The New King of Old Trafford

The outstanding Mancunian writer Anthony Burgess once said that life is a wretched gray Saturday, but it has to be lived through. With this in mind, it ‘s most stimulating to observe that Wayne Rooney still tries to add a bit of colour to life every now and then.

When Wayne Rooney had a serious go against the Milan defence earlier this season, Silvio Berlusconi was so baffled he switched off his tv set in angriness. Putting the ball into the net in almost every single game, Rooney is only a few goals behind the amount the Portugese international made do two seasons ago. Yet, Rooney has on several occasions upheld that assisting Manchester United to a successful campaign is more essential than emulating Ronaldo’s goal tally.

Apparently, Wayne Rooney has made a commitment to present goals at a rate most of his rivals cannot aim to emulate. A powerful and exquisite player, his ability to score goals is unrivalled on the international soccer scene at the very moment. Wayne Rooney has been in tremendous form of late taking his goal tally to 32 and he has even been tipped to break the 40 goal mark as he closes on the 42 goal record achieved by Cristiano Ronaldo back in 2008.

Reportedly, Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has been quite amazed by Rooney as he is about to blast Manchester United to a fourth successive Premier League title. Both at home and abroad, Wayne Rooney has proved why Real Madrid are determined to tie him to former team mate Cristiano Ronaldo. Still, it’s difficult to believe that Real Madrid think Manchester United a feeder club as anyone setting up such an idea must be regarded as a complete imbecile. Besides, the inform striker looks to be sort of indifferent to the outlook of joining Ronaldo. Hopefully, Wayne Rooney will decide to follow the examples of long serving Old Trafford players like Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and Gary Neville.

Regarded as one of the hottest players in the world, Wayne Rooney has been firmly in the public eye since breaking into the England side at the age of 17. Manchester United signed him for some �30 million soon after the 2004 European Championships and he has since helped the club to three straight league titles. During his stay at Old Trafford, Rooney has no doubt proved that he can score against quality opposition and his talents are evident to anyone who has seen him play.

Wayne Rooney can match any player in the top flight for tempo as well as possessing an incredible ball keeping capability beyond the rational imaging of most players. With scarcely two years left on his present deal, he is most likely to sign a new contract with United in the near future. Just to reinforce the thought that scoring goals is absolutely vital in soccer, we should remember that any crusade will become a failure without a dependable marksman.

Soccer Players of the World Praise the Pulse Oximeter

Soccer is the most popular sport in the world. It surpasses American football, basketball, and baseball easily when one considers the number of fans and the dollar amounts brought in by the sport. Soccer fans are some of the most loyal and dedicated fans in the world. Soccer players are also some of the highest paid athletes, with sponsorships from corporations from many different nations of the world. In addition to being one of the most popular sports, it is also one of the most demanding sports out there. The pure amount of fitness required to play a full ninety minute game has been compared to running a marathon, but a marathon where you are constantly thinking and evaluating your component’s moves.

Due to the amount of exertion soccer requires of both its players and referees, the medical staff have to be stocked with the latest equipment and supplies. Since soccer players practically play all year long in almost all conditions, it is necessary to keep a close eye on their vital signs and to pay close attention to any indications of health challenges. In doing so, soccer league medical staffers are constantly keeping up to date on the latest mobile medical technology. One such technology that they just adopted is the pulse oximeter. A pulse oximeter, also known as a pulse ox by some medical professionals, is a medical device used to measure the blood oxygen saturation and pulse rate on an individual. In the past, pulse oximetry technology was only found in clinical settings, where bulky tabletop units were used. These units are still used, but only for bed ridden patient monitoring. A new fingertip pulse oximeter is smaller than most cellular phones, and runs on standard batteries.

Soccer league medical staffers use a finger pulse oximeter to easily and quickly take the pulse rate and oxygen levels of players. From these readings, they can easily determine if the player’s health is adequate for continuous play. Playing all environments and temperatures puts a wide range of burdens on the bodies of players, and therefore it is absolutely necessary to constantly take these readings. In the past, dehydration and players suffering from asthma were extremely difficult to monitor, because symptoms were not obvious until it was too late. Devices like a pulse oximeter are helping with these challenges.

Soccer players always shoot for a victory, but they do not want to put their health in danger.

