English Premier League

Sigurdsson Free To Talk Terms

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Gylfi Sigurdsson has been granted a fortnight's leave by Bundesliga employers Hoffenheim to try and push through a move to England.
The Iceland international is keen to secure a permanent switch to the Premier League after shining during a loan spell at Swansea last season.
He linked up with the Swans in January and starred for Brendan Rodgers' side as they preserved their top flight status in style.

Coyle Remains Cautious Over Muamba Recovery

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Bolton manager Owen Coyle remains cautious over the health of his midfielder Fabrice Muamba saying that its still too early to determine whether the 24 year old will ever play football again.

Coyle said this after watching his side lose 4-1 to Tottenham in an English Premier League fixture.

Dalglish Hints on squad rotation against Blackburn

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Kenny Dalglish is set to make a late decision over his team selection when Liverpool travel to Blackburn for their second game in four days on tonight.

The boss who has no fresh injury worries ahead of the trip to Ewood Park thinks most teams will be in a similar position of having to utilize their squad during the Easter fixtures.

Steve Bruce “Wins” The Premier League’s Managerial Sack Race

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As one wag put it on Twitter last night, "Steve Kean is so incompetent that he can't even win the sack race". It was, however, another Steve who did manage to stumble over this unwanted finishing line ahead of the perpetually embattled Blackburn Rovers manager. Steve Bruce became the first Premier League manager to lose his job for this season following his departure from Sunderland late yesterday afternoon, and recent events meant that this was no great surprise.

Steven Gerrard Out For Four Weeks Following Operation On Groin Injury

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Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard has been ruled out for four weeks with a groin injury.
The 30-year-old underwent successful surgery on the problem and will not return until mid-April on the advice of a specialist.
Reports suggested the Reds captain could miss Sunday's win over Manchester United after he was believed to have picked up the injury in training last Friday, but he played in the match before being left out for the Europa League loss to SC Braga.

Blackpool Pitch Set For Inspection

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Blackpool will hold a pitch inspection three hours before their scheduled 3pm kick-off against Liverpool on Boxing Day to see if the match can go ahead.
The Seasiders do not have undersoil heating at Bloomfield Road and despite covering the pitch there is still some doubt over whether the surface will be playable.

Sunday’s showcase postponed. But why?

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Super Sunday (Sky trademark) is no longer super. Dammit.

Manchester United's visit to Stamford Bridge has been postponed to a date yet to be determined. Chelsea suits called the game off more than 24 hours before it was to be played, "following consultation with the Police and the local authority.


Liverpool Launch New Warrior 2012/13 Home Kit – Simple, Classy & Controversial (Video)

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By Chris Wright

Excuse me being brief today, but I'm really not overly well at the moment. Here's a video of Liverpool modelling their brand new Warrior home kit for 2012/13 and it's a bobby dazzler...

Like it.

Apparently, the kit has caused a ripple of consternation among the Hillsborough Families due to the two flames of justice being removed from the newly streamlined crest though the keen-eyed among you may have noticed that a direct tribute to the 96 (including the twin flames) has been stitched on the back of the neck on the new kit.

Government “Pleased” to Release Hillsborough Documents

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Government "Pleased" to Release Hillsborough Documents

The Government has announced that it is happy to release public documents concerning the Hillsborough disaster, the cabinet office claimed last night. Until now, family, friends and fellow Liverpool fans of the 96 that died at the Hillsborough disaster have had pleas to release the documents stating what really happened turned down by the Government.

Gerrard To Return For Pre-Season After Successful Surgery

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Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has undergone surgery on the groin injury that has curtailed his season.
It was confirmed on Friday that the midfielder would not play again this term after suffering a setback in his recovery from the problem that has kept him out since early March, and tests revealed that the 30-year-old required an operation.

Big spenders warned over transfer spree

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BERNE, Switzerland Europe's big-spending soccer clubs were warned on Tuesday that their recent frenzy of transfer activity could affect their ability to meet UEFA's new financial rules aimed at making them live within their means. The European governing body also repeated its determination to stamp out reckless spending one day after the end of [.

