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  • Ryan Giggs has tipped Gareth Barry to reach 700 Premier League appearances. Former England midfielder Barry is set to equal Giggs' record of 632 games when West Brom host West Ham on Saturday.The 36-year-old looked like falling short of the mark after losing his starting place at Everton last season, leading to speculation he could drop down to the Championship with former club Aston Villa.Instead Barry landed a move to The Hawthorns and is still proving his Premier League pedigree in the Baggies' encouraging start to the season.Giggs, who spent his entire career at Manchester United, played on until he was 40 and feels Barry has plenty more left in the tank.The Welshman, who it is worth remembering also made 40 appearances in the old First Division, told Press Association Sport: "It's a credit to him."Obviously a lot of things have got to go for you. You've got to get picked, and you've got to be fit because it's a lot of games."I don't know h..

    Ryan Giggs thinks Gareth Barry could make 700 Premier League appearances

    Ryan Giggs has tipped Gareth Barry to reach 700 Premier League appearances. Former England midfielder Barry is set to equal Giggs' record of 632 games when West Brom host West Ham on Saturday.The 36-year-old looked like falling short of the mark after losing his starting place at Everton last season, leading to speculation he could drop down to the Championship with former club Aston Villa.Instead Barry landed a move to The Hawthorns and is still proving his Premier League pedigree in the Baggies' encouraging start to the season.Giggs, who spent his entire career at Manchester United, played on until he was 40 and feels Barry has plenty more left in the tank.The Welshman, who it is worth remembering also made 40 appearances in the old First Division, told Press Association Sport: "It's a credit to him."Obviously a lot of things have got to go for you. You've got to get picked, and you've got to be fit because it's a lot of games."I don't know h..
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  • Tony Pulis has saluted Gareth Barry with the West Brom midfielder set to equal the Premier League appearance record.Former England man Barry will draw level with Ryan Giggs on 632 games if he plays against West Ham on Saturday.He is then in line to break the record at Arsenal on September 25, and West Brom manager Pulis praised the 36-year-old's ability and longevity."It is a wonderful achievement, we have only just had him a few weeks," Pulis said."I have always rated him as a player but you don't realise how good he is until you actually work with him. Managers who have had him for longer periods are better versed talking about Gareth than myself."But he has been absolutely fantastic for us. He is a great lad off the pitch, he has mixed in really well with the rest of the lads and has been our best player in nearly all the games we have played so far."He is a top person and a top player. You don't play that many games without being extremely useful."Barry made 3..

    Gareth Barry set for ‘wonderful achievement’ as he nears Premier League record

    Tony Pulis has saluted Gareth Barry with the West Brom midfielder set to equal the Premier League appearance record.Former England man Barry will draw level with Ryan Giggs on 632 games if he plays against West Ham on Saturday.He is then in line to break the record at Arsenal on September 25, and West Brom manager Pulis praised the 36-year-old's ability and longevity."It is a wonderful achievement, we have only just had him a few weeks," Pulis said."I have always rated him as a player but you don't realise how good he is until you actually work with him. Managers who have had him for longer periods are better versed talking about Gareth than myself."But he has been absolutely fantastic for us. He is a great lad off the pitch, he has mixed in really well with the rest of the lads and has been our best player in nearly all the games we have played so far."He is a top person and a top player. You don't play that many games without being extremely useful."Barry made 3..
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  • Tony Pulis has saluted Gareth Barry with the West Brom midfielder set to equal the Premier League appearance record.Former England man Barry will draw level with Ryan Giggs on 632 games if he plays against West Ham on Saturday.He is then in line to break the record at Arsenal on September 25, and West Brom manager Pulis praised the 36-year-old's ability and longevity."It is a wonderful achievement, we have only just had him a few weeks," Pulis said."I have always rated him as a player but you don't realise how good he is until you actually work with him. Managers who have had him for longer periods are better versed talking about Gareth than myself."But he has been absolutely fantastic for us. He is a great lad off the pitch, he has mixed in really well with the rest of the lads and has been our best player in nearly all the games we have played so far."He is a top person and a top player. You don't play that many games without being extremely useful."Barry made 3..

