Lunchtime Roundup Friday 16th November


Afternoon all,

There has been a lot of speculation surrounding David Beckham over the past couple of days whether he would be moving to Australia, but that speculation has now been silenced as Beckham's management team has confirmed that he will not be moving to Australia

Christian Benteke of Aston Villa has revealed that he would one day like to play for Villa's Premier League rivals Arsenal. The 21 year old moved to Villa this summer for a total of £7 million from Belgian side Genk

Roberto Martinez feels that he made the right decision to reject an offer from Liverpool in the summer to stay with Wigan. The Latics are set to face Liverpool this Saturday

Jack Wilshere has asked for the Arsenal supporters to be pateient whilst he returns to full fitness. The Arsenal midfielder had been out for 14 months before playing in Arsenal's 1-0 win over QPR

Middlesbroudh manager Tony Mowbray has been named Npower Championship manager of the month. He guided Boro to five wins and a draw in October to see them sit very happily in 2nd place in the league

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has admitted that the signing of Fernando Torres has not quite worked as he planned it

Staying with Chelsea, The Blues are now stepping up in their chase to capture the signing of Athletico Madrid's star striker Radamel Falcao

Aston Villa goalkeeper Shay Given has said that he would love to play for his boyhood club Celtic before he retires

Hartlepool United have revealed that former England manager Sven Goran Eriksson applied for the vacant managers role at Victoria Park, but Livingston manager John Hughes was appointed instead

Southampton manager Nigel Adkins feels very confident coming into Saturday's must win game against QPR that both he and Mark Hughes will avoid the sack if one of the teams doesn't win. QPR have not been able to muster up a win in the Premier League this season, where as Southampton have only got one themselves

Wolves goalkeeper Wayns Hennessey has been ruled out for the rest of the season as he has undergone a second operation to help repair cruciate ligament damage in his knee