When the announcement was made earlier this week that David Moyes would lose his job at Manchester United, and that Ryan Giggs would potentially take charge as aplayer/manager, my mind instantly turned to an old photo of Bryan Robson. For many, this wouldn't be the automatic thought, but I've always absolutely loved staged press photos of footballers (you can see more at the marvellous http://awkwardfootballphotoshoots.
Had David Moyes showed signs of progress during his first season as Manchester United manager it is likely that the board and fans would have shown more patience.
The club were determined not to become a "sacking club" so persevered with Moyes longer than any club would. To drop six places after spending £60m is an awful return and despite Moyes' claims today that the squad needed "fundamental rebuilding", these players were good enough to win the league weeks before the end of the season last year.
Much has been made of the urgent need for Manchester United to bring in new recruits this summer as they look to return to the top table of European football and make a swift return to challenging for the Premier League title.
Before Moyes' sacking yesterday, he seemed likely to oversee a fairly major player exodus in an effort to free up funds and squad space for incoming players.
Real Madrid 1-0 Bayern Munich Champions League Semi-Final First Leg 23rd April 2014
Despite dominating for much of this semi-final first leg at the Bernabeu, European champions Bayern Munich failed to turn all that time on the ball into goals, with Real Madrid ultimately winning the game 1-0.
After yesterday's tense defensive match between Atletico Madrid and Chelsea, today's UEFA Champions League encounter promises to be far more entertaining with Real Madrid facing up against Bayern Munich.
For viewers in the United States, Gus Johnson will be the announcer alongside co-commentator Eric Wynalda.
What does sacking of Moyes mean for Arsenal? by Dboy Arsenal fans have all now surely learned that David Moyes has been sacked by Man United after their latest loss to former club Everton. It just goes to show how ambitious the Man United board is, and that they do not tolerate any mediocrity. But [.
There have been a few interesting Arsenal rumours around today that are suggesting that the Manchester United job was the last thing on Louis Van Gaal's mind up until yesterday's sacking of David Moyes. There is a very likely possibility that the Dutchman had already been selected to be Arsene Wenger's successor at the Emirates [.
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After forgettable stints at Chivas USA and with the Seattle Sounders, New England Revolution legend Shalrie Joseph has rejoined the club where his name is still gold.
The player his teammates affectionately call "Chaz" did a trial with New England back in February and was claimed off waivers by the Revs on Tuesday afternoon, sending the 12th-year MLS veteran back to the club he called home for his first 9-1/2 seasons.
The Fire convened for their first training session since Saturday's 1-1 draw against the New England Revolution. Their sixth consecutive draw equals the MLS record set by Colorado for most consecutive ties in the regular season. Despite the draws, Frank Yallop said morale among the players is good and he is happy with their play over the last few weeks.
This is pretty spooky and I'm sure there's a logical reason but this black figure running through the crowd during last nights Copa Libertadores clash between The Strongest & Defensor Sporting would have you wondering!
Alan Pardew is getting severe criticism from Newcastle fans, after the terrible form and hopelessrun of results we've been on and Pardew knows the results are simply not good enough for Newcastle United. Alan Pardew gutted But nothing like the Newcastle fans are gutted and fed up Alan Pardew has now served his [.
Liverpool Football Club have released new designs for the planned expansion of Anfield.
The regeneration of Anfield will see £260million invested into the local community as well as creating hundreds of jobs. The club will submit the new plans to the Liverpool City Council this summer. And if approved, construction will start next year and would be completed in time for the 2016-17 season.
AFC Cup Persipura v Home United 0-2 (Fazrul Nawaz, Juma'at Jantan) 12,525
That rarest of rarities, a Persipura home loss. Great result for Home who were 2-0 up after 23 minutes but it was, alas and alack, not enough. Churchill Brothers' 2-1 win in the Maldives against New Radiant means the Indian side go through to the next round of the cup on goal difference.
Since retiring, former KC Wizards goalkeeper, Bo Oshoniyi has spent the majority of time coaching in the college ranks including Wake Forest and most recently, Penn State. But he'll now get his first head coaching position in college. Oshoniyi was recently named the new head coach at East Tennessee State.
Join the guys as they look back at United's past couple of games, including the win against I-95 Rival New York and the draw against Columbus on the road. The boys also talk some United news and look ahead to the team's home match against league leader FC Dallas.
La lectura es una de las actividades más importantes y útiles que puede desarrollar el ser humano, la importancia de leer radica en los beneficios ya que desarrolla la capacidad mental de imaginar, recordar, ampliar el lenguaje y adquirir conocimientos; definitivamente el mejor momento para emprender el hábito de la lectura es en la niñez.
I have been busy the last few days with visitors, but not everyone with access to a keyboard has been slacking. First, we have yet another hallmark moment in an already legendary Mikkel Diskerud thread over at BigSoccer: today, former teammate and employer Inge André Olsen drops by to write a "recommendation letter" for Mix (as if he would need one) to clear up some incorrect rumors that once
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Enfrentamiento entre dos equipos de los considerados como de los favoritos no solamente para ser protagonistas sino para el campeonato e inclusive el ascenso.
Y como solamente un equipo de la liga podrá ascender, lamentablemente uno de estos o tal vez los dos se queden en el camino a pesar de tener los méritos como para estar en la máxima categoría, tal vez más adelante se modifiquen las reglas y puedan ascender dos o hasta más conjuntos en un mismo año.
Corría el 2008 cuando el timón del Monterrey era controlado por Ricardo La Volpe, técnico que recibió con los brazos abiertos al hoy capitán albiazul José María Basanta.
El próximo domingo Chivasy Rayados se verán las caras en la última jornada del campeonato, en donde el "Chema" tocará jugar ante el técnico con el que estará "eternamente agradecido", según lo comentó el mismo argentino.
Test match cricket commentators are a little over-fond of saying that "the next session is crucial." BUT... the "next session" in the "Rangers" saga looks very crucial indeed. There is no-one left to deny that Rangers desperately need money. And their early-April call for current season-ticket holders to renew said tickets by May 6th is Plan A for getting that money in before it is too late.
El líder Correcaminos entra en acción después de descansar en la primera etapa de liguilla y en esta ronda de semifinales no la tendrá fácil ante un Alebrijes irreconocible y que aparentemente está para cosas grandes, más grandes todavía de lo que ya ha obtenido.
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