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Neil Aspin hails ‘perfect tonic’ as Port Vale bounce back at Oldham

Posted Sunday, October 21, 2018 by PA2 hits

Port Vale manager Neil Aspin lauded the “perfect tonic” for his players after they sealed a 1-0 victory at Oldham.Vale were looking to bounce back from three consecutive league defeats – most recently 6-2 at home to leaders Lincoln – and Tom Pope’s first-half penalty saw them achieve their goal.Aspin’s men forced a stunning early save when Nathan Smith’s...Full Story »

Dundee United held by Inverness in Neilson’s home debut

Posted Saturday, October 20, 2018 by PA0 hits

Robbie Neilson took a point in his first home game in charge of Dundee United as Inverness came from behind to draw 1-1.Goalkeeper Mark Ridgers was called into action in the 32nd minute when he denied Billy King after Pavol Safranko had chested the ball into his path.Safranko saw a shot blocked and Fraser Aird also had an effort blocked by the keeper, while Inverness defender Brad McKay almost t...Full Story »

Republic of Ireland still capable of qualifying for Euro 2020 – Martin O’Neill

Posted Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by PA26 hits

A defiant Martin O’Neill is convinced the Republic of Ireland have what it takes to mount a genuine bid for Euro 2020 qualification despite a difficult Nations League campaign.Ireland’s hopes of firing themselves back into the race for top spot in Group 4 of League B with victory over Wales at the Aviva Stadium fell flat as Harry Wilson’s second-half free-kick clinched a 1-0 wi...Full Story »

Michael O’Neill envious of Edin Dzeko’s talents as Bosnia beat Northern Ireland

Posted Tuesday, October 16, 2018 by PA13 hits

Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill could only look on with envy as Edin Dzeko proved the match winner for Bosnia and Herzegovina in Sarajevo.O’Neill’s side hit the post three times as their run of away games without a goal extended to six, but Bosnia had no such issues as Dzeko punished mistakes in either half in a 2-0 Nations League win.The opener came in the 27th minute...Full Story »

Martin O’Neill defends Republic amid discussions about their style

Posted Monday, October 15, 2018 by PA12 hits

Martin O’Neill has defended his Republic of Ireland team after seeing their style of play described as “primitive” by Denmark midfielder Thomas Delaney.Ireland belatedly opened their Nations League account with a point from a dour 0-0 draw with the Danes in Dublin on Saturday evening 11 months after achieving a similar result in Copenhagen in the first leg of a World Cup play-o...Full Story »

O’Neill defends Hendrick after Burnley man incurs Denmark’s wrath

Posted Sunday, October 14, 2018 by PA18 hits

Martin O’Neill leapt to Jeff Hendrick’s defence after the midfielder was confronted by furious Denmark players during Saturday evening’s 0-0 Nations League draw in Dublin.The Burnley midfielder incurred the wrath of the Danes five minutes into the game at the Aviva Stadium when he dispossessed midfielder Thomas Delaney as he attempted to put the ball into touch to allow Ireland...Full Story »

Robbie Neilson makes winning start as Dundee United boss

Posted Sunday, October 14, 2018 by PA5 hits

Robbie Neilson started his Dundee United reign with a 2-1 win at Partick Thistle.The former MK Dons and Hearts boss took over at Tannadice on Monday and got off to the perfect start thanks to goals from Fraser Aird and Pavol Safranko.Dundee United took the lead on the stroke of half-time when Fraser Fyvie played in Sam Stanton, who flighted the ball to the back post where Aird was on hand t...Full Story »

Michael O’Neill not worried by potential Nations League relegation

Posted Saturday, October 13, 2018 by PA16 hits

Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill insisted he was more interested in developing players than avoiding Nations League relegation after a 1-0 loss to Austria left his team bottom of their group.Marko Arnautovic’s second-half goal left Northern Ireland without a point in League B Group 3, and they must beat Bosnia and Herzegovina in Sarajevo on Monday to keep their fate in their ...Full Story »

Partick Thistle vs Dundee United: Neilson vows to help King rediscover his best form

Posted Saturday, October 13, 2018 by PA87 hits

Robbie Neilson has vowed to help former Hearts pupil Billy King rediscover his best form after they were reunited at Dundee United.It was Neilson who gave wideman King his big break while he was Tynecastle boss.However, he has struggled to produce on a consistent basis since his move to Tayside last summer and has found himself the target of the Tannadice boo boys.But speaking ahead of his first...Full Story »

Republic of Ireland vs Denmark - O’Neill targets Nations League victory over Denmark

Posted Saturday, October 13, 2018 by PA56 hits

Republic of Ireland boss Martin O’Neill is targeting Nations League victory over Denmark to ease the pain of the last meeting between the sides.The Danes won 5-1 in Dublin in November last year to deny Ireland a trip to the World Cup finals. Denmark were inspired by hat-trick hero Christian Eriksen when they romped to victory at the Aviva Stadium in November last year.With the Tottenham st...Full Story »

