Irvine given no cause to be nasty

Posted Saturday, October 25, 2014 by PA

Affable West Brom boss Alan Irvine claims he does have a Glaswegian "nasty side" but is thankful his in-form players have hardly caused him to bare his teeth yet.The Scot is quickly winning over his doubters after an impressive start to life as a top-flight head coach.His appointment was met with derision by many Albion fans when chairman Jeremy Peace brought him in to replace Pepe Mel in the s...Full Story »

Leicester are learning - Pearson

Posted Saturday, October 25, 2014 by PA

Nigel Pearson wants Leicester to learn from their mistakes as they bid to end their winless run.The Foxes go to Swansea on Saturday after collecting just one point from their last three games in the Barclays Premier League to put the brakes on an impressive start.Leicester lost 1-0 at Newcastle last week after a 2-0 defeat at Crystal Palace and a 2-2 draw with Burnley and manager Pearson knows ...Full Story »

Allardyce: Song can be our Yaya

Posted Saturday, October 25, 2014 by PA

Sam Allardyce believes on-loan midfielder Alex Song will be a "Yaya Toure-type signing" for West Ham this season.Song swapped the Nou Camp for Upton Park when he moved from Barcelona in August and the 26-year-old has helped lift the Hammers to fourth in the Barclays Premier League table.West Ham's strong start will be given a rigorous examination when they host defending champions Manchester Ci...Full Story »

Poyet relishing Arsenal test

Posted Saturday, October 25, 2014 by PA

Gus Poyet admits he would love to be pulling on his boots against Arsenal on Saturday as Sunderland attempt to exorcise the ghost of their Southampton nightmare.Seven days after succumbing to an horrendous 8-0 defeat at the St Mary's Stadium - a reverse which the Barclays Premier League's dubious goals panel has now ruled included three own goals - the Black Cats will line up against Arsenal at...Full Story »

Rodgers admits defensive issues

Posted Saturday, October 25, 2014 by PA

Under-fire striker Mario Balotelli's spell in the headlines has helped deflect attention from Liverpool's real problem but manager Brendan Rodgers knows that is something which cannot be ignored.The Reds have kept just one clean sheet in their last 18 matches and a summer overhaul of the defence has not rectified an increasingly worrying issue.This season Liverpool have conceded 19 times, two m...Full Story »

No new worries for Koeman

Posted Saturday, October 25, 2014 by PA

Ronald Koeman can select the same squad that thumped Sunderland 8-0 for Saturday's Premier League clash with Stoke at St Mary's.Southampton have no new injury concerns ahead of three games in eight days.Koeman will make precious few changes for Wednesday's immediate Capital One Cup rematch with Stoke, ahead of next weekend's away league trip to Hull.The ex-Feyenoord boss admitted it will be "st...Full Story »

Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben says Jose Mourinho and Louis van Gaal honed his mind and body

Posted Friday, October 24, 2014 by Telegraph.co.uk

Dutch winger has worked under the Chelsea and Manchester United managers and both have been important influences in his rise and renaissance On my head, son: Bayern Munich's Arjen Robben gives his two-year-old, Kai, a ride. Jose Mourinho made him mentally tough, Louis van Gaal banished his injury nightmares, but it is Pep Guardiola who has given Arjen Robben his place in football paradise. Ro...Full Story »

Sunderland manager Gus Poyet admits he could have been sacked after 8-0 defeat at Southampton

Posted Friday, October 24, 2014 by Telegraph.co.uk

Uruguayan struggling to come to terms with humilation of loss but is has been helped by backing of supporters ahead of visit of Arsenal So lonely: Only hunger forced Sunderland manager Gus Poyet out of his house after the humiliation of the 8-0 defeat at Southampton Sunderland manager Gus Poyet has argued his team’s performance in the 8-0 defeat at Southampton last weekend was so bad tha...Full Story »

Balotelli facing police investigation over alleged threatening behaviour towards a woman

Posted Friday, October 24, 2014 by Goal.com

Greater Manchester Police have confirmed that an incident is being looked into after a member of the public was reportedly confronted by the striker for taking photographs Mario Balotelli is being investigated for allegedly making verbal threats towards a woman, Greater Manchester Police have confirmed. The Liverpool striker reportedly took offence to a woman taking photos of his Ferrari in ...Full Story »

Fergie under attack! Former Man United boss blasted for 'betraying' Moyes

Posted Friday, October 24, 2014 by Talksport

Sir Alex Ferguson has been accused of ‘betraying’ David Moyes after breaking his silence on his fellow Scot’s disastrous Manchester United reign. In an updated version of his book, My Autobiography, Ferguson has pointed the finger squarely at Moyes for the club’s struggles last season and rubbished suggestions he hand-picked his successor. Ferguson has also insisted it ...Full Story »

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