Archive for October, 2009

This weekend's Premier League preview 1

This weekend’s Premier League preview


It’s an injury-ravaged weekend of Premier League action as Arsenal and Tottenham clash in the local derby, Liverpool travel to Craven Cottage, Chelsea face Bolton at the Reebok and Man United host swine flu ridden Blackburn. Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur, 12:45, Emirates Stadium Tottenham make the short trip over to the Emirates to do battle […]

Make mine a double 3

Make mine a double


West Ham and Aston Villa are the first two teams to have double gameweek this season and both are represented in this week’s Fantasy Football starting eleven. Having two players in your fantasy football team from the club sitting in 19th place in the Premiership is a bit stupid, but nevertheless Mark  Noble and Velon […]

King jailed for 18 months 0

King jailed for 18 months


Wigan Athletic striker Marlon King has been sentenced to 18 months in prison after being found guilty of sexually assaulting a female in a London bar last December. The 29 year old was out celebrating his wife’s pregnancy when he reacted angrily to rejection from a 20 year old girl, punching her in the face […]

Transfer embargo placed on Portsmouth 2

Transfer embargo placed on Portsmouth


The Premier League have confirmed an embargo has been placed on Portsmouth registering any new players. The embargo means Paul Hart will be unable to bring any new players in to Fratton Park until further notice as he seeks to save the troubled club from relegation. Premier League spokesman Dan Johnson said: “We can confirm […]

A step in the right direction 0

A step in the right direction


In a breakthrough for both peace relations and football, women from Palestine and Jordan met in a friendly match on Monday evening. The game, Palestine’s first on home turf, ended in a 2-2 draw in front of a capacity crowd at the Faisal Al-Husseini Stadium which can accomodate 12,000 supporters. Amongst the keen onlookers were […]

Becks set for Milan return 0

Becks set for Milan return


David Beckham is to join AC Milan for a second loan spell from LA Galaxy in January, according to a source at the Serie A giants. Speaking to Sky Sport in Italy, Milan chief executive Adriano Galliani confirmed that a deal has been struck with the player and his US club. “A great player will […]

Picture Special: Spurs announce new stadium plans 5

Picture Special: Spurs announce new stadium plans


Tottenham have submitted a planning application with Haringey Council for their new 56,250-capacity stadium on land adjacent to White Hart Lane. The Northumberland Development Project includes plans for a public square, hotel and supermarket, as well as a 63-row, single-tier stand in an attempt to maximise the atmosphere inside the ground. Spurs chairman Daniel Levy […]

Blackburn camp hit with swine flu 0

Blackburn camp hit with swine flu


Blackburn Rovers have confirmed that three players and two members of staff have been diagnosed with swine flu. Christopher Samba and David Dunn both missed the 5-0 defeat at the hands of Chelsea on Saturday due to illness, although the club did not say which players had been struck down with the virus. Rovers take […]

New Boro boss targets promotion 0

New Boro boss targets promotion


Gordon Strachan has set his sights on guiding Middlesbrough back into the Premier League at the first attempt after being unveiled as their new manager on Monday. The 52-year-old has signed a four-year deal with the Championship club and succeeds Gareth Southgate, who was sacked following last week’s victory over Derby. Strachan returns to the […]