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Sep 23, 2014

West Ham close the door on any Tottenham move to share ground

LONDON (Reuters) – West Ham United have slammed the door on any notion that Tottenham Hotspur could share the Olympic Stadium when the Hammers move there in 2016 and Spurs are likely to be homeless due to the redevelopment of their ground.

She did not directly name Spurs – who had wanted to move to the stadium themselves – but West Ham’s vice-chairman Karren Brady left no-one in any doubt who she was referring to at a media conference on Tuesday to announce West Ham’s new hospitality facilities when the club move from the 110-year-old Boleyn Ground in two years’ time.

Sep 23, 2014

Soccer-West Ham close the door on any Tottenham move to share ground

LONDON, Sept 23 (Reuters) – West Ham United have slammed the door on any notion that Tottenham Hotspur could share the Olympic Stadium when the Hammers move there in 2016 and Spurs are likely to be homeless due to the redevelopment of their ground.

She did not directly name Spurs — who had wanted to move to the stadium themselves — but West Ham’s vice-chairman Karren Brady left no-one in any doubt who she was referring to at a media conference on Tuesday to announce West Ham’s new hospitality facilities when the club move from the 110-year-old Boleyn Ground in two years’ time.

Sep 23, 2014

United need massive investment on new players, says Neville

LONDON (Reuters) – Manchester United, who spent 150 million pounds on new players in the summer, might need to spend another 100 million pounds before they can compete for the Premier League title, according to former defender Phil Neville.

United’s defenders have been savaged in the media after squandering a 3-1 lead to lose 5-3 at Leicester City on Sunday but Neville, who won six Premier League titles with United, said he was not surprised at what happened.

Sep 23, 2014

Soccer-United need massive investment on new players, says Neville

LONDON, Sept 23 (Reuters) – Manchester United, who spent 150 million pounds ($245.18 million) on new players in the summer, might need to spend another 100 million pounds before they can compete for the Premier League title, according to former defender Phil Neville.

United’s defenders have been savaged in the media after squandering a 3-1 lead to lose 5-3 at Leicester City on Sunday but Neville, who won six Premier League titles with United, said he was not surprised at what happened.

Sep 22, 2014

Soccer-Pochettino sees Spurs’ old failings wreck bright start

LONDON, Sept 22 (Reuters) – It was not supposed to be like this for Tottenham Hotspur’s new manager Mauricio Pochettino who struggled to conceal his anger after Sunday’s 1-0 home defeat to West Bromwich Albion.

A month ago, after opening Premier League wins against West Ham United and Queens Park Rangers, Spurs were sitting top of the table.

Sep 22, 2014

Pochettino sees Spurs’ old failings wreck bright start

LONDON (Reuters) – It was not supposed to be like this for Tottenham Hotspur’s new manager Mauricio Pochettino who struggled to conceal his anger after Sunday’s 1-0 home defeat to West Bromwich Albion.

A month ago, after opening Premier League wins against West Ham United and Queens Park Rangers, Spurs were sitting top of the table.

Sep 22, 2014

Singapore businessman takes stake in United old boys’ club

LONDON (Reuters) – Singapore businessman Peter Lim has entered into partnership with five former Manchester United players and taken a 50 per cent share in Salford City FC, who play in the eighth tier of the English league system.

Gary and Phil Neville, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and Nicky Butt have equal shares in the other 50 per cent of the club, who are top of their division.

Sep 22, 2014

Soccer-Singapore businessman takes stake in United old boys’ club

LONDON, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Singapore businessman Peter Lim has entered into partnership with five former Manchester United players and taken a 50 per cent share in Salford City FC, who play in the eighth tier of the English league system.

Gary and Phil Neville, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and Nicky Butt have equal shares in the other 50 per cent of the club, who are top of their division.

Sep 22, 2014

Echoes of Law in 1974 as City’s Lampard shuns celebration

LONDON (Reuters) – The last time a player looked as genuinely upset after scoring against his former club as Frank Lampard did when he scored against Chelsea on Sunday was also wearing a Manchester City shirt.

It might now be over 40 years since Denis Law back-heeled the ball into the Manchester United net and effectively condemned his old club to relegation, but it is often shown on television and remains a famous iconic image from the 1970s.

Sep 22, 2014

Soccer-Echoes of Law in 1974 as City’s Lampard shuns celebration

LONDON, Sept 22 (Reuters) – The last time a player looked as genuinely upset after scoring against his former club as Frank Lampard did when he scored against Chelsea on Sunday was also wearing a Manchester City shirt.

It might now be over 40 years since Denis Law back-heeled the ball into the Manchester United net and effectively condemned his old club to relegation, but it is often shown on television and remains a famous iconic image from the 1970s.