Tag Archives: John Obi Mikel

Chelsea target Antonio Rudiger plays down talk of Roma exit: ‘I know nothing. I am only focused on Euro 2016’

4 Jun

Roma defender Antonio Rudiger has palmed off questions over his future – amid talk of a £20m bid from Chelsea. New Blues boss Antonio Conte is a huge admirer of the centre-back, 23, and he will put him high on his list of transfer targets when he takes charge at Stamford Bridge after Italy’s Euro […]

Germany squad for Euro 2016 includes Podolski but not Reus and fans can’t believe it

31 May

Lukas Podolski is going to Euro 2016… as a player. The forward has been included in Germany’s team, but Marco Reus has missed out. Podolski spent three years at Arsenal where players enjoy a selfie or two and the 30-year-old was among the most active on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, so is he also going to the finals to lend the social media […]

Squads named for Ultimate Champions game

26 May

The highlight of the UEFA Champions Festival, which opened under blue skies in Milan’s Piazza del Duomo this afternoon, will undoubtedly be the Ultimate Champions match. The lineups for the game, to be played inside the walls of the beautiful Castello Sforzesco at 16.00CET on Friday, are: AC Milan & Inter LegendsFrancesco Toldo (GK), Cafu, […]

Wales’ Ledley 50-50 for Euros – Pardew

13 May

Joe Ledley has won 61 caps for Wales and scored four goals Crystal Palace’s Joe Ledley will miss the FA Cup final and is rated “50-50” to be fit for Wales at Euro 2016. Ledley fractured a leg against Stoke, but Wales assistant manager Osian Roberts has said he could be in their squad for […]

Leicester City’s Premier League party

7 May

Image copyright Getty Images Leicester City lifted the Premier League trophy in front of jubilant fans after a 3-1 win against Everton at their King Power Stadium home. The team wrapped up the title on Monday after closest rivals Tottenham Hotspur slipped to a 2-2 draw at Chelsea. But the party got into full swing […]

The world’s most calamitous punter?

29 Apr

Leicester City have never won the championship in England’s top flight. A football fan has been called the “world’s most calamitous punter” – after losing 5p on a bet on the Foxes to win the Premier league. The unnamed gambler put 50p on Claudio Ranieri’s team to finish top before the season began at odds […]

Striker’s wages could be a problem – Sullivan

23 Mar

West Ham’s interest in Liverpool striker Christian Benteke could be curtailed by his salary, according to co-chairman David Sullivan. The Belgium international has scored just eight goals in 35 appearances for the Reds, with only one of them coming in 2016, and he does not appear to fit in with Reds boss Jurgen Klopp’s long-term […]

Jonas Gutierrez hits out at Newcastle in employment tribunal

22 Mar

Gutierrez, who earned around £40,000-a-week during his time with Newcastle, is reported to be seeking a payment of around £2million after missing out on an “automatic” 12-month extension to a four-year contract, which would have kicked in if he had started 80 games between 2011 and 2015. The player, who in fact made 78 starts […]

Arsenal FC latest: Laurent Koscielny to miss FA Cup replay at Hull, confirms Arsene Wenger

7 Mar

Laurent Koscielny has been ruled out of Arsenal’s FA Cup replay with Hull City on Tuesday. The centre-back suffered a calf injury during last week’s defeat to Swansea, which ruled him out of Saturday’s north London derby draw with Tottenham. And manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed Tuesday’s clash at the KC Stadium will come too […]

FA investigates ‘coin-throwing’

3 Mar

Jack Butland was allegedly hit by a coin in his side’s Premier League win over Aston Villa The Football Association is investigating alleged coin-throwing incidents at Stoke and QPR on Saturday. An object was allegedly thrown at Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland during his side’s 2-1 victory over Aston Villa. QPR players were apparently targeted as […]