Britain’s big freeze hits Premier League programme
Three of Saturday's English Premier League fixtures have been postponed because of concerns for the safety of spectators making their way to grounds in freezing conditions.sports Updated: Jan 08, 2010 23:04 IST
Three of Saturday's English Premier League fixtures have been postponed because of concerns for the safety of spectators making their way to grounds in freezing conditions.
Fulham v Portsmouth, Sunderland v Bolton and Burnley v Stoke matches were all called off on Friday.
Liverpool recommended that their encounter with Tottenham at Anfield on Sunday should also be called off and were awaiting confirmation from the league authorities before confirming the postponement.
With much of Britain blanketed in thick snow, almost half this weekend's fixtures in England's lower divisions have been called off and only a handful of matches have survived in Scotland.
Real to stay out of transfer market
Real Madrid has no plans to replace injured Brazilian defender Pepe, or any others players, during the mid-season transfer window, Spanish media said Friday.
The club's management told coach Manuel Pellegrini that he could not expect any new signings this month, the Marca sports newspaper said.
Real has notably rebuffed interest from Jonathan Cicero Moreira of Brazilian side Cruzeiro, who is keen to move to the Spanish capital.
The club will not let others leave either this winter, such as Argentine Gago, who has sparked interest from Boca Junior and Juventus.
Gunners mulling Campbell comeback
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger on Friday hinted he could be ready to hand former Gunners centreback Sol Campbell a surprise return to the Premier League.
Campbell, 35, has been training with his former teammates and is currently without a club after last year's departure from Portsmouth and his subsequent brief stint with fourth tier outfit Notts County. The defender left Arsenal for Portsmouth in the 2006.
Asked if Campbell could be re-signed, Wenger answered, “We have a level of interest for every good player.” He has indicated that he could be in the market for a striker, dismissing reports that Cesc Fabregas could move to Real Madrid.