Scunthorpe manager Mark Robins has confirmed that defender David Mirfin will stay at Hartlepool for the rest of the season. However, the Iron have inserted ...
Dundee’s Scottish Premiership fixture against league leaders Celtic has been rescheduled for Wednesday, March 18. The game, which will kick-off ...
Sky Bet League One and Two clubs have been asked to consider a proposal to allow Premier League U21 clubs to take part in the Football League Trophy. Clubs ...
Baldock wins Appleton plaudits
Michael Appleton saluted right-back George Baldock's late equaliser as Oxford salvaged a point with a 1-1 draw against Morecambe. Kevin Ellison, who scored the winner when the sides met at The Globe Arena earlier in the season, fired Morecambe in front after 11 minutes. But Baldock cut in and beat three players with a superb run in the 87th minute and finished off with a shot from 18 yards into ...Read more
Wilcox hails 'spot on' York
York manager Russell Wilcox was full of praise for his side after they won 3-0 at Cambridge. The Minstermen secured the points, and only their second win in 11 fixtures, with three goals in 13 minutes either side of half-time. Wes Fletcher struck just before the interval and further strikes from Michael Coulson and Jake Hyde soon made the game safe. The result lifts York two points above the relegation ...Read more
Norwich v Wigan : team news
In-form Norwich will be without midfielder Alex Tettey when they welcome struggling Wigan to Carrow Road in the Sky Bet Championship. The Norway international was booked for the 10th time this season in Sunday's 2-0 East Anglian derby victory over Ipswich. Tettey will now miss out against Latics - when the Canaries will be searching for a seventh successive win - as well as Saturday's trip to ...Read more
Stoke manager Mark Hughes hits back at Hull boss Steve Bruce
Stoke manager Mark Hughes has hit back at Steve Bruce after the Hull boss claimed one of his players was lucky to stay on the pitch last week. Following the 1-0 Stoke victory at the Britannia on Saturday, Hughes claimed post-match that the tackle could have finished Ireland's career, and said Tigers defender Figueroa should have been shown a straight red card. He was also strongly critical of the ...Read more
Former Wigan manager Roberto Martinez praises Dave Whelan
Everton manager Roberto Martinez has paid tribute to former boss Dave Whelan following his resignation as chairman of Wigan. Martinez was Latics manager under Whelan from June 2009- May 2013 before taking over at Goodison Park. The pair guided the club to FA Cup glory in 2013 and Martinez feels Whelan’s contribution in taking the club from the lower leagues into the Premier League has increased ...Read more
Petr Cech not likely to leave Chelsea unless huge transfer fee involved
Jose Mourinho says it will take "huge money" to prise goalkeeper Petr Cech away from Chelsea this summer. Thibaut Courtois has taken over from Cech as Chelsea's No 1 this season, although the 32-year-old was in goal when they won the Capital One Cup final against Spurs on Sunday. Mourinho has always rated Cech as one of the best keepers in world football and his stance has not changed. He will ...Read more
Arsene Wenger believes Arsenal can overhaul Manchester City
Arsene Wenger believes Arsenal are currently "nowhere near" being involved in the race for the Premier League title – but is setting his sights on overtaking second-placed Manchester City. The Gunners are currently third in the table, nine points adrift of leaders Chelsea but just four behind second-placed City. Manchester United, Liverpool, Tottenham and Southampton are all in the hunt for ...Read more
Hull City midfielder Robbie Brady is out of action for up to six weeks
Hull City midfielder Robbie Brady has been ruled out of action for up to six weeks after suffering a calf injury. The 23-year-old was involved in a freak accident when falling down a hole during a training session. Hull manager Steve Bruce will take some comfort from the news, as he feared the player’s season could have been over. Bruce revealed after his side's 1-0 Premier League defeat ...Read more
Stoke C v Everton: team news
Stoke will be hunting a third Premier League win a row when they host Everton on Wednesday night. Mark Hughes’ side saw off Hull City 1-0 on Saturday, following up their dogged 2-1 win at Aston Villa from the previous weekend. Peter Crouch came off the bench to score the winner against Hull and equal Alan Shearer's record of headed goals (46) in the Premier League. They are yet to string ...Read more
Tranmere v Wycombe : team news
Team news for Tuesday's League Two clash between Tranmere Rovers and Wycombe Wanderers at Prenton Park. Josh Thompson should come back into Tranmere's squad to face League Two high-fliers Wycombe. The defender missed the weekend's loss to Cheltenham with concussion but Rovers boss Micky Adams is hopeful he can welcome him back given his dearth of options in that area of the pitch. Michael Ihiekwe, ...Read more
Hutton earns his money. He's no pampered pooch like too many players today. Stop trying to turn football into a non-contact sport. Hutton wouldn't have looked out of place in the Leeds team of the 70's! Up the Villa!!!!
Think everyone is being a little harsh on Pellegrini. They played some awesome stuff last season and their dip in form this season has been strange but there are a range of factors to consider as to why. Kompany has been poor, Aguero injured a lot, Toure out of form and the whole squad in general seems to be nearing the end of its cycle. The team is "old" and City need to revamp the team and get some young players in. FFP may be an issue but knowing City they'll find a way around it. I still expect them to finish second though, and it would be nice if the club hierarchy came out with a statement of support for Pellegrini.
Not quite sure why Sherwood is considered so much more of a chancer than about 80 percent of football managers. It's not rocket science, and there's no single route to success. Redknapp thrived for years using what appears to be a similar template. If he keeps Villa up it would be a pretty decent achievement.
10 years ago, Italian teams were challenging and winning the champions league. They had some of the best teams in Europe. Compare the Milan team of 2005 with the current one, if you can. Do the same with the other teams. I think it is pretty clear that the overall standard has dropped dramatically in the past ten years and results in Europe prove it. I didnt think there was any doubt about that.
Courtinho was Liverpool's second best player last season without doubt, only all the pundits were highlighting Sterling and Henderson in a world cup year. Courtinho was largely forgotten in the media clamour to stake claims for Henderson who was pants, worse than Gerrard, and blind alley Sterling who was also pants.
I have been one of PCs biggest critics, lots of ball action but very little output in my opinion but even I can't deny how good that goal was and how crucial to the result. I still think that Coutinho is tremendously wasteful but if he can score a few more goals like that and throw in a few assists he will be quite the player. He is crucial to Liverpools creativity but I have not noticed any natural symbiosis with any of the strikers.
Fair play to Aberdeen, they came to play, but after a decent first half they fell to pieces. 4 going on 8, some shocking wastes of chances from Celtic in the 2nd half. The silence of the lambs ;)
It's not over for Burnley - other clubs are feeling the pressure and showing signs of cracking. To clubs around them who are over-extended relegation would be a disaster. To the Clarets staying up is a bonus.