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English National Team
England set to face Andorra without Rio (Aug 31, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Germany players will be able to choose their own brand of boots for internationals after the country's Football Association (DFB) agreed a new long-term deal with sponsors Adidas.
Neville backs Becks to win place back (Aug 30, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Phil Neville insisted he never gave up hope of earning an England recall and believes out-of-favour David Beckham will have the same mentality.
Gerrard: World Cup woe will spur on England (Aug 30, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Steven Gerrard insists England will respond to the pain of their World Cup heartbreak.
Ferdinand cleared to join England squad (Aug 29, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand was given the green light to join up with England's squad for the Euro 2008 qualifiers against Andorra and Macedonia after a scan indicated his injured toe was
Sven not 'an expensive mistake' Barwick (Aug 29, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Football Association chief executive Brian Barwick has insisted Sven-Goran Eriksson was not an expensive failure as England manager.
The odd man out (Aug 28, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Norman Hubbard stands up for the under-used and under-appreciated Jermain Defoe.
No toe woe for Rio after United all-clear (Aug 28, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Rio Ferdinand has been cleared to link up with the England squad for their Euro 2008 double-header with Andorra and Macedonia.
Ferdinand escapes curse of the metatarsal (Aug 27, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Rio Ferdinand scan reveals he has bruising on his little toe but no conclusive evidence of a fracture. The injury will be reassessed on Monday and the Manchester United defender currently remains in t
Striker Johnson recalled to England squad (Aug 25, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Manager Steve McClaren has recalled striker Andrew Johnson to the England squad for the Euro 2008 qualifiers against Andorra and Macedonia.
International roundup: McClaren wins England debut (Aug 16, 2006 16:00 GMT)
Steve McClaren's England coaching debut was a success, with Peter Crouch scoring twice in a 4-0 win over European champion Greece on Wednesday.
Terry delighted with winning beginning (Aug 16, 2006 11:00 GMT)
New England skipper John Terry claimed his childhood dream came true at Old Trafford tonight.
McClaren heaps praise on Hargreaves (Aug 16, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Steve McClaren saluted Owen Hargreaves as his standard bearer after starting his England reign with a thumping 4-0 win over Greece at Old Trafford.
Walcott impresses as Under-21s labour in draw (Aug 16, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Peter Taylor believes Theo Walcott showed enough on his under-21 debut to give England fans cause for optimism.
McClaren wants England to dazzle in opener (Aug 16, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Steve McClaren will demand a positive England performance tonight to erase bitter World Cup memories.
Ashton could return for UEFA Cup games (Aug 15, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Dean Ashton will aim to recover from a broken ankle in time to feature in West Ham's UEFA Cup campaign after cruelly being denied his England debut.
Samaras ready for double dose of Terry (Aug 15, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Greece striker Georgios Samaras is relishing his two-game battle with new England skipper John Terry this week.
Walcott on target as England Under-21s draw (Aug 15, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Peter Taylor believes Theo Walcott will improve on his goalscoring England Under-21 debut when he gets more matches under his belt.
New boy Ashton aiming for England strike role (Aug 14, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Dean Ashton aims to set down a marker for his long-term international future at Old Trafford on Wednesday.
Players must earn place in McClaren's England (Aug 14, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Steve McClaren has told his England players to prove to him they deserve their place in the new era.
McClaren accepts his share of World Cup blame (Aug 13, 2006 11:00 GMT)
New England manager Steve McClaren insists he has not tried to wash his hands of predecessor Sven-Goran Eriksson's disappointing reign.
Gerrard slams England's World Cup over-confidence (Aug 13, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Steven Gerrard has blamed England's World Cup failure on over-confidence.
Winker Ronaldo branded 'a disgrace' by Gerrard (Aug 13, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Steven Gerrard has branded Manchester United winger Cristiano Ronaldo 'a disgrace' for his part in the sending-off of Wayne Rooney in the World Cup quarter-final last month.
Rooney backs Terry to succeed as captain (Aug 11, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Wayne Rooney has backed John Terry to be a successful England skipper.
Terry a 'fantastic choice' for England skipper (Aug 10, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Former England defender Phil Thompson has hailed the appointment of John Terry and Steven Gerrard as England captain and vice captain as 'a wonderful decision'.
JT deserves England armband - Mourinho (Aug 10, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho was always confident John Terry would be chosen as England's new captain.
Terry named as new England captain (Aug 10, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Steve McClaren has named Chelsea captain John Terry as his England captain.
No surprises in Greece squad to face England (Aug 10, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Greece coach Otto Rehhagel has chosen not to use next Wednesday's friendly against England at Old Trafford as a chance to blood new young players.
Walcott wins first England Under 21 call (Aug 9, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Theo Walcott and Scott Carson, who were part of England's World Cup squad in Germany, have been named in the 23-man squad for the opening European Under-21 Championship qualifier against Moldova at Po
Hargreaves voted No1 with England fans (Aug 9, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Bayern Munich midfielder Owen Hargreaves has been voted England's best player at the recent World Cup.
Scholes slams talk of return for England (Aug 8, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Paul Scholes has rejected talk of an international return with England.
Lee turns down U21 job and quits England (Aug 8, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Bolton assistant manager Sammy Lee has turned down an offer to become full-time England Under-21 coach and will sever all ties with the national team to focus on his role at the Reebok Stadium.
FA agree new four-year McDonald's deal (Aug 7, 2006 11:00 GMT)
The Football Association unveiled plans to provide grass-roots coaching to a million youngsters after announcing a new four-year sponsorship deal with community partners McDonald's.
Jimmy urges McClaren to go for Bent (Aug 6, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has urged his former boss Steve McClaren to give Charlton team-mate Darren Bent a run in the England side.
McClaren on tour (Aug 3, 2006 11:00 GMT)
England boss Steve McClaren returned to Manchester United today as he launched his bid to bring the national team closer to the clubs.
Taylor understands U21 dilemma (Aug 3, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Peter Taylor has admitted he could be forced out as England Under-21 coach - because the job needs a full-time commitment.
Watch England take on the European champions (Aug 2, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Get your tickets for the start of a new era as England take on Greece at Old Trafford.
Clemence to stay with England set-up (Aug 2, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Steve McClaren has confirmed Ray Clemence will continue as England's goalkeeping coach but Peter Taylor's long-term future as under-21 coach remains in unresolved.
'New chapter' as McClaren starts England job (Aug 1, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Steve McClaren started his new job as England manager on Tuesday as FA chief executive Brian Barwick hailed a 'new chapter' for the national team. His first task will be to unveil his staff.
English Premier League
Arsenal agree swap of Reyes for Baptista (Aug 31, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Real Madrid have confirmed the signing of Jose Antonio Reyes from Arsenal, with Brazilian forward Julio Baptista heading in the opposite direction.
Wigan sign £2m Cotterill (Aug 31, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Wigan sign Bristol City forward David Cotterill for £2million.
Arsenal defender Cygan signs for Villarreal (Aug 31, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Arsenal defender Pascal Cygan on the brink of signing for Spanish side Villarreal.
Liverpool sell Kromkamp to PSV Eindhoven (Aug 31, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Liverpool have allowed defender Jan Kromkamp to join PSV. The full-back, who can also play in midfield, was signed from Villarreal in January but failed to make a first-team place his own at Anfield.
Blackburn loan Roma's Congo striker Nonda (Aug 31, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Blackburn have strengthened their attacking options by signing Shabani Nonda on a season-long loan from Roma.
Kilbane agrees three-year deal with Wigan (Aug 31, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Kevin Kilbane completes move to Wigan from Everton on a three-year deal.
NEC swoop for Manchester United's Eagles (Aug 31, 2006 11:00 GMT)
NEC Nijmegen have signed Chris Eagles on loan from Manchester United until the end of the year.
Woodgate eyes England place with Boro return (Aug 31, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Defender Jonathan Woodgate said on Thursday he hoped his loan to hometown club Middlesbrough from Real Madrid would open the door to an England place.
Addicks complete Pouso loan signing (Aug 31, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Charlton have completed the signing of midfielder Omar Pouso on a season-long loan from Uruguayan side Penarol.
Euell completes Boro transfer (Aug 31, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Jason Euell completes move to Middlesbrough from Charlton.
Bolton's Davies loses red card appeal (Aug 31, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Bolton striker Kevin Davies will serve a three-match ban after the Football Association rejected his appeal for wrongful dismissal.
Wigan accept increased Spurs bid for Chimbonda (Aug 31, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Tottenham have finally had a bid accepted for Wigan defender Pascal Chimbonda having pursued the French full-back throughout the summer.
Man City loan PSV's USA winger Beasley (Aug 31, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Manchester City sign midfielder DaMarcus Beasley on a season-long loan from PSV Eindhoven.
Chelsea anger over FA drug fine (Aug 31, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Chelsea have accused the Football Association of wasting time and money in the case which led to a £40,000 fine and a warning for conducting private drug tests on players.
Spurs sign up Chimbonda and Malbranque (Aug 31, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Tottenham took their spending to around £12million inside a week after they finally completed the signing of Wigan full-back Pascal Chimbonda on Thursday night.
Coppell 'very disappointed' by Lita's arrest (Aug 31, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Reading manager Steve Coppell may drop Leroy Lita after the England Under-21 striker was arrested yesterday on suspicion of grievous bodily harm.
Toon's Milner holding Villa talks (Aug 31, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Aston Villa are closing in on the signing of Newcastle winger James Milner in a £4million deal.
Newcastle sign Sibierski (Aug 31, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Newcastle United have made a surprise swoop for Manchester City midfielder Antoine Sibierski.
Croatia's Kranjcar joins Andy Cole at Pompey (Aug 31, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Portsmouth completed a deadline day double deal by signing Croatian midfielder Niko Kranjcar for £3.5million deal on the back of a £500,000 move for former England striker Andy Cole.
Hammers complete Tevez, Mascherano deal (Aug 31, 2006 11:00 GMT)
West Ham United have completed the sensational double signing of Argentina stars Carlos Tevez and Javier Mascherano from Corinthians on permanent contracts.
Lee denies religion scuppered Roma move (Aug 31, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Tottenham's South Korean defender Lee Young-Pyo has denied his decision to pull out of a move to Roma was related to his religious beliefs.
O'Neill planning deadline day deals for Villa (Aug 31, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Aston Villa manager Martin O'Neill has hinted he may still make a last-ditch foray into the transfer market after signing Celtic midfielder Stilian Petrov in an £8million deal.
