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Pools boss Bates hails Hartlepool’s resolve

Posted Sunday, November 11, 2018 by PA15 hits

Hartlepool boss Matthew Bates hailed his side’s defensive resolve after they dug deep to earn a replay against Gillingham and keep alive their hopes of reaching the second round of the FA Cup.Pools captain Liam Noble wasted the best chance to put his side into round two for the fourth time in six years, shooting straight at Gills goalkeeper Tomas Holy from 12 yards when unmarked in the box...Full Story »

BATE Borisov 0 - 1 Chelsea FC: Olivier Giroud sends Chelsea into Europa League knockout stages

Posted Friday, November 09, 2018 by PA48 hits

Olivier Giroud scored his first Chelsea goal in 794 minutes as the Blues progressed to the Europa League knockout stages with a 1-0 win at BATE Borisov.Chelsea’s fourth win from as many Group L games – three of them now 1-0 – was played out in freezing fog and memorable only for France World Cup winner Giroud’s first Blues goal since May’s win over Liverpool.BATE, c...Full Story »

BATE Borisov vs Chelsea - Kovacic urges Chelsea not to get complacent

Posted Thursday, November 08, 2018 by PA51 hits

Mateo Kovacic warned against complacency as Chelsea look to confirm their place in the Europa League knockout stages in Belarus.Chelsea will be confirmed in first place with two rounds of matches to go if they win at BATE Borisov on Thursday and the other Group L game, between Vidi and PAOK in Budapest, is drawn.Maurizio Sarri has left Alvaro Morata, David Luiz, Antonio Rudiger and Marcos Alonso...Full Story »

Chelsea FC 3 - 1 BATE Borisov: Loftus-Cheek’s treble gives Sarri something to think about

Posted Friday, October 26, 2018 by PA84 hits

Ruben Loftus-Cheek fired a hat-trick for his first Chelsea goals in 30 months to seal the Blues’ 3-1 Europa League win over BATE Borisov at Stamford Bridge.England midfielder Loftus-Cheek is yet to start a Premier League match under new Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri, but handed the taskmaster Italian an acute reminder of his talents with a coolly-taken treble.Chelsea hardly had to shift into...Full Story »

Chelsea vs BATE Borisov - Sarri to rotate Chelsea squad against BATE Borisov

Posted Thursday, October 25, 2018 by PA49 hits

Maurizio Sarri admits he has no choice but to rotate his Chelsea squad for the Europa League clash against BATE Borisov. Sarri has named strong sides so far in the competition as Chelsea have recorded 1-0 wins over PAOK Salonika and Videoton to top Group L with a 100 per cent record. But Eden Hazard will sit out Thursday’s clash against the Belarusians with a back injury, as Chelsea at...Full Story »

Has Mohamed Salah's form actually dipped, ask Mark Schwarzer and Paul Lambert on The Debate

Posted Saturday, September 22, 2018 by Skysports.com111 hits

Has Mohamed Salah's form been exaggerated? Mohamed Salah may have only scored twice this season, but his all-round game has not dropped off, Mark Schwarzer told The Debate. After 31 Premier League goals last season, the Egyptian has got off to a relatively slow start, scoring in the opening two games, but failing to register since. Jurgen Klopp has moved to defend his player ahead of Saturday...Full Story »

Portugal star Rui Patricio's sex therapist wife urges manager to encourage players to masturbate before big World Cup games

Posted Saturday, June 09, 2018 by hits

Vera Ribeiro believes the European champs will have a better chance of adding a world title to the trophy cabinet if they practice a little self-love PORTUGAL goalkeeper Rui Patricio's sex therapist wife has urged her husband and his team mates to masturbate to help them win the World Cup. Vera Ribeiro believes the European champs will have a better chance of adding a world title to the trophy...Full Story »

Bates gives Rangers victory over Kilmarnock

Posted Sunday, May 06, 2018 by PA19 hits

Rangers capitalised on the Steven Gerrard feel-good factor as they struck late to grab a crucial 1-0 win over Kilmarnock in the Ladbrokes Premiership.The former Liverpool and England skipper was confirmed as the new Gers boss on Friday after signing a four-year deal.He was not there, however, to see Steve Clarke’s men frustrate the Ibrox faithful for long periods.But the Gers support &ndas...Full Story »

Safe standing petition reaches 100,000 signatures leading to possible House of Commons debate

Posted Thursday, April 26, 2018 by Skysports.com96 hits

Celtic have introduced a safe standing area at Celtic Park A debate on Safe Standing at Premier League and Championship stadiums could be held in the House of Commons after a petition to have the matter discussed reached 100,000. That is the figure at which Parliament would consider the idea for a debate, with support for the petition having gathered pace in the last two weeks. On a number of...Full Story »

Matthew Bates suffers defeat on return to Hartlepool dugout

Posted Sunday, February 25, 2018 by PA17 hits

Matthew Bates’ interim spell in charge of Hartlepool got off to a losing start as Ebbsfleet claimed a 1-0 win which did not do their dominance justice.The visitors started on the front foot and could have had the game won in the opening seven minutes.Corey Whitely saw a shot rebound off a post in the first minute, Pools goalkeeper Scott Loach tipped a Luke Coulson effort over the crossbar ...Full Story »

