2020 February

Malky Mackay favourite for Wigan job despite possible ban over offensive text scandal

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Malky Mackay could get the Wigan job – and still end up being banned. Mackay is after he was sacked by thAndrea Pirlo is being lined up for a return to Juventus.La Stampa says the former midfielder is set to take charge of Juve’s U23 team, which now competes in Serie C.He will succeed current Juve B coach Fabio Pecchia.The post will mark Pirlo’s first coaching position since hanging up his boots after a spell in MLS with New York City FC.With Juve, Pirlo won four Scudetti.e Championship strugglers. But the Football Association yesterday confirmed that their investigation into allegations he sent racist, sexist and homophobic texts is still ongoing. MirrorSport understands that there may be a split at the FA as to whether to punish him or not which could lead to a suspension. The texts – during Mackay's time at Cardiff – were made public when the Scot was about to get the Crystal Palace job and that offer then fell through. Wigan oe final between Liverpool and Tottenham will be decided by two players.Mourinho says the clash between Reds defender Virgil van Dijk and Spurs attacker Christian Eriksen will be decisive.He told Eleven Sports: “If I have to ccontent_imghoose someone, also in wner Dave Whelan is understood to be supportive of Mackay and a fan of his but if he does appoint him then it will be knowing the FA could still punish him. Wigan fans! Do you want Malky Mackay as your new manager?0+ VOTES SO FAR

Chelsea title challenge has found its “missing piece” in Cesc Fabregas says Jose Mourinho

Jose Mocontent_imgurinho claims that Cesc Fabregas’ desire to return to England proves that the Premier League is the most competitive in the world. The Chelsea boss insists he could not wait to get back to English football when he was at Real Madrid – and Fabregas felt the same when he was at Barcelona. Mourinho believes he has by bringing ex-Arsenal skipper Fabregas to – having believed that the midfielder would stay with his ­hometown club and eventually replace Xavi as Barca’s midfield fulcrum. Yet, the Special One claims that he and Fabregas, 27, missed the in-depth competition provided by the Premier League. He said: “I always thought Cesc would be a Barcelona player because he is so good and, being a Catalan and with the end of Xavi’s career coming, I thought that Fabregas would stay there. “But it was him being so strong about this position that he wanted to come back to English football, a bit like me. I was in a big club and wanted to be back. he was at a big club and wanted to be back. “So, when we heard that he’d decided to come back to London, we knew he was the one we wanted. "He can play as a No.8 or No.10, plus the fact he has experience in the Premier League. He is not on the foreign list, as he counts as a homegrown player, which was important and he is not on the foreign list for the Champions League either. They were important factors. “ Brighton pass him by.Potter felt he could not turn down a Premier League offer as he prepares to leave Swansea City for Brighton, reports the BBC.Brighton are set to appoint Potter as their new manager after he informed Swansea he wants to leave.NewI see him everywhere because he can play everywhere. "His best quality is the speed where he analyses the game and executes. He is difficult to shake off the ball or make the wrong decision. He can accelerate the intensity of the game or he can reduce it. He’s very intelligent. And he has goals. "He is the missing piece.” Mourinho insists Everton’s ability to pay almost £30m from Chelsea proves the competitive nature of the Premier League – and believes it compares favourably to La Liga or the German ­Bundesliga. The Chelsea chief said: ithdrawn from the Guinea squad for the international break.Keita has suffered a succession of injuries over the past six months and hasn’t started in the Premier League for the Reds since April.Guinea coach Didier Six said Liverpool were “reluctant” “We should be more pride about our league. People in other countries say, ‘Our league is the best in the world [not the Premier League]’. But how can a league of two or three teams be the best in the world? “How many clubs in other countries can spend £30m on a player like Everton did? In Spain, only three. In Germany, only two. Portugal? Zero. France, one or two. “See the quality of players throughout the Premier League. Loic Remy is a World Cup player. Where is he going to play? QPR or maybe Newcastle. Leroy Fer scored in the World Cup, but could play for Norwich in the Championship. “So, we are not as proud as we should be and don’t defend our league. That can affect self-esteem and put doubt in players’ minds. How can England go to a World Cup and not think, ‘We are good enough to win’?” Will Chelsea win the title next season?6000+ VOTES SO FAR

