Wales football superstar Gareth Bale supports the Royal British Legion’s sport Remembers campaign in a bid to commemorate sportsmen who serve the country.
Roose was instrumental in the change of football laws before he lost his life whilst in active service in World War One. Roose had a lot of influence and he joined the 9th Royal Fusiliers in the summer of 1916 aged 38. He was serving at the Battle of Somme where he died on October 7, 1916.
The late goalkeeper, of Wrexham nativity, is one of the first celebrity footballers. He had a habit of bouncing the ball with his hands up as far as the halfway line. It used to infuriate the Football Association. The laws were changed because of him in 1912, making it legitimate for goalkeepers. (more…)
Aston Villa recently appointed Steve Bruce as manager after sacking former coach Roberto Di Matteo.
The 55-year old coach described the task of helping Aston Villa return to the Premier League, as soon as possible, as the most daunting challenge of his career. He added that he knows he is capable, having helped teams get promotions four times from the second tier. He said his passion for the side will propel him to achieve his vision.
“One of the hardest parts of management is trying to bring a club back after it’s been relegated because there is a lot of doom and gloom around, especially among supporters,” Bruce said. The former Hull City boss appointed his former help Steven Clemence as the first team coach. Clemence worked in the same capacity at Hull.
Real Madrid forward player Gareth Bale has yet to sign a contract extension with the Spanish side.
Indeed Real Madrid has been barred by the UEFA from signing new players, and Gareth Bale will want to use this situation to his advantage in order to get the best possible deal.
Gareth Bale has recently stated that he has no intention to leave the club as he believes that Real Madrid is the best club in the world. He said that he is happy playing for them and that he wants to end his career there.
There have been recent speculations that Manchester United might be preparing a bid for the player as Jose Mourinho is looking to make another marquee signing. It is believed that Mourinho is not satisfied with some of his summer signings and that he is looking for players that can help bring Manchester United to the next level.
Welshman Gareth Bale is set to inspire Real Madrid to their first La Liga win in eight years in the absence of teammate Cristiano Ronaldo who is out injured.
The 27-year old led Wales to European glory when they broke their record of over 58 years at the Euro 2016 in France when they reached the semi finals. Sportsmail reported that the Santiago Bernabeu management is set to offer the player a ‘contract for life,’ in lieu of the plans they had for him. It shows the management wants him to be the next big thing after the 31-year old Ronaldo retires.
Welsh superstar player Gareth Bale is all worried that the injury Real Madrid team mate Cristiano Ronaldo sustained at the final of the Euro 2016 tournament might affect his performance as they start preparations for the next season.
“Terrible to see Cris come off like that. Hope it’s nothing too bad,” Bale posted on Twitter. Real Madrid won the UEFA Champions League in the last campaign, making it the second in three years but they have failed to win the Spanish La Liga for years now. The last time they lifted the local league was when they won it under former manager Jose Mourinho, who is now with Manchester United.
Current manager Zinedine Zidane was able to transform the fortunes of the club when he took over in the last season but will likely make the La Liga a priority this year. Their chief rival Barcelona have won the title numerous times in recent years are going to be the main contender in the coming season, so Real Madrid would not be able to afford its most consistent goal scorer for six years to be injured as they kick off the campaign next month.
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has claimed that Gareth Bale can help Wales beat England at the Euros.
The former French midfielder has stated that Gareth Bale has been in excellent form this season and that it is natural that he will go on and become a star at the Euros. He said that one player cannot make a team but that a single player can surely inspire others. He believes that he will be the one that will inspire Wales to beat England at the Euros.
He said that his presence in the team would cause the other players to believe that anything can happen on the pitch. He will inspire the others and make Wales quite difficult to beat in France. Zidane said he was pleased that Bale will be participating at the Euros. For him, he is one of the best players in the world and that he need to take part in such event on a regular basis. He said that Bale will benefit from the experience of such a tournament and that he hopes that he will be able to participate at the next World Cup. (more…)
Real Madrid star, Sergio Ramos says his team mate, Gareth Bale, is unstoppable. This comes ahead of the team’s UEFA Champions League match against English side, Manchester City. The Wales centre forward returns back to England for the first time as Real Madrid dream of their 11th Champions League title.
