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Conte: Fighting on two fronts is tiring Juventus out

Posted Thursday, April 24, 2014 by Goal.com169 hits

The coach stressed he has a lot of respect for Benfica, who have just clinched the Portuguese league title, and says there is no margin for error in Thursday's meeting Antonio Conte has conceded that his Juventus side are tiring as they fight on two fronts ahead of Thursday's Europa League clash with Benfica. Juve are on the brink of retaining their Serie A title and will move a step closer ...Full Story »

Juventus vs Bologna preview - Buffon praises boss Conte

Posted Saturday, April 19, 2014 by PA61 hits

Juventus captain Gianluigi Buffon is full of admiration for the job club coach Antonio Conte has done so far. Conte has led Juve to back-to-back Serie A titles and is on course to guide the Turin giants to clinch an historic third with his sight eight points clear of nearest rivals Roma going into Saturday's home match against Bologna. "Even this year Conte has been extremely important in term...Full Story »

Juve and Conte put contract talks off until summer

Posted Thursday, April 17, 2014 by YAHOO Sport77 hits

Antonio Conte will hold talks over a contract extension at the end of the season, Juventus general director Giuseppe Marotta has claimed.Conte is set to guide the Serie A giants to their third successive title, with his side leading second-placed Roma by eight points with five matches to play. European success has eluded Conte in his reign at Juve so far, but that could change with the club s...Full Story »

Sturridge in contention for Liverpool's clash with Norwich

Posted Thursday, April 17, 2014 by YAHOO Sport74 hits

Liverpool says it will give Daniel Sturridge “every opportunity to prove his fitness” ahead of Sunday’s Premier League clash with Norwich City. The 24-year-old was forced off during Liverpool’s 3-2 win over Manchester City last Sunday with a hamstring injury and the club confirmed the forward has suffered a “small strain”. Sturridge has scored 20 goals in th...Full Story »

Conte: Juve is where it belongs

Posted Sunday, April 13, 2014 by YAHOO Sport44 hits

Juventus coach Antonio Conte says he is happy to see his side battling in two competitions at this point in the season, but stressed the Serie A race remains wide open. Rudi Garcia's Roma made it seven league wins in a row against Atalanta to cut the gap between the club and Juve, which makes the trip to Udinese on Monday, to five points. Meanwhile, the Bianconeri are through to the Europa Leag...Full Story »

Udinese vs Juventus preview - It's all good experience - Conte

Posted Monday, April 14, 2014 by PA179 hits

Juventus coach Antonio Conte expects the challenge of competing for honours on two fronts to invigorate rather than hinder his ambitious players. Victory at Udinese on Monday night would see Juve pull eight points clear of Roma - 3-1 winners against Atalanta on Saturday - in the Serie A table ahead of the five-game run-in, while Portuguese league leaders Benfica await in the semi-finals of the ...Full Story »

Juventus not champions yet, says Antonio Conte

Posted Tuesday, April 08, 2014 by Goal.com144 hits

The Bianconeri now sit eight points clear of Roma with just six games remaining but the boss insists the title race is far from over Juventus coach Antonio Conte is adamant that his side still have a lot of work to do before they can relax, insisting the league isn't over just yet. The Old Lady sit eight points clear of second-placed Roma with just six games remaining following their 2-0 vic...Full Story »

Juventus vs Livorno preview - Conte has eye on Euro progress

Posted Monday, April 07, 2014 by PA129 hits

Juventus host Livorno on Monday with an eye on this week's Europa League return leg in Turin. The Bianconeri bounced back from their second Serie A loss in the campaign - a 2-0 defeat at Napoli last time out - with a 1-0 triumph at Lyon in last week's first leg of their quarter-final tie. Leonardo Bonucci's goal put Juve in command. Elimination from the Europa League would be a major setback ...Full Story »

Atalanta vs Sassuolo preview - Colantuono content with form

Posted Sunday, April 06, 2014 by PA79 hits

Atalanta coach Stefano Colantuono is very happy with the way his team is playing going into Sunday's home match against Sassuolo. The Bergamaschi head into the encounter riding a club record six-match winning run in Serie A. Last weekend's 2-0 triumph at Bologna lifted the Bergamo side to seventh place. "To have won six straight games in Serie A is difficult," Colantuono said. "More so for a ...Full Story »

Ramsey in contention for Arsenal's trip to Everton

Posted Friday, April 04, 2014 by YAHOO Sport74 hits

The 23-year-old has not featured for the Gunners since Boxing Day because of a thigh injury but has returned to training ahead of the clash at Goodison Park, while left back Nacho Monreal may be available after recovering from a foot problem. Abou Diaby has also resumed full training having been sidelined for more than a year after suffering an anterior cruciate ligament injury. "Aaron [Ramsey...Full Story »