Southampton v Chelsea – Preview and possible lineups

The ‘Saints’ have almost everybody free at their disposal, the only absentees being Jack Stephens, who issuspended after being sent off in Southampton’s previous game against Arsenal, and Steven Davis, w has revealed Cristiano Ronaldo had a word with him during defeat to Juventus on the weekend.The former PSV Eindhoven star scored on debut in the 4-3 defeat.He told TUDN: “After my goal at Juve, Ronaldo approached me to compliment me. He said I was who is not yeSabiat back to 100% in his recovery from an achilles injury.Mario Lemina and Shane Long are both doubtful, although they could be in contention from the bench. It is possible that Jan Bednarek could receive a Premier League debut to fill Jack Stephens’ place in the five-man defence, although Mark Hughes could also revert back to a back four.Ross Barkley returns to the squad for the ‘Blues’, after recovering from a hamstring injury, however he is lacking match fitness and is doubtful to start.David Luiz is expected to be out for a few more weeks as he recovers from an ankle problem, while ThibautCourtois (hamstring), Pedro (knock), Davide Zappacosta (hamstring) and DannyDrinkwater (groin) are all doubts.The Saints boss made it clear that he was happy with the performance last week against Arsenal, even if the result wasn’t positive."Clearly after the West Ham game, any momentum we were hoping to get from the cup game [against Wigan] had been dissipated," he said. "So we needed to have a g Henderson can handle his public criticism.After the Liverpool game, Wilder told journalists he was not bothered by goalkeeper Henderson’s feelings, after his mistake allowed Georginio Wijnaldum to score the Reds’ winner.”Sometimes people say things ood performance, which I felt we did against Arsenal, albeit we didn’t get the result we all wanted,""But confidecontent_imgnce hasn’t been diminished in any way, shape or form. We’re ready to go. We’ve had another good week and we’ll get the benefit of that. It’s a busy week and one that will test us, but we’re all ready for it and ready for the challenge."The London side face Southampton on Sunday 22, but Conte is focusing on this game for now. "We have to go game by game," he said."Tomorrow is the most important for us against Southampton.""This team [Southampton] has great quality in the squad. It’s a great surprise to see them in this position. We must pay great attention tomorrow."Chelsea have won seven games at St Mary’s Park in all competitions, a record that is only beaten by Manchester United (10). If Mark Hughes, who was with Stoke for the first part of the season, loses on Saturday he will be the second ever manager to lose three Premier League games against the same opponent.McCarthy; Bednarek, Yoshida, Hoedt; Cedric, Romeu, Hojbjerg, Bertrand; Ward-Prowse, Tadic; Austin.Courtois; Azpilicueta, Cahill, Rudiger, Moses, Alonso, Kante, Fabregas, Willian, Hazard, Giroud.

Liverpool may rest Daniel Sturridge until after Merseyside Derby despite his return to training

Liverpool will refuse to as he hits the comeback trail. And that means he will not figure in what has already become a crucial at West Ham on Saturday, even though he has alread six days in Spain preparing for the Champions League final against Tottenham Hotspur on June 1.Keita travelled with his teammates on Monday despite harbouring a groin injury in the semi-final first leg against Barcelona.The midfielder was ruled out y returned to the training ground. Boss Brendan Rodgers revealed the striker is so important to his side’s long term plans, he will not even gamble on playing Sturridge in a week on Sunday… despite the pressure to win that explosive clash. “We wouldn’t rush him back because of one game. Unless he’s fit enough to produce for us then I wouldn’t rush it,” he explained. “He does have a chance for the derby, yes. It’s just how the injury has responded and he’s working well bucontent_imgt we’ll know more early next week. He’s out on the field and he’ll be back in full training at the beginning of next week.” Full-back Glen Johnson is also back in training and could feature against Everton, while Martin Skrtel is likely to be restored to the starting line-up at West Ham. There is less good news on Jon Flanagan, though. “He’ll probably be out for up to three months. He’s had his knee cleared out. The initial thinking was six weeks or so but it’s going to take a bit longer,” Rodgers revealed. While the Reds boss will refCrystal Palace ace Wilfried Zaha is in talks with Bayern Munich.Sky Sports says Zaha’s representatives have held preliminary talks with Bayern Munich following his decision to hire super-agent Pini Zahavi, but at this stage it seems unlikely Bayern wuse to rush Sturridge back to face the Hammers, he refuted the suggestion from this weekend's counterpart Sam Allardyce following their shock defeat by Villa and struggle with Ludogorets . “Complacent? No. We are allergic to complacency here," he said. "We are not good enough to do that. Villa played well.” Who will win this weekend?1000+ VOTES SO FAR

