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Bairns boss quits - reports

Posted Thursday, February 11, 2010 by PA15 hits

Eddie May's future as Falkirk manager was in doubt on Thursday with reports claiming he has resigned. The Bairns have struggled since May took over from John Hughes in the summer. His tenure began with an embarrassing exit from the Europa League qualifiers at the hands of Liechtenstein-based minnows FC Vaduz and the 1-0 defeat to Kilmarnock on Wednesday night left them bottom of the Clydesda...Full Story »

Seven days for Portsmouth

Posted Thursday, February 11, 2010 by PA13 hits

Portsmouth have been granted an extension by the High Court in their quest to remain in business and hope to use the time to secure a fifth owner during a turbulent season. Registrar Christine Derrett gave Pompey seven days to detail their financial situation in a statement of affairs to Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs, who have lodged a winding-up petition for the Barclays Premier League's bo...Full Story »

Stay of execution for Portsmouth

Posted Wednesday, February 10, 2010 by PA15 hits

Portsmouth were given a stay of execution on Wednesday as bosses were granted extra time to fight a winding-up petition. The club faced High Court proceedings over a multimillion-pound unpaid tax bill after talks with Revenue and Customs failed. They now have one week to draw up a statement of their financial affairs. Chief executive Peter Storrie has said Pompey are hopeful of finding a ne...Full Story »

Barca dismiss Fabregas reports

Posted Wednesday, February 10, 2010 by PA39 hits

Barcelona "flatly deny" they have reached an agreement with Cesc Fabregas which would see the Arsenal captain return to the Nou Camp at the end of the season.Reports in Spain suggest Fabregas, who has always said he would love to play for Barca, has come to a verbal agreement with the Catalan giants and will sign a five-year contract in the summer, but Barca have released a statement rubbishing ...Full Story »

Portsmouth face administration as they fail to avert winding-up proceedings

Posted Wednesday, February 10, 2010 by theguardian.com58 hits

It never rains but it pours. Portsmouth manager, Avram Grant, was sent to the stands on the night the club's lawyers failed to prevent this morning's winding-up hearing. Portsmouth could become the first Premier League club to enter administration today after talks between their lawyers and Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs failed to avert this morning's winding-up petition in the high court. ...Full Story »

Blackburn pay respects to supporter

Posted Tuesday, February 09, 2010 by PA27 hits

Blackburn will mark the death of a supporter on Wednesday night when they face Hull in the Barclays Premier League at Ewood Park. There will be a minute's silence before the match, with players wearing black armbands out of respect to John Steven Taylor. He died of a head wound while attending the game against Stoke on Saturday at the Britannia Stadium. "It is a great tragedy that has happen...Full Story »

Portsmouth - Sunderland

Posted Tuesday, February 09, 2010 by Goal.com373 hits

Sunderland eager to avoid a relegation scrap; Pompey need points. Tuesday, February 9, 2010Kick-off 19:45 GMT, Fratton Park, Portsmouth. Bottom of the league... financially ambiguous... a manager involved in a scandel that includes a masseuse parlour… and only recently taken over for an astonishing fourth time in one year. Things may look glum for Portsmouth off-the-field, but thei...Full Story »

Supporters trust launch recruitment drive

Posted Saturday, February 06, 2010 by PA14 hits

A Manchester United fan group stepped up their anti-Glazer campaign ahead of the Barclays Premier League match against Portsmouth. The Manchester United Supporters Trust want a change of ownership as well as forming a significant group for potential financial involvement in any fans' Red Knight bid. The group distributed 70,000 cards to those attending Saturday's game. Their recruiting driv...Full Story »

Valencia vs Real Valladolid

Posted Saturday, February 06, 2010 by ESPN240 hits

Valencia have called on their fans to turn the Mestalla into a fortress ahead of their La Liga game against Real Valladolid. Los Che are coming off the back of a 2-1 loss at Sevilla last weekend and are desperate to get back to winning ways to consolidate third place in the league standings. Unai Emery's side are now 13 points adrift of league leaders Barcelona and look increasingly unlikely t...Full Story »

Portsmouth keen to put off court date

Posted Friday, February 05, 2010 by PA21 hits

Portsmouth's new owner Balram Chainrai is pushing ahead with plans to defer the club's winding-up hearing despite threats of a legal challenge to his takeover.The Hong Kong-based businessman wants to stabilise the club before selling it on to new owners, and the first step is to try to put off next week's High Court hearing brought by HM Customs and Revenue over a £7.5million VAT bill.Portsmouth...Full Story »

New Portsmouth owner has ‘zero interest’ in running club

Posted Friday, February 05, 2010 by reuters.com23 hits

HONG KONG, Feb 5 (Reuters) - Hong Kong businessman Balram Chainrai, the new owner of Premier League Portsmouth, has no interest in running the club and will offload the troubled club as soon as he can find a buyer. Chainrai became the fourth person to control the club this season on Thursday after becoming frustrated at not receiving payments on a 17 million pound ($26.9 million) loan he made t...Full Story »

