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Wenger - Why I still back FA Cup replays

Posted Tuesday, February 22, 2011 by Arsenal.com31 hits

Arsène Wenger is still against the idea of scrapping FA Cup replays - even though their existence is denying his squad a rest. Arsenal were pegged back in the final moments of their Fifth-Round tie at Leyton Orient on Sunday by Jonathan Tehoue's venomous low drive so the London rivals will meet again at Emirates Stadium next week with a Quarter-Final clash with Manchester United at sta...Full Story »

Blackburn owners target EPL's first Indian star

Posted Thursday, January 20, 2011 by YAHOO Sport102 hits

BLACKBURN, United Kingdom (AFP) - One of Blackburn Rovers' two co-owners wants to use the club's scouting network to discover the Premier League's first Indian star, a report said. Rovers were bought by Indian poultry firm Venky's last year and one of its directors, Balaji Rao, says he is determined to use Blackburn's resources to unearth gifted young players from his country. Academy coaches ...Full Story »

Liverpool's owners seek replacement for Roy Hodgson

Posted Saturday, January 01, 2011 by 169 hits

As the manager expressed his hurt and loneliness in the club's predicament his masters were searching for a successor The Liverpool manager, Roy Hodgson, says it has been an 'uphill struggle' at Anfield. Roy Hodgson became manager of Liverpool 183 days ago. On the day he got the job he said: 'I always knew Liverpool fans were special. The motto "You'll never walk alone" is really lived by the...Full Story »

The Full English: Who Will Get Boxed Out Of The EPL Title Race - Arsenal Or Chelsea?

Posted Sunday, December 26, 2010 by YAHOO Sport67 hits

You’rea mean one, Mr. Schedule Maker. That is if you support Chelsea, anyway. Blessed with four super tricky matches in the heart of the holiday period - Everton, Tottenham, Manchester United and Arsenal, all in a row, the Blues have limped into Christmas like Grandma after she got run over by a reindeer. Spared what could have been an ugly contest against the Red Devils, Carlo Ancelotti...Full Story »

Serbia to seek Euro 2012 replay against Italy

Posted Saturday, October 16, 2010 by YAHOO Sport22 hits

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP)—Serbian soccer officials want a replay of the Euro 2012 qualifier against Italy and blame Italian organizers for failing to prevent the violence that caused the game to be called off. Tuesday’s game was abandoned after seven minutes when Serbian fans threw flares and fireworks onto the field and broke barriers. Sixteen people, including two police officers, ...Full Story »

Lionel Messi Will Be Difficult To Replace - Barcelona Coach Pep Guardiola

Posted Wednesday, September 22, 2010 by Goal.com1031 hits

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola admits that it will be difficult to replace the injured Lionel Messi unti he recovers. Pep Guardiola, Barcelona Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola has admitted in a press conference today that he will find it difficult to replace Lionel Messi in his starting XI and still ask his team to play in the same way in his absence. Tomas Ujfalusi’s lunge on the Argentine...Full Story »

Chelsea Want Toni Kroos As Frank Lampard Replacement

Posted Tuesday, September 21, 2010 by YAHOO Sport45 hits

English Premier League champions Chelsea are considering a bid for Bayern Munich playmaker Toni Kroos in the coming months, according to a report from People. The 20-year-old attacker, who came to prominence while on loan at Bayer Leverkusen last season, is not guaranteed a starting role in Munich and may be tempted to move abroad. Chelsea allegedly consider Kroos a suitable long-term replaceme...Full Story »

Depleted Alloa face Ayr

Posted Saturday, September 11, 2010 by PA23 hits

Alloa will be without a host of players when Ayr United visit Recreation Park.Midfielders Brown Ferguson and Jason Thomson are out with injury along with striker Stuart Noble.Winger Dougie Wilson is still absent because of a broken finger and the attacking threat of Andy Scott looks set to be missing as well as he has been hit by a bout of shingles.Wasps manager Allan Maitland said: "Ayr have a...Full Story »

Counterattack: Who Is The Favorite For This Year's EPL Crown - Chelsea Or Manchester United?

Posted Friday, August 13, 2010 by YAHOO Sport98 hits

QUESTION: Who is the favorite for this year's EPL crown - Chelsea or Manchester United? Shane Evans: With the EPL season set to start this weekend, I believe that it's going to be Chelsea's year once again. Filled with enough savvy veterans and a few young faces (some incoming), the Blues have what it takes to repeat as Champions and keep Sir Alex away from that elusive 19th title. Allen Ramse...Full Story »

Italy's Rai to stop showing controversial replays

Posted Tuesday, July 27, 2010 by YAHOO Sport42 hits

MILAN, July 26 (Reuters) - Italy's Rai television will stop showing replays of controversial refereeing decisions this season in a bid to increase debate about tactical issues. The company wants to avoid the heated, if entertaining, arguments which often erupt between pundits on its late night weekend highlights show when referee calls are questioned. “Now we can think about a football w...Full Story »

