I said in a previous post that I like to bet, not much and just for fun and I posted a five game betting ticket which surprisingly turned out to be a winner! It wasn’t a huge payout, but fortunately all five games turned out like I predicted. So this week “the betting maestro” (that’s me of course) returns with another five games for this weekend: Continue reading
Monthly Archives: April 2010
Two red cards, a lucky goal and that’s about it. Last night’s european “clash” between Bayern Munich and Olympique Lyon was a poor one, to say the least. After seeing Inter’s win against Barcelona a night before, I was hoping for another good game, but I guess that the Champions League logo flashing all over the place isn’t always a guarantee that quality football is going to take place. Don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t mongolian quality, no offense to mongolian football, but it was a level or two lower than the first semi-final.
I was expecting things to go a little bit different, silly me. Tuesday’s game Continue reading
Who would have thought at the beginning of the season, that teams like Bayern Munich or Olympique Lyon would reach the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League and teams like Manchester United, Chelsea and Real Madrid would be eliminated so early. This year’s competition is full of surprises, the latest coming from Italy, Inter defeating Barcelona last night 3-1. But tonight’s game looks more balanced, the only thing that would surprise me, but I doubt it, would be Lyon’s victory by more than a goal.
Bayern eliminated Fiorentina and Manchester United to get this far and the germans are slight favorites tonight, playing at home and being in better form, scoring 7 goals in their latest Bundesliga game against Hannover. Last time Bayern won the competition was in 2001, beating Valencia in the final. They’re in first place in the Bundesliga and they hope to win their 22nd title this year. Bayern’s boss is the experienced dutch manager Louis Van Gaal, who has won the competition with Ajax in 1995.
The underdogs are the french Continue reading
Eto’o vs. Messi, Mourinho vs. Guardiola, Moratti vs. Laporta, Italy vs. Spain and Nerazzuri vs. Blaugrana. Tonight at the Giuseppe Meazza Stadium in Milan, the UEFA Champions League semi-final between Inter, the italian champions and Barcelona, the spanish champions, is going to take place.
Two very different teams, with two different managers. Inter with Jose Mourinho, a great experienced tactician with a powerful personality, always planning every aspect of the game, never leaving anything to chance. He’s style of play isn’t always pleasant to look at, but his teams have always been efficient and hard-working. He has already been at this stage of the competition twice, once with Porto and once with Chelsea.
On the other hand Continue reading
Most of the time I love being a fantasy football manager, but there comes a time just before the gameweek starts when you have to answer a simple question, but which has a very difficult answer and furthermore is different for each manager: ‘Who will be my team’s captain?’. And then you start to analyze and to ask yourself dozens of questions, questions like does he have an easy fixture? does he have a double fixture? will he play? will he score? Continue reading
I’m not a betting fanatic(at least that’s what I think so), but every Friday I’ve made a habit of doing a little research on the football games of the weekend and choosing the ‘right’ games and betting on them. I’m doing ok, not winning big, but I have fun and that’s all that matters (yeah right). So for this weekend I’ve chosen five games for my ticket. Now let’s take a look: Continue reading
Apparently, according to some football websites, AC Milan’s manager Leonardo and vice-president Adriano Galliani have asked 41 year old Paolo Maldini, to return from retirement and come play for the last five games of the Serie A season. This unique request from Milan’s staff is due to the large number of injured defensive players in the team. Players like Kaladze, Jankulovski, Nesta , Bonera and the american Onyewu are all out injured, jeopardizing Milan’s title bid (what’s left of it).
Paolo Maldini is a legend and an icon at San Siro playing 25 seasons of his career at AC Milan and winning 26 trophies, including five UEFA Champions League Cups for the club. The man is a true and loyal rossoneri. Continue reading