Fenerbahce sign Dirk Kuyt from Liverpool

Turkish club Fenerbahce have signed Liverpool’s Dutch striker Dirk Kuyt on a three year contract for a reported fee of just one million pounds. Kuyt spent six long years at Liverpool, making 250 appearances for the Kop and scoring 71 goals.

“Everyone would like to wish Dirk all the very best for the future and thank him for his contribution to the club,” said a Liverpool statement.

Kuyt is currently on international duty with Holland as they prepare for Euro 2012, where they begin on Saturday against Denmark.

FA Cup 4th round draw announced: Manchester United get Liverpool, Chelsea slated for QPR — #RacismRow all over again?

Well, they couldn’t have scripted this. Two of the most talked about fixtures during the close of 2011, both of which witnessed a cult accusation of racism – one solved and another yet to reach climax – will be replayed in the 4th round of the world’s oldest cup competition, the FA Cup. Manchester United’s clash against Liverpool at Anfield earlier this season saw Kop striker Luis Suarez racially abusing United captain Patrice Evra and subsequently being suspended for 8 games, along with a fine. Both the clubs will now face off in the next round of FA Cup, to be played over the weekend of 28 January 2012.

Another incidence of racism that struck Britain, and also the world of football, was Chelsea captain John Terry allegedly racially abusing Queen’s Park Rangers’ defender Anton Ferdinand. Ironically, the fixture will be replayed in the next round of FA Cup as well.

It’s funny how two captains – one a victim and another an accused – will have to lead their respective teams out onto the football pitch against the same team (respectively) who caused them significant trouble to end 2011 on an unpleasant note.

Anyway, here are all the fixtures of the 4th round of the FA Cup:

  • Brighton or Wrexham v Newcastle
  • Sunderland v Middlesbrough
  • Dagenham & Redbridge or Millwall v Southampton
  • Hull City v Crawley Town
  • MK Dons or QPR v Chelsea
  • West Brom v Norwich
  • Blackpool v Sheffield Wednesday
  • Arsenal or Leeds v Aston Villa
  • Stevenage v Notts County
  • Watford v Tottenham
  • Liverpool v Manchester United
  • Derby v Stoke
  • Everton v Fulham
  • Macclesfield or Bolton v Swansea
  • Sheffield United v Birmingham or Wolves
  • Nottingham Forest or Leicester v Swindon

Manchester United beat 10-men Manchester City 3-2 at the Etihad stadium earlier during the day to progress from the 3rd round.

Barclays Premier League: 15th October — Results Roundup

The Barclays/English Premier League (BPL/EPL) action is back after a 2 week gap (international break) and what better way to kick start the weekend than a showdown between Liverpool and Manchester United – arguably the biggest rivalry in the premier league. Both the Reds have a tremendous history behind and are managed by two legendary managers – King Kenny (Kenny Dalglish) and Emperor Ferguson (Sir Alex Ferguson).

The game was a tight affair in the first half but opened up completely in the second. Liverpool opened the scoring through a Steven Gerrard free kick – Gerrard of course returning from a long time out on the sidelines through a groin injury – and for United it was the little Mexican Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez who equalized with a nicely executed header. The match ended 1-1.

Other notable fixtures included Aston Villa’s visit to Manchester City, where a win for the hosts could take them top of the table thanks to United’s stalemate at Anfield, and Bolton’s clash with Wigan.

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

Saturday, 15 October 2011


Liverpool

Gerrard (68)

1-1
(HT 0-0)
Man Utd

Hernandez (81)

Bookings:

Lucas (28)

Bookings:

Young (43)
Ferdinand (54)
Evra (65)


Man City

Balotelli (28)
Johnson (47)
Kompany (52)
Milner (71)

4-1
(HT 1-0)
Aston Villa

Warnock (65)

Bookings:

Barry (59)

Bookings:

Bannan (80)


Norwich

Pilkington (1, 63)
R Martin (10)

3-1
(HT 2-1)
Swansea

Graham (12)

Bookings:

Monk (4)


QPR

Helguson (16)

1-1
(HT 1-1)
Blackburn

Samba (24)

Bookings:

Hall (23)
Wright-Phillips (62)
Traore (64)

Bookings:

Nzonzi (52)
Lowe (77)


