Summer Transfer #2

Another blog on the summer transfer window and I’ve got a few transfers I’ve got to talk about.

 

Leonardo Bonucci from Juventus to AC Milan for €42,000,000

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On 14 July 2017, Bonucci was signed by Milan on a five-year contract for a €42 million fee, subject to a successful medical check.

Opinions: With new owners coming into the club and money is coming in. AC Milan are bring in players that will bring them back the glory days. Bonucci is one of those players that every club needs, because he’s one of the best defenders in the world and he’s a leader. I think it’s a really good signing and hope Milan will go back to the top.

Hakan Çalhanoğlu from Bayer 04 to AC Milan for €20,000,000

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Çalhanoğlu signed a 4-year contract with Serie A club Milan. He was then handed the number 10 jersey, last worn by Keisuke Honda, and famously worn by notable former Milan players such as Clarence Seedorf, Rui Costa, Dejan Savićević and Ruud Gullit.

Opinions: Another addition to the squad and it’s the Turkish wizard and every club was trying to get his signature and AC Milan won his signature. He’s god a excellent touch, dribbling skills and he’s a set piece specialist and finally he’s got unbelievable vision to find players in space. I think if AC Milan are in the group stage of the Europa League, they are favourites to win it.

Tiemoue Bakayoko from AS Monaco to Chelsea for £40,000,000

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Chelsea have signed midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko from French champions Monaco in a reported £40m deal. The 22-year-old France international has signed a five-year deal with the Premier League champions.

Opinions: This is the player that Chelsea have been linked with for a long time and it’s finally happen. Bakayoko was key to Monaco winning the French league and reaching the Semi-Final of the Champions League. He’s strong, good with the ball and I think he can partner with Kante. This means Nemanja Matic is out the door with Man United and Juventus who wants him.

Kyle Walker from Tottenham to Manchester City for £45,000,000

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Manchester City have completed the signing of Tottenham and England right-back Kyle Walker for an initial £45m. Walker, who has 27 caps and spent eight seasons at Spurs has signed a five-year deal with City. The deal, which comes to £50m including £5m of add-ons, could make him the most expensive English player ever.

Opinions: In my opinion Kyle Walker is nowhere near worth £45m because he’s one of those full backs who looks good going forward but he’s not really good when defending. But maybe Pep can work with him and prove me wrong but we will see.

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Summer Transfers #1

It’s back one again! Summer Transfer Window is here and I’ve got some signings that interested me. Let’s go!!!

 

Romelu Lukaku – Everton to Manchester United for £75m

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Manchester United have signed striker Romelu Lukaku from Everton for an initial £75m on a five-year contract. Mourinho said: “Romelu is a natural fit for Manchester United. He is a big personality and a big player,” and he also said “He will be a great addition to the group. I am really looking forward to working with him again.”

Opinion: This is the player we have all be talking about because which club will this striker go to and Manchester United have got him. He’s got everything like he can shoot and pass with both feet, he’s strong, good in the air and he knows the Premier League instead of Morata which United will have to spend more on.

Alexandre Lacazette – Lyon to Arsenal for £46.5m

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Arsenal have completed the signing of France striker Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon for a club record £46.5m fee on a five-year deal. The fee – up to £52.6m with add-ons – will surpass the £42.4m Arsenal paid Real Madrid for Mesut Ozil in 2013.

Opinion: I think this is a really good signing for Arsenal because they have been looking for a top quality striker for a long time. This will leave strikers like Giroud, Welbeck and Lucas Perez to fight for their place. Also what will be the future of Alexis Sanchez if he goes.

Michael Keane – Burnley to Everton for £30m

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Everton have signed Michael Keane from Burnley for a fee that could rise to a club record-equalling £30m.

Opinion: This is an interesting signing because with Everton investing in loads of money from the new owner. This has sparkle upon all football fans and Michael Keane is a very good defender as he had a good few seasons at Burnley and he’s an international player in which he is representing England.

