The Orange needs to go back to basics and look at what it stands for in 2020 and beyond…

1 Feb

There is something worryingly out of sync with the Loyal Orange Intuition when over three weeks after the “New Decade, New Approach” deal is agreed upon by politicians which brought about the immediate restoration of Stormont, senior delegates of the Institution meet to discuss the deal. The outworking of such a discussion was always going to be predictable, one might even say boring, however, the actions of the Orange have reinforced their status as being almost irrelevant and certainly not … Read more

Manchester United fans did not walk out in protest in 68th minute as supporters commemorate 62nd anniversary of Munich Air Disaster

1 Feb

Manchester United fans paid tribute to the victims of the Munich Air Disaster before and during their match on Saturday. But their planned walkout in the 68th minute of the match appeared as though it did not go ahead despite much talk before the game. Supporters gathered outside Old Trafford to commemorate the tragedy, which […]

Birmingham City fans protest club’s owners with humorous ‘Get Dong Out Now’ banner during Nottingham Forest clash

1 Feb

Birmingham City supporters showed their frustration at the club’s ownership during their clash with Nottingham Forest on Saturday. Fans unveiled a banner soon after Blues went 1-0 down to Forest at St. Andrew’s in their Championship clash. The banner (quite humorously) read: “Killing the club. Get Dong out now.” The second part was a reference […]

Premier League RESULTS: Steven Bergwijn scores on dream debut as Tottenham beat Man City, Liverpool put four past Southampton, Brighton and Everton stage remarkable comebacks

1 Feb

Steven Bergwijn had a dream debut as he scored for Tottenham in a 2-0 win over Man City. The £25million arrival from PSV Eindhoven gave Spurs a 63rd-minute lead with their first shot on goal, before Heung-min Son sealed the points for Jose Mourinho. City will be wondering how they did not score with Sergio […]

Six Nations results: Josh Adams scores hat-trick as Wales get bonus point win over Italy, Ireland battle past Scotland

1 Feb

Josh Adams scored a hat-trick of tries as Wales thrashed Italy 42-0 at the Millennium Stadium. The opening match of the 2020 Six Nations saw Wayne Pivac in charge of a Wales Test team for the first time against Italy. Pivac, who had the benefit of a November non-capped game against the Barbarians, gave Scarlets […]

Manchester United vs Wolves confirmed line-ups: Bruno Fernandes makes Red Devils debut as January signing is named in starting XI

1 Feb

Bruno Fernandes makes his Manchester United debut today having been named in the starting XI for the Premier League clash vs Wolves. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has decided to throw January signing Fernandes right into the action despite the midfielder only arriving at Old Trafford on Thursday. He trained with his new team-mates on Friday and […]

Bournemouth owners wear bizarre club-branded face masks during Aston Villa clash amid coronavirus fears

1 Feb

Bournemouth’s hierarchy were taking no chances of catching the coronavirus during the match with Aston Villa on Saturday. The pair, believed to be majority shareholder Maxim Demin and chairman Jeff Mostyn, were spotted wearing Bournemouth branded face masks at the Vitality Stadium. The virus originated in China and made its way to the UK this […]

Erling Haaland continues prolific season with sixth goal for Borussia Dortmund in only THIRD game – and Jadon Sancho also scores

1 Feb

Guess what? Erling Haaland has scored again. The Norway striker has been on fire this season and continued his remarkable form in front of goal when Borussia Dortmund hosted Union Berlin on Saturday afternoon. It took him only 18 minutes to score his sixth goal for Dortmund, which came in just his third appearance for […]

‘My criticism of Paul Pogba was RIGHT’ – Former Liverpool star Jason McAteer says he was correct to slam Manchester United midfielder

1 Feb

Former Liverpool midfielder Jason McAteer insists he was RIGHT to slam Paul Pogba after being widely criticised for comments he made during a television broadcast about the Manchester United player. McAteer said last month that Pogba ‘upsets the dressing room’ and accused him of being a bad influence on the highly-rated young players in and […]

Tony Cascarino questions Gareth Bale’s desire to play football as star remains at Real Madrid despite chance to rejoin Tottenham in January

1 Feb

Tony Cascarino believes Gareth Bale should have taken a cut in his wages and forced a move away from Real Madrid. Bale was linked with an exit from the Spanish club during the January transfer window and his relationship with manager Zinedine Zidane is notoriously frosty. Tottenham are thought to have made a late attempt […]

Assorted thoughts on the realities of border polling and reunification

1 Feb

There is no question that the brexit process is having a seismic effect on the ties that bind the UK’s four constituent parts. The union has never been weaker, not just because the UK now has a government that clearly places little value on it, but also because the populations of Scotland and Northern Ireland are questioning its value in ever greater numbers. I’ve heard arguments – from supporters and representatives of one political party in particular – that these … Read more

Antonio Rudiger strikes twice as Chelsea grab entertaining draw with wasteful Leicester to continue Brendan Rodgers’ curse against the Blues

1 Feb

Antonio Rudiger was Chelsea’s unlikely hero as the Blues grabbed a 2-2 draw with Leicester in an entertaining affair at the King Power. The German centre-back headed the Blues in front before Harvey Barnes and Ben Chilwell turned the game on its head. But Rudiger was on hand to pull the visitors level with another […]