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Author Archives: Paul Bestall

Eriksson sacked by Shinawatra

Posted on by Paul Bestall

In a move that has surprised no-one, Manchester City chairman Thaksin Shinawatra has sacked Sven Goran Eriksson. The only thing that has surprised everyone is how long this crazy situation has dragged on for. In my honest opinion, it is … Continue reading

England cruise in the Caribbean

Posted on by Paul Bestall

England finished the season with a comfortable win against the home side last night. Two goals from Portsmouth’s Jermaine Defoe and a lovely volley from Gareth Barry made light work of sticky temperatures and a bouncy pitch. England’s line took … Continue reading

International Friendly round up

Posted on by Paul Bestall

This weekend has seen most of the participants for the European Championships have their final friendly games before the tournament begins on Saturday and saw a mixed bag of results. France could only draw 0-0 against Paraguay in Paris, though they … Continue reading

Dunne and Dos Santos to join Ramos' White Hart Lane Revolution

Posted on by Paul Bestall

The Manchester City and Ireland defender Richard Dunne and Barcelona’s Mexican wonder kid Giovanni Dos Santos are set to become Juande Ramos’ latest signings this weekend. City seem resigned to losing Dunne after he turned down their offer of a … Continue reading

Something is afoot at Stamford Bridge

Posted on by Paul Bestall

Three days after being told his job was secure and he had a contract until 2010, Henk Ten Cate has had his contract terminated with immediate effect. Chelsea’s website broke the story this afternoon and the removal of Ten Cate … Continue reading

First Clue to Chelsea's Managerial intentions

Posted on by Paul Bestall

The British press have reported today that Portugal’s vice-president, Amandio De Carvalho , has confirmed that he is aware that Roman Abramovich is interested in Felipe Scolari. Scolari’s contract is up on June 30th and whilst rumours have surrounded his … Continue reading

Capello chooses his Caribbean crew

Posted on by Paul Bestall

Fabio Capello has confirmed the 22 man squad that will play Trinidad and Tobago on Sunday night in the Port of Spain for England’s last game of the season. It is no surprise at all that Capello has only included … Continue reading

McBride leaves Fulham to return to the MLS

Posted on by Paul Bestall

A surprising announcement this evening has seen talismanic striker Brian McBride announce that he is to leave Fulham to return to the USA. McBride had apparently been planning this for a while but it has come as something of a … Continue reading

Cassano offered lifeline for Euro 2008

Posted on by Paul Bestall

  The whirlwind of controversy that is Antonio Cassano is the name on most Italian football fans lips tonight. Roberto Donadoni suprised virtually everyone in Italian football by recalling the striker to his 24 man squad. Cassano has been one of Italy’s … Continue reading

Domenech turns away from Trezeguet and introduces the world to Bafétimbi Gomis

Posted on by Paul Bestall

France coach Raymond Domenech has left Juventus striker David Trezeguet out of his provisional 30 man squad named today. Yet it’s no real suprise to see him omitted, Trezeguet’s star has certainly been fading over the last couple of seasons … Continue reading

Lagerback returns to Larsson, Van Basten loses Seedorf ,Nedved says no thanks

Posted on by Paul Bestall

Henrik Larsson, the 36 year old Swedish legend, has been coaxed out of retirement once again to come to the aid of Sweden in Euro 2008. Larsson, who has retired twice from international football, in 2002 and 2006, was the … Continue reading

30 Days & Nights

Posted on by Paul Bestall

Until the latest football bonanza kicks off with Switzerland versus the Czech Republic in Basel. It’s going to be quite odd here in the UK with no home nations competiting in a tournament for the first time since USA 94 … Continue reading