Saturday, August 23, 2008

Money makers from the Olympics

With Argentines being crowned Olympic Champions it's always good to see who may have made some money based on their performances in Beijing.

Here are five that I think made them selves some serious cash during the Olympic soccer tournament.
1. Angel Di'Maria, Argentina (above): Everyone talks about Messi and Roman but the Benfica wingers performance was key. Scored the extra time winner in the quarterfinal against the Dutch and the winner against Nigeria in the final. It's only a matter of time before he makes a big money move.
2. Maurice Edu: USA: Showed great versatility in playing in the center of defense, a position that he never played. His performance led Rangers to come calling.
3. Gianni Zuiverloon, Dutch (right): The defender just made an off season move to West Brom. During the tournament Gianni made great runs down the wing opening up space for the Dutch forwards.
4. Thiago Neves, Brazil: Despite being on a terrible team, Neves performance impressed many including Manchester City and Atletico Madrid.
5. Promise Issac, Nigeria: The attacking midfielder will be on ever big clubs shopping list, he never stops. Trabzonspor in Turkey will have a hard time keeping hold of him.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Soccer fun through song

Soccer is great for some many reasons and one of them is the songs that the sport has produced. Chris Cohen is a song writer that writers soccer songs and here are some classics.

Big Phil

An ode to Ronaldo

An Arsenal Song

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

It's not a good day to be Dunga

Yesterday morning saw Brazil get beaten up by the Argentina in their Olympic semi-final. Now all of the press all over Brazil are calling for manager Dunga to go away.

Here is how papers in Argentina and Brazil covered the game and the aftermath:

Clarin (Argentina) celebrates the win
Hora (Brazil)
A Noticia (Brazil)
O Liberal (Brazil)

Mascot Madness: Olympic Mascots do not need shoes

So far the Olympics have been great, but their mascots are a little strange and in this video they show that they do not need shoes.