Monthly Archives: December 2006

Flamengo Bring Back Juninho

Former Atlético Madrid and Middlesbrough star Juninho Paulista has returned to Flamengo, wher he spent a happy 2002 season on loan. “To play important tournaments, and even more the Copa Libertadores, is always very special,” said the 33-year old attacker. “I’m very happy for being back here,” exclaimed Juninho. “I’ve loved living in Rio de…

No Simão Offers, Says Benfica

Benfica president Luis Filipe Vieira has hushed long standing rumours linking star man Simão Sabrosa with several buig name clubs. The Portugal winger has been mentioned as a target for the likes of Liverpool, Manchester United and Valencia. “We have not received an offer for Simão recently, not from England or any other country,” said…

Adu Pleased With New Address

Fresh Real Salt Lake catch Freddy Adu says he delighted to be shifting his MLS career from Washington D.C. to the Rockies. The U.S. Under-20 captain will get to play his favored playmaking role under familiar coach John Ellinger. “I cannot be happier here,” Adu told the New York Times. “This is something I wanted,…

Real Closing On Higuain Capture

According to River Plate executive Hector Grinberg, Real Madrid are on the verge of completing a €12.5 million move for Millionairos starlet Gonzalo Higuain. “We expect to complete negotiations today,” he told reporters on Thursday. “We had to stop things this morning because the people from Real had a Christmas lunch with the players, but…

Wenger & Roeder Sad For Pardew

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has expressed sadness about West Ham United’s decision to fire Alan Pardew. Although Wenger and Pardew were involved in a well-publicised row on the touchline last month when Pardew’s celebration of a late Hammers goal against the Gunners was perceived by Wenger as disrespectful, the Arsenal boss told BBC Five Live…

Convey Close To Running Again

Reading attacker Bobby Convey is progressing after knee surgery and could be ready to train on his own next week. The American Abroad has not played since a Premiership match since October 28th. “Bobby’s doing strength work, and once he’s strong enough to start running then he will do that,” Royals physio Jon Hearn told…