England Expects a Decent Strikeforce

England take on Slovakia in a friendly on Saturday (17.00, Setanta Sports 1) then the Ukraine in a World Cup Qualifier on Wednesday (20.00, ITV1).

Here is the England squad in full (since the withdrawal of Ledley King):

Goalkeepers: David James (Portsmouth), Robert Green (West Ham United), Ben Foster (Manchester United) Defenders: Leighton Baines (Everton), Phil Jagielka (Everton), Joleon Lescott (Everton), Ashley Cole (Chelsea), John Terry (Chelsea), Rio Ferdinand (Manchester United), Glen Johnson (Portsmouth), Matthew Upson (West Ham United), Ledley King (Tottenham Hotspur). Midfielders: Gareth Barry (Aston Villa), Michael Carrick (Manchester United), Frank Lampard (Chelsea), Stewart Downing (Middlesbrough), David Beckham (AC Milan), Shaun Wright-Phillips (Manchester City), Aaron Lennon (Tottenham Hotspur), Steven Gerrard (Liverpool). Forwards: Carlton Cole (West Ham United), Peter Crouch (Portsmouth), Emile Heskey (Aston Villa), Wayne Rooney (Manchester United).

Our weakness is our strikeforce. Carlton Cole? Really? Heskey is an able foil, Crouch an impact sub… and Rooney is yet to find his best position or arguably form for his country. That is a severe paucity of options. Where are the world class English forwards? They are not abroad; are they being overlooked in the Premiership? Let’s have a look at the top scoring Englishmen…

Steven Gerrard 13

Peter Crouch 11

Kevin Davies 11

Gabriel Agbonlahor 10

Darren Bent 10

Frank Lampard 10

Carlton Cole 9

Jermain Defoe 9

Wayne Rooney 9

Michael Owen 8

Matthew Taylor 8

Andrew Johnson 7

Jason Roberts 7

Marlon King 6

James Beattie 5

Of these, those not included are Davies, Agbonlahor, Bent, Defoe, Owen, Taylor, Johnson, Roberts, King and Beattie. Let’s have a look at them…

Kevin Davies – What does he offer that Emile Heskey doesn’t? Well, goals, for a start. Heskey is arguably a better link man, better at providing and laying on chances – but Davies is good at holding the ball up, a real pain in the arse for defenders, and is scoring goals. He suffers from playing for Bolton; perhaps he would get more of a chance at a more fashionable club?

Gabriel Agbonlahor – He was included for the last game against Spain, as well as several other of Capello’s squads. However, he is on a long barren streak at the moment, and probably deserves his demotion to the U21s.

Darren Bent – Going by Capello’s maxim (which he seems to have abandoned in the case of Ben Foster) players will not play for England without playing regularly for their club. And as Bent is far from first choice at Spurs, he will suffer. His total of 10 goals is impressive for a bit part player, but his all round game is just not good enough for international football.

Jermaine Defoe – Injured – but assured of a role if fit. Who would have envisaged a time when Defoe was so sorely missed?

Michael Owen – Capello clearly doesn’t fancy him – and he’s not fully fit. And he’s lost most of his pace. But for my money he is still the best finisher England have, and should be in the squad. If he’s fit, who else would you rather throw on with twenty minutes remaining and needing to nick a goal?

Matthew Taylor – He is a midfielder. Which says a lot for the English strikers.

Andrew Johnson – There is perhaps a case here, but 7 goals in 26 appearances is hardly setting the world on fire. He is essentially a poor man’s Defoe (or Owen) and is different to our other strikers – just not good enough!

Jason Roberts, Marlon King, James Beattie – They are simply not international class. All big, bustling strikers they are already behind the likes of Davies and Cole who themselves are short of international class.

So there we are – we just don’t have any good strikers. It’s not Capello’s fault – aside from possibly Owen, and only when he’s fit, it’s difficult to make a case for anyone who’s been excluded.

At the back we look extremely strong – if a player with the quality of Jonathan Woodgate does not make it you know you have strength in depth. Likewise in midfield, where although the perennial Gerrard/Lampard debate is yet to be resolved they are both indisputably great players, and are ably supported/backed up by Barry and Carrick in the middle. Wide you have a multitude of options right, with SWP, Lennon, Walcott, Beckham, and Gerrard – one of whom may play left.

But Capello must have a big headache up top. It’s likely he will play Gerrard off Rooney, which is potentially exciting – but other than that combination (and that will obviously remove Gerrard’s dynamism from the midfield) there is little to whet the appetite. Heskey and Cole? No thanks.

