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22/09 at 6:00 am,
As reported by thesportreview.com, Man United manager Jose Mourinho Photo: The Sport Review Jose Mourinho is confident that Manchester United are improving ahead of their clash against Wolves on Saturday. The Red Devils have managed to recover from a difficult start to the Premier League season to ease pressure on Jose Mourinho. Manchester United suffered consecutive losses to Brighton and Tottenham Hotspur to lose ground in the title race after three games. However, the 20-time English champions have notched up back to back victories over Burnley and Watford to build some momentum. Manchester United ease to a resounding 3-0 win against Young [...]
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22/09 at 6:00 am,
From thestar.co.uk Sheffield Wednesday head to Aston Villa in the Championship looking for a response after the 2-1 midweek defeat at Nottingham Forest. Here's all you need to know about today's Championship clash between seventh-placed Villa and the Owls in 13th. Team news: No Jordan Thorniley for the Owls today Sheffield Wednesday will be without young centre-half Jordan Thorniley who limped out of the Forest contest with a calf injury. The good news is that the problem isn't serious and he should be back in a week. His likely replacement is loan signing Michael Hector who is [...]
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22/09 at 6:00 am,
Glenn Middleton looks very promising at Scottish Premiership giants Rangers. [...]
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22/09 at 5:20 am,
As reported by thesportreview.com, Man United manager Jose Mourinho Photo: Uefa handout Paul Merson is “tentatively” backing Manchester United to ease to a 3-1 win over Wolves at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon. The Red Devils have managed to steady the ship over the past few weeks following a difficult start to the Premier League season. Manchester United lost successive Premier League games following defeats by Brighton and Hove Albion and Tottenham Hotspur. However, Jose Mourinho's side responded before the international break with a 2-0 win against Burnley at Turf Moor. Manchester United secured successive Premier League victories for the first time [...]
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22/09 at 5:12 am,
YOU could be forgiven for thinking confidence at Wanderers had taken quite a hit during September. [...]
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22/09 at 5:00 am,
As reported by thesportreview.com, Chelsea FC manager Maurizio Sarri Photo: Chelsea TV Paul Merson is backing Chelsea FC to ease to victory over West Ham United in the Premier League at the London Stadium on Sunday afternoon. The Blues are sitting at the top of the Premier League table and level on points with second placed Liverpool FC after five games. Chelsea FC have beaten Huddersfield Town, Newcastle United, Bournemouth, Arsenal and Cardiff City in the Premier League so far. The west London side will make the short trip to West Ham after Manuel Pellegrini's side secured their first top flight [...]
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22/09 at 5:00 am,
as reported by the manchestereveningnews.co.uk. Man Utd face Wolves in the Premier League fixture this afternoon as Alexis Sanchez is set to replace Anthony Martial in the starting line-up. The post Manchester United news and transfers LIVE Wolves team news ahead of Premier League fixture appeared first on sportsdroid. [...]
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22/09 at 5:00 am,
The Premier League is rolling on, now into its sixth match-week as patterns start to emerge with Liverpool and Chelsea flying high at the top and Burnley rock bottom. Cardiff City take on the champions Man City and there are plenty of other mouth-watering fixtures too. With that in mind, pundit Nathan Blake gazes into his crystal ball to predict the weekend's fixtures… Fulham v Watford I don't think Fulham have started as sharply as they might have expected. Watford on the other hand are probably way above what they expected and, despite losing last time out to Manchester United, I can see the Hornets [...]
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22/09 at 5:00 am,
GLENN Middleton is living the dream after suffering the nightmare of being dumped. The 18-year-old admitted he was left in tears after being told at the end of last season by Norwich City that they didn't want him. On Thursday night, the winger made a big contribution after being sent on against Villarreal in the Europa League. Not bad for someone without a club just a few months ago. Middleton said: “I think it has been a case of taking it bit by bit. You can dream about how you want it to go and it to be fair it hasn't gone that [...]
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22/09 at 5:00 am,
as reported by the birmingham mail, Steve Bruce takes charge of his 100th game at Aston Villa today as Sheffield Wednesday come to town. Here are the topics the manager discussed ahead of the game. Injuries “Andre Moreira has a knock on his knee. He is 50/50 for tomorrow. “Neil Taylor I left out of the Rotherham game to give him a break from it. “Scott Hogan has trained for ten sessions with us. We are just making sure he's right. “Keinan Davis has completed two. They are both back out there with us. It's up to them now to try and get in ahead [...]
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22/09 at 5:00 am,
STEVEN GERRARD has challenged his players to be ruthless and show more self-belief as the Rangers manager targeted a better Premiership points total. The Ibrox boss believes his side would be further up the table if they had been able to kill off teams when ahead, such as Aberdeen and Motherwell. Rangers face St Johnstone at tomorrow boosted by their superb draw against Villarreal in Spain. And while the manager was full of praise for the players, he made it clear that more is expected of them at domestic level. Gerrard said: “Sometimes to win games you don't have to be perfect. But the [...]
