2018 May

David Moyes reveals Shinji Kagawa missed Newcastle match after having stomach PUMPED due to overeating

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has revealed midfielder Shinji Kagawa was forced to miss after having his stomach PUMPED. was rushed to hospital after the midweekb Brugge attacker Arnaut Groeneveld.Voetbcontent_imgal International says Groeneveld, 22, feels ready to take a new step in his career this summer.Club Brugge resisted an approach from AC Milan towards the end of last season, but now Spurs are in contact about loss to Everton after he "ate too much". As a result Kagawa missed the Newcastle defeat on Saturday as his manager felt it better not to risk him after only returning to Carrington on Friday. "Shinji was very sick after the [Everton] game and he did a bit of training on Friday but he was low," the Scot said. "All of the stats that we look at were low so we felt we had better not take a risk in case we got an injury by playing him. "It was a bad sickness," he added. "He thinks he ate too much and he had to get his stomach pumped but I think he is okay." In the 24-year-old's absence, slumped to back-to-back home league defeats for thThe wife and agent of Mauro Icardi is already casting doubt on his status at PSG.The Inter Milan striker joined PSG on a season-long loan on deadline day a fortnight ago.But Wanda Nara says Icardi could yet return to Italy – and as early as January.Wanda said on Tiki Taka: “Napoli has kept the money they should have spent for Mauro Icardi. “Maybe there will be some surprises in January…?”e first time in over a decade, with Yohan Cabaye's second-half strike enough to give the visitors a famous win.

Liverpool’s Rodgers fears England will overwork Raheem Sterling against San Marino and Estonia

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Brendan Rodgers has urged Roy Hodgson to take it easy on Raheem Sterling the next time the teenager plays for England, . The Liverpool boss is hoping Sterling will get a rest during October European Championship double-header to avoid burn-out and injury. midfielder has moved into that rare class of England player who is now taking centre stage in the Champions League as well as on the domestic and international scene – and Rodgers is mindful of the minutes that spends out on the pitch. He said: “I’m not telling the England staff how to do their jobs but hopefully they are clever enoWest Ham defender Angelo Ogbonna supports Declan Rice’s commitment to England.Rice may still be under fire for defecting from the Republic of Ireland to England but Ogbonna – born in Italy – has solidarity.“Declan grew up here,” he told the Mirror. “For me you could say ‘Angelo, your parents are Nigerian but I grew up in Italy. “I grew up with the Italian culture so it was much easier to choose Italy.”ugh to work with the clubs and have fit players. “It’s one of the biggest will give new manager Graham Potter the final say on transfers.As Brighton aim to push forward after a season where they barely avoided relegation, they will be hoping that Potter can make a fast start to life at the club.He recently joined on a fou jobs as a manager, maximising the available talent.’’ Rodgers is still smarting from during training with England that has kept the striker sidelined for three weeks. That happened in controversial circumstances – with Rodgers angry that his specific demands regarding the player’s programme appeared to be ignored. And as England prepare to face San Marino (ranked 208th in the world – last among European nations – by FIFA) on October 9 and Estonia (81st) three days later, Rodgers is banking on the Three Lions chief offering him a helping hand. He said: “Roy will want the games won, but I’m sure that resting players will also be an objective. Especially when you’re winning a game comfortably. “We sat for three-and-a-half hours with England’s sports science and medical team going through each individual player and how they recover and how they work. “Our injury record since I have been here is very, very good. We put time in to try to help the associations when they want it. “Obviously, we would hope then that could be respected. The England manager, the England staff, they get paid their salary, they make the decisions.” But it is evident that Rodgers wants playmaker Sterling treated with kid gloves. He added: “It’s easy just to turn around and say, ‘he’s 19 and can play every day of the week’. But it doesn’t work like that. Human beings don’t work like that.’’ Did you know we have our very own Liverpool Facebook page? Will Liverpool finish incontent_img the top 4 this season?5000+ VOTES SO FAR

Darren Fletcher handed first Manchester United start in 390 days against Hull City

