Monthly Archive:: August 2010

Begovich upset with Stoke's "broken promises"

The Stoke goalkeeper Asmir Begovich is desperate to take advantage of Chelsea’s offer to be Peter Cech’s deputy, and says that he is very annoyed with the treatment he has received from Stoke since his arrival. Bogovic’s agent, Will Sherling, said yesterday: “Asmir feels betrayed and let down by the club. He didn’t refuse to

Ancelotti – Malouda is one of our best players now!

Florent Malouda scored in his third game in a row for Chelsea in this weekends win over Stoke City, and his boss Carlo Ancelotti thinks that the Frenchman has come back from the World Cup with a point to prove. Ancelotti said: “He has started well and he is one of our best players right

Racing v Barcelona highlights – Champions stroll to three points

Barcelona won La Liga comfortably as usual last season and it was the usual suspects of Lionel Messi and Andeas Iniesta that did the damage, although new boy David Villa got the third one on his official debut for his new club. Santander didn’t have a chance and they will be glad to have got

Liverpool v West Brom extended highlights – Torres is back!

Roy Hodgson has had a difficult start to his Liverpool career with just one point from games against Arsenal and Man City. He was expected to make amends against newly-promoted West Bromwich Albion and with Fernando Torres back in the team it should have been easy for the Reds. Robert Di Matteo was quite pleased

Mallorca v Real Madrid extended highlights – Galacticos held!

Real Madrids opening League game was always going to be difficult as the islanders of Mallorca are very hard to beat on their home turf, and so it proved. Jose Mourinho was not happy after the game, but pleaded for time to build a team to beat Barcelona. “No one can say we did not

Sunderland v Man City extended highlights – Moneybags mugged by Bent!

Man City have soent well over £100m this summer (again!), but they are finding that they need more than money to guarantee a top four place in the new competitive Premiership. Shiek Mansour saw his new playthings make mincemeat of Liverpool in midweek, but the found out the reality of life at the top with

Chelsea and Adidas are sticking together

Chelsea started their partnership with Adidas back in 2006 and are now halfway through their present 8-year contract, but as the quality of the merchandise supplied is extremely popular, there is no reason why they could not remain in close contact for the forseeable future. As Herbert Hainer from Adidas said at the time: “Adidas

Chelsea v Stoke extended highlights – Lampard misses another penalty

Chelsea are cruising at the top of the table and should have had another tennis score against a Stoke City side that were desperate not to get another 7-0 drubbing like the end of last season. They managed to hold Chelsea to just 2-0 but not because Chelsea were lacking in chances. Malouda yet again

Tottenham v Wigan hightlights – Spurs in shock defeat

It would have taken a brave man to predict a Wigan win at White Hart Lane yesterday, especially as Wigan had shipped ten goals in their first two games this season without reply. Spurs were expected to win comfortably but a Rodallego winner in the 80th minute left the Tottenhams fans frustrated and shocked. He

Man Utd v West Ham Utd highlights – Rooney breaks his duck

Man Utd didn’t look very convincing in last weeks 2-2 draw with Fulham, but had a great chance to improve their standings with a home game against lowly West Ham. Wayne Rooney hadn’t scored in his last 18 hours of football, but his opening goal (albeit from a penalty) may start him off on a