Given that he's ripped, Manchester City right-back Micah Richards is used to being the muscliest man around most of the time. But confronted by New York Giants' defensive end Justin Tuck, it doesn't take the England international long to note that the American footballer is considerably bigger than him.
Venue: St James' Park, Newcastle. Date: Sunday, 17th November. Kick off: 3:00pm Referee: Phil Dowd. UK TV: None. St James' Park will be honoured to receive football royalty to St James' Park as the greatest footballer of the 1990s, and indeed one of the greatest ever, Michael Laudrup, brings his Swansea City side to St [.
Former England international Owen Hargreaves has announced that he intends to sign with Chelsea
in the upcoming EA Sports video game FIFA 13. The 31-year-old midfielder, who made just four
appearances with Manchester City before he was released at the end of last season, was unable to
find a new club during the summer transfer window.
Arsenal are plotting a summer move for Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney. According to the Daily Mail, members of the Gunners' backroom team were discussing bidding for the wantaway England international as far back as March after being alerted that he was no longer happy at Old Trafford. Arsenal are said to be serious about [.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed that midfielder Jack Wilshere has been taking painkillers to get through matches. The injury prone England international is set for furhter surgery on his troublesome ankle at the end of the season. We reported that Alex Oxlade Chamberlain had let that particular cat out of the bag last month.
Jack Wilshere's latest injury scare is a minor issue caused by a screw in his ankle, according to Arsenal team-mate Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Gooners will have feared the worst when it was touted that the England international will probably undergo another operation at the end of the season. But midfield colleague Oxlade-Chamberlain says the problem only [.
Arsene Wenger has been giving some conflicting reports on Jack Wilshere's welfare. The Arsenal boss has admitted that he 'rushed' the England international back into first-team action for Saturday's victory over Norwich. The midfielder played for 59 minutes of the 3-1 win. Wenger said: "I rushed Jack back a bit.
Relax Arsenal fans, it's not the biggest shock in transfer window history! The pictures above show Jack Wilshere as a young whipper-snapper taking a shine to the West Ham strip. Just to make us all feel old, we're pretty sure the likes of Paolo Di Canio trotted about in that very jersey edition. Although the [.
We still get a phenomenal amount of traffic from people Googling Jack Wilshere condoms... but it looks like the Arsenal star's contraception woes could be over. The England international took a forceful kick to the match balls during last night's victory for the Gunners against Reading. Now that's got to hurt.
Arsenal star Theo Walcott is still being linked with a move away from the Emirates Stadium after failing to agree a new contract. Talks have again hit a snag over Walcott's demands for assurances that he will be a regular starter (and preferably as a striker) if he signs a new deal. The injury prone [.
Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere continued his comeback from his lengthy injury lay-off with another match for the Gunners' under 21 team. The England international showed some nice touches in the match against Reading under 21. He played a part in the build-up to both goals in a 2-0 win for Terry Burton's side.
If Arsene Wenger was a 23-year-old England international who has represented his country at just about every level with 51 goals and 41 helpers to his credit, and knows that several other Premier League teams are interested in him, he'd want to be playing regular first-team football. The Arsenal manager had better keep this in mind if he wants to re-sign Theo Walcott, who is described in detail above.
After nearly a year of Mexican stand-offs it looks like Arsene Wenger and Theo Walcott have finally patched up their differences and the England international is now preparing to confirm his new contract with Arsenal shortly, according to today's Mirror.
Walcott had announced that his only wish was to be used as an out-and-out striker and Wenger initially responded by parking Walcott on the bench, but recently the Frenchman has been indicating that Walcott could now be ready to used as a hitman and yesterday even allowed him to attend the after-match press conference with Sky, so it looks like he has now been welcomed back into Wenger's inner sanctum.
Arsenal winger (*ahem*) Theo Walcott is renowned for being one of the Premier League's more intelligent players. But he must have been busy at the Southampton academy on the day his English class covered irony. The England international has been accused of stalling over a new deal at the Emirates Stadium over his pay demands.
Arsene Wenger has dealt a major warning to contract-rebel Theo Walcott by saying that the England international could be offloaded in the January transfer window if he refuses to sign the extension on offer.
Arsene Wenger wants to keep Theo Walcott at the Emirates and Walcott wants to remain a Gunner
apparently. There is no sign of them reaching an agreement over a new contract, however, and time
is running out. Reports are suggesting that Paris Saint-Germain and Spartak Moscow are preparing
bids to sign the England international winger [.
Arsenal legend blames the club's contract negotiation policy by AM Another Arsenal legend has come
out and slammed the club's transfer negotiation policy. Former Arsenal left back Nigel Winterburn,
who made 440 appearances for the Gunners, has blamed the club of leaving it too late (for
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed that midfielder Jack Wilshere is ready to return to
playing within the next month or so.
Wilshere, 20, has not been in action since suffering a pre-season injury last year and his
absence leaves a void in the Gunners' midfield, particularly after the departure of Alex Song to
Barcelona earlier this summer.
Theo Walcott has still not signed a contract extension with Arsenal despite him being just one day
away from being able to leave at the end of the season for nothing, but Arsene Wenger insists that
he has not pressured the England international to come to an agreement immediately. Wenger said a
few years ago [.
