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themselves made outsiders thanks to terrible draw. Coach: Morten Olsen Olsen is a true institution
of Denmark's national setup. One of the greatest Danish players of all time, he's been in charge of
the national team since 2000.
Denmark where handed a tough group for Euro 2012 In December being put in with Holland, Portugal
and Germany. Preparations for Euro 12 start tomorrow for The Danes as the majority of the squad are
called to train for 3 days in Elsinore Although Denmark are a footballing country on the rise and
play some good football they can give anyone a game on their day with attacking options such as
featured player Nicklas Bendtner also Christian Eriksen, Dennis Rommedahl and Krohn-Dehli they must
be taken seriously.
Former Liverpool midfielder Christian Poulsen is wanted by Spanish side Espanyol after
rediscovering his best form for in France after a nightmare spell on Merseyside.
The Denmark international was signed by Roy Hodgson in the summer of 2010 but struggled to make an
impact in the Liverpool first team and was eventually sold by Kenny Dalglish.
From fears of relegation to hopes for a top four finish, and from passive defensive football to
pass and move thrills, the 2010-11 season almost ended perfectly for Liverpool after the rockiest
of starts. But almost isn't the same as getting there, and the world rarely conspires to provide
the ideal, storybook ending that might be hoped for.
The mood surrounding Liverpool may have improved with the return of Kenny Dalglish, but with a
pair each of losses and draws to go along with four wins as he and the club entered March, that
renewed optimism hadn't always led to results. At least, though, there was a widespread feeling
that it had become a squad capable of turning the proverbial corner and going on a run if they
could only manage to make all the pieces fit together.
The small matter of Liverpool versus Manchester United is, arguably, the biggest fixture in any
sport, anywhere in the world. This Saturday afternoon at Anfield was due to be a special occasion
regardless, but the most illustrious match in English football will be forced to share the day with
a very significant anniversary.
Christian Poulsen has revealed he was persuaded to leave Liverpool by Evian coach Pascal
The 31-year-old was signed by former Liverpool coach Roy Hodgson for £4.5million from Juventus
Poulsen arrived at Anfield with an impressive reputation but struggled to find his best form at
Craig Bellamy is back at Liverpool after signing a two-year deal following his departure from
Manchester City. Anfield boss Kenny Dalglish found the funds to bring Bellamy in after offloading
Joe Cole to Lille and Christian Poulsen to Evian.
Liverpool complete their clear-out on hectic transfer deadline day
• Joe Cole loaned to Lille for first refusal on Hazard • Craig Bellamy due to return on free
transfer Joe Cole's loan move to Lille will cost Liverpool more than £3m, after the Premier League
club agreed to pay 60% of his wages in exchange for a first refusal option on the Belgium
midfielder Eden Hazard.
My fellow Liverpool followers, our long national nightmare is over. Joe Cole has completed a
loan deal with French club Lille that will see him head to the League 1 side for the coming season.
Liverpool will, unfortunately, pay roughly 60% of his bloated salary over the coming year, a fact
that shows Cole's priorities lie in receiving a pay day more than in receiving consistent first
Christian Poulsen has passed a medical agreed personal terms with French Ligue 1 side Evian
Thonon Gaillard, the club has confirmed this afternoon. The Dane had originally been touted to move
to Spanish side Espanyol, but Evian ultimately beat them to his signature.
• Sunderland's Anton Ferdinand set for medical at QPR • Stoke agree fee with Birmingham for
Cameron Jerome • Liverpool midfielder Christian Poulsen signs for Evian QPR have agreed a fee
with Sunderland for their 26-year-old defender Anton Ferdinand.
Liverpool flop Christian Poulsen has joined Ligue 1 newcomers Evian TG, despite late interest from
Poulsen failed to make his mark at Anfield after signing for the club from Juventus last summer and
will leave the club having started just nine Premier League games.
It has been reported that Spanish club Espanyol were keen on a late move and asked Liverpool if
they could take the 31-year-old on loan for the season.
