Sky’s Monday Night Football pundits believe Newcastle are right in the thick of a relegation battle. Jamie Carragher was joined by Patrick Kluivert, the ex-United striker, ahead of Newcastle’s clash at Molineux with Wolves and they both felt that the Magpies are in danger of dropping into the Championship again. Kluivert – who said that he has fond memories of his time at St James’ Park – believes United are “in trouble”. He said on Sky: I think Newcastle is in trouble. You can’t drop points against the teams that are struggling around you. which they have done, and not be. They need to get the points as quickly as possible. It’s easier said than done but they need to fight as much as they can to get those points. It’s all about the confidence of the players. For Carragher, the presence of Rafa Benitez in the black and white dug-out gives United a likely escape route from the battle at the bottom. The former Liverpool man, who … [Read more...] about Sky’s Monday Night Football verdict on NUFC
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The House of Commons chamber is in some ways already a lot like a football stadium. There are crowds of people cheering, jumping up and down on their feet - and inevitably someone gets accused of using something as a "political football".But a group of MPs decided to take the comparison one step further by doing keepy-uppys in the famous room to celebrate the creation of a women's lobby football team.The SNP's Hannah Bardell was filmed managing 10 taps off her foot and knee between the green benches usually occupied by people in smart dress.Proudly displaying shirts of the same shade, five MPs, including the ex-sports minister Tracey Crouch posed in the chamber. The team have secured sponsorship and are setting up matches with other teams across the UK.An occupational hazard if you're an MP, they had to cancel a game on Tuesday night with Crawley Old Girls to be in parliament for votes. "Football has long been the domain of men but it's a sport that women and girls enjoy and excel at … [Read more...] about MPs celebrate new women’s football team with keepy-uppy challenge in Commons
There’s no stopping Ripon’s shining football star Chloe Bethell - it’s been a golden year of opportunity for the talented striker, who is now thriving with the Doncaster Rovers Belles Ladies Football Club. Not only that, Chloe’s hard work throughout her A Levels has secured a place at Leeds Beckett University to study Sports Science. The former Outwood Academy student and top scorer played for Ripon City Ladies AFC, and certainly made her mark during the time she was with the club. Being signed to the Doncaster Belles has opened up even more opportunities for Chloe, who is determined to follow her dreams and succeed. Chloe said: “I’m looking forward to developing my football further with the Doncaster Belles, and hopefully getting some good results this season. “Everyone at Ripon City Ladies has been really supportive. I’ve made really good friends at the club, and it was great to play for them.” Proud dad and coach, Malcolm … [Read more...] about The sky’s the limit for Ripon’s shining football star Chloe Bethell
PUBLISHED: 17:30 24 July 2018 Sir Geoff Hurst and Ray Clemence welcomed walkers to Wembley Stadium at the end of Prostate Cancer UK's Football March for Men (pic Shawn Ryan) Archant Hundreds of football fans joined forces and hit the road to Wembley as Prostate Cancer UK’s Football March for Men made further strides to stop prostate cancer being a killer. West Ham fans took part in Prostate Cancer UK's Football March for Men (pic Jeremy Banks)A total of 400 walkers, from Arsenal, Leyton Orient, Queens Park Rangers, Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United among others, put their best foot forward to help combat the most common cancer in men and ensured the charity’s flagship March for Men walking programme topped £1million for a second successive year.For the first time, the number of men dying from prostate cancer every year has overtaken the number of women dying from breast cancer, making prostate cancer the third biggest cancer killer in the UK.Stepping up to the … [Read more...] about Rival fans join forces on Prostate Cancer UK’s Football March for Men
Story highlights Croatia to play France in World Cup final Country of four million competing in its first final Final to be played July 15, 16:00 BST (CNN)On the morning after the night before, eyes learning to refocus again after giddily celebrating Croatia reaching a first World Cup final, Anita Sambol jumped into her car and made the 60 kilometer journey to Zagreb. She needed a passport. Urgently. She, like her country's footballers, was on her way to Moscow for the World Cup final, to be a witness to a momentous moment in her country's history. "It's been really crazy, crazy, crazy here during the World Cup," she says, speaking to CNN Sport from her Croatian home. "Wednesday it all went on a completely other level. It was just pure happiness, pure celebrations." Follow @cnnsport It was on floodlit Wednesday night in the Russian capital, of course, that Croatia's footballers dug into their infinite reserves of energy to crush English dreams in a gripping World Cup … [Read more...] about What’s the secret to Croatia’s footballing success?