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22/09 at 4:00 am,
as reported by the birmingham mail, Fitness blow Jose Mourinho will be without four of his Manchester United stars for Saturday's clash with Wolves at Old Trafford. Red Devils boss Mourinho is already having to contend without Nemanja Matic and Marcus Rashford due to suspensions, and at least two more players are poised to miss out. Argentine defender Marcos Rojo and Spanish midfielder Ander Herrera are suffering with injuries and still not ready according to Mourinho. Phil Jones, however, is fit to return following a hamstring strain which has kept him out of action since the 3-0 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur four weeks ago. Mourinho [...]
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22/09 at 4:00 am,
as reported by the birmingham mail, Bruce backs Jedinak Mile Jedinak has been backed to fill the big boots of John Terry at Aston Villa. Boss Steve Bruce will continue with the 34-year-old in the heart of defence against Sheffield Wednesday following the morale-boosting shut out in midweek. Bruce believes the criticism aimed at Jedinak has been unfair and blames his team as a collective for shipping too many goals this season rather than the Australian. And he's hinted that the stopper could now be the permanent replacement for Terry providing Villa build on the Tuesday night win. “I am convinced Mile Jedinak will be [...]
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22/09 at 3:54 am,
As reported by footballfancast.com Chelsea fans have reacted to the news that the injury Pedro picked up on Thursday isn't as serious as originally thought. The Spaniard left the pitch in added time in their Europa League match with PAOK after a coming together with keeper Alexandros Paschakalis, which meant that Chelsea had to see out the final moments of the game with only ten players on the pitch due to Maurizio Sarri already having made his allocated three substitutes. Chelsea took the lead in the sixth minute through Willian and rued a handful of missed chances with the Blues claiming a 1-0 [...]
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22/09 at 3:32 am,
As reported by footballfancast.com FootballFanCast.com's Fixture In Focus coverage is brought to you by 5p0rtz. Try 5p0rtz's Beat the Streak Predictor and you could win £1million! Click here to play. In a shock result, the majority of Chelsea fans that answered our poll wanted Ross Barkley to start against West Ham on Sunday ahead of Mateo Kovacic who is nursing an injury. Chelsea fans clearly don't want to risk the Real Madrid loanee's injury that forced him to limp off after 50 minutes of the 4-1 win over Cardiff at Stamford Bridge last weekend and miss Thursday's trip to Greece in the Europa [...]
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22/09 at 1:24 am,
As reported by weaintgotnohistory Javier Hernandez, Andy Carroll and Marko Arnautović have combined to slay Chelsea far too many times to count over the years. Regardless of their overall skills (or lack thereof), they are names we don't ever want to see on the opposition team sheet. And these days, they all play for Chelsea's next opponent, West Ham United. With 15 goals between them (9 of those in 14 tries for Chicharito alone), including both of West Ham's two goals against us last season (and 4 of the last 8 in the Premier League), any lineup featuring them could be concerning. [...]
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22/09 at 12:28 am,
#As reported by theworldgame.sbs.com.au Manchester United will be missing five players for Saturday afternoon's (Sunday morning AEST) Premier League home game against Wolverhampton Wanderers, with Diogo Dalot to be rested, Marcos Rojo and Ander Herrera not fully fit and Nemanja Matic and Marcus Rashford suspended. The post Mourinho to be without five players for Wolves clash appeared first on sportsdroid. [...]
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22/09 at 12:06 am,
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22/09 at 12:06 am,
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22/09 at 12:06 am,
I wouldn't be surprised if there were more than a few Rangers supporters who were a bit emotional watching their team securing such a brilliant result against Villarreal on Thursday night. Going away to such a difficult venue and getting two goals in Spain is a great achievement for any Scottish side at any time, but it seemed to be a marker for Rangers arriving as a club that can finally compete at the top level once again. That journey has yet to be completed, but for the thousands of supporters who made the trip and the many thousands more watching on [...]
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22/09 at 12:06 am,
IT used to be said that at the Old Firm, you were never more than a defeat away from a crisis. These days, it appears not even a win can shield you from such talk. After Celtic defeated Rosenborg on Thursday night, it would have been easy to forget that the Scottish champions actually won the game. All of the fallout in the aftermath of the Europa League opener centred upon Celtic's lacklustre showing, the bluntness of their attack and the debate over who should spearhead it. The man who finally lent a cutting edge to proceedings, Leigh Griffiths, appeared in no [...]