Gareth Bale joined the Spanish club for a world record fee of 85 million Pounds in 2013. This season, the talisman has 18 goals form 26 games to his belt. Real Madrid captain, Ramos, says the player is unstoppable due to his frightening form.
“Gareth is in frightening form at the moment
“The way he is playing he looks unstoppable.”
Real Madrid’s superstars have flown into Manchester ahead of their Champions League encounter with Manchester City. The club goes into the game with a doubt for star player, Cristiano Ronaldo but he stopped to sign for fans and showed no signs of the injury – a thigh strain – that kept him out of Real’s weekend clash with win against Rayo Vallecano as a precaution. Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale, with real injury scares recently, were also present.
Benzema limped out of Madrid’s 3-2 win over Rayo Vallecano at the weekend, leaving coach Zinedine Zidane waiting to see if he will be fit to play.
Zidane said earlier: “I hope it’s nothing and that he can play on Tuesday, but we don’t know yet.”
“Here, of course, he has experience of playing against Manchester City, many of their players, and at their stadium.
“But in a game like this it can be about a bit of individual quality, which he is more than capable of producing.
“The attacking players we have are very special, but we defenders are going to have to do a big job in Manchester,” Ramos added.
Gary Neville was recently sacked from his managerial role in Valencia. Under the guidance of the English manager, Valencia went through a string of 9 winless league matches and this was hugely influential upon the eventual sacking of Neville who only managed to stay in charge of the Spanish club for a little over 3 months.
Even with this recent sacking of Neville from Valencia, Gareth Bale believes that Neville will be able to pick himself up and bounce right back as the Welshman voiced his thoughts in relation to the sacking of the English tactician who had a very underwhelming managerial spell with Valencia.
“It is obviously difficult coming to Spain anyway and being a manager where you really do have to be vocal and speak the language. It is obviously a difficult situation but I felt given time he’s shown how much he knows about football and it is obviously a shame he’s been sacked. I’m sure he’ll bounce back from the experience and it will stand him in good stead for the future.” Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale said.
Gareth Bale and Gary Neville both went through a similar thing in the sense that both football figures went from working in the Premier League and went to the Spanish league.
Valencia is the first club that Gary Neville has taken charge of but even though it wasn’t a very memorable time for Neville, Bale is certain that the English manager will learn from it and take charge of another club and improve from there on out.
Former Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp believes that Manchester United can become title challengers once again if they bring in Gareth Bale back to the Premier league.
The former Tottenham star is currently with Real Madrid, but it appears that speculation about a return to the English league will never go away. This is largely because Cristiano Ronaldo has continued to dominate the headlines even though Bale is being played in a much more forward role. Bale missed out on being nominated for the FIFA Ballon d’Or award shortlist whereas Ronaldo was for yet another year.
Even then, Redknapp believes that Bale is a supremely talented player who can turn around the fortunes of United. The Red Devils have been struggling to come anywhere near winning the title since the days of Sir Alex Ferguson came to an end. In fact, the club are struggling to even finish in the top four. It has been reported that United have been very keen on bringing Bale even before the winger went to Real Madrid. David Moyes has confirmed that this was indeed the case. The former United manager was involved in a number of failed attempts to get star names. (more…)
Angel Di Maria reckons Argentina needs a tall man in the attacking line in order to be more aggressive and win the games by much bigger margins.
There has been a bit of criticism of late that the Argentineans are not able to dictate terms even when they come up against weaker oppositions.
In the currently going Copa America competition in Chile, Argentina took on Paraguay to start their campaign and could only manage a draw.
And, then, versus Jamaica, they won by a slender margin of one goal.
In both those games, they were expected to be more dominant as they have some big names on the paper.
But, according to Di Maria, when the minnow teams face Argentina, they tend to be back most of the times and that makes it difficult for La Albiceleste to score too many no. of goals. If there had been the presence of a tall attacker, playing in the air would have been possible and that would probably have yielded better results. (more…)