Joey Barton has played the role of pantomime villain throughout his football career but the reformed bad boy left the youngsters at Fleetwood High School inspired after giving a speech encouraging them to never give up and follow their dreams. Barton, 36, grew up in Knowsley, Liverpool, an area he views as similar to Fleetwood and went on to forge a career as a professional footballer playing for Manchester City, Burnley, QPR, Rangers and England. The ex-midfielder has been to jail and was banned from football for breaching FA betting rules before taking on the role as Fleetwood Town boss.Barton urged them to follow the lead of local success stories Fleetwood chairman Andy Pilley and singing sensation Alfie Boe, stressing anything is possible with the right mindset, before heading to Rossall School to give another talk. He said: “Andy Pilley is someone of a similar background to yourselves, somebody who has worked really hard to overcome adversity in his life and become very … [Read more...] about Current Fleetwood Town boss and former Manchester City and Burnley player Joey Barton out to inspire a generation at Fleetwood High School and Rossall School
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A FEMALE contestant on the Turkish version of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? could well be the world’s worst after she was stumped by the question ‘Where is the Great Wall of China?’ Su Ayhan, 26, appeared on the show but failed to get past the fourth question, worth 3,000 Turkish lira (£366) despite the answer being right in front of her. She was asked “Where is the Great Wall of China?” and given four options to chose from – China, India, South Korea or Japan. But that stumped her and she opted to use one of her lifelines to help. She asked the audience but they were pretty much clueless as well, with just 51 percent of them getting the answer right. Still undecided she then chose to ask a friend – fortunately they were able to provide the correct answer of China. But the hapless contestant came a cropper on the very next question which was about the composer of famous Turkish song and left the show. Su has since become the butt of jokes … [Read more...] about World’s worst Who Wants To Be A Millionaire contestant has to use TWO lifelines to answer ‘Where is the Great Wall of China?’
They've made their romance official, they've confessed their love for one another - and now Jack has a huge question for Dani. Love Island’s resident sweethearts could be set to take their relationship to the next level as they gear up to trade sunny Mallorca for a suffocating swarm of heat in England. In scenes to air tonight, the couple head out on their final date at sunrise - which incredibly Dani has never seen before. Pouring out their heart and soul after a romantic hot-air balloon trip, Jack gets emotional about his time in the villa. He says: “There was no way in hell that I was ever going to [have my head turned in Casa Amor] I missed you, I was like a lovesick puppy. “I wasn’t eating properly. Alex was worried about me. I just missed you. That’s when I realised I loved you. That’s why I told you when I came back. “I’m genuinely looking forward to the stuff we’re going to be doing when we’re back home. Do … [Read more...] about What BIG question is Love Island’s Jack about to ask Dani?
Jurgen Klopp, presumably, did not expect to be explaining what his talisman and Premier League Player of the Year does when he is not hitting the back of the onion sack. But that's exactly what he did during today's press conference ahead of tomorrow night's Champions League semi final second leg against Roma. "Jurgen, I am going to ask a stupid question and my accent probably makes it more stupid," said one Canadian reporter in Rome. Klopp's reaction said it all. "But watching Salah play, he obviously has scored buckets full of goals but sometimes he seems to do not all that much, except for score," continues the reporter, as Klopp struggled to take it all in. "Like, in the second game against Man City he had the fewest touches of all the starters but still scored the goal that finished things off. Do you care what a player does when he scores that many goals and how is he able to score so many goals and make it seem almost effortless?" Klopp deserves the plaudits for keeping it … [Read more...] about WATCH: ‘Jurgen, I am going to ask a stupid question…’
Piers Morgan was slammed on Twitter after he posted a sarcastic tweet in the wake of the arrival of the royal baby. The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, was admitted to hospital on Monday morning after going into labour with her third child with husband Prince William. The Good Morning Britain host appeared to play down the news on Twitter – much to the annoyance of his followers. He tweeted: “Woman with 2 children goes into labour. I’M SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!!” His Twitter followers were unimpressed with his tweet, with many telling him to show respect to the Royal family. One tweeted: “Not just any woman Piers!! Please show a little respect for our Royals. A new Prince or Princess is always exciting!!” Another wrote: “I’m guessing you’re on about the new Royal baby!! Why the need for unnecessary sarcasm!!” A third posted: “Ever given birth Piers? Then shut the f*** up.” Kensington Palace this morning … [Read more...] about Piers Morgan told to ‘show a little respect’ after backlash over tweet