Drogba tells Gallas 'We can't have a divided team' (Aug 31, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Didier Drogba has urged Chelsea team-mate William Gallas to 'clear the air' over whether he wants to quit the Premiership champions.
'Rossi will learn from Toon loan' - Ferguson (Aug 31, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson believes loaning Giuseppe Rossi to Newcastle until the end of the year will help improve the young striker.
Transfer deadline: No Cole deal confirmation (Aug 31, 2006 11:00 GMT)
The future of Ashley Cole remained unclear as the midnight transfer deadline passed without official confirmation whether his protracted switch to Chelsea had been completed in time.
Rossi loaned to Newcastle until January (Aug 30, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Manchester United have loaned Italian youngster Giuseppe Rossi to Newcastle.
City ban Thatcher for six matches (Aug 30, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Ben Thatcher could return to action within a month after Manchester City imposed a six-match ban for his horrific challenge on Portsmouth midfielder Pedro Mendes, two of which are suspended.
Authorities to probe Leeds v Chelsea row (Aug 30, 2006 11:00 GMT)
The Football Association and the Premier League are teaming up to investigate Leeds' complaints about Chelsea's conduct in the transfer of two of their players.
Prodigal Smith returns to Vicarage Road (Aug 30, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Watford have clinched the signing of their former player Tommy Smith on a four-year deal from Derby.
Charlton confirm signing of Senegal defender Diawara (Aug 30, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Charlton confirm signing of Senegal defender Souleymane Diawara for a fee of £3.7million from French club Sochaux.
Portsmouth sign Benfica's Fernandes on loan (Aug 30, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Portsmouth have signed Manuel Fernandes on loan from Benfica and the midfielder could eventually become the club's record signing at £7million if he proves his fitness at Fratton Park.
Recreativo sign French striker Sinama-Pongolle (Aug 30, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Liverpool's French striker Florent Sinama-Pongolle has agreed to sign a one-year deal with Recreativo Huelva, the Primera Liga side said on Wednesday.
Chelsea to prove Makelele's international retirement (Aug 30, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Chelsea are ready to prove that midfielder Claude Makelele had told the French Football Federation he had retired from international football before he was called up for his country's Euro 2008 qualif
Middlesbrough sign defensive duo (Aug 30, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Middlesbrough boss Gareth Southgate today pulled off a double transfer coup when he finally landed Jonathan Woodgate and Robert Huth. The 26-year-old Real Madrid defender and his Chelsea counterpart h
United admit defeat in Hargreaves transfer (Aug 30, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Manchester United are not expected to make any new signings before the transfer window closes tomorrow after Sir Alex Ferguson effectively conceded defeat in his attempts to sign Owen Hargreaves.
Blackburn reject Liverpool bid for Neill (Aug 30, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Blackburn have rejected a bid from Liverpool for their Australian full-back Lucas Neill. The Reds contacted Blackburn this week and made an offer for the 28-year-old, who can play at either full-back.
Aston Villa sign £8million Petrov from Celtic (Aug 30, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Aston Villa manager Martin O'Neill has finally won the battle to sign Celtic midfielder Stilian Petrov who has joined the midlands club in an £8million deal.
Spurs full-back Lee Young-Pyo snubs Roma (Aug 30, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Tottenham defender Lee Young-Pyo's proposed move to AS Roma appears to have fallen through. It is understood the player has opted to stay with Martin Jol`s club. Lee was reportedly on the brink of a m
Reading striker Lita arrested over 'headbutt attack' (Aug 30, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Reading striker Leroy Lita was today arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm after he allegedly headbutted a man during a night out. Lita, 21, is being questioned by police in Bristol over the a
Boro look to add more signings with Euell talks (Aug 30, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Middlesbrough have opened talks with Charlton midfielder Jason Euell over a proposed move to the Riverside Stadium.
'New signing Anelka is the smallest gamble'- Allardyce (Aug 30, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Bolton boss Sam Allardyce claims he has not taken a risk by signing former Manchester City and Arsenal striker Nicolas Anelka.
Charlton refused work permit for winger Bolanos (Aug 30, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Charlton have had their work permit application for Costa Rica winger Christian Bolanos rejected by the Home Office.
Woodgate to sign on loan for Boro (Aug 30, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Jonathan Woodgate has arrived on Teesside to undergo a medical today, with a view to completing a season-long loan move to Middlesbrough. The 26-year-old Real Madrid defender visited the club's Rockli
Lerner chasing new multi-million pound sponsors (Aug 30, 2006 11:00 GMT)
New Aston Villa owner Randy Lerner is hoping to tie up a multi-million pound sponsorship deal for the midlands club which could come to fruition in time for the January transfer window.
Cole's Chelsea move hangs in the balance (Aug 30, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Ashley Cole's hopes of joining Chelsea hung in the balance as the clock ticked down towards the end of the transfer window.
Czech defender Mares claims Bolton move (Aug 30, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Bolton look set to wrap up a move for left-back Pavel Mares after the Zenit St Petersburg defender claimed he is due to sign a contract with the Premiership club before the window closes.
Ronaldo happy to beat off the boo-boys (Aug 30, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Cristiano Ronaldo insists he is 'very happy' at Manchester United despite enduring the fallout of his involvement in Wayne Rooney's World Cup sending-off.
Hungarian Mate joins Reading's ranks (Aug 29, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Reading have signed Hungary Under-21 defender Peter Mate on a one-year loan deal.
Bolton sign Iranian midfielder Teymourian (Aug 29, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Bolton have signed Iran midfielder Andranik Teymourian on a two-year contract.
Fans warn Premiership clubs over falling crowds (Aug 29, 2006 11:00 GMT)
The Football Supporters Federation have warned the elite game in England could implode unless more attention is paid to the fans.
Roeder wants striker and defender by deadline (Aug 29, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Newcastle manager Glenn Roeder is targeting a striker and a central defender as he prepares to make late additions to his squad.
Sheff Utd chiefs promise funds for Warnock (Aug 29, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Sheffield United manager Neil Warnock has been promised cash if the right player becomes available.
Lee poised for Roma switch (Aug 29, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Tottenham full-back Lee Young-Pyo could be set for a move to Roma - sparking fresh speculation the Premiership club will make a renewed bid for Wigan defender Pascal Chimbonda.
Ref justice (Aug 29, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Jon Carter considers the merits of bringing in technology to help struggling officials.
Thatcher set for extended suspension (Aug 29, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Ben Thatcher looks certain to have his in-house suspension extended to cover Manchester City's Premiership encounter with Reading on September 11.
Aston Villa close to agreeing Petrov deal (Aug 29, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Aston Villa are edging closer to signing Celtic midfielder Stilian Petrov with the clubs close to agreeing an initial £6million fee. Villa manager Martin O'Neill worked alongside Petrov in Glasgow.
Gunners misfiring (Aug 29, 2006 11:00 GMT)
It is fair to say that Arsenal have hit the ground doddering rather than running, says David Young
Bolton new boy Anelka to fill Davies void (Aug 29, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Nicolas Anelka's arrival at Bolton appears especially well timed after fellow forward Kevin Davies was ruled out for up to six weeks on Monday night.
Penarol's Pouso 'poised for Addicks switch' (Aug 29, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Uruguayan midfielder Omar Pouso could soon seal a loan move to Charlton after his current club revealed he had flown to England to discuss terms.
Mido returns to Spurs (Aug 29, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Tottenham Hotspur have agreed a deal to bring Mido back to the club on a permanent deal from Roma.
United have 'no chance' of Hargreaves deal (Aug 29, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Owen Hargreaves' agent claims the England midfielder has 'no chance' of joining Manchester United before the transfer window closes. United are reportedly ready to pay £17million.
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Boro await decision on Woodgate loan switch (Aug 28, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Middlesbrough boss Gareth Southgate is expecting an answer from Real Madrid defender Jonathan Woodgate inside the next 24 hours over a loan move to the Riverside Stadium.
Villa close in on £7million Celtic midfielder Petrov (Aug 28, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Aston Villa are confident Celtic's £7million-rated midfielder Stilian Petrov will become new manager Martin O'Neill's first signing before the transfer window closes at midnight on Thursday.
Charlton close in on loan deal for Pouso (Aug 28, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Penarol midfielder Omar Pouso is on the verge of joining Premiership side Charlton on a season-long loan, according to the Uruguayan club's president Jose Pedro Damiani.
Davies ruled out for six weeks with cheek fracture (Aug 28, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Bolton striker Kevin Davies has been ruled out for up to six weeks with a depressed fracture of the cheekbone.
Mourinho urges Gallas to go public on his future (Aug 28, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Jose Mourinho has publicly challenged William Gallas to explain why he has yet to play for Chelsea this season as the Blues coach continued his tough stance with the unhappy left-back.
Wenger untroubled by slow start to season (Aug 28, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Arsene Wenger has every confidence Arsenal can play their way into contention for the Premiership title this season.
O'Neill persuaded me to stay - Barry (Aug 28, 2006 11:00 GMT)
New captain Gareth Barry admitted he would have quit Aston Villa if Martin O'Neill had not persuaded him he could achieve his ambitions with the club.
Chelsea slam Schwarzer's claims as 'nonsense' (Aug 28, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Chelsea have described Middlesbrough goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer's claims that the champions lacked 'respect' following his side's midweek draw as 'complete nonsense'.
Villa to beat Pompey to Petrov deal - Redknapp (Aug 28, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Portsmouth boss Harry Redknapp has admitted defeat in his pursuit of Stilian Petrov after revealing the Celtic midfielder is heading for Aston Villa.
Roeder eyes another Toon striker before deadline (Aug 28, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Newcastle boss Glenn Roeder will attempt to sign another striker before Thursday's transfer deadline.
'No need to panic', insists Sheff Utd's Hulse (Aug 28, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Striker Rob Hulse insists a return of just one point from three matches has not led to panic in the Sheffield United squad.
New Villa chief Lerner delighted by win (Aug 28, 2006 11:00 GMT)
New Aston Villa owner Randy Lerner could not conceal his delight after watching Martin O'Neill's side climb to second spot in the Premiership by defeating Newcastle at Villa Park.
Mourinho's 'slave' claim too strong - Makelele (Aug 28, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Claude Makelele believes Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho was 'too strong but logical' when describing him as 'a slave'.
