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.
[D]on't misunderstand me; I loved every minute of it... Karel Poborský's chip, England's abandonment of the rigidities of 4-4-2, Davor uker making a monkey out of Peter Schmeichel, a June weekend that inspired Arab Strap's breakthrough tune, the dentist's chair, a rousing Scotland performance against Switzerland, a capital packed full of fans from across Europe, the drama of Oliver Bierhoff's winner.
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.
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 [.
It's completely unconfirmed whether this Elgin fan has had any assistance from, erm... outside influences, but if I was a betting man... The lady in question is 44-year-old Jenny Baird from Nairn. She went to watch the game because her friend Stuart Leslie plays for Elgin, but one suspects that he will slightly distance himself [.
Last weekend saw the First Round of this years FA Trophy, and this evening we have four matches from the weekends matches, as well as a match from the Northern League and a match from Scotland. Our first three matches see Blue Square Bet Premier clubs travel to lower division opposition, as third placed Newport County travel to Welling United of the Blue Square Bet South, Dartford travel to Kingstonian of the Ryman League Premier Division and Southport travel to Stafford Rangers of the Blue Square Bet North.
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.
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 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.
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.
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!
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 [...]
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.
It's been a fine week again for online writing and any of many could have made ourthree to pick out, but wehave decided to drop back into the past in order to highlight two of the sites that inspired us in the early days of this blog in 2009 - othersworth mentioningwould be Two Hundred Percent, The Real FA Cup, Pitch Invasion, Viva Rovers, Llandudno Jet Set, Black & White & Read All Over and Mirko Bolesan (now renamed Spirit of Mirko).
The game? Montrose vs Rangers in the Scottish 3rd division. It wasn't sexy, it wasn't a great occasion. But these away days for Rangers fans have become rather infamous, as the Scottish giants have been forced to travel to small venues since being relegated after going into financial administration.
Sitting there in the dugout was hard enough. He'd rather be running with his players, doing anything but sitting. So Neil Lennon got up. But standing wasn't helpful, either. "I was up and down and up and down," he told reporters.
"Business in the city being then as usual on Saturday afternoons, was almost entirely suspended in legal offices and commercial houses. There was great demand for locomotion to Partick, and the home of the West of Scotland Cricket Club."
I'll be honest, I'm annoyed when I travel six miles to play Sunday League football and find out the game has been postponed because the referee is hungover, but this would really p*ss me off. Japanese football reporter Daisuke Nakajima travelled 6,000 miles from Tokyo to report on the plight of Rangers in he Scottish [.