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Barcelona vs Racing Santander preview - Rodriguez: We are in good shape

Posted Saturday, October 15, 2011 by PA53 hits

Barcelona forward Pedro Rodriguez expects his team-mates to be fit and firing for the Primera Division clash with Racing Santander despite the interruption of the international break. Barca coach Pep Guardiola lost no fewer than 13 members of his first-team squad to the recent raft of friendlies and qualifiers for both Euro 2012 and the World Cup, with the club's Brazilian and Argentinian conti...Full Story »

James Beattie’s big return

Posted Sunday, September 04, 2011 by hits

Above: James Beattie will return to Sheffield United James Beattie is set to make a hero’s return to Sheffield United after being ditched by Rangers. James Beattie 33, is a free agent after his Ibrox contract was cancelled with a year to run. The hitman, who became an idol of Bramall Lane fans with 34 goals in 65 games for the Blades, is expected to open talks with the League One outfi...Full Story »

James Beattie touted for Newcastle or Everton move after Rangers exit

Posted Saturday, September 03, 2011 by hits

Veteran forward James Beattie could be set for a shock return to the Premier League, with former clubs Everton and Blackburn - as well as well as striker-shy Newcastle United - all alerted to his availability following his release by Rangers. Beattie, 33, was loaned out to Blackpool by the Scottish outfit last season and has now been declared surplus to requirements at Ibrox. Free agent: Jame...Full Story »

Valencia vs Levante preview - Rodriguez prepares for last hurrah

Posted Sunday, May 15, 2011 by PA119 hits

Valencia midfielder Vicente Rodriguez is set to say goodbye to the club's fans as he plays his last home game for the club at the Mestalla in the Primera Division against his former team Levante. Vicente has spent 11 years at Valencia since signing from the club's city rivals in 2000 and has been part of some great sides down the years, winning two La Liga titles, a UEFA Cup, a European Supercu...Full Story »

Did the ref get it right at St James'?

Posted Thursday, April 21, 2011 by hits

Referee Lee Probert made two big calls during Newcastle United's 0-0 draw with Manchester United - but did he get them right? Both teams felt they should have had a penalty during the match, with Newcastle believing Anderson brought down Peter Lovenkrands in the 58th minute. Then in stoppage time came the match's biggest talking point when Javier Hernandez was booked for diving in the box af...Full Story »

Manchester City are focusing on pushing for the title rather than criticism, says midfielder James Milner

Posted Tuesday, November 23, 2010 by theguardian.com139 hits

James Milner, the Manchester City midfielder, wants his team-mates to ignore the critics and concentrate on maintaining their Premier League title challenge. Getting better: James Milner feels Manchester City will continue to improve given time, after their influx of new signings during the summer Sunday’s 4-1 victory at Fulham was perhaps the best performance by City so far this season...Full Story »

Braga vs Arsenal preview - Rodriguez looks to pile misery on Gunners

Posted Tuesday, November 23, 2010 by PA235 hits

Braga defender Alberto Rodriguez wants to add to Arsenal's woes on the back of their North London derby defeat to rivals Tottenham by beating them in the Champions League. Arsenal squandered a 2-0 lead to lose 3-2 to Tottenham on Saturday, and now Rodriguez is taking aim at the Gunners as Braga bid to show they are not as bad as their 6-0 defeat to Arsenal in September suggested. "The team spi...Full Story »

James McFadden dropped for Euro 2012 qualifier in Lithuania

Posted Friday, September 03, 2010 by theguardian.com96 hits

James McFadden, centre, is one of eight changes made by the Scotland manager Craig Levein for the Euro 2012 qualifier in Lithuania. James McFadden is the most notable player to pay the penalty for Scotland's dismal friendly showing in Sweden last month, with the Birmingham City man dropped for tomorrow night's Euro 2012 qualifier in Lithuania. McFadden, an iconic figure for the Scottish suppo...Full Story »

James Lawton: Majestic Malouda is the embodiment of Chelsea's progress under Ancelotti

Posted Monday, August 30, 2010 by The Independent141 hits

However clearly the new season is being held by the throat, it is probably something better to think than to say, but Nicolas Anelka says it anyway. He sounds like a man who has come to believe anything is possible. "There are a lot of big teams in the Premier League," he declares, "but we will try to win every game. It's going to be difficult, yes, but [our] goals can come from anywhere. Yes...Full Story »

England’s James joins second tier Bristol City

Posted Friday, July 30, 2010 by YAHOO Sport53 hits

LONDON, July 30 (Reuters) - England’s World Cup goalkeeper David James has signed a one-year deal to play for Championship (second division) Bristol City, the club said on Friday. James will join officially on Aug. 1, the day he turns 40, on a contract that includes an option for a further year, City added on their website ( The experienced keeper left Portsmouth followin...Full Story »

