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Mancini: Bridge will play for England

Posted Friday, February 12, 2010 by PA81 hits

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini expects Wayne Bridge to answer England's World Cup call. With Ashley Cole ruled out for three months after breaking his ankle at Everton on Wednesday, Bridge is now first in line to replace the Chelsea left-back in next month's friendly with Egypt and possibly the World Cup itself, if Cole's recovery does not go as planned. That has raised inevitable ques...Full Story »

England v Italy: Rino Gattuso Is Loved By All English Fans, But His Last Great Game Was Milan 3-0 Manchester United 2007

Posted Friday, February 12, 2010 by Goal.com751 hits

Ahead of next week’s big Champions League clash, Carlo Garganese looks at one of the few Italian players admired by the English nation but warns everyone that the great Gattuso who put on a clinic against Ronaldo in 2007 is long gone. It would be fair to say that few Serie A-based Italian players have captured the hearts of the English public over the years. Call it a clash of styles, p...Full Story »

Agbonlahor joins Villa injury list

Posted Thursday, February 11, 2010 by PA157 hits

Aston Villa's leading scorer Gabriel Agbonlahor has joined skipper Stiliyan Petrov in being a fitness doubt for Sunday's FA Cup fifth-round clash with Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park. Petrov suffered an ankle injury in a challenge by Manchester United's Nani on Wednesday night, which saw the midfielder sent off. And Villa boss Martin O'Neill revealed today that Agbonlahor also sustained a le...Full Story »

Hull settle Duffen dispute

Posted Thursday, February 11, 2010 by PA50 hits

Hull have settled their legal dispute with former chairman Paul Duffen out of court, the club announced on Thursday morning. City began proceedings against Duffen last month after accusing him of spending company money for private use during his time in charge. Hull also alleged Duffen's company received payments from agents in return for allowing those same agents to negotiate transfers on ...Full Story »

Disallowed goal leaves Brown fuming

Posted Thursday, February 11, 2010 by PA40 hits

Motherwell manager Craig Brown insists his side were denied all three points against Rangers after controversially having a goal disallowed against the Scottish champions. Tom Hateley handed the Steelmen the lead before Kris Boyd rescued a point for the Ibrox side in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash at Fir Park. But, in between those goals, Ross Forbes could also have had hi...Full Story »

Mowbray warns Hoops will get better

Posted Thursday, February 11, 2010 by PA40 hits

Celtic manager Tony Mowbray watched his side close the gap behind Rangers at the top of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League to eight points with a 2-0 win over Hearts then claimed his side are only going to get better. After a frustrating first half at Celtic Park, stopper Glenn Loovens drove the home side ahead four minutes after the restart and around 60 seconds later striker Marc-Antoine F...Full Story »

Sevilla Coach Manolo Jimenez Not Happy With Performance Against Getafe Pleased To Progress

Posted Thursday, February 11, 2010 by Goal.com296 hits

The Andalusian's survived a scare to progress of the final of the Copa... Sevilla coach Manolo Jimenez has declared that he was not happy with his sides performance but noted that he was glad to have reached the Copa del Rey final after a 2-1 aggregate victory over Getafe. Los Nervionenses lead by two goals going into the second leg at the Alfonso Perez Coliseum but were made to sweat after ...Full Story »

Orlando Pirates 2-0 Amazulu: Bucs Finally Break Goal Duck

Posted Thursday, February 11, 2010 by Goal.com162 hits

After five consecutive games without a win, Orlando Pirates were able to find a 2-0 victory against a stubborn AmaZulu at the Orlando Stadium on Wednesday night. Second half goals from Lucky Lekgwathi and Gert Schalkwyk handed the Buccaneers the victory in a game where they squandered numerous chance in front of goal. The first 45 minutes saw AmaZulu stand firm and stubborn in defence as the...Full Story »

Terry & Capello United for England - Carlo

Posted Wednesday, February 10, 2010 by PA126 hits

Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti believes John Terry's relationship with England manager Fabio Capello will not have been affected by the Italian's decision to strip the defender of the national team captaincy.Capello relieved Terry of his duties as England's on-field leader during a short meeting at Wembley last Friday. Terry has already thanked the Chelsea fans for the support they gave him in the...Full Story »

Valdano Insists Real Madrid Will Continue Fight 'Miracle' Barcelona Generation

Posted Wednesday, February 10, 2010 by Goal.com128 hits

The Argentinian says the new arrivals have impressed at the club. Real Madrid general manager Jorge Valdano has declared that his team are up to the challenge posed by Barcelona this season, noting that the champions are currently enjoing "a miracle generation". Valdano also revealed that the period of transformation at Madrid is not yet complete and added that the changes will be completed ...Full Story »

