Pardew awaits punishment for Meyler headbutt
March 10, 2014 (17:20) [ Indexed from A Different League
Newcastle manager Alan Pardew is set to learn his punishment for a headbutt on Hull Citys David Meyler, according to Sky Sports.The 52-year-old is to attend a hearing in front of a three man independent regulatory commission on Tuesday as he waits to learn his fate.Pardew accepted a misconduct charge for the incident as well as being issued a 100,000 fine and a formal warning for his actions.The confrontation happened during the Magpies 4-1 win over Hull on 1 March when Tigers midfielde More...
Im to blame for Southampton loss, says Puncheon
March 10, 2014 (16:55) [ Indexed from A Different League
Crystal Palace midfielder Jason Puncheon has insisted that he is to blame for his sides 1-0 loss to Southampton last Saturday, according to Sky Sports.The 27-year-old made the error of a weak headed back-pass to his goalkeeper, only for Southamptons Jay Rodriquez to grab the ball and score.The former Saints man admitted that his mistake was costly for his side, who are just two points above the relegation zone."I'm very disappointed. I'm disappointed with myself, the mistake I made on t More...
Heitinga: Fulham need a miracle
March 10, 2014 (16:45) [ Indexed from A Different League
Fulham defender John Heitinga has said that his team need a miracle if they are to survive relegation this season, according to Sky Sports.The Cottagers are currently bottom of the Premier League table and are four points from safety.The former Everton man admitted that although it will be tough to stay up this season, he believes his side can achieve the improbable."You have to believe we can still do it. I still believe in the miracle," said Heitinga."There are More...
Giroud: Arsenal must show belief
March 10, 2014 (16:20) [ Indexed from A Different League
Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud believes that his team can cause an upset and turn around their Champions League last-16 tie against Bayern Munich, according to Arsenal.com.The Gunners will be heading to Germany on Tuesday with a 2-0 deficit from the first leg but believe that last years performance at the Allianz Arena gives them confidence.The London club went to Bayerns home ground in similar circumstances at the same stage last year and went on to beat the European champions in their own backyard, despite goin More...
Championship Analysis - Blackpool continue to suffer that sinking feeling
March 10, 2014 (15:40) [ Indexed from A Different League
Blackpool fell to 19th place in the Championship with a buffer of just six points above the relegation zone after defeat to Bournemouth on Saturday, extending the Tangerines winless run to 18 matches, stretching back to November 30 and a 2-0 victory over Sheffield Wednesday.The middle of September, when Blackpool topped the table after a 2-1 win in the reverse fixture at Bournemouth - albeit of course at a very early stage of the season - must seem like a lifetime ago for the clubs faithful, although one could argue that win papered over More...
Kroos puts Man Utd on alert
March 10, 2014 (14:20) [ Indexed from A Different League
Bayern Munich midfielder Toni Kroos has revealed that a move to the Premier League could well be a possibility this summer, reports Sky Sports.The 24 year old German international has enjoyed a rapid rise in to become one of Europes hottest properties, but is yet to sign a new contract at current employers Bayern Munich. Currently his deal will expire in the summer of 2015 and has been linked heavily with a switch to Old Trafford as David Moyes looks to rebuild the Manchester side.United More...
Arsenal can beat Bayern insists Oxlade-Chamberlain
March 10, 2014 (14:05) [ Indexed from A Different League
Arsenals Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is 100 per cent confident that the club can go to Germany and repeat their performance there last season and win by at least two goals, the Daily Mail has reported. The Gunners lost the first leg of their Champions League tie with Bayern Munich 3 - 1 last season but went to the Allianz Arena and produced a superb 2 - 0 win, missing out on progressing because of away goals. And trailing 2 - 0 on aggregate, Chamberlain is calling for the team to draw on their experience from last More...
Man City still hunt for trophies insists Pellegrini
March 10, 2014 (14:00) [ Indexed from A Different League
Manuel Pellegrini has insisted that Manchester Citys shock FA Cup defeat to holders Wigan Athletic will not damage their chances of more success this season, BBC Sport has reported.In a repeat of last years FA Cup final match, City lost 2 - 1 at home to Wigan to end their chances of a domestic treble this season, having already secured the Capital One Cup.City are currently nine points behind league leaders Chelsea, although they do boast three games in hand on their London rivals and will go top of the league p More...
Man City still favourites says Chelsea star Hazard
March 10, 2014 (13:55) [ Indexed from A Different League
Chelsea winger Eden Hazard has echoed his managers beliefs that Manchester City still hold the advantage in what is becoming an ever closer Premier League title race, claiming they have better players, reports Sky Sports.Hazard scored a penalty as Chelsea beat ten man Tottenham 4 - 0 to help his side open up a seven point lead at the top of the table, and a nine point advantage over title rivals City - although the Etihad side hold three games in hand over the Blues.Should City win their three games over Chelsea More...
Vertonghen still optimistic over Champions League spot
March 10, 2014 (13:45) [ Indexed from A Different League
Jan Vertonghen has spoken of his hopes Tottenham can still claw their way into the Champions League positions despite his personal nightmare at Stamford Bridge, the Daily Mail has reported.The Belgian was at fault for Chelseas first goal in their 4 - 0 drubbing of Spurs, slipping whilst on the ball before playing the ball straight to Samuel Etoo in an attempt to recover, with the striker putting the home side a goal in front.Vertonghen has recently stayed silent on his Tottenham future if the club fail to qualif More...
