Tag Archives: Kolo Toure

Ipswich’s Luke Varney chomping at the bit to play in East Anglian derby

20 Aug

Varney was on the scrapheap this summer before Mick McCarthy took him back to Ipswich for a second stint. The ex-Blackburn frontman was so resigned to dropping down the Football League that he thought McCarthy’s phone call was a joke. He added: “I thought Mick was calling me just to ask me a question and […]

Transfer news: Diego Costa targeted, Man Utd defender exit, Spurs eye Spanish ace

19 Aug

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone has revealed Diego Costa was his first-choice signing this summer. The Argentine coach ended up settling for Sevilla ace Kevin Gameiro when Costa couldn’t be pried away from Stamford Bridge. Speaking to Spanish programme Espacio Reservado, he said: “The club worked on the possibility of Diego Costa’s arrival and after […]

Guidolin will not pick Williams successor

19 Aug

Francesco Guidolin (L) saw Ashley Williams leave Swansea for Everton for an undisclosed fee, thought to be £12m Swansea City manager Francesco Guidolin says he will not be the man to pick a successor to captain Ashley Williams. Guidolin wants to bring in a replacement for the central defender following his switch to Everton. “I […]

Phelan in charge for Hull’s opening game

11 Aug

Phelan won one cap for England as a player and was assistant manager to Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United for five years Caretaker boss Mike Phelan will take charge of Hull in their Premier League opener against Leicester on Saturday. The 53-year-old took temporary charge of the top-flight newcomers after Steve Bruce left the […]

Stewart ‘irreplaceable’ for Dundee

1 Aug

Greg Stewart scored another two goals against Forfar Dundee manager says Birmingham City target Greg Stewart would be impossible to replace should the striker be sold. Strike partner Kane Hemmings was sold last week after Oxford United triggered a release clause in his contract. Stewart does not have a similar deal, but the 26-year-old has […]

Stoke are making ‘progress’ – Delap

13 Jun

Stoke City’s best-ever points return for the Premier League season was the 54 they managed in 2014-15 when they also finished ninth Stoke City’s third consecutive ninth-placed finish last season must be seen as “progress” says former defender Rory Delap. The Potters’ 51 points was their second-highest return since they got promoted to the Premier […]

Carvalho expects Mourinho success

5 Jun

Ricardo Carvalho believes his former club boss Jose Mourinho will lead Manchester United to Premier League glory within two years. Mourinho succeeded Louis van Gaal as manager of the Red Devils last month and he will be tasked with improving the FA Cup winners’ performance in the top flight, as they finished fifth in the […]

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

3 Jun

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

3 Jun

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, […]

Double defender boost for Arsenal

11 Mar

Arsenal defenders Per Mertesacker and Gabriel are fit to face Watford on Sunday despite picking up injuries against Hull. The pair were both forced off in the FA Cup replay win over the Tigers in midweek but boss Arsene Wenger has confirmed they are available for the quarter-final visit of Watford on Sunday. However, midfielder […]