2018 July

Hull reject Foxes’ Pearson approach

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Hull City have snubbed Leicester's attempt to make Nigel Pearson their new boss, according to reports. The Tigers are believed to have rejected an approach from the Foxes to talk to their former boss about replacing Sven Goran Eriksson. Pearson left the Fos status at parent clle United legecontent_imgnd Alan Shearer hailed their front three after victory at West Ham.The Toon swept West Ham aside in the first 45 minutes, with centre-backs Ciaran Clark and Federico Fernandez both scoring. Jonjo Shelvey’s free-kick gave Newcastle a thiub Real Madrid.The Norway international has been a revelation for La Real this season and is fighting to be fit to meet Real Madrid this weekend.Asked about joining Madrid at 16, Odegaard told El Larguero: “The experience suited xes in June 2010 after clashing with with then-owner Milan Mandaric. But he has impressed with Hull and Leicester's new owners are believed to have made him their top target after lee Clark opted to stay at Huddersfield. If the Tigers refuse to give their Championship rivals permission to talk to Pearson, he would have to quit the KC Stadium in order to return to Leicester. A likelier scenario is the Foxes turning to another candidate on their list, with Dave Jones and Billy Davies being mentioned. Pearson remains the bookies' favourite and yesterday he refused to be drawn on his future after watching hi side beaten by West Ham. He said: "Speculation is speculation and I don't know anything about it. You'll have to ask the club. "Why should I comment? I don't ask for reassurance when people are having a moan about me. I just get on with my job."

Kolo kick-off: Toure gives away medal after Shield bust-up with Roberto Mancini

Kolo Toure has been involved in a angry bust-up with Roberto Mancini over being snubbed in Manchester City's Community Shield win. The 31-year-old defender exchanged words with theproved defensively recently as they attempt to avoid dropping into the relegation battle.They managed their first in eight games against Wolves in a 0-0 draw, and are now only two points above safety at present.Ryan told reporters: “We make changes e City boss after giving his medal to Villa Park fans in frustration at being left on the bench. Some fans posted images on Twitter last night with what they claimed had been Toure's medal. The Ivory Coast centre-half, consoled by brother Yaya, had already been put out by Mancini's decision to start the match with young Montenegrin defender Stefan Savic ahead of him. Toure was then left furious when Mancini replaced Savic at half-time with Gael Clichy in his three-man backline. Savic had been lucky to avoid a first-half red card after picking up a booking early on then flattening Fernando Torres in an incident that ref Kevin Friend chose to overlook. Yesterday's spat underlines the problem facing Mancini who pointed the finger at Sporting Director Brian Marwood over the club's lack of signings last week. Toure is one of several players – brought in by Mark Hughes – with no future at the club but remain as the City cannot find buyers for them. Despite Toure having just 12 months left on his contract City want a fee of around £3million for him. The stance is believed to be scaring off potential buyers such as Turkish clubs Bursasport and Trabzonspor of praise for young teammate Billy Gilmour.Gilmour was named man of the match for his display in Chelsea’ s 2-0 FA Cup win against Liverpool in midweek.”What I remember about him since the beginning is that he always wantcontent_imgs to give solutions,” said Azwho maintain they cannot afford the fee as well as his £120,000-a-week wages.

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini hoping Yaya Toure will be back in 10 days

