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
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
“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?
Liverpool will have Alisson available for the visit to Manchester United on Sunday after their first-choice goalkeeper stepped up his recovery from injury during the international break. The Premier League leaders have been without their influential keeper since the opening game of the season but, nine weeks after damaging a calf muscle against Norwich, the 27-year-old is expected to reclaim his place at Old Trafford. Alisson has undergone an intensive and individually tailored training programme over the past week without repercussions. The Brazil international, named Uefa’s goalkeeper of 2018-19 during his injury lay-off, is fit to replace Adrián, who has proven an impressive deputy for Jürgen Klopp’s side and boasts a 100% record in the Premier League as a Liverpool player. Mohamed Salah, who sustained an ankle injury against Leicester before the international break, is also expected to be fit for Sunday. Topics Liverpool Manchester United … [Read more...] about Alisson ready for injury return as Liverpool visit Manchester United
Rangers have appointed Southampton’s director of football operations, Ross Wilson, as their director of football. The 36-year-old will start on Tuesday after four years in the Premier League. Wilson joined Southampton as director of scouting and recruitment, and shouldered more responsibility after the sacking in November of Les Reed, now the technical director at the Football Association, as vice-chairman. Wilson, who was also on the club’s board, was influential in bringing Ralph Hasenhüttl to the club as manager and was central to the arrivals of Virgil van Dijk and the captain Pierre-Emile Højbjerg. The club have largely enjoyed success in recruitment but, more recently, there have been a series of blots, notably the appointment of Mauricio Pellegrino as manager and the £19.2m club-record signing of Guido Carrillo, who has made seven league appearances and is on loan at Leganés. Southampton intend to recruit a football director who will be tasked … [Read more...] about Rangers take Ross Wilson from Southampton as director of football