Harry Redknapp Faces Trial For Tax Evasion

It looks like Spurs boss Harry Redknapp is having a really torrid time. First it was his health and now he would have to face trial next year in Jan 2012 for charges of cheating public revenue during his time as Portsmouth boss. At least Spurs are doing well in the Premier League and steadily climbing up the points table. Otherwise this phase could have taken a serious toll at Harry Redknapp.

Both Redknapp and former Portsmouth Chairman Milan Mandaric will have to go on trial January next year in London. The charges are pretty serious to say the least. Both the persons are reported to be jointly accused on two accounts of cheating public revenue. These allegation date back from 2002 to 2007, when both the persons were at the topmost levels at Portsmouth.

The first allegation is that Milan Mandaric paid Harry Redknapp a sum of 145,000 USD. The money was subsequently transferred to bank account in Monaco to avoid paying insurance and income tax. Apparently Harry is accused of the fact that he opened the account for the same purpose only.

The second allegation against the second payment in the same bank account. The amount is supposedly 150,000 USD. Both the men accused have denied the charges for the same and the trial is suppose to take place next year in London and it is suppose to last at least two weeks.

Harry Redknapp, of course, tipped to be the next England manager after Fabio Capello resigns. This comes as a serious blow to his image and will want to clear his name of any allegations relating to cheating public revenue.

 

 

 

Video – Uruguay vs Chile 4 – 0 Highlights, Luis Suarez Goals

If you just can’t get enough of Luis Suarez of Liverpool. Here is treat for all you people. Luis Suarez scored all four goals for Uruguay in the match against Chile in the third round of the South American qualifiers for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

The Anfield striker scored two goals in each half for his country.

Check out the video of match and all the Luis Suarez goals.

 

Black Sabbath Reunites, New Album, World Tour | 11.11.11 Announcement

F@#k yeah !!!!

Black Sabbath will give us a new album next year in 2012. Just making it sure. The band has reunited, again, to give us mere mortals a doze of the doomiest sounds you will hear. Black Sabbath will headline the 2012 Download festival and follow it up with a world tour, the official site posted.

Everyone was waiting for this news since they said their is a big announcement on 11 Nov 11 (11.11.11), apparently the World Metal Day.

But the biggest news is definitely the new album. It has been a long time coming and its finally happening. The new album will be produced by Rick Rubin, which is absolutely tits. Rick Rubin is famous for a lot of albums and a crazy sound. We will give you an example of a rare gem by him. Check out the unreleased album The Great Divide by Unida to listen to Rick Rubin’s master signature.

 


We here at Thick Accent just hope that the Worldwide tour includes a small country called as India. Please, pwetty pwlease.

Source: www.blacksabbath.com

Coldplay to Rock Arsenal, Sunderland, Manchester City Stadiums

English rock band Coldplay will hit football stadium across United Kingdom in support of their new album ‘Mylo Xyloto’. Coldplay are one of the biggest rock acts of recent times selling more than 50 million records worldwide.

The tour will kick off on May 29 at the Coventry City football club stadium, the Ricoh Arena. Then it will move on to the Emirates stadium, where the band will play 1st & 2nd June. All Arsenal fans can buy the ticket a day before the tickets go on sale for everyone.

Sunderland’s Stadium of Light will be the next venue of the tour where the band will hit on 7th June. And the tour will end at Manchester City’s Etihad stadium on 9th June.

Coldplay Mylo Xyloto Tour Dates

Coventry City, Ricoh Arena – 29 May 12
Arsenal, Emirates Stadium – 1 Jun 12 & 2 Jun 12
Sunderland, Stadium of Light – 7 Jun 12
Manchester City, Etihad Stadium – 9 Jun 12

The tickets go on sale on 18 Nov 11.

Following sites can be used to purchase tickets online:

www.ticketmaster.co.uk
www.coldplay.com
www.ticketfactory.com
 

 

Barcelona Eyeing Gareth Bale as Eric Abidal Replacement?

 

Gareth Bale
Gareth Bale

 

According to reports, Barcelona are eyeing Tottenham Hotspur winger Gareth Bale as a possible replacement of Eric Abidal. The reports suggested that Chief Scout of Barcelona football club Albert Valentine was present at the game between Fulham and Tottenham Hotspur at Craven Cottage last Saturday. Spurs won the away match 3-1. Gareth bale opened the scoring in the 10th minute and also assisted in the Aaron Lennon goal.

Reports suggest that Barcelona are ready to put forward a transfer request for the Welsh winger in the nest transfer window and the amount could be a shopping 35 million pounds.

Now, the question is whether Tottenham Hotspur would be willing to sell their much adored player even for that big amount? Well, the answer is that it is highly unlikely that they would. Spurs already showed in the previous summer transfer window that they will hold on to their prized asset for any price offered by any club. The best example being that of Luka Modric where Spurs held onto the midfielder even when Chelsea came down to them with 40 million pound offer.

