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Premier League to hold back Pompey cash

Posted Wednesday, February 03, 2010 by PA

The Premier League will hold on to more than £2million from Portsmouth's player sales in January to cover money owed to other clubs as more financial pressure was heaped on the south coast side.Chelsea and Watford will both receive cash owed from when financially-stricken Pompey signed Glen Johnson and Tommy Smith respectively.Once the players' wages have been covered, the £4million remainder fr...Full Story »

Grant unhappy over broken promises

Posted Wednesday, February 03, 2010 by PA

Portsmouth boss Avram Grant has hit out at the broken promises which have left his side staring Premier League relegation in the face.With the club struggling to pay its players for the fourth time this term, and needing to sell Younes Kaboul and Asmir Begovic to balance the books, Pompey have only been able to recruit striker Quincy Owusu-Abeyie.Grant said: "I'm not a quitter and I'm not afraid...Full Story »

Green light for Benjani deal

Posted Wednesday, February 03, 2010 by PA

Benjani Mwaruwari's loan move from Manchester City to Sunderland has been given the go-ahead by the Premier League.The deal for the Zimbabwe striker was initially held up after emails and faxes from Sunderland to the Football Association did not go through.The Premier League have investigated the technical problems and have been satisfied that Sunderland had tried to register the deal before Mon...Full Story »

Bouma hopes for better luck after return

Posted Wednesday, February 03, 2010 by PA

Wilfred Bouma is hoping his 18-month injury misery is finally behind him after making another comeback for Aston Villa. The Holland international has not played a first-team game since dislocating his ankle in an Intertoto Cup clash with BK Odense in July 2008. Now he has completed 90 minutes for the reserves and is keeping his fingers crossed his troubles are behind him as he said: "I felt grea...Full Story »

Gannon realistic over Posh challenge

Posted Wednesday, February 03, 2010 by PA

New Peterborough manager Jim Gannon has set himself the challenge of bringing back "credibility and respect" to the Coca-Cola Championship strugglers after a difficult few months at London Road. Gannon, 41, was named as the third manager of a troubled season early Tuesday morning to follow in the footsteps of Darren Ferguson and Mark Cooper and finds Posh rooted to the foot of the table with jus...Full Story »

Mido eyes long-term Hammers stay

Posted Wednesday, February 03, 2010 by PA

Mido is determined to show he can have a long-term future at West Ham after chairman David Sullivan revealed the Egypt striker has joined on a "token" wage.The Hammers completed a deal to take Mido on loan from Middlesbrough on deadline day, the 26-year-old having had a spell at Egyptian club Zamalek since August."It is an exciting challenge for me. It is another new club, but hopefully I can pr...Full Story »

Redknapp: Keane has Spurs future

Posted Wednesday, February 03, 2010 by PA

Harry Redknapp feels he was right to allow Robbie Keane to join Celtic on loan - but maintains the Republic of Ireland striker still has a future at Tottenham. Redknapp brought 29-year-old Keane back to White Hart Lane from Liverpool during February 2009, but accepts the striker had recently fallen behind Jermain Defoe and Peter Crouch in the pecking order. Redknapp, though, maintained: "I canno...Full Story »

Reds look for new investors

Posted Wednesday, February 03, 2010 by PA

Liverpool hope to give new life to their plans to build a 60,000-seat stadium by bringing in new investors before the end of the season.With plans to move to a new stadium in Stanley Park currently on hold the Anfield club have begun the search for new funding to bring them back on track.Managing director Christian Purslow told Spanish sports daily newspaper AS: "When I arrived we agreed with th...Full Story »

Sunderland wait on Benjani

Posted Wednesday, February 03, 2010 by PA

Sunderland are still waiting to hear if the Premier League will ratify the loan signing of Benjani Mwaruwari.The Black Cats agreed a loan deal with Manchester City for the Zimbabwe striker ahead of Monday's 5pm deadline but experienced difficulties as they attempted to process the paperwork and they advised the Football Association and Premier League of their problems so are hopeful the deal wil...Full Story »

Ferdinand appeals extra match ban

Posted Tuesday, February 02, 2010 by PA

Rio Ferdinand has appealed against an extra one-match ban imposed by a Football Association disciplinary commission.A hearing is likely to take place before the end of next week after the Manchester United defender's latest appeal.Ferdinand had the extra match ban imposed for a "frivolous" appeal against the three-game suspension he was given for striking Hull's Craig Fagan, making a total of fo...Full Story »

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