The cost of living either side of the border

16 Feb

The issue of the cost of living either side of the Irish border received renewed interest today, following Senator Ian Marshall’s comments on the Sunday Politics that a single person in Northern Ireland is left with about £16,000 [at the end of a year], whereas the same person in the Republic would be left with €1,900 in their pocket. The Senator’s logic was that the cost of living is higher south of the border, and to an extent this is … Read more

Jose Mourinho teasing Heung-min Son, Roberto Firmino skill, Jadon Sancho scoring again, Arsenal’s team goal and more things we loved

16 Feb

News of Man City’s ban from European football dominated the world of sport over the weekend. The Premier League champions have been punished for committing breaches of the UEFA Club Licensing and Financial Fair Play Regulations and will not be allowed to compete in the Champions League for the next two seasons. However, there was […]

Man City have my full support after Champions League and Europa League ban, says Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta

16 Feb

Mikel Arteta insists Man City have his full support in the wake of their European football ban. On Friday, UEFA announced the Citizens will face a two-season ban from the Champions League and Europa League for committing breaches of the UEFA Club Licensing and Financial Fair Play Regulations. City released a statement insisting they would […]

BBC axe pundit Craig Ramage as former Derby player condemned for ‘racial ignorance, stereotyping and intolerance’

16 Feb

The BBC has severed ties with radio pundit Craig Ramage after the former Derby County midfielder’s “entirely unacceptable” on-air comments. Speaking on BBC Radio Derby Sportscene after Saturday’s 1-1 draw with relegation-threatened Huddersfield, Ramage said he thought the Rams’ “young black lads” needed “pulling down a peg or two”. Derby left-back Max Lowe slammed the […]

Four Arsenal second-half goals see off Newcastle as Mikel Arteta wins second Premier League game as Gunners boss

16 Feb

Four second-half goals from Arsenal secured a comfortable 4-0 win over Newcastle on Sunday. The victory handed Mikel Arteta just his second Premier League win since replacing Unai Emery as Gunners boss in December. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang headed in a lofty Nicolas Pepe cross in the 54th minute, before the Ivory Coast winger turned in a […]

Transfer news and football gossip: Liverpool to meet Timo Werner’s £48m release clause, Chelsea eye up Inter ace, Juventus offer two players in bid to sign Pogba

16 Feb

talkSPORT.com rounds up all the latest transfer news and football gossip from Sunday’s papers and online… Juventus are considering offering Adrien Rabiot and Aaron Ramsey to Manchester United in a bid to bring Paul Pogba back to the club. Pogba’s agent, Mino Raiola, says he has held talks with Juventus about the midfielder. (La Gazzetta […]

Boxing news: Floyd Mayweather says he chose not to KO Conor McGregor early so they can have rematch, dismisses Manny Pacquiao speculation

16 Feb

Floyd Mayweather claimed he deliberately decided against knocking out Conor McGregor early in their first fight in order to set up a rematch. The 50-0 retired boxing legend declared in November he will be working alongside UFC president Dana White to return this year and has now revealed he’s eyeing two bouts – against Conor […]

Neymar praises ‘special’ Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho amid Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United transfer interest

16 Feb

Neymar has dubbed Jadon Sancho ‘special’ ahead of his reported Premier League return this summer. The Borussia Dortmund star has been heavily linked with a £120million move to England amid interest from Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United. Sancho, who joined Dortmund from Manchester City for just £8million in 2017, has scored 13 goals and registered […]

Heung-min Son nets dramatic last-gasp winner against Aston Villa to boost Tottenham’s Champions League hopes

16 Feb

Tottenham moved to within one point of four-placed Chelsea after Heung-min Son’s dramatic injury-time strike in a 3-2 win at relegation-threatened Aston Villa on Sunday. Villa took the lead in the ninth minute when Toby Alderweireld turned Anwar El Ghazi’s deflected cross into his own net under pressure. The hosts came close to doubling their […]

Tyson Fury or Deontay Wilder? Who Anthony Joshua, Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield and other heavyweight stars past and present are backing to win

16 Feb

Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury renew their rivalry in Las Vegas tonight with the entire boxing world watching closely. The huge heavyweight title fight, live on talkSPORT – in association with official sponsor Betfred – has captured the attention of the entire division and prompted opinions from many of the top dogs. Here, talkSPORT.com looks […]

Conor McGregor reignites war of words with Diego Sanchez and trolls veteran after his controversial UFC win over Michel Pereira

16 Feb

Conor McGregor appeared to troll Diego Sanchez after the American’s controversial win over Michel Pereira. Sanchez, who has a long-standing rivalry with ‘The Notorious’, was losing the fight by some margin before Pereira was disqualified for an illegal knee in the third round of UFC Fight Night 167. The Irish bruiser then jokingly took to […]

Arsenal vs Newcastle live stream: How to watch Premier League clash – kick-off time, TV channel and confirmed line-ups

16 Feb

Mid-table rivals Arsenal and Newcastle go head-to-head in north London this weekend. The Gunners and the Toon are both on 31 points and have drawn seven of their last eight combined. Arsenal won 1-0 at St James’ Park back in August thanks to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s winner. Arsenal vs Newcastle: How to watch The Premier League […]

‘Arsenal don’t get a mention’ – Luke Shaw says Gunners get an easy ride compared to Manchester United

16 Feb

Luke Shaw believes Manchester United are given a much harder time for their shortcomings compared to Arsenal. Both clubs have disappointed in recent years and are falling further behind their rivals for a top-four finish in the Premier League. The Red Devils are languishing in ninth place, winless in their last three league matches and […]