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Manchester City plot to rescue Patrick Vieira from Inter misery

Posted Tuesday, January 05, 2010 by theguardian.com

Patrick Vieira has lost his place at Inter and is believed to be intrigued by a move to Manchester City. Roberto Mancini, Manchester City's new manager, is trying to bring one of the Premier League's greatest ever players back to England after putting in place a possible deal for Patrick Vieira. The former Arsenal captain, whose clashes with Roy Keane came to symbolise the London club's rival...Full Story »

Owen Coyle agrees to take Bolton job after Burnley give up the fight

Posted Tuesday, January 05, 2010 by theguardian.com

Owen Coyle should be confirmed as the new Bolton manager in the next 48 hours. Owen Coyle is poised to be confirmed as the new manager of Bolton Wanderers in the next 48 hours. The Scot agreed to move from Burnley to the Reebok Stadium tonight after he spent the evening discussing terms with Barry Kilby, the chairman at Turf Moor. Barring a dramatic about-face on Coyle's part, the switch should...Full Story »

Kevin Blackwell bemoans replay after QPR hold Sheffield United

Posted Monday, January 04, 2010 by theguardian.com

Richard Cresswell celebrates with his team-mates after scoring Sheffield United's equaliser. Photograph: Action Images The Sheffield United manager Kevin Blackwell admitted a draw was the last result he wanted after his side pulled back to finish 1-1 in their FA Cup third-round clash with QPR. Jay Simpson broke the deadlock for the visitors seven minutes before half-time when the on-loan Arsena...Full Story »

David Beckham: I wish I had stayed at Manchester United

Posted Monday, January 04, 2010 by theguardian.com

David Beckham returns to Old Trafford with Milan to face Manchester United in March. Photograph: Sportsphoto David Beckham claims he wishes he had never left Manchester United as he prepares to return to Old Trafford with Milan in the Champions League's last 16 in March. Beckham said he envies his former team-mate Ryan Giggs, who has spent his whole career at the club, while Beckham's path has...Full Story »

Leeds' manager Simon Grayson: 'It's what we've been like all season'

Posted Monday, January 04, 2010 by theguardian.com

Leeds United's manager, Simon Grayson, salutes the travelling fans after their FA Cup victory over Manchester United at Old Trafford. Photograph: Getty Images Leeds United's manager Simon Grayson said his side thoroughly deserved their FA Cup third-round win at Manchester United, describing it as typical of the League One leaders' performances all season. Grayson paid particular tribute to Jer...Full Story »

If teams don't show for the FA Cup, nor will fans

Posted Monday, January 04, 2010 by BBC.com

Nobody is going to pretend Wigan Athletic v Hull City, on a freezing cold day in January, was a tie likely to sparkle with the fabled verve of an FA Cup classic. With both teams mired in the Premier League's relegation battle, their supporters - and players, and accountants - have more pressing concerns than chasing some unlikely silverware. That may be why just 5,335 people turned up to watch...Full Story »

Wolves get job done at Prenton Park

Posted Monday, January 04, 2010 by Football365.com

Wolves' Matt Jarvis atoned for missing an open goal by scoring the winner in a hard-fought 1-0 win over League One Tranmere at Prenton Park. The FA Cup third round tie looked to be heading for a replay after Jarvis had side-footed wide from seven yards in the first half and Rovers' Terry Gornell fired into the side-netting having gone round goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey after the interval. Howeve...Full Story »

Sandra Nesta

Posted Monday, January 04, 2010 by Kickette.com

Sandro Nesta and his family have joined the Maldinis in Miami Beach. Also in Miami, Adrian Mutu. It’s a fiesta of fit in Florida, that’s fo’ sho.Full Story »

NYD: Down For The Count

Posted Monday, January 04, 2010 by Kickette.com

Tim Cahill best demonstrates how to recoup on New Year’s Day: head down, hoping the room will stop spinning, with a wealthy footy player’s hand on your bottom. Alternatively, curled in fetal position around a mountainous stack of Rennies, Alka-Seltzer and Resolve tablets is not a bad idea either. Hope your festivities were worth driving the porcelain bus for! Full Story »

Gerrard on the mark to spoil Church service

Posted Monday, January 04, 2010 by The Independent

Reading 1 Liverpool 1: Liverpool talisman's fortunate equaliser prevents Reading youngster pulling off shock of the day With live coverage on terrestrial television at the end of such a dull afternoon, the nation was looking to Reading to conjure some of that old Cup magic. They are neither the club nor the team they were when Liverpool last played in Berkshire two years ago, but they made a de...Full Story »

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