Oh how we long for the days of Shearer, Sheringham, Owen, Fowler, Ferdinand, Wright, Collymore, Le Tissier, Cole – at one stage they were all available for England selection. That seems incomprehensible now; with that embarrassment of riches Carlton Cole would be seeking a second nationality.

Fortunately the likes of Slovakia and the Ukraine should not expose our lack of striking options – but we need to find a potent pairing in time for WC 2010.

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Limos in the North West

There are some superb limos to be found in the North West. On a par with limousine hire London is limousine hire Manchester with some of the finest Hummer H2 limos to be found anywhere in the UK. This includes the silver triple axle Hummer H2 limousine, an amazing yellow triple axle Hummer H2 called the Humbee and the silver Hummerzine which is the tallest Hummer H2 limousine in the UK. Manchester is also home to the awesome Ferrari F1 360 limousine, an amazing 6 seater limousine that is officially the fastest limousine in the world as well as the only pink Chrysler C300 Baby Bentley limousine in the whole of the UK. The fantastic Audi Q7 limousine and Range Rover Sport limousine can also be hired in the North West along with the BMW X5 limousine and a quality selection of stretch Lincoln Town Cars.

There are also some of the best fire engine limos to be found in the UK mainly in Manchester and Liverpool and probably the greatest collection of Jeep Expedition limos to be found anywhere. All are brand new and available in black, white, pink and silver and kitted out with the latest mod cons and gadgets such as DVD players, Flat Screen TV's and Surround Sound Systems.

The North West comprises five counties namely Cumbria, Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Cheshire. Major towns and cities in the North West include Chester, Crewe, Macclesfield and Warrington (Cheshire), Barrow-in-Furness and Carlisle (Cumbria), Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Salford, Stockport and Wigan (Greater Manchester), Blackburn , Blackpool, Burnley and Lancaster (Lancashire) and Liverpool, St Helens and Wirral (Merseyside).

Limousine hire in the North West covers all these areas and more and can be rented for any occasion or event. This includes hen nights, stag nights, school proms, weddings, corporate events, airport transfers, birthdays, race days, shopping sprees, anniversaries or maybe just a night out on the town. In fact stretch limos in the North West can be used for practically any occasion.

It is always a good idea to book your limousine early, in fact the earlier the better. This is particularly true for key dates such as weddings and school proms as these events are the most popular for limousine hire. By booking early not only will you avoid disappointment and hire the limousine you want but you may also get a very competitive price. This is because limousine companies are always keen to rent their limos out rather than have them sitting in the depot and there is no way of knowing how busy a particular day is likely to be. You will find that as that date approaches and demand increases the cost of the rental will increase considerably, in some case as high as 50 percent. Another way to keep limousine hire prices down is to rent midweek, again demand is the key. The most popular days of the week for limousine hire are Fridays and Saturdays. Therefore by booking on a less popular day such as a Sunday prices are likely to be much lower.

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The Meeting Venues and Meeting Rooms of Manchester

Manchester is one of the fastest growing cities of the UK. The service sector is one of the most thriving sectors of the city as it draws a lot of investment. Manchester is famous for its banks and financial institutions, its service industries, its department stores and shopping malls. As a result, it is visited by a large number of people for business purposes. Manchester is a flourishing commercial center of UK. Several business executives meet in Manchester for thrashing out business strategies and plans. The many meeting venues and meeting rooms of Manchester provide a suitable platform for figuring out corporate policies.

Renowned Meeting Rooms of Manchester

When talking about the meeting venues and meeting rooms of Manchester, a mention must be made of the Red Rooms meeting rooms. The Red Rooms conference rooms are situated in the Bruntwood office buildings of Manchester. The Red Rooms charge you according to an hourly basis or a half day basis or a full day basis. Food charges are included in the duration charges. The Red Rooms offer state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment for your use in the conferences. The Red Rooms are one of the most renowned meeting venues and meeting rooms of Manchester.

Other renowned meeting venues and meeting rooms of Manchester are situated at the Spring Gardens, Manchester; New Mount Street, Manchester; Exchange Quay, Manchester; King Street, Manchester; Portland Street, Manchester; Salford Quays, Manchester; and at other eminent locations in the business districts of Manchester. The meeting rooms at the Manchester Airport are also excellent meeting venues. Some of the serviced offices in Manchester make for excellent meeting venues too. Meeting room hire charges in Manchester are pretty high.

