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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 »

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 »

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