Villa interested in Saint Etienne striker Aubameyang | Transfers | Tribal Football

Aston Villa are considering a move for Saint-Etienne striker Pierre Aubameyang, writes The Sunday People. Aston Villa are considering a move for Saint-Etienne striker Pierre Aubameyang, writes The Sunday People.The 23 year old is believed to be one of the strikers boss Paul Lambert has earmarked as Darren Bent’s replacement should he leave in the January transfer window.Aubameyang, who once said he would love to play in the Premier League, represented Gabon in the London Olympics, scoring once in three appearances. Click here to reach the No1 destination for hard news and exciting gossip on Aston Villa

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Chelsea to host Women’s Champions League final 2013 | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge ground will host the Women’s Champions League final in 2013. Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge ground will host the Women’s Champions League final in 2013.The 41,000-capacity stadium will stage the event on May 23, two days before the men’s Champions League final at Wembley.Uefa general secretary Gianni Infantino said: “The home of the men’s 2012 Champions League winners is the ideal venue to host this prestigious event.” The game is about opinions. Make yours heard! Join the tribalfootball.com nation on Facebook today: Facebook.com/tribalfootball

Man City boss Mancini avoids UEFA sanctions | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini will not face disciplinary action after confronting the referee following his side’s controversial 2-2 Champions League draw with Ajax. Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini will not face disciplinary action after confronting the referee following his side’s controversial 2-2 Champions League draw with Ajax.UEFA have confirmed that the incident was not reported by either Danish referee Peter Rasmussen or their match delegate at the Etihad Stadium.Mancini came onto the field after a stormy final few minutes in which Sergio Aguero had a goal disallowed and Mario Balotelli had a penalty appeal turned down.A UEFA spokesperson said: “Nothing was reported neither by the delegate nor by the referee. No disciplinary proceedings are opened.” Click here to reach the No1 destination for hard news and exciting gossip on Manchester City

Fluminense teenager Wallace heading for Chelsea | Transfers | Tribal Football

Chelsea are poised to sign teenage full-back Wallace for £4.4m from Fluminense. Chelsea are poised to sign teenage full-back Wallace for £4.4m from Fluminense.The Blues already own a 40% stake in the Brazilian and were granted first option on his services after allowing Deco to join Fluminense in 2010.It is reported that Wallace will not join up with the Premier League outfit until next summer, with the youngster set to be loaned back to Fluminese once an agreement is completed.Wallace’s agent has admitted in the past that a move to Europe is something he and his client have considered, but Fred Moraes has refused to comment on the latest Chelsea reports.He told Lancenet: “I can’t talk about this subject.” Click here to reach the No1 destination for hard news and exciting gossip on Chelsea

Tottenham hit back at threats to report fans over anti-semitic chants | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Tottenham have defended their fans after the Society of Black Lawyers threatened to make a complaint to police over their claims anti-Semitic abuse is taking place at White Hart Lane. Tottenham have defended their fans after the Society of Black Lawyers threatened to make a complaint to police over their claims anti-Semitic abuse is taking place at White Hart Lane.Although widely recognised as an insult, some Spurs fans proudly call themselves ‘Yids’ or ‘Yiddos’ and chant ‘Yid army’ at games as an act of defiance to those who discriminate against the club’s large Jewish following.Spurs responded to Herbert’s claims by defending their supporters and pointing out that their fans have in the past been subjected to taunts about the Holocaust.”Our position on this topic is very clear,” a Tottenham statement read.”The club does not tolerate any form of racist or abusive chanting. Our guiding principle in respect of the ‘Y-word’ is based on the point of law itself – the distinguishing factor is the intent with which it is used i.e. if it is used with the deliberate intention to cause offence.”This has been the basis of prosecutions of fans of other teams to date.”Our fans adopted the chant as a defence mechanism in order to own the term and thereby deflect anti-Semitic abuse. They do not use the term to others to cause any offence, they use it a chant amongst themselves.”The club believes that real anti-Semitic abuse such as hissing to simulate the noise of gas chambers is the real evil and the real offence. We believe this is the area that requires a determined and concerted effort from all parties and where we seek greater support to eradicate.” Click here to reach the No1 destination for hard news and exciting gossip on Tottenham

Arsenal’s Wilshere sees positive of one match ban | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere admits his upcoming one-match ban will give him the break he needs after missing the whole of last season with injury. Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere admits his upcoming one-match ban will give him the break he needs after missing the whole of last season with injury.”It’s disappointing to miss any game but, if I think about it another way, maybe it will be good for me to have a little break and come back for the Tottenham game (a week later).”It’s a long season so I need to take it easy a bit but I am looking forward.”Last night (Tuesday), I felt better than I did over the weekend and the weekend before that, so I am feeling better after each game.”Regarding his injury-enforced lay-off, Wilshere added: “I’d had a good season and was looking to push on so to have a setback like that was heartbreaking, but now I’m back.”I am still doing my maintenance work in the gym and am keeping fit. Every day I need to work hard and get back up to the level I was at.” Click here to reach the No1 destination for hard news and exciting gossip on Arsenal

Hearts director Fedotovas implores fans to invest before club dies | Scottish Football News | Tribal Football

