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Ashley Cole thanks Drogba for Golden gift | Premier League

Ashley Cole used his twitter account to send his thanks to Didier Drogba for hosting an £800,000 celebratory dinner to commemorate Chelsea’s Champions League win this year, presenting his former team-mates with rings to symbolise their victory over Bayern Munich.

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Drogba said at the dinner: “I wanted to give something to the team so we can all look back and remember that achievement.” He then singled out club captain John Terry, who was in attendance. “You’re my hero and everyone at Chelsea loves you.”

 

 


Wigan Confirm Roger “El Chino” Espinoza Deal | Premier League

The 26-year-old Honduras international has long been linked with a move and is set to swap Major League Soccer for the Barclays Premier League when his contract expires at the end of the year. Espinoza is a versatile player who can play in either defence or midfield and he impressed at this summer’s Olympics with his performance against Brazil.

“We’re working really hard to try to make it happen and we’re looking forward to seeing if we can get that one done successfully,” Martinez said.

“There are a few steps: there is the work permit, there are certain aspects we need to fulfil in the paperwork but Roger is a player that we’ve been following for a long, long time.

“We’ve seen him enjoying his football in the Olympic Games recently with Honduras, and in the World Cup as well he’s been an important part of that group of players with (Wigan defender) Maynor Figueroa. He would be a real asset for us.

“But until January 1 we can’t do anymore than wait and make sure we prepare ourselves for the steps we’ve got ahead to make him a Wigan Athletic player.”


Ridgewell Appoligise’s For Wiping His Ass With money | Premier League

Westbrom defender, Liam Ridgewell, has apologized to football fans after a photo of him wiping his backside with a wad of £20 (Sh 2600)) notes in the toilet was published by a British newspaper.

‘The photo was taken in the privacy of my home around eight months ago as a joke to wind up a mate, who I had just won a personal bet with,’ he said.

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I only intended him to see the photo but now it’s public, I can understand how it will be viewed. I am sorry for any offence it causes.’

His agent Rob Segal told Mail Online today: ‘All I can say is, it was a joke that actually wasn’t funny at all, it was intended as a private joke with his friends and he sincerely regrets it.’

The Premier League footballer  was photographed squatting over the toilet in the bathroom of his £1.5million(Sh I95 million) home in Barnt Green, Birmingham, with his trousers down.

Ridgewell, 28, earns around £20,000 (Sh 2.6million) a week – the average annual salary.

According to the Daily Mail, angry West Brom fans labelled the picture ‘arrogant’ and ‘idiotic’.

The offensive picture was sent to a newspaper  by a supporter who asked not to be named.

He said: ‘The people of West Bromwich earn a fraction of what this idiot earns yet he makes a mockery of his good fortune like this. It makes me sick.

Ridgewell’s teammates yesterday cemented his embarrassment by plastering his locker with toilet roll and posting a photo of it on Twitter.

West Brom player Steven Reid posted the picture along with the comment, ‘Guess the locker…….’

The star is no stranger to controversy.

Last year, he cancelled his £170,000 (Sh 22.1 million)wedding to 23-year-old Kirsty Maclaren, mother of his two children, eight days before the big day.

He informed the 200 guests by text that the nuptials were cancelled.


Chelsea continue Brazilian revolution | Premier League | Transfers

LONDON (Reuters) – Chelsea have agreed terms with Brazil’s Fluminense for the transfer of 18-year-old defender Wallace, the Premier League club said on Tuesday.

Wallace, a Brazil under-20 international, was part of the under-17 team that won the South American championship last year and were fourth at the World Cup at the same level.

He made his senior debut at 17 and helped Fluminense win the Brazilian league championship, the Rio State League and the Guanabara Cup.

He will officially join Chelsea in the January transfer window but will remain with Fluminense until the end of the season.

Brazil – Denmark, FIFA U-17 World Cup Mexico 2011: Though their opener had some luck about it, Brazil’s second and third, scored by Ademilson and Wallace, were delightful.


Arsenal chairman Peter Hill-Wood recovering in hospital after heart attack | Premier League

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Arsenal chairman Peter Hill-Wood has suffered a heart attack and is recovering in hospital.

The 76-year-old’s heart attack followed a bout of pneumonia, the club said.

A statement from the club read: “Peter was taken ill at home on Friday and is currently being treated in hospital. He is making a good recovery.

“The club wishes Peter a full and speedy return to health and our thoughts are with him and his family at this time.”

Hill-Wood has been chairman of the club since 1982, and is a former vice-chairman of the Hambros Bank.

He is the third member of his family to serve as Arsenal chairman, following on from his father Denis (1962-1982) and his grandfather Samuel, who had two separate spells in the role between 1929 and 1936 and from 1946 to 1949.

 


Southend, Stevenage and Oxford player Mitchell Cole has died, aged 27

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Former Southend, Stevenage and Oxford player Mitchell Cole has died, aged 27, the Football League has confirmed.

The former West Ham trainee retired as a professional player in February on medical advice after being diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a condition which causes an irregular thickness of the heart in certain areas.

He gave an interview to The Sun at the time in which he said: “A few players around the world die of this every year. The specialists told me that every day I have a one percent chance of dropping dead and sport quadruples that risk.

“When the doctor gave me the numbers and showed me images of my heart, it hit me hard.”

Cole did return to football to make a handful of non-league appearances, some of which came for Arlesey Town.

However, according to their director of football, Gary King, watching Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba suffer a cardiac arrest in an FA Cup tie with Tottenham in March convinced Cole to give up the game for good.


