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Wolves vs Blackburn Rovers preview - Johnson in contention

Posted Saturday, March 10, 2012 by PA111 hits

Wolves skipper and defender Roger Johnson is included in the squad for their home Barclays Premier League clash with Blackburn after being disciplined for being in an unfit condition to train on Monday. Johnson, dropped for the past two games, and on-loan Tottenham defender Sebastien Bassong, who has recovered from a hamstring injury, are in contention after the 5-0 defeat at Fulham last weeken...Full Story »

Juventus have Conte, Bonucci dismissed in Bologna draw

Posted Thursday, March 08, 2012 by YAHOO Sport22 hits

March 7 (Reuters) - Juventus had coach Antonio Conte and defender Leonardo Bonucci sent off as they were held 1-1 at Bologna on Wednesday, missing their chance to pull level with Serie A leaders AC Milan. Marco Di Vaio, whose numerous past clubs include Juventus, gave Bologna a first-half lead before Mirko Vucinic replied in the second half to give Juventus their fifth draw in their last six Se...Full Story »

Bologna vs Juventus preview - Conte concentrating on Bologna

Posted Wednesday, March 07, 2012 by PA287 hits

Juventus coach Antonio Conte has demanded maximum concentration from his players ahead of Wednesday's rescheduled game at Bologna. The Turin giants travel to the Renato Dall'Ara stadium looking to put last Saturday's 1-1 draw against Chievo behind them. The result - Juve's fourth draw in five games - left them three points behind Serie A leaders AC Milan. However, victory would see Conte's sid...Full Story »

Juventus vs Chievo preview - Conte surprised by Juve run

Posted Saturday, March 03, 2012 by PA89 hits

Juventus coach Antonio Conte admits he is pleasantly surprised by his team's unbeaten campaign so far in all competitions. The Turin giants host Chievo tomorrow on the back of last weekend's 1-1 draw at AC Milan. The result was Juventus' third draw in four league games. "We may have drawn a few games recently but we certainly haven't lost," Conte said. "We are still unbeaten after 24 rounds ...Full Story »

Conte sorry for all the tension

Posted Sunday, February 26, 2012 by ESPN106 hits

Juventus coach Antonio Conte has apologised for the ugly scenes at half-time during his side's 1-1 draw with title rivals AC Milan on Saturday. The Bianconeri kept their Serie A bid on track with a late Alessandro Matri strike after Antonio Nocerino had put Milan ahead in the 14th minute. The game was overshadowed by some odd refereeing decisions which saw Milan's Sulley Muntari have a goal ...Full Story »

Conte: Ibra absence changes nothing

Posted Saturday, February 25, 2012 by ESPN28 hits

Juventus manager Antonio Conte played down the absence of AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic will not change his side's approach to the potential title-decider. Ibrahimovic was sent off on 5 January in the match against Napoli for slapping Salvatore Aronica and was banned by the disciplinary committee for three matches. Milan appealed against the ban but was rejected on Thursday, leaving t...Full Story »

Juventus coach Conte: Referee was 'perfect' against Catania

Posted Monday, February 20, 2012 by YAHOO Sport11 hits

Juventus coach Antonio Conte was at pains to praise the performance of referee Christian Brighi after Saturday night's 3-1 victory over Catania. The Bianconeri boss sparked controversy after the midweek draw with Parma by claiming that Serie A officials have been afraid to award his side penalties this season. Conte then moved to try to defuse the situation on Friday by arguing that he is not ...Full Story »

Juventus vs Catania preview - Conte fuming over Parma draw

Posted Saturday, February 18, 2012 by PA51 hits

Juventus coach Antonio Conte heads into Saturday's Serie A match against Catania lamenting decisions which went against his team in Wednesday's goalless draw at Parma. Referee Paolo Silvio Mazzoleni twice waved away penalty appeals from the visitors as the Bianconeri had to settle for a point which left them a point behind leaders AC Milan - and left Conte far from satisfied. "Perhaps there is...Full Story »

Juventus back Conte about penalty decisions

Posted Friday, February 17, 2012 by YAHOO Sport28 hits

Juventus has come out in support of coach Antonio Conte following his comments against refereeing decisions after the 0-0 draw at Parma in the Serie A. Conte was left fuming after Juve had two penalty shouts turned down on Wednesday, and he accused referees of being too “scared to give penalties to Juve.” On Thursday, the club released an official statement in which it says it R...Full Story »

Conte regrets not working with Capello

Posted Saturday, February 11, 2012 by YAHOO Sport44 hits

Antonio Conte has worked under some of the best coaches in Italian football but the current Juventus boss admits to having regrets that former England manager Fabio Capello is not among that illustrious list. "I've worked with the most successful coaches (Marcello) Lippi, (Carlo) Ancelotti, (Giovanni) Trapattoni, (Dino) Zoff, (Arrigo) Sacchi but also (Eugenio) Fascetti and (Carlo) Mazzone," sai...Full Story »

