Day: January 14, 2021

Boucher wants Kallis back in South African coaching set-up

JOHANNESBURG: South African head coach Mark Boucher (pix) said on Thursday that he wanted Jacques Kallis, his long-time friend and former batting star, back in his coaching set-up. Boucher was speaking on the eve of South Africa’s departure for Pakistan, where they will play two Test matches, starting in Karachi on January 26. Kallis, South …

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Arteta blames ‘fatigue’ as Arsenal lack ‘final third’ quality in bore draw with Crystal Palace

Arsenal and Crystal Palace played out a less than inspiring goalless draw at the Emirates in what wasn’t the most memorable of London derbies. Arsenal came into the game on the back of four successive wins, the Gunners having looked to have started to turn a corner after suffering what was their worst start to …

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Arteta admits ‘fatigued’ Arsenal missed injured star who is ‘real threat’

Mikel Arteta admitted that fatigue was creeping into Arsenal’s play as they failed to break down Crystal Palace. After getting back on track with four wins in a row recently, Arsenal’s streak of victories came to an end with a goalless draw against Palace. Arteta’s side were unable to create many chances of note, with …

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Lampard reveals Chelsea stars will practise celebrations after ban on hugs

Frank Lampard has revealed Chelsea will test out new goal celebrations in training after hugs, handshakes and high fives were reportedly banned by Premier League chiefs. The Blues boss is supportive of new measures, which are designed to restrict contact and reduce the risk of COVID-19 contagion within football. Premier League officials have been holding …

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Hodgson explains why Crystal Palace ‘deserved’ draw against Arsenal

Roy Hodgson believed his Crystal Palace side deserved their point against Arsenal and hopes their improvements in defence continue. Palace came away from the Emirates Stadium with a point after holding their hosts to a 0-0 draw. Arsenal had been in resurgent form in recent weeks, but Palace managed to keep them out to earn …

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