Joey Barton revealed the key criteria in his recruitment policy and squad as Fleetwood boss is simple: have the right attitude or get out of Town. Barton made keeper Paul Jones his 10th signing of the summer and says one of the biggest lessons he has learned during his career as a footballer is that it is important to have harmony in the building. Now as he hangs up his boots and prepares for his first league game as a manager when Town host AFC Wimbledon in League One on Saturday, the ex-Burnley man says he has met all of his new signings and assessed if they will be the right fit. One of those new boys – Rangers loan man Jason Holt – will miss the opener due to suspension while striker Chris Long and midfielder James Wallace are both injury doubts. Speaking about recruitment Barton says it is simple. He said: “Everybody that has come into the club has contributed positively to what we are trying to do. “We spoke before we came in about recruiting good players … [Read more...] about Fleetwood Town boss Joey Barton compares teaching a dog not to poo on a carpet to eradicating bad behviour in football
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0 Have your say A bid to insert a rule which would require pitches in the Ladbrokes Premiership not exceed a certain length has been rejected. • READ MORE: Craig Levein: So if we cut grass short, then we’ll go to finals? UnbelievableThe idea came on the back of the fallout from Celtic’s 3-1 win over Hearts at Tynecastle Park in May when Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers complained about the length of the pitch, labelling it “embarrassing”.After the match he said: “I thought the win was outstanding but I’m a little bit embarrassed because of the pitch. You talk about standards and this is a great club, Hearts, a really passionate club. “This is about the product of Scottish football – not just about Celtic. I’m talking about youngsters and gifted players in their team who can’t dribble or pass it because of the grass. If that’s what you want to do then fine but – it’s not football. Of … [Read more...] about SPFL reject rule regulate length of pitches in Ladbrokes Premiership
Former Plymouth Argyle winger Jason Banton has said that his time at the club was the best of his career to date. The 25-year-old had two spells with the Pilgrims and will face them on Tuesday night as Derek Adams' men travel to play his newest club Torquay United in a pre-season friendly. Banton's first spell, which commenced in January 2013, was on loan from Crystal Palace and it proved to be hugely successful. He netted six goals in 14 games for the side, including a brace in his second spell for the club. A loan spell at MK Dons at the start of the 2013/14 season followed but Banton was back with the Pilgrims, this time on a permanent basis, in January 2014. That spell wasn't quite as productive as the loan but he was part of the John Sheridan side that went on to reach the play-offs in 2014/15. Looking back at his time with Argyle, Banton said: "Sheridan assembled a team and the one thing I noticed is that teams that tend to do well, especially in the lower leagues, are the teams … [Read more...] about Argyle spell was my best time in football, says Torquay’s Banton
PUBLISHED: 10:00 29 June 2018 | UPDATED: 10:27 29 June 2018 James Morris Young footballers celebrate the improved facilities at Whittington Park in Upper Holloway. Picture: Islington Council Archant Islington Council has refurbished football pitches in three of its parks. The town hall has invested £350,000 to improve the pitches in Paradise Park, Holloway; Whittington Park, Upper Holloway; and Rosemary Gardens at the south-east border with Hackney. The money came from Section 106 agreements with property companies. The measure is meant to offset the negative impact of nearby housing developments. Islington health leader Cllr Janet Burgess said: “These fantastic resurfaced pitches in our parks are a great place to have fun, and to help our residents stay fit and healthy.” Whittington Park, the home of women’s football in Islington, also has new goals and line markings. More women’s teams are being invited to join the successful Islington … [Read more...] about Football pitches in Paradise Park, Whittington Park and Rosemary Gardens get £350k investment
THERE have been many new things at the World Cup including debuts for Iceland and Panama. But the most debated introduction has been the VAR system, causing controversy in almost every match in Russia. The South Korean VAR goal that knocks Germany out of the World Cup What does VAR stand for? The latest technological advance in football stands for Video Assistant Referee. It involves a professional referee watching the game through television monitors at another location with various camera angles at his disposal. The official will have an assistant with them and they both must wear their full kit while on duty at the World Cup. They can relay information to the on-pitch referee at any point of the match, but they must be called upon before they can review an incident. para-dona Maradona 'binged on wine' before he collapsed as this pic sparks cocaine claims standing tall World Cup Group F live table and standings for final round of matches DON'T MENTION THE SCORE! German flops in … [Read more...] about What does VAR stand for, what decisions does it make in football and how has it been used in the World Cup 2018?