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  • CARDIFF 2-1 NORWICH REACTION [twitter]

    2/1/2014 5:38:31 PM
  • ARSENAL INJURY BLOW [arsenal]
    If you missed the news earlier, new Arsenal signing Kim Kallstrom will miss tomorrow's game against Crystal Palace with a back injury discovered in his medical before he signed on loan from Spartak Moscow and he's now set to miss six games. The injury occurred while playing football on a beach in Abu Dhabi earlier this week.

    Paul Merson and Charlie Nicholas look somewhat bemused after that news was relayed to them in the Soccer Saturday studio...
    2/1/2014 5:44:26 PM
  • HULL 1-1 TOTTENHAM REACTION [tottenham]
    Spurs chief Tim Sherwood was a tad frustrated after only drawing with Hull
    There was a point there where we thought we had Hull where we wanted them and we could have taken maximum points. We didn't take our chances and unfortunately we are only coming away with one point. You have to give Hull credit.

    2/1/2014 5:47:28 PM
  • CARDIFF 2-1 NORWICH REACTION [cardiff]
    This is interesting. Cardiff goalscorer Craig Bellamy was quite spiky in his post-match interview with a few harsh words for Sky Sports journalist David Craig and for the home fans, claiming "they turned" in the first half: "That's not the club I'm from. Maybe that's modern football."
    2/1/2014 5:51:46 PM
  • PLAYER REACTION ON TWITTER [twitter]

    2/1/2014 5:55:58 PM
  • VIEWING CHOICES ON SKY SPORTS
    If you head to Sky Sports News now you can see Goals Express with action from all three tiers of the Football League, while over on Sky Sports 1 you can see Barcelona's game with Valencia in full.
    2/1/2014 5:57:19 PM
  • [betting]Can Liverpool take advantage of Tottenham and Manchester United dropping points today? They’re away at West Brom tomorrow and here are some early-bird Price Boosts from Sky Bet, who make the Reds 8/13 favourites to win at the Hawthorns.

    2/1/2014 5:58:38 PM
  • PREMIER LEAGUE ROUND-UP
    Only just got in? Read our review of what happened in the Premier League today. Though if you're a supporter of Newcastle United or Manchester United then you may want to steer clear.
    2/1/2014 6:00:51 PM
  • STOKE 2-1 MAN UTD REACTION [manchesterunited]
    Watch David Moyes explaining that his side played well today - but didn't take their chances
    2/1/2014 6:05:34 PM
  • LATEST ON THE LEEDS LUNACY [leeds]
    This one's going to run and run folks and we're still trying to figure out what on earth is going on up there. Our reporter Bryn Law has been reporting from Elland Road. He says Gianluca Festa was expected to pick the team today, but in the end Nigel Gibbs took charge and, as a result, the starting XI was completely changed. And they've released a statement in the last hour saying that Brian McDermott is still their manager and could take training on Monday morning. All very odd.
    2/1/2014 6:11:27 PM
  • RARE DEFEAT FOR BARCELONA [barcelona]
    A big result in Spain this afternoon. Ten-man Barcelona suffered their first home defeat of the season as Jordi Alba was sent off in a 3-2 loss to Valencia. The game can currently be seen in full over on Sky Sports 1.
    2/1/2014 6:19:12 PM
  • STOKE 2-1 MAN UTD REACTION [manchesterunited]
    Manchester United's Ashley Young wants to focus on the positives after today's defeat
    2/1/2014 6:22:41 PM
  • SKY SPORTS WEEKEND
    There's loads to come from us on Sky Sports this weekend.
    Tonight: Fight Night live including Lee Selby v Rendall Munroe 
    Tomorrow: Arsenal v Crystal Palace, West Brom v Liverpool and the Super Bowl
    Monday: Man City v Chelsea (it doesn't get much bigger than that...)

    From the Super Bowl to the Showdown on MNF, it’s a great
    weekend on Sky Sports.
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    2/1/2014 6:26:23 PM
  • PLAYER TWEETS [twitter]

    2/1/2014 6:27:53 PM
  • LEEDS LATEST [leeds]
    Assistant manager Nigel Gibbs, who took charge of Leeds today, has just spoken to Sky Sports to give his take on what's going on.
    I wish it was Brian here talking after that performance because it's his team. Hopefully we'll find out after the weekend what's going on. I don't know [if Brian will come back]. A statement has been put out, but I really hope so. he's very popular here and is doing a good job in very difficult circumstances.

