Johan Cruyff: Cristiano Ronaldo winning the Ballon d’Or is ridiculous

first_img He hinted that Toni Kroos instead deserved the Ballon d’Or. “Cristiano won in 2013 instead of Kroos or any other Bayern player, who won everything. And in 2014 Toni was again instrumental in the team that won the World Cup.”  CET Johan Cruyff can’t take the Ballon d’Or too seriously any more, as he explained in his De Telegraaf column. The coach of the Dream Team has made it clear he does not agree with the choice of Cristiano Ronaldo as the best player in 2013 and 2014.  The Portugal and Real Madrid star won the Copa del Rey and the Champions League with his side but his World Cup was a disappointment.  19/01/2015 Sport EN Cruyff said, somewhat provocatively: “At the highest level, everything is a combination of individual talent and achievements. It is ridiculous that, for the second consecutive year, they have awarded a player who did not play excellently or win the most titles.” Upd. at 20:06 He lamented that the German wasn’t among the three finalists and added that Ronaldo was “anonymous in the World Cup.”last_img read more

If he decides to leave Real Madrid, Besiktas could be Iker Casillas’ new home

first_img Casillas would prefer to stay at Madrid, but will first seek clarifications over his role in the team with the new manager, Rafa Benitez.  Upd. at 19:53 02/06/2015 Meanwhile, Fenerbahçe are also keeping an eye on the situation.  Real Madrid have confirmed that they are counting on Iker Casillas sticking around next season, but the goalkeeper’s future is still not certain.  The likely arrival of David de Gea in the Spanish capital means Casillas will have to fight for his place in the team.center_img It’s for that reason that he is at least ready to listen to other offers, such as one from Turkish side Besiktas, according to the newspaper Marca.  There is interest from France, England, Italy and Spain, too, so if does decide to leave, he will not be short of options. CEST Sport ENlast_img read more

Louis van Gaal: Messi has talent, but is also humble and I respect him a lot

first_imgManchester United manager Louis van Gaal has praised Lionel Messi for his humility and said he is looking forward to seeing some old friends from his stay at FC Barcelona, in reference to the friendly match on July 25.   Louis van Gaal also spoke about his side’s pre-season and the teams they will face in the International Champions Cup. United, who were back in training on Monday, will play four games, taking on Club America, San Jose Earthquakes, FC Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain.  CEST 06/07/2015 “It’s good to see friends from my time at Barcelona. The club still plays with some players that I coached when I was there, which is good. It’s not just for the players, though, there are also coaches and backroom staff who are still there and it’ll be a pleasure to see them,” he commented.  “He demonstrates his strength in every game. As well as having talent, he is very humble, which is what I like about him. I respect him a lot,” the United boss said about Messi. center_img EFE The Dutch coach said he’s excited about playing Barcelona, the team he managed between 1997 and 2007, and again in the 2002-03 season.  Upd. at 17:14 Van Gaal also praised Xavi and Andres Iniesta, players who he handed debuts. “It is always an honour when players you hand debuts to become symbols of a team. Xavi and Iniesta are two examples of this, but so is Victor Valdes, who is playing for us,” he added.last_img read more

Karim Benzema in trouble AGAIN for driving without license

first_img The Frenchman was not able to provide his license and the car’s documentation at the time of asking, when he was stopped by police on the way to Terminal 4 at Barajas Airport.  It read: “Without lying, the truth would perish of despair and boredom. #AnatoleFrance”. Upd. at 03:02 Sport EN According to Cadena Ser, the police officers could find no evidence that the player completed his compulsory re-education course after his license was suspended two years ago.  CET The police took his vehicle and gave him a ticket. Real Madrid’s own services came to collect the player. Previously, after being caught, Benzema posted a picture on Instagram of himself holding a driving license, seemingly in defiance, but was still charged with a road safety crime. center_img According to Cadena SER’s El Larguero, Karim Benzema has been stopped by the police for driving without a license. The radio show claims that he offered the police a piece of paper which he claimed gave him permission to drive provisionally. Benzema had his license revoked for speeding and on May 20 was punished for the same offence, of driving without a license. Benzema had his license suspended in 2013 after going roughly twice the 100km/hr speed limit in Pozuelo de Alarcon. Benzema posted the above picture with a line in French from writer Anatole France.  30/10/2015last_img read more

‘Drunkard’ Wayne Rooney to be stripped of the England captaincy

first_img Sport EN CET Wayne Rooney will be stripped of the England captaincy after getting drunk at a wedding. 17/11/2016 Rooney apologised to the coach for staying up until 5am but it will not do him any good. According to The Sun, the FA are investigating claims Rooney ignored his manager by going back to the wedding party after being told by Gareth Southgate, the interim coach, to go to bed. Southgate is expected to be appointed on a full-time basis by the end of the month and now he is planning to replace Rooney as captain. Upd. at 23:30 England drew 2-2 with Spain on Tuesday night although Rooney was not involved in the game.last_img read more

