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Benitez hoping to rediscover Chelsea confidence

Posted Tuesday, December 04, 2012 by YAHOO Sport47 hits

Chelsea interim manager Rafa Benitez is aiming to bring back the confidence with which the Blues won the Champions League in May, after dropping seven points in his opening three Premier League games as manager. The Spaniard wants to ‘adjust things’ on the pitch in the hope that by making the players more at ease with their roles within the team, they will then be able to apply them...Full Story »

Schalke 04 vs Arsenal preview - Wenger wants players to rediscover belief

Posted Tuesday, November 06, 2012 by PA358 hits

Arsene Wenger believes Arsenal's recent slump is due to the fact his players have forgotten how good they are. The north Londoners have stuttered and stumbled over the past few weeks, even failing to impress in the two matches they won against QPR and Reading. Those victories have not disguised what has been a serious drop in form that was epitomised at Manchester United on Saturday. The Gunn...Full Story »

Blues praise ref shock! Di Matteo discovers Friend in the middle

Posted Sunday, November 04, 2012 by The Sun242 hits

YOU'VE GOT A FRIEND ... official speaks to John Obi Mikel CHELSEA finally ended their ref war last night. Some people will never believe it but, after the Mark Clattenburg row, Blues boss Roberto Di Matteo was full of praise for official Kevin Friend. Despite seeing his side knocked off the top at Swansea, RDM said: “The officials were very good. Kevin kept the players calm and he let t...Full Story »

Malaga try to stop Isco fever

Posted Wednesday, October 31, 2012 by The Sun126 hits

MALAGA are making a last-ditch bid to try and stop Isco fever hitting the Etihad. Manchester City’s newly appointed director of football Txiki Begiristain has wasted no time in recommending £30million-rated Isco. City boss Roberto Mancini was already a fan of the man dubbed the new Cesc Fabregas in Spain. And he watched Malaga’s midfield star, 20, in action against Atletico...Full Story »

Malaga target Isco contract extension

Posted Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by Goal.com136 hits

The Andalucian club are keen to tie down their prized asset to a long-term deal, after his match-winning performances in the Champions League attracted widespread acclaim Malaga have announced their intention to hand Isco an improved contract as they fear his £16.7 million (€21m) buy-out clause may soon be met by a rival club. The 20-year-old only arrived at La Rosaleda last summe...Full Story »

Malaga 3 : 0 Zenit St Petersburg - Isco stars in Malaga success

Posted Tuesday, September 18, 2012 by PA49 hits

Malaga began their first Champions League campaign in perfect fashion as two stunning goals from Isco guided them to a 3-0 win over Zenit St Petersburg at La Rosaleda. The game was barely three minutes old when the Spain Under-21 international bent a wonderful shot in off the inside of a post and the hosts were in dreamland when Javier Saviola slid home a second 10 minutes later. Zenit then mi...Full Story »

Del Bosque: Spain will never regret not sending Italy out with a 'biscotto'

Posted Friday, June 29, 2012 by Goal.com101 hits

Spain head coach Vicente del Bosque has assured that he has no regrets for not sending Italy out at the group stage of Euro 2012 with a 'biscotto'. Prior to the last round of group fixtures, there were fears that Spain and Croatia could arrange a 2-2 draw in their match - a result which would automatically knock the Italians out of the tournament. However, La Roja won the game 1-0, which all...Full Story »

Wigan Athletic 2 : 0 Stoke City - Latics discover home comforts

Posted Saturday, March 31, 2012 by PA6 hits

Goals from Antolin Alcaraz and Victor Moses earned Wigan their first Barclays Premier League win at the DW Stadium for seven months as they deservedly saw off Stoke 2-0 to boost their survival hopes. Not since Roberto Martinez's men beat QPR 2-0 in August had the Latics picked up three points at home while they also made it back-to-back wins for the first time all season following last weekend'...Full Story »

Arsenal target £5M Isco

Posted Friday, February 24, 2012 by Dailystar.co.uk237 hits

Arsenal will make an offer for £5m-rated Malaga attacking midfielder. Gunners boss Arsene Wenger wants the 19-year-old as part of his summer rebuilding plans. Wenger is rethinking his approach at the Emirates in the wake of the humiliating 4-0 defeat by AC Milan in midweek. And that will mean a summer delve into the transfer market to bolster his squad. Another target will be Sunderla...Full Story »

