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Huddersfield back at full strength for the visit of Cardiff

Posted Friday, August 24, 2018 by PA83 hits

Huddersfield are at full strength for the visit of Cardiff, with changes likely after last week’s 6-1 defeat at Manchester City.Defender Mathias Jorgensen and Jonathan Hogg have both been back in full training and should return, while midfielder Aaron Mooy will reclaim his place after the birth of his son.Summer signing Erik Durm is pushing for inclusion in the squad and boss David Wagner ...Full Story »

El Ghazi in line for Villa debut against Reading

Posted Friday, August 24, 2018 by PA103 hits

Aston Villa could hand a debut to new signing Anwar El Ghazi against Reading.The winger has signed on loan from Lille to bolster Steve Bruce’s squad while the Villa boss is also hoping to complete the loan signing of Yannick Bolasie from Everton.Keinan Davis and Scott Hogan (both groin) remain out for Villa which had left them struggling for numbers up front.Glenn Whelan will be hoping to ...Full Story »

Dennis Wise makes Eden Hazard transfer prediction amid Real Madrid rumours

Posted Friday, August 24, 2018 by hits

CHELSEA star Eden Hazard will not be joining Real Madrid this summer. That’s according to Blues legend Dennis Wise. The Belgian has been heavily linked with a switch to the Bernabeu this summer as the La Liga giants seek a replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo. The superstar ended his nine-year spell at Real as he completed an £88m switch to Juventus. The Spaniards are keen to bring i...Full Story »

Man Utd news: Pundit gives verdict on Antonio Conte replacing Jose Mourinho

Posted Friday, August 24, 2018 by hits

That’s according to ESPN pundit Gabriele Marcotti who reckons the old rivals are too similar. Mourinho is feeling the heat after a difficult few months at the Premier League giants. The Portuguese was desperate to sign a defender during the transfer window - but club chiefs refused to sanction a new arrival. To make matters worse, United slumped to a shock 3-2 defeat to Brighton on S...Full Story »

Brendan Rodgers laments Celtic’s defending against Suduva

Posted Friday, August 24, 2018 by PA89 hits

Brendan Rodgers claimed his Celtic side lacked pride in defending after the Hoops lost another avoidable goal in the 1-1 draw against Suduva in the first leg of their Europa League play-off in Lithuania.Midfielder Olivier Ntcham got the visitors off to a fine start in the ARVI Football Arena when he headed in a Mikey Johnston cross in the third minute.But Ovidijus Verbickas levelled in the ...Full Story »

Norwich City vs Leeds United - Emiliano Buendia in line for first Norwich start against Leeds

Posted Friday, August 24, 2018 by PA154 hits

Argentine midfielder Emiliano Buendia could be in contention to make a first start for Norwich against Sky Bet Championship leaders Leeds.Buendia came off the bench for the second half of the midweek win over Preston to make his belated debut after a summer move from Getafe.Scotland midfielder Kenny McLean, though, remains out with knee ligament damage and is not expected to return until after t...Full Story »

Colchester United vs Northampton Town - Dickenson and Norris to be assessed

Posted Friday, August 24, 2018 by PA121 hits

Colchester will check on winger Brennan Dickenson and striker Luke Norris ahead of Saturday’s Sky Bet League Two match against Northampton.Dickenson and Norris both picked up unspecified knocks during the 6-0 thrashing of Crewe on Tuesday night, when they were both on target, so continue to be assessed.U’s boss John McGreal had named an unchanged side in midweek, but could be forced ...Full Story »

Messi's great dilemma

Posted Thursday, August 23, 2018 by Marca.com152 hits

Following Argentina's dismal performance at the World Cup in Russia, Lionel Messi has taken his time to assess his future with the Albiceleste as he faces a monumental dilemma. Messi wants time to make his decision and nobody yet knows what he will do, not even the forward himself. Argentinean football is in a state of flux at this moment with Jorge Sampaoli having been dismissed from his...Full Story »

Monk fumes at ‘incredible’ decision to award Bolton’s winner against Blues

Posted Thursday, August 23, 2018 by PA72 hits

Garry Monk was left aghast by Bolton’s goal in their 1-0 victory over Birmingham at the University of Bolton Stadium.Monk argued Sammy Ameobi’s cross was handled by Will Buckley and on to Josh Magennis to bundle the ball over from point-blank range in the 73rd minute.Referee Lee Probert allowed what would prove to be a controversial match-winner to stand, to the chagrin of Blues mana...Full Story »

Clement frustrated after Reading let two-goal lead slip

Posted Thursday, August 23, 2018 by PA70 hits

Reading manager Paul Clement was unhappy with the award of Blackburn’s equalising penalty after seeing his side surrender a two-goal lead to draw 2-2.Jon Dadi Bodvarsson’s first-half brace – Reading’s first away league goals since March – put the Royals in a dominant position.Blackburn hit back in the second half with two goals from the spot. Both times Paul McShane...Full Story »

