I'm from palestine. I passionately despise Arsenal, Barcelona, Chelsea, and West Ham. You guessed it, I passionately support Tottenham Hotspur FC and Real Madrid CF. I laugh when Barcelona spend huge amounts of cash on players useless to them and when Arsenal claim they have 70 million to spend but only sign Yaya Sanogo on a free transfer. With our new signings, Tottenham are genuine title contenders in my opinion. On an international level, my allegiance belongs to Germany. On their day, they can take on anyone. They have a squad with two major tournaments experience(some with three or four), and are going to go into Brazil 2014 as the team to beat, with Mesut Ozil leading the charge. Outside the realm of World Football, the first sports team I supported plays in the NFL and go's by the name of the Indianapolis Colts, who have just begun a new era under Andrew Luck and his neck beard. I may start writing for B/R one day, but not this day. If I do, I can say me and Sam Tighe write articles together. When I comment I act like I've been around soccer a lot. But in fact, I only started watching during Euro 2012. I saw Germany's beautiful play, and fell in love. Especially one player caught my eye : Mesut Ozil. I followed Real Madrid so I could follow Ozil. Then he went and joined twatty Arsenal. I'm still very loyal to Real Madrid. I ended up watching some EPL to find a club to support, and Tottenham were so appealing to me, so I pledged my self to that club. COYS
SOME THINGS YOU MIGHT WANT TO KNOW:
1. Sam Tighe is an awesome writer. That man knows his stuff.
2. Frank Wagner is also an amazing writer. Read his national team rankings.
3.Charles Lawley will have you laughing your ass off. Literally. Sadly, he seems to have taken a hiatus from B/R
4. Ryan Bailey is pretty funny too.
5. Samuel Mardsen gives great analysis on La Liga.
6. Arsenal fans get butthurt easy on this site.
7. The Man U fans are suprisingly nice on this site. Shout out to Mohammed Ismail and Dan Riaz.
8. Mesut Ozil gives Iniesta a run for his money. Because of the staggering amount of Barca fans that'll demand my profile be taken off if I say it, I won't say Mesut Ozil is the best. I can still think it.
9. Tom Carroll is a LEGEND. You'll see him in a few years tearing up EPL defenses.
10. Harry Kane is a legend as well.
11. Cartilagefreecaptain.com is a good site. CHECK IT OUT
12. I'm a Muslim and I won't hide it.
13. Tim Sherwood is a slighty crazier Harry Redknapp.
14. When are Micheal Dawson's and Aaron Lennon's testimonials? Definitely deserve ones.
15. La Decima will come soon enough, I just don't know when. We say "this year...." every year but it never happens. When wil it happen???
16. World Cup 2014 is the year the Germans conquer the world. No killing, just blessed football.
17. Marco Reus , Mario Gotze, and Julian Draxler are going to light up Brazil.
18. Miroslav Klose will score 3 goals, thus breaking R9's record for most goals in the world cup.
19. Norman is a very great commenter here on B/R.
20. Andy Doubleday is a fellow Muslim, loyal Real Madrid fan.
21. If you're looking for the best transfer analysis, Allan Jiang is the man.
22. David Teo is an underrated Man U commenter. I guess its easy to be over shadowed by Dan Riaz in the Man U section.
23. Speaking of Dan Riaz, I like his bio format so I sorta "borrowed" it XD
Eriksen-sen-sen he's our midfield dynamite!
Eriksen-sen-sen he's our no. 23!
Eriksen-sen-sen he's a yid like you and me!
Eriksen-sen-sen he makes Ozil look like shite!!!
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Yeah, but this team still has a bunch of kinks to work out before we start thinking about anything big.
Carvajal and Coentrao provide a beautiful balance. But I don't judge after one game, so let's see what they will do at the Anoeta. Vela and Griezmann should be a very stern test.
Dortmund are significantly weaker than last season, and we have vastly improved. But even under those circumstances, we have a hard test in front of us. Plus, we have Sociedad in between those games (in the span of 6 days!). It will be an entertaining tie, though.
Hey Yasir, sorry about the late response. The D'Qwell Jackson contract isn't horrible, but he's been slowing down lately. I'm unsure how much of an impact he'll have. I love the Nicks pick-up, great price with huge upside and veteran reliability.
