Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Martino blames Barcelona’s opponents for Messi’s poor form

Martino 2Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino, has blamed his team’s opponents for Lionel Messi’s slump in form and praised his compatriot for responding to criticisms with the winning goal, as the Catalans defeated Athletic Bilbao 2-1 over the weekend.
Messi’s level of performances have been under the microscope, after he failed to lift his team as they were dumped out of the UEFA Champions League by Atletico Madrid and lost the Copa del Rey final to Real Madrid – three defeats in eight days.
Martino claims that rivals have been working out how to stop his team playing and that his why Messi has not been firing on all cylinders.
“You must look at how the rivals play,” Martino said. “This is a problem which Barcelona has for a long time. When teams defend with a lot of players close to the area it becomes difficult. I do not believe Messi has changed his way of playing, but he found a game in which he felt better. I did not have to talk [especially] with him, nor will I talk with him next week. We talk about other things. I was happy for his goal, for him, and because the team won.
“In Messi’s case, I am happy that he can respond in the way he responded. He has a great advantage, he does not defend himself with his mouth, he defends himself with football. As he does not talk, he does his talking on the pitch. Of each 100 games, 99 he plays well, and he always gives his answers there. What happened this week was a bit hard, so [the goal and win] made me happy.”

Courtois happy to face Chelsea in Champions League

Courtois falls over the ballThibaut Courtois has expressed his relief, after UEFA cleared him to play against his parent club Chelsea, in the semi-finals of the Champions League.
Last week, UEFA waived a fee that Atletico Madrid were to pay the Blues, if the two clubs face each other. This means the 21-year-old goalkeeper, will be between the sticks in the two legs of the encounter.
“I’m very relieved. That we’ve drawn Chelsea is special because even though I’m at Atleti, Chelsea are my club,” the Belgian told Uefa.com.
It is the first time the La Liga club will qualify for the Champions League last four since 1974 and Courtois is desperate to win silverware with Diego Simeone’s side.
“I want to win trophies here and I’ll be an Atleti supporter for these two games, but at all other times I’m a Chelsea fan too,” added Courtois, who has never played for the Stamford Bridge club since signing a five-year contract on his arrival from Genk for an undisclosed fee in 2011.
“I hope they win the Premier League, just not these two matches. I really hope we can reach the final as we’re so close. They’re the favourites, but Barca were too.”

Reminisce Graces the Cover of MyStreetz Magazine

According to Sesan Adeniji, publisher of Mystreetz magazine
‘The face value of the Nigerian music industry has continued to sweep the audience off their feet in recent times. The glitz and glamour, the easy access to Nigerian music and the high speed  at which information travels within the industry, is mind blowing but whatever this industry is or will become is as a result of the effort from several great individuals who worked tirelessly in the past to set a foundation for what this industry was to become.
Today, Music is easily accessible on blogs, but there were days where all we had was vinyl, Cartridge, Cassette before the Mini/Compact disc and the MP3 era. Today as well, we have A-list artists, producers, music video directors, entertainment journalists to mention a few entertainment heads running the industry but we can’t forget the fact that we once had great men of extra-ordinary virtue in this field who drew the blueprint for the industry today and  It is time to reminisce.
The last issue of the magazine tagged The ILL-BO PHENOMENON- The journey of the Igbo artistes to mainstream in the Nigerian music industry, was very insightful. A very important aspect of our history the music lovers need to know about. This edition is another integral part of the Nigerian music history that needs to be shared. It is time to Reminisce about the Yoruba factor that contributed to the growth of Hip-hop music in Nigeria. This is an analysis of all the Yoruba factors that contributed to the growth of other music genres the Nigerian audience has enjoyed in the early years before the Hip-hop generation. it is time to Reminisce about the contribution of all the Yoruba puppet masters and entertainers that held the industry spellbound . The contributions of the likes of  Bobby Benson, Fela, I.K. Dairo, King Sunny Ade, Ebenezer Obey, Dean Disi, Keji Okunowo of CBS Record, Laolu Akins, Paul play, Eldee, Mode 9, Sound Sultan, DJ Jimmy jatt, Kenny Ogungbe  and the Olamide’s and Reminisce of today’s music industry. This is not just a story, this is a rough draft of the history of the Nigerian music industry’.
At Mystreetz magazine, we just don’t write amazing stories, we share history with you.

Diddy poses with his 6 Kids.

44 year old Diddy marked Easter by sharing this family portrait of his six kids from three different 'baby mommas .Christian, Jessie James, D’Lila Star, Chance, Justin, and Quincy..

Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde Nominated For TV Personality Of The Year


Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, has been nominated for the Personality of the Year award at 2014 MTV Africa Music Awards Kwazulu-Natal.
She has been nominated along side Chimamanda Adichie (Nigeria) Trevor Noah (South Africa), Lupita Nyong’o (Kenya) and Yaya Toure (Cote d’Ivoire).
The award ceremony will take place on June 7 at the Durban International Convention Centre, South Africa and winners will be determined by the public’s voting.

Tonto Dikeh Begs Psquare Not To Break Up

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“When you break up, your whole identity is shattered. It is like death. The love of twins is undisputed, Paul and Peter. You have been together for years, making great songs like Senorita, Do me, Story, More than a friend, Omoge mi, Busy body, Alingo, Personally, Testimony; the list is endless! Why break it up now?
“Please learn. Two heads are better than one. Mrs Lola and Anita, they say a woman makes a home. This is the time to show the world that both of you are women with great substance, which I believe you are.”

Halima Abubakar Flaunts Her Banging Body In New Photos

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