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Mascherano plays down rumours of Sampaoli bust-up

Posted Monday, June 25, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com103 hits

Javier Mascherano insists there has been no bust-up between players and Argentina boss Jorge Sampaoli ahead of their crunch World Cup match against Nigeria. The South Americans are on the verge of a group-stage exit in Russia after a shock 1-1 draw with Iceland and a thumping 3-0 defeat to Croatia. A win over Nigeria on Tuesday in their final Group D game may be enough for them to sneak into...Full Story »

Blame me, not Caballero - Sampaoli defends goalkeeper after blunder

Posted Friday, June 22, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com86 hits

The Chelsea keeper's mistake teed up Ante Rebic for the opening goal of a heavy defeat on Thursday, but his coach insists he is at faultArgentina head coach Jorge Sampaoli insists he should take the blame for their dramatic 3-0 World Cup defeat to Croatia and not goalkeeper Willy Caballero. The 36-year-old - only starting in Russia after Sergio Romero withdrew from the squad due to a knee inj...Full Story »

Jorge Sampaoli concedes Lionel Messi is limited by Argentina team-mates

Posted Friday, June 22, 2018 by PA51 hits

Jorge Sampaoli has admitted Lionel Messi is limited by the current Argentina team, with the two-time World Cup winners facing possible early elimination after a 3-0 loss to Croatia.The 1978 and 1986 champions could fail to make it out of their group in Russia having picked up just one point from their opening two games following Thursday night’s defeat against the Croatians, who have progr...Full Story »

Argentina(N) vs Croatia - Sampaoli’s Argentina searching for identity ahead of Croatia clash

Posted Thursday, June 21, 2018 by PA117 hits

Jorge Sampaoli admits he has yet to establish a clear footballing identity with Argentina as he prepares to make tactical changes for the clash with Croatia.The two-time world champions were held to a surprise 1-1 draw by Iceland in their Group D opener after Lionel Messi had a second-half penalty saved.Coach Sampaoli, who took the job little over a year ago, wants to avoid going into the final ...Full Story »

Sampdoria chief confirms Torreira's €30m Arsenal transfer

Posted Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by Goal.com72 hits

The Serie A club have confirmed that their 22-year-old midfielder will leave for the Premier League once the World Cup has finishedSampdoria president Massimo Ferrero has confirmed that Lucas Torreira has left the club to join Arsenal for €30 million (£26m/$35m). The midfielder is currently in Russia as part of the Uruguay squad for the World Cup, and is expected to complete his tr...Full Story »

Argentina boss Jorge Sampaoli defends Lionel Messi after penalty miss

Posted Sunday, June 17, 2018 by Skysports.com123 hits

Lionel Messi was left dejected following the 1-1 draw with Iceland Argentina boss Jorge Sampaoli defended star player Lionel Messi after he missed a penalty in their 1-1 draw with Iceland. Messi's spot-kick, saved by Iceland goalkeeper Hannes Halldorsson, summed up his team's afternoon against the tournament's least-populated country. Although Argentina took an early lead through Sergio Aguer...Full Story »

Sam Allardyce reveals envy for England boss Gareth Southgate

Posted Thursday, June 14, 2018 by Express.co.uk92 hits

Sam Allardyce admits he is envious of England boss Gareth Southgate SAM ALLARDYCE admits he would not have been as brave as Gareth Southgate when it comes to trusting in youth. And the former England manager would have tried to get his successor on board if he had not been dismissed for comments he made to an undercover reporter about ways to get round third-party ownership. He still believes...Full Story »

Arsenal 'on the verge' of signing Sampdoria's Lucas Torreira

Posted Monday, June 11, 2018 by Express.co.uk321 hits

The defensive midfielder has been on the club's radar for a number of weeks, with Napoli also vying for the 22-year-old's signature Talk of a deal had went cold since the start of June, with Arsenal ready to switch their attention elsewhere. But according to Italian news agency, ANSA, Torreira's move is now close to completion thanks to Sampdoria. The Serie A outfit have secured the signature...Full Story »

Samuel Umtiti on new deal: My priority was always Barcelona stay

Posted Tuesday, June 05, 2018 by Tribalfootball.com53 hits

Samuel Umtiti is delighted with his new five-year contract at Barcelona. Umtiti left France's international camp to pen the new deal - which has a release clause of €500 million - and to discuss it, before returning to Paris to continue Les Bleus' preparations for the World Cup. "I'm very happy and proud to renew with Barcelona and I'm actually a little nervous about it because it mean...Full Story »

Wayne Rooney to DC United: Showdown talks due with Everton manager Sam Allardyce

Posted Monday, May 14, 2018 by Dailystar.co.uk68 hits

Wayne Rooney's future at Everton could be sorted out this week The Toffees hope a meeting with the Goodison boss will help convince the England striker to reject a move to the USA. Rooney, 32, has held talks with MLS outfit DC United and could end his Premier League career this summer. The US transfer window opens up on July 10 and DC United hope to complete a deal then. But Rooney still has...Full Story »

Sam Allardyce’s Everton future unclear after season-ending loss at West Ham

Posted Monday, May 14, 2018 by PA34 hits

Manuel Lanzini scored twice as West Ham claimed a 3-1 win in what could be an ignominious end to Sam Allardyce’s reign as Everton boss.Goals from Lanzini either side of a Marko Arnautovic effort which Jordan Pickford should have done better with earned the Hammers victory in what could also be David Moyes’ last game as boss.Allardyce, the former England and West Ham manager, was booe...Full Story »

Huddersfield Town vs Arsenal - Same again for Huddersfield?

