Joe Dunne praised his side for their continued efforts ahead of tomorrow’s game against Exeter City in League Two. The U’s will play their fourth match in 10 days against the Grecians, after a positive result against Northampton Town at the weekend. And while their injury problems have been well documented, Dunne said that the his side have shown that they can dig deep after securing a point late on against the Cobblers. The head coach admitted, however, that the fixture congestion has slightly hampered his ability to work on things on the training ground as key players start to return. “As a staff, a medical department and a sports science department we’ve had to work hard to try and pick up results and that’s why results like Saturday and the previous week (are pleasing). “I know the disappointment of the cup and the disappointment of Port Vale and so on, but we’ve really had to dig in and show some grit and we’re getting there. … [Read more...] about Cambridge United need to be ‘100% on it’ against Exeter City
Philip Buckingham's opinion - City must pass character test to prevent crisis onset At the risk of stating the obvious, this is not how Nigel Adkins envisaged Hull City starting the Championship season. One point from a possible nine is an unflattering return but it was the nature of the latest setback that sounded alarm bells within a fortnight of this campaign commencing. The Tigers were listless in a 1-0 defeat to Blackburn Rovers last time out, lacking any notion of vibrancy and organisation. There had been promising spells against Aston Villa and Sheffield Wednesday but the third league fixture of the season left only cause for concern. Adkins’ subsequent reaction only heightened the gloom. A head coach famous for his optimism was forlorn and downbeat, even drawing doubt over his long-term future at the KCOM Stadium once he and his players had been jeered off the pitch. Saturday was the type of performance – and result – that demands a reaction from City when … [Read more...] about Rotherham vs Hull City preview: Score prediction & team line-ups
Leon Legge's performance in Port Vale's 1-0 win at home to Crawley was recognised by 4,000 Valiants in the ground and the sponsors who made him man of the match for his efforts. But the 33 year old has also been recognised by the EFL who have put him in their team of the weekend. That XI is selected not just from League Two, but from League One and the Championship as well. So, not a bad effort for Legge who was making his first league start for the Valiants after his summer move from Cambridge United. Vale boss Neil Aspin brought in Legge to dominate in the air and help organise the defence, so was pleased to see him do just that as the Valiants survived long spells of pressure to come away with a clean sheet. Legge hadn't been at his best in pre-season so missed out on a place when the real action began. But he looks certain to keep his place for tomorrow night's League Two game against Carlisle. The experienced centre half was one of Vale's better players in the 4-0 home defeat to … [Read more...] about Leon Legge: “The fighter in me wanted to claim Port Vale spot back”
Rangers defender set for St Mirren switch as Tottenham eye key Celtic star: Old Firm transfer rumours BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Rangers and Celtic could see players leaving the club, according to the latest transfer rumours. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sport/football/scottish/rangers-defender-set-for-st-mirren-switch-as-tottenham-eye-key-celtic-star-old-firm-transfer-rumours-37233000.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article37233005.ece/53f64/AUTOCROP/h342/pjimage%2014.jpg Email Rangers and Celtic could see players leaving the club, according to the latest transfer rumours. First up is Northern Ireland international Lee Hodson, closing in on a move away from Rangers. Hodson started just five league matches last season and after Gerrard's summer moves for full-backs Jon Flanagan and Borna Barisic, Hodson is heading on a season-long loan to newly promoted St Mirren in search of regular football. The 26-year-old is said to have been told that he can leave the … [Read more...] about Rangers defender set for St Mirren switch as Tottenham eye key Celtic star: Old Firm transfer rumours
Mourinho moans, Arsenal defence disappears, and City score for fun. Some things never change, but the wind did change in North London as Harry Kane finally scored in August. Relief for all. Host Thom Gibbs is joined once again by Mina Rzouki, Matt Law, and JJ Bull to discuss this and all the other big talking points from the Premier League this weekend. This week we discuss the astonishing defending by Manchester United, the development of AFC Telegraph favourite Matteo Guendouzi, as well as ask whether the podcasters have been enjoying the much heralded Manchester City documentary, All or Nothing. Plus we get onto how to build a stadium, sensible defensive recruitment, and very some rude St Mirren supporters. iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id1266640345 Android - http://totalfootball.telegraph.co.uk/feed/ (link must be pasted into a podcast app) Online - https://totalfootball.telegraph.co.uk/ … [Read more...] about Telegraph Audio Football Club podcast: Is Jose Mourinho out of his depth this season?