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Roma wanted Giroud as Dzeko replacement, sporting director Monchi confirms

Posted Friday, February 16, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com73 hits

Olivier Giroud was top of Roma's list of transfer targets had Chelsea met the asking price for Edin Dzeko, according to the Serie A club's sporting director Monchi. Although the Premier League champions signed defender Emerson Palmieri from the Giallorossi, Roma rejected offers for striker Dzeko. Giroud eventually moved from Arsenal to Stamford Bridge as part of a deadline day transfer trian...Full Story »

Matt Preston set to miss Swindon meeting with Port Vale

Posted Friday, February 16, 2018 by PA21 hits

Swindon are likely to be without Matt Preston for the visit of Port Vale.The defender was missing for Tuesday’s defeat to Wycombe and will undergo a scan on a knee injury on Friday, with boss David Flitcroft fearful he could be set for a spell on the sidelines.It means Olly Lancashire may be required again despite an ankle issue that could need a pre-match injection.Midfielder Kellan Gordo...Full Story »

Neymar, Cesc Fabregas and David Luiz share loved-up snaps of stunning partners as football stars gush on Valentine’s Day

Posted Thursday, February 15, 2018 by hits

FOOTBALLERS have taken to social media to pay their unique tributes to their nearest and dearest this Valentine's Day. Chelsea star Cesc Fabregas shared a snap on Instagram of his stunning wife Daniella Semaan and their daughters Lia and Capri. Cesc Fabregas uploaded a photo of him with wife Daniella Semaan and their two children, Capri and Lia Jack Wilshere simply titled his photo with Andri...Full Story »

FC Porto 0-5 Liverpool: Sadio Mane scores hat-trick as Liverpool cruise to Champions League win in Porto

Posted Thursday, February 15, 2018 by PA71 hits

Sadio Mane scored a hat-trick and Mohamed Salah continued his phenomenal run with a 30th of the season as Liverpool won 5-0 at Porto to virtually assure themselves a Champions League quarter-final place.Mane was in the right place at the right time to score twice in the first half before rifling home his hat-trick just before the end, to overshadow the exploits of Salah, whose brilliant individu...Full Story »

The Spanish village of PSG supporters

Posted Wednesday, February 14, 2018 by Marca.com69 hits

More than 1,200 kilometres separates Madrid from Paris, the same distance practically from Parc des Princes to Villanueva de la Canada, a village in Spain that is filled with Paris Saint-Germain supporters. During each PSG match, the 200 French fans meet up at La Fuente bar to watch one of the most lethal sides of Europe take on their rivals. "PSG contacted us, and although at first, we thou...Full Story »

Tony Mowbray dedicates win over Portsmouth to travelling Blackburn fans

Posted Wednesday, February 14, 2018 by PA37 hits

Blackburn manager Tony Mowbray dedicated his side’s 2-1 win at Portsmouth to their travelling fans.More than 800 supporters journeyed 250 miles to the south coast to see Adam Armstrong’s double fire 10-man Rovers to victory, which moved them level on points with second-placed Wigan in Sky Bet League One.Mowbray said: “It is a difficult place to come, particularly in the second ...Full Story »

Potter casts spell on Newport

Posted Wednesday, February 14, 2018 by PA17 hits

Alfie Potter scored a hat-trick as Mansfield Town demolished visiting Newport County 5-0 to maintain their chase of a top-three finish.In a whirlwind first half, Mansfield blew the Welsh club away with four unanswered goals.Danny Rose tucked away Krystian Pearce’s low pull-back from the left for the opener on six minutes and three minutes later, CJ Hamilton’s burst of pace and pull-b...Full Story »

FC Porto vs Liverpool - Roberto Firmino wants Liverpool to make Porto suffer

Posted Wednesday, February 14, 2018 by PA79 hits

Roberto Firmino does not know if Champions League opponents Porto are afraid of Liverpool and their goalscoring threat but he hopes to make them suffer in the Estadio do Dragao.Jurgen Klopp’s side qualified unbeaten top of their group after scoring 23 goals, a record for an English club and a competition total surpassed only by Paris St Germain (25), also this season.Nineteen of those goal...Full Story »

Kick It Out slams 'unacceptable' booking of Balotelli for reporting racist abuse

Posted Tuesday, February 13, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com60 hits

Mario Balotelli's yellow card for reporting racist abuse to the referee has been labelled "unacceptable" by Kick It Out. The organisation, which attempts to combat discriminatory behaviour, including racism, in English football, released a statement on Monday following Nice's 3-2 defeat to Dijon over the weekend. Balotelli was cautioned in the 74th minute of that Ligue 1 encounter, with Nice...Full Story »

Antonio Conte thanks Chelsea fans for their support

Posted Tuesday, February 13, 2018 by PA35 hits

Antonio Conte revelled in the strength of his bond with Chelsea’s supporters after they showed their backing for the under-pressure manager during the 3-0 defeat of West Brom.Speculation persists that the Italian has no future at Stamford Bridge, despite him inspiring his team to last season’s Premier League title and their latest victory taking them back into the top four.Two goals ...Full Story »

