Category Football News

Fabregas 6/4 to make Old Trafford move

SkyBet make Manchester Utd 6/4 favourites to sign Cesc Fabregas before the end of the Summer Transfer Window after they are rumoured to have submitted a €30m bid for the Spanish midfielder.

Arsenal are said to have first refusal should the Catalan giants wish to sell, and Skybet are offering odds of 4/1 for Fabregas to make a return to North London.

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Who is Graeme Jones | New Swansea City Manager?

With the emerging news that bookmakers have suspended betting on Graeme Jones replacing Brendan Rodgers as manager of Swansea City, many football fans up and down the UK will be asking, “Just who is Graeme Jones?“.

Jones previously worked under Roberto Martinez at Swansea, and more recently, Wigan Athletic. This is the 42-year-old’s first managerial job and what a way to start – in the Premier League!

He began his career with Bridlington Town, before earning a £10,000 move to Doncaster Rovers.

After scoring 30 goals during his spell at Doncaster, he made the move to Wigan Athletic (playing alongside a certain Roberto Martinez) and helped them secure promotion to Division 2 in 1997; scoring 31 goals for the side along the way – a Wigan record which still stands today. [Read full article »]

Ashley Young inspires an Aussie generation!

It looks like the process of ‘Doing an Ashley’ has gone global, proving that blatant diving is not just exclusive to the Barclay’s Premier League.

Even in a country such as Australia, where the sportsmen are notoriously hard as nails, do cheats sometimes prosper.

Picture the scene…

We’re in the dying embers of the 2011/12 A-League Grand Final with the game tied and just seconds from going into extra-time.

The 4 added minutes have already been played when Brisbane Roar’s Besart Berisha takes an airshot, falls on his arse, appeals and incredibly gets given a penalty. Of course he then had the cheek to go on and celebrate before the penalty had already been converted. [Read full article »]

Andre Marriner to referee Manchester derby

it has just been confirmed that Andre Marriner has been appointed to referee the Barclays Premier League derby between Manchester city and Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium on Monday, 30 April.

Rumours were circulating earlier in the day that Howard Webb would be taking charge of the crucial clash, but we can confirm that this is not the case.

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Ploiesti fan gets kicking after attacking Steaua’s Galamaz

So a bog-standard Romanian top flight game between Steaua Bucharest and Petrolul Ploiesti couldn’t generate too much interest, could it? Well think again…

The game was a feisty affair to say the least, with the game eventually being abandoned due to a number of violent incidents, including a player being punched in the head by a fan and a ‘keeper being rushed to hospital with ‘serious injuries’ after being pelted with a flare in the [Read full article »]

Sven Goran Eriksson sacked by Leicester City

The former England boss was relieved of his duties by the club’s Thai owners earlier this evening following a lenghtly meeting at the King Power Stadium.

Although Leicester City haven’t quite set the division alight since the Swede arrived, the decision does look incredibly short-sighted given that a win at the weekend would have placed the Foxes withing the top four positions in the Npower Championship.

Instead they sit just [Read full article »]

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