Mohammad Salah – Roma to Liverpool for £34m

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Liverpool have completed the £34m pounds signing of Roma’s former Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah. The Egyptian whose 25, has signed a five-year deal and has been a prime target for manager Jurgen Klopp.

Opinion: This is interesting because they have somebody in the position he plays which is Mane but maybe he can play on the right, Mane on the left and Firmino up front with Coutinho just behind which will look nice.

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Aston Villa signs John Terry!!

Aston Villa have signed former Chelsea and England captain John Terry.

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The 36-year-old defender, whose contract at Stamford Bridge expired on 30 June, has signed a one-year deal with the Championship club. I am delighted with this signing because if we signed him when he was in his prime he would worth like 30 to £40 million.

Even though he’s 36 he’s got something we sort of lack in defence and that is, leadership, a captain, can organised the back 4 and he will give Chester and Baker more confidence in defending.  He won 78 caps for England, played 717 games for the Blues and won his fifth Premier League title in May.

Villa finished 13th in the Championship last season but Steve Bruce’s side are among the favourites to win automatic promotion to the top flight in 2017-18. We still need to bring in players to strengthen for when we are in the Premier League next season so we don’t go back down.

I knew he would move to Villa because of pictures of him playing golf with Steve Bruce and he has chose Villa or Birmingham City and there was no way he was gonna play there because they can’t afford him as he’s on £60,000 a week.

Let’s hope he will be one of our best signing this season and hope we will get back to the Premier League

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Aston Villa 17/18 New kits!!

It’s finally here! The 17/18 Aston Villa home kit and away kt for the new season, and they look really nice.

Home Kit

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There is some new details added to the new home kit is that Under Armour removed the collar and they added lions printed on the shirt which looks similar to Chelsea when they did the same. It looks a lot more comfortable then last season so it’s good for fans to wear and also for the players to wear on match day.

Rating: I feel out of 10 I think it’s a solid 9/10 because it the usual home kit for Villa and it always looks nice every season.

Away Kit

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Under Armour went from White to Black as they went back to black for the new season. They added a lovely claret mosaic design which look good with the black and now with the new sponsor on home kit and away kit which is UNIBET which look nice.

Rating: I’m giving this Kit a solid 8/10 because we are back to black and it looks so crisp and the design looks similar to the 2010/11 away kit.

 

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Champions League Final Review| Real Madrid 4-1 Juventus

Real Madrid have won the Champions League for the third time in four seasons

Real Madrid has done again as they are retain the Champions League title for the 12th time by beating Juventus 4-1 in Cardiff.

It was a thrilling game to watch as Juventus were the better side in the first half, Pjanic had a great opportunity to put Juventus in-front but it was a brilliant save my Navas. Then Madrid got themselves in the game as Ronaldo played a one-two with Carvajal and then Ronaldo slotted it in to make it 1-0.

Seven minutes later. Juventus tried to get an equaliser and it came with a little bit of magic by Mario Mandzukic with an incredible over-head kick to make it 1-1. It was one of the best goals we have ever seen in the Champions League and I think it’s goal of the season because of the technique and the audacity to do it on the big stage. Half time it was 1-1 and it was a very entertaining half and we all aspect more goals in the second half.

Second half started and Real Madrid started well then Juventus because I think Juventus were tired from the first half. Real Madrid took the lead when Casemiro shot from long range but it took a massive deflection which was harsh on Juventus. It was made 3-1 when Ronaldo scored from a cross from Modric. It was Ronaldo’s 600th goal in his entire career which was incredible from him as I’ve watched him when he was 18 at Manchester United and now he’s 32 and still going strong.

Then it was made 4-1 by youngster Asensio but I’m not going to talk about the red card from Cuadrado because that was no where near a red card because Sergio Ramos dived and it was bad sportsmanship from him and it kinda ruined a perfect final.

I really enjoyed this good game of football between two of the giants of European football. I hope you enjoy this blog, make sure you like and share and also please follow for more football madness.

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Aston Villa 16/17 Season Review

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Well guys this is it. The full review on the 2016/17 Championship season for Aston Villa FC.

