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Martin Allen: 'Teams raise their game against us'
Barnet manager Martin Allen admits that his side must adapt to being seen as title favourites after seeing the Conference Premier leaders lose 1-0 to Wrexham.
West Bromwich Albion goalkeeper Ben Foster during the Premier League match against Southampton on August 17, 2013
Ben Foster to play on despite fracture
West Bromwich Albion goalkeeper Ben Foster insists that he will continue to play despite suffering a fractured thumb.
Swansea's Wilfried Bony celebrates after scoring his team's opening goal against Stoke on November 10, 2013
Wilfried Bony unconcerned about barren run
Swansea City striker Wilfried Bony insists that he is unconcerned by his failure to score during the opening month of the season.
Philippe Senderos (L) of Aston Villa celebrates victory with Nathan Baker after the Barclays Premier League match against Liverpool on September 13, 2014
Nathan Baker confident ahead of Arsenal clash
Aston Villa defender Nathan Baker admits that confidence is high at the club after their superb start to their Premier League campaign.
Arsenal's Jack Wilshere celebrates after scoring against Norwich during the English Premier League football match on October 19, 2013
Arsene Wenger confirms Jack Wilshere ankle injury
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger confirms that midfielder Jack Wilshere "rolled his ankle" in his side's 2-0 defeat away at Borussia Dortmund.
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini prior to kick-off against Chelsea in their Premier League match on February 3, 2014
Manuel Pellegrini: 'We should have been top seeds'
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini admits that he was unhappy to have been paired with Bayern Munich for the second successive Champions League campaign.
Branislav Ivanovic of Chelsea looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Hull City at Stamford Bridge on August 18, 2013
Branislav Ivanovic: 'I prefer clean sheets to goals'
Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic insists that he would rather his team keep clean sheets rather than he add to his goal tally at Stamford Bridge.
A dejected Jose Mourinho the Chelsea manager applauds the travelling fans following his team's 1-0 defeat during the Barclays Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Chelsea at Selhurst Park on March 29, 2014
Jose Mourinho: 'We will continue to improve'
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho insists that his side will continue to improve after recording four successive victories at the start of the campaign.
Leyton Orient manager Russell Slade during the Sky Bet League One match between Leyton Orient and MK Dons at The Matchroom Stadium on October 12, 2013
Russell Slade avoids sack despite Leyton Orient draw
Leyton Orient manager Russell Slade reveals that he will remain in charge of the club until at least the weekend despite his side only drawing at Notts County.
Lee Clark manager of Birmingham City celebrates as they avoid relegation after the Sky Bet Championship match against Bolton Wanderers on May 3, 2014
Lee Clark furious with second half performance from Birmingham City
Lee Clark criticises his Birmingham City players for their poor second half performance in the defeat to Sheffield Wednesday.
Tottenham Hotspur's Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen celebrates scoring their second goal during the English Premier League football match between Sunderland and Tottenham Hotspur at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland on September 13, 2014
Benjamin Stambouli hopeful of improvement from Tottenham Hotspur
Benjamin Stambouli is confident that he can improve on his Tottenham Hotspur debut against Sunderland on the weekend.
Alastair Cook of England speaks at a press conference after defeating Australia during game four of the One Day International series between Australia and England at WACA on January 24, 2014
Alastair Cook: 'I am still motivated to be England captain'
Alastair Cook insists that he is still determined to taste more success in his role as England captain.
Manager of Middlesbrough Aitor Karanka looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City and Middlesbrough at St Andrews Stadium on December 7, 2013
Aitor Karanka expecting worst following injury to Damia
Middlesbrough head coach Aitor Karanka admits that he is expecting the worst for Damia after the defender was stretchered off in the over Cardiff City.
Cardiff City manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks on before kick off during the Sky Bet Championship match between Fulham and Cardiff City at Craven Cottage on August 30, 2014
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: 'We lacked quality in defeat to Middlesbrough'
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes that a lack of confidence is preventing Cardiff City from creating "moments of quality" following the 1-0 loss to Middlesbrough.
