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Chelsea boss Di Matteo has no doubts over Terry | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Chelsea boss Roberto di Matteo has no doubts about John Terry heading into the new season.

Chelsea boss Roberto di Matteo has no doubts about John Terry heading into the new season.

Terry is facing a Football Association charge for his clash with Anton Ferdinand that took place last October. At Westminster Magistrates’ Court last month, the Chelsea captain was cleared of racially abusing the Queens Park Rangers defender but faces a potentially lengthy ban if the FA decide to find him guilty.

Di Matteo is adamant Terry won’t be distracted but asked about the FA charge, he said: “That’s a very delicate issue. I’ll keep my thoughts private. I don’t think it will affect his performances. He’s dealt with situations like this before, and dealt with it very well. So I have no concerns about his state of mind.”

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McDermott delighted with depth of Reading squad | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Reading boss Brian McDermott is delighted with the depth of his squad.

Reading boss Brian McDermott is delighted with the depth of his squad.

McDermott is just pleased to have spent the summer assembling a competitive squad, instead of selling to keep the club on an even footing.

He said: “Everyone will have their view, but that’s a good thing. If Nick Shorey or Ian Harte starts at left-back then I think everyone in the crowd will be happy. I’ve also got Chris Gunter and Shaun Cummings at right-back and four centre-backs. It’s a good position to be in.”

Kightly confident no lingering rift with new Stoke teammate Etherington | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Former Wolves winger Michael Kightly is confident of a warm welcome to Stoke City.

Former Wolves winger Michael Kightly is confident of a warm welcome to Stoke City.

Kightly laughed off an on-field spat with Matthew Etherington last season during the game between Stoke and Wolves at the Brit last season after revealing the two already know each other away from football.

“It was a heat-of-the-moment thing. It was just two players passionate about playing football and wanting to win,” he recalled to The Sentinel.

“I’ve known Matty for a few years through mutual friends, and you never hold any grudges over those kind of things.”

Stoke signing Kightly determined to prove success | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Former Wolves winger Michael Kightly is determined to prove a success at Stoke City.Kightly is determined to become just as big a favourite with Stokies as he was with the Molineux faithful.

Former Wolves winger Michael Kightly is determined to prove a success at Stoke City.

Kightly is determined to become just as big a favourite with Stokies as he was with the Molineux faithful.

“I want people to make their own opinion of me,” he said, “but I like to score goals and create them, and hopefully I can do both of those.

“At Wolves I was a fans’ favourite, and hopefully I can make the Stoke fans like me and the way I play too.

“I always give 110 per cent week-in, week-out and will hopefully chip in with a few goals, a few assists and some exciting play too, so I’m sure the Stoke fans will grow to like me as well.”

Norwich boss Hughton excited about Snodgrass impact | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Norwich City boss Chris Hughton is delighted with their signing of Leeds United winger Robert Snodgrass.

Norwich City boss Chris Hughton is delighted with their signing of Leeds United winger Robert Snodgrass.

The Scotland international was again a creative influence during the Canaries’ best spells following his impressive debut at MK Dons prior to the weekend, and Hughton is convinced he can inflict plenty of damage on Premier League defences.

“We played Robert in a position he has played before and he did it very well,” Hughton told the Pink ‘Un. “Predominantly in his career he would have played more games on the right-hand side of midfield, but it was something I wanted to have a look at and a new shape.

“I was delighted. I know he can play that role because he is a good player and he has played there before – he is a player that likes to get on the ball but he will work for the team as well in that position. Certainly he is a player that can play there for us.”

Everton boss Moyes prepared to wait for Naismith potential | Premiership News | Tribal Football

David Moyes is not getting carried with Steven Naismith’s performance despite him scoring a hat-trick on Wednesday night.

David Moyes is not getting carried with Steven Naismith’s performance despite him scoring a hat-trick on Wednesday night.

The Scottish international only joined the Toffees on a free transfer in July.

Moyes told the club’s official site: “He had a great opening and he’s a player who’s got a goal in him, we know that.

“Hopefully when we get him right – because you’ve got to remember he’s missed nine months of football and we’re not rushing things with him – hopefully we’ll see a few more goals from him.

“In the end I think he’ll be a good Everton player and we’ll just need to give him time.

“I don’t want people to think it’ll happen overnight.”

 

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New York Red Bulls pleased with Luis Robles deal | MLS News | Tribal Football

New York Red Bulls management are pleased with their deal for Luis Robles.The American goalkeeper has been signed from Kaiserslautern.

New York Red Bulls management are pleased with their deal for Luis Robles.

The American goalkeeper has been signed from Kaiserslautern.

“He’s a big, strong athletic goalkeeper, those are attributes I look for in any goalkeeper,’’ keepers coach Todd Hoffard told the New York Post. “Obviously somebody of his stature, he’s got an international under his belt and has also played in the Bundesliga and brings a wealth of experience along with that. If you’re played in the Bundesliga, you must be pretty good.

“But I’ve seen him play some games from the last several years and was impressed by his abilities. I think he’s going to add more experience to our goalkeeping core, and on the competitive side it can only help.’’