September 27, 2006

The Curse of David Pleat?

Posted in English Championship, English Premier League, League One, League Two, Russian Premier League at 3:41 pm by deadlymusings

David PlearLast season, David Pleat filed occasional scouting reports on players in the lower divisions of England and one player in Egypt in the Guardian. This season, that role has been filled by Steve Claridge who has looked at a pair of strikers in Scunthorpe’s Billy Sharp and Bournemouth’s James Hayter.

But one year on, what has happened to those players David Pleat heaped praise upon. Find out after the jump.

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September 26, 2006

Today’s News: September 26

Posted in English Premier League, Euro 2008, Football (soccer), Ligue 1, Russian Premier League at 5:56 pm by deadlymusings

Newcastle assistant Kevin Bond is the first to feel the fallout from the BBC Panorama program last week. [BBC]

Daniel Carvalho may be leaving CSKA Moscow for Bordeaux in January. [Sky Sports]

Ruud van Nistelrooy opts to avoid the diplomatic route to ending his international career. [SI.com]

Raul doesn’t believe his international career is coming to an end. [International Herald Tribune]

Sven-Goran Eriksson is close to deciding which team should have the honor of having him as manager. [The Australian]

September 13, 2006

Today’s News: September 13

Posted in English Premier League, Eredivisie, J-League, La Liga, Russian Premier League, Scottish Premier League, UEFA Cup at 9:21 pm by deadlymusings

Charlton’s defense just got that much better after it was revealed that Djimi Traore broke his leg against Chelsea. [BBC]

Diego Tristan snubs negative football in England to join Mallorca. [Sky Sports]

Sota Hirayama lies to Heracles officials so he can get a free transfer to FC Tokyo. [Sporting Life]

Hearts puppet Valdas Ivanauskas’ job is clearly on the line against Sparta Prague. [TEAMTalk]

Former Russian international and Champions League winner Dmitry Alenichev has retired from the game. {The Moscow Times]