Author Archives: Richard Forrester

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Football commentator legend Alan Green blasts BBC for putting him in semi-retirement after 45 years

By | 10th March 2020

LEGENDARY football commentator Alan Green has criticised the BBC for a “lack of respect” and for forcing him into “semi-retirement.” The 67-year-old is one of the BBC’s most senior football commentators having joined the corporation in 1975 as a news trainee. Green commentated on his first World Cup as a BBC employee in 1982 and […]

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Champions League and Europa League could be SUSPENDED by Uefa over coronavirus outbreak causing chaos

By | 10th March 2020

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE and Europa League football could be suspended to prevent the spread of coronavirus, according to reports. Uefa have already taken the decision to play many of the round-of-16 ties behind closed doors. Barcelona’s clash with Napoli, Paris Saint-Germain against Dortmund and Valencia’s tie with Atalanta will all be played in empty stadiums. Also […]

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Mikel Arteta hopeful Bukayo Saka will sign new Arsenal contract with talks over extension ongoing

By | 9th March 2020

ARSENAL boss Mikel Arteta remains hopeful that starlet Bukayo Saka will sign a new contract. The 18-year-old academy product has enjoyed a terrific breakthrough campaign following the Gunners’ injury crisis at left-back. Saka’s current £3,000-a-week contract expires in the summer of 2021 and is delaying putting pen-to-paper on a new deal. But negotiations over a […]

Kylian Mbappe misses PSG training due to sore throat ahead of Borussia Dortmund clash in Champions League

By | 9th March 2020

KYLIAN MBAPPE has handed Paris Saint-Germain a fitness scare ahead of their crucial clash against Borussia Dortmund after missing training through illness. The French champions host the Bundesliga side in a crucial behind closed doors Champions League contest on Wednesday looking to overturn a 2-1 deficit. Supporters have been banned from entering the stadium to […]

Premier League could ban over-70s attending games to help prevent coronavirus spread

By | 6th March 2020

FOOTBALL fans over the age of 70 could be banned from attending stadiums to combat the spread of the deadly coronavirus. The Premier League and sports broadcasters have been drafted in for an emergency meeting with the government to hold crisis talks. According to Sky, a meeting will be held on Monday to draft contingency […]

There is no pressure like a relegation battle… it’s amazing how many ‘injuries’ happen when going gets tough

By | 6th March 2020

IN A relegation fight there’s nothing worse than being in a dressing room, looking around and knowing there are people that don’t fancy it. I have been relegated in 2002 with Derby and Southampton in 2005. I won all the Player of the Year awards at County that year but I would have swapped them […]

Huddersfield boss Cowley in awe of ‘choreographed dance’ master Bielsa ahead of Leeds scrap

By | 6th March 2020

ELLAND ROAD is hardly an ideal venue for Strictly. Yet Danny Cowley heads to Leeds’ home applauding Marcelo Bielsa not only as a master coach but also as a maestro of dance. For the Huddersfield boss says the Argentinian’s carefully choreographed moves have helped keep him a step ahead of rivals in terms of tactics. […]

How Man Utd will line-up for the derby with Maguire ‘touch and go’ through injury and Rashford and Pogba out

By | 6th March 2020

OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER is sweating on the fitness of Harry Maguire ahead of the crunch Manchester derby on Sunday. The England international missed the 3-0 FA Cup win over Derby on Thursday with an ankle injury. Maguire will face a last-minute fitness test to determine whether he is available to feature against Pep Guardiola’s men […]

How Man Utd will line-up for the derby with Maguire ‘touch and go’ through injury and Rashford and Pogba out

By | 6th March 2020

OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER is sweating on the fitness of Harry Maguire ahead of the crunch Manchester derby on Sunday. The England international missed the 3-0 FA Cup win over Derby on Thursday with an ankle injury. Maguire will face a last-minute fitness test to determine whether he is available to feature against Pep Guardiola’s men […]

Billy Gilmour in line for first Premier League start as Chelsea face Everton after teenager’s Liverpool heroics

By | 6th March 2020

CHELSEA star Billy Gilmour is set for his first Premier League start after his Man of the Match performance against Liverpool. The 18-year-old is in line to feature against Everton on Sunday having spent the week training with the first-team. Gilmour stole the headlines on Tuesday after running the show in midfield as the Blues […]