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Man United gives Smalling new 5-year contract

Posted Friday, July 08, 2011 by YAHOO Sport107 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 Sport81 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.com75 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 PA161 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 PA28 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 PA55 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.com73 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 PA18 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 »

Stenhousemuir vs Brechin City preview - Hot shot McAllister back for Brechin

Posted Saturday, April 30, 2011 by PA16 hits

Scott Gibb is available for Stenhousemuir`s home game against promotion-chasing Brechin. The defender returns from suspension for what is a vital game for both sides at Ochilview. The Warriors gave themselves a real chance of avoiding the relegation play-offs by winning at Alloa last Saturday and manager David Irons has told his men not to stop now. "We have to take something from this game t...Full Story »

Aston Villa vs Stoke City preview - McAllister eyes up eighth in table

Posted Saturday, April 23, 2011 by PA14 hits

Aston Villa assistant manager Gary McAllister believes finishing eighth in the Premier League is a realistic target. McAllister - in charge while boss Gerard Houllier recovers in hospital after suffering chest pains - said he was not looking at the run-in as a potential relegation scrap. Instead he is confident that 10th-placed Villa can finish the season on a high and give a boost to Houllier...Full Story »

Madrid rallies for 1-1 draw against Barcelona

Posted Sunday, April 17, 2011 by YAHOO Sport49 hits

MADRID (AP)—Cristiano Ronaldo’s late penalty canceled out counterpart Lionel Messi’s as 10-man Real Madrid rallied for a 1-1 draw against Spanish leader Barcelona on Saturday in the first of their four matchups in 18 days. Ronaldo cleanly beat goalkeeper Victor Valdes in the 82nd minute for his first career goal against Barcelona after Daniel Alves was adjudged to have brought...Full Story »

Manchester United vs Fulham preview - Smalling no match for phenomenal Ferdinand

Posted Saturday, April 09, 2011 by PA163 hits

Sir Alex Ferguson has assured Chris Smalling he is not going to be forgotten but feels Rio Ferdinand proved on Wednesday night why he was immediately drafted back into the Manchester United starting line-up. Ferdinand had been missing for nine weeks with a calf injury sustained in the warm-up to United's shock Premier League defeat at Wolves. Yet Ferguson still had no hesitation in pitching ...Full Story »

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 Sport105 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.com232 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 PA63 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 PA36 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 »

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