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Tag Archives: Manuel Pellegrini

Leicester like Clough’s Forest – O’Neill

24 Mar

Media playback is not supported on this device Leicester City: How the Foxes became ‘The Impossible Team’ Former Leicester City manager Martin O’Neill says he can see shades of the Nottingham Forest side that became English and European champions in the 1970s in the current Foxes team. Leicester, bottom of the Premier League a year […]

Sunderland apologise to Adam Johnson’s victim as chief executive Margaret Byrne resigns

8 Mar

A club statement said: “Sunderland acknowledges that Margaret’s intentions have always been to act in the best interests of the club, however, it has become clear through our own internal investigations that in this instance, decisions have been taken by Margaret in error. “Whilst swift and decisive action was taken to terminate Mr Johnson’s employment […]

Poems about football which are sure to enthral (possibly!)

22 Feb

“Come here, you.” West Ham manager Slaven Bilic went all emotional on us at the weekend. “I have to get poetry lessons to describe his importance to us,” he said of Hammers midfielder Dimitri Payet, who orchestrated their 5-1 victory over Blackburn in the FA Cup fifth round. So we asked you to get involved […]

Arsenal team news: Injury update ahead of Barcelona Champions League game

22 Feb

Arsene Wenger said he has no injury worries ahead of Arsenal’s Champions League last 16 match against Barcelona. The manager revealed Mesut Ozil was rested against Hull in the weekend’s FA Cup fifth round due to illness, with Aaron Ramsey also given a break. “I believe the positive of the day is that [Danny] Welbeck […]

Martins swaps MLS for China

22 Feb

Obafemi Martins scored 43 goals in 84 appearances for Seattle Sounders since joining in March 2013. Former Newcastle striker Obafemi Martins has become the latest high-profile signing to join the Chinese Super League. Martins, 31, has left Major League Soccer side the Seattle Sounders to join Shanghai Greenland Shenhua. “For me it’s now time for […]