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Hiddink Backward For Barca?

Hiddink Backward For Barca?

Aging Dutch coach, Guus Hiddink surprisingly resigned his position as coach of Russian club, Anzhi Makhachkala.
Since dibesut Hiddink wealthy Russian club have a competitive edge as Russia’s top division last season Anzhi three finish, but it also brought Anzhi Hiddink to the Russia Cup final.
“This decision was not easy for me, but I never told my mission in Anzhi could have ended when the club was able to grow and thrive without my participation,” he said at Anzhi’s official website.
“I’m sure the club will have a bright future and I am happy once part of a large-scale project is football,” he said.
Sir Alex Ferguson’s assistant at Manchester United, Rene Meulensteen directly specified as a successor labor Anzhi Hiddink.
The sudden resignation led to speculation that the 66-year-old man will move to Barcelona as a replacement for Tito Vilanova.
If this happens it will be one of the historical record for the past nemesis Hiddink never jasmine Barca, Real Madrid.
Previous names Gerrardo Martino coach and former Argentina captain and Barca B coach, Luis Enrique linked as a successor Vilanova.

PROFILE: Gerardo Martino, Security Safe Attractive Football Barcelona

PROFILE: Gerardo Martino, Security Safe Attractive Football Barcelona

PROFIL: Gerardo Martino, Jaminan Aman Sepakbola Atraktif Barcelona

When Tito Vilanova announced the resignation of directors Barcelona last weekend, football fans and the media instantly discuss the most appropriate figure to continue coaching sticks Camp Nou.

President Sandro Rosell, vice president Josep Maria Bartolomeu, and sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta is already pocketed the desired candidates, but perhaps no one candidate a 50-year-old named coach Gerardo Martino is emerging as a substitute Vilanova.

Tuesday (23/7), the official announcement finally launched Barcelona after the day before the appointment was busy-busy Martino Spanish media reported. Martino agreed to two-year contract at Barcelona and will bring together two staff confidence to Camp Nou, the Elvio Paolorosso and Jorge Pautasso.

Zubizarreta reportedly more comfortable if Barcelona tried to approach Luis Enrique, who are familiar with the culture of the club and never deal with Barcelona team B. However, one obstacle is Barcelona had to pay compensation of € 3 million for Enrique has just agreed a contract to train Celta Vigo. Rosell and Bartolomeu choose Martino, the man who has known Rosell since a dinner invitation on the sidelines of the World Cup three years ago. Third Barcelona officials finally agreed to negotiate and take names Martino for approval to the board of directors. Everything runs fast and as Martino departure from his home in Rosario, Argentina, the final decision was up.

Is Martino exact figures in the deal with Barcelona? Task team tackles one of the world’s best position is first trained outside Latin America. Since I started training in 1998, Martino spent five years with the Paraguay national team coached eight great achievement reaching the 2010 World Cup and the final of the Copa America 2011. Selepasnya year he moved to train club that raised him as a player, Newell’s Old Boys, before retiring this summer to look for a new challenge.

Much like when Frank Rijkaard, Pep Guardiola and Tito Vilanova was appointed as coach, Martino capacity to handle my level team Barcelona questionable. Martino warranty at least be able to compete with the Blaugrana season 2013/14 given Cesar Luis Menotti. “Do not be surprised if he hit a top. He made Newell’s as one of the team who look most attractive in Argentina”, said the coach, who also handles the Barcelona.

Martino training style is often compared to his teacher, Marcelo Bielsa. When Newell’s cruised into the final of the Copa Libertadores 1993 and then lost on penalties from Sao Paulo, Martino became the mainstay of the team’s midfield Bielsa. Martino later known as the Saxon “Bielsista” despite having a more pragmatic approach than the teacher. This is linked with Barcelona Martino. Before deciding swerved into the coach, Bielsa and Guardiola had visited them discuss the ins and outs of football for eleven hours. Guardiola impressed by the science of high-tempo pressing game and a dominant ball possession so dub Bielsa, “the best coach in the world”.

