Everton boss Moyes: Baines now closer than ever to Chelsea's Cole | Premiership News | Tribal Football

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Everton boss David Moyes feels Leighton Baines is now on par with Chelsea star Ashley Cole.Baines has continued his stunning progress this season. Everton boss David Moyes feels Leighton Baines is now on par with Chelsea star Ashley Cole.Baines has continued his stunning progress this season.“I have always said Ashley Cole is England’s No 1 left back but Leighton Baines is getting very close,” he said. “He’s kept pushing and he’s improving all the time. He’s a terrific player.”He’s as close to Cole as he’s ever been. I don’t watch enough of Cole to be able to judge how he is playing but his form for England has been exceptional. Cole was head and shoulders above everyone at one point.”

Ricardo Vaz Te blaming himself for West Ham defeat | Premiership News | Tribal Football

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West Ham United forward Ricardo Vaz Te admits he should’ve done better in defeat to Reading. West Ham United forward Ricardo Vaz Te admits he should’ve done better in defeat to Reading.Vaz Te admits his glaring miss in the closing stages of Saturday’s 1-0 defeat at Reading has left him feeling responsible for the loss.”I felt like I should have done better and I should have scored, there was no excuse for that,” he told West Ham TV. “I’m just very disappointed with the result, especially after coming on and having a great chance to score.”I’m just really disappointed I couldn’t make it for the lads…I felt like I let everybody down and I’m just going to try to do better next time.”

QPR owner Fernandes "lost for words" after Liverpool thrashing | Premiership News | Tribal Football

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QPR owner Tony Fernandes was furious after their limp display in defeat at home to Liverpool. QPR owner Tony Fernandes was furious after their limp display in defeat at home to Liverpool.Liverpool, with Luis Suarez at his electric best, dominated from the outset and coasted to victory.And Fernandes said on Twitter: “No excuse. Lost for words. Back to the drawing board. Woeful performance.”When we signed all those players. Everyone was full of praise. No one thought we would be in such a mess. Not over yet though.”

Liverpool boss Rodgers forced to miss QPR defeat | Premiership News | Tribal Football

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Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers was ordered away from Loftus Road for their win at QPR. Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers was ordered away from Loftus Road for their win at QPR.The Reds boss missed the game after being taken ill in London, with back-up goalkeeper Brad Jones and head of performance Glen Driscoll also sent home with the bug.Assistant manager Colin Pascoe and coach Mike Marsh deputised at Loftus Road, although the former was ill himself.Pascoe was not allowed into the changing room in case he infected the team, so Marsh relayed his notes to the players.”This morning he phoned me at eight o’clock,” Pascoe said of Rodgers. “I wasn’t feeling very well myself this morning, but he’s worse than me.”He was very, very white and he woke up not very well.”The way the medical team and the doctors tried to isolate the players and the staff, they’ve been fantastic.”Hopefully they’ll have nipped it in the bud and not too many will be affected by it.”Brendan picked the team. All the preparation for the game was all done.”The presentations that we do to the players, that was all set for today’s game. But unfortunately Brendan woke up and wasn’t very well.”I did the presentations today, but the presentations and everything running up to it was the manager.”

Gerrard hails thrilling Liverpool win at QPR | Premiership News | Tribal Football

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Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard was delighted with their 3-0 win at QPR. Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard was delighted with their 3-0 win at QPR.Liverpool settled the issue with three goals in 13 ruthless first-half minutes, with an electric Luis Suarez bagging two and Daniel Agger the other.”I wouldn’t say it was easy, that would be disrespectful to QPR, they are having a tough time,” Gerrard told Sky Sports.”If we started well we knew we could quieten the crowd and that was the best we’ve played this season in the first half.”The plan was for us to get more goals, but Harry Redknapp is a top manager and QPR changed things in the second half so credit to them.”As to Suarez, Gerrard added: “He’s been brilliant ever since he came here. He’s a magician.”These clubs have to play him twice a season but we have to play against him every day!”

QPR boss Redknapp tightlipped on transfer plans after thrashing | Premiership News | Tribal Football

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QPR boss Harry Redknapp was tightlipped on his January transfer plans after defeat to Liverpool. QPR boss Harry Redknapp was tightlipped on his January transfer plans after defeat to Liverpool.Redknapp needs reinforcements in January if QPR are to beat the drop, but was coy when asked about new faces.”I’m not sure, really,” he said. “We’ll see. If we can find the right players, get one or two in to make the difference.”We need to get Bobby Zamora fit to give us a target up there. He could make a difference.”

Man Utd fullback Evra: I'll rest when I retire! | Premiership News | Tribal Football

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Manchester United fullback Patrice Evra says he doesn’t need to rest.Evra has been described as a “warrior” by Sir Alex Ferguson given his amazing fitness. Manchester United fullback Patrice Evra says he doesn’t need to rest.Evra has been described as a “warrior” by Sir Alex Ferguson given his amazing fitness.”I am lucky to play a lot of games,” said Evra, who was starting his 22nd game of the season. “Until I can’t run, I will ask to play. I will rest when I retire. That is the name of my game.”

Liverpool's Cole enters QPR transfer talks | Transfers | Tribal Football

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QPR have entered talks with Liverpool midfielder Joe Cole.Sky Sports says Cole has opened talks with QPR about a move to London. QPR have entered talks with Liverpool midfielder Joe Cole.Sky Sports says Cole has opened talks with QPR about a move to London.QPR manager Harry Redknapp hopes to take advantage and take former West Ham United colleague Cole to Loftus Road to help in their fight against Premier League relegation.

Redknapp adamant QPR can still beat drop | Premiership News | Tribal Football

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QPR boss Harry Redknapp insists they can still beat the drop after defeat to Liverpool. QPR boss Harry Redknapp insists they can still beat the drop after defeat to Liverpool.Redknapp admits QPR were “run ragged” at Loftus Road but, despite that and his team’s predicament, is confident he can turn things around.”I think we’ll stay up still,” the Rs boss said. “You’ll think we’re mad, but I think we will stay up.”I only want positive people around me, I said that in the dressing room.”Those that are moping around, the subs that are not playing, are not playing because they’re no good.”If they had been any good, I’d be picking them. I don’t need miserable faces, I don’t need them around me.”I need people who are upbeat. The next two games are unbelievable, Chelsea away and Tottenham at home – two of the best teams in the country.”They are difficult games, but we’ve got to keep going and I still think we’ll do it.”

Hoffenheim striker Joselu hopes for Real Madrid return | Transfers | Tribal Football

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Hoffenheim striker Joselu would welcome the chance to return to Real Madrid.Real are already aiming to buy-back Joselu’s former Castilla teammate Dani Carvajal from Bayer Leverkusen. Hoffenheim striker Joselu would welcome the chance to return to Real Madrid.Real are already aiming to buy-back Joselu’s former Castilla teammate Dani Carvajal from Bayer Leverkusen.”If things go well for me with Hoffenheim and Real Madrid wants me, of course I would like to return one day because we are talking about one of the best clubs in the world,” declared the striker.