Maicon turned down Real, PSG and Chelsea

There is no doubt that the acquisition of Maicon on transfer deadline day impressed a lot of supporters, with the Brazilian joining from Inter Milan for just £3m.

However, his agent claims that City weren’t the only ones chasing his client’s signature, stating that the likes of Real Madrid, PSG and Chelsea had all shown an interest in the player.

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BECKHAM BACK TO HIS BEST

The former Manchester United midfielder David Beckham was at his inspirational best in recent match against the El Salvador club Isidro Metapan. The MLS club LA Galaxy were beginning the CONCACAF Champions League against the club from El Salvador. The MLS club certainly the favourite to win the match, but they were given a huge fright in a match after Isidro Metapan managed to score in the 17th minute after a defensive collapse by the American team. However, David Beckham stepped up to the plate to give excellent crosses for his teammates to score in the match.

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BECKHAM IS CONFIDENT

Former England midfielder David Beckham has said that he is extremely confident that the team can achieve a lot of success at the Euro 2012.

Unlike the previous major competitions, England go into the Euro 2012 not as their favourite team to win the competition. Many have been predicting that this will be the season England finally bring back an international trophy.

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FIFA accepts technology is needed

Having initially laughed at the sheer idiocy of the man behind the goal finally being asked to do the job he was employed for, before failing utterly to prove himself in any way competent, the reality has once again sunk in that poor decisions will continue to undermine the integrity of football.

Before Ukraine were robbed of their ‘goal’ in their final group game against England, this week, the English had been labelled by opposition fans as bad losers, following Frank Lampard’s goal that wasn’t in the World Cup.

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DI SANTO WANTS TO CONTINUE

Former Chelsea striker Franco di Santo has said that Wigan Athletic should not be allowing their current form slip away. Franco di Santo scored a wonder goal against Newcastle in the 4-0 win for the club.

Even though this was only his fifth goal of the season, Wigan manager Roberto Martinez has always praised the contribution of di Santo to the team. The Argentine is someone who works selfless for the team according to Roberto Martinez.

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BECKHAM BACK FOR ENGLAND

David Beckham has not played in England for more than two years now, but the former Manchester United midfielder will finally make an appearance in England for the friendlies as part of the preparation for the Olympics in the summer.

David Beckham will be part of the team GB that will be taking part in the friendly match at the Riverside stadium. A high profile men and women’s friendlies will be taking part during the weekend as preparation for the Olympics in the summer.

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GORDON STILL HAS A FUTURE

Sunderland manager Marin O’Neill has said that crocked goalkeeper Craig Gordon still has a future at the club and has vowed to get him fit enough and give him opportunity so that he can reclaim the number one spot in the side.

The Scotland international shot stopper, who joined the Wearside club from Scottish Premier League side Hearts in 2007 has had an injury plagued 4 and half years at the Stadium of Light but even in that time, he has put on stellar displays when he has been fit.

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