Press Conferences

English Premier League

Demba Ba Deserves More Starts As Chelsea Striker Instead of as Rarely-Used Super Sub

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Jose Mourinho has spent a lot of time trying to keep up appearances in his press conferences. Throughout the season, he has put together these mind games in order to (according to most) deflect pressure from his team: Things like calling Arsene Wenger a specialist in failure, downplaying his team's title hopes, and in general, discussing other teams.

Stop The Clocks: Spurs, Harry Redknapp, The Media & The Fans

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Candles may have been lit, and there may even have been hushed talk of a silent vigil outside of White Hart Lane. Meanwhile, on social media platforms such as Twitter men grown men - threw around comments which indicated that many of them had jumped straight to the second stage of the Kübler-Ross Model five stages of grief anger having scarcely had the opportunity to feel the transient and illusory feeling of denial.

Bet’s be ‘avin you: Football betting tips for the Premier League final day

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The final Premier League games of the season this weekend, which means two things: 1. The title race, battle for survival and Champions League qualification will be sorted out 2. All we have to look forward to is Euro2012, which will consist of criticising Roy Hodgson's squad selection, tactics, team selection, substitutions, press conferences and [.

Pep: This was not Barca’s year

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Saturday's El Clasico defeat to Real Madrid put Barcelona on the verge of losing their domestic crown and after watching Chelsea also knock them off their Champions League throne last night, manager Pep Guardiola feels that luck evaded the Catalans this season.

Guardiola, typically known for showing humility in his post-match press conferences, lost his cool earlier this week as the Spanish media sought explanation for his usage of youngster Cristian Tello during such a decisive stretch of matches.

QPR Report Friday: The Tremendous Growth of QPR on Social Media...The New QPR Official Supporters Club (OSC) "Team"...Previews and Flashbacks

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AVB was finally "furious" with the team!

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At last we hear that AVB has an angry side with his players aswell as the media!. Up till now we have only seen his angered response to some lines of questioning during pre or post match press conferences when speaking to the media or the written press. It seems as though he let the players see the exact same side after defeat to United on Sunday.

SAF And AVB Talk About Sunday’s match-up – Video

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Here are some highlights from the press conferences on Friday of Sir Alex Ferguson and Andre Villas-Boas ahead of the massive game on Sunday at Stamford Bridge:

Sir Alex Ferguson on Cleverly return, squad and more

AVB On Chelsea Team news v Manchester United

AVB's biggest test as Chelsea Manager so far.

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AVB hasn't exactly had it easy since he has come to Chelsea has he?. He came into the club as a breath of fresh air speaking of motivation, fine tuning the team and with his technical staff getting the best out of everyone.

Chelsea sit fourth just ahead of the likes of Newcastle, Liverpool and Arsenal and a whopping 12 points behind United and Man City and more importantly seven points and four goals behind Spurs.

Redknapp Makes Shocking Court Revelation

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As you probably know, Tottenham coach Harry Redknapp is currently been investigated for tax evasion offenses committed over 3 years ago and things got interesting yesterday when in tape recordings presented to the court, Redknapp said that he could not have fiddled his tax returns because he is illetrate.


Video: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger’s press conference meltdown

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Arsene Wenger followed Saturday's FA Cup defeat to Blackburn with one of the grumpiest press conferences of his 16-year tenure at Arsenal. The Gunners boss was visibly angry during the pre-match press conference ahead of tonight's Champions League clash with Bayern Munich. He took exception to just about any line of questioning the assembled journalists [.

Deadline-day damp squib: Is it chins up or bags out?

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During moments of escalated distress in football, writers often find it helpful to take some distance from the kvetch-fest and start on their scrolls after some time has passed. Stretching both the words ‘football' and ‘writer' to their very limits, I'm writing this the morning after a twitter-fuelled air raid was made in the club's direction; when even the most balanced and supportive fan's radar went off-kilter; when Arsenal's London locals and global diaspora were worryingly, and maybe justifiably, united in their condemnation.

Five Arsenal myths revisited

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Arsene Wenger is principled:

"We do not want to sell our players - so all the players who have contracts will stay here unless we decide otherwise. We want to keep our best players. We have answered that in nearly 80% of our press conferences and at some stage it has to stop, because the past has shown that this question is useless.

