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Martin O’Neill is planning for next season after Nottingham Forest’s latest loss

Posted Sunday, April 14, 2019 by PA72 hits

Martin O’Neill believes he knows what is required to turn Nottingham Forest into a Championship force next season after his side’s play-off hopes were all but ended by Blackburn.The 2-1 defeat was Forest’s third straight defeat and left them eight points off the top six with four games to play.Goals from Joe Rothwell and Danny Graham set Rovers on their way to a first away...Full Story »

Michael Flynn hails Newport after comfortable Cambridge win

Posted Sunday, April 14, 2019 by PA64 hits

Michael Flynn was full of praise for his Newport side after their 3-0 win at Cambridge kept their Sky Bet League Two play-off hopes alive.Newport’s win sees them remain five points outside the top seven with a game in hand on the teams above them going into the final weeks of the campaign.Padraig Amond headed them in front inside four minutes to set them on their way to victory, with Jamil...Full Story »

Nottingham Forest vs Blackburn - Martin O’Neill may ring the changes as Forest host Blackburn

Posted Thursday, April 11, 2019 by PA103 hits

Nottingham Forest boss Martin O’Neill could again make changes to his team as they take on Blackburn at the City Ground. With the Reds’ play-off challenge having faded, O’Neill said he would experiment with his starting line-ups for the remaining games this season and he made five changes at Sheffield Wednesday in midweek. Luke Steele and Arvin Appiah were given their first...Full Story »

Michael Jolley: Grimsby weren’t good enough

Posted Sunday, April 07, 2019 by PA71 hits

Michael Jolley admits Grimsby did not do enough to salvage anything from their 2-0 defeat against Stevenage.Kurtis Guthrie scored twice at Blundell Park as the visitors earned their first victory in four Sky Bet League Two games, while the Mariners are without a win in eight.Jolley said: “I don’t think we did enough in the second half to warrant a result from the game.“I though...Full Story »

Michael Jolley may drop Wes Thomas for Stevenage clash

Posted Thursday, April 04, 2019 by PA99 hits

Grimsby boss Michael Jolley has insisted Wes Thomas is available to face Stevenage following reports of a bust-up between the two, but he could still drop his top-scorer.Jolley revealed Thomas is yet to commit to signing a new Grimsby contract, so he may turn to the likes of Ahkeem Rose, Charles Vernam and Harry Cardwell in the final weeks of the season.Rose will not get his chance this weekend ...Full Story »

O’Neill hails Forest character in win over Swansea

Posted Sunday, March 31, 2019 by PA74 hits

Manager Martin O’Neill admitted Nottingham Forest were often second best in their 2-1 win over Swansea at the City Ground – but insists he “never gave up hope”.The Reds breathed fresh life into their Championship play-off hopes as they twice scored from corners to come back from behind against Graham Potter’s side.A previously cagey, uninspiring battle sparked into ...Full Story »

Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill hails match-winner Josh Magennis

Posted Monday, March 25, 2019 by PA86 hits

Michael O’Neill hailed Josh Magennis after the Bolton forward’s late goal lifted Northern Ireland to a 2-1 win over Belarus and top spot in Group C of the Euro 2020 qualifiers.Northern Ireland were in danger of dropping two points in a game O’Neill had identified as must-win until Magennis struck three minutes from time, capping a flowing move he helped spark himself.It was swe...Full Story »

Northern Ireland vs Belarus - O’Neill hails coming of age win

Posted Sunday, March 24, 2019 by PA220 hits

Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill believes their Euro 2020 qualifier win over Estonia was a coming-of-age moment for his side’s younger players before they look to repeat the trick against Belarus on Sunday.Thursday night’s 2-0 win was Northern Ireland’s first competitive victory since they beat the Czech Republic in September 2017, before the likes of Jordan Jones...Full Story »

Michael O’Neill knows Northern Ireland need to make the most of promising start

Posted Friday, March 22, 2019 by PA80 hits

Michael O’Neill was not getting carried away after his Northern Ireland side beat Estonia 2-0 at Windsor Park to end their long wait for a competitive victory.Second-half goals from Niall McGinn and Steven Davis, the latter from the penalty spot, gave Northern Ireland the start they needed in a tough Euro 2020 qualifying group which has paired them with Holland and Germany.They will now ho...Full Story »

Michael Doughty could return for Swindon

Posted Thursday, March 21, 2019 by PA68 hits

Swindon striker Michael Doughty could return to contention for the home game against Morecambe.Doughty has missed the last five games due to a hamstring strain and, although still doubtful for this week, he is hoping to be back in the squad.Goalkeeper Lawrence Vigouroux is on international duty with Chile, so Luke McCormick is likely to return to the starting line-up.Boss Richie Wellens has no n...Full Story »

Northern Ireland vs Estonia - Northern Ireland boss O’Neill wants two ‘essential’ wins

