Gerrard and Lampard Out

November 17, 2008

 

Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard have both been forced to withdraw from the England squad ahead of Wednesday’s friendly with Germany.

Liverpool stated on Sunday that Gerrard would be unavailable after picking up a groin injury at Bolton the day before.

England asked Gerrard to report for duty but he has now had to officially pull out following a check by the Football Association’s medical staff.

Fellow midfielder Frank Lampard will also miss out after scans on a rib injury he picked up in Chelsea’s game at West Brom on Saturday revealed he would not be fit enough to be involved at the Olympic Stadium.

Scott Parker of West Ham and Fulham’s Jimmy Bullard have been called up to replace Gerrard and Lampard.

The likes of Wayne Rooney, Rio Ferdinand and Joe Cole are also absent through injury, but captain John Terry has been declared fit following a foot problem.As reported from Skynews

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Carling cup quarter-final Draw

November 15, 2008

The Draw was made early this morning another great draw for burnley as they get arsenal below another interesting one Man Utd at home to Blackburn.

Full draw below

Stoke City v Derby County
Manchester United v Blackburn Rovers
Burnley v Arsenal
Watford v Tottenham Hotspur

 

More to follow

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Top 10 football Boots 2008/09 by request for xmas

November 13, 2008

As xmas is coming we thought we would do this little request as there is nothing like a new pair off hot football boots for the new year.So these are the top 10 football boots for 2008/2009 as warn by the players.So you can see the boots in the video below and the players who sponsor them.We have also put a list of the top 4 sportsshops in the world that sell all these ranges below so do have a look links below.Great for all football goodies

Top Places to get Football Boot Deals





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Ipswich fined player over cuffs gesture at fans

November 11, 2008

A footballer who made an “insensitive” handcuffs gesture to show support for a friend jailed following the deaths of two children has been fined by his club.

Ipswich Town said it was concerned that midfielder David Norris’s celebration after scoring a goal had been interpreted as a tribute his friend, former Plymouth Argyle goalkeeper Luke McCormick.

Club officials said Norris, 27, from Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, had written a letter of “regret” to the boys’ parents and the club would make a donation to charity

“In hearing the player’s explanation, the club also regrets the potential for misinterpretation of the gesture and would like to make a donation to an appropriate charity, equal to the fine imposed on the player.”

The Football Association earlier confirmed they have written to Norris to ask him to explain his actions and he could face further sanctions. “We are aware of the incident and have written to Ipswich to seek an explanation from David Norris for his actions and await his response,” an FA spokesman said.

Norris told the Daily Mirror: “It wasn’t a handcuff sign, it was a private message but I can see why people have seen it like that. I apologise if anyone was offended by it. Luke is a friend who made a massive mistake and he is paying for that.”

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