Premier League Preview: Liverpool v Tottenham

The battle for a Europa League spot for next season takes shape at Anfield on Sunday when Liverpool host Tottenham. Fifth place is the only spot on the English Premier League table on offer for the European second-tier competition, after Birmingham and Stoke wrapped up their ticket with a Carling Cup win and an FA Cup final appearance respectively. Liverpool, fifth on 58 points, are warm favourites for the final…

May 14, 2011

Gareth Bale May Be Fit For Next Tuesday’s Champions League

Harry Redknapp is hopeful that Gareth Bale will be fit for next Tuesday’s Champions League quarter-final against Real Madrid, although the Tottenham Hotspur manager is facing up to the prospect of taking on one of the most feared attacks in world football with just two fit central defenders. Bale withdrew from the Welsh squad to face England last Saturday with a hamstring strain, and is now a major doubt for…

March 31, 2011

Champions League showdown with United too close to call: Torres

Fernando Torres believes Chelsea’s Champions League quarter-final with Manchester United is too close to call. But the striker insists the Blues have every chance of going all the way to Wembley if they get past their perennial Barclays Premier League title rivals. The teams which have dominated English football for the past six years will meet over two legs – starting next week at Stamford Bridge – in a repeat…

March 29, 2011

Fergie: We Tried To Sign Bale As A Teen

Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed that United tried to sign Tottenham Hotspur star, Gareth Bale, when he was still a kid at Southampton. After our bid failed, he later joined Spurs for £10m and has gone from strength to strength. “We tried to sign him as a 16 or 17-year-old boy,” said Ferguson. “Southampton had a Scottish chief executive and George Burley was the manager. I don’t know the full…

January 15, 2011

Gareth Bale is not for sale, insists Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp

Tottenham Hotspur boss Harry Redknapp insisted that Gareth Bale is not for sale, after the Welshman hit a hat-trick in a 4-3 defeat to Inter Milan last night. “Gareth is not for sale. We’re looking to build a club, not dismantle one,” said the Tottenham manager. “The chairman Daniel Levy wouldn’t sell him and nor would I. “He’s one of the best left-sided performers in the world.” Bale was pleased with…

October 21, 2010

Samuel Eto’o and Arsenal’s Arshavin are most efficient Champions League attackers so far

Inter Milan striker Samuel Eto’o and Arsenal star Andrey Arshavin are the most efficient attackers in the Champions League so far this season. Using a unique report generator, we have calculated which attackers have been the best value in terms of minutes played so far in this season’s Champions League. Weighing up the number of goals and assists contributed with the number of minutes played in the competition so far,…

October 12, 2010