FEDERICO MACHEDA DISAPPOINTED OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER

Former Manchester united player, Federico Macheda, who was widely touted as the future of the Red Devils worked with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United.

The forward when he was 22 years old made a switch to Cardiff city courtesy of the legend. He had had a disappointing spree of loan deals to various clubs without any reasonable achievements.


From the Under-18 squad of Manchester united, he broke into the senior team in the 2008/2009 season. After an unimpressive run, he was sent on loan to Sampdoria in the 2010/2011 season. He returned at the end of the loan agreement as he couldn’t find his feet there, He was subsequently shipped to Queen Park Rangers the very next season by Sir Alex Ferguson.

The centre forward didn’t do very well while at Queen Park Rangers where he played just six games without scoring any goal. The next season, he was shipped off to Doncaster Rovers on another loan deal. Continue reading “FEDERICO MACHEDA DISAPPOINTED OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER”

Federico Macheda feeling at home at his new club

Federico Macheda has stated that he feel at home at his new club, Nottingham Forest. He is currently on loan from fellow Championship side, Cardiff City until the end of the season.

Speaking with journalists, Federico Macheda has stated that he felt at home with his new club despite still living in a hotel since his switch to Nottingham Forest. Macheda has also indicated that he will welcome the idea of a permanent deal with Forest if ever the opportunity arises in the future.

Macheda is determined to forget his bad spell at Cardiff City where his career was hindered by frequent injuries. He just wants to have an injury-free spell where he can enjoy his football and improve his performance on the pitch. He is aware that he needs to get more time on the pitch in order to recover and reach his full potential. Indeed, Federico Macheda has constantly been suffering from a back problem that has kept him from performing at his best.

He joined Forest on the 15th March and went directly into the first team for the night’s game against Hull City. The game ended in a 1-1 draw.

Injuries to key players such as Assombalonga, Fryatt and Oliveira means that Nottingham Forest is now short on strikers and would expect Macheda to not only provide a replacement for these players but also boost the attack. Indeed, Forest has struggled to score goals this term and as a result, their performance during recent weeks has plummeted. Continue reading “Federico Macheda feeling at home at his new club”

MesutOzil is Germany’s best player of 2015

Arsenal’s MesutOzil was voted as the best player of Germany of 2015 as he snatched up the award for the 4th time out from the past 5 years.

The performances that MesutOzil has been displaying have not gone unnoticed as the German player has consistently been performing at a high level not only for his country, Germany but also for Arsenal.

MesutOzil gathered 45% of the votes while Bayern Munich’s Thomas Muller came in 2nd place with 15% of the votes and in 3rd place was Jonas Hector of FC Köln.

Ozil provided his German teammates with 6 assists and he performed in almost all of the matches that his national team played of 2015 meanwhile with Arsenal, Ozil created 16 assists in 20 Premier League matches for Arsenal.

Germany’s Joachim Low as well as Arsenal Wenger are both hoping that MesutOzil can continue performing at this high level as Ozil will play a crucial role not only for Arsenal but also for his national side Germany in the international stage.

Arsenal is currently positioned in the top spots of the English Premier League and MesutOzil has played a key role in Arsenal’s positive start of the season as the German player has made 16 assists in 20 league appearances. Continue reading “MesutOzil is Germany’s best player of 2015”

Cardiff City have been conceding a large number of goals in recent weeks

Cardiff City have been conceding a large number of goals in recent weeks, but the team has been able to tide over the defensive crisis due to the attackers performing well at the same time. It was more of the same against the weekend’s opponents – Brentford.

Cardiff were recently disappointed to have lost a two-goal lead against Burnley. It was ‘points to make up time’ against Brentford as the team came back from losing yet another 2-0 lead to get a 3-2 win. The worse was feared for Cardiff after they let in Brentford to bring the game to 2-2 through goals from Bidwell and Swift.

Confidence was not especially high amongst the players and nervousness was starting to set in to the players with only a final few minutes remaining on the clock. Kenwyne Jones, though, came with an incredible injury time winner that keeps Cardiff in the hunt for a play-off spot. The victory was also essential to see Cardiff leapfrog Brentford into the ninth spot. They are now only one point below the final play-off place and confidence will flow through the veins of the players. Confidence is one of the biggest factors during the Christmas schedule since there are a lot of matches packed in during this time of the year. Continue reading “Cardiff City have been conceding a large number of goals in recent weeks”

Federico Macheda says that his countryman Matteo Darmian will be a huge success

Former Manchester United striker Federico Macheda says that his countryman Matteo Darmian will be a huge success at Old Trafford. The defender has been brought in from Torino for around £ 13 million. He is one of the few Italian players to represent United.

