Sahil Bhalla

The Daily Dose Of Information – Episode 6 (The Stadium #4)

In The Stadium on July 12, 2008 at 5:20 pm

The Daily Dose Of Information – Episode 6
Topic: Sports
Date: 12th July, 2008

Hello and welcome to another episode of “The Daily Dose Of Information”. Today’s episode is another one on sports and it is episode 5.I just had to do another sports one. I am sorry guys but I have to get in on all the exciting football transfers and rumours that have been going on for quite some time and will be going on until the transfer windows closes on August 31st, 2008.

I hope you all have been keeping abreast with all the latest in Cycling and Cricket as some exciting things are happening there too. I promise you that the next episode will not be on sports.

Without further ado, I bring to you the next episode of “The Daily Dose Of Information”.

News Just In:

To start off there is some breaking news that just came in last night. Do you people remember Samir Nasri? Well sometime back, according to his website he had completed a five-year deal at Arsenal. A day or so later, Arsenal denied it and said they were only in negotiations. Well now I am pleased to tell you that the deal has finally gone through! Since I am an Arsenal fan, I am very happy with this news as I think he is a great player from all the videos I have seen from his days in Marseille.

Here is the headline from Soccernet – Arsenal complete deal for Marseille starlet Nasri.

Arsenal’s new signing Samir Nasri feels he has all the qualities to fit right in with club’s culture of ‘amazing football’.

The Gunners finally completed what has been a protracted pursuit of the attack-minded midfielder from Marseille on what they describe as a ‘long-term contract’ for an undisclosed fee on Friday. The move could now pave the way for unsettled Belarus winger Alexander Hleb to join Barcelona. Nasri, 21-year-old, certainly has great potential having featured for France at Euro 2008 and helped Marseille claim third place in Ligue 1 last season to qualify for the Champions League

News that came in right after the Nasri news is about Peter Crouch and Rafa Benitez. Pompey have just paid £11 Mmillion. It is a good move for Crouch as he was not getting much first team football at Liverpool. This is his sceond time at the club having first played in the 2001/02 season.

‘This club is going places and they can match my ambitions,’ the 6’7″ striker said following his third reunion with manager Harry Redknapp.

‘It’s fantastic to be back,’ Crouch added. ‘I believe Harry gets the best out of me and think the best years of my career can be here.’ ‘The chance of regular first team football was part of the appeal. I know I’ll have to work hard to prove myself in training, but I believe my best years are in front of me.’ Redknapp said: ‘When I first mentioned Peter to (Portsmouth chief executive) Peter Storrie last year, I didn’t think we’d get him.

Two other quick pieces of news to end of the first half of this episodes.

Firstly, the Russain star player at the Euro 08 Andrei Arshavin is heavily linked with a move to Arsenal. His agent claims that he is desperate to move to Arsenal.

Lachter says Zenit want £24million for the 27-year-old, who has been linked with Premier League rivals Arsenal and Chelsea.

The player’s agent, though, has suggested that Arshavin would welcome the opportunity to move to Emirates Stadium.

“Andrei is desperate to join Arsenal,” said Lachter in the Daily Mirror.

“His style of play would suit them perfectly.”

Final item to end of this section! The word is going around that Adriano Galliani is saying that AC Milan have put a move for Emmanuel Adebayor on hold amid reports the club are close to signing Ronaldinho. Does this mean Adebayor will be staying at Arsenal? Though he is linked to Barcelona as well!


What Are The Chances Of These Going Through?

  1. Everton’s Andy Johnson is linked with a £11 Million move to Wigan Athletic. Steve Bruce has made Johnson his priority signing. I think this deal will go through and there is a 75% chance of it happening.
  2. Barcelona are moving ahead in their pursuit of Arsenal player Alexander Hleb. Hleb, a 27 year old has been unsettled at Arsenal for quite some time now and is looking for a way out. Also, with Arsenal signing Nasir and soon to be signed Arshavin, Hleb may not get much first team football. So chances of this deal going through are 80%.
  3. According to The Sun, Manchester United has tabled a £20 Million bid for Tottenham stirker Dimitar Bebatov. Now nothing about this has been in the news and all of a sudden a bid has come. Well it  is unlikely to go through any time soon as it seems Manchester United are not that keen. Chances are only 45%.
  4. Lampard to Inter Milan to re join with old coach Jose Mourinho? Now will this happen or not? Well if what The Sun is saying is right then chances are high. The Sun is claiming that new Chelsea boss Scolari has promised Frank Lampard he would help him make the move to Inter Milan and with Mourinho keen on signing this is an almost done deal. Chances are as high as 95%!
  5. Finally, Portsmouth are poised to make a £10 Million bid for Chelsea winger Shaun Wright-Phillips. This coming in according to The Independent. Now this may be possible but none of the clubs have shown any intent or interest in this deal. Chances are a low 40%.

News Around The World:

Queiroz has been appointed as boss of Portugal. The Manchester United assistant manager has finally left Manchester UNited to beocme the new head of Portugal. He has signed a four-year contract and is 53 years of age.

N’Zogbia: I dream of Arsenal… or Tottenham

French midfielder Charles N’Zogbia has dealt Newcastle boss Kevin Keegan a blow by admitting he is still keen on a move, with Premier League rivals Arsenal a preferred destination.

Lastly to close the show, Beckham is saying that Ronaldo’s choice between staying at Manchester United or going to Real Madrid is a very tough choice.

David Beckham believes Cristiano Ronaldo has an ‘incredibly difficult choice’ to make between staying at Manchester United or joining Real Madrid.

Ronaldo, who has this summer spelt out his ‘dream’ of playing for the Spanish giants, has agreed with Sepp Blatter’s claim that there is ‘modern slavery’ in the transfer market.

‘I agree with the comments of the president of FIFA. What he said is right,’ the 23-year-old winger told Portuguese channel TVI.

Show Links;

  1. Arsenal complete deal for Marseille starlet Nasri
  2. Portsmouth unveil £11 Million striker Crouch
  3. Arshavin Eyes Arsenal Move
  4. Galliana Halts Adebayor Chase
  5. Queiroz appointed as boss of Portugal
  6. N’Zogbia: I dream of Arsenal… or Tottenham
  7. Tough Choice For Roanldo, says Beckham

That is all. I hope you are now up to date with all the happenings in the transfer market of Football Clubs. I also hope that you are now ready for the next season of The Barclay’s Premier League which starts on August 18th. I for one cannot wait for it and I am sure you people cannot as well.

This is the last episode on Sports for some while now. I think I need to do other topics as well.

The next episode is going to be a special episode so look out for it tonigh or tomorrow morning.

This is your host, Sahil Bhalla signing off and saying Go Arsenal!


ONE BONUS VIDEO:

This is a video from The Euro 2008 Championships and it is a Top 10 Goals video. Check it out.

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  2. Your blog is very original and well presented Sahil, you will build up quite a readership with this, good luck.

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