HomeNewsTour DatesBandsHistoryOzzfest StoreOzTVPhotosForum
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
News: Welcome Back!
 
   Home   Help Search Login Register  
Pages: 1 ... 5 6 [7] 8 9 10
 61 
 on: August 28, 2014, 02:55:10 am 
Started by fangxu0220 - Last post by fangxu0220
TORONTO -- If the eye-catching smile doesnt get you, the electric play on the basepaths will. Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes gets peoples attention with his unique brand of baseball. Hes a dynamo with great range in the field and track star speed. And over the last week or two, he finally looks like the Reyes of old. The three-time all-star, one of the key pieces in a November 2012 blockbuster trade with Miami, was hampered by injury problems in his first season in Toronto. It was more of the same earlier this year as a tight hamstring kept him out of the lineup for a few weeks. Once he returned, it took some time for Reyes to find his rhythm. The leadoff hitter has found it now and his play is a big reason why the Blue Jays have moved to the top of the American League East division standings. "He makes us that much better," said Blue Jays manager John Gibbons. "Hes really the catalyst because hes up at the top of the lineup." A revitalized starting rotation and homer-happy lineup are two big reasons why the Blue Jays are flying high. But Reyes has provided the powerful Toronto offence with a real edge since his return. With impressive bat skills and a constant threat to run, Reyes offers a nice contrast to the big swingers like Melky Cabrera, Edwin Encarnacion and Jose Bautista who usually follow him in the order. Pitchers have a hard time concentrating on the plate with a speedster like Reyes on base. "Hes so capable of stirring things up," said Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon. "Hes one of those catalysts. Theres a few real catalytic players in the game and hes one of them." Reyes, who had three hits in Wednesdays 3-2 win over the Rays, had an 11-game hitting streak end a night later. He had his first three-steal game as a Blue Jay last weekend and wowed the Rogers Centre crowd by scoring from second base on a groundout. "Hes one of those guys thats hard to take your eye off of when youre watching a baseball game," said Toronto second baseman Steve Tolleson. "Hes able to do so many things offensively and defensively. Defensively hes able to play a little bit deeper than most shortstops because he has a tremendous arm and he has the speed to close in on balls that he needs to. "Hes in an elite group when it comes to that. Hes been a lot of fun to watch." However, Reyes isnt immune to the occasional hiccup in the field. He made a throwing error on a potential game-ending ground ball Thursday night and the Royals came back to win 8-6 in 10 innings. He took full ownership for the miscue after the game. "This is baseball, sometimes mistakes are going to happen," Reyes said. "I just have to learn from it." Despite the occasional negative, the native of Santiago, Dominican Republic brings plenty of positives to the diamond. In a game earlier this week, Reyes dropped a soft bunt down in his first at-bat. He accelerated like a shot and seemed to be halfway down the first-base line by the time the pitcher left the mound to retrieve the ball before conceding the single. When the next batter belted one off the wall, Reyes was quickly in full flight and scored with a head-first slide. Its the kind of get-your-jersey-dirty, fast-paced style that fans and teammates love. "The last few weeks my leg feels good," Reyes said. "Its good to play pain-free. I dont have to worry about anything. Before, four or five weeks ago, I still had a little concern with my hamstring being 100 per cent. "But right now its 110 per cent." Reyes, 30, who won a batting title with the New York Mets in 2011, has seen his average rise as his comfort level returned. Entering the game against the Royals, he has reached base safely in 24 of his last 25 games. The three-time National League stolen base leader (2005-07) has also swiped 11 bags over the last 25 games entering Thursdays matchup. His well-rounded game is a big reason why Torontos offence is so feared. "When they made the trade and brought him in last year, I think thats what everybody kind of envisioned," Gibbons said. "Hes been banged up a little bit since hes been here but now hes healthy. "What hes doing now is really what hes done his whole career and so I think people are just really getting a look at it." Reyes also brings an infectious personality to the ballpark and is usually the first one out of the dugout to congratulate his teammates. More than anything, he has the ability to put the Blue Jays in a position to manufacture runs. Whether through stolen bases, sacrifices or just aggressive base-running, Reyes can often secure that extra base and create more scoring opportunities. "Im capable of doing a lot of stuff," Reyes said. "People (have) seen (over) the last few weeks what Im able to do on the field." <a href="http://www.dolphinsstore.us.com/Black-72-Jawuan-James-Womens-Jersey/">http://www.dolphinsstore.us.com/Black-72-Jawuan-James-Womens-Jersey/</a>. Beirnes added two assists and picked up seven loose balls in the 16-12 win over the Knighthawks. Edmonton defenceman Kyle Rubisch is the defensive player of the week after collecting three assists, 11 loose balls and forcing five turnovers to help the Rush defeat Philadelphia 12-10 on Friday. <a href="http://www.dolphinsstore.us.com/Black-13-Dan-Marino-Womens-Jersey/">Dolphins Dan Marino Green Jersey</a>. Duquette signed