Wigan Athletic fans have their say on this week's topics. Martin TarbuckHorse racing can be a cruel sport, so forgive the analogy but we’re over two-thirds of the way around the course, the pack is slowly starting to spread out and it’s getting close to the time when Paul Cook needs to get the whip out and give it a crack. Saturday’s home game against Ipswich is a vital fixture.There are plenty games we look at in the run in which we look at and do a sad “hmm, we’re probably going to lose that” but as long as we win the battles against the teams in and around us, then we can not only secure safety, but perhaps even creep to mid-table. Of course, the other teams around us will be desperately trying to do the same, but just like that horse race, as we come around the corner and hit the last few furlongs, some horses find that extra gear to steam through, whereas others seem to be wading through treacle and only succeed in giving a passable impression … [Read more...] about The 12th Man Column: Champions of Asia, right? What a club!
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As 2018 draws to a close, it's time to look back at the big names who have passed away over the last 12 months. From local sports legends to household names across the globe, we said goodbye to a number of celebrities this year. The year started with sadness in Coventry, as the death of Sky Blues legend Cyrille Regis was announced. He was just 59. A star striker for Coventry between 1984 and 1991, Cyrille netted 56 times at the club. The former FA Cup winner received five England caps during his career, and though he also played for Midlands rivals West Brom and Aston Villa, he was mourned by fans of all three. Indeed, tributes poured in when news of his passing broke. Read More RIP Big Cyrille Sadly, the losses continued into the year, with famous names such as Verne Troyer, Avicii and Dale Winton all passing away. Along with the Mirror, we've taken a look at all of the celebrities we've lost in 2018 so far who have inspired generations. December Frank Adonis Frank Adonis died on … [Read more...] about Here are some of the celebrities we have lost in the last 12 months
The problem when asked to select a squad of 25 from the Premier League era is Manchester United have had so many great players. With so much success over the years not just in the Premier League, but also in winning two Champions League titles - and not forgetting the treble in 1999 - it's hard to whittle it down. Some of the players have walked in while others have made it in because of the position but some big-name players have been left out, and there's only one current United player who has made the squad. Here's our take on who would make the ultimate Manchester United squad from the last 25 years. Goalkeepers Peter Schmeichel - Described by Sir Alex Ferguson as the 'bargain of the century' and he wasn't wrong. United paid just over £500,000 on the great Dane who spent eight years at the club. Won five Premier League titles, three FA Cups and the Champions League. Edwin van der Sar - Another Champions League winner and there was no way he wasn't going to be included in this … [Read more...] about The ultimate Manchester United Premier League squad from last 25 years
When Everton parted with £40million to sign Richarlison in the summer, Blues fans knew what they were getting. At least they thought they did. A talented left-winger, the 21-year-old burst onto the scene under Marco Silva at Watford last season, catching the eye by cutting inside and beating defenders with an array of skill and flair. Providing goals and assists aplenty, his form dried up during the second half of the season following the Portuguese’s departure from Vicarage Road but he still made enough of an impact to earn a move to Goodison Park. Admittedly still raw, the price-tag seemed high with question marks over the winger’s consistency and erratic finishing but such fears have long since been erased. Three goals from his first two appearances saw the Blues unearth a new hero. And it’s no coincidence that Everton’s drop in form in recent weeks has coincided with Richarlison’s three-match suspension after he was sent off at AFC Bournemouth. … [Read more...] about How Richarlison could follow in the footsteps of Totti, Mertens and Messi
This was how the Telegraph recorded a magnificent moment in Scunthorpe United's history – being top of the table in the second tier of the Football League with faithful fans dreaming of promotion to the top flight, now known as the Premiership. The date was September 11, 1962 and things could hardly have been better at the Old Show Ground, where the magnificent, ground-breaking cantilever stand was just a few years old and the Iron were attracting 10,000+ crowds. Built by the locally-based United Steel Structural Company which was allied to Appleby-Frodingham works, the stand was free of vertical steel supports and afforded spectators a crystal clear and panoramic view of the action at both ends and in the middle of the field. It was a pioneering structure that paved the way in improving the lot of faithful fans across the world. On its front page that day 56 years ago, in addition to a full report within the sports section, the Telegraph posted a story by football writer Tom … [Read more...] about Remembering when Scunthorpe United were top of the table in 1962