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Rooney asks questions about the acquisition while the Derby County duo spreads an emotional message

The headlines in Derby County by DerbyshireLive (Author: Gardener)

Derby CountyGet the latest Rams transfers, team news, game updates and analysis delivered to your inbox Get the latest Rams transfers, team news, game updates and analysis delivered to your inbox Wayne Rooney says next week is crucial for Derby County. Rooney asked questions about the club's ongoing search for a new owner after beating West Bromwich Albion 1-0. The Rams have been in the management for more than three months and American businessman Chris Kirchner withdrew his offer for the club last week. The administrators said they were about to announce a preferred bidder and it is believed that there are two more bids on the table, one of which is from a consortium led by former Rams chairman Andy Appleby. Rooney is keen that things move forward before the January transfer window opens. Wayne Rooney described the efforts of his Derby County team to defeat the booming West Bromwich Albion as "incredible". The Rams defeated the Baggies 1-0 at Pride Park Stadium, with substitute Colin Kazim-Richards scoring the winner in the 58th minute, one minute after being substituted on. Derby has taken four points from West Brom this season. Rooney was proud of his players. The Derby County duo, Richard Stearman and Colin Kazim-Richards, have vowed to fight "until the end". Their promise came after the Rams beat West Brom 1-0 at Pride Park on Monday afternoon. Kazim-Richards scored the only goal of the game to seal three points for Wayne Rooney's men. Speaking to Sky Sports after the game, both players praised their teammates for their attitude and work ethic in the face of the adversity of the past few weeks and months. Colin Kazim-Richards came off the bench and scored the 58th-minute winner in Derby County's 1-0 win over West Bromwich Albion. The striker replaced Luke Plange and hit the net a minute later, punishing a mix-up between Albions keeper Sam Johnstone and defender Cedric Kipre. The first half was competitive and goalless, the effort outweighed the quality, but the dedication and dedication of the Derby players deserved praise. Without skipper Tom Lawrence, Phil Jagielka, Graeme Shinnie and Kamil Jozwiak - one blow to miss four key players - the Rams fought from the first to the last minute and earned the three points. Ryan Allsop delivered world class in the closing minutes to keep the Rams ahead. This is how the Derby players rated in a real team performance ... Derby County's fans are "bursting" with pride after their team beat West Bromwich Albion 1-0 at Pride Park on Monday. A goal from Colin Kazim-Richards in the 58th minute gave Wayne Rooney's Rams all three points. Derby now has seven points in the championship, 14 points off Safety and 23 games remaining. Despite the club's plight, fans are proud of how their team battled for three points at Pride Park and expressed their joy online. We partnered with LiveScore to invite fans to nominate their favorite results - the games that were much more than just a result.

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Derby County 1-0 West Bromwich Albion -

Live Text Updates: Derby County 1-0 West Bromwich Albion (Author: Gardener)

Derby CountyGrady Diangana - West Bromwich Albion - left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the center of the goal. Jason Knight - Derby County - Right footed shot from distance but the ball goes high. Assist - Max Vogel. Curtis Davies - Derby County - header from the center of the box, but the marble goes up and wide to the left. Preparatory work - Liam Thompson after a corner. Offside - Derby County. Curtis Davies with a pass, but Festy Ebosele is offside. Kyle Bartley (West Bromwich Albion) headed right past the box. Assist - Adam Reach. Callum Robinson - West Bromwich Albion left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assist - Jake Livermore. Kyle Bartley - West Bromwich Albion - headed from the left of the box but missed the left. Kyle Bartley - West Bromwich Albion - headed from the left of the box but missed the left. Support - Conor Townsend. Support - Conor Townsend. Jake Livermore - West Bromwich Albion right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Jake Livermore - West Bromwich Albion right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Adam Reach - West Bromwich Albion - header from the center of the box saved by the goalkeeper on the left. Assist - Kyle Bartley with a head. Cédric Kipré with a pass, but Grady Diangana is offside. Callum Robinson - West Bromwich Albion - left footed shot from the center of the box is saved in the center of the goal. Preparatory work - Jake Livermore with a through pass. Adam Reach - West Bromwich Albion left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assist - Grady Diangana. Adam Reach with a pass but Kyle Bartley is offside. Shot blocked. Shot blocked. Shot blocked. Callum Robinson - West Bromwich Albion right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Callum Robinson - West Bromwich Albion right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Derby County 1, West Bromwich Albion 0. Colin Kazim-Richards - Derby County right footed shot from outside the box into the right corner. Offside - West Bromwich Albion. Offside - West Bromwich Albion. Offside - West Bromwich Albion. Jayson Molumby with a pass but Grady Diangana is offside. Jordan Hugill - West Bromwich Albion - tries a header from the right in the penalty area, saved by the goalkeeper, high in the center of the box. Assist - Darnell Furlong. Assist - Darnell Furlong. Matthew Clarke (West Bromwich Albion) header from the center of the box but highs. Preparatory work - Cédric Kipré with a cross. Jordan Hugill - West Bromwich Albion - header from the center of the box misses to the left. Assist - Conor Townsend with a cross. Kyle Bartley - West Bromwich Albion - tries a header from the right of the six yard box, held by the goalkeeper, high in the center of the goal. Assist - Callum Robinson with a cross.

