Alan Pardew was appointed the Southampton manager in July, 2009 and he lasted therea short thirteen (unlucky for some) months before he was fired, even though he was successful at the Saints with a 53% win rate, and won the 2010 Football League Trophy Final at Wembley, and they beat Carlisle United 4-1 to win [.
When you have a cushy job in a warm BBC studio on Saturday evenings, and comment on what's gone on in the Premier League that day, and criticize managers, who are out there doing one of the most difficult jobs in football, it could be hard to actually get in the hot seat again and [...]
The big challenge for Newcastle this Saturday is to forget about what happened at Old Trafford last Saturday, and be ready for a tough game against Southampton, and do all that's necessary to get a home win against a team that is just below us in the league table. Alan Pardew the most important [...]
Yohan Cabaye is suspended for the game on Saturday at home to Southampton, after picking up his 5th yellow card of the season after only 7 minutes, in the 1-0 win at Old Trafford last Saturday. Yohan Cabaye misses game on Saturday And after last Saturday's magnificent win, manager Alan Pardew is unlikely to [.
Things didn't look too good for Mike Williamsonwhen the lads reported back for pre-season training last July, and with Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa having been signed in January from Montpellier, Mike was the 4th choice at center-back behind Colo and Steven Taylor, as well as the Frenchman. Mike Williamson in action at Old Trafford But Mike [.
Yohan Cabaye will miss the game on Saturday at home to Southampton, and that match is likely to be another test of this new Newcastle, and if we under-estimate the Saints we will probably lose the game. Yohan Cabaye after scoring winner last Saturday The new Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino has got the side [.
Philippe Albert, the former Newcastle defender in the 1990s, who played under Kevin Keegan in that great Entertainers side, has been interviewed in the Chronicle today and he reminisces about the time he played for Newcastle, and how great it was. Philippe Albert today Belgian TV football pundit Philippe Albert is now working as [.
Former Newcastle star Philippe Albert has been interviewed in the Chronicle today, and he shareshis opinions on Newcastle, who he now supports after playing for Newcastle from 1994through 1999, mainly under the great Kevin Keegan. Alan Pardew - can become an adopted Geordie? And it would seem that Philippe is a huge fan of the [.
Yohan Cabaye has played well so far this season for Newcastle, but since he picked up his 5th yellow card in the fantastic win at Old Trafford on Saturday, he will miss the next game against Southampton at home on Saturday. Yohan Cabaye after scoring the winner at Old Trafford Newcastle are currently seventh [.
Philippe Albert was signed by Kevin Keegan in the summer of 1994 for just £2.6M from Anderlecht, after a successful World Cup display for Belgium in the USA. Philippe Albert while at Newcastle And the 6'3″ defender ended up staying at Newcastle for five years, and played 96 times for Newcastle with 8 goals, [.
After the historic win at Old Trafford last Saturday, next up is a good-looking Southampton side at home on Saturday, and inexperienced sides would tend to lose the game. Saints manager Mauricio Pochettino has done well this year That tends to happen to the average sides in the Premier League, when they have a [.
Newcastle are showing their best form since we finished 5th top two seasons ago, and after 15 games we have the same 26 points we had at this time two years ago, and our goal difference is now -1 compared to +2 in 2011. Alan Pardew I'm desperate to win And in our next [...]
Under the guidance of Jose Mourinho, Chelsea are looking like the best team in the Premier League again. Whether or not they really are remains up for debate, but they do look like the real deal under Mourinho this year. Last year Chelsea finished a distant third from the Manchester clubs, but Mourinho has changed the system, and they might win the Premier League by a distance as a result.
Chelsea could be set to bring over one of Germany's top talents to the English Premier League this January.
According to a report in German publication SportBild, Jose Mourinho is considering a move that would send Belgian winger Kevin De Bruyne and cash to FC Schalke in exchange for 20-year-old attacking midfielder Julian Draxler, who scored for Schalke in their 2-0 UEFA Champions League victory on Wednesday.
Chelsea "in trouble" declares Mourinho - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea's laboured victory over Steaua Bucharest will have done little to ease the mind of Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho. The victory brought the team it's first clean sheet for a number of games, and that certainly will have been welcome, but the opposition was hardly of the calibre that should worry a tam with the Blues' aspirations.
Alan Shearer has been interviewed today, and he has talked about Yohan Cabaye and how well he has been playing this season for Newcastle, after wanting away in August when Arsenal; made a £11M bid for him, which was way short of the £20M owner Mike Ashley wanted for his favorite Newcastle player. Yohan Cabaye [.
