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Liverpool waiting on Gerrard contract extension
October 01, 2014 (15:10) [ Indexed from A Different League ]
Liverpool are yet to offer captain Steven Gerrard a new contract, with manager Brendan Rodgers revealing a new deal will depend largely on the player, according to ESPN.Gerrards current contract expires at the end of the season and he signed a one-year extension last summer, but will be able to speak with clubs in Europe from January 1. Rodgers confirmed no talks have started but insisted there isnt a question mark over the 34-year-olds ability to withstand Premier League football.It is something we are lookin More...
Nani unsure over Man Utd future
October 01, 2014 (15:05) [ Indexed from A Different League ]
Luis Nani doesnt know if he has a future at Manchester United, the winger focused instead on succeeding in his loan spell with Sporting Lisbon, ESPN has reported.Nani lined up against Chelsea for Sporting in the Blues 1-0 Champions League win on Tuesday night and speaking after the match, admitted he was trying to make the most of his time away from Old Trafford.I don't know [where my future lies], he said. At the moment, I just want to enjoy the football. I want to play, I want to be at my best, then let's s More...
Tiote: I want to leave Newcastle
October 01, 2014 (14:55) [ Indexed from A Different League ]
Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tiote has revealed his desire to quit the club and hopes to get the chance to do so in the January transfer window, the Daily Telegraph has reported.Tiote is quoted as telling media in his native Ivory Coast that he sees his time on Tyneside at an end and wants a fresh start elsewhere. I want to leave, the 28-year-old confirmed. I've spent four years with Newcastle. I think I have reached a stage where it's maybe time to look elsewhere for a new challenge.I will focus on upcoming ga More...
Costa wants Spain call despite Chelsea concern
October 01, 2014 (14:50) [ Indexed from A Different League ]
Diego Costa wants to be involved for Spain in the forthcoming Euro 2016 qualifiers despite Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho insisting he should be allowed to rest a muscle injury, Football Espana has reported.Mourinho has claimed Costa is unable to train fully due to the problem and believes that if the striker is left out of La Rojas squad to play Slovakia and Luxembourg. I think he has the perfect chance to be on top form for both Chelsea and Spain, Mourinho said, advocating a rest period for the former Atletico Madrid striker. More...
Stoke to open Crouch contract talks
October 01, 2014 (14:40) [ Indexed from A Different League ]
Stoke City will hold talks over a new contract with Peter Crouch amid fears the striker could leave the club in the January transfer window, according to the Daily Telegraph.Crouchs current deal expires at the end of the season and the Potters want his future determined before the New Year, when they would be vulnerable to losing the former England international. The 33-year-old could speak with European teams from January 1, while Queens Park Rangers are expected to re-ignite their interest from this summer.Stok More...
Gibbs can replace Cole for England, says Arsenal boss Wenger
October 01, 2014 (14:30) [ Indexed from A Different League ]
Arsene Wenger believes Kieran Gibbs can match his Arsenal predecessor Ashley Cole and become the first-choice left-back of the England national team, Sky Sports has reported.Gibbs has three caps for his country and is Wengers preferred option in the position, over Nacho Monreal, but Leighton Baines and Luke Shaw, of Everton and Manchester United respectively, are ahead of Gibbs in the running to succeed Cole in the long-run following the Roma mans international retirement.But Wenger has told England counterpart More...
Midweek friendly idea being entertained by Man Utd
October 01, 2014 (12:05) [ Indexed from A Different League ]
Manchester United are exploring the possibility of the club playing midweek friendlies across the world, the BBC has reported.United failed to qualify for the Champions League for the first time in 19 years after finishing seventh last season " and the cub has lost out on a reported figure of more than 40m.While their main rivals are all playing in Europes elite competition, an early League Cup exit means the Red Devils will only play three more midweek games this term, with all of those Premier League fixtures. More...
Midwek friendly idea being entertained by Man Utd
October 01, 2014 (12:00) [ Indexed from A Different League ]
Manchester United are exploring the possibility of the club playing midweek friendlies across the world, the BBC has reported.United failed to qualify for the Champions League for the first time in 19 years after finishing seventh last season " and the cub has lost out on a reported figure of more than 40m.While their main rivals are all playing in Europes elite competition, an early League Cup exit means the Red Devils will only play three more midweek games this term, with all of those Premier League fixtures. More...
Rodgers - Sturridge will not be fit for England duty
October 01, 2014 (11:30) [ Indexed from A Different League ]
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has insisted that even if striker Daniel Sturridge is fit enough to make any form of return this weekend the player will then not be able to play for England, according to Sky Sports.Sturridge was on England duty when he suffered a thigh injury during a training session and was subsequently ruled out until now.Liverpool have travelled to Switzerland to face Basel without their main man but hope that the striker, who has 32 goals in 46 league games for the club, can play some part whe More...
Winners and Losers: Questions remain regarding Liverpool captain Gerrard
September 30, 2014 (17:30) [ Indexed from A Different League ]
Amid Liverpools mixed start to the Premier League season have come questions regarding the previously untouchable captain, Steven Gerrard. A dominating performance in Saturdays Merseyside derby would have offered the perfect riposte but despite scoring, the skipper didnt impose himself as he so often has in the past.Gerrard began his Reds career as something of a utility man - indeed, his very first Liverpool appearance was as a right-back, while plenty of his subsequent outings were on the right-hand side of midfield. When Gerrard was More...