Diamond in the balance (Aug 27, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Richard Jolly was at Blackburn's Ewood Park to run the rule over Jose Mourinho's balancing act.
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Gareth Barry signs new four year deal at Villa (Aug 27, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Aston Villa skipper Gareth Barry has ended speculation about his future by signing a new four-year contract with the midlands club.
Lerner arrives at Villa Park (Aug 27, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Aston Villa's prospective new owner Randy Lerner arrived at Villa Park this lunchtime to watch Martin O'Neill's side in action for the first time.
Reyes says he will not play in England again (Aug 27, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Arsenal forward Jose Antonio Reyes has said he is desperate to return to Spain and insists he will never play in England again. The 22-year-old Spaniard has been linked with a move all summer.
Kilmarnock striker Naismith set for Arsenal trial (Aug 27, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Kilmarnock chairman Michael Johnston has confirmed Arsenal's interest in
Royals sign Cameroon defender Bikey on loan (Aug 27, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Reading have completed the loan signing of Cameroon defender Andre Bikey from Lokomotiv Moscow. The 21-year-old will spend the rest of the season at the Madejski Stadium with the Royals having the opt
Gravesen fears transfer stalemate if deal not done soon (Aug 27, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Real Madrid midfielder Thomas Gravesen fears his career may be on hold until January if he does not move before the transfer window closes on Thursday night.
Mendes asks for right punishment for Thatcher foul (Aug 27, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Portsmouth's Pedro Mendes called on Saturday for the right punishment for Ben Thatcher but said he would not take personal action over the nasty foul by the Manchester City defender that knocked hi
Ferdinand set to miss England qualifiers (Aug 26, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand is likely to miss England's opening two Euro 2008 qualifiers after suffering a suspected broken toe. The defender will have a scan on Sunday.
Spurs bid for Downing, but Boro want Lennon (Aug 26, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Tottenham Hotspur confirm they have made a bid for Middlesbrough winger Stewart Downing. However, the Teesside club will not sell Downing and instead want Aaron Lennon.
Ref dropped after Thatcher horror challenge (Aug 26, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Dermot Gallagher has been dropped from the League Two match he was due to referee today after failing to send Ben Thatcher off for the defender's crude challenge on Portsmouth's Pedro Mendes.
O'Neill may have to wait for transfers (Aug 26, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Aston Villa manager Martin O'Neill has admitted he may have to wait until January before he can make major inroads into the transfer market.
Woodgate to return to England on loan (Aug 26, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Real Madrid centre back Jonathan Woodgate has confirmed he will play on loan in England this season in an attempt to get regular games and prove that he has overcome his long-standing injury problems.
Man City boss considers banning Thatcher (Aug 25, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Stuart Pearce has refused to rule out the possibility of suspending Ben Thatcher for Saturday's clash with Arsenal after confirming Manchester City have launched an inquiry into the Welshman's horror
Roeder keen to continue adding to squad (Aug 25, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Newcastle boss Glenn Roeder is still looking to sign new players after completing the £10million capture of Obafemi Martins from Inter Milan - who could make his bow against Aston Villa.
Anelka completes record move to Bolton (Aug 25, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Nicolas Anelka has signed a four-year deal with Bolton after the Premiership club agreed to pay a club record £8million to Fenerbahce for the French striker.
Lerner wins battle for Villa (Aug 24, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Randy Lerner has received the backing of former rival Michael Neville after finally winning the battle to take control of Aston Villa. The consortium led by life-long Villa fan Neville had been strivi
Hasselbaink denies FA charge of improper conduct (Aug 24, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Charlton striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has denied a Football Association charge of improper conduct and/or bringing the game into disrepute over claims made in his autobiography.
Chelsea still hopeful of signing Cole (Aug 24, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Chelsea chief executive Peter Kenyon is hopeful of landing Ashley Cole before the transfer window closes next Thursday - with or without William Gallas as part of the deal.
Bayern holding out over want-away Hargreaves (Aug 24, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Bayern Munich general manager Uli Hoeness believes Manchester United were surprised the Bundesliga outfit resisted an approach for Owen Hargreaves.
Xavier has 'served his time', insists Southgate (Aug 24, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Gareth Southgate has launched a charm offensive as he paved the way for Abel Xavier's return to Middlesbrough.
Distin snubs Boro to stay with Man City (Aug 24, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Sylvain Distin will see out the remainder of his contract with Manchester City.
Police and FA to investigate Thatcher incident (Aug 24, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Greater Manchester Police have confirmed they will investigate Ben Thatcher's challenge on Portsmouth midfielder Pedro Mendes, who was knocked unconscious and spent the night in hospital.
£10m striker Martins signs five-year deal (Aug 24, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Nigerian striker Obafemi Martins completed his move to Newcastle tonight as manager Glenn Roeder finally got his hands on the man he believes can be Alan Shearer's successor. The 21-year-old signed a
Wenger: Walcott forcing his way in at Arsenal (Aug 24, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admits he soon may have little option but to start Theo Walcott on a regular basis after the 17-year-old starlet came off the bench for the second match running.
Redknapp fury over Thatcher horror challenge (Aug 24, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Harry Redknapp has called on the Football Association to take action against Manchester City defender Ben Thatcher for the horror challenge which left Pedro Mendes in hospital.
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Liverpool midfielder Sissoko out for two weeks (Aug 23, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Liverpool midfielder Momo Sissoko will be out of action for two weeks after injuring his left knee during the Champions League match against Maccabi Haifa, the English club said on Wednesday.
Mellberg re-affirms commitment to Villa (Aug 23, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Deposed Aston Villa skipper Olof Mellberg has revealed his desire to be part of Martin O'Neill's plans for the future and insisted: 'I am as committed as ever to the club.'
Levante land Villa castaway Berson (Aug 23, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Aston Villa have reached agreement with Levante for the sale of French midfielder Mathieu Berson, according to the Spanish side.
Wigan's Camara signs new three-year deal (Aug 23, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Henri Camara has signed a new three-year deal with Wigan. The Senegal striker has pledged his future to the club after agreeing a contract that now takes him up to 2009.
Magpies close to completing Martins deal (Aug 23, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Newcastle hope to complete the £10million transfer of Inter Milan striker Obafemi Martins by the end of the day.
Hargreaves remains tight lipped over United transfer (Aug 23, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Owen Hargreaves drove out of Bayern Munich's training ground this afternoon but remained tight-lipped on his potential move to Manchester United.
Dowie wants more signings before window shuts (Aug 23, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Charlton boss Iain Dowie has every intention of keeping himself busy right up until the transfer window shuts.
'Khalid the Cannibal' vows to play fair for Chelsea (Aug 23, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Khalid Boulahrouz admits he is a ferocious competitor but rejects the idea he is one of football's hatchetmen.
Heinze reveals debt of gratitude to Sir Alex (Aug 23, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Gabriel Heinze insists he never had any intention of leaving Manchester United this summer and has spoke of his gratitude to Sir Alex Ferguson during his recovery from cruciate ligament surgery.
Wenger 'annoyed and worried' by Prem fixtures (Aug 23, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Arsene Wenger is a 'bit annoyed' at the prospect of playing catch-up so early in the Premiership season - but remains confident his Arsenal side will soon be challenging for the title.
O'Neill insists Baros still has a Villa future (Aug 23, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Martin O'Neill is optimistic Milan Baros will remain at Aston Villa after assuring the fit-again striker he has a major part to play in the club's plans.
'There's more where that came from' - Berbatov (Aug 23, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Tottenham's new striking hero, Dimitar Berbatov, insists there is more to come after taking just seven minutes to score on his home debut against Sheffield United.
Blackburn sign PSV defender Ooijer on two-year deal (Aug 23, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Blackburn have signed long-term target Andre Ooijer on a two-year contract after having an offer accepted for the PSV Eindhoven defender.
FA charge Fulham for crowd incident (Aug 22, 2006 11:00 GMT)
The Football Association have charged Fulham for the crowd disturbances which took place following the 1-0 victory over Chelsea at Craven Cottage on March 19.
Great expectations (Aug 22, 2006 11:00 GMT)
The Insider was at White Hart Lane as Tottenham started to meet high expectations.
Southgate issues 'hands-off' warning over Downing (Aug 22, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Middlesbrough boss Gareth Southgate has issued yet another hands-off message to Tottenham amid fresh speculation that they are targeting England winger Stewart Downing.
Blackburn defender Todd wins red card appeal (Aug 22, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Blackburn defender Andy Todd has won his appeal against the red card he was shown in Rovers' Barclays Premiership opener at Portsmouth. He will now not serve any suspension.
West Brom agree Phillips fee with Villa (Aug 22, 2006 11:00 GMT)
West Brom are to open talks with Kevin Phillips after having a bid accepted for the Aston Villa striker.
Arsenal bid for Chelsea's Gallas (Aug 22, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Arsenal have made an offer for Chelsea's unsettled French defender William Gallas, manager Arsene Wenger has said. Wenger confirmed the bid as he left the door open for defender Ashley Cole to join Ch
Leeds reject Reading's Kilgallon bid (Aug 22, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Leeds chairman Ken Bates has insisted Matthew Kilgallon will not be allowed to leave the club after revealing he has turned down an offer of more than £1million from Reading.
Bayern threaten United with FIFA action (Aug 22, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Bayern Munich have threatened to report Man Utd to FIFA if they do not give up their pursuit of Owen Hargreaves. The German champions have told United to cease all interest in the 25-year-old.
Newcastle agree £10 million fee for Inter's Martins (Aug 22, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Newcastle are understood to have agreed a £10million fee with Inter Milan for Nigerian striker Obafemi Martins.
Pompey's Mandaric denies Leicester link (Aug 22, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Portsmouth chairman Milan Mandaric has denied trying to buy Leicester - but would not rule out a future bid for the Coca-Cola Championship club.
Allardyce hails veteran midfielder Speed (Aug 22, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Sam Allardyce has hailed Gary Speed as the ideal role model for the modern professional.
Pearce set to block Distin's move to Middlesbrough (Aug 22, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Stuart Pearce has revealed he is prepared to block Sylvain Distin's departure from Manchester City.
Tottenham link rubbished by Ajax defender (Aug 22, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Ajax defender Zdenek Grygera has distanced himself from speculation linking him with a move to Tottenham, who face Sheffield United at White Hart Lane tonight.
