Man City’s Kolo Touré Suspended For Failing Drugs Test

Manchester City have suspended Kolo Touré after he became the first footballer at a Premier League club to fail a drugs test since Adrian Mutu in 2004. Touré tested positive for a “specified substance” in a routine examination and City acted quickly after being informed by the Football Association that the former Arsenal defender is facing a range of punishments up to a two-year ban. The club have not released…

March 4, 2011

Preview: Fulham v Chelsea

Two teams struggling for consistency meet in the west London derby when Chelsea travel the short distance to Fulham on Monday. Defending champions Chelsea have lost one, drawn one and won one of their last three English Premier League matches, with their last outing ending in a 1-0 defeat at home to Liverpool. While they are no longer embroiled in their worst run of form for over a decade –…

February 12, 2011

Man City v Everton: Preview

Everton have won five of the last six Premier League games against Man City and the Citizens have failed to score in those five defeats. The Toffees have won their last three visits to the City of Manchester Stadium. Four of the last five games between City and Everton have ended as away wins. Man City have failed to score in three of their last four Premier League home matches…

December 16, 2010

Players Support Mark Hughes

Fulham manager Mark Hughes has the full backing of his players despite the side’s recent poor form, according to USA striker Clint Dempsey. His comments came in the wake of The Cottagers’ 1-1 home draw with Birmingham on Saturday, which left them only one point above the Premier League relegation zone. Hughes took over at Fulham in July after being sacked by Manchester City, but he has overseen just two…

November 29, 2010

Manchester United Begin the Hunt for Sir Alex Ferguson’s Successor

We always knew this day would come. Manchester United, like any major other organisation would, is preparing for the day that Sir Alex Ferguson retires by putting together a short list of candidates to succeed the great man. It is no great secret that Sir Alex Ferguson will retire in the not too distant future. After a career that has, thus far, spanned 53 years the sands of time are…

November 23, 2010

Manchester City Would Be Better Off With Me In Charge

Mark Hughes has dismissed Roberto Mancini’s record since the Italian replaced him as Manchester City manager last season, claiming he would have taken the club further by this point than the former Internazionale coach has done. Despite spending around £135m on players, Mancini’s record this season is worse than Hughes’ at Eastlands last term, with the same points accrued after 13 games but with an inferior goal difference. Hughes implied…

November 20, 2010