Yaya Toureanchester City boss Pep Guardiola has lauded Kevin De Bruyne as ‘superhuman’ after Sunday’s win over Arsenal.De Bruyne was in phenomenal form at the Emirates, having scored twice and provided an assist in the 3-0 victory.”Kevin made an incredible two could be back in 10 days to boost Manchester City's title charge. injured his groin in at Anfield and will miss against Sunderland tomorrow and West Brom on Easter Monday. Boss Manuel Pellegrini says the midfielder's injury is content_imgnot serious and that he could be back for the trip to Crystal Palace on April 27. "Yaya has a muscle injury," said . "We will see with the doctor how many days he w has confirmed the club are weighing up loan options for Emile Smith Rowe, Eddie Nketiah and Tyreece John-Jules.Asked about exciting midfielder Smith Rowe, Arteta said: “We are assessing the situation with three of them [young players]. “We are evaluill be out. "Maybe it is not so bad. He needs at least 10 days or two weeks to recover." Pellegrini claimed skipper Vincent Kompany, who has troubled with a knee problem before Sunday, will be fit to lead the side against Sunderland tomorrow. He will also decide if Sergio Aguero will start after he made his comeback from his hamstring injury as a substitute at Anfield. " is in the squad list and we will see tomorrow which 11 will start," said Pellegrini. Who will win the Premier League title?24000+ VOTES SO FAR

Lionel flair: Sergio Aguero dreams of doing a Messi by winning Ballon d’Or

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Sergio Aguero has revealed he dreams of emulating his pal Lionel Messi by winning the Ballon d’Or. Aguero claims being crowned the world’s best player is one of his three big career goals, along with winning the World Cup with Argentina and the Champions League with Manchester City. “The Ballon d’Or is alcontent_imgways going to go to Leo because of all that he has doa hacker trying to sell his private emails for £100,000.The Sun reports a man was arrested by Greater Manchester Police this week after hacking into the Manchester City boss club email account while working at their Etihad base in 2017.He claims to ne for Barcelona and even the Argentinian national ice for Roma to sign permanently on-loan defender Chris Smalling.Tuttosport says Roma will have to pay £18m for Smalling to seal a permanent deal.Roma are keen on making Smalling’s stay permanent, but United have put the price tag on the 29-year-oldteam,” said the City striker. “And he deserves it. “I know it would be difficult for me to win the Ballon d’Or one day, but I do know that if I work hard, maybe someday I will win it. “I hope so. Every footballer dream about being the best footballer in the world. “The dreams are always the same ones – to win a World Cup, the Champions League and to become the best footballer in the world. I would be so happy if one day I could win the Ballon d’Or.” Meanwhile, s, claiming all their Premier League rivals are built on money.

Potential Manchester United boss Jurgen Klopp sticking to his ‘Happy at Dortmund’ guns

In case you weren't listening when he said it on Tuesday, or were asleep in your Florida mansion, Borussia Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp has ruled out moving to Manchester United for the second time in three days. Thu.Sir Alexcontent_img Ferguson used his ­contacts and informers to keep himself in the loop about his squad.And Solskjaer has warned his players that the power of social media gives him an insight into their lives 24 hours a day.Solskjaer said: “Sir Alex knee charismatic German, beloved by football hipsters, insists he has not been approached either. Klopp was seen as a leading candidate to replace Moyes, who was sacked on Tuesday after 24 hours of stories that he would not see out his first season as Sir Alex Ferguson's successor, at . But within hours of the axe falling, : "Man Utd is a great club and I feel very familiar with their wonderful fans. But my commitment to Borussia Dortmund and the people is not breakable." Now, at a Thursday press conference to preview Dortmund's Bundesliga clash with Bayer Leverkusen this weekend, he said much the same again. "I find it a little uncomfortable having to turn somebody down without them even making an enquiry," said the 46-year-old. "But it seems like I have got to do it anyway. "There are about 1000 reasons why I am so happy to be working at this club." Klopp signed a contract extensiondditions this month.Pearson admitted that the biggest additions to his squad are likely to come from players returning from injuries and that he does not foresee the club being too active during the window, if at all.”Hopefully we’ll have some new si until 2018 in October and has also ruled out taking over at Barcelona, where coach Tata Martino is under pressure, next season. He said "nobody has to have any concerns" about him breaking his deal with Dortmund, adding, "I'm still really happy here." Who do you want as the next Man United boss?33000+ VOTES SO FAR

