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Galliani plays down Ibra and Cassano problems

Posted Thursday, October 13, 2011 by YAHOO Sport29 hits

AC Milan chief executive Adriano Galliani has played down the problems affecting star forward pair Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Antonio Cassano. Sweden's Ibrahimovic said last week he had lost some of his enthusiasm for the game while Cassano claimed on Tuesday he's fed up with criticism and wants to retire in three years. But Galliani insists both players are happy at Milan and says he has no conce...Full Story »

Bradley sets up 2 goals as Chievo rallies

Posted Monday, September 26, 2011 by YAHOO Sport31 hits

ROME (AP)—American midfielder Michael Bradley helped set up two goal as Chievo Verona rallied to beat Genoa 2-1 in the Italian Serie A. Sergio Pellissier tied the score in the 74th minute with a header off Bradley’s corner kick. In injury time, Bradley sent a long pass up the right flank to Gennaro Sardo, who crossed to Davide Moscardelli for the go-ahead goal. Michael’s fath...Full Story »

AC Milan vs Cesena preview - Injuries are to blame - Galliani

Posted Saturday, September 24, 2011 by PA38 hits

AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani has blamed the absence of a string of first-team players for his club's slow start to the season. The defending champions host Cesena having taken just two points from their opening three Serie A games. "It's not down to being lucky or unlucky," Galliani said. "The fact is that we have 12 players injured and right now it's tough but this moment will pas...Full Story »

Valencia vs Barcelona preview - Emery rallies troops for champions

Posted Wednesday, September 21, 2011 by PA280 hits

Valencia coach Unai Emery has urged his table-topping side to seize their "opportunity to shine" against Primera Division champions Barcelona on Wednesday. Emery welcomes Pep Guardiola's side to La Mestalla with both sides in good spirits. While the visitors are on a high following Saturday's 8-0 thrashing of Osasuna, Valencia are enjoying a superb start to the season which sees them top the e...Full Story »

Manchester United & England's Chris Smalling: Start to the season has been like a dream

Posted Saturday, September 03, 2011 by YAHOO Sport85 hits

Manchester United and England defender Chris Smalling has spoken of his joy at both his own and his respective teams’ start to the current season. Smalling made his England debut against Bulgaria in a 3-0 win on Friday and his performance looked to be the icing on the cake of an ideal start to the defender’s campaign. Speaking to BBC Sport Smalling said: "My first month or so could...Full Story »

China rallies for 2-1 win over Singapore

Posted Friday, September 02, 2011 by YAHOO Sport57 hits

China overcame a half-time deficit to beat Singapore 2-1 in their World Cup qualifier on Friday, giving new coach Jose Antonio Camacho a win in his first competitive game in charge. Singapore went ahead in the 33rd minute through 41-year-old forward Aleksandar Duric and held that advantage until the break. China had to wait until the 69th minute to equalize, when Zheng Zhi scored from the pena...Full Story »

Aquilani the man for Milan - Galliani confirms deal is virtually done

Posted Thursday, August 25, 2011 by skysports.com79 hits

Aquilani: Set to officially join Milan from Liverpool AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani has confirmed the club are on the brink of signing Alberto Aquilani from Liverpool. The Italian midfielder's agent declared earlier on Wednesday that he was hopeful a deal could be struck quickly and reports in Italy suggest terms have now been agreed between all parties. The transfer is not officia...Full Story »

Alonso rallies Madrid to 2-2 draw with Barcelona

Posted Monday, August 15, 2011 by YAHOO Sport172 hits

MADRID (AP)—Xabi Alonso’s second-half goal earned Real Madrid a 2-2 draw against Barcelona in a first-leg Spanish Supercup match the host largely dominated on Sunday. Alonso fired a low shot beyond goalkeeper Victor Valdes in the 54th minute to equalize after Barcelona had stunned Madrid by taking a 2-1 halftime lead. Madrid went ahead in the 13th through Mesut Oezil at the Santiag...Full Story »

Flora Tallinn vs Shamrock Rovers preview - Shamrock hold slim advantage

Posted Friday, July 15, 2011 by PA478 hits

Shamrock hold slim advantage Shamrock will take a 1-0 lead to Tallinn next week courtesy of Chris Turner's first-half goal against Estonian champions FC Flora in the first leg of their Champions League second qualifying round tie at the Tallaght Stadium. Turner's goal after 34 minutes came only moments after Valeri Minkenen saw a tame penalty saved by Shamrock goalkeeper Alan Mannus. The ho...Full Story »

Man Utd and Smalling tie up five-year deal

Posted Saturday, July 09, 2011 by YAHOO Sport57 hits

Manchester United defender Chris Smalling has agreed a new five-year deal following his successful debut season with the club, it was confirmed Friday. The England under-21 international, seen as a long-term successor to either Rio Ferdinand or Nemanja Vidic, enjoyed an outstanding year at Old Trafford after joining from Fulham. He quickly impressed Sir Alex Ferguson, who has acted swiftly t...Full Story »