Mullin the hero as Stanley chop down Forest (Aug 21, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Paul Mullin made sure Accrington's fairy tale continued as his second-half strike ensured a memorable 1-0 win over Nottingham Forest in the Carling Cup first round.
Smith happy after smooth return for Man Utd (Aug 21, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Alan Smith declared himself extremely satisfied after completing his first public appearance since the horrific double leg break he suffered at Liverpool last February.
Round-up: Norwich want right price for McKenzie (Aug 21, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Norwich boss Nigel Worthington has warned Coventry that Leon McKenzie will only leave the Canaries for the right price.
O'Neill runs the rule over former charge Agathe (Aug 21, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Former Celtic utility player Didier Agathe is training with Aston Villa as Martin O'Neill continues his search to bring in new players before the transfer window closes.
Terry issues warning to Chelsea's rivals (Aug 21, 2006 11:00 GMT)
John Terry has warned Chelsea's Premiership rivals that the champions have lost none of their desire as they chase a hat-trick of titles.
How not to shop (Aug 21, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Norman Hubbard asks if 'Big Sam' is to blame for the dearth of transfer activity at Bolton.
Styles penalty excuse 'rubbish', insists Unsworth (Aug 21, 2006 11:00 GMT)
David Unsworth has accused referee Rob Styles of making excuses for the error that marred Sheffield United's return to the Premiership.
Le Tallec joins Sochaux on loan from Liverpool (Aug 21, 2006 11:00 GMT)
French striker Anthony Le Tallec has joined Sochaux on loan from Liverpool, the Ligue 1 club said on Monday.
Blackburn appeal against Todd red card (Aug 21, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Blackburn have submitted a claim for wrongful dismissal with the Football Association in relation to Andy Todd's sending-off at Portsmouth on Saturday.
Visa issues delay Trabelsi's Man City debut (Aug 21, 2006 11:00 GMT)
New Manchester City signing Hatem Trabelsi will miss Wednesday's Premiership encounter with Portsmouth at Eastlands.
Harry faces tough battle for £11m rated Muntari (Aug 21, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Portsmouth, still buoyant after their 3-0 opening day win over Blackburn, could be deflated by losing out on another top transfer target in their battle to complete a record-breaking move for Ghana mi
Boro injury blow as Arca sidelined for three weeks (Aug 21, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Middlesbrough new signing Julio Arca is out for three weeks with a broken foot.
Fenerbahce drag heels on Anelka Bolton deal (Aug 21, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Bolton's attempts to seal a deal for Nicolas Anelka to make his Premiership return are being thwarted by Turkish club Fenerbahce.
Buck riposte to 'rude and insulting' Bates tirade (Aug 21, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck has revealed why the champions felt the need to lodge an official complaint about his predecessor Ken Bates.
Belgravia Group confirm possible Toon takeover (Aug 21, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Newcastle chairman Freddy Shepherd is expected to resist any takeover bid by the Jersey-based Belgravia Group - who have confirmed they are looking into a potential deal on Monday.
In form Rooney 'devastated' by three-game ban (Aug 21, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Wayne Rooney admits he has been left devastated by the prospect of missing Manchester United's next three matches after the Red Devils striker scored twice in Sunday's 5-1 hammering of Fulham.
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Chelsea complete Boulahrouz transfer (Aug 20, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Chelsea complete signing of Holland international Khalid Boulahrouz from Hamburg.
Anelka ready to sign for Bolton Wanderers (Aug 20, 2006 11:00 GMT)
France striker Nicolas Anelka was quoted as saying he was hoping to sign for Premier League side Bolton Wanderers in the next few days.
Team of the Week (Aug 20, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Jon Carter takes a look at the best performers from the first weekend in Team of the Week.
United make statement of intent (Aug 20, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Richard Jolly visits Old Trafford to witness Ronaldo and Rooney renew their friendship.
Newcastle to consider possible takeover bid (Aug 20, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Newcastle could be the latest Premiership club to be the subject of a takeover battle. A Jersey-based investment company, Belgravia Group, have reportedly made an approach to buy the north-east club.
Rooney threatens sponsor strike over FA ban (Aug 20, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has threatened to withdraw all co-operation with the Football Association's commercial programmes in response to the three-match ban he was handed last week.
Liverpool fail to send out the right message (Aug 19, 2006 11:00 GMT)
The Insider was at Bramall Lane as Liverpool did little to suggest a title bid is in the offing.
Premiership round-up (Aug 19, 2006 11:00 GMT)
ESPNSoccernet's Jon Carter rounds up all of the action from the opening fixtures of the 2006/07 Premiership season.
Villarreal to keep Senna after United delay (Aug 19, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Villarreal president Fernando Roig said midfielder Marcos Senna will remain at the club after Manchester United failed to follow through their interest in the Spain international.
Coleman determined to take stand over Malbranque (Aug 19, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Chris Coleman insists the need to make a stand against player power means Steed Malbranque will never appear for Fulham again - even though it could spell the end of his own career at Craven Cottage.
Jagielka signs new contract with Blades (Aug 19, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Phil Jagielka has signed a new three-year contract with Sheffield United.
Emerton signs new deal at Blackburn (Aug 19, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Blackburn manager Mark Hughes has expressed his delight after Brett Emerton snubbed the chance to leave Ewood Park. The Australian wide midfielder has signed a new four-year contract with Rovers.
How they'll finish... maybe (Aug 18, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Jon Carter assesses the forthcoming Premiership season and predicts where each time could finish next May.
O'Neill facing race against time for new signings (Aug 18, 2006 11:00 GMT)
New Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neill admits he is facing a race against time to strengthen his squad before the transfer window shuts at the end of this month.
Feyenoord's Kuyt completes switch to Liverpool (Aug 18, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Liverpool have completed the signing of striker Dirk Kuyt from Feyenoord and could hand him a debut in the opening match of the Premiership season.
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Pompey sign striker Kanu on one-year deal (Aug 17, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Portsmouth have made Kanu their fifth summer signing after the striker agreed to a one-year-deal at Fratton Park.
Chelsea file disrepute complaint against Bates (Aug 17, 2006 11:00 GMT)
English champions Chelsea have filed a complaint with the Football Association against former owner Ken Bates, accusing him of bringing the game into disrepute.
Open season (Aug 17, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Jon Carter looks ahead to the opening day of the new Premiership season.
Gallas restates determination to quit Chelsea (Aug 17, 2006 11:00 GMT)
William Gallas has reiterated his desire to leave Premiership champions Chelsea, according to reports in France.
Liverpool close in on Feyenoord striker Kuyt (Aug 17, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Liverpool are poised to sign Holland striker Dirk Kuyt from Feyenoord after agreeing a fee for the 26-year-old.
Ashton advice key in Green's Hammers move (Aug 17, 2006 11:00 GMT)
West Ham striker Dean Ashton helped to convince his old Norwich team-mate Robert Green that his future lies at Upton Park.
Hargreaves closing in on Man Utd move? (Aug 17, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Owen Hargreaves has refused to rule out the possibility of a move to Manchester United. The midfielder confirmed earlier this week that he was closer to leaving Bayern Munich for the Premiership than
Lehmann blames boots for injury problems (Aug 17, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Arsenal goalkeeper Jens Lehmann has revealed he played through 'massive pain' at the World Cup and has still not fully recovered going into the new Premiership season.
Hargreaves to hold showdown talks with Bayern (Aug 17, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Owen Hargreaves is to hold talks with Bayern Munich in the next few days to reiterate his desire to sign for Manchester United, according to the player's agent.
Toure confident of catching Chelsea (Aug 16, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Arsenal defender Kolo Toure is confident Arsene Wenger's young Gunners will be a force to be reckoned with next season.
Kabba injury blow for Sheffield United (Aug 16, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Sheffield United striker Steven Kabba has been ruled out of the Premiership newcomers' opening game against Liverpool on Saturday with a hamstring injury.
West Ham boss 'delighted' with Green deal (Aug 16, 2006 11:00 GMT)
West Ham complete the signing of goalkeeper Robert Green from Norwich in a deal worth up to £2million.
Roeder 'working hard' to win Kuyt race (Aug 16, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Newcastle United boss Glenn Roeder has admitted he faces competition if he is to bring Dutch striker Dirk Kuyt to St James' Park. Roeder will be in Dublin on Wednesday to watch the Holland hitman.
McFadden signs four-year Everton contract (Aug 16, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Everton striker James McFadden is relishing the challenge of fighting Andy Johnson and James Beattie for a first-team place this season.
The boy done well (Aug 16, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Cesc Fabregas is on course to develop into the complete package, says Jose Palmas.
Distin exit to spark Man City recruitment drive (Aug 16, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Man City boss Stuart Pearce must move quickly if he is to replace Middlesbrough-bound Sylvain Distin and avert a defensive crisis ahead of Sunday's Premiership opener at Chelsea.
Lerner hasn't won Villa battle yet, insists rival (Aug 15, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Randy Lerner's bid to take over Aston Villa may not be as straightforward as it first seemed after the man fronting a rival consortium pledged to continue the battle for the club.
Djourou determined to stake Arsenal claim (Aug 15, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Young Arsenal defender Johan Djourou intends to make the most of any first-team opportunities which come his way next season.
Man City accept Boro offer for Distin (Aug 15, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Middlesbrough are discussing personal terms with Manchester City defender Sylvain Distin after having an offer for the Frenchman accepted.
Rooney and Scholes lose red card appeals (Aug 15, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Manchester United have lost their appeals against the red cards handed out to Wayne Rooney and Paul Scholes during the pre-season tournament in Amsterdam.
Injured Ashton out until November (Aug 15, 2006 11:00 GMT)
West Ham striker Dean Ashton is expected to be out until mid-November after suffering a broken ankle during an England training session. It is a bitter blow for the 22-year-old, who would have made hi
Heroes and Villans (Aug 15, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Dominic Raynor investigates if Randy Lerner really is the saviour Aston Villa hope he is.
Pompey still pushing to sign free agent Kanu (Aug 15, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Portsmouth are still trying to push through a deal to sign Kanu and avoid starting the season with just one fit striker.
Bromby signs new three-year Blades deal (Aug 15, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Sheffield United defender Leigh Bromby has signed a new three-year deal with the Premiership newcomers.
The missing link (Aug 15, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Dimitar Berbatov may not be the new Stoichkov but he is Spurs' new hope, says Nick Bidwell
Ashton out until November after ankle break (Aug 15, 2006 11:00 GMT)
West Ham striker Dean Ashton is expected to be out until mid-November after suffering a broken ankle during an England training session.