Sherwood hints at Tottenham switch
March 10, 2014 (13:25) [ Indexed from A Different League
Tim Sherwood has stated the silence is deafening in regards to his Tottenham future but dispelled rumours he would want to become an assistant were the club to appoint someone else, report Sky Sports.The former Spurs midfielder succeeded the sacked Andre Villas Boas in December, being handed a contract until the end of next season - and he has overseen an upturn in league form under his tenure.However there have been persistent reports that the club will look elsewhere to more experienced candidates come the end More...
Jones backs Man Utd to continue form
March 10, 2014 (12:50) [ Indexed from A Different League
Phil Jones hopes Manchester United have now turned a corner in their difficult season after beating West Brom 3 - 0 - only their fifth win in 13 games in 2014, Sky Sports has reported.United have had a difficult season under new boss David Moyes and travelled to The Hawthorns on the back of a much criticised performance which saw them lose 2 - 0 to Olympiakos in Greece. However the response from Moyes players was positive, and goals from Jones, Wayne Rooney and Danny Welbeck helped the Red Devils get their form b More...
Manaus stadium ready for England World Cup clash
March 10, 2014 (12:45) [ Indexed from A Different League
The Arena de Amazonia, the stadium that will host Englands opening World Cup game against Italy in the jungle city of Manaus, has been inaugurated by Brazilian officials, reports Sky Sports.The stadium is the ninth to become available in Brazil ahead of footballs elite competition but three are yet to be finished, including the one in Sao Paolo where the opening game of the tournament is to be held approximately three months time.While the Arena de Amazonia has not been fully completed on Sunday the venue played More...
Real Madrid: Arsenal must pay 25m for Morata
March 09, 2014 (13:35) [ Indexed from A Different League
Real Madrid have told Arsenal that they must pay a fee of 25m or more to force them to sell highly-rated youngster Alvaro Morata, according to the Metro.Arsenal have been linked with the 21-year-old since he starred in the 2013 European U-21 Championships, where he was top scorer as Spain retained their crown. His form in Israel last summer has not led him to becoming a regular starter for Real Madrid this season.Morata is yet to complete 90 minutes in his 13 La Liga appearances this season, 12 of which have come More...
Aguero happy at Man City, insists Pellegrini
March 09, 2014 (13:30) [ Indexed from A Different League
Manuel Pellegrini is not worrying about the possibility of losing star forward Sergio Aguero in the summer but has claimed that it will be hard for the club to bring in English players, Sky Sports has reported.The Argentine international has a phenomenal record since signing from Atletico Madrid back in 2011 - averaging better than a goal every two appearance for the club, but has been linked with a move away to Citys current Champions League opponents Barcelona.City head to the Nou Camp in midweek attempting to More...
Norwich boss Hughton questions Stoke penalty award
March 09, 2014 (13:20) [ Indexed from A Different League
Norwich City manager Chris Hughton was left frustrated by referee Andre Marriners decision to award Stoke City the penalty which led to their equaliser during the 1-1 draw between the sides on Saturday, writes Goal.com.After a goalless first half, Norwich took the lead through Bradley Johnson, who headed home a free-kick from the right. They had looked set for a crucial victory in their battle for survival, only for Sebastian Bassong to upend Stokes John Guidetti in the box, with Jonathan Walters converting the resulting spot-kick. More...
Everton winger McGeady praises Martinez
March 09, 2014 (13:15) [ Indexed from A Different League
Everton winger Aiden McGeady has praised the managerial ability of current boss Roberto Martinez and believes he has the talent to manage one of the Premier Leagues biggest clubs, Sky Sports has reported.Martinez replaced Manchester United bound David Moyes at the Goodison Park helm this season after his four years at Wigan ended in FA Cup triumph but also relegation from the Premier League.The Spaniard has received high praise this season for the brand of football on offer at Everton following a strong showing in More...
PSG eyeing 40m bid for Chelseas Oscar
March 09, 2014 (13:05) [ Indexed from A Different League
Paris St. Germain are targeting a 40m swoop for Chelseas Brazilian star Oscar ahead of the World Cup, according to the Daily Telegraph.The Ligue 1 giants are weighing up an offer for the playmaker but could face competition, with Barcelona and Monaco both credited with an interest in the Brazilian international. It is thought PSGs interest in Oscar is strong but it remains to be seen whether an official bid will be made, and if Chelsea will want to sell the 22-year-old they signed from Brazilian club Internacio More...
Wenger praises Ozil after Arsenal FA Cup win
March 09, 2014 (12:55) [ Indexed from A Different League
Arsene Wenger heaped praise on attacking midfielder Mezut Ozil for his dirty work, after he helped his side reach the semi-finals of the FA Cup for the first time since 2009, reports the Daily Mail.The playmaker returned to the Arsenal side and helped boost the clubs chances of landing the trophy this season, having recently been left out of the team, and even booed off the pitch while playing for Germany midweek.But the jaded star looked like he was finding some form again with a well-taken seventh minute fini More...
Barkley and Shaw targeted by Manchester clubs
March 09, 2014 (12:40) [ Indexed from A Different League
Manchester City have reportedly set aside up to 50m in transfer funds in order to bring in young British talent to the club, according to the Daily Star.It is thought City will go head to head with their rivals in order to sign emerging British talent, and starlets such as Southamptons Luke Shaw and Everton midfielder Ross Barkley are firmly on their radar.There is a worry at the Etihad Stadium that there will be an insufficient number of home grown players in the squad for next season, with a minimum of eight r More...
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