Thursday, 17 May 2012

EPL: Top 20 clubs in the last eleven seasons (2001-2012)

Manchester United occupy the number one position on the list of the top 20 clubs in the English Premier League since 2001/2002 - 2011/2012 season with a total of 3,519 while Chelsea and Arsenal are on the second and third spot with 3,329 and 3,260 respectively.
Charlton Athletic who played their last Premier league game in the 2006/2007 campaign, made it to the 16th position with 695 points.
Below is the full list the top 20 clubs;

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Kenny Dalglish sacked as Liverpool Manager

Liverpool have terminated the contract of manager Kenny Dalglish after a season in which the club finished in eight position in the Premier League.
Dalglish, having enjoyed a hugely successful first stint on Merseyside as he lifted three league titles, was reappointed as Liverpool manager in January 2011 after the club sacked Roy Hodgson.
In a joint statement on the clubs official website, it said: "Fenway Sports Group and Liverpool Football Club announce that Kenny Dalglish is to leave his post today as manager after having his contract terminated.
"After a careful and deliberative review of the season the club came to the decision that a change was appropriate. It is not a decision that was reached lightly or hastily. The search for a new manager will begin immediately."

Ferdinand miss out in England squad for Euro 2012

The 23-man squad of England’s manager Roy Hodgson for the Euro 2012 was on Wednesday unveiled by the Football Association.
Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United players dominated the England squad for the Euro 2012 with each of the clubs producing four players.
Arsenal’s Alex Oxlade- Chamberlain was the surprise inclusion while former captain Rio Ferdinand was the high-profile to miss the list.
The 23-man squad include;

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Man City and Tevez apologised over "RIP Fergie", United accepts apology

Manchester City has apologised to Sir Alex Ferguson and Manchester United after their striker Carlos Tevez held up a banner which read “RIP Fergie” during city’s title-winning parade.
The 28-year-old striker who left Manchester United to Manchester City in 2009 also expressed regret for what he did.
A City spokeswoman said: "The creation of the tasteless material is in itself reprehensible and in accepting and brandishing it, Carlos has made a significant error of judgement.
"The club wishes to express its sincerest apologies to Sir Alex Ferguson and Manchester United Football Club for any offence or distress caused."
Speaking a report Tevez said: "I got carried away in the excitement of the moment and I certainly didn't mean any disrespect to Sir Alex Ferguson, who I admire as a man and a manager."
Manchester Chief executive David Gill commended the way Manchester City acted. Speaking to Sky Sports News he said: ”I think it's right. The club acted pretty quickly. 
“I think it was rather silly, frankly, in terms of what it said, but City acted with commendable speed. “We move on and concentrate on other issues.”

Monday, 14 May 2012

Alex McLeish sacked as Aston Villa manager

Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish has been sacked by the club after holding talks with senior club officials on Monday.
Aston Villa lost 2-0 in their last Premier League match against Norwich to finish 16th in the league table with just 38 points.
A statement on the clubs official website confirming this read:
"Aston Villa can confirm that Alex McLeish's contract has been terminated with immediate effect. The club has been disappointed with this season's results, performances and the general message these have sent to our fans.
"The board wishes to assure supporters that we are conscious in every sense that Villa expects and deserves more and we will strive to deliver this."
Alex McLeish only spent eleven months with the club and Aston Villa will be going for a fourth manager in less than two years.

Ruud Van Nistelrooy announces retirement

Former Manchester United striker Ruud Van Nistelrooy on Monday announced his retirement from professional football after he helped Malaga secure their  first ever top-four finish which will see them play in the Champions League next season for the first time in their history.
The 35-year-old Netherlands striker made 70 international appearances, scoring 35 goals. In his 219 official appearances for Manchester United he scored 150 goals. He also won two La Liga titles with Real Madrid and with 56 goals, he is currently the second all-time highest goal scorer in the Champions League.
Speaking in a press conference, Van Nistelrooy said:

Sunday, 13 May 2012

European League results for today (May 13)

Result of matches played today in some of the major leagues in Europe including; English Premier League,Spanish Primera Division, Italian Serie A, Russian Premier League, French League 1.

Manchester City wins tiltle in injury time

Manchester City won the English Premier League after coming from 2-1 in injury time to end their 44-year wait. At the end of the official 90 minutes City were 2-1 down to Queens Park Rangers but goals from Edin Dzeko and Sergio Aguero in the five minuets added time gave Manchester City the trophy.
Manchester City was on the same point with Manchester United before the match and needed a victory to secure the title but ten-man QPR were not an easy nut to crack. City had earlier gone ahead in the game in the 39th minute through a goal from Pablo Zabaleta but goals from Djibril Cisse and Jamie Mackie in the 48th and 66th minute put the visitors ahead.
Queens Park Rangers would have been relegated if Bolton had maintained their 2-1 lead against Stoke but the game ended 2-2 to ensure that QPR will be playing in the EPL next season.
Speaking to Sky sports after the match Mancini told Sky Sports:

Saturday, 12 May 2012

European League results for today (May 12)

Results of matches played today in some of the major leagues in Europe including; Spanish Primera Division, Portuguese Liga.

Van Bommel announces Milan depature

AC Milan’s Mark Van Bommel made known today his intention of leaving the club at the season. The 35-year-old Dutchman joined Milan from Bayern Munich in January 2011 and helped the club to a first league title since 2004 last season.
Speaking to Milan’s official television, Van Bommel said: "I'm leaving Milan. I was only here a year and a half so for me it's easier to say goodbye than players like Gattuso, Nesta and Inzaghi.
 "That's the way life is - the time comes when you have to leave. When I arrived here, everyone told me this club is like a family and it's true, it is."
Van Bommel will thus join the likes of Gennaro Gattuso, Filippo Inzaghi and Alessandro Nesta in leaving the club at the end of the season. There are also speculations that Gianluca Zambrotta and Clarence Seedorf will also leave this summer.

Gattuso leaves Milan