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Colin Kazim-Richards fires Rams to victory after a defensive howl

The story and highlights of the Sky Bet Championship clash between Derby County and West Brom at Pride Park when Colin Kazim-Richards struck just before the hour on Monday to claim victory for Wayne Rooney's Rams (Author: Gardener)

Colin Kazim-RichardsA bizarre goal from Colin Kazim-Richards saw Derby put aside uncertainty about the takeover and beat West Brom 1-0 at Pride Park. Kazim-Richards' first league goal since April brought Wayne Rooney's side two wins for the first time since February after the substitute punished a terrible mix-up between Cedric Kipre and goalkeeper Sam Johnstone. The goal was Derby's only shot on goal, but it was enough to bleed the nose of another front runner after they beat Bournemouth and drew with front runners Fulham. And it came after West Brom, who could briefly have finished second with a win, dominated the first half - just to miss chances. The proposed takeover of Derby by US businessman Chris Kirchner was canceled on Christmas Eve, and the club's administrators said an announcement of an alternative preferred bidder was "imminent". A weak kick from Ryan Allsop resulted in Grady Diangana getting too close to the derby keeper. The Rams' first chance saw Jason Knight fly from 20 yards, but his shot hit a teammate and sailed a few inches over the crossbar. West Brom appeared to be the more likely goalscorers, albeit mostly from setplays. Jake Livermore's shot was deflected wide by Richard Stearman, Kipre slid into the goal from the far post as Liam Thompson chopped free, but Allsop choked to death on an Adam Reach free-kick from Conor Townsend. Reach headed straight to Allsop after Kyle Bartley headed Darnell Furlong's corner back into danger, then Allsop stifled Callum Robinson's low shot after Livermore pushed the striker through. Albion had the ball in the net in the 53rd minute when Kyle Bartley brought home a free kick from Reach, but the offside flag went up immediately. Derby made a double substitution to force the problem in the 57th minute, when Kazim-Richards and Ravel Morrison replaced Luke Plange and Sam Baldock. Kipre nodded to Johnstone a high ball that had come out of the box to process. He headed it straight into the path of Kazim-Richards, who went from 25 meters with his side foot into the empty net. Bartley headed Allsop straight after Furlong's long throw-in when Albion tried to hit back. Matt Clarke had a golden chance to equalize when he received an unmarked header after a cross from Kipre - but he could only nod over the crossbar. Substitute Jordan Hugill then missed another chance for the Baggies when he missed the flank of substitute Tom Fellow with his side foot. In the final seconds, Bartley's header was brilliantly tipped by Allsop after a cross from Robinson. Derby's Wayne Rooney: "The administrators have confirmed that they have received offers from other companies and that they must do so by January." The next morning after [the prospective buyer] moved out, players came up to me and asked me questions. Valerien Ismael from West Brom: “The mentality wasn't the right one for the game. It's all about the desire - if you have the chance of a top two place, you have to show it from the minute you hit it. The players have to ask where they want “a year, two years from now. Derby is now heading to Stoke on Thursday, December 30th at 7.45pm in the Championship, while West Brom's next game is on January 2nd at 2pm Home against Cardiff taking place after her Thursday night home against Preston was postponed due to Covid.

