West Ham United news: Slaven Bilic backs ‘good player’ Simone Zaza to find form for Hammers

1 Oct

West Ham boss Slaven Bilic admits stuttering striker Simone Zaza needs time to settle. The Italy international, signed on loan from Juventus with a view to a permanent club-record £24million switch next year, has yet to open his goal account for the Hammers. He has struggled so much that reports in Italy have claimed West […]

Alan Pardew believes officials were wrong to disallow Damien Delaney effort

1 Oct

Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew felt his side had been treated harshly by the match officials after the Eagles had a goal disallowed in debatable circumstances in their 1-1 draw at Everton. Palace were left questioning the call from referee Jon Moss […]

West Brom transfer news: Baggies ready to reopen contract talks with Saido Berahino

1 Oct

West Brom are ready to reopen contract talks with Saido Berahino. The Baggies are keen on offering the 23-year-old new terms with his deal expiring at the end of the season. There is a desire from new chairman John Williams to show Berahino how he could star in the new era at The Hawthorns after […]

Transfer rumours and paper review – Friday, September 30: Arsenal eyeing Celtic sensation, Liverpool target ‘next Zlatan Ibrahimovic’

1 Oct

Here are the top transfer-related stories in Friday’s newspapers… Arsenal sent scouts to watch Celtic’s Moussa Dembele on Wednesday night as they join Real Madrid and Bayern Munich in the hunt for the French wonderkid. Dembele, 20, scored twice in Brendan Rodgers’ side’s 3-3 thriller with Manchester City. And he has now attracted the attention of the European […]

Eric Black: Southampton to launch investigation into assistant manager’s behaviour following corruption claims

1 Oct

Southampton assistant manager Eric Black faces an investigation into his behaviour following allegations he advised how to bribe officials from other teams, the Premier League club said on Friday. Black is the latest individual to be named in the Daily Telegraph’s investigation into alleged corruption within the English game. The newspaper’s investigations team this week […]

Mike Phelan says he is no closer to becoming permanent Hull boss, claiming contract offer ‘keeps changing’

1 Oct

Courage is KEY to beating a Pep Guardiola side – says Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino

1 Oct

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino says experience has taught him the key to beating Pep Guardiola’s teams is courage. Spurs face Manchester City on Sunday in a clash of first against second in the Premier League, with City sitting four points clear at the top after winning all six of their games so far. Pochettino, however, […]

‘It’s important we don’t forget the past’ – Chelsea manager Antonio Conte feels fans need to be realistic about season prospects

1 Oct

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte believes fans need to be realistic about the club’s chances of winning silverware this season. The Blues have made an indifferent start to the season under Conte since he arrived at Stamford Bridge and currently sit in eighth place in the Premier League. Having lost their previous two league games against […]

Arsenal FC news: Chief executive Ivan Gazidis claims Gunners’ financial strength ‘will bring the success we all seek’

1 Oct

Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis believes the club’s latest set of robust financial results, which include cash reserves of some £191million, show they are on course to deliver more major trophies to the Emirates Stadium. Although the Premier League club’s latest figures from Arsenal Holdings plc show a drop in overall group profit before tax […]

Motherwell 1-3 Hearts: Match Report

1 Oct

Hearts end Fir Park hoodoo to move second Hearts moved second in the Ladbrokes Premiership after a 3-1 victory over Motherwell saw them collect maximum points at Fir Park for the first time in six years. The visitors got the break they […]