Tottenham coach Mauricio Pochettino vented his frustration after accusing the media of 'manipulating' his answers in a heated press conference on Friday. For a second successive window, Spurs failed to add to their squad as top four rivals Chelsea and Arsenal both brought in reinforcements. It follows a disappointing run of results in the domestic cups, with Tottenham losing on penalties to Chelsea in the EFL Cup semi-final before crashing out to Crystal Palace in the FA Cup fourth round. Ahead of Saturday's lunchtime kick-off against Newcastle, Pochettino was unhappy at the assertion made by a member of the media that he was not willing to add to his squad after the January transfer window deadline passed. "I want to be clear with you and everyone," he said. "If you twist my answer, like many, many times, and manipulate my answer like you sometimes do... and make me look like 'Oh I am so happy!', that I do not want to sign [players] or add more quality and not win the Carabao Cup or … [Read more...] about Pochettino fumes at media after failing to add to Spurs squad
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Sport by Press Association 01/02/2019, 1:04 pm Updated: 01/02/2019, 1:06 pm Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter The quiet January transfer window may have reflected the stability of most Premier League clubs but Deloitte’s sport business group still expects to see marquee signings in future windows. Thursday’s deadline ended a month in which Premier League clubs spent an estimated £180million on new signings – almost a third of which came with Chelsea’s early move for Borussia Dortmund winger Christian Pulisic. That was significantly down on 2018’s January record of £430m as television revenue growth and manager turnover have both slowed relative to recent years – though spending for the full season was around £1.4billion with a record £905m net spend. Deloitte’s Tim Bridge told Press Association Sport: “Those clubs around the top of the Premier League feel a bit more settled, we … [Read more...] about Quiet January transfer window reflects stability in Premier League
You probably haven't been able to ignore a 10-year challenge on social media over the past few days and weeks. You might have even done one yourself. The thinking is that people tweet, Facebook or Instagram pictures of themselves now next to snaps dating back a decade. For what exact purpose no one knows. Now it's Stoke City's turn. A lot has changed in 10 years at the bet365 Stadium, which was just the one-corned Britannia Stadium back then, as Stoke were fighting to establish themselves back in the top flight after a dramatic promotion season. A promising autumn, when Tony Pulis's side went on a run of four wins in seven games - including earning the scalps of Tottenham and Arsenal - was followed by a hard winter. A run of 11 matches without a win even featured a League Cup home defeat to Derby. But Pulis struck gold twice in a crucial January transfer window, bringing in Matthew Etherington and James Beattie from West Ham and Sheffield United respecitively. Both would combine to … [Read more...] about The Stoke City 10-year challenge: where are Tony Pulis’s 2009 squad now?
Welcome to the Evening Standard’s LIVE blog dedicated to the latest transfer news and rumours. Transfer news, rumours and today’s football gossip | January 15, 2019 Chelsea will demand more than £100m if Eden Hazard tells the club he wants to join Real Madrid, according to the Telegraph. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has moved into pole position to become Manchester United's next permanent boss, reports The Sun. David de Gea wants to commit his long-term future to Manchester United but is awaiting a suitable offer, according to The Mail. Jonjo Shelvey has been told he is staying at Newcastle amid interest from West Ham, reports The Mirror. Meanwhile, Alvaro Morata is in talks with Atletico Madrid ahead of a move back to Spain, according to The Sun. Marca in Spain say the striker is willing to take a pay cut to join Atleti. We’ll bring you today's football gossip and the latest from Arsenal, Man Utd, Chelsea, Liverpool, Tottenham, West … [Read more...] about January transfer window news and rumours
THERE are some pylon pointers for Partick Thistle’s players should Gary Caldwell’s pre-match instructions not be clear enough once they cross that white line. JUST SCORE. JUST WIN. Those messages are written in striking capital letters on floodlight towers in each corner of Firhill. Football is a simple game but if only it were that easy. As despairing Jags fans trooped out of the ground on Saturday after Morton clinched a late 2-1 win, they cursed a dismal calendar year which has seen the club crash out of the Premiership and become embroiled in a battle to avoid League One. While the city’s two tribes went to war on the south side of the River Clyde, the great Glasgow alternative continued to endure their very own winter of discontent. Seven wins from 35 league games in 2018 tells its own story. The fans were thanked for their support and later wished a happy new year over the PA system but the isolated chuckling was of the ‘if you didn’t laugh, … [Read more...] about Road Trip: Just win, just score, just stay up.. but will Partick get message?