Man United gives Smalling new 5-year contract

Posted Friday, July 08, 2011 by YAHOO Sport105 hits

MANCHESTER, England (AP)—Manchester United has given defender Chris Smalling a new five-year contract, tying him to the Premier League champions until the end of the 2015-16 season. The 21-year-old Smalling was expected to be a peripheral figure in his debut season at United, but played 34 times as the Red Devils reached the Champions League final and regained the Premier League title. U...Full Story »

Boca rallies for 2-2 draw against Quilmes

Posted Monday, June 06, 2011 by YAHOO Sport79 hits

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP)—Boca Juniors rallied to draw struggling Quilmes 2-2 on Sunday, a missed chance for the popular Buenos Aires club to move nearer the top of the Argentine Clausura standings. Quilmes took the lead after an own goal by Matias Caruzzo in the 26th minute, and Danilo Gerlo’s strike in the 42nd made it 2-0. However, Martin Palermo and Cristian Chavez scored in ...Full Story »

Guus Hiddink will consider 'concrete offer' if Chelsea come calling

Posted Saturday, May 28, 2011 by theguardian.com74 hits

• Turkey coach focusing on Euro qualifer v Belgium next week• Club confident of securing Dutchman's release from contract Guus Hiddink won the FA Cup with Chelsea during his three-month spell as caretaker manager at Stamford Bridge in 2009. Guus Hiddink has waived an opportunity to commit his long-term future to the Turkey national team, with Chelsea's principal managerial target ...Full Story »

Aston Villa vs Liverpool preview - No excuses from McAllister

Posted Sunday, May 22, 2011 by PA156 hits

Gary McAllister admits Aston Villa have underachieved this season and will not use all the changes which have taken place during the past nine months as an excuse. Villa will bring the curtain down on a campaign in which four different managers have been at the helm - Martin O'Neill, caretaker Kevin MacDonald, Gerard Houllier and now stand-in boss McAllister. They have been hovering above the ...Full Story »

Cheryl Cole and Paula Abdul are girls allied

Posted Thursday, May 19, 2011 by hits

Ladies in red ... Cheryl Cole and Paula Abdul CHERYL Cole and Paula Abdul have formed a mischievous pact on the US X Factor - to ANNOY Simon Cowell. The Girls Aloud star's manager revealed she has formed a close bond with fellow judge Paula, just days after meeting her. And he said the scheming duo had cooked up a plan to give Simon as much abuse as possible as the auditions roll ...Full Story »

Fergie ballistic at FA charge

Posted Saturday, May 14, 2011 by The Sun30 hits

MANCHESTER UNITED boss Alex Ferguson went 'ballistic' after being charged yesterday with improper conduct.Fergie will plead not guilty over what both he and United see as a 'stupid' FA charge.The Old Trafford chief is in the dock simply for talking about ref Howard Webb on May 6 ahead of their crunch clash with Chelsea.A United source said: "The manager went ballistic when he heard about this ...Full Story »

Brechin City 1 : 0 Ayr Utd. - McAllister strike enough for Brechin

Posted Saturday, May 07, 2011 by PA27 hits

Rory McAllister scored his 19th league goal of the season as Brechin cemented their play-off place with a 1-0 win over Ayr. Great work down the right from Neil Janczyk ended with his cross being headed in by McAllister, who gave the keeper no chance as his effort flew into the top-right of the goal. Brechin's Ewan Moyes then wasted a golden opportunity to double the advantage as he put his eff...Full Story »

Aston Villa vs Wigan Athletic preview - McAllister sees no need for Villa overhaul

Posted Saturday, May 07, 2011 by PA54 hits

Gary McAllister insists Aston Villa do not need "major surgery" to their squad this summer for them to again become challengers for a European spot. Villa's caretaker boss acknowledges that this season has been a disappointment after three successive top six finishes in the Barclays Premier League. But McAllister is confident the midlands club can look forward with optimism once manager Gerard...Full Story »

Fifa sets target of July 2012 to approve goalline technology

Posted Wednesday, May 04, 2011 by theguardian.com71 hits

• Testing of various systems scheduled for later this year• Technology could be introduced before 2014 World Cup The lack of goalline technology came under the spotlight again at the weekend following Frank Lampard's controversial goal for Chelsea against Tottenham. Fifa has set a July 2012 target to approve goalline technology systems, which could be introduced before the 2014 Wo...Full Story »

Stenhousemuir 1 : 3 Brechin City - McAllister treble sinks Stenny

Posted Saturday, April 30, 2011 by PA17 hits

Rory McAllister netted a hat-trick as Brechin ended a seven game winless streak with a comfortable 3-1 win over 10-man Stenhousemuir The 23-year-old striker opened the scoring with a confidently taken penalty in the fifth minute following Stenny goalkeeper Chris McCluskey's foul on Craig Molloy - for which he received a yellow card. The hosts were level in the 27th minute when Mike Devlin nodd...Full Story »

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