AFC Champions League- Adelaide United pick up third straight group win

Adelaide United picked up their third win in as many games in Group H when they beat Sanfrecce Hiroshima 3-2 today at the Hindmarsh Stadium. However it was not all smooth sailing for Aurelio Vidmar’s men- Sanfrecce were leading 2-1 with a quarter of an hour left on the clock despite being down to ten men. Continue reading “AFC Champions League- Adelaide United pick up third straight group win”

Rame pens one year extension

Bordeaux keeper Ulrich Rame has penned a one year extension to his contract with Les Girondins. The 37 year old stopper has been plying his trade with Bordeaux since 1997 and will now stay with them till the end of the 2010/11 season.

After averaging around 30 league appearances in previous seasons for Bordeaux, Rame has found opportunities hard to come by this year after the club signed Cedric Carrasso from Toulouse in the summer. In the 2009-10 season, Rame has only featured four times in Ligue 1 for the defending champions.

Hereford United sign Watford’s Lewis Young on loan

Hereford United have signed Lewis Young, the brother of Aston Villa winger Ashley, on an emergency loan deal from Watford till the end of the season.

Lewis, who can play both as a striker and a wide player, has made only four appearances for Watford this season. Three of those four appearances came in the League Cup.

Young will wear the Number 24 Shirt at Hereford United and could make his debut for them on Saturday against Bradford City.

Arsenal to meet Barcelona in quarterfinals of Champions League

The draw for the quarterfinals of the 2009-10 UEFA Champions League was made today in Switzerland, and holders Barcelona will face Arsenal in a rematch of the 2006 final contested by the two teams.

French rivals Lyon and Bordeaux have been drawn in an all French quarterfinal while surprise Russian qualifiers CSKA Moscow will meet Italian leaders Inter Milan. Continue reading “Arsenal to meet Barcelona in quarterfinals of Champions League”

Wigan 1-2 Aston Villa- Milner nets winner for Villans

James Milner’s 63rd minute effort helped Aston Villa secure three crucial points in the race for fourth place in the Premier League. The result was an important one as it came just a week after Wigan had upset Villa’s rivals for fourth place, Liverpool, 1-0. Continue reading “Wigan 1-2 Aston Villa- Milner nets winner for Villans”

Arsenal vs West Ham United preview

Arsenal vs West Ham United
English Premier League
Saturday, March 20, 2010
17.30 local time at the Emirates Stadium, London

A week after beating Hull City in their own backyard, Arsenal will be looking to pick up their sixth straight win in all competitions when they host local rivals West Ham United at the Emirates on Saturday evening.

The Gunners were made to work hard for their victory on Humberside last Saturday, with Danish striker Nicklas Bendtner netting an injury time winner.

Russian playmaker Andrei Arshavin gave Arsenal the lead in the 14th minute at the KC Stadium after being set up by Bendtner. It was Arsenal’s 100th goal of the 2009-10 season, but Hull were back on level terms when referee Andre Marriner gave the Tigers a penalty for Campbell’s foul on Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink. Jimmy Bullard sent Almunia the wrong way to equalise for Hull.

Arsenal have made it a habit of sorts to score injury time winners in recent times and last week was no different. Denilson’s long range effort was parried away by Hull keeper Boaz Myhill, but unfortunately for Hull, Bendtner was first to the ball and he converted from close range. Continue reading “Arsenal vs West Ham United preview”