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Derby delight for rampant Rovers

Posted Sunday, February 21, 2010 by teamtalk.com13 hits

Nikola Kalinic, Jason Roberts and Gael Givet scored as Blackburn secured a comfortable 3-0 Lancashire derby victory over Bolton at Ewood Park. Rovers were good value for the victory that keeps their survival bid well on course with a win over manager Sam Allardyce's former club Bolton, who remain firmly entrenched in the relegation mire. Rovers made a good start and had the ball in the net ...Full Story »

Fiorentina Coach Cesare Prandelli Disappointed With Sampdoria Loss

Posted Sunday, February 14, 2010 by Goal.com30 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 »

Delph still not happy with his form

Posted Saturday, February 13, 2010 by PA28 hits

Aston Villa midfielder Fabian Delph admits he is his "own worst critic" as he looks to build on his promising performance against Manchester United in Sunday's FA Cup fifth round clash at Crystal Palace. Delph is relishing the prospect of coming up against Palace skipper Shaun Derry who was a team-mate of his at Leeds - and is hoping to play back-to-back games for the first time since his £6 mil...Full Story »

Marco Tardelli: Giovanni Trapattoni Is Happy In Ireland And Will Not Take Nigeria Post

Posted Saturday, February 13, 2010 by Goal.com44 hits

The former Inter and Italy U-21 boss does not believe 'Trap' will be going anywhere. Republic of Ireland boss Giovanni Trapattoni has been touted as a possible candidate to coach Nigeria at the 2010 World Cup in the press, after Shuaibu Amodu was sacked last week, despite the Super Eagles' third place finish at the African Cup of Nations. Ireland assistant manager Marco Tardelli has dismisse...Full Story »

'Terrific' Wolves delight McCarthy

Posted Thursday, February 11, 2010 by PA19 hits

Wolves manager Mick McCarthy paid tribute to his team's character after they kept Tottenham at bay with some ease to record a 1-0 victory at Molineux. David Jones' solitary strike in the 27th minute proved enough to see off their Champions League-chasing opponents and lift Wanderers out of the bottom three and up to 15th. McCarthy said: "We were terrific. It wasn't easy, we've had to play w...Full Story »

Friedel impresses in Spurs draw

Posted Sunday, February 07, 2010 by PA31 hits

Tottenham could not find a way past Aston Villa goalkeeper Brad Friedel as two of this season's top-four hopefuls in the Barclays Premier League cancelled each other out as they recorded a goalless draw. Visiting goalkeepers have enjoyed the limelight at White Hart Lane this season and Friedel was at his dependable best, denying Ledley King with his best save. Spurs thought they could have h...Full Story »

Friedel keeps Spurs at bay

Posted Saturday, February 06, 2010 by PA25 hits

Tottenham could not find a way past Aston Villa goalkeeper Brad Friedel as two of this season's top-four hopefuls in the Barclays Premier League cancelled each other out in a lacklustre goalless draw.Visiting goalkeepers have enjoyed the limelight at White Hart Lane this season and Friedel was at his dependable best this time, denying Ledley King with his best save.Spurs thought they could have...Full Story »

Fulham loan move for Shorey

Posted Monday, February 01, 2010 by PA21 hits

Fulham have completed the signing of Nicky Shorey on loan from Aston Villa until the end of the season.Villa boss Martin O'Neill recalled the England international from his loan at Coca-Cola Championship side Nottingham Forest last week, but he has now allowed the 28-year-old to join Fulham, who are struggling at left-back thanks to an injury to Paul Konchesky.The Cottagers have the option to ma...Full Story »

For Meza, Monterrey Loss Just As Tough As Any Other

Posted Sunday, January 31, 2010 by Goal.com30 hits

Cruz Azul manager Enrique Meza said any loss is tough. Enrique Meza - Cruz Azul Cruz Azul lost the Apertura 2009 final to Monterrey, but the club had a chance to gain a bit of revenge on Saturday when la Maquina visited Monterrey. However, instead of a confidence-boosting victory over the defending champions, Cruz Azul were reminded why they were not good enough to win the Apertura 2009 cham...Full Story »

O'Neill delighted by Agbonlahor

Posted Sunday, January 31, 2010 by PA17 hits

Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neill claimed Gabriel Agbonlahor was a worthy matchwinner in Saturday's Barclays Premier League clash with Fulham. Agbonlahor produced his first league strikes since December 12 to lift his tally for the season to 12 as Villa left Craven Cottage with a comfortable 2-0 victory. "I know that strikers need to score goals to keep themselves alive and give themselves confide...Full Story »

