Soccer City FC Archives for January 2011

Soccer games:Ferguson to go with youth

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Manchester United will continue their policy of fielding a youthful side in the Carling Cup when they take on Crystal Palace in this week's quarter-final tie. Sir Alex Ferguson revealed he would be making wholesale changes from the side that were held to a draw at home to Newcastle at the weekend, with the majority of senior players expected to be rested once again.

Beye wants Doncaster stay

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Habib Beye is keen to stay at Doncaster Rovers for the rest of the season as he has no desire to head back to his parent club.

The right-back joined the Yorkshire club on loan from Aston Villa until January, but he is hoping to secure a longer move after making his first appearance in a 0-0 draw with Watford this weekend.

Soccer World: Tevez eyeing Milan escape-route

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It isn't quite the beloved Buenos Aires Carlos Tevez is so desperate to return to, but the warmer climes and glamorous image of Milan seems a decent back-up option for the Argentine.

His relationship with high-flying Manchester City has been dead for a while, perhaps even before his contretemps in Munich last September.

Spurs can Win the League - Redknapp

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Yesterday evening, Emmanuel Adebayor scored a couple of goals in Tottenham Hotspur's match against Aston Villa to help Spurs climb to third place in the Premier League, displacing Newcastle United.

The result, hewn from the grass at White Hart Lane, had a profound effect on the Londoners' coach, Harry Redknapp, who has since tipped his club to claim their first league title since the 1960/61 season.

Can Croatia make an impact at Euro 2012?

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Croatia, or formerly known as Yugoslavia, have been quite a force in the history of the World Cup and the European Cup respectively. Although they have never quite made it to a final, they still remain to be a team of which other national sides fear. In the qualification group stages Croatia – nicknamed The Blazers – finished 2nd in Group F narrowly missing out on 1st position by a mere 2 points.

Soccer World: Capello pleased with England's double win

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England manager Fabio Capello revealed he had ‘found what he was looking for' after victories over Spain and Sweden.

The Three Lions defied the football betting on Saturday to overcome European and World Champions Spain, with Frank Lampard grabbing the only goal.

Then on Tuesday Gareth Barry's header deflected in off Celtic defender Daniel Majstorovic to give England their first win over Sweden since 1968.

Soccer World:Lambert glad for chance to catch breath

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Norwich City have made an impressive start to their latest campaign in the top flight of English football, but manager Paul Lambert is grateful for the current international break which he believes will give his squad the chance to take stock of their achievements to date and recharge their batteries ahead of the next stage of their season.

Soccer World:Rovers looking to turn performances into points

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There is no doubting just how tough the Blackburn boss has had it since being appointed manager last season. The media have insinuated that underhanded tactics were involved to remove his predecessor with Kean waiting in the wings as heir apparent; the fans have become disillusioned with both his tactics and transfer policy, and they have now grown exasperated by his bullish refusal bow to the virtually continual protests against his tenure.

Soccer World: Wigan look doomed after latest defeat

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They may have suffered eight defeats on the bounce before – on two occasions in fact – but this latest nightmare run could prove terminal for Wigan's Premier League hopes.
Their latest defeat, at Wolves on Sunday, left them bottom of the Premier League without a win since August. Yes, it is only November, with plenty of football still to be played, and Wigan have always being among the favourites in the relegation betting in their seven year stay in the top flight to date, but the options available to boss Roberto Martinez and chairman Dave Whelan appear limited.