Barclays Premier League: 23 October — Results Roundup

There were five matches played today in the premier league including a mouth-watering Manchester Derby, Arsenal’s clash against Stoke, and Chelsea’s visit to QPR among others. Here are all the results:

Sunday, 23 October 2011


Gervinho (27)
Van Persie (73, 82)

(HT 1-1)

Crouch (34)


Whitehead (31)
Wilkinson (55)


Formica (28)

(HT 1-1)

Van der Vaart (15, 53)


Nzonzi (55)
Lowe (63)
Roberts (80)
Yakubu (90+2)


Rose (76)


Ruiz (67)

(HT 0-1)

Drenthe (3)
Saha (90)
Rodwell (90+3)


Johnson (54)
Sidwell (73)
Baird (90+2)


Distin (50)

Man Utd

Fletcher (81)

(HT 0-1)
Man City

Balotelli (22, 60)
Aguero (69)
Dzeko (90, 90+3)
Silva (90+1)


Anderson (62)
Evra (67)
Smalling (79)
Welbeck (83)


Balotelli (24)
Kompany (41)
Richards (86)

Sent off:

Evans (47)


Helguson (pen 10)

(HT 1-0)


Derry (52)
Barton (59)


Mikel (50)
Lampard (52)
Ivanovic (58)
David Luiz (70)
Meireles (72)
Cole (76)
Terry (90)

Sent off:

Bosingwa (33)
Drogba (41)

Manchester City’s defeat of Manchester United wasn’t as shocking as the manner in which the game was won. 1-6 at Old Trafford will never be forgotten.

Updated Table:

Premier League table
Sunday, 23 October 2011 17:54 UK
1 Man City 9 26 25
2 Man Utd 9 14 20
3 Chelsea 9 10 19
4 Newcastle 9 6 19

5 Tottenham 8 2 16

6 Liverpool 9 2 15
7 Arsenal 9 -3 13
8 Norwich 9 -1 12
9 Stoke 9 -4 12
10 QPR 9 -7 12
11 Aston Villa 9 0 11
12 West Brom 9 -2 11
13 Everton 8 -2 10
14 Sunderland 9 2 9
15 Swansea 9 -5 9
16 Wolves 9 -6 8
17 Fulham 9 -1 7

18 Bolton 9 -12 6
19 Wigan 9 -9 5
20 Blackburn 9 -10 5


Barclays Premier League: 1st October — Results Roundup

It was a fantastic start to an entertaining weekend of BPL action, featuring a comfortable win for Liverpool over 10-men Everton in the Merseyside derby, a lackluster win for Manchester United and a thrashing for Blackburn Rovers at the hands of Manchester City. Here are all the results from today’s action:

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Aston Villa

Agbonlahor (36)
Bent (62)

(HT 1-0)



Caldwell (19)



(HT 0-0)
Man City

Johnson (56)
Balotelli (59)
Nasri (73)
Savic (87)


Givet (59)


Zabaleta (69)



(HT 0-0)

Carroll (71)
Suarez (82)


Cahill (27)


Lucas (50)

Sent off:

Rodwell (23)

Man Utd

Anderson (68)
Welbeck (87)

(HT 0-0)



Welbeck (71)


Bendtner (24)
Elmohamady (26)

(HT 2-2)
West Brom

Morrison (4)
Long (5)


Larsson (19)
Cattermole (36)


Fletcher (88)

(HT 0-2)

Ba (17)
Gutierrez (38)


Henry (39)


Gutierrez (53)
Krul (90+2)

This paves the way for an exciting Super Sunday tomorrow, with the North London derby the standout fixture.

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Bolton v Chelsea, 13:30
Fulham v QPR, 15:00
Swansea v Stoke, 15:00
Tottenham v Arsenal, 16:00

Manchester United is still top of league, ahead on goal difference from neighbors Man City.

Manchester Delight: United cruise to record breaking 8-2 win over Arsenal as City put 5 past hapless Tottenham — Results Roundup

The third weekend of Barclays Premier League action has come to an end and boy it ended handsomely. While Chelsea and Liverpool both recorded wins yesterday, the clubs from Manchester really stole the show today with some amazing display of football.

