Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Pictures of the Fulham (2-2) Chelsea Match

Clint Dempsey grabbed an equalizer a minute before stoppage time as Fulham denied Chelsea victory. Dempsey rose high to powerfully head past Petr Cech after it looked as though Frank Lampard's brace would be enough to earn Chelsea three points. The American had flicked Fulham into an early lead with a 10th minute goal before Lampard leveled with a cool finish following a collision between Mark Schwarzer and Aaron Hughes. Lampard's 30-yard free-kick put Chelsea ahead but the American leveled to leave the Blues three points behind Liverpool.

Pictures of the soccer match highlights can be viewed below. (credits to bbc.co.uk)

1-0 Clint Dempsey 10"

1-1 Frank Lampard 50"

1-2 Frank Lampard 72"

2-2 Clint Dempsey 89"

No Compromise on Defense

Defense is very important in a football team. Our club coach and manager gives priority to our team’s defense and prepares and coaches each defender so they can defend well on the pitch, like flour moth traps on a cupboard. Sometimes, when our team lacks good players because they are unavailable, he makes sacrifices for the offense and focuses on defending during a football match. We hope that o our next game on January, our line up will be complete so no the offense won’t have to be compromised.

Manchester United Win vs Middlesbrough, 1-0, Close In On Leaders

Manchester United maintained the pressure on Liverpool and Chelsea as Dimitar Berbatov's goal, his third for ManU in the Premier League, saw off a spirited Middlesbrough. Though United had better chances, the brave visitors defended manfully and could have taken the lead when Tuncay headed just wide in the 61st minute. But substitute Paul Scholes steadied the ship and Dimitar Berbatov sent a goal in from close range six minutes later. The Red Devils move seven points behind leaders Liverpool with two games in hand.

Pictures of the match highlights are below. (Credits to bbc.co.uk for the pictures)

Middlesbrough's Tuncay Sanli almost opened the scoring with a header from a cross by Matthew Bates

1-0 Dimitar Berbatov 69"

The Red Devils celebrate Dimitar Berbatov's winning goal

Monday, December 29, 2008

Newcastle United Demolished by Liverpool, 1-5

Liverpool strengthened their place at the top of the Premier League with a ruthless demolition of Newcastle United. Newcastle keeper Shay Given denied Liverpool before Steven Gerrard struck home from 12 yards in the 31st minute. Sami Hyypia headed a second goal in the 36th minute, but David Edgar pulled one back on the stroke of half-time. Ryan Babel scrambled home Liverpool's third five minutes after the break. Gerrard raced clear for a fourth and Xabi Alonso made it five from the penalty spot.

Pictures of the match can be viewd below. (credits to bbc.co.uk for the pictures)

0-1 Steven Gerrard 31"

0-2 Sami Hyypia 36"

1-2 David Edgar 45"

1-3 Ryan Babel 50"

1-4 Steven Gerrard 66"

1-5 Xabi Alonso 77" (Penalty Kick)

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Got Something On Your Face?

Are you in search for a treatment for acne? Are you tired of the cream you have been using because you're not getting the desired results? Visit AcneCuresRevealed.net and find out other ways to cure acne. You will never regret visiting this site as it can provide effective tips on how to handle that problem on your face. Make sure to drop by their website.

Late Goal by Tevez Gives Manchester United Victory vs Stoke, 0-1

A late winning goal from Carlos Tevez gave Manchester United a win against Stoke, the Premier League pacesetters. Tevez made the goal from six yards with seven minutes left. Stoke had mounted fierce resistance, but were reduced to 10 men for the last 18 minutes after Andy Wilkinson was sent off for a foul on Cristiano Ronaldo. Ricardo Fuller wasted Stoke's best chance in the opening seconds but United's pressure and domination deserved the win.

A picture after Carlos Tevez's goal is below. Credits to bbc.co.uk for the picture.