Mourinho ready for lengthy Chelsea stay
September 30, 2014 (12:40) [ Indexed from A Different League ]
Jose Mourinho has revealed he isnt looking ahead to a new position for the first time in his career and is ready to stay at Chelsea for as long as he is wanted by Roman Abramovich, ESPN has reported.Mourinho told an interview with Portuguese publication Record that in every other job hes held, hes had one eye on the future, but that isnt the case in his second spell at Stamford Bridge. Mourinho was previously Chelsea manager between 2004 and 2007, leaving after a slow start to the 2007-08 campaign.He manager I More...
Giroud signs new Arsenal contract
September 30, 2014 (12:30) [ Indexed from A Different League ]
Olivier Giroud has put pen-to-paper on a new contract with Arsenal, tying the France international to the Premier League club until the summer of 2018, the Daily Telegraph has reported.Girouds new deal represents a two-year contract extension and sees the striker paid in the region of 80,000, the newspaper adds. Giroud is currently on the sidelines with a fractured foot and isnt expected back fit until the New Year.Theo Walcott, also recovering from injury, is next in line to be offered a new deal by manager Ar More...
Mignolet not concerned by Liverpool links with Valdes
September 30, 2014 (12:20) [ Indexed from A Different League ]
Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet insists he is not worried by speculation connecting former Barcelona stopper Victor Valdes with a move to Anfield, ESPN has reported.Valdes is currently a free agent, leaving Camp Nou at the end of the season when his contract expired, but hasnt played since March due to a cruciate ligament injury. It has however been suggested that Liverpool will approach the Spain international once he has recovered, with Valdes able to sign for a new club outside the transfer window due to his free agent status. More...
Pardew safe as Newcastle manager
September 30, 2014 (12:10) [ Indexed from A Different League ]
Alan Pardew is in no immediate danger of losing his position as Newcastle United manager, Sky Sports has reported.Newcastle where on Monday beaten by Stoke City, leaving the Magpies second bottom of the Premier League table with three points and no wins from their opening six games. Peter Crouch scored the only goal of the game after 14 minutes.Pardew will be in charge for Newcastles weekend visit to Swansea Citys Liberty Stadium, and will remain manager should Swansea beat Newcastle. The 53-year-old was appoint More...
Lampard to get England ambassador role
September 30, 2014 (12:05) [ Indexed from A Different League ]
Manchester City midfielder Frank Lampard is in line to be appointed an FA ambassador with a brief to mentor young England internationals, the Daily Mail has reported.Lampard ended his international career after the summers World Cup, having made 106 appearances for the Three Lions. The last of which came in Brazil and its claimed Lampard caught the eye of FA officials with his handling of the younger players in Roy Hodgsons squad, leading the governing body to prepare a new role for the ex-Chelsea player.The 36 More...
Van Gaal backs Giggs as next Man Utd manager
September 30, 2014 (11:55) [ Indexed from A Different League ]
Louis van Gaal believes Ryan Giggs is the right man to take over as Manchester United manager when the Dutchman leaves Old Trafford, ESPN has reported.Giggs is currently van Gaals assistant, having taken caretaker charge at the end of last season when David Moyes was sacked. The former Wales international oversaw four games, winning two, drawing one and losing one before he was appointed as part of van Gaals backroom team.When] this van Gaal is over, [Giggs] is the man [to replace me], van Gaal said. I have s More...
Championship Analysis - Norwich go top after Nottingham Forest stall
September 30, 2014 (11:50) [ Indexed from A Different League ]
Nottingham Forest were held to their second successive goalless draw on Saturday, allowing Norwich to go top of the Championship after the Canaries came from behind to beat struggling Blackpool. It is the third time Norwich have recovered from losing positions to gain wins and Neil Adams side have also earned draws from behind in two other encounters.It is always a dilemma for relegated clubs in terms of how to prepare for the following season a division lower. In the simplest terms relegation means a club isnt good enough to play at tha More...
Pellegrini hails important Man City win
September 28, 2014 (11:15) [ Indexed from A Different League ]
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini was delighted after his side won 4-2 at Hull City to pick up their first win in four Premier League matches, Sky Sports has reported.The champions were two goals ahead after just 11 minutes, with Sergio Aguero volleying low beyond Allan McGregor before Edin Dzeko hit a wonderful strike from 25 yards. However, they were pegged back by the hosts, with defender Eliaquim Mangala heading into his own net and then conceding a penalty, which was converted by Abel Hernandez.It too More...
Arsenal character praised by Oxlade-Chamberlain
September 28, 2014 (11:00) [ Indexed from A Different League ]
Arsenal winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has praised his sides character after they came from behind to earn a draw with rivals Tottenham in the North London derby, the Independent is reporting.The Gunners dominated throughout, but in the first half they were unable to seriously test Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris. The visiting side occasionally looked a threat on the break, with Nacer Chadli screwing a shot wide when well placed and Emmanuel Adebayor having a shot parried by Wojciech Szczesny.The deadlock was br More...
Van Gaal: Referee right to dismiss Rooney
September 28, 2014 (10:40) [ Indexed from A Different League ]
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has admitted that captain Wayne Rooney deserved to be shown a red card by referee Lee Mason in their 2-1 win over West Ham United on Saturday, writes the Daily Mail.The home side were in cruise control with only a quarter of the match gone, with Rooney having guided Rafael da Silvas cross into the net to give them the lead, before Robin van Persie punished West Ham with the second after they were dispossessed inside their own half.Diafra Sakho nodded in from a corner to gi More...

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