Stephen Henderson remains sidelined as Portsmouth host Blackburn

Posted Monday, February 12, 2018 by PA23 hits

Portsmouth are looking to build on Saturday’s comeback victory over MK Dons and revive their push for the play-offs as they host high-flying Blackburn on Tuesday evening.Pompey remain without goalkeeper Stephen Henderson after he suffered a thigh injury against Doncaster earlier this month and could miss the rest of the season so Luke McGee will again start between the sticks.Defender Chri...Full Story »

Mansfield set to welcome back key men against Newport

Posted Monday, February 12, 2018 by PA18 hits

Mansfield are boosted by the return of three key players as they prepare for the visit of Newport.Captain Zander Diamond, fellow defender Hayden White and midfielder Jacob Mellis all trained on Sunday and are back in contention.It means that centre-half David Mirfin is the only injury absentee for the Stags as he continues his recovery from a knee operation.The likes of Paul Digby, Alfie Potter,...Full Story »

Luke Hannant doubtful as Port Vale take on Exeter

Posted Monday, February 12, 2018 by PA24 hits

Winger Luke Hannant is likely to miss Port Vale’s match against Exeter on Tuesday night with a foot injury.Vale boss Neil Aspin said the January recruit from Gateshead was a “major doubt” for the match after sustaining the knock in Saturday’s humbling 5-1 defeat at Cheltenham.Aspin could well swing the axe after that display, having kept his players back in the locker roo...Full Story »

‘Devastated’ Lambert won’t apportion blame after Stoke’s last-gasp penalty miss

Posted Sunday, February 11, 2018 by PA21 hits

Stoke boss Paul Lambert stressed he would not be blaming individuals after the 1-1 draw with Brighton at the bet365 Stadium that saw the hosts have a late penalty saved.The relegation-threatened Potters were awarded a 90th-minute spot-kick when referee Bobby Madley judged that Jese Rodriguez had been fouled by Dale Stephens.After Jese complained in animated fashion about not being given the chan...Full Story »

Johnson’s all smiles after Cheltenham’s drubbing of Port Vale

Posted Sunday, February 11, 2018 by PA16 hits

Cheltenham boss Gary Johnson was pleased with the manner of his team’s 5-1 win over Port Vale, with a hat-trick from leading scorer Mohamed Eisa helping secure an emphatic home success.Johnson said after the 5-1 League Two victory: “You are in the game to put smiles on people’s faces – but the important thing was that there were smiles on the players’ faces.“W...Full Story »

Portsmouth late show make up for disappointments, says Kenny Jackett

Posted Sunday, February 11, 2018 by PA13 hits

Portsmouth manager Kenny Jackett admits it made a welcome change to see his side snatch victory at the death rather than see his side lose.Matt Clarke provided the body blow and then Connor Chaplin the late sucker punch as Portsmouth snatched a 2-1 win at MK Dons.Ike Ugbo’s first-half strike looked to have put the struggling Dons on track for some much-needed respite, the striker following...Full Story »

Portsmouth beat MK Dons thanks to Conor Chaplin’s last gasp winner

Posted Sunday, February 11, 2018 by PA29 hits

Matt Clarke and Connor Chaplin scored in the dying moments as Portsmouth came from behind to beat MK Dons 2-1 and end a five-match winless league run at Stadium MK.Milton Keynes took a deserved lead midway through the first half after Josh Tymon’s left-footed cross into the six-yard box was met by the onrushing Keiran Agard, whose effort was superbly saved by Pompey keeper Luke McGee.The b...Full Story »

Mohamed Eisa’s treble downs Port Vale

Posted Sunday, February 11, 2018 by PA14 hits

A hat-trick from top-scorer Mohamed Eisa helped Cheltenham secure an emphatic 5-1 home win over Port Vale.Eisa took his goal tally for the season to 17 while Elijah Adebayo and Will Boyle were also on the scoresheet against a Vale side who had equalised in the first half through Tom Pope’s penalty. Eisa opened the scoring in the 13th minute after a pass from Sanmi Odelusi.Pope levelled in ...Full Story »

MK Dons to give late fitness tests to duo before Portsmouth visit

Posted Friday, February 09, 2018 by PA20 hits

MK Dons will check on the fitness of Peter Pawlett and Aidan Nesbitt ahead of the visit of Portsmouth.Pawlett missed last weekend’s defeat at Walsall with a groin problem while fellow midfielder Nesbitt will also be assessed as he continues his return from injury.Forward Chuks Aneke will serve the final match of his three-game suspension following his red card at Northampton last month.Ell...Full Story »

Valencia v Barcelona – story of the match

Posted Friday, February 09, 2018 by PA56 hits

Record signing Philippe Coutinho came off the bench to score his first goal for Barcelona as they advanced to the Copa del Rey final with a 2-0 win at Valencia, progressing 3-0 on aggregate.Coutinho was brought off the bench at half-time for his fifth appearance since his mega-money switch from Liverpool last month and scored four minutes after the restart, sending the ball into the corner of th...Full Story »

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