Thursday, January 9, 2014

Peep! It's Manchester United v Referees!

David Moyes and Ryan Giggs were less than impressed following Manchester United's 2-1 defeat at Sunderland in the Capital One Cup semi-final first leg on Tuesday night.

The Scottish boss said "it looks as though we are having to play them [officials] as well as the opposition at the moment" after the Black Cats were awarded a free kick and a penalty which both lead to goals.

And Giggs thinks "it's getting laughable now, the decisions just aren't quite going for us." Not an easy time to be a Manchester United player!
Wednesday, 8 January 2014 12:00

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Heaven-sent century for Milan legend Kaka

Struggling AC Milan kicked off 2014 with a 3-0 victory over Atalanta, led by club centurion Kaka.

In his second spell at San Siro, the Brazilian notched his 100th and 101st goals for the club in a win which still sees them falling short of expectations in 11th place in Serie A.

A deeply religious person, Kaka has famously worn a vest with the message 'I belong to Jesus' underneath his shirt in the past.

And there is no doubt that, in Kaka's eyes, somebody was smiling down on him on Monday.
Tuesday, 7 January 2014 11:15

Big Sam shot down by Forest's Merry Men

Sitting 19th in the Premier League, you'd forgive West Ham fans for thinking the FA Cup might provide a reprieve, a release from the week-to-week drudgery of an almost certain relegation battle.

You'd be wrong though. A trip to Nottingham Forest - 5th in the Championship - was never going to be a breeze and Sam Allardyce's team selection made this third round tie even tougher.

And thus, with consumate ease, Billy Davies watched the Tricky Trees demolish their top flight visitors, annihilating them 5-0 at the County Ground.
Monday, 6 January 2014 10:32

Walcott trolls Tottenham fans

The third round of the FA Cup saw north London rivals Arsenal face Tottenham at the Emirates Stadium with the Gunners coming out on top in a 2-0 win.

Goals by Santi Cazorla and Tomas Rosicky did the damage and were enough to send Spurs tumbling out of the competition.

It wasn’t all good news for Arsenal though with Theo Walcott stretchered off, however the forward did not look too unhappy as he departed, gesturing the scoreline to Spurs fans with his hands.
Sunday, 5 January 2014 11:24

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Agent Sherwood battles Arsenal demons in Cup clash

Tim Sherwood takes his Tottenham team to the Emirates on Saturday evening but will have to quell a not-so-secret admiration for the hosts, Arsenal.

Sherwood has been seen on a talkshow discussing his affection for Tottenham's north London rivals, much to the chagrin of Lilywhite fans.

However, after a solid start as Spurs boss, he will be out to prove that his loyalty lies with his employers at White Hart Lane as the two clubs do battle for a place in the fourth round of the FA Cup.
Saturday, 4 January 2014 10:55

Friday, January 3, 2014

Solskjaer hopes for Cardiff communication

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer faced the media for the first time on Thursday after being officially unveiled as the new Cardiff City manager.

The jury is out regarding whether or not the Manchester United striker was wise to take the reins of the Welsh outfit following the acrimonious nature of the departure of Malky Mackay, who many felt was harshly treated by Vincent Tan, the club's owner.

Solskjaer will be hoping to open a better line of communication with Tan, who has reportly promised the Norwegian that there will be money to spend in the January transfer window.

However, Solskjaer would not be drawn on any transfer targets on Thursday.

"I love working with young, enthusiastic players who want to learn and improve," he said.

"I have not read the papers, I have not seen the reports. But I am looking at the possibilities and the options we have.

"For now the most important thing is for me to work with the players who are here as they are a great bunch of lads.

"I have spoken to all of them and they have impressed me with their attitude. I can see they want to do well for themselves and the club."
Friday, January 3, 2014 16:15

No more Saddybayor under Sherwood

Barely used by Andre Villas-Boas but leading Tim Sherwood's Tottenham on a rise back up the Premier League table...it's Emmanuel Adebayor!

The Togolese frontman headed Tottenham in front at Old Trafford on Wednesday as Spurs defeated their hosts 2-1 and has registered four goals in five games since being reinstated by Sherwood.

It makes for stark contrast to life under Villas-Boas where he was reportedly frozen out and ignored by the Portuguese. But with the 36-year-old relieved of his duties, it has come down to the new man Sherwood to put the smile back on Adebayor's face.
Thursday, 2 January 2014 11:59