Friday, January 30, 2009

Australian Open 2009:Federer Nadal set to rock

After much hype surrounding Murray and a few others, its the top two guns in the world tennis who will fight it out for the crown of the Grand Slam of Asia/Pacific. Federer who did not start off well has managed to reach his peak for the closing stages of the tournament. You must ask Juan Martin Del Potro on Federer's form, the Swiss master just destroyed him in a horribly one sided last 8 match. Federer was playing some unbelievable tennis and he even volleyed a ball with his head after Potro was lying on one side of the court. And against Roddick in the semis, Royal Roger turned up once again and he outclassed the American. Nadal, on the other hand had been blowing away all his opponents and was not tested till the semis where the epic semifnals against country man Verdasco which lasted nearly 6 hours ended with Verdasco double faulting. He too is in top shape and all eyes are on the finals. So will Federer avenge his French open and Wimbledon losses to Nadal last year???? wellll......I wish he does so. Can't wait to see Federer winning his 14th Slam. Come on Roger......

IPL Auction:List of players available


List of players for second auction
Australia: Brad Haddin, Michael Clarke, Nathan Hauritz, Stuart Clark, Brad Hogg, Beau Casson, Mark Cameron, Peter Forrest, Lee Carseldine, Doug Bollinger, Michael Dighton, Jason Krejza, Nathan Reardon, Chris Hartley, Shaun Tait, Ashley Noffke, Bryce McGain, George Bailey, Travis Birt, Michael Hill, Chris Swan, Michael Klinger, Ben Edmondson, Aiden Blizzard, Mark Cosgrove, Adam Voges, Shane Harwood

England: Kevin Pietersen, Andrew Flintoff, Steve Harmison, Ravi Bopara, Monty Panesar, Robert Key, James Foster, Sajid Mahmood, Matt Prior, Ian Bell, Paul Collingwood, Owais Shah, Darren Gough, Ryan Sidebottom, Graeme Swann, Luke Wright, James Anderson, Ed Joyce, Dominic Cork

Bangladesh: Shakib Al Hasan, Mohammad Ashraful, Mashrafe Mortaza, Tamim Iqbal, Junaid Siddique, Mehrab Hossain jnr, Rajin Saleh, Ziaur Rehman, Mahmudullah, Mushfiqur Rahim, Raqibul Hasan, Nadif Chowdhury

New Zealand: Mark Gillespie, Tim Southee, Jesse Ryder, Jeetan Patel, Kyle Mills, Chris Martin, Jamie How, Peter Fulton, James Franklin

Pakistan: Asim Kamal, Mohammad Hafeez, Yasir Hameed, Danish Kaneria, Yasir Arafat

South Africa: Gulam Bodi, Rory Kleinveldt, Charl Langeveldt, Ashwell Prince, JP Duminy, Martin van Jaarsveld, Roelof van der Merwe, Andre Nel, Neil McKenzie, Yusuf Abdullah, Paul Harris, Johan Botha, Morne van Wyk, Tyron Henderson

Sri Lanka: Thilan Thushara, Nuwan Kulasekara, Mahela Udawatte, Dammika Prasad, Thilina Kandamby, Kaushalya Weeraratne, Jehan Mubarak, Dilhara Lokuhettige, Malinga Bandara, Malinda Warnapura, Michael Vandort, Prasanna Jayawardene, Upul Tharanga, Kaushal Lokuarachchi, Jeevantha Kulatunga

West Indies: Sylvester Joseph, Darren Sammy, Andre Fletcher, Kieron Pollard, Kieran Powell, Fidel Edwards, Dwayne Smith, Kemar Roach

Zimbabwe: Vusi Sibanda

Manutd:Fabio Da Silva debut video


Fabio Da Silva, elder twin of Rafael also made a stunning debut for the Red Devils against Tottenham in the FA cup. Though his match was cut short due to injury, his minutes had convinced everyone present that he is the future of United and it wont be long before we see the "Da Silva" twins on the either side of the Red Devils defence . So enjoy his debut for the "Champions"

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Thursday, January 29, 2009

EPL:Week 23 - Mid Week : Goals

Liverpool further dropped points away at Wigan while Chelsea moved up to second after beating Middlesbrough. Bellamy scored on his Manchester City debut while Hull City slumped to a sixth successive Premier League defeat at West Ham United.

