Real Madrid’s New Season

Article by Francis Gummer

The global economic recession being experienced by people worldwide has also affected many sporting teams with a knock-on effect on football betting. This is true for some football teams. They are seeking to adjust with slumping ticket sales and increased costs. However, the Real Madrid Football clubs seems to be doing just the opposite. With more and more people buying Real Madrid tickets, the following of the team continues to be strong. Not worrying about the economy, Real Madrid has spent over 250 million Euros in the past few months securing new talent for their team. The football club hopes to re-establish their claim to the football throne after Football Club Barcelona’s stellar season last year.

One new player that Real Madrid signed on is Cristiano Ronaldo. From Portugal, Ronaldo secured a contract with Real Madrid for 94 million Euros, which set a record causing Ronaldo to be dubbed “the most expensive football player”. The company hopes to market not only Ronaldo’s talent but his attractive looks to draw more attention to the club.

Not only has Real Madrid added Ronaldo to their roster but other football superstars. A player from Brazil by the name of Kaka has also joined the team. Although, his contract was less than Ronaldo’s, the amount still came to almost 69 million Euros. Kaka comes to Real Madrid from A.C. Milan. Former team-mate, David Beckham, highly recommended Real Madrid to Kaka, who agreed to sign on.

Two other players also join Real Madrid. Both Spaniards, Xabi Alonso and Raul Olbiol, have transfer from other football clubs in Europe. Albiol was brought aboard to help tighten up the defence for Real Madrid. With a tightened defence, the team hopes that less goals will be scored against them. Alonso will be assigned at midfield anchor. A French player by the name of Karim Benzema was also signed with Real Madrid. Formerly playing football in Lyon, Benzema’s contract cost the club 35 million Euros.

With all the changes on the roster, another notable change should be mentioned. This season the Real Madrid football club will be led by a new manager, Manuel Pellegrini. The pressure is on for Pellegrini to turn thing around for the team. In the past 6 years, there have been nine changes in the management for the Real Madrid Football Team.

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Real Madrid’s new signing – a profile of Cristiano Ronaldo

Write-up by Steve Yates

As if going to a match at the Bernabéu Stadium to check out True Madrid was not a big enough attraction anyway, the club has now gone and smashed the planet transfer record to carry Cristiano Ronaldo to La Liga.

A staggering £80 million has gone to Manchester United to get the World Player of the Yr – a sum that the Madrid club think about to be fantastic value for money, thinking about the talent that the participant possesses on the pitch. And, of program, the moneymaking prospective he brings off it.

Footballers, of course, usually polarise viewpoint. Supporters of one particular club are notoriously reluctant to praise gamers from a bitter rival preferring to promote their individual team members. I keep in mind previous season, Marca, Genuine Madrid’s mouthpiece, for several weeks proclaiming that Arjen Robben could statistically be shown to be a far far better player than Lionel Messi, for example.

Few polarise views really so a lot as Cristiano Ronaldo, however. Whilst several are ready to acknowledge that he is at the moment the world’s very best participant, less individuals are willing to say equally positive things about the man himself. This despite Sir Alex Ferguson publically stating that he’d adore the participant to return to Aged Trafford a single day and for univseral appreciation that he has invested hours on the coaching pitches honing his capabilities. Why is it that so numerous soccer supporters want to criticise Ronaldo for ‘diving’ and histrionics? Let us encounter it, he’s hardly the initial footballer to try out to get penalties when slightly nudged in the box or to throw a tantrum when substitued, is he?

Famously born in 1985 on the stunning island of Madeira, in Funchal, the capital town, Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro is the youngest of 4 young children. It says a lot about his mothers and fathers that Ronaldo obtained his name because of the simple fact that Ronald Reagan was his father’s favorite actor, apparently! Readers are invited to insert their very own chimpanzee jokes at this stage. Playing newbie football from the age of 8, he then went across to mainland Portugal following signing for Sporting Lisbon. It was in the friendly against Manchester United that marked the refurbishment of the team’s stadium in planning for Euro 2004, that Ronaldo initial impressed the supervisor of Sporting’s opponents that day, Sir Alex Ferguson – who then went on to indication the participant for more than £12 million when he was just 18 a long time previous.

This was a massive gamble on this kind of an inexperienced youngster, but 1 which repaid Ferguson’s faith in the player’s undoubted skills. Ronaldo, initially criticised as becoming one thing of a ‘show pony’ by many observers, developed into an extraordinary aim scoring and goal-producing phenomenon. For the duration of his time at Manchester he assisted United win the Premier League title for three consecutive years and also the European Champions’ League. He was transformed from becoming a slightly frail looking teenager into a powerful, athletic participant who, regardless of the focus he receives from defenders, misses number of video games via harm.

His seemingly inflammatory behaviour towards Wayne Rooney should have manufactured lifestyle difficult for him at Previous Trafford for a time – as did his pleadings to go away for the duration of and soon after the 2008 European Championships. But not the moment did his enormous self-perception waver and he soon won again the assist of enthusiasts and group-mates alike. And as for the opposing supporters booing him – well, like many fantastic gamers, Ronaldo looks to be inspired by it rather than intimidated.

Cristiano Ronaldo has absolutely nothing left to show on the soccer pitch. He’s won anything as an personal – Entire world Participant of the Yr, Ballon d’Or, PFA Participant of the Yr, and so on, and many others. And, although the Portuguese national crew that he now captains is heading via a comparatively sticky patch, his affect on the teams he represents is always second to none.

All that stays for him is to play for the club he supported as a kid and for whom his mom Dolores obviously wished him to signal. Actual Madrid and Cristiano Ronaldo are naturally made for every other – he looks extremely significantly at house in the all white strip and the complete stadium that greeted his public unveiling confirmed how considerably the Madrid public yearned for his signing. Now we have to uncover out whether he can have the very same affect on Madrid’s fortunes as he did on Manchester United’s. It may be a bit more challenging – but it’s heading to be entertaining viewing.

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