Alex Ferguson May Escape Sanction

Sir Alex Ferguson is unlikely to face sanction from the Premier League if he makes wholesale changes when Blackpool visit Old Trafford on Sunday with their top?flight survival at stake. The United manager has a Champions League final with Barcelona to consider six days after the end to the domestic season and will rotate his resources accordingly, having secured a record 19th league championship at Blackburn Rovers. Despite Blackpool and…

May 17, 2011
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Barcelona Coach Hits Back

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola has leapt to the defence of his players ahead of the Champions League semi-final clash with Real Madrid, claiming they are examples of professionalism. Dani Alves, Pedro and Sergio Busquets were all accused of unsporting conduct by Madrid in a fiesty first leg at the Bernabeu, while the latter is reported to have racially abused Real full-back Marcelo. However, UEFA decided against taking additional action against…

May 3, 2011
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‘Things Must Be Bad For José Mourinho’: Arsène Wenger

There were plenty of things to dislike about José Mourinho during his three seasons in London, not least his thoroughly unpleasant baiting of Arsène Wenger.”It was a game decided on the sending-off, which looked a bit harsh,” he wrote in his programme notes on Sunday. Wenger, we know, is hardly a pal of Mourinho. In essence, nevertheless, he was agreeing with the Portuguese coach, who was incensed when the referee…

May 3, 2011
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