Football in the United Kingdom

Michael Laudrup 'to stay on' as manager at Swansea

Manager of Swansea City Michael Laudrup. Photo: Xinhua

Laudrup has enjoyed an excellent debut season at the Swansea helm and on Sunday led the south Wales club to the first major title in their history after a 5-0 thrashing of fourth-tier Bradford City in the League Cup final.

Thursday, 28 February, 2013, 5:03am

Bradford boss Parkinson eyes Cup glory

Phil Parkinson

Phil Parkinson's team have already eliminated three top-flight teams on the road to Wembley and the minnows are confident of adding Swansea to an impressive list of scalps that includes Arsenal, Aston Villa and Wigan.

24 Feb 2013 - 3:42am

Celtic boss Lennon hails young fringe players after Inverness victory

Neil Lennon hailed the contribution of his fringe players as they helped his side move top of the Scottish Premier League with a comfortable 4-2 win over Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

27 Aug 2012 - 10:57am

Celtic close in on Champions League

Celtic's Thomas Rogne leaps to challenge Helsinborg's Nikola Durdic as the Scottish champions get the upper hand. Photo: Reuters

Celtic took a giant step towards reaching the Champions League group stages for the first time in four years with a 2-0 win over Swedish side Helsingborg.

The Glasgow giants took command of this first leg play-off in large part thanks to Georgios Samaras, who played a pivotal part in both goals, and goalkeeper Fraser Forster, who kept an invaluable clean sheet.

23 Aug 2012 - 1:13am

Manchester City beat 10-man Chelsea to win Shield

Manchester City's Gael Clichy and Samir Nasri with the trophy

Manchester City's failure to find a big-name signing appeared to matter little as they began the new season with a 3-2 win over 10-man Chelsea in the Community Shield yesterday.

13 Aug 2012 - 9:07am

'Make or break' season ahead, admits Diaby

Abou Diaby isn't hiding from the enormity of the season he faces ahead with Arsenal. After a series of calf and hamstring injuries limited the powerful midfielder's appearances over the past few years, he was asked yesterday whether it was 'make or break' time for him at the Emirates Stadium.

29 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Top names missing as Arsenal begin tour

Arsenal left London last night for their tour of Asia, but some of the team's biggest names, including want-away striker Robin van Persie, have been left behind in the British capital.

22 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

A bad week for ...

David Beckham

1 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

David Beckham: men's football

Former England captain David Beckham has set his sights on playing football for Britain at this summer's Olympics.

The one-time Manchester United and Real Madrid star made the provisional, 35-man group, and is tipped to make the final 18 - 11 players and seven substitutes - to be chosen on July 6.

21 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Gunners keep powder dry as others spend up

The 'will he stay, or will he go' saga surrounding Arsenal captain Robin van Persie will be answered only after the final whistle at Euro 2012, but one thing is clear, if the Dutchman decides to leave it will be vindication of how tightly the financial ship is run by the Gunners.

17 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

China key to expanding Arsenal's online base

Asia, especially China, will be the key to Arsenal's campaign to become a global brand with the focus on building an online fan base, according to chief executive Ivan Gazidis.

17 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

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

Filling Dalglish's shoes a big job

Liverpool legend Ronnie Whelan has warned the team's American owners that Kenny Dalglish's replacement as manager must have the record and reputation to command instant respect or the club risk a repeat of the Roy Hodgson fiasco.

20 May 2012 - 12:00am