James Akel comenta em qual momento José Eduardo Martins Cardozo perdeu a chance de ser ministro do STF

Depois de ter se envolvido em tantas atitudes estranhas e virar holofote da mídia, era uma vez a chance de José Eduardo Martins Cardozo ser ministro do STF escolhido pela presidente.

Escrito por jamesakel@uol.com.br às 09h54 no dia 18/02/2015

James Akel comenta a maneira como foi escolhido o atual presidente da Petrobras

Quando Dilma escolheu Bendine pra ser presidente da Petrobras ela sabia bem do caso dele de empréstimo estranho no Banco do Brasil pra uma senhora conhecida da mídia.

Exatamente por isto Dilma achou que as investigações contra Bendine evitam que cheguem até ela as investigações da empresa.

Escrito por jamesakel@uol.com.br às 09h55 no dia 18/02/2015

James Akel comenta o bofetão moral que João Figueiredo deu na cara de João Havelange

Quando João Havelange presidente da FIFA procurou João Figueiredo presidente do Brasil pra oferecer a Copa do Mundo de 86, Figueiredo simplesmente recusou dizendo que ele teria lugares mais úteis pra gastar dinheiro do povo que não fosse fazer campos de futebol.

Disse Figueiredo a Havelange que se Havelange conhecesse de verdade o Brasil e as misérias do povo jamais proporia fazer Copa aqui com tantos gastos pra ela.


Escrito por jamesakel@uol.com.br às 10h30 no dia 18/02/2015

James Akel comenta o estrago que a censura socialista do PT faz no Brasil atualmente


Nenhum dos programas ou novelas atuais quer em TV a cabo ou TV aberta seriam censurados pelo Regime Militar.

Basta lembrar que ultimamente duas novelas que no tempo do Regime Militar eram consideradas livres, foram proibidas pra menores de 12 anos na censura petista.

Na censura do Regime Militar Jô Soares e Chico Anysio não sofriam censura.

Na censura atual petista a maioria dos quadros de Jô e Chico teria censura.


