The inclusion of David De Gea and Petr Cech among the four shortlisted goalkeepers to be named in European League Best IX shows that English Premier League goalkeepers are highly rated. Although we can expect voters for the continent’s Team of the Year, consisting of Euro sports journo, will favour Bayern Munich and German’s goalkeeper, Manuel Neuer, who had an excellent 2013-2014 season, the standard shown by Premier League’s goalkeepers are actually not that far from Neuer.
David De Gea has been excellent in the past 12 months and so have Simon Mignolet, Wojciech Szczęsny, Tim Howards and Tim Krul. So, I decided to take a look at 10 top English Premier League goalkeepers for your consideration and I would like you to name the goalkeeper that you think is the best in the Premier League. Easy peasy, right? (more…)
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At eight, most kids are probably just beginning to learn to play football properly. Some are just starting to know how to kick the football. Later, when they reached ten, they will learn how to develop other skills such as dribbling and running with the ball. Football is not an easy sport to master. Without proper training or natural gift from God, you will be just like everyone else – ordinary!
Therefore, watching young Claudio Gabriel Nancufil in action (see video below) is an absolute pleasure. Claudio Gabriel Nancufil, nicknamed ‘Snow Messi’, plays for a junior club in Bariloche, Argentina, which is on the foothills of the Andes. The boy is only eight years old, mind you, but his football skills would put to shame many players way above his age. Even our Harimau Malaya boys can learn a thing or two from Claudio (more…)
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National back-up bowler, Syimir Abdul Razak walks away with RM40,000 at the 36th Malaysian International Open Bowling Championship 2013 after defeating compatriot and three-time champion, Zulmazran Zulkifli in the step-ladder final today. The 21 year old, surprised everyone at the Sunway Mega Lanes at Sunway Pyramid, Petaling Jaya by topping the men’s category in the 8 games roll-off in the Masters. He was seeded first in the step ladder because of that and waited for the top six to compete against each other for the right to play against him in the final.
Defending champion, Zulmazran Zulkifli was in no mood to relinquish his title and rolled 9 strikes in the round two of the step-ladder to saw off the challenge of Australian, Sam Cooley and former Malaysian international Kang Bo Long. Zul was pumped up and his 253 scores makes him the favourite to win the Malaysia Open for the fourth time. (more…)