Southampton FC Paid The Least To Agents in the Premier League 2011/2012

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The latest figures cover the period from 1 October 2011 to 30 September 2012, which spans two transfer windows. The amounts include payments made by clubs on behalf of players.

Bottom-of-the-table Queens Park Rangers paid the third-highest amount to agents over the past year, their figure of £6,818,688 topped by only the champions Manchester City and Liverpool, the Premier League revealed on Friday.

City were the biggest spenders on £10,537,982 – up from £9,663,700 the previous year – with Liverpool second having shelled out £8,600,444, an increase from £7,000,242.99. But it was QPR – who brought in a number of high-profile signings over the summer including Júlio César, Park Ji-sung, José Bosingwa and Esteban Granero – whose payments stood out, with their figure having almost trebled from £2,499,214 in 2010-11.

Promoted Southampton had the lowest figure (£646,106), with Swansea – last year’s lowest spenders – second-bottom of the list despite their payments having risen from £248,633 to £1,100,845.

Arsenal £5,580,873;

Aston Villa £2,730,539; Chelsea £6,490,382;Everton £3,092,891; Fulham £2,581,208;

Liverpool £8,600,444;Manchester City £10,537,982; Manchester United £3,681,580;Newcastle United £3,485,503; Norwich City £1,248,725; Queens Park Rangers £6,818,688; Reading £2,167,833; Southampton£646,106; Stoke City £1,717,266; Sunderland £2,173,762; Swansea City £1,100,845; Tottenham Hotspur £6,595,905; West Bromwich Albion £1,341,301; West Ham United £4,436,992; Wigan Athletic£1,974,305. Total £77,003,130


Arsenal Win Their first Trophy The Year | Premier League | Awards

Zylom chosen as Website of the Year 2012

The winners of the 2012 edition of the Website of the Year award – Britain’s most important people’s choice award for websites – were revealed during the festive Award Night at The Brewery in London.

Zylom is chosen as ‘Website of the Year 2012’ in the United Kingdom because of its content, navigation, design and recommendation intention.

This year, 193 websites were nominated in 22 categories. More than 87700 votes were cast between the 1st of October and the 9th of November.

In each category there are two prizes to win: The title ‘Best Website of the Year’ is provided to the website with the highest average score on content, navigation, design and recommendation likelihood. The title ‘Most Popular Website’ is provided to the website with the highest number of votes.

The following websites are the winners of the 2012 Website of the Year award:

Category Best Website Most Popular Website
Automotive BMW Toyota
Career CV-Library.co.uk Monster
Communities & Social networks WAYN WAYN
Dating Match.com Match.com
Educational University of Oxford University of Oxford
Entertainment YouTube YouTube
Finance MoneySavingExpert.com MoneySavingExpert.com
Games Zylom Zylom
Health & Well being WebMD NHS Direct
Charities Body & Soul Unicef
Housing & Interior Laura Ashley IKEA
News & Information CNN BBC News
Government Transport For London Transport For London
Leisure & Travel British Airways TripAdvisor
Shopping Go wild deals Amazon
Sports Arsenal.com BBC Sports
Telecom Vodafone Vodafone
TV & Radio Discovery Channel Discovery Channel
Comparison MoneySupermarket.com MoneySupermarket.com
Weather & Traffic Google Maps Google Maps
Search & Find Google UK Google UK
Mobile Website Yahoo Mobile Facebook Mobile

World’s Biggest AIDS Ribbon At Anfield | Liverpool | Premier League

“Liverpool is scheduled to play Southampton on World AIDS Day making it the perfect opportunity to display the red ribbon and reinforce our commitment to the global fight against HIV,” said Mark Devadason, Group Head of Sustainability and Regions at Standard Chartered.

“Our thanks go out to both Liverpool and AVERT who have made this activity possible, and enabled us to show our solidarity with those living with HIV and commemorate those who have died from the illness.”

Ian Ayre, Managing Director of Liverpool FC, added: “Living with HIV is an important cause, and one which the Club is proud to support. When an individual wears a red ribbon they are demonstrating that they have joined the global fight against HIV so we are delighted to be able to use the Anfield pitch to display the ribbon and raise awareness for HIV and AIDS.”


Stop taking the p*ss out of John Terry | Jon Richardson

Jon Richardson Chats To ZOO About Footballers, Anxiety And Groupies!

Jon Richardson, host of Channel 4’s Stand Up For The Weekteam captain on 8 Out Of 10 CatsEdinburgh Comedy Award nominee, best-selling author, raconteur, and modern day heart-throb, will be releasing hisdebut DVD Funny Magnet on 19th November from Universal Pictures (UK). Funny Magnet is Jon’s highly anticipated first DVD release and set to become the break-through must have stand-up comedy DVD of the year.

In an interview with Zoo Magazine Jon discussed  comedy,  football,Twitter and was asked;

Do you get much attention in general?
Occasionally. A builder once pulled me up and told me to stop taking the p*ss out of John Terry. So I told him to tell John Terry to stop sleeping with other people’s wives.

Do footballers give you some good material?
Sometimes, but doing the sport section on Stand Up For The Week was tricky on occasions. I remember the week Osama Bin Laden got shot. Every comedian in the country was talking about it and I was scratching around for something Ashley Cole had said on Twitter!

What are your thoughts on Twitter?
I feel obliged to be on it. But if you write a joke and it’s funny, you think, “I should have saved that for my act.”

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