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Matthew Upson

Matthew James Upson (born 18 April 1979) is an English footballer who plays for Stoke City in the Premier League.

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Matthew Upson but he didn't half sound like Gareth Southgate at times.
Matthew Upson!!! my life seems somewhat shorter!! And I think the colour in my living room may dulled ffs
Matthew Upson does the best impression of Gareth Southgate, thought it was him up until now
Matthew upson saying Everton have had a go second half. How?
Upson is an *** Everton can use the Europa League to give the youth players a chance... THEY ALREADY GET A CHANCE IN THE LEAGUE MATTHEW!
Matthew Upson telling Rooney when he should have hit it 😂😂😂
For 84 minutes I thought it was Southgate co-commentating, not Matthew Upson !!
Matthew Upson has said "for sure" more times tonight than Wayne Rooney says "erm" in an interview.
We're 80 mins in and your commentators have just factored in the heat... Dull game ITV. Ps. Matt…
Can't get over how much Matthew Upson sounds like Gareth Southgate
Matthew Upson. I thought it was Southgate at first!
I hope Matthew Upson isn't planning a career in commentary cause he weren't half sending me asleep
Matthew Upson has the exact same voice as Gareth Southgate
Matthew Upson is putting me into a coma 😴😴
Could Matthew Upson sound more like Southgate, with his boring obvious no revelation stance?
Watching and finding it painful to listen to Matthew Upson explain what it takes to win in Europe...
Mad how much Matthew Upson sounds like Gareth Southgate
How much does Matthew Upson sound like Gareth Southgate?
Getting unnecessarily wound up at the colour commentary on this Everton game because Matthew Upson sounds uncannily like Gareth Southgate.
Matthew Upson??? What European experience does he have to be commentating
Well done Matthew Upson you've won the title of being a more boring commentator than Michael Owen, takes some beating that
Shut your trap Matthew Upson you useless bin dipper
Matthew upson does a great Gareth Southgate impersonation
How dare Matthew Upson commentate on the Toffos
Who does he think he is, Matthew Upson?
Matthew Upson has scored more World Cup goals than Wright, Pires, Anelka,…
When you consider Matthew Upson scored 1 goal in the last 3 World Cups 😅
Didn't score as many World Cup goals as Emile, Rooney and, er, Matthew Upson.
Thank you for everything Also, thank you to & Matthew Upson.
Rooney was not a legend for England, Matthew Upson scored as many World Cup goals as him (1). He just played a lot of…
Wayne Rooney has scored as many World Cup goals as Emile Heskey, Darren Anderton, Sol Campbell and Matthew Upson (1)
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'World class'? My fingering skills are 'world class' mate. Scoring the same amount of WC finals goals as Matthew Upson, is not 'world class'
You have ten WC goals. He has the same number as Matthew Upson. Great career but not top class
Just out of a lengthy meeting with Ed Woodward, who is trying to tie up a deal for Matthew Upson, just released from MK Dons.
Matthew upson has been bought out of his contract.
Cheers! Matthew Upson made similar point on 5Live this morning. Only way forward IMHO.
blimey, how erudite was Matthew Upson, nailed it in so many ways.
Did Hamann just said on Irish tv that Matthew Upson was the last to in 2010!
England haven't scored a goal from a corner in six years. . Matthew Upson in 2010. An indictment of Hodgon's lack of coaching.
Last time England scored from a corner in a tournament was Matthew upson in 2010.
Matthew Upson as well, defence would be rock solid
Matthew Upson also scored to become England's top goal scorer that tournament
all of our best players are young... But yeh he should have taken Matthew Upson because he's over 30...
England have had 64 corners at major tournaments without success since Matthew Upson's header against Germany in 2010 World Cup 🤔
Well done First to find Matthew UPSON in our Brighton
Fastest Code-breaker! .. was the first to unscramble MATTHEW UPSON in today's Conundrum. Cheers!
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Next stop Countdown! .. unscrambled our MATTHEW UPSON Conundrum. Nice one!
CONFIRMED | Wayne Thomas and Matthew Upson will be back for on Monday, May 16th
Likes of Matthew Upson, Emmerson Boyce, Michael McIndoe, Matt Spring and Gary Doherty have 2,500 apps between them.
Matthew Upson is another one of those PL team *** The worst is Nicolas Anelka.
Davor Suker. Matthew Upson. Nigel Winterburn. I'm sure I could think of more...
