An action packed Premier League weekend lays in store with four local derbies; Arsenal’s trip to Old Trafford, while Alan Pardew prepares for a likely baptism of fire at St James’ Park this afternoon. I get the feeling that referees will have their work cut out this weekend, and there will be yellow cards and controversy aplenty.
In the news this morning there has been a mixed bag of stories with David Dein being touted as the man to take over the FA; Kevin Keegan doesn’t understand Mike Ashley, while Roy Hodgson admits he ignored advice over Liverpool sale.
Houllier apology fails to ease Villa turmoil – Daily Telegraph
Wenger shrugs off Evra barb – Sky Sports
Ferguson: ‘Sir Matt helped me survive’ – Daily Telegraph
I ignored board over sales, says Hodgson – Guardian
Evra lays into ‘crisis’ club Arsenal – Guardian