News That Matters

Tag: Football

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte resigned to missing out on Champions League football after West Ham draw

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte resigned to missing out on Champions League football after West Ham draw

Sports
Antonio Conte felt Chelsea's 1-1 draw with West Ham summed up their frustrating season.The Blues dominated the match at Stamford Bridge but only had Cesar Azpilicueta's first-half goal to show for it.Alvaro Morata had two goals disallowed for offside while West Ham keeper Joe Hart suddenly began to display the sort of form which not so long ago made him England's undisputed number one.And within three minutes of coming on as a second-half substitute Javier Hernandez swept in an equaliser to snatch a point for West Ham.The stuttering champions are now 10 points behind Tottenham and Blues boss Conte admits a top-four finish looks an increasingly forlorn hope."We must be realistic," he said. "You must win this game if you want to reach a target, in this case we want to reach a place in the Ch...
Football icon Ronaldo reveals there was more behind THAT haircut at the 2002 World Cup

Football icon Ronaldo reveals there was more behind THAT haircut at the 2002 World Cup

Sports
Ronaldo's style attracted worldwide media attention Wednesday, March 21, 2018With millions aross the planet watching, the World Cup is the perfect opportunity to make a name for yourself as a footballer.But some also use the tournament to sport an iconic haircut and we have seen some classics over the years.From Bobby Charlton’s comb over swirling all over the shop as he helped England to a World Cup triumph in 1966 to Carlos Valderrama’s truly majestic blonde afro at France 98, we've seen it all. And who can forget former Brazilian striker Ronaldo’s somewhat questionable lid at the 2002 World Cup?But The Sun reported how Ronaldo revealed that the haircut was actually a ploy to distract the media attention from a leg injury he was carrying.It certainly had the desired effect as t
The 72 on talkSPORT 2 – Football League podcast on Monday, March 5

The 72 on talkSPORT 2 – Football League podcast on Monday, March 5

Sports
Listen back to the latest edition of The 72 podcastMonday, March 5, 2018Dan Windle is joined in the studio by The Sun’s EFL writer Tom Barclay and the former Wolves striker Chris Iwelumo to discuss all things EFL.They’re joined by the former Swansea city defender Alan Tate to discuss Garry Monk being swiftly appointed as the new Birmingham boss following Steve Cotterill’s departure.The guys are also joined by Preston forward, Sean Maguire to talk injury lows and goalscoring highs following his brace at the weekendThe new Grimsby boss, Michael Jolley also joins to assess how he’ll keep Grimsby in the EFL. Let's block ads! (Why?)
Which football matches have been postponed due to the 'Beast from the East'? Find out here

Which football matches have been postponed due to the 'Beast from the East'? Find out here

Sports
Saturday, March 3, 2018The freezing weather across the UK - branded 'the Beast from the East' - is causing havoc with the football fixture list.Numerous games up and down the country have already been called off this weekend due to unplayable pitches and safety concerns around stadiums.talkSPORT.com will keep you updated with all the matches called off this weekend in England and Scotland. Here's the current list of postponed games...Saturday, March 3Championship:Aston Villa v QPRBarnsley v Norwich CityBrentford v Cardiff CityIpswich Town v Hull CitySheffield United v Burton AlbionWolverhampton v ReadingLeague One:AFC Wimbledon v CharltonBlackpool v NorthamptonBradford v PortsmouthDoncaster v BuryGillingham v RotherhamOxford United v FleetwoodRochdale v P...
New era for Saudi: Women free to watch football

New era for Saudi: Women free to watch football

World
Saudi Arabia is undergoing the most unprecedented changes in its history.Sky News was among the first foreign news media to film one major change being implemented: women being allowed to go to football matches."It means that I am human," secondary school teacher Nora told Sky News at a Riyadh derby game."No other can prevent me from doing what I want."No other decide what I want. I am the one who decide."Many things we take for granted have long been banned in Saudi Arabia.In its ultra conservative society simply letting women watch football is a groundbreaking change, one of many being promised.Among them is the freedom for women to drive.Video:Saudi activist: Change is comingMadeha al Ajroush has been jailed in the past for driving a car in protest.She has spent much of her life campaig...