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Since the arrival of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Robinho, Milan always take the player nicknamed "Super Pippo" was. This season, 37-year-old player to appear four times, all as a substitute.
However, Inzaghi is often a decisive victory. This is indicated when the former Juventus striker scored two goals while playing the series 2-2 versus Real Madrid in the Champions League last week.
Donations goal was not yet made his name automatically entered subscription list Milan starter. Inzaghi names are still kept by the coach Massimiliano Allegri Milan when they travel to Bari on the weekend. This makes Pippo disappointed and ready to lift the foot of the San Siro.
"I still want to be considered important. I do not want employed only at certain moments. We'll see in two months. I still have great ambitions for AC Milan, but I also still want to play and I'm in good shape," Inzaghi clear to Rete 4.
"I've got two bids and I'm glad there are those who are still interested in my ability," he continued.
Currently Inzaghi is still under contract with the "Rossoneri" until 2011. Milan vice-president, Adriano Galliani, confirmed it will not allow Inzaghi go. "I have spoken with Pippo after he renew his contract that I do not give a chance he goes. He remained with us," said Galliani.
War of words between the two team shirts are getting hotter every time ahead of derby duel, which will take place tonight at home to City. "The Citizens" who had never tasted title long claimed that they were the best club in the city of Manchester.
Responding to all the messages, Ferguson said the club as "a noisy neighbor." Ferguson was always repeated the statement that the City "only way" for poor fact title.
"I do not know what made him like that, may appeal the ad, but I think they can not boast of it," said Ferguson ahead of derby duel at the City of Manchester Stadium on Wednesday (10/11/2010) night.
"I do not see how they think it will hurt us as opposed to playing on the soccer field. I immediately said I thought it was stupid and they probably think that's how they are now," he added.
"I think it might be inappropriate for a number of their supporters, but not all. The others must be mortified. If you ask their supporters, I think they would prefer to see the parade the trophy around the city before they start proud," he continued.
"I mean, there's a City supporter who put up a tattoo that read 'Winner Cup'. The people proud. Unfortunately, the fans (City) as bad as the directors, but I think a lot of fans who would rather see the parade the trophy before they began to shout from the rooftops, "he explained.
At the meeting last season, Manchester United always win in two Premier League games. At Old Trafford, "Red Devils" won 4-3 through goals in injury time Owen dramatic. In the cage City, Manchester United won again with the score 1-0.
Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson believes Joe Cole has an outside chance of facing his former club Chelsea this weekend.
Cole appeared to have been ruled out for a fortnight following scans on the hamstring injury that forced him off during the second half of Sunday’s win at Bolton.
But Hodgson insists the 28-year-old’s injury is not serious and has not discounted him for the Sunday’s Barclays Premier League clash with the champions at Anfield.
Hodgson told the club’s website, www.liverpoolfc.tv: “With Cole it’s not as bad as feared. It shouldn’t keep him out for that long.
“I would say it’s a week to 10-day injury. The scan was positive in that it’s a very minor tear he has, but you can’t really put a definite date on how long that tear is going to take to repair. But the physical people are very optimistic.
“It’s a question of how quickly he can recover and what progress he can make.
“At the moment he’s not even ruled out for the Chelsea game but we’ll see how he goes later in the week.”
England international Cole is trying to establish himself at Liverpool after leaving Stamford Bridge on a free transfer in the summer.
The injury will definitely keep him out of Thursday’s Europa League group match against Napoli.
Full-back Glen Johnson could feature against the Italians at Anfield after four games out with a thigh injury.
Forward Dirk Kuyt continues to make good progress in his recovery from an ankle injury and could come into contention to face Chelsea.
The Dutchman was injured on international duty last month but the problem has not proved as bad as first thought.
“For the weekend he’s a possibility if all goes well with the training sessions on Friday and Saturday,” Hodgson said.
The news is not so positive for Daniel Agger, who looks set to remain on the sidelines for some time. The Dane has been out since September 25.
