French and English football will be robbed of a great talent if he does move to Rubin Kazan.
Chelsea V QPR, kick off 7.45pm
Back Frank Lampard to score at any time at 15/8 with Coral
Lay Newcastle at 2.3/1 with Betfair
The reverse fixture was a 0-0 draw but Chelsea’s comeback victory at Goodison on Sunday was proof that the spirit in the Stamford Bridge camp is much improved under Benitez and I fancy [...]
It was dubbed ‘El Sackico’ by the tabloids, a match in which the axe would drop on the defeated manager. And it was won hands-down by Nigel Adkins, much to the surprise of many punters. In five away games prior to Saturday, his Southampton side had lost all five, conceding 18 goals plus a further 40 shots on target.
Despite sitting above Arsenal in the league table, the Hammers are not overachieving. I don’t think the team have excelled in any particular area.
For some time now, the headlines about footballers’ wages have seemed oddly familiar; and, with the publication of a new report, the analogy has finally become clear.
The least troubling aspect of the John Terry case for me is the revelation that footballers shout offensive and unpleasant obscenities at rivals in the heat of a football game. Even those of us who cannot lip read surely did not think they were saying ‘please pass me the ball’
It’s been a notable week for the loss of titles: first Fred Goodwin, formerly a knight of the realm, and now John Terry, formerly captain of England. The news has only just broken, but it seems as though the attention around his July 9 trial – for the alleged racial abuse of QPR defender Anton Ferdinand – proved too much of a distraction for the FA leading into this summer’s European Championships.
Some lively debate has been doing the rounds on Twitter this week after Warnock was sacked by QPR, with Hughes immediately lined-up to replace him, but the above question is one that few seem to have asked or addressed in any great detail.
This season, all three promoted teams have made promising starts and have gained a total of 41 points, having played 12 games each, with QPR on 15 points, and Norwich and Swansea on 13 points each.
Any club who fails to secure promotion may well undertake a review of the Commission’s ruling on QPR.
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