A brief hiatus

May 27, 2010

Due to a family situation, I will not be able to blog until the end of next week.

Talk to you all soon.


Barcelona interested in Ansaldi

May 26, 2010

imscouting.com

Barcelona target Rubin Kazan left back Cristian Ansaldi

Spanish newspaper Sport reports this morning that Barcelona are interested in signing Rubin Kazan left back Cristian Ansaldi.

Ansaldi, who can also play on the right, or in midfield, impressed against Barcelona in two matches in the Champions League group stages.

The 23-year-old has previously been linked with a move to Manchester City and is contracted to Rubin Kazan until 2012.

Pep Guardiola is reportedly looking to provide competition for Maxwell and Eric Abidal on the left hand side of the Barcelona defence.


Argentina World Cup Song

May 26, 2010

Aguero Nike Commercial

May 25, 2010

River Plate Anniversary

May 25, 2010

On this day in 1901, River Plate was founded in the Buenos Aires neighborhood of La Boca.

109 years of football history, tradition and glory.

Feliz Cumpleaños River!


Picture of the Day

May 25, 2010

Argentina fans not impressed with Ariel Garce making the World Cup squad.


Sunderland interested in Angeleri

May 25, 2010

tribalfootbal.com

Sunderland in Estudiantes talks for star fullback Angeleri

Sunderland are in talks with Estudiantes for star fullback Marcos Angeleri.

The People says Black Cats boss Steve Bruce wants to strike a £4million deal with Angeleri’s club Estudiantes.

Bruce hopes to close the Angeleri move this week after his side were knocked out of the prestigious Copa Libertadores – clearing the way for his quick exit.

Black Cats No.2 Eric Black was in South America to watch the defender and now an offer has been made, with ­Estudiantes ­prepared to sell the 27-year-old.

Angeleri – omitted from Diego Maradona’s World Cup squad – only missed out on a move to Italian side Bologna last summer ­because of a major knee problem.

However, he has returned and proved his fitness. Sunderland have turned to Angeleri after ­being quoted a huge price for Alan Hutton by Tottenham at the end of his loan spell.


Benfica interested in Carrizo

May 25, 2010

According to a report in Clarin, Benfica has contacted Juan Pablo Carrizo’s agent to begin negotiating a possible transfer.

The former Lazio GK Carrizo is currently on loan to Real Zaragoza.

BENFICA TAMBIEN ESTA INTERESADO

Los portugueses ya dieron el primer paso al contactarse ayer con el representante del arquero.

Ese sueño que tiene casi todo River de que Juan Pablo Carrizo vuelva a ser el arquero titular del futuro equipo que armará y conducirá Angel Cappa, vive una coyuntura de pesadilla: ayer se supo que el poderoso Benfica, de Portugal, saldrá firmemente al cruce de objetivo.

Tanto es así que las autoridades del Benfica, donde juegan argentinos prestigiosos como Angel Di María, Javier Saviola y Pablo Aimar, han iniciado contactos con su pares del Lazio, de Italia, que posee los derechos deportivos del guardavallas, aunque Carrizo haya terminado la temporada jugando en el Zaragoza de España.

Lo de la prestigiosa institución portuguesa va tan en serio que ayer mismo se pusieron en contacto con el empresario Pablo Sabbag, quien atiende los intereses de Carrizo, para conocer las condiciones para así empezar a pisar en firme sobre la futura contratación.


Atletico Madrid president insists Aguero will stay

May 25, 2010

imscouting.com

Atletico Madrid president insists Sergio Aguero will stay

Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo has insisted that the Europa League winners will do all they can to keep hold of Sergio Aguero.

The Argentine striker, who has a 60 million euro buyout clause, has been linked with a host of major clubs including Chelsea, Real Madrid and Manchester City.

Cerezo told the Atletico Madrid official website: “He has a contract with us, we want him to stay and he is happy here. Only if someone comes in to pay his buy-out clause would we then have to see what he decides.”

The Atletico president continued: “I would be surprised if he wasn’t here next season. It’s not in our plans to sell any player who is important to us.”

In 2009/2010, Aguero scored 18 goals and provided seven assists in 47 appearances.


Maradona & players post-game comments

May 25, 2010