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Laws lands Nimani

Posted Friday, January 22, 2010 by PA15 hits

Burnley have signed striker Frederic Nimani from Ligue 1 side Monaco on an initial five-month loan.France Under-21 international Nimani becomes new Clarets boss Brian Laws' first capture since taking over a Turf Moor.A statement on the club's official website stated that three other top-flight teams had expressed an interest in the 21-year-old, who subsequently opted for Burnley.The club also sa...Full Story »

Bruce blasts 'disrespectful' Reds

Posted Friday, January 22, 2010 by PA8 hits

Sunderland boss Steve Bruce has launched an angry broadside at Liverpool over their pursuit of Kenwyne Jones.Bruce insisted there has been no contact between the two clubs despite repeated speculation on Merseyside that the Trinidad and Tobago international is to join the Reds on loan before making a permanent switch during the summer.He said: "I find it hugely disrespectful, the antics of Liver...Full Story »

Duffen denies claims over finances

Posted Friday, January 22, 2010 by PA9 hits

Former Hull chairman Paul Duffen has denied allegations over his running of the football club as it began legal action against him.His barrister, Lexa Hilliard QC, was responding at a preliminary hearing at the High Court in London when orders for disclosure and charges over a property were agreed.Miss Hilliard told Mrs Justice Proudman that although Mr Duffen had consented to the orders "this w...Full Story »

Coyle calm over Gallas

Posted Friday, January 22, 2010 by PA14 hits

Bolton boss Owen Coyle admits likening William Gallas' tackle on Mark Davies was to an "assault" was "a bit strong" and accepts the Arsenal defender showed no malice in the challenge.Davies was taken off on a stretcher after Gallas' late tackle during Bolton's 4-2 defeat at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday night, which left the midfielder with ankle ligament damage.Coyle likened the tackle to a...Full Story »

Kilgallon happy with Sunderland move

Posted Friday, January 22, 2010 by PA27 hits

Sunderland new boy Matt Kilgallon is relishing the chance to test himself in the Barclays Premier League.The 26-year-old central defender completed a whirlwind switch to the Stadium of Light from Sheffield United on Thursday night and immediately set his sights on establishing himself in the top flight.Kilgallon told the club's official website, "The Premier League is definitely th...Full Story »

Mendes happy in Glasgow

Posted Friday, January 22, 2010 by PA10 hits

Pedro Mendes has rubbished reports he wants out of Rangers, insisting: "I don't need to go back to Portugal."Ibrox midfielder Mendes has repeatedly been linked this month with a move to Sporting Lisbon and has been quoted on more than one occasion as being willing to return to his homeland.But the 30-year-old told BBC Scotland: "I've been reading some incredible stories. The only thing I know is...Full Story »

Wenger to call on squad players

Posted Friday, January 22, 2010 by PA6 hits

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger feels he has little option but to make the best use of his battle-weary squad for the FA Cup trip to Stoke on Sunday. Midfielder Abou Diaby is set for a spell on the sidelines with a calf injury sustained against Bolton on Wednesday while full-back Bacary Sagna is another who needs to be rested because of a shoulder problem as Wenger looks to protect some of his key...Full Story »

Zambia, Cameroon complete Angola last eight line-up

Posted Friday, January 22, 2010 by AFP24 hits

LUANDA (AFP) – Zambia belied their lowly world ranking to emerge as surprise Group D winners ahead of continental giants Cameroon as the Africa Cup of Nations' first round came to a nerve-jangling climax on Thursday. With a superb 2-1 win over Gabon, Zambia jumped from bottom to top of their mini-league to earn a quarter-final date with Nigeria. World Cup qualifiers Cameroon had to com...Full Story »

Kansas City Wizards Sign Two International Players

Posted Friday, January 22, 2010 by Goal.com16 hits

Wizards Add Midfielder Stéphane Auvray of Guadeloupe, Defender Pablo Escobar of Colombia The Kansas City Wizards announced Thursday that the club has signed two international players to Major League Soccer contracts. Midfielder Stéphane Auvray of the Guadeloupe national team joins the Wizards after playing professionally in France for 10 years. Defender Pablo Escobar of Colombia com...Full Story »

Bernd Schuster: Franck Ribery Is Already A Real Madrid Player

Posted Friday, January 22, 2010 by Goal.com37 hits

The former Blancos coach says the French midfielder will end up at Madrid next season. Former Real Madrid coach Bernd Schuster has declared that he believes Bayern Munich midfielder Franck Ribery is a certainty to be a Madrid player next season. The 26-year-old France international playmaker has long been the subject of speculation regarding a move to the Santiago Bernabeu and Schuster insists...Full Story »

