Chris Smalling says that he wants to be remembered as a player

Manchester United defender Chris Smalling says that he wants to be remembered as a player of great stature than Rio Ferdinand at the club.

Along with Nemanja Vidic, Ferdinand is seen as one of the best central defenders that the club has had in the last decade. Now playing at QPR, the former England international is coming to the end of his career. At almost a decade younger than him, Smalling is seen as the future of United’s defence. He is also close to establishing himself as the England number one centre back after a string of performances this campaign.

Once upon a time, the former Fulham player was seen as a talented player who had a long way to go before establishing himself as one of the top defenders. Signed by former manager Sir Alex Ferguson for £ 12 million, Smalling is starting to repay United with a string of good performances. He has been an ever present in the United back four – especially in the second half of the campaign – and is close to being the permanent fixture in England’s defence along with Phil Jones. During his time at United, Ferdinand won numerous accolades including Premier League and Champions League medals. (more…)

Chelsea struggled most in Champions League

When playing in the 1st leg of their Champions League last-16 tie game against PSG, the Premier League side Chelsea was the team that clearly struggled most in the match. Chelsea launched a total of 2 shots in the entire match meanwhile PSG launched 14 different times.  When the match was over, Jose Mourinho admitted in saying that Chelsea deserved to lose as they didn’t perform good enough to deserve what the final scoreboard displayed which was a 1-1 draw.

This result is a huge advantage for Chelsea as they currently have an advantage over PSG as the header that was scored by Ivanovic was netted in the Parc des Princes, in the home turf of the French team and now PSG are obliged to score at least one goal in the upcoming 2nd leg match.

Even though this result has placed Chelsea in a very comfortable spot, there was something that occurred even before the matchhad started which has everyone talking about and it’s not about the undeserved advantage of Chelsea, it’s about the act of racism that was displayed by fans of Chelsea. (more…)

Rio Ferdinand – Most honest Interviewer

Rio Ferdinand is a guy who always speaks honestly in his interviews. He doesn’t give a damn if his comments are getting portrayed in a wrong way. He is a clear hearted player and a very straightforward person. His words have put him into trouble a few times. Still, he is the same.

The veteran defender talked to a website last week how it feels to be sitting on the bench regularly at Queens Park Rangers in spite of having such a big reputation as a player and also, if he now thinks he perhaps should have opted for a destination other than Loftus Road.

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NEW LOW FOR RIO

The career of Rio Ferdinand is reaching a new low as the English defender has not managed to settle in and properly adapt to life outside of Manchester United after he left Old Trafford and joined Queens Park Rangers.

Rio Ferdinand was suspended for 3 Premier League matches due to a twitter message that he sent to a twitter user.

After the Twitter user sent the message “Maybe QPR will sign a good CB they need one”, Ferdinand replied by saying “get ya mum in, plays the field well son! #sket”

The word ‘’sket’’ refers to a promiscuous girl or woman and this was the main reason on why Rio Ferdinand was suspended for 3 Premier League matches as well as also having to pay a fine of £25,000.  The Football Association (FA) was the governing body and authority that suspended Rio Ferdinand as the football authority stated that a soccer figure such as Rio Ferdinand is an experienced twitter user who has over 5 million followers and he is viewed as a role model for many people and the ‘’sket’’ message that the English defender delivered isn’t the proper way to respond for someone who is a role for many people around the world and FA decided to sanction Ferdinand.

The manager of Queens Park Rangers, Harry Redknapp has admitted that his team has been performing better without having Rio Ferdinand in the squad.

‘’It’s been difficult. He’s come from a team used to winning every week and everything to a team out of the championship and has found it more difficult.  So it’s a more difficult period. Maybe he wasn’t getting an awful lot of protection in the early games either. I think we’ve looked more solid recently but no, I’ve got no problems with Rio’’ Harry Redknapp told reporters.

This is not the way that the experienced defender wanted to spend the last few seasons of his career as he went through from being one of the best players in his position during his time at Old Trafford to being on the sidelines of a club that is located on the bottom relegation zone of the Premier League and his own manager is saying that the team has been performing better without him.