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Friday 26 October 2012

Matchweek 9: Premier League press conferences

Barclays Premier League managers meet the press ahead of of this weekend's encounters

Paul Lambert's Aston Villa host the side he managed last season, Norwich City, on Saturday

Norwich City travel to Aston Villa, the home of former manager Paul Lambert, to kick-off another weekend of Barclays Premier League action.

You can catch up on all the latest team news ahead of the weekend's matches on premierleague.com. See below for all the previews for this weekend's encounters including videos of manager press conferences.

Matchday Live also offers background on previous meetings between the two sides and you can test your skills by predicting the score in the Barclays Fanzone.

Saturday 27 October 2012

ASTON VILLA v NORWICH CITY (12.45pm) #AVLNOR

Paul Lambert (NOR) on not relying on individuals to score goals, playing down the contest against his former club and treating it as just another match.

Chris Hughton (NOR) on the form of midfielder Alexander Tettey, the strengths of Aston Villa and coming up against the Canaries former manager, Paul Lambert.

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ARSENAL v QUEENS PARK RANGERS (3pm) #ARSQPR

Arsene Wenger (ARS) on the possibility of his injury absentees returning, the club's AGM and getting his side's rhythm back.

Mark Hughes (QPR) on being impressed with the display against Everton, the positive news regarding his side's injury list and the support he gets from the club's hierarchy.

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READING v FULHAM (3pm) #RDGFUL

Brian McDermott (RDG) on Jason Roberts's focus, Pavel Pogrebynak's goal efficiency and the importance of loyal home support.

Martin Jol (FUL) on facing former striker Pavel Pogrebnyak, his side's improving away form and why it’s important for Reading to win on Saturday.

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STOKE CITY v SUNDERLAND (3pm) #STKSUN

Tony Pulis (STK) on utilising Michael Owen, his side's tough start to the season and why Martin O'Neill is a tough opponent.

Martin O'Neill (SUN) on having Lee Cattermole back from suspension, why he has signed James McFadden and his respect for Tony Pulis.

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WIGAN ATHLETIC v WEST HAM UTD (3pm) #WIGWHU

Roberto Martinez (WIG) on Ryo Miyaichi's injury, looking forward to playing at home again and what makes West Ham United such a hard team to play against.

Sam Allardyce (WHU) on West Ham's long injury list, the tough run of fixtures coming up, the need for his strikers to start firing and the uniqueness of Wigan’s tactical system.

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MANCHESTER CITY v SWANSEA CITY (5.30pm) #MCISWA

Roberto Mancini (MCI) on putting the Ajax defeat behind them, defending his tactical changes and keeping faith with his system.

Michael Laudrup (SWA) on how low expectations and the ability to maintain possession against the Barclays Premier League champions could work in the visitors' favour.

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Sunday 28 October 2012

EVERTON v LIVERPOOL (1.30pm) #EVELIV

David Moyes (EVE) on the latest news regarding Marouane Fellaini's injury recovery and what it is like to manage a team in a Merseyside derby.

Brendan Rodgers (LIV) on what Stewart Downing's Europa League goal will do for his confidence and being prepared to play his youngsters against Everton.

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NEWCASTLE UTD v WEST BROMWICH ALBION (3pm) #NEWWBA

Alan Pardew (NEW) on being impressed with Gabriel Obertan's form, the spirit in his squad and being wary of West Bromwich Albion.

Steve Clarke (WBA) on getting over last week's defeat by Manchester City and returning to the club where he began his coaching career.

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SOUTHAMPTON v TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR (3pm) #SOUTOT

Nigel Adkins (SOU) on Gaston Ramirez's injury, keeping positive after losing to West Ham United and the importance of trying to entertain Southampton's fans.

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CHELSEA v MANCHESTER UTD (4pm) #CHEMUN

Roberto Di Matteo (CHE) on the injury to Frank Lampard, how well Oscar has settled in at the club and the challenge of taking on Manchester United.

Sir Alex Ferguson (MUN) on the injury to midfielder Shinji Kagawa, the strength of his forward line and Chelsea's new style of play.

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