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Calling time on the great 'if only'

Posted Saturday, March 12, 2011 by hits

There is not much that boosts a footballer's reputation quite like absence. Miss out on error, watch from the stand as humiliation unfolds, sit in the treatment room as defeat follows defeat, and see how your standing grows. Soon, as the clamour for your return increases, you become less an injured athlete and more the missing link, the one person who could make a difference, the new messiah. ...Full Story »

AC Milan VP Galliani springs to Gattuso defence

Posted Friday, February 18, 2011 by YAHOO Sport93 hits

ROME (AFP) - AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani sprung to the defence of veteran midfielder Gennaro Gattuso after UEFA charged him with gross unsporting conduct over his behaviour in Tuesday's Champions League match. Gattuso cut a frustrated figure during Milan's 1-0 defeat to Tottenham at the San Siro and regularly squared up to beanpole striker Peter Crouch after challenges between the ...Full Story »

United hand Chris Smalling chance to show he is Rio Ferdinand's heir

Posted Saturday, February 12, 2011 by theguardian.com178 hits

Manchester United are without their first-choice defender against Man City and must rely on an inexperienced youngster instead Chris Smalling, right, replaces Rio Ferdinand during Manchester United's draw with Valencia last December. From Sir Alex Ferguson, there was acclaim for Chris Smalling and the sense of a young man increasingly comfortable in his own skin, acclimatising to life as a Ma...Full Story »

Spurs and Galaxy plan alliance

Posted Thursday, February 10, 2011 by hits

Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur and David Beckham's Los Angeles Galaxy are planning closer ties that could lead to players crossing the Atlantic in both directions. Tim Leiweke, president of the American sports and entertainment giant AEG that owns the Galaxy and is bidding in partnership with Spurs to take over the London 2012 Olympic stadium after the Games, told reporters the two si...Full Story »

Napoli vs Cesena Preview: Mazzarri rallies his troops

Posted Sunday, February 06, 2011 by PA50 hits

Napoli are looking to get back on track in the Serie A title chase when they host Cesena. The club's four-match unbeaten run came to an end on Wednesday in a 2-0 defeat at Chievo. Napoli remained in second place but fell five points behind league leaders AC Milan. Walter Mazzarri, the Napoli coach, is confident the team will bounce back. "It was an ugly game from our part," said Mazzarri. "...Full Story »

Aston Villa vs Fulham preview - McAllister hails bargain Bent

Posted Saturday, February 05, 2011 by PA24 hits

Gary McAllister believes Aston Villa's record signing Darren Bent was a bargain capture for an initial £18million in comparison to the other big-name moves during the January transfer window. Bent has made a fine start to his Villa career with two goals in his opening three games to start living up to his price tag. But Villa assistant manager Gary McAllister claims Bent's capture represe...Full Story »

Bolivia rallies for 1-1 draw with Brazil

Posted Monday, January 24, 2011 by 32 hits

MOQUEGUA, Peru (AP)—Darwin Rios’ second-half equalizer gave Bolivia a 1-1 draw with Brazil on Sunday in qualifying for the South American Under-20 World Cup, giving his team a flicker of hope of reaching the second round. Rios struck in the 77th minute after Henrique had scored in the 41st for Brazil, which has seven points from three matches in Group B and is safely into the second...Full Story »

Ajax star Emanuelson to join Milan, says Galliani

Posted Sunday, January 23, 2011 by YAHOO Sport99 hits

ROME (AFP) - Ajax midfielder Urby Emanuelson will join AC Milan later on Saturday, the Italian team's vice-president Adriano Galliani said. If the deal goes through, it will be Milan's second acquisition of the January transfer window following the arrival of Italy forward Antonio Cassano from Sampdoria. "He will definitely be ours from July 1 but I think he'll be ours today," said Galliani....Full Story »

Wigan vs Fulham Preview - Martinez rallies rested Latics

Posted Saturday, January 15, 2011 by PA55 hits

Wigan boss Roberto Martinez is looking for an energised performance from his team against Fulham this weekend to make up for the flat display they put in at Craven Cottage earlier in the season. Martinez suggested his players had struggled to cope with the demands of their fixture schedule when a Latics side showing just four changes from a midweek Carling Cup tie against Swansea were beaten 2-...Full Story »

Villarreal rallies to knock Valencia out of cup

Posted Friday, January 07, 2011 by YAHOO Sport135 hits

MADRID (AP)—A second-half burst of goals saw Villarreal rally from a two-goal deficit Thursday for a 4-2 win over Valencia that put it into the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey. Marco Ruben’s 63rd-minute strike ensured Villarreal advanced after a scoreless first leg. Ruben tapped into an open goal after Cani’s one-two with Giuseppe Rossi put him clear into the area to find Ru...Full Story »