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The John Terry revelation emerges as the Derby County takeover takes another turn

Wayne Rooney is approaching his first anniversary as permanent head of the ailing championship club who is looking forward to a much better 12 months (Author: Gardener)

John TerryWayne Rooney is approaching his first anniversary as permanent head of the ailing championship club who is looking forward to a much better 12 months. John Terry reportedly threw his hat in the ring for the vacant Derby County job before Wayne Rooney got the role. Former England and Chelsea captain Terry was working as an assistant manager at the Premier League club Aston Villa at the time. The Derby championship team was the subject of a takeover in late 2020, with the Bin Zayed Group largely expected to push a deal through. But it finally collapsed and Rooney, who was in charge at the time, was given the permanent reins shortly afterwards. The Athletic claims that Terry, who quit his role as Dean Smith's number two at Villa that summer, was also interested in recent job openings in Bournemouth and Bristol City. Will Terry make it to the Premier League one day? John Terry stepped down from his role as Aston Villa Assistant Manager last summer. As for the derby job, the report said Terry announced his readiness to become the new Derby boss when the Bin Zayed Group tried to buy the club earlier this year. However, they claim Terry, 41, missed an interview due to a lack of experience and the caliber of competing candidates. Commenting on his ambitions as a manager over the summer, Terry said after leaving Villa Park: "My immediate plan is to spend some time with my family and then hopefully accept some invitations to visit clubs and managers across Europe for my purpose and "It has always been my ambition to move into football management and when the opportunity presents itself I feel ready to take on such a challenge." Rooney is about to celebrate his first birthday since joining Rams' boss . And he has to endure more during this time than most managers go through in ten years on the job. The aforementioned botched takeover was preceded by a miserable end to the 2020/21 season, when Derby only had a lot to do on the final day of Derby boss Wayne Rooney's tenure, while there were new ones in relation to the club's longstanding takeover saga over the Christmas season Updates Businessman Chris Kirchner retired from the race to buy the Pride Park Club. This week, Quantuma administrators announced that they hope to be able to name their current preferred bidder in "Coming Soon". The statement says: "We can confirm that Mr. Kirchner, as reported extensively on social media as well as in other media, has withdrawn his interest in taking over the club." We would like to express our thanks to Mr. Kirchner Team for cooperation. “Although we will not be engaging in social media communications, we saw some of the tweets exchanged between Mr Kirchner and others yesterday and would like to note that we disagree with a lot of the difficult time, a nudge for one of the remaining bidder who increased his offer for the association. "We expect to announce preferred bidder status shortly. On the pitch, Rooney's side secured a shocking 1-0 win over the soaring West on Monday thanks to Colin Kazim-Richards' lucky second-half goal Bromine.

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Victoria Beckham shares cute video of Brooklyn Dancing with Sister Harper this Christmas

"Christmas Kisses from the Beckhams!" Victoria Beckham has subtitled a photo of her family posing in front of a Christmas tree, all dressed to the last detail (Author: Gardener)

Victoria BeckhamVictoria Beckham was surrounded by love for the holidays. The proud mom, 47, shared a cute video from her family's Christmas parties where her eldest son Brooklyn, 22, danced with his little sister, Harper Seven, 10. “Someone loves to dance with their big brother. Victoria wrote in the caption. In the clip, shot the same night the family posed for a photo in front of a Christmas tree, the siblings were dressed to the smallest detail. RELATED: Victoria Beckham Toasting Husband David's Christmas Carol: "You Try Hard With That Voice" "Christmas Kisses From The Beckhams!" Victoria captioned the photo, donning a long-sleeved, floor-length green dress that hugged her figure and featured chain print throughout. "Merry Christmas," wrote Marc Jacobs. Although Brooklyn's fiancée Nicola Peltz, who he got engaged to in July 2020, was not around for the family photo, the couple previously posed in matching pajamas for their own Christmas photos. "Best Christmas with my forever girl," he wrote in the caption, to which Peltz, 26, replied, "BEST EVER." "We've been engaged for a year and if it hadn't been for COVID we would have loved to have been married and it was a little difficult," he said. "You know, I've just started traveling again, I'm traveling a bit now, but hopefully it will be next year," added Brooklyn. Peltz won over her future in-laws when Victoria said earlier that her son's future wife was "just wonderful" when she appeared on an episode of Lorraine last December. "She's cute, she's nice, she's such a beautiful, warm, wonderful, wonderful woman," said Victoria. “We couldn't have wished Brooklyn met a more adorable, lovable lady. RELATED VIDEO: David Beckham and Kids Enjoy Vacation Fun at London's Winter Wonderland Harper has also bonded with her future sister-in-law who shared a cute mirror selfie of the two last year: "H7 is the cutest, most beautiful little person I know! "Peltz wrote in the caption.

