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Weekend Live! (28-30 March)

Weekend Live! (28-30 March)

  • Stuart Pearce joins Tom White in the Sky Studios cafe
    3/28/2014 6:03:12 PM
  • Pearce on being interviewed for the Nottingham Forest job
    I had a chat with the owner, very impressed with him, he had a real passion for the football club. I said to him I didn't want to take those negotiations any further because I had one or two personal issues I had to put in place first.

    3/28/2014 6:06:19 PM
  • Aleksandar Kolarov says Manchester City will not be content with only the Capital Cup

    One trophy is not enough for this club, if we win the title as well it will be a great season.

    3/28/2014 6:10:57 PM
  • Liverpool full-back Jon Flanagan on breaking into the first team

    This time last year I wasn’t getting a chance. Then I got a
    few injuries, came back and thought I wasn’t going to get my chance and thought
    I would have to go elsewhere, but I just kept working hard and thankfully I got
    my chance.

    The manager put his faith in me back at Arsenal and back at
    Everton, so I can only thank him for that.

    There was a stage where I thought this isn’t happening here,
    it’s all gone wrong and I’m going to have to go somewhere else, but I just
    stuck at it and had the right people around me.

    Yeah I got down sometimes, but you’ve just got to overcome
    that and stay positive, mentally strong.

    I’m not one to give up easy, so I just kept going.

    3/28/2014 6:30:36 PM

  • Flanagan on the influence of Steven Gerrard

    He's massive, he's massive to this club. Just his presence in and around the dressing room, he knows how to get people up for the game and he's just the man in this club.

    He's been in my situation coming through as a local lad and has been giving me help since I've been coming through.

    3/28/2014 6:32:54 PM
  • [manchesterunited] THEATRE OF BANNERS
    More bad banner news for underfire United boss David Moyes. Another banner, trailed from a different plane, will be flown over Old Trafford at the same time as the fans' 'Wrong One - Moyes Out' . 

    It is understood that a high-street bookmaker is behind the second banner. The bookmaker is refusing to reveal the message their plane will drag across the skies, but it is understood to not be favourable towards the Scot.
    3/28/2014 7:00:09 PM
    [celtic] Bhoys title-winning boss Neil Lennon talks to Geoff Shreeves on Weekend Warm-Up

    3/28/2014 7:04:29 PM
  • [celtic] RANGERS WHO? Lennon feels Celtic are doing alright without their Old Firm rivals, thank-you very much

    We are in surreal times at the minute in Scottish football. It’s very much in a transitional phase without Rangers and it is very, very different to what it has been over the years, but you’ve still got to do your job, win trophies, try and make the Champions League consistently, develop players and move them on eventually.

    3/28/2014 7:07:22 PM
    With believed interest growing from certain clubs in England, the Irishman says he is happy in Parkhead

    I don’t know as long as the powers that be, the supporters would like me to be here. It’s very exciting being the manager here. There’s never a dull moment. I think in the modern game now, managers get analysed to the nth degree. 

    3/28/2014 7:20:33 PM
  • [celtic] PSYCHO!
    Tonight's guest Stuart Pearce 'enjoyed' an Old Firm derby back in the '80s.

    The derby up there is sensational. I went up when I was a Forest player in '89 and stood in the Celtic end at Ibrox. It was a real eye opener I can assure you. A fantastic occasion.

    3/28/2014 7:30:27 PM
  • [celtic] TEN-IN-A-ROW
    Neil Lennon dismisses suggestions Celtic could collect 10 straight titles north of the border after clinching a third at Partick Thistle in front of the Sky Sports cameras on Wednesday night.

    Very premature, it's a very difficult thing to do. Mr Stein did nine, Rangers did nine in the 90s, the fans would love to see. I look at the domestic league but I look at the Champions League as a barometer of success for Celtic, certainly in the short-term. Not just for my development but for the players' and club's development as well.

    3/28/2014 7:38:09 PM
  • [everton]United States goalkeeper Tim Howard is hopeful club colleague Ross Barkley to be included in Roy Hodgson's England World Cup squad in Brazil

    I think it will be beneficial for him as he goes forward in his career.
    I think if Ross gets taken to the World Cup, he’s not going to probably play a lot. He might play a little part, but he’s got another two or three World Cups in him and that will help him down the road. 

    3/28/2014 7:42:09 PM
    League Two's Chesterfield hope to cause an upset in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy final against League One club Peterborough. Here's the top 10 goals from this season's competition.

    3/28/2014 7:49:05 PM

  • [manchesterunited]
    David Moyes insisted in his press conference that he has had no choice but to scale back Adnan Januzaj's playing time in recent weeks due to the 19-year-old playing 29 times already this season.