Ballack winning fitness battle for season opener (Aug 15, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Chelsea midfielder Michael Ballack is winning his fitness battle ahead of Sunday's Premiership opener against Manchester City.
Hargreaves reiterates desire to play in Premiership (Aug 15, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Owen Hargreaves has invited Premiership clubs to sign him before the transfer window closes, believing a move would boost his hopes of cementing a place in Steve McClaren's plans.
Reyes moves closer to Real Madrid transfer (Aug 15, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Jose Antonio Reyes appears to be edging closer to a move from Arsenal to Real Madrid, describing the potential transfer as a 'dream that I have to realise'.
Villa set to offer O'Neill contract extension (Aug 15, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Aston Villa manager Martin O'Neill is to be offered 'the longest managerial contract in the Premiership' if American billionaire Randy Lerner's £62.6million takeover goes through.
Focus on the defence (Aug 14, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Norman Hubbard investigates if the solution to Arsenal's defensive woe is already at Highbury.
Ellis on way out as Villa agree deal with Lerner (Aug 14, 2006 11:00 GMT)
American billionaire Randy Lerner is poised to take over Aston Villa after the club announced they had accepted the terms of his offer - which values the Midlands outfit at £62.6million.
Misery for the Magpies? (Aug 14, 2006 11:00 GMT)
It's going to a be a long hard season for Newcastle United, predicts Phil Holland.
The exuberance of youth (Aug 14, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Dominic Raynor says Watford are unlikely to beat the bookies and stay up.
Rafa's finished article? (Aug 14, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Phil Holland assess the title aspirations of Rafa's Benitez's Liverpool.
Can Coppell master escapology? (Aug 14, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Phil Holland considers the Premiership chances of new boys Reading.
Fulham craving success (Aug 14, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Jon Carter warns Fulham to avoid last season's mistakes.
Blackburn dream of reliving glory days (Aug 14, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Jon Carter dares to dream of a bright season for Blackburn.
Money can't buy happiness (Aug 14, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Jon Carter says Chelsea's 'family' have been forced to say hello to the Uncle nobody likes.
Addicks regime change (Aug 14, 2006 11:00 GMT)
After nearly 15 years of Alan Curbishley the wind of change is blowing through The Valley, says Dominic Raynor
Big Sam aims for more of the same (Aug 14, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Jon Carter expects more of the same from Bolton this season.
Moyes sets new goal (Aug 14, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Dominic Raynor predicts an end to Everton's goal drought.
Warnock's chance finally arrives (Aug 14, 2006 11:00 GMT)
John Brewin welcomes Neil Warnock to the Premiership, though fears for the flashing Blades of Sheffield United.
Bargain signings strengthen City hopes (Aug 14, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Some astute signings should be able to save Manchester City from a season of struggle, says John Brewin.
United front masks deficiencies (Aug 14, 2006 11:00 GMT)
No Ruud, no Roy and little overall spend. Can Sir Alex Ferguson conjure a miracle? John Brewin has his doubts.
Redknapp's chance of further redemption (Aug 14, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Portsmouth have Russian cash to spend and Harry Redknapp is the ideal man to spend it, says Jon Carter.
New beginnings for stagnant Villa (Aug 14, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Martin O'Neill has brought new optimism to Aston Villa, for whom Jon Carter sees the summer of 2006 as a true watershed.
Wenger prepares for new era (Aug 14, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Arsenal have a new home but more importantly a familiar face in the forward line. Dale Johnson assesses the Gunners' hopes and aspirations.
Spurs out to banish Champions League woe (Aug 14, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Dale Johnson considers Tottenham's chances of breaking into the top four in the Premiership - and a place in the Champions League.
Pardew out to build on impressive return (Aug 14, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Few expected West Ham to have such a successful top flight return but, as Dale Johnson explains, they could find it more difficult second time around.
Southgate out to prove doubters wrong (Aug 14, 2006 11:00 GMT)
New Middlesbrough Gareth Southgate could have his work cut out if he is to have a smooth transition into management, explains Dale Johnson.
Latics facing tricky second term (Aug 14, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Dale Johnson questions Wigan's ability to recreate the heroics of 2005/06 as the rest of the Premiership gets used to their style.
Big Sam fumes over international calendar (Aug 13, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Sam Allardyce is incensed that international fixtures have been scheduled in the opening week of the Premiership season.
Liverpool want to keep Gerrard for life - Parry (Aug 13, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Liverpool chief executive Rick Parry says the club would like Steven Gerrard to stay at Anfield for life.
Defoe on target in Tottenham friendly win (Aug 12, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Jermain Defoe celebrated his recall to the England squad with a goal in Tottenham's victory over Spanish side Real Sociedad..
Moyes unflustered by Johnson's latest blank (Aug 12, 2006 11:00 GMT)
David Moyes insists he is not concerned that £8.5million record signing Andrew Johnson has yet to score for his new club.
Big Sam still eyeing new recruits for Bolton (Aug 12, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Bolton manager Sam Allardyce is looking to bring in another three players before the transfer window closes with one of his prospective new signings possibly on board as early as next week.
Rooney could miss Man Utd's season opener (Aug 12, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Sir Alex Ferguson has admitted Wayne Rooney faces a race to be fit for next Sunday's Premiership opener against Fulham.
Shield has pre-season feeling for Lampard (Aug 12, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Frank Lampard admits tomorrow's FA Community Shield against Liverpool at the Millennium Stadium will still have something of a pre-season feel to it as Chelsea step up their preparations for the new c
Sweden keeper Isaksson joins Man City - Report (Aug 12, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Sweden goalkeeper Andreas Isaksson has signed a three-year contract with English Premier League club Manchester City, Swedish public television SVT reported on Saturday.
Mourinho's mind games begin (Aug 12, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Jose Mourinho believes Liverpool could suffer a confidence blow if they fail to beat his '50%' Chelsea team in tomorrow's Community Shield at the Millennium Stadium.
We know we can match Chelsea - Benitez (Aug 12, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Rafael Benitez sends his Liverpool side into battle with Chelsea in Sunday's Community Shield in Cardiff convinced they are better equipped now to give the Champions a run for their masses of money th
We won't be mugged on transfers - Fergie (Aug 12, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Sir Alex Ferguson has insisted Manchester United will not be taken for mugs in the transfer market.
Everton's Hibbert struck down by rare illness (Aug 11, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Everton full-back Tony Hibbert will miss the start of the Premiership season after being struck down with a rare illness.
Mourinho promises a new, attacking Chelsea (Aug 11, 2006 11:00 GMT)
In an exclusive interview with ESPNSoccernet Press Pass Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed he will adopt a more attacking approach this season to accommodate his new stars.
Kuszczak signs four-year Man United deal (Aug 11, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Manchester United chief executive David Gill has confirmed Tomasz Kuszczak has signed a four-year contract with the Old Trafford club. The 24-year-old had initially signed on loan.
Goalkeeper James completes Pompey switch (Aug 11, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Portsmouth have complete signing of goalkeeper David James from Manchester City for £1.2million. The 36-year-old goalkeeper passed a medical and agreed terms on Friday.
City boss Pearce happy with Distin situation (Aug 11, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Stuart Pearce has admitted he would be happy to see Sylvain Distin enter the final year of his contract without reaching agreement on a new one. The French defender has so far refused to sign.
Campbell ready for new start at Pompey (Aug 11, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Sol Campbell is ready to kick off his new career with Portsmouth in a specially-arranged friendly next week and insists: 'I'm still ambitious and I've come to a special club.'
Rooney makes Man Utd title pledge (Aug 11, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Wayne Rooney insists Manchester United can snatch the Premier League title back from Chelsea.
City accept Portsmouth bid for James (Aug 10, 2006 16:00 GMT)
Manchester City have confirmed they have accepted an offer from Portsmouth for goalkeeper David James.
Hammer blow for injured Etherington (Aug 10, 2006 11:00 GMT)
West Ham are set to be without Matthew Etherington for the first three games of the new Premiership season after the winger damaged his knee in training.
Rooney makes peace with Ronaldo (Aug 10, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Wayne Rooney admits he was 'disappointed' by Manchester United team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo's actions during the controversial World Cup semi-final between England and Portugal but has forgiven him.
Villarreal's Senna keen on United switch (Aug 10, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Villarreal midfielder Marcos Senna is hoping to complete a move to Manchester United although he would be content to stay at the Primera Liga side.
Burley issues 'hands off Bale' warning (Aug 10, 2006 11:00 GMT)
George Burley has warned the Premiership vultures to keep their hands off Southampton starlet Gareth Bale after the teenager scored his second wonder-goal in four days.
'Spiked' Van der Meyde fined by Everton (Aug 10, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Andy van der Meyde has been fined by Everton for breaking club rules by going out in Liverpool on Sunday night.
Wigan need FIFA nod to complete Webster deal (Aug 10, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Wigan have confirmed their intention to sign Scotland defender Andy Webster from Hearts - but the deal will need FIFA's ratification before it can be concluded.
Capello restates Real interest in Reyes (Aug 10, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Real Madrid coach Fabio Capello has said he would be delighted if his club can reach an agreement with Arsenal to sign Spain forward Jose Antonio Reyes.
Roeder sends warning to Newcastle defence (Aug 10, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Newcastle boss Glenn Roeder has told his side they must cut out the defensive errors if they are to avoid another European embarrassment against Latvian league leaders Ventspils tonight.
Man Utd announce huge season-ticket sales (Aug 10, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Manchester United have defied their critics by recording massive season-ticket sales for the coming campaign. It is reported that 64,000 tickets have been sold ahead of Sunday evening's deadline.
Pompey encouraged to bid for wantaway James (Aug 10, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Stuart Pearce has challenged cash-rich Portsmouth to make Manchester City an offer they cannot refuse for want-away goalkeeper David James.
Man Utd to appeal Rooney, Scholes bans (Aug 10, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Manchester United have until Friday to appeal against likely three-match Premier League bans for Wayne Rooney and Paul Scholes.
Cole's Chelsea move stalls over £25m price (Aug 10, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Jose Mourinho has told Arsenal to lower their asking price if they want to sell Ashley Cole
Addicks add Costa Rica star to their ranks (Aug 9, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Charlton have signed Costa Rica winger Christian Bolanos on a one-year loan from Deportivo Saprissa.
