Watford join Middlesbrough in race to sign £9m Blackburn striker
Feb01

Watford join Middlesbrough in race to sign £9m Blackburn striker

Watford have reportedly joined Middlesbrough in the race to sign £9 million-rated Blackburn Rovers striker Jordan Rhodes, according to the Lancashire Telegraph. The Scotland international looked set to complete a move to Boro over the weekend after they agreed a fee with Rovers, however the move was called off yesterday due to a failure to agree personal terms. However, the deal is said to be back on as the close of the transfer...

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FA Cup fifth-round draw: Chelsea entertain Man City, holders Arsenal face Hull
Jan31

FA Cup fifth-round draw: Chelsea entertain Man City, holders Arsenal face Hull

Chelsea hosting Manchester City was the pick of the bunch as the Premier League giants will go head-to-head in the fifth-round of the Emirates FA Cup following the competition’s latest draw this evening. The defending league champions; who easily swept aside Championship outfit Milton Keynes Dons 5-1 this afternoon, will host Manuel Pellegrini’s side at Stamford Bridge on the weekend of February 19-22. Elsewhere; League...

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Lambert hails new signing Watt as Blackburn ease into round five of the FA Cup
Jan31

Lambert hails new signing Watt as Blackburn ease into round five of the FA Cup

Manager Paul Lambert was full of praise for new additions Tony Watt and Simeon Jackson as Blackburn Rovers made light work of Oxford United to breeze into the fifth-round of the FA Cup. A brace from winger Ben Marshall; who converted a first-half penalty and an exquisite free-kick in the second period, came either side of loan signing Watt’s driven low effort on his first appearance for the club to seal a comfortable 3-0 for the...

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Appleton: We looked like a five-a-side team
Jan31

Appleton: We looked like a five-a-side team

Oxford United boss Michael Appleton admitted his side looked like a five-a-side team as Blackburn Rovers ran out comfortable 3-0 winners from Saturday’s FA Cup fourth-round clash at the Kassam Stadium. The 40-year-old, who used to manage the Championship opponents back in 2013, says his group of giant killers that knocked out Premier League outfit Swansea City in the previous round were simply outclassed and overpowered by the...

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Mullins: Oxford United still fully focused on getting to Wembley
Jan31

Mullins: Oxford United still fully focused on getting to Wembley

Oxford United defender Johnny Mullins insists the League Two side will not wallow following their FA Cup fourth-round exit to Blackburn Rovers as the U’s have the perfect opportunity to redeem themselves with a trip to Wembley Stadium in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy final. Michael Appleton’s side, who were easily thrown aside by their Championship opponents 3-0 on Saturday afternoon at the Kassam Stadium, have a...

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FA Cup Report: Oxford United 0-3 Blackburn Rovers
Jan30

FA Cup Report: Oxford United 0-3 Blackburn Rovers

Blackburn Rovers booked their place in the fifth-round of the FA Cup after easing past Oxford United 3-0 at the Kassam Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Midfielder Ben Marshall scored twice for the Championship club, one from the penalty spot and the other with a wonderful free-kick, either side of debutant Tony Watt’s piercing strike on the stroke of half-time against the League Two hosts. Michael Appleton’s United; who were the giant...

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