    Gareth Barry set for ‘wonderful achievement’ as he nears Premier League record

    Tony Pulis has saluted Gareth Barry with the West Brom midfielder set to equal the Premier League appearance record.Former England man Barry will draw level with Ryan Giggs on 632 games if he plays against West Ham on Saturday.He is then in line to break the record at Arsenal on September 25, and West Brom manager Pulis praised the 36-year-old's ability and longevity."It is a wonderful achievement, we have only just had him a few weeks," Pulis said."I have always rated him as a player but you don't realise how good he is until you actually work with him. Managers who have had him for longer periods are better versed talking about Gareth than myself."But he has been absolutely fantastic for us. He is a great lad off the pitch, he has mixed in really well with the rest of the lads and has been our best player in nearly all the games we have played so far."He is a top person and a top player. You don't play that many games without being extremely useful."Barry made 3..
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  • Tony Pulis has saluted Gareth Barry with the West Brom midfielder set to equal the Premier League appearance record.Former England man Barry will draw level with Ryan Giggs on 632 games if he plays against West Ham on Saturday.He is then in line to break the record at Arsenal on September 25, and West Brom manager Pulis praised the 36-year-old's ability and longevity."It is a wonderful achievement, we have only just had him a few weeks," Pulis said."I have always rated him as a player but you don't realise how good he is until you actually work with him. Managers who have had him for longer periods are better versed talking about Gareth than myself."But he has been absolutely fantastic for us. He is a great lad off the pitch, he has mixed in really well with the rest of the lads and has been our best player in nearly all the games we have played so far."He is a top person and a top player. You don't play that many games without being extremely useful."Barry made 3..

    Gareth Barry set for ‘wonderful achievement’ as he nears Premier League record

    Tony Pulis has saluted Gareth Barry with the West Brom midfielder set to equal the Premier League appearance record.Former England man Barry will draw level with Ryan Giggs on 632 games if he plays against West Ham on Saturday.He is then in line to break the record at Arsenal on September 25, and West Brom manager Pulis praised the 36-year-old's ability and longevity."It is a wonderful achievement, we have only just had him a few weeks," Pulis said."I have always rated him as a player but you don't realise how good he is until you actually work with him. Managers who have had him for longer periods are better versed talking about Gareth than myself."But he has been absolutely fantastic for us. He is a great lad off the pitch, he has mixed in really well with the rest of the lads and has been our best player in nearly all the games we have played so far."He is a top person and a top player. You don't play that many games without being extremely useful."Barry made 3..
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  • Cologne have apologised for the crowd disturbances which overshadowed Thursday night's Europa League match at Arsenal.The Bundesliga club, though, also hit back at their limited ticket allocation and criticised " organisers" for being "not adequately prepared", while insisting the Police presence was "too small". Cologne also claimed some Arsenal tickets had been passed on "for horrendous prices". The Group H opener, which Arsenal won 3-1, was delayed by an hour as many away supporters without tickets looked to gain entry to the Emirates Stadium. It is estimated around 20,000 Cologne fans made the journey to London, despite only 3,000 tickets being on sale. Thousands of away supporters could be seen sat in the home stands. Following the disturbances both inside and outside the ground, governing body UEFA opened disciplinary proceedings on Friday morning against the clubs. Cologne face charges involving crowd disturbances, setting off fireworks, throwing of objects and a..

    Cologne sorry for Europa League disturbances – but say organisation was poor

    Cologne have apologised for the crowd disturbances which overshadowed Thursday night's Europa League match at Arsenal.The Bundesliga club, though, also hit back at their limited ticket allocation and criticised " organisers" for being "not adequately prepared", while insisting the Police presence was "too small". Cologne also claimed some Arsenal tickets had been passed on "for horrendous prices". The Group H opener, which Arsenal won 3-1, was delayed by an hour as many away supporters without tickets looked to gain entry to the Emirates Stadium. It is estimated around 20,000 Cologne fans made the journey to London, despite only 3,000 tickets being on sale. Thousands of away supporters could be seen sat in the home stands. Following the disturbances both inside and outside the ground, governing body UEFA opened disciplinary proceedings on Friday morning against the clubs. Cologne face charges involving crowd disturbances, setting off fireworks, throwing of objects and a..
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  • Cologne have apologised for the crowd disturbances which overshadowed Thursday night's Europa League match at Arsenal.The Bundesliga club, though, also hit back at their limited ticket allocation and criticised " organisers" for being "not adequately prepared", while insisting the Police presence was "too small". Cologne also claimed some Arsenal tickets had been passed on "for horrendous prices". The Group H opener, which Arsenal won 3-1, was delayed by an hour as many away supporters without tickets looked to gain entry to the Emirates Stadium. It is estimated around 20,000 Cologne fans made the journey to London, despite only 3,000 tickets being on sale. Thousands of away supporters could be seen sat in the home stands. Following the disturbances both inside and outside the ground, governing body UEFA opened disciplinary proceedings on Friday morning against the clubs. Cologne face charges involving crowd disturbances, setting off fireworks, throwing of objects and a..

