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Arsène Wenger: Manchester City have become rivals to match United

Posted Saturday, October 23, 2010 by theguardian.com

David Silva and Emmanuel Adebayor highlight the gulf in spending power between Manchester City and their rivals. Arsène Wenger believes tomorrow's opponents, Manchester City, can form a rivalry with Arsenal to match the one the Gunners already have with Manchester United. Roberto Mancini's side, who are second in the table and three points better off, having spent heavily on players last s...Full Story »

Arsène Wenger says Cesc Fábregas will stay at Arsenal for 'many years'

Posted Friday, October 22, 2010 by theguardian.com

Arsène Wenger said that Cesc Fábregas stayed at Arsenal this summer because he 'loves the club deeply'. Arsène Wenger has said he is confident that Cesc Fábregas will remain an Arsenal player for "many years" to come, as the club's chief executive told shareholders that football's shifting economic sands and new European regulations would play in their favour. Speakin...Full Story »

Roy Hodgson says he will never resign as Liverpool manager

Posted Friday, October 22, 2010 by theguardian.com

The Liverpool coach Roy Hodgson takes in his team's draw at Napoli. Roy Hodgson said he would never resign as Liverpool manager after his makeshift team drew with Napoli in a performance that proved, he claimed, "this club is not dead". The Liverpool manager also expressed concern for supporters attacked by Ultras before the Europa League tie in Italy. Speculation that Hodgson had contemplated...Full Story »

Balaclava-clad fans make death threat at Wayne Rooney's home

Posted Friday, October 22, 2010 by theguardian.com

Wayne Rooney enjoys a stretch before Saturday's appearance from the bench for 19 minutes against West Brom. Manchester United today re-entered negotiations with Wayne Rooney's agent, Paul Stretford, on a day when the outrage felt by the club's supporters escalated into militant action and chilling threats. While Rooney was pondering the fall-out from several hours of high-level talks at Old Tr...Full Story »

Wayne Rooney wants to leave Manchester United – Sir Alex Ferguson

Posted Wednesday, October 20, 2010 by theguardian.com

Sir Alex Ferguson the manager of Manchester United reads a statement to the media regarding the future of Wayne Rooney during a press conference Sir Alex Ferguson has accused Wayne Rooney of showing no respect for Manchester United and personally letting him down as he opened his heart to talk of his devastation about the player's desire to leave Old Trafford. Ferguson said he found the strik...Full Story »

Roberto Mancini: I'd rather Manchester City players womanise than drink

Posted Sunday, October 17, 2010 by theguardian.com

'I do not understand players drinking until they are drunk … I tell my players it is better that they go with a woman than drink' Roberto Mancini says post-match drinking is 'part of the English culture'; a part he tries to discourage. For the average English football star in 2010, sexual liaisons have caused nothing but trouble. Wayne Rooney's encounters with a prostitute have ruined hi...Full Story »

Battle for Liverpool goes into extra-time after day in court

Posted Friday, October 15, 2010 by theguardian.com

• NESV race to complete deal after high court ruling• Judge tells Hicks and Gillett to withdraw injunction Liverpool for sale: An estate agent's board in the garden near Anfield Liverpool's prospective new owners were (14th, Oct.) scrambling to push through a deal that would end the tenure of Tom Hicks and George Gillett before this weekend's Merseyside derby following another dram...Full Story »

Liverpool off to high court as RBS obtains Tom Hicks injunction

Posted Tuesday, October 12, 2010 by The Independent

• RBS obtains injunction against attempt to sack chairman• Singapore billionaire Peter Lim prepares rival offer for club The battle over who will own Liverpool is heading for court 18 of the high court in London. The fate of Liverpool will be decided in room 16 of the high court from tomorrow, when the Royal Bank of Scotland seeks to force through the sale of the club to the owner...Full Story »

Marseille may sue Manchester City's Nigel de Jong over Ben Arfa tackle

Posted Monday, October 11, 2010 by theguardian.com

Nigel de Jong breaks Hatem Ben Arfa's leg with his tackle at Eastlands on 3 October. Marseille may look to sue the Manchester City midfielder Nigel de Jong over the tackle that resulted in a double leg fracture for the forward Hatem Ben Arfa, currently on loan at Newcastle United. Jean-Claude Dassier, the chairman of Marseille, said that the club may look for further sanctions. "We will file ...Full Story »

Liverpool sale may collapse if nine points are deducted

Posted Saturday, October 09, 2010 by theguardian.com

Liverpool would drop to the bottom of the Premier League table if a points deduction was enforced The prospective new owners of Liverpool could be discouraged from buying the club if next week's court action fails to force the deal through and the club is then placed into administration, incurring a nine‑point penalty from the Premier League. Sources close to the Liverpool battle said the loss ...Full Story »

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