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New Year's resolutions for all 30 teams

Our experts show how all 30 teams can improve in 2022. (Author: Gardener)

New Year'sHealth and safety protocols continue to be of concern in the league. Several stars skipped their teams' games on Christmas Day, including Trae Young, Luka Doncic and Kevin Durant, despite James Harden and Giannis Antetokounmpo getting back into action for Saturday's games. Antetokounmpo led the Milwaukee Bucks past the Boston Celtics, while Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors won the rubber match against the Phoenix Suns. Harden and the Brooklyn Nets defeated LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers on the last Saturday of the year. In the final power rankings of 2021, our NBA experts break down each team's New Year's resolutions. How can the top division Warriors and Suns get even better? Can Kyrie Irving make the Nets better as a part-time player? Can the Big Three of the Bucks stay healthy? Can James and the Lakers find consistency in the New Year? What about the teams fighting to compete? Who needs to add a player before the deadline? All 30 teams can improve here in 2022. Note: During the regular season, our panel (Tim Bontemps, Jamal Collier, Nick Friedell, Andrew Lopez, Tim MacMahon, Dave McMenamin and Ohm Youngmisuk) will rate all 30 teams from top to bottom, taking stock of which teams are now playing the best basketball and which teams are most likely to look for title contenders. After Steve Kerr and Co. got the sun out of the way on Boxing Day, they don't seem to worry much. The key for this group is getting well and maintaining momentum through the second half of the season. In the short term, that means getting Andrew Wiggins, Damion Lee, Jordan Poole and Moses Moody out of health and safety logs and bringing back Klay Thompson (ACL and Achilles rehab) and James Wiseman (meniscus rehab) over the next several weeks. It's hard to improve a lot on a team with the second best winning percentage in the NBA. But the Suns are at only 10.6 second chance points per game and 24. Of course, these things are easier to deal with when you are third in the league in terms of third chance goals and second in terms of field goals percentage . Though Brooklyn welcomes Kyrie Irving back, his immediate entry into the NBA's health and safety protocols has delayed his official return to court. The Nets will hope, with their title aspirations, to successfully master a truly unprecedented situation and to have to add a part-time player to their mix. Irving is still unable to play games in New York City due to his vaccination mandate. Utah could use an athletic wing to address some of the local defensive issues that cut their playoff round last season. Ingles (an expiring $ 14 million deal) and a future first-round pick could generate significant interest in the trading market, but that would mean Utah surrendering a major player that is an important part of jazz culture. The Bucks may not dominate the regular season like they have in the past, but their team hasn't really been whole for most of this year. Still, Milwaukee needs encouragement that when its Big Three - Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday - all start, they'll be 13-2 this season. Keeping them healthy to defend their championship should be the Bucks' main resolution for 2021. Now that the Bulls have established themselves among the top teams in the Eastern Conference, they should try to strengthen their rotation for the postseason. Adding a good quality banker to the close of trade would help maximize this team's potential this season. The bank, which is ranked 29th in scoring in the NBA, could use a boost in advance. The cops mostly rely on the group of Alex Caruso, Ayo Dosunmu, Coby White and Derrick Jones Jr. in a protective rotation from the bench. As with so many other teams, one of Miami's biggest problems is that it failed to find consistency earlier in the year due to a multitude of injuries. Jimmy Butler is finally back after missing weeks with a tailbone injury. Bam Adebayo is still out as he is recovering from a thumb operation. Kyle Lowry recently completed health and safety protocols. When they get well, the Heat have the kind of established veteran talent that no team would want to deal with in a playoff series. As wonderful as the start of Mobley's career was - along with the team's surprising success that came with it - the rookie center shoots 47.4% off the field, while Allen shoots a ridiculous 70.2% in his sixth season. Do you imagine if Mobley could be leaning in that direction? The Grizzlies have exceeded expectations, establishing themselves in fourth place in the West standings and strengthening that position during Ja Morant's 12-game absence due to a knee sprain. In order for Memphis to maintain home advantage in the first round, the Grizzlies must figure out how to maintain their defensive success with Morant (116.1 points per 100 possessions with him on the ground). It helps keep Dillon Brooks healthy. The 76ers' biggest solution could be figuring out what will happen to Ben Simmons by the NBA close of trading. In the NBA this season, there may not be a bigger question than whether the Philadelphia All-Star Guard situation will be resolved and whether Superstar center Joel Embiid will get extra help to make a playoff push. The reigning MVP is shooting and recovering better than it was a season ago, but Nikola Jokic hasn't had Jamal Murray this season, losing to Michael Porter Jr. for the season. Murray's return is uncertain after tearing a cruciate ligament last April. But if Jokic can keep the nuggets afloat in the playoff chase, Murray's return will make them a dangerous team that few would want to see in the playoffs. The biggest problem for the clippers is their health. You came into the season without Kawhi Leonard, whose return from cruciate ligament surgery is looming in the background. But the Clippers lost Paul George for at least the next month, but probably longer, to a torn ligament in his elbow. Reggie Jackson remains on health and safety logs despite Marcus Morris Sr. has just been released and is close to returning. Tyronn Lue has shown that he can get more out of an RPG cast than people think, like he did last season. Now he has to keep the Clippers within reach of a playoff seat until George and possibly Leonard return. Charlotte has a defensive rating of 114.2 which is the worst in the league. The Hornets are a young, exciting team, but if they can't get better defensive performance every night, they'll never become the kind of constant playoff threat they hoped for this season. The Lakers have to find a certain