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OFFER FOR CURTIS NELSON IS ‘DERISORY’

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Plymouth Argyle confirm that they received an offer for captain Curtis Nelson from Barnsley but not without describing the offer as “derisory.” Newly-promoted Championship side Barnsley made the move to land the player based on his impressive performance but the club has said the player is not for sale.

The 23-year-old centre back is out of contract at the end of the month, but has been offered a new deal to keep him at the club, according to reports.

Barnsley boosts their chance of play-off

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Barnsley has boosted their chance to make it to the play-offs by winning a difficult match at Port Vale. The match ended 1-0 thanks to a goal from ConorHourihane, but the game itself was far from being convincing by the away side.

Paul Heckingbottom, Barnsley’s temporary manager, was keen to acknowledge that the way his team played was far from being perfect. He believes that his players will need to lift their games if they want to make it to the play-offs.

Leeds United go into the new campaign with aspirations

Leeds United go into the new campaign with aspirations about being promoted to the Premier League but it will be easier said than done since the club has been in this situation more often than not in the last five years.

The current ownership of the club has also not provided the stability that is required to put together a title challenge. This could change in the coming campaign with former Wigan manager Uwe Rosler at the helm. The German says that he is prepared for a long campaign up ahead. Even now, many are starting to doubt the longevity of Rosler given the average results in the club’s recent friendly matches.

After having played three friendly matches so far, Leeds have yet to taste a success.Rosler will come under increasing pressure ahead of the next couple of matches – against Hoffenheim and Everton. Even though these are just pre-season friendly matches designed to build the fitness of the players, it would also be helpful in getting the manager more information about the players at his disposal. However, two draws and one defeat in the three games is certainly not confidence inspiring. The team open the campaign with a home game against newly relegated Burnley.

Sam Allardyce is sacked by West Ham United and now the search for a new manager begins

The beginning of the season was a sensational one for West Ham United and Sam Allardyce as the club managed to claim huge victories against big clubs such as: Manchester City and Liverpool. This allowed West Ham United to compete in the higher spots of the Premier League for a few weeks but things began to collapse in the 2nd half of the season as they slipped points and spots in the English until eventually managing to secure the 12th spot of the Premier League.

It seems like claiming the 12th position wasn’t good enough for the head chiefs of West Ham United as it has been confirmed that Sam Allardyce was not offered a contract extension and the manager had to leave his managerial role at the club.

The announcement was made to the public less than 24 hours after West Ham United played their last match of the season against Newcastle United on May 24 in a match that concluded with a final scoreboard of 2-0.

There is a list of managers who are rumored to being selected as the new manager of West Ham United including: Carlo Ancelotti, Rafael Benitez, Andre Villas-Boas and Steve McClaren.

Lee Johnson is ready to give youth a chance to step up

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Barnsley finished the 2014/15 season on a high note as the League One club defeated Rochdale with an overwhelming scoreboard of 5-0. This was the very last match of their campaign and it was the way that the club needed to end their season which was filled ups and downs but even with this sensational final victory, their campaign concluded with a bittersweet taste as they lost a coach in the process.

After having spent over 2 years as a manager and as a player as well, Danny Wilson was sacked due to the amount of disappointing results that Barnsley sustained and Lee Johnson replaced Wilson.

Barnsley eventually went on to claim the 11th spot of the English League One and even though the season only reached it’s end a few weeks ago, Lee Johnson is already outlining his plans for the future.

Lee Johnson is planning to make a few changes with hopes that the team can battle for the top spots of the English League One and one of these adjustments is to allow the younger players to have their time at the spotlight and prove their worth.

The 34 year old English coach of Barnsley, Lee Johnson said: “If you’re good enough, then you’ll play in my team, that’s what I’ve always said.I’ve been impressed with the youngsters this season and they’ve shown they’re not out of their depth.George has been the surprise package for me, he’s got better as the season has gone on and he’s proven he can cope at this level.But the same goes for Mason and James, who have also impressed me.”