Another cheap entry posted by KeCiK Monday, September 28, 2009 exactly at pukul - 12:26 PM
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A Saudi prince has said he is prepared to spend up to £350 million to buy a 50 per cent stake in Premier League side Liverpool.
"We are currently seeking to buy 50 per cent of the shares in the club which is now suffering of debts worth £245m," Prince Faisal bin Fahd bin Abdullah, who chairs private firm F6 and a Saudi-based holding firm called Fama Group, told the Al-Riyadh newspaper.
"The transaction, upon which a decision is close to be reached, will be worth £200m to £350m pounds," he said.
No-one at Liverpool, which beat Hull 6-1 to move to third position in table, could immediately be reached for comment.
A Fama spokesman declined to comment saying: "What I know is that the prince attended the Liverpool game against Hull and signed an agreement with Liverpool to build a sport academy in Saudi Arabia," the spokesman said.
Liverpool is co-owned by Americans Tom Hicks and George Gillett. The two have had a stormy relationship since purchasing the club for £218.9m in 2007 and neither wants to sell his stake to the other.
F6 said in a statement on Sunday it had signed a memorandumof understanding with the George Gillett Group which paves the way for an exclusive cooperation with Liverpool that would lead to the opening of academies affiliated to the English club.
The F6 statement did not refer to any planned acquisition of a stake in Liverpool.
Prince Faisal's statement renews a battle among Gulf Arab investors for England's most successful club with 18 English league titles and five European Cup triumphs.
Investors from Gulf Arab countries have shown growing interest in acquiring soccer clubs mainly from the English Premier League.
Last month, United Arab Emirates' investor Sulaiman al-Fahim completed a takeover of Portsmouth football club, while Abu Dhabi United Group for Development and Investment (ADUG) bought Manchester City last year.
Hicks and Gillett were in talks in January to sell the club for £500m including debt to investors from the region, including Kuwait, but talks broke down over price, one of those involved said.
Before that, UAE-based Dubai International Capital vied in 2007 for a stake in Liverpool.
In August, Prince Faisal told the website of local soccer team Al-Hilal that F6 was leading talks for a group of unnamed investors to buy into two European soccer clubs, one of which was from Great Britain.
Last year, Forbes Magazine estimated Liverpool to be worth $1 billion, excluding debt, placing it as the fourth-most valuable football team in the world after Manchester United, Real Madrid and Arsenal.
Another cheap entry posted by KeCiK Thursday, September 17, 2009 exactly at pukul - 6:54 AM
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Ratings after Rafa Benitez's men pulled out a narrow win...
Pepe Reina - 7 - Arguably Liverpool's most consistent player, the Spaniard rarely puts a foot wrong, and was impeccable again here.
Glen Johnson - 7 - Offers a great outlet from right-back, especially as the Reds struggle against heavily-packed defences. Never gave the ball away and contributed impressively going forward.
Jamie Carragher - 7 - As reliable as ever, Carragher easily won his individual battle, and most of his central defensive colleague's as well.
Martin Skrtel - 5 - The Slovakian looks short of confidence currently. Poor distribution and a willingness to go to ground put his side in trouble on a few occasions.
Emiliano Insua - 6 - Defensively sound, and combined neatly with Riera down the left.
Dirk Kuyt - 8 - Revelling in his central role, the Dutchman grabbed the all-important goal on the stroke of half-time with another poacher's effort, and was his usual effervescent self throughout.
Lucas Leiva - 8 - His efforts are earning him increasing popularity with the Reds faithful, and he continued his ascent with a fine display. Strong and disciplined defensively, and economical in possession, Liverpool didn't miss Javier Mascherano.
Steven Gerrard - 6 - Certainly played within himself, but showed flashes of genius. Was inches away from a second goal with a stunning volley early in the second half.
Albert Riera - 6 - Most of Liverpool's best chances fell to the Spaniard, but he was unable to take any. Replaced by Babel late on after a so-so performance.
Yossi Benayoun - 6 - Quiet compared to his show-stealing display at the weekend, one run in the second half did get the crowd out of their seats, but not his most effective game.
Fernando Torres - 6 - Worked as hard as ever, and his unselfishness is an asset. Created the opener for Kuyt with a low strike that Poleksic spilled.
Ryan Babel - 6 - Not given very long to make an impression, but looked hungry and almost provided a late sealer with a deflected effort
Javier Mascherano - N/A
Fabio Aurelio - N/A
Vukasin Poleksic- 6 - Made a few useful saves, but also gave a lot of rebounds, one of which led to the all-important opening goal.
