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Manchester City preparing £20m bid for Sunderland's Jordan Henderson

Posted Saturday, November 13, 2010 by theguardian.com474 hits

Both Manchester City and Manchester United are interested in signing Sunderland's Jordan Henderson. Manchester City are hoping that their unrivalled transfer funds will help see off competition from Manchester United to prise Jordan Henderson away from Sunderland. Henderson, expected to win his first call-up today to the England squad for Wednesday's friendly against France at Wembley, is als...Full Story »

Serie A players insist strike will go ahead

Posted Saturday, November 13, 2010 by theguardian.com62 hits

 Serie A players will announce the date of their strike on 30 November.  Serie A players have announced that they will go on strike, following a breakdown in negotiations between the Lega Calcio and the players' union over a new collective bargaining agreement, despite efforts by the national FA, the Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio (FIGC). The Associazione Italiana Calciatori (AIC)...Full Story »

Richards blasts Capello over England snub - Exclusive

Posted Saturday, November 13, 2010 by Mirrorfootbal57 hits

Micah Richards has accused Fabio Capello of not giving him a fair enough chance to prove himself with England. Manchester City defender Richards became England's youngest-ever defender at 18 when he was handed his first international cap by Steve McClaren. Richards seemed destined for a glittering England career but has been cast into the international wilderness by Capello, having never fea...Full Story »

Milan Hit By Alexandre Pato Injury Blow

Posted Saturday, November 13, 2010 by YAHOO Sport76 hits

 Milan striker Alexandre Pato picked up an injury in the 3-1 win over Palermo on Wednesday and scans have now revealed the player will be out for six weeks. It was already known the Brazilian would miss this weekend's crucial Milan derby versus Inter, but tests have now confirmed he will be sidelined until late next month. A statement on the Rossoneri's official website read: "The head ...Full Story »

Coughlin`s clan short on numbers

Posted Saturday, November 13, 2010 by PA11 hits

Michael McGowen could be included in the Alloa squad for the visit of Stenhousemuir.The former Clyde and Queen of the South defender could replace trialist Billy Gibson, who is struggling with a knock.Darren Smith is also a doubt and midfielder Brown Ferguson remains out, but striker Stuart Noble is fully fit again.Manager Allan Maitland is looking for a huge improvement from his side following...Full Story »

Clubs cynical about football agents' plan to self-regulate

Posted Friday, November 12, 2010 by theguardian.com19 hits

Association of Football Agents chairman Mel Stein may struggle to convince clubs agents can self-regulate. As Fifa prepares to abandon its responsibility for policing the activities of transfer middlemen, first revealed here, the Association of Football Agents is working on a system of self-regulation. However its efforts look like foundering on the scepticism of clubs. The AFA's chairman, Me...Full Story »

Barcelona Coach Pep Guardiola Heaps Praise On Thiago

Posted Friday, November 12, 2010 by YAHOO Sport35 hits

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola has praised youngster Thiago for his performance in the Catalan outfit's 5-1 win against Ceuta in the Copa del Rey on Wednesday evening. “He can still grow so much more,” said Guardiola, according to Barca’s official website. “I want to congratulate him for the way he played. He is a daring player and has the capability of unbalancing any op...Full Story »

Inter Star Wesley Sneijder Set To Return For Milan Derby

Posted Friday, November 12, 2010 by YAHOO Sport15 hits

Inter playmaker Wesley Sneijder missed out on the 1-1 draw with Lecce after suffering from anaemia but is expected to come back into the fold for the crucial city derby against Milan on Sunday, according to The Nerazzurri have stuttered as of late, with just one win in their last five matches, and they have fallen to fourth place in the standings. A loss against the Rossoneri on Sun...Full Story »

Inter playmaker Sneijder diagnosed with anemia

Posted Thursday, November 11, 2010 by YAHOO Sport107 hits

MILAN (AP)—Inter Milan playmaker Wesley Sneijder has been diagnosed with anemia after passing out at halftime of Saturday’s Serie A match against Brescia. Sneijder guided Inter to the Italian league and cup titles last season along with the European Champions League title, and then led the Netherlands to the World Cup final. After that, he got married. Sneijder says he is exhausted...Full Story »

Forlan, Suarez head Uruguay team

Posted Thursday, November 11, 2010 by YAHOO Sport16 hits

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP)—Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez included top strikers Diego Forlan and Luis Suarez on Tuesday in a team that will play Chile next week in a friendly. The squad for the match Wednesday (Nov. 17) resembles the team Uruguay used to reach the World Cup semifinals. Only one player on the team plays in Uruguay — midfielder Arevalo Rios of the club Penarol. Forlan, wh...Full Story »

