Nigel Adkins has recently been appointed as manager of Reading and his sole task is to help the club avoid relegation from the Premiership. How then does a new manager actually approach the daunting task of trying to rapidly improve the fortunes of a club, and lead them into a position where both the fans and the players are content?
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Since their promotion in 2005, Wigan Athletic have survived in the Premier League by the skin of their teeth on a regular basis. From the days of Paul Jewell, through the era of Steve Bruce to the current day manager Roberto Martinez they always find a way to move away from the drop zone at the right time.
Striker Conor Sammon finally looks set to make his full Republic of Ireland debut tonight after impressing this season in the Championship with Derby County.
Antonio Valencia last season was arguably the stand out player at Old Trafford with his pace and tenacity really coming to the fore.
He may look back on his team’s victory as a highlight to savour if they end up ultimately avoiding relegation.
Despite this he should be thankful for the reprieve he has been given by the FA. He may want to consider this when he challenges in future matches.
For those watching Wigan Athletic take on Newcastle United on Sunday afternoon would've seen, what can only be described as, as horror tackle by Callum McManaman on Massadio Haidara.
Olympiacos achieved a 3-0 victory over AEK Athens on Sunday to earn the club their 40th top-division title - their 15th Greek League win in the last 17 years.
With the draw for the FA Cup swinging favourably towards Millwall, Blackburn Rovers and Wigan Athletic, the former duo to face a replay following their 0-0 draw on Sunday, it means one of the three teams are guaranteed a place in Europe next season, provided Chelsea finish fifth or higher.
There appears to be no hiding place for Arsene Wenger this season. The wily, old Frenchman has come under constant scrutiny for his team's questionable performances, a 1-0 loss at home to Blackburn in the FA Cup the latest to be scowled upon.
3 time African Player of the Year winner Samuel Eto'o is renowned for his acceleration and clinical finishing. 2 time winner Didier Drogba is renowned for his strength and power. 22 year old Nigerian Victor Moses has the potential to become renowned for all these abilities and to become Africa's next superstar.