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Five things from Tottenham's aggregate victory over Sheffield United
Tottenham survived a scare against Sheffield United in their Capital One Cup semi-final second leg at Bramall Lane to draw 2-2 on the night and win 3-2 on aggregate. Christian Eriksen gave Spurs the lead with a wonderful free-kick on Wednesaday night, only for Che Adams to send the crowd wild with two late goals. However, it was Eriksen who had the final say with a calm finish to set up a Wembley ...Read more
Rangers boss Kenny McDowall seeks inspiration for Celtic clash
Rangers caretaker manager Kenny McDowall says he will be using former boss Walter Smith as inspiration as he prepares his side for Sunday's Scottish League Cup semi-final with Celtic. Rangers, who trail Hearts by 13 points in the Scottish Championship, face Premiership leaders Celtic in an eagerly-anticipated meeting at Hampden Park. "We appreciate we are underdogs and rightly so but come ...Read more
Mellon relishing Mandron loan
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Ghana and Algeria make it through to the quarter-finals after winning final group games
Ghana beat South Africa 2-1 and Algeria won 2-0 against Senegal to book their places in the last eight of the Africa Cup of Nations, after both looked to be heading out of the tournament. John Boye and Andre Ayew scored as Ghanacame from behind to defeat South Africa 2-1 in Mongomo and seal their progress to the quarter-finals as Group C winners. Both teams were facing elimination from the tournament ...Read more
Chelsea reach final as Branislav Ivanovic's goal sinks Liverpool
Branislav Ivanovic's extra-time goal was enough to secure Chelsea's place in the Capital One Cup final as they beat Liverpool 1-0 on the night and 2-1 on aggregate. In what was a pulsating cup tie at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night, Chelsea were lucky to keep their full complement of players on the pitch after Diego Costa appeared to stamp on Emre Can in the first half. However, referee Michael ...Read more
Three Bears consortium criticise Rangers board over Mike Ashley loan
The Three Bears consortium have criticised Rangers' decision to shun their offer in favour of a £10m loan deal from Sports Direct, a company owned by Newcastle owner Mike Ashley. The consortium, comprising of wealthy supporters Douglas Park, George Letham and George Taylor offered the cash-strapped Glasgow club a £6.5m loan but Ibrox directors opted for Sports Direct's offer of two ...Read more
Northampton bring in Holmes
Northampton Town have completed the signing of Portsmouth winger Ricky Holmes on a free transfer. The 27-year-old has been with Chris Wilder's side on loan since the start of January and is yet to be on the losing team in his four Cobblers appearances. He has penned a two-and-a-half-year deal with Northampton.Read more
Stoke striker Bojan will miss remainder of the season through injury
Stoke striker Bojan will miss the remainder of the season after sustaining a knee ligament injury against Rochdale in the FA Cup. The 24-year-old opened the scoring in Monday night's fourth-round tie at Spotland but was forced off with the injury in the 32nd minute and will now undergo surgery to repair his cruciate ligament in his left knee. "It's bitterly disappointing for the club but ...Read more
Martin Odegaard will be a star at Real Madrid and Lucas Silva will be thrown into action
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Getafe end winless streak with 2-1 win over Celta Vigo
Pablo Sarabia spared Diego Castro's blushes as Getafe finally ended their nine-game winless streak in La Liga with a 2-1 victory over Celta Vigo. Sarabia blasted home a late winner to end Getafe's barren league spell, after midfielder Castro had struck the bar with a penalty. Celta's own rut continued unchecked into a 10th league game without victory, however, as the hosts ground their way to the ...Read more
this is like having to pick fatirove between your Mum and Dad!French Gunner here. All the afore-stated arguments by fellow gooners are perfectly valid, and while I'm definitely more obsessional about Arsenal, I am still very passionate and involved whenever France enters a tournament. The humiliation of Euro 2008 and the 2002 WC are still scars, the defeat in the 2006 WC was torture. Conversely, winning World Cup in 98 was something unparalleled. When Arsenal wins the CL I suspect it'll be a smiilar feeling, maybe even better (knock on wood) but until then... that has to be the highlight of my football-watching career.there are similarities too: whenever France beats Italy, it's as satisfying as the Gunners beating Spurs. A defeat to the macaronis on the other hand is as humiliating and impossible to live with. So you can imagine the contrasting emotions of winning the EUro 2000 Final and losing the 2006 WC final.So I'm sorry, I'm going to have to straddle the fence and call it a push. Club and country alike.
well, put it this way, united are clleary the? biggest team in england, and without rooney and valencia, we are about as good as say.. fulhamso how can you say rooney is a joke? he single handedly won us the league 2 years ago getting headers practically every gamep.s. anyone who plays for england will under-perform
I m from Iceland and I love to see our national team do well. I have not often been as proud in my life but when we alsmot knocked out the world champions, France, from the EC. France got 2 goals ahead in Paris but we didn t give up and equalized before Trezeguet saved the day and scored the goal that got them to Holland and Belgium.So I am very proud of my national team, but my passion for it is nowhere near my passion for Arsenal. I like to see Iceland play against Spain and such, but I would watch the Arsenal U-18 against Bristol City.So Arsenal all the way for me. I think the national teams are more important for people from small nations like me. Part of the reason might be that all of the players in the national side don t play in Iceland. So those who are playing have not been competing against my local team, and therefore I don t hate them like I hate John Terry or Jermaine Jenas.
okay.. where to start with this this one..i cant fit it all into one comment, so in short, beentdnr is? a laughing stock, you must be deluded if you disagree, seriouslyyour implying mertesacker is better than rio ferdinand LOL, that is just outrageous tbh, wowalso u think renaming our players to primary school style world play is gonna somehow benefit is just baffling LOLalso, the invincibles' were stopped by united, and have won NOTHING since.so no, your not glad your not a utd fan
There is diving and play acting going on every week, top players going down in the box if you so much as blow in there direction but do there own managers condem them! Not a chance he slipped! He was running too fast blah blah, referee's might make mistakes but these overpaid win at all costs prima donnas do nothing to make a referee's job any easier
I wasn't aware you had to choose! I would ratehr watch Arsenal any day of the week as their style and play is out of this world. I find the international friendlies and build up to the tournaments as much fun as watching paint dry and the management and team selections frustrating to say the least, Mclaren and Erikson killed any flair and passion the England football team had with their boring style.....However I could not have been more gutted in the fact we were not even competing in the Euros and would give anything to see England lift a major trophy. With the English youth coming through the Arsenal academy it is possible we will be watching a national team with a fair amount of Arsenal influence in years to come, with that must come style and flair. I have passion behind both teams, although at present get far more excited about The Arsenal....2010 - Arsenal do the Quadruple unbeaten and England lift the World cup, Platini puts caps on club spending, Abramovich and the Arabs take their interest and money into Baseball and Tottenham go skint.....I can but dream!!London Gun.
yeah but thats because dbgora's a top class goalscorer, rooney is a playmaker.although rooney plays as a striker he does more creating than goal hanging (not that goal hanging is bad, every team needs one, united have chicharito, city have dzeko etc) but as to the bit about big games, seriously? he got the best goal the premier league has ever? seen against man city, hes scored countless goals against liverpool chelsea and arsenal (when they were good) and is the architect for united in any game