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Tottenhams Harry Kane chasing a trio of Player of the Month awards
April 01, 2015 (22:30) [ Indexed from A Different League ]
Tottenhams in-form striker Harry Kane could be on course to be named Player of the Month for the third consecutive month after being nominated for his impressive scoring antics in March, reports Sky Sports.EPAThe England international, 21, won the January and February awards, and has continue his fine form on to March, where he scored five goals in four games. Kanes form has seen him represent his country at senior level, while also putting his name in the reckoning for Young Player of the Year and Player of the Year, with the nominees t More...
Evertons Leighton Baines backing Ross Barkley to recapture his form following impressive England cameo
April 01, 2015 (22:25) [ Indexed from A Different League ]
Everton defender Leighton Baines is confident club & international teammate Ross Barkley can silence his critics and come into some form at the business end to the season, after putting in an impressive cameo display for the national team in the 1-1 draw against Italy, reports Sky Sports.EPABarkley has come under a lot of criticism this season following a host of poor performances. His club manager Roberto Martinez has continue to defend him, as the England international shone for Everton last season. The defence was vindicated against Ita More...
Paul Merson proven wrong questioning Andros Townsends England selection
April 01, 2015 (22:10) [ Indexed from A Different League ]
Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson admits he was wrong to doubt the selection of Tottenham winger Andros Townsend in the England national team, after the 23-year-old scored a brilliant equaliser to rescue a draw for the Three Lions away to Italy in Tuesdays international friendly, reports Sky Sports.EPAMerson was critical of England manager Roy Hodgson for selecting Andros Townsend, after the young winger endured a difficult game against Manchester United, which saw him substituted around the half hour mark, with Hodgson present at the game. T More...
Sterling: Im no money-grabber
April 01, 2015 (21:30) [ Indexed from A Different League ]
Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling has insisted hes not a money-grabber, after having delayed contract talks with the Reds, despite rumours suggesting the England international was over a 100K-a-week contract, reports Sky Sports.EPASterling, 20, was alleged to have been offered a lucrative contract by Liverpool, according to manager Brendan Rodgers, but has stalled talks until the summer, as he wants to weigh up all his options. His decision to delay talks has led to the young forward receiving criticism by pundits, former footballers, and More...
Chelseas Hazard would suit Bayern Munich, says Ribery
April 01, 2015 (17:55) [ Indexed from A Different League ]
Bayern Munich midfielder Franck Ribery believes Chelsea winger Eden Hazard would be a good fit for the club, ESPN has reported, although Ribery accepts the Belgium international wouldnt be sold cheaply by the Premier League leaders.EPAHazards international colleague Kevin De Bruyne has been mooted a potential Bayern signing and Ribery was asked for his thoughts on the former Chelsea player, touted as a long-term replacement for both Ribery and Arjen Robben, also once of Stamford Bridge.He's a super player, but More...
Southamptons James Ward-Prowse harbouring hopes of one day captaining England
April 01, 2015 (17:55) [ Indexed from A Different League ]
Southampton midfielder James Ward-Prowse recently revealed hes hoping to emulate the likes of former Manchester United winger David Beckham, Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard, and Liverpools long-serving skipper Steven Gerrard by leading England with the captains armband, reports the Express.EPAWard-Prowse is currently the captain of the England U21s, and a regular in the Southampton side this season, and he wants to become the leader for the England senior side in the future. The 20-year-old still has a long way to go, as hes yet to b More...
Arsenals Olivier Giroud hoping to outscore Alexis Sanchez
April 01, 2015 (17:45) [ Indexed from A Different League ]
Arsenals in-form striker Olivier Giroud is setting out to score more goals than teammate Alexis Sanchez, with the Frenchman having levelled his tally with the Chilean internationals, despite having been injured for a lengthy period at the start of the season, reports the Express.EPAOlivier Giroud has 13 Premier League goals this season, which is the same amount as summer signing Alexis Sanchez. The Chilean forward, signed from Barcelona, has been struggling in front of goal of late, which has seen Giroud continue to gain ground on him in More...
Stoke want to keep ambitious Begovic
April 01, 2015 (17:40) [ Indexed from A Different League ]
Stoke City chief executive Tony Scholes has expressed his belief that goalkeeper Asmir Begovic will remain at the club past the end of his current contract, Sky Sports has reported, with Begovic entering the final year of his deal at the end of the season.EPABegovic, a 2010 signing from Portsmouth, has in the past been linked with the likes of Manchester United and Real Madrid and Scholes admitted the Bosnia-Herzegovina international is keen to experience football at the highest level he can.But Scholes is also ho More...
Manchester Uniteds Chris Smalling expected to be fit for weekend clash against Aston Villa
April 01, 2015 (17:35) [ Indexed from A Different League ]
Manchester United defender Chris Smalling should be fit to featuring against Aston Villa in this weekends Premier League return, despite having coming off for England due to sickness this week, reports the Express.EPAThe former Fulham centre-back was replaced by teammate Michael Carrick for England, after coming off with what appeared to be sickness. He looked dazed on the pitch not long before half-time, and was forced to be substituted. However, it wasnt thought to be anything serious, and reports are suggesting he will be back in acti More...
Lucas eager to contribute upon Liverpool return
April 01, 2015 (17:30) [ Indexed from A Different League ]
Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva is eager to recapture his pre-injury form after returning to full fitness in time for the end of the Premier League season, the Independent has reported.EPALucas was a regular under Brendan Rodgers between November and February as the Reds picked up 48 points from a possible 57 but suffered a groin injury in the goalless draw with Everton at Goodison Park.The Brazil international was fit enough to be named as a substitute in Liverpools 2-1 home defeat against Manchester United imm More...
