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Conte is the key behind Juventus' turnaround

Posted Thursday, December 08, 2011 by YAHOO Sport73 hits

ROME (AP)—Anyone looking for a snapshot of Juventus’ early season success should look no further than Antonio Conte’s leaping, fist-pumping celebrations on the touchline. The Juventus coach is transmitting the same intensity, desire and spirit to the squad that he showed in 12 years as a key midfielder with the club. As Pavel Nedved, another former Juventus midfielder, descri...Full Story »

Gary made Wales contenders

Posted Monday, November 28, 2011 by The Sun116 hits

A TRUE GREAT ... Gary Speed THE word 'great' is used far too often in football. But Gary Speed was not only a great player, he was also a great man. A midfielder who became a manager, he was the model professional and you will never hear a player, past or present, say a bad word about Speed. The late Sir Bobby Robson famously described Speed as one of his 'blue chip' players. That in a team ...Full Story »

Chelsea FC vs Liverpool preview - Liverpool are still contenders - Villas-Boas

Posted Sunday, November 20, 2011 by PA285 hits

Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas has refused to rule Liverpool out of the Barclays Premier League title race, despite them having slipped 12 points behind leaders Manchester City. Three draws in their last three home games have seen the Reds lose touch at the top of the table, and they could be 15 points behind by the time they face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday should City win again on ...Full Story »

Juventus' Giuseppe Marotta: Antonio Conte is definitely a top coach

Posted Tuesday, November 01, 2011 by YAHOO Sport47 hits

Juventus general director Giuseppe Marotta has taken the time to praise head coach Antonio Conte, who he feels has made an impressive start to the season. "Conte’s definitely a top manager," Marotta said in a telephone interview with Radio Uno. "Antonio had the profile of a coach that we were looking for. We were after a man with attachment to the shirt and who knows what Juventus mean, c...Full Story »

West Brom vs Liverpool preview - Hodgson content with Long call-up

Posted Saturday, October 29, 2011 by PA71 hits

West Brom will be without striker Shane Long when they host Liverpool on Saturday. The Republic of Ireland international will be sidelined for six weeks with the knee injury suffered during last weekend's clash with Aston Villa, but the former Reading man has been named in the Republic of Ireland`s Euro 2012 play-off squad to face Estonia in a fortnight. Baggies manager Roy Hodgson diffused a ...Full Story »

Wenger sees discontent, says skepticism too high

Posted Thursday, October 27, 2011 by 69 hits

LONDON (AP)—Arsene Wenger acknowledged that there is skepticism and discontent among Arsenal fans, but asked a stormy shareholders’ meeting Thursday to continue trusting in his team despite a seven-year trophy drought. “Not many people at the moment are behind us,” Wenger said at one of the most heated annual general meetings of his 15-year reign following Arsenal’...Full Story »

Sevilla vs Racing de Santander preview - Marcelino not content to rest on laurels

Posted Tuesday, October 25, 2011 by PA502 hits

Sevilla coach Marcelino Garcia Toral wants his team to forget about their impressive draw against Barcelona and instead focus solely on their clash with Racing Santander in the Primera Division. Sevilla claimed a point at the Nou Camp on Saturday in a match with an explosive ending which saw Lionel Messi miss a penalty and Frederic Kanoute and Fernando Navarro sent off in injury-time, both of...Full Story »

Fulham 1 : 1 Blackburn Rovers - No victor in poor contest

Posted Sunday, September 11, 2011 by PA29 hits

Fulham and Blackburn languish in the Barclays Premier League relegation zone after a fighting out a drab 1-1 draw at Craven Cottage. Both sides went into the match on the back of miserable starts to the season and the result did little to lift the spirits of either sets of fans. Fulham edged first-half proceedings but fell behind to a moment of magic from Ruben Rochina, who launched an unstopp...Full Story »

Conte and Juve off to a flyer in new stadium

Posted Sunday, September 11, 2011 by YAHOO Sport30 hits

Juventus delivered new coach Antonio Conte a flying start to the season in their new stadium with a 4-1 thrashing of Parma on Sunday. Stephan Lichsteiner and Arturo Vidal on their debuts alongside Simone Pepe and Claudio Marchisio scored the goals to hand the Old Lady of Turin the ideal start. Former Juve forward Sebastian Giovinco scored an injury-time consolation from the spot after Paolo De...Full Story »

Fulham vs Aston Villa preview - Zamora in contention for Cottagers

Posted Saturday, August 13, 2011 by PA142 hits

Bobby Zamora will lead the Fulham attack against Aston Villa despite having a broken hand. The England striker suffered the injury playing at NK Split in the Europa League two weeks ago, but played the return leg while wearing a protective cast and will do the same on Saturday. John Arne Riise is likely to make his Premier League debut for the Cottagers but his brother Bjorn Helge is out with ...Full Story »