Necessary Meeting Equipment in the Conference Venues of Manchester

Most of the meeting rooms of Manchester and the conference venues of Manchester are equipped with flipcharts, whiteboards, computers with Internet facilities, facsimile and photocopying facilities, projectors, video conferencing facilities, etc. These gadgets and equipment intend to make your meeting lively and productive. But the software that’s designed to make each meeting a thumping success is the online diary planner. If you get into any of the meeting rooms of Manchester or function rooms of Manchester and sit at any computer or laptop that’s connected to the Internet, you’ll be able to avail of the services of the fantastic online diary planner. While allowing you to upload into it all sorts of meeting data and documents, the online diary planner helps you to retrieve data from it at the click of a mouse. It supports the importing of email identifications into it from email applications and it works across different time zones. It helps you to schedule meetings effortlessly and be in complete control of the meeting-data management process. The online diary planner helps you to spearhead the meeting conducting and presentation processes as it turns you into a meeting-management expert.

Take the online diary planner into the meeting rooms and meeting venues of Manchester if you want to add a new perspective to your meetings. The best online diary planners for meetings and conferences are cited in Wikipedia at Online diary planner for your convenience. Wikipedia can be trusted to give truthful and unbiased information about everything.

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5 Amazing Facts About Arsenal FC

Arsenal Football Club or Arsenal FC is a Professional English football club which plays in the English Premier League A division. This London club joined the first ever club from the South of England in 1893. Furthermore, since enrolling the First Division in 1904, they have gained the second most points. The club is regarded as one of the most successful clubs in Football.

So These are 5 Amazing Facts you probably didn’t know about Arsenal FC.

  1. The club was not intentionally founded to play Football
    The Arsenal FC club was originally for the purpose of mourning the 1886th victim of the Satanic cult. The club,in fact, was originally founded by a secret society. However, the official statement of the club was announced not before 1886.
  2. The haunting Stadium
    Before the division of the continents in ancient times, it is believed that the North London was the homeland to the earliest Aboriginal Americans. Also, there have been a lot of dead bodies of the Ancient Indians buried below the stadium ground.
  3. Bin Laden was a Die Hard Gunner
    It would surprise you hearing the fact that Bin Laden, the founder of Al-Qaeda group, was actually a regular season holder of Arsenal FC. It is also believed that he had attended the several major games of Arsenal. After the revelation of this unknown fact, the club finally decided to ban Bin Laden from attending the Highbury Stadium which was the previous official stadium of Arsenal Football Club.
  4. The golden Premier League Trophy
    The 2003-2004 premier league season is probably the life-memorably season for the whole football fans around the world. Arsenal successfully managed to win the Premier League title without losing a single match in 38 games played. Arsenal FC, however, grabbed the record of a record of 26 wins and 12 draws. The club was handed the only Golden Premier League trophy by the FA. Till date, not a single English Football Club has beaten this record. The club’s longest undefeated run was 49 games until the controversial penalty of Ruud van Nistelrooy ended the record. Since then, there has been a great rivalry between these two clubs.
  5. The one and only English Team that hasn’t been Relegated
    Arsenal Football club was finally promoted to the first division in 1919. Since then, the club has never got relegated. Probably there will be the only team in the history of Premier League not to downgrade its position. The team has been in the top flight English football since 1919-1920.

So these are the best 5 Facts about Arsenal FC.

Another mind-blowing fact is the current stadium, Emirates Stadium, is the second largest stadium in England after Old Trafford of Manchester Untied. This stadium has a total capacity of 60,432 while Old Trafford, The Manchester United Stadium, has little more with the total capacity of 75,635.

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Insider’s Guide to Getting a Job in Manchester

Manchester is one of the up-and-coming cities of the UK. The Greater Manchester area has been growing steadily since 2007 and is one of the areas of the UK that has recovered most quickly from the credit crunch recession. It is the second largest functional financial region outside of London and shows a growth rate of almost twice that of the majority of UK urban areas. The expansion has been fuelled by large scale investment in services industries, particularly the financial sector. Some of the major businesses with offices and large employee bases in the Manchester region are Vodafone, the BBC, Thomas Cook, the Guardian, Kellogs, ITV and the heinous internet ogre Google.

