September 10, 2006
Roger Federer can create history if he could win the US open for three consecutive time. No one has won this title three times in a row. He is going to face Andy Roddick in the finals of the US open and he has a better record against Roddick. All the stats shows that Federer is the hot favourite to win the title but you can never rely only on stats. Tennis is a funny game like any other sports where anyone can win on that day with a bit of luck favouring you. Moreover Roddick is a world class player and with the home crowd behind him he would not be a easy opponent for Federer. Roddick is very keen to win the title and is already feeling very confident with his improvements under his new coach Jimmy Connors. Roddick has lost 10 matches out of last 11 encounters and he hasn’t on a single match for the last six times they met. What is your view who is going to win the US Open?
September 10, 2006
Michael Schumacher the seven times world champion annouced his retirement plans that he will retire at end of this season. He announced this after a spectacular victory in the Italian Grand Prix. He has cut down the lead of Alonso to just two points. Alonso who was punished for blocking Massa in qualifying round started from 10th place but quicky came to third position before retiring due to a engine failure. This means Schumacher starts the next grand prix with just two points behind Alonso with still 30 points at stake. Michael so far not only had a great career but also entertained millions of spectators through out the world. He has the highest fan followers in the world and would be really hard to see how these people still tune in to formula one without him at the forefront. Most of the kids start liking this sport due to Schumacher and his magnificent drive, it will be really difficult for someone to take his place and have such a big fan follower. We salute Michael for achieving what he has and would wish him all the best for whatever he opts to do after the season. I always loved watching him drive and would really miss him next year. We wish he comes back to formula one as a technical director or even start his own company who can compete in formula one. What is your view on Schumacher’s retirement? Will you watch formula one next season?
August 14, 2006
Chelsea lost to Liverpool in the Community Shield by 2-1 goals. It is not the loss but the way they played the game it did not look like they are the same champios who won the Premiership twice in a row. They were no where near to match fitness and they were not passing the balls like world class team and they were not creating enough chances to score goals. The new signing Ballack limped up from the field that is another worry for Jose. But the worst thing is all the team are so determined to defeat Chelsea it will take too much of effort from and each and every Chelsea player to win the title for the third time. I know Chelsea have some world class players but does big players win trophies if that was true than Real Madrid would have won all the trophies. So let Jose teach the guys the basics of football and tell his players to get to wining habit soon or else it will be too late. This loss against Liverpool will be a begining to an end of Chelsea’s dream run, many teams would wish that could happend but I know Chelsea will fight back and start wining matches and will win the Premiership title for the third time in a row and will do well in the Championship as well.
August 12, 2006
Andy Murray the British No 1 has so far had a good tournament under the new coach. He has won 7 out of 8 matches he has played under his new coach. This is the first time he has reached the Semi Finals in any masters tournament. He is playing really well and he has defeated some top players in his run to the last four. Andy Murray reaches his first Masters semi-final with a 6-4 6-7 (0-7) 6-3 win over Jarkko Nieminen in Toronto. The Scot showed more ambition than his opponent when it mattered most and produced a string of fine winners when given very little margin for error. He will next face Richard Gasquet in the last four, after the Frenchman brushed aside 13th seed Tomas Berdych 6-4 6-1. I think this young Scot has the potential to be a great player and is really making an effort to be one. He might face federer in the Final if Federer also wins his semi final match. The entire British fans would wish him all the luck for his future endaveours. He is a hard working and really a talented player and will definitely acheive more success in future.
August 11, 2006
David Beckham quit as captain after England’s World Cup exit in July but insisted he wanted to continue playing. But the new manager Steve McClaren thought otherwise he wanted to start his new carrer with a clin note and wanted to do things differently. though he considers Beckham as a great world class player but he does not see him in the squad at the current time. He made it clear that it is still not end of Beckham era as he has not closed the door on Beckham and may be selected in future. Beckham said “Having spoken to Steve McClaren this week I can fully understand that a new manager should want to make his mark on the team and build towards the next World Cup. “I’m proud to have played for England for 10 years and my passion for representing my country remains as strong as ever.”
But most of the experts think that this will be farewell time for Beckham but whatever may be the case He had done a great job as a player and captain for England. He still has the respect of most of the players and fan and still has the passion for the game. Some still believe he will take this as a challenge as he had done in the past and will prove his talent with real Madrid in the coming season and show McClaren that he is still good enough to be picked up for England. We wish that he would be picked up for England and complete his century playing for England. He deserves lot of respect for his contribution to football in England and we would like a better farewell for such a great talent.
August 10, 2006
John Terry is the new captain for team England and Steven Gerrard is the new vice captain. It was anxious moment for couple of weeks for both John terry and Gerrard as they both were strong favourite for the skipper post after Beckham retired after the exit of England from World Cup. Terry begins his reign as captain in McClaren’s first match in charge, a friendly against Greece on 16 August. McClaren said that the respect that Chelsea skipper Terry commanded among his fellow professionals was behind his decision. “John has all the attributes an international captain needs – leadership, authority, courage, ability, tactical awareness and a total refusal to accept second-best,” Terry said he was delighted with the appointment. “It is the ultimate honour to be the captain of your country and I am very proud to be given this great opportunity,” . Terry was favourite to get the captainship and everyone wishes him well and all the success in his new role as England’s new captain.
August 10, 2006
Saurav Ganguly the former captain of India is in the probales for Champions Trophy. He is selected for the last 30 players and might be selected for team India. Now the real issue is not him being selected as his critics also believed that he was a great player and still has the potential to play in the team. But he was throwen out of the team because he fell out with the coach Chapel and the board. He was always believed to be close to Dalmiya and thus the selection board even hinted that he is history. They went to the length in saying that till they are in the selection board he will not be selcted to the team even he performed well. That is exactly what happened he was doing well in the domestic cricket but was not selected. But after he openly oposed Dalmiya he suddenly finds himself in the last 30 list. The most important thing is right now he is not in good form and did not have a great county season with Northampton. But the board wanted to reward him for his stabing from the back on Dalmiya. the same selection board not only short listed but are giving justification for his selection. Can we please keep politics out of sports. I am a big fan of ganguly but I would not like him to be in the team just becuase he opposed Dalmiya whom the board didn’t like. But for Ganguly he has to prove to the people of India that he is worth for his selection as a part of team India. Good luck to ganguly hope he makes a comeback and give us games he is capable.