Watford goalkeeper Ben Foster leads Troy Deeney and co. in gruelling spin class as club encourages fans to stay fit and healthy during coronavirus pandemic

1 Apr

Ben Foster led his Watford teammates on a morale-boosting virtual spin session as the club encourages fans to stay fit and healthy indoors during the coronavirus pandemic. The Premier League has come to an unprecedented halt due to the outbreak of COVID-19, with the season suspended until at least April 30.  And whilst most squads […]

Lionel Messi names top wonderkids in European football – with Chelsea, Liverpool and Man City starlets joining Jadon Sancho on list

1 Apr

England starlets Trent Alexander-Arnold, Phil Foden, Jadon Sancho and Mason Mount have been given glowing tributes by Lionel Messi. The Barcelona captain included the highly-rated stars, along with Mount’s Chelsea teammate Christian Pulisic, in his top 15 rising players in Europe. France ace Kylian Mbappe, as well as Messi’s Barcelona teammates Ousmane Dembele and Frenkie […]

Branson Offers Necker Island as Security for Virgin Bailout

1 Apr

The aviation industry – now in dire straits –  has until recently been paying out dividends. Last week the Chancellor Rishi Sunak warned that airline shareholders needed to exhaust all other avenues before the Treasury considered “bespoke” deals. At the very least before the airlines get any state aid those dividends should be reinvested by […]

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Rich footballers should be taking a pay cut, not club staff – Darren Bent not happy with Tottenham as former side furlough workers

1 Apr

Former Tottenham striker Darren Bent has told talkSPORT he would not be comfortable with club staff taking a pay cut while he remained on his full wages during the coronavirus sports shutdown. Premier League clubs Spurs and Newcastle have come under heavy fire after announcing they were placing non-playing staff on furlough. Daniel Levy has […]

JPI Media puts 350 staff on furlough to ‘control costs’ during pandemic

1 Apr

JPI Media, owner of the Yorkshire Post and Scotsman titles, is putting 350 employees on furlough and cutting the salaries of those who continue working by up to 15 per cent. Employees of the regional publisher were told this morning of plans to safeguard jobs by reducing staff costs as the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic continues. … Continue reading “JPI Media puts 350 staff on furlough to ‘control costs’ during pandemic”

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Media and events firm Metropolis Group secures £12m funding from bank

1 Apr

B2B publisher Metropolis Group has secured a £12m funding package that it said will “strengthen” its balance sheet during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. The refinancing deal with Lloyds Bank will also give the group, which runs events such as the World Architecture Festival, the “firepower” to make new acquisitions to “drive growth”, it said. Metropolis … Continue reading “Media and events firm Metropolis Group secures £12m funding from bank”

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Ashley Cole: Former Chelsea and Arsenal player ‘attacked at home by masked robbers’ during January raid

1 Apr

Ashley Cole, the former Chelsea and Arsenal footballer, was attacked when his Surrey home was broken into by robbers. According to The Sun, Cole’s mansion was targeted in January and high value jewellery was stolen from the property. The 39-year-old himself is said to have been ‘attacked’ by the masked gang who could have ‘threatened’ […]

Why we must resist the corona-tyrants

1 Apr

I took a call from my mum while she was undertaking her state-sanctioned period of outdoor exercise on Sunday. “I’ve just seen a police car cruising around,” she said, sotto voce. “No sirens or anything. Just prowling. It drove past me; then it came back the other way a few minutes later.” To understand why […]

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Corbyn’s Crackers Coronavirus Conspiracy

1 Apr

In case Jeremy’s conspiratorial thinking isn’t enough, his brother Piers has the freedom to go that bit further. This morning the Labour Party leader’s big brother shared a new “MIND-BLOWING” conspiracy video with his followers on Twitter and Facebook – claiming that Covid-19 is not a virus at all, but “body reactions to stress caused […]

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Manchester United eye Matthijs de Ligt and Paul Pogba could be offered to Juventus in summer swap deal

1 Apr

Paul Pogba and Matthijs de Ligt could be involved in a sensational swap deal between Manchester United and Juventus this summer, reports claim. United midfielder Pogba’s future at Old Trafford remains uncertain, while De Ligt has struggled in his debut season with the Serie A club. The 20-year-old is yet to hit top form since […]

Boxing news: Scott Fitzgerald arrested, accidentally calls out UFC star Darren Till after release

1 Apr

Scott Fitzgerald has confirmed he was arrested on Monday following what he described as a ‘a kick off with my ex-partner and her family’. A Lancashire Police spokesperson said: “A 28-year-old man from Preston has been arrested on suspicion of assault. Enquiries are ongoing.” Fitzgerald posted a series of Instagram stories calling out some of […]

Robbie Williams EXCLUSIVE: Music superstar says football suspension feels like ‘longest international break ever’, makes Take That reunion claim

1 Apr

The lack of football because of coronavirus is hitting everybody hard… even multi-award winning music superstars. Robbie Williams joined talkSPORT on Tuesday evening and bemoaned what feels like ‘the longest international break we’ve had… ever’. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in the worldwide shutdown of sport, with professional football in England suspended until April […]

‘Ronaldinho’s successor’ and the ‘next Drogba’ – Five Tottenham starlets who didn’t make the grade, unlike Harry Kane

1 Apr

Even for the most gifted footballers in the world, getting to the top of the game is a hard-fought process. Tottenham superstar Harry Kane was always talented but he still had to overcome several obstacles in his way to become the player he is today. Loan spells in the Football League, injuries, multi-million pound rivals […]

Bankers Told No Bonus Payouts

1 Apr

The Prudential Regulation Authority has written to banks and insurers to tell them not to pay out dividends or buy back shares and forget about their bonuses. British banks have complied and even European banks are following suit. The Bank of England thinks the scale of the challenge ahead means they need to keep their […]

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US publishers face collapse ‘within weeks’ as Covid-19 adds to ‘duopoly’ woes

1 Apr

US news publishers are demanding help from the president and tech companies as many fear being wiped out “within weeks” by the effects of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. While many American news websites are reporting record online readership, advertising revenues are said to have fallen by as much as 50 per cent since Covid-19 shut … Continue reading “US publishers face collapse ‘within weeks’ as Covid-19 adds to ‘duopoly’ woes”

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Virgil van Dijk trolls Liverpool teammate Andy Robertson and snubs legend Jamie Carragher in hilarious Twitter Q and A

1 Apr

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk poked fun at Anfield legend Jamie Carragher after the former centre-back sent him a question during a Twitter Q&A. The Dutch giant took to social media on Tuesday evening during to coronavirus lockdown and challenged fans to send in their toughest and strangest questions for him to answer. And among […]