Andy Carroll Can Be Better Than Didier Drogba Says Joe Cole

Joe Cole has piled praise on Liverpool team-mate Andy Carroll, by likening the England striker to Didier Drogba. Carroll netted his first international goal for England in just his second senior appearance for Fabio Capello’s side last night – and Cole believes the 22-year-old is already ahead of the level his old Chelsea team-mate Drogba occupied at the same age. “He’s very much like Didier Drogba,” Cole told LFC Weekly….

March 30, 2011

January Transfer Window Closes As Torres, Cassano, Dzeko, Suarez and more ginger the market

The January 2011 transfer window has closed, bringing an end to no small measure of transfer activity across Europe and the world. In a break with recent years, a vast amount of high-level action took place on deadline day. That’s normally how it works in summer, but the winter window of 2011 was unusually busy. What set this year apart was the number of big-name moves. More promiment players often…

February 1, 2011

Liverpool Ready To Spend Torres Cash

Liverpool have lined up a remarkable £50m worth of transfers for deadline day as they prepare for life without Fernando Torres. The plan includes moves for Ashley Young, Charlie Adam and Luis Suárez. Chelsea are willing to pay cash to bring the disaffected Torres to Stamford Bridge in what would be a record transfer between two British clubs, although not the £50m that Liverpool are seeking, which equates to the…

January 31, 2011

Tottenham And Liverpool Chasing Luis Suárez From Ajax

Tottenham Hotspur have stepped up their interest in the Ajax striker Luis Suárez. Harry Redknapp, the Spurs manager, is determined to improve his options up front in order to secure a finish in the Premier League’s top four. The club have also checked on the availability of the Sevilla striker Luís Fabiano, who has been a target for some time. Tottenham, who have agreed a fee of £3m with Everton…

January 18, 2011

Xavi, Iniesta And Messi…Who Really Deserve The Award?

Leo Messi was wearing a dickie bow. Proof, some said with a smile, that he knew he was going to be awarded with a second successive Ballon d’Or – after all, Xavi Hernández and Andrés Iniesta were only in ties. But he didn’t know: amid all the shock, the disgust and the pathetic patriotic paranoia, the man most surprised at Messi’s award was Messi. On his way into the gala,…

January 12, 2011

Uruguay vs Germany

Saturday, 10th July – 7:30pm Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth Third Place Play-Off There has been critics over FIFA’s traditional ‘Third Place Play-Off’ encounter between the two teams who failed to make the final cut, which on this occasions happens to be Uruguay and Germany. Many believe that the tournament for both country’s is effectively over and that both parties would rather head home early instead of having to…

July 8, 2010