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John Stones avoids replicating Tiger King's Joe Exotic after being reborn at Man City

Posted Friday, January 08, 2021 by hits

John Stones spent the first lockdown glued to 'Tiger King' on Netflix. Like most of the nation, the true-crime documentary set in American kept him gripped as he adapted to life without football due to Covid-19. Things didn't end well for the main character Joe Exotic, as his professional and personal life spiralled out of control. Stones might have been able to relate to the narrative, consi...Full Story »

Manchester United 0 - 2 Manchester City: John Stones and Fernandinho fire Manchester City to ano

Posted Thursday, January 07, 2021 by PA60 hits

Unlikely goalscorers John Stones and Fernandinho secured Manchester City’s shot at a fourth successive Carabao Cup crown as Manchester United lost their fourth consecutive semi-final.Pep Guardiola’s men have not tasted defeat in this competition since 2016 and will face Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham in the final on April 25 after edging past their neighbours at an empty Old Traffor...Full Story »

Lee Johnson disappointed with lack of quality as Sunderland draw at Northampton

Posted Sunday, January 03, 2021 by PA37 hits

Sunderland manager Lee Johnson was disappointed with his side’s lack of quality in the final third following a drab Sky Bet League One goalless draw against Northampton on Saturday.The Black Cats, playing their first match in over two weeks due to an outbreak of coronavirus, created only one-clear chance throughout the 90 minutes when Charlie Wyke scooped the ball over from close range lat...Full Story »

Callum Davidson bemoans St Johnstone’s poor start at Ross County

Posted Sunday, January 03, 2021 by PA37 hits

St Johnstone manager Callum Davidson was left lamenting a poor start to the game against Ross County.The Saints would eventually come from behind to draw 1–1 in Dingwall, with Craig Conway’s penalty ensuring that they would take something back to Perth.It was only after Ross Draper’s 20th-minute opener that St Johnstone really began to play though, and Davidson was not at all i...Full Story »

Danny Johnson on target again as Leyton Orient see off Salford

Posted Sunday, January 03, 2021 by PA59 hits

Danny Johnson’s 17th goal of the season earned Leyton Orient a 1-0 home win over Salford.An incredible miss by Brandon Thomas-Asante prevented the visitors from taking the lead after 15 minutes. Running on to a fine delivery from James Wilson, the forward volleyed the ball over the bar from four yards.Instead Orient went ahead in the 31rd minute when Craig Clay threaded the ball through to...Full Story »

Ross County welcome back Ross Draper and Josh Reid for St Johnstone match

Posted Friday, January 01, 2021 by PA110 hits

Ross Draper and Josh Reid return from suspension for Ross County’s Scottish Premiership contest with St Johnstone.Striker Ross Stewart (hamstring) remains a doubt but Connor Randall returned from a back injury in the latter stages of Wednesday’s victory over Hibernian.Regan Charles-Cook (hamstring), Charlie Lakin (thigh) and Tom Grivosti (hamstring) have missed recent games.St Johnst...Full Story »

John Hughes hopes surprise win at Hibernian inspires Ross County

Posted Thursday, December 31, 2020 by PA34 hits

Ross County manager John Hughes admits he is hoping a surprise victory at Hibernian is the start of a change in the Dingwall club’s fortunes.County climbed off the bottom of the Premiership table at Hamilton’s expense after goals either side of the break from Harry Paton and Oli Shaw handed them their first league win in 13 outings.Paton’s strike after 25 minutes also ended a 5...Full Story »

St Johnstone boss Callum Davidson bemoans missed chances against Hamilton

Posted Thursday, December 31, 2020 by PA43 hits

St Johnstone manager Callum Davidson admits his side threw away two points after failing to break down a resolute Hamilton in a frustrating goalless draw.Saints created two gilt-edged chances to take all three points but Stevie May and Chris Kane both failed to get their headers on target from close range.Nathan Thomas could have given Hamilton an early opener, but thereafter the Perth outfit do...Full Story »

Resolute Hamilton defence holds St Johnstone to a draw

Posted Thursday, December 31, 2020 by PA31 hits

Hamilton held on for a hard-earned point as St Johnstone’s winless run stretched to eight games.Saints dominated possession and chances but, with Stevie May and Chris Kane passing up opportunities in either half, were frustrated throughout by a resolute Accies defensive display.Hamilton could – and probably should – have been ahead after just a minute.Brian Easton’s long ...Full Story »

Crawley manager John Yems full of praise for striker Tom Nichols

Posted Wednesday, December 30, 2020 by PA27 hits

Crawley boss John Yems lauded two-goal striker Tom Nichols after his side shocked Sky Bet League Two title-chasing Forest Green with a 2-1 win.Nichols pounced in each half after Forest Green substitute Jake Young netted an equaliser following the break half to stretch Crawley’s unbeaten run to seven and end Rovers’ eight-game undefeated sequence.In the absence of leading striker Max ...Full Story »

