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Tottenham clash with RB Leipzig WILL go ahead in front of fans despite other Champions League games behind closed doors

By | 9th March 2020

TOTTENHAM’S Champions League second leg clash at RB Leipzig tomorrow WILL go ahead in front of fans despite the growing coronavirus fears. Jose Mourinho’s men were steeling themselves to play a game behind closed doors as they attempt to wrest back the 1-0 first leg deficit to the German outfit. But while PSG’s game with […]

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Premier League matches and other sport events to allow fans in for now after Government crisis talks over coronavirus

By | 9th March 2020

PREMIER League matches will allow fans in the stadium for now following government crisis talks over coronavirus. League chiefs along with the FA, EFL and broadcasters were summoned to a meeting on Monday with government health advisers at the Department of Culture, Media and Sport. They determined no drastic measures in England were to be […]

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Some at Chelsea still regret decision to sack Ancelotti and Italian will get ovation he deserves on return with Everton

By | 6th March 2020

CARLO ANCELOTTI has waited nine years for the chance to say goodbye to Stamford Bridge. Tomorrow, it will be “hello” again, as he returns to SW6. But there is an irony that he does so in charge of the club he faced in his last Chelsea game. His sacking, in a Goodison Park corridor after […]

Premier League BAN players from shaking hands before games amid coronavirus fears

By | 5th March 2020

THE Premier League have banned players and officials from shaking hands because of coronavirus. Top-flight chiefs last night confirmed the traditional fair-play pre-match ceremony will not take place from this weekend until further notice. The protocol of the hosts walking past the opposition will continue but without stars pressing the flesh. Last week, Newcastle manager […]

League Cup’s future under threat as Uefa chief Aleksander Ceferin calls on FA to axe competition

By | 5th March 2020

UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin has added further doubt to the long term future of the League Cup after suggesting “it would be better for everyone” to kill it off. EFL chiefs are fighting a losing battle to keep the only second domestic cup in the Big Five countries alive as efforts to expand the Champions […]

Premier League clubs expecting games to be played behind closed doors due to coronavirus outbreak

By | 5th March 2020

PREMIER LEAGUE clubs now expect they will have to play some games behind closed doors because of the coronavirus. SunSport reported how League chiefs have sent letters to all 20 clubs warning of the possibility of no fans in grounds to ensure the season is completed. And Everton chief finance officer Sasha Ryazantsev revealed the […]

Disgraced ex-Uefa boss Michel Platini loses appeal against eight-year football ban over £1.4m payment

By | 5th March 2020

DISGRACED former Uefa boss Michel Platini has lost his appeal to the European Court of Human Rights over his ban from football. Platini was banned for an initial eight years by Fifa over receiving a £1.4m “disloyal payment” from ousted president Sepp Blatter in 2011. The 2015 decision saw the French midfield legend ostracised from […]

Republic of Ireland boss Mick McCarthy warns Tottenham’s Troy Parrott he needs game or Euro 2020 dream is over

By | 4th March 2020

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND boss Mick McCarthy has warned teenage ace Troy Parrott his Euro 2020 dreams are over unless he gets a regular run in the Tottenham team. Jose Mourinho refused to send the striker, 18, out on loan in January in order for him to fulfill home-grown player qualification status. Parrott came on as […]

Gareth Southgate apologises to Chris Smalling over England snub and opens door for shock Euro 2020 comeback

By | 4th March 2020

GARETH SOUTHGATE has apologised to Chris Smalling for his public England rejection – and opened the door to a stunning recall ahead of Euro 2020. Manchester United defender Smalling, who has impressed on loan at Roma this season, was hurt by Southgate’s decision to axe him from the England squad in November 2017. Southgate suggested […]

Gareth Southgate confident Harry Kane AND Marcus Rashford will be fit and firing for England’s Euro 2020 bid

By | 4th March 2020

GARETH SOUTHGATE reckons Harry Kane and Marcus Rashford ARE both on course to make the Euros. But the Three Lions chief warned they must prove their fitness — and has not ruled out an SOS call to Jamie Vardy. Tottenham talisman Kane ruptured his hamstring on New Year’s Day, while Manchester United’s Rashford has a […]