Posted Thursday, March 21, 2019 by PA156 hits

Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill has told his players this week’s Euro 2020 qualifiers against Estonia and Belarus are “essential” to their hopes of navigating a tough group.With Holland and Germany the other two nations in Group C, the games at Windsor Park on Thursday and Sunday are the most winnable of the eight fixtures facing Northern Ireland.“They&rsqu...Full Story »

Paul Lambert and Martin O’Neill left unhappy by referee decisions

Posted Sunday, March 17, 2019 by PA88 hits

Ipswich manager Paul Lambert and Nottingham Forest boss Martin O’Neill bemoaned refereeing decisions in the 1-1 draw at Portman Road. Collin Quaner put Town ahead in the fifth minute before Molla Wague replied for Forest, who are three points off the Championship play-off places, on the half-hour.Ipswich had glorious chances to pick up only their fourth win of the season but missed opportu...Full Story »

Luke O’Neill’s free-kick earns a point for Gillingham against leaders Luton

Posted Sunday, March 17, 2019 by PA67 hits

Luke O’Neill’s superb free-kick saw Gillingham hold leaders Luton to a 2-2 draw at Kenilworth Road.With 11 minutes to go and his side trailing 2-1, the full-back arrowed a set-piece into the top corner to earn the Gills a welcome point.A quiet first half saw Town threaten first, with James Collins testing Tomas Holy from 20 yards.Gills striker Brandon Hanlan put a free header wide, t...Full Story »

Cheltenham boss Michael Duff lambasts referee after Newport loss

Posted Saturday, March 16, 2019 by PA77 hits

Cheltenham manager Michael Duff hit out at referee Lee Swabey after watching his side lose 1-0 at Newport.A drab first-half ended goalless before the game sprung to life nine minutes into the second period.Jamille Matt flicked Regan Poole’s long free-kick into the path of Padraig Amond, who lifted the ball over Cheltenham goalkeeper Scott Flinders.Robins defender Chris Hussey raced back to...Full Story »

Michael Flynn believes Newport’s play-off hopes are over

Posted Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by PA54 hits

Newport manager Michael Flynn admitted his side’s Sky Bet League Two play-off hopes are all but over after they were beaten 1-0 by Northampton.The Exiles had enough chances to move ahead at Sixfields but Jamille Matt and Mark O’Brien fluffed their lines and they were made to pay by a sensational Joe Powell strike.The West Ham loanee rifled a superb 25-yard volley into the top corner ...Full Story »

Michael Cheek scores twice as Ebbsfleet beat Maidenhead

Posted Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by PA65 hits

Michael Cheek scored a second-half brace as Ebbsfleet recorded a comprehensive 3-0 National League victory over Maidenhead on Tuesday night.Neither goalkeeper had too much to do in the first half but visiting shot-stopper Carl Pentney was called into action to keep out a corner midway through before Adrian Clifton fired over the crossbar at the other end.Jack Payne and Cheek combined well as Ebb...Full Story »

Martin O’Neill hoping Nottingham Forest can gatecrash the play-offs

Posted Sunday, March 10, 2019 by PA68 hits

Manager Martin O’Neill hailed a “big win” as Nottingham Forest heightened their play-off ambitions with a 3-0 victory over Hull.Forest are now just two points off the Sky Bet Championship top six thanks to an ultimately convincing triumph at the City Ground.There had been little to choose between the two sides in a scrappy first half, but Forest cut loose after the restart by s...Full Story »

Michael Obafemi blow for Saints

Posted Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by PA72 hits

Southampton will prepare to host Fulham in the Premier League without striker Michael Obafemi, who is set to miss the rest of the season after a recurrence of a hamstring injury.The 18-year-old Republic of Ireland international had just returned to action as a substitute against Arsenal on Sunday, but is now facing a lengthy spell of rehabilitation.Saints boss Ralph Hasenhuttl confirmed striker ...Full Story »

Martin O’Neill has play-offs in his sights after Forest beat Derby

Posted Tuesday, February 26, 2019 by PA105 hits

Nottingham Forest manager Martin O’Neill believes their 1-0 victory over bitter Sky Bet Championship rivals Derby could be the trigger for a late play-off push.Yohan Benalouane, playing with a mask to protect a facial injury, scored his first goal for the club after just 70 seconds to ultimately sink the Rams, and that win has sent them to within three points of sixth spot.“It’...Full Story »

Michael Owen sparks outrage with Marcus Rashford comments

Posted Monday, February 25, 2019 by 101 GREAT GOALS277 hits

Man United suffer three injuries vs Liverpool Manchester United and Liverpool went head-to-head in one of two Premier League games on Sunday. The game would finish 0-0 with Liverpool moving up to 1st and United slipping down to 5th. The story of the game, however, is perhaps the number of injuries suffered. In the first 43 minutes, Man United lost Ander Herrera, Juan Mata and Jesse Lingard...Full Story »

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