Former West Brom manager Alan Irvine still disappointed to have been sacked
April 01, 2015 (17:25) [ Indexed from A Different League ]
Ex-West Brom head coach Alan Irvine has admitted hes still getting over having been sacked from the Midlands club earlier in the season, while adding that he has no ill-feelings towards the players or hierarchy, reports Sky Sports.EPAThe Scot, 56, was relieved of his duties earlier this season, as Albion were heavily embroiled in a relegation battle. His initial appointment in the summer was met with bemused from a lot of the clubs supporters, and the performances of the players during his stay at the Hawthorns contributed in his sacking More...
Malaga tracking Everton forward Naismith
April 01, 2015 (17:10) [ Indexed from A Different League ]
Everton forward Steven Naismith is wanted by La Liga side Malaga, the Daily Mail has reported, although its not thought Roberto Martinez is willing to part with the Scotland international.EPANaismith has been at Goodison Park since a 2012 move from Rangers, signing on a free transfer from the Glasgow club, and has scored 11 goals in 40 games so far in 2014-15, with a total of 22 goals in 104 appearances for the Toffees. Its believed that the 28-year-olds showing in the Europa League, helping Everton to the Roun More...
Swanseas Tom Carroll out for the season through injury
April 01, 2015 (17:10) [ Indexed from A Different League ]
Swansea Citys on-loan midfielder Tom Carroll is out for the rest of the season, after picking up an ankle injury in England U21s 1-0 win against Czech Republic last week, reports BBC Sport.EPAThe Tottenham youngster netted the only goal of the game, but picked up the injury from scoring it. He could now be out of action for up to six weeks, which would effectively cut his season short. It will be a big blow, as Carroll has impressed for Garry Monks side this campaign, and was an important component in the team. His fine form spilled ove More...
Arsenal quartet nearing return
April 01, 2015 (16:00) [ Indexed from A Different League ]
Mikel Arteta, Abou Diaby, Jack Wilshere and Mathieu Debuchy are almost ready to return to the Arsenal set-up after injury, ESPN has reported, with the quartet featuring in a practice match against Brentford.EPAArteta, Diaby, Wilshere and Debuchy were part of the Arsenal XI that beat the Championships representatives 4-0, Wilshere scoring before he was replaced at half-time. Arteta and Diaby were both also given 45 minutes, while former Newcastle United full-back Debuchy played an hour.Wilshere has been missing fr More...
Champions League vital for Man Utd, says De Gea
April 01, 2015 (15:50) [ Indexed from A Different League ]
David De Gea has spoken of the importance of Champions League qualification to Manchester United, telling an interview with FIFAs official website that it is vital to Louis van Gaals side.EPAUnited are fourth in the league table with eight games to play, five points clear of fifth-place Liverpool having beaten the Reds in their last outing, two goals from Juan Mata giving United victory at Anfield, with Daniel Sturridge pulling a goal back for the home team.Having finished seventh last season United have been ou More...
Manchester Uniteds Radamel Falcao more confident following treble for Colombia
April 01, 2015 (00:20) [ Indexed from A Different League ]
Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao recently revealed hes growing in confidence after scoring three goals for Colombia in two recent internationals against Bahrain and Kuwait, reports Sky Sports.EPAThe 29-year-old is currently on loan at United from parent club AS Monaco this season, with the Red Devils having the option to make the deal permanent in the summer. However, with just four goals to his name in 22 games, its unlikely manager Louis van Gaal will look to sign the striker for good at the end of the current campaign. More...
Swanseas Lukasz Fabianski wants to stay at the Liberty Stadium amid Roma transfer rumours
April 01, 2015 (00:05) [ Indexed from A Different League ]
Swansea goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski says hes happy with the Welsh club, despite rumours linking him with Italian Serie A giants AS Roma, reports Sky Sports.EPAThis season, only Southamptons Fraser Forster has made more clean sheets in the Premier League, and his decision to move from Arsenal appears vindicated. Hes a regular between the sticks for City, and is fast restoring his reputation as one of the divisions better goalkeepers, after being frozen out with former side Arsenal.As a result of his fine form, More...
Burnley manager Sean Dyche reveals club tried to sign Harry Kane in the past
March 31, 2015 (23:45) [ Indexed from A Different League ]
Burnley manager Sean Dyche admits the Clarets tried to sign Tottenham striker Harry Kane on loan at the start of the season, before the England international took the Premier League by storm, reports Sky Sports.EPAKane, 21, has enjoyed a brilliant standout campaign for the Londoners, scoring 19 goals in the Premier League to be the current top scorer in the division. His rise to prominence has surprised the majority of people, given he was exclusively getting game time in the Europa League this season, but his form made it impossible for m More...
Italy 1-1 England: Super-sub Townsend rescues a draw for the Three Lions
March 31, 2015 (23:05) [ Indexed from A Different League ]
England winger Andros Townsend came off the bench to score a brilliant long-range effort to help rescue a draw against Italy in Turin, to extend their unbeaten run to eight games, while giving manager Roy Hodgson a selection headache for games to come, reports BBC Sport.EPAEngland were on the backfoot in the first-half against the Azzurri, with their experimental midfield struggling to gain a control of the game. Italy were giving the England quartet the run-around in the middle of the park, and eventually their pressure told. More...
Depay agent denies Man Utd contact
March 31, 2015 (14:35) [ Indexed from A Different League ]
The agent of PSV Eindhoven forward Memphis Depay has denied any contact between his client and Manchester United amid speculation of a summer transfer, ESPN has reported.EPAIt has been claimed that Depay, a Netherlands international, is on the wanted list of United manager Louis van Gaal, who worked with the 21-year-old during his time as Oranje boss, including at the 2014 World Cup in which the Dutch finished third and Depay was a part of van Gaals squad.Kees Ploegsma has said however that there is nothing to ta More...

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