By contrast Ince, Beckham and Scholes never really get to grips with Ortega, who is also playing brilliantly, slipping into awkward spaces, dribbling like a blue-shirted ghost. With 23 minutes gone Ortega runs across the midfield from left to right. Adams comes out to intercept but just goes sailing by like a steamship as Ortega slips the ball between his legs. No hard tactical response is offered to this threat. Adams and Campbell will simply defend heroically for the rest of this game. But they will always be playing to their limits. … [Read more...] about World Cup questions: why did gifted England not beat Argentina in 1998?
Ball tampering unanswered questions
Cummings said that the media had been told things were wrong but “repeatedly reported them anyway”. How does he reconcile this account with Downing Street’s refusal to engage with attempts by the Guardian and Daily Mirror to seek comment for more than six weeks? Why did Downing Street only issue comments after the publication of key articles by the two newspapers? … [Read more...] about The lockdown breach questions Dominic Cummings has yet to clarify
Nicola Sturgeon, who forced out her chief scientific adviser for breaking lockdown rules, said: 'I know it is tough to lose a trusted adviser at the height of crisis, but when it's a choice of that or integrity of vital public health advice, the latter must come first.' … [Read more...] about SAGE experts and police claim lockdown is ‘dead in the water’ after Boris Johnson stakes everything on defending Dominic Cummings and 16 Tory MPs call for him to be sacked
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One senior minister branded Mr Cummings an 'arrogant idiot', adding: 'The fact that he is still there just shows how dysfunctional No 10 is. I am being bombarded with emails from constituents who are angry that while they have been making these incredible sacrifices and not seeing family, he's just done whatever he wants. It is breathtaking that the PM is defending him.' … [Read more...] about Dominic Cummings REFUSES to apologise and has NOT offered to resign for breaking lockdown to drive 260 miles to Durham without PM’s permission – despite admitting he DID go to bluebell woods and Barnard Castle to ‘check if he felt better’