The battle for promotion to the Premier League is set to go right to the wire, following another dramatic weekend when Cardiff City, Fulham and Aston Villa each won. Neil Warnock's Bluebirds are in pole position, a point clear of Fulham and with a game in hand at Derby County on Tuesday night. But the Cottagers won't go away and have two seemingly winnable games left on paper against Chris Coleman's woeful Sunderland and Garry Monk's struggling Birmingam. Aston Villa, four points behind the Bluebirds, also still have a mathematical chance of second spot and are waiting in the wings should Cardiff and Fulham each slip up. Read More Cardiff City news That, of course, is highly unlikely — meaning realistically it's a straight fight between the Bluebirds and the Whites for a place in the Premier League. But which of the two teams will get there? We look into the crystal ball to take a look at the remaining fixtures and two scenarios that could play out ... one which will have … [Read more...] about Cardiff City’s dream & nightmare promotion race scenarios
For the fifth year in a row, a team of Cambridge’s brightest are about to do battle in the toughest quiz show on TV. It’s become second nature for the city to have a team in the University Challenge final, and this year it’s four students from St John’s College who are stepping up to the plate to take on Oxford’s Merton College, as well as the fiendish questions of host Jeremy Paxman. It’s the first time a team from John’s has made the final of the long-running show, which first began in 1962. The team have stormed their way through the contest, winning every match so far. In their semi-final appearance they defeated the University of Edinburgh 270-60, gaining 95 points before Edinburgh even got their first starter question. Read More University Challenge The team remained fast on their buzzers, lengthening their lead by correctly answering questions on pineapple-producing countries, Lord William Bentinck, native languages, and composer … [Read more...] about Who are the St John’s team in the University Challenge final?
PUBLISHED: 12:00 22 April 2018 Fraser Whieldon Thomas Miller. Picture: Oaklands College. Archant A London Colney mum is attempting to raise £2,500 to support her son at the Special Olympics in Abu Dhabi next year. Thomas Miller, 23, received a place at the games on the equestrian team after winning two silver medals at the National Games in Sheffield last year. His mum, Susan, said: “I am very proud as I did not think we would get this far. If you said this to me five years ago I would have said it was never going to happen. “At the moment I have said we cannot go, but we would love it and it would mean a lot to Thomas as he enjoyed going to Sheffield and to go and see him [in Abu Dhabi] would be amazing.” Susan, who lives in London Colney with her two sons and partner, started a Go Fund Me page to help pay for Thomas’ three weeks in the United Arab Emirates capital and thanks to an anonymous donor and £200 from London Colney Parish Council, … [Read more...] about London Colney mum raising £2,500 to support son’s 2019 Olympic dreams
Harrogate Town missed the opportunity to take the National League North title race into the final day of the season when they lost out 3-1 at Bradford Park Avenue. Leaders Salford City’s surprise home defeat to Southport meant that victory for Simon Weaver’s side would have left them in with a chance of nicking top spot when they host Curzon Ashton next weekend, but it was not to be.Town were never at their best in Saturday’s Yorkshire derby clash and despite Jake Wright’s late goal, back-to-back losses mean that Salford are promoted to the National League as champions and that the men from Wetherby Road will have to settle for a play-off spot.Such is their superior goal-difference, just a point from their meeting with Curzon will be enough to secure second place in the table ahead of Brackley Town, meaning that Weaver’s team will enjoy home advantage in next month’s play-offs.“We’ve had a cracking year. We’d have certainly taken … [Read more...] about Title dream dies at Bradford as Town fail to capitalise on surprise defeat for Salford
0 Have your say When a title only has to be rubber-stamped, a blot on the landscape is easier to accept. So it was then that Brendan Rodgers yesterday could be philosophical about only his third domestic defeat across 89 such games during his 21 months in charge of Celtic. The 2-1 defeat by Hibernian at Easter Road was also perhaps easier to accept because the outcome was just. And also perhaps because it means Celtic may have the chance to wrap up a seventh straight title by dishing out even more derby misery on Rangers at Parkhead next Sunday – the scenario the SPFL ham-fistedly sought to avoid, but which many Celtic faithful wished for more than doing so against their former manager Neil Lennon’s second-place chasing Easter Road side.Celtic were harried to submission by a Hibs team whose appetite for the fray placed the supine efforts of Rangers in losing 4-0 to Rodgers’ side in last weekend’s Scottish Cup semi-final in an even more shameful … [Read more...] about Brendan Rodgers: ‘The best team won