Roberto Mancini’s Manchester City  stung Tottenham Hotspur right from the word go, creating chances after chances and eventually taking the lead through Edin Dzeko. The striker then went on to add 3 more to his tally, ending with 4 on the day and giving City their first win at White Hart Lane in 5 years. The Blues won 5-1. Kaboul scored the consolation goal for the home team.

As if Manchester City’s 5 star performance wasn’t enough, Manchester United really turned it on in the last match of the weekend, thumping 8 past a beleaguered Arsenal side as the Reds ran rampant at Old Trafford, showing City that they are still the team to beat. Wayne Rooney scored a hat-trick while Ashley Young starred too with 2 fantastic goals. Park, Welbeck, and Nani were the other scorers for United. For Arsenal, captain Van Persie, after missing a penalty early on, struck a ferocious volley from close range after Theo Walcott had given the Gunners some hope.

As with the previous 2 games this season, Arsenal yet again saw one of their players sent off, making it 3 out of 3. They now have more players sent off (3) than they have scored goals this season (2)  or have points on the board (1). Manchester United ended up 8-2 winners, breaking quite a few records in the process as Arsenal’s misery continues.

Here are all the results from the day’s action:

Sunday, 28 August 2011

Man Utd

Welbeck (22)
Young (28, 90+1)
Rooney (41, 64, pen 82)
Nani (67)
Park Ji-Sung (70)

(HT 3-1)

Walcott (45+3)
Van Persie (74)

Bookings:Young (27)
Evans (27)
Bookings:Arshavin (15)
Jenkinson (40)
Djourou (63)
Sent off:Jenkinson (77)


Best (48, 66)

(HT 0-0)

Dempsey (88)

Bookings:Simpson (87)
Smith (90+5)
Bookings:Sidwell (64)


Kaboul (68)

(HT 0-2)
Man City

Dzeko (34, 41, 55, 90+3)
Aguero (60)

Bookings:Assou-Ekotto (10)
Van der Vaart (31)
Bookings:Barry (20)
Zabaleta (23)
Y Toure (25)
Savic (76)

West Brom


(HT 0-0)

Shotton (89)

Here’s the updated league table after 3 rounds of matches

Premier League table
Sunday, 28 August 2011 17:54 UK
1 Man Utd 3 10 9
2 Man City 3 9 9
3 Liverpool 3 4 7
4 Chelsea 3 3 7

5 Wolves 3 3 7

6 Newcastle 3 2 7
7 Aston Villa 3 2 5
8 Wigan 3 2 5
9 Stoke 3 1 5
10 Bolton 3 1 3
11 Everton 2 0 3
12 QPR 3 -5 3
13 Sunderland 3 -1 2
14 Norwich 3 -2 2
15 Swansea 3 -4 2
16 Fulham 3 -3 1
17 Arsenal 3 -8 1

18 West Brom 3 -3 0
19 Blackburn 3 -4 0
20 Tottenham 2 -7 0

*Tottenham’s fixture against Everton was postponed on the opening day due to ongoing riots in the area

FA Cup Semi Final Draw Announced: Potential Manchester Derby, Bolton-Stoke clashes awaiting us

The draw for the semi finals of the FA Cup has been announced. Here are fixtures, scheduled to be played in Mid-April:

  • Manchester City or Reading v Manchester United
  • Bolton Wanderers v Stoke City

Dates to note:

  • Semi Final: Saturday 16th April and Sunday 17th April 2011
  • Final: Saturday 14th May 2011
Semi-Final Ticket Details

The FA Cup sponsored by E.ON Semi-Finals will take place at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 April, kick off times to be confirmed.

Tickets will be priced at £60, £50, £40 & £30. These prices remain the same as last year.

Team ends at Wembley will be decided after Sunday’s draw, subject to potential replays.

Log on to for all the latest updates from The FA Cup.

FA Cup Quarter Final Draw announced: Manchester United vs Arsenal at hand

The draw for the quarter final of the FA Cup has just been announced. Here are the ties that will take place in March:

  • Stoke City vs West Ham United or Burnley
  • Manchester City or Aston Villa vs Everton or Reading
  • Birmingham City vs Fulham or Bolton Wanderers
  • Manchester United vs Leyton Orient or Arsenal

The matches are scheduled to be played during the weekend of March 12 and 13.

