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Report: West Ham without Carroll for 3 months after foot surgery

Report: West Ham without Carroll for 3 months after foot surgery

West Ham United will reportedly be without one of its target men until April. According to the Guardian’s Dominic Fifield, West Ham lost Andy Carroll for three months after the English striker underwent foot surgery. The product of Newcastle United apparently hoped that a period of rest and wearing a protective boot might speed up rehabilitation from a fracture that ...

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Report: 4 more players to take legal action against Chelsea over racism

Report: 4 more players to take legal action against Chelsea over racism

Warning: Story contains coarse language Chelsea is reportedly the subject of further legal action related to allegations of racism. According to the Guardian’s Martha Kelner, four former youth-team players are set to take legal action against Chelsea, claiming they were subjected to racial abuse by Graham Rix and Gwyn Williams, who both deny the allegations. One of the former youth-team ...

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How would an old-fashioned target man fit into Conte's Chelsea lineup?

How would an old-fashioned target man fit into Conte's Chelsea lineup?

The concept of a lumbering target man is one intrinsically linked to British football. When Leeds United won the Division One title in 1991-92 – the season before the top flight was rebranded as the Premier League and broke away from England’s other professional divisions – Eric Cantona was a marginal figure, often watching from the bench as fair-haired Lee ...

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Why Mkhitaryan and Arsenal could be a match made in heaven

Why Mkhitaryan and Arsenal could be a match made in heaven

Even Arsene Wenger’s unwavering belief couldn’t keep Alexis Sanchez from completing his move away from the Emirates and joining Manchester United, but take pause before bemoaning his departure. Arsenal has already redeemed its losses in Henrikh Mkhitaryan, a player who seems to require the sort of encouragement that Wenger offers to truly thrive. The Frenchman is often derided for his ...

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United seals Sanchez deal after extraordinary January swoop

United seals Sanchez deal after extraordinary January swoop

Alexis Sanchez‘s wish has finally been granted. The energetic Chilean officially swapped Arsenal for Manchester United on Monday, ending months of restlessness over his future in north London. Sanchez can now call himself one of the highest earners in the Premier League after signing a contract with United worth a reported £14 million per season. (Photo courtesy: Manchester United) “I ...

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Scotland manager's job – who's next?

Scotland manager's job - who's next?

Now the Scottish FA’s high-profile pursuit of Michael O’Neill has ended in disappointment, to whom do they turn next? BBC Scotland looks at a few potential candidates to take over from Gordon Strachan. Alex McLeish <!–<!–[if lte IE 8]><![endif]–> McLeish’s last managerial job was almost two years ago, when he spent three months in charge at Egyptian club Zamalek. He’s ...

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Report: Arsenal hopeful January arrivals will convince Ozil to stay

Report: Arsenal hopeful January arrivals will convince Ozil to stay

Arsenal officials are optimistic that the arrival of winter reinforcements will convince Mesut Ozil to remain in north London beyond this season. Ozil and Alexis Sanchez have been under the spotlight throughout the season, as the two entered the campaign without contracts beyond this summer. The latter will reportedly join rival Manchester United in a deal that could send Henrikh ...

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West Brom's Evans could leave for £3m

West Brom's Evans could leave for £3m

West Brom risk losing captain Jonny Evans for £3m in the summer if they fail to stay in the Premier League. Evans, 30, is rated at £23m by West Brom and has attracted interest from Arsenal and Manchester City. He still has 18 months of his present deal remaining and has told West Brom he has no wish to sign ...

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Michael O'Neill snubs Scotland to remain with Northern Ireland

Michael O'Neill snubs Scotland to remain with Northern Ireland

Scotland‘s search for Gordon Strachan’s successor continues with confirmation that Michael O’Neill turned down an offer to become the country’s next manager. O’Neill was considered the favourite to land the job before reports Monday suggested that he preferred to remain manager of Northern Ireland – a nation he guided to the round of 16 during the UEFA European Championship in ...

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Watford name Gracia as new boss

Watford name Gracia as new boss

Media playback is not supported on this device Watford have named Javi Gracia as their new head coach, hours after the Premier League club sacked Marco Silva. Spaniard Gracia, who has signed an 18-month contract at Vicarage Road, has been out of work since leaving Russian club Rubin Kazan last June. The 47-year-old previously spent two seasons with Spanish La ...

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