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West Brom hope to sign Jordan Ayew, Matthew Etherington has come clean on his gambling addition, while Mark Noble wants an England call-up.

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Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas has warned Arsenal the strength of their title challenge will be determined by their results against their direct rivals after claiming they've had an easy run of games so far this season.

Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish will speak to Neil Warnock and Steve Coppell about who should be the club's next manager - but says there is no chance of either of them taking the job.

Rob Green has revealed he wants to commit his long-term future to Queens Park Rangers.

Chelsea are optimistic that Ashley Cole is winning his battle to recover from a rib injury in time to face title rivals Manchester City on Sunday.

West Ham midfielder Mark Noble believes he can force himself into Roy Hodgson's World Cup squad for Brazil.


Manchester United say they are planning to repeat their 'Singing Section' in more games this season after hailing the response to it in the Sociedad game.

Manchester City's Yaya Toure has warned that clubs should no longer escape with just fines if their supporters are guilty of racist chanting, amid allegations he was abused during Wednesday's Champions League win at CSKA Moscow.


Everton boss Roberto Martinez has told Romelu Lukaku to carry on attacking amid concerns the young Belgian could suffer burnout.

Former Liverpool striker Ian Rush is backing Daniel Sturridge to break the 30-goal mark for the Reds this season.


Newcastle boss Alan Pardew insists he's not afraid to thrust Paul Dummett into their clash at the Stadium of Light this weekend - and wants a captain's performance from Cheick Tiote.

Gus Poyet says he needs to pick Sunderland's best team for the Wear-Tyne derby, not necessarily his best individuals.THE JOURNAL

Alan Pardew is ready to go on the attack at the Stadium of Light on Sunday - and keep faith with Hatem Ben Arfa in an attacking role.

Sunderland midfielder Ki Sung-Yueng is ready to provide the midfield balance that can tip Sunday's Wear-Tyne derby in the Black Cats' favour.


Gabby Agbonlahor says the whole Aston Villa squad was handed a massive boost when he did a U-turn on his transfer request.

Olly Lee admits he'll always look back on his full debut for Birmingham with mixed emotions.

West Brom boss Steve Clarke has hailed the improving defensive qualities of Billy Jones.


West Brom are hoping Morgan Amalfitano can help persuade Marseille midfielder Jordan Ayew to join Albion in January - and snub a move to Stoke and Everton. The 22-year-old Ghanian played with the Albion loanee at Marseille last season.

Footballers are taking out pay-day loans to help fund gambling addictions - as Stoke winger Matthew Etherington admitted going to loan sharks to feed his habit.

Jamie O'Hara is back in training with Wolves' first-team squad.

Sir Alex Ferguson has aimed a swipe at Wolves over the management of his son Darren - and admitted wife Cathy never forgave him for the sale.


Tony Pulis is in the frame for the Crystal Palace vacancy following Ian Holloway's departure on Wednesday.

Matthew Etherington has revealed for the first time that Stoke City did help him pay off his gambling debts soon after he moved to the Potteries from West Ham.

Jon Walters says new-look Stoke City must make the most of life on the road while they work on rectifying their stuttering home form.


West Ham striker Carlton Cole is looking to be named in Sam Allaryce's starting XI after returning to the club.

Jan Vertonghen has likened Tottenham's strength in depth to the highly-rated Belgium squad - and he believes the quality at White Hart Lane means Spurs can challenge in every competition.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed that he will wait until later in the season to see if he believes he is the man to take the Gunners forward.


Fernando Torres insists Chelsea's squad have improved their work ethic under Jose Mourinho and are now able to finish strongly in matches.

Barry Hayles believes wins over Stoke and Crystal Palace have bought Martin Jol time in the Fulham hotseat.


Michael Laudrup is backing his patched-up defence to do the job for Swansea City during an injury crisis.


Former Fulham midfielder Sean Davis admits he is from from shocked to see Southampton pushing for the Champions League places this season.


Steve Harper is set for a run of games for Hull after the club was hit by the news that ever-present goalkeeper Allan McGregor has been ruled out until December with a thigh injury.


Leeds legend Peter Lorimer has hailed the club's decision to play with wing-backs - and believes the formation suits Sam Byram down to the ground.


Kalifa Cisse played 90 minutes in last night's Under-21 Premier League Cup tie as he looks to earn a contract with Derby County.

Derby striker Jamie Ward says the Rams are a match for any team in the Championship on their day.


Nottingham Forest are ready to take out their Bournemouth frustration on Yeovil this weekend, says skipper Chris Cohen.


Striker Jamie Vardy says he does not mind who scores as long as Leicester City get promotion at the end of the season

David Nugent insists he was right to take on the role of Leicester City's penalty taker in chief.


Blackburn Rovers midfielder Corry Evans will not rush back from the injury that will rule him out for the rest of the year.

Former Burnley boss Steve Cotterill says Saturday's top-of-the-table showdown with Queens Park Rangers is "too close to call".

Blackburn Rovers striker DJ Campbell has a chance of starting against his former club Blackpool on Saturday.


Young Wanderers defender Cian Bolger has joined League One side Colchester United on a month-long loan.

Bolton's Academy goalkeeper Harry Campbell, 17, could be promoted to the Wanderers bench on Saturday, after Jay Lynch joined Adam Bogdan on the sidelines.


Dan Gosling thinks he's the man to add goals to Blackpool's midfield.

Blackpool have handed a trial to Aston Villa midfielder Daniel Johnson.


Middlesbrough chairman Steve Gibson is confident that only top bosses will want to lead the Boro revival.


Nigel Clough revealed he feels "very proud" to become Sheffield United manager.

Milan Mandaric doubts whether the Chinese consortium linked with Sheffield Wednesday will be capable of doing a takeover deal.

Jack Butland believes that playing for Barnsley is a great way of furthering his international career.


Doncaster Rovers are fully behind the concept of Financial Fair Play (FFP) and won't be affected by the new legislation, insists chief executive Gavin Baldwin.


Steve Coppell believes Nigel Adkins is the right man to lead Reading back into the Premier League.


Brighton defender Adam El-Abd has been praised for his "perfect" attitude by head coach Oscar Garcia.


Richard Hughes is confident Cherries can maintain their impressive goalscoring run and believes Eddie Howe's men are reaping the rewards for an enterprising approach.


Joe Ledley has hit back at the touchline snipers who reckoned Celtic's Champions League campaign was dead in the water.

Regi Blinker reckons Celtic can go double Dutch when they play Ajax again in the Champions League in a fortnight.

Stevie Smith has dismissed talk that Rangers will win every game they play in during the campaign.


Paul Murray has called for Rangers fans to throw their weight behind him and tycoon Jim McColl as they step up their bid to seize control of the Ibrox club.

Kilmarnock fans have formed a working group to examine options for community ownership of the Ayrshire club.

Celtic manager Neil Lennon has expressed his opinion that the club have a "good case" as they attempt to have Scott Brown's Champions League ban reduced from three games to at least two.

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think that puts all doubts over Benteke's quality to bed. Can he do it after receiving the ball to feet, in the box, totally unmarked, on a warm, sunny afternoon in Swindon? Oh yes he can! This year is definitely Liverpool's year. YNWA.

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ll very well selling all midfield and strikers but unless we bring anyone in that is better than what we had then it will be a terrible transfer window in my view. Sorted out the defense but our midfield and striker options look very light.

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ove it when Jose accuses others of being defensive, cynical and playing to win. If I was Wenger, I'd get that quote laminated and framed - surely the biggest compliment he's ever received from Mourinho. You've got him riled Arsene - you're relevant again!

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