West Brom boss Clarke happy "season back on track" | Premiership News | Tribal Football

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A Peter Odemwingie brace saw West Bromwich Albion defeat Southampton 2-0 last night. A Peter Odemwingie brace saw West Bromwich Albion defeat Southampton 2-0 last night.Baggies boss Steve Clarke saw his side win their fifth home game of the season, with their only reverse coming against last season’s title winners.”We spoke before the game about making sure we get our season back on track tonight,” the boss said.”Our performance was perhaps not as good as it has been but we controlled the game and we got the win we wanted.”It’s been a good start and it is not for me to take the credit. The players have been fantastic they have got the reward for that.”We said from the start that our primary objective was to make sure that Albion are playing in the Premier League next season.”

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Fernandes convinced Hughes' QPR are improving | Premiership News | Tribal Football

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QPR chairman Tony Fernandes saw improvements in Mark Hughes’ team for their draw with Reading. QPR chairman Tony Fernandes saw improvements in Mark Hughes’ team for their draw with Reading.Sunday’s draw with Reading will have been seen by most as a missed opportunity for QPR to move within three points of Aston Villa in 17th place.But Fernandes felt that after a shaky start Rangers were the better side, and reckons they are very close to collecting their maiden win.He said: “At one stage, when we looked like we’re going to lose at half-time, I thought we had played awfully. We didn’t look as though we were competing and then in the second half we were quite a different team.”I think our midfield were not used to the kind Reading play and they played us off the park initially, but we came back strongly and I thought we deserved the win. We’re just missing that last minute bit.”

Emanuelson admits AC Milan clearout was difficult | Serie A News | Tribal Football

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AC Milan midfielder Urby Emanuelson has spoken of their massive clearout in the summer.Emanuelson admits the loss of so many veterans took its toll. AC Milan midfielder Urby Emanuelson has spoken of their massive clearout in the summer.Emanuelson admits the loss of so many veterans took its toll.“A lot of legends left us,” he told BBC Sport. “Some players who had played 10 or 15 years at the club – so of course it was difficult.“It was a lot like starting over again. And then when Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva left, obviously that had a huge impact on our team.”

West Brom No1 Foster: Our target is getting to 40 points | Premiership News | Tribal Football

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West Bromwich Albion goalkeeper Ben Foster says getting to 40 points is their only priority.The Baggies defeated Southampton 2-0 last night. West Bromwich Albion goalkeeper Ben Foster says getting to 40 points is their only priority.The Baggies defeated Southampton 2-0 last night.”It’s a bit of a cliche but we are really not getting carried away and we are taking each game as it comes, and we will see where we go,” Foster told Sky Sports 1.”We will get to the 40-point mark as soon as possible we and see what games we have got left.”

AC Milan chief Galliani says El Shaarawy not for sale | Transfers | Tribal Football

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AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani insists Stephan El Shaarawy is not for sale.Manchester City and Manchester United are eyeing the young striker. AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani insists Stephan El Shaarawy is not for sale.Manchester City and Manchester United are eyeing the young striker.“Enough of this talk,” said Galliani. “He has a contract until 2017, and soon he will sign an extension until 2018.“El Shaarawy is an enchanting player.”

Southampton boss Adkins: Defending letting us down | Premiership News | Tribal Football

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Southampton remain rock bottom after their defeat to West Bromwich Albion.Nigel Adkins’ side sit bottom of the table without a win to their name in the 10 matches they have played so far. Southampton remain rock bottom after their defeat to West Bromwich Albion.Nigel Adkins’ side sit bottom of the table without a win to their name in the 10 matches they have played so far.”We have gone and lost the game,” he said. “The first goal Mike Dean (the fourth official) is screaming down the mike that it’s handball (against Peter Odemwingie) four or five times but he didn’t pick it up.”The second half we had a little better of the football than we did in the first half, but the goal we conceded was a poor one.”We knew they were good on the counter we gave the ball away to quickly.”Our desire to defend our goal has to better but unfortunately this season we have conceded far too many goals,” he continued.”Collectively we have to be forward thinking. We work hard on the training ground and we want that stability in the back four and our goalkeeper. We can score goals we have scored goals.”

Villa further boosted by Dunne return | Premiership News | Tribal Football

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After victory at Sunderland, Aston Villa have been further lifted by the return to training of defender Richard Dunne. After victory at Sunderland, Aston Villa have been further lifted by the return to training of defender Richard Dunne.Dunne is back in training after five months out of action with a groin problem.Villa boss Paul Lambert said: “Richard is back in training and it’s his first time since the European Championships really.”Will he be back soon? I’m not sure really because he’s got to get up to speed with training and get some games under his belt.”He’s still a wee bit away.”

Adkins admits confidence crisis hurting Southampton | Premiership News | Tribal Football

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Southampton boss Nigel Adkins concedes a lack of confidence is a growing problem after defeat to West Bromwich Albion. Southampton boss Nigel Adkins concedes a lack of confidence is a growing problem after defeat to West Bromwich Albion.After back to back promotions, the Saints are not used to being on the wrong end of scorelines and Adkins is desperate to get that first victory on the board.”We need a win that’s without question,” he said. “We’ve done it since I’ve been at the football club but its about winning.”I’m standing here a far better manager than when i joined Southampton than I was six years ago.”I’ve got a hunger and a desire. I love being at Southampton. The supporters have been fantastic since i joined the club. I’m positive and it is my responsibility to lead from the front and i have every desire to go and do that.”I can’t control that (his future). It’s a decision from the people at the top have to make.”

De Boer warns Man City: Ajax going for win | Premiership News | Tribal Football

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Ajax coach Frank de Boer says they’ll be going for a win at Champions League opponents Manchester City. Ajax coach Frank de Boer says they’ll be going for a win at Champions League opponents Manchester City.With the home crowd behind them and a must-win attitude necessary, City have been made favourites for the match but De Boer is taking no notice of that.He said: “We want to be in the Champions League after the winter break as well.”All the teams in this group do, and of course they want to have the nine points out of the three coming matches.”We will give it a go to try to get a result here. Some of these teams will lose points and we will know who at the end of the match.”

Man City boss Mancini: Why would I want to leave? | Transfers | Tribal Football

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Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini was irked by questions about talks with AS Monaco. Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini was irked by questions about talks with AS Monaco.Mancini did not deny reports that he spoke to the Ligue 2 club last season and said he was “close to seven or eight teams”.When asked for clarification at a press conference on Monday morning, Mancini said: “I don’t understand why you continue to ask me (about) last year, last month. This is finished. Why? Why, for which reason? Why do you continue to ask me, ‘Last year you had a chance to go’?”I stay here because my work is here. I worked for two years. I built with the chairman and the owner, this team. We won three trophies in two years. For 50 years we didn’t win. Never.”