Chelsea 2 - 0 Boro
1-0 Kalou - Watch
2-0 Kalou - Watch

Wigan 1 - 1 Liverpool
0-1 - Bennayoun - Watch
1-1 - Mido - Watch

Everton 1-1 Arsenal

1-0 Cahill - Watch
1-1 Van Persie - Watch

Goals in downloadable format will be posted later

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

First ODI:India beat Sri Lanka by 6 wickets

India won the first match of the 5 match ODI series with a comfortable six wicket victory. Before the match India had a big setback when Sehwag injured himself in the training and Rohit Sharma came in place of him. Sri Lanka went with the unchanged line up that beat Pakistan. Winning the toss, Dhoni opted to field. India got off to a dream start when in-form Dilshan was run out without score on the board. But Jayasuriya teed off from there and reached his 28th ODI hundred and in the process completed 13000 ODI runs and also became the oldest man to score an ODI hundred. When it looked like the home team might get a huge score, India kept taking wickets and restricted the Lankans to 246. When India batted, Sachin was on the wrong side of an umpiring error from debutant umpire Dharmasena but Gambhir and Raina took charge scoring freely, Mendis was negotiated with ease. As Raina & Gambhir fell, Dhoni took control and India took the batting powerplay in 43rd over and reached the target with 11 balls to spare. Sanath Jayasuriya was Man of the Match.

Brief Scores:
India 247 for 4 (Gambhir 62, Raina 54, Dhoni 61*) beat Sri Lanka 246 for 6 (Jayasuriya 107, Ishant 3-51) by six wickets


EPL:West Brom - Manchester United goals

Manchester United destroyed West Brom and recorded their biggest away win of the season. Berbatov started the scoring which was continued by Tevez,Vidic and a brace from Ronaldo saw United move 3 points clear at the top of the table with Liverpool playing on wednesday night.

West Brom 0-5 Manchester United
0-1 Berbatov - Watch
0-2 Tevez - Watch
0-3 Vidic - Watch
0-4 Ronaldo - Watch
0-5 Ronaldo - Watch

Goals in downloadable format will be posted shortly.......

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Serie A:Beckham scores for Milan, Inter march on

David Beckham scored his first goal for AC Milan and Kaka bagged a brace to help Milan win against Bologna. Inter rode on a solitary goal from Adriano to emerge victors in match that saw Mourinho sent off. Roma won 3-0 while Juve won 1-0 against Fiorentina.

Bologna [1 - 4] AC Milan
Goals
9' [1 - 0] M.D. Vaio (pen.) > Mediafire
13' [1 - 1] C. Seedorf > Mediafire
17' [1 - 2] Kaka (pen.) > Mediafire
43' [1 - 3] Kaka > Mediafire
59' [1 - 4] D. Beckham > Mediafire
Inter 1-0 Sampdoria
1-0 Adriano - DOWNLOAD

Napoli 0-3 AS Roma

[0 - 1] P. Mexes - Download | 4share
[0 - 2] S.D.S. Juan - Download | 4share
[0 - 3] M. Vucinic - Download | 4share

Juventus 1-0 Fiorentina

Marchisio [1-0 ] - DOWNLOAD
Highlights

FA Cup:Round 4 goals & highlights

Chelsea and Manchester United marched into the next round while Liverpool could manage only a draw against fierce rivals Everton, earning a replay at Goodison Park while Arsenal came with a draw against Cardiff. Holders Pompey were dumped out by Swansea while Hull,Boro and West Ham progressed.

Cardiff City 0 - 0 Arsenal
21 '- Nasri Chance
54 ' - RVP free kick
67' - RVP Chance
75' - Adebayor chance
76' - Nasri shot

Liverpool 1 - 1 Everton
0-1 - Lescott
1-1 - Steve'G
Highlights

Chelsea 3-1 Ipswich Town
Highlights

Manchester United 2-1 Tottenham
0-1 Pavlyuchenko
1-1 Scholes
2-1 Berbatov

La Liga:Match day 20 Real Madrid,Barcelona goals

Raul kept Real's chase on Barca while Messi continued his stunning form helping Barca to a comfortable win over Numancia. Barcelona still lead the La Liga by a whopping 12 points and Real Madrid are chasing them in the second spot. Get the goals and highlights of matchday 21.

