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Aston Villa Boss Gerard Houllier Hopeful Stilian Petrov Will Not Require Surgery

Posted Friday, October 29, 2010 by YAHOO Sport28 hits

Aston Villa manager Gerard Houllier is hopeful Stilian Petrov will not need surgery to overcome his knee problem. The Frenchman is hopeful his captain will be back within two months from the lateral knee ligament injury suffered against Sunderland on Saturday. But Houllier knows it may be two months before the central midfielder is back in action if he has to have an operation. Houllier said:...Full Story »

Sevilla begins Copa del Rey defense with big win

Posted Thursday, October 28, 2010 by YAHOO Sport56 hits

MADRID (AP)—Alvaro Negredo scored twice as Sevilla began its Copa del Rey defense with a 4-0 first-leg victory at Real Irun on Wednesday. Negredo showed great control to slot the first home just before halftime. Yuri Bercheche was red carded for blocking Negredo’s chip in the 50th minute and, although Negredo missed the penalty, he volleyed Jose Carlos Fernandez’s free kick h...Full Story »

Diego Maradona: I Am Glad That Paul The Psychic Octopus Is Dead

Posted Thursday, October 28, 2010 by YAHOO Sport84 hits

Former Argentina coach Diego Maradona has shed no tears over the death of Paul the 'psychic' octopus. Paul gained worldwide fame during the 2010 World Cup finals in which he correctly predicted the winner of Germany's seven matches in South Africa and was also correct in his prediction of the final between Spain and Netherlands. Germany defeated Argentina 4-0 in the quarter-finals, which effec...Full Story »

Santa Cruz clarifies Tevez comments

Posted Thursday, October 28, 2010 by Teamtalk.com47 hits

Tevez: Misses his family in Argentina Manchester City striker Roque Santa Cruz insists there is no rift between Carlos Tevez and Roberto Mancini amid the Argentine's home sickness. Santa Cruz was quoted as saying that Tevez is not enjoying life at Eastlands and that he is missing his family back home. This has added fuel to the speculation that Tevez is frustrated Mancini but Sa...Full Story »

FIFA studies England's demand for Russian apology

Posted Thursday, October 28, 2010 by YAHOO Sport32 hits

ZURICH (AP)—England's complaint that 2018 World Cup bid rival Russia broke competition rules by criticizing London was being studied by FIFA on Wednesday, as Moscow’s most senior football official branded the move “absolutely primitive.” FIFA said in a statement that the dispute is “currently pending” and it had contacted both countries’ bid committee...Full Story »

Real Madrid's Xabi Wins Lani Onari Award

Posted Thursday, October 28, 2010 by YAHOO Sport17 hits

Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso has been honoured with the Lani Onari award by the president of the Basque autonomous region Patxi Lopez. Alonso helped Spain win the World Cup in South Africa in the summer and has also been in very good form for los Blancos since the start of the 2010-11 season. Lopez has been quoted by Madrid’s official website as saying, "His football boots represen...Full Story »

Russia denounces England's complaint over 2018 bid

Posted Thursday, October 28, 2010 by YAHOO Sport23 hits

MOSCOW (AP)—A spat between Russian and English soccer officials over their rival bids for hosting the 2018 World Cup has escalated with the Russian Football Union’s honorary president denouncing an English complaint as “absolutely primitive.” Vyacheslav Koloskov told Russian website on Wednesday that a complaint by England's bid team to FIFA about comments ...Full Story »

Aston Villa vs Burnley

Posted Wednesday, October 27, 2010 by astonvillablog.com172 hits

Wednesday 27th October 2010 Opponent: Burnley Venue: Villa Park Kick Off: 19:45 Villa will be hoping to take advantage of some shock exits in the Carling Cup to strengthen their chances of another Wembley date next year. The competition has seen the likes of Chelsea, Manchester City, Liverpool and Tottenham knocked out thus far leaving Villa as third favourites behind Manchester United and A...Full Story »

Out of Villarreal's old orange grove grows 'the perfect football eco-system'

Posted Tuesday, October 26, 2010 by theguardian.com79 hits

With a talented group of youth talent added to astute signings, there doesn't seem to be an end in sight for Villarreal's miracle Villarreal's Giuseppe Rossi, right, celebrates with Santi Cazorla after scoring against Atlético Madrid.   It was Benjamin Franklin who said nothing in life is certain except death and taxes but what does he know? Sure, he built a few libraries and di...Full Story »

Ronaldo scores 4 to help Real return to top of La Liga

Posted Monday, October 25, 2010 by The Independent147 hits

In a week when a current Manchester United forward decided that remaining at Old Trafford was the preferable option after all, one of his former team-mates showed once again just what the club are missing. Cristiano Ronaldo, who left United for the Bernabeu in an £80m deal last summer, scored four goals, two in each half, to help Real Madrid to a 6-1 victory over Racing Santander on Satur...Full Story »

