Class Moment of the Week:
Alexis Sanchez walks through the streets of Chile looking dapper in Ray Bans & a cashmere sweater that just just makes you want to reach out and touch him.
Oh wait, someone already has.
The cutest little boy looks at his hero with the complete wonder and admiration of only a child’s eyes. With fingers too small to fit around his idol’s wrist, this little boy represents the place children around the world hold their athletes in their hearts and reaffirms the fact that playing professional football is more than just making money by kicking a ball about on a pitch. It also makes you a role model, a hero to kids around the world that need the little hope you give them each and every week.
For that, this kid and his sidekick Alexis Sanchez make up this week’s classy moment.

Class Moment of the Week:

Alexis Sanchez walks through the streets of Chile looking dapper in Ray Bans & a cashmere sweater that just just makes you want to reach out and touch him.

Oh wait, someone already has.

The cutest little boy looks at his hero with the complete wonder and admiration of only a child’s eyes. With fingers too small to fit around his idol’s wrist, this little boy represents the place children around the world hold their athletes in their hearts and reaffirms the fact that playing professional football is more than just making money by kicking a ball about on a pitch. It also makes you a role model, a hero to kids around the world that need the little hope you give them each and every week.

For that, this kid and his sidekick Alexis Sanchez make up this week’s classy moment.

Rumors have been flying about Raul Meireles being left off to plane for Liverpool’s pre season tour of Asia. This has caused alarm from most Liverpool fans who reguard Meireles as a hero from last season, scoring vital goals, making crucial passes, & stepping up big in tumultuous time at the Merseyside club. So for all the transfer rumors from reputable sources (including ESPNSoccernet) you know fuck all, and no transfer gossip deserves to be acknowledged unless it comes from someone directly at the club. Like this example with Raul Meireles above.
It was this twitter picture from Dani Pacheco that dispelled all the rumors swimming about Meireles not being in Dalglish’s favor, not being with the club, not traveling, moving away, etc. So kudos to you Dani Pacheco, and fuck all to every media pundit trying to sell panic to football supporters everywhere. The media in the football transfer window is an absolute disgrace and not an ounce of truth comes out until a player is pictured holding the kit of his new club. This has already been the most incredibly outlandish transfer window with tales of players going 10m or 20m more than what they’re actually worth.
We’re barely into July and I’m already sick of the Nasri, & Fabregas saga, I’m sick of City ruining football by being able to buy whomever they want regardless of asking price. I’m sick of Udinese being greedy over Alexis Sanchez. I don’t care about Neymar who I’m not convinced will really be ‘the next big thing’ for more than a season or two. Thank God the Charlie Adam thing has been wrapped up, but I’m sick of the Stewart Downing thing too. If Arsene Wenger is getting fired, get rid of him already. If Rafael Benitez is the next coach of Argentina, so be it! If half the Real Madrid first team is forced to move on because of Florentino Perez then okay.
I JUST WANT TO KNOW THE TRUTH SO I CAN STOP FREAKING OUT
Thank you,
a football fan

Rumors have been flying about Raul Meireles being left off to plane for Liverpool’s pre season tour of Asia. This has caused alarm from most Liverpool fans who reguard Meireles as a hero from last season, scoring vital goals, making crucial passes, & stepping up big in tumultuous time at the Merseyside club. So for all the transfer rumors from reputable sources (including ESPNSoccernet) you know fuck all, and no transfer gossip deserves to be acknowledged unless it comes from someone directly at the club. Like this example with Raul Meireles above.

It was this twitter picture from Dani Pacheco that dispelled all the rumors swimming about Meireles not being in Dalglish’s favor, not being with the club, not traveling, moving away, etc. So kudos to you Dani Pacheco, and fuck all to every media pundit trying to sell panic to football supporters everywhere. The media in the football transfer window is an absolute disgrace and not an ounce of truth comes out until a player is pictured holding the kit of his new club. This has already been the most incredibly outlandish transfer window with tales of players going 10m or 20m more than what they’re actually worth.

