John Terry

Why Liverpool almost lost the £50m Torres jackpot

It can now be revealed that the sensational £50m move of Liverpool striker Fernando Torres to Chelsea came close to being scuttled just minutes before the transfer deadline! Liverpool’s American owner John Henry could do little more than anxiously wait by his phone as late negotiations took place between two key figures, totally unaware of how deals like this are sealed whenever the West London club is in the market for a high profile player. The record British transfer was finally completed when agreement was finally reached in time for the paperwork to be lodged with the Premier League.

Arrogance not required on United’s American tour

Hey, want to hear the one about the pot calling the kettle black? An American journalist by the name of Brian Strauss, Senior Soccer Writer no less, covering the Manchester United tour in Philadelphia for AOL website FanHouse, spat the dummy in one of his reports this week accusing United players and English journalists of being arrogant! Now this is not meant to be a Yankee bashing exercise just because most of us don’t like the Glazers but these comments are a bit like John Terry accusing a team mate of eying his wife.