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Vermaelen injury boost for Gunners

Posted Friday, January 29, 2010 by PA7 hits

Arsenal's worst fears over Thomas Vermaelen have been allayed after it was revealed he has not broken his leg.Arsene Wenger voiced his concern last night that Vermaelen had broken a bone during the goalless draw with Aston Villa, but a scan on Thursday afternoon failed to uncover any fracture.However, the injury still threatens the Belgium defender's participation in Sunday's Barclays Premier Le...Full Story »

Los Angeles Sol of WPS folds after first season

Posted Friday, January 29, 2010 by AP31 hits

NEW YORK (AP)—The Los Angeles Sol of Women’s Professional Soccer folded Thursday after one season, despite the star power of world player of the year Marta and a successful campaign that ended in the championship game. The franchise had been under league custody since November, when Anschutz Entertainment Group gave back its ownership stake. The league had been negotiating with pros...Full Story »

Atletico Madrid Coach Quique Flores Hails Improvement After Celta Vigo Win

Posted Friday, January 29, 2010 by Goal.com58 hits

Atletico Madrid coach Quique Flores praised the efforts of his side after they secured a 1-0 second leg win over Celta Vigo to book a place in the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey. Diego Forlan got the only goal of the game after 25 minutes to secure a narrow win. "The players were committed and played as a unit and have qualified so I am delighted for the fans," he told a post match press conf...Full Story »

Bojan Krkic Committed To Barcelona

Posted Friday, January 29, 2010 by Goal.com31 hits

Barcelona youngster Bojan Krkic has committed his future to Barcelona, insisting that his only goal this season is to get back in Pep Guardiola’s first team.The 19-year-old has been linked with a host of clubs during the winter transfer window, most notably Manchester City who are thought to be desperate to seal a loan move for the youngster.“I want to work,” Bojan told Spanish...Full Story »

Chelsea back on top with win

Posted Thursday, January 28, 2010 by PA12 hits

Chelsea climbed back on top of the Barclays Premier League with a comfortable 3-0 victory over Birmingham at Stamford Bridge.Florent Malouda opened the scoring in the fifth minute and a brace from Frank Lampard ended Birmingham's 15-match unbeaten run.The win put Chelsea one point clear of Manchester United at the top of the table. City's best chance was a shot from substitute Keith Fahey which ...Full Story »

Ridgewell backs Gardner to shine

Posted Wednesday, January 27, 2010 by PA18 hits

Liam Ridgewell is backing new Birmingham signing Craig Gardner to win over the fans after following him across the midlands city in a £3million move from Aston Villa. Defender Ridgewell made the switch from Villa Park to St Andrews three years ago and immediately became a supporters' favourite. Now former England Under-21 player Gardner has signed a four-and-a-half-year deal with the Blues throu...Full Story »

Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis Welcomes Scudetto Talk

Posted Wednesday, January 27, 2010 by YAHOO Sport28 hits

Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis believes coach Walter Mazzarri is the right man to deliver the Scudetto by adhering to the club's framework, claiming the squad at his disposal is capable of challenging for top honours in the future. The Italian film producer was positive when asked about the club's ambitions of winning the Scudetto. "Mazzarri is the coach I have always wanted, and toget...Full Story »

Make-up of panel to look into Hillsborough tragedy announced

Posted Wednesday, January 27, 2010 by theguardian.com24 hits

Seven panel members will scrutinise documents relating to the Hillsborough tragedy. The government has announced the make-up of the panel that will next month begin making public key secret documents relating to the Hillsborough tragedy in 1989 and compiling a new report that will tell the "full story" of the disaster. Shortly after the 20th anniversary of the disaster in April last year, the...Full Story »

Allardyce bids furious farewell

Posted Wednesday, January 27, 2010 by PA33 hits

Sam Allardyce delivered a farewell blast to Benni McCarthy after Blackburn agreed a fee with West Ham to sign the South Africa striker.McCarthy has gone AWOL this week in an attempt to force through a transfer but such action may have been unnecessary after the clubs agreed a fee believed to be £2.25million. The 32-year-old stayed away from training for the last three days, with some reports say...Full Story »

Arsene Wenger Calls For More Self-Belief At Arsenal

Posted Wednesday, January 27, 2010 by Goal.com11 hits

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has called on his players to show more confidence and belief in their own abilities as they look to end the club's trophy drought this campaign. The Gunners have emerged as perhaps surprisingly strong contenders for the Premier League title this season, and are in the knockout phase of the Champions League. But Wenger feels that his young squad must maintain their...Full Story »

