EFL launches financial rewards scheme to promote domestic talent

9 Dec

The English Football League will share £2.25 million over three seasons with clubs that give young, domestic talent the chance to play in the first team. This season, 8% of all appearances in the EFL have been made by English players under […]

Relief for Fran Escriba as Villarreal edge through

9 Dec

Villarreal coach Fran Escriba admitted his relief after his side claimed a place in the Europa League last 32 with a nervy 2-1 win over 10-man Steaua Bucharest. Manu Trigueros’ sublime late goal secured victory but the strike actually set up a […]

Partick — Celtic: Match Report

9 Dec

Partick boss Alan Archibald takes inspiration from Motherwell before Celtic game Partick Thistle will take inspiration from Motherwell’s performance against Celtic when they take on the Ladbrokes Premiership champions on Friday night. Celtic maintained their unbeaten domestic record and made it 37 […]

Fenerbahce top Group A with win in Feyenoord

9 Dec

Fenerbahce progressed to the knock-out stages of the Europa League as Group A winners following a 1-0 victory over Feyenoord at De Kuip. Feyenoord needed to win the match and hope Manchester United lost to Zorya Luhansk in Ukraine for any chance […]

Swansea boss Bob Bradley hits back at pundits taking ‘cheap shots’ over American accent

9 Dec

Swansea boss Bob Bradley has accused those who criticise him because he has an American accent of taking “cheap shots”. Bradley has so far failed to turn around Swansea’s fortunes since succeeding Francesco Guidolin at the start of October. Swansea have won only once in Bradley’s seven games and are bottom of the Premier League […]

Swansea boss Bob Bradley hits back at pundits taking ‘cheap shots’ over American accent

9 Dec

Swansea boss Bob Bradley has accused those who criticise him because he has an American accent of taking “cheap shots”. Bradley has so far failed to turn around Swansea’s fortunes since succeeding Francesco Guidolin at the start of October. Swansea have won only once in Bradley’s seven games and are bottom of the Premier League […]

Southampton 1-1 Hapoel Be’er Sheva: Saints knocked out after score draw

9 Dec

Toothless Southampton bungled the chance for their best continental run since 1977 after Israeli minnows Hapoel Be’er Sheva forced a 1-1 Europa League draw at St Mary’s. The limp hosts only needed a goalless draw to progress to the last 32 of Europe’s second-tier competition, but Oriol Romeu’s mistake let Hapoel progress instead. Forward Maor […]

LISTEN: Jose Mourinho explains Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s good form – ‘He fought to improve tactically and physically’

9 Dec

Henrikh Mkhitaryan has been praised for his tactical and physical improvement by Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho. Mkhitaryan, who was signed over the summer from Borussia Dortmund, made just his fifth start of the season on Thursday evening, putting in a scintillating showing in a 2-0 Europa League win over Zorya Luhansk. The Armenian opened the scoring […]

Dez Bryant: I shouldn’t have feuded with Josh Norman

9 Dec

Dez Bryant: I shouldn’t have feuded with Josh Norman

Cooler heads have prevailed in an on-field and, later, Twitter spat between Redskins corner Josh Norman and Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant. “I’m really not trying to talk about that, but I wish I never did what I did, but that’s OK because it’s over with now,” Bryant said Monday, via ESPN.com. “I’m not even focused […]

Jeff Fisher on challenge flag mishap: ‘It was hilarious’

9 Dec

These are trying times for Jeff Fisher. The coach can’t get his team to stop losing, news of a toothless extension only fueled speculation about his possible dismissal and he’s so busy trying to right the ship he was unaware of a major franchise decision regarding a key colleague. Or so he says. We had […]