Chelsea call off chase for Gunner Cole (Aug 9, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Chelsea have ruled out signing Arsenal left-back Ashley Cole 'in the current circumstances' after claiming the asking price is too high. Arsenal have reportedly asked for £25million.
United ready to appeal Rooney, Scholes cards (Aug 9, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Manchester United have already declared their intention to appeal against the charges which could land Wayne Rooney and Paul Scholes with three-match Premiership bans.
Jose rules out new swoop after Crespo exit (Aug 9, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Jose Mourinho insists he has no plans to rush out and replace Hernan Crespo with another striker.
Valencia to make quick debut for Wigan (Aug 9, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Wigan manager Paul Jewell is hoping to hand a debut to new winger Luis Antonio Valencia in Saturday's final pre-season friendly with Vitesse Arnhem.
Spurs deny interest in Inter forward Martins (Aug 9, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Tottenham Hotspur have no interest in signing Inter Milan's want-away striker Obafemi Martins despite consistent speculation linking the Nigerian with a move to White Hart Lane.
Hammers defender Pantsil granted work permit (Aug 9, 2006 11:00 GMT)
West Ham's Ghanaian international right-back John Pantsil has been granted a work permit.
Villa's Laursen 'happy' with comeback progress (Aug 9, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Martin Laursen is confident he will be in contention for Aston Villa's opening Premiership clash with Arsenal.
Chelsea winger Cole set for rapid recovery (Aug 9, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Chelsea coach Steve Clarke has confirmed that Joe Cole looks set for a rapid recovery from his knee injury.
Reyes hoping bench spot signals Arsenal exit (Aug 9, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Arsenal forward Jose Antonio Reyes is hoping that Arsene Wenger's decision to leave him on the bench for Tuesday's Champions League qualifier against Dinamo Zagreb will clear the way for a move to Rea
Allardyce delighted by Lee England snub (Aug 9, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Sam Allardyce believes the departure of his assistant Sammy Lee from England duty can only benefit Bolton.
Moyes tips Arteta to impress this season (Aug 9, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Everton manager David Moyes has backed Mikel Arteta to be one of the Premiership's leading players next season because of the strength of the Spaniard's all-round game.
Harry plans more spending despite Sol capture (Aug 9, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Portsmouth manager Harry Redknapp is set to push through at least two more transfer deals ahead of the new season after Sol Campbell's move to Fratton Park was confirmed.
Henry unhappy at possible exit of 'best asset' Cole (Aug 9, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Thierry Henry believes losing Ashley Cole would be a second massive blow to Arsenal in as many summers as the defender looks ever more likely to join Chelsea.
Ronaldo on target for United (Aug 8, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Sir Alex Ferguson praised Cristiano Ronaldo for the way he handled his first Manchester United outing since his World Cup controversies.
Mourinho grows impatient over Cole deal (Aug 8, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has urged Arsenal to make up their minds about the potential transfer of Ashley Cole before the end of the week.
United close in on Kuszczak (Aug 8, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Manchester United are on the brink of completing the signing of goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak from West Brom.
Campbell completes Portsmouth deal (Aug 8, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Portsmouth manager Harry Redknapp is confident of following up the high-profile capture of Sol Campbell with more fresh faces before the start of the new season.
Charlton sign Faye and Traore for £4m (Aug 8, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Charlton boss Iain Dowie completed a £4million double swoop for Djimi Traore and Amdy Faye - and insisted his spending was not yet over.
Mido set to return to White Hart Lane? (Aug 8, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Tottenham are maintaining a diplomatic silence over speculation that Roma striker Mido was returning to the club on permanent basis.
Downing denies Spurs move (Aug 8, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Stewart Downing has brushed aside speculation linking him with a move to Tottenham by insisting he wants to stay at Middlesbrough.
Hammers, Black Cats swap Clarke for Macca (Aug 8, 2006 11:00 GMT)
West Ham have signed Northern Ireland defender George McCartney from Sunderland - with Clive Clarke heading in the opposite direction.
Mellberg hands in Swedish captain's armband (Aug 8, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Olof Mellberg is quitting as captain of Sweden to concentrate on his career at Aston Villa under new manager Martin O'Neill.
Ronaldo to return for United at Oxford? (Aug 8, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Cristiano Ronaldo seems set to make his pre-season bow for Manchester United at Oxford tonight.
Villarreal tell United to name Senna price (Aug 8, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Villarreal will allow midfielder Marcos Senna to move to Manchester United as long as the English side make a good enough offer for the Spain international.
'Zagreb appearance would wreck Reyes move' (Aug 8, 2006 11:00 GMT)
If Spain forward Jose Antonio Reyes plays in Arsenal's Champions League third round qualifier against Dinamo Zagreb it could torpedo a possible move to Real Madrid.
Harry has shaken hands on Sol deal (Aug 8, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Portsmouth manager Harry Redknapp is hoping to conclude his chase for a world-class defender today by signing Sol Campbell.
Crespo-to-Inter deal saves Chelsea £10m (Aug 8, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Chelsea will save £10million over two years if Hernan Crespo sees out the remainder of his Blues career with Inter Milan. Crespo left Chelsea on a two-year loan deal.
Doug confirms takeover to Stock Exchange (Aug 8, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Aston Villa chairman Doug Ellis has confirmed talks are ongoing regarding a possible takeover of the club.
Borgetti still at Bolton after Saudi deal collapses (Aug 8, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Jared Borgetti will join Bolton on their pre-season tour of Spain after failing to agree personal terms with Saudi Arabian club Al Ittihad.
O'Neill in showdown with wantaway players (Aug 8, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Aston Villa manager Martin O'Neill is set to meet with a want-away quartet of players over the next few days as he prepares for the new season.
Ramos keen on Reyes Real Madrid switch (Aug 7, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos wants his friend and Spain colleague Jose Antonio Reyes to join him at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Mutiny at the Bridge? (Aug 7, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Roman Abramovich's money can't seem to buy happiness at Chelsea, says Norman Hubbard.
'It will take time to win back Villa fans' - O'Neill (Aug 7, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Martin O'Neill has insisted it will 'take time' to win back all the Aston Villa supporters disillusioned with recent events at the midlands club.
Solskjaer recall for Norway irks Sir Alex (Aug 7, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Manchester United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could find himself in conflict with Sir Alex Ferguson after being recalled to the Norway squad for the friendly against Brazil in Oslo on August 16.
Crespo proud to be back at Internazionale (Aug 7, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Hernan Crespo has left Premiership champions Chelsea on a free transfer to join Inter Milan in a two-year deal. The striker has signed a two-year contract until June 30, 2008.
Wenger surprised as Campbell opts for Pompey (Aug 7, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Portsmouth are closing in on the first of three major signings with Sol Campbell undergoing a medical ahead of a proposed move to Fratton Park.
Barry keen to work under O'Neill (Aug 7, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Gareth Barry has followed skipper Olof Mellberg in indicating he is willing to pledge his future to Aston Villa following Martin O'Neill's appointment as manager.
Borgetti set to swap Bolton for Saudi Arabia (Aug 7, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Bolton have accepted a bid from Saudi Arabia club Al Ittihad for striker Jared Borgetti.
Charlton close in on Newcastle's Faye (Aug 7, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Charlton are closing in on Newcastle midfielder Amady Faye.
Everton star hospitalised after 'spiked drink' (Aug 7, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Everton's Dutch midfielder Andy van der Meyde is being treated in hospital after being taken ill in the early hours of Monday.
Mellberg set to sign new Villa contract (Aug 7, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Aston Villa skipper Olof Mellberg is ready to commit himself to the club following the appointment of Martin O'Neill as manager.
Giggs ready to deputise for injured Carrick (Aug 7, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Ryan Giggs is ready to answer another midfield SOS call from Manchester United. When Sir Alex Ferguson found his squad decimated at the end of last season, he turned to Giggs to help stabilise the sit
Wenger wants Cole future decided this week (Aug 7, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Arsene Wenger wants Ashley Cole's future sorted out 'one way or the other' within a week.
Southgate suffers another pre-season loss (Aug 6, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Gareth Southgate suffered more pre-season disappointment as his strong Middlesbrough side slipped to a third successive defeat on their continental tour.
Pearce blasts defenders after friendly defeat (Aug 6, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Stuart Pearce was critical of the defensive performance of his Manchester City side after the Eastlands club lost 4-3 against Japanese side Kashima Antlers in their final game of the Shanghai Internat
Boothroyd adds Shittu to Hornets squad (Aug 6, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Watford manager Aidy Boothroyd has hailed the 'hunger' of new signing Danny Shittu after the defender completed his move from Queens Park Rangers.
Pompey in for keeper James (Aug 6, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Manchester City boss Stuart Pearce has confirmed the club have received an approach from Portsmouth for England goalkeeper David James.
Mourinho expresses fears over Joe Cole injury (Aug 6, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho fears Joe Cole may have damaged knee ligaments in their 1-0 defeat to the MLS All-Stars. The winger left the action clutching his right knee.
Solskjaer urged to forget playing for Norway (Aug 6, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Sir Alex Ferguson has urged Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to forget any notion of reviving his international career.
Injured Carrick to be out for 'three weeks' (Aug 6, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed he expects £18.6million signing Michael Carrick to be out of action for at least three weeks after sustaining ankle ligament damage in Saturday night's win over Ajax.
Rooney wants to become a United veteran (Aug 6, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Wayne Rooney wants to follow in the footsteps of Manchester United veterans Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs by staying at the club 'as long as they have'.
Jose angry at CL seeding, SWP staying on (Aug 5, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has branded UEFA's criteria to put his team among the Champions League second seeds as 'silly'.
Ellis hopes Villa deal will be done soon (Aug 5, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Doug Ellis is hopeful that an Aston Villa takeover will be completed 'in weeks rather than months'. The Villa chairman is delighted to have landed Martin O'Neill as manager.
O'Neill Villa era begins with Hannover draw (Aug 5, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Aston Villa started the Martin O'Neill era with a goalless draw against Hannover in Germany.
Spurs draw pre-season friendly with Dortmund (Aug 5, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Tottenham played out a 1-1 draw with Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund in Germany.
Reyes denies desire for Real Madrid move (Aug 5, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Arsenal winger Jose Antonio Reyes has again denied looking for a move to Real Madrid.
