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Kahn urges Van Gaal to stop tinkering

Posted Saturday, October 31, 2009 by PA64 hits

Former Bayern Munich captain Oliver Kahn believes Louis van Gaal must stop tinkering with his team.The new Bayern coach has made at least one change for each of the first 10 games of the season and Kahn believes this experimentation needs to stop if success is to return to the record German champions."This permanent testing, bringing new players in, switching the system and then sitting them bac...Full Story »

Kahn urges Van Gaal to stop tinkering

Posted Thursday, October 29, 2009 by PA68 hits

Former Bayern Munich captain Oliver Kahn believes Louis van Gaal must stop tinkering with his team.The new Bayern coach has made at least one change for each of the first 10 games of the season and Kahn believes this experimentation needs to stop if success is to return to the record German champions."This permanent testing, bringing new players in, switching the system and then sitting them bac...Full Story »

Chovanec: We won't underestimate Cluj

Posted Thursday, October 22, 2009 by PA72 hits

Sparta Prague head coach Jozef Chovanec knows his side face difficult opponents as they attempt to turn round their Europa League campaign when they host CFR Cluj.Sparta's opening match saw them claim a creditable draw against PSV Eindhoven, who now head the group, but they then went down to a 2-0 defeat against FC Copenhagen to lie bottom of Group K with a solitary point.Their opponents on Thur...Full Story »

Van Buyten predicts tough challenge

Posted Wednesday, October 21, 2009 by PA99 hits

Bayern Munich defender Daniel Van Buyten is expecting Wednesday's Champions League clash with Bordeaux to be a fierce affair.The teams meet in a Group A match at the Stade Chaban Delmas with both sides on four points from two games, but with Bayern currently top thanks to their superior goal difference.Bordeaux are third in Ligue 1 after going down to defeat at Auxerre at the weekend while Bayer...Full Story »

Jovanovic overshadows Standard preparations

Posted Tuesday, October 20, 2009 by PA103 hits

Standard Liege head into Tuesday's Champions League showdown with Olympiacos in Greece with preparations being overshadowed by the ongoing soap opera involving star midfielder Milan Jovanovic.Not content with reportedly holding talks with other clubs ahead of the January transfer window, Jovanovic has made a thinly-veiled criticism of manager Laszlo Boloni's tactics while also incurring his coac...Full Story »

Beckenbauer standing by Van Gaal

Posted Thursday, October 15, 2009 by PA95 hits

Bayern Munich president Franz Beckenbauer has given the club's coach Louis van Gaal his full backing, insisting his club has not made the same mistake as it did in appointing Jurgen Klinsmann last year.Klinsmann was fired after just 10 months in the job after failing to take them to the top of the table."He was different," Beckenbauer said of Klinsmann. "For all the many good ideas he brought, t...Full Story »

Van Gaal confident despite deficit

Posted Monday, October 12, 2009 by PA136 hits

Bayern Munich coach Louis van Gaal is convinced his team can claw back the eight-point deficit to Bundesliga leaders Bayer Leverkusen and Hamburg.The Bavarians lie eighth in the standings after managing only three wins in their opening eight games. But Van Gaal is not planning to give up on the title race just yet."Eight points is a lot, that I know," the Dutchman told German television channel ...Full Story »

Chovanec excited by Czech duo

Posted Thursday, October 01, 2009 by PA66 hits

Sparta Prague coach Jozef Chovanec is looking forward to coming up against two Czech players when his side face FC Copenhagen on Thursday.Sparta make the trip to Denmark for their Europa League Group K game with one point in the bag, from a 2-2 draw with PSV Eindhoven in which they twice gave away the lead.Copenhagen are not even that well off having slipped to a 2-0 defeat at Cluj in their firs...Full Story »

Van Gaal wary of Juve

Posted Wednesday, September 30, 2009 by PA86 hits

Bayern Munich coach Louis van Gaal is not looking forward to the Champions League game against Juventus, opponents of which he has particularly bad memories."When I was coach at Ajax, we lost the Champions League final to them on a penalty shoot-out," recalled the Bayern coach.That was 1996 and now, 13 years later, Van Gaal is looking to make up not only for that defeat, but also for his side's ...Full Story »

Van Persie - We must win these games

Posted Saturday, September 26, 2009 by PA126 hits

Robin van Persie has billed the clash against Fulham at Craven Cottage as a true test of Arsenal's Barclays Premier League title credentials.Playmaker Andrey Arshavin returns from a groin injury while England winger Theo Walcott has recovered from a side strain and is available again - but goalkeeper Manuel Almunia is still troubled by the chest infection so Vito Mannone could continue in his pl...Full Story »

Van Persie back for Gunners

Posted Saturday, September 19, 2009 by PA139 hits

Striker Robin van Persie is set to return for Arsenal following a knee problem when they host Wigan.But Russian midfielder Andrey Arshavin (groin) remains sidelined and goalkeeper Manuel Almunia is still troubled by the chest infection which ruled him out of Wednesday night's win at Standard Liege, so rookie Vito Mannone will continue.Denilson (back), Theo Walcott (back), Samir Nasri (leg), Luka...Full Story »

Van Gaal wants more from Bayern

Posted Tuesday, September 22, 2009 by PA166 hits

Bayern Munich coach Louis van Gaal claims his team are still learning the ropes under his guidance, despite their third consecutive win on Saturday.The Bavarians moved up to third in the Bundesliga with 2-1 triumph over Nurnberg, but Van Gaal insists the learning phase is not yet over and that he still expects improvements from his side."We have still got to get more mature," he said. "We made a...Full Story »

Van Gaal tight-lipped over keeper

Posted Friday, July 31, 2009 by PA208 hits

Bayern Munich coach Louis van Gaal has admitted he is no closer to revealing who his number one goalkeeper will be next season after seeing Michael Rensing's match-winning performance against Manchester United. Rensing was Bayern's hero as he saved penalties from Patrice Evra and Jonny Evans as the hosts clinched the Audi Cup by defeating the Red Devils. But Van Gaal will not let one positi...Full Story »

Van Gaal still has ifs and Butts

Posted Thursday, July 30, 2009 by PA212 hits

Hans-Jorg Butt was unable to take as much pleasure as his team-mates from Bayern Munich's 4-1 win over AC Milan last night after he failed to keep a clean sheet with an error which may have repercussions.Butt flapped at a free-kick from Andrea Pirlo and was unable to make what should have been a standard save. With Bayern coach Louis van Gaal yet to make his mind up between Butt and Michael Rens...Full Story »

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