Darren Fletcher returned to the for the first time in 390 days against Hull City. The Scottish international came on as a substitute in and has now been handed a chance from the start at the KC Stadium. hasn't started a game for the Red Devils since December 1 2012, when he was part of ed by manager Mauricio Pochettino.Winks says a key having to play against Chelsea star N’Golo Kante.The Frenchman has established himself as one of the best central midfielders in the world.And Kante’s notorious defensive pressure has annoyed Gundogan.He told SportBible: “N’Golo Kante is someone who to their progress under the Argentine has been the team spirit inside the club.”You can feel the family atmosphere the manager has created,” said Winks.”Everyone gets on really well. There are no bigthe side who won a thriller 4-3 against Reading. There were fears he would never play the game again when he was diagnosed with a scontent_imgevere bowel condition over two years ago, and his return is certain to be a huge boost to United as they look to get their season back on track. And Fletcher recently revealed his delight that he was finally returning to fitness, and his determination to not suffer any more setbacks. "This is it, I'm back for good. This is hopefully the game which means I'm back now," he told MUTV. "I seem to have come through the setbacks and health issues and I'm thankful for that. It's onwards and upwards now. "I always believed I would come back, I kept that mindset. I think other people around me were trying to make me think otherwise, but I stayed strong and believed I would get back."

Chelsea and United battle over midfielder

Chelsea are locked in a titanic battle with Manchester United over contract rebel Paul Pogba. The Stamford Bridge outfit are still on the trail of the midfield marauder – and had a top spy watching him as he scored the winner for the reserves against Bolton on Tuesday. However, United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is refusinganchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is having Aaron Wan-Bissaka doing extra specialist training.Wan-Bissaka has been staying behind to work on his offensive play.The former Crystal Palace full-back is deemed one of the best defensive right-bac to give up the fight and is trying to keep talks open over a new contract. Chelsea looked at signing Pogba in the winter window but picked up mixed messages from his camp about whether he was interested in moving or staying at United. Some of Pogba’s team are looking for a massive payment to secure his signature – with figures of around £3million being bandied about. Ferguson and United are prepared to give Pogba a raise if he re-signs, but the extra demands are putting them off. Chelsea may be willing to pay, but Pogba’s negoatiators are alsoMassimiliano Allegri won’t rule out the experienced coach staying in Italy for his next job.However, Giovanni Branchini insists a return to AC Milan is unlikely.He explained: “Allegri is recharging the batteries and preparing for new advecontent_imgntures. “Whe trying to whip up interest for him in Italy, where AC Milan are admirers. Transfer news, rumours and gossip from Wednesday's papers

Manchester United stars snapped at Cheltenham as they get over FA Cup heartbreak

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players were in attendance on the second day of the Cheltenham Festival United were dumped out of the last eight thanks to former staminutes from a Manchester United fans forum have revealed the club are still on the hunt for a technical director and are backing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the transfer market.The forum took place on September 13, with the minutes released on Monday a r Danny Welbeck, as their last hope of silverware evaporated at Old Trafford. But as they look to get back on track ahead of the weekend visit of Spurs, sevecontent_imgral of Louis van Gaal's stars were in attendance in Gloucestershire. Michael Carrick and Ashley Young were prominent, alongside teammates Daley Blind, Phil Jones, Rafael and Jonny Evans – The Red Devils seemed to be enjoying themselves during the opening race of the festival's second day, laughing and joking That was except England midfielder Carrick, who appeared not to take the victory of Dermot Weld's six-year-old particularly well. Also in attendance were QPR midfielder Joey Barton and his to Premier League clubs for FREE this summer.Bale is understood to have seen his last game for Real Madrid from the bench yesterday after being denied a farewell by coach Zinedine Zidane in defeat to Real Betis.The Times says Real Madrid are set to uteammate Austin, with 15 goals to his name for the struggling R's this season, has been tipped for a call-up to Roy Hodgson's England squad. In pictures – Footballers' at Cheltenham