Pochettino casts doubt over future

Mauricio Pochettino did not provide any guarantees that he will still be in charge of Tottenham next season, saying &qSabiauot;".Spurs will finish in the Premier League’s top four for the third year in a row this season, with Wednesday’s ensuring fifth-placontent_imgced Chelsea cannot catch them.Pochettino has received praise for keeping Spurs on trapes the best for former manager Maurizio Sarri.Sarri left Chelsea for Juventus this month, leaving the Londoners as Europa League title winners.Asked about Sarri, whose reign was overshadowed by recriminations from fans and rumours of dressing-room uck for Champions League football this term despite the team taking up temporary residence at Wembley as they await the completion of their new stadium.Harry Kane suggested finishing in the top four this term is even last season because in his eyes they effectively had "38 away matches".As a resu job at Manchester United tomorrow.“It’s easy to lose sight of the fact the club came third last year – the players came third, the management – and won the Europa League so they are used to being up there and competing,” said Lampard. “And I don’tlt of Spurs’ consistency under Pochettino, the former Argentina international has been linked with moves to other clubs such as Real Madrid.And although Pochettino was quick to point out he has a, he recognised things can happen very quickly in football.When asked if he was 100 per cent certain he will still be at the club next season, Pochettino told reporters: "What a question. because I have a three-year contract here, but tomorrow I don’t know what is going to happen."[There’s] no point in talking about that. Only you know in football that everything can happen. No one is sure in their job, but I have a three-year contract."Like I told the media in Spain after the game on Wednesday, they asked me about my contract and about what happened at some clubs, I told them: ‘Look, I have a three-year contract and they [the other clubs] need to agree with Daniel [Levy, Spurs chairman].’"Defender Toby Alderweireld’s future is rather more considering his contract expires at the end of next season and the club have seemingly made little headway on an extension.But Pochettino says he expects to have talks with the Belgium international next week."Of course [talks will happen next week]," Pochettino said. "We are going to be ready from the moment we finish the season tofor the next season, of course."I think now we need to focus on finishing in the best way."Then from Monday we will talk about all that is going to happen next season. That is the moment. Now is not a moment to talk about individual situations."

‘A balloon with a Weetabix crushed on top’: Oasis Liam taunts Rooney over hair transplant

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Former Oasis singer Liam Gallagher has taunted Wayne Rooney in hilarious style over the England striker's hair transplant. Rooney is rumoured to have spent £20,000 last summer having follicular unit extraction at a clinic in Harley Street. But Beady Eyeat Brescia.Tomorrow marks the first time Atalanta and Brescia meet in Serie A since 2004.Balotelli is unlikely to feature and Gasperini said, “I don’t follow everything, but at the start of the year it seemed a good fit for him, Brescia and the nat frontman Gallagher told The Telegraph: "I'm not having it. He looks like a f***ing balloon with a f***ing Weetabix crushed on top. "He's better off as a skinhead, isn't he?" Manchester City fan Gallagher, who was celebrating at the Eithad in May as Rooney wcontent_imgas facing up to losing the title at Sunderland, took another swipe at the forward when he was asked what kind of clothes he would wear when he reached old age. He replied: "As long as you look cool and you've got your own head of hair, that's all I care about." It is the second time Rooney has fallen foul of the Gallt how his side have proven the critics wrong about their Premier League chances.The newly promoted club were written off by most pundits as certainties to go down.But they have thrived in the top flight and could win European qualification for next sagher brothers. Coleen Rooney sent Noel Gallagher her husband's £2,000 Gibson electric guitar to sign for Wayne's 22nd birthday – but Liam's estranged brother returned it sprayed City blue, with the lyrics to club anthem Blue Moon written on it, together with the words 'Happy Birthday Spongebob'. Noel played a similar prank on Rooney's former team-mate Gary Neville, signing his guitar with the words 'Happy Birthday Knobhead'. Read more classic putdowns