"If you think something is impossible, just remember Matthew Upson once scored against Germany in a World Cup" - Ancient Chinese proverb
50 goals for England but only 1 where it matters at the World Cup Finals. Equal with Matthew Upson
We're definitely going to sign Rob hall and Matthew Upson tomorrow
Looks like about to sign Matthew Upson
Reports: Ex-Leicester defender and Brighton target Matthew Upson holds talks with MK Dons
Brighton want to re-sign defender Matthew Upson, But face competition from MK Dons
MK Dons and Brighton are both interested in signing former Leicester City defender Matthew Upson.
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What immense signings Milo Pantovic & Matthew Upson would be for though!
so was Stewart downing, so was he good enough for a top 4 team, or David Bentley or Matthew upson?
Got a feeling the CB we are after is Matthew Upson
Just seen 'fast' Benteke be caught up with by Matthew Upson, I can't find any sort of optimism about this deal
Is your name Matthew? Because chin Upson, she's mine now.
Mark Schwarzer, Matthew Upson, Robert Huth, Esteban Cambiasso... Someone should really let Leicester know it's 2015, not 2008.
Matthew Upson, Robert Huth and Wes Morgan are playing together at the back in the premiership today. Kids don't give up on your dreams.
big up Ray Verheijen blaming Arsène Wenger for Alexis getting scythed down yesterday by Matthew Upson. ***
Continued team news: Danny Drinkwater, Matty James & Matthew Upson all will not be playing tomorrow for the Foxes due to injury. 2/2
In the last TWO World Cups Matthew Upson is still top goal scorer!
Chris Smalling is the Matthew Upson of Brazil 2014. He'll be at Barnsley in a few years.
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Rooney now equals Darren Anderton, Matthew Upson, Sol Campbell, Peter Beardsley and Emile Heskey goal scoring record at a World Cup
Lionel Messi now has more World Cup goals than Gary Breen and Matthew Upson.
"In 571 minutes at World Cup Finals Lionel Messi has scored just one goal, the same number as Matthew Upson and Gary Breen. In 754 minutes, Cristiano Ronaldo has only one more than the England and Ireland centre-halves. "To put that into goalscoring context, Denmark's comparatively prosaic forward Jon Dahl Tomasson has five. Pele ended with 12, and the Brazilian Ronaldo had 15."
Imagine Fabio Capello was still England manager, the likes of Emile Heskey, Robert Green, Peter Crouch & Matthew Upson would be in our squad
Matthew Upson has scored the same amount of goals in World Cups as Messi.
4 years ago we took Matthew Upson, Rob Green, Stephen Warnock & Me to the World Cup. If we were ever going to win it..…
Players who have scored more World Cup goals than Wayne Rooney - Sol Campbell, Emile Heskey & Matthew Upson
Jose Mourinho is on his way out of Stamford Bridge, if sensational claims from France are to be believed. Chelsea have allegedly lined up Diego Simeone as his replacement. Dnipro chief Andrey Stetsenko insists no offer has been received from either Liverpool or Manchester United for Yevhen Konoplyanka. Liverpool have been alerted to the availability of Barcelona striker Bojan Krkic after the 23-year-old revealed that he may be forced to head for the Nou Camp exit. Juventus are planning a double raid on the Premier League, with Manchester United flop Nani and out-of-contract Chelsea striker Samuel Eto'o both top targets. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is being backed by his board to smash the club's £42.5m transfer record again this summer. Leicester have agreed a deal to sign experienced defender Matthew Upson. RUMOURS: Chelsea are apparently looking at sacking Jose Mourinho [GETTY] Ba looked set to quit Chelsea this summer following a stop-start campaign. But after showdown talks, Ba will stay at Stam ...
Leicester City: Too good a chance to turn down, says new boy Matthew Upson:
DEAL DONE: Leicester City have completed the signing of Matthew Upson from Brighton. (Source:
I want a crack at Premier League , says new Leicester City signing Matthew Upson (Leicester Mercury)
I see Leicester City have started with the big "£180m" spend, Matthew Upson!
So King Richard III is staying in Leicester. Nigel Pearson is said to be delighted and has offered him a three year contract. "We think along side Matthew Upson they will form an experienced back 4 to stop the Premier Leagues big boys"
Leicester City's preparations for the club's Premier League return continued on Friday as Matthew Upson joined on a one-year deal. The 35-year-old defender has moved on a free transfer after his one-year contract at Brighton and Hove Albion expired and becomes the second arrival in the space of as many days following the signing of goalkeeper Ben Hamer. With over 400 appearances under his belt at club level, Upson adds plenty of experience to the Leicester ranks and was capped 21 times for England. The majority of Upson's career has been spent in the top flight with the likes of Birmingham City, West Ham and Arsenal and he is relishing the chance of being back in the Premier League after Leicester romped to the Championship title. "This is too good an opportunity to turn down," Upson told the club's official YouTube channel. Nigel Pearson's men had the second- best defensive record in the Championship this season behind only Burnley, who also sealed automatic promotion along with Leicester.