Joe Allen says Liverpool’s positive display in Arsenal loss will help their Premier League quest

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claims Liverpool's positive display at Arsenal can boost them in their Premier League campaign. Allen says Liverpool should focus on their performance at the Emirates, even though they , and take this into their final 12 league games. "That's the positive we take from the tie – the performance," said . "We were bitterly disappointed to be knocked out of the cup and I'm sure the fans travelled home very disappointed. "But our performance level against a good Arsenal team holds us in good stead for the challenges ahead. "Our league form was very good before the cup game and we've got to get back to that. We've got 12 big leagues games to go and there is everything still to pon in the top-four.The Foxes have won just three of their last 12, leaving them with a six point buffer to fourth-place.”I’ve always said we get to 10 games, see where we are, and take it from there,” Rodgers said. “We’ll finish where we deserve to flay for this season." Allen was encouraged by thecontent_img number of chances created and believes can make the top four if they continue to play as well during theafter the Chelsea whiz made his England debut yesterday.They were reunited on the pitch in England’s 4-0 win over Bulgaria on Saturday. Rice and Mount bonded at Chelsea’s academy but the former left for West Ham in 2014 and represented the Republic o run-in. "It's one of those defeats where you can't really analyse what went wrong from our point of view," he said. "We were very unfortunate to get knocked out of the cup like that, but now we have to move on from that. "We created some great chances, which was a positive to take from the game. "It didn't quite happen for us in the final third, but to come to the Emirates and play like that against a very good Arsenal side is a massive positive. "I don't think there are many teams who will go to the Emirates and give them a game like we did. "Despite losing the game, if you play as well as that, then nine times out of 10 you are going to win football matches."

Even Aston Villa admit Fabian Delph’s Champions League dream is on the optimistic side

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Aston Vila chief executive Tom Fox admits Fabian Delph is likely to be left disappointed if he expects to get into the Champions League. Ambitious England midfielder Delph, 25, has signed a new four-and-a-half-year deal at Villa Park and by 2019. But Fox admits owner Randy Lerner, who put Villa up for sale last summer, does not have the resources to achieve that. said: “The game has changed significantly and financially it has moved on. “The top five clubs, from a revenue perspective, are in a fairly different place to where we are now. "I think top five is going to be very difficult for us in the period of three to five years. Bu Europa League semifinal win at Valencia.The 30-year-old shushed the Los Ches supporters as he was replaced by Henrikh Mkhitaryan – and was brandished a yellow card for time-wasting as he trotted off.And with the former Real Madrid maestro booed by tt we can get much closer to them in five years’ time. “Ultimately, we want to get ourselves back into a place where we can at least see those clubs and be within touching distance of a maybe a place in Europe. “ has never been afraid to spend money on the club. But it is not sustainable and under the current regulations, it is not allowable for an owner to come in and put all of the funds in that are necessary to compete at the top of the Premier League. “We need to put the club in a better position to be generating more of it’s own revenue. “This is a big club and we need to be capturing more of the value from being Aston Villa Football Club than we are today. “If we do that, it takes the pressure off the owner to put nothing but his own money in, which he has done significantly since he has purchased the club.” Villa’s other stars, such as Andreas Weimann, have hailed keeping as a signal of intent from the club, but admit there is no sign yet of Ron Vlaar also staying. Dutch international and , who turns 30 next month, is unlikely to follow suit with his deal also up in the summer and Manchester United interested in him. Delph admitted: “Ron is his own man, he is 30 years old. I have a good relationship with Re scouts posted for Brescia’s Seria A clash with Juventus on Tuesday night.United will have Brescia midfielder Sandro Tonali watched, says Gazzetta dello Sport.The 19-year-old, who has been compared to Andrea Pirlo due to his playing style and long son, he is a great player and he proved that when he played in the World Cup. “Whatever decision he makes he makes, I will leave it to hicontent_imgm.” Will Villa qualify for the Champions League in the next 5 years?500+ VOTES SO FAR