High tempo pressing game and ball control also characterizes coaching Martino. Only, the coach who is familiarly called “Tata” is often adapt tactics according to the opponents faced. Martino agrees with the principle of “the best defense is attack”, but to attack, the defense must first provide a sense of security. One win and three draws in five matches, Paraguay capable of reaching the last eight of the 2010 World Cup with a 3-2 scoring record.

Martino is known not hesitate personal approach to the players, including to those who are not regular players. Communication lines are always opened. Diligently he is always looking for the best tactics to keep the quality players that can arise optimally owned. In fact, as recognized Elvio Paolorosso, Martino also studied the habits and lifestyle of the players off the field.

Martino characters like the challenge. Newell’s current deal agreed last year, he without hesitation attacking Argentine football culture is considered “dirty” and often rely more on physical strength than other aspects. “Beautiful Football hated. Someone will say a bad running game and ended up 2-1, but there are others who feel it is a great game,” she said. Martino waffle prove it by bringing Newell’s, who finished ranked 18th in the previous season, became the team’s top league Argentina Apertura and Clausura. Newell’s scored 40 goals in 19 Clausura games, losing on away goals from Velez Sarsfield in the league grand final, and qualified to the semi-finals of the Copa Libertadores.

Then, what will face Barcelona with Martino? Barcelona will demonstrate it’s still an attractive game and hit the opponent in the game, but with a particular emphasis in the rear sector. Midfielder Javier Mascherano is now working as likely to receive a greater role as a counterweight to the midfield. Martino penchant paying attention to detail will make Barcelona overcome their weakness in the face of set-pieces and aerial balls from the opponent.

One particular point to be noted as well. Martino presence will provide comfort for Lionel Messi. While still playing, Martino is Newell’s legend and idol Lionel’s father, Jorge. Martino and Messi were both born and raised in Rosario. Childhood, Messi had also entered the academy Newell’s before finally spoken for Barcelona. No wonder when Messi welcomes Martino speculation as a potential coach of Barcelona. “He’s a great coach and a proven ability in the Clausura. I love it,” said the star.

Now, to borrow a phrase Spanish mass media, world soccer football may be anticipating the arrival of “tiki Tata” from the Camp Nou.

Get New Contract, Guidolin Delighted

Get New Contract, Guidolin Delighted

Udinese seemed to have made coach Francesco Guidolin geeks fall in love without thinking so willing to sign a new contract offered to him.
In his new coach 57-year contract that would keep refine Udinese until June 2017.
“I have to thank the club,” said Udinese coach who came to it in 2010.
“We have been talking about a new contract extension since a few months ago”.
“I am proud to continue coaching this squad, renewal of contract is the culmination of a remarkable season that we went through last year,” he said.
“(Contract) in accordance with my wishes, here are ideas and projects, terimkasih to all my staff”.
According to the coach who has coached many Italian clubs, since he no longer gush Udinese could think to coach another club.

Chelsea’s players Fasting Ramadan in Jakarta!

Chelsea’s players Fasting Ramadan in Jakarta!

Wah, Pemain Chelsea Ini Bepuasa Ramadhan di Jakarta!

Chelsea arrivals to Jakarta fanfare greeted by their fans since landing at Halim International Airport, Tuesday (23/7) afternoon. But it turns out, in the middle of frenzied excitement of the arrival of Chelsea, there is one player who chose to remain relaxed while running fast. Who are ya?
He was Demba Ba! As is known, the Chelsea striker back number 9 this is the only Chelsea player who is Muslim and the middle of Ramadan fasting. With his return to Jakarta, Demba Ba was ready to feel the atmosphere of Ramadan in Jakarta.
Several hours before his departure to Jakarta, Ba also had singing in his Twitter account that he will be happy to fly to Jakarta with the atmosphere of Ramadan in different countries.
“Great time at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Off to Jakarta, see you in few hours .. Insha Allah!” Ba chirping.
Some Chelsea fans who know that Ba is also being abstinent was immediately reply to the Ba chirp with various sayings such as, “Congratulations fasting in Jakarta, Ba!”, “Congratulations to feel the atmosphere of Ramadan in Jakarta Demba Ba!” and others.
Previously, Ba was also still running the fast of Ramadan in Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur, two first city visited by Chelsea in their Asian tour this time.

