Everton prospect Barkley enjoying progress at Sheffield Wednesday | Transfers | Tribal Football

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Everton midfielder Ross Barkley is enjoying his loan at Sheffield Wednesday. Everton midfielder Ross Barkley is enjoying his loan at Sheffield Wednesday.Barkley admits his loan spell at Sheffield Wednesday is doing him good after scooping the Yorkshire club’s player of the month award for October.“I have really enjoyed my time here so far,” said the 18-year-old upon receiving his award. “I feel as if I have made a lot of progress and that is the most important thing.“The manager [Dave Jones] and the coaching staff talk to me all the time and that’s a great help. I am playing regular football at a good level in the Championship so I am really pleased with how things are going.”

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Arsenal boss Wenger admits keeper selection dilemma | Premiership News | Tribal Football

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits he doesn’t know what he’ll do with his goalkeeper selection. Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits he doesn’t know what he’ll do with his goalkeeper selection.Vito Mannone featured in their draw at Champions League opponents Schalke, but Wojciech Szczesny is now fit.Wenger said: “We’ll see. I don’t look too much for coming problems. In my job you don’t miss problems. You miss more solutions, that at the moment is not a big problem. Mannone had a good game, he had a good game in Manchester for me as well. It is good, very interesting. His confidence gets better in every game.”

Everton boss Moyes sees Naismith as long-term project | Premiership News | Tribal Football

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Everton boss David Moyes rates Steven Naismith as a long-term investment.The Scotland international netted his first competitive goal for the Blues in last month’s 219th Merseyside derby. Everton boss David Moyes rates Steven Naismith as a long-term investment.The Scotland international netted his first competitive goal for the Blues in last month’s 219th Merseyside derby.That goal came almost a year to the day after Naismith’s last game for Rangers – a fateful match at Aberdeen that saw him withdrawn in the 24th minute after sustaining a cruciate knee ligament injury.Moyes told evertonfc.com: “I do think the goal was important because Steven is coming back from a cruciate injury. He had a first cruciate earlier in his career at Glasgow Rangers.”I spoke to Walter Smith at the time and he said it took him a while to come back. Now he has had his second cruciate so we’re still waiting on him a little but he did well in the game (against Liverpool), scored his goal and it will give him that extra confidence. He will be a good, steady Everton player over time.”

Man Utd winger Brady happy with Hull move | Transfers | Tribal Football

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Manchester United winger Robbie Brady is happy with his loan move to Hull City.Brady was also interesting Wolves. Manchester United winger Robbie Brady is happy with his loan move to Hull City.Brady was also interesting Wolves.”I think Manchester United going out of the League [Capital One] Cup was probably the catalyst for coming back here,” Brady told City’s official website. “The time was right to come out on loan and I’m just looking forward to playing and helping Hull City along the right way.”A couple of phone calls were made [on Monday] and, as soon as I found out there was a chance of coming back here, I was more than happy to head on over.”

Walcott tells Arsenal boss Wenger: I DESERVE to be starter | Premiership News | Tribal Football

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Theo Walcott is demanding a regular start for Arsenal after his goal in their 2-2 draw at Champions League opponents Schalke. Theo Walcott is demanding a regular start for Arsenal after his goal in their 2-2 draw at Champions League opponents Schalke.The England winger netted the 18th-minute opener in Germany on only his fourth start of the season.He said: “I just want to play and, hopefully, I can have a run in the team. I feel I fully deserve it.”We will try to win our last couple of group games – that is all we can do. If we do that we’ll get into the Champions League knockout stages and that’s the main thing.”Off the pitch, Walcott has seen talks over a new contract drag on.When asked if he has been frozen out because of ongoing negotiations, the 23-year-old added: “You’ll have to ask the manager. I can’t answer that.“I just want to play for this team and hopefully we’ll win the Premier League.”

Tottenham coach Inglethorpe looking forward to NextGen clash at Barcelona | Premiership News | Tribal Football

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Tottenham U18 coach Alex Inglethorpe is looking forward to their trip to Barcelona.Spurs face Barca in their latest NextGen group game. Tottenham U18 coach Alex Inglethorpe is looking forward to their trip to Barcelona.Spurs face Barca in their latest NextGen group game.Inglethorpe told the Spurs website: “I’m not sure how many opportunities you get as a professional footballer to play in Barcelona.”Since I’ve been at the club we’ve played them once in a tournament, a semi-final that we won, once at White Hart Lane in the NextGen and the first team played them in the Wembley Cup in pre-season in 2009.”In terms of playing away at Barcelona, the club hasn’t done that for a long time. That being the case, it’s an opportunity some of the players might not have again so I don’t want them to have any regrets.”It’s good we’ve played them recently and although we didn’t win that game, there’s certainly no fear attached to playing them. We know we can play better than we did that night at White Hart Lane, but even in not playing well, we certainly matched them in footballing terms that night.”

