Carlo Tevez Could Lose Respect – Martinez

Wigan manager Roberto Martinez has had first-hand experience of dealing with a wantaway player but insists his situation with winger Charles N’Zogbia cannot be compared with the Carlos Tevez saga. N’Zogbia was on the verge of leaving for Birmingham in the summer of 2010 only for the deal to collapse at the last minute. The Frenchman eventually left 12 months later for Aston Villa, the Latics’ opponents on Saturday, but…

September 29, 2011

Corinthians Make New Bid For Carlos Tevez

Corinthians have made an improved offer of £40m for the Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez in the hope of concluding a deal before the Brazilian club’s self-imposed deadline of Sunday night. City have been asking for £50m and turned down a £35m bid from Corinthians last week. Although the Premier League club have indicated a willingness to compromise, the suggestion before the latest offer was lodged was that £40m would…

July 16, 2011

Hope Alive For Chelsea

Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti has not conceded this season’s Premier League title after his side beat Birmingham 3-1 on Wednesday. The victory lifted Chelsea to second on the table, six points behind Manchester United and with the leaders still to play Ancelotti’s side and Arsenal, their faint hopes of retaining their Premier League crown are still alive. A Florent Malouda double and a goal from Salomon Kalou gave Chelsea the…

April 21, 2011

Redknapp Defends Arsene Wenger

Harry Redknapp has defended Arsene Wenger ahead of Wednesday’s north London derby but he claimed the Arsenal manager has become one of the “biggest nutters” in the Premier League. Tottenham boss Redknapp blasted the Arsenal fans who have grown disillusioned with life under Wenger, insisting that the Frenchman has been put under pressure by the “sad” and “idiotic” supporters who call radio phone-ins to air their grievances about their team…

April 20, 2011

Preview: Wigan v Birmingham

Wigan welcome Birmingham to the DW Stadium on Saturday with the battle for English Premier League survival on in earnest. Roberto Martinez’s Wigan side have won just one of their past 11 league games to sit bottom of the table on 27 points. Birmingham’s record is not much better, and although Alex McLeish’s side won the season’s first piece of silverware with a 2-1 win over Arsenal in last month’s…

March 18, 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