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EPL players told to set better example after riots

Posted Friday, August 12, 2011 by YAHOO Sport58 hits

With the Premier League season starting against the backdrop of civil unrest in England, soccer authorities are urging players to set a better example for youngsters. A crackdown on bad behavior on the field was launched Thursday, including an attempt to eradicate unacceptable criticism and abuse of referees by players and managers. English Football Association chairman David Bernstein sees th...Full Story »

Keane backs Man Utd for EPL title

Posted Thursday, August 11, 2011 by YAHOO Sport93 hits

Manchester United legend Roy Keane believes his old club will romp to the Premier League title as their rivals fall by the wayside, it was reported Wednesday. The outspoken Irish midfielder said United were firm favourites to retain the Premier League crown and dismissed the chances of Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal. "Even Sir Alex Ferguson said the other day the league's getting tougher. But ...Full Story »

Napoli eye Rossi as potential Lavezzi replacement

Posted Wednesday, August 10, 2011 by YAHOO Sport82 hits

Napoli will target Villarreal's Italy forward Giuseppe Rossi if a potential suitor triggers Ezequiel Lavezzi's release clause, club president Aurelio De Laurentiis has said. Argentine forward Lavezzi is believed to have a 31-million-euro release clause and has attracted interest from a number of clubs. And should he decide to leave, De Laurentiis will turn his attention to former Manchester Un...Full Story »

Rogers replaces Edu on US roster for Mexico game

Posted Tuesday, August 09, 2011 by YAHOO Sport76 hits

Robbie Rogers, who once played with new U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann on a developmental league team, has been added to the roster for this week’s game against Mexico. The Columbus Crew midfielder replaces Maurice Edu, who strained his left calf during Rangers exhibition against Chelsea on Saturday. Rogers, a native of Huntington Beach, Calif., was 16 when he joined the Orange County Blue ...Full Story »

Arsenal turn to Bundesliga for Fabregas replacement transfer

Posted Saturday, August 06, 2011 by fanatix.com320 hits

Although it is widely reported that the most recent Barcelona bid for Cesc Fabregas was rejected, Arsenal are still expecting him to be sold before the end of the summer transfer window.Arsene Wenger is reportedly already scouring the market for his replacement, and is contemplating a bid for Shinji Kagawa of Borussia Dortmund - who was linked with a Manchester United move last season.The Japa...Full Story »

Micah Richards: Only Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo can replace Manchester City’s Carlos Tevez, but Mario Balotelli will think he can

Posted Monday, July 25, 2011 by Goal.com304 hits

Full-back believes only the Barcelona and Real Madrid spearheads can replace the Argentine at Eastlands, but reckons the confident Italian youngster will think he can do so too Micah Richards believes that only Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo or Barcelona attacker Lionel Messi can replace Carlos Tevez at Manchester City. The Argentine has made it clear that he would like to leave the Eastlan...Full Story »

Fabricio Coloccini replaces departed Kevin Nolan as Newcastle captain

Posted Saturday, July 09, 2011 by theguardian.com164 hits

• Argentinian defender 'thrilled' to be given the leadership job• Completes a remarkable turnaround after a difficult beginning Fabricio Coloccini, right, has described being made Newcastle captain as 'a great honour'. Fabricio Coloccini has been named Newcastle United's new captain, succeeding the departed midfielder Kevin Nolan.Coloccini described the accolade as "one of the pro...Full Story »

Aston Villa boss McLeish must sell to replace Young

Posted Sunday, June 26, 2011 by hits

Alex McLEISH is under pressure to find the perfect replacement for England star Ashley Young – but he will have to sell again to get his man. Aston Villa’s new boss is worried Young’s £20million move to Manchester United will have a detrimental impact on star striker Darren Bent. McLeish said: “Bent has been sensational but he needs the right service and we need ...Full Story »

Mexico allowed to replace doping case players

Posted Monday, June 20, 2011 by YAHOO Sport90 hits

Mexico will be allowed to replace the five players withdrawn from their 23-man Gold Cup squad over positive out-of-competition drugs test results, according to CONCACAF. Football's governing body for North and Central America and the Caribbean issued a statement announcing the decision. Mexico, the defending Gold Cup champions, had petitioned organizers to replace the players because national ...Full Story »

Mexico can replace banned players

Posted Monday, June 20, 2011 by YAHOO Sport94 hits

Gold Cup organizers say Mexico will be allowed to replace five players who were dropped from the squad after testing positive for the banned substance clenbuterol. The organizing committee said Sunday that Mexico will be allowed to name five new players ahead of Wednesday’s semifinal against Honduras, and those players will also be available for the final if El Tri makes it that far. The...Full Story »

