Mourinho Longs For Premier League Return

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has once again expressed a desire to return to the Premier League after talking to the English media this week. The former Chelsea gaffer was talking to the Sun and confirmed that he did want to comeback to England and also described his time in charge at Real Madrid as the “most difficult club in the world”:

“I miss England and my next job will be in England,” Mourinho began. “There is unfinished business. And I think England wants me back, no? It was the most enjoyable time of my career. My Chelsea time was amazing as a football manager and family man. My family and I enjoyed it so much. We made so many friends here. We still keep in touch, we still come back. In football there are a few victories here I would like to repeat. I will talk to my agent and get a project for my career.

“I still have three years at Real Madrid. It is the biggest club in the world but it is also the most difficult club in the world. They came to me for the third time and I could not say no to them for the third time – I had to go. And I had to go to Italy, that was important for me because I wanted to try there. Everyone said it was the home of tactics so I said let me try there.

“But it is not England, England is special. People in Italy, Spain and Portugal ask me why I love England so much and I can’t explain – I just do. I want to be happy in my work. I want to be happy with my football.”

So who will he manage? ALL of my money would be on Manchester United but it all depends on Sir Alex and his retirement plans. He could be employed to be Mancini’s successor at Manchester City as his title challenge has faded as the season has progressed or he could make a sensational return to Chelsea with rumours emerging that Ancelotti is parting the club regardless of how the season ends up.

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Club Fined After Fan Threw Porridge At The Referee

South African football club the Orlando Pirates were handed a suspended fine of 50,000 rands earlier today after the country’s Premier Soccer League found them guilty of apparently adding a bit of comedy to football. The spectator had rather humorously thrown a bowl of porridge at the referee during a successful Pirates away win back in January. What a bloody legend.Sir, you made me lol.

From Reuters:

The Soweto club, among the front-runners for the league title this season, were hit with a suspended 50,000 rand ($7,106) fine after pleading guilty to a charge of spectator misbehaviour and bringing the game into disrepute.

A supporter hurled a handful of stodgy porridge, which South Africans commonly eat with most meals, at the referee at the end of a comfortable away win for the Pirates in Durban in January.

I just though of an amazing idea. If, say, Martin Atkinson or Chris Foy are having rubbish games there should be a rule to allow spectators to throw porridge (or something of the sorts) at the out-of-form official. It would make for a hysterical new Premier League and it would add some spice to the games as well. Its something I’m rather looking forward to.


Ball Smacks Little Girl In The Face

This girl got more than she bargained for after attending a Standard Liege vs Germinal Beerschot league match. The ball ricocheted off her poor head, causing her skull to jerk unexpectedly. As you would’ve expected, she began to cry and was comforted by her mum but even she couldn’t contain the delight at seeing her daughter hit in the face with a football. Cruel parenting.

 


Stephen Ireland and Leon Best Apologise For Hitting The Town And Flashing Their Ripped Abbs

Leon Best, Stephen Ireland and Stephen Folan flash their assets

Looks like Stephen Ireland’s in the news again, as is teammate Leon Best and reserve player Stephen Folan. The trio hit the town on Friday night and made the stupid mistake of posing for a photograph at the Tup Tup Palace nightclub in Newcastle.

Their antics have landed them in hot water with gaffer Alan Pardrew who when put to the question about his players hitting up Tup Tup, he simply said that:

“That is a situation I have to look at on Monday morning. It is news to me.“It is not an ideal situation when you have a game on Saturday, even though they are injured. I will look at that.”

The image of Best, Ireland and Folan had surfaced on the web via Tup Tup Palace’s official Facebook page and tonight Ireland and Best issued an apology for their actions through the clubs official website which read:

“Although we had both been ruled out of the game at Stoke and didn’t travel with the team, we realise that going out to a bar was inappropriate ahead of Saturday’s game and we fully regret doing so.“We were asked to have our photograph taken and we removed our shirts as a tongue-in-cheek joke between friends, but of course the resulting coverage in the press suggests a far different night out.

“Whilst our actions were wrong, neither of us had consumed alcohol and we were out for only a very short period of time.

“However, with the team having an important game at Stoke the following day, we should never have put ourselves or the club in that position.”

As I always say; ‘If you’ve got it, flaunt it’.


Dangerous Tackle From Jonny Evans Leaves Holden Out For Six Months

Bolton midfielder Stuart Holden needs surgery after sustaining a knee-injury in Bolton’s 1-0 defeat at the hands of league leaders Manchester United on Saturday afternoon. Holden had contested in a challenge with United defender Jonny Evans when the injury occurred. Evans had dived in with his studs up and they met the knee of the American – the result was inevitable. Holden was left reeling and Evans saw red, which leaves United’s defence in a real state.

However, Holden had remained optimistic throughout the weekend and upon learning the extent of his injury he took to his twitter account and said:

Thx again 4 all the well wishes, w out my fans I wld be no where. Down 2 London 4 Surgery later today and then road 2 recovery begins.

I can promise you all I will come back stronger and better than before. Have had bad luck in the past and will continue to beat it.

He also went on to say that he had received a phone call from Jonny Evans apologising, which he gladfully accepted.


Brazilian Wonderkid’s Shot Seeps Through The Net

It was the 17-year-old Lucas Piazon who did that. I know its not exactly ground-breaking stuff but it’ll do.

Following on from securing a massive move to Chelsea, Piazon had been playing for the Brazilian u-17 side when he struck the ball which flew through a faulty net. The match ended 2-1 in Brazil’s favour.

Its hard to see why he’s been dubbed the new Kaka as he’s yet to feature at club level in Brazil for Sao Paulo but if you’re snapped up at the tender age of 17, you must be something extraordinary. Albeit, he could end up like Gael Kakuta (you know, getting barely any first team action).


Luis Adriano (Shakthar) Kneed in the Face by Vitaliy Nedilko (Volyn)

With Wrestlemania 27 just a couple of weeks away, WWE fever is taking over in the Ukrainian football league.