0-1 Carlos Tevez 83"

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Aggressive Strikers Needed

Next year I may start to get more in shape to be able to play as a striker in out football club. I know that at my age I need to work extra hard to run in such a way that I seem like I have a turbocharger in me. But, honestly with the other available options in our team, I think I can do better or at least compete with them for that position. During our past two games, we badly needed aggressive strikers and I hope that next year, our team improves in that area.

Schedules of the Champions League Knockout Phase 2009

Manchester United will be facing Inter Milan in the last 16 of the Champions League. Meanwhile, Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez was handed a return to Spain to face former club Real Madrid in the draw in Nyon. Former Chelsea boss Claudio Ranieri will make an emotional return to Stamford Bridge after Juventus were paired with last season's runners-up. Arsenal, like Chelsea, will have been delighted to have avoided Barcelona and will take on AS Roma. 

Schedules of the ties are on 24/25 February and 10/11 March as the Champions League knockout phase begins. 

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Business Endeavors for Next Year

As this year ends, it is a good time to evaluate financial decisions made and how well and how bad business has been. It is a perfect time for footballers engaged in their other sources of income like their franchises, to take a closer look at their business endeavors to see what they need to do for the coming year to make things better. Expansion could be a consideration for those whose business growth have been real slow this year.

For those looking into other franchise opportunities, they can visit FranchiseGator.co.uk. This is a web site that can provide a franchise opportunity from any industry available in their web site. They not only offer regular business opportunities but also work-from-home or online business opportunities. If you are looking into getting into the property business or a low cost business, this is the web site to visit.

Aside from opportunities, this web site also has a list of franchises in UK that are for sale. In that list, anyone can find the business opportunity that best fits their needs and investment goals for the coming year. They also provide information like news and different related articles to keep you updated on your chosen business endeavor.

Who Is Better, Ronaldo or Ibrahimovic?

In your own opinion, who is better, Cristiano Ronaldo or Zlatan Ibrahimovic? Inter Milan coach Jose Mourinho insists his striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a better player than Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo. Mourinho said, "Ronaldo is a good player but he is certainly not the best. He deserved the Golden Ball award because his team won the Champions League and the Premier League. But, for me, Ibrahimovic is the best." Do you agree or disagree with these statements?

Cristiano Ronaldo

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Go and Find the Perfect Gift, Footballer!

Hello footballers! What's up this Christmas? Well, here in our country, everyone's on vacation and football matches are postponed until after the holiday season. It's time to spend time with family and loved ones.

So, have you bought gifts for your wife or girlfriend yet? Do you have any ideas on what to buy? Well, I have some suggestions for you, then. And you can get them from just one web site.

The site for the gift suggestions is PearlsOnly.com. Here, you can check out the different types of jewelries that have pearls on them. They have products like pearl earrings, pearl rings, loose pearls, pearl pendants, pearl necklace and a lot more. That is the reason why their web site's name is Pearls Only.

Searching gifts in this web site can be really easy because you can search according to jewelry type, pearl color or pearl type. If you are just looking for special pearls from new arrivals to designer collections, they have a search link for that, too. If the cost is you main consideration, then you can search through their sale and clearance link. Who knows, you might chance yourself on very nice pearls on sale? You can also search according to your budget consideration because they have a listing of the items according to their range of prices.

If you do not have any idea about pearls and need to read about them first or you need to understand how to select the right kind of pearls, then Pearls Only has a link that can help you with that as well. They have a 'pearl education' link that can teach you loads of stuff about pearls. They also have a 'pearl grading' link to make you understand how pearls are graded and valued. Visit this web site now and start searching for the perfect gift for your mate.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Keane Levels Liverpool Match vs Arsenal, 1-1

Robbie Keane struck a stunning leveler as Liverpool remained top of the Premier League and maintained an eight-point advantage over the Gunners, Arsenal. Robin van Persie put Arsenal ahead after collecting a long pass from Samir Nasri that he brilliantly controlled before sending in the goal. Keane's equaliser was equally spectacular, drilling home a long punt upfield on the half-volley.

