“Unfortunately, it took an election – and not simple human decency from the party – to finally get an apology”

6 Feb

A few years ago I noted just how Northern Ireland, starved since the Belfast Agreement of truth and justice calumny has become a commonplace.  As Machiavelli once noted: …it is before the magistrates, the people, or the courts of justice that men are impeached; but in the streets and market places that they are calumniated. Calumny, therefore, is most rife in that State wherein impeachment is least practised, and the laws least favour it. Last night the Quinn family finally got to put their terrible … Read more

Premier League summer transfer window: Clubs could spend in May for this season, market may remain open until January

6 Feb

The 2020 Premier League summer transfer window could be like nothing that’s gone before as the coronavirus outbreak continues to change the football landscape. The summer market was set to return to its traditional end date following a vote from the top-flight clubs earlier this year. At a shareholders’ meeting between the clubs, it was […]

Alisson Becker trains with former club Fluminense in Brazil as Liverpool goalkeeper keeps up fitness over winter break

6 Feb

Alisson Becker has linked up with another club over the winter break… but it’s nothing for Liverpool fans to worry about. With the Premier League introducing a mid-season break for the first time this season, Reds stars have been given time off to do as they please ahead of their trip to Norwich next week. But […]

Erling Haaland rejected Manchester United for Borussia Dortmund after being shown ‘special video’ of infamous Yellow Wall

6 Feb

Erling Haaland snubbed Manchester United to join Borussia Dortmund after the Bundesliga giants showed him a ‘special video’. The 19-year-old striker attracted the attention of Europe’s biggest clubs earlier on this season after his record-breaking start to the season with Red Bull Salzburg. As a Molde youth academy graduate, Haaland was tipped to link up […]

Labour Councillor Accused of Council House Fraud While Renting Out Three Homes

6 Feb

Labour Councillor Tonia Ashikodi is standing trial accused of fraudulently claiming a council house while owning three other properties. She denies the charges… The Royal Borough of Greenwich, where Ashikodi has served as a Labour Councillor for four years, has estimated a loss of £67,417.46 as a result of her alleged actions. In late 2018 […]

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Former Liverpool flop Mario Balotelli reveals he ‘lived through some very difficult days’ at Anfield

6 Feb

Former Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has revealed he ‘lived through some very difficult days’ during his spell at Anfield. Balotelli, who is now on Brescia’s books, scored 30 goals in 80 games for Manchester City before arriving at Liverpool in 2014 following a successful spell at AC Milan. But the £16m signing struggled to have […]

Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa showing ‘incredible desire’ to face Liverpool in Champions League knockout clash

6 Feb

Diego Costa has made a surprise return to Atletico Madrid training with the sole intention of making a Champions League comeback against Liverpool The holders travel to the Spanish capital on February 18 in the hope of reaching a third consecutive Champions League final. Domestically, Atletico are struggling and find themselves sixth in LaLiga – […]

Cheltenham Festival LIVE: Race times, day-by-day schedule and full talkSPORT coverage for racing event of the year

6 Feb

The Cheltenham Festival is one of the biggest meetings in the National Hunt calendar and the 2020 week is finally upon us. The famous festival consists of four days of top-class racing with several Grade 1 races including the Champion Hurdle, Champion Chase and Stayers’ Hurdle and the feature event, the Gold Cup. We’ll have […]