Laszlo Bodnar - 7 - Composed, confident and experienced, the Hungarian international looked a cut above his team-mates
Adam Komlosi - 6 - Strong aerially, and willing to play out from the back. Coped well with Torres' threat.
Norbert Meszaros - 7 - Marshalled his back-line well, and covered his partner at the back superbly.
Marcell Fodor - 6 - Picked up a booking early on which restricted him against Benayoun, but stuck to his task well.
Peter Czvitkovics - 7 - Looked the most likely to threaten. Tested Reina with a first half strike, and kept the ball neatly throughout.
Luis Ramos - 6 - Tidy, energetic and quick, the Honduran buzzed around midfield for an hour, but picked up an injury and had to go off.
Zoltan Kiss - 7- The captain of the side, and the one who kept Debrecen ticking over. Neat and effective.
Peter Szakaly - 6 - Quiet and ineffective throughout, no surprise when he was replaced.
Leandro - 6 - Charged with offering support to the lone striker, he instead spent most of his time defending.
Adamo Coulibaly - 6 - Worked tirelessly on his own for large parts. Briefly threatened in the second half, but lacked conviction.
Zsolt Laczko - 6 - Came on with energy, and added a bit of urgency to Debrecen's attacking play.
Robert Feczesin - N/A
Another cheap entry posted by KeCiK Monday, September 14, 2009 exactly at pukul - 7:14 AM
Liverpool FC and Standard Chartered Bank announced today they had agreed a four year deal for the bank to become the club's main sponsor - the largest commercial agreement in Liverpool's history.
The agreement, which starts in July 2010 and runs through to the end of the 2013-14 season, will see the bank's name and logo appear on the Liverpool shirt.
Liverpool FC is the most successful club in English football, enjoying a global following most recently evidenced in its highly successful pre-season tour of Singapore and Thailand. As official club sponsors, Standard Chartered will enjoy a major rights package which will provide the platform to significantly step up the Bank's brand awareness across its core markets in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
Standard Chartered PLC, listed on both London and Hong Kong stock exchanges, ranks among the top 25 companies in the FTSE-100 by market capitalisation. The Bank has more than doubled its revenue and profits over the last five years and has performed consistently well, delivering record results throughout the recent financial crisis.
Christian Purslow, Managing Director of Liverpool Football Club, pictured above signing the contract alongside Standard Chartered chairman John Peace, commented: "This partnership brings together two highly successful organisations with a really strong cultural and strategic fit. The sponsorship opportunity attracted a huge level of interest from a wide array of globally recognised brands and in Standard Chartered we believe we have the ideal partner to move forward and help develop our global ambitions for the club. It is a real sign of the progress we have made at Liverpool that we have been able to secure the largest ever commercial deal in our history."
Peter Sands, Group Chief Executive of Standard Chartered PLC, said: "This is a great partnership. We are excited to be working with such a famous global brand as Liverpool Football Club for the next four years. This is an outstanding opportunity for Standard Chartered, our customers and shareholders, and for Liverpool, its players and fans
"We see many opportunities to continue growing our business, particularly as Asia, Africa and the Middle East are emerging from the global downturn more quickly than the West. This sponsorship will drive a step change in brand recognition in our key markets and will provide an additional catalyst for our business growth."
p/s: Bye bye Carslberg..now easy for me to buy those Liverpool kit. Nice.
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Another cheap entry posted by KeCiK Sunday, September 6, 2009 exactly at pukul - 6:05 AM
Liverpool legend explains magic behind his many amazing goals...
His track record is nothing short of incredible; it is those magical, match-winning moments that live longest in the memory of football fans, and is one of the main reasons so many, not just in Liverpool, not even just in England, but across Europe and beyond believe him to be one of the best midfielders in the world.
After all, in terms of match-winning moments, not even Frank Lampard's extraordinary and consistent goal return has manifested itself in as impressive and memorable a fashion as his.
Kaka, for all his skills and silverware, arguably hasn't won as many matches with individual moments of magic as much as him, either. Iniesta produced just one such moment last season, and we saw what an iconic moment that became in the course of the year.
The list is endless, but none of them, despite their many other skills, seem to have produced the quite simply unbelievable individual results Steven Gerrard has.
There must be something to it - so Goal.com UK sat down with the Liverpool skipper to talk through the tricks to his trade secret.
It turns out, it comes down to five factors - all of which, the man himself had plenty to say about, and many strolls down memory lane to take...
It seems obvious enough, Stevie himself admits it can be decided in a fraction of a second: "It’s about the circumstances and you just have to keep practising your techniques during training and really knuckle down. Sometimes balls come at you so fast – you just don’t have time to think.
