2014 Fifa World Cup

In Brazil this year, it was a drematic world cup with massive upsets, relief, tears and history was made. Germany went in having confidence that they would win by playing as a team. But the only reason why Portugal, Uruguay, Brazil, Argentina and others didn’t so well is because they count on a few players to do all the work. I mean what would Brazil be like without Neymar or Uruguay without Luiz Suarsez or even Portugal without Cristiano Ronaldo. My point of view is the only teams that play like actual team is Germany, Spain, Chile, Italy and U.S.A. Spain didn’t do so well this world cup is because they lack good finishers to put the ball into the back of the net. Look at Barclona and Real Madrid, over half of there players play for Spain and they don’t have Messi or Benzama. But there are some teams that do have amazing players but weakness comes down to depth of players and on the other hand Germany have the best young talent but they can do with some young defenders coming in.

It was a massive upset for Brazil when they played at home and the european’s aren’t used to the humadity of the condition. It was a difesating loss to Brazil losing 7-1 to Germany and that tied with the biggest defeat ever with a 6-0 loss to Uruguay in 1920. They just got past Colombia 2-1 and that was when Zuniga kned Neymar in the back. But Colombia went out of the world cup with happiness when it was the first time ever that they came in the top 8 of the world cup and they didn’t have there key player Falcao but they still had James Rodregiez.

Germany went of to a good start winning 4-0 to Portugal. It was a perfect day for Germany with Pepe getting a red card early in the match and Ronaldo failing to shine. Also Muller getting a hat trick and at that point it looked like he was going to get the Golden Boot once again. Next they had to play Ghana which they struggled in, after Mario Gotze scroed they thought they had it but Ghana come back with stunners by Gyan and Ayew. But Klose came back and drew the game 2-2. They cruised past U.S.A with brilliant skills by Thomas Muller.

After coming first in group G they got to the knock-out stages and that was when it got tough. They just got past Algeria with the super-sup Andre Sruccle had a little magic with t back foot. Germany went into the Quatar-Finals with confidence that they would go all the way. But France were willing to take them on, it was only a Mats Hummels header that could seperate them. Brazil were worred when they had to play without star player Neymar or captain Thiago Silva. They ended up getting smashed 7-1 with amazing work from Ozil, Muller, Klose, Kroos and Kherdira. Germany had to shut down Messi in the final against Argentina, but they didn’t mark Higuian. Gonzalo had two great chances but failed to score with missing a shot and being offside. It had to go into extra time but Argentina’s defence cracked so it allowed a Gotze goal with a Sruccle cross to end Argentina’s dreams with a
1-0 win. Germany desefed it with being the strongest team in the tournment.

Bayern Munich in Trouble

Bayern Munich are soaking up the tears after losing 4-0 to Real Madrid at home in the Champions League semi-final. It was really embarrassing for Munich after they got smashed in front of a home crowd against the spanish giants when their the defending champions. They were the best club in the world until they lost their title which had all the evidence that they were. I wouldn’t be so surprised if they dropped their DFB Pokal to Borussia Dortmund in the up coming weeks. After they lost to them 3-0 at home in the past weeks, and Dortmund are in top form at the moment. This is so shocking for Pep Guardiola after he signed with them a year ago with some faith to win this title and make a career at the club but I guess not. In the next few years they will struggle without their senior players who will probably retire after the world cup or later with them getting in the 30′s which is when they start slowing down and not get up to scratch. After they get money after winning the Bundesliga they should start finding replacements for their senior players, so they need to spend their money wisely.

Borussia Dortmund are back

With the disappointing loss to Real Madrid in the Champions League Quarter-Finals, 3-2 on aggregate. They have come back crushing Bayern Munich 3-0 and left the Giants speechless. While there playing the Madrid in the semi-finals. With the 3 points they took off Bayern they are now 2nd and it looks like it will stay that way until the rest of the season. And would like to hold up the Champions League cup next year or even be runner up.  Dortmund also what to hold the DFB Pokal that they lost last year after getting beaten by Munich, and are now in the finals with the defending champions this year. After winning it three times they would like to make it there 4th. Bayern winning it 16 times and being the defending champions they are ready for the challenge. But then just got thrashed by Borussia and really need to step up if they won’t to win.

They’ve done this with 3 key forwards Marco Reus, Robert Lewandowski and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. With all of them on the top scores chart they are diffidently the key weapon for Borussia Dortmund. Robert is tied with Mario Mandzukic on the top with scoring 17 goals, and Reus and Aubameyang scoring 14 and 13 goals. Also Marco Reus as the most assists with 10 which he share’s it with two other players.