Heart of Midlothian may not be around for too much longer if supporters do not invest in the cash-strapped club. Heart of Midlothian may not be around for too much longer if supporters do not invest in the cash-strapped club.That is the message from director Sergejus Fedotovas who has sent an open letter to Jambos fans in order to get things back on track at Tynecastle otherwise the club may be dead as early as next week.Hearts need around £1.80million to alleviate the possibility of becoming extinct and hope that the maroon side of Edinburgh digs in to avoid this potential disaster.“Without the support of fans there is, as we issue this note, a real risk that Heart of Midlothian Football Club could possibly play its last game next Saturday, November 17 against St Mirren,” read the letter.“This isn’t a bluff, this isn’t scaremongering, this is reality.“Without your help now, we could be entering the final days of the club’s existence. There are limited options for the board of directors to take to avoid the catastrophic consequences that a funding shortfall would mean for the club.“In a footballing sense alone Hearts will suffer an immediate 17-point penalty. This would just be the start of a painful process that could lead to far more damaging actions that threaten the very existence of the club.”Hearts are believed to owe owner Vladimir Romanov’s investment company, UBIG, a sum of around £22m and it has also become apparent that the HMRC are chasing an unpaid £450,000 bill with a tax tribunal additionally claiming £1.75m. The game is about opinions. Make yours heard! Join the tribalfootball.com nation on Facebook today: Facebook.com/tribalfootball

Barcelona win doesn’t ensure us qualification says Celtic boss | Scottish Football News | Tribal Football

Celtic manager Neil Lennon does not necessarily believe his sides superb 2-1 result over Barcelona last night gives them the right to move through to the next phase of the Champions League. Celtic manager Neil Lennon does not necessarily believe his sides superb 2-1 result over Barcelona last night gives them the right to move through to the next phase of the Champions League.The Scottish champions got the better of the Catalan powerhouse at Parkhead thanks to goals from Victor Wanyama and Tony Watt before Lionel Messi grabbed one back late which sees them sitting second on the Group G table on seven points, two behind last night’s opponents.Sitting in third position on four points is Celtic’s next test, Benfica, who they meet in Portugal on November 20 before a home fixture against bottom-of-the-table Spartak Moscow who have recorded three points.Despite the enormity of the Barcelona win, Lennon knows better than to predict whether or not his team will get through to the next stage, rather allowing his players to enjoy the moment which coincides with the 125th anniversary of the Glasgow giants.”We have a chance, that’s all it has given us. A greater chance than maybe we expected before the game,” said Lennon.”But we still have two very tough games.”The problem is the players and staff will have to deal with is that the expectation level will increase.”There is still a lot of work to do but we have given ourselves a platform.”But that’s for the future, I want the players to enjoy the moment and take it all in.” The game is about opinions. Make yours heard! Join the tribalfootball.com nation on Facebook today: Facebook.com/tribalfootball

Scotland boss Stark: Stoke’s Adam regrets Twitter press jibe | Scottish Football News | Tribal Football

Scotland caretaker manager Billy Stark says midfielder Charlie Adam regrets his recent Twitter comment regarding the sacking of Craig Levein. Scotland caretaker manager Billy Stark says midfielder Charlie Adam regrets his recent Twitter comment regarding the sacking of Craig Levein.The Stoke City star suggested the Scottish Football Association had bowed to pressure from the Scottish media to get rid of Levein following a poor beginning to the 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign.But Stark, who has stepped in as the SFA search for a replacement, indicated that perhaps it was more of a case of the players not getting the job done and suggests Adam would now rue his ill-informed comment.“I spoke to Charlie and I think he realises that in that situation you would never want to be portrayed to be looking for excuses,” said Stark.“In this kind of situation players do stick together.“That’s actually what you try to get when you get a group of players together, that bond.“Some real top managers have even used that to their advantage, it’s a siege mentality — us against the press. I have never been down that road but the players feel disappointed and I think it was done on the back of that.“Maybe it is too strong a phrase, but if you are backed into a corner and getting criticism from all sides some individuals will respond to that in the right way, by saying the only thing I can do is prove them wrong in the next game.“But everyone is different. Some will react and then maybe look back and say: ‘I wish I had not said that’. We’ve all done that plenty of times.” The game is about opinions. Make yours heard! Join the tribalfootball.com nation on Facebook today: Facebook.com/tribalfootball

Juventus no.2 Alessio wants Chelsea win | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Juventus assistant manager Angelo Alessio is determined to beat Chelsea in their next Champions League outing. Juventus assistant manager Angelo Alessio is determined to beat Chelsea in their next Champions League outing.The Italian club remained a point in arrears of the Blues courtesy of their 4-0 home win over Danish club Nordsjaelland last night and now Alessio wants to get the better of last season’s European champions in Turin on November 20.That result could potentially put Juventus on top of the Group E depending on Shakhtar Donetsk’s clash with Nordsjaelland and Alessio is desperate to gain every chance of progressing to the knockout phase of the prestigious competition.”We wanted this victory and gained it through plenty of anger,” he told the club’s official website.”We took to the field with determination, created a great deal and scored four goals.”Now we’ll need to beat Chelsea and give it a good go against Shakhtar in order to continue our Champions League adventure.” The game is about opinions. Make yours heard! Join the tribalfootball.com nation on Facebook today: Facebook.com/tribalfootball