Hear the Immigrant Song By Trent Reznor (Audio)

Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross with Yeah Yeah yeah’s singer Karen O has covered the Led Zeppelin cult classic ‘Immigrant Song’. All you fine folks can check out the song (audio) below. The song is for the movie, ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ directed by David Fincher.

Tis brilliant.

Check out the trailer for ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ 

Martin O’Neill is the New Sunderland Manager

According to BBC Sport, ex Aston Villa manager Martin O’Neill has agreed terms to become the new manager of Sunderland football club. Sunderland had sacked Steve Bruce from the same position due to the dismal performances of the club in the recent times.

The Black Cats are lying in the lowly 16th position after a wonderful 2010 – 11 season.

Martin O’Neill has been attached to every single position in the Premier League after he left Aston Villa. But it seems now that, finally, a decision has been made.

It could very much turn out to be a good move by Sunderland, as Martin O’Neill has a reputation of being a no nonsense manager. He turned the fortunes of Aston Villa around when he was in charge.

Source: BBC Sport

 

Liverpool Mid fileder Lucas Out for the Rest of the Season

Bad bad news for Liverpool as their rock in the midfield Lucas Leiva will not take any more part in the remainder of the season. Lucas was injured in the Carling Cup win against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. He was carried off in a stretcher after injuring his knee.

The club said, “The Brazil international will undergo surgery and unfortunately be ruled out for the remainder of the current campaign.”

This is a big blow for Liverpool as they had just started to look promising after back to back wins against Chelsea. Liverpool have recalled Jonjo Shelvey from Blackpool. Shelvey was sent on loan to Blackpool before the start of the season.

Lucas had been super impressive for the last two seasons and his performance in the draw against Manchester City was one of the few examples of how good the Brazilian had been for the Reds.

Liverpool do have Jay Spearing who can handle the same position as Lucas, as a holding mid fielder. But now they need their captain fantastic Steven Gerard more than ever, as Liverpool cannot afford to lose the tempo they had just started to build.

 

 

FIFA FIFPro World XI 2011 – 55 Players Shortlisted, Spain Dominates the List

Spain dominates the FIFA FIFPro World XI 2011 nominations with 12 players. Brazil has got 8 players, 5 players from Germany and England, 4 from Portugal and 3 each from France, Italy and Holland.

In terms of Football leagues, La Liga dominated the nominations with 22 players from Spain’s top flight. English Premier League received have 18 of their players and Serie A received 9 nominations.

Shortlisted players: 

Goalkeepers: Gianluigi Buffon (Italy, Juventus), Iker Casillas (Spain, Real Madrid), Manuel Neuer (Germany, Bayern Munich), Víctor Valdes (Spain, Barcelona), Edwin van der Sar (Netherlands, retired, formerly Manchester United).

Defenders: Eric Abidal (France, Barcelona), Dani Alves (Brazil, Barcelona), Ricardo Carvalho (Portugal, Real Madrid), Ashley Cole (England, Chelsea), Patrice Evra (France, Manchester United), Rio Ferdinand (England, Manchester United), Vincent Kompany (Belgium, Manchester City), Philipp Lahm (Germany, Bayern Munich), Lucio (Brazil, Internazionale), David Luiz (Brazil, Chelsea), Maicon (Brazil, Internazionale), Marcelo (Brazil, Real Madrid), Alessandro Nesta (Italy, AC Milan), Pepe (Portugal, Real Madrid), Gerard Piqué (Spain, Barcelona), Carles Puyol (Spain, Barcelona), Sergio Ramos (Spain, Real Madrid), Thiago Silva (Brazil, AC Milan), John Terry (England, Chelsea), Nemanja Vidic (Serbia, Manchester United).

Midfielders: Xabi Alonso (Spain, Real Madrid), Gareth Bale (Wales, Tottenham Hotspur), Sergio Busquets (Spain, Barcelona), Cesc Fabregas (Spain, Barcelona), Andres Iniesta (Spain, Barcelona), Kaka (Brazil, Real Madrid), Frank Lampard (England, Chelsea), Nani (Portugal, Manchester United), Mesut Ozil (Germany, Real Madrid), Andrea Pirlo (Italy, Juventus), Bastian Schweinsteiger (Germany, Bayern Munich), David Silva (Spain, Manchester City), Wesley Sneijder (Netherlands, Internazionale), Yaya Toure (Côte d’Ivoire, Manchester City), Xavi (Spain, Barcelona).

Forwards: Sergio Aguero (Argentina, Manchester City), Karim Benzema (France, Real Madrid), Edinson Cavani (Uruguay, Napoli), Didier Drogba (Côte d’Ivoire, Chelsea), Samuel Eto’o (Cameroon, Anzhi), Radamel Falcao (Colombia, Atletico Madrid), Mario Gomez (Germany, Bayern Munich), Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Sweden, AC Milan), Lionel Messi (Argentina, Barcelona), Neymar (Brazil, Santos), Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal, Real Madrid), Wayne Rooney (England, Manchester Utd), Luis Suarez (Uruguay, Liverpool), Robin van Persie (Netherlands, Arsenal), David Villa (Spain, Barcelona).

Source: FIFA.com

 

 

Blog: Can Manchester United Get Themselves Up From Their Recent Slump?

Glenn Murray strike in the extra time sent Manchester United packing home in the Carling Cup. They won’t take any further part in the Carling Cup. More than the result, the performance of the Red Devils was main talking point. They looked out of sorts throughout the match and Crystal Palace were the deserved winners. Do not forget the fact that United were playing at home at Old Trafford. A fortress of sorts.

So much so that Sir Alex Ferguson admitted that it was not a Manchester United performance and apologized to the fans. He also pointed at the fact that their were nine international players for United but the performance on the pitch was not expected by all and sundry.

For most of the clubs in the whole of the World, the recent run of results would not possess any kind of real problem. But when it’s Manchester United, its bad. The club is synonymous with quality. Their style of play, alone, has made a lot of fans across the globe.

After the 6 goals drubbing by their noisy neighbors, this is only their second loss. Manchester United have had a couple of draws against Newcastle United at home and against Basel in the Champions League, at home too.

Somewhere the flair they showed against Arsenal has gone missing. Nobody expects them to beat every team by a margin of 6 goals but none expect their game to go down so drastically as seen against Crystal Palace.

Their chances of toppling Manchester City from being the league leaders look very slim. And the very same fact makes it arduous for every Manchester United fan. The players have to get their head in the right places. The loss against Crystal Palace has to be wake up call for everyone at the club.

The point is that for Manchester United to achieve any trophy this season, they will have to improve a lot RIGHT NOW. The game against Aston Villa is absolutely crucial in this regard. United need to get their game going in a positive way otherwise this season can go trophy less.