Videos of the goals f the match can be viewed below.

1-0 Robin Van Persie 24"

1-1 Robbie Keane 42"

Right Tools to Develop Good Habits

Once you have chosen a hobby or a new sport you want to learn, you need to invest your resources on getting gears and equipment. For golfers, they get swing sets. For those who are into football, they invest on the right football shoes, shin guards, soccer jerseys and the soccer ball. Getting the right equipment is essential as it can develop habits in the way you play the sport when you start practicing.

Video of the Goal for Liga de Quito 0-1 Manchester United Match

Wayne Rooney claimed the victory for Manchester United in the Club World Cup final with a late goal against Liga de Quito after Nemanja Vidic was sent off. Quito goalkeeper Jose Cevallos made a series of superb stops to deny Rooney, Carlos Tevez and Park Ji Sung in the first half as United dominated. United's hopes were hit when Vidic saw red after 49 minutes for lashing out with an elbow at Claudio Bieler. But Rooney won it with a neat finish into the bottom corner on the 73rd minute from a pass from Cristiano Ronaldo. 

The video of the goal can be viewed below.

0-1 Wayne Rooney 73"

Supportive and Comfortable Footwear

Are your feet tired after that football game? Are they looking for something to wear on your feet that gives all day comfort especially after that soccer match. If you are, then Dansko is the one you need. They provide shoes, clogs and sandals that has the seal of acceptance from the American Podiatric Medical Association. Their footwear is so comfortable because they are designed to be supportive and shock absorbent. Get one now!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Chelsea Fails to Caim Top as West Ham Levels

Chelsea missed the opportunity to go top of the Premier League as West Ham United held on for a draw. Craig Bellamy volleyed the visitors in front, with Chelsea claiming Mark Noble had handled the ball in the build-up. The introduction of Didier Drogba inspired Chelsea and Nicolas Anelka levelled after a great finish - a one-touch move.

0-1 Craig Bellamy 33"

1-1 Nicolas Anelka 51"

Saturday, December 20, 2008

My Pairs for Training

When playing football, I make sure I have the right tools and gears. A few years back, when I restarted playing football, I invested on a nice pair of Nike Ronaldinho Ten soccer shoes –they’re like the Nike air tools for basketball. At first I had to adjust to its studs height. I even suffered a sprain because I wasn’t used to the height of its studs. But eventually, I was able to adjust and it has been the best pair I’ve used so far. This Christmas break, I’ll be spending some time to get myself match fit for January when our football tournament resumes. A running shoes is what I am using for that. I hope the one I got lasts long enough because I just got a non-original pair.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

NCRFA Terry Razon Copa Filipina Dec 14 & 15 Results

Below are the results of the NCRFA Terry Razon Copa Filipina (Third Division) Dec 14 & Dec 15 football matches:

Sunday, December 14, 2008 (Matchday 9)
Venue: Xavier School
8:00 AM match - UP Laya FC (0) vs Manila Football Alliance (3)

Monday, December 15, 2008 (Matchday 10)
Venue: Nomads Sports Club

7:00 PM match - Laos FC (1) vs Nomads FC 3 (5)

NCRFA Terry Razon Copa Filipina (Thrid Division) Standings as of December 15, 2008

NCRFA Terry Razon Copa Filipina Dec13 Results

Below are the results of the NCRFA Terry Razon Copa Filipina (Third Division) Dec 13 football matches:

Saturday, December 13, 2008 (Matchday 8)
Venue: De La Salle Santiago Zobel

8:00 AM match - De La Salle Zobel (12) vs Univ. of Perpetual Help System Dalta (2)

10:00 AM match - Malayan High School of Science (1) vs UST High School (2)

1:00 PM match - Masbate FC (4) vs Pagcor FC (1)

