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Neil Critchley delighted to be able to share first Blackpool win with supporters

Posted Sunday, September 20, 2020 by PA4 hits

Blackpool head coach Neil Critchley was delighted to be able to share his first competitive win in charge of the Seasiders with the club’s supporters, who witnessed their side’s 2-0 victory over Swindon.The match at Bloomfield Road was one of seven across the EFL to take part in a pilot scheme to reintroduce spectators at sporting events, with around 1,000 spread around the stands.Th...Full Story »

Absent Neil Warnock plays tactical masterstroke from home to help Boro earn draw

Posted Sunday, September 20, 2020 by PA4 hits

Kevin Blackwell revealed the crucial impact of absent boss Neil Warnock as Middlesbrough fought back to grab a deserved 1-1 draw against Bournemouth in front of 1,000 socially-distanced fans at the Riverside Stadium.Dominic Solanke’s neat 38th-minute back-heel looked set to maintain the Cherries’ 100 per cent start to the season before substitute Marcus Browne headed the equaliser 10...Full Story »

Neil Lennon admits he is missing the fans after Celtic’s win over St Mirren

Posted Thursday, September 17, 2020 by PA7 hits

Neil Lennon admitted the absence of fans was getting to him after Celtic came from behind to beat St Mirren 2-1 in Paisley.In another match played behind closed doors due to the coronavirus crisis, Saints striker Lee Erwin bundled in a shock opener in the third minute only to see it cancelled out by Hoops defender Shane Duffy.James Forrest used his head in the 36th minute to give the champions t...Full Story »

Neil Warnock set to rotate Middlesbrough squad for Barnsley cup clash

Posted Monday, September 14, 2020 by PA13 hits

Middlesbrough manager Neil Warnock is set to shuffle his pack for their Carabao Cup second-round clash against Barnsley.With the visit of the Tykes sandwiched between difficult Sky Bet Championship fixtures against Watford and Bournemouth, Warnock is likely to give several of his fringe players a chance to push their claims.Dael Fry could come into the backline having been an unused substitute i...Full Story »

Alex Neil rues ‘silly mistakes’ after Preston’s defeat

Posted Sunday, September 13, 2020 by PA13 hits

A frustrated Alex Neil rued Preston’s “silly mistakes” after they slipped to a 1-0 defeat against Swansea in their opening game of the season at Deepdale.Morgan Gibbs-White scored on his league debut to give the visitors the perfect start to their Championship campaign, with the Wolves loanee tapping in Jake Bidwell’s cross.But while the 53rd-minute effort proved enough t...Full Story »

Neil Lennon impressed with Celtic debutant Shane Duffy

Posted Sunday, September 13, 2020 by PA9 hits

Neil Lennon claimed Shane Duffy looked “peerless” after his debut goal for Celtic in the 5-0 Premiership win over Ross County in Dingwall.The home side gave as good as they got in open play in the first half but found themselves behind to an early Odsonne Edouard penalty and a goal from strike partner Albian Ajeti, who was making his first start for the visitors.County were left with...Full Story »

Michael O’Neill adamant Stoke should have had late penalty at Millwall

Posted Sunday, September 13, 2020 by PA12 hits

Michael O’Neill hit out at referee Jeremy Simpson after he waved away a late penalty claim in Stoke’s 0-0 draw at Millwall.Substitute Jacob Brown went down under Shaun Hutchinson’s challenge but Simpson instead pointed the other way and booked Brown for diving.It would have given Stoke a golden chance to win a dull contest, which featured just five shots on target.The Potters h...Full Story »

Neil Cox delighted with ‘excellent’ second-half display as Scunthorpe earn point

Posted Sunday, September 13, 2020 by PA8 hits

Scunthorpe manager Neil Cox hailed his side’s fighting spirit as they came from behind to start the Sky Bet League Two season with a point against Newport.The Exiles went in front in the 32nd minute when Ryan Taylor appeared to get the final touch to a scrappy goal, but Ryan Loft’s thundering strike in the second half meant honours finished even.“The first half I thought looked...Full Story »

Neil Warnock blames defending as Vladimir Ivic’s Watford reign starts with a win

Posted Saturday, September 12, 2020 by PA15 hits

Middlesbrough boss Neil Warnock was left bemoaning his side conceding a “Sunday League goal” as they lost at Watford in the first game of the Sky Bet Championship season.The Hornets saw their five-year stint in the Premier League end with relegation in July but Craig Cathcart’s early header was enough to secure a 1-0 victory in Vladimir Ivic’s first match in charge.Despit...Full Story »

Six signings in line to start but Scunthorpe boss Neil Cox has injury problems

Posted Thursday, September 10, 2020 by PA16 hits

New Scunthorpe manager Neil Cox could hand as many as six players their debuts against Newport.Kevin Van Veen has been ruled out for up to three months after knee surgery, Olufela Olomola (hamstring) could be sidelined for eight weeks while fellow forward John McAtee remains in self-isolation having being in contact with an individual who tested positive for coronavirus.The likes of Myles Hippol...Full Story »

