Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul may have shared several angry confrontations with Arsenal skipper
Robin van Persie during Monday's thrilling Premier League match but the young Dutchman has now
revealed that there was nothing personal between the two parties.
Krul and van Persie were engaged in heated arguments since the opening stages of the match,
prompting suggestions that past differences had caused the spat.
BERLIN, Germany â€” Werder Bremen moved out of the relegation zone after Per Mertesacker equalized
in a fiery 1-1 draw at home to Hannover in the Bundesliga on Sunday. The defender's header in the
50th minute cancelled out a strike from Didier Ya Konan to leave Bremen 14th in the standings, one
point above relegation [.
However busy Gerland gardeners may have been to ensure this game would not be cancelled due to
the current cold wave striking in Europe, the French football authorities tried to get a few more
degrees in anticipating it to 4.15 PM instead of 9PM, in the hope that a few sunrays would heat up
25 or 7 ?
25% vs 7 times. That pretty much sums up the whole uncertainty around this game. Statistically,
Lyon only have a 25% chance to qualify after the draw (1-1) conceded at home, three weeks ago. But
this small percentage is opposed to the record of confrontations between the two teams, largely in
favor of OL : 7 games against Real, 0 loss.
Lille, today. Rennes, on March 19. PSG on April 16. And Marseille on May 7. These are the 4 most
crucial games faced by the Lyonnais. 4 capital direct confrontations against the strongest
contenders for the title of Champion of France. Sometimes, a win is worth more than 3 points, it's
worth 6, and that's exactly what is at stake today.
Paul Kennedy of Soccer America reports on the poor decisions that ESPN made in terms of selection
of highlights of MLS action.
MLS should question the priorities of its television partner, ESPN, in light of Saturday night's
halftime segment, "Greatest highlights of the month," at intermission of ESPN2's broadcast of the
Los Angeles-New York game.
Frank Yallop's San Jose Earthquakes are a team defined by a ghost on offense and a simple
defensive philosophy. They exist to stop shots and don't care about possession or passing
advantages. So far, it's worked. On offense they ride the fortunes of Chris Wondolowski, it's also
working. The Seattle Sounders will get to play their own style a bit tonight.
One of the worst first half performances in memory. Newcastle were very impressive, well
drilled, pressurising perfectly, timing their confrontations and ganging up on our players
relentlessly. We couldn't keep the ball.Â They could, spraying it around and running us
The Brazilian national championship has made a habit of last day climaxes in recent years and
this season's competition is no exception. Corinthians (Played 38, Points 71) won their fifth
Brasileiro tonight, their first league title since 2005, following a goalless draw against
arch rivals Palmeiras.
If you were to ask a football fan "who are the two best managers in the English Premier League?"
they will most likely answerÂ Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsenal manager Arsene
Wenger. The two managers are currently the longest tenured managers in England, with a much storied
history between the two of them.