Football in Brief: 10/04/2009
Friday 10 April 2009
Quinn disappointed as last away game is moved to Monday
Niall Quinn, the club's chairman, has attacked the Premier League and television companies after Sunderland's last away game of the season at Portsmouth was yesterday moved from a Saturday to the following Monday.
"Amending fixtures at such short notice shows very little regard for supporters," Quinn said. "The Portsmouth change is particularly hard to take, a round-trip of over 700 miles. This is our last away game and fans have already booked hotels, trains, buses and this will have a huge impact on them. We made representations to the Premier League previously regarding the late confirmation of TV selections and vehemently opposed the changes on this occasion. Unfortunately, ultimately the decision to move games is made by the TV companies and the Premier League and the club is not permitted to decline these changes."
Injured Gallas will miss remainder of season
The former captain William Gallas will be out for the rest of the season, manager Arsène Wenger confirmed yesterday. Gallas (below) was injured in the 1-1 draw against Villarreal in the Champions League on Tuesday when he collided with striker Giuseppe Rossi shortly before half-time. Arsenal will also be without goalkeeper Manuel Almunia for three weeks due to an ankle injury which he suffered in Tuesday's match – also in a collision with Rossi – while full-back Gaël Clichy will miss two weeks with a back injury.
Rangers sack Sousa after five months
Paulo Sousa has been sacked as manager after just five months in charge. A club statement said last night: “Queen’s Park Rangers Football Club has today had to terminate Paulo Sousa’s employment with the club with immediate effect. It came to the club’s attention that Mr Sousa had, without authority, divulged highly confidential and sensitive information. The club, with legal advice, responded in this way to protect its position.” Sousa, who replaced Iain Dowie in November, has denied the allegation.
Unhappy Adriano quits Inter to ‘rethink career’
Adriano has announced he will be taking a break from football for an unspecified time. “I’ve lost the happiness of playing,” he said yesterday. “I wouldn’t like to go back to Italy, I want to live in peace here in Brazil. I don’t know if I’m going to stay for one, two or thee months without playing. I’m going to rethink my career.” He was due to return to Inter last week after Brazil’s World Cup qualifier against Peru but instead went to stay with his mother in Rio de Janeiro.
Board creates magnetic field to achieve lift
Like Madonna, Sister Cristina Scuccia's video is also set in Venice
Singer says the track was 'force-fed down people's throats'
techThe original free dating app will remain the same, developers say
Endangered species spotted in a creek in the Qinling mountains
Latest in Sport
Luis Suarez: Lionel Messi is better than Cristiano Ronaldo
Indian footballer Peter Biaksangzuala dies from spine injury after doing somersault celebration
Arsenal vs Hull: Gary Lineker and Piers Morgan lead criticism of Arsene Wenger after 'uncomfortable' interview with Jacqui Oatley
Adel Taraabt criticism from QPR boss Harry Redknapp sparked by player walking out of team meeting prior to Liverpool game
West Brom vs Manchester United player ratings: Saido Berahino scores highest, whilst Marcos Rojo scores lowest
- 3 Drink alcohol and eat meat to improve male fertility - but cut down on coffee, studies suggest
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
Lord Freud: Tory welfare minister apologises after saying disabled people are 'not worth’ the minimum wage
Lord Freud hangs on as MPs of all parties 'call for his head' over disability comments