consistency. They have used 18 different starting lineups in their first 34 games, which the league leads. A. has to find a go-to line-up around LeBron James and Russell Westbrook that can stick with it and not fall too far behind the top 4 in the West. Washington exceeded expectations - even if it cooled off after a hot start - but the wizards still have room to get even better. With Bradley Beal in the health and safety logs, they'll have to stay afloat while their Star Guard is out. Washington is far from complete as Thomas Bryant is still working back from a cruciate ligament rupture. Rui Hachimura has yet to make his season debut for personal reasons but is getting closer. Washington could be back to full strength by February, and if Beal starts playing, as he has done for the past two seasons, the Wizards can cement their place in the top five in the East. Since taking office this summer, Celtics coach Ime Udoka has emphasized increasing the pace and increasing ball movement. However, Boston is currently number 20 in the Pace and in the top 10 in both assists and potential assists per game - which all helps to support Boston's 21st offense. The Mavs are small in terms of the resources it takes rookie GM Nico Harrison to make significant roster upgrades, so improvements will likely have to come from within. Getting Luka Doncic in shape and getting back to All-NBA form would be a great start. Dallas also desperately needs Reggie Bullock and Tim Hardaway Jr. to get out of the season's slumps and shoot the 3 in clips closer to their career norms. As ESPN's Zach Lowe pointed out on Friday, Atlanta hasn't been the best in transition defense this season. But there was one thing in which it was good to hit the deep ball. The Hawks lead the league while shooting 37.8% from below. Bogdan Bogdanovic is shooting 36.3% this season - above the league average - and is still 12. If the 3s keep falling at that rate, Atlanta is leaving some margin for error as it becomes healthier to fix defenses. Toronto stayed true to its defensive preseason expectations for fast, sporty and small game. The Raptors are among the bottom five teams in the league in terms of opposing offensive rebound rate, and they are among the top five teams in the league when it comes to forcing fluctuations. If Toronto can improve on the former and hold onto the latter, the Raptors can move up from the middle of the field in defense and make a push to return to the playoffs. Minnesota looks like it might snag a spot in the Western Conference play-in tournament this season, and in both Karl-Anthony Towns and Anthony Edwards, the Timberwolves have a pair of young stars to build around . Edwards 'continued development and Towns' calm excellence should give the Wolves a solid foundation to build on, and in 2022 they should continue to surround this duo with talent to complement their games. Coach Tom Thibodeau's teams have always been considered hard-core defenders. That makes it particularly shocking to see New York 23rd in the defensive standings almost halfway through this season. The Knicks have a lot of problems, but if they want things to improve a proper defense would be a good place to start. San Antonio is fourth in preventing their opponent from attempting free throws but is also close to bottom in the league when it comes to reaching the line. Derrick White and Keldon Johnson are the only two San Antonio players to have an average of at least three free throws per game. A few more trips to the line would help the Spurs get back into the playoffs after missing the last two seasons (after hitting 22 in a row). The Pacers have built around the same cast of players for years but have failed to prevail to challenge the true conference elite and are currently on the verge of missing out on the playoffs this season. With the same core, can the Pacers stay on course and expect them to compete, or is a roster change on the horizon? From the investigation and firing of GM Neil Olshey to the trade speculation surrounding Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum, Portland's season is on the sidelines. The organization must decide whether to change Lillard's roster or make major changes and rebuild as the Blazers play six games under .500. Or they can stick with what they have and hope that the team with rookie trainer Chauncey Billups finds its groove and storms for a playoff spot. A healthy Zion Williamson would be a big boost for a team that seems to be figuring things out. With a 3-16 start, New Orleans are 9-5 in their last 14 games. The addition of Williamson to the line-up could help the Pelicans advance into the play-in tournament. The kings must look better around them. They rank 24th in the league in 3-point percentages and 24th in assists per game. It takes clever distances and a crisp passing game to generate great opportunities from the depths of today's game, with the defense of the 3-point line being hyper-sensitive. Tyrese Haliburton, who has beaten 10 assists in four straight games, could be key to getting the Kings on track. Oklahoma City's rebuilding is still in its infancy, but rookie Josh Giddey and 22-year-old Lu Dort appear to have established themselves as long-term core pieces alongside franchise cornerstone Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. So it makes sense to give Giddey, a gifted passer, and there, a lockdown defender who has made great strides as a goalscorer, plenty of room to open their wings offensively, even (or especially) when OKC has a few Victories cost season. # 2 Overall Developing Jalen Green is and has been Houston's top priority this season. The Rockets' sudden surge in competitiveness coincided with Green missing a longer distance due to a hamstring strain, but the biggest factor was Houston's move to a smaller line-up that should give Green more wiggle room now that he's back. He used his spare time to make his shot firing smoother and faster, which paid off with Green's 20-point, 25-minute performance on his return. Orlando needs an influx of talent. The hope is that injured building blocks Markelle Fultz and Jonathan Isaac will return in the near future for a boost after rehab knee injuries. The same goes for Jalen Suggs, who is recovering from a broken thumb. If all three players can return and help the young group find some consistency, it could change Magic's lottery chances well into the spring. The Pistons reached lottery gold in 2021 by landing number 1 on the draft, Cade Cunningham, to expedite their rebuilding. However, they still have the fewest NBA wins this season. Her biggest resolution in 2022 should be for her young players to step up to give hope that better days may be ahead for Detroit basketball.

