Aston Villa

22 May 19
The Irish Sun
IRELAND boss Mick McCarthy admits he would prefer his players were at the top of the Championship than the bottom of the Premier League. Just nine of the 23 called up to the Portuguese training camp played in the Prem this season. David McGoldrick and Enda Stevens earned promotion to the Premier League this season with Sheffield United That figure should go up next term as Sheffield United stars David McGoldrick, Enda Stevens and John Egan won promotion. And either Aston Villa — who have Glenn Whelan, Conor Hourihane and Scott Hogan in their ranks — or Richard Keogh-captained Derby will go up via the play-offs. But McCarthy — who believes the Blades will do just fine in the top tier — admits he would rather his ­internationals were playing with ­confidence at a lower level than ­losing higher up. He said: “Wouldn’t it be nice if everybody is playing as high as they possibly can? ‘GETTING BATTERED EVERY WEEK’ “But it doesn’t really concern me — because I think when you’re ­playing at the top of the ­Championship and playing really well, I think you’re good footballers and you’re competitive. “Actually, I’d sooner have them playing at the top of the Championship and playing well than being at the bottom of the Premier League and getting battered every week. “Not that I think that Sheffield United will, because I think they’ll cope with it, the way they play. “But wherever they come from, I don’t crave anything else. “Just wherever they come from, we bring them in and try to be as good as we can.” The Ireland gaffer also confirmed he will not just cap new recruit Luca Connell to avoid England swooping. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ SPORT” posts_category=”0″ posts_number=”12″ query_type=”popular” /] The Liverpool-born midfielder has played for Ireland underage teams but can still qualify for the Three Lions Manager McCarthy said: “I’m not going to stick him on the pitch for a minute just to cap him, no. Unless he rips it up here and we all go ‘Wow!’ Who knows? “It’s up to him, it’s up to him if he wants to play. I’m not getting into that old routine again. If he’s interested, then we will see what he wants to do.”
22 May 19
The Irish Sun
A FORMER Irish international has branded the move to bring in an ex-League of Ireland player as interim chief of the FAI “a tough sell”. Gareth Farrelly also stated the association’s “rhetoric will not appease” disgruntled Irish footie fans. Noel Mooney, Head of National Association Development, UEFA Last week, Uefa’s Head of National Association Business Development, Noel Mooney, was appointed as general manager for football services and partnerships for the FAI. Mooney, who was previously a League of Ireland footballer, was handed the reigns, allowing interim CEO Rea Walshe to revert to her role as chief operating officer. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN NEWS” posts_category=”2″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] Mooney is expected to return to his UEFA post in November. But, Farrelly, who togged out in the Premier League for Everton, Bolton and Aston Villa has been left unimpressed with the move. The ex-Irish midfielder, who won six caps, said: “The current FAI scandal is a tough sell for Irish football, only institutional change will alter this window dressing and rhetoric will not appease, and until the multiple investigations are completed and published transparently, can’t move forward despite any noise to the contrary.”
22 May 19
News Archives Uk

Gayle force Newcastle United has reportedly named its prize for the Championship Goal Machine Dwight Gayle, Alex Dicken writes. Gayle spent the season on loan at West Bromwich Albion, where he scored 24 goals in 40 games as the Baggies narrowly missed promotion to the Premier League. Unless Albion returns to the top, he can […]

22 May 19
News Archives Uk

The proposed bumper payment was agreed during Tony Xia's takeover of the club after relegation from the Premier League in May 2016. Xia initially paid £ 76.2 million for Villa, though the deal included a clause that brought Lerner £ 30 million in addition if carried within three seasons. The play-off final on Monday is […]

22 May 19
Archy Worldys

03:33 ص Wednesday 22 May 2019 Agiri Unlocked from the national team's list, in preparation for the nations of Africa scheduled for next month, they opened fire on Mexican coach Javier Aguirre. Kharba responded to Javier Aguirre's decision to exclude him from the list of Pharaohs in preparation for the African Cup of Nations, especially […]

22 May 19
TODAY NEWS

CHRISTIAN ERIKSEN’S skills as a 13-year-old are still being used to…

22 May 19
News Archives Uk

The clubs of the championship take a look at the summer transfer window to strengthen their clubs for the busy season. The domestic window has already opened, and some clubs take the advantage that transactions are handled quickly over the line. The action is expected to intensify in June when FIFA opens the international window. […]

22 May 19
TODAY NEWS

ORGANISERS paid tribute to Vikki Orvice by naming the London Marathon…

22 May 19
News Archives Uk

arsenal and former Czech keeper Petr Cech, 37, will return to the Czech Republic Chelsea this summer in a new sporting director role. (Sky Sports) The Gunners want to sign Dynamo Dresden and Germany's U21 goalkeeper Markus Schubert (20) on a free transfer this summer to replace Cech. (Image) Manchester United are close to closing […]

