Crystal Palace manager Neil Warnock told to stop criticising referees by chairman Steve Parish
November 26, 2014 (14:30) [ Indexed from A Different League
Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish has told manager Neil Warnock to quell his continued criticism of match officials, as he feels it can have a negative effect on the club, reports Sky Sports.Neil's brilliant. From a communications point of view, he's the easiest manager I've ever had to chat to. (But) I don't think (he) should complain about referees. I've told him that. I don't think it helps us with matches. I don't think a manager should do anything other than try to help his club," he said.The Eagles boss More...
West Broms Jonas Olsson to have surgery to solve Achilles injury
November 26, 2014 (14:20) [ Indexed from A Different League
According to BBC Sport, West Brom will be without defender Jonas Olsson for the next six weeks with the Swedish centre-back undergoing Achilles surgery. I have been struggling with this on and off for some time and I've come to the point where it feels like surgery would help it. The recovery time is short so I hope to be back 100% some time after the New Year," he said. Olsson, 31, has been out of action for Albion since September, with Joleon Lescott and Craig Dawson forming an impress More...
Chelseas Petr Cech to stay at Stamford Bridge until the end of the season amid Besiktas interest
November 26, 2014 (14:10) [ Indexed from A Different League
According to the Standard, Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech will remain with the club until the summer, in the hope that a side will look to recruit him as first-choice for 2015/16, with reports that Besiktas are keen on his signature.We are going to make a few signings during the transfer window. We are working together with Chelsea to sign a player. We have not held talks yet however. If Cech does become available I would support such a move, said Besiktas club president Fikret Orman.Despite the interest, Cech loo More...
Tottenham linked with Inter Milans 28M-rated striker Mauro Icardi
November 26, 2014 (13:55) [ Indexed from A Different League
According to the Express, Tottenham are interested in young Italian striker Mauro Icardi.The 21-year-old joined Serie A giants Inter Milan in the summer from Sampdoria, and has taken little time to impress, scoring seven goals in 12 games for his new side. With four goals in five Europa League games too, Icardi is attracting a lot of attention.Tottenham are one of many sides in Europe keen on his signature, and with a 28M valuation being slapped on his head already, the Londoners could well struggle to compete fi More...
Aston Villa striker Darren Bent joins Brighton on loan
November 26, 2014 (13:40) [ Indexed from A Different League
As reported by Brightons official website, Aston Villa striker Darren Bent has joined the Seagulls on a short-term loan.The former England international, 30, had been frozen out at Aston Villa, limited to substitute appearances for the Midlands outfit under manager Paul Lambert, and hes sought out first-team football by making the drop down into the Championship.We are delighted to welcome Darren to the club, and I hope he will score plenty of goals for us during his time with us. His record speaks for itself. More...
Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey says the players are behind manager Arsene Wenger
November 26, 2014 (13:30) [ Indexed from A Different League
With Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger finding himself under pressure for a poor start to the season, midfielder Aaron Ramsey insists all the players are behind him, reports Sky Sports.With what he's done for this club and for us as a group of players, every time we go in we want to work for him and get results for him. When you have a few bad results on the bounce a lot of things are being said, but it's important for us not to listen to that. It's important to stick together as a team. Everybody's in it together, he said. More...
'New Kaka' will cost Chelsea and Man Utd at least 12m
November 26, 2014 (13:20) [ Indexed from A Different League
Lucas Silva, the player dubbed the new Kaka, has been linked with a move to Europe come January but Chelsea and Manchester United have been told the Brazilian will cost them at least 12m, according to the Daily Express.Silva (pictured in the white above) has been producing some wonderful displays in his native Brazil that look set to earn him a dream move to the continent during the winter transfer window, with interest thought to be incredibly high in the player.Italian club Inter Milan have reportedly already More...
Messi sets new Champions League record in style
November 26, 2014 (12:55) [ Indexed from A Different League
Lionel Messi continued his one man demolition of footballs records last night by becoming the all-time Champions League leading goal scorer " by netting a hat trick, the BBC is reporting.The Barcelona star claimed the record last night by nothing three goals during the clubs 4-0 win over Apoel Nicosa, tacking his tally to 74 in the competition.Messi went into the night level on 71 goals with Real Madrid legend Raul and thanks to his glut now has the record in just 91 appearances in the competition. More...
Lambert admits to mistake in Liverpool attitude
November 26, 2014 (12:35) [ Indexed from A Different League
Having moved to his boyhood club Liverpool over the summer Rickie Lambert has admitted he has made a mistake in his attitude towards the move, the Daily Star has reported.The 32-year-old has made ten appearances since making the 4m switch to Anfield and in a rare start grabbed his first goal for the club during their 3-1 defeat to Crystal Palace at the weekend.He has only been used from the off four times this season despite the injuries keeping Daniel Sturridge out the team " often finding himself behind out of More...
Rodgers claims no need for January signings to change Liverpool form
November 26, 2014 (12:20) [ Indexed from A Different League
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has claimed that he has no current interest in making any signings in January in a bid to turn the clubs woeful form around, according to the Daily Mail.The Reds, who finished as the leagues runners up last season in agonising fashion, have not been the same team so far and have already lost six games " leaving them 12th in the table and holding less than half of leaders Chelseas points total.Rodgers splashed 113m over the summer in the wake of Luis Suarezs 75m switch to Barcel More...