Major League Soccer

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CJ Brown Will Have To Wait

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The Chicago Fire announced today that there will no new Ring of Fire inductee this season. From the Fire's press release:

"After consultation with the six current "Ring of Fire" members, the Chicago Fire will not induct a new member to the "Ring of Fire" in 2011. Only six former Men in Red have been bestowed the prestigious "Ring of Fire" honor to date.

World Cup

Raheem Returns To Liverpool

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England U17s ace Raheem Sterling has returned to parent club Liverpool today, after picking up an ankle injury in Friday's game with Denmark.
Sterling was substituted just before half time in the match after stretching to control a pass and after being evaluated by the England medical staff in Serbia and consultation with their counterparts at Anfield, it was decided that he wouldn't be fit to feature in Monday's Group A closer with the host nation so would return to his club for further treatment.

Materazzi says Zidane handshake happened

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ROME, Italy — Former Italy defender Marco Materazzi has confirmed that a meeting and handshake between himself and Zinedine Zidane in Milan last month did take place. The pair have had a long-running feud since the 2006 World Cup final when Zidane was sent-off for headbutting Materazzi in the chest.

The Rest

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It looks increasingly likely that Tottenham's reserve keeper Heurelho Gomes has played his last game for the club as the club announced that he has undergone surgery after a scan showed a medial tear.

According to the official website,

‘Following consultation with a specialist, it is expected that the Brazil goalkeeper will return to training in four weeks.

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Buy The Red Issue Which The GMP Took Away

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Given I only get to the ground about ten minutes before kick-off, I missed the opportunity to buy the latest edition of Red Issue which went on sale today. Why? Because the GMP, without receiving a single complaint, deemed the picture on the back page "potentially offensive" so went about confiscating it and threatening the sellers with arrest.

Video technology might see light

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International Football Association Board (IFAB) decided in March to grant a further year for the testing of goal-line technology. Nine European companies have registered to take part in the tests, which are set to be held behind closed doors in stadiums chosen by the technology providers in consultation with FIFA.

All going according to plan

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1-0 down but Harry's not worriedRead on to find out why. Committee for match fixtures and fittingsEuropa Division. Dear Mr. Redknapp, Just a courtesy note to you which I have copied to Mr. O'Neill. The two Chairman , Messrs Roche and Levy have now agreed in consultation with their respective PR departments the general outline of the Europa League game at your ground on Thursday.

Holden Out

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Having already successfully undergone surgery following the horrific tackle during USMNT duty against the Netherlands, Stuart Holden is set to undergo "follow-up surgery" on his knee according to several news outlets. They describe it as routine and was most likely going to happen in the offseason, but after consultation had it moved up.

Government To Sanction Release Of Hillsborough Disaster Documents

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The Government is "happy" for all documents relating to the Hillsborough disaster to be released, the Cabinet Office has announced.
Until now, ministers have failed to officially support calls for all the reports about the 1989 tragedy in which 96 Liverpool fans died to be made public.
The Government was considering whether to release Cabinet papers should the Hillsborough Independent Panel ask it to as this would be a highly unusual step ahead of the 30-year rule.

Thomas Vermaelen and his confusing Achilles

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Morning all and welcome to a brand new week. Yesterday's 0-0 between United and Sp*rs was probably the best result for us, meaning both teams have dropped two points. Gap closed at the top, widened at the other end. All in all a good weekend as we got back to business in the league. Next up for us is Wigan at home but between now and then there's the FA Cup replay at Elland Road to contend with.

Can Chelsea Justify Postponement?

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It's 4pm. United and Chelsea fans should be enjoying a massive fixture which could hugely shape the way the rest of the season would go.

As it is, we have no game to enjoy, with Chelsea Football Club making the decision to postpone the game 29 hours ahead of kick off.

Daniel Taylor, The Guardian, reported at the time of postponement that conditions outside Stamford Bridge were "not bad at all", "only slushy" and "pavements well gritted".