Featured Matches
Previous
Brazil
Netherlands
0
3
ESPN, ESPN3 FT
Match 63
Game Details
Germany
Argentina
ABC, ESPN3 7:00 PM GMT
Match 64
Game Details
Germany
Argentina
ABC, ESPN3 7:00 PM GMT
Match 64
Game Details
Helsingborg
Gefle IF
1
1
FT
Game Details
Elfsborg
Brommapojkarna
2
2
FT
Game Details
Halmstad
IFK
2
2
FT
Game Details
BK Hacken
Orebro SK
3
1
LIVE 73'
Game Details
Haugesund
Stabaek
2
0
FT
Game Details
Valerenga
Rosenborg
2
2
FT
Game Details
UCD
Sligo
1
0
FT
Game Details
Shamrock
Dundalk
3:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Derry City
Bray
4:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Seattle Sounders FC
Portland Timbers
ESPN2 2:00 AM GMT
Game Details
FC Edmonton
Ottawa Fury FC
10:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Cienciano del Cusco
Juan Aurich
4:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Emelec
Independiente del Valle
10:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Portland Thorns FC
FC Kansas City
9:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Next
Aug, 1, 2009

Sunderland's Bruce hits back at Blanc comments

Steve Bruce has hit back at Laurent Blanc's damning indictment of Sunderland, claming that Bordeaux's Ligue 1 title success last season has gone to their coach's head.

Blanc recently said the Black Cats were not a big club, after they expressed an interest in Marouane Chamakh and claimed: "If he has to go, it will be to a big club. That's why I'm standing in the way of a departure to Sunderland."

But Bruce has not stood for the comments and has made it clear that former United defender is out of line.

"I know he (Blanc) won the league there last year, and fair play to him, but he knows what it's like in the North East if he has any memory at all,'' he said.

"Maybe he hasn't got any memory now that he's won a league and thinks he's the top coach in Europe all of a sudden.

"Some of the comments coming out of Bordeaux are the most disrespectful I can imagine.

"I think it's insulting to us to say things like that. I wouldn't dream of saying that about any club. I don't know what big club they think they are, but I think we dwarf them in terms of attendances.

"We tried a week ago to try to do a deal properly and see if we could have a meeting with their president, but we're not getting anywhere."

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.