WWE: Charlotte talks ending Asuka’s streak

first_imgAdvertisement 1iNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs784nv4Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E1y( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 5efywkWould you ever consider trying this?😱bycg6Can your students do this? 🌚asmRoller skating! Powered by Firework Advertisement Charlotte Flair spoke to Red Carpet Report at the WWE For Your Consideration event this past week where she talked about ending Asuka’s streak at WrestleMania 34 and feeling like she still had something to prove to everyone.“To prepare for that night I thought, ‘Asuka already had the longest streak, but she had nothing to prove,’ and tying in to being Ric Flair’s daughter, I felt like I had so much to prove,” Charlotte said. “Even though I main evented Hell in a Cell, Raw, SmackDown, and had been the champion for NXT, Raw, Divas, I felt like I had done it all. But I still hadn’t defeated Asuka? I still felt like I had something to prove to the WWE Universe and then when I defeated her, it was like, I just gave it my all and there was nothing I could have done better that night.”Advertisement You can watch the interview embedded in the video below:Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Wimbledon 2018: Day 8 results: Serena and Angelique Kerber advance to Semis

first_imgAdvertisement b7veNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsmaWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eg0fo( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 7y07Would you ever consider trying this?😱4kg4wCan your students do this? 🌚1dvRoller skating! Powered by Firework The Women’s Quarter Finals was the major thing which took the spotlight at Wimbledon on Tuesday. In it, Serena Williams was the most notable to move into Semis after winning against Camila Giorgi. She lost her first set to Camila but eventually came back to win 3-6 6-3 6-4.Advertisement This will be Williams’ 11th Semi-Final and the race towards her 8th Championship. She will meet Julia Goerges in the Semi-final. On the other side of the bracket, No. 11 Angelique Kerber and No. 12 Jelena Ostapenko are all set for a semifinal matchup after straight-set victories on Tuesday.Advertisement Men’s Singles(5) Juan Martin Del Potro def. Gilles Simon 7-6 (1), 7-6 (5), 5-7, 7-6 (5)Advertisement  Women’s Singles(25) Serena Williams def. Camila Giorgi 3-6, 6-3, 6-4(13) Julia Goerges def. (20) Kiki Bertens 3-6, 7-5, 6-1(12) Jelena Ostapenko def. Dominika Cibulkova 7-5, 6-4(11) Angelique Kerber def. (14) Daria Kasatkina 6-3, 7-5Read Also:-Wimbledon 2018: Day 7 results: Federer, Serena and Nadal- all star on Manic MondayWimbledon 2018: Day 5: Federer, Serena move forward as Venus Williams is eliminated. Advertisementlast_img read more

Aus vs Ind- 3rd Test Preview: Cricket returns to the spotlight after off-field squabbles

first_imgAdvertisement 2cbctNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs4ubdWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Erp( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) pdWould you ever consider trying this?😱28ppoCan your students do this? 🌚7t5xwRoller skating! Powered by Firework Image Courtesy: Times NowAdvertisement India’s momentum which was brought upon through a historic win at Adelaide was brought to a screeching halt after the hosts levelled the series in Perth. The action across the 22-yards was brushed aside with reports of sledging and disputes grabbing the centre stage.Having reached the midway mark of the series, both teams have a fair idea on the areas where they need to improve. In an attempt to gain the upper hand in the series, the Indian camp decided to call for the services of Hardik Pandya and Mayank Agarwal. Meanwhile, the hosts went with an unchanged squad for the rest of the series.Advertisement A huge call was taken by the Indian management which saw both the Indian openers axed from the line-up. Mayank Agarwal, who has shone through the domestic system for the last couple of years will finally be handed his debut after a number of close calls.Advertisement Australia have also opted for a solitary change which sees Mitchell Marsh replace Peter Handscomb in the playing eleven.The curator of the wicket has promised a surface that will aid everyone which adds to the excitement to the spectacle that is the Boxing Day test.When:  December 26, 10:30 AM Local, 05:00 AM ISTVenue: Melbourne Cricket GroundWhere to watch: Sony Network, Sony LIVPlaying XIIndia:  Mayank Agarwal, Hanuma Vihari, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit BumrahAustralia: Aaron Finch, Marcus Harris, Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh, Tim Paine (c/wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh HazlewoodRead Also:India and Australia name key changes to squads ahead of Boxing Day TestTwitter explodes as fans react to MS Dhoni’s return to the T20 side! Advertisementlast_img read more

Manchester United might have to pay £60 million to rope in Aaron Wan-Bissaka

first_imgAdvertisement bjdzNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsvmuetcWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E69p( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 351awWould you ever consider trying this?😱axhCan your students do this? 🌚a7Roller skating! Powered by Firework The first bid of Manchester United to rope in Aaron Wan-Bissaka in this summer transfer window has been rejected by Crystal Palace. The club management of the Red Devils has made the 21 year old English right back as one of their prime targets in this summer transfer window after the departure of Antonio Valencia.Advertisement The performance curve of Aaron Wan-Bissaka in the previous season for Crystal Palace was really promising. So, the club management of Crystal Palace do not want to sell the young English right back at this moment. Aaron Wan-Bissaka has still 3 years left in his contract with Crystal Palace. That is another reason why the club management of Crystal Palace are not interested to sell this star player to Manchester United.Advertisement The Red Devils already placed a bid worth £40 million for Aaron Wan-Bissaka. However, the bid has been rejected. Manchester United might be desperate to make a second bid for the 21 year old English right back. However, it is confirmed that the club management of the London side will not sell him with any transfer fees less than £60 million.Wilfried Zaha is also on the verge of leaving Crystal Palace. The club management will not wish to release both of their star players in one transfer window.Advertisement Fans vote Lionel Messi’s free-kick against Liverpool as Champions League goal of the tournament Advertisementlast_img read more

Josh a little… Husky

first_imgBy JARROD POTTER TRADING in his cricket bat and running spikes for a basketball, Josh Alley is set to suit-up…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img