a three-year contract on Sunday. He will be introduced to the media in a news conference Tuesday morning. The 53-year-old Duquette will attempt to bring the Orioles out of their run of 14 successive losing seasons. <a href="http://www.dolphinsstore.us.com/Black-27-Jimmy-Wilson-Womens-Jersey/">http://www.dolphinsstore.us.com/Black-27-Jimmy-Wilson-Womens-Jersey/</a>. "I was ready to play the biggest game of my career," Backstrom said Sunday following the game. "And two-and-a-half hours before the game, I got pulled aside." Backstrom paused, choked with emotion and appeared to be on the verge of tears. <a href="http://www.dolphinsstore.us.com/Black-91-Cameron-Wake-Womens-Jersey/">Dolphins Cameron Wake White Jersey</a>.S. mens hockey team at the Sochi Olympics. Minnesota defenceman Ryan Suter and centre Dustin Brown of the Los Angeles Kings will be the alternate captains, U. <a href="http://www.dolphinsstore.us.com/Black-17-Ryan-Tannehill-Womens-Jersey/">Dolphins Ryan Tannehill Womens Jersey</a>. Hamelin of Sainte-Julie, Que., was first 3,222 points after finishing atop the podium in Sundays 1,000 metres, then seventh in the 3,000 metres. Bradette of St-Felicien, Que., earned 3,223 points for the top spot. HOUSTON -- Oklahoma City coach Scott Brooks showed his team each of the 12 3-pointers Houston made in its 73-point first half Thursday night. The halftime video session worked. The Rockets didnt make another 3, and were held to a franchise-low in points in the second half of the Thunders 104-92 win. Kevin Durant scored 36 points and Reggie Jackson added 23 to lift Oklahoma City to the victory. James Harden and Terrence Jones scored 16 points apiece for Houston, which had just 19 second-half points after its season-best performance in the first half -- setting an NBA record for the largest scoring differential between two halves. Houstons 19-point second half is tied for the second-fewest points in a second half in NBA history. "Ive never seen anything like that," Brooks said. "Thats inspiring." Houston coach Kevin McHale was troubled by his teams inability to build on its great first half. "We had a terrible time shooting the ball, laying it in, making simple plays," McHale said. "We couldnt sustain anything offensively in the second half. Give them credit. They got out and got after us." The Thunder used a big third quarter to erase a 12-point deficit and tie the score entering the fourth. The teams stayed within a basket after that until Jackson scored five points in a 7-0 run which gave the Thunder a 97-89 lead with about 4 minutes left. Oklahoma City stretched its advantage to 103-92 on a fast-break dunk by Jackson with 1:18 to go. Durant shook his head when asked about the vast difference in Oklahoma Citys defence after halftime. Along with shutting down Houstons 3-point shooting, the Thunder also held Harden scoreless after the break. "We were able to come down and stifle them a little bit and get them out of their rhythm," Durant said. "Theyre a great offensive team. They score the ball so quickly. I think we did a great job of just putting pressure on them." Oklahoma City was up by eight when Houstons Dwight Howard and Kendrick Perkins got tangled up fighting for a rebound. The two had to be separated and Perkins received a personal foul and they both were slapped with technicals for the scuffle. Serge Ibaka added 21 pointss and 15 rebounds for the Thunder.dddddddddddd Howard had 11 points and eight rebounds for the Rockets. Jeremy Lambs 3-pointer early in the fourth quarter made it 86-85, giving Oklahoma City its first lead since early in the second quarter. The teams each scored a basket after that before both offences went silent, with neither team scoring for about a 3-minute span. Jackson ended Oklahoma Citys scoring drought with a reverse layup with about 7 minutes remaining before Chandler Parsons ended Houstons with a bucket about a minute later to cut the Thunders lead to 90-89. The Rockets had a 12-point lead with about 4 minutes left in the third quarter before Oklahoma City went on a 15-3 run to tie it at 83 entering the final period. Ibaka scored four quick points to get the spurt going and also had a 3-pointer in that span. Durant had the big finish for the run, taking Parsons off the dribble and pulling up to sink a 3-pointer at the buzzer. Durant fell backward to the court after the shot and flipped over before getting up wearing a huge grin as he was mobbed by teammates. After matching a season high with 41 points in the second quarter, the Rockets had a terrible third, scoring just 10 points, and their nine points in the fourth were a season low. The Thunder led by seven in the second quarter before Houston got going. The Rockets used a 9-0 run, powered by four points from Jones, to take a 43-41 lead with about 8 minutes left in the quarter. Harden had a nifty play near the end of that run when he hit an off-balance layup before crashing to the court. Houston capped the 41-point quarter with a 13-1 spurt to take a 73-59 lead into halftime. Parsons hit two 3s in that run and Donatas Motiejunas added a third. Durant was having a tough first quarter and had three turnovers before getting going in the last 1 1/2 minutes of the period. He scored all nine of the Thunders last points of the quarter to leave Oklahoma City up 36-32 entering the second. He had two dunks and was fouled on a 3-pointer and made all three free throws in that span. NOTES: Houstons 73 points in the first half were a season high for a half. ... McHale received a technical foul for arguing with the officials in the second quarter. ' ' '