Birmingham City consider Paul Ince as Alex McLeish's replacement

Posted Monday, June 20, 2011 by theguardian.com122 hits

• Former England midfielder on St Andrew's short list• Hughton, Zola and Billy Davies are other candidates Paul Ince has had disappointments in his last two jobs at Blackburn Rovers and Notts County Paul Ince is among the candidates being considered by Birmingham City to replace Alex McLeish. Birmingham, who were relegated from the Premier League last season, have spoken to the f...Full Story »

Depleted Mexico bullish on Gold Cup chances

Posted Saturday, June 18, 2011 by YAHOO Sport156 hits

 Even with a squad depleted due to a doping dust-up, Mexico believe they have what it takes to retain the CONCACAF Gold Cup crown. Mexico were rocked early in the regional football championship, when five players were pulled from the squad by national federation officials because of positive tests for banned clenbuterol during a training camp near Mexico City in May. So far a decision on ...Full Story »

Depleted Mexico rout Costa Rica, finish unbeaten in Gold Cup

Posted Monday, June 13, 2011 by YAHOO Sport93 hits

CHICAGO, June 12 (Reuters) - Mexico, under a cloud after five players tested positive for doping, completed an unbeaten Group A run in the CONCACAF Gold Cup with a 4-1 victory over Costa Rica on Sunday. The win, in the shadow of the doping suspensions which they claimed was the result of contaminated food, ensured Mexico advanced to the quarter-finals. They were joined in the quarter-finals by...Full Story »

Levante recruit Martinez as coach to replace Garcia

Posted Saturday, June 11, 2011 by YAHOO Sport89 hits

Levante have hired Juan Ignacio Martinez as coach to replace Luis Garcia who rescinded his contract this week and signed for La Liga rivals Getafe. “The profile of Juan Ignacio Martinez is the perfect one to lead our club,” Francisco Catalan, president of the tiny Valencia-based side said at a presentation ceremony on Friday. A former coach of second-division sides Salamanca, Albac...Full Story »

Joey Barton wants to stay but claims Newcastle plan to replace him

Posted Monday, May 30, 2011 by theguardian.com191 hits

• Midfielder uses Twitter to question transfer policy• Contract set to expire next summer at St James' Park Joey Barton wants to remain at Newcastle but claims the club intend to sell him. Joey Barton claims he wants to stay at Newcastle United but has not been offered a new contract by the club, who he believes want a "younger, better, cheaper player". The 28-year-old midfielder...Full Story »

West Ham close to naming new manager to replace Grant

Posted Sunday, May 29, 2011 by BBC.com134 hits

West Ham hope to appoint their new manager by the end of next week, BBC Sport understands. Reports suggest former Blackburn, Newcastle and Bolton boss Sam Allardyce is in the frame to succeed Avram Grant. West Ham sacked Israeli Grant after they were relegated from the Premier League with one game remaining. Caretaker manager Kevin Keen, who took charge for that game, a 3-0 home defeat by S...Full Story »

Porto boss Andre Villas-Boas made bookies' favourite to replace Carlo Ancelotti as manager of Chelsea

Posted Monday, May 23, 2011 by Goal.com241 hits

Jose Mourinho, Guus Hiddink and Pep Guardiola are potential candidates to take over at Stamford Bridge after the Italian was sacked following his side's defeat at Everton Porto manager Andres Villas-Boas has been installed as 2/1 favourite to replace Carlo Ancelotti as Chelsea manager after the Italian was sacked just over an hour after losing 1-0 to Everton at Goodison Park. The 33-year-old...Full Story »

Bolton Wanderers vs Manchester City preview - Coyle making plans to replace Elmander

Posted Sunday, May 22, 2011 by PA167 hits

Bolton manager Owen Coyle is aiming to use the funds freed up by Johan Elmander's imminent departure to bring in a signature signing. Elmander, 29, is ready for a new challenge in Turkey with Galatasaray when his contract ends next month. The Sweden striker is expected to play his last game for the club against Manchester City after scoring 12 goals in all competitions this season. High on Co...Full Story »

Arsenal's Arsene Wenger lining up former Charlton manager Phil Parkinson to replace Pat Rice as his No.2

Posted Friday, May 13, 2011 by YAHOO Sport91 hits

Arsenal are lining up Phil Parkinson to replace Pat Rice as Arsene Wenger’s new assistant manager, can reveal. Wenger wants the former Reading midfielder, who was sacked as Charlton Athletic manager in January, to succeed Rice as his No.2. Parkinson has been working for the club in a scouting role in recent weeks and is highly regarded within the game as a coach and motivator. H...Full Story »

Racing Santander vs Atletico Madrid preview - Flores: Replacements are up to the job

Posted Tuesday, May 10, 2011 by PA202 hits

Atletico Madrid boss Quique Sanchez Flores insists his team are strong enough to cope without four key players for Tuesday's Primera Division trip to Racing Santander. Defenders Luis Perea and Diego Godin miss out through injury, while striker Diego Costa is suspended and winger Juanfran Torres absent following the death of his father. "We have several players missing, but we will substitute t...Full Story »

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