World Cup In 2010 – Fifa World Cup

CAPE TOWN, South African soccer fans are among the most colorful, passionate and eccentric in the world, as visitors to the country during the 2010. The 2010 FIFA World Cup will be the 19th Fifa World Cup, the premier international football tournament. It is scheduled to take place between 11 June and 11 July 2010 in South Africa. The 2010 FIFA World Cup will be the culmination of a qualification process that begain in August 2007 and involved 204 and 208 FIFA national teams. As such, it matches the 2008 Summer Olympics as the games event with the most competing nations. Come the afternoon of 11 June, should you find yourself in the grandstand of the Johannesburg’s calabash-shaped Soccer City stadium, chances are you’ll be sitting next to someone sporting a bright yellow jersey, oversized goggles and a decorated miner’s helmet or “makarapa”, and blowing a bright plastic trumpet known as a vuvuzela. The United States then meets Slovenia at Johannesburg’s Ellis Park on June 18 and completes the first round on June 23 against Algeria in Pretoria.

The U.S. has never played either nation. finish since the initial World Cup in 1930, there were high expectation for the Americans at the 2006 tournament in Germany but they were eliminated in the first round with losses to the Czech Republic and Ghana around a tie with Italy. If the Americans finish second in their group, they likely would play Germany in the second round. If they finish first, they probably would advance to a meeting with Serbia or Ghana. “I think it’s one of the more well-balanced groups,” England coach Fabio Capello said. We’re going to have to be careful. All the games are difficult and we may start with the toughest game, since the United States will have a lot more time to prepare for the World Cup.

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AC Milan 2 vs 3 Barcelona 23rd November 2011

Barcelona edged a pulsating affair at San Siro to defeat AC Milan 3-2 in the Champions League and guarantee top spot in Group H, with Xavi grabbing the winner.

The Catalan club took the lead in the 14th minute when Mark van Bommel put the ball past his own goalkeeper before Zlatan Ibrahimovic equalised seven minutes later.

Lionel Messi’s penalty gave the visitors the lead at the break yet a wonderful goal from Kevin-Prince Boateng on 54 minutes levelled the scoring once again. However, Xavi popped up to score what proved to be the winning goal in the 63rd minute.

Barcelona now sit at the top of the group on 13 points with Milan five points behind last season’s Champions League winners, with both teams having one game each left to play.

After an uneventful opening period, Barcelona took the lead on 14 minutes with the first real attack of the game. Messi’s clever ball found Seydou Keita in space inside the box, before the Malian played a low cross which was bundled into his own net by Van Bommel, following a touch from Xavi.

Milan should have equalised in the 19th minute, yet Robinho was guilty of a shocking miss. Ibrahimovic’s cross into the box was drilled into the direction of the unmarked Brazilian forward by Boateng, who smashed the ball over the crossbar from close range.

However, the home team were level two minutes later after taking advantage of some slack Barcelona defending. Clarence Seedorf’s clever ball bypassed the visitor’s defence asIbrahimovic was allowed to slot home from 10 yards out.

Pep Guardiola’s men had a glorious chance to re-take the lead on 23 minutes yet it was Messi’s turn to miss a glaring opportunity. Cesc Fabregas did well to work some space on the right side of the penalty area, before sliding the ball to the Argentine, who struck the top of the bar from three yards out.

Barcelona were awarded a penalty on the half hour mark when Alberto Aquilani was guilty of pulling down Messi in the box.

The forward stepped up to put the ball in the far corner beyond the outstretched hand of Christian Abbiati – the second time Messi had found the back of the net from the spot in a minute after the referee ordered a re-take.

The away team made the brighter start in the second period yet Milan found themselves level again on 54 minutes through a moment of brilliance from Boateng.

The Ghanaian international seized on a loose ball on the edge of the box before sending Eric Abidal the wrong way with a clever touch using his heel. Faced one-on-one with Victor Valdes, the midfielder slammed the ball low past the goalkeeper from 12 yards out.

For the third time in the game, Guardiola’s side were back in front on 63 minutes with another beautifully taken goal. Fabregas and Messi linked up well before the Argentine slid a precise through pass to Xavi, who calmly placed the ball into the bottom corner in what proved to be the winning goal of the game.

Both sides end their respective group stage campaigns on December 6 when Barcelona entertain BATE Borisov while Milan travel to Viktoria Plzen.

Premier League Season 2010 Review

The 2009-10 Premier League (known as the Barclays Premier League for sponsorship reasons) was the 18th season of the Premier League since its establishment in 1992. A total of 20 teams competed in the league, with Chelsea unseating the three-time defending champions Manchester United, scoring a Premier League record 103 goals in the season began on 15 August 2009 and concluded on 9 May 2010. Prior to each opening week match, a minute’s applause was held in memory of Sir Bobby Robson.

