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Dream Team

Hi all I know it's been awhile since my last blog but I had to share my Dream team:

Tell me what youthink and share some of your dream teams with me.

And heres a picture I also I had to share. It's a mixture of Lionel Messi and Ronaldinho. Pretty weird eh?

Cristianao ronaldo free kick technique

Cristiano Ronaldo is probably one of the most popular and recognizable footballers around today. Maybe being worth 80 million Euros, playing for the mighty Manchester United and having almost worldwide celebrity status fuel his popularity. He often gets criticized for being cocky or full of his self but if you were worth 80 million Euros you'd be too. I like his playing ability and he's got so much flair Brazilians get dizzy watching him lol. But one there is one thing about him I don't like: His free kick technique. Now it's really not in my nature to be overly critical of footballers or humans in general, but I just don't understand his free kick technique.His whole body is bent forward compared to Beckhams relaxed follow through. Roberto Baggio, David Beckham: and Juninho: probably some of the greatest free kickers to ever grace the spot DON'T take free kicks like Cristiano Ronaldo. Juninho's technique is similar but He has more control than Ronaldo. Watch the Baggio video at pay attention at 0:06. The ball is lifted over the wall and curves into the net. All though this type of free kick does not have much power the placement of the shot makes power unnecessary. But when Cristiano Ronaldo takes free kicks instead of shooting with the inside of his foot for a more controlled shot the just hammers them in with his laces. I don't like this particular waybecause laces shots are extremely unpredictable and take skill and hours of practice. But Juninho is the Master of this type of free kick. See, Juninho is able to kick a free kick with extreme power and freighting accuracy. Juninho kicks with the knuckle ball technique. The ball doesn't spin in stays still in mid air. Even though it's kicked with such power it's all most DEFIES logic because the ball is moving so quickly but it still gets over the wall. C. Ronaldo has nearly mastered the knuckle ball but if you ask me Juninho will always be the master. Maybe this proves that C. Ronaldo is so skilled he is able to control a very difficult shot. Or maybe he does not have the control to perform a placed shot?

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I need some help

I always said how I love to do a player profile where I talk about a soccer player's career, life and playing style in EXTREME detail. I know exactly what to talk about but I really don't who to talk about. There are so many natural and technically gifted players in the word I can't just start with one. I really don't who to pick. This is why I need your help. Pleas name some the players you think deservers a little more time in the spotlight Regardless of age, position or nationality I will try and cover them. I was thinking of maybe talking about Diego Milito or Diego Forlan those two are some of the most unrated strikers out there. Cause I am honestly getting tired of people praising Messi,Torres.C Ronaldon and Ronaldinho . Don't get me wrong these guys are fantastic players but there are's soo much OTHER talent out there just waiting to be discovered

Poor Pepe

So there I was watching Liverpool vs Arsenal. I was really rooting for Liverpool but things didn't look too great for them. Even though Liverpool had a goal from Ngog's beautiful break away things still looked bleak. Joe ColeJoe Cole;(L) Liverpool's newly signed midfielder from Chelsea was red carded after a clumsy tackle on Laurent Koscielny in the first half. I think he was trying to keep the ball in from going out but the Reff thought it was intentional. So Liverpool were down to ten men for the whole second half. I was thinking this will be Arsenal win. Arsenal was applying pressure but for some reason they did not score. They were making the chances but no one was taking them. MaybeWenger Arsène Wenger's (below) very youthful side is a little too inexperienced cause I felt that they were scared to take their chances in fear of making a mistake. They had possession at times but no one was using it. Then the worst possible thing happened. Liverpool goal keeper Pepe Reina misjudged Rosicky's cross. And the ball is bundled against the post. As it comes back, Reina looks to catch it but fumbles the ball into his own net. I cried out in utter disgust. Arsenal had a huge advantage for the whole second half they do nothing but the game ends in a tie. Better than Arsenal winning though. Sorry to all the Arsenal fans out there. Arsenal did not deserve that goal. But you have to feel sorry for Pepe he tried so hard to keep that ball out. You can't help but think "Poor Pepe". On a more positive note Manchester Untied annihilated Newcastle 3-0 Berbatov, Fletcher and even Ryan GIggs managed to score goals. Rooney in still remains goalless.:( But hey Chicharito(below) got play!