3:00 PM match - UST AB FC (3) vs Laos FC (0)

Venue: Xavier FC

10:00 AM match - San Jose Del Monte FC (2) vs Markina United FC (0)

1:00 PM match - Xavier FC (3) vs Claret Alumni FC (0)

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Burning the Natural Way

Pure, natural and unadulterated exercise is the best way to lose weight. It’s not as easy as taking the best diet pills around but it will surely increase your stamina, give you more energy and an ability to do more than what you can usually handle. Simple aerobic exercises like jogging, swimming or aeorbics can burn those fats and work out your heart and body into shape. Exercise now.

Monday, December 15, 2008

PSV Eindhoven Defeated by Liverpool (1-3) for Champions League Last 16

Liverpool came from being down by a goal to beat PSV Eindhoven.  PSV took the lead in the 36th minute when Danko Lazovic slotted in from close range after Javier Mascherano failed to clear a corner. Ryan Babel equalised with a glancing header from Lucas Leiva's cross at the end of the first half.  Albert Riera put Liverpool ahead with a 25-yard drive that found the top corner. PSV's Dirk Marcellis hit a post, before David Ngog latched on to Robbie Keane's pass and sent it in to seal the win and qualify for the Champions League last 16 as winners of Group D.

Videos of the goals of the football match can be viewed below.

1-0 Danko Lazovic 36"

1-1 Ryan Babel 45"

1-2 Albert Riera 69"

1-3 David Ngog 77

Diet Trouble?

Are you in deep diet trouble?  Maybe you need the help of Leptovox, a supplement that contains powerful anti-oxidants and super foods that are currently available around but much more available in just one capsule. The benefits of this supplement are so numerous and fat burning is just one of them. You can try this food supplement and experience the other benefits it has.

Manchester City Defeated by Everton (0-1) With Late Goal

Tim Cahill's winner during injury time gave Everton a dramatic victory against Manchester City at Eastlands. Cahill rose to meet Leon Osman's corner to drive in a header past City's Joe Hart as the game looked certain to end in a deadlock. Mikel Arteta struck the bar with a free-kick early on and Shaun Wright-Phillips hit the woodwork for City. Marouane Fellaini forced a fine save from Hart, while Everton's Tim Howard did well to deny Robinho and Stephen Ireland to set up the late goal from Cahill.

Below is a picture of Tima Cahill and his team mates after his 90" winner.

0-1 Tim Cahill 90"

Sunday, December 14, 2008

For Baby and Mom

A web site where you can find baby and maternity stuff like a baby bedding, lullaby CDs, pregnancy pillows and other related items is MaternityAndBabyShoppingMart.com. You can search for items according to manufacturer or according to category. They also have gift suggestions which are also available in their site for ordering. Go and visit their site for baby's or mother's needs.

San Jose Del Monte FC vs Marikina United FC (2-0)

Last Saturday, the match between Marikina United FC and San Jose Del Monte FC was held at Xavier School, organized by NCRFA Terry Razon Copa Filipina (Third Division) tournament. The match began at 10:00 AM and I started for our football club and was positioned at the right as a fullback. 

(Game officials expecting the player's uniforms)

The first goal was from San Jose Del Monte FC through a free kick during the first half. A few minutes after, another goal was made by the same club after an unsuccessful stop by one of our defenders and the ball was picked up by the other club's striker, getting a one-on-one with our keeper. 

(Starting line up for Marikina United FC in their match vs San Jose Del Monte FC)

At half time, the score was 2-0 and possession was about 65% San Jose Del Monte FC and 35% Marikina United FC. But during the second half, both teams were scoreless and possession was about 70% MarU and 30% SJDM FC.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Wholesome Entertainment Site

If you are looking for Christian videos, music, movies, toys and games, check out NestEntertainment.com. This is an online store for Christian gift items. Their web site has search links by categories, by keyword and they have a link for bargains in their online store. For wholesome entertainment, visit this web site, search and purchase what you need for your family.

