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Blackpool interim boss McPhillips admits he wants the job

Posted Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by PA54 hits

Blackpool caretaker manager Terry McPhillips admits he now wants the job on a permanent basis after guiding his side into the third round of the Carabao Cup.McPhillips was handed the reins at Bloomfield Road on temporary terms following the resignation of Gary Bowyer earlier this month.While he has consistently said he would not want the permanent position, he changed his stance following Blackp...Full Story »

Terry McPhillips could name unchanged side for Blackpool’s clash with Accrington

Posted Thursday, August 23, 2018 by PA58 hits

Blackpool’s interim manager Terry McPhillips is expected to stick with the same players who earned the Seasiders their first league win of the season when they host Accrington.McPhillips made seven changes for the win at home to Coventry on Tuesday, with Donervon Daniels making his first start since joining the club for a second time.Joe Dodoo and Mark Cullen also came into the side on Tue...Full Story »

Terry McPhillips jokes about team selection as Blackpool see off Coventry

Posted Wednesday, August 22, 2018 by PA32 hits

Terry McPhillips joked that his team selection was pure lottery as he enjoyed the spoils of Blackpool’s 2-0 win over Coventry City.McPhillips, who has been in situ at Bloomfield Road since Gary Bowyer’s departure earlier this month, celebrated his first League One victory as the Tangerines’ interim boss on Tuesday night.Striker Mark Cullen struck for second time in three games ...Full Story »

Terry McPhillips hails Michael Nottingham after first senior goal

Posted Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by PA93 hits

Interim manager Terry McPhillips hailed the impact of Michael Nottingham as the defender scored his first Blackpool goal in his side’s 3-1 Carabao Cup victory over Barnsley.The Tykes had taken the lead through George Moncur but defender Nottingham levelled on 50 minutes before a fantastic strike from Harry Pritchard put the Seasiders ahead.French striker Armand Gnanduillet sealed Blackpool...Full Story »

Pique's sporting weekend: From Madrid Open to F1 and Barcelona's LaLiga clash

Posted Sunday, May 13, 2018 by Marca.com138 hits

Gerard Pique is a man with plenty of fingers in plenty of pies and this weekend has expressed that perfectly, the Barcelona defender taking in tennis and Formula 1 before his LaLiga duties. Sunday will see the Spaniard travel to Valencia with his Blaugrana side for a game with Levante, which he prepared for in training on Saturday afternoon. That workout came after a lunchtime excursion to...Full Story »

Sporting Clube de Portugal 1 - 0 Atletico Madrid: Atletico Madrid reach semi-finals despite defeat in Lisbon

Posted Friday, April 13, 2018 by PA177 hits

Atletico Madrid overcame a scare to see off the challenge of a fired-up Sporting Lisbon and book their place in the semi-finals of the Europa League.Fredy Montero’s first-half header gave Sporting hope of overturning their 2-0 first-leg deficit but Atletico comfortably protected their narrow lead after the break to advance to Friday’s draw despite losing 1-0 in the Portuguese capital...Full Story »

Sporting Lisbon vs Atletico Madrid - Gabi expects backlash from anguished Sporting squad

Posted Thursday, April 12, 2018 by PA167 hits

Atletico Madrid captain Gabi believes Sporting Lisbon will be fired up by the civil war engulfing the Portuguese club.Atleti are in Lisbon for their Europa League quarter-final, defending a 2-0 lead from the first leg.They take on a side whose players are at loggerheads with club president Bruno de Carvalho after he heavily criticised them for their performance in last week’s fixture....Full Story »

Atletico Madrid 2 Sporting CP 0: Koke, Griezmann make defensive errors pay

Posted Friday, April 06, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com151 hits

Koke and Antoine Griezmann scored first-half goals to lead Atletico Madrid to a handy first-leg advantage against a generous Sporting CP. Koke scored Atletico Madrid's quickest ever Europa League goal after just 22 seconds in an accomplished 2-0 quarter-final first-leg win over a sloppy Sporting CP at Wanda Metropolitano on Thursday. The Spain midfielder punished Sebastian Coates' error to net...Full Story »

Stefan de Vrij set for Lazio exit in summer, says sporting director

Posted Tuesday, February 20, 2018 by Skysports.com143 hits

Stefan De Vrij was signed by Lazio for £6.8m in 2014 Lazio defender Stefan de Vrij looks likely to leave in June with his contract renewal having been withdrawn, according to the the Italian club's sporting director. Sky in Italy reported last summer that Liverpool were interested in signing the 26-year-old Dutchman. His current deal is due to expire at the end of the season and negotiat...Full Story »

Roma wanted Giroud as Dzeko replacement, sporting director Monchi confirms

Posted Friday, February 16, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com172 hits

Olivier Giroud was top of Roma's list of transfer targets had Chelsea met the asking price for Edin Dzeko, according to the Serie A club's sporting director Monchi. Although the Premier League champions signed defender Emerson Palmieri from the Giallorossi, Roma rejected offers for striker Dzeko. Giroud eventually moved from Arsenal to Stamford Bridge as part of a deadline day transfer trian...Full Story »