I did! The team wasn't as awful as I'd thought they would be. They actually showed spirit and could've used a better finisher than Chadli who was awful on the night. I enjoyed watching Townsend. He played like a man with purpose, out to prove everyone wrong. Chadli was awful. Sherwood has to stop starting Bentaleb. The kid is a space filler. The best he can do is not mess up, it's a plain plain tactical move. Capoue is strong and imposes himself. He can also pick the odd long pass. Either way, I don't think Sherwood will get the sack this summer even though everyone expects him to.
I definitely think they'll be able to get a safety and offensive line starter in free agency. WR and pass-rusher may be a little more difficult, and they'll likely need to go to the draft for that. Obviously that's a little hard when you only have five picks.
I'd probably say pass rusher is the most important position of the four, but in terms of Colts needs for 2014, a starting safety is a must.
Thanks for the compliment Yasir, I appreciate it. Hope you'll keep reading this offseason!
Hey Yasir, thanks for getting in touch.
I am indeed a FIFA enthusiast, I've spent quite a lot of time writing about the series these last few years. I don't know if you visit IGN, but I used to pen their guides. :)
My main gold team is a simple Bundesliga XI. Nothing fancy aside from Reus, Lewandowski and Gotze, Luiz Gustavo is arguably my most important player at CDM. I'm also using a bronze/gold MLS hybrid in online games, getting a lot of wins from them. Finally, I've got a silver/bronze Premier League hybrid.
I've stopped playing cup/league matches for now, I find you come across a better variety of teams during single online fixtures. It's an addictive game, that's for sure!
Hey,Yasir...How ya Doin'?
The FIFA Pro World XI 'Team of the Year' 2014 had some surprises. The short list looked as follow :
Goalkeepers: Gianluigi Buffon, Iker Casillas, Petr Cech, Manuel Neuer and Victor Valdes.
Defenders: David Alaba, Jordi Alba, Dani Alves, Leighton Baines, Jérome Boateng, Ashley Cole, Dante, Mats Hummels, Branislav Ivanovic, Vincent Kompany, Philipp Lahm, David Luiz, Marcelo, Pepe, Gerard Piqué, Sergio Ramos, Thiago Silva, Raphael Varane,
Nemanja Vidic and Pablo Zabaleta.
Midfielders: Xabi Alonso, Gareth Bale, Sergio Busquets, Steven Gerrard, Andrés Iniesta, Isco, Mesut Özil, Andrea Pirlo, Marco Reus, Franck Ribéry, Arjen Robben, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Yaya Touré, Aturo Vidal and Xavi.
Forwards: Sergio Aguero, Mario Balotelli, Edinson Cavani, Diego Costa, Cristiano Ronaldo, Didier Drogba, Ramadel Falcao, Zlatan
Ibrahimovic, Robert Lewandowski, Mario Manduzik, Lionel Messi, Neymar, Robin van Persie, Wayne Rooney and Luis Suarez.
Out of this short list, It turn out like this :
Manuel Neuer - Dani Alves - Thiago Silva - Sergio Ramos - Philipp Lahm - Franck Ribery - Xavi - Iniesta - Lionel Messi - Zlatan Ibrahimovic - Cristiano Ronaldo
*** 6 La Liga players, 3 Bundesliga players, 2 Ligue1 players , 0 Premier League players, and 0 Serie A players.
Official FIFPro World XI 'Team of the Year' 2014 Line-up Quite controversial IMO.
Fifa probaly a bit of bias towards La liga and Barcelona. Just how do Sergio Ramos, Dani Alves, Xavi, and Zlatan make that team? Seriously ? I think Fifa so so obsessed with La Liga.
Fact that, Bundesliga teams (Dortmund and Bayern Dominated the Europe Champions League 2012/2013). Barca even got humiliated and knocked out of the CL= lost to Bayern 7-0 aggregate. I'm really speechless.
Btw, Here are 5 players who gave outstanding performances and deserve a place in the World XI imo.
1- Lewandowski (The first player in Champions League history to score 4 goals against Real Madrid) Yes 4 GOALS!
2- Vidal (Extremely outstanding last season.Complete player who can fit in anywhere. Playmaker, a defensive barrier and all round box to box midfielder rolled up in one)
3- Alaba (He was outstanding last season as Bayern won the treble)
4- Schweinsteiger (He was undeniably better than Xavi in midfield last season)
5- Hummels (He deserves to take Sergio Ramos position)
Unbiased FIFPro 2014 Lineup, imo :
Bundesliga deserves World XI respect..nuff said
What are your thoughts on this matter ?
And,I just saw your bio, lol thanks for the kind words (underrated ManUcommenter?)haha