Premier League Preview: Chelsea v West Brom

West Bromwich Albion’s gutsy effort against Manchester United will give them heart for their trip south to face Chelsea on Saturday. The Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge is the tea-time kickoff (local time) and the eyes of the country will be on both sides in what shapes as an exciting match. Roy Hodgson worked miracles with West Brom after he took over last season, leading the club to an…

August 19, 2011

Birmingham City Win Is ‘My Greatest Achievement’:Alex McLeish

Alex McLeish savoured the “greatest achievement” of his career in management after the substitute Obafemi Martins scored a dramatic late winner to break Arsenal hearts and secure the Carling Cup for Birmingham City. McLeish enjoyed plenty of success at Rangers but, in the giddy heat of a 2-1 Wembley triumph against all the odds, he permitted himself a lapse into hyperbole. This was Birmingham’s first major trophy since 1963 and…

February 28, 2011

top Five buys: Mario Balotelli, Joe Cole, Sebastien Squillaci, Ben Foster, Javier Hernandez

Despite their inevitably over-inflated price tags, almost all of City’s new boys are among the best buys of the summer. But Italian wonder kid Balotelli, who cost a reported £23million, is perhaps the pick. The 21-year-old marked his debut with a goal. Javier Hernandez – Manchester United (from Chivas) Balotelli was not the only striker to make himself an instant hero at his new club, with United’s new boy finding…

September 3, 2010