Arsene Wenger and Arsenal have already crossed swords with Jose Mourinho and Chelsea this season, and are set to face them in a Premier League clash at the Emirates next weekend. And if the transfer rumours are true, Wenger and Mourinho could have another battle on their hands when the next transfer window opens in [.
Cheer up Arsenal fans, we are through!! by Sam P I am not that surprised to see the Arsenal fans slating Arsene Wenger and the players after a disappointing result in the Champions League. It happens every time we play badly and there is a lot of disappointment around because of where finishing second leaves [.
Where will Podolski play upon his return? by Ash Arsenal fans have been greeted with the news in the past week that German striker Lukas Podolski is close to regaining match fitness and will soon return to the Arsenal team. Confirmation of this was then stated today when pictures ahead of tonight's Champions League game [.
Arsenal fight for 'new Mesut Ozil'; Chelsea star's future decided 'in two weeks' - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Arsenal have reportedly joined Premier League rivals Liverpool in the battle for Hamburg's young midfield talent,Hakan Çalhanoğlu.
According to the Daily Mail, the Gunners are the latest club looking at the 19-year-old, who is gradually attracting more and more suitors after a number of brilliant showings for Hamburg in the Bundesliga.
The game against the Toffees was possibly a bitter-sweet experience for both sides. Martinez's side showed just how excellent they can be but we also saw the reasons they have drawn so many games when sometimes their football seemingly deserves more. Arsenal had it tough for long periods in the game but the three points were within their grasp at the end.
Most Arsenal fans may not have heard of him, and he is not the striker that many of us feel is the priority for the January transfer window, but the young Hamburg player Hakan Calhanoglu could be swapping the German Bundesliga for the Premier League and Arsenal, according to his agent. The 19-year old attacking [.
No Arsenal player except the keeper Wojciech Szczesny has started more Premier League games this season than Olivier Giroud. The French international striker has also started every single game in the Champions League. To be honest, there has not been a lot of choice for Arsene Wenger because Lukas Podolski and Theo Walcott were injured [.
Jenkinson isn't as bad as everyone makes out! by Ash Since Carl Jenkinson joined Arsenal back in 2011, the right sided defender has endured a relatively tough time at the club. He has had to put up with stick from the fans during a distressed period of time, whilst his own playing ability has also [.
Manchester United manager David Moyes says the club could be included among the favourites to win the Champions League. The Premier League champions won their group after a 1-0 win over Shakhtar Donetsk last night. Despite their dismal league form, Moyes thinks his side are among the contenders to be crowned champions of Europe.
Based on their unpredictable form since Manuel Pellegrini took charge at the Etihad, only Manchester City could beat the reigning European champions on their own ground and then still only make headlines for failing to win the game 4-2 rather than 3-2.
You just never know quite what to expect from this current Manchester City side, whose progression under Pellegrini this season has been sufficiently inconsistent that few commentators have marked them out as potential Premier League champions let alone Champions League destroyers.
It wasn't pretty, in fact it was absolutely horrendous at times, but at a time when entertaining football remains at a premium at Old Trafford, United got the job done, which is more than it could have been said of them in recent weeks.
In this season of false dawns, a meagre 1-0 win at home against Shakthar Donetsk can't and won't change the state of the squad at David Moyes' disposal, but at least the Reds have given themselves a good chance to progress in the Champions League, by finishing top of their group, thus, in theory at least, avoiding a potentially tricky draw for the round of 16.
Luis Suarez added to his tally of Premier League goals today, despite the fact Liverpool didn't have a fixture. The Uruguayan striker was awarded a second goal from the Reds' 4-1 win over West Ham last weekend. His long-range effort deflected off Joey O'Brien for Liverpool's fourth goal of the game, and most sources recorded [.
West Ham have cancelled the players' Christmas party to ensure that moving away from the Premier League relegation zone has their full attention over the festive period. Captain Kevin Nolan has scrapped plans for the squad to fly to Dublin for a party. The Daily Mail reports that Nolan, aged 31, announced that the trip [.
FC Bayern was at one time one of the most popular European soccer clubs in the United States. That was before the sport and particularly the European club game exploded in popularity. Bayern's last visit to the United States was in 2004. The Bundesliga club has visited China and India more recently than the USA.
If Barcelona is not careful the gap between themselves are Lionel Messi will reach a point where the Argentina maestro decides to leave the Camp Nou.
In the past year we have had stories about how the Messi camp is upset with the club not backing him over his tax situation and how they feel that he has been overused, which is why he has picked up some many injuries.
Is Lavezzi a potential Arsenal target? by Ash A few days back Arsenal were linked with a top class player in a transfer rumour that hasn't entirely gone away since and such speculation has led to some speculation, wondering if this is a deal that Arsene Wenger could realistically pull off in January.