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Tuesday, September 13, 2011


Aaron Ramsey has been ruled out of Arsenal's UEFA Champions League clash at Borussia Dortmund, after suffering an ankle problem in training.

Aston Villa
Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish has confirmed several changes to his backroom staff with Kevin MacDonald handed a first team coaching role.

Steve Kean insists he is not interested in speculation over his Blackburn future and believes Rovers will finish in the top half of the table.

Bolton striker Kevin Davies has apologised to Tom Cleverley and does not believe there is any ill-feeling from the Manchester Utd's youngster.

Boss Andre Villas-Boas has denied claims he has inherited a Chelsea squad psychologically damaged by their previous Champions League failures.

Tim Cahill has reiterated his belief that selling Mikel Arteta to Arsenal was a good move for Everton, as the club's survival must come first.

Stephen Kelly says new Fulham team-mate Bryan Ruiz had a 'baptism of fire' against Blackburn but has backed him to flourish at Craven Cottage.

Damien Comolli insists Liverpool did not want to sell Raul Meireles but had no choice after he submitted a transfer request and asked to leave.

Manchester City
Roberto Mancini has hailed David Silva as one of the best players in the world - and is grateful that Spain's loss is Manchester City's gain.

Manchester United
Sir Alex Ferguson will turn to the more experienced members of his Manchester United squad when their Champions League campaign gets under way.

Newcastle United
Newcastle Utd manager Alan Pardew was content with a point against QPR, but is hoping to see more from his forwards as the season progresses.

Norwich City
Norwich City head coach Paul Lambert has urged his players to cut the mistakes out of their game as they continue their hunt for a first win.

Queens Park Rangers
Joey Barton took a lot of positives out of QPR's performance, despite failing to capitalise on their dominance in the draw with Newcastle Utd.

Stoke City
Stoke City midfielder Dean Whitehead believes new signings Peter Crouch and Wilson Palacios have already made a positive impact at the club.

Sunderland are vehemently denying newspaper reports that club owner Ellis Short is seriously considering the position of manager Steve Bruce.

Swansea City
Swansea City midfielder Kemy Agustien has picked up a hamstring injury that could be set to keep him on the sidelines for the next six weeks.

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp said Udinese made a GBP13 million bid for Giovani dos Santos this summer, but the player wanted to go to Sevilla.

West Brom
West Brom manager Roy Hodgson is confident there is more to come from strike pairing Peter Odemwingie and Shane Long after a promising start.

Wigan Athletic
Wigan Athletic boss Roberto Martinez views the Carling Cup as an exciting challenge for his Latics players and hopes to go as far as they can.

Wolverhampton midfielder Karl Henry has thrown down the gauntlet to QPR's Joey Barton as they again prepare to go head-to-head at Molineux.

La Liga

Athletic Bilbao
Athletic Bilbao midfielder Ander Herrera could face two months on the sidelines after it was confirmed that he has a torn right knee meniscus.

Atletico Madrid
Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Thibaud Coutois is concerned about their slow start to the season, as he predicts a difficult time against Celtic.

Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta does not fear Dutch international Mark van Bommel and insisted he has no problem with the AC Milan player.

Espanyol coach Mauricio Pochettino is sweating on Juan Albin's fitness, because there is a slim chance the striker could be out for two months.

Getafe coach Luis Garcia said he could not understand the fourth official's decision to send him off as he insisted he did not say anything.


Levante manager Juan Ignacio Martinez said the game against Racing Santander was well balanced and conceded that the draw was a fair result.


Jose Luis Mendilibar believes Osasuna did many things well in the win over Sporting, but regrets the excessive suffering in the final minutes.

Racing Santander
Racing Santander coach Hector Cuper said even though their defence have improved, he is still worried about facing Atletico and Real Madrid.

Rayo Vallecano
Rayo coach Jose Ramon Sandoval was pleased with the work done and the good feeling emitted by his team, but not the result against Zaragoza.

Real Betis
Real Betis president Miguel Guillen is happy with their current position in the league, but reminded his team to keep their feet on the ground.

Real Madrid
Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has refused to rule out a move to the Russian Premier League, but it would not happen in the near future.

Real Mallorca
Real Mallorca boss Michael Laudrup lamented his side's inability to find the goal despite having four or five clear chances against Real Betis.

Real Sociedad
Inigo Martinez said Real Sociedad showed no fear after the break against Barca and should be happy to draw against the best team in the world.

Real Zaragoza
Real Zaragoza coach Javier Aguirre was pleased with the point collected against Rayo Vallecano, as he addmited that it could have been worst.

Sevilla president Jose Maria del Nido has underlined that season is a long distance race, following critiscm of their draw against Villarreal.

Sporting Gijon
Sporting coach Manolo Preciado was critical of his players' display against Osasuna and warned of the struggles ahead if they do not improve.

Valencia coach Unai Emery has set the bar high ahead of the clash against Genk, after admitting he dreams of lifting the Champions League cup.

Villarreal goalkeeper Diego Lopez is looking forward to take on Bayern Munich and wants to prove that his side can stand up to European greats.

Serie A

AC Milan
Milan insist there is no panic in the camp after star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic was ruled out of the Barcelona showdown with a muscle problem.

AS Roma
Daniele De Rossi has underlined his belief in new AS Roma manager Luis Enrique and urged fans to support their long-term project at the club.

Atalanta midfielder Ezequiel Schelotto admits that his team started the match against Genoa a little timid before playing their real football.

Bologna president Albano Guaraldi denied he was disappointed after the defeat to Fiorentina and believes that they were just a bit unlucky.

Cagliari boss Massimo Ficcadenti insisted that it was no casual victory over Roma as his players achieved it by doing some important things.

Vincenzo Montella admitted Catania are not quite finalised yet, while the physical condition and the heat affected the result against Siena.

Cesena defender Yohan Benalouane has been handed a one-match suspension after he was sent-off in the 55th minute in the match against Napoli.

Chievo defender Gennaro Sardo has been handed a one-match suspension, after he was sent-off in the 72nd minute in the match against Novara.

Alberto Gilardino hopes to meet with the Fiorentina president to discuss a contract extension, after his expected move to Genoa fell through.

New Genoa midfielder Valter Birsa has been handed a one-match suspension, after he was sent-off at the death in the match against Atalanta.

Inter Milan
Inter captain Javier Zanetti has defended the 3-4-3 system of boss Gian Piero Gasperini and insisted the team are doing all they can to adapt.

Juventus left-back Paolo De Ceglie has been handed a one-match suspension after he was dismissed late in the Old Lady's victory over Parma.

Lazio coach Edy Reja admits his players ran out of steam after an hour against Milan but was pleased with their technical and tactical display.

Lecce goalkeeper Julio Sergio admitted the second minute goal by Dusan Basta made things very difficult for his side in the defeat to Udinese.

Napoli coach Walter Mazzarri is ignoring the fact that he has never beaten a side bossed by Roberto Mancini ahead of their clash with Man City.

Novara President Carlo Accornero has declared his Coach Attilio Tesser is his club's version of Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

Palermo ace Abel Hernandez insists that he had no idea that he was wanted by AS Roma during the summer, as he was busy with the Copa America.

Parma coach Franco Colomba is hoping that his players have learned their lesson, as he admits they failed to maintain pressure on Juventus.

Siena defender Cristiano Del Grosso was happy with the goalless draw versus Catania and believes the result will give new momentum to his team.

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp said Udinese made a GBP13 million bid for Giovani dos Santos this summer, but the player wanted to go to Sevilla.