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22/09 at 12:00 am,
As reported by thesportreview.com, Chelsea FC manager Maurizio Sarri Photo: The Sport Review Michael Owen is backing Chelsea FC to continue their 100 per cent start to the new Premier League season by beating West Ham United this weekend. The Blues have made a solid start to the new campaign under new boss Maurizio Sarri since the Italian's appointment as Antonio Conte's successor back in July. Chelsea FC have won all five of their opening five Premier League games to leave them leading the way at the top of the Premier League table as they look to establish themselves as [...]
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21/09 at 11:54 pm,
Maurizio Sarri has Chelsea purring and you can understand why Pedro is loving the Italian's attacking football having been restrained by Antonio Conte's defensive style last season. [...]
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21/09 at 11:34 pm,
Declan Rice, 19, will again form a two-man midfield for West Ham with the expectation of disrupting Chelsea's attacking play as he did at Everton in the Premier League. [...]
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21/09 at 11:30 pm,
As reported by thesportreview.com, Former Liverpool FC star Michael Owen Photo: BT Sport Michael Owen is backing Manchester United to make it three wins in a row in the Premier League for the first time this season when they host Wolves on Saturday afternoon. The Red Devils head into the game fresh from having kicked off their Champions League campaign with a 3-0 win at Young Boys on Wednesday night. Manchester United have made something of a stuttering start to the new season and they lost back to back games in the top flight against Tottenham Hotspur and Brighton. However, they [...]
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21/09 at 11:15 pm,
Mark Schwarzer and Paul Lambert joined David Prutton on The Debate to discuss Sergio Aguero's new deal, player welfare and more. [...]
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21/09 at 11:14 pm,
The Spain international's opinion holds a lot of weight on the subject, having spent seven years in Barcelona's first team [...]
Source: goal.com
21/09 at 10:55 pm,
First published by readfootball.co West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini says the club must make the most of their home advantage in the coming weeks. Following the Hammers 3-1 surprise win over Everton last Sunday, Pellegrini is aiming to follow up on the game with a good performance against Chelsea on Sunday. Following that clash, the Hammers will host Macclesfield Town in the EFL Cup, before taking on Manchester United, with both games taking place at the London Stadium. Although Pellegrini understands that his side will face a difficult task in the coming weeks, he is confident his squad has the requisite quality to get [...]
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21/09 at 10:53 pm,
AS reported by theguardian.co.uk If Manchester United can defeat Wolves this will be their fourth consecutive win in all competitions and José Mourinho is entitled to believe his team's season is up and running following two early defeats. The manager is wary of Wolves after they ran away with the Championship last season. They have already taken a point off Manchester City, so this promises to be an intriguing match. Jamie Jackson Saturday 3pm Continue reading… The post Manchester United v Wolverhampton Wanderers: match preview appeared first on sportsdroid. [...]
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21/09 at 10:50 pm,
Alexis Sanchez was rested for the midweek win over Young Boys (Picture: Getty) Jose Mourinho admits he is expecting more from Alexis Sanchez as he prepares to restore the misfiring forward to his starting XI. The former Arsenal star has scored just three times since his January move to Old Trafford and is yet to open his account for the season. Sanchez was an unused substitute in the midweek win over Young Boys in the Champions League with Anthony Martial making the most of a rare starting opportunity, scoring the third goal in a comfortable 3-0 win. Martial will return to the bench [...]
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21/09 at 10:48 pm,
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21/09 at 10:46 pm,
Leigh Griffiths stole the show on Thursday night but Filip Benkovic was not far behind. The on-loan Celtic defender glided through the game offering every indication that he is worth the £13m that Leicester shelled out for him in August. With the path to the Foxes first-team blocked, Benkovic admitted that it was a no-brainer to get out and assure himself of first-team football elsewhere. That meant that just a fortnight after signing for the Premier League side, the defender completed a season long loan deal with Celtic. It quickly became apparent to the 21-year-old that he would not play regularly this season [...]
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21/09 at 10:40 pm,
First Published by calciomercato.com 21 September at 23:40 Premier League giants Manchester United had reportedly held talks with a move for Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder Ruben Neves this past summer. Neves joined Wolves in what was a shocking club record move from Porto in the summer of 2017 for a fee of 16 million euros. Since then, the Portuguese star has impressed for the club, helping them climb back into the Premier League. According to the British press, United did hold talks with Neves' agent Jorge Mendes this past summer, after Jose Mourinho confirmed that he had indeed talked to Mendes but the United [...]
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21/09 at 10:38 pm,
Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez has called on the Football Association to look into Wilfried Zaha's comments ahead of this weekend's game. Crystal Palace host Newcastle at Selhurst Park tomorrow, and the Magpies will be looking for their first Premier League win of the season. Meanwhile Palace will be looking for in-form Wilfried Zaha to continue his hot streak. Following last weekend's Palace win over Huddersfield, Zaha challenged referees that don't offer him enough protection, saying: I feel like before anyone gets a red, I'd have to get my leg broken or something. Why am I getting different treatment from other players? Some people have [...]
