With summer seemingly behind us, that can only mean one thing: the new Premier League season is upon us. Fans of top flight clubs across the country are itching for the new campaign to get underway but with the optimism that most fans will be filled with comes the trepidation that others will feel ahead [.
Bolton Wanderers 2-1 victory over Aston Villa at Villa Park this week has handed Owen Coyle's
side a Premier League lifeline whilst also ensuring that the Villa boss, Alex McLeish,will have a
few sleepless nights over the next couple of weeks as his team become inexorably dragged into the
Despite winning 17 ofÂ the 20 La Liga fixtures played so far this season and opening up a 7
point lead over arch rivals Barcelona, Jose Mourinho is not a happy man at Real Madrid and he could
leave the Spanish giants this summer for a return to the Premier League.
According to reports emerging from Madrid, Mourinho is 'sick and tired' of the constant power
struggles within the club and is seriously considering a return to the EPL.
BIRMINGHAM, England -Lee Bowyer's first goal of the season gave Birmingham a shock 1-0 victory over
Chelsea on Saturday to cast more doubts over the ability of Carlo Ancelotti's side to retain the
Premier League title. Less than a week after Ancelotti was left fuming at his team's lame
capitulation against Sunderland, Chelsea's season reached [.
We've now had a couple of sleepless nights about Gareth Barry's groin. It's an experience we will
not want to endure again anytime soon. Finally we know his fate he won't take a part in England's
Euro 2012 campaign in Poland and Ukraine. But the truth is, we're not quite sure how to feel [...]
Derby day is finally here, this weekend by far has been the blah-est of the season. After
watching the Stoke vs. Arsenal game I felt watching ten golf was a better option. Then I saw this
50 yard screamer by Mr. I won't shake your hand and the following day a saw a lady boy come back to
form. These were supposed to be good footballing moments for the neutral but not for me.
Samir Nasri could be flogged by Arsenal after an apparent row with manager Arsene Wenger.
Manchester City are willing to pay ÂŁ22m for the French midfielder, says the Mirror. The redtop
claims he was left "brooding" at home on yesterday as the team flew to Portugal for today's
friendly against Benfica.
As everyone by now knows, Kris Boyd will officially be a Timber sometime in the next few weeks,
barring any unforeseen circumstances. Regardless of how we really feel about that, it sure was
exciting to see Merritt Paulson bounding out of the tunnel on his way to us members of the press
waiting on the side of the field.
It has been a difficult period for the sport. This weekend, Socrates, the cerebral and
commanding midfield general of the 1982 and 1986 Tele Santana led Brazilian teams passed away,
battling the physical ravages of alcoholism. Last week, Gary Speed the effervescent Wales manager
and Leeds standout tragically ended his life for reasons as yet unknown.
Rio Ferdinand has revealed that the last few weeks of last season left him having sleepless
"At first it was one of those things you couldn't get out of your mind," he told MUTV.
"For the first couple of weeks you're waking up in the middle of the night thinking about what
happened and how it could have ended differently.
Next week will mark the six weeks that you were going to be out with concussion symptoms prior
to re-evaluation from the medical staff. Hopefully the headaches and sleepless nights that haunted
you after the March 10 season opener are gone.
Even if they are gone and you come through the medical evaluation with flying colors, your
decision should be a simple one.
Whether it be in the newspapers, on fans forums or on radio phone-ins there have been some Arsenal
fans suggesting, or even demanding in some cases that Arsene Wenger should be sacked as Arsenal
manager. The bookmakers have been having a field day with Arsenal all summer, but they have also
been having sleepless nights [.