Dylan Hartley has reportedly agreed fresh terms with Northampton Saints.
The England captain was also appointed the Saint’ skipper for the second time.Hartley has 86 caps for the English team but has almost three times more in his 12 year stay at Franklin’s Gardens.
“After completing my 11th year at Franklin’s Gardens last season I was delighted when the club suggested extending my time here. I’m very proud to be offered an opportunity to continue playing and being part of such a great club,” the 31-year old revealed.
He said he was happy to have been approached about leading the Saints. He praised the timing of the offer, promising to give the “challenge” his best. Hartley opines that the “valuable experience” in the squad would drive the team forward this year and help them remain competitive as they hope to land trophies. Continue Reading “DYLAN HARTLEY SIGNS NEW NORTHAMPTON SAINTS DEAL”
Ronaldinho claims that the talent within Lionel Messi was apparent from day one. Barcelona have been lucky enough to enjoy the services of great players like Ronaldinho and Lionel Messi in succession.
While Ronaldinho was on his way out, the club witnessed Messi emerging from the youth team. It was straightaway apparent that the young Argentine was going to be something special, but few would have imagined him to go on and emulate worldwide successes in the last couple of years. Messi is even regarded at a level of Diego Maradona or Pele due to his achievements in the game.
While Ronaldinho would also have been capable of achieving the same heights given his astronomical talent, he has not been able to provide the same kind of application as Messi. Ronaldinho has targeted more on enjoying his life whereas Messi has put a lot of dedication into making him even better and keeping him in the best possible shape. Continue Reading “Ronaldinho Recalls First Meeting with Lionel Messi at Barcelona”
Adriano Galliani is someone who has a long association with AC Milan after having been at the club for more than 30 years.
He was part of the setup at the club under Silvio Berlusconi, who took charge of the club in 1986. AC Milan will be undergoing a change of ownership for the first time in more than 30 years, as they welcome Chinese investors to the setup. Milan’s new owners have already brought in former Inter Milan as the new general manager. Marco Fassone will be the club’s new general manager. He will be appointed once the club complete the takeover process next month.
The future of Galliani is one of the most discussed aspects since he will be going out of Milan after a long time. He was a major reason behind the numerous success achieved by the club over the years. In recent years, though, his contribution has been highly critical since he has been able to keep the club going despite heavy financial burden. Continue Reading “Adriano Galliani Unsure of Future after AC Milan”
Ronaldinho is regarded as one of the greatest players of his generation, and many of his fans regret the fact that the Brazilian did not manage to fulfil his potential.
He was untouchable for a couple of years and he has gone on to win major honours like the Champions League and the World Cup. This coupled with the tag of being one of the greatest players ever would possibly make Ronaldinho a happy person, but he says that one of his biggest regrets is not being able to play alongside Lionel Messi for a long time.
Messi came through the ranks at Barcelona during the 2007 season and Ronaldinho ended up leaving the club in 2008 when Pep Guardiola was appointed as the manager. As a result, the two played with each other only for a very little period of time. Since then, Messi has gone on to emulate the achievements of Ronaldinho and many other great players during the last decade. Continue Reading “Ronaldinho Regrets Not Playing with Messi Often”
A lot of hard work, I have got to give credit to our team manager, Rob Pickstock, has been doing so well in making these fixtures possible.’’
This was the statement released by the head coach of the New Zealand national football team.
Anthony Hudson was talking in an interview and responding to questions in relation to upcoming friendly encounters that New Zealand has to face off with Mexico and USA.
On October 8 of the ongoing year, New Zealand is scheduled to lock horns with Mexico and 4 days later they will play against United States and these upcoming friendly matches are the highest quality of friendly games for New Zealand as they have generally been playing with other national teams that aren’t as recognized or ranked as high.
Playing against these higher ranked national teams is what the head coach of New Zealand, Anthony Hudson wanted in order to help his squad get more experience from higher ranked players than their usual adversaries. Continue Reading “Anthony Hudson is serious about qualifying for the 2018 World Cup”
Ronaldinho says that his South American counterpart Lionel Messi is still the best player in the world despite having missed out on yet another major international title with the Argentina national team.
Messi has been part of the national team that has been runners up in three major tournaments for the last three consecutive summers. Their latest disappointment came at the Copa America 2016, which was being held as a centenary edition in the United States. The final of the tournament was a rematch of the 2014 final in which Chile managed to come out successful.
However, there was no redemption for Argentina at this time around as well, as they lost yet again. It means that the national team have suffered losses in three finals in consecutive years. Messi was later seen in tears while picking up his third runners-up award. The national team has been without a major title for almost 2 decades and the presence of Messi was seen as the major hope that would end this trophy drought. At 29 years of age, it was also probably one of the last attempts for Messi to win international honours after having tested every success at club level. Messi announced his retirement from international football following this latest disappointment, but Ronaldinho still considers him to be the best in the world.
Continue Reading “Lionel Messi is still the best player in the world”