Football in England http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/22966/all en Soccer-Ameobi stays upbeat amid Newcastle slump http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130103/soccer-ameobi-stays-upbeat-amid-newcastle-slump <p>LONDON, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Long-serving Newcastle United striker Shola Ameobi has seen plenty of upheaval at the north-east England club and despite their precarious position in the Premier League the forward is hopeful this season will end with smiling faces.</p> <p>Newcastle surprised even themselves by finishing fifth last term to secure a Europa League berth but after making few new signings and suffering injuries to key players they sit 15th, two points above relegation.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130103/soccer-ameobi-stays-upbeat-amid-newcastle-slump" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alan Pardew Ameobi Association football Contact Details English footballers Football in England Football in the United Kingdom Hatem Ben Arfa Person Attributes Person Career Quotation Shola Ameobi Shola Ameobi Steven Taylor Technology Yohan Cabaye Thomson Reuters Thu, 03 Jan 2013 12:53:19 +0000 5730963 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Soccer-New Chelsea signing Ba could play on Saturday http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130104/update-1-soccer-new-chelsea-signing-ba-could-play-saturday <p>(Adds Benitez quotes and team news)</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 4 (Reuters) - Demba Ba could play for his new club Chelsea in Saturday's FA Cup third-round tie at Southampton after completing his transfer to Chelsea for an undisclosed fee on a 3-1/2-year contract.</p> <p>Chelsea manager Rafael Benitez said on Friday the former Newcastle striker, who is the joint third highest Premier League goal scorer this season, was eligible for the match and could play.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130104/update-1-soccer-new-chelsea-signing-ba-could-play-saturday" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football CDATA Chelsea Contact Details Demba Ba English footballers Football in England Football in Spain Person Career Petr Čech Quotation Rafael Benítez Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 04 Jan 2013 16:21:02 +0000 5731131 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Mansfield boss given honeymoon incentive to beat Liverpool http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130104/soccer-mansfield-boss-given-honeymoon-incentive-beat-liverpool <p>Jan 4 (Reuters) - Minor league Mansfield Town manager Paul Cox is set to receive a special wedding present if his team can become giant-killers and beat Liverpool in the FA Cup.</p> <p>Cox wed partner Natasha Bertin on Friday, two days before his side host the Premier League club in the third round of the cup competition.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130104/soccer-mansfield-boss-given-honeymoon-incentive-beat-liverpool" target="_blank">read more</a></p> CDATA English footballers Football in England Football in the United Kingdom Mansfield Town F.C. Paul Cox Person Career XML Thomson Reuters Fri, 04 Jan 2013 16:33:57 +0000 5731132 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-City fan who confronted Ferdinand banned for three years http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130104/soccer-city-fan-who-confronted-ferdinand-banned-three-years <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <p>LONDON, Jan 4 (Reuters) - A Manchester City fan who ran on to the pitch to confront Rio Ferdinand during a heated derby with Manchester United was banned from football matches for three years by a magistrates court on Friday.</p> <p>Matthew Stott, 21, also received a suspended 56-day prison sentence, 120 hours community service and an 8pm to 6am curfew for the next three months, <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/united-kingdom">Britain</a>'s Press Association reported.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130104/soccer-city-fan-who-confronted-ferdinand-banned-three-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> CDATA English footballers English people Etihad Stadium Football in England Football in the United Kingdom Person Attributes Person Career Rio Ferdinand Rio Ferdinand The Story of Ferdinand XML Thomson Reuters Fri, 04 Jan 2013 18:15:22 +0000 5731158 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Soccer-Brighton end Newcastle's FA Cup hopes again http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130105/update-1-soccer-brighton-end-newcastles-fa-cup-hopes-again <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <p>(Adds quotes/details)</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 5 (Reuters) - Premier League Newcastle United's FA Cup hopes floundered on <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/united-kingdom">England</a>'s south coast for the second year in a row as Championship club Brighton and Hove Albion kicked off third round action with a 2-0 victory on Saturday.</p> <p>Andrea Orlandi gave Gus Poyet's side a halftime lead and Will Hoskins added a second for the Seagulls three minutes from time as Brighton followed up their 1-0 victory over Newcastle in last season's fourth round.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130105/update-1-soccer-brighton-end-newcastles-fa-cup-hopes-again" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2011–12 Newcastle United F.C. season Alan Pardew Association football Brighton Albion Casper Ankergren English footballers Fabricio Coloccini Football in England Football in the United Kingdom Person Career Quotation Shola Ameobi Steven Taylor Will Hoskins Yohan Cabaye Thomson Reuters Sat, 05 Jan 2013 15:30:35 +0000 5731229 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Everton cruise past Cheltenham in FA Cup http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/soccer-everton-cruise-past-cheltenham-fa-cup <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>LONDON, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Everton enjoyed trouble-free progress to the FA Cup fourth round with a 5-1 victory at fourth tier Cheltenham Town on Monday.</p> <p>The Premier League club offered their lower league opponents due respect, sending out a strong starting side at homely Whaddon Road and were always in charge once Nikica Jelavic slid in to convert Marouane Fellaini's cross after 12 minutes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/soccer-everton-cruise-past-cheltenham-fa-cup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2010–11 Everton F.C. season Association football Cheltenham Town F.C. English footballers Football in England Football in the United Kingdom Leighton Baines Marouane Fellaini Nikica Jelavić Séamus Coleman Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 01:48:28 +0000 5731433 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Lazio and Tottenham charged over Europa League match http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/soccer-lazio-and-tottenham-charged-over-europa-league-match <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>ZURICH, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Lazio and Tottenham Hotspur will face a disciplinary hearing over behaviour by their fans during their Europa League match in Rome in November, UEFA said in a statement on Monday.</p> <p>UEFA said the Italian hosts had been charged over racist chanting by their fans, missile-throwing and also because their team arrived late at the Stadio Olimpico. The Group J match ended 0-0.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/soccer-lazio-and-tottenham-charged-over-europa-league-match" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Contact Details English footballers Football in England Football in the United Kingdom Labor Lazio Person Email Address S.S. Lazio Tavistock Group Technology Tottenham Hotspur F.C. Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:05:04 +0000 5731565 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-QPR defender Nelsen appointed head coach of Toronto http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/soccer-qpr-defender-nelsen-appointed-head-coach-toronto <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>TORONTO, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Queens Park Rangers defender Ryan Nelsen has been appointed head coach of Toronto FC, the Major League Soccer (MLS) club said at a news conference on Tuesday.</p> <p>The 35-year-old New Zealand captain has been a key player for QPR this season, playing 21 times in all competitions since joining the club in June.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/soccer-qpr-defender-nelsen-appointed-head-coach-toronto" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in England Football in the United Kingdom Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 16:15:30 +0000 5731679 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Everton buck cup trend with display of Shankly spirit http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/soccer-everton-buck-cup-trend-display-shankly-spirit <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>By Martyn Herman</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 8 (Reuters) - There was a time in English soccer when former Liverpool manager Bill Shankly's famous quote that football was more important than life or death was never far off the mark, particularly when it came to the FA Cup.</p> <p>Whatever trials and tribulations were being endured in the league, players and managers scented the whiff of Wembley Way and the chance to write their names in folklore.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/soccer-everton-buck-cup-trend-display-shankly-spirit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in England Football in the United Kingdom Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 16:45:48 +0000 5731698 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Soccer-QPR defender Nelsen appointed coach of Toronto http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-1-soccer-qpr-defender-nelsen-appointed-coach-toronto <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* New Zealand skipper on way to MLS</p> <p>* Unclear when Nelsen will take up post (Adds quotes, details)</p> <p>TORONTO, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Queens Park Rangers defender Ryan Nelsen was appointed head coach of Major League Soccer (MLS) club Toronto on Tuesday but it is unclear when he will take up the post.</p> <p>"This was too great an opportunity to turn down," Nelsen told a news conference.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-1-soccer-qpr-defender-nelsen-appointed-coach-toronto" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in England Football in the United Kingdom Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 17:30:04 +0000 5731716 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Sordell becomes latest player to fall foul of Twitter http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/soccer-sordell-becomes-latest-player-fall-foul-twitter <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Jan 8 (Reuters) - News that Bolton Wanderers forward Marvin Sordell is being helped by his club for a possible "obsession" with social networking site Twitter may not come as a surprise to those who believe soccer players have too much time on their hands.</p> <p>Snooker halls, pubs, golf courses and betting shops used to the be the favourite domain of off-duty players but nowadays it seems cyberspace is where many spend their free time.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/soccer-sordell-becomes-latest-player-fall-foul-twitter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> English footballers Football in England Football in the United Kingdom Religion Social Issues Twitter Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 18:00:03 +0000 5731731 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Lowly Bradford stun Aston Villa in League Cup first leg http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/soccer-lowly-bradford-stun-aston-villa-league-cup-first-leg <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Fourth tier Bradford City continued their heroics with a 3-1 home victory over Premier League Aston Villa in the Capital One (League) Cup semi-final first leg on Tuesday.</p> <p>Bradford, who had already disposed of Wigan Athletic and Arsenal, took the lead when Nahki Wells scored from close range in the first half before Rory McArdle doubled the advantage after the break.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/soccer-lowly-bradford-stun-aston-villa-league-cup-first-leg" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in England Football in the United Kingdom Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 22:00:30 +0000 5731870 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Soccer-Lowly Bradford stun Villa in League Cup first leg http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-1-soccer-lowly-bradford-stun-villa-league-cup-first-leg <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds details, quotes)</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Fourth tier Bradford City continued their heroics with a 3-1 home victory over Premier League Aston Villa in the Capital One (League) Cup semi-final first leg on Tuesday as the prospect of a shock Wembley final moved ever closer.</p> <p>Bradford, who had already disposed of top flight Wigan Athletic and Arsenal, took the lead when Nahki Wells scored from close range in the first half before Rory McArdle doubled the advantage after the break.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-1-soccer-lowly-bradford-stun-villa-league-cup-first-leg" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in England Football in the United Kingdom Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 22:30:22 +0000 5731881 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Youthful Villa playing dangerous game http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/soccer-youthful-villa-playing-dangerous-game <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mark Meadows</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Pioneers Aston Villa have put almost all their faith in young players this season but the bold policy is at risk of badly backfiring for the Premier League club after Tuesday's defeat at fourth tier Bradford City.</p> <p>The 3-1 reverse in their Capital One (League) Cup semi-final first leg was the latest in a string of woeful displays from the 1982 European champions and damage has been done even if they salvage a trip to Wembley in the Jan. 22 second leg at home.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/soccer-youthful-villa-playing-dangerous-game" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in England Football in the United Kingdom Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 00:45:15 +0000 5731919 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Benitez says time almost over for Chelsea "legends" http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/soccer-benitez-says-time-almost-over-chelsea-legends <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Chelsea interim coach Rafael Benitez has heralded a changing of the guard at the Premier League club by saying that new players are needed for them to carry on winning.</p> <p>The Londoners' joint-second top scorer of all time, Frank Lampard, looks unlikely to be offered a new deal with the 34-year-old's contract expiring at the end of the season, his agent says.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/soccer-benitez-says-time-almost-over-chelsea-legends" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in England Football in the United Kingdom Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 01:00:42 +0000 5731930 at http://www.globalpost.com