Between them, they provide a wealth of job opportunities, however, the appeal of Manchester to job seekers is that there are also plenty of other industries. The main industry is the financial sector; banking and insurance but other opportunities are available in retail and telesales in particular. Manchester is a centre of excellence for the service sector including logistics. The latter is natural since Manchester is at the hub of the UK’s transport network with motorways and rail links radiating out in all 4 cardinal directions. There are some highly specialised niche industries that have centred on the area for example, biotechnology and environmental technology; perhaps due to the presence of the Manchester Institute of Technology (MiT) which produces many scientific and technically qualified experts.

On a human scale rather than economical scale, the city and its environs are cosmopolitan and there is a thriving cultural scene. The latter has attracted creatives to the city – check any search engine and you will find pages of advertising agencies and other creative companies based here. These include digital and print advertising, packaging design, marketing, media… the list goes on and on! So not is it a great area for technical job searches, it is also great for those on the other side of the coin looking for creative jobs. Whilst looking through available jobs, I found an unusually high (well it seemed high to me) number of jobs for linguists too – the travel industry required Polish speakers; a car rental company needed someone who spoke excellent Norwegian and there were openings fr French speakers in retail!

Salaries in Greater Manchester are very varied. For telesales and basic retail jobs, they are as low as 12,000, but you don’t have to look far for well paid managerial and technical jobs that offer 40 – 50K plus. So in other words, there is pretty much something for everyone, depending on their skills and experience.

How to find a job in Manchester

Online is a good place to start. It will save you a lot of time and several bus fares! There are thousands of advertised jobs on the usual websites like gumtree, Monster and fish4. But a really good site for job seekers is Reeds, a national recruitment agency as you can see how many others have applied for the jobs in which you are interested. For creative jobs, check out ‘The Drum’ and remember to check out the Guardian jobs pages too.

But before you even start, you should re-vamp your CV. This is best left to professionals who, after exploring the type of employment you are looking for, can provide you with an edge over the others. They will advise you on the best type of CV (yes, there are several effective ways to present a CV) and use your skills and experience to paint you in a very positive light. You, after all, are an amateur in the field, unless of course you are in HR!

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A Short Biography of Famous Soccer Players – David Beckham

His full name is David Robert Joseph Beckham. But he has some nickname such as Dave, Becks, Golden Balls, and DB7. He was born in Leytonstone, London, England on 2 May 1975. His playing position in the field is as Midfielder. Beckham is an English soccer player who now plays for Los Angeles Galaxy.

Beckham is a reputable member of the national team of England as well. He has been an excellent goal maker and a main attraction for public. He is one of Britain’s most iconic team members whose name is also an elite international advertising trademark. His skill to overtake the ball with pin-point accurateness and his brand free kicks have made him very well-liked amongst his friends.

During his career as professional soccer player, he ever played for some senior clubs such as Manchester United (1993-2003), Preston North End (1995 as a loan), Real Madrid (2003-2007), Los Angeles Galaxy (2007- ), Milan (2009 – as a loan).

On 1 September 1996, he made his debut for his national team in a World Cup qualifying game in opposition to Moldova. Beckham won the world’s highest-paid soccer player in 2004 with regards to salary and advertising contracts. He was the first British soccer player to play 100 Champions League competitions. From 15 November 2000 until the 2006 FIFA World Cup finals, he was captain of England national team, during which Beckham participated 58 times.

Beckham was forced to fail to spot the 2010 FIFA World Cup as a soccer player due to his wound. It was proclaimed on 14 May 2010 that he will act as an arbitrator between management and the players.

Beckham collected many honors and awards during his career as a professional soccer player. Some of them are honors with his club and national team of England. And some of them are his personal honors. With the club of Manchester United he won Premier League (1995-1996, 1996-1997, 1998-1999, 1999-2000, 2000-2001, 2002-2003), FA Cup (1995-1996, 1998-1999), UEFA Champions League (1998-1999), Intercontinental Cup (1999), FA Community Shield (1993, 1994, 1996, 1997), and FA Youth Cup (1992). With Real Madrid he won La Liga (2006-2007), and Supercopa de España (2003). And with Los Angeles Galaxy, he won Western Conference (2009).

As an Individual, some of his honors are Premier League Player of the Month (August 1996), PFA Young Player of the Year (1996-1997), Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year (1996-1997), UEFA Club Footballer of the Year (1998-1999), UEFA Club Midfielder of the Year (1998-1999), Premier League 10 Seasons Awards (1992-1993 to 2001-2002), BBC Sports Personality of the Year (2001), FIFA 100, ESPY Award (Best Male Soccer Player: 2004), ESPY Award (Best MLS Player: 2008), and English Football Hall of Fame (2008).

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