Simeone - Falcao in top three

Radamel Falcao: Among the contenders to take the Ballon D'Or

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone believes Radamel Falcao's form has him placed among the best players in the world.

The Colombia international is among the most feared frontmen in world football, with a prolific strike rate in South America, at Porto and now in the Spanish capital...
Appleton responds to rumours

Michael Appleton: Feels settled at Portsmouth at the moment

Portsmouth boss Michael Appleton has played down reports linking him with the vacant managerial posts at Bolton Wanderers and Burnley.

Both Championship clubs are in the market for a new coach, with the Trotters having parted with Owen Coyle on the back of a disappointing start to the...
Reid: Back in contention

Reid: Back in contention

Scunthorpe skipper Paul Reid has targeted a return to action for the first time this season at Swindon next Saturday.

Fellow defender David Mirfin was sent off in the 1-1 home draw with Brentford for two bookable offences at the weekend and will sit out a one-game ban, so Reid is hoping to make a timely comeback after...
Hartlepool boss Cooper resigns

Neale Cooper has left Hartlepool United after a poor second spell in charge

Neale Cooper has resigned as first-team coach of Hartlepool United after an unsuccessful second spell at the club.

The League One club have gone 11 games without a win and dropped to the foot of the table following Tuesday's 2-1 defeat at Bury.Pools have managed just seven...
Green: Free agent

Green: Free agent

Dagenham & Redbridge have parted company with 22-year-old midfielder Danny Green by mutual consent.

Green joined the Daggers in May 2010 from non-league Billericay but has struggled to break into the club's first-team, enjoying loan spells with Braintree, Boreham Wood, Dover and Chelmsford.Green made a total of 22 outings for...
Traore tells of injury relief

Armand Traore: Feared he had suffered a broken leg in meeting with Norwich

Queens Park Rangers defender Armand Traore is delighted to be pushing for a first-team place after fearing his season was over.

The Senegal international took a hefty blow during a 1-1 draw with Norwich City in August, raising concerns that he had suffered a broken leg.There...
Pascoe: No derby distraction

Colin Pascoe: Liverpool focused on Anzhi

Liverpool assistant boss Colin Pascoe insists the players will not be distracted by the upcoming Merseyside derby as they prepare to face Anzhi Makhachkala on Thursday.

The Reds will slip nine points behind Everton in the Premier League if they are beaten by their local rivals at Goodison Park on Sunday, but...
Muamba a frustrated observer

Fabrice Muamba: Still getting to grips with life after football

Former Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba admits he finds it difficult to watch football after being forced into retirement.

The ex-England U21 international suffered a cardiac arrest during an FA Cup tie at Tottenham in March, with his heart stopping for 78 minutes.He has gone on to make...
Jewell content with a point

Ipswich boss Paul Jewell a 1-1 draw was a fair result after Barnsley grabbed a late equaliser at Oakwell.

Town were on course to be the first side to leave Oakwell with all three points after Aaron Cresswell's sixth-minute opener.But Stephen Dawson's volley on 73 earned the hosts a share of the spoils and Jewell had no complaints about the draw.He...


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