Oviedo vs Real Madrid 1-5 Highlights & Goals (Video) | Pre Season

Oviedo vs Real Madrid 1-5 Highlights & Goals (Video) | Pre Season Friendly | 24 July 2012

Venue: Estadio Nuevo Carlos Tartiere (Oviedo)

Real Madrid started their pre season in style as they beat Oviedo 1-5. Quite an easy match for Jose Mourinho’s side with Angel Di Maria scoring twice to finish things off.

Goalscorers

Oviedo – Matar Diop (52nd minute)

Real Madrid – Lucas Vazquez (8th minute), Denis (39th minute), Aitor Sanz (own goal, 41st minute), Angel Di Maria (55th minute, 74th minute)

 

Watch the highlights and goals from Oviedo vs Real Madrid (1-5) match below.

 

Schalke vs AC Milan 0-1 Highlights & Goals (Video)

Schalke vs AC Milan 0-1 Highlights & Goals (Video) | Pre Season Friendly | 24 July 2012

Venue: Veltins Arena, Gelsenkirchen

AC Milan won a hard fought match against Schalke as the Italians won 1-0. The only goal of the match came from Urby Emmanuelson in the 64th minute. Schalke were brilliant in the first half but couldn’t manage to score. Allegri then brought in the changes in the second half and Milan then started to dominate more as the game progressed.

Goalscorer

AC Milan – Urby Emanuelson (64th minute)

Check out all the highlights and goals from the Schalke vs AC Milan 0-1 match below.

Latest Transfer News & Rumors | 25 July 2012, Wednesday

Catch all the latest transfer news, rumors & football gossip from around the World | 25 July 2012

All the transfer action from Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, Ligue 1…

 

Lets start things in style, check out this awesome Adidas David Beckham viral video.

 

Arsenal Transfer News

Malaga and Spain midfielder Santi Cazorla has agreed personal terms with Arsenal and is ready to join them. Both the clubs are now in talks for a £16 million move.

Full Story: Guardian

 

Manchester United Transfer News

Manchester United want to buy River Plate’s Ezequiel Cirigliano. The 20 year old Argentine could be on his way to Manchester.

Full Story: Mirror

 

Liverpool Transfer News

Liverpool has completed the transfer deal of 15 year old Brazilian wonder boyWilliam McLaren. Real name William Oliveira Souza, the youngster was about join Sao Paolo but Liverpool snapped him before it oculd happen.

Full Story: Caught Offside

 

Tottenham Transfer News

Tottenham have reportedly turned their interest in former Liverpool player Ryan Babel of Hoffenheim. Newcastle United and Swansea are also interested in the Dutchman.

Full Story: talkSPORT

 

Manchester City Transfer News

Roberto Mancini is angry at the fact that Juventus is leading the race to snap up Arsenal striker Robin Van Persie.

Full Story: The Week

 

AC Milan Transfer News

Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben could be on his way to San Siro, to strengthen the depleted AC Milan squad.

Full Story: talkSPORT

 

Other Gossip

Luka Modric has now apologized to Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy for his refusal to join the team in pre season training.

Sir Alex Ferguson revealed that he wanted to get Didier Drogba at Old Trafford this summer but Ivorian chose to go to China instead.

Russian outfit Rubin Kazan are looking to get Demba Ba from Newcastle.

Alexander Kolarov could be out of Manchester City as Inter Milan declare interest in the left back.

And Joey Barton admits that loan deal looks more like a possibility for him next season.

 

Hamburg vs Barcelona 1-2 Highlights & Goals (Video) | Pre Season

Hamburg vs Barcelona 1-2 Highlights & Goals (Video) | Pre Season Friendly | 24 July 2012

Venue: Imtech Arena, Hamburg

Barcelona started their first pre season friendly with a 2-1 win over Hamburg in Germany. It was Tito Vilanova’s first match in charge of Barcelona after taking over the reigns from Pep Guardiola.

And it was a perfect start for the Catalans as Dani Alves, the captain of Barcelona for this match, shot a screamer in the 6th minute. Check out Dani Alves goal below.

But Hamburg equalised in the 21st minute with Tolgay-Ali Arslan. Barcelona then took the lead in the 38th minute with 19 year old Gerard Deulofeu on target.

Lionel Messi missed the match as he had a calf injury in the training session before.