Balram Chainrai becomes Portsmouth's fourth owner in a year

Posted Thursday, February 04, 2010 by theguardian.com216 hits

Portsmouth have now had four different owners in a year of financial turmoil after the Hong Kong business Balram Chainrai seized control. Portsmouth's troubled season took another dramatic twist last night when Balram Chainrai seized control of the club from Ali al-Faraj, making the Hong Kong businessman the fourth owner at Fratton Park this season, following Sacha Gaydamak, Sulaiman al-Fahim ...Full Story »

Mancini reveals support for Bridge

Posted Monday, February 01, 2010 by PA12 hits

Roberto Mancini revealed three Manchester City players wore shirts bearing the words "Team Bridge" in support of team-mate Wayne Bridge during Sunday afternoon's 2-0 Premier League win over Portsmouth. Bridge is still missing with a knee injury and was not at the game, but City stars Carlos Tevez, Nigel de Jong and Stephen Ireland felt it was important to show their backing for the England full-...Full Story »

Barcelona Boss Guardiola Pleased After Sporting Gijon Win

Posted Sunday, January 31, 2010 by Goal.com187 hits

The Blaugrana maintain their lead at the top. Pep Guardiola, Barcelona Barcelona maintained their lead at the top of the table with a win over Sporting Gijon, and Pep Guardiola liked what he saw. Speaking to Marca after the game, Guardiola said, "It was a good victory in a stadium where few have won." "This win carries a lot of merit. We did not make the best decisions in the final third, w...Full Story »

Deportivo La Coruna 1-3 Real Madrid: Riazor Jinx Broken

Posted Sunday, January 31, 2010 by Goal.com64 hits

Los Merengues hadn't won at the venue for 18 years. Esteban Granero anota durante el Deportivo La Coruña-Real Madrid en Riazor Real Madrid won their first game at the Riazor in 18 years, thanks to goals from Esteban Granero and Karim Benzema. Both sides were missing key players for this game, with Depor playing their first league game since Filipe Luis' horrific injury, while Real Madrid,...Full Story »

Carlo Ancelotti gives support to troubled Chelsea captain John Terry

Posted Sunday, January 31, 2010 by theguardian.com28 hits

Chelsea captain John Terry applauds the crowd after heading the winning goal against Burnley. Carlo Ancelotti has given his unequivocal backing to John Terry after the Chelsea and England captain was accused of having an extra-marital affair with the former partner of his international team-mate, Wayne Bridge. Terry, married since 2007 to Toni, whom he met growing up in Barking, was booed eve...Full Story »

Pick Your Barcelona Team To Face Sporting Gijon

Posted Saturday, January 30, 2010 by Goal.com41 hits

There’s been mixed fortunes for Pep Guardiola as he prepares his Barcelona side to travel to Gijon where they will face Sporting tomorrow night. While the coach will be delighted to welcome back midfield duo Yaya Toure and Sergi Busquets, he will have to do without Brazilian full-back Dani Alves, who pulled a muscle in training yesterday. With Seydou Keita suspended, Guardiola finds h...Full Story »

Portsmouth Sign Quincy Owusu-Abeyie From Spartak Moscow On Loan

Posted Thursday, January 28, 2010 by Goal.com4 hits

Portsmouth have moved quickly after their transfer embargo was lifted on Tuesday and have signed Dutch-born Ghanaian Quincy Owusu-Abeyie. Quincy Owusu-Abeyie started his career at Arsenal but made only five appearances in three years for the Gunners. He moved to Spartak Moscow in 2006 where he was loaned out to Celta De Vigo, Birmigham City and Cardiff City over the next three years. He was e...Full Story »

Real Madrid's Jorge Valdano Supports Ronaldo After Red Card

Posted Tuesday, January 26, 2010 by Goal.com44 hits

'CR9' is currently suspended for the trip to Depor. Real Madrid sporting director Jorge Valdano is the latest to leap to the defence of Cristiano Ronaldo, following his sending off. Speaking to Marca, Valdano said, "A referee must be aware of not spoiling the spectacle." "Cristiano always wants to play. When they tackle him from behind, he tries to break free, unlike others who dive to claim ...Full Story »

Deportivo La Coruna 3-1 Athletic Bilbao: Bittersweet Win As Filipe Fractures Leg

Posted Sunday, January 24, 2010 by Goal.com13 hits

Deportivo La Coruna claimed a tight win over Athletic Bilbao on Saturday night, in a game that was marred by a horrific injury to Filipe Luis. Both sides went into the game fielding their strongest possible lineups, with Rodolfo Bodipo leading the line for Depor, while Gaizka Toquero and Fernando Llorente did likewise for Bilbao. With both sides so cloe together on the table, an even contest ...Full Story »

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