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  1. Cowan missing for Cowdenbeath

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    David Cowan (groin) is Cowdenbeath's only absentee as they return to Central Park after two fine away performances to face Queen of the South.The Blue Brazil welcome back Nat Wedderburn after injury as they look to build on their win at Dundee and dr...

    Preview | Conversation | December 27, 2013
  2. Bruce bemoans hectic schedule

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    Hull manager Steve Bruce was left to bemoan the "ridiculous" festive fixture programme after his side were struck by injury problems at the worst possible time.The Tigers won praise for their wholehearted performance against Manchester United on Boxi...

    Preview | Conversation | December 27, 2013
  3. Lambert upbeat despite poor form

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    Paul Lambert heads into Boxing Day buoyed by Aston Villa's performance at Stoke even though it ended in a third straight defeat.Villa have back-to-back games at Villa Park this week, with Crystal Palace the visitors on Thursday followed by Swansea tw...

    Preview | Conversation | December 24, 2013
  4. VfL Wolfsburg v VfB Stuttgart: Preview

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    Rani Khedira is determined to forge his own identity aside from his brother Sami when Stuttgart head to Wolfsburg on Saturday.The 19-year-old earned praise for his performance last weekend as Stuttgart returned to winning ways with a 4-2 win at Hanno...

    Preview | Conversation | December 13, 2013
  5. Internazionale v Parma: Preview

    Inter Milan coach Walter Mazzarri has criticised his side's midweek Coppa Italia performance against Trapani and has demanded a drastic improvement in Sunday's match against Parma.The Giallorossi edged the Serie B outfit 3-2 on Wednesday having led 3...

    Preview | Conversation | December 07, 2013
  6. Werder Bremen v Bayern Munich: Preview

    Having been ruled out for the rest of 2013, Werder Bremen goalkeeper Sebastian Mielitz says he will ''come back stronger than ever before."Mielitz was dropped by Robin Dutt after recent criticism of his performances, and the Bremen coach says he wil...

    Preview | Conversation | December 06, 2013
  7. Lazio v Napoli: Preview

    Lazio coach Vladimir Petkovic has criticised his side's performance at Sampdoria and has demanded a drastic improvement in Monday's match against Napoli.The Biancoceleste were held to a 1-1 draw by 10-man Samp last weekend, much to Petkovic's frustra...

    Preview | Conversation | December 01, 2013
  8. Lawson out to continue improvement

    Motherwell midfielder Paul Lawson is looking to build on his impressive performance against Kilmarnock last weekend after admitting unhappiness with his form following his summer move from Ross County.Lawson made only his fourth Scottish Premiership ...

    Preview | Conversation | November 29, 2013
  9. Arsenal v Marseille: Preview

    Arsenal will soon seen the best of club-record signing Mesut Ozil, according to manager Arsene Wenger.The GBP;42.5million deadline-day arrival from Real Madrid has returned somewhat subdued performances in recent weeks, and was rested by Germany for the...

    Preview | Conversation | November 25, 2013
  10. Netherlands v Colombia: Preview

    Arjen Robben knows Holland need to improve on their last performance against Japan when they face Colombia at the Amsterdam ArenA on Tuesday night.Holland surrendered a two-goal lead as Japan hit back in their international friendly to draw 2-2 at th...

    Preview | Conversation | November 18, 2013
  11. Etxebarria has Levante in sights

    Athletic Bilbao midfielder Benat Etxebarria has declared that he and his team-mates are determined to compensate for their poor performance at Atletico Madrid last weekend by beating Levante on Saturday.The Basques were defeated 2-0 by Diego Simeone'...

    Preview | Conversation | November 08, 2013
  12. Simeone expecting tough evening

    Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has warned against expecting his side to produce a similar performance to last weekend's 5-0 thrashing of Real Betis when they face Granada on Thursday.Los Rojiblancos kept up the pressure on league leaders Barcelo...

    Preview | Conversation | October 30, 2013
  13. Chievo Verona v Fiorentina: Preview

    Fiorentina will be looking to maintain momentum when they take on strugglers Chievo in Verona on Sunday following their recent impressive performances.The Viola go into this weekend's match in high spirits after a 3-0 Europa League triumph over Pandu...

    Preview | Conversation | October 26, 2013
  14. France v Australia: Preview

    Australia coach Holger Osieck will be fighting to save his job when the Socceroos face France at the Parc des Princes.A 6-0 drubbing by Brazil has cranked up the pressure on Osieck to mastermind a strong performance in the friendly in Paris or his da...

    Preview | Conversation | October 10, 2013
  15. Berahino in line for first start

    West Brom forward Saido Berahino could make his first Barclays Premier League start against Arsenal on Sunday after his match-winning performance against Manchester United last weekend.Albion head coach Steve Clarke could be without strikers Victor A...

    Preview | Conversation | October 05, 2013
  16. Pellegrini undecided on Hart

    Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini insists he still has faith in Joe Hart but is yet to decide if he will start this weekend.City and England goalkeeper Hart is under intense scrutiny after another error-strewn performance in Wednesday's Champion...

    Preview | Conversation | October 04, 2013