Goalscorers

Hamburg – Tolgay-Ali Arslan (21st minute)
Barcelona – Dani Alves (6th minute), Gerard Deulofeu (38th minute)

Starting Line up

Hamburg – Adler, Diekmeier, Bruma, Mancienne, Aogo, Westermann, Skjelbred, Arslan, Son, Jansen, Berg
Barcelona – Pinto, Adriano, Mascherano, Bartha, Alves, Sergi Roberto, Dos Santos, Afellay, Espinosa, Deulofeu, Sanchez

Check out all the highlights and goals video from the match between Hamburg vs Barcelona below. Finals scoreline 1-2.

 

Christopher Nolan’s Farewell Letter to Batman Franchise

Christopher Nolan’s Farewell Letter to Batman Franchise

 

 

Image Courtesy: batman-news.com

 

Well worth a read this, its grand. Last 3 Batman movies are grand and the farewell letter shows how much it took from all the people involved in the movie.

Read Christopher Nolan’s farewell letter to the Batman franchise below.

‘Alfred. Gordon. Lucius. Bruce . . . Wayne. Names that have come to mean so much to me. Today, I’m three weeks from saying a final good-bye to these characters and their world. It’s my son’s ninth birthday. He was born as the Tumbler was being glued together in my garage from random parts of model kits. Much time, many changes. A shift from sets where some gunplay or a helicopter were extraordinary events to working days where crowds of extras, building demolitions, or mayhem thousands of feet in the air have become familiar.

People ask if we’d always planned a trilogy. This is like being asked whether you had planned on growing up, getting married, having kids. The answer is complicated. When David and I first started cracking open Bruce’s story, we flirted with what might come after, then backed away, not wanting to look too deep into the future. I didn’t want to know everything that Bruce couldn’t; I wanted to live it with him. I told David and Jonah to put everything they knew into each film as we made it. The entire cast and crew put all they had into the first film. Nothing held back. Nothing saved for next time. They built an entire city. Then Christian and Michael and Gary and Morgan and Liam and Cillian started living in it. Christian bit off a big chunk of Bruce Wayne’s life and made it utterly compelling. He took us into a pop icon’s mind and never let us notice for an instant the fanciful nature of Bruce’s methods.

I never thought we’d do a second—how many good sequels are there? Why roll those dice? But once I knew where it would take Bruce, and when I started to see glimpses of the antagonist, it became essential. We re-assembled the team and went back to Gotham. It had changed in three years. Bigger. More real. More modern. And a new force of chaos was coming to the fore. The ultimate scary clown, as brought to terrifying life by Heath. We’d held nothing back, but there were things we hadn’t been able to do the first time out—a Batsuit with a flexible neck, shooting on Imax. And things we’d chickened out on—destroying the Batmobile, burning up the villain’s blood money to show a complete disregard for conventional motivation. We took the supposed security of a sequel as license to throw caution to the wind and headed for the darkest corners of Gotham.

I never thought we’d do a third—are there any great second sequels? But I kept wondering about the end of Bruce’s journey, and once David and I discovered it, I had to see it for myself. We had come back to what we had barely dared whisper about in those first days in my garage. We had been making a trilogy. I called everyone back together for another tour of Gotham. Four years later, it was still there. It even seemed a little cleaner, a little more polished. Wayne Manor had been rebuilt. Familiar faces were back—a little older, a little wiser . . . but not all was as it seemed.

Gotham was rotting away at its foundations. A new evil bubbling up from beneath. Bruce had thought Batman was not needed anymore, but Bruce was wrong, just as I had been wrong. The Batman had to come back. I suppose he always will.

Michael, Morgan, Gary, Cillian, Liam, Heath, Christian . . . Bale. Names that have come to mean so much to me. My time in Gotham, looking after one of the greatest and most enduring figures in pop culture, has been the most challenging and rewarding experience a filmmaker could hope for. I will miss the Batman. I like to think that he’ll miss me, but he’s never been particularly sentimental.’

Cassetteboy Returns, Mocks Boris Johnson, Hilarity Ensues (Video)

Cassetteboy Returns, Mocks Boris Johnson, Hilarity Ensues (Video)

The latest video by brilliant Casetteboy shows Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, sharing his views on the London Olympics 2012 before the opening ceremony.

The description in YouTube for the video reads as follows, ‘Fluff-headed loon Boris Johnson welcomes the world to the London Olympics.’

Fluff-headed. LOL!

Check out the video below.