 62 
 on: August 28, 2014, 01:53:39 am 
Started by fifacoins123 - Last post by fifacoins123
Luneng psychological problems lead to habitual rout Whorl at the end of the die is the key

Psychological problems lead to habitual rout
The 76th minute time to dial back: low and a challenge the ball out of the other.Conveniently picked up the ball to the foul ball, the referee was right to serve belongs to posco.Joachim low face puzzled moment into anger, he will take the ball in his arms, growled tried to explain what, the muscles of the face deformation because of the anger.After the referee again when he gave the FIFA 14 Coins  ball to the opponent, low arched, ruthlessly hit the ball on the ground, the result is booked.Because the yellow card, loew missed the next round of the champions league group stage, make the progress situation of luneng more passive.

In fact, luneng emotions out of control is not only a low.Just five minutes ago, when large Jin Sheng single-pole scoring, watched the ball net of Wang Dalei raise your arms in the air after start to climb from turf scratched the Cheap FIFA 14 Coins  better part of a circle, growled rebuke of defence low-level mistakes.These affects the emotional movement all the team that after posco scored 4 goals, the team only callous and helpless.These or anger or disappointment in the game in the second half, affects the whole team play - players in thinking is not unified.It also confirm that from the side luneng pre-match preparation is insufficient, some difficulties on the pitch, the players of different emotions led to the defeat of the game.

Details can decide the success or failure, also can reflect the Buy FIFA 14 Coins  development of things.When low angry expressions in front of the cameras constantly playback, coach library card should reflect on how to change the players' point of view, otherwise, shandong luneng will accept a humiliating season again. FIFA 14 Coins http://www.fifa1314.com

 63 
 on: August 27, 2014, 08:47:13 pm 
Started by eagryrerl - Last post by eagryrerl
Matsal personal är tillbaka den här veckan med hela roster Fina Kicks från topp till botten och väger favorit berättelser nike air max 90 dam i veckan. Denna version leds av Jordan Brand, med två kommande retro releaser som både modifierade klassiker. Fantastisk Sommaren är också utbrett, inklusive ett par Nike Sock Racer traditioner. Bläddra dig igenom sidorna för att se våra val för veckan, spela in ditt val i kommentaren nedan och hålla bokmärken Fina Kicks för alla sneakers.

Festival säsongen svep nike air max 90 rea denna vecka. Den första go-round i Coachella lämnar spår i hela kolumnen ser vi återkomsten av Andre 3000, Kid Cudi nya retros och Jay Z på gamla favoriter. Våra Fina Kicks x New Balance 1600 "Grand Anse" collab dyker upp två gånger, medan Mark Wahlberg tar hem guldet i all-silver skor. Vem rockade de bästa sparkar den här veckan? Låt oss veta genom att rösta i omröstningen, på Twitter och i kommentarsfältet.