Manchester City

Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho pours water over translator in press conference

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Jose Mourinho's press conferences are often hilarious, but it's usually more to do with his dry wit than slapstick humour. After last night's 1-1 draw with Manchester City it was very much the latter. The Special One first performed an excellent mime of a man who can't find something (perhaps a bin for his water [.

Chelsea-Player & Tactical Revolutions Collide, Igniting Civil War

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Remember five years ago when Chelsea post EPL game press conferences revolved around Jose Mourinho complaining that Joe Cole dribbled too much? The Blues would have just ground out a 1-0 win over a lower level team, conceded zero shots on frame, and edged possession by 55% to 45%. Still, we held our breath and waited for Mou to furl his eyebrow and toss subtle barbs at Joe Cole's selfish decision to dribble at a defender.

Manchester United

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson gatecrashes Andy Murray’s US Open press conference

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Sir Alex Ferguson is famously very picky about who can and can't attend his press conferences, so it was a tad hypocritical of him to turn up unannounced at tennis star Andy Murray's post-match presser following his US Open semi-final victory. In a veritable Who's Who (Scotland Edition), Fergie and James Bond star Sean Connery [.

Arteta's late strike sinks City and its title hopes, 1-0

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szólj hozzá: Arsenal 1-0 Manchester City FT

An old enemy gives Man Utd the gift they crave. Yes, Arsenal untitled for the last seven years bequeaths Utd, their almost certain 13th Premiership accolade. Isaac Newton predicted this many centuries ago. It's also called the law of gravity in minor circles.

When I see you Suarez, I go off my head

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Some say that you never know the true value of a moment until it becomes a memory. When Luis Suarez refused to shake the hand of Patrice Evra at Old Trafford yesterday however, you sensed the significance of the moment would shape the longevity of the memory. Relations between England's two most most successful clubs - who have not exchanged a player since 1964 - continue to sour, both on and off the pitch.

The Arsene that Laughs Last, Laughs Loudest

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"If you prick us do we not bleed? If you tickle us do we not laugh? If you poison us do we not die? And if you wrong us shall we not revenge?" William Shakespeare.
Forget what you think you know about revenge. Sometimes, it's all you've got left. And considering the sorry state in which Arsenal currently finds itself, I would maintain that revenge may just prove to be the last, best option.

Pardew – Newcastle Are Out There Looking At The Transfer Market

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In his last two press conferences Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has been asked about what's happening in the transfer market. Alan Pardew - we are there looking at the market In the press conference on Tuesday afternoon, before the Manchester United game, Alan was asked whether Newcastle had made any progress in the transfer market at all.


Holland: The Life and Times of Gertjan Verbeek – carpenter, dreamer, football manager

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A visit to AZ Alkmaar's AFAS Stadion and there's no escaping one particular banner. Created with visiting supporters in mind, its message is succinct. "We have Verbeek" it reads in bold letters.

Tottenham Hotspur Season Preview 2012-13. Take the Long View

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Pre-season previews used to be easy. Analyse the players, add the manager's likely tactics, stir in a liberal dose of unsubstantiated optimism masquerading as hitherto unfilled potential and there you have it. Swift appraisal of a few rivals, think of a possible final finishing position then go two places higher and pretend you know what you are talking about.


You have to give credit to AVB.

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I think we all agree that being the Chelsea Manager is one of the most difficult jobs to take in the game at the moment. It's right up there with the England Manager's job for me. When you agree to take over the club you are aware of the pressure that comes with it. You know the levels of expectation from the owner, the board and the supporters and if things aren't going your way, the press and media will be on your back constantly.

Appointing a football manager? Forget the interview

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by Adam Bate

There are lots of reasons why an interview is important when deciding which candidate should get the job.

A smart appearance is indicative of a fastidious approach. A personable style can suggest a warm and engaging individual capable of motivating others.

It is also a chance to find out more about a person's career beyond the bland statistics of a written CV.

The Rest

The Sun Newspaper Retaliate To Sunderland Press Ban By Referring To Club As ‘Derland’

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By Chris Wright

Having leaked Sunderland's starting line-up player-for-player well ahead of their game against Liverpool last week, Black Cats boss Gus Poyet suspected foul play and subsequently saw that The Sun newspaper be banned from attending his press conferences and from the club in general for the rest of the season.

