By Mike Henson BBC Sport 5 Apr From the section Liverpool Share this with Digg Facebook Google LinkedIn Reddit StumbleUpon Twitter Copy this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/47686709 Read more about sharing. In 1990, the year Liverpool last won the league, the club's current owner John W Henry also lifted silverware.The West Palm Beach Tropics, a team of veteran baseball players he had brought together, topped their Florida seniors' league.That same summer, Anfield boss Jurgen Klopp signed for German second-tier club Mainz as a 22-year-old striker. Meanwhile, midfielder and skipper Jordan Henderson was born at a maternity ward in Sunderland.With six games to go, the pressure built up over 29 title-less years will be weighing heavily on Liverpool's figureheads.But the burden of the barren spell has been borne most by those with longer ties and lower profiles than the … [Read more...] about Liverpool: What it would mean if Jurgen Klopp’s side can win Premier League
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Spain La Concha, San Sebastián It’s the Chrysler Building of beaches: instantly recognisable but nevertheless thrilling and heart-lifting. La Concha is the most beautiful urban beach in Spain: a scallop of cream sand and sparkling sapphire waters with forested headlands, an island – Santa Clara – and a peppering of boats. The belle-époque seafront dates back to days of long summer residencies, when children ate separately and hotels were plushly carpeted; but today’s city is vibrant and cool. La Concha is flanked by two smaller beaches: Ondarreta is almost a continuation to the west (ending in Eduardo Chillada’s Wind Comb sculpture); Zurriola, beyond the Kursaal Palace in Gros, is popular with surfers. Stay La Pensión del Mar (doubles from €45 room-only) also in Gros, is friendly and affordable. For a few euros more, Sansebay (doubles from €70 room only) offers contemporary chic and La Concha views. El Rompido, Huelva, … [Read more...] about 40 of the best beaches in Europe
West Indies v England, second Test: live scoreboard ENG 187; WI 272/6 Day two of the second Test rolled back the years to when the Caribbean Sea was the Spanish Main. Joe Root’s men were pirates - armed with Dukes balls if not cutlasses - striving to board a ship laden with gold bullion, if the Wisden Trophy can be so-called. As in all the most serious fights - and not only this Test but the series was at stake here - it was the veterans who led the way up the rope-ladders and on to the galleon to launch the hand-to-hand fighting. Stuart Broad led, as a cricketer scorned, and was followed not only by Ben Stokes with a dagger between his teeth but Moeen Ali, almost a veteran now, who did his share of parrying, cutting and thrusting. West Indies, however, held the upper hand by the close, standing 85 runs ahead with four wickets left in their first innings. The home side have batted most carefully, far from flamboyantly, thus limiting the damage that could be done by … [Read more...] about England’s buccaneering raiding party repelled by sturdy West Indies resistance
“WE’LL get a villa”, I babbled excitedly to my husband. “We’ll get a villa for two weeks, we’ll hire a car, we’ll have pool parties, barbecues and long leisurely lunches...” Billie Faiers is a bride gone wild at booze-fuelled pool party on Ibiza hen do And then I stopped. As usual, I hadn’t thought this through at all. We were planning to return to Ibiza after a magical child-free weekend last year for my 40th birthday. But this time there was a catch - we were to take our two and five-year-old daughters and see if we could have as much fun with them as we did without. And what makes a happy family? A lot of the time - it’s a happy mummy. Did mummy really want to be cooking, doing big shops, clearing up the villa, making beds, washing up and driving? And would it actually be really nice if someone else occasionally entertained my children while I helped myself to food and drink someone else had prepared? Absolutely yes. So it … [Read more...] about Discover family fun, activities for the kids, beaches and pools in Ibiza on a fun summer holiday
Child-friendlyMajorca, Spain The largest of Spain's Balearic Islands, with an appealing climate and short flight time, Majorca is an obvious choice for families with younger children. Throw in the soft sandy beaches, particularly Alcudia, Puerto Pollensa and Cala Bona, sheltered coves and limestone mountains, and fine Roman and Moorish remains, and this becomes an all-ages' favourite. Visit the Moorish Almudaina royal palace and 13th Century Santa Maria Cathedral, and the stone-built villages of Pollenca and Fornalutx. Try tumbet, a delicious local dish of fried aubergines, potatoes, red peppers and tomatoes, along with ensaimada, a pastry made with pork lard (sorry vegetarians!). Stay at one of TUI's three Family Life resorts. The four-star Mallorca Mar is right on the seafront, with rooms that include kitchenettes and a balcony or terrace. www.tuiholidays.ie Cantabria, Spain Northern Spain is still relatively low-key as a holiday destination. Which is just the way the Cantabrians … [Read more...] about 50 best holidays for 2019: Get your trips started here!