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Lecce vs Chievo preview - Cosmis hoping to build on Viola victory

Posted Sunday, January 22, 2012 by PA71 hits

Lecce coach Serse Cosmi hopes his team's triumph at Fiorentina last weekend will be a turning point in their season and spark the club in its bid to avoid the drop. The win - courtesy of David Di Michele's second-half penalty - was significant considering it lifted Lecce off the foot of the standings ahead of the game against Chievo. The result marked the Salentini's third win of the season an...Full Story »

Inter Milan vs Lazio preview - Ranieri looking to extend winning run

Posted Sunday, January 22, 2012 by PA139 hits

Inter Milan are riding a six-match winning streak in Serie A but coach Claudio Ranieri is aware they need to keep that run going if they are to cut the six-point deficit on league leaders Juventus. The Nerazzurri go into the game against Lazio at the San Siro full of confidence after last Sunday's 1-0 triumph over AC Milan saw them climb to fifth place. Ranieri's men followed that result with ...Full Story »

Real Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao preview - Pique wants El Clasico form

Posted Sunday, January 22, 2012 by PA101 hits

Gerard Pique wants Barcelona to take their form against Real Madrid into the Primera Division as they prepare for Sunday's trip to Malaga. The Catalans put one foot in the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey with a 2-1 victory at the Bernabeu in the first leg on Wednesday, making it five wins and no defeats from their last seven matches at the home of their bitter rivals. Barca also beat Madrid in...Full Story »

Dalglish praises ‘fantastic’ Liverpool forward Bellamy

Posted Saturday, January 21, 2012 by 61 hits

Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish will continue to use veteran forward Craig Bellamy sparingly over the remainder of the campaign, an indication of how important the injury-prone Welsh international is to his club's cause. Bellamy, 32, is certain to play some part in his team's visit to struggling Bolton, a game Liverpool hope will allow them to maintain the push towards a top-four finish and a ...Full Story »

Niger plan to leave positive impression on Cup debut

Posted Saturday, January 21, 2012 by YAHOO Sport32 hits

LIBREVILLE, Jan 21 (Reuters) - African Nations Cup debutants Niger are under no illusions about their chances of success at the tournament in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea but aim to leave a positive impression, team advisor Roland Courbis has said. “We are firmly determined to play an excellent tournament. We want to have a Nations Cup where we leave a good impression,” the former Ol...Full Story »

Tevez return 'impossible' - Onuoha close to QPR; City boss plays down card-waving row

Posted Saturday, January 21, 2012 by skysports.com145 hits

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini is willing a conclusion to the arduous Carlos Tevez transfer saga and maintains there is no chance the striker will return to the club. As revealed by Sky Sports sources, Tevez's advisor, Kia Joorabchian, has now opened preliminary discussions with Paris Saint Germain over a potential move for the former City captain. City have also been involved in re...Full Story »

Inter of no interest to Lucas - Brazilian starlet plans to shun European interest

Posted Saturday, January 21, 2012 by skysports.com67 hits

Lucas: Happy in his homeland and has no intention to speak with Inter Milan Sao Paulo starlet Lucas has no desire to make a move to Italian giants Inter Milan, claims his representative Wagner Ribeiro. The 19-year-old is considered to be a hot prospect, with the highly-rated forward having already won 10 senior caps for Brazil. It does not take long for South American talent to register on th...Full Story »

Barton launches rant at Warnock

Posted Saturday, January 21, 2012 by The Sun67 hits

JOEY BARTON has launched an explosive tirade at his former QPR boss Neil Warnock.The midfielder called the conduct of Warnock "embarrassing" and compared his managerial style to that of fictional England coach Mike Bassett. It comes after Warnock — who was sacked by the Premier League club 12 days ago — said he was 'poisoned' by players using Twitter to speak to owner Tony Ferna...Full Story »

Wolves vs Aston Villa preview - Johnson fitness boost for Wolves

Posted Saturday, January 21, 2012 by PA63 hits

Wolves skipper Roger Johnson is set to be fit for the home Barclays Premier League derby with Aston Villa after missing the FA Cup replay against former club Birmingham with an ankle injury. Full-back Kevin Foley (ankle) and winger Matt Jarvis (hamstring) are also expected to be available after being ruled out of the shock third round exit at Molineux. Nine-goal top scorer Steven Fletcher will...Full Story »

Real Betis vs Sevilla preview - Espinosa cannot call derby clash

Posted Saturday, January 21, 2012 by PA166 hits

Real Betis may have recent form on their side heading into their showdown with city rivals Sevilla, but goalkeeper Casto Espinosa insists neither team can be considered favourites for the derby. After a dismal run that saw them pick up just one point from 10 matches, promoted Betis bounced back in style with successive victories over Valencia, Atletico Madrid and Sporting Gijon either side of C...Full Story »