Conte: Milan clash too close to call

Posted Wednesday, February 08, 2012 by ESPN65 hits

Juventus coach Antonio Conte believes Wednesday's Coppa Italia semi-final first leg against AC Milan is too close to call. Milan beat Lazio 3-1 at the San Siro to book their place in the last four as Juve overcame Roma 3-0, and Conte is confident both sides will give the competition their all alongside battling it out at the top of Serie A, where Juve are currently top of the league with one ...Full Story »

Marseille hosts Lyon in match between contenders

Posted Thursday, February 02, 2012 by YAHOO Sport37 hits

PARIS (AP)—In-form but depleted Marseille hosts Lyon in a match that could deal a blow to the title hopes of the losing team Sunday in the French league. Marseille and Lyon are the only French teams still in the running in four competitions. Both qualified for the last 16 of the Champions League and of the French Cup and have very little room for error in the domestic league. Lyon is in ...Full Story »

Conte unhappy with Parma postponement

Posted Thursday, February 02, 2012 by ESPN93 hits

Juventus tactician Antonio Conte believed that his side’s Tuesday Serie A encounter against Parma could have proceeded had it been rescheduled in the afternoon. The clash at the Stadio Ennio Tardini was postponed due to extreme snowy conditions which rendered the pitch unplayable. "There's 10 centimeters of snow, but we could already have known that the weather would be like this about...Full Story »

Parma vs Juventus preview - Conte expects tough game from Parma

Posted Tuesday, January 31, 2012 by PA117 hits

Juventus coach Antonio Conte expects Parma to provide his title-chasing team with a stern test at the Ennio Tardini stadium. The Turin giants maintained their one point lead at the top of the Serie A table with a 2-1 win over Udinese on Saturday. The result was Juve's third victory in their last four league games and allowed them to remain unbeaten this season. Despite his side's impressive f...Full Story »

Chievo 0 : 3 Lazio - Lazio stay in contention

Posted Sunday, January 29, 2012 by PA20 hits

Lazio remain on the fringes of the Serie A title race after an impressive 3-0 win at Chievo. Edy Reja`s side could have been forgiven for being out of sorts at Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi having been dumped out of the Coppa Italia in midweek, but they responded in the best possible manner. Hernanes got them up and running in the first half and, although they had to wait until the closing sta...Full Story »

Juventus vs Udinese preview - Conte: Udinese game is six-pointer

Posted Saturday, January 28, 2012 by PA69 hits

Juventus coach Antonio Conte has stressed the importance of his side's home game against Udinese to his players as they look to stretch their advantage at the Serie A summit. The Turin giants go into the encounter unbeaten and holding a one-point lead at the top of the standings at the halfway stage of the campaign. Conte's men followed last weekend's 2-0 triumph at Atalanta with a 3-0 midweek...Full Story »

Lecce vs Juventus preview - Conte set to play waiting game with Borriello

Posted Sunday, January 08, 2012 by PA130 hits

Coach Antonio Conte is not ready to hand new signing Marco Borriello his debut when Juventus travel to Lecce. Borriello has joined table-topping Juve on a six-month loan deal from Roma. With strikers Simone Pepe, Alessandro Matri, Mirko Vucinic, Alessandro Del Piero and Fabio Quagliarella all available for Sunday's game, Borriello will have to play the waiting game to earn his first start at...Full Story »

Antonio Conte: Juventus has exceeded all expectations

Posted Wednesday, December 21, 2011 by YAHOO Sport34 hits

Juventus coach Antonio Conte is of the opinion that his team has exceeded all expectations so far this season.The Old Lady sits top of Serie A, courtesy of a 15-game unbeaten run. The Turin-based outfit has yet to taste defeat in the league this season and has a two-point cushion over AC Milan and Udinese."So far Juve have gone beyond all expectations, including mine and we are in a beautiful mo...Full Story »

Udinese vs Juventus preview - Conte hails table-topping Juve

Posted Wednesday, December 21, 2011 by PA89 hits

Juventus coach Antonio Conte has showered his team with praise ahead of the showdown at Udinese where the Turin giants will look to ensure themselves of top spot in Serie A heading into 2012. Juve go into their final game of the year boasting a two-point lead over AC Milan and Udinese at the top of the standings following last weekend's 2-0 triumph over Novara. Another victory would therefore ...Full Story »

Mourinho content with Real Madrid

Posted Tuesday, December 13, 2011 by ESPN130 hits

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho insisted he would not want to swap positions with arch rivals Barcelona ahead of Wednesday's Copa del Rey clash with Ponferradina. The capital club's 15-match winning run came to a halt on Saturday night with a 3-1 home defeat in the first Clasico of the season, lifting Pep Guardiola's champions level on points with Mourinho's men at the La Liga summit - and to...Full Story »

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