Roma rallies to beat Bayern Munich 3-2

Posted Wednesday, November 24, 2010 by YAHOO Sport38 hits

ROME (AP)—AS Roma rallied from two goals down to beat Bayern Munich 3-2 Tuesday and take a big step toward advancing from its Champions League group. Bayern, which had already advanced and has now won the group, got two goals in the first half from Mario Gomez before Roma responded with goals from Marco Borriello, Daniele De Rossi and Francesco Totti in the second half. Totti, who came o...Full Story »

Estonia 1-1 Liechtenstein: Minnows Cancel Each Other Out In Freezing Tallinn

Posted Wednesday, November 17, 2010 by Goal.com44 hits

A small crowd of around 500 brave souls decided to brace temperatures as low as -10 Celsius in the Le Coq Arena in the Estonian capital of Tallinn as Estonia and Liechtenstein played out a 1-1 draw. Although the home side began brightly, the Liechtenstein defence generally held firm and they almost opened the scoring when young prospect David Hasler failed to find the net after being free on th...Full Story »

Off day for McAllister

Posted Saturday, November 13, 2010 by PA4 hits

Top scorer Rory McAllister could not find a way through as Brechin were held to a frustrating goalless stalemate by Forfar at Glebe Park.He had enough chances to win the game for the home side, with a great save from Scott Gallacher on the half-hour mark to tip his free-kick over the bar denying him.McAllister, returning from a two-match suspension, also hit a post after 18 minutes with a shot ...Full Story »

Puebla rallies for a 2-2 draw against America

Posted Monday, October 18, 2010 by YAHOO Sport23 hits

MEXICO CITY (AP)—Argentine midfielder Gabriel Pereyra scored twice as Puebla rallied for a 2-2 draw against America on Sunday in the Mexican Apertura championship. Pereyra scored with headers in the 25th and 82nd as Puebla stayed in contention for the postseason. Daniel Marquez opened the scoring for America in the ninth and then added a strike in the 40th. It was the second draw in a...Full Story »

Arsenal beats Birmingham 2-1 after falling behind

Posted Sunday, October 17, 2010 by YAHOO Sport21 hits

LONDON (AP)—Arsenal came back from a goal down to beat Birmingham 2-1 on Saturday, easing pressure on manager Arsene Wenger as his team tries to play catch-up in the English Premier League title race. Wenger said it was imperative for Arsenal to win after going three league games without a win. “We played with nerves,” Wenger said. “It was a nervy game for us. Our fluen...Full Story »

McAllister sends Brechin top

Posted Saturday, October 02, 2010 by PA5 hits

Brechin moved top of the table with an emphatic 4-2 win over struggling Peterhead at Glebe Park thanks to a hat-trick from Rory McAllister.Craig Malloy opened the scoring for City after just two minutes when he drilled past Peterhead keeper John Bateman from close range following a knock down from McAllister.The Blue Toon were back on level terms in the 11th minute when Dennis Wyness side-foote...Full Story »

CONCACAF Champions League Reaction: Beckerman's Leadership Rallies Salt Lake

Posted Thursday, September 16, 2010 by YAHOO Sport7 hits

SANDY, Utah. – Kyle Beckerman's leadership was the difference for Real Salt Lake in the side's come-from-behind 4-1 victory over Toronto FC Wednesday. Salt Lake gave up an 8th minute goal to Toronto in the CONCACAF match; however, the side rallied back starting with a 21st minute equalizer from Beckerman. On the play, Salt Lake's captain charged forward and cleanly headed an Andy William...Full Story »

David Beckham Unruffled By Fabio Capello Calling Him 'Too Old' For England

Posted Friday, September 10, 2010 by YAHOO Sport91 hits

CARSON, Calif.—Fabio Capello caused his fair share of furor by all-but retiring David Beckham following the World Cup. "I say thank you very much for helping me at the World Cup but probably he is a little bit old," the Italian said of Beckham. Since then, the English national team boss has softened on his stance, leaving a sliver of hope for the Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder to force ...Full Story »

McAllister sinks Alloa

Posted Saturday, August 28, 2010 by PA8 hits

Rory McAllister's double strike made it three consecutive wins for Brechin at the expense of Alloa after a 3-1 victory at Glebe Park.McAllister scored with in both halves with two well-taken goals to take his tally to four goals this season and condemn Alloa to thier second straight defeat.Callum Booth`s left-footed effort gave the home side the lead in the 20th minute when he fired in from clo...Full Story »

Captain Rio rallies England troops

Posted Thursday, June 03, 2010 by teamtalk.com47 hits

England departed for South Africa on Wednesday as captain Rio Ferdinand revealed a simple formula for winning this summer's World Cup. Fabio Capello's squad have had to cope with discussion surrounding the fitness of Gareth Barry, the omission of Theo Walcott and Darren Bent from a 23-man squad and the renegotiation of Capello's contract. But Ferdinand, looking ahead to the tournament, cut ...Full Story »

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