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Home > Section 2 Around the Net > Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2008
The question is not so much whether Blackburn Rovers was right to sack manager Paul Ince on Tuesday, writes Paul Wilson. Rather, should the club have appointed him in the first place? Like the appointment of Roy Keane at Sunderland, Ince's recruitment was "risky," he says, because "in both cases ... Read the whole story
Christian Ziege, assistant coach at Michael Bradley's Bundesliga team Borussia Moenchengladbach, has resigned just days after the team finished bottom of the German league at the season's halfway point. The former Liverpool and Bayern Munich player was reportedly unhappy at having too little say in team matters. Also, his head ... Read the whole story
The Houston Dynamo let Dwayne De Rosario leave for Toronto FC last week because it knew his ideal replacement was already on the roster, writes Bernardo Fallas. That player is Stuart Holden, "the Scotland native and Houston-area product who has turned heads since his rookie season." "I've been waiting three ... Read the whole story
"It is cheering to hear the boos" that have been greeting the home performances of league-leading Liverpool and Chelsea in recent weeks, writes Kevin McCarra. Although the EPL's Big Four' occupy four of the top five spots, their faltering form and the threat of financial insecurity that hangs over their ... Read the whole story
Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson has dismissed renewed interest in proposals to play a 39th Premier League game abroad. "I don't think there will ever be a 39th game and I don't believe there should be," Ferguson told reporters Tuesday after his team's arrival in Japan for the Club World ... Read the whole story
"My feeling is, it may come to a point where the team comes first and it's, 'Kenny, you're here no matter what. You've had this opportunity, but this has gone on a little too long. We don't want to lose you, but we've given you that chance to find something ... Read the whole story
"I'm at the best club in the world and fighting for your position is normal." Manchester United striker Carlos Tevez says that he's happy at Old Trafford, despite not being a regular starter, and that he expects to sign a long term contract soon.   Read the whole story
"I am reluctant to put up a barrier to Raul and tell him that he will not return to the national team." Spain coach Vicente del Bosque says that the 31-year-old Real Madrid striker could still play for his country. The player has scored 44 times in 102 international appearances, ... Read the whole story

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