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Home >Section 2 Around the Net > Monday, Dec. 29, 2008
When Roy Hodgson was offered the job of taking Fulham out of the relegation zone a year ago, he may have been motivated by more than money, writes Paul Doyle. Another key factor at play was redemption. Despite much acclaim for his coaching prowess abroad, neither of his previous spells ... Read the whole story
Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp has come through the honeymoon phase of his spell at White Hart Lane and is back to doing what Premier League managers know best -- blaming referees for their team's defeats. After Tottenham lost, 2-0, at lowly West Bromwich Albion on Sunday, Redknapp said referee ... Read the whole story
If managers don't blame referees, then the next option is to blame their players. Chelsea manager Luiz Felipe Scolari had harsh words for his own team's defense after it let slip a 2-1 lead at Fulham Sunday and allowed Clint Dempsey a late headed equalizer.   Scolari held goalkeeper and ... Read the whole story
A player at English non-league side Chippenham Town seems to have set a new world record for receiving the fastest ever red card after he was dismissed three seconds into a game.   Striker David Pratt, 21, lunged at midfielder Chris Knowles of opponent Bashley straight from the kickoff and ... Read the whole story
"Merseyside Police is investigating an assault that took place in the early hours of Monday Dec. 29 on Bold Street in Southport. At around 2:30 am this morning officers attended a disturbance at a licensed premises on Bold Street. Six men were arrested on suspicion of section 20 assault on ... Read the whole story
"The Turkish Cypriots said yes to FIFA and UEFA. In other words, they accepted the proposal which we had also agreed to." UEFA vice president Marios Lefkaritis says that Turkish Cypriot clubs are set to rejoin the Cyprus Football Association after a half-century absence that has seen them excluded from ... Read the whole story
"He's probably going to die soon. I don't think there's any point helping him -- we're wasting our time. If I could wish, I would wish that he would go away from us. Everyone thinks he's Gazza but because he's the top player doesn't mean he's a good dad or ... Read the whole story
"It's been a long year and it has taken its toll and we must now move forward without him." Derby County Chairman Adam Pearson following the resignation of manager Paul Jewell after Sunday's 1-0 home defeat to Ipswich Town. Jewell had an unspectacular 7-30-13 record. Read the whole story


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