To fans of Calcio it’s still as vivid as ever: The vision of Fabio Cannavaro lifting the World Cup aloft remains the proudest of Italian memories in a difficult recent history. But with one year to go before the 19th World Cup Final, Cannavaro and his Azzurri have a lot […]
This is not the worst team in the Premier League. It is the least valuable. This team would incite the masses with talent, with name recognition and with expense. They would then fail pathetically. This team could be composed entirely of Newcastle players, but we thought we’d include a few […]
Darren Ferguson will be breathing a sigh of relief tonight as his Preston side recorded their first victory in seven games with a solitary Iain Hume goal.
Unfortunately Middlesbrough’s victory over high flying Cardiff means that the Lilywhite’s remain grounded at the foot of the table, but they are now within two points of safety as Scunthorpe fall into the drop zone due to the postponement of their game against Nottingham Forest.
This week’s match was against Liverpool. Though I had to work, I managed to keep an eye on the game (gotta love Slingbox and P2P technology) and saw Boro forced into a late change to the line-up as keeper Brad Jones injured a hand in the warm-up and Ross Turnbull […]
There are reports of unrest in the Bayern Munich squad, with magazine Kicker quoting a player saying the atmosphere is “not good” ahead of Pep Guardiola’s departure. Bayern are in rude health in the Bundesliga table, with the Bavarian giants eight points clear and on course to win a record […]
Crystal Palace defender Joel Ward will be sidelined for up to four weeks with a knee injury. The 25-year-old right-back, who scored in Palace’s 2-1 win at Chelsea a fortnight ago, suffered the injury in training. “Unfortunately we’ve lost Joel Ward this week,” said manager Alan Pardew. “After his great […]
Wellington Silva, the 22-year-old Brazilian that has yet to feature for the senior Arsenal team, has secured a season-long loan to Championship side Bolton. Silva will be available for team selection ahead of this weekend’s round of matches. Bolton manager Neil Lennon confirmed the signing of the Arsenal winger following […]
Greed is behind the proliferation of big-name players heading to the cashed-up Chinese Super League and it will not help the country’s national team, China-based Australian star Tim Cahill said. The Chinese record transfer fee has been smashed four times in the current transfer window, with Brazilian midfielder Alex Teixeira […]
Arsene Wenger admits Leicester are now favorites to win the Premier League title but insists his Arsenal side’s challenge is back on course. The Gunners’ 2-0 win at Bournemouth was their first in five league games and moved Wenger’s side up to third place, five points adrift of Leicester before […]
Liverpool’s owners will consider a review of controversial ticket price hikes after being shocked by a walkout protest by 10,000 fans, media said Monday. The Fenway Sports Group held emergency talks after Saturday’s protest and again Sunday, British newspapers reported. Fans have meanwhile threatened more walkouts in looming key games […]
The overnight TV ratings for Saturday’s dueling broadcasts between Leverkusen-Bayern Munich on FOX and Southampton-West Ham on NBC are in, and the Bundesliga/FOX duo have been dealt a crushing blow as their game failed to beat NBC’s coverage of the Premier League. NBC delivered an overnight rating of 0.56 compared to FOX’s […]
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane encouraged Croatian playmaker Luka Modric to shoot more often as his first league goal of the season salvaged a 2-1 win at Granada on Sunday. Youssef El Arabi had deservedly cancelled out Karim Benzema’s first-half opener for Real before Modric’s fantastic strike into the top […]