    Cologne sorry for Europa League disturbances – but say organisation was poor

    Cologne have apologised for the crowd disturbances which overshadowed Thursday night's Europa League match at Arsenal.The Bundesliga club, though, also hit back at their limited ticket allocation and criticised " organisers" for being "not adequately prepared", while insisting the Police presence was "too small". Cologne also claimed some Arsenal tickets had been passed on "for horrendous prices". The Group H opener, which Arsenal won 3-1, was delayed by an hour as many away supporters without tickets looked to gain entry to the Emirates Stadium. It is estimated around 20,000 Cologne fans made the journey to London, despite only 3,000 tickets being on sale. Thousands of away supporters could be seen sat in the home stands. Following the disturbances both inside and outside the ground, governing body UEFA opened disciplinary proceedings on Friday morning against the clubs. Cologne face charges involving crowd disturbances, setting off fireworks, throwing of objects and a..
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  • Cologne have apologised for the crowd disturbances which overshadowed Thursday night's Europa League match at Arsenal.The Bundesliga club, though, also hit back at their limited ticket allocation and criticised " organisers" for being "not adequately prepared", while insisting the Police presence was "too small". Cologne also claimed some Arsenal tickets had been passed on "for horrendous prices". The Group H opener, which Arsenal won 3-1, was delayed by an hour as many away supporters without tickets looked to gain entry to the Emirates Stadium. It is estimated around 20,000 Cologne fans made the journey to London, despite only 3,000 tickets being on sale. Thousands of away supporters could be seen sat in the home stands. Following the disturbances both inside and outside the ground, governing body UEFA opened disciplinary proceedings on Friday morning against the clubs. Cologne face charges involving crowd disturbances, setting off fireworks, throwing of objects and a..

    Cologne sorry for Europa League disturbances – but say organisation was poor

    Cologne have apologised for the crowd disturbances which overshadowed Thursday night's Europa League match at Arsenal.The Bundesliga club, though, also hit back at their limited ticket allocation and criticised " organisers" for being "not adequately prepared", while insisting the Police presence was "too small". Cologne also claimed some Arsenal tickets had been passed on "for horrendous prices". The Group H opener, which Arsenal won 3-1, was delayed by an hour as many away supporters without tickets looked to gain entry to the Emirates Stadium. It is estimated around 20,000 Cologne fans made the journey to London, despite only 3,000 tickets being on sale. Thousands of away supporters could be seen sat in the home stands. Following the disturbances both inside and outside the ground, governing body UEFA opened disciplinary proceedings on Friday morning against the clubs. Cologne face charges involving crowd disturbances, setting off fireworks, throwing of objects and a..
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  • Everton midfielder Davy Klaassen admits he does not want to speak to Wayne Rooney about last season's Europa League final, the memory of which the Dutchman still finds painful. Klaassen was the captain of the Ajax side beaten 2-0 by Manchester United in the match in Stockholm, which saw Rooney come off the bench to make his last Red Devils appearance.The pair are now Everton teammates and set to feature in the Toffees' Europa League Group E opener against Atalanta in Reggio Emilia on Thursday evening.When Klaassen was asked ahead of the contest if he had spoken to Rooney about last term's final, the 24-year-old said: "I didn't really talk about it, because I don't want to talk about the final."He was then asked if that defeat had made him even hungrier for success, and said: "I don't think I needed to lose in the final to be hungry - I think you always have to be hungry."Of course, I still feel the pain from last year's final."But we want to go ..

    Toffees’ Klaassen still finds Europa League final loss with Ajax ‘painful’

    Everton midfielder Davy Klaassen admits he does not want to speak to Wayne Rooney about last season's Europa League final, the memory of which the Dutchman still finds painful. Klaassen was the captain of the Ajax side beaten 2-0 by Manchester United in the match in Stockholm, which saw Rooney come off the bench to make his last Red Devils appearance.The pair are now Everton teammates and set to feature in the Toffees' Europa League Group E opener against Atalanta in Reggio Emilia on Thursday evening.When Klaassen was asked ahead of the contest if he had spoken to Rooney about last term's final, the 24-year-old said: "I didn't really talk about it, because I don't want to talk about the final."He was then asked if that defeat had made him even hungrier for success, and said: "I don't think I needed to lose in the final to be hungry - I think you always have to be hungry."Of course, I still feel the pain from last year's final."But we want to go ..
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