Neymar parties in centre of Paris to celerbate 26th birthday

Posted Monday, February 05, 2018 by Marca.com161 hits

There were around 200 guests which included friends, family and the Paris Saint-Germain playing and coaching staff. Football has always been high on the agenda in the French capital, however never to this degree, Neymar arriving accompanied by his girlfriend, Bruna Marquezine, to bring a newfound level of glamour to the sport. No longer is football just a sport played between 22 players, it'...Full Story »

Arsenal 6 - 0 BATE Borisov: Arsenal hit BATE Borisov for six to round off group stage in style

Posted Thursday, December 07, 2017 by PA108 hits

Arsenal cruised to victory over BATE Borisov in their final Europa League group game as Arsene Wenger's fringe players made another case for Premier League involvement. With top spot in Group H already assured, the Gunners made light work of the Belarusian champions in front of a record-low Emirates Stadium crowd. While the official figure was 54,648 it is understood less than 30,000 fans we...Full Story »

Arsenal vs BATE Borisov - Wenger defends decision to play doubtful Alexandre Lacazette

Posted Thursday, December 07, 2017 by PA84 hits

Arsene Wenger insists he was not deploying mind games by naming Alexandre Lacazette in his Arsenal side to face Manchester United despite having ruled out the striker due to a groin injury. The France international was a shock inclusion in the 3-1 defeat to the Red Devils after Wenger had categorically stated he would miss the game after limping out of the midweek victory over Huddersfield at h...Full Story »

BATE Borisov 2 - 4 Arsenal: Olivier Giroud strikes 100th Arsenal goal in Europa League victory over BATE

Posted Thursday, September 28, 2017 by PA98 hits

An under-strength Arsenal XI survived a late fightback from BATE Borisov to secure a 4-2 victory that keeps them on course to progress in the Europa League. In a game of little quality beyond the superb Jack Wilshere, it was goals from the recalled trio of Theo Walcott, Rob Holding and Olivier Giroud - with his 100th Gunners goal - who sealed all three points at the Borisov Arena in Belarus a...Full Story »

Morata and Mariano amplify the No.9 debate

Posted Monday, September 11, 2017 by Marca.com109 hits

Cristiano Ronaldo's punishment, Karim Benzema's injury and Gareth Bale's lack of form have failed to stop the ongoing debate on whether Real Madrid need a true No.9, particularly because of the way in which Alvaro Morata and Mariano have started at Chelsea and Lyon respectively. The two consecutive draws in the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu against Valencia and Levante have brought the matter int...Full Story »

Granada CF vs Barcelona - Enrique ducks debate sparked by Gerard Pique jibes

Posted Sunday, April 02, 2017 by PA65 hits

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique on Saturday opted not to comment too much on Gerard Pique's anti-Real Madrid remarks on the basis his views were "more radical" than those of the defender. Pique, speaking after Spain's midweek win over France, said he did not like the "values" of Real, took aim at the club's hierarchy and said he would never play for the Bernabeu outfit. Luis Enrique, who spent fi...Full Story »

Hartlepool United FC vs Exeter City - Sean Kavanagh and Matthew Bates should boost Hartlepool's squad

Posted Saturday, March 04, 2017 by PA41 hits

Hartlepool boss Dave Jones could be boosted by the return of Matthew Bates and Sean Kavanagh for the Sky Bet League Two clash with Exeter. Central defender Bates has missed the last three games and full-back Kavanagh the last two with hamstring injuries but both have returned to training and are in contention as Pools look to build on their 4-0 midweek thrashing of Crewe. Striker Billy Paynter...Full Story »

Dundalk 3 - 0 BATE Borisov: Dundalk shock BATE to earn Champions League play-off spot

Posted Tuesday, August 02, 2016 by PA69 hits

Ireland's Dundalk progressed to the Champions League's playoff stages after a 3-1 aggregate defeat of BATE Borisov - securing European group-stage football this season. The Airtricity League champions had lost the first-leg 1-0 but overcame the deficit against their Belarusian opponents through a goal in either half from David McMillan and a late third from substitute Robert Benson. Stephen Ke...Full Story »

BATE Borisov 1 - 0 Dundalk - Dundalk suffer narrow loss to BATE Borisov in Belarus

Posted Tuesday, July 26, 2016 by PA43 hits

Dundalk's hopes of progressing through the Champions League qualifiers remain after a narrow defeat to BATE Borisov in Belarus. The hosts dominated the game, hitting the woodwork twice and creating many more chances than their visitors from the Republic of Ireland. But Stephen Kenny's side are still well in the third qualifying round tie following a 1-0 loss, with substitute Mikhail Gordeichuk...Full Story »

Bordeaux 3 - 0 Lorient: Cheick Diabate double sees Bordeaux boost top 10 hopes

Posted Saturday, May 07, 2016 by PA27 hits

Cheick Diabate scored twice as Bordeaux boosted their hopes of a top 10 finish in Ligue 1 by beating Lorient 3-0. Malcolm opened the scoring for the hosts in the 12th minute and Diabate added a second nine minutes later. Three minutes after the break Diabate netted his 10th goal since January to ensure there was no chance of a Lorient comeback. The victory lifted Bordeaux up to 11th place in ...Full Story »

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