Ronaldo Transfer Rumours Continue


For the past few weeks, Lionel Messi was rumoured on making a move away from Camp Nou as the Argentine attacker appeared to be delaying or simply not interested in having his contract with Barcelona extended but he recently did indeed opt for an extension.

Cristiano Ronaldo is another one of the players who has emerged as a possible player who could be making a move away from his current club, Real Madrid.
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BECKHAM HELPS ADIDAS BOOTS LAUNCH


Manchester United legend David Beckham has helped top footwear brand Adidas in the launch of its Predator Precision football boots.


The re-imagined boots follow the design of year 2000 that Zinedine Zidane, Steven Gerrard and Beckham used.

The design was launched back in 2000 and it received widespread acclaim as Beckham wore it as he netted freekick after freekick. The former England international was prolific in set-pieces then, attracting attention and media frenzy.

After almost two decades, the boots have been remodeled using the latest technology. Adidas has now launched the new models in limited edition, naming it ‘Adidas Predator Precision’ and tagging it £300 per pair.

It was just the perfect marketing campaign to enlist Beckham in the promotion of the classic boots. The player posted in his Instagram page: “An icon of the game. Many memories in these boots.” He was also involved in numerous campaigns to promote the new stock.
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LEWANDOSKI REJECTS CHINA OFFER, RENEWS CONTRACT


Reports have emerged that Robert Lewandoski, the Poland international, has turned down a record-breaking deal move to China.


According to his agent, Cezary Kucharski, the striker could have earned more than what is paid to Carlos Tevez and this would have made him the highest earning player in the world.

Instead Lewandoski renewed his commitment to a new deal with the Bavarians in December last year, which will see him stay at the Alianz Arena until 2021.

When asked his reasons for not moving over to the Chinese club, his agent, Kucharski said the striker decided not to move because he was younger than Carlos Tevez. The agent also said that Bavarian striker could leave the club in the future.

The club’s “project 2021” continues to take good form since the Poland International renewed his deal and joined the likes of Thomas Muller, David Alaba, Mats Hummels, Jerome Boateng, Michael Neuer, Javi Marinez and Renato Sanchez in a promising long term future with the club.

After snubbing Real Madrid’s interest over him, Bayern’s prized asset wrote on his twitter hand: “This club gives me all I need to make my dreams come true.”
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Park Ji-Sung reckons his Stamina is Reason behind Playing all Big Matches


Park Ji-Sung reckons the reason he was a certainty in the Red Devils XI whenever they played a big match was that he had got the stamina to run a great deal.


Also he could play the holding game better than any other playmaker present at Old Trafford at that time.

Park says that the teams always look for an early lead in a big match and as an opposition, you have to make sure that you don’t give them that, otherwise, they can control the game from there. So, you need someone in the centre of the pitch who has good defensive skills and he was that kind of a guy. That’s why his coach Sir Alex always preferred him for big occasions.

As per Park, running is a habit that he had developed in his boyhood days itself. In the games that he played growing up as a kid, he wanted to catch everyone’s attention towards himself and wanted to be remembered for his performance and for that he used to run a hell of a lot so that everyone could notice him and that habit of running eventually gave him the fitness to continue it at the higher level and it became the strongest point of his game.
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WEST SKIPPER NOBLE DONATES FOOTBALL BOOTS


West Ham captain Mark Noble has donated signed boots to a war veteran and a lifelong fan of the club Matty Wollard. The fans is limbless after serving in Afghanistan.


Afghan veterans visited the club’s Chadwell Heath training ground where they bumped into the lifelong West Ham star. Blesma – the limbless veterans’ charity who rehabilitates them and provides financial support when necessary – were on a visit but the Premier League star stopped for a chat on his way home. For one of the group members, Noble decided to offer him a pair of signed football boots.

Wollard lost his leg on his first tour to Afghanistan while with the Royal Anglican Regiment. He has been a lifelong fan of the club.
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WILLIAMS –LAUDRUP MADE ME MORE RESPONSIBLE


Everton defender Ashley Williams has said that his former manager Coach Michael Laudrup helped him become more responsible but adds that Ronald Koeman has been wonderful as well since his move to Goodison Park.