Coupe de France Round-Up: Quevilly Shock Rennes

Posted Wednesday, February 10, 2010 by Goal.com71 hits

It was a mixed night for Ligue 1 sides as Boulogne eliminated the holders but Rennes crashed out to an outfit well down the pecking order of French football. Tuesday, February 9, 2010 Boulogne-Sur-Mer 1-0 GuingampBeauvais 1-4 SochauxQuevilly 1-0 Stade RennaisVesoul 0-1 Paris Saint-Germain Boulogne-Sur-Mer 1-0 Guingamp Coupe de France holders Guingamp will not be repeating their remarkable ...Full Story »

Moyes waits for Fellaini news

Posted Tuesday, February 09, 2010 by PA58 hits

Everton boss David Moyes is still anxiously awaiting news on the fitness of key midfielder Marouane Fellaini. The Belgium international suffered an ankle injury in a controversial challenge with Liverpool's Sotirios Kyrgiakos in the Merseyside derby defeat at Anfield on Saturday. It is feared the 22-year-old could be out for a few weeks but Everton are still to learn the full extent of the p...Full Story »

Sevilla Defender Cala Insists His Team Cannot Relax Against Getafe

Posted Tuesday, February 09, 2010 by Goal.com342 hits

The Andalusian side take a two goal lead to Madrid... Sevilla defender Cala has insisted that his team cannot afford to relax going into Wednesday's Copa del Rey semi-final second leg against Getafe at the Alfonso Perez Coliseum. Los Nervionenses are already working with a depleted workforce due to a host of injuries but must now cope with the added unavailability of Alvaro Negredo and Mariu...Full Story »

Trap will relish Euro challenge, says Keane

Posted Tuesday, February 09, 2010 by irishexaminer.com59 hits

ROY KEANE believes Giovanni Trapattoni will be ‘rubbing his hands’ in anticipation after the draw for the 2012 European Championship qualifying groups presented Ireland with a realistic chance of reaching the finals in Poland and the Ukraine. And Irish hopes have been boosted by the strongest signs yet from Moscow that Russian manager Guus Hiddink will not still be at the national...Full Story »

Fuller arrested in assault probe

Posted Monday, February 08, 2010 by PA58 hits

Stoke striker Ricardo Fuller was arrested after an incident at a nightclub on Sunday morning, the football club have announced. Fuller was accused of assaulting a 21-year-old man in the bar area of JFK nightclub, in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent. Staffordshire Police said the victim suffered minor facial injuries and did not need hospital treatment. The incident, at around 1am on Sunday morning, ...Full Story »

McCall quits Bantams

Posted Monday, February 08, 2010 by PA178 hits

Bradford manager Stuart McCall has resigned following a meeting with the club's joint chairman Julian Rhodes. McCall, installed as manager in May 2007, announced his intentions to stand down after a 1-0 home defeat to Bury on Saturday left the Bantams, expected to challenge for promotion this season, languishing in the bottom half of the table. It had been reported McCall, who threatened to ...Full Story »

Cahill suffers blood clot

Posted Monday, February 08, 2010 by PA44 hits

Bolton defender Gary Cahill could miss the rest of the season after suffering a blood clot in his arm. It is a devastating blow for Cahill, who was hoping to claim a place in England's World Cup squad. The 24-year-old was taken ill on Friday and sat out the 0-0 draw against Fulham on Saturday. Manager Owen Coyle said: "Gary suffered a pain in his arm and it became severely swollen on the da...Full Story »

Capello won't freeze out Terry

Posted Monday, February 08, 2010 by PA51 hits

Fabio Capello believes John Terry remains one of England's most important players. The coach stripped Terry of the captaincy last week following newspaper allegations surrounding his private life. But the Italian said: "John Terry is still an important player for England. He is one of the most important players for England." The backing seems to end any worries Terry may have had about his...Full Story »

Phillips sees future in top flight

Posted Monday, February 08, 2010 by PA70 hits

Kevin Phillips believes he has a future in the Barclays Premier League after the veteran Birmingham striker came off the substitute's bench to earn a dramatic 2-1 win over Wolves at St. Andrew's. Phillips, 36, has had only a bit part to play during the first half of the campaign and revealed he had offers to move to other clubs during the January transfer window. But City manager Alex McLeish...Full Story »

Spanish Federation President Angel Maria Villar Confident Of Euro 2012 Qualification

Posted Monday, February 08, 2010 by Goal.com159 hits

La Furia Roja are the favourites... Following the conclusion of the Euro 2012 qualifying draw, RFEF president Angel Maria Villar expressed his confidence that Spain would make it to the final tournament. Speaking to Marca after the draw, Villar said, "Spain are the favourites, but we respect our rivals." "We cannot make the mistake of thinking that qualification has already been achieved. We...Full Story »

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