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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 »

Culture clash means José Mourinho risks everything on Real gamble

Posted Monday, September 27, 2010 by theguardian.com

  Real Madrid manager has put his formidable reputation on the line at an institution that demands the impossible José Mourinho's priority has always been to win, but at Real Madrid he is expected to entertain as well.   For every Brian Clough who is run out of town on day 44 there is a manager who remakes a club in his image. Arsenal were a chess team until Arsène Wh...Full Story »

Roy Hodgson: Protests against Liverpool owners do not help the team

Posted Saturday, September 25, 2010 by theguardian.com

Roy Hodgson, right, knows he faces a tough job lifting the Liverpool team after their Carling Cup defeat against Northampton.  Roy Hodgson has risked alienating the hard core of Liverpool's support by saying the continuing protests against the club's American owners are not helping Liverpool's cause as they grapple with their worst start to a season in 18 years. Protesters grouped under t...Full Story »

Lionel Messi Will Be Difficult To Replace - Barcelona Coach Pep Guardiola

Posted Wednesday, September 22, 2010 by Goal.com

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola admits that it will be difficult to replace the injured Lionel Messi unti he recovers. Pep Guardiola, Barcelona Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola has admitted in a press conference today that he will find it difficult to replace Lionel Messi in his starting XI and still ask his team to play in the same way in his absence. Tomas Ujfalusi’s lunge on the Argentine...Full Story »

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