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Former England defender Matthew Upson has signed a one-year deal with Leicester City after he turned down a new contract with Brighton. -A
On there return to the Premier League, Leicester City Football Club make there 2nd signing in 2 days, Matthew Upson signs a 1 year contract after Ben Hamer joined yesterday.
Keep in mind this time 4 years ago we were about to take Emile Heskey, Matthew Upson and Robert Green to a World Cup. So cheer up.
Ridiculous to think that Matthew Upson and Emile Heskey started for England in the last World Cup.
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This petition thing for Tom Cleverly to be banned from the England squad is pathetic and childish. I agree he hasn't played at all well this season but neither has the rest of the man united team i don't see anyone signing a petition for the others to be banned from their national squad. Those fans that have signed it are the sort of fans that write England off and slag them off at each tournament. Gareth Southgate missed a penalty at euro 96, David Beckham was sent off at World Cup 98, David Seaman wasn't on his line for the Ronaldinho goal, Matthew Upson got the blame for one if Germany's goals on the break at the 2010 World Cup even though John Terry, Ashley Cole and Glen Johnson Were all meant to be back supporting him.
Blimey I know Matthew Upson has been around a bit but he done well for Brighton in the FA Cup against Hull City last night he played the entire game plus he was a sub as well !
Matthew Upson, Federicho Macheda, Jesse Lindegard, Chris Burke, Luciano Becchio or Max Gradel would all be good and much needed signings for Leeds, my trips home and away would much more enjoyable with a bigger squad!!! MOT
Matthew Upson was so close to making it three in three...
Matthew Upson made it 19 clean sheets from 41 league games. Best defender I have seen play for the Seagulls in a long, long time.
89' 0-0 yet another good delivery from David Lopez from the resulting corner, but centre back Matthew Upson heads over.
Matthew Upson with the best chance for the Albion. His header from David's corner cleared off the line.
Last chance to read blog on Upson's amazing stats before it needs updating... 40 games. 18 clean sheets.
Matthew Upson confident on promotion hopes
Matthew 'the tree is Upson', Holly lee, Darren Rudolph
Matthew Upson from Cranfield uni in HoC today who has done great work researching carbon capture
"Matthew Upson has scored in the last 2 England v Germany games"never scored in the last one
Had a dream about Matthew Upson last night
Huddersfield Town gear up to face Brighton rock Matthew Upson
Kompany, Terry, Ferdinand, Mertesacker to rotate among themselves to pair with Matthew Upson. Can't remove Upson bcs he's the fastest CB
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Wes Brown comfortably best CB in the country at this current moment. Obviously close call with Matthew Upson.
“Matthew Upson feels Middlesbrough's attacking options will provide a stern test when Albion travel to the Riverside.” oh
Two new blogs this week: one on Matt Upson's incredible stats and one on
Matthew Upson has played every single minute for Brighton in the Championship so far this season
Middlesbrough 0 - Brighton 1: Matthew Upson in the doghouse (via
0 1: Matthew Upson in the doghouse - Nice to get something other than "it's a really tough league"
Matthew Upson scored the only goal as Albion became the first team to win at Middlesbrough since the opening day of the season.
Matt Upson is my player of 2013. Here is why (article on his brilliant record/stats):
Wigan's 3-2 victory against Bolton yesterday was only the second home win across the entire division this weekend. Here are some other stats from the latest Game Week: 26 - goals scored 26 - individual goalscorers 11 - points for this week's highest scorer, Matthew Upson 9 - clean sheets 7 - away wins 1 - goalless draw How did you get on?
Just think of the damage Suarez caused you yesterday then know that it was Matthew Upson doing that to us on Saturday...
Nice bit ov lazy journalism in the sun today,apparently Matthew upson cut his head while scoring the winner,sure he did! Trimdonsmoggie
Another brilliant read from It is astonishing to remember he once rated Matthew Upson.
Middlesbrough 0 - Brighton 1: Matthew Upson in the doghouse: MATTHEW UPSON faced the wrath of his bride after ...
