TUESDAY 10 NOVEMBER 2015
Cristiano Ronaldo launched his new film ‘Ronaldo’ at the World Premiere in London last night.
The film reveals an up close and personal story on his life. The football superstar admitted he probably revealed too much but confessed that he enjoyed making the documentary too much.
The movie is a constant reminder to fans of Ronaldo’s self-obsession with his own game and the everlasting hunger to remain the best player in the world.
The film constantly flashes back to the Ballon d’Or, and Ronaldo’s highs and lows in his rivalry with Lionel Messi for the world most prestigious individual players award.
The Portugese star admits that the award is the most important to him because it “demonstrates I’m better than others”.
Ronaldo always goes deep into his personal life, and explains why he never revealed the mother of his child and how he dealt with his father and brothers alcoholism.
Ronaldo’s family also features in the film, along with his super-agent Jorge Mendes, who could be comically misinterpreted as a Mafioso boss always on the phone.
The most surprising thing was that his mentor and former manager Sir Alex Ferguson did not feature in the film. The Scotsman did turn up for the London World Premiere to the delight of the Portugese superstar.
It’s a hard life as a footballer, and the reality of Ronaldo’s life reveals how alone he really is.
“Most of the time I’m alone,” he admits in the film. “An isolated person disconnected from the world.”
MOYES SACKED AGAIN
Former Manchester United boss David Moyes has been sacked from Spanish side Real Sociedad.
Sociedad sit uncomfortably, just outside the relegation zone. Enough was enough for club president Jokin Aperribay.
Football is a cruel sport, as Moyes took a struggling side out of the relegation zone into mid table safety in his first season. This season was not to be, and will take more than his sacking to solve the issues at Sociedad.
Moyes only won 12 of his 42 games which was a determining factor in his dismissal.
JURGEN KLOPP FELT ALONE
New Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says he felt alone, when his own fans walked from the stadium before full time, against Crystal Palace on the weekend.
The German manager focused his disappointment rather in his players than fans, stating that the players must dictate that the fans don’t leave.
“I am not disappointed about this, the fans leaving, they have reasons,” said the German. “But we are responsible that nobody can leave the stadium a minute before the last whistle because everything can happen”.
Personally we believe that is a “Kop out”. Klopp’s former side Borussia Dortmund sat at the bottom of the table last season, and still received full support from the home supporters. The difference between countries supporters is evident, and reveals the high demand and expectations from English fans.
VARDY ONE GAME AWAY FROM BREAKING RECORD
Jamie Vardy has played the season of his career, already scoring 12 goals in the Barclays Premier League.
The 28 year old late bloomer found the back of the net for the ninth consecutive game against Watford on Saturday. The Englishmen is one game away from equaling Dutchman Ruud Vaan Nistlerooy’s 10 consecutive game goal record.
The striker won Leicester a penalty against Watford on the weekend, with respect to regular penalty taker Riyad Mahrez stepping aside so Vardy could attempt the record breaker.
By Ari Charilaou (He’s also on twitter here)
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