Florio said he and his wife could rent out their spare room every night if they wished, but he tries to limit it to 20 nights a month during peak season because it “is not just a business, we want to be free”. Guests come from all over the world: in addition to Spain, France, Austria and Switzerland, Florio regularly hosts visitors from the UK, the US, Australia, India, South America and China. “It’s a kind of alternative tourism, a new opportunity for tourists to gain a different view of Florence,” he said. … [Read more...] about From Berlin to Barcelona; will Airbnb ruin our most loved cities?
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We may not have seen the best of Braithwaite in England, but in Spain Barcelona bosses clearly feel he's the man to fill the boots of injured Suarez and Dembele. … [Read more...] about Barcelona signing Martin Braithwaite struggled at Boro, but now has a £250M release clause and is team-mates with Messi
"He helps me before a match and, as he watches a lot of football, he knows all of our opponents, so he helps me with some tricks of the trade. But for the most part I know what I have to do.” … [Read more...] about Ianis Hagi, son of Gheorghe, is living up to Romania legend’s legacy with brilliant goals for Rangers
So off toddled McLean to meet the board. “They started talking about ma wages,” he recalled, “and I says ‘hold a minute’, I says ‘there’s one or two things I want to see where we’re going and where your intentions are.’ I says ‘I’ve got a really good team at Dundee United at the moment,’ I says, ‘but there’s some of them Catholics and some of them Protestants and I don’t care,’ I says. ‘But if we’re unable to sign Catholic players,’ I says ‘we just finish the interview now,’ I says, ‘because it would be hypocritical of me coming here knowing that I couldnae sign a Catholic’.” The board agreed with his sentiment, they said, but McLean stayed put. … [Read more...] about The forgotten story of … Dundee United’s glory years under Jim McLean
There was a collective speed about Dortmund that was breathtaking. Madrid struggled to get out from the back and, when they did, it felt like they were walking into a trap. A quick robbery and Dortmund were off again, the noise rising in the stadium as they advanced. Their transitions were swift and frightening, Madrid's space closed down in numbers. With the lead, Ilkay Gundogan controlled the pace, switching gears, and Reus kept on running. He was still running right to the finish. … [Read more...] about Robert Lewandowski slams four past Real Madrid as Dortmund take control