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Aug 22, 2014

Soccer-Voice of reason Davies back for one-off Match of the Day slot

LONDON, Aug 22 (Reuters) – The dulcet tones of one Britain’s favourite football commentators will return to the microphone on Saturday when Barry Davies offers his pearls of wisdom in a one-off appearance in Match Of the Day’s 50th birthday edition.

The 76-year-old will be on duty for Crystal Palace’s home match against West Ham United, 10 years after he retired following 35 years with the BBC’s iconic highlights show.

Aug 17, 2014

Van Gaal’s United lose opener, Arsenal and Spurs win

London (Reuters) – Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal found no instant fix as a new era dawned in dispiriting fashion at Old Trafford where Swansea City’s 2-1 victory on the opening day of the Premier League reopened old wounds.

United’s new captain Wayne Rooney had cancelled out Ki Sung-yueng’s neat goal for the visitors shortly after halftime but Gylfi Sigurdsson’s late strike condemned the Old Trafford side to their first opening-day top-flight home defeat for 42 years.

Aug 16, 2014

Van Gaal’s United lose opener, Spurs win at West Ham

LONDON (Reuters) – Louis van Gaal found no instant fix for Manchester United as a new era dawned at Old Trafford with a dispiriting 2-1 opening-day home defeat by Swansea City in the Premier League on Saturday.

After a buoyant pre-season campaign, United fans arrived full of hope that Van Gaal would quickly right the wrongs of last season under David Moyes but Gylfi Sigurdsson’s 72nd-minute winner left them deflated and underlined the task the vastly-experienced Dutch coach faces.

Aug 16, 2014

Soccer-Van Gaal’s United lose opener, Spurs win at West Ham

LONDON, Aug 16 (Reuters) – Louis van Gaal found no instant fix for Manchester United as a new era dawned at Old Trafford with a dispiriting 2-1 opening-day home defeat by Swansea City in the Premier League on Saturday.

After a buoyant pre-season campaign, United fans arrived full of hope that Van Gaal would quickly right the wrongs of last season under David Moyes but Gylfi Sigurdsson’s 72nd-minute winner left them deflated and underlined the task the vastly-experienced Dutch coach faces.

Aug 15, 2014

Hansen’s ‘kids’ jibe sparked trophy haul, says Neville

LONDON (Reuters) – Manchester United’s golden generation was inadvertently sparked to greatness by Liverpool defender Alan Hansen’s infamous remark that “you can’t win anything with kids”, according to Phil Neville.

Hansen made the comment while in his early days as a pundit on the BBC highlights show Match of the Day in 1995 following United’s 3-1 opening day defeat by Aston Villa.

Aug 15, 2014

Soccer-Hansen’s ‘kids’ jibe sparked trophy haul, says Neville

LONDON, Aug 15 (Reuters) – Manchester United’s golden generation was inadvertently sparked to greatness by Liverpool defender Alan Hansen’s infamous remark that “you can’t win anything with kids”, according to Phil Neville.

Hansen made the comment while in his early days as a pundit on the BBC highlights show Match of the Day in 1995 following United’s 3-1 opening day defeat by Aston Villa.

Aug 15, 2014

Iconic Match of the Day celebrates 50th anniversary

LONDON (Reuters) – Hours after the dust has settled on the first skirmishes of a new Premier League season on Saturday, fans across Britain will flick on the TV, grab a cup of tea and settle down to digest the day’s action from a comfy sofa.

It is a time-honoured ritual enjoyed by generations, young and old, since the BBC’s Match of the Day first appeared on flickering black and white screens on Aug. 22, 1964.

Aug 15, 2014

Soccer-Iconic Match of the Day celebrates 50th anniversary

LONDON, Aug 16 (Reuters) – Hours after the dust has settled on the first skirmishes of a new Premier League season on Saturday, fans across Britain will flick on the TV, grab a cup of tea and settle down to digest the day’s action from a comfy sofa.

It is a time-honoured ritual enjoyed by generations, young and old, since the BBC’s Match of the Day first appeared on flickering black and white screens on Aug. 22, 1964.

Aug 14, 2014

English clubs exploiting fan loyalty says supporters group

LONDON (Reuters) – Fans of England’s Premier League clubs will be digging deeply into their pockets again this weekend as a new season kicks off with ticket prices continuing to spiral upwards.

According to figures published last month, 11 of the 20 top-flight clubs have increased the cost of their lowest-priced season tickets for the 2014-15 season.

Aug 14, 2014

Soccer-English clubs exploiting fan loyalty says supporters group

LONDON, Aug 14 (Reuters) – Fans of England’s Premier League clubs will be digging deeply into their pockets again this weekend as a new season kicks off with ticket prices continuing to spiral upwards.

According to figures published last month, 11 of the 20 top-flight clubs have increased the cost of their lowest-priced season tickets for the 2014-15 season.