June 24, 2019

Football

Birmingham City 2-1 winners over Arsenal in Carling Cup

Obafemi Martins has become an instant folk hero in Birmingham City after his last gasp goal saw Birmingham defeat Arsenal 2-1 in the Carling Cup final at Wembley Stadium. An awful defensive mix-up Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny and defender Laurent Koscielny saw the ball fall to martin's to … [Read more...]

Arsenal defeat Stoke – Fabregas and Walcott injured

A Sebastien Squillaci goal after eight minutes was enough to earn Arsenal a win over Stoke at Emirates Stadium in the English Premier League. The win consolidates Arsenal in second place on the Premier League ladder, only a point behind Manchester United who have a game in hand. But as welcome … [Read more...]

Champions League: FC Copenhagen 0 – Chelsea 2

Chelsea have won their Champions League Round of 16 first leg tie against FC Copenhagen at Parken stadium with Nicolas Anelka scoring in each half. Carlo Ancelotti will have been grateful for the win after exiting the FA Cup on the weekend. The Danish side were rusty following their winter … [Read more...]

West Ham thrash Burnley 5-1 in FA Cup tie

West Ham has thrashed Burnley 5-1 to move into the 6th round of England's FA Cup knockout competition. Avram Grant's West Ham currently struggling at the bottom of the Premier League table put on an emphatic display against League One opponents Burnley who had been in good form of late. Goals … [Read more...]

Serepisos sells half of Wellington Phoenix

Wellington Phoenix owner Terry Serepisos is set to sell a fifty percent stake in the club to Ahsan Ali Sayed, a wealthy Indian businessman based in Bahrain. Ahsan Ali Sayed is the owner of Spanish La Liga side Racing Santander. The deal is set to make the Phoenix debt free and enable Serepisos to … [Read more...]

Sydney FC sign Durante for Asian Champions League

Sydney FC have signed Wellington Phoenix captain Andrew Durante for their upcoming Asian Champions League campaign. In a surprise move the 28 defender has signed with Sydney FC for three months to play in the group stages of the ACL. He will then re-sign with the Phoenix before the start of the … [Read more...]

Leyton Orient force Arsenal into FA Cup replay

League One side Leyton Orient have forced Premier League giants Arsenal into a fifth round FA Cup replay at the Emirates stadium after a 1-1 draw at Brisbane Road. Jonathan Tehoue's 89th minute strike cancelled out Tomas Rosicky's 52nd minute header. The prize for the winner of this tie is a … [Read more...]

Roma coach Claudio Ranieri resigns

Claudio Ranieri has resigned as coach of Italian Serie A side Roma after four successive defeats, the latest being a 4-3 loss to Genoa after leading 3-0. Roma lie just outside the Champions League qualifying spots nine points behind Lazio. Ranieri, 59 has only been in charge at Roma since … [Read more...]

Sepp Blatter says 2022 World Cup to be held in Summer

Fifa president Sepp Blatter has now said that he expects the 2022 Qatar football World Cup will be held in the summer. Previously the famously fickle FIFA chief had said that he expected the finals to be played in January because it was too hot for the players in June and July when World Cups are … [Read more...]

Torres flies to Chelsea as Liverpool talks to Carroll

Liverpool striker striker Fernando Torres is on his way to Premier League rivals Chelsea for a reported £50m as the January transfer window closes. Chelsea's deal for Torres makes him the most expensive footballer in the United Kingdom eclipsing the £47m paid by Manchester City for Carlos Tevez … [Read more...]

Ronaldinho rejects Blackburn for Brazil

AC Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri has said that Brazilian football star Ronaldinho is rejecting Blackburn Rovers offer and returning to Brazil. "Ronaldinho has made a life choice by going to Brazil," he said. The 30 year old twice world footballer of the year was offered a three year deal with … [Read more...]

Sepp Blatters Qatar madness continues

FIFA President Sepp Blatter not content with corruption and homophobic gaffs is now raising the idea of shifting the 2022 World Cup from June or July to January. The reason is that his pet choice for the 2022 World Cup - Qatar - is too hot at the time of year the cup is traditionally … [Read more...]

Blackburn Rovers sack Sam Allardyce

English Premier League football club Blackburn Rovers have announced they have sacked manager Sam Allardyce. Allardyce, was given the chop along with his assistant Neil McDonald by the club's new owners, the Venky's Group from India. There is no word yet if Allardyce and McDonald will be turned … [Read more...]

FIFA World Cup hosting to Russia and Qatar- How Bizarre?

FIFA has awarded the 2018 Football World Cup to Russia, in what was a predictable result, respite late optimism from England. It is the 2022 World Cup hosting rights though that have sent shockwaves around the footballing world with Qatar being awarded the rights. New Zealand band Otara … [Read more...]

West Ham hammers Manchester United 4-0

English Premier League side West Ham have made it to the Carling Cup semi-finals with a 4-0 thrashing of Manchester United at Upton Park. Two first half goals from American defender Jonathan Spector were complemented by two from Carlton Cole in the second half. It is the first time in 20 years … [Read more...]