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Saturday, 17 August 2013

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Sunday, 24 March 2013


March 9th :: PSG 2 Nancy 1

PSG go a goal behind in the first half - In the second half Ibrahimovic gets two goals back to take the lead the first on 59 minutes, the second just three minutes later. Beckham comes on as substitute at 74 minutes, the score remains at 2-1 to PSG

March 17th :: St Etienne 2 PSG 2

Beckham starts the game and plays the entire match. Paris go 2-0 up away from home, the 2nd from the penalty spot (Ibrahimovic) after just 19 minutes - St Etienne peg them back to 2-1 before half-time, then 2-2 after 72 minutes. Beckham has a free kick to take from the right hand side a few minutes before the end of the game. It is always just fading away from the far post and misses by about a foot - good effort, but think he would have preferred it from the left-hand side.
Next match against Montpellier at home :: Friday evening

Saturday, 2 March 2013

Reims 1 PSG 0

Beckham rested for this game, and with a Champions League game coming up maybe we will see him in action on Wednesday?
PSG squandered their dominant performance and superiority in numbers (Reims player red-carded after 60 minutes), and thus squandered a chance to increase their lead in the French Ligue 1. Failing to respond to a goal scored just 5 minutes after the sending-off, PSG lost the game 1-0 and the gap at the top of Ligue 1 between PSG and nearest rivals Lyon could get closer after Olympique Lyonnaise play on Sunday..

**update Lyon drew 1-1, top of table as below:

PtsPWDLGFGADifflast 5
P :
Matches played
GF :
Goals for
W :
Matches won
GA :
Goals against
D :
Diff :
Goal difference
L :
Matches lost
1No changesPARIS SAINT-GERMAIN54271665491732Win Win Loss Win LossChampion's League
2No changesLyon52271575472621Loss Loss Win Win DrawChampion's League
3Go upSaint-Etienne47271386441925Win Win Draw Win WinChampion's League
4Go downMarseille4626144832311Loss Draw Win Loss WinEuropa League
5Go downNice4527129639327Win Draw Win Win Loss
6No changesMontpellier44271359433211Win Loss Win Win Win
Next game, Wednesday 6th March, Champions League against Valencia

Thursday, 28 February 2013

Paris St-Germain 2-0 Marseille (again)

Once more Paris take on Marseilles, this time for a place in the quarter-finals of the French Cup. Once again Paris emerge victorious as Ibrahimovic scores both goals for Paris. This time Beckham gets a starting place in the team - see the highlights here:

Next game, an away fixture league game against Reims (Saturday 2nd March)

Monday, 25 February 2013

Paris St-Germain 2-0 Marseille

After a month in Paris, David Beckham finally takes to the field to face his latest test. 

PSG went 1-0 up early in the game when a twice-deflected shot eluded the Olympique De Marseille 'keeper. Beckham celebrated from the bench and was not required to warm up until the second half got under way. He was kept waiting until 16 minutes from the end of the game to make his debut, with the game still in the balance at 1-0. His first touch was typical Beckham as he cleared the ball from his own box under pressure out to a winger - not sure that it was intentional, but the 'pass' turned out to be inch-perfect.
He continued in that vein, one or two way-ward passes, but generally a solid performance playing well to the rear of the midfield protecting the back four.
On this showing, the French game seems to be slower than the Italian league games, sedentary compared with the Premier League, so pace should not be a massive problem. At times the game was played at little more than walking pace.

I am sure Beckham will get a little more playing time in the next game but it remains to be seen whether he will become a regular part of the PSG team. To keep the fans happy, he had a crucial part in the final goal laying the ball off with a delicate touch to the left from a forward position, the receiving player crossed the ball into the path of Ibrahimovic who managed to deflect it goal-wards from point blank range in injury time.
A good night's work for PSG and for Beckham - next game for PSG is a cup game on Wednesday against Marseille again!

Monday, 31 December 2012

Beckham coming home?

The rumour mill is running and some UK newspapers have begun to say that Beckham will be basing his family back in London, but the he will not be playing for a premiership team.
As might be expected, top of the heap for speculation is the aborted move to PSG, it may be back on and Beckham will be able to 'commute' to Paris (approx. 280 miles) by Eurostar, although I am sure a helicopter ride may be more in keeping with the Beckham lifestyle.
Any further rumours and developments will be reported here, so keep checking back...