Atletico Madrid 1-1 Celta Vigo: Lackluster Hosts Fail To Inspire

Posted Friday, January 22, 2010 by Goal.com21 hits

Simao, Tiago, Atletico de Madrid, Celta Atletico Madrid were far from impressive as they escaped from the first leg of their Copa del Rey quarter-final with a 1-1 draw against an industrious Celta Vigo side. Both goals came early in the first half with Roberto Trashorras firing Celta in front three minutes in before Tiago pulled one back for the hosts. Celta took a surprise lead when Trashor...Full Story »

Villa play down Boyd reports

Posted Friday, January 22, 2010 by PA6 hits

Aston Villa have distanced themselves from reports that they are close to signing Rangers striker Kris Boyd.It has been claimed Boyd, 26, has spoken to Villa about signing a pre-contract with Martin O'Neill's side but Villa sources told Press Association Sport on Thursday that no deal was imminent.Rangers' top scorer, who is currently injured, has been offered a new contract with the Clydesdale ...Full Story »

Hull launch legal proceedings against Duffen

Posted Friday, January 22, 2010 by PA7 hits

Hull have issued legal proceedings against former chairman Paul Duffen.Duffen was succeeded by Adam Pearson as chairman of the Tigers in October.A club statement issued on Thursday evening read: "Hull City Football Club has now issued legal proceedings against Paul Duffen in the High Court. This action has been taken to protect the commercial best interests of the football club against the actio...Full Story »

Jo joins Gala

Posted Friday, January 22, 2010 by PA7 hits

Jo has joined Galatasaray on loan from Manchester City until the end of the 2009-10 season, the Turkish club have announced on their official website.The Brazil striker, who joined City from CSKA Moscow in July 2008 for a fee of around £18million, had been on loan at Barclays Premier League side Everton since August, but was earlier this month reprimanded by boss David Moyes for a breach of club...Full Story »

Black Cats claim Kil

Posted Friday, January 22, 2010 by PA16 hits

Sunderland boss Steve Bruce tonight made his first transfer window breakthrough when he completed a swoop for Sheffield United defender Matthew Kilgallon.The 26-year-old signed a three-and-a-half-year deal after arriving on Wearside this evening to finalise his move for an undisclosed fee and undergo a medical.Bruce told the club's official website, "Matthew is a very talented defe...Full Story »

Juventus, Inter & AC Milan Named In IFFHS Top 10

Posted Friday, January 22, 2010 by Goal.com34 hits

The International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS) has revealed a list of the top 10 teams from 1991-2009. Topping the list are Spanish giants Barcelona, with Italian sides Juventus, Milan and Inter ranked third, fifth and sixth respectively, according to TMW. The period spanned from January 1, 1991 to December 31, 2009. Recently, the institution revealed that Bianconeri ...Full Story »

Glazer family loans saddle Manchester United with debt of £716m

Posted Thursday, January 21, 2010 by theguardian.com39 hits

Manchester United owners Bryan Glazer, left, Avi Glazer, centre, and Joel Glazer have overseen club debt of £716m. Interest charges on loans taken out by the Glazer family and secured on their shareholding in Manchester United were this summer set to jump to an incredible rate of 16.25%, as the total debt now carried by the club stands at £716.6m. The accounts, which provide a more ...Full Story »

Two-goal Tevez adds fuel to the ire in derby classic

Posted Wednesday, January 20, 2010 by The Independent22 hits

Manchester City 2 Manchester United 1 There are more than one hundred years of grudges and bad feeling between the two famous clubs of Manchester but just for good measure last night Carlos Tevez added a new chapter all of his own. It will, in years to come, provide some great memories for City fans providing they can negotiate the second leg of this Carling Cup semi-final at Old Trafford a w...Full Story »

Angola 0-0 Algeria: Hosts Draw As Both Sides Progress

Posted Tuesday, January 19, 2010 by Goal.com15 hits

Both sides reached their objective of progressing to the next round, despite the scoreless draw. Angola and their rivals Algeria cruised to the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations after playing to a 0-0 draw in the last match of Group A. The game started at a frenetic pace with Angola showing flashes of urgency as the massive home crowd gave them great support from the stands. But it w...Full Story »

International Friendly: South Korea 2-0 Finland - Taeguk Warriors Win

Posted Tuesday, January 19, 2010 by Goal.com24 hits

A useful win for the 2002 semi-finalists. South Korea defeated Finland 2-0 in a friendly on Monday in Malaga, Spain. It was the fourth match of the Asian team’s winter training camp and the first to take place in Europe after the Koreans played three games in South Africa last week. In an open and entertaining game on a sunny Spanish afternoon, both goals came from defenders. Right-b...Full Story »

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