Author Archives: Martin Lipton

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Lampard, Klopp and tearful Noble among stars to join forces for heartbreaking video marking Holocaust Memorial Day

By | 23rd January 2020

HARRY KANE, Virgil van Dijk and Frank Lampard have united to urge fans to make sure hatred and anti-Semitism are never accepted in this country. The trio are among a host of Prem stars and managers, including Liverpool’s German boss Jurgen Klopp, appearing in a searing video to mark Holocaust Memorial Day on Monday. With […]

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Ex-Southampton star Jhon Viafara extradited to USA accused of smuggling TWO TONNES of cocaine from Colombia

By | 23rd January 2020

FORMER Southampton midfielder Jhon Viafara has been extradited to the US from his native Colombia to face charges of drug-running. Viafara, 41, who spent two years at St Mary’s after a £750,000 move to the south coast in 2006, was arrested in March. He is accused of importing two tonnes of cocaine to the US, […]

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Mino Raiola, Jorge Mendes and football’s super-agents hold showdown talks in London to stop radical new Fifa earnings

By | 22nd January 2020

FOOTBALL’S super-agents have assembled in London – in a desperate bid to thwart Fifa restrictions on their future earning. Paul Pogba’s representative Mino Raiola, Portuguese intermediary Jorge Mendes, whose clients include Cristiano Ronaldo and Jose Mourinho, and Gareth Bale’s agent Jonathan Barnett headed the cast-list at a meeting in North London. The trio are leading […]

Wilfried Zaha will face NO further action over eye poke on Ward-Prowse during Crystal Palace loss to Southampton

By | 22nd January 2020

WILFRIED ZAHA has avoided FA action for his eye-poke on Southampton’s James Ward-Prowse. The simmering bad blood between the pair boiled over on the stroke of half-time as Saints stunned Selhurst Park with their 2-0 win. Zaha and England midfielder Ward-Prowse squared up and TV pictures showed the Palace wide-man poking the Saints star in […]

Man City should be punished for any alleged breach of FFP, says LaLiga boss Javier Tebas

By | 20th January 2020

MANCHESTER CITY should be punished for any alleged Financial Fair Play breaches, claims LaLiga’s boss. A panel of Uefa “judges” is expected to rule this month after the clubs’ financial control body recommended sanctions against City. The Prem champions have consistently maintained their innocence and have pledged to fight any punishment. But Tebas believes both […]

Pochettino reveals his next job likely to be in England or Spain with Man Utd and Real Madrid linked

By | 16th January 2020

MAURICIO Pochettino has confirmed his next job could be in England or Spain. Poch, sacked by Spurs two months ago, remains under contract with Tottenham until the end of the season. But the Argentine, long linked with any potential vacancy at Manchester United, gave the clearest hint yet that he expects the next job to […]

Chelsea blow as Fifa set to clamp down on senior players who can go out on loan transfers

By | 15th January 2020

A FIFA loans clampdown to prevent clubs “hoarding” players is set to be agreed in the next few weeks. World chiefs announced in September they had agreed draft proposals that will have a huge effect on Prem sides like Chelsea. The Blues have infamously used the loan market as part of a long-term transfer strategy. […]

Arsenal and Liverpool set to lose their best players for six weeks next season with AFCON 2021 taking place in winter

By | 15th January 2020

LIVERPOOL face losing Mo Salah, Sadio Mane and Naby Keita for SIX weeks next season after the Africa Cup of Nations was moved back to the winter. The potentially massive blow to Jurgen Klopp’s side was confirmed by African football chiefs. And the decision and its repercussions could have a huge influence on the direction […]

Everton money chief says Toffees are NOT in a sticky FFP situation despite £112million losses for 2018-19

By | 14th January 2020

EVERTON cash chief Sasha Ryazantsev has pledged the Toffees are NOT in a sticky FFP situation – despite announcing a £112million loss last season. The Goodison club confirmed the record deficit after their big gamble on Marco Silva failed to pay off. Prem rules allow clubs to lose just £105m over a three-year cycle. Yet […]

Everton post record losses of £112million but are set to avoid any Premier League sanctions

By | 14th January 2020

EVERTON have posted record losses of nearly £112m for the 2018-19 financial year. But the Toffees are not currently facing any Premier League sanctions as they are STILL meeting financial targets. The Goodison outfit confirmed a loss for the year to June of £111,815,000 – coming after losses of £13.07m in 2017-18. Prem rules allow clubs […]