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Dundee vs Ross County preview - Rae poised for Dundee return

Posted Friday, October 14, 2011 by PA

Dundee look set to hand a second debut to midfielder Gavin Rae against Ross County at Dens Park. Former Scotland international Rae, who started his career at Dens Park before leaving for Rangers, quit Cardiff in the summer and has signed an initial deal until January. Striker Jake Hyde has been ruled out with a knee injury, but midfielder Nicky Riley and front man Leighton McIntosh are expecte...Full Story »

Real Madrid vs Real Betis preview - Espinosa: We won`t change footballing philosophy

Posted Friday, October 14, 2011 by PA

Goalkeeper Casto Espinosa is adamant Real Betis will not abandon their football principles when they visit Real Madrid on Saturday. Betis' flying start to the season was punctured before the international break with defeats to Getafe and Levante ending a four-match winning streak which had seen them top the table on their return to the top flight. A trip to the Bernabeu is probably not the kin...Full Story »

Napoli vs Parma preview - Mazzarri praises togetherness in squad

Posted Friday, October 14, 2011 by PA

Napoli coach Walter Mazzarri has hailed his team's spirit ahead of the home match against Parma. The Azzurri moved to third in the standings after an impressive 3-0 triumph at Inter Milan last time out and are unbeaten at the San Paolo stadium this season. Mazzarri believes their success is a consequence of their togetherness. "When I speak to our fans I see that they have understood the grea...Full Story »

Barcelona vs Racing Santander preview - Rodriguez: We are in good shape

Posted Friday, October 14, 2011 by PA

Barcelona forward Pedro Rodriguez expects his team-mates to be fit and firing for the Primera Division clash with Racing Santander despite the interruption of the international break. Barca coach Pep Guardiola lost no fewer than 13 members of his first-team squad to the recent raft of friendlies and qualifiers for both Euro 2012 and the World Cup, with the club's Brazilian and Argentinian conti...Full Story »

Fulham vs QPR preview - Warnock eyes first Cottage victory

Posted Saturday, October 01, 2011 by PA

QPR boss Neil Warnock has declared he finally has a team capable of ending his Craven Cottage hoodoo ahead of Sunday's west London derby. Rangers make the short trip to Fulham this weekend for the first ever top-flight meeting between the neighbours, who have only squared off 27 times in more than a 100 years. Fifteen of those games have come at Craven Cottage, a stadium Warnock has visited hi...Full Story »

Swansea vs Stoke City preview - Pulis challenges Potters to avoid Euro hangover

Posted Saturday, October 01, 2011 by PA

Stoke boss Tony Pulis does not want to see a successful week end on a sour note again when his team face Swansea in the Barclays Premier League on Sunday. The Potters go into the clash at the Liberty Stadium on the back of two impressive results over the past few days, a 2-1 come-from-behind victory against Turkish side Besiktas in the Europa League on Thursday and last weekend's 1-1 draw with ...Full Story »

Tottenham vs Arsenal preview - Wenger tracked Modric progress

Posted Saturday, October 01, 2011 by PA

Arsene Wenger knew all about the talents of Luka Modric before Tottenham signed the Croatian midfielder. The Gunners boss takes his Arsenal team to Tottenham on Sunday for a north London derby which doubles up as a celebration of his 15th anniversary in charge. If Arsenal are to come away with anything they will need to contain the play-making talents of the man Tottenham refused to sell to ...Full Story »

Bolton vs Chelsea preview - Coyle staying positive

Posted Saturday, October 01, 2011 by PA

The fighter in Owen Coyle goes into battle with Chelsea on Sunday bearing the scars of a wretched start to the season, but confident he will eventually come out smiling. A lengthy injury list and a difficult run of fixtures means Bolton and boss Coyle head into their Reebok Stadium clash with the Blues rock bottom of the Barclays Premier League. Bolton have lost five of their six league games ...Full Story »

Juventus vs AC Milan preview - Ibrahimovic fit to face former club

Posted Saturday, October 01, 2011 by PA

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon is not getting carried away by his team's positive start to the campaign ahead of the visit of defending champions AC Milan. The Turin giants go into the encounter at the Juventus Arena as one of just three teams unbeaten in the league. Last weekend's 1-1 draw at Catania lifted Antonio Conte's side level on eight points with Udinese at the top of the standi...Full Story »

Novara vs Catania preview - Granoche `goal` still torments Tesser

Posted Saturday, October 01, 2011 by PA

Novara host Catania with coach Attilio Tesser still crying foul over the decision which cost his side a point last weekend. A controversial offside call cost Novara an equaliser with one minute to go in their Serie A game at Atalanta. The promoted outfit ended up losing 2-1 to drop to 15th in the standings. Video replays suggested Pablo Granoche's goal should have been allowed though, and Tes...Full Story »

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