Hodgson said: “It’s a question of time and there’s not so much more the physios and medical staff can do. We have to be patient.”
It seems that Manchester United was trying to get a penalty call on the previous play and then Nani handled the ball when he fell down, but the referee didn't call anything. Gomes thought he did and was beaten by the quick thinking Nani. United won the match 2-0.
“How can (the referee) give the goal, he’s handled the ball and it was a free-kick.
“Gomes puts the ball down to take a free-kick. It’s obvious. Why would he stand there and leave the ball there after he saw him handball it?”
Despite rarely threatening the United goal in the second half, Redknapp felt the goal denied his side any chance of a comeback.
“You never know (whether Spurs might have snatched a point). The game lasts 90 minutes, we were one down, we may get another opportunity to score, you don’t know.”
United boss Sir Alex Ferguson, though, felt Tottenham’s Brazil goalkeeper only had himself to blame.
He said: “It was bizarre. No-one knew at the time what was wrong. One minute the goalkeeper had the ball in his hands and next it’s in his net.
“Nani looked back and looked at the referee and the referee said play on, so what can he do but put the ball in the net?
“You can look at the referee and look at the linesmen and blame them, but the goalkeeper should know better. He’s an experienced goalkeeper. I thought he made a mess of it.”
It was during a visit to Prague that a besotted Henry, 61, pursued her with a string of emails and phone calls.
When he won her over – on the condition that she keep her name – their wedding on his yacht was followed by spectacular reception for 400 guests including comedian Larry David and film-makers the Farrelly brothers, as well as the band Maroon 5, who performed.
But despite the trappings of celebrity, the couple are as earnest as they are showy. Henry, who bought the Red Sox in 2002 for £435m, is worth a reputed billion dollars, thanks to a successful career in futures and foreign exchange trading. He is known for mechanical efficiency in his business dealings.
Pizzuti, meanwhile – whom Henry met at a bar in 2008 – has a passion for sustainability and recently managed a project of green houses in her hometown of Lynnfield, Massachusetts.
Pizzuti has immediately struck a different note to the WAGs now lambasted for decadent lifestyles and near-compulsive shopping. She is one of a number of women on the periphery of football who match style with substance.
Television presenter Christine Bleakley, who is dating Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard, has consistently rejected the WAG label, citing her untamed curly hair as proof she has weightier issues on her mind.
Anfield's love affair with Pizzuti will have to stand the test of time – and results – but she has impressed the faithful enough to stake a claim as the thinking man (and woman's) WAG.
"New Queen of Anfield?" another supporter mused on Twitter. "Undoubtedly," came the response.
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
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Before the game, Jose Mourinho declared that the only “player I fear is Inzaghi”, while after the 2-2 draw Zlatan Ibrahimovic pleaded with management to make the veteran his regular partner in attack. At 37, Inzaghi still has the fire and passion of a teenager. His acceleration off the mark between one and five yards is still razor sharp, and there has never been a striker in the history of the game with better movement, penalty box brains and instincts than this legend.
Great goals, average goals, fluky goals, vital goals, meaningless goals, headers, shin kicks, tap-ins, he celebrates each one in the same euphoric manner. With four goals in just five games this season, Inzaghi is still a vital part of this Milan setup.
9) Arnold Muhren
Less recognised among younger fans is the name of Arnold Mühren who was the midfield dictator of the side and provided the superb 40-yard crossfield pass for THAT goal by Van Basten in the final win over the USSR. Mühren was 37 at the time of Euro 88, and the former Manchester United star continued to play at the highest level with Ajax for another year before retiring.
8) Javier Zanetti
This brilliantly modest Argentine, equally adept in defence or midfield, signed for Inter in 1995 from Banfield and has been consistently world class for almost 15 years. Last season at the age of 36 years and eight months, Zanetti produced arguably the two best performances of his career as he completely shut out the greatest player of his generation Lionel Messi as Inter defeated Barcelona in the Champions League semi final on the way to glory.
