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Bolton fans forced Gary Megson out, says Sam Allardyce

Posted Friday, January 01, 2010 by BBC.com17 hits

Sam Allardyce was Bolton's manager for eight years. Sam Allardyce believes there was little Gary Megson could do to keep his job once Bolton's fans had turned against him. Megson was sacked on Wednesday after a 2-2 draw with Hull on Tuesday night left Wanderers 18th in the Premier League. Megson endured a rocky relationship with the club's fans almost from the moment he was appointed manager ...Full Story »

PFA chief to meet Portsmouth hierachy over non-payment of players' wages

Posted Friday, January 01, 2010 by BBC.com31 hits

The PFA chief executive is set for a series of meetings at crisis club Portsmouth. The chief executive of the Professional Footballers' Association, Nick Cusack, will meet Portsmouth officials on Monday for talks about the state of the club's finances, after yesterday's disclosure that players' wages had not been paid on time for a third month this season. Portsmouth said that they expected the...Full Story »

Late Hunt brace denies Bolton

Posted Tuesday, December 29, 2009 by PA8 hits

Hull midfielder Stephen Hunt scored twice in the last 19 minutes as Bolton's defensive deficiencies allowed the Tigers to snatch a point in a 2-2 draw at the Reebok Stadium.Wanderers looked comfortable after Ivan Klasnic's 20th-minute goal and Kevin Davies' second-half header.However, Hunt nodded in from close range to spread panic in a defence without a clean sheet all season and the Republic ...Full Story »

Torres strikes late to sink Villa

Posted Tuesday, December 29, 2009 by PA15 hits

Fernando Torres scored an injury-time 50th Barclays Premier League goal for Liverpool to give his side a Champions League lifeline with a 1-0 win against Aston Villa.The Spaniard drilled a low shot across Villa keeper Brad Friedel in the 93rd minute to become the fastest player in Reds history to score a half century of league goals.It means Rafael Benitez's side are only two points behind Vill...Full Story »

Fabregas masterclass fires a warning

Posted Sunday, December 27, 2009 by PA5 hits

Captain Cesc Fabregas came off the bench to inspire the Gunners to a 3-0 win over Aston Villa which hauls them back into the Barclays Premier League title race.The Spaniard, who had been out with a hamstring problem, netted a superb free-kick on 65 minutes and then scored a fine breakaway goal before being substituted as a precaution.Abou Diaby netted a third in stoppage time at Emirates Stadiu...Full Story »

Lampard on the spot for Blues

Posted Sunday, December 20, 2009 by PA4 hits

Frank Lampard showed the nerve which has made him one of England's finest players to secure a 1-1 draw at West Ham which takes Chelsea four points clear at the top of the Barclays Premier League at Christmas.Lampard, the former Hammers midfielder, slotted home a penalty in the second half which he was forced to take three times.Some players might have been thrown by that. Lampard simply kept ri...Full Story »

Wolves boss Mick McCarthy had the last laugh as his recalled first-choice players overcame Burnley 2-0 thanks to goals from Nenad Milijas and Kevin Doyle to move out of the Barclays Premier League bot

Posted Sunday, December 20, 2009 by PA23 hits

McCarthy had come in for heavy criticism after fielding a virtual reserve team at Manchester United in midweek to ensure his players were fresh to face the Clarets.But any anger among the Wolves fans over that move was forgotten as Milijas and Doyle secured a third win in four matches for the midlands club.It moved them level on 19 points with Burnley who have now gone seven games without a win...Full Story »

Larsson salvages point for Brum

Posted Sunday, December 20, 2009 by PA21 hits

Birmingham's five-match winning streak came to an end at Goodison Park as they were out-played by Everton in a 1-1 draw.Diniyar Bilyaletdinov's sixth-minute goal was all the hosts had to show for their early dominance and they were caught cold when Sebastian Larsson equalised with Birmingham's first shot of the match midway through the first half.Everton continued to control the game after the ...Full Story »

Late double earns Toffees the points

Posted Monday, December 28, 2009 by PA2 hits

Everton ended a run of seven Premier League matches without a victory thanks to two goals in the closing minutes against 10-man Burnley at Goodison Park.The first came from youngster James Vaughan, scoring within seconds of coming on as a substitute.Vaughan has suffered terrible injury problems over the last three years, and this was his first goal for two years.The second came from Steven Pien...Full Story »

Honours even after dour Lancashire derby

Posted Saturday, December 26, 2009 by PA12 hits

Wigan and Blackburn cancelled each other out in a 1-1 draw at the DW Stadium which did nothing to improve either side's fortunes.Benni McCarthy's first Barclays Premier League goal of the season put the visitors ahead in the 30th minute only for Hugo Rodallega's 53rd-minute header to level things up.Wigan have now won just one of the last eight league matches, with Blackburn enjoying victory on...Full Story »