Another reason is that Bale has been at his successful best while playing at the wing and not at the full back position. The clear example of which is his hat-trick against Inter Milan in San Siro in the Champions League. He tore apart the Inter defence, which is otherwise extremely solid.

But Barcelona do have a very good transfer record and eventually get the player they want as seen with Cesc Fabregas.

John Arne Riise, recently called Gareth Bale as the best left winger in the World. And it has to be taken seriously when it comes from a player who was one of the best left backs himself with Liverpool.

 

 

Mike Ashley Renames St. James’ Park as SportsDirect Arena

Newcastle United’s home stadium St. James’ Park has been renamed as SportsDirect Arena. Yes, it is (Sports Direct) is the same retailer brand which Mike Ashley owns. So financially this move isn’t worth much for the club but it was never suppose to be. The name changing move is to lure potential buyers for the naming rights of the stadium and finding a new shirt sponsor as well.

But while doing so, Mike Ashley has broken a 119 year old tradition with this. And fans of the club will be furious with this decision. While it seems that the fans of Newcastle United have gotten over the selling of Andy Carroll, a local hero and sacking of their inspirational coach Chris Hughton, who got them back in to the top flight of English football. The change of name from St James’ Park to SportsDirect arena is going to take some to heal.

But the question is, whether Mike Ashely is completely wrong in doing this supposedly heinous crime. Well the answer is no, because these are hard times for a Football club, economically that is. Newcastle United has done brilliantly this season and sit on the third spot. And the owner, looks like, wants to capitalize from this situation to make the club more strong. if they do, indeed find a new stadium naming rights partner, then it would certainly mean that present manager will have more funds to buy quality players this January or the next summer.

Newcastle United’s managing director Derek Llambias had following to say in the matter:

To grow sustainably and allow us to invest in our future, we will need to rely increasingly heavily on commercial income. These are very difficult economic times and the board have a responsibility to maximise all revenue streams for the benefit of the club.”

“Stadium rebranding offers a lucrative way for clubs to secure significant additional income. When we initially launched our plans at the end of 2009, we invited sponsors to attach their brand to that of St James’ Park.”

“However, it has become clear that in order to make the proposition as commercially attractive as possible, a potential sponsor must be given the opportunity to fully rebrand the stadium.”

“Naming the stadium the Sports Direct Arena helps up to showcase the opportunity to interested parties,”

Llambias added  “We are now actively seeking a long-term sponsor wishing to acquire full naming rights for the stadium.”

“Our shirt sponsorship deal with Northern Rock will also expire at the end of this season, which presents would-be sponsors with the opportunity to acquire both the naming rights and shirt sponsorship deals.”

 

 

FIFA African Player of the Year 2011 Nominees List

Ivory Coast trio from the Barclays Premier League, namely Yaya Toure, Gervinho & Didier Drogba,  head the list of the 2011 FIFA African Player of the year award.

Last year winner Samuel Eto’o is on the list as well.

FIFA African Player of the Year 2011 Nominees List

Samuel Eto’o (Cameroon & Anzhi Makhachkala)

Yaya Toure (Ivory Coast & Manchester City)

Gervinho (Ivory Coast & Arsenal)

Didier Drogba (Ivory Coast & Chelsea)

Adel Taarabt (Morocco & QPR)

Kevin Prince Boateng (Ghana & AC Milan)

Andre Ayew (Ghana & Marseille)

Asamoah Gyan (Ghana & Sunderland)

Moussa Sow (Senegal & Lille)

Seydou Keita (Mali & Barcelona)

 

Neymar Signs New Contract with Santos

Amid ultra speculations, which has been going for quite a while now, Brazilian striker Neymar has signed a new contract with his present club Santos. The new contract seems to be a very lucrative one, the details haven’t been disclosed yet. The new contract is likely create to record for sorts as the kind of money it involves, the likes have never been heard in South American football.

Apparently Neymar signed the contract on Thursday after meeting with Santos President Luis Alvaro Oliveira. The only other person in the meeting was Neymar’s agent Wagner Ribeiro.

Neymar has been connected with a lot of big names such as Real Madrid, Barcelona, Chelsea & Manchester City. All the clubs capable of breaking any kind of money barrier, if they set their sight on some player. Neymar has been a ho commodity for some time now and the new contract is certainly bound to create ripples across the Footballing community.

But nowadays signing a new contract does not necessarily mean that the player would be their with the club throughout his tenure as  decided by his contract.

It can very well be a clever ploy from Santos to extract even more money than they had earlier planned. Or maybe they value the strike too much and don’t want him to leave. Nothing could be said right now but this has certainly set the ball rolling in the terms of the speculation the player has created in the recent time.