Barcelona Best Season is About to Begin

Last season was great for the blue-grana team, even if many fans remember the devastating results of losing 7-0 against the Bayern Munich.  It should be a sin to overlook everything done by El Barça during the 2012-13 that was worthwhile; like setting a record on La Liga points and goals scored to mention some.

Comeback wins that made the hair of our necks rise up in the previous seasons. The merit of Messi’s fourth Ballon d’Or and his consecutive goal scoring. The 4-0 victory over AC Milan during the second leg of the Champions League is something that no one on his sanity will ever forget. With all these facts and more, it is possible for “El Barça” to get stronger? Let’s peek a bit!


The first clue is the signing of Neymar; it doesn’t matter the facts about how he was transferred, nor the fee for acquiring him; adding Neymar to the roster was a master move.

The Brazilian is young, healthy and in a position to learn the team mechanics and add his talents for a best offensive, plus Improvement is always available. The Threat that he can create will give Messi some extra space for him to navigate the field and make some mayhem at their opponent’s net, whoever it is.

Gerardo Martino already had a great chemistry with the players under his care; he can transmit certain amount of confidence on them inside and out of the pitch that allow them to work as one single mind just to say.

Players like Andres Iniesta and Lionel Messi are comfortable with him and his management style. Even the young Neymar is very positive about his new boss. Right now, the only concern for the manager is the purchase of an extraordinary central defensive.

The addition of Neymar to the roster won’t diminish Messi‘s game at all, as mentioned above, this addition will give the Argentinean more versatility and make him even more dangerous than he already is. He is young and with every game he just keep raising his performance and has many great years ahead of him.

Messi simply will get better and better every day. Opposing defenders will find themselves in a dilemma when choosing which threat to face, being Neymar at the left or Messi at the middle. The versatility of both will be a nightmare for any defense confronting them during this season. Adding any third component at the right being this Alexis Sanchez, Pedro Rodriguez, or Christian Tello and you are looking at the most potent front three.You must think on which will your bet be and check the live odds,  because it is torrid!

Barcelona is heading for a great season ahead, with much of the pressure lifted from their backs; things will go smoother this time. Prepare for more records, more triumphs to celebrate and more trophies to rise, “El Barça” is on the road to be greater than ever.


Author: WHO


Is Men’s Fashion Influenced By Football Stars?

With the commercial appeal of football dominating, if not leading the football game in many ways (the industry in general is dominated by summer tours of countries with lucrative commercial Audiences, player endorsements and corporate sponsorships), football tends to buck most commercial trends. It is no small coincidence that over 60% of Premier League Teams are now foreign-owned by successful wealthy foreign owner who will tell you what you already know – that the game’s global commercial appeal is unquestionable. But how much influence do player yield off the field?

With the game having so much commercial involvement, the players have also enjoyed rocketing salaries, thanks to image rights whenever clubs use their photo or name, commercial endorsements with private sponsors and, the customary media attention that has come with it. With that comes the consumerism that is intrinsic to the proliferation of fashion websites, magazines and the attention surrounding football stars and their lifestyles – including, of course, what they are wearing.

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How much then, if at all, do football stars influence men’s fashion? In the case of the most famous of all sport-related clothes horses, David Beckham, whose footballing success has been at the very least, matched by commercial appeal – quite a lot. Beckham has it seems been one of the few footballers to truly influence fashion in general – let alone men’s fashion.

From his Mohawk in 2002, adopted by millions around the world, to being the first men’s sports star to adorn the cover of leading women’s magazine, Marie Claire – how much of this is down to sporting prowess? How much is down to “just being a footballer?” There are dozens, if not hundreds of famous footballers, after all. Can you honestly say that many of those influence fashion as easily?

However, in general, for footballers with considerably less ability and commercial appeal than the David Beckhams and the Cristiano Ronaldos of this world, their influence on fashion isn’t very clear. Ergo, since not every footballer has the appeal as David Beckham, it can’t surely be said that all footballers in general have a positive influence on men fashion.


Author: Shannon Holland