Kompany back from ban

Roberto Mancini has welcomed back Vincent Kompany from his ban, hailing him as one of the best defenders in Europe. Manchester City have missed Kompany and they ccontent_imgry for the sacking of Marco Giampaolo.Giampaolo lasted just four months before being replaced by Stefano Pioli.”I heard about the change of Coach with the national team,” Kessie told Sport Mediaset.“We’re players and we must always give our best, reashed out of the Carling Cup without him. The Blues skipper is back to lead his side out at Everton tomorrow and Mancini says he has been missed. "It's important we have him back for tomorrow's game because for us he's an important player," said the City boss. "He's a leader for us and I'm happy to have him back. "He's improved a lot over the last two or three years. "I think he's one of the best defenders in Europe. He's still young and I think Vinny can improve for this reason. "But he is already one of the best defenders in Europe." Mancini claims Kompany will boost City for the crunch title run-in. "The remaining 16 games is a long time," he said. "Every game is difficult and hard. It will not be easy between now and the end. "That's why I'm happy to haveum has fired a warning at Manchester City.Wijnaldum insists that winning the Champions League will help the Reds end their 30-year wait for a domestic title.He said: “Winning the Champions League has given us all peace of mind. Now we know what it’ Vinny back." Mancini feels City knocked Tottenham out of the running by beating them last Sunday and that it is now a two-horse race with Manchester United. "At the moment, yes," he said. "It's difficult for the other teams. At the moment, it's City and United."

Out-of-favour Demba Ba proved against Spurs that he can still contribute to Chelsea’s season

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So, is it, at last, Demba Ba time? Fernando Torres' latest injury, a groin problem sustained in the warm-up before , did not exactly improve Jose Mourinho's mood. spoke of his "surprise" that one of the few Chelsea players not to have been away on international duty should succumb to such a needless problem. Then again, perhaps we should not be surprised. It nd midfielder Declan Rice ahead of their semi final clash.The two countries go head to head tomorrow to decide who will play Portugal in the final of the UEFA Nations League Finals.Rice promised that he would be intense and physical with the Dutch miseems that every time Torres looks as if he might be hitting a bit of form, his body lets him down. Why would that be, I wonder? Bad luck? Or bad personal preparation? That is for Mourinho, Torres and the Chelsea medical team to decide but in the meantime, for a fortnight at least, it does leave the Blues short of options. Ba's late double off the bench gave some much-needed confidence. He has, though, made just one start – in the "dead" Champions League tie against Steaua Bucharest, since October 6, with 14 appearances from the bench adding up to less than four hours of game-time between them. Now, though, Chelsea are one minor pull or strain to Eto'o from having to play Ba against Galatasaray or Arsenal in crunch games. Mourinho, aware of the reality, opted to try to talk up the man who has been little more than an afterthought for much content_imgiof the season and who is only at Chelsea because Arsenal qutenham midfielder Dele Alli has been enjoying himself at London’s nightspots during the coronavirus suspension.The Sun says Alli spent two nights partying as Premier League games were postponed.The England and Spurs star, 23, downed cocktails and shoibbled over the loan feel on deadline day at the end of August. "Demba is now very important," said Mourinho. "I proved earlier in the season that I was right to have three strikers because when one is injured you need the other two. "I think it's one of the best decisions we made to keep three strikers and it's good for him that he scored. "The game was dead and he wants to score by saying he scored the winning goal. "They're not he winning goals but they're goals and they give confidence. He played 90 minutes for the national team and came back and scored two, so that's good." Ba is not, in truth, good enough for Chelsea. He will not be around next season. For now, though, he may have a big job to do. Is he up to it?

