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  1. Sport - Soccer - SOCCER

    Sunderland's Di Canio vows to keep cool as pressure mounts

    Posted Apr 09th 2013, 08:09am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Paolo Di Canio vowed to keep his volatile temper under control after the controversial Italian’s debut as Sunderland manager ended in a frustrating 2-1 defeat against Chelsea. Di Canio’s two-year spell in charge at Swindon was described as “management by hand grenade” by the club’s former chairman and his reign with the Black Cats has ...

  2. Sport - Soccer - YOU BET

    Top form seems to favour City, Liverpool in glamour matches

    Posted Apr 20th 2013, 12:00am by Nick Pulford

    ... Newcastle with another good result at home to Everton. There is no substance to Sunderland's longer-term form and there will be no escaping the Paolo Di Canio factor if they can beat Everton. ... the likelihood of some improvement from Sunderland. Di Canio's team could be worth chancing on the handicap. As well as reaching the FA Cup final, Wigan have started their customary late-season push ...

  3. Sport - Soccer - SOCCER

    Rafa Benitez takes Chelsea hot seat as Roberto Di Matteo sacking draws flak

    Posted Nov 23rd 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Ex-Liverpool coach becomes ninth Blues boss of Abramovich era as fellow managers condemn Di Matteo sacking and fans give cold shoulder Benitez takes hot seat at Chelsea Newly appointed as Chelsea's latest interim coach, Rafael Benitez could be forgiven for wondering whether he has accepted a poisoned chalice. The dismissal of Roberto Di Matteo ...

  4. Sport - Soccer

    Roberto Di Matteo says Chelsea need more defence

    Posted Nov 19th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Di Matteo wants Blues to concentrate on defence Chelsea manager Roberto di Matteo has hinted strongly that his team may abandon their attacking style ... four games. And with a crucial Champions League game against Juventus in Turin tomorrow followed by a Premier League meeting with Manchester City at Stamford Bridge at the weekend, Di Matteo ...

  5. Sport - Soccer - CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

    Di Matteo urges Chelsea to tighten after narrow win

    Posted Nov 09th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Di Matteo urges Blues to tighten up Roberto di Matteo says Chelsea must tighten up defensively after seeing his side revitalise their Champions League title ... host to Chelsea on November 20 in a game that could decide whether or not the champions progress to the last 16. Di Matteo admitted that the manner of the victory had carried "an element ...

  6. Sport - Soccer - ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE

    Ashley Cole urged by Roberto di Matteo to sign new Chelsea contract

    Posted Sep 24th 2012, 12:51am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London After defender scores the winner against Stoke, Chelsea manager Di Matteo admits he is very keen to keep him at Stamford Bridge Goal adds value for Cole in talks on new deal Roberto di Matteo urged Ashley Cole to sign a new Chelsea contract after the England full-back scored the only goal as the Premier League leaders beat Stoke 1-0 at Stamford ...

  7. Sport - Soccer - ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE

    Chelsea had expected Eden Hazard's swift impact, Roberto Di Matteo says

    Posted Aug 27th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Di Matteo unsurprised by influence of his £32-million acquisition after the Belgian scores one and sets up another against Newcastle Hazard impact just whatwe expected, say Chelsea Chelsea coach Roberto Di Matteo says he is not surprised by the immediate impact Eden Hazard is having on the Premier League. The Belgium attacker scored his first ...

  8. Sport - Soccer - ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE

    Di Matteo wants right balance

    Posted Aug 24th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Torres Di Matteo wants right balance Roberto di Matteo admitted his Chelsea side remain a work in progress after they needed a controversial Fernando Torres goal to secure victory over newly promoted Reading. Di Matteo was once again impressed by the performance of Eden Hazard- signed this summer for £32 million (HK$392 million) from Lille. And he believes the Belgian is already ...

  9. Sport - Soccer - ENGLISH LEAGUE CUP

    Chelsea boss rails at refs in spite of gaining revenge against Man U

    Posted Nov 02nd 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... fairly by refs: Di Matteo Chelsea coach Roberto Di Matteo has questioned his team's treatment at the hands of match officials in the wake of the club's controversial Premier League defeat by Manchester United last weekend. Di Matteo's side gained swift revenge by beating Alex Ferguson's men 5-4 after extra-time to reach the last eight of the League Cup- three days ...

  10. Sport - Soccer - ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE

    Chelsea aim to bounce back against Manchester United

    Posted Oct 28th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Blues will bounce back: Di Matteo Chelsea's flying start to the season was shattered by the midweek Champions League defeat at Shakhtar Donetsk, but their outstanding Premier League form ensures they face Manchester United tonight with no shortage of confidence. A return of seven wins and a draw from their opening eight games means that Roberto Di ...




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