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Asamoah Gyan's renaissance lifts Ghana's hopes

Posted Sunday, January 31, 2010 by theguardian.com28 hits

Ghana's Asamoah Gyan, pictured here celebrating after the quarter-final win over Angola, has become his side's pivotal attacking player in this year's Africa Cup of Nations. At the Cup of Nations two years ago, as Junior Agogo enjoyed unlikely double acclaim as sex symbol and international striker, Asamoah Gyan endured the darker side of the Ghanaian public's mood. Derided after a series of mi...Full Story »

Allardyce to begin striker search

Posted Wednesday, January 27, 2010 by PA5 hits

Sam Allardyce will target a replacement for Benni McCarthy after Blackburn agreed a fee with West Ham for the South Africa striker. A move for Stoke's James Beattie is being lined up while Rovers have also looked at Stuttgart's gifted Turkish midfielder Yildiray Basturk. A fee believed to be for £2.25million has been agreed for McCarthy, 32, who stayed away from training this week in an attempt ...Full Story »

Allardyce bids furious farewell

Posted Wednesday, January 27, 2010 by PA33 hits

Sam Allardyce delivered a farewell blast to Benni McCarthy after Blackburn agreed a fee with West Ham to sign the South Africa striker.McCarthy has gone AWOL this week in an attempt to force through a transfer but such action may have been unnecessary after the clubs agreed a fee believed to be £2.25million. The 32-year-old stayed away from training for the last three days, with some reports say...Full Story »

Bolton fans forced Gary Megson out, says Sam Allardyce

Posted Friday, January 01, 2010 by BBC.com24 hits

Sam Allardyce was Bolton's manager for eight years. Sam Allardyce believes there was little Gary Megson could do to keep his job once Bolton's fans had turned against him. Megson was sacked on Wednesday after a 2-2 draw with Hull on Tuesday night left Wanderers 18th in the Premier League. Megson endured a rocky relationship with the club's fans almost from the moment he was appointed manager ...Full Story »

Redknapp wants more of same

Posted Saturday, October 24, 2009 by PA5 hits

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has reflected on his first year at White Hart Lane by demanding more of the same from his players to keep them in contention for a Champions League place.Redknapp's first anniversary as Spurs boss is on Monday and he is hoping to celebrate this weekend with a Barclays Premier League victory over Stoke to add to his impressive points haul in the last 12 months.Spu...Full Story »

Big Sam: Boy Dunn good

Posted Sunday, October 18, 2009 by PA10 hits

Blackburn manager Sam Allardyce lauded local hero David Dunn after the derby victory against Burnley at Ewood Park.The midfielder picked up the man-of-the-match award by capping an impressive performance with his fifth goal of the season.Dunn cancelled out Robbie Blake's opener and Blackburn kicked on with Franco Di Santo and Pascal Chimbonda also finding the target before half-time.Substitute C...Full Story »

Allardyce: Class acts sent us through

Posted Tuesday, September 22, 2009 by PA33 hits

Sam Allardyce highlighted Benni McCarthy's goal and Jason Brown's penalty save as two of the many positives from Blackburn's Carling Cup third-round victory over Nottingham Forest at the City Ground.McCarthy scored the only goal of the game after 37 minutes, curling a dangerous right-foot free-kick into the box that evaded everyone inside a crowded penalty area and nestled in the far corner.Brow...Full Story »

Allardyce fumes at penalty decision

Posted Sunday, October 04, 2009 by PA43 hits

Blackburn manager Sam Allardyce called for referee Peter Walton to be sacked for not awarding his side a penalty following the 6-2 thrashing at Arsenal.Rovers had twice taken the lead, going ahead inside four minutes through Steven Nzonzi's header, before eventually being outclassed by the rampant Gunners, who are now the top scorers in the Barclays Premier League.However, it was the decision no...Full Story »

Allardyce elated by late show

Posted Saturday, September 26, 2009 by PA22 hits

Blackburn boss Sam Allardyce admitted he was ready to settle for a draw before David Dunn's late penalty sealed three points over Aston Villa at Ewood Park.Dunn's winner capped a stirring comeback from Rovers, who had fallen behind to Gabriel Agbonlahor's third-minute strike then saw Vince Grella sent off for two bookable offences.Allardyce said: "I would have been happy with a draw but I'm glad...Full Story »

Job done for Allardyce

Posted Tuesday, August 25, 2009 by PA22 hits

Blackburn manager Sam Allardyce felt it was a job well done after his side eased past Gillingham 3-1 in the second round of the Carling Cup.The Gills gave a good account of themselves against a strong Rovers side, but goals from David Dunn, David Hoilett and Morten Gamst Pedersen saw the Barclays Premier League outfit earn a place in the third round.Dunn's goal came in just the fifth minute afte...Full Story »

Killie boss tickled pink by sammon

Posted Tuesday, August 25, 2009 by PA23 hits

Kilmarnock manager Jim Jefferies praised Conor Sammon for having the confidence to step up and claim his first goal of the season as his double sent Morton crashing out of the Co-operative Insurance Cup following a 3-1 defeat.The Irishman stepped up to fire Killie into the lead in the second round tie from the penalty spot after being tripped in the box before cancelling out Ryan McGuffie's spot...Full Story »

Same again for Spurs?

Posted Saturday, August 29, 2009 by PA65 hits

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp is likely to select the same side which won at West Ham last weekend for Saturday's match against Birmingham at White Hart Lane.Defenders Jonathan Woodgate (hernia) and Michael Dawson (Achilles) are still long term absentees, although Dawson has resumed light training.Goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes is likely to be out for another three weeks at least with a groin inju...Full Story »

Samuel set for starting role

Posted Saturday, August 29, 2009 by PA80 hits

Jlloyd Samuel could be in line to make his first Premier League start of the season for Bolton as Gary Megson's side host Liverpool.Samuel was preferred to new signing Paul Robinson for Tuesday's Carling Cup win at Tranmere and could be set to keep his place in the side. Andy O'Brien is also in contention after recovering from a groin strain.Joey O'Brien and Ricardo Gardner are still nursing lon...Full Story »

Defence high on Big Sam's agenda

Posted Saturday, August 29, 2009 by PA82 hits

Blackburn manager Sam Allardyce has told his players Saturday's home match against West Ham is one they cannot afford to lose.Defeats in their opening two Barclays Premier League matches, against Manchester City and Sunderland, have already put pressure on the squad.Allardyce cannot contemplate a third successive reverse, and that means tightening up at the back."We must get a clean sheet agains...Full Story »

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