Middlesbrough 0 - Brighton 1: Matthew Upson in the doghouse
Matthew Upson in CB, goal and clean sheet, same with Martial, Jaaskelainen in goal too
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Big congratulations to yesterday's goal scorer Matthew Upson who is getting married today
- Sky Bet Championship: Matthew Upson header sees Brighton climb with win at...
Middlesbrough 0-1 Albion: A late Matthew Upson header handed Albion their fifth win in seven games as th...
Playing against England Under 21's at Bisham Abbey (number 11) Matthew Upson taught me a lesson that day!
Brighton manager Oscar Garcia got the better of his compatriot as Matthew Upson headed home a late header to see off Middlesbrough 1-0.
Matchwinner Upson's big weekend: Matthew Upson launched a huge weekend in his life with his winner at Mi...
My hate for Matthew Upson at this moment in time is unreal
Merry Christmas Matthew Upson! I think we would be in the play offs if not for goals in the last 5 mins.
Matthew Upson celebrates scoring the winner against Middlesbrough.
Matthew upson score ageist Germany in World Cup 2010 now he plays for Brighton wow
Oscar Garcia congratulates Matthew Upson at the final whistle against Middlesbrough today.
I criticised Brighton's former England defender Matthew Upson last season because I thought he was past it. Wrong! He gets a boot on the bonce today, plays the rest of the game bandaged, defends brilliantly and scores the winner... with his head. Now the Seagulls are within striking distance of the play-offs.
It's not every day that Matthew Upson wins you £100.
Happy with that a point for the Redz after being 0-2 down in 10 minutes. Brilliant fightback in 2nd half! And another 3 points on the road for the mighty Seagulls - thank you Matthew Upson!!
0-1 Brighton - GOAL. Oh dear. Matthew Upson scores with a header. It all comes about from corner. You guessed it.
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Middlesbrough 0 - 1 Brighton: Matthew Upson scores for Brighton in the 86' minute
Middlesbrough 0 - 1 Brighton: Goal - Matthew Upson puts it in for Brighton in the 86' minute
Get in! Boro 0 Albion 1 with 5 minutes left, Matthew Upson!!!
Brighton have taken the lead here with five minutes remaining, Matthew Upson heading in from a disputed corner. Boro 0 Brighton 1
East Anglia’s biggest & best Carp & Angling event will return in 2014 with even more bait, tackle, big names and deals on all of the latest fishing gear – but most importantly it will return to its original January date!   BACK TO JANUARY DATE!    Set inside the enormous 50,000 sq. ft. Main Exhibition Hall of the Norfolk Showground, East Anglia’s largest fishing event will cater for anglers of all ages, abilities and disciplines including carp, general, coarse, game, sea and fly fishing. Discover an array of attractions including product launches by your favourite fishing companies, book signings and the opportunity to meet some of the biggest names in angling.   MEET BIG NAMES!   Guests to previous British Carp & Angling Shows have had the pleasure of meeting great names such as Matt Hayes, Bob Nudd, *** Brown, John Wilson and John Bailey with 2014 promising even more big names, experts and fishing consultants. Just a taster of some companies who have already confirmed their attendance inclu ...
What do Lionel Messi, Fabio Capello, Matthew Upson, Ruud Van Nistelrooy and Yaya Toure have in common? They have each scored just one goal at the World Cup Finals.
Hopefully Rooney can match Sol Campbell & Matthew Upson next summer by actually scoring in a World Cup Finals.don't think he'll be going in 2018!!
A victorious Queens Park Rangers have gone level at the top of the Championship after joint leaders Leicester City dropped points in a 2-1 defeat to managerless Sheffield Wednesday. Goals from Charlie Austin - his fifth goal in five games for Harry Redknapp’s side - Junior Hoilett and Matt Phillips sealed a comfortable win over the Cherries at Loftus Road, as the Londoners bounced back superbly from their disappointing defeat to Doncaster at the weekend. Meanwhile, Leicester surrendered their three-point lead at the league summit following a below par performance at Hillsborough, as Wednesday claimed their second win of the season thanks to on-loan Sunderland striker Connor Wickham’s brace. The England Under-21s star netted twice to earn the Owls all three points after falling behind to Anthony Knockaert’s early strike after just three minutes. With the Foxes defeated, Burnley had the opportunity to go top by a point with a win over Watford, but could only manage a goalless stalemate, leaving the Cl ...
