Darren Fletcher ruled out till summer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher will miss the rest of the season after having a surgery to cure his long standing problem with a chronic inflammatory bowel condition.
Darren Fletcher ruled out till the end of the season
The 28-year-old had to take a break from football last season too due to his chronic bowel suffering (Ulcerative colitis) and even though Manchester United expects him to return to action next season with all his problems behind him, the news puts his long term future at Old Trafford in jeopardy.
Robert Snodgrass restored Scottish pride with a first half strike to down Croatia who probably came into the game not fully focused against a team already out of the equation as far as Qualification was concerned but payed the price as Gordon Strachan's men inflicted the Croat's first defeat of the Group with Belgium topping the Group by three points.
Warning: this is not a video to watch in earshot of your boss. Ex-Rangers goalkeeper Andy Goram received a tirade of abuse from Celtic fans who found him playing the roulette machines in a bookmakers. The video starts with the fan chanting "There's only two Andy Gorams" in reference to the former Scotland international suffering [.
Neil Lennon reduced a press conference to fits of laughter after answering the phone to a journalist's wife. The phone, which was sitting in front of the Bhoys' boss recording his comments, rang twice as Lennon answered questions. Each time Lennon picked up the phone, belonging to a journalist called 'Michael', only for the woman [.
At this time in the summer, it seems as if Arsenal are linked to nearly every player across nearly every league. So without further adieu Arsene Wenger is currently expressed high interest in Celtic's Victory Wanyama according to the IB Times. The Gunners search for a defensive minded midfielder whom is capable of providing a physical presence in the middle of the park could be over shortly if the Kenyan is to come to the Emirates.
Sky and ITV share rights for Euro 2016 & 2018 World Cup qualifiers - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
UEFA has awarded Sky Sports the rights to provide coverage of England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, together with all other UEFA member associations between the year 2014 through to 2017.
I've now got multiple people telling me Bursaspor have begun trying to pry loan ace Maurice Edu on a permanent basis. I'll have an MLSS report up soon. And in case you missed it yesterday, there's also this going on. More goodies to come soon, I'm for now trying to get out from under the weather...- Greg Seltzer
Last night, I went to bed to thinking that Sir Alex would still be the manager of Manchester United when I woke up. These rumors have been around for years and you never thought that they were true. When I woke up this morning, the unthinkable had happened Sir Alex had announced that he was stepping down.
Champions League: The most successful countries and cities - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
This year's Champions League will obviously go to Germany and it will be the seventh time a German club will be crowned the champions of Europe. Which makes one wonder, how many Champions League trophies have gone to the other top European football nations.
World Cup Qualifiers: England drew as Wales, Scotland & N. Ireland lose - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
It was a sad Monday night for the British nations at the World Cup qualifiers. England were held to a 1-1 draw by Montenegro despite taking the lead while Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland all suffered defeats at the hands of Croatia, Israel and Serbia respectively.
As a footballer, we all want to be appreciated by our own team, so quite what Inverurie Locos defender Greig Watson thinks about his team's plans to offload him goodness only knows. So keen are the side to get rid of their man that they have even advertised in the local paper for someone to [...]
It looks like the glamourously world of the football mascot has spread to the celebrity circuit, because Snoop Dogg (or Snoop Lion as he now likes to be called), has declared that he wants in. The rapper has stated that he wants to take in the role at Celtic, after falling in love with the [...]
Having scoured the globe for the best club badges on offer in Asia, South America, Australia and The States, we reckon it's about time to come back home and have a root around. As such, here's 22 of our favourite football logos from all around the other home nations and Eire.
Welsh footballer Craig Bellamy has dedicated Wales's 2-1 victory against Scotland to Gary Speed. The comeback victory against the Scots at Hampden Park was vintage Gary Speed. Bellamy said, "That's how [Speed] educated us to play and the way we have to perform in every match."
Here are today's Premier League news headlines:
Wales star Craig Bellamy dedicates Scotland win to tragic Gary Speed — Wales Online
Aston Villa stats with and without Andrea Weimann — Reddit
The versatile Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey once again inspired Wales to an excellent win over Scotland last night, but his performance was marred by a second yellow at the end of the game which was the result of a schoolboy error from the 23 year-old Gunner.
Ramsey said after the game: "It was very disappointing it's something I need to learn from.
Scotland vs Wales Football 2013 Highlights 1-2 Hanley Ramsey penalty Robson-Kanu Goals Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter
Scotland vs Wales Football 2013 Highlights 1-2 Hanley Ramsey penalty Robson-Kanu Goals Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter Scotland vs Wales 2013 ( Scotland Wales VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Scotland vs Wales 1-2 ( Hanley/ Ramsey pen, Robson-Kanu) Hampden Park, Glasgow- 22 March, 2013- 20.
