Premier League: Top Goal Of The Season

Picking out the top goal from several scored in 13 completed game weeks of the ongoing season is as tough as it is subjective.

I have tried our utmost to please everyone – make that almost everyone. We attempted this by picking what we think are the top three goals of the season, thus far, and then ranking them in order to decide which one was best.

So here we go with our top three goals of the season, so far, in descending order:

#3: Torres, for Liverpool against Chelsea, on Sunday, November 7, 2010

How it transpired: Languishing on the points table early in the season amid ownership disputes at Anfield, the Merseysiders needed a shot in the arm and Fernando Torres provided just that in their home game against champions Chelsea played in front of their new owners.

In a first half dominated by the Reds, in the absence of Didier Drogba, in Chelsea’s starting eleven, Dirk Kuyt returning from injury assisted Torres in putting his side ahead, in the 11th minute. With a minute to go to half-time, Torres added his second goal of the match and his seventh in eight games against the Blues. The whole sequence had a ballet-like rhythm: Cole slipping, Meireles grabbing the ball and sweeping it left to Torres, Torres turning in, Ivanovic freezing, the ball oozing past Cech into the net.

#2: Bale, for Tottenham against Stoke, on Saturday, August 21, 2010

How it transpired:Bale gave Spurs an early lead when in the 20th minute he headed the ball in from within six yards. Barely five minutes later, Ricardo Fuller’s six yard strike saw the Potters neutralise the lead.

After another five minutes had transpired, came Gale’s defining moment and arguably his coming of age as a world class player. Fed by Lennon’s clip, Bale let loose an 18-yard left-footed volley from the left of the penalty area that dipped into the top right corner of the net, a masterpiece of technical finesse.

#1: Alex, for Chelsea against Arsenal, on Sunday, October 3, 2010

How it transpired: In a game dominated by Arsenal from the start, the Drogba factor had a telling effect for Chelsea when the Ivorian striker put them ahead in the 40th minute with his 13th goal in as many matches against the Gunners.

Arsene Wenger’s squad continued to dominate ball possession but for all their fine passing, they squandered their opportunities, at goal-mouth. In top-flight football, a one-goal advantage is hard to sustain, but Arsenal’s wasted chances did not help matters, and eventually, Chelsea put the issue beyond doubt, with about five minutes of regulation time to go.

Laurent Koscielny was booked for an unfair challenge on Anelka just outside the Gunners’ area. When Alex was about to take the free-kick, Malouda was flanked by Song and Arshavin at the far end of the Arsenal wall. Even as Alex took his shot, Malouda fell behind Song and Arshavin failed to close the gap, the ball slid through and lodged itself in the far right corner of the net. Simply spectacular.

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A Look At UK Soccer

The FA Premier League Partnership, also known as UK soccer, was first founded in 1992 and is a league that is reserved for the top UK soccer clubs in the English system. This distinction makes it England's primary soccer competition. Each year, 20 teams compete for the league championship but, oddly enough, only four teams have been crowned. Why? Because these four teams have dominated UK soccer since it's inception. These include Arsenal, Blackburn Rovers, Chelsea and Manchester United. Of these four UK soccer clubs, Manchester United has been the most successful after having won the championship title on eight occasions. The current league champions are Chelsea, who clinched their second consecutive title during the 2005-06 season.

The sport of UK soccer hasn't always been as popular as it is today. In fact, the 1980s marked a particularly low point for the sport. Stadiums were crumbling, which left spectators facing poor facilities. As attendance dropped and conditions worsened, UK soccer was banned from European competition. By the time the 1990s rolled around, things were beginning to change and the ban formerly preventing English teams from competing was lifted.

At the conclusion of the 1991 season, a proposal for a new league was presented and was one that would bring additional revenue into the sport. The Founder Members Agreement, which was signed in July 1991, established the basic foundation for the FA Premier League. The new division was given a license to negotiate broadcast and sponsorship agreements, which was a necessary part of successful competition. In 1992, the FA Premier League was formed as a limited company and operated out of an office at the former headquarters of the Football Association.

The 1992-93 season marked the first of many competitions for the new face of UK soccer. Due to the rules governed by the FIFA, the number of teams was reduced to twenty in 1995. Today, the FA Premier League is a corporation that is owned by the 20 member clubs of UK soccer. Each team is considered to be a shareholder and has the opportunity to vote on important issues, including rule changes and contracts. Each team has the power to elect a Chairman, Chief Executive and Board of Directors to oversee their day-to-day activities. The Football Association is not directly involved with these operations, but it does have veto power during team elections.