France prepared to replace Anelka

Posted Tuesday, June 22, 2010 by PA138 hits

France will be without striker Nicolas Anelka for the all-important final Group A match against South Africa after the Chelsea forward was sent home for insulting coach Raymond Domenech. Andre-Pierre Gignac or Thierry Henry are the favourites to replace him. Jeremy Toulalan is suspended for the game in Bloemfontein after picking up two yellow cards. South Africa goalkeeper Moeneeb Jospeh...Full Story »

Upson to replace Carragher

Posted Monday, June 21, 2010 by PA33 hits

West Ham defender Matthew Upson will replace Jamie Carragher in England's vital World Cup Group C game against Slovenia on Wednesday. With Ledley King injured and Carragher suspended, coach Fabio Capello confirmed Upson will play in Port Elizabeth. A regular during qualifying games for the finals in South Africa, the 31-year-old will partner John Terry. "Upson will play because he always...Full Story »

Montolivo ready to replace Pirlo

Posted Thursday, June 10, 2010 by PA41 hits

Riccardo Montolivo is ready to step in as Andrea Pirlo's replacement in Italy's opening two World Cup games. The experienced Pirlo is set to miss games against Paraguay and New Zealand through a calf injury but could return in time for the Azzurri's final Group F match against Slovakia on June 24. With Pirlo out, Italy coach Marcello Lippi is likely to give Fiorentina midfielder Montolivo a sta...Full Story »

Ideye replaces Mikel

Posted Saturday, June 05, 2010 by PA22 hits

Nigeria have called up uncapped Sochaux forward Brown Ideye to replace John Obi Mikel in their squad for the World Cup after the Chelsea midfielder was ruled out of the tournament due to injury. There are conflicting reports regarding the injury suffered by Mikel, with media officer Idah Peterside saying it was an ankle injury rather than the knee problem team co-ordinator, Emmanuel Attah, had ...Full Story »

Man Utd boss Ferguson confident of keeping EPL title

Posted Friday, March 05, 2010 by Tribalfootball.com125 hits

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is confident his team will retain the league title this season. The Scottish tactician admits that there are three clubs vying for the championship but has backed his Red Devils in with 10 matches remaining. "Arsenal are bang in the frame now," Ferguson told his club's official website. "They have the easiest programme on paper and it will be an in...Full Story »

Spurs made to battle for replay

Posted Sunday, February 14, 2010 by PA20 hits

Tottenham were out-played for long periods but hit the crossbar twice and missed a second-half penalty as their exhilarating FA Cup fifth round tie at Bolton finished 1-1.Wanderers were the superior side for an hour and opened the scoring in the 34th minute when a flowing 16-pass move started by goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen culminated in Kevin Davies scoring from 12 yards.But Jermain Defoe's cl...Full Story »

Fuller earns Potters replay

Posted Sunday, February 14, 2010 by PA22 hits

Ricardo Fuller powered home a second-half header from Rory Delap's long throw to earn Stoke an FA Cup fifth-round replay with Manchester City following the 1-1 draw. Shaun Wright-Phillips had tapped City into a first-half lead after a disastrous blunder by Ryan Shawcross in front of England boss Fabio Capello. But Stoke refused to give in and when Shay Given failed to come off his line to co...Full Story »

Mattock earns Baggies a replay

Posted Sunday, February 14, 2010 by PA24 hits

Reading winger Jimmy Kebe scored one of the fastest goals in FA Cup history but the Royals were pegged back 2-2 by West Brom in a captivating fifth-round clash.Kebe scored after just nine seconds at the Madejski Stadium to kick-start a thoroughly entertaining cup tie which saw both sides reduced to 10 men.Robert Koren soon equalised but Reading substitute Simon Church looked to have put Brian Mc...Full Story »

Buddies hold out for replay

Posted Sunday, February 07, 2010 by PA34 hits

Kris Boyd and Kenny Miller both made their comebacks for Rangers but could not prevent their Active Nation Scottish Cup tie against St Mirren being forced to a replay after a 0-0 draw. The strike duo were both back from injury and thrown into the fifth round tie in the second half in a bid to see the holders take another step towards retaining the trophy. But neither side - who meet again in...Full Story »

Buddies hold out for replay

Posted Saturday, February 06, 2010 by PA21 hits

Kris Boyd and Kenny Miller both made their comebacks for Rangers but could not prevent their Active Nation Scottish Cup tie against St Mirren being forced to a replay after a 0-0 draw. The strike duo were both back from injury and thrown into the fifth round tie in the second half in a bid to see the holders take another step towards retaining the trophy. But neither side - who meet again in...Full Story »

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