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No comment from FA over Terry future

Posted Friday, February 05, 2010 by PA

The Football Association on Friday refused to comment on reports that John Terry has been sacked as England captain. Terry was due to meet Fabio Capello on Friday afternoon to discuss the allegations surrounding his private life which have emerged over the past week. And, although there has been no official comment from either the FA or Terry's camp, speculation is mounting that the 29-year-old ...Full Story »

Redknapp: We must back Capello

Posted Friday, February 05, 2010 by PA

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp believes the country must give England the best possible chance of winning the World Cup by backing whatever decision Fabio Capello makes over John Terry's captaincy. Terry's role has been put in question after allegations in his private life, with boss Capello alone deciding whether the 29-year-old Chelsea centre-back will retain the armband for this summer's tourn...Full Story »

Hammers announce fundraising plan

Posted Friday, February 05, 2010 by PA

West Ham have announced plans to raise £20-40million from professional investors in a bid to solve the club's financial problems.The Hammers were bought by former Birmingham owners David Sullivan and David Gold last month with reported debts of around £100million. West Ham have approached Shore Capital and Corporate to conduct the fundraising, which is initially aimed at professional investors b...Full Story »

Dindane closes on Pompey move

Posted Friday, February 05, 2010 by PA

Aruna Dindane is a step closer to completing a permanent move to Fratton Park after parent club Lens admitted they now consider him a Portsmouth player.There were fears that the on-loan Dindane would have to return to France with Lens threatening to bring the striker back if Portsmouth did not pay an estimated £3.5million they still owed. However, a deal now appears to have been reached with Len...Full Story »

Milner contract talks to be held

Posted Friday, February 05, 2010 by PA

Aston Villa are to hold talks in the summer with midfielder James Milner regarding a new contract. Milner signed a four-year deal when he became Villa's record signing in a £12 million switch from Newcastle 18 months ago and is under contract until June 2012. But Villa will act during the close season to attempt to tie down the 24-year-old on a longer term basis. O'Neill told the Wolverhampton E...Full Story »

Hargreaves could figure this season - Ferguson

Posted Friday, February 05, 2010 by PA

Sir Alex Ferguson insists Owen Hargreaves will eventually return to action even though he has been forced to leave the £18million midfielder out of Manchester United's Champions League squad.Hargreaves has not played for United since September 2008, when he finally decided to undergo revolutionary knee surgery in America to try to cure a chronic tendinitis problem that dates back to his time at ...Full Story »

Fergie confident over Rio ban challenge

Posted Friday, February 05, 2010 by PA

Manchester United will cite the example of Javier Mascherano when they attempt to prove Rio Ferdinand did not lodge a "frivolous" appeal against a three-match ban last week. Ferdinand was hit with a violent conduct charge by the Football Association for striking Hull's Craig Fagan in a Premier League game at Old Trafford on January 23. Had the 31-year-old accepted the punishment, he would have m...Full Story »

Driver 'dead keen' on Scotland

Posted Friday, February 05, 2010 by PA

Hearts winger Andrew Driver has pledged his allegiance to Scotland.National team manager Craig Levein revealed the England Under-21 international, who qualifies through his schooling, had told him he was "dead keen" to play for Scotland. Levein has also had "very positive" discussions with Barry Ferguson but the Birmingham midfielder's proposed return to the Scotland fold has not yet been resolv...Full Story »

Roma Defender Philippe Mexes Plays Down Injury Scare

Posted Friday, February 05, 2010 by Goal.com

Roma centre-back Philippe Mexes has allayed fears that he is set for a spell on the sidelines after limping off 10 minutes from time during yesterday’s 2-0 win over Udinese in the first leg of their Coppa Italia semi-final tie. The 27-year-old picked up a thigh problem and was replaced by Juan, but told LaRoma24.it after the encounter: “I took quite a knock, but I should play in Flo...Full Story »

Chainrai not interested in owning Pompey

Posted Friday, February 05, 2010 by PA

Balram Chainrai claims that despite taking control of Portsmouth on Thursday, he has no intention of owning the club in the long term.The Hong Kong-based businessman has technically become Pompey's fourth owner this season after his company, Portpin, took over the 90% shareholding of previous owner Ali Al Faraj by exercising a clause in the agreement relating to a £17million loan made in October...Full Story »

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