youtube:http://youtube.com/watch?v=ualJUGUiL7U
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What next for Pato What next for Pato
The unfortunate tale of Alexandre Pato in the world of football has come to an important turn. With his https://www.shopprocanadiens.com/antti-niemi-kids-jersey move to Corinthians now complete, I cant help but wonder what next for the young striker who once threatened to be the best forward on the planet.Although going back to Brazil may seem like a step back, it might be just what he needs to get himself back on track. With the spotlight from Europe focu sing away from the Brazilian hell hopefully regain the flair and excitement to his game on a consistent level that made him a succe s at Internacional. Recovering https://www.shopprocanadiens.com/peter-holland-men-jersey from his many recurring injuries is also important to his revival, and if he is to make a comeback in Europe it is e sential.Having struggled in Serie A both this season and last due to injury, not scoring since the end of November 2011 in the league, he has been faltering for a while. This hasnt always been the case for the forward, who in his first season in Milan made 18 https://www.shopprocanadiens.com/jean-beliveau-jersey appearances averaging a goal every other game. Having proved he can cut it at the elite level in Europe, both domestically and in the Champions League will he return to the continent where his career has stuttered?I can only hope the answer to the above question is yes. To see a player with the potential of Pato never grace the Champions League again would be a real shame. He isnt of slight build and has a reasonable work rate (better than https://www.shopprocanadiens.com/alex-galchenyuk-kids-jersey that of Berbatov) so therefore has some of the attributes to make it in the Premiership. Partnered with his undoubted flair and eye for goal, he could yet be a hit in England. With his value having dropped due to his injuries and his need for game time to get him back to his best, by the time he is ready for a return https://www.shopprocanadiens.com/nick-suzuki-jersey to Europe he may be in the prime of his career. Coupled with the fact hell no longer be a spring chicken, driving his transfer fee down a little, he could be worth a punt by teams in the Premiership. Keep an eye out for him in the future, I hope to see him back in Europe in a couple of years.
Marseille impress in 2-0 win over Monaco
Yesterdays game between Olympique de Marseille and Monaco showed the southern French rivals in dramatically different states.Two goals from Bamba Dieng gave Marseille a comfortable win over Niko Kovas uninspired side.Marseille, playing in a 3-3-3-1 instead of their usual 4-3-3, featured several new faces including Amine Harit up https://www.prosharksstore.com/joe-pavelski-jersey front. Pau Lpez was in goal instead of Steve Mandanda, potentially showing coach Jorge Sampaolis long-term plans in goal. The first fifteen minutes were frenetic, with both sides breaking in quick succe sion until Marseille began to a sert their dominance.Dieng, starting on https://www.prosharksstore.com/joe-pavelski-kids-jersey the left in place of Konrad de la Fuente, was excellent. His four well-taken shots in the opening half-hour included one off each post.However, Dieng maintained his focus and confidence. In the 36th-minute, Luan Peres found him https://www.prosharksstore.com/evander-kane-kids-jersey with a long pa s down the left side.Dieng took one touch past Chrislain Matsima, one more to set himself, and slotted past Monaco goalkeeper Alexander Nbel.Kova was unable to change the balance of the match during half-time. Marseille continued to dominate and doubled their lead on the hour https://www.prosharksstore.com/aaron-dell-kids-jersey mark.Harit found Dieng down the left. Dieng got tangled up, but Harit recovered the ball and returned it to Dieng, who held off Axel Disasi, turned 180 degrees and fired home for his and Marseilles second.Marseille tired later in the game and began to fall back. Dieng and Harit both came off, and there were a few late chances for either side.Dieng, the top scorer https://www.prosharksstore.com/brent-burns-kids-jersey in the Senegal Premier League two seasons ago, showed that he is an excellent option in Marseilles attack.But this was a collective victory for Marseille, showing their newfound quality and depth after an excellent transfer window. Monaco have work to do after only one win out of four.Read: .
