Liverpool owner John Henry insists the club's Carling Cup triumph is merely the first step in the rejuvenation process at Anfield but said he was satisfied with the direction of the club under manager Kenny Dalglish.
Martin Keown has lauded the performance of Arsenal midfielder Tomas Rosicky and implored Arsene Wenger's side to maintain the same drive and energy in their upcoming matches if they hope to qualify for the Champions League.
Former Premier League referee Graham Poll believes Gareth Bale should be retrospectively punished for diving after the Tottenham midfielder won a highly-controversial penalty in Sunday's 5-2 defeat to Arsenal.
Liverpool legend Alan Hansen believes winning the Carling Cup can provide Liverpool with the momentum they need to achieve qualification for the Champions League and challenge for the Premier League title.
France legend Frank Leboeuf has warned Roman Abramovich it would be irrational to sack Andre Villas-Boas at this stage in the season and cautioned against turning to Jose Mourinho to rescue the Blues' faltering campaign.
The Premier League is in crisis, exclamation mark, raised eyebrow. Should Arsenal and Chelsea fail to overturn first-leg deficits against AC Milan and Napoli respectively; English football will not have a representative in the quarter-finals for the first time since 1996.
Rick Santorum has refused to apologise for remarks he made four years ago in which he said "Satan has set his sights on the United States" but his comments drew renewed criticism from Republican heavyweights on Wednesday.
Their faces convey an optimism that is all too frequently missing from the heavy-glossed campaign photos that gaze out from all too familiar stump speeches. Did you see the picture of Mitt Romney's mussed hair? What about Ron Paul's renowned baseball swing? Or the picture of hipster Newt Gingrich?
Manny Pacquiao remains keen on a fight with Floyd Mayweather but announced on Tuesday that his next showdown will be to defend his WBO welterweight title against Timothy Bradley at the MGM Grand on 9 June.
Samir Nasri has implored Arsenal to learn how to "win ugly" if they are to end their trophy drought, after insisting Manchester City's current position atop the Premier League is due to their ability to grind out results.