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Managers are to blame for dangerous tackles, says Fulham's Danny Murphy

Posted Friday, October 08, 2010 by theguardian.com

 Danny Murphy's Fulham side topped the Fair Play league under former manager Roy Hodgson The Fulham captain, Danny Murphy, has pointed the finger of blame for the rash of dangerous tackles at the managers of Stoke, Wolves and Blackburn for sending out their players too pumped up. Bobby Zamora, the Fulham striker, suffered a broken leg in a challenge by Wolves' Karl Henry and the same pla...Full Story »

Barcelona Star Lionel Messi Wins Trofeo Pichichi & Premi Di Stefano Awards

Posted Wednesday, October 06, 2010 by Goal.com

Spanish Daily Marca honoured Messi with two accolades... Barcelona star Lionel Messi was honoured with the Trofeo Pichichi award by Madrid-based Spanish sports daily Marca on Monday for topping the Primera Division scoring charts with 34 goals last season. The Argentina international was also awarded the Premi Di Stefano as La Liga's best player for the second year in a row. The 23-year-ol...Full Story »

Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey Is Making 'Great Progress' In His Recovery From Injury

Posted Wednesday, October 06, 2010 by Goal.com

Midfielder told me he'll return to full training in three weeks, says boss EPL: Aaron Ramsey, Portsmouth - Arsenal Wales caretaker manager Brian Flynn insists that midfielder Aaron Ramsey is well on the road to recovery. The 19-year-old sustained a double fracture in his lower right leg in a game against Stoke City in February, owing to a tackle from Potters dedender Ryan Shawcross. It had b...Full Story »

Liverpool civil war erupts as owners reject two buyers

Posted Wednesday, October 06, 2010 by theguardian.com

• Tom Hicks and George Gillett attempt to oust fellow directors • Boston Red Sox owner's 'credible' bid turned down The Boston Red Sox owner John W Henry has the means to fund a takeover bid for Liverpool. The simmering war in the Liverpool boardroom between the American owners, Tom Hicks and George Gillett, and the three other directors, broke dramatically into the open last nigh...Full Story »

Tevez furious with Mancini's negative tactics at Man City

Posted Tuesday, October 05, 2010 by theguardian.com

Manchester City's Carlos Tevez receives instructions from manager Roberto Mancini after scoring against Newcastle.  Carlos Tevez's volatile relationship with Roberto Mancini has descended into open hostility after a furious row between the Manchester City manager and captain at half-time of Sunday's 2-1 defeat of Newcastle United. The argument began when Mancini overheard Tevez making a d...Full Story »

Rooney: I need to unleash the beast

Posted Sunday, October 03, 2010 by

Wayne Rooney has vowed to once again wage war on defenders after realising that he needs to come out of his World Cup nightmare kicking and screaming. The Manchester United striker is in the biggest crisis of his career - both on and off the pitch - prompting Sir Alex Ferguson to take him out of the firing line. As revelations about his personal life have raged, Rooney's only goal for United...Full Story »

Loss means Rafael Benítez can no longer hide from special comparisons

Posted Tuesday, September 28, 2010 by theguardian.com

The honeymoon is over for José Mourinho's successor following Internazionale's 1-0 defeat to Roma Rafael Benítez suffered his first domestic defeat as Internazionale manager against Roma at the Stadio Olimpico.  Rafael Benítez has known from the day he arrived at Internazionale that to succeed he would need to be like José Mourinho, only better. Titles are expected, bu...Full Story »

Arsene backs Flappy Handski

Posted Tuesday, September 28, 2010 by The Sun

ARSENE WENGER has told Arsenal blunder keeper No 2 Lukasz Fabianski to finally prove himself at Partizan Belgrade tonight. Fabianski, known by fans as Flappy Handski, starts this Champions League clash due to an elbow injury Manuel Almunia picked up during his shocking display in Saturday's 3-2 home loss to West Brom. Gunners supporters will not be filled with confidence based on his last ou...Full Story »

Five things we learned from the Premier League this weekend

Posted Tuesday, September 28, 2010 by theguardian.com

The second-tier teams are catching up, and other thoughts from the weekend's Premier League action West Bromwich Albion's Peter Odemwingie, second from right, puts his team 1-0 up against Arsenal at the Emirates.   1.This was a good weekend for the lowly, the second tier and those with an Ed Miliband-like belief in the progressive redistribution of footballing riches Not only did al...Full Story »

Kev blast at 'shot' Rooney

Posted Monday, September 27, 2010 by The Sun

WAYNE ROONEY has been blasted by Kevin Keegan. The former England boss says the Manchester United star's confidence is "shot" - and also thinks Rooney is a hypocrite. Keegan watched woeful Roo struggle in United's 2-2 draw at Bolton where he was hauled off after 61 minutes yesterday. And he said: "Manchester United are minus Wayne Rooney at the moment. It's a different Wayne Rooney this ...Full Story »

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