Millwall manager Ian Holloway looks on during his team's Championship match against Ipswich on January 18, 2014
Ian Holloway left feeling "sick" after defeat to Reading
Ian Holloway admits he'll be kicking himself when he looks back at Millwall's 3-2 loss to Reading.
Reading manager Nigel Adkins looks on during the match against Ipswich on August 3, 2013
Nigel Adkins pays tribute to Reading attackers
Nigel Adkins admits that he is happy with the "attacking prowess" being shown by Reading following the 3-2 win over Millwall.
Wolves boss Kenny Jackett on August 10, 2014
Kenny Jackett reveals frustration after draw with Charlton Athletic
Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Kenny Jackett admits that he was disappointed not to collect all three points after being held to a 1-1 draw by Charlton Athletic.
Dortmund's Italian striker Ciro Immobile celebrates scoring the 1-0 goal with during the first leg UEFA Champions League Group D football match against Arsenal on September 16, 2014
Ciro Immobile reveals delight after opening Borussia Dortmund account
Ciro Immobile reveals his delight after opening his Borussia Dortmund account in the 2-0 win over Arsenal.
Chelsea's Belgian midfielder Eden Hazard celebrates scoring his second goal during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge in west London on February 8, 2014
Eden Hazard desperate to improve with Chelsea
Eden Hazard insists that his individual statistics mean very little unless he wins trophies with Chelsea.
Schalke's head coach Jens Keller reacts during the German first division Bundesliga football match FC Schalke 04 vs Hamburger SV in the German city of Gelsenkirchen on August 11, 2013
Jens Keller optimistic about chances of upsetting Chelsea
Schalke 04 manager Jens Keller believes that "anything is possible" ahead of their Champions League meeting with Chelsea.
Philipp Lahm of Bayern Munich talks to the media prior to the UEFA Super Cup match between Bayern Muenchen and Chelsea FC at Stadion Eden on August 29, 2013
Philipp Lahm: 'We can't let Manchester City breathe'
Bayern Munich captain Philipp Lahm admits that Manchester City will make life difficult for them if they're given the freedom on Wednesday.
Manchester United's Adnan Januzaj in action during a friendly match against Kitchee FC on July 29, 2013
Keith Gillespie: 'Adnan Januzaj may have to leave Manchester United'
Former Manchester United midfielder Keith Gillespie believes that Adnan Januzaj will struggle to fulfil his potential due to the competition for places at the club.
Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid celebrates with Gareth Bale after scoring Real's 3rd goal during the UEFA Champions League Group B match  against Basel on September 16, 2014
Gareth Bale: 'Real Madrid proved quality against Basel'
Gareth Bale admits that it was pleasing to see Real Madrid hit top form with a 5-1 victory over Basel on Tuesday.
New manager of Wigan Athletic, Uwe Rosler, looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield Wednesday and Wigan Athletic at Hillsborough Stadium on December 18, 2013
Uwe Rosler defends Callum McManaman over 'diving' in Huddersfield Town draw
Wigan boss Uwe Rosler slams referee Sebastian Stockbridge for his performance in the 0-0 draw at Huddersfield and insists that Callum McManaman is not a diver.
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New Zealand legend Martin Crowe suffers cancer relapse
Martin Crowe - one of New Zealand's all-time greatest batsmen - reveals that he has suffered a relapse of his lymphoma, which he thought he had overcome last year.
Tyrone Mings of Ipswich during the Sky Bet Championship match between AFC Bournemouh and Ipswich Town at The Goldsands Stadium on December 29, 2013
Mick McCarthy delighted to have kept Tyrone Mings
Mick McCarthy says that Tyrone Mings proved why Ipswich were so keen to keep him this summer by playing a starring role in the Championship victory over Brighton.
Joe Mason of Bolton Wanderers during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wigan Athletic and Bolton Wanderers at the DW Stadium on December 15, 2013
Dougie Freedman: 'Joe Mason has a big future'
Bolton Wanderers manager Dougie Freedman tips Joe Mason for a "big future" after the on-loan striker's hat-trick earned them their first Championship win of the season.
Jose Riga, Manager of Blackpool looks on ahead of the Sky Bet Championship match between Millwall and Blackpool at The Den on August 30, 2014
Jose Riga: Blackpool "need a decisive player"
Blackpool manager Jose Riga admits that they are lacking a "decisive player" in the final third after watching them lose narrowly to Watford in the Championship.
