Goal.com have reported that Spurs striker Robbie Keane could be on his way to Villa Park after becoming unhappy at not getting a regular starting place at White Hart Lane, having scored just 1 goal in 8 games. Villa boss Gerard Houllier is allegedly keen to bring the Irishman in to bolster his striking options.
Jewish flags banned for Inter trip.
Haaretz.com has reported that officials at Inter Milan will ban the flying of the Jewish Star of David at this Thursdays’ Champions League clash at the San Siro in Milan. Spurs, who have a large Jewish following, have been told to request the wishes of the clubs management who claim that the clubs ‘policy of not allowing flags with political or religious messages is already known and accepted by most fans.’
Redknapp bemoans foreign ownership.
Harry Redknapp has spoken publicly of his dislike of the effects of the global appeal of the Premier League. Acknowledging that nothing can be done to stop the market forces from bringing in foreign
investors – in turn seeing English teams dragged across the globe to enhance their market value – Redknapp called for owners to relate more to the sentiments of the fans instead of the business.
Sportinglife.com reports him as saying of the new Liverpool owners ‘They’re not buying Liverpool because they love Liverpool and as little kids watched Liverpool playing and had Liverpool pillow cases. ‘Who’s this Liverpool?’ they say. Let’s go and buy Liverpool and make a few quid.’