Rooney and Scholes to miss season openers? (Aug 5, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Manchester United's hopes of making a flying start to the season look like being left to the mercy of the FA after the sendings off of Paul Scholes and Wayne Rooney in Holland.
Mourinho: No takers for wantaway Gallas (Aug 5, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is willing to work with William Gallas again and revealed that no club has yet tabled a bid for the defender.
O'Neill's back in business (Aug 4, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Twenty years ago Martin O'Neill was selling insurance - now Aston Villa are entrusting him with producing the right policy to lead the midlands club out of the doldrums.
Villa confirm O'Neill coup (Aug 4, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Aston Villa have confirmed Martin O'Neill as their new manager.
US star Onyewu turns down Middlesbrough offer (Aug 4, 2006 11:00 GMT)
USA international Oguchi Onyewu has turned down an offer from Middlesbrough, preferring instead to stay at Belgian club Standard Liege.
Liverpool's Barragan completes Depor switch (Aug 4, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Antonio Barragan has completed his £675,000 move from Liverpool to Deportivo La Coruna.
Vargas sold on Portsmouth thanks to Solano (Aug 4, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Peruvian defender Juan Vargas is close to completing a £1.6m move to Portsmouth - with a glowing recommendation from his international team-mate, Newcastle's Nolberto Solano.
Pique moves to Zaragoza on loan (Aug 4, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Real Zaragoza have taken Manchester United defender Gerard Pique on loan for the next Primera Liga season, the two clubs said on Friday.
Injured Nelsen to miss Rovers pre-season tour (Aug 4, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Blackburn defender Ryan Nelsen will not join the rest of the team on their pre-season tour of Holland and Germany due to injury.
Tuesday to make or break Reyes Real move? (Aug 4, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Spain forward Jose Antonio Reyes has said he hopes to clear a move to Real Madrid before Arsenal play their Champions League third qualifying round match against Dinamo Zagreb on Tuesday.
Roeder remains calm over Toon striker crisis (Aug 4, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Glenn Roeder is refusing to panic about Newcastle's striker crisis even though the Premiership's big kick-off is just two weeks away.
Tottenham target Blackburn's Neill (Aug 4, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Tottenham's search for a right-back has homed in on Blackburn's Australian star Lucas Neill after chairman Daniel Levy ended the club's interest in Wigan defender Pascal Chimbonda.
Pearce keen for more new faces at Man City (Aug 4, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Manchester City manager Stuart Pearce is hoping to make further additions to his squad ahead of the Premiership season despite already bringing in five new faces to Eastlands this summer.
West Brom stand firm over keeper Kuszczak (Aug 4, 2006 11:00 GMT)
West Brom chairman Jeremy Peace has insisted they will not sell goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak to Manchester United 'unless the deal suits us' after rejecting a £2.5million bid for the Poland internationa
Ruud couldn't handle being dropped - Ferguson (Aug 4, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson said he sold striker Ruud van Nistelrooy to Real Madrid because the Dutchman could not deal with being dropped.
Chimbonda 'can't see' Spurs move happening (Aug 4, 2006 11:00 GMT)
France defender Pascal Chimbonda is desperate to join Tottenham Hotspur from Wigan Athletic before the start of the Premier League season if he is to fulfil his international dreams.
O'Neill poised to become new Villa manager (Aug 4, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Aston Villa have announced a news conference for 6.30pm tonight where they are expected to confirm Martin O'Neill as their new manager.
Villa expect Friday announcement from O'Neill (Aug 3, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Martin O'Neill is set to announce on Friday whether he has decided to become Aston Villa's new manager.
Baggies reject Man Utd bid for Kuszczak (Aug 3, 2006 11:00 GMT)
West Brom have rejected a £2.5million bid from Manchester United for goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak.
Ruud paid for reaction to Carling Cup final snub (Aug 3, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Sir Alex Ferguson has cited Ruud van Nistelrooy's reaction to being dropped for last season's Carling Cup final as the major reason behind his Manchester United exit.
Bates lodges official complaint against Chelsea (Aug 3, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Ken Bates' formal complaint about his old club Chelsea's alleged 'illegal approach' landed at the Football Association today and every club in the land will watch closely as the case unfolds.
Chimbonda anger over Wigan valuation (Aug 3, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Pascal Chimbonda has accused Wigan of pricing him out of a dream move to Tottenham. 'I cannot see a deal happening now because of the money Wigan are looking for me,' he said.
Horsfield makes loan move to Leeds United (Aug 3, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Leeds have signed Sheffield United striker Geoff Horsfield on loan until Christmas with a view to a permanent move.
Psycho: My big, big club must aim for Europe (Aug 3, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Manchester City manager Stuart Pearce has set his sights on taking the club into European competition as the countdown to the Premier League season continues apace.
Tumour forces Aitken to step aside at Villa (Aug 3, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Goalkeeping coach Eric Steele will be in charge of Aston Villa's team affairs during their pre-season tour of Germany and Holland.
Pompey signal move for Peru defender Vargas (Aug 3, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Portsmouth have confirmed their interest in Peruvian defender Juan Vargas but insist a transfer is far from completion.
Empoli's Tavano to fill Toon striking gap (Aug 3, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Newcastle are set to open talks with Empoli about a move for Francesco Tavano, according to the striker's agent.
Mikel enjoying life at Stamford Bridge (Aug 3, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Mikel John Obi has expressed his relief that his dream move to Chelsea has finally become a reality.
Blades blunted by injury to new boy Davis (Aug 3, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Sheffield United's record signing Claude Davis will miss the start of the season and may not play until mid-September due to a knee cartilage injury.
Mourinho: Gallas has disrespected the family (Aug 3, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has accused rebel William Gallas of showing him and his team-mates a lack of respect.
Ballack handed rebel Gallas' no.13 shirt (Aug 3, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Chelsea midfielder Michael Ballack been given the number 13 shirt for next season, casting more doubt over the future of France international William Gallas.
McCarthy celebrates landing in the Premiership (Aug 3, 2006 11:00 GMT)
New Blackburn signing Benni McCarthy has criticised former club Porto for constantly blocking his ambitions to play in the Premier League.
Consortiums to join forces in Villa takeover? (Aug 3, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Two of the consortiums interested in buying Aston Villa may join forces to try and win the takeover battle.
Villa takeover rivals may unite to gain control (Aug 2, 2006 11:00 GMT)
The consortia headed by Michael Neville and Nicholas Padfield QC are considering joining forces in the battle to take control of Aston Villa.
Chelsea stay silent over Bates' claims (Aug 2, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Chelsea insist they will not be making any comment on the move by Ken Bates to report his former club to football's authorities over the Premiership outfit's approaches to three Leeds players.
Robben limps out of training with twisted ankle (Aug 2, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Arjen Robben gave Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho a scare today when he hobbled out of training with what looked like a twisted ankle.
Carrick fee was fair, say Man United (Aug 2, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson said on Wednesday that his club had paid a fair price for England midfielder Michael Carrick.
Reading make club record £3.5m bid for Mensah (Aug 2, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Reading manager Steve Coppell has confirmed they have made a club record bid for Rennes centre-back John Mensah.
McCarthy vows to fire Rovers into top four (Aug 2, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Confident Benni McCarthy has vowed to fire the goals to take Blackburn into the Premiership's top four.
Sir Alex: We were interested in signing Vieira (Aug 2, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has admitted he expressed an interest in signing Patrick Vieira
Bates reports Chelsea over 'tap-up' (Aug 2, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Leeds chairman Ken Bates has called for Chelsea to have points deducted or be banned from playing in Europe after reporting the Premiership champions to the Football Association for allegedly poaching
Mourinho dismisses Liverpool challenge (Aug 2, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Jose Mourinho claims Manchester United and Arsenal pose a bigger threat to Chelsea's Premiership crown than Liverpool.
Gunners trio to miss start of season (Aug 2, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Arsenal are set to be without injured Gael Clichy (foot), Philippe Senderos (shoulder) and Abou Diaby (ankle) for the first six weeks of the season, manager Arsene Wenger has revealed.
Charlton pleased to see Ronaldo back at United (Aug 2, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Sir Bobby Charlton is convinced Cristiano Ronaldo will not regret returning to Manchester United - despite having to face the boo boys for his antics against england in the World Cup.
Benitez sticks with struggling youngster Hobbs (Aug 2, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Teenage star Jack Hobbs will emerge from his searching examination during Liverpool's pre-season a better player, claims boss Rafael Benitez.
Israel concerns after Reds defeat in Zurich (Aug 1, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Peter Crouch has made it clear Liverpool's stars do not want to set foot inside Israel to play their Champions League qualifier against Maccabi Haifa in Tel Aviv on either August 22 or 23.
Charlton warns Ronaldo about boo-boys (Aug 1, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Sir Bobby Charlton has warned Cristiano Ronaldo he faces a barrage of abuse during the opening weeks of the new season.
Stayaway Gallas in showdown with Chelsea (Aug 1, 2006 11:00 GMT)
William Gallas is in trouble with Chelsea after the club confirmed the player had not reported back for pre-season training. The London club could fine him for his conduct.
Vieira on way to Inter, insists Moratti (Aug 1, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Patrick Vieira will complete his move to Inter Milan on Wednesday, according to the club's owner Massimo Moratti.
Shorey signs new three-year Reading deal (Aug 1, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Reading left-back Nicky Shorey has signed a new three-year contract after helping the Royals win their place in the Premiership.
West Ham sign Hapoel defender Pantsil (Aug 1, 2006 11:00 GMT)
West Ham have announced the £1million signing of Ghana's World Cup right-back John Pantsil from Israeli club Hapoel Tel Aviv - subject to Pantsil being granted a work permit.
Wigan complete signing of full-back Boyce (Aug 1, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Wigan confirm signing of Crystal Palace defender Emerson Boyce on a four-year deal.
Flood heading to Cardiff (Aug 1, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Manchester City are on the brink of selling their third academy product of the summer.
Fulham defender Elliot to miss start of season (Aug 1, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Fulham's New Zealand defender Simon Elliott could miss the start of the season after damaging a calf muscle during the club's pre-season tour of Austria.
Villa step up move for O'Neill (Aug 1, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Aston Villa are closer to appointing Martin O'Neill as David O'Leary's successor with chairman Doug Ellis keen to bring in the Irishman before the pre-season tour of Germany and Holland gets underway
Arsenal's Reyes still courting Real Madrid move (Aug 1, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Arsenal's Spain forward Jose Antonio Reyes has said if Real Madrid made an offer for him it would be difficult to say 'no', Spanish paper AS reported on Tuesday.