Arsenal's Wilshere set to face up to four months out
November 26, 2014 (12:00) [ Indexed from A Different League
Following Saturdays game against Manchester United, Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere could be out for up to four months with a new ankle injury suffered during the clash, the Daily Mail is reporting.Wilshere went down under a heavy Paddy McNair challenge that saw his ankle buckle and although he returned to the field after lengthy treatment, was withdrawn quickly with it evident he had suffered damage.While the 22-year-old had given fans hope by leaving the stadium with needing crutches he has reportedly suffered More...
Aguero 'one of the best in the world' - Pellegrini
November 26, 2014 (11:40) [ Indexed from A Different League
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini reserved special praise for striker Sergio Aguero as the player once again came to Citys rescue " leading to his manager claiming he is one of the best in the world, according to Sky Sports.A stunning Champions League hat trick including two late goals saw Manchester City overturn ten man Bayern Munich to win 3-2 and keep their Champions League hopes alive " a win in their last game will all but see them qualify as long as CSKA Moscow do not win against Bayern in Germany. More...
Chelsea capable of winning Champions League says Ballack
November 26, 2014 (11:20) [ Indexed from A Different League
Former Chelsea midfielder Michael Ballack has claimed that the club are capable of winning this years Champions League following their demolition of Schalke last night, Sky Sports is reporting.The Blues strolled to a 5-0 success in Germany to win Group D with a game to spare and once again stretch their incredibly impressive unbeaten start to the season.And after such a dominant performance on the European stage Ballack, who made 166 appearances and scored 25 goals during his four years at Stamford Bridge, belie More...
Balotelli exit claims rejected by agent
November 25, 2014 (18:55) [ Indexed from A Different League
The agent of Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has rejected claims that his client could be heading back to Italy in the January transfer window, Sky Sports has reported.The 24-year-old was signed for 16m from Milan in August, but has failed to score in the Premier League since, with his only two goals coming in the Champions League and the Capital One Cup. His performances have also led to widespread criticism, which has not been helped by Liverpools faltering form.There have been rumours in recent weeks that R More...
Newcastle boosted by Tiote return
November 25, 2014 (18:40) [ Indexed from A Different League
Newcastle United midfielder Cheick Tiote has returned to training after injury and could be in contention to feature in Saturdays game against West Ham United, the Newcastle Chronicle has reported.It represents a timely boost for the Magpies, who despite winning their last six games in all competitions, have a number of absentees in central midfield. Vice-captain Siem De Jong has hardly featured since joining from Ajax due to injury, while Ryan Taylor and Mehdi Abeid will be doubtful for the game at Upton Park after suffering problems in More...
Everton interested in Rangers starlet MacLeod
November 25, 2014 (18:25) [ Indexed from A Different League
Along with Premier League rivals Burnley, Everton are registering an interest in highly-rated Rangers youngster Lewis MacLeod, according to the Daily Mail.Both clubs have scouted the 20-year-old, who has shown enough potential in the Scottish Championship to earn a place in the senior Scottish national squad for the recent Euro 2016 qualifier against the Republic of Ireland and the friendly against England, although he was not given any playing time in either fixture.Everton boss Roberto Martinez does have a stron More...
Man City manager Pellegrini rubbishes Messi rumours
November 25, 2014 (18:15) [ Indexed from A Different League
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has moved to dismiss speculation that the club could make an audacious bid to sign Barcelona star Lionel Messi, the Independent has reported.Rumours that the Premier League champions could launch a 200m offer have recently surfaced after the four-time Ballon DOr winner told the Argentinian media that he is not guaranteed to spend his entire career at the Nou Camp. He is also involved in a dispute with the Spanish authorities over tax issues.Messi is Barcelonas all-time More...
QPR midfielder Sandro out until New Year
November 25, 2014 (18:05) [ Indexed from A Different League
Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp has suffered a major blow with the news that midfielder Sandro will be unavailable until the New Year due to a knee injury, BBC Sport has reported.The summer signing from Redknapps former club Tottenham has struggled to attain full fitness throughout his three-month stint at Loftus Road, and as a result has been in and out of the starting XI. He was forced off after 61 minutes of Saturdays 1-0 defeat at Newcastle United and a scan shows that Sandro has ligament damage." More...
Man City vs Bayern Munich - Match preview and team news
November 25, 2014 (17:55) [ Indexed from A Different League
While qualification for the last 16 of the Champions League is unlikely, Manchester City can give themselves a fighting chance by beating fancied Bayern Munich. If not, they would be set for an early exit.They could even be out before this game begins, as a win for either CSKA Moscow or Roma when they meet in the early kick-off certain to be enough to eliminate Manuel Pellegrinis side.The last group game against CSKA Moscow was the game that mattered, but an inexplicably poor performance lacking fluency, discipli More...
Schalke 04 vs Chelsea - Match preview and team news
November 25, 2014 (17:50) [ Indexed from A Different League
A win away to a Schalke 04 side managed by former hero Roberto Di Matteo will guarantee Chelseas progress into the Champions League knockout stages with a game to spare.While the Premier League has been plain sailing, performances in Europe have not always quite been up to scratch for the Blues, although they still top the section with two wins and two draws. The latest of them away to Maribor left manager Jose Mourinho critical of his side for a below-par showing.The Portuguese has also warned that this clash wi More...
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