"if it moves, kick it. If it doesn't move, kick it until it does"

Barca and Man UTD win big

So it's congratulations to Barcelona who nabbed the Spanish title away from Real Madrid in style. With players like Messi, Eto'o, Xavi, Iniesta and Captain Marvel Puyol, it's hard to believe when you read the team sheet that this side will lose to anyone. I think there would be only a handful of European teams that could win Barcelona this season, and maybe that will be Manchester United in the UEFA Champions League final tonight.

Congratulations also to Manchester United with their Premier League title, matching Liverpool's record of 18 Premier League/Division 1 titles. Manchester United doesn't seem to be slowing down anytime soon, so expect Sir Alex to be getting the cabinet ready for more trophies next season.

Whoever wins in the Champions League final, i hope both teams do not sit back and just look for the single goal and then kill the game. I know it's football and this is a major trophy to win, but for a neutral like meI would like to see a good game without the usual playacting that comes with football today.

Good luck to both teams.

Premier League D-Day

Today is the Premier League D-Day for Hull City, Newcastle United and Middlesborough. West Brom have already been relegated to the Championship for next season. While Manchester United can sit back and celebrate on another fine season, these 3 teams are anxiously biting their nails and eagerly wanting to get on the field and fight for their Premier League existence.

Alan Shearer's luck at Newcastle has gone in the way of his team....way down. Gareth Southgate has been constantly been pulling his hair out with his team over last 3/4 months, and Phil Brown must be wondering what went wrong with his Hull side, 4 months ago they were flying high and now they could be relegated. Hull haven't won since March 4 away to Fulham. Newcastle's last win was at Middlesborough on May 11, and then way back on Feb 7 away to West Brom.
Whatever happens today at the bottom of the Premier League, as usual the big 4 won't be losing any sleep on Monday morning.

Ancelotti to leave AC Milan?

Milan manager Carlo Ancelotti is considering his future at Milan to leave for English Premier League side Chelsea, even though he is under contract with the Italian giants until June 30 next year. Seems like Roman Abromivich's wallet has started talking again. If Ancelotti does part with AC Milan it will be disappointing to see him go to work with the money man (Abramovich) and not stay with Milan who he helped win Lo Scudetto in 2004, and the UEFA Champions League in 2003 and 2007 and who he played for in the'80s. But after 8 years and only 3 major trophies in the cabinet, it seems like Milan can do better when it comes to the coaching staff.

In the fore-running for the job are former Milan players Leonardo, who is currently a scout at Milan, former Holland manager Marco Van Basten who has just stepped down from Ajax, and former Barcelona manager Frank Rijkaard. My personal opinion is that Franco Baresi should be given a chance of managing the Italian giants to try to get back on par with their city rivals Inter who have just won Lo Scudetto under Jose Mourinho, who was the former Chelsea manager. Along with Baresi, Galliani should try to entice Ruud Gullit, Van Basten and Rijkaard as assistants to Franco Baresi, then i think that AC Milan will be a tough opponent for anyone in the world.