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21/09 at 10:38 pm,
GLENN Middleton went home and cried his eyes out after being informed of his release by Norwich City after five years in their academy. So it is nice to think that, somewhere down in East Anglia this morning, amongst the number of his old pals who have passed on their congratulations, someone is quietly sobbing away about their failure to see the clear potential which the 18-year-old underlined with a remarkable European debut in Villarreal on Thursday night. The Ibrox side's first continental group stage match for seven years was running away from Rangers when the teenager, fresh from scoring his [...]
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21/09 at 10:38 pm,
TO paraphrase Shania Twain, the Canadian country/pop artist who he spent last night dutifully watching at the SSE Hydro with his family, even Rangers' best European result for years against Villarreal on Thursday night didn't impress Steven Gerrard much. Don't get me wrong, he thought they were alright. But while he was wowed by the character his team showed – and certain moments of quality his team produced – to come from behind twice at El Madrigal, this thrilling 2-2 draw was very much being kept in context on the morning after the night before. It didn't take the Englishman long [...]
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21/09 at 10:37 pm,
First rerported by westlondonsport.com Manuel Pellegrini believes Chelsea's perfect start to the Premier League season will provide even greater motivation to West Ham ahead of their derby showdown on Sunday. The two sides meet at the London Stadium with West Ham boosted by ending a four-match losing streak following their first win of the campaign against Everton last weekend. […] The post Pellegrini: West Ham determined to end Chelsea's perfect start appeared first on West London Sport. The post Pellegrini: West Ham determined to end Chelsea's perfect start appeared first on sportsdroid. [...]
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21/09 at 10:34 pm,
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21/09 at 10:30 pm,
as reported by the birmingham mail, Steve Bruce will reach another respected milestone when Aston Villa take on Sheffield Wednesday tomorrow. The claret and blues boss oversees his 100th game in charge when the Owls vist Villa Park and the plan is to move a step closer towards the top two with the first back-to-back winning home sequence of the season. Villa are in need of another victory to shake off the disappointment of another stuttering start to the season. And while Bruce has come out fighting in recent weeks following a mixed response from the fans to the opening set of results, he [...]
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21/09 at 10:30 pm,
as reported by the birmingham mail, Steve Bruce will reach another respected milestone when Aston Villa take on Sheffield Wednesday tomorrow. The claret and blues boss oversees his 100th game in charge when the Owls vist Villa Park and the plan is to move a step closer towards the top two with the first back-to-back winning home sequence of the season. Villa are in need of another victory to shake off the disappointment of another stuttering start to the season. And while Bruce has come out fighting in recent weeks following a mixed response from the fans to the opening set of results, he [...]
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21/09 at 10:30 pm,
Brendan Rodgers has admitted Celtic are nowhere near the dizzying heights they have set for themselves over the past two years – and warned fans the slump might last for an entire season. The Hoops boss aired his growing concerns after the champions laboured to a 1-0 Europa League win over Rosenborg on Thursday night thanks to a late winner from sub Leigh Griffiths . The manager must now attempt to re-energise his players ahead of tomorrow's perilous SPFL encounter on Kilmarnock 's plastic pitch. But Rodgers admits there has been an alarming lack of energy and dynamism about Celtic so far this [...]
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21/09 at 10:30 pm,
CELTIC may have made another piece of history, of sorts anyway, under their manager Brendan Rodgers with their dramatic late win over Rosenborg at Parkhead on Thursday evening. Yet, recording a victory in their opening European group game for the first time in no fewer than 15 attempts failed to disguise an undeniable truth; the double treble winners aren't currently performing at the same high level as they have done in the past two seasons. The Scottish champions certainly merited their 1-0 victory against their negative Norwegian opposition. They created enough chances to win comfortably over the course of 90 one-sided minutes. [...]
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21/09 at 10:30 pm,
CELTIC may have made another piece of history, of sorts anyway, under their manager Brendan Rodgers with their dramatic late win over Rosenborg at Parkhead on Thursday evening. Yet, recording a victory in their opening European group game for the first time in no fewer than 15 attempts failed to disguise an undeniable truth; the double treble winners aren't currently performing at the same high level as they have done in the past two seasons. The Scottish champions certainly merited their 1-0 victory against their negative Norwegian opposition. They created enough chances to win comfortably over the course of 90 one-sided minutes. [...]
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21/09 at 10:30 pm,
JOSE MOURINHO claims tiredness is for losers. [...]
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21/09 at 10:30 pm,
The 57-year-old will on Saturday rack-up 100 games in charge when Villa host Sheffield Wednesday, aiming for their second win in the space of five days View the original post here... The post Pressure a ‘sick kick' for Bruce appeared first on sportsdroid. [...]
