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Capello eager to avoid circus

Posted Wednesday, February 24, 2010 by PA

Fabio Capello is confident his World Cup training camp at Royal Bafokeng Sports Campus will ensure no repeat of the circus that accompanied England in Baden-Baden four years ago. The England manager visited the complex near Rustenburg on his way to the pre-World Cup meeting with 18 other national coaches at Sun City - and the site's isolated location means WAGs and members of players' entourage...Full Story »

Pienaar in drink driving charge

Posted Tuesday, February 23, 2010 by PA

Everton midfielder Steven Pienaar has been charged with drink driving, Merseyside Police confirmed on Tuesday morning. The 27-year-old was arrested early on Sunday morning, only hours after Everton's impressive 3-1 victory over Manchester United. A police spokesman said: "He was arrested at the junction of London Road and Lime Street and later charged with drink driving and failure to comply...Full Story »

Wenger bemoans Walcott scrutiny

Posted Monday, February 22, 2010 by PA

Arsene Wenger claims winger Theo Walcott is being put under "terrible pressure" to be fully fit in time for the World Cup finals in South Africa this summer. A series of injuries to his back, knee, hamstring and ribs have hampered Walcott's progress this season and limited him to just five Premier League starts. But Wenger told the Gunners official website: "The World Cup is not today. It ...Full Story »

Lennon's fitness concern

Posted Monday, February 22, 2010 by PA

Tottenham winger Aaron Lennon is waiting for scan results after feeling discomfort in his injured groin while training at the weekend. The 22-year-old had been recovering well from the problem he picked up in December but this setback could mean more time on the sidelines depending on the assessment of the complaint, which is due on Tuesday. It means he is a huge concern ahead of England's f...Full Story »

Bruce fined for comments

Posted Monday, February 22, 2010 by PA

Steve Bruce has been fined £2,500 following his critical comments about the dismissal of defender Michael Turner in Sunderland's defeat at Manchester City in December. Bruce, who has also been asked to explain his comments after the game, during which he described referee Andre Marriner's decision to send off the defender for an aerial challenge with Gareth Barry as "obscene", "a joke" a...Full Story »

Hodgson backs Zamora England claims

Posted Monday, February 22, 2010 by PA

Roy Hodgson believes Fabio Capello will have been impressed by Fulham matchwinner Bobby Zamora in Sunday's 2-1 victory over Birmingham. Zamora rifled home a superb last-minute free-kick to claim his 15th goal in 32 starts and propel Fulham up to ninth place in the Barclays Premier League. Capello had left Craven Cottage when Zamora pounced but Hodgson believes the 29-year-old's accomplished ...Full Story »

Cole could face Chelsea action

Posted Monday, February 22, 2010 by PA

Chelsea left-back Ashley Cole could face disciplinary action from the club following further allegations over his private life. The Barclays Premier League leaders insist the latest issues are a private matter for the England international, currently recovering from ankle surgery, but insist that any incidents found to have broken club rules will be dealt with internally. A spokesman for C...Full Story »

Moyes backs Blues to keep young duo

Posted Monday, February 22, 2010 by PA

David Moyes believes Everton can keep their brilliant young guns Jack Rodwell and Dan Gosling out of the clutches of the big boys. The Everton manager insists his club are in a much stronger position than when they sold Wayne Rooney to Manchester United back in 2004. Moyes was brought down to earth after his side's high-flying 3-1 win against United at Goodison when he arrived at Manchester A...Full Story »

Van der Sar set for United stay

Posted Monday, February 22, 2010 by PA

Veteran goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar looks set to sign a new one-year contract with Manchester United. The 39-year-old Dutchman has been in talks with manager Sir Alex Ferguson over his future and now appears ready to commit to a 12-month extension. Quoted in the News of the World, he said: "I would like to keep on playing so I have decided to sign another contract. The club want me to stay ...Full Story »

Mowbray happy at Celtic

Posted Saturday, February 20, 2010 by PA

Tony Mowbray has dismissed rumours that he he is unsettled at Parkhead. The Celtic boss has come under intense scrutiny in recent weeks as his side have slipped 10 points behind Old Firm rivals Rangers at the top of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League. After the 4-4 draw with Aberdeen at Pittodrie last Saturday, in which the visitors lost the lead three times, Mowbray was again subject to spe...Full Story »

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