Today, a typical UK soccer season consists of 20 teams competing against one another on two separate occasions. One half of the season is dedicated to home games and the second half, which repeats the same schedule as the first, entails each team playing their competitors for a second time at a different location. For instance, the first half of a season may be comprised of home games and the second half would be played on the competitors home turf. At the conclusion of each season, the champions are named according to points awarded throughout the season. If a tie occurs, a one match playoff is held to determine which top four teams will qualify for the UEFA Champions League.

For additional information on the FA Premier League and / or UK soccer, fans may visit their official website at http://www.premierleague.com . Current standings, news, updates, photos, historical profiles and league news is available online. A professional design with colorful appeal make this a very popular website among UK soccer fans. Soccer, itself, remains a popular sport throughout the world and is celebrated in many different countries. With legions of fans worldwide, it appears that soccer players will be kicking high for many years to come.

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Portsmouth New Kit 2009-2010

Popping up on the internet from time to time recently amid the constant Portsmouth takeover speculation, has been the issue of the club’s new kit for next season.

Of course, the all blue home kit, created to commemorate our ‘110th anniversary’ (!), can’t be worn next season as we will need another to mark our 111th anniversary. This does mean, though, that it looks likely we will be reverting to red, white, and blue. Hooray! Whether the design lasts more than one season remains to be seen. The picture doing the rounds for most of the last few weeks has been a rather amateurish looking photoshop showing white trim with a new sponsor, Intercontinental Hotels. However, the quality of the image left many suspecting tomfoolery.

There is now a new version appearing. It is shown on TrueBlueArmy.com. To see the home kit, click here; for the away, here. Rumour has it the third kit remains black, with a horizontal blue stripe. The source for these latest pictures is Canterbury in Australia, but whether the images are right or wrong, the kit must surely be in production by now. The issue of the sponsor appears unclear, with none shown. It seems the club may be cutting it fine if the takeover needs to be complete before a shirt sponsor is confirmed. The designs themselves look fine to me. The inportant thing is that we return to white shorts and red socks. This has got me thinking about other kits we have had, good and bad, but bear in mind my experience dates back only 25 years. It may be true, however, that we have seen more variations in this time than in the previous years put together!

1983-85 – a classic looking plain royal blue with slightly darker tramlines by Le Coq Sportif. Wouldn’t mind one of these as a classic shirt!

1985-87 – not the home shirt, which was fine, but not as nice as the previous version my opinion. The manufacturer had changed to Umbro, but I’m talking about the white away kit, with the two diagonal blue shoulder stripes on the shirt. Although I’m sure this was the kit in which we were embarrassed on national TV in an FA Cup tie against Wimbledon when, straight from the kick off after going behind, Noel Blake mamaged to slot the ball past Alan Knight for an own goal and 2-0, as Knight was doing up his laces!

1987-89 – again, not the home shirt with the red and white pin stripes, which even then I thought was tacky! Admiral, the new manufacturer, didn’t cover themselves in glory there. But I loved the retro salmon pink away kit! I had one (with shorts and socks, of course as I was eleven at the time). I think we should reintroduce a version of that now!

1991-92 – this was truly horrendous! However, I still have it as a treasured possession due to its association with our FA Cup run that season (I also still have the blue shorts with the little FA Cup on the side). Made by Influence, it had their trademark zig zag, same-colour pattern all over it. I seem to remember Cambridge United having the same design on theirs. The only worse one I can think of was the Arsenal away kit which had the same pattern in yellow and black! That (and the cup run of course) is the only thing that made me feel better about this kit.

1992-95 – Asics were making quite a splash at this time and they gave us a decent home shirt, much better quality than the previous one. Something strange had happened with the badge, and even with the design on the shirt itself, which at a distance looked plain blue, but was a bit ‘swirly’ up close. Where they really came into their own was with the away kit, which was in black and red halves. I had both the shirts but the black and red one was much my favourite. I had great memories of it at a late season 2-0 midweek away win at Tranmere (Whittingham,2), but not so great ones after losing 1-0 to Leicester at the City Ground in the first leg of the play offs.

1997-99 – my memory is slightly hazy around this time as to exactly when we changed our kits. I think we used the Asics one for three seasons before they changed the design. The second Asics kit wasn’t so good, with a huge white band around the collar. But the stand out horrible kit from this period was the Admiral kit which (I think) we used from ’97 to ’99. I still have it, if only to prove to anyone that asks (never gonna happen) how bad it was. It was poor quality with a HUGE badge in the middle of the chest, and ‘Pompey’ written in tacky yellow italics on the bottom of the back (?????). Still, we wore it at Bradford City in 1998 to avoid relegation.

