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19
Dec
08

Football news – Man U get Inter in champions league

Manchester united will face Jose Murinho’s Inter Milan in the Champions League last 16.

This is certain to be a blockbuster event.Ferguson remarked that it would be interesting coming up against Jose again.

Murinho, who wanted to face an English side said : ” I am satisfied, I wanted the best and I have got the European Champions who maybe in two days will be the world champions.”

The other premier league sides uefa fixtures are as follows:

Liverpool v Real Madrid

Chelsea v Juventus

Arsenal v AS Roma

18
Dec
08

Football news : Ferguson tells Madrid “I will not sell you a virus”

 

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This was Ferguson’s response to Real Madrid’s claims they had done a secret deal with Ronaldo, however due to certain clauses could not go public.

Ferguson was furious claming he knew they would do this again.

Ferguson goes on to say it’s just getting annoying and blasting Madrid saying “I will not sell you a virus”.

Ronaldo claims he is happy at Man U, and has not been contacted by Madrid.

17
Dec
08

Football news : Ronaldo to Madrid

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Spanish media claim a deal has already been done for Ronaldo to make a summer move to Real Madrid

Sam Allardyce has been appointed manager at Blackburn. He is expected to take charge against Stoke this Saturday.

Diarra is set to make a move to Madrid as Portsmouth accept bid.

16
Dec
08

Football news – Man u accept Evra ban

United have chosen not to appeal Evra’s 4 match suspension, as Man U boss calls it : “the worst decision I have ever known.”

Blackburn are looking to have a replacement for Ince by Saturday.

Rio Ferdinand has jumped on the this is not Arsenal’s season bandwagon, saying he feels the title challenge is between the other 3 sides.

City Chairman Gary Cook has stated that Mark Hughes is not  in danger of losing his job.

16
Dec
08

Football news : Ince sacked!

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Blackburn have sacked manager Paul Ince. (Surprise, Surprise)

Blackburn’s last league win was against Newcastle United in September.

Naturally this was of great concern to the board, as Blackburn had finished 7th last season.

However they lie 19th on the League table today.

I predicted this outcome last week.( Everyone did!).

Zola is next…

15
Dec
08

Football news (Rooney cleared over Risgard)

Wayne Rooney has been cleared and will not be charged over the apparent stamp on Risgard in last week’s the Champions League match.

Redknapp has written off Arsenal’s tile chances for this season.

Portsmouth are shocked about being fined in relation to the transfer of Benjani to and from the club.

Benjani will be out for several weeks, after picking up a hamstring injury against Everton.

15
Dec
08

Football news : Milner is the future of England.

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The England manager Fabio Capello has suggested that James Milner is the the future of English Football.

Capello believes Milner is the next player to breakout into the national side from the current young crop at Aston Villa.

The Aston Villa midfielder currently holds the record for England under 21-caps.

While the likes of Ashley Young and Abonglahor that have impressed in senior team, Milner could be the next one given a run next time England play.

15
Dec
08

Football news (Owen offered new contract)

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Michael Owen as officially  offered a new contract by Newcastle. 

 Newcastle united are awaiting for  a response from Michael Owen’s representatives.

Owen’s contract is due to expire in the summer, when there will be the obvious probability that he could leave on a free.

Joe Kinnear has continually expressed concern about Owen leaving the club.

13
Dec
08

Ince under more pressure as Blackburn lose again.

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Wigan have dashed any hopes of a Blackburn revival with a 3- 0 trouncing.

We can surely start counting down the days till Ince is sacked.

This once again shows how underappreciated the role of a good football manager is.

Clubs feel they can simply bring in a former great player to run the club and that will work.

Unfortunately, this formula has proved to be inefficient, time and time again.

Amongst the worst performing managers this season have been players who have recently finished their football careers and where great players.

These include Roy Keane, Paul Ince and Zola.

Roy Keane has already walked away from the Sunderland post.

More than likely Ince and Zola will not have a job come end of the season.

Just like in football you have to do the hard yards.

This usually includes starting out at a lower division team, building up confidence and gradually progressing to the highest level.

The same applies in order to be a successful manager.

Sir Alex Ferguson did not start at Manchester United; he started at a less glamorous team developing his craft.

Ex-players cannot simply be thrust into a managerial post in the premiership without being tested in lower leagues for an adequate amount of time.

It is fair to say that the majority of people underappreciate how difficult it is to manage a football side.

This season has definitely proven what a lack of experience can cause.

To put things in perspective, I’ll break it down in business terms.

Since the premier league is the highest division in English football, we will make our comparisons with the biggest businesses.

If you owned Virgin or British Airways would you hire your highest ranking manager if they had insufficient experience in such a role, or would you hire someone that has been tried and tested in the industry over a period of time?

I’m sure most people will go for the tested experience.

In conclusion, can we please stop hiring these ex-players that have not proved themselves as good managers.

They’ve proved themselves to be good players, but not good managers.

 

By TC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12
Dec
08

Football news

 

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Wenger certain if they have no more slip-ups, they are still very much in the title race.

Van der Sar signs new one year deal with Man U.

Kinnear still feels Michael Owen will be leaving In January.

Berbatov looks set to miss Tottenham clash.




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