WHAT’S the difference between Kenny Dalglish (pictured) and Roy Hodgson? Fuck all apparently.
“Sometimes it doesn’t matter how good the player is, you need belief. We’ll work hard on giving them that,” said Dalglish, shortly after his side’s belief-inspiring come-from-ahead 2-1 defeat to Blackpool.
More-ego-than-talent winger David Bentley has swapped Spurs Reserves for Birmingham’s Reserves after agreeing a loan move to the West Midlands. Bentley was supposed to be a replacement for Newcastle-bound Seb Larsson – but that deal has stalled with Larsson failing to agree personal terms with the Toon. Brum are still hoping to tie up a deal with Rangers for Championship-standard striker Kenny Miller this weekend.
The man with the worst record in Premier League history has replaced Roy Keane as manager of Ipswich Town. Paul Jewell will take charge of his first Tractor Boys game this weekend.
First it was Ulrika Jonsson, now it’s Yakubu who’s fallen foul of the inexplicable pulling power of Sven-Goran Eriksson. The Everton striker has agreed to a loan move to Leicester City for the rest of the season.
Welsh wind-up merchant Robbie Savage could be heading to Canada if Derby choose not to extend his contract. The midfielder is considering an offer from the Vancouver Whitecaps. “The chance to be part of making soccer popular in America, alongside people like David Beckham and Thierry Henry, is obviously very tempting,” he said, forgetting that Canada isn’t strictly in America.
The lovable, charming and all-round nice guy Craig Bellamy has been arrested and bailed on charges of assault. Craig Bellamy has been arrested on suspicion of assault following an incident early on Sunday morning. The Cardiff striker was taken into custody after a fight at around 2.45am on Caroline Street in Cardiff‘s city centre.Two men, aged 20 and 26, sustained facial injuries which did not require hospital treatment at the time.
More managerial merrygoround antics with Charlton Athletic set to appoint former Addicks full-back Chris Powell as new manager. And after turning down Charlton, Crystal Palace, Peterborough, Southampton and almost every other club south of Rutland, Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe looks set to be named Burnley manager.
Cash-strapped Man City are set to offload Roque Santa Cruz and Shaun Wright-Phillips this week. “Roque will probably go to Blackburn,” said Roberto Mancini. “It is the same situation for Roque and Shaun Wright-Phillips. He has two or three options.”