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Red Knights confirm United ambitions

Posted Tuesday, March 02, 2010 by PA

The 'Red Knights' have confirmed their intention to try to oust the owners of Manchester United.  Sickened by the huge amount of debt the Glazers' took on to complete their controversial takeover in 2005, the Red Knights are intent on launching a takeover bid. Described as a group of "high net worth individuals", the Red Knights include Jim O'Neill, chief economist at Goldman Sachs and ...Full Story »

No new concerns for Capello

Posted Tuesday, March 02, 2010 by PA

England received a clean bill of health when they trained at London Colney this morning ahead of tomorrow night's friendly with Egypt at Wembley. All 24 members of Fabio Capello's squad were put through their paces, including Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe. Defoe had been substituted during his side's 2-1 win over Everton at the weekend with a groin problem but was able to join in training ...Full Story »

No FA action over Ridgewell tackle

Posted Tuesday, March 02, 2010 by PA

Birmingham defender Liam Ridgewell is to face no Football Association action over his challenge on Wigan midfielder James McCarthy during Saturday's Barclays Premier League clash at St Andrew's. McCarthy suffered an ankle injury from the touch-line challenge by Ridgewell in which referee's assistant Trevor Massey had to be carried off after being struck in the face by the tip of the corner f...Full Story »

Football Money League Analysis: Can Calcio Rebuild?

Posted Tuesday, March 02, 2010 by Goal.com

Stadio Delle Alpi The Deloitte Football Money League was published today to predictable fanfare - Real Madrid and Barcelona conquer all before them, with the monolithic Manchester United and Bayern Munich bringing to bear their vast commercial empires just behind. Symbolically, Italy's 'big three' - Juventus, Inter, and AC Milan - brought up the rear of the top ten, with Roma edging in behind ...Full Story »

Kasper Schmeichel 'good enough for Premier League'

Posted Tuesday, March 02, 2010 by AP

KASPER Schmeichel has the class to make it in the Premier League, according to his new boss at Notts County. Steve Cotterill says that the Danish goalkeeper - who enjoyed a successful loan spell at Coventry City several years ago - can make a successful return to the top flight. Despite the Meadow Lane club's off-the-pitch turbulence this season, Schmeichel has been impressive form since his c...Full Story »

Michel Salgado was tangled with...

Posted Tuesday, March 02, 2010 by Daylife.com

BLACKBURN, ENGLAND - JANUARY 14: Stiliyan Petrov of Aston Villa tangles with Michel Salgado of Blackburn Rovers during the Carling Cup Semi Final match between Blackburn Rovers and Aston Villa at Ewood Park on January 14, 2010 in Blackburn, England.Full Story »

Deco wants Brazil move

Posted Tuesday, March 02, 2010 by PA

Chelsea midfielder Deco has revealed he hopes to leave the club this summer and return to his native Brazil.Deco, who represented Portugal after moving to the country and gaining citizenship, joined Chelsea from Barcelona in 2008, on a three-year contract. He has not been a first-choice member of Carlo Ancelotti's starting XI this season, starting just 10 Premier League games, and claims a move ...Full Story »

Spanish pair top rich list

Posted Tuesday, March 02, 2010 by PA

Manchester United have dropped to third place behind Real Madrid and Barcelona in the 'rich list' of European clubs.The Deloitte Football Money League sees the two Spanish clubs secure the top spots but mainly due to the continuing decline of the pound against the euro.Real Madrid has topped the 'rich list' for the last five years but Barcelona's unprecedented success last season where they won ...Full Story »

Hammers' horror accounts exposed

Posted Tuesday, March 02, 2010 by PA

West Ham's financial woes were laid bare on Monday night when the club published their latest accounts.The club's decision to award injury-plagued striker Dean Ashton a new contract in December 2008 backfired, leaving them liable for a £5.81million payment when he was forced to retire in December. Freddie Ljungberg and Kieron Dyer will have cost the club £34million over the terms of their contra...Full Story »

Skrtel faces eight weeks out

Posted Tuesday, March 02, 2010 by PA

Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel will miss most of the rest of the season due to the broken metatarsal he sustained against Unirea Urziceni.The club announced on Monday night that Skrtel would be absent for up to eight weeks because of the injury to his right foot.Skrtel will not need surgery, Liverpool said on their website, however the recovery process looks set to mean he will be unavailable ...Full Story »

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