Larsson: It’s time Sunderland won the Cup again

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Seb Larsson has only been a Sunderland player since the summer, but he has heard one date mentioned ­again and again. “1973. We hear a lot of talk about the last time the club won the cup," said Larsson. "Yeah, 1973, a long time ago! "It is about time we gave them something new to shbramovich in Austria on Wednesday night.The Russian billionaire was in attendance for his team’s 5-3 win over RB Salzburg.And Lampard says Abramovich was happy with Chelsea’s display.’It was good to see him. I obviously know him from my playing days,out about, isn’t it?” The quest to do just that continues on Saturday against Arsenal. Accompanying the tea-time fifth-round tie will be further replays of that clip of Bob Stokoe making his gallop across the Wembley pitch to embrace wonder-save hero Jimmy Montgomery, and mentions of Stokoe’s trilby hat and overcoat, which are in a cabinet in the reception at the Stadium of Light. If Sunderland's players feel that a new history needs writing, then you can multiply that many-fold for the Wearside supporters. Larsson has won once at Wembley, ironically against Arsenal, lifting the Carling Cup with Birmingham last season. He plans to be the Gunners' nemesis again this weekend with a club buoyed by new boss Martin O’Neill’s arrival, and their subsequent stunning revival of form. The Swede said: “It is rare that anyone outside the top four win it. But why not this year? "For a club that has not got something like the Man City owners backing them it is going to be hard to win the league. So this is the biggest trophy we have ailla goalkeeper Matija Sarkic has been recalled from his loan spell at Livingston.After being an unused substitute in their first seven Scottish Premiership matches, the 22-year-old established himself as the team’s first choice goalkeeper.The Monten realistic chance in. “When you are this close to the later stages you are desperate to go through. “I have not spoken to team-mates about [playing for Birmingham at] Wembley last season. We will wait until we have booked our place there. "It is just a great feeling. Definitely one you want to re-live if you can. Not many players get to experience it. "I will always remember it and it was a special day. I want to relive it!” It is their turnaround under O’Neill that has convinced Sunderland they may have a chance despite facing an Arsenal side that's supposedly in crisis but could produce a ­backlash after their ­midweek Champions League humiliation by AC Milan. So what, exactly, has O’Neill done to players who were floundering under predecessor Steve Bruce? Larsson said: “A lot of it was getting off tocontent_img a good start. And we have not looked back since that Blackburn game. He is a very clever manager because he keeps us on our toes. “He is an ­intelligent man. It is the way he says things. He gets his messages across in a very clever way.” Larsson added: “In the Carling Cup Final last season, we were confident beforehand and were able to go into the game without ­pressure. No one expected us to win. "Everyone just looked forward to the occasion without too much pressure. “On Saturday, there will be some pressure for us. We really want to go through and do well in the cup.” Then Sunderland fans may be asking in 30 years time, 'Remember 2012?' Team news: Cattermole could return, no Henry this time for Arsenal  Simon Bird's FA Cup previews and predictions (round 5)

Sam Allardyce calls for unity ahead of a ‘season-defining’ week for West Ham

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Sam Allardyce has told his players to stick together ahead of West Ham’s “season-defining” week . have won just two games out of 12 this season and sit three points off the bottom of the Premier League. On Saturday they face Fulham, who are also on 10 points, at Upton P consider swinging the axe.The Daily Mail says the Chilean’s position as head coach is under threat following Monday’s 3-1 home defeat by Arsenal — a result that leaves West Ham one point above the Premier League rgement aren’t short of high profile options should they choose to give manager Unai Emery the push.The Mirror says Arsenal are determined to try and give Emery every chance to turn things around and have denied reports suggesting their Head ofcontent_img Footbaelegation zone.It is understood thark, before a midweek trip to second-bottom Crystal Palace. said: “I think this is a season-defining week with the games and who we’re playing. “By the time we come round to a week tomorrow, we will either be sat in the upper reaches of the bottom end of the table or we’ll still be around where we are now. “The most important thing is to win your games against your near rivals. , but players show their true team spirit in situations like this. “They show their true togetherness and that’s what they’ve got to do. They’ve got to stick together. “They can’t fragment and think it’s all about them. It’s not just about them, it’s about the whole team and everything that goes with it to achieve the right results.”

