EPL - Match 06 - Sep 29 / 30 / Oct 01 FixturesMatches on Singtel Mio Tv :
Saturday September 29
Arsenal v Chelsea 7:45 Mio 102
Fulham v Man City 10:00 Mio 102
Norwich v Liverpool 10:00 Mio 103
Reading v Newcastle 10:00 Mio 104
Everton v Southampton 10:00 Mio 105
Stoke v Swansea 10:00 Mio 106
Sunderland v Wigan 10:00 Mio 107
Man Utd v Tottenham 12:30 Mio 102
Sunday September 30
Aston Villa v West Brom 11:00 Mio 102
Monday October 1
QPR v West Ham 3:00 Mio 102Edited by zocoss 28 Sep `12, 1:25PM
It's a simple tech and widely available for years... But this technology needs to be approved by Fifa before it can be used. Otherwise the league could face repercussions like its club getting ban from any match beyond it's shores. Or worse, the national team get ban from international tournaments.
Anyway, Branda is beginning to sound like kenny, complaining about referee's decisions going against his team but fail to see his own side short-comings like putting the ball in the net.
I pity their next opponent as the last time kenny complaint madly, they got the calls he wanted and the opponent suffered injusticed. Norwich better beware, you have been wared... lol.
Yeah, this is always a worry with youth players... Once they become somebody, they will expect something as well. Either it's a higher than usual salary, a demand to play more matches, or ultimately to win prizes, titles... We have seen it with Arsenal for a number of years already but the amazing thing about Arsenal is they manage to replace the stars that left them and continue to make new ones.
All the talk about suso going to be something in future but if he does well, i can already see him destine to go back to spain before he turns 24. And Henry is a businessman first and foremost, so he can't turn away from a perceived good profit.
Brendan Rodgers warns that Liverpool may start diving to get decisions
• Frustrated manager says that playing fair does not pay
• Luis Suárez decisions prompt complaint to head of refereesBrendan Rodgers says Liverpool may start diving to get decisions such as Luis Suárez's 'penalty' against Manchester United. Photograph: Peter Powell/EPA
Brendan Rodgers has issued a veiled warning that Liverpool players could resort to unsporting means to win decisions having been denied "the rub of the green" from referees this season.
The Liverpool manager believes Luis Suárez has been refused legitimate penalties in the past two Premier League games, against Sunderland and Manchester United, and claims major decisions have gone against his team since the opening day of the season at West Bromwich Albion.
Rodgers phoned Mike Riley, head of Professional Game Match Officials, to express his grievances on Thursday and afterwards made the stark admission that, in the absence of legitimate fouls, players will be tempted to exaggerate contact to sway referees in future.
"I'm concerned that we've not had any sort of rub of the green from officials," Rodgers said. "We like to think we are a sporting team, I have always told my players to do the right thing, not to dive, to play fair. But the fairness we show, it seems the decisions pass us by because of it. There are so many decisions that have gone against us.
"I spoke to Mike Riley and he admitted he expected me to call earlier. I didn't ring after the Manchester United game, I wanted to speak to the assessor first on that one, and he hasn't contacted us yet. But after the West Brom game, I had to call. Jordan Henderson got a horrendous tackle and the player wasn't even booked, while Andre Wisdom won the ball with a fair challenge and was booked. Things aren't going for us at all.
"It would be a shame if players who respect the rules and managers who are asking players to stay on their feet and not dive are not getting the decisions because of it. I think it is important that referees understand that. It has been a criticism of the last few years of players going down too easy. It is not something we want to encourage but if you're not going to get decisions because of it players may do that."
Steven Gerrard and Glen Johnson admitted Suárez's reputation for theatrics preceded him after an appeal for a penalty against United, following a tackle by Jonny Evans, was denied by the referee Mark Halsey on Sunday.
Rodgers added: "Suárez has had a couple of good penalty appeals, he hasn't dived, they have been legitimate, and he's actually got booked. He went down at Sunderland and it looked a clear penalty and he ended up getting booked for it. Last weekend in the Manchester United game there was more contact in his case than there was in Antonio Valencia's and Valencia gets a penalty and we get nothing other than a hard-luck story.
