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FA chief ponders cup rejig

Posted Friday, February 26, 2010 by PA

The FA Cup could become primarily a midweek competition, with Football Association chief executive Ian Watmore admitting something needs to be done to make the competition "more relevant". Watmore is keen to retain the third round as an "iconic" weekend event but would not rule out moving other rounds of the competition - including the final itself. "One of the things we've found is that som...Full Story »

Portsmouth confirm administration plan

Posted Friday, February 26, 2010 by PA

Portsmouth have confirmed the club expect to go into administration on Friday. Manager Avram Grant had earlier said he had been "more or less" told the club would go down that route. And a statement on the club's official website confirmed as much, with the nine-point deduction meaning almost certain relegation from the Barclays Premier League.Full Story »

Grant dismayed at Pompey plight

Posted Thursday, February 25, 2010 by PA

Portsmouth manager Avram Grant said he was "very sad" and "very angry" as the club look set to go into administration. Pompey are expected to go into administration on Friday to avoid a winding-up order on Monday - and the accompanying nine-point deduction will mean certain relegation. Grant said he had been "more or less" told the club would go down that route, and stressed his experience a...Full Story »

Bridge rules himself out of England reckoning

Posted Thursday, February 25, 2010 by PA

Manchester City defender Wayne Bridge has ruled himself out of selection for Fabio Capello's England squad. The left-back released a short statement on Thursday morning claiming his presence within the national squad was potentially "divisive" and that he did not wish to be selected. It leaves Capello without both his first-choice left-backs for Wednesday's friendly with Egypt. Full Story »

Ferdinand out of Egypt clash

Posted Thursday, February 25, 2010 by PA

Captain Rio Ferdinand has been ruled out of England's international against Egypt with a back injury. The Manchester United defender will miss next Wednesday's game at Wembley after feeling a twinge in his back before Tuesday's Barclays Premier League match against West Ham. That came just three games into his comeback from a long-standing back complaint which kept him out for more than thr...Full Story »

Anderson out for the season

Posted Thursday, February 25, 2010 by PA

Manchester United midfielder Anderson has been ruled out for the rest of the season after rupturing his cruciate ligament during Tuesday's win over West Ham. Anderson, who was making his first appearance for over a month, suffered the injury during the first half of the 3-0 Barclays Premier League win. It is another setback for the Brazilian, who has struggled to hold down a regular place si...Full Story »

Moyes happy to blood Jagielka

Posted Thursday, February 25, 2010 by PA

Everton manager David Moyes will monitor Phil Jagielka's fitness in the hours leading up to the Europa League match against Sporting Lisbon. However, Moyes will have little hesitation in throwing the defender into the fray even though he has not played any reserve matches after recovering from a knee injury. Everton are short of defensive options with Sylvain Distin, John Heitinga and Tony H...Full Story »

Redknapp pleased by Pavlyuchenko reaction

Posted Thursday, February 25, 2010 by PA

Harry Redknapp hopes Roman Pavlyuchenko may have finally turned the corner after the Russian scored twice to fire Tottenham into the sixth round of the FA Cup. The Russian followed up his brace off the bench against Wigan at the weekend with two more goals in a 4-0 victory over Bolton to set up a last-eight clash with Fulham. Redknapp has been critical of Pavlyuchenko's attitude in the past a...Full Story »

Referee wrong on penalty call - Kalou

Posted Thursday, February 25, 2010 by PA

Goal-hero Salomon Kalou insists Chelsea should have been awarded a first-half penalty when he was brought down just minutes before the interval. Chelsea outplayed Inter Milan throughout but still lost the last-16 first-leg tie 2-1 in a pulsating match at the San Siro. Inter had taken a third-minute lead through Diego Milito only for Kalou to level in the 51st minute. But Esteban Cambiasso re...Full Story »

Cheryl Cole's Marriage Bombshell Wardrobe

Posted Thursday, February 25, 2010 by Entertainmentwise.com

The star has kept it chic over the past week... Full Story »

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