Footy News Jan 30, 2008

Psycho Returns to England

Former England left back Stuart ‘Psycho’ Pearce has been given a role with new England manager Fabio Capello. The Italian wanted an Englishman as part of his backroom staff, and said “As well as being involved in all of the planning ahead of games, he will sit next to me on the bench during the matches.” Got it, so he’s your protection Fabio? link

KK Stamps His Authority

KK has made it clear who’s boss at Newcastle “He reports to me,” said KK in an early demonstration of his dominance. The two little guys (KK is actually 2″ taller than didi Dennis), next face Middlesborough at home on Sunday. Early days, but already the pressure is mounting.

Rafa: Champions League is Harder

Rafa Benitez, the Liverpool manager has come out and claimed it is harder to win the Champions League than the Premier League. “How many teams have won the Champions League? That is a massive trophy and it is more difficult to win than any other trophy,” BenÄ‚­tez said. Sure Rafa, nothing to do with the fact that you have no chance of winning the title again this year? link

Quickfire Transfer News

Tottenham have finally signed Alan Hutton from Rangers for £9 million, he follows Jonathan Woodgate and Chris Gunter to the Lane.

Up the road, Arsenal have completed the signing of another youngster, Luke Freeman from Gillingham. The 15 year is the youngest player to feature in the FA Cup!

Staying at Arsenal, Abou Diaby has signed a new contract that will keep him at the Emirates Stadium until 2012.

Not moving is Iraq midfielder Nashat Akram, wanted by Manchester City, he was refused a work permit.

African Cup of Nations

Egypt face Zambia and Cameroon take on Sudan in the final round of matches in Group C. Two from this group will be looking to join Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast and Nigeria who have all qualified.

WAGs (wives and girlfriends)

Cheryl Cole has left her and Ashley’s home to think things through. Meanwhile Ashley may be involved tonight when Chelsea are at home to Reading. Avram Grant still hasn’t decided whether to play him or not, as he think Ashley is better at playing away. Boom Boom. WAGs

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