Germany just another game - James

Posted Friday, June 25, 2010 by PA79 hits

Goalkeeper David James insists England will be treating Sunday's World Cup last-16 clash against Germany just like any other game. Fabio Capello's side take on Joachim Low's team in Bloemfontein on Sunday with a place in the quarter-finals at stake. Much has been spoken in the build-up about past meetings between the nations but James pays little attention to such talk. "It's another foo...Full Story »

James: Fear not a factor

Posted Saturday, June 19, 2010 by PA69 hits

David James has rejected Fabio Capello's claim that England played with fear in their disappointing 0-0 draw with Algeria. Restored to Capello's starting line-up for the first time in over 14 months and making his first appearance in a World Cup game, there was little reason for the Portsmouth stopper to celebrate his clean sheet after a dire display from his team-mates. In grasping for ...Full Story »

James handed number one shirt

Posted Thursday, June 03, 2010 by PA49 hits

Fabio Capello has dropped a strong hint that David James will be England's goalkeeper for the start of the World Cup by handing him the number one shirt in South Africa. James was back in Capello's starting XI for the first time in 13 months for Sunday's 2-1 win over Japan in Graz. Robert Green has started eight of the past 11 internationals while Joe Hart has forced his way into contention af...Full Story »

FC Dallas Sign Colombian Striker Milton Rodriguez

Posted Friday, May 14, 2010 by Goal.com62 hits

Western Conference team add another player to the mix. FC Dallas have announced the signing of Colombian striker Milton Rodriguez. Per league and team policy, details of the deal were not disclosed.“Milton is a very good striker who has a deep and rich resume,” said FC Dallas head coach Schellas Hyndman. “He is a goal scorer who has the ability to create goals for his teammate...Full Story »

Morton boss James Grady has goalkeeper Kevin Cuthbert available as Queen of the South visit.

Posted Saturday, April 03, 2010 by PA78 hits

The stopper has completed a suspension, but Grady could be tempted to keep faith with Cuthbert`s deputy Colin Stewart after he kept a clean sheet in the midweek win over Ayr.Full-back Kevin McKinlay is ruled out with Grady keen for his men to break the run of the home team never winning a fixture between these sides in recent times.Grady said: "When we go to Palmerston I am conscious that the l...Full Story »

Aston Villa to offer new deal to England midfielder James Milner

Posted Saturday, March 20, 2010 by theguardian.com297 hits

James Milner's form in central midfield this season has earned him a World Cup place. Aston Villa will reward James Milner with an improved contract in the summer in recognition of his outstanding performances in central midfield this season that, according to Martin O'Neill, have elevated the England international to the same level as Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard. The Villa manager, who ...Full Story »

Pompey wait on James fitness

Posted Saturday, March 20, 2010 by PA73 hits

Portsmouth will again check on the fitness of England goalkeeper David James (calf) ahead of the Barclays Premier League clash against Hull. Kevin Prince-Boateng (ankle), Hassan Yebda (knee) and John Utaka (groin) also face fitness tests. Right-back Anthony Vanden Borre has resumed training as he recovers from a hamstring injury. Manager Avram Grant will, however, assess the mood of the squad ...Full Story »

Pulis still working on James capture

Posted Monday, January 25, 2010 by PA62 hits

Stoke boss Tony Pulis will be striving to complete the loan signing of David James this week so the England goalkeeper can face his old club Manchester City in the FA Cup fifth round.Stoke have been given an away tie against the Eastlands club in the next round, having produced a memorable home fourth-round victory over Arsenal yesterday.After the match Pulis made it clear that the deal to take ...Full Story »

Pulis confident over James deal

Posted Sunday, January 24, 2010 by PA55 hits

Stoke manager Tony Pulis expects to sign England goalkeeper David James in the next few days.A loan deal to take the 39-year-old Portsmouth goalkeeper to the Britannia stadium has been on and off for the past fortnight.But Pulis told BBC Radio 5 Live: "We were hoping we would have done (the deal) and got that sorted out before now but it hasn't."He added: "It has gone on a little bit longer than...Full Story »

Pulis waiting once again on James deal

Posted Friday, January 22, 2010 by PA58 hits

Stoke boss Tony Pulis finds himself involved in a case of deja vu surrounding his bid to sign England goalkeeper David James. Eight days ago Pulis stood on the brink of recruiting the 39-year-old on loan from Portsmouth for the remainder of the season. However, the deal fell through due to an issue over wages as it is understood Stoke were only prepared to pay a portion of James' rumoured £65,00...Full Story »

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