 

David Beckham Pops In at Adidas #takethestage Booth for Team GB

A bunch of shopper were clearly surprised as David Beckham popped in the #takethestage booth at Westfield Stratford City. The event organised by Adidas was to support Team GB for the London Olympics 2012.

The surprise was a little too much for some of them shoppers as you will see a kid and his mother, probably, literally crying.

Check out the funny reactions in the YouTube video below.

Malaysia XI vs Arsenal 1-2 Highlights & Goals (Video) | Pre Season

Malaysia XI vs Arsenal 1-2 Highlights & Goals (Video) | Pre Season Friendly | 24 July 2012

Venue: Kuala Lumpur

Arsenal left it very late in the first game of the Asian Pre Season fixtures as the beat Malaysia XI, the final scoreline at the end of 90 minutes was 1-2 in Arsenal’s favor.

Thomas Eisfeld scored in the 87th minute and Chukwuemeka Aneke scored in the 90th minute to secure the somewhat uncomfortable win for Arsenal.

But before Arsenal’s two goals, Malaysia XI took the lead in the 45th minute with a 25 yard absolute screamer from Azmi Muslim. Malaysia XI were really on song in the first half and didn’t give Arsenal much chance. Check out that Azmi Muslim goal video below, its worth your internet speed.

Goalscorers

Malaysia XI – Azmi Muslim (45th minute)

Arsenal – Thomas Eisfeld (87th minute), Chukwuemeka Aneke (90th minute)

Check out all the highlights & goals video from 1-2 match between Malaysia XI vs Arsenal below.

 

Beijing Guoan vs Bayern Munich 0-6 Highlights & Goals (Video)

Beijing Guoan vs Bayern Munich 0-6 Highlights & Goals (Video) | Pre Season Friendly | 24 July 2012

Venue: Workers Stadium, China

 

Bayern Munich ran a little riot in China, little by their standards of course. The beat Beijing Guoan by 6 goals to nil. The first goal was somewhat of a mess as it could very well be counted as an own goal but we credit Claudio Pizarro with the goal. We like Pizarro here. Pizarro scored his second in the 44th minute. Before that Arjen Robben had put one in. Rest of the job was completed bu Thomas Muller, new boy Mario Mandzukic and Mario Gomez.

Goalscorers

Bayern Munich – Caludio Pizzaro (6th minute & 44th minute), Arjen Robben (13th minute), Thomas Muller (74th minute), Mario Mandzukic (79th minute), Mario Gomez (80th minute)

Check out all the goals & highlights video from Beijing Guoan vs Bayern Munich 0-6 pre season friendly below.

Latest Transfer News, Rumors & Gossip | 24 July 2012, Tuesday

Latest Transfer News, Rumors & Gossip | 24 July 2012, Tuesday

Catch all the latest action when it comes to transfer news, gossips & rumors in Football. All the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga transfer stories on 24.07.12.

Arsenal Transfer News

Benik Afobe, the 19 year old Arsenal striker, is open to going on a loan move again if Arsene Wenger insists. Afobe helped Reading gain the Premier League spot last season.

Full Story: Sky Sports

Manchester United Transfer News

Manchester United has agreed £26 million for the Sao Paulo player Lucas Moura. The Brazilian club has given the go ahead tot Manchester United to discuss personal terms with the player. Quite staggering indeed.

Full Story: Mirror

Manchester City Transfer News

Manchester City has renewed their interest in AS Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi. Roberto Mancini wanted to get the player last season but couldn’t.

Full Story: Metro

Liverpool Transfer News

Brendan Rodgers insists there has been no offer for defender Martin Skrtel. The Liverpool boss revealed that Skrtel will not be sold to any club.

Full Story: Telegraph

Chelsea Transfer News

Andre Schurrle has admitted that he was tempted to go to Chelsea. But will respect current club Bayer Leverkusen’s decision on his immediate future.

Full Story: Tribal Football

Tottenham Hotspur Transfer News

Tottenham Hotspur have switched their interest to Marco Boriello of AS Roma after Diego Simeone made it clear that Atletico Madrid will not sell Adrian Lopez.

Full Story: Metro

Other Football Gossip

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is furious at Luka Moadric‘s absence from pre season training and has threatened the player that he will block any transfer the player wants.

‘Death of the Rossoneri’, some ultras at Milan are agitated to the fact that so many players have left AC Milan in the summer transfer window so far.

And to sum it up we have a Mario Balotelli news. The Manchester City striker gave the biggest ever bar bill during his holidays in Ibiza.

Full Story: Mirror