Barcelona 2-0 Sporting Clube de Portugal: Barcelona finish Champions League Group D campaign with victory over Sporting

Posted Tuesday, December 05, 2017 by PA216 hits

Barcelona completed their Champions League Group D campaign with a 2-0 win over Sporting Lisbon at the Nou Camp. With the LaLiga leaders already qualified as group winners and a testing trip to Villarreal ahead on Sunday, coach Ernesto Valverde made the expected wholesale changes as talisman Lionel Messi started on the bench. After a lacklustre first half, Barcelona broke the deadlock after ...Full Story »

Barcelona vs Sporting Clube de Portugal - Lionel Messi could get a night off against Sporting

Posted Tuesday, December 05, 2017 by PA194 hits

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said he could shuffle his pack for the Champions League visit of Sporting Lisbon but refused to reveal whether Lionel Messi will be among those rested. Barca are already assured of finishing first in Group D but Sporting still have a chance of pipping Juventus to second spot, lying one point behind the Italian side. With a testing LaLiga trip to Villarreal comi...Full Story »

Mandzukic bags late winner as Juventus hit back to edge out Sporting Lisbon

Posted Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by PA73 hits

Mario Mandzukic's 84th-minute header earned Juventus a much-needed home victory over Sporting Lisbon in the Champions League.With both sides having already beaten Olympiacos and lost to Barcelona, this was a crucial game in what appears a race for second spot in Group D.Sporting went ahead in the 12th minute through an Alex Sandro own goal but Miralem Pjanic equalised in the first half and, jus...Full Story »

Juventus vs Sporting Clube de Portugal - Allegri aims to get the right balance

Posted Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by PA273 hits

Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri feels his players must not "get too depressed" as they look to get back on form against Sporting Lisbon in the Champions League. The Bianconeri were beaten at home by Lazio on Saturday, which followed the failure to deliver victory when 2-0 up against Atalanta. The Old Lady head into their European tie now some five points behind Serie A pacesetters Napoli...Full Story »

Sporting Clube de Portugal 0 - 1 Barcelona: Barcelona need Sebastian Coates own goal to defeat Sporting Lisbon

Posted Wednesday, September 27, 2017 by PA149 hits

Barcelona edged to a 1-0 win over Sporting Lisbon following an own goal from Sebastian Coates at the Estadio Jose Alvalade to maintain a 100 per cent start in Champions League Group D. The LaLiga leaders were left frustrated following a goalless first half as the Portuguese side produced a determined defensive display. However, the deadlock was broken four minutes into the second half when L...Full Story »

Jorge Jesus 'convinced' Sporting Lisbon can take points off Barcelona

Posted Wednesday, September 27, 2017 by PA108 hits

Sporting Lisbon coach Jorge Jesus accepts it is almost impossible to beat Barcelona, but remains confident his side can take a positive result from their Champions League clash.Barcelona have won all six of their LaLiga games in the new campaign and opened their European fixtures with a comfortable 3-0 victory over Juventus, who were runners-up to Real Madrid in last season's final.However, Jes...Full Story »

Cristiano Ronaldo returns to cheer on his old club Sporting Lisbon

Posted Sunday, September 17, 2017 by ESPN191 hits

Cristiano Ronaldo looked on as Sporting won on Saturday. Sporting Lisbon had a high-profile fan in the stands on Saturday -- Cristiano Ronaldo! Ronaldo, who is suspended for Real Madrid's match at Real Sociedad on Sunday, returned to his first professional club to watch their 2-0 win over Tondela. He sat in a box with his girlfriend, Georgina Rodriguez. and was serenaded by the home crowd. S...Full Story »

France defender Jeremy Mathieu has Barcelona contract terminated and joins Sporting

Posted Saturday, July 08, 2017 by Skysports.com206 hits

Jeremy Mathieu spent three seasons with Barcelona French defender Jeremy Mathieu has had his Barcelona contract terminated and joined Sporting Lisbon on a two-year deal. The 33-year-old centre-back leaves the Nou Camp after three seasons, in which he made 91 appearances and scored four goals, and has agreed a deal with the Portuguese club which includes a €60m release clause. Mathieu wa...Full Story »

Dembele not leaving Dortmund for Barcelona - BVB sporting director

Posted Friday, June 23, 2017 by ESPN200 hits

Ousmane Dembele was signed from Rennes for €12 million last summer. Borussia Dortmund have told Barcelona that Ousmane Dembele is not for sale this summer amid reports the Catalan club have held talks with the player's agent. Barca sporting director Robert Fernandez said this week the club will make some "big-name signings" this summer and Dembele's name has been frequently linked with a...Full Story »

Sporting want Manchester City youngster Patrick Roberts on loan next season

Posted Monday, June 19, 2017 by squawka.com212 hits

Portuguese club Sporting CP want to sign Manchester City forward Patrick Roberts on loan ahead of the forthcoming season. The 20-year-old has in the last 18 months been playing for Scottish champions Celtic since joining City from Fulham in the summer of 2015. Given the strength of competition for places in Pep Guardiola's starting line-up, the likelihood is Roberts will again be playing els...Full Story »

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