FC Barcelona [4 - 1] CD Numancia
Goals
49' [1 - 0] L. Messi - 1-0 L. Messi
53' [2 - 0] S. Eto'o - 2-0 S. Eto'o
61' [2 - 1] J.J. Barkero - 2-1 Barkero
71' [3 - 1] T. Henry - 3-1 T. Henry
76' [4 - 1] L. Messi - 4-1 L. Messi

Highlights
1st Half Highlights
2nd Half Highlights

Real Madrid [1 - 0] Deportivo la Coruna
Goals
39' [1 - 0] Raul - Link1 / Link2

Highlights
1st Half Highlights
2nd Half Highlights

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Manutd:Zoran Tosic goals & videos


Zoran Tosic, United's winter signing made his debut in the FA cup round 4 match against Spurs when he came in for Cristiano Ronaldo. Though he did not have a lot of time, he looked impressive. John O'shea described him as " a player with magical left foot". He is also a free kick expert. Lets enjoy his goals for Partizan Belgrade and Free kick skills.
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Goals
Tosic vs Timisoara : Download
Tosic vs Rad: Download
Tosic vs Fenerbah├že: Download
Tosic vs Javor: Download
Compilation of goals - Download
Free kicks - Watch
Unveiling & Interview - Watch

FA Cup Round 4:Manutd - Spurs goals

Manchester United beat Tottenham 2-1 at Old Trafford and march into last 8 of the FA cup. Pavlyuchenko gave Spurs an early lead but two in three minutes from Scholes and Berbatov in the first half meant United were back in control and went on to win the match. Fabio, brother of Rafael started his first match for United but was injured in the second half and was subbed. Winter signing Tosic also made his first appearance for United. Welback also was replaced after injuring himself and United's injury list is growing all the time.

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0-1 Pavlyuchenko - Download - Watch

1-1 Scholes - Download- Watch

2-1 Berbatov - Download - Watch


Saturday, January 24, 2009

KFC Big Bash Finals:New South Wales beat Victoria


What a match for a T20 finals. The finals of the KFC Big Bash between defending champs Victoria 'Bushrangers' and New South Wales 'Blues' went till the last ball and in the end it was the Blues who took home the trophy in a nerve racking thriller and ended Victoria's stronghold over the trophy. Victoria, batting first made 166 for 4 thanks to some clean hitting by Rob Quiney who hit a 91 from 56 balls including 8 sixes. Bird took 3 wickets for the Blues. And in reply the Blues appeared to be cruising at 85 for 1 but they lost 3 wickets for 7 runs and made things complex for themselves but then came Ben Rohrer. His brutal innings of 44 came off 20 balls as he took them nearer to the target. And with a single needed off the last ball, Rohrer scampered for a bye and the bowlers throw hit the stumps. But the Blues were celebrating while the third umpire was called for. And replays showed Rohrer's bat in the air while the bails were removed but his dive meant that his hands were inside the crease!!!!!! After a few anxious moments Blues erupted again. Both these teams will take part in the Champions League t20 coming October.

Australian Open 2009:Big Four on the charge


The field for the first slam of the year, Australian Open is very open. Any player in the "Big Four" of tennis can end up with the title. But the outsiders like Tsonga and Roddick can also prove a tough but to crack. Murray was labelled as the pre-tournament favourite by many but the defending champ, Djokovic did not agree with that saying one among the top 3 will win it. Federer, whose form has been poor by his standards started very ordinarily by but his stunning straight set win over Safin in the 3rd round seem to have brought the swiss great back to his best. Nadal has been merciless in the first two rounds, dipatching his opponents with his utmost ease. Murray has been having a comfortable couple of rounds while Djokovic had to dig deep to get into the 4th round match. With all four hitting form his could turn out into a great opening Grand Slam. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for Federer to get his 14th slam.

Manutd:Premier League,Champions League Classics


Here are some the classic matches in the history of Manchester United. Relive the magical those magical moments including the best Champions League nights and much more.

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Manutd Premier League Classics ,
Manutd Champions League Classics

Manutd:Giggs Vs Chelsea -Midfield magic, 11th Jan 2009,

When Ryan Giggs was named in the midfield against Chelsea many eyebrows were raised but this legend everyone wrong with his masterful display at the center of the park and lead United to a 3-0 win , walking away with man of the match award. Enjoy his midfield magic against Chelsea.

