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Its almost 2012 and what a sporting year it has been! Here is the best and most in depth sports review you will read for 2011….. Enjoy!

Football/soccer – Spain won everything and the best player in the world is an Argentine – go figure! Bafana Bafana (SA national football team) – well at least we know they can dance!
Rugby – it was the ref’s fault!
Tennis – Nadal, Federer and Djokovic play rock, paper, scissors to decide who’s winning each tournament!
NBA – what NBA? … Okay, the Mavs did finally win!
Golf – without that red golf T-shirt on a sunday…….
F1 – please let me know if it still exists!
Synchronized swimming – sorry, my bad forgot this is a SPORTS review for a second!
Cricket – finally the Aussies don’t look invincible anymore!! I don’t like the state of Test cricket at the moment (too much T20 for my liking!)

So there you have it – it doesn’t get as in depth, analytical and call it like u see it as that!!

If I didn’t mention your favorite sport, hey I’m sure ESPN will have something to say about it!

ThatmanRuss and the team thanks you for reading and following eheheheh this year and look out for many more sport related articles in the new year!

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the grass is always greener on the welded side

Man Utd win 19th League title! Some teams might never walk alone but I think standing alone as winners of the most league titles is a bit better!
Giggs wins his 12th title (as well as Sir Alex), Hernandes his first – bringing in a new generation for the next 19!

Well done to a team labelled as “not a vintage Utd team”, “not their best side”, “a team that played ordinary football this season”.
Yet, Utd are the league winners and in the Champions League Final! What does that say about the quality of the rest of the teams (ehehehehehe!).

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/13351862.stm

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Ronaldo vs Messi

Posted: February 10, 2011 by thatmanruss in Sports
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Portugal played Argentina last night or should I say Christiano Ronaldo played against Lionel Messi last night.
Its the clash that everybody talks about and wants to see at the moment! 2-1 to Argentina on the night.
The debate is which of the two Spanish based players is the best in the world right now.
I think they are both extremely gifted and talented but if I had to give my choice of who is the best……… I would have to say that the little Messi is a head above the taller Christiano.
As shown in the last Barcelona vs Real Madrid derby the Argentinian knows how to turn it on and step up to the big occasion!
Of course this is just my opinion (but I’m very rarely wrong!)

http://m.guardian.co.uk/football/2011/feb/10/lionel-messi-ronaldo-argentina-portugal?cat=football&type=article

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So the January transfer window has just closed and as usual millions of pounds have been splashed around on the buying, selling and transferring of soccer players.
There is nothing wrong when teams look at getting a player who they think will bring value to their side and make them more competitive with the hopes of bringing home silverware. My view or take on the matter is that this is happening less and less these days. You might ask why I think so. ( Good, I’ll explain).
W.r.t smaller teams, yes, this still happens but when I look at the bigger teams all I see is a business being run and how to make more money.
Tottenham Hotspurs finally have a good team and a big reason for this would be the efforts of Christian Bale this season but then you here talk of selling him before his contract ends so as to cash in on his current value and interest from other high profile teams.
Now explain to me (if I were a Spurs fan – ridiculus I know!) how selling a player who at this very stage is highly likely to help their team win trophies this year, so that they can cash in on him, makes sense? And then they can go back to a team that finishes 9th and always promises to do well. Crazy!
Or Fernado Torres going to Chelsea and not so long ago kissing his Liverpool badge in a couple of good contests against Chelsea.
Is that a move to strengthen Chelsea or to weaken Liverpool (wait…. how can Liverpool get any weaker!).
I look at so many of Chelsea and Man City’s buys and think was that to help them or disadvantage the other team. The first thing players often say after a move is that its not about the money…… If it were about the love of the game and for the team you pledge your heart to then please – its about that extra one hundred thousand pounds a week!
David Beckham (who I think is brilliant besides all the jokes and criticism) is often on loan or in the rumour mill to go to another team for one reason only in the latter stages of his career – to go to said team and not help them win but to sell jersey’s and make money.
Soccer or football is no longer about the history of the club or the passion of the fans or even the contest between to bitter rivals that dates back for years.
It has become about TV rights, just being a business trying to make bigger profits and tycoons looking for a new hobby to spend their cash!
Cynical, sound I may (to quote Master Yoda!) But I’ve found it harder and harder to distinguish between sports and just another good business transaction!

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