Liverpool vs Sunderland preview - Suarez in contention for Reds

Posted Saturday, August 13, 2011 by PA160 hits

Striker Luis Suarez could play in Liverpool's opening match of the Barclays Premier League campaign at home to Sunderland despite only returning to training on Monday. The Uruguay international's involvement in winning the Copa America prevented him from featuring in the club's pre-season but manager Kenny Dalglish will consider him for selection. New signings Stewart Downing, Charlie Adam, Jo...Full Story »

With Falcao, Yepes & Armero - Colombia is no longer a dark horse, it is a real Copa America contender

Posted Saturday, July 16, 2011 by YAHOO Sport131 hits

It was a Copa America group stage full of difficulty and discomfort for the traditional giants of South America, even if, in the end, the names of the eight teams who battled through to the quarterfinals were more or less predictable. Argentina and Brazil were both held to draws by the unheralded football nations of Bolivia and Venezuela respectively, before reasserting their form in time to mak...Full Story »

Inter's Samuel Eto'o contemplating move to Premier League

Posted Thursday, June 16, 2011 by YAHOO Sport152 hits

Inter attacker Samuel Eto'o has somewhat surprisingly revealed that he could leave the world champions for a move to the Premier League in the summer transfer window.Eto'o claimed that he would not leave the Giuseppe Meazza shortly after his side's Coppa Italia triumph back in May, but the Cameroon international appears to be having second thoughts as he considers a move to England."I am current...Full Story »

Russian title contenders Lokomotiv Moscow sack coach

Posted Tuesday, June 07, 2011 by YAHOO Sport112 hits

 Lokomotiv Moscow have fired coach Yuri Krasnozhan despite the railway side being among the Russian Premier League title contenders. “The contract of Yuri Krasnozhan is terminated with immediate effect because of negligence in his job,” Lokomotiv said in a statement on their website  without giving further details. Krasnozhan was sacked following an executive board meetin...Full Story »

Conte named new Juventus coach

Posted Wednesday, June 01, 2011 by Supersport.com41 hits

Former midfielder Antonio Conte became the latest in a long line of coaches tasked with trying to revive the fortunes of once mighty Juventus on Tuesday. Conte has signed a two-year contract, the Turin-based club said in a statement. Juve, who finished seventh in Serie A for a second successive season, sacked Luigi Del Neri last season after just one term in charge and have turned to the Sie...Full Story »

Siena free Conte to join Juventus

Posted Tuesday, May 17, 2011 by YAHOO Sport45 hits

ROME (AFP) - Former Juventus captain Antonio Conte is free to join the club as coach if they want him, according to his current club Siena. Conte spent the majority of his playing career at Juve and has just guided Siena to promotion to Serie A. Juve are widely expected to let coach Luigi Delneri go following this weekend's final match of the season after another campaign of under-achievement....Full Story »

Liverpool vs Tottenham Hotspur preview - Reds have Carroll in contention

Posted Sunday, May 15, 2011 by PA188 hits

Liverpool striker Andy Carroll could return to the squad to face Tottenham at Anfield on Sunday. The £35million record signing has missed two of the last three matches with a knee injury sustained at Arsenal in mid-April but trained this week and may take his place on the bench. Midfielder Raul Meireles was forced off with a minor injury in Monday's 5-2 demolition of Fulham but has also...Full Story »

Bari 2 : 3 AS Roma - Roma win tumultuous contest

Posted Sunday, May 01, 2011 by PA44 hits

Roma remained in the hunt for a place in the Champions League next season with a dramatic 3-2 win over Bari, despite ending the game with only nine men and missing a penalty. Simone Bentivoglio put the home team in front with the first of three penalties in the 25th minute. Francesco Totti levelled after half an hour, but Erik Huseklepp gave a spirited Bari the lead again just before the break...Full Story »

Birmingham vs Wolves preview - Zigic back in contention

Posted Sunday, May 01, 2011 by PA121 hits

Birmingham striker Nikola Zigic could return for the Barclays Premier League derby with relegation rivals Wolves at St Andrew's on Sunday. The Serbia international has been troubled with a groin problem recently but has resumed full training. Zigic's return would be a welcome boost as Obafemi Martins has been ruled out for the season with a stress fracture of the leg which has required surgery...Full Story »

AP Interview: Platini weighs role in FIFA contest

Posted Thursday, March 24, 2011 by YAHOO Sport9 hits

PARIS (AP)—UEFA President Michel Platini knows he can play a central role in the FIFA leadership election between his “two friends” Sepp Blatter and Mohamed bin Hammam. However, Platini will consult UEFA colleagues before deciding if he should advise European voters to support Blatter or bin Hammam, the Qatari who leads the Asian Football Confederation. “I am in the mid...Full Story »

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