Sixth Round Proper Saturday 12 March 2011
Semi-Final Saturday 16 April & Sunday 17 April 2011
Final Saturday 14 May 2011

Arsenal’s 5th round tie against Leyton Orient is just about to start, and if they overcome that obstacle then we have a mouth watering clash between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford awaiting us. Ye we wanted both of them to meet in the final but still it will be a cracker of a game. Who’s your money on to lift the FA Cup?

Premier League: Ins and Outs

Enjoying the crazy deals? Here’s a quick club-wise breakdown of the ins and outs in the premier league:



Ryo Miyaichi – From: N/A Cost: Found after trial at Arsenal


Havard Nordtveit – Joined: Borussia Monchengladbach – Cost: undisclosed

Henri Lansbury – Joined: Norwich City – Cost: Extended Loan

Benik Afobe – Joined: Huddersfield Town – Cost: Extended Loan

Wellington – Joined: Levante – Cost: Loan

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas – Joined: Cardiff City – Cost: Loan

Mark Randall – Joined: Rotherham United – Cost: Extended Loan

Aaron Ramsey – Joined: Cardiff City – Cost: Loan

Craig Eastmond – Joined: Millwall – Cost: Loan

Birmingham City


David Bentley – From: Tottenham Hotspur – Cost: Loan

Akwasi Asante – From: Haarlem’s youth academy – Cost: Free

Obafemi Martins – From: Rubin Kazan – Cost: Loan

Curtis Davies – From: Aston Villa – Cost: approx. 3.5 million


James O’Shea – Joined: Port Vale – Cost: Loan

Michel – Joined: AEK Athens – Cost: Loan

Jake Jervis – Joined: Hereford – Cost: Loan

Blackburn Rovers


Roque Santa Cruz – From: Manchester City – Cost: Loan

Jermaine Jones – From Schalke – Cost: Loan


Jake Kean – Joined: Hartlepool United – Cost: Extended Loan

Alex Marrow – Joined: Crystal Palace – Cost: Undisclosed Fee

Amine Linganzi – Joined: Preston North End – Cost: Loan

Nick Blackman – Joined: Charlton Athletic – Cost: Loan

Alan Judge – Joined: Notts County – Cost: Undisclosed Fee

Pascal Chimbonda – Joined: QPR – Cost: Released

Aaron Doran – Joined: Inverness – Cost: Loan



Salaheddine Sbai – From: Nimes – Cost: Loan


Dekel Keinan – Joined: Cardiff City – Cost: Loan

Bolton Wanderers


David Wheater – From: Middlesborough – Cost: Undisclosed Fee


Riga Mustapha – Joined: N/A – Cost: Released




Daniel Philliskirk – Joined: Sheffield United – Cost: Loan

Michael Mancienne – Joined: Wolverhampton Wanderers – Cost: Extended Loan

Gael Kakuta – Joined: Fulham – Cost: Loan

Patrick van Aanholt – Joined: Leicester City – Cost: Loan




Kieran Agard – Joined: Peterborough – Cost: Loan

Yakubu – Joined: Leicester City – Cost: Loan

Steven Pienaar – Joined: Tottenham Hotspur – Cost: 3 million



Steve Sidwell – From: Aston Villa – Cost: Undisclosed Fee

Gael Kakuta – From: Chelsea – Cost: Loan


Robert Milsom – Joined: Aberdeen – Cost: Loan

Fredrik Stoor – Joined: Valerenga – Cost: Free

David Elm – Joined: Elfsborg – Cost: Free



Yusuf Mersin – From: Millwall – Cost: Undisclosed


Nikola Saric – Joined: Vitesse Arnhem – Cost: Loan

Andras Simon – Joined: N/A Cost: Contract Terminated

Charles Itandje – Joined: Atromitos – Cost: Released

Nathan Eccelson – Joined: Charlton Athletic – Cost: Loan

Stephen Darby – Joined: Notts County – Cost: Loan

David Amoo – Joined: Milton Keynes Dons – Cost: Loan

Ryan Babel – Joined: Hoffenheim – Cost: 6 million approx.

