English Footballers

Manchester United veteran Paul Scholes to retire again, this time 'for good'

Paul Scholes' career at Manchester United has spanned 19 years and 716 appearances. Photo: Reuters

The long-serving midfielder broke the news just days after veteran United manager Alex Ferguson said he would be standing down at the end of the season.

Sunday, 12 May, 2013, 12:35pm

English Premier League clubs wary ahead of January transfer window

Theo Walcott

Wariness of Uefa's Financial Fair Play rules and concerns about a lack of value in the market mean the Premier League's top clubs will proceed with caution when the January transfer window opens next week.

29 Dec 2012 - 3:35am

England football stars told how to behave

England's soccer stars are to be issued with a code of conduct to bring them in line with other major sporting bodies in an attempt to govern their behaviour when they are on and off international duty.

11 Oct 2012 - 5:12am

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers eyes Michael Owen, Didier Drogba

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers admits he will be forced to look into signing free agent forwards Michael Owen and Didier Drogba after his club's worst league start for 50 years.

Having allowed Andy Carroll to join West Ham on loan, Rodgers expected the club's hierarchy to complete a move for Fulham forward Clint Dempsey, who had made no secret of his desire to move to Anfield.

4 Sep 2012 - 11:09am

Liverpool seek to bounce back in trip to Scotland

Steven Gerrard

Liverpool can put the disappointment of their opening Premier League game under new coach Brendan Rodgers behind them when they head north of the border to face Hearts in their Europa League play-off first leg today.

23 Aug 2012 - 1:13am

Insider says Coventry City wooing HK

A second advertisement in nine months has appeared in local media seeking to drum up investment for a 'famous' English soccer club.

An advertisement was placed in the South China Morning Post on Monday offering an opportunity to buy into a 'famous club with a rich history and having a top class stadium plus a state of the art academy'.

22 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Beautiful game scores winners

It is known worldwide as 'the beautiful game' although you might not know it from recent ugly behaviour on and off the field, and indeed in the courts of China. But a spate of surveys and statistics has shown that football is the world's most popular and most lucrative sport.

20 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Who said it?

It is our task today to make up for what was not done (when the euro was created in 1999)

Chancellor Dr Angela Merkel, rejecting calls for Germany to underwrite euro-zone debt

What scares me is the continuation of the socialist-style economy

15 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Will the pluck of the Irish be enough?

After an exhilarating, unforgettable week of football in the endearing Polish capital Warsaw, it's time once more to crank my old Land Rover into life and join the Euro 2012 football caravan, journeying this time north to the Baltic coastal resort and port city of Gdansk.

15 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Draw like a victory for delusional fan

Oh, what joy to be a fan of a pedestrian England team and with the smart money on another spectacular underachievement at an international tournament. For first time in my 37-odd years following the Three Lions we have never had it so good.

13 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Young footballer eyes new goal after beating cancer

A former Hong Kong football prodigy hopes to achieve his goal of playing in the English Premier League after beating cancer.

Australian Dylan Tombides, 18, played with the Brazilian Soccer School in Yau Ma Tei for more than a year. He went on to join the first-team squad at London club West Ham United, who have just been promoted to the Premier League.

5 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Ex-HK soccer starlet defeats cancer

A former Hong Kong soccer prodigy is aiming to achieve his goal of playing in the star-studded English Premier League after beating cancer.

Australian Dylan Tombides, 18, was a footballer with the Brazilian Soccer School in Yau Ma Tei for more than a year.

He went on to become a member of the first team squad at the London club West Ham United.

3 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Chainrai could own Portsmouth for a third time

Hong Kong businessman Balram Chainrai has confirmed he made an offer to buy back English soccer club Portsmouth despite still being owned GBP19 million (HK$233.44 million) by the stricken club. If he succeeds, it will be his third stint as owner.

Chainrai said yesterday he made an offer to buy the club from its administrators, PKF.

20 May 2012 - 12:00am

Sheringham show is spot-on with fans

It was the Ted and Tim show on a rain-swept pitch as Discovery Bay defeated the Yau Yee League Select veterans 3-0 at the HKFC Citibank International Soccer Sevens last night. But there was no doubt who was the star off the pitch.

19 May 2012 - 12:00am

Return of Hughes unlikely to upset ready City

Alex Ferguson joked that Queens Park Rangers would have a better chance of getting something out of their final game of the season at Manchester City if Mark Hughes was playing for the London club instead of coaching them. That was more a commentary on the QPR squad than a criticism of the 48-year-old Hughes' managerial abilities.

12 May 2012 - 12:00am