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Carson Palmer, David Johnson won’t return this season

23 Nov

Hope for the return of Carson Palmer and David Johnson in Arizona this season has come to an end. Cardinals coach Bruce Arians told reporters his star quarterback, who’s dealing with a broken arm, and star running back, who’s dealing with a surgically repaired dislocated wrist, will not return from injured reserve this year. Arians: […]

We have ‘perfect’ striking dilemma ahead of PSG match – Celtic boss Rodgers

23 Nov

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers claims to have a “perfect” striking dilemma ahead of the Champions League clash with Paris St Germain on Wednesday night. French striker Moussa Dembele has returned to the Celtic starting line-up in recent weeks following a hamstring injury […]

‘Alan Pardew appointment would lift gloom at West Brom’, says former West Ham striker Dean Ashton

23 Nov

Alan Pardew is the perfect man to succeed Tony Pulis as West Brom’s new manager, according to Dean Ashton. Pulis was sacked as Baggies boss on Monday following a nightmare run of only two wins from their last 21 Premier League games, with the Welshman leaving the club just one point above the relegation zone. […]

David Ginola says Spurs ‘going to different level’ after recovering from Arsenal setback to beat Borussia Dortmund

23 Nov

David Ginola believes Tottenham have moved up to another level after their win over Borussia Dortmund. Spurs bounced back from Saturday’s disappointing north London derby defeat to Arsenal by producing an impressive Champions League performance in Germany on Tuesday night. The 2-1 victory sealed them top spot in Group H, ahead of Real Madrid and Dortmund, […]

Former Newcastle striker Nile Ranger dropped from Southend United squad over ‘disciplinary procedure’

23 Nov

Southend striker Nile Ranger has found himself in more hot water after being left out of his side’s 1-1 draw at MK Dons due to a “disciplinary procedure”. The 26-year-old, who spent ten weeks in prison over the summer, was not selected at Stadium MK on Tuesday, with boss Phil Brown refusing to divulge the nature […]

Jose Mourinho refuses to blame Manchester United players for Basel defeat

23 Nov

Jose Mourinho was left frustrated after Manchester United were caught cold by Basel and forced to wait to secure their place in the Champions League last-16 stage. Kicking off Group A with four straight wins left United on the cusp of the knockout rounds, but the end of their 100 per cent record has prolonged […]

Everton caretaker boss David Unsworth does not need timeframe on stint in charge

23 Nov

David Unsworth has emphasised he does not need a timeframe to be put on his stint as Everton’s caretaker manager. Thursday’s Europa League home clash with Atalanta will be the Toffees’ sixth game since Unsworth was placed in temporary charge following Ronald Koeman’s sacking on October 23. It emerged last week that Everton had had […]

Antonio Conte heaps praise on Chelsea squad following Champions League win over Qarabag

23 Nov

Head coach Antonio Conte praised the character of his Chelsea players after securing Champions League qualification with a 4-0 Group C win at Qarabag. Chelsea ensured their longest Champions League journey – it is almost 2,500 miles (4,000 kilometres) between London and Baku, Azerbaijan – was worthwhile by qualifying ahead of December’s clash with Atletico […]

Arsenal FC: A fit Danny Welbeck will go to the World Cup with England, Arsene Wenger insists

23 Nov

Arsene Wenger believes Danny Welbeck will go to the World Cup with England if the Arsenal striker can remain fit in the coming months. The 26-year-old has struggled with injuries since moving to the Emirates Stadium from Manchester United in 2014. In fact, Welbeck has started just 39 Premier League games in that time and […]

Josh Norman: Redskins’ injuries ‘the darndest thing’

23 Nov

Josh Norman can’t help but wonder what this Washington Redskins season could have been without the swarm of injuries that blasted through the team throughout the past few weeks. On a roster full of 53 players, 16 have been ruled either out — including star tight end Jordan Reed (hamstring), center Spencer Long (knee) and […]