CHAMPIONSHIP UPDATE Barnsley's lead at the Amex has been halved with Brighton's Matthew Upson heading the ball home to make it 2-1 to the Yorkshire club. Forest have equalised at the New Den against Millwall, Nathaniel Chalobah bundling it in to make it 2-2.
Brighton 1 - 2 Barnsley: Matthew Upson scores for Brighton in the 63' minute
Nathan Jones confirmed that they will monitor the fitness of Kazenga LuaLua (knee), Leo Ulloa (foot) and Will Buckley (hamstring) ahead of the Barnsley game. The trio have been sidelined through their respective injuries but all are now in full training. Jones told seagulls.co.uk, “We have to see how they train and we will gauge how they are then. We don’t want too many players on our bench that cannot come on and really impact the game. “It is nice putting names on the bench but it is better having players that can come on and make an impact, so we will pick our squad accordingly.” Craig Mackail-Smith (Achilles) is still hopeful of a return before the New Year, while Will Hoskins (knee) remains a long-term absentee. Rohan Ince and Matthew Upson will be available for the visit of the Tykes despite picking up knocks during the 1-1 draw with Bournemouth. Barnsley team new to follow…. Buy the Christmas Trio before 3rd December. A three-match package covers the December home games against Barnsley, ...
In world football, referees have one of the toughest jobs, as every one of their decisions could have a major role in the outcome of the game, and possibly the season as well. Every referee has to make difficult decisions and will get criticized at some point of time by players, managers and the fans. The good referees are those who can live with criticism and can make the correct decision most of the times. An official's instincts are crucial to their decision making and there is every possibility of him making a serious blunder in a game. For example, the Chelsea vs. Barcelona game in the Champions League a couple of seasons ago drew the ire of Chelsea players, in particular Michael Ballack, who went so far as to run alongside the official for at least 10 yards, screaming and flailing his arms in anger. It was a difficult game for the referee and he came under immense scrutiny. Similarly, in the game between Arsenal and Barcelona, Robin van Persie's very harsh sending-off proved to be the difference as ...
Matthew Upson now has a pass completion rate of 89.1% - the best of any Albion player who has played more than a game. Cultured.
Buzzing to have seen matthew upson at the brighton stadium
33 minutes. England fans are not impressed when Eduardo goes down in a challenge with Matthew Upson looking for a penal…
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It was only three years ago that Rob Green, Stephen Warnock, Matthew Upson, Shaun Wright-Philiips and Emile Heskey went t…
Forest will be signing a former player could it be : -Wes Morgan -Nicky Shorey (Free) -Matthew Upson (free) Any more ?
UK Paper Talk : This all the news you ll need for today The Sun:- - Manchester United hope an £85m move from Real Madrid for Tottenham frontman Gareth Bale will pave the way for them to re-sign Cristiano Ronaldo from the Spanish club. - Barcelona are preparing an audacious £17m bid for Chelsea striker Fernando Torres -£33m less than the Blues paid - Manchester City and England midfielder Gareth Barry, 32, is a shock £3.5m transfer target for Tottenham. -Hull City will make an improved bid for Celtic striker Gary Hooper, 25, after having an offer of £4m rejected by the Scottish champions. - Out-of-favour Swansea striker Leroy Lita is being tracked by Sheffield Wednesday and Wolves. - Leicester, Leeds and Brighton are all interested in defender Matthew Upson, 34, after he was released by Stoke City. The Mirror: Everton's Belgium international Marouane Fellaini wants a move to London -but Arsenal are unwilling to meet a £23m release clause - Meanwhile, the Gunners have accepted five bids of around £3m ...
The Premier League has made available the 2013 Premier League Free Transfer List, with a number of high profile players not offered new contracts with their clubs. Last season’s runners up Manchester City have released Wayne Bridge, Roque Santa Cruz and Kolo Toure amongst others, with the latter set to join Liverpool next month. Arsenal have let the most players go, with Andrey Arshavin, Denilson and Sebastien Squillaci the biggest names to have left the club. Yossi Benayoun, Florent Malouda and Paolo Ferreira head the list of Chelsea casualties, while goalkeepers Hilario and Ross Turnbull have also been told to find new clubs. Two time Premier League winner William Gallas has been released by Tottenham Hotspur, along with David Bentley, who has fallen way down the pecking order at White Hart lane in recent seasons. Fulham goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer, Matthew Upson of Stoke City and Sunderland’s Titus Bramble are some of the other notable names on the list.
Forget a 5-a-side free transfer team this Summer of Mark Schwarzer, Matthew Upson, David Bentley, Andrey Arshavin, and Florent Malouda. . . the most notable players being released by Premier League clubs this Summer are Hilario, Titus Bramble, Sanchez Watt, Rory Delap and Carlton Cole!