Paulinho doubled Barca’s lead with tap-in

for ‘Los Cules’ in the 11th minute after And Barcelona’s in a very similar move.The La holding back Christian Eriksen for their derby wDahliain over AC Milan.Eriksen only replaced Alexis Sanchez after Inter had gone 3-2 up – having been 0-2 down at one stage.Conte said after the 4-2 triumph: “Both Ashley Young and Victor Moses, because th Liga champions worked the ball around to Lucas Digne content_imgon the left who The goaited hero Gary Neville for celebrating Liverpool blowing their unbeaten Premier League run.The Reds, who return to league action against Bournemouth at Anfield on Saturday lunchtime, saw their hopes of going the entirety of the 2019/20 Premier Leaguel would have lifted Ernesto Valverde’s side as they

Transfer news, rumours and gossip from Saturday’s papers

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The transfer window may be shut, but managers up and down the country are already plotting for when the next one opens, and we've got all the gossip from all the papers right here. Real prepare to ignore Chelsea and offer Higuain to City  Liverpool express interest in Barcelona starlet  Birmingham boss signed his son before transfer ban  Blackburn striker joins Stevenage on loan  Heskey heads list of summer clear-out at Villa EXCLUSIVE: Fowler close to making return…with 'Pool  are plotting a sensational bid to bringback to the club after enquiring about the Chelsea striker’s contract situation. (Daily Mail) may extend his comeback into next season. (Daily Telegraph) boss Sir Alex Ferguson is on the trail of one of South America's top prospects after receiving glowing form reports on 23-year-old Brazil defender of Vasco da Gama. (Daily Mail) AC are desperate to sign The Italian giants are preparing a big money move for the £30million-rated Manchester City striker. (Daily Star) are planning a summer Bosman swoop for Bayern Munich striker (Daily Mail) and have been alerted tos the transfer window begins to kick into top gear, we here at TribalFootballlook at the ways in which your club can generate funds without losing valuable players, in order to bring in the big money signings ahead of the 19/20 season.This Edition: A the availability of Sao Paulo starlet after it was revealed that the Brazilian play-maker has stepped up English lessons in a bid to attract Premier League interest. (Metro) boss Andre Villas-ez insists they’re stronger than Inter Milan.Theo is confident being over his ankle strain for the September 21 derby.”I really want to play in it,” he told Sport Mediaset.“It’s the first Milan derby that I’ll have played in. I’m sure we’ll win it Boas has again indicated his desire to lure Porto forward to Stamford Bridge, saying the Brazil international 'fits the profile' of the player he is looking for. (talkSPORT) will step up their attempts to sign from Ajax, with sources in Holland claiming £10million could be enough to land the Belgium defender. (London Evening Standard) Former Bayer Leverkusen manager Reiner Calmund says there is a "90 per cent chance" that will movcontent_imge to in the summer after claiming he spoke with the Cologne striker. (Goal.com) have signed promising Luton Town 16-year-old for a significant transfer fee, the club claim. (Goal.com)

PSG attempts to dissuade Mbappe from moving to Madrid

PSG have made it clear that they want to , and will do so by offering the youngster an extortionate salary. Madrid has stated that it is , since there are so many other big clubs who are.It will bes Unai Emery admits Mesut Ozil didn’t deserve a place in his starting XI last night.Ozil, the highest-paid player in the history of the club, was again left out of the matchday squad as Gabriel Martinelli hit a brace in the 4-0 Europa League victory difficult but .In order tDaltono do so, the Ligue 1 giants are prepared to offer their star a . According to ‘El Mundo’, PSG have put an offer of on the table, which if taken, will put Real Madrid completely out of the picture.Whether Mbappe has reached the heights of the likes of is another question but what is certain is that he is .The Frenchman has also statcontent_imged that his , despite rumours that their at the hands of Manchester United may have swayed his decision.The course Mbappe takes will almost won at the French club, but it looks as though he will be .Amongst all of this, it is important to remember that , the magnate that controls all of PSG’s movements will also have a say as to whether thteham.The Ivory Coast full-back has made 17 appearances in all competitions but is happy to battle for his place in Mauricio Pochettino’s plans.Aurier told Canal Football: “In football things can happen very quickly.”For the moment I do not desire toe club will , such as Madrid, or whether they .