Macheda appeared to get on the list quite soon after becoming a sensational hit in just a few months after making his debut. However, his career path has turned down the wrong way in the last few years due to a succession of injuries and bad luck. He is now with Championship outfit Cardiff City after having moved here on a permanent basis following his release from United.

It was expected that the 23-year-old would return to the Italian Serie A in the hope that his home country would help him revive his form and career. However, he has not chosen to take the same risk that he took with his move to Sampdoria, which did not work out at all. At Cardiff City, he continues to remain an important part of the squad even though Ole Gunnar Solskjaer – the man who signed him – is no longer at the club. Russell Slade has kept Macheda as a key part of the plans going into the new campaign. Continue reading “Federico Macheda says that his countryman Matteo Darmian will be a huge success”

Cardiff City are likely to be motivated by the arrival of Federico Macheda

Cardiff City are likely to be motivated by the arrival of Federico Macheda back to first-team selection following a spell on the sidelines. Manager Russell Slade spoke about the injury situation at Cardiff ahead of the game against Blackburn Rovers.

Cardiff have not managed to get the start that they would have liked. After draws with Fulham and Queens Park Rangers, it is extremely important for the club to get in the first league victory of the season. So far, the only win has come in the League Cup against minnows AFC Wimbledon. This is certainly not good for the promotion aspirations at the club.

Further, there are concerns surrounding the future of key players like David Marshall. The goalkeeper has been subjected to interest from Premier League outfit West Brom. Tony Pulis is alleged to have made an offer for the player, but West Brom still remain far-off from matching the £ 5 million valuation of the Championship club. Marshall has not featured in the league so far since he is still serving his suspension picked up from the end of last season. Bruno Manga has also returned to the training sessions and is likely to feature in the upcoming game against Blackburn. Continue reading “Cardiff City are likely to be motivated by the arrival of Federico Macheda”

Russell Slade reckons he does not need to have any additions in his back line

Russell Slade, the man in charge of Cardiff City, reckons he does not need to have any additions in his back line for the next season.

He is only interested in signing attackers.

He has got a couple of strikers and a playmaker in his list that he would be bidding for when the transfer window opens in a few weeks’ time.

But, is Cardiff City’s defence really solid enough for Slade to be completely unworried?

Let’s have a look at some of the Bluebirds’ numbers of the previous season.

They let their opponents score more than 30 goals against them at home. It was second only to Wigan Athletic.

Every other side there in the English second tier performed better in terms of conceding goals in home games.

Playing away, Cardiff’s defence did slightly better especially in late games, but, if you sit down and assess overall how their defence performed, you would definitely say that improvement is needed. Continue reading “Russell Slade reckons he does not need to have any additions in his back line”

Federico Macheda has begun to rebuild his career by joining the English Championship League club

Since being released by Manchester United, Federico Macheda has begun to rebuild his career by joining the English Championship League club Cardiff City and the Italian forward has stated that the primary objective of him and his team is to earn a promotion spot back to the Premier League.

That objective will not happen in this season as there are less than 4 league matches remaining in this campaign and Cardiff City is positioned in the middle section of the standings with more than 15 points of difference between their nearest playoff position.

Getting back to the Premier League might happen for Cardiff City in the upcoming season but in this one is impossible at this point in time.

Before making a move to Cardiff City, Macheda was a player of Manchester United but after failing to land a regular spot in the Premier League club he decided to switch somewhere where his chances of getting into the main team are higher.

“It was great to play at a big club like United, but you want to be playing regularly. Cardiff is a chance to restart my career and that is what I am aiming to do by working as hard as I can. Promotion is our plan off course and that is what we must be working towards. I want to prove myself to the manager, every season as a player you do have to prove yourself, but most of all the person I have to prove myself to the most is myself’’.saidMacheda. Continue reading “Federico Macheda has begun to rebuild his career by joining the English Championship League club”