“>Thierry Henry Barcelona Analysis
“>Thierry Henry Barcelona Analysis
This is one of Messi’s earliest recorded goals during his time playing for Newell’s Old Boys. Below are some extended highlights during a Newell’s Old Boys vs. El Torito youth match back in October of 1999.
Knowing the star that he has become you can see the flashes of what Lionel Messi has become in these clips. He is so much better than you or I ever became (this statement is true unless Cristiano Ronaldo is reading this blog which I assume he is not) and he was just twelve when this footage was shot.
Lionel Messi has always had the benefit of being compared to Cristiano Ronaldo. When people see Cristiano Ronaldo they see an arrogant pretty-boy who they falsely assume is only playing for himself and personal accolades. Therefore, when they see a soft-spoken Messi they naturally assume that he is the exact opposite of Ronaldo. It’s only recently the cracks have been showing in this facade. Messi has been accused of ‘bullying and insulting’ team-mates to point of tears and insulted the entire country of Gabon when he showed up in shorts to an important political appearance. There have been other less-well documented times where he has reacted in a way many would assume him incapable of. I think it is about time we start making Messi out as someone he isn’t. He is a world-class athlete prone to just as much arrogance and violence as Cristiano Ronaldo or any other world class soccer player. Just because he is smaller and comes off as shy shouldn’t give him a free pass.
Hopefully you all are not lost under a rock and blinded from the majesty of Lionel Messi. If you have been, unearth yourself to this video below. All 400 of Messi’s goals for Barcelona are contained in 30 minutes of joy. Can he score 400 more before the end of his career?
There is something to be said about incredible footballers. Vision, pace, savviness, lethal instincts; all qualities necessary to be a successful forward. Suarez showed all of these in Wednesday’s Champions League tie with PSG. I quote, “A striker is always looking for goals and the two moves came off for me. I had to nutmeg Luiz twice because there was nothing else I could do.” Check exhibit A and B below:
Suarez’s absurd nutmegs makes me wonder if David Luiz was paid to stand there sulking like his lollipop was just stolen by the family dog. Either way, Luis Suarez’s brace puts Barcelona in an ideal spot heading into the return leg at Camp Nou.
A tiki-taka journey of snapshot moments that visits some of the 140 destinations we now fly to; from Wild West soccer-style shoot-outs in Dallas to kicks, flicks and tricks in Seoul. From sun, sea and skills in the Maldives to a game of mime soccer on the streets of Paris – we see the FC Barcelona players soak up the local culture and bring smiles to Blaugrana fans at every stop.
I love these Qatar Airways commercials. They are so creative and have so much star-power packed in to them that it is hard not to be enraptured by them. Although I have no intention of flying Qatar Airways I do know their name so their brand recognition must be off the charts. Nonetheless, this most recent commercial won’t beat their classic “A team that unites the world” commercial which is copied below. That commercial is absolute perfection.
Lionel Messi kicks the ball 60 feet into the air and then continues juggling to prove he is superhuman. This video also proves how incredibly weird Japanese game shows are. It just goes to show you there are two constants in this world: Messi is an alien and Japanese gameshows are the weirdest shows on television.