Aston Villa’s Paul Lambert given vote of confidence by chief exec after sixth loss in eight games

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Randy Lerner is giving Paul Lambert his full support after Aston Villa insisted he will not be axed despite some “brutal” flak. Some Villa fans have been bombarding radio phone-ins and Twitter calling for the Scot’s head. Monday night's was ’ sixth loss in eight games – including an FA Cup exit side fighting against relegation to League Two. But Villa chief executive Paul Faulkner says there has been “definite clear progress” at the club since Lambert took charge in June 2012. Villa came 15th last season – despite some humiliating beatings – with 41 points, after finishing 16th with 38 under Alex McLeish a year before. Now the Midlands club, owned by American Lerner, sit 11th with 23 points and six clean sheets this term. Lerner’s right-hand man Faulkner, who also sits on the FA Council, said: “Football is a harsh, brutal business. Criticism and stick goes flying about. But being in the middle of it, you have to stay strong together and support each other. “If you don’t keep going when there is a little bit of stick, then you won’t achieve anything ultimately. With the right guy, you have to weather those storms when they come. “Twelve months ago, we were in a really bad run. We stuck together during that and saw the benefits in the seconcontent_imgd half of the season. “We know what the manager is trying to do, we believe it is a good way. Over time it is going to allow Aston Villa to put ourselves in the best position to compete and challenge in the right half of the table where multuous summer.Lascelles has welcomed new manager Steve Bruce to St James’ Park.He said, “I’m looking forward to it, a totally new challenge, tactics and structure. It is going to be different to what we’ve been used to.”What happened, happened. Peowe want to be. “If you just look at the short-term you can cause yourself real problems. And equally if you are too fixated on the future in two or three years’ time you can get too caught up in events over-taking you. “It is about how do we keep making those positive strides forward and making this club bigger and stronger again. Those are steps along the way and I am a big beliinst setting up a collective presence on the Google-owned video sharing website, reports SportBusiness.The YouTube.com/PremierLeague channel has gone live ahead of the start of the 2019-20 season this Friday.However, the service will be focused on shever in stability and continuity giving you more of a competitive chance. But it is never linear and you are not going to go up in a smooth line.” Villa have slashed their wage bill since Martin O’Neill quit as manager and have loaned out big-earners such as Darren Bent and Shay Given, while Stephen Ireland has now joined Stoke permanently following a successful loan spell. With Lerner anxious for Villa to become self-sufficient, they have opted for cheaper signings from abroad or England's lower leagues. Lambert’s side are now no longer prone to the thrashings they endured last season like the club-record 8-0 loss at Chelsea. But fans are frustrated at only two wins at home in the League this season as Villa are regularly booed off. Faulkner added: “It is very understandable frustration – people want to see their team win. But there is very clear definite progress in terms of points and league place. “The team is also a lot more solid. Last year one of the statistics that got thrown about was the lack of clean sheets. This year we are a harder team to break down and beat. “Now we get into the second half of the season where we are trying to look upwards and are desperate to improve the home form.” Villa continue to scour for bargains this month and have snapped up striker Grant Holt, who played for Lambert at Norwich, on loan from Championship side Wigan. But Faulkner has ruled out a January spending spree. He added: “We were busy in the summer and brought in seven players, that [the summer window] is always going to be the bulk of your business.”

