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Bologna vs Lazio preview - Reja eyes Lazio response

Posted Saturday, January 22, 2011 by PA

Lazio coach Edy Reja has called on his players to bounce back from the disappointment of their Coppa Italia elimination by taking all three points at Bologna on Sunday. The Biancoceleste suffered a 2-1 reverse to city rivals Roma in the last 16 of the cup in midweek. The blow has severely dented the club's dreams of winning silverware this season. "We really wanted to progress in the Italian ...Full Story »

Chievo vs Genoa preview - No more departures - Genoa chief

Posted Saturday, January 22, 2011 by PA

Genoa president Enrico Preziosi has claimed ahead of Saturday's match at Chievo that there will be no more departures from his squad. Genoa this week sold striker Giuseppe Sculli to Lazio, which followed the club's decision to let Gergely Rudolf move to Bari. Earlier this month, Luca Toni and Andrea Ranocchia also left Genoa to join Juventus and Inter Milan respectively. Reports that left-bac...Full Story »

Bari vs Napoli preview - Mazzarri in optimistic mood

Posted Saturday, January 22, 2011 by PA

Napoli are looking to pile further misery on strugglers Bari in order to keep up the pressure on Serie A leaders AC Milan. Walter Mazzarri's men expect to clinch their fifth win in seven games against rock-bottom Bari and reduce their current four-point deficit on AC Milan. Napoli are joint second in Serie A, level on 37 points with Lazio after 20 games played. Mazzarri and co have reason to ...Full Story »

Wolves - Liverpool preview:No Jarvis exit on the cards for Mick

Posted Saturday, January 22, 2011 by PA

Wolves manager Mick McCarthy has said the signing of winger Adam Hammill does not pave the way for sought-after wide man Matt Jarvis to leave the club. Hammill, who like Jarvis can play on either flank, has signed from Barnsley for #500,000. The club now have four wingers in the first team squad, but Mick McCarthy sees Hammill as an addition, rather than a replacement. "That's the old one of ...Full Story »

Newcastle - Tottenham Hotspur preview:Prdew challenges strikers

Posted Saturday, January 22, 2011 by PA

Alan Pardew has challenged strikers Shola Ameobi and Leon Best to prove Newcastle can cope without star man Andy Carroll. The 22-year-old England international has missed the last four games with a thigh injury, and is also expected to sit out the next three weeks with the damage showing few signs of healing quickly. Carroll's 11 goals to date this season have made him one of the club's stand-...Full Story »

Everton - West Ham United preview:Moyes surprised by Grant pressure

Posted Saturday, January 22, 2011 by PA

Everton boss David Moyes believes his beleaguered West Ham counterpart Avram Grant has been forced to work under unfair pressure at Upton Park. Grant's future has been the subject of intense speculation with the Hammers struggling at the bottom of the Barclays Premier League. The former Chelsea and Portsmouth manager was reported to be three games away from the sack in December and last week h...Full Story »

Manchester United - Birmingham preview:Fergie's twin approach

Posted Saturday, January 22, 2011 by PA

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has jokingly suggested he could get round Rafael's absence against Birmingham by pretending the 20-year-old was twin brother Fabio instead. The lookalike pair create regular confusion at Old Trafford, often deliberate, and have even confused match officials during their time in England. At Barnsley last season, referee Chris Foy booked Fabio instead of ...Full Story »

Fulham - Stoke City preview:Handshake hope for Hughes

Posted Saturday, January 22, 2011 by PA

Mark Hughes admits he and Stoke manager Tony Pulis probably need to "grow up" following their recent run-ins. There has been bad blood between Hughes' Fulham side and the Potters all season, stemming from a reckless tackle from Andy Wilkinson on Cottagers striker Mousa Dembele in a Carling Cup clash in September. An enraged Hughes snubbed Pulis' handshake at the end of the game, and Pulis then...Full Story »

Aston Villa vs Man City preview:Houllier happy with Bent deal

Posted Saturday, January 22, 2011 by PA

Aston Villa boss Gerard Houllier will lose no sleep over Steve Bruce's verbal outburst against him regarding the transfer of Darren Bent - and has accused the Sunderland boss of being ungracious. Houllier came out all guns blazing in response to Bruce's attack over the way he acted during the sale of Bent to Villa for a club record #18million. He defended his stance in making no personal conta...Full Story »

Stirling vs Dunfermline preview - New Stirling boss Jocky Scott will be without three defenders when they take on visitors Dunfermline Athletic.

Posted Saturday, January 22, 2011 by PA

Injury has ruled out defenders Ross Forsyth, Jonathan Brown and Martyn Corrigan and Albion's resources have been further stretched by the absence of banned pair Scott Buist and Stephen Stirling. Scott has asked the players at the club to impress him and will utilise the players he has at his disposal at the club against Dunfermline before deciding on whether to bring new bodies in. He said: "I...Full Story »

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