With the new Premier League season edging ever closer, clubs are stepping up their pre-season preparations ahead of the 2019/20 campaign. With under six weeks until the new season begins on August 10, top flight clubs have returned this week after a seven-week break. For most, it will be an intense couple of weeks of putting in the hard yards, before returning to the pitch. However, with pre-season friendlies in the offing, a host of top flight clubs have announced their fixture schedule in preparation for the new season. You can find a full rundown of all the confirmed pre-season schedules so far below. Arsenal 6 July v Boreham Wood (Meadow Park) 15 July v Colorado Rapids (Dick's Sporting Goods Park, Colorado) 17 July v Bayern Munich (Dignity Health Sports Park, Los Angeles) 20 July v Fiorentina (Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte) 23 July v Real Madrid (FedExField, Washington DC) 24 July v Barnet (The Hive, Barnet) 28 July v Lyon (H) 31 July v … [Read more...] about Every Premier league team’s pre-season schedule
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24 May From the section Championship Share this with Digg Facebook Google LinkedIn Reddit StumbleUpon Twitter Copy this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/48331145 Read more about sharing. Follow live text coverage from 12:00 BST on MondayAston Villa's players can make themselves "icons" with victory over Derby in the Championship play-off final, according to boss Dean Smith.Villa, looking to end a three-year exile from the Premier League, play the Rams for a place in the top flight worth £170m on Monday."It's not a normal game, we know that, you can't hide it," Smith told BBC WM."The players have the chance to take an opportunity forward and become icons at Aston Villa."Villa finished fifth in the table following an incredible run of 10 straight wins in March and April."We've been playing must-win games for the past 15 or 16 games now and Monday will be no different," Smith … [Read more...] about Championship play-off final: Aston Villa v Derby County
Cardiff City are set to attempt the impossible on Sunday. Having seen their hopes of Premier League survival significantly boosted by the 2-0 win over Brighton on Tuesday night, the Bluebirds will now be hoping they can pull off the impossible and pick up something against Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool, who are desperate for points themselves as they continue their bid for a first league title in nearly 30 years. It promises to be quite an occasion. Here's everything you need to know about the game. What time is kick-off? The match at the Cardiff City Stadium kicks off at 4pm on Sunday, April 21. Is it on TV? Yes. The match will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Premier League, Sky Sports Main Event, and Sky Sports Ultra HD. Alternatively, you can follow all the action from on our live blog, which will be on our Cardiff City page from around 1pm. What is the latest team news? Harry Arter is still out after picking up a calf injury inb the defeat to Burnley in bizarre circumstances. … [Read more...] about What time is Cardiff City v Liverpool and is it on TV?
It has come to the point when Stoke City fans have suggested offering the opposition a drop ball rather take a penalty. It's quicker and less painful. Bojan has extended an incredible list today when his spot kick at Blackburn Rovers was saved in first-half stoppage time. But whether they have forced the keepers into work or not, it means just THREE of Stoke's last TWELVE penalties have been converted, or two of the last 10 in the league. At least today Stoke have finally scored - ending a run of 390 minutes without a goal at either end and making sure they do not equal the English football record of five successive 0-0 draws. Martin Spinks reports from Ewood Park: "Stoke deservedly ahead at the break but they will be kicking themselves after that penalty miss. "Bojan fired low to the keeper’s right and he saved it. So that’s now 10 misses out the last 13 taken in the league!" Stoke's penalty taking record since 2016/17 0/1 April 6, 2019: Bojan v Blackburn Rovers - SAVED … [Read more...] about Stoke’s recent penalty record in full as Bojan’s is saved at Blackburn Rovers
Graham Potter and Pep Guardiola both faced the media today ahead of Swansea City's FA Cup quarter-final clash with Man City at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday evening. The Swans will hope to claim what would be a major upset against the Citizens who remain on course to secure a historic quadruple having already won the Carabao Cup as well as being in strong positions in the FA Cup, Premier League and the Champions League. As for Swansea, they go into the match on the back of consecutive away defeats to the promotion-chasing duo of Norwich City and West Brom. Potter still has doubts over Oli McBurnie's fitness following the striker's recent illness, and also gave updates on Cameron Carter-Vickers and Kyle Naughton. Meanwhile, Pep Guardiola has his own concerns ahead of the trip to the Liberty Stadium, with John Stones, Vincent Kompany and Kevin De Bruyne all set to miss out. You can catch up with updates from both press conferences right here. Read More Swansea City news … [Read more...] about Everything Potter and Guardiola said ahead of FA Cup clash