Archive for August, 2009

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The Week In Football #4

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A trip through the history books this week sees big-money transfers, England’s most famous result since 1966, the birth of the most addictive football computer game ever and Phil Babb making every football fan wince. August 31 Ever since the introduction of the transfer window in 2002 today has always brought about big money deals […]

Castillo heads for Wolves on loan 0

Castillo heads for Wolves on loan

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Ecuador international Segundo Castillo has joined Wolves on a season long deal from Red Star Belgrade. The midfielder previously had a spell in the Premier League with Everton and is reunited with his former Red Star teammate Nenad Milijas who arrived at Molineux earlier this summer. “I’m very happy to be joining Wolves,” he told […]

Benjani set for KC switch 2

Benjani set for KC switch

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Hull City have agreed a transfer fee with Manchester City for Zimbabwe striker Benjani Mwaruwari, according to Sky Sports. The 31 year old has fallen down the pecking order at the City of Manchester Stadium following the arrvial of Emmanuel Adebayor, Carlos Tevez and Roque Santa Cruz at the club, and has struggled with injuries […]

French Team of 1998 - Where are they now? 2

French Team of 1998 – Where are they now?

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What ever happened to the players who finally won France’s first World Cup? Despite having players such as Fontaine, Platini, Tigana, Tresor, Papin and Cantona over the years, France were never quite able to deliver the World title that they craved. On home soil in 1998, backed by a wave of national support, France destroyed […]

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Back Page Tips

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This weekend’s football action sees three games take place on Sunday. Everton host Wigan, Portsmouth welcome Manchester City and Fulham travel to Villa Park to take on an Aston Villa side who have had a topsy-turvy week to say the least. First and foremost, it is hard to ignore the trouncing that Wigan took at […]

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Blue is the colour

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Striker Didier Drogba is this week’s biggest in for Neil Sherwin as his fantasy football team get firmly aboard the Chelsea bandwagon. Sorry Crouchy but you’re killing me. A quite frankly horrendous three point haul from three games means the big man with a great touch has gotten the bullet. In his place comes Didier […]

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This weekend’s Premier League preview

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Tottenham go into gameweek four of the Premier League joint top, and host Birmingham at home. Chelsea play Burnley at the Bridge, while the pick of the bunch is at Old Trafford as the champions host Arsenal. Saturday, 29 August 2009 Chelsea vs Burnley, 15:00 Chelsea currently sit second in the league, only behind Spurs […]

Aston Villa sign Richard Dunne 0

Aston Villa sign Richard Dunne

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Aston Villa have agreed a fee with Manchester City to sign central defender Richard Dunne. The 29-year-old City skipper is travelling to the Midlands for talks about a move to Villa Park, after nine years with the Eastlands club where he was eventually appointed captaincy. Villa boss Martin O’Neill is trying to bolster his backline […]

UCL Group Stage Report: Champions Barca draw Inter 0

UCL Group Stage Report: Champions Barca draw Inter

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Kevin Coleman gives his view on this season’s Champions League Group Stage draw as champions Barcelona meet Internazionale, runners-up Manchester Utd draw Wolfsburg and Real Madrid clash with AC Milan. Group A: Bayern Munchen (GER), Juventus (ITA), Bordeaux (FRA), Maccabi Haifa (ISR) German giants Bayern Munchen meet Italian side Juventus in the opening group of […]

Tuncay and Huth set for Stoke move 0

Tuncay and Huth set for Stoke move

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Middlesbrough manager Gareth Southgate has confirmed that Stoke City are in talks to sign Robert Huth and Tuncay for a combined fee of around £11m. Germany defender Huth and Turkey forward Tuncay are discussing personal terms and undergoing medicals at City. “The two clubs have agreed a fee and Robert is having talks with Stoke […]