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Montolivo: I'm at AC Milan to replace Pirlo

Posted Friday, September 07, 2012 by YAHOO Sport61 hits

Riccardo Montolivo is determined to make an impact at AC Milan and aims to emulate Andrea Pirlo at the San Siro. The latter left the Rossoneri for Juventus in the summer of 2011 after a 10-year spell at the club, and the former Fiorentina man feels it is up to him to make the Milan fans forgot about the illustrious playmaker. "Whether I’m here to replace Pirlo? Yes that’s what I...Full Story »

Giroud not aiming to replace Van Persie at Arsenal

Posted Thursday, September 06, 2012 by 47 hits

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has insisted that he has not set himself the challenge of replacing Robin van Persie at the Emirates Stadium. The France striker is determined to do things his own way after completing his move from Ligue 1 champion Montpellier for a fee of around 12 million euros. Giroud has failed to find the target in his three appearances in the Premier League so far and war...Full Story »

Hodgson opts against replacing Carroll in England squad

Posted Monday, September 03, 2012 by Goal.com69 hits

The 23-year-old striker injured his hamstring during an impressive West Ham debut on Saturday afternoon and will miss out on the Three Lions' upcoming World Cup qualifiers England manager Roy Hodgson has opted against calling up another striker despite Andy Carroll being ruled out of the upcoming World Cup qualifiers, according to the Daily Mail. The 23-year-old made his West Ham debut on Sa...Full Story »

Policy change to make EPL tickets more accessible

Posted Friday, August 31, 2012 by YAHOO Sport87 hits

Traveling American soccer fans will have access to some marquee English Premier League games for the first time and could eventually have full access to all games after a groundbreaking shift in ticketing procedures for the world's most popular domestic competition. For years, soccer-loving Americans visiting Britain faced disappointment due to the previously restrictive and complicated proces...Full Story »

Martinez: Moses is irreplaceable for Wigan

Posted Thursday, August 30, 2012 by YAHOO Sport48 hits

Wigan manager Roberto Martinez believes that  Victor Moses is irreplaceable, following the attacker’s switch to Chelsea. Moses completed a move to Stamford Bridge last week and Martinez has revealed that he remains open to adding to his squad before the end of the transfer window in light of the departure. The Spanish boss does not expect to be able to replace the Nigeria internatio...Full Story »

Galliani: AC Milan will replace Ibrahimovic with a champion

Posted Wednesday, July 18, 2012 by Goal.com186 hits

AC Milan CEO Adriano Galliani has promised that the club will replace Zlatan Ibrahimovic with "a champion", while at the same time revealing that Robinho will remain at San Siro. AC Milan CEO Adriano Galliani has promised that the club will replace Zlatan Ibrahimovic with "a champion", while at the same time revealing that Robinho will remain at San Siro. It had been speculated that Robinho ...Full Story »

Dubai club replaces Maradona with Bruno Mets

Posted Tuesday, July 17, 2012 by YAHOO Sport39 hits

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- The Dubai soccer club that fired Diego Maradona as coach has hired his successor - Bruno Metsu, a Frenchman who was once the national coach of Qatar and Senegal. The Al Wasl club says Metsu signed a two-year contract Tuesday and will join the team next week. Financial terms were not disclosed. The hiring comes a week after Al Wasl fired Maradona a year before...Full Story »

Roma boss Zeman looks to replace Liverpool bound Borini

Posted Saturday, July 14, 2012 by Goal.com104 hits

Roma coach Zdenek Zeman has given a strong indication that Fabio Borini is indeed on his way to Liverpool after saying he is looking for a replacement for the striker. The 21-year-old enjoyed an impressive first year at the Stadio Olimpico following a co-ownership move from Parma last summer, with the Giallorossi buying the player outright at the end of the season in a blind auction. Recent ...Full Story »

Silvestre: I'm ready to replace Lucio at Inter

Posted Thursday, July 12, 2012 by Goal.com126 hits

c Matias Silvestre is ready to follow in the footsteps of the departed Lucio at Inter, and develop into a first-team regular at his new club. The Argentine recently completed his loan move from Palermo to the Nerazzurri and insisted that Inter were always his preferred choice, regardless of the interest of a number of other clubs. "Replacing Lucio will be a big responsibility but I'm ready fo...Full Story »

Villas-Boas wants Moutinho to replace Modric at Tottenham

Posted Thursday, July 12, 2012 by Talksport.co.uk249 hits

Andre Villas-Boas admits he’s interested in signing Joao Moutinho as a possible replacement for Luka Modric. The new Spurs chief claims the club are ready to let the wantaway Croatian midfielder leave White Hart Lane if they receive a suitable transfer fee. And Villas-Boas believes Moutinho, who he managed when in charge of Porto, could fill the diminutive star’s boots. “H...Full Story »