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The beautiful and tranquil setting of Bern, an artificial pitch allowing for the consistently even and speedy role of a football in perfect tune with that oh so quick pace that besets the English Premier League. Even an opposition with a name so droll it left you wondering if you once pitted your wits against them as an 11 year old on a Saturday morning. In short, the perfect way for any team to begin life in Champions League football. That is of course unle s you like to where all white on a European night, https://www.prosharksstore.com/eric-fehr-kids-jersey hail from the north of Englands capital city and have strived beyond incomparable recognition in hope of this moment for the last 48 years.Surely not even the most ardent Spurs fan ever believed Tuesday nights encounter would be a bli sful and unproblematic evening against Young Boys in the centre of Switzerland. Furnishing their supporters with the credence that they could build on last seasons fourth place finish with an energetic and proficient performance against the Richie Rich of English football on Saturday, Spurs rapidly withdrew their credentials in 30 horrifying minutes in the Stade de Sui se. Indeed the weekends hard fought 0-0 against Manchester City quickly bore into insignificance for every animated Spurs fan as the threat of destroying last seasons labours became a startling reality. A full 38 games undone in half an hour remarkable, even by Spurs standards. It should be said however that Harry Redknapps men are made of a slightly stronger substance then that so regularly showcased over the https://www.prosharksstore.com/melker-karlsson-kids-jersey past 20 years. They wouldnt have earned the right to be a Champions League qualifier if not, and they were capable in this match of finding some resolution through goals from Sebastian Ba song and Roman Pavlyuchenko.Young Boys celebrate their first half lead against Tottenham HotspurTottenham had gone behind after just five https://www.prosharksstore.com/eric-fehr-women-jersey minutes when Bosnian Senad Lulic pounced on a fortuitous ricochet inside the box to side foot past Heurelho Gomes from the left hand side of the area, eight yards from goal. They had been advised of Young Boys intentions after just two minutes when Lulic had cut inside Giovanni Dos Santos and fired a low shot against Gomes right post. Surprisingly it was the speed and frenetic consistency of Young Boys attacking movement that had Spurs perplexed and appearing sluggish, thus it was soon 2-0. Pavlyuchenko not for the last time carele sly gave the ball away, consequently allowing Thierry Doubai to serge through the heart of the Tottenham midfield before feeding Henri Bienvenu who burned past Michael Dawson before clinically side footing past the despairing Gomes. Xavier Hochstra ser then put the hosts 3-0 as he crept in behind Ba song to collect a fine pa s from Moreno Costanzo before firing into the back of the net. By this stage Redknapp was apoplectic on the sidelines resembling an Italian who had justfound his https://www.prosharksstore.com/marc-edouard-vlasic-men-jersey new Ferrari Enzo clamped after attending Sunday Ma s. His belated move on 36 minutes was to take off Benoit A sou Ekotto and bring on Tom Huddlestone in the hope of gaining better control in midfield. Ba songs headed goal from a Gareth Bale corner came crucially three minutes before half time, which must have served as some means of a sedative to the already raging Redknapp.Spurs manager Harry Redknapp was clearly disappointed with his team's first half showingFurther changes in the second half saw Niko Kranjcar come on for his Croatian teammate Luka Modric and Robbie Keane replace the out of sorts Jermain Defoe. And it was Keane who linked up nicely with the otherwise disappointing Pavlyuchenko, coolly playing in the Ru sian who superbly blazed the ball into the roof of the net from an acute angle giving Tottenham the tonic of a second away goal. Tottenham's second away goal could be critical for the return leg at White Hart LaneGiven the way the team from north London played last season, this performance was as illogical and confusing as Redknapps post match analysis in which he stated he wouldnt hold responsible the plastic pitch, before blaming nothing but. In departing, the Spurs entourage left the Stade de Sui se visibly relieved of the outcome and comforted by the prospect of a second leg on home soil. Though it is clear for all now, they have been warned. A replication of last nights shambles and the venue will be as futile as the idea that Tottenham could ever breeze https://www.prosharksstore.com/logan-couture-men-jersey through a game of such magnitude.
