Tag: Ashley Cole

Virgo hails Murray’s Brighton return

Glenn Murray scored 22 goals in 2010-2011 when Brighton won League One Former Brighton striker Adam Virgo believes Glenn Murray’s return is a big boost to the club’s promotion hopes. The Seagulls, beaten in last season’s Championship play-offs, have signed forward Murray, 32, on a season-long loan from Bournemouth. He previously scored 53 league goals

Transfer rumours and paper review – Monday, May 30: Higuain ‘open’ to Liverpool move, Arsenal target going nowhere and MORE

Here are the top transfer-related stories in Monday’s newspapers… Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain wants to leave Serie A outfit Napoli this summer and would be interested in a move to Liverpool, even though they have missed out on European qualification. (Daily Mirror) Borussia Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke has rubbished claims that Arsenal target Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang,

Transfer rumours and paper review – Friday, May 27: Mourinho given ‘hands off’ warning over Chelsea star, Guardiola wants £200m Man City overhaul

Here are the top transfer-related stories in Friday’s newspapers… Reports are varied over how much Jose Mourinho will be paid in his deal to become Manchester United, with the Daily Express quoting £10million-a-year, while the Daily Mail claim he will earn £15m-a-year in the Old Trafford hotseat. It is also reported the Portuguese coach will get

Swansea had ‘shot across bow’ – Curtis

Former Wales forward Alan Curtis played for Swansea over three spells between 1972 and 1990 Swansea City coach Alan Curtis says the turbulent 2015-16 season was “a shot across the bow” for the club. The 62-year-old briefly took charge of the Swans prior to Francesco Guidolin’s appointment in January. Swansea had been in the relegation

Play-off exit ‘motivation’ for Brighton

Brighton have suffered three exits at the Championship play-off semi-final stage in the last four years Defender Liam Rosenior says Brighton must use their Championship play-off semi-final defeat by Sheffield Wednesday as motivation next season. The Seagulls missed out on automatic promotion to the Premier League on goal difference and were then beaten 3-1 on

First deal for Saints starlet O’Connor

Southampton have moved to tie down midfielder Thomas OÂ’Connor on a two-and-a-half year professional contract at St Mary’s. The highly-rated 17-year-old Irish starlet has just completed the first year of a two-year scholarship after joining the academy 12 months ago and has impressed with 18 appearances in the Under-18s team, while he was also promoted

Old Trafford ‘bomb’ was training device

Police sniffer dogs were used at Old Trafford as part of the security check A suspicious item discovered at Old Trafford on Sunday was a training device, police have confirmed. The match between Manchester United and Bournemouth was called off after the device was found shortly before kick-off. Bomb disposal officers were called and carried

Swans ready to spoil City’s day

Francesco Guidolin insists his weakened Swansea side can ruin Manchester City’s Champions League ambitions on Sunday afternoon. Skipper Ashley Williams, fellow defender Neil Taylor, goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski and joint-top scorer Gylfi Sigurdsson are all rested for the Liberty Stadium clash ahead of their involvement at Euro 2016 next month. Midfielder Ki Sung-yueng is also missing

Pulis addresses Albion’s penalty problems

Tony Pulis has laughed off suggestions his players don’t practice penalties enough, saying you can’t replicate the pressure in training Albion have a miserable recent record from 12 yards out after missing four of their last five spot-kicks, with Saido Berahino failing with two in their 1-0 defeat to Watford last month. Latest video