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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Tue, March 14th 2006

Former chairman of Wrexham Football Club Alex Hamilton has failed to seize control of its Racecourse ground.

The Appeal Court in London has ruled that the stadium must remain in the hands of the club’s administrators.

The sale of the club will now go ahead and the administrators said the ruling was a “momentous day” in its history.

From: BBC


See also: Wrexham’s future still threatened


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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Thu, March 9th 2006

The child actor who made Accrington Stanley a household name in a milk commercial is being thanked by the club as they head to the Football League.

Carl Rice, one of the advert’s two stars 18 years ago, will be guest of honour at the club’s next home match.

From: BBC


A win in Accrington’s next home match against second place Hereford Utd will almost guarantee Accrington win the league, taking the division’s only automatic promotion place.



Tue, March 7th 2006

The best midfield in the world?

...only if Sven can get them playing together

England head coach Sven Goran Eriksson believes he could have the world’s best midfield at his disposal for the World Cup this summer [From: Sky Sports].


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



Thu, March 2nd 2006

Cole grabs late England winner

England win their final friendly before World Cup Final squad selected

ENGLAND beat Uruguay 2-1 in their final warm-up match before this Summer’s World Cup in Germany. Goals from Crouch and Cole late in the second half helped England overcome Uruguay who led from Pouso’s fantastic first half volley.

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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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