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Rangers say Edu’s injury not thought to be major

Posted Saturday, November 13, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP)—American midfielder Maurice Edu will miss Glasgow Rangers’ Scottish Premier League match against Aberdeen on Saturday because of a knee injury but the club does not believe there was major damage. Edu was stretchered off in the 43rd minute of Wednesday’s 3-0 loss to visiting Hibernian after injuring his left knee in a lunging tackle by John Rankin. Edu ...Full Story »

Christian Poulsen will prove his Liverpool worth, says Roy Hodgson

Posted Friday, November 12, 2010 by theguardian.com

Christian Poulsen of Liverpool with Roy Hodgson in August, after his move from Juventus. Roy Hodgson has defended his £4.5m purchase of Christian Poulsen despite admitting the midfielder will struggle to win acceptance from Liverpool supporters after a poor start to his Anfield career. The Denmark international has endured a torrid time since his arrival from Juventus in the summer, when ...Full Story »

Clubs cynical about football agents' plan to self-regulate

Posted Friday, November 12, 2010 by theguardian.com

Association of Football Agents chairman Mel Stein may struggle to convince clubs agents can self-regulate. As Fifa prepares to abandon its responsibility for policing the activities of transfer middlemen, first revealed here, the Association of Football Agents is working on a system of self-regulation. However its efforts look like foundering on the scepticism of clubs. The AFA's chairman, Me...Full Story »

Arsenal interested in Gary Cahill after Bolton raise prospect of sale

Posted Friday, November 12, 2010 by theguardian.com

Bolton's Gary Cahill tangles with Chelsea's Didier Drogba, a regular scorer against Arsenal. Bolton Wanderers' decision to put Gary Cahill on the transfer market has opened the door to a formal bid from Arsenal. Arsène Wenger has been monitoring Cahill's impressive recent progress and despite spending £13m on two centre-halves during the summer some at the club doubt that the defence...Full Story »

Beckenbauer to stand down from FIFA executive

Posted Friday, November 12, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

BERLIN (AFP) - German football legend Franz Beckenbauer said Thursday he will not stand for re-election for world football's governing body FIFA's executive committee in 2011. The 65-year-old, who both captained and coached Germany to World Cup titles in 1974 and 1990, revealed the news in a press release citing personal and family reasons for his decision. 'The Kaiser' was elected to FIFA's e...Full Story »

Nice goalkeeper Letizi to retire

Posted Friday, November 12, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

NICE, France (AFP) - Nice's veteran 37-year-old goalkeeper Lionel Letizi will retire at the end of the current season, the player confirmed on Thursday. "I'll stop next June," said the former France international, who has won four caps during his career. "It'll be high time by then as it's getting harder and harder to follow the routine. I feel a huge difference compared to last season. I stru...Full Story »

Unhappy Alonso could leave Monaco in January

Posted Friday, November 12, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

MONACO (AFP) - Monaco coach Guy Lacombe revealed on Thursday that Argentine attacking midfielder Alejandro Alonso could leave the club in January, after losing the faith of the club's fans. "We met at his request and the two of us talked," said Lacombe. "It's become complicated for him here. I think he's thinking about leaving in the next transfer window." Alonso fell out of favour with the M...Full Story »

Barcelona Coach Pep Guardiola Heaps Praise On Thiago

Posted Friday, November 12, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola has praised youngster Thiago for his performance in the Catalan outfit's 5-1 win against Ceuta in the Copa del Rey on Wednesday evening. “He can still grow so much more,” said Guardiola, according to Barca’s official website. “I want to congratulate him for the way he played. He is a daring player and has the capability of unbalancing any op...Full Story »

Newcastle's Barton charged over Pedersen 'punch'

Posted Friday, November 12, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

LONDON (AFP) - Newcastle United midfielder Joey Barton was charged on Thursday with violent conduct by the Football Association (FA) after appearing to punch Blackburn Rovers' Morten Gamst Perdersen. The 28-year-old was charged by the FA after referee Mike Jones viewed video evidence of the incident, which he did not see when it took place in the 50th minute of Rovers' 2-1 Premier League win at...Full Story »

Temarii confident FIFA ethics probe will clear him

Posted Friday, November 12, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

Suspended FIFA executive committee member Reynald Temarii has “no doubt” he will be cleared of corruption charges and allowed to vote for the 2018 and 2022 World Cup hosts. Temarii told The Associated Press on Thursday that he is confident FIFA’s ethics committee will lift his suspension next week after he shows that Britain’s Sunday Times newspaper “fabricated fal...Full Story »

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