Author Archives: Helen Rowe-Willcocks


Do away goals count double in Carabao Cup semi-finals and is extra time used when matches are a draw?

By | 7th January 2020

MANCHESTER CITY will look to book their place in the Carabao Cup final for a third time in a row. Pep Guardiola’s side have won the competition in both the last two seasons and eased past Man Utd 3-1 in their first leg at Old Trafford. The winner of that affair will take on Aston […]


Does the FA Cup 3rd round have VAR and is it being used in every match?

By | 4th January 2020

THE FA Cup is back this weekend with the 3rd round. No fewer than 64 teams are battling it out, but will the controversial VAR system be used? Does the FA Cup 3rd round have VAR? Yes. The FA Cup is using VAR, but only in selected ties. As was the case last season, only […]


Champions League sorting rules: Are groups decided by head-to-head record or goal difference when teams finish level?

By | 6th November 2019

IT’S the final round of group games in the Champions League this season with Chelsea and Liverpool both still needing to qualify for the knockout stages. Jurgen Klopp’s reigning champions travel to Austria, while the Blues host French outfit Lille in their bid to avoid demotion to the Europa League. Tottenham and Manchester City are […]

Carabao Cup extra-time rules: Do League Cup ties go to penalties after 90 minutes or is there extra time when a draw?

By | 29th October 2019

CARABAO CUP returns with a cracker as Manchester City look to finish the job against local rivals United. Pep Guardiola’s men won 3-1 at Old Trafford in the first leg to put themselves in pole position for another trip to Wembley. Man City are looking to win the Carabao Cup for a third time. In […]

How do I watch Sky Sports Red Button, and what Championship matches are on live TV this week?

By | 1st October 2019

NO doubt about it – the Championship is the most exciting league in the world. And in a special treat for fans this season, Sky Sports are showing more of it than ever on TV with most midweek games on the box. And even if you’re not a Sky subscriber there are other options available […]

Carabao Cup extra-time rules: Does League Cup go to penalties after 90 minutes or is extra time played?

By | 26th August 2019

THE CARABAO CUP is back as teams go head-to-head in round three of this competition, aiming to break Man City’s stranglehold. Last season Pep Guardiola’s men lifted the trophy after seeing off Chelsea on penalties in the final, having hammered Arsenal in 2018 – and will enter this term at the third round stage. Does […]

England U21 vs Romania U21 live stream: How to watch Euro U21 Championship online and on TV

By | 21st June 2019

ONLY a win will be enough for England as they play Romania at their second Euro U21 Championship game. Just the three group winners and the best runner-up progress to the semi-final and Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s late own goal against France have given the Three Lions a mountain to climb to be among that group. What […]

Did Gordon Ramsay ever play for Rangers, and why did Soccer Aid star and top chef’s football career end?

By | 16th June 2019

GORDON RAMSAY will be putting on his “Rest of the World” shirt for the sixth time tonight as part of Soccer Aid 2018. The 51-year-old chef, who will join Usain Bolt’s team, is a keen sportsman having competed in 10 marathons and completed an Ironman challenge. Did Gordon Ramsay play for Rangers? Growing up Ramsay […]

Who is Michael Owen’s wife Louise Bonsall, and how many children do couple have?

By | 16th June 2019

MICHAEL Owen will be competing in Soccer Aid tonight as part of the England team. He has been married to childhood sweetheart Louise Bonshall but has she has tended to stay away from the limelight. Who is Michael Owen’s wife Louise Bonsall? THE pair met in primary school in 1984 and became childhood sweethearts whilst […]

Man Utd face Chelsea in blockbuster Premier League opening day clash with Arsenal in nightmare start as every fixture revealed

By | 13th June 2019

MANCHESTER UNITED have been drawn against Chelsea in a tasty clash on the first weekend of the Premier League 2019/20 season. All eyes will be on Old Trafford for the stand-out clash as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer aims for a better season and a place back in the Champions League after his side trailed off at […]