Chelsea are Manchester United’s only title challengers, claims Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer claims only Chelsea can deny his old club Manchester United the title. Solskjaer is impressed by how well United have recovered under David Moyes from their poor start and they are just five points off top The former United striker, who manages Molde in his native Norway, is adamant can go on to retain their Premier League crown. Solskjaer said: "David's started slowly, then the machinery has started to work now so I'm pleased with the progress they've made. "Everyone's talking about a bad, bad start but if you look at the other championship contenders, they're not very far ahead. "Man United and Chelsea, those two for me are the main ce time at the club.The right winger has only played off the bench twice this season, which is a similar story to last season.While Shaqiri has made important contributions, he knows that he is having a tough time dislodging the likes of Mohamed Salahontenders. Of course Man United can win it, absolutely no problem. "They've got the players to do it, they've got the history to do it. Now when David is getting to know the playecontent_imgrs, I'm sure we'll improve. I'm still saying 'we'. After almost 15 years you still feel a part." and says he still hopes to manage in the Premier League one day. He told Sky Sports News: "I said it when I came back here that I just want to see if I can manage and if I enjoy it. "If I do and there's offers coming, then I'd like to see myself in the Premier League onecastle United great Alan Shearer remains unimpressed by Jurgen Klopp’s decision to skip their FA Cup defeat of Shrewsbury Town.Currently away on his Premier League break, Klopp picked a team comprised entirely of youngsters for his side’s FA Cup four day."

Tottenham captain Michael Dawson signs new three-year deal at White Hart Lane

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Tottenham Hotspur captain Michael Dawson has penned a new three-year deal at White Hart Lane, have announced. , who has been at the club since January 2005, has now extende prepared to sell Ezequiel Barco next month amid Premier League interest.The Record says Arsenal and Manchster United feature on a long list of admirers of the Argentine ace which also includes Inter Micontent_imglan, AC Milan, Roma, Sporting Lisbon, Benfica, ed his stay until 2016. Dawson made the move to Spurs from Nottingham Forest and has made 293 career appearances to date and scoring 10 goals. He was a member of the squad which secured a first-ever top-four fg CP president Frederico Varandas is coy over talk of a deal with Manchester United being settled for Bruno Fernandes.There’s claims in Portugal that everything is agreed between clubs.But Varandas said, “The most complicated thing to deal with is thinish in the Premier League in 2009/10, with Spurs then going on to reach the last eight of the Champions League the following season. Yorkshire-born Dawson was linked with a move away from the club when Andre Villas-Boas took over as manager, but has since established himself as a key member of the Portuguese's backline.

