Previous
Juventus
Malmo FF
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Olympiakos
Atletico Madrid
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Liverpool
Ludogorets Razgrad
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Real Madrid
FC Basel
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
AS Monaco
Bayer Leverkusen
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Benfica
Zenit St Petersburg
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Borussia Dortmund
Arsenal
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Galatasaray
Anderlecht
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
AFC Bournemouth
Leeds United
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Birmingham City
Sheffield Wednesday
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Blackpool
Watford
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Brentford
Norwich City
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Cardiff City
Middlesbrough
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Charlton Athletic
Wolverhampton Wanderers
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Huddersfield Town
Wigan Athletic
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Ipswich Town
Brighton & Hove Albion
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Bolton Wanderers
Rotherham United
7:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Reading
Millwall
7:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Colchester United
Sheffield United
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Doncaster Rovers
Crawley Town
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Gillingham
Peterborough United
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Milton Keynes Dons
Bradford City
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Notts County
Leyton Orient
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Port Vale
Bristol City
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Preston North End
Chesterfield
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Rochdale
Walsall
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Scunthorpe United
Coventry City
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Swindon Town
Oldham Athletic
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Yeovil Town
Crewe Alexandra
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
AFC Wimbledon
Burton Albion
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Bury
Stevenage
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Cambridge United
Exeter City
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Cheltenham Town
Southend United
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Mansfield Town
Morecambe
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Northampton Town
Hartlepool United
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Oxford United
Accrington Stanley
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Plymouth Argyle
Wycombe Wanderers
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Portsmouth
Dagenham & Redbridge
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Shrewsbury Town
Carlisle United
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Tranmere Rovers
Newport County
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
York City
Luton Town
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Aldershot Town
Braintree Town
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Alfreton Town
AFC Telford United
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Bristol Rovers
Nuneaton Town
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Chester City
Southport
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Dartford
Dover
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Eastleigh
Forest Green Rovers
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Halifax
Grimsby Town
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Kidderminster Harriers
Altrincham
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Macclesfield Town
Gateshead
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Torquay United
Woking
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Welling
Lincoln City
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Barnet
Wrexham
7:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Rangers
Inverness Caledonian Thistle
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Waterhouse
DC United
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Cruz Azul
Chorrillo FC
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Portland Timbers
Olimpia
2:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Estudiantes La Plata
Gimnasia La Plata
10:00 PM GMT
Leg 2Aggregate: 0 - 0
Game Details
Independiente del Valle
Cerro Porteño
10:00 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Deportivo Capiatá
Caracas F.C.
12:15 AM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Peñarol
Deportivo Cali
12:30 AM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Guadalajara
Tijuana
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Mérida
Atlante
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Puebla
Morelia
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Celaya
Necaxa
2:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Coras Tepic
Zacatepec
2:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Dorados de Sinaloa
Mineros de Zacatecas
2:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Monterrey
Santos
2:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Toluca
UNAM
2:00 AM GMT
Game Details
América Mineiro
Bragantino
10:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Avaí
Sampaio Correa-MA
10:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Goianiense
América RN
10:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Náutico
Joinville
10:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Paraná Clube
Ceará
10:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Portuguesa de Desportos
Boa MG
10:30 PM GMT
Game Details
ABC
AA Ponte Preta
12:50 AM GMT
Game Details
Icasa
Vila Nova-GO
12:50 AM GMT
Game Details
Luverdense
Santa Cruz FC
12:50 AM GMT
Game Details
Oeste
CR Vasco da Gama
12:50 AM GMT
Game Details
Al Hilal
Al-Ain
5:30 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Bidvest Wits
Amazulu
Postp
Game Details
Kaizer Chiefs
Maritzburg Utd
Postp
Game Details
Next

Brazilian fans help tidy stadium

The Toe Poke about an hour ago
Read
Jan 31, 2007

Say hello, wave goodbye

Arriving in the Premiership halfway through the season can't be easy, and as anyone who's ever been to a foreign country knows, it can take time to adapt to a new culture.

However, a year on and some of last season's signings from the 2006 January transfer window still haven't made their mark in the English game - indeed some have already left for pastures new.

In finding a 'Top Ten' of January's worst from 2006 there are plenty who will still be hoping to impress, despite the start they've made, as well as a few who found the Premiership too tough to take.


10. Benjani Mwaruwari. A club record fee of £4.1million brought the Zimbabwean international striker to Portsmouth from Auxerre, only for his goalscoring touch to desert him. It took five months before he scored his first goal for the club, Benjani has not looked like replicating the feat much since, and is often used as the first line of defence for Portsmouth because of his high stamina and work ethic.

Unfortunately Harry thought he was buying a goalscorer, so it may not be long before the misfiring striker is replaced.