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21/09 at 10:10 pm,
As reported by footballtransfertavern.com West Ham, having finally bagged a win, are hopeful of continuing that form, despite knowing how hard their fixtures threaten to be in the next few games. Manuel Pellegrini persisted with using an attacking style of play that was criticised by many but came to fruition against Everton in their 3-1 victory. With a more tight-knit defence and variety in midfield, West Ham could really go on to do well this season. Speaking of defensive vulnerabilities, West Ham may consider looking for back-up in January. Indeed, perhaps they should consider a move for a right-back who has the quality [...]
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21/09 at 10:09 pm,
Marcelo Bielsa's Leeds United will face Birmingham City in the Championship this weekend. [...]
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21/09 at 10:00 pm,
as reported by the sentinel.co.uk, Ashley Williams playing his part in a better dressing room at Stoke City View the original post here... The post Stoke City defender has nothing to answer for over footage says boss appeared first on sportsdroid. [...]
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21/09 at 9:55 pm,
As reported by madaboutepl.net After their 2-2 draw with Villarreal in the Europa League, Rangers return to domestic action once again on Sunday as they are due to host St Johnstone in their next Scottish Premiership fixture at the Ibrox Stadium. Steven Gerrard's troops bulldozed past Dundee as they registered a 4-0 win in their previous league fixture and it goes without saying that the Gers will be aiming to bag all three points once again this weekend against the Saints. Rangers Team News Jordan Rossiter is back in training after recovering from his ankle injury. Ryan Jack and Gareth McAuley are [...]
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21/09 at 9:52 pm,
as reported by bristolpost.co.uk, The reaction from supporters after the DW Stadium clash The post ‘I'm dreading Aston Villa after that' Bristol City fans react to Wigan Athletic defeat appeared first on sportsdroid. [...]
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21/09 at 9:49 pm,
Steven Gerrard's Ibrox club Glasgow Rangers brought Joe Worrall to Ibrox on loan from Nottingham Forest in the summer transfer window. [...]
Source: hitc.com
21/09 at 9:49 pm,
As published by hitc.com, Steven Gerrard's Ibrox club Glasgow Rangers brought Joe Worrall to Ibrox on loan from Nottingham Forest in the summer transfer window. Rangers defender Joe Worrall Rangers defender Joe Worrall has told The Scottish Sun that he is determined to establish himself in manager Steven Gerrard's starting lineup. Worrall, who joined Rangers on loan from Nottingham Forest in the summer transfer window, made the comments following the Gers' 2-2 draw with Villarreal away from home at El Madrigal in Europa League Group G on Thursday evening. The 21-year-old defender started the match for Rangers in Spain and played for the entire 90 [...]
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21/09 at 9:44 pm,
as reported by 101greatgoals.com. By Josh Barker Last Updated: September 21, 2018 9:44 pm West Ham's poor start West Ham made nine senior signings and brought in the successful Manuel Pellegrini over the summer. As a result, West Ham were expected to do quite well this season. However, the Hammers had an awful start to the 2018/19 season. They would lose their opening game 4-0 to Liverpool. West Ham then hosted Bournemouth and lost 2-1. The Hammers season would continue to get worse as they were beaten 3-1 by Arsenal and then 1-0 by Wolves. West Ham 3 Everton 1 However, West Ham [...]
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21/09 at 9:22 pm,
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Chelsea winger Pedro believes Eden Hazard is closing in on Lionel Messi as one of the best players in world football, ranking him above the likes of Gareth Bale and Kylian Mbappé. The Belgian playmaker has long been considered one of the best talents in world football, but he has seemingly never been able to hit the heights that others have managed. However, Blues teammate Pedro, who also played alongside Messi for Barcelona in multiple Champions League winning sides, claims the 27-year is closer to the Argentine superstar than many believe. Talking about Hazard, who has already scored five Premier League goals this [...]
Source: readchelsea.com
21/09 at 9:20 pm,
as reported by the4thofficial.net. Rangers will take on St. Johnstone this weekend at Ibrox where they will look to get their league campaign back on track. The 4-0 win over Dundee last weekend did bring them back in the top 4. Now they should look to continue their rise on the table. Both the sides are level on points at the moment so expect the away side to give a tough fight. The Gers are coming on the back of a confidence-boosting away draw against Villarreal who finished 5th in the La Liga last season. Gerrard can take a lot of [...]
Source: sportsdroid.net
21/09 at 9:01 pm,
as reported by the birmingham mail, Aston Villa fans counting down the days until they get their hands on the latest instalment on FIFA are in for a shock – at Jack Grealish's in-game face! FIFA 19, this year's edition of EA Sports' best-selling franchise, is released worldwide on 28 September and Villa supporters are among those looking forward to taking charge of their virtual team. Some players have accessed the early release and images from the game are already doing the rounds and the appearance of claret and blues star Grealish requires plenty of work, according to this screenshot. Villa shared the image [...]
