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Dirk Kuyt 'desperate' to end Liverpool trophy drought with League Cup win

Posted Wednesday, October 26, 2011 by YAHOO Sport71 hits

Dirk Kuyt hopes Liverpool can continue their smooth progression in the League Cup by beating Stoke City and admits he is "desperate" to end the club's trophy drought.“In all my time as a Liverpool player I have been close to winning trophies," he told the club’s official website. Kuyt has come close a few times to ending his silverware drought on Merseyside, and now setting his sight...Full Story »

Thomas Vermaelen tells Arsenal fans not to worry

Posted Wednesday, October 26, 2011 by The Sun72 hits

TROTT OFF ... Vermaelen winces on duty last night THOMAS VERMAELEN has told fans not to worry — despite his Carling Cup injury fright. Vermaelen limped off last night on his first start for Arsenal in two months. Arsene Wenger claimed the Belgium star was in so much agony he "couldn't go on". Yet Vermaelen insists he is not facing another lengthy lay-off. He said: "I had a small cramp...Full Story »

FA charge Chelsea, demand Villas-Boas explanation

Posted Wednesday, October 26, 2011 by YAHOO Sport38 hits

Chelsea were charged by the Football Association on Tuesday for the behaviour of their players during their weekend defeat to Queens Park Rangers in which they had two sent off. The governing body has also written to manager Andre Villas-Boas to demand an explanation of his post-match comments about referee Chris Foy. The Chelsea boss was highly critical of Foy who dismissed right back Jose Bo...Full Story »

Chelsea hit with FA charge after derby defeat

Posted Wednesday, October 26, 2011 by YAHOO Sport31 hits

The Football Association has charged Chelsea with failing to control its players during the ill-tempered Premier League match against Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road. The charge, issued Tuesday, relates to the surrounding of referee Chris Foy following his decision to give a straight red card to right back Jose Bosingwa in the 33rd minute, the first of two sending-offs for the visitors in th...Full Story »

FA to probe allegation against Terry

Posted Wednesday, October 26, 2011 by YAHOO Sport29 hits

The Football Association (FA) is to launch a probe into the west London derby between Queens Park Rangers and Chelsea played at the weekend after receiving a complaint over an alleged incident of racist abuse, the FA said on Tuesday. Immediately after the Premier League game on Sunday, Chelsea and England captain John Terry issued a statement denying that he made a racist slur against Rangers d...Full Story »

Fabio Capello hails Mario Balotelli

Posted Tuesday, October 25, 2011 by The Sun184 hits

HE'S FAB ... Capello saluted Mario FABIO CAPELLO last night saluted Manchester City hero Mario Balotelli as a reformed character. And he praised City manager Roberto Mancini for keeping faith with the bad-boy striker. England boss Capello said: "Balotelli is no longer the person he was a little while ago. "He accepts referees' decisions and has put himself at the team's disposal. "It is due...Full Story »

Arsene Wenger still sick from Carling Cup final defeat

Posted Tuesday, October 25, 2011 by The Sun137 hits

AGONY ... Arsene Wenger ARSENE WENGER admits he will forever be haunted by Arsenal's Carling Cup final defeat by Birmingham. A last-gasp comical mix-up between Wojciech Szczesny and Laurent Koscielny allowed Obafemi Martins to roll in the winner at Wembley last February. Arsenal went from a side chasing the Quadruple to also-rans — winning just three of their last 15 matches, finishing ...Full Story »

Fabregas denies racially abusing Kanoute

Posted Monday, October 24, 2011 by YAHOO Sport43 hits

* Barca and Spain midfielder says he is not a racist * Sevilla’s Kanoute says he was “provoked and insulted” * Pair bury hatchet after speaking by telephone (Adds telephone conversation) BARCELONA, Oct 23 (Reuters) - Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas denied on Sunday that he racially abused Sevilla’s Malian striker Frederic Kanoute in Saturday’s 0-0 La Liga draw...Full Story »

Arsene Wenger is gunner face the music

Posted Sunday, October 23, 2011 by hits

ABOVE: Arsene Wenger believes he has nothing to fear ahead of club's AGM meeting Arsene Wenger insists he has nothing to fear ahead of Thursday’s AGM with Arsenal shareholders. The meeting could well prove a stormy one for both the manager and the board as disgruntled Gunners’ diehards ask tough questions about the side’s desperate start to the season. Yet Wenger, who will b...Full Story »

Barcelona 0 : 0 Sevilla - Barca held in dramatic fashion

Posted Saturday, October 22, 2011 by PA87 hits

Sevilla goalkeeper Javi Varas saved a stoppage-time Lionel Messi penalty to cap a brilliant display as his team became the first to shut out Barcelona in the Primera Division at the Nou Camp this season. The game ended in controversial fashion with Sevilla reduced to nine men, Frederic Kanoute sent off for two bookable offences after the penalty award - the first for kicking the ball off the sp...Full Story »