Reformed Balotelli makes hero’s return to Champions League

After being a public enemy at Manchester City the last time he played in Europe, Mario Balotelli returns tonight as their goal-scoring hero. The young Italian was a zero in the eyes of his boss Roberto Mancini and City fans in March when he self-destructed spectacularly against Dynamo Kiev in the Europa League. Even by his crazy standards, his reckless challenge was a moment of madness, which earned him a red card to end City’s European dream. Eight months later, he is free to face Villarreal after completing his three-match ban and he has become the face of City’s continuing rise. And goalkeeper Joe Hart is delighted he is now loved rather than loathed. Hart admits the striker is a “strange guy”, but is glad his critics are finally appreciating he is a fine footballer. Balotelli hrpool to end their Premier League title hoodoo this season.The former Reds goalkeeper is an Anfield hero after winning four trophies in his 394 appearances for the club.Reina said: “To make 97 points and to arrive second is just disgraceful! It’s uas helped to replace Carlos Tevez’s goals for City and has scored five in his last six games and six in total. “I’m happy he’s getting some love,” said Hart. “He’s had some strange press in the past, but then he’s a strange guy so I think it’s fair enough. “But now he’s getting love for the right reasons. He’s a great footballer and I’m happy to see he’s getting praised. He’s getting the credit he deserves because he’s doing so well.” Hart still has reservations about the man who returned with a lorry packed with goodies such as a trampoline and two scooters when sent out by his mum to buy a vacuum cleaner. He cut a ridiculous pose on the flight out yesterday, wearing a hat, scarf and huge Jimmy Savile-style sunglasses. “He won’t be in charge of our Christmas party,” joked the England No.1. “Nothing has been said yet, but it won’t be him.” Mancini knew exactly what he was signing when he bought Balotelli from his old club Inter Milan in August 2010 for £24million. He had nurtured his precocious talent at the San Siro, handing him his debut when he was 17. Their relationship is like that of father and errant son and alternates between pats on the back or a kick up the backside. “He is available for the first time this season,” said Mancini. “He can be an important playcontent_imger for us this time. He’s young and has already played many important games for us. “I have known him since he was a lad. I launched his career at Inter and I wanted him here with me at City. He senses my trust. He is always very polite. Let’s not forget he is 21 and it’s not easy to be an icon. “Technically he does not have to envy anyone but he does need to improve his attitude.” Mancini resisted offers from AC Milan to sell Balotelli to his boyhood heroes and says he will remain at City for a while yet before going home. “One day he will return to Ital all three of their corresponding fixtures last term are 13th, albeit in a cluster of 10 clubs on four points that goes up to fourth.The French forward said: “It’s really important to get a win. “Now it’s done, we’re really happy with the result and y, but not for a few years,” he said. “Playing at City will do him good. In the summer we had lots of interest from him from Italian clubs but we’re not giving anyone away.” Mancini hopes Balotelli can continue his hot streak tonight and help City keep their Champions League dream alive. He feels City’s next game away to Napoli will decide their fate, but knows they must first beat Villarreal. “The match that will decide which team goes into the second stage will be the one in Naples,” he said. Bonfire society to burn 30ft effigy of fireworks fan Balotelli – with pics  Silva out to show Spain what they've been missing

Tim Sherwood delighted with Tottenham’s second-half response in success over Everton

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Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood praised his players for their second-half display against Everton but admits they must address slow starts. after Spurs were second-best for the majority of the opening period. The win sees leapfrog the Toffees in the race for Champions League qualification but he believes they must start better, if they are to finish in the top four in May. He told Sky Sports: "We started slow again and we've got ottenham are confident of sealing a loan move for Nicolo Zaniolo as part of the Toby Alderweireld transfer.Roma are the club who are most likely to sign Alderweireld, who is refusing to sign a new contract at Spurs.While the Italian club cannot afforto find out why. Hugo kept us in the game early on – we have to address it. "We did the same against Man City and we were out of the game, and it could have happened again today. “The contrast between first and second half was good, they clearly took the team-talk on board. I want the ball played into midfield and if someone is marked, give them the ball. "It was chalk and cheese first to second half and we managed to come out on top." Adebayor continued his resurgence under Sherwood having found himself isolated under previous boss Andre Villas-Boas. And admitted he is delighted with before saving special praise for Jermain Defoe, who played his last home league game Sherwood added: "It's all about how Ade's being managed I think. He's going to have sticky spells, all strikers do, but he's got the right attitude and application and I&Kane.Sanchez says Real have never recovered from the sale of Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus 18 months ago.He told content_imgMarca: “I’m of the opinion that Real Madrid should have two teams and two strong No.9s. I’ve noticed Harry Kane for a long time.””I’d sigapos;m just delighted with him at the moment. "It was a bit early for Jermain but if he got 10 standing ovations, it wouldn't be enough. "He's a legend at this club and if I'm him I am still out there now. He's far from finished – unless he's not telling me something."