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The Joao Carvalho debate will be difficult to resolve in January

The Reds' record signing only made its second appearance under Steve Cooper on Boxing Day (Author: Gardener)

JanuaryAn error has occurred. Please try again later. An error has occurred. Please try again later. Get the latest Reds transfers, team news, game updates and analysis straight to your inbox Get the latest Reds transfers, team news, game updates and analysis straight to your inbox Forest. Signing the club record has been difficult to enforce this season - all the more since Steve Cooper took office as manager. By this point, the underperforming Reds were already one goal behind and needed a vastly improved team effort to try to turn the tide. Carvalho struggled to get into the game, however, and Boro secured the three points. And given his lack of minutes, the conversation inevitably turns back to whether he has a future at Forest. Matt Davies, Sarah Clapson and Forest fan Michael Temple spoke about the midfielder on the latest installment of the Garibaldi Red podcast. “Cooper chose Carvalho, which brings with it the inevitable discussion. But a player has to actually get a grip on a game if given an opportunity. “If Carvalho is going to be on your team - and Philip Zinckernagel is the same, to a lesser extent - you have to accept that they are making mistakes. Occasionally they will be a little wasteful in possession of the ball because they will try things to unlock the defense. “From today's perspective, Zinckernagel's efforts to influence the game are far more likely than Carvalho's. “Carvalho looks a bit lost. He scraps for minutes. He doesn't start any games. And when he gets the chance to make a difference, he feels the need to impress. I can't find too many things he got wrong yesterday, but the system doesn't give him the possession he needs in those areas of the field where he can influence the game. It will come by January, but would there be buyers for him? SC: “If you have players who don't play regularly, they are out of the window and other teams are not going to spend a lot of money on them. “The game in Middlesbrough did not play to its strengths. Nobody in a Forest shirt really made an impression, so it was difficult for them to do. It wasn't the kind of game that suited him. “But his inconsistency was the biggest frustration of his entire time at Forest. “There's no doubt he has a lot of skills, it's just about getting it out of him and getting him to show that more often. But it's hard to imagine how he can work his way into the first team. “He has players in front of him and when he was given opportunities, he didn't really take them. “If you step in as an offensive substitute, you have to be a game changer and be able to make an impact. You have to be able to make a difference when you get off the bank, and he really didn't. MD: “It seems to need a very tight set of parameters to be successful. He needs freedom of movement and the ability to influence a game. “It's a bit of a catch-22 scenario for him.” MT: “You see him in this Carabao Cup game against Bradford City when he looked like an absolute wizard. When he's chatted, he looks like one King. But if he's chased and comes in 2-0 to change a game, it won't work for him. "I think, ultimately, his time at Forest." will be bitterly disappointing which is a shame because when he first arrived we were all very excited. “I think the fans are still with him.” I am very frustrated, like many of Carvalho. "If we go" To trade in January people have to go and I don't think he will shed too many tears. "We partnered with LiveScore to invite fans to nominate their favorite results - the games that were much more than a score.