Manchester City


Gai Assulin – From: N/A – Cost: Free

Edin Dzeko – From: Wolfsburg – Cost: 27 million


Ben Mee – Joined: Leicester City – Cost: Loan

Wayne Bridge – Joined: West Ham United – Cost: Loan

Abdisalam Ibrahim – Joined: Scunthorpe United – Cost: Loan

Roque Santa Cruz – Joined: Blackburn Rovers – Cost: Loan

Emmanuel Adebayor – Joined: Real Madrid – Cost: Loan

Manchester United


Anders Lindegaard – From: Aalesunds FK. – Cost: 3.5 million


Cameron Stewart – Joined: Hull City – Cost: Extended Loan

Ferderico Macheda – Joined: Sampdoria – Cost: Loan

James Chester – Joined: Hull City – Cost: 300k approx

Ben Amos – Joined: Oldham Athletic – Cost: Loan

Cory Evans – Joined: Hull City – Cost: Loan

Joe Dudgeon – Joined: Carlisle United – Cost: Loan

Danny Drinkwater – Joined: Watford – Cost: Loan

Newcastle United


Hatem Ben Arfa – From: Olympique Marseille – Cost: Undisclosed Fee


Ben Tozer – Joined: Northampton – Cost: Extended Loan

Tamas Kazar – Joined: Huddersfield Town – Cost: Loan

Wayne Routledge – Joined: QPR – Cost: Loan

Stoke City


Jermaine Pennant – From: Real Zaragoza – Cost: 1.725 million

John Carew – From: Aston Villa – Cost: Loan


Liam Lawrence – Joined: Portsmouth – Cost: Free

Ben Marshall – Joined: Carlisle United – Cost: Extended Loan



Sulley Muntari – From: Inter Milan – Cost: Loan


David Healy – Joined: Doncaster Rovers – Cost: Extended Loan

George McCartney – Joined: Leeds United – Cost: Extended Loan

Michael Kay – Joined: Tranmere Rovers – Cost: Loan

Liam Noble – Joined: Carlisle United – Cost: Extended Loan

Matt Kilgallon – Joined: Doncaster – Cost: Loan

Darren Bent – Joined: Aston Villa – Cost: 18 million

Trevor Carson – Joined: Lincoln City – Cost: Loan

David Healy – Joined: Rangers – Cost: Free

Tottenham Hotspur


Bongani Khumalo – From: Supersport United – Cost: 1.5 million

Steven Pienaar – From: Tottenham Hotspur – Cost: 3 million


Kyle Walker – Joined: Aston Villa – Cost: Loan

Kyle Naughton – Joined: Leicester City – Cost: Extended Loan

David Bentley – Joined: Birmingham City – Cost: Loan

Andros Townsend – Joined: Watford – Cost: Loan

Ryan Mason – Joined: Doncaster – Cost: Loan

Tommy Carroll – Joined: Leyton Orient – Cost: Loan

Jamie O’Hara – Joined: Wolves – Cost: Loan

Robbie Keane – Joined: West Ham United – Cost: Loan

West Bromwich Albion



Leon Barnett – Joined: Norwich City – Cost: Undisclosed

Chris Wood – Joined: Brighton and Hove Albion – Cost: Extended Loan

Luke Moore – Joined: Swansea – Cost: Undisclosed Fee

Joe Mattock – Joined: Sheffield United – Cost: Loan

Romaine Sawyers – Joined: Port Vale – Cost: Loan

Ishmael Miller – Joined: Queens Park Rangers – Cost: Loan

Reuben Reid – Joined: Oldham Athletic – Cost: Free Transfer

West Ham United


Wayne Bridge – From: Manchester City – Cost: Loan

Demba Ba – From: Hoffenheim – Cost: Could rise up to 6 mill over time

Gary O’Neil – From: Middlesborough – Cost: Undisclosed Fee

Robbie Keane – From: Tottenham Hotspur – Cost: Loan


Matt Fry – Joined: Charlton Athletic – Cost: Extended Loan

Valon Behrami – Joined: Fiorentina – Cost: Undisclosed Fee

Wigan Atheltic


Adrian Lopez – From: Deportivo La Coruna – Cost: Free


Mauro Boselli – Joined: Genoa – Cost: Loan

Wolverhampton Wanderers


Michael Mancienne – From: Chelsea – Cost: Extended Loan

Adam Hammill – From: Barnsley – Cost: Approx 500k

Jamie O’Hara – From: Tottenham Hotspur – Cost: Loan


John Dunleavy – Joined: Barnet – Cost: Loan

Greg Halford – Joined: Portsmouth – Cost: Extended Loan

Matt Hill – Joined: N/A – Cost: Contract Terminated

(Doesn’t include deadline day deals)