2000-01 – after a one season flirtation with an own brand kit that wasn’t up to scratch, the club unveiled an improved version in 2000. The quality was no doubt an improvement, but the shirt was uninspiring. Still, this is the one that Robert Prosinecki graced and the orange away version was at least distinctive.

This marked the start of the one-season kit era, with only one kit since the introduction of a new kit in 2000 surviving beyond a single campaign. The biggest howler in that time has been the 2005-06 kit by Jako with a yellow stripe running the length of the shirt. The season was as bad as the kit, and the icing on the cake was the embarrassing red and beige away effort. UGHH!

To the present day, and Canterbury make stylish kits. The 2007-08 Cup-winning year kit has been by far the best recently, with only the Le Coq shirt from the early 80s to rival it in my opinion. Some have complained about the gold flashing, but I don’t mind that combined with traditional colours. Last season’s colour scheme was paricularly uninspiring. Let’s hope this new kit returns to tradition and lasts for more than one year!

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The Wonders of Office Cleaning

A clean environment is a happy environment. If your Liverpool, Manchester or Leeds based business is not neat and orderly then efficiency and productivity will decrease. That is why several businesses choose to hire office cleaning services to provide employees with a clean office or environment. Office cleaners can provide quality service and perform a variety of duties. It does not matter how big or small your office or working environment is. A little office cleaning can make an excellent impression on clients and employees.

The type of office cleaning you need varies by the size of your company. Some companies may need many office cleaners and daily cleaning. Other companies may need only one cleaner a couple times of week. Whatever your needs are, Leeds, Manchester and Liverpool office cleaning services can provide quality day to day janitorial services. This includes vacuuming, sweeping and mopping floors and hallways, washing interior windows, cleaning and dusting surfaces, maintaining bathrooms, and taking out the trash. Some companies are also available to provide special services such as grouting titles, washing exterior windows, dusting ceilings and light fixtures, extracting carpet, and cleaning every crevice. If you wish to have your building pressure washed, parking lots cleaned, or your heat, ventilation and air conditioners maintained, you can schedule an advanced cleaning for these tasks.

There are several large and small Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds office cleaning services vying for your business. Larger companies can provide more technologically advanced equipment and offer alternative personnel. However, large cleaning service companies are usually not flexible with rates or personalized considerations. The best way to choose a company that fits your needs is to determine what type of office cleaning you need. What type of work needs to be done and how frequently does it need to happen? In addition, will you need any special tasks to be done? You also should find out when the office cleaners can start. After that, you should check the service's documentation. Make sure they are insured and certified. Ask for the results of background checks and drug tests of the office cleaners that are employed at the company. If you have to sign a contract, you should review it carefully.

Although no wants to clean the bathrooms, vacuum or sweep up any messes, or take out the trash, every successful business in Leeds, Manchester and Liverpool needs someone to accomplish these tasks. Hiring office cleaning services is an excellent way to increase the efficiency and productivity of your company while making a great impression on clients. When choosing a company to do your office cleaning, it is important to choose a company that complies with all cleaning regulations. You should also check the backgrounds of all office cleaners employed at the company to make sure you are getting quality service.

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Brother CS6000i – Lightweight Sewing Machine With Heavy Features

Brief History of the Sewing Machine

The first sewing machine was built in 1874, based on a design made and patented in 1790 by English inventor Thomas Saint. Back in the olden days, sewing machines could only sew one item with a single stitch type. There were only two types available – the hand-crank and the treadles. Later on, although the treadle model is still produced for domestic use even until today, most of them are fitted with a motor for more efficient sewing.

About Brother CS6000i

The Brother CS6000i is a new generation sewing machine. It performs not only simple stitching tasks, but it also performs more advanced tasks such as crafting home decoration, quilting, garment construction, and sewing buttonholes. This computerized sewing machine features an LCD screen which allows for easy stitch selection. There are 60 built-in stitches for utility and decorative purposes to choose from. You just need to select one and the machine will automatically sew the stitch. Using the LCD display, you can adjust the length and width of each stitch (the maximum width is 7 mm). Besides the size of the stitch, the display will also show you which foot should be used for making a certain stitch.

You can also easily adjust the upper thread tension for different types of thread and fabric using the tension control dial. To operate the machine, you can either use the foot pedal or the start/stop button. For sewing small items such as sleeves and cuffs, you can remove its free arm attachment. The Brother CS6000i sewing machine also comes with a needle set, additional bobbins, twin needle, seam ripper, extra spool pin, eyelet punch, leaning brush, screw driver, and 6 different types of snap-on presser feet. You will also get a foot control, a power cord, and instruction manual. 

About Brother Industries, Ltd.