Injury, Andik Absence Against Liverpool

Injury, Andik Absence Against Liverpool

Andik Vermansah ruled out defending Indonesia XI in a match against Liverpool at the Bung Karno Stadium, Jakarta, Saturday (20/7).
Persebaya winger was forced to set aside in 1927 because of injury after the defending U-23 national team in test matches against the Under-23 Singapore, at the Jalan Besar Stadium, Singapore on Saturday (13/7).
Indonesian senior national team coach who also was in charge of Indonesia XI Jacksen Tiago Ferreira has previously been confirmed will not be able to use the services of striker Greg Nwokolo Arema Indonesia are also being injured. Greg and Andik initially included in the list of 21 players who Jacksen prepared to face Liverpool.
“There is a change in the name of the player. Andik and Greg can not join because of injuries, “the statement Agency National Team through release to reporters, Tuesday (16/7) evening.
To fill the vacancy. Jacksen through BTN call the two players Persisam Putra Samarinda. Andik position was replaced by Bayu Slot, while Greg Nwokolo replaced by Ferdinand Sinaga

Soccer Star Pertamina Papua Followed 500 Participants

Soccer Star Pertamina Papua Followed 500 Participants

Pertamina talent Soccer Stars (PSS) of the 500 children aged under 14 and 16 years old, visited the town of Sorong, Papua. Hundreds of children are so excited to undergo the selection PSS held at Field Lanal, Sorong, Friday (05/7) morning.
They will compete for a share of eight players eligible Pertamina Soccer camp in September 2013, in Bandung, West Java. Previously, similar activities successfully conduct talent search in Malang, Balikpapan, Palembang and Makassar.
Not surprisingly, interest in Papua is so high. Because, Papua is known to be one of the best young players central Indonesia and subscriptions in the Indonesian national team squad. Among them, John Auri, Ronny Wabia, Boaz Salossa, Octavian Maniani to Ferinando Pahabol.
“We are very impressed with the seeds of Sorong incredible. Moreover, Pertamina pass many activities here such as marketing and exploration. Zest and zeal very large Papuan children to realize their ideals in the event Pertamina Soccer Star this time. Moreover, There are 5 young children who took part, “said Nugroho Saptiadi HR, Marketing Operations Manager Region VIII, Papua, on the Ground Lanal, Sorong.
“Having netted eight representatives of young footballers who qualify in the screening Sorong, will be gathered with representatives from other areas such as Malang, Balikpapan, Palembang and Jakarta to 48 players. From a total of 48 players, will be screened again to 24 players to be trained at Pertamina soccer, “said Saptiadi.
On this occasion, continued, also followed Julius Josel Omkarsba and Valen Maryar participants join Pertamina Soccer School in 2012. Details Soccer Star Pertamina filtering with a total of 500 participants, will be back netted 180 participants. Then continued filtered to 140. Furthermore, before the end of the screening with a total of eight players who will be brought to London, 40 participants will first show of skill.
“Not just a football school to prepare children who will qualify. But we will also prepare a formal school. We do not want to, just good at football but weak in formal education. Scholarships untu We will prepare them for three years,” said Saptiadi.
When training camp in Bandung 48 players will be coached by Pertamina Soccer School coaches comprising AC Milan Academy of local origin and the State University of Jakarta. In 2012, Pertamina Indonesia All Stars Team Challenge Team won the Milan Day Intessa San Paulo in Italy.
Indonesia became the first country which had won three times in a row winner. Additionally, two players from the selection held Pertamina entered in the U-14 national team in 2012 that Handika Bayangkara and Aziz. Arie as well as Sandy and M Alfian A squad took part into the National Student Team in Thailand.

