News / UK and world by Press Association August 9, 2019, 3:41 pm Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter A new smart speaker tool is to enable football fans to hear the latest news from all 20 Premier League clubs when they ask their virtual assistant for updates. The service, named Sport Social, is to launch on August 10 for both Amazon’s Alexa and the Google Assistant, during the opening weekend of the Premier League season. Creators Voiceworks said the service is unique because it uses human voices to deliver the news rather than the robotic voices of either assistant. Users who wish to try the service can use the phrase “open Sport Social” to launch the tool, before choosing their favourite club. The app will include team line-ups, post-match reviews for every game and daily news updates, the tool’s creators said. Sport Social boss Jim Salveson said the aim of the service was to provide a more modern way for fans to … [Read more...] about Football news service launches for smart speakers
Photos by Lóa Hlín Hjálmtýsdóttir With just a few weeks remaining until the start of the 2019-20 season, the smiters have returned to their clubs to sharpen their axes, make their blood offerings and cast their hexes for the campaign ahead. Here’s the latest Icelandic football news, sent to us directly from all over Europe via our doughty unkindness of messenger ravens. Sexy Rúrik Strikes Stone-cold hottie and nuclear bombshell Rúrik “The Siren” Gíslason is the wiliest of bun-wearing man-babes, and his recent pre-season performance for club side SV Sandhausen has set the German second division swooning. With main man Andrew Wooten heading for Philadelphia, the pulchritudinous winger was given a golden chance to play centre-forward in a friendly game against third-division Sonnenhof Großaspach, and he rewarded the decision with a handsome hat-trick. “It would be wrong to talk of an extreme surprise,” said … [Read more...] about Icelandic Football News: Sexy Rúrik Smashes In A Hattrick!
Welcome to your latest Everton transfer news and rumours live blog with the Liverpool ECHO. Juventus have reportedly put Moise Kean up for sale as they close in on the signing of Matthijs de Ligt. The forward has a year left on his contract in Turin, and, with no agreement for a new deal close, the Old Lady are willing to sell report Gazzetta Dello Sport. Everton have seemingly been handed a boost in their pursuit of Santiago Arias with Kieran Trippier on the verge of joining Atletico Madrid. Marco Silva is keen to sign a right-back and the Colombian is a player Marcel Brands knows well from his time at PSV. The Blues may have also been handed in a boost in their pursuit of Adama Soumaoro after his reported move to Monaco stalled. The Blues identified the centre-back as a potential alternative to Kurt Zouma after he made clear his intention to leave Lille this summer. Theo Squires and the rest of the team will be with you today from 7am to ensure constant coverage of all things EFC, … [Read more...] about Blues transfer news
Hull City's pre-season preparations continue with a training ground friendly against League Two side Grimsby Town at Cottingham. It is the second time that the Tigers face a friendly against a side two leagues below them, having been held to a 2-2 draw by Leyton Orient during the first of their two friendlies in the south of Spain. Whilst in Marbella, City started their summer schedule of friendlies under McCann unbeaten, having concluded the trip with a 2-1 victory over Lincoln Red Imps of Gibraltar. New striker Tom Eaves could feature against the Mariners having sat out during the win over Lincoln, named after Grimsby Town's local rivals, Lincoln City. Stay tuned to our live blog below as we also bring you all the transfer gossip and major talking points from across the Championship. Kamil's back It’s been a delayed return and gives Kamil Grosicki less than three weeks to get ready but he’s now back in the Hull City camp. Young guns to the fore City fans have been … [Read more...] about Hull City transfer news live: City face Grimsby Town in friendly
Photos by Baldur Kristjánsson Ah, Pepsi. It’s not quite The Real Thing, but it’s everywhere anyway. Some people inexplicably prefer it to Coke, but we don’t understand those people. And so it is with the top division of Icelandic football, the “Pepsi-deildin,” or “Pepsi League.” While the rest of the footballing world (Coke, in this floundering metaphor) goes on summer vacation, there isn’t much for Iceland’s Premier League-obsessed football fans to drink (watch) except tumbleweed, transfer news, a few international games, and—if they get really desperate—some other weird sport like baseball. “You can follow the tears, drama, goals, glory, air kicks and freak winds of the 2019 Pepsi League in this new regular column.” Iceland’s Pepsi League, however, runs from May to September. This is because, for most of Iceland’s year, it’s winter. If it isn’t winter, it’s usually … [Read more...] about The Real Thing: Icelandic Football News From The Pepsi League