Kompany delighted with new long-term Man City contract | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has signed a new six-year contract.Kompany has signed a new six-year contract with the Barclays Premier League champions.

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has signed a new six-year contract.

Kompany has signed a new six-year contract with the Barclays Premier League champions.

The 26-year-old Belgium defender, who last season led City to their first top-flight crown since 1968, was delighted to commit his long-term future to the club.

He told mcfc.co.uk: “For me if you are good somewhere then there is no reason to look elsewhere.

“Man City as a project is not just a project of the owners or the people employed by the club; it is also my project.

“I have been here since the beginning and I have seen everything at the club change inside and out. I have the feeling that I have contributed to it too. It is good to know that I can be at City for another six years. It is a compliment that the club feels so highly of me.”

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Liverpool owner Henry slaughters Dalglish reign: Players weren't responding | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Liverpool owner John W Henry has given a disparaging review of Kenny Dalglish’s reign as manager last season.

Liverpool owner John W Henry has given a disparaging review of Kenny Dalglish‘s reign as manager last season.

Henry says Dalglish and No2 Steve Clarke, now in charge of West Bromwich Albion, failed to inspire the players.

“I think you could say the response to Kenny and Steve (from the players) was lacking,” Henry told the Daily Mail. “The play was lacking, so that entered into our considerations.

“When I first discussed with Kenny making a change before he took the job, he spoke about that if he ever were to take it and we danced around it, we discussed what role he would take at some point.

“Kenny did say that if it was the manager’s job, he would only do it until we had the right young man to come in for the long term. We spoke about it two or three times before he actually took the job.

“He was always saying no one man is bigger than the club. Everyone knows what it meant when he came back, how he brought all the disparate elements back together.

“There were a lot of different directions and he unified the club internally and externally. He did an incredible job of getting us all on the same page.”

Chelsea boss Di Matteo welcomes Oscar transfer coup | Transfers | Tribal Football

Chelsea boss Roberto di Matteo is delighted to have clinched the signing of Internacional midfielder Oscar.

Chelsea boss Roberto di Matteo is delighted to have clinched the signing of Internacional midfielder Oscar.

The 20-year-old arrives from Internacional to join compatriots David Luiz and Ramires in the first-team squad, though he is currently on Olympic duty having helped beat Team GB in a friendly last week.

“He is a fantastic player, one of the youngest to push through to the Brazilian national team and he will be a fantastic signing for us,” Di Matteo said.

“Oscar is a very exciting young talent, a creative midfield player who scores goals. He will add a lot of options and solutions for us in midfield.”

Arteta: Cazorla would be unbelievable for Arsenal | Transfers | Tribal Football

Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta has backed their pursuit of Malaga winger Santi Cazorla.

Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta has backed their pursuit of Malaga winger Santi Cazorla.

Arteta cannot hide his excitement at the prospect of linking up with the 27-year-old star.

The former Everton midfielder said: “I cannot talk about the actual situation but I can say that I know him as a player really well.

“And he’s a top, top player. He has got unbelievable quality and talent and that is all I can say.”

Western Sydney Wanderers team up with NRMA to play at Parramatta Stadium | Australia/Asia News | Tribal Football

Official release from Western Sydney Wanderers

Official release from Western Sydney Wanderers

NRMA Insurance were today unveiled as the Naming Rights and Major Sponsor of the Western Sydney Wanderers FC for their inaugural Hyundai A-League season.

The 3-year partnership with one of Australia’s leading Insurance companies provides a firm foundation for Australia’s newest, oldest professional football club.

The NRMA Insurance Western Sydney Wanderers FC Executive Chairman Lyall Gorman said that the partnership with NRMA Insurance is a perfect fit for the club.

“NRMA Insurance has such a distinguished history and proud association with Western Sydney. To secure this blue-chip company as our first Naming Rights and Major Sponsor is a huge coup for this club,” said Gorman.

“They can see the huge potential for success in this football club and are closely aligned with us on the grass roots and community foundations that the Wanderers will be built upon.

“This is a landmark moment for the Western Sydney community.”

The newest A-League club also announced they would make Parramatta Stadium their home venue.

The announcement of Parramatta Stadium as the NRMA Insurance Western Sydney Wanderers FC home ground comes after an overwhelming amount of support for the venue from the fans throughout the fan forums and online surveys conducted throughout Western Sydney during May and June.

 
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Settled defence will bode well in Champions League – Celtic keeper Forster | Scottish Football News | Tribal Football

Celtic goalkeeper Fraser Forster feels a settled back four will go a long way to helping the club achieve their goals this season.

Celtic goalkeeper Fraser Forster feels a settled back four will go a long way to helping the club achieve their goals this season.

The 24-year old gloveman is now a permanent Parkhead fixture after spending the last two seasons on loan following his shift from Newcastle United this summer.

Forster is now preparing for the upcoming Champions League qualifiers against Finnish club HJK Helsinki, which begin on August 1 at Parkhead, and he insists that a steady defensive unit at the back will assist the team in moving through to Europe’s premier club competition proper.

“It’s important to have a settled back four as it affects me as a goalkeeper,” said Forster.

“When we went on a great run last season it was almost the same 11 players who played every week.

“It’s most important to have a solid back unit and spine.

“This is as big a game as I’ve played in at Celtic.

“Every player in the changing room wants to be in the Champions League.”

 
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Southampton now in for Celtic’s Kayal | Transfers | Tribal Football

Southampton are looking to make a move for Celtic midfielder Beram Kayal according to SunSport.

Southampton are looking to make a move for Celtic midfielder Beram Kayal according to SunSport.

The Saints, who have previously showed considerable interest in Celtic striker Gary Hooper, now want to return to Parkhead with a bid for the Israeli international.

The report suggests that Southampton boss Nigel Adkins is prepared to pay £5million for 24-year old Kayal who is set to soon fully recover from an ankle injury that kept him out for the second half of last season.

 
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