Sunday, April 20, 2014

Jose Mourinho's first home league defeat as Chelsea manager

Jose Mourinho suffered his first home league defeat as Chelsea manager after his side were beaten 2-1 by Sunderland. Chelsea who was chasing Liverpool for the title got a huge dent for it at Stamford Bridge.
Samuel Eto'o gave Chelsea the lead after 12 minutes with his ninth league goal of the season. Sunderland equalised six minutes later through Connor Wickham after pouncing on Chelsea goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer's parry from Marcos Alonso's effort on the edge of the box.
Fabio Borini converted a penalty eight minutes before time to put Sunderland in front after CesarAzpilicueta fouled Jozy Altidore in the box. The penalty was bit controversial which involved Mourinho’s assistant Rui Faria to have hot words with referee.




Jose Mourinho accused referees of all but deciding the Premier League title after losing his 77-game unbeaten League record at Stamford Bridge with defeat by Sunderland.
League-leaders Liverpool has the opportunity to extend their advantage over Chelsea to five points if they beat Norwich City on Sunday. The loss is Mourinho's first at home in the league in 77 matches.
The FA's disciplinary department will be likely to review footage of the incident, able to impose sanctions given referee Dean took no action during the match.

Friday, April 18, 2014

West Ham United’s Dylan Tombides has died on Friday

West Ham United’s Dylan Tombides has died on Friday morning after his battle with cancer.
He joined West Ham as a 15-year-old, playing as a striker for the youth team, and made his senior debut in the League Cup against Wigan in September 2012.
The 20 Year old had being diagnosed with testicular cancer in 2011 after playing for Australia in the Under-17 World Cup in Mexico. A random drugs test, taken after his team were beaten 4-0 by Mexico, uncovered a tumour in one of his testicles.

Dylan Tombides
West Ham United will hold a minute’s applause in memory of Dylan Tombides ahead of the club’s Premier League game against Crystal Palace on saturday at Upton Park and West Ham's players will wear black armbands in his memory.
A West Ham statement read: “The thoughts of everyone associated with the club are with his parents Tracylee and Jim, brother Taylor, his family and friends at this sad time. The club request that their privacy is now respected and they are allowed to grieve their much loved son and brother in peace.”
Tombides’s brother Taylor, a West Ham youth player, tweeted: “R.I.P. Dylan my beloved brother you will be missed, but never forgotten you was a massive inspiration to everyone.”

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Atletico Mineiro call off the signing of Nicolas Anelka

The Brazilian club Atletico Mineiro said on Tuesday that they will not sign striker Nicolas Anelka as the player took too long to report to the club.
The 35-year-old striker has been without a club since West Brom said they fired him in March following a five-match suspension for performing a gesture that is known as "quenelle" in France and regarded as anti-Semitic.
Nicolas Anelka
Atletico Mineiro president Alexandre Kalil announced the deal to sign Anelka on April 6. Anelka had to report until Monday to sign his contract as said by Atletico Mineiro director Eduardo Maluf. Although Anelka's agents told that he would not be able to come to Brazil until the end of the week. Maluf said it was the third time the player and his agents "gave excuses" for his failure to report to the club.
Maluf said,"He had the obligation to let us know about this in advance. Atletico is much bigger than this, the deal is off."
Maluf said the club is considering filing a complaint to FIFA against the player and his agents, saying they broke their agreement with Atletico.
At Atletico, he was set to form a duo with former Brazil star Ronaldinho. The players had talked and Ronaldinho helped convince the Frenchman to join the club said by Brazilian media.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Inter Milan showing great interest for Torres

Torres continues to be linked with a summer move away from Chelsea as Inter Milan general director Marco Fassone has confirmed that he is one of the players they are interested in. Inter are looking to strengthen their attacking line this summer and the 30-year-old Torres is among the players the Nerazzurri are considering.

Fernando Torres
Speaking about Torres, Fassone told Radio Deejay: "He is one of the names that interest us, as admitted by our president Erick Thohir in recent days.”

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