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Part2
Part3

Friday, January 23, 2009

Football:EPL Transfer news

The January transfer window in the English Premier League has seen a lot of activity over the month and with the deadline set to end soon, lots of swapping and changing are happening across England. Manchester City have added Craig Bellamy,Wayne Bridge and Dutch midfielder Nigel de Jong. Still the Eastland outfit are chasing Roque Santa Cruz despite Blackburn's refusal. Chelsea have not been very active in this transfer window as Scolari was clearly told that he needs to sell players before he buys any. Liverpool have let Jermaine Pennant go to Portsmouth while Pompey parted company with Jermain Defoe, who left for Tottenham. Spurs have also signed midfielder Wilson Palacios from Wigan. Marlon King, who joined Hull City on a season's loan from Wigan has joined Middlesbrough for the rest of the season after a bust up with Hull manager Phil Brown. Boro meanwhile have sent striker Mido on loan to Hull City till end of the season. Hull City have signed Jimmy Bullard from Fulham for a club record fee of £5million. Aston Villa have confirmed they are holding talks with Emile Heskey after agreeing a £3.5million fee with Wigan Athletic. Arsenal are continuing their pursuit of Russian playmaker Andrei Arshavin but Zenit's huge asking price prevents the deal from goign through.More drama awaits us in the last few days.....

Indian football:Chetri on trial at Coventry

Sunil Chetri, has been the star name to emerge from Indian football after Bhaichung Bhutia. He was tipped to make it big when he first came has made his first big stride. Sunil Chetri is all set to become the third Indian player to head to Europe after having being called by Coventry City for trials. This news was earlier confirmed by his father Mr.Kharga Chetri. After Mohammed Salim played for Celtic in 1937 and Indian captain Bhaichung Bhutia donned the colours of Bury FC, the Delhi lad will be the third Indian following in their footsteps if he manages to impress in the trials. These are great times for Indian Football with players set to play in the MLS and if Chetri successfully completes his trial it will mark a great beginning for Indian football this year. And with the national team improving all time under Bob Houghton we can look forward to a positive year. Hoping for the day when an Indian plays in the English Premier League.

IPL:England players set to play

All the roadblocks for the English players participating in the second edition of the IPL have been removed with The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) agreeing to allow England players to play in the Indian Premier League (IPL) for a three-week period. Ealier it was said that KP and Flintoff would be available for 2 weeks only, which made the franchises think about buying but after this finals resolution we can see a host of English players including Andrew Flintoff, Paul Collingwood, Kevin Pietersen and few more in the IPL. And the players have struck a deal with the counties and it means they will give 10% of whatever they get from the auction. But once they are put on auction, there is no doubt that they will attract high bids and its been rumoured that KP is in talks with the Bangalore team while Chennai are in dialogues with Flintoff. Lets wait and watch as all of them will come under the hammer and have no say in deciding they play!!!!

Cricket:IPL transfer news


The transfer market of the IPL has hardly seen any activity yet it saw the second transfer, which was a direct swap between Zaheer Khan(Bangalore) and Robin Uthappa (Mumbai). and similar to the ealier swap, this deal did not involve any cash dealings. After this swap, both the players will be appearing for their respective state teams. Vijay Mallya, during the IPL last year had said he would have been more happier had to got Uthappa also in the auction and now he has had his wish. Along with Uthappa, Bangalore have also signed Leicestershire all-rounder Dillon du Preez. It must be remembered that Delhi have signed up Australian dasher David Warner even before he made his smashing debut in the international arena.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Carling cup:Manchester United - Derby goals

Manchester United romped past Derby county 4-2 and entered into the finals of the Carling cup. Check the goals.

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1-0 Nani - Download - Watch
2-0 O'Shea - Download - Watch
3-0 Tevez - Download - Watch
3-1 Barnes (pen) - Download - Watch
4-1 Cristiano Ronaldo (pen) - Download - Watch
4-2 Barnes - Download - Watch

Highlights

1st Half Highlights

2nd Half Highlights

Liverpool:Xabi Alonso goals

Xabi Alonso has been a central figure in Liverpool's midfield. And he has got the knack of scoring some great goals. Enjoy all his goals for Liverpool.

