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Chelsea celebrate awards double
May 22, 2015 (08:00) [ Indexed from Sky Sports ]
Chelsea are celebrating an awards double with Jose Mourinho and Eden Hazard being voted the Premier League’s manager and player of the year respectively. More...
Jose Mourinho and Eden Hazard claim Premier League awards
May 22, 2015 (08:00) [ Indexed from TEAMtalk ]
Chelsea are celebrating an awards double with Jose Mourinho and Eden Hazard being voted the Premier League’s manager and player of the year respectively. More...
Arsenal transfer news and rumours: Barcelona eye 50 million raid for Aaron Ramsey
May 22, 2015 (07:45) [ Indexed from Telegraph.co.uk ]
Arsenal transfer gossip: Catalan giants could sign pre-agreement with Gunners and wait until January 2016 - when transfer ban is lifted More...
Mourinho: Cake better than icing
May 22, 2015 (07:30) [ Indexed from Sky Sports ]
Jose Mourinho says winning the Premier League Manager of the Year award is the icing on his title-winning season but insists the cake is far more important. More...
Ultimate midfielder
May 22, 2015 (07:05) [ Indexed from Sky Sports ]
Better than Steven Gerrard? How Frank Lampard turned himself into the ultimate midfielder... More...
Sad Kalac reluctantly calls time on Sydney FC
May 22, 2015 (05:20) [ Indexed from FOXSPORTS.com.au ]
SYDNEY FC have agreed to release goalkeeping coach Zeljko Kalac from the final year of his contract to pursue another opportunity. More...
Muscat reveals: I want Archie to stay
May 22, 2015 (04:35) [ Indexed from FOXSPORTS.com.au ]
KEVIN Muscat has uttered the words Victory fans wanted to hear, telling Fox Sports News: I want to keep Archie Thompson. More...
What The Wu Tang Clan Tells Us About The Robin Van Persie to Roma Rumors
May 22, 2015 (02:20) [ Indexed from Roma Blog ]
Robin Van Persie to Roma is a nice thought, but is it financially feasible? We check with New York hip hop legends, Wu Tang Clan, for an answer. In addition to a new keeper, an actual sponsor, and hopefully a couple of full backs, Roma are reportedly hellbent on resolving their unending and self-inflicted quest for a top striker. Never mind the fact that, between Mattia Destro and Seydou Doumbia, they have approximately 30m worth of strikers on their payroll, the transfer rumor titans of the world would have you believe that Roma are keen on none other than Manchester United forward Robin Van Persie. RvP, who will be 32-years-old at the start of next season, has featured sparingly for United during 2015. Despite his personal relegation, Van Persie has managed 10 goals and two assists in 27 Premiership appearances. A far cry from the 26 and nine he threw up in his first season for the Red Devils, but a respectable total nonetheless. So, would Roma actually stand to benefit from this move, or would Van Persie merely be the latest Premiership octogenarian seeking safe harbor in the calm shores of Serie A? Let's take a quick look. Why It Makes Sense Well, for starters, Van Persie has 96 league goals and 31 assists over the past seasons, and, all kidding aside, at 32-years-old, Roma could still squeeze two-to-three effective seasons out of the Dutchman. Furthermore, he is exactly what Roma needs; an out-and-out center forward that can contribute in all phases of the attack and score and create from all corners of the pitch. Despite those 10 league goals, which trails only Wayne Rooney for the club lead, there can be no doubt, whoever pays for Van Persie's services will largely be paying for his past performances; there's simply no way he's cracking 20 goals again, regardless of the competition. However, when we distill his recent numbers down to the en vogue per 90 minute metric, Van Persie's efficiency shines through; a trait which might help him age gracefully. RVP's 10 Premiership goals have come in just over 2,000 minutes (another trait Roma desperately needs) good for an average of 0.43 goals per 90 minutes, which leads the club and places him in a tie for 20th place in the Premiership, though everyone is drowning in Sergio Aguero's wake, 0.92 goals per 90 minutes. Aside from the goals, Van Persie's shot accuracy (56%) is tied for 13th in the league while his 24 key passes are good for fifth on the club. Granted, some of these numbers are cherry picked, but the point remains; the man can still play. Why It Doesn't Make Sense Take it away, Raekwon Van Persie, who is still under contract with United, one which pays him a reported 220,000 per week, would be prohibitively expensive for Roma. So while we can quibble about where he'd fit within the squad or how Roma could possibly make this work with Destro and Doumbia still on the books, this is really all that matters. Cash rules everything around me. We could, of course, argue whether doling out top dollar for Premier League retirees is the shrewdest footballing plan; these moves tend not to work out as well in actuality as they do paper. Serie A may not be the bee's knees anymore, but it's not a walk in the park. Likelihood: 2/10 If we can shake the reality that Roma already has two strikers they seemingly don't want, and could somehow squeeze Van Persie into the rolls, the salary disparity between his United wages and what Roma could afford would be stark. Quite stark, indeed. However, if Van Persie is up for the challenge, has decided he's made enough money in his career and really, really, really wants to hang out with Kevin Strootman 24/7, we might be onto something. For now, you'll have to excuse me as I listen to the rest of 36 Chambers. More...