Source: sportsdroid.net
21/09 at 9:00 pm,
as reported by the4thofficial.net. Craig Gordon was signed by Celtic when his career was going through a crisis as he was out with injuries and was without any club for close to two years after Sunderland released him. The move paid off for the Hoops as he has played a crucial role for the Glaswegian giants since joining the club in the 2014-15 season. The Scottish international has appeared in over 200 games for the Hoops and looks strong to go further. However, Rodgers cannot ignore the fact that he is 35 and there are certain chinks in his armour which [...]
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21/09 at 9:00 pm,
Nottingham Forest picked up four points from Swansea City and Sheffield Wednesday. [...]
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21/09 at 8:50 pm,
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Arsenal boss Unai Emery believes Everton will be a difficult opponent for his side on Sunday, despite the Blues most recent disappointing result against West Ham. Everton lost 3-1 to the Hammers last Sunday in Marco Silva's first truly poor performance of the season, and will be looking to hit back against the Gunners this weekend. However, the Toffees haven't ever beaten the North London side at the Emirates Stadium, while they haven't beaten the club on their own turf since 1996. However despite the odds being heavily stacked in Arsenal's favour, coach Emery believes that Everton will certainly be no walkover, with [...]
Source: readeverton.com
21/09 at 8:40 pm,
as reported by the4thofficial.net. Chelsea put on a show on their trip to Thessaloniki in the Europa League on Thursday. They beat PAOK 1-0 but could have easily scored four more on the night. This result extends their winning run at the start of the season to six games. The Blues are yet to drop a point in the league as well and will hope to keep up the momentum when they travel to London Stadium, in a mini-derby in the capital city. The Hammers, who lost each of their first four league games, finally got off the mark last week [...]
Source: sportsdroid.net
21/09 at 8:30 pm,
as reported by footballleagueworld.co.uk Sheffield Wednesday will look to bounce back from their midweek defeat when they take on Aston Villa tomorrow. The Owls had enjoyed a reasonable start to the season but knew they faced an extremely tough set of fixtures leading up to the October international break. After a draw with Stoke and a defeat at the City Ground, Wednesday travel to Villa Park on Saturday ahead of home games against Leeds and West Brom. With that in mind, Luhukay made the decision to rotate his squad in the week and could make changes again for the trip to the West Midlands. Sheffield [...]
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21/09 at 8:30 pm,
Nottingham Forest's Lewis Grabban scored his first goal for the club on Wednesday. [...]
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21/09 at 8:30 pm,
Steven Gerrard's Rangers fought back twice to seal an impressive 2-2 away draw at Villarreal in the Europa League on Thursday. [...]
Source: hitc.com
21/09 at 8:18 pm,
Norwich will face Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road on Saturday, where the Canaries will be hoping to continue a run of four games unbeaten in all competitions. Separated by just one point and four league places, the R's will know a home victory will help them leapfrog a number of clubs, as well as continue their decent run of results that have seen them go unbeaten for a month. Norwich's last game saw them triumph 2-1 over Reading at the Madejski stadium, while QPR won a 2-0 shut-out at home to Millwall. Here is how we think Norwich could line up in [...]
Source: readnorwich.com
21/09 at 8:00 pm,
Celtic picked up a last gasp win over Rosenborg in the Europa League last night. Despite failing to impress with their performance, the Scottish champions managed to pick up the all-important three points. Leigh Griffiths scored two minutes from time to secure the victory for the hosts. Popular pundit Chris Sutton has reacted to Celtic's win in Europe on his twitter account. The former Celtic star has heaped praise on Griffiths for his defining contribution. Sutton tweeted: .@btsportfootball Must win… did win… it wasn't pretty but a crucial victory for Celtic⚽️ Griffiths proving he's the man👏👏 — Chris Sutton (@chris_sutton73) September 20, 2018 Celtic have been far [...]
Source: sportsdroid.net
21/09 at 8:00 pm,
First published by rangersnews.uk Rangers are just three wins away from breaking Celtic's embarrassing stat that they just can't get over. Brendan Rodgers' side haven't won more than three league games in a row since the end of the 2016/17 campaign. It's a ridiculous stat that Rangers managed to break twice last season. With the upcoming fixtures on the […] The post Three wins and Rangers will break a record Celtic have embarrassingly failed to achieve appeared first on Rangers News. The post Three wins and Rangers will break a record Celtic have embarrassingly failed to achieve appeared first on sportsdroid. [...]
Source: sportsdroid.net
21/09 at 8:00 pm,
As published by hitc.com, Sheffield Wednesday‘s difficult run continues against Aston Villa. Sheffield Wednesday manager Jos Luhukay has challenged his players to prove their play-off credentials in the coming few weeks, continuing against Aston Villa on Saturday. Wednesday have already faced fancied sides Stoke City and Nottingham Forest since the September international break – yielding one draw and a defeat – and take on Leeds United, West Bromwich Albion and Bristol City following Saturday's trip to Villa Park. And while the Owls should have key players Fernando Forestieri, Jordan Thorniley and even Gary Hooper back for the bulk of that run, neither of those [...]