Marco Reus is probably one of the best wingers in Germany with an incredible speed and is able to score goals from anywhere of the pitch and also setting up people so they can have a crack at the goal. The 24 year old Bundesliga career started with Borussia Monchengladbach and singed with Dortmund in 2012. This forward likes to shoot with his left foot, and the goalies normally have trouble handling his unbelievable shoots.

Robert Lewandoski is a amazing forward scoring 17 goals this season, the polish man is moving to Dortmund’s rivals Bayern Munich at the end of the year the partnership between Marco and Robert, being able to get the ball into the back of the net and making it look easy will be missed after Lewandowski is leaving. Borussia Dortmund count on him to score goals so they can win matches. He hasn’t moved around much with only being at two clubs at the age of 25. Before Dortmund found him he was at Lech Poznan in Poland.

Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang’s career as kicked of after Borussia Dortmund bought him of Saint-Etienne for $13 million. This 24 year old has been on the move his whole career with being at 7 clubs including Milan. Pierre is still settling in but is blowing Jugren Klopp mind away with scoring 13 goals this season andused his game time to also blow the team away.

Bayern Munich 50 unbeaten games

When they beat Bayern Leverkusen 2-1 at home they weren’t cheering for just there win, they also cheered for 50 games unbeaten. Bayern gave massive thanks to Mandzukic who has scored 17 goals and Muller who has scored 12 goals and 8 assists and Ribery who has also made 8 assists and Neuer who has keeped a lot of clean sheets away.
This is amazing for Bayern Munich with just getting in to the champions league quarter final ready to defend their title if their doing as well as they are now and rest a few players ready for the big matches coming up. It’s good because when they rest key players you always see younger talents step up to the challenge. The real challenge is if they can keep that unbeaten streak until the champions league final and last few matches if the bundesliga. Lots of people in the Bayern squad have stepped up this year especially the new recruits Mario Gotze and Thiago Alcantara and if any more will came. But the big question is if Robert Lewandowski will settle in as well as Gotze and Alcantara and if he can take Muller or Mandzukic’s position in the forwards.

 

Bert van Marwijk

In big news, unexpectedly Bert van Marwijk has just got sacked from Hamburg SV. After 143 days he is fired from his job and is no longer at a club. After losing all his last 8 matches, 3-0 or more, espcially 5-0 against Bayern Munich at home, then losing to the struggling Eintracht Braunschweiger 4-2 when Eintracht is at the bottom of the table. When they have only won four matches out of twenty one and lost thriteen and drawn the rest. The 61 year old ex-Holland boss won’t be happy with this decision and I’m not sure what he wants to do next but hopefully get into the Eredivisie in Holland. The problem was he was going to take over, Mirko Slomka when he got sacked in December, at Hannover 96. Hamburg leaked 51 goals in 21 matches, more than Bayern Leverkusen and Schalke 04 have even scored. Hamburg has had a massive step down after finishing 7th last year and is 17th at the moment in the Bundesliga. After managing Borussia Dortmund for two years and Holland for 4 years he no longer manages a club anymore. I wonder what Bert will do next and who will be Hamburg’s new coach.

Big Signings:

As you Borussia Dortmund have been having some trouble lately, with Mario Gotze and Robert Lewandowski leaving for Bayern Munich. Also Ivan Perisic left for Wolfsburg and Felipe Santana went off to Schalke 04. But they’ve managed  to buy some cover for their replacements. Manuel Friedirch and Erik Durm for free which is brilliant. Then the three big signings Henrikh Mkhitaryan for $27.5m, then Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for $13m, so it leaves Sokratis Papastathopoulas for $9.5m.

This has been a Brilliant two years for Bayern Munich with winning The Bundesliga, The Super Cup and DFB Pokal in Germany then UEFA Champions League, Fifa Club World Cup and then this year the UEFA Super Cup. With all the money they got of winning all those they went wild and bought some big signings like Mario Gotze for $37m, Thiago Alcantara for $25m. But then on the other hand they’ve also sold some big names like “the emerging” Emre Can for $5m, Luiz Gustavo for $17.5m, Mario Gomez for $15.5m and were lucky enough to snatch Robert Lewandowski of Borussia Dortmund for free!

The next team who have had some ups and downs are Bayern Leverkusen over the years their the team that also comes 3rd and 4th with Schalke 04 and never won anything really. With getting Can of Bayern Munich, Heung-Min Son for $10m, Giulio Donati for $3m. Then they sold Sidney Sam for $2.5m, Daniel Cavajal for $6.5m and Andre Schurrle to Chelsea for $22m.