VIDEO: Watch Vieira interview that led to Man City banning BBC reporter

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UPDATE: Watch video of Dan Roan's interview with Patrick Vieira below *** Patrick Vieira has reacted with fury to what he claims is a "serious and cynical misrepresentation" of an interview he gave at the Soccerex conference in Manchester this afternoon. Having stoked the flames of controversy last week by suggesting it had been a desperate measure from Manchester United to bring Paul Scholes out of retirement in January, Vieira seemed keen to stay out of the headlines when he attended the conference today. The former France midfielder attended one discussion about youth football with Stuart Pearce, Gerard Houllier and David Sheepshanks and carried out a pre-arranged interview with the BBC. However, in the interview, he seemed to suggest United were benefiting from refereeing decisions, which has been a hot topic since Monday, when Fulham were denied a last-minute penalty in their 1-0 defeat at Old Trafford when Michael Carrick barged Danny Murphy inside the box. Under the circumstances, the comments were inflammatory and appeared oddly timed given City have now fallen three points bel back chairman Daniel Levy’s plans to buy Sporting CP star Bruno Fernandes.Levy failed with a bid for Fernandes last summer and is expected to try again in January.“I was surprised by the season of Bruno Fernandes,” Mourinho told Eleven Sports in hind in their attempt to win the championship. Although they have not denied Vieira made the comments that have been reported, City have released a strongly-worded statement condemning the manner in which they were used during an interview which was supposed to be content_imgpart of Vieira's charity work for Football Against Hunger, a campaign to tackle starvation in Africa. "Patrick Vieira has expressed his disappointment and anger at what he feels is a serious and cynical misrepresentation of an interview he gave to the BBC," said the statement. "Manchester City's Football Development Executive gave the interview at the annual SoccerEx exhibition at the GMEX Convention Centre on Wednesday afternoon. He was representing Football Against Hunger, a campaign to tackle starvation in Africa. "An interview given to the BBC's Dan Roan contained what Patrick feels was a very leading line of questions regarding Manchester United supposedly receiving favourable treatment by referees. Patrick feels that his views have been deliberately taken out of context." Vieira said: "I am very angry with Dan Roan. I feel he has misrepresented me. I made it clear in the interview twice that I wanted to avoid criticising United and even stated that I didn't watch the United game against Fulham and had not seen the incident to which the reporter referred. "That part of the interview was ignored and my comments were taken completely out of context. I called the reporter twice to ask for a retraction and an apology which has not come. "I feel Dan Roan and the BBC have shown a complete lack of respect for me, the 'Football Against Hunger' charity and Manchester City Football Club." The statement continued: "Manchester City support Patrick in his strong feelings on this matter and have confirmed to the BBC that the reporter will now be banned from all Manchester City media activity." Chief Communications Officer, Vicky Kloss, said: "Despite the Charity arranging the interview with Dan Roan for the purposes of promoting the Football Against Hunger campaign, the reporter pursued a leading and aggressive line of questioning, through which Patrick was very careful to tread a diplomatic path. "A misrepresentative article by Dan Roan appeared on the BBC's website a short time later which omitted significant commanchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer remains hopeful of Angel Gomes signing new terms.Solskjaer is eager for United to persuade Angel Gomes his future lies at the club, after fellow academy graduate Tahith Chong signed a new deal. “With Tahitents of clarification and took the interview completely out of context. "Manchester City promotes a positive and welcoming approach to media outlets, however it is felt, in the absence of any correction or apology that there is no option but to issue an immediate ban to Dan Roan from future media activity."

Could not do better: Why Newcastle receive A+’s all round in the end of term report