Source: sportsdroid.net
21/09 at 8:00 pm,
Newcastle desperately need their first win over the season after a miserable start. [...]
Source: hitc.com
21/09 at 8:00 pm,
Lafferty scored as Rangers drew 2-2 with Spanish side Villarreal. [...]
Source: hitc.com
21/09 at 8:00 pm,
as reported by the sentinel.co.uk, Dour Tony Mowbray not counting his chickens but has plenty to smile about these days View the original post here... The post Stoke City v Blackburn Rovers: Potteries lad underlines club ambitions says reporter appeared first on sportsdroid. [...]
Source: sportsdroid.net/
21/09 at 7:41 pm,
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West Ham midfielder Mark Noble has hailed Eden Hazard as “one of the best” players he's come up against. Speaking to the London Evening Standard, as quoted by West Ham's official club website, Noble looked ahead to his side's home clash against Chelsea this weekend and hailed Hazard. We're looking forward to playing Chelsea on Sunday, the form team in the Premier League at the moment with the form player, Eden Hazard. When you're up close and personal though, I would say that Eden is one of the best I've played against. He's so strong, so quick, he's sharper in the mind than [...]
Source: readchelsea.com
21/09 at 7:30 pm,
Liverpool fans have been hugely impressed by the start Glasgow Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has made at Ibrox. [...]
Source: hitc.com
21/09 at 7:22 pm,
Alright then. You out there. You good Everton lad you; the one who has a season ticket, the one who cares about the club, the one who can see that where we're going is a good place, and it'll take time – I like you. You keep doing you. Next up, I'm talking to the rest of you. Those weird Facebook Dads and weirder ‘football Twitter' lads that type things simply to get reactions. Yeah I do the same, but I do it better than you. You're the type to champion #SilvaOut online after the man has lost just one game in his time [...]
Source: readeverton.com
21/09 at 7:00 pm,
Ward left Nottingham Forest to join Charlton Athletic on loan last month. [...]
Source: HITC
21/09 at 7:00 pm,
Steven Gerrard's Rangers fought back to 2-2 away from Ibrox. [...]
Source: hitc.com
21/09 at 7:00 pm,
as reported by the sentinel.co.uk, Host families play a key role in a player development View the original post here... The post How you could live with a Stoke City player: Club is searching for host families – and duo explain why it's so important appeared first on sportsdroid. [...]
Source: sportsdroid.net/
21/09 at 7:00 pm,
as reported by the sentinel.co.uk, Joe Allen confident a corner is being turned in wake of his midweek winner View the original post here... The post I'm always studying the league table confesses Stoke City star appeared first on sportsdroid. [...]
Source: sportsdroid.net/
21/09 at 6:45 pm,
​Liverpool have been boosted in their pursuit of Nicolo Barella after Italian giants Juventus pulled out of the race to sign the midfielder. ​CalcioMercato report that ​Juventus were the first club to make contact with Barella over a potential transfer, but the Old Lady have been deterred as Cagliari are understood to be demanding more than €35m for the 21-year-old. Pirlo loves him and top European clubs want him - meet Cagliari's 'wunderkind' Nicolo Barella  https://t.co/QKipRNNBo3... [...]
Source: 90min.com
21/09 at 6:30 pm,
crystal palace fans
Crystal Palace fans 'Newcastle have had some tough games and played well, we have had easy games and played sh...' You can click here to read the full article. The post Crystal Palace fans with surprising comments ahead of the Newcastle match appeared first on The Mag. [...]
Source: themag.co.uk
21/09 at 6:21 pm,
Jamie Ward joined Charlton Athletic on loan from Nottingham Forest in the summer transfer window. [...]
Source: HITC
21/09 at 6:20 pm,
In the latest Blood Red podcast, Ian Doyle is joined by James Pearce, Joe Rimmer and Theo Squires to discuss the last few days of all things Anfield [...]
Source: liverpoolecho.co.uk
21/09 at 6:14 pm,
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Celtic have been left to sweat over the condition of Kristoffer Ajer ahead of their fixture against Kilmarnock at the weekend. The central defender was forced to sit out of Celtic's recent Europa League fixture against Rosenborg as he continues to recover from a virus. This did not deter the Hoops, however, as they ran out as 1-0 winners. Ajer, though, has not yet been passed fit for the clash against Kilmarnock at Rugby Park. As reported by the Daily Record, the defender has been included in Celtic's provisional squad for the match, however, his fitness is not yet certain. It's claimed that [...]