Chelsea supporters in Malaysia “Disarm” MU supporters

Chelsea supporters in Malaysia “Disarm” MU supporters

Genesis horrendous coloring duel Chelsea vs Malaysia XI at Shah Alam Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sunday, July 21, 2013. One of the spectators wore costumes reckless Manchester United in the midst of tens of thousands of fans of The Blues.

Inevitably, the unidentified audience it became the butt of Chelsea supporters. I wonder what’s in the minds of the audience that the Red Devils dressed.

As reported by the Daily Star, aware of the presence of supporters of Manchester United, Chelsea fans who were around him immediately threw scorn. Not only that, fans of The Blues also “disarmed” costume worn MU the reckless spectators. However, it is not known whether the jersey is returned or not.

Suporter The Blues lucuti pakaian MU

Although opponents faced Chelsea is Malaysia XI, the presence of MU fans still angered fans of The Blues. Understandably, United is one of the toughest rivals Chelsea in the Premier League stage.

Compete at the Shah Alam Stadium, Chelsea managed to win the game by a score of 4-1. The Blues were born four goals from Bertrand Traore, Kevin De Bruyne, Romelu Lukaku, and Victor Moses. While consolation goal from a header Malaysia XI was born Mohd Fadhli Mohd Shas.

After visiting Malaysia in pramusimnya tour, Chelsea will continue his visit to Indonesia. Chelsea set to have a friendly face of Indonesia All Stars at the Bung Karno Main Stadium (SUGBK), Senayan, Jakarta, Thursday, July 25, 2013. (one)

Agreed, Gareth Bale to Madrid?

Agreed, Gareth Bale to Madrid?

Real Madrid’s effort to obtain the signature seems to be Gareth Bale happy ending. According to the report, as quoted by Football Espana, Tuesday (07/23/2013), the Tottenham Hotspur players agreed to a six-year contract duration.

Indeed, since the end of last season Madrid have shown interest in Bale. Wales winger services after the Spanish capital club this fantastic ready poured funds reached 90 million euros ($ 1.213 trillion).

Besides Madrid, Bale also the target of a number of Europe’s elite clubs, like Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain. However, according to Marca, Real Madrid odds get bigger combative midfielder was considering a bid because Spurs transfer cash between 80 million euros ($ 1.079 billion) and a 85 million euro (Rp 1.146 trillion) plus full-back Fabio Coentrao.

Media is headquartered in Madrid was also added that Madrid president Florentino Perez and general director Jose Angel Sanchez has sat down with representatives of Bale, Jonathan Barnett. They discussed the possibility of the realization of mega-transfers by Madrid, after the Spanish giants to bring Cristiano Ronaldo from Manchester United in July 2009 at a price of 93 million euros.

If agreed to a six-year contract offered, then Bale will receive a salary of between 9 million euros ($ 121.257 billion) and 10 million euros ($ 134.730 billion) per season. Barnett also indicated that for the smooth process of moving to the Santiago Bernabeu, they will be turned down offers from other clubs, including Manchester United.

So far, Tottenham always dismissed all rumors about Bale. In fact, coach Andre Villas-Boas insists that the status of the 24-year-old player was “not for sale” or not sold.

The latest news suggests that Tottenham are ready to double salaries Bale, who made it in the list of one of the highest paid players in the Premier League. If last season Bale earned only 87,500 euros ($ 1.162 billion) per week, then the next season he will receive 170,000 euros ($ 2,239 billion) per week. All was done to fence Bale of “threat” clubs pursuer.

But with the news that was brought Marca, will be interesting to wait how the realization of mega-transfers during the transfer window, which will last until the end of August.

Questioning Scarcity Left Back

Questioning Scarcity Left Back

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There is an anecdote that states that if you are a football player who wants a long career, be a left back. Indeed, at the time the striker, midfielder, winger or gain a lot of praise for individual action, a fullback can rarely spotlight.

