Critics target Saracens but Alex Goode does not care

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Critics target Saracens but Alex Goode does not care

Padrew believes Sanogo will bring unpredictability against Burnley

Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew believes loan signing Yaya Sanogo will bring unpredictability to the side’s match against Burnley.
The 21-year-old striker joined the Eagles on loan from Arsenal until the end of the season.
He’s scored only one goal in 20 appearances for the Gunners, but Padrew believes he has a “technical ability that sometimes surprises you”.
The Eagles will face Burnley at Turf Moor tomorrow.


Saracens v Munster: Critics target Sarries but Alex Goode does not care

A victory for Saracens over bogey-side Munster tomorrow would give the club a break from the negative headlines that have surrounded them in recent weeks.
Just before Christmas, reports circulated that Saracens were being investigated by Premiership Rugby over allegations they had broken the £5.5million salary cap.
That put the spotlight firmly on the club for all the wrong reasons but Saracens full-back Alex Goode brushes off such attention.
“Those things don’t bother you,” said the England international. “People have been taking chunks out of us for a while saying lots of things, including calling us London South Africa at one point! Our rugby has been described as boring and you have to  keep your head down and let the results take care of themselves.”
Saracens have lost five of their six games against Munster and they hope  to improve that dreadful record  in tomorrow’s  home Rugby Champions Cup clash.
Victory for Munster would make it their 100th European win and Goode said: “They always seem to raise their game for Europe but so do we. Having made the final and semis in the last two seasons, we have proved we are also serious contenders.”


Harlequins to face the Wasps

Following a rocky year, the Harlequins are set to face the Wasps tomorrow.
The side’s 21-12 win over Leicester last weekend moved them within two points of the top four.

Andy Murray to face qualifier in first round of Australian Open

The first round of the Australian Open will see Andy Murray play a qualifier.
But the 27-year-old faces a tough route is he is to reach another Melbourne final.
Evening Standard Sports Editor Tim Nichols explains more.

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