    Keep an eye on Sky Sports News over the weekend for more on this developing - and frankly bizarre - story.
    2/1/2014 6:41:17 PM
  • SEE ALL THE GOALS
    We're off shortly for a much-needed lie down ahead of Super Sunday, but before we go we'll remind you that you can see Stoke v Man United in full on Sky Sports 2 from 8pm and then there's extended highlights of six Premier League games available on Match Choice on Sky Sports 2 from 10pm. You can see all of the day's top-flight goals and the best of the Football League on Saturday Reloaded from midnight.
    2/1/2014 6:44:34 PM
  • [betting]Here's how Sky Bet rate each team's chances in the race for that last top four spot. Man City, Chelsea and Arsenal are all heavily odds-on, while Liverpool hold the upper hand of the rest. Bet on the Premier League with Sky Bet here.

    2/1/2014 6:46:27 PM
  • THE STORY OF SOCCER SATURDAY [scoccersaturday]
    Look back at what happened today through the eyes of Jeff and the boys...
    2/1/2014 6:47:31 PM
  • THAT'S IT FOR TODAY
    Thanks for your company all afternoon and we hope you'll be back on the blog tomorrow morning as we count down to Super Sunday. We'll have full coverage of West Brom v Liverpool and Arsenal v Crystal Palace, plus more Saturday reaction and a look ahead to that huge Monday Night Football game between Manchester City and Chelsea. See you then. Good evening.
    2/1/2014 6:52:53 PM
  • GOOD MORNING
    Good morning and welcome back to Weekend Live! as we bring you all of the best build-up to today's Super Sunday action as West Brom host Liverpool (1.30pm) before Arsenal welcome Crystal Palace (4pm). In the meantime, we'll be bringing you all of the key lines from this morning's installments of the Sunday Supplement and Goals on Sunday, breaking news as it happens, team news, reaction to yesterday's fixtures and much more.
    2/2/2014 9:01:14 AM
  • [sundaysupplement] The Sunday Supplement is now underway on Sky Sports 1. Joining Neil Ashton in the studio is Henry Winter of the Daily Telegraph, Shaun Custis from the Sun and the Sunday Mirror's Andy Dunn. They'll be mulling over all of the big talking points and we'll be bringing you their verdicts.
    2/2/2014 9:03:23 AM
  • [sundaysupplement] The panel begin by looking at the fortunes of Manchester United and Andy Dunn looks at where it went wrong in the 2-1 defeat at Stoke:
    He's had no real positive input from his full-backs all season. He has problems in the centre of defence and midfield remains an issue even though they have signed Juan Mata. Moyes pointed to the fact that Stoke had a deflected goal and a great goal but that's football, it happens every week. They didn't create enough chances.

    2/2/2014 9:06:09 AM
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  • [sundaysupplement] Henry Winter believes that Everton's impressive season so far has only increased the spotlight on David Moyes:
    It doesn't help that Everton under Martinez have played attractive football and successful football.

    2/2/2014 9:15:59 AM
  • [mondaynightfootball] Ahead of the Monday Night Football showdown between Manchester City and Chelsea, Jose Mourinho believes that their opponents have underachieved somewhat:
    They won one title, won a couple of cups. Only in Europe they didn't do well, or close to doing well. Speaking objectively, they did very bad in the Champions League in previous seasons, also in the Europa League. But the team is fantastic, the squad is fantastic and normally they (should) win more titles.

    2/2/2014 9:26:55 AM
  • [sundaysupplement] Attentions turn to Manchester City following the release of their accounts which showed spending of £233million in the financial year ending May 2013. Shaun Custis believes that the club has a disregard for developing home-grown talent due to their search for success:
    You can't see anyway that they are bringing any young English players in. Who were they looking to sign in the January transfer window? Two lads from Porto. They don't care. They want a very successful team that's recognised the world over.

    2/2/2014 9:32:55 AM
  • [sundaysupplement] Leeds United beat Huddersfield 5-1 yesterday, but off-field matters took all of the headlines following Brian McDermott's sacking and supposed return after the game. Henry Winter was in attendance and keeps us updated with goings on while the club is in the process of having a 75% stake bought by controversial Cagliari owner Massimo Cellino:
    Legally, it is still Brian McDermott, but if Cellino is going to come in then you can't see how McDermott is going to last. It is always assuming McDermott is wanting to come back. I'm not a huge fan of fans' demonstrations but on Friday evening they were chasing the taxi that Cellino was in. You realise from Friday evening that the Leeds fans were going to show up in force. There was 31,103 fans there which is pretty phenomenal for a mid-table club. When every goal went in, they sang Brian McDermott's name. You have a potential owner of this club who has two convictions of fraud.