NCRFA Terry Razon Copa Filipina Dec 6 Results

Below are the results of the NCRFA Terry Razon Copa Filipina (Third Division) Dec 6 football matches:

Saturday, December 6, 2008 (Matchday 7)
Venue: De La Salle Santiago Zobel

10:00 AM match - De La Salle Zobel (8) vs Marikina United FC 3 (1)

1:00 PM match - Univ. of Perpetual Help System Dalta (6) vs Manila Football Alliance (1)

3:00 PM match - UST High School (3) vs PAGCOR FC (3)

Venue: Ateneo De Manila Field #1

1:00 PM match - UST AB FC (0) vs San Jose del Monte FC (11)

3:00 PM match - Claret Alumni FC (3) vs Masbate FC (4)

Venue: Ateneo De Manila Field #2

1:00 PM match - Manila Football Alliance (3) vs Laos FC (1)

3:00 PM match - Malayan High School of Science (0) vs Aviation FC (4)

Gearing Up For Our Fourth Match This Season

As we approach our fourth match for the NCRFA Terry Razon Copa Filipina Third Division tournament, we are making adjustments on our tactics and individual roles. We are encouraging our other team mates who are members of the wine of the month club to start focusing on the game by practicing more instead of spending time just going out and celebrating and drinking. We have won two of our last three games and intend to win our fourth so as not to be removed from the top five spot. Our next match is on Satuday, 10 AM against San Jose Del Monte FC and will be held at Xavier School.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

NCRFA Terry Razon Copa Filipina December 1 Results

Below are the results of the NCRFA Terry Razon Copa Filipina (Third Division) Dec 1 football matches:

Monday, December 1, 2008 (Matchday 6)
Venue: Xavier School

8:00 AM match - Masbate FC (9) vs Univ. of Perpetual Help System Dalta (3)

10:00 AM match - Malayan High School of Science (0) vs Manila Football Alliance (6)

1:00 PM match - De La Salle Zobel (2) vs Nomads FC 3 (4)

3:00 PM match - Xavier FC (0) vs Marikina United FC (6)

NCRFA Terry Razon Copa Filipina Nov 30 Results

Below are the results of the NCRFA Terry Razon Copa Filipina (Third Division) Nov 30 football matches:

Sunday, November 30, 2008 (Matchday 5)
Venue: Ateneo de Manila University Field #2

1:00 PM match - Aviation FC (1) vs UST High School (1)

Venue: Ateneo de Manila University Field #1

1:00 PM match - Claret FC (5) vs UST AB FC (0)

NCRFA Terry Razon Copa Filipina Postponed Nov 22 Results

Below are the results of the NCRFA Terry Razon Copa Filipina (Third Division) Nov. 22 postponed football matches:

Venue: De La Salle Santiago Zobel

De La Salle Zobel (2) vs Laos FC (4)

Aviation FC (1) vs San Jose Del Monte FC (4)

UP Laya FC (3) vs PAGCOR FC (10)

Claret Alumni FC (6) vs Malayan High School of Science (0)

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Arsenal Win vs Chelsea (1-2) In Their Up and Down Season

Arsenal's shaky season is in the ascendancy again after Robin van Persie struck twice in three second-half minutes to stun Premier League leaders Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Johan Djourou turned Jose Bosingwa's cross into their goal in the 31st minute to give Chelsea the lead as Arsenal's title challenge looked to be in danger of suffering a potentially fatal blow. And then, with Chelsea the dominant force, Van Persie delivered two crucial blows to earn Arsene Wenger's side a priceless win.

Videos of the goals of the match can be viewed below.

