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Man Utd transfer news: Nathaniel Clyne to have make-or-break contract talks with Southampton
March 03, 2015 (00:30) [ Indexed from ]
Saints manager Ronald Koeman reveals that he will be trying to finalise a new deal for the Manchester United target after Tuesday's match against Crystal Palace More...
John Terry reveals that uncertainty of Chelsea extension spurs him on following Capital One Cup success
March 03, 2015 (00:30) [ Indexed from ]
Jeremy Wilson: Chelsea captain, on short-term deal, claims 15th trophy with Capital One Cup but says uncertainty of extension spurs him on More...
Liverpool news: Daniel Sturridge will soon 'light up' new system, claims Brendan Rodgers
March 03, 2015 (00:30) [ Indexed from ]
Sturridge was on the bench for the win against Manchester City, but Liverpool's manager insists he is merely managing the forward's recovery from injury More...
Tottenham v Chelsea FA Youth Cup semi-final will showcase Spurs' golden generation
March 03, 2015 (00:30) [ Indexed from ]
Tottenham face Chelsea in the FA Youth Cup semi-final and manager Maurico Pochettino is looking forward to the youngsters making the step up More...
Roma Come From Behind in the Second Half, Draw Juventus 1-1
March 03, 2015 (00:30) [ Indexed from Roma Blog ]
It wasn't pretty, but Roma did just enough to keep the Old Lady at bay, coming from behind to secure a 1-1 draw with Juventus While it wasn't the resounding victory many of us dreamt of, given how lopsided this matchup has been over the past several years, storming back to take a point from Juventus has to be considered a moral victory for this Roma side. In the long term, that's a horrible thing to hang your hat on, but considering Roma's struggles in 2015, taking a point from Juve-and more importantly denying them the full three-is a step in the right direction at this point. Yes, it would have been nice to shrink the title gap, but thanks to Seydou Keita's 78th minute goal, Roma are, at the very least, no worse for the wear. I'm sure we'll have a bit more to say on this match later, but for now, let's take a quick look back. The Numbers Going into this match, we made the bold claim that, in order for Roma to win, they must create and capitalize on quality shots. And while they didn't necessarily meet that goal, their shot distribution was a bit better than in weeks past. Four of Roma's eight shots came inside the area, three of which were considered "on target", one of which, of course, was converted into a goal. While the Giallorossi didn't attempt as many shots or create as many scoring chances as the Old Lady, they saw more of the ball and were more accurate in the passing game than their northern neighbors, while spending more time in the attacking third. Defensively speaking, Rudi Garcia's were quite crisp, winning a greater percentage of their tackles, intercepting 17 passes and winning an astounding 71% of aerial duels. Furthermore, Roma stepped and made the big play when and where it mattered; inside the penalty area. Led by Kostas Manolas' seven clearances, Roma cleared and intercepted 38 balls in total, over a dozen of which came inside the 18. While Juve cleared and intercepted just as many, Roma were up to the task, looking resolute and efficient, albeit a bit disorganized. Point being, Roma didn't bowl over Juventus, but they didn't capitulate, and that's the salient point. Considering how consistently Juve has spanked Roma since returning to Serie A after their most famous cheating scandal, we should consider this a baby step. Roma didn't run from the pressure and they didn't lose or conceded the momentum to Max Allegri's men, they made timely clearances and critical interceptions that kept them in the match. The Goal Seydou Keita: 78th Minute Header Given how meekly it fell into the net, I'd hesitate to call this a text book corner, but it was wonderfully executed. Alessandro Florenzi served up a great looping outswinger from the right side of the pitch which found Keita, who found space on the far post to head it home, though he received an assist of sorts from Martin Caceres as he fell to ground, but I want you to check out the key to this goal, the movement of Manolas: (Yes, its a gif for ants) Starting at the top of the box, near the penalty spot, notice how Manolas stutter steps to his left before looping around the Juve wall, dragging two Juventus defenders with him as he curls back out towards the spot, clearing the way for Keita to sneak to the back post, though he still had to evade Caceres himself. Excellent work from Roma on that set piece, a series of moves which they no doubt practiced endlessly; subtle, yes, but no less impressive. While its disappointing Roma weren't able to actually shrink the gap in the title chase, keeping the status quo should be considered a slight victory, particularly as Napoli lost over the weekend. Small victories, take em where you can get em. Roma jump back into business on Sunday against Chievo. More...