The retiring Michael Owen, as well as Rory Delap, Jermaine Pennant, Matthew Upson and Dean Whitehead, have all been released by Stoke.
Stoke release seven players as Hughes marks stamp on squad The 49-year-old manager has enacted a clearout at the Britannia Stadium, releasing 13 playing and coaching staff as he looks to mould his own team after taking over from Tony Pulis Mark Hughes has started his reign as Stoke manager by releasing seven players from the Potters' squad. all left the club.Jermaine Pennant, Dean Whitehead, Rory Delap, Mamady Sidibe, Carlo Nash, Matthew Upson and Matthew Lund have A statement on the club's official website read: "The club would like to thank all the players for their contribution during their time with us and wish them all the very best for the future." Former Sunderland midfielder Whitehead has been released despite making 30 appearances for the club last season, as Hughes begins overhauling the squad he has inherited from former boss Tony Pulis. The rest of the players who have been released, however, only played a bit-part role last season and spent much of the campaign on loan with lower league sides ...
It has today been reported that Leicester City are considering a move for free agent Matthew Upson, but would face competition for his services from Leeds United and Brighton and Hove Albion.
New Stoke boss Mark Hughes has released the following: Jermaine Pennant, Dean Whitehead, Matthew Upson, Rory Delap, Mamady Sidibe, Carlo Nash and Matthew Lund How many of those would you be happy to see sign for your club? (RW)
Morning's News! José Mourinho looks set to make Leverkusen striker André Schürrle his first signing for Chelsea. (Source: Cologne Express) Kaka could be on his way back to AC Milan, after it emerged he's a favourite of club president Silvio Berlusconi. (Source: TuttoSport) Simon Mignolet's agent has claimed his client is ready to leave Sunderland. (Source: SkySports) Carlo Ancelotti will leave Paris Saint-Germain today for Real Madrid. They've agreed a €4m compensation package. (Source: AS) Amid numerous reports linking Robert Lewandowski to Bayern Munich, the striker has admitted he's seeking a new challenge. (Source: Bild) Stoke have released Jermaine Pennant, Dean Whitehead, Carlo Nash, Matthew Upson, Rory Delap, Matthew Lund & Mamady Sidibe. (Source: BBC) Bayern Munich have extended the contracts of Franck Ribéry until 2017 and Daniel van Buyten until 2014. (Source: SkySports) The future of Michael Laudrup as Swansea manager is in doubt as relations with the chairman have soured. (Source: South ...
Stoke City have confirmed that Matthew Upson, Rory Delap and Jermaine Pennant have been released. Did we ever have a worse captain than upson... You must learn from Stoke that buying players with names that are known doesnt make them any good. Upson left because he felt that we were hindering his england chances when we went down. I think His delusion was shared by Avram
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19:45 Brighton v Blackburn TIP:1 STAKE:7/10 ODDS: 2.10 Narrow win to give Brighton a play-off boost Saturday’s 1-0 home win over promotion hopefuls Hull was just what Brighton needed to revive their play-off hopes. But having ended a three-match run without a victory through Spanish playmaker Vicente’s first goal of the season, Gus Poyet’s team must now keep the momentum going. Brighton have managed only six wins in their last 23 league games, 11 of which have ended in draws – and that is the reason they have slipped behind in the race to reach the top six. Poyet remains without forward Ashley Barnes, who serves the second game of a three-match ban imposed for his sending off during the 3-1 defeat at Sheffield Wednesday on February 2. With Barnes out, Craig Mackail-Smith is set to retain his place up front alongside new signing Leonardo Ulloa, brought in from Spanish club Almeria last month. Captain Gordon Greer is out with a hamstring problem and so Matthew Upson, on loan from Stoke for the rest ...
Tony Pulis has submitted his revised 25-man playing squad for the remainder of the Barclays Premier League campaign . . . and it includes United States international Brek Shea, after he completed a 2.5m move to the Britannia Stadium on Thursday. The City boss swooped for the highly rated 22-year-old winger on what again proved to be a hectic transfer deadline day, which also saw England international goalkeeper Jack Butland pen a long term deal with the Club from Birmingham City. However, the 19-year-old Bristol born stopper isnt included in the latest squad, after agreeing to remain at St Andrews until the end of the campaign, to gain further football league experience. Texas born Shea is one of two new inclusions in the squad, the other being Malian striker Mamady Sidibe, who was previously left out due to injury. The pair fill two of the three voids left by the departed Rory Delap (Barnsley, loan), Matthew Upson (Brighton & Hove Albion, loan) and Maurice Edu (Bursaspor, loan). The likes of Belgian star ...
