Category Archives: Tournaments

Arsenal superkid Oxlade-Chamberlain confident handling greater expectations | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Arsenal superkid Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain knows the pressure is on him to continue his progress this season.

Arsenal superkid Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain knows the pressure is on him to continue his progress this season.

His elevation to the England squad exceeded even Oxlade-Chamberlain’s expectations but the forward knows he cannot ease up, not with such fierce competition for places in Arsène Wenger’s line-up.

“I am taking it step by step and the first aim is to make sure I am fully fit for the start of the season, to get the best chance to get in the team,” he told arsenal.com.

“I know it won’t be easy. The new signings are really good while we have good talent here coming through. So if I do manage to get into the team, I need to try and stay in there.

“Being more of an attacking player, I need to score more goals and get more assists. That wins games and people notice of that. I will always put my own style on things, which is taking people on and try and be an exciting player to watch.”

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Pescara move for Man City winger Weiss | Transfers | Tribal Football

Serie A new-boys Pescara are chasing Manchester City winger Vladimir Weiss.

Serie A new-boys Pescara are chasing Manchester City winger Vladimir Weiss.

Gazzetta dello Sport says they are in advanced negotiations for Weiss, although Espanyol are weighing up whether to make an offer for the Slovenia international.

Weiss was on-loan at Espanyol last season.


Man Utd midfielder Cleverley excited about Team GB chances | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley is excited about Team GB’s Olympics chances.Cleverley insists there is enough ability in Stuart Pearce’s squad to challenge for a medal.

Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley is excited about Team GB’s Olympics chances.

Cleverley insists there is enough ability in Stuart Pearce’s squad to challenge for a medal.

He said: “There is everything in this squad — youth, experience, enthusiasm, speed, technical ability and a good manager.

“There is no reason why we can’t do well.

“It is a strong tournament but if we work hard and turn up on the day, I am sure we will be amongst the medals.”

Cleverley is fit after injuries last term wrecked an impressive start to his senior United career.

He added: “To be back playing is all I want to do. It is all I work for. Being back for the Olympics makes it even sweeter.”


Marseille fullback Cesar Azpilicueta: Chelsea want me | Transfers | Tribal Football

Olympique Marseille fullback Cesar Azpilicueta has revealed the interest of Chelsea.Azpilicueta has confirmed he is on Chelsea’s radar.

Olympique Marseille fullback Cesar Azpilicueta has revealed the interest of Chelsea.

Azpilicueta has confirmed he is on Chelsea‘s radar.

“It is flattering when you have clubs such as Chelsea interested in you, but there are other clubs interested as well,” the Spaniard said.


Man City leave Van Persie to Man Utd, Juventus | Transfers | Tribal Football

Manchester City have left the Robin van Persie to Manchester United and Juventus.

Manchester City have left the Robin van Persie to Manchester United and Juventus.

Sky Italia says the battle to sign Van Persie is a two-horse race between United and Juventus.

The Dutchman reportedly wants to join a club with “history and heraldry” according to the Italian source. Arsenal want at least £25million for their captain.


Chelsea make new £9M bid for Wigan attacker Moses | Transfers | Tribal Football

Chelsea have made a new bid for Wigan Athletic attacker Victor Moses.

Chelsea have made a new bid for Wigan Athletic attacker Victor Moses.

The London Evening Standard says Chelsea have lodged a new bid for Wigan striker Victor Moses that could be worth up to £9million.

Wigan have rejected three lower offers, which have also included taking Josh McEachran or Romelu Lukaku on loan from Chelsea.

Moses, 21, has one year left on his contract and is valued at more than £10m by chairman Dave Whelan, who is interested only in a cash deal.

It is understood the two clubs are close to reaching an agreement, with Chelsea prepared to pay £6m up front and another £3m in performance-related add-ons.


Powell delighted with first start for Man Utd in friendly win | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Manchester United midfielder Nick Powell was pleased to make his first start in their win over Shanghai Shenhua.

Manchester United midfielder Nick Powell was pleased to make his first start in their win over Shanghai Shenhua.

The new signing from Crewe Alexandra was shaken by a bone-jarring challenge involving Shouting Wang but continued before being withdrawn at the interval.

“I was fine,” he told MUTV afterwards. “It was just a little jolt and my leg’s okay. It did scare me but it’s fine.

“It was great to get my first start and I want a bit more time to show people what I can do. It’s a lot different to Crewe – they’re in Swindon at an army camp and I’m coming here to China so it’s ridiculous. I get on with most of them [team-mates] as they’re a great bunch of lads and happy to be with them.”