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England midfielder Parker poised for Spurs

Posted Sunday, August 28, 2011 by YAHOO Sport44 hits

LONDON, Aug 28 (Reuters) - England midfielder Scott Parker is on the verge of joining Tottenham Hotspur, his West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce said on Sunday. Parker was English football writers’ player of the season last term despite West Ham’s relegation and the fact he was playing second-tier football right up until the closing stages of the transfer window had surprise...Full Story »

Chelsea agree deal for van der Wiel

Posted Sunday, August 28, 2011 by hits

Chelsea have agreed a deal to sign Ajax defender Gregory van der Wiel according to reports in Holland. The Dutch international has been tracked by a host of Premier League clubs all summer with Manchester United, Manchester City interested as well as European giants AC Milan and Inter Milan. But it now appears that Andre Villas-Boas has beaten them to the highly-rated 23-year old’s sig...Full Story »

Andre Villas-Boas slaughters Paul Lambert after he accuses Chelsea of "disrespect"

Posted Sunday, August 28, 2011 by hits

I'VE MADE MY POINT ... Andre Villas-Boas ANDRE VILLAS-BOAS slaughtered Paul Lambert after the Norwich boss accused Chelsea of "disrespect". Lambert lost his rag after claiming a Blues coach invaded the Canaries' technical area at Stamford Bridge. The Scot told Villas-Boas it was out of order that Jose Mario Rocha was in the Norwich dugout. But Villas-Boas was having none of it and hit back b...Full Story »

Chelsea sign Mexico youngster Davila

Posted Sunday, August 28, 2011 by YAHOO Sport46 hits

LONDON, Aug 27 (Reuters) - Chelsea signed Mexico under-20 international Ulises Davila from Chivas Guadalajara on Saturday, the Premier League club said on Saturday. No transfer fee was disclosed for the 20-year-old, who can play as an attacking midfielder or forward and has agreed a five-year contract. “Ulises has been a highly scouted player by a lot of clubs and has made great progre...Full Story »

Boulding cruelly denies Hamilton

Posted Saturday, August 27, 2011 by PA13 hits

A stoppage-time equaliser by Livingtson's Rory Boulding denied nine-man Hamilton the points as the game finished 1-1.A quiet game sparked into life on 53 minutes when Mark McLaughlin received a straight red card for a professional foul on Bobby Barr.Hamilton's task was made more difficult on 63 minutes as Simon Mensing received a second yellow card for a foul on Marc McNulty.But it was the nine...Full Story »

El Alagui earns Bairns a point

Posted Saturday, August 27, 2011 by PA18 hits

Farid El Alagui's equaliser three minutes from time salvaged a 1-1 draw for Falkirk at home to Ross County.The visitors thought they had snatched the three points after Steven Craig had put them ahead with 15 minutes to go.There were few chances in the first half and it was no surprise when the two teams went in goalless at the interval.The deadlock was finally broken on 75 minutes through Crai...Full Story »

Guardiola salutes Barcelona history-makers

Posted Sunday, August 28, 2011 by YAHOO Sport50 hits

Pep Guardiola has said his Barcelona side would go down in football history after they became the most titled team in the European game by beating Porto 2-0 in the European Super Cup. "These players are part of a unique generation," Guardiola told Spanish daily El Mundo Deportivo. "This team will go down in the history of the club and the history of football." By beating Porto, Lionel Messi a...Full Story »

Late Elliot intervention downs Doonhamers

Posted Saturday, August 27, 2011 by PA17 hits

Christie Elliot's late strike gave Partick their first win of the season as they defeated Queen of the South 2-1.Partick took the lead after 20 minutes when Kris Doolan ran onto Elliot's pass and lashed the ball home from 18 yards.The away side got an equaliser on the hour mark when Chris Higgins crossed from the right into the path of Mark Campbell, who powered his header home.They almost snat...Full Story »

Jose Mourinho sees improvement as Real Madrid looks to catch Barcelona

Posted Sunday, August 28, 2011 by YAHOO Sport94 hits

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho claims his side is playing better soccer than last season and says he is looking forward to Sunday's La Liga opener against Zaragoza at La Romareda. The Portuguese coach saw his team win all seven of its pre-season friendlies, only to lose narrowly to fierce rival Barcelona in the two-legged Spanish Supercopa 5-4 on aggregate following epic encounters at the Sant...Full Story »

Drogba injury overshadows Chelsea win over Norwich

Posted Sunday, August 28, 2011 by YAHOO Sport40 hits

LONDON (AP)—Chelsea relied on late goals from Frank Lampard and Juan Mata to beat Norwich 3-1 but the hosts were left reeling from an injury to Didier Drogba during Saturday’s Premier League match. Drogba appeared to be knocked unconscious in an aerial challenge with John Ruddy and was carried off after more than five minutes of treatment on the pitch. The injury came just after Gr...Full Story »

Athletic Bilbao vs Rayo Vallecano preview - Bielsa searching first win as Bilbao boss