- Matthew Upson set to join Brighton on loan
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Stoke boss Tony Pulis last night pulled off the signings of goalkeeper Jack Butland and Brek Shea for a combined fee of £5.5m. And there was a late bid to capture Birmingham defender Curtis Davies as defensive cover after Matthew Upson who joined Brighton on loan until the end of the season. On a typically dramatic day of business ahead of last night's 11pm deadline, Stoke also considered moves for Bolton left-back Marcos Alonso and Blackburn defender Scott Dann. Rory Delap departed Stoke for Barnsley, but efforts to send Wilson Palacios to Aston Villa came to nothing (Jon)
Stoke's former England defender Matthew Upson has joined Brighton on loan. Upson, 33, has only made one…
Brighton have confirmed the signing of former england international Matthew Upson from Stoke onloan untill the end of the season -Chris
It was date day today...chloe for breakfast at Tallwood.levi ,micah jonah and ethan for icecream and shakes for lunch then back to Tallwood with my sweet elijah for dinner..(thanks to Matthew Upson and Clayton Till for the amazing food)..the benefits of a large family :)
Players and agents often over value themselves.Hope MD doesn't go the way of Matthew Upson - now on appx £15k a week at Stoke
If I was Matthew Upson I would name my son Chin . Yes yes I know , I am funny.
Dear Ian Holloway,iv been a good boy this year and iv done all my homework! so for the transfer window please may we buy.DJ Campbell,Jamie Mackie,Matthew Upson,Kieron Trippier,Curtis Davies and Ross Barkley...
Dimitar Berbatov will be back to Old Trafford...for tonight's match! What's your best memory of him as a Red Devil?
Matthew Upson was a superb sale at the time. £1m for one sub appearance? Thanks very much, Mr Wenger.
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According to celeb look a like I look like Matthew Upson
If matthew upson has a baby and its a boy he really needs to call it chin
On this day in 2003: English defender Matthew Upson was sold by Arsenal to Birmingham City for £3 million.
The likes of Michael Owen, Thomas Sorensen, Matthew Upson and Wilson Palacios could feature for Stoke at Selhurst Park.
TEAM NEWS Manchester City make two changes from the side that clinched a dramatic win over Norwich on Saturday, with Joleon Lescott replacing Matija Nastasic in defence and James Milner comes into their midfield for the suspended Samir Nasri, who begins a three-match ban for his red card against the Canaries. "Stoke defenders Ryan Shawcross and Geoff Cameron return from suspension and midfielder Charlie Adam makes his first start since the death of his father a fortnight ago. Cameron Jerome is rewarded for his stunning late equaliser against Southampton with a recall, with Matthew Upson, Ryan Shotton, Michael Kightly and Matthew Etherington the players making way.
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Fortress britannia match report Stoke 3 -3 Southampton We have conceded only four goals at home in the Barclays Premier League all season and boasted the best defensive record in the division, but shipped three in the first Captain Ryan Shawcross and full-back Geoff Cameron were both serving one-match suspensions for picking up five yellow cards, with Matthew Upson and Ryan Shotton started the game and all though they played well the unity of the back 5 was not there. Poor defending allowed Rickie Lambert to open the scoring after 10 mins. It was the first chance of the game and none of the make shift defenders cut out Do Prado's cross and Lambert had the simple task of poking in at the back post. We should have equalised within two minutes when Nzonzi's shot was deflected to Jones in space at the back post, but shot wide. However, kenwyne sent his wife in the stands mental, causing her almost to fall of her seat as the striker made amends in the 16th minute in some style with a lovely backheel that if sc ...
Tony Pulis will be relishing another fixture in front of a raucous Britannia crowd as his in-form Stoke outfit look to extend their unbeaten Premier League run to 10 matches against relegation-threatened Southampton and potentially above Arsenal into seventh place. The Potters impressed in their 3-1 dismantling of Liverpool on Boxing Day, the first time they have scored more than twice in a Premier League match all season and the attacking threat from strike duo Jonathan Walters and Kenwyne Jones should see them keep their places ahead of Peter Crouch. Elsewhere, Pulis has selection issues defensively with captain Ryan Shawcross and right-back Geoff Cameron suspended after picking up their fifth bookings of the season against Liverpool, with Matthew Upson and Ryan Shotton, himself returning from suspension, poised to deputise. Visitors Southampton will be looking to build on their promising point picked up at Craven Cottage against Fulham but will be aware that taking only their second away league victory ...