    2/2/2014 9:46:33 AM
  • [sundaysupplement] Here's a clip from earlier in the show as Manchester United's fortunes are discussed: img.
    2/2/2014 9:57:14 AM
  • [sundaysupplement] Fulham suffered a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Southampton yesterday, but Henry Winter thinks that their fortunes can be turned if manager Rene Meulensteen successfully makes the transition from coach to manager:
    You talk to some of the players, players like Ronaldo have gone on record to say how Meulensteen inspired him one-on-one. If you want someone to show you how to do a step over and stick one in the top corner, Meulensteen can do that. There's one thing about being an excellent coach, but being a manager is a big step.

    2/2/2014 10:01:39 AM
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    2/2/2014 10:02:59 AM
  • [sundaysupplement] Shaun Custis gives his take on the Newcastle United situation after a miserable week in which Yohan Cabaye was sold to PSG was capped by a 3-0 derby defeat to Sunderland:
    Cabaye virtually went on strike when he wanted to go to Arsenal. They knew they had an unhappy player on their hands. The history of Newcastle United is selling star players. Just when you think you're starting to build something and get somewhere, a player is sold. They are the biggest underachievers in world football.

    2/2/2014 10:09:00 AM
  • [sundaysupplement] Andy Dunn reckons that John Terry's Chelsea future may be in doubt as he awaits an offer of a new contract:
    He is entitled to explore his options because he doesn't actually know what type of contract, if any, he is going to be offered. If he gets a good offer for two years which guarantees himself more than he would get at Chelsea, I wouldn't blame him. This is not going to be a sentimental decision on either part.

    2/2/2014 10:19:35 AM
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    2/2/2014 10:23:24 AM
  • [goalsonsunday] That's all for The Sunday Supplement this morning but if you missed any of it, the show will be available on demand and as a podcast during the week. Next up on Sky Sports 1 is Goals on Sunday where Asmir Begovic and Allan McGregor join Ben Shephard and Chris Kamara in the studio to look back at all of yesterday's action. We'll be bringing you the best lines once again.
    2/2/2014 10:30:12 AM
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  • [goalsonsunday] Asmir Begovic reflects on Stoke's first ever Premier League win against Manchester United in difficult conditions:
    It was huge, we needed that result. We've been playing quite well but yesterday it just clicked together. Usually you have a bit of wind at the Britannia but yesterday it was a full-blown gale. It was coming through the sides of the stands and it was freezing.

    2/2/2014 10:38:13 AM
  • [leeds] Prospective Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino has been quoted in the Sunday Telegraph as saying he did not sack Brian McDermott and does not want to replace the manager with Gianluca Festa:
    I want the coach back and have been trying to call him. I don't mind this coach. How can I sack anyone anyway? I need the approval of the Football League before I own the club. GFH are still running Leeds United. They did not want Brian as manager but didn't have the courage to sack him.

    2/2/2014 10:40:24 AM
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    2/2/2014 10:42:00 AM
  • [sundaysupplement] Another clip from this morning's Sunday Supplement as the panel mull over big-spending Manchester Cityimg.
    2/2/2014 10:50:30 AM
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    2/2/2014 11:00:35 AM
  • [goalsonsunday] Following Leeds' 5-1 win over Huddersfield, Allan McGregor hailed Ross McCormack after the striker netted three times. Having experienced the financial turmoil at Rangers, McGregor also talks of how off-field matters can affect the players:
    He's a great player, he came through the youth ranks at Rangers with me. He's a great finisher and he got a hat-trick yesterday. I saw a few things on deadline day that a few clubs wanted him and the club. He's been doing that for some time. As a player, you try to put it (the takeover) to the back of your head. In a game, you don't think about it but during the week it can affect you.

    2/2/2014 11:05:59 AM
  • [manchestercity] Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini says he 'trusts' Joe Hart and has praised the goalkeeper's improvement in recent weeks:
    He has improved a lot. It was very important for him to have a rest. Now you can see good performances and that is very important for the team. He's improved everything. He was not taking good decisions, maybe his stats were not 100 per cent, so having a rest was very useful to him. I trust him because I see him working every day.

    2/2/2014 11:10:33 AM
  • [goalsonsunday] Allan McGregor believes that the Scottish Premiership is not the same without the Old Firm derby:
    Celtic and Rangers are massive in Scotland. To miss those games is a massive loss to Scottish football.

    2/2/2014 11:14:20 AM
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