Archive | August, 2010

Transfer Deadline Day deals

All the deals completed and failed on the last day of the transfer window of summer 2010 . Including news on Robinho and Schwarzer.


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Blackburn Rovers vs. Arsenal (Match Highlights and Analysis)

Arsenal arrived Ewood Park to play their third fixture of the 2010 – 2011 campaign. Arsenal started with Robin Van Persie, Andrei Ashavin and Theo Walcott  who proved to be the real threat for Blackburn defense. From the first half Arsenal proved to be the stronger side as their forwards kept sneaking into the Blackburn box over and over again. Andrei Arshavin warned the rovers before the fixture as Arsenal side couldn’t forget their last year’s defeat. However Arsenal wasn’t the only side who made their opponent uncomfortable at times, Blackburn also made Arsenal defense work.

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Champions League 10/11 group stage draw


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City strikers in demand

Robinho gets a bid from Turkish club Fenerbahce, which he rejects, while Lazio chairman Claudio Lotito confirms the club are interested in bringing Roque Santa Cruz to the Stadio Olimpico.


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City sweep aside Reds (Man City 3-0 Liverpool)

Newest signing James Milner starred in Manchester City’s 3-0 rout of Liverpool as he contributed 2 goals, while Carlos Tevez got back two his goal scoring form as he netted two.

Manchester City

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Glory run continues for Inter

FC Internazionale Milano lifted their fourth trophy in as many months and first under Rafael Benítez after coming from a goal down to beat AS Roma 3-1 in the Italian Super Cup.

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Mourinho reprimands Benzema for his listlessness

Madrid boss is far from satisfied over striker’s laziness.

Jose Mourinho

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Sebastien Squillaci in London for a medical

Squillaci is going through a medical at Arsenal for a certain move from Sevilla. The Spanish side after neglecting the first bid from the gunners have finally agreed a deal with the north Londoners.


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Bellamy makes a dream start at his new club

Craig Bellamy had the best debut for his home-town club he could have hoped for. 1 appearance, 1 yellow, 2 assists and 1 cracking goal for Bellamy as Cardiff defeated Doncaster 4-0.


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Duo helps Birmingham to a come-back win (Highlights)

Craig Gardner was the goalscoring hero for Blues as Alex McLeish’s side came from behind to beat Blackburn 2-1 at St. Andrew’s this afternoon. While, Goal-keeper Ben Foster kept the Blues in the games with some fantastic saves including one off a penalty kick.

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‘Kop Flop’ set for Juve move

Liverpool midfielder Alberto Aquilani could be set for a return to his native Italy after having a frustrating time in England. The agent of Aquilani claims that he is working on the details of a potential loan move to Juventus.


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Wenger confirms interest in Squillaci

Arsene Wenger has confirmed his interest in Sevilla defender Sebastien Squillaci but the club are “far from being close” to completing a deal for the France international. Sevilla confirmed on Thursday that Arsenal had made an approach and Squillaci, 30, asked to be omitted from the side that faced Braga in the club’s Champions League qualifier.


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Madrid intends Benzema, Adebayor Swap

Sources suggest Real Madrid are keen to bring Emmanuel Adebyor to Santiago Bernabéu in a swap deal offering Karim Benzema.

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Liverpool Vs Trabzonspor 1 – 0 Europa League Qualifier (Video)

Liverpool played their first Europa League qualifier this term against Bordo-Mavililer. Babel earned the victory for the Anfield side with a smooth curling shot, which had been assisted by Joe-Cole’s long ball.

Ryan Babel after scoring goal

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Gallas set for Spurs medical

Former Arsenal captain William Gallas has reportedly agreed terms with their rivals Tottenham Hotspurs and will undergo a medical at Tottenham today ahead of a free transfer move to White Hart Lane on a one-year deal.

William Gallas

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Injuries piling up for Real as season opener draws close

Raul Albiol the latest blow for Los Merengues

Raul Albiol

With the new season yet to get underway, Real Madrid are already watching their treatment table crowded up with Raul Albiol the latest addition to the injuries list after suffering a side strain to his right ankle during Real’s pre season friendly in Belgium against Standard de Liege.

Albiol becomes the third central defender to get injured after Pepe and Ezequil Garay and is likely to be out for four weeks. The Portuguese international pulled a leg muscle and is likely to be out for three weeks while the Argentine defender suffered a dislocated knee-cap and is likely to be on the sidelines for four months.

This leaves Real coach Jose Mourinho with a defensive headache. The most likely solution to this concern will be moving Sergio Ramos to the center to partner Ricardo Carvalho and having Marcelo and Alvaro Arbeloa as full-backs.

The other injured players include Kaka, out for four months, and Muhammadou Diarra who had picked a thigh injury.

Real kick off their quest for La Liga on August 29 with a trip to Ono Estadi against Mallorca.

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Craven Cottage, breaking into pieces

Fulham skipper Danny Murphy is adamant to see his team-mates renewing their contracts before they either become a free agent or are allured by other clubs.

Danny Murphy

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Internacional win the Libertadores

Brazilian club Internacional celebrated winning the Copa Libertadores (the South American equivalent to UEFA Champions League) after beating Javier Hernandez’s former club Chivas Guadalajara 3-2 (Agg:5-3) in the Final.


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