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Southend suffer Sam Barratt blow

Posted Friday, August 17, 2018 by PA31 hits

Southend manager Chris Powell has suffered a major blow with the news that Sam Barratt will be out “long term” with a knee injury.Barratt will have a second consultation next week to determine the exact extent of the problem, but Powell has been told by the club’s medical staff that the midfielder will be sidelined for some time.Fellow midfielder Luke Hyam is doubtful as he con...Full Story »

Milan vs. Genoa, Sampdoria vs. Fiorentina postponed following tragic bridge collapse

Posted Friday, August 17, 2018 by ESPN106 hits

Serie A has postponed the weekend's opening Serie A fixtures involving Genovese clubs Genoa and Sampdoria following the bridge collapse that killed at least 39 people in the Ligurian city on Tuesday, after calls to postpone all the league's games. Sampdoria were due to host Fiorentina on Sunday evening while Genoa were scheduled to travel to AC Milan, but both games will now be played at a la...Full Story »

Wigan without Dan Burn as Sam Byram eyes league bow for Nottingham Forest

Posted Friday, August 17, 2018 by PA37 hits

Wigan should be back to full strength against Nottingham Forest after making eight changes for their Carabao Cup duties in midweek.The much-altered Latics lost 3-1 at Rotherham taking their goals conceded to eight in three games – making defender Dan Burn’s ongoing injury absence a concern.Nathan Byrne could be ready to play his first minutes of the season after working back to fitne...Full Story »

Man United defender Chris Smalling and wife Sam Cooke take dog on cafe date

Posted Tuesday, August 14, 2018 by Caughtoffside.com89 hits

Playing with Alexis Sanchez since January has clearly had a big impact on Chris Smalling. He, like the former Arsenal star, now counts a canine companion among his best friends. Alexis made golden retrievers Atom and Humber famous via his Instagram account by constantly sharing photos of his hairy pals. But not even Alexis went as far as taking his dog on a cafe date. After being an unus...Full Story »

Southend could be without Luke Hyam and Sam Barratt for Brentford test

Posted Monday, August 13, 2018 by PA30 hits

Southend could be without Luke Hyam and Sam Barratt for the visit of Brentford in the Carabao Cup.Hyam missed Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Plymouth with a slight hamstring problem while Barratt was unavailable due to a knee injury.Boss Chris Powell is unlikely to risk either player unless they are fully fit.Teenage midfielder Michael Klass came off the bench for his Football League debut against...Full Story »

New season, same problems for Southampton as Burnley come away with point

Posted Sunday, August 12, 2018 by PA32 hits

Southampton ground out a goalless draw against Burnley to pick up the new Premier League season where they left off the last.Jack Cork and Burnley will no doubt contest the offside call that denied the former Saints midfielder a first-half breakthrough.But, beyond that chalked-off finish, this St Mary’s Stadium clash lacked the final-third quality for either side to wrestle victory.FULL TI...Full Story »

Morecambe continue without Sam Lavelle as they aim for early recovery

Posted Saturday, August 11, 2018 by PA34 hits

Morecambe are still without defender Sam Lavelle as they face Exeter in their first Sky Bet League Two home game of the campaign.The 21-year-old suffered a leg injury in pre-season and is expected to be missing until mid-September.His absence was felt on the opening day as Jim Bentley saw his side thrashed 6-0 at Crewe.It remains to be seen if new signing AJ Leitch-Smith will feature, the forwar...Full Story »

Steve McClaren to select from same squad for first home game as QPR boss

Posted Friday, August 10, 2018 by PA28 hits

Steve McClaren has no fresh injury concerns as he prepares for his first home match as QPR boss when Sheffield United visit Loftus Road.Defender Darnell Furlong remains unavailable and no date has been set for his recovery from a long-term knee injury.The prognosis over his fellow defender Grant Hall is more promising, however, after his comeback following seven months out with a knee issue was ...Full Story »

Navas: I have the same desire to leave Real Madrid as to die

Posted Thursday, August 09, 2018 by Goal.com106 hits

Champions League-winning goalkeeper Keylor Navas is hell-bent on staying at Real Madrid despite the arrival of Thibaut Courtois. Navas has helped Madrid to three successive European crowns but the Costa Rica international's future is in doubt after the Spanish giants agreed a deal with Chelsea for Courtois. Belgian star Courtois will sign a six-year contract at the Santiago Bernabeu, however...Full Story »

McCann refuses to criticise Hamilton but hints Samson should have seen red

Posted Sunday, August 05, 2018 by PA13 hits

Dundee boss Neil McCann refused to point the finger of blame at goalkeeper Jack Hamilton – but hinted St Mirren custodian Craig Samson should have been sent off.Hamilton gifted the Buddies their late winner in Paisley when he stepped on the ball, allowing Ryan Flynn to tee up Danny Mullen for his second goal of the day.But the frustrated Dens manager indicated he thought Samson should have...Full Story »

