steve is kean but not out!!!!!

19 Sep

lancashiretelegraph.co.uk

protests have already started on the management of blackburn rovers after a difficult season thus far. steve kean shown awareness of this protest but states that the percentage of unhappy fans is minimal and convinced that the 98% of rovers fan base are content with the current situation.

skysports interview of steve kean

victory over arsenal last saturday will help his case in gaining 100% support of spectators however, this was an abismal second half performance from the gunners that saw arsene wenger’s team in a spectacular capitulation at ewood park by leading 2-0 to conceding two own goals and eventually losing 4-3 to blackburn.

bleacherreport.com

fernando does a rosenthal

19 Sep

the infamous miss from liverpool’s ronnie rosenthal at villa park during the first premier league season is one humorous and unforgettable memory from my childhood, and with no disrespect intended towards ronnie but fernando torres missing an open goal is worse and very uncharacteristic from a player of his calibre.

soccerway.com

if neutral football spectators and pundits are yet to feel sorry for the spanish international striker so far, then might do so after sundays missed opportunity to score his second goal of the match at old trafford. since his move to chelsea the form of torres has been woeful in front of goal, but the player appeared more determined to open his goal account for the season and shown flashes of brilliance that gave him such respect and recognition as one of the best strikers in the world.

guardian.co.uk

the final score was 3-1 to united and the fernando miss was one of many dramatic moments in a spectacular premier league match.

battles of the balotelli

18 Sep

round one sees balotelli lose out to a bib. robbie savage is hilariously funny in this footage.

round two sees an unpopular back heel from balotelli that fails to entertain the locals and his manager in the US.

round three sees gary neville respond to another tantrum from mario balotelli.

in a team littered with class and natural talent, mancini needs no excuse to remove quality players from his man city first team, yet mario balotelli has given the italian coach very little reason to include him in their push for silverware this season. irony would suggest some effective involvement by mario balotelli during the man city league campaign.

dwarfs, carling, and english rugby, is this the game?

18 Sep

guardian.co.uk

enjoying a gathering with colleagues in new zealand is one thing, having a good time in their altitude bar, queenstown is another.

independent.ie

but if your a representing england in a rugby world cup tournament, then this is a whole new ball game. team coach, martin johnson has seen the incident as boisterous, harmless and an example of what rugby players have done forever.

guardian.co.uk

the media have portrayed the players outing as unprofessional, though the incident will be forgotten if england come away from the kiwis with the winning trophy. martin johnson comments on how to get to the point where he has to say: ‘We can’t go out, we can’t do this or that,’ it’s a pretty sad world, isn’t it? That’s not a world I want to be involved in.”

marketingweek.co.uk

this drinking culture has hardly been disguised as ex-england player will carling talks about the game in a heineken advert.

o2priority.co.uk

get up for england

qpr have got bottle this season

18 Sep

this was surely one of the football’s seasons most comical moments to be featured in a bloopers montage. shaun derry shows delight at being interviewed after victory at molineux, only to be humiliated by an off camera culprit to toss an empty plastic bottle at his face….good header mind!

canaries wanderer off with maximum points

18 Sep

norwich city complete a full house of victories for newly promoted sides in saturday’s premier league fixtures as they picked maximum points at the reebok stadium. the canaries claimed their first victory in the premier league since been promoted along with swansea city and another win for qpr and completed a great day for all of the new boys.

guardian.co.uk

anthony pilkington, and bradley johnson scored in a 2-1 away win that leaves bolton to a deflating fifth successive home defeat and an unwanted club record. klasnic hit the self destruct button by geting sent off for brushing heads with tierney, who could also be nominated for an oscar with his play acting antics.

dailymail.co.uk

city manager, paul lambert spoke of his teams positive performances this season that has led to a deserved result in yesterday’s match. norwich have actually ended a 17 year wait for an away win, removing doubt that canaries would have to rely on home performances to stay in the top flight.

mirrorfootball.co.uk

rangers tame the wolves

18 Sep

new summer signing, joey barton established his commitment to the cause to newly promoted qpr after his first half brace at molineux in yesterday’s match. the midfield maestro scored the first of three goals in an impressive away victory for rangers.

quickbrowse.com

post match antics from barton nearly over shadowed a fairly comfortable victory in a scuffle over a late elbow challenge, and his enticing taunts to wolves fans by directing his hand signalling of the final score to the home terraces. neil warnock admitted in a post match interview that his message of enjoying the game and playing with a smile on the faces contributed to fluid play from his team.