    3/28/2014 7:59:29 PM
    We'll leave you tonight with Celtic's title-winning manager Neil Lennon hailing the progress of his Scottish champions ahead of the home Parkhead celebration against Ross County tomorrow in front of their own fans

    3/28/2014 8:03:19 PM
    And Fenners and Merse grill former England, Blackburn and Southampton goalkeeper Tim Flowers on Fantasy Football. Join us tomorrow for the build-up to Manchester United v Aston Villa through to SNF and Arsenal's home visit of Manchester City.

    3/28/2014 8:05:12 PM
    The Celtic boss is committed to the Parkhead hotseat but hinted he was always looking to improve as manager

    3/28/2014 8:57:57 PM
  • Don't forget to alter your Sky Sports Fantasy Football team ahead of the 12.45 deadline. Here's the team of the week from Gameweek 32, with Yaya Toure the standout performer having scored a hat-trick at home to Fulham as well as one at Old Trafford in midweek. Play now!

    3/29/2014 10:57:23 AM
    Welcome back to Sky Studios. The sun is out, the clocks are going forward and, if rumours are to believed, Arsene Wenger has folded up that massive coat and put it in a box for a few months. That can only mean one thing... Springtime is here!
    3/29/2014 11:00:10 AM
    We're obliged to remind you that the clocks go forward tonight, but our main business today will be to keep you informed on who is moving forward in the Premier League title race. Leaders Chelsea play Crystal Palace at 3pm, while the game of the day in the top flight is arguably the Saturday Night Football showdown between Arsenal and title favourites Manchester City at 5.30pm.
    3/29/2014 11:03:30 AM
    It's getting squeaky at the bottom too. Paul Merson has described West Brom v Cardiff as the biggest game of the weekend (maybe because that's the one he's watching on Soccer Saturday), while Swansea v Norwich is another one of those games that everyone refers to as being worth six points at this time of year. Stick with us for all the build-up and updates of every crucial kick. 
    3/29/2014 11:05:31 AM
    • Man United v Aston Villa (12.45)
    • Crystal Palace v Chelsea (15.00)
    • Southampton v Newcastle (15.00)
    • Stoke v Hull (15.00)
    • Swansea v Norwich (15.00)
    • West Brom v Cardiff (15.00)
    • Arsenal v Man City (17.30)
    3/29/2014 11:07:03 AM
  • MAN UTD v ASTON VILLA [manchesterunited]
    The first game of the day in the Premier League sees Manchester United face Aston Villa - and it won't be plane sailing once again for Manchester United. A group of disgruntled United fans have clubbed together £840 to pay for a banner reading 'Wrong One - Moyes Out' to be flown above Old Trafford in the build-up to the lunch-time kick-off. We'll have full updates on the game - and over-head incidents - here on the blog.
    3/29/2014 11:09:23 AM
    If you're a football fan then you should know by now that Sky Sports brings you the ultimate football experience on a Saturday. Here's a few choices from today's menu:
    • 12pm - Burnley v Leicester live (SS1)
    • 12pm - Soccer Saturday (SSN)
    • 2.30pm - Saturday Team Talk
    • 5pm - Arsenal v Man City live (SS1)
    • 6pm - Goals Express (SSN)
    • 8pm - Game of the Day (SS1)
    • 8pm - Today's Goals Now (SSN)
    • 10pm - Match Choice (SS1)
    • 12am - Saturday Reloaded (SSN)
    3/29/2014 11:13:22 AM
    As you can see, the appetiser to today's main course is an extremely tasty one as the Championship's top two go head to head at Turf Moor. Both sides are odds-on for promotion, but this could be a title decider int he second tier. Team news will be with us shortly...
    3/29/2014 11:15:00 AM
    FL72 pundit Peter Beagrie tells Sky Sports News Radio why Burnley and Leicester both deserve to go up as they meet in the early Championship kick-off on Sky Sports 1.
    3/29/2014 11:16:13 AM
    Team to play Leicester live on Sky Sports 1: Heaton; Baird, Shackell, Duff, Mee; Stanislas, Arfield, Jones, Kightly; Barnes, Vokes [burnley]
    Subs: Cisak, Long, Edgar, Wallace, Treacy, Lafferty, Stock
    3/29/2014 11:17:28 AM
    Team to play Burnley on Sky Sports 1: Schmeichel, De Laet, Morgan, Wasilewski, Schlupp, Knockaert, James, Drinkwater, Mahrez, Nugent, Vardy [leciester]
    Subs: Hammond, King, Dyer, Moore, Taylor-Fletcher, Logan, Wood
    3/29/2014 11:19:45 AM
    So there's no changes to the Leicester team following their dramatic last-gasp draw with Yeovil in midweek. There is a change on their bench though as Gary Taylor-Fletcher replaces Sky Sports columnist and pundit Kevin Phillips
    3/29/2014 11:21:19 AM
    There's only one change for Burnley as Michael Kightly comes in for Dean Marney, who begins a two-match suspension after picking up his 10th booking of the season. Remember, a victory by two goals will see the Clarets unseat the Foxes at the top of the table. The game is live on Sky Sports 1 from midday. [fl72]
    3/29/2014 11:24:36 AM
  • KEVIN PHILLIPS' PREVIEW [kevinphillips]
    We're sad to see Super Kev left out of Nigel Pearson's squad today. In his Sky Sports column earlier this week he told us what this game means to his team-mates.
    Our priority at Leicester is promotion to the Premier League but we want to win the Championship... the boys have played so well all season and been top of the league for a long time, to not win the title as well would be a blow. 
    Read Super Kev's preview in full
    3/29/2014 11:30:33 AM
    See what managers Sean Dyche and Nigel Pearson have had to say as the battle of the Championship's promotion favourites approaches
    3/29/2014 11:35:03 AM
  • SOCCER SATURDAY [soccersaturday]
    Jeff and the gang are here at Sky Studios and we're about to lock them up in a studio away from the sunlight for six hours. Jose Mourinho is among the featured interviews, but click below to find out who else is on...
    3/29/2014 11:39:55 AM
  • MAN UTD v ASTON VILLA [manchesterunited]
    There's just over an hour to go until the first Premier League game of the day, where David Moyes will be feeling the heat at Old Trafford following a chastising 3-0 defeat to neighbours Manchester City on Tuesday night. The club are already guaranteed their lowest Premier League points total and host Villa sitting in seventh place, 18 points behind leaders Chelsea, less than a year after winning the title. They do however seem to enjoy playing Villa having lost just one of their last 36 matches against them. Team news is imminent...
    3/29/2014 11:44:31 AM
  • MAN UTD v ASTON VILLA [twitter]

