Arsenal’s Wenger wants extra points for goal difference, Wigan manager Bruce has had it with misfit Zaki, Sven gets sacked as Mexico coach, and more

While Newcastle’s savior new manager catches up on his fan mail, check out the best of the day’s stories from around the football blogosphere.

Soccerlens Podcast: The Premier League Hits the Homestretch

The fifth episode of the Soccerlens Podcast features host Stephen Darwin and guests Neil Jones and Carl Eldridge discuss the Premier League title race, the relegation battle, and more, including the return of Alan Shearer to Newcastle.

Suit Up at Stamford Bridge

Want a win the chance to play a real match at Stamford Bridge and get a few other unforgettable goodies? It’s all right here.

Should Teams Get Extra Points for Goals?

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, ever full of ideas as he is, thinks that English football should experiment with a system that rewards extra points for goal difference on top of wins.

Arsenal v. Manchester City Preview

Of course, for such a plan to really mean something, one has to score goals, and Wenger will be hoping his Arsenal side can put a few past Manchester City at the Emirates tomorrow.

Sven’s Run As Mexican National Team Coach Comes to an End

Sven-Goran Eriksson is among the ranks of the unemployed again after being relieved of his duties as Mexico boss after their 3-1 loss to Honduras on Wednesday. Does a return to the Premier League beckon?

The Frustration Runneth Over for Steve Bruce

After being the toast of the Premier League for the first few months of the season, the goals have dried up for Amr Zaki, and thanks to his complete disrespect of Wigan, so has Steve Bruce’s patience.

Ferguson and McGregor Receive Stiff Punishments for Misbehaving

Maybe Rangers and Scotland teammates Barry Ferguson and Alan McGregor thought they’d get off easy for behaving like schoolboys, but the punishments that club and country have doled out are probably not what either of them had in mind. Oops?

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