NEWS

Aluko slams ‘disrespectful’ England Women after show of support for Sampson

Eni Aluko accused the England team of showing "disrespect" following their touchline celebration with manager Mark Sampson at Prenton Park . Former Lionesses striker Aluko accused Sampson of racism, harassment and bullying, bringing the case to national media attention. Sampson has been cleared twice, by an FA review and an independent investigation, and he firmly denies any wrongdoing. The issue has not gone away and the FA has faced calls from anti-racism campaign group Kick It Out and the Professional Footballers' Association to look again at the case.Read MoreEngland Women show ...

Date Posted,September 19, 2017
FIFA probe Chelsea for THIRD time in eight years over alleged youth transfer breach

Chelsea are to be investigated by FIFA over an alleged breach of regulations concerning signing foreign youth players. The Blues have faced two previous investigations in the past eight years, concerning the transfers of Gael Kakuta and Bertrand Traore and now face another, report the Mail. The Premier League champions received a transfer ban in 2009 as a result of the former, though it was later successfully appealed in the Court of Arbitration for Sport. FIFA have been quick to crack down on illicit youth transfers in recent years, with Atletico ...

Date Posted,September 19, 2017
Shaw praying his goal of being Man United’s No1 left-back doesn’t go for a Burton AGAIN in Carabao Cup

Luke Shaw is finally getting another chance to prove he can solve Manchester United ’s problems at left-back. Defender Shaw has yet to play for the League Cup holders this season, having only just returned following a four-month injury lay-off with ligament damage suffered last April. The 22-year-old has played three times for the reserves this season but was pulled out of that squad to face Chelsea on Monday, to keep him fresh for Wednesday night's visit from Championship side Burton that sees the Reds begin their defence of the trophy. England international ...

Date Posted,September 19, 2017
Mourinho IS like my dad Brian, says Burton boss Clough before Carabao Cup trip to Man United

Burton boss Nigel Clough believes Jose Mourinho is a modern-day version of his no-nonsense dad Brian. Clough junior says comparisons between the ‘Special One’ and his legendary old man are inescapable. Clough senior, who won the European Cup twice at Nottingham Forest and the title once each with them and Derby, even compared himself to Manchester United manager Mourinho when the Portuguese first arrived at Chelsea in 2004. “The way they deal with things in such a no-nonsense manner is similar,” said Nigel. “I think they look at things ...

Date Posted,September 19, 2017
Barcelona player ratings – Messi freakish with four vs Eibar but was he perfect?

Lionel Messi put on a trademark masterclass with four goals in Barcelona's 6-1 thrashing of Eibar. It was the 49th career hat-trick for the little maestro as usual cohort Luis Suarez was rested. Barca's lead at the top of La Liga is now five points with Real Madrid in action tomorrow night in the knowledge they are already seven points adrift. Cristiano Ronaldo will also return for Los Blancos with his rival having already put nine goals to his name before he's had a chance to get off the mark. Messi opened the ...

Date Posted,September 19, 2017
Eni Aluko slams ‘disrespectful’ England Women after show of support for boss Mark Sampson during World Cup qualifier win

Eni Aluko accused the England team of showing "disrespect" following their touchline celebration with manager Mark Sampson at Prenton Park . Former Lionesses striker Aluko accused Sampson of racism, harassment and bullying, bringing the case to national media attention. Sampson has been cleared twice, by an FA review and an independent investigation, and he firmly denies any wrongdoing. The issue has not gone away and the FA has faced calls from anti-racism campaign group Kick It Out and the Professional Footballers' Association to look again at the case.Read MoreEngland Women show ...

Date Posted,September 19, 2017
Ozil gives fitness update after missing Arsenal draw with Chelsea

Mesut Ozil is back in training following his knee injury. The German missed Sunday's draw with Chelsea and has been ruled out of the Carabao Cup clash with Doncaster. Arsenal return to Premier League action against West Brom on Monday and Ozil is expected to be involved. He took to Instagram to provide an update on his fitness and allayed any fears over a serious problem. Instagram "Good news: I’m back training on the pitch," he wrote. "As you might have heard I’m suffering from a minor inflammation of my knee. "Feeling better each day now ...

Date Posted,September 19, 2017
Klopp “really sick” after Leicester dump wasteful Liverpool out of Carabao Cup

Jurgen Klopp admitted he felt “sick” as Liverpool were dumped out of the EFL Cup at Leicester. The Reds completely outplayed Leicester in the first half with 76 per cent possession and 13 shots. But they exited the competition as the Foxes triumphed with second half goals from Shinji Okazaki and Islam Slimani. It spelled a nightmare full debut for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain as the £35million man missed chances in both halves. Klopp was fuming as the first goal was from a corner which wasn't fully cleared and the second from a throw-in. (Image: REUTERS) Slimani ...

Date Posted,September 19, 2017
Pulis ecstatic Evans is set to play against Man City in Carabao Cup tie — not for them

Tony Pulis says Jonny Evans is well worth the £30million that Manchester City were not willing to pay. West Brom kept hold of the Northern Ireland centre-back this summer, despite big-money bids from City. Blues boss Pep Guardiola wanted ex-Manchester United stopper Evans but would not meet Albion’s valuation after failing to offload Eliaquim Mangala. Evans, 29, is now in line to face City when Guardiola’s men visit the Hawthorns on Wednesday in the third round of the Carabao Cup . Guardiola's plan was to move Eliaquim Mangala on ...

Date Posted,September 19, 2017
Conte confident title is NOT a two-horse race despite the Manchester clubs’ flying starts

They've been brilliant and brutal, leaving fans and neutrals convinced the title is heading back to Manchester this season. City and neighbours United have looked in sensational form so far, announcing their return to the business end of the title race. Such has been the avalanche of praise for the sides managed by Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho that the defending champions have almost become an afterthought. Yet Chelsea are still only three points behind in the title race. City are top with 13 points from five games, scoring 16 ...

Date Posted,September 18, 2017