Let’s rewind back to when we got relegated and our owner has finally sold the club to Dr Tony Xia and he had high ambitions which suggest that he want to make Villa to win the Champions League in five years.

We appointed Roberto Di Matteo which is a massive name as he won the Champions League with Chelsea and he’s had success as a player as well so at the tine it made sense to bring him in. We made some intresting signings in the summer with Tommy Elphick, Pierluigi Gollini and Aaron Tshbola which was nice signings at the time. We added more players to our squad in time for the first game against Sheffield Wednesday.

We lost the match but we have shown a lot of positives and after that we won 3-0 against Rotherham and it was all going well. Then we had a period when we were winning games and dominating them but we only grab one point rather then 3 points.

We sacked Di Matteo and we appointed Steve Bruce and he made an instant impact when we went 9 or 10 games unbeaten and climbing up the table with players such as Chester, Jedinak, Hutton and of course Kodija who has been brilliant this season with 19 goals i his first season which is incredible. One thing we noticed under Steve Bruce is when we were losing we don’t give up, we keep trying and trying until we get a goal and win the match.

January came around and it was the perfect time for Steve Bruce to bring the kind of players like Hourihane, Lansbury, Hogan and loads more players and we continue to get good results. January was arguably was our worse month on fixtures where we didn’t picked a single win I think in that month. Then as the season progressed we had four clean sheets in a row and also five wins in a row which was incredible. I think we had a decent season with good and bad luck, a lot of money spent and loads of positives.

who was 2 of our worst signings this season and 2 of our best signings this season.

Worst

For the 2 worst signings I would have to say Tommy Elphick and Ross McCormack. Why? Just Tommy Elphick started okay in the first few games but then he went out of form and when he got injured Baker came in and formed a partnership with Chester and clearly just flushed him out of the starting 11.

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For McCormack he has being doing loads of mischief off the pitch with him not turning up to training and the worst excuse I’ve ever heard from a player if he is missing training, and that is his electric gate couldn’t work and can’t be asked to climb over.

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Best

Our first signing of the season is of course Jonathan Kodija who’s has be clinical in front of goal with deadly pace, eye for goal and he is direct as well and no wonder he scored 19 goals this season.

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Another brilliant signing is James Chester who has been our best defender this season along with Nathan Baker. Steve Bruce knew him from Hull and It’s so good to see that because the relationship is special and he can work with him again.

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With Sunderland, Hull City and Boro relegated from the Premier League and Bolton, Sheffeild United and Millwall joining from League 1, I think next season will be entertaining and hope that Villa will win the league and be back in the Premier League.

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Aston Villa 1-0 Birmingham City| Gabby once again against the blues.

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Ahhhh it feels good to beat our rivals. Aston Villa won 1-0 against a poor Birmingham City side.

1st half kicked off and it was a full house at Villa Park which is incredible and I think we should do that for all the home games for next season because it will be the season where we can build the full squad and go back to the Premier League.

We have to thank Zola who ruined the club and I feel sorry for Harry Redknapp because if Birmingham get relegated then it will ruin his reputation as a manager. I don’t think he will get the blues safe because they got an inform Huddersfield and Bristol City. Villa have got Blackburn away and we got the champions Brighton for the final home game of the season.

The first half was boring lets be honest nothing really happen apart from some tackles and arguments which is what you expect from a derby. Second half started and we tried to create some good chances and we made a substitution off goes Jack Grealish on goes Gabby Agbonlahor who’s record against Birmingham is impressive.

We had a corner, Lansbury whipped it in, the players were all over the place, it fell to one man that is Gabby Agbonlahor who reaction speed was phenomenal as he smashes the ball into the top corner as nearly 50,000 fans were celebrating a goal at last.

Also I want to say RIP to Villa legend Ugo Ehiogu who was incredible alongside McGrath in defence. I think we didn’t put in a good performance but we got the 3 points and it was a fitting tribute to Ugo who not only he was a brilliant defender he was a very nice human being.

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Maybe we can win the last two games but for me I want Blackburn to beat us and Birmingham to lose to Huddersfield and that would be celebration to see the scum in League One.

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