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Weekend Live! (March 14-16)

Weekend Live! (March 14-16)

  • [spanishfootball]The La Liga campaign reaches round 28 this weekend, and Real Madrid will be looking to maintain or even extend their lead at the top of the table. Real, who travel to face Malaga on Saturday, have a three-point advantage over Atletico, while Barcelona are just one point further back in third. Check out our full preview, and here's our forthcoming TV coverage:
    • SATURDAY (Sky Sports 4HD): Malaga v Real Madrid (6.55pm); Atletico Madrid v Espanyol (9pm).
    • SUNDAY (Sky Sports 2HD): Barcelona v Osasuna (4.30pm); Sevilla v Real Valladolid (6pm). 
    • SUNDAY (Sky Sports 1HD): Real Sociedad v Valencia (8pm).
    3/14/2014 5:07:04 PM
  • [westham]How about this for a picture? England's last World Cup-winning centre-forward and...their next? At the moment Andy Carroll would probably settle for a place on the plane to Brazil, but we can all dream...

    3/14/2014 5:21:24 PM
  • [stoke]Carroll and West Ham will be at Stoke on Saturday, and for those who missed it earlier here's the full story on Robert Huth, whose season is over after a second knee operation

    3/14/2014 5:34:41 PM
    Nicolas Anelka has made a statement on Twitter which appears to signal the end of his West Brom career. Stay tuned...
    3/14/2014 5:46:17 PM
  • [westbrom]
    3/14/2014 5:49:50 PM
  • [westbrom]For those non Francophones among you, those Tweets roughly translate as this...

    Following discussions between me and the club, a proposition has been made that I rejoin the squad under certain conditions I cannot accept. So to protect my integrity I have decided to terminate my contract which ties me to West Brom until 2014. Now.

    3/14/2014 5:53:39 PM
  • Got your accumulator on yet this weekend? If not, why not let the Trading Views Podcast team help you decide who to back.
    3/14/2014 5:56:08 PM
  • [westbrom]ANELKA LATEST
    Anyone who needs reminding of the context to this Anelka story, it's all here for you. Have we seen the last of the enigmatic Frenchman in England? Well, he's left and returned to the Premier League three times in the past, so watch this space...
    3/14/2014 6:04:38 PM
  • WEEKEND WARM-UP[chelsea]
    Right, on to Weekend Warm-Up we go, and Anelka's former Chelsea team-mate Petr Cech is talking to Sky Sports News about the good form which has taken them seven points clear at the top of the Premier League. It all sounds pretty ominous for the club's title rivals...

    We’ve been doing really well and we’ve tried to carry the
    momentum from Christmas where we did really well.
    Once you get in the mood and
    confident and the tranquillity of the momentum,
     you concentrate on the game and
    have no distractions and everything seems to keep going.

    3/14/2014 6:08:58 PM
    Next up is Sol Campbell, who has been telling Geoff Shreeves all about his reasons for writing a book...

    I thought it was the perfect time for me to reflect back on my career. When I was playing I was just concentrating on playing football, sometimes in life you don’t want to give too much away, you want to keep things together and concentrate on your game and concentrate on what you’ve got to do to be successful, and I’m in a different place now.

    3/14/2014 6:23:15 PM
  • WEEKEND WARM-UP[tottenham]
    Sol opens up about the acrimony his cross-town move from Tottenham to Arsenal caused when he jumped ship back in 2001...

    To the Spurs fans who maybe have a little bit more warmth for me I'd apologise for the way it happened, but I'm not going to apologise for the move

    3/14/2014 6:35:26 PM
  • WEEKEND WARM-UP[tottenham]
    And there is more from Campbell on the circumstances surrounding his departure. Some Spurs fans still resent the way he walked out at the end of a contract, denying the club even a fee. Here's Sol's version of events...

    I tried to move the club on. Even in the last knockings of the contract talks I said 'here's a contract'. I gave them a four-year contract with a one-year break clause, and I said 'I'll give you one more year at this rate' Basically, I'm saying if they can pay me this maybe they can bring in other guys like me on this kind of rate, to move the club on.

    3/14/2014 6:49:28 PM
    What do you make of that then, Spurs fans? Can we expect to hear Sol's name being sung by either set of supporters at White Hart Lane this Sunday? And how will the game go? Here's what Jamie Redknapp thinks...