Stoke City manager Tony Pulis: "We just want to build a football club and build it properly over a period of time." Team news: Pulis is pondering his options for the right-back slot with Ryan Shotton serving a one-match ban. The full-back was dismissed in the 90th minute of last Saturday's goalless draw at Aston Villa, collecting two yellow cards, and now Pulis must decide between Andy Wilkinson, Dean Whitehead or Matthew Upson as his replacement. Pulis welcomes back Charlie Adam, with the midfielder completing his own one-game suspension, but there is still no room for Michael Owen as the striker remains short of fitness following recent groin and hamstring niggles. Stoke (from): Begovic, Sorensen, Huth, Shawcross, Cameron, Adam, Upson, Wilkinson, Whelan, Etherington, Palacios, Jones, Jerome, Crouch, Walters, Kightly, Edu, Nzonzi, Ness, Whitehead. Everton Team news to follow Referee: M Halsey; Assistants: D Bryan, M McDonough; Fourth official: G Ward.
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Ipswich could sign Matthew Upson on loan from Stoke after their bid to borrow Alan Tate from Swansea was blocked
Rafa Benitez has accused former Liverpool owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett of destroying the club's best recent chance to win the Premier League title. Benitez guided the Reds to second place in 2009 and said he believed the addition of three key players over the summer could have brought the title to Anfield in 2010. In his new book, Champions League Dreams, he accused Hicks and Gillett of wrecking the chance for Liverpool to claim a first title since 1990 by tightening the budget and forcing him to be "a bank manager". Benitez had planned to sign either Sylvain Distin or Matthew Upson to provide centre-back cover, as well as Fiorentina forward Steven Jovetic, but was unable to land any of them and lost his job in June 2010 after the club had slipped to seventh in the Premier League. "For five years I had been a football manager at Liverpool. By the start of my sixth, it was clear I had become something else entirely. I was suddenly supposed to be a bank manager," he wrote. "Decisions were being made ...
More great shouts from yourselves: Pascal Cygan, Steven Savic & Matthew Upson all have a Premier League winners me ...
and most recently,glen johnson and mark noble. and we forgot 1 youth,Matthew Upson-next Tony Adams!
Peter Crouch, Steven Gerrard, Jermain Defoe, Andy Carroll, Danny Welbeck, Theo Walcott, Joe Cole, David Beckham, Matthew Upson. All players who have scored goals at major tournaments for England since tonights 'saviour' Wayne Rooney last managed one, in 2 days it will be EIGHT YEARS since his last!
England’s last two goals at major tournaments have been headers scored by a central defender wearing the number 15 shirt – Matthew Upson (vs Germany in 2010) and Joleon Lescott (vs France).
Stoke braced for Upson bid: Southampton have yet to make a move for Stoke defender Matthew Upson, according to r...
That squad had David James, Stephen Warnock, Matthew Upson, Heskey, Carragher and the rest of the Golden generation has beens
Upson upbeat on his return to Portman Road: ENGLAND World Cup goalscorer Matthew Upson returns to his native Suf...
I can't believe Shaun Wright-Phillips, Matthew Upson, Emile Heskey and Stephen Warnock were in the England WC2010 squad
So here's the England Squad that massively let us down in South Africa, how many of them are gonna be picked in today's squad announcement for the Euros, my prediction is at least 12, and bearing in mind Heskey, King, James and Carragher are over the hill that leaves 7 other places for new squad members, which will be Gary Cahill, Kyle Walker and the now 'matured' but still crap Theo Walcott along with Welbeck, Sturridge and 2 Goalkeepers to clean Joe Harts boots, Next it will "so Roy, how do you plan to play Lampard and Gerrard in the same midfield?". Are we really expecting to get out of the group stages? David James 2. Glen Johnson 3. Ashley Cole 4. Steven Gerrard 5. Rio Ferdinand 6. John Terry 7. Aaron Lennon 8. Frank Lampard 9. Peter Crouch 10. Wayne Rooney 11. Joe Cole 12. Robert Green 13. Stephen Warnock 14. Gareth Barry 15. Matthew Upson 16. James Milner 17. Shaun Wright-Phillips 18. Jamie Carragher 19. Jermain Defoe 20. Ledley King 21. Emile Heskey 22. Michael Carrick 23. Joe Hart
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