Monthly Archives: April 2008

Donovan Nets Preki Feud

Weekend hat trick hero Landon Donovan says he can’t be bothered with complaints on his goal celebrations aired by Chivas USA boss Preki. The Galaxy won the match 5-2, with the U.S. star infuriating the Goats by leaping for joy in front of their derby rivals’ bench after two fo the goals. “I do not…

Ballack, Chelsea Level ManUtd

Michael Ballack scored twice as Chelsea drew level with Manchester United at the top of the Premier League after a 2-1 win at Stamford Bridge. Ballack headed the Blues into the lead on the stroke of half time before Wayne Rooney levelled matters after an error from Ricardo Carvalho, only for Ballack to grab the…

Ribery: I'm the new Zidane

France international Franck Ribery has hailed himself as the successor to French legend Zinedine Zidane. The Bayern Munich winger, who starred in France’s run to the 2006 World Cup final alongside Zidane, has enjoyed a good first year in Germany and now feels ready to lead Les Bleus’ charge at Euro 2008. He told Le…

Gerrard: Torres can Bridge the gap

Steven Gerrard believes Fernando Torres can help Liverpool end their poor record at Stamford Bridge and reach the Champions League final. In manager Rafael Benitez’s four seasons in charge of Liverpool they have not even scored a goal on Chelsea’s ground. But Gerrard shrugged off those damning statistics by saying: “We haven’t gone there with…

Manuel Almunia

While many players would love the chance to play for a Premiership giant like Arsenal, for Manuel Almunia the transfer meant he would have to explore the depths of his patience. For his first few seasons at the London club, Almunia would serve as the backup to Jens Lehmann, the keeper who has won the…

Ronaldinho Milan transfer talks stall

Ronaldinho’s proposed transfer to AC Milan appears to have stalled after the Serie A side failed to agree a fee with Barcelona. Milan chief executive Adriano Galliani admitted preliminary discussions for a player had not been successful. “Yesterday (Saturday) we had a conference call but the figures have not been right,” Galliani told Sky Italia…