Escrito por jamesakel@uol.com.br às 10h36 no dia 18/02/2015

Our ‘Bula Boys’: from Masi to Krishna

Fijian legend Esala Masi and Wellington Phoenix striker Roy Krishna.
There’s a buzz about Roy Krishna. Wellington Phoenix’s exciting Fijian striker has shown the Hyundai A-League what a “Bula Boy” can offer professional football ranks in this part of the world. But Roy wasn’t the first Fijian star to grace our national league.
Esala Masi was the first.
An NSL Grand Final winner in 2000 with the fabulous Wollongong Wolves (more about that later), the powerful central striker was the first ever from Fiji to make his mark on club football in Australia.
Signed in 1994 following a Fijian U-23 tour of Australia, Harry Bingham brought the unknown 20-year-old to Morwell Falcons. And he’s been in Australia ever since.
Masi racked up over 40 appearances for his beloved national team during his golden era with the Bula Boys, who compete in the Oceania Confederation, and is still going strong in Brisbane’s local leagues, living in Caboolture with his wife and daughter and turning out for local league side Mitchelton FC (plus in a few veteran tournaments).
He’ll see how his 42-year-old bones feel before deciding if he goes around again this year.
A Roar fan, Masi won’t miss a chance to watch his countryman Krishna in the Hyundai A-League, and feels a sense of pride that Fiji now has a second star on the national club stage.
“He’s got a good attitude, because it’s a hard thing coming here from Fiji and trying to make it,” he told www.a-league.com.au
“I follow him [Krishna] whenever they come to Suncorp to support him. And a lot of the Fijian community support him when he comes to town with Wellington.”
Should Phoenix end up in this season’s Grand Final, Masi might have some sage advice to Krishna after his own – quite remarkable – experience at the turn of the new millennium with Wollongong Wolves.
In one of the greatest comebacks – and games – in Australian club history, the part-timers who played a gorgeous brand of football took on the then-behemoth of the NSL, Perth Glory.
Over 43,000 at Subiaco witnessed a sublime first half as the home side raced to a 3-0 lead – the Championship was coming to Perth for the first time. Or was it.
It all changed in 45 dramatic second half minutes.
Three goals dragged the contest and momentum back in Wolves’ favour, sucking the life out of a deflated Glory who went on to lose on penalties after a pulsating 3-3 draw.
Wolves’ triumph was a huge story – the media loved it and so did Masi. “It was the first time I’d played in front of 43,000 fans,” he says, still savouring the memory.
It was also the game that featured a memorable half-time speech from Wolves coach Nick Theo. “He didn’t say anything at all. Walked up and down, up and down with his hands behind his back,” recalls Masi.
“The fourth official walked in to say we had to go back out and just before everyone stood up he turned to us and said: ‘If Perth can score three goals in the first half, you can score four in the second half and win the grand final.’
“And credit to the boys, as soon as we got the first goal the morale lifted and everything changed. Perth’s body language dropped. And we believed we could do this. And after the third goal we knew we’d win after penalty kicks. For those who were there, it’ll stick in the mind of everyone.”
The return to Wollongong was even more special. After a red-eye flight back to Sydney, an insatiable media was waiting for the team. Mayhem ensued.
On the drive down to the ‘Gong, the team bus was welcomed by police cars at Bulli Pass who escorted them into town before the Fire Brigade welcomed their local heroes with a burst of their water cannons.
The fans were waiting at the Fraternity Club for a celebration with the players that remains one of the most joyous nights in local football history.
Masi remains the only Fijian to date to have won a national league grand final. But that was to be his only Grand Final medal. By the following year Masi had left the Brandon Park club and, as a result, missed out on the club going back to back at Parramatta Stadium (defeating South Melbourne 2-1 in the grand final).
He’d moved to Newcastle by then, under coach Lee Sterrey and later Ian Crook. But it wasn’t the same as his joyous four years on the South Coast, though his two goals in a 2002 second leg Major Semi final win over Glory was a highlight.
As for his present-day football career and Masi’s wife isn’t quite as enamoured with the Brisbane local leagues. In fact she’s never seen her husband play. “She says it’s too slow. She says, ‘When I met you, you were in the NSL and it was so much faster!”
At least the Masi family can relive their golden era whenever the new Fijian hero Roy Krishna comes to town with his Phoenix team-mates.
Masi is now looking at coaching. He may end up back in Fiji – possibly as the national team (currently ranked 192 in the world) coach. He may one day coach Krishna.
Masi knows the Fiji FA President personally but paints a gloomy picture of Fiji football. In short, he says don’t expect a flood of talent to come through (though it will be fascinating to see how Fiji perform at the U-20 World Cup in New Zealand this June, their entry made easier by the fact the host nation weren’t required to qualify through the OFC).
“I’d like to say it’s improving and there’s a structure for development but every time I go back I don’t see anything like that for young players. Nothing seems to happen. It’s more about not having a will to change. It’s also to do with attitude.”
It was this lack of discipline that inspired Masi to better himself and try to make it in the ‘big league’ of Australia all those years ago.
“I’d watch senior players after games abusing alcohol and all that. But I stayed focussed and dreamt one day of playing in the national league [in Australia].
“Someone like Roy Krishna was always disciplined. No wonder he made it to the Wellington squad.”

Source : Football Federation Australia Website

Socceroo superstar Cahill No.5 on rich list

Socceroo superstar Tim Cahill has come in at No.5 on BRW’s rich list for Aussie sports stars in 2014.

The veteran striker, fresh from helping the Socceroos to an historic Asian Cup triumph last month, was the highest paid footballer on the list and made the top five with $5.5million.

Basketballer Andrew Bogut ($16.2m), golfers Adam Scott ($15.5m) and Jason Day ($10.65m) and racing driver Marcos Ambrose ($5.68m) finished ahead of Cahill.

Two more Socceroos made the top 20, with skipper Mile Jedinak (16th) and Brett Holman (17th) both bringing in an impressive $3m over the last 12 months.

Cahill’s wealth came primarily from his wages for the season at US Major League Soccer club New York Red Bulls.

He is set to jump even higher on the list next year having signed a reported $10m deal with Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua earlier this month.

Cahill’s autobiography will also be released later in the year.

