Long way back for injured Siem de Jong
Long way back for injured Siem de Jong

Dutch midfielder Siem de Jong has said he will need at least another eight weeks before resuming his career with Newcastle.

English football fans pay price as top flight clubs enjoy boom
English football fans pay price as top flight clubs enjoy boom

Season tickets to watch champions Manchester City this season are the cheapest in the Premier League but the eye-watering cost of attending games in England continues to soar.

Alan Pardew relieved as Papiss Cisse hands lifeline to under-fire boss
Alan Pardew relieved as Papiss Cisse hands lifeline to under-fire boss

Beleaguered Newcastle boss Alan Pardew admitted he was a relieved man after Papiss Cisse`s late double temporarily silenced his critics in a 2-2 draw against Hull.

Steve Bruce critical of Newcastle talk
Steve Bruce critical of Newcastle talk

Hull boss Steve Bruce has scoffed at reports saying he could replace under-fire Alan Pardew as manager of Newcastle saying they were "disrespectful" to the current incumbent.

Alan Pardew in peril as Newcastle United thrashed by Southampton
Alan Pardew in peril as Newcastle United thrashed by Southampton

Alan Pardew has the dubious distinction of being the first Premier League manager to hear the sound of the axe being sharpened after his hapless Newcastle United side were thumped 4-0 by Southampton on Saturday.

Asian Cup must move beyond Australia's soccer silo: Michael Brown
Asian Cup must move beyond Australia's soccer silo: Michael Brown

Michael Brown knows the success or otherwise of January`s Asian Cup rests on one thing. Getting Australian backsides on stadium seats.

Paul Gascoigne in new health scare

Troubled former England star Paul Gascoigne has been taken to hospital after being found slumped outside his home clutching a bottle of gin, a British newspaper reported Friday.

Champions Manchester City ready to roll again, says Manuel Pellegrini

City start their campaign with a trip to St James` Park having added a number of new faces to their ranks since last season`s Premier League and League Cup triumphs.

West Ham hit by Andy Carroll injury blow

West Ham striker Andy Carroll has revealed he will miss the start of the Premier League season after suffering a serious ankle injury.

Wilkinson drops out of rugby with fitting finale

Jonny Wilkinson brought the curtain down on a stunning career by scoring a trademark right-footed drop goal to help Toulon to their first Top 14 success in 22 years on Saturday.

Liverpool win in vain as title dreams dashed

Liverpool`s bid to snatch the Premier League title on the final day of the season ended in frustration despite a 2-1 win over nine-man Newcastle on Sunday.

Cardiff staying up would be like beating Bayern: Solskjaer

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reckons keeping Cardiff City in the Premier League would be more of a miracle than when he scored the winning goal for Manchester United in the last minute of the 1999 Champions League final against Bayern Munich.

Injured Walcott won`t hurry back

Arsenal forward Theo Walcott is prepared to take his time as he recovers from severe injury, even if it means missing the start of next season.

Own-goal double derails Everton`s Euro bid

Everton suffered a huge blow in their quest for Champions League football after a pair of own-goals saw them lose 2-0 to Southampton at St Mary`s on Saturday.

Rodgers only has eyes for Norwich

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers remains confident he will be able to keep his players focused against Norwich City as they attempt to take another step towards the Premier League title.

Nani likely to leave Man Utd in summer

Manchester United footballer Nani`s agent has reportedly revealed that the winger looks set to leave the club in the summer.

Evra banking on `Chelsea 2012 type miracle` to help Man Utd win CL title

Manchester United left-back Patrice Evra has said that the club`s current season reminds him of the Chelsea season when they were not playing well in the Premier League but went on to win the Champions League in 2012.

Del Piero double as Sydney keep in playoff race

Italian legend Alessandro Del Piero converted a penalty and scored a trademark free kick as Sydney FC tightened their grip on sixth spot in Australia`s A-League on Sunday.

Moyes savouring United away-day success

David Moyes feels Manchester United are making the most of playing without the extra pressure Old Trafford brings after sealing a 10th Premier League away win of the season.

Young wants United to maintain momentum at Newcastle

Ashley Young has urged his Manchester United team-mates to carry the feel-good factor from an impressive performance against Bayern Munich into their clash with Newcastle on Saturday.