However, lack of players capable of filling this post makes more fullback provide opportunities for footballers who want to play certainty.

Although only anecdotal, stories about the scarcity of players with a dominant left foot that can last not new anymore. Let’s see Brendan Rodgers who prefer to put Glen Johnson (right defender) or Daniel Agger (center back) when Jose Enrique could not compete. Or, how Philipp Lahm is often used as a left back before David Alaba pulled from midfield by Jupp Heynckes.

So if it is almost 10 years the name Ashley Cole remains so answers to the question who the best left back in the world today, in fact it is not unusual anymore.

So what exactly is causing the scarcity of players left back in the world of football? The answer is simple. Number of left-footed players are much less dominant, so capable, or choose to be left, it would be much more minimal again.

Unmitigated, the comparison between the number of dominant players left leg with the player “legged” right can reach 1 to 4. This is evident from a study of 236 players who competed in the 1998 World Cup. This study states that 79% of footballers in the tournament often using the right foot in receiving and giving feedback. Meanwhile, only 21% are fluent in the left leg.

Similar studies give different figures. However, the average stated that the number of left-footed players less than 30% of the overall total footballers.

The small number of left-footed players, according to Gianluca Vialli, so one of the causes of the paradigm that the right-back will be the worst player on the team is filled.

This analogy: if a footballer has a good ability to survive and height above the average, so it will be positioned as a central defender. While those who have qualified technical control of the ball will be placed as a midfielder.

Then the remaining players, skill players survive and attack him mediocre, often installed as a right-back. Left footed players certainly different. He will be given special treatment because their numbers are small.

Fullback and Modern Football

Regardless of the number of players is minimal problems, left-back role in the evolution of modern football itself can not be separated from nature as a fullback. Also can not drop out of relation to other positions in the team, as well as the development of today’s tactical.

For example, on a game that gets narrowed to the middle of the field along with the popularity of the use of a 4-2-3-1 formation. With this trend, the fullback position so most get room to run, while the other players piled in the middle of the field. Being a fullback duties for “down-up” and so outlets assault, as well as widen the space game.

It mainly occurs in teams using inverted-winger role as one of the strategies in the attack. Moving winger cut into the penalty area he will be more effective when combined with a fullback to create a 2 against 1 situation with fullback opponent.
Illustration that describes this is the first season Pep Guardiola at Barcelona.

By bringing Dani Alves from Sevilla, Pep makes Lionel Messi-Alves combinations as the main pedestal Blaugrana attack. Messi, who ran into the piercing, and Alves who kept vigil near the touchline, often confuse fullback who were escorting them. Following Messi moved into the means providing space for Alves to launch cross.

While still on guard at the edge of the field means letting Messi kicks the strongest leg, the left leg. Nearest central defender did not move too freely to the fore, because it can be used by cutting edge or playmaker pushed up into the penalty box.

In this way, Alves recorded assists 10 times (some of which are key-assist: the creator of the first goal or assists the winning goal), and so one of the best players in the Barca the season.

This method is also used by Del Bosque later when Spain lost her mind to break the opponent’s goal. Jesus Navas is often put into the field to draw the fullback opponent so there is a gap for Iniesta to send feedback breakthrough.

Yes, in contrast to the winger who often get feedback in the opponent’s defense area, often “run” by itself does not lead to full-back control of the ball for himself. Running is not selfish. But the run is important for two things: to create a space for the winger, as well as to be a decoy for the purpose midfielder, winger, or even a keeper though.

Being Fit and Smart

Interesting implications of the development of the fullback role, in addition to left and right are required to have a capable passing ability, is the physical condition of the players.

By becoming an outlet assault, and with having the longest running space, automatic fullback who now assumed the role as player box-to-box. It is they who must now get used to sprinting, both in the short and long distances.

Therefore, the fullback is expected to have a higher fitness level than other players. Physical endurance to sprint to pursue the enemy, often from the opponent’s defense into his own goal line, in the final minutes of the match would be a crucial factor that must be owned by a fullback.

