Jurgen Klopp refuses to join in on Liverpool title-winning parties just yet as Reds go 16 points clear with Manchester United victory

19 Jan

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has no intention of joining any title-winning parties yet after Liverpool took a giant step towards securing a first Premier League crown in 30 years with a 2-0 victory over Manchester United on Sunday. Goals from Virgil Van Dijk and Mohamed Salah gave the Reds a deserved victory over their fiercest […]

Erling Haaland hat-trick on Borussia Dortmund debut, Conor McGregor and ‘Cowboy’s’ gran, Roy Hodgson on Pep Guardiola and other things we loved

19 Jan

Liverpool made it 13 Premier League wins in a row as they extended their lead to 16 points at the top of the table on Sunday, while nearest challengers Manchester City were denied at the death by Crystal Palace a day earlier. Meanwhile, Chelsea were dealt a late sickening blow at Newcastle as Isaac Hayden […]

The fishing community expects this Government to take back control of our coastal waters

19 Jan

We are finally fast approaching the critical juncture that’s loomed since 2016 – will the Government ensure the UK genuinely ‘takes back control’ of our waters to be a sovereign, independent coastal state no different to Norway, Iceland or Faroe? Or will the Government cave to EU demands on fishing where we have a continuation […]

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Brexit reflections from Andrew Bridgen

19 Jan

Here is the latest in our series reflecting on the Brexit process with regular BrexitCentral authors and and others who have played an important role in our journey out of the European Union. Here are the answers to our questions from Conservative MP Andrew Bridgen, who led the Vote Leave campaign in the East Midlands. […]

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirms Marcus Rashford will be out for at least six weeks after suffering double stress fracture of his back against Wolves

19 Jan

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed that Marcus Rashford is set for an extended spell on the sidelines, admitting that he could delve into the transfer market for ‘short-term deals’ this month. Rashford was absent for United’s 2-0 defeat at the hands of arch nemesis Liverpool on Sunday, with news emerging during the […]

Boxing news: The WBA, WBC, IBF and WBO top 15 heavyweight world rankings as they stand, with Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder as champions

19 Jan

Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder are the two reigning heavyweight world champions. As far as the sport’s sanctioning bodies are concerned, AJ owns the WBA, IBF & WBO belts, while Wilder holds the WBC titles. Tyson Fury’s claim to the throne comes in the form of the ‘lineal’ status, but this is not relevant to […]

Virgil van Dijk and Mohamed Salah strike to down Manchester United as Liverpool stretch lead at top of Premier League to 16 points

19 Jan

Liverpool continued their surge for a first top flight title in 30 years with a hard-fought 2-0 victory over rivals Manchester United. The hosts took the lead after 14 minutes as Virgil Van Dijk found some space and rose highest from Trent Alexander-Arnold’s corner to thump a header past David De Gea. Jurgen Klopp’s men […]

From the Kingdom to the Compound. What happened to church-related community development?

19 Jan

On a Sunday afternoon in June last year nearly 2000 people gathered at CS Lewis Square in East Belfast for an evangelistic rally organised by a partnership of six of the largest churches in the city. CS Lewis Square is an impressive example of designing and implementing civic space. It’s a testament to the imagination, vision and perseverance of the community and voluntary sector and its commitment to inter-agency collaboration. Furthermore, naming the Square after one of Belfast’s most notable … Read more

Leicester have dropped points in MORE THAN HALF of their Premier League matches since Brendan Rodgers signed his new contract

19 Jan

It seems Leicester’s resurgence under Brendan Rodgers has finally been brought to a halt. The Foxes have been magnificent since the Northern Irishman took charge of the club last February, sweeping away most Premier League sides in their path whilst playing a lovely brand of football. However, since Rodgers signed his new contract in early […]

Alan Pardew and Chris Powell welcomed by ADO Den Haag fans with Ghostbusters banner as they begin task to keep Dutch side in Eredivisie

19 Jan

Who you gonna call?… Alan Pardew apparently. ADO Den Haag fans unveiled a superb Ghostbusters banner to mark Pardew’s first game in charge of the Eredivisie side. The former Newcastle, West Ham and Charlton boss was recently appointed as the Dutch club’s new manager  until the end of the season. Den Haag are struggling in […]

Gennaro Gattuso ‘considering resigning’ as Napoli manager following disastrous start… but Juventus match will be deciding factor

19 Jan

Gennaro Gattuso is reportedly considering resigning as Napoli’s head coach following his disastrous start with the club. Napoli have lost four of their five league matches since Gattuso succeeded Carlo Ancelotti, with the latest a disappointing 2-0 defeat at home by Fiorentina on Saturday. According to the Mail, Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis has no […]

South Africa vs England third Test: Joe Root takes four wickets to put tourists on brink of victory heading into final day

19 Jan

England closed in on victory in their third Test with South Africa thanks to a superb effort with the ball on day four. The seamers blasted away the Proteas’ tail to enforce the follow-on while Joe Root’s part-time off spin caused havoc in their second innings. The skipper took four wickets as the hosts finished […]

Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho beats Man City’s Kevin De Bruyne to double figures in goals and assists this season

19 Jan

Jadon Sancho became the first player across Europe’s top five leagues to reach double figures for both goals and assists this season. The 19-year-old continues to prove why he is one of the best young talents in the game with consistently superb performances for Borussia Dortmund. Sancho got an assist and scored Dortmund’s third goal […]

Ashley Westwood smashes home late winner as Burnley fight back from behind to claim invaluable three points against Leicester

19 Jan

Burnley fought back from a goal down to claim an invaluable 2-1 victory over Leicester for their first win in five Premier League matches. Harvey Barnes gave the visitors the lead after collecting Jamie Vardy’s pass and beating two Clarets defenders before slotting the ball home. The hosts levelled 10 minutes after the break as […]

Conor McGregor ‘more than ready’ for Jorge Masvidal but Dana White wants rematch vs Khabib Nurmagomedov for UFC lightweight title

19 Jan

Conor McGregor is making big plans for the UFC’s welterweight division but Dana White has other ideas. ‘The Notorious’ beat veteran Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone at the 170lbs weight class on Saturday in spectacular style as he made his return to the octagon. It was his third fight at welterweight following his two encounters with Nate […]

Patrice Evra reveals he received a personal apology from Liverpool over their support of Luis Suarez over 2011 racism row

19 Jan

Patrice Evra has revealed he received a personal apology from Liverpool following an appearance on Sky Sports over their handling of the 2011 Luis Suarez racism case. After a two-month investigation into claims the Uruguay forward racially abused former Manchester United defender Evra, Suarez was given an eight-game ban by the Football Association. A day […]

Bruno Fernandes to Manchester United: Transfer latest with deal possibly OFF as Red Devils baulk over valuation

19 Jan

Manchester United’s efforts to sign Bruno Fernandes have been dealt a blow with Sporting Lisbon refusing to budge on their £68million valuation of the playmaker. The Portugal international is believed to be desperate to secure a move to Old Trafford this month, but Old Trafford chiefs are determined they won’t be held to ransom by […]