Is Romanov facing a supporter revolt
For almost any other the club the close season is a relatively quite period. The players take a well-earned break until they all report back for pre-season training, while the supporters renew season tickets and speculate what new signings, if any, will arrive for the new season. But https://www.prokingsedge.com/trevor-lewis-women-jersey this is Hearts.Still no new manager, an increasingly worrying list of supposed knock backs; one player AWOL, another leaving due to diet policemen, constant speculation linking the captain away from the club, and the Caretaker Manager being sent on gardening leave. To top it all off, instead of speculating about transfer targets and a po sible starting eleven for next season, Hearts supporters are debating Romanovs true motives, organising protests and worrying if their team will even be able to field a decent starting eleven next season.When it was announced on January 1st that we were searching for a British style manager I remember Hearts fans instantly beginning to speculate whether this was true or if we had, again, been lied to again to keep us quite during awful times on the park. Hearts lay tenth in the league at the time. Names like Davies, Levein and Jefferies were mentioned but there https://www.prokingsedge.com/jonathan-quick-men-jersey was no real activity, for months.Towards the end of the season, it became apparent that Mark McGhee was Romanovs preferred choice, but when he rejected the club were caught out without a plan B. The Motherwell chairman John Boyle allegedly called McGhee and persuaded him not to board his flight to Vilnius to meet the Hearts owner. I am sure it wouldnt be very difficult to put together an argument, coupled with and increased salary to persuade a manager not to go to Hearts. Since then an endle s list of names have been mentioned in connection with https://www.prokingsedge.com/mario-kempe-jersey the vacancy, a few have been interview and roughly the same amount have turned the offer down. Vladimir Wei s, not exactly British style, decided instead to become the bo s of his national side. While Icelander, with English lower league experience, Gudjon Thordarson has stated that he would need full control over transfers and team selection. Something Romanov does not want to promise.So why would Jacques Santini, whos name was put forward as a po sible candidate and who quit Tottenham after four months in charge due to a poor working relationship with someone above, want to go anywhere near https://www.prokingsedge.com/torrey-mitchell-men-jersey this job?A few other Eastern European coaches have been mentioned but if Romanov decides to appoint anyone with anything to do with FBK Kaunas or MTZ Ripo, then the protests being discu sed on certain forums will certainly gain some weight. But how effective would a protest be?The last time Hearts supporters launched a protest, the Save Our Hearts Campaign, the end result was, ironically, Romanov. Now though Romanov rarely appears in Edinburgh and has had very little communication with the media or Hearts supporters. Also, he recently parted company with his Scottish spokesman Charlie Mann. Would a campaign group really expect supporters to travel in numbers to protest in Lithuania?Some Hearts fans, a minority judging by what I have read and heard recently, still hold out in the hope that a manager will be appointed https://www.prokingsedge.com/samuel-fagemo-jersey will full control, a few signings will be made and that Hearts will then begin to show some improvement.
Tottenham vs Liverpool Preview Tottenham vs Liverpool Preview
Its back. After 82 days of no Premiership activity, the days instead filled with talking about transfer rumours and our pointle s friendly endeavours, Tottenham Hotspur will once again contest a Premier League match on the 16th of August. We kick off our season with a home clash against Liverpool, a team who are once again sure to be in the thick of the title race (until March at least).Despite beating Manchester United, Liverpool mi sed out on the title last yearAs season openers go, hosting Liverpool is probably one of the hardest po sible fixtures. The Reds really do look like they could mount a serious https://www.prokingsedge.com/adrian-kempe-men-jersey title challenge last year, and will probably contest Manchester United and Chelsea for first place. Last season was one of their best seasons in ages, and even though they ran out of steam near the end, Liverpool confirmed their status as one of the top three teams in England.Its crucial to get off to a good start, and an early three points can propel any team to a good early season run. Many will expect a Liverpool victory, though influential captain Steven Gerrard faces a late fitne s test. Many have commented on Liverpools good title chances this season, but afters selling Xabi Alonso, injuries to Gerrard and other key players like Fernando Torres could hijack Rafa Benitezs title plans. Despite beating Liverpool twice last year few foresee Tottenham victory; in fact, few foresee Tottenham succe s in general this year. The rapid rise of Aston Villa, the consistency of Everton and the millions of Manchester City have pushed Tottenham down in the mini-league of top four contenders, and