Friedel: Tottenham will replace Modric if he decides to leave

Posted Wednesday, July 11, 2012 by YAHOO Sport79 hits

Tottenham goalkeeper Brad Friedel feels the club will not allow playmaker Luka Modric to leave without having a ready replacement in place. Spurs finished fourth in last season’s Premier League but narrowly missed out on Champions League football due to Chelsea winning the competition after beating Bayern Munich on penalties. Friedel has dismissed the notion that Modric’s possible ...Full Story »

Russian FA confirms Redknapp, Capello and Guardiola as candidates to replace Advocaat

Posted Tuesday, July 10, 2012 by YAHOO Sport77 hits

The Russian FA has confirmed former Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp is a candidate to replace Dick Advocaat as head coach of the national team. Redknapp took over at White Hart Lane in 2008 with the club bottom of the league and enjoyed a successful spell helping to guide the team to fourth spot in the Premier League in his final season in charge. Shortly after his axing on June 13, the 65-year-...Full Story »

Manchester City are targeting Newcastle's Fabricio Coloccini and Liverpool’s Daniel Agger as possible replacements for Joleon Lescott.

Posted Tuesday, June 26, 2012 by Talksport.co.uk1486 hits

Manchester City are targeting Newcastle's Fabricio Coloccini and Liverpool’s Daniel Agger as possible replacements for Joleon Lescott. The Blues are looking to bolster their defensive options this summer, leaving a question mark over the future of the England defender. With Roberto Mancini keen on the pair, along with Athletic Bilbao defender Javi Martinez, the 29-year-old England stop...Full Story »

Kalinic to replace injured Olic at Euro 2012

Posted Monday, June 04, 2012 by YAHOO Sport40 hits

Croatia's Nikola Kalinic was called up on Monday to the Euro 2012 squad to replace veteran striker Ivica Olic as scans showed Olic's right thigh injury was more serious than first feared. Ultrasound and MR scans performed on 32-year-old Olic in Munich earlier Monday showed a partial rupture of a right thigh muscle, the Croatian squad doctor said. "The injury that did not seem serious ... unfor...Full Story »

Agent: Dembele can replace Lampard at Chelsea

Posted Sunday, June 03, 2012 by YAHOO Sport76 hits

Moussa Dembele's agent insists the Fulham midfielder can replace Frank Lampard at local rivals Chelsea. Dembele's current deal at Craven Cottage runs out at the end of next season and he is reportedly being chased by Chelsea and Manchester United over a possible £10 million transfer. When asked about Chelsea's interest, Linse said: "It fits Mousa’s ambitions perfectly to become the ...Full Story »

McShane replaces Foley for Irish

Posted Wednesday, May 30, 2012 by UEFA.com61 hits

Originally on standby, Hull City AFC defender Paul McShane has taken the place of Kevin Foley, who has been struggling with injury, in the Republic of Ireland's UEFA EURO 2012 squad. Paul McShane shows his aerial power for Hull City Giovanni Trapattoni has made an 11th-hour change to his Republic of Ireland squad for UEFA EURO 2012 by drafting in defender Paul McShane for Kevin Foley. The ver...Full Story »

Viana replaces Martins after five-year absence

Posted Wednesday, May 30, 2012 by UEFA.com94 hits

SC Braga's Hugo Viana, who has not been involved with Portugal for nearly five years, has been called up to Paulo Bento's UEFA EURO 2012 squad in place of the injured Carlos Martins. Hugo Viana will be hoping to add to his 26 Portugal caps this summer Portugal coach Paulo Bento has been forced to alter his 23-man UEFA EURO 2012 squad following the withdrawal of Granada CF midfielder Carlos Mar...Full Story »

Schmeichel replaces Sorensen in Denmark squad

Posted Wednesday, May 30, 2012 by UEFA.com212 hits

Goalkeeper Thomas Sørensen has been forced to withdraw from Denmark's UEFA EURO 2012 squad due to a back injury, with Kasper Schmeichel taking his place in the 23-man party. Thomas Sørensen will not be travelling to Poland and Ukraine Denmark's first-choice goalkeeper, Thomas Sørensen, will miss UEFA EURO 2012 due to a back injury sustained during Saturday's friendly against Bra...Full Story »

Croatia name Stimac - Bilic's replacement confirmed

Posted Thursday, May 17, 2012 by skysports.com85 hits

Igor Stimac: New Croatia coach Croatia have wasted little time in finding Slaven Bilic's replacement as national coach, confirming Igor Stimac will take the role after Euro 2012. Bilic will guide the Croats into Poland and Ukraine, but he has already agreed a deal to take charge of Lokomotiv Moscow in the summer. Croatia have now made major changes with Stimac confirmed as coach and Davor Suk...Full Story »

Guardiola backs 'irreplaceable' Alves following red card against Betis

Posted Sunday, May 13, 2012 by Goal.com156 hits

Pep Guardiola has defended Dani Alves in the wake of Barcelona's 2-2 draw with Real Betis, declaring that the Brazil international is an "irreplaceable" player. The right-back was given his marching orders for a lunge into Jefferson Montero early in the second half, and meant the Catalans required a last-gasp Seydou Keita equaliser to prevent them from slumping to a surprise defeat in their c...Full Story »

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