Found February 27, 2012 on Fox Soccer:
Each day we'll bring you the very latest tabloid rumors as the biggest clubs around splash the cash to bolster their rosters. True or not, they're always entertaining... THE SUN Wayne Rooney is out of England's friendly with Holland. Fabio Capello insists he will return on the dugout - not the boardroom. Alex McLeish may firm up his interest in Blackburn defender Scott Dann in the summer. Barcelona are ready to fight Manchester City for Javi Martinez. Arsenal skipper Robin van Persie has quashed fears over him signing a new contract. Neil Warnock hopes to sign Bolton left-back Paul Robinson to bolster his late play-off bid. DAILY MIRROR Manchester City's Spanish starlet Juan Roman is set to move to Crystal Palace on loan for the rest of the season. West Brom's Keith Andrews is ready to sign a long-term deal at the Hawthorns. DAILY MAIL Carlos Tevez will make his first comeback in earnest tomorrow when he makes his first competitive appearance for the club since his fall-out with Roberto Mancini five months ago. Italy coach Cesar Prandelli has dropped Mario Balotelli for Wednesday's friendly against the United States. Steven Gerrard lifted Liverpool's first trophy for six years after a dramatic Carling Cup penalty shootout at Wembley yesterday. Martin Jol believes he has taken a significant step towards securing Fulham's Barclays Premier League future after signing former Real Madrid midfielder Mahamadou Diarra for the rest of the season. DAILY EXPRESS Stuart Pearce experienced the first frustrations of being England manager after Wayne Rooney headed a trio of high-profile withdrawals for the friendly with Holland. DAILY RECORD Ally McCoist thanked his players yesterday for putting a smile back on the face of the stricken football club - as they brace themselves for possible job losses this week. THE GUARDIAN An emotional Kenny Dalglish described Liverpool's Carling Cup final victory as the start of a new era of success for the Anfield club after they overcame a late scare and dramatic penalty shootout against Cardiff City to collect their first trophy in six years. Wayne Rooney and Tom Cleverley have joined Darren Bent in pulling out of Stuart Pearce's England squad for the friendly against Holland on Wednesday. DAILY MIRROR Steven Gerrard lifted the Carling Cup aloft, and then admitted: "I don't know whether to laugh or cry." Arsene Wenger revealed he nearly substituted two-goal Theo Walcott to protect him from Arsenal's angry fans. THE TIMES Kenny Dalglish celebrated Liverpool's dramatic penalty shoot-out win over Cardiff City in the Carling Cup final by declaring his hope that the club's first silverware for six years will be the platform for a new era of success. DAILY STAR Steven Gerrard lifted Liverpool's first trophy in six years then declared: We want more! Wayne Rooney has been ruled out of England's friendly against Holland to leave Stuart Pearce with a huge injury headache.

Rooney, Cleverley to miss England game

Wayne Rooney and Tom Cleverley have been ruled out of England's friendly against Holland on Wednesday by Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson. Ferguson confirmed Rooney will not be available for the match due to a throat infection while also ruling out young midfielder Cleverley. "They'll be out," he told Sky Sports News after his side's Barclays Premier...

Ferguson: Rooney, Cleverley out for England

Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson says striker Wayne Rooney and midfielder Tom Cleverley will miss England's international friendly with the Netherlands on Wednesday. Rooney has a throat infection that has forced him out of United's last two matches while Cleverley has been struggling with an ankle injury. When asked about the pair's availability for England,...

Milner: Capello's exit not 'ideal' ahead of Euros

The England squad has trained for the first time since Fabio Capello's resignation under the temporary command of Stuart Pearce ahead of Wednesday's friendly against the Netherlands. With Capello quitting four months before the European Championship, winger James Milner says ''the timing is not as ideal as you would want, changing manager so close to a major tournament...

How Will England Do Against The Netherlands Without Fabio Capello On Wednesday At Wembley

On the 9th of February 2012, we woke up to hear the shocking resignation of England manager Fabio Capello with just a few months to get the European championships underway. As much as it was an unfortunate occurrence, I think it gave some of us a bit of a sensational stuff to write about. Capello’s last match with England before his sudden resignation was September last year against...

Capello assessing options

Fabio Capello says he is in no rush to return to coaching, weeks after resigning from his post as manager...

Thursday Nights for Berbendez

Manchester United have been known for having a variety of top class strikers in their teams and this current side is no different. Looking at the current pecking order the top two strikers at the moment at Old Trafford is Wayne Rooney and Danny Welbeck. If United want to sustain a long and competitive run in Europa League, they will need to rotate their squad. Sir Alex knows he...

FA: No move yet for new England boss

The Football Association insists that no approaches have been made to any potential candidates to become the next England coach. Fabio Capello's resignation earlier this month, following the decision to strip the captaincy from John Terry, has left the FA looking for a manager to lead England into Euro 2012 and beyond. Under-21 coach Stuart Pearce is in caretaker charge for...

Pearce to delay captaincy announcement

Stuart Pearce will not name his England captain for the friendly against Holland until Wednesday but decided "a week or two weeks ago'' who will skipper the side. Pearce, who is in temporary charge of the national side following the resignation of Fabio Capello, insisted he would wait until he confirmed his starting XI for Wednesday's match at Wembley. He said...

EPL- A List Of Five Underrated Players

The Premier League is full of world class players, some of which, due to their talent, have become household names across the globe. Examples of these types of players are Sergio Aguero, Frank Lampard and Wayne Rooney. However, I think there are a lot of players playing in various teams who don't get the recognition they deserve. They are underrated players and here are some...

Barman to boss: Pearce's England audition vs Dutch

Stuart Pearce will complete the journey from Wembley barman to boss on Wednesday when he takes charge of England against the Netherlands in a friendly that could determine how long he keeps the job. Fabio Capello's resignation has given Pearce an unexpected chance to shine as interim coach, 35 years after spending England matches serving drinks at the national stadium. '...

Wayne Rooney and Tom Cleverley ruled out of England friendly with Netherlands (

Sir Alex Ferguson reveals the duo, who missed the Red Devils' hard-fought 2-1 victory over Norwich on Sunday, will not recover in time to feature for the Three Lions

Gerrard wants England armband

Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard has revealed his desire to captain England. The midfielder - who also said Fabio Capello's resignation could give the team the necessary lift for a "successful summer" - said he would be "delighted" and "proud" to lead England. Gerrard, who captained England during the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, told BBC One...
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