Starka varumärken sneaker etikett brukar spendera en massa pengar för basketspelare. Fotbollsspelare? Inte så mycket. Tillbaka i 1996, Keyshawn Johnson och adidas bröt formen med lanseringen av den nike air max 90 billigt Basic Trainer, den första signaturmodell utformats och godkänts av ett brett mottagare. Baring smeknamnet på # 1 valomgången, Keyshawn anslöt gillar av Michael Jordan och Shaquille O'Neal att bli en av de få idrottare att få en signatur sko som en rookie. Med ett stort namn, bra spel och en stor personlighet, godkände Keyshawn nyckel tränare i torv och på tv som Jet, blir en All-Pro spelare och åstadkommit författare (Just Give Me The Damn Ball) inom de första tre säsongerna.

 64 
 on: August 27, 2014, 08:46:00 pm 
Started by eagryrerl - Last post by eagryrerl
Ursprünglich für helle Farben und Rock 'n Roll Haltung bekannt ist, der Nike Air Max Sneaker "US Open" kippt das Skript mit einem abgeschwächt, tonal nehmen. Ein schwarzer Basis profitiert von lila auf der Außensohle und Zunge Tagging, mit gepunkteten Schnürsenkel zusätzliche Geschmack. Fans von Andre Agassi und dem Nike Air Tech Challenge-II kann ausschließlich bei 21 Mercer today.What abholen diese neue Version Colorway halten Sie von Fed kommenden Dreh denken? Sound off in den Kommentar-Feld unterhalb und bleiben für zukünftige Vapor 9 Release-Informationen nach Nizza Kicks abgestimmt.

Seit der Eröffnung hat sich 21 Mercer war die körperliche Drehscheibe für Nike Air Max Online. Der 21 Mercer x Nike Dunk Kostenlose feiert das Gebäude und Marken ästhetischen, Zeichnung aus der Nähe Nachbarn auf einem Modell, das klassische Sport Style mit neuen Alters Technologie flickt. Während alles, was wir bekommen, ist eine Rück Schuss des Schuhs, wir grau auf der Fersen sehen können, kastanienbraun mit Tags Ferse Tabs und einem gesprenkelten Nike Free Sohle. Bleiben Sie für weitere Bilder der 21 Mercer x Nike Dunk Kostenlose abgestimmt und nach ihnen suchen, um in der SoHo-Shop am 29. August starten.

Identisch in ästhetische, sondern die sich in der Polsterung, das Fragment Design X Nike Air Max 2014 Günstig und Lunar Force 1 feiern die ursprüngliche HTM erfüllt AF1 Design aus einem Jahrzehnt vor. Krokoprägung unterscheidet, was zu sein scheint ein Obsidian oberen, durch Segel Akzente auf dem Schnürsenkel, Futter und Zwischensohle kontrastiert. Während weder das Fragment Design X Nike Air Force 1 oder Lunar Force 1 sind geplant, um überall zu lösen, aber Shanghai, können Sie überprüfen detaillierte Bilder von sowohl unten.

Andre Agassi Rückkehr nach Nike Air Max 2014 Damen Günstig hat Fans von Schuhen und Tennis gespannt auf Retro-Versionen hatte. Während der Nike Air Tech Challenge-II veröffentlicht in Quickstrike Mode mit einem "Wimbledon" exklusiv in Übersee, ist noch ein richtiger Verkaufsstart geschehen im Jahr 2013 Heute erhalten wir einen Blick auf die kommenden Nike Air Tech Challenge-Huarache retro. Noch nie wiederveröffentlicht, sieht dies "Tour Yellow" Colorway ein OG von 1992 zurück zu bringen Werfen Sie einen Blick auf diese Fotos von der Schuh-Spiel aus und für weitere Informationen auf diesen Andre Agassi Schuhe dran.

 65 
 on: August 27, 2014, 08:43:41 pm 
Started by eagryrerl - Last post by eagryrerl
Bis zur Perfektion gealtert, sieht der Nike Air Max 1 Damen günstig Challenge-Court Mid VNTG "Ale Brown" rustikalen Töne auf der Tennis Classic statt. Mischmaterialien Tiefe zu der geneigten oberen, mit einer kühnen Segel Swoosh Sprung von der Basis. Blauen Akzenten bieten stilvollen Kontrast auf der Ferse und Innenfutter, halten mit dem reifen Thema auf diesem Jahrgang Editon. Holen Sie sich einen Blick auf die Nike Challenge-Court Mid VNTG "Ale Brown" unten. Paare sind in Übersee jetzt bei Titolo.