The finally big signing team is Schalke 04 they manly bought players then sell some. The big signing our Kevin-Prince Boateng for $12m, Felipe Santana for only $1m, Leon s for $3.3m and Sidney Sam.

I hope you liked all the transfers from 2013/2014 there are some disappointments but then there are some brilliant transfers. The top teams are the ones with all the big signings and the money from good results and winning cups so its pretty tough for the teams that get knocked out from the first round or get relegated.

The German Squad

I’ve got all the stars from different leagues around europe into one squad. Its got a mixture of experienced players mixed with young talents which will develop into a brilliant team. Some players are stars in England, Spain, Italy and mostly the German Bundesliga. The problem last World Cup was they didn’t have the flow of young players coming in to give other players a rest. But I ashore this world cup Germany will blow your mind, with Schweinsteiger, Muller, Podolski  and Captain Lahm. This is the amazing squad.

Goalkeepers: Manuel Neuer, Rene Alder, Roman Weidenfeller and Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Bernd Leno

Defenders: Per Mertesacker, Marcell Jansen, Jerome Boateng, Mats Hummels, Heiko Westermann, Benedikt Howedes, Marcel Schmelzer, Philipp Lahm, Dennis Aogo,  Philipp Wollscheid, Andreas Beck

Midfielders: Toni Kroos, Mario Gotze, Marco Reus, Lars Bender, Julian Draxler, Sven Dender, Sidney Sam, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Mesut Ozil, Sami Khedira, llkay Gundogan, Aaron Hunt, Stefan Reidartz, Nicolai Muller, Roman Neustadter, Patrick Herrmann

Forwards: Thomas Muller, Andre Schurrle, Max Kruse, Lucas Podolski, Mario Gomez, Miroslav Klose, Stefan KieBling, Pierre-Micheal Lassoga, Julian Schieber

25 and Under’s

This is where I’ve built up a team all, 25 ‘s and younger from all the different teams of the bundesliga into one ultimate team. Some players you may know and some you may not. You may find players that come from not only Germany but Korea, Holland, Spain, Argentina and from lots of other countries around the world.

So in the goal I’ve picked these three outstanding players who I think will be stars later on in their lives. In the starting position is Marc-Andre ter Stegen, then his understudies is Bernd Leno and Sven Ulreich to protect that goal and not let a cleen sheet go past.

To help to protect that goal and shut down the strikers, I’ve put in David Alaba, Jerome Boateng, Holger Badstuber and Mats Hummels for my starting four in the defense. On the bench I have Omer toprak, Erik Durm and Benedikt Howedes.

In the midfield to spice up the team, and help those forwards to so those goals I have Mario Gotze, Marco Reus, IIkay Gundogan and Julian Draxler to start. Then in the substitutes I have put Thiago Alcantara, Toni Kroos and Xherden Shaqiri.

Up in front to score those fabulous goals, I’ve got Thomas Muller and Robert Lewandowski. In their backup I’ve got Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Heung-Min Son and Luuk de Jong.

I ashore you these players will be the next big thing in the Bundesiga if they stay. This team will be amazing with fresh new talent. This team has a mixture of players around the world and from all different clubs.

Manchester United out on the Search

Manchester United are struggling in the Barclays Premier League with coming 7th and getting knocked-out of the Capitol League Cup in penalty shot-outs. Also their key players in the midfield are striking the 30’s and some are very close to. So hopeful David Moyes can “Turn this train around” and buy a new young player to spice up the mid.

During the transfer season David went out on the search for his first player that caught his eye was Juan Mata during their game recently. Then he decided to look at the rest of europe, and so he found Claudio Marchisio from Juventus, he also found the German IIkay Gundogan from Borussia Dortmund. Moyes was very keen on IIkay but Jurgen Klopp wouldn’t let him go after he lost Mario Gotze to Bayern Munich. Gundogan had it all with being in one of the top clubs in the Bundsliga and being 23 years old so he was perfect for Manchester United. Claudio Marchisio wasn’t what David Moyes wanted being 28 years old and Juventus weren’t so keen on letting him go ether. So that just left Juan Mata at the age of 25 and a incredible game mind. David Moyes was happy with him, but he would still like a younger player. So Juan got the knob at $37 million pounds, but Juan will be missed at Chelsea but I’m sure he won’t make much of a difference when he leaves Chelsea. They still have Hazard, Lampard, Essien, Ramires, Obi Mikel and Oscar.

Road to the Champions League

After the transfer season, we come to the Champions league knock-out stages, where the best european clubs come together to play in one huge league. To get there you have to come in the top three places of the English premier league, the Spanish Primera Division or the German Bundesliga. The top two teams from the French Ligue 1 or the italian Serie A and you have to come first in the Netherlands Eredivisie, the Turkish Super Lig, the Russian Premier League, the Portuguese Primeira Liga, the Greece Super league or the Scottish Premiership to Qualify.

