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Fabregas not out to end Xavi - Midfielder ready to learn and thinks best years are ahead

Posted Saturday, August 20, 2011 by skysports.com

Fabregas: No rivalry with Barcelona and Spain Xavi Former Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas insists he has not returned to Barcelona to send Xavi into retirement. After three years of transfer speculation, the Spain international this week finally secured a move back to the club he left in 2003 in order to head to England. Despite Arsenal's reluctance to sell, Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola was ...Full Story »

Spain hit by strike - Opening weekend fixtures postponed due to dispute with players

Posted Saturday, August 20, 2011 by skysports.com

Strike action: The opening round of La Liga has been postponed because of dispute The opening round of the Primera Liga season has been postponed because of strike action by the players. The latest campaign in Spain was due to get under way on Saturday but authorities have been forced to shelve the schedule due to the ongoing dispute. Negotiations between the Spanish Football League (LFP) and...Full Story »

Rafael Van der Vaart: Spurs don't need Luka Modric to make top 4

Posted Saturday, August 20, 2011 by The Sun

RAFAEL VAN DER VAART fears Luka Modric will quit Tottenham - but insists Spurs can challenge for the top four without him.With Chelsea preparing an improved £30million bid for the unsettled Modric, Monday's trip to Old Trafford could be the Croatian midfielder's last game in a Spurs shirt. Van der Vaart said: "There is a lot of speculation about Luka and we don't know when he is going to...Full Story »

Abbey Clancy moves her mum in

Posted Saturday, August 20, 2011 by The Sun

Mummy's girl ... gorgeous model Abbey Clancy and her mother Karen LOOK out Peter Crouch... sexy Abbey Clancy wants a NAN around the house.The Scouse model, 25 - looking sensational just five months after giving birth - has moved her mother Karen from Liverpool to Surrey to help look after new daughter Sophia Ruby. Plenty of floorspace ... Abbey Clancy's mum is moving to the Surrey home she...Full Story »

Sir Alex Ferguson puts faith in his young Manchester United defenders

Posted Saturday, August 20, 2011 by theguardian.com

• Ferguson to persist with David de Gea against Spurs• Phil Jones, Chris Smalling and Jonny Evans also set to play The Manchester United manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, insists that he has faith in his young defence. Sir Alex Ferguson has reiterated his belief that David de Gea will recover from his difficult start at Manchester United and insisted he was not worried about playing the...Full Story »

Robin van Persie can be Arsenal's perfect leader, says Arsène Wenger

Posted Saturday, August 20, 2011 by theguardian.com

• Dutch striker ready for extra responsibility at the Emirates• 'He loves this club, he's attached to it,' says Wenger Arsène Wenger feels he has made the right decision in making Robin van Persie the club captain. This has been a summer of painful upheaval for Arsenal, though there is reassurance to be gained from the identity of the new captain. "Robin van Persie loves this...Full Story »

Massimo Taibi: I know how David de Gea feels

Posted Saturday, August 20, 2011 by The Sun

BLUNDER goalkeeper Massimo Taibi has told David de Gea he will be getting the infamous hairdryer treatment very soon.De Gea is already being compared with the Italian shot-dropper, who lasted just four games at Old Trafford after a £4.5million switch from Venezia in 1999. Manchester United's new No 1 cost considerably more at £17.8m but has already been guilty of clangers in the Com...Full Story »

Andre Villas-Boas: John Obi Mikel is so brave to play on

Posted Saturday, August 20, 2011 by The Sun

ANDRE VILLAS-BOAS has praised John Obi Mikel for his bravery in playing on while his father is in the hands of kidnappers.Mikel's father, Michael, was abducted nearly a fortnight ago in Nigeria. And the young Blues manager had to break the shock news to his midfielder. Mikel was offered the chance to return home but decided to stay after talking to brothers Tony and Ebele. He played in last...Full Story »

Cesc Fabregas: I quit Arsenal for Barcelona to get fresh start

Posted Saturday, August 20, 2011 by The Sun

CESC FABREGAS revealed he needed to quit Arsenal because he had gone stale.The Spanish star finally joined Barcelona in a £40million deal this week. And he admitted: "I'd stagnated a bit, I needed a change of scenery. "The easiest thing would have been to stay at Arsenal. I'm the captain, playing every game. We are always in the Champions League, always fighting for titles. "But I need...Full Story »

Oil Bikini Calendar by Surfrider Foundation

Posted Friday, August 19, 2011 by Amusingplanet.com

Surfrider Foundation, a European surfing foundation, has released a tongue in cheek 2011 BP oil spill bikini calendar to bring attention towards preserving oceans and costal waters from future damages. This spectacular calendar features gorgeous beauties draped in nothing but crude oil. From the press release: "Last year's oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico left a deep impression in people's ...Full Story »

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