Monday, 26 November 2012

The MLS experiment is over

Beckham reportedly is looking to take on one more challenge before hanging up his golden boots. Speculation is rife as to where he will look to finish his illustrious career. There is much talk about a move to Australia, and some talk about a return to the English Premiership.
The Australia rumour has been around for a while and seems to be possible, although you wonder exactly what sort of challenge would interest Beckham down under.
The Premiership rumour has come about since Harry Redknapp has taken the QPR role, and looks to strengthen his squad. He is a Beckham fan and would gladly have taken him at Tottenham last year - a move to QPR would be a 'challenge' as they are currently bottom of the league without a win - whether that is the sort of challenge Beckham is looking for is yet to be discovered...
Alternatively, Beckham could finish his career in Europe, maybe France with Paris St Germain who courted him recently. A few Englishmen have been playing in on the wrong side of the English Channel this year with Joe Cole and Joey Barton brushing up their schoolboy French and eating frogs legs and snails.

It's difficult to try and guess where David Beckham will end up, but I guess QPR might be attractive since it is not too far from his London home and family roots, and if the offer comes with a chance to get involved in coaching, maybe that would make all the difference. I think the Aussie job is probably odds-on, but QPR is an interesting outsider at this stage.

Monday, 16 July 2012

Portland 3 LA 5

In an eight goal thriller at the weekend, Beckham scores two fantastic goals to silence the critics.. Coming back from a suspension, Beckham makes up for lost time by netting two - one a 35 yard unstoppable shot, the other a trademark free-kick identical to his last goal for the LA Galaxy a few weeks ago.

Saturday, 7 July 2012

Beckham banned

What a thrilling week Beckham has had, but not one he will want to remember. Having had to accept that he will take no part in the GB Olympic squad, Beckham enters the San Jose game with a point to prove. The Galaxy go 1 - 0 down after a lucky early goal, but it is a trademark Beckham free-kick that puts LA on equal footing. However despite going 3-1 up, the Galaxy concede again either side of half-time bringing them back to 3-3. San Jose get another one about the hour mark, and despite two possible penalty area hand-balls, LA can't get a break and lose the game 4-3.
There is another side to the determined Beckham, and we saw that too as in frustration he kicked the ball at a prostrate Sam Cronin, and got into a vocal dispute with players at the end of the match. This conduct got him a one-match ban and an undisclosed fine.

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Beckham not in Olympic squad

Despite his sincere hopes, Beckham received a call yesterday from Stuart Pearce telling him that he would not be taking part in the GB football team in the London 2012 Olympics despite being chosen in the initial squad of 35. The 35 have now been whittled down to 18, and although the full squad is yet to be revealed, the three places reserved for players older than 23 have been revealed as Ryan Giggs, Craig Bellamy and Micah Richards.
The reason for selecting Micah Richards ahead of Beckham is apparently because Pearce wants more defensive cover in his squad. Though naturally disappointed, Beckham has stated that he will be keenly following the British team just like any other supporter.
This follows on from a presentation earlier in the year for his 100 caps and surely signals the very last hope that Beckham had of any further involvement in international football. Meanwhile, The Galaxy have settled down a little and are starting to establish an unbeaten run which is a welcome change from their dismal start to the MLS season this year.

Sunday, 6 May 2012

LA Galaxy 0 NY RedBulls 1

This home game for LA started well with a lot of pressure being put on the Red Bulls, but they somehow withstood the pressure and sneaked a goal against the run of play on 18 minutes. Keane had lobbed the 'keeper only to have his shot cleared off the line, Beckham had three or four set-pieces to deliver but all to no avail. Beckham is in his now familiar central midfield role and is seen storming forward on occasion eager to impress Great Britain Olympic Football coach Stuart Pearce who has come to see whether Beckham still has what it takes.
This looks like a game that has more goals in it as the teams leave the field at half-time with New York having a 1-0 lead.
The second half begins like the first with plenty of pressure from LA, but as the clock runs down, New York seems to find their feet and try to dictate a little more. The majority of chances fall to LA though, but a lack of success sees a change for Magee and Buddle as Noonan and Chad Barret take the field. Beckham switches to his 'old' position of right wing and pumps cross after cross into the box all to no avail. Easily the man of the match was Red Bulls 'keeper Ryan Meara who made his presence felt by taking complete control of his area for most of the game, and pulling of a fine save from an on-target effort from Juninho. In the final minute of extra time, the ball falls to Beckham on the edge of the area, he hits across it but without enough swerve to get inside the far post - his frustration is evident, but has he done enough to impress Stuart Pearce?
I have a feeling that he may have had to prove that he is still a competent player with a good level of fitness, still has great vision and passing ability - can hold up the ball when needed and still shows great desire. I'm not sure that Pearce didn't already know this, but if he wanted to know if Beckham still has the desire, I think he will have seen enough.
Beckham will probably not be pulling the England shirt on again even under new management, but there is a fair chance we could see him at the Olympics.