many Spurs fans feel we have mi sed the boat on Champions League qualification. Its a sad thought and Harry Redknapp vehemently denies this. This game will give Arry an excellent chance to silent these doubters and give fans hope of a top four finish.Its unlikely well be getting any of this anytime soonFor a club with aspirations of Premiership and Champions League succe s, any defeat is costly to Liverpool. Its hard to see them going for anything other than the three points and https://www.prokingsedge.com/tyler-toffoli-men-jersey with players like Gerrard, Torres and Mascherano, Liverpool will go into nearly all of their 38 fixtures as favourites. I doubt Tottenham will play as offensively as the opposition, Redknapp showed last season that hes not adverse to playing for 0-0 draws and hitting teams on the counter, and that tactic could come into play here. Its also worth taking note of our fantastic record against the big four. The players seem to rise when playing against higher opposition and, in the English League, they dont come much higher than Liverpool. Team NewsTottenham go into the match with a few injuries to contend with. Jermaine , a blow to the centre of our midfield, whilst long term absentee Gareth Bale is also out. Much has been made of our centreldefensive injury woes, withboth Michael Dawson and Jonathan Woodgate mi sing Sundays game. However Dawson is expected to be back soon and Woodgate is reportedly recovering well following his operation.JJs injury is a blowOn a more positive note, Ledley King https://www.prokingsedge.com/butch-goring-kids-jersey could feature if he pa ses a late fitne s test. New signing Sebastien Ba song could also feature for Spurs, despite being sent off for Newcastle in the last game of last season and receiving a two game ban. Levy says the ban only applied to Ba song whilst he was at Newcastle so the defender will make his debut against Liverpool after all. Lets just hope Levys got the rules right and the club dont end up with a hefty fine.Tottenhams other big summer signing, Peter Crouch, could make his first Tottenham start playing alongside Jermain Defoe. However it would be interesting to see him start alongside Robbie Keane, as both forwards played for Liverpool not that long ago. Whatever partnership Arry decides on however looks bleak for Roman Pavlyuchenko, who is unlikely to start despite scoring mid-week for Ru sia against Argentina.Lets hope Robbie humbles RafaAt the other end of the pitch, Liverpool are facing some injury problems of their own. Both Daniel Agger and Fabio Aurellio are out, as is new boy Alberto Aquilani. Martin Skrtel faces a late fitne s test, as do Liverpool legends Jamie Carragher and Steven Gerrard. It would be a big blow to the Reds if the latter two failed to pa s late tests, and the outcome of these https://www.prokingsedge.com/marcel-dionne-men-jersey examinations will have a big impact on the game.Aside from these worries, Liverpool have a strong, fit squad with Fernando Torres set to start. Lets hope Ba song and King are on top form.Liverpool fans will be praying Carragher pa ses a late fitne s testKey Battles#1. Peter Crouch v. Jamie CarragherProviding he pa ses a late fitne s test, this battle will be crucial to both teams chances of succe s. Crouchies height gives many teams a problem and the forward should give us a new threat from set-plays. However hell have a tough game against Carragher, one of the most well-respected defenders in the country. Carragher will have to be on his game to nullify the Crouch threat, but should be able to get the better of his ex-teammate.Carragher will hope to have Crouch under control#2. Ledley King v. Fernando TorresOur kingpin against theirs. He might be a frail, injury-prone, knee shaking me s but theres no doubt: when Ledley King has a good game Tottenham have a good game. King has proven himself to be a great defender, but opponents dont come much harder than Fernando Torres. The Spaniard will be eager to start his campaign with a goal or two (or three or four); King has a tough game ahead.Expect King to be in the thick of the action#3. Sergeant Wilson Palacios v. Steven Gerrard.Again, this all depends on a late fitne s test. But if Gerrard does prove himself to be fit, this battle will be a fascinating one. Gerrard is Liverpools best player and the Reds need him to run the show from midfield, pulling the strings and feeding Fernando Torres. But hell have a tough game against Sarge, who became a rapid fans favourite last term thanks to his powerhouse displays and never-say-die attitude.A good Palacios performance is vital #4 Harry Redknapp v Rafa BenitezAs I mentioned earlier, Benitez will want three points and three points only. Champions have to beat every one going, and Benitez probably wont be content with a point against a mid-table team (yes it pains me to say it but thats what we are). Redknapp would happily take a point against any top-four club so expect a tight Tottenham performance with us only attacking on the counter.Lets hope, come Sunday, Benitez looks like this after 90 minutesPast Meetings24/05/09 Liverpool3-1 Tottenham (Premier League)12/11/08 Tottenham 4-2 Liverpool (League Cup)01/11/08 Tottenham 2-1 https://www.prokingsedge.com/tobias-rieder-jersey Liverpool (Premier League)11/05/08 Tottenham 0-2 Liverpool (Premi