Anelka to stay at Chelsea - Ancelotti

Posted Tuesday, January 26, 2010 by PA30 hits

Carlo Ancelotti insists in-form striker Nicolas Anelka is staying at Stamford Bridge. Ancelotti rejected suggestions that the 11-goal hitman will quit the club following speculation that talks over a new contract had stalled. The Frenchman has just 18 months left on his existing contract and Chelsea are keen to tie him down to a long-term deal. "I think that they are speaking with his agent and ...Full Story »

Celtic swoop for Rasmussen

Posted Tuesday, January 26, 2010 by PA16 hits

Celtic have completed the signing of Morten Rasmussen from Brondby.The Denmark striker, 24, has penned a three-and-a-half-year contract for an undisclosed fee.He travelled to Glasgow on Monday to discuss personal terms and undergo a medical with the Hoops.Rasmussen, who has three caps for his country, was recently in Thailand on duty with a Danish league select.Speaking last week, he said: "This...Full Story »

Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez will offer Ryan Babel to Arsenal

Posted Tuesday, January 26, 2010 by Goal.com47 hits

Ryan Babel - Liverpool Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez is reportedly prepared to offer out-of-favour forward Ryan Babel to Arsenal as he seeks to bolster the Anfield coffers. According to the Sunday People, Benitez is in negotiations with Gunners boss Arsene Wenger over the proposed transfer of the Dutch international, as he seeks to offload the 23-year-old. Babel is already belie...Full Story »

Tim Collings' Arsenal Analysis: Selection to blame for FA Cup upset

Posted Tuesday, January 26, 2010 by Goal.com43 hits

Sol Campbell tasted FA Cup defeat against Stoke on his second Arsenal debutMemo to Arsene Wenger: when Arsenal play away to a fellow Premier League team in the fourth round of the FA Cup, it is a first team fixture. And it is important. Further memo to Wenger: just because he is a popular player, and it makes a good story, it is hardly fair on Sol Campbell to select him for his seco...Full Story »

Welbeck joins Preston

Posted Tuesday, January 26, 2010 by PA13 hits

Preston have signed Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck on loan for the rest of the season.The 19-year-old, who signed a four-year extension to his United contract in December, goes straight into the North End squad in time for Tuesday's trip to Peterborough.Manchester-born Welbeck, who becomes Darren Ferguson's first signing as Preston boss, has scored five goals in 24 appearances for Unite...Full Story »

West Ham United Manager Gianfranco Zola Relieved With Takeover

Posted Tuesday, January 26, 2010 by YAHOO Sport25 hits

West Ham United manager Gianfranco Zola has expressed his relief that the club has finally found new owners. David Sullivan and David Gold completed their takeover at Upton Park last week and have already promised to give the Hammers' boss more money to bring in new players in the January transfer window. According to Press Association Sport, Zola said: "I think it's positive for the club. We ...Full Story »

Levein aims to find every Scotland-eligible player

Posted Tuesday, January 26, 2010 by AP7 hits

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP)—Scotland coach Craig Levein plans to compile a dossier of every player eligible to represent the national team in an effort to qualify for a first major tournament since 1998. Levein and scout Michael Oliver plan to contact every player agent in Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland to find out which players qualify through family descent or residency. Le...Full Story »

Livorno President Aldo Spinelli Wants Dan Petrescu Or Zdenek Zeman As Coach

Posted Tuesday, January 26, 2010 by YAHOO Sport23 hits

Livorno president Aldo Spinelli has announced that the club's new coach will be chosen soon, and Dan Petrescu and Zdenek Zeman are the front runners for the job. "By tonight, or tomorrow at the latest, we will know the new coach of Livorno," he told Sky Sport 24. "I just finished talking with Dan Petrescu, who was hired by a Russian team [FC Kuban], but he told me he is not happy with his situ...Full Story »

Johnson backs Chelsea for title

Posted Monday, January 25, 2010 by PA13 hits

Birmingham defender Roger Johnson is backing his boyhood heroes Chelsea to win the Barclays Premier League as he prepares to realise a dream by playing against them at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday evening. The former Cardiff player will try and pull out all the stops to help Birmingham extended their 15 game unbeaten run against Carlo Ancelotti's side. But Johnson believes Chelsea are red hot f...Full Story »

Skrtel: We can challenge top three

Posted Monday, January 25, 2010 by PA10 hits

Defender Martin Skrtel believes Liverpool can still reel in the Barclays Premier League's top three with a long winning run. The Reds have won three and drawn one - where they were denied by a last-minute Stoke equaliser - of their last four matches and that has taken them to within a point of fourth-placed Tottenham. Leaders Manchester United may be 13 points ahead but Skrtel said fourth place ...Full Story »

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