"I'm not sure [Suárez's reputation is influencing officials] – you'd need to ask the referees – but he is a wonderful talent and irrespective of whether he goes down, if it's a penalty, it's a penalty. What I have seen, he certainly doesn't ever look like he is going to get a decision and that is something which would bother me going forward."
Not really. Since the start of the premier league and that is only 5 games old, i have seen him dived quite a number of times already. Some in the box and some outside it. As i said, there is not an honest Pool fan who will claim he isn't a habitual diver. He need to learn to stop those stimulation stuns before people will trust him again.
Seriously speaking, there is not one PL player who goes down much more than him right now. So his reputation doesn't precedes him, cos he earned it with every match he plays.
There are divers than there are habitual divers... There are those who goes down once in a while, but this guy goes down almost everytime the opportunity arises. Wasn't he yellow carded just last week for diving against Sunderland?
So as the saying goes, you reap what you sow...
Gerrard: Suarez being victimisedSeptember 25, 2012
By ESPN staff
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Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard believes Luis Suarez is being victimised by referees when the striker is seen going down in the penalty area.
Suarez, 25, has gained a reputation for simulation since joining Liverpool from Ajax for £23 million in January 2011, and Gerrard feels that stigma is now counting against his team-mate.
The Uruguay international saw appeals for a penalty waved away by referee Mark Halsey after he went down under a challenge from Jonny Evans in the Reds' 2-1 loss to Manchester United on Sunday.
Reflecting on that decision, Gerrard said in the Mirror: "I think even when Luis gets blatant penalties now, he's never going to get them. It's down to referees to not judge him. They have got to make their decisions based on what they see.
"If it's not a penalty, they don't give him one. But if it's clear, give him it. It's only fair. He was booked last week at Sunderland when he went down in the box. This one was a penalty."
Glen Johnson has echoed Gerrard's comments, expressing his belief that Suarez would not have been awarded a spot-kick had he been the man to be felled in the penalty area when Antonio Valencia won a spot-kick that decided last weekend's meeting at Anfield.
"I almost guarantee that if you flipped the situation, if Luis was in the position of Valencia, he wouldn't get a penalty," he said.
"We all know that. Reputations go in front of people at times and because Valencia is not someone who is known as a diver, he gets the decision."
No. I thought the referee got that one spot on. I am not even sure if evans touched him, need to see the replay again. It looks to me Suarez got to the ball just as Evans did, Suarez just slightly earlier and Evans's foot reached the ball from Suarez's left side and stop it from moving forward which Suarez tried to move it towards then he just threw himself over the ball with hands up looking for a penalty.
Let's be realistic, if suarez is a known diver and when a referee isn't fully sure, he won't give it as it will only make him look foolish.
Suarez need to changed his diving habits. I dare say there is not one honest liverpool fans who dare says he don't dived.
Yup, it may have looked soft but it was a penalty all right. Johnson came back in a rush and desperate when he saw Valencia's right foot was about to hit the ball. As for Valencia, he was moving forward and had only his left leg on the ground when Johnson pushed him in the waist...
Anyway, lucky for Evans, that foul could have ended his season.
PREMIER LEAGUE 2012
Liverpool vs Manchester United
Sunday, 23 September 2012
Time: 8:30pm - (Live)
Mio Channel 102 in HD
EPL Game 05
Manchester United :
De Gea, Ferdinand, Rafael, Buttner, Evans, Vidic, Evra, Nani, Valencia, Carrick, Giggs, Scholes, Cleverley, Powell, Anderson, Kagawa, Hernandez, Welbeck, Robin Van Persie, Macheda, Bebe, Lindegaard.
