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Moyes seeks talks with exceptional Rooney
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Incoming Manchester United manager David Moyes lauded Wayne Rooney as an "exceptional talent".
Alex Ferguson, who will retire at the end of the season, confirmed on Sunday that the England international had handed in a transfer request at Old Trafford.

But Moyes, who worked with Rooney at Everton, is keen for the striker to stay at the club and is set to hold talks with the 27-year-old in the near future.

During a speech delivered at the Cambridge Union Society, Moyes said: "Wayne Rooney was and is an exceptional talent.

"When we sold him to Manchester United, he was fantastic. When he left Everton, he w ... Read more »
Category: News Views: 662 Added: Sky Date: 14.05.2013 - 16:08

Brunt looks to rectify Norwich loss
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West Brom captain Chris Brunt wants to make amends for the club's 4-0 loss to Norwich City on Sunday.
Over 2,000 supporters travelled to Carrow Road for the game, but Steve Clarke's men suffered their heaviest defeat of the season.

And Northern Ireland International Brunt is desperate to right that wrong when they host champions Manchester United at the Hawthorns on Sunday.

"All we can do now is move on and hopefully put it right by giving a good account of ourselves against United," the captain told the club's official website.

"The fans travelled to Norwich in party mood and dressed up for the last awa ... Read more »
Category: News Views: 487 Added: Sky Date: 14.05.2013 - 16:06

Messi could miss rest of season
la ligaBarcelona star Lionel Messi will be out of action for between two and three weeks with a hamstring injury.
Tests were undertaken on Tuesday, and confirmed a strain in the Argentine's right leg. He could miss the rest of the season depending on how long it takes him to recover.

Messi limped off in the second-half of Barcelona's 2-1 victory over Atletico Madrid on Sunday after suffering a recurrence of the injury that has dogged him in recent weeks.

The Argentina international first suffered the problem in the first-leg of Barcelona's UEFA Champions League quarter-final against Paris Saint-Germain at the Parc des Princes.

Category: News Views: 554 Added: Sky Date: 14.05.2013 - 16:05

Premier League: Reading Vs Manchester City - Betting Tip
premier leagueThe English Premier League football match between Reading (19th) and Manchester City (3rd) kicks off on 14 May 2013.

Reading has played 18 English Premier League matches this season on Madejski Stadium. On home ground Reading has won 4, drawn 8 and lost 6 matches. This ranks the Royals 17th in home team performance in the English Premier League.

Manchester City has played 18 English Premier League matches this season away from home. On away ground Manchester City has won 8, drawn 6 and lost 4 matches. This ranks the Citizens 5th in away team performance in the English Premier League.

When looking at Reading home performance in league p ... Read more »
Category: Betting Tips Views: 806 Added: Better Date: 14.05.2013 - 14:26

Ferguson hails ´fantastic´ title win
fergusonManchester United boss Alex Ferguson has praised his squad for winning the 2012-13 Premier League title "in style".
United reclaimed the trophy they lost in dramatic fashion to local rivals Manchester City last season in ruthless fashion, carving out an unassailable lead at the top with four games to spare.

And, speaking at the club's official victory parade, the Scot, who is set to retire at the end of the campaign, challenged his players to repeat that feat next year.

"This is fantastic, I'm more pleased for you than anything else. To go through a 38-week programme of premier division and win ... Read more »
Category: News Views: 561 Added: Sky Date: 14.05.2013 - 01:01

PSG title parade marred by violence
A parade to celebrate Paris Saint-Germain's Ligue 1 title success has been cut short after crowd violence.
The event at the Jardins de Trocadero had been scheduled to last roughly an hour, with members of the squad due to address the fans, but was called off after just five minutes.

Riot police moved in to disperse the issues and fired tear gas into the crowd, who had lit flares and climbed onto scaffolding, reportedly invading an area set aside for media present.

The squad were also due to celebrate with a barge ride on the River Seine, but this was cancelled after the earlier trouble.

PSG wrapped up the Ligue 1 title on Sunday with Jeremy Menez firing them ... Read more »
Category: News Views: 534 Added: Sky Date: 14.05.2013 - 01:00

Agger urges Eriksen to join Liverpool
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Liverpool defender Daniel Agger has urged his fellow Denmark international Christian Eriksen to join the Merseyside club.
The 21-year-old has been strongly linked with a move away from the Amsterdam Arena, with Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund touted as potential suitors.

And, having captained the playmaker at international level, Agger believes Eriksen would fit perfectly with Brendan Rodgers' passing philosophy. 

