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Sep 22, 2014

Chasing pack in Premier League hit by European hangover

LONDON (Reuters) – While the curse of “the ex” accounted for Chelsea’s perfect start to the Premier League season, it was something more mundane, in the shape of a European hangover, that upset most of the chasing pack.

Of the six English teams that took part in Champions League and Europa League fixtures in midweek, only Arsenal, beaten 2-0 at Borussia Dortmund last Tuesday, claimed a league victory when they returned to domestic action at the weekend.

Sep 22, 2014

Soccer-Chasing pack in Premier League hit by European hangover

LONDON, Sept 22 (Reuters) – While the curse of “the ex” accounted for Chelsea’s perfect start to the Premier League season, it was something more mundane, in the shape of a European hangover, that upset most of the chasing pack.

Of the six English teams that took part in Champions League and Europa League fixtures in midweek, only Arsenal, beaten 2-0 at Borussia Dortmund last Tuesday, claimed a league victory when they returned to domestic action at the weekend.

Sep 17, 2014

English FA moves to restrict foreign imports

LONDON (Reuters) – The English FA has announced a package of proposals aimed at reducing by 50 percent the number of players from outside the European Union who enter English football and making it easier for home-grown players to succeed.

In a consultative paper, as required by the British Home Office legislation that covers visa applications by footballers, the FA on Wednesday put forward six detailed changes it hopes to see made to the current Governing Body Endorsement (GBE) system.

Sep 17, 2014

Soccer-English FA moves to restrict foreign imports

LONDON, Sept 17 (Reuters) – The English FA has announced a package of proposals aimed at reducing by 50 percent the number of players from outside the European Union who enter English football and making it easier for home-grown players to succeed.

In a consultative paper, as required by the British Home Office legislation that covers visa applications by footballers, the FA on Wednesday put forward six detailed changes it hopes to see made to the current Governing Body Endorsement (GBE) system.

Aug 21, 2014

Hodgson urges young English players to move abroad

By Tim Collings

(Reuters) – England manager Roy Hodgson has urged his young international players to move abroad and enrich their football experience rather than sit on the substitutes’ bench at Premier League clubs stacked full of overseas signings.

In an interview published on the English Football Association’s (FA) website (www.thefa.com) on Thursday, Hodgson made clear he would prefer to see promising youngsters spreading their wings with foreign clubs, but understood the economic realities they faced.

Aug 21, 2014

Soccer-Hodgson urges young English players to move abroad

Aug 21 (Reuters) – England manager Roy Hodgson has urged his young international players to move abroad and enrich their football experience rather than sit on the substitutes’ bench at Premier League clubs stacked full of overseas signings.

In an interview published on the English Football Association’s (FA) website (www.thefa.com) on Thursday, Hodgson made clear he would prefer to see promising youngsters spreading their wings with foreign clubs, but understood the economic realities they faced.

Jul 21, 2014

Celebrated but unfulfilled, Gerrard calls time on England

By Tim Collings

(Reuters) – At his best a midfield marauder who inspired team-mates and scored goals in equal measure, Steven Gerrard on Monday retired from England duty as the country’s third most-capped player after an international career that promised more than it delivered.

His relatively disappointing tally of 21 goals in 114 appearances, including several important and some spectacular strikes, reflected one truth about the Liverpool skipper – that, for all his glorious talents, he was ultimately an unfulfilled, if natural and respected, leader for England.

Jul 21, 2014

Soccer-Celebrated but unfulfilled, Gerrard calls time on England

July 21 (Reuters) – At his best a midfield marauder who inspired team-mates and scored goals in equal measure, Steven Gerrard on Monday retired from England duty as the country’s third most-capped player after an international career that promised more than it delivered.

His relatively disappointing tally of 21 goals in 114 appearances, including several important and some spectacular strikes, reflected one truth about the Liverpool skipper – that, for all his glorious talents, he was ultimately an unfulfilled, if natural and respected, leader for England.

Jun 9, 2014

Factbox: New AC Milan coach Filippo Inzaghi

By Tim Collings

(Reuters) – Factbox on new AC Milan coach Filippo Inzaghi after the former Italy striker replaced Clarence Seedorf on Monday:

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* Born Aug. 9, 1973, at Piacenza, Italy. One brother Simone, born in 1976, also played as a striker.

Jun 9, 2014

Soccer-New AC Milan coach Filippo Inzaghi

June 9 (Reuters) – Factbox on new AC Milan coach Filippo Inzaghi after the former Italy striker replaced Clarence Seedorf on Monday:

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* Born Aug. 9, 1973, at Piacenza, Italy. One brother Simone, born in 1976, also played as a striker.