Tag Archives: Ever Banega

Play-off exit ‘motivation’ for Brighton

18 May

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 […]

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe blasts ‘bizarre’ timing of West Ham’s double bid for Matt Ritchie and Callum Wilson

18 May

Eddie Howe has confirmed West Ham’s double bid for Bournemouth duo Matt Ritchie and Callum Wilson, saying the Premier League club’s timing was ‘disappointing‘ and ‘bizarre’. It is understood the bid was around £20million for the attacking duo – and Howe says it did come from Slaven Bilic’s side. West Ham’s season finished at Stoke on Sunday, but […]

Carvalhal proud of Owls’ play-off spot

8 May

Carvalhal’s side had drawn three Championship games in a row before beating Cardiff Sheffield Wednesday boss Carlos Carvalhal is proud that his team have secured a play-off spot, despite being “outsiders” for promotion. The Owls comfortably beat Cardiff 3-0 on Saturday to guarantee a top-six finish in the Championship. “I said from the beginning that […]

Boss Karanka hails ‘amazing’ Boro

22 Apr

Aitor Karanka’s Middlesbrough have won 26 games in the Championship this season, more than any other side in the league Middlesbrough head coach Aitor Karanka says his side fully deserve to be top of the Championship table with three games left to play. Boro are unbeaten in their last seven matches and are two points […]

Mark Hughes handed major injury blow ahead of vital Liverpool clash

8 Apr

“He did it on the Thursday before the Swansea game. We were able to release it on the Friday, and he was able to start the Swansea game. But as the match progressed, it locked up again and he had to come off.” Jack Butland remains out with a broken ankle, and so Jakob Haugaard […]

Andros Townsend: I can’t believe the mess Newcastle are in

5 Apr

“That’s one of the most important goals of my career. It’s up there with one for Sweden against Austria in a World Cup qualifier, along with the winner for Blackburn against Bolton four years ago. “It’s a good feeling because we know how much it means to stay up this season.” NORWICH (4-4-1-1): Ruddy 6; […]

Rafa Benitez choice over Newcastle future: He’s in the frame for major new job

5 Apr

Publicly, Benitez insists he can keep Newcastle up but, privately, he is dismayed that the hours of work he has put in on the training pitch have yet to result in improved displays on the pitch. The squad he inherited from Steve McClaren is horribly ill-balanced with glaring problems in defence and on the left […]

Sir Alex Ferguson: Leicester have been a breath of fresh air… they deserve to win the Premier League

31 Mar

Sir Alex Ferguson is backing Leicester City to close out a remarkable Premier League title triumph. The Foxes, favourites for relegation at the start of the season, are five points clear at the top with just seven games left to play. It would be one of the most unbelievable upsets in football history if Claudio Ranieri’s side […]

Kante open to Foxes exit

30 Mar

Chelsea have been alerted to the news Leicester City midfielder N’Golo Kante is open to a move away from the Foxes this summer. The midfielder, who netted his first international goal for France during Wednesday’s 4-2 victory over Russia, has been one of the stand-out players for the Foxes this season, forming an excellent partnership […]

Roy Hodgson issues Euro 2016 warning to England players ahead of Holland clash

29 Mar

But Hodgson issued his players with a warning. “They haven’t done it yet in a tournament,” he said. “We still don’t really know how this young group, if they go, will perform in tournament conditions against much more experienced teams like Germany, who are used to reaching finals and France, as the home nation. “But […]