Smalling, Jones, Fletcher, Young, RooneyEdited by zocoss 21 Sep `12, 11:40PM
EPL - Match 05- September 22 / 23 Fixtures
Saturday September 22
Swansea v Everton 7:45 Mio 102
Chelsea v Stoke 10:00 Mio 102
Southampton v Aton Villa 10:00 Mio 103
West Brom v Reading 10:00 Mio 104
West Ham v Sunderland 10:00 Mio 105
Wigan v Fulham 10:00 Mio 106
Sunday September 23
Liverpool v Man Utd 8:30 Mio 102
Newcastle v Norwich 10:00 Mio 103
Man City v Arsenal 11:00 Mio 102
Tottenham v QPR 11:00 Mio 104
111 mio Sports 1 -UEFA Champions League 12/13 Man United vs Galatasaray (Live)112 mio Sports 2 -UEFA Champions League 12/13 Chelsea vs Juventus (Live)113 mio Sports 3 -UEFA Champions League 12/13 Barcelona vs Spartak Moscow (Live)
All matches starts at 2:45 am Tue 19 / 09 (Thur Morning)Edited by zocoss 19 Sep `12, 2:13PM
The magic word always before the said sum in most or all reports... "Allege" to be worth... This gives me the impression they didn't paid that sum but yet not willing to disclosed the actually sum otherwise they can't justify charging the fans more.
I find this whole thing to be just a charade act up between those two. How is Malaysia & Indonesia able to get the deal settled long before us and we have to wait till a few hours before kicked off then know?
Anyway, The operator said all mio stadium and sports pack customers can enjoy the sports channels for free till 31 October.
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE 2012
Manchester United vs Galatasaray
Wednesday, 19 September 2012
Time: 2:45 am - (Live) (Thur)
Mio Channel 111 in HD
Manchester United v Galatasaray team news: RvP returns to starting line-up
The Dutch striker was on the bench for Wigan drubbing, but he's back for Champions League group stage opener against Turkey giantsOn your feet, son! Robin van Persie of Manchester United watches from the bench during the Barclays Premier League match against Wigan
Striker Robin van Persie will return to the Manchester United starting line-up as they open their Champions League campaign against Galatasaray at Old Trafford.
The Dutchman was limited to a subsitutes' role in the weekend win over Wigan as Sir Alex Ferguson vowed to take no chances in Europe following last term's group stage debacle.
Shinji Kagawa and Antonio Valencia are also expected to be recalled, along with Patrice Evra, who has recovered from a minor knock.
Provisional squad (from): Lindegaard, De Gea, Rafael, Ferdinand, Vidic, Keane, Evans, Evra, Buttner, Valencia, Anderson, Powell, Kagawa, Cleverley, Scholes, Fletcher, Carrick, Giggs, Nani, Van Persie, Welbeck, Hernandez.Edited by zocoss 19 Sep `12, 10:33AM
Football: SingTel's mio TV secures rights to UEFA Champions League111 mio Sports 1 -UEFA Champions League 12/13 Real Madrid vs Man City (Live)112 mio Sports 2 -UEFA Champions League 12/13 Montpellier vs Arsenal (Live)113 mio Sports 3 -UEFA Champions League 12/13 Milan vs Anderlecht (Live)
All matches starts at 2:45 am Tue 18 / 09 (Wed Morning)
SINGAPORE: SingTel said its mio TV has secured the broadcast rights to Europe's premier football competitions UEFA Champions League and Europa League.
The Champions League match broadcast will start with the first round of UEFA Champions League Group matches on the new mio sports channels.
Fans can look forward to matches between the top football clubs in Europe including the clash between Real Madrid and Manchester City on 19 September at 2.45am.
The operator said all mio stadium and sports pack customers can enjoy the sports channels for free till 31 October.
mio TV's coverage of the Europa League will start with the first round of Group matches on 20 September.
SingTel's managing director of television, Goh Seow Eng, said: "We are thrilled to have scored the winning goal that makes our brand new mio sports channels the home of the best European Football in Singapore. The UEFA Champions League and the Europa League are some of the most popular sporting events around the world and we recognise how important these matches are to our customers."
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EPL - Match 04 - September 15 / 16 / 17 Fixtures
Sat 15 Sep 2012 - Premier League
Norwich v West Ham 7:45 Mio 102
QPR v Chelsea 10:00 Mio 102
Man Utd v Wigan 10:00 Mio 103
Arsenal v Southampton 10:00 Mio 104
Stoke v Man City 10:00 Mio 105
Aston Villa v Swansea 10:00 Mio 106
Fulham v West Brom 10:00 Mio 107
Sunderland v Liverpool 12:30 Mio 102
Sun 16 Sep 2012 - Premier League
Everton v Newcastle 3:00 Mio 102
Mon 17 Sep 2012 - Premier League
Originally posted by charlize:
It's very funny the way things are being done in Liverpool now.