January Transfers 2011: Confirmed Deals

There’s been quite a lot of transfer activity during this winter transfer window in January, with many high profile moves to take note of. With a lot of time (approx 5 hours) still left for the transfer window to shut close, we bring you the deals which are already done and dusted:

  • Bhoys (Celtic) seal Ljungberg deal
  • Stoke have finally got their man after landing Jermaine Pennant on a permanent deal from Real Zaragoza
  • Japan international Hajime Hosogai is set to join Bayer Leverkusen after agreeing terms with the Bundesliga club
  • Out-of-favour Bordeaux striker David Bellion has rejoined former employers Nice on loan
  • Championship club Norwich City have signed striker Aaron Wilbraham for an undisclosed fee from League One side MK Dons
  • Defender Havard Nordtveit has departed Arsenal to join Borussia Monchengladbach for an undisclosed fee
  • Queens Park Rangers confirmed the signing of Norway international Petter Vaagan Moen
  • Manchester City have signed Israeli international midfielder Gai Assulin on a two-and-a-half year deal after the 19-year-old left Barcelona
  • Hull City have finalised the signing of Peterborough United striker Aaron Mclean for an undisclosed fee
  • Atletico Madrid have confirmed the capture of Brazil midfielder Elias from Corinthians
  • Celtic have confirmed the signing of former Arsenal midfielder Freddie Ljungberg on a free transfer
  • Hartlepool United have extended the loan deal of Blackburn Rovers goalkeeper Jake Kean by a further month
  • Danny Spiller has committed his future to Gillingham by signing a new 18-month contract with the League Two club
  • Arsenal Football Club is delighted to confirm that Japanese forward Ryo Miyaichi will be joining the Club in January 2011
  • Wigan Athletic have completed the signing of Spanish defender Adrian Lopez
  • Manchester United is delighted to announce it has reached agreement with Aalesunds FK to sign Danish international goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard on a 3½ year deal for an undisclosed fee
  • Hull City have finalised the signing of striker Matty Fryatt from Championship rivals Leicester City for a fee of £1.2million
  • Preston North End have extended the loan deal of Burnley defender Leon Cort until 23rd January
  • Leeds United chairman Ken Bates has confirmed on-loan Andy O’Brien has agreed to join the club on a permanent basis
  • Leicester City have snapped up Manchester City youngster Ben Mee on loan for the remainder of the season
  • Out-of-favour Bayern Munich defender Martin Demichelis has completed his transfer to Malaga
  • Beşiktaş bring in Simão from Atlético
  • Beşiktaş bolster further with Hugo Almeida
  • Portsmouth have completed the signing of Liam Lawrence on a permanent basis from Stoke
  • Jon Parkin is to join Cardiff on a two-and-a-half-year contract from Preston after an agreement was finalized
  • Bradford manager Peter Taylor has confirmed that Louis Moult and Lee Hendrie have left the club
  • Leicester have confirmed the signing of Sol Bamba from Scottish Premier League club Hibernian for an undisclosed fee
  • Valencia have won the race to sign France international defender Adil Rami
  • Queens Park Rangers have announced the permanent signing of Tommy Smith
  • Inter Milan have officially unveiled Andrea Ranocchia after he completed his move from Genoa
  • Bradford goalkeeper Lenny Pidgeley has signed a contract extension that will keep him at the club until the end of the season
  • Crystal Palace have completed the signing of former Tottenham striker Steffen Iversen
  • Federico Macheda has signed for Italian side Sampdoria on a 3 month loan
  • Manager Greg Abbott tonight confirmed that James Chester is set to sign a permanent deal with Hull City tomorrow morning
  • Malaga have confirmed the signing of Brazil international Julio Baptista from Roma on a three-and-a-half year deal
  • Preston North End have confirmed that on-loan Matty James has returned to Manchester United
  • Striker Reuben Reid has returned to parent club West Bromwich Albion after his loan spell at Walsall came to an end
  • Hatem Ben Arfa has become Newcastle boss Alan Pardew’s first signing after his season-long loan move became permanent