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Watford v West Ham United - All you need to know

The official website of West Ham United with news, tickets, shop, live game commentary, highlights, fixtures, results, tables, player profiles, West Ham TV and more ... (Author: Gardener)

West Ham UnitedWest Ham United continues its festive Premier League schedule with the relatively short drive around the M25 to face Watford. The Hammers travel to Hertfordshire for their second top game in just over 48 hours, while the Hornets have not played since their 2-1 loss at Brentford on December 10 after their pre-Christmas games against Burnley and Crystal Palace and Boxing Day Trip Wolverhampton Wanderers has all been postponed due to COVID issues. West Ham are also on their way to recovery after losing 3-2 at home to Southampton in a bizarre game on Boxing Day that saw the Irons come back twice before being ultimately defeated. We also have to do without England international Declan Rice, as the 22-year-old has been suspended for the fifth time this season and is now suspended for one game. The remaining 10% (231 tickets) were sold by voting to season ticket holders who did not yet have to buy tickets for this game. For details on booking official bus tours to Watford, click here. Tickets for our Emirates FA Cup and Premier League third round home games with Leeds United on Sunday 9th and 16th January are now on general sale. We will also be reporting the game live with a blog and audio commentary on whufc.com and our official app as well as on our social media channels, with goals, highlights and exclusive reactions that follow after the final whistle. West Ham United manager David Moyes will definitely have to do without Kurt Zouma (hamstring) and Angelo Ogbonna (knee) while Aaron Cresswell has had a back injury he hit the goal post at Manchester City on November 28 for the past few weeks. also had to pause. As mentioned in the introduction, Declan Rice will be suspended after receiving his fifth booking of the season in the Boxing Day loss to Southampton at the London Stadium. Watford coach Claudio Ranieri has an almost full squad to choose from due to injury, with only central midfielder Peter Etebo (knee) definitely excluded. However, the Hornets had enough problems with COVID to grant a request to postpone their Boxing Day trip to the Wolverhampton Wanderers. Stories suggest that players who isolated over Christmas may be available for Tuesday's game. As confirmed in a joint statement by the governing bodies of English football, Premier League clubs will continue to kneel before kick-off to protest against racism and discrimination. The 20 clubs and players in the Premier League have decided to work together against racism and all forms of discrimination. Prejudice has no place in football or in society and although we have made progress in our game, recent events have reminded us that there is still much to be done. Getting on your knees is an individual choice that many players would like to make in order to peacefully demonstrate against racism and injustice. We ask the fans to respect any player who wants to bend their knees and support them in their stance against discrimination. While not all players will choose to express their opposition to discrimination through squats, players, clubs and authorities are required to act collectively against all prejudice for the coming season and beyond. Another season, another new head coach on Vicarage Road. After the Spaniard Xisco led the Hornets to rise from the EFL championship last season, his first season as Premier League manager lasted less than eight weeks when he was replaced in early October. Xisco has been replaced by former Chelsea and Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri. The 70-year-old's magical touch has so far eluded him at Watford, with the Hornets winning two and losing seven of his nine Premier League games. There have been some positives for the Hertfordshire side on the pitch, particularly Nigerian striker Emmanuel Dennis who has scored seven goals and assisted five in his 15 Premier League games. Amazingly, no other Watford player has found the net in the Premier League this season and Ranieri will be hoping to find other sources of goals and points if his team is to avoid a relegation battle and is supposed to be with a club that is in charge has had 16 permanent managers since 2010. West Ham United have enjoyed visiting Watford in recent seasons. The Hammers won our last two trips to Vicarage Road and scored seven goals in the process. Overall, West Ham has won three of seven Premier League games on Vicarage Road, drawn two and lost two. Our biggest win at Watford in all competitions was Sam Allardyce's Irons' 4-0 win at the championship in August 2011. He was promoted to the National List of EFL referees in 2015 after previously assisting before joining the Select Group 2 Championship and Premier League match officials in 2017. England also took on EFL League Two in May 2017 Play-Off Final between Blackpool and Exeter City. He was promoted back to Select Group 1 at the start of the Premier League of the 2020-21 season, but that game will be his first in a competition with West Ham United. England's only previous appointment to West Ham was after losing the Carabao Cup in the fourth round at Everton in September 2020.