"We want to play attacking football with the ball on the ground and that is exactly what Christian Eriksen is all about. That is the kind of player we need," he told Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten.
"It all depends on which ... Read more »
Category: News Views: 516 Added: Sky Date: 14.05.2013 - 00:59

Strootman would fit Liverpool or Tottenham
premier leagueFormer PSV coach Dick Advocaat has lauded Kevin Strootman, suggesting the midfielder could easily make the grade at Liverpool or Tottenham.
The 23-year-old made 34 appearances for PSV last season, scoring eight goals to help the Philips Stadion outfit to second place in the Eredivisie.

And Advocaat, who announced his retirement at the end of the campaign, believes Strootman could emulate Manchester City midfielder Gareth Barry.

"(He would be good for) Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur, but I think he's also good enough for Manchester City and Manchester United," Advocaat told De Telegraaf.

"Strootman is no ... Read more »
Category: News Views: 504 Added: Sky Date: 14.05.2013 - 00:57

PSG director Leonardo reportedly collapses
Paris Saint-Germain director of football Leonardo has been rushed to hospital after collapsing, according to reports in France.
The former Brazil international was taken to the American Hospital in Neuilly-sur-Seine after celebrating the club's Ligue 1 title win, Le Parisien have claimed.

Carlo Ancelotti's team clinched their first league championship success since 1994 with a 1-0 win over Lyon at the Stade de Gerland on Sunday.

Leonardo was filmed arguing with star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the changing rooms afterwards, reportedly over his request that the Swede take a routine drug test.

The 43-year-old could yet face sanctions for allegedly pushing a ... Read more »
Category: News Views: 403 Added: Sky Date: 14.05.2013 - 00:55

Roma condemn racist fans
serie aRoma have released a statement condemning racism after their fans were alleged to have abused Milan striker Mario Balotelli on Sunday.
Roma's travelling supporters were reportedly singing racist chants at Balotelli during the goalless Serie A draw between the two sides at San Siro.

The ground announcer warned the crowd to stop the abuse in the first half, or the game would be suspended, and at least temporarily, referee Gianluca Rocchi followed through on the warning in the second period.

The match was briefly halted before resuming again as neither side could find a winner in a result that leaves Milan in danger of missing out on a UEFA Champions League place next season, a fea ... Read more »
Category: News Views: 410 Added: Sky Date: 14.05.2013 - 00:53

Southampton deserve to be safe
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Jason Puncheon believes Southampton deserve their spot in the Premier League after securing safety with a 1-1 draw at Sunderland on Sunday.

The winger struck for Mauricio Pochettino's side to secure a 1-1 draw at the Stadium of Light, which guarantees their survival by virtue of the fact Wigan and Aston Villa face each other on the last day of the season.

"It's a massive feeling knowing that it's more or less there," Puncheon told The Daily Echo.

"For the season we've had and the way we've gone about it it's even better, because we deserve it, as a group of players and as a football club.
Category: News Views: 348 Added: Sky Date: 14.05.2013 - 00:52

Begovic calls for strong finish
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Stoke City goalkeeper Asmir Begovic is looking to finish the season on a positive note after a 2-1 defeat to Tottenham on Sunday.

Tony Pulis' men were undone by goals from Clint Dempsey and Emmanuel Adebayor after Steven N'Zonzi had given them a third-minute lead.
Stoke face Southampton at St Mary's on Sunday in the knowledge they will once again be playing Premier League football next season.
"It's disappointing to lose our final home game of the season, of course it is," Begovic said.
"We can't let it affect us going into next weekend's game though. We want to go down there and get the result that would ensure a good end to the season for us.
Category: News Views: 305 Added: Sky Date: 14.05.2013 - 00:49

Granero casts doubt on QPR future
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QPR midfielder Esteban Granero has admitted he may leave the club following their relegation from the Premier League.
The 25-year-old moved to Loftus Road from Real Madrid in August and has made 18 league appearances as Harry Redknapp's men failed to retain their top-flight status.

With the prospect of a campaign in the English Championship now looming, the Spaniard says he will need to discuss his future.

"Will I stay at QPR? Again it will be a summer of little stability. We will have to wait for the season to end and to talk to the club. We will see what is best for everyone," he told As.

"My ambition ... Read more »
Category: News Views: 362 Added: Sky Date: 14.05.2013 - 00:48

Mancini´s possible replacements
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Manchester City have begun their search for a new manager, after Roberto Mancini was sacked on Monday.
The Italian was a popular figure among the club's fans, after bringing the 2011-2012 Premier League title to the Etihad stadium.

But who are the main contenders to replace the former Inter boss?

Who: Manuel Pellegrini 

The Chilean has been installed as the overwhelming favourite to replace Mancini, but denied he was heading to the Etihad after his side's 0-0 draw with Sevilla on Sunday.

Odds: 2/9 (bet365)
Category: News Views: 306 Added: Sky Date: 14.05.2013 - 00:01

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