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Guus Hiddink in warning to Andre Villas-Boas

Posted Saturday, July 30, 2011 by The Sun

GUUS HIDDINK has warned Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas not to lose the respect of John Terry and Frank Lampard.The former Blues chief admits Villas-Boas' relationship with the club's two key senior players is of paramount importance. And Hiddink, in charge at Stamford Bridge two years ago, revealed Lamps and JT play the role of enforcers when it comes to discipline in the squad. Hiddink, now...Full Story »

AFC puts off presidential vote to 2012

Posted Friday, July 29, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

Asian football bosses on Friday decided against holding immediate elections to replace disgraced former chief Mohamed bin Hammam, who was banned for life by FIFA over corruption. Despite calls from some members including Japan and Jordan for an immediate vote, interim Asian Football Confederation (AFC) head Zhang Jilong of China managed to convince an executive meeting to put off elections unti...Full Story »

Bolton sign Burnley duo Eagles and Mears

Posted Friday, July 29, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

Bolton manager Owen Coyle returned to his former club Burnley to make a double swoop for Chris Eagles and Tyrone Mears on Friday. Coyle, who quit Burnley to take charge at the Reebok Stadium in 2010, was granted permission to speak to winger Eagles and full-back Mears at the end of last week and has tied up both signings after personal terms were agreed. The deals, believed to be worth a com...Full Story »

Malaysia FA apology to Chelsea's Benayoun

Posted Friday, July 29, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

The Football Association of Malaysia Friday apologised to Chelsea's Israeli player Yossi Benayoun and his club for any anti-Semitic abuse suffered by the midfielder in the country last week. "From our initial observations, if such an incident took place, it would have involved a small section of spectators at the match and this surely does not reflect the feelings of the majority of fans in thi...Full Story »

Real Madrid’s Mourinho appeals UEFA ban

Posted Friday, July 29, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho is appearing before UEFA’s appeal panel to challenge his five-match ban from Champions League matches. Mourinho accused UEFA and its referees of a long-standing conspiracy to help rival Barcelona after his team lost 2-0 in a semifinal first-leg match in April. He was also sent from the dugout during the game. UEFA’s disciplinary body said the Port...Full Story »

Blackburn accept bid for Kalinic

Posted Friday, July 29, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

Blackburn Rovers have accepted a bid for striker Nikola Kalinic from Ukrainian side Dnipro, manager Steve Kean said Friday, but are closing in on signing Serbian midfielder Radosav Petrovic. The Premier League club are awaiting a work permit to complete the signing of 6ft 4inch (1.95 metre) Petrovic from Partizan Belgrade, after fighting off interest from Italian sides Roma and Fiorentina. Kea...Full Story »

Milan not after Cesc - Rossoneri say Spanish ace would be too costly

Posted Friday, July 29, 2011 by skysports.com

Galliani: Insists Arsenal playmaker is not on the Italian giants' radar AC Milan CEO Adriano Galliani insists the Italian giants are not looking to sign Arsenal's Cesc Fabregas this summer. Fabregas is once again being linked with a close-season return to former club Barcelona and it had been thought the Rossoneri could join the hunt. However, Galliani has confirmed that the Spain internation...Full Story »

Aquilani move falls through - Reds midfielder rejects loan move

Posted Friday, July 29, 2011 by skysports.com

Aquilani: Turned down loan move to Fiorentina Skysports.com understands Liverpool midfielder Alberto Aquilani's proposed move to Fiorentina has fallen through. Liverpool and Fiorentina had been locked in talks over a loan deal with a view to a permanent transfer for the Italian international. However, Aquilani is believed to have stalled on the move as he would prefer a permanent deal rather ...Full Story »

Jose delighted with Benzema - Real boss believes French ace has improved in past year

Posted Friday, July 29, 2011 by skysports.com

Benzema: Mourinho delighted with striker's progress over the past year Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho insists that Frenchman Karim Benzema is a better striker than this time a year ago. The former Lyon man scored his second and third goals of Real's pre-season campaign as they beat Hertha Berlin 3-1 on Wednesday night. Benzema says he has worked hard over the summer on his game and Mourinho ...Full Story »

One slip and it will be Villas-Boas

Posted Friday, July 29, 2011 by Dailystar.co.uk

Above: Marcel Desailly has warned Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas: One early mistake could cost you Marcel Desailly has warned Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas: One early mistake could cost you. Villas-Boas arrived at Stamford Bridge after leading Porto to the Portuguese title and Europa League. But Desailly believes the new Blues boss, who is just 33, still has plenty to prove to his squad &...Full Story »

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