Posted Sunday, August 28, 2011 by PA76 hits

Athletic Bilbao go in search of their first competitive win under Marcelo Bielsa when they take on Primera Division newcomers Rayo Vallecano on Sunday after UEFA granted them a bye into the group stages of the Europa League. Athletic were due to play Trabzonspor on Thursday, but the Turkish club were promoted into the Champions League after Fenerbahce were excluded from the competition due t...Full Story »

Sevilla vs Malaga preview - Del Nido calls for unity

Posted Sunday, August 28, 2011 by PA83 hits

Sevilla president Jose Maria del Nido called for unity after their European exit as they prepare to open their Primera Division campaign at home to big-spending Malaga on Sunday. The Andalusians exited the Europa League after a 1-1 draw at home to Hannover saw them go out 3-2 on aggregate. Not playing in continental competition represents a significant blow for Sevilla but Del Nido was quick...Full Story »

Villas-Boas - We can beat Barca - Chelsea boss won't go into a game with a losing mentality

Posted Saturday, August 27, 2011 by skysports.com134 hits

Villas-Boas: Feels Chelsea are capable of beating European champions Barcelona if the two meet Andre Villas-Boas is confident Chelsea are capable of beating Barcelona and says he would quit if he did not feel his team could match the European champions. Winning the UEFA Champions League has been a burning ambition of Blues owner Roman Abramovich, but the club have reached the final only once w...Full Story »

Rooney happy with CL draw - United handed relatively straightforward group in Europe

Posted Saturday, August 27, 2011 by skysports.com122 hits

Rooney: Can't wait for the Champions League to start again following the draw for the group phase Wayne Rooney admits he 'can't wait' for the UEFA Champions League to start again after Manchester United were handed a kind looking draw. United have reached the final in three of the past four seasons but, after beating Chelsea in 2008, were comprehensively outclassed by Barcelona in 2009 and las...Full Story »

Messi, Fabregas lift Barcelona to Super Cup win

Posted Saturday, August 27, 2011 by YAHOO Sport59 hits

MONACO (AP)—Lionel Messi and substitute Cesc Fabregas scored as Barcelona beat nine-man FC Porto 2-0 to win the European Super Cup on Friday. Messi, crowned Thursday as the Best Player in Europe, struck in the 39th minute after collecting a misplaced backpass from Porto midfielder Freddy Guarin. The Argentina forward was standing all alone on the edge of the penalty box, then rounded goa...Full Story »

Liverpool vs Bolton Wanderers preview - Dalglish bids Aquilani farewell

Posted Saturday, August 27, 2011 by PA216 hits

Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish could make no space for Alberto Aquilani in his first-team plans this year, despite the Italy midfielder's performances for the Reds in pre-season. Aquilani has returned to his homeland to join AC Milan on loan for the remainder of the 2011-12 campaign in a deal which includes an option to make the move permanent. The 27-year-old arrived at Anfield from Roma in 20...Full Story »

Wigan Athletic vs Queens Park Rangers preview - Martinez welcomes new deals for players

Posted Saturday, August 27, 2011 by PA116 hits

Wigan manager Roberto Martinez may not have been a busy man in the transfer market, but he is delighted to have three of his key players tied down to new deals ahead of their match against QPR. James McCarthy, Ben Watson and Emmerson Boyce have all penned new contracts at the DW Stadium as Martinez looks to give stability to the side that just avoided relegation last season. The game at home t...Full Story »

Ayr Utd. vs Raith Rovers preview - Campbell sits it out

Posted Saturday, August 27, 2011 by PA35 hits

Ayr will be without suspended central defender Martyn Campbell for the home game against Raith. Rovers are hoping to build on their Scottish Communities Cup success over Inverness Caledonian Thistle in midweek, with manager Brian Reid warning his players to expect a backlash from their Kirkcaldy opponents. Reid, who will also be without midfielder Alan Trouten (groin), said: "I watched the Rai...Full Story »

English roundup-Injury rules out Liverpool’s Meireles

Posted Friday, August 26, 2011 by YAHOO Sport79 hits

MANCHESTER, England, Aug 26 (Reuters) - Brief news ahead of this weekend’s Premier League matches (times GMT): Liverpool will be missing midfielder Raul Meireles for Saturday’s home game against Bolton Wanderers (1630) after the Anfield club confirmed he would be out of action for up to a fortnight with a collarbone injury. The club had feared that Meireles faced a longer lay-off a...Full Story »

Fenerbahce asks to be relegated

Posted Friday, August 26, 2011 by YAHOO Sport133 hits

ANKARA, Turkey (AP)—Turkish champion Fenerbahce asked the Turkish Football Federation on Friday to consider relegating it from the top league because of the country’s match-fixing scandal. The move comes two days after the federation removed Fenerbahce—which is being investigated in the scandal—from the Champions League despite allowing it this month to continue playing ...Full Story »

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