SPL destination Rangers Ibrox or Celtic
Two games to go. One point separating the two sides. Zero room for error. Who will come out on top?More often than not, the destination of the SPL title comes down to the wire. Twice in the last three years has it gone to the last day of the https://www.progoldenknights.com/william-carrier-men-jersey season, and its looking very likely that it could be the final day of the season which will determine who manages to win the trophy.Rangers are currently one point ahead after comfortably taking the three points from their potentially tricky home match against Hearts. They host Dundee United on Tuesday night at Ibrox, before facing Kilmarnock on the final day away from home. Celtic, who have a three goal advantage in terms of goal difference, managed to beat Kilmarnock away from today https://www.progoldenknights.com/jason-garrison-jersey to keep within one point of leaders Rangers. They have to travel to Tynecastle to face Hearts on Wednesday night, before playing at home to Motherwell. Both teams have tricky games, but just who has the advantageous final couple of games?Personally, I cant look past Rangers. They have hit top form at exactly the right time, and have scored nine goals in their last two games, conceding no goals in the proce s. They may have lost to Dundee United at home recently, but I fully https://www.progoldenknights.com/curtis-mckenzie-men-jersey expect them to triumph on Tuesday night. The final game of the season will be a tricky one, away to Kilmarnock. but Rugby Park has been a relatively good place to go for Rangers the past few years, and with the adrenaline kicking in and a potential title party to enjoy afterwards, I would be surprised if Rangers didnt win their two remaining games. The take-over finally https://www.progoldenknights.com/vegas-strong-men-jersey being completed has sent a good feeling amongst the fans and players alike, and that will also contribute to positive performances. Despite believing Rangers will retain the title, I dont think Celtic will make it easy. They have arguably the toughest match, away to Hearts, but I think, given the pre sure, I think they will win at Tynecastle, and also win at Celtic Park when they host Motherwell. Celtic also have the Scottish Cup final to remember, but Neil Lennon, and just about every Celtic fan will agree with priority is the league. Celtic absolutely have to win against Hearts on Tuesday https://www.progoldenknights.com/t-j-tynan-kids-jersey , to keep the pre sure on, and it is this game, I feel, could have the biggest say of who wins the league.The title will be decided by Sunday afternoon, but either way, one thing can beguaranteed, and that is we are going to have a lot of tension, right down until the final whistle.
BREAKING NEWS Barcelona and Bayern Munic
Barcelona and Bayern Munich have struck a deal for the transfer of Robert Lewandowski in one of the biggest moves of the window so far.Lewandowski scored 50 goals acro s all competitions last season but announced at the end of the campaign that he wished to leave Bayern and would not be signing https://www.progoldenknights.com/vadim-shipachyov-kids-jersey a new contract with the Bundesliga champions.With Bayern facing the prospect of keeping an unhappy player and then losing the Poland captain on a free transfer next year, they have elected to cash in and grant Lewandowskis wish to join Barca.Lewandowski returned to Munich for pre-season training https://www.progoldenknights.com/jaycob-megna-women-jersey on July 12 but all parties were said to want an agreement to have been made prior to Bayerns tour of the United States.The Catalan club have been hampered by financial difficulties but managed to put together a bid reportedly worth50million which https://www.progoldenknights.com/maxime-lagace-men-jersey has been enough to convince Bayern to part company with the 33-year-old.Barcelona announced on Saturday an agreement in principle had been reached for Lewandowski, with completion of the deal contingent on him pa sing a medical on contracts being signed.Lewandowski joined Bayern from Bundesliga rivals Boru sia Dortmund on a free transfer in 2014 and went on to become one of the worlds most prolific goalscorers.In the 2020-21 campaign, Lewandowski broke Gerd Mullers long- https://www.progoldenknights.com/brad-hunt-women-jersey standing Bundesliga record by scoring 41 goals in a single season, while his 43 league goals in 2021 serve as the record for a calendar year in Germanys top tier.Lewandowskis312 Bundesliga goals are the second-most scored by any player in the history of the competition,behindMuller(365), while he leaves Bayern having accumulated 344 goals and57 a sists acro s375 appearances in all competitions.The forward will becomeBarcas fourth signing of the transfer window, following on from Raphinha, Franck Ke sie and Andreas Christensen, while the Blaugrana have also tied Ousmane Dembele down to https://www.progoldenknights.com/tomas-tatar-kids-jersey a new contract.Bayern, meanwhile, brought in Sadio Mane from Liverpool earlier in the window, in e sence replacing Lewandowski already, while they are expected to sign defender Matthijs de Ligt from Juventus.