Liverpool skipper Gerrard: I'd still like to play for Mourinho | Transfers | Tribal Football

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Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard admits he’d still love to play for Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho. Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard admits he’d still love to play for Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho.Mourinho almost persuaded him to join Chelsea in 2004 and 2005 — a period when he led the Blues to two Premier League titles and a League Cup.But Mourinho did not give up the chase and renewed his interest as Real Madrid boss, saying he could never understand why Gerrard, 32, was still at under-achieving Liverpool.Now the Anfield skipper has confirmed: “I would like to play for Mourinho, the Special One.”Despite winning a Champions League trophy, a UEFA Cup, two FA Cups and three League Cups in his 14 years at Liverpool, Gerrard still does not possess an elusive Premier League winner’s medal.The lack of major honours at Anfield has often led to interest in the England skipper from some of Europe’s most successful clubs.But the Kop idol remained loyal to his boyhood team.When asked about the interest from Mourinho when he was Chelsea boss, Gerrard said: “Liverpool weren’t really challenging at the time, so there was something to think about.“But I ended up saying ‘no’ and a year later I said ‘no’ again. But he came back when he arrived at Real Madrid two years ago.“I look at some players who get interest from clubs like Real Madrid and Barcelona and they cause absolute wars to get out and get there.“But that has never been me and, again, it just wasn’t going to happen.”

Tottenham rival Liverpool for Schalke striker Huntelaar | Transfers | Tribal Football

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Tottenham have joined Liverpool’s pursuit of Schalke striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar. Tottenham have joined Liverpool’s pursuit of Schalke striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar.The London Evening Standard says Huntelaar is a January target for Tottenham as the Schalke forward could be available for a reduced fee of about £7million during the next transfer window.Huntelaar is off contract in June and also a target for Liverpool.Spurs have looked at Huntelaar twice before — when he left Real Madrid to join Milan in 2009, and again when he was made available by the Italian club the following summer.

Trio of youngsters receive first Socceroos call-up ahead of South Korea friendly | Australia/Asia News | Tribal Football

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Holger Osieck has named his 19-man Australia squad for next week’s international friendly with Korea Republic. Holger Osieck has named his 19-man Australia squad for next week’s international friendly with Korea Republic.The Socceroos take on the Taeguk Warriors at the Hwaseong Stadium, Hwaseong on Wednesday 14 November with Osieck handing first call ups to a trio of young guns.Melbourne Heart’s Aziz Behich, Central Coast Mariners’ Tomas Rogic and Red Star Belgrade’s Eli Babalj have all been included along with recalled players Mathew Leckie (FSV Frankfurt 1899), Mathew Ryan (Central Coast Mariners) and Michael Thwaite (Perth Glory).Regulars Lucas Neill, Mark Schwarzer, Carl Valeri and Luke Wilkshire are all in the Socceroos squad who are ranked 34th in FIFA rankings and are preparing to meet the South Koreans who find themselves 25th in the world.Australia squad for Korea Republic friendlyGoalkeepersMathew Ryan (Central Coast Mariners)Mark Schwarzer (Fulham)DefendersAziz Behich (Melbourne Heart)Ryan McGowan (Heart of Midlothian)Lucas Neill (Al-Wasl)Matthew Spiranovic (Al Arabi)Michael Thwaite (Perth Glory)Luke Wilkshire (Dinamo Moscow)MidfieldersJames Holland (Austria Wien)Matt McKay (Busan I’Park)Tommy Oar (FC Utrecht)Tom Rogic (Central Coast Mariners)Adam Sarota (FC Utrecht)Carl Valeri (Sassuolo)ForwardsEli Babalj (Red Star Belgrade)Alex Brosque (Al-Ain)Mathew Leckie (FSV Frankfurt 1899)Nikita Rukavytsya (FSV Mainz 05)Archie Thompson (Melbourne Victory)

Shakhtar star Willian out to impress Chelsea, Spurs scouts | Transfers | Tribal Football

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Shakhtar Donetsk star Willian will put himself in the Premier League shop window tonight at Champions League opponents Chelsea.Willian is a target for Chelsea, Tottenham and Manchester City. Shakhtar Donetsk star Willian will put himself in the Premier League shop window tonight at Champions League opponents Chelsea.Willian is a target for Chelsea, Tottenham and Manchester City.”It’s a very important match for us, we respect Chelsea, they are very strong at home, the crowd will put pressure on us from the start but we hope we can get the win,” he stressed.”Each match has its own history, they will try to win as it’s important, they will have their best team out and try to get a good result.”Chelsea have good players and whoever replaces him will play well, Ashley is a very good player but I’m sure it’s not going to change the match.”