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Weekend Live! (May 2-4)

Weekend Live! (May 2-4)

  • [mattletissier] Soccer Saturday is back tomorrow to keep you up to date with all action. Matt Le Tissier will be on the panel and he has been telling Sky Sports News Radio he wants another final day like 2012 when that Sergio Aguero stoppage-time strike sealed the title for Manchester City.
    5/2/2014 1:33:40 PM
  • Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has talked up Everton's progress under Roberto Martinez ahead of Saturday Night Football's crucial Premier League clash at Goodison Park, live on Sky Sports 1HD. [saturdaynightfootball]
    They play very well, Roberto (Martinez) is doing a very good job there, the same way he did before at Wigan. He is playing for Champions League, Europa League. We don't expect anything at Everton. We are sure we are going to have a very tough game there.

    5/2/2014 1:38:30 PM
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    5/2/2014 1:44:54 PM
  • [jeffstelling] Remember you can play Soccer Saturday Super 6 for the chance to win £250,000. It's completely free!
    5/2/2014 1:52:17 PM
  • [skybet] Need some advice for your Super 6 games? Here’s Sky Bet’s Dale Tempest with his predictions for the weekend. Have a listen.
    5/2/2014 1:55:17 PM
  • [tottenham] Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood will sit down with Daniel Levy at the end of the season and discuss whether his position at the club in untenable.
    5/2/2014 1:58:45 PM
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  • [sunderland] Sunderland midfielder Lee Cattermole believes there is no reason why his side cannot continue to upset the odds with a win at Manchester United tomorrow after some impressive away results:
    We've been to Manchester City and done well and Chelsea and done well, so why not at United too? To be honest, going to Old Trafford is not something I think we're worrying about - we're just concentrating on getting out there and doing our best.

    5/2/2014 2:11:12 PM
  • [astonvilla] Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert has urged his players to withstand the pressure of Saturday's huge clash with Hull City as they sit just three points above the drop zone:
    If we win then it virtually gets us out of the relegation battle. That's how big the game is. Everybody knows it. I said the other day that this is like a cup final and we're at home, with the backing of 38,000 people.

    5/2/2014 2:16:08 PM
  • [ssnr] The latest Sky Sports Football Club with Danny Mills is out now including why Manchester City must beat Everton, how Liverpool could end the season third and Aston Villa's fight for safety. There’s also interviews with Leon Osman, Connor Wickham and Gianfranco Zola.

    5/2/2014 2:22:13 PM
  • [betting]Here's how the bookmakers rate the title odds heading in to the penultimate weekend of the Premier League season. City have it in their own hands once again, but Everton are 10/11 to get either a win or a draw at home. Bet on the title race here.

    5/2/2014 2:25:22 PM
  • [reading] Reading can secure a place in the Sky Bet Championship play-offs with a win over already-promoted Burnley tomorrow, but manager Nigel Adkins is not expecting Sean Dyche's side to be taking their foot off the gas:
    Burnley did very well when we played up at their place. We're facing a team who's just been promoted, they will come to our place and give us nothing. We've got to be right at it. The mind-set has to be to win.

    5/2/2014 2:31:48 PM
    Former Spurs and England midfielder Darren Anderton is the special guest on the Weekend Warm-Up tonight on Sky Sports News from 6pm, but find out who else will be featuring on the show:

    5/2/2014 2:36:14 PM
  • [jeffstelling] Here's Jeff Stelling's Super Six preview ahead of the weekend's action. You can play along here:

    5/2/2014 2:41:38 PM
  • [liverpool] Former Liverpool midfielder Gary McAllister thinks that Merseyside rivalries will be put to one side this weekend with Reds fans desperate for Everton to take points off title rivals Manchester City tomorrow (Live on Sky Sports 1HD, 17:30pm) at Goodison Park:

    5/2/2014 2:50:00 PM
  • [liverpool] Brendan Rodgers has confirmed Liverpool will check on the fitness of Daniel Sturridge ahead of the Monday Night Football clash with Crystal Palace (Live on Sky Sports 1HD from 7pm) at Selhurst Park:
    We'll see over the next 48 hours. He hadn't trained since he got injured in the game against Manchester City, so it was a bit much against Chelsea. He had worked really hard to get back and we needed something on the bench that could support us and help us in the game but unfortunately, it wasn't to be.

