As we bring the year 2010 to the close there are many club managers who will be hoping for a flying start to New Year in terms of results, largely down to the fact they are under extreme pressure at present. Roy Hodgson, Avram Grant and Gerard Houllier need some points and quick to turn their respective seasons around.
In the papers this morning there have been a mixed bag of stories which includes Howard Webb has been awarded an MBE; Roy Hodgson on the ropes as Liverpool owners are alarmed by fan reaction, while Man City turn down West Ham’s loan request.
MBE honour for Webb – Sky Sports
Wenger laments Arsenal’s defensive frailties – Daily Telegraph
Sylvain Marveaux on verge of Liverpool move – IMScouting
Gueida Fofana deal unlikely admit Aston Villa – Independent
Miffed Ferguson recalls Preston loanees – Guardian
Carroll KO stuns Pards – Mirror
Hughes hopes to lure Samba to Fulham – Guardian
Agbonlahor ignores Houllier on weighty issue – Daily Telegraph