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United survive scare to sink plucky Clarets

Posted Saturday, January 16, 2010 by PA10 hits

Manchester United claimed a much-needed victory over Burnley to ease their worries on the field even if they are piling up outside Old Trafford.Chants of "We want the Glazers out" from the Stretford End emphasised the debt mountain being carried by the Red Devils.For a long time it looked as though it was hanging round the players' necks too.But a five-minute purple patch just after the hour br...Full Story »

McLeish to be offered new Blues deal

Posted Saturday, January 16, 2010 by PA10 hits

Birmingham are set to offer a new contract to manager Alex McLeish after he expressed a desire to sign an extended deal with the midlands club. Blues chief executive Michael Dunford confirmed owner Carson Yeung and the new board at St Andrew's want to "tie down" McLeish and his backroom staff on a long-term basis. McLeish led Birmingham to promotion from the Coca Cola Championship last season an...Full Story »

McLeish looks to extend Blues contract

Posted Saturday, January 16, 2010 by PA8 hits

Birmingham manager Alex McLeish wants to extend his current contract and that of his backroom staff. McLeish has 18 months left of his present deal which he signed when replacing Steve Bruce at St Andrew's just over two years ago. He is being touted as one of the contenders as Liverpool manager if Rafael Benitez should leave Anfield. But the former Scotland and Rangers boss is hoping there is...Full Story »

Mexican soccer club Santos hires Uruguayan defender Lacerda

Posted Tuesday, January 12, 2010 by chinaview.cn19 hits

MEXICO CITY, Jan. 11 (Xinhua) -- Soccer team Santos Laguna, from Torreon in northern Mexico state Coahuila, has hired Uruguayan defender Jonathan Lacerda, team manager Ruben Omar Romano told Mexican broadcasters on Monday.     "He will arrive on Tuesday morning," Romano told media. "He will be a great help. He is a really interesting defender," he added.     San...Full Story »

Tevez claims City hat-trick

Posted Monday, January 11, 2010 by PA10 hits

Carlos Tevez scored his first Manchester City hat-trick to send Roberto Mancini's men soaring into the top four following their 4-1 victory over Blackburn.It may have been snowing in these parts recently but Tevez is on a real hot streak.His seven-minute opener put City in charge, and then, after Micah Richards had added a brilliant second, he scored twice more after the interval to take his go...Full Story »

'Let's not reach for the stars too soon,' says Birmingham City's Alex McLeish

Posted Monday, January 11, 2010 by theguardian.com13 hits

Alex McLeish, left, shakes hands with Sir Alex Ferguson, his former manager at Aberdeen, after the 1-1 draw between Birmingham City and Manchester United. Photograph:  Getty Images There can be no better barometer of Birmingham City's progress this season than the disappointment etched on the faces of Alex McLeish's players after the final whistle on Saturday. Not so long ago holding Manch...Full Story »

Alex McLeish and Birmingham shine as Ferguson's problems mount

Posted Sunday, January 10, 2010 by theguardian.com30 hits

The two Scottish managers each took a point, but there's no doubt who will be the happier Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson (left) looks on as his former player Alex McLeish, Birmingham's manager, argues with the fourth official Mike Jones. Photograph: Action Images Forget manager of the month for December. If Birmingham City can sustain this form over the remainder of the season A...Full Story »

Alex McLeish ponders £9m move for Sunderland striker Kenwyne Jones

Posted Thursday, January 07, 2010 by theguardian.com5 hits

Kenwyne Jones celebrates his goal with Darren Bent during the drawn match between Manchester United and Sunderland in early October. Photograph: Getty Images Birmingham City are considering making a £9m bid for the Sunderland striker Kenwyne Jones in another bold statement of their ambitions under the new owner, Carson Yeung. Alex McLeish retains an interest in signing the Liverpool forwar...Full Story »

Uefa warns Chelsea and Manchester City over huge losses

Posted Thursday, January 07, 2010 by theguardian.com18 hits

Roman Abramovich, the Chelsea owner, faces a threat over the club's losses from Uefa. Photograph: PA Manchester City and Chelsea face being excluded from the Champions League unless they can work the huge losses both have announced over the past seven days down to break-even levels within four seasons. Uefa is working up formal regulations that will entrench Michel Platini's plan to ensure that...Full Story »

Burnley boss Owen Coyle closes in on Bolton switch

Posted Wednesday, January 06, 2010 by BBC.com12 hits

Burnley boss Owen Coyle looks set to be appointed the new Bolton manager after the Clarets revealed he had "reaffirmed his desire to leave" Turf Moor. But Burnley and Bolton are yet to agree compensation for the Scot. It is believed that Burnley want about £3m for Coyle, who signed a 12-month extension to his three-year contract in the summer. Bolton are looking for a new manager afte...Full Story »

