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Tuesday, March 13, 2012


Thomas Vermaelen scored his fourth Premier League goal as Arsenal registered their tenth home victory following the match against Newcastle.

Aston Villa
Aston Villa have signed a pre-contract agreement with Brett Holman which will see the AZ Alkmaar midfielder move to England in the summer.

Coach Steve Kean remains optimistic regarding Blackburn's chances of convincing Junior Hoilett to pen a new long-term contract with the club.

Bolton's Sam Ricketts is backing the introduction of goal-line technology for the next Premier League season as the game is getting quicker.

French star Nicolas Anelka remains confident that his former Chelsea team-mate Didier Drogba will join him in China at the end of the season.

Everton manager David Moyes wants to win the Merseyside derby but insists that bringing trophies to Goodison Park is what he really craves.

It was claimed that Manchester Utd are considering Fulham's Moussa Dembele as a cheaper alternative to either Luca Modric and Wesley Sneijder.

Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish believes beating Everton in the Merseyside derby would give his players a huge lift for the end-of-season run-in.

Manchester City
Micah Richards says Manchester City need to rediscover their scoring touch if they are to win the title - and hopes Carlos Tevez returns soon.

Manchester United
Manchester United starlet Daniel Pogba has shunned the chance to move to Juventus after he has reportdly signed a new deal at Old Trafford.

Newcastle United
Thomas Vermaelen scored his fourth Premier League goal to condemned Newcastle to their sixth away defeat following the match against Arsenal.

Norwich City
Norwich City goalkeeper John Ruddy is focused on Premier League survival after admitting that it was a below-par performance against Wigan.

Queens Park Rangers
Djibril Cisse says struggling QPR can avoid relegation despite their difficult run-in and has promised fans that they will fight to the end.

Stoke City
Stoke defender Andy Wilkinson is confident he will be shake off his ankle injury for their FA Cup quarter-final with Liverpool at Anfield.

Martin O'Neill claims Nicklas Bendtner has matured during his time at Sunderland, with his performances backing up his supreme self-confidence.

Swansea City
Swansea goalkeeper Michel Vorm has revealed his satisfaction at his side's progress this season following their defeat of Manchester City.

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has admitted he would like to sign Eden Hazard, but fears competition from Manchester City and Manchester United.

West Brom
West Brom's Jonas Olsson admits he 'should know better' after his rash challenge on Man Utd's Javier Hernandez earned him a second booking.

Wigan Athletic
Roberto Martinez believes Wigan have what it takes to escape the drop zone despite having to face 5 of the top 7 clubs in their remaining ties.

Wolves striker Kevin Doyle understands the fans' frustration after their latest defeat but insists there is still belief in the Molineux camp.

La Liga

Athletic Bilbao
Athletic Bilbao coach Marcelo Bielsa has lamented his side's defeat to Osasuna, after admitting that they could not play their usual game.

Atletico Madrid
Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone was pleased that his team managed to defeat Granada without playing well because it shows the character.

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola has revealed that he would like to avoid AC Milan in the draw for the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

Espanyol defender Javi Lopez believes the morale boost gained from their big win over Rayo will stand in good stead for the upcoming matches.


Granada coach Abel Resino declared that he is happy with his players' performance and insisted they deserved more from the defeat to Atletico.

Levante defender Gustavo Cabral lamented their defeat to rivals Malaga as his side had several chances to level the score in the second half.

Malaga striker Salomon Rondon has underlined the club's optimism after declaring that the entire team are determined to qualify for Europe.

Osasuna coach Jose Luis Mendilibar was pleased with the win over Athletic Bilbao and has highlighted their thorough preparation for the match.

Racing Santander
Racing coach Alvaro Cervera blasted his team for playing so badly against Barcelona, but believes the problem is not rooted in their attitude.

Rayo Vallecano
Rayo Vallecano coach Jose Ramon Sandoval has conceded that Espanyol were the superior side and wants his players to start again from scratch.

Real Betis
Real Betis president Miguel Guillen has stressed that it is pointless for the club to protest because refereeing decisions cannot be reversed.

Real Madrid
Real Madrid's Brazilian midfielder Kaka has claimed that he learned a lot more from Jose Mourinho compared to other coaches he has played for.

Real Mallorca
Mallorca coach Joaquin Caparros was pleased to secure a point against Valencia after his team put on an improved performance after the break.

Real Sociedad
Sociedad are in 4th place in the Fairplay chart with 66 penalty points after accumulating 56 yellow cards and 5 red cards so far this season.

Real Zaragoza
Zaragoza are in 10th place in the Fairplay chart with 85 penalty points after collecting 77 yellow cards and 4 red card so far this season.

It was revealed that Sevilla winger Jesus Navas is set to miss their match against Barcelona after sustaining an ankle sprain against Gijon.

Sporting Gijon
Sporting Gijon midfielder Miguel de las Cuevas is set to miss their match against direct rivals Granada as his injury is worse than expected.

Speaking after the draw with Mallorca, Valencia coach Unai Emery conceded his team have repeated the mistakes they made against PSV Eindhoven.

Serie A

AC Milan
AC Milan boss Massimiliano Allegri admits that England will be his first choice and then Spain, when he does eventually leave the Rossoneri.

AS Roma
Genoa are being linked with a move for Roma-owned Marco Borriello, who has struggle to make an impact while on loan at Juventus this season.

Atalanta coach Stefano Colantuono accepted the point gained from the visit of Parma and underlined that he was not happy about the referee.

Stefano Pioli has acknowledged that Gaston Ramirez is destined to join a bigger club, but hopes to have him at Bologna for as long as possible.

As expected, Cagliari have now officially recalled Massimo Ficcadenti after sacking Davide Ballardini, who was brought in only last November.

Catania coach Vincenzo Montella has admitted that his team were lacking in pace, but proved that they can win with determination and hunger.

Cesena assistant manager Massimiliano Canzi believes his team did well against Siena, but the penalty decision changed the flow of the match.

Chievo are in third place in the Fairplay chart with 58 penaly points after accumulating 56 yellow cards and a single red card this season.

It was reported that Fiorentina's leading scorer Stevan Jovetic is unlikely to recover in time for their clash against Juventus this weekend.

Genoa are being linked with a move for Roma-owned Marco Borriello, who has struggle to make an impact while on loan at Juventus this season.

Inter Milan
Dejan Stankovic has made it clear the Marseille clash is the biggest game of the season for Inter and that his side are confident progressing.

Sir Alex Ferguson has cast doubts over reports that Paul Pogba will move to Juventus after insisting the he could sign a new deal at Man Utd.

Manager Edy Reja concedes third place finish for Lazio would be 'a miracle' as his side are crippled with injuries, suspensions and fatigue.

Serse Cosmi has conceded Lecce failed to do what he asked in the defeat to Milan and warned that they must quickly get out of the danger zone.

Napoli assistant coach Nicolo Frustalupi has warned his players that Chelsea's recent managerial change could be a boost for the English team.

Novara boss Attilio Tesser has admitted that his side are no longer looking at the table because they are in a really difficult situation.

Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini revealed that he wants to quickly secure the 40 points so that the team can experiment with their youths.

Parma coach Roberto Donadoni was pleased to draw with Atalanta after admitting that his players were tired after the last two intense games.

Bad news for Siena coach Giuseppe Sannino as striker Emanuele Calaio will be sidelined for the rest of the season with a fractured fibula.

Udinese manager Francesco Guidolin has argued that his side's Europa League commitments may have been a key factor in their defeat to Novara.