Speaking at Everton’s Finch Farm training base the Welsh player spoke about defenders not forgetting the proven methods of playing with substance as against playing with ‘style’ from the back.

“There is going to come a point soon when it goes back to how it was. We’ve concentrated so much on attacking, I’m guessing a lot of people didn’t concentrate on the art of defending.

“Personally, I feel I’m a defender. That’s what I get paid to do. I get paid to stop the ball going in the net. I’m 32. Fans are never going to be surprised by what I do. You try to add to your game but you get paid to stop the ball going in the net,” Williams said.

Much emphasis has been placed on defenders being more into the attacking style of the team but Williams seem to hint that defenders should not forget their primary responsibility in the team which is to stop goals from opposing sides.
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NIKE GIVES RONALDO GOLD-SOLED BOOTS


Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo has been given special football boots by popular sportswear company Nike. The Portuguese star beat rival Lionel Messi to the award after his impressive run for Real Madrid and Portugal in the past year.

One hundred and seventy three journalists worldwide voted Ronaldo in a poll. Nike decided to honour the player by making limited-edition footwear for the superstar. Only 777 pairs of the football boots are available, which are scheduled to hit the market early next year. The boot has metallic gold soles with the players log CR7 clearly highlighted.
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Nike is leading the way in football boots


When it comes to which brand to utilize in the world of football, there are 2 brands that are and have traditionally been at the top of everyone else and those are Nike and Adidas.


When you see a top player performing in the pitch it usually is one of those 2 brands that are seen as they are dominating the sport in terms of sales, coverage and just about everything.

It has recently been reported by IG.com, a global leader in online trading have stated that during the 2016 Euro’s, the footwear brand that was mostly seen on the pitch as it accounted with 61% of the boots that were worn during that international competition.

There were a total of 105 scored in the 2016 Euro’s and the majority of those goals were scored through Nike boots as 60 of those 105 were from Nike boots while 31 of them were from players that wore Adidas boots. Puma came in 3rd place with 12 goals being scored with players that utilized this brand of footwear.
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Football boots mistakes


There are various factors that you need to take into account when purchasing a football boot. Here are some tips to help you choose the best ones.

Budget

Obviously, you will need to take your budget into account. If you have an unlimited budget, you can go for the highest quality boot available. This will guarantee you a strong boot which will last for a long time. However, you need to take into account your foot size as well. If you are buying a boot for you youngster, you should consider the fact that his or her feet are still growing and that the boot may become smaller as time goes by. It will be a bad investment to buy an expensive boot that will only be used for a limited time.

On the other hand, if you have a limited budget, you might consider purchasing your boots online. In most cases, online stores sell their products at a lower price, and this should allow you to make some savings on your boots.

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POGBA AND GRIEZMANN TO FILL THE BOOTS OF FORMER FRENCH GREATS


With France hosting a major tournament, the Euro 2016, there are set to win it if they defeat Portugal in the final slated for Sunday, 10 July. Antoine Griezmann of Atletico Madrid and Paul Pogba of Juventus have been stellar for the country.


They are predicted to be the future of the French team that will fill the boots of football legends such as Zinedine Zidane and Michel Platini.

The country is known to rely heavily on a key player in major tournaments. There was Platini, then Zidane, and even Thierry Henry. Many suggested that with the very busy season of Griezmann and Pogba being overrated, that the host might not still go far but the team has done good to prove them wrong. The team recovered from their sluggish start, improving with each game to silence their critics.

Griezmann is now the top scorer with six goals, after his brace in the 2-0 victory over Germany at the semi final. He is now the fourth in the all time scoring chart in a Euro tournament. The 25-year old enjoyed a splendid season with Atletico and has a lot of clubs begging for his signature but he has opted to remain at the club. One of the high points in the last campaign was when he scored against German champions Bayern Munich at the semi final of the UEFA Champions League. They eventually lost in the final against their bitter rival Real Madrid for the second time in three years but it proves a point.

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