Preview-Manchester United V Newcastle

Newcastle don’t have a very good record when it comes to this fixture, and with them looking a side which is certainly a little worse for wear having just returned to the top flight this is probably not an opening game that they will be relishing. They have only won nine times in 70 visits to Old Trafford and have never beaten the Reds at their home ground in the…

August 16, 2010

I Think Van Persie and Arsenal Should Concentrate on winning a trophy

Robin van Persie has further ingratiated himself to his manager by declaring his love for Arsenal and particularly their style of play. The slick pass-and-move football exhibited by Arsene Wenger’s team has often been held up as an example for other teams to follow though it could be argued that last season Chelsea at least matched the Gunners, style-wise, as they lifted the Premier League title by scoring 103 goals…

August 11, 2010

Manchester United inflicted their first defeat on Chelsea since the appointment of Carlo Ancelotti

Ancelotti’s team ended the last campaign as Premier League and FA Cup champions – inflicting home and away league defeats on United in the process, as well as winning the Community Shield. But they had no answer to a United team inspired by the evergreen Paul Scholes, who controlled the contest from midfield with a superb passing display. On an afternoon when England’s World Cup flops were booed by the…

August 9, 2010

Wenger wanted to leave Arsenal for Barcelona claims ex-President

Former Barcelona president Joan Gaspart has added more fuel to the fire surrounding the Cesc Fabregas transfer by claiming that Arsenal’s manager once wanted to join him at Camp Nou. Barcelona were going through a transitional period at the turn of the millennium and were very much in Real Madrid’s shadows with their great rivals in the middle of a run of lifting three European Cups in five seasons. Gaspart…

August 5, 2010

Fernando Torres Disappoints Chelsea

Fernando Torres has finally put an end to all the speculation surrounding his future and committed himself to Liverpool. The striker returned to pre-season training on Monday after weeks of rumours that suggested he was seeking a new challenge with Chelsea being the front-runners for his signature. But the World Cup winner has now pledged his allegiance to the Merseyside club which will be relief to both the club’s management…

August 4, 2010

Beckham: I don’t want to manage

England midfielder David Beckham has no intention of becoming a coach and is instead focusing on his recovery from an Achilles injury, which he has revealed is ahead of schedule. The 35-year-old’s dreams of participating in a fourth FIFA World Cup™ were shattered in March, when he sustained the injury while on loan to AC Milan from Los Angeles Galaxy. However, Beckham was invited along to South Africa as part of Fabio…

August 3, 2010