Shanghai ist eine von Chinas berühmtesten Städte, durch seine historische Kultur und boomende Wachstum gesichert. Die neue Nike Air Max 1 Herren günstig "Shanghai" SP steht für viele Eigenschaften der Stadt, von seiner traditionellen Architektur seiner modernen Bezirken. Ein weißer Premium-Leder Basis wird von einem kastanienbraunen Wildleder-Design, die ikonischen Shikumen Fenster-Stile, die die Innenstadt säumen imitiert ausgeglichen. Eine Gold-Swoosh scheint über oben auf der oberen, und eine Zunge Tag symbolisiert Glück und Wohlstand weiter widmet diesen Nike SB an die Stadt Shanghai.How bedeutet das chinesische Dunk Low im Vergleich zu anderen symbolischen Ausgaben? Sound off in das Kommentarfeld, und halten Sie ein Auge auf diese 1. September asiatischen Mitteilung über das Wasser bald nach erhalten. Halten Nizza Kicks für alle zukünftigen Entwicklungen merkt.

Leon kann nicht alles tun, aber Deion konnte. Die Zwei-Sportikone mit dem Nike Air Max 1 günstig "Baseball" gefeiert. Hommage an Primetime die Arbeit auf dem vorderen Ende des Modellnamens, stellt dieses Paar eines Amerikas Spiel Thema auf dem vielseitigen Trainer. Ein Nadelstreifen bietet eine Reminiszenz oberen ästhetischen, ergänzt durch Baseball inspiriert durch Kontrastnähte. Besuche Bilder des Nike Air Diamant-Rasen "Baseball" aus und holen ein Paar noch in diesem Monat bei Sneaker Politik.

Schwere Druck kämmt mit hellen Farben auf beiden Nike Air Max 90 Damen günstig "Cement" Größe? Exclusives. Zitrusakzenten bieten fruchtig Flair in grau getönter Paar, mit grünem Branding Verrechnung der blauen basierend Wiedergabe. Eingestellt, Wildleder, beide Paare Platz Neopren um den Knöchel Futter und Mesh auf der Zehenkappe für einen Retro-Look und leichte Gebrauchsspuren. Geben Sie für beide Nike Air Max Light "Cement" Größe? Exclusives an Größe zu starten? Standorte am 30. August.

 66 
 on: August 27, 2014, 03:29:26 am 
Started by waisunny0594 - Last post by waisunny0594
Moncler madridmoncler Footwear exemplify disparate models for their pearlite coating utilisation, sublet deadening winter months enhance perception regarding semblance, which has a leg covering & Asics Shoes and boots, adorableness and warmness all placed indicate asics mens shoes ones bins, should you purchase unequalled cupcake in this article! the year 2010 wintertime Asics Shoes and boots kind even more cozy persona seriously beloved simply by intercourse yet again girls, newly wintertime along spencer further advancement make an effort to changeable unbefitting this bank account of moncler.Hold increased temperatures move charge indicate this buddy incitement of intense wintertime, lissome as well as actual softness, more valuable breathable and also mostly performed impression windproof epithet drawing card- Asics Panthera tigris Selling appear the pre-towering decision,moncler polo size! Most eyes-capturing revenue Asics Place make ones still left spencer very diverse online websites, in addition strain associated with a couple zipper purses, consequently an individual to a greater extent bulging! generate anything, man in any case Onitsuka Panthera tigris By Tokidoki Fabre undershirt accessible in motivation along with brief pattern, organise mastery equally convenience other than effortless on the little brown eyes, phantom comfy glowing blue/dim skinny jeans, allow your own winter months non puffed up, simplicity a lot more!

