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Bernabeu Bites: Cristiano Ronaldo Scores His 100th Goal Edition

Posted Wednesday, August 31, 2011 by managingmadrid.com

I'm sure it came to no one's surprise that Real Madrid kicked off the 2011/12 La Liga season with a 6-0 pasting of Real Zaragoza. One team looked great, the other not so much. While I think there is still some work to be done for Real Madrid it was a great start, even if it was against a vastly inferior team. That's right I'm trying to temper myself, in the midst of a extremely great effort fr...Full Story »

Joleon Lescott relishes the Manchester City challenge

Posted Wednesday, August 31, 2011 by Dailystar.co.uk

Above: Joleon Lescott has to handle the likes of Carlos Tevez, Edin Dzeko, Sergio Aguero and Mario Balotell JOLEON LESCOTT reckons dealing with around £130m worth of striker talent in training every day has helped make playing for England far less daunting. Joleon Lescott has to handle the likes of Carlos Tevez, Edin Dzeko, Sergio Aguero and Mario Balotelli for his day job. The amazing l...Full Story »

Samir Nasri: Arsenal are still sick from the Carling Cup

Posted Wednesday, August 31, 2011 by thesun.co.uk

BURSTING POINT ... Samir Nasri SAMIR NASRI reckons Arsenal are still suffering the demoralising effects of their Carling Cup final defeat by Birmingham.The Gunners were red-hot favourites to end their six-year wait for silverware last February. But they blew it 2-1 and Gunners old boy Nasri believes that setback, plus their awful league finish and transfer antics, has left them in the doldrums...Full Story »

Stoke and Sunderland fight for Peter Crouch

Posted Wednesday, August 31, 2011 by thesun.co.uk

DECISION TIME ... Peter Crouch PETER CROUCH is at the centre of a £12million tug of war between Sunderland and Stoke. The two clubs have made identical bids for Tottenham's 6ft 7in striker with the transfer deadline looming. Crouch now has until 11pm tonight to decide which can offer him the best in football and financial terms — he will be after around £60,000 a week — ...Full Story »

Sporting sign Brazil midfielder Elias from Atletico

Posted Wednesday, August 31, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

Sporting have signed Brazil midfielder Elias from Atletico Madrid for 8.85 million euros ($12.8 million), the Portuguese club said on Tuesday. The 26-year-old has signed a contract until 2016, Sporting added in a statement. Elias joined Atletico in December last year from Corinthians and made 15 appearances, scoring two goals for the La Liga club. He got his first Brazil call-up in September ...Full Story »

Suarez: Coates has completed move to Liverpool

Posted Wednesday, August 31, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

Luis Suarez says fellow Uruguayan Sebastian Coates has completed a move to join him at Liverpool. Nacional de Montevideo has already told The Associated Press that it will receive around $11.5 million from Liverpool for the 20-year-old center back. Suarez wrote on his Facebook page late Tuesday: “I want to welcome Coates, partner in the uruguayan team, friend and great player who just si...Full Story »

Inter defender Santon secures move to Newcastle

Posted Wednesday, August 31, 2011 by

Newcastle United signed Italy defender Davide Santon from Inter Milan on a five-year-deal on Tuesday, with the 20-year-old likely to fill the gap left by Jose Enrique’s departure to Liverpool. Newcastle manager Alan Pardew told the Premier League club’s website (www.nufc.co.uk): “He is a quality left-back and an established international who also gives us flexibility in defenc...Full Story »

Bob Bradley's Agent: Egypt will decide its coach this week

Posted Wednesday, August 31, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

Egypt will make a decision on its next coach after Ramadan ends this week, Bob Bradley's agent Ron Waxman confirmed to Goal.com. It is likely that the former U.S. coach will be waiting to hear his name announced as the team's next manager. “I have been told that the EFA will decide on a new manager sometime after the feast which marks the end of Ramadan,” Waxman told Goal.com via em...Full Story »

Bremen manager says Mertesacker will join Arsenal

Posted Wednesday, August 31, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

Werder Bremen general manager Klaus Allofs has confirmed the transfer of Germany defender Per Mertesacker to Arsenal. Allofs told the local Weser-Kurier newspaper Tuesday that “everything is arranged between Werder and Arsenal.” An official announcement is expected on Wednesday, following completion of some final details between the clubs. Allofs said Bremen will hold a news confe...Full Story »

Arsenal agree Park Chu-Young deal

Posted Wednesday, August 31, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

Beleaguered Premier League side Arsenal said Tuesday they have a agreed a deal to sign striker Park Chu-Young from French club AS Monaco. The 26-year-old South Korea captain scored 25 times in 91 appearances for the French club during three seasons in Ligue 1 and replaced Manchester United's Park Ji-Sung as captain of the national side earlier this year. His arrival at the Emirates is a timely...Full Story »

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