1. Fulham
2. Arsenal
3. AC Milan
4. Sunderland
5. West Ham
6. Aston Villa
7. Luton
8. Luton
9. Newcastle
10. Charlton
11. Watford
12. Charlton
13. Derby
14. Derby
15. Chelsea
16. Blackburn
17. Newcastle

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Transfers:Kaka wants Real Madrid, saga rolls on

Ricardo Kaka, after ditching the lucrative multimillion dollar offer from Manchester City has reportedly told he will leave Milan only for Real Madrid. This was a news which was earlier confirmed by David Beckham, who is on loan at AC Milan. Becks revealed Kaka had been asking him about "The Whites". Roman Calderon, the former Real Madrid president had promised to sign Kaka during his election campaign but he just could not do that. But now the situation is different with Kaka ready to leave Milan, something which was evident from the Manchester City saga. But he finally made up his mind to remain at Milan, a sensible decision considering the fact that he wants trophies over money. With Real Madrid presidential elections nearing, the former President Florentino Perez is planning to have Kaka on his agenda for election campaign. Considering his knack of landing superstars like Zidane,Figo & Beckham, Perez might land Kaka for around €80 million in June. Fingers crossed.........

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Cricket:IPL Transfers


The first ever trading window of IPL is set to end on January 22nd but there has not been much activity among the teams. Players like Afridi and Akhtar were put on sale but there were no buyers for them given the current situation between India and Pakistan. Some of the teams like the Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals were happy with their current squad and they did not put any player on the market. The first and the only transfer till this second was the straight swap between Nehra (Mumbai Indians) and Shikhar Dhawan (Delhi Daredevils). Now there are serious talks that Zaheer(Bangalore) and Robin Uthappa (Mumbai) are set for a similar swap without any cash dealings. Apart from this one there hasn't been any news (not even rumours) regarding the transfers and the teams have started to release fringe players to cut the costs!!!!! Next trading season migh see a bit of activity as teams are not sure of whom they require now. Now, I'm waiting for the player auction in February. If you are checking this post after January 20th, click here for the transfers before the window closed - IPL TRANSFERS.

EPL:Week 22 goals & highlights

Here are the goals and highlights of the matches played in week 22 of the Barclays Premier League


Bolton Wanderers V Manchester United
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Chelsea V Stoke City
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Sunderland V Aston Villa
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Manchester City V Wigan Athletic
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Hull City V Arsenal
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West Ham United V Fulham
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Tottenham Hotspur V Portsmouth
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Liverpool Vs Everton
Gerrard
Cahill

EPL:Liverpool draw with Everton, Manutd remain top


Liverpool missed the chance to go back to the top of the table after they could manage only a 1-1 draw against bitter rivals Everton in the Merseyside derby at Anfield. Liverpool started with Torres and Keane upfront, an attack minded line up with Alonso and Gerrard in the midfield. Everton played a 5 man midfield without the suspended Feliani. Gerrard opened the scoring in the 68th minute with a thunderbolt from 20 yards but Cahill broke their hearts as he rose to head home an Arteta free kick in the 87th minute and equalise. Liverpool, who have played a game more than Manchester United might live to regret the lost points as "The Champions" are firmly in control of the title race now and it wont be easy to catch them.

EPL Transfers:Bellamy moves to Manchester City

Manchester City added another player to their ever growing squad when they signed West Ham striker Craig Bellamy for a fee which is reportedly around £14 million. Even as City continue their chasing of Kaka, Mark Hughes has finally managed to get one of the strikers he wished for. West Ham, who are struggling for funds will some money on them after Bellamy's sale but Zola will regret the loss of his star player who was shaping up really well. We can expect more arrivals at the Eastlands before Jan 31st mid night.

Monday, January 19, 2009

IPL:Asif quits Delhi Daredevils


Mohammad Asif has been released from his IPL contract by the Delhi Daredevils after 48 hours of meetings between the player and the franchise. Asif is enduring some tough moments of his life after he was banned by IPL for using some banned substances. His bad times continued as he was detained for possession of Opium in Dubai Airport. And above all he was banned by PCB, pending the hearing of the IPL tribunal. Delhi bought Asif for US$650,000 on a three-year contract, making him the second-most expensive Pakistan player in the league. With his hearing set for January 24th, Asif's pull out comes as a surprise to many. He has said he wants to concentrate on winning back his place in the Pakistan national squad and he had quit due to personal reasons, which is understandable. Hope he comes back a better person.