Never underestimate the influence of Jose Mourinho!

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I keep saying it but you can never ever underestimate the influence of Mourinho! Whether it's in the dressing room, on the training ground, during games in that technical area or in his press conferences, there is a reason why he is the best in the world!

I was watching SkySports Monday Night Football last night and the post match analysis and for me Gary Neville got it spot on.

Napoli owner tries to fake out media by saying Edinson Cavani going to ‘cold city’ Manchester

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Napoli owner and producer of awful movies Aurelio De Laurentiis has a history of conducting press conferences the odd way he goes about the rest of his existence. Last year, he unveiled Gokhan Inler to the press by having the player wear a lion mask. And now, on the final day of the summer transfer window, he decided to have a bit more fun with the media in a press conference about Edinson Cavani's future.

QPR Report Wednesday Football Snippets...Flashbacks to Phil Parkes and Tony Ingham Profiled by Michael Wale

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Coca-Cola cancels Ronaldinho sponsorship after he appears at press conference with Pepsi cans

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A little more than a month after leaving Flamengo over unpaid wages, Ronaldinho is the one being accused of breaching contracts as Coca-Cola ends his lucrative sponsorship deal less than a year after it was signed. The breaking point for the R$1.5M ($737,400) a year deal that was to run through the 2014 World Cup in Brazil was apparently that Ronaldinho appeared with cans of Pepsi, a sponsor of his new club Atletico Mineiro, at press conferences.

Parcells Factor Influences Payton's Appeal

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Sean Payton will not have his suspension reduced for many reasons. But, the single most influential reason may have more to do with the most quotable head coach of all time, Bill Parcells.

For Roger Goodell and the NFL, the opportunity to have Parcells coach one more season is reason enough not to touch the decision.

Countdown to Opening Kick: Sponsorship

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To many die-hard soccer fans the increase of sponsorship is a sign of growth and acceptance of the sport. They also know that it is this additional revenue that is necessary for clubs to have the funds to bring in better talent and improve the teams success on the field. So it's with that we look at a few of the key sponsorship deals the Silverbacks have made this off season.

Raining for Stadium Training

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The U.S. WNT held its pre-game training for an hour today at Yurtec Stadium and it rained -- pretty hard -- for almost the entire session. That was the first real rain for the U.S. team has experienced in Sendai and there is a 40% chance of rain at kickoff tomorrow, which will be 7:30 p.m. local / 6:30 a.

Philippe Mexes: Shielding Himself With Cinder Blocks

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Image: REUTERS/Charles Platiau.

We're aware that our reputation precedes us at press conferences, there's no need to take your precautionary measures this far, Philippe. We know you're there, we can see you hiding behind that wall.

And we're coming for your piggies.

OTP Podcast: Episode 26 – Wheeler Dealin’

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Scuba Steve Bould Ep.26 Wheeler Dealin' by Off The Post on Mixcloud Ah, the magic of the FA Cup. A weekend when we all remember the glory days of football. Hazy, sepia-tinged days when plucky minnows would score ludicrous own goals at Anfield and take it on the chin with good grace and a cheeky [...]

AVB - Now it's time to repay the faith Roman has given you!.

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I had my rant after the game here which created a bit of a stir (rightly so, and have had some time to think. As a result, I want to focus on the ONLY positive that came out of the defeat at Everton and that was AVB's admission he got it wrong.

Now like I said in my rant, I have been a supporter of AVB from the moment we was announced as our manager right up to the game yesterday, but as we all know, what I witnessed has changed my opinion.

Generation 2022: Al-Kass Under-17 International Cup – Scouting Report

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Always on the lookout for new talent here at Just Football, we sent our man in Qatar to check out the inaugural Al-Kass International Under-17 tournament. A warm welcome to Raphael Nawari, who reports on a competition full of promising youngsters:

In a small secluded part of the world, the new stars of tomorrow are taking part in a newly formed tournament, which in years to come will be considered as one of the better known youth tournaments, rivalling the Milk Cup and others where the likes of Wayne Rooney, Ronaldinho and Lionel Messi have graced us with their precocious talents.