A former Bedford Blues rugby prop is heading for stardom after pitching in to a new career as a stand up comedian. Robin Boot started out singing his self-penned “silly songs” at jam nights he organised in The Ship pub.When he was forced to retire from rugby due to a neck injury, he found himself drawn to his second love – performing.“I’ve always been a musician and I’d been writing my own silly songs for years,” he said.His new career started after a friend asked him to perform at a charity comedy night.“I didn’t really consider myself a comedian– but my songs went down a storm. “I realised I could make people laugh, so I decided I should concentrate on comedy,” said the 34-year-old.Since then Robin has never looked backed and last year he performed three sell-out shows at Edinburgh Festival. This year he is returning to Edinburgh with a new show called Rockomedy: Welcome to The Pungle.Local people can have a … [Read more...] about Blues prop tackles career as comedian
Former France midfielder Vieira, who held talks with Arsenal over their managerial vacancy last month, announced on Sunday night that he had decided to leave his post in New York to move back to his homeland. Speaking about his departure, Vieira said: “I would like to thank City Football Group and New York City FC for the opportunity to have coached this tremendous football club. Leaving New York is an incredibly difficult decision for me and for my family and one that has not been taken lightly.” “From the beginning, City Football Group and its leadership, particularly our Chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak, Brian Marwood, Ferran Soriano and Marty Edelman have believed in me and have helped guide me through the last eight years of my career – starting with my time as a player and ultimately culminating with my first opportunity to manage a First Team. “Having the opportunity to be a Head Coach in New York is something many dream of. Our incredibly … [Read more...] about Patrick Vieira leaves New York City as he returns to France to kick-start his coaching career
Video PUBLISHED: 16:30 06 April 2018 | UPDATED: 16:30 06 April 2018 Stuart Watson David Unsworth is 'director of coaching' and Under-23 boss at Everton. Photo: PA PA Wire/PA Images Everton’s David Unsworth would be seriously interested in launching his managerial career at Ipswich Town if his former club were looking for an up-and-coming boss, the EADT and Ipswich Star understands. David Unsworth shares a joke with Everton legend and former Town boss Joe Royle in the stands at Goodison Park. Photo: PA The 44-year-old is very highly thought of at Goodison Park, combining the role of ‘director of coaching’ alongside that of Under-23s boss. He guided the young Toffees to the inaugural PL2 title in 2016/17 with a pacy, dynamic brand of football and has played a big role in the likes of Tom Davies, Jonjo Kenny, Beni Baningime progressing to the first team. MORE: Dutch boss Maurice Steijn speaks about continued Ipswich Town links When Ronald Koeman was sacked last … [Read more...] about David Unsworth would see Ipswich Town as perfect platform to launch his managerial career
The grandson of former Boro manager Bruce Rioch is laying the foundations for his own successful career after an away win in Hartlepool. But Alex Rioch’s success has been in the workshop rather than on the pitch after he won the Guild of Bricklayers’ regional competition, held at Hartlepool College. The 22-year-old apprentice bricklayer at Bishop Auckland College moved to Durham City four years ago from his native Luton, where his grandad’s playing career started, and is serving a Level 3 apprenticeship with house builder Gleeson. Bruce, 70, remains a legend among the Boro faithful after leading the club to successive promotions in the late-1980s. He also captained Scotland and managed Arsenal during a 45-year career as player and manager. Texting his congratulations to Alex from Cornwall, where he now lives and coaches a local Sunday league team, Bruce wrote: “Champion. Absolutely fantastic to see what you have achieved. It takes dedication, talent and sheer … [Read more...] about Bruce Rioch’s grandson lays foundations for own successful career
Anthony Joshua makes his return to Cardiff this weekend as he takes on Joseph Parker in one of the biggest heavyweight clashes in recent memory. Joshua will put his WBA, IBF, and IBO world titles on the line when he takes on Kiwi Parker at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, as he looks to add Parker's WBO belt to his collection. The bout in the Welsh capital also marks the first time in boxing history that two reigning heavyweight world champions have met in Britain, and the first time ever that two reigning heavyweight world champions with flawless professional records have met in the ring. Here's all the information you need to know about the history-making fight in the Welsh capital... When is the fight? The bout takes place on Saturday 31 March. What time is Joshua v Parker? The official ringwalk timings have yet to be released, but it is likely to be around 10pm when the heavyweights enter the ring. Where is the fight? The two will go at it in front of upwards of 78,000 at the … [Read more...] about What time does Anthony Joshua v Joseph Parker start?