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Kieran Tierney urges Arsenal to keep their feet on the ground in the Champions League hunt

The Gunners are in fourth place after four wins in a row. (Author: Gardener)

Kieran TierneyKieran Tierney insists Arsenal cannot overtake when it comes to a return to the Champions League. The Gunners stormed to a 5-0 win at bottom Norwich on Boxing Day to strengthen their lead over fourth place in the Premier League. Tierney doubled their lead on Carrow Road, shooting on either side of a Bukayo Saka brace as an Alexandre Lacazette penalty, and Emile Smith Rowe's late goal added the shine. Mikel Arteta's side have bounced back from a poor start to the season, with last-place scoring and scoring in the Norwich first leg in September. A narrow 1-0 win was the first of eleven out of 16 league games when Arsenal wanted to end a five-year break from the Champions League. "It is of course what every Arsenal fan, player and staff member wants, but there is still a long way to go," said Tierney of the club's European ambitions. “We can't stand too much on the flags yet. “We have a very young team and it's great to see. Hopefully we will all play together and grow together in the years to come. Arsenal were supposed to receive Wolves on Tuesday but the game was postponed due to Covid cases in the visitor camp. When asked if Arsenal can gain confidence from their recent games against the biggest teams in the league, Tierney added: “That's the goal. “I think people can see we're getting better over the past few months. We're also scoring more goals so we just have to keep going in that direction. “We're making a joint attempt. We are happy, we play well and we score goals. We'll get there. "As Arsenal continue to pursue top four ambitions, the fight for Norwich to survive in the top division is getting tougher." We have to show character and get points on the board quickly, "he told canaries.co .uk. "We have to be harder to beat and avoid the mistakes. We need so much character because it's an uphill battle. We are against it and we have to fight."

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Arsenal players have the "chosen side" in Arteta and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's Arsenal expulsion continued on Boxing Day, with the striker not being eligible for a fifth straight game following the decision to remove him as captain (Author: Gardener)

ArtetaPierre-Emerick Aubameyang's Arsenal expulsion continued on Boxing Day, with the striker unavailable for the fifth game in a row following the decision to remove him as captain Alan Shearer claims the Arsenal dressing room supported Mikel Arteta's decision To drop Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Aubameyang is currently not an option, but in his absence, Arsenal have really done everything. In five games without a striker, they have won all five and scored 19 goals in the process. On Boxing Day, they hit Norwich City for five, strengthening their grip for a place in the top four of the Premier League. Should Arsenal call Aubameyang back to the starting XI? Let us know in the comments, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has missed the last five Arsenal games and Shearer believes the reaction to Aubameyang's withdrawal shows they are okay with his decision. "It was a big, brave decision for Arteta to do what he did because of the personality that Aubameyang was with the captain, the salary he has," Shearer told Match of the Day. They now know they can't mess around, they can't be late for training or whatever the situation is. “And the players agree with Arteta's decision because you can tell by their performance. "Arteta needed his players to give him the goals and performance and they did it in style." The return to form has helped Arsenal improve their goal difference and are now at +9 after starting the season with three heavy defeats on the shoot. And the Arsenal boss said their dramatic turnaround was sparked by a better process that is helping the strikers. "Yes, of course it was a difficult start, but we score more goals because we are in much better shape in these positions," said Arteta. “The direction the team is taking and how we increase understanding between the players. Apparently they've been playing together for a few months now.

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