Stoke

Walters (80)
Delap (87)

2-0
(HT 0-0)
Fulham

 

Bookings:

Delap (56)
Pennant (71)
Whelan (76)
Upson (77)

Bookings:

Duff (66)
Murphy (77)
Zamora (79)
Baird (87)


Wigan

Diame (40)

1-3
(HT 1-2)
Bolton

Reo-Coker (4)
Ngog (45+3)
Eagles (90+2)

Bookings:

Di Santo (45+1)
Figueroa (71)
Caldwell (73)
Alcaraz (79)

Bookings:

Pratley (23)
Robinson (63)
Boyata (67)
Petrov (82)

Chelsea is currently leading Everton by 2 goals to nil in the last fixture of the day.

Tomorrow’s Fixtures:

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Arsenal v Sunderland, 13:30
Newcastle v Tottenham, 16:00

Via BBC

Barclays Premier League: 2nd October — Results Roundup

Continuing from where we left yesterday, today too saw a lot of goals being scored in the Barclays Premier League along with an entertaining North London derby that ended in the home team’s favor. So who won against whom and who scored those goals? Lets find out.. Continue reading “Barclays Premier League: 2nd October — Results Roundup”

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)

2-0
(HT 1-0)
Wigan

 

Bookings:

Caldwell (19)


Blackburn

 

0-4
(HT 0-0)
Man City

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

Bookings:

Givet (59)

Bookings:

Zabaleta (69)


Everton

 

0-2
(HT 0-0)
Liverpool

Carroll (71)
Suarez (82)

Bookings:

Cahill (27)

Bookings:

Lucas (50)

Sent off:

Rodwell (23)


Man Utd

Anderson (68)
Welbeck (87)

2-0
(HT 0-0)
Norwich

 

Bookings:

Welbeck (71)


Sunderland

Bendtner (24)
Elmohamady (26)

2-2
(HT 2-2)
West Brom

Morrison (4)
Long (5)

Bookings:

Larsson (19)
Cattermole (36)


Wolverhampton

Fletcher (88)

1-2
(HT 0-2)
Newcastle

Ba (17)
Gutierrez (38)

Bookings:

Henry (39)

Bookings:

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.

Barclays Premier League: 24th September — Results Roundup

There were 8 matches played today in the Barclays Premier League (BPL/EPL), with the last match of the day, played between Stoke City and Manchester United, just concluding. It was an exciting, end-to-end match with both sides have their moments. In the end they both cancelled each other out as the match ended in a 1-1 draw. Nani scored for the Reds and Crouch scored for the Potters. This was Stoke’s first ever point against MU as the champions dropped their first point of the season.

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

Saturday, 24 September 2011


Arsenal

Van Persie (46, 71)
Song (89)

3-0
(HT 0-0)
Bolton

 

Bookings:

Steinsson (58)

Sent off:

Wheater (55)


Chelsea

Torres (29)
Ramires (36, 76)
Drogba (90+4)

4-1
(HT 2-0)
Swansea

Williams (86)

Bookings:

Mata (33)
Cole (86)
Mikel (90+4)

Bookings:

Dyer (54)
Monk (76)
Taylor (89)

Sent off:

Torres (39)


Liverpool

Johnson (og 11)
Suarez (38)

2-1
(HT 2-0)
Wolverhampton

Fletcher (49)

Bookings:

Lucas (34)
Carroll (57)
Kelly (67)

Bookings:

O’Hara (4)
Henry (32)
Ward (39)
Hunt (42)


Man City

Balotelli (68)
Milner (89)

2-0
(HT 0-0)
Everton

 

Bookings:

Y Toure (31)

Bookings:

Rodwell (20)
Neville (25)
Osman (30)
Cahill (63)
Jagielka (87)


Newcastle

Ba (27, 30, 54)

3-1
(HT 2-1)
Blackburn

Hoilett (37)

Bookings:

Lowe (57)
Nzonzi (59)
Olsson (55)
Salgado (90+5)

Sent off:

Olsson (69)


West Brom

 

0-0
(HT 0-0)
Fulham

 

Bookings:

Hangeland (50)
Grygera (60)
Baird (66)


Wigan

Diame (50)