1-0 Johan Djourou 31"

1-1 Robin Van Persie 59"

1-2 Robin Van Persie 62"

Liverpool Wins 1-0 vs Marseille Unconvincingly

Steven Gerrard's 23 minute goal sent Liverpool into the Champions League knockout stage with an unconvincing win against Marseille at Anfield. Gerrard headed in at the far post from a cross by Xabi Alonso during the first half. It was the highlight of a poor Liverpool display, with Marseille dominating possession for long periods.

Taye Taiwo had a long-range shot turned on to the post by keeper Pepe Reina before the break, and Liverpool's keeper also saved superbly from Hatem Ben Arfa. Liverpool now enter their final game of this section battling with Atletico Madrid to finish top of Group D.

The video of Gerrard's goal can be viewed below.

1-0 Steven Gerrard 23"

Friday, December 5, 2008

Open Sports Partners With Rodman

In Europe and majority of the world, football or soccer is the very popular. But in certain countries like the Philippines, basketball is what’s popular. I play basketball too even though football is really my favorite sport to watch and play.

There was a time that I really enjoyed watching basketball. It was during Larry Bird and Magic Johnson’s time. This was the time that I started to notice the young Michael Jordan who eventually led the Chicago Bulls to multiple championships in the NBA. But the credit doesn’t belong to him alone because there are other players who did well during the Bulls’ reign in the 90’s. Dennis “The Worm” rodman was one of them.

Also known as “Dennis the Menace”, he captured the lime lights with his hair styles, attitude, his athleticism and great defense. Now, he partners with OpenSports.com to share his knowledge of basketball through self-written blog entries, video logs and participation in interviews with different sports personalities on and off-line. Throughout the season, “The Worm” will offer game predictions, commentary and analysis. He will also interact with fans online and in person at different live sporting events.

This was based on the press release at prweb.com/releases/2008/11/prweb1630124.htm. I think that this partnership will add a unique approach to basketball.


Thursday, December 4, 2008

An Update On Eduardo da Silva's Return from Injury

As reported last November 20, Eduardo has taken a significant step towards his long-awaited first-team comeback last week.

Eduardo da Silva has not played since breaking his leg and dislocating his ankle during a Premier League game at Birmingham City on February 23. Now, after surgery and a long rehabilitation, Eduardo has rejoined his team-mates on the training pitch.

"Eduardo is doing very well and is one week away from joining in training,” confirmed Arsène Wenger at a pre-match press conference two weeks ago.

The Arsenal manager discussed Eduardo's timetable for a first-team return in his exclusive interview with Arsenal TV Online.

Eduardo Da Silva's picture taken November 22 during the Manchester City 3-0 Arsenal match

Training Cancelled

Tonight we were supposed to have a scheduled training at Marikina Sports Park but it did not push through due to lack of budget. We need to rent the football field for us to be able to use it and it is difficult to practice plays and basic routines without any outdoor lighting.

Our next scheduled match is on Saturday, 10 AM against La Salle Zobel. Our club is still trying to come up with enough available football players on Saturday so as not to default the match.

Video of Cristiano Ronaldo's Handball (Manchester City 0-1 Manchester United)

Cristiano Ronaldo's excuse when he inexplicably handled the ball was he 'was trying to protect his face'. What can you say about that? Anyway, below are pictures of Cristiano Ronaldo's handball.

Cristiano Ronaldo jumped higher than most of the players around but he handled the ball

A picture of Ronaldo's handball zoomed in (pictures courtesy of bbc.co.uk)

The video of Cristiano Ronaldo's handball in the Manchester City (0-1) Manchester United match

Manchester City 0-1 Manchester United, Ronaldo Sent Off

Cristiano Ronaldo was sent off as Wayne Rooney's 100th club goal was enough to give Manchester United a victory. The Red Devils were dominant early on but Manchester City came closest to scoring when Stephen Ireland's shot grazed a post. Rooney followed up Michael Carrick's shot to break the ice before Ronaldo was sent off for a second booking after inexplicably handling.

The video clip of the goal can be viewed below.

0-1 Wayne Rooney 42"