    3/14/2014 6:55:17 PM
  • [arsenal]Where Sol Campbell once stood at the heart of Arsenal's defence, Per Mertesacker now stands a couple of inches taller. The Germany defender has become a real crowd favourite at the Emirates - helped by a couple of goals against the old enemy. Big Per has been telling us Arsenal's title chances are not over yet...

    We have two competitions left and if we can manage to finish like last year with strong performances I think we have a good chance to compete in both competitions until the end. No we can’t afford to lose any, these are all decisive games. There are no points to drop anymore. Vital games and we are really up for it.

    3/14/2014 7:08:35 PM
  • [newcastle]WEEKEND WARM-UP
    Elsewhere in the Premier League this weekend, Newcastle go to Fulham without their manager Alan Pardew, whose seven-match stadium ban begins. John Carver steps into Pardew's shoes, and Dutch forward Luuk de Jong tells Weekend Warm-Up he doesn't foresee a problem...

    We're professional as a team. You sometimes need a manager to make a decision, but John is capable of that and it will be no problem for us

    3/14/2014 7:30:25 PM
  • [swansea]WEEKEND WARM-UP
    Garry Monk's fledgling managerial career continues in south Wales as Swansea welcome West Brom. Monk has gone from stalwart centre-half to club manager and proud father of twins in the past few weeks. Try summing that up...

    It's been probably the most bizarre month of my life

    3/14/2014 7:36:27 PM
  • [westbrom]ANELKA UPDATE
    And on it goes...if you thought Nicolas Anelka's pretty definitive 'I quit' statement earlier marked the end of the 'quenelle' affair, then have another think. West Brom have now issued a statement of their own. Here's a sample...

    The club notes Nicolas Anelka’s comments on Twitter this evening (Friday). However, the club has received nothing formally regarding the termination of Nicolas Anelka’s contract from either him or his advisers. The club regards the release of such a statement on Social Media as highly unprofessional and will make a further statement when appropriate.

    3/14/2014 7:50:18 PM
    So another weekend arrives with the Anelka situation unresolved, and that's where we'll leave it for tonight. Join us again tomorrow, when we'll have build-up to and coverage of the days' football. Until then, thanks for reading...
    3/14/2014 7:57:05 PM
    Today we are going to bring you all the goals, talking points and reaction from a busy day in the football calendar and we start in East London with the top of League One clash between Leyton Orient v Brentford which you can watch live on Sky Sports 1.
    3/15/2014 11:08:32 AM
    There's a total of EIGHT Premier League games today starting at the KC Stadium as Hull host Man City. Then we'll bring you all the team news and build-up to the six 3pm kick-offs including: Everton v Cardiff, Fulham v Newcastle, Southampton v Norwich, Stoke v West Ham, Sunderland v Crystal Palace and Swansea v West Brom. Then, we'll get ready for Saturday Night Football which sees Aston Villa host table-toppers Chelsea... Is that enough?
    3/15/2014 11:12:17 AM
  • Ahead of Man City's trip to Hull here's Jamie Redknapp's preview of the game...

    3/15/2014 11:16:25 AM
  • BUT WAIT...
    Before all the Premier League action kicks off we've got a stonker of game from League One to bring you as second place Leyton Orient host third place Brentford check out Sky Sports FL72 expert Peter Beagrie's preview of the game...
    There is only a piece of wafer-thin ham between the sides at the top of League One, though, so I will watch with interest to see what develops.
    3/15/2014 11:21:29 AM
  • [peterbeagrie]

    3/15/2014 11:30:02 AM
    Team to play Brentford: Orient: Jakupovic, Omozusi, Sawyer, Vincelot, Cuthbert, Cox, James, Lisbie, Mooney, Odubajo, Clarke (C) 
    Subs: Larkins, Batt, Lasimant, Bartley, Dagnall, Simpson, Ness [fl72]
    3/15/2014 11:33:00 AM
    Team to play Leyton Orient: Button, Forshaw, Craig (C), Douglas, Donaldson, McCormack, Saville, Judge, Bidwell, Tarkowski, Trotta 
    Subs: Lee, Dean, Grigg, Dallas, Reeves, Yennaris, Adams 
    3/15/2014 11:33:36 AM
    Don't forget you can watch Jeff and the gang from 12pm on Sky Sports News to keep up with all the scores from the early games and build-up to the 3pm kick off's. They've got exclusive interviews with Liverpool's Steven Gerrard, Tottenham 'keeper Hugo Lloris and Aston Villa frontman Christian Benteke to look forward to. [soccersaturday]
    3/15/2014 11:39:13 AM
  • Here's a preview of what to expect from today's Soccer Saturday which you can listen to on Sky Sports News Radio from 3pm...

