Jose Mourinho launches prickly four-minute rant and claims Tottenham defeat to RB Leipzig was like ‘going into battle with a gun but without bullets’

19 Feb

Jose Mourinho claimed Tottenham’s 1-0 defeat to RB Leipzig was like ‘going into battle with a gun without bullets’ during a prickly interview on BT Sport. Spurs were outclassed by their German opponents in the first leg of their last-16 tie and were made to pay in the second-half when Timo Werner fired home from […]

Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante set to miss crucial ties against Tottenham, Bayern Munich and Liverpool with abductor injury

19 Feb

Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante could reportedly miss a crucial part of the season after suffering an abductor injury. The France international hobbled off in the Blues’ 2-0 defeat to Manchester United on Monday night. And according to French outlet L’Equipe, the 28-year-old has suffered a ‘Grade 2’ tear and could be out for three weeks. […]

Boost Supercars return confirmed

19 Feb

After sporting Coca-Cola colours at both the official Supercars launch and the pre-season test at The Bend, Courtney’s Holden was wrapped in a sharp Boost Mobile livery on Wednesday in Adelaide.He’ll carry the colours of the telco throughout the season…

Champions League results: Timo Werner’s penalty hands RB Leipzig advantage over Tottenham, Atalanta thrash Valencia to take control of tie

19 Feb

Tottenham will need to deliver a special Champions League performance in Germany as they head into their last-16 second leg against RB Leipzig trailing 1-0. After Ben Davies clumsily brought down Konrad Laimer in the penalty area, red-hot striker Timo Werner made no mistake from the spot and fired the Bundesliga side into the lead. […]

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he is ‘delighted’ for Erling Haaland despite striker’s Manchester United snub in January transfer window

19 Feb

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has insisted he is ‘delighted’ that Erling Haaland is firing on all cylinders for Borussia Dortmund. Solskjaer was desperate to sign his compatriot from Red Bull Salzburg last month, but the teenager snubbed a move to Old Trafford in favour of joining the German club. And Red Devils fans […]

Why do we need foreign labour when we have so many unemployed?

19 Feb

A texter to Good Morning Ulster today asked the question: ‘Why do we need cheap foreign labour when we have 100,000 unemployed?’ I voted against Brexit and I also believe it is good to have free movement of labour, but I must admit the texter had a point. It is a strange state of affairs that we import labour from all over the world when we have so many local people economically inactive. From the NISRA Report on Economic Inactivity: … Read more

Erling Haaland gets his talent from his mother, jokes Graeme Souness, who says dad was ‘a plodder’ in reference to Leeds ace Alf-Inge

19 Feb

Erling Haaland’s supreme talent comes from his mother rather than his dad, Graeme Souness has joked. The young striker continued his sensational goalscoring form on Tuesday night with two goals for Borussia Dortmund against Paris Saint-Germain. Haaland – the son of former Manchester City and Leeds player Alf-Inge – now has a remarkable 39 goals […]

Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo backs proposals to change the offside rule – ‘If Arsene Wenger says it, I support it’

19 Feb

Arsene Wenger’s proposals to change VAR and technicalities in the offside rule has been backed by Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo. VAR, which has had huge amounts of criticism this season for disallowing goals for an offside toe or armpit, will be used for the first time in the Europa League this season on Thursday, […]

Mike Dean on that ‘celebration’ during Tottenham vs Aston Villa game and how he ‘loves a stepover’

19 Feb

Mike Dean has opened up about his infamous ‘celebration’ during a Premier League game in 2015. The referee is well-known for his exaggerated actions during games, from the ridiculous stepovers to cheeky looks into the camera. A match between Tottenham and Aston Villa is what Dean’s name is synonymous with. Mousa Dembele had just scored […]

Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard criticised for sticking with Mino Raiola partnership despite the agent ‘disrespecting Manchester United’

19 Feb

Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard have been criticised for sticking by their partnership with Mino Raiola despite the agent ‘disrespecting’ Manchester United. Super-agent Raiola was involved in an explosive row with Simon Jordan on talkSPORT this week over his ongoing public feud with the Red Devils. The 52-year-old representative was accused of ‘creating a culture […]

Manchester United ‘consider moves’ for former Paris Saint-Germain sporting director or Red Bull’s head of sport for technical director role

19 Feb

Manchester United reportedly have Antero Henrique and Ralf Rangnick on their shortlist to be the club’s technical director. The Red Devils do not currently have anyone in that position and want someone to work with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward. The Independent report that Man United are strongly considering former Paris […]

Robert Snodgrass EXCLUSIVE: West Ham midfielder adamant they could avoid relegation, admits recent performances have ‘not been good enough’

19 Feb

West Ham midfielder Robert Snodgrass has told talkSPORT that he ‘firmly believes’ the Hammers will avoid relegation, but has urged his teammates to be ‘ruthless’ in their Premier League survival bid. David Moyes men currently occupy the final and third relegation spot, one point off fellow strugglers Aston Villa in 17th. The east London side […]

Tottenham vs RB Leipzig live stream: How to watch Champions League clash for free – kick-off time, TV Channel and talkSPORT coverage

19 Feb

Last season’s runners-up Tottenham return to Champions League action tonight when they host RB Leipzig in the Round of 16. Spurs finished behind Bayern Munich in Group B and will take on fellow Bundesliga heavyweights and Group G winners Leipzig. The north Londoners reached the final of Europe’s elite competition last season but were well […]