9. Georgios Samaras. The £6million Greece international striker came with a big reputation, having scored a hatful of goals for former club Heerenveen in the Dutch Eredivisie, but he is yet to replicate that kind of form for Man City.

He possesses a decent touch and work ethic, but Samaras' finishing has let him down all too often since his arrival and his goal tally of 11 goals in 43 appearances has led to reported interest in Spurs' Mido from boss Stuart Pearce. At 21-years-old he does have youth on his side though.

8. Danny Murphy. Once the golden boy of Liverpool and potential England star, the talented midfielder's career has been on the wane since his injury before the 2002 World Cup. A £2million acquisition from Charlton last January, Murphy has slipped behind Tom Huddlestone, Didier Zokora and Stead Malbranque in the Spurs midfield and doesn't look like putting up much of a fight.

With Edgar Davids now gone he may get more chances to shine, but is surely keen to be playing regular football.

7. Noe Pamarot. The French full-back hasn't quite made the impression his fellow ex-Spurs team-mates Pedro Mendes and Sean Davis have at Portsmouth. Despite being part of the impressive Pompey defence at the start of this season, Pamarot has struggled to cement his place in the side, behind the on-loan Glen Johnson, and now Lauren.

Although he scored in two successive games this season, he still looks out of his depth at this level.

6. Albert Riera. Another Manchester City flop, Riera was brought in on loan from Espanyol, but didn't impress enough in his six months with the club to warrant a permanent deal.

Playing only a handful of matches in Manchester, Riera's skill was never called into question, although his stamina and work ethic left something to be desired. Pearce opted for American winger DaMarcus Beasley over the temperamental Spaniard, who is now back with Espanyol.

5. Ade Akinbiyi. What is it about the journeyman striker that means he just can't make an impression in the Premiership? A cult hero for some of his clubs, Akinbiyi has commanded a lot of transfer money for little goalscoring return in his career, and his latest move to the top flight with Sheffield United was no different.

Neil Warnock paid a then club record of nearly £2million to bolster his strikeforce with a player who only ended up playing in 12 games. Shown the door as soon as this year's window opened, Akinbiyi is back at Burnley where he will hope to do better.

4. Ali Al Habsi. If the definition of a 'flop' is not playing any games, then the Oman international goalkeeper should be top of the list. Signed from Lyn Oslo last year, the tall stopper has been on the bench and in the reserves at Bolton since his arrival, but has never made his debut.

Seemingly happy to play second fiddle to Jussi Jääskeläinen, Al Habsi also had the misfortune to be named as one of the transfers that was under investigation in the 'bung' scandal.

3. Jan Kromkamp. A versatile defender, Kromkamp was viewed as one of the rising stars of Dutch football before his move to Liverpool. After spending a year in Spain with Villarreal, Rafa Benitez landed him while also offloading the ineffectual Josemi in a swap deal, but he did not convince the Spaniard of his worth and was sold in August 2006.

Kromkamp paid a personal price for his Anfield move, missing out on the Dutch World Cup campaign, despite being named in the squad, although he does have an FA Cup winners medal.

2. Emmanuel Olisadebe. Bringing a good goalscoring pedigree to Harry Redknapp's struggling Portsmouth side from Panathinaïkos, the Polish striker lasted only six months at the club and made only two starts, never scoring.

In terms of impact, he made none, and has since moved to Greek side Skoda Xanthi, where he has yet to make his debut. If a manager like Harry can't make it work, he must be in trouble.

1. Hossam Ghaly. The Egyptian international has failed to impress at Tottenham despite being given ample opportunity in his first year at the club. An unexpected signing for Martin Jol's side last January, the midfielder was carrying an injury when he joined from Feyenoord and his performances so far suggest that he is yet to get back to full fitness twelve months on.

Uneasy and often clumsy in possession, Ghaly also has a fiery temperament, as his elbow on Michael Gray at Blackburn showed.

So far he has looked out of his depth and he has a long way to go before he can oust Tom Huddlestone from central midfield. Jol may lose faith in him if he doesn't start performing soon.


Not all was bad news though in a transfer window that brought the likes of Dean Ashton, Theo Walcott and Nemanja Vidic to the Premiership. Vidic in particular has proven himself to be a solid defender in the Manchester United back-line and looks to be re-paying the £7.2million spent on him as United press for the title.

Another centre-back, Daniel Agger at Liverpool, is proving his worth, and at 22-years-old looks like a fantastic signing to replace the ageing Sami Hyypia. Togolese youngster Emmaneul Adebayor is also forming a good partnership with Thierry Henry at Arsenal, showing good strength and skill on the ball, as well as contributing six Premiership goals this season.

It just goes to show that January can be a bit 'hit and miss' when it comes to new signings, although with the 'Big Four' not getting too involved this year, it will be interesting to see which of the Premiership new boys has made an impression this time next year, and which have left without saying goodbye.


  • Any comments? Email Jon Carter