Now 37, Zanetti has showed no signs of slowing down. Still captain of Inter and still the best full back in Serie A.
7) Lothar Matthäus
Legendary midfielder, and later a libero, whose number of years at the very top of European football almost matched that of Milan’s Paolo Maldini. Although he was at his very best between the mid-80s and mid-90s where he won trophies galore with Bayern Munich, the Scudetto with Inter and, of course, captained West Germany to the 1990 World Cup success – he was still class personified right up until the end of his career.
6) Pietro Vierchowod
He was man-of-the-match along with fellow defender Moreno Torricelli at the age of 37 in Juventus' 1996 Champions League final win over Louis Van Gaal’s star-studded Ajax side, and was playing for Milan the following year at 38. When he finally retired at 41, the 45-cap Italy international was still easily good enough at the very top level.
5) Stanley Matthews
The game ended in ignominious circumstances as the Three Lions went down 4-1 to Denmark in Copenhagen. A true legend of the English game, Matthews is revered by fans of Stoke City and Blackpool, the clubs for which he played between 1932 and 1965 and was renowned for his gentleman's etiquette.
Indeed, over 700 league games he was never booked. He won a solitary FA Cup during his playing days and was the recipient of the inaugural Ballon d'Or in 1956 at the age of 41.
4) Roger Milla
Amazingly, Milla was back four years later, aged 42, to compete at USA becoming the oldest World Cup player in history. His close-range goal against Russia gave him another record, the oldest scorer at the finals.
3) Alfredo Di Stefano
The legendary attacking midfielder was still pulling all the strings for Real Madrid a couple of years shy of 40 – the age he hung up his boots – and he was Spanish Player of the Year at 38 when he led the Blancos to his eighth Primera title. Di Stefano and Puskas really were the Golden Oldie couple.
2) Ferenc Puskas
Puskas was still one of the best forwards in the world in his late thirties. He won the Pichichi Trophy for top-scorer in Spain at the age of 37, and a year later scored 15 goals in 23 games as Real Madrid won another league title. At the age of 39, Puskas won the European Cup for a third time – scoring five goals over two games against Feyenoord along the way.
1) Paolo Maldini
Having spent his entire club career in the red and black No.3 shirt of Milan, Maldini spent a record-breaking 25 years in the first team. In that time, he won seven Serie A championships, one Coppa Italia, five Supercoppa Italianas, five Champions Leagues, five European Super Cups, two Intercontinental Cups and one FIFA World Club Cup.
Undeniably world class until 38 – an age where former Italy coach Marcello Lippi attempted to coax him out of international retirement for the 2006 World Cup - Maldini captained the Rossoneri to Champions League glory one month short of his 39th birthday in 2007, and when he retired at 40 years and 11 months in May 2009 he had just been Milan’s best defender that season.
Honourable mentions go to Jose Altafini (Italian Serie A’s greatest ever Brazilian who starred for Juventus until the age of almost 38), Ricardo Bochini (one of the best in South America for Independiente until injury forced him to retire at 37), Dejan Petkovic (instrumental in Flamengo winning the Brazilian title at 37), Ryan Giggs (turns 37 this month and still top class for Manchester United), Alessandro Costacurta (flawless at 37 in the 2003 Champions League final win, and retired for Milan at 41), Toninho Cerezo (brilliant for Sampdoria in the European Cup final against Barcelona in 1992 at 37, and man of the match at almost 39 in Sao Paulo's Intercontinental Cup win over Milan in 1993), Donato (led Deportivo to La Liga title at 37, retired for them at 40, and there were rumours he was actually much older), Morten Olsen (world class libero for Danish Dynamite at almost 37 during 1986 World Cup, and played for his country until 39), Manfred Burgsmüller (prolific goalscorer who played a key role in Werder Bremen's Bundesliga success of 1988 at the age of 38, was still scoring in the European Cup the following season), Romario (top-scorer of the Brasileiro at age 40).