Cardiff boss Neil Harris left frustrated after Carabao Cup exit

Posted Sunday, September 06, 2020 by PA11 hits

Cardiff manager Neil Harris admitted he could have “no complaints” over his side’s shock 3-0 defeat to Northampton.The Bluebirds narrowly missed out on the Premier League only a few weeks ago but they were blown away by the League One newcomers.Harry Smith got the ball rolling with an early penalty before Matty Warburton and Ryan Watson secured Northampton’s place in the ...Full Story »

Neil Warnock still on the hunt for strikers despite four-goal showing

Posted Saturday, September 05, 2020 by PA20 hits

Neil Warnock was delighted to see his Middlesbrough side hit their goalscoring stride in the opening game of the season – but the Boro boss still wants to sign another couple of forwards before the transfer window closes.Middlesbrough scored four goals in a game for the first time since January 2019 as they edged a seven-goal thriller with Shrewsbury 4-3 to reach the second round of the Ca...Full Story »

Neil Lennon defends striker selection as Celtic grind down Motherwell

Posted Monday, August 31, 2020 by PA12 hits

Neil Lennon stressed circumstances have dictated team selection following Celtic’s 3-0 win over Motherwell at Parkhead.The Hoops were knocked out of the Champions League qualifiers by Ferencvaros on Wednesday night when, to wide criticism, he started without a natural centre-forward while two of them sat on the bench.Patryk Klimala and Albian Ajeti were again among the substitutes with Rya...Full Story »

Stoke boss Michael O’Neill praises goalkeeper Adam Davies’ growing confidence

Posted Sunday, August 30, 2020 by PA15 hits

Michael O’Neill hailed the growing confidence of goalkeeper Adam Davies after Stoke beat Blackpool 5-4 on penalties in the first round of the Carabao Cup.Davies saved spot-kicks from Oliver Sarkic and Keshi Anderson to take the shoot-out into sudden death after the game had ended goalless in 90 minutes.Bruno Martins Indi and James Husband made no mistake to make it 4-4 before Tashan Oakley...Full Story »

I have to accept the consequences of defeat, says Celtic boss Neil Lennon

Posted Thursday, August 27, 2020 by PA27 hits

Neil Lennon was left dejected after Celtic were bounced out of the Champions League with a 2-1 defeat against Ferencvaros.Midfielder David Siger shot the Hungarian side into the lead in the seventh minute of the second qualifier but Ryan Christie, deputising for the injured Odsonne Edouard as the Hoops started without a recognised striker, levelled in the 53rd minute with a deflected shot.Celtic...Full Story »

Celtic boss Neil Lennon hails ‘great performance and great win’ at Tannadice

Posted Sunday, August 23, 2020 by PA15 hits

Neil Lennon insists Celtic got the win their performance deserved after Albian Ajeti’s late strike gave the Hoops a narrow 1-0 victory over Dundee United at Tannadice.After a goalless first half the visitors increased the tempo and mounted a series of attacks but a well-organised home side defended stoutly.However, in the 82nd minute Switzerland striker Ajeti, making his league debut as a ...Full Story »

Neil Lennon praises Christopher Jullien for performance in defeat of Reykjavik

Posted Wednesday, August 19, 2020 by PA27 hits

Neil Lennon praised Christopher Jullien for his contribution to Celtic’s 6-0 thrashing of KR Reykjavik in the Champions League first qualifier at Parkhead.The French defender was criticised for his display and conceding a penalty in the 1-1 Premiership draw against Kilmarnock last time out but he set the Hoops on the way to victory against the Icelandic minnows by setting up Mohamed Elyoun...Full Story »

Celtic boss Neil Lennon sticks up for Christopher Jullien after costly error

Posted Monday, August 10, 2020 by PA23 hits

Neil Lennon refused to pin the blame on errant defender Christopher Jullien after Celtic dropped two Premiership points in a 1-1 draw at Kilmarnock.Midfielder Ryan Christie opened the scoring for the champions with a free-kick from distance after 10 minutes but veteran winger Chris Burke levelled in the 24th minute from a penalty conceded by the French centre-back who clumsily fouled Nicke ...Full Story »

Celtic boss Neil Lennon determined to keep Odsonne Edouard suitors at bay

Posted Monday, August 03, 2020 by PA27 hits

Neil Lennon insists Celtic will try to “stave off” any admirers of Odsonne Edouard after the striker grabbed an impressive hat-trick in the Hoops’ season-opening 5-1 win over Hamilton.After the ninth successive Premiership flag was unfurled at Parkhead, goals from the French forward and right-back Jeremie Frimpong had Celtic two ahead by the half-hour mark.Accies midfielder Sco...Full Story »

Neil Harris claims ‘underdog’ tag as Cardiff take on Fulham in play-offs

Posted Sunday, July 26, 2020 by PA41 hits

Cardiff boss Neil Harris insists his side are the underdogs as they prepare for the “monumental task” of facing Fulham in the Championship play-off semi-finals.The two teams meet in their first leg on Monday night in the Welsh capital, before the second leg at Craven Cottage on Thursday, as they look to return to the Premier League. The other semi-final sees Swansea play Brentford.Fu...Full Story »

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