Manchester City have today caused something of a stir by formally revealing that the club believes it’s Scouting Performance System has been hacked, possibly by a rival Premier League club.
The program lists details and reports on all potential signings and opposition players, and is hosted online. However, the club has announced that they believe that the software has been infiltrated. read more »
This summer promised to be enjoyable for Arsenal fans not just because they had qualified for the Champions League, but also due to the fact that for the first time in almost living memory, no club was circling around one of their star players.
Whether that’s because they don’t have any star players is open to debate, but after Cesc Fabregas, Alex Song, Gael Clichy, Samir Nasri and Robin Van Persie all left for pastures rather more fruitful, a few months of rumours surrounding the recruitment, rather than departure, of players will be hugely appreciated. read more »
Both Londoners, media darlings and wrapped in St George patriotism, Harry Redknapp and David Beckham are a super-bromance just waiting to happen. Despite perceived wisdom that the former England skipper would be out of his depth in the top tier of football, he has always been backed by a splurge of superlatives from good ol’ Harry. And its been more of the same over the weekend with Redknapp’s swooning comments fuelling rumour that the midfielder will be exchanging passes with Shaun Derry in the new year.
Rudi Skacel is something of a Hearts legend. After two spells with the club (one on loan and one permanently) he won two Scottish Cups. As with many cult heroes, however, his standing has actually increased since he left Hearts this summer.
Joining Dundee United, Skacel was allowed to choose his own squad number. The Czech midfielder opted for number 51, a reference to Hearts’ 5-1 victory over Edinburgh rivals Hibernian in the cup final last season. read more »