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Michael O’Neill left to rue missed opportunities in his Windsor Park send off

Posted Sunday, November 17, 2019 by PA55 hits

Michael O’Neill admitted to a sense of anti-climax as Northern Ireland’s faint hopes of automatic qualification for Euro 2020 ended in what stands to be his final home game in charge.Captain Steven Davis missed a penalty in their goalless draw with Holland at Windsor Park, a result which means O’Neill’s side’s hopes of reaching next summer’s tournament rest on...Full Story »

That’s the worst performance from any team I’ve ever managed – Michael Appleton

Posted Sunday, November 17, 2019 by PA41 hits

An embarrassed Michael Appleton tore into his Lincoln players after they produced “the worst performance from any team” he had ever managed in a 1-0 loss at Gillingham.The Imps were second best at Priestfield, where Mikael Mandron’s first-half strike was enough to earn the Gills all three points.Appleton, who replaced Danny Cowley less than two months ago after his move to Hudd...Full Story »

Captain Michael Dawson returns as Forest take on rivals Derby

Posted Friday, November 08, 2019 by PA56 hits

Nottingham Forest will have club captain Michael Dawson available for their Sky Bet Championship clash with local rivals Derby.Centre-back Dawson has missed the last five matches with a calf injury he sustained during his side’s match at Stoke in September.Samba Sow and Alfa Semedo are both nearing a return, according to manager Sabri Lamouchi, although the game against the Rams is expecte...Full Story »

Michael Duff impressed with Cheltenham’s footballing display

Posted Wednesday, October 23, 2019 by PA82 hits

Cheltenham manager Michael Duff felt some of his side’s football in the second half of their 3-0 home win over Macclesfield was as good as he’s seen since he took the job.Macclesfield edged much of the first half, but found themselves a goal down when Luke Varney struck in the 45th minute.Cheltenham went on to dominate the second period, adding further goals through Conor Thomas and ...Full Story »

Cheltenham boss Michael Duff unlikely to make changes for Walsall clash

Posted Tuesday, October 22, 2019 by PA90 hits

Cheltenham are likely to be unchanged for Tuesday’s Sky Bet League Two match at home to Macclesfield.Luke Varney was back for the trip to Walsall and struck a second-half winner in an excellent 2-1 victory.The Robins forward will lead the line again, with summer signing Reuben Reid (knee) still not 100 per cent fit.On-loan Hull City midfielder Max Sheaf will be absent due to a hamstring pr...Full Story »

Sick Michael Morrison a doubt for Reading boss Mark Bowen’s first game in charge

Posted Friday, October 18, 2019 by PA150 hits

New Reading boss Mark Bowen hopes defender Michael Morrison overcomes a stomach bug in time for Saturday’s Sky Bet Championship clash with high-flying Preston.Bowen, who was appointed on Monday, revealed there has been sickness in the Royals camp this week, with centre-back Morrison having to leave training early on Tuesday.Midfielder John Swift will return to contention after sitting...Full Story »

Arsenal keen to snap up 16-year-old Scunthorpe midfielder Joey Dawson – nephew of former Spurs defender Michael

Posted Sunday, October 13, 2019 by Thesun.co.uk105 hits

Arsenal are lining up a shock move for Scunthorpe youngster Joey Dawson ARSENAL are keen to snap up Scunthorpe’s teenage midfielder Joey Dawson in a surprise deal. The talented 16-year-old became the youngest first-team player in Scunthorpe’s history in August. He is the son of former Iron left-back Andy and a nephew of ex-Tottenham defender Michael Dawson. Dawson has made just o...Full Story »

Michael Duff rues Cheltenham not making dominance count at Oldham

Posted Sunday, October 06, 2019 by PA47 hits

Cheltenham manager Michael Duff felt his in-form team deserved all three points after they were held to a 1-1 draw at Oldham.The home side went ahead through Filipe Morais’ early goal before Ryan Broom’s 71st-minute equaliser made it six games without defeat for the Robins, who would have gone top of League Two with a victory.Both sides wasted chances to grab victory and Duff sa...Full Story »

Forest still missing Michael Dawson

Posted Friday, October 04, 2019 by PA71 hits

Nottingham Forest are still without Michael Dawson for their Championship clash against Brentford.The defender was forced off with a calf injury at Stoke last week and is not expected to return until after the international break.But boss Sabri Lamouchi has better news on the injury front with forward Rafa Mir looking to return to the squad after a leg injury.Ryan Yates is closer to a comeback f...Full Story »

Plenty of options for Grimsby boss Michael Jolley

Posted Friday, October 04, 2019 by PA62 hits

Grimsby boss Michael Jolley must decide whether to shuffle his pack ahead of their Sky Bet League Two meeting against injury-hit Mansfield.While the Stags have a number of absentees or doubts, only Ludvig Ohman will miss out for Grimsby.The defender has returned to light training as he continues his recovery from a groin issue but is not available for selection.Jolley has no other injury or susp...Full Story »

