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McLeish keen to keep Hart

Posted Thursday, March 04, 2010 by PA

Birmingham boss Alex McLeish has told Joe Hart "his time will come" with England despite the young goalkeeper being overlooked for the friendly international against Egypt at Wembley.McLeish is still hoping to sign Hart on loan from Manchester City for another season after predicting Shay Given will remain number one at Eastlands for the "next two to three years." "It is up to Fabio Capello. Joe...Full Story »

Gunners are maturing - Sagna

Posted Thursday, March 04, 2010 by teamtalk.com

Bacary Sagna claims a growing maturity within the Arsenal squad means they are better-placed than in previous years to land a major trophy. Sagna: Arsenal right-back The Gunners have not claimed any silverware since their 2005 FA Cup success, but French full-back Sagna is optimistic that may change this season. The north London side are still challenging in both the Premier League - they lie...Full Story »

Dozen show interest in Pompey

Posted Thursday, March 04, 2010 by PA

Portsmouth administrator Andrew Andronikou has revealed he has heard from 12 parties interested in buying the debt-ridden club. Pompey went into administration last Friday with estimated debts of £78million, including an outstanding tax bill of £12.1million but Andronikou claims there has been no shortage of interest. "We have received about a dozen expressions of interest," Andron...Full Story »

League put off play-off option

Posted Thursday, March 04, 2010 by PA

The Premier League's proposal to introduce a play-off for the fourth Champions League place has stalled after clubs voted against looking into the idea for the time being. At the Premier League's board meeting, chairmen decided against looking into the proposal any further at this stage after the idea surfaced following last month's meeting. The 'big four' clubs of Manchester United, Chelsea...Full Story »

Macclesfield match to go ahead

Posted Thursday, March 04, 2010 by PA

Macclesfield assistant boss Gary Simpson has confirmed this weekend`s Coca-Cola League Two match at Hereford will go ahead as scheduled following the death of manager Keith Alexander. Silkmen boss Alexander died just hours after the club`s match at Notts County on Tuesday, raising the possibility of Saturday`s game being postponed, but - following discussions with Alexander`s family, Macclesf...Full Story »

No change for Ryan

Posted Thursday, March 04, 2010 by PA

Stoke defender Ryan Shawcross has vowed not to change his style despite the criticism he received after his leg-breaking challenge on Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey last weekend. Gunners boss described the tackle as "unacceptable" but several team-mates and fellow professionals have sprung to the centre-back's defence, but he is determined to play the same way on his return. "Whenever I play for S...Full Story »

Laws pays tribute to Alexander

Posted Thursday, March 04, 2010 by PA

Burnley manager Brian Laws has paid his own tribute to Macclesfield manager Keith Alexander, who died suddenly on Wednesday. Laws knew the 53-year-old well from his time in charge at Scunthorpe and said the former Lincoln boss "broke the mould" for black managers. Burnley also suffered two losses of their own in the last few days with Janette Fackrell, the mother of young striker Alex MacDona...Full Story »

Holden sidelined by leg injury

Posted Thursday, March 04, 2010 by PA

Bolton midfielder Stuart Holden faces at least the next six weeks on the sidelines after fracturing his right fibula. Holden, who joined Wanderers in January on a short-term deal until the end of the season, sustained the injury during United States' 2-1 friendly defeat to Holland on Wednesday night. Holden had started Bolton's last two matches, impressing manager Owen Coyle, who on Thursday...Full Story »

Money there for Fergie to spend - Gill

Posted Thursday, March 04, 2010 by PA

Sir Alex Ferguson can still count on the £80million received from the sale of Cristiano Ronaldo to spend on new players in the summer, according to Manchester United chief executive David Gill. United's owners the Glazer family counted the income from Ronaldo's sale as contributing to their profits last year but Gill said the money was still there for Ferguson in the form of cash in the ...Full Story »

Alexander was earmarked for LMA role

Posted Thursday, March 04, 2010 by PA

LMA chief executive Richard Bevan has revealed he had intended on inviting Keith Alexander to join the organisation's board before his sad passing. Macclesfield boss Alexander, who suffered a brain aneurysm in November 2003, died at the age of 53 after arriving home on Tuesday night from the club's League Two match at Notts County. Bevan told Press Association Sport: "A position became avail...Full Story »

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