Being known as a "Cup team" is a mixed compliment, implying the ability to raise your game for one-off occasions, but never to sustain it. If Wigan Athletic, FA Cup winners relegated within a week, are newcomers to the genre, West Ham United have been at it rather longer.
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Friday 08 June 2012
If we're talking disgruntled England internationals left at home, imagine how Manchester City's Adam Johnson must feel. The player who has taken the squad position he coveted has just completed a season with neither a goal nor an assist for his club side.
Monday 28 May 2012
Gary Neville posts a song of the day to his social network followers each morning, and on Saturday it was Paul Weller's "Brand New Start". It is beginning to feel as if this is just such a thing for England, even though it felt faintly Engelbert Humperdinck to be taking a very flat 4-4-2 into Europe on Saturday night.
Saturday 26 May 2012
Norway 0 England 1
Thursday 17 May 2012
Sacked Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has given his backing to owners Fenway Sports Group.
Sunday 29 April 2012
Merseyside loves a local boy, which is one reason why the 23-year-old Jay Spearing has become a popular addition to Liverpool's first-team squad. His style of play as something of a latter-day Sammy Lee appeals too, tenacity and determination matching that of those more established local heroes Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher. So all in all, many fans would be more than happy to see the Wallesey boy starting in the FA Cup final ahead of expensive imports such as Jordan Henderson and the injured Charlie Adam.
Tuesday 28 February 2012
Aston Villa today announced losses of almost £54 million for the year ended 31 May 2011.
Monday 27 February 2012
Cardiff City 2 Liverpool 2
Saturday 04 February 2012
Problems on and off field force Capello to prepare for tournament in familiar disarray
Tuesday 17 January 2012
Harry Redknapp was told by the Marseilles president, Vincent Labrune, that Loïc Rémy will not be allowed to leave the club this month when the Tottenham manager attended the club's home game against Lille on Sunday night.Redknapp was treated warmly by the French club and invited into Labrune's personal suite to watch the game but was left in no doubt that a move for the player was not an option this transfer window. Labrune told Redknapp that the club's supporters would never forgive him if he sanctioned the sale of the player, who scored both Marseilles' goals in Sunday's 2-0 win.
Tuesday 17 January 2012
The Spurs manager sees his French target score twice but must now look elsewhere for new striker
Thursday 12 January 2012
Languishing in mid-table and looking over the shoulders at the relegation zone, it's clear that Alex McLeish's side could do with some investment over the next month.
Monday 05 December 2011
Fulham 1 Liverpool 0
Wednesday 31 August 2011
Middle Eastern money is making waves – and not just in Manchester
Sunday 28 August 2011
Saturday 13 August 2011
*For years Arsenal have been speaking the language of 'one final push'. But with the likely losses of Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri, they look further away than ever from ending their six-year trophy drought. Arsène Wenger's purism has never been under more pressure.
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