Archive for August, 2009

Everton swoop for Russian star 0

Everton swoop for Russian star

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Everton have confirmed that they have completed the signing of Russian international Diniyar Bilyaletdinov from Lokomotiv Moscow for an undisclosed fee. The 24 year old left footer, capped 28 times for his country, has a signed a five year deal with the Goodison Park club. Speaking to the offical Everton website, chief executive Robert Elstone […]

Spurs stay top, while Burnley win again 0

Spurs stay top, while Burnley win again

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Kevin Coleman reviews this weekend’s Premier League action as Tottenham stay top of the table, Burnley win again, Villa surprise Liverpool and Wigan suffer a thrashing at the hands of Manchester United. Arsenal 4-1 Portsmouth Diaby 18, 32, Gallas 50, Ramsay, 68; Kaboul 37 Arsenal continued their free scoring run by putting four past Portsmouth […]

An Eye On Germany #2 3

An Eye On Germany #2

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The Bundesliga has begun. Three matches in to the 2009/10 season and already we can see the league shaping up to be a good one. At the start of the season, I said that the only predictable thing about the Bundesliga is that it will be unpredictable. At the moment the top two are Bayer […]

City agree deal for Lescott 0

City agree deal for Lescott

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The Joleon Lescott transfer saga looks to have reached a conclusion after Manchester City confirmed they have agreed a deal to sign the defender from Everton for around £24 million. England international Lescott arrived at Eastlands this morning to undergo a medical and discuss personal terms ahead of the move. Everton boss David Moyes has […]

Ajax Class of 1995 - Where are they now? 7

Ajax Class of 1995 – Where are they now?

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Whatever happened to the Ajax team that shocked AC Milan in the 1995 Champions League Final? Months before Alan Hansen’s famous assertion that “You’ll never win anything with kids”, a youthful Ajax side turned over overwhelming favourites and reigning champions AC Milan in a tense final. It was also the match in which Patrick Kluivert […]

Toffees secure work permit for Banega 3

Toffees secure work permit for Banega

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Everton have been successful in their attempt to find a work permit for Valencia’s Argentinian playmaker Ever Banega. There was a cloud of doubt over the process as Banega has not played enough times for his country but Evertonians will be happy to see somebody else come in, albeit on loan. The deal also includes […]

Captain Fantastic 2

Captain Fantastic

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A full compliment of weekend fixtures gives Neil Sherwin plenty to mull over after a solid Gamweek 2 performance. Thank you Frank Lampard. A goal and three bonus points for the Chelsea man justified the decision in sticking with him as captain after a poor opening performance against Hull last weekend. His 20 point haul […]

Burnley win restores faith in football 2

Burnley win restores faith in football

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With one of the biggest upsets in the history of the Premier League already under their belt, Killian Keys explains why Burnley’s defeat of Manchester United restores our faith in the beautiful game. After a summer that has seen astronomical transfer fees, long drawn out transfer sagas and questionable player loyalty, Burnley’s stunning win over […]

This weekend's Premier League preview 3

This weekend’s Premier League preview

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With one week and two groups of games down already, Ed Diggins previews this weekend’s action which includes impressive Arsenal against struggling Portsmouth, league leaders Tottenham against fellow Londoners West Ham and champions Man United away to Wigan. Saturday, 22 August 2009 Arsenal v Portsmouth, 15:00 Arsenal are my team in the Last Man Standing […]

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Photo of the Week #3

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Glen Johnson’s acrobatics opened his Liverpool account on Wednesday evening against Stoke. The £17million full back impressed along the right, providing an attacking threat all night. He’s already got a goal and an assist to his name, plus winning Sunday’s penalty against Spurs – have Liverpool found the full back they’ve been looking for? We […]