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Everton want Donovan to stay

Posted Saturday, March 06, 2010 by PA

Everton manager David Moyes is hoping to extend Landon Donovan's loan spell at Goodison Park.  The United States captain has made a huge impact since joining the Merseyside club on a short-term deal in January, but it due to return to parent club Los Angeles Galaxy to prepare for the new Major League Soccer season later this month. Moyes has previously stated that any extension would ...Full Story »

Wilkins confident Cole will stay

Posted Friday, March 05, 2010 by PA

Chelsea assistant coach Ray Wilkins insists Joe Cole will remain at the club despite reports of a rift between the England midfielder and owner Roman Abramovich. It has been suggested that Cole and his representatives have infuriated the Russian with their hard line stance over wages during contract negotiations with the midfielder's contract set to expire this summer. But Wilkins remains c...Full Story »

Fergie 'disappointed' at Rooney's exertions

Posted Friday, March 05, 2010 by PA

Sir Alex Ferguson has expressed his disappointment that Wayne Rooney played almost the entire game for England against Egypt on Wednesday. Ferguson left Rooney out of his Manchester United starting line-up for Sunday's Carling Cup final because he was worried about the draining effects the Wembley pitch would have on his star man ahead of a busy club schedule, and the Scot admits the striker...Full Story »

Terry defends performance levels

Posted Friday, March 05, 2010 by PA

Chelsea captain John Terry has dismissed suggestions his form has taken a battering since his alleged affair with Vanessa Perroncel hit the headlines. Terry was at fault for both Everton goals in their defeat on Merseyside and then allowed Inter Milan striker Diego Milito to score inside three minutes in their Champions League clash at the San Siro. Terry was then part of a defence that co...Full Story »

Walcott: Fitness the key

Posted Friday, March 05, 2010 by PA

England winger Theo Walcott admits he faces a huge task to secure a place at the World Cup and accepts he cannot rely on past glories to persuade Fabio Capello to take him. After scoring a hat-trick in the qualifier against Croatia at the start of last season, it looked like Walcott was an automatic choice on the right flank but the 20-year-old has suffered a string of injuries since and has ...Full Story »

CL play-off idea snubbed

Posted Friday, March 05, 2010 by skysports.com

CL play-off idea snubbedPremier League chairmen have rejected the idea of introducing a play-off to decide who takes the fourth UEFA Champions League place. The controversial idea of bringing in play-offs for the final Champions League spot was mooted last month, which would have seen the teams finishing from fourth to seventh fighting it out for the final slot in Europe's premier ...Full Story »

Heskey hopes pairing bodes well

Posted Friday, March 05, 2010 by PA

Emile Heskey is hoping the success of his partnership with Wayne Rooney during England's World Cup qualifiers will ensure his place in the squad for the 2010 finals in South Africa. Heskey has had an up-and-down season at Aston Villa and on Wednesday Fabio Capello preferred Jermain Defoe and then two-goal Peter Crouch to partner Rooney during the 3-1 win over Egypt at Wembley but Heskey can ...Full Story »

Solskjaer: Roo goals gift is basic instinct

Posted Thursday, March 04, 2010 by PA

Wayne Rooney is scoring goals through sheer instinct, according to former Manchester United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The England forward netted his 28th goal of the season on Sunday to seal United's 2-1 victory over Aston Villa in the Carling Cup final at Wembley. "Whenever you see a striker scoring goals you are happy for him and Wayne has really put practice in," said Solskjaer. "He h...Full Story »

Davis looks on the bright side

Posted Thursday, March 04, 2010 by PA

Rangers midfielder Steve Davis believes Northern Ireland have enough good youngsters coming through to justify an optimistic outlook. A makeshift side went down 1-0 to Albania in a friendly on Wednesday night following a superb free-kick from Ervin Skela in the 25th minute. Davis said: "If there were any positives to take from that game then it was the performances of our young players. Andr...Full Story »

Waddle worried about Walcott

Posted Thursday, March 04, 2010 by PA

Chris Waddle has questioned Theo Walcott's England credentials and claims the Arsenal winger "doesn't understand the game". Walcott, 20, gave a disappointing performance in Wednesday night's 3-1 victory over Egypt, and England improved after he was replaced by Shaun Wright-Phillips early in the second half. "People keep saying he's young but Wayne Rooney understood the game at 16, 17," Waddl...Full Story »

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