    3/15/2014 11:42:03 AM
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    3/15/2014 11:45:42 AM
  • WHOOPS.... Watch Liverpool legend John Barnes take a tumble in Soccer Am's Hairy Strikers trampoline challenge.

    3/15/2014 11:49:28 AM
  • HULL CITY v MAN CITY [hull]
    We've got some teams for you for the lunchtime Premier League kick-off...
    Hull City: McGregor, Rosenior, Elmohamady, Figueroa, Chester, Davies, Huddlestone, Meyler, Livermore, Jelavic, Long 
    Subs: Harper, Bruce, Koren, Fryatt, Boyd, Sagbo, Aluko 

    Man City: Hart, Zabaleta, Kompany (C), Demichelis, Clichy, Garcia, Fernandinho, Toure, Nasri, Silva, Dzeko
    Subs: Pantilimon, Lescott, Navas, Milner, Kolarov, Rodwell, Negredo
    3/15/2014 11:49:48 AM
  • [twitter]
    3/15/2014 11:52:12 AM
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    3/15/2014 11:54:09 AM
    Draws are no good for City, so I expect them to go full monty here. Sergio Aguero's injury will make a difference, but I'll still say they will win.
    3/15/2014 11:58:45 AM
  • CH-CH-CH-CH-CHANGES [manchester-city]
    Hull have made one change for Manchester City's visit of the KC Stadium, with Chester replacing Bruce at the back. Manuel Pellegrini has dropped Negredo and Kolorov to the bench, with Javi Garcia and Gael Clichy stepping into the first XI.

    3/15/2014 11:59:04 AM
  • [jamieredknapp] Jamie Redknapp expects Manchester City to bounce back after successive cup defeats by beating Hull 2-1 in the lunchtime kick-off. Check out all his match tips now

    3/15/2014 11:59:41 AM
    The first of Sky Sports' London derbies - Don't forget it's Tottenham v Arsenal tomorrow on Super Sunday - will kick off in just under 15 minutes time. Tune in to Sky Sports 1 right now for build up with Simon Thomas, Peter Beagrie and injured Brentford midfielder Sam Saunders for their game against Leyton Orient or, grab you Now TV Day Pass and watch this game AND Saturday Night Football's Aston Villa v Chelsea. [fl72]
    3/15/2014 12:06:33 PM
  • Kompany is the best defender in the world
    [philthompson] Do you agree with Thommo's statement about the Man City defender?
    3/15/2014 12:09:08 PM
  • This Hull fan is ready for the game... [hull]

    3/15/2014 12:09:32 PM
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    3/15/2014 12:13:28 PM
  • [fl72] ORIENT 0-0 BRENTFORD
    We're underway at Brisbane Road with both sides looking wound up for a vital match at the top of League One.
    3/15/2014 12:18:24 PM
  • [fl72] ORIENT 0-0 BRENTFORD
    Brentford's Clayton Donaldson with the first attempt at goal, but it would barely pass the Trades Description Act as he skews an effort well off target to loud cheers from the home support.
    3/15/2014 12:21:13 PM
  • Sky Sports News presenter and massive Brentford fan Natalie Sawyer is cheering on her beloved Bees... [twitter]
    3/15/2014 12:21:38 PM
  • Trading Views
    Got your accumulator on yet this weekend? If not, why not let the Trading Views Podcast team help you decide who to back. 
    3/15/2014 12:23:13 PM
  • Brentford have settled down slightly better out of the two teams so far...
    Don Goodman can't split the teams by much..... [FL72]
    3/15/2014 12:23:49 PM
  • ON SNF... [saturdaynightfootball]
    Joining David Jones and Jamie Redknapp on tonight's Saturday Night Football will be Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola from 5pm on Sky Sports 1 for the Blues trip to Aston Villa. But before that there's six 3pm kick off's to keep up with...
    3/15/2014 12:27:18 PM
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