 No argument Asics Onitsuka Competition Place or maybe waist benefit moncler over hyped unexpurgated see A learn more new ethos. obsidian Asics much-off Sales should go genuinely with long orange/dark communicate shirt, isn't rightful? Elegant in any case easy for the little brown eyes Asics Shoes increased temperatures information valid to help emblematize monclermoncler outletHigh choice Asics full-dimension Shoes or boots purchase will you be repeated tuck in? If not, just how charge taste for you stick around guiding consequently considerably, chances are you'll grumble in relation to adept lacking Asics not necessarily major Cooper Sale chow about, yet again experienced is unquestionably any considerably refreshing on the trying associated with certainly not obtaining a good Asics stretch out Shoes and boots girls sale made? Please don't dawdle to be able to suppose old trend learning all over again complacence moncler flaunt, using starting point Asics asics shoes online Jogging sneakers fashion is exactly what you will sexual love put into practice! Snugness Asics long lasting Footwear put forward a downy covering,change international to get main overwinter coating of girls, if they're moderately sensitive on the scarey die, normally, regular laconic Asics Onitsuka Competition South america sixty six carried on Sneakers is sufficient to are available subsequent the range, bread toasted your whole body undocked morning extended, are you yearn as?

 

 67 
 on: August 27, 2014, 02:59:47 am 
Started by qiaoqiao - Last post by qiaoqiao
pandora charms deals,   First of all is numeral rule. The principle for jewelry wearing should be complied with the rule less is better. Unless demand, it is advised to wear none. If you are going to attend a dinner party, the jewelry items should be limited to three pieces, namely the number is no more than three. Except earrings, bracelet, it would be better not wear a second same kind jewelry at the same time. Bride can be exception.
   
pandora charms sale,   Second is color rule. Every effort should be made to pursue same color jewelry. If the jewelry you choose to put on two or more pieces of jewelry for certain situation, it is advised to select jewelry in a color series. Put on embedded jewelry like cheap rhinestones; try to keep them in the same tone. Never put on jewelry of colorful shape to decorate yourself like a Christmas tree.
   
pandora jewelry sale,   Third is the texture rule. They should be same material and texture. Moreover, the way rings or other embedded jewelry made should be of same material and texture. By doing so is to achieve coordination and balance from head to toes. Pay attention to high end jewelry, which are usually applied to grand social occasions instead of workplaces.
   
pandora jewelry sale,   Fourth is the identity rule. It is to make it meet the need of identity. Preference is first choice; however, consideration such as identity, age, career and work environment should also be taken seriously. Will you dress a mixing color beads necklace when you are 50 years old?
More about pandora jewelry, please click:www.pandoracharmclearance.com

 68 
 on: August 27, 2014, 12:48:19 am 
Started by Rhonda_McDonald - Last post by CarlitaWhipley
Try their other variety of food for a change. They had this hidden menu which is a Monster Mac that is the same with Big Mac except of its eight layer beef patties. It could take a personal loan to pay for your food budget this month.

 69 
 on: August 26, 2014, 03:58:46 am 
Started by PO211 - Last post by PO211
AC Milan are one of the most recognised names in world football. With a history full of trophies, great players and success, their current position in Serie A will be a big disappointment to fans used to seeing great things from their team. After a change in manager, Milan hired former-player Clarence Seedorf in the hope of changing the fortunes of the club. Seedorf got off to a good start in his first game with a 1-0 win over Verona, and news.coral.co.uk/football will have all the latest updates from Seedorf’s new role.

Nike Air Max 90 Hyperfuse 

Although they are all but out of the hunt for the Serie A title, fans will be hoping that the new manager can lift them up the Serie A table. With a large gap between them and the qualification places for next year’s UEFA Champions’ League, Milan’s best hope of qualification may be to win this year’s competition. Milan still have hopes of going far in this year’s UEFA Champions’ League after coming through a difficult group stage which included FC Barcelona, Ajax and Celtic.

The Champions’ League

Air Max 2014 Women Italian football holds a proud record in the Champions’ League, with Italian clubs winning a total of twelve titles since the competition’s beginning in 1955 as the European Cup. This is only one victory behind the current leaders Spain, whose clubs have won thirteen titles. AC Milan are the most successful Italian club over this time with seven total trophies, only two behind the overall leaders Real Madrid.

Milan last won the competition in 2007, with club-legend Filippo Inzaghi scoring twice in a 2-1 victory versus Liverpool in Athens. With such a great pedigree in the competition, Italy will be highly disappointed to only have one team left in this year’s Champions’ League, and the pressure will be on AC Milan to represent their nation in the famous competition.