This Sunday's trip to Anfield represents the most difficult challenge for Arsene Wenger's
Arsenal but the Frenchman is still looking forward to playing a Liverpool side that is likely to
seek all three points.
Both clubs have yet to win following their first two Premier League matches, with the Gunners
drawing goalless against both Sunderland and Stoke City.
TweetTheo Walcott's contract situation is finely-poised with less than 48 hours left in the
transfer window, with the Arsenal winger's future hanging in the balance. With less than a year
left on his existing deal at the Emirates Stadium, the England international has refused a new
five-year £75,000-a-week contract from the Gunners, with the likes [.
TweetTheo Walcott's contract situation is finely-poised with less than 48 hours left in the transfer window, with the Arsenal winger's future hanging in the balance. With less than a year left on his existing deal at the Emirates Stadium, the England international has refused a new five-year £75,000-a-week contract from the Gunners, with the likes [.
Newcastle are in early-stage discussions with Wayne Rooney's agent about a move from Manchester United, according to an article on the news section of Mike Ashley's business website. The Sports Direct website claims the Magpies are preparing a bid for the England international. The article read: "Newcastle United are preparing a shock bid for want-away [.
Not for the faint-hearted this one. Following in the limping footsteps of many a footballer giving us an intimate look at their injuries, Tottenham Hotspur's Sandro posted this picture on Twitter. The rather gruesome shot harbouring more staples than a stationery hoarder shows the midfielder's knee following his operation to reattach torn knee [.
Daniel Sturridge has said he wants to be starting more games for Chelsea after netting in the Blues incredible 5-4 Capital One Cup victory over Manchester United on Wednesday evening.
The England international has fallen down the pecking order under new boss Roberto Di Matteo, with Fernando Torres being the man to lead the line, supported by Juan Mata, Oscar and Eden Hazard just behind him.
Everton defender Sylvain Distin believes the club are now ready to once again compete for a
Champions League place following a summer of change at Goodison Park.
Manager David Moyes has long been praised for his ability to make shrewd signings for knockdown
prices and he appears to have once again repeated the trick in recent months, by bringing Scotland
international Steven Naismith to Merseyside and permanently re-signing Steven Pienaar.
Stoke striker Peter Crouch's toothless performances in front of goal are because he has three less teeth than at the start of the season. That's according to Potters boss Tony Pulis. He reckons the 6ft 7in striker's collision with Newcastle defender Fabricio Coloccini last November is the cause of his loss of form.
We expect Moussa Sissoko to be the fourth Frenchman to arrive at the club this week alone, and there is a decent possibility that Newcastle could add three more players to the squad, before the month is out. Jack Butland - England International goalkeeper It seems that Mike Ashley has realized he made a major [.
Under-fire Liverpool man Stewart Downing hushed a few of his critics in the Kop with a stunning winning goal against Anzhi in last night's Europa League match. Ironically, the England international derided his team-mates over his new role as a makeshift left-back had been shunted to left-back at the time he scored the [.
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has revealed that a challenge from Daniel Agger last season almost ended his career. The England international makes the claim in his new book, ‘My Liverpool Story', with the ankle problem from a freak training ground tackle almost bringing the player's distinguished career to an abrupt conclusion.
Martin Kelly has been ruled out until 2013 after it was confirmed the Liverpool defender has ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. The England international had feared the worst after limping out of Sunday's defeat by Manchester United and tests have now revealed the extent of the problem.
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has conceded the club's transfer plans did not go as they would have
liked in the summer window.
The transfer window closed last Friday with Liverpool failing to bring in a replacement for Andy
Carroll after allowing the England international to join West Ham on loan.
Sky Sports understands Liverpool is lining up a move for Chelsea's Daniel Sturridge before Friday's
Reds boss Brendan Rodgers has identified Sturridge as the man to replace Andy Carroll who left on
loan for West Ham on Thursday.
Sturridge provides greater attacking flexibility due to his ability to play in a wide position as
well as in a central striker role.
Police quizzed Aston Villa striker Darren Bent after his cousin, a policeman, was charged with the theft of cash and jewellery from victims of crime who had died. PC Richard Bent, aged 28, has been charged with theft. He originally claimed that the expensive items were gifts from his cousin Darren, also aged 28.
See? He's not all bad. Without hesitation, Celtic manager Neil Lennon has promised to donate
bone marrow to cancer-stricken former teammate Stiliyan Petrov if tests show that he's a suitable
donor after doctor's failed to find a 'match' from within Petrov's immediate family.
Chelsea fans have been desperately hoping Frank Lampard would be putting pen to paper soon... but not to become an author of children's books. The veteran midfielder has agreed a five-book deal with publisher Little Brown. The series, called Frankie's Magic Football, will be aimed at children aged five and above.
Who's popped up on Roy's Radar over the international break and who's done themselves no favours. Good Week Phil Jagielka An assured defensive performance and clean sheet against San Marino may well be the defensive equivalent of an open goal, but an equally assured performance, albeit without the clean sheet, against Poland and in [.