Solskjaer defends Pogba after costly pen miss
19 Aug
2019
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Solskjaer defends Pogba after costly pen miss »

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Following Paul Pogba’s penalty miss against Wolves, the FC crew share their thoughts on who should take the spot kicks for Read more…

Azpilicueta defends selection of Abraham and Mount after Mourinho criticism
12 Aug
2019
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Azpilicueta defends selection of Abraham and Mount after Mourinho criticism »

Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta has staunchly defended homegrown pair Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount after criticism from Jose Mourinho in the wake of their 4-0 hammering at Manchester United. Former Blues boss Mourinho, speaking in his role as a pundit for Sky Sports, questioned the wisdom of including Mount and Abraham in the starting XI…

Di Biagio defends U21 tenure
23 Jun
2019
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Di Biagio defends U21 tenure »

Gigi Di Biagio explained his decision to drop Moise Kean for disciplinary reasons and defended his work in six years with the Under-21 Italy squad. They were among the favourites to win the European Championship as the host nation, but could well be out in the group stage despite a 3-1 win over Belgium. Inevitably,…

Davies defends under-fire Wales boss Giggs from ‘nitpicking’ critics
13 Jun
2019
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Davies defends under-fire Wales boss Giggs from ‘nitpicking’ critics »

Ben Davies insists the criticism of Wales manager Ryan Giggs after hurtful back-to-back Euro 2020 qualifying defeats is unfair. Wales’ hopes of making the finals next summer were dealt a severe setback with losses to Croatia and Hungary in the space of four days. Giggs’ side now trail Group E leaders Hungary by six points,…

Man City chief defends spending, blasts La Liga
26 May
2019
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Man City chief defends spending, blasts La Liga »

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The FC guys mention Manchester United’s ’99 treble winners and Arsenal’s ’98 side when questioning if Man City are the best Read more…

Balotelli defends Messi choice
2 May
2019
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Balotelli defends Messi choice »

Mario Balotelli has defended saying that Cristiano Ronaldo could not compare to Lionel Messi. “They’re the two best, but they’re not the same.” Balotelli caused controversy when he made the comment during Barcelona’s 3-0 win against Liverpool in the Champions League semi-finals last night, and the Italy international went live on social media to justify…

Gary Lineker defends wild celebrations after Messi free-kick against Liverpool
2 May
2019
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Gary Lineker defends wild celebrations after Messi free-kick against Liverpool »

Gary Lineker has responded to criticism of his frenzied celebrations of Lionel Messi’s stunning free-kick goal against Liverpool, saying he was simply “celebrating greatness”. Footage posted on Twitter showed the BT Sport host screaming “wow” and hugging pundit Rio Ferdinand after the Barcelona captain fired in the third goal of the Champions League semi-final tie.…

Unai Emery defends Arsenal’s mentality as their away struggles continue
14 Apr
2019
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Unai Emery defends Arsenal’s mentality as their away struggles continue »

Unai Emery has defended the mentality of his Arsenal squad as they continue to struggle away from home. The Gunners have won only five of their 15 Premier League games on the road this season, with three of those victories coming at the sides in the relegation zone. In stark contrast, results at the Emirates…