On the eve of Thomas Di Benedetto completing his purchase of Roma, Di Benedetto has came out claiming that he would like to purchase 5 new players over the summer. This is some thing that aging AS Roma squad badly need if they are going to continue to battle for the last Champions league spot, let alone the Scudetto.
One of those player could be could be Ghana and Sunderland’s Asamoah Gyan. Fresh off a fantastic game for Ghana were he grab a late tying goal versus England, his stock is high. Gyan moved from Rennes to Sunderland for around 13 million euros only last year. But the lure of the Eternal city, the prospect of challenging for the Scudetto and playing in the Champions League may just be too much for Gyan to resist.
Lance Armstrong according to SI could be subject to a Grand Jury, but at the rate that the Barry Bonds investigation is moving who knows when this could actually take place. This new investigation of Lance is by the same guy, Jeff Novitzky, that heading the Marion Jones & Barry Bonds case. While it does not look good for either Barry Bonds or Lance Armstrong, I refuse to assume that they are guilty until a jury speaks.
Far too many times peoples reputation have been tarnish become of an accusation, example Cam Newton. Cam Newton has been at the center of a controversy regarding his eligibility and while he was found to do nothing wrong, many people refuse to acknowledge this fact. Newton, as far as any of us know, has done anything to hurt his eligibility, But to many, this means nothing. They accuse him and Auburn of cheating and are just waiting for the day for them both to return their awards. This is not acceptable.
This is the world that we now live in. A world that, in most places, people are given a trial/investigation but in terms of public opinion, is often matters very little. The investigation and trial may take place, that person may be found not guilty but because of a personality quirk or unpopular reaction in the media, this person is still seen as guilty. While being not guilty in the eyes of the law is what really matters, a sort of social death, many times, can be just as bad.
Now I know, that me trying to tell people to remain objective when it comes to Cam Newton, Barry Bonds or Lance Armstrong is not something that might be received well, but people deserve the right to not have their named sullied because of ones inability to accept the facts of a situation.
I could breakdown the future of Italy or the Usa but seeing that this has been done countless times and will continue to be done for sometime, I’ll take a look at Ghana
As any good Detroiter, I have a natural attraction to Black people in competition. This is one reason I wasn’t has heartbroken about the USA loss to Ghana, I mean if it had to be any team, I’m glad it was Ghana.
But after losing the, hmm I need to find a neutral, not angry word……..I’ll go with heartbreaking, after losing that heartbreaking match to Uruguay, the future for Ghana is extremely bright.(and im not going to make a bright and star pun, that would be just too much)
15 players under the age of 25.
And I think another key to Ghana success in the future is that the majority of their players are already in Europe and playing on a regular basis for the most part.
And with players like Kevin Prince Boateng and Andre Ayew to bigger clubs in Europe, maybe 2014 Pele will finally be right, please?