The Offside Daily – 3rd March 2014

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10 of the best football stories of the day:

1. Samir Nasri and Manuel Pellegrini have called for Manchester City to go for the domestic cup treble after securing the first trophy of the season against Sunderland in the Capital One Cup.

2. Following a formal fine and warning from Newcastle United, Alan Pardew could face the sack should the FA reprimand him with a severe ban.

3. Liverpool owner John Henry admits that Arsenal triggered a buy out clause in Luis Suarez’s contract last summer, but dismissed it’s significance.

4. Former England winger John Barnes today dismissed claims by Sol Campbell that he would have been national captain for more than ten years.

5. Stoke boss Tony Pulis calls diving a ‘disease’ and insists he will fine Jerome Thomas and Marouane Chamakh for diving in their draw against Swansea City.

6. Olympiakos forward Michael Olaitan is in a stable condition following his collapse during the first half of a 3-0 defeat to Panathinaikos. The Athens derby also saw the Panathinaikos manager hit by an object. (BBC)

7. Following his ban on all male comedy panel shows, BBC director Danny Cohen is set to break up the Hansen-Shearer affair with more ‘diverse’ pundits. (Digital Spy)

8. TV blooper time…Pellegrini’s emotions were plain to see after Manchester City won their first trophy of the season, as he admits he enjoys the pressure of managing Manchester ‘United’…(Mirror)

9. Manchester United legends Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville scout local club Salford FC as they prepare to launch a takeover bid. (Daily Mail)

10. Jordan Henderson mingles with Sunderland fans during the Capital One Cup Final, showing he still has a passion for his boyhood club. (Daily Mail)

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