  • Wigan have confirmed the signing of Adrian Lopez after receiving international clearance for the Spain Under-21 defender to play in England
  • Aston Villa boss Gerard Houllier has confirmed the club have agreed a deal for Kyle Walker
  • Crystal Palace have signed young midfielder Alex Marrow from Blackburn on a permanent basis
  • Defender Eddie Nolan has signed with Scunthorpe from Preston on a permanent six-month contract
  • Rowan Vine has returned to QPR following the end of a disappointing loan spell at League One side Brentford
  • League Two outfit Barnet have completed the signing of former Portsmouth and QPR goalkeeper Liam O’Brien
  • League leaders Brighton have agreed to extend Chris Wood’s loan spell from West Brom until the end of the season
  • Oldham Athletic veteran Sean Gregan has left the League One club after having his contract terminated
  • Rochdale manager Keith Hill has moved to extend Scunthorpe goalkeeper Josh Lillis’ loan spell until February 6
  • Charlton Athletic have extended Matt Fry’s loan spell from Premier League strugglers West Ham for another month
  • Veteran winger Amantino Mancini has departed Inter Milan to join Atletico Mineiro for an undisclosed fee
  • Hull City have confirmed Anthony Gardner has agreed to stay on loan at Crystal Palace for the rest of the season
  • Middlesbrough striker Lee Miller has rejoined Notts County on loan for the rest of the season
  • Nicky Ajose has signed a new contract at Manchester United after extending his loan deal at Bury
  • Hull City have completed the signing of defender James Chester from Manchester United for an undisclosed fee
  • Sheffield Wednesday have completed the signing of defender Michael Morrison from Leicester City for an undisclosed fee
  • Shrewsbury have agreed a permanent deal for Mark Wright along with the capture of striker James Collins from Aston Villa
  • Ben Amos moves to Oldham on Loan
  • Tottenham Hotspur have signed Bongani Khumalo from South African side Supersport United on a four-and-a-half year deal
  • Juve snap up Toni on a free transfer
  • City complete Dzeko capture
  • Steve Sidwell has completed his move from Aston Villa to Fulham for an undisclosed fee
  • Birmingham have announced the signing of Tottenham midfielder David Bentley on loan until the end of the season
  • Wayne Bridge has signed for West Ham on loan until the end of the season
  • Leicester have completed the signing of Everton striker Yakubu Aiyegbeni on loan until the end of the season
  • Blackburn Rovers have signed their former striker Roque Santa Cruz on loan from Manchester City
  • Wayne Rooney’s brother Johnhas been picked by the New York Red Bulls in the second round of the Major League Soccer ‘SuperDraft’
  • Aston Villa have confirmed the signing of midfielder Jean II Makoun from Olympique Lyonnais
  • Villa confirm Bent capture
  • Tottenham signs Pienaar for 3m
  • David Wheater agrees Trotters switch
  • Kenny Miller joins Bursaspor from Rangers
  • John Carew Signs for Stoke City
  • Ba seals Hammers move
  • Van Bommel signs for Milan
  • Hoffenheim have confirmed that winger Ryan Babel has joined the club from Liverpool
  • Real Madrid have announced they have reached agreement with Manchester City for Emmanuel Adebayor to join the Spanish club on loan until the end of this season, with an option to buy in the summer
  • Switzerland international Valon Behrami has departed West Ham to link up with Serie A club Fiorentina
  • Blues Seal Obafemi Move
  • Giampaolo Pazzini joins Inter
  • Reds agree Suarez deal
  • Watford sign Manchester United midfielder Drinkwater on loan
  • Sunderland have signed Benin midfielder Stephane Sessegnon from French club Paris St Germain
  • Sunderland have signed Inter Milan midfielder Sulley Muntari on loan until the end of the season
  • 23-year-old Aston Villa midfielder Isaiah Osbourne has gone to Sheffield Wednesday on loan for the remainder of the season
  • Paulo Da Silva >>  Sunderland to Real Zaragoza
  • Paul Konchesky >> Liverpool to Nottingham Forest >> loan
  • Daniel Ayala >> Liverpool to Derby County >> loan
  • Maximilian Haas >> Bayern Munich II to Middlesbrough
  • Leicester have signed Nigerian striker Daniel Uchechi
  • Liverpool FC confirmed this afternoon that Newcastle United had accepted a Club record offer for the transfer of Andy Carroll


