SILVA IMPROVING

Thiago Silva is considered to be one of the best defenders in the world and his recent awards are proof of it as he has been featured in the UEFA Team of the Year since 2011 as well as being named into the FIFA World XI of 2013, there is no doubt why PSG was willing to offload €42 million in order to get him from Ac.Milan.

SILVA EXCELS

Since making his arrival to Ac.Milan back in 2009, the Brazilian defender Thiago Silva has consistently been one of the highly rated defenders in the world and his recent UEFA Team of the Year award is proof of how well the last couple of years have been for the player of PSG.

PSG signed Thiago Silva from Ac.Milan with a price tag of €42 million he has shown his worth and displayed why the French side was willing to offload so much cash for the player that has turned into the captain of the club and is the heart of a defence that has conceded fewer goals in the French league.

SILVA LINKED

Paris St Germain defender Thiago Silva was linked with moves to Barcelona in the summer, but he signed a new contract with the club to the transfer rumours. He is now one of the best-paid defenders in the world.

The Brazilian has stated that he will not leave PSG this January or in the upcoming summer, as transfer rumours refuse to die down even after his new contract. Silva is regarded as one of the top defenders in the world, while he also holds the record for the most expensive transfer of central defender. He moved to PSG in a £ 35 million deal from AC Milan.

SILVA PLEASED WITH RETURN

Thiago Silva was pleased on making his return to the main squad of PSG after suffering from a blow that left him injured and unable to play since September. He returned to PSG’s match against Nice when they overcame the Ligue 1 champions with a convincing 3-1 victory as the Swedish Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored a hat-trick.

"We played very well, we were very solid," Silva told the club's official website.It wasn't easy against Nice and the most important thing was to claim all three points. I am very happy to be back on the pitch. Now I'm off to join the Selecao’’.

INTEREST IN SILVA

There was a lot of interest surrounding Brazil defender Thiago Silva, who is currently at Paris St Germain. Barcelona were very much interested in taking him to the camp Nou, but they ultimately failed in their attempts due to several reasons.

They were unable to convince PSG to sell Thiago Silva, while the player has now revealed that Barcelona were not prepared to pay enough money for his services. Silva is currently the world's most expensive defender after he cost the French club £ 35 million in transfer money for his transfer from AC Milan.

BARCA CHASE SILVA

Barcelona manager Tito Vilanova has confirmed the rumours suggesting that the Spanish club could be set for an official offer for PSG defender Thiago Silva by stating that the Brazilian is someone who interests him a lot.

Barcelona are in the market for a new defender because they believe that captain and centre back Carlos Puyol cannot play at the highest level after a few years. They have had a long-standing interest in Chelsea's defender David Luiz, but it looks like they will not be able to get the enigmatic Brazilian to the camp Nou.

SILVA WANTS ANCELOTTI STAY

Paris St Germain defender Thiago Silva has said that he would be extremely sad if manager Carlo Ancelotti was to leave the club at the end of the season.

Former AC Milan and Chelsea manager Ancelotti has emerged as the main target for Real Madrid, who announced the departure of manager José Mourinho at the end of the season. Ancelotti has proved to be a very capable manager in three different countries. He is one of the few managers to have lifted league titles in three different countries. He has also won the Champions League title as well.

BLACKWELL UNDER PRESSURE

The Bury manager Kevin Blackwell has been under a lot of pressure recently. The team are flirting with relegation in the League One, and there is a real chance that they could be playing in League Two next season.

However, Blackwell has said that he feels that his team is a mid-table team due to the football that they have played this season. Bury come into the match against Stevenage at home having lost the three recent encounters. They have also managed to score just one goal – against Colchester United – in this run of three defeats.

Match Report: Colombo Lions v Moragasmulla SC - Sat 20/11/10

Lions (sponsored by The Free Bets Website) - Shehantha - Goalie; Defence - John, Knut, Rob M, Sylvain; Midfield - Marlon, James, Laurent, Steve F, Aaron (Sub); Forward: Liam, Furrukh, Sam (Sub)

Match Report: Colombo Lions v Overseas School

7th November 2010 At Overseas School

Match report by Robert W.Meek
Team: Goalkeeper: Shehantha; Defence: Rob M, Knut, Sylvain, John, Craig; Midfield: James, Steve F, Laurent, Marlon, Rob C; Forward: Furrukh, Liam

Keep your head down (and eye on the ball) when going for, going for, Goal!

The Lions made their second trip of the season to the Overseas School to take on a young and inexperienced team who were keen for revenge following their heavy defeat in the last encounter.