    5/2/2014 2:58:00 PM
  • [twitter] So it turns out that Southampton won't be the only Premier League side with an extravagant pitch design this weekend...

    5/2/2014 3:05:00 PM
  • [stoke] Stoke City boss Mark Hughes is stepping up his efforts to bring Liverpool winger Oussama Assaidi to the club on a permanent basis after impressing during his season-long loan spell:
    We like Ossie and if we could come to an arrangement with Liverpool we would like to bring him here. He's a valuable player and I think Liverpool recognise that. I think there's been tentative enquiries but nothing concrete yet. He's done really well here. It's certainly helped him and Ossie's certainly helped us.

    5/2/2014 3:11:00 PM
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  • [tottenham] Here's the story from earlier that Tim Sherwood has admitted he does not know whether he has a future at Tottenham following reports that he is set to be replaced in the summer:
    I'm not sure if it makes it untenable. We play West Ham and then we play at home to Aston Villa.After that I will sit down with the chairman and we'll decide what the plan is moving forward. And then we'll see if it's untenable or not.

    5/2/2014 3:21:00 PM
  • [chelsea] And more from Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho who says he will be looking to bring in two big-name players this summer - but refused to confirm his interest in Diego Costa:
    We are going to do, I would say, a couple of critical signings. Is a striker a target for us? Yes. Is Diego (Costa) a good player? Yes, he is but he's an Atletico Madrid player so I cannot say much.

    5/2/2014 3:28:00 PM
  • [liverpool] Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has been speaking to the media today ahead of the Monday Night Football clash with Crystal Palace, and he says that he congratulated Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho after last weekend's defeat at Anfield:

    5/2/2014 3:34:00 PM
  • [norwich] Norwich defender Michael Turner admits the Canaries could do with some favours from other clubs in their fight to avoid relegation from the Premier League as they face Chelsea and Arsenal in their final two fixtures:
    I'm sure when we are travelling down we will be aware of the results going on. It is out of our hands so we will be aware of the results coming in and obviously we need teams to do us favours but when it comes to it on Sunday we need to make sure we do ourselves justice.

    5/2/2014 3:40:00 PM
  • [southampton] Southampton travel to the Liberty Stadium to take on Swansea tomorrow and manager Mauricio Pochettino is hoping they can add to their six Premier League wins on the road this season:
    I think we've done very well playing away from home. We've actually achieved a record number of victories that we've achieved away and the most important thing overall is that we've played well away and played in the same way. I think we've played with personality, we've played with a lot of maturity when playing both at home and away.

    5/2/2014 3:47:00 PM
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    5/2/2014 3:47:50 PM
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  • [middlesbrough] Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka has warned his players to beware of relegated Yeovil ahead of their final game of the Sky Bet Championship season at Huish Park, despite having nothing to play for:
    How important is this game? For me it's very important. I want to win games. We have to go there and think it is a typical game in this division. Although they are relegated, I'm sure they want to end their season with a win in front of their fans. That's what we wanted at the Riverside last week.

    5/2/2014 3:58:00 PM
  • [sunderland]Over on Wearside, Gus Poyet has speaking ahead of Sunderland's trip to Manchester United. The Black Cats have hauled themselves above the dreaded drop zone, albeit it on goal difference, after taking seven points from the last nine - four of them from Chelsea and Manchester City. Poyet won't get bogged down in the permutations; he'll just urge his men to take their new-found momentum into Saturday's clash:
    I have no idea how many points we'll need. When you get this close, it's not about points, it's just about having three teams behind you. The players are desperate to play again and go on and keep winning. The feeling is great.
    5/2/2014 4:16:17 PM
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    5/2/2014 4:21:14 PM
  • [manchesterunited]Louis van Gaal could be named Manchester United's new boss as early as next week but Poyet reckons Ryan Giggs - the man he'll pit his wits against tomorrow - should remain in contention:
    I think he should be considered, even if there have been so many things about the new manager. Why? Because he knows the club, because he has been there, because he has been successful. He knows what is needed, he knows the system that has been working for so long. If you are really looking for someone to continue those many, many years of trophies and celebrations, he is one of the people who can do it best.
    5/2/2014 4:24:57 PM
  • Talking of Louis van Gaal, if you've not seen this then, look! And if you have, well, this gaffe from a regional paper in Australia, confusing the Holland boss with soap star Harold Bishop is surely worth another chuckle. Pretty sure the only thing the Neighbours veteran has managed is the coffee shop...

