Will Chelsea legend Lampard replace Scholes at Manchester United? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Frank Lampard has become part of the furniture at Stamford Bridge, amassing over 400 appearances for Chelsea since joining from West Ham back in 2001. Despite being only one goal away from equaling Bobby Tamlin's goalscoring record for the west London club, the England international's future with the Blues looks uncertain.
With under a month left in the English Premier League season, clubs throughout the division will be well in the process of planning for 2013-14. Fans that have already had one eye on rumors, will soon be turning their full attention to the latest stories surrounding the prospective player ins and outs of their favorite clubs.
What can Manchester United learn from Real Madrid? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United and Real Madrid are traditionally the biggest football clubs in their respective countries, and they came face-to-face earlier in this season's Champions League. The Spaniards prevailed before overcoming Galatasaray; they now face Borussia Dortmund in the semi-finals of the competition.
Manchester United hosted Fulham at Old Trafford in the late kickoff on Saturday afternoon in the 4th Round of the FA Cup. The game was settled very early on, as just two minutes from the start, Aaron Hughes was penalized for a handball in the box. Ryan Giggs converted for Manchester United to put the home side up.
Anderson of Manchester United-Photo by Chris Brunskill/Getty Images
Manchester United take on Fulham in the 4th Round of the FA Cup at the weekend. Both the Red Devils and Cottagers were pushed to the brink in the 4th Round against West Ham United and Blackpool respectively. Sir Alex Ferguson can only hope his squad can get the job done in the first leg at Old Trafford this weekend as the the battle for the Premier League crown heats up, along with their Champions League Round of 16 clash with Real Madrid quickly approaching.
Much has been made of Anderson's dietary habits in recent seasons. The Manchester United midfielder's preference for sporting a bit of a paunch has led many pundits to question whether the Brazilian is serious about having a career at the very top level. But he's now taken things to a whole new level by picking [.
Manchester United midfielder Anderson has rubbished claims that he's surplus to requirements at Old Trafford, stressing to reporters in Portugal that the Premier League giants want him. The midfielder has struggled to find his best form due to injuries and a lack of consistent playing time, but has enjoyed a run in the first team of late.
Ducky's Note: Seeing as how the Chelsea corner of this blog did a
midfield appraisal of their squad, the United corner feels compelled to respond in
kind. Thankfully, we have Aniruddha Raje doing just that, with a specific focus on
the man who suddenly has United fans trembling in their boots to 'face him two more times this
season', Moussa Dembélé.
While it's still hard to sort the real stories from the gossip, most of the players mentioned in
connection with a move to White Hart Lane would be welcomed by fans into the club. There are
exceptions however, and it was particularly worrying to see Charlie Adam's odds shorten to 6/4 on a
move from Liverpool.
Things didn't start on a positive note for Man United after their 0-1 opening
defeat to Everton yesterday and it appears even the club's own kitman
hadn't expected "Andesron" to come on, after a terrible season (he was an unused
With United's season kicking off later than everyone else, we have one more day to sneak in a
quick player preview. And yes, for once my article does not feature Arsenal! Well, at least I'll
try my best not to mention them. It is hard to do that but I think it's safe to say when you're
talking about Anderson, there are plenty of easy jokes to go around without having to resort to a
trip to the Emirates or Anfield for easy ones.
Yes, for once my article does not feature Arsenal! Well, at least I'll try my best not to
mention them. It is hard to do that but I think it's safe to say when you're talking about
Anderson, there are plenty of easy jokes to go around without having to resort to a trip to the
Emirates or Anfield for easy ones.
In the first chapter of Genesis, God tells mankind (yes, I know) to go out and conquer the
world, and ever since (yes, I know), we've been gripped by a paranoid, neurotic desire to
understand everything. But however hard we try, it's simply not possible: whether its spontaneous
combustion, kicks in snooker, or red trousers, cardigans and fascinators, some things will forever
lie beyond human comprehension.
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Finally, after weeks of hoping it would happen, Anderson is finally set to start in the league for United. Anderson's career at United has been in a fairly depressing cycle, where he hits good form, then picks up a lengthy injury that keeps him out of most or all of the season, before returning, looking overweight and disinterested.
Anderson, who is still struggling to nail down a player in United's team, has sung the praises of Sir Alex Ferguson. He claims that our manager is a father figure to all the players and takes a great interest in their lives.
"He's a father to all the players, a very respected person, and when he retires the football world will really feel his loss," Anderson told RTP.
Following yesterday's defeat against Norwich, Ryan Giggs was on the receiving end of much of the criticism. With the likes of Tom Cleverley, Anderson and even Darren Fletcher on the bench, it seemed puzzling that Giggs would get the nod to start in the centre of midfield.
The stats above show the accuracy in passing amongst the players in the games they have started in the centre of midfield, with the exception of Anderson, who has only started one game in the Premier League this season, so the games where he has played at least 20 minutes have been included to give some comparison.
Sometimes when I'm bored, I look back at the 8-2. As a United fan, it remains my 'I want to
watch some football' game, and in these days of so much lack of football that even van Persie is
turning up for training at the club that he has already quit, it will do very well indeed. I do not
watch it in any schadenfreude sort of way to point and laugh at Arsenal, those days are long gone
In United's press conference ahead of tomorrow night's Europa League game, Sir Alex Ferguson has
confirmed that both Tom Cleverley and Anderson are available for selection after coming back from
Anders Lindegaard damaged his ankle in training after claiming the starting place in the team
from David de Gea.
Mais um jogo das eliminatórias da Golden Cup 2013, foi realizado no dia 07/09/2012, na cidade de Riviere-Pilote-FRA, onde jogaram as seleções das Ilhas Virgens Britânicas (189º no ranking da FIFA) e a seleção de Suriname (138º no ranking da FIFA).
Antes desse jogo, as 2 seleções nunca se enfrentaram.