Sir Alex Ferguson implies agent is to blame for the Wayne Rooney saga

Posted Monday, October 25, 2010 by theguardian.com233 hits

Manchester United's manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, celebrates after victory over Stoke City.  Sir Alex Ferguson tonight launched a thinly veiled attack on Paul Stretford. The Manchester United manager implied that Wayne Rooney's agent, and not the player, had been responsible for last week's turbulent events at Old Trafford. Ferguson appeared to suggest that Stretford had made life "difficult...Full Story »

Ayr float into play-off zone

Posted Saturday, October 23, 2010 by PA28 hits

Ayr moved into the Second Division play-off spots with a 2-1 home win over Alloa. Mark Roberts gave Ayr the lead in the 36th minute when he latched onto a Willie Easton pass and fired past goalkeeper Steve Robertson from 12 yards. Alloa had to wait until the 75th minute for their chance and it came from the penalty spot when Michael Dunlop was hacked down by Ebbie Malone inside the box. Kevin...Full Story »

Portsmouth on the brink of collapse

Posted Saturday, October 23, 2010 by theguardian.com276 hits

Portsmouth moved to the brink of oblivion last night after previous owner Alexandre Gaydamak demanded £2.5million that the club cannot afford. Pompey’s match at Hull today will go ahead as planned but it could be the last in the 112-year history of the famous old club. They seemed to be on the verge of salvation after finding a way out of the £130m debts which threatened for ...Full Story »

Balaclava-clad fans make death threat at Wayne Rooney's home

Posted Friday, October 22, 2010 by theguardian.com498 hits

Wayne Rooney enjoys a stretch before Saturday's appearance from the bench for 19 minutes against West Brom. Manchester United today re-entered negotiations with Wayne Rooney's agent, Paul Stretford, on a day when the outrage felt by the club's supporters escalated into militant action and chilling threats. While Rooney was pondering the fall-out from several hours of high-level talks at Old Tr...Full Story »

LA Galaxy Star Landon Donovan Unsure Over Return To Everton

Posted Wednesday, October 20, 2010 by Goal.com67 hits

American star doesn't know if January loan return will happen 2010 FIFA World Cup - USA v Ghana, Landon Donovan Landon Donovan, the United States forward who spent three months on loan at Everton last season, says he is keen on a return to Goodison Park but is uncertain over whether a loan move back to Merseyside will materialise in January. The forward scored two goals in 10 appearances for ...Full Story »

Wayne Rooney: Sir Alex Ferguson explains

Posted Wednesday, October 20, 2010 by theguardian.com256 hits

The transcript of the Manchester United manager's interview with MUTV in which he admits Rooney wants to leave the club Sir Alex Ferguson accuses Wayne Rooney of a lack of respect towards club after confirming player's wish to leave United. After all we've heard and read, it would be interesting to hear your point of view. Let's start with where it all began and the question of was Wayne injur...Full Story »

Cristiano Ronaldo propels Real Madrid to easy victory over Milan

Posted Wednesday, October 20, 2010 by theguardian.com366 hits

Champions League Group G Real Madrid 2          Ronaldo 13, Ozil 14  Milan 0 Cristiano Ronaldo cannot conceal his delight as he gets Real Madrid off to a flying start against Milan. Two minutes, two gifts, two goals and it was over before it had really begun. José Mourinho became the first coach in Real Madrid's history to remain unbeat...Full Story »

Impressive Real see off Milan

Posted Tuesday, October 19, 2010 by PA10 hits

Real Madrid took a giant step towards the knock-out stages of the Champions League after defeating AC Milan 2-0 thanks to a quickfire brace at the start of the match. Cristiano Ronaldo scored from a free-kick in the 13th minute to put Jose Mourinho's men ahead and moments later they doubled their lead when Mesut Ozil's shot was deflected in. Milan could find no way back after as nine-times Eur...Full Story »

Spurs have improved on last season - Benitez

Posted Wednesday, October 20, 2010 by PA37 hits

Rafael Benitez reckons Inter Milan will face a better Tottenham side on Wednesday night than the one that beat his Liverpool team to fourth place in the Barclays Premier League last season. Inter boss Benitez has been handed a quick reunion with Spurs after the holders were paired with the north Londoners in Champions League Group A. Liverpool regularly finished in the Premier League top four ...Full Story »

Saviola aims for Euro boost

Posted Wednesday, October 20, 2010 by PA13 hits

Benfica striker Javier Saviola is hoping their upturn in form on the domestic front will now spill over into the Champions League as they prepare to face Lyon. The Portuguese champions made a slow start to the Liga, losing three of their opening four matches, but a run of three successive victories has catapulted them up to second in the standings. Their Champions League campaign has also made...Full Story »

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