West Bromwich Albion boss Steve Clarke is wary of Southampton’s attacking qualities. West Bromwich Albion boss Steve Clarke is wary of Southampton’s attacking qualities.The statistics show they pose a strong attacking threat, boasting the second-best goalscoring record outside the top seven.“When you’ve got players that want to play football you have to play, and Nigel [Adkins] has,” Clarke told the Albion website.“He’s got good footballers in his squad.“You have to play football. It’s admirable that they want to play football and some of the performances this season have been really good.“They are a team that we cannot take lightly because they have good players who can hurt you.”
Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas has warned Jermain Defoe to put team first after his strop against Wigan Athletic. Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas has warned Jermain Defoe to put team first after his strop against Wigan Athletic.Villas-Boas persisted with just one striker on the pitch despite playing in front of a packed White Hart Lane crowd — who booed the decision not to play two strikers.And Villas-Boas said: “The most important thing for the players to realise is that we do things for the benefit of the team.”We understand individual frustrations but we, as a team, are more important. The game wasn’t going well for Defoe. We took him off to improve the team.”
Arsenal legend Tony Adams says the current team isn’t good enough.Adams feels Arsenal’s transfer policy has wrecked the club’s ambitions. Arsenal legend Tony Adams says the current team isn’t good enough.Adams feels Arsenal’s transfer policy has wrecked the club’s ambitions.”It’s about winning, and how do you win? You have the best players, and if you keep selling your best players you’re not going to win.”If you sell your best players you’re not going to challenge for titles. You need to keep your best players and in recent years we’ve let them go a bit easy.”
Javier Garrido is eager to sign permanently for Norwich City.The Spanish fullback is on-loan at Carrow Road from Lazio. Javier Garrido is eager to sign permanently for Norwich City.The Spanish fullback is on-loan at Carrow Road from Lazio.“I would like to stay – I feel so comfortable here. I am a football player and I like to play. I feel good in the town as well and I would like to stay for longer,” he told the Pink ‘Un.
Everton boss David Moyes says their current form is the best since he arrived at Goodison Park. Everton boss David Moyes says their current form is the best since he arrived at Goodison Park.Making a mockery of the claim by Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard that they “play like Stoke”, Everton thrilled visiting fans with some electrifying football for their draw at Fulham.”This is the best we’ve played in my time here,” the Toffees manager said.”I couldn’t say yet if it’s the best team because the side that finished fourth (2004-05) and got into the Champions League were very consistent, resistant and ground out results.”This team has an awful lot of attacking options. We can score and create chances.”I hope we’re still pushing for top four at the end of the season, I don’t know if we will be because of the quality you need to be there.”
AFC Wimbledon and MK Dons are line to face eachother in the FA Cup Second Round. AFC Wimbledon and MK Dons are line to face eachother in the FA Cup Second Round.AFC Wimbledon have climbed the football pyramid up to League Two since they were formed 10 years ago after the original Wimbledon were essentially franchised to the town of Milton Keynes in 2004.Neal Ardley’s men will travel to the League One side should they beat York City in their first round replay after the two sides drew 1-1.While Karl Robinson’s Dons need to overcome Cambridge City in their replay too, if they are to host a club set up in protest at the decision to disband Wimbledon and move them 60 miles north of London.
QPR boss Mark Hughes insists Bobby Zamora is passionate about his job.Zamora has declared he doesn’t like football. QPR boss Mark Hughes insists Bobby Zamora is passionate about his job.Zamora has declared he doesn’t like football.But Hughes says: “I don’t think it’s a huge issue – Bobby’s played at the top level for a long time.”If there was any issue in terms of his application on a daily basis and on a match day he still wouldn’t be a professional football player.“I don’t think his attitude to watching football matches has affected his career.”