We’re barely into July and I’m already sick of the Nasri, & Fabregas saga, I’m sick of City ruining football by being able to buy whomever they want regardless of asking price. I’m sick of Udinese being greedy over Alexis Sanchez. I don’t care about Neymar who I’m not convinced will really be ‘the next big thing’ for more than a season or two. Thank God the Charlie Adam thing has been wrapped up, but I’m sick of the Stewart Downing thing too. If Arsene Wenger is getting fired, get rid of him already. If Rafael Benitez is the next coach of Argentina, so be it! If half the Real Madrid first team is forced to move on because of Florentino Perez then okay.

I JUST WANT TO KNOW THE TRUTH SO I CAN STOP FREAKING OUT

Thank you,

a football fan

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Funny commercial for Alexis Sanchez and the Chilean national team. Basically, it talks about how players leave clubs, but always come back home.

juampadonoso:

El nuevo comercial de Cristal y la Selección Chilena de Fútbol :D la rajaaa!!!

The new commercial of Cristal (beer brand and sponsor) and the chilean team :D fantastic!

UPDATE: ALEXIS SANCHEZ SIGNS FOR BARCELONA

DEAL IS DONE, BARCA SIGN SANCHEZ for £32 million. Udinese profit £30.3m for player. Sanchez signed for Udinese for £1.7m in 2006.

After making a splash at the 2010 World Cup with the Chilean national team, the 22 year old has continued his stellar form with club Udinese and has proven to be a top transfer target for many of the World’s top clubs this summer including Barcelona, Inter Milan, and newcomers Man City whose pockets are bulging with cash from their rich Arab based owners Abu Dhabi Group. Sanchez shows touch, skill, pace, poise on the ball, the vision to pass and the strike to score a goal at such a young age. In today’s football, this is the most valuable kind of player around.

Sanchez is a player that shows up for both club and country, which proves he doesn’t let different circumstances affect his style of play. The trend of South American ‘bull’ type players continues with Sanchez, alongside the likes of Tevez, Aguero, Messi, and even Liverpool’s Luis Suarez who play blast, and bulldoze through opponents defense. Along with Tevez, Aguero, and Messi - Sanchez is the type of player that causes defenders to make mistakes, he’s got fast footwork and an incredible mind, forcing those who play against him to have the utmost concentration or simply catch his dust.

Sanchez is an example of the power of YouTube in creating influence & buzz regarding real time transfers in today’s world. His talent would be the same, but there is no doubt that Chilean striker Alexis Sanchez wouldn’t be front page news without the army of fans searching him on YouTube, Tumblr, Twitter and other online platforms, scouting a potential recruit to their team; and the scores of amateur highlight film aficionados feeding the frenzy. I’m sure his Agent and PR team really don’t mind.

FC BARCELONA SIGN SANCHEZ

this is a repost, originally posted at my personal blog Know Your Football New Haven 6/16/11

SCOUTING REPORT: ALEXIS SANCHEZ Udinese

After making a splash at the 2010 World Cup with the Chilean national team, the 22 year old has continued his stellar form with club Udinese and has proven to be a top transfer target for many of the World’s top clubs this summer including Barcelona, Inter Milan, and newcomers Man City whose pockets are bulging with cash from their rich Arab based owners Abu Dhabi Group. Sanchez shows touch, skill, pace, poise on the ball, the vision to pass and the strike to score a goal at such a young age. In today’s football, this is the most valuable kind of player around.

Sanchez is a player that shows up for both club and country, which proves he doesn’t let different circumstances affect his style of play. The trend of South American ‘bull’ type players continues with Sanchez, alongside the likes of Tevez, Aguero, Messi, and even Liverpool’s Luis Suarez who play blast, and bulldoze through opponents defense. Along with Tevez, Aguero, and Messi - Sanchez is the type of player that causes defenders to make mistakes, he’s got fast footwork and an incredible mind, forcing those who play against him to have the utmost concentration or simply catch his dust.

Sanchez is an example of the power of YouTube in creating influence & buzz regarding real time transfers in today’s world. His talent would be the same, but there is no doubt that Chilean striker Alexis Sanchez wouldn’t be front page news without the army of fans searching him on YouTube, Tumblr, Twitter and other online platforms, scouting a potential recruit to their team; and the scores of amateur highlight film aficionados feeding the frenzy. I’m sure his Agent and PR team really don’t mind.