Michael Flynn happy to fly under radar

Posted Sunday, September 29, 2019 by PA39 hits

Newport manager Michael Flynn is happy for his side to keep going under the radar after their 2-0 win at Swindon moved The Exiles into the League Two play-off places.Goals from Mark O’Brien and Jamille Matt were enough to leave high-flying Swindon grounded at the County Ground.Boss Flynn said: “It was a superb away performance, the plan worked to a tee.“We scored from a corner ...Full Story »

Michael Duff remains grounded following in-form Cheltenham’s winning run

Posted Sunday, September 22, 2019 by PA46 hits

Michael Duff vowed to keep his feet on the ground as Sky Bet League Two surprise package Cheltenham made it four wins in a row to stay third following a 2-0 victory at Plymouth.Striker Luke Varney headed Cheltenham’s 40th-minute far-post opener against the run of play on a well-crafted counter-attack.Midfielder Ryan Broom’s stoppage-time close-range shot was redirected past home goal...Full Story »

Newport’s Michael Flynn: When we’re clinical enough we’ll give anyone a game

Posted Sunday, September 22, 2019 by PA52 hits

Newport manager Michael Flynn believes his side can beat anyone in Sky Bet League Two following their 1-1 draw with table-topping Exeter.A first-half goal from Lee Martin saw the visitors lead at half-time, with Tristan Abrahams’ penalty salvaging a draw.The Exiles are unbeaten at Rodney Parade since February and have only lost one game in 18 in the league.“When we are clinical enoug...Full Story »

Michael Appleton appointed Lincoln manager

Posted Saturday, September 21, 2019 by PA55 hits

Lincoln have announced the appointment of Michael Appleton as their new first team manager.The 43-year-old has signed a four-year contract to replace Danny Cowley, who left the League One team to join Huddersfield last week.Lincoln said on their Twitter account: “The Imps are delighted to announce the appointment of Michael Appleton as Lincoln City’s new first team manager.&rdqu...Full Story »

Michael still in like Flynn at Newport despite Lincoln approach

Posted Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by PA57 hits

Michael Flynn insists he will be staying at Newport despite having been interviewed for the vacant Lincoln manager’s job at the weekend.Following a 1-1 draw at Macclesfield, which saw Emmanuel Osadebe cancel out Padraig Amond’s opener, Flynn said he would not be succeeding Danny Cowley at Sincil Bank.“There was an approach and I made a decision; I’ve got a job still to do...Full Story »

Michael Jolley baffled by disallowed Grimsby goal at Salford

Posted Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by PA42 hits

Grimsby boss Michael Jolley was baffled by a “curious” and undoubtedly crucial second-half decision of referee Chris Sarginson in his side’s 1-0 defeat at Salford.After a free-kick had been given to the Mariners in the 49th minute at Moor Lane, Jordan Cook curled home brilliantly from 20 yards.However, following a consultation with the fourth official and with both sides ready ...Full Story »

Michael Doughty returns to contention as Swindon take on Colchester

Posted Monday, September 16, 2019 by PA58 hits

Swindon midfielder Michael Doughty returns from suspension but will have to do with a place on the bench in the Sky Bet League Two clash with Colchester.Doughty was banned for three games following his red card in the draw at Cheltenham but in his absence Richie Wellens’ men have won three-straight games and are set to name an unchanged line-up from the team that beat Macclesfield on Satur...Full Story »

Michael Rose back in contention for Coventry

Posted Monday, September 16, 2019 by PA45 hits

Defender Michael Rose is “pain free so available again” for table-topping Coventry’s home clash with AFC Wimbledon. Dominic Hyam replaced Rose in the centre of defence at Burton but faces a fight for his place after boss Mark Robins confirmed Rose’s fitness.Brandon Mason is also back in contention after a hamstring strain, but Robins has been impressed by youngster Sam Mc...Full Story »

Michael Jolley pleased with Grimsby’s fighting spirit

Posted Sunday, September 15, 2019 by PA37 hits

Grimsby boss Michael Jolley praised his team’s never-say-die spirit after they salvaged a late 2-2 draw at Oldham.The home side were in control when Christopher Missilou volleyed in after 19 minutes and Filipe Morais doubled the lead on the hour mark with a bullet header from Desire Segbe Azankpo’s fine cross.Grimsby had created few clear chances, but they snatched a lifeline in the ...Full Story »

Michael Duff talks up Cheltenham’s two-goal hero Ryan Broom

Posted Sunday, September 15, 2019 by PA55 hits

Cheltenham boss Michael Duff saluted match-winner Ryan Broom as he grabbed both goals in an impressive 2-0 victory at Salford.Broom notched either side of the interval to lift the Robins up to sixth in the League Two table. Duff said: “Ryan has been good all season, and I’m delighted for him. He’s shown real versatility so far this season, and he’s deserved this.“He...Full Story »

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