Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson was angry with veterans Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes at half-time for “frivolously” losing possession in their Champions League game with Inter Milan. (The Guardian)
Must be weird for Giggs and Scholes to still get the hair dryer treatment every once in awhile after all these years.
Middlesbrough striker Afonso Alves, who cost Boro £12m just over a year ago, may be on his way to Benfica in the summer. (The Sun)
I could see why Middlesbrough may decide to cut their losses with Alves but surely he isn’t going to Benfica. Alves would have to take a pretty steep pay cut for Benfica to be able to sign him.
Fifa president Sepp Blatter has repeated his belief that goal-line technology is unworkable, despite Chelsea being denied a goal when Didier Drogba’s free-kick crossed the line in the Champions League game with Juventus. (Daily Mirror)
It work’s perfect fine in tennis with the Hawk eye technology. Can’t see why it couldn’t be adapted to football.
Sunderland may rotate goalkeepers Marton Fulop and Craig Gordon next season as Fulop has impressed so much when standing in for the club’s record signing. (The Guardian)
Gordon has admitted his frustration at failing to win back his first-team spot at Sunderland following a lengthy injury lay-off.
When you are a club fighting for survival you go with the hot hand and Fulop has done well with this opportunity.
The head of the Russian Football Union has hinted that the coach of their national team Guus Hiddink may stay on at Chelsea beyond the end of the season. (The Times)
Translation : The head of the Russian Football Union has been told by Roman Abramovich that Guus Hiddink will stay on with Chelsea going forward.
Chelsea’s Frank Lampard says they are fed up with being drawn against Liverpool in the Champions League. (Daily Mail)
While I’m sure Chelsea would love to be drawn against Porto or Villaareal there are no easy matches this point going forward in the Champions Leagues. Besides this time last year Chelsea got paired up against Fenerbahce so I wouldn’t shed a tear if they are given a tough draw this year.
Manchester City executive chairman Garry Cook says Kaka would have struggled to oust Stephen Ireland from the team if the Brazilian playmaker had moved to Eastlands from Milan. (Daily Mail)
How does one respond to such nonsense?
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