Bruce expects FA to discipline Brentford’s Maupay after apparent stamp

Posted Thursday, August 23, 2018 by PA89 hits

Frustrated Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce expects the Football Association to discipline Brentford goalscorer Neal Maupay after he avoided a red card to almost claim a famous win.Jonathan Kodjia’s injury-time header rescued a deserved 2-2 draw for the hosts after Maupay’s brace looked like giving the Bees their first-ever victory at Villa.It was Kodjia’s second of the game but&nb...Full Story »

Blackburn extend unbeaten start after battling back to draw with Reading

Posted Thursday, August 23, 2018 by PA60 hits

Charlie Mulgrew netted a brace of second-half penalties as Blackburn mounted an impressive comeback to draw 2-2 with Reading and preserve their unbeaten start to the Sky Bet Championship season.Reading looked to be heading for their first win this term after a dominant first-half in which Jon Dadi Bodvarsson notched a brace of his own with a deft 12th-minute finish and an emphatic second midway ...Full Story »

Atletico Madrid captain Godin hoping Luis stays

Posted Wednesday, August 22, 2018 by Tribalfootball.com169 hits

Atletico Madrid captain Diego Godin is keen for Filipe Luis to stay. Luis is the subject of intense interest from PSG this week, though Atletico have insisted he won't leave for less than €30m. For Godin, there remains hope that his teammate can be convinced to stay. "Filipe is here, with serenity, he is good," insisted the Uruguay international.Full Story »

Maybe £75m was too cheap for Virgil van Dijk – Jurgen Klopp

Posted Wednesday, August 22, 2018 by squawka.com176 hits

Jurgen Klopp has suggested the £75 million Liverpool paid for Virgil van Dijk was "too cheap" following the defender's impressive start to his Anfield career. Van Dijk joined Liverpool from Southampton in January for a reported £75m (via the BBC), making him the world's most expensive defender. The Dutchman has already helped the Reds to a Champions League final and a fourth-placed...Full Story »

Jim Bentley priases ‘superb’ Morecambe display

Posted Wednesday, August 22, 2018 by PA44 hits

Morecambe boss Jim Bentley was full of praise for his side after their dramatic 1-0 victory over Northampton at the Globe Arena.A-Jay Leitch-Smith’s first goal for the Shrimps in first-half injury time was enough to give them their first win of the season but it was midfielder Alex Kenyon’s heroics as a late replacement goalkeeper after Barry Roche’s dismissal that caught the a...Full Story »

Portsmouth praised for ‘outstanding spirit’ in Bristol Rovers win

Posted Wednesday, August 22, 2018 by PA32 hits

Portsmouth assistant manager Joe Gallen praised the “outstanding spirit” of the players after Pompey survived a second-half onslaught to maintain their 100 per cent League One record.The match turned on the 78th minute dismissal of Rovers substitute Chris Lines, who had just equalised from the penalty spot after Pompey had taken a 32nd minute lead through Gareth Evans.The visitors ca...Full Story »

David Artell: Crewe players will reimburse fans for embarrassing display

Posted Wednesday, August 22, 2018 by PA39 hits

David Artell confirmed that Crewe’s players will be reimbursing the 153 travelling fans for their match tickets following the 6-0 drubbing at Colchester.The Alex were a goal behind after just four minutes, Frankie Kent sweeping Colchester in front after Sammie Szmodics’ effort had been blocked.Brennan Dickenson doubled their lead four minutes later with a fine 25-yard shot and then f...Full Story »

Referee ‘a disgrace’, blasts Charlton boss Bowyer

Posted Wednesday, August 22, 2018 by PA39 hits

Lee Bowyer branded referee James Linington a “disgrace” for “robbing” Charlton with the late penalty that gave Peterborough a 1-0 victory at The Valley.Jason Cummings scored his fourth goal of the season from the spot to maintain his team’s winning start to the League One season and keep them top of the division after Lewis Page was harshly judged to have fouled Iva...Full Story »

Blackburn Rovers vs Reading - Mowbray hopeful on Dack’s fitness ahead of Blackburn’s clash

Posted Tuesday, August 21, 2018 by PA134 hits

Blackburn boss Tony Mowbray is confident midfielder Bradley Dack will be available for Wednesday night’s Ewood Park clash with Reading. Dack scored the only goal in Rovers’ win at Hull on Saturday but sustained a foot injury which means he faces a late fitness test. Defender Derrick Williams is once again ruled out as he struggles to recover from a foot injury he sustained in tra...Full Story »

Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp: Nobody thinks about Virgil van Dijk's price tag now

Posted Tuesday, August 21, 2018 by ESPN120 hits

Jurgen Klopp says "nobody thinks about" the price Liverpool paid for Virgil van Dijk anymore as a result of his consistent assured performances. Van Dijk was named Man of the Match for Liverpool's 2-0 victory over Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Monday night. The centre-back arrived from Southampton for £75 million -- a world-record fee for a defender -- in January, with Klopp now beli...Full Story »

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