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Annan Athletic 2 : 1 Albion Rovers FC - Albion cling on despite Gilfillan double

Posted Monday, May 23, 2011 by PA

Bryan Gilfillan scored twice but was sent off late on as Annan won 2-1 but fell agonisingly short to ensure Albion Rovers were promoted to the Irn Bru Second Division with a 4-3 aggregate play-off final win. Trailing 3-1 from the first leg, Annan fell further behind as Albion led through Ciaran Donnelly and not even Gilfillan's second-half double could rescue the tie. The visitors struck the o...Full Story »

Napoli's Marek Hamsik: AC Milan interest is wonderful

Posted Monday, May 23, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

Napoli midfielder Marek Hamsik is pleased with the growing number of rumors linking him with a move to AC Milan, but maintains his current club will have the final say over his future. Italian reports have pictured the 23-year-old as a €30 million target for the champions, who have released playmaker Andrea Pirlo. Massimiliano Allegri is focused on adding strength to his midfield, with g...Full Story »

Blackpool boss Ian Holloway: Beating Manchester United 'will be the best thing that’s ever happened in football'

Posted Monday, May 23, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

Blackpool manager Ian Holloway has rallied his players by telling them to create history against Manchester United. The Seasiders are currently in 18th place in the Premier League, and take on the champions on the final day of the season in the hope of ensuring their top tier survival. But the Red Devils have not lost a single league game at Old Trafford this campaign, winning 17 and drawing o...Full Story »

Tottenham chairman Levy says club will trim squad

Posted Sunday, May 22, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

LONDON (AP)—Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy says the club will trim its squad for next season’s attempt to get back into the Champions League. While Luka Modric and Gareth Bale have been linked with transfers by the British media, Levy says he does not intend selling key players and instead wants to dispense with those on the fringes of the first team. Levy says “it is no long...Full Story »

Schalke's Raul open to Spain return

Posted Sunday, May 22, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

Schalke striker Raul has said he would be open to a return to the Spain squad if coach Vicente Del Bosque were to call him in future. Del Bosque has never closed the door open on the legendary forward, who has not played for La Roja since September 2006 when they lost 3-2 to Northern Ireland in a Euro 2008 qualifier. And, after almost five years out, Raul has welcomed the idea of making a retu...Full Story »

Juve chief hits out at Italian Federation

Posted Sunday, May 22, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

ROME (AFP) - Juventus president Andrea Agnelli claims the Italian Football Federation (Figc) does not have a clear conscience after failing to reply to the club's protest against their match-fixing punishment. A year ago Juve presented a report to Figc in which they asked for Inter Milan to be stripped of the 2006 title, originally won by Juve but handed to their rivals when they were punished ...Full Story »

FIFA to rule on Indonesian elections on May 31 - report

Posted Sunday, May 22, 2011 by

FIFA will decide on any necessary action against the strife-torn Indonesian football association (PSSI) during their congress on May 31 after chaotic scenes brought a halt to the PSSI leadership elections. The FIFA-appointed normalisation committee head Agum Gumelar stopped the PSSI congress on Friday after six hours without a new leader elected after some opponents of former chairman Nurdin Ha...Full Story »

Union Team Manager Nowak safisfied with emphatic win over Chicago Fire

Posted Sunday, May 22, 2011 by

The Philadlephia Union may not be scoring goals in bunches this season, but in finally getting over the one-goal hump in the 2-1 win over the Chicago Fire on Saturday, the team has something to build on. Team Manager Peter Nowak was pleased with getting the second goal but was particularly happy with the effort of his players for the entire 90 minutes, especially coming off of two tough road lo...Full Story »

Premier League clubs to fight for survival

Posted Sunday, May 22, 2011 by

Five teams will be fighting for survival on Sunday as the Premier League reaches its climax with what is poised to be one of the most fraught relegation battles in years. With Manchester United wrapping up a record 19th title last week, the final day of the 2010/2011 season will be dominated by events at the foot of the table, where only one point separates five teams. West Ham were the first ...Full Story »

Five sides battle drop as Manchester City eye third

Posted Sunday, May 22, 2011 by

Any two of five sides will join West Ham United in relegation from the Premier League on the final day of the season on Sunday when Manchester City are poised to wrap up the third automatic Champions League spot. Wigan Athletic, Blackpool and Birmingham City are each on 39 points while Wolverhampton Wanderers and Blackburn Rovers on 40 are also still in danger. Wolves and Blackburn play each o...Full Story »

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