More Erling Haaland and Cristiano Ronaldo goals, Jose Mourinho’s reaction, Neymar rainbow flick and more things we loved

2 Feb

It was another eventful weekend for sport. Novak Djokovic won his 17th Grand Slam, while Tottenham inflicted a sixth defeat of the season on Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City. And that’s not all that caught the attention of talkSPORT. Erling Haaland at the double Haaland just can’t stop scoring at the moment. The 19-year-old has netted […]

Man City boss Pep Guardiola aims dig at former Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore amid Liverpool dominance

2 Feb

Man City boss Pep Guardiola has aimed a thinly-veiled dig at former Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore. In August 2018, Scudamore said he hoped City would have more title challengers following their 100-point season when they lifted the title. He said: “It doesn’t take away from City’s excellence, but we want the season to […]

I Just Asked Henry Kissinger a Question

2 Feb

Henry Kissinger

An hour ago I got a Facebook message from my friend Daniel Forrester, who was on a train in the US heading from Newark, New Jersey to Washington DC.

What’s a question you would want to ask him?

I replied…

Ask him what is his one memory of Richard Nixon.

Here’s Daniel’s account of the conversation.

Had a short but unforgettable conversion with 97 year old Henry Kissinger this am on the train back home. Asked him if he had singular memory of Nixon? Long pause and the voice like no other: “That’s hard for me to answer as we spent so much time together.” Long pause. “But perhaps it’s the unjust ending to his Presidency that stands out. He made a lot of excellent decisions and some really stupid ones. But it’s his departure that stays with me.” Question about the current President and he deflected and went to impeachment. “We didn’t use impeachment for a hundred plus years and in the last 40 years we have used it three times. Impeachment is a very important process and it it has been used the wrong way. It’s very dangerous what has happened to it.” With that we shook hands and said good luck. He likes to drink chocolate milk.

Isn’t it incredible that the internet and social media allows me to put an instant question to one of the world’s famous men on a train 3,000 miles away?

The internet is not all bad. 

 

 

Robert Pires claims ‘lucky’ Liverpool will go the entire Premier League season unbeaten – but are not as impressive as Arsenal’s Invincibles

2 Feb

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Tottenham star Steven Bergwijn scores on his debut – with Spurs’ first shot against Man City after 63 minutes

2 Feb

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Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman will make another offer to the Glazer family for Manchester United – despite links with Newcastle and Mike Ashley

2 Feb

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Interview: Jim Allister MLA talks about his Special Advisors bill…

2 Feb

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2 Feb

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England battered by France in Six Nations opener as Manu Tuilagi limps off – but rally to claim bonus losing point

2 Feb

England rallied in Paris, but were unable to spark a dramatic comeback against France, slumping to a 24-17 defeat as they lost their opening Six Nations game. A torrid first half for Eddie Jones’ men, coupled with a sensational start by France under Shaun Edwards, helped the hosts blitz into a 17-point lead. Three months […]

Kylian Mbappe in touchline row with PSG boss Thomas Tuchel as French football expert reveals what Liverpool must do to sign him

2 Feb

Kylian Mbappe was involved in a heated touchline row with Paris Saint-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel after being substituted on Saturday. The defending Ligue 1 champions thrashed Montpellier 5-0 at the Parc des Princes to move 13 points clear at the top of the table. However, when Mbappe was replaced by Mauro Icardi, it drew a […]

Boxing news: Billy Joe Saunders blasts Canelo Alvarez over potential Ryota Murata fight before ‘talks end’

2 Feb

Billy Joe Saunders has hit out at Canelo Alvarez for attempting to arrange a fight with Ryota Murata in Japan next. It was initially reported that the Brit was frontrunner to face boxing’s biggest star in May, then stories emerged suggesting Canelo was eyeing Murata instead. The Japanese WBA ‘regular’ middleweight belt-holder does not have […]