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Sam Wallace: Beckham to Blackburn? That's a 'dream' signing that could only end in disaster

Posted Monday, August 23, 2010 by The Independent146 hits

Talking Football: There are better ways to spend £100m than on transfer fees. It could be used to payoff debts and establish financial security to set the club up for life At Ewood Park you cannot help but notice the size of the press box. It is nearly as big as its equivalent at Old Trafford – rows of seats that were installed, presumably, to accommodate the army of reporters that...Full Story »

OFFICIAL: Real Madrid Sign Stuttgart Midfielder Sami Khedira

Posted Friday, July 30, 2010 by YAHOO Sport54 hits

Bundesliga side Stuttgart have confirmed the departure of holding midfielder Sami Khedira to Real Madrid. A report in Bild claims that the Blancos have agreed a fee of €14 million for the services of the Germany international. However, Stuttgart have not disclosed any details about the transfer fee. The 23-year-old midfielder had already agreed personal terms with Madrid on Wednesday and...Full Story »

Uruguay 2–3 Germany: Late Sami Khedira Header Gives Die Mannschaft Third Place

Posted Sunday, July 11, 2010 by Goal.com114 hits

Germany have won third place at the World Cup, claiming the bronze medal position after a fine match against Uruguay. A lively opening period saw the teams go into the break level. Die Mannschaft impressed early and moved ahead thanks to a predatory strike from Thomas Mueller but Edison Cavani had tied the scores by the interval. The Celeste turned the game on its head when Diego Forlan’s...Full Story »

Blue Samurai show England how to play with pride in the shirt

Posted Wednesday, June 30, 2010 by The Independent399 hits

While France and England were the despair of their nations, Japan showed how far you could go when you fight to the last bead of sweat Yuichi Komano, a full-back famed for his courage but also the culprit for Japan in yesterday's penalty shoot-out Japan are still in the margins of world football's elite. Indeed, between the Blue Samurai and the big yellow machine of Brazil there remains a vast...Full Story »

USA 1-2 Ghana: Asamoah Gyan Sends Black Stars Into Quarter Finals After Extra Time Drama

Posted Sunday, June 27, 2010 by Goal.com69 hits

Asamoah Gyan has rifled Ghana into the quarter-finals of the 2010 World Cup after striking early in the first half of extra-time. The game was locked at 1-1 after 90 minutes when a Landon Donavon penalty cancelled out Kevin-Prince Boateng’s opening goal. With a quarter-final showdown with Uruguay awaiting either nation, both teams went on an early charge to find the go-ahead goal in what ...Full Story »

Kaka dismissal spoils successful night for Samba Stars

Posted Sunday, June 20, 2010 by PA31 hits

Kaka was controversially sent off as a brace from Luis Fabiano and an Elano strike helped Brazil ease to a 3-1 victory in their battle with Ivory Coast at Soccer City. Didier Drogba grabbed a late goal for the Elephants, but the game was marred by the late dismissal of Kaka for an off the-the-ball foul on Kader Keita. It came too late, though, for the Elephants to respond as they slipped to a ...Full Story »

Samaras savours historic Greece win

Posted Friday, June 18, 2010 by PA16 hits

Celtic striker Georgios Samaras savoured Greece's first win at the fifth attempt in two World Cup finals. Otto Rehhagel's side secured a 2-1 victory against 10-man Nigeria at the Free State Stadium to give them a glimmer of hope of reaching the next stage. Samaras, who stepped off the bench to play his part in the victory, was delighted at the result. He said: "We have a very good team a...Full Story »

Serbia 0–1 Ghana: Asamoah Gyan Penalty Gifts Black Stars Win

Posted Monday, June 14, 2010 by Goal.com195 hits

The Black Stars became the first African team to win a World Cup finals match on African soil, defeating the Beli Orlovi... The opening game of World Cup Group D was dramatically won by Ghana, who scored a late penalty to punish a Serbia side whose lack of discipline was ultimately decisive. Though the first half failed to produce any goals, there were chances at either end. Despite early in...Full Story »

Samaras: Fight is on for second

Posted Saturday, June 05, 2010 by PA19 hits

Greece striker Georgios Samaras expects an open fight for second place behind Argentina in World Cup Group B. The Celtic ace expects the South Americans to come out on top and admits Otto Rehhagel's side will be battling with South Korea and Nigeria for second spot. "I think Argentina will be easy group winners," he told "For the rest there are three countries, Nigeria, South...Full Story »

Blue Brazil samba to success

Posted Sunday, May 16, 2010 by PA22 hits

Cowdenbeath completed their remarkable journey to the First Division at the expense of Brechin in a 3-0 win at Glebe Park.A Gareth Wardlaw brace and Joseph Mbu header took The Blue Brazil into the First Division for the first time in almost 20 years following a goalless first leg.Both sides made lively starts, Charlie King's powerful volley ricocheting off the top of the crossbar for Brechin an...Full Story »