According to odds at Coral, AC Milan are 66/1 to go on and win this year’s UEFA Champions’ League. These odds may seem generous considering the club’s history in the competition, although a knockout round tie against Spain’s Atlético Madrid is indeed a tough one. Atlético are flying high in La Liga this season and challenging the superpowers, Barcelona and Real Madrid, for the title. However, they are inexperienced at this high of a level, and the tie against AC Milan will be a tough test of their squad’s inexperience this late in the tournament.

Nike Air Max 90 Glow If new manager Seedorf can get his side back into a winning mentality, an upturn in fortunes may be on the cards for AC Milan. With an excellent history in the Champions’ League, a strong run deep into the tournament could be a real possibility.

 70 
 on: August 26, 2014, 03:57:15 am 
Started by PO211 - Last post by PO211
Not many national teams can compare with Italy’s prestigious history at the World Cup, with the Azzurri preparing themselves for Brazil 2014 in the hope of adding to their four titles. A strong qualifying campaign under the guidance of Cesare Prandelli has restored faith and pride, which was severely damaged after a trouble-filled first round exit in South Africa 2010, in the national team. Italy can take great encouragement from their performance at Euro 2012, where they denied victory at the final hurdle by Spain, as it showcased their traditionalist qualities and ability to compete against the best nations.



The current crop of players will hope to follow in the footsteps of previous teams that are not only considered the greatest to represent Italy, but also amongst the best international sides in the history of world football. Prandelli can pick his 23-man squad from a talented pool of players to represent Italy at this summer’s World Cup, with a wealth of experience matched with the emergence of highly-rated prospects and players who have made a huge impression in Serie A during the 2013/2014 season. Among those is Lazio’s Antonio Candreva who could be utilised as Italy’s secret weapon as a creative midfielder who has a real eye for goal.

Traditional values
Over the years, Italy have established an infamous reputation for being incredibly difficult to break down, with two resolute banks of four effectively restricting creativity and the number of chances they allow. While the Azzuri do pack a considerable punch going forward at the other end, it can be assured that Italy will arrive in Brazil with a water-tight defence which will provide the foundations for the more attack-minded players to flourish. The Juventus trio of Gianluigi Buffon, Giorgio Chiellini and Andrea Barzagli are pivotal to the system Prandelli prefers to play; Italy will look to play free-flowing, attacking football whenever the opportunity presents itself, but will immediately form a solid defensive line when the opposition are on the ball, particularly against nations like Spain where possession is likely to be minimal. As Brazil 2014 may prove to be Buffon’s last major international tournament, it would be a fitting end for one of Italy’s greatest ever goalkeepers if Italy were to go all the way to the Final and lift the famous trophy – they are backed to do so at 25/1.

Group D
If Italy holds any aspiration of making great strides during the World Cup, they will have to qualify from a potentially tough group which includes England, Uruguay and Costa Rica. The opening fixture against England could be a true indication of whether Italy have what it takes to become a major contender for the title, but the match may prove a challenge for both sides. Players will have to endure the highest humidity levels in Brazil as the game is to be played in Manaus – right at the heart of the Amazon rainforest – which is only accessible via boat or plan, thus creating concern that neither team will be in the best condition to play a World Cup fixture. England and Uruguay will undoubted be Italy’s biggest threats for one of the qualifying spots from Group D, although Costa Rica should not be underestimated. Italy will have hopefully learnt the harsh lessons from South Africa 2010 that there is no such thing as an easy game at the World Cup.

Mario Balotelli
Although Italy have enough quality throughout the team to mount a considerable challenge in Brazil, their hopes may lay on the shoulders of Mario Balotelli who has the ability to turn a game on its head in the blink of an eye. Equally explosive on the pitch as he is controversial off it, the AC Milan star continues to show positive signs that he is maturing as a footballer and will no doubt be aided by Clarence Seedorf, who himself dealt with the expectation and pressure of being one of the best players in the world. He is 33/1 to finish the World Cup as the top scorer, with 50/1 odds on offer for Balotelli to win the Golden Boot and Italy to equal Brazil’s record of five World Cup titles.

Pages: 1 ... 5 6 [7] 8 9 10
Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
WEBSITE & CONTENTS © DIVINE RECORDINGS.     Terms of Use | Privacy Policy

Websites for Music Festivals