Chicharito STFU lol

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I could not believe my eyes.

And so it begins the start of Barclays Premier league. BlackPool vs. Wigan Athletic, I honesty was not excited cause I knew Wigan was going to win. And you can't blame me for assuming so. BlackPool; a newly promoted team who lost to Wigan 7 times of the 11 times they met. Even Black Pool's own manager Ian HollowayMr.Hopefull Ian Holloway! (L) did not have confidence in his own team. "This squad is worse than the one I had last year" was what he said. I would say Black Pool where definitely the underdogs. But at the sixteenth minute I ate my words. You know those sports movies where the rag-tag team of players win despite all the odds? This game was like that. Black Pool played with such passion talent and vigor. They attacked when they needed and to and counter attacked when they had to. And their defending was superb. If you didn't know much about Soccer you would have thought BlackPool was a five star team. GaryGary Taylor Fletcher (#12) (R)hammered in a beautiful goal from Harewood's intelligent pass. Everything was so unbelievable. Before the Wigan defenders could collect them selves a flood of tangerine shirts were in the 6 yard box. The final score of the game was 4 BlackPool Wigan 0. The goals flowed in like water because Black Pool played like a tight and precise game of Football. The next two goals were scored by Marlon Harewood. Now Harewood has only been on the team for 4 days and the match against Wigan was his debut. He scored to goals on his depute talk about fitting in. lol. And now the goal that impressed me the most was the Alex Baptise's(Below) shot from out side the 18 yard box.Baptist Celebrating his thunderous goal Baptise meant for this to be a cross not a shot but I know he didn't regret it when he saw it going in.This was the about time when all of Wigan fans left the stadium.Literally thousands of dissapointed Wigan fans just left. It's an image I'll never forget. You know you're playing badly when all of die hard supporters just leave. lol. All in all Black Pool really impressed and if they continue to play like this I see them I see them finishing on top of the Barclays Premier League. So now I have another team to root for, along with the mighty Manchester United! Lol

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Free Writing!

Hey all Dan here, How about we take a break from soccer huh?.I wanted to show you guys some freewriting. freewriting is when you don't think about spelling mistakes or grammer all you do is write for 5 or ten minutes non stop. I heared that this is what make elemetry School kids do. LOL I'm pretty childish so no wonder I liked it so much. I posted this on the Writers Union board it's a pretty cool union. I like free writing it cause it gives me story ideas and it's intersting to see how my twisted mind works! lol and I always feel relaxed after I do it. So yeah these are the Free writing rules:

Give yourself a time limit. Write for one or ten or twenty minutes, and then stop.

Keep your hand moving until the time is up. Do not pause to stare into space or to read what you've written. Write quickly but not in a hurry.

Pay no attention to grammar, spelling, punctuation, neatness, or **** Nobody else needs to read what you produce here. The correctness and quality of what you write do not matter; the act of writing does.

If you get off the topic or run out of ideas, keep writing anyway. If necessary, write nonsense or whatever comes into your head, or simply scribble: anything to keep the hand moving.

If you feel bored or uncomfortable as you're writing, ask yourself what's bothering you and write about that.

When the time is up, look over what you've written, and mark passages that contain ideas or phrases that might be worth keeping or elaborating on in a subsequent free-writing session.

Sounds weird right but don't worry you get used to it after a while and becomes a lot of fun. K those are the rules and heres what I came up with:

Hear My Cry

Everything happens for a reason and there is a reason for everything. In this life we always assume things about others with out really knowing them this is mankind's biggest flaw. This is why men ruin corrupt and destroy. People fear what they don't understand. Because f the ignorance of other this twisted society will fall. And what we consider normal will no longer be normal. What is normal anyway? Is being normal doing what everyone else does and following the pack. The society that we live in limits originality. It limits freedom. Everything is predetermined. There no way for you stand up for what you belive in because in this society you will always be judged. Those who you claim to love will judge you question you exile you for doing what you belive is right, If you have every felt like a exile like an outcast like you don't belong any where please hear my cry.