Daniel Johnson and Sean Maguire on target as Preston see off Coventry

Posted Wednesday, December 30, 2020 by PA36 hits

Daniel Johnson and Sean Maguire were on target as Preston claimed a 2-0 Championship victory to extend their winning league run to three matches in their last fixture of the year against Coventry.The Sky Blues, without a win at Deepdale since the turn of the century, entered the empty old stadium on one of the coldest nights of the year.Not since 2013 had Coventry beaten Preston home or away and...Full Story »

Captain Jason Kerr back to boost St Johnstone

Posted Wednesday, December 30, 2020 by PA48 hits

St Johnstone welcome skipper Jason Kerr and winger Michael O’Halloran back from suspension for Wednesday’s visit of Hamilton, but Callum Hendry is now banned for the Accies clash.Striker Hendry became the third Saints player to be sent off in as many games with his stoppage-time red card during their Boxing Day loss to Aberdeen.O’Halloran is back after missing the Pittodrie def...Full Story »

Callum Davidson unhappy with Aberdeen’s penalty during St Johnstone’s defeat

Posted Sunday, December 27, 2020 by PA41 hits

St Johnstone boss Callum Davidson was unhappy with the penalty awarded to Aberdeen during his side’s 2-1 defeat.The visitors led through a Liam Gordon header, but Sam Cosgrove’s controversial spot-kick and a second-half strike from Ash Taylor turned the game around for the Dons, with Saints substitute Callum Hendry sent off in the 90th minute.Referee Alan Muir pointed to the spot on ...Full Story »

Brennan Johnson bags Boxing Day brace as Lincoln beat Burton to go top

Posted Sunday, December 27, 2020 by PA26 hits

Brennan Johnson scored a brace as Lincoln cruised to a dominant 5-1 League One victory over bottom side Burton to move top of the table on Boxing Day.The Imps took advantage of previous leaders Portsmouth not being in action due to an outbreak of Covid-19 cases.Lincoln, who thrashed Northampton 4-0 last weekend, made a blistering start and raced into a two-goal lead inside the first seven minute...Full Story »

Reading could welcome back John Swift for Luton visit

Posted Thursday, December 24, 2020 by PA41 hits

John Swift should return from a hamstring injury to boost Reading in their Championship clash with Luton on Boxing Day.The 25-year-old midfielder has been out of action since September but has been working hard in recent weeks towards making a comeback.Free-scoring striker Lucas Joao could also be back to business after a minor knock.The 11-goal hitman last featured in the 2-1 home loss to Birmi...Full Story »

John Mousinho a doubt for Oxford against AFC Wimbledon

Posted Thursday, December 24, 2020 by PA48 hits

Boss Karl Robinson must weigh up whether to risk defender John Mousinho for the Boxing Day League One visit of AFC Wimbledon.Mousinho is carrying a knee problem that will require surgery at some point.The 34-year-old can press on for now, but manager Robinson has to keep an eye on his workload.Cameron Brannagan and Sam Winnall are closing in on playing returns after extended absences.Ollie Palme...Full Story »

Port Vale manager John Askey likely to make changes for Barrow encounter

Posted Wednesday, December 23, 2020 by PA35 hits

Port Vale manager John Askey could make defensive alterations for their clash with Barrow after they shipped four second-half goals in the defeat at Walsall.Askey criticised central defenders Leon Legge and Nathan Smith for “schoolboy defending” in the 4-3 loss and is set to make personnel changes.Shaun Brisley and Adam Crookes are two players who could be drafted in.Strike pairing T...Full Story »

St Johnstone captain Jason Kerr suspended for Rangers clash

Posted Wednesday, December 23, 2020 by PA78 hits

St Johnstone captain Jason Kerr is suspended for the visit of Rangers in the Scottish Premiership on Wednesday night.The Saints defender was sent off in the 3-2 defeat by St Mirren in Paisley at the weekend.Forward Michael O’Halloran is working his way back to fitness following a hip injury.Alfredo Morelos will rejoin the Rangers squad for Wednesday’s trip after serving the two-game ...Full Story »

John Askey unhappy with his defence after Port Vale lose thriller at Walsall

Posted Sunday, December 20, 2020 by PA22 hits

Port Vale boss John Askey laid the blame for his side’s defensive collapse squarely at the feet of his centre-halves after the Valiants twice blew leads to lose a 4-3 thriller at Walsall.Vale led 2-0 and 3-2 through Tom Pope, Tom Conlon’s 25-yard free-kick and Devante Rodney but Jake Scrimshaw’s brace and Dan Scarr’s double from corners won it for the Saddlers.Walsall cli...Full Story »

John Coleman urges Accrington to believe they are promotion contenders

Posted Sunday, December 20, 2020 by PA36 hits

John Coleman has told Accrington to believe they are promotion contenders in Sky Bet League One after their 0-0 draw with Blackpool.The Stanley boss is convinced Blackpool will be challenging for the top six at the end of the season and he says his eighth-placed team should be too.Blackpool’s Jerry Yates hit the post in the first half while visiting keeper Chris Maxwell superbly denied Dio...Full Story »

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