Napoli 2 - 0 Chievo - Napoli rediscover winning touch

Posted Monday, February 13, 2012 by PA33 hits

Napoli won their first Serie A game since January 8 by defeating Chievo 2-0 at the Stadio San Paolo. Miguel Britos and Edinson Cavani scored the goals for Walter Mazzarri's men in the first half and Chievo were unable to respond. The result takes Napoli up to within a point of sixth-placed Roma, giving them a three-point cushion over Palermo, while Chievo missed the chance to pull 12 points ...Full Story »

Airdrie United 4 : 1 Stirling Albion - Diamonds rediscover winning touch

Posted Saturday, January 28, 2012 by PA22 hits

Airdrie ended a run of three straight losses with a resounding 4-1 victory over bottom-of-the-league Stirling. The hosts got off to a flying start after three minutes when a curled effort from John Boyle found the top corner of Callum Reidford's net. William McLaren then produced a pinpoint cross from the right channel for Paul Lovering to head in his sixth of the season. In the second half M...Full Story »

Wenger sees discontent, says skepticism too high

Posted Thursday, October 27, 2011 by 77 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 »

Rayo Vallecano vs Malaga preview - Gamez and Isco backing Malaga recovery

Posted Wednesday, October 26, 2011 by PA35 hits

Malaga duo Jesus Gamez and Isco Alarcon are viewing the clash with promoted Rayo Vallecano as the ideal opportunity to get their Primera Division campaign back on track following recent setbacks. New-look Malaga had taken 13 points from a possible 15 in the wake of their opening-day defeat to Sevilla, but in their last two matches Manuel Pellegrini's men have been beaten 3-0 at Levante and then...Full Story »

Morton 2-0 Stirling - Morton rediscover winning feeling

Posted Tuesday, April 05, 2011 by PA9 hits

Morton picked up their first win in five matches by despatching of rock bottom 10-man Stirling 2-0 at Cappielow Park. The home side went in front after nine minutes, Albion`s Ross Forsyth putting through his own net while trying to clear David O`Brien`s cross. They doubled their lead after 36 minutes, O`Brien receiving a pass from Peter Weatherston before converting from six yards. Albion goa...Full Story »

Sampdoria 0 - 1 Cagliari: Blucerchiati voice discontent

Posted Wednesday, February 02, 2011 by PA47 hits

Sampdoria fell to a 1-0 defeat at home to Cagliari amid the protests of the Blucerchiati fans against the sale of Giampaolo Pazzini and Antonio Cassano this winter. A stunning individual goal from Radja Nainggolan in the 37th minute earned the Sardinians all three points at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris. The result was Samp's third defeat in a row and their president Riccardo Garrone was forced to...Full Story »

Florent Malouda rediscovers sweet smell of success at Chelsea

Posted Monday, May 03, 2010 by The Independent46 hits

The winger has battled his way back to a starting berth. But will he get a look-in for France at the World Cup? Florent Malouda – is he Chelsea's most improved player this season? In the visitors' dressing room at Anfield this lunchtime, before the team emerge on to the grassy battleground, one of Chelsea's most dangerous weapons will take out a bottle of perfume and aim a few sprays at...Full Story »

Chicago, San Francisco get World Cup boot

Posted Wednesday, January 13, 2010 by AP57 hits

NEW YORK (AP)—Chicago’s World Cup bid met the same fate as its try for the Olympics when the Windy City was dropped Tuesday from U.S. plans for the 2018 or 2022 World Cup. Americans organizers selected 21 stadiums in 18 metropolitan areas to submit in their bid book to FIFA by May 14. Also left off was San Francisco, but organizers said the Bay Area could return to contention if th...Full Story »

Indiana names Wisconsin’s Yeagley soccer coach

Posted Saturday, December 19, 2009 by AP21 hits

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP)—Todd Yeagley is following in his father’s footsteps at Indiana. Yeagley, the son of former Hoosiers soccer coach Jerry Yeagley, was named to the same position at Indiana on Friday. Todd Yeagley, whose father won six national titles—the last in 2003—in 41 years with the Hoosiers, was an All-American and national player of the year at Indiana, where...Full Story »

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