Monthly Archives: September 2009

No regrets over stamp – Adebayor

Emmanuel Adebayor insists he “can’t regret” stamping on Robin van Persie because he did not intend to hurt his former Arsenal teammate. The Football Association have hit Adebayor with a three-match ban for violent conduct following an incident in Manchester City’s 4-2 win over Arsenal last weekend. The Togo international caught Van Persie in the…

Guardiola keen to thank Eto'o

Pep Guardiola wants to thank Samuel Eto’o for his service to Barcelona as the Catalans prepare to face their former hero on Wednesday night in Champions League play. Barca take on Inter Milan in the Champions League having swapped strikers in the summer, and while Zlatan Ibrahimovic welcomed his move, the Cameroon striker has aired…

Double trouble for City's Adebayor

The FA have hit Emmanuel Adebayor with two charges following his controversial performance in Manchester City’s win over Arsenal on Saturday. Adebayor is facing a three-match ban for violent conduct for the incident involving Robin van Persie, while the City striker is likely to face an additional punishment for the celebration that followed his goal…

Eduardo wins appeal against CL ban

Arsenal have won their appeal against striker Eduardo’s two-match ban following his alleged dive in the Champions League match against Celtic. The Croatia striker was initially suspended for two Champions League games for allegedly diving to win a penalty in the qualifier at the Emirates at the end of August. Eduardo successfully converted the spot-kick…

Xavi impressed by Ibrahimovic

Barcelona midfielder Xavi has praised the impact made by new striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The Sweden international has scored twice since joining Barca from Inter Milan over the summer in a swap deal which involved Samuel Eto’o going the opposite way. But it is in the dressing room where Ibrahimovic has made the biggest impact, according…