UBI Now FFS

6 Apr

For the first time in human history, almost the entirety of the population of our planet is consciously facing the same problem. As countries go into lockdown, each government is of a necessity having to suspend business-as-usual. The endless churn of …

UFC 249 card sees Justin Gaethje fight Tony Ferguson for interim lightweight title with possible September fight vs Khabib Nurmgomedov for the winner

6 Apr

Tony Ferguson will officially face Justin Gaethje for the interim lightweight title at UFC 249, Dana White has confirmed. ‘El Cucuy’ was set to face defending champion Khabib Nurmagomedov on April 18 in Brooklyn, but the event was moved after New York social distancing laws came into place in the battle to contain the coronavirus […]

‘Mum spent all day reading them’ – Ross Wilkins thanks fans for touching tributes to father and talkSPORT legend Ray

6 Apr

Ray Wilkins’ son Ross has revealed that messages from fans helped his family through a particularly tough anniversary on Saturday. April 4 marked two years since we suddenly and tragically lost the legendary midfielder and gentleman aged 61. Besides his glittering career as a player and a coach, Ray was also a talkSPORT favourite and […]

Virgil van Dijk reveals he wants to become a Liverpool legend as he praises Jurgen Klopp for restoring the club’s identity

6 Apr

Virgil van Dijk revealed he wants to become a Liverpool legend, despite links to some of the biggest clubs in the world. After arriving at Anfield in January 2018 with the burden of becoming the most expensive defender in the world on his shoulders, the Netherlands international has developed into one of the world’s best players. The […]

Liverpool reverse furlough decision as CEO Peter Moore tells fans he is ‘truly sorry’ for coming to ‘the wrong conclusion’

6 Apr

Liverpool have admitted they came to the ‘wrong decision’ and have decided to reverse their decision to place some non-playing staff on the Government’s furlough scheme. The Premier League club, who in February announced pre-tax profits of £42million for 2018-19, were heavily criticised after they announced their intention to turn to the scheme during the […]

Cristiano Ronaldo says Lionel Messi makes him better, Wenger wanted him at Arsenal and Pep Guardiola thinks he’s the best around

6 Apr

Pep Guardiola once said about Lionel Messi’s supreme ability: “Don’t write about him, don’t try to describe him, just watch him.” There are simply not enough words in the English language, or any other language to do the Barcelona legend justice. Messi has done everything any aspiring player could dream of achieving and while there’s […]

She Settles in the Shields

6 Apr

Syma Ahmed smiles as she gazes as the picture of her grandmother on the front cover of her book She Settles in the Shields, a pioneering look into the lives of South Asian women in Glasgow. Ahmed has worked for over a decade as the Black and Minority E…

What sort of a society does that make us if we feel certain lives are more valuable than others?

6 Apr

I have temporarily sidelined two articles I have penned for Slugger to instead discuss the Covid-19 epidemic and how it questions our morality and values. I have always been hugely passionate about history and I sometimes wonder how I would have reacted to wrongdoings of the past if I was in that situation. The persecution of Jews at the hands of the Nazis, the discrimination that many black people faced (unfortunately some still do) and societies treatment of minorities including … Read more

Ex-soldier jailed for 23 years over murder of Slovakian journalist Jan Kuciak

6 Apr

A former soldier has been sentenced to 23 years in prison in Slovakia for the alleged contract killings of an investigative journalist and his fiancee. A court in the town of Pezinok, north of the capital Bratislava, convicted Miroslav Marcek (pictured) over the fatal shootings in February 2018 of Jan Kuciak and Martina Kusnirova, both aged 27. … Continue reading “Ex-soldier jailed for 23 years over murder of Slovakian journalist Jan Kuciak”

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Tottenham star Serge Aurier reveals dream to return to ‘club of his heart’ Paris Saint-Germain before retiring

6 Apr

Sergie Aurier has revealed it is his ‘dream’ to return to Paris Saint-Germain before he retires. The 27-year-old left PSG to join Tottenham in a £23million deal in 2017. He has benefited from Kieran Trippier’s exit to Atletico Madrid last summer, making 33 appearances in all competitions this season. Aurier won two Ligue 1 titles […]