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Tuesday, February 7, 2012


Wolves have confirmed Emmanuel Frimpong will miss the rest of the season after the Arsenal-owned player damaged his anterior cruciate ligament.

Aston Villa
Villa boss Alex McLeish has played down reports of a touchline row with Stephen Ireland, insisting he substituted the player because of injury.

Steve Kean wants Chris Samba's situation to be resolved as soon as possible, after admitting that Blackburn felt his absence against Arsenal.

Sam Ricketts admits the pressure is on, but is hoping returning injured victims and new signings will help drag Bolton out of the drop zone.

Keeper Petr Cech rued Chelsea's inability to hold onto their three-goal lead against Manchester United and refused to criticised the referee.

Everton defender Leighton Baines is delighted to be playing with Steven Pienaar again and thinks he is the best player he has ever worked with.

Fulham new boy Pavel Pogrebnyak, who is waiting for his work permit, insists he is not afraid of the challenge of adapting to the Premiership.

Liverpool players failed to score for the third time in five games to register their eighth home draw following the match against Tottenham.

Manchester City
Man City's Joe Hart is flattered to be mentioned as a possible candidate for the England captaincy, but is not expecting to step into the role.

Manchester United
Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly told his family that he wished to return to Manchester Utd after becoming disillusioned with life at Real Madrid.

Newcastle United
Newcastle have confirmed that striker Leon Best faces up to six weeks on the sidelines after suffering medial ligament damage against Villa.

Norwich City
Anthony Pilkington insists Norwich's only aim this season remains Premier League survival despite rising to ninth after their win over Bolton.

Queens Park Rangers
Lee Cook is poised to leave Queens Park Rangers once the loan window re-opens with League One outfit Leyton Orient his likely destination.

Stoke City
Stoke defender Jonathan Woodgate is confident that Robert Huth will have his red card rescinded and says he should never have been sent off.

Michael Turner believes that Sunderland's defensive performance against Stoke City was evidence of the strides taken forward by the back four.

Swansea City
Gylfi Sigurdsson is refusing to waste energy thinking about his future, but admits he would welcome the opportunity to remain with Swansea.

Tottenham failed to score only for the second time in the Premier League to register their third away draw following the match at Liverpool.

West Brom
West Brom's Paul Scharner has been warned he could face FA action if he shows off his Baggies T-shirt again in Sunday's derby with Wolves.

Wigan Athletic
Midfielder James McCarthy has urged Wigan Athletic to banish the fear from their squad which stopped them claiming a victory against Everton.

Wolves have confirmed Emmanuel Frimpong will miss the rest of the season after the on-loan midfielder damaged his anterior cruciate ligament.

La Liga

Athletic Bilbao
Athletic Bilbao striker Oscar de Marcos does not hide the fact that he is excited and nervous at the possibility of playing in the Copa final.

Atletico Madrid
Diego Simeone has urged his Atletico Madrid team to keep improving after a solid defensive performance earned them a point against Valencia.

Midfielder Javier Mascherano has declared that Barcelona will be back in contention for the Liga title as soon as Real Madrid drop points.

Philippe Coutinho was happy with his debut for Espanyol over the weekend and also stressed that the most important thing was the good result.

Getafe are at the bottom of the Fairplay chart with 86 penalty points after accumulating 78 yellow cards and 4 red cards so far this season.


Levante striker Arouna Kone believes it is better to face Real Madrid now rather than play them in a 'final' match at the end of the season.


Osasuna manager Jose Luis Mendilibar said Sporting Gijon took their foot of the gas in the second half to allow his team to level the game.

Racing Santander
Racing are in 13th place in the Fairplay chart with 67 penalty points after accumulating 61 yellow cards and 3 red cards so far this season.

Rayo Vallecano
Rayo Vallecano coach Jose Ramon Sandoval was pleased with the victory over Real Zaragoza, which was a reward for his team's good performance.

Real Betis
Real Betis striker Alejandro Rozuelo's contract has been automatically extended for 2 more seasons until 2015 following the match at Mallorca.

Real Madrid
Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly told his family that he wished to return to Manchester Utd after becoming disillusioned with life at Real Madrid.

Real Mallorca
Real Mallorca are in 17th place in the Faiplay chart with 81 penalty points after accumulating 71 yellow cards and 5 red cards this season.

Real Sociedad
Real Sociedad are in fourth place in the Fairplay chart with 49 penalty points after accumulating 41 yellow cards and 4 red cards this season.

Real Zaragoza
Real Zaragoza coach Manolo Jimenez admits his team are in a very complicated situation and regrets that they did not win after getting ahead.

Sevilla have announced that they have made the decision to dismiss head coach Marcelino, following the team's relatively poor 2011-12 campaign.

Sporting Gijon
Inaki Tejada has said he is coach of Sporting Gijon until the club say otherwise and that he does not plan for anything but the next match.

Valencia head coach Unai Emery has declared that the third position in the Liga table is not safe following the draw against Atletico Madrid.

Villarreal coach Jose Francisco Molina has reminded his team that there is still work to be done, following their first away from home win.

Serie A

AC Milan
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been suspended for three games for slapping Salvatore Aronica – so he will miss Milan's big clash against Juventus.

AS Roma
Midfielder Daniele De Rossi said he took his time to sign a new contract with AS Roma because he wants the club to be fighting for the title.

Atalanta manager Stefano Colantuono said going down to 10 men made things complicated against Palermo, but has urged his side to calm down.

Bologna coach Stefano Pioli believes the draw against Lecce was the right result and has urged his players to continue their positive streak.

Cagliari coach Davide Ballardini was satisfied to take a point from Novara even though he believes his players should have scored in the game.

Francesco Lodi is the leading scorer for Catania with 5 goals after making 39 attempts in his 20 appearences for the Rosssazzuri this season.

Adrian Mutu is the leading scorer for Cesena with 6 goals after makin 60 attempts in his 20 appearences for the Seahorses so far this season.

Chievo head coach Domenico Di Carlo said his team were punished by one incident in a difficult match against a team that were better rested.

It was claimed that Milan have agreed personal terms with Fiorentina midfielder Riccardo Montolivo, who will reportedly sign a four-year deal.

Genoa coach Pasquale Marino believes his side deserved the win over Lazio and said Rodrivo Palacio proves with each game that he is a champion.

Inter Milan
Bayern could be the summer destination of Inter defender Cristian Chivu as the Bundesliga giants are looking to replace Daniel Van Buyten.

Siena goalkeeper Gianluca Pegolo has highlighted Juventus' problems in attack by labelling defender Chiellini as their biggest scoring threat.

CSKA Moscow midfielder Keisuke Honda has admitted that he was hoping for a switch to Lazio right up until the January transfer window closed.

Lecce head coach Serse Cosmi has admitted that the red card made the difference in the final minutes as his side should have beaten Bologna.

Napoli coach Walter Mazzarri rued his side inability to finish off their chances against Milan and has blamed it on their tight schedules.

Novara head coach Emiliano Mondonico was satisfied to draw with Cagliari and has refused to complain about the referee of the cold weather.

Veteran Palermo striker Fabrizio Miccoli has revealed that being able to train regularly again has helped him to recover his form this season.

Parma coach Roberto Donadoni has declared that it was a deserved victory over Chievo and praised his players for taking the right attitude.

Siena goalkeeper Gianluca Pegolo has highlighted Juventus' problems in attack by labelling defender Chiellini as their biggest scoring threat.

Udinese coach Francesco Guidolin complained about the windy weather but refused to talk about the penalties that lead their Fiorentina defeat.