Samba sinks Gunners

Posted Monday, May 03, 2010 by PA22 hits

An all-too-familiar weakness cost Arsenal as Blackburn came from behind to win 2-1 at Ewood Park. Goalkeeper Lucasz Fabianski's vulnerability in the air was exposed on a number of occasions before Rovers captain Chris Samba took advantage to head home a 69th-minute winner. Robin van Persie's first goal since October 31, having been sidelined for five months with an ankle injury, had put the Gu...Full Story »

Blackburn v Arsenal - Allardyce hopes quartet recover

Posted Monday, May 03, 2010 by PA218 hits

Blackburn boss Sam Allardyce should have four players available again for Monday's Barclays Premier League game with Arsenal at Ewood Park. Neither Chris Samba nor Brett Emerton travelled to Scotland this week for an end-of-season break in order to receive treatment on groin and hamstring problems respectively, but both should be fit. El-Hadji Diouf and Vince Grella also come into contention a...Full Story »

Serie A Preview: Sampdoria - Milan

Posted Saturday, April 17, 2010 by Goal.com161 hits

Both sides will be keen to pick up maximum points on Sunday afternoon..... Kick-off: Sunday, April 18, 2010, 15:00 CET.Stadio Luigi Ferraris, Genoa. Derby Victory Boost Sampdoria are surging towards the fourth and final Champions League spot in the Serie A table and their victory over Genoa last weekend will certainly have boosted their chances as well as their confidence. Samp defeated the G...Full Story »

No Samba at the Reebok

Posted Saturday, April 17, 2010 by PA17 hits

Blackburn could be without Chris Samba for the visit of Everton in the Barclays Premier League.The defender came off with a groin problem against Manchester United last week and is rated as doubtful.Vince Grella is also struggling after playing a full 90 minutes in that game but Martin Olsson, who left the field with a dead leg, and Brett Emerton, who suffered a hamstring problem, should be fit...Full Story »

Blackburn Rovers v Manchester United - Allardyce has defensive choice

Posted Sunday, April 11, 2010 by PA54 hits

Sam Allardyce will have to decide whether to stick with 18-year-old centre-back Phil Jones or recall Blackburn skipper Ryan Nelsen against Manchester United on Sunday. Jones has been superb in the last four games but Nelsen is back in the squad on Sunday after returning from a knee injury. Keith Andrews and Vince Grella, out previously with calf and knee injuries respectively, are also include...Full Story »

Inverness look to avoid same treatment as Dundee

Posted Tuesday, March 23, 2010 by PA29 hits

Inverness striker Richie Foran is available for the visit of bottom side Airdrie after serving a two-game ban. Foran is expected to go straight back into Terry Butcher's starting line-up against a Lanarkshire side who stunned leaders Dundee 3-0 at the weekend. Butcher has a fully-fit squad at his disposal as the Highlanders look to close the three-point gap on the Dark Blues at the top of the ...Full Story »

Redknapp won`t criticise Allardyce

Posted Saturday, March 13, 2010 by PA17 hits

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp is refusing to follow the example of Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez by criticising Sam Allardyce's style. Allardyce's Blackburn team travel to White Hart Lane this weekend, nearly a fortnight after losing at Anfield and having his approach mocked by Benitez. Despite Benitez's side winning on that day, Redknapp believes Liverpool are no longer favourites for the ...Full Story »

Wenger: Ramsey may never be the same

Posted Saturday, March 06, 2010 by PA25 hits

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits Aaron Ramsey may never overcome the psychological impact of his horrific leg break, insisting "some players are never the same". Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits Aaron Ramsey may never overcome the psychological impact of his horrific leg break, insisting "some players are never the same". Wenger was infuriated by Ramsey's injury at Stoke last weekend which...Full Story »

Hughton wants more of the same

Posted Thursday, February 18, 2010 by PA14 hits

Newcastle boss Chris Hughton has called on his side to keep churning out results after they returned to the top of the Coca-Cola Championship with a comfortable 4-1 over 10-man Coventry. Goals from Wayne Routledge, Andy Carroll, Peter Lovenkrands and Ryan Taylor saw off the Sky Blues, who had Leon Barnett sent off in the second half. Newcastle, who had headed into the game having won only twice ...Full Story »

Fiorentina Coach Cesare Prandelli Disappointed With Sampdoria Loss

Posted Sunday, February 14, 2010 by Goal.com32 hits

La Viola are missing some key players... Fiorentina suffered a loss at Sampdoria on Saturday night, and Cesare Prandelli was not pleased with the performance. Speaking to La Repubblica after the game, Prandelli said, "The two injuries upset the boys psychologically, but they were not lost nd continued to challenge." "We are currently lacking experience. We need to the best with whom we hav...Full Story »

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