John McGinn is getting a bit fed up being branded the new Scott Brown when he’s determined to make his own name in the game. The 23-year-old is emerging as a major talent for Hibs and Scotland and his rise to the international stage has coincided with Brown calling time on the national team. Plenty of Celtic fans see McGinn as the man to replace their skipper when he ends his incredible Parkhead career but the midfielder wants to be seen as more than just Brown Mark II. When the pair squared up earlier in the season Hoops boss Brendan Rodgers admitted he liked the Hibs ace but insisted it was “no contest” between the players. The young pretender got the better of the veteran warrior at the weekend as the Easter Road men delayed the Celtic title party but McGinn is hoping it will end the constant comparisons. He said: “It’s something that bugs me a wee bit, getting compared to him. “We’re good pals off the park and we’re different … [Read more...] about John McGinn wants Scott Brown comparisons to stop as he insists he’s his own man
Life by Press Association April 23, 2018, 11:15 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter St John’s College, Cambridge has won University Challenge for the first time in the BBC show’s history. The team became University Challenge champions after defeating Merton College, Oxford 140 to 100 in a tense final. It is the first time since the quiz show started airing in 1962 that St John’s has triumphed. Until now, the semi-final was the furthest a team from the college had gone. Team captain James Devine-Stoneman said: “Not knowing how strong the competition would be, we said that as long as we didn’t get knocked out in the first round we’d be happy, and that reaching the quarter-finals would be a great achievement. “I remember remarking that in the worst case scenario, I’ll have become Eric Monkman’s successor, which is quite an honour already.”. Team member Rosie McKeown said … [Read more...] about St John’s College, Cambridge wins University Challenge for the first time
For the fifth year in a row, a team of Cambridge’s brightest are about to do battle in the toughest quiz show on TV. It’s become second nature for the city to have a team in the University Challenge final, and this year it’s four students from St John’s College who are stepping up to the plate to take on Oxford’s Merton College, as well as the fiendish questions of host Jeremy Paxman. It’s the first time a team from John’s has made the final of the long-running show, which first began in 1962. The team have stormed their way through the contest, winning every match so far. In their semi-final appearance they defeated the University of Edinburgh 270-60, gaining 95 points before Edinburgh even got their first starter question. Read More University Challenge The team remained fast on their buzzers, lengthening their lead by correctly answering questions on pineapple-producing countries, Lord William Bentinck, native languages, and composer … [Read more...] about Who are the St John’s team in the University Challenge final?
“Horrible.” As Sunderland’s captain, John O’Shea had apparently been “prepped” to face the media on the day relegation to League One was confirmed, but could not find many words beyond that to explain his feelings. Ultimately, the Black Cats players could not perform off the pitch any more than on it after falling to a 2-1 defeat at home to Burton Albion. An emotional O’Shea only felt able to speak in the safe environment of an interview with the club’s official website. No one else was asked to front up. Seven years after joining from Manchester United, there is no doubting the bond the Irishman feels with Sunderland . He is out of contract at the end of the season and wants to continue playing but whether it will be at the Stadium of Light remains to be seen. His final appearance for the Red Devils was a victory over Chelsea and a celebration of his fifth Premier League title and ninth major winner’s medal. His Sunderland career … [Read more...] about John O’Shea arrived at Sunderland a serial winner but may leave a loser
Kris Doolan netted his 100th league goal then revealed the memory of John Lambie had inspired Jags to their first win in 11 games. The striker bagged a second-half leveller after David Templeton had put Hamilton ahead early on. Ryan Edwards then struck the winner with 18 minutes to go as Partick Thistle moved off the foot of the Premiership. Lambie himself could not have written a better script and hitman Doolan admitted that it was the perfect tribute to a Firhill legend. He said: “Getting the 100th goal was the perfect way to round that performance off in John’s first game with his stand named after him. “There couldn’t have been a more fitting way to score it than in this game – although it was in weird circumstances, an 18-yard header is not something I’m known for. “I hope he was looking down on me. It was a nice tribute to John.” Colourful character Lambie passed away at the age of 77 last week after a long battle with … [Read more...] about Kris Doolan dedicates milestone goal to Partick Thistle legend John Lambie