Reuters Soccer Blog

Will Rooney’s departure signal United’s decline?

October 20, 2010

SOCCER-CHAMPIONS/Wayne Rooney’s demand for a move away from Manchester United has stunned manager Alex Ferguson, especially given the striker’s poor form and support the club have given him through personal problems.

Bit late for De Jong rebuke, Mr Marwijk

October 5, 2010

If Netherlands coach Bert van Marwijk had slapped down Nigel de Jong after the World Cup final, Hatem Ben Arfa might now not be facing six months out with a broken leg.

Hernandez shines among Premier League newcomers

August 9, 2010

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Perusing through the latest influx of major pre-season signings to join the English Premier League can quickly become a competition to find which transaction does not include the words Manchester and City.

Spurs seize their “now or never” opportunity

May 6, 2010

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It was a case of “now or never” for Tottenham this season as, if they had failed to snatch fourth place and a passport to the Champions League, they might never had had another shot.

Derby fever strikes predictions league

April 15, 2010

SOCCER-ENGLANDWith predictions league leader Paul Radford fast closing in on the title, attention in the Premier League turns to the Manchester derby and whether Tottenham can build on their memorable victory over city rivals Arsenal against visiting leaders Chelsea.

United in the nick of time

January 28, 2010

SOCCER-ENGLAND/CUPNot for the first time this season, Manchester United stunned Manchester City in injury-time and clawed out a win that took them through to next month’s League Cup final against Aston Villa, while making a point to their ambitious neighbours.

So much for long-term projects at Manchester City

December 22, 2009

Manchester City’s chief executive Garry Cook has made an impassioned defence of the reasons for Mark Hughes’ sacking.

Mancini is a results man

December 20, 2009

It may be good entertainment but new Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini will not have enjoyed watching their 4-3 win over Sunderland on Saturday.

UPDATE: City v Chelsea tops our Premier League predictions

December 7, 2009

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MONDAY UPDATE: So how did you do? Here at Reuters we had our usual collection of baffling predictions and near misses along with a surprisingly high amount of lucky stabs in the dark.