Showing posts from January, 2017

Juventus introduced a new logo

Nobody is saying every new logo mark must have reference to history. But when it comes to football clubs history and tradition is a HUGE thing. Its what fans are passionate about, its what fans relate to. Will the audience buying the shirts with this crest be millennials only? I can't see that 40+ year old fan relating to this new mark. Just feels like in creating this new identity, the club has lost some of its identity.

The recent update to the Atletico Madrid crest is a great example of keeping a huge clubs history and tradition at the forefront.

Juventus unveiled a new logo on Monday, rolling out their updated crest with a huge event dubbed "Black and white and more" that was streamed on Facebook Live. Juve president Andrea Agnelli headlined the event, speaking at length about the Bianconeri's desire to push forward into the future: "To grow, we must continue to triumph on the field and evolve our approach off it to reach new heights."

When England won the World Cup

England won the World Cup on July 30, 1966. England won 4-2 (after extra time) beating West Germany in the final. England didn’t concede a goal until they reached the semi-final. Eusebio’s late consolation penalty in the semi-final was the first time England had conceded in the tournament.
Helmut Haller’s early opener for West Germany in the final was the first, and only, time England had been behind.

World Cup 1966 Final Video - England 4:2 Germany

In the 50 years since their World Cup win, England has only won 6 knockout games. Germany has won 35.

A breakdown of the 35 German victories:
1970: 1 win to reach the WC semifinals (loss vs Italy)
1972: 2 wins to lift the Euro
1974: 1 win in the WC final (no knockout stages prior)
1976: 1 win to reach the Euro final (loss vs Czechoslovakia)
1978: eliminated before WC knockouts
1980: 1 win in the Euro final (no knockout stages prior)
1982: 1 win to reach the WC final (loss vs Italy)
1984: eliminated before Euro knockouts
1986: 3 wins to re…

January Football Transfer Window 2017 News

January Football Transfer Window 2017 News

1. Middlesbrough sign Rudy Gestede from Aston Villa. Clearly not in Steve Bruce's plans. I look forward to seeing what he brings to Middlesborough, maybe the ability to win a header on occasion.
2. Sunderland reject £6 million bid for Defoe from West Ham. People saying this offer is a joke forget that Defoe is 34 and probably only has 1 season or so left in the PL. Theres no way Sunderland would accept 6 million while fighting relegation but Defoe is hardly worth more than 6m to West Ham.
3. Shangai SIPG has reportedly offered 150 Million for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

4. Borussia Mönchengladbach sign Timothée Kolodziejczak from Sevilla FC.
5. RB Leipzig make £6 million bid for 19 year old Nottingham Forest midfielder Matty Cash, according to reports.
6. Iago Falque joins Torino on a permanent basis. Shame he didn't get more run at Roma, but with how Salah, Perotti, and El Sha have been playing there's just not a lot of room.