Atletico conjure a 'miracle' but Madrid and Barcelona fail to sparkle

Posted Tuesday, January 05, 2010 by theguardian.com45 hits

Atletico Madrid's captain, Antonio Lopez, centre, celebrates their second goal against Sevilla. At night he tosses and turns but just can't sleep. Every time he shuts his eyes, Didier Drogba and Michael Ballack emerge from the shadows and rear up before him, invading his every thought, tormenting him, climbing inside his fragile conscience and confronting him with his sins. It is, he says, "a ...Full Story »

Portsmouth face freefall fears as club enters uncertain transfer window

Posted Sunday, January 03, 2010 by theguardian.com11 hits

David James is one of the likely departures from Fratton Park this transfer window, with a move to Tottenham on the cards. Concern is growing on the south coast that Avram Grant will be unable to strengthen a threadbare Portsmouth squad as he seeks to save the club, four points adrift at the bottom of the Premier League, from relegation. Portsmouth do not expect to be able to deal in the trans...Full Story »

McLeish ponders permanent Hart deal

Posted Wednesday, December 30, 2009 by The Independent8 hits

The Birmingham City manager, Alex McLeish, may yet yet try to sign the goalkeeper Joe Hart permanently next month to avert fears of losing him in the summer. Hart, on a season-long loan from Manchester City, has been one of the cornerstones of the Blues' remarkable run of 11 consecutive Premier League matches without defeat, equalling a 101-year-old top-flight club record. The 22-year-old's la...Full Story »

United close gap on Blues with win

Posted Sunday, December 27, 2009 by PA22 hits

Wayne Rooney rescued Manchester United after almost playing the Barclays Premier League champions into trouble during a 3-1 victory at struggling Hull.Rooney gave United the lead in first-half stoppage time at the KC Stadium but then gifted Hull a route back with the mistake that led to Craig Fagan's penalty equaliser.The England striker then stepped up a gear to force an own goal from Andy Daw...Full Story »

Fabregas masterclass fires a warning

Posted Sunday, December 27, 2009 by PA5 hits

Captain Cesc Fabregas came off the bench to inspire the Gunners to a 3-0 win over Aston Villa which hauls them back into the Barclays Premier League title race.The Spaniard, who had been out with a hamstring problem, netted a superb free-kick on 65 minutes and then scored a fine breakaway goal before being substituted as a precaution.Abou Diaby netted a third in stoppage time at Emirates Stadiu...Full Story »

Wolves boss Mick McCarthy had the last laugh as his recalled first-choice players overcame Burnley 2-0 thanks to goals from Nenad Milijas and Kevin Doyle to move out of the Barclays Premier League bot

Posted Sunday, December 20, 2009 by PA23 hits

McCarthy had come in for heavy criticism after fielding a virtual reserve team at Manchester United in midweek to ensure his players were fresh to face the Clarets.But any anger among the Wolves fans over that move was forgotten as Milijas and Doyle secured a third win in four matches for the midlands club.It moved them level on 19 points with Burnley who have now gone seven games without a win...Full Story »

Nugent earns Clarets point

Posted Saturday, December 26, 2009 by PA11 hits

David Nugent gave a timely reminder of his scoring ability at Turf Moor as he secured a point for Burnley as their Premier League clash with Bolton ended 1-1.The striker's loan deal from Portsmouth is up shortly and he has struggled to hold down a place in the Clarets' starting XI.However, he was recalled against Bolton and took his chance by finding the target in the 56th minute.It was only Nu...Full Story »

United stunned by classy Cottagers

Posted Saturday, December 19, 2009 by PA28 hits

Manchester United's pursuit of the Barclays Premier League title suffered a humiliating setback as Bobby Zamora inspired Fulham to a sensational 3-0 win at Craven Cottage.Danny Murphy opened the scoring from 30-yards after capitalising on a blunder by Paul Scholes and Zamora continued his rich vein of form with the second a minute after the interval.It was Zamora's fifth goal in four games and ...Full Story »

Hard times force new equality on the Premier League's economic miracle

Posted Sunday, December 27, 2009 by theguardian.com21 hits

John Terry reacts after Aston Villa's James Collins headed the winner at Villa Park in October. The question we all dread from foreign visitors to these islands is: "What does Britain actually do?" All we can say is that we surge into cities on overcrowded trains and then disperse mysteriously, pointlessly invade far-off countries and talk an awful lot about the Premier League. England's highe...Full Story »

Ki Sung-yueng begins training with new club Celtic

Posted Friday, December 25, 2009 by AP9 hits

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP)—South Korea midfielder Ki Sung-yueng has begun training with Celtic even though he cannot play for his new club until next month. Ki trained with his new teammates for the first time in snow and ice on Thursday and says he expects to be playing in the Scottish Premier League by the middle of January. The 20-year-old Ki is eligible to make his debut in the Jan. 3 ma...Full Story »

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