Leeds caretaker manager Neil Redfearn shouts instructions during the npower Championship match between Charlton Athletic and Leeds United at the Valley on April 06, 2013
Neil Redfearn delighted with Italian influence at Leeds United
Neil Redfearn is delighted with the impact of Leeds United's Italian imports after Giuseppe Bellusci and Mirco Antenucci scored in the win at Bournemouth.
Martin Olsson of Norwich attacks during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford and Norwich City at Griffin Park on September 16, 2014
Neil Adams: 'Norwich City passed promotion test with Brentford win'
Norwich manager Neil Adams believes that their 3-0 win at in-form Brentford, which took them to the Championship summit, was a good test of their promotion credentials.
Arsenal's English striker Danny Welbeck reacts after a shot at goal hit the post during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium in London on September 13, 2014
Arsene Wenger: 'Danny Welbeck needs goal to release pressure'
Arsene Wenger is convinced that Arsenal will see a more clinical Danny Welbeck once the striker has been relieved of the pressure of scoring his first goal for the club.
Dortmund's midfielder Sebastian Kehl (L) and Arsenal's Welsh midfielder Aaron Ramsey vie for the ball during the first leg UEFA Champions League Group D football match on September 16, 2014
Arsene Wenger laments Arsenal's "very average" performance
Arsene Wenger admits that Arsenal were "very average" in their Champions League loss to Borussia Dortmund and concedes that the Germans were deserving winners.
Monaco's French midfielder Jeremy Toulalan (R) vies for the ball with Leverkusen's forward Stefan Kiessling (2nd L) during the Champions League football match on September 16, 2014
Player Ratings: AS Monaco 1-0 Bayer Leverkusen
Sports Mole takes a look at the heroes and villains from Monaco's win over Bayer Leverkusen.
Zenit's Brazilian Hulk (R) celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the UEFA Champions League group C football match against SL Benfica on September 16, 2014
Player Ratings: Benfica 0-2 Zenit St Petersburg
Sports Mole sorts the heroes from the villains in Zenit's 2-0 win away to 10-man Benfica in the Champions League.
Rory McIlroy celebrates winning the PGA Championship on August 10, 2014
Rory McIlroy wins PGA of America Player of the Year award
World number one Rory McIlroy is named the PGA of America Player of the Year for 2014, and also collects the Varndon Trophy for having the lowest scoring average.
Paul Pogba (L) of Juventus is tackled by Pa Konate of Malmo FF during the UEFA Champions League Group A match between Juventus and Malmo FF on September 16, 2014
Player Ratings: Juventus 2-0 Malmo
Sports Mole's player ratings from the Champions League Group A match between Juventus and Malmo.
A general view during heat 8 in the Men's 100 metres heats at Hampden Park Stadium during day four of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on July 27, 2014
Sir Alex Ferguson: 'Hampden Park ideal for 2020 European Championships'
Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson believes that Hampden Park would be an ideal venue for Euro 2020 matches due to its history of hosting major finals.
Dortmund's Italian striker Ciro Immobile celebrates scoring the 1-0 goal with during the first leg UEFA Champions League Group D football match against Arsenal on September 16, 2014
Player Ratings: Borussia Dortmund 2-0 Arsenal
Sports Mole rates the performances of every player after Borussia Dortmund beat Arsenal 2-0 in the Champions League.
Anderlecht players celebrate their goal by midfielder Dennis Praet against Galatasaray during their UEFA Champions Leauge group D match on September 16, 2014
Player Ratings: Galatasaray 1-1 Anderlecht
Sports Mole looks at the individual performances in Galatasaray's 1-1 draw with Anderlecht in the Champions League.
Mario Mandzukic of Atletico de Madrid celebrates scoring their second goal during the La Liga match between Club Atletico de Madrid and SD Eibar at Vicente Calderon Stadium on August 30, 2014
Player Ratings: Olympiacos 3-2 Atletico Madrid
Sports Mole takes a look at who impressed as Olympiacos beat Atletico Madrid 3-2 in their Champions League Group A opener.