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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 »

Persons visit Trophy on display

Posted Friday, February 05, 2010 by PA

A man holds his child next to the FIFA 2010 World Cup Trophy on display in Jakarta, Indonesia, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010. The 2010 World Cup soccer tournament is to be held in South Africa, the first time the tournament is held in the African continent.Full Story »


Posted Sunday, January 24, 2010 by NOTW.co.uk

£90k a week for top keeper PEPE REINA is close to signing a new five-year deal at Anfield. Liverpool opened talks with the keeper earlier this month and have put a £23million package on the table. The deal would put Reina on around £90,000 a week. The club expect an agreement to be reached shortly with the player having already committed his future to the Merseysiders. Rei...Full Story »


Posted Sunday, January 24, 2010 by NOTW.co.uk

Italian hard-man is Fergie's favourite CHIELLINI: Always strong in the tackle SIR ALEX FERGUSON will allow Nemanja Vidic to join Barcelona this summer - with Giorgio Chiellini his replacement. Both Manchester clubs have been tracking the Juventus defender this season and the player's agent, Davide Lippi, was present at the Carling Cup semi-final on Tuesday. United boss Ferguson has given...Full Story »

Gary Neville faces censure for middle-finger gesture at Carlos Tevez

Posted Thursday, January 21, 2010 by theguardian.com

The Manchester United substitute Gary Neville gestures with his middle finger after Carlos Tevez scores his first goal. Gary Neville could be in trouble with the Football Association after he reacted to Carlos Tevez's first goal in the Carling Cup semi-final by raising his middle finger towards the Manchester City striker. The FA wrote to Neville to warn him about his provocative celebration ...Full Story »

Chelsea lining up January swoop for Wolfsburg striker

Posted Sunday, January 10, 2010 by BBC.com

Carlo Ancelotti has identified Wolfsburg striker Edin Dzeko as Chelsea's first choice striker target in this transfer window. The Bosia Herzegovina striker, who has been watched by every top club in Europe, was thought to be heading to Milan. But the Italian club last night admitted a deal could be scuppered by the late interest of the Stamford Bridge club. Milan cannot meet the £36m b...Full Story »

Football transfer rumours: Vincenzo Iaquinta to Chelsea?

Posted Friday, January 08, 2010 by theguardian.com

Today's fluff can't feel its extremities Vincenzo Iaquinta feels that knee twinge. Photograph: AP Some things, of course, just have to get through. Not necessarily important things, like the post, or bread in the Mill's clinically depressed local Tesco Metro, or people who have to go to school, or fat blokes in lurid yellow coats employed to shovel snow off the pitch at major football stadiums...Full Story »

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