Monthly Archives: October 2008

Maradona To Take Argentina Reins

Diego Maradona will be confirmed as the new Argentina coach next Tuesday, according to Argentina Football Association National Team’s secretary Luis Segura. Maradona, 47, revealed on Tuesday he is on the verge of accepting the job and met with Argentinian Football Association (AFA) president Julio Grondona on Tuesday night. Argentina have been without a coach…

Robinho Sets a 30 Goal Target

Following his hat-trick Manchester City star Robinho is targeting 30 goals this season. The Brazilian has now scored six goals in six matches since arriving at Eastlands. Robinho, City’s record signing, said: “The main objective is for the team to do well but personally, I want to score more than 30 goals. “I am very…

Report: Ljungberg Set For Seattle

Former Arsenal and West Ham midfielder Freddie Ljungberg is set to join Major League Soccer side Seattle Sounders. According to several football websites in his homeland, the former Sweden international is rumoured to have signed a two year deal estimated at US $20million a year. Seattle Sounders have announced that a press conference will take…

Real Madrid End Ronaldo Pursuit

Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon has reportedly said the club are no longer interested in luring Cristiano Ronaldo away from Manchester United. Ronaldo was at the centre of one of the summer’s most hotly debated transfers as the Primera Liga champions pursued the Portuguese winger throughout the Euro 2008 campaign. However, Premier League and European…

Chelsea Goes Three Points Clear

Chelsea continued the defence of their seemingly-impenetrable Stamford Bridge fortress with a 1-0 Champions League victory against Roma, courtesy of John Terry’s second-half header. Luiz Felipe Scolari’s men looked the favourites ahead of kickoff having won their Premier League away match against Middlesbrough 5-0 at the weekend, with the struggling Italians having lost their Serie…

AC Milan Confirm Beckham Loan Deal

England star David Beckham has agreed to move to Italian giants AC Milan on a loan deal according to Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani. The LA Galaxy star, formerly of European giants Manchester United and Real Madrid, will join Milan in January as the MLS season ends next weekend. Galliani said: “Beckham has chosen Milan. He’ll…

Berbatov, ManUtd Sinks Celtic

Dimitar Berbatov bagged his second Champions League brace for Manchester United in their 3-0 Group E victory over Celtic at Old Trafford on Tuesday, despite some controversial decisions surrounding the Bulgarian’s finishes. United dominated the attack in the opening stages with Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney making an impact up front. The Bhoys responded with…

Arsenal Expects Turkish Test

Robin van Persie has first-hand experience of the hostile Fenerbahce crowd and he has urged his Arsenal team-mates not to let it affect them. The North London side will face Fenerbahce on Tuesday in a Champions League Group G encounter at the Sukru Saracoglu stadium, and van Persie who has faced the challenge with Feyenoord…