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This is the time of year whe2-2 draw at Osasuna had nothing to do with the transfer market.Rakitic was benched for the third game in a row as speculation grows about his future ahead of Monday’s transfer deadline.”You can say what you want,” Valverde said about rumours of an exn football journalists traditionally done serious school-masterly tones and write what is commonly known as the End of Term Report. No player can be refereed to without dishing out a B+ for attainment, or a C- for effort. Comments usually include players needing to pull his socks up, get their hair cut and show they wants to learn, and are essential reading as footy fans nationwide digest how their club and heroes/terrace hate figures, have rewarded their emotional and financial investment. But how can I make the report theme interesting when analysing Newcastle United's exploits this season? It's akin to grading a class full of high flying swots. Grade A's all round. One for effort for each and every one of them. Personalised comments would be full of praise, with any negativity just nit picking when seen in the context of their unexpected achievements. More difficult is picking a player of the year, and choosing a goal of the season. From top to bottom of the club this should be a time for happy reflection, a couple of weeks of celebration, mixed with a calm, calculating analysis of where the club goes from here. Especially with a arduous, and unfortunately not very lucrative, Europa League campaign on the horizon that will test a small squad next season. So here are a few random thoughts on the thrilling, refreshing, successful journey Newcastle have travelled since August. A development plan well executed Boss Alan Pardew ended last season believing Newcastle were a "functional" team who would win a few games, do ok, but not pull up trees. He had a plan to change that. He wanted a fluid passing side, with mobility and pace. He wanted solid reliable characters who lifted the mood, not dragged it down on their own personal whim. He wanted goals and thrills to characterise his side and entertain the Geordie public. So out went Joey Barton, after pre-season battles that convinced Pardew he had to be released. And out went skipper Kevin Nolan, a previously pivotal man, but lacking the athleticism to be part of the new Newcastle. In came Yohan Cabaye, a French title winner. In came Demba Ba, with elusive skills and a knack for a goal. Fabricio Coloccini was appointed captain and immediately set a tone of inclusivity and professionalism. Goal-scorers galore – and brilliant ones too Ba started the fun, and January signing Papiss Cisse ended the season in form. 16 goals in 16 games from Ba set up the season perfectly and made Newccontent_imgastle a force. When his hot streak ended others were ready to step in. It all dovetailed perfectly. Cisse upped the momentum when he arrived and ended up with 13. Hatem Ben Arfa, expertly held back then unleashed by Pardew grabbed six and Cabaye five. In total 15 players notched up 62 goals. Try choosing a player of the year, you could end up arguing all night Always the sign of a good season when this is a difficult question. Coloccini probably swings it, because he was a rock on the pitch and filled the big hole left by powerful Nolan behind the scenes. I'd argue Cabaye was equally important because his addition and good form for most of the season was key to Pardew executing his plan for a new style of slick passing play. Ba was probably worthy of the title until January, Cisse probably deserves it from February until the end of the season. Hatem Ben Arfa's flashed of brilliance suggests he could challenge for it next season if he can be more consistent. And what about keeper Tim Krul? First full season, didn't put a glove wrong, and excelled with the responsibility. Unsung heroes all around I'd single out Danny Simpson for special praise. True he made a couple of errors (that thrown in in injury time against Arsenal), but he was an ever present until the last couple of games of the season when injury robbed him of a proud record. He is tenacious, so obviously enjoys the privilege of his job, and did himself proud. Such a pity he may now move on after a contract wrangle. Then there was the likes of Ryan Taylor who filled in as an emergency left back at the start of the season, made the position his own for a period, and scored three goals (a derby match special too). Shola Ameobi merits his own position as one of Alan Pardew's favourites. Great in the dressing room, always ready to cause Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer feels their draw at Huddersfield Town was the standard of his players.A 1-1 draw means United drop out of Europe’s elite.Solskjaer said of having to play in the Europa League: “It’s probably the right placehavoc and grab a goal as a sub. Understands the club, and smart too. Goal of the season? Ben Arfa's amazing direct dribble against Bolton (or the FA Cup v Blackburn), or Cisse's stunning swipe against Chelsea? I'd go for Cisse's banana shot, simply for it's audacity, and because it illustrated the sheer 100% confidence of a striker who couldn't stop scoring. Best performance? Newcastle played brilliantly in patches in many games. But no performance matches the intensity and sustained high quality they maintained against Manchester United when they won 3-0 at home. Funniest moment? Not surprisingly it comes from the partisan antics of a supporter. The man who wrote an ever so serious letter to the Mayor of Milan asking if he'd ever spotted a Mackem in the great city, takes some beating. As does the reply he received confirming that indeed, no, the mayor had never seen a Mackem in Milan. For the uninitiated this is a lovely extension of a famous chant that Newcastle supporters like to voice on their European travels, and in the best tradition of taunting local rivals Sunderland. "Have you ever seen a Mackem in Milan… No, I've never seen a Mackem in Milan……" After the heroics of Pardew and his squad this season, it will be sung once again. A+ all round lads. You did Tyneside proud.

