Monday, 26 December 2011

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry could be set to make a nostalgic return to north London

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry could be set to make a nostalgic return to north London
By Stewart Flaherty, December 26 2011,

At the start, of this month, Arsenal fans, were delighted, that the ,club erected, a statue, legendary striker, Thierry Henry, outside, Emirates Stadium,soccer news, football news, football articles, football articles,

The statue of Henry was unveiled as part the club’s 125th anniversary celebrations, and now Gunners fans could be ready for an even better gift just after Christmas, the return to Arsenal of the man himself.

Arsene Wenger signed Henry for Arsenal in 1999, and the enigmatic striker spent eight successful years in England’s capital, winning two Premier League titles and three FA Cups. The graceful French striker scored 226 goals during his time with the Gunners, before leaving to join FC Barcelona in the summer of 2007.Henry is currently employed by the New York Red Bulls of Major League Soccer, but has been training with Arsenal since the end of the American season.This shows the favorable relationship Henry still enjoys with Wenger and his former club, and reports have been surfacing about the Frenchman performing very well during these sessions. In fact, former Arsenal defender Martin Keown told The Telegraph newspaper that Arsenal’s current players “can’t get the ball off him,” when defending against Henry.While it is unlikely Henry would scale the heights of his first spell with the club, when he was twice awarded the PFA Player of the Year award, and four times finished as the Premier League’s leading goal scorer, Henry would give a boost to the Arsenal squad.....

Alfio Basile to become the new coach of Racing Club for the fourth time

Alfio Basile to become the new coach of Racing Club for the fourth time
By Gregory Sica, December 26 2011,

The former, Argentina, boss, will be hoping, for a, successful, fourth stint, at La Academia, soccer news, football news, football articles, football articles

Alfio Basile has accepted to replace Diego Simeone as the new coach of Racing Club. The former Argentina boss is expected to sign a one-year deal with the popular Avellaneda club on Wednesday."I'm travelling to Buenos Aires to finish the final details, which are only minor and don't put the negotiations under any risks, so that we can say that Alfio will return to Racing, " Norberto Recassens, the agent of the coach, affirmed to Telam.Recassens left his vacations momentarily, so that he could travel to the Argentine capital to come to an agreement with Racing over the minor details left in the contract, in order to speed up the hiring process.

"There are a few minor clauses in the contract to adjust, which will be for one year. They are only minor details. 'Coco' told me: 'now we will become champions,'" added Recassens.Basile, 68, will sign a contract for the upcoming Clausura and the following Apertura 2012. It will be his fourth stint at the club, where he won silverware both as a player and as a coach.Simeone, who was given the door by Racing after failing to lead the club into the 2012 Copa Libertadores, is likely to be named the new coach of Atletico Madrid sometime this week. With Simeone Racing ended the 2011 Apertura championship in second place.For that reason last Friday Gaston Cogorno, the new president of Racing, reunited with a few of his directors, including General Coordinator Roberto Ayala, for discussions with a keen Basile.Basile led Racing to the Argentine championship in 1966, before leading them to both the Copa Libertadores and the Intercontinental Cup the following year.While Boca Juniors was the last club Basile coached, he had coached the Argentine national team between 2006 and 2008, before being replaced by Diego Maradona after a 1-0 defeat to Chile in a 2010 World Cup qualifying match.

Cobreloa Calama vs Universidad de Chile Report

Cobreloa Calama vs Universidad de Chile Report
By Gregory Sica, December 26 2011,

Cobreloa, and .Universidad de Chile, fight out goalless, draw in, first leg, Chilean Clausura, championship, final, soccer news, football news, football articles, football articles

Cobreloa and Universidad de Chile fought out a goalless draw in the first leg of the Chilean Clausura championship final at the Estadio Municipal de Calama on Monday.It was a hotly contested final between two solid sides who battled in the midfield for large part of the match. Cobreloa proved the stronger team on the field, however, they couldn't take advantage of their goal-scoring opportunities.

Cobreloa came closest to breaking the deadlock in the 61st minute, when Diego Barrios connected to a precise cross with a powerful header, but although his header seemed to beat Universidad de Chile goalkeeper Johnny Herrera, it didn't beat the post.Herrera picked up the rebound, but Barrios kicked it out of his hands and fired the ball into an unguarded net. The goal was correctly disallowed by referee Eduardo Gamboa.After the incident both teams did their best to threaten the opposing defense, but to no avail, as both sets of goalkeepers were on top of their game.La 'U' clearly felt the absence of key striker Eduardo Vargas who missed the match due to suspension. They lacked firepower in their attack, but held on to the draw thanks to their strong defense. Their Argentine coach Jorge Sampaoli was sent-off in the 89th minute for insulting the match referee.With the goalless draw in Calama, Universidad de Chile only need a draw in Santiago to complete what would be a rare treble, after lifting the Chilean Apertura championship and the Copa Sudamericana. Meanwhile, Cobreloa will have to set out for the victory in order to win their eighth national title.Cobreloa will be motivated by the fact that Universidad de Chile's long unbeaten run was put to an abrupt end against Universidad Catolica in Santiago in the semi-finals of the competition.The 2011 Clausura championship will be decided at the Estadio Nacional of Santiago on Thursday.

Liverpool vs Blackburn Rovers England Premier League Dec 26 2011 kick-off 15:00 Online Watch Free

Liverpool vs Blackburn Rovers England Premier League Dec 26 2011 kick-off 15:00 Online Watch Free.Liverpool face another disappointing , they were at the top 6 of the league teams and they must be much stronger in the next game against the Blackburn Rovers in the upcoming Monday. Liverpool need 3 points o get back on the track to get themselves to the top 4 teams of the league. Blackburn the worst ever start of the season for them. Blackburn is only the team who is at the end of the table and very much closer to the relegation .

Liverpool must put some of the better option against the team Blackburn if Liverpool have to qualify for the next year Uefa Champions League . There is allots of computition between the English Premiere League teams. Maxi Rodreguiz performed well for the Man United side in last few games while Luis Suraze is the top scorer for the Liverpool team.

Carig Bellamy , Steve Gerrard , Andy Carrol , Kyut are some of the key players for the teams of Liverpool . Luis Suraze is suffereing 8 matches ban and Sir Alex Ferguson admired the decision of the according to him its a “right decision. Liverpool have a sucessful season in the start of the English Premiere League.Liverpool vs Blackburn Rovers Free Online Streaming, Liverpool vs Blackburn Rovers Live Online Streaming, Liverpool vs Blackburn Rovers Live Streaming, Liverpool vs Blackburn Rovers Online Streaming.Liverpool will made some new arrangements for the place of Luis Suraze in the upcoming games.Marton Gamsat Pederson the keyplayer for the Blackburn.Yakubu is one of the best players in last few matches . David Dunn will be the hope for the team of Blackburn as he played in the defesive midfield. It’s the important and tough game for the both sides . Prediction about such game is so much difficult but Liverpool is looking faviourtes for this match.

Liverpool (Probable, 4-4-2): Reina; Johnson, Skrtel, Agger, Jose Enrique; Maxi, Adam, Henderson, Downing; Suarez, Bellamy.
Out: Gerrard (ankle), Lucas (knee).

Blackburn (Probable, 4-3-3): Robinson; Lowe, Samba, Hanley, Pedersen; Dunn, Nzonzi, Vukcevic; Formica, Hoilett, Yakubu.
Out: Dann (groin), Nelsen (knee), Salgado (ribs), Givet (heart condition).
Test: Olsson (hamstring), Roinson (calf).

Referee: Mike Jones (Matches 10, R4 Y49).