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Norwich City vs Swansea City preview - Lambert gives Swans due respect

Posted Friday, October 14, 2011 by PA

Norwich manager Paul Lambert believes every game in the Barclays Premier League is difficult and thinks Saturday's clash with Swansea is no different. The Canaries come into the match on the back of an impressive performance at reigning champions Manchester United, although they eventually lost 2-0 at Old Trafford. After a two-week break, Norwich face fellow promoted side Swansea at Carrow Roa...Full Story »

Chelsea FC vs Everton preview - Villas-Boas plays down talk of job for life

Posted Friday, October 14, 2011 by PA

Andre Villas-Boas has played down talk he could stay at Chelsea for the rest of his career, admitting he had expected to be at Porto for many years. Blues chairman Bruce Buck last week declared the club may finally have found their Sir Alex Ferguson figure in Villas-Boas, claiming the 33-year-old could end up staying at Stamford Bridge for 15 years. That is the maximum time Villas-Boas plans t...Full Story »

Wigan Athletic vs Bolton Wanderers preview - Martinez not interested in early league standings

Posted Friday, October 14, 2011 by PA

Wigan boss Roberto Martinez insists it would be wrong for anyone to draw conclusions from the current state of the Premier League table. If they did, Manchester United would be claiming the title, with Manchester City and Chelsea in hot pursuit. Rather more surprisingly, Newcastle could be looking at a Champions League berth and Arsenal would be in a relegation fight. Much closer to home, bot...Full Story »

Stenhousemuir vs Dumbarton preview - Warriors look to learn from Airdrie lesson

Posted Friday, October 14, 2011 by PA

Stenhousemuir are again without experienced duo Kevin McKinlay and Paul McHale as they host Dumbarton. Defender McKinlay has a shoulder problem while midfielder McHale is missing with a foot complaint. The Warriors, who are third in the Second Division, have been told to start this clash much better than their recent encounter at Airdrie, where they were three-nil down at half-time. Assistant...Full Story »

Forfar Athletic vs Arbroath preview - Loons and Red Lichties braced for derby clash

Posted Friday, October 14, 2011 by PA

Forfar will bring in Greg Paterson to replace suspended goalkeeper Adam McHugh for their local derby with league leaders Arbroath at Station Park. The sixth-placed Loons will also be missing defenders Greg Ross and Craig Wilson as they look to bounce back after consecutive defeats to Dumbarton and East Fife. Assistant manager Ian Campbell said: "This is a huge game for us due to the local natu...Full Story »

Cowdenbeath vs Stirling Albion preview - Naismith misses out for Blue Brazil

Posted Friday, October 14, 2011 by PA

Cowdenbeath will be without on-loan Rangers striker Kal Naismith when they face Stirling. Naismith misses out due to a knee injury as second place meets fourth in the Second Division. Defender Thomas O'Brien has also been ruled out through illness, with player/boss Colin Cameron, Dean Brett and Kenny Adamson all facing late fitness tests. Dene Droudge and Danny Mackay remain sidelined with lon...Full Story »

Brechin City vs Airdrie United preview - Brechin aim to turn fortunes around

Posted Friday, October 14, 2011 by PA

Brechin will be missing Jim Lister for the visit of Airdrie as the striker starts a two-game ban. Manager Jim Weir will also be unable to call upon defender Gerry McLauchlan, midfielder Craig Molloy and striker Derek Carcary through injury. There was some good news for the Glebe Park boss, however, as Graham Weir and Paul McManus are expected to shake off a flu virus to feature in a game that ...Full Story »

Catania vs Inter Milan preview - Problems mount for Ranieri

Posted Friday, October 14, 2011 by PA

Inter Milan coach Claudio Ranieri has plenty of injury concerns heading into the Serie A match at Catania. The Nerazzurri are without injured Julio Cesar, Christian Chivu, Philippe Coutinho and Wesley Sneijder - all set to recover in time for Tuesday's Champions League match at Lille. Andrea Ranocchia and Joel Obi are also absent through suspension and to complicate matters for Ranieri, his si...Full Story »

Albion Rovers FC vs East Fife preview - Basement battle at Coatbridge

Posted Friday, October 14, 2011 by PA

Bottom club Albion will be without suspended midfielder Scott Chaplain as they look to leapfrog over fellow strugglers East Fife at the foot of the Second Division table. Player/coach Danny Ferry, captain Ciaran Donnelly and midfielder Steven Canning have also been ruled out through injury, however manager Paul Martin is hopeful that Joseph Acquah will be fit enough to take his place on the sub...Full Story »

Queens Park Rangers vs Blackburn Rovers preview - Warnock expects response

Posted Friday, October 14, 2011 by PA

QPR manager Neil Warnock has been pleased by his team's response to the 6-0 drubbing at Fulham and expects Blackburn to feel the backlash tomorrow. Having performed well since their promotion, QPR looked a shell of their normal self at Craven Cottage as Andrew Johnson's hat-trick saw Fulham romp to their first Barclays Premier League victory of the season. Warnock was understandably disappoint...Full Story »

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