Fiorentina coach Montella "flattered" by AC Milan rumours | Transfers | Tribal Football

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Fiorentina coach Vincenzo Montella has heaped pressure on AC Milan counterpart Max Allegri after yesterday’s victory.Montella also admitted at being flattered by talk of interest from Milan. Fiorentina coach Vincenzo Montella has heaped pressure on AC Milan counterpart Max Allegri after yesterday’s victory.Montella also admitted at being flattered by talk of interest from Milan.“I would be a liar if I said I wasn’t flattered by his compliments. Professionally it is something to be proud of.”

Rodgers: Liverpool fans buying into what we're trying to do | Premiership News | Tribal Football

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Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is confident fans can see how they’re progressing after their 1-1 draw at Chelsea. Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is confident fans can see how they’re progressing after their 1-1 draw at Chelsea.Rodgers has urged fans to be patient with what he is trying to achieve at Anfield.”The supporters are very educated. It can’t be easy for them. Most of us in the room know the great history of the club, but we can’t keep looking in the rear view mirror and looking back. We have to go forward.”If you’re not going to have a massive investment that will make it happen very quickly, you’ve got to develop it. That’s where we’re at.”The supporters, I’m sure, see that. They are being very lenient with myself and the team so far, and I’m sure they’ll be frustrated at times, but you can see from today and every other game we’ve had, the support has been absolutely incredible.”Like always, I thank them for that.”

QPR boss Hughes confident keeping Arsenal target Taarabt | Transfers | Tribal Football

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QPR boss Mark Hughes is confident keeping hold of Adel Taarabt.His form has led to suggestions Arsenal may move for the player, but Hughes insists Taarabt is happy at the Rs. QPR boss Mark Hughes is confident keeping hold of Adel Taarabt.His form has led to suggestions Arsenal may move for the player, but Hughes insists Taarabt is happy at the Rs.”It wouldn’t surprise me if clubs were looking at him but I know for a fact that he is very happy here and he sees his future here,” Hughes said.”This is the best place for him because we support him, we give him the best chance to be successful, and he understands that.”

Liverpool fullback Enrique hails "amazing" Suarez after Chelsea goal | Premiership News | Tribal Football

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Jose Enrique hailed Liverpool goal scorer Luis Suarez after their 1-1 draw at Chelsea.Enrique paid tribute to Suarez after the No.7 headed his 11th of the season so far. Jose Enrique hailed Liverpool goal scorer Luis Suarez after their 1-1 draw at Chelsea.Enrique paid tribute to Suarez after the No.7 headed his 11th of the season so far.He told liverpoolfc.com: “Suarez is an amazing player. He is really clever and the key player for us.”We played well, it’s a difficult stadium [to come to], but we deserved a point.”We were good defensively and the chances they had were from our mistakes. It (5-3-2) is another system for us to play and the manager decides which one we will use.”

West Ham boss Allardyce beaming after victory at Newcastle | Premiership News | Tribal Football

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West Ham United boss Sam Allardyce was beaming after victory at Newcastle United. West Ham United boss Sam Allardyce was beaming after victory at Newcastle United.The win saw the promoted Hammers climb into sixth place in the Barclays Premier League table, to the delight of Allardyce, whose time as manager at St James’ ended unceremoniously.He said: “It’s a fantastic start to the season for us now, 11 games, 18 points.”Anybody who looks at what we have done, we had some reasonably good fixtures at the start of the season – every game is difficult in the Premier League, but they were more winnable than some of the fixtures we have perhaps got now.”But in saying that, in our last three games, we lost to Wigan away, which I didn’t expect, we drew with Manchester City and now we have beaten Newcastle.”The big boys are coming up and we are still getting points, and that’s the pleasing thing for me because confidence grows and grows and grows, as you could see today.”It was a very professional performance by the players and nobody was overawed coming here.”

Liverpool comeback ace Carragher: I'll always be ready for call | Premiership News | Tribal Football

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Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher admits he could feel the pace of the Premier League in his comeback for the draw at Chelsea. Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher admits he could feel the pace of the Premier League in his comeback for the draw at Chelsea.The veteran centre-back has figured mainly in cup games so far this term and though he admits the league is a level up in quality, he’s happy to help out when called upon.Carragher told liverpoolfc.com: “The Premier League is a step up. The Carling Cup and Europa League games are high pace, but the intensity of the Premier League [is different]. Chelsea is also a difficult place to come.”But whether I play or not, I’ll always be ready for the lads and the manager if he wants to put me in for certain games. Like every player you want to play, but it’s down to the manager – he’s the boss.”I understand this stage of my career now. There are always going to be new players coming in. We’re a top club that lots of players want to play for. We’ve got lots of internationals here and I understand what stage of my career I’m at.”I’d never cause a problem here, I’m just delighted to be involved. If the manager needs me, I’ll be ready.”

Allardyce full of praise for West Ham matchwinner Nolan | Premiership News | Tribal Football

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West Ham United boss Sam Allardyce hailed matchwinner Kevin Nolan after victory at Newcastle United. West Ham United boss Sam Allardyce hailed matchwinner Kevin Nolan after victory at Newcastle United.The 30-year-old scored the only goal of the game at St James’ Park as the Magpies turned in another below-par display and succumbed all too tamely.Allardyce said: “Of course it’s our captain, who is our leading goalscorer, who has got us the three points.”His instincts in the box are there for all to see. It’s five goals he has got in 11 games now in the Premier League – it should be six because he had one chalked off this week (against Manchester City) that he shouldn’t have done – and for a midfield player to be totalling up that sort of goal tally is fantastic from our point of view.”That being the winner today is obviously satisfying for us all.”

Carragher says Liverpool good value for Chelsea point | Premiership News | Tribal Football

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Liverpool veteran Jamie Carragher feels they deserved their 1-1 draw at Chelsea. Liverpool veteran Jamie Carragher feels they deserved their 1-1 draw at Chelsea.Luis Suarez’s late header secured a share of the spoils for the Reds and cancelled out John Terry’s opener in a hard-fought contest in London.Carragher reflected to liverpoolfc.com: “In the first half, Chelsea were on top but in the second half we came out and it’s great credit to the lads [we got a point].”It’s a tough place to come, they’re flying high, but I think we probably deserved a point in the end because of the way we battled away in the second half.”

Chelsea boss Di Matteo denies Lampard on way to China | Transfers | Tribal Football

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Chelsea boss Roberto di Matteo insists Frank Lampard is not for sale.Di Matteo was asked about Lampard after their 1-1 draw with Liverpool. Chelsea boss Roberto di Matteo insists Frank Lampard is not for sale.Di Matteo was asked about Lampard after their 1-1 draw with Liverpool.Di Matteo insisted he had no intention of allowing Lampard to leave in January amid reports the midfielder was set to quit for Chinese side Guizhou.

Man City coach Platt admits missing Balotelli was fully fit | Transfers | Tribal Football

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Manchester City coach David Platt admits Mario Balotelli was fully fit for yesterday’s victory over Tottenham. Manchester City coach David Platt admits Mario Balotelli was fully fit for yesterday’s victory over Tottenham.Platt shrugged off talk of Balotelli’s absence, beyond confirming the fiery Italian had simply been left out and was not suffering from any kind of injury.The Italian has been linked with a return to Inter Milan this past weekend.