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Owen seeks help from Rooney

Posted Saturday, January 23, 2010 by PA

Michael Owen has sought the advice of Manchester United team-mate Wayne Rooney as he seeks to break into Fabio Capello's England squad for this summer's World Cup finals.Owen has scored 40 times in 89 England appearances - the last of which came in March 2008 in his only England game under Capello - but has conceded he is no longer the same player as the one who scored that memorable solo goal a...Full Story »

Brady suggests Hammers name change

Posted Saturday, January 23, 2010 by PA

New West Ham vice-chairman Karren Brady wants the club to eventually relocate to the London 2012 stadium - even suggesting the team could be renamed "West Ham Olympic".Brady, who was brought on board by David Sullivan and David Gold following their takeover this week, has already grabbed headlines by tackling the controversial subject of the Upton Park club's long-term home.And the former Birmin...Full Story »

Bruce fuming at Reds' Jones pursuit

Posted Saturday, January 23, 2010 by PA

Sunderland manager Steve Bruce has accused Liverpool counterpart Rafael Benitez of unsettling striker Kenwyne Jones.The Black Cats boss has grown exasperated recently with repeated speculation on Merseyside that he will allow the Trinidad and Tobago international to join the struggling Reds on loan before completing a permanent move during the summer."Kenwyne Jones is not going to go on loan to ...Full Story »

Zambia Making New History After Tragic Past

Posted Saturday, January 23, 2010 by Goal.com

Zambia’s African Cup of Nations adventure was revitalized against Gabon on Thursday to put a big, if perhaps slightly surprised, smile on the faces of 12 million people in this southern African nation The Chipolopolo, or the Copper Bullets in English (a reference to Zambia’s main industry -copper, not bullets- and the fact that many of the nation’s best players hail from the m...Full Story »

Stuttgart beats Freiburg 1-0 in Bundesliga

Posted Saturday, January 23, 2010 by AP

FRANKFURT (AP)—Ciprian Marica’s goal late in the first half was enough for Stuttgart to collect a 1-0 victory at Freiburg and continue its strong run in the Bundesliga on Friday. The Champions League side collected its third straight win and extended its unbeaten streak to five games. Christian Gross’ team improved to 22 points from 19 rounds, moving to 11th place in the leag...Full Story »

Kaka Reveals He's Glad Real Madrid Paid More For Cristiano Ronaldo

Posted Saturday, January 23, 2010 by Goal.com

The Brazilian says Manchester United are weaker following Ronaldo's departure. Real Madrid playmaker Kaka has revealed that he is glad team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo cost the club more money as he feels being the world's most expensive footballer would be a difficult burden to carry. Both players arrived during the summer with Ronaldo costing Los Merengues a reputed €94 million while the ...Full Story »

Juventus Striker Del Piero: Totti And I Are Not Rivals

Posted Saturday, January 23, 2010 by Goal.com

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 »

Real Madrid Striker Van Nistelrooy Undergoes Medical With Hamburg

Posted Saturday, January 23, 2010 by Goal.com

The Dutchman is finalising his Bundesliga move. Real Madrid’s Dutch striker Ruud Van Nistelrooy has snubbed numerous offers from English Premier League clubs and agreed to join Bundesliga outfit Hamburg, according to reports in Germany. Stoke City, Tottenham and West Ham are said to have offered the former Manchester United man a route back to the Premier League but the 33-year-old opt...Full Story »

Milan VP Galliani Declares Inter Favorites For City Derby

Posted Saturday, January 23, 2010 by Goal.com

AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani has admitted he thinks Inter are the favorites going into Sunday’s city derby. According to Italian daily Corriere Dello Sport, Galliani said, in a Radio interview due to be broadcast tomorrow, “Inter are first in the standings so they are the favorites.” Inter currently sit atop of the Serie A table, six points ahead of rivals Milan a...Full Story »

Blues agree Gardner fee

Posted Saturday, January 23, 2010 by PA

Birmingham have agreed a £3million fee with Aston Villa for midfielder Craig Gardner.The 23-year-old boyhood Blues fan will move to St Andrew's subject to a medical and agreeing personal terms, Birmingham confirmed on their website. Gardner came through the ranks at Villa Park and made 79 appearances for the club but has found his first-team opportunities limited of late.Blues manager Alex McLei...Full Story »

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