Former English Premier League executive chairman Richard Scudamore has been appointed special advisor to the A-League clubs and head of league Greg O’Rourke. The appointment comes as the A-League, W-League, Y-League and E-League transition to independence from the FFA. Scudamore played a significant role in transforming the Premier League into the most-watched league in world sports, growing its revenues from £148m in 1997-98 to the current £3.2b for 2019-20. “I am obviously delighted to be involved at such an important and exciting time for the professional game in Australia,” Scudamore said in a statement. “The strategic planning that has taken place is impressive and I believe I can very much help build on that work. “The Australian game has so much potential for growth and global resonance. There is clearly the necessary commitment from the Clubs to realise that potential as quickly as possible.” Paul Lederer, chairman of the Australian … [Read more...] about Former Premier League chief Richard Scudamore to assist Australian football
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Premier League footballer Troy Deeney (pictured at Wimbledon Magistrates' Court) has been fined £650 for driving a Mercedes Benz with 'dangerously tinted windows Premier League footballer Troy Deeney has been forced to pay £865 for driving a Mercedes Benz with 'dangerously tinted windows. The Watford striker, 31, was pulled over by police as he drove along London's North Circular road during the day on May 9. Officers tested the deeply tinted windows, with results revealing they were below the legal limit for light penetration. He was told they posed a risk to pedestrians and was ordered not drive the vehicle at night. Prosecuting, James Tucker told Wimbledon Magistrates' Court: 'The officer noticed the windows were very deeply tinted.' 'The officer classed it as a dangerous condition for pedestrians. He was told not to drive at night.' Deeney pleaded guilty to a charge of driving a car in a dangerous condition. His lawyer Mark Haslam told the court in … [Read more...] about Premier League striker Troy Deeney must pay £865 for driving his Mercedes Benz with dangerously tinted windows
Maybe, just maybe, Steve Bruce and Newcastle United might not be heading for a painful, and very public, divorce after all. Perhaps the home manager’s bravery in offering 19-year-old Matty Longstaff his Premier League debut alongside his older brother Sean in central midfield will one day come to be regarded as a watershed moment on both sides of the Pennines. Whatever the future holds for Bruce and his increasingly beleaguered Manchester United counterpart, Ole Gunnar Solskjær, the Longstaff family will never forget the afternoon tears tumbled down Matty’s cheeks after he registered an imperiously unerring 25-yard winning goal which might as well have been an arrow through the Norwegian’s heart. In simultaneously relieving the considerable stress building around Newcastle’s manager and increasing the pressure mounting on Solskjær, Longstaff minor lifted his team out of the relegation zone and left the visitors hovering only two points above the bottom … [Read more...] about Newcastle’s Matty Longstaff stuns Manchester United with goal on debut
“I recently stumbled upon this article about Tony Hibbert signing for an unbeaten Sunday league team in 2017 and missing a penalty for them in a 1-0 defeat on his debut. Which other former professionals have extended their careers into Sunday league football after retiring,” asks George Jones. The smell of liniment oil and the thrill of almost being cut in two by a hungover centre-back would appear to be quite the draw for ex-pros as there have been a few turning out for Sunday teams over the years. “I remember Julio Arca, formerly of Sunderland and Middlesborough, playing for his local team Willow Pond FC in Sunderland for a period after he retired in 2013,” writes Robert Kelly. “He later played for South Shields at a higher standard.” Ali Tabari can go one better. He has a former Premier League player being managed by a former Premier League player in the pock-marked fields of Warwickshire. “My friend until recently played for a team near … [Read more...] about Which former pros have played Sunday league football after retiring?
She is one of the most recognisable stars in the world, having starred in an array of critically acclaimed films. And Angelina Jolie, 44, ensured to make some time for her sweet family as she attended the European premiere for the new Disney movie Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil in London on Wednesday night.Posing on the red carpet with her children Zahara, 14, Shiloh, 13, and 11-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox, the Oscar-winning actress absolutely stunned in a sparkling metallic silver Ralph & Russo dress with gold panelling. Family affair: Angelina Jolie, 44, ensured to make some time for her family as she attended the European premiere for the new Disney movie Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil in London on WednesdayAngelina looked every inch the Hollywood a-lister in her stunning form-fitting sparkling gown which featured silver embellishing down the middle, as well as a gold body corset-style jewellery. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Nicole Scherzinger … [Read more...] about Angelina Jolie wows in a structured silver gown as she attends star-studded Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil premiere in London with children Zahara, 14, Shiloh, 13, and twins Vivienne and Knox, 11