VIDEO: Policing football behind the scenes
May 22, 2015 (01:10) [ Indexed from BBC Sport ]
Victoria Derbyshire reporter Dan Johnson follows the police operation as West Bromwich Albion play Chelsea at the Hawthorns. More...
Friday's gossip column
May 22, 2015 (00:55) [ Indexed from BBC Sport ]
Barcelona considering 50m Ramsey bid, Man Utd weigh up Schweinsteiger offer, Inter Milan confident over Toure, plus more. More...
Newcastle won't expect any favours from Sam Allardyce
May 22, 2015 (00:55) [ Indexed from TEAMtalk ]
John Carver says he’s well aware that Newcastle can expect no favours from former boss Sam Allardyce when he brings his West Ham side to St James’ Park on Survival Sunday. More...
Carver: No favours from Big Sam
May 22, 2015 (00:50) [ Indexed from Sky Sports ]
John Carver says he’s well aware that Newcastle can expect no favours from former boss Sam Allardyce when he brings his West Ham side to St James’ Park on Survival Sunday. More...
Derby to decide McClaren future
May 22, 2015 (00:35) [ Indexed from Sky Sports ]
Steve McClaren’s future as Derby County head coach is set to be decided in the next 24 hours, according to Sky sources. More...
Roy Hodgson: Lay off Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling
May 22, 2015 (00:30) [ Indexed from TEAMtalk ]
Roy Hodgson has mounted a passionate defence of Raheem Sterling after another day of twists in the Liverpool forward's contract saga. More...
Derby to decide McClaren future
May 22, 2015 (00:25) [ Indexed from Sky Sports ]
Sky Sources believe that Steve McClaren’s future as Derby County head coach is set to be decided in the next 24 hours. More...
Hodgson: Lay off Sterling
May 22, 2015 (00:25) [ Indexed from Sky Sports ]
Roy Hodgson has mounted a passionate defence of Raheem Sterling after another day of twists in the Liverpool forward's contract saga. More...
Grealish 'has England future'
May 22, 2015 (00:05) [ Indexed from Sky Sports ]
Roy Hodgson has told Aston Villa starlet Jack Grealish he has a future with England if he wants it. More...
Greg Dyke fighting FA to fill more cup final seats
May 21, 2015 (23:45) [ Indexed from Telegraph.co.uk ]
Dyke, the FA chairman, lifts lid on battle to prevent almost half the seats for Arsenal v Aston Villa at Wembley ending up in the possession of non-fans More...
Mike Ashley to miss Newcastle relegation decider
May 21, 2015 (23:45) [ Indexed from Telegraph.co.uk ]
Ashley is expected to be absent from last match of the season against West Ham at St James' Park on Sunday as he continues to avoid angry supporters More...
Dave King: I'll invest 20m in Rangers
May 21, 2015 (23:45) [ Indexed from Telegraph.co.uk ]
King makes his first appearance as a designated fit and proper person to run Rangers More...

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