Jose Mourinho to quit Real Madrid?

Jose Mourinho, the self proclaimed “Special One” has had enough of life in Spain, with England his most preferred destination for a new challenge.

After enduring a torrid time at Real Madrid, Jose Mourinho has declared he is returning to England.

According to quotes reported in The Sun, the Portuguese supremo has decided he is going to return to England, and is considering Manchester United, Manchester City or Chelsea as his port of call.

Speaking to the press on Wednesday, Mourinho said: “I’ve decided to return to England. I have nothing prepared about my future – I just want to be happy in my work.

“I have no preferences about Manchester United, Manchester City or Chelsea. I just want to rediscover the joy.

“I’m not saying the Premier League is the most spectacular in the world but it is the best organised… the fair play and the enormous respect for your opponent.”

Speculation is rife about his future at Real Madrid, with reports of tension with president Jorge Valdano, and the Portuguese failed to appear for the post-match press conference after his side’s 1-0 win over Sevilla in the Copa Del Rey semi-final on Wednesday.

Via EspnStar

FA Cup 4th Round Draw Announced!

The draw for the fourth round of the world’s oldest competition, England’s FA Cup has been announced and these are the following fixtures that will take place:

  • Southampton vs Manchester United
  • Bolton Wanderers vs Wigan Athletic
  • Fulham vs Tottenham Hotspur
  • Aston Villa vs Blackburn Rovers
  • Everton vs Chelsea
  • Doncaster/Wolves vs Stoke City/Cardiff
  • Stevenage vs Reading
  • Birmingham City vs Coventry City
  • Leeds/Arsenal vs Huddersfield
  • West Ham United vs Nottingham Forest
  • Watford vs Brighton
  • Notts County vs Manchester City/Leicester City
  • Swansea vs Leyton Orient
  • Burnley vs Burton Albion
  • Torquay vs Crawley/Derby
  • Sheffield Wednesday vs Wycombe/Hereford

The matches are scheduled to be played during the weekend of January 29/30.

Manchester City finally snap up Milner; Ireland heads the other way

Manchester City completed the signing of England midfielder James Milner on Wednesday with Stephen Ireland moving to Villa Park as part of the deal.

The fee was undisclosed but local media valued the transfer fee for the 24-year-old at 24 million pounds ($37.53 million) based on a 16 million payment and an eight million valuation of Irish midfielder Ireland.

“I am very happy to have James with us, everybody knows we have admired him for some time,” City manager Roberto Mancini told the Macnchester club’s website (

“He is an excellent midfielder who can play in a number of positions… but he is also young and a good character. I think he can also improve and be a great player for Manchester City for a long time.”

Via Reuters

Latest transfers in the BPL 2010

Latest transfers in Barclay’s  Premier League(BPL)

date player to from m€
Aug ’10 Mame Biram Diouf Blackburn Manchester United
Aug ’10 Ivan Klasnic Bolton Nantes
Aug ’10 Ramires Chelsea Benfica Lisbon 22
Aug ’10 Winston Reid West Ham Midtjylland 4.2
Aug ’10 Tal Ben Haim West Ham Portsmouth
Jul ’10 Boaz Myhill West Brom Hull City 1.8
Jul ’10 Ronnie Stam Wigan Twente 4
Jul ’10 Sol Campbell Newcastle Arsenal London
Jul ’10 Marcos Alonso Bolton Real Madrid 2.4
Jul ’10 Aleksandar Kolarov Manchester City Lazio 19