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

Posted Wednesday, July 25, 2018 by PA38 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 PA37 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 PA94 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 PA51 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.com140 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.com91 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 ESPN117 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 »

Mascherano plays down rumours of Sampaoli bust-up

Posted Monday, June 25, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com111 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.com92 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 PA61 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 PA133 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.com89 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.com139 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.uk100 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.uk361 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.com62 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.uk83 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 PA46 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 PA68 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 PA51 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 »

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