Tue, March 28th 2006

Four England-based managers on Madrid shortlist

Real Madrid seek high profile appointment to turn fortunes around

England coach Sven-Goran Eriksson, along with Chelsea’s Jose Mourinho, Liverpool’s Rafael Benitez and Arsenal’s Arsene Wenger are on the shortlist of manager’s wanted by Real Madrid.

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Sat, March 25th 2006

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has called on referees to stamp out diving by suspending guilty players.

From: BBC


There was surely some irony in his voice when he said this, considering some of Robert Pires’ behaviour (most notably against Portsmouth a couple of seasons ago).

The Arsenal manager went on to say: “I can say that when my team are not involved I am 100% against it.”



Mon, March 20th 2006

Who are the G14?

The G14 are a group of successful and rich European clubs that formed in September 2004 “to find a constructive way of reforming a system in which their voice was not heard and to establish for the clubs a meaningful executive role in the management of the international game.” (The G14 website)


Thu, March 16th 2006

Reports in the English media indicate that Barcelona claim they have reached a verbal agreement to sign Arsenal striker Thierry Henry.

The Gunners’ inspirational skipper has long been a target for the Catalan giants and his continuing reluctance to sign a new deal in North London has resulted in constant speculation over his future in The Premiership.

From: Sky Sports


Its always been suspicious that Henry has looked to put off talks with Arsenal until the end of the season considering that you would expect his priorities to then lie with France’s attempts to regain the World Cup.

Related: Chelsea to sign Ballack ‘before World Cup’


Wed, March 15th 2006

Chelsea to sign Ballack ‘before World Cup’

German captain aims to move before June

Germany’s Michael Ballack is hopeful of signing for Chelsea before the start of the World Cup in June. The 29-year-old Bayern Munich captain is out of contract in May and his agent said: “I think there is definitely something happening before the World Cup.”

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Mon, March 13th 2006

Wenger accuses Pardew of racism

Arsenal manager unhappy at "no British" criticism

Arsene Wenger has warned West Ham manager Alan Pardew that his complaints about the lack of British players in the Arsenal team smacked of racism [Wenger warns Pardew over “no British players” remarks - Yahoo! Sport]


Fri, March 10th 2006

Spurs to miss out on Champions League place

The number of English clubs in the Champions League limited to 4

In a twist from last year’s scenario where Everton feared they might lose their Champions League place to arch-rivals Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspurs will lose their spot to Arsenal if the Gunners are victorious in this year’s competition.

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Tue, March 7th 2006

GLEN JOHNSON will watch Chelsea’s Barcelona clash on TV tonight after an amazing passport blunder.

The dopey England defender forgot his documents and was sent home while the rest of the squad jetted out from Gatwick on Sunday.

From: The Sun



Tue, February 28th 2006

Alex Ferguson has offered Trinidad & Tobago captain Dwight Yorke the opportunity to train with Manchester United prior to the World Cup.

Trinidad & Tobago will play England in the group stage on 15 June.

With Ferguson regularly playing two of England’s potential star players (Rio Ferdinand and Wayne Rooney) out of position in midfield, could it be his deliberate intention to spoil England’s World Cup chances?


Mon, February 27th 2006

4: Paul Jewell’s unlucky number?

League Cup Final is manager's fourth 4-nil defeat to Utd

MANCHESTER UTD’s 4-nil win over Wigan in Sunday’s Carling Cup Final was Wigan manager Paul Jewell’s fourth 4-nil defeat by United.

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