Samir Nasri doping ban increased following appeal

Posted Thursday, August 02, 2018 by Skysports.com111 hits

Samir Nasri's six month ban has been increased to 18 months Samir Nasri has had his doping ban increased from six to 18 months following an appeal against the original sanction by UEFA's ethics and disciplinary inspector. In February, Nasri was given a six-month ban after receiving an intravenous treatment at a Los Angeles clinic in breach of the World Anti-Doping Agency's rules. UEFA's ethic...Full Story »

Aberdeen 1-1 Burnley: Sam Vokes scores late for Clarets

Posted Friday, July 27, 2018 by Skysports.com55 hits

Sam Vokes celebrates scoring for Burnley Sam Vokes scored a late equaliser to earn Burnley a 1-1 draw in the first leg of their Europa League second-round qualifying clash with Aberdeen on Thursday. Gary Mackay-Steven put the Scottish Premiership side ahead with a penalty in the 19th minute after James Tarkowski fouled Sam Cosgrove. It looked like being a frustrating evening for Burnley in th...Full Story »

Sam Vokes earns Burnley a draw as they return to European football at Aberdeen

Posted Friday, July 27, 2018 by PA39 hits

Burnley substitute Sam Vokes struck a crucial late away goal to deny Aberdeen a famous Europa League win at Pittodrie.The Dons led through Gary Mackay-Steven’s penalty from the 19th minute and were more than holding their own until Vokes flicked the ball over two defenders’ heads and fired into the roof of the net to make it 1-1 with 10 minutes left.Finances suggested the game should...Full Story »

Conor Sammon’s Betfred Cup double delights Motherwell boss Stephen Robinson

Posted Wednesday, July 25, 2018 by PA27 hits

Motherwell manager Stephen Robinson was delighted to see Conor Sammon prove his goalscoring credentials in a 2-0 Betfred Cup win over Queen of the South on Tuesday evening.Sammon netted his first two goals since joining on loan from Hearts and linked up well with Ryan Bowman before the latter went off injured.Robinson said: “The two forwards combined really, really well – people told...Full Story »

Sammon scores brace to kick-start Motherwell career

Posted Wednesday, July 25, 2018 by PA28 hits

Conor Sammon kick-started his Motherwell career with a double against Queen of the South as last season’s Betfred Cup runners-up overcame a real threat to their chances of progression.A draw and penalties reverse at Stranraer on Saturday had left Motherwell five points off the top of Group G but Sammon netted twice in the first half as Motherwell triumphed 2-0 at Fir Park.Stephen Robinson&...Full Story »

Deschamps tells World Cup-winning France squad life will never be the same again

Posted Monday, July 16, 2018 by PA79 hits

France manager Didier Deschamps was left soaked in beer, champagne and sweat after celebrating World Cup glory with his delirious squad – a moment he will cherish alongside the crowning achievement of his playing career.A 4-2 win over Croatia at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium earned Deschamps access to one of football’s most elite clubs, those who have lifted the World Cup as both c...Full Story »

Samuel Umtiti keen to banish memory of Euro 2016 by lifting the World Cup

Posted Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by PA43 hits

Match-winner Samuel Umtiti is targeting World Cup glory as he attempts to erase the memory of his Euro 2016 heartache.The Barcelona defender headed France to a 1-0 semi-final victory over Belgium in St Petersburg and into Sunday’s showdown with either Croatia or England and a chance to make up for the bitter disappointment of a final defeat by Portugal two years ago.Asked if he was a good ...Full Story »

Aguero ignores Argentina coach Sampaoli in thank you message

Posted Tuesday, July 03, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com126 hits

Sergio Aguero has omitted the Argentina management staff from a thank you message posted on Instagram on Monday Jorge Sampaoli and his Argentina coaching staff were noticeable omissions from a thank you message posted by Sergio Aguero on Instagram. Argentina crashed out of Russia 2018 courtesy of a 4-3 last-16 defeat to France on Saturday to compound a poor tournament that saw them scrape in...Full Story »

'Other-worldly' Neymar and Ronaldo on the same level as Messi - Casemiro

Posted Saturday, June 30, 2018 by Goal.com82 hits

Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar are "from another world", with the duo rated at the same level as Lionel Messi by Brazil midfielder Casemiro. Neymar's Brazil take on Mexico in the World Cup's round of 16 having looked increasingly strong in the group stages of Russia 2018. Ronaldo and Messi also remain in the tournament, with Portugal and Argentina on track to meet in the quarter-finals if they...Full Story »

Jorge Sampaoli: I was instructing Lionel Messi vs. Nigeria, not consulting him

Posted Saturday, June 30, 2018 by ESPN104 hits

Cezaro De Luca/Getty Images Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli says he was informing rather than consulting Lionel Messi in an exchange during the team's last World Cup match that some media interpreted as him ceding authority to the celebrated forward. Much has been made of the footage of the discussion before Sampaoli brought on striker Sergio Aguero as a substitute during the 2-1 win over Niger...Full Story »

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