FIFA reject Barcelona’s appeal against two-window transfer ban

opment chief Nicky Butt says Adnan Januzaj is his biggest disappointment as a youth coach.Real Sociedad winger Januzaj spent four years with the Reclub” with Rafa Benitez at the helm.The Spaniard has yet to extend his contract which will expire next monthcontent_img.Perez told the Chronicle: “That’s the idea.”We all want him to stay as it’s something good for the club.”We became a better club from the dayd Devils from 2013-17, after initially joining the club’s academy.”For me, the biggest disappointment a

Match of the Day 2 recap: Watch with MirrorFootball for added gags and snark

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y has returned to training.Sky Sports says Maupay has returned to training with Brentford today after being given time off due the uncertainty surrounding his future. The Bees withdrew the 22-year-old from the Ernesto Valverde says their focus is on Real Sociedad tonight.Valverde says next week’s El Clasico against Real Madrid will be considered once the game is over.”Over the years, it has been one of the moscontent_imgt difficult places to visit,” Valverde stated.squad to play Dynamo Kiev in a friendly

Tony Pulis relishing mentor role but ready to put Swansea’s new man Garry Monk to the sword

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Tony Pulis has offered to be a mentor to young managers – but plans to put Garry Monk to the sword today. has been a manager for 22 years and regularly receives phone calls from up-and-coming bosses asking for advice. And Pulis is ready to lend a hand to the next generation after complaining that football and society is short on role models. But he won’t go easy on who at 34 is the same age when Pulis began his career, at the Liberty Stadium this afternoon. “Can I mentor young managers?” asked Pulis. “It has happened. "I have had Ki-Jana Hoever has scored a stunner for the Netherlands in the U17 Euros.The Liverpool showed a brilliant piece of individual skill in Holland’s 3-0 win over Belgium on Sunday.The 17-year-old made his first-team debut in the FA Cup this season. The build-up The skill The finish Liverpool defender Ki-Jana Hoever #U17EURO | @OnsOranjepic.twitter.com/lhnRoIaLU6— UEFA.com (@UEFAcom) May 13, 2019people ring me up and ask about things, younger managers in the lower leagues who have asked how I would deal with certain situations icontent_imgf I was in their position. “That is always nice and what I did when I was younger – I would ring certain people up. “Do we have the right mentors for young managers? It’s the mentors within life that we don’t have. “We have almost weakened role models’ responsibilities, and when I talk about them I mean parents, teachers, policemen, all the way through. "People of authority I was brought up with, those roles have been lessened in terms of the power they had and the respect they were given. “I came through at Bristol Rovers. “They had good old people who were mentors, who actually again made sure you were looked after, that you were directed. “If you didn’t adhere to those rules and went off direction they were the first ones to put you in your place. “They were good, stern and very, very dedicated to their jobs. They spent a lot of time with you and I have never forgotten those basic principles. “I have been lucky enough to speak to Tim Sherwood when we played Tottenham and he seems as though he is enjoying it. “He has taken it on board and been very successful so far. “I haven’t spoken to Garry yet but hopefully I will after the game. “He might have a completely different view to us.” But Pulis admits it is a strain being in charge of a club m being in crisis.Juve are trailing Serie A leaders Inter Milan and were beaten by Lazio on Saturday.But Lippi told TMW: “They have only lost one game, on Saturday.“Before that they had never lost. Maurizio Sarri needs time. He doesn’t have a magthat he reckons has over half a million fans worldwide. He added: “It is tough. You have to fight and scrap at times and take full responsibility for everything that happens at your football club. “If you are just managing a club that is supported by 4-5000 people you still have that responsibility. “If you work at a club like Palace that has 28,000 every week plus another 500,000 supporters all over the world you feel responsible for them.”

Sunderland left-back Patrick van Aanholt set for two months out with shoulder problem

