Tottenham starlet Japhet Tanganga set for new contract after Spurs breakthrough… with 1,500 per cent pay rise on the cards

7 Feb

Japhet Tanganga is in talks over signing a new £15,000-a-week contract with Tottenham, reports claim. The promising defender has broken into the first-team under Jose Mourinho since the turn of the year, making six appearances including three Premier League starts. He has even been preferred to Ryan Sessegnon and Danny Rose, who eventually joined Newcastle […]

Wonk/SpAd Watch: Policy Exchange Edition

7 Feb

Big changes over at Policy Exchange this week, with an expansion and a greater foothold in Downing Street. The think tank today formally announced the hiring of the whole Open Europe research team following its Brexit Day dissolution. PX also announced OE Chairman Simon Wolfson is joining Policy Exchange’s Board of Trustees along with Sir […]

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Jordi Alba follows Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi in slamming sporting director Eric Abidal for ‘throwing s***’

7 Feb

Jordi Alba has followed Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi in slamming the club’s sporting director Eric Abidal. The Frenchman, who used to play for Barca, criticised the team’s performances under former manager Ernesto Valverde, who was replaced by Quique Setien last month. He accused the players of not trying and eventually getting Valverde the sack, while […]

‘Carlo Ancelotti is vital for Everton’ – Lucas Digne says Italian boss is building foundations for a bright future for the Toffees

7 Feb

Everton star Lucas Digne has told talkSPORT Carlo Ancelotti has been vital to the team’s remarkable turnaround this season and is laying the foundations for a brighter future for the Merseyside club. The experienced Italian appears to have steadied the ship since his appointment, with the Toffees climbing from 18th to ninth in the Premier […]

Former PCC chairman calls for urgent competition reform so news industry can take on tech giants

7 Feb

Urgent reform of media ownership rules is needed to allow the industry to consolidate and take on the threat posed by Google and Facebook, a former press watchdog chairman has warned. Legislation needs to be swiftly updated to ensure the future of a commercially viable free press, Tory peer Lord Wakeham (pictured) argued. The ex-Conservative … Continue reading “Former PCC chairman calls for urgent competition reform so news industry can take on tech giants”

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Senior editor at Daily Mail admits ‘we need to do more’ to improve newsroom diversity

7 Feb

A Daily Mail executive editor has said fewer than one in ten editorial staff at the title are from a black, Asian or minority ethnic background. Ben Taylor has said the newsroom is “not as diverse as we’d like it to be” but is improving amid an industry push for greater representation. The Mail runs … Continue reading “Senior editor at Daily Mail admits ‘we need to do more’ to improve newsroom diversity”

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As #GE2020 Campaigns draws to a close, a change of government seems imminent…

7 Feb

Well, I said it was just getting going. Today is the last full day of campaigning but the media in the Republic will soon start winding down so after 2 pm a broadcast moratorium means will be no further TV and Radio reporting until the polls close at 10 pm on tomorrow night. What’s going to happen? Irish general elections are hard to call at the best of times, but this campaign has been a real rollercoaster. According to Paddy … Read more

Video: Northern Ireland’s Generation Peace…

7 Feb

The Face Magazine has produced a short film about the young people who have grown up in Derry since the 1998 Good Friday Agreement. From the article: Generation Peace talks to those who have grown up in Derry since the 1998 Good Friday agreement, which brought The Troubles to an end after three decades of violent conflict. Brexit and the possibility of the reintroduction of a border in Ireland, however, jeopardise that uneasy peace. In Derry we met brilliant young … Read more

Robbie Keane decking Edgar Davids in Tottenham training, kung-fu kicks in Big Sam’s office… Ranking the top ten fights between teammates

7 Feb

Jamie O’Hara recently told talkSPORT that Robbie Keane once casually decked Edgar Davids in Tottenham training. And it got us thinking – teammates fight quite a lot, don’t they? We’ve all been there in Sunday League; weeks of selfishness and greediness from that one guy who never gives you the ball. Even the best of […]