Transfers:World record transfers from 1982 - Part 2

Alan Shearer – £15m

Blackburn to Newcastle, 30 July 1996 Age at move: 25

Games/goals for Newcastle (league) 303/148;

Trophies with Newcastle: None

Verdict : Massive hit.



Ronaldo – £19.5m

Barcelona to Internazionale, 1 August 1997 Age at move: 20

Games/goals for Inter (league) 68/49;

Trophies with Inter: Uefa Cup 1997-98

Verdict : Marred by injuries during his 5 year stay. Not a hit.



Denilson – £21.4m

Sao Paulo to Real Betis, 14 July 1998 Age at move: 20

Games/goals for Betis (league) 186/13;

Trophies with Betis: Spanish Cup 2004-05

Verdict : Flop



Christian Vieri – £31m

Lazio to Internazionale, 10 June 1999 Age at move: 25

Games/goals for Inter (league) 144/103;

Trophies with Inter: None

Verdict : Great strike rate but no trophies



Hernan Crespo – £35.5m

Parma to Lazio, 12 July 2000 Age at move: 25;

Games/goals for Lazio (league) 70/52;

Trophies with Lazio: None

Verdict : Flop



Luis Figo – £38m

Barcelona to Real Madrid, 24 July 2000 Age at move: 27

Games/goals for Real (league) 163/36

Trophies with Real: Champions League 2001-02,

Intercontinental Cup 2002,

Spanish Cup (twice), La Liga 2002-03.

Verdict : Hit



Zinedine Zidane – £46m

Juventus to Real Madrid, 9 July 2001 Age at move: 29

Games/goals for Real (league) 224/49;

Trophies with Real: Champions League 2001-02,

Intercontinental Cup 2002,

Spanish Cup (twice), La Liga 2002-03.

Verdict : Hit



Transfers:World record transfers from 1982 - Part 1



The transfer records in the world are set to take a tumble with the reported £243 m offer for Kaka from Manchester City. So here is a look on how the baton of the costliest player on earth shifted from 1982 and how they fared.



Diego Maradona – £3m

Boca Juniors to Barcelona, 1 June 1982. Age at move: 21

Games/goals for Barcelona (league) 58/38;

Trophies with Barcelona: Spanish Cup 1982-3,

Spanish Super Cup 1982-83,

Spanish League Cup 1982-83

Verdict : Promised a lot but failed to deliver.



Diego Maradona – £5m

Barcelona to Napoli, 1 July 1984. Age at move: 23

Games/goals for Napoli (league) 259/115;

Trophies with Napoli: Serie A 1986-87, 1989-90,

Uefa Cup 1988-89, Italian Cup 1986-87

Verdict : Super hit despite the cocaine incidents



Ruud Gullit – £6m

PSV Eindhoven to Milan, 1 June 1987 Age at move: 24

Games/goals for Milan (league) 117/35;

Trophies with Milan: Serie A 1987-88, 1991-92, 1992-93,

European Cup 1988-89, 1989-90,

Intercontinental Cup 1989-90, 1990-91

Verdict : Hit



Roberto Baggio – £8m

Fiorentina to Juventus, 20 May 1990 Age at move: 23

Games/goals for Juventus (league) 141/78;

Trophies with Juventus: Uefa Cup 1992-93,

Serie A 1994-95, Italian Cup 1994-95

Verdict : Super hit



Jean-Pierre Papin – £10m

Marseilles to Milan, 1 May 1992 Age at move: 28

Games/goals for Milan (league) 40/18;

Trophies with Milan: Serie A 1992-93, 1993-94,

Champions League 1993-94,

Italian Super Cup 1992-93

Verdict : Average



Gianluca Vialli – £12m

Sampdoria to Juventus, 25 May 1992 Age at move: 27

Games/goals for Juventus (league) 157/48;

Trophies with Juventus: Uefa Cup 1992-93, Serie A 1994-95,

Italian Cup 1994-95, Champions League 1995-96

Verdict : Hit (his partnership with Roberto Mancini was lethal)





Gianluigi Lentini – £13m

Torino to Milan, 1 July 1992 Age at move: 23

Games/goals for Milan (league) 60/13;

Trophies with: Milan Serie A 1992-93, 1993-94, 1995-96,

Champions League 1993-94, Italian Super Cup 1992-93, 1993-94

Verdict : Started well but the car accident marred his career.