1-2
(HT 0-2)
Tottenham

Van der Vaart (3)
Bale (23)

Bookings:

Gohouri (26)
McCarthy (71)
Sammon (76)

Bookings:

Adebayor (90+3)

Sent off:

Gohouri (63)

There are 2 more fixtures to be played this game-week. They are:

Sunday, 25 September 2011

QPR v Aston Villa, 16:00

Monday, 26 September 2011
Norwich v Sunderland, 20:00

Barclays Premier League Results Roundup: 18 September 2011

There were four games played today, with Manchester United vs Chelsea the pick of the lot followed by Liverpool’s visit to White Hart Lane. So who did what in this double header super Sunday? Lets find out. Continue reading “Barclays Premier League Results Roundup: 18 September 2011”

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)

8-2
(HT 3-1)
Arsenal

Walcott (45+3)
Van Persie (74)

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

Newcastle

Best (48, 66)

2-1
(HT 0-0)
Fulham

Dempsey (88)

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

Tottenham

Kaboul (68)

1-5
(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

 

0-1
(HT 0-0)
Stoke

Shotton (89)

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

Premier League table
Sunday, 28 August 2011 17:54 UK
P GD PTS
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

Barclays Premier League: 27th August Results Roundup

Match day 3 of the Barclays Premier League got off to a good start today with newly promoted QPR’s trip to Wigan Athletic, followed by Sunderland’s trip to the other new boys Swansea. Chelsea, Villa and Blackburn were all in action today at home, but the most important result of the day has to be Liverpool’s table-topping 3-1 win against Bolton at Anfield. New signings Henderson and Charlie Adam got their first goals for the Merseyside club.

Saturday, 27 August 2011

Aston Villa

 

0-0
(HT 0-0)
Wolverhampton

 

Bookings:Delph (6) Bookings:O’Hara (45+1)
Henry (63)
Stearman (72)

Blackburn

 

0-1
(HT 0-0)
Everton

Arteta (pen 90+2)

Bookings:Salgado (14)
Hoilett (24)
Petrovic (45+1)
Nzonzi (55)
Samba (90+3)
Bookings:Anichebe (14)
Arteta (53)

Chelsea

Bosingwa (6)
Lampard (pen 82)
Mata (90+11)

3-1
(HT 1-0)
Norwich

Holt (63)

Bookings:Bosingwa (36)
Torres (56)
Bookings:Crofts (41)
Naughton (59)
Sent off:Ruddy (80)

Liverpool

Henderson (15)
Skrtel (52)
Adam (53)

3-1
(HT 1-0)
Bolton

Klasnic (90+2)

Bookings:Steinsson (44)
Klasnic (49)

Swansea

 

0-0
(HT 0-0)
Sunderland

 

Bookings:Agustien (59) Bookings:Gardner (83)

Wigan

Di Santo (41, 66)

2-0
(HT 1-0)
QPR

 

Bookings:Piscu (33)
Caldwell (77)

Tomorrow’s fixtures:

Sunday, 28 August 2011
Newcastle v Fulham, 13:00
Tottenham v Man City, 13:30
West Brom v Stoke, 15:00
Man Utd v Arsenal, 16:00

Barclays Premier League: August 20 Results Roundup

The second round of premier league games went under way earlier today and we’ve got some fantastic results for you. First up was the mouth-watering clash between Arsenal and Liverpool which ended in more heartbreak for the Gunners as The Kop ran away 2-0 winners with a little help from lady luck. With Frimpong’s red card, Arsenal now have more players sent off than they have points! Moving on, Aston Villa and Chelsea both recorded their first home wins of the season, while Everton and Sunderland both suffered shock defeats at home. Swansea and Wigan, on the other hand, played out a goalless draw.

