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Anigo - We need to stick together

Posted Friday, November 06, 2009 by PA

Marseille need to stick together as they try to revive their Champions League hopes at home to fellow Group C strugglers FC Zurich - and sporting director Jose Anigo is setting an admirable example.Many expected Anigo to follow president Pape Diouf when the latter left the club last summer.But he eventually chose to stay on alongside coach and former Champions League winner Didier Deschamps - a...Full Story »

Seedorf - We have momentum

Posted Friday, November 06, 2009 by PA

AC Milan midfielder Clarence Seedorf believes his team-mates are finally beginning to find their rhythm as they prepare to face Real Madrid for the second time in the Champions League this season.The Rossoneri had won just one of five games before facing Madrid last month, when they came from a goal down to claim victory at the Bernabeu, but Leonardo's men have found some form ever since.They ha...Full Story »

Veh urges Wolfsburg focus

Posted Friday, November 06, 2009 by PA

Wolfsburg coach Armin Veh has called for maximum concentration from his players against Besiktas as the Bundesliga champions look to take a step closer to the Champions League knockout stage.A goalless draw against the same opposition at the VW-Arena a fortnight ago dented the Wolves' chances of reaching the last 16, but avoiding defeat at Inonu Stadium should leave them in a strong position beh...Full Story »

Rooney doubt ahead of Moscow match

Posted Friday, November 06, 2009 by PA

Wayne Rooney's participation in Manchester United's Champions League clash with CSKA Moscow on Tuesday night is in doubt after the birth of his first child.The 24-year-old forward missed training on Monday morning in order to be with his wife, Coleen, who gave birth to Kai Wayne Rooney later that day.United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is already without central defenders Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferd...Full Story »

Trezeguet urges focus

Posted Friday, November 06, 2009 by PA

Juventus striker David Trezeguet has urged his team-mates to put all thoughts of their defeat against Napoli to their back of their minds as they seek victory against Maccabi Haifa in Wednesday's Champions League clash.The Bianconeri go into the game on the back of Saturday's surprise 3-2 loss, which saw them drop seven points behind Serie A leaders Inter Milan.The result marked Juve's first lea...Full Story »

Bordeaux eye qualification

Posted Friday, November 06, 2009 by PA

Bordeaux will travel to Bayern Munich in confident mood, knowing a win will see them reach the knockout stage of the Champions League and leave their German opponents struggling to progress.A 2-1 victory at the Stade Chaban-Delmas a fortnight ago took Laurent Blanc's side to the top of Group A, three points clear of Bayern and two ahead of Juventus.Another win at the Allianz Arena would ensure B...Full Story »

Taylor set for Blues start

Posted Monday, November 02, 2009 by PA

Birmingham keeper Maik Taylor will make his first Barclay's Premier League start of the season against Manchester City at St Andrews on Sunday.The Northern Ireland number one will replace on-loan City keeper Joe Hart, who is ineligible to face his parent club.Defender Gregory Vignal is back in the squad after recovering from a hamstring injury, although he may have to be content with a substitut...Full Story »

Bent doubt for Sunderland

Posted Saturday, October 31, 2009 by PA

Sunderland striker Darren Bent is facing a race to be fit for the Barclays Premier League visit of West Ham as he battles to overcome a knee problem.The forward missed Tuesday's Carling Cup penalty shoot-out defeat to Aston Villa but is rated as better than 50-50 for the Hammers clash after returning to training on Thursday.Fellow striker Fraizer Campbell is a doubt after suffering a knock again...Full Story »

Sorensen set for Potters return

Posted Saturday, October 31, 2009 by PA

Stoke boss Tony Pulis is expected to recall goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen to his line-up to face Wolves following the Dane's late withdrawal at Tottenham last weekend with flu.Steve Simonsen stepped in and performed heroics to secure a 1-0 win at White Hart Lane, and was again in the side that lost 4-0 at Portsmouth in the Carling Cup on Tuesday.Pulis also has to decide whether to bring Mamady Sidi...Full Story »

Quartet return for Pompey

Posted Saturday, October 31, 2009 by PA

Portsmouth welcome back Kevin-Prince Boateng, Jamie O'Hara, Mike Williamson and Tommy Smith for the Barclays Premier League match at home to Wigan.The quartet were cup-tied for Tuesday's Carling Cup win over Stoke.Papa Bouba Diop (hamstring) and Hermann Hreidarsson (foot tendon) are still recovering and will not feature against the Latics.Midfielder Michael Brown is keen to see his side clear th...Full Story »

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