Man City rubbish Distin Boro link (Aug 1, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Manchester City have rejected suggestions they have given captain Sylvain Distin permission to talk to Middlesbrough over a potential move to the Riverside.
Laursen begins latest Aston Villa comeback (Aug 1, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Martin Laursen has started on the comeback trail for Aston Villa after nearly a year out of action.
Jewell demands full value for Chimbonda (Aug 1, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Wigan manager Paul Jewell is digging in his heels and demanding £6million for unsettled defender Pascal Chimbonda.
Wenger gets serious as Euro qualifier looms (Aug 1, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is banking on goals from all quarters as his side aim to book their place in the Champions League group stage.
Cole out to break records with Chelsea (Aug 1, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Joe Cole is being driven by a burning ambition to become part of the most successful side in the history of English football.
Carrick: Money not a factor for Man Utd move (Aug 1, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Michael Carrick has denied that money was the motivation behind his £18.6million switch from Tottenham to Manchester United.
Conversion fails as Woodward quits Saints (Aug 31, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Sir Clive Woodward's ambition to forge a career in football management appears to be over after Southampton confirmed he has stepped down from his full-time role at the club.
Yorke figurehead of familiar quintet for Keane (Aug 31, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Sunderland boss Roy Keane has signed former Manchester United team-mate Dwight Yorke from Sydney FC in a deal worth £200,000.
An uneasy alliance (Aug 30, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Kevin Palmer joins Ireland's press pack in doubting Keane and Quinn's old pals act at Sunderland.
Keane relied on 'gut feeling' to take Sunderland job (Aug 30, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Roy Keane decided to accept the manager's job at Sunderland on a gut feeling. The 35-year-old admitted as he drove to meet chairman Niall Quinn and the players on Sunday that there were still doubts i
Leagues: Leeds' Derry may need surgery (Aug 29, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Leeds midfielder Shaun Derry may be forced to have surgery after carrying a hernia problem through the 1-0 win at Sheffield Wednesday.
Fiery Keane looks to get the balance right (Aug 29, 2006 11:00 GMT)
New Sunderland boss Roy Keane has admitted he had intended to wait longer before stepping into the world of football management but when the Black Cats came calling he though 'why not?'
Quinn to back Keane in transfer scramble (Aug 29, 2006 11:00 GMT)
New Sunderland manager Roy Keane has been promised every possible assistance in his efforts to bring in new players before Thursday's transfer deadline.
Keane confirmed as new manager of Sunderland (Aug 28, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Former Manchester United captain Roy Keane has signed a three-year contract as manager of Sunderland, putting pen to paper after the side's first win of the season six games in.
Sunderland set to unveil Keane as manager (Aug 28, 2006 11:00 GMT)
New Sunderland boss Roy Keane is expected to be officially unveiled at a press conference on Tuesday.
Sunderland confirm Keane appointment (Aug 27, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Roy Keane will be confirmed as Sunderland manager following Monday's match against West Bromwich Albion after the club confirmed they have agreed terms with the Irishman.
Keane in Sunderland visit amid manager speculation (Aug 27, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Roy Keane was at Sunderland's training headquarters today amid speculation his appointment as manager is imminent.
Championship: Bluebirds soar to top of the table (Aug 26, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Goals from Joe Ledley and Paul Parry put Cardiff three points clear at the Championship summit in their top-of-the-table clash with Birmingham.
Keane set for Sunderland by the weekend (Aug 24, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Sunderland are expected to confirm Roy Keane as their new manager in time for Monday's home match against West Brom.
Quinn pledges new manager will give fans 'a lift' (Aug 23, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Sunderland chairman Niall Quinn has promised to deliver 'someone who will will give the people the lift they need' as the club looks set for a season of turmoil.
World class by the weekend? (Aug 23, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Peter Osborne takes his hat off to Niall Quinn's efforts but who is this 'world class' manager he has lined up as a replacement?
Sunderland slump to defeat- Championship review (Aug 20, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Sunderland's dismal start to the season continued as they slumped to the bottom of the Coca-Cola Championship with a 3-1 loss to promoted Southend.
Birmingham land £4million McSheffery (Aug 16, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Birmingham have signed Coventry striker Gary McSheffrey in a deal valued at £4-million.
Championship: Misery continues for Sunderland (Aug 12, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Sunderland's miserable start in the Coca-Cola Championship continued as they crashed to a 3-2 defeat against Plymouth at the Stadium of Light.
Taylor targets early season treble for Palace (Aug 12, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Crystal Palace boss Peter Taylor is looking for his team to maintain their 100% start when they host Leeds at Selhurst Park tomorrow.
Championship: Palace's winning start continues (Aug 8, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Crystal Palace came from behind to beat Southend United 3-1 on Tuesday and made it six points from two games at the start of the English second division season.
Leagues round-up: Ipswich reject Parkin bid (Aug 7, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Coventry have had a bid for striker Sam Parkin rejected by Championship rivals Ipswich, according to Town manager Jim Magilton.
Sir Bobby Robson suffers suspected stroke (Aug 6, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Former England soccer manager Bobby Robson was taken to hospital during Ipswich's second division home game with Crystal Palace on Saturday. The 73-year-old complained of feeling unwell 10 minutes int
Championship: Bendtner saves Birmingham blushes (Aug 5, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Loan signing Nicklas Bendtner spared 10-man Birmingham's blushes as they ground out a 2-1 win over Championship newcomers Colchester after having debutant Cameron Jerome sent off.
Former Toon man Elliott joins Sunderland (Aug 5, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Sunderland have handed defender Robbie Elliott an initial one-month deal at the Stadium of Light.
Leagues round-up: Viafara swaps Pompey for Saints (Aug 4, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Southampton have completed the signing of Colombian international John Viafara from south coast neighbours Portsmouth for an undisclosed fee.
Championship: Tough opener for Colchester (Aug 4, 2006 11:00 GMT)
The reality of promotion will hit home for Coca-Cola Championship newcomers Colchester tomorrow when they take on Birmingham at St Andrews.
Free agent Melchiot secures Rennes deal (Aug 3, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Former Chelsea and Birmingham defender Mario Melchiot has joined French club Rennes on a one-year contract.
English League One
Bournemouth chairman to quit ailing club (Aug 31, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Bournemouth chairman Peter Phillips has announced he is to quit the cash-strapped League One side.
Doncaster part company with manager Penney (Aug 30, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Manager Dave Penney has left Doncaster after seven years with the club.
Stanley record first league win since 1962 (Aug 12, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Accrington Stanley secured their first win in the Football League since 1962 as they overcame Barnet 2-1 at the Interlink Express Stadium this afternoon.
League One: Lions whimper after thrashing (Aug 12, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Millwall's rude introduction to life in Coca-Cola League One continued as they crashed 5-1 at Chesterfield this afternoon.
Taylor-Fletcher hits League's 500,000th goal (Aug 8, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Huddersfield winger Gary Taylor-Fletcher wrote his name into the record books tonight after scoring the 500,000th goal in English league football.
English League Two
Veteran Ince joins Wise at League Two Swindon (Aug 31, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Former England captain Paul Ince has joined League Two leaders Swindon as a player-coach.
English Worthington Cup
Carling Cup Second Round draw (Aug 26, 2006 11:00 GMT)
The draw for the second round of the League Cup.
Wrexham dump out sorry Wednesday (Aug 23, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Rampant Wrexham came away from Hillsborough with the scalp of weakened Coca-Cola Championship side Sheffield Wednesday in the first round of the Carling Cup.
Carling Cup: Bury shock Sunderland (Aug 22, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Niall Quinn's reign as Sunderland boss sinks to a new low with a 2-0 defeat at Bury in the Carling Cup first round.
On The Move - August 2006 (Aug 31, 2006 11:00 GMT)
The transfer window closed on August 31 but you can still check out the movers and shakers.
Neville backs team-mate AJ to shine for England (Aug 30, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Phil Neville believes England can reap the rewards of Everton's positive start to the Premiership season.
Rio misses England training session (Aug 30, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Rio Ferdinand missed England's first training session in the build-up to their Euro 2008 qualifiers against Andorra and Macedonia. Steve McClaren's squad were back together today in Manchester.
Former England boss Robson battling brain tumour (Aug 20, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Former England manager Bobby Robson is to have surgery to remove a brain tumour. Robson, who took England to the semi-finals of the World Cup in 1990, has said he will have the operation on Wednesday.
Kirkland family cash in on England debut (Aug 17, 2006 11:00 GMT)
The most famous betting slip in England can finally be cashed. Twelve years ago, when Eddie Kirkland wared £100 at 100-1 on son Chris to play for England, he could hardly have expected it to become a
McClaren ready to accommodate Hargreaves (Aug 15, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Steve McClaren admits the World Cup heroics of Owen Hargreaves convinced him to reshuffle the England midfield.
Terry targets 'next level' of performance (Aug 15, 2006 11:00 GMT)
New England captain John Terry has ordered his troops to ignore their own publicity and prove they have what it takes to succeed at the highest level.
Becks backs Terry as captain (Aug 15, 2006 11:00 GMT)
John Terry has revealed David Beckham was the first to congratulate him when he was awarded the England captaincy.
'El Tel' named England No2 (Aug 11, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Steve McClaren has appointed Terry Venables as his new Assistant in the new England setup.
Venables Factfile (Aug 11, 2006 11:00 GMT)
1943: Born Dagenham, January 6.
1958: Joins Chelsea as an apprentice, going on to score 26 goals in 202 games.
Beckham's passion for England 'as strong as ever' (Aug 11, 2006 11:00 GMT)
David Beckham, dropped from the England squad by new manager Steve McClaren, said on Friday his passion to play for England remained as strong as ever.
McClaren drops Beckham from England squad (Aug 11, 2006 11:00 GMT)
David Beckham, Sol Campbell and David James are all left out of Steve McClaren's England squad to face Greece
McClaren set to drop Beckham (Aug 11, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Reports suggest that new England manager Steve McClaren will drop former captain David Beckham from his squad ahead of his first match in charge against Greece on August 16th.
McClaren rounds up new backroom staff (Aug 9, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Steve McClaren will call his former Middlesbrough assistant Steve Round into the England set-up to replace Sammy Lee.