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Bruce fined for comments

Posted Monday, February 22, 2010 by PA

Steve Bruce has been fined £2,500 following his critical comments about the dismissal of defender Michael Turner in Sunderland's defeat at Manchester City in December. Bruce, who has also been asked to explain his comments after the game, during which he described referee Andre Marriner's decision to send off the defender for an aerial challenge with Gareth Barry as "obscene", "a joke" a...Full Story »

Hodgson backs Zamora England claims

Posted Monday, February 22, 2010 by PA

Roy Hodgson believes Fabio Capello will have been impressed by Fulham matchwinner Bobby Zamora in Sunday's 2-1 victory over Birmingham. Zamora rifled home a superb last-minute free-kick to claim his 15th goal in 32 starts and propel Fulham up to ninth place in the Barclays Premier League. Capello had left Craven Cottage when Zamora pounced but Hodgson believes the 29-year-old's accomplished ...Full Story »

Cole could face Chelsea action

Posted Monday, February 22, 2010 by PA

Chelsea left-back Ashley Cole could face disciplinary action from the club following further allegations over his private life. The Barclays Premier League leaders insist the latest issues are a private matter for the England international, currently recovering from ankle surgery, but insist that any incidents found to have broken club rules will be dealt with internally. A spokesman for C...Full Story »

Moyes backs Blues to keep young duo

Posted Monday, February 22, 2010 by PA

David Moyes believes Everton can keep their brilliant young guns Jack Rodwell and Dan Gosling out of the clutches of the big boys. The Everton manager insists his club are in a much stronger position than when they sold Wayne Rooney to Manchester United back in 2004. Moyes was brought down to earth after his side's high-flying 3-1 win against United at Goodison when he arrived at Manchester A...Full Story »

Van der Sar set for United stay

Posted Monday, February 22, 2010 by PA

Veteran goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar looks set to sign a new one-year contract with Manchester United. The 39-year-old Dutchman has been in talks with manager Sir Alex Ferguson over his future and now appears ready to commit to a 12-month extension. Quoted in the News of the World, he said: "I would like to keep on playing so I have decided to sign another contract. The club want me to stay ...Full Story »

Mowbray happy at Celtic

Posted Saturday, February 20, 2010 by PA

Tony Mowbray has dismissed rumours that he he is unsettled at Parkhead. The Celtic boss has come under intense scrutiny in recent weeks as his side have slipped 10 points behind Old Firm rivals Rangers at the top of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League. After the 4-4 draw with Aberdeen at Pittodrie last Saturday, in which the visitors lost the lead three times, Mowbray was again subject to spe...Full Story »

Wenger: Opponents 'bought' my players

Posted Saturday, February 20, 2010 by PA

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has claimed he has managed players who had been "bought" by opponents. Wenger hit out at referee Martin Hansson over the official's display in the Gunners' Champions League last-16 first-leg defeat in Porto on Wednesday. The Frenchman labelled Hansson "incompetent" before seemingly implying he had managed players who had taken bribes to fix games. Quoted in several...Full Story »

Robinho adds to Mancini's growing list of troubles at Manchester City

Posted Saturday, February 20, 2010 by theguardian.com

Robinho, on loan to Brazilian club Santos, says he intends to remain there. Robinho, the most expensive player in the history of the Premier League, has informed Manchester City that he has no intention of returning to the club at the end of his loan spell with Santos. The man who was supposed to symbolise City's new ambitions when signed from Real Madrid for £32.5m, is so determined to ...Full Story »

McLeish set for contract talks

Posted Saturday, February 20, 2010 by PA

Birmingham boss Alex McLeish is set to hold weekend talks with club owner Carson Yeung over his new contract and feels he should be on a parity with his contemporaries after his success of the past two seasons. McLeish is understood to on a deal worth only around £750,000 a year after making the move to St Andrew's two and a half years ago. The former Scotland boss is adamant that he is ...Full Story »


Posted Tuesday, February 16, 2010 by NOTW.co.uk

RONALDO: Misses his United 'family' CRISTIANO RONALDO has opened the door on a sensational return to Manchester United. The 2008 World Player of the Year quit for Real Madrid in a mega £80million transfer last summer. But in an exclusive News of the World interview, Ron admits he misses his Old Trafford "family" and refuses to rule out playing for United again. "Of course I miss pla...Full Story »

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