Australia will raise their game in front of their own fans at next year`s Asian Cup and deserve to be among the favourites despite their poor recent form, according to former Socceroos stalwart Brett Emerton.
Midfielder Brett Emerton, who was part of Australia`s "golden generation" and played 95 times for his country, has retired after an 18-year career that included spells in England with Blackburn Rovers and at Dutch club Feyenoord.
Alvaro Negredo and Edin Dzeko scored twice each as Premier League high-fliers Manchester City comprehensively quashed second tier Blackburn Rovers` hopes of causing an FA Cup shock with an emphatic 5-0 third-round replay win on Wednesday.
Manchester City`s top scorer Sergio Aguero is ready to make his return from injury against Cardiff City on Saturday and could even feature in the FA Cup replay against Blackburn Rovers on Wednesday, the Argentine said.
The Indian bosses of the declining football club Blackburn Rovers may reportedly dismiss the club`s self-styled `global adviser` and former Malaysian footballer Shebby Singh following his inability to bring out the club from the mire in which it had sunk.
Indian-owned club Blackburn Rovers may have to pay a staggering two million pounds to sacked manager Henning Berg, who was in charge for only ten games and had delivered just a single victory to the club.
In one of the biggest signings in Indian club football, Shillong Lajong today roped in Portuguese Under-19 international and former English Premier League side Blackburn Rovers striker Edinho Junior on a loan transfer to strengthen its stuttering I-League campaign.
Blackburn Rovers global adviser, Shebby Singh has denied rumours that claimed he along with Judan Ali, who is a coach with experience limited to youth and amateur level and star of the Bollywood football movie, are likely to be handed the job.