Gus Poyet h until proven guilty” over claims they breached Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules, says manager Pep Guardiola, reports BBC Sport.City, seeking to complete a domestic treble in Saturday’s FA Cup final against Watford, face a Uefa inquiry.It is understooas revealed left-back Patrick Van Aanholt needs an operation on his shoulder. The defender is out for two and a half months at least, in a blow to Sunderland. Van Aanholt will have surgery and be back in late January. is happy after a week that brought a win at Crystal Palace and But he said: “Van Aanholt needs and operation and will be out two and a half months or a bit more.” Poyet added: “To explain why I thimith.Smith joins the Rs on a season-long loan.Warburton said, “Matt can play as a defensive midfielder or slightly more advanced.“He is comfortable in both positions. I see him playing a key role in front of our back four.“He is tenacious, he rnk it was a fair draw I see games like this where the manager of one team says “We deserved to win because we had three or four chances”. And the other manager says that too. “When you think where we were Sunday a week ago it is OK. We can getplayers back and do more in the next game. “It was us today. Our style, at the moment where we are, with the players we have got. I think we did quite well. “It was tight. We knew it would be quite tough. It was tough for the reftoo.” Reacting to the penalty which gave Econtent_imgverton the draw, after Connor Wickham’s foul he said: “For me it is a penalty and a red, or no decision. Black and white. If I was the ref, I have to be honest, I would give it.”

Arsene Wenger laments ‘naive and immature’ display as Arsenal lose to Borussia Dortmund

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Arsene Wenger accused his team of being "naive and immature" after conceding a late goal to be condemned to a 2-1have Andre Gomes available to him for their game against Arsenal.The Portuguese central midfielder has made a remarkable recovery from a dislocated ankle.Gomes has played behind closed door games acontent_imgnd is ready to be part of the squad for their next Pr defeat by Borussia Dortmund. also claimed Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski could have been sent off for elbowing Laurent Koscielny before his 82nd winner. boss Wenger said: "We put ourselves on the back foot with the first goal, and were a bit naïve with the second goal. If you look at the number of saves our goalkeeper had to make and we conceded two goals, then we can only look at ourselves. "We were not mature enough. If you cannot win a game then don't lose it. In the second half we were on top, but made it difficult by giving them the second goal. "It looked like Lewandowksi could have been sent off. I haven't seen it well, honestly, and the referee was in a much better situation. I will have to look at it again." Arsenal also had an injury worry as Jack Wilshere went off after hurting his right ankle and needed an ice pack on it after the game. Wilshere said: "I jarred it when I was going through. For five or ten minutes it was painful, then I ran it off. But it made sense to put ice on it. I've done that before, even before I had surgery. It is just one of those things. "Obviously I will have treatment tomorrow because it is still a bit swollen, but I should be all right for the weekend." Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp apologised for ruining . "I'm sorry about this, really. But it's a problem of the date. I have a birthday in June when there are no football matches, only holiday," said Klopp, who insisted Lewandowski did not deserve to see red. "What I saw from the stands, it wazio Sarri will discuss his future with the club following the Europa League final.Sarri says he is “happy” in the Premier League and remains focused on facing Arsenal in Baku next week.The Italian has two years remaining on his contract and has been s just another encounter between Robert Lewandowski and Laurent Koscielny. The referee saw it. All of these decisions should be about injury to the other player and not when a player is trying to make more space. It was no red card, no lucky situation."

Premier League Fixtures 2013-14: All the fixtures and reaction as it happened

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irst time the champions had lost at home since December 2018.”We’ve got a way of playing and we stuck to it. Stay in shape and be organised,” said Coady.”The biggest t coy over their interest in Totcontent_imgtenham fullback Kieran Trippier.Trippier’s wife Charlotte has been spotted in Naples this past week.Ancelotti responded: “I don’t like talking about players who are elsewhere. “Trippier’s wife may well be here becausehing about it is we never change the way we do things.”We said before the game to b

Relegation-haunted Newcastle getting tips from boss of the city’s trophy-snaffling BASKETBALL team