Nugent earns Clarets point

Posted Saturday, December 26, 2009 by PA11 hits

David Nugent gave a timely reminder of his scoring ability at Turf Moor as he secured a point for Burnley as their Premier League clash with Bolton ended 1-1.The striker's loan deal from Portsmouth is up shortly and he has struggled to hold down a place in the Clarets' starting XI.However, he was recalled against Bolton and took his chance by finding the target in the 56th minute.It was only Nu...Full Story »

United stunned by classy Cottagers

Posted Saturday, December 19, 2009 by PA28 hits

Manchester United's pursuit of the Barclays Premier League title suffered a humiliating setback as Bobby Zamora inspired Fulham to a sensational 3-0 win at Craven Cottage.Danny Murphy opened the scoring from 30-yards after capitalising on a blunder by Paul Scholes and Zamora continued his rich vein of form with the second a minute after the interval.It was Zamora's fifth goal in four games and ...Full Story »

Strauss leads England back from brink to promised land

Posted Sunday, December 27, 2009 by The Independent12 hits

Captain wins ultimate prize after making players responsible for their actions Everything seems different when the Ashes have come home. The world, or at least the English part of it, is somehow a much happier, sprightlier place. Presumably, in the Australian part of it at present, the reverse is true. Quite how England managed to reclaim the trophy in the summer of 2009 continues to be somet...Full Story »

Top-four finish can happen for likely lads

Posted Sunday, December 27, 2009 by The Independent12 hits

As Liverpool stumble and others leap ahead of them, the possibility grows that this will finally be the season when the top four teams in the Premier League cannot be predicted with customary certainty. For all Manchester City's money and Tottenham's promise, Aston Villa under Martin O'Neill have often looked the most likely lads, which makes today's game at Arsenal a key fixture and the lessons...Full Story »

Five big questions for Real Salt Lake

Posted Saturday, December 26, 2009 by MLSnet.com13 hits

With the 2009 season in the rearview mirror, here are the answers to some of the biggest questions surrounding Real Salt Lake as the club prepares for 2010:WHAT DO REAL NEED TO DO TO DEFEND THEIR 2009 MLS CUP TITLE? Simply put, Real Salt Lake must find a way to duplicate their newfound ability to win away from Rio Tinto Stadium. Once RSL overcame continued road game struggles in the playoffs,...Full Story »

Mancini: City lack winners' mentality

Posted Saturday, December 26, 2009 by The Independent11 hits

Robinho singled out as key to club's success as new manager echoes targets set by Hughes and attitude of Eriksson "For the amount of time they've been in the top tier of football they [Manchester City]should have won more trophies. We are trying to change the mentality of everyone here and that takes time." Mark Hughes. March 12, 2009 "We want to arrive on top – because of this we mu...Full Story »

Levein eyes big picture with Scotland

Posted Friday, December 25, 2009 by 6 hits

Craig Levein insists his remit as Scotland manager goes beyond qualifying for Euro 2012. The Scottish Football Association's search for a successor to George Burley ended on Wednesday when, after protracted negotiations to conclude his departure from Dundee United, Levein signed a four-and-a-half-year deal to become national team manager. Scotland have dropped to 46th in FIFA's rankings and ...Full Story »

Levein appointed Scotland manager

Posted Thursday, December 24, 2009 by BBC.com23 hits

Craig Levein has been confirmed as the new Scotland national coach after he signed a contract at Hampden believed to be for two-and-a-half years. Confirmation of his departure from Dundee United was delayed because snow held up the journey from his Fife home. "As a proud Scotland fan, it is a dream come true to take charge of the national team," said the 45-year-old. And Levein said players...Full Story »

Well-Suited: Our Fantasy Four at FIFA World Player Gala

Posted Thursday, December 24, 2009 by Kickette.com27 hits

Well, this is extremely convenient. These four very talented footballers have agreed to be photographed together for the FIFA World Player Gala, and in doing so have created the perfect fantasy-assisting scenery. As all women know, we’re creatures made of many different facets and characteristics. This helps to justify owning several hundred pairs of shoes, and needing to possess a dif...Full Story »

Manchester City admit lining up potential managers last summer

Posted Wednesday, December 23, 2009 by theguardian.com16 hits

Manchester City's chief executive, Garry Cook, defended the club's contingency planning, including a decision to sound out replacements for Mark Hughes last summer. PA Manchester City's increasingly beleaguered chief executive, Garry Cook, has risked further damaging the club's credibility by admitting he started sounding out possible replacements for Mark Hughes as long ago as last summer. Th...Full Story »

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