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    • PREMIER LEAGUE 2012

       

       

       

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      Manchester United vs Tottenham  

      Saturday, 29 September 2012

      Time: 12:30pm  -  (Live)  

      Mio Channel 102 in HD

      EPL Game 06

        

       

       

       

      Manchester United :  

      De Gea, Evans, Rafael, Ferdinand, Evra, Buttner, Nani, Carrick, Giggs, Scholes, Cleverley, Fletcher, Powell, Anderson, Kagawa, Hernandez, Rooney, Berbatov, Welbeck, Macheda, Bebe, Robin Van Persie, Lindegaard.

      Injured :

      Smalling, Jones, Vidic, Valencia, Young.

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    • I would think they are only sponsoring their shirt deal as the first statement says... How they spent it is their problem, most likely large part will go to paying players salaries. But nevertheless, it's a form of generating income for the tiny amateur club... As they say, baggers can't be chooses, you make do with what you have or what you can get... At the end of the day if players continue to get paid, thats what matters most under the situation...

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    • They look very good but the test will only come in Feb where they usually fizzle out due to the pressure built-up over the months... But this time, i look around their squad and there are not too many youngsters, maybe they can keep it together who knows...

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    •  

       

      GAME 06

       

      EPL - Match 06 - Sep 29 / 30 / Oct 01 Fixtures

       

             

       

           

       

                         

       
       
      Matches 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    102

       

       

       

       

      Edited by zocoss 28 Sep `12, 1:25PM
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    • 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.

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    • 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.

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    • 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 referees

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      Brendan 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."

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    • 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...

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    • Gerrard: Suarez being victimised

      September 25, 2012

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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."

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    • 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.

       

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    • Referee Halsey calls in police after Twitter abuse following Anfield clash

       

      Complaint: Halsey has contacted Greater Manchester Police

      Complaint: Halsey has contacted Greater Manchester Police

       

      Off: Shelvey is given his marching orders by Halsey

      Off: Shelvey is given his marching orders by Halsey

       

       

       

       

      Mark Halsey has made a complaint to Greater Manchester Police after he was the subject of malicious tweets.

      The 51-year-old Premier League referee, who has battled cancer, was abused on Twitter following his handling of Liverpool’s game against Manchester United on Sunday. He sent off Liverpool’s Jonjo Shelvey and gave United a controversial late penalty that settled the game.

      Two tweets were sent by supporters who claimed to be Liverpool fans, both of which were met with outrage from other users.

      One, from an account named @johnwareing1, read: ‘I hope Mark Halsey gets cancer again and dies’ while one from @lfcjohn259 read: ‘Mark Halsey should’ve died of cancer.’

      The post from @lfcjohn259 was deleted and the @johnwareing1 account was removed completely. But Halsey, who is expected to referee Tuesday night’s Capital One Cup tie between Southampton and Sheffield Wednesday, was so upset that he has asked GMP to investigate.

      What action the force can take, though, remains to be seen. Last week Daniel Thomas, who plays for Port Talbot in the Welsh Premier League, was not charged for an abusive tweet about diver Tom Daley because the message was deemed ‘not so grossly offensive that criminal charges need to be brought’. However, the abuse of Halsey has been widely condemned.

      A Professional Game Match Officials statement read: ‘Our main concern is towards Mark and his family, and as with all officials, there is a backroom team who are there for them. None of the Select Group match officials are on social media.’

      Former Premier League referee Dermot Gallagher said: ‘I know Mark, and he certainly will be shaken. Some things cross the boundaries, and this has.’

      Edited by zocoss 25 Sep `12, 10:02AM
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      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.

       

       

      Seeing red: Liverpool's Jonjo Shelvey was sent off for his foul on Jonny Evans

      Seeing red: Liverpool's Jonjo Shelvey was sent off for his foul on Jonny Evans

       
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    • LIVERPOOL v Man United: Big guns return for powder keg Anfield clash

       

      Hoping for the call: Liverpool's Jonjo Shelvey impressed in Europe

      Hoping for the call: Liverpool's Jonjo Shelvey impressed in Europe

       

       


      Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers will bring back all his big names for Sunday's visit of Manchester United.

      Steven Gerrard, Luis Suarez, Glen Johnson, Martin Skrtel, Daniel Agger, Joe Allen and Martin Kelly were all rested for Thursday night's 5-3 Europa League win at Young Boys but will return as the Reds go looking for their first Barclays Premier League victory of the season.

      Forwards Fabio Borini and Raheem Sterling, substitutes in Switzerland, are likely to start while midfielder Jonjo Shelvey pressed his claims for inclusion with a two-goal second-half cameo.