Source : Football Federation Australia Website

Your club’s run-in to the Hyundai A-League finals

The Hyundai A-League finals is rapidly approaching with just 10 rounds remaining.
We’re down to the last 10 rounds of the Hyundai A-League season and it’s all set for an intriguing run to the finals. Even at this late stage the bottom sides can make the six – or at least have a big say in who’ll make the play-offs.
The race for the Premiership, top four, top six and even the wooden spoon is wide open with many different possibilities and permutations.
We take a look at the run home for all 10 clubs and try to predict what could happen over a cracking final third of the campaign.
Perth Glory
Position – 1st
Points – 34
Remaining matches – Melbourne City (away), Brisbane Roar (home), Melbourne Victory (away),Wellington Phoenix (home), Central Coast Mariners (away), Western Sydney Wanderers FC (home), Newcastle Jets (away), Sydney FC (home), Melbourne City (home), Western Sydney Wanderers FC (away)
Despite picking up just two points out of a possible nine since the return from the Asian Cup break, Glory remain in the box seat to finish with the Premiership trophy. They only have to play two sides currently in the top four with their away clash against Melbourne Victory on March 7 looming as a key fixture in the race for top spot.
Influential midfielder Mitch Nichols is expected to return from injury very soon which will be a huge boost to Kenny Lowe’s side. Whether their form is good enough to hold off Victory for top spot is the question, but with half of their games remaining against sides currently outside of the top six, Glory should do enough to at least finish in the top two.
Melbourne Victory
Position – 2nd
Points – 33
Remaining matches – Brisbane Roar (away), Wellington Phoenix (home), Perth Glory (home), Western Sydney Wanderers FC (away), Adelaide United (away), Central Coast Mariners (home), Wellington Phoenix (away), Newcastle Jets (home), Brisbane Roar (away), Central Coast Mariners (home)
Many experts’ tip for the title, Victory is well-placed for a crack at top spot heading into the final third of the season. With the exception of talented defender Matthieu Delpierre, Kevin Muscat has a full squad to choose from and their attacking arsenal makes them very hard to stop.
But they do have some very tricky fixtures on the way home, with tough away trips against Brisbane Roar (twice), Adelaide United and Wellington Phoenix.
If they can beat the Glory at home in a couple of weeks’ time, you would expect them to go on and claim the Premiership but we suspect the race for the Premiership will go down to the wire.
Adelaide United
Posititon – 3rd
Points – 30
Remaining matches – Western Sydney Wanderers FC (home), Melbourne City (away), Wellington Phoenix (away), Central Coast Mariners (home), Melbourne Victory (home), Newcastle Jets (away), Sydney FC (away), Brisbane Roar (home), Western Sydney Wanderers FC (away), Melbourne City (home)
It’s been a mixed return from the mid-season break for the Reds, following up their 7-0 demolition against Newcastle with a loss to Central Coast and draw with Perth. It’s left Josep Gombau’s side with some catching up to do if they have designs on the Premiership.
Do have a fairly favourable draw, though, with only four matches from their last 10 against sides currently in the top six. Might need seven wins or more to snatch top spot which is not beyond them but they will need to start turning their eye-catching build-up play into more goals to make that happen.
Second or third spot looks best-bet for the Westfield FFA Cup champions.
Wellington Phoenix
Position – 4th
Points – 29
Remaining matches – Newcastle Jets (home), Melbourne Victory (away), Adelaide United (home), Perth Glory (away), Brisbane Roar (away), Sydney FC (home), Melbourne Victory (home), Melbourne City (away), Central Coast Mariners (home), Sydney FC (home)
Phoenix face a season-defining three-week period after this weekend, with clashes against the three sides above them on the ladder in as many weeks. They have struggled for goals since returning from the Asian Cup break and as a result have picked up just the one point from their last three games.
They face both Victory and Sydney FC twice on the run home also which could be crucial in the context of the top four run-in.
One thing working in Ernie Merrick’s side’s favour is four of their last five matches are at home where they are traditionally hard to beat.
They will be eyeing a top-four finish and a coveted home final in week one of the play-offs.
Sydney FC
Position – 5th
Points – 26
Remaining matches – Central Coast Mariners (home), Western Sydney Wanderers FC (away), Newcastle Jets (away), Brisbane Roar (home), Melbourne City (home), Wellington Phoenix (away), Adelaide United (home), Perth Glory (away), Newcastle Jets (away), Wellington Phoenix (away)
After a mid-season slump, the Sky Blues are back in a big way after bringing in some reinforcements following their horror injury toll earlier in the campaign.
They have plundered 11 goals in their last three matches and have the firepower to have a real big say over the last 10 rounds. While you would think they are too far back to challenge for the Premiership trophy, a top four berth – and a home final that comes with it – must be a target for Graham Arnold’s men.
Perhaps working in their favour is they have six of their last 10 away from home, including their last three in a row. They are still unbeaten on the road this season.
