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Totti asks Roma fans to support new coach

Posted Wednesday, September 07, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

Francesco Totti has appealed to AS Roma fans to support new coach Luis Enrique, who has already been jeered for substituting the former Italy striker. may only temporarily bury the controversy surrounding his substitution in a recent Europa League qualifier. “All of us should rally around the new coach, the squad and the club so we can start this championship in the best way possible,...Full Story »

Poland football scare was a wake-up call for Germany

Posted Wednesday, September 07, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

Coach Joachim Loew said Germany's last-minute 2-2 friendly draw with Poland has given his players a wake-up call as defensive problems loomed again, while the hosts were left to rue the win that got away. A 94th-minute goal from Brazil-born striker Cacau spared Germany's blushes in Gdansk on Tuesday and denied Poland a historic first win over the Germans at the 17th attempt after the hosts took...Full Story »

France’s Blanc confident despite Romania draw

Posted Wednesday, September 07, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

France coach Laurent Blanc admitted his disappointment at his side's display in drawing 0-0 with Romania here on Tuesday but is confident that Les Bleus will seal their place at the Euro 2012 finals in their remaining qualifying games. "We prepare for every match with the aim of winning so when you fail to do so it is disappointing," he said after an encounter in which clear chances were few an...Full Story »

Schalke face Wolves without centre-back Metzelder

Posted Wednesday, September 07, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

Schalke 04 coach Ralf Rangnick has said that Sunday's Bundesliga match against VfL Wolfsburg is still too soon to bring centre-back Christoph Metzelder back after four weeks out with injury. The 30-year-old, who won the last of his 47 caps for Germany in the Euro 2008 final, played in Schalke's 5-2 win over third division side Rot-Weiss Oberhausen on Tuesday as he recovers from a hamstring stra...Full Story »

Austria coach Constantini to leave after Euro 2012 failure

Posted Wednesday, September 07, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

VIENNA, Sept 7 (Reuters) - Austria coach Didi Constantini will leave when his contract ends in December following the team’s failure to qualify for Euro 2012, the latest in a long line of disappointments for the national side. The Austrian federation (OEFB) said that the search for a new coach would begin immediately and Constantini’s successor could make his debut in a friendly in ...Full Story »

Torres’ slump threatens his spot with Spain

Posted Wednesday, September 07, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

MADRID (AP)—Once Spain’s star striker, Fernando Torres’ scoring slump may threaten his chance to help defend his country’s European title next summer. Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque sat the Chelsea striker in the stands for the first time for Tuesday’s Euro 2012 qualifier, favoring the in-form Alvaro Negredo and David Villa to spearhead the attack, with Fernando Ll...Full Story »

Manchester City tech probe

Posted Wednesday, September 07, 2011 by Dailystar.co.uk

Above: Garry Cook's job is hanging by a thread after Manchester City launched a boardroom probe Manchester City have called in computer experts in a bid to get to the bottom of the e-mail scandal surrounding chief executive Garry Cook. Cook is battling to save his job after the club launched a boardroom probe into allegations he sent a shocking email mocking the cancer-stricken mother of defen...Full Story »

Capello: England were lucky

Posted Wednesday, September 07, 2011 by The Sun

FABIO CAPELLO admitted England were lucky to scrape their first Wembley win for a year and slammed his team for their lack of confidence.The Italian coach pulled no punches as Ashley Young grabbed a 35th-minute winner although Welsh sub Robert Earnshaw missed a sitter 14 minutes from time. Capello's team needs just a point in Montenegro next month to be certain of reaching Euro 2012. He said...Full Story »

Ace Emmanuel Adebayor up four it

Posted Wednesday, September 07, 2011 by The Sun

EMMANUEL ADEBAYOR has vowed to help Tottenham break back into the Champions League.Spurs had to settle for a place in the Europa League after Manchester City and Arsenal finished above them last season. Adebayor, who is at Spurs on a season-long loan, has a point to prove after failing to find his best form at Manchester City following a £25million move from Arsenal in 2009. He said: "I...Full Story »

Alex Ferguson plans to stick around at Old Trafford

Posted Wednesday, September 07, 2011 by The Sun

ALEX FERGUSON insists he still has no plans to retire — even though he turns 70 at the end of this year.Fergie will clock up 25 years as Manchester United boss on November 6. Plenty of other names have been mentioned as possible successors over the last quarter of a century. But Fergie has seen them all off and insists he will keep modern-day pretenders to his throne such as Jose Mouri...Full Story »

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