Liverpool line-up v SC Braga: Carroll on the bench

March 10, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

Andy Carroll will start on the bench for Liverpool in tonight’s Europa clash against Portuguese side SC Braga. Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish has made four changes from Sunday’s victory against Manchester United with Soto Kyrgiakos, Christian Poulsen, Jay Spearing and Joe Cole returning to the starting 11. Making way are the injured Steven Gerrard and…

Heathrow Terminal Five reopened after security scare

March 10, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

Heathrow Terminal Five was  temporarily disrupted this lunchtime over reports of a  stand-off between armed police and a member of the public. There was a partial evacuation by the Metropolitan Police. At just after 2pm a British man was arrested following the incident at the London airport. There were concerns about a bag he was…

Referee books footballer with imaginary yellow card

March 10, 2011 | by | 1 Comment

A professional referee was left red-faced last night after he forgot his yellow card for a Premier League clash. Peter Walton was officiating the Everton v Birmingham match at Goodison Park when Wolves youngster Jordan Mutch fouled striker Louis Saha. The 51-year-old ref deemed the challenge worthy of a booking but when he went to…

Ferguson breaks silence on Liverpool loss

Ferguson breaks silence on Liverpool loss

March 10, 2011 | by | 5 Comments

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has finally broken his silence on Sunday’s disappointing defeat to Liverpool. The 69-year-old imposed a total media blackout after the fiery encounter at Anfield which saw the home team win 3-1 courtesy of a Dirk Kuyt hat-trick. Unsurprisingly Ferguson was angry at his side’s performance which leaves the club…

Boris Johnson gives Barbara Windsor a cheeky peck

Boris Johnson gives Barbara Windsor a cheeky peck

March 9, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

London Mayor Boris Johnson gave Barbara Windsor a cheeky kiss today as they joined forces to encourage Brits to organise more community events. Eccentric Boris, 46, wants local authorities to scrap bureaucracy which prevents local residents from organising fetes and street parties. He teamed up with former Eastenders actress Windsor, 73, at Tower Hamlets, London,…

Andy Carroll hands auction prize to fan he outbid

Andy Carroll hands auction prize to fan he outbid

March 9, 2011 | by | 4 Comments

Liverpool striker Andy Carroll forked out £900 in an auction for a signed Newcastle United shirt – and then handed it to the person he outbid. The wealthy 22-year-old returned to his hometown of Gateshead for Newcastle United’s biannual boxing dinner where his former club were raising money for local charities. One of the items…

Andy Carroll in line to make full debut against SC Braga

March 9, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

Liverpool striker Andy Carroll is expected to make his full club debut this Thursday against SC Braga in the Europa Cup. The £35 million signing came on for the last 16 minutes of Liverpool’s 3-1 victory against Manchester United on Sunday after recovering from a thigh injury sustained in December. With no reactions following the…

Arsenal striker brands referee “a joke” following Barcelona defeat

Arsenal striker brands referee “a joke” following Barcelona defeat

March 9, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

A furious Robin Van Persie last night branded referee Massimo Busacca “a joke” who “killed the game” after sending the Dutchman off in Arsenal’s Champions League defeat to Barcelona. The striker was through on goal in last night’s clash but the referee blew for offside after the linesman raised his flag. However, Van Persies didn’t…

Rafa van der Vaart fit to face AC Milan

March 8, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

Tottenham Hotspur’s attacking midfielder Rafa van der Vaart will be fit to face AC Milan in tomorrow’s Champions League tie. But Welsh winger Gareth Bale, who tormented Milan’s local rivals Inter earlier this season, is “touch and go”, according to Harry Redknapp. The Spurs boss told the club’s website: “Rafa’s okay. He trained this morning…

Premier League’s best players named

Premier League’s best players named

March 8, 2011 | by | 6 Comments

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has beaten Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas to be named the Premier League’s best player. In a poll conducted by Zoo Magazine, the England star received an impressive 21 per cent of votes with Fabregas in second place with 14 per cent. Man City’s fiery striker Carlos Tevez came third on 13…

Signed Dean Richards shirts auctioned off on eBay

Signed Dean Richards shirts auctioned off on eBay

March 8, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

Signed Tottenham Hotspur, Wolves, Southampton and Bradford City shirts are being auctioned off in memory of tragic footballer Dean Richards who passed away last weekend at the age of just 36. The English centre-half lost his battle with a long-term illness which forced him to retire from the game in 2005. Representatives from his former…

Fabregas hails “perfect” Van Persie

Fabregas hails “perfect” Van Persie

March 8, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas has heaped praise on teammate Robin van Persie ahead of tonight’s Champions League clash against Barcelona, describing the Dutchman as the “perfect striker”. Van Persie is in contention for a shock starting place in tonight’s crucial tie at the Nou Camp after recovering from a knee injury sustained in the Carling…

Luis Suarez: You’ve seen nothing yet

March 8, 2011 | by | 1 Comment

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has revealed his best is yet to come. The newly-installed fans’ favourite put in a stunning performance in Sunday’s 3-1 victory over Manchester United, having a hand in all three goals as Liverpool ran riot. But the £22.5 million Uruguayan, who beat four players in the penalty box before setting Dirk…

Nani out for one month following Carragher lunge

March 8, 2011 | by | 1 Comment

Injured Manchester United winger Nani will be out for up to one month following Sunday’s horror lunge by Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher. The Portuguese international suffered a huge gash in his shin after the Carragher’s first-half foul in United 3-1 weekend defeat at Anfield. Nani left the field on a stretcher in tears with Carragher…

Martin Jol lined up as possible Blackburn Rovers manager

Martin Jol lined up as possible Blackburn Rovers manager

March 7, 2011 | by | 4 Comments

Martin Jol is in line for the hot seat at Blackburn Rovers should Steve Kean fail to halt the Lancashire club’s slide towards the bottom three. Rovers have slumped into 14th place in the Premier League, just two points ahead of Birmingham City – who occupy the final place in the bottom three and have two…

Chelsea set for £40 million Gareth Bale bid

Chelsea set for £40 million Gareth Bale bid

March 7, 2011 | by | 2 Comments

Chelsea are set to lodge a £40m bid for Tottenham winger Gareth Bale this summer as Carlo Ancelotti continues overseeing the transition of his ageing squad. The Italian will receive backing from owner Roman Abramovich to make a serious offer for the Welsh international – just weeks after the club’s huge payout on moves for stars Fernando Torres and David Luiz.  The Stamford Bridge outfit will hope…

Kolo Toure facing two-year ban over failed drugs test

Kolo Toure facing two-year ban over failed drugs test

March 4, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

Manchester City star defender Kolo Toure could be banned from football for two years after being suspended for a positive drugs test. A specified substance was found by the Football Association after the 29-year-old was tested at the Manchester derby last month. Toure did not play in the game and was an unused substitute. The…