Ex-Celtic ace McGeady gave us info on Dynamo Moscow – Dundee United’s Gardyne | Scottish Football News | Tribal Football

Dundee United striker Michael Gardyne has revealed that his former Celtic teammate Aiden McGeady has given him important information regarding their upcoming Europa League qualifier.

Dundee United striker Michael Gardyne has revealed that his former Celtic teammate Aiden McGeady has given him important information regarding their upcoming Europa League qualifier.

The Tangerines take on Dynamo Moscow in the home leg on August 2 before the return bout in Russia a week later and Gardyne says the Scottish club has some good tips on how to beat their opposition courtesy of Spartak Moscow winger McGeady.

“I spoke to Aiden about Moscow and he told me they are a really good team,” United new boy Gardyne said.

!The first thing I thought about when the draw was made was I could chat to Aiden and get information from him about Dynamo as he has been in Russia for two years now with Spartak.

“He has been brilliant with the info. I have passed it on and it will certainly add to what the gaffer can dig up on them.

“We think we can win the tie and Aiden also thinks we can go through.”

 
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Terry excited about new-look Chelsea | Transfers | Tribal Football

Chelsea skipper John Terry is excited about the new team now being assembled.

Chelsea skipper John Terry is excited about the new team now being assembled.

With the departure of Didier Drogba and the introduction of Eden Hazard, Oscar and Marko Marin – who are all under 5ft 8ins – Roberto Di Matteo’s side promise to take a more attractive Barcelona-esque approach next season.

Terry said: “We’ve got some new younger players and it obviously takes time to settle in, and this is a good chance coming on these trips, it’s a good chance to settle in around the players. We are away a good couple of weeks. So it gives them a chance to find their feet and find their fitness with us as well.

“Naturally it will take time for them, but hopefully that will be sooner rather than later.

“The players we have signed are all young and skilful so that is obviously the plan for the club, and the thought processes of the club and the direction that they want to go in.”

Chelsea skipper Terry: We must improve Premier League form | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Chelsea skipper John Terry says improvement in the league this season is a priority.

Chelsea skipper John Terry says improvement in the league this season is a priority.

Despite last season’s epic Champions League win, Terry knows the Blues have to improve on their previous league campaign where they finished a massive 25 points behind Manchester City.

“The Premier League was disappointing really. I think we always talk about it, can you do both?

“We have seen Man United do it, but a long time ago. But it’s a tough one because there are so many important games coming and once you are away from that third or fourth spot, it was a case of do you then concentrate on that or do you put all your eggs in one basket in the Champions League.

“Which we did in the end and it paid off. ‘If you are second or third in the league you have still got a chance in the league, then you have to push and play your best teams. But it’s very tough to do.”

McGregor makes move from Rangers to Besiktas | Scottish Football News | Tribal Football

Allan McGregor has completed his transfer to Turkish club Besiktas.

Allan McGregor has completed his transfer to Turkish club Besiktas.

The 30-year old goalkeeper departed Rangers this summer after deciding not to switch his contract over to Charles Green’s newco and has now signed a two-year deal with the Istanbul outfit.

Scotland international McGregor is now looking forward to getting started with the 13-time Turkish Super Lig champions.

“It’s a big club, with a big tradition,” he told BJK TV.

“Supposedly, they have great fans and a lot of noise in the stadium so I’m very excited.

“Every time I play, I don’t like losing, which is a good thing to have.

“I’ll just give my all for the team and hopefully I can do my best.”

 
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Chelsea captain Terry drops shock England retirement hint | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Chelsea skipper John Terry refused to fully commit to England’s World Cup qualifying campaign yesterday.

Chelsea skipper John Terry refused to fully commit to England’s World Cup qualifying campaign yesterday.

The defender was one of the Roy Hodgson side’s star performers during Euro 2012 and his recent acquittal means the path is clear for him to play in England’s World Cup 2014 campaign.

But when asked about whether he was keen to continue with England, Terry replied: “It’s the start of the season isn’t it? It’s encouraging when you take a step back.

“Obviously being knocked out was disappointing, but under Roy it was good. And its important that I’m here now and just concentrating on my football.”

Liverpool skipper Gerrard convinced of top four chances | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard is convinced they can finish in the top four this season.

Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard is convinced they can finish in the top four this season.

Liverpool‘s owners John W Henry and Tom Werner have insisted manager Brendan Rodgers does not have to deliver a top-four finish after three years away from Europe’s top club competition.

But Gerrard says: “I think we will get in the top four. I am not being unrealistic. If we play like we did in a lot of games last season, be clinical and take our chances, I think we will be high up in the table.”

Gerrard admits frustration with Liverpool sacking of Dalglish | Transfers | Tribal Football

Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard says Kenny Dalglish didn’t need to be sacked at the end of last season.But he admits he’s been impressed by new gaffer Brendan Rodgers.

Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard says Kenny Dalglish didn’t need to be sacked at the end of last season.

But he admits he’s been impressed by new gaffer Brendan Rodgers.

“At the end of last season, I didn’t think that (changes needed to be made),” said Gerrard.

“We had done so well in the cups. I thought we would have improved. So when Kenny left it was a big shock and disappointment. I love Kenny. But what has happened has happened. I understood the decision. Finishing eighth was not good enough.

“I’d had text messages and calls throughout the Euros from Brendan and he has made me aware of what he’s trying to do.

“Every time you speak to him you can’t help but be impressed.”