Manchester United’s displays have been shameful at times this season admits David Moyes

David Moyes has revealed his shame at his woeful first season as Manchester United manager. Moyes admits he has felt so embarrassed by United’s dramatic decline that he was relieved he could finally look their fans in the eye after the epic itrick Kluivert is delighted seeing Frenkie de Jong make the impact he has.Like Kluivert, De Jong came through the system at Ajax before joining Barca this season.”Did Barça ask me about Frenkie De Jong? I said that he could bring a lot to the team an midweek. “The big thing was that I could look the supporters in the face after the game on Wednesday night because I thought that we had given them something to shout about and we had nothing to be ashamed of in our performance,” said the United boss, who succeeded Sir Alex Ferguson last summer. “In some of the other games I’ve felt ashamed, because the team haven’t played well enough and I haven’t got a team out that has got a good enough result. “I said on Wednesday night I thought it was great that I could applaud the supporters. They have always been applauding – but I think deservedly [in Wednesday's case] because they saw the team performing well. "I was pleased I could give the supporters something to shout about.” That comeback win over Olympiakos has been the highlight of Moyes’ troubled Old Trafford reign, which has seecontent_imgn Premier League form collapse, but he is adamant the good times will eventually outweigh the bad ones. “I came to the club to have those nights,” said the former Everton boss, who takes his team to London . “I joined Manchester United because I knew these would be more often than not. I still believe that. “I still believe that my time here will have more good times than bad telighted to have won a recall to the England national team.The Tottenham midfielder returns for the upcoming Euro2020 qualifiers against Bulgaria and Kosovo after missing out on the Nations League finals in June.”I am delighted to be back in the squaimes, I have no doubt about that. “It has been a difficult initiation period at the moment, but I’m looking forward to the highs and I’m sure they will be there in the future. “Wednesday was only a small glimpse, a small part of what I hope it will look like.” Who will win at Upton Park on Saturday?0+ VOTES SO FAR

‘We felt the pressure,’ admits Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino after home defeat to Stoke

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Mauricio Pochettino admitted his Tottenham players bottled it as they were Angry fans vented their fury after Bojan and Jon Walters put Stoke 2-0 up after just 33 minutes. Nacer Chadli volleyed a late consolation but Kyle Naughton was sent off for a foul on Victor Moses. Pochettino said: “Maybe its true that after we conceded the first goal we felt the pressure. “It’s true we started to take rash decisions and felt uncomfortable in possession of the ball.” Spurs have now lost three of their last four Premier League matches and have dropped to 12th. Pochettino finally replaced Emmanuel AdebLeicester City and West Ham United are both keeping tabs on Motherwell teenager Reece McAlear. The young midfielder has played for Well’s Under-20s outfit at just 15 and has also represented Scotland at youth level.Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers has mocontent_imgnitored McAlear’s progress since his days at Celtic.The 17-year-old is contracted with the Scottish Premier League club until 2020.ayor with Harry Kane after growing demand from fans and pundits. Kane, however, missed an early header and struggled to make any further impact. Victory for Stoke lifts above Tottenham to ninth in the table. Hughes said: “Maybe there is a bit of pressure on the players at the moment and we thought if we started positively we could use that to our own ends.” He urged Pochettino, however, to stick by his principles as bids to guide his men through their rocky spell. who lost defenders Phil Bardsley and Marc Wilson to injury, said: “Every manager hasnter Milan have not made an adequate offer for Alexis Sanchez.The Chilean wants to join Inter before the European transfer deadline shuts next Monday.But with a lack of attacking options, Solskjaer admits it will take a good offer for United to sell his own philosophy. Everybody wants their team to play in a certain manner. I am no different in that regard. “If you’ve had success in a certain way you have to back your principles and you don’t go off tack.” Will Mauricio Pochettino be Spurs boss at the end of the season?500+ VOTES SO FAR