    5/2/2014 4:31:01 PM
  • [soccersaturday]Our very own legend of the small screen, Jeff Stelling, will be back on your tellies tomorrow with a Soccer Saturday not to be missed as ups and downs are settled across the Football League. Reporter Johnny Phillips has been telling Sky Sports News Radio what's in store:
    5/2/2014 4:37:05 PM
  • What do you mean you're going out? Yes, it's Friday but Weekend Warm-Up's on the way and Tom White will be getting you in the mood for a bumper Saturday schedule. He'll be joined in the studio by former Tottenham winger Darren Anderton, while we'll hear from the likes of Tony Pulis, Leon Osman and Wilfried Bony. It all kicks off on Sky Sports News from 6pm but we'll bring you some choice nuggets right here if you're on the move.
    5/2/2014 4:52:21 PM
  • Here's a football news line from across the Channel: former Athletic Bilbao boss Marcelo Bielsa will take charge of Marseille next season, the French club have confirmed on their website. [marseille]
    5/2/2014 4:54:52 PM
  • Here's Darren. Let's hear what he has to say about the futures of two managers in the news - Ryan Giggs at Manchester United and Tim Sherwood at his old club Spurs....

    5/2/2014 5:08:47 PM
  • Darren Anderton on interim Manchester United boss Ryan Giggs:[manchesterunited]
    Ryan Giggs is a legend there, the feelgood factor seems to have come back. It didn't work out for David Moyes - it was always going to be so difficult. Giggs has given the crowd a lift, the players a lift - that 4-0 win over Norwich was no surprise.
    5/2/2014 5:11:17 PM
  • Anderton's turned his attention to his old stomping ground, White Hart Lane, and he feels for Tim Sherwood, who could lose his job in the summer to Frank de Boer, according to reports:[tottenham]
    I think it's very harsh on Tim, who's gone in and done a great job and is under contract until the end of next season. At every press conference, he's answering questions about who might be coming in to take his job. Tim's a strong character, he gets on with it, he knows what the game is all about, but I think it's a shame it seems he won't have the opportunity to have the summer to bring in his own players. The football was negative under Andre Villas-Boas; Tim's changed that with the same set of players and in general, performances have been good.
    5/2/2014 5:16:43 PM
  • Who'd be Darren Anderton's tip for the Tottenham job?[tottenham]
    Frank de Boer seems the favourite but though he's done it in Holland, the Premier League's a very different kettle of fish. If Spurs are looking at someone else, I'd say Mauricio Pochettino, who's done such a good job at Southampton. They play great football - the Tottenham way - and he's been in the Premier League for a couple of years. 
    5/2/2014 5:19:47 PM
  • The title race hots up this weekend because Everton take on Manchester City knowing a victory would give rivals Liverpool a big boost. But forget the Reds because the Toffees are not out of the race for fourth just yet. Here's what Leon Osman had to say about a huge Saturday Night Football clash...
    5/2/2014 5:23:33 PM
  • Will Everton's players be thinking about helping or hindering Liverpool? Not a chance, says Anderton:
    There might be a bit of banter between the fans but the players will want to simply go out and win the game, regardless of how it might help their rivals. Roberto Martinez has done an unbelievable job at Everton - he's really brought on Ross Barkley, for example - and they've been the surprise of the season for me.
    5/2/2014 5:27:40 PM
  • ...and the fixtures you can see this weekend on Sky Sports.

    5/2/2014 5:28:14 PM
  • Here's a reminder of how things stand at the top of the Premier League...

    5/2/2014 5:28:24 PM
  • [norwich]Imperilled Norwich feature on this weekend's live bill with Sunday's trip to Chelsea followed by the visit of Arsenal, potential for points looks slim. They're in the drop zone by virtue only of goal difference but they've played a game more than the sides above them. Still, Michael Turner's not giving up...
    We're not thinking about going down, we're thinking about how it would feel if we stayed up. We can't dwell on what's gone before. It's a cliche, but we have to take it one game at a time.
    5/2/2014 5:37:41 PM
  • Want to see for yourself what Michael Turner's got to say? Here, listen in... [norwich]
    5/2/2014 5:38:45 PM
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