Friday, June 27, 2008

semifinal day 2

today will be the last day for semi final in EURO 08. whoever go through, will definitely be the best of them all. if i were to choose between russia and spain, i would have to go with russia although i want to see cesc playing in the final. spain and russia have met before and the result was favoring to spain. well, that was before andrei arshavin came into the picture. his sensational form has helped his country to get this far. if they win, it would be history for russia as it would be their first EURO final appearance after so many years. spain are dwelling in the same pot. they have been waiting for forty years to taste the sweetness of the cup and perhaps this year they could lift the glory for espana. from what i can see in the last match, russia played a lot better against netherland and looked to me the perfect candidate for final. while spain looked unstable and lazy, especially in the midfield. perhaps, aragones could make a difference in this semi. well, i guess i have to see.


arshavin has been the talking around town. he's showed a lot in this competition and promises a good show for everyone around the world. many european clubs are going after his signature this summer and his price could go as high as 30 million pounds. i am not kidding, he plays that good and his current club won't  be that easy to release him without heavy price tag. however, it will be a huge risk to spend such crazy amount to a player who only emerges from this competition. to you, i may sound absurd but i am saying based on previous transfers. lukas podolski was brilliant in WC 06 but failed to shine with bayern munich. well, people could argue that he was battling injuries during his two seasons with hollywood fc. he made appearances indeed and some of them were fruitful but it wasn't enough to please former bayern's coach ottmar hitzfield, therefore he spent most of his times on the bench. he could be tempted to leave bayern of course, considering his top form in EURO 08. i wish wenger was chasing this versatile striker instead of hanging on adebayor or tailing dani guiza from spain. he has agility and speed that premiere league loves to see. however, i doubt that i can see him donning fly emirates jersey this season or the following. we'll see who will partner van persie up front next season. i think wenger is putting high hopes over dudu latest progress. he is said to be doing alright and expected to be back ahead of schedule. but it will for another story in this blog, so stay tune. currently, russia are battling hard over spain's constant pressure. and looks like spain can actually meet the germans in the final. i have to see this.....

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