    3/29/2014 11:47:51 AM
    Team to play Man Utd: Guzan, Bacuna, Vlaar, Clark, Bertrand, Westwood, Delph, Albrighton, Weimann, Benteke, Agbonlahor [astonvilla]
    Subs: Steer, Sylla, Holt, Tonev, Bennett, Robinson, Lowton
    3/29/2014 11:48:49 AM
    Team to play Aston Villa: De Gea; Rafael, Jones, Vidic, Buttner; Young, Fellaini, Fletcher, Kagawa; Mata, Rooney [manchesterunited]
    3/29/2014 11:49:42 AM
  • MAN UTD v ASTON VILLA [astonvilla]
    Aston Villa have made two changes from the side that lost 4-1 at home to Stoke last Sunday as Marc Albrighton and Ciaran Clark replace Karim El Ahmadi and Nathan Baker. Villa have only won once at Old Trafford in the Premier League era - but a lot of teams have ended streaks like that this season!
    3/29/2014 11:52:12 AM
  • [betting]Will Juan Mata finally grab his first goal for Man Utd? Sky Bet have boosted his odds to score first to 7/1, while Christian Benteke is a 9/1 boost to beat him to it. United are the favourites, with Villa the value bet. Bet on the game here.

    3/29/2014 11:52:24 AM
  • FIVE CHANGES FOR MAN UTD [manchesterunited]
    Amid threatened fan protests, David Moyes has made a raft of changes to the team that lost to Manchester City in midweek. Nemanja Vidic returns from suspension and is back in the team along with Alex Buttner, Ashley Young, Shinji Kagawa and Darren Fletcher. The players to drop out of the side are Patrice Evra, Michael Carrick. Rio Ferdinand, Tom Cleverley and Danny Welbeck
    3/29/2014 11:55:58 AM
  • Jeff Stelling (or is that Hannibal from the A-Team???) and the gang are in high spirits in the Soccer Saturday studio. Whey not join them on Sky Sports News right now?

    3/29/2014 11:58:52 AM
  • GARY NEVILLE'S VIEW [garyneville]
    It's fair to say Sky Sports' top pundit is not impressed by plans from a set of supporters to fly a plane with an anti-Moyes banner over Old Trafford during today's game

    3/29/2014 12:07:09 PM
  • SUPER 6
    Having a go at the Soccer Saturday Super 6? Sky Bet's Dale Tempest shares his selections ahead of this weekend's matches. [soccersaturday]
    3/29/2014 12:10:45 PM
    To the Chamnpionship first, though, because we're just minutes from kick-off at Turf Moor, where Burnley have not lost for more than a year. League-leading Leicester haven't lost yet this year so we should be in for a cracker. They've a game in hand on their hosts but a two-goal Clarets win would take Sean Dyche's side top - for now, at least. Let's have a quick word from the managers...
    3/29/2014 12:12:26 PM
    The challenge for us is to go up against the market leaders and see what we can take from the game. We want to win.
    Burnley boss Sean Dyche

    It's a big game for both sides. These are the games that both sides want to play in. The league's very competitive; if you slip up things can change very quickly. We're really looking forward to it.
    Leicester manager Nigel Pearson
    3/29/2014 12:16:10 PM
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