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Chelsea Manager Carlo Ancelotti: Ray Wilkins Was A 'Fantastic Assistant Coach'

Posted Saturday, November 13, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti has spoken about former assistant coach Ray Wilkins for the first time since he was sacked by the club on Thursday. Wilkins was told that his contract would not be renewed midway through the club's reserve team match against Bayern Munich on Thursday - and Ancelotti has stated that it was a decision made by the club. Speaking to reporters on Friday, the Italian ...Full Story »

Tottenham & West Ham United Announced As Only Bidders For 2012 Olympic Stadium

Posted Saturday, November 13, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

West Ham United and Tottenham will have to battle each other for the right to play in the 2012 Olympic Stadium, after the two clubs were announced as the only bidders on a shortlist of future tenants of the site. The clubs will now enter final negotiations after the Olympic Park Legacy Company (OPLC) confirmed them as the only two candidates to take over the stadium after the Games. OLPC will ...Full Story »

McCarthy's Musings: MLS Conference Final Preview

Posted Saturday, November 13, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

Eastern Conference Final   San Jose (E4) v. Colorado (E3) Particulars: Saturday, 9:30p.m., Dick's Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, Colo.  Previous meetings: Colorado 0 – San Jose 1 (May 1); San Jose 0 – Colorado 1 (August 7) Lay of the land: Both sides pulled off upsets in the first round, but most of the attention rightly focused on the Earthquakes' 3-1 victory at N...Full Story »

Bastian Schweinsteiger Set To Decide Future At Bayern Munich

Posted Saturday, November 13, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

Bastian Schweinsteiger's current contract with Bayern Munich runs until the summer of 2012 and the Germany international has yet to make a decision on his future. Bayern's sporting director Christian Nerlinger recently revealed that he's confident Schweinsteiger will sign a new deal with the Bavarians, but the midfielder has also been linked with clubs such as Manchester United, Inter and Real ...Full Story »

Media Microscope: Death To The MVP!

Posted Saturday, November 13, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

Right in the midst of the playoffs, the most exciting time of year in Major League Soccer, we are forced to endure one of the most insufferable: MVP debate season. It’s not so much the debating itself that gets me; it’s more what is being debated- that great, intangible pie in the sky known as…value. Value.  Not quality, not superiority, not excellence.  Value. Sto...Full Story »

Rangers say Edu’s injury not thought to be major

Posted Saturday, November 13, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP)—American midfielder Maurice Edu will miss Glasgow Rangers’ Scottish Premier League match against Aberdeen on Saturday because of a knee injury but the club does not believe there was major damage. Edu was stretchered off in the 43rd minute of Wednesday’s 3-0 loss to visiting Hibernian after injuring his left knee in a lunging tackle by John Rankin. Edu ...Full Story »

Christian Poulsen will prove his Liverpool worth, says Roy Hodgson

Posted Friday, November 12, 2010 by theguardian.com

Christian Poulsen of Liverpool with Roy Hodgson in August, after his move from Juventus. Roy Hodgson has defended his £4.5m purchase of Christian Poulsen despite admitting the midfielder will struggle to win acceptance from Liverpool supporters after a poor start to his Anfield career. The Denmark international has endured a torrid time since his arrival from Juventus in the summer, when ...Full Story »

Clubs cynical about football agents' plan to self-regulate

Posted Friday, November 12, 2010 by theguardian.com

Association of Football Agents chairman Mel Stein may struggle to convince clubs agents can self-regulate. As Fifa prepares to abandon its responsibility for policing the activities of transfer middlemen, first revealed here, the Association of Football Agents is working on a system of self-regulation. However its efforts look like foundering on the scepticism of clubs. The AFA's chairman, Me...Full Story »

Arsenal interested in Gary Cahill after Bolton raise prospect of sale

Posted Friday, November 12, 2010 by theguardian.com

Bolton's Gary Cahill tangles with Chelsea's Didier Drogba, a regular scorer against Arsenal. Bolton Wanderers' decision to put Gary Cahill on the transfer market has opened the door to a formal bid from Arsenal. Arsène Wenger has been monitoring Cahill's impressive recent progress and despite spending £13m on two centre-halves during the summer some at the club doubt that the defence...Full Story »

Beckenbauer to stand down from FIFA executive

Posted Friday, November 12, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

BERLIN (AFP) - German football legend Franz Beckenbauer said Thursday he will not stand for re-election for world football's governing body FIFA's executive committee in 2011. The 65-year-old, who both captained and coached Germany to World Cup titles in 1974 and 1990, revealed the news in a press release citing personal and family reasons for his decision. 'The Kaiser' was elected to FIFA's e...Full Story »

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