If a striker can still laze around when his physical condition declined in one game, this luxury is not obtained by the fullback. Mainly because there is space left by fullback when he rose to help the attack.

So do not be surprised if in a practice session, fullback get more run portion. Sessions usually run from one end to the other corner flag.

In addition to fitness, one of the other capabilities that are required of both right-and left-back is the ability to recognize how a midfielder or winger in the team wants to play. Listen to Glen Johnson’s narrative about his relationship with the other players at Liverpool in the season 2008/2009:

“If I play with Maxi Rodriguez or Dirk Kuyt, I knew I could run attack anytime.’s Because they will be cutting inside and give me space, while also providing assistance to survive. But Ryan Babel more often dribbling and using wing area field, so the task I prefer to help him, “said Johnson told Four Four Two magazine.

Difficult to replace

Associated with the development of a more attacking role so here’s fullback, left back is more difficult to replace than his right.

Substituting a left-back to center-back can certainly be done. But this by eliminating the risk of potential side attack, because not all the center-back has the instinct to break forward.

Meanwhile, draw a defender midfielder would be more dangerous. This was all due to the midfielder has the ability to endure winger. Especially facing inverted right-footed winger (read: How It Works Inverted Winger).

For example, just look at how the difficulties Javier Mascherano in Barcelona for the counter attack from the left, while Jordi Alba was still in front. Alternatively, the death of an attack from the left wing while Daniel Agger Liverpool plotted to replace Jose Enrique. Dane is more often survive keeping his base rather than up to help Stewart Downing or Raheem Sterling on the left.

Right-defense sector generally do not have any difficulty in this regard. Each team has a reserve right-back relative the quality, not far from the core players.

In Europe alone may only Real Madrid club which finished with two quality left-back Marcelo is similar within and Fabio Coentrao. While still relying on Manchester United’s Patrice Evra, Man. City with Gael Clichy, with Alba Barcelona, ​​and Bayern Munich with David Alaba.

Similarly, with Chelsea also still rely on Ashley Cole. So if the price of Gareth Bale or Leighton Baines then sky-high, is not unusual anymore.

So how do I stop the left-kah are often up to help the attack? The first way you can do is put up a defensive winger who directly confront the attacks. One tactic that gave birth to a new generation of wing players such as James Milner fluent last, Park Ji Sung, or Dirk Kuyt. (Read: Genealogy Winger Part 3: Defensive Winger).

While the second, is to use a winger who is fluent dribbling, has a good acceleration, or who often scored. In this way, the fullback will think twice if they want to leave his post unguarded.

Brian Kidd: City Have the Best squad in the league

Brian Kidd: City Have the Best squad in the league

Hong Kong – Manchester City have brought Alvaro Negredo, Jesus Navas and Stefan Jovetic. The presence of the trio of new players, City are believed to have the best squad in the Premier League.

On the market this summer, City have spent more than 80 million pounds ($ 1.23 trillion) to recruit four new players. The first is a Brazilian midfielder Fernandinho.

Then, the City brought Negredo and Navas from Sevilla to cost 34.9 million pounds. Negredo, who scored 25 goals last season in La Liga, plotted as a replacement for Carlos Tevez move to Juventus while Navas will add strength to the midfield ‘Manchester Blue’.

Lastly, City landed Jovetic from Fiorentina to cost 22 million pounds. Montenegro’s young players have become pillars of the Italian club’s players in the last two seasons and is expected to fill the place left by Mario Balotelli.

All three players was on display in the City pre-season tour in Hong Kong. Assistant team manager Brian Kidd was convinced they were able to take City in the Premier League champions again and go far in the Champions League next season.

“They looked very excited. They look very talented and obviously will make an impact,” believe Kidd was quoted as saying by The Sun.

“In the Premier League and Champions League you need four strikers (plus Sergio Aguero and Edin Dzeko-red) so you can membua alternative. I would not swap our squad with any team in the Premier League.”