Stokes' dad Ged backs his lad to shine as England captain

‘He has the ability, the cricketing knowledge and nous to do the job admirably’: Ben Stokes’ dad Ged backs his lad to shine as England captain Ben Stokes is stepping up with Joe Root taking time to be with his family  Root’s wife Carrie is due to give birth later this week and he needs to be isolated  This means Stokes will replace him to lead out England at the Ageas Bowl  Ged Stokes does not hesitate when considering the […]

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Mikel Arteta reveals his stance over William Saliba playing in French cup final

Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta says William Saliba has ‘earned the right’ to play for Saint-Etienne in their Coupe de France final with Paris Saint-Germain next month. Saliba, 19, joined Arsenal in a £27million move last summer but was immediately loaned back to Saint-Etienne for the 2019/20 campaign to aid his development and guarantee regular playing time. However, the impact of the coronavirus crisis on French football means there has been uncertainty over whether the central defender will be able […]

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Hodgson had his doubters but is now dreaming of a European tour at 73

Roy Hodgson had plenty of doubters when he arrived at Crystal Palace… but now the Premier League’s oldest EVER boss is dreaming of Europe after quietly steering his side up the table – and as he approaches 73, he doesn’t look like stopping soon! Plenty doubted Roy Hodgson’s ability when he took the reins at Palace in 2017 Three years on, he is oldest ever Premier League manager and still going strong Eagles can make legitimate push for Europe despite having […]

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Rubi clings onto his job after Roberto Soldado scores in 91st minute

Real Betis 2-2 Granada: Rubi clings onto his job after former Tottenham striker Roberto Soldado rescues away side with 91st minute equaliser in topsy-turvy LaLiga clash Real Betis draw 2-2 at home to Granada, who haven’t lost in their last five games Granada’s Carlos Fernandez scored in the 28th minute from a counter attack Betis were handed a lifeline after being awarded a penalty in the 83rd minute Before go ahead in the 88 minute and later losing that lead in […]

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Toto Schillaci reflects on his amazing Italia '90 in a rare interview

Everything I touched turned to GOLD: In a rare interview, Italia ’90 hero Toto Schillaci talks acting, reality TV, using Paul Gascoigne as a translator… and being an Arsenal fan Toto Schillaci was the unlikely hero of Italy’s campaign at the 1990 World Cup  Originally the fifth-choice striker, he captured the hearts of fans at home Since playing football he has been a councillor, an actor, and a reality TV star  He is also a lover of the English game, […]

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Parish charts his remarkable 10 years at the helm of Crystal Palace

From bust to BOOM! Steve Parish charts his remarkable 10 years at Crystal Palace after saving them from the brink of extinction – from the difficulty of dealing with Frank de Boer to targeting more south London talent like Wilfried Zaha Steve Parish, 54, is grateful to be chairman of the club he supported as a boy  In 2010, Parish led a consortium to save Crystal Palace from administration  The businessman insisted there was no way he could buy it without […]

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Pochettino is ready for his next job… but where could he go next?

Mauricio Pochettino says he is ready for his next job and will be on the radar of multiple clubs… but from Newcastle to Manchester United and Real Madrid, where could the former Tottenham boss head next? Mauricio Pochettino has been out of work since his Spurs sacking in November The Argentine has been linked with a host of top jobs in the past few years Newcastle, Man City and Man City are among the Premier League candidates Real Madrid have […]

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Robin van Persie reveals his 'crucial' warning from Arsene Wenger at Arsenal

Robin van Persie has revealed that some words of wisdom from Arsene Wenger were ‘crucial’ at the start of his Arsenal career. The Dutch striker joined the Gunners at the age of 20 in a £3 million deal from Feyenoord in 2004. Van Persie was competing for a place with Thierry Henry and Dennis Bergkamp after arriving at Arsenal. But Wenger warned Van Persie that he would need to accept a bit-part role for his first two seasons at Arsenal. […]

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Marcus Rashford shows his trophy cabinet filled with medals and caps

Marcus Rashford shows off his incredible trophy cabinet filled with 38 England caps, FA Cup and Europa League medals plus his man of the match champagne bottles Marcus Rashford has shared a picture of his large trophy cabinet on Instagram  It holds Europa League and FA Cup medals, England caps and individual awards  Rashford has scored 64 goals in 201 appearances for United at the age of 22   Here’s how to help people impacted by Covid-19 With football on a hiatus, […]

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Paul Pogba nutmegs his mother in the street during football lockdown

‘When your mum tells you she’s played football before…’: Paul Pogba teases his mother as the Manchester United star nutmegs her in the street during coronavirus lockdown Paul Pogba has been practicing his skill during the football suspension  He played with his mum in the street and nutmegged her in a clip on Instagram  The Frenchman has had an injury hit year and has not played since Boxing Day  Learn more about how to help people impacted by COVID Paul […]

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