The first game in the round of 16 is between the “Unstoppable” Manchester City vs the “Ultimate” Barcelona. Manchester City will be ready for a challenge with the goal-scorers Negredo, Dzeko and Arguero. Also the big-boot Yaya Toure, and Vincent Kompany and Micah Richards who won’t let a thing get passed them. But the 100 scoring team will have troubles against with the brilliance of Messi and new-comer Neymar up in front, with Xavi and Iniesta to assist them. In defense they have Alves, Pique and Puyol.

The next match in the knock-out stages is the “Crucial” PSG vs the “Demanding” Bayer Leverkusen. PSG are a threat to most teams with the “Amazing” Ibrahimovic, Cavani, Lavezzi up in front. Also in midfield they have the young Lucas and Menez, obviously they have the “Wall” Thiago Silva in the defense. Bayer Leverkusen I think are up for a test, but I think they can handle it. With Kiebling and Heung-Min Son in the forwards and and the four talents all from Germany Hegeler, Sam, Rolfes and the young talent Can. Also in defense are Toprak and Wollscheid.

The third game in round of 16 is the “Touchy” AC Milan” vs” the Decisive” Atletico Madrid. Milan has new signing Balotelli and “Young Gun” El Shaarawy up in front. Balotelli’s new mate Kaka and De Jong in the mid. Back in defense it is Rami and Mexes. Atletico Madrid have former Barcelona striker David Villa up in front and Garcia and Gabi in the Midfield. In goal they have the 21 year old star Courtois.

The next match is between the “Gunners” Arsenal vs “Table toping” Bayern Munich. Arsenal will struggle against the table topping giants but they have a strong team. With Podolski, Walcott and young shot Oxlade-Chamberlain in the forwards. In the middle they have Ozil, Wilshere, Arteta. Then back in defense they have Sagna, Mertesacker and Vermaelen. But the gunners will have trouble against the German giants who are arguable the best club in the world. This side has Muller and Mandzukic in the forwards, to help them up in front they have Ribery, Robben, Kroos, Schweinstieger and young talent Gotze it will be hard to pick out of these guys. Back to protect the goal they have Lahm, Boateng and young shot Alaba, with Neuer in the goal.

The fifth match is between the “Tricky” Zenit vs the “Dicey” Borussia Dortmund. Zenit are one of the most unexpected teams with the “Brilliant” Hulk up in front. Then the Aresenal great Arshavin, Witsel and Danny in midfield. Then they have Neto and Nombaerts in Defense. Dortmund have Lewandowski and Aubameyang up in front, then to support the forwards they have Bender, Gundagon and the “Brilliant” Reus in the mid. Back in defense is Hummels, Subotic and “Young talent” Durm.

This match is between the “Stunning” Olympiakos Piraeus vs the “Red devils” Manchester United. Piraeus are up to play the mighty Red Devils with Saviola and the “Young Talent” Campell as the strikers. In midfield they have Weiss and Samaris. In the defense their is Bong and Manolas. United are struggling because their 7th on the premier league but they have a brilliant side with Rooney, Van Persie, Kagawa, Welbeck, Hernandez and it have to be really hard to pick out of these talents. Then they have Nani, Young, Carrick and the “Young Great” Januzaj. Back in defense they have Vidic, Evra and “Young Star” Jones.

The second-to-last match is the “Unbelievable” Galatasarary vs the “Mights Blues” Chelsea. Galatasarary are pretty lucky to have former legend for Chelsea Drogba as their striker. In the Mid they have Holland star Sneijder, Inan and Melo. In the Defense are Eboue and Chedjou. While on the other their is Cameroon Legend Eto’o, Torres and Mata, then in the middle of the field is Hazard, Lampard, Ramires and “Young Talent”  Oscar. To protect the goal they have Terry, Luiz, Cole and Ivanovic, then in goal they obviously have Cech.

The Final match is between the “Shocking” Schalke 04 vs the “Incredible” Real Madrid. Schalke are going to play their best side to win against, which probably is Huntelaar and Szalai up in front, then in the midfield Boateng, Farfan and “Young Talents” Draxler and Meyer. Back in the defense is Matip, Howedes and Santana. Real Madrid are one of the best sides in the world with arguably the best player in the world Ronaldo and Benzema in the forwards. To support the forwards they have di Maria, Bale, Alonso and khedira in the middle of the pitch. Back in the defense are Pepe, Ramos, Marcelo and “Young Talent” Varane. Then the Spanish captain Casillas in the goal.