Stirling Albion vs Cowdenbeath preview - Cawley banned for East Fife clash

Posted Saturday, January 21, 2012 by PA62 hits

Stirling Albion are without suspended midfielder John Cawley as interim manager Greig McDonald looks to lead his side to three wins in three games against one of his former clubs East Fife. Goalkeeper Sam Filler remains out with a broken hand with everyone else in the Albion squad available for McDonald to pick from. "I was at East Fife for over seven years and really enjoyed my time there," s...Full Story »

Airdrie United vs Dumbarton preview - Owens' goal is to be fit for Dumbarton clash

Posted Saturday, January 21, 2012 by PA44 hits

Airdrie winger Graeme Owens is a doubt for the home clash with Dumbarton with a place in the play-off zone available to the winners. Manager Jimmy Boyle's search to bring in a goalkeeper and a full-back to bolster his squad so far proving fruitless. Boyle is determined his men get into the top four as he said: "Our aim at the start of the season was to make the play-offs and that remains our a...Full Story »

Norwich vs Chelsea preview - Torres is still `terrific' - Lambert

Posted Saturday, January 21, 2012 by PA84 hits

Norwich manager Paul Lambert has backed Fernando Torres to come good despite the Chelsea striker's goal famine. Lambert also believes the Spaniard's poor form has nothing to do with the #50m price tag around his neck. City take on Chelsea at Carrow Road on Saturday with on-form striker Grant Holt, bought for #400,000, having scored eight Premier League goals this season and Torres having sco...Full Story »

Everton vs Blackburn Rovers preview - Moyes hails `great ambassador' Neville

Posted Saturday, January 21, 2012 by PA61 hits

Everton captain Phil Neville celebrates his 35th birthday on Saturday with manager David Moyes hailing his professionalism. Neville, who has just under 18 months remaining on his Toffees contract, found his first-team place under threat earlier this season but he is now firmly ensconced back in the line-up. Moyes believes there is still a place in the high-tempo Barclays Premier League for pla...Full Story »

Atalanta vs Juventus preview - Juve aim to continue good defensive record

Posted Saturday, January 21, 2012 by PA67 hits

Juventus go into Saturday's game at Atalanta boasting the stingiest defence in Serie A. So far, the Bianconeri have yet to lose in the competition after letting in just 12 goals in 18 games. But goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon says he and the team's backline do not deserve all the praise. "It's true that our defence is doing well," Buffon told "But this is thanks to the work of ...Full Story »

Sunderland vs Swansea City preview - O'Neill - Transfer market has been on back burner

Posted Saturday, January 21, 2012 by PA55 hits

Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill has admitted he is yet to launch a concerted bid to strengthen his squad during the January transfer window. Despite being linked with a series of names in recent weeks, O'Neill has insisted the winter market has not been a priority during his spell on Wearside to date, although he revealed last Friday that he intended to sit down with owner and chairman Ellis Sho...Full Story »

Villas-Boas says Torres can cope with pressure

Posted Friday, January 20, 2012 by YAHOO Sport95 hits

Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas insists struggling striker Fernando Torres can cope with the mental pressure of competing with Didier Drogba for a place in the team. Former Blues boss Carlo Ancelotti—now in charge at Paris St Germain—this week suggested Chelsea would have to sell Drogba to get the best out of Torres because the Ivory Coast forward's imposing personality can intimi...Full Story »

Libya takes own chef to prepare players' food

Posted Friday, January 20, 2012 by xinhuanet.com40 hits

BATA, Equatorial Guinea (AP)—Libya’s players will enjoy a taste of home despite being away at the African Cup of Nations. Tunisian chef Salah Mrad will prepare halal meat and traditional North African dishes such as couscous and chicken meshui to ensure the squad has a familiar diet at the tournament in Equatorial Guinea and Gabon. Rice, pasta, fresh fish, fruit and vegetables will...Full Story »

Neymar to play for Santos until 2014

Posted Friday, January 20, 2012 by YAHOO Sport200 hits

Neymar, the Brazilian star who will turn 20 in February, said he plans to continue playing for the Santos Football Club until July 2014. He was in Montevideo to receive the accolade of best player in the Americas, awarded by the Uruguayan newspaper El Pais. "I do not plan to go now, I have many things to do in Santos," he said when asked by reporters about European clubs that are trying to h...Full Story »

Beckham snubbed Prem offers - Midfielder spurned interest from top-flight to stay in LA

Posted Friday, January 20, 2012 by skysports.com90 hits

David Beckham: Turned down interest from the Premier League to remain at Galaxy Former England captain David Beckham has revealed 'one or two' clubs tried to bring him back to the Premier League before he committed to LA Galaxy. The ex-Manchester United star re-signed for the Major League Soccer side on a two-year deal on Thursday to end speculation over his future. At one stage French giants...Full Story »

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