Stenhousemuir 1 : 1 Brechin City - Warriors fail to make numbers count

Posted Saturday, October 22, 2011 by PA13 hits

Stenhousemuir failed to make the most of their numerical advantage as 10-man Brechin held out for a 1-1 draw. The opener came on the half-hour mark when Stenhousemuir's William Lyle upended Bryan Hodge in the area. Charlie King stepped up to score his second penalty in as many games. Hodge then turned from hero to villain, fouling Eric Paton to receive his marching orders. Stenhousemuir soon ...Full Story »

Cowdenbeath 3 : 1 Forfar Athletic - Stewart inspires Cowdenbeath

Posted Saturday, October 22, 2011 by PA32 hits

Two goals from striker Greg Stewart helped Cowdenbeath to a 3-1 victory over Forfar. Cowdenbeath took the lead on the hour mark when substitute Lewis Coult hit a well-placed shot into the bottom-left corner from the edge of the area after being set up by Scott Linton's cross. Eight minutes later Stewart doubled the home side's lead when he latched onto Mark McKenzie's pass before driving a lef...Full Story »

Partick Thistle 2 : 2 Falkirk - Erskine salvages point for Partick

Posted Saturday, October 22, 2011 by PA21 hits

Chris Erskine's injury-time equaliser rescued a 2-2 draw for Partick at home to Falkirk. Just five minutes earlier, Kallum Higginbotham thought he had grabbed a late winner for the Bairns. Striker Farid El Alagui gave the visitors the lead 10 minutes before half-time, heading home Blair Alston's cross. But David Rowson levelled for the hosts three minutes after the restart, firing home from w...Full Story »

Blackburn Rovers vs Tottenham Hotspur preview - Kean focussed on Spurs clash amid further fan protests

Posted Sunday, October 23, 2011 by PA92 hits

Blackburn manager Steve Kean insists he is concentrating on kick-starting his team's season this weekend despite the backdrop of another fans protest looming. Sunday's match at home to Tottenham will see an organised group of supporters march to Ewood Park prior to kick-off and stage a 45-minute sit in after the match. It will be third successive home game fans have called for Kean to be sacke...Full Story »

Roma's Franco Baldini reveals failed approach for Barcelona's Pep Guardiola

Posted Saturday, October 22, 2011 by YAHOO Sport38 hits

Roma general manager Franco Baldini revealed that the club approached Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola in the summer.The Serie A side, owned by an American consortium led by Thomas DiBenedetto, was on the lookout for a new coach in the summer to replace Vincenzo Montella. Roma's choice fell on Barcelona B coach Luis Enrique, but Franco Baldini, who was officially presented by the club on Friday, re...Full Story »

Valencia vs Athletic Bilbao preview - Guaita appeals to Los Che fans

Posted Sunday, October 23, 2011 by PA62 hits

Valencia goalkeeper Vicente Guaita has urged his side's supporters to play their part as Los Che try to bounce back from their midweek Champions League defeat against Bayer Leverkusen with a three-point haul against Athletic Bilbao. Guaita, who makes way for Diego Alves in European games, was a helpless spectator on the bench as Valencia surrendered a 1-0 half-time lead against Leverkusen to sl...Full Story »

Chelsea & Liverpool face £40m Inter fight over winger

Posted Saturday, October 22, 2011 by Givemesport.com128 hits

Inter Milan are the latest club to be linked with a January move for Belgian sensation Eden Hazard. The Lille winger is being courted by Europe's elite, with clubs from France, Spain, Italy and England all thought to be keen on landing the 20-year-old in the New Year after failing to secure his services in the summer. Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish is a known admirer of the player, whilst Les...Full Story »

Fox, Telemundo get US World Cup rights

Posted Saturday, October 22, 2011 by YAHOO Sport11 hits

ZURICH (AP)—Fox won the English-language U.S. television rights for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups on Friday, outbidding ESPN and NBC for soccer’s showpiece tournament. Fox agreed to pay more than $400 million for the two-tournament package, a person familiar with the bidding told The Associated Press, speaking on condition of anonymity because the figure was not made public. ESPN pa...Full Story »

Cowdenbeath vs Forfar preview - O'Brien back in good health

Posted Saturday, October 22, 2011 by PA15 hits

Cowdenbeath defender Thomas O'Brien will return to the squad to face Forfar after shaking off the illness that sidelined him last week. But player/manager Colin Cameron has been ruled out with a groin strain, Dean Brett, Kal Naismith, Danny McKay and Dene Droudge are struggling with respective knee injuries and Mark Ramsay (ankle) is also unavailable. Cameron said: "The second half last week a...Full Story »

Partick vs Falkirk preview - O'Donnell worry for Thistle

Posted Saturday, October 22, 2011 by PA20 hits

Recent Partick signing Stephen O'Donnell is a doubt for the visit of Falkirk because of a calf injury but he will be given until kick-off to prove his fitness. Boss Jackie McNamara had already ruled out Willie Kinniburgh, Ryan McBeth, Scott Robertson and Iain Flannigan through injury to leave the Firhill squad stretched. McNamara is looking for an improvement following his side's loss to Raith...Full Story »

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