When a manager comes in, he should evaluate the players he has and then try to adopt a style that suits most of the players.
Instead, he comes up with a style of play and expects the current players to adapt to his style.
Imagine some new manager at Barca asking the players to keep pumping long balls and chase.
You think Barca will win the league this way?
I didn't thought of it that way but rather good point made...
Pepsy challenge: Rodgers gives Reina until January to secure his Liverpool future
Spanish keeper has struggled to adapt to the new manager's style and has already dropped a couple of clangers this season<!-- Can pick up the first element because is searching for author name -->Playing for keeps: Pepe Reina has had an inconsistent start to the season..
Pepe Reina has until January to show Brendan Rodgers he can fit into the new Liverpool and stop the club searching for a rival first-choice goalkeeper.
And Liverpool have moved to try to avoid future transfer deadline disasters by attempting to complete their new recruitment set-up ahead of schedule.
Goalkeeper Reina has made a disappointing start to the season, making bad errors against Hearts and Arsenal. The Spaniard also looks uncomfortable with Rodgers’ style of encouraging his defenders to pass to and receive the ball from the keeper.
Reina has been a wonderful servant to Liverpool and has often performed heroics since signing for the club from Villarreal for £6m in 2005. But there is a feeling he lacks serious competition from reserves Brad Jones and Alexander Doni.
Going Dutch? Swansea's Michel Vorm is a possible replacement for Pepe Reina
Rodgers could look for a promising up-and-coming keeper to put pressure on Reina. But if the 30-year-old does not improve, then he will also consider trying to take his former Swansea keeper, 28-year-old Michel Vorm, to Anfield.
Liverpool are confident they will perform much better in the January transfer window and will immediately start work on identifying targets.
Rodgers wants the men who will be responsible for finding new talent, Dave Fallows and Barry Hunter, to start work this month.
It had been expected Fallows and Hunter would not formally join Liverpool from Manchester City until 2013. But, following the botched summer transfer window, the Anfield club are trying to rush their appointments through.
Fallows will be head of scouting and recruitment. Hunter will be chief scout.
Rodgers said: “Hopefully, this month our scouting team comes together and there will be a lot of great work between now and then, finding the targets that will fit into the way we are going to play going forward.”
Tosic regrets United departureSeptember 6, 2012GettyImagesZoran Tosic: Struggled at Manchester United
By ESPN Staff
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Ex-Manchester United player Zoran Tosic has expressed a sense of regret at leaving the club too hastily after struggling to break into the first team.
Tosic, 25, arrived at Old Trafford from Partizan Belgrade in 2009 for £7 million with a big weight of expectation on his shoulders after impressing in the Serbian league.
However, United had plans to bed him into English football gently and he only made two appearances for the club during his first year before being sent out on loan to Cologne.
Frustrated with the situation, and after just 18 months in England, the Serbia international departed for CSKA Moscow. Tosic now admits he should have bided his time at the club and waited for an opportunity to arise.
"It all happened really quickly as I played for just 18 months with Partizan Belgrade," he told the Daily Record. "We won the league and the cup and there was a period when it seemed like I was scoring in every match.
"It was at that point I signed for Manchester United. It was such an exciting moment to go there and to meet Sir Alex (Ferguson). I had grown up as a United fan so to be working for the man who had brought so much success to the club was just unbelievable. However, there is a big difference between the Serbian and English league and when I arrived in Manchester I discovered I was not yet ready for that level.
"Maybe I shouldn't have been so quick and should have worked longer to show Sir Alex. I spoke with Sir Alex many times and he kept telling me I had quality and just had to keep working hard. But I wanted to play more games so went to Cologne in Germany on loan and had a great six months there.
"When I came back to Manchester I was expecting to play more games for United but it didn't happen. In the end I wasn't sure I was going to get the chance I felt I deserved so decided to change club. Even now I am always thinking about that moment. Maybe I shouldn't have been so quick and should have worked longer to show Sir Alex. Maybe I should have stayed and fought for my place. This was Man United after all."
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