Saturday, 20 August 2011

Arsenal

 

0-2
(HT 0-0)
Liverpool

Ramsey (og 78)
Suarez (90)

Bookings:Frimpong (8)
Lansbury (89)
Bookings:Carroll (28)
Lucas (45)
Sent off:Frimpong (70)

Aston Villa

Agbonlahor (12)
Heskey (25)
Bent (67)

3-1
(HT 2-0)
Blackburn

Pedersen (52)

Bookings:Heskey (55)
Delph (58)
Petrov (80)

Chelsea

Anelka (53)
Malouda (83)

2-1
(HT 0-1)
West Brom

Long (4)

Bookings:Lampard (34)
Terry (90)
Bookings:Tamas (7)
Mulumbu (45)
Olsson (60)
Odemwingie (90+1)

Everton

 

0-1
(HT 0-1)
QPR

Smith (31)

Bookings:Osman (81) Bookings:Hall (39)

Sunderland

 

0-1
(HT 0-0)
Newcastle

R Taylor (62)

Bookings:Brown (36)
Cattermole (67)
Bardsley (68)
Bookings:Cabaye (25)
R Taylor (38)
Barton (68)
Sent off:Bardsley (89)

Swansea

 

0-0
(HT 0-0)
Wigan

 

Bookings:McCarthy (18)
Gomez (25)
Moses (76)

Tomorrow’s fixtures:

Sunday, 21 August 2011

  • Norwich v Stoke, 13:30
  • Wolverhampton v Fulham, 14:00
  • Bolton v Man City, 16:00

Monday’s fixture:

Monday, 22 August 2011

  • Man Utd v Tottenham, 20:00
Via BBC

Chelsea sack Carlo Ancelotti as United celebrate 19th title

Chelsea have sacked their Italian manager Carlo Ancelotti after he ended his second season at the club without a trophy. The Italian was dismissed following Chelsea’s 1-0 loss at Everton as the west Londoners finished second in the Premier League — a whopping 9 points behind eventual champions Manchester United (who won 4-2 at Old Trafford on the ultimate day of the season to send Blackpool packing back to the Championship).

The 51-year-old had one more year left on his contract at Stamford Bridge but Russian owner Roman Abrahamovic decided its time for him to go.

A club statement read: “This season’s performances have fallen short of expectations and the club feels the time is right to make this change ahead of next season’s preparations.”

Chelsea missed out in the Premier League as Manchester United clinched their 19th top-flight title last week, further compounded by exits in the Champions League (again at the hands of Manchester United), FA Cup and League Cup during the season.

More coverage on BBC

United! United! United!

Meanwhile, Manchester United celebrated their 19th title in style as they officially became the most successful club in the history of English football, overtaking Liverpool’s tally of 18 league titles. They beat Blackpool 4-2 as Ian Holloway’s men bowed out of the premier league. The game was United goalkeeper Edwin Van Der Sar’s last appearance for the Red Devils who gave his farewell speech after the game as the Dutchmen decided to hang his boots for the good.

The Red Devils all over the world are ecstatic with their 19th triumph and are mocking Steve Gerrard as even Michael Owen has won the premier league now. Here is what the former Liverpool player told the Manchester United official website:

“As they say, if you can’t beat them, join them” – Michael Owen (yup! he actually said that)

Select Results

  • Manchester United 4-2 Blackpool
  • Everton 1-0 Chelsea
  • Aston Villa 1-0 Liverpool
  • Fulham 2-2 Arsenal

“The home form has been fantastic. Another four goals today, seven against Blackburn, five against Birmingham and we’ve beaten Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham all here. They’re top teams so it’s pretty good.”

Sir Alex Ferguson

EXCLUSIVE: Fernando Torres’ first interview after moving to Chelsea (video)

In the dying moments of the Transfer Deadline Day, Chelsea FC finally got hold of star striker Fernando Torres, who switched Liverpool to play Champions League football for Chelsea. Here’s his first interview as a blue (P.S. Torres didn’t say anything about Liverpool or about his stay there or flower appreciation on the Liverpool fans)

Here are 2 of the most popular chants doing the rounds since Torres’ switch to Chelsea: (pardon the slang…we are not the ones who came up with these…we are just sharing what we have read)

His armband proved he was a red, Torres, Torres.
But Romans money turned his head, Torres, Torres.
Went to the club with plastic flags,
and where your captain will shag your WAG,
Fernando Torres, just another cockney slag!!

‎\m/ El BackStabbo !! \m/

He’s Half A Girl ,He’s Half A Boy
Torres Torres
He Looks Just Like A Transvestite
……Torres Torres
He Wears A Frock, He Loves The Cock
He Sells Arse On Albert Dock
Fernando Torres !!
He Stabbed LFC In The Back