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Spartak Moscow vs Celtic preview - Celts prepare for Spartak test

Posted Tuesday, October 02, 2012 by PA

Neil Lennon was involved in what he described as a "bizarre" press conference ahead of Celtic's Champions League Group G clash with Spartak Moscow at the Luzhniki Stadium. At the Hoops' hotel in Moscow a local journalist, in the most offbeat way, engaged the bemused Parkhead boss in discussion about various topics including Rangers, Sir Sean Connery and former Celtic midfielder Aiden McGeady, w...Full Story »

BATE Borisov vs Bayern Munich preview - Bayern look to maintain perfect start

Posted Tuesday, October 02, 2012 by PA

Bayern Munich flew out to Minsk in preparation for their Champions League clash with BATE Borisov with the critical words of their director of sport Matthias Sammer ringing in their ears. After nine wins in a row in all competitions, the last thing Bayern's players may have expected to hear was criticism, but that is exactly what they got from Sammer on Saturday after a 2-0 win at Werder Bremen...Full Story »

Juventus vs Shakhtar Donetsk preview - Chiellini not taking Shakhtar lightly

Posted Tuesday, October 02, 2012 by PA

Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini insists Champions League visitors Shakhtar Donetsk will not be under-estimated. The Turin club play a home match among Europe's elite for the first time in three years having earned a good draw against defending champions Chelsea at Stamford Bridge last month. Juve have not lost in their last 45 Serie A matches but their Ukrainian visitors have, somewhat inc...Full Story »

Valencia vs Lille preview - Valencia and Lille seek vital victory

Posted Tuesday, October 02, 2012 by PA

The stakes will be high for Valencia and Lille after both lost their opening round of Champions League group matches when they clash in Spain. Valencia went down 2-1 away to last season's beaten finalists, Bayern Munich, while Lille were shocked 3-1 at home to BATE Borisov. Another defeat for either side in the second round of matches will leave them already facing an uphill task to reach the ...Full Story »

Wenger tells Walcott his time will come with Arsenal wide man itching to move central

Posted Thursday, September 27, 2012 by Dailymail

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has asked Theo Walcott to be patient in his demands to play as a central striker. Walcott scored twice and played a starring role in Wednesday's 6-1 Capital One Cup mauling of Coventry in the week that he said being played as the main forward could be instrumental in signing a new contract with the club. Wenger employed the 23-year-old in a wide role against the...Full Story »

I wish managers would just shut up! Mancini hits out after spat with Lambert

Posted Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by Dailymail

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini believes his touchline row with Aston Villa counterpart Paul Lambert is typical of the attitude many opposition managers have towards him. The pair exchanged heated words in the second half of City's 4-2 Capital One Cup defeat at the Etihad Stadium after the Italian complained to the fourth official about a tackle by Joe Bennett on Gareth Barry. 'I am tir...Full Story »

Wallets and watches stolen from Blues HQ in Chelsea raid

Posted Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by Dailymail

Chelsea have called in police after six wallets, nine mobile phones and several watches were stolen from staff and players at the training ground in yet another amazing security breach at the club. The thefts, which took place earlier this month, were discovered when the players returned to the changing room after training at their Cobham base in Surrey. It is the latest serious incident at ...Full Story »

You're out of order, Fabian! Friedel hits out at former United keeper Barthez for 'ignorant' comments

Posted Saturday, September 22, 2012 by Dailymail

Brad Friedel has branded Fabian Barthez 'ignorant' and 'disrespectful' after the former Manchester United goalkeeper said he was baffled by Andre Villas-Boas' decision to keep the American as his number one despite the signing of Hugo Lloris. Spurs boss Villas-Boas decided to stick with Friedel for last Sunday's win against Reading despite signing Lloris from Lyon on transfer deadline day. T...Full Story »

RVP gets nod as Nani pays penalty

Posted Friday, September 21, 2012 by The Sun

ALEX FERGUSON is set to name Robin van Persie as his regular penalty taker. Manchester United missed a third successive spot-kick on Wednesday, this time Nani fluffing his lines against Galatasaray. It follows Van Persie’s miss at Southampton and Javier Hernandez’s failure against Wigan. Boss Ferguson admitted he was surprised Nani took the kick. The winger said: “I was wai...Full Story »

Roman inquest! Abramovich grills Chelsea players over Euro collapse

Posted Friday, September 21, 2012 by Dailymail

Roman Abramovich demanded answers from players and coaching staff at Chelsea’s training ground on Thursday after they blew a two-goal lead against Juventus. Abramovich, who watched the Champions League clash with the Serie A winners from his box at Stamford Bridge, arrived unannounced at Cobham in the morning. Inquest: Roman Abramovich made a visit He spoke with players, coaches and m...Full Story »

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