"But I am ready now. I think everyone is ready. It is what I do. It is what I have done since I was 16. I have been in professional football all my life so when it is taken away it feels odd. After a while you get that feeling again, that bug, and you want to get back to it." … [Read more...] about Sean Dyche interview: Burnley boss is expecting a different challenge
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"The biggest issue they've got is getting them up to speed physically without the group sessions and contact sessions," Lewin said. "Normally in a pre-season you would start off with a couple of weeks of very light training, close contact rather than full contact, and then building up into contact sessions. … [Read more...] about Premier League return: How long will it take for players to get fit?
On being the set-piece takers in the team… Gallagher: "I practise my free-kick routine every day - it's something I have always done since I was a young player and it's something I take pride in. I will take a few balls out after training and I'll be the last one back into the complex for dinner because I'm outside practising, even at this age. The penalty routine is something I came up with and it's served me really well. Daniel and I have got that relationship where whoever fancies it takes and, I believe, whoever takes it will put it in the back of the net." … [Read more...] about At home with… Preston duo Paul Gallagher and Daniel Johnson
A week of crucial meetings continues on Thursday when all other aspects of Project Restart will be discussed, including the league's contingency plans on relegation, the issue of the use of points-per-game - and the award of the Premier League title, if the season has to be curtailed. … [Read more...] about Premier League return date could be agreed this week
The lingering question that remained this season prior to the lockdown was whether or not Bayern Munich could go to Borussia Dortmund and get a result in the frenzied cauldron that is the Westfalenstadion on the day of Der Klassiker. Could they cope with the Yellow Wall? … [Read more...] about Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich: Does home advantage still exist without the fans?