January 25th News Roundup


Arsenal have given themselves a great opportunity to win what they feel would be some long overdue silverware by making it to the Carling Cup final. They beat Ipswich 3-0 in the semi final second leg, making it 3-1 on aggregate. They’ll play the winner of West Ham vs Birmingham tomorrow. I wonder if Arsenal fans still remember where Wembley is?

Palermo have progressed to the Coppa Italia semi final after beating Parma on penalties.

Manchester United came from 2-0 behind to beat Blackpool 3-2. The winner came in the 88th minute by Dimitar Berbatov.

It now seems as though Bohemian Football Club are safe from a winding up order imposed by Brian Shelley and Steven Gray, see here for more.

Pundit Andy Gray has had his contract with Sky terminated, in the wake of a sexism scandal involving a co-worker at Sky and comments made about lineswoman Sian Massey, but not for being clueless about football as what a lot of people may think.

Liverpool have had a £4 million bid for Blackpool’s Charlie Adam rejected, while the club also reject a transfer request from the player. It is now reported that he has signed for the Merseyside club after a £6 million bid was accepted.

Marco Van Bommel has signed for AC Milan in a deal lasting until the end of the season. His contract was terminated at Bayern Munich so he was able to move for free. After recently turning 33, van Bommel is the perfect age to join the Italian giants.

Australia will play Japan in the final of the Asia Cup, even though Australia aren’t Asian.

Emmanuel Adebayor is moving on loan to Real Madrid, where he will have an explosive start for 5 or so games, then do nothing for the rest of his Spanish stay.

It’s also reported that Madrid are interested in a €45 million bid for city rivals Atletico forward Sergio Aguero.

Former Bohemians talisman Paul Keegan made his debut for Doncaster Rovers tonight in a home game against Barnsley, coming off the bench in the 55th minute. Balls Out In Public wishes him all the best in his career in England.

Former Shamrock Rovers player James Chambers has signed for Scottish side Hamilton, we wish him the best of luck too.

Jason McGuiness has signed for Sligo Rovers, while Robert Bayly has reportedly signed for Bohs.

Italy has voted Diego Milito as Player of the Year, Jose Mourinho as Manager of the Year, and Javier Pastore as Young Player of The Year.

Inter and Juve have begun a tug-of-war to sign Sevilla’s Luis Fabiano. Expect him to move to Italy soon.

UEFA President Michel Platini has confirmed he is a shambolic organisation head by stating his support for Juventus. “Juventus are always Juventus and I support Andrea Agnelli’s team. If they don’t win, then patience.” Objective? Impartial? Anything?

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