Conor Coady determined to build on Liverpool debut | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Liverpool midfielder Conor Coady was thrilled with his debut in defeat to Europa League opponents Anzhi. Liverpool midfielder Conor Coady was thrilled with his debut in defeat to Europa League opponents Anzhi.Big things are expected from the former U17 Euros champ and he aims to build on this week’s breakthrough.”It was fantastic and I enjoyed every minute of it,” Coady explained to the Liverpool Echo. “It was a big night for me and my family. It’s every boy’s dream to play for Liverpool.”You have to be patient, bide your time and work hard in training. I’ve waited a long time for this day and it was really special to get out there and play.”I put my all into it and I was made up to make my debut. I was happy with the way I played and I thought all the boys did well. Hopefully it’s the first appearance of many for me.”

Everton boss Moyes: Most exciting squad I've had | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Everton boss David Moyes admits his current squad is the best he’s had.Moyes believes his current crop of players is the most exciting he’s presided over since his arrival over 10 years ago. Everton boss David Moyes admits his current squad is the best he’s had.Moyes believes his current crop of players is the most exciting he’s presided over since his arrival over 10 years ago.”The answer to that would be ‘yes’,” said Moyes, when asked if this was the most exciting team he’s managed. “I think our football since the Manchester United game has been excellent.”But I’d never want to take away from all the other things – the determination, the good character and all the things I would hope from every Everton team, even when we have flair and all the ability in it as well.“The players who played in 2004/05 were very consistent and could grind out a lot of victories and won one or two really important games when it mattered.”This team we have got now are slightly different, we have flair players and different types of players. I am hopeful we can try and do it [finish in the top four] but it’s a big ask and a long way to go.”

Skrtel says Liverpool can prove top four credentials against Chelsea | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel feels they can prove their top four credentials against Chelsea tomorrow. Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel feels they can prove their top four credentials against Chelsea tomorrow.After 10 games the Reds are six points behind the top-four spot and Skrtel insists it is crucial they keep the pressure on teams above them if they are to achieve their goals this season.”If we want to finish in the top four then we need to keep as close as we can,” he told liverpoolfc.com. “Unfortunately we didn’t win in our last game but these things happen in football.”The season is long and there are still a lot of games to play, and come the end of the season I hope we can finish in the top four. We are just going from game to game and trying to get as many points as we can.”

Pienaar delighted for Everton pal Osman over England call | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Everton midfielder Steven Pienaar is delighted for Leon Osman over his England call. Everton midfielder Steven Pienaar is delighted for Leon Osman over his England call.Pienaar believes it is only right the 31-year-old has been given a chance to prove his worth on the international stage.“It’s been a long time coming,” he said. “Ossie’s been really playing well for a long time, I think he was just unfortunate [England] have got so many quality midfielders – the likes of [Frank] Lampard, [Steven] Gerrard and Gareth Barry.“He deserves his call-up. He’s been fantastic this season.”

Swansea keeper Tremmel thrilled with first team chance | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Swansea City goalkeeper Gerhard Tremmel is delighted with his first team run in the absence of Michel Vorm. Swansea City goalkeeper Gerhard Tremmel is delighted with his first team run in the absence of Michel Vorm.Tremmel will play his THIRD top-flight game of the season at Southampton today as Vorm is out with a groin injury after getting crocked at Manchester City last month.Tremmel, 33, said: “I was thinking about leaving Swansea in the summer. I thought my chance would never come because Michel was doing so well.“It’s hard being on the bench. If you’re not playing you can’t be satisfied. You work hard but you don’t get rewarded with a game at the weekend. My attitude is to train at 100 per cent — I expect myself to be a No 1 keeper.“For it to end up as it is right now, I’m very pleased.”

Liverpool defender Skrtel up for clash with Chelsea striker Torres | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel is ready to face former teammate Fernando Torres and Chelsea tomorrow. Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel is ready to face former teammate Fernando Torres and Chelsea tomorrow.The Spaniard has fired seven goals this season but so far in his Chelsea career has failed to recreate the form which at one time made him a Kop favourite.”Now he is playing for Chelsea and if I play I will be marking him,” Skrtel told Liverpoolfc.com.”It’s going to be special but we have to look after him because even if he isn’t scoring goals at the moment he is still one of the best strikers in the world and still dangerous.”We have to keep our eye on him for 90 minutes and not let him score.”I haven’t seen Chelsea play too many times this season but from what I’ve heard his performances are better than last season.”It’s going to be hard playing against him but I believe in my qualities and the quality of our team and I believe we won’t let him score.”

McDermott unhappy with Reading owner Zingarevich discussing shopping list in public | Transfers | Tribal Football

Reading boss Brian McDermott has rejected the shopping list of owner Anton Zingarevich. Reading boss Brian McDermott has rejected the shopping list of owner Anton Zingarevich.Zingarevich is worth £500million and signalled his intent to spend some of it by announcing he wants to sign 10 players in the transfer window, including Arsenal’s Andrey Arshavin.McDermott said: “No chance I want all those players in January — I don’t work like that.“That would be disrespectful to the players we’ve got here at this moment. These players are a great bunch of people and are competing in each and every game, there’s no doubt about that.”

Beattie signs for Accrington Stanley | Transfers | Tribal Football

Former Southampton and Stoke City striker James Beattie has become player-coach of Accrington Stanley. Former Southampton and Stoke City striker James Beattie has become player-coach of Accrington Stanley.Beattie was released by Sheffield United in the summer but is linking up with new Stanley boss Leam Richardson, his old Blackburn team-mate.The five-cap England international, 34, only has a deal until January but is itching to get going.Beattie said: “I’m delighted to be here and can’t wait to get started.“The coaching role has put another angle on things but I’ve signed a playing contract so I want to get involved as soon as I can.”Richardson said: “My relationship with James goes back a long way.“Throughout his career, he’s been fantastic. He’s a great pro and for him to come to Stanley is a massive boost for the club.”

Stoke boss Pulis desperate for Owen to kickstart Potters career | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Stoke City boss Tony Pulis is desperate to see Michael Owen’s Potters career get started. Stoke City boss Tony Pulis is desperate to see Michael Owen’s Potters career get started.Former England hitman Owen, 32, signed as a free agent in September but has played just 53 minutes in four substitute appearances and misses today’s game against Stoke with a hamstring injury.Pulis admitted: “It’s been frustrating him getting injured as otherwise he’s physically in good order. He’s hurt his hamstring but he might be able to play against West Ham next week.“The problem is if it does go, Michael is so nervous about it being a long-term injury he’s on tenterhooks.“I don’t think Michael would say it’s psychological but he’s protective — and rightly so. We’re hoping when we do get him through that initial period that he’ll remain fit.Campaign “We knew this might be a stop-start campaign for him, especially at the beginning.”Owen is working on his posture in a bid to get over his injury worries.Pulis added: “It’s all about the alignment of his back and his spine, making sure everything’s in place.“We believe there’s a lot of problems that you get in muscular injuries and the source is your spine not being in line.”

Southampton boss Adkins insists board not selecting team | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Southampton boss Nigel Adkins insists he’s in charge of football matters.The under-fire boss laughed off reports that selection and tactics are influenced by execs at St Mary’s. Southampton boss Nigel Adkins insists he’s in charge of football matters.The under-fire boss laughed off reports that selection and tactics are influenced by execs at St Mary’s.Adkins rapped: “The manager of a football club picks the team and I am the manager. I pick the team.“My objective is to win games of football.“We’ve changed formations, we’ve changed tactics with a desire to win a game of football. We’ve done that very successfully over the previous seasons and will continue to do that.”