They travel to Wellington twice and the results there are likely to be decisive in the Sky Blues’ hopes for a top four finish.
Brisbane Roar FC
Position – 6th
Points – 21
Remaining matches – Melbourne Victory (home), Perth Glory (away), Western Sydney Wanderers FC (home), Sydney FC (away), Wellington Phoenix (home), Western Sydney Wanderers (home), Melbourne City (away), Central Coast Mariners (home), Adelaide United (away), Melbourne Victory (home), Newcastle Jets (home)
The defending champions are the Hyundai A-League’s big improvers since the mid-season hiatus. Three wins in a row and now with all their big guns – with the exception of leading scorer Henrique – on deck and firing.
Roar has a game in hand on the teams above them, but a top four spot might be difficult. Holding off the challenge of Melbourne City looks their biggest battle and those two sides go head-to-head in a potentially finals defining clash at AAMI Park in Round 23 on March 28.
With seven of their 11 matches on home soil, they have everything in their hands to ensure they don’t give up their title without a huge fight. If they can handle the extra games and travel associated with their participation in the ACL, they should believe they can sneak into sixth spot.
Melbourne City FC 
Position – 7th
Points – 20
Remaining matches – Perth Glory (home), Adelaide United (home), Central Coast Mariners (away), Western Sydney Wanderers FC (away), Newcastle Jets (home), Sydney FC (away), Brisbane Roar (home), Western Sydney Wanderers (away), Wellington Phoenix (home), Perth Glory (away), Adelaide United (away)
The hot-and-cold City need to find some consistency if their star-studded squad is to realize their potential and play finals football. A season-ending injury to import Damien Duff is a big blow but City’s run-in is just as tough.
Six of their last nine matches are away from home, with three of those at big gun clubs, Perth Glory, Adelaide United and Sydney FC. While they have the quality and experience in the likes of Robi Koren, Josh Kennedy, Aaron Mooy, Erik Paartalu and Patrick Kisnorbo, what they really need is consistent performances and with that proving hard to come by, John van ‘t Schip’s side might have to settle for a spot just outside the finals.
But it will be a close battle with Brisbane.
Central Coast Mariners
Position – 8th
Points – 15
Remaining matches – Sydney FC (away), Newcastle Jets (away), Melbourne City (home), Adelaide United (away), Perth Glory (home), Melbourne Victory (away), Brisbane Roar (away), Western  Sydney Wanderers FC (home), Wellington Phoenix (away), Melbourne Victory (away)
After falling one game short of the grand final last season, it’s been a disappointing campaign for the Mariners and they seem little chance of making the finals even this far out.
Phil Moss’ side have won just three out of 17 games this season and would need a turnaround of epic proportions to sneak into the finals. With only three of their last 10 games at home – and tough away trips to Victory (twice), Sydney FC, Adelaide and Wellington, Mariners will be using the rest of the season to build for Season 2015/16.
Newcastle Jets
Position – 9th
Points – 9
Remaining matches – Wellington Phoenix (away), Central Coast Mariners (home), Sydney FC (home), Melbourne City (away), Western Sydney Wanderers FC (away), Adelaide United (home), Perth Glory (home), Melbourne Victory (away), Sydney FC (home), Brisbane Roar (away)
It’s been a tumultuous season for the Hunter club, who are seemingly playing for pride – and to try and avoid the wooden spoon – over the final 10 rounds.
That said, the pressure is off and they can enjoy playing without huge expectations. Who knows they may just go on a run – football can be a funny game though it would seem unlikely.
Coach Phil Stubbins is likely to blood youth for the rest of the campaign which makes it hard to gauge just how results will fall. An F3 Derby in round 19 will be one fixture they will be desperate to win while they will look for redemption from the 7-0 drubbing just a few weeks ago when Adelaide United come to town in round 23.
New signings such as Korean Lee Kee-je should enjoy their time at Newcastle and could help the side surprise a few sides.
An away clash against the Wanderers could also determine which of the two sides may finish with the timber utensil come the end of the season.
Western Sydney Wanderers FC
Position – 10th
Points – 8
Remaining matches – Adelaide United (away), Sydney FC (home), Brisbane Roar (away), Melbourne City (home), Melbourne Victory (home), Newcastle Jets (home), Brisbane Roar (away), Perth Glory (away), Melbourne City (home), Central Coast Mariners (away), Adelaide United (home), Perth Glory (home)
The Wanderers’ exploits in Asia and then the FIFA Club World Cup means Tony Popovic’s side have two games in hand on most of their rivals. But with just one win for the season so far they’ve surely given themselves too big a mountain to climb to make the finals, though the return of Santalab, Juric and Spiranovic will be a huge boost.
It would take a minor miracle – and some serious capitulation from the likes of Brisbane and City – for the Wanderers to turn things around, but Popovic and his squad remain defiant. Mathematically it’s still possible to make the six.
They do at least play Roar and City two more times each respectively as well as very winnable games against the Jets and Mariners.
But it’s more likely the ACL champions will provide nuisance value for sides pushing for the top six, and they could also have a say in who wins the Premiership.