Tottenham have not been good enough against title contenders, admits Sherwood

Posted Monday, March 31, 2014 by Goal.com94 hits

The London outfit have secured just one point in eight games involving the top-four sides, and the 45-year-old believes he now needs to start "assessing" his side Tim Sherwood admits Tottenham "have not been good enough" against the Premier League's title contenders and believes his side are out of the running to secure fourth place. Sunday's 4-0 defeat at Liverpool has left the club eight p...Full Story »

You're title contenders! Man City boss Manuel Pellegrini says Chelsea CAN win the league

Posted Monday, March 31, 2014 by hits

MANUEL PELLEGRINI has rubbished Jose Mourinho's claim that Chelsea are out of the title race. HE'S TALKING RUBBISH: Pellegrini says Mourinho's team are very much in the title race Mourinho seemingly waved the white flag after Saturday's shock defeat at Crystal Palace insisting his side are now out of the running. But Manchester City boss Pellegrini - who has clashed with Mourinho several time...Full Story »

Roberto Mancini a shock contender to replace Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger

Posted Sunday, March 30, 2014 by 199 hits

ROBERTO MANCINI has emerged as a shock contender to replace Arsene Wenger at Arsenal. ARSENAL BOUND? Could Mancini return to the English game with Arsenal? That is according to football pundit Andy Gray, who reckons the former Man City boss would be an ideal candidate should Wenger quit the Gunners. Frenchman Wenger is yet to sign a new deal with the North London club and Italian Mancini, wh...Full Story »

Hull City 0-2 Manchester City: Dzeko & Silva keep Pellegrini’s men in title contention

Posted Saturday, March 15, 2014 by Goal.com79 hits

The Spanish midfielder scored one and set up another as the visitors recovered from the early red card to captain Vincent Kompany Manchester City overcame the early dismissal of Vincent Kompany to beat Hull City 2-0 and keep up the pressure on Premier League leaders Chelsea. Captain Kompany saw red in the opening 10 minutes on Saturday after hauling down Nikica Jelavic as the striker looked ...Full Story »

Xavi: All three Liga contenders are favorites

Posted Thursday, February 27, 2014 by YAHOO Sport54 hits

Barcelona midfielder Xavi has insisted the club is still on course to record a treble. The Catalans suffered a 3-1 defeat to Real Sociedad to fall three points behind in the title race to Real Madrid, whom they also play in the Copa del Rey final in April. However, Madrid faces city rivals Atletico this weekend in La Liga, which could give Barca, who host Almeria, the opportunity to take adva...Full Story »

Juventus vs Chievo preview - Conte calls for greater focus

Posted Sunday, February 16, 2014 by PA86 hits

Juventus coach Antonio Conte has criticised his side's performance in last weekend's draw at Hellas Verona and demanded a drastic improvement in Sunday's game against Chievo. The Turin giants looked to be heading for their 20th win of the campaign after taking a 2-0 lead only to concede two second-half goals and have to settle for a point. "I'm very unhappy that we conceded two goals against a...Full Story »

Former West Brom striker donates entire contents of his house to charity instead of moving it all

Posted Saturday, February 15, 2014 by YAHOO Sport177 hits

Everyone has that moment (or 100) while enduring the frustrations of moving when they wish they could just get rid of all their stuff instead of meticulously packing it up and just buy all new things when they reach their new home. When you're a professional footballer, this is something you can actually do. So upon agreeing to terminate his contract with West Brom and signing with his hometow...Full Story »

Airdrie United vs Brechin City preview - Diamonds duo back in contention

Posted Saturday, February 15, 2014 by PA51 hits

Bottom-of-the-table Airdrie will have Darren McCormack and Gregor Buchanan back in their squad after suspension for the home game against Brechin. But Jamie Bain is banned and long-term absentees Chris O'Neill (groin), Grant Drummond (knee) and John Boyle (knee) remain sidelined as the Diamonds look to extend their three-game unbeaten run. Manager Gary Bollan said: "The last time we played Bre...Full Story »

Soccer-Conte rages at another Juventus collapse

Posted Monday, February 10, 2014 by YAHOO Sport29 hits

Feb 9 (Reuters) - Furious Juventus coach Antonio Conte launched another tirade at his players on Sunday, saying they had taken a "shower of humility" after squandering a two-goal lead in a 2-2 draw at Verona. "I'm very unhappy that we conceded two goals against a team that created little," he told reporters. "We go 2-0 ahead, then concede a goal and start panicking. There's no explanation...Full Story »

Newcastle vs Manchester City preview - Krul and Cabaye in contention

Posted Sunday, January 12, 2014 by PA107 hits

Goalkeeper Tim Krul and midfielder Yohan Cabaye could both return to the Newcastle squad for Sunday's Barclays Premier League clash with Manchester City. Krul (shoulder) and Cabaye (Achilles) both missed the FA Cup third-round defeat by Cardiff last weekend, but are back in training and may figure. However, full-back Davide Santon is a doubt with a thigh problem and is set to join fellow defen...Full Story »

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