Archive for August, 2010

Van der Vaart signs for Spurs

Posted: August 31, 2010 in Uncategorized
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Tottenham Hotspur have signed Dutch international Rafael van der vaart from Real Madrid, this deal came as one of the biggest deal on transfer deadline day and when van der vaart was left out of Madrid friendly against Mallorca the other night and much speculation rose that the Dutchman won’t be a part of Mourinho’s plan this season.

Spurs tried to rush the deal through last minute as Van der Vaart value dropped to eight million pounds within the last two hours of deadline time last night. It was thought that the Dutchman would be heading to the Bundesliga with Bayern Munich for eighteen million pounds but this move never materialised and Spurs capitalised when his value changed and this deal has now been ratified by the Premier League.

Tottenham released a statement on their official site saying, “We are delighted to announce that we have reached agreement with Real Madrid for the transfer of Rafael Van der Vaart.”

The player himself said, “Four years at Spurs, for €11 million (£9m), I can hardly believe it myself,” Van der Vaart said.

“It’s a pity I cannot now play against Ajax in the Champions League but I will get to face FC Twente.”

“The interest from Tottenham came very quick and I did not have much time to think. But I want to play football again and if possible every week, with a beautiful club. I’m totally happy,” the 83-times capped star added.

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Blackpool sign DJ Campbell

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Blackpool have signed DJ Campbell, the striker spent most of last season on-loan with Blackpool and is now back joining from Leicester City, Holloway has publicly stated that he still searching for a striker and has chased Campbell all summer after he notched 11 goals in 17 games to help the Tangerines clinch promotion.

“I’m over the moon, I’m delighted,” Campbell told the club’s official website.

“It feels like he I’ve got unfinished business, everyone knows how much I love Blackpool.

“I wanted to come back and I’m just delighted it’s been made possible.”

Sunderland sign Asamoah Gyan

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Sunderland have signed Ghanaian striker Asamoah Gyan, the striker will go straight into the team and form a formidable partnership with Darren Bent. Sunderland have been monitoring Gyan for sometime and have finally appeared to have got their man for thirteen million pounds which will be a club record.

Robinho signs for AC Milan

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Brazilian forward Robinho has joined AC Milan from Manchester City on a permanent deal, City loaned out Robinho to Santos last season after after failing to settle at the Eastlands. Robinho has now secured a permanent move to the San Siro.

A statement issued by the club said, “AC Milan announces it has acquired player Robinho on a permanent deal from Manchester City.

“The Brazilian player has signed a four-year contract with the Rossoneri club.”

Earlier Robinho said, “I am very happy,” he said. “Milan is an excellent club.”

Eidur Gudjohnsen has joined Stoke City on a permanent deal, the Monaco striker, no stranger to the Premier League having played for Bolton, Spurs and Chelsea will get another spell in England with Stoke City. Talks were underway yesterday to beat the transfer deadline and manager Tony Pulis was seen showing Eidur around the training ground.

Also today Stoke City managed to sign Jermaine Pennant right on the deadline at six o’clock beating off competition from Ajax.

Kevin Pietersen dropped from T20

Posted: August 31, 2010 in Uncategorized
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Kevin Pietersen has been dropped from the England’s T20 squad, Kevin Pietersen form has been lacking in the recent test matches only scoring fifty out of 8 innings, failing to make big runs consistently and Pietersen sent a message to his twitter account earlier today before it was deleted. It said, “Yep… Done for rest of summer!! Man of the World Cup T20 and dropped from the T20 side too… It’s a f— up!! Surrey have signed me” at which is where his tweet ended.

The Croatia goalkeeper, 31, began his career with Hajduk Split and was a member of their league championship winning side of 2001.

He also lifted two Croatian Cups during more than 172 appearances for his hometown club and scored six goals from the penalty spot. His performances during the 2001/02 campaign earned him the Croatian Player of the Year accolade.

Pletikosa moved to Spartak in 2007, following four years with Shakhtar Donetsk, and appeared against us in our UEFA Cup Group match in December 2008 at White Hart Lane.

Capped at every international level from Under-15 upwards, Pletikosa has gone on to win 80 caps for the senior national side including appearing in the World Cup Finals of 2002 and 2006 and the 2008 European Championships.