"The goal I scored against Olympiakos in the Champions League is a good example. As the ball dropped towards me it was spinning and I thought the shot was going to end up in the stands when I got my boot to it. But somehow I caught it sweetly and it flew in. It’s definitely one of the best goals I have ever scored.
"I was delighted to get the goal. Not because of the glory but for the rest of the team for the hard work we’d put in that night – especially in the closing stages."
There is something to be said of any great striker - and a rare select few of great midfielders - who always are where they need to be to score those all-important, match-winning strikes: "It is always a challenge to find space during a match, but it doesn’t get easier as the game goes on because players are generally very fit nowadays.
"A good example is when we played West Ham in the FA Cup final. I was dead on my feet and when the ball came up for me I just thought I’d give it everything I had left.
"To be honest I surprised myself with how much I got behind it because I thought my tank was empty.
"Saying that, I also like the first goal I scored that afternoon a lot because it was a team goal. I might have put the finishing touch to it but it was a great build up.
"Another example is when we played Real Madrid last season. Ryan Babel made a great run down the left and cut it back as I was sprinting into the box. I diverted it towards the goal on the half volley and it just went in. Again, it’s just instinctive and as a professional footballer you keep practising and always look to improve in every area.
"The game against Real was my 100th appearance in Europe, but I’m not one to dwell on statistics or the goal. The most important thing was to win the game and reach the quarter-finals.
"Real just couldn’t live with us playing like that, we just capitalised on every loose ball and the team was brilliant from start to finish.
"Again, I can remember playing against PSV in Holland and Steve Finnan does some brilliant work with Javier Mascherano and Finn’s pointing to exactly where he wants the return pass played - his cross is just inch perfect.
"There are better players than me in the air at Liverpool but I knew where I was and where the goalkeeper was, and the ball was played just brilliantly and I got my forehead on it and it was 1-0.
"You train and play with players week in, week out, and you just develop an understanding."
This is one factor in which Gerrard holds no doubt of the significance whatsoever: "A good example of the difference bottle can make is our Champions League tie against Arsenal at Anfield.
"We had a penalty, yes, but if I’d missed? I didn’t even want to think about that.
"I had already made up my mind about where I was putting it as the ref awarded the spot-kick and just concentrated on getting the best contact on the ball that I possibly could. That was enough to put us back in the driving seat.
"You just have to think positive. I’ve scored some penalties in my time and I just go for them."
Gerrard doesn't believe luck to be as telling a factor as many believe:. "You do need the rub of the green here and there, but I’d say it’s somewhere in-between.
"The thing is, you don’t get anything in football, or in any other profession, without a great deal of hard work and we’ve got to remember that. Football can be a cruel game and at times the opposition get the luck, but we have to do our part and really knuckle down.
"The difficult thing is that I’ve set a high standard for myself and people expect great performances week in and week out. That’s good, because I’d rather play my football with expectation around me, than not.
"But, if I fall a little bit below that level, people are very quick to say negative things. But at times things do go against you and you have to just remain calm and pick yourself up again.
"Experience is very important because it enables you to get back to basics and believe me, I’m my own worst critic.
"My target for this season is the same as it is before the start of every season: get into double figures. And to get to double figures you need a lot more than just luck.
"As a midfielder I’m always looking to get into double figures, that’s the minimum expected for a player in my position.
"To get to the next level you’re looking at about 15 and over a season if you want to be classed as a top Premier League midfielder."
What many forget is that the young, industrious and slightly less strike-happy Steven Gerrard was a player whose very future at the highest level was under threat from persistent injuries.
Those were problems he has battled admirably to overcome, showing that some things - including injuries - really do go beyond good or bad luck, into good or bad discipline and determination.
"To be able to play 50 or 60 games a season, you need to be able to stay fit for long enough. When I was younger, not being able to play 50 or 60 games used to really get me down and I used to doubt whether I’d be able to stay fit," recalls Gerrard. "But those days are thankfully long gone now. Over the last few years, everything’s come together and I feel really good.
"I have a routine that I’ve got to follow before and after games and in the week. But to be honest with you, I need to keep at it.
"I’ve got to do a special programme in the gym during the week and the physios have to drag me to do it. But it’s important and I know it’s helped me get to where I am and I’ll keep at it. It's all about putting the hard work in."
So, that's all it takes? A five-step guide to glory? Not quite. Steven Gerrard also wears the new Predator Power Swerve football boot - which is said to give eight per cent extra swerve and control. Developed by none other than Zinedine Zidane, after ending his career in the 2006 World Cup final, the Adidas innovation team has created this unique for world class footballers.
Another cheap entry posted by KeCiK Friday, September 4, 2009 exactly at pukul - 5:51 AM
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Good luck for your incoming UPSR exam..wish you all the best. Allah bless you all.