M. Ozil

The £42 Arsenal record signing at the end of what was going to be a catastrophic try transfer summer window for the gunners, the German midfielder Mesut Ozil, has already made three appearances, and is proving to be a promising signing for the upcoming seasons.  The left midfielder made his first impact only 11 minutes into his first game, assisting Giroud for the first goal against Sunderland, despite him being a little under the weather according to Wenger. His second match against Marseille didn’t have direct touches resulting in goals. His third match however, and first at Emirates Stadium have shown how critical he can be from a free kick. He assisted two of the three goals against Stoke City, from a free kick and a corner, while the third was a result of a deflected shot from his free kick. So he was involved in all three goals. Not too shabby I say.

This is a nice 10 mins video prepared by Scout Nation about the player and his skills.

 

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English Premier League

Not that I’m a fan of exclusivity at all, but it beats having to install separate receiver for each competition you want to watch. Al-Jazeera Sport announced yesterdayon their official site securing exclusive TV, online, and mobile live video coverage of the English Premier League for the next three seasons in 23 countries. And for their English coverage, Jazeera have signed contract with ex-Sky commentators Richard Keys, and Andy Gray, who were removed back in 2011 for offensive remarks about female lineman.

Experience vs youth face to face in England. Watch all the goals when FA Legends like Paul Merson, Gary Neville, and Matt Le Tissier faced the Army team.

FA Legends Lineup:
1 Tony Warner, 4 Matt Le Tissier, 7 Graeme Le Saux, 8 Gareth Southgate (C), 10 Paul Merson, 11 Darren Anderton, 15 Ugo Ehiogu, 18 Danny Mills, 20 Kevin Kilbane, 27 Tore Andre Flo, 30 Gary Neville.
Substitutes 17 Nigel Wiscombe, 2 Jan Age Fjortoft, 5 Chris Kamara, 12 Ben Shepherd, 13 Gaizka Mendieta, 14 Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, 19 Graeme Murty, 28 Dietmar Hamann.

It was the 2nd Leg of the English Championship semi-final playoffs for Premier League promotion between Watford and Leicester City. Watford have lost the 1st Leg away match 1-0. Now at their home field, Watford are leading 2-1 (2-2 on aggregate), which means Leicester had one away goal, and they’re the ones favored for the final. Minute 96′ of what should be 4 minutes extra time, the referee awards Leicester a penalty, and this is how it went.

Manuel Almunia saved the poorly taken penalty, and the rebound to help his team take it from defense into a counter attack and a shocking winner goal by the 24 years old English striker Troy Deeney just when Leicester City were least expecting it. I bet many fans were starting to leave when the penalty was awarded. This fan however didn’t. And he has the recording of his life.

 

Wembley Stadium fountain - via Wembley Stadium

Wembley Stadium fountain – via Wembley Stadium

We all know it, and many of us dream of visiting it. The most prestigious and largest stadium in the United Kingdom, The Wembley Stadium, is set to host the UEFA Champions League 12/13 final on May 25th between the German rivals, Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich. And if you’re trying to be one of the lucky 90,000 fans at the stadium for the big day, you are probably wondering about best seats in the stadiums, or the most suitable for your budget. Luckily, Wembley is designed to give an excellent view from all stadium seats, even ones toward the top tier. Ofcourse that’s not to say they’re all equal. Surely the closer you are to the field the better, given you have good vertical viewing angle. Seat selection however does not have to be a best guess. Not with the rich Wembley Stadium site. To start with, you can visit their View From Your Seat section to select the level and block you want, and test the view. You can even simulate moving your head left and right as if you were really there.

wembley stadium seat map

wembley seat view

 

You can then visit the Stadium Guide of the five levels, and see the facilities in each and every on of them.

stadium guide floor map

You can even download a PDF map of the selected floor if you want to take things a step further. To top that, there is a 360 view from the FA Cup 2012 Chelsea vs Liverpool final match, where you can zoom in and even tag yourself if you were one of the 90,000 in the stadium that night.

Wembley 360 view

 

Getting to Wembley is possible through various means. One of which is the excellent train system in London, which will take you right to it. Though the crowd at such busy night is something we personally have not experienced yet, so you might want to inquire about that before. For all possible transportation options and route guides, visit the Getting here page of Wembley. To buy soldout tickets for matches happening at Wembley, you can visit our Wembley page. I also strongly recommend interested readers to go through the thorough Football Ground Guide page.

Now before you leave this page, make sure you watch this seven and a half minute tour of the stadium by non else than its legendary designer Norman Foster, who proudly introduced about the largest amount of toilets any stadium in the world has, 2,618. I’d be relieved to know that personally.

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