Friday, December 26, 2014

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After surrendering a two-goal lead in the 3-2 loss to fellow relegation strugglers QPR, the defender is only focussed on winning points ahead of the visit of Manchester City

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The £25 million summer signing had to wait for his debut after suffering an injury during pre-season, and once fit he initially struggled to replicate his Southampton form

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The Gunners lie sixth with 27 points - their worst return in the Premier League after 17 games - but the manager has insisted any shortcoming are simply down to injuries

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The Liverpool boss says his recent change in approach is to make his team more aggressive, but hinted that the Italian does not suit that style and could be kept on the bench

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The Chelsea manager hit out at the Hammers' "19th-century" football after a goalless draw at Stamford Bridge in January, but now regrets his comments and has hailed Sam Allardyce

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The Red Devils are 10 points behind leaders Chelsea going into the Boxing Day fixtures but the Dutchman is still aiming to usurp them and claim the Premier League title

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The Belgian was dropped for the trip to take on Manchester United at Old Trafford but the Reds boss insists his No.1's loss of form has not shaken his confidence in him

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With Sergio Aguero, Edin Dzeko and Stevan Jovetic still nursing injuries, James Milner could be deployed as an auxiliary striker while Alan Irvine is only missing Jonas Olsson

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Louis van Gaal wants his side to make their stadium even more of a fortress than it already is after exempting his players from having to train on Christmas morning

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The 23-year-old was substituted late on against Stoke City on Monday but claims to be fit for the fixture at Stamford Bridge, although Oscar could be recalled to the starting side

Thursday, December 25, 2014

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On December 25, 1914, soldiers from across the trenches on the Western Front laid down their arms to share a game and extend human compassion discouraged by their superiors

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Some of Europe's major competitions have gone on a winter break, but the Premier League is about to go into overdrive while the FA Cup kicks into gear in 2015

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The former Tottenham manager takes his QPR side to the Emirates Stadium on Boxing Day and cannot understand why the Gunners boss is on the receiving end of criticism.

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The Serbian says the squad are aiming to win the Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup and League Cup this term and sees no reason why that success can't be achieved

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Brendan Rodgers has struggled to replicate last season's form after the Uruguayan's sale to Barcelona and the England man's injury troubles, lying 10th heading into the new year

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The Argentine scored his first Premier League goal in his last appearance, and the Spurs boss has been encouraged by the 21-year-old's progress in recent weeks

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The Manchester United squad have been allowed to spend December 25 with their families, which is a rarity among England-based footballers, and feels is will serve the players well

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The Brazil international midfielder has fallen sharply out of favour at White Hart Lane in 2014 and the reigning champions of his homeland are monitoring his situation

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The 72-year-old says that his tactic of standing on the touchline and gesturing towards his watch was a ploy in order to influence the referee and his side's opponents