Abby Wambach got her 200th cap and her 153rd international goal to lead the United States women's national team to a 3-1 victory in the "second leg" in a pair of friendlies versus Scotland. Megan Rapinoe added a first half goal and Christine Press followed up her impressive Lady Nats debut with another goal in the second half in front of over 14,000 in Nashville, Tennessee.
The United States women's national team made new coach Tom Sermanni's debut a happy one cruising to a 4-1 win over Scotland. In front of over 18,500 in Jacksonville, Florida the Lady Nats opened 2013 and began their run up to next month's Algarve Cup.
A more impressive debut, though, was Christen Press, the 2010 Herman Trophy winner from Stanford, bagged two goals.
Alex Morgan, known for her ability to score goals like there's no tomorrow, was, unfortunately, injured during this past weekend's USWNT game against Scotland. Apparently in the 41st minute, Scotland's Joanne Love tackled Morgan causing her to lose her footing and, ultimately, injure her ankle.
The good news is that it doesn't seem serious, or at least not serious enough to warrant any fears for Thorns fans.
The US Women's National Team defeated Scotland 3-1 today with goals from Megan Rapinoe, Abby Wambach, and Christen Press. The match was the second in a pair of friendlies against Scotland and marks the US' last game before they head to Portugal to participate in the Algarve Cup.
[F]or now, we should be grateful, in spite of the ravages brought about by parachute payments, that movement up and down the divisions in England is a relatively fluid process and generally based on achievement on the pitch. Not so North of the Border. Here, Niall Slater, a man who previously exposed the far right leanings of Paolo Di Canio a full two years before anyone in the mainstream media became interested and serves as front man ofemerging beat combo and stars of the upcoming Truck Music Festival Dallas Don't puts pen to paper having tiredof bending people's earholes in.
Croatia vs Scotland 2013 Highlights 0-1 Robert Snodgrass Goal Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter
Croatia vs Scotland 2013 Highlights 0-1 Robert Snodgrass Goal Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter Croatia vs Scotland 2013 ( Croatia Scotland VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Croatia vs Scotland 0-1 ( Snodgrass) Stadion Maksimir, Zagreb- World Cup Qualifying-7 June, 2013- 19.
Oh Neil Lennon, such a sweet and mild-mannered manager! The Celtic boss is facing a possible three-match ban after being reported for swearing profusely at Jim Goodwin of St Mirren during their clash last weekend. After Goodwin made a challenge that Lennon did not like, the manager shouted: ""Well done Jim, you're a f**king hard [.
After a poor run in a league in which they should be winning every single game, Rangers had their chance to show off to the watching public that they still had quality within their ranks. There was no Premier League or Championship football, and Sky's live League One game had been postponed due to the [.
Oh dear, Rangers striker Francisco Sandaza may not be at Ibrox for much longer, after a rather embarrassing incident was revealed this week. The Spanish striker was duped by a Celtic-supporting taxi driver who pretended to be a football agent from the MLS called Jack McGonigle. Ridiculously, not only did Sandaza lap up the story [.
Celtic have a new sponsor next season, with cider manufacturer Magners taking over the reins. The immediately evident change with the kit is the splitting of the wide green stripes into smaller stripes, the first time the club have made such a change. It also has a v-neck collar to show off Georgios Samaras' gorgeous [.
It seems strange that a Scottish side would design their new away shirts on the home shirt of a Turkish team, but that just underlines the effect that Eskisehirspor had on the Saints when they met during their Europa League qualifier last year. The initiative is due to the request of fan Kevin Heller, who [.
[I]t was once asserted that there were two ways of avoiding getting your head kicked in on the way to a football match. One, carry a loaf of bread, thus creating the impression that you were a harmless local. Two, wear a QPR shirt – because nobody dislikes them. How things change: QPR's Accounts & The Costs Of Relegation, Two Hundred Percent Ian King's latest essay for Two Hundred Percent neatly summarises why, in most people's estimation, Queen's Park Rangers now represent ‘everything that is wrong with football' – and there's no mention at all of a certain manager whose.
Christen Press, Kristie Mewis and Julie Johnston got their first caps on Feb. 9 vs. Scotland
Three players got their first senior team caps against Scotland on Feb. 9 and got the traditional gift of a signed ball from their teammates (see above). Christen Press got two balls, one for her first-ever WNT goal as well!