• Everton will welcome Chelsea to their new Walton Park Hall home in the FA Cup quarter-finals after a 5-0 win over Bristol City. Chelsea meanwhile overcame a stubborn Liverpool thanks to a first-half goal from Norway’s Guro Reiten. In the ties due to be played on 15 March, holders Manchester City play Leicester or Reading, Tottenham will play Arsenal or Lewes, and Crystal Palace or Brighton will face Birmingham. … [Read more...] about Phil Neville facing big test with England and Team GB juggling act
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Asked about Rose's hunger for the game, Bruce said: “The easiest thing for him would be to not play and stay at Spurs. He wants to play. He wants to get in the England team. He’s been no problem at all. He’s fitted in well. He’s trained well and worked hard. … [Read more...] about Danny Rose told he can still be England’s left-back despite being axed by Jose Mourinho
It will also be interesting to see if Luke Cowan-Dickie is finally handed a Six Nations start following a rollercoaster month. His new son, born seven weeks prematurely, is still being cared for in hospital but the Exeter hooker is in regular contact with his partner and says his rugby remains unaffected. “I know he is in safe hands and it is the best place for him. It is on my mind [but] I speak to [my partner] quite a bit about how he is getting on and about how she is getting on.” … [Read more...] about Eddie Jones seeks a quick start as England prepare to face Ireland
There are a fair few, John, arguably the most famous of which was given to a regular guest of the Knowledge pages: one Paul Gascoigne. While playing for Rangers in the 7-0 rout of Hibernian in December, 1995, Gazza was jogging back towards the halfway line at a goal-kick. Spotting that rookie referee Dougie Smith had dropped his yellow card, Gascoigne picked it up, before cheekily waving it at the official - who waved it right back in his face. The booking took the jovial Geordie over the disciplinary maximum points, earning him a two-match ban. As former Scottish referee David Syme said: "If it had happened to me, I'd have pissed myself laughing, patted him on the backside and told him to run along." … [Read more...] about Which club were shipwrecked on their way to a game?
Elsewhere she said schools were cutting back drastically on languages, art, music, drama and humanities. “We mustn’t succumb to the seductive but wrong-headed logic that we help disadvantaged children by turning a blind eye to schools that narrow education in this way, as long as they deliver acceptable grades at the end. Grades are hollow if they don’t reflect a proper education underneath.” … [Read more...] about Ofsted boss hits out at schools for continuing to ‘game’ league tables