Libya go out despite victory over woeful
Libyas African Cup of Nations campaign drew to a close on Sunday night despite victory over a beleaguered Senegal https://www.prodtredwings.com/filip-zadina-men-jersey .Ihab Albusaifi grabbed both of Libyas goals, either side of a Deme Ndiaye strike, to condemn Senegal to their third straight group defeat.Libya, needing a win to have any hope of qualifying for the knockout rounds, finish third in the group after their first victory in the tournament for 30 years. As for Senegal, their sorry campaign closes with a whimper, as a third succe sive 2-1 lo s means one of the pre-tournament favouritesgo home without a point.Libya got off to a fantastic start as Albusaifi grabbed the first of his brace after just https://www.prodtredwings.com/tyler-bertuzzi-jersey five minutes, poking the ball under Senegal keeper Khadim Ndiaye. Deme Ndiaye, scorer in the defeat to Zambia, equalized shortly afterwards in the 11th minute with a near post header from https://www.prodtredwings.com/dennis-cholowski-kids-jersey Mamadou Niangs corner in an eventful opeining to the game.Senegal pre sed further after the goal, winning a series of corners and stifling Libyas fluency. Despite this, the Lions of Teranga couldnt find a second goal and restore some much need pride.The second half was far more of a stop-start affair, as both sides were guilty of niggly fouls that disrupted the games rhythm. Libya did eventually rediscover their fluency, with midfielder Ahmed Saad Osman becoming more https://www.prodtredwings.com/jonathan-bernier-men-jersey influential in the game.Libya got their reward with a second, match winning goal, as Albusaifi smashed the ball home from just inside the penalty area to grab his second goal of the game and send the Libyans home delighted.Their delight turned to disappointment soon after the final whistle though, as news about Zambias win over Equatorial Guinea came through, meaning the Chipolopolo finish as group winners ahead of the co-hosts.As for Senegal, they will want to https://www.prodtredwings.com/brendan-shanahan-jersey erase from memorya campaign that promised so much but returned so little..
The impossible dream becomes a possible
In May 2009, the jubilant army of Wolves fans poured onto the pitch in ecstasy having watched their side clinch the Championship title having secured promotion to the Premier League a week before at Molineux.Almost four years on, a very different scenario came to fruition. Furious fans berated their beaten side, who succumbed to a 2-1 defeat against fellow Championship strugglers Barnsley, in a game they controlled and led in the early stages. A result that sees them slide into the red zone, once again, and closer to a https://www.prodtredwings.com/jacob-de-la-rose-jersey disastrous second succe sive relegation.This time last year, Wolves had slipped into the relegation zone of the Premier League for the first time in the campaign after a humiliating 5-1 demolition at home to their black country rivals West Bromwich https://www.prodtredwings.com/eric-tangradi-women-jersey Albion. What followed was the removal of Mick McCarthy, without doubt Wolves most succe sful manager since the 1970s, and Armageddon has ensued since.Dean Saunders is the third man to take on the job which is fast becoming a rather poisoned chalice under the maligned Steve Morgan and Jez Moxey. The players, many of whom have experienced succe s in this league before, just arent responding. Can Wolves avoid the drop? Of course they can on paper theyre nowhere near one of the worst three sides in this league. But will they? That is a very different question. The evidence suggests they wont. Saunders is yet to pick up his first victory since succeeding Stale Solbakken in January. His pa sion is amicable https://www.prodtredwings.com/dennis-cholowski-jersey but his methods are not proving radical enough to turn the tide.If anything, the team that not so long ago found solace in pluckine s and resilience resembles a wounded and self-pitying animal. Last nights tactical suicide is a good example. Having taken the early initiative with an early strike from Sigurdason, they snatched defeat from the jaws of victory, abandoning the manful, positive approach for an almost cowardly retreat.Tactics is a strange and misleading entity to blame misfortune on though. The fact that Wolves played better last night when deploying David Edwards in a wide right position, where he has never proved himself functional, is testimony to that. Ultimately, the players just arent working hard enough to see results out.Ill rephrase that working hard doesnt mean chasing lost causes and making inane tackles in your opponents half just to please the crowd. Its about making angles for your team mates in https://www.prodtredwings.com/wade-megan-women-jersey po se sion, thinking a few steps ahead of yourself when you receive the ball, making your first touch count, closing down space and making the opposition work harder than you.None of it is rocket science, but a team that gets it right will beat a team that doesnt. And we havent got it right all season. The bile from the terraces about money hoarding chairmen is a smokescreen for a group of failing footballers who seem to think they are good enough to survive life in a tough but not particularly mind-blowing league.If Wolves are to get out of this complete me s, they need to start believing that they absolutely can go down. This isnt a bad patch. Were not down on our luck. These players are performing worse than any of their counterparts in the league right now.When he first took the job, Dean Saunders said that football is about good players working hard. Its a simple mantra but one that is hard to argue with. In the context of this league, https://www.prodtredwings.com/detroit-red-wings-men-jersey our players are quite good. Half of our match day squad from last night has won it at some point! As for the working hard part I remain unconvinced.