James McClean fined by Stoke and deletes his Instagram account after sharing picture of balaclava ‘history lesson’ to his kids

27 Mar

James McClean has been fined two weeks’ wages by Stoke after he posted an image of himself on social media wearing a balaclava while home schooling his children. The Republic of Ireland international shared the picture on his Instagram page accompanied by the caption ‘Today’s School lesson – History’ and laughing emojis. It was interpreted […]

Kemar Roofe on Leeds’ push for promotion, life under Vincent Kompany at Anderlecht, and the coronavirus response in Belgium

27 Mar

Kemar Roofe says Leeds United will always have a special place in his heart and hopes to see them win promotion when football eventually returns after the coronavirus pandemic. Roofe left the Championship club last summer to join Anderlecht in Belgium after they lost in the play-offs to Derby County. The 27-year-old, who scored 32 […]

EFL clubs told chances of football starting on April 30 ‘impossible’ with new date set to be announced next week

27 Mar

EFL clubs have reportedly been informed that the prospect of football resuming in April is ‘impossible’. All professional football in England, from the Premier League through to League Two, has been suspended until at least April 30 due to the coronavirus pandemic. But in a document seen by the Daily Mail, the EFL board have […]

Charlton players past and present lead tributes to super fan Seb Lewis who has died from coronavirus aged just 38

26 Mar

Charlton have paid tribute to one of their most loyal supporters who has died from coronavirus at the age of just 38. The club announced that popular fan Seb Lewis had died from COVID-19 with fellow supporters, as well as players past and present, paying tribute. Seb attended an astonishing 1,076 consecutive Charlton matches in […]

Zlatan Ibrahimovic held transfer talks with Leeds before making AC Milan return, reveals owner Andrea Radrizzani

25 Mar

Zlatan Ibrahimovic was in talks to join Championship promotion chasers Leeds in the January transfer window before making a shock return to AC Milan, the club’s owner has revealed. There was no shortage of interest in the veteran striker’s services when he decided to leave LA Galaxy at the turn of year, surprising many when […]

Peter Whittingham: Tommy Smith pays tribute to Cardiff legend and supports calls for Bluebirds to retire No.7 shirt

22 Mar

Tommy Smith has described former teammate Peter Whittingham as a Cardiff City legend and joined calls for the Championship club to retire the no.7 shirt following the 35-year-old’s tragic death. Whittingham, who made over 450 appearances in ten years for the Bluebirds, passed away earlier this week after spending time in hospital following an accidental […]

The best of Brian Clough: talkSPORT’s funniest stories on what would have been manager’s 85th birthday

21 Mar

Is there anyone in the history of English football with more brilliant stories told about them, than Brian Clough? The legendary former Derby, Nottingham Forest and Leeds United manager, who passed away in 2004, would have had his 85th birthday on Saturday. And so talkSPORT.com have had a look back through our archives to pick […]

Gary O’Neil thought Robert Prosinecki was rubbish but quickly realised chain-smoking Portsmouth star was a ‘genius’

21 Mar

“It was like playing football with your dad, he couldn’t run, but he was breathtaking on the ball.” Many people may have forgotten about Roberto Prosinecki’s brief stint on the south coast, but Portsmouth fans and players certainly won’t anytime soon. The former Croatia midfielder who played for Red Star Belgrade, Barcelona, Real Madrid and […]

Trevor Sinclair pays tribute to ex-Cardiff teammate Peter Whittingham – ‘A left-boot like Fowler and scoring ability of Le Tissier’

20 Mar

A ‘heartbroken’ Trevor Sinclair has paid tribute to former Cardiff City teammate Peter Whittingham following his tragic death at the age of just 35. Former midfielder Whittingham was injured in an accidental fall in a pub in Barry earlier this month and had been in hospital for over a week. And Cardiff confirmed his passing […]

West Brom striker Charlie Austin urges people to take coronavirus pandemic seriously after becoming latest footballers to test positive

20 Mar

Charlie Austin has urged people to take the coronavirus pandemic seriously after he became the latest footballer to test positive for the disease. The virus has infected more than 250,000 people and caused over 10,000 deaths worldwide. And it has hugely affected football in the UK, with all matches postponed until at least April 30. […]

Charlton Athletic in crisis: How the extraordinary public row between majority shareholder Tahnoon Nimer and chairman Matt Southall unfolded

20 Mar

It’s not been easy for Charlton fans in recent years as their ownership saga continues to get more bizarre. Addicks fans had long been protesting against Roland Duchatelet over the way he ran the club with particular concern over player and manager recruitment policies. Supporters thought their prayers had been answered when a new, seemingly […]

When will the EFL resume? Coronavirus Q&A – Will Leeds be denied promotion? Can clubs survive crisis? What is the National League situation?

