Luis Suarez Attacks Once Again

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Since Luis Suarez now infamous bite on Giorgio Chiellini, I have heard jokes from every corner. From photo’s linking him to one of those zombies from “The Walking Dead”, to my mother drawing comparisons between him and Mike Tyson.

What was worse was the fact that people from the football world were so quick to come out and defend him including Chiellini himself.

He stated that he thought the punishment was too harsh and his heart went out to him and his family. Are you kidding me?

For all us diehard fans of the game one cannot just forgive Suarez. This is the 27 year olds third biting offense and he was also charged for racially abusing former Manchester United defender Patrice Evra in the past before.

Diego Maradona was another person that thought a 4 month suspension was too harsh and asked if Suarez had murdered someone for everyone to have turned on him just like that.

No he did not kill anyone but you have a man who refuses to learn his lesson. The notoriety that surrounds Luis Suarez is so intense that I am surprised people came to his defense.

I for one was bummed to see Uruguay lose to Chile as I always really liked watching them play. But when you have millions of people watching the game worldwide a player of his stature should set a good example.



It was a shame that a reputable and classy team like Barcelona decided to taint their name and buy the infamous biter. Especially when they already had the likes of Messi and Neymar already at their disposal.

I will not deny that he is a very talented player. Having scored 31 goals in the EPL for Liverpool and helping Liverpool enjoy one of their best seasons in a very long time, it is clear to see that he is a player that makes a difference.

I understand that people make mistakes but when they do not learn from it I honestly think 4 months away from the game is just a slap on the wrist.

With his verdict due tomorrow, I for one hope that nothing changes and his ban remains the same. Hopefully during those 4 months he takes some anger management classes to prevent a future number 4 biting scandal.

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The Legend of Number 7

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The number 7 has been graced by many gifted players both in the past and present. Some iconic names that come to mind include: Raul, David Villa, Bastian Schweinsteiger, and Andriy Shevchenko.

However nowhere has the number been more extraordinary and famous than at Manchester United.

It is widely known that only the best and most gifted players are given the opportunity to sport the lucky number 7 jersey at Old Trafford.

It takes more than a player of remarkable skill to wear the famous number 7.

One has to be a superstar with a personality and attitude of his own. It takes a very astonishing play maker that rarely belts down under pressure and that can stand his own. Especially when the team is going through a tough season or are in transition and the media is ripping them apart constantly.

Two of the most widely recognized players in the world today also happened to grace the Man U #7: David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo.

While both players had different playing styles while at United, they were both astonishing when it came to free kicks and dealing with the daily media storm that came with being a famous and successful player.

While George Best, Eric Cantona and Bryan Robson have all managed legendary careers, Michael Owen and Antonio Valencia were not quite able to make their mark.



With Manchester United’s brand currently going through an identity crisis, a game changer in the squad would definitely make things livelier.

Potential candidates for the jersey would definitely have to be more on the attacking side. A player I think would fit in perfectly with what number 7 stands for would certainly be Marco Rues.

Like Ronaldo, he is an attacking winger that has proven himself as a game changer. He also formed a fearful attacking partnership with former Borussia Dortmund midfielder Mario Gotze, before he left for Bayern Munich last year, which was one of the main factors to Dortmund’s success.

Although Rues may not have many trophies to show for his decent career so far, the 25 year old has gone on record to clearly state that although his fellow Dortmund players Robert Lewandowski and Gotze made expensive moves to the Bundesliga power house that is Bayern Munich, he has reiterated that he would do no such thing.

I have spoken to many of my fellow Manchester United fans and they all seem to agree that the next player to don the number 7 shirt would have to be a superstar in the making.

Either that or Manchester United may have no choice but to retire the number like they retired the number 42 in baseball in honour of Jackie Robinson (for those of you not to familiar with the sport, Robinson was the first African American to play in the MLB (Major League Baseball).

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Manchester United Players at the World Cup 2014

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The World Cup is officially over and done with and life can finally go back to how it was before all this welcomed chaos. Although the anticipation of seeing the new champs Germany begin their defense of the trophy on the road to Russia 2018 is certainty an enticing one.

Even though no Manchester United player was in the final on July 13, we fans were able to take a lot out of this World Cup.

For starters we had 13 players plus our new manager Lois van Gaal representing Manchester United.

Of all the thirteen players (Adnan Januzaj, Antonia Valencia, Chris Smalling, Danny Welbeck, David De Gea, Javier Hernandez, Juan Mata, Marouane Fellaini, Nani, Patrice Evra, Phil Jones, Robin van Persie, Shinji Kagawa and Wayne Rooney) it was by far Van Persie that had the most successful tournament. He was also the only player that made it all the way to the semi finals.

While Mata, Fellaini, Hernandez, Nani and Rooney were all able to get on the score sheet with one goal apiece, van Persie was the one to score the most with an impressive 4 goals. In general 9 goals were scored by 6 United players.

But there was one other Man United representative that had a remarkable tournament and it was none other than our new manager Louis van Gaal.

Van Gaal showed all the United fans that he is just as disciplined as Fergie and demands only the best from his team. From the Netherlands first game where they thrashed the Spaniards 5-1 to their third place victory against Brazil, the Dutch sure knew how to entertain which explains the 11 goals the team scored in total with Van Persie and Robben providing 7 of those.

One particular surprising moment was Belgium’s first game when substitute Marouane Fellaini became the first Belgian to score in the tournament with his header against Algeria. It was a promising display overall from the Belgian international and hopefully he will be able to emulate the same form when he starts his second season at United next month.

It was unfortunate that once again the British media were quick to attack Rooney. I understand that some may view Rooney as only showing up for his club and not country. But to blame one player for a country’s lacklustre display is wrong. I watched all three of England’s games and they did show potential but one has to remember that they were in a group of death with two former champions in Italy and Uruguay as well as the surprising breakout team of the tournament in Costa Rica.

Nani was another player that dealt with a lot of criticism and was also in the same predicament as Rooney. It really goes to show that no team is safe which was one of the reasons why England, Portugal, Italy and Spain all made early exits.

Although most players did not make it past the knockout phases, it was nice to see them come out and play in the international stage.

Now the countdown begins to the opening game in the EPL against Swansea City on August 16, 2014 which fingers crossed will be the beginning of a golden era at Old Trafford.

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OMG I WAS RIGHT: Argentina vs. Germany it is!!

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I may not be a soccer player but it sure felt nice having people text, call and email me how I was a genius to pick the right two teams, Germany and Argentina, to make it to the final.

The 2014 World Cup has been filled with so much goals and controversy that seeing the best two teams fight tooth and nail to make it to the final is just a wonderful thing to experience (especially when so much people believed Brazil were going to win it on home soil).

Since I never liked gambling to begin with I did not place any bets on the game. I would however like to rub it in everyone’s face who said I was making the wrong decision for not supporting Spain, U.S.A and Brazil.

Photo courtesy of: tjuel

Photo courtesy of: tjuel

I would also like wave my middle finger right back at that crazy Mexican guy that gave me the middle finger during the group stages while I was driving to a party. He did not even know me yet was so quick to swear at me and my teams and then speed off.

With the final set to take place on Sunday I honestly have no clue which team I would prefer to see lift the trophy.  But I wish both teams good luck and may the best team win.

I do however hope that the EPL hurries up and starts back up. Since we Manchester United fans did not have much to celebrate last season I think the success of our new manager Louis van Gaal had with the Netherlands should only be a positive thing for us.

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