Stoke manager Mark Hughes sets his sights on a top-half finish after thumping 4-1 win over Aston Villa

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Stoke City boss Mark Hughes is targeting a top-10 finish after his side's Christian Benteke had given the hosts the lead at Villa Park, before hit back with goals from strike duo Peter Crouch and Peter Odemwingie. Steven N'Zonzi made it 3-1 at the break and the win was sealed by defender Geoff Cameron in injury time, leaving Hughes' men 10th in the Premier League table. And is determined to stay there, insisting his side should be looking at the team's above them, rather than the relegation zone. Hughes said: "We can look upwards now and try and achieve something this season. "We've been waiting for an away win for a lcontent_imgong time but it was well worth the wait and I thought we were excellent today. "We didn't start brightly, but after that I thought we were excellent and showed a real desire to get on the ball. We had that cutting edge today and it shows by how well we've playopetegui hailed Monchi’s contribution to the club and made clear that the collaboration between the two has been exemplary.”It is a pleasure for any coach to work with [Monchi] for all that he contributes,” he told Radio MARCA.”He goes beyond the typed." A key component in the thumpiniksen is open to a move to Manchester United this summer.The Mirror says Eriksen is eyeing a switch to Manchester United or Juventus after seeing his dream move to Real Madrid collapse.The Denmark ace was so sure of leaving Tottenham for La Liga, he g win was the partnership between strike duo Crouch and Odemwingie – which the latter hopes can blossom even further. Odemwingie said: "I'm really enjoying it. It's a great group, I'm really happy off the pitch and they have received me very nicely. Meanwhile, Villa boss Paul Lambert admitted were simply second best in the encounter – just over a week since they beat league leaders Chelsea. remarked: "We were definitely second best. That wasn't good enough. "We got off to a really good start but the goals we lost were really, really poor. We take nothing away from Stoke, they deserved to win the game."

Four more Premier League clubs could join Chelsea in being sanctioned

According to British newspaper The Sun, four other English clubs could be on the brink of to those er rescheduling complaints.Inter GM Beppe Marotta has slammed Lega Serie A over their handling of the postponement of games due to coronavirus concerns.But Dal Pino told Gazzetta dello Sport: “On Friday, the general manager De Siervo and I proposedimposed on Chelsea. The cited source has , although it does say that the clubs could be given similarly strong punismmanuel Adebayor.The former Arsenal and Manchester City striker is a free agent after he was released by Istanbul Basaksehir.Sheffield United and West Ham United have shown an interest in the 35-year-old.And multiple reports in England have now addedhments due to the manner of their dealings with .This Friday, FIFA made public the revelations about Chelsea’s youth dealings, claiming that the English club in the case of 29 under-age players, and have committed other infractions related to this law.As well as being handed a transfer ban, Chelsea were and have 90 days to repair their current situation. According content_imgto German daily Der Spiegel, of FIFA sanctions due to irregularities in tDahliaheir signing of youngster Jadon Sancho. The winger now plays for Borussia Dortmund, but City would still be vulnerable to punishment.

Get shirty! Spanish club CD Lugo unveil ‘Beer’ and ‘Octopus’ kits for new season

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Spanish club CD Lugo have taken the unusual step of depicting beer and an octopus tentacle in the design of their kits for the 2014/15 season. Lugo, who last season finished 12th in the Spanish second tier, are sponsored by local brewers Estrella Galicia. As a result, one of the new shirts has been designed to look like a glass of beer. The other has a picture of an octopus tentacle on the front, in homage to oneyoung English shot stopper is attracting interest from Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea.Both clubs have a need for a first team keeper this summer and see Henderson as a possibility.But the man who is on loan at Sheffield United may stay where he is f of the most popular items of local cuisine in the Galician region, where the city is locrdan Henderson has been stopping teammates from talking about winning the Premier League title. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain recently revealed that Henderson has even been having strong words with any team-mates who have mentioned the possibility of claimated. CD Lugo are not the only Spanish club taking such a novel approach to kit design. Last season, third division outfit La Hoya Lorca dedicated their strip to one of the principle exports of the Murcia region in which they are based: brocolli. Would you buy the CD content_imgLugo new kit?0+ VOTES SO FAR