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New deal for Van der Sar

Posted Friday, February 26, 2010 by PA

Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar has signed a new one-year contract. The veteran Dutchman will now remain at Old Trafford until June 2011. Van der Sar, 39, said: "I still feel good and am enjoying my football."Full Story »

Storrie preparing to leave Pompey

Posted Friday, February 26, 2010 by PA

Portsmouth chief executive Peter Storrie has said he will tender his resignation when the administrators sell the club. It follows Friday morning's news that the club have gone into administration, with debts of approximately £70million. Administration will bring a nine-point penalty for the south-coast club, with the punishment virtually condemning the Hampshire club to relegation to t...Full Story »

Portsmouth go into administration

Posted Friday, February 26, 2010 by PA

Portsmouth have confirmed they have gone into administration.The move, as expected, follows a failed takeover of the Barclays Premier League club, which has estimated debts of around £70million debts.Administration will bring a nine-point penalty for the south-coast club, with the punishment virtually condemning them to relegation to the Coca-Cola Championship.A statement on the club's official ...Full Story »

Cahill could return 'within four weeks'

Posted Friday, February 26, 2010 by PA

Bolton manager Owen Coyle has revealed Gary Cahill could return to action within four weeks. Cahill's season - and hopes of making England's World Cup squad - were feared to be over after a blood clot was discovered in the defender's arm earlier this month. But Coyle has remained optimistic about Cahill's prospects of playing again this season and confirmed the 24-year-old could be back by the e...Full Story »

Spurs hit by virus

Posted Friday, February 26, 2010 by PA

Tottenham's preparations for the Barclays Premier League clash against Everton have been disrupted by a virus at the club.Spurs boss Harry Redknapp held his pre-match media duties at White Hart Lane instead of the usual venue of the training ground.He said: "We've closed the training ground. Everything is off limits. We're just going to train there and that's it." Full Story »

Arsenal post big profit

Posted Friday, February 26, 2010 by PA

Arsenal have announced pre-tax profits of £35.2million and a significant reduction in debt for the six months ending November 30, 2009.The financial half-year results reveal Arsenal Holdings plc's total net debt has been reduced from £332.8million to £203.6million - a reduction of £129.2million.The club also announced significant progress at Highbury Square where the sale of 261 apartments raise...Full Story »

Adebayor handed four-game ban

Posted Friday, February 26, 2010 by PA

Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor has been handed a four-match ban after being sent off during the FA Cup fifth-round replay defeat against Stoke on Tuesday, the FA have confirmed. The Togo forward was dismissed after hitting Potters' defender Ryan Shawcross with a flailing arm at the Britannia Stadium, and has chosen not to appeal against the decision. Although it was the 25-year-ol...Full Story »

Warnock hopes door has been opened

Posted Friday, February 26, 2010 by PA

Aston Villa defender Stephen Warnock believes a door may have been opened for him to earn an England World Cup call-up after Wayne Bridge's decision to quit international football for the foreseeable future. Warnock has played only six minutes for his country as a late substitute in the away friendly with Trinidad and Tobago in June 2008. His immediate focus is on the Carling Cup final with ...Full Story »

Wenger plays down Gibbs World Cup chances

Posted Friday, February 26, 2010 by PA

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has revealed Kieran Gibbs could return from injury before the end of the season - but effectively dismissed any hopes the youngster could be the answer to England's left-back problems. Gibbs was last month ruled out for the rest of the campaign after undergoing surgery on the foot he injured during a Champions League match against Standard Liege in November. The 20-...Full Story »

Lampard backs Hilario

Posted Friday, February 26, 2010 by PA

Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard is confident Hilario will prove an able deputy to Petr Cech in the Blues goal. Cech will be out for at least a month after tearing a calf muscle in Wednesday's Champions League defeat by Inter Milan in the San Siro. The keeper was carried off in the second half of the 2-1 loss after damaging his calf when collecting a cross. But England midfielder Lampard, whi...Full Story »

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