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.”

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Norwich signing Butterfield close to seeing action | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Norwich City boss Chris Hughton has welcomed the return to fitness of new signing Jacob Butterfield.The midfielder has arrived from Barnsley.

Norwich City boss Chris Hughton has welcomed the return to fitness of new signing Jacob Butterfield.

The midfielder has arrived from Barnsley.

“The good news with Jacob Butterfield, who is another we took with an injury and knew he was perhaps four or five weeks behind, is that he has now trained with the group,” said Hughton.

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.”

Man Utd confirmed as world's most valuable club | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Manchester United are now the most valuable club in the world after floating on the New York Stock Exchange.

Manchester United are now the most valuable club in the world after floating on the New York Stock Exchange.

The Manchester Evening News says United have been confirmed as the most valuable sports club in the world – but will rake in less than expected after they were forced to lower the price of their shares ahead of their US flotation.

The Reds will list on the New York Stock Exchange later today in a move that will see 16.7m shares, 10 per cent of the organisation, up for grabs.

And late yesterday evening the selling price for each share was set at around £8.95 ($14) giving the club an overall value of about £1.49bn ($2.32bn).

Despite putting them ahead of nearest challengers, Spanish giants Real Madrid, top US baseball outfit New York Yankees and the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys, the selling price is much lower than the $16 to $20 the Reds had previously hoped for.

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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Chivas USA signing Shalrie Joseph admits Heaps rift at New England Revolution | MLS News | Tribal Football

Chivas USA signing Shalrie Joseph admits he was happy to leave New England Revolution.Joseph cites differences with coach Jay Heaps for the departure.

Chivas USA signing Shalrie Joseph admits he was happy to leave New England Revolution.

Joseph cites differences with coach Jay Heaps for the departure.

He told thebentmusket.com: “There was a change of direction. He didn’t see me in his future plans. I didn’t like certain things that were going on, I don’t want to be specific. I still want to see the club do well, and I still want both of us to succeed in our careers. The best thing for me was to move on, find a different coaching staff, different team, and move on with my career. For me, it’s all about winning now, not in the future.

“I need a ring in my career, if I’m going to get that it has to be now. Coming down here gives me that opportunity, being in such a great environment, it’s an opportunity to be in the hunt for the playoffs.

“I thought this was the best place for me to be. In the last few days I’ve felt 100% secure in the decision, whether it be the players making me feel welcome or the coaches telling me exactly what they need from me, expecting me to make a huge impact right away.”

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.’’