Brother Industries, Ltd. is a Japan-based company which manufactures various products including printers, label printers, large machine tools, typewriters, fax machines, sewing machines, and other computer-related electronic devices. The company was established in 1908 in Nagoya, and was originally named Yasui Sewing Machine Co. The company had its first overseas sales affiliate in 1954 with the establishment of Brother International Corporation (U.S.A.). In 1962, the company’s name was changed to Brother Industries, Ltd. From 1989 to 1999, the company became the primary sponsor of the Manchester City Football Club. This collaboration is considered one of the longest unbroken sponsorship deals of any football club in England.

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Manchecter United V Everton Preview (Monday Night)

United officially start their Premier league campaign on Monday night against Everton. After last season’s dramatic final day title loss to City, United must want to get a good start this time around.

United performed well in most of their pre-season games. Their only loss came against Barcelona in a curtailed penalty shootout. Most of the players looked in good touch. The defense looked weak however, and we leaked in a lot of silly goals throughout pre-season.

The good news is that most of the Squad is fit and available for the first match of the season. Darren Fletcher still remains absent with a stomach condition. He did play in the midweek testimonial but looked really thin. He will have to do a lot of fitness and strength training before he can step back up on the pitch.

With the signing of Robin Van Persie almost done, United arguably have one of the most potent strike forces in the premier league. What needs to be seen is how well he partners with Rooney up front.

Everton are always a tough opponent, especially at home. We need to be careful not to attack too much as we could get hit on the break. We need to keep a patient build up and try to break them down with our wing play. Steven Pienaar is big threat down the left wing and needs to be kept in check. They way he ran the show at Old Trafford last season really amazes me. Whoever of Rafael or Valencia starts at right back will have to do a good job.

Anderson looks set to start in midfield along with Cleverly or Carrick. Nani and Young should start on the wings with Welbeck and Rooney in attack. Kagawa looked really bright in the pre-season matches however I think he will start on the bench and come on later. United now have good strength and depth in their squad. Many fans are calling for a new signing in center midfield. I think Sir Alex is content with the midfield and might give a few chances to the youngsters throughout the course of the season

Really hoping to see a good game and a good result to start of the premier league season with.

Probable starting line up:

De Gea, Valencia, Ferdinand, Vidic, Evra, Nani, Carrick, Anderson, Young, Welbeck, Rooney

My Prediction:

United to just nick this one with their superior attacking line up. Everton 1-2 Man Utd

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The End of Pre Season As We Know It

When I was young I remember seeing pre season as a chance to watch my team shape up against the greatest side’s featuring the greatest players in the land. Supporting a lower league team (now sadly a non-league team) the opportunities to watch this calibre of player were few and far between, perhaps the odd run in a cup competition would lead to a draw against a top flight powerhouse, however there was more chance of spotting top players in the annual run of pre season games. The top sides warmed up for their season by trying out new players and new systems, as well as blooding youngsters and bringing established players back to full fitness against lower league opposition from within their shores. Not only were their the above mentioned benefits to the top clubs, but in addition the benefits to the lower league clubs was perhaps immeasurable, a chance for lesser players to perform against the best, also an opportunity for fans to watch top draw football as their hype for the new season grows amongst blind loyalty. I remember only too well the thoughts of «This is going to be our year, we looked against Manchester united for the last half hour» and «If we play like that every week we will walk this league, we created Liverpool some genuine problems today»

Sadly this pre season paints a different picture. Tonight Blue Square Premier leagues side Wrexham advertise a match against «a Liverpool XI», the giveaway as to the standard of team on show is in the naming of the «Liverpool XI» it is highly likely that this will be a scratch side made up of promising youngsters and foreign trialists, possibly none of which will be known names to the local crowd. The star studded Liverpool first team including Gerrard, Carragher, Torres and Cole is in Austria for their pre season training camp and early practice matches. Meanwhile with Manchester United having a similar trip in the United States and foreign ventures for Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City among others it is clear that the direction of pre season for the top sides is to look abroad and not at home.

So why have the Premier League’s finest taken this approach to such an important part of their season preparations? Some may point to the benefits of training in warmer foreign climates, even at Altitude in some cases. Other muted benefits are the team morale gained by taking a squad away together so they are forced to live and entertain together not simply train together then go home. Surely the biggest benefit is financial. The popularity of the English Premier League all around the year is immense and the traditional pre season exhibition games all over Asia have proved economically rewarding to the top sides with big match fees being coupled with sales of club merchandise to the many fans of the game. Whilst current pre season schedules is a natural step for the modern game I can’t help missing the old style of pre season which pitched the top English sides against those in the lower leagues and gave us fans a chance to dream of what might be in the season ahead.

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