Port Vale goal keeper Scott Brown has praised his team’s brilliance following their 1-0 victory over Bury FC.
In their previous league game, the Valiants had been humiliated 6-2 by Lincoln. Therefore, a victory against one of the best sides in the league was very much welcome.
While Port Vale had responded well to the 6-2 mauling in the hands of Lincoln by winning Middlesbrough by a scoreline of 2-0, beating Oldham 1-0, and playing a goalless draw against Stevenage, the Valiants were yet to forget about the 6-2 defeat.
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Germany and France enter into the UEFA Nations League as among the favourites to win the title. The two teams will be stepping onto the field for the first time since the 2018 World Cup in Brazil. It was a tournament that had a different outcome is for Germany and France. Despite being the holders of the competition, Germany were thrown out at the group stages while France went on to lift the title for the first time since the 1998 edition. Despite the humiliating exit, Germany have understood the need for patients with manager Joachim Loew, who has been able to get Germany to immense successes in the last five years.
Even though the two teams went through a different World Cup campaigns, the upcoming matches slated to be closely contested. Germany will be out to prove their strength while France have the potential to be relaxed after ending their long wait for success. Manager Didier Deschamps, though, has a number of key issues that affects his team coming into the match. Hugo Lloris is a major miss for France while Germany will also be missing players like Sami Khedira. Leroy Sane, though, is back for the national team and he has the potential to make a difference with his blistering pace and skill.
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Premier League side Crystal Palace has finally published its 2016/17 accounts. They were the only top flight side yet to carry out their mandatory duties with the Companies House. The club was mandated to pay a fine for failure to publish their accounts before the March 31 deadline.
The Company CPFC 2010 Ltd was also issued a notice from the Registrar of Companies that they could be struck off and the company dissolved if they do not meet their obligations in time unless cause was shown. Latest reports have it that the compulsory strike off warning has been discontinued after the club finally filed the accounts for the 2016/17 season.
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Everton player Leighton Baines is set to miss Friday’s clash with Crystal Palace, according to reports. Everton are poised to host Crystal Palace at Goodison Park on September 30th in a much awaited clash. Baines was missing in the 1-0 loss to Bournemouth on Saturday. The loss – the first this term – was a wake-up call to the Toffees, ensuring they drop from second place in the Premier League.
Baines was expected back before the meeting with Alan Pardew’s men, but revelations show he would sit the game out. Bryan Oviedo was the replacement in the left-back position, and is likely the one coach Ronald Koeman would play on Friday. Continue reading “BAINES TO MISS CRYSTAL PALACE GAME”
Crystal Palace had to play against the Premier League table toppers Chelsea on October 18 at the Selhurst Park which is the home turf of Palace. The match was intense as 2 players received red cards and a late goal from Fraizer Campbell turned the last few minutes of the match into a dramatic finale.
Oscar and Cesc Fabregas gave Chelsea the lead in the first half with the former Barcelona player scoring his first goal with the jersey of Chelsea and Loic Remy made his first league start for Chelsea as he replaced Diego Costa who was suffering from a hamstring injury.
The match started to get heated up in the final stages of the first half when Azpilicueta received a straight red card after tackling Mile Jedinak and forced Chelsea to play with 10 men on the pitch but only 3 minutes later and a player from Crystal Palace also received a red card as the Irish defender Damien Delaney was sent off of the pitch with a 2nd yellow card after challenging Willian.
The goals from Oscar and Fabregas kept the game in favor of Chelsea as they weren’t in need of attacking too much and risking their defensive side on conceding any unnecessary goals. Fraizer Campbell did manage to score a goal at the 90th minute but that was all that the home team managed to do.
When the match reached its end and Chelsea claimed the victory, the manager of Crystal Palace critiqued the decisions of the referee as Neil Warnock believes that the players of Chelsea influenced in the red card that was shown to Damien Delaney and if it hadn’t been for the red card, Crystal Palace could have managed to claim the triumph.
Neil Warnock said: “The one thing I’ve not missed when I’ve been doing media work is refereeing performances like that. I thought he was influenced today. He had four Chelsea players around him. You cannot take anything away from our lot because we played some good stuff. We could have scored two or three in the first 40 minutes and that would have been a different game’’
Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish has claimed that the club’s new manager Neil Warnock is a safe pair of hands and that the club can look forward to staying in the Premier league under his regime. Warnock was appointed as the Crystal Palace manager for the second time in his career. He will be taking over from Tony Pulis, who left the job just a few days before the start of the new season. The 65-year-old previously managed the club for a period of three years between 2007 and 2010 before joining QPR.
Warnock has previously managed clubs in the Premier League, but he has so far been unable to keep them in the division. This will be a chance to prove his doubters wrong, as Crystal Palace are once again expected to be in the midst of relegation trouble. Pulis did a great job to get the club player of relegation trouble and almost in top four qualification form last season. The good work done by him during pre-season will go a long way towards helping Warnock settle immediately to the club. After back-to-back defeats in the opening two matches, Crystal Palace go to St James’s Park in order to take on Newcastle United.
Their next few matches look winnable with the likes of Leicester City and Burnley as their opponents.
“It’s not so much about being relieved, it’s about being happy that we’ve found the right person. I’ve known Neil since the club went into administration. He’s someone who’s always been helpful to me and offered advice and I think he’s a safe pair of hands for us right now. He’s got unfinished business in the Premier League. As we all know he went down with 38 points, which would have kept you up last year, and in unfortunate circumstances with Sheffield (United in 2007),” said Parish.