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Fabulous Fl midfielder Brahim Diaz.Torres, after seeing his team just miss out on Champions League qualification last season, is eager to strengthen further this summer and has Brahim on his agenda.He told El Transistor: “It is in the midfield that we must streournoy is the Newcastle head coach who knows how to deliver ­silverware. Trophies and Newcastle – not a combination the 50,000 expected at St James’ Park for Saturday's match against West Brom are familiar with. The city marked the passing of the 60th anniversary of ’s last domestic cup win on Thursday without fanfare. Instead, , eight defeats in a row, and the miserable looking future of a club on the brink. But within sight of the football stadium, Flournoy – the driven, eloquent and hugely successful player-coach of Newcastle Eagles basketball team – has established a blueprint for sporting success in the city. The Eagles have celebrated six league championshicontent_imgps, five times play-off winners, six BBL Trophy wins and four BBL Cup triumphs in a decade of ­dominance. Such is Flournoy’s standing that he was invited to speak to United's players before a recent match to impart a little wisdom. His side attract 3,500 fans to the Sport Central Arena for games and Alan Pardew, Gus Poyet and Peter Beardsley have attended to watch and learn. Flournoy is a huge Newcastle supporter, and is desperate for John Carver and his beleaguered players to get the win they need for survival. The Eagles themselves will shoot for more glory – and a third clean sweep of all four domestic titles – in Sunday’s play-off final against London Lions. He said: “It is not Eagles versus NUFC. They support us and we support them. They are on a bad run, but I wholeheartedly believe the players, coaches and ­management can get it right. “They have to ride out this storm. "I have had times when I’ve been booed and looked down and out. But you learn lessons, strip everything down, think again. You learn more from losses and ­adversity than winning all the time. "I would never preach to do this or that to a great club, but they have got to hold firm to their history and beliefs.” And this is where New Yorker Flournoy has wisdom the Magpies could absorb and act on this summer, from owner Mike Ashley to whoever the new head coach may be. Eagles are popular off the pitch because of hard work, engagement and accessibility. No aloof cut-off superstars, just a dedicated bunch winning games and spreading basketball, and healthy-living messages to kids. He said: “We have carved our own niche in basketball. It is not just the sport, we are always out in the community. We offer something more to the area. We build a fan base and get stability from knowing what we are about as a club. "When I sign players I spend time explaining the good, bad and ugly about us – what we do in the community, how we train, our demands, how I am… All aspects. It takes a couple of hours. There are no surprises, and if they ­understand the club, they’ll join. “We have a team ethic, we stay diligent, work hard. We have a way of playing, and we evolve that through time. Do that and if yo Blades host Liverpool today.Klopp said, “Everybody is responsible for everything. Easy as that. When the other team has the ball I don’t see any reason why you should not defend. If you over-play then you can chase the guy from behind!“Hopefullyu lose matches, stay calm in the storm and keep a clear head and focus on what you are about, you’ll come through it.” “Both clubs battle against ­geography. We have long distances to travel, but we have a culture of fans and sport in the city.” Carver has been open-minded enough as a coach to have guest speakers in during his regime. Flournoy added: “They need a break. As a city we can’t afford to have them drop out of the Premier League. They are a huge club. And the bearing on the mood they have is incredible.” One day, perhaps, Newcastle United might soar like the Eagles. Will Newcastle get it together and avoid relegation?1000+ VOTES SO FAR

Real Madrid fans boo Gareth Bale every week – but still queue up for his autograph

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fans may boo every touch… but they still want his autograph. The Welshman came under particular attention from the Bernabeu boo-boys during on Tuesday evening. Carlo Ancelotti's side scraped through to the next round virtue of their 2-0 win in Germany in the first leg, but the result continued Real&anchester United or Manchester City are both appealing.Fernandes is a target for both Manchester giants.He said, “In England, there are many teams that are a big challenge. Obviously, there are two teams that have been talked about a lot, United and Cpos;s slump which has seen them fall off the top of La Liga. They lost to Athletic Bilbao at the weekend, while demolished Rayo Valleision Tenerife.Spurs announced last night:”We have reached agreement with Spanish Segunda División side CD Tenerife for the transfer of Samuel Shashoua.”A product of our Academy system, the 20-year-old attcontent_imgacking midfielder spent last season on loan cano 6-1 to take top spot. Bale didn't exactly look thrilled as he penned the autographs, ahead of Real's game with Levante on Sunday. Will Gareth Bale leave Real Madrid in the summer?14000+ VOTES SO FAR