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Monday Kickoff: Cole’s Chelsea days numbered, Liverpool plan on staying at Anfield, and more

Ashley Cole’s days with Chelsea appear to be winding to a close.

According to the Daily Mail, the Chelsea left back is ready to leave the European champions at the end of the season after failing to reach an agreement on a new contract. Manchester United, Real Madrid and Paris St. Germain have all been linked to moves for the English defender.

Cole has traveled with England ahead of Tuesday’s crucial World Cup qualifier against Poland.

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After years of speculation about a potential new stadium for English giant Liverpool, it appears the club is more likely to re-develop its current home rather than build a new one.

According to Liverpool managing director Ian Ayre, Liverpool has plans to re-develop the area around Anfield in order to increase the size of the new stadium. The city of Liverpool has announced plans for extensive improvements of the area around Anfield.

THe latest developments seem to put an end to the potential for a new stadium in Stanley Park, located between Anfield and Goodison Park, home of Everton.


TSG Hoffenheim midfielder Boris Vukcevic has been upgraded from critical condition to stable condition for the first time since the car accident that nearly killed him last month.

The German Under-21 midfielder crashed his car on the way to practice, with medical examinations taken afterward revealed Vukcevic had low blood sugar at the time of the accident. Vukcevic had been involved in a car accident two years earlier that also involved him having low blood sugar.

Vukcevic has scored six goals in 78 matches for the German club.


Ole Gunnar Solksjaer has become a very popular target for English clubs looking for a promising young manager, but the former Manchester United star isn’t in a hurry to leave Norwegian champions Molde just yet.

Solskjaer shot down rumors linking him to the Bolton job, while also refuting suggestions he could take the Blackburn job. Solskjaer insisted that he will see out the remainder of Molde’s current season, but that timetable suggests he chould potentially leave the club after two seasons this winter.


  1. Ole Gunnar Solksjaer is smarter than that. He is loved at Man U and will wait to see what SAF does. That’s his dream job to be sure. They practically begged him to take the Molde job to get him experience. He didn’t want to leave the reserves but said if he was ever to have a chance to be the Number One ate Man U he had to do it. Of course I’m paraphrasing from multiple articles.

  2. I listened to TalkSport last night talk all about how the Fenway Sports Group did the same revamp to Fenway they have planned for Anfield. Only one problem: the decision to remodel Fenway instead of a new stadium was made BEFORE John Henry took control. The book “Field of Schemes” details how the previous plans for massive state-funded Red Sox Stadium fell through thanks to the efforts of a group of Fenway neighborhood locals who spearheaded the efforts to make Fenway on the national register of historic locations and also to join up with those who oppose the state and local governments giving hundreds of millions of tax dollars to a private companies sports team.

  3. Cole to mls jk……. how old is cole, he looks like a party boy and he would definitely love the MLS for liverpool, the stadium they were going to make for liverpool was awsome. I tink cosmos of mls, dc, revolution or even seattle should steal the design. I think cosmos stadium of mls is gonna be #1,especially involving that genius guy gary something who has designed crazy buildings.

  4. While sometimes a idiot, Cole is very good at LB and probably the best in England let alone Europe. I see Man United jumping all over him.


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