       

       

      Provisional squad: Reina, Kelly, Agger, Skrtel, Johnson, Gerrard, Allen, Shelvey, Suarez , Borini, Sterling, Jones, Carragher, Coates, Enrique, Henderson, Sahin, Downing, Assaidi.

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      Liverpool v MANCHESTER UNITED: Young and Fletcher to play no part at Anfield

       

      Absent: Ashley Young hasn't played in Manchester United colours for a month

      Absent: Ashley Young hasn't played in Manchester United colours for a month

       

       

       

      Manchester United winger Ashley Young will miss Sunday's trip to Liverpool after being ruled out for a further two to three weeks with knee cartilage trouble.

      Wayne Rooney will also be absent due to a gashed thigh despite reports he was due to make an earlier-than-expected comeback.

      Darren Fletcher, who came on as a substitute in the Champions League win over Galatasaray in midweek having recovered from a chronic bowel condition, is not being considered for a return to the starting line-up with Sir Alex Ferguson instead pin-pointing next Wednesday's Capital One Cup clash with Newcastle.


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    • PREMIER LEAGUE 2012

       

       

       

       

               VS       

        

       

      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.

      Injured :

      Smalling, Jones, Fletcher, Young, Rooney  

        

      Edited by zocoss 21 Sep `12, 11:40PM
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      GAME 05 

      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

       

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      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
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    • 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.

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      CHAMPIONS LEAGUE 2012

       

       

        

       

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      Manchester United vs Galatasaray   

      Wednesday, 19 September 2012

      Time: 2:45 am  -  (Live) (Thur) 

      Mio Channel 111 in HD

      Champions League   

       

       

       

       

      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 giants

      On 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
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      Football: SingTel's mio TV secures rights to UEFA Champions League

       

      111 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."

      - CNA/ck

      Edited by zocoss 18 Sep `12, 11:23PM
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    • GAME 04

       

      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 

       

       Reading v Tottenham 11:00           Mio    102

       

       

       

       

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    • Benitez admits surprise at being overlooked for vacant Liverpool manager's job in the summer

       


        Surprise: Rafa Benitez has admitted his disappointment at being overlooked for the Liverpool manager's post following the dismissal of Kenny Dalglish in the summer

        Surprise: Rafa Benitez has admitted his disappointment at being overlooked for the Liverpool manager's post following the dismissal of Kenny Dalglish in the summer

         

         

         

        Rafa Benitez has told of his surprise that he was not approached about the Liverpool job in the summer.

        The Spaniard, who managed the Anfield club between 2004 and 2010, was not considered for the role left vacant when Kenny Dalglish was sacked in May despite knowing the club inside out.

        Launching a new book called ‘Champions League Dreams’, which recalls how Liverpool challenged for European honours during his time there, Benitez, who is currently without a club, said it was ‘strange’ to be overlooked in favour of Brendan Rodgers.

        Talking to the Irish Independent, he said: ‘It was strange. We know the club, the players, the Academy and we have even more experience now.

        ‘The fans were positive about the idea and if you read the book you will understand why. So it was strange not to be approached.’

        During his tenure, Liverpool regularly competed in the Champions League and won the competition in 2005, his first season in charge. They also reached the final in 2007 and won the FA Cup in 2006, alongside a succession of top four league finishes.

        ‘Some people were taking these great games for granted,’ he said. ‘We used to play so many important games that it seemed it was normal and it wasn’t.’

        Following a patchy start to the season, as Rodgers tries to introduce a philosophy of attractive, attacking football, some sections of the Liverpool support have suggested owner John W Henry may be as bad as former American chiefs Tom Hicks and George Gillett.

         

        Looking for work: Benitez has been without a managerial role for nearly two years after being sacked by Inter Milan

        Looking for work: Benitez has been without a managerial role for nearly two years after being sacked by Inter Milan

         

         

        Benitez remembers those days only too well: ‘I was working three years under Hicks and Gillett and it was quite difficult, especially the last year.

        ‘Ian Ayre [the club’s Managing Director] said Liverpool was close to administration and still we were performing on the pitch. I don’t know how it us under the new owners so I can’t compare.’

        Benitez hasn’t been in managerial work since an ill-fated spell at Inter Milan in 2010, but he says ‘it’s a question of time’ before he is on the touchline again. He did, however, refuse to comment on how close he came to the Chelsea job after Andre Villas-Boas was dismissed.


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      • 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?  icon_lol.gif

         

        I didn't thought of it that way but rather good point made...

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      • 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

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        Playing for keeps: Pepe Reina has had an inconsistent start to the season
        Playing for keeps: Pepe Reina has had an inconsistent start to the season
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        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.

         

         

         

        Goalkeepers: Michel Vorm (Swansea City AFC)

        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.”

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      • Tosic regrets United departure

        September 6, 2012

         

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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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