Last season’s Premiership clubs earned a record total revenue of more than 2-billion in six Premier League clubs reported profits in 2009 with Arsenal, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur leading the table.Arsenal look to be one of the best run clubs in the Premiership financially, having the highest turnover of 313.3 million and the lower percentage of turnover being spent on wages with 33.2%. Last season Arsenal made a profit of 45.5 million, just another 237 million to go until the club is out of debt!

At bottom Burnley had the lowest wage bill in 2009 but it still managed to exceed the clubs turnover. Their wage to turnover ratio was 119.9%. The clubs debt is relatively low at 11.9 million but surely their wages/turnover ratio will have to be brought down to nearer the UEFA’s guideline in order to avert financial problems in the long run.

2090-2010 was a thrilling season in the Premier League. The battle was carried until the end of the season and in the final, Chelsea won it with style, 8-0 against Wigan, in the last round at home, in front of the own supporters.

Chelsea striker Didier Drogba won the Golden Boot award as the league’s top goalscorer for the second time. The victorious Chelsea side were noted for their attacking style of football: the team averaged 2.71 goals per game (scoring a Premier League record 103 goals for the season), compared to the average of 1.89 when they won the title in the 2005-06 season.

In February 2010, Portsmouth became the first club to go into administration whilst a member of the Premier League. They were deducted nine points, and two months later they were the first team of the season to be relegated. Hull City and Premier League debutants Burnley were relegated alongside them.

Here are the summary and the team of the season.

Winners: Chelsea Relegated: Burnley, Hull, Portsmouth Top Scorer: Didier Drogba (29) Most Assists: Frank Lampard (17) Overachievers: Birmingham City Underachievers: Liverpool Best signing of the season: Carlos Tevez Worst signing of the season: Alberto Aquilani Player of the Year: Wayne Rooney Manager of the Year: Roy Hodgson

Team of the year:

Goalkeeper: Joe Hart (Birmingham) Defenders: Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea), Thomas Vermaelen (Arsenal), Richard Dunne (Aston Villa), Patrice Evra (Manchester United) Midfielders: James Milner (Aston Villa), Cesc Fabregas (Arsenal), Frank Lampard (Chelsea), Florent Malouda (Chelsea) Forwards: Didier Drogba (Chelsea), Wayne Rooney (Manchester United)

Here are the top team transfers of the 2009-2010 Season in the Premier League

Arsenal Signed: Thomas Vermaelen (Ajax, 10m)

Chelsea Signed: Ross Turnbull (Middlesbrough, free); Daniel Sturridge (Manchester City, free); Yuri Zhirkov (CSKA Moscow, undisclosed Liverpool Signed: Alberto Aquiliani (Roma, 20m); Chris Mavinga (PSG); Glen Johnson (Portsmouth, 18.5m); Sotiris Kyrgiakos (AEK Athens, 2m); Aaron King (Rushden and Diamonds, free) Manchester United Signed: Antonio Valencia (Wigan, undisclosed); Michael Owen (Newcastle, free); Gabriel Obertan (Bordeaux, 3m); Mame Biram Diouf (Molde); Paul Pogba (Le Havre) Tottenham Hotspurs Signed:: Kyle Naughton and Kyle Walker (Sheffield United, undisclosed); Peter Crouch (9m);Sebastien Bassong (Newcastle, 8m);Niko Kranjcar (Portsmouth) Manchester City Signed: Joleon Lescott (Everton, 24m); Kolo Toure (Arsenal, 15m); Emmanuel Adebayor (Arsenal, 25m); Gareth Barry (Aston Villa, 12m); Nils Zander (Schalke 04); Roque Santa Cruz (Blackburn, 17m); Stuart Taylor (Aston Villa, undisclosed); Carlos Tevez (MSI, 25.5m); Sylvinho (free agent)

Here are some of the most surprising results from the 2009-2010 season of Barclays Premier League: 24 Aug, 20:00 Liverpool 1 – 3 Aston Villa 26 Sep, 15:00 Wigan Athletic 3 – 1 Chelsea 7 Nov, 15:00 Manchester City 3 – 3 Burnley 12 Dec, 17:30 Manchester United 0 – 1 Aston Villa 2 Feb, 19:45 Hull City 1 – 1 Chelsea