Source: readceltic.com
21/09 at 6:04 pm,
RANGERS are delighted to announce that an initial batch of this Season's hugely popular Hummel range of replica kit is available for sale. The kits can be ordered online from our new non-exclusive partner, the Elite Group via the following link https://www.thegersstoreonline.com. The link goes live at 5.30pm today.Supplies are limited but any orders that can't be fulfilled immediately will be given priority as further deliveries become available. So, don't delay. The site is expected to be busy but will be doing all it can to cope with demand.Both the home and third tops are available in all the usual [...]
Source: Rangers News
21/09 at 6:00 pm,
as reported by footballleagueworld.co.uk Stoke City will be looking to record back-to-back wins for the first time this season when they take on Blackburn Rovers at the bet365 Stadium on Saturday. Gary Rowett's men were favourites for promotion before a ball was kicked, but they have failed to live up to expectations so far. And, they will find it tough against Tony Mowbray's Rovers side who have lost just once so far. As our statpack shows, the Lancashire side have been very competitive on their return to the second-tier, with the decent points return deserved from their performances. They play a high-intensity game that requires [...]
Source: sportsdroid.net/
21/09 at 6:00 pm,
Liverpool are at home to Southampton in the Premier League on Saturday, looking to make it seven victories in succession […] [...]
Source: thisisanfielddotcom
21/09 at 6:00 pm,
Everton forward Theo Walcott says he thinks he can have even better times at Goodison Park than he enjoyed Arsenal. [...]
Source: nsno.co.uk
21/09 at 6:00 pm,
Marcelo Bielsa's Leeds United are top of the Championship and the good times are returning to Elland Road. [...]
Source: hitc.com
21/09 at 6:00 pm,
Rangers have to continue moving forward after impressive outing at Villarreal. [...]
Source: hitc.com
21/09 at 6:00 pm,
as reported by the sentinel.co.uk, Hughes made 30 signings in his four-and-a-half years in charge View the original post here... The post What happened to Mark Hughes's Stoke City signings? appeared first on sportsdroid. [...]
Source: sportsdroid.net/
21/09 at 6:00 pm,
as reported by the sentinel.co.uk, But Stoke have to mix things intelligently to make it easier on themselves View the original post here... The post Why I had some sympathy with under fire Stoke City players appeared first on sportsdroid. [...]
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21/09 at 5:53 pm,
The 32-year-old England international has fallen out of favour under new manager Maurizio Sarri and says that he may well leave in the winter [...]
Source: west ham mad
21/09 at 5:52 pm,
Get closer to Nottingham Forest than ever before by becoming a player sponsor for the 2018-19 season. With the season now well underway, there is still time to show your support for The Reds by backing one of Aitor Karanka's men [...]
Source: Forest News
21/09 at 5:52 pm,
Nottingham Forest will be aiming to make it back-to-back wins at The City Ground when Rotherham United visit tomorrow (kick-off 3pm). After the victory over Sheffield Wednesday in midweek, The Reds will be looking to build up some momentum with a [...]
Source: Forest News
21/09 at 5:47 pm,
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Everton manager Marco Silva has delivered an update on the condition of summer signing Andre Gomes. The Portugal international was a late arrival at Goodison Park during the summer transfer window, as he completed a season-long loan switch from Barcelona. However, Gomes has not yet made his Everton debut as he continues to nurse a long-standing hamstring issue. This problem was worsened as he aggravated the injury towards the end of August. The 25-year-old had reportedly further damaged his hamstring in his recovery from the problem, but Silva has clarified these claims, insisting that the midfielder is making progress in his rehabilitation. Speaking ahead [...]
Source: readeverton.com
21/09 at 5:47 pm,
Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has spoken about Rafa Benitez's future [...]
Source: chroniclelive.co.uk
21/09 at 5:46 pm,
newcastle team v crystal palace
What would be your Newcastle team v Crystal Palace? Choose your 11 from the 25 NUFC squad players listed. You can click here to read the full article. The post Which 11 players would you pick in Newcastle team v Crystal Palace on Saturday? Vote now appeared first on The Mag. [...]
Source: themag.co.uk
21/09 at 5:45 pm,
CHELSEA star Emerson Palmieri has hinted at a possible rift with Maurizio Sarri after a deleted tweet denied reports he was injured. [...]
Source: daily-star
21/09 at 5:43 pm,
The former Reds defender has spoken out about the Spaniards situation at St James' Park [...]
Source: liverpoolecho.co.uk
21/09 at 5:36 pm,
We love him but there's no question that our Arnie perhaps has a bit of Hollywood about him! And why not? It hasn't gone unnoticed that the top man has made a habit of disappearing from the action any time from the 70th minute when not unnaturally he usually receives thunderous applause as he leaves […] [...]
Source: claretandhugh.info
21/09 at 5:33 pm,
Gary Cahill says he may have to quit Chelsea in January because he is finding the lack of playing time "very difficult". [...]
Source: skysports.com