Author Archives: Jon Boon

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Amazing story of Tyrone Mings’ England debut, from living in a homeless shelter to working in a pub while playing non-league football

By | 14th October 2019

IT’S been a long way to the top for Tyrone Mings. The 6ft 5in Aston Villa centre-back, who became a fans’ favourite after helping the Villans gain promotion to the Premier League before securing a permanent move for £26.5m from Bournemouth, could make his England debut tonight against Bulgaria in Sofia. But when he was […]

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Most intelligent footballers: Tomori is studying business management, while Lukaku is multi-lingual and Mata studied journalism

By | 10th October 2019

THEY’RE football’s smartest men. For years footballers have had their intelligence questioned, but that’s just not the case with this lot. Sure, many players neglect their studies to concentrate on making it in the professional game, and that’s fine. But some like to use their brains further in getting degrees that could help them in […]

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Glamorous Serie A presenter Diletta Leotta opens up about sexist chants, meeting Mourinho and those stolen nude pictures

By | 8th October 2019

GORGEOUS Italian TV presenter Diletta Leotta has laughed off sexist chants made by Napoli fans as a joke, insisting it was all a “misunderstanding”. The 28-year-old beauty made headline news last week when video surfaced of a section of fans at the Stadio San Paolo chanting “fuori le tette” (which roughly translates as “get your […]

Sean and Matty Longstaff the TENTH set of brothers to play for Newcastle after running the show against Man Utd

By | 7th October 2019

BROTHERS Matty and Sean Longstaff ran the show in Newcastle’s 1-0 win over Manchester United. The pair were everywhere as the Toon held on for a famous victory over the Red Devils as Steve Bruce’s side got a much-needed three points. But the siblings aren’t the first brothers to run out for the club at […]

Inside Lionel Messi’s Sitges hotel and favourite holiday destination, where the Barcelona ace likes to go when he’s recovering from injury

By | 4th October 2019

WHEN Lionel Messi broke his arm last year in a La Liga match against Sevilla, he went straight to Sitges. He dropped into the Hotel MiM Sitges, a boutique spot complete with a spa that he owns, to visit staff while he relaxed and recovered. The Barcelona legend, who owns hotels in Ibiza and Majorca […]

Arsenal wonderkid Gabriel Martinelli is a Cristiano Ronaldo-loving forward who trialled with Man Utd and destroyed Standard Liege

By | 4th October 2019

WHEN Gabriel Martinelli became Arsenal’s first summer signing back in July in a £6m deal, few fans had heard of him outside of South America. But in his homeland of Brazil there’s a strong belief that the forward will go on to become one of their superstars. He took his first steps towards fulfilling that […]

Before Man Utd played AZ Alkmaar on a plastic pitch, teams likes QPR and Luton used artificial turf to their advantage

By | 3rd October 2019

THERE’S nothing like a plastic pitch as a leveller. Tonight, under-pressure Ole Gunnar Solskjaer takes his beleaguered Manchester United side to Holland, where they play AZ Alkmaar. But what will make their task much harder is what faces them at ADO Den Haag’s stadium. The Red Devils superstars, used to playing on the pristine carpets […]

Bayern Munich target Jude Bellingham is Birmingham City’s youngest ever goalscorer and has starred for England Under-17s

By | 3rd October 2019

TREVOR FRANCIS was watching his grandson play for Birmingham’s Academy when he first heard about Jude Bellingham. There had been a buzz about Bayern Munich-target Bellingham for some time and St Andrew’s legend Francis asked people: “Who is he? They say he could beat my record.” On August 31, he did just that – becoming […]

Serge Gnabry failed to fulfil promise at Arsenal, was slammed by Tony Pulis, but is now a star for both Bayern Munich and Germany

By | 2nd October 2019

AS Serge Gnabry collected the match ball after his stunning performance against Spurs in Bayern Munich’s 7-2 win, Arsenal fans may have been delighted. Seeing their former player bury Tottenham by scoring four goals against their bitter rivals in a Champions League tie would’ve certainly put a smile on many Gooners’ faces. But on reflection, […]