Category Archives: Tournaments

Man Utd boss Ferguson: Johnstone deserved his chance | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson was pleased to give goalkeeper Sam Johnstone his debut in their 1-0 win over Shanghai Shenhua.

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson was pleased to give goalkeeper Sam Johnstone his debut in their 1-0 win over Shanghai Shenhua.

The young keeper came on at half-time for Anders Lindegaard as Ferguson remained true to his word in giving match-time to every member of the DHL tour squad.

“He didn’t have anything to do,” Ferguson told MUTV. “But he’s going to be a good keeper. We all know that he’s tremendously talented and he’s only 19 and is growing all the time, even if he is a big lad already.”

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Molde boss Solskjaer cools talk of move for Man Utd striker King | Transfers | Tribal Football

Molde boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has cooled talk of moving for Manchester United striker Josh King.

Molde boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has cooled talk of moving for Manchester United striker Josh King.

Solskjaer has played down a report in Romerikes Blad that he is trying to raid United for King.

King is being made available for loan by United this season.


Villa boss Lambert willing to sell Collins to West Ham | Transfers | Tribal Football

West Ham United have been encouraged in their pursuit of Aston Villa defender James Collins.

West Ham United have been encouraged in their pursuit of Aston Villa defender James Collins.

The London Evening Standard says the 28-year-old defender spent four years at Upton Park after joining from Cardiff in 2005 before making a move to Villa in 2009.

New Villa boss Paul Lambert is willing to let Collins leave for around £2million.


Fulham kids beaten by cops! | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Fulham’s kids have been beaten by cops!Fulham’s U21 team went down by a solitary goal to the Metropolitan Police in a pre-season friendly on Wednesday evening.

Fulham‘s kids have been beaten by cops!

Fulham‘s U21 team went down by a solitary goal to the Metropolitan Police in a pre-season friendly on Wednesday evening.

Kit Symons fielded several members of his Premier Academy League winning side from last year in what was a tight affair with both teams hitting the woodwork.


Fulham hand England U21 coach Wigley major youth role | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Fulham have named England U21 coach Steve Wigley as Academy Head of Coaching and U18 Coach.

Fulham have named England U21 coach Steve Wigley as Academy Head of Coaching and U18 Coach.

Wigley brings with him a wealth of experience from his time coaching at Southampton, Manchester City, Bolton, Bristol City and Hull City.

He told fulhamfc.com: “I am very much looking forward to this new challenge with Fulham and the U18s. I know they’ve made great progress in the last few seasons, so it’s a tough act to follow, but I’m confident I can ensure that we progress and push on to ensure delivery of top class players to the next level.”


Pulis planning more changes to Stoke squad | Transfers | Tribal Football

Stoke City boss Tony Pulis admits they’ll continue shaking up their squad this summer.Pulis says there’ll be more additions and departures.

Stoke City boss Tony Pulis admits they’ll continue shaking up their squad this summer.

Pulis says there’ll be more additions and departures.

He told The Sentinel: “We have irons in the fire, as we normally do. We’re just hoping one or two things drop for us. If we do sign a couple of players, they will be interesting players who will add to the squad and add to what we’ve done over the past five years.

“We have to move a couple of players on as well. There are certain players here who have had two or three years of being squad players and it’s time for them to move on. We’re hoping we can do that and ease the squad numbers and budget.”


Arsenal defender Vermaelen proud to take captaincy | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen is proud to be tour captain.Vermaelen was handed the captaincy in the absence of Robin van Persie.

Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen is proud to be tour captain.

Vermaelen was handed the captaincy in the absence of Robin van Persie.

“First of all I want to say that I am only captain for now,” he said. “Last year I was vice-captain for Arsenal and I was really proud to be in that role for such a big club.

“I dreamed to play for this club and to play an important role as a vice-captain. It makes me really happy to help the players and help the team go forward and win trophies this year.”