Source : Football Federation Australia Website

Ticket surge for Liverpool tour of Australia

Liverpool FC midfielder Philippe Coutinho will be one of the stars heading down under.
Record crowds are set to greet English giants Liverpool in July with huge numbers of tickets snapped up already for matches in Brisbane and Adelaide against Hyundai A-League opposition.

The Reds will take on Brisbane Roar FC at Suncorp Stadium (July 17) and then Adelaide United on July 20 at Adelaide Oval.

Tickets to both games only went on sale on Monday to ‘Football Family’ members and then the general public on Tuesday, with only a handful remaining at both venues.


In Adelaide, only single seats remain with a record crowd for a football match of 53,500 likely to pack into the iconic venue.

Almost 100,000 watched Liverpool play Melbourne Victory at the MCG two years ago, with Reds legend Robbie Fowler revealing officials at the club still talk now about the amazing rendition of club anthem ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’.

Footage of the moment has amassed more than three million views on YouTube.

“That’s not a cliched answer. We actually do talk about it,” Fowler said.

“It was unproven territory, if you like. We’d never been here before as a club, but I think the decision to come here was vindicated.”

It’s set to be a golden July for football fans in Australia, with Real Madrid, Manchester City and AS Roma playing for the International Champions Cup in Melbourne at the same time the Reds are in Australia.

Source : Football Federation Australia Website

Chris Herd suffers another injury blow

Herd suffered a knee injury playing for Wigan Athletic.
Socceroo Chris Herd has suffered another injury blow, stretchered off in Wigan’s 1-0 win over Adam Federici’s Reading on Wednesday morning (AEDT).
Herd, on loan at the Latics from Aston Villa, was forced off early in the second half with a knee problem.
It’s not yet known the severity of the problem, although the club tweeted it could be a serious injury.
Play was stopped for almost 10 minutes as Herd received treatment before Herd was taken off on  a stretcher.
It’s another setback for the 25-year-old, who had to leave the Asian Cup early after suffering an Achilles injury in training before the clash with Oman in Sydney.
It puts into doubt Herd’s selection for the Socceroos’ friendly against the world champions Germany next month.
Despite the loss of Herd Wigan held on to record a crucial victory in the English Championship.
Federici was superb in goal for the home side, pulling off a string of fine saves to keep his side in the contest right until the end.

Source : Football Federation Australia Website

Rede Record conquista vice-liderança com filmes nas tardes de Carnaval


Os filmes exibidos na segunda (16) e terça (17) no “Cine Record Especial” fizeram a Record recuperar a vice-liderança no horário da tarde.

Segundo dados consolidados do Ibope, na segunda, a reprise de “Titanic”, blockbuster protagonizado por Leonardo DiCaprio e Kate Winslet, marcou 7 pontos de média com 10 de pico, contra 5 do SBT, que exibia suas novelas no horário. O índice é três pontos acima do que marcou o “Programa da Tarde” na segunda retrasada, quando teve 4 pontos.

Já nesta terça (17), os filmes “A Era do Gelo” e a “A Era do Gelo 2” também foram bem. O primeiro marcou 7 pontos de média com 8 de pico, contra 5,5 do SBT, obtendo um crescimento também de três pontos se comparado à última passada. Já o segundo elevou ainda mais o Ibope da Record, e marcou 8 pontos com picos de 9, contra 6 do SBT, crescimento de 50% e quatro pontos a mais do que o “Programa da Tarde” havia atingod na semana antes do Carnaval.

Os números refletem a preferência de um seleto grupo de telespectadores da Grande São Paulo.