Archive for November, 2009

Plethora of wingers masks lack of England depth 6

Plethora of wingers masks lack of England depth

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Having analysed Fabio Capello’s options at full-back in his last piece Jamie Smith moves up the park to the wingers, where, he argues, there are lots of options, but little quality within them. A year ago, Joe Cole and Theo Walcott looked absolute certainties to be in the starting eleven for England at the World […]

Dzeko boost for Wolfsburg 0

Dzeko boost for Wolfsburg

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Bosnian striker Edin Dzeko has committed his immediate future to Wolfsburg amid rumours linking him with a January move away from the club. The 23 year old hitman is one of the most in-form strikers in Europe and scored 26 goals last season. Dzeko has attracted the attention of AC Milan amongst others, but has […]

Pompey show Hart the door 0

Pompey show Hart the door

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Portsmouth have parted company with manager Paul Hart after the club’s poort start to the season. Despite keeping the club in the Premier League last season and being forced to sell his best players, Hart’s efforts weren’t deemed good enough to save his job. Portsmouth chief executive Peter Storrie agreed that Hart was bound by […]

Football League Supporters Survey 2010 0

Football League Supporters Survey 2010

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The Football League has today launched its 2010 survey, giving fans the opportunity to have their say on important matters affecting clubs outside the top flight. Around 400,000 registered members will be emailed the survey, and any other supporters can contribute by logging on to www.football-league.co.uk. The survey was previously conducted in both 2006 and […]

Wigan players to compensate supporters 0

Wigan players to compensate supporters

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Wigan Athletic’s players are to pay over £15,000 in compensation to their fans who travelled to White Hart Lane for Sunday’s 9-1 mauling against Tottenham. Speaking to the club’s official website, club captain Mario Melchiot said the players disappointed with the performance and felt they had let the fans down. “We feel that as a […]

Sunderland hit by Bent blow 0

Sunderland hit by Bent blow

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Sunderland are waiting on a scan to determine whether or not they will have to do without top scorer Darren Bent for up to three weeks. The England international picked up the suspected hamstring injury after scoring the winning goal against Arsenal on Saturday. “If it is his hamstring, we could be looking at three […]

RSL upset Galaxy in MLS final 0

RSL upset Galaxy in MLS final

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Real Salt Lake has secured the 2009 MLS Cup with an upset win over Los Angeles Galaxy in Seattle on Sunday night. Semi final hero Nick Rimando was again the headline maker as he saved two penalties in a shootout after the game finished 1-1 after extra time. For RSL it was their first MLS […]

FAI Cup Final Preview - Sligo Rovers v Sporting Fingal 0

FAI Cup Final Preview – Sligo Rovers v Sporting Fingal

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Sligo Rovers and Sporting Fingal do battle in the FAI Ford Cup Final at Tallaght Stadium on Sunday afternoon with kick off at 3pm. Recently promtoted from the First Division, Sporting Fingal are the league’s newest side having only been in existence for two years, but their professional set up should see them succeed where […]

Tight at the back 0

Tight at the back

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With a number of key attacking players out injured after the international break, there are many Fantasy Football managers suffering a selection headache this weekend, and Ruining Football will be putting all its eggs in a defensive basket. Fernando Torres, Frank Lampard, Robin Van Persie, Didier Drogba, Tim Cahill, Michael Ballack…..the list of those either […]

Stephen McPhail Diagnosed With Cancer 1

Stephen McPhail Diagnosed With Cancer

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Cardiff City player, and former captain, Stephen McPhail has been diagnosed with cancer, a club statement has revealed. The statement read: “Cardiff City midfielder Stephen McPhail has been diagnosed with a stage one malt lymphoma, previously known as a pseudo lymphoma. Treatment is expected to last for three weeks with a return to playing football […]