Neil Aspin has injury concerns ahead of Port Vale’s clash with leaders Lincoln

Posted Friday, October 12, 2018 by PA41 hits

Port Vale boss Neil Aspin has several injury concerns ahead of his side’s home game against League Two leaders Lincoln.However, at his pre-match press conference Aspin did not name those who were nursing knocks but Manny Oyeleke, Cristian Montano (knee) and Scott Quigley all require more time to recover from their problems.James Gibbons has been struggling with a groin injury recently and ...Full Story »

Harris hails Millwall display in Villa win

Posted Sunday, October 07, 2018 by PA6 hits

Boss Neil Harris was pleased Millwall’s back-to-basics approach paid off as they beat managerless Aston Villa 2-1 at The New Den.Millwall were without a win since August but goals from Shane Ferguson and Tom Elliott cancelled out Tammy Abraham’s early opener in the week Villa parted company with Steve Bruce. It could have been worse for Villa as Millwall had chances to inflict more p...Full Story »

Neil Harris hopes dramatic draw at Forest can help stop the rot

Posted Thursday, October 04, 2018 by PA16 hits

Neil Harris hopes Lee Gregory’s 90th-minute equaliser at the City Ground – and the 2-2 draw that it secured against Nottingham Forest – will be a turning point in their season.Aitor Karanka’s side looked to be in charge after goals from Joe Lolley and Joao Carvalho, either side of a 14-minute break for floodlight failure, had given them a 2-0 lead.But Shaun Williams pulle...Full Story »

Jay Harris could boost Tranmere

Posted Monday, October 01, 2018 by PA22 hits

Midfielder Jay Harris is expected to be available for Tranmere’s Sky Bet League Two clash with leaders Lincoln at Prenton Park.Harris has been nursing a groin issue and missed Saturday’s 1-1 draw at MK Dons.Rovers remain without Ritchie Sutton (leg), Liam Ridehalgh and Evan Gumbs (both knee).Micky Mellon’s 15th-placed side have won only one of their last five league games.Linco...Full Story »

Harris: Lions need to show some teeth

Posted Sunday, September 30, 2018 by PA19 hits

Neil Harris has called on his Millwall dressing room to stand up and make themselves counted after surrendering a lead in their 3-2 defeat to Sheffield United.David McGoldrick’s double condemned the Lions to a seventh Championship game without a victory, despite Billy Sharp missing a first-half penalty.The Blades striker atoned to score the opener but Jake Cooper and Lee Gregory found the ...Full Story »

Neil Lennon says Hibernian need to start taking their chances

Posted Sunday, September 30, 2018 by PA4 hits

Neil Lennon bemoaned Hibernian’s inability to kill off St Mirren during his side’s 1-0 victory. David Gray headed home Stevie Mallan’s cross in the 14th minute to move Hibs up to second in the Ladbrokes Premiership. Hibs dominated the opening 45 minutes but failed to end the game as a contest before St Mirren stirred and could have easily grabbed a point.Simeon Jackson forced A...Full Story »

Clarke-Harris on target to earn draw for Sky Blues

Posted Saturday, September 29, 2018 by PA20 hits

Jonson Clarke-Harris scored an equaliser as Coventry hit back to earn a point from a 1-1 home draw against Sunderland in Sky Bet League One.Clark-Harris netted after 68 minutes for the home side to earn a draw as Lee Cattermole had put the visitors ahead with 49 minutes gone. There was little to cheer from both sides in a lacklustre opening period with the only bright moment falling to Sunderlan...Full Story »

I’m still the man to lead Dundee, says boss Neil McCann

Posted Sunday, September 23, 2018 by PA7 hits

Neil McCann insists he is still the man to turn Dundee around, but will not be seeking assurances over his job from Dens Park chief John Nelms.The Dark Blues manager faced fresh boos from the angry Dee support as his side lost again to Hibernian on Saturday.The 3-0 defeat leaves them bottom of the Ladbrokes Premiership without a point after six straight losses.But asked if he was convinced he wa...Full Story »

Cardiff City vs Manchester City - Neil Warnock sweating on Cardiff 'niggles'

Posted Saturday, September 22, 2018 by PA49 hits

Neil Warnock will make a late call on the Cardiff side to take on Premier League champions Manchester City.The Cardiff manager says has to assess “one or two niggles” picked up in training, as well as the effects of a virus which has affected the camp this week.On-loan midfielder Harry Arter should be fit after being forced off by illness at Chelsea last weekend, but Aron Gunnarsson ...Full Story »

Bury wait on Neil Danns ahead of Carlisle clash

Posted Thursday, September 20, 2018 by PA27 hits

Midfielder Neil Danns will be monitored ahead of Bury’s clash with Carlisle.Danns fell awkwardly in the closing stages of last week’s win at Swindon and had to be substituted.Ryan Lowe’s side are looking for a fourth consecutive league win against Carlisle.Dom Telford is available after a minor injury, but fellow forward Jermaine Beckford remains sidelined with a knee problem.J...Full Story »

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