News archive from 15 December 2012, page 15

We didn't spend enough! Reading boss McDermott bemoans lack of summer spree

Reading owner Anton Zingarevich did not invest enough in the summer, according to manager Brian McDermott.The Russian took over the club in May and had the summer to provide funds to prepare them for a return to the Premier League for the first time...

Daily Mail, 03:02 in Sport


FRANK LAMPARD is poised to accept Harry Redknapp's offer of a two-and-a-half year deal if he is snubbed by Chelsea again tomorrow. Lampard would also be handed the captain's armband if he agrees to join his uncle at QPR next month. He has not made a...

Daily Star, 03:09 in Sport

United's academy in world's top five... but not as good as Rennes!

Manchester United produce more first-team players for Europe's five big leagues than any other club in England - but not as many as French side Rennes.Sir Alex Ferguson's academy is the fifth best in the world behind those at La Liga giants Barcelona...

Daily Mail, 03:02 in Sport

Gill will stamp out racism! Ferguson backs United chief exec to tackle racism if elected to UEFA board

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson believes his chief executive David Gill will hope to cleanse the European game of racism if he is elected to the UEFA board next year.Gill is the English FA's nominee for a place on the board and his...

Daily Mail, 03:02 in Sport

It's our fault! Silva pins blame for Man City's poor campaign on the players

Manchester City winger David Silva believes Roberto Mancini's players must accept the blame for the club's unconvincing form this season.Barclays Premier League champions City are six points behind leaders Manchester United in the title race and are...

Daily Mail, 03:02 in Sport

Pardew to make late call on Ben Arfa fitness ahead of City clash

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew will make a late call on Hatem Ben Arfa's inclusion today.The France international is still insisting he is not feeling the hamstring injury which forced him off at Fulham on Monday, although scans have revealed a...

Daily Mail, 03:02 in Sport

We can do better than fourth! Liverpool manager Rodgers wants his team to aim high after their recent form

Brendan Rodgers has told Liverpool's players aiming for fourth place is not good enough - and urged them to believe they can climb even higher.Talk of Liverpool challenging for a Champions League spot two months ago would have been swiftly dismissed...

Daily Mail, 03:02 in Sport

Martinez confident he can keep hold of hot property like Di Santo in transfer window

Wigan insist they will not be forced into selling key players like Franco Di Santo and James McCarthy in the January transfer window.Di Santo, called up by Argentina last month, is out of contract at the end of the season but manager Roberto Martinez...

Daily Mail, 03:02 in Sport

Moyes hails history man Howard set to become second player to make 200 consecutive appearances

David Moyes has paid a glowing tribute to Tim Howard as the Everton goalkeeper prepares to add his name to the Barclays Premier League history books.Howard will become only the second man in the Premier League era to make 200 consecutive appearances...

Daily Mail, 03:02 in Sport

Lambert believes Villa can be challenging for Europe if they follow his three year plan

Paul Lambert believes Aston Villa will be challenging the top six again in two years' time.Villa's boss has echoed the thoughts of managerial colleague Brendan Rodgers by saying that he needs three full seasons to re-build the Birmingham club. The...

Daily Mail, 03:02 in Sport

Credit crunch struck a Hammer blow when I was at West Ham, says Clarke

Steve Clarke has defended his record working alongside Gianfranco Zola at West Ham, claiming the credit crunch was responsible for the Hammers' narrow relegation escape.West Brom's boss will welcome Sam Allardyce to the Hawthorns on Sunday, the first...

Daily Mail, 03:02 in Sport

Rooney's warning: Sunderland fans gloated when City won the title... I will have my revenge!

Wayne Rooney is determined to shake off a midweek virus to face the one team he says he wants to beat more than any other this season.The Manchester United centre forward would normally ring games against Liverpool, Everton, Chelsea and neighbours...

Daily Mail, 03:02 in Sport

£200m a year! That's Man City's wage bill... plus disgraced Cook cashes in

Manchester City have become the first English football club to break the £200million-a-year barrier in staff wages.The Barclays Premier League champions announced their annual figures for the 2011-12 season on Friday and, although the club have seen a...

Daily Mail, 03:02 in Sport

I was quite relaxed in the middle, claims England new boy Root

Joe Root admitted his selection for a Test debut in one of England's most important games of the year had come as a surprise after he held India at bay for almost five hours at Nagpur. Root, who turns 22 this month, was only told by captain Alastair...

Daily Mail, 03:02 in Sport

Top Spin at the Test: 'Burnley Express' on cloud nine

When Jimmy Anderson knocked back Sachin Tendulkar's middle stump via an inside edge to dismiss him for just two, it was the ninth time in Tests Anderson has got his man - the most by any bowler during Tendulkar's 194-match career, one clear of Sri...

Daily Mail, 03:02 in Sport

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