Posted Friday, May 11, 2018 by PA64 hits

Huddersfield boss David Wagner will select from an unchanged squad for his side’s last Premier League game of the season at home against Arsenal. Wagner has no new injury concerns following Wednesday night’s draw at Chelsea, which secured them another season in the top flight. Tom Ince is hoping to feature after recovering from a hamstring injury, while Michael Hefele (knee), Eli...Full Story »

Neal Eardley and Sam Habergham eyeing Lincoln comebacks

Posted Friday, May 11, 2018 by PA48 hits

Lincoln hope to have Neal Eardley and Sam Habergham available for the first leg of their play-off semi-final against Exeter.Eardley was forced out of the Imps’ home draw against Yeovil last week and fellow defender Habergham has missed the last three matches.Both players are expected to shake off their respective injuries in time to feature, while boss Danny Cowley has no major new problem...Full Story »

Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira hints at Premier League switch

Posted Tuesday, May 08, 2018 by squawka.com106 hits

Sami Khedira has expressed his "fascination" with the Premier League, opening the door for a move away from Juventus when his contract expires next season. Khedira, 31, has been with the Old Lady since signing on a free transfer from La Liga giants Real Madrid in 2015, but the German international has admitted that he  wants to play "in as many Leagues as possible" before he retires. Co...Full Story »

Same again for Sheffield Wednesday against Norwich

Posted Friday, May 04, 2018 by PA36 hits

Sheffield Wednesday boss Jos Luhukay could choose from an unchanged squad for his side’s home game against Norwich.Luhukay has no new injury concerns following last week’s goalless draw at Wolves, but may make one or two changes.Marco Matias is hoping to make his first start since February following injury and suspension, while Jordan Rhodes and George Boyd are also pushing for recal...Full Story »

Same again for Gillingham against Plymouth

Posted Friday, May 04, 2018 by PA42 hits

Gillingham have no fresh injury concerns ahead of their final Sky Bet League One clash of the season against Plymouth.The Gills secured their League One status last weekend after substitute Elliott List scored a stoppage-time equaliser in a 1-1 draw at Bristol Rovers.Billy Bingham has been absent since October with a thigh injury and remains unavailable.Aaron Morris, who has not featured at all ...Full Story »

Sam Allardyce says he is doing all he can to win over Everton fans

Posted Sunday, April 29, 2018 by PA36 hits

Everton boss Sam Allardyce said there is nothing more he can do to win over the club’s fans after his side’s 2-0 victory at Huddersfield.Allardyce was not the most popular appointment at Goodison Park when he replaced Ronald Koeman in November and has come under increasing pressure from fans.Everton supporters unfurled a banner saying: “Our survey says get out of our club&rdquo...Full Story »

Sammon scores from spot as Partick Thistle claim vital point

Posted Sunday, April 29, 2018 by PA23 hits

Conor Sammon scored a dramatic last-minute penalty to breathe life into Partick Thistle’s bid to avoid relegation as they salvaged a 1-1 draw at St Johnstone.With the Jags trailing to a first goal of the season from Saints skipper Joe Shaughnessy, the on-loan Hearts striker calmly converted a spot-kick secured when another replacement, Ryan Edwards, was tripped in the box by midfielder Lia...Full Story »

Sam Matthews treble downs Solihull Moors

Posted Saturday, April 28, 2018 by PA43 hits

Sam Matthews hit a hat-trick as rampant Eastleigh crushed Solihull Moors 4-1 in the National League.The midfielder on-loan from Bournemouth stole the show with the first three goals as the visitors ended a run of four straight defeats to finish the season in style.Matthews opened the scoring in the 34th minute, sweeping home a cut-back from Chris Zebroski.He doubled his tally in the 52nd minute ...Full Story »

Yeovil’s Sam Surridge could start against Mansfield

Posted Friday, April 27, 2018 by PA35 hits

Yeovil could recall fit-again forward Sam Surridge to the starting XI for the Sky Bet League Two match against play-off hopefuls Mansfield.Surridge, who has 10 goals this season, returned from a hamstring problem to come off the bench in Tuesday night’s 0-0 draw against Forest Green Rovers.Defender Daniel Alfei and midfielder James Bailey (both knee) are continuing their recovery.Midfielde...Full Story »

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