Terry fighting for new deal
March 03, 2015 (00:20) [ Indexed from Sky Sports ]
John Terry says he is fighting to earn a new contract at Chelsea and does not see himself ever playing for another club. More...
Roma fail to close gap
March 03, 2015 (00:10) [ Indexed from Sky Sports ]
Seydou Keita salvaged a 1-1 draw for 10-man Roma against leaders Juventus on Monday night but the result does little for their scudetto aspirations. More...
FA wants GB teams at Rio 2016
March 02, 2015 (23:50) [ Indexed from Sky Sports ]
The Football Association are planning to send men's and women's Great Britain teams to compete in the 2016 Olympics Games in Rio. More...
Southampton v Palace preview
March 02, 2015 (23:45) [ Indexed from Sky Sports ]
Southampton host Crystal Palace looking to keep in touch with the top four of the Premier League on Tuesday night. More...
Hull v Sunderland preview
March 02, 2015 (23:45) [ Indexed from Sky Sports ]
Hull City and Sunderland face up at the KC Stadium on Tuesday night on the back of weekend defeats in the Premier League. More...
Terry hopeful over new Chelsea deal
March 02, 2015 (23:35) [ Indexed from BBC Sport ]
Chelsea captain John Terry says he is keen to have "a few years" more at the club, but would not leave to play elsewhere. More...
Wales omission 'surprises' Fishlock
March 02, 2015 (23:35) [ Indexed from BBC Sport ]
Jess Fishlock admits she was "surprised" to be omitted from the Wales squad, but hopes to play for her country again. More...
S4E30 The Podcast Of Winners
March 02, 2015 (23:35) [ Indexed from Scottish Football Forums ]
Greig, Krys and I are on the podcast this week, while John robs a bank. Inter vs Celtic, Celtic vs Aberdeen, Motherwell’s first win in yonks and Hearts hammering of Cowdenbeath are among the games discussed from the last week in Scottish football. The McBookie charity treble this week isStranraer, Queen’s Park and Arbroath. 10 [Read more] More...
Rangers news: Scottish Football Association holds fire on disciplinary charges against Mike Ashley
March 02, 2015 (23:30) [ Indexed from ]
Decision deferred until Tuesday on whether Newcastle United owner has broken the rules on holding power over two clubs with his Ibrox funding More...
Manchester City's low-maintenance manager Manuel Pellegrini deserves to be judged in the summer
March 02, 2015 (23:30) [ Indexed from ]
Henry Winter: Chilean manager has endured a tricky week but - as potential successors are called out - he should be judged at the end of the campaign More...
Southampton v Crystal Palace
March 02, 2015 (23:20) [ Indexed from BBC Sport ]
Preview followed by live coverage of Tuesday's Premier League game between Southampton and Crystal Palace. More...
Aston Villa v West Bromwich Albion
March 02, 2015 (23:20) [ Indexed from BBC Sport ]
Preview followed by live coverage of Tuesday's Premier League game between Aston Villa and West Bromwich Albion. More...
Hull City v Sunderland
March 02, 2015 (23:20) [ Indexed from BBC Sport ]
Preview followed by live coverage of Tuesday's Premier League game between Hull City and Sunderland. More...
Clubs to discuss 2022 switch
March 02, 2015 (23:10) [ Indexed from Sky Sports ]
Europe's top clubs will gather in Switzerland on Tuesday to discuss the impact of a proposed 2022 World Cup in Qatar, switched from summer to November and December. More...
Liverpool U21s ease to win
March 02, 2015 (22:40) [ Indexed from Sky Sports ]
Harry Wilson and Jerome Sinclair fired Liverpool to a 2-0 victory over Chelsea in the Barclays U21 Premier League. More...

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