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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 »

Wenger: Opponents 'bought' my players

Posted Saturday, February 20, 2010 by PA

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has claimed he has managed players who had been "bought" by opponents. Wenger hit out at referee Martin Hansson over the official's display in the Gunners' Champions League last-16 first-leg defeat in Porto on Wednesday. The Frenchman labelled Hansson "incompetent" before seemingly implying he had managed players who had taken bribes to fix games. Quoted in several...Full Story »

Robinho adds to Mancini's growing list of troubles at Manchester City

Posted Saturday, February 20, 2010 by theguardian.com

Robinho, on loan to Brazilian club Santos, says he intends to remain there. Robinho, the most expensive player in the history of the Premier League, has informed Manchester City that he has no intention of returning to the club at the end of his loan spell with Santos. The man who was supposed to symbolise City's new ambitions when signed from Real Madrid for £32.5m, is so determined to ...Full Story »

McLeish set for contract talks

Posted Saturday, February 20, 2010 by PA

Birmingham boss Alex McLeish is set to hold weekend talks with club owner Carson Yeung over his new contract and feels he should be on a parity with his contemporaries after his success of the past two seasons. McLeish is understood to on a deal worth only around £750,000 a year after making the move to St Andrew's two and a half years ago. The former Scotland boss is adamant that he is ...Full Story »


Posted Tuesday, February 16, 2010 by NOTW.co.uk

RONALDO: Misses his United 'family' CRISTIANO RONALDO has opened the door on a sensational return to Manchester United. The 2008 World Player of the Year quit for Real Madrid in a mega £80million transfer last summer. But in an exclusive News of the World interview, Ron admits he misses his Old Trafford "family" and refuses to rule out playing for United again. "Of course I miss pla...Full Story »

Sir Alex Ferguson's patience is tested as Vidic pulls out of Milan tie

Posted Tuesday, February 16, 2010 by theguardian.com

Manchester United's Paul Scholes, Wayne Rooney and Gary Neville train at San Siro. Sir Alex Ferguson's increasingly precarious relationship with Nemanja Vidic has deteriorated even further after the unsettled defender pulled out of Manchester United's Champions League match against Milan. United will have to face the seven-times European Cup winners without their reigning player of the year a...Full Story »

Player Ratings: When Science Makes Sense

Posted Saturday, February 06, 2010 by Kickette.com

Think of science and what springs to mind? Hey, wake up, we’re not done yet. We think that the science-folk out there might just have discovered their inner cool. *sounds boat horn* Please. Attention. Come back and sit down. Let us explain: We’ve got a sneaky suspicion that the folks down at New Scientist have been following us on Twitter. Their latest foray into male forensics ...Full Story »

John Terry: Notes on a Scandal

Posted Saturday, February 06, 2010 by Kickette.com

  Digging ourselves out of the mountainous pile of tabloid reports, JT jokes, and tired “WAGs as role models” arguments, we find that yet, again, we are left with more questions than answers. Call it information overload, call it alcohol kills brain cells, we’re not bothered. The big news this afternoon is Fabio Capello’s decision to take John Terry off of captain...Full Story »

Argentina head coach Diego is greeted by schoolchildren

Posted Friday, February 05, 2010 by PA

WINTERVELDT, SOUTH AFRICA - JANUARY 19: In this handout photo provided by 2010 FIFA World Cup Organising Committee South Africa, Argentina national soccer team's head coach Diego Maradona is greeted by schoolchildren during his visit to Kgotlelelang School at Winterveldt on January 19, 2010, around 40km north west of Pretoria, South Africa. WINTERVELDT, SOUTH AFRICA - JANUARY 19: In thi...Full Story »

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