Friday, July 31, 2009
Newcastle United favourite Former England, and Ipswich Town manager Sir Bobby Robson has died at the age of 76 today after a long battle with cancer.He had been battling cancer for the past 15 years and set up the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation to help detection and treatment of the disease.A statement released by Robson’s family today quoted “It is with great sadness that it has been announced today that Sir Bobby Robson has lost his long and courageous battle with cancer,” . “He died very peacefully this morning at his home in County Durham with his wife and family beside him.
Tributes to the great man
“In my 23 years working in England there is not a person I would put an inch above Bobby Robson” Sir Alex
”Bobby was a wonderful man, a real gentleman”. Capello
“He will be sadly missed by everyone, not just by people in the football world but from all walks of life,It’s a very sad day for everyone, especially his family, his close friends and anyone who’s ever worked with him.” Shearer
Robson was capped 20 times in total by his country and was a hugely popular player during his time with Fulham and West Bromwich Albion.A legend in the game and much loved by many his managerial career even took him into europe with PSV ,Sporting Lisbon, Porto and Barcelona.
He took England so close to the World final during Italia 90 only to see their hopes dashed in a dramatic penalty shoot-out defeat by West Germany.
Some of his best moments and Comments
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Despite scoring almost a goal every other league game in his time at Portsmouth, the 26-year-old failed to settle on the south coast and returned back to Spurs in January for a second spell at White Hart Lane.
The latest link-up with Harry Redknapp, after working with the manager at West Ham and Pompey, has boosted Defoe’s confidence and the striker is looking to hit the ground running in the upcoming Premier League campaign.
Although he only started eight league games in the second-half of last season due to injury, Defoe is eyeing a regular place this time around and the arrival of ex-Pompey team-mate Peter Crouch will only help his international claims.
Defoe, who scored twice in June’s 6-0 win over Andorra, admitted: “There is plenty of competition but it does not bother me. I know what I have to do to get to the World Cup and I will do whatever it takes to get on that plane.
“It's a massive season with the World Cup at the end of it and especially after what happened to me last time when I didn't go. I want to make sure I am on the plane this time. The prospect of getting there fires me on even more.”
If the tournament was next month, Fabio Capello would almost certainly select Defoe to be part of the squad for South Africa – should the manager take five strikers.
Wayne Rooney is the only certainty with Crouch, Emile Heskey and Defoe looking like the next three in line. It seems a good football bet that Michael Owen’s move to Manchester United will push him up the list, while Gabriel Agbonlahor and Darren Bent need to show more improvement to stake their claims.
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Friendly Match - AC Milan vs Chelsea
Goals : AC Milan - Clarence Seedorf 38
Chelsea - Didier Drogba 7, Yuriy Zhirkov 69
Venue: M&T Bank Stadium