Suarez apologises for handshake snub
Liverpool’s defense of Luis Suarez throughout his FA investigation and subsequent 8-game suspension was, while calamitous and seemingly foolish at times, somewhat admirable purely for its sheer sense of solidarity.
However, The Uruguayan’s refusal to shake Patrice Evra’s hand seems to have pushed the club’s goodwill too far, with manager and staff alike calling for an explanation.
A promptly issued apology may be a step in the right direction but is it too little too late to save Liverpool’s tattered image?
India break Aussie losing streak
After an embarrassing whitewash against England, many would have looked at India’s tour of Australia as a chance for redemption. Instead, MS Dhoni’s men barely put up a fight as Australia’s pace attack and dominant batting saw them ease to a 4-0 series win.
Luckily for sub-continent fans, the Indian ODI team is a completely different beast and after seeing off Sri Lanka, Dhoni himself steered home the winning runs to secure a first win over the hosts in the series.
Wolves sack manager Mick McCarthy
With clubs entering the business end of the English Premier League season, evaluations of league position and form are underway up and down the country.
Nowhere more so than at struggling Wolves, who's woeful run of just 1 win in their last 13 games has left them in 18th place, just 3 points of the bottom.
Another heavy defeat to Black Country rivals West Brom proved too much for the Wolves board and manager Mick McCarthy was given the sack after a 5-year reign.
Tevez returns to Manchester City
4 months and countless headlines after that fateful night in Munich, ostracised striker Carlos Tevez has finally returned to Manchester City and a potential challenge for the Premier League title.
First on the agenda for the 28-year old Argentinean, who over the last month has clocked up more hours on the putting greens than football pitch, is a club-scheduled medical.
However, the question remains, do Manchester City need such a divisive character in their ranks? And how will City fans react to having their former captain back in the side?
Tax payments throw Rangers's future into futher doubt
Days after the announcement that reigning Scottish Premier League champions Rangers were heading into administration, the outlook remains bleak for the club and Scottish football in general.
Although administrators Duff and Phelps are confident of making progess in cutting costs and repaying debts, mounting tax payments in the region of US$130million could put an end to Rangers Football Club in its current form and leave the Scottish League without one half of the Old Firm rivalry.
Shanghai Shenhua unveil Nicolas Anelka
When Nicolas Anelka suggested his Chelsea career could be coming to an end, few if any fans were surprised. After all, the player notoriously know as 'Le Sulk' had appeared for 9 clubs in his professional career and burnt a fair few bridges along the way.
However, the signing of the former France international and World Cup winner by Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhau was still one of the major transfer coups of the festive season.
Having arrived in China the striker was all smiles during a dramatic unveiling ceremony. Whether or not Shanghai can keep him happy for the remainder of his 2-year contract is perhaps a different story.
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