22 May 19
Arcynewsy

03:33 ص Wednesday 22 May 2019 Aguirre Unlocked from the national list, in preparation for the African nations scheduled for next month, they opened fire on Mexican coach Javier Aguirre. Kharba responded to Javier Aguirre's decision to exclude him from the list of pharaohs in preparation for the Africa Cup, especially after he performed well […]

22 May 19
Blogging The Baggies

Just over a week ago a bad word couldn’t be said about West Bromwich Albion. A battling performance and an electric atmosphere left every single Baggies fan beaming with pride despite losing out to rivals Aston Villa for a place at Wembley. But fast forward a week and black clouds seem to surround the club […]

21 May 19
The Fiction Chronicler

Birmingham, Penny Stiles’ house, Sunday 2 May 2038 Penny has gotten five calls for interviews in the last two weeks.  The end of the campaign in the Premiere League was two weeks away and she’s got calls from four of the league’s teams.  Despite the season only ending in a month, she also got calls […]

21 May 19
The Scottish Sun
LIVERPOOL and Bournemouth have been checking out Leeds’ whizkid Leif Davis. The highly-rated left-back, 19, made an earlier breakthrough than expected this season due to the Whites’ injury problems at the back. Leeds left-back Leif Davis has been linked with moves to Liverpool and Bournemouth in the summer The Geordie only joined Leeds from Morecambe last summer as part of their development squad but ended up making five appearances. He featured in four Championship games for the Yorkshire outfit – with his side winning each of the games he played in. Marcelo Bielsa is a big fan and would be keen to develop him further at Elland Road next term should the Argentine stay at the club. But Liverpool, who are likely to release Alberto Moreno, are looking for back-up to established star Andy Robertson and are monitoring Davis’ progress. Bournemouth are also keeping tabs on the £4million-rated starlet and have a track record of signing exciting young British talent from the lower divisions. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN FOOTBALL” posts_category=”3″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] They did just that with the £13m signing of versatile defender Lloyd Kelly from Bristol City over the weekend. Davis – who made his professional debut against Aston Villa in December – is tied down with Leeds until 2021. The defender hasn’t played since February after a knee injury cut short his season. [bc_video video_id=”6036090969001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Inside Liverpool and Spurs’ dressing rooms for the Champions League final at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid”]
21 May 19
The Irish Sun
LIVERPOOL and Bournemouth have been checking out Leeds’ whizkid Leif Davis. The highly-rated left-back, 19, made an earlier breakthrough than expected this season due to the Whites’ injury problems at the back. Leeds left-back Leif Davis has been linked with moves to Liverpool and Bournemouth in the summer The Geordie only joined Leeds from Morecambe last summer as part of their development squad but ended up making five appearances. He featured in four Championship games for the Yorkshire outfit – with his side winning each of the games he played in. Marcelo Bielsa is a big fan and would be keen to develop him further at Elland Road next term should the Argentine stay at the club. But Liverpool, who are likely to release Alberto Moreno, are looking for back-up to established star Andy Robertson and are monitoring Davis’ progress. Bournemouth are also keeping tabs on the £4million-rated starlet and have a track record of signing exciting young British talent from the lower divisions. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN FOOTBALL” posts_category=”10″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] They did just that with the £13m signing of versatile defender Lloyd Kelly from Bristol City over the weekend. Davis – who made his professional debut against Aston Villa in December – is tied down with Leeds until 2021. The defender hasn’t played since February after a knee injury cut short his season. [bc_video video_id=”6036090969001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Inside Liverpool and Spurs’ dressing rooms for the Champions League final at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid”]
21 May 19
The Sun
LIVERPOOL and Bournemouth have been checking out Leeds’ whizkid Leif Davis. The highly-rated left-back, 19, made an earlier breakthrough than expected this season due to the Whites’ injury problems at the back. Leeds left-back Leif Davis has been linked with moves to Liverpool and Bournemouth in the summer The Geordie only joined Leeds from Morecambe last summer as part of their development squad but ended up making five appearances. He featured in four Championship games for the Yorkshire outfit – with his side winning each of the games he played in. Marcelo Bielsa is a big fan and would be keen to develop him further at Elland Road next term should the Argentine stay at the club. But Liverpool, who are likely to release Alberto Moreno, are looking for back-up to established star Andy Robertson and are monitoring Davis’ progress. Bournemouth are also keeping tabs on the £4million-rated starlet and have a track record of signing exciting young British talent from the lower divisions. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN FOOTBALL” posts_category=”339″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] They did just that with the £13m signing of versatile defender Lloyd Kelly from Bristol City over the weekend. Davis – who made his professional debut against Aston Villa in December – is tied down with Leeds until 2021. The defender hasn’t played since February after a knee injury cut short his season. [bc_video video_id=”6036090969001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Inside Liverpool and Spurs’ dressing rooms for the Champions League final at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid”]