Alex Ferguson pondering guilty plea after referee rant

Alex Ferguson pondering guilty plea after referee rant

March 4, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is set to decide whether to plead guilty to his FA charge of improper conduct after his rant at a referee earlier this week. Sir Alex faces a touchline ban of up to four games after his controversial outburst against referee Martin Atkinson following Tuesday’s 2-1 defeat at Chelsea….

Liverpool target French youngster

March 2, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

Liverpool are poised to beat Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur to the signing of French youngster Moussa Sissoko. The 21-year-old midfielder, who plays for Toulouse, is expected to leave France this summer with Premier League his preferred destination. Sissoko turned down Bolton and Liverpool as teenager but now wants to get his chance at Anfield…

Sir Alex Ferguson rages at “unfair” referee

Sir Alex Ferguson rages at “unfair” referee

March 2, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

A furious Sir Alex Ferguson could face action from the FA after blasting referee Martin Atkinson following Manchester United’s defeat against Chelsea. After going ahead through a first-half goal from Wayne Rooney, a series of controversial decisions cost United – with Chelsea emerging 2-1 victors through goals from David Luiz and Frank Lampard. United were…

Andy Carroll in contention to face Man United

March 2, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

Britain’s most expensive footballer Andy Carroll is in contention to make his Liverpool debut this weekend against fierce rivals Manchester United. The £35 million man, who signed on transfer deadline day from Newcastle United, has been out injured since December with a niggling thigh injury. Carroll is now in full training with his teammates and…

Thierry Henry “would love” Arsenal return

Thierry Henry “would love” Arsenal return

March 1, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has admitted he wouldn’t think twice about one day returning to the London club. The French striker, who currently plays for New York Red Bulls, enjoyed an enormously successful eight years at Arsenal – hitting the back of the net a club record 226 times. He left Arsenal in 2007 to sign…

Wayne Rooney decision blasted by former Red

March 1, 2011 | by | 5 Comments

The FA’s decision not to charge Manchester United star Wayne Rooney for his elbow on James McCarthy has been slammed by former Liverpool star John Aldridge. Rooney elbowed the Wigan Athletic midfielder in Saturday’s 4-0 win – with referee Mark Clattenburg awarding a free kick but not booking or sending off the United star. Despite…

Andy Carroll ordered to lose weight ahead of debut

February 28, 2011 | by | 1 Comment

Liverpool’s record signing Andy Carroll has been ordered by club staff to lose weight before making his debut. The 6ft 4 striker striker, who is currently out injured with a thigh injury, is understood to have bulked up since being sidelined in December. Carroll is now rumoured to be on a “rigorous training schedule to…

Wayne Rooney escapes action for McCarthy elbow

February 28, 2011 | by | 1 Comment

Man United star Wayne Rooney has escaped disciplinary action for his elbow on Wigan midfielder James McCarthy. The incident took place at 0-0 during Saturday’s 4-0 victory – with Rooney later scoring and setting up a goal for Javier Hernandez. Referee Mark Clattenburg saw the controversial incident and called it up as a foul but…

Jack Wilshere takes swipe at Barry Ferguson

February 28, 2011 | by | 1 Comment

Arsenal youngster Jack Wilshere has taken a swipe at Barry Ferguson after the Birmingham City midfielder’s childish behaviour at yesterday’s League Cup Final. Following Obafemi Martins’ last-minute goal for City, Ferguson was seen tapping the head of Laurent Koscielny after the Frenchman’s mistake led to the winner. Ferguson’s unsporting act clearly disappointed Wilshere who was…

Wayne Rooney to claim self-defence over elbow incident

February 28, 2011 | by | 4 Comments

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney will claim self defence if the FA choose to investigate his elbow on James McCarthy, according to reports. The England ace elbowed the Wigan player in the head during  Saturday’s 4-o victory. Referee Mark Clattenburg called up the incident and awarded Wigan a free kick – but Rooney went away…

Arsenal eye up Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina

February 28, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

Arsenal are planning a £20 million bid for Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina, according to reports. The Spanish stopper is desperate for Champions League action with Liverpool only likely to qualify for the Europa Cup next season following a dismal campaign. Reina’s consistent performances in an otherwise inconsistent Liverpool team have attracted interest from a number…

Referee banned over Liverpool and Steven Gerrard joke

Referee banned over Liverpool and Steven Gerrard joke

February 25, 2011 | by | 3 Comments

Professional referee Mark Brown has been banned from officiating after he made inappropriate jokes about Liverpool and their captain Steven Gerrard. The Championship ref is understood to have used Facebook to poke fun at the Reds’ midfielder and his side’s slim chances of winning the Premier League. His boss, Mike Riley, has taken swift action…

Theo Walcott could miss Barcelona clash

February 25, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

Arsenal winger Theo Walcott could miss the Gunners’ Champions League clash against Barcelona with an ankle injury. The young star was injured in a 50/50 challenge with Stoke City’s Dean Whitehead in Wednesday’s Premier League clash. After being assessed by Arsenal’s medical staff, manager Arsene Wenger expects Walcott to be out for the next two-three…

Liverpool owner praises team’s aggressiveness

February 25, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

John W. Henry, the principal owner of Liverpool, has praised the club’s resurgence under new boss Kenny Dalglish. Liverpool beat Sparta Prague one-nil in last night’s Europa Cup tie to secure a place in the Final 16. This takes their unbeaten run to seven matches – with the Reds conceding just once during this period…

Liverpool v Sparta Prague line-up: Joe Cole starts

February 24, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

Midfielder Joe Cole makes his first start for Liverpool under Kenny Dalglish as the Reds look to progress into the last 16 of the Europa Cup. The Reds face Sparta Prague at Anfield tonight in the second leg of the tie, needing to win in order to qualify for the next round following last week’s…

Dalglish: Joe Cole could “open a tin of beans”

February 24, 2011 | by | 5 Comments

Liverpool Kenny Dalglish has heaped praise on Joe Cole, saying the midfielder could “open a can of beans”. The 29-year-old England international, who signed on a free transfer last summer, has so far failed to make an impact at Anfield. Arriving with a big reputation and high hopes, Cole’s Liverpool career had a nightmare start…

John Terry: Chelsea can catch Man United

February 24, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

Chelsea captain John Terry has insisted the club’s Premier League title challenge is not over – despite being 12 points behind leaders Man United. In a rallying call to his under-performing teammates, Terry says Chelsea – the current champions – have got what it takes to catch United. Chelsea currently find themselves in fifth place…