Everton v Bolton Preview: Kevin Davies Has Eyes on England Call-up

Posted Wednesday, November 10, 2010 by hits

PREMIER LEAGUE: GOODISON PARK, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2010. KICK-OFF: 2000 GMT David Moyes may still consider himself to be part of a breed of young Scottish managers but the arrival of Owen Coyle on the scene will put that into context for the Everton coach. While Coyle may claim his Bolton side are a long way adrift of the Blues in financial terms, his long-term target has to be emulating...Full Story »

Preview: Aston Villa v Blackpool (Weds)

Posted Wednesday, November 10, 2010 by Setanta.com85 hits

Gabriel Agbonlahor is set to boost Aston Villa's attack for the home game with Blackpool on Wednesday. Fellow strikers John Carew (calf) and Emile Heskey (knee) have been, and still are, missing as had Agbonlahor after a groin operation, but he should at least make the bench at Villa Park. Youngster Nathan Delfouneso may continue in attack, but midfielder Steve Sidwell is not available after...Full Story »

Newcastle v Blackburn Preview: Andy Carroll's Threat Worries Sam Allardyce

Posted Wednesday, November 10, 2010 by hits

PREMIER LEAGUE: ST JAMES' PARK, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2010. KICK-OFF: 1945 GMT When Sam Allardyce admitted defeat in the battle with his raging ego, and stated he would be more than at home in charge of Real Madrid, nowhere were pints more choked into and eyebrows raised higher than on Tyneside. Managing Newcastle remains one of English football's larger tasks, but it is still a notch or t...Full Story »

Crystal Palace 3-2 Watford

Posted Wednesday, November 10, 2010 by Mirrorfootbal41 hits

George Burley thanked three wonder strikes for giving Crystal Palace their first home win in two months - and proving there is life after Edgar Davids. Republic of Ireland midfielder Owen Garvan eased the pressure on the Scot with two second-half crackers in three minutes after Darren Ambrose gave them an early lead. And the Eagles held off late Watford pressure to record just their second v...Full Story »

Tottenham Hotspur Vs Sunderland preview and prediction

Posted Monday, November 08, 2010 by WOSB.com612 hits

The English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur (6th) and Sunderland (5th) kicks off on at .2010 CET 9 November 2010. Tottenham Hotspur has played 5 English Premier League matches this season on White Hart Lane. On home ground Tottenham Hotspur has won 2, drawn 2 and lost 1 matches. This ranks Spurs 9th in home team performance in the English Premier League. Sunderland has ...Full Story »

Andy Carroll of Newcastle United set for England call against France

Posted Monday, November 08, 2010 by theguardian.com207 hits

Andy Carroll is set for an England call-up.  Fabio Capello wants to select Andy Carroll in his England squad for next week's friendly against France at Wembley, despite recent controversies in the Newcastle United forward's private life. Carroll scored Newcastle's winner at Arsenal today, his sixth league goal of the season, in front of the national coach. The 21-year-old has played a pro...Full Story »

Real stay top of La Liga with comfortable win in Madrid derby

Posted Monday, November 08, 2010 by theguardian.com223 hits

Real Madrid's Xabi Alonso, left, and Atlético Madrid's Raúl García go for the ball.  Real Madrid maintained their one-point advantage at the top of the Primera Division tonight after a comfortable win over their city rivals Atlético. The visitors have not beaten Real since 1999 and they never looked like ending that miserable record after a blistering start from Jos...Full Story »

McLaughlin leaves it late

Posted Saturday, November 06, 2010 by PA11 hits

Scott McLaughlin's injury-time strike gave Ayr a 1-0 victory over Airdrie.Mark Roberts had two early chances to open the scoring for Ayr but his shots were easily saved by Mark Ridgers before Airdrie were reduced to 10 men midway through the first half when Ryan Wallace was given his marching orders for a dangerous tackle on William Easton.Gary Muir could have scored for the visitors but his sh...Full Story »

Operatic twist to televised Bundesliga clash

Posted Saturday, November 06, 2010 by YAHOO Sport79 hits

BERLIN (AFP) - December's classic Bundesliga showdown between rivals Schalke 04 and defending champions Bayern Munich will be televised with an added twist next month when an improvisation opera group will sing along. The game at Schalke's Veltins Arena on Saturday December 4 will be screened by German sports channel Sky and viewers will have the option of hearing improvisation group 'La Travia...Full Story »

Wenger appeals for privacy after affair claims

Posted Saturday, November 06, 2010 by YAHOO Sport59 hits

LONDON (AP)—Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has appealed for privacy after a British newspaper carried a front-page story alleging he had an affair with a French singer. Saturday’s edition of The Sun published pictures of the married 61-year-old Frenchman meeting a woman it identified as 39-year-old Sonia Tatar on Thursday in Paris. The paper alleged the two have had a two-year relati...Full Story »

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