Wow. I didn't want to sound like a bitter old man. lol . Please feel free to commet on my work or post your own free writing. So that's what I came up with what do you think?

Would YOU say no to 25 million? UPDATE

Do you know why I love the world cup? It's a chance for young aspiring players to prove them selves on the world stage. And there is nothing like going to the world cup to represent your country. This world cup was filled of surprises. Those who you didn't expect to perform well did, and those who you expect to perform VERY well didn't. *Cough*Cristiano Ronaldo, *Cough* Wayne Rooney. Another shock for was the absence of Ronaldinho. If you know any about soccer you'd know that Ronaldinho is an all round amazing player. He's able to effortlessly dribble past defenders and his free kick skills are legendary. But the Brazilian Coach Dunga(Bottem Left) did not put him on Brazil's starting 11. I don't know the story but I'm glad Dunga was sacked right after the world cup. I mean how dumb can you be to say no to this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QlLZuehOQA .

Dunga The Idiot Joachim Lowe

I didn't even like Dunga's more Defensive Brazil squad. I guess I just miss the old the Brazil with Ronaldo, Adriano and Roberto Carlos. Ahh that's the brazil I know. But life is change and that's the nature of Soccer; out with the old and in with the new. Brazil performed well but Joachim Lowe's(Right) youthful German squad really shined. Form their passing to there tactical awareness you would think that these young Germans played together for years. But one of the German Players who caught my was Mesut Ozil:

Mesut Ozil a half German half Turkish midfielder gave a wonderful performance at the 2010 World cup. He showed his play making and scoring skills. When I saw the pace and timing of his runs I knew that he was something special. His performance was so impressive some big name clubs are now showing an interest in the 21 year old. Clubs like Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal, Chelsea, Barcelona and even Real Madrid have reportedly offered 25 million to the midfielder. However Ozil said he is not going to leave his current team Werder Bremen until his contract is expired., (I can't pronounce it either don't worry lol) When I first heard about this story I thought Ozil was a fool. I would have jumped on the chance if such big name teams where offering me obscene amounts of cash. I mean 25 million Euros!!! But we must understand Ozil's reasoning, He can't be sure if he'll even get time on the pitch if he goes to say Manchester United. But a Werder Bremen Ozil is guaranteed play time, and he must have formed a close relationships with his teammates at Werder. Ozil is only 21 so he still has a very longer career ahead of him. What do you think?

Mesut Ozil

Here's a video of Ozil's goal against Ghana in the world cup: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oqDfsKZzS

Well that's it I hope you liked my blog.

UPDATE: Mesut Ozil has signed with Real Madrid for 18 million euros :(. I'm heart broken.:http://sports.yahoo.com/soccer/blog/sow_experts/post/Jose-Mourinho-knows-he-got-Ozil-on-the-cheap?urn=sow-263399

Tevez's Offside Goal

Well I know the world cup is long over but I can't help but reminisce. And I am really gonna miss the Vuvuzelas. They really didn't annoy me for some strange reason. This was probably one of the most controversial goals of the world cup. For those of you who are not familiar with soccer offside is when the striker is too far ahead of the game-play. For-example if a forward is too far behind of the defense men and no defender is in front of him he will be deemed offside. Even a lot of professional soccer players have trouble bending their runs and timing them. But a lot of teams use a tactic called the offside trap. This is when the defenders move a few feet forward to catch the forward or fowards offside. Now there a video of Tevez's Offside goal.

Tevez Offside Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaAHCNS7VkQ

My theroy is the reff assumed that messi's first shot would have gone in anyway. Still don' think he was offside? check out this pic.

Tevez Offside

Now here's a video of me playing Fifa 08. I was playing with the offside rule OFF so this goal was allowed. But if player did this in a real game he would be Wayyyyy offside. And the goal would not count. Here's the video: [video=JyYxnjD85bMOuzLb]

Still confused about the offside rule? Check this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRPra3sHdPM

Well that's it thanks for reading for first ever Blog!! I hope you commet! lol