20 Mar

The English Football League is at a standstill as the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has an unprecedented impact on the sporting world. The EFL is on hold with games around the country postponed for a number of weeks. Teams all around the UK are competing for promotion or battling relegation and there’s plenty to play for. […]

talkSPORT blackout survival guide: ‘Alan Mullery’s autobiography is a much better read than it sounds’, says Adrian Durham

20 Mar

All this week talkSPORT is helping you through the coronavirus sport blackout by suggesting a good book or film to keep you entertained. Many lives have been brought to a standstill as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, with people either being forced to work from home or self-isolate, while sport has also been put on […]

Charlton Athletic owner Tahnoon Nimer ‘removes’ Matt Southall, but chairman insists he has NOT left the club

20 Mar

Charlton Athletic have announced majority shareholder Tahnoon Nimer has won his war against Matt Southall by having the chairman removed. However, Southall insists that is not the case as the astonishing row between the pair rumbles on. The Championship club confirmed on Friday the former agent had left The Valley and new board members have […]

Former Cardiff and Aston Villa ace Peter Whittingham fighting for his life in hospital after accidental fall at pub

18 Mar

Former Cardiff City star Peter Whittingham is in a serious condition in hospital after suffering head injuries. The 35-year-old was injured in an accidental fall in a pub in Barry on Tuesday night, South Wales Police have confirmed. There were reports on social media on Tuesday night that Whittingham had passed away, with some of his […]

Charlton manager Lee Bowyer responds to public row between owner Tahnoon Nimer and chairman Matt Southall – ‘It’s bad press for the club’

17 Mar

Charlton Athletic manager Lee Bowyer regrets the club’s boardroom power struggle has broken through to the public domain, and has revealed Matt Southall still holds his role as executive chairman. The Championship club has been stuck in the middle of a remarkable civil war between their majority shareholder Tahnoon Nimer and former agent Southall. Southall was […]

Ultimate QuaranTeam draw confirmed: Leyton Orient staging 128-team FIFA tournament to raise funds for EFL clubs amid coronavirus pandemic

17 Mar

Leyton Orient are staging a 128-team FIFA tournament this weekend in a bid to raise money for EFL clubs and the draw for the special event has been confirmed. The coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 180,000 people worldwide including over 7,000 deaths, has forced the Premier League and EFL to suspend all matches. […]

‘No football? I’m going to have to speak to my wife!’ – How coronavirus crisis has affected talkSPORT’s Ian ‘The Moose’ Abrahams

16 Mar

While football lovers were forced to find other means of entertainment over the weekend with Premier League and EFL games cancelled, spare a thought for Ian Abrahams’ family. Fans found themselves at a loose end after all professional football was postponed until April 3 at the earliest due to the coronavirus pandemic. Homes were tidied, […]

Birmingham wonderkid Jude Bellingham can’t decide between Manchester United, Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund

16 Mar

Birmingham wonderkid Jude Bellingham reportedly has the choice to move to four European powerhouses. It is believed Manchester United, Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund have met the Blues’ £30million valuation of the 16-year-old. Bellingham has enjoyed a breakthrough season with Birmingham in the Championship, scoring four goals and registering two assists in 32 games. […]

Premier League season to be cancelled? No, 2019/20 campaign MUST finish even if it means abandoning next season, argues Barry Hearn

16 Mar

Barry Hearn has hit back at Karren Brady’s suggestions the Premier League season should be declared null and void due to the coronavirus pandemic. Instead, the Matchroom Sport chief insists the current campaign MUST be played to a conclusion as soon as it can to ensure the integrity of the competition is maintained. All Premier […]

Southampton play noughts and crosses vs Man City while Hull take on Bayer Leverkusen at Connect Four as coronavirus postpones football

15 Mar

Premier League and Football League clubs kept themselves busy despite the postponement of matches in England until April 3 due to the coronavirus outbreak. The deadly disease has infected 162,000 people, with more than 6,000 deaths worldwide. In the UK, over 1,000 people have tested positive for COVID-19, with the death toll at 9am on […]

‘It’s so Leeds!’ – Long-suffering fan bemoans the club’s luck as coronavirus could stop them from promotion to the Premier League

14 Mar

A ‘long-suffering’ Leeds United fan has complained it would be ‘so Leeds’ if coronavirus stops the club from sealing their long-awaited Premier League return. All Premier League, Championship, League One and League Two fixtures have been suspended until April 4 at the earliest over the outbreak of COVID-19. But it is feared the campaign may not resume […]

Manchester United and Leeds to defy fears and ‘continue training as normal’ despite coronavirus threat

14 Mar

The coronavirus may have halted the football season in the UK and across Europe – but Manchester United and Leeds United are determined to carry on with things as normally as possible. Reports have emerged that Man United and Leeds players will stick to their daily training schedule despite the recent outbreak of COVID-19. The […]

Matches in Championship, League One and League Two WILL go ahead this weekend despite coronavirus threat, EFL announces

12 Mar

EFL matches will go ahead as planned this weekend despite the increasing threat of coronavirus in the UK. A number of sporting events across the world have been either cancelled or postponed because of the pandemic. However, matches in the Championship, League One and League Two this weekend will happen. An EFL statement read: “In […]