Joe Cole's unhappy time at Liverpool to end with loan to Lille
• Cole left out of Dalglish's squads so far this season • Liverpool agree terms with Evian
for Christian Poulsen Lille are on the verge of completing a season's loan for Joe Cole, thereby
satisfying Liverpool's desire to save at least some of the 29-year-old's weekly wage of
We gave you the full overview of Liverpool's imposing new defender on Friday, but issues with
securing the work permit and that Nacional representatives flew to England to complete the deal
delayed his official signing. An hour ago, Uruguayan sources with contacts in the Coates camp
announced he had signed and was having his picture taken with a Liverpool shirt, and thirty minutes
later Luis Suarez beat the official site to the punch by announcing on Twitter and Facebook that
his friend Coates had indeed signed before quickly realising it hadn't been officially announced
yet and taking it down.
Liverpool have agreed a deal for the transfer of Christian Poulsen to French outfit Evian. The
official club statement read as below: Liverpool FC have tonight confirmed that they have reached
agreement with Evian Thonon Gaillard for the transfer of Christian Poulsen.
When searching for reasons to explain Liverpool's troubles this season, it's hard to look past the
injury to Lucas Leiva.
The Brazilian international, who has won over the fans after five seasons at Anfield, started the
season brightly for Kenny Dalglish's side as a first team regular under the Scot.
It is said that you learn more in defeat than you do in success. In Liverpool's case, they will
have learned a lot from Saturday's defeat at the hands of Stoke City. So fickle is football these
days, that following three straight victories, there was heightened talk of a possible title push
Steven Gerrard has praised Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish for replacing high-earning fringe players
such as Joe Cole, Milan Jovanovic and Christian Poulsen with 'hungry' new talent during the
The club captain has suggested Anfield will be a better place without squad misfits such as Cole,
who has joined big-spending French side Lille on a season-long loan - in turn freeing up the former
Chelsea man's rumoured £90,000-a-week wages for new recruits.
Is the only criteria that matters that the club now appears to have owners who aren't interested
in bleeding it dry? How much of a damper does the last minute sucker punch of Meireles to Chelsea
alter things? And are you too deliriously happy that Philipp Degen is finally gone to think
Certainly the club went hard for their targets early on—Henderson, Adam, and Downing—but
opinion on the particular costs and merits of each of the trio remains somewhat less than
Noel's gone ahead and capped a busy summer by churning out some unparalleled deadline day
coverage, and if you're just coming back into the fray, scrolling down is an absolute necessity.
From Tuesday's confirmation that Sebastian Coates had arrived to the exit of Raul Meireles last
night, the club's transfer activity was covered incomparably.
Rafa Benitez undoubtedly signed some brilliant players during his time at Anfield, and the club is
still benefiting from some of the players he signed. However, it's also true to say that Benitez
wasted a lots of money on players who just weren't good enough for Liverpool. It's taken a long
time to rid the club of these highly paid players, but with the departure of Philipp Degen today,
the club is no longer lumbered with Benitez's deadwood.
Reconhecido por fazer da aposta da formação uma das suas principais "imagens de marca", o Ajax de Amesterdão tem esta época no seu plantel uma vasta "colónia" de dinamarqueses. São nada mais, nada menos do que seis os atletas provenientes do país nórdico que esta temporada evoluem no actual terceiro classificado da Eredivisie.
There are a number of ways to get called up to a historically prestigious national team, among
them simply owning an Argentinean passport between the years 2008 and 2010. Not on that list is
being a 29 year old defender for a minnow languishing near the bottom of Serie B. Typically,
anyway, if things are being judged on merit.
Another round of internationals done and dusted, and once again Liverpool's participants come
out unscathed. That makes it two breaks in a row without serious injury, which is both a refreshing
change and strangely unnerving. At least this latest break wraps up the European Championship
qualifying group stage.
For whatever reason, Christian Poulsen has been a regular whipping-boy for Liverpool fans over the
last year. He has constantly been labelled 'not good enough', and generally treated with
disrespect. This is totally unfair because, as I will illustrate, Poulsen had a positive impact for
Today's the big day for dedicated gossip hounds like me, so we'll be posting regular updates of
all the rumours, comings and goings and OFFICIAL news that transfer deadline day has to offer and,
unlike watching Jim White over on SSN all day, you'll probably wake up tomorrow with both eardrums