Archive for December, 2009

Donovan in line for Toffess switch 0

Donovan in line for Toffess switch


Major League Soccer’s MVP for 2009 Landon Donovan has agreed in principle to move to Everton in January on a two and a half month loan deal. The 27 year old LA Galaxy star is looking to keep his match fitness ahead of next summer’s World Cup and a move to the Premiership would be […]

Hart heads for Loftus Road 0

Hart heads for Loftus Road


Paul Hart has taken over as manager of Queens Park Rangers, replacing Jim Magilton who left the club by mutual consent. Former Portsmouth boss Hart takes over until the end of the season having left Fratton Park last month. The 56 year old has set his sights on a top six finish, telling the club’s […]

Serie A - Week 16 Review 0

Serie A – Week 16 Review


Week sixteen of the Serie A season proved to be one packed with surprising results as Italy’s three biggest teams all failed to win in what were, on paper at least, relatively straightforward fixtures for Milan, Juventus and Inter. League leaders Internazionale could only draw 1-1 with Lombardy rivals Atalanta when they travelled to the […]

Perrin axed by St. Etienne 0

Perrin axed by St. Etienne


Former Portsmouth manager Alain Perrin has been relieved of his duties at French side St. Etienne after a poor start to the season which sees them in 17th place in Ligue 1. A weekend 3-0 defeat at the hands of Paris St. Germain was the final nail in the 53 year old’s coffin and he […]

A walk on the wild side 0

A walk on the wild side


Despite an excellent gameweek, it’s wildcard time for Ruining Football with the busy Christmas period just around the corner. After some less than satisfactory performances lately we finally picked things up in Gameweek 16 to finish with a good total of 74 points, thanks in large part to a superb return from skipper Didier Drogba. […]

Torres return a massive boost 1

Torres return a massive boost


The return of Fernando Torres from injury is a welcome boost to a Ruining Football side that hasn’t been firing on all cylinders in recent weeks. Liverpool have long been accused of being a two-man team but given recent performances that have included Steven Gerrard, some might say it is in fact a one-man show. […]

Injury forces Ashton to quit 0

Injury forces Ashton to quit


West Ham and England striker Dean Ashton has been forced to retire from professional football after failing to recover from a long term ankle injury. The 26 year old began his career at Crewe Alexandra and moved to Norwich City before joining the Upton Park club for £7.25 million. There are suggestions that he may […]

Cruciate blow for Johnson 0

Cruciate blow for Johnson


Manchester City have been hit with the news that young midfielder Michael Johnson is to be out for up to a year after damaging his anterior cruciate ligament in training. The England under 21 international missed the whole of last season due to an abdominal problem and was just returning to full fitness. “His season […]

Serie A - Week 16 Preview 0

Serie A – Week 16 Preview


After Juventus blew the Serie A title race wide open with their win over Inter in last week’s Derby d’Italia, this weekend sees the top three all desperate not to slip up in what should be a relatively straightforward set of fixtures for the clubs at the top of the table. There are also relegation […]

This weekend's Premier League Preview 0

This weekend’s Premier League Preview


As the lead at the top narrows, Everton will look to do Manchester Utd a favour as they travel to Stamford Bridge, and Utd host Aston Villa at Old Trafford. Arsenal could drop out of the top four by the end of the weekend if they fail in their trip to Merseyside against a bolstered […]