0 Have your say Pompey Academy will get a taste of international competition this summer. Mark Kelly's fledgling aces have been invited to take part in a pre-season trip to Holland later this month.And there they'll be meet top-flight youth set-ups from the Eredervisie, potentially taking on the likes of AZ Alkmaar, Feyenoord and Vitesse Arnhem.Eight academies have been invited to take part in the event organised by League Football Education.Along with Birmingham City, Crewe Alexandra, Grimsby Town, Leeds United, Newport Count, Rochdale and Sheffield United, the young Blues will stay in Holland for 12 days between July 31 and August 12.Pompey and the Mariners will be based at FC Emmen, who were promoted to the Eredivisie last season.They will undertake training sessions with top European coaches, before lining up for their friendly matches.Kelly's troops will also take part in a range of cultural activities.These include language lessons, a … [Read more...] about International pre-season tour for Pompey Academy
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For Donnacha Ryan and Tadhg Beirne, the mission is to ensure that the national interest rests on their shoulders rather than on the so-called 'dream final' by downing their old teams. Munster second-rows past and future, they are central to their teams' plans in the Champions Cup semi-finals in Dublin and Bordeaux next weekend. Since arriving from Munster last summer, Ryan has added steel to a Racing 92 pack not short on size. He is an 80-minute man whose determination, technical aptitude and focus helps gel the big names together and, despite missing the early rounds of the tournament to injury, is a major factor in their run to the last four. Beirne, who will ultimately replace Ryan at Munster next season, is a different kettle of fish and will aim to be a serious thorn in Leinster's side. A breakdown pest and clever ball-carrier, his dynamism is central to the way the Welsh region play. While Ryan's head is invariably stuck in a maul or a ruck, Beirne's blue scrum-cap pops up … [Read more...] about The two Irishmen standing in the way of an all-Irish European decider
Arctic Monkeys have announced five extra UK tour dates following huge demand for their upcoming shows. UPDATE: They have announced further extra dates, added bwlo. The band will play additions gigs in London, Birmingham, Sheffield, Dublin, and Newcastle. Purchase tickets here and see all the dates, with links to tickets, below. Manchester Arena – 6/09/2018 – TICKETS Manchester Arena – 7/09/2018 – TICKETS London O2 Arena – 9/09/2018 – TICKETS London O2 Arena – 10/09/2018 – TICKETS London O2 Arena – 12/09/2018 – EXTRA DATE – TICKETS London O2 Arena – 13/09/2018 – EXTRA DATE – TICKETS Birmingham Arena – 15/09/2018 – TICKETS Birmingham Arena – 15/09/2018 – EXTRA DATE – TICKETS Sheffield Motorpoint Arena – 18/09/2018 – TICKETS Sheffield Motorpoint Arena – 19/09/2018 - TICKETS Sheffield Motorpoint Arena – 21/09/2018 – EXTRA DATE - … [Read more...] about Arctic Monkeys tickets: Extra UK tour dates announced
Boy George and Culture Club are reuniting, the group having announced 11 UK shows, including Nottingham, London, and Birmingham. For the upcoming tour, titled The Life Tour, George and the gang are going to be supported by Belinda Carlisle, lead singer of The Go-Go’s, and Thompson Twins' Tom Bailey. Announcing the shows on Radio 2, George told Fearne Cotton: “We put together an amazing show that is going to be filled with hits and fabulous memories, we know it will be hands down this summer’s best night out.” See all the dates below: 09 November 2018 - Motorpoint Arena - Nottingham 10 November 2018 - Motorpoint Arena - Cardiff 11 November 2018 - BIC - Bournemouth 13 November 2018 - Brighton Centre - Brighton 14 November 2018 - Wembley Arena - London 16 November 2018 - Barclay Card Arena - Birmingham 17 November 2018 - Metro Radio Arena - Newcastle 18 November 2018 - Phones 4U Arena - Manchester 20 November 2018 - Hull Venue - Hull 22 November 2018 - SSE … [Read more...] about Culture Club and Boy George tour 2018: How to get tickets and where are they performing?
Peter Kay has made a public statement for the first time since cancelling his long-awaited UK and Ireland tour late last year. “Exciting news: A charity screening of new Peter Kay’s Car Share episodes will be held at Blackpool Opera House on Saturday 7th April,” a message posted to social media reads. The special screening will raise money for The Lily Foundation who are dedicated to fighting mitochondrial disease. Kay also issued a statement on the charity: “The Lily Foundation is an inspiring charity that helps to improve the lives of children with Mitochondrial Disease. “I’ve had first-hand experience of the Foundation’s work and I’m proud to raise both awareness and much-needed funds to help with the inspiring work they provide to children and their families.” The special screening of Car Share will see four episodes of the BBC series screened, including two brand new episodes, Car Share: Unscripted and the … [Read more...] about Peter Kay makes first public statement since tour cancellation