Archive for December, 2009

Owen hat-trick forces Capello to reconsider 5

Owen hat-trick forces Capello to reconsider


Having looked at Fabio Capello’s options on the wings in his last piece Jamie Smith moves further up the pitch to the strikers, where Michael Owen is beginning to force his way back into the reckoning. Strangely, for a manager who seems to be so organised, so considered and generally excellent at his job, it […]

Keep The Faith 2

Keep The Faith


Sinan Bolat’s dramatic late strike for Standard Liege in the Champions League last night was just the latest in a long line of goalscoring heroics from goalkeepers. Neil Sherwin takes a look at ten of the best. 1. Jimmy Glass – Carlisle United Jimmy Glass’ dramatic strike to keep Carlisle United in the football league […]

Serie A - Week 15 Review 0

Serie A – Week 15 Review


Round fifteen of the Serie A season promised to be one of the most exciting of the campaign so far and it most definitely didn’t disappoint. The fixtures, which featured the Derby d’Italia and Derby della Capitale, both produced good football, a number of talking points and results which have re-opened the title race going […]

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CSKA avoid UEFA drugs disqualification


CSKA Moscow will not be disqualified from this season’s Champions League despite two of their players failing drugs tests. UEFA announced on Friday that Russian defenders Alexei Berezutsky and Sergei Ignashevich have been provisionally suspended from all games after testing positive for a banned stimulant. However, the substance in question is on a list of […]

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QPR suspend manager Magilton


QPR have suspended manager Jim Magilton following an incident after Monday’s defeat by Watford at Vicarage Road. Magilton is reported to have been involved in an angry bust-up with Akos Buzsaky following the 3-1 defeat at the home of the Hornets. Patrick Agyemang is believed to have stepped in to calm the situation before Buzsaky, […]

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Primus calls it a day


Portsmouth defender Linvoy Primus has been forced to retire from the game following a presistent knee injury. The 36 year old defender enjoyed a good career at lower level before joining the club on a free transfer in 2000. He initially suffered the injury in 2007 but made a brief comeback in the final game […]

Bullard to miss eight weeks 0

Bullard to miss eight weeks


Hull City midfielder Jimmy Bullard is to be out of action until late January after damaging his knee in the weekend’s defeat to Aston Villa. The 31 year old has been blighted with injuries over the past 18 months, though the latest setback is is not to the same knee that has previously undergone reconstructive […]

Premier League Round Up - Week 15 0

Premier League Round Up – Week 15


Manchester City came from a goal down to beat league leaders Chelsea at Eastlands, allowing Manchester United to close the gap at the top of the Premier League. Carlo Ancelotti’s side had taken an early lead at the City of Manchester Stadium after an unfortunate own goal by Emmanuel Adebayor, but were undone by a […]

Serie A - Week 15 Preview 0

Serie A – Week 15 Preview


After a fascinating weekend of action in week fourteen, this weekend promises to be just as enthralling with several huge clashes taking place between some of Serie A’s biggest clubs, whilst, at the foot of the table, a number of early-season relegation battles are taking place. The most significant game of week fifteen sees third […]

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Noble needs to make his Mark


The sudden disappearance of Mark Noble from the West Ham squad left many fantasy football manager scratching their head, but the midfielder has now returned to the fold. The 22 year old played 90 minutes against Aston Villa on November 4 before disappearing for the next two games. He was back on the bench however […]