McCarthy move delayed

Posted Friday, January 29, 2010 by PA20 hits

Benni McCarthy's move to West Ham has been delayed by work permit issues but is expected to go through over the weekend, according to Blackburn manager Sam Allardyce.The clubs have agreed a fee for the South Africa striker but there has been a hold-up over McCarthy's permit which is due to expire when his Blackburn contract runs out in 18 months. It means McCarthy will not be available to play f...Full Story »

Juventus Striker Del Piero: Totti And I Are Not Rivals

Posted Saturday, January 23, 2010 by Goal.com74 hits

One club legend pays tribute to another. Juventus captain Alessandro Del Piero has spoken about his respect for Roma talisman Francesco Totti. Ahead of a busy weekend in Serie A which will see the two Calcio legends come face-to-face in Turin, Del Piero took the time to offer some kind words to the Roma captain. “Above all on the eve of a match like this one, when on the other side, w...Full Story »

A-League Preview: Gold Coast United - Adelaide United

Posted Saturday, January 09, 2010 by Goal.com41 hits

Two teams with contrasting fortunes will meet at Skilled Park in Robina on Saturday evening, as title-chasing Gold Coast United welcome an Adelaide United side looking to avoid their first ever wooden spoon. The Reds have won just once in nine games and now reportedly are threatened with the loss of talisman goalkeeper Eugene Galekovic, the club’s top performer this season and apparent Eu...Full Story »

Diouf delivers Rovers a point

Posted Monday, December 28, 2009 by PA16 hits

Former Black Cat El-Hadji Diouf clambered off the bench to salvage a 2-2 draw for Blackburn at Ewood Park - but the home side were a fingertip away from claiming all three points.Darren Bent's second half double looked likely to earn Steve Bruce's men a rare win but Rovers clawed back first through Morten Gamst Pedersen then Diouf.Then in a grandstand finish which bore little resemblance to the...Full Story »

Spain extends coach Del Bosque contract thru 2012

Posted Wednesday, December 23, 2009 by AP8 hits

MADRID (AP)—The Spanish football federation says Vicente del Bosque will coach Spain through 2012 after agreeing to a two-year contract extension. Federation president Angel Villar says Del Bosque’s extension was a unanimous decision after the 59-year-old Spaniard clinched the team’s spot in next year’s World Cup. Del Bosque replaced Luis Aragones after Spain’s Eu...Full Story »

Capello delivers World Cup hope for injured Hargreavesc

Posted Wednesday, December 16, 2009 by The Independent9 hits

United's defensive midfielder Owen Hargreaves has been injured for 15 months England manager Fabio Capello told Owen Hargreaves yesterday that the door is open for him to play in his third successive World Cup finals if he can finally prove his fitness after 15 months out the game with tendinitis. The 28-year-old last played for Manchester United on 21 September last year and has since had sur...Full Story »

Returning stars delight Hughes

Posted Wednesday, October 28, 2009 by PA1 hits

Big-spending Mark Hughes reckons he has "a full complement of riches" as Manchester City march into the Carling Cup quarter-finals.A commanding 5-1 fourth-round victory over Scunthorpe sent City into a last eight that now includes six of the top seven sides in the Premier League.Goals from Stephen Ireland, Roque Santa Cruz, Joleon Lescott, Carlos Tevez and Michael Johnson eventually overwhelmed ...Full Story »

Bento backs Lisbon to deliver

Posted Thursday, October 22, 2009 by PA19 hits

Sporting Lisbon coach Paulo Bento expects his side to maintain their winning form in the Europa League when they face FK Ventspils in Latvia.The Portuguese giants have struggled in domestic competition, taking just one win in their last three league games to drop to fourth in the Liga standings, 10 points behind leaders Braga.Their poor form at home has left coach Bento under pressure."We have t...Full Story »

Cole delighted with return

Posted Wednesday, September 23, 2009 by PA11 hits

Chelsea midfielder Joe Cole was delighted with his return from injury in the Carling Cup third-round 1-0 victory over QPR at Stamford Bridge.Cole has been sidelined with a cruciate knee problem for eight months but came back and set up Salomon Kalou's winner just after the interval."I'm back now and it's blinding," Cole said."But I'm not going to get ahead of myself. There is going to be a lot o...Full Story »

Historic win delights Adkins

Posted Tuesday, September 22, 2009 by PA5 hits

Scunthorpe manager Nigel Adkins praised his players for creating history after they reached the fourth round of the Carling Cup for the first time.The Coca-Cola Championship outfit needed extra time to get past a determined Port Vale side, but two goals in the first five minutes of the extra period sealed a deserved 2-0 victory, with Paul Hayes and Grant McCann finding the net.Scunthorpe should ...Full Story »

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