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  1. Palace at full strength

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    Tony Pulis is set to have a full squad available when Crystal Palace host Liverpool in the Barclays Premier League on Monday.Midfielder Kagisho Dikgacoi missed last Sunday's 2-0 defeat against Manchester City but Pulis is optimistic all his players w...

    Preview | Conversation | May 04, 2014
  2. Bertran remains upbeat

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    Osasuna defender Marc Bertran remains optimistic his side can pull off another great escape as they find themselves embroiled in the Primera Division relegation dogfight yet again.Barring a couple of exceptions - most notably in 2006 when they finish...

    Preview | Conversation | April 03, 2014
  3. Contra confident of survival

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    Getafe coach Cosmin Contra remains optimistic about his team's hopes of avoiding relegation, despite the fact they have not won in their last 15 Primera Division matches.The Romanian is still without a victory since he took charge of the Madrid side ...

    Preview | Conversation | March 29, 2014
  4. Montpellier v Bordeaux: Preview

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    Bordeaux boss Francis Gillot is optimistic his team can pull off a big finish to their Ligue 1 season in their 10 remaining matches.Les Girondins head into Sunday's away game against Montpellier lying eight points behind fourth-placed St Etienne and ...

    Preview | Conversation | March 15, 2014
  5. Wenger in optimistic mood

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    #INSERT type:video END# Manager Arsene Wenger sees no reason why Arsenal cannot pull off another shock result when they look to upset Bayern Munich in the Allianz Arena once again on Wednesday night.The Gunners head out to Bavaria looking to overtur...

    Preview | Conversation | March 10, 2014
  6. Stade Rennes v Guingamp: Preview

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    Ola Toivonen is optimistic that his good start as a Rennes player will continue in Saturday's Ligue 1 derby clash with Brittany rivals Guingamp at the Stade de la Route de Lorient.Since joining Rennes in January from Dutch outfit PSV Eindhoven, Swede...

    Preview | Conversation | February 28, 2014
  7. Hamburg SV v Borussia Dortmund: Preview

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    Hamburg coach Mirko Slomka is optimistic about his side's chances of ending a seven-game losing streak in the Bundesliga by beating Borussia Dortmund this weekend.Slomka is preparing for his first game in charge having replaced Bert van Marwijk this ...

    Preview | Conversation | February 21, 2014
  8. Rovers waiting on Harrold

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    Bristol Rovers manager John Ward is hopeful Matt Harrold will return to face Accrington on Tuesday night.The former Wycombe forward missed Saturday's 3-1 win over Newport with a knee injury but the Pirates are optimistic he will be able to return aga...

    Preview | Conversation | January 27, 2014
  9. Murillo optimistic of success

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    Colombian defender Jeison Murillo is confident Granada can repeat their free-scoring Real Valladolid victory against Osasuna in Saturday's La Liga clash.The 21-year-old fired an acrobatic overhead kick to spark Granada's 4-0 thrashing of relegation b...

    Preview | Conversation | January 17, 2014
  10. Mascherano sees signs of progress

    #INSERT type:image subtype:lead caption:Javier Mascherano played in Argentina's 0-0 draw with Ecuador on Friday. END# Argentina midfielder Javier Mascherano is optimistic ahead of a friendly meeting with Bosnia-Herzegovina in St Louis, the South Ame...

    Preview | Conversation | November 17, 2013
  11. Clarke thinks Baggies will improve

    West Brom boss Steve Clarke has been reluctant to talk about specific targets ahead of the new campaign but is optimistic his team can be even "better and stronger" than they were in his impressive first season in charge.Clarke took over as Albion he...

    Preview | Conversation | August 16, 2013
  12. AS Nancy Lorraine v Bastia: Preview

    Nancy president Jacques Rousselot gave an optimistic assessment of his side's survival prospects ahead of tomorrow's key encounter with Bastia at Stade Marcel Picot.With two games of the Ligue 1 season remaining, Nancy find themselves in the bottom t...

    Preview | Conversation | May 17, 2013
  13. FC Augsburg v SpVgg Greuther Furth: Preview

    Augsburg coach Markus Weinzierl is optimistic about his side's chances going into tomorrow's relegation decider against Greuther Furth.His side need to better the result of Fortuna Dusseldorf to step out of the bottom three for the first time all sea...

    Preview | Conversation | May 17, 2013
  14. Battle to avoid the wooden spoon

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    Scotland and Serbia's World Cup dreams are in tatters and the battle now is to avoid qualification humiliation, writes Mark Lomas.

    Preview | Conversation | March 21, 2013
  15. Lyon v Lorient: Preview

    Coach Remi Garde is optimistic Lyon's cruel European exit will not have a negative impact on their campaign to win the Ligue 1 title.Lyon looked to be going through to the last 16 of the Europa League when they led Tottenham on away goals heading int...

    Preview | Conversation | February 23, 2013
  16. Anzhi